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The Speech of Mr. Toole on Admission Arraignment of Congress and Denunciation of the Ad ministration. k Declaration of Independence — Elo quence That Houses the House. [Washington Special, 15th.[ To-day developed two brilliant speeches on the Territorial admission bill. One came from "Sunset" Cox and the other from the Hon. Joseph Toole, delegate from Montana. The latter, though delivered to a small audience, was as stirring a speech as was ever heard upon the floor. Twilight was approaching, the galleries were deserted and no reporters were pres ent. Halt the members had left the House, the others were telling stories, answering letters or lolling upon the sofas enjoying cigars. There was no premoni tion ot what was coming. Toole began his speech by reading a memorial from cit izens of Montana. The confusion was so great that nobody within 40 feet of him had any idea of what he waß eaying. The Speaker pro tern, was whispering to a yisi tor, and the House literary ran riot. With in five minutes, however, two or three men near Mr. Toole awoke to the fact that somethiLg unusual was occuring. One member after another opened his mouth in astonishment, and finally there was an outburst of applause. At last universal at tention was concentrated upon him. Mem bers in the corridors on their way to their homes heard the applause and re turned to the chamber with hats and over coats. Then all became so still that you could have almost heard a thistle-down roll down the main aisle. Mr. Toole has a full, rich voice that echoed like vibra tions from a bell. Mr. Toole told what Congress had done for the Territory of Montana. It sounded like a new Declara tion of Independence. WHAT HE SAID. Congress has given us a system of courts inherently wrong, and which can never be made suitable to large communities. It has regulated the number of our judges, gross ly inadequate in every instance, resulting in the delay and in many cases the denial ofjustice. It has arbitrarily fixed the time when our local Legislatares shall meet and adjourn, to our great damage and inconvenience. It has denied us the au thority to call an extra session of our Leg islature without the concent of the Presi dent, adding nntold burdens to a depend ent people. It has reserved the right to invalidate any law which oar Legislature may pass, thereby destroying that full faith and credit which our Legislatures ought to command. It has bound us hand and foot by a law which restricts growing and ambitious communities in the expend iture of money for public improvements. It has declared what we shall teach in our public schools and manifested a lack of confidence in ns in other instances of legis lation too numerous to mention. It has attempted to stifle our industries by pro hibiting us from selling our mining prop erties in foreign markets, thuB laying upon us an embargo not borne by citizens of the States. It has exempted a rail road and the improvements on its right of way, 82U miles, from taxation, furnishing another evidence of the gross inequality of citizenship in and out of the Territory. It has withheld from us our dowry of the lands which belongs to our school funds, and refuses to give to k us any kind of su pervision or control over it until we become a State, and then sets deliberately to work to prolong the time when that event shall happen. A VOICE BUT NO VOTE. It has professed to give us a Representa tive in the lower house of Congress, bat de nies to us a vote, the element of representa tion which gives character aud influence to a member. It has left us without any kind of representation in the Senate, and remits us to the beggarly method of the lobbyist. It has imposed on us with iron hand the obligations and burdens of citi zenship while it withholds its correspond ing benefits by steadily denying to us par ticipation in the framing of legislation and the right of suffrage in national legislation. It has refused to appropriate the salaries provided by law for the hungry officials whom it has been pleased to send us, and compels them to accept a measley snm in full compensation. Notwithstandinga full Treasury, it has refused to appropriate suf ficient money to extend the public surveys in the Territories, bnt has doled ont an nually its driblets which have ofttimes been converted back into the Treasury, leaving our boundaries undefined and oar titles insecure. It has failed to canse to be surveyed, selected and conveyed the landB falling within railroad grants within the Terri tory, as required by law, whereby millions of acres of land owned by rich corporations escaped taxation. It has persistently re fused to pass laws by which timber or timber lands in the Territories, except Washington, may be leased or purchased, professing, however, to give the right to actual settlers to cat and remove the same for domestic purposes, while it has hedged this privilege with an odions and impractic able system of rules and regulations which has resulted in harassing our citizens with expensive civil and criminal proceedings, based wholly on the ex parte statements of a crouching or obsequious special agent or 9py who has been tanght to believe that his term or office will be measured by the extent of his activity in stirring np strife. It has, by the organization of them Terri tories, invited settlement and occupancy of the frontier upon the promise and obliga tion that oar personal property should be protected against depredations by hostile Indians. BROKEN PBOMISES AND CARPET-BAG RULE. These promises have been honored more in the breach than in the observance. The history of oar own early settlement is red with the blood of the pioneers who blazed the trails of civilization in thorn remote lands by the lurid light of their burning homes, which went down in ashes before the merciless savage. Millions of dollars of unpaid claims, mildewed by age, grow ing out of these atrocities, are piled up in the departments, while the heroes of those troublons times, overcome with the weight of years and no longer able to conquer their feelings, have gone to join the silent ma jority, leaving destitute widows and orphans to keep alive before Congress the memory of their trials and tribulations. Verily, the cruelty of Congress cats as keenly as the scalping knife. It has suffered to be fas tened upon ns the odious system of car petbag rule and domination. The Admin istration of President Garfield and the present Administration were alike bound by party platform to relieve us from the obnoxious system, bnt both have failed. We know onr capacity for local self-gov ernment. We remember that sending hither a swarm of officials was one of the causes which led to our Declaration of In dependence. From that day to this car pet-baggers have always been odions, and a their presence amongst ns is, and ever will be, as poisonous and destructive of good government as the insiduous growth of communism." After having made this terrible arraign ment of Congress and the Aministration Mr. Toole continued as follows: WISE MEN FBOM THE EAST AXD FBOM THE SOUTH. Tradition informs us that the wise men all came from the East, and so our Repub lican friends, unwilling to depart from the teachings of the past, determined that his tory should repeat itself, and proceeded to treat us in their own way to a fine assort ment of political dudes. Some of these hot-house specimens who were too frail to stand transplanting in a Northern clime soon gave up their commissions and re turned to the genial influences of their own civilization. Others holding religiously to the doctrine that a Federal officer should neither die nor resign staid with us, became acclimated, and promise in years to come to develop into good and useful citizens But under Democratic supremacy we find that quite an innovation has been made upon what was supposed to be inflexible fact. Instead of the wise men coming from the East, we now learn that they came from the South. Kentucky furnished us a Governor ; Tennessee a Chief Justice; Louisiana an Associate Jus tice, and Mississippi, Maryland and Ten nessee each an Indian Agent. Be it far from me to reflect upon the integrity of any gentleman sent to us by this adminis tration, or by implication reflect npon the section whence he came. These considera tions do not disturb or annoy us. The in solence of office conseqent upon these alien appointments, and the lack of confidence thereby' manifested in us, constitute the gravament of the affront. Time, instead of healing, simply intensifies it. Nearly every day added to the score of time and brings some new appointment from abroad, thus adding insult to injury. Ages of forgive ness cannot condone it, and statehood alone can prevent its recurrence. SADLY DISAPPOINTED. "We had hoped for better things from this Administration. The glorious aspira tions born on its accession to power were confident of co-operation and promotion. We knew we were entitled to statehood then. We feel confident that the failure to receive it, together with a violation of the platform concerning Federal appoint ments, did much to briDg about a political revolution in the Territories last fall. I say this more in sorrow than in anger. The great national Democratic party was right upon this absorbing question. The great popular heart of the country was right. The Administration acted unwise ly because it did not press one to an issne and observe the other. Those who com prise the Administration may have been sincere, and doubtless were, but they were certainly laking in political sagacity. Barnacles will fasten upon the proudest ship, the brightest blade will gather rust and the surest rifle will sometimes fail. This is all that we can offer in extenuation. When Moscow burned the world was lighted np so that the nations of the earth might be hold the scene. If I could summon a trumpet tongue upon this occasion the proclamation of onr protest against carpet baggism would be so load that it conld be heard all over this broad land." The speaker then told the story of his attempt to get through the house bill pro viding that appointments to offices in the Territories should be limited to inhabitants of the Territories. He said that the Terri tories had been made the damping groand for all the experimental legislation which the whims and caprices of Congress conld invent. BUT ONE REMEDY. "Obviously," he raid, "there is but one remedy—a place in the galaxy of States, a star in the flag, a vote and a voice in both branches of Congress. Without it there is nothing but political insomnia and eternal unrest. We are accustomed to see States with far less resources and possibilities mounted, as it were, on the wings of steam, rushing swiftly past ns, eqnipped with all the paraphernalia wiiich sovereignty can invent or supply, contesting in a spirit of generous rivalry one with another tor the first place in the race for political power and prestige, while we are compelled to sit solemnly astride a dead horse, in a rever ential mood, with the reins held firmly in onr hands, only to see the flag fall in onr face. "Take off the handicap," Mr. Toole shonted, throwing his right arm toward the galleries, "start ns under as favorable cir cnmstauces as other States at the time of their admission, and if the race is not always to the swiit, we will promise not to be last at the finish." He then incidenced the case of Ireland and made an eloquent appeal for home rale. He told of the trials and sufferings of the first settlers of Montana, and begged the House to listen to the voice of justice and consanguinity. "I make this appeal," he said "to gratify no personal ambition. I am commissioned to do so in the name of Montana, a Territory whose valleys of gold and mountains of silver have never ceased to swell the vol ume of precious metals for a quarter of a century." He closed with a volume of statistical information giving cogent reasons why that Territory should be admitted as a state. Dynamite Hoax. St. Louis, January 16. —Referring to the dynamite plot story published the New York Herald to-day has advices from Kansas City to the effect that December 22 Chief of the Police Speers received a telegram from the Herald asking if Mark Kilbourne, a representative of that paper, had been killed in the accident. Nothing was known of Kilbonrne nor has any thing been heard of him until to-day, when a note was left at the business office of the Star purporting to be from Kilbonrne himself and stating he was alive and Well and had been in Colorado on a secret mis sion which would soon be made public. Pinkeiton, Mooney & Boland's detective agency protests absolute ignorance of the Herald's reported plot and deny that any English detectives have been in this city or have the Pinkertons been engaged in any such business. Offer Rejected. Paris, January 16. — Tempes says a London firm has offered the General of the Carthnsian Monks of La Grat de Char treuse the snm of 3,000,000 pounds for a monopoly of the manufacturing and sale of the famous Chartrense Liqner. A Papal ligate who arrived at the monastry on Monday last has enjoined the monks not to accept the offer, reminding them that the Carthusian statutes forbid trading. The general of the order is disposed to reject the proposal. Accident at a Funeral. Rome, January 16. —The obsequies of Marquis De Torrecasa, of Palermo, to-day had to be suspended on account of the fall ing of a roof daring the passing of the cor tege. There were thirty-six persons o n the roof at the time and twenty-fonr were badly injured. In Favor of the Amendment. Harrisburg, Pa., January 16.—At a joint caucus of Republican Senators and Repre sentatives to-night at was decided that the proposed amendment to the con stitution shall be passed at once, and that the question be submitted to the people at a special election to be held on Jane 18th next. is of to to to MONTANA WOOL. The Shipments For 1888 Aggregate Over 8,000,000 Pounds. [Montana Wool Grower. 1 Between the first of June and the first of October, the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba railway shipped out of Montana wools as follows: Pounds. From Fort Benton...................................1.738,6 0 " Great Falls.................................... 923,510 11 Cascade.............. 137,161 " Big Sandy...................................... 174,770 " Buford..........................................- 11,300 Total....................................2,994,361 These figures are as they appear at the St. Paul office of the road and doubtless give the exact total shipped out by that road for the time named. There is, how ever, probably quite an error in the amount credited to Great Falls as Mes.-rs. Gillette, Lyons, Adams and others shipped upwards ; of 80,000 pounds from Craig. Over 200,000 a pounds were shipped from Ca-rade and not 137,000 pounds only, while Ultu and other points on the Montana Central not mentioned in the above table shipped 100,000 pounds. This wool not credited to these Montana peints was doubtless rebilled at Great Falls, and hence the error in the table above. Something like 250,00t) pounds is probably therefore credited to Great Falls that belongs to points on the Montana Central. The total shipment over the road it seems, however, was 2904,361 pounds. One shipment of 4,680 pounds was made from Fort Benton after the date given above, and we know of another lot tributary to this point of some 40,000 pounds that is held in the Territory for the spring market. Hence over 3,000,000 pounds is the amount produced this season that will be shipped over the Manitoba railway. There were four clips, those of Messrs Philips, Huson, Weideman and Swope' consisting of 45,437 pounds, together with nearly all the sheep pelts going out of Northern Montana, that went east via the Missouri river. The Manitoba railway and Fort Benton Transportation Co.'s steamers took out of Montana upwards of 3,050,000 pounds of wool. The records of the Northern Pacific rail road for four months of 1888 show the fol lowing amounts of wool shipped from Mon tana points on that road : Pounds. In June.................................................... 295,725 " July......................................................2,963,547 " August.................................................1,312,185 " September........................................... 139,246 On the Northern Pacific, as on the Mani toba, some clips were held by those who anticipate a victory and higher prices after election. We know of one large clip so held. There is no question but that the total amount for 1888 shipped out of Mon tana over the Northern Pacific will reach 5,000,000 pounds. As to the relative amounts shipped from the various points on this road we have no definite information, simply the statement that the ratio is about the same as in previons years. This would give, reasoning from the ratio of shipments in 1866 and 1887, about 1,000, 000 pounds to each of the stations, Billings and Big Timber. To Helena Livingston and Miles City together another million, leaving the other 2,000,000 pounds for all other stations on the roads. There is one other way that, wool leaves the Territory and that is via the Montana Union and the Utah Northern railroads. From Deer Lodge; Dillon and other points on this system, there was 500 000 pounds of wool shipped in each of the seasons, 1886 and 1887. There is at hast as much this season. Hence we have as our total shipment for 1888 : Pounds. By Northern Pacific R'y......................._5,00u,000 " Manitoba R'y and river.....................3,160,000 " Utah Northern R'y............................. 500,000 Total.....................8,550,000 Opposition to Kassian Reforms. St. Petersburg, January 22.— Count Tolstoi's project for a reform of the local government is being opposed by a majority of the council of the empire, and he offers to resign. The Czar, however, who does not consider the opinion of the council final, has instructed Tolstoi to await his personal decision. The sinister reports that come from Bulgaria keep the Govern ment on the alert for developments. Prince Ferdinand's abdication is a question of days. The orthodox bishops are preparing to denounce him as an oppressor of the faith and assert he is encouraging the Jesuits. Senate Tariff Bi!l. Washington, January 22.— On the mo tion of Allison, the date for ti e bill to go into effect, section twelve was changed from the first of February, 1889, to the first of July, 1889. There being no lurther amendments offered, the vote was taken, first on agreeing to a substitute and second on the passing of the bill. Both votes were identical—yeas thirty-two, nays thirty. Visiting Harrison. Indianapolis, January 16.—A commit tee of the Methodist Ministers' Association called on General Harrison to-day and pre sented resolutions of greeting that were adopted at their meeting recen tly, when it was foreshadow they wonld take some ac tion condemnatory of the Inaugural Ball. There were no visitors of political promi nence to-day. Fatal Shooting Allray. Osage City, Kaa., January 16.—Gen. J. R. McConnell, a leading lawyer and a prominent member of the G. A. R., waa shot and fatally wounded to-night while leaving the residence of Hon. James Mc Manus in the fashionable part of the city. McManus did the shooting. He had re turned home unexpectedly and appeared to have reason for believing that the Gen eral had been indulging in improper con duct with Mrs. McManns. Will Filed for Probate. New York, January 16.—Emma Ab bott filed to-day the will of her hnshand, Eugene 8. Witherill. All his property real and personal is devised to her. She is sole executrix. Tired of Life. Susquehanna, Pa., January 16.—At Sunshine Mrs. John killed her babe and then committed suicide. She left a note stating she loved her husband dearly and requesting to be buried in the same coffin with the babe. No canse assigned. ■9 Mysterious Suicide. Chicago, January 22.—Frederick W. Bid well, treasurer and western manager of the Mannfatnrers Paper company, of New York, was found dead in his room in Grace hotel to-day, having cat his throat with a razor. His wife is at present in New York and his friends here know of no motive for suicide. Coal Mine on Fire. Pittsburg, January 22.—A big fire is raging at Jackson mines, near Jackson, in the Connelsville coke region. The mines are owned by James Cochrane and Sons and are among the oldest in the coke region. It is feared that the mines will be totally [destroyed. 2 first & 0 923,510 137,161 174,770 11,300 COMING TO A HEAD. President-Elect Harrison Conclusions as to Advisers. Approaching Cabinet the that how Speculations as to the Several Statesmen Positions. Chances for of CALLING ON HARKISON. Gossip in Regard to sitions. Cabinet Po not other table wool is the date lot for of the of of rail fol so the on is of of go Indianapolis, January 22.—Gen. Harri son had an unusual large numb er callers to-day. The sudden departure of J. S. Clarkson, of Iowa, for Washington yester day is looked on with some interest here. A getleman well informed politically said to-night that it had been settled for sev eral weeks that either Senator Allison or Clarkson will go into the Cabinet. Alli son was offered the Treasury portfolio sev eral weeks ago, but he protested. He pre ferred to remain in the Senate. An under standing was finally had that if the Presi dent elect could see the way clear to per mit Allison to remain in the Senate he would invite Clarkson to a seat in the Cabinet. The gentleman now believes matters have reached the point where a de cision has been reached and that Clarkson's trip east is the result, as he is vitally in terested either way. The gentleman closed by predicting that within a short time it would apper that Allison was preparing to assume the Treasury portfolio. Very little has been heard here about California cabinet prospects, and not a single prominent coaster has visited Gen. Harrison since election. It is learned, how ever, that California has been earnestly at work. They have two favorite candi dates, Judge M. M. Estee and Hon. Jno. L. Swift, with Estee in the lead, as regards endorsements. In the way of recommen dations and requests that Judge Estee be honored, the following petitions have been forwarded to the President elect: From the State of California and Nevada, from the Republican members from the legisla tures of California and Nevada, from the governors of both States, of all the Re publican members of Congress from the Pacific coast, from the State board of trade of California, from the chief justice of California, and lastly from over thirty per cent of the Republican county committees of California. From the unanimity and strength of these petitions those here ac quainted with the sitnation concede the probability of Judge Estee's appointment and his name is coupled with the attorney generalship. BATTLE OF THE BRUISERS. Patsy Cardiff Declared the Winner. Minneapolis, January 22.—A fifteen round contest with small gloves, Queens bury rules, was fonght between Patsy Car diff, of Minneapolis, and Jim Fell, a cham pion light weight, from Michigan, this evening. In the first fonr rounds Fell was on the aggressive and got in some heavy blows. Cardiff claimed the first blow in second round. In the next three rounds the honors were about even, but in the eighth Cardiff began to rush and did some effective work in that and the succeeding rounds. In the eleventh Fell seemed to weaken and most of his blows were not ef fective, while Cardiff did some telling work. From this time it was apparent that Cardiff had the best of it. The fifteenth ronnd was rough and tumble in which Fell tried hard to hold his own, even when forced against the ropes, and finally the men began to fight savagely, clinching and wrestling in defiance to the referee's orders. Cardiff's friends claimed fool and the ref eree gave him the fight on that ground. Neither man was badly punished although Cardiff's condition was best. it a a A Plea tor the Admission of Utah. Washington, January 22. — Judge Wilson, of this city, concluded his argu ment to-day iu behalf of the admission of Utah Territory as a State of the Union before the House committee on Terri tories. He argued that, when a Territory had a population sufficient to entitle it to a representative in Congress with other conditions incident to a fixed population, there was a moral obligation resting on the government to admit that Territory as a State. He declared that Dot two per cent of the present Mormon male popula tion of the Territory ever practiced po lygamy. He argned that the tenets of the Mormon church required ihe people to obey the laws of the State. That was one of the fundamental tenets of the chnrch. He maintained that Congre» had fall power to make snch a compact with the proposed State as wonld secure the sup pression of polygamy. If the State vio lated the compact Congress wonld have the power to enforce the terms or relegate the State back into a territorial condition and resume control. White Caps Arrested. Exetiib, N. H., January 16.—Thirteen residente of North Salem were arrested yesterday on complaint of John Welch who had been whipped and otherwise maltreated by them. The men bad organ ized into a band of White Caps for the purpoee of disciplining Welch for al leged immorality. To-day they were fined $15 each by a Justice of the Peace Live Stock. Chicago, January 16.—Cattle—receipts, 14,000; Weak; ten cents lower, choice to extra; beeves, 4.75; steers, 290 @ 4.75; Stockers and feeders, 2.10 0 3.25; Texas cattle, 2.10 © 3.25. Sheep—receipts, 75; steady; natives, 2.75 0 5; western, com fed, 4.80 @ 4.75; Texas, 3 © 3.25; lambs, 4.75 © 6.60. Chicago, January 17.—Cattle—Receipts 12,000, slow, 10.0001500; steady; choice to extra heaves, 4 3004.75; steers, 2.90© 4.25; Stockers and feeders, 2.5003.40; Texas cattle, 2.6003.50. Sheep—Receipts, 4.000; steady; natives, firstname.lastname@example.org; western, com fed, 4.4004.80; Texas, email@example.com. Chicago, January 18 —Cattle—Receipts 7,000; market steady; choice beeves, 4 90 04 75; stockera and feeders, 2.4003.50; steers, 2 9004.15; Texas steers, 2.75. Sheep—Receipts, 6,000; steady; natives 3.4005; Western, corn fed 4.4004.80; Texas, 304.70. Chicago, Jan. 21.—Cattle—Receipts 8,500; market slow and steady; choice beeves, 4.4004.60; steers, 2.8504.10; stockera and feeders, 2.2003.60; Texas cattle, 1.9003.00. Sheep—Receipts, 8,000; weaker and 50 10c. lower; natives, 2.9505.31; western, corn fed, 4 4004.65; Texas, 3.4004.31. Chicago, January 22.—Cattle—Receipts 400; steady; closing weak; choice beeves, 4.0004.60; steers, 2.9C03.9O; Stockers and feeders, 2.2003.45; Texas cattle, 1.800 5.80. Sheep—Receipts, 6,000; steady; natives, 2 9005.00, western, corn fed, 4 4004.65. Texans 3.0003.20. of iVEXICO. Change Around of Generals~-Pal enqne Ruins Uncovered. S. or he in it to a L. be of in to City of Mexico, January 23.— General Cervantes relieves General Martinez in command of Sonora; General Martinez succeeds General Vila in command of Taman!ipas, and General Vila is trans ferred to Chihnahna, relieving General Cervantes. This is a complete change of commanders on the United States frontiers. The author of the recent "rising" hoax lost his position as a customs' gnard at Chihuahua. Yesterday, near the ruins of Palenque, a long buried edifice was uncovered ex ceeding in grandeur anything known of the ancient city. Samoan Appropriations. Washington, January 23— Senator Sherman this morning, from committee on foreign relations, reported the following amendments to the diplomatic and consu lar appropriation bill: For the execution of obligations and the protection of inter ests of the United States existing under the treaty between the United States and the Samoan Islands, §500,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary to be ex pended, under direction of the President. This appropriaticn is to be immediately available. For the survey, improvement and occupation of the bay and harbor of Pogopago, Samoa, and for the construction of necessary wharves and buildings for such occupation aud for a coaling station therein under direction of the President, § 100 , 000 . Voted for Washburn. St. Paul, January 23.—The House voted for United States Senator this morning. Washburn got a majority of 65. The Democrats voted for Durant. It [is claimed that the ballot in the House elected Washburn, as the House did not adjourn yesterday, but simply took a recess. So the legislative day of yesterday still continues, and the majority of both houses have voted for Washburn. Before proceeding to vote to-day the in vestigating committee reported that several persons had been offered money or other thirgs of value by over zealous friends of the various candidates, but there is no evi dence at all implicating either Washburn or Sabin, nor that any member of the Lég islature received a bribe. A motion to have the evidence taken by the committee read was negatived and the honse proceed ed to vote with the above result. On joint ballot Washburn was chosen Senator, receiving 107 votes to 20 for Durant. Senatorial Ballot. Charleston, W. Va., January 23.—The Legislature in joint session took one ballot for United States Senator. Result—Goff, Republican, 41; Kenna, Democrat, 25, with 23 scattering. Senators Elected. Springfield, January 23.—The re-elec tion ot Senator Cullom was formally de clared in joint session to-day. Topeka, Kans., January 23.—The legis lature unanimously re-elected Plumb U. S. Senator. A Horse of Another Color. Trenton, N. J., January 23.— The legis lature in joint session formally declared McPherson elected United States Senator. Grand Jury Bribes. Indianapolis, Ind , January 23.—It is discovered that two members of the Grand Jury have beeu appointed assistant door keepers by the Legislature since they be gan Grand Jury work. It is believed it will invalidate all indictments Rund. Wannamaker's Visit. Indianapolis, January 23.—John Wan namaker, of Philadelphia, arrived this afternoou and drove directly to Gen. Har rison's house. He will return to Philadel phia this afternoon. To Enforce the Law. Chicago, "January 23. —The Interstate Commissioners find their reetnt lecture to the railroad ma.: tgers has not proved ef fectual, so they propose to come here on Monday next, and take measures to secure compliance with the law. Arid Land Appropriation. Washington, January 23.— The appro priations committee of the Honse decided to allow $150,000 for continuance of the work of surveying and locating sites for irrigating the arid lands of the West. He was Paired. Washington, January 23.— The fact that Senator Stanford did not vote last evening when the tariff bill was brought to a vote excited some comment This morning it is stated that Stanford was per manently paired with Hearst on the tariff question. If Kearot had been present Stan ford would have veted on passing the bill. Babylonian Explorations. Philadelphia, January 23.—A dis patch from the University of Pennsylvania Exploring Expedition Bays they arrived after mach difficulty. They are now not far from the site of ancient Babylon. It is expected excavations will begin at once| The Sul tan 's permit only allows excavations for antiquities and does not allow them to be carried ont of the country. Fnneral of a Pioneer. New York, January 23. —The fnneral services of Wm. H. Hamilton, a California pioneer, were held this morning. The organization of California Pioneers was largely represented. Suicide. Scranton, Penn., January 23. —Andrew Schoen, aged fifty years, and a well known merchant, committed suicide this morning with a revolver. Drink and b usinées re verses caused the deed. Cat Off Their Heads. Washington, January 23. —Three more officials in the New York Appraiser's office have been removed by order of th6 Presi dent. Died. London, January 23.—Pellegrini, well-known caricaturist, is dead. the of Opinm Smugglers Sentenced. Albany, January 18. —The grand jury returned indictments to-day for smug gling opium against Chang Jee. Law How and Ah Quong, of Buffalo. Low How was fined $400; Ah Quong two years in the penitentiary and a fine of $100; Cnang Jee acquitted, the evidence being insufficient. Wm. Ling and Bdward Mêtlinger, of Erie county, accomplices of the Chinamen, pleaded gnilty to the charge of smuggling opium at the suspension bridge They were fined $400 and committed to Erie county jail until it should be paid. The fact that they had given testimonv which assisted in the detection of the smugglers was adduced to mitigate their sentence. Balloon Ascension. London, January 16.— Henry Wolffe, the Dntch aeranaut, ascended in a balloon from Antwerp to day. He was accompa nied by Lient Daniel. The balloon was driven out to sea aud it is feared both were drowned. on of of of to Established 1864. A. G. CLAUSE. THOMAS CONRAD. J. C. CURTIN. CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN Importers of and Jobbers and Retail Dealers in Heavy Shelf and Building HARDWARE. 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New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, AXI> HOUSE F URNISHIN G GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. ESTABLISHED 1866. GANS Sc KLEIN. TLe Ijeadlng CLOTHING HOUSE of Montana. Country Orders Solicited. Corner Main Street and Broadway. THE DINOEE & CONARD CO'S ROSES»! Seeds We ofler postpaid at your own door, the LARGEST STOCK of ROSES in America, all varietitt, sizes and prices, to suit ______________ ____ „ JOSES, New Hardy FLOWERING PLANTS, New CLIMBING VINES, New Summer FLO WERING BULBS, and JAPAN LILIES, New CHRYSANUEMUMS, GLADIOLUS and TUBEROSES, The Wonderful NEW MOON FLOWERS, New GRAPES, New and Rare FLOWER and VEGETABLE SEEDS. Goods sent everywhere by mail or express. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Our NEW GUIDE, no pages, handsomely illustrated. FREE TO ALL who write for it. It will pay you to see it before buying. THE_DINGEE & CONARD CO., Rose Growers and Importers, West Grove, Pa. Spencer Nye. Manufacturers and Dealers in HARNESS AND SADDLES. H ELENA, Send for Illustrated - - MONTANA Catalogue. ARTHUR F. CURTIN. FURNITURE, carpets, wall paper and HOUSE F URNISHING GOODS. Having leased the two upper floors of the Davidson Block and con nected same with our already immense Salerooms, we now occupy four entire floors extending through the whole block from Jackson to Main street, stocked throughout with goods of every grade and at prices that defy competition. Every purchase made STRICTLY FOR CASH direct from FIRST HANDS and shipped in CAR LOADS ONLY. An examination of stock and prices solicited. MUSIC DEPARTMENT. Pianos, Organs, and Musical Merchandise. W hite Cap Warning. Great Barrington, Mass, January 18.—The strike at the Waubeek mills, in Housatonic, is mutually ended. The super intendent is retained, also two weavers, and President Audibeit, who was so se verely assaulted by White Caps, who per sist in posting their notices. A message was received to-day by the Associated Press representative at Great Barrington. It was as follows: "We hereby warn you not to come to Housatonic to get news against our organi zation. Let this be sufficient warning, and, bear in mind, we shan't allow it." (Signed) Skull and cross Bones. Election of Directors. Boston, January 16.—At the meeting of the directors of the Union Pacific railway held to-day, Edwin F. Atkins was elected director in place of Elsba Atkins, deceased; J. P. SpauldiDg in place of M. D. Spauld ing and J. H. Millard, of Omaha, in place of H. Baker.