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PRICE TWO CENTS. War Department Will Still Rule the Phi 11 ipi nes EDSALL OR RAINSFORD Former Favored by Clerical Delegates. LATTER BY THE LAYMEN Diocesan Council Now in Session at Winona. BALLOTING TO BEGIN TO-MORROW Great Interest in the Result, but a Division of tne Diocese Xot Likely.* Special to The Journal. Winona, Minn., yune s—The forty-fourth annual council -n the Episcopal church, diocese of Minnesota, opened here this morning and au unusually large repre sentation, the greatest in more than a decade, indicates the lively interest tak en in the election of a coadjutator bishop. About twenty-five arrived last evening, end a special train this morning over the St. Paul road brought 178, 77 coming from Minneapolis and 73 from St. Paul. The chief topic discussed on the way down was the election of a bishop, and while no vote was taken, preferences ■were generally expressed. From all that can be learned, it now seems pretty cer tain that Bishop Samuel Edsall, of North Dakota, will have the support of about two-thirds of the clerical delegates, but It seems to be a question if he will get enough lay support to be elected. Rev. W. S. RaiDsford, of St. George's Episcopal church, New York, appears to be the favorite with many of the laymen, while others insist that while the candi dacy of Rev. Harry P. Nichols, of Harlem, N. V., has been rather discredited, his showing will be much larger than ex pected, he being specially strong among Swedish delegates. It is probable a conference of lay dele gates will be held this evening to ascertain the sentiment and try and reach some de cision regarding the bishop. ' While no time for the election has yet been fixed, it will probably be to-merrow morning. Talk about the election resulting in a division of the diocese is generally dis credited. Several ballots may be neces sary to a choice, but it is extremely im probable* the election will bring about any hard feelings. After the election the sal ary will have to be adjusted. The sum of $6,500 is allowed the two bishops, of which $500 is for expenses. How the re mainder will be divided will have to be decided. With the election of a coadjutator Bish op Whipple expects to be relieved of much active .york in the diocese and take life more easily, as befits his advanced years. The first business to come up this after noon was the report of the committee on credentials, which showed an unusually large attendance at the council. Follow ing this, the standing committees were appointed, unfinished business taken up and various reports presented. It is also expected to fix the time for electing a coadjutor bishop, which will probably be on Thursday morning. During the coun cil a new black walnut, pulpit, which has been placed in St. Paul's church in honor of the late Bishop Gilbert, will be dedi cated. While the council was in session in' St. Paul's church yesterday afternoon the Ladies Auxiliary held a meeting in the parish house, at which Mrs. Charles Whip pie of Chicago SDoke on "Porto Rico." Miss Lily Crommer, a missionary to Chi na, on "China," and Miss Saunders of St. Paul on "The Junior Auxiliary." A service preparatory to the council meeting was held last evening, at St. Paul's church, when the venerable Bishop Whipple administered confirmation to a class of seventeen young people. The bishop did not deliver a sermon, but spoke to the class regarding the signifi cance and solemnity of the service. The bishop is in excellent health and well Belgium to Annex Congo Mmw York Sum Snaofa/ Sarvfae, . - Brussels, .June s.—The cabinet has virtually decided to annex the Congo Free State within ten years from the p:«>ent date. • : -*! Canteen Must Be Restored Maw York Sun Special Sarvlco. Washington, June ;».—An organized -jght for the re-establishment of the army canteen is to be made in the Fifty-seventh congress. Senator Hawley, chairman of the committee on military affairs. ha& informed Secretary Root that himself and several of his associates on the committee haye reached the conclusion, after a care ful review of the reports now in the possession of the war department regarding the unparalleled outbreaks cf drunkenness at various army posts, that the canteen is a necessity. Secretary Root will aid the senators in their fight by furnishing them with all documentary evidence in his possession, showing what has been the re sult of the repeal of the canteen law. The secretary has received from every post commander in the United States re ports of arrests, desertions absento from post without leave and acts of lawlessness growirg out of tho patronizing of saloons located outside of the army posts He will be prepared to make the most or this information public in a few weeks The sen ators and the department expect that the oid fight against the canteen will be waged with the usual bitterness by the temperance people all over the country Measuring Heat of Distant Stars It aw York Sun Special Stwvlom Hanover, N. H., June s.—Professor H. F. Nichols of Dartmouth college with the assistance of Professor St. John of Oberlin college, has perfected an instrument which will measure the heal of a candle flame one mile away, and of the stars millions of miles away. The Question as to whether any heat is sent from these bodies to the earth has long puzzled the scientists, but by means of this instru ment the question has been answered ii« the affirmative. The instrument is called a radiometer. > Over a Hundred Fishermen Lost Saint Brieux, France, Jnne s.—Five fishing boats which went on a fishing cruise In Iceland waters have been missing for two months, and are now believed to have foundered in a gale. April 6. Their entire crews, numbering 117 men, are supposed u> have perished. There is a gcneial inourcing here and in the neighboring village*. Conflagration in Peking Berlin, June 5. —A dispatch from Peking, dated June 4, says a great conflagra tion has occurred In the forbidden city. The Americans and Japanese are tarring all access to the quarter involved, and details, therefore, are not obtainable. ' fitted for the arduous work of presiding over the convention. Preliminary Meeting*. The election of delegates to the trien nial convention will also be an interest ing feature of the convention. Several of those heretofore thus honored will be unavailable, so that nearly all of these heosen will be new men. The convention opened at 11 this morn ing with communion service conducted by Bishop Whipple. St. Paul's church was crowded. The delegates proceeded di-i rectly from the train to the church, and the clergy in the robes of office occupied seats in front. At 12:30 the council was organized with Bishop "Whipple in the chair. As the roll was called by Secre tary A. D. Stowe, credentials were pre sented. A. D. Stowe and C. W. Holmes of St. Paul, C. C. Camp of Faribault, were named as a committee on credentials, and adjournment was taken to 2:30, when Bishop Whipple read his annual address. The program for the evening has not yet been arranged, hut it will probably in clude an address by G. #Floden, chaplain of the Royal Guard, Sweden, who will speak through an interpreter. MRS. M CKINLEY IS BETTER DOCTORS REPORT IMPROVEMEXI But One Bulletin a Day as to Her l uudition Is to Be Issued Hereafter. Washington, June 5. —Doctors Sternberg and Rixey; were in consultation at the White House about half an hour this forenoon, after which the following bul letin, timed 11 o'clock, was given out: Mrs. MuKinley's physicians report that she has had a very comfortable night, and that her general condition is somewhat improved. Dr. Rixey said last night: There has been no important change in Mrs. McKinljey'a condition since we gave out our bulletin this morning. She is resting very comfortably. On the other hand, there are fluctuations in her condition; at times she is better and at times worse, but she is cer tainly not losing any ground. In fact, she is possibly gaining very slowly. There is no more immediate danger now than there has been for some time. While Dr. Rixey was slightly mor.e hopeful in his talk last night, the pa tient's, condition could not be said to show^ any material improvement. It has been decided not to hold conferences more than once a day unless a material change for the worse should occur, and that the only bulletin to be issued shall be one fol lowing the forenoon consultation. The president will not be able to be at the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo on June 13. which was designated as pres ident's day. The brightest bulletin issued by the at tending physicians regarding Mrs. Mc- Kinley's condition since her return to Washington, was given out to-day after their consultation. It reported that her' "general condition" was somewhat im proved, but it was remarked that it held out nothing definite for the future. Mrs. McKinley has been unable as yet to take solid food, although it has not been necessary to resort to powerful heart stimulants like nitroglycerin since her return to Washington. Brandy is admin istered. Raw egg and chicken broth are her food. After the physicians had gone this mornig tho president, accompanied by Representative Taylor of Ohio, who represents Mr. McKinley's home district in the lower house, went out for a stroll. Dr. Rixey was at the White House for about twenty minutes shortly before 1 o'clock this afternoon. He said there was no change in Mrs. McKinley's condi tion. The physicians will not hold an other consultation until to-morrow morn ing. , MAY LYNCH A WOMAN She Is Accused of the Brutal Murder of Her Daughter, Aurora, Mo., June 5.—A woman and her son, accused of murder, will be lynched if the j)lans O f a mob in Stone county are not frustrated. The charge is that they killed Alice Stallion, 16 years old ,the woman's daughter. They lived near Cape Fair and the girl's body was found in the river. The supposition was that she had committed suicide on, account of a love affair which her mother opposed. Last night, however, a 7-year-old child of Mrs. Stallion confessed, claiming that while Mrs. Stallion held the girl her stepson broke her neck with a poker. After- Wards they wrapped the body in a com forter and threw it in the river. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 5, 1901. CUBANS ARE HEADY May Not Again Accept the Platt Amendment. MISTRUST THE UNITED STATES Think We Would Exercise More Power Than the Amend ment Warrants. Havana, June s.—There Is a strong im pression here that it will be impossible to effect the acceptance of the Platt amend ment a second time. A secret session of the constitutional convention has been ■called for to-morrow to take action con cerning the form of the resolution add ing to the Cuban constitution the Platt C *^r w-^ ' £ A FROST IN SOUTH AFRICA. De Wet Opens Up His Winter Campaign and John Bull Gets Cold Feet. proviso, with the understanding that it means what the Washington commission reported that Secretary Root said it The conservatives say that the majority rtport of the committee on relations ac cepting the Platt amendment, including Secretary Root's interpretations, was first submitted to Secretary Root, who found it satisfactory, but requested that the full text of the amendment .be incorporated. This, they say, was done, and Secretary Root approved it. Several delegates attribute the attitude of the government to the decision of the supreme coiyt in the insular cases, and suppose that the desire of the Washing ton government is to exercise a more di rect power over Cuba than the Platt amendment contemplates. ' TORNADO Swedish Church at Prentice, Wis., Torn Into Pieces. Prentice, Wis., June 5. — A tornado struck this place last night. The wind tore up fences and telegraph poles and totally destroyed the Swedish church and tore out the front of S. W. Pierson's store. Many dwellings were damaged and the property loss will be heavy. The tornado came in the shape of a funnel-shaped cloud from the sonthwest. The boarding-house of J. E. Huff was moved from its foundation and the Jump River house was badly damaged. Chim neys and window glass throughout the city were demolished. Van Dusen & Co.'s lumber yard suf fered heavy damage, some of the lumber being carried half a mile away. No lives are reported lost. Communication with surrounding villages is cut off. MAGAZINE EXPLODES Hundreds of Tons of Smokeless Powder Spoiled. Vallejo, Cal., June 5—A large maga zine at the island navy yard, containing 200 tons of smokeless and brown powder, exploded at 6a. m. to-day. No lives were lost. The property loss is estimated at $250,000. , ' BOOTH RIDES T^IE r GOAT. ':'-'. '-', J | ! New York, >June; s.—General ; Ballingtou Both of i the Volunteers of America has been Initiated »■ into the mysteries of * Masonry lin the lodge at Montclair, N. J. , BAD BLUNDER IN CHINA Diplomats and State Depart ment Say So, at Least. UGLY QUEEN DOWAGEE If She Takes Control the Armies May Have to Return. THERE'S ONE SAVING FEATURE It Is England* Determination to Re main Till Orderly Govern ment let Assured. Maw York Sun Sandal Sorvlca Washington, June 5. —The evacuation of Ohina by the allies without having first Morgan to End Railway War .New York, June 5.— J. Pieroont Morgan has been chosen arbitrator of the Union Pacific-Northern Pacific feud, and he will sail for hime to-day to begin the im portant task. This announcement was made In Wall street by a news bureau, and was con firmed by James Stillman, president of the National City bank. It was stated simply that both sides of the greatest financjal quarrel Wall street has known in many years have agreed upon Mr. Morgan as the one man who can pacify the differences, and that he had accepted the mission. "The statement given out to the press this afternoon regarding Mr. Morgan's selection as arbitrator met the approval of all parties concerned," said President Stillman, "I have nothing to add to it." Mr. Morgan's selection for this great work was regarded by Wall street men as the final recognition of him as the great power of the financial district. No other living man, it was declared, would have been intrusted with a position in volving such tremendous issues. No other man enjoys the confidence of all factions in Wall street to the extent that Mr. Morgan does. His selection was the result of re peated conferences between John D. Rockefeller, George Gould, W. K. Van derbilt, James J. HIJI, Jacob Schiff and E. H.- Harriman. The conferences were held at the office of Mr. Morgan and at the Metropolitan Club. It was apparent from the first that an agreement could not be reached by the two factions fighting for control of the Northern Pacific. In their eagerness to obtain control a panic had been precipi tated in which many fortunes had gone to smash and the bitterest feuds known in the street in years had been engendered. In the great crisis all eyes were turned to Morgan. It was admitted by all who attended the conference that he alone could settle the great fight. Mr. Mor gan was then "appealed to by cable and Wisconsin Cadet Is Highest Hew York Sun Bumolml SarvHsm ■ •■''..■.;'■ *• ' '" '■'-" ; ■■'• -- ■ ._ Annapolis;, Md v j June ; s.—The final standing of the ;. graduating class of naval cadets has been determined; This embraces' the marks in every subject for the four year;course. The highest mark : obtainable is 76. Julius A. ' Furer of Wisconsin leads -with a mark of 682.38,> and •■William H. Fogl^ty of Ohio is second with 679.99. The first six nVt'inbers ? are "star" members —that is, they obtained -85 : per cent or over of : the yossH.le high mark. The remaining four of the "stars" are Clarence A. Conway of Michigan, 673.74; Ernest J. King of Ohio, 667.78; Sidney M. Henry of New- York, C 55.37, and Isaac Tates of New York, 647.24. . * v_ determined whether the empress dowager or^ Kwang Su, the emperor, is going to rule hereafter is regarded by diplomats in Washington as a serious blunder. The state department also is disposed to view the future with considerable alarm, for it is acknowledged that if the empress dowager takes up the reins of control she is likely*to create conditions that will sooner or later require the Christian powers to send their armies back to China. The fact that the British alone are remaining in Peking in force and decline to leave until they are as sured that an attempt will be made to create an orderly government Is consid ered by many as the saving feature of an otherwise unfortunate situation. The predominence of the authority of the em press would be little short of a menace to foreigners, for it was she who gave the "Boxers" free rein last summer and per mitted them to attempt the murder of the diplomatic residents of Peking. Every bit of news that has reached Washington from China for several weeks shows that the empress dowager is per forming the actual functions of the ruler of China. Recent proclamations and edicts have contained her signature in stead of the signature of the emperor. The state department does not relish the idea of the empress dowager assuming control and is hoping that in the final re adjustment of the affairs of the Chinese government the emperor will be permit ted to rule. asked to give his services. He was told that no settlement could be arrived at by the warring factions. Mr. Morgan readi ly agreed to cut short his European trip, although he had been counting on a longer rest abroad, and cabled that he would sail for home to-day. It is not a surprise to those on the in side that Mr. Morgan was chosen as the peacemaker, although such a mark of es teem has rarely been shown to a man. According to the authentic stories in tlie street yesterday, the Harriman-Kuhn- Loeb syndicate informed James- J. Hill that they^ had entire confidence in Mr. Morgan, and that they were entirely will ing to leave to him the selection of the three representatives which they desired to place in the Northern Pacific board. This great compliment to Mr. Morgan was all the more marked in view of the feet that Mr. Morgan is allied with Mr. Hill in opposition to the Harriman syn dicate. But so great is the confidence in him that the moneyed interest feels that he will do what is right even where his own great enterprises are so largely in volved. » As soon as he returns Mr. Morgan will hear the history of the whole fight from the lips of the leaders of both sides, and will then select the three directors of the Union Pacific interests for the North ern Pacific board. It was to obtain proper recognition in this board and thus protect their transcontinental properties that the Harriman-Kuhn-Loeb interests made the recent fight. The men selected by Mr. Morgan will not be announced until Sep tember. James J. Hill will remain in New York until "Mr. Morgan returns and will be party to the conference. The feeling in Wall street is that Mr. Morgan in his capacity of arbitrator will settle the big fight. His return is awaited with confidence«by both sides. It is the universal belief in the street that had he been in the country the recent panic would not have occurred. 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK CIVIL GOVERNMENT NOT FOR PHILIPPINES Positive Statement That the President Has Changed His Policy and Will Keep the Army in Control. BuiUiitiy. Wa»Mngton. Washington, June s.—ln spite of the rather misleading statements which Lava been given out, it may be plainly stated and without fear of successful contradic tion, that the President has changed his original plan for substituting civil for mil itary government in the Philippine islands. It was the intention of the administra tion to have civil authority alter July 1. It in now the plan to continue the suprem acy of the military regime umil congress rjtets. • When it is stated that the plans of the president for the establishment of civil administration will not be abandoned, only part of the truth is told. The civil sys tem of local self-government, will be orjrai Ued. In this regard the plans of the Taft commission will go forward, and it is even possible that Judge Taft will be invested with, the title of si*U governor; but particular care will be taken that this scheme of government is kept subordinate to the military arm. The islands are to be technically under military control and technically in a condition of war. Thus it is calculated the Philippine cases will be differentiated from the Porto Rican precedent. The levying of tariff will be justified as a military expedient. It Is upon this theory that administration lawyers rely rather than on the blanket au thority supplied by the Spoonor resolution. The resolution is regarded as suffi cient to cover the establishment of a general scheme of civil autonomy; but neither the attorney general :ior secretary of war feels any confidence that it includes power to levy tariffs. There is some doubt as to this, however, even under the technical continuance of military supremacy; and to provide for an adverse judgment by the court in the fall it is ihe purpose to sequester all Philippine receipts, so that'if necessary they may be returned to shippers. TO KEEP OUT A question which is giving the treasury BAD department much trouble since the de- IMMIGRANTS. cision of the insular cases by the supreme court, is how to keep undesirable immi grants out of this country if they try to come in through Porto Rico. Congress has not guarded this gate as carefully as it might. It made a sweeping provision that the statutory laws of the United States not locally inapplicable shall be operative in Porto Rico, and- that includes our general system of immigration laws; but no increase was made in the appro priation for the immigration service, di rectly applicable to Porto Rico, and the coast of that island is considerably ex posed if adventurous immigrants like the Chinese are bound to get in there. The supreme court's decision has thrown down all barriers between Porto Rico and the United States except such as con gress in its omnipotence may have raised by specific enactment; and, as congress has adopted no legislation restricting the immigration of persons from Porto Rico to the United States, it will be necessary only for the undesirable class of immi grants to get safely into the island in order to come to this country at pleas ure. To guard against this, an addition has been made to the personnel of the im migration service in Porto Rico, in order to keep out the proscribed classes there and also to watch carefully the departures from Porto Rico to the United States and notify our authorities here when suspi cious characters may be looked for. It will be necessary to take some sim ilar precautions in Cuba. There we have foreign territory to deal with, it is true; but the distance is so short and the traffic and travel are so constant between Cuba and the United States that a great deal SETTLING FOR Captain Mercer has reported to the In- TIMBER dian office that dead and down contrac- POACHING. tors have settled for green timber cut in Minnesota in all but three camps in the White Earth reservation. A rescale of the cut in these camps is now being made, and settlement will be effected at its conclusion. The reports so far received show that about $90,000 has been recov ered for green timber illegally cut, and the prospects are that the Indians will benefit to the extent of $100,000, as re ported by Th c Journal's commmis sioners, who investigated illegal cutting in the latter part of April. Indian Com missioner Jones said to-day that he did not seejiow any criminal action against contractors could be begun, now that they have settled for the green timber. The Indian office has in contemplation several changes in Indian school super intendents in Minnesota and other north western states which will be annonuced in the next two or three weeks. They will include transfers of some superin tendents to schools in the southwest and the bringing of southwestern men to the northwest. Officials refuse to divulge the Very Critical for Spain Madrid, June s.—The situation throughout Spain remains critical. Nominal tranquillity lias been restored at Ccrunna, but the Octroi offices are still occupied by gendarmes, and arrests routine to te made. A general strike is threatened owing to the refusal of om> factory to employ 300 workmen. The railway men have struck at Vigo, and anarchist excitement is rffe in Barcelona, where ihe "reds" met in defiance of the :i/il governor's prohibition, and passed secret resolutions. Senor Gamazeo, lcadei of the c ssfdeni liboialsr in an interview, characterized the crisis as an> exceedingly grave moment for Spain, adding: "The government must act with great energy with regard to the Catalan and separatist movement to prevent the evil f:om being irremediable." French Chinese Trade Booms Raw York Sun Sneofaf Serv/oa. Paris, June I.— -The minister of foreign affairs states that he . has received a cable message from China to the effect that Consul Francois, at Yunnan," has arrived at his « post and has been . reinstalled' under all the conditions exacted by France. The consul's-, reception by the Chinese \ officials and -the population was such as to completely assure the success of the various French industrial enterprises already commenced and in prospect in Yunnan province. - The importance of this "announcement may be better understood when it is realized that Yunnan province controls the route of trade for Canton and bars the route from India. Th". French activity to secure control of the Canton markets and thus enjoy a 'trade supremacy' in southern China has already deeply agitated the English commercial world, w' ich fears that France has designs on Canton. * lowa Heirs of the Murdered Rice Special to The Journal. v V . * . ./ • Charles City, lowa, June Mrs. Marie Schuler of Dcs Moines and Mrs. Fannie Partlow of Grinnell, sisters of the dead ; New Yorker, Rice, ] who It' Is supposed was -, murdered :by Attorney Patriot, assisted by Rice's valet, ; Charles Jones, : are trying to get possession of the Rice millions,'' ac they \_are' his > legal heirs. ■ Both the sisters are over 72 years old and ~ widows". Their lives have been spent in hard labor i.nd the'prctr.ect of living in affluence and almost rolling in wealth "\ is almost too much: for their comprehension. Their -identification of their * | brother, as the murdered millionaire was through ; pictures In the newspapers. ,-:. ■>, Mrs. Schuler in her'affidavit says her father was Peter Rice, a French Canadian, and ' that she was born in 1 t&c»ylvatiia, as was her brother. , There : were eleven children when; the family moved to Minnesota, where William lived until he was 21. ; She was able to describe in detail ■ several scars on his body and thinks she will have no trouble to prove her relaiion&Mp. . *,'••'^^j| j V * i As soon' as matters art; ready tbe two women,-^ with their attorney, will leave las. -, New York to press their claim,- » . . . ». names of officers who will change places because they are not determined upon, of smuggling of unlawful immigrants must be looked for through this channel. The immigration service of the treasury de partment has no jurisdiction over, or au thority in, Cuba, but one of the inspectors will be detailed in a few days to go there under the law which permits us to place inspectors of immigration in any foreign districts from which we have rea son to look for an injurious invasion. It is not believed that either Cuba or Porto Rico will be sought as a half-way house by paupers and distressed persons from southern Europe particularly as so many South American places of refuge are open to them at very little increased cost; for the expense of a trip to the West Indies and of residence there long enough, to warrant a successful further trip to the United States, will be practically pro hibitive as to these classes. But there are certain criminals and ex-convicts who are able to pay for a round-about journey if the circumlocution aids in covering their tracks; and the Chinese will go anywhere, endure any hardship, and pay almost any price for the privilege of reaching thi» land of gold. NOBLE SHIPS It is understood that shortly after th« DEGRADED. return of Secretary Long final disposi tion will be made of the old battleship Minnesota. Possibly she will be con verted into a barge and used along the coast to carry coal and refuse. This has been the fate of a number of old-time ves sels of her class and if she continues to be used at all, will probably be in the same service as this. The Tennessee, once the most formidable ship In the navy, the Powhatan, Iroquois and Swatara, all met this fate and are still being used as coal and garbage barges. —W. W. Jermane. Washington Small Talk. Controller of the Treasury Tracewell has decided that Dar S. Hall is not entitled to nis official compensation of $10 a day and $3 a day for subsistence for two days spent in traveling from the reservation to Ms home at the conclusion of his service last summer. Hall presented a claim for compensation from July 1 to 23, inclusive. July 22 and 23 wore spent in traveling home, and the con troller states that, under the law, that i 3 not performance of official duty for which compensation is provided by the law creating his office. Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota- Conger, Freeborn county, P. P. Flesch. Mon ■ tana—High-wood, Choteau county, H. J. Thatcher; Warwick, Choteau county Die drich Schulling. ' Rural fre delivery has been ordered estab lished at Maple Plain, July 1, and W. J. Painter has been appointed carrier. The star route to Lyndale is to be discontinued, and that office supplied by rural carrier. The salary of the postmaster at Hope, X. D., will be reduced from $1,100 to $1,000 from July 1. At Shelby, lowa, the postmaster's salary will go up from $1,000 to $1,100, and at Racine, Wis., from $3,600 to $3,700. Secretary Hitchcock has ordered patented to the Northern Pacific railroad company 74,143 acres of land in the limits of its grant in Montana.