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Yesterday's Effort to Compel the Attend
ance of Absent Members.
The Offenders in Contempt of the Senate's
Authority—Report of the Sergeant
at- A.rms.
The following is the action in full taken
by the State Senate yesterday in the matter
to compel the attendance of recreant mem
bers who have so far defied the body and
its authority by their absence from its ses
Resolved, That the members of the Senate
of the legislative Assembly of Montana,
constituting a moiety, but not a majority,
as required by the constitution to form a
quorum for the transaction of business, or
to compel an organization, having ad
journed from day to day until this present
nineteenth day of the session has been
reached, and it appearing by the late roll
call now here made, as at all previous ones,
that the following named Senatore-elect,
to-wit: Charles M. Hoffman, William M.
Thornton, Joseph A. iiaker, William Par
berry, D. J. Hennessey, R. G. ReeJ, W. S.
Becker and C. J. McNamara, are absent,
though at all times within the vicinity and
able to be present, and there being no quali
fied Sergeant-at Amu of this body; now
Be it ordered, That in the manner pre
scribed and set lorth in the following order,
we will proceed to compel the attendance
of the aioresaid absent members:
The .State of Montana, ss.—W hereas,
the Congress of the United States did pass
an act entitled "An act to provide for the
division of Dakota into two states, and to
enable the people of North Dakota, 8outli
Dakota, Montana aud Washington to form
constitutions and State governments, and to
be admitted to the Union on an equal foot
ing with the original states," which was
approved February Aid, 1889, in which act
it was provided among other things that the
Territory of Montana might become a State
and that a Constitutional Convention might
be held therein, and for an election to be
held on the 1st day of October, 1889, uj>oii
the question of the adoption or rejection of
such Constitution, aud it did further provide
that such Constitutional Convention might
'"by ordinance provide for the election of
officers for full State governments, including
members of the Legislature;" aud whereas
the constitutional convention so provided
for Montana was duly elected, and it form
ulated a constitution and adopted the same,
and did by ordinance provide for the elec
tion of officers for fall State governments
including members of the Legislature, and
in said ordinance did provide that the votes
of the members of the Legislative Assem
bly (including this Senate) should be re
turned and canvassed as is provided by
law, and returns should be made to the
secretary of the Territory and canvassed in
the lame manner and by the same board
as the vote on the constitution was to be
canvassed,'that is to say, by the governor,
chief justice aud secretary of the ferntoiy
of Montana; and whereas said election upon
the adoption or rejection of the constitu
tion and "for officers for full State gov
ernments, including members of the Legis
lature, was so held October 1st, 1889, when
and where in due form of law the said
constitution was ratified and approved
and officers for full State government,
including members of the Legislature,
were elected, all of which said proceedings
were had, held and conducted pursuant to
law whereby there were elected as Senators
(being one house of the legislative assembly)
as appeared by the returns to the secretary
and canvassed and declared by the board
aforesaid, among others the following, that
is to say, lrom the third senatorial district,
Charles W. Hoffman, from the fifth sena
torial district William M. Thornton, from
the eighth senatorial district Joeeph A.
Baker, from the ninth senatorial district
William Barberry, lrom the tenth senatorial
district D. J. Heuifesy, from the eleventh
senatorial district K. G. Redd, lrom the
thirteenth senatorial district W. b. Becker,
from the fourteenth senatorial district, C. J
McNamara, each ol whom were elected, and
declared to be elected at said election by the
hoad aforesaid from the districts aforesaid
and respectively set forth, and no one of
which has resigned his said office, and
Whereas, The returns of said election, as
to the ratification of the said constitution,
were by the Governor forwarded to the
President of the Uni.ed States, who, on the
8th day of November, 1889, finding the
said constitution and the government
thereby instituted republican in form, and
that the provisions ol the said act ol Con
gress had in all respects been complied
with in the formation thereof, did issue his
proclamation announcing the result of the
said election, that the said constitution
had been ratified and adopted, whereby, by
force ol said proclamation and the Jaw, the
said State of Montana became one of the
States of the American Union, under the
constitution as aforesaid created, adopted
and ratified; and
Whereas, Thereafter, to-wit, on the 11th
day of November, 1889, the Governor of
the said State of Montana did issue a proc
lamation over his hand and the seal of the
State, convening the legislative assembly
at the capital at 12 o'clock noon, of Noveut
ber 23 1889, in pursuance whereof the
members of the senate have proceeded to
the capital, and at 12 o'clock at noon of
said 23d day of November, A. D. 1889, or
as soon thereafter as they could gain access
to the hall selected by them ,0 * ^ at par "
^e eight senators, to wit, one halt of the
whole number provided to be elected, did
semble therein, and were then called ' J?
order by the Lieutenant Governor, and o d
auswer m their names, and when the names
"""T, tnrt .«oing named members of the
k Ï! were thïn and there called they
wTe LT prVent in said hall and did not
answer to «heir nanus, wuereupon onacatl
f The house It was touud that no quorum
0t mesent the said attending fc>tna
was pres : 8 ^ tion 10 of the constitution
\? Ta m ,ght, did adjourn, and
they weil K day to
«■«• irt, « .f a. »id
the P r «* nl «mrisaid appearing in said
named P*'™ 0 " auV t i m e; aud whereas
Senate chamber - tnat a quorum
<»» "f ftc:;r> zx *-«»•» *>
attend on 18 r Aeiav and whereas,
not admit ol l" ri t , cle ' 0 t the consti
by the sect'« n of th« c i9 provided
Ult,< D laHl (1 T°;.n nbe than' a majority of
that a sm.'lb r n compel tne
in. uil.'-i- , members in each
treu haadre«l
State of Montana
that whenever
during the regular
at the commencement or
extraordinary ses
sions ot t he Leg^ » ghaU be found that
call ot either boa • ber8 is present,
no quorum " ber or members
or it a " y , a osent upon any such
Xhe members
, " d 10 d, ™ K» ""
house, or »• «■- — n erson. to oom
such house, then any B bsen
pel the attendance olt»ny or^ " IldeIiigBi d 1
tees: and, whereas, we,
having lees than a majority of the Senators
pnrsnant to the adjournment from day to
day have now met at the hoar to waich
we had adjourned, and have been called to
order by the lieutenant governor in ses
sion, and have proceeded to call the roll of
the Senate, and npon such call no one of
the members of the Senate whose names
are recited have answered to their names
or been present; but each of them now
is, as heretofore they have been, absent,
notwithstanding this is a session of the
legislative assembly of the State of Mon
tana, and there being no sergeant-at arms
of this house, Therefore, be it ordered by
the members of the Senate here present,
being less than a quorum, that
we do hereby direct Mat
thew McQuick, temporary sergeant-at
arms of the Senate, that taking to himself
snch assistance as he may deem necessary
to compell the attendance npon this Senate
forthwith, or a* soon as he can, to bring
within the bar of the same the following
persons, members of the Senate to-wit:
Charles W. Hoffman, William M. Thornton,
Joseph A. Baker, William Parberry, D. J.
Hennessey, R. G. Redd, W. J. Becker and
C. H. McNamara, using no more force than
is necersary to secure the attendance of
said members jand each of them, within the
bar of the Senate, and for the foregoing
daty this shall be his sufficient warrant.
Witness oar hands at the capital at the
State of Montana, 11th December, 1889,
and of the independence of the United
States the one hundred and fonrteenth.
A. L. Babcock,
L. B. Olds,
J. S. Thompson,
Lawkence A. Bbown,
M. E. Rutherford,
Cornelius Heduks,
Robert Fisher.
Attest: J. E. Rickards,
Lieutenant Governor.
This resolution beiûg adopted, FiBher
moved that the resolutions and order be
spread upon the minâtes, and that the
original be placed in the hands of the ser
geant-at-arms, who should proceed to exe
cute it.
Brown desired that when it should be
spread upon the minutes the members
shonld sign it.
The chair then appointed T. J. Kelly
temporary sergeant-at arms while the ser
geant-at aims was necessarily absent.J
The sergeant-at-arms was then given the
order and instructed to execute it forth
The Senate waited in session for the ser
vice of the order, the President instructing
the Sergeant at-Arms to allow no one to
enter the Senate chamber excepting state
officers and newspaper reporters
The Sergeant-at-Arms, returning, made
a verbal report that he had served the
order on five members, who stated that
they would appear to morrow at 10 o'clock,
that two were out of the city aud one
could not be found. A recess was then
taken until 2:30 o'clock.
The senate resumed it session at 2:30
o'clock and waited the return of the Ser
geant at Arms, who, appearing, made the
following return:
Mr. President: —Your Sergeant at
Arms, to whom was directed yonr warrant
ot arrest for the following absentees, mem
bers-elect of this Senate, begs leave to
I have served snch warrant on the fol
lowing named gentlemen, the Honorables
C. W. Hoffman, William Parberry, Joseph
A. Baker, R. G. Redd, W. M. Thornton, W.
S. Becker, who refused to at pear, bat
would report at 10 o'clock a. m. to morrow.
M. McQuirk.
The Senate then took a recess until 8
o'clock p. m
The Senate was called to order at 8
o'clock by the presiding officer, eight mem
bers being present. The Sergeant-at-Arms
made a verbal report that he was unable to
find any of the Senators upon whom the
writ had not been served.
On motion of Hedges the Senate ad
journed until 10 o'clock a. in. to-morrow.
A Perplexing
to Solve.
for Congress
[Washington Star.]
It looks now as if the silver question
might overshadow all other propositions
for legislation at the beginning of the pres
ent session. While this is a question that
the majority party will have to deal with,
and take the responsibility for, its settle
ment well hardly lie within party lines,
since the silver men (so called) are prob
ably in the majority in both parties in the
House and have a uiaj »rity in the Senate,
gathered from both parties. It is not be
lieved that theopponents to more extended
silver currency are strong enough iD this
Congress to prevent action. The most
they hope to accomplish is something in
the way of a compromise, which will stop
the ultra silver men a little short of the
point they aim to reach.
since the adjournment of the Fiftieth Con
gress in their preparations for the passage
ot a free coinage act this winter. They un
doubtedly have great strength in CoDgress.
and it is not qestioned that they will secure
some legislation in the interee of silver.
One thing that may weaken their efforts to
secure free coinage (without considering
the probability of the bill being vetoed by
the President if passed ) is that there are a
great many and varied theories among
silver men themselves as to the best
scheme for putting silver and gold on an
equality and putting as much of the former
metal as possible in circulation. Many
are not in favor of trying absolutely free
coinage at once, but would extend the
amount of compulsory coinage and issne
coin certifioatqp. redeemable in either silver
or gold, at the option of the holder of the
Foreseeing that the silver men would in
evitably pass some measure extending silver
currency and fearing that the measure
might be an extreme one, the anti silver
men, or silver men with a reservation, have
been devoting their attention to the de\ el
opmeht of a plan which would satisfy the
silver interests, with as little injury to the
Eastern interests as possible. A great
many plans have been proposed and the
chances seem to be that some one of these
—something short of free coinage—will be
adopted as a compromise in the end.
is regarded as the most ingemus that has
been proposed at any time aud that best
balances the conflicting in'eres s at stake
The plan is original with him and is the
result of a very long *nd careful stndv,
from the standpoint of one who occup es
middle ground and has been under the
educating influences of both s des of the
The suggestions contained in the report
and the arguments on both sides therein
presented have been received with mach
interests by Senators and Repreentatives in
Congress, and the indications are that the
advantages of the plan will appeal to them
more and more strongly as they consider it.
As yet a large number of the Congressmen
are not ready to commit themselves for or
against the plan, bat all agree that it is
one that demands their most careful con
sideration. A few of the ultra silver men,
who will have nothing short of tree coin
age and some of the gold bags, who care
for Vo metal that is not yellow, dismiss the
proposition without considering it. A
number on the other hand already believe
that the solation of the whole problem u
made in this report.
Lord Lockey and His Host of Lords
Dispose of Many Important
Encore Hall, or rather "Castle" as the
proclamation read, was packed last night.
The lords of the eminent domain had re
sponded to the call with a will and after
the call to order by the Dnke of Last
Chance, Lord Bloody Knife as committee
on credentials reported everybody present
and entitled to seats; bat in trath maDy
were glad to find room enongh to stand op.
His Highness of Last Chance, taking from
his pistol pocket a bulldog six shooter,
rapped loudly on the table. Bat no sooner
had the honse discovered the nature of the
gavel, when hilarity broke oat anew and
it was some minutes before order was re
Lock-key announced that to expedite
matters be wonld forthwith move to pro
ceed with the organization of the Honse
and Lords Nolan, Latbrop, Bornm and Lo
gan were appointed by His Highnes; to fill
the clerical positions. As pages, Billy
Childs, Billy Steele, Billy Davenport and
Billy Sims, were the unanimons choice of
the chair. This was done to avoid confu
sion, for if any Lord present called "Billy"
he would be sure to hit one of them.
The chair then announced that the duty
of the hour was the election of Senators.
He had passed a resolution, increasing the
Dumer to forty-eight, or twelve for each
political party, and hoped it would give
all aspirants a chance to gratify their de
sire to go to the Senate.
The Honse the proceeded to the adoption
of resolutions. Some of them were rather
pert and pointed and referred to the pres
ent muddle.
The following preamble and resolution
from the Count of the Hill Top was read
among many others:
Whereas, The paternal Government of
Uncle Sam, after supporting for twenty-five
years the straddling infant Montana, has
seen fit to turn the youngster loose upon an
unsuspecting and civilized world and let
him look out for himself;
Whereas, After making all due prépara
tions to celebrate this great event by a so
called honest election, in which, however
nothing was honest except the good old
dollars which Uncle Sam had provided and
which were used for the occasion, which
doesn't mean that they were honestly
And, whereas, a bad state has been * u .e
result of the transformation from a Terri
tory, aud inasmuch what should have been
a friendly gathering of the wise ami learned
men ot our domain—whom we had es
pecially ordained for this great and solemn
duty—has been a fizzle ;
And, whereas, it so happened that one
lord of our domain, known as the Hon.
Joseph Keep Koole, and bis assisting and
ministering angel, a bold Knight, hath pro
duced a situation sc "locked" that no "key"
can be fonud thereto.
Terefore, be it resolved by the House of
Lords, convened by special call of His Emi
nence, the Dnke ol Last Chance:
That the said gathering of unrnly clans
of wise-acres be ami is hereby dissolved.
And be it further resolved, That all
guilty ones shall be brought before the bar
for punishment, which, however, does not
mean a bar of drinkables, which tliete
erring knights of our domain are constantly
pnnisoing to the detriment of public morals
and their constitution.
As soon as the business of the night was
disposed of, Duke Lock-key Btated that the
Honse of Lords stood adjourned sine die,
with the reserve of being called together
by proclamation, if it should be found to be
The session was good-hnmored and
pleasant throughont, and, while it was not
quite up to former meetings, was highly
appreciated by all present.
The Legislature,
Speaker Witter yesterday announced his
standing committees, which are made up as
Ways and means— Holter, Thompson
Harrington, Boardman, Stebbins, Bray
Judiciary and federal rel ations—Do lman,
Goodman, Howey, Eaton, Hastie, Thomp
son, Harrington.
State affairs—Cory, Blair, Horsky, Moran,
Public lands—Loud, Blake, Hastie,
Thompson, Waite, Cory, Goodman,
Privileges and elections—Harrington,
Stebbins, Greenough, Howey, Boardman.
Agriculture and stockgrow ing—Hastie,
Newcomer Norton, Loud, Mitchell.
Education and labor —Howey, Hoffman,
Phillips, Newcomer, Loehray.
Irrigation and water rights—Goodman,
Wing, Dolman, Blake, Moran.
Mines and minerals—Eaton, Roberts,
Loehray, Blair, Horsky.
Towns, counties and highways—Harlan,
Bray, Stebbins, Hoffman, Holter.
Railroads—Cory, Norton, Load, Hoffman,
Phillips, Dolmau.
Military affairs—Bray, Phillips, Horsky,
Wing, Loehray.
Incorporations and manufactures—Waite,
Greenough, Eaton, Cory, Mouteath.
State institutions and public buildings—
Norton, Holter, Boardman, Load, Hastie,
Wing Blake.
Eogrossment—Phillips, Goodman, Rob
Enrollment—Mitchell, Moran, Monteath.
Printing—Monteath, Howey, Harlan,
Waite, Goodman.
Rules and joint rales—Witter, Board
man, Thompson.
The Senate met this morning and ad
journed until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
yesterday's proceedings.
The House met yesterday afternoon aDd
proceeded at once to business.
On motion of Robers a call of the honse
was made aud Wait, Howey and Harlan
fonnd to be absent. Wait and Harlan ap
pearing at this moment on the floor of the
house farther proceedings under the call
were upon motion of Load dispensed with.
Monteath offered a resolution providing
that no original bill, bat a true copy of the
same, should be placed iu the hands of the
printer. The resolution was referred to
the committee on rules and regulations.
Bv consent of the honse Stebbins intro
duced, without previous notice. House Bill
No. 2, entitled "An act to enable the courts
to secure proper seals." The bill was read
a first and second tirns, the rules were sus
pended and it was referred to the commit
tee on State affairs
Ou motion of Stebbins the house took a
recess till 3 o'clock.
At 3 o'clock the house resumed and
Thompson of the committee on rales and
regulations, reported Monteath's resolution
to amend rule 52, with the recommenda
tion that it be adopted. The report was
The honse then adjourn ad until this
morning at 10 o'clock.
The House met this morning at ten
o'clock. After prayer and reading of the
minutes, adjournment was taken until
Monday. _____
Four-Score and More.
Washington, December 13.—Thomas
Baker,'a well-known citizen, died yesterday
aged 83. He was one of those who drew
Lafayette's carriage into Washington from
Baltimore in 1824.
A Snake That Fought and Then Swal«
lowed a Stone Png.
"No, there haven't been any bears in
this country for a longtime, and there ain't
many snakes," said Andrew Jackson Swit
zer, of the natural history branch of the
Bureau of Information. "We haven't many
snakes, but what few we have are singu
larly free from dyspepsia, and their size is
fair to middling. I remember one interest
ing snake that formerly resided in the
vicinity of the Urbana cellars. A good
many people had seen it, and talked about
it so much that some folks thought it was
funny to ask them whether they had seen
it before they went to the wine cellars or
after they came away, but I knew there
wasn't a snake as big as a baby fish worm
in a whole cellarful of the article we had on
hand, and so kept my eye skinned for that
much talked of serpent.
"I had a nice lawn where I livud, and
among the ornamental fixings that I had,
to make things look as if we were up to
snuff, was one of these crockery ware pug
do®^, as big as life and just as natural.
This'dog had been made in a reclining
position, as if he were asleep. I had him
lying in a nice sunny place, not far from
the piazza. I used to like to sit on the j
piazza and look at that pug, and one day as
I sat looking at him I heard a noise on the
gravel walk, and turning my head, what
should I see but a black snake—as big a
one as any person has a right to see—
sneaking along toward that stone pug. I
made up my mind that this was the snake
I had heard so much about, and I sat stock
still to see what he would do. He stole up
on that pug like a shadow, anil when
within ten feet of him glided forward
quicker than lightning, and the next thing
I saw was the pug wrapped in the folds of
the snake, and the snake just more than
wrestling it around on the grass and trying
to crush it. Of course it didn't need any
one to tell me that the snake hail been
fooled into thinking that the stone pug was
a live one, aud he had set out to have the
dog for his dinner. I never wanted to
howl with mirth as I did when this situa
tion struck me, but I suppressed myself,
because I wanted to see what the upshot
would be.
"After the snake had wrestled with the
stone dog around on the grass for a minute
or so, and strained himsell so hard to crush
it that his eyes hung out of his cheeks, he
unwound himself and, dropping the pug,
backed away and looked at it. Tnere lay
the dog, sleeping as sweet'y as he had
been when the snake stole npon him and
smote him, and not a break or crease in
his skin. 1 could see surprise burst out ol
that snake's face just as plain as I can see
a shadow run across that lake yonder.
He gazed on that stone dog as if he cou idn't
believe his eyes. He went around on all
sides of it, and satisfying himselt that it
must be all" right, he pitched into the pug
and had another rough and tumble with it
on the lawn. Then he released the dog
again, and this time, as he saw it still
asleep and intact the snake actually looked
scared. He backed off twenty feet or more
and hissed at the dog like a steam engine.
The dog never paid any attention to him,
of course, and that seemed to make the
snake mad. He shook his head like a mail
bull, and his eyes glared so that it made
my flesh creep. Then the snake nude
another rush for the pug. This time tie
came at him with his mouth wide open.
He grabbed the pug by the head, pulled
himself together and gave a few vicious
gulps. Slowly the stone dog disappeared
down the snake's throat, and fifteen sec
onds later was lying as comfortably in the
snake's stomach as it he had been a regular
made live dog. Ihe snake crawled slowly
away across the lawn and disappeared
among some bashes.
"As I expected, of coarse, that he would
not get fat with that load of stone dog
on his stomach before he wonld keel over
dead, I went over to a neighbor to have
him come along and be a witness when I
fonnd the dead snake, so that I wouldn't
be shunned by my fellow-citizens when I
told the story. The neighbor and I went
to the bashes, bat the snake wasn't there.
Nor coaid it be fonnd anywhere in the
vicinity. I could see that my neighbor
suspected me, and there was a coolness be
tween ns tor a week. Then one day on
going throngh one of onr vineyards, a mile
or more from my home, I saw something
get up and move leisurely away among the
vines. I followed it, aDd discovered a
black snake. With the aid of a ten-pound
stone I killed the snake. It was some
what swollen in the middle. I investigated
and found the head and part of the neck
of my stone pug. The rest ol the dog had
been digested. I didn't measure the snake,
for its size was but a small surprise to me
when I thought of the digestive apparatus
with which his snakeship was fitted up.
Health is a great thing, even in snakes."—
Nashville Banner.
The Population of China.
A writer in the North China Herald dis
cussing the causes of the increase to the
population of China, and the increasing
energy of the Chinese race, which enables
it to absorb other peoples' and always to
conquer in the struggle for existence, re
marks that the native statistics show that
it was not until the end of the seventeenth
century that the population went beyond
60,000,000. From that period onwards it
has grown continu jusly in spite of famines
wars and pestilences, and is overflowing
into other countries and causing
political disquietude The canses of
this are a mild and paternal government
the extension of foreign trade and
the spread of emigration. In this period
there were two great reigns, those
of Kanghi and Klenlung, which
lasred about sixty years each, the
greater number of which were years of pro
found tranquility and beneficent legislation.
The educational system also, which extends
to every village, and leads to the vast in
crease of persons connected with teachiog
and literature, and to a multiplication of
occupations, has stimulated the increase of
population, while the foreign trade has
vastly increased the number of individ
uals engaged in agriculture. The cul
tivation of silk has grown enormously
under the influence of the foreign export,
and with it the number of persons engaged
in tending mulberry trees, feeding silk
worms, spinning, weaving, wholesale and
retail trade in silks, etc. Out of the 380,000,
000 of whicU the population is, according
to the latest official statistics, composed,
about one in ten is engaged in agriculture,
one in 100 is a bricklayer or ma«on, one in
120 is a tailor, one in 140 a blacksmith.and
one in nine a washerman, while about one
in 100 ia a carpenter. All these classes are
largely benefited by, and increase and mul
tiply with, foreign trade. Lastly, emigra
tion has caused an increase in the popnla
tion to a remarkable degree. The places
of those who leave are soon filled up and
when the emigrants return with their
wealth they react upon the general pros
perity, and consequently the population
by patting their capital into local enter
prises and thns adding their qnota to the
wealth of the nation.
Washington, De<*mber 12.—The Senate
has confirmed the nomination of Green B*
Raum, of Illinois, as Commissioner of Pen
The Mnddle in Montana.
Still there is no prospect in Montana of
the organization of the legislature. The
situation is one of the most peculiar oc
The governor by proclamation called the
legislature to assemble in special session.
This he was empowered by the constitution
to do. But he went beyoDd his just
powers and declared that only these
persons who held certificates from the
clerks of the counties were members of the
legislature,entitled to Emission in the hall
and recognition as members. This was
gross usurpation. The Governor undertook
to decide who were members of the Legis
lature, and made preparation by force to
exclude all others. The consequence was
that the Republican members of the house
did not present ihemselvee at the door of
the Governor's private legislative hall, bat
took another building, where they are hold
ing daily meetings.
The Senate is a tie, and the Republican
Lieutenant Governor has the casting vote
But the Democratic Senators have refused
to attend at the hall designated by their
Governor, and so the Senate cannot organ
ize, Complaining because the Republicans
of the house do not come into the Govern*
or's trap, and allow the honse to be organ
ized by the votes of the «contesting Demo
crats, they yet refnse to come into the
Senate, where there is no dispute about
seats, and allow it to organize and get in
readiness for business.
The Democratic claimants in the honse
from the disputed connty hold certificates
from the clerk of the county; the Republi
can claimants hold certificates from the
State canvassing board—a board created
by the constitution to canvass the votes
and issue certificates of election. The
whole dispute tarns on the controversy as
between the two sets of certificates, and
the governor attempted absurdly and
wrongfully to decide it for the honse, in
the interest of the Democratic party. This
the Republicans of the house refused to
submit to. They hoH that it is not the
governor's place to decide who shall sit in
the Legislature.
The prospect is now small that any orga
nization of the present Legislature will be
effected. Very probably the controversy
will be the issue in another election.
For 25 years I suffered from boils, erysipelas
and other blood affections, taking during that
time great quantities of different medicines with
out giving me any perceptible relief. Friends
induced me to try S. S. S. It improved me from
the start, and after taking several bottles, re
stored my health as far as I could hope for at
my age, which is now seventy-five years.
Mus. S. M Lucas, Bowling Green, Ky.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed free.
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A torpid liver d «ranges the whole sy»»
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One person»! interview preferred. Call and consult ns or send
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Electrio Batteries
In the District Court of the First Judicial Dis
trict of the State of Montana, in and for the
county of Lewis and Clarke.
Laura Watkins, plaintiff, 1
versus [SUMMONS.
Charles Watkins, defendant. j
The 8. ate of Montana send greeting to the
above named defendant :
an action brought against you by the above
named plaintiff in the District Court of the First
Judicial District of the State of Montana, in
and for the county of Lewis and Clarke, and to
answer the complaint filed therein, within ten
days (exclusive of the day of service,) after the
service on you of tnis summons, if served within
this county: or, if served out of this county, but
in this district, within twenty days; otherwise
within fortv days, or judgment bv default will
be taken against you, according to the prayer of
said complaint.
The said action is brought to obtain an order
and decree of this court dissolving the bonds of
matrimony heretofore and now existing between
plaintiff and defendant, on the grounds that on
or about the 20th day of Ju;y, 18s8, and ever
since has absented himself from this plaintiff
wilfully and without reasonable cause, and more
than one year has elapsed since said desertion,
and for such other relief as may seem equitable
to the court. ......
And you are hereby notified that if you fail to
appear and Answer the said complaint, as above
required, the said plaintiff will apply to the court
for the relief demanded in the complaint on file
Given under my hand and the Seal of the District
Court of the First Judicial District of
f T the State of Montana, in and for the
\ BKAL - / county of Lewis and Clarke, this
—,—' 5th day of December, in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
eighty-nine. J 'BN BEAN, Clerk.
By J. F. WtLsojr. Deputy Clerk
F. P. Sterling, attorney toe plaintiff.
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Castorla cures Colic,
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CLBSINC 00T fill!
Clothing, D«*y Goods,
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Boots and Shoes, Rubber Clothing, etc., at less
than cost at the old stand of the
These goods must be sold. Remember less than cost
VI«» President.
Jobber* and Dealer* !lrr
Bob Sleds,
Horse Clothing,
Hay and Grain.
Drs. LIEBIG & C0<
Permanently Located in Butte City,
NontheaHt Corner Main and Broad
way. Private entrance, 8 East
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Medical and Surg e
K o.,San Francisco, Cal., and
ECITY, Montana.
Dr. Liebeg & Co. are regular graduates in
medicine and surgery, and special practitioners
authorize! by the States of Missouri, California
and MONTANA, to treat all Chronic, Nervous
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Charges low. Thousands of cases cut ad. All
medicines are especially prepared for each in
dividual case at Labratory. No injurious or
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No time lost from business. Patients at a dis
tance treated by letter and express. Medicine
sent everywhere free from gaze or breakage.
In diseases oft the Blood, Brain, Heart and
Nervous System, as well as Liver. Kidnev, and
Gravel < Yimplaints, Rheumatism, Paralysis and
all other Chronic diseases.
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Club feet, Curvature of the Spine, Piles, Tumors,
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All blood disease successfully treated. Syphhl
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One personal Interview preferred. Call and
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plaining why thousands cannot be ured of
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Weakness, Spermrtorr hoea, Impotency Syphilis
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Dr. Liebig & Co. ar 3 the only Qualifie or re
sponsible Specialist* left in Montana, luce the
new medical law.
Office hours from 9 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. na ;or by
aDDointment in obscure and urgent case ».
SVNewton Bros, are agents for sale of Dr. Lie
big's Invigorative In Butte City. Montana.
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Go and learn how to avoid disease.
Consultation and treatment person
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Private office 211 Geary stree Con
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Owing to the great stic
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ild at from ftlO to Free by mail
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THE HERALD has In stock the following
blanks. They are neatly printed ou good paper,
with red ruling fora border. The forms have
bee f carefully prepr.red by a lawyer, are in coa
'jimity with tne statutes of the Territory, and
are applicable to any county in Montana.
Per do«. Per 100
Notice of Appeal........................50 $3 0 j
Undertaking on Appeal..... . ......50 3 00
Aff. ord. anil notice for wit..........75 i on
Subpoena.....................................35 2 00
Summons.................................. .50 3 00
Und. on claim and delivery...... . .50 3 00
Writ of attachment.....................50 3 00
Und. on attachment...................50 3 00
Affidavit for attachment.............50 3 00
Aff. publication summnos..........75 4 OO
Ord. publication summons..........50 3 00
Deposition...................................75 4 no
Execution........ . ...........................35 2 00
Summons for juror................... .35 2 00
Warrant of arreat................... .50 3 00
Writ of attachment..... .. ..............35 200
(Tnd. on attachment.......... 35 200
Affidavit for attachment.............50 3 00
Subpona...................................35 2 00
Summons.....................................35 2 00
Summons for juror......................35 2 00
Bond for deed........................... .75 4 00
Quit claim deed...........................75 4 00
Warranty deed........................... 75 4 00
Bargain and sale deed.................75 4 00
Lease...........................................50 3 00
Mortgage .... ............................ .75 4 00
Assignment of mortgage......... . .75 4 00
Mechanics leln............................75 4 00
Notice of location (quartz).........50 3 00
Deed of mining claim............... .75 4 00
Application for patent.................50 3 00
Water Right Ix>catlon................50 3 00
Lode Representation...................50 8 00
Placer Location...........................50 3 00
Sheriff sale..................................5Q 3 00
Bounty certificate (wild animals) .50 3 00
Certificate of Incorporation....... .75 4 00
Bond...........-................ . ........ .50 3 00
Acknowledgement«.................. .35 2 00
Chattel mortgage........................75 4 00
BUI of ea>.............. 75 4 00
Power of attorney............... .80 300
A discount of ten per cent, made on order«
km wetting to 06, and wenty-five per oent. on
tdkn uttin ttng to tlO or over.
Postage prepaid on all orders. Special forma
of axy blanks mad« to order at low prices.
Chocks and money order« to be mad« payable
to FIsK BROS., Helena, Mo. tana.

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