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FISK BROS. Publishers. R. E. FISK,......Editor. THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 . 1885. This new census of Nebraska shows a |Mtpulation of atout 700,000. In l** - *! it wm 452,000, and by I960 it will teach a fall million._ It is claimed that frnit grown in coun tries where cholera prevails will transmit the disease as much as clothes, lhtisin* and tigs are most likely to to affected. CllHAOO is making an effort to raise the full amount for a statue of <>eneral Grant in Lincoln 1'ark to fore the funeral is over and bids lair to succeed in the undertak ing. __ I mi bti.kss theie will be a pensiou voted to Mrs. Grant when Congress meets, but she has nothin.' from that source at pres ent, and of course nothing from a !<ook that is not yet published. StV( k the President pardoned out the ] to lice officer who kept a hundred colored men in jail during election day in Cincin nati to prevent them from voting the Re puhlican ticket, the old Democratic war cry. "Turn the rascals out." hat new sig TltK census recently shows that there are a million ol' citizens in the Northwest without any re pres*-n tat ion in Congress. A half a million are in Dakota aloue, and Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota could show more than another half million with out representation. 1 1 is becoming apparent that the Pana ma canal is already in financial s'raits. The Trench people have ceased to sub sen to for the stock, anil the government has just declined to guarantee a fresh issue oi $100,000,000 tond». The en gineering difficulties on the line of the line have not toeu surmounted, and most of the work of excavation is yet to to done. The outlook is. in short, a very anxious one for all who are concerned in the enterprise. WK are told that Santos has toen re leased upon the demand of our govern ment on the score of being an American citizen, though the otfense with which he was charged is the same precisely as that for which Riel has toen convicted and sentenced to to hung, that of engaging iu armed tetolliou against the government. Kiel, too, is a citizen of the United Slates and has the same claim for our govern ment to interfere and save him. Will Secretary Kayard do just as much to rescue Kiel? If not, why not ? It would take volumes to contain all the eulogies that have toen spoken and writ ten during the past ten days u|mu the life, character and services ot General Grant. We hope some loving and discriminating, as well as enterpris.ng hand may under take this task. No oue can lad to have noticed what a wide range of diversity there is in these numerous eulogies. He was really a large, many sided mau, whom few understood and could compre hend. His great qualities were not s'.rik mg and glitteiing ones, hut solid and dura- j hie ones, that only came out into full view by time and study. TilK reorganization of our Indian policy iijiou a basis of common sense aud honesty is of enough moral and economical im portance to justify a perpetual session of Congress, w ith all other business excluded till it was thoroughly done. We are s|»ending enough money and wasting enough well-meant effort to accomplish ten times as much as we do. As long as tribal relations continue the Indians can -, uo more to raised than a man can lift himself by his boot straps. Neither jus tice nor mercy cau ask that Indians to maintained in idleness. Life and health require that all men should work, and the Indian is no exception. It is estimated that the cotton crop this season will reach 7,000.000 toles, aud may go as high as 8,000,000. This w ill make it the largest crop ever raised. In 1*«0 , the crop was the large«t reached lip to that time, 4,680,770 toles. In 187!» the crop for . the first time exceeded five million tole«, and has toeu steadily gaining on that ever since. In 1*81 there was a very large crop, and in 1*83 the largest ever gathered, toing more than twice the average crop of the last five years before the war. It ap pears very conclusively that if cotton is Ling.it will rest with free labor to seat him on his throne. Hut not only is the cotton crop double what it was before the war, hut the discovery of the value of cotton seed for oil. lor teed and for fertilizing has doubled the value of vhe cotton ciop with out regard to quantity. Thk act passed by Congress to prevent the enclosure of public lands by stockmen was right aud wise, and it is the duty ot the Tresidetn and executive officers of the government to see that law carried out. This does not prevent the pasturing of the public domain, which is right and wise. It only throws it open to all on equal terms and places no obstacle in the way of those who want to take up land to make a permanent home, which is the ultimate and most desirable use to which the find can to devoted. If every quarter section of iand had an owner and was put under cultivation, the country would support twice as many cattle as at present, .«esides rail the gain, vegetables and other crops that would to produced. Every land owner will have some stock, and it w ill to totter stock and to totter taken care of. It will to totter to have a great man/small owners of stock than to have a lew large owners. The settlement of Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota prove that the same tide of settlement will push on to the very tose of the Rocky Mountains. , . CALIFORNIA, *OL. II, IHOI.|H!tl, la the ««vies of Hubert Howe Han. «•roll's History «»I the Pacific Slates. This volume, just received, contains about 800 pages, printed and bound hi a style uniform with previous volumes of the series. .Somewhat more than a hun dred pages of (lie appendix are a reprint of the JHomter Itiyister and Index for 1542-184*,giving a hi-tory ofeach pioneer down through the letter K., to be com pleted in subsequent volume*. These biographical sketches, brief as they are, will prove of great present and future use as our interest» are daily uniting u* more intimatelv with the Pacific coast. The page of this register devoted to Samuel Hranuan will give new and interesting information to every reader. Few of those who have know n of him in later year* have any idea that he was once a .Mormon eider, and one of the chiefs in church authority, coming to California iu charge of a Mormon colony in 1*40. He is remembered for being at one time the richest man in ( 'alitornia, a staunch Union man. aud later he re ceived a vast grant of land in Sonora. He is still living in Mexico atituaymas, a w reck of his former self. Hut the main text of the volume before us deals with a era of small things, and those chiefly connected with the work ol the early Catholic missions. For the general reader it is very hard, by the utmost skill, to kindle any considerable interest, and though Mr. Bancroft will not get the credit for this as for other volumes, it will not be because it is not deserved. Hundreds of ecclesiastical annals aud personal narratives bave been gathered and studied, cut down and dressed up to make a narrative at the same time reliable, consistent ami a* interesting as the material will admit. Hut for the faithful missionary Cali fornia would have been altogethc r un settled by civilized man during this period. It wa* not for the gold, the grain, the stock and the fruit which have so enriched the world that Cali fornia was first sought and settled, but to save the souls of the |M*or Indian*. The early fathers and the civil gover nors and ofieers of the presidios were generally above the average for honesty of purpose in those days. They were in perpetual anxieties fearing smugglers and pirates by sea aud at tacks of savage tribes to the east and north. The Boston Yankees and the Russians gave no eud of embarrassment to the civil authorities of Alta Cali fornia. • Both the civil and church authorities did all they could to discour age trade when they needed the fruits thereof at times very much. The lathers made the con verted In dians work, but paid no wages. A good many of the convert* would run away, and the soidier* were needed to bring them back. It needed corporal punish ment to make the Indians attend to their religious duties, and sometimes the would rebel. There were severe and frequent droughts in those days, ami the gros* hopper was even then a burden. Attempts were ma*h* to culti vate hemp and cotton and agrt it variety of the fruits that have succeeded so wonderfully in later days. California was considered a pretty poor country by those who first went to settle in it. The existence of paving mines anywhere in Upjier California was universally dis believed. Horses multiplied *o fast that they had to be killed off to keep the pasturage for cattle and sheep. !.ooking upon this period from any stand|Hiint. either moral or economical, there was no permanent success or growth of any kind. It was on the wrong side of the continent for settle ment. It is more remarkable for w hat it did not accomplish and discover than for what it did. It is, however, a part of the history of California and cannot be ignored._ Ski uktam Whitney bas after lullest investigation found out that he cannot take the unfinished cruisers and complete them at any government yards without involving several hundred thousand dol lars extra ex|>ense and entailing many months additional delay. Roach's yards, men and material are to to used to com plete the vessels and Roach's assignees are to superintend and handle the money. If any profit is made it will go to the bene fit of the estate, and we are farther told that if there is any loss it will come out of the tondsmen of Roach. If. according to Garland, there is no legal contract for these vessele, it is hard to see how bonds men can be held responsible, or what fig ure the contract price cats in the prem ises. It may to a good thing for Koach and help him out of his troubles, but we may to sure that Secretary Whitney found that it would save the government a good deal more to let John Roach go cn with .Lc contracts than disavow them. Mr. vVhitney will get no credit for any gener osity in this action. He is jnst as much of an assassin as ever. He has simply found that he could not finish the cruisers with out making them cost four times as much even if he could do it all. When he gets through, the country will to glad to know how much he has accomplished of any good, and at what price. It is announce«l that the British l'arlia meut will to prorogued to-morrow, the 13th. The true significance of '"prorogue" is to «•ontmue from one session to another. We had suni> 08 ©«i that Parliament was to to disscr ed, and this will undoubtedly follow by royal proclamation, which will at the same time order the Chancellor to issue writs for calling a new Parliament. The life of a Parliament is seven years, and as that time has not yet expired, the present one will continue until the new one is elected. FOREST FIRE*. The horizon is lurid at night and the sun i* hidden by day by the flames and smoke of our burning forest». It i» * public calamity, the magnitude of which we can hardiv realize. There is not a single tree which tliu* wantonly perishes ' but has a money value and will be need ed more and more every year. \\ e can already count the years when the last of our natural forests will have disap peared and we shall be dependent for lumber and fuel ujmn cultivated forests, What is burned up in a week will re quire twenty years to reproduce under constant care and favorable circum stances. We desire es|»ecially to call tue atten tion of Senator* ami Congressmen to the distribution of timtor in this coun try and the very pressing necessity for some laws to preserve and take care of these timber lands. The object should to to derive enough revenue Iront the *ale of timtor suitable for use to provide for a careful supervision, to protect the young trees from destruction, to prevent the accumulation of combustible rub bisli. prevent and put out fires and ex tend the area of growth over such tracts as are best suited for timber. To -ay that it is a difficult subject to legislate about is not giving any sensi ble excuse for delay. Millions upon millions are wasted every year that might aud should be saved, and iuture generations will hold u* culpably negli gent for omitting such an obvious duty. A* expected. Riel ha* toen convicted in the trial at Regitia and sentenced to to hung on the l*tli of September next. The attempt to establish insanity failed a* we toen convicted and legally predicted. As a bore legal proposition, there can to little question that Riel was gmliy as charged. In the same way every one engaged in oar great war of the re tolliou was guilty and could by the same means hav hung. But it was not done, and no one thought of doing it. To have attempted it would Lave toen more than a crime. It would have toen a great blunder, a fatal mistake. Just so if the Dominion government hangs Riel, it will prove an unpardonable crime, a mistake that will sully the reputation of the responsible fiiimstty, of the government and all con nected with it. If Riel is hung it will to to atone for the crimes and mistakes of a government that drove a poor people to take up arms and implore assistance from one who knew their sufferings and was ready to give his life for his friends. As a citizen of the United States, we most earnestly implore the active inter cession of our government to ask for Riel's pardon aud return to this country. His action iu going to the relief of relatives and friends calls torth our warmest sympathy aud we cannot believe the < jueen of Eng land will allow hts execution, if the full truth is made known. The most to to feared is the fact that Riel has been the leader ««I a retoliiou before, aud those who have lost friends in the late war w ill clamor for a victim. If those who tuvited him over to help his kin and country men, now ahaudon him as a sacrifice, it will to an unpardonable act of treachery and mean ness which we will not tolieve, till com pelled so to do. Great credit is claimed for the order of 1'ostmaster («encrai Vilas to keep lcalers Irom lounging around the jx«*totfices and handling the mails. It the order is car ried out even iu spirit we shall to ready to award any credit that is deserved. But it was not loug since that the Democratic papers were congratulating each other on haviDg gotten into their hands the great est political lever in the country. They pictured the post offices as the great centers of political influence, where the country people assembled to learn political wisdom from the oracular poutmasters and receive instructions how they should vote. It looks a trifle ungenerous, not to say sui cidal, to speak of these expectant throngs as loafers and warn them away from these oracles that were to to opened for their re generation. I'or our part we looked for someth mg ot a moral reform aud literary boom, wheu the iueu who had toen accus tomed to gather id the whisky shops should trausfer their* domiciliary visits to the postoffices and hear the great prin ciples ot civil service reform expounded and the wiles and abominations of offensive partisanship exposed. Common schools, cheap newspapers and cheap postage are the great revolutionary agents of these days No family is so poor that it cannot afford to take at least one newspaper, and even where the parents cannot read the children ran. So we apprehend that the fountains of knowledge will uot be all ,-caled up, however rigidly Mr. Vila»' order is enforced. New Ze.vi.am> is one of the risiug nationalities of the East, settled by people of oar own blood und language. Its enter prising people have yearned for regular mail service with the United States and 1 they have voted liberal subsidies to sup port such a service. They feel that it is not less for oar interest than their own that such service should to maintained. New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania will all to profitable customers for our manu ! factures. It is of more impoitance to us to secure their trade thau even that of China and Japan. In view of the interests at stake how foolishly short-sighted it is for those temporarily in charge of oar national interests to refuse any aid to sus tain these steamship lines and help build up trade and intercourse. We hope our government will interpose a respe ctful request, at least, for the par don of Riel, It has frequently asked : demeucy for less deserving men and its re«iuests have toen granted. If the Cana dian government fears that Riel's inti uence among the Metis will make trouble here after. it would not to amiss for our gov •erument to tender them a settlement on this side of the line and then there would to no chance for fntnre trouble. « ONGKEaSIONAL CO»«!* 810 ** Both Houses of Congress are no* „ represented here in connection w,th matters affecting virions and important Indian questions. Following the Scna torial committee, heretofore announced, are distinguished House members, in eluding Mm. Cf. Holman, of Indiana, and 1 honias Ryan, of Kansas, already arrived, and Joseph <». Cannon, of Illi* nois, and Samuel W. Peel, of Arkansas, due this evening. The*e legislators of the |*>pular branch have barely entered upon their tour of inquiry and obaerva tion, which, by the time it is finished, will have consumed some weeks of time and a circuit of many thousand mile» of travel. They have thus far seen con siderable of the Sioux of Dakota and notably the Crows of the V ellowstone section of Montana. The northern reser valions ol this Territory arc expected next to receive their attention, and should a majority so decide their jour nev will include a lour as lar north as the Biackfoot agency. If the oppor tunity is given us we will try and talk a little Indian to the gentlemen before this particular part ol their field of in vesligation is gone over. It is a time of year when visitors will not unduly hurry away from the Northwest, and August, we may well *uppose, can Ire most profit ably spent in Montana. Later on the Commission pro«-tied to the coast, taking in Washington Territory, Oregon, Cali fornia, Arizona and New Mexico. A PKETTY XCMEROt s and uot altogether uniufiueutiul laxly of men < lor election purposes. are our Democratic fellow citi zens of Irish birth and extraction. They poll a good many if not a majority ot the party votes not only of Helena, but ol the lesser outlying precincts of Montana. Just uow- it is uot. ami for some while has not toen. quite altogether lovely with these Irish American Democrats. The Ferlerai offices dispensed have not all goue their way—indeed, have all gone the other way. Such conspicuous discriminations these Irishmen don't like. We have heard a few «>r more of them say so. There is yet one of them to he struck with official lightning. They count up the Governor, Marshal, Collector, tond lus|»ector, Seal Commissioner, aud say, "Not one of them is me. - ' In a small way they counted on something from tLe Marshal when recently it was heard the deputy stall ol that officer were to to named. The list was made out and printed. In vaiu they looked for the Irishmen they expected ap pointed. There were Bailey and liviue and 1.aster brook and »juivey aud McNeal —not oue of them, we are tohl, a Milesian. Rut Irish Democrats ought n«»t to take these thiug* to heart. In calmer moments we hardly think they will. For harmony they should leel disposed to sacrifice much. The proud privilege of voting the l)«mn> cratii ticket remain«. What more cau true patriots—Irish patriots—fairly demand? Oi l: Bozeman neightors are outraged hy the conduct of their postmaster. His name is Menifee:—the successor of an "offensive partisan," suspended. He refused to drape the postofiice or show any public token of respect to the memory of tirant. Repub licans, Democrats,—men who ha«l fought for aud against the Hag—complained, but Menifee as much as said, "You all go to stool—1 wou't mourn a cent's worth." Menifee, we judge, is "reb," stiaigbtout, aud proud of it. None of your Johuson and Lee and Buckner stripe, but reb stronger and fiercer twenty years after than on the start. The general public ought to have the back history of that postmaster. Without more than a suspicion of it, we ll wager coin he can t show the record of an honest retol who fought openly for any principles he ever prolessed or may now profess. Was he any kiud of a Confederate who stayed ami stood up for the cause? Or was he of the toft Wing ? Did he bush whack in Missouri and bullwback after that into Montana? tot some one who knows tells us atout this Menifee, I*. M. His appointment has yet to pan the scrutiny ol the Senate. Wk are told that the public debt has toen decreased during July in the large amount of $8, ««2,7*9.9«. This is certainly a splendid show iug, if one were content to rest on the tore statement of the treasury officials. We would naturally suppose that our public debt was toing rapidly wiped out and the burden of interest was toing lilted. But this would to a false »nfereace, for there has not toen a bond of de'tonrimrt« 0 " tailed for redemption, and not a dolUr of 1Dterö,t * beanD « debt paid off. This so-called decrease of the P u . bHc debt on ^ repreeenfe so much more money idly hoarded in the Treasury. What justification can there be for Io«-king up so much money in the Treasury vaults when the government is paying interest on tonds that are subject to call. Both the banks and the government are hoard ing money and withdrawing it from circu lation and thus increasing the stringency of the time s. The Cincinnati Time» publishes a scath ing letter from President Cleveland to a prominent Ohio man who recommended an applicant for a judgeship, and as soon as the appointment had toen made, wrote to express sorrow and surprise that th«i President had appointed a man withou". the first qualification i'or the position. The President fairly boils over with righteous indignation at what he fitly characterizes as "atrocious deception and treason to both party and people, deserving of imprison ment." He says, too, that this is not the first time he has l>een de«-eived by "lying and treacherous repfCMntetioa*. ' thou«b this is the first time such a grievous has toen frankly confessed. Tee Minneapolis Tribune of the 13th publishes a list of some of the largest trespassers on the public lands covered by the President*, late pnx tarnation, iot-lud iott several in Montan. ; Poindexter &Orr being the largest and the Northwestern Cattle Company coming next w ith a wide interval. FAM WEEK* A r run cement« tor Ike Eihikit»» and Arrivât «»I Horse«. Everything is being put in apple pie order at the Fair grounds for the approach ing exhibition. The prospects for a suc cessful Fair are most encouraging. Horses are daily arriving to participate in the races. Amnng the late arrivals is the eh. g. Daniel lk I «y Glen FJm, entered in the Pioneer, owned hy I». O. Bivins of Fort day the Benton. In company with IX B. came Ida «■len, the winner of last year's Pioneer. She is owned at present hy the Mcl^ughlin Bros, of Benton. J. L. Todd arriv'd last evening at the ground« with tto grey filley Annie Taylor, by Headlight. She also g«x in tto Pio ueer states. Alex. Cochrane is expected this evening with two trotting stallions from Sun River. Dick Barnes will arrive on Sunday with a string of thoroughbreds from Pendleton. Oregon, including the iJerby colt Yillsocd, by L<sli. THIEVING MEGAN». Indian* Reported Killed and Mole» Horse* Kerover«*d. [«MCC1AI. TO THE IIEKAUa] Billixus. M. T., August 14.—Ed.Gonld iug aud two associate cattle iueu, on tto Mus*iIsbell, yesterday, met the marauding band of Piegans totweeu Razor and Hall breed creeks. The Piegans numbered twenty and had seventy-fix* toad of stolen horses. Gonlding and party fired aud killed one Indian. Outnumbered, the men retreated for reinforcements. More will to learned to day. I.ATEU— New* received now states that Gouldiug being reinforced, overtook the Piegans and killed the whole toml of thieves and recovered all the stoleu horses. What effect this tottle may have on neighboring bands is unknown, but uo trouble is anticipated. Bli.Micus, M. T., August 14.—The re ported killing of twenty Indiana in the Bull Mountain country is not yet verified, ,, ratl |y 1D; , jni maer though the cow toys ami Crows are in pur suit of the marauding tond of Piegans, led hy some old frontiersman, and bloody work, it is thought, will follow an en counter. .Methodist Conterrmr. The Montana Conference of the M. E. Church, South, held its eighth annual ses sion at Willow Creek, Montuna, cotuntenc lug the «th and cloaiug the loth ol August* Bishop R. K Hargsom presided, E. J. Stan ley was secretary and J. W. Kemper assist ant. There was a full attendance of ministers aud laymen aud many visitors from various parts of the Territory, a numtor of families camping on the ground in old fashioned campmeeting style. The occasion was one of great interest, intellec tually, socially and religiously. The reports of the preachers showed a the meiutorslnp. The deuonnualiou owns eight church buildings, one parsonage and other church property amounting in all to the value of $24,3<H). There are twelve Sunday Schools with :t72 scholars, Three promising meu were added to the ministerial ranks, viz. Wm. Hall a.id L. 1*. Smithey admitted on trial into tb-j traveling coutiecrion, ami W. W. Spam readmitted from the local ranks. Revs. Comfort, VanOrsdel aud Kiggm, of the M. E. Church, North, visited the Con ference and were greeted with a hearty welcome aud their words of fraternity aud good cheer were fully reciprocated by the mem tors of the Conference. The attendance upon the religious ser vices was very large, and quite a numtor of i»ersons gave evidence of their iufention to lead a totter life. The presence and lators of Bishop Harg som and Rev. Dr. Ditzler added irreatlv to the interest of the occasion. The next Conference will to held at Bozeman. The following are the appointments for the en suing year : Helena District— L. B. Stateler, Preaid ing Elder. Helena and Fairview—to to supplied. Bozeman Station— W. W. Spam Bozeman Circuit—William Hall. Townsend aud Kadersburg — E. L. toe. Butte ami Anaconda—J. B. Whitford ; one to be supplied. Stevensville—E.J.Stanley, T.W. Flowers, supernumerary. Willow Creek—J. L. M. Spain. Boulder and Whitehall— L. P. Smithey. Suicided. Robert Miller, a resident of Willow Creek, on the Benton road beyond Silver | City, suicided on the 12th inst at his ranch there. An ioqu«*t was held upon his body yesterday by the Coroner, and resulted in a verdict of death by a gunshot wound in fi.cted by himself. He had been drinking a , !ockpo ^ M ,. A»*«« lith. Her Whri copiously for some time, and was in the habit ol going on periodical sprees. While under the inflaen«-e of liquor he frequently made threats of killing himself, butas these have always heretofore turned out to be idle threatening* his friends grew to look upon them as the usual accompaniment of his sprees. He told a neighbor in the morning that he intended to put an end to his life, bat he, as usual, thought nothing of the threat. Returning in the afternoon be stopped at Miller's ranch and found the unfortunate owner lying dead on the floor of his cabin with a bullet hole in his breast and a rifle by his side. Miller was an old resident of the Territory, a bachelor, and as far as is known, without relatives in this country. He was well fixed pecuni arily and no motive hot temporary insanity can be assigned for the deed. The second largest dipper ship ever built and the only one with four masts is the "Frederick Billings," launched at is 2, «28, and her lofty masts will extend seventy feet above the Brooklyn bridge, and three of her four sections will have to be lowed in order to pass under that strut ture. The v. jsel cost $150,000. ---— 1 KA trains, liearing the rMent «rent cargo landed at Tacoma, are passing east over the Berthen Pacific, making fast time. HtMTANA MAR ASNOCI ATItl*. le» ot the «econd HrmGanmml .Meeting. The second semi-annual meeting, of the Montana Bar Assod-iation was held yerter- \ day afternoon at the court house. The meeting was called to order by «to Rreei- ! as dent, Hon. W. F. Sanders. The minutesof i the first meeting were read and approved, and the report of the treasurer wa» re- I ueived . i to The committee on constitution and hy- : ________ __________ _ Uw» failing to report it was continued and granted time until the next meeting in which to prepare its report. Tto corresponding secretary reported ap plication* for nienitorMhip from nearly every member of the bar in the Territory. The report was received and the applicants admitted. The present constitution of the Aexocia tion was amended iu sundry particulars. The follow ing delegates to the Azuerican Bar Association, which meets at Saratoga August 19, l**ö, were appointed W. W. Dixon of Butte, Jason \V. Stievell of Miles City, and \V. F. Sanders of Helena. A committee on membership was ap pointed, consisting of the following gentle men . Hiram Knowles, Frank H. Woody, Wm. Chuuiasero, J. R. Voss ami K. P. Vi Vion. Judge H. N. Blake, of Virginia City, was requested by the president to contribute an arti-de ou some legal question, to to chosen hy him, at the next meeting of tto Associa tion in January. The Association expect» to to i*erma neatly organized at its next meeting, which and this morning : will take place on the tirst Wednesday after the opening of the snipreiue Court in January next. At that meeting several members will contribute articles on legal subjects, and the session will probably conclude with a grand .banquet. Supreme Coart Proceedings. The following cases were disposed of iu the Sapreme Court ytolerday afternoon Elling vs. Kilpatrick & Bros., argued ami submitted. Palmer .vs. Murray, argued and sub mitted. Twell vs. Twell, suggestiou of diminu tion of record, aud ordered that appellant j«erfect record. Saly Ranen beim vs. Henry C. Dahl, argued ami submitted. Montana Copper Conqiany vs. Henry C. Dahl, argued aud submitted. Two applicants were admitted to the tor. ll»r*e Convention. , ! Chronicle.] About thirty horse owner* met at More land. M. T , on the :ird inst., t«» dev ise a totter means than now prevails to recover e*t rays. B. F. Potts was elected chairman and J. L. Randall secretary. The Central Moutaua Horse Associât*.» was then formed, w ith toumlary lines as follows : Commencing at Henry's lake aud ruuuiug along the summit of the Belt inouutums to Flathead pass ; thence in a direct line to the Crazy Mountains : thence to the (.ate of the Mountains via Martmsdale; thence up the Mis-ouri river to Cauyon Ferry ; thence direct to Jefierson City ; thence following the stage road to Fish « reek ; thence to the summit of the Madi son mountains and along the same to Hcury's lake, the place of togiuning. Messrs. Huntley, of Jefferson ; Cook and Nefl'. of Meagher, and Auoeny and Randall, of t.allatin, were appointed a committee to prepare articles of association and by-laws, aud report to au appointed meetiug to to held in Helena August 'J7th, D-.*», to which time and place the meeting adjourned. Resolution* Pa*»ed l«v the Official Hoard ot the Broadway M. E. Church. W HEBE as, Oar beloved pastor, Rev. J. J. Garvin, has toen appointed by the pre siding bishop of Utah M. E. mission to the office of president of Salt Lake Seminary, Utah : and, WhEKEAS, ( (impelled by conscientious regard t«» duty, he has accepted the ap pointment aud thereby severed his con nection with the Broadway M. E. Church of Helena, Montana, ol which he has toen pastor for two years, and re-appointed for the third. Recognizing his faithful services and the heaity co-operation of his estima ble wife during these years, in which the Church has enjoyed great prosperity both in temporal and spiritual matters, the property having toen improved and the membership largely increase«!, and iTnowieifging hu ability "in the puT^t ami 1 his urbanity, gentleness and kindness to ! inpm*«« wn&imrtj aad hoW all with whom he came in contact : there fore to it Ramlrol. That we hereby express our regret at the severance of the most tender ties that have bound us together as pastor and people, daring his term of most ats-ept able services, and Eenoiced, That we as a church feel great ly bereaved in his removal from us. and do most heartily pray that oar loss will resalt in great gain to the educational interests ot the institution to which he has been ap pointed president. Oar prayers and af fectionate regards will follow him to bis new field of labor, and we will hold brother and sister Garvin in dearest re membrance and earnestly pray that divine blessing may ever rest upon them. Rrmdeed, That a copy of these resolu tions be given to brother and sister Garvin and that they be entered upon the official records of Broadway M. E.Church, Helena. Montana. It F* MARSH K. J. B1CKELL Comm I tie«- for Official Bonn! OxE-fourth of onr population i. now . , . / , centered in cities and large incorporated towns. A hundred years ago the propor tion was less than three per cent. Agricul tural implements and horse power now work the farms and allow a larger propor tion to engage in mechanical employments. Bat in all mechaniral employments the product has toen proportionally increased Missoula Time» : J. K. Pardee, a min ,a 8 e *pertol Philipsburg, representing 8. T. Hauser and probably other capitalists. made ■" examination last week of the J " "• - <*«<« »* tb. Jumbo .. l^ttlesnske. It is understood the ownen. of the J B offered the property for $100,000. The negotiations have not yet reached a termination. THE KELLOGG CONCHIIT. Grandest «ocre»*- '■ the flirtons .«mg*» Ojer» House. Never since the Dpetung ol Hi.* - Opera House was there so large an 4>»d aace in that building Jor an entertainment as was the case last n*ht on the onraainn of the Kellogg concert. 4rom this t.w. mon y inferences might to drawn that wnuld serve as pointers to theatrical managt» a.* to what kind of entertainments meer, with the liest success in Helen u < ertain. * is that our city can turn out u < ultured and appreciative audience when th, einciU'n ment provided suits ttoir taste. Last night s audience was both large at:l ap preciative. Over U066 people wero pres ent. tilling the house to its utmost capacity. The appearance of tbo audience wae aiost Orilliant, uearly all the ladies toing attired iu opera costumes and the gentlemen ap pearing in evening suit». The enthusiasm of the assemblage was untoundei, the programme being «list «loub.ml >y the hearty encore that wo» accorded its «very numtor. Iu response to such ennoiuagiug appreciation the singers did th* ir liest and sbowtd themselves greatly pleased, with their flattering reception The concert opene«! with a pi run* solo, Liszt s Uh.ipH.niU No. *2, by Mr. Adolph Glose. It was fairly rendered and drew forth hearty applaue* Mr. ( .lose » execu tion is even aud brilliant, and hiaaeeond solo, Gott schal ks üosyKÛMuis, was totter adapted to his abilities than the or at least sceintd so, for he rendered it in much totter style He was emioied on this occasiou aud resjamded with an imita tion of a music to*., which brought down the house and would have pioaured him another encore had lie lieeu disposed to grant it. The teuor amlbaritoue duet Inom Mar tha was rendered beautifully Uy Messrs. Mock ridge airi Morawski. The former has a sweet, finely cultivated tenor voice, which made him a »jreat favorite with the audience. His solo as marked on the pro gramme max Balte 'a "\ou'B Remember Me," and every oue anticqiated a great treat m the song. To the disappoiutiuent of many he sulmtituted "Come into the Gar den, Maud," for the gem from the "Bo hemian GirL" Skill be rendered this piece iu a manner that showed how much «amid to made of it when well sung. In re , sjKin|« to the hearty encore he sang one sjKin|« to the hearty encore he sang one verse of "You'll Remember Me, thau which nothiug less would have satisfied the audience. • Mr. Ivan Morawski has a lull register bass voice, of large compass and great power, liis solo. Tieep Down Within the Cellar," wax greatly eojoye«! and heartily ene oz ed. The contralto solo of Mies Laura Groves was the third numtor of the programme. The selection, which was outotituted for her programmed piece, wa« well rendered aud tiatteiiogly received. The lady pos sesses a ri«"b contralto voice of great power. Her solo, "Oh, the Days of the Kerry Danc ing" was a grateful addition to the pro gramme, which was well liked and ac corded an eucore. Miss Ollie Torbett, the ladv violinist fairly captured the audience. Her age is but 1* years, yet her execution on the violin would to creditable to a much older performer. She played that instru ment with all the expressive sweetness aud orchestral power of which it is capable. Both her solos were em-ored. . It was not uutil all the other singer had appeared that Kellogg came upon the stage. Her entree was the signal foz vigor ous applause which she recognized with a gracious smile. Her rendition, of tht "Jewel Song" from Faust showed that though old in song the great prima donna had still the power to sway the hearts ot her hearers as in days past, in re*q>onxe to the encore given this, her tirst solo, she sang that sweet Scotch ballad, "Janet'« Choice." Her second solo was the English ballad. ."Pretty l'olly Oliver," which she sang in her sweetest manner. The encore to this piece pro« ured for the audience the treat of listening to "Way Down ut»on tto Snanee River," sung in Kellogg's'last style. Her rendition of this popular seng was sweet aud afiectiug, bringing down a storm of applause on its conclusion. Among the most enjoyable features of the evening were the quartettes from "Martha" and "Lucia di I.amermoor. where Kellogg's voice was heard to the liest advantage. The laughing quartette 1 ,rom "Martha," the "Spinning Wheel," w a* the last piece given, but the delighted audience would not depart until it was re peated. After that it was heartily ap plauded, and Kellogg, on leaving the stage kissed her banil to the appreciative uud enthusiastic audience. Never were Helena people totter pleased with an entertain ment, and may it to their good fortune to hear many more such concerts in their own home. A VIGOROUS MEASURE. CnlcnlMted to Put a Stop to IIor*c and Cattle St«-alins in the Territory. lStock|(Towera' Journal 1 Fort Maoism*, m. T., Jnly 30, To the stockmen of Montana: There is a number of thieves and dead toats in the Territory, whosteal and sw indle in one neighborhood nntil they are partly found ont, and then move to another where they are not known, and repeat the dose. The citizens of Montana sutler great loss from this source, and it is high time we teok step* to put a slop to it. A most effective move in that direction woald ** for every wbo kuoW8 positively of a theft, or breach of trust toing committed, to at once send to the StwkyroirerH Journal at Miles City for pub lication, the name aud description of the thief, r od his offense, signed with the full name u« the semler. I see no good reason why any person or «•ommunity should to terrorized into keeje ing silent, or feel any delicacy in exposing the rascals wbo plunder and prey upon them, toing careful not to act upou sus picion, but only where no doubt exist* a« to the parties' guilt As a proof that Intend to practice what 1 l*"f th ' 1 hend fo . r publication the names ÄiÄ«« fellow stockmen will all do likewise, and . tbuf » dose the ras«-als out. The Tetritorial Board of Stock Com missioners will pav the cost of advertising G RAN VI I.l.K STUART. I're-iJent.