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\Y, uv « :\ « • in orrasiontil letter making «'ti ,!iirir^ :;•> to what assurance there is. if tin* |.. approve tin» ranital law At tin 1 polls, that the nturns will not In? manipulai ('<1 ar m'îvIiu- t * former precedent. Wo feel satis •h 1 that tliL matter will not 1 m* ivpoatotl. Wo I, i\ «* < ««nfiden« ••* in tl»o Integrity <>t the G«»v «itior. M ; ; r *» h : * ! a ml Se«'retary ami that I hoy ■aouM ti"' a'lon «tn li a p i tormam r to su < Ihn* i- turtln f «ssttl.ui« o: %•» V« » «Irllitinif r« rtniu oUVm%«*« ihi'fi** in ii:aiii«*«l iiimI |»ro% Mlliitf a pimoii iii«*iii itii'ri'lwr. /; , * . r ,/.,/ i / . ivli't 1 «A* uhlfj uf I. rrit ... >•/ M-»i " . j. ft ;.i:\ por-on v-ithinthi» lVniviv. . v • 1* « ti. it «lion tin* «fUO'tion «»1 tho . t : i __ « * « • ! tho io, ation «it tin* seat of g«i\er:i n nt i" liv law *ui)iui'tcd to the oUrtors for n :t iippio'.il <>r roj**«*tion. "Lall offer to voto ki:"« log tli. » In* i»> not ipialitiod so ?•* \ . t*' :!< • '! ling t<< t!i** 11\\ now in fotve «1«* tilting tl;«' • .'inlilr atMHis **! «•lr*'t«»rs in thi* I ' l l it**t \ "i who shall have v*»t«*»l oil«*** be i"tv at vat <1 •l«*ti**n t! kt«*ui: tin* (uTsott or J» 1 T>< ill" *«< > «'Hi ring to \ot*' tin iron—^whether i*i" x• i- r«*« * iv«\l «>r i «* j« , « J« , «l—shall 1»«* 1( * in«*« 1 til? y ot a inivU'innniior, ami being * 1 1» t * **t * h nvn tnl "hall In* punished by u fill«* ; i. loss Unto «*».« lain !: ' ' " m< •* than in thousand dollars, and by imprisonment :iot h »st banonom»r mon* than twolvo months, . ; I lh** disi rotion of tin* t'ourt. <<•.■. J. It any jiulgo or olork of olootion, . ! « « ointy olork or ooinmissionor. or any other • •tlii or « •: poi"on ehurged by tin* laws now in t'oroo with any duty at snob olootion, shall kn *v\ ingly loooivo tin* voto of any person not nualitiod to voto at Mioh olootion. or shall niako any forged, f ils«* nr fraudulent returns, ■I "Inti! tlu roaftor alter any true return, or nilluliv nii"iount. oluingi*. alter or vary an y poll h.»ok list, vote or return, or shall certify to am fa*-! not true, or shall do any other thim; whatever to defeat the actual and true return and count of all lawful votes east on «hat (psc'iiou and eause other than such law ful \otov or "hall do or perform any art what I'U'i-with tin* intent and for the pnrpose of pi oeni ing any other person to make any false tit mi-, or count, or certificate, every such |h I "on vo idTemling shall he deemed guilty of a felony, and being thereof convicted shall be punkhcd by imprisonment in tin* Territorial penitentiary not less than one year nor more than thn *■ y< ars, and shall Ik* forever there at!* r incapable of holding any office of trust, honor or profit in the Territory of Montana. Sat. This ad shall take effect and be in on e from and after it passage. Approved. February 12, 1874. •« V» 1 . 0 « ATIOX OB'Tin: CAPITA».. \im, !c- ii ji"k th'- »alitor ut tin- t'orrur. in at » c.'lii »*»»••. » ! »t - tin* ir«-o>:ra|»liii*al p«H>ifi«m of ll»-i«**iu. or Hi»* I lift i •» ' I : • • " « a'< nlat«*«l I»» il.v.tup th»* ivsouree« of th« . mu I try. point t-* tlml pin*«* H*» tin- proper one for even I I : « * t»'iup»irarv io«-»ti«»n of the Capital.— Mtuliyoiiüt/i. We answer, « ithout hesitation or mental u'"i-i vation. that tlu*y do. Helena is by far uore nearly the geograpnical center of the Icnitorv than Virginia, and is unipiestion ibl\ tA. centre of our present imputation and that which will In* added thereto for years to .•.»tue. -Tin* inthtencescalculated to develop tu-- r« "oarci " >>t the eountry point " to Helena, \ it It a "iiitiifteani *• that cannot be unobserved i,r deui'-o e\ Hi by the superlieial editor *»f tin* t/ »./Y," as possessing the greatest local iniluenci " we have, which are almost four tilths of the capita! in tin* Territory, and a • ••ine."ponding amonn* of its business. We an* surprised that, the Madwoman "li<*u!«l - ! , iing forward tin* ipiostion of geo graphical position. « li«-n it is a well known i;i* t that Virginia is I*x*ated upon the confines «•1 the Territory, which v as lopped off of Idaho since its settlement, whilst Helena is almost centrally situated: and what has Vir ginia don«» in tin* past to develop the resourc <•" of our country as compared with Helena.-' What i< she able to do in the future? Uapi tal, energy and public spirit are the elements necessary* to that end. Do the inhabitants of Virginia possess either of these elements.'' No! if they did, would they use them for tnat object? Let the history of the past ten \i irs an*wv»*r that question. Its answer is outuiued in, and irresistibly and forcibly gi% < u t»y. I rapidly decaying town, the natur al decline of whi* li cannot be stayed by the ingenious mLrcproscntations of its newspa p«TS. Have th- capitalists and business men of Virginta ( itv ever exhibited any enterprise ven t«i keep their own town from going to the dogs? Millions of dollars of gold have been taken from the rich deposits of Alder gulch, the major portion of which went into • In* coffers of the bankers and business men ,.f that plai e. Was it used to develop the magnificent resources at their very doors, « hieb would have jierpetuated and made gnat their town? The vacant and dilapi dated buildings, constituting one-half of the • nice brilliant gciu of the mountains, the Social City" of Monlaua, give a more p<> :.»nt negative than we could use. It has been their principle to get all the money thev could and hold it, and as soon as the town com menced to "weaken," as the inevitable result >f that system, these cormorants gathered to •ther their effects and followed the money they had made from the permanent settlers which thev had already invested in the East. V lew of her old citizens, who have made heir monov in the place, have stood nobly by Virginia and prolonged her existence a few years at least. On the other hand, let us take a look at Helena. Her business men have not only kept their money in the Territory, but drawn • onsiderable capital from the East, which has been freely used to develop our resources, and in building up a permanent and flourish ing metropolis. Three times the fire fiend has laid her in ashes, but the enterprise of her citizens was equal to the emergency, and *a< It time she has arisen from smouldering ruin*« more fieautifnl and substantial than ever. The influence of her capital extends to every mining camp and agricultural hamlet on the Territory, where it is used for the de velopement of our country. Her capital has been used by millions for that purpose, and .t has not been confined to her immediate vicinity, but has sought investment in every «ectiou of Montana. In the mining camps surrounding Helena may be seen vast and expensive machinery used for mining pur* (loses : the clatter of her machine shops, re duction works and quartz mills may be hear»!, and flve more quartz mills will be erected this summer near that place to work the rich ores from the mines on Ten Mile. In all candor, we can assure the editor of the M*nli*onian that we, in common with the majority of the voters in Gallatin county, consider the geographical position of Helena and lier ability and disposition to develop our country, pre-eminently pointing to that place I he Capital of Montana until a more desir able place shall lie found.—f turner. a* ^— A Trip on the Josephine. t ram HiNntmrrk to Benton—»even Dar* to Cnrroll—The lautest Time on Kec or*—The Fontanelle Pneaed—Wnrp^ inn over Dnnphm'e Rapide— «rant tinrvh, the prent üllwaeuri Hiver stt earn bent tapiain-The Far Writ en route to Menton—Ono Vllllion Dol lar* Xeedrd for the liaprovemeat ef the Ipper .tllaeourl—The Keener y Be tween uunphin'a Itnptda and Henton The Josephine*» I'amenfrr l.lat—The Indiana and the Comet-.arrival at Fort Benton* STF.AMKK JoHKPlliXK, » Daipiiix Kapips. July 17, 1*71.» To tlw* Krtitur of th«* floral«!. Heing impressed with the Aolion that a few items **f river news will prove «if interest to your readers, I assume a p«isition immediate ly over tii»* boilers of the Josephine to har ness them up in my own style for print. The Josephine eleared front Bismarck jast ten days «go this evening. She encountered much ba«l river, but she made the run from there to Carrol! in seven «lays and fourteen lwmrs—the bes! time «>n re«*ord. We have been detained h«*r«* nearly all «lay, warping over th«* rapids. And this business of "warp ing" is, perhaps as provoking as«*diting a ter ritorial newspaper during a snow blockade. F«*r an illustration: Did you ever drive a pig? If you did, you will rememlier what an al most irresistible desire you had to break that pig s back, anil to punch some small Imy's head who attempted to !k>ss the job. Well, this is just about the fix wc are all in now. The passengers are impatient 1 avalise th«*y have an idea that « Missouri river steamboat ought to make railroad time, anil the officers ami crew an* hostile because such a notion is entertained. Hut it is ever thus in every stage, from youth to hoary age. lienee, I will not occupy space t«> describe hmv the Captain smashes up "sounding sticks, and how many men are employed in manufactur ing n«*w t»n«*". «*t*\. you « an imagine all that to suit yourself. The steamer Foutenelle left Bismarck 2-1 hours ahead «>f us, plying almost light,but we pieki'd lier up 150 miles below Buford and measured her length in about t«-n minutes. She was sent out by Commodore Braithwaite to gobble the large freight and passenger trip awaiting us at Fort Benton, ami thus estab lish ii reputation for the Kountz line of steam ers. But she will not see Benton agaiu this season. Tiie Josephine, which can run on much h*."S water îluiK any other craft oil th<? river. L having a mighty tough time of it. She tUs«*liargcd about 75 tons of «v>rn at the foot of Grand Island, 225 miles below Ben ton, ami she has been obliged to pull over many r.ipiils where there were scant two and a half feet of water on over 100 tons of freight and draws two feet three inch es forward. T«> a land lubber like the sub scriber it seems like an utter impossibility to ascend these rapids- but Gen. Gibbon, who is a passenger by the Josephine, has a stand ing wager that she goes to Benton—because Grant Marsh said so, even if it is nci essary to take lier there one plank at a time. I desire to remark, in an incidental way, that we all coincide in tiie General's opinion. There is but on«* genuine Missouri river captain on the old Muddy t«»-«lay, and lie presides over the destiny of tiie Josephine. When other cap tains arc in the embrace of Morpheus, with their earth-born turbulence all forgot, lie is crawling through the darkness towards them or away from them, as the case may be. We met the Katie P. Kountz opposite the Round Butte, crosswise of the river and hard aground, with a strong wind to contend with. This was her second misfortune. A couple of days before she swung around and was obliged to lighten in order to get off. She was loaded with cattle for Fort Buford. Un loading liv«* stock front a position in the mid dle of the river aint much fun to a river man. The Far West, of the Coulson line, is now on her way to Benton, but she will probably not get further than Cow Island. The Jose phine has another cargo at Bismarck for Benton, but site will deliver it at Cow Island and wind up the business for the present sea In connection with my river items I would suggest to you newspaper men of Montana, who shape the destinies of the country, a good subject for an occasional leatler—*'Mis souri River Improvement" An appropri ation of $1,000,000, properly expended in re moving rocks from a few rapids and con structing a few wing dams to concentrate the water, would enable the steamboats to trans port fall stocks of goods to your merchants, at rates much reduced below even spring rates. These improvements are only needed above Grand Island, and they can be easily made. The channel never changes above that point. Sec that your Delegate in Con gress works this matter np a little. Game has been quite plenty on the river this trip. We have had our ice box full of wild meats. . , . The scenery on the upper Missouri, between Dauphin Rapids and Fort Benton, is unique in the extreme. I do not remember of ever seeing a description of it in print. Perhaps, because no correspondent who has looked upon it felt himself competent to describe it. There are thousands of imposing rocks, standing alone In pairs, in clusters, in crowds, and in confusion, a thousand feet above the river bed and at the water s edge. They are ef every conceivable shape and color. One of these rocks has a remarkable resemblance to an ocean steamship, and it Is called Steam boat Rock. For ten nü*«*» runningpnrallel with the river, some distance above Drowned Man s Rapids, there U a high ® ,0 " C ^ L The stones look like immense moulded brick, excepting that they are of à d*rk coin. 1» many places the- wall has tumbled down, showing the perpendicular and lateral seams between the blocks. At another place there is a large wall, of a light colored chalk stone, about fifty feet in height, running along on the summit «if a high mountain. It terminates at the river. In the end of it there is a large round hole ten feet in diameter. This is one of the most noted scenes on tiie river. As a back groun«l to the general scenery you can see the rifts in the hills, at many points the blue peaks «if the Bearpaw and Highwood mountains, snow-capped, and (lenctrating the clouds a hundred miles distant. And still another feature of interest in the picture is the game. While gazing upon these strange scenes you will observe in almost any direc tion a flock of mountain sheep, an antelope, a deer, a bear, or a herd of buffalo scaling the rocky heights. But moonlight lends en chantment to the whole thing. To see this country by moonlight ought to be enough to satisfy the ambition of the most enthusiastic lover of nature. The old world does not pos sess its equal. The Alps and the Appenines are not a "marker" in comparison. The Josephine passenger list is large. Both <ieck and the state-rooms arc crowded. Prom inent among the passengers 1 would mention Gen. Gibbon and family, Capt. Sanno, and Mrs. Geo. II. Wright, of Fort Shaw; Major Ilgis, of Cheyenne, on the U. P. R. R., who has l»cell recently promoted and assigned to take command of Fort Benton, lie is a royal good fellow, a thorough gentleman and a man of culture. You don't want to neglect making his acquaintance when you visit Benton. Dr. Stone, of Helena, tuid Judge Wetzel, of Benton, are among the rest, and Rev. Dr. Reid, of New York City, Secretary of the Methodist Mission Board, is also a pas senger. He is on a tour of inspection—hut this, I apprehend, will he stale new's to the several Indian agents in your Territory. Last, but by no means least, is Col. Thos. J. Bogy, of the upper Missouri, the gentleman who runs Fort Clagett. The Colonel is on a busi ness trip to Fort Benton to sec his partner— he of the buffalo dairy notoriety. The Colo nel never misses an opportunity to tak«* a free ride on the Josephine. lie travels in a very independent manner. Takes his own bedding and sleeps under the stormy canopy on the poop deck. His bedding consists of two buf falo robes and a little black "galaxy rack" for a pillow. The subscriber slept with him last night, and during our fitful dreams our pillow got busted, and when joyous day came dancing tip-toe over the misty mountain tops I took an inventory of it. Its stuftin consist ed of an empty bottle, a pair of stained socks, a paper collar that had been turned, a bottle of Jamaica ginger, two crackers and a buf falo tongue. The Indians along the river can't under stand the cornet. They all ten i\.»t Pol and took to the open prairie upon its appear ance, in order to make "big medicine." July 22d.—Reached Fort Benton iu good order and with but little difficulty after clear ing Dauphin Rapids. DAN SCOTT. Proceeding« of the Peoples* Xan Con vention of Jefferson Conntjr* JI* T** Held nt Boulder City Saturday, July 8th, 1874» The meeting was called to order at H o' clock p. m. by Capt. II. Cook. On motion, C. Sterrett, Esq., was elected Chairman, J. C. Stuart, Secretary, and M. D. Cooper, Assistant Secretary. On motion, a Committee on Order of Busi ness and Resolutions was appointed by the Chair, consisting «>f Robert Fisher, J. G. Sanders, N. P. Merritnan, M. Dunks and Capt. II. Cook. On motion, the meeting took a recess to give the committee time to report. On re-ass«*mbling, Mr. Fisher reported the following ORDER OF BUSlNESa: 1st. A«ldress by A, M. Woolfolk, Esq. 2d. Nominating one candidate for Member of the Legislative Council. 3d. Nominating two candidates for Mem bers of the Legislative Assembly. 4tli. Tiie appointment of a committee of five to confer with a like committee from Gal latin for the purpose of nominating one Joint Member of the Legislative Council and one Joint Member of the Assembly for the coun ties of Jefferson and Gallatin. 5th. Nominating two candidates for County Commissioners. 6th. Nominating one candidate for County Treasurer. 7th. Nominating one candidate for County Assessor. 8th. Nominating one candidate for County Superintendent of Public Instruction. On motion, this portion of the report was adopted. The committee further reported the follow lowing resolutions as their platform, which were unanimously adopted, and the committee discharged : PLATFORM. The citizens and tax-payers of Jefferson county, irrespective of party, in mass meet ing assembled, hereby pledge ourselves to ig nore all party fealty in county and Legisla tive officers, and to secure for our county honest and good men to All these offices is our sole aim ; and that in attempting this we are aware we will meet with the opposition of old potty hacks, whose aim is office, re gardless of the welfare of the people. There fore be it BêêoUéd, That we will support no man for office who does not fully concur with ns that the affairs of onr county have been conduct ed in a profligate manner. Mo other evidence of this fact need be set forth than o short summary of the report of our County Com missioners in their financial statement of the affairs of our county. That document ex hibits the glaring fact that we have in the last twelve months sunk deeper in debt in the large sum of ten thousand dollars. When it will be remembered that no part of this ten thousand dollars has been expended for county buildings, or any other permanent or general improvements and that in the two vears previous to the report already mention ed our county accumulated a debt of about thirty-four thousand dollars, while in those two years our county buildings, consisting of o court house and jail, have been built at the contract price of not to exceed twety-two thousand ilollars. This, then, exhibits the fact that we have accumulated a debt of a 1 tout fourteen thousand dollars per annum, in round numbers, in the last three years, ami our next report, ending March 1st, 1875, will certainly develop the astoumling truth that our county will be over fifty thousand dollars in debt. These facts cannot but impress every tax payer with the necessity «>f immediate and determined resistance to its further encroach ment, or utter ruin and bankruptcy must in evitably follow, and that nothing but the to tal extermination of this canker worm, which is rapidly sapping our life's bloo«l, will suffice. llisolcctl , That the men nominate«l for County Commissioners, and Members of the Legislature in particular, are requested to un qualifiedly pledge themselves to use all their energy, and employ every remedy within their power, to stop this engulfing title of ruin. And to seeurc this end our 3Iembcrs of tiie Legislature are instructed to favor the further reduction and equalization of fees now paid to the various officers in our county; to strenuously ailvocate the amendment of the present law, so as to compel litigants in the District Courts to pay the per niem of petit juries empanneled therein, and thereby relieve the several courts of a great burden, which* they arc now obliged to bear, and to advocate the passage of such other whole some and beneficial laws as will check the steady march of advancing ruin. And to ac complish these objects, we invite all good citizens, irrespective of party, in our county to unite with us in our efforts to redeem the county from its present financial embarrass ment. A. M. Woolfolk, Esq., was then introduced to the meeting by its Chairman, and delivered an address, which was listeud to with marked attention. At tiie close of his remarks, Mr. J. G. Sanders introduced the.following reso lution, which was unanimously adopted : Jitifviced. That the thanks of this meeting, composed of the citizen tax-payers of Jef ferson county, held this day at Boulder City, be, and the same are hereby tendered to the distinguished gentleman from our neighbor ing county of Lewis and Clarke, A. M. Wool folk, Esq., who has so ably addressed us on me •—>vio)t netted reform in our county, and we shall ever remember with gratitude His disinterested effort in our behalf. The meeting then proceeded to ballot for candidates to fill the various offices, and the following is the ticket nominated : For Member of the Legislative Council John A. Keating, of Radersburg. For Members of the Assembly, J. G. San ders, of Jefferson City, and Capt. Iliram Cook, of Boulder valley. For County Commissioners: Long term, Henry Frazer, of Beaver creek ; short term, Charles Hadley, of White Hall. For County Treasurer and Collector, D. II. Linebargcr, of Radersburg. For Assessor, Monroe Dunks, of Boulder valley. For Superintendent of Public Schools, J. W. Crane, of Clancy. The following committee was elected to confer with a like committee appointed by the Peoples' Convention of Gallatin county, for the purpose of nominating a Joint Mem ber of the Legislative Council, and Joint Member of the Assembly for the counties of Jefferson and Gallatin, to convene in joint convention in Gallatin City, on Tuesday, July 31st, 1874, at noon of said day : J. C. Stuart, Nathanial Merriman, Robert Fisher, G. A. Douglas and J. M. Richardson. On motion, the Committee of Conference was empowered to act as a Central Comittee for the Peoples' party of Jefferson county for one year, with authority to fill all vacan cies that may occur from death, resignation or otherwise. On motion, the Secretary was authorized to furnish copies of the proceedings of this meeting to the Helena Herald, New North WeM and Avant Courier. On motion, the meeting adjourned. C. STERRETT, Chairman. J. C. Sti art, Secretary. M. D. Cooper, Assistant Secretary. OX TRIAI.* We print in the Herald to-day, Tilton's affidavit, impeaching the chastity of his wife and arraigning Henry Ward Beecher as the destroyer of his domestic happiness. The counter evidence of Mrs. Tilton, together with other testimony of importance, will likely follow, throwing other and additional light upon this grievous scandal, and the public must wait the foil disclosure before a fair verdict can be pronounced. We are un willing hastily to judge the great preacher. It is more agreeable and charitable to think Mr. Tilton irrational, or tortured by an hallu cination of wrongs that exist more in imagi nation than in fact The termination of the investigation now being prosecuted by Ply mouth Church is near at band. We shall know the result in a few days. Our faith in the innocence of Beecher may be impaired, bat It is not broken, and we look with solici tude and impudence for the denouement of this most painful and extraordinary of mod em dramas. THE CAPITAL LAW. AX ACT To cliangt* th«* seat ot Government oi th«' Tc*rrit«*r> ot Montana. lit it enacted by the Legixlutice AMtnibly of the. Territory of Montana. Section 1. That th« seat of Government of the Territory of Montana be and the same is hereby changed from the city of Virginia, in the county of Madistm, to the town of Helena, in the county of Lewis and Clarke, upon the approval hereof as is hereinafter provided. Section* 2. That this act shall be kn«>wn as the "Capital Law," and at the general election iu this Territory to be held in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy four, it shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the Territory of Montana, who are duly qualified to vote thereat iu the man ner and form herein prescribed. Section 3. Any elector desiriug to vote thereon shall write or print or cause to be writteu or printed upon tiie ballot which he shall cast at said election the words, " Capital Law approved," or "Capital Law disapproved," and if upon the return and final count of the votes it shall appear that a greater number of votes were cast reading "Capital Law approved" than were cast reading "Capital Law disapproved," then and in that case it shall be taken, deemed and held that this law has been duly approved, and that the seat of government of the Ter ritory of Montana has been in due form of law removed to the said town of Helena, and the Governor shall make public proclamation thereof ; but if more votes shall have been cast reading "Capital, Law disapproved" than were cast reading " Capital Law ap proved," then and in that case it shall be taken, deemed and held that section 1 of this act has been disapproved, and that the seat of government of the Territory of Montana has not been removed from said city of Virginia. Section 4. Every qualified elector of the Territory of Montana shall be entitled to vote upon the approval or disapproval of the " Capital Law" in the form aforesaid, but he shall cast but one ballot at such election, and if he shall desire to vote for any candidate or candidates and upon the said Capital law or any other question in due form submitted to him for his suffrage or any of them, his said ballot shall contain a complete list of what he «lesires to vote for, or he shall be precluded from further voting at such election. Section 5. That the votes cast for the ap proval or disapproval of this law shall be cast, counted, canvassed and returned in the same manner and by the same persons and officers and in the same form and way as shall the votes for Delegate in Congress. Section 6. If in the manner aforesaid this act shall be approved, and the Capital be so removed to said town of Helena, then and in that case it shall be the duty of the Governor and Executive officers to cause the various Executive offices and public archives of the Territory to be removed to said town of Heicna. Section 7. No person shall be precluded from voting upon the question of the approval or disapproval hereof who is a qualified elector of the Territory by reason of the fact that he may offer to vote at some precinct «)thcr than that where he may reside, who will take an oath before one or more of the Jutlges of election that he is such elector, and has not before voted thereon at said election. Section 8. 1 his act is hereby declared a public act, and its passage and publication in one newspaper in the Territory, of general cir culation therein, before the 1 st day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy four, shall be a sufficient notice to the electors of said Territory that they will be called upon to vote for the approval or disapproval there of, and no election or vote thereon shall be «lcemed invalid for want of further notice, but in addition thereto it shall be the dnty of the respective county officers charged with issuing election notices and posting the same, to include therein, in addition to what is now required by law, a notice that at said election they will also be called upon to vote for the approval or disapproval of the Capital law. Section 9. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. Section 10. This act shall take effect and force from and after its passage. J. H. ROGERS, " Speaker of the House of Representatives. G. W. STAPLETON, President of the Council. Approved February 11, A. D. 1874. B. F. POTTS, Governor. TERRITORY OF MONTANA. \ ^ Secretabt'm Ornez. j * I, James E. Callaway. Secretary <)f the Territory ®f Montana, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of House Bill No. 15, "An act to change the seat of government of the Territory of Montana," as passed by the Eighth Assembly, and ap proved by the Governor, as appears from the original now on file in this office. ^ Witness my h£nd and the great seal i of the Territory, at Virginia City, < fe EAL ( obs the 4th day of March, A. D. -- 1874. J. E. CALLAWAY. S*cr«*tArv. THE DEMOCRATIC XO.HISEE. The Avant Courier thus refers to the Dem ocratic candidate for Congress : " The Democratic Territorial Convention nominated Martin Maginnis for re-election as Delegate to Congress from this Territory. The record of Mr. Maginnis is before the people, although it is so magnified by his partizan organs and friends that Me. is no doubt astonished himself at the magnitude of his-efforts on behalf of the people of Mon tana. We may possibly have occasion to re duce them to their proper and legitimate pro portions before the election ; s over, but at present we will let them rest. A CARD. The Acant Courier of July 24 prims the following card from Maj. John P. Bruce, who withdraws from the candidature for Joint Representative tendered him by the People's Party of Gallatin : "I perceive yon announced my name as a candidate for the place of Joint Representa tive from Gallatin and Jefferson confides. I was recommended by the People's Conven tion held et Central Park on the 11th of July for this position, for which I am very grate ful. Bot I find mvself so situated that I can not ran for the office, and therefore decline. I wish to say, however, that 1 am still in sympathy with the People's movement and shall do all I can for as complete a success of the ticket this year as last year. JOHN P. BRUCE. "