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Saturday Evening's Session. Council. The Council resumed at'3 p. m., at which time Hoffman, from the committee on edu cation and labor, reported, recommending that the prayer of the petitioners of Butte for passage of Council bill .No. 53, relating to the issuance of school bonds, be granted. The Council resolved itself into com mittee of the whole, Hatch in the chair, and considered Council joint resolution No. 16. favorably, which appropriates $500 for the printing of 10,000 copies of the constitu tion of 1884 and 5,000 copies of the ena bling act; $150 lor the expense of mailing and directing the same; also directing the Territorial secretary to retain 200 copies for the use of the constitutional conven tion. H. B. No. 14, relating to the dower of insane married women, and C. B. No. 54, to reimburse sheriffs holding office in 1885-6, for \Màià of prisoners, were favorably re ported. Council resumed and the President signed H. B. No. 42, which requires county treasurers to advertise that funds are available for the payment of county war rants. The Council then adjourned until Mon day at 11 a. m. House. After recess on Saturday H. B. 49, re lating to assignments of estates, was put on final passage and passed the House by a vote of 11 to 10. H. B. 51, relating to purchase and con struction of county bridges, was recom mended for passage by the highway com mittee. H. B. No. 53, relative to vacancies in the office of county commissioner, passed unanimously. The conference committee of the House on C. B No. 8, the Australian election bill, reported recommending the House to re cede from its amendment to that bill. The speaker signed H B. No. 42. Adjourned until 2 p. m. to-day. Filtv-Sixth Day-March 11. Council. MORNING SESSION. Thompson, of Silver Bow, presented a petition from 41 citizens of Silver Bow county, asking for passage of C. B. No. 54, for relief of sheriffs holding office in 1884 and 1885, which was read with names at tached and filed, as the bill had already been acted on. Conrad, from committee on grazing and stock raising, to who was referred the joint resolution for the relief of the Shonkin Stock Association, reported back the same with recommendation it do pas?; also to return H. B. 46, for an act to suppress dis semination of scab and contageous diseases among sheep, with recommendation it do pass. Hatch, from committee on Territorial affairs, to whom was referred H. B. No. 36, an act to change boundary between Gallatin and Madison counties, report same back with recommendation it do pass; also, H. B. No. 53, relating to filling vacancies in office of county commissioners, with amend ments thereto, and recommended passage as amended. C. B. No. 39, relating to Probate practice act, with amendments made by the House, was read and a motion to concur in the House amendments was carried and the bill referred to the committee on enroll ment H. B. No. 16, creating the office of in spector of mines, with Council amendments thereto, was read the third time and passed by a vote of nine to one. C. B. No. 25, to establish and define the eastern boundary of Deer Lodge county was read the third time and lost by a tie vote. Thompson, of Deer Lodge, gave notice for reconsideration, stating that two of the members who favored it were absent. C. B. No. 55, a bill to change boundaries between Cascade and Meagher counties, read third time and killed by a vote of ayes 4, noes 6. C. B. No. 50, to provide for execution, levy and sale of certain animals running at large, was read third time and passed by vote of 8 to 2. Messages from the Governor, announcing he had approved and signed C. J. R. No. 13, to provide for compensation of F. B. Shaffer and J. B. Jerome, accountants, and C. B. 17, relating to time when acts and joint resolutions shall take effect; also, submit ting report of the president of the Histor ical Society of Montana, and nomination for Territorial Librarian, Miss Lou Guthrie. The report of Historical Society was referred to committee on territorial affairs; nomination of Miss Guthrie as Territorial Librarian was referred to committee on education and labor; also, stating he bad signed H. B. 39, relating to Montana Law Library. Thompson, of Deer Lodge, moved gen eral orders be dispensed with and take a recess until 1:30. Carried. After recess the Council went into com mittee of the whole, Conrad in the chair. C. B. No 54, the sheriff relief bill was recommended for passage. H. B. No 54, concerning municipal cor porations was taken up and considered but no final action was taken upon it. The president signed the Australian bill which was subsequently handed to the Governor for his signature. After much more discussion in the com mittee of the whole concerning the sheriff till the committee arose and the Council adjourned. House. YESTERDAY EVENING'S SESSION. The House got down to work promptly at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, pursuant to adjournment. A petition was read irom seventy-five Butte people praying the passage of C. B. 44, the sheriff relief bill. COMMITTEE REPORTS. C. B. 37, relating to assessment of life in surance companies, was recommended for passage. H. B. 54, relating to acknowledgments of conveyance, and H. B. 32, relating to mar ried women, were reaommended to be in definitely postponed. H. B. 61, relating to county commissioners and H. B. 62, to extend a boundary of Fergus county, were reported without recommendation. H. B. 60, to define the term "business hours," was recommended to pass. C. B. 43, relating to partnership, without recommendation. The mines and minerals committee re ported a substitute for C. J. M. 15,relating to mineral lands in Montana. The substi tute was received and adopted. C. B. No. 42, lee bill, was reported with amendments and recommended to peas. Hunt moved for a reconsideration of the vote by which H. B. No. 56, relating to compensation of mayors and aldermen, was indefinitely postponed. This was carried, amendments were offered and adopted and the bill ordered engrossed. The Speaker signed H. B. No. 63, relating to Territorial affairs. The mines and minerals committee re ported H. B No. 16, to establish the office of mine inspector with Council amend ments and recommending that the House concur in all the amendments except those to section 16, and that the House appoint a conference committee on the amendments to that section. The bill with amendments was on motion of Hunt re-referred to the same commit tee. A recess was then taken till 7:30 p. m. AFTER RECESS. H. B. 56, the mayor and alderman bill, was passed unanimously The House then went into committee of the whole to consider the fee bill ( H. B 42.) A yood many amendments were made. The most material are as follows: The salaries of clerks of district courts was fixed at $1,000 per annum, but in counties not having an assessed valuation of more than $2,000,000 they are to receive $800 'per annum, and county commissioners may in their discretion appoint one or more deputies, who shall receive $100 per month. The mileage of sheriffs is reduced from twenty to fifteen cents per mile. The mileage for transporting prisoners and in sane patients was fixed at twenty cents per mile. The salary of county attorneys was placed at $800 per annum, and in counties not having an assessed valuation of more than $2.000,000 they are to receive $600 per annum. Pro Probate Judges are to receive $800 per an num except in counties not having more than $2,000,000 assessed valuation where they get $600 per annum. County treas urers in counties having an assessed valu ation of $4,000,000 and not more than $7. 000,000 are allowed a deputy for six months in the year, and in counties hav ing more than $7,000,000 assessed valua tion the treasurer is allowed a deputy the year round. The deputies of both classes are to be paid $100 per month. County assessors are to receive $1,500 per annum except in counties not having more than $2,000,000 where the salary is fixed at $1,000 per annum. The committee then aroreand the House then adjourned till 10 o'clock this morn ing. Fifty-Seventh Day--March 12. Council. MORNING SESSION. Hoffman, from committee on education and labor, reported favorably the nomina tion of Miss Lou Guthrie for Territorial Librarian. Thompson, of Deer Lodge, from commit tee on elections, to whom was referred the Bickford-Bennett contested election case, reported bacA favorable to sitting member. Various other reports were made from committees and properly disposed of. Hatch, from committee on territorial affairs, having under consideration the nominations for Territorial Board of Sur geons, reported same back with recommen dation nominations be confirmed. Rules were suspended and C. B. No. 46 read third time by title and passed by unanimous vote. Recess until 2 o'clock. Upon reconvening of the Council the following bills were read the third time aod disposed of as follows: House bills Nos. 37 and 14, passed unan imously; Council joint resolution No. 16, ayes 11, nayes 1; Council bill No. 54, ayes 5, nays 6; absent, Middleton, Council bill No. 36, ayes 9, nays 2; Council bill No 48, passed unanimously. The Council went into executive session and reported the following confirmations, and rejections of the Governor's nomina tions: Stock Commissioners — S. R. Buford Madison; Granville Stuart, Fergu Tutt, Yellowstone; C. W. Taylor, Choteau; J. S. Day, Dawson; P. H. Poindexter, Beaverhead; B. E. Myers, Park; P. A. Largely, Silver Bow, David Pratt, Meagher; S. S. Huntley, Lewis and Clarke; Joseph Scott, Custer. Medical examiners—Dr. E. D. Leavitt, Silver Bow, until Dec. 31, 1895; Ernest Crutcher, Cascade, Dec. 31,1894: C. F. Mus sigbrod, Deer Lodge, Dec. 11,1893; W. M. Bullard, Jefferson, Dec. 31, 1889; F. S. Hedges, Missoula, Dec. 31, 1891; R. M. Whitefoot, Gallatin, Dec. 91, 1892; J. B. Atchison, Lewis and Clarke, Dec. 31, 1890. Territorial Librarian—Miss Lou Guthrie. The piesident announced the following nominations rejected: Territorial treasurer, W. G. Preuitt; ter ritorial auditor, James Sullivan; superin tendent of public instruction, A. C. Logan; attorney general, W. E. Cullen. The Council went into committee of the whole, Olds in the chair. The following bills were recommended for passage: C. B. No. 47, concerning chattle mortgagee; C. B. No. 58, compensation of juron; C. B. 53, concerning school bonds; C. B. 60, meetings of county commissioners; C. B. 49, public schools with amendments, and H. B. 43, for codifying the laws. A message was received from the Gover nor nominating H. S. Holloway Territorial Veterinarian. Executive session was held and the nom ination confirmed. Recess till 7 30 o'clock. At the night session the committee on ways and means reported against the recommendation of the Governor to purchase a certain history of the United States for use in the library. The committee of the whole decided to recommend that C. B. No. 2, relating to duties of assessors to collect statist.es be indefinitely postponed. House. MORNING SESSION. When the House convened this morning it went into committee of the whole, Waite in the chair. The fee bill, C. B. No. 42, was considered and further amendments were made which together with the bill was recommended to pass. H. B. No. 7, liquor license bill was con sidered and amended and recommended to pass. When the Speaker resumed the chair H. B. No. 62, the Fergus county boundary bill, was referred to a committee. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. H. B. No. 58, to prevent sale ot noxious drugs, was recommended to pass. C. B. No. 18, railroad bill, reported with out recommendation. H. B. No. 55, an act to establish a paper mill, reported without recommendation. The committee ou mines and minerals to establish an inspector of mines, reported the bill back with amendments and stated that it could not concur in the Council amendments and suggested that a com mittee be appointed to confer with a com mittee of the Council. Murray, Roberts and Saxton were appointed Murray moved to reconsider the vote by which H. B. 56, relating to the payment of mayors and aldermen, was passed. Hunt moved that the motion to recon sider be laid on the table. Lost. The motion to reconsider was carried. Mantle said he was surprised that the gentleman from Lewis and Clarke in the Council had been the first one in that body to jump upon the bill, which was most de cidedly to the advantage of Helena. If Helena wants to pay her Mayor and Coun cil we should allow it to do so. Silver Bow wanted this bill and wants it bad. Joslyn spoke on the question. Haskell said the question would be all right in the morning. The governor would be appointed to-day and the 5,026 prospec tive governors in the Council would be killed off to-day. Hunt's motion was carried by a vote of 12 to 8. Davis took issue with the chair upon the motion to reconsider the bill offered by Hunt, and claimed it to be out of or der. The chair promptly decided his point of order against him and Davis as prompt ly took an appeal from the decision of the chair and cited several passages of Robin son's parliamentary law to sustain his po sition. The motion was put and Davis was knocked out on the first round, the only negative vote being his own. The House the s until wo o'clock. The House met at 2 o'clock and passed H. B. 14, concerning licenses, by vote of 18 to 5. C. B. 42, the fee bill, was next passed by 21 to 1. H. B. 63, relating to territorial officers and H. B. 42, requiring advertisement of county warrants, were reported signed by the Governor. The House then went into committee of the whole to consider C. B. 33, concerning road dockets, which was recommended back for indefinite postponement. H. B. 51, relating to the construction and purchase of bridges in Montana, recom mended to be indefinitely postponed. C. B. No. 46, providing for levy of taxes, was recommended for passage, as was also C B No 37. The select committee on H. B. No. 22, relating to a hospital for the insane, re ported the bill back with amendments and recommended it to pass as amended. Placed on general orders. Hunt introdnoed H. B. No. 64, relating to costs in district courts. Placed on gen eral orders. Davis introduced House bill No. 65, re lating to homesteads. At 6 p m. the House took a recess un til 7.30. The House met promptly at 7.30 and beard the report of the committee of the whole which showed that an amendment offered by Blakely to Council bill No. 46, in committee of the whole with regard to fuel and grain was adopted, while it was lost in the committee, and the house re fused to rectify the mistake in the commit tee report. Joslyn then moved that the bill be in definitely postponed. Hunt moved that it be recommitted to a select committee of five The Speaker appointed Hunt, Moore, Saxton, Rea, and Congdon as the select committee. The House went into committee of the whole, with Rea in the chair. C. B. No. 37, relating to assessment life insurance companies, was recommended to be referred to a select committee of three. H. B. No. 61, to county commissioners, recommended for passage. H. B. No. 52, to close saloons on Sunday, came up but the committee arose before the bill was finally acted upon. The House adjourned at 9 o'clock. Fifty-Ninth Day-March 13. Council. MORNING SESSION. House bill No. 57 reported from com mittee with recommendation it do not pass. Conference committee on mine inspector bill, reported agreement. Report.received and adopted. Message from the Governor announced he had approved and signed C. B. No. 39, relating to probate court act and C. B. No. 22, to protect cemeteries. Nomination of Benjamin Rumley, of Cascade, for stock commissioner, was re ceived and referred. C. B. 30, with amendments, referred to committee for engrossment. Brown, from committee on judiciary, to whom was referred H. B. No. 26, relating to municipal corporations, with instruc tions to report before 2 o'clock p. m. this day, reported the same Lack with amend ments and as amended recommended it do pass. On motion of Thompson, of Silver Bow, the report was received and adopted and the bill as amended referred to commitee on engrossment. Thompson, of Deer Lodge, from commit tee OD engrossment, reported the following bills bad been examined and found cor rectlv engrossed, viz.: C. B. No. 58; C. B. No. 53; C. B. No. 52; C. B. No. 60.; C. B. No. 47; C. B. No. 49 and amendments to H. B. No. 53. Report received and bills passed to third reading. A message from the Governor announced he had approved and signed C. B. No. 8. Middleton moved rules be suspened and H. B. 43 be placed on third reading, read third time by title and placed on final pas sage Carried. Read third time and passed by unanimous vote. Bicktord moved C. B. 58 be taken up for third reading and placed on final passage. Carried. Rules suspended and bill read third time by title and passed by unani mous vote. Recess until 2 o'clock, p. m. House. MORNING SESSION. When the House convened it went im mediately into a committee of the whole. The bill to close saloons on Sunday (H B. ) came up and caused considerable dis cussion. Joslyn made a motion and then a long speech, and Davis told Joslyn that as an exponent of law literature he sur passed David Dudley Filed and Stanley Mathews. He then went on to talk at some length. After he had finished Moore brought himself in a perpendicular position and indulged in a little Latin for the bene fit of the House. Order was rapped by the chairman and then Mantle got in a speech and Joslyn was heard from again. Then Murray got up and said that if the gentlemen from Lewis and Clarke and Deer Lodge were seeking to obstruct the passage of this bill, which the majority of the members had indicated they were in favor of, he would give notice that he would stay by the bill all night and to morrow. This charge brought both Davis and Joslyn to their feet, who very promptly denied the charge. Saxton then made a motion that drug gists should not be allowed to sell drugs and medicines on Sunday. This motion was lost. Davis moved that mines be closed on Sunday. This was lost. Whitney wanted tb make it a misde meanor to go fishing on Sunday. All of these were voted down and the bill was recommended to pass without important amendment H. B. No. 54, was next taken up. Man tle said the judiciary committee had re commended that this bill be indefinitely postponed. Davis opposed this and Hunt got up and said that the bill opened up an unlimited discussion and a great field of law and it ought to be considered more at length than the limited time of the session now allowed. The bill was voted down. H. B. No. 50, to appoint secretary for Governor, was signed by the Governor. The select conference committee on H. B 16, mining inspector bill, reported that the Jouncil committee would recommended that the Council recede from its amend ments. Report received and adopted. The judiciary committee reported H. B. 63, Fergus county boundary bul, with sub stitute, which was made a special order of business for 2 o'clock. The speaker signed H. B. 14, relating to insane married women; also C. B. 1, steam boiler bill. The military committee recommended C. J. R. 16, for printing copies of the Mon tana constitution. Haskell upon suspension of rules intro duced a bill providing for the right-of-way of railroads. This bill has doubtless been brought about by the trouble in Jefferson canyon, and is introduced to remedy a defect in the law which might be brought to bear be tween railroads in such cases. When the House was about to adjourn Davis broached a scheme for paying off the debts incurred by the House for hack fare and other incidents while entertaining the 18 of by of re 46, to re in a to not of re to to do B. B. for at by a of in he to of re an of at for H. B. of to Dakotians on the Great Falls excursion. He had an envelope for each member with 12 postage stamps in it, and each member was to buy an envelope with the stamps and pay $1 for it. He gave the page the envel opes, and when the House took a recess the page proceeded to collect the funds. WHO THEY ARE. Brief Sketch ot the Recent Appointees. Washington, March 12.—John A. Onander, of Illinois, who was to-day nomi nated to be Minister resident and Consul General at Copenhagen, Denmark, is about 60 years of age aod was horn in Sweden He is editor of a Scandinavian paper published in Chicago. He has al ways been a consistent Republican in politics, and has never held a public office. George S. Batcheller, appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, is a grand nephew of Roger Sherman. He graduated at Harvard in 1857 and was elected to the New York Legislature the following year. He served during the war with distinction, and was from 1875 to 1886 Judge of the International Tribunal at Cairo, Egypt. He will take the place now occupied by Gov. Thompson and will have immediate suspension of all appointments under the Treasury Department. His appointment was urged by ex-Senators Miller and Platt. Cornelius H. Hanford, nominated as Chief Justice of Washington Territory, is a resident of Walla Walla where he has practiced law for several years. He has been closely identified with Territorial en terprises. Geo W. Irwin, nominated United States Marshal for Montana, is an old resident of Butte and is engaged in mining. He was at one time sheriff of Deer Lodge county. Jeremiah Sullivan, nominated for collec tor of customs at Eort Benton, M. T., is a native of Ireland, and in 1865 came to Hel ena. For a number of years he was en gaged in mining in various sections of the territory, but in recent years has been en gaged in the hotel business at Fort Ben ton. Mr Sullivan served one term as myaor of Fort Benton. BRUTAL AFFAIR. Farmers Tortured and Robbed by Outlaws Pittsburg, March 12.— McClellantown, a district twelve miles from Uniontown, in Fayette county, was terrorized last night by a party of armed masked robbtra, who entered a number of houses and, after tor turing the inmates until they gave up whatever money they had in their posses sion, ransacked the houses from cellar to garret. The first house entered was that of a farmer named Anderson. The rob bers demanded Anderson's money, and upon protesting that he had none, placed hot coals to his feet and compelled him to give them $30—all the money he had. The next place visited was farmer Lilly'", a short distance from Anderson's. The old man said he had no money, and the des peradoes tied him in bed and set fire to it. Lilly begged for mercy, and finally gave the robbers $130. He was then unbound and the fire extinguished. The gang is believed to be the same that robbed farmer Core, of Franklin township, Saturday night, of $300.. Residents oY Fayett county are greatly excited, and armed searching parties will be organized at once to capture the rob bers. Tefrible Tragedy. Charleston, S. C., March 12.—Capt. F. W. Dawson, editor of the News and Courier and agent for the Associated Press in this city, was murdered this afternoon by T. B. McDow, a physician of this city. It seems that McDow, who is a married man and father of a family, had been too familiar with a Swiss ms id in Captain Dawson's family and Captain Dawson visited McDow at his office to remonstrate with him. Words and blows followed and the en counter ended in McDow shooting Captain Dawson through the head. The murderer then locked his office and went out. Three hours later he surrendered himself to the police authorities and the body of the murdered man was found lying in McDow's office. The murder causes intense excite ment and there is talk of lynching. The murderer, who is a married man with several children, has the reputation of being a rake. To-night the city is wrapped in mourning and the murder is the subject of discussion in every quarter of town. The murderer was hurried to jail when he sur rendered himself and for the present is safe from lynching. The entire community is incensed. Charleston, S. C., March 13.— Dr. McDow was seen to day regarding the murder of Captain Dawson, and said: "Capt. Dawson entered my office, used abusive language to me, and knocked me down with his cane. I got up. He was about to strike me again when I shot him." McDow then went on to say Dawson remained alive one-half to three-quarters of an hour, during which time he (McDow) remained in the room making up his mind what to do. The discovery was made to day. The doctor endeavored to dig a grave in the recess under the stairway. Finding he could not do so, because of the obstructions, he gave himself up and plead self defense. McDow can show no marks of violence from being knocked down, as he asserts he was. All the flags in the city are at half mast. Telegrams of sympathy are pouring in from all parts of the country' The funeral will be held at the cathedral this afternoon. Shortage of the Wheat Crop. Washington, March 11 —The statis tical report of the Department of Agricul ture for March relates to the distribution of wheat aod corn. The amount of corn reported still on hand is 39.6 per cent. The surplus amounts to 787,000,000 bushels. The proportion of merchantable averages 82 per cent, which is less than in 1884,1886 or 1887. The average price is less than in December or March. The average for mer chantable corn is 36.9 per cent per bushel for unmerchantable 22 and 86 per bushel., The general average of seven States. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska is 25.6 cents per bushel. The proportion of the wheat crop on hand March 1 is less than any year since 1880, except in 1882 and 1887. The actual quantity on hand is less than any recent year, except 1882 and 1886. It is esti mated that 112,000,000 measure the bush eb . The lowest states of percentages are in the principal States, as follows: Ohio, 27; Michigan. 23; Indiana, 24; Illinois, 25; Wisconsin, 28; Minnesota, 26; Iowa, 32; Missouri, 27: Kansas, 24; Nebraska, 21; Dakota, 24. In these States the quantity on hand is less than in March last by about 24,000,000 bushels. 8enate Resolutions. Washington, March 13.—A resolution authorizing the Committee on Coast De fences to sit during recess was introduced, and referred to the Committee on Con tingent Expenses. The resolution offered by Stewart for the purchase of $4,000,000 of silver bullion per month for coinage was laid on the table for the present The Senate proceeded to executive busi ness. At 2:50 the doors opened and the Senate adjourned. A. is in in as a en as by in up to to a old it. F. B. in of is me in he he in 25; 32; 21; THE RAINBOW CHASERS. Montana is now the focal point of a uni versal observation and reposes in "that fierce light that beats upon a throne." Sixty million people are looking with an eager and kindly gaze—as wedding guests observe a bride—at the demeanor''of our citizens, to judge of our moral, intellectual and social qualities, to determine whether we appertain to the loftier American character, or whether we are the people who incited, if they did not justify, that paragon of virtue and disciple of polite literature, Mr. James Gordon Bennett, Jr., to print in cold type his objurgations of "the rowdy west." Surely in a crisis so supreme, where excel lence of demeanor is ordained by considera tions so great, it behooves us to speak and to act each in our several stations with in tegrity, politeness and gentleness. This indeed always, but now by consid erations of increasing consequence and .by a selfishness more imperative. Every man and woman ought to feel now that the precise position we shall occupy in step ping into the admiring and affectionate sisterhood of States depends on his or her action, and show forth a behavior accord ingly. Dignity, courtesy, integrity, intelli gence and modesty, these be the qual ities which will commend us to our breth ren redounding to our credit and reward, and comprising an abounding justification to the Republicans in Congress who have so generously affirmed our fitness lor State hood and insisted with creditable and characteristic pertinacity that we should be trusted witn the management of our own affairs. We cannot look with pa tience upon public action which disregards the proprieties of this pivotal situation. These observations occur from time to time as we look over the Democratic prints in Montana touching the domestic affairs of Gen. Harrison, as they hope those affairs may affect and incite discord among the Republicans of Montana. Having been driven from all their positions assumed during the recent Presidential campaign until they are too discouraged to renew any political discussion, their only hope now to win is to promote and foment discord among the triumphant and elate Republi cans. It is a very petty labor, befitting only the callow and immature. Its pro cesses are not educating or inspiring. But there will be more or less of it, we presume, until its uselessless is demonstrated, o* un til some new issue shall arise wherein with that rare instinct which unerringly charac terizes our friends the enemy, they shall again take the wrong side. Mr. Russell B. Harrison is a citizen of Montana. Originally a carpet-bagger, you please, he settled down here and has become one of our citizens and we do not see why, according to the rules by which such matters are determined, he may not be considered an "old-timer" or as good as they. He has, so far as we know, demeaned himself well and, like a great many other young men, entitled himself to that re spectful consideration and treatment which gentlemen accord to gentlemen. And yet our Democratic friends here seem to think there is mach force in printing diminutive references to him, and he twitted gravely in the Democratic prints with speaking of his father as "Pa," as the young man's affection for his father or his devotion to his fortunes before or after his nomination was at all to his discredit. We assure the press there is nothing at the end of this pursuit. And now again we are met with the alle, gatioc, which nothing that young Mr. Har rison has done justifies, that he is trying control the patronage of the administration os affecting Montana, and feeble dispatches, generally concocted in the editorial chairs here, report struggles and protests from the people of Montana to circumvent his mach inations with the administration. These are fancied strifes. When Benjamin Har rison was elected the people of Montana came, for the first time in their history, into the possession of their own. No one knows this so well as young Mr. Harrison. His home, hopes and future are here. He knows enough to know if he should interfere with the affairs of Montana, except as one of her citizens, if he should use his kinship to the President to control the least one of these offices against their will, he would do lasting injury to his present fortunes and wholly be destroyed in a near future. He knows enough to know that these people have opinions of their own aod rights of their own, among which rights is that of self government—and that they would indig nantly resent the claim that they were a province possession or suzerainty of any one man with a vigor which would make resistance powerless. He knows enough to know that these people are exceeding glad his father is their president. They contributed of their efforts and means to make him such, not to lose control of or sacrifice any right of theirs, nor to put the distribution of fed eral patronage into any one man's hands. His father knows enough of politics to know that he could do that son no more lasting injury in Mon tana than to permit him as against the wishes of her people to dispense here the federal patronage. He knows that arbi trarily by patronage reputations cannot be made and unmade, and that interference with the normal conditions here by foreign forces would be deeply offensive to every independent Montanian. and it is absurd, childless and useless to picture Russell Harrison in Washington as trying to cir cumvent the desires of the Republicans in Montana in the matter of federal appoint ments so as to make himself solid enough here to have a political future. He knows that to him, who from excep tional or abnormal reasons would dispense to the people of Montana his officers rather than theirs, there would remain eight months hence a condition too pitiable to point at, for then Montana will sit prouüly clothed with her rightful authority, ade quate to vindicate her power and people and spirited enough to visit with condign punishment those who have held in con tempt her sovereign wilL But these re citals, which might be indefinitely pro longed and are not so intended seem almost an our we in .by the her and our pa to the been any to pro But un with shall of if has not not as re yet to is if or after alle, Har to the Har into His of to least self a any is not of fed of the the be cir in to re pro to be an imputation on the patriotism and good seuse of the President and his son and we forbear. We do not suppose these matters greatly annoy Mr. Harrison, and he is too self - respecting to answer them. They com prise an imputation on his good sense which he has done nothing to justify. It was because of these insolences toward him that his friends some weeks since ten dered him the compliment of a banquet. It did seem when a gentleman could not come and go cn his own errands without being nagged, badgered, insulted and jeered at by polit ical opponents, that the communi'V in which such unmannerly actions occurred should signify in some way that it disap proved the disreputable performances, and this accounts for and justifies the Harrison banquet. But as Mr. Harrison is interfer ing with no attempt of Montana to control her own matters,as you are having no success in convincing anybody that the Republicans are disrupted or likely to become so, and as your entire methods in this behalf are futile except as they excite wonder at your petty ignorance and impair our good name, we pray you Messieurs gentlemen Demo crats, editors and orators, big and little,'one and all, grant us the felicity of your silence. _ THE LAST WEEK. Our Legislature has reached its last week of the session and will soon dissolve. A contingency may arise requiring the Council to be called together in extra session to confirm some appointments of Territorial office. The session has not been as im portant as was anticipated. The passage of the admission bill with the certainty that, within a year, we shall have a State organization complete and a Legislature with all the powers of any like body in the country, rendered the 'adop tion of much new legislation not only unnecessary but undesirable. Con siderations of economy also interposed. Our Territory is free from debt and it is desirable to keep it so till the transition takes place. Many public institutions of pressing importance would have received favorable attention but for this. As a State in full command of its resources and its ample boundaries fixed, the credit of Montana will be better than it could be as a Territory and we can borrow on better terms the money needed to erect buildings for public use. Some needed legislation has been accom plished, and as a rule the members have been industrious and faithful to the inter ests of their constituents. The progress of national events since first they came to gether has taken much out of their hands that otherwise they would have under taken. The passage of the registration law was enough to justify their meeting, but does not include all their good work. As the last Territorial Legislature and the first one in our history that has been Republican in both branches its record will possess unusual interest and project much of its influence into the opening fortunes of the new State. Never before in the history of our city has building opened so early in the jseason and on so large a scale. Indeed' we are hardly conscious of having had a winter. There has not been a day during the sea son when work on new buildings has en tirely ceased and at present it is in full blast in every direction. The limits of the settled portions of the city are extend ing in every direction and the multiplication of real estate agencies is indicative of the ex tent red vitality of that 'branch of busi ness. Every house and room and corner is crowded with occupants and the damand for more room is beyond the present means of supply. There has been no effort on the part of any one to create a Helena boom. There has been very little advertising and no excursion rates on railroads centering here. Whatever boom there is has grown up naturally as the result of permanent causes, such as our fixed pre-eminence in the production of precious metals and the general prosperity of our stock inter ests. These have been aided no doubt by s ories of our wonderfal mild winter and still more by our certain prospect of soon being an independent State. Immigration is already pouring in along the lines of our railroads. All that comes in before April will be entitled to participate io our Octo ber election upon the adoption of a consti tution and choice of State officers. *? — Q^iaur general government would pass a uniform bankruptcy law, as it has the express power to do, there would be no need of an insolvency law, but in absence of such legislation we see no reason why our Territorial Legislature should not in terpose to make all creditors Bhara alike in the effects of a common debtor. If it were known that an attachment would percipitate insolvency in which all would have to fare alike it would prevent attachment nnd lead to arrangements beneficial to all. No one who cares for the reputation of Mon tana would use the argument that the present arrangement is better for home creditors. We are well aware that there are the usual objections that the fees of the officials will consume much of the in solvent estate. But the fact that there is such a law would exert a salutary influ ence and save many a man who is now sac rificed. Giving preference to the first attach ing creditor is an invitation to slaughter and offering a premium to heartless greed. Certainly an insolvent law could not in volve more sacrifice to the debtor, nor would any greater share go to officials than at present. The only difference would be that all creditors would share alike, and equal rights and fair play ought to be the controlling principle in all legislation. Give us a trial of the law and let its fate depend upon the test of experience. The appointments of George W. Irvin for Marshal, E. D. Weed for United States Attorney and Jere Sullivan for Collector of Customs at Fort Benton, give satis faction among Republicans. We be lieve each of these appointees will prove popular and creditable to the service. A to in is of a of as of of is a no in of is be FROM WASHINGTON."NS* Delegate Carter Attending to his Con stituents--- As to Senatorial Appointments---Offices Soon to bp Filled. Washington, March 13.—[Special to the Herald,] —There is no doubt that Delegate Carter is looking after Moutana appointments before the proper sources, but the demands on the President and his Cabinet are so great that it is almost im possible to get consideration of Territorial appointments when there are so many de partment offices and foreign missions to lie filled. The rule as announced from head quarters is that existing vacancies are first to be filled, and after that comes considera tion of reasons for removals. So far this rule has been adhered to except in the case of the Dakota governorship, where the con ditions demanded Churches removal. From the general impression here and hints let drop by those in position to know it is presumed that the policy of the Ad ministration will be against the appoint ment of "old hands," and the fact that a man has held office before will rather lie detrimental than favorable to his appoint ment under Harrison, especiall y in the Territories. The disposition is to give new blood and men a show,and the edict seems to be that former office-holders cannot rea sonably expect to be reinstated. Another feature of the Territorial policy is that Harrison intends to adhere strictly to that plank in the National platform be stowing appointments in Jthe Territories. to residents thereof, so that Montana may fear no importations with "carpet bagger" branded on their c immissions. It is understood to-day that the matter of the Governorship and Chief Justiceship of Montana is under consideration, but, though a long conference was held by Delegate Carter, Chairman Hershfield and Russell Harrison, no announcement has yet been made as to probable appointees. Among the first offices to be filled, be sides these just mentioned, are Collector of Internal Revenue, Bank Examiner and District Attorney, made vacant by reason of resignation ot incumbents. CONFIRMATIONS. Irvin, for Marshal, Among the Num ber. Washington, March 13.— The Senate confirmed the nominations of A. C. Mellette, Governor, and L. B. Richardson, Secretary of Dakota. Cornelius H. Hanford, Washington Ter ritory, Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory. George W. Irvin, Montana, United States Marshal of Montana. Smiley N. Chambers, Indiana, United States Attorney for Indiana. George S. Batcheller, New York, Assis tant Secretary of the Treasury. Albert G. Parker, Indiana, Minister to Italy. John A. Onander, Illinois, Consul Gen eral to Denmark. Walker Blaine, Maine, Examiner of Claims in the State Department. Nominations To-Day. Washington, March 13.—The Presi dent to-day sent the following nominations to the Senate: Eugene Schuyler, of New York, |tojbe Assistant Secretary of State, Vice George I. Rives resigned. Walker Blaine, of Maine, to be Exam iner of Claims for the Department of State, Vice Wharton, deceased. Cyrus Bussey, of New York City, to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Vice David L. Hawkins resigned. DENVER FIRE. A Big Block Destroved----Heavy Losses. Denver, March 13.—The King Block, on Lawrence street, between 15tb and 16th, took fire this morning at 3:30. ^[The ground floor was occupied by the Knight, McClure Music Co., Callaway Eros, and Dinwall, queens ware, Schiff Carlton, grocery com pany, and Denver Rio Grande Express Co., while the upper floors were occupied as offices and by roomers. A greater^portion of the lower floor was gutted. The following are the losses: Knight, McClure & Co., $100,000, insurance, $50,000; Callaway Bros. & Dinwall, $15,000, in sutance, $30,000; Schiff, Carlton & Co., $5,000, insurance, $15,000. The losses of the other tenants is estimated at $25,000, partially covered. The damage of the building is about $50,000. The Herald has designs upon no office. Let no one for a moment distrust the sin cerity of this avowal. The Herald is iu nobody's way for any official honors that anybody wants. Jere Sullivan, for Collector of Cus toms, was added to the nominations sent to the Senate yesterday. Benton Republicans will be pleased to hear the news, as were the Republicans of Butte on hearing of the appointment of Irvin for Marshal. Helena Republicans generally expect that Chairman Hershfield, of the Republi can General Committee, will be Montana's Governor. President Harrison moves with deliberation and caution. The fact that aspirants for other offices are Helena resi dents doubtless operates to delay nomina tions counted on before now. Appoint ments must "scatter" somewhat. Messages endorsing John Moffitt for U. S. Collector in place of James Shields, resigned, have been flashed to Washington from prominent Montana Republican?. Mr. Moffitt has been long connected with the office and thoroughly understands its man agement. The Legislature will adjourn Thursday night.