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Unsurpassedas a Newspaper.^ABRSAST 0F~THS TIMES. VN313H ThoOnly MORNINQ++ HBWSPAPBR^That Realm a Telegraphic Report Givingall the) Newsof the World Daily. VOL.30--NO. 39. HELENA, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 19, 1889 FIVECENTS ASHBURNK BARBOUR, Attorneyana Counselor at Law MASONICTIMI*l,B. HKLKNA, M T MASSENABULLAKD, Attorneyand Counselor at Law, hblina,montana WU1practice In til CAtirU of record In to* Ter^^ritory. Umc* In Gold Hi. - k R.G. DAVIES, attobnby-at-law,MOON A, AhHHY BLOCK, ^ llgLBNA, M t. DR.M. ROCKMAN, PhysicianSurgeon,Acooucher. Oculist andAunit Memberof Had Kranri^^^ Medical Society, eleo^Nevada Kiete v ^ i *1 Hoelety. Office-fiffMn! ^ rug store, corner above Main^and Broadway. Bntrnnce on Broadway and Jack^^on. Helena, Montana. Coaaultadona tn German^and English. Eye, Gar, Nose and Throat. DR.M. G. PARSONS, Fifteen) ears' experience ae OCULISTAND AURIST Perforinsall operative and treats all disease*^of the Kye, Bar, Noe*^ and Throat. Correct* er^rore of vlalon and adjust* piasses^GOfflre, cnrser Main street and (Math avenue,^over Jno. Murphy's grocer* ^tore. J.H. FRENCH,^Veterinary Surgeon. orriCB-Joa.O Nelli s sum*, corner Main^and Price str^ls. MONTFORDSBACON, M. D.^Physician, Surgeon, and Oculist HELENA.M. T. Hpedalattention given to the Kye, Ear and^Tbroat Fullassortment of art! final eye*. W.LONG, VETERINARYBUHOBON,^i K^'t k itmh^ PUbw'f NUMee, Lower Mais Ntreel Telephone tin FRENCHLESSONS. PROF.A. DANSE, Lateof Western University, Fa Room ffl Oold^Block.i t A.M. SANDS, TYPE- WRITING amd AmanuensisWork. Officewith Paulsen ^ McConnell. H.BAUER. TANNER^ DRESSER, 108Lawrence Street Helen*, M. T. juh o. paulssm.a. j. a'ooiinx. PAULSEN^ M'CONNELL,^A.BOHIT EOT S $tt0OdStrutly to Architectural Work Finnsand specifications drawn. Work super^Used. OFTICB-WUeonBlock. Helena, Montana. JOHNA. SCHNEIDER. FRESCOPAINTER, No.^ South Davis Street. PO Hox7H.\ IMena, M. T Publicbuildings, rharches and dwelll- g houses^decorated In the latest style. Willfurnlph designs Decorated Hon. W A.^Olark'e and M J. Talbot's resldencee, Kutte. Scratchwork and Kuiboesed Ornamentation,^patented, a specialty. USETHE BRANDOF Hants1*Breakfast Bacon CUltBDAND Smokedin Montana BYTUB MONTANAPACKING AND PROVISION CO. Packers,f 'urers and Smokers of Choice, Mildly Cured Meats. OPP1CB-RefrigeratorBuilding. GOEAST VIA 1 uk NorthernPacific RAILROAD, TheDim* Car Route AMD GREATSHORT LINE TO all EASTERNCITIES 250MUes^^ST Chicago^AND ALL POINTS EAST. iH k ONLY ThroughCar Line LowRates, Quick Time, PullmanPalace Can* HORIHEMPACIFIC Timt TABLt Thefollowing; Is the time of the arrlTale anc^departures of trains on th* Northern Perl lie or^the new sr h^d ale, taking effect Wednesday.^Jan.a, ishv ARRIVAL*AT MELBRA. Mo.1^ Throofb WMt-honnd exj reee^*~Throagti Bast-bound lusjsj^^* s-Butte, AlieeueU end hVl. lip IO-MeryavuiePassenger^** *^ Hi mini * ccommuoaSftoa^^ T-WIcrm Bonider and Baft*. Pass. I * ^ p m DarARTt'RBsrwm hilbra. :5t^ p m^^:1opsj^U:01 ^ m^10:10 am^5:Q0p Mo.t-Throngh West bound eiprees^^* i-TbroBKb Bast boand Mpmi^^ : Helena Hutte and Mleoula Xx VMeryevtll* Pase^ng*r imodaMon 4-ift p ro^7:r^ p m^SroOem^4 IS p at 1*. a ^IS- Rimini *rrom *-a- Wkkee. Boulder andcaivta Paea 8:00 a m^A. L hfiiKSh, ^*eneral Agent, Helena. Mont^C. S FBB. U P and t. Agt , 8ft Pui. Minn T.C. POWF^^CO.. IK ADU OBALBBB in JOBBBI MININGMACHINERY ! -aVlSTD AgriculturalImplements, JiiHtrt'ivivf.l, h large stock of Bemezo-tj ^ Son's Celebrated ^ Maine ^ and M Brown BOBSLEDS. Deere^ Co. Sulky, Gang and Walking Plows. SCHUTTLERAND RUSHFORD TUBULARAXLt AND STEEL SKEIN WAGONS. FINEHAND-MADE^Carriage aoo-d IHea-v-y ITeam Harness. Ourstock of fine Carriages and Rugglos Is the largest and most complete ever^-down in Helena. Afull line of Mine and Mill nuppllee embracing Blake Bteam Punipe, Revere^Rubber Oft, Mechanical goods, Common Sens* Whtm, etc., etc. Seudfor Circulars and Price List. Steamboat Bloak, corner of Main street^and Helena avenue. 8.O. AHHBY. O.A. BROADWATKH S.C.Ashby^Co. HELENAAND GREAT FALLS. SWEET'SPATENT 'Common Sense^ ^Arctic^ and ^Manitoba. BOBSLEDS. Mitchell Farm and Spring Wagons, FineCarriages, Buggies, Phaetons, Buckboards,RoadXarts, Etc., Etc HARNESS,BARB WIRE, VICTORFEED MILL. WALLTENTS. WAGON COVERS, ETC.^FURST ^5c BRADLEY HARROWS,HOOSIER DRILLS, DEDERICKHAY PRESSES BallingTies, JBtO., Etc. F.S. LANG ^ CO. (INCORPORATE) WHOLRSALK AND RKTAIL. Ranges,Stoves, Crockery, GLASSWAREAND HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. Granite Iron, Copper and Tinware. MarbledGlassware,Bohemian Vases, PalmettenGla^swate,Mush and Milk Sets, JapaneseChina.China Dinner Sets. OPAQUECHINA, DECORATED AND PLAIN. HavilancTsChina, Decorated and Plain Cupsand Saucers, Salad Sets, IOEUREAM SETTS, WINE SETS, ROCHESTER LAMPS. Aurora^ Quadruple Plated Silverware, the BC8T in THE world. WEAKAdTicc Free I Hot U let I^wiKUn w suutbT'sb- VC**R1T^T. i^a, IMPORTEDFRENCH Draftand Pereheron Horses WehavH juat arrived from central^.Illinois with a shipment of imported^French Draft and Pereheron Stallions^and Mares of superior style action and^colors. Also a number of high grade^French Draft Stallions which we ^ill^sell at Eastern Prices. Every animal^guaranteed a breeder. Call and exam^ine our stock and judge for yourself ol^its merit. BAKER^ CLARK BROS, Helena, M. T. Headquartersat Breck ^ Fisher s Livery and Sale Barn. ATTENTIONLADIES! Haveyou tmn the Finest Line of Evening^ Party Slippers Inrndreased Kid, Beaded, ever shown In the West. If yon would like^to see them call on F.E. GAGE it CO., No. 25 Upper Main St. NEARINGTHE GOAL Passageby the House of the Omni-^bus Bill for the Admission of^Four Territories to Statehood. REPUBLICANSOPPOSED. Montana'sConstitution to Be Again^Submitted to the People^the^Bill Now to Qo to the^Senate for Action. VVahhinuton,.Ian. 1H.^(Special to the^Independent. ]--The omnibus admission^bill has passed the house. It authorUt^^the resubmission of our constitution snd^admits us on the proclamation of the presi^^dentJ. K. Toolr. whatIS to hk r r A km' Washington,Jan. 1H |Special totheln-^dependeut. j The omnibus bill as passed by^the house provides for elections in Msy of^delegates to conventloni to be held July 4,^and constitutional, state and congressional^elections f^r the five territories In Novem^ber, with the proviso that the people of^South Dakota may vote on the adoption of^the Sioux Kalis constitution in May, and^that both South Dakota and Montana may^be admitted to full ststehood after the^election in November by executive procla^^mation, and without additional legislation^by congress. This most Important after^^thought Is due to the inspiration of Dele^^gate Toole, who moved It In the case^of Montana, and rather unexpectedly se^^cured it* adoption by the house. Theu^a similar provision for South Dako^^ta was incorporated with an amendment^providing for a popular vote on the Sioux^Kails constitution, and likewise carried.^Delegate Voorhees offered a similar^amendment for Washington, but it was^lost by the narrow vote of 72 to 74. The^discrimination in favor of South Dakota^and Montana is justified by the tact that^these territories have already framed con^^stitutions republican in form ana generally^satisfactory to congress. Washington was^denied the same privilege because her coa-^stitutlon is ten years old and unfitted to^her present status, and New Mexico and^North Dakota wore excluded because they^have not any coustltuUon at all. If this^bill shall by any chance become a law it^will be more than ever a pity that North^Dakota did not bostlr herself and patch^up some kind of a eonatltution this winter.^The advantages that will be enjoyed by^the two territories granted admission by^executive edict, always supposing the bill^becomes a law in its present formt Is per^^fectly obvious. They will be complete^states before congress meets, and their sen^^ators and representstlves will take Uielr^seats at the beginning of the session In^December next The strictness with which^party lines were drawn In the votes In the^house to-day bodes ill for the concurrence^of the republican senate In this measure.^It may as well be understood once for all^that the republicans In congresa, as well as^the democrata, propose to shape their^course^in legislatlgn for the territor^^ies by their conviction of what Is^most for the advantage of the party. This^consideration has held the republicans In^the house almost solid against the Springer^bill. It will scarcely be less potent with^the senate. That body will have an addi^^tions! reason to oppose the house hill. Its^own measure, the South Dakota bill, has^been thrown out and a substitute offered in^Its place, anticipating legislation now on^the calendars of the senate. This is a^deadly blow at senatorial pride and will^not be easily swallowed. PROVISIONSKOK MONTANA. Thebill, In so far as it relates to Mon*^tans, authorizes the inhabitants of that ter^^ritory to choose delegates to form a con^^vention in each district Into which the ter-^rltors is divided; three delegate* shall be^elected; but no elector shall vote for more^than two persons for delegates. The^election shall be held on the second Mon^^day in Msy, 1KHW. The uutubrr of delegates^shall be seventy-four. The delegates shall^meet on July 4, 1KHU, and are authorized to^form a constitution and state government,^provided that at the time of the election of^delegates the constitution adopted^by the constitutional convention^held at Helena In 1KH4 shall be^submitted to the people for ratlticatlun.^If the constitution is ratified the conven^^tion authorized by this act shall resubmit^It to the people, with such changes only a*^may l^e necessary in order to comply with^the provisions of this act. If again ratified^the president of the I'nlted States may-^Issue bis proclamation declaring the stste^of Montana admitted a* a state Into the^Union from and after the date of the procla^^mation. Until otherwise provided, the^state of Montana shall be entitled to one^representative in the house of representa^^tives, i .and sections 16 and 3ft in every^township are granted to the state for the^supyort of common schools: and twenty^thousand acres of land are granted for the^support of agricultural colleges. Five per^cent of the proceeds o t the sales of public^lands is also granted for common school^purposes. UOWIT i'ashbo. Inthe house this morning consideration^of the territorial bills was returned, the^pending (jiiettion being on MacDouald's^substitute for the Springer omnibus bill,^which itself is a substitute for the senate^Dakota hill. The house proceeded imme^^diately to vote upon the MacDonald aub-^atitute which had never been read, but^which embodies the main features of the^omnibus MIL except that It provides for^the immediate admission of South Dakota.^The substitute was rejected^ Yes* 117,^nays 122, MacDonald and Tarsney being^the only democrat* to join in the solid re^publican vote In favor of the^proposition. Springer then offered^an amendment to th^- omnibus bill looking^to resubmission of the Sioux Kails con^^stitution of 1HH6 In case the territory was^divided. Mr. Springer demanded the previ^^ous question, pending amendments and^third reading of the bill. The republicans^demanded further time for It. but springer^was obdurate, but finally agreed to allow^one hour. Randall declared the territorial^bill was taking up time due the appropna^tion bills, and the edict, ^Don't vote,^ went^forth, leaving the house without a quorum.^Springer then withdrew his demand for the^previous question, and discussion was re^^turned. Aftersome political spsrrlng between^Sprluger and Warner, Struble, of Iowa,^read a letter written by Springer to tiov.^Host, of New Mexico, asking him to tecum^memorials for the admission of that terri^^tory and forward them to Washington.^He read this, he said, to contrast Springer s^friendliness to New Mexico, whose leglnla^ture never petitioned for admlaalon, with^bis unfriendliness tor Dakota. Springer^replied that the republican legislature of^New Mexico tendered a vote of thanks to^Delegate Joseph and himself for atsittarice^to that territory. Perkins,of Kansas, moved to amend^Springer's amendment by providing that if^the Sioux Kalis constitution is ratified by^the people of South Dakota the president shalllssuehlsproclamation declaring the^state of South Dakota admitted into the^t'nion. Agreed to, aud Springer's amend^^ment a* amended was agreed to. A simi^^lar provision relative to the admission of^Montana was embodied In the substitute^upou motion of Toole, of Montana. lougherty, Klorlda, offered an amend^^ment including I'tah and Arizona, saying^^he could not see why an omnibus bill of^democratic origin should let in all the re^^publican territories aud keep out the demo^^cratic territories. He did not see why^I tub should be kept out The people were^fully equal to statehood and were among^the most reliable democrats In this country.^In this case religious prejudice operated to^keep out I'tah; why should she be kept^out. 1 believe it is bad politics for a party^to admit territories which will strengthen^Its opponent* and keep out tlu^*e that will^strengthen Itself.^ The amendmeut was^ruled out on a point of order. The house^then proceeded to vote ou the omnibus bill^ss amended, as a substitute for the senate^measure, and It was agreed to by a part)^vote of yeas, 133; nays, ISO. [taker,New York, then moved to recom^^mit the bill, with Instructions to the com^mittee on territories to report back a bill^lor the immediate admission of South Da^^kota and enabling acts for Montana and^North Dakota. The senate bill, as amend^ed by the substitution of the omnibus bill,^was then passed^yeas 144, nays UH. Springermoved to amend the title so at^to conform to the body of the bill. Oroe-^venor, Ohio, thought ine title should read:^^ 'To try to convince the people of Dakota^that the democratic party is willing that^Dakota should come into the union, but In^fact to keep that territory and all others^that have a republican majority out^of the union tor an indefinite period^of time.' During the last session of^congress the gentleman from Illinois and^those who acted with him had refused to^consider a bill for the admission of Da^^kota, but they had heard a voice^It had^in'cn the voice of a magnificent popular up^^rising In the northwest^It had said in^thunder tones that the democratic party^was not fit to rule the country. The peo^^ple of the northwest had called for bread^and the democratic caucus had given them^a stone. There was nothing now In the^bill but delay; Its purpose was delay and to^defraud the people out of their right*.^Springer's motion wa* agreed to and the^house then took a recess, the evening ses^^sion to he for the consideration of private^pension bills. MMAt OPINION.^How Helana Paopls Raiard tha Action of tha^Democratic Housa TheIniiki'KNDBNT bulletined yester.^day afternoon the psttsage of the omnibus^bill In the house yesterdsy. Hundreds of^people stopped to read the announcement,^andltwssthe general Impression that It^was the most cheering news tbat has^reached here for a long time. Many^opinions were expressed regarding it and^while all were in favor of being admitted^Into the sisterhood of state* on^the condltlou of resubmitting the^constitution adopted In 1HK4 to the^vote of the people, as they weresure it would again be unanimously^adopted, the more conservative did not^look upon the result of the omnibus bill as^a guarantee that statehood is assured; In^fact, they doubled much its passage in the^senate, from the fact that the measure^passed the house on a strict party vote, two^dt inocrats voting with the republicans.^Judge W. By, Dixon expressed the opinion^that he doubted very much the passage of^tie full In the senate, especially If that^body should, as was done In the house, ad^^here to a party vote. In view of the tenate^BKBg republican by a small majority. Severalmembers of the legislature were^asked fur an expression of opinion on the^MDjeet; those who were seen were doc id^^ .ii v In fsvor of statehood on the conditions^Enounced. Wher asked If it would not^be advisable to memorialize the sen^^ate to adopt the bill passed^by the house several members re- fi!ledthat the Idea was a good one, and It^s very probable that some action In this^respect will be taken at to-day's session. JudgeJoseph Dsvls said the news did^not In the least surprise him, a* Assistant^I' -st master (General Stevenson, when he^was through here six months ago, re^^marked to in in that the omnibus bill would^he passed In the house. The judge Is very^sanguine of Its passage in the nenate. lion.T. C. Tower also expressed the be^^lief that the measure would go through the^senate. That bedy, he thought, surely^realize* that we have been clamoring and^knocking loud, and as It was a good meas^^ure he did not think party prejudices would^hold the senate back from endorsing the^bill. He regards It a* a clever scheme on^the part of the democrats In the house at^this particular time, and the news did not^surprise him. Theopinion of another prominent person^wa* to the effect that the senate would^never allow the hill to pass, as It Is the de^^sire to have the glory of admitting the ter-^ritorie* for themselves. IMUOTANflolIJH I. RepublicanPoliticians at Washington Avaraa^to Rscaivlng any Favors from Damocrata Wamhinoton,Jan. IN.^The delegation*^from both S uth and North Dakota, who^have been here urging the paasage of the^senate bill for the admission of South^Dakota and an enabling act for North^Dakota, feel very much dissatisfied with^the provisions of the Springer omnibus^bill which passed the house to day. They^are all united in Haying It will merely serve^to delay the admission of South Dakota^and render useless all that has been done^since the organization of the movement for^admission five years ago. They are going^to ask the senate to reject It, and are will^^ing to take their chances with the new con^^gress, hoping and expecting that an extra^session will he called oy the president-elect^when he take* office. The delegation re^^gard the provisions of the bill enfslr In a^political sense and unsafe for the material^Interest* of the territory. AVolet) From Now ataxic*.^Santa Kb, Jan. IK.^A lengthy memo^^rial to the president and congress of the^I'nlted States psssed the New Mexico^legislature assembly to-day by a unaal^mous vote, praying for the admission of^this territory to the union of state*. A^committee will be appotnted^to convey the^memorial to Washington. THETIMES INQUIRY. CaptainPtunkatt Oraatoa a Bansatlon by Taatl*^mony Reflecting on a Prlast. IjONDon,Jan. 1H-When the Karneil^commission met this morning K. T. Held,^M. P., one of the counsel of the I'arnellltes,^called the attention of the court to a pla^^card issued by the Sheffield Telegraph, on^which wat printed the words, ^The League^King Murdering,^ ^Confession In Open^Court^ Hannen requested the matter be^embodied In an affidavit Cap*.IMunkett. chief of the Cork police,^testified that be knew of no support given^tenants on non payment of rent and re^^sistance to evictlnn except that given by^the land and national league. Matters^have Improved since the passage of the co^^ercion act 'apt IMunkett. on cross examination,^created a sensation by stating that he had^heard Kather O'Connor, parish priest of^Klre*. denounce at a cattle tale a farmer^named Curtin. and that a week later the^farmer wa* murdered. Replying to Davitt,^wttneta admitted he had met secretly in^Cork in 1HH8 the Irish American M Der^moti. He declined to say whether or not^tie knew McDeruwtt was a paid agent of^the police. Woolat Boston.^I Jos ton, Jan. IK.^The wool sale* were^limited during the week, owing to the^scarcity of desirable stock and the flrmnea*^of holders. Territory words are quiet and^only small sales are reported, including^medium at 23*i '^ and fine at 17ti^ Tex^a*, California and Oregon are In moderate^request with sale* at 110st. KILLEDHIS^ FRIEND. RobertHoasfeldt, a Well-Known Jef^^ferson County Rancher, Mur^^dered byJ. P. Freeman ADISPUTE OVER A BILL. FreemanSaid to Have Been Drunk^When He Committed the Deed,^for Which There Seems to^Have Been No Cause. Toston,Mont, Jan. 18 ^[Special to the^independent]-A terrible tragedy took^place In the quiet little village of Kaders^burg, situated eleven miles northwest of^this place, this morning at 11 o'clock, re^^sulting In the killing, almost Instantly, of^Robert Hossfeldt, one of the most respect^^ed and widely-known citUens of Jefferson^county. Mr. Hossfeldt lives on bis ranch^about a quarter of a mile from Kadersburg,^where he has hsd for pasturage, for some^time back, some horses belonging to John^V. Kreeman, who resides on the north fork^of the Mussleshell. This morning, whUe^Mr. Hossfeldt was absent temporarily^Kreeman called at Hossfeldt's resldeuce^and stated to Hossfeldt's son that he^wanted to take hit horses home. The son^replied he could uot take them until the^charges were paid. Kreeman then became^very angry and at once returned to the vil^^lage where, It is said, he Indulged quite^freely In drink. Shortly afterwards he^met Hossfeldt on the street and told him he^bad been to his ranch for his horses, as he^desired to take them home to-day, but that^bis (Hossfeldt's) wm refused to allow Mm^to remove them until the charge* were^paid. To thla Hosfeldt replied that his son^had dune right Kreeman replied he^guessed he could rustle the amount^which was twenty eight dollars, not^having any mouey with him, but^promised Ho*sfeldt to send It to^him from White Sulphur Springs If he^would allow hliu to proceed home with the^horses to day, which proposition Hossfeldt^declined. Kreeman thereupon left and^shortly returned with the monty snd paid^the bill, lioth men then proceeded to^Schepp's saloon and Indulged in a few^rounds of drinks and after talking of the^difficulty a few moment* shook hands and^to all appearances their difficulties were^settled. Kreeman, however, is said to^have been very drunk and from all that^can be learned, without ths slightest prov^^ocation pulled out a revolver and pointing^It at Hossfeldt remarked, ^There is one^thing 1 can do.^ Instantly Hossfeldt who^was sitting down, arose and said, ^I am^not afraid to look down that^gun,^ when Kreeman fired, the^ball penetrating Hossfeldt's body on the^right side about three Inches above the^navel and passing downward, cutting the^main artery leading to the heart Kree^^man attempted to tire the second time, but^was disarmed by bystanders. Kreeman^then ran out of the saloon and made for^his horse, which wa* a few door* from the^place of the shooting, evidently Intending^to escape, but was pursued, csptured and^lodged In jail. Some talk of lynching was^Indulged In at the time of the excitement^but better council prevailed and the law Is^left to take Its course. Hossfeldt died In^twenty minutes after being shot and while^being conveyed to his home, lioth men^tiave heretofore been on perfectly friendly^terms. The following Is the verdict of the^coroner's jury: Territoryof Montana, county of Jeffer^^son: An Inquest holden at Kadersburg, In^the county of Jefferson, on the IKth day of^January, 1KNV, hefore me, Jf. J. Clayton,^justice of the peace. In and for said county,^upon the btKly of Robert Hossfeldt, lying^dead, by the jurors, upon their oaths, do^say that Robert Hossfeldt, deceased, came^to his death by a pistol shot wound, Inflicted^by a tilstol In the hands of John 1*. Kree^^man. Hossfeldthas resided In Jefferson county^fourteen years, and has a large circle of^friends. He Is married and leaves a wife^and seven children. Kreeman has re^^sided In Moatana for about two years,^Is about 24 years of age, and was originally^from New York, wheie his father resides,^and to whom a telegram to-day carried the^sad news. He also has a brother, who is a^joint owner with him In a cow ranch on the^Musselshell. Kroru all the facts that could^be gathered It appears that Mr. Hossfeldt^did not give the slightest provoca^^tion to justify the shooting. On the^other hand Kreeman Is said to^have been very drunk and abusive. Your^correspondent visited Kreeuian to-uight at 1o'clock In the jail. He appeared to be^perfectly sober, but declined to say any^^thing and did not show any outward signs^of sorrow or even that he realized the un^^fortunate position he was in. The funeral^of Mr. Hossfeldt will take place Sunday at 2p. m. THEGLENDIVE TOWNSITE. *Oaaa Ba'ora Bacratary Vilaa Rotating to tha^Validity of BIouk gcrlp Olalma. Wasiumoton,Jan. I*,^|Special to the^Independent I^Next Krlday the Secretary^of the Interior will give a hearing to the^attorneys representing J. W. Allen et al.^vs. the attorney In fact of Joseph Merrill,^et al. The ca*e Involve* the validity of^certain locations of Sioux half-breed scrip^on lands along the Northern Tactac. The^case was made special upon the represen^^tation* of the attorneys tbat certain of the^scrip claims covered the site of the town of^(ilendlve, Montana. Locatlontof the tame^scrip have been made in various other^placet along the road, the same questions^appearing In all the cases. The scrip, It la^claimed, wa* located at tilendive prior to^the location of the towmlte. Charle* and^William if King will argue for the scrip^owners In one case, and Curtis and JJurdett^will represent the others. rno*u^-e at Work^Butte, Jan. 1H. |Speclal to the Inde^^pendent!^The sixty-stamp silver mill wt^the Alice company started up again in full^force to-day, having been partially Idle for^several fnonths. The Alice has eighty^stamps, and It is thought thst all of them^will be dropping on Alice ore within thirty^days. The Alice has not been In full oper^^ation for nearly two years. DishonsatRailway tmplovaa Thenton,N. j., Jan. 1H.-Serious defal^^cations by officials of the Pennsylvania^railroad have just been brought to light^It appears that J. It Cox, assistant super^^visor of the New York division of the road,^and W. A. Powell, supervisor, have been^collecting old ties and rails along their^division, disposing of them to private^parties and appropriating the proceeds to^their own use. Both men have been ar^^retted. GEORGIA'SCHOICE. ColBuck Bolnc Urged for ^ Placa In Qan. Mar-^riaon's Cabinet Indianapolis.Jan. 1^^lien. Harri^^son's principal callers to-day were Georgia^visitors and Included Dr. Arnold, Col.^Buck and Mr. Locke. Col. Back was sent^for by the president elect, and had a long^conference with him this afternoon. Dr.^Arnold and Mr. Locke are earnest advo-^catef of Col. Back for a cabinet place, but^they declare Buck Is not a candidate and^has not made the least effort In hi* own be^^half. Many politicians here, however,^think the distinguished Georgian^was notified that the honor might^be tendered him at an early time.^Among the numerous southern delegates^that have been here pressing the name of^some favorite* for a cabinet position. It 1*^noteworthy thst not one of them had an^ill word for Buck. Col. Buck is a native of^Maine, and wa* colonel of a Maine regi^^ment In the United state* army. He is^about 52 years of age, and moved south at^the close of the rebellion and wa* the flrat^republican congressman elected from the^Mobile, Ala,, district Anothervisitor to-day was Frederick^stmon. of Salt Lake, who wants the new^administration to Inaugurate a holy cru-^sade against polygamy. RAILROADNOTE8. Dlcklnaon,Lata of tha Montana Union, Likely^to Inter the Montana Central Borylct. Aprivate letter from liutte yesterday^stated that it was the general Impression^there that (1. W. Dickinson, the retiring^superintendent of the Montana Union,^would undoubtedly accept an Important^position with the Montana Central road,^and from conversation held with officials^of this company, while they would reveal^nothing definite, there is every reason to^believe that Mr. Dickinson, as soon as he^concludes his affairs with the Montana^Union, will join the Montana Central. GeneralAgent Lewis of the t'nion Pa^^cific, with headquarters at Butte, left for^home yesterday morning. Thetrains were all on time yesterday^and nothing of Interest transpired in rail^^road circle*, unless It wa* the discussion of^railroad building in this territory. Regardingthe movements of the Union^Pacific it appears to be definite!) certain In^some quarters that the road will come this^way during the summer, brsnchlng out^from Dillon, westward through Jefferson^county to ^ ^allmin and from this point^paralleling the Northern Pacific to Helena^and on to Missoula. About three years^ago a corps of Union Pacific engineers^staked ^ line from Dillon to Uallatln and^It seems to be the impression that this line^will be built this year until final connec^^tions are made with the Oregon Hallway^A Navigation company's road. Krom the^many rumors afloat the conclusion is^reached that the preaest year will witness^a boom In railroad building, with Helena^the railway eenter of the northwest hiedWith the Secretary. Acertificate of tficorporation of the Mon^^tana and Nebraska Sheep company was^filed with the territorial secretary yester^^day. The object for which the company Is^formed is to buy, sell and exchange sheep^and the products thereof. Tin* capital^stock Is 815,000. The directors are Charlea^K. Severance, H. H. Severance, and Thos.^B. Hussey. Principal place of business,^Oka, Meagher county. Willtoae a Foot. HenryMeyer, the man who was brought^In from Marysvllle with his feet and hands^frozen, will lose his left foot, which Is be^^yond curing. Dr. Treacy Is In charge of^the patient The ends of his fingers are^also frozen, but he will not lose them.^Meyer does not feel distressed over the^fact that one foot will be amputated, but Is^very thankful that he eacaped with his^Ufa. Gatheredat Bradstreet'e. Bradsueet'sAgency reports the failure^of Win. Linden, saloonkeeper at Marys^^vllle, the stock being turned over to the^creditors. 1.J. Kountz succeeds the firm of Pons-^ford At Kountz, wholesale wine and liquor^merchants, of liozeman. HallA Rosslter, general merchants at^Sheridan, have dissolved partnership. Mr.^Rosslter will continue the business. Mrs.Rohrbaugh's Mother Dead.^Mrs. .1. J. Rohrbaugh, wife of John Rohr^baugh, of the Orsnd Central, 1* in receipt^of a telegram announcing the death of her^mother, Mrs. Dr. Alleman, of Hanover,^Pa. Mrs. Rohrhsugh has the symathy of^numerous friends in her bereavement TheP'Otecutlon Btagsjomd.^Oknkva, 111 , Jan. 18.^The defense In^the Baurelsen dynamite ca*e presented^their motion for a new trial to-day hefore^Judge Wilson. Among other Important^pointn they made was one that In every^count lu the Indictment Baurelsen was^charged with having committed a felony,^and the proof on the part of the prosecu^tlou warranted the conclusion that he was^guilty of felony, while the Jury simply^found him guilty of a misdemeanor, 'nils^point rather non plusses the railroad at^^torneys, and they asked for time to pre^^sent authorities on the question. The^Judge net the case for further hearing on^next Wedue^day. Chargeeof Briberv St.Paul, Jan. 18.-A sensation was^created In the state senate this morning^when Senator Ward, who championed the^cause of United States Senator Sabln In^the republican caucus last night, Intro,^duced a resolution for the appointment of a^committee to investigate charges of^bribery In the senatorial fight. Generally^the legislators express great surprise at the^resolution, stating that no such charge had^been heard of by them. The resolution,^however, was Immediately adopted, there^being only one negative vote. Fallonand McCaffrey Sign. NewVobk, Jan. 18.^Jack Kallon and^Domlnlck McCaffery to-day signed article*^for a ten-round fight, Queensbury rules, at^Hoboken, In about a fortnight McCaffery^has also written to the California Athletic^club, offering to fight Jack Dempsey to a^finish for a purse of 95,000, to be given by^the club. LondonWool Market London,Jan. is. The wool market is^quiet and the prospects do not Indicate any^material change. The arrivals for the^first series of sales number 22V,000 bales.^The demand at the Autwerp sales to-day^was good but prices unchanged. Qoneeration of Bishop Kendrlck Columiun,O.Jan. lH.-Dr. J. Mills Ken^^drlck was to day consecrated bishop of^New Mexico and Arizona for the Protest^^ant Kplscopal church. The new bishop^will make Albuquerque, N. M . his head^^quarters. RailwayOffices Oeatroyed. JftPall, Jan. 18 ^The general office*^of the Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis A^Omaha railway were partially destroyed^by fire to-day. Several clerks jumped from^the second story and were severely injured.^Loss about 140,000. DiedToaolher I'ahi Jan. 18.^A young woman sod^man from Lyons were found dead in a^room In a hotel at Monte Carlo to-day. In^a letter to friends they said they bad suf^fered losses at the gaming tables and In^^tended to commit suicide together. GOV.WESTOPPOSES. TheDemooratio Executive of Utah^Advances Reasons Against Grant^^ing that Territory Statehood. EVILSTHAT MAY ENSUE. Non-Mormons,Wtat Alleges, Would^Be Compelled to Leave the Terri^^tory Should Congress Grant^the Mormons' Request. Washington,Jan. 18 ^Governor West,^of Utah, was heard by the house commit^^tee on territories to-day in opposition to the^admission of Utah. He appeared, he said,^us the governor of the territory, and as^such ought not to have any prejudice^against the people. Duty, honor, manhood^required he should be perfectly fair and^honest In all he should say on the subject^He invited the committee to ask him any^questions that suggested themselves and^said he should give a fair, honest and can^^did answer, no matter whom it hurt He^had been invited to come to Washington^snd oppos* the proposition of admission.^In this movement he represented himself^ss a citizen, and he might say the universal^sentiment of the non-Mormon population^oi i uh There never had been a single^adverse criticism on his administration of^affairs in the territory. He had not come^before the committee for the purpose^of attacking or making war upon the Mor^^mons. He argued that statehood for Utah^would entrench Mormonisiu, and he asked^what check would be upo*^ the legislature^if the power of statehood be granted Utah.^The old non-Mormon residents would nave^to sell out at a sacrifice and get away; they^could not live there and prosper. The^new non-Mormon residents of the territory^had said they would have to do the same^thing. He would warn the democrats of^the effect* of adopting a policy tbat would^^ ^^ik to the admission of Utah. History^shows, he said, the Mormons are neither^republicans nor democrats. The allegiance^of the Mormons is to their church, and if a^party made the fearful and fatal blunder^of advtM'atlng statehood for Utah, there 1*^not a territory In the north weet that might^thereafter become a state that party could^hope to carry In an election. (iov. West^will conclude his argument to-morrow. NationalCapital Culling* Washington,Jan. 18.^The senate sub^^committee on finance spent four hours^listening to the opposing claims of the^woolgrowers and wool manufacturers on^chsnges tn the tariff on wool. The im^^pression prevails that the committee will^ask a reduction on the common grades of^wool from 11 cents to 10. Thepresident has approved the act to^provide arms, ammunition, etc., for the^militia of Oregon; the act to provide stores^for the mlliria of Montana, and the act^amending the postal laws in regard to^special delivery letters. (Iov.lieaver, of Pennsylvania, chief mar^^shal of the Insugural procession, has Issued^an order calling on all organizations de^^siring to participate to notify the head^^quarters before Veb. BO. Civic orders of^less then fifty In number will not be per^^mitted in line or with improper costume or^equipment Theexamination of Gen. Swaim was^concluded this afternoon and the board ad^^journed sine die. They will make a re^^port to the secretary of state to-morrow^and the case will then be prepared for the^president's action. It Is understood tbat^the board will report In favor of Uen.^Swaim's retirement, notwithstanding the^members are said to be of opinion his pres^^ent disabilities are not serious enough to^incapacitate him from further active ser^^vice. RepresentativeGlass, of Tennessee, from^the committee on agriculture, to-day report^^ed adversely to the house the senste bill^appropriating 926,000 to be expended under^the direction of the commissioner of agri^^culture in making experiments In the culti^^vation and manufacture of flax and hemp. Thedepartment of state is Informed the^Japanese government has abolished the^exDort dutv on drugs, woven goods, timber,^cereals, spirits, fuel, etc. LeviMorton arrived here to-day. He Is^looking for a desirable residence. TheTeat of the Charleston. Wahhinuton,Jan. IK.^The navy de^^partment ana t'uion iron works of San^Kranctsco have agreed upon the conditions^for the contract trial of the cruiser Charles-^town. The preliminary trial of the ma^^chinery will be made in San Francisco^Uay, near Mission Hock, alter which tbe^vessel will proceed to sea and go south for^one day's steaming. A four hours full^power trial Is required by the contract and^will be made over a straight course some^^where south of Point Conception In Santa^Itarbara channel. The steering qualities^of the vessel will then be tested at all^speeds. A bosrd of nsvsl officers will be^appoint, d in a few days to examine the^vessel In the dry dock; also to witness tbe^trials at sea. Bya Party Vote.^Wahhinoton, Jan. Kin the senate to^^day the sugar bounty amendment to the^substitute tariff hill was agreed to by a vote^of 27 to 'j;t, psrty line* being maintained on^it except In the case of Payne, Ohio, who^voted with the republicans, and Quay,^Pennsylvania, who voted with the demo^^crats againHt it MINE8AND MINING. AFour thousand Foot Tunnel Being Bored^al the Jay Gould Mine. Anenterprise of considerable magnitude^Is now under way at the Jay (iould mine.^It Is the boring of a tunnel 4.3Cn feet or^nearly a mile in length, in the mountain^where this rich property Is located. This^Is probably the biggest undertaking of its^kind ever attempted In the territory, and^will Involve an outlay of $60,000. The^work has already begun and will be prose^^cuted with vigor until completed, which It^Is expected will be within sixteen months,^it is being driven some 500 feet below tbe^lower level of the mine, which Is down 526^feet from the surface. This tunnel will be^a crosscut through country rock, It being^expected to tap the vein at the distance^mentioned. An air compressor will fur^^nish ventilation for the miners as soon as^required and drills will be used for^boring. When this work shall have been^completed an upraise will be made to con^^nect with the main workings. At present^there are 9,000 feet of levels tn the Jay^(rould. it Is one of the best paying mines^in Montana, having in tbe past twelve^months paid $233,000 In dividends, the ore^being treated In a 10-stamp mill. When^the present work is completed the milling^capacity will be largely Increased. Tbe^mine is owned by Helena men, among^them being Messrs. Downs, Allen and Da^^vis. The10,000 shares of Treasury stock of^the Iron Mountain company ordered placed^on the market Thursday at 50 cents were^promptly taken yesterday by Thomas^Cm-e and Sam Word. At present there is^no stock for sale. *1. W. Hubbard, who Is largely interest^^ed In the Hubbard mine at Jay Gould, de^^parted for the east yesterday, the object of^nls trip being, it I* said, to purchase ma^^chinery for the more extensive develop^nient of the property, which has shown up^splendidly within the past two month*. RealEatate Transfers. Thefollowing real estate transfers were^filed In the recorder's office yesterday:^W k Roberts and wife et al. to Thomas A Kay;lot m. Mock v^, Helena towoslte | 9u0^Amelia B. WUeox to Timothy Wilcox; placer ruiningclaim, esc. 36, tp. 10, a. r. i w 1