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VOL XXXIII.-NO. 18 , ELENA, MONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH 1 1, 1892. PRICE FIVE CSNTS ANS && -HLEIN. ON MARCHI IITIT, 1874, CHARLES SUMNER died in Bos ton. The greatest of his orations, a two days' speech on "The Crime against Kansas" was full of the most withelring denun ciations. It so inflamed PRESTON S. BROOKS of South Carolina that, six days later, he assaulted SUMNER in the Senate chamber, where he beat him into insensi bility with a cane. MVlanhattan, Dress, Flannel, and Madras Shirts. Spring Suits. Spring OVercoats. J(nox, Miller and Stetson Derbys and Silk Hats. Jeckvear and Hosiery NoVelties. Dr. yaeger's Sanitary Underw ear. FANS & - -- -EIN. GEMOCRA No Split Because of a Difference of Opinion on Tariff Matters. Advocates of a General Bill Sup port Heartily the Plan of Springer. Republleans, Secure In the Stronghold of Class Legislation, but Little Inter ested In the Debate. WASuHTOTON, March 10.-The tariff dis cussion to-day was a striking contrast to the scenes which characterized debates on the McKinley bill two years ago. Then it was obvious that whatever measure passed the house would be concurred in by the senate, and signed by the president, there fore every successive step was bitterly con tested by the democrats. This year the re publican minority of the house is coun fronted with no such probabilities. That the measure reported by the ways and means committee will pass the house is con ceded, but that none will receive the sanc tion of the senate is considered probable by the republicans of the house. The im probability of the tariff bill ever becoming law naturally detracts from the deep inter est that would otherwise be manifested by the house in these measures and makes their consideration somewhat a perfunc tory proceeding. After the naval appropriation bill was re ported and referred to thecommittee of the whole, the house went into committee of the whole on the wool bill. Dingley con eluded his speech in opposition to the measure and Turner (Ga.) took ground mn advocacy of the bill. In his opening re marks, Turner blastetd whAtever hopes there may have been that dissensions would appear in the democrat ranks as to the Springer policy of separate bills, by stating that while he had favored a general bill he deferred to men for whose judgment he had the deepest respect, and would urge with all his efforts and ability the bills now pending before the house. His delicate compliment to Chairman Springer and col leagues from one who was, in the past, such a warm advocate of the Mills tariff policy. was warmly appreciated by the democratic side and freely applauded. Turner then turned attention to criticism of Speaker Reed's ruling in the last congress denying that the recent decision of the supreme court vindicated those rulings. When Walker (Mass.) rose to defend the ex-speaker. Turner criticised him, to the manifest annoyance of Reed, who -occupied a seat some distance from Turner. Reed intimated to Walker that he would reply to the criticisms at the proper time, suggesting that hbe be permitted to do so. Reed, wishing to reply to the criticism, expressed the opinion that his action was thoroughly vindicated by the decision of the supreme court. 'Ihe question was whether he violated his duty in counting the members present who were in the chamber. Never before the decision of the court had any admission been made that it was a p esent quorum and not an acting quorum that the constitution demanded. Turner replied that the gentleman from Maine (Reed) had occupied both sides of the question and been wrong on both sides. [Democratic laughter.] Reed retorted that he had been correct and consistent. Turner said he always had the highest respect for the gentleman from Maine; he differed from him in his administration of the chair, but had no intention to offend the gentleman in criticism of such administration. Reed had no doubt, lie said, in regard to the good will existing between Turner and himself. Con tinuing, Reed argued that under the con stitution a present quorum was sufflcient for the tiansaction of business. The gen tleman from Georgia had seen fit to refer to the last election. Now. often in the his tory of the wbrld had the righteous gone temporarily to the wall. I Great Laughter. Mr. Patterson (Tenn.) made an argu ment in support of the bill, and inveighed against the protection policy of the repub lican party, which, he asserted, was detri mental to the interests of the negro labor ers of the south. He denounced the force billaa the most infamous of nll infamous measures, congratulating the country that the republican caf ty was itself now ashamed of having advocated it. The far mers of the south and went were dissatis tied withthhe present condition of effairs and were clamoring for a ieductioh of tax ation. At the conclusion of Patteraons's speech the committee rose and the house adjourned. THE ARII) LANDS. A Remonstrance Agninst Ceding Them to the ltates. WATsm(oTroN, March 10.-Senator Teller introduced a remonstrance from Sterliug, Col., signed by the citizens of the eastern part of the state protesting against the passage of any law ceding arid lands to states and territories. The remonstrances set forth that the passage of such a law at the present time would he disastrous to runny large distriotsin the so-called arid re gion, as it would stop immigration there unto and completely cut off the last chance home-seekers for years to come. It further saey that much of the land claimed as arid is not arid, but is well adapted to general anriculture, although large sections of the legion are almost be yond the possibility of irrigation and, though partially arid, can be utilized for numerous homes. It states that the problem of reclamation should be nettled before the lauds 'no with drawn. If they are ceded title shonlt pass or settlement be forbidden until the states and territories shall have adopted proper and effectual measures for their reolunta tion. Rlanm Protected the Spies. WAsmNorON, March 10.-In the IRaum investigation to-day II. C. Tanner, chief of the appointment division of the interior departmetnt, said Acting Secretary Chandler accepted his resignation, to take effect at once, but subsequently modified the accout uanoe o as to allow thirty days' leave, Gen. Bussey saying lhe would take the responsi bility therefor. L.etters relating to three other dismissed clerks were put in evidence for the purpose of showing that Smith had Raied on men and caused trouble, and that Commissioner Itaum had protected tSmith in his wrong doing. The Treaty of Arbitration. WAsINsrIaToNe,March 10.-The arbitration treaty submitted to the senate by the preosi dent recites the desire of the governments of this country and England for an amican ble settlement of the questions concerning the jurisdictional rights of the United states in Bering sea; also concerning the preservation of the fur seal in said sea and the rights of the subjects of either country as regards the taking of seal in the sea. Therefore the questions will be submitted to an arbitration committee composed of a.en; two to be named by the president of e United States; two to be named by Ueen Victoria, and one each by the prey - ent of the French republic, the king of Italy and the king of Norway and Sweden. The treaty provides for the time and place of meeting of the arbitrators, the various points to be submitted, annd for the filling of vacancies that may exist iln the commit teeo for the employment of necessary cler ical assistants, etc., and binds this country and England to consider the flindings of the tribunal as a fuall, perfect and final settle ment of all questions referred. Vessels Available for ierlng Nea. WasnnacToN, March 10.-Gon. Foster, of the state department. who is assisting the president in the Bering sea negotiations, hada long conference at the navy depart ment this afternoon with Secretary Tracy and Commodore 'Ramsey, chief of the bureau of navigation. The conference, it is thought, related to the consideration of the course to be pursued by the navy in enforcing the contention of this govern ment that pelagic sealing in Bering sea shallbe wholly suspended pending settle ment of the controversy by arbitration. If f Great Britain declines the proposition for a renewal of the modus vivendi, this gov- I ornment will, no donbt, send all available vessels to Bering sea' soon enough, if possi ble, to control its appro aches and prevent I the entrance of all sealing vessels, Ameri- I can as well as others. The vessels available for this service are the Charleston, Balti more and Ranger, at San Francisco: the Mohican, now qn her way to Port Orchard, 1 Washington, with the Nipsic in tow, and the Yorktown and Boston, now en route to San Fiancisco from C(allie. The revenue cutters Bear. Rush and Corwin, now fitting out at San Franoisco for their annual cruise to the Seal islands, will also assist. Gold and Silver Certificates. WASRINGOTON, March 10.-Acting Secretary Spalding sent to the house, in answer to a resolution of that body, a letter containing information on the subject of the issue and redemption of gold and silver certificates, etc. The letter shows that gold certificates issued from July 1, 1877, to Jan. 1, 1892, amounted to 5609.089,806, and the amount redeemed to $445,088,503. The issue of sil ver certificates from May 9, 1878, to Jan. 1, 1892 aggregated$1680.708,000, and the amount redeemed to $356,311,682. Paper money outstanding Jan. 1, 1886, $921,431,194; amount Jan. 1, 1892, $1,097,281,512. Gener ally speaking, the acting secretary says, gold certificates were redeemed principally in gold coin or bullion, while silver certifi cates, being usually presented in a muti lated condition, were redeemed by the issue of new silver certificates. Blownu Down by the Wind. WASmHINTON, March 10.-Mrs. Palmer, wife of the Illinois senator, had just gotten off a street car and was walking toward the capitol this morning when a gust of wind struck and threw her with great force to the stone flagging. Her head was badly cut and blood flowed freely. Two other la dies suffered similar mishaps, one being rendered unconscious. Wheat and Corn. WASHINGTON, March 10.-The March re port of the distribution of wheat and corn, made by the department of agriculture, shows a reserve stock of wheat in the grow ers' hands, 171,000,000 bushels, the largest ever reported. The estimated quantity of corn in the farmers' hands is 860,000,000 bushels. Helena Public Building. WAsmnIi oNG . March 10.-[Special.]-The house committee on public buildings has agreed to report favorably an appro priation of $150,000 for a building at Helena. Capital Notes. The senate passed the agricultural meat inspection deficiency bill. Secretary Blaine is better. The cold is passing away and his fever is gone. Representative Springer is now consid ered practically out of danger. Dr. Vim cent left for home Wednesday night. The remains of the late Representative Kendall. accompanied by his wife and son and senators and representatives appointed to attend the fnneoral, left Washington Thursday afternoon. WHO IS HOTCHKISS? The Plaintiff in a Bond Suit Begun at Missouila. Mrssour,A, March l0.-[Special.]-It was learned this afternoon that acomplaint had been filed at five p. m. to-day in the dis trict court to restrain the county commis sioners from selling Missoula county bonds. The injunction was granted by the court. The compiaint was made on the grounds that the question of issuing said bonds had not been nubmitted to a vote of the people, and that such issue was illegal under the constitution of Montana. The bonds re feriod to are $15,00,, twenty-year six per cents, and were bid on three weeks since by a number of different bond buyers. The bid of Rollins & Son, of Denver, at $3.500 over par, was the one accepted. Hotch kiss, the person named as complainant, is unknown here. Judge McConnell, of Helena, is attorney for the plaintiff. Gen. Marion, chairman of the board of county commis sioners, when interviewed, stated that no promise will be made to obtain a compro irise, which seems to be the object sought by the parties backing the proceedings. SPARKS FROM T'HE V WIRES. Two young daughters of John Soneafldt were burned to death at Marysville, Wash. Ohio capitalists have consummated ne gotiations for piping natural gas into Salt Lake City. HIeies of six Italians slain by the New Or loans mob have began suits for damages aggregating $30,000. The Bell telephone directors have voted to issue 7j2,U,00,000 in stock, one share at per to each holder of six shares. John F. Winslow, who helped introduce the manufacture of Besseemer stoel in this country, died 'Ihursday at Troy. N. Y. A letter from Juneau, Alaska, save that Tascott, the alleged murderer of Ahlllion airo Snell, is now in the Yukon river counu tiy. The New Jersey senate and the Phila delphia Methodist conferecce have re solved for closing the World's lair on Bun day. The Texas republican state convention endorsed the pruesot administration and elected a strong Harison delegation to Minneapolis. A Washington special says Congressman IIarter has addressed on upon letter to Sen ator Hill demanding his position on the silver question. Prince John Zobiesk, grandson of a king of Poland, is under .,rreat at Mount Kirko, N. Y. lie was in possession of a stolen horse and wagon. John BIrigtt, of Ozark, Mo., sent his wife to a spring for water, then followed her, shot her through the head and lied. When the neighborscatoh him Judge Lynch will officiate. United States District Attorney Milchrist, of Chicago, is busy investstcating the methods of the biscuit trust, having in view an aotion slmilar to that taken with re. gIard to the whisky and cordage trusts. HOOSIERS FOR HARRISON, The Indiana State Republican Con. vention Very Solid for Their Favorite Son. But the Gentleman From the Twelfth Asks What Harri son Has Done. '"vorylhing," Is the Reply. Which Is Cer tainly Comprehensive Enough--Thu Delegates Instructed for Hlim. INDIANAPTOLIR, March 10.-The republican state convention met hero to-day with Warren G. Banyer as permanent chairman. Sayer's allusions to President Harrison evoked much enthusiasm. After the re port of the committee on credentials the report of the committee on resolutions was made. It reaffirmed devotion to the prin ciples of the party set forth in the national platform of 1888; endorsed the brilliant ad ministration of Benjamin Harrison and in etructed the delegates to give their earnest and unswerving support by working and voting for his nomination so long as his name shall be before the convention. After the resolutions were read ex-Congressman White, of the twelfth district, took excep tion to to the resolutions endorsing Harri son. Amid hisses he asked: "What has President Harrison done?" "' verything," shouted the convention. In spite of the hissing, Captain White said he had no personal differences with Presi dent Harrison, but did not think the Indi ana delegates should go to Minneapolis with their hands tied. Delegates-at-large to the national convention were then elected. The Harrison resolution was adopted. CLEVELAND MAY ACCEPT. Not a Candidate, but if Chosen Would Not Decline. BUFFALO. N. Y., March 10.-It is asserted by Francis D. Locke, a personal friend of Grover Cleveland, that Mr. Cleveland ex presses himself as unalterably opposed to the methods emoloyed by the Hill faction in this state, and while he is careful not to express his feelings to any one connected with the press, he does not hesitate to de nounce the February convention in no un certair language to his intimate friends. Mr. Locke said ,to-night that the ex-presi dent not lone ago said to him that he was in thorough sympathy with the orotesting of the May convention which is to be held in Syracuse. and asserting, in his opinion, it was the only way in which the demo crats of the state of New York could properly manifest their ooposition to the methods employed by Hill's friends. Regarding the position of Mr. Cleveland on the presidential question, Locke said that Cleveland was not a candidate. "Mr."Cleveland said to me a few days ago," said Mr. Locke. "'I am not a candi date for the presidential nomination, but if the convention in Chicago sees fit to take action in my favor I cannot refuse to ao cept; however. I shall be perfectly satisfied, whatever the ontcome of the convention shall be."' This statement, coming as it does from a bosom friend of ex-President C eveland, is regarded by a majority of Mr. Cleveland's friends in this city as correctly represent. ing Mr. Cleveland's opinion in the matter. Palmer in the Race for Good. SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 9.-The news of the endorsement of Palmer and Altgeld by the Cook county convention was hailed with joy be the democratic friends of Gen. Palmer in this city. A meeting was im mediately called at' G(en. Palmer's office and a Palmer club was organizen, the ob ject of which is to assist the presidential boom of their candidate in every possible way. The meeting was piesided over by ex-Mayor Charles E. Hay and numbered among its charter members such prominent democrats as Representatives Frank H. Jones and E. L. Merritt, Dr. J. ]L. Wilcox, County Clerk Rogers, Coroner Hofferkamp, City Treasurer Lennox. City Attorney Me. Grath, City Clerk Frank Williams, Ekward Itidgely, Stuart Brown and many others, There was great enthusiasm and the club was permanently organized, with the Hon. C. E. 1-lay as president, John Kehoe, secro tary, and P. Bartelme, treasurer. The organization takes in the whole county, vice-presidents being appointed for each ward and township. Clarksoa's Eulogy of Quay. P'nIr.L.DELPHIna, March 10. - Chairman Clarkson, of the republican national coin muittee, has written a letter to Frank W. Leach, of this city, regarding the services Senator Quay has rendered the republican party, in which he says, reducing to writing the remarks delivered at the meeting of the committee, November last: "The services rendered by Senator Quay to the republi can party have never been fully appre ciated. The party will never know, and never could repay, such service." Various instances of Quay's superiority as a politi cal leader are referred to in the letter, which is very lengthy, and closes: "The republican party, the republican press, nighit well imitate the democratic pat:ty and press in this respect. Whenever the teptblican leader goes into the lire and du feats the enemy, he should not afterwards be abandoned through the malice of the enemy he has defeated." His Chlances Good. C(tItmato, March 10.--Gen. Alger was in the city to-day and speaks favorably of his chances of securing the lomination for the presidenoy. In speaking of his war lecord (ioen. Alger says he has a surprise inl store for ('harles A. Dana whllich will prove at regular bombshell when it is exploded. Too lMany lRepublicans. JriFEIrsooN COIY, Mo., March 10.-A joint conference of the senate and house coot mittee on congressional districts agreed on a bill forming fourteen democratic and one republican 'district. I)lislnseldt an Appeal. SAN FllAmlisco, March 10.--lu the case of the United States vs. the California & Ore gon lhnd company, the United States cir cuit court dislpissed. the appetl of the Uluted Staates. Judge tHanford dissented. The original complaint asks that patents issued to the Oregon Central Military Road compauy be set aside, as the latter had not carried out its contract. The rund had not been built. llrothers Will lie Lynche.ld. liarlr. m IocK, Ark., March 10.-Intense excitement prevails in Ashel county to-day and a double lynching is probable. The cause of the trouble is the poisoning of Mirs. Sallie Hannibal, who died last night. Ben and Omer Carpenter, brothers, accused q4 the crime, will be lynched when caught. COI'PERt (;3.3BI1 N 'I . Said to lfavo Itesen Effeted to Limit the output. Niw Yonu, March l0.--ltumoro of a great combination which, if effected, will involve millions of dollars just now are proving matters of prime interest to meanufactutrers and dealers in copper and holders of copper mining stocks. For monlths copper prices have been very low and the tension upon most copper mrinini companies in the Lake oMperior repton, jilontenn, Arizona and Now Mexico to kdhep things going has been severe. It has long been urged by copeer men that some combin:ation to limit production sbould be forced, but only within ia very recent timer has the matter asnumed shape. Noeotiations have been carried on very secretlv. The course of prices, however, in the Bioston marlet, has shown that things sie going on favorably. A Boston dispatch receoved this afternoon says: "It is stated here on good authority that the proposed combination of copper mine properties, with the exception of the Quincy company, which declined to join, has practically been effected. It is stated that the annual production of the Anac:onda mine is fixed at 70,000.000 pounds and the Calumet and Hocla at 6(O,0,01000." J. B3. Heigin to-night denied that it was the Anaconda's intention to add any west ern mines to its plant. ieo declined to say anything about the effort of prodneers to fix a uniform price or limit of production. "A trust would have been brought about and a uniform price fixed by the largest producers if a certain big company did not desire to get control of all the copper mrines in the west," said a man who knows all about the conferences which have been held between the copler men. " There are big mines in Arizona end JNew Mexico as well as in Montana. If one company was in control of all these it would be in better po sition than at present to fix p:icee to suit it self. Mining companies in Arizona and New Mexico are not making much money at present and are perfectly willine to en ter into any agreement with the Anaconda company of Montana and the Calumet & Hecla company of Michigan. but are not willing to sell a controlling interest in their property to any other comtany, and as the Anaconda company wants to get hold of these companies it proposes to oppose any measure that places these mines in an in dependent position. It is to the Anaconda interest to keep the price of copper down at ~iresent, so the Arizona and New Mexico compannies can be more easily brought to terms, and for that reason the Anaconda will not at present consent to sell copper at any fixed price." OUT OF BREAD. Meeting of Unemployed Workingmen in Various Sec(ions. I3anr.r, March 10.-Meetings were held at Leipsic to-day at which 2,5(:0 men out of work were present. A.number of plans for bettering the condition of the workingmen were debated. It was finally decided that delegates be sent to the municipal authori ties asking that public works for the relief of distressed people be immediately started. At Cologne unemployed workmen formed themselves into a procession and marched in the town hall. Here the burgo master appeared and made a molifying ad dress, saying the authorities were doing all in their power to alleviate distress and hoped means would soon be reached to ac complish this end. He promised to try to find work for every one and in the meam time employment would be given those men who were married and had families to support. When the burgomaster finished the crowd cheered him heartily, then quietly dispersed. At Dortmund, a town of Prussia in Westphalia, much suffering also exists among the laboring classes. Over two thousand men employed in the iron works have been thrown out of work within a week and others received that their services may have to be dispensed with in a short time, as there are indica tions of trade paralysis and all works may shut down entirely. )llsreputable Represen tatives. VALP..I.AISO, March 10.--Judge of Crimes Noguera has concluded an investigation of the case of Lieut. Harlow, World's fair commissioner to Chili, and handed the ev idence to the temporary minister of foreicun affairs. Noguera's exiimination show as that Lieut. iarlow, under the name of Reamer, sent dispatches to several New York news papers, and Consul McCrooeery also wrote dispatches to the same papers. In the judge's opinion the dispatches sent by Har low and McCreery contained many un truthful statements which were calculated to operate against anmicable relations of Chili with the United States. lie says there is also evidence to prove that several tele grams sent to the American legation at Santiago addressed to Reamer. Upon the formation of the new cabinet the Chtlian minister of foreign affairs will be urged to bring the matter to the noticeof the United Stateq government. In conversation Senor lsidore Er azuriz said the Chilian government would like to return Consul McCreery'sexeiquator, except for fear of giving offense to the United States and it would be greatly a.preciated if the United States, of its own accord. would send a new consul to Valparaiso who would not lend himself to transactions in exchange based on diplomatic data ob tamned through his oflicial position. New Chlllsna Cabinet. VALpAui.stoo, March 10.--lt is understood, that at a meeting of the liberty party last night Eduardo Matte was selected to form a new cabinet. The following is said to be the composition of the cabinet: Minister of the interior, Eduardo Matte: foreign af fairs, Senor Costellos; justice, Caspar 't ore; finance, Augustin Edwards; war and tear. ine. Luis Barros Borgono; public works, 'iounts )Davita iL:rain. With the excep tion of Senor llorgono all these imien held cabinet positions during the fjrst year of th'ilmaceda's presidency. Retlirement of a Itlodlter. ToaoTro, Ont., March 10.-It was re ported Wednesday from an authoritative source that Mercier and all the minor boodlors would at once be prosecuted. It ccae also stated that Mlercier would ie ex pellld from the house. This tmornsing anl agreeelllnt was reached that if Mercier re tired fromt public life the criminal procood ings would be delayed. Morcier resigned his seat in the legislature anud issued a cir cular to his friends. I)'leaoins's Daughterstl . Canssvs, Mlarch 10.-Mr. Deacon sent rep resuentatives to ('tuneos to-day to take his second and third daughtersaway fromt their mother. Mrs. Dueacon strongly olpposed the separation and a heart reudings scene occurred. Iater in the iday Mrs. Delacon started for IParis. 'L'he other two daughters are in Genoa with their grandmuother. 00,h000 Sioldltlr in LItnr. LINsIONg, March 10.-The next Rlussian military tualenvres in the vicinity of Mos cow will be on a gigantio scale. Six army corps will take part, besides guards nud cavalry, the whole reaching a total of '0W, 000 tueu. IO,000 Mlen Will its Idle. LuioNt, March 10.-The Durham miners' decision to strike has' ausod the iron imas ters to prepare to shut down their furnaces. The iu on and steel works will also close, throwing out of work 10,000 men. MONTANA MILITARY POST Policy of the Department to Concen trate Troops at Advantageous Railroad Centers. Fort Missoula Will Most Proba bly Be Maintained as a Per manent Post. .eoenmmendations of the House Military (.'omm ittee-Irorm Coogrenlsman Dixon and Mr. Blcktord. WAs.rroTrorn, March 10.--[Special.l--The bill for eatablishinu a military post at ilelena was presented in the house to-day and sent to the committee on the whole. It was accompanied by a unanimous favora ble report of the members of the house committee on military affairs. The report says: "The importance of establishing a military post at Helena has been consid ered by the military authorities for some time, and was presented to the war depart ment prior to the convening of this con aress. It is regarded as more necessary at this time because the question of repairing Fort Custer is pressed upon the attention of the deartment by the sad condition of the buildings at that post. If the post at Helena is established the one at Fort Cus ter cab be abapdoned much to the benefit of the service and the saving of expendi tures made necessary by the remoteness of Custer from railroads, and by the nature of the wagon roads to that point. The estab lishment of the post at Helena is in direct accord with a system of centralizing large forces at points of railroad intersection, and establishing a line of such posts across the country at a suitable distance from our northern frontier." Appendant to the report are letters from the secretary of war. Gen. Miles and Gen. Merritt. Regarding the abandonment of other posts the committee say: "Fort Mis soula well might be retained for some years - to come and possibly permanently. Thu range of mountains between it and Helena, the proximity of Indians, and other cir cumstances, sustain the retention of Fort Missoula." The bill amended appropriates $100,000 for the Helena post whenever the govern ment shall acquire title to not lessethan 1,000 acres of land frbe of cost. TWO LETTETRS. Read Before a Meeting of the Missoula Board of Trade. MmisouLA, March 10.- [Special.]-At a meeting of the Missoulaboardof trade this evening communications were read from Congressman Dixon and from Hon Wm. Bickford, relating to the bill establishing a regimental post at Holenat The commun cation from Mr. Dixon was to the effedt that he favored the bill establishing a poti at Helena, and that such a bill was not in imical to the interestsof Missoula; that the establishment of a regimental post in the northwest was a matter of the near future; and that Helena, or Spokane, Wash., must necessarily be the location; that in favor ing this post he was doingsoin the interests of the general welfare of his own state. This letter was written before the arrival of Mr. Bickford at Washington. Mr. Bickford's communication discussed the question from a different sttndpoint and maintained the opposite view. The board endorsed Mr. Bickford's views on the mat ter and resolved to maintain the fight against the establishment of the post at Helena, holding that Missoula was the proper and favorable location. RAGED THIIWT'Y HOURS. Then the Blizzard Moved Off to the North west. ST. PAUL, March 10.-After raging with terrific fury for thirty hours the blizzard has passed to the northeast, leaving in its wake intense cold. As fuller details of the storm are received its magnitude and in tensity are shown. Fears are entertained that there may be a great loss of life., Many teople who were out in the storm have not returned, and friends are anxiously awaiting news of them. If lost the intense cold would prove fatal. On account of the condition of the wires and the di ilt covered country roads, full details of the loss of life will be slow in coming in. Reports of dateagV to moperty are re coceived from all over Minnesota and the I)akotas, while communnication with Mon tuna is still out olf. Farmers in North Da kota are compelled to postpone their wheat seeding. Last night and to-day all trains were de layed throughout tilhe northwest on account of the blizzard. On Northern Pacific, at Lake Park. this morning, a sanow plow had an end collision with a passenger train, several trainmen being injured. I so ii eo l)aa:.ige at Dululth. Ditarrui, March it.--Immense damage was done by the blizzard here. Incoming trains wore delayed, and suburban trains have nlot bean running for twenty-four hours. lit West Duluth the smoke stack of the Mlorrill & Hing saw mill was blown down, E. Gullen, oan employe. being in stantly killed and two others severely in jured. A number of school children are missing, but it is thought they were cared for by tamuilies living near the school. A number of losses of life are reported, but not conlllirmed. Several Frozen to Death. (or\si Foius, N. 1).. March 10.-A man named Nagent was frozen to death by the blizzard, at Devils Lake, Win. Griffin, i farmer, was caught by the blizzard while returning from townl and trozen to death. Others are reported missing and searchling parties are out for them. At Grafton a mani and his team were frozen to death during the blizzard. Others came near .uffternisg the same rate. The storm did great damage there.r P'aiaed a Dividend. New YOxK, March 10.-St. Paul directors at their meeting to-day declared no divi dend on common stuock, but declared the Eonti-annual dividend of 3~). per cent on preferred. Wheni the meeting adjourned a statement was issued declaring that the earnings of the first half had been ex tionally largo, and adds: "At the close, June :0. next, the accounts will be made up, showing the results of the year's busi ness, and the board will then have informs. tion,as to the condition of crops and proba ble earnings of the year to come, so that before resuming dividends an intelligist opinion can be formed as to what rate oec be safely paid."