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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
: 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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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.

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
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.
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
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.

[Speolal to the Miner. I
Twelfth Regular Session.
noi'HE— T weuij.Sevenib Day.
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
The speaker announced that the secretary
of the territory refused to print the proposals
of the publishers concerning the text hook
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
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.
«'OTAI IL—Twenty - Alii! ■■ Day.
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
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«
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
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
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.
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
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.
HOl'NE—Tiveuly-Kluth Day.
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
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
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
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
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

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