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I III-: NEW ORLEANS EXPOSITION.
Ilrnriit* lirapi-tf bv I In* Trrnturin* there Represented. Mr. F. M. Murpby. of Prescott, Arizona, is a visitor in .Montanas Capital to-day, and is the guest 0 f »he Cosmopolitan Hotel. In last «-«enings issue we stated that Mr. Murphy was deputized to act as commit .sioner from Idaho iu place of Col. Sboup, w ho resigned the position. This, the geu tleuiau informed a Herald representative thw morning, is a mistake, Mr. McNahb, " *• ~ Maho s commissioner Mr. Murphy himself is the Managing Director of the North, Central and South American Exposition, to be opened at New Orleans the first of next month, and was last year Arizona's commissioner at the World's Fair at that place. In the coarse of the conversation Mr. Murphy said that the management of the coming exjiositiou had purcha-xd the grounds and buildings of last year's expo sition. and had added to them many im provements. The exhibits of the foreign countries repre»cnte<l there last year still remain intact, an ! will form a part of the exhibit this year. The same is the case with thos^ of our own States and Terri tories, while many other countries and the few sections of the I'nited States that were not represented then have been in duced to send an exhibit this year. l*rotu inept among these are the South American i*ountries, l'tab ami Alaska. Thus the coming exposition will have everything had at the last exposition and much more beside* The exposition will open Xov**m lier 1st ami continue live months. Mr. Murphy is now making a tour of the Territories to induce the appointment oi commission en to represent them and take charge of their exhibit. He says the exjsisition of Montana's resources at this exposition will la* of incalculable benefit. He was tree to admit that Montana hail the finest exhibit ot any of the Terrritories last year, and she should uot lie liehind hand ou this occasion. The knowledge of her immense resources would he diesem mated among millions of people by her exhibit at this exposition, aim no lietter way could lie found of advertising her iu dust ries. Said Mr Murphy, in speaking of this phase of the question with reference to his own Territory : "I estimate that »«-tween 2,000,000 and * 3,000,000 people visited the exposition last year and saw Arizona's exhibit. Thus far over $1,000,* 000 have been invested in Arizona, which 1 know is the direct result of the adver tisement which our Territory received at New Orleans last winter." He is interested in Mines in Arizona, aud having seen the magnitude of Mon tana's mim ral wealth, thinks that our ex hibit at these e\tio.'itions will lie the liest means possible of acquainting the world with our resources in that line and attract ing foreign capital to aid in the develop ment of our mines. • The gentleman will remain in our city a few days more, aud will interview Gover nor Hauser before leaving upou the ques tion of api«>inting commissioner* to repre sent Montana at the -otning exposition. ,% Future Newspnpei. One of the must novel instances of news paper enterprise* that we have noticed is the supplement to the Chicago Herald of September 26th, which is a lour page pa per. oiled wita news aud dated at Chicago September 96th, 1985. Enterprising journ als sometimes achieve the feat of publish ing accounts ol events before they occur. hut the Ht raid is one of the few if not the sole newspaper that has aute-dated its items by one hundred years. This sjn-ci.il feature was introduced by the Herald during the session of the rcceut Hanker* Contention in Chicago and proved a paying venture, this particular issue selling j*ro«ligiously. Mr. Knight, of the First National, brought several «•optes of this next-century journal liack w ith hin to lideua, one of which we have had the pleasure of jierusing. The fiction of September Jtith, 1985, w bu h appears as the date of the ]«aper, is ingeniously sustained iu its eolumus by telegraphic aud local items, noting the oc currence of events a* the writer suppose* they will occur at that distant epoch. Great ingenuity is show u iu writing t».«.se items and many of the things narrated are plati*ihle probabilities. Incidents of air navigation are noted in as common place a manner as similar iaets concerning laud ami water trausit are uowadays s|«*ken of m the daily j>ress. The whole is interesting reading, more enjoyable hy the statement of many humorous hut extreme ly improbable inch .ills, eonnected with events and petsonag«*» of the present time. — ■ - — -m Stock Statistic*. The 500 Montana beeves shipped to Chicago a couple of weeks ago by R. S. Ford, of Sun River. nette«l him over $30 per head. Severance A Co. sold 1.300 ruuiton in Chicago a w»*ek since at $3.7*1 per hundred T lie dock averaged 110 pounds and netted nearly 4*» j»er head on the ran a. John A. \\ oixlaon s flock ot mutton sold recently in * hicago at $3.i 3 per hundred, and averaged between 130 and 100 pounds each. Tlase were very fine mutton, and the sale is the liest yet rejx»rte«l ot Mon- , tana 'beep. 'he shipment of beeves irom Smith River valley numbered 119 bead. About half of the numlwr will average about 1,323 pound* gross, and the remainder are 1.2UU pound cattle. The lx*st sale of Montaua cattle thus far reporttxl at Chicago was $5.23. The ani mal* weighed in the neighborhood of 1,380 pounds. The Basin round-up will turn off about 3,000 beeves. Tbe fait crop of calves is re ported light. Two train loads of cattle numbering about 3,000 head, from Washington Terri , , . ■, tory were unloaded at Birdseye ftation on fcjundiy last. This is a part of a pure-base of 5,000 h«*ad made hy the Renton «k St. to the range of the company on the Marias. Another train load will arrive to-day. lAKii* Cattle Company, and will be driv en J n TUF. KM1I.I8H ELECTIONS. | Tlu* news from England that the cab inet ha? determin<*d not to dissolve the present Parliament before liée«* tuber of course puts off the elections at least till uiid-winter and perhaps till spring. The reasons given are numerous aud perhaps ample, according as different ones csti mate the intelligence of the new voters, The difficulties attending registration aud the settlement of questions arising tliere on mav account legitimately for part of !«■ d«Uy. but the Liberals will construe it very much as an indication of fear to face the new voters. I f, a* stated, the ministry believed that the new voters would be about evenly divided between the old parties, there would seem to be no reason to postpone the elections. The difference of a few weeks' time will not serve to educate the new voters. Reference is made to the enfranchisement of the freedmen in this country, as though the change in Eng land was a greater one. While the blacks in this country were all confined to the old slave States, where there were at first scanty means of education and vorv little intermingling of races so that this social intercourse could supply the lack of other means of education, the case is very different in England. There the body of the new electors is thoroughly interiniugled with the old ones, most of them are able to read and all of them certainly have a higher de gree of intelligence than our freedmen. Though it may be true tliat a larger numlier ot voters has been added to the electoral body in England there is less cause for any class of society to be alarmed at the results. We 'hall be inistukcu If this jwist ponement of the elections is not con sidered as a fear of the issue. If gives the Conservatives more time to influence and educate the electors it gives the same ti ne to the Liberals and the Radicals, and the »'«suit so far as we can see is more apt to work against the Tories than in their favor. One certain result is to prolong aud intensify the political disturbance in every nook and corner of England. There is more likelihood of the old parlies being disrupted than if the elections had Wen brought on earlier. New issues will be introduced and pre'< ed in the heat of the prolonged contest and at its end there will lie likely to lie less harmony than there is now. In this country, by general consent, we have learned the advantages of short riling instead of | role nging political detests. The popular pa--ion* get wrought up to such a pitch that question* are not considered on their merits and more mis chief than good is the result. The results of the French elections will prove a great surprise to many who have failed to watch closely the current of events. It is not true that Franc-e is get ting tire«! of Republicans. The chief cause of the conservative gain is the division of the Republican vote. The amended elec tion law, accordiug to which I lie deputies were chosen on a general ticket in each de partment, has at it* first trial worked dis astrously to those who favored its adoption. There is no question also but that the for eign policy of the present ministry is un popular. It has lieen extravagant, yielding no ' »'responding returns. France needs reduction of debt and military burdens and the expenditure of its resource* ii works of internal improvement. We still think there will In* a Republican majority in the C'hamlier of Deputies and that a Republican President will be elected in January. We construe the result as a just rebuke tu the foieigu policy of the present ministry. One of our Butte cotemporaries blunders. somewhat in trying to tell about Braden and his apiKHUtment. His appointment Mr. Hendricks had no part in bringing about, hut ex-Scuator McDonald did. Mr. Hradeu is uot "a graduate of an English military school," but he is a graduate of the English Naval Academy, carrying oil the first honors of his class. He was tend ered but refuse«! a lieutenancy in the Brit ish navy, the acceptance of which would have required his reounciatiou ol American citizensbip ami the takiug of tue oath of allegiance to tbel^ueen. He returned home however, with the Victorian gold medal, awarded a* the earnetl testimonial bestowed ujH>n the graduate Waring away the first honors. This souvenir of recognized scholarship is the first and only one of tbe kind bestowe«! hy our English r.utsins upon an American. The good work of transferring the polygamous Mormons from their well feathered nest* to the seclusion cell» is go ing on with commendable celerity in the land of the saints. Those that show them stubborn and defiant get the utmost of the law. Judge Zaue, in a recent de ha* held that the graud jury can present a separate indictment for each day ol uo j uw f u i co-habitation, and this will bury of them in prison as long as they jj ve aad a iiaorb all the revenues of the church in a short time. Their fines, it „eems, are all paid by the church, and the single sentence for six months was not seriously dreaded. When the months are lengthened to years the martyr business lx*gins to lose its charm. Apostle Grant can safely practice his bravado in the tab ernacle, but if he or any of his deluded followers make a move of rt'oellion there will presently be music in the air aud fewer saints on the earth. For Surveyor Genera! Col. Walter W* DeLacy stands lirai and foremost ia the preference of cvervbod,'. Mr. T-x\e, we 1 ... trust, will not make the mistake to allow himself to be circumveuted by adventurous politician* of the StaUw. and taraely sub natcoed An ap from Montana* universal choice, pointnunt i* due within a month. mil to have this important office snatened ' Ha R silver, 103«. X. 1'., 21} : preferred, 48*. A » I.KKKSIMP in band is better than an office in the hash. When au organ can t control an appoint ment it is Erne that it ceased to lie an organ. _ Some people can prevent a man being an assayer, hut they can't prevent him being an ass. The Republicans of South Dakota have called a convention at Huron. October 21, to nominate State officers. The report of general manager Uakes, shows that the Wicke* branch is the only one operated by it that directly pays in terest on the cost of construction. The Powers, unexpectedly,seem tu have agreed upon giving the Porte some seusi sible advice. It is not likely that he will feel at liberty to reject the advice. The October numlier of the Century has an interesting article on tbcCanadian Paci fic 1 kail road, and the discovery of the Pass through the Selkirk mountain range Private dispatches received from Dele gate Toole to-day confirm the reported ap pointment of Benj. 11. Green, of Louisiana, to the Surveyor Generalship of Montana. TlIE Governor of Missouri is looking abont for a site foi au asylum. The office seeking mama has crazed a great many Democrats, and as the General Government refuses to take care of them the State must. A Ri tte paper credits Joe Toole with having had something to do with shaping the Asssay Office appointment. That is to say. Joe was favorable to l'rof. .Swallow's application, hut was not favorable to his appointment. Dele»; ATI. Tuoi.E was tripped up on the Crow aj.jHimiim-ut. Took* lielievcd he had ' a dead sure thing 'on the place, but he was sadly mistaken. He louud he was not near so big a man as u!d man I.aiuar in that transaction. 1 KIKMis ol regulated lilx-riy and re sponsible government will watch with ex ceeding inter« st the contest going ou in Deumark between tue king and his parlia ment. Kingly prerogative has no admirers ou this side of the Atlantic. Prbudknt Cleveland has signifie«! his disinclination to disturb the Helena land offices without good and sutlicient cause being showu for a change. The official record of the pre-eut Register and Receiver cannot be assailed. edition was set for the 18th. still that he will lie reprieved, -- We an told from i»ndou that the Brit ish Privy Coiiucil will consider Riel's ap peal in a fortnight. That would bring it to be lfitb, and we understand that hia ex We think The Texas chain-gang made a IxilJ break for lilxrtv that has <*ost many a one his lit«* already aud will protiubly cost as much to many auother. The way of the trunsgressor is hard and there has never yet b«*en found a way to make it easy. Theke is a growing suspicion thut Gen. Crook is being played by hi* scouts, who lead bis tr<s>p* on wrong traiis to worry them out and allow the luibans to escape. Certaiuly the results of the costly cam paign have not met general rxpectatmus It seems that the chief hop«* «»f the New York Democrats is on the aid they expect froui the l'robihitionists. It must lie sickining to any sensible friend of temper* an-e to ol*serve the praeti«*al result* of the action of pretended champions of the cause. mkam.e delusions seize upon our ven erable friend, Frof. Sw allow. He imagines, for iustaD ^ tbut , he ImdepeJt(le% t prints half the news first. The fact is, however, that tbe Professors organ priuts half the news second handed and the other half it ( j on t prim at all. |-- TtlE H SKALD had four days the ad vantage of the slow going Independent in aunouuciug the apjioiutment of William son, of Mississippi, as Indian Ageut for the Crows. That is altout the difference be tween the two papers in diss*-nnnating int |xmanl items of news, Earl Diti krix has telegrapheil his government that there is occasion for armed intervention in Btirmah. It is sup pos'd that this is preliminary to annexa tion of the country to India. A Burmese envoy has arrive«l in l'zns to arrange a treaty of commerce and secure aid in re sisting annexation. Dr. Swallow's was an over-vaulting ambition. He could not attain the Assay Office. We told him so from the first. A birth in the Agricultural Bureau is what we recoin tuende«!. Had he taken up with that the Herald tow line could easily have pulled him through. The Professor knows nothing alxiUt assaying, but he does know something about sorghum. We tried D ur best to bring his abilities into practical use, hut he scorned all suggestions looking to that end We leel that we have done our whole duty. Tbe Prof, can upbraid no one hut himself. Land Office Business. An agricultural patent has be«*n received at the Helena Land Office for Odillon B. Whitford. The Commissioners of the General Land Office has affirmed the decision of the Hel ena Iamd Office it. the case of James G , Anthony . vs. James T. Lee. involving a tract of land near Great Fails. The action of the Helena office in bold , , ng for cancellation a timber culture entry of Benjamin F. Trafton, in Meagher coun- 1 ty, and a similar entry of Robert Kimball j in Beaverhead countv' has been Ypproved I . • cg » by the Comruusioner ot the General Land Office. The appointment of Col. B« n j- H - Green, of I»ouiaiana, to the Surveyor Generalship of Montana, reported in I ' I , .. . . ... m. Washington specials of the 3d to the St. Paul and Minneapolis papers, was not cred- j ited in well informed circles here. An ap pointment at this time necessitates the suspension of Gen. Harris, against whom uo complaints or charges from any source have been made, anil whose time of service expires on the 28th of f October inst. No mention by the Associated Press of the appointment t cached this Territory, nor had any private message to that effect been received from Delegate Toole till to-dav. . ,, ,___ ent is in the dumps liecause the icsi refused to appoint its candidate to succeed Mr. Harrison in charge of the I'nited States Assay Office. It prates of "white ...... ... ; washing. ami threatens toexpost tilings, It pains us to observe that the Itulcpemd Tell us, Prof., who has lieen concerned in white-washing jobs. Was it Special Ageut Law ver, or Judge McCne, or Assistant Sec retary Fairchild? These gentlemen are all Democrats, and no Democrat will whitewash a Republican. If there is any thing toexpose out with it. Don't threaten' Threats don't scare. without further delay or foolishness. We suspeet that uot much settlemcn* will go that way till the Apaches are extermi nated. G EX. Milks •« reported as saying that it is time for the government to do some thing to lift New Mexico out of the condi tion of hurliari.sm. He says it has lieen the bauut of outlaws, a block in the path way of civilization and a burden of expense to the government. He says that after giving each Indian a farm then at of the area should lie opened to white settlement The Intn- Mountain is of the opinion that "thus far Governor Hauser has made an admirable executive officer, lieiug vigi lant. public-spirited and industrious." Snch expressions as the above are common to the Territorial press, irrespective of party. The Governor, we apprehend, will one of these days come to the conclusion that sneeial organsin p isn't in the line of his wauts. A siiperserviceahle print thrust upou him with pretention* of that sort is something lor whieh he cannot too soon dis* laim responsibility. i : 1 *b*« 10 disbelieve that any one was so barbarous us to burn the Ghinano-n in their More recent testimony shows that the Chines«- at Rock Springs set fire to their owu cabins to more securely save the wealth they had huritsl underneath. The shooting is of course the main offense, but we are glad for biiuiauitv? sake that we cabins. The campaign in Ohio is red-hot. All the speaker* of all the jiarties are in the field, and they are tearing lip the turf iu terrific style. There have been a great many challenges to joiut discussion, hut the State committee* will not allow- them. There is as much coûtent for the legislature ami the consequent senatorship as for the governorship, line week from next Tues day will eud the commotion. The Repub licans are confident of victory. —The following item from the Salt Lake Democrat is remarkable for its delicacy of ! insinuation : "A 1500-foot well on the i place of Superintendent Tom Grigg, of the fifteenth ward Co-op, is spouting forth a powerful stream of sulphur water an«l gas. This is said to be the firat communi cation received from Tom since his sudden diaappearanee to the lower terminus of the underground R. R„ at about the time the present crusade was started against the «•ohali».'' Could >ot (»et (he Itounty. [Bluing* (iitai-Ua 1 Messrs. J. P. Wool man, Territorial Audi- I tor. and John T. Murphy, of Helena, re turned .Saturday evening frora a visit to , their cattle ranch. On their wav in Mr. ! Murphy shot a coyote. Visions of houutv , tl 11 t«-«l through the miud of Mr. Woolman, > w ho makes out so many Territorial war- ! rants for other folks, hut uone for himself. ' However, on examining the defunct howler it w&* found that it bad evidently been 1 capture«! in his youth, as his tail had lieen neatly liohlie«! and his ears "swallow forke«!." As the law requires the produc tion of the entire skin, tbe idea of claim- i ing the Imunty was sadly dismissed. The coyote had evidently been in a «*ow camp some years ago. and had lieen mad« the ! victim of the funny propensities of the ' eow punchers. Fraudulent Land Entries. Washin«ito\, October 5. —The Commis sioner of the Laud Office has been informed that the operations of R. C. Bloomfield, an Englishman, and manager of tbe Arkaa sas Laud & Cattle Co., recently 'convicted at Denver of procuring fraudulent entries upon public lands, were of the most au dacious character. All of the cow-boy* iu his employ were forcxxl to make entries in his hebalt and then be set up "paper men," or, in other words, made entries in the names of persons who bad no existence. Hi* conviction, it is believed, w ill have a wholesome effect on other jxrsons who have been guilty of like practice* Commissioner Atkins, ol the Indian Korean, left this city to day on a tour of inspection through the various Indian reservations. Commissioner Atkins will proceed to San Carlos, New Mexico, and make a personal investigation of the con dition of affairs at that agency and the trouble» that led to the Geronimo outbreak. It is expecte«l that five weeks will he oc cupied in these investigations. Proud Day for Pittsburg. ITTT8BLRO, October 7.—This has Ixien , the biggest day in Fittshurg's history.. marking the completion and opening of Davis island dam construction, which was j began by the United States government seven year* ago and vl*«ch cost $3,000,000. Fifty thousand stran^irs are here from abroad to witness the «-eremonie». At 11 o'clock a procession of fifty steamboat««, gaily decked with tlags and streamers, left Monongahela wharf for tbe dam, <*arryiDg the Ohio River Commission, the Councils . of Fittshtirg ami Allegheny, the Chambers of Commerce, member* of the Fetroleum, Grain aud Furniture Exchanges and iu vited guests, including member* of the . „ , , r .. , »Mate Supreme Court and members ot the River and Harbor Committee ot Congress, At the dam at Davis islam'., five miles he low the city, there was speech making, in spection o the dam. this afternoon and the ceremonies will end with a gram! display of firework* to-night j "P«? 0 " of ' , p h * worki«!#» of TJ,,. returned to the city The Kniebis of Labor. Hamilton, Ont, October 6.— The Gen eral Assembly of the Knights of Lahor re convened this morning. Master Workman ,, pwderlj ^ ^ ^ he j a draft of a bill to be presented tu eign labor under contract. Some post masters who employed labor intercepted and opened communications between offi cers of the Assembly. The remedy was to prohibit employers from acting as post masters. The workiog people of the I'nited Stal« ' should demand of Congress the pas «ig* of an act creating postal savings liauks. The passage of the Hates bill introduced at the last session of Congress, prohibiting aiiens from bolding large tracts of laud, ; should lie insisted upon, and the Assembly .i,,,,,!,) un t'nniior m ilfinamliiur ik>t «n Congress which will, if adopted, prohibit the employment of the inmates of Stale or i county prisons on government work of any kind. He recommended that Congress should lie asked to incorporate all trade and labor associations in the District of Colum- j hia and the Territories of the United States, i Also, to amend the bill passed at the last ! session to prohibit the employment of for should go further ta demanding that all land now held for speculative purposes be restored to the public domain. He dis countenanced the proposition to inaugurate a strike fur the establishment of the short hour plan on May 1, 1*86. He believed that animal conventions should he held iu every State, Territory and Province, to be composed of representatives from all labor orgauizations w ithin the boundary of the State, Territory or Province, to discuss all matters appertaining lo the labor interests. Hoards of industry should also lie organized in every municipal city, which should keep watch over the destinies of workers. The workingmen on the continent of North America, he said, must take some action looking to the prevention ol immigration during periods of depression This coun try can no louger lie called the workshop of the world. Every step to make it the poor-house of the world should lie resisted. He then touched upon Imyeotting, and said that when the end sought for had been ac eomplisbed it should lie dis«-ontinued. Drunkenness, whieh was prevalent during strikes, should lie punished by expulsion. He ptiinted out the weak spot* iu co-opera i tion and the mutual benefit organizations. He suggested that a similar co-operative movement to the one lo«*ated in Covington. Kentucky, lie inaugurated in every locality where there is au Assembly. This plan, he said, hinds the workingman and his em ployer together in a movement iu which their interests are identical. The assistance : fund should lie abolished ami another plan su list it ii t«*d Workingmen had come to look upon it as a fund to support strikes. This was not true; no sinke should be ordere«! without the assent of the General Executive Boaid, and then only after every other had Failexl. The Executive Hoard should art as a national lmard of «onsulta tion and arbitration. He thought it time for the Knights of Eatxir to lie more care ful about championing the strikes of other organizations. It had brought odium on itself in the past in some instances for its generosity. Before taking sides hereafter ; it should he fully convinced that there was right on the side of the laborer. He hoped the statement that the Rrotherhoo«! of Engineers was opposed to the Knights of Eabo. was not true. He duwourage«! the formation of any more national trades os si-mhlie* as a step backward. 1 : I ( ; | *♦-— ■ — — - Labor Denion*tratioii. Detroit, (J»*tolx-r (*.—The Knights of l^lxtr demonstration in this city was a success. AI Hint 2,01*1 men were in line, «-om posrog five divisions or 23 organizations, and emliracing representatives of all kind* of labor. The demonstration was onlerly throughout, an«l upwards of one thousand transpareucies were carried, among the mottoes being the following: "Convict «'ontract labor must go." "Eight hours only for a day's work." "When capitalists conspire poor meu must combine.'' "The employment of child labor should Ixs made a State prison ofl'ense." "Equal pay to lioth sexes for equal work." "Reut, interest and profit arc robbers." "The land tor the jieople, not another a«-re for railroad»." "Child labor is the product «>f our lxiasted civilization." "»school* for children ; work for u« n " "Employ the unemployed, and reduce the hour* of labor." Similar mottoes were printed in German and i'oliah. Via-Ii in g to* Note*. Washington, October 1.—Upon the recommendation of Commissioner Sparks, of the General Land Office, the S«-cretary of the Interior approve«! the disuii**al of Robert Bevry, Examiner of Survey* in Colorado. Washington. Octolxrr 1.— M. Win«», chief of the division of th* const geologist survey, resigned at the request of S«H:re tarv Manning. Washington, October 2.—Edward Mc Swceuy. the Irish susjx*ct, who ha* be«*n an applicant for a position in the customs office, San Francis«*«), w ithdrew hi* paper* from the Treasury Department to-«lay, says he will make no further effort to secure an apj«>intment under the govern ment. It is said at the Whitç House to-day that the President and members of the Cabinet w ill attend tbe Virginia State Fair ut Richmond, Va., the 22d instant if the pressure of vent. public business does uot pre The Acting Third Assistant Postmaster General has «ailed upon the jxxitmasters for a report of the first week's special de livery business. The officers ot the de pan meut are not discouraged by the com patatively small hussiness done yesteniay at the principal posUifficea. They feel that the public has uot yet had an opportunity to acquaint itself with the advantages re suiting from tbe use of the new plan, and believe it will steadily grow into pop.ilar favor. William A. West, of Oxford, Mississippi, t«>-day accepted the position of Chief Post office Inspet-ior. and immediately entered ujsm the dis« harge of his duties. Captaiu Fred. M. Crandall, of the 21th Infantry, has been directed by the War Department to carry out the instructions ! of the Secretary of the Interior concern ing the removal of unauthorized persons on tbe Cherokee lands in the Indian Ter ritory, west of the Arkansas river. The order relers particularly to the removal of "boomers" and squatters. Tbe Fostmaster General to-day apjx»int ed Io* W. Foster a fourth-« lass postmaster at Anaconda. Montana. WASHINGTON. October 5.—A. B. Dicker son. of New Jersey, has tx-en appointed chief of division in the office of the Comptroller of the Currency, vice F. A. Miller, resign«*«! Dickerson was recently appointed chief of division in tbe Hth audi tor's office. The Treasury Department is receiving an increasing demand for small currecy. which i* regarded hy tbe officials of that department a* a sign of a revival in tbe businc.-.'of the country. The «ommissioner of customs basin structeil the custom officers to make a re turn at the close of each quarter of all un , ,__, ...... ... claimed aierchandise in the public store, bonded warehouse r r enston house. No such returns appear in the accounts of the ......»«ry collectors a* now rendered. _ dential postmaster: Alfred R. Story, at Dixon, Caia., vie* Wm. Hall, resigned. | Washington, October « -The Fresi dent to-day appointed the follow ing Fresi Colored Men in Convention. Lynch BiBo, Va., September 30 .—Tbe State Convention of colored men assembled here to-day. The following address was presented amid great cheering: To the colored people of Virginia : i Whereas, We colored people of Vir ginia believing aa we do that the time has come for ns to call a halt in the unqualified 9U PP° rt we given the Republican j P* r, J* *1° h ere * n convention assembled i solemnly dedaoe ourselves politically inde ! pendent in all matters which pertain to ns pH «»able her lietter to provide fiir all the as citizens and voters of this Common wealth. We have for twenty-five yeats adhere«! to our former political associates with un paralleled fidelity, liecause to those dark days of reconstruction the Republican party provetl that it was the only j«arty to which the colored mau of the South could con sistently ally himself. Totbat end colore«! voters nobly rescinded and raise«! to place and power men who grew wealthy while a<lmmistering the laws of the United States government in the Southern States. We feel ever gratelul for what has îxxmi done, but now the time has come for us to thiuk. act. vote, an«l speak for ourselves, aud especially so since the Republican* have practically aliandiiii«*«! us in former campaigns and in all matters where the negro ought to have had recognitnin in proportion to the voting strength am! in telligence. Wc know, too, thut many of our race have lx*n murdered in the southern States, but the raus«» which le«l to these sad occur rences w hich have spilled our blood and created a hitter ra«*eantagouism which now têtards our progress and makes it difficult for us to live in the land of our birth is largely traceable to the mismanagement of federal ofliee holders in our section. Theee reasons lead us to adopt such methods and to so demean us as to make us friends of those whose interests are identical in every way with our ow n. We therefore appeal to the colored peo ple of our native State to look w*ell to Un altered eou<litions of affairs and in the future make such political alliances as will most advance our interests educationally, financially and politically. We feel sure that there is throughout the broad limits of this commonwealth a general disposition on the part of the white p«*oplc to accord us all onr rights liefore the law and to meet ns heartily in every advance we make for the upholding of onr people. It behooves ns then to s«i use onr ballots that we may drive out all discordant élé ments in Virginia, whether they l»e headed by natives or aliens of State. We also «-onderan the raising of a race issue by any « 'lass of men w ho essay to lead the masses, liecause it can do nothing hut prove detrimental to our cause aud our mterests. We, therefore, ask the hearty co-opera tion of our people iu Virginia lor the suc cesaof our movement We have causes to In- thankful for the liberality of the present national adminis tration to our pe«iple in the South. We also believe our relations to the State debt are such as to justity us in hop ing that Virginia will be reliexofl from her present financial embarrassment by aid from the federal government, whieh will material interests of her citizens and bring alxnit that universal gixxl feeling which ought to exist lietween the two races.. Tbe address waa adopt «*<1, ami the con vention ailjourned rime die. \ I I i I , J ) Intlinn* in Council. New Orleans. OctoWr 4.—A special to the Timen-DtufMiat from Indian Territory says: The Creek Coun«*ils, or Legislature, will meet to-morrow at Okmulgee. This IkkIv is divided into two houses, Kings ao«l Warriors. The present session i« « xj« < le«l to 1x5 the most important one ever held in the Creek country. For the first time iu year* the nation is tree from factional strife, the leaders of the different factions hav ing apparently concluded to unite for public weal. All indication* point to a harmonious meeting. Many matters of vital interest will receive attention. A re form in the government, particularly iu the line of a retrenchment, being foremost. A treaty of friendship between Chief H pi oche aud Berryman was made hy Hon. Clinton B. Fisk aud Gen. Fk WhitteUey, who were sent from Washington f«>r the purjxwe, will Ixs announce«! ami strength ened. A slight change in the present form of gov ernment is also talked of. The C«)mtuissioners appointed hy l'resi deut Cleveland to visit the Creek nations and learn tbe views of the |x-opie regard ing the sale of |«>rtions of their land are soon expected in Okmulgee, but as the Creeks have already decided not to sell, the Legislature will do nothing further in the matter other than ronlirm the wishes of the jxsople. A message from Chief J. M. Ferryman will lx; read iu «lue form and will relate mainly to local affairs, to gether with 8o«*h suggestions as may be «leem«*«l of general benefit Killed by Indian*. Tombstone. October 1.—A Ulan named Kearney was kill«-«! hy Apaches yesterday hi White Trail canyon, San Simon valley. The laxly was found half a mile f rom his house. He was shot under the arm and his head was smashe«! in with stone*. A mamd Hhanaban and Mrs. Mack, servants on the ranch, cannot be found. Hatfield'* command of forty cavalry and five Apache scouts passed through Tombstoue. en route to F'ort Grant. They have come from Cop per Canyon, after service in Sonora They look jaded and worn, and the whole outfit shows unmistakable signs of rough service hardship and fatigue. Their reported tight with renegades is not confirmed ---♦ ♦ Hounding Up the Indians, S AX F RANH.** X), October 2.-A special „ „ .. , _ * ! ® the LulltUn f r»m Tucson says : S. 8. Coleman, who arrived this morning, reports that Mike Noonan, a rancher, was killed yesterday hy the Apaches in his cabin on the east ai«le of the Dragoon Mountains just north of the middle pass. He ahx> reports that a large body or Indian* were seen iu the Dragoon Mountains last night Coroner Matthews telegraphed for inform* tion to Lieutenant Rolx;rts, of Fort Bowie and received the following reply ' Fort Bowie, October 2.—Three com panics of troops and Crawford with his sx-outs are supposed to be iu the Dragoon Mountains. Everything possible is being «loue to round up the Indian*. An cu counter between the troops and Indians now- seems imminent. * -- » The Indian Situation. Albiqceeoce. N M (Vtohcr•*>—(* Tritl«» r x • " '° %er * ' ° rizona, and Governor Ross, of ^ ew Mexico, had a conference to-day aud considered the Indian situation. It was deteimine«! to put the militia of the two Territories iu the field and co-operato without reference to Territorial hound-«r >«»• It was also decided to octmnv as nearly as possible every waterin ' t>! the hostile-infected districts. ♦ Delivery System. Cincinnati. October 1 -I n «„ - i i 21 letter* bad been handled hy iL7' o * nati post-office under the inn Y » 1U< a D * system. Of these 13 we" mtifed ______ post-offices, one going a diTtYnrY' ni-'/u' 11 miles. ree Cincinnati and 11 came from other offices" Moat of then* were for distent points from ' Civil Service Examination. Washington, October 1.— « »n the <*th inst. tbe Civil Service Commissioners will conduct an examination here fur the *»1»^. \ tion of pertains to fill vac am ies in th» new I intelligence bureau ot tl^* War Depart' I ment. This division is similar to the one already in existen«*e in the Navy Depart i ment. The examination will test th e knowledge of candidates «>n military affairs. I This div ision will 1* ander the direction of tbe Adjutant General, and in a general way it will be for the purpose ot'collecting information in regard to the stragetic points near the coast of the l mt**«l States at places, lor instant*«-, like Cn»»a, West Indies, etc. ^ ^ Kule Revoked. Washington, October 2.—The Fresident has issue«! the following special rule for , the regulation and improvement of the civil service : "Special rule numlx-r 2. ap proved July lHth. 1^84, i* hereby revoke«! All applicants on any registers for j-*ui or enstoms serv ice who on the first rt.iy <>t November next shall have lx*«-n thereon one year or more shall, in conformity with rule 1«, lx* no long« r eligible tor appoint ment for such register." The special rule which i* now revoked provided that the names of th«»se person «»a the registers of the commission eligible for appointment prior to July 16th, l*v*j, should not be taken off at the «-nd of the year of being enteml thereon, hut should remain on the registers as eligible for ap pointment for two yeats from that dai. without further uoti«*« or examination The Si'vi Civil Service Kill«-. Washington, October 2.—A reporter of the Associated Fress called to-day ujkui C ommissioner Eaton in regard to the new special civil service rule, and the follow ing information was learne«l : Rep.—Was that rule made on tL«* re«-<«m mendation of the Commission ? Eaton.—It was. Rep.—How l«)iig had this subject lieen under consideration ? Eaton.—I cannot answer definitely. I have draf:s of a rule on the subject made in August. Before I left Washington for my summer vacation the matter was much discussed hy the commission. Rep.—What ohje«-t will the rule serve ? Eaton.—It will take off' the registers for certification those of lower grade tbau ap plicants who have received appointments. It can hardly lx; said that it w ill give those to lx- hereatler examined any belter chance for getting appoiutments. because every one is certified for appointment on the basis of bis grade aud regardless of the time of his J examination ; m other words, the liest of those on any new examination are snre to lie marke«! higher than those left from a former examination after the sujxrior one* have been appointed, an«! iu moat recent examinations those competitions are de ) cided over those who compete«! at («inner examinations. The chauge now made wdl prevent them from thinking that the per sons examin«*d more than a year ago are r< tained on the registers in order to give them places. Until this lust spe«-ial rule was made all penous examined from the lx-ginning of the work of the commission have lieen retaine«l on the register*, but all those left on the registers from early ex amination are marked so low that they would have uo chance for appointment, even ha«l not the new special rule lx*cn mad«-. Civil Service Commission. Washington, October I.—In answer to a ijuestion of a report« r ot the \s*>x iati-«l Fress for his opiuion whether the I're*i dent would soon reorganise the commis sion and as to how he would reorganize it. Commissioner Eatou said: "I will give you lay own views Irankiy. without i<i the least assuming to sjx*ek lor the Fresident. My sneeessor will, I presume, lx; ready to enter upon his duties on the 1st of Novem ber. If the Fresident, in view of the un reasonable jealou des whi< h exist, shall «leeni it wise to suptrstxle one or Ixith of tbe other commissioners I think he will tlo so deliberately, freely and at I he projx-r time, ami will not lie coerced either as to time «>r jiersou to be selected by the iui ptulent demands of noisy intenncddlers. Those w ho clamor most al«iut reorganiza tion are uo friends of reform, ami they have but to continue their clamor to make their ieehlems* as manifest as their hos tilities. If he shall place two members of hi* own party on the commission he will not allow any laxity of administration <*r any favoritism on their part to open the way to jiatronage an«i spoils, which is the aim of so many of those most anxious tu help him bring alxnit a speedy reorgamzx tfun. He would, 1 am Mire, deprecate the making ol a precedent for treating tbe office of civil service commissioner a* political und to lx; filled auew by every siuoeeding Fresident. "Yet something must lie cooctded, per haps, to the exigency of the u«-w experi ment, and to au enlightened public opin ion on the suhj«-ct, knowing, as the Fresi dent does, that the work of the commis sion is both new and comjilicated. 1 think he fully apprécia:«» that the new com mission will gain much by serv ing, for a time, with one or more of those familiar with tht works. N«> disguised enemy of reloriu could deal with it more disastrous ly than to bring about au immediate change of all the t-ommissioners.'' Dev enport Endorsed. BliixiKLYN, October 2.—At the meeting of tbe Innejiendent committee to-night, Fresident Cleveland's administration was endotsed and supported. Ira Davenport, the Republican cuudidate for governor of New York, was urged. Rev. Henry Warn Beecher said he was still a iK-intx-rat s*> taras Gtover Cleveland vas concerned, hut a Republican in regard to the state ticket. C'leiirxnce l*npers Issued. Washington, October 1.—The Secretary of the Treasury to-day instructed the Col- lector of Custom* of New York to issue clearance papers to the steamship City ol Mexico, plying lx*tween that port and Honduras, which vessel has ix-eu under surveillance for several w«*eks because of suspicsion, of her being titled out for filibus- tering purposes agaiust Honduras. This action of the Secretary was taken with the approval of the Secretary of State, based on the report from the Col lector of Custom* of New Y'ork that there was no eviiieuce ot any intent on the part of the owners or officers of the steamer to violate the neu- trality laws. --^ m - ' — ■■■■ - Appointment Declined. Washington, (Vtobcr 3.—II. («. Arm strong, of West Virginia, w ho was recently appointed post trader at tbe Crow Imlian agency, in Montana, has declined the ap* jxiintment. He writes to a friertl that he pwed twenty-four hours on tire reserva tion, that the Indians, had nothing to trade, and that there was no money in tbe busi ness, and started for home. Died. .Martine/.. Cala., September Lieut G. A. Cook, of the revenue cutter Corwin. died yesterday at the resi«l«-nce of J- I • G Smith, whose daughter he marrred tbe «lay previous to his decease. He was bunt*! to day.