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FISK BROS. K. E. FISK, - Publishers. Editor THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1889. IIURBAH for Statehood! Hurrah! The State of Montana! That sounds good ___ Ho.v.Wm. H. Hunt, District Judu«,qual ified to day and entered upon the dnties of his office. ____________ Associate Justice Harwood :s re ported to have taken the oath ot office at Hillings to day. ________ Johnny Heed's politico biographical ar tide, "Hauser and Muginnis,'' is appropri ated bodily by the "semi-official" organ. Give the Inter-Mountain credit. Hon. Henry N. Hi,akk, Chief Justice was the first officer to quality under the State Government. Police Justice Sanders administered the oath ot office. Three of the Rig Four are attending the Silver How seance. Their presence is sup posed to be necessary to influence the ap ical question in the mandatons case. The tit si Hag with forty-one stars run up this morning was that floated from the tall staff surmounting the Herald build ing. This afternoon scores of flags are waving iu all parts of the city. Can the fraud conquests of the Demo crats of Motana add to their number that of precinct 31? It can hardly he. lhe fraudulent fruits of Wooley's Ranch. Wilder's Landing, Miles City and Western Montana must suffice. Enough is enough. The attempt to enforce extreme Sunday observance laws in Ohio has worked in I hat State in the same way as the extreme prohibition laws in aid of temperance have worked in Iowa. Such attempt always defeat themselves. Men can't be driven to attend church. Ministers have the oppor tunity and should have the power to till their churches with interested listeners Ptop'e who work all the week in simps and stores feel the physical need of some relax ation and out-of-door recreation every day of the week, and it is the duty of sensible Christians to consider this very natural and proper demand and not ignore or attempt to crush it ont. Preceding the election the Iowa Demo crats were confident of carrying the State. J. J. Richardson, Iowa member of the Democratic Committee, said: "Many Republicans declare they will vote for the Democratic nominee, Boies, oil account of his pledged opposition to pio hibitory legislation. I am confident of the defeat of the Republican State ticket, and particularly its head, Senator Hutchison." M. M. Ham, formerly member of the Democratic National Committee, said: "The reaction from prohibition is great; the stand of the druggists, farmers' alliance and workingmen are all encouraging to the Democrats Hoperal reports have been re ceived from all parts of the State and great dissatisfaction has been shown among Re publicans, while the Democrats are solid." THE Ni l C ATION. Preparations for war, we expect, will be suspended for a time, or at least the Demo cratic warriors will sleep on their arms. Judge De Wolfe has issued his peremptory mandate, and it has beeu obeyed to the extent that it will authorize Clerk Booth to call in his former certificates and issue a revised edition tiearing a later date. We presume further that he will Jnow he pre pared to allow the puhlic.to inspect public records during ofiice hours, and possibly he may transmit the returns of thejelection to the Secretary, though not by special train. It will uot matter much when or how they are sent, for the State cauvasserB have dis charged their duty as best they could and dissolved. Well, what has beenj gained and how does the case stand now ? There will probably he no more Sunday and midnight sessions of the Supreme Court. There will lie no more special trains, no more with holding of county returns, nojmore forbid ding the public a sight of public records, no more issuing of certificates' 4 l»efore re turns are count'd, no more beating] the air in frantic declamations to persuade Judge De Wolfe to do what lie was ready end aching to do from the start, Finally, the lurid threats of "wah ! sir," willjcease for a little time. And for these'slight'benefits the people will lie duly thankful,'no doubt. Our admission as a State has already been delayed several days, for which the people of Montana are not disposed'to be equally thankful. Hut alter all nothing has been gained of any substantial value. Everyone'.has been advised liefore what the face of the returns from Precinct 34 showed. Those who could see the clear evidence of fraud or wholesale bribery on the face of those re turns, can see nothing else there now. Judge De Wolfe has done nothing even to wash the face of the returns. He dis claims having made the attempt, says another species of action is necessary for that purpose. By section 9 of Article V of« the constitution "each house shall choose its other officers and shall judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its members " Here is the constitutional court of sole and last res»rt to judge of the election of members. It is not conferred upon any court, but each boose is made the court to judge the whole case as regards its own members. Where there appears two claimants for the same seat, each having a certificate though emanating from a different source, neither can be sworn in if objection is made nntil the question is settled some how which has the prima facie title. Those whose titles are unquestioned will have the right to settle the case of those whose titles are in dispute. We do not see thst Judge De Wolfe's de cision hss settled anything. Certainly it has not settled anything satisfactorily to the ontaide and disinterested public. ff* MONTANA A STATE. The long-wished for message has at last reached us on the wings of lightning, an nouncing the glorious news that the last act necessary to complete Montanas ad mission ns a State according to the terms of the Enabling Act of Congress was per formed to-day at the National capital, by the President issuing his proclamation» The message reached us about 11 o clock, the proclamatioh having been issued at 10.-40 a. m. Washington time. This 8th day of November, A. D. 1889, will lorever be a red-letter day in the his tory of Montana. It marks the termina tion of our Territorial vassalage, the be ginning of our grand career as a sovereign State, the peer of the oldest and most pow erful of all the sisterhood, now comprising 11 sovereign .States. To-day the people of Montana become endowed with the Inliest measure of the rightH of citizenship, the right and power to cl 0 ise our own rulers, make onr own laws, subject only to the limitations of the constitution, lor the first time the people of Montana become endowed with a fall ami equal right to choose the President of the United States and the sigual right to participate in na tional legislation. The constitution adop'ed by our people on the first day of October has now be come the highest law under which we live, next after the National constitution. The breath » f life has been breathed into the inanimate form and frame work and it be comes instinct with life. Our State bound aries are fixed beyond change except with onr own consent. When the proclamation was signed, there was an instant transfer of the title of all the school lands in Mon tana to the State, and with this went into effect all the other grants for various other public institutions. It was like some new engine of vast powers and nicest finish into which the steam is first turned on. The great wheels and levers begin to feel their vital power and move slowly at first, hut with increasing rapidity every instant until the fullness of their power is soon reached, and then the power thns created begins ,to he communicated to a world of machinery that begins to spin and buzz and announces itself ready for work. So it is with our State machinery. The steam has he. n turned on and Statehood has begun. It is more than any of us can at once conceive. It is like the creation of a new life. The form has become a thing of life. The bouI has entered into the body. Ages strelcu ont in prospective before us. Generations of citizens of Montana will enter and pass across the stage of existence, contributing their mite to our wealth and fame, and still the star of our destiny will ris higher and will shine brighter. In the bright, mellow light of this November day a State has been horn, with the most promising auspices for future greatness Those who have lived in Montana for u fall quarter of a century and have yearned for the coming of this day may well feel proud and happy. The gyves and fetters that have limited and cramped their move ments have lallen away. The sceptre of onr destinies has been placed in our owu handt and we are called upon to stand up and show what is in ns. In this glorious inheritance that passes under our control this day, all have a part the youngest as well as or even more than the oldest. In the enjoyment of this greatest of all earthly blessings we can approach the coming Thanksgiving with a fullness of gratitude never before expe rienced. Forgetting all divisions and die sensions let ns rejoice together and prove ourselves worthy of the great trusts now devolved upon us. With reverent gratitude we how before the God of nations and implore His bless ing upon the new State of Montana. PROMPT ACTION. Governor Miller took the oath of office and entered upon the discharge of his duties immediately after the telegraph an nounced that the President had signed the proclamation admitting North Dakota. In the shortest possible time the Governor is sued the following proclamation convening the Legislature on the 19th, the earliest day the constitution of the State permits: Whereas a vacancy exists in the office of Uoited State Senators froln the State of North Dakota, now therefore. I, John Mil ler, governor of the State of North Dakota by viitne of the authority vested in me by the constitution, and as required by sec tion 17 of the schedule of the constitution of said State, do hereby convene the Legis lative assembly of said State to meet at the capitol building in the city of Bis marck, on Taesday the 19th day of No vember 1889, at 2 p. m , for the election of two United Sates Senators and for the performanca of each other legislative duties as may he in accordance with the provisions of said constitution. In testimony whereof, I have hereto set my hand and canaed the seal of the State North Dakota to be affixed, at the city of Bismarck, the capital of said State, this 4th day of November, A. D. 1889, JOHN MILLER, Governor. There ia no obstacle in the way of Gov ernor Toole at onoe issuing his proclama tion calling the Legislature together. For brevity that of Governor Miller, of North Dakota, is a good speeimen. It was issued within a few minutes after taking office. Wk suppose the State offioere-elect can swear in and enter upon their dnties forth with. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoita ABUSE AND THREATS. The vile aod extreme abuse daily poured out by the Democratic press of the State upon Governor White, Judge Blake and Secretary Walker, is as wanton and foolish as the threats of violence are idle and silly. Considering the powers and duties con ferred npon this State canvassing board, their acts will bear the stress of criticism, at least as fully, and we think more suc cessfully, than those of the court whose aid has been invoked to fix the resalt in Silver Bow county. We do not assert that the canvassers of Silver Bow county had the right to throw out the return of Precinct 34, however transparently saturated with frand. It may be held on finai investiga tion in the highest tribunal that neither canvassing board had any judicial power whatever. Suppose we accept this contention of the Democratic attorneys and apply it to the actic n of the State canvassers The clerk of Silver Bow county refused to send them the returns certified by theSilver Bow can vassers or even allow their inspection. They purposely kept back the returns of other counties so that they could not cer tify the vote on the constitution to the President and thus retarded the issuance of the proclamation that completes our ad mission as a State. The State canvassers waited the extreme limit of time allowed by any form of law and used every means in their power to secure the fall retarne to complete their work. Compelled by the highest considerations of public duty to act without further delay, we cannot see how they could have acted otherwise and keep within the clear line of their duty They used the only certified canvass ot the votes of Silver Bow counly that was then in existence or is in existence to-day. The mandate of Do Wolfe had not been obeyed and no other canvass conld be anticipated for a long time, if ever. What ever doubt tliare might ba about the powers of the county canvassers, there was none whatever that neither the county clerk or the district judge had the power to make the canvass, and the papers sent over by special train were only valuable as they incidentahy disclosed what the result was as canvassed by the proper officers. So far as the dnty devolved upon the State canvassers by the enabling act is concerned, we defy the utmost criticisms of the most violent political opponent to maintain any reasonable complaint against its action. In onr opinion they went to the extreme limit of patient waiting for re turns purposely delayed. The result of the vote on the constitution never was in doubt. The people of Montana by their vote had expressed their desire for State hood almost unanimously, and their wishes and decision were paramount to all other considerations. No nlterior desires of any particular persons to be Senators in Con gress had any business to intrude to de lay the announcement of the result of the vote on the adoption of the constitution a single day or hoar. It was the State constitution and not the enabling act that devolved upon the State canvassers the duty to canvass at the same time the vote for State officers, judges and members of the Legislature. In discharg ing this incidental duty, they were com pelled to nse the same and the only official canvass in existence of the vote in Silver Bow county. They have in this respect discharged their duty in exact accord with the Democratic contention, counted only from the face of the returns and have uot attempted to exercise any judicial powers in deciding that the Silver Bow canvassers exceeded their authority. If canvassers have no right to look be hind the returns, it is a law that applies eqnally to State as to county canvassers Doctors ought to be responsible for their own prescriptions. There is a tribunal pro vided by law for the decision of contested seats in the Legislature and we will not attempt to question its competency or fairness. ____ THE IOWA DEFECTION. There is nothing particularly astonish ing or unprecedented abont the result of Tuesday's elections in any of the States ex cept Iowa. So tar as we can recollect this is the first time that a Democratic gover nor of that State has been elected since early in the fifties. Iowa has been most of the time of late years, the banner Re publican State. Daring the "greenback craze" there was a partial defection, and some Democratic Congressmen of a mon grel sort have been elected. But such was the abounding strength of Iowa Republi canism that it could stand an encroach ment of 10,000 upon ite vote and not be shaken. Some attempt to account for the over throw of Taesday by saying that Iowa has lost 30,000 Republican votes by emigra tion. It is not true. Iowa has a good 50.000 Republican majority within her own borders to-day. The candidate elected as a Democrat is a Republican driven oat of the ranks by the extremists who have forced the Republican party to occnpy such advanced and unreasonable views on prohibition issue that revolt has been pre cipitated. One extreme measure has been followed by another still more extreme and unreasonable till personal liberty was driven to the wall and forced to assert itself in a way to rebuke this tendency. The time and manner of administering this rebuke were well chosen. There were no national issues pending this year to keep independent Republicans in line. Even the State of Kansas, a few yerrs since, as fully and reliably Republican as Iowa, revolted against the rule of St. John on the same issue and chose a Demo* cratic governor, Glick. After administer ing this rebake Kansas did not cea s e to be Republican. Nor is Iowa, to-day, any less a Republican State than when it gave over 30.000 majority for Harrison last year. Even a larger majority than the vote wonld indicate is opposed to the folly of each extreme snd unreasonable legislation as demanded by the prohibitionists. A combination of high lioense and local option ia tha best practical method yet de vised to restriet and eliminate the con fessed mischief of the excessive indulgence in stimulants and intoxicants. RETROSPECT. The enjoyment of Statehood for one whole day leaves ns in a retrospective mood. We cannot, if we would, resist the impulse to look back over the comparative ly brief history of Montana's existence as a separse political organization. The en tire interval between the approval of the act creating the Territory of Montana and the issuance of the proclamation complet ing onr admission as a mate was only 25 years, 5 months and 12 days. It is less than half the allotted span of a single human life and would reckon bnt a short day in the life of a nation. Having seen the whole growth of Montana during this period, the contrast of the past and present comes most vividly before ns. It was a long, weary, dangerous jonrney in 1864 to reach Montana in any way. Onr ronte was overland, and as we crossed the Missouri river at Omaha, bidding adien to settlements and civilization, the graders on the Union Pacific were at work just out side the city limits. It was a journey of about three months in those days to reach Montana by overland conveyance other than Ben Holliday's. Our first Fourth of July in Montana was spent on the Yellow stone, aud such fishing sport as we had in pulling on» three-pound trout almost of itself seemed to repay us for the long journey. It was a hot race from the Yellowstone to Virginia City. The first sign of habitation after leaving the Missouri was the cabin of a venturesome ranchman in the Gallatin valley. We had started for Idaho and were not a little sur prised on our arrival to find ourselves in Montana. Alder gulch and Virginia City were then swarming with miners and pil grims. Our first essay was to get some fresh bear steik, but the marketman de clined to accept a greenback in payment, and we went back to bacon a while longer. Now a person can lide from New York to Helena in a palace car in four days We can get letters now from almost any part of the country in a week, and at a postal cost of 2 cents. In 1864 we used to pay 50 cents iu gold to have letters brought from Virginia City, about three miles np the gulch. There were no stamps for sale at the P. O., but some private parties had stamps for sale at 25 cents apiece in gold. Even after our coming to Helena and the establishment of a postoflice here in 1865, rental for boxes and payment lor stamps was demanded in gold. In fact there was no currency but gold dust for many years thereafter. The first Legislature met in Bannack in the winter of 1865-6, bat the laws were not published for months afterwards, and what little law existed was found in the few copies of the Idaho code that had somehow found their way in here. There were courts of original jurisdiction and plenary powers, with no more recog nized right of appeal than in a modern mandumus sait. As for writs of habeas c rpus, no one thought of such an applica tion till after the culprit had beeu hung for some hours. Almost everybody kept a horse saddled and staked near his tent, to be in readiness for the next stampede, and good paying claims were abandoned for a wild-goose chase to Kootenai or some other far-distance location. Prices were fabulous in those early days. When the news went out that a batch of pies was in the oven, at a little bakery on Wood street, men fell into line as on elec tion day for a chance to get a fresli-haked pie for a dollar in gold, and if the bnyer was uot content with an undercrust of brown paper and insisted on carrying off the tin, he had to pay extra In 1865 we paid $2 50 a ponnd for butter, 75 cents a pound for sugar, and the same price fur a short box of matches and one doilar a piece for some small apples. Everything was in proportion. Money came M easy as it went and no one suffered from banger or thirst. Trusts are no new thing. In those early days there wonld be some new trust or corner every day. We recall the days when slnice boxes were running iu our Main street, and those who presumed to pat buildings on mining ground without arranging with the mine owner, would very likely find a mining shaft at his front door some bright morn ing. Sundays were distinguished from other days by being the noisiest and busiest days in town. Gambling and dance houses had the heaviest patronage on this off-day for the miners. Rough and demoralizing as were those days we can but linger over their memo ries with a shade of regret that we shall never see their like again. Chan.es then were rapid and extreme. What would be a populous town one month, might he en tirely abandoned the next. Property worth hundreds to-day migut be worthless to-morrow. When tbiugs were going they went,without any haggling over prices. If anyone lost a fortune one day, be expected to make another the next, and so he never lost sleep or appetite in consequence. We well remember in onr early days that it was generally believed that nothing conld be grown on such a soil as most of that in Montana, and the first ones to plant potatoes worth 25 cent« a ponnd were con sidered fool hardy. It prove I soon that onr soil and climate were the beet in the world for potatoes, and bnt little lees adapted to most other vegetables. It was true for several years after the first rash of gold-seekers came to Montana, that no one conld be found who expected to live and die here or have a permanent home so far away from God's country. Bad lack and heavy losses might keep one here longer than he expected, bnt there was always a reserve expectation of going back home to stay and greet "the girl he left be hind him." Tout cela change, as the Frenchman would say. Those who went home well fixed soon parted with their gains, and straggled back to recuperate and willing to stay longer, perhepe for life. The coming of railroeda was a fruit fol theme of speculation in early days, and when the Union Pacific was completed aa oear as Corinne, we thought that was tbs nearest we should ever come to seeing a railroad to Montana. To get a railroad within 450 miles and havs a daily line of coaches was as great a wonder and canse of rejoicing in its day as when we greeted the advance of the railroad in onr city. We remember well the first railroad meeting ever held in Helena. It was in Capt. Parkinson's old opera house on upper Main street. We remember some of the speeches made and bow ready many of onr citizens were to pledge half of their worldly wealth to the enterprise. They were not worthas much then as now. There were schemes of railroads to Corinne, to Fort Benton and a very forlorn mention o the possibility of the Northern Pacific coming. There were scemes also of taking the improvement of the Missouri ont of the laggard and niggardly hands of the government and stocking it with a con tinuous line of steamboats ami barges. There was a species of opiate in these wild day dreams, and many of our staid and sober-minded people were ready to vote subsidies by the million to help the poor Northern Pacific to get on its legs. Noliody now would think of giving a subsidy for a railroad, and we think it a rather dull day that does not witness the scheme of some new railroad. As things are going some will begin soon to think of legislation to keep any more lailroads out. It will not be those who have done the most cayuse and jerkey riding. We say, Let them come and give them welcome. Car riding is cheap at five cents a mile, compared with staging at fifteen cents, with the involuntaiy privilege of walking up every hill, simply because paesengers could walk and the Iaggage couldn't. Some of these things look better in retro spect than they did in perpetual prospect. We have never seen the day when we did not want to see railroads, permanent, com fortable homes and Statehood for Montana. We have seen all ami rejoice. AS WAS EXPECTED. Judge DeWolfe Decides the Last Point for the Democrats. Butte, November 7.—[Special.]—Judge DeWolfe decided in court this morning that Mr. Hall, as an individual member of the county canvassing board, had no right to appeal in the name of the board and that the appeal as filed by Campbell & Knowles wonld not operate as a stay of proceedings. In consequence the court issued a peremptory writ of mandate order ing the county canvassing hoard to at once count the vote of precinct 34 for J. J. Mc Hatton. An officer of the coart has been sent to the Alice mine to compel Mr. Hall to meet Judge Irvine and canvass the vote. Up to 3 o'clock this afternoon Mr. Hall had not been found. AFFIDAVITS FILED. Windin Up of the Mandamus Case at Butte. Butte, November 7. —[Special.]—The argument on the right to appeal of Mr. Hall as an individual member of the Silver Bow canvassing board was completed be fore Judge DeWolfe yesterday, and the mandamus case is nearly finished as tar as the district court is concerned. Affidavits were presented by both sides. The Demo cratic lawyers read the affidavit of Caleb E. Irvine, which sets forth that there has been no meeting of the canvassing board to authorize the taking of an appeal. Thompson Campbell then read an .affi davit from Wm. E. Hall, stating that be, Campbell, had been retained by the canvassing hoard to represent them in the courts. Argument )was then begun and continued nntil lat« last night, Toole and McConnell denying Hall's right to appeal and Knowles and Campbell upholding it. At the evening session Lawyer Campbell asked permission to file another affidavit, that of Clerk Sptoule, to show that Caleb Irvine was aware that, a majority of the board had engaged counsel in the case. This proposition elicited prompt objections from the opposition counsel. They de manded the right to file affidavits in re buttal. The court allowed the filing of the Sproule affidavit, and also the filing of any rebuttal by the other side. THAT DYNAMITE CASE. of Attempt Made to Fire the House Oscar Stenberg. Butte, November 7. —[Special.] — At 12:30 this morning it was discovered that that portion of Oscar Stenherg's building on East Park street in which he was sleep ing when the attempt was made to blow him np with giant powder was on fire. The blaze was on the outside ander a stair way and within five feet of the spot where the powder was placed. The alarm was given and both the brigade and depart ment responded unusually promptly and soon had three streams playing on the fiâmes, which were extinguished before mach damage had been done. The fire is supposed to have beeu started by some one who entertains a grudge against Stenberg On the Brink of Starvation. Halifax, November 8— The reported distress among the fishermen at Terrence Bay and the lower portion of West Halifax is confirmed. Nearly half the population in each village ia on the brink of starva tion owing to the failure of fishing. Twenty or thirty families in each place, numbering nearly two hnndred persons, have consumed every scrap of food they conld obtain. Provisions will have to be sent them or many will undoubtedly perish. The Penalty of Thievery. Nbw York, November 9.— Frank Froet, cashier of the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. at Panama, became a defaulter. He wm bonded by the Fidelity and CMnalty Com pany of New York. This company secured his arrest and conviction. He mast serve in addition to his regular sentence, one day for every dollar he stole. He will have to serve nine years extra. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. STATE OF MONTANA! The Glad Tidings Come at Last—The Proclamation Issued this Morning. The Text Being Relatively the Same as that Admitting the Dakotas, it is Not Wired One More Star Added to the Hag-the Forty-first. STATEHOOD FOK RON TANA. I lie President Issues Mis Proclama tion. WASHINGTON, November 8—The Presi dent has issued his proclamation admitting Montana as a State. I II E i'ltOCL %M V TION. It is of the Same t enor ns Those Ad mitting the Dakotas. Washington, November 8. —Secretary Blaine was among the first of the Presi dent's callers this morning. He bronght the proclamation announcing the State hood of Montana The President Higned it and it was given to the press for publi cation. It is the same as the Dakota's proclamation. STATE OF MONTANA. Text of the President's Proclamation. Washington, Nov. 8. —President Harri son signed and issued the following procla mation at 10:40 this morning: Whereas. The Congress of the United States by au act approved on the twenty-second day ot February, one thou sand eight hundred and eighty nine, pro vided that the inhabitants of the Territory of Montana might, upon the conditions pre scribed in said act, become the State of Montana, and, Whereas, It was provided by said act that the delegates elected, as therein pro vided, to a Constitutional Convention in the Territory of Montana, should meet at the seat of government of said Territory, and after they had met and organized, they should declare on behalf of the people of Montana that they adopt the Constitution of the United States, where»pon the said Convention should be authorized to form a State government for the State of Montana, and, Whereas, it was provided by said act that the constitution so adopted should be Repnbiican in form and make no distinc tion in civil or political rights on account of race or color except as to Indians not taxed, and not be repugnant to the consti tution of the United States aud the declar ation of independence, and that the con vention should bt an ordinance irrevoc able without consent of the United States and the people of said States, and make certain provisions prescris ed in said act, and, Whereas, It was piovtded by the said act that the constitution thus formed for the people of Montana should, by ordinance of the convention forming the rame lie sub mitted to the people of Montana at au election to be held therein on the first Tuesday in October, 1889, for the ratifica tion or rejection by the qualified voters of said proposed State; that the returns of the said election should lie made to the Secre tary of the said Territory, who, with the Governor and Chief Jnstice thereof, or any two of them, should canvass the same, and if a majority of the legal votes cast should be for the constitution, the Governor should certify the result to the President of the United States, together with a statement oi votes cast thereon, or upon separate articles or propositions, and a copy ot said constitu tion, articles, prooositions aod ordinances» aud Whereas, It has been certified to me by he Governor of said Territory that within the time prescribed by said act of Congress the constitution for the proposed State of Montana has been adopted and that the same, together with the two ordinances connected therewith, have been ratified by a majority of the qualified voters ot said proposed State, in accordance with the conditions prescribed in said act ; and, Whereas, A duly authenticated copy of said constitution and ordinances, as re quired by said act, has been received by me. Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, Pretident of the Uuited States of Aiut rica, do, in accordance with the provisions ot the act of Congress aforesaid, declare and pro claim the fact that the conditions imposed by Congress on the State of Montana, to entitle that State to admission into the Union, have been ratified and accepted, and that admission into the Union is now complete. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and canaed the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this eighth uay of November, in the year of onr Lord, one thousand eight hnndred and eighty-nine and of the independence of the United States of America the one hnndred and fourteenth. BENJAMIN HARRISON. By the President: James G. Blaine, Secretary of State. Collision* New York, November 9. —The new United States man-of-war Chicago was in collision this morning with a tag and float of freight cars in the East River. The weather wm foggy. The vessel wm not injured and oontinned on her coarse. By the Governor n Proclamation. It has h«en long the custom of our people with the closing of the year to look hack upon tho blessings brought them in changing the course of the seasons and to return solemn thanks to the AH Giving sotiro'» from whom they flow. At no recurrence of that period hr.» the reason for universal thanksgiving by the people of our favored Territory been more conspicuous, more manifest or more univers *1. Now, therefore, I, Benjamin F. White, Gover nor of the Territory of Vfont tna, conforming to the proclamation of the President of the United .«Hates, do appoint and set apirt Thursday, the 28th «lay of November, A l>. 18.89, as a day of thanksgiving an«! pnise. Let (lie day be one of gla«iness. let those wlio enjoy the reunion of families and friends around the he rthstone of peace amt plenty remember the widow, the orphan aud the lone ones. I .et those who are the recipients of eom'ort, cheer and social en joyment be mtmlful of the poor in deeds of charity. Let those who labor and toil be given by their employers a tiny about their own heartstones for thanksgiving and respite with out the loss of their «laily income. Deeds of kindnessthus scat.ered and burdens so lightened will be but "bread upon the waters," an«i will make the first Thanksgiving day a nlversary of our gram! young Slate worty «>f her law abiding, generous and Christian people. In witness whereof t have hereunto set my hnnd and cause«! the great seal of the Territory to be aflixeil. Done at the city of Helena, the capital of saiit Territory, this, the 1th d »y o N«»vember, A I). 1886. BENJAMIN K. WHITE. By the Governor. Loris A. Wai.kcr, Secretary of Montana. SILVER CONVENTION. Sam Schwab Tells the St. Louis Peo ple What Montana Will Do. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch of the 3d inst. says: "Montana promise» to come to the Na tional Silver Convention with a sound of trumpets that can be heard from one end of the land to the o*her. Colorado first be gan to make preparations to come with banners,special trains, cars, etc., hut Mon tana has not been slow to act, and will be in good shape The beginning of tae movement is seen iu the following from the Helena Herald, received hv Mr. Samuel Schwab, one of the Montana delegates, now in the city." ***** Omitting the extract from the Herald, which will be readily recalle«! by our read ers, we quote the conclusion of the Post Dispatch's article: Mr. Schwab was seen by a Post-Dispatch reporter after he had received the above. "Without attempting to dictate anything from this distance," he said, "I have writ ten a number cf letters home with a view of acquainting the people there as to the importance and popularity of the move ment. Yon needu't be atraid as to what the State will do. I will be here until after the Convention, and I am ready to pall off my coat and go to work making preliminary arrangements for our delega tion and visitors. I thir.k we will have a number of the latter outside of our delega tion. Expenses won't count for anything when we start, and yon can depend upon it that we will not take second plaça. I expect to see the Montana and Idaho dele gations come together Idaho is our most intimate neighbor, and Montana owns a large proportion of the mining interests of that section, particularly of the Cœnr d'Al ene district." This is a pretty strong advertisement, hut none too strong tor the silver represen tatives of the Forty-first State to live up to. What are our delegates doing in the matter? COUNTINQ THE*VOTES. Only the Relators in the Two Cases Have the Vote of Precinct 34 Counted for Them. Says yesterday's Inter Mountain : The count of the votes of Precinct 34 proceeded yesterday in strict accordance with the mandate of the court. The votes of that precinct were coanted only w.th reference to the relators in the two writs of mandate issued from the district court. The first writ was on relation of J. J. McIIatton and the second on relation of A. M. Day, A. M. Dessault, J. W. Gilligan, T. F. Courtney and Joseph Hogan. \\ hen the connt in refer ence to these six had been completed, Mr. Hall afiixed his signature to the abstract, adding the words "under protest." The Democratic counsel who were present dur ing the time the counting was going on, urged Mr. Hall to count the vote as to all caudidates voted for at the tunnel precinct. Mr. Hall, however, replied that he was acting merely as constrained by the court and for no other reason. He declined to count any votes except as ordered by the court. County Clerk Booth had long ago issued certificates of election in accordance with the abstracts including the votes of pre cinct 34. He did this, as he alleges, on ac count of the peremptory writ of mandate which included himself as well as the board of canvassers. The Republican members of the legislature who are elected without the vote of the tunnel precinct, also received certificates of electiou yester day from the State board of canvassers. This will transfer the contest to the floor of the general assembly. Certifiâtes of elec tion have now been issued to everybody except the county sheriff aud public ad ministrator. The President's Overal's. Bruce Brier, T. J. Cronin's expert resist ant at the "Arcade," is one of the fe»v men in Montana who ever sold anything to the President of the United States, and the only man in the Territory wb j ever sold him a pair of overalls. When President Harrison, then Setator Harri ison, visited Montana over eight years ago, Mr Brier was travelling for Sehree, Kerris, & White and had his headquarters at Dillon. The railroad then had its terminus at that place, and when Senator Harrison got there he decided to buy a pair of overalls to wesr while riding to Helena in lhe stage. He went to Sebree, Ferris & White'» store and asked for the articles. Mr. Biier happened to be in the store, and, in the absence of the clerk, waited njion Senator Harrison. He fitted him out vitb a good pair of the bine overalls, so con mon in the mountain country, and the tnture Presi dent paid for them, donoed them and rode up the Helena witb his nether limbs en cased in the canvas breeches that are still the style witb the miners, prospectors and laboring men of Montana Brace ncalls the circumstance now with a smile, as it is not every man in the country who can sell a pair of overall» to the President of the Uuited States. Mysterious Murder. St. Paul, Minn, November 8 .— The mutilated body of a man, who evidently had been murdered, waa found yesterday near Lake Johanna. Beneath the body wm a common tar barrel. The body had been cat np, and the trank and lower parts doubled up together. L r :n the head of the barrel was nailed a cleat upon which bad been carved, "A Traitor." Tb® coroner thinks the body has not been bnried more than two months. The mystery ha® been investigated, bnt no solation has been arrived at yet.