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VOL.31.^NO 84. HELENA, MONTANA TERRITORY, SUNDAY MORNING. JANUARY 1:1, 18HS^. FIVECENTS T.C. POWER ^ CO., JOMBEKS AND DiALIK* IN MININGMACHINERY! .A. NO AgriculturalImplements, Justreceived, a large stock of Bement^c Son's Celebrated ^ Maine ^ and M Brown BOBSLEDS. Deere^ Co. Sulky, Gang and Walking Plows. SCHUTTLERAND RUSHFORD TUBULAR AXLE AND STEEL SKEIN WAGONS. FINEHAND-MADE^Carriage axicL IHea v y ITeam Haxnees. OurHtook of One Carriage* ami Buggle* 1h the largest and most complete ever Afull line Of MlM and Mill MVfHn embracing Blake Steam Pump*. Revere^Rubber Co. Mechanical ^hhIh, Common Heuse Whim, etf.. etc. Sendfor ClrcularH and Pries Lint. Steamboat Block, corner of Main Htreel^and Helena avenue. 8.O. ASH BY. U.A. BBOADWATBB S.C.AshbyCo. HELENAAND GREAT FALLS. SWEET'SPATENT Common Sense ^ ^Arctic^ and ^ Manitoba. BOBSLEDS. Mitchell^ Farm and Spring Wagons, FineCarriages, Buggies, Phaetons, Buckboards,Road Carts, Etc., Etc HARNESS,BARB WIRE, VICTORFEED MILL WALLTENTS, WAGON COVERS, ETC.^FURST 6c BRADLEY HARROWS,HOOSIER DRILLS, DEDERICKHAY PRESSES I3ailinarTies, Ktc, Ktc. IMPORTEDFRENCH Draftand Pereheron Horses Wibavejust arrived from centra1^Illinois wiih a shipment of imported^French Draft and PcrekitM BtsYllions indMan'h of superior Itjfo action and^^olors. Aleo a number of high ^rade^Prmob I^raft Stallions which we v ill^-t il at Eastern Prices. Every aninia^una ran teed a breeder. Call and exam^UM MY clock and judge ior yourself o^its merit. BAKER^ CLARK BROS , Helena, M.T. ll-ad([HarterB at Brack ^ Fisher's Livery and Sale Barn. ATTENTIONLADIES! Haveyou ^een the Finest Line of Evening- Party Slippers InUndressed Kid, headed, ever shown in the West, if yon would like^to see tbem call on F.E. GAGE ^ CO., No.! 25 Upper Main St PLEADIHOFORUTAH. Mormonsand Gentiles Gather in^Force at Washington to Argue^the Question of Statehood. THEBITTER ROOT EXTENSION THESAINTS'SPOKESMAN Claimsof the Tsrritorv Strongly Put,^While the Charges of Gov. West^and the Gentiles are Repudi^^ated in Plain Terms. Washington,Jan. 12.^The house eotn-^inittre on territories devoted its session this^morning to hearing an argument upon the latmsof Ttah tor admission. The element^seeking admission was represent**! by Del^^egate Calnc, Franklin N. Richard* and J.^M. Wll^^m. The opposition were Juritff^Haskins, Uovenior Went, Mr. Kerry and^Judge McBride. Mr.Richards opened the argument hy au^address in which he briefly told of the set^tlsssest of f tab,and the hardships and suf^^ferings anSerjpM by the,pioneers He^spoke of the growth of the territory and^pointed to the lain^ pi^!^^ lion Of the peo-^ple who owned homes compared with^other sections of the country He, de^^fended the patriotism of the inhabitant*, itingthe efforts ot their ancestors in war. roMatngthe as ergs* n lattve to polygamy^be declared that stsea the passage ot tin^a^ t ot IhKli there had onl^ bet n ten *,nnvu^-^tlout tor new plural marriages ;all of the600^other con v id ion* were eases where the mar^riage was contracted before the passage o!^the law. Klcherds attacked the governor of^tin- territory, OSesetsS him of BeisispiS^Renting the position and intention nf the^Mormon inhabitants of 1'iah and pervert^^ing facts generally in the interests Of the^pentlles. He characterised a^ absurd w hat^he railed the dime novel stories of Mor^^mon atrocities, and asserted that there wa*^no danger to the ticntitu pi 'petty holder*^in Utah in the admission d the territory^as a state. I'roper ty would be protected^under a state jonstiti'tlou as it had BBSS^^5der thi' ronelttatUm ^^I (lie territory. He^BBokc with some asperity of rabid Qekl^as he called them, w ho opposed the move-^SsSfM lac admission, iteMMMlM them as^risksasri enthusiast* or ^eemfhfta1 worst1,^and declaring 11 tiny had their will and^*ecured the appointment of the commission^they desired to govern I tab, Salt Lake^Ot^ would become a paradise for liblter*.^lie did not mean to censure all the (lentiles^a/ho signed the petitions, as many of tht-tu^had d^ne so under BBeESsBS and were^honorable citi/-n*. He took up the gov-^ernor'* report to the secretary ^^f the inte^rtoff and !^ u.I affidavits to show tliat It was^ineorred a* to the pOWCt of the church in^civil affair*. He quoted from the church^ftBtborltftei to show the perfect freedom el^members to vote as they please and from^the election !aws to prove that no one can^discover tor whom au elector vote*. Also^that tithliiK is an entirely voluntary dona^^tion, determined by the giver, aud^that the whole Mormon theory Is^based on free agency and to^practice everything Is done hy ^common^consent,^ making the Mormon church the^most democratic on earth. He deprecated^the governor's presence here for tin* vile^purpose nftrying to establish an absoiut^iHin In I t.ih. In which, with the legislative^commission, he would have the power to^appoint all local officials. In conclusion^he sttout in detail the claims nf the terri^^tory to admission, appealed to the commit^tee tn the name of patriotism, Justice and^honor not to be influenced hy the plaints of^a few enthusiasts in keep her loyal peoph^in political serfdom. NEWMEXICO, TOO. ThePeople of the Kouihprn Territory Place^ThemtcUetOn Record for Statehood. SantaKb, N. M., Jan. 12 ^A statehood^convention was held here to day, at which^were present delegah ^ from all parts ot Mm^territory. A long resolution was adopted,^the preamble of which, after reviewing the^treaty of (luadaliipe and Hidalgo by which^the territory became a portion of the United^States, states that the population of New^Mexico at the present time is over 170,000^exclusive of Indians, who have not the^right of the franchise; that the territory^now has over 1,400 miles of railroads and^telegraph lines, all of which have been^constructed within the last nine years; that^the assessed valuation of property has In^^creased tenfold within the pa-d^ten years and the population^30,000 during the paat two years^and as the territory of New Mexico I* pos^^sessed of sufficient resourcea, iBtNllflesee^aud Inhabitant* to MtfcOftM and require its^admission into the union, it is resoived h^^the people of the territory, in convention^assembled, representing every p -rtion and^political party therein, that we insist upon^and dimand admission into the federal^union; and furthermore, we ask thatspredy^action be taken by cor s^ upon this iiihI^ter. The convention asked to be permuted^to retain the name, ^New Mexico,^ as the^name of the new state. AHeavenly Phenomenon Hm HEHTkii, N. V.. Ian. 12.^A remark^able aurora was observed here this even^tng at V o'clock of a vast circle of white^light, its centre near the zenith and its^circumference passing over the moon^Streamers reached up to It from the north^The diameter of the elide was about^seventy Ave degrees. A K:45 o'clock i^similar circle of shorter diameter formed^it also passed across the moon. As the^moon rose still hiicher another circle^formed of still smaller dimeiiMions, atill^passing over the nnsm, the center re^maiuingai the zenith The approach of^the moon towards the zenith seemed to^reifiilate the a.ZH of the circle. The semi^dlsineter of the circle was cm each occaaiou^the distance from the zenith to the moon TheRoad to r*p th^ Rich Mln^r^l Hdl tac^^tion Union Pacific Plana Ml*.-mmi k. Jan 1^ [Special to the Ik^dependent.)^The Missoula A Hitter Root^railroad is to be extended from Its present^terminus at (iranUdale, fifty mites up the^valley. This will bring the road so near^the. Mineral Hill mining district that a^great stealpede may lie expected into that^section as soon as the snow sufficiently dis^^appears to allow prospectors to enter.^Chief Kngineer Lothrope left here this^morning with his party of surveyors for the^terminus of the road. The extension of^this road means much to Missoula county,^aa the road will penetrate a section rich in^agricultural, mineral and timber resources. Thepeople of the county are elated ovei^the prospects for railroad building for the^coming summer. Every indication now^points toward the building of a line from iarrlsonInto the Cuiur d'Alene by the^l iiion Pacific. A line is now being sur^^veyed following the river grade from Mis^^soula down. An easy grade Is reported,^with a much shorter line than the one at^present used by the Northers Pacific. Theflectrlc Bucar Fraud.^New York..Ian. 12 ^Theofficials of the^victimized Klectrtc Sugar company have^decided not to make a statement public as^to the status of the concern. W. H. Cot-^tenll, president, has given the press a long^statement refuting the charges that ap- ParedIn a mornln I paper in IH76, in which^was stated that^'-dienil left the country^under a cloud, deserting his wife and ^ iglit^children. 1ha Mortgage to Be Foreclosed ni^ aoo, Jan. VJ. ^The big suit against^the Chicago A Atlantic Railway company,^in which the Farmers' Loan and Trust^company and the Krie Railroad company,^the tirst and second bondholders, were in^^terested, has hern decidt*d agaiu*t the Chi^cago A Atlantic, Judge GreSbSSI directing^that tin- mortgage* be rOfBCleced and the^property sold. The suit was an Important^one, and ha* BBSS watched with interest^bv railroad men. The tirst mortgage is for^$rl,500,0oa M^ direction of the court any^surplus remaining after the payment of^these Ivonds aud interest is to in- held for^Use hem tit of the second mortgage bono^holder* according to their IBBES dive rights^in BBSttf* The second mortgage is for^H ,000, UK). Obeyingthe Law. NfcwYoiik, .Ian. II. In their second an^nual report the inter state con merce com^missinners say that outside of the roads af-^fected by ocean competrtion between the^Atlantic and Pacific, the long and short^haul clause has been fairly well obeyed.^The commission insists it has no evidence,^tn spin* of the railroad protests, that the^law has BBSS otherwise than bent ticial to^roads alHtliHhing unjust discrimination. No^matter how It alT^c*ed the earnings, it was^for common Isetles and public morality.^The lossen nf lHhh wi re not due to the act.^One cause was the * Q^ strike. New and^paralU Mines materially injured the net^earnings, and the rate wars were very ser^^ious. rtfcBjr, however, were not the result^ot the act. Amendment* to the law deal^with unearned dividends, cut rates and^commissions are proposed. _ MikaaWeakly Uenlals Bosto x, Jan. 12^An Associated Press^PBSBfBBf visited the office of the Union Pa^cffic railroad to learn from (Gardner I.ane,^a**istant to President C. K. Adams, that^Adams, in reply to a request for informa^^tion regarding his resignation of the presi^dency of tde Colon Pacific to accept the^chairmanship of an interstate railway asso^^ciation, had facetiously said: ^He has de^^nied the rumor everv week, and as he has^already denied for this week, he should not^make another denial until Monday next. Went^n Inveatlgetl n^St. Pari,, Jan. 12.^The state railroad^commissioners have petitioned the inter^state commerce commission *o investigate^the railroad* running between .St. Paul and^Chicago. They allege violations uf four^articles of the interstate law. DrivingOut the Germans /an/ihak,Jan. 12. ^ The Insurgents^yesterday attacked the ^ or mas mission^station at Dar, Salem, In which were a^number of natives recently fn^d from^Hlavery. After a *harp hght the insur^^gents were repulsed. At .Saadani tfcsfs^has been continuous tiring between war^vessels and Insurgent* on shore. At Limit^and Kilwa the Insurgents allowed the^Itrillsh aud Indtan residents to leaie.^Many have arrived at Zanzibar There is^no abatement of the anti QstSISS feeling^among the native*. The governor of^Mozambique has returned from /unties!,^where, after severe fighting, he dd^ ^d^ d Rongar.The whole provluce remains in^insurrection. Woolgroweri'Wente. Washington,Jam 12. -At today's ses^^sion of the Woolgrowers' convention a^resolution was adopted re^|iicating promt^nent uieichanU and dealers to consider the^subject of establishing a bureau for the^purpose of concentrating statistical infor^^mation relating to the supply and BBBBSSd^of wimiI, and also aHking them to establish^a system of grades of wo^d which will^abolish the old stale terms or substitute a^series of standard grades embracing all^wool growu in the different producing^states. Aidfor the Sufferer*.^Reamno, Jan. 12 ^ The funerals of^some of the victims of the tornado disaster^took place here to-day. The fund for the^relief of sufferers has now reached nearly^910,000. A number of contributions have^Ih*^ ii received iroru New York and Phila^^delphia, and even as far west as Montana.^Money is needed to bury the dead and re^^lieve the distress In the families of the one^hundred persons injured. TheRector Suicided^Oswkoo, Jan. 12.^The body of Rev. W.^L. Parker, rector of Christ Kpiseopal^church of this city, who mysteriously dis^^appeared Nov. 80, was found Id the lake^riser h re this morning. It Is now certain^the unfortunate man, who constantly gave^to the nerd) more than he could afford,^committed suicide to escape his creditors. THEBEST IN THE WORLD. AmericanShipbuilding Ageln Restored to the^Proud Position It o ce Held l'llliaPkl.i'iUA, Jan- Ri. -The third of^Qcial trip of the new 1'nited States dynam^ite gun cruiser Vesuvius was the most suc^^cessful of the three, the vessel attaining a^rate of twenty-one kinds per hour, while^the contract calls for but twenty knots.^The speed attained lacks but six-tenths of^a r.ite of twenty five statute mile* per I.our^and put* the Vesuvius in the front rank of^ocean greyhounds, having attained the^fasU *' speed of any ateauishlp afloat. The^length of the course was officially certified^to the builders by the naval board as beiug^fifty-four kind-i, and Messrs. Cramp were^notified the Vesuvius would have to go^SfBf it each way in 7 min. H7 1 6 sees,^in order to attain the mean speed^ot md less BBSS twenty knots an hour re^quired by the contract. The first run over^the course was in the direction of 'he tide^and wa* made in ^^ minutes, .W seconds,^which |ivse a rate of *jy V5 knots per hour.^The second run, sgaitiHt the tide.wa* made^In 7: 80, showing a rate of 20 H5 knots. SecretaryWhitney ha* wued the build^i ts as follow- ^ I congratulate you upon^the result of the trial of the Vesuvius. Con^^sidering the size and class ot the vessel and^the weights carried, vou can Justly claim^to have surpassed all records heretofore^made. I,lout.It it II, tn speaking of the results^of the trial, said the rBBSM re^^stores the supremacy of American ship^builders over the world. This Is the first^time America has beaten the world since^the building of the Menoslass Is ma The^cruiser will be turned over to the gofSfSr^nit nt at once. THESACKVILLE INCIDENT. TheVlrglnle Contempt^Charleston,W. Va., Jan. 12 ^The con^^tempt case against Judge Guthrie before^the supreme court was argued to day, but^the court will nut reach a decision until^Monday. aBucrsMor to Murchlton'i Friend to be Ap^^pointed After Herrleon Aetume* Office. London,Jan. 12^The rumor that the^government will appoint a successor to^Lord Nackville to the Cntied Mates after^the inauguration of President lUrrison Is^ctinned. TheBlue gssfc SS the Sackville affair has^just been published. The interest in the^hook centers In a dispatch dated (it. 26, to^Mr. Phelps, In which l^ord Salisbury con^trover's the idea that the acceptation or^retention of a minister is a question to he^determined solely with or without the rea^sons assigned by the government to which^he is accredited. In this relation Lord^Salisbury says i!-e general principles are^of more Importance than the particular^case under discussion. These principl up^pear to ttie QserS*! government to havt^been set SfSfcaTj laid down by Lord PslM^erston on the occasion of the sudden dis^miNsal of Minister Hulwer (nun the^court of Madrid In 1K4K A quotation^follows from Pitlinerstou s communication^to Isturir. to the ^ Me^ t that international^law entitles the nation to which the de^mand for the withdrawal of a minister has^been address* d to decline to comply with^the demand, even though grave and^weighty rSSSSM are assigned The Post,^commenting on the subject, says Lord^Sallaburv acteal With due regard for na^^tional dignity. Lord Sacsvtlle'* indiscre^^tion does not condone Mr. Hazard's neglect^of decent International abser'v \nces. KILLEDON THE STREET. Or.Meyer, e WleconUn Physician, Killed by Hie^Fetherdn Lew StevknnPoint, Wis., Jan. 12 ^Dr.^Meyer, aged 34, a well known physician of^this city, was shot and Instantly killed on^the street yestorday b^ Phillip (irirflth, his^father in law. On Dec. I 1 the doctor's wlte^died from the effects of a pistol shot, which^be claims was fired bv her own hand. Cir^^cumstantial evidence warranted the cor^one;'s jury in not bringing In a verdict of^suicide, hut the deed was not charged to^any person. The parents and brother of^Mrs. Meyer stoutly maintain she did not^commit suicide, and her father has been^endeavoring since to secure a warrant for^the doctor's arrest, but without avail, and^the tragedy i* the outcome of the affair.^Win. GirltBlh, ^ brotbetMB* aw. wasalsoar^reeled, he having ^|uarrelled and fought^with the doctor a few minutes twfore the^killing. BtervlngUekolene. Karoo,Dak., Jan. 12. The interest In^the Walsh county sufferers is revived Sf^the receipt of a letter from Key J. fi. Om-^land, which leaves no ground for doubt^that destitution of the most appalling na^^ture exists In the western part of Walsh^county. Mr. Oiulatid states the need west^of Park river Is so great that there is dan^^ger of starvation among most of the re^^cently arrived Scandinavians; absolutely^nothing Is left upon which to subsist ex^^cept frosteil wheat. WARRINC_KANSANS. TheCimarron County Seat Fight^Breaks Out Again With Serious^Results to the Participants, THREEPEOPLE KILLED. OneParty Takes Refuge in a Brick^Building snd Are Now Besieged^by Their Rivals Troops^Ordered Out. accidentallyKilled. IIo/kman,Jan 12.-|Sirt-rial to the Inde^^pendent. |-Andrew It-nl* was shot here^accidentally last night by a young man^named llencke. The two were hunting^rahhita near thoidte of old Kort Kills, and^at the time of the shooting were going^down a steep hillside, Hen'z in advance,^llencke slipped and fell, the contents of^his shotgun entering llentz's back, tearing^the spinal column almost from the t...d^^He died within three minutes, llencke is^in custody. Prlntereon a Strike. Wii.KkNUAHitK,I'a, Jan. 12 ^The prin^^ters of three daily papers of this city, the^It* cord, News Dealer and header, struck^to-day on account of a dispute about^union rules. The publishers say they are^determined to run their own business, es^^pecially as they are willing to pay tbe^wages demanded. HerSon Suspected Kato*,O, Jan. 12.-Mrs. Caroline^Sharky, a widow living on a farm two and^a half rnilea north, was found murdered In^bed this morning. Her only son. Klmer,^who lived with her, Is sua St.Lone, Jan. 12.-A special from^Wichita, Kas , gives an account of a terri^^ble affair at Cimarron, Ks., in which two^or three persons werM killed and several^wounded. There has for years past been a^serioiiM conflict between the towns of In-^galls and Cimarroi.. The county officers,^excepting clerk and surveyor, have been at^lngalls for nearly a year. At the recent^election Mr. Watson, an lngalls man, waa^elected clerk, but the commissioners re^^fused to canvass the vote until the su^^preme court isMied an order for them to de^so last Monday. This morning several^depot) -sheriffs went to OlBBSffSB to place^Watson, the ckrk elect, in office, and to re^iu'i\c the county records to lngalls, when^thev were tired up.^n by a BBSS of from ::ni^to JUKI Cimarron sj mpatldrera. The shots^v ere returned with a vengeance and when^the tiring ceased it was found that^.1. \ Knglish and .1. liliss, I wo prominent^citizens of Cimarron, were killed and ^|ulte^a number wounded QeSa W. Holds, dep^^uty -i. i.tt. wan stud In the leg, and Lem^^uel II Keeks and 0. Iddhtclter, two other^deputies, received besh wounds In the arm^and fir id The Cimarron people became^luferiated over the killing of their two^leading citizens and charged in a body^upon the brick building in which Wratson^and the wounded deputies hud taken^refuge. At last accounts tiring was going^on at Intervals between the besieged and^besiegers, the latter using house corners^and other places for shelter. If Watson^and his deputies fall Into the hands ot the^Cimarron people they will all be^DUSSi and their safety lbs In the^tiuieiv arrival of outside assistance.^Hen. Myers, of this city, has BBSS IBM^graphed to take one company aud go to^Cimarron at once to preserve the peace and^to go himself, snd if he finds one company^lasuflSet nt to order out another. General^M)eri immediately notified companies A .^E! end U, of the Second regiment, Kansas^National (iuardi, to be rwadj for duty, and^with Adjutant Davis went to Lsi B^ d,^wh^Ti he will he met by company K, ana^BJISSBBi toCiniHiron at BBSS, TELEGRAPHICBREVITIES. J.It Morris, a prominent dentist of Pitts^burg, Pb^( suicided j. st.iday. The\cw York banks hold 914.500,000 In^excess of the legal requirements. Minersare in great demand In Chllt,^owing to the extensive development of the^country's mineral resources. Nonews lias been received of thn steam^^er Denmark, which left London for New^York twenty two days ago. Theking of the Netherlands has suf^^fered a relapse snd is now considered In a^dangerous condition. TwoHanover batteries txdng embarked^at Wllliehnshavcn. tlermany, will shortly^sail for Zanzibar Advicesfrom Honolulu aay the volcano^of Kllatiea. on one of (he Saudwlcrj^Inland*, which has been dormant since^March, IHHtf, has broken out again. WilliamO'Connor hss scceptcd (lau-^datir's challenge to row three miles for^S1.U0U a side at San Francisco about^March 1. TheKoyal College of Surgeons, til to %^has passed a resolution BSSBUrisS Dr. Mac^^kenzie tor publishing bis hook on the case^of the late Kiuperor William. Chas.Ii Dixon, of Kast Saginaw, Mich.,^deputy county treasurer, left ihst city foSf^days ago. taking with him a considerable^portion of the county funds. 1'rosidentCarnot. of France, has Issued^an order authurlzlng the construction of^two ironclads, one of 4,600 and the other of^^ 000 tons, and fifteen torpedo boats for Coastdefense. Lastevening as Walker Blaine wkS^slighting from a cab, in Washington, he^fell aud broke both bones of his tight leg^three Inches above the ankle. The bones^were set in plaster. Outof a party of seven prospectors who^left Needles, Cel., recently. In a small boat^for some new gold fields, four were drownedby the capsizing of the^t while goingthrough the rapids nf the river below^that place. AtSt Joseph, Mo , a me* ting was held^last night and arrangement* made tor a^world's conference April ^, of the reorgan^laed ^ thank of the Latter Day Saints. An^attendance Is expected from all over the^world to the number of Moo. PresidentCarnot gave a grand banquet^last night in SSSor of all the foreign sin^haa*adnra and diplomatic representatives.^In the chainlter yesterday FrsSSBBSl Ms-^llne. In his opening addr ss declared that^bis only amhiliou was to promote a policy^of peace. ItIs officially announced that Queen Vic^^toria, Princess Beatrice and probably^Km press Victoria of (t'-rmany. will pass^April and May at liraurlt* The French^government will order two siiusdronsof^war vessels to act as an escoit to tbe royal^party. Whenthe cases of Dr. Tanner, Mr. Con^^don, and John O'Connor, summomd to ap^^pear before tl e Tlppcrery court, Ireland,^to answer charges under the crimes act,^were called, the defendants failed to an-^ssjst, and the court issued warrants for^their arrest. Inthe skating champlom hip contest yes^^terday at Amsterdam the two mile race^was won by Joseph Donoghue, of New-^burgh, N. Y., In six minutes and twenty-^four seconds. Tanchin, the Kussian cham^^pion, covered the distance In six minutes^and tflirty one seconds. The beat record^previously made for the same distance was^six minutes snd forty one seconds. Arthurlo Be Forced Out, Cimcaoo,Jan. 12.^The rumor Is re^^vived more positively than before that^Chief Arthur, of the engineers, will b*^^forced to resign and that A. K. Cavener, ^^'^California, will be chosen to succeed him^inside of three mouths.