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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1881. EDITORIAL KOTES. «äs |K i I 1 t ! ' .. ' V • i rf; 'li : i i "■ 'T t Mr. Rodgers, of Beaverhead, has intro duced a bill as a substitute for the bill to re peal the auti-striike law. Wholesale farming pays. Win. F. Dal rymple, the great grain raiser of Dacota, claims to have made a clear profit last year of $250,000 from his magnilicent farm near Far go. : Within the last fifteen years the govern ment has spent over $22,000,000 in watching and fighting Indians in the western states ai 1 territories, and still the Indian problem is not yet solved. Conger, the recently elected United State senator from Michigan, is an Ohio man. Some one has said: "It is better to be born in Ohio Ilian to be born rich " The assertion bids fair to pass into an aphorism. Dacota stands first.in the amount of rail roads built in 18S0, having constructed 680.85 miles. Texas is second, with (558.80 miles. Michigan built 288.75 miles divided among ten lines. So says the Portage Lake Milling Gazette. If the joint resolution reported by the house select committee pass the council,Mon tana will send a block of variegated jasper to Washington to be placed in the monument now being erected m honor of the "Father of our country." The Burlington Hawkeye thinks the north pole will never be reached until the govern ment will establish it into a new and inde pendent congressional district. Then look out for the rush. There are men in Ohio who would walk to it. The floods in California are producing an immense amount of damage, it is estimated there are about 3,500 square miles of the Sac ramento valley under water. The loss from the carrying awa ■ of houses, destruction of fences, drowning of stock audthe submerging of grain fields will be enormous. The bill to provide for the electiou of offi cers of Beaverhead county, and the bill for the better preservation of game, have passed both houses of the legislature. The bill to reduce the interest on county and territorial bonds, and the bill to prevent cruelty to ani mals will also become laws unless vetoed by the governor. The Hon. Harry Couiiy is justly compli mented by the press for the line scholarly and legal ability he displayed m revising the statutes of Montana. A more competent per son than Mr. Comly could not have been se lected to perform this arduous task. That he has performed it well will be no surmise to those who are acquainted with the gentle man. The council committee on towns and coun ties has report ed favorably upon a bill for the repeal of the act consolidating offices in Beaverhead county. This is a step in the right direction. The law has been from the first cons dered a measure of doubtful pro priety. Its trial for the past few years has demonstrated its impracticability in other counties besides Beaverhead. It asks and ex pects too much of the average man. As the territory settles other counties will be forced to appeal te the legislature for relief from its provisions. Preparations on a magnificent scale are be ing made for the inaugural ball. The work oftbe decoration of Pennsylvania avenue is now going on. Every endeavor L being made to make the ball the most successful occasion of the kind in the history of the country. In view of the immense expense attending the preparations, no complimentary tickets will be issued except to General and Mrs. Garfield. The escort of the President elect will consist of 20,(XX) militia and four teen companies of regular troops and marines. General Sherman will be grand marshal of the parade. Mr. and Mrs. Grant, President Hayes and lady, and General and Mis. Gar field will, previous to the ball, receive at Museum Hall. General Hancock has been favored with an invitation, and the gossip mongers predict that he will attend. Amid all this fuss and feathers General Garfield will skip into the presidential chair once oc cupied by the sedate Washington. The English parliament has a ready aud effectual means of disposing of a troublesome member or silencing the voice of a conten tious minority. They are a vast improve ment over the methods adopted by the Sparkses and Weavers of the American con gress to hush the voice of an opponent. The modus operandi is very simple. The speaker names an individual who persists in being beard, whereupon Gladstone moves that the offending member be suspended. The mo tion is carried by an overwhelming majority. A sergeant-at-arms stands conveniently at band to enforce the decree of the house. This he does by leading or dragging out the obstinate member. This mode of procedure simplifies matters amazingly. The other day 27 home rulers were invited to take a walk out of the Euglish house of commons. At j they refused to take the prescribed exercise j without assistance, the sergeant-at-arms gen- i erously afforded the same by placing his burly form behind that of the unwilling home j iuler and walking out with him. Those | home rulers preler to worn in the lead. On : the occasion referred to several of them in- ! sisted OD being accompanied bv five or six 1 ■Distants. In every instance their wishes ! were gratified. After this pastime had been indulged in for some time the business of the house was resumed without interruption. - Majorities in legislative-bodies on this side of the water may learn a lesson in this rather ! novel way of overcoming factious minorities. At Washington when a minority, by refusing to vote, can prevent a quorum of the house, they become masters of the situation, and thus obstruct legislation. America is sadly behind the times. 1 j j i j | : ! 1 ! - ! THE EIRE TAX. A few days ago the Minkii referred to a bill introduced in the house by Mr. Houser entitled an act to provide for the support and maintenance of the Butte fire department. The Miner, in common with many citizens of Butte, was under the impression the bill repealed that part of the act of 1879 incor porating the City of Butte which conferred on the city authorities |the power to levy and collect a tax for the support of the lire de partment. This is a mistake. From infor mation just received from the capital we learn that the bill repeals the old act of 1877. which authorizes the couuty commissioners of Deer Lodge county to levy a special tax on the assessable property of the town of Butte for the support and maintenance of its fire department. Mr. DeWolfe, who informs us in regard to the purposes and intents of the repealing act, says: "The act in question was passed in 1877, before Butte was char tered, and at the time it was passed was, no doubt, a wise and beneficial law, but its pro visions ate virtually suspended, at all events rendered unnecessary by the act incorporat ing the city of Butte, conferring on the oily full control over the subject matter of the law. See sec. 1(5 of art. 5 of the act incor porating the town of Butte." Mr. DeWolfe adus: "1 can perceive no good reason for the county collecting and the county commission ers distributing a fund which is purely local, and which can be more wisely aud advauta - eously applied by the local authorities of the city. These, I am authorized by Mr. Houser to state, were the considerations which led him to introduce the bill, and the same mo tives ltd the other members directly interest ed in the welfare of Butte to sustain the act ot repeal." This explanation should satisfy the people of Butte that the action of their able representatives in supporting the bill in question was prompted by no feelings of hos tility to or lack of interest in their fire de partment, but by their desire to see the mat ter of the fire tax relegated to the eily author ities. We believe air citizens will, in view of the above explanation, heartily indorse Mr. Houser's action. THE SHIP RAILWAY. Capt. Eads has a fair prospect of consum mating his favorite project of constructing a, ship railway across the isthmus. The house select committee to which the matter was re ferred lias reported by a bill the main features of which are as follows : The company shall be authorized to issue stock loan amount not to exceed $75,000,000 ; that the government shall guarantee the payment of semi-annual dividends of not less than 3 per cent on the par value of $50,000,000 of stocks ; that the guarantee shall not take effect until the prac ticability of the road shall be demonstrated in its ability to transport a vessel ten miles of not less than 2,000 tons, at the rate of 3 miles per hour; during the continuance of the guarantee the company shall not mort gage the road ; that tire guarantee shall at tach to eacli additional $5,000,000 of stock upon each successful experiment up to the maximum of $59,000,000 ; that in considera tion of this guarantee the government shall transport a.'l government vessels, troops, mails and officials and transmit upou its telegraph lines aii government messages free of charge; that the government reserves the light to con tract tolls and charges, to fix rates aud tolls and to discriminate in favor of vessels belong ing to citizens of the United States or Mexi co ; that the commerce of Mexico shall enjoy the same rights and immunities as that ofthe United States ; that the company shall not transport any vessels of war belonging to any nation at war with the United Statesor Mexi co, and limits the liability of shareholders to the amount of capital stock subscribed hv them. The advantages claimed fir this railway over the Fauama canal are that it will he un der the direct control of the United States government, and the sanctity of the Monroe doctrine will thus remain iniact, and that one of its terminal points will be in waters over which the United States can easily assume entire '"ntrol. This latter advaniage would be, in case of a war with a foreign power, of inestimable value to the goverment. Captain Eads is sanguine of the practica bility of the railroad. The government is not asked to guarani ee the payment of the interest of the money invested until this is demonstrated, which fact may he taken as a measure of his confidence in the project. Captain Eads' success with the jetties of the Mississippi river will he considered by the world as a sufficient guarantee that this ship railway scheme 19 neither visionary nor im practicable. Our exchanges without hardly an excep tion, are very severe in their criticisms of Mr. Blaine's steamship subsidy hill, which he has recently introduced in the senate. The X. Y. Commersial Bulletin , (Rep.,) in commenting upon it, remarks : "In Mr. Blaine's subsidy bill it is provided that the steamships shall not only be made of American material, and commanded by native Americans, but that two-thirds of the crews shall be Americans also. It is astonishing that while the dis tinguished senator from Maine was about it he did not also provide that the steamers should carry no foreign passengers, no loreign merchandise, no foreign mails, and should not enter foreign waters. What is the use of making half-way work about it ? If 4he ex clusive principle is good lor anything, it is good for everything. Proposed legislation of this character at this late stage of the world's civilization ought to bring the blush to the face of even a Hottentot." This is plain talk by a recognized leader among republican journals about the next secretary of state of this great nation. Mr. Blaine's statesman ship may, in view of the above estimate placed upon it by his parly paper, be rated as far below the average. . The expenditures on tlie Brooklyn bridge since its commencement are over $12,000,000. HE HEXT ARPORTIQHMEHT. If the basis under the recent census be one member of congress to every 170,000 of popu lation it will increase the number of repre sentatives from 293 to 311. The democrats in congress prefer to let the present apportion ment of 130,(X)0 to a member remain. If this be done the membership of the house will be increased to 311. By allowing one member to 130,000 inhabitants, and one member for a fraction of over one-lialf, the southern and western states would gain largely and the northern states about hold their own, if they did not lose. Politically the republican stales would lose four and gain nine members, while tile democratic states would lose none and gain thirteen, if the membership be apportioned upon the, dividing line of 319 as a portion of the committee proposed, the re publican states would lose three and gain fourteen, aud the democrats would lose none and gain fifteen. Under an apportionment of 301 members the republican states would lose eight and gain nine members, while the democratic stales would lose two and gain It is quite evident that one of these schemes will be adopted. Either will be advantageous to the democracy, for republican states fre quently send democratic representatives to congi'. ss, while it is seldom that democratic states elect republicans as their states are now districted. If the apportionment, he made at this session upon either of the above liases the democrats may safely count upon having a majority in the lower house of congress two years lienee. But the republicans, we are told, will oppose every scheme but that formed on a basis of 311 member, which gives the democratic states a total gain of only four more than the gain of republican states. There appears, however, to he a disposition on the part of the republicans to postpone tlie whole matter until the next session. Of couise the democrats will oppose this, for the next house, which will b- republican, ma> propose another scheme whereby their party may be the gainer. In tlie absence of a house rule as eflective as that of tlie British house of couinions we look lo see the repub lican minority force the apportionment bill over to the attention of the next congress. THE CHINESE SIX COUCAM! *. The authorities of San Francisco seem to be determined to break up that species of blackmailing to which tlie Chinese six com panies of that city subject tlie Chinamen of the country. For years it lias been tlie cus tom of these companies lo allow 110 China man to leave for China without a receipt trom one of tlie companies that he was clear of debt and liai! paid all his dues. The six companies had made an arrangement with the Pacific Mail and Occidental steamship companies whereby no Chinaman could se cure a passage to iiis homo w ithout' showing this receipt. To head off this little game tlie California legislature last winter enacted a law making it a misdemeanor for any steam ship company to refuse passage to any person who paid his fare. Some few Cinnamon were intelligent enough to comprehend Un meaning of the law, and possessed sufficient courage to avail themselves of tlie opportu nity it afforded them for leaving the country without paying unjust tribute to some one of the Chinese six companies ; but those from tlie interior were generally bulldnsed into complying willi the demands of the compa nies. To counteract this the chief of police issued a circular in Chinese,which «as posted up 111 every Chinese camp on the coast, notify ing those who wanted to return to China that they could go by simply purchasing their tickets, aud that the public would protect them from the six companies. These com panies, not to be ouuloue in the circular business, circulated a counter-statement to the effect tiiat. anyone attempting to leave without paying his dues would be arrested, and if he lost his baggage or money he could blauie no one but himself. The authorities have arrested tlie Chinaman who printed the companies' circular. Thus the matter stands at present. To escape the espionage of the powerful and wealthy six companies at San Francisco the average Chinaman is compelled to resort to scientific dodging when lie wishes to visit the land of his fathers. It is through these companies the Pacific coast is overrun witli the hordes of coolies I liât are taking the bread from the families of its workingmen, and it would only he in harmony with the eternal fitness of things if they were made to suffer pecuniarily for the untold misery they have brought upon the women and children ofthe Pacific stales and terirtories. PANNED. H. B. No. 6 lias passed the council with an amendment that requires the present county officers to give bonds and qualify as required by law, and hold their offices until the next general election. They are in all respects made ex-officio officers of Silver Bow county and required to establish offices in But'.e. If this amendment be concurred in by the house, and receives the governor's signature, Silver Bow county becomes an accomplished fact. We believe that Messrs. J. Ross Clark, Lee W. Foster, and YY 111 . Jack are by the provisions of the bill made county commis sioners for tlie new county. Tlie amend ment takes from Silver Bow couuty the power to elect its county officers for the next two years, aud gives it to the present old county officers. It saves tlie expense of an election in the new county, but will proba bly disappoint a lew good-natured gentlemen who would willingly sacrifice themselves to serve the county in the «offices, which under the amendment are at the d sposa) of Messrs. Lou P. Smith, McAndrews, Coleman et ai. That's all there is about it. Heavy storms have Deen prevailing in the southern states. Several washouts have oc curred on the Mobile and Montgomery rail road, and trains are suspended. The wires are down nearly everywhere. I j j j , ! ■ ! : ! I , On the 8th inst. 148 deaths occurred in New York city from small pox, nearly dou ble the average number. The disease ap pears to be unusally virulent in the cast. Late advices from Xew Orleans state that tlie breaks in the canal levees have been closed, butt'-at the water is still rising and is within four squares of Claybourne street. The lower house of congress did but little 011 the 8th inst. besides listening to eulogies of the late Congressman Farr, of New llamp shire, which were delivered by Briggs, Hill, Ray, Bland, Bowman, Updograff, Shellabar ger, Blake ami Slierwin, after which it nd jou rued. The Denver Republican says, "It is now learned that the Oliver that tlie Cameron's are running 'or United States Senator, is not the widow." We presume not. The widow Oliver gave tlie old gentlemen such a close game a year or two ago, that, it appears to have destroyed his appetite fur running her. Only eight days are before the legislature 111 which it must finish its labors. A large amount of business is still on its hands. L T p to the 8th inst. 74 hills had been introduced in the house and32 111 the council. Some of these bilis will undoubtedly sleep the sleep that knows no awakening, as it seems impos sible that due consideration can he given to all that are now in the hands of the several committees within tlie remaining days of the session. The commerc al method in politics seems lo he favorably considered by the Atlanta Constitution. Thai journal, in a recent is sue, refers to tlie matter in the following words: "Our relations to the public liavo im pressed us with tlie fact that the people of Georgia—and of the south, for the matter of that— aie heartily tired of the old sectional feuds and controversies that have been kept alive since the reconstruction period by tlie iiiipracticables of both sections. In fine, tlie people are in favor of what some of our pro testing friends sarcastically call tlie commer cial method in politics: for polilics that do not bear an intimate, a definite and an un mistakable relation to tlie commercial and business interests of tlie country—lo the prosperity and development of the state, the section and the republic—are worth neither consideration nor discussion." Tlie Consti tution is emphatically conservative. .niNIXU DEIIHIN. The San Francisco Chronicle, in refer ring to the debris question now before the California legislature, uses the following lan guage : "The most singular anomaly in leg islation is tlie advocates of the hydraulic mining. They virtually say : 'We know that hydraulic mining is filling your streams, so that Ihey cannot be confined within their banks, and that immens:; damages have re sulted. and are constantly occurring in conse quence of the prosecution of this particular business. ' Of course we, (the. hydraulic miners) are the only gainers, and tlie poor devils ot farmers are heavy losers. YY T e are sorry for tlie farmers and realiy think that something ought to be done for . . and therefore we favor a law by which tlie whole state will be called upon to pay about $20, 000,900 to allow us to go 011 with our work of destruct ion.' This is not strained, and represents the position of the debris men accurately." The Chronicle lias evidently forgotten that it was the mining, and not the agricultural interests, that induced tlie early settlement of that state ; that for years all other inter ests were subordinate to that of mining ; that in the years '49 and '50, when the streams of that state were perfectly free from mining detritus, tlie flood extended over as great an area of country as tlie present one does, and that tlie floods of'52 and '53 and '00 and' 'til, did incalculable damage in nearly every val ley, at which times hydraulic mining had not been carried on to an extent sufficient to fill to any very perceptible degree, tlie beds of streams witli detritus from the mountains. YVe say it must have forgotten these facts, it would not assume the position it does upon the question. it is clear to every one who has lived In California, that whether hydraulic mining he continued or discontinued, nothing can save tlie Sacramento and other valleys of that state from periodical overflows but a system of substantia! levees lining the banks of tlie rivers. YVlnther they shall be built by counties or by the state, is a question for its legislature to decide,but that they must, he bull t in order to save the finest of its agricultural lands from destruction is an indisputable fact' In all mountainous countries in which snows fall to a great depth, overflows of their streams will occur and their valleys will he Inundated. Montana is no exception to this rule as the periodical submergence of some of its valleys testifies. Sooner or later its fanners will be forced to meet tlie same question with which the lariuers of Califor nia aie now wrestling. It is only aquestiou of time when they will he confronted with it. Hydraulic mining is only in its infancy in I this country. T tie rtf are thousands of acres j of placer mining ground in the territory that j only await the advent of capital to convey j water upon them from our rivers. YVhen this shall Be done millions of cubic yards of sand, "siickens" and "slums" will be dis charged into tlie Beds of our streams to the great detriment of the lands upon their bord ers. There' ate only ; wo ways to successfully , meet the threatened evil. One is by control ! ling the detritus by cribs and dams and thus ■ preventing it from entering streams and ! the other is, by confining it within the streams : when once liiere, by a system of levees. A little judicious legislation at the present time ! may save much litigation and destruction of valuable property in the future. I London, Feb. 7.—The ship Brewer was , wrecked a* Shetland Islands and 13 of the crew drowned, and seven saved. j j j : i ■ [Speolal to the Miner. I LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS« Twelfth Regular Session. noi'HE— T weuij.Sevenib Day. t A of AFTERNOON SESSION. Beach moved that the house proceed wtyli the regular order of business; carried. Kennedy moved to recall from the commit tee 011 ways and means II B 42, in relation to county printing, aud refer it to the committee of the whole. Beach protested against the imputation that the committee desired to smother the bill. Houser spoke to the same effect, but was willing that tlie bill should be recalled. The motion was ruled out of order. The committee 011 roads and highways re ported II Bs 48 and 39, with an amendment to the latter; adopted. Tlie judiciary committee reported II B 35, concerning chattel mortgages, with amend ments; adopted. The committee on grazing and stock grow ing reported U B 40, concerning diseased sheep, with amendments; adopted. The committee on education and labor re ported H B 45, a Sunday law, the majority [Rodgers and Pärchen] recommending that it be referred to the committee of the whole, and the minority [Clem] recommending cer tain amendments. Cullen moved to lay the bill with the re ports on the table; lost, 9 to 11. Clem inoVed that the bill be referred to the committee of the whole ; adopted. Tlie committee on territorial affairs report ed H B 44, to amend the law concerning licenses, with a recommendation that it do not pass; adopted. Also U B 47, to repeal section 722 of the revised statutes, with a recommendation that t do pass ; referred to t he committee of the whole. The speaker announced that the secretary of the territory refused to print the proposals of the publishers concerning the text hook bill. The select committee ou U B 57, to refund the 15 per cent, bonds of Missoula county, reported it back with a recommendation that it do pass ; adopted. The select, committee 011 the communica tion concerning tlie Washington monument reported a joint resolution providing for a commission to procure and forward a block of variegated jasper; adopted. Notice of hills : Powers, to refund the outstanding indebt edness of Meagher county. Garioek, for the relief of Thus. II. Irvine. Cullen, relating to tiie oliicial survey ofthe town site of Helena. Beach, to establish fees of district attorneys. Sedman, to amend section 11,350 of tin. re vised statutes. C 11 15, to repeal an act concerning dower, was referred to the judiciary committee. O B 17, to provide for the acknowledge ment of power of attorney and conveyances by parties residing outside of the jurisdiction of the United .Slates, was referred to the judiciary committee. The council amendments to 11 B 7, to es tablish tlie fees of sheriffs for tlie board of prisoners were read and concurred in. C J M 1, for tlie removal of Spokane falls so as to permit the passage of salmon into Clark's Fork, was referred. Bills introduced : By Sedman. Il B 59, a bill for an act in re lation to ties. It amended tlie law for the protection of sub contractors ; referred to tlie judiciary committee. By Beach, II B 0t). a bill for an act defining and punishing swindling and fraudulent de vices. It is designed to prevent three card monte, the strap game, lotteries etc.; referred to the judiciary committee. By Rodgers, II B 01, a bill for an act con cerning sections IDS, 199, 200, 201 aud 202 of the revised statutes. It is tlie caucus substi tute for the bill to repeal the anti-strike law. Blake offered an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting a section repealing the sections named. DeYVolte moved to refer to the judiciary committee. Blake opposed the motion. The subject matter of the bill had been before the home since the beginning of tlie session, and mem- I bers were ready to vote. The motion to refer prevailed by the fol lowing vote : Ays—Beach, Chambers, Cor bly, Cullen, Davis, DeYVolfe, Eastman, Gar lock, Hanley, Houser, Humber, Pärchen, Rodgers, Stedman, Wilson and Mr. .Speaker 10. Noes—Bell, Blake, Clem, Ilarriimton I ... o > Powers, Sedman—0. Bills introduced : By Beach, II B 02, a bill for an act to pro vide for tlie redemption of the outstanding debt of Lewis and Clarke county; referred to the delegation from that county. By Donnelly, II B 03, a hill for an act to repeal . rt 13 of the 5th division of the re vised statutes; referred to a select committee consisting of Corbly, Powers, Kennedy, Chambers and YY'ilsuli. Adjourned. «'OTAI IL—Twenty - Alii! ■■ Day. MORNING SESSION. Mitchell, from the committee on towns anil counties, reported back II B 30, an act con cerning the term of office of county commis sioners, with the recommendation that it do pass. Cardwell, from the committee on elections, 1 reported C B 28, an act to amend see 54« 0 f cli 21 oi tlie general eleclion laws, with "tlie j recommendation that it pass. j Hundley, from select committee appointed j in accordance with C C R 3, reported that the : committee had employed Mr. J. YV. Eddy to examine tlie books and accounts of the terri i torial auditor and treasurer; that Mr. Eddy ■ had examined the hooks of said officers and I , that in the opinion of the committee t| ties of territorial auditor and treasure) been efficiently and faithfully perform« report was received and the committ« charged. H B 33, an act concerning the jurist of courts in criminal cases, was read and referred to the judiciary commitie II B 30, an act to repeal an act for thi port of the Butte fire brigade, iras read and referred to the members from Deer county. H B 53, a bill for an act to establig fees of the clerk of the supreme cow read twice and referred to the judiciary mitten. U B 5, a bill for an act defining the cations of jurors, was read a third tin passed, Browne, Kerley and Mitchell in the negative. H B 32, a bill for an act concerna official term of justices and constable! read the -third time and passed C B 5, an act concerning costs in c criminal cases, was read the third time, Ford said he was not sufficiently info to N vote intelligently upon the bill and to be excused. Hays objected. The question was then put to a vote council and Ford was excused. The bill was then passed, Aiken, Bn Hundley, Morris and Mr. President aye; Caldwell, Hays, Kerley aud Mi voting no. C B 8, an act to prohibit the sale or opium, was read a third time and passe C B 10, an act regulating the Montan library, was read a third time and passt A communication was read from Lire | nor, transmitting a proposition from Power to place a steamboat on the Mit river above tlie falls. The communii was ordered printed. C B 14, an act to provide for the ele of officers in Beaverhead county was third time aud passed. C B 24, an act concerning game was third time and passed. Recess. AFTERNOON SF.8SION. The president signed the following C B 3, an act to reduce the interest on ty and territorial bonds; II B 9, an act to vent cruelty to domestic animals. Ilays moved that O B 26, an act to ei the boundaries of Gallatin county, be from the committee of the whole ami upon its final passage ; carried. The bill then passed by 11 unanimous and was signed by the president of tlie oil. The council went into committee whole, Hundley in the chair. C li 27, an act to enable the citize Jefferson lo vote upon the proposais changing the county seat and for other poses, was read by sections and adopted, II B 36, a bill for an act concerning tenu of office of county commissioners read. Kerley from the enrollment committee ported that H B 3 and II B 9 liad been sented lo the governor for his signature. Adjourned till to-morrow at 10 a. m. Is HOl'NE—Tiveuly-Kluth Day. MORNING SESSION II li 30, concerning the exemption of men from jury duty, was read a third Pärchen opposed its passage. Firemei eeive no compensation and the freedom now enjoy is 110 more than just. DeYVolfe supported tlie bill. Harringtonspoke in opposition and Par continued tlie debate in the same behalf. Blake moved to amend so as to exemp foreman, one fireman, one engineer and clerk of any organized fire company. Pärchen was opposed to the amend men cause it does not include active fireinefi. The amendment was adopted and the ordered engrossed. II B 39, to amend section 1077 of the division of the revised statutes, was pass ayes 20, noes 3 It defines tlie duties and limits the con sation of road supervisors. 11 B 40, concerning descased sheep passed—Bell and Clem voting in tlie peg* The house went into committee oi whole, Blake in the chair and resume« nsiilcratioa of U B 24, relative to Adjourned. AFTERNOON SESSION. A communication was received from governor, transmitting a communia from T. C. Power, proposing to buih I ''Uigate a steamboat above the Great Fa tlie Missouri to a point opposite Helen further, on condition th >t tlie territory pay him $10,000 when the boat is laun and $10,000 when it reaches Stubbs' « referred to a select committee consist!« Stedman, Pärchen, Kennedy, Humber Harrington. H I I> 21, concerning sinking funds and f faxes, was passed. tain taxes, was passed H II 50, to amend secs 127, 128 and the 5th division of the revised statutes passed. Tlie committee on towns and countie* ported II B 55, to prevent live stock tunning at large iu towns and cities,» substitute. The substitute applied oui j places having 300 inhabitants and ove™ stead of 00; adopted. L B 12, to repeal the license require assayers, was reported, with the recoup" alioti that it pass. f lie committee on education and lai») 1 „,1 „ ,, ' 10 ' t0 enable lUe peoplH ° f î**"} 0 er6Cl a 86,1001 ,10,lse > with Uie W 11611 atlCm t «*M it pa pass. 1 he committee on territorial affairs re ed C J Ml, with reference to Spokane with amendment; report adopted. ilie judiciary committee reported II defining ami punishing swindling anil f" ulent devices, with a recommendation tS pass. li