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IC 1 YC~~ hrp u Ntv Lkno, MON T A . AdFRDiYM R N to, know tht1, know. bt d nortsn medlum in , ! ! ]the state, VOL. XXXI-N LENA. MONTANA. FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1891, PRICE FIVE CENTS - _~-________~ -·---ccl-·-1------ ~ ·--------I J. STEINMETZ Jewelry Co. T IIIJiWINTER ;SALES, We feel sure that business is going to be good all winter, not withstanding predictions of croak ers to the contrary. If it keeps up with us the way it was last week we will not have reason to complain. We want now, to caflthe attention of Buyers of Gat Glass --TND Pineoe'orated Chinaware To our stock,'which presents the most ~artistic collection -for their inspection. We have a large line of Chinaware, particularly, and we are going to sell it V~ERY LOW YOU WANT IT. See us about it. Also on Cut Glass a discount of 25 per cent GOLD BEADS. We have had to telegraph to New York for Gold Beads a great many times since Dec. I. A new lot received Saturday. Prices low and quality the high. est, viz: i4-kt. Solid Silverware, Watehes, Diamonds, Gold Jewelry, Largest Stock letwoen Chicago and San Frncisco, SJ, Steinmetz Jewelry Co, Leading Jewelers, HELENA, - MONTANA N. B.--Fmnest watch repairing in the Northwest. Jewelry made to order and repaired. DI)iamond setting and engraving, original and artistic. A MAIL ORDER DE. PARTMENT. Write for a ring gauge to order.just t.e, wjth. 1 WHARREN ON RUMPS "Nothing to be Gained Now Thai the Senators Have Been Seated." Consummation of That Outrage the Only lxouse for Blook lug Legislation. tead and Ponder, You Ramps-Boodle Contest for a Senatorship in North Dakota, Cecarto, Jan. l.--[fpeelal]-Charlee 8 Warren, of Butte, member of the republi can ational committee. is in the city or his way home from Washinaton. He was asked by Tia Innwtmrrna. correspondeni his views regarding the propositions pend. nug to adjust the legislative difficulties an aid he deemed it ill advised for the repub, licans to continue to hold out. "There ii nothing to be gained, now that the tw, senators have been seated, The only pow sible exonse the republicans can have it hold out is their fear that the democrati may repeal the Australian ballot law Should the democrats promise to let the ballot law alone the republicans witi get down to work. They must, for the needs of the state demand it. As things are now we cannot draw the money from the treasury to pna the state debts. The tax collections amount to $400,000, but we have no law to draw it We get along by the state auditor giving the contractors who run the public insti. tutions certificates, to be paid when the laws shall have been passed. "The current impression that President Harrison will veto a .free coinage bill." Gen. Warren said, "is erroneous. Fron what I learned while in Washington I an confident the president will sign the bil whenever it may. reach him, and that wi 1 be within a few days." THE HIGHEST BIDDER. Will Secure a Federal 5enatorslllp Fron North Dakota. BzsMAUcw, N. D., Jan. 15.-1-Special.]-A careful review of the senatorial situation in North Dakota fails to warrant a prediction as to the probable winner of the contest which is close and exciting, with enough sensational features to satisfy the most fas tidious. That an almost fabulous amount of boodle is being freely used by all sidea osnnot be denied. Several great railroad corporations have swarms of lobbyists on the ground to plant boodle where it will dc the most good. The winner will certainly be the man who has the strongest financial backing. The strongest candidates at the present moment are Pierce, Miller and Hansbrough. Pierce leads the race with a following of about thirty. There are a number of lesser lights who will be snuffed out after the first two or three ballots. The democratic strength of twenty-seven will go to one of their own candidates as a compliment. There is a lively squabble going on between McCor mack and Maratta for the democratic nomination. Both are old time demo crats, and both are looked upon as leaders of democracy in the state. Congressman Hansbrough believes he was called off from Washington too soon, and wants balm for hiswounds in the shape of a senatorial plumb. His successor in congress. M. N. Johnson, is also here, but it is not apparent as yet whom he will sup port. It is believed he will show some magnanimity towards his fallen antagonist, Hanabrough, and give him a lift. Johnson being a Swede by birth has a powerful influence with that element in the legislature and to them he owes his po litical prestige. Pierce's enemies are getting in hard licks by telegraph, charging him with affiliating with the lottery gang last winter. Several of his federal appointees are said to be pro nounced adherents of the late Mr. Dauphin's concern. The lottery has been the means of strewing a great many political corpses on North Dakota battlefields. Ex-Gov, Miller seeks the senatorial toga on the strength of his warlike attitude toward the lottery bill and has quite a few enthusiastic supporters. The legislature is overwhelmingly farm er. There are less than a dozen of any 4her class of people in the body. Their action often sets the whole state laughing. They have the power to elect one of their own brethren and may do so if the result hangs fire many days after balloting be gins. Voting for senator will commence next Thursday. Every candidate thus far approached as to his chances in the race expresses the utmost confidence in his vio tory, so, as the matter now stands, it is all guesse work. Uncele Dick Nominasted. BParorrIIELD, Ill., Jan. 15.-Ex-Goevrnor Richard J. Oglesby was to-night nominated by the joint republican caucus as candidate for the United States senator to succeed hase. B. Farwell. The first informal ballot was: Hamer, 1; ex-Representative Rose, of La Salle, 2; Gen. John MeNalta, 3; CieeroJ. Lindlay, 3; Walter Q. Greeham, 11; Chas. B. Farwell. 32; and Richard J. Ollesby, 48. A formal ballot was then taken, resulting. Hamer, 1; Rose. 1; Gree ham, 4; Farwell, 80; and Oglesby, 64. Chair man Fuller declared Richard J. Ogilesb the nominee of the caucus. Crawford. of Cook county, one of Farwell's friends, moved that the nomination be made unan imons. Miller and Bass, of Cook, seconded this and the nomination was made unani mons by rising vote. i N Solons of Kansas. TOPeA, Jan. 15.-In the lower house this moring, contrary to all precedent, J. 5. D)oolittle, a farmer, was made chairman of the judiciary committee. A great number of bills were introduced. Among them is one extending the time for the foreolosure of mortgages and another providing for the abolition of all railroad passes and reducing passenger fares to two cents a mile. The Last of Blair. Coicoan, N. H., Jan. 15.-The republican cancus to-night nominated Jacob H. Gal linger as candidate to sunoceed Henator Blair. He was nominated on the second ballot, receiving 120 votes as against forty eight for Blair. eighteen for Cheney, four for Burns, and one for Bugga. Will AnUpport Palmer. ramaorrai.o, Jan. 15.--The deomeratic jolant ca.neus was held to-night. It was re olved that as the stats convention unani* mously nominated John M,. almer lasH summer the endorsement of the caucus was unnecessary. The fact that certain mem. bers have said they would not vote for the caucus nominee of either party may have something to do with this. AGENT FORl LOTTERIES, Arrest of a New York Hanker on That Charge. Naw Youa, Jan. 15,.-Edward H. Horner, banker at I8 Wall street, has been arrested for sending lottery ciroilars through the mails. The arrest was made on the strength of indictments found against the prisoner in Springfield, Ill, Inspector Conrad, speaking of the ease, said Horner is chief agent in this city of various indemnity bonds of Austria, Hungary and other for eign countries, which bonds, he says, are nothing more or less than lottery policy certificates. The extent to which they are dealt in in this country, Conrad says, ex ceeds the Louisiana lottery business in busiest times, and he pronounces it a gigantic swindle. Over a hundred million dollars are 'collected yearly for these so called bonds, it is said, and the whole of it is controlled by Horner. The latter, ao cording to the statement of the in spector, acknowledges that he is in terested in the various schemes to the amount of $*i0,000, and that his yearly expenses exceed $125,000. Ho maintains branch establishments in Boston, St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Birm ingham, Ala., oan Francisco, Mt. ' Joseph, Mo., Mexico and Mouth America. Before the commissioner counsel for Homer said his client did not come within the federal statutes upon which the arrest was made. He had written the attorney-general for his opinion and had received reply, and the case has been submitted to Chief Postoflce Inspector Rathbone. Counsel asked for time to examine the documents in the case, and Commissioner Shield gave him until Saturday, meanwhile fixing bail at $5,000, Bond in that amount was furnished. CUSTOMS FRAUDS. Discovered in the Sugar Entries at Phlil adelphia. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15.--Special Agent Chance, of the customs service, made an important discovery a few days ago which gave evidence of the existence of a gigantic conspiracy to defraud the government out of legitimate revenue. By the merest naci dent he was made aware of the fact that there was a lowering of sugar entries by W. Ford Thomas, representing the Claus Spreckels Sugar refinery. Collector Cooper at once instituted an investigation, which showed that fraudulent alterations had been made in sugar entries and casual ex aminations led to the opinion that the amount of money of which the government had been cheated was almost $25,000. Col lector Cooper, with the view of protecting the government, made an immediate de mand upon C. A. Spreckels, of the firm, for the sum of $20,000, believing that would cover the extent of the fraud. Spreckels handed to the collector a certified check for the amount and this, it is believed, will fully protect the government. The district attorney will at once institute investigation with the view of prosecuting the offender. Murdered Hly a Tough. DeNNvan, Jan. 15.--At one o'clock this morning as Police Inspector Hawley was leaving the legislative hall, where he had been trying to quiet the mob, he was met by Harley McCoy, the toughest character in the city. McCoy made an insulting remark to Hawley, who replied that he had better go on-or he would be arrested. McCoy, without another word, shot Hawley, the ball passing through his abdomen. He will die. Policeman Morris, who came to Haw lee's assistance. was shot through the shonl der. McCoy was arrested. The Farmer in Crime. SaEnMANI, Texas, Jan. 16.--At Bells, Tox as, George Smith. a farmer, entered a saloon last night and compelled seven men, at the point of his revolver, to hand over their money and valuables. As he was leaving town Marshal Siblo fired, but missed. Smith returned the shot, fatally wounding the marshal. Smith was after wards captured and jailed, in spite of the efforts of three mobs to lynch him. Expected to Put It Back. CoLunumA, S. C., Jan. 15.-It was an nounced to-day that Gen. Milledge L. Bon ham, son of the late Gov. Bonham, is a defaulter to the amount of $5,000, having used that amount belonging to the militia fund. Bonham confesses the defalcation and expects to make restitution. He had taken the money expecting to replace in the bank before the militia drafts came. REVERSIBLE JAY GOULD. iHe Abrogates One Lease but Ioldes to Another. Cmncaoo, Jan. 15.-The Rock Island road to-day received official notice from the Union Pacific abrogating the track and bridge agreement. The notice says that these agreements are in excess of the powers and statutory authority of the Union Pa cific company. An official of the Rock Is land, speaking of the matter to-night, said that the Hook Island is content to leave the question of the validity of the contracts to the courts. The Union Pacific, he says, now deny the power to make a lease, but it is a well known fact that while Gould was a director of that road several years ago it leased the Central branch, nearly four hun dred miles, to the Missouri Pacific, reseiv ing no rentals whatever, and the Union Paciic keeping the road in repair. Further more, that lease is still in force, yet nobody hears a suggestion from Jay Gould that it ia illegal. A ISrlliant Architect Dead. Carcaoo, Jan. 15.-John W. Root, con salting architect of the World's fair, died to-night of pneumonia, after a brief illness. Mr. RLoot, though but :! years of age, stood at the head of his professaion in this city. He was a member of the firm of lurahamu & Htoot, and had been leader in the move ment that, since the great fire, has put in permanent form many fine buildings that have so added to the reputation of Chicago. Upon Mr. loot the World's fair directory were depending in large measure to make the design of the exposition an aritic suo cers. Among the innumerable great struc tnres that are the creation of Root's genituan I is the "Hookery" in this city, said to be the finest office building 1i the world. Espects to Pull Through. New Your, Jan. 12.--Pauel (rovrth, coun eel for George Westinghouse, Jr., to-night said that the rumors regarding the finan cial difiooultiee of Westinghouse and the Westinghouse Electrio company, which have been sent out fronm Pittsburg the last day or two, were very largely exag aerated. Westinghouse expects to return to 'itteburg to-morrow evening, and with the assurance of assistance which he has recently received here, has strong hopes of relieving the Westinghouse Electric oru pany which is the onlTy one of his comp- aie in serious fnancial diffloulty. UTO THE DENSE SMOKE There Came a Passing Train Which Crashed Into Robert Farm. .} er's Wagon. SAooldent at the Montana -Enalon Orosslng Near the Colorado Smelter. Oier Store Move Made In the Davis WHll Case-A Commissloner is Appointed, , Jan, lL.-- pecial.]-The Montana nf crossing near the Colorado smelter wrtail scene of a frightful accident about bo'clock this morning, in which Robert Fa or received what will probably prove to fatal injuries, Farmer was hauling ore aom the Gagnon mine to the Colorado s e er an d just started after his first load When his leaders were on the track a ft.md called for him to look out as the arson train was coming, He attempted to tr his leaders but before he could do this the beelers were between the rails and just at hat moment the train came out of the moke and upon him, whistling as it cars. It was then too late to do anything else and Farmer attempted to jump and saye his own life. As he jumped the engine struck the tean and wagon, throwing them overn such a manner that one of the whedia of the heavy wagon struck Farmer with'frightful force on the right side of the head' knooking him senseless, The injured man was given every care and a physician was summoned to the scene with all possi ble speed. His examination developed the fact that Mr. Farmer's skull had been badly fractured across the right side and almost imm}dliately above the ear, and that a bad woun4] had been made upon the other side of thi head. At the last report the injured man was still unconscious and no hopes were entertained as to his living through the night. One of the horses was killed in stantly and another was so badly injured that it will be killed. TIHE DAVISN ASE. A Comnmissloner Appointed to Take Tes timony In IOws, BT.rrm, Jan. 15.-- Special.] -Another step was taken in the Davis estate case this morning, it being the appointment of a commissioner to take the testimony of T. 0. and Augusta Jackson, of Van BIuren roonty, Iowa. A commission was issued by the clerk of the district court upon the application of W. 'W. Dixon, as attorney for John A. Davis, and It. H. Starr, of the ounty and state named, was duly appoint rd. Together with the application for the appointment of the commissioner were filed r nurracr of interrogatories to be pro-. pounded to the witnesses named, most of which were purely formal. Thie drift of these questions was to determine if the wit oesses knew A. J. Davis and his writing; if they had seen a deed made by him ;o one Rlobert Elliott and knew the sig anture to be genuine and acknowledged by Davis in person; if they had delivered said eIced to onte Dwyer and if they knew where t was to be found now. The purpose is ev dently to establish in this way the signs nre to the will offered for probate by John ., )Davis. To these interrogations Messrs. toole & Wallace and McConnell & Clay ,erg, appearing for Henry A. Itoot and Ma 'ia Cummings offer the usual objections, stating in general that the answer to be ,licited by those questions would be irrele rant, immaterial and improper. The pa. ore were all forwarded to Commissioner itarr to-night. nlngedi a Celestial. Bir'r., Jan. 15,.-[ Special.- -About five 'clock this morning a fire was discovered n a Chinese laundry on Mercury street, of ihis city. The flames were subdued in time ,o save the building, but the contents were wined. A Chinaman named Sing Wah was leeping in the house at the time, and, ,robably being under the influence of ,pium, was badly burned before he could ,e arouseed and taken out. Together with he damage done by water to a Chinese tore on the first floor, the damage will amount to $1,500. A Surplusl ofeLareeny Crooks. MrasoULA, Jan. 15.-LSpecial.].-This af ernoon Officer Murray. while riding in a muggy, noticed two men walking rather fast dnd acting suspiciously, with something inder their arms. Ile jumped out and stopped them. Thte articles proved to be iry goods from Sablotzky's store, where the oes had not been discovered. Judge Lo (an gave them $100 fine and ninety days ach. The jail is getting filled with a gen sral assortment of larceny crooks. nailt lake'~s Uitjtust Itequets. ClriCAoo, Jan. 15.-Western roads have eceived the demands formulated by the 4alt Lake chamber of commerce at a recent ieeting for anr amendment of freight and enssenger rates. Managers of the interested oads sayv the claims made are inl most cases rnjust. In respect to passenger rates thely my the rates, Chicago to Malt lako, are K32.50 frst-classn, $47.50 second, and $.7.r~) ound trip: to iHelona they are $51.I0 first, p:e;.50 seeond, and $50 round trip; to Cali urnia points $72.,.l first, $47.10 second, and )IlK) rounlld trip. The managers sar a car nad of passengers in tatnt to('nalifornia ',r every passenger takeno to Halt lake and hat Salt Lke topeopl get all the beeflt ,of 'alifornia tourist traillc passing through To Stock 'renelh Stream.. New Youha, Jan. 15.-Hnuperintendent red Mather of the State Fish IIatehory, old boring Harbor, has shipped by the reach steamer, la (lascogne, to the Soi tic' d'Aolamntion, P'arls, by order of ('Col. cDonald, French commissioner of fish rias, one hundred thousand eggs of quin rat or Columbia river salmon. These eggs omte directly f~,omtn the lunited .States hatch rig station on McCloud river at Ilaird, trsta county, Cal., where efforts are now uad- to supply the enormous drain made ,y the canneries onl the salmlunl riv rs of the sPacinc coast. An (atmetat Trutt. (',iicouo, Jan. 15.-t'he local paper arys his evening that the Hohunuacher Milling ummpanly, of Itavenna, Ohii; the CerealI tilling company, of tchicago, and the Cedar lapids and ookford Oatmeal compatny d the owsa City Oatmeal company have greedt upon a plan of consolidation to-day. he mills interested represent SI per oJmt. I the total otmeal outpat of the eountry. CAMPJ STRAGGLING IN, Indians Camped Near the Ageney-A Great Rurrender of Arms, Pmps Itnao, Jan. 14,--India*s began to straggle in at noon, They are strung out along White Clay creek for a distance of two miles, on foot, horseback and in wag one, with a large number of ponies, some ofthem entered the friendliles' camp, oth ore pitehed their tepees on the west bank of White Clay creek. These are Ogasllalas. The Brules are camped in the bottom around Rled Cloud's house, half a mile from the agency buildings. There are about 7N) lodges with 1,W00 Indians. The Indian camp two miles from the agenep has been broken up. (fen. Brooke was ordered to march with his command from below the mission to this point. Part of his com fliand will pitch camp on the west bank of White Clay creek, immediately north of the Indians, while another will fank them on the west and south. The advance guard of the hostiles had scarcely reached the agency when Pig BRoad sent word that he had collected the arms of his followers and wanted to surrender them to the agent, When the weapons came on they were found to consist of sim. ly two Ihotguns, one Henry rifle, one bro n carbine, two Sharp's rifles and one Winchester, nine guns in all. TIhis sur render is evident that the Indians do not propose to give up all their guns, and that they have hidden their best weapons in the hills. On this basis the entire hostile band would be expected to give up in the neighborhood of one hundred guns, when It is known that every buck is the owner of a weapon. American Horse, Standing Bear, White Bird and Spotted Horse, friendly chiefs, have asked protection from the hostiles who have camped among them. Announcement is made of the death at Fort Biley of Lieat. Mann, Seventh cavalry, wounded in the fight at the mission, Dec. 80. This afternoon the Brales abandoned their proposed camp near Red Cloud's house, and pitched thoir tepees with the Ogallas, forming a camp nearly a mile and a half in length, connecting with the friend lies south of the agency. The main part of the camp extends westward from White Clay creek up the bluffs, on the summit of which the Indians have posted pickets to guard against surprise. Since the surrender by lig Road of the nine guns today nothing has been beard or received from the hostile camp. To-night military pickets are watching the hostile camp as vigilantly as ever. To-morrow it ie expected other chiefs will turn over to Agent Pierce the arms of their followers, but it is doubted whether the surrender will be any more complete than that of Big Road's band to day. The settlement of the matter without dis arming the Indians will be one of great in terest, though many people hold that the Indian, even with arms, is not to be feared if his rights under contract are observed. This afternoon Gen. Brooke visited the agency and later returned to his camp, wlich is now but a short distance outside of the northern breastworks. All other de taehments of troops have moved up and the the military cordon still surrounds the hos tiles. THIEY LOVE LO. But the C;ihareer Are They ~ever Saw a Live Indian, PrienLr'xaurtA, Jan. l.--The executive committee of the Indian Rights association have issued an appeal to the citizens of the United States in behalf of the Indians. The appeal says: "The first and the most important requisite is a single, responsible and competent head for the management of the Indian affairs-and charge him with that duty only-who shall report directly to the president and be looked to by the country at large for a successful manage ment of the Indians; that the Indian serv ice be wholly free from the interference of partisan politics; and that it shall continue its policy and carry out its educational work undisturbed by the changing of the admin istrations. While we do not advocate a complete transfer of the Indian manage mnent to the war department. we believe the advantages wnich the advocates of that plan desire could be obtained by naming able and experienced army officers to serve as Indian agents without counter-balancing the disadvantages which we believe would result from so radical a change." State Troops go Home. Ou.nA, Jan. 15.-On the assurance of Gen. Miles that no more danger to the set tiers is anticipated. four companies of mil itia stationed on the frontier were ordered home to-day. There are still thirteen com panies in the field, but they will be ordered home by the end of this week, unless more trouble occurs. MIDDLEWETi Ii G11 iOOD ENOUtiII. Fitzslinniuns is Not Anxious for a (to at Corbett. New Onsrers, Jan. 15.-To-day talk was still all fight. The general verdict, briefly summed up, is that Fitzsimmons is a won der and a class all by himself, and that Jack Dempsey is the cleverest and gamest man of his inches who has ever entered the ring. Fitzsimmons to-night said: "The fight was not a hard one. I did not even get thoroughly warmed up. I did not work any harder than when punching the bag. I told him I was strong enough to last all night and he had better give up. But he would not and I had to keep it up, much to my regret. His gameness cost we $5,000, which had been promuised nie in case I won in ton rounds." Fitzsimmons received congratulatory telegrams from all ovwr the country and was glad to uind he had so ninany friends. The Olympic club to-day paid over to him $11,000. as his share of the purse money, and many people whb' won money on him also made hinl presents, wlhich aggregated $7.200 more. "Hiow about the proposed fight with Corbott?" Jinuiny Carroll, his manager, replied: "There s nlothillng in that; Fitzsimmons is a middleweight and there is no use for him to go after lHeavyweights. He might make thlie sumne mistake as Dempsey andbe sorry. Its not good policy for a man to go outside of his class." "Corett is too clever." said Fltasim miona, "and too big. Middleweights aie good enough for in." "Parsun" i)avies, of Chicago,who starred P'eter Jackson, had a talk with Fitcimmons and (:troll about n contract for a tour to cover America anid England and to last six mlonthsn, provided the consent of the California Athletic ,club, which has arrangemuents with nboth men, can Ie obtained. The men are well liked by the diroetora and those who were in tile city promised to call a nmeeting as s:onm as they reached home. In the mean tinml Davies has gone to Chicago to prepare the tour, which will begin in a few weeks. After tile large cities in America are visited it is prolased to go to England and arrange a match with Pritchard or liurk before the Poliean club us an entering wedge to the Britishl sporting public. Stlon, Agents and Telegraphers. (ulln'aoo, Jan. 15.--Thbere seems to be little question that nearly 700 men employ erd a station agents and operatora on the St. Paul road will quit to-morrow, although the uointials of the road here still profess ignorance of any extensetve move,;aent. It is believed they are malting every effort to break the force of the strike uand prevent thbe serious interruption of business. SILVER MEN SANGUINE' Mr. Bartine Thinks the White Metal More Popular Than Last Session. Republioans Beginning to Reoogp nise the Fact That Something Fell Upon Them. Comment Heard at the Capital-Teat of the Measure as Passed by the senate Wednesday. Wasunmorow, Jan, 15.-The silver bill has been, under the rnles of the house, referred to the committee on coinage, weights and measures, of which Wickman, of Ohio, is chairman. The silver men in the house have been actively engaged in missionary work in the interest of free coinage. They are sanguine of ultimate sancess and are certain the bill cannot be kept indefinitely in the committee, and that within reason able time the coinage committee will order a report made, notwithstanding all efforts to prevent the bill from having an opportu nity for consideration. Bartine, of Nevada, one of the outspoken republican advooates of free coinage on the committee, said to day that he was confideat of getting the silver bill back to the house. He thought the sentiment towards silver had grown much more favorable than it was last see. sion and that a good many republieans were not inclined to underrate the influence silver had on the recent election. The Star says: From the general tenor of conversation among the silver majority it was apparent they regarded their victory as merely due to the force of an irresistible popular demand, which they believe will make itself felt in a similar manner in the house and ultimately in the executive man sion. More cautions and conservative friends of silver are inclined to think the action of yesterday will prove to have been a fortunate thing for the country. It may serve to satisfy the strong craving of the west and south for financial relief, and thus prevent recourse to more extreme measures, in the way of sub-treasury schemes, flat money, etc., which are medi tated so seriously by the Farmers' alliance and rural political agitators in the interior of the country. The defested party takes the matter calmly, but rather gloomily. TEXT OF THE HILL. Free Collage Measure i'aned by the Sen ate Wednesday. WsasmroTow, Jan. 15.-The free coinage bill passed by the senate last night is sub stantially as follows: An act to provide for the free coinage of gold sad silver bullion and other purposes: That the unit of value in the United States shall be the dollar, and the same may be coined of 412.5 grains of standard silver or 25.3 grains of standard gold: and said coin shall be legal tender for all debts, public and private; that hereafter any owner of silver or gold bullion may deposit the same at any mint in the United States to be formed into standard dollars or bars for his benefit, and without charge; but it shall be lawful to refuse any deposit of lesse value than $100 or any bullion so base as to be unsuitable for the operations of the mint. Section 2-The provisions of section three of "an act to authorize the coinage of the standard silver dollar and to restore its legal tender character," which became law Feb. 28, 1878., is hereby made applicable to coinage in this act provided for. Section 3-That certificates provided for in the second section or this act shall be of denominations of not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars, and suoh certificates shall be redeemable in coin of standard value. A sufficient sum to carry out the provisions of this act is hereby ap propriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap -opriated. So much of the act of July 14, 181)0, entitled "an act directing the purchase of silver bullion and the issue of treasury notes, and for other purposes," as requires the purchase of 4,.00,000 ounces of silver bullion per month be and the same is hereby repealed. Section 4.-The certificates, provided for in this act, and all silver and gold certili cates already issued, shall be receivable for all taxes and dues to the United States of every description, and shall be legal tender for the payment of all debts, publio and private. Section 5.-Owners of bullion deposited for coinage hall have option to receive coin or its equivalent in the certificates provided for in this act, and such bullion shall be subsequently coined. Irti CHIEF ISEN. A Delegation of ionus Warriors will Call on Him. Wastumgoo. Jan. 15.--Gen. Schofield re ceived a telegram from Gen. Miles this morning, dated at Pine Ridge, Jan. 14, as follows: "In order to restore entire confi dence among these Indians, I have found it necessary to send a delegation to Washing ton to receive the assurance of the highest authority of the good intentions of the govrnnment towards them. T'ihs will answer a double purpose, namely, to satisfy them and bridge over the transition period between war and peace, and to dispel di. trust and hostility and restore confdence. It will also be a guarantee of peace while they are ablent. I ask that my action may receive the approval of the department by telegraph. Everything is progressing satle. fatoriy and I can see n3 reason why per feet peace may not be established." Ily direction of Secretary Prootor, Gen. Schofield stnt the following reply: "The secretary of warconferred with the prmesideit and secretary of the interior in regard So your proposal to send a delegation of Bioux chiefs to Washington and they approve of your recommendation. The secretary of the interior has sent an agent to condnuct them. It is desired that the delegation be as small as possible, five or six, and not more than ten. If the delegation has al ready started telegraph at once the number, route and commanding oflioer." uubsidlaed iRalroads. WA"smGtoosN, Jan. 15.--Senator MoCon nell to-day introduced a bill to provide fora settlement between the goverment and the Central and Union Pacific, and certain other railway corporations which have re ceived bonds from the government to aid in the construction of their roads. The bill directs the attorney general to commence proceedings for condemnation againstthee corporations, and authorizes the preedeas to detail three army ofcers a u a board of appraisers to fix the value of all property belonging to these roads. The attorney general has also instituted proesedi.ge against all companimes to forfeit eheries and other privileges conferred ai the pt,