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SURELY there must be some less expen- ,
Hive and sensible remedy for differences j
between employer and employe than
strikes. _
We confess that we should have more
expectation that the bill to admit South
Dakota and Montana forthwith would pass
both houses than that the President would
approve it.___
With all its foolish chatter about a lack
of water, one fact seems to be clearly
established—there is always enough to
submerge the organ opposite. No one
has ever seen the day that it hadn t "water
on the brain." Whenever our hydrants
fail, tap the Independent head.
Ox the occasion of his recent visit to
Indianapolis Senator Farwell is said to
have presented to President-elect Harrison
the name of Col. Fred. Grant for the
Chinese mission. It is not improbable Col.
Grant will be the American Minister at
the Celestial court under the Harrison ad
Ouk esteemed contemporary, the Inde
pendent, has a system of its own for corral
ing our mountain waters for purposes of
irrigation. It says: "The construction of
reservoirs is made comparatively easy by
the existence of canons which, walled up
at the two ends, would afford ample
capacity for storage." Why, we inquire, i
wall up "the two ends?" Wouldn't one
end do ? _
If the Jamestown convention is as thor
ough a representation of the feeling in
North Dakota on division as the numbers
would indicate, and the expression is
strong and unanimous for division, as the
sense and wish of men of both parties, per
haps the Democrats will consent to the in
evitable and save what good will lis possi
ble for themselves from the people of the
new States._
It was thought that the city had got rid
finally and for good of the small pole nui
sance which for years was used for wire
purposes of one kind and another in various
parts of the city. It seems our people are
again to suffer from this infliction. Poles
of the old telegraph size are being scattered
along our principle streets. Who is doing
it and for what purpose? Has anyone the
authority to put these poles np for wire
support? Who can answer?
In the early settlement of Virginia a
pipe of tobacco was presented to a guest
and he was requested to drink it. So it is
said Sir Walter Raleigh drank a pipe before
his execution. The proper manner of pre
paring and nsing it in those earlier colonial
days was "cut it upon a maple log, to keep
it in a lily pot—a jar of white earth—and
to light the pipe with a splinter of juniper
or a live coal in a pair of silver tongs."
When the Oregon boundary question
was in dispute Senator McDnffie, of South
Carolina, said it would require a tnnnel
five or six hundred miles long under the
Rocky Mountains to reach that country
with a railroad; that the country itself
was not worth a "pinch of snuff." Some
of these despargers of Alaska may as well
think of McDuffie's fate as a prophet and
consider how they will look in future his
Mandebson's bill to establish at Wash
ington some bureau or laboratory for the
investigation of contagious and infectious
diseases, is worthy of general approval.
It will expose and abolish very much of
the abounding quackery and will do much
to prevent those panics which destroy ten
times as much as the disease, oftentimes.
The doctors may possibly think the pre
scription from such a bureau would inter
fere with their business, but life and health
are above business considerations.
Poor Alaska is worse off than the ter
ritories, if such a thing were possible, for
there is no law or recognized title to any
thing, according to Governor Swiueford.
Why could not Congress extend the gen
eral laws of Washington Territory over
Alaska until such time as it could be pro
vided with a code of its own adoption. It
may be difficult to decide what is best to
do, but something mast be done, and Con
gress alone can do it. Crimes of all kinds
abound, and there is neither law or author
ity to keep them in check.
Election is over and we cannot refer to
the administration's brave bearing towards
Hayti a seeking for popularity. We
are bound to think that it is a conscientious
discharge of official duty such as a man is
wont to feel when face to face with another
of his own size. We do not wish to be
understood as willing to pocket an affront
or serious wrong from a weak nation, but
magnanimity and large courage would best
manifest themselves by being patient and
forbearing in such cases and
reserving any more considerable
demonstrations for the most
powerful nations. England has played the
great bully so long that her example has
diseased public sentiment in official circles.
England's bombardment of Alexandria is
one of the most humiliating and wanton
cases ef destruction in modern times. His
tory is full of such instances. Let os as a
nation leave England a monopoly of such
bullying, but carefully make ready to whip
the bully when the proper time comes.
Federation of Railroad Employes.
Pittsburg, December 6. —A movement
is on foot to organize a federation of all
railroad employes in the United States ex
cept conductors. A meeting to that end
will be held in this city in January. It is
expected to have 100,000 members.
Among the features will be an insurance
and strike fund. Strikes are to be controll
ed by the general organization.
At first sight it would look like a waste
of labor te spend the time of the present
short session of Congress on the tariff bill,
for the measure that could pass the Senate
would stand a poor chance in the House
that passed the Mills bill. But there is
more ehaoce for the Senate bill to get
through theHousethan would be supposed.
Sam Randall is not only back in his place,
but he is back in his influence reinforced
by the discomfiture of his enemies
in his own party. But the main »hing to
be noticed is that Cleveland's influence has
! entirely disappeared. His threats no long
! er inspire fear and his promises form no
foundation for hope. Those Democrats
who voted for the Mills bill against their
own conviction on the assuarnce that they
should have a federal office, if their consti
tuents rejected them, may well plead total
failure of consideration and take another
tack that in time will fill
their sails with the breezes of popular
favor. In the changed situation of things
\. e do not believe the Mills bill could pass
the House to-day. There are more politi
cians than statesmen among the Demo
cratic members, about a hundred to one,
and consistency never was the politician's
chief jewel.
But while there is chance for the Sen
ate bill in the House, it could not secure
i the President's signature, nor a majority
enough to pass it over a veto in either
The only purpose, therefore, to be sub
served by the present discussion is the per
fecting of a bill that will accelerate the
passage at the next session. In the Senate
this work can go on well enough, for it can
do more business in a day than the House
does in a week.
Another great difference of the situation
is that members are through talking to the
country and are ready to come down to
business and vote according to conviction.
Old Montana friends will be glad to
learn that Col. Wiley S. Scribner, Secretary
of the Territory under the administration
of President Grant, succeeds himself as Re
corder of Cook county, 111. He was the
unanimous nominee of the Republicans for
a second term and was ie-elected by a ma
jority of nearly 7,000. The Colonel has
discharged the duties of Recorder for nearly
four years and the second term soon to be
entered upon covers an equal period of
time. The office is a very important one,
the staff of clerks under the Recorder num
bering nearly 200, and the business of the
several departments far exceeding in mag
nitude that of any other office of the kind
in the United States. Montana friends
cordially congratulate the Colonel.
The Pioneer Press correspondent, Carle,
is in Washington, prospecting congressmen
to find out what are the chances for the
admission of Dakota. His latest convic
tion is that the only bill hopeful of suc
cess would be some modification of the
omuibus bill, with possibly a provision for
the division of Dakota, if New Mexico
is added. That would make five
new States in one bill, two of
which the Democrats would hope to gain.
The people of Montana will not certainly
object to the inclusion of New Mexico.
They know how to sympathize with any
people suffering Territorial vassalage,
American citizens only in name. If we
had our choice and say, every Territory ex
cept Utah and Alaska should be admitted
forthwith, regardless of numbers. The
chief thing to consider is the sacredness
and importance of political rights and not
the number of people to enjoy and exer
cise them._
When our legislature meets, one of the
earliest acts the members will be called
upon to consider will be a memorial ask
iog the earliest possible admission as a
State under the constitution heretofore
adopted. If this were prepared in advance,
considered by the members generally, of
both parties, and adopted with substantial
unanimity, we apprehend that it wonld
very much strengthen the hands of our
delegate to secure our immediate admis
sion along with South Dakota, leaving
Notth Dakota, Washington and New Mex
ico to come in under enabling acts a year
The idea of an inter-territorial conven
tion, to agitate the admission of the Terri
tories generally, would not be a bad idea.
The governors of the Territories are sup
posed to be interested to retard admission,
but the Delegates in Congress are not.
Why should not these elected representa
tives of the pecple in the Territories get
together and recommend some general
action? Without considering the use of
any violent means to break down the bars
or crowd into the Union, it is confessedly
true that in united and determined action
there is greater assurance of success.
If there is a reasonable prospect of
passing an admission bill for Washington
Territory, it is probable that Senator Stuart
will not insist on his amendment to attach
the Panhandle of Idaho to it. Idaho is
coming out with good claims to national
attention. Her vote at the last election
was considerable larger than that of the
State of Nevada, and while the latter
seems to be on the decline, the former is
steadily advancing.
Rev. Samuel Fbaxcis Smith, the
author of thoee two noble hymns, begin
ning, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," and
"The Morning Light is Breaking," is still
living at the age of 80. "America" was
written in 1832 and first sung at a chil
dren's celebration in the Park street
church in Boston July 4th of that year.
The author has been settled as a Baptist
clergyman at Waterville, Me., and Newton,
Mass. He has also done something at
teaching and editorial work. But his title
to fame rests chiefly and securely on those
two grand old hymns, whose words seem
alive with patriotic devotion.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.'
The Jamestown, North Dakota, conven
tion was a large and earnest body of men
and meant business It matters little
whether it were a mass or delegate conven
tion. The main thiog is^ whether it repre
sents the popu'ar sentiments and convic
tions. Of this last there is no doubt.
The movement of events is well indicated
by the different phases presented
every time the discussion is re
newed. At first the people of the
! North did not care much for admission and
! still less for division. Now they want di
vision and immediate admission as a' a State
without any longer experience with .terri
torial bondage.
The people of North Dakota are right in
all except that immediate admission .is im
possible until a constitution is framed and
accepted. The people of Montana have
gone through with this preparatory stage
and we are s> much in advance.
The matter of holding an inter-Terri
torial convention is one whose importance
cannot be fully determined in advance. If
the present Congress will do its full pres
ent duty, there would be no need of the
convention. It wonld admit at once those
with constitutions already prepared, and
wonld provide as soon as possible for con
ventions to frame constitutions in other
Territories. But it is all uncertain what
this Congress may do, and any failure to
act would be a sufficient ground to demand
an extra session.
At least all the machinery for getting to
gether such a convention should be made
ready, so that it could be set in motion as
necessity may determine. Many things in
dicate that the people of the Northern
States realize as fully as we do the im
portance of admitting the new States, und
it is difficult to see what the Democrats
can hope to gain by longer opposition.
Helena wonld give a hearty welcome to
the delegations of other Territories should
the occasion call them together. Our leg
islature will be in session through January
and February, and it will be known before
the latter month expiresjwhether Congress
is going to do anything.
Right after a presidential election is the
best time to work for the admission of
new States, and before the taking of a new
census. We will get justice now if ever 1
If there is no opposition now we may be
sure that it will be increased opposition
later on.
It seems impossible for the claims of any
single Territory to secure consideration at
the proper time on its merits. Through
all our early history it was impossible to
secure admission of a free State without a
slave State to offset it in the Senate. Now
it looks as if the pairing system was still
to be insisted upon,
If there should be developed a captious
and unreasonable opposition and delay, it
might be well for the several Territories to
consider the question of adopting State
governments and organizing, as did Mich
igan and California, without any interven
tion of Congress. A resolute and united
determination to escape territorial thral
dom will bring Congress to action. Pos
sibly nothing else will.
Scabce a day passes but there is an an
nouncement of some gift or bequest of a
fortune for 6ome new charity. To-day we
hear that a Mrs. Rebecca E. Robertson, of
New York, has left an estate of half a
million to provide a home and the means
to give the poor of that city a summer out
ing. This is one of the charities that the
newspapers of New York took up and com
mended to public favor. It may seem a
small thing to those accustomed to look out
upou the clear sky and verdant
earth to carry car loads or boat loads of
ragged, dirty, hungry and sickly children
ont from the dark and filthy alleys of the
crowded city for a lew hoars' revel in the
sanehine, bat it is like taking them into a
new world, giving a new tarn to the whole
life of bu idreds and drawing them away
from a life of misery and vice. These
sunshine missions from the slums of oar
dark and crowded alleys are as important
as any of the calls from "Greenland's Icy
Mountains" or "India's Coral Strands."
By the resignation of Perry Belmont the
chairmanship of the Foreign Affairs Com
mittee goes to McCreary, of Kentucky
Our foreign affairs, under the present ad
ministration, are chiefly in the bands of
southern men, only recently in rebellion or
in sympathy with it. It is not right in
any consideration of the case. However,
southerners may be natural diplomats,
we have no use tor diplomacy as generally
understood. We want men of high char
acter, education and business skill, without
any adventitious accompaniments of style,
parade, etc. That is a sort of children's
play, which we have outgrown.
The managers of the Grand Army of
the Republic are striving to belittle the
protest that has come np from Democratic
members all over the country against the
covert interference of Republican poli
ticians in the affairs of the organization.—
A mole-hill magnified into a mountain.
In number the dissidents are jnst about
enough to form an awkward squad. The
disgruntled Palmer, of Illinois, has been
shamed to silence by veterans
of the Grand Army of his own
political faith. The Koontz coterie in
Indiana, followers of the defeated
Matson, conclnded on second thought they
didn't want to enlist a Democratic Grand
Army. Instead they decided to form a
Democratic clnb. They can do this and
still remain members of the Grand Army,
which has no politics within the order.
The Hoosier clnb will be fashioned after
the order of the Union Veteran Club, com
posed largely of Grand Army men, all of
whom are Republicans, with purposes
purely political.
Deserting the False Prophet.
Suakim, December 6.— Reports from
Maasowah state that the powerful Ben
and Bogus tribes have deserted the Mahdi
and refused to assist in the siege of Sua
kim. If the English troops defeat the
rebels other tribes will also probably
THE Y. M. C. A.
It is understood that a crisis has come
in the affairs of the Young Men's Christian
Association in this city, and the impend
ing question is, Shall it be sustained or
abandoned? The idea of abandoning it is
disagreeable. It is a case of having taken
hold of the plow and locking back. It
seems as if it would have been better uot
to have begun, than having begun to de
sert the advanced position. The scale of
effort and expense has been laid out to
conform to the importance of the work to
be accomplished aud the personal enthusi
asm of a few earnest men, but uot in ac
cord with any permanent resources. Our
men of wealth are accessible to good, gen
erous impulses, but to keep up a steady
contribution year after year requires some
thing more solid aud durable than impulse.
It needs principle and established convic
tions of duty, such as but few possess.
We hope the work will by no means be
abandoned. It seems as if the proper
thiug to do is to cut down expenses to a
safe, sure basis of reliable income and trust
to growth of resources and activities as the
community increased in numbers, wealth
and Christian principles. When a veesel
has had its sails rent to tatters in a storm
the crew does not abandon the ship, bat
patches up the fragments aud spreads to
the breeze all the canvas that it has,
content to make thiee knots an hour if
ten knots is no longer possible. We re
member well that our city library started
ont with just as full sails aud there seem
ed no eud to the money that could be had
for the object. The canvas was spread
wide for a twelve-month, bat then the
waters shoaled fast and the sound of
breakers indicated close approach to a
rocky coast. Before the wrecl^ came
the course was turned and the ship
with a modest portion of the cargo was
saved. It became a pride and power in
our city, when a fire came that destroyed
it all. But in the years of its humble and
useful mission it had made friends that
would not let it die. It has now been per
manently endowed and has interwoven
itsell with the very fibre of our daily ex
We have never known an instance of
any kind, depending upon annual subscrip
tion, no matter how high and worthy the
purpose, that did not encounter seasons of
dronth and famine. When such times
come the highest duty is uot to despair, but
to save what is possible from the wreck and
set sail again with shortened canvas, tak
ing frequent soundings. We are not sur
prised at the crisis tbat has come. It was
only a question of time. If we had a
dozen Colonel Birds it would have come.
Such a charitable institution needs a
permanent endowment—a place to stand
and work without the constant passiug
around of the hat for means to pay reut.
The day will come when the hat will come
back empty, if it comes at all. Every in
stitution ought to provide for such days, if
it expects a continued existence. The
work must not stop. The quarters insy
be changed from larger to smaller, from
dearer to cheaper. The laborers may be
changed from hired regular ones to volun teer
aud occasional ones, but the good work
must go on and its friends will rally and
days of prosperity will retnrn. Then wi 1
be the time to make some permanent pro
vision. Possibly some one of our many
men of wealth will recognize the Bplendid
opening to erect a monament of enduring
praise to endow the Helena Y. M. C. A. ior
all time.
How strange that this is not thought of
of by those who are rich, and tbat those
who do think of it, don't get rich!
Senator Blair seems to be the author or
medinm of introducing into congress
measures to embody every philanthropic
idea tbat looks well upon its face. We
think be often overdoes the business, as he
did in tbat act requiring that all schools in
the Territories should specially teach the
evils of drinking and smoking. It strikes
us much the same in regard to his contem
plated bureaus of information. It
will create another batch of offices to be
filled and this tendency is to be discour
aged. It seems to be forgotten that we
bave newspapers and that their agents go
everywhere in search of news of all kinds
and spread it everywhere forthwith. Why ?
Ten thousand bureaus of information could
not do half as mach as our newspapers are
doing right along. Government officers
with assured liberal salaries do not possess
the enterprise of the newspaper employe
working for daily bread and reputation.
It may be contended that the random in
formation of newspapers is not reliable.
Publicity is the sorest method of insuring
truth and reliability. Admitting all the
itching for sensationalism, the constant
dread of exposure of every falsehood, loss
of reputation and business, act as a guaran
tee to the pnblic, to say nothing about the
liability for libel suits.
For anything that requires dispatch and
inventive enterprise, the government is
outdone every time. Look at our census
information—one volume first issued eight
years after it was gathered ! What is it
good for when it comes out ? It is like
getting to the depot an hour after the train
has left.
There L. much well-founded dissent from
the tendency of government towards fra
ternalism. People mast learn to depend
on themselves for most things in order to
gain self-reliance and independence.
But the main objection to the govern
ment taking this matter in hand ia that it
coaid not after its cost and trouble keep
up with the newspaper press or do half as
mach work._
Southwest Rate War.
New York, December 6. —It transpires
that at the meeting of directors of the
Missouri Pacific, yesterday, dissatisfaction
was expressed with the condition of affairs
in the Southwest. An order was passed
for the immediate restoration of rates and
a conference with other roads looking to
an end of the disastrous war.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Washington, December 6.—A state
ment from the director of the mint in re
sponse to Senator Stewart's resolution of
last session as to the amount of silver bul
lion offered monthly to the government
since 1878, was presented and ordered
A communication from the Secretary of
State, with a certified copy of the final as
certainment of the Presidential electors in
Kansas, was presented. The presidiug
officer asked the opinion of the Senate) this
being an entirely new proceeding) as to the
disposition to be made of the papers,
whether they would be entered ou the
journal or placed in the archives of the
Senate. They were finally referred to the
committee on privileges and elections.
The Senate resumed the consideration of
the tariff bill beginning with earthenware
and glassware. McPherson said, to his
mind, the rates of dnties provided for in
the Senate bill were an increase on exist
ing rates of more than ten per cent. His
own State was largely interested in those
industries but didn't believe they neet'^d
the amount of protection proposed. The
Mills bill, be thought, accorded to them all
the protection they needed.
UNO amendment was made to that sche
dule, and the schedule relating to metals
was taken up.
Plumb moved to reduce the rate on
beams, girders, joists, from one and one
tenth cents a pound to eight-tenths.
Formai notice of the resignation of Per
ry Belmout to accept the ministry to Spain
was received.
The report of the committee ou the
President's message, referring its parts to
appropriate committees, was received.
The House went into committee of the
whole, (Springer in the chair,) ou the di
rect tax bill.
Washington, December 7.—It was or
dered when the House adjourned to-day it
be till Monday.
The committee ou appropriations re
ported the invalid pensions appropriation
bill. Referred to the committee of the
The committee on elections submitted a
report in the South Carolina contested
election case of Smalls against Elliott.
Calendar. It finds in favor of Elliott. The
minority resolution provides for the ser.t
iog'of Smalls.
House went into committee of the
whole on the private calendar, the pend
ing basisess being the Senate bill to incor
porate the Nicaragua Canal Co.
Spinall, of New York, offered an amend
ment, striking out the clause which auth
orized the company to exercise such pow
ers as had been conferred upon it by the
government of Nicaraugua. If this was to
be a stock jobbing affair, he said, the sooner
it was known the better. No one knew what
agreement between Nicaragua and the
company was. Cox, ot New York, who ex
pressed .ignorance of the facts upon
which his colleagne predicted his
statement tbat this was a stock
jobbing affair. He urged the im
portance of its passage from a commercial
tandpoint. Farquhar, of New York, de
clared it would place in the bands of the
United States the key of the South Amer
ican and Indian trade. Let the United
States show to the Congress of
the three Americas which would
soon meet iu this city, that instead
of empty phraseology of the resolution of
the community and good will of the gov
ernment bas .opened to the two Americas
sonth of the United States a highway cost
ing $100,000,000, backed by the sentiment
of the Fiftieth Congress. [ Applause.]
Adams, of Illinois, contended tbat the
clause which the amendment proposed to
strike out didn't confer any dangerous au
thority and that it was neceseary in order
that the work should be succesfully accom
Spinola said all he desired with regard
to this bill was that it should be perfected.
He did not want to lend himself to the
passage of a bill which would oue day rise
up and haunt Congress. It might make
this government financially responsible.
Reed, of Maine, denied this.
Alaskan Coal Monopoly.
Washington, December6.—Gov. Swine
ford, of Alaska, in a letter to the Secretary
of the Interior, represents that through
what he believes to have been, to say the
least, an absurd decision of the late Jndge
of the U. S. Court for Alaska, private
parties have secured possession of the gov
ernment wharf at Sitka and now monopolize
the coal trade. He says vessels of the
Pacific Coast Steamship Co. refuse to land
coal for anybody but parties in possession
of the wharf, and they iu consequence are
extorting exorbitant prices. The Governor
asks that the senior naval officer, stationed
there, be authorized to supply the civil
authorities with coal at cost.
Investigating Alaska.
Washington, December 7.— The House
committee on merchant marine and fisheries
has determined to take action relative to
the alleged perpetration of ontrages upon
\he persons of females aud restraint of
liberty said to exist in Alaska. At the last
session of Congress a committee was au
thorized to make an investigation into the
far seal fisheries of Alaska and inquire
whether the contract allowing the Alaska
Seal Company the exclusive right to take
fur seals had been violated, etc.
Congress adjourned before the investiga
tion had been concluded and the commit
tee then was unable to report At the
meeting to-day the committee determined
before making a report it wonld call before
it the persons making the statements con
cerning the condition of afiairs said to
exist in Alaska and examine them upon
the subject at an early date.
Barrows of Michigan.
Washington, December 7.—A united
delegation from Michigan will arge the
choice of Congressman Barrows for Speaker
of the Fifty-first Congress.
U nited States War Ships to Sail for
WASHINGTON, December 7.— Secretary
Whitney this morning admitted frankly
that he had ordered three naval vessels
got ready as soon as possible to start for
Hayti. He added, "the Haytian authori
ties referred the case of the seized steamer
Haytiau Republic to the government.
We have reached a decision and tbat in
short is, they have got to give her up. It
was unfortunate that yellow fever broke
out on the Boston while was at Port au
Prince and compelled to leave that climate,
otherwise the matter might have been set
tled before no.
Secretary Whitney yesterday sent tele
graphic instructions to Rear Admiral
Gherard, commandant at the New York
Navy Yard, to bave the ships Richmond
and Yantic prepared for sea as rapidly as
possible. The idea is have them ready so
they can sail direct for Hayti early next
week. Orders have also been issued for
Rear Admiral Luce, commandiug the
North Atlantic Squadron, to t-ansftr his
Hag from the Galena tc the Richmond, and
use that vessel as his flagship of the expe
Orders were issued this afternoon to the
commandant of the Norfolk navy yard to
prepare the U. S. steamer Ossipee for sea
service as soon as possible. She will be |
sent to Port au Prince unless something '
happens in the meantime to render it un- r
necessary. Secretary Endicott had an in
terview with Secretary Whitney this
morning, and a rumor started that it had
been decided to send a number of troops to
Hayti to assist the uaval forces, but sub
sequently it was ascertained that there
was no foundation for the report.
Washington, December 7.—It is learned
this afternoon that the action of Secretary
Whitney in ordering a fleet of vesiels to
prepare for an expedition to Hayti is due,
not so much to the refusal on the part of
that government to comply with the re
quest to release the American vessel seized,
as to the dilatory tactics adopted by the
Haytian authorities in dealing with the
question. The position taken by this gov
ernment is understood to be that as the
Haytian authorities referred arbitration of
the case to this government they are vir
tually bound by its decision, and that
when they were informed by this govern
ment that they had no legal right to seize
and detain the Haytien Republic they
should have accepted the situation aud re
leased the vessel. While they have not
refused to do this they are, it is said, acting
in such a procrastinating way as to indi
cate a strong disinclination to accept the
judgment against them.
Action at Jamestown, Dakota---In
ter-Territorial Convention
Jamestown, Dak., December 6. —At the
statehood convention last evening, resolu
tions were adopted favoring the division of
Dakota Territory on the seventh parallel,
and the immediate admission of the north
ern portion into the Union as North Dako
ta. In case the present Congress fails to
provide for admission the President-elect is
requested to call special session of Congress
for the purpose. Sonth Dakota, Montana
and Washington are respectively invited to
co-operate with the committee chosen to
arrange for an inter-territorial convention,
which will probably be called at Helena,
As to Chinese.
Washington, December 6. —Assistant
Secretary Maynard, in a letter to the Col
lector of Customs at San Francisco, says:
While the Chinese merchants are not af
fected by the Chinese exclusion act, the
department must decline to issue instruc
tions in regard to the manner of identify
ing Chinese merchants on their arrival in
the United States. He says also in regard
to the department's previous instructions
relating to certificates which may, for con
venience, be issued to Chinese persons
other than laborers : that the collector has
full authority to disregard them, especially
so in view of his intimation that sach cer
tificates are fraudulently used by Chinese
Pacific Railroad Bills.
Washington, December 7. —The House
committee on the Pacific roads has decid
ed to press the consideration of the Pacific
railroad funding bill at as early a day as
possible. Oath waite, chairman of the com
mittee, is confident of the passage of the
bill by a good majority. If it can be
brought to a vote, the work of the commit
tee be will practically completed. Several
bills relating to Pacific railroads are before
it, bat as there is no possibility of their being
taken up by the House at this late day it
is probable no action will be taken upon
them by tha committee.
It Cut the Rates.
Chicago, December 7.—A statement
published this morning is to the effect that
the Michigan Central railroad has been
making a secret cut in rates on grain to
the east. This cansed an investigation by
the leading officers of the raad. They as
sert that the road is the victim of a con
spiracy between one or more of its clerks
and a representative of a prominent board
of trade firm, by which grain was shipped
at a concession of 2] cents per bushel from
the regular rate. Forgery is charged in
connection with the matter, and the Mich
igan Central people threaten sensational
Heavy Merchandise Shipment.
New York, December 7.— The largest
shipment of freight ever forwarded to the
West at one time to oue consignee will
leave this city to-night. It is composed of
two special trains, one of twenty-three
cars loaded solid with dry goods consigned
to a new firm in Tacoma, W. T., and the
other eixteen can loaded with coffee. It
is expected to make the trip in twenty
days. The shipment is valned at $200,000.
Sale of Horses.
New Yobk, December 6.—The sale of a
portion of the Dwyen Bros.' stable was
begun to-day. The following prices were
realized: Tea Tray, $2,400; Fallston,
$3,900; Prospect, $500; Hemlock, $535;
Paris, $350.
Witnesses Before the Commission
London, December 6. —Upon the reas
sembling of the Parnell commission, Pat
rick Malloy, arrested in Dublin for refus
ing to obey a subpœna calling upon him to
give evidence, was brought before the jus
tices who committed him to prison.
A Laborer named Burke was called, who
stated that at a meeting in Clonbar of big
branch of the League it was decided that
Lord Mountmorres should be done away
with. A proposal to do away with
with Lynch was rejected. On the day of
of the murder a member of the League
named Sweeney asked the witness to assist
in killing Lord Mountmorres. The wit
ness refused. On tli9 evening of that day
another member told witness that he ex
pected Lord Mountmorres to be put away
that night. Witness afterward promised
Sweeney, Mulroe, Fallon and Murphy, all
members of the League, that he might as
sist them in doing away with Mountmorres.
Later in the night he saw Mulroe, who
had been wounded in the hand. Mulroe
said he had done away with Lord Mount
morres. On cross-examination the witness
said he could not swear there wasajbranch
of the League at Clonbar before the mur
der. There was some kind of a branch,but
it might have been a secret society. Il
was the same which the witneishad juiced
fourteen or fifteen years ago. He promised
he might assist in the murder because te
did not like to give a bad answer, but te
could not say his promise was gneu ow
ing to the oath he had taken.
London, Decembsr 7.— Patrick Molloy s
who refused to obey the subpieua of the
Times to give evidence before the Parnell
Commission, and was arrested and brought
from Dublin, was placed in the witness
box, when the Commission assembled to
day, guarded by the police. Attorney Web
ster, for the Times, examined him at length,
but didn't succeed in extracting any evi
dence. Molloy met all the Attorney
General's questions with a blank denial or
profession of ignorance. On cross-exami
nation by Michael Davitt, Molloy stated
that the solicitor's clerk in Dublin prom
ised him money if he would try to crim
inate Davitt, either by true or false evi
Davitt asked the witness if it was a
common belief in Ireland that agents of the
Times and government were traying to ob
tain evidence by bribes aud threats. Jus
tice Hannen overruled the question.
They Will be Scattered by the Chicago
Chicago, December 8. —At a meeting of
anarchists, held last night, a call for a mass
meeting to be held to-morrow at 54 West
Lake street was issued. It is announced
that in case the police should interfere
with this meeting an adjournment will be
taken to Hay mark et Square, the scene of
the historical bomb throwing, and that an
open air meeting will be held
there. Trouble is anticipated. Chir'
of Police Hubbard to day issned an orde.
bolding nearly the entire city police ot
1,500 men in reserve at the various Gâ
tions, ready to be concentrated at any
given point on short notice. When asked
what he proposod to do, Chief Hubbard
said: "They will not meet either at 54
West Lake street or in Haymarket square,
nor for that matter, will they meet any
where in ch.cago, either in a hall or in the
open air. If they attempt it there will be
a fight.
"We positively will not allow any an
archist meetings. More than that, I am
making a fall list of all saloons and halls
where anarchists congregate, and will
recommend to the mayor that their licenses
be revoked. There can be no temporizing
and no hesitancy. From this time on any
anarchist meeting will be broken np or
prevented. I don't think they want to
fight very badly, but if they do they can
have all they want."
Josephite Mormons.
Chicago, December 8.—The Chicago
branch of Latter Day Saints, to the
□amber of about a dozen, assembled here
this morning. This comprises about half
the enrolled membership. Bri ef exercises
this morning were conducted by Elder F.
M. Cooper, of Braidwood. They consisted
of prayer and informal talks amoDg the
members. Elder Cooper will preach dar
ing the session, which will continue over
to-morrow. Elder J. C. Foss, of Independ
ence, Mo., and one of the "Seventy" is in
attendance. It is expected that Alexander
P. Smith, of Lamont, Iowa, sun of the orig
inal Joseph, and member of the quorum of
"Twelve," will also be here. These claim
to be the original Mormons, bnt nnlike the
saints of Salt Lake, they do not believe
in the plurality of wives.
A Polyg Pardoned
Washington, December 8.— The Fresi
ident has pardoned F C. Boyer, convicted
in Utah of unlawful cohabitation.
West Virginia Democrats Still Dis*
Charleston, W. Va., December 8.—The
county court in the matter of a recount in
this (Kanawha) county decided at noon to
day in favor of the original count in
Charleston city, Alum county, and St. Al
bany precints and to reject a recount in
these precincts, also to throw out Lewis
ton and Cealbnrg precincts aud accept a
recount in the balance of the precincts in
the county. By this McGinnis, ( Kep
has a majority iu the Third Congressional
district of 29. The matter will be taken
to the Circuit court by the Democrats.
Druggists, and Dealers,EvbwwherEj
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