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Eighth Day-*-January 21st. Council. The Council was called to order at 10 o'clock this morning pursuant to adjourn ment on Friday. Quorum present. Prajer by chaplain. Minutes ol Friday read, corrected and adopted. Notices of bills were given as follows: By Kennedy—Bill in relation to the du ties of county attorneys. By Conrad—Bill for an act for the pay ment of bounties tor certain stock-killing animals. By Middleton—A bill for an act in rela tion to laborer's liens. President Cole called Mr. Middleton to occupy the chair for a short time. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. Brown, of Beaverhead, introduced C. B. No. 2, providing for an act amending sec tion 1973, 5th division, Compiled Statutes of Montana, relating to the duty of asses sors to collect statistics. Read second time dy title and referred to the printing com mittee. , Bickford introduced C. B. No. 3, to amend Section 754, Code of Civil Procedure, Compiled Statutes of Montana, relating to astachments in Justices' Courts. Read second time by title and referred to print ing committee. Bickford introduced C. B. No. 4, to amend Chapter 9, Fifth Division, Laws of Montana, to allow women to be admitted to practice as attorneys at law. Read sec ond time by title and referred to printing committee. Kennedy moved to take a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. Carried. AFTERNOON SESSION. Council was called to order promptly at 2 o'clock. Quorum present. C. J. R. No. 5 was the special order of business for this hour, relating to the printing of 1,000 copies of the Governor's message. Thompson, of Deer Lodge, moved that this subject of printing in the resolution, ai presented by Collins, of Choteau and Cascade, be indefinitely postponed. Sec onded by Hatch. Lost by a tie vote, Thompson, Republican, of Silver Bow, voting with the Democrats. Thompson of Silver Bow moved that for the present the printing of this be laid upon the tabic Middleton moved as an amendment that this resolution be post poned for one week from to day and made special order for Monday, Jan. 28, at 11 o'clock. Seconded by Conrad. Brown ejected saying that the Governor was not supposed to send in all his mes sages by that time. Middleton stated that with the consent of the second he would make the time un til Friday of next week. Thompson, ol Deer Lodge, stated that to lay the bill on the table was unamendable. The motion of Thompson, of Silver Bow, was carried by the following vote. Ayes, seven, nays five. NOTICES. Brown gave notice that he would intro duce a bill providing for the permanent fixing and determining of the boundary line and point in the Middle Fork of Stony creek, where Deer Lodge and Silver Bow counties corner. Hoffman gave notice that he would in troduce a bill regarding the building of free bridges. President Cole announced the appoint ment of the following extra clerks: R. L. Davis, A. D. Brown, J. L. Jenson, E. S. Walker. Adjourned. House. Called to order at 2 p. m. by the Speaker. Carver and Joslyn absent. Hunt presented a petition from the Mon tana Bar Association which states that at a recent meeting of that body held in Helena, it was resolved, as the sense of the associa tion, that the common law so far as possi ble should be reduced to the form of stat ute; that a codification of the. political, civil and criminal law and on practice should be provided for by the Legislature. Referred to the judiciary committee. The following reports were received and adopted: From Johnson, committee on labor, edu cation and federal relations, with a substi tute. Substitute adopted on motion of Blakeley. From Congdon, committee on printing. NOTICES. By Pickman—Bill for an act to regulate practice of medicine and surgery; to license surfgtons and to punish persons violating thisact. By Rea to provide for the payment of bounties. By Haskell—a bill for an act to provide for the transfer of certain moneys to the general fund and to amend Section 1,528 of the Fifth Division of the General Laws and to create a Territorial Board of Equal ization. Hunt introduced H. B. No. 2, an act to prohibit certain gambling games and fixing the penalty for the violating of this bill. Read first and sec ond time and referred to printing commit tee. A message was received from the Coun cil giving notice of bills. On account of sickness in his family Jos lyn, of Deer Lodge was granted a leave of absence. Adjourned until ten o'clock to-morrow. Ninth Dav--January 22. Council. MORNING SESSION. Council called to order at 10 o'clock pur suant to adjournment. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. Collins, chairman of committee on joint rules called attention to certain errors in the rules as printed and suggested num bers of corrections that manifestly should be made. Kennedy stated that proof of the pam phlet should have been sent to the commit tee on printing, but that was not done. COMMITTEE ON ENROLLMENT. Thompson, of Deer Lodge, chairman of the committee on enrollment, stated he was instructed to report that C. J. R. No. 1, which was referred to his committee, had been examined and the same found cor rectly enrolled. NOTICES. Kennedy gave notice that at some future time he would introduce C. B. No. 5, amending Chapter 101, Fifth Division, Compiled Statutes of Montana, relating to roads and highways. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. Kennedy introduced C. B. No. 3, for an act relating to the duties of county attor neys in divorce cases. MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE. A message from the House gave notice of the introduction of the following bills. By Haskall, to provide for the transfer of certain moneys into the general fund, and to amend section 1528 of the 5th divis ion of general laws; to créât a territorial board of equalization, prescribing its duties, as well as those of certain county officers. By Pickman, to regulate the practice of medicine and surgency in the Territory of Montana, and to license physicians and surgeons, and punishing persons violating the act. By Rea, providing for the payment of bounties for the destruction of certain ani mals. By Hunt, H. B. No. 2, an act to prohibit certain gambling games and fixing the on of the to less in tion the the ond may out be of sons the the the port A. and ies ary fin the 10 to penalty for violating the same. Read first and second times and referred to printing committee. And the return of C. J. M. No. 3, with substitute, as adopted by the House. Middleton i tated that House substitute, No. 1, lor C. J. M. No. 3, had not been passed in the House and moved that the Council joint memorial with the House substitute be returned to the House for change of the history of the bill. Seconded by Brown and unanimously carried. EXECUTIVE MESSAGE. A message from the Governor was re ceived transmitting reports as follows: From the School Text Book Commission, Board of Stock Commissioners, Veterinary Surgeon. Recorder of Marks and Brands and Superintendent of Public Instruction. The several reports were appropriately referred. Kennedy, from committee on enrollment, reported joint resolution, in reference to the furnishing of papers, postage, etc., not pro vided for by the Government, as passed by the two houses and signed by the Speaker of the House, and placed it before the President of the Council for his signature. Middleton objected to the president signing the resolution and asked that the history of the resolution be read. He then withdrew his objection and the resolution was signed by the president. Recess till 2 o'clock. AFTERNOON SESSION. Kennedy, chairman of the committee on enrollment, reported C. J. R. No. 1., for the appropriation of $1,000 for payment of sta tionery, printing etc., was presented to the Governor for his signature at 11 a. m. to day. Collins, chair main committee on printing, reported that the rules had been carefully examined and with certain exceptions were correct. Bickford, chairman of committee on federal relations, reported that his com mittee had drawn up a memorial to be pre sented to congress for admitting Montana as a State. NOTICES. Thompson, of Deer Lodge, gave notice of the introduction of a bill to-wit: To estab lish a Territorial board of examiners of surgeons. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. Brown, of Beaverhead, introduced C. B. No. 6, an act to determine the boundaries of certain counties. Kennedy, of Jefferson, introduced C. B. No. 7, providing for printing and distribut ing ballots at public expense and to regu late voting at Territorial and other elections. A message from the Governor announced that he had approved C. J. R. No. 2 for the appropriation of $1,000 to pay for printing, stationery, etc., not provided for by the Government. H. J. R. No. 3, providing for the appoint ment of extra watchmen, was received from the house, read and passed under sus pension of the rules. House. Session began at 10 o'clock. After the usual preliminaries Garrett, of Choteau and Cascade, presented a petition from stock growers of Northern Montana ask ingjthejpassage of a bounty law. Gillette reported C. J. R. No. 1, for extra printing, correctly enrolled. Garrett, from the committee on towns, counties and highways, reported on that part of the Governor's message referring to timber, game and fish, and recommended that these matters be made the subject of legislation. The report con cluded in Dean Swift style, "To show by one satiric touch, No Nation wanted it so much,'' with the recommendation that "in view of the excellent qualities of fish as brain food the legislature take steps to have more fully stocked with the finny tribe the depleted waters of Montana." NOTICES of bills were given as follows: By Murray, to establish a Territorial hospital for the insane. By Hunt, concerning county treasurers. By Blakely, to change the boundary line between Gallatin and Madison coun ties. H. B. No. 1. relating to taxation and assessors, having been yesterday reported printed, was referred to the judiciary com mittee. Swiggett introduced H. J. R. No. 2, au thorizing the appropriation of $100 for the printing of 500 copies of the Governor's message in pamphlet form. Read and re ferred to the committee on printing. a INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. By Congdon, H. B. No. 3, to protect game and fish and for the creation of the office of game and fish warden, to be appointed by county commis sioners, hold office from three to nine months at a salary not more than $100 nor less than $75 per month, and to receive rewards offered by law for informing on violators. Read twice and referred to the printing committee. By Haskell, H. B. No.4,providing that Oc tober 1st annually the county commissioners shall transfer all unexpended balances in the road, poor and school funds to the general fund; to take effect at once. Murray objected to further considera tion of the bill and began to state his ob jections when he was called to order by the Speaker, an objection not being de batable. The House refused to sustain the objection and the bill was read a sec ond time and ordered printed. By Haskell, H. B. No. 5, to amend section 1,528 Fifth Division General Laws. It provides that no person shall be allowed to take books or other matter from the Law Library, except, First, lawyers or judges to take books to court room and return. the same day; second, legislators may use books during session but will be personally re sponsible for their safe return, third, all persons of good moral character may use books in library; fourth, all prac ticing lawyers in good standing may take out not more than four books at a time, to be returned in twenty days, on a deposit of $10 with the librarian; to take effect at once. Read twice and ordered printed. By Pickman, H. B. No. 6, to regulate the practice of medicine in Montana, license physicians and surgeons and punish per sons violating this act. This anticipates the presentation of the bill prepared by the Territorial Association of Medical Men, but is the same in intent, though stricter in its provisions. Read twice and referred to the printing committee. SCHOOL TEXT BOOKS. ▲ communication was received from the Governor, transmitting the re port of the School Text Book Commission, consisting of Messrs. A. C. Logan, R. H. Howey and J. H. Myers. The report recommends a change in readers, grammars, geographies, arithmetics, and word books now in use and the substi tution therefor of the following text books: McGuffey's Revised Readers, Short Stud ies in English No. 2, Green's Elementary Grammar, Shou p's Graded Speller, Fish's Arithmetic Nos. 1 and 2, Barnes' Element ary Geography, Barnes' Complete Geogra phy, Young People's Philosophy (new Path fin her No. 2), Steele's Hygiene. For ontside schools: "Civics for Yonng People" and "Graphic" drawing system. Harvey's English Grammar and Eclectic Book-keeping. Communication and report referred to the committee on education, labor and lederal relations. or it on give 3 give day for . of time two of ht the the Deer No. sion tive of like to two extra nedy, chair, arose bill sion the and with other of tions. cil, and H. extra was the read first M. the been the for re the by the the on of The speaker signed C J R No. 1 providing for extra printing. The speaker announced the appointment of the following assistant clerks: Frank H. Crowell, of Fergus county; J. F. Kelley, of Missoula; John E. Kennedy, of Custer county. • Recess until two o'clock. AFTERNOON SESSION. The House resumed at two o'clock. Joslyn, of Deer Lodge, absent since Satur day, answered the roll call. Notices ot the introduction of bills were given as follows: By Haskell, to repeal subdivision five of section one of the license law. By Waite, to establish iboundary lines of Fergus county. A communication was received from the Council, transmitting House substitute for C. J. M. No. 3, peiitioning Congress for the grant of the Fort Ellis military reserva tion, which, though adopted, had not boen passed by the House and was returned for final action. On motion of Blakely the rules were suspended, the memorial was considered engrossed and placed upon its final passage. It was passed by a unani mous vote. Title agreed to. Davis introduced H. J. R. No. 3, provid ing for the appointment of an extra watch man or janitor for each House, to be ap pointed by the President of the Council and Speaker of the House and each to re ceive $4 per day. to be paid out of the Territorial treasury. Read twice, rules suspended, read third time and passed by a vote of 22 to 1, Moore voting in the neg ative. Title agreed to. Gillette reported C. J. R. No. 1, for extra printing, as having been presented to the Governor for his signature. Adjourned. Tenth Day---January 23rd. Council. MORNING SESSION. Council was called to order at ten o'clock pursuant to adjournment. Roll call. Quorum present. Hoffman absent. Prayer by Chaplain. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. Thompson, chairman of committee on elections reported as follows: Mr. President: Your committee on elec tions to whom was referred portions of the Governor's message referring to "politics in State institutions" and "reform in Election Laws," would state that they have had the subject under consideration and re port as follows: Your committee find there are do public institutions exclusively under the control of the Territory; hence are unable to submit any recommendation or comment relative to politics in State Institutions. The question of adequate and fair election laws and electional re form is considered of great importance by your comitttee. The expediency of enact ing such laws as will insure a free, fair and full expression of the will of the people em bodying the experience of the older States will doubtless commend itself to the judg ment of the Legislative Assembly. Meas ures are already introduced, others are in process of introduction by members of the assembly which, it is believed, will receive careful consideration. In view of this fact your committee deem it unnecessary to formulate and present any measure bearing upon this subject at present. Very respectfully, Thompson, Cnairman. Collins, chairman of the committee on printing, reported that they have examined Council Bills Nos. 2 and 3 and find the same correctly printed. Kennedy moved that C. B. No. 2 be re ferred to committee on agriculture and manufactures, and C. B. No. 3 to committee on judiciary. NOTICES. By Brown —Mr. President: I hereby give notice that on to-morrow I will in troduce a bill amending Section 302, 3 Division, Compiled Statutes of Montana, relating to separate trials of criminals. By Kennedy— Mr. President: I hereby give notice that to-morrow or some future day I will introduce a bill to amend Sec tions 1613 and 1614, 3 Division, Compiled Statutes of Montana, relating to contracts for the care of poor. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. Thompson, of Deer Lodge, introduced C. . No. 9, an act to establish a Territorial board of examiners to regulate the practice of medicme in Montana. Read second time by ti'leand referred to the printing committee. Thompson moved to take a recess until two o'clock. Carried. AFTERNOON SESSION. Hatch, chairman of committee on Terri torial affairs, to whom was referred the Governor's message relative to the killing of bison, reported that at some future day ht would introduce a bill to provide against the killing of same. Bickford, chairman of the committee to whom was referred C. B. No. 6, relating to the boundaries of Missoula, Silver Bow, Deer Lodge and Beaverhead counties, re commended the passage of the bill with amendments. Brown of Beaverhead introduced C. B. No. 10, amending Section 302, Third divi sion of compiled Statutes of Montana, rela tive to separate trials of criminals. Read second time and referred to the judiciary committee. Placed on general orders. Kennedy introduced the following bill: Council Concurrant Resolution No.- 1— providing that a joint committee of three of the Council be appointed to act with a like committee from the House to examine the accounts of the Territorial Auditor and Treasurer; Said committee authorized to appoint one or two experts, if in its judgment the em ployment of such is necessary. Adopted. The President signed H. J. R, No. 3, for extra janitors. President Cole appointed the following committee to examine the books of the Territorial Auditor and Treasurer: Ken nedy, Conrad and Hatch. Council went into committee of the whole, Thompson, of Silver Bow, inthe chair, to consider C. B. No. 6, to determine certain county boundaries. Committee arose and recommended the passage of the bill an amended. H. J. R. No. 2, for printing the Gov ernor's message, was passed under suspen sion jf rules by a vote of 10 to 2. Adjourned. House. Morning session opened at ten o'clock in the usual form. Congdon, from the printing committee, reported H. B. No. 2, Hunt's gambling bill, correctly printed. Referred to the ways and means committee. H. J R. No. 2, au thorizing the printing of ths Governor's me-sage, was referred back to the House with the recommendation that it and all other resolutions be not printed. Report adopted. H. J. R. No. 2 ordered engrossed. Moore gave notice of a bill for an act to provide for the registration of the names of electors and to prevent fraud at elec tions. A message was received from the Coun cil, announcing that C. J. R.No.l.for extra printing, had been signed by the President and approved by the Governor; also that H. J. R. No. 3, for the appointment of extra janitors, had passed the Council and was transmitted to the House for final en rollment The latter resolution was ordered enrolled. In the Council communication was a message from the Governor, addressed to the presiding officers of both houses, which read as follows : "My attention has been called to the a a for H. were of of the for the boen for the was its ap re the rules by neg the on the in had re re by in the at on statute law as found in Section 270, Fourth Division, Chapter 13 of the Compiled Statutes of Montana, page 580. with refer ence to the killing of buffalo or bison with in certain counties in said Territory. "I am advised that there are in the Yel lowstone National Park considerable num bers of this species of animal, and with the view to prevent and save them from extermination, the Congress of the United States heretofore made provision for their protection while on the soil of that park* and the statute of Montana referred to has been a supporting help to the law of the United States, and to those intrusted with its execution. "It will be seen that the act of Montana will expire 21st of February, 1888. The migratory character of that animal is such that at certain seasons of the year they stray abroad from their usual home grounds and hence may be found without the pale of the United States' guardian care. "I recommend that the legislative as sembly re-enact said statute of 1879 and enlarge its provisions and inhibitions bo as to apply to the entire Territory of Mon tana. Respectfully, P. H. Leslie" On motion the message was referred to the committee on elections and Territorial affairs. H B. No. 7 introduced by Haskell, pro viding for the repeal of subdivision 5 of an act to amend an act entitled an act con cerning licenses, was read twice and ordered printed. Recess till 2 o'clock. AFTERNOON SESSION. House resumed at 2 o clock. A petition was received from citizens of Cascade, Fergus, Choteau, Meagher and other counties, praying the passage of bounty law. Read and referred to the committee on agriculture manufactures and stockgrowing. The committee on elections and Terri torial affairs reported on that part of the Governor's message relating to elections, and recommended careful consideration of the bills introduced and to be introduced on this subject. Davis gave notice of a bill for the relief of A. C. Logan, R H. Howey and J. H. Myers, the gentlemen comprising the School Text Book Commission. H. J. R. No. 2, providing for the printing of the Governor's message, was read third time and passed by a vote of 22 to 1, Mr. Speaker voting in the negative. [Mr. Mantle says his reasons for voting nay on this resolution are that the message, as an executive document, has already received sufficient circulation through the press and that, if the purpose is to sand it abroad as an advertising document, it is defective in that it pays no attention to mining, the chief industry of the Territory.—Rep ] The Speaker signed H. J. R. No. 3, pro viding for the employment of extra jani tors. Adjourned. LANDS FOR SETTLERS. Pre-emption Patents Received at the Helena Land Office. The following pre emption cash patents were received yesterday at the United States Land Office and will be delivered to the parties surrendering duplicate receipts properly endorsed : No. 1370, James Kelly; 1446, Herman Wildekopf; 1483, John Jackson; 1496, Frank S. Metzel; 1546, AlbertShawner; 1547, Nathaniel Axe; 1552, Frank H. Emerson; 1555, Samuel Clark; 1558 Manus L. Went worth; 1570, Ward Enigh; 1578, James W. Walker; 1581, Thomas C. Potter; 1586,01e Peterson; 1594, Alonzo Ostrander; 1604, Bernhard H. Dudden; 1623, Thomas Kane; 1636, John S. Buswell; 1640, Geo H. Rus sell; 1664, Philip I. Mouli; 1655, Con Coughlan; 1657, Willis A. Parcell; 1664, John M Cobb; 1683, Hugh F. Sinclair; 1684, Thomas J. Leard; 1686, Nettie H Gibb; 1705, Thomas H. B. Hussey; 1719 Frank Brier; 1729, Edward W. Bull; 1753, Robert Dalgleisb; 1755, James Creig; 1746 Michael B. Creig; 1766, Robert H. Childs; 1769, Henry Glasser; 1781, James H. Hightower; 1788, Edward Renicke; 1796, James Duffy; 1798, Chas. B. Thompson; 1800, Louis Marsh; 1801, Clinton Marsh 1803, Marcellus B. Jones; 1804, Jacob Hoo ver; 1808, Steven A. Newcomer; 1818, Ed ward Car8od; 1819, Alfred E. Allison; 1824, Frank R. Stoddard; 1825, Pembrook Q. Noble; 1827, Henry Seiben; 1831, Ross Al ley; 1833, John O'Hern; 1835, Brethict Gray; 1848, Chas. A. Black; 1849, Chas. W. Lefevre; 1850, Leopold Gamsjager; 1846, Warren DeCamp; 1867, Thos. S. Lin ton; 1875, Jeanette D. Sweet; 1876. Clayton W. Page; 1877, Jos. H. Swend; 1878, Robt. Linder; 1877, Eugene Townsend; 1880, Michael Brass; 1881, Geo. F. Coniej; 1882 Henry "McFarland; 1884, Henry Gludd; 1885, Samuel W Merril; 1886, James H. Mitchell; 1887, Christian M. Iann; 1890, August Rutting; 1891, Andrew Harmon; 1892, Delia Strong; 1893, George W. Ste vens; 1896, Wm. Murphy; 1900, Stephen D. Gregory; 1902, Thos. McLaren; 1903, Henry H. Grant; 1804, Geo. M. Tuxbury; 1905, Henry R. Dwyer; 1906, Stephen C. Tyler; 1908, John J. Nevill; 1919, Henry M. Fitch; 1911, Neils HansoD; 1912, John S. Barnes; 1914, Geo. J. Carvill; 1915, Ed ward Massing; 1916, John Ross; 1918. Sid ney F. Morse; 1910, Henry Keetin; 1922, Richard Glenn; 1929, An drew Freeborn; 1932, Thomas Boffin; 1936, Henry Shaw: 1938, John B. Spooner; 1941, Reuben B. Terrill; 1942, Stephen Dan iothy; 1943, Sebastian Wagner; 1945, John W. Mayhew; 1947, George D. Buddington; 1948, Frank Hill; 1951, Edward Bnker; 1957, Luke P. Flynn; 1958, Quincy L. Tal cott, 1962, W. D. Jones; 1975, Julian F. Burd; 1976. Jas. E. Deans; 1978, Geo. Buck; 1980, John W. Fisher, 1989, David Siral; 1992, John H. Adams; 1993, Herbert At kinson; 1994, James I. Wetzel; 1995, Fred erick G. Smith; 1996, John R. Grover; 1997, Turk N. Patty; 1998, Hiram Smith; 2000, Peter Watt; 2004, Geo. Blodgett; 2006, Geo. M. Stafford; 2007, Alex Dupey; 2011, Joe Brook; 2014, Geo. W\ Fisher; 2015, Edward Morphy; 2019, Sames D. Whelp ley; 2020, William O. Straw; 2024, Thamas McGovern; 2026, Thomas J. Low; 2028, Cornelius McEnnis; 2029, Michael Lyons; 2039, Michael N. Henneberry; 2042, George Frence; 2045, Jacob L. Gjerde; 1048, Agnes Mosler; 2049, James D. Tierney; 2050, Robert N. Gray; 2058, Jos. Harderode; 2059, Aus tin W. Newell; 2062, Abraham J. Buck ingham; 2063, James H. Nesbitt; 2064, Chas. L. Cate; 2065, Michael Dooley; 2066, Frank J. Tabor; 2072, RaimuDd Baunn; 2074, Ceilia Wakeham; 2203, Philip E. Tout; 2232, Albert J. Huy,and Bitter Root cash patent No. 62, John Waldherr. Tin Plate Industry. Pittsburg, January 22. —Edward James, a prominent English tin plate manufac turer, is in the city looking op a location for a site for the Iron and Tin Plate Com* pany, of Tipton, England, which it ia pro posed to move here. Mr. James stated to a Dispatch reporter that over $100,000 has been contributed by English tin plate manufacturers and merchants to defeat the clause in the Senate tariff bill imposing a duty on tin plate, and this snm has been judiciously placed in the hands of lobbyists for that purpose. In the event of the pas sage of the bill the industry will likely be wound np in England and many workers will flock to this country. Price of Silver. New York, January 23. —Bar silver, m Yel with has the with The such they as and as to pro of and of and a the of H. the on an as in THE DOMINION. Erastus Wiman has an interesting article in the January North American on "The Greater Half of the Continent," meaning thereby the Dominion. He shows that in area it surpasses the United States leaving out Alaska, and that it constitutes 40 per cent of the entire British Empire. It has more than half the fresh water area of the world, is favored by its inferior elevation above sea-level, being less than half that of Europe and the rest of America. It has be sides immense resources of mineral wealth and timber and much good soil. Mr. Wiman is arguing for commercial union, not annexation, and exaggerates the importance of Canada very much. Canada has been settled as long as the United States, and has had the active and material aid of Great Britain during all that time to develope her superior resources, if such she has. The results are not such as to si tain the claims of Mr . Wiman. We have no disposition to decry Canada. We fully expect that it will be a part of the United States some time, not by « quest or purchase, but by voluntary a nexation. We are not a particle afraid of its getting away from us. The practical question for the Cana dians to decide is this: if they want the benefits of our country, government, laws, spirit and prosperity, there is but one way to get it and that through annexation. As long as Canada is part of the British Em pire, she cannot have commercial union with us. Political and commercial union must go together. We have plenty of territory and re sources of all kinds for many years to come and till our population has increased to 300,000,000. We have farms underlying those that we now cultivate. By improved methods of cultivation our soil can be made to produce a many times more than at present. On many accounts we prefer that Cana dian annexation should be deferred for a long time, till our Territories become be*ter settled and our resources better developed. TOOLE'S SPEECH. Mere statistical portions omitted, the Herald this evening contains the fnll text of Delegate Toole's recent admission speech delivered in the House of Repre sentatives. The little that was telegraped sharpened the appetite for more, and to day a square meal is set for all. It is said our Southern brethren of the Federal brigade are particularly incensed at the savage scoring received in the house of their friends and we may reasonably look for early resignations and orher revenges from Governor down. Word from Wash ington intimates that M. Toole may not return home till the offices are all vacated and the war feeling ban subsided. There is a good deal of correspondence and comment upon German proceedings m the Samoan Islands that is calculated to engender hard feelings and may lead to more serious trouble between the United States and Germany. The course of the Germans, so *ar as we can ascertain, has been prompted and conducted simply by a determination to secure possession and sovereignty ot those islands by any means necessary without regard to the rights or interests of the natives or of other [nations. If we believe what onr consul says, and there is no reason why we should not, our rights have been trampled upon in a most defiant manner and it is simply impossible to submit to it. We have no desire for trouble, much less war with Germany, but our rights and honor must be maintained as well in our dealings with Germany as with Hayti. The Samoan islands lie midway between the Sandwich islands and Australia. Their possession interests ns a thousand times more than it could Germany, which has neither possessions or commerce of any extent in that part of the world. England seems disposed to let Ger many have her own way and perhaps would enjoy to see onr two countries involved in war. At any rate, we most stand by our rights, let the consequences be what they may. We want no exclusive control of the Samoan islands, nor can we allow Germany to have it. We want peace with Germany, but we also want her respect and that we could not have except we stand for our rights and demand a respect for them. Some interesting features crop out in the statistical portions of Delegate Toole's recent speech which, outside of his caustic philippic on carpet-bag appointments and slashing arraignment of Congress and Cleveland for countless hardships and wrongs inflicted upon the Territories, con tributed in no small degree to inviting the attention of the house. In one part Mr. Toole enumerates the various publications of Moiuana, striving, beyond the Republi can, Democratic and Independent, to de cide the politics of the remainder. This is the way Joe classes them: u River Press, Benton, Mugwump. " Husbandman , White Snlphnr Springs, for Maginnis. " Tribune, Great Falls, on the fence. "Stock Journal, cow." No one will be at a loss to account for the "laughter" and "applause" interject ed. They seem to belong there. From Moreland comes complaint of de lay in receiving the Daily Herald. Similar complaints have recently been filed from Bedford and Townsend and other eastward points on the Northern Pa cific. The fault seems to rest with the postal clerks, who neglect to work the local east-boond newspaper mail. Will Chief Clerk Alexander at once investigate and correct the matter? The discussion of the omnibus bill has given an opportunity for each of the dele gates to set forth the attainments, resources and advantages of his particular Territory, and the general result will be [an increased immigration to all of them. Haytian advices state that Gen. Paul, of Legitime's forces, has deserted with his army of 2,000 and joined his for tunes with those of Hippolite outside of Port au Prince. in per has the of be the to she of the As re to at a of m to to a SCHOOL REPORT. The Tenth Annual School Report of Supt. Logan is full of interesting matter, though so full of mistakes in the printing as to detract much from pleasure in peru sal, and the credit and usefulness which its intrinsic merits deserve. If completed, its table of errata would be the largest in the pamphlet and we should Bay that those who printed it ought to print it over be fore any copies were allowed to be sent abroad. We know from evidence outside that Mr. Logan has done excellent work among our schools and that our schools are accomplishing a grand work, and what is better still our people fully appreciate the importance of these schools and are sus taining them nobly and genereously. Within three years the amount raised by taxation for the purpose of our schools Las increased over $100,000, about one-third, and for the last year was $317,442.37. This compares well with the $33,000 raised in New Mexico for the same purposes ass ta tod in a speech in Congress last week. The per capita on school children, if reckoned as in the States upon those between the ages of 6 and 16, would be nearly $19, and would show the people of our Territory standing in the front rank, equalled by few, surpassed bynone, in their high apprécia] tion and ready sacrifices for tht education of their children. The meagre compensation paid to county superintendents shows that the importance ot that office is not appreciated. Either make more of it or do away with it. If anyone thinks that intelligent, constant and critical superintendence is not neces sary and beneficial, let him employ his work to be done by the day and allow his employes to be their own masters as to the amount and quality of their work. On the other hand superintendence that does not superintend is a waste of time and money and discredits the whole system. The larger towns and cities find it neces sary to employ special superintendents at much larger salaries, to give their constant attention to the work ot seeing daily that every part of the work is kept up to the necessary standard of efficiency. County superintendents should visit the schools more frequently and keep a con stant watch over them that will insure their steady progress and they should re? port each year upon the condition and progress of each school, and these reports should be printed and generally circulated through the "county, so that those who deserve credit should have it and those who do not deserve it might be shamed into the seeking of it. The subject ot making independent dis tricts of our larger city schools, is briefly mentioned in the report. This is not only advisable but is imperatively demanded It requires a larger board of trustees, and with larger powers. In such large schools it would be practicable to begin the intro duction of industrial training, of evening schools for adults, and many other things out of place in a general system. With the duty of the public to provide for the education of all the children, there is a corresponding duty to see that all children attend the schools thus provided and some officers charged with the duty to see the law enforced. There are many changes needed in onr school law, some of them suggested in this report. Enough compensation should be at tached to the office of Superintendent of a Schools to secure the constant service of competent and efficient officer. This principle is true everywhere and always. THE DELAWARE SENATOR. Anthony Higgins, U. S. Senator-elect from Delaware, was born in Red Lion Hundred, Newcastle county, Delaware, October 1, 1840. He was graduated from Yale College in 1861 with the degree of A. B., and was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1864. He opened an office in Wilming ton in conjunction with the late Edward J. Bradford, afterward United States District Judge and the founder of the Republican party in Delaware. Mr. Higgins was one of the original 300 persons in Delaware who voted the Republican ticket. The same year he was admitted to the bar he was appointed Deputy Attorney General of the State under Attorney General Moore, serving two years. He was made Chairman of the Republican State Com mittee of 1868, and in 1869 was appointed by President Grant, United States District Attorney for Delaware, which office he held until 1876. He has always been regarded as among the best lawyers in his State, and has ever been a consistent friend of James G. Blaine. The New York Tribune calls attention to the difference between the tests to which the Dolphin and the Vesuvius were subjected by Secretary Whitney. He com pelled the Dolphin to make three six hour tests, and when he could not break the ship down with those, fired her out to sea to catch a storm. She did run into astorm that sent all his experts to their bunks, but because some glass in a rack rattled he withheld the payments due and drove Jonn Roach into bankruptcy and the grave. The Vesuvius he put to two tests each of eight minutes over a perfectly smooth track, one with and the other against the tide. We believe that all the records of the department will not reveal another instance of such meanness, unfair ness and downright dishonesty as Secretary Whitney's treatment of John Roach shows. The successful consummation of a con tract with the Woolston water company, which guarantees our city ample protec tion in cases of fire, is a cause of mutual congratulations for the citizens of Helena. It should be borne in mind, too, that this boon has been secured by our Republican cLy administration, headed by Mayor Fuller, who has been tireless in his efforts to obtain a good water supply as well as in other endeavors to benefit the city. The State valuation in Minnesota by the latest report is $568,769,882, and the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis count over sixty millionaires. of in be are is the sus by Las in tod The the and If his the at re? to a of OUR SERIAL STORY. Chapter II. Just 40 days more of the Cleveland ad ministration. The Independent publishes a special from Charles Gibson, of Great Falls,giving a bright outlook for the sheep industry. Mr. Gibson estimates that the wool crop of the current year will reach 10,000,000 pounds and will be marketed at a net average price of 25 cents per pound, and that the increase of the flocks will realize as much more—in all $4.000,000. Will the readers of the Independent and the good people [of Montana estimate what this sheep ha-vest of Montana would have been if the policy of free wool, advo cated by the Independent and the Demo cratic party and embodied in the Mills bill, had been successful? It certainly would not have been half the amount now in prospect. In fact, one of our most im portant and promising industries would nave been rained and gone into liquidation Republican success has been worth millions to Mon tana, a nd the voters will please make a note of the fact, j -i The Senate substitute tariff bill was passed yesterd iy_by a strict party vote though on several occasions and many im portant items several Democratic Senators voted with the Republicans, and if it had been necessary would doubtless have voted the same way on its final adoption. Know ing that Cleveland would veto it if passed in the House, we presume that this Senate bill will either be smothered in committee or defeated on final vote if that can be reached, thouga] this is no: by any means certain, for Rand all is back and is a grow - ing power again in the Democratic]^party One thing the country will make note ol that this Senate bill is the best considered, the wisest and most just bill that has ever passed either house of .Congress. The Re publican party has fully kept faith and performed its promise made to the country during the campaign. West Virginia has no Lieutenant Gov ernor and in case the gubernatorial con test is not decided before the 4th of Match next the President of the Senate, who was elected last Monday, will have to exercise the duties of governor. The [Republicans have been trying to prevent the organiza tion of the legislature until the Kanawha county returns should be allowed to come in which will show the elec tion of Goss, Republican. The first duty of *he legislature after organiza tion is to declare the result of the vote for Governor. Without knowing certainly we fear that the Democratic conspiracy, by the aid of the courts, has succeeded in re versing the verdict of the people. In that case it will prove a barren and costly de lay. A senator from West Virginia is no longer necessary to the Republican con trol of the United States Senate and Re publicanism is growing ia West Virginia. A Democratic paper says: "The in tense partisanship of the United States Senate can not be better illustrated than by the statement that President Cleveland has sent in more than three hundred and twenty-five nominations since the opening of the present session of congress, and of these but fifty three have been confirmed." To which it may be replied that the intense partisan ship of President Cleveland can not be better illustrated than by the fact that he has attempted to provide places for his partisan favorites and to handicap the in coming administration by his appoint ments. Hunt's gambling bill absolutely and forever abolishes "sure thing" games under the names designated in Section 1 of the bill, or similar games under any other name. It does not interfere with "faro" or "poker," straight or "draw" straight; nor prevent the playing of legitimate cards for money. And our cotemporary is ia error in its statement of the detailed provisions of the proposed act. A REPORT upon his report is in order from the Superintendent of Public In struction. We refer to the printing of the pamphlet. Will Mr. Logan favor the pub lic with his honest opinion concerning the same? The blunders art something ap palling in "numerosity." If the edition is struck off, a book of errata should fol low at once. Speaking of Hunt's gambling bill, a gentleman prominent in sporting circles said to-day : "If a man wants to gamble it is a good bill ; if he wants to be robbed its a mighty poor one." The utterance is sig nificant and contains a great deal in a lew words. Though for local considerations we do not suppose that President Harrison wonld select any member of his cabinet from either of the Territories, we have so favor able an opinion of Judge Goodwin, of the Salt Lake Tribune, as to think that he would add strength to any cabinet. Representative Hunt's bill for an act to prohibit certain gambling games and fix ing penalties for violation thereof, is a measure in the right direction, and fully abreast of public sentiment. Speaking of Rider Haggard, a bucking bronco will make a rider haggard as quick as anything we know. The warship Galena, Admiral Luce, arrived at Key West yesterday from Hayti. War Vessels Report. Washington, January 23. —Commodore Gillis, of the South Atlantic squadron, tele graphs the am ?al of the Swatara, Al liance and Talapoosa at Montevideo from a cruise to the Straits of Magellan and the Falklaud Islands. All well. Killed Mother ard Child. Ft. Riley, Kansas, January 23. —On Monday evening Samuel Hatton, a rail road man, who failed to make an impres sion on Mrs. Beal, a married woman, shot and killed her and his child which she carried in her arms.