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"Historical Association X
b'e 1Rew lRortbwest.
He Wasn't Elected Treasurer, But He
Thinks He's Unearthed a Technicality
That WVill Give Him the tDoubtful
Honor and the Emoluments.
Alleged irregularity in the filing of the
nomination of D. F. 1-Iallihan, is the basis
of contest proceedings instituted by E. S.
*Stackpole in the district court this week.
Hallahan was the Populist and Stackpole
the Republican candidate for county
treasurer in the recent election, IHalla
han receiving a plurality of the votes
The ground for contest recited in the
complaint is, that Hallahan having been
named by the county central committee
of his party to fill the vacancy on the
ticket occasioned by the refusal of J. IR.
Whitmire (who was nominated in con
vention) to become a candidate, he was
not nominated according to the require
snents of law
"For the reason that the pretended
nomination was not made by any organ
ized assembly or convention of delegates,
representing any party or principle or by
any convention called for the purpose of
making nominations to public office.
"That the certificate of nomination
which was forwarded to the county clerk
was not in accordance with the require
ments of the statute in this, that it did
not state the business of said IHallahan,
nor his business address, and did not
state any party or principle which said
IIallahan represented, nor the office for
wvhich he was nominated. The said cer
tificate is the only one of any kind or
nature or for any office for said Itallahan
previous to the election. The certificate
was filed with the clerk October 3, 1894,
and thereupon the clerk in pursuance of
said alleged nomination placed the namue
of D. F. Hallahan upon the ticket to be
voted at said election."
"That previous to said election and
previous to the alleged nomination of
IIallahan, the Populist convention for
Deer Lodge county was held June 23,
for the purpose of nominating candidates
to be voted for at this election, and the
said convention did then and there nom
inate for treasurer one J. IR. Whitmire.
That as said Stackpole is informed and
believes, said Whitmire declined, and
that a certificate of his nomination there
to was not filed nor was his resignation
in writing or otherwise filed with the
"Thle plaintiff believes that the nom
ination of IIallahan was made for the
purpose of filling the vacancy on the
Peoples party ticket for sairtd office caused
by said declination of Whitmire, and for
no other burplose. Tihe certificate of
nomination of Iallahan did not set forth
the cause of such vacancy or that any
such vacancy existed.
"That the convention of the Peoples'
party did not delegate to any committee
the power to fill any vacancy in the nom
inations made by it.
"That the said certificate was not
made or signed by 10 electors residing
within this county.
"The name of Hallahtan was not written
on any ticket voted or cast at said elec
'That the plaintiff Stackpole is qualified
to hold the office of treasurer and that
Hallahan not being duly nominated he,
said Stackpole, was duly elected and is
entitled to said office."
Prior to the commencement of these
contest proceedings, the county board
had canvassed the returns and issued
certificates of election to all the officers
elect, including Itallahan.
The case is set for hearing before
Judge Brantly tomorrow.
The WTife of the German Chancellor Died
Last Tuesday Morllilg.
BEiLtrSI, Nov. 27.-The condition of
the Princess Bismark became alarming
yesterday. All of the members of the
family were hastily summoned to her
bedside. Count HIerbert Bismark ar
rived yesterday evening and was present
when his mother quietly passed away at
5 o'clock this morning. Although the
chancellor has been in better health late
ly it is feared the shock will be serious.
A Syndicate of Them Have Taken the
WVhole $50,000,000 Issue of Bonds.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.-Secretary Car
lisle today acted in the matter of the
allotment of the $50,000,000 five per cent.
bonds, bids for which were opened at the
treasury department Saturday. Hie ac
cepted the proposals submitted by the
syndicate represented by John A. Stewart
of the United States Trust company of
New York and others, to take the entire
issue at 117.077. It is the expectation of
the treasury officials that deposits of gold
for the payment of the bonds will be
made very promptly, and as the under
standing is that none of the gold is to be
taken from the treasury, an early resto
ration of the gold reserve to above the
$100,000,000 mark will be the result. The
bonds, including premiums, will realize
to the government about $58,500,000.
The gold balance, which is now in round
numbers, $57,500,000, will, if the expec
tations of the oilicials regarding the de
posits of gold are borne out, be increased
to about $110,000,000.
A Double WVedding Notable Among Re
cent Matrimonial Events.
A double wedding, notable among the
matrimonial events of the year, occurred
at Anaconda, Wednesday, when Dr. D.
Langan of Clinton, Iowa, led Miss Mar
garet Wolfe and Judge T. D. Fitzgerald
of Anaconda led Miss Kate Wolfe to the
altar. The double ceremony was per
formed at 9 o'clock at nuptial mass, Rev.
Father DeRyckere of Deer Lodge offi
ciating for Dr. Langan and his bride and
Rev. Father DeSiere for Judge Fitz
gerald and his bride. The ceremony was
strictly private, the only attendants being
Miss Lizzie L. Thomson of Deer Lodge
and Richard B. Wolfe, of DeWitt, Iowa,
a brother of the brides.
The double wedding was a genuine
surprise to the people of Deer Lodge,
where both the brides are so well known,
and which has been the home of Miss
Maggie for the past ten years.
Both young ladies have been identified
with the public schools of Deer Lodge
county---Miss Maggie for the past ten
and Miss Kate for the past six years.
Stiss Maggie was elected and served
three terms as suplerintendent of schools
for this county, and was for a year or
more principal of the public school at
Granite. Mtiss Kate for the past three
years has been an efficient and favorite
teacher in the public schools of Ana
l)r. Langan is a gentleman of wealth
rand high standing in his profession, who
has long been and now is a leading prac
titioner at Clinton, Iowa.
No man is better or more favorably
known here than Judge Fitzgerald of
Anaconda, who, from its foundation, has
been thoroughly identified with that
young and prosperous city.
After the ceremony, Judge and Mirs.
Fitzgerald left for Boulder Hot Springs,
where they will sojourn for a week or
ten days. Dr. and Mrs. Langan started
on a more extended trip. They go first
to California, where they will visit San
Francisco and will spend the greater
part of the winter in the soruthern por
tion of that state and in MIexico. Later
on they will visit Texas and New Orleans
and expect to reach their home in Clin
ton, lowa, sometime in April.
We csan safely say that both the happy
couples, wherever they go, will bear the
best wishes of their Deer Lodge friends.
A Recent Act of Congres1s Governingl]
Such Cases.
For the benefit of those who have
entered desert land claims, we reproduce
a recent act of Congress applying to
them which, is as follows:
"That in all cases where declarations
of intention to enter desert lands have
been filed and the four years limit within
which final proof may be made had not
expired orior to Jan. :l1st, 189-1, the time
within which said proof may be made in
each such case is hereby extended to live
years from the date of filing the declara
ation; and the requirment that the per
sons filing such declarations shall expend
the full sum of one dollar per acre during
each year towards the reclamation of the
land is hereby suspended for the year
1894, and such annual expenditure for
that year, and the proof thereof, is here
by dispensed with; provided that within
the period of five years from filing the
declaration satisfactory proof may be
made to the register and receiver of the
reclamation and cultivation of such land
to the extent and cost andin the manner
provided by existing law, except as to
said year 1894, and upon the payment to
the receiver of the additional suin of one
dollar per acre, as provided in existiug
law, a patent shall issue as therein pro
In a recent letter to Judge Cullen, of
Helena, Granville Stuart, Minister to
Paraguay and Uruguay, writes from
Montevideo: "I am becoming pretty well
thawed out down here. The climate is
delicious-no frost in the winter and not
too hot so far; palms, bamboos, magno
lias, etc., in the plazas; fine sea bathing
close to town, and as a result I weigh 174
and am in perfect health."
Governor-elect Morton of New York
has five daughters, all school-girls.
A Gratifying Showing in the Fairview,
Near Blacklfoot-Concerning the Camp
Creek Railroad-Granite County Coal
As to Alaska--Miining Notes.
No recent word has been received from
the construction camp on the new Royal
road, but from reports that came in about
a week since the work must now be near
ing completion. At any rate the weather
is propitious and it is certain the road
will be finished within a few days.
The Royal road is an enterprise of the
utmost importance to Deer Lodge and all
the surrounding country. It opens up to
easy access two gold oistricts, the Gold
Creek and the Royal, in which suflicient
work has been done and is being done to
demonstrate they are of great extent and
importance, and it makes them essen
tially tributary to this city.
It is not anticipated the road will be
utilized to any great extent this winter,
the anxiety for its early completion being
occasioned by the importance of having
it in shape for travel by early spring.
Some great mineral showings, in addi
tion to those already opened up, may be
confidently anticipated for these districts
next sumnmer.
A Crosscnt at the 175 Opens Out an Un
expected Ore Chute.
At a depth of 175 feet a crosscut to the
lead on the Fairview, near Bllackfoot
City, has encountered a three foot lead
carrying about a foot of good ore. No
ore chute was expected at this point and
the owners, among whom are a number
of residents of this city, feel very much
encouraged at the outlook. Previous de
velopment of the property demonstrated
the existence of a strong ore chute con
siderably farther in and it is believed the
recent discovery is a continuation of the
same. A level is now being run to more
thoroughly exploit the strike and there
is fair prospect tlumat~he -Fairview will
soon develop a safe milling proposition.
A. C. Cabel has charge of the work.
The IRailroad to Camp Creek Will Surely
.Bring One Next Year.
The proposed railroad to the Camip
Creek district will deflect from the Union
Pacific at Melrose. It will follow Camp
creek up a distance of about ten miles,
and at the forks will switch off and fol
low Wickiup creek to the Clipper and
Banner mines, which, with seventeen
other claims, are owned by the Anaconda
company. There will be no rock work
and no short curves, and the grade will
not be greater than two per cent. In the
whole fourteen miles of its length the
road will not have to construct more than
three small bridges. The estimated cost
will be about $100,000 and it is said the
Anaconda company has guaranteed the
Union Pacific people 7 per cent. on the
investment. The preparations for the
building of this road is taken as the be
ginning of the opening up of the mines
of.that rich country. As stated, the Ana
conda people have nineteen claims in
that section. On four of them consider
able development work has been done.
They were found to contain very large
and rich bodies of copper ore, and many
miners who have seen the properties are
confident that, when fully developed,
they will show up as well as any in
Butte. The Anaconda company has a
beautiful townsite about half a mile from
the mines, which is an ideal spot for the
location of a town.
The Mines Near Drunlolllnd About to be
Put in Active Operation.
D)uring the past few years considerable
has been said in regard to the coal pros
pects of Granite county. These deposits
lie in the vicinity of Drummond and
Stone Station, and during that time have
been opened up to a greater or less de
gree. The properties south of Drum
mond have been developed to a consider
able extent and a Mr. Thompson now has
them in hand and is showing up a fair
quality of coal. Experts aver that there
is an immense amount of coal in sight
already with only a limited amount of
development work done. It is of fair
quality already and, at the price at which
it will be sold, will doubtless supplant
wood in the various industries and for
domestic use. Several of our people
have ordered a carload in order to make
a thorough trial, and in a short time The
MIail will be enabled to give a more au
thoritative statement as to its value as
compared in price and quality with other
coal. The mines are located only about
a mile and a quarter from the railroad
track, and it is the intention of the pro
moters to build a tramway to the track,
which will lessen the cost of transporta
tion considerably.-Philipsburg Mail.
The M.rnillg Mine's Co-Operative Plan
Not a Success After All.
Miners coming into Montana from the
Creur d'Alene report the co-operative
plan of working the Morning mine a
failure. They say they will not work
longer than December 1. About 100 men
were at work mining ore a week ago, but
twenty-five have quit and the rest will
leave on tile first of the month. The
average wages made is about $1 a day.
All receive the same pay-miners, shov
elers, car men, timber men and all. The
miners say this is unfair, because it
allows inexperienced men to come in on
the same terms as men who have spent
their lives in the mines. They also claim
that the executive committee places men
in responsible positions who are totally
unfit for thq work they are required to
do, while at the same time they draw
four or five times the pay that the miners
draw, simply because they are not classed
among those working on the co-opera
tive plan.
General Mining Notes.
An average of 120 cars of ore, daily, is
now being shipped from the Anaconda
mines at Butte to the smelters.
A Chicago syndicate desires to find a
place in Montana where they can invest
8$5,000 in a mining proposition. They
can find it without trouble.
A force of men are reported to be work
ing on the Ontario mine near Elliston.
This property is finely equiped in every
particular for successful operation.
Owners of mining claims should bear
in mind that to guard against the possibil
lity of forfeiture of their interests an afti
davit of intention to hold the same must
be filed with the clerk and recorder in
the county where the property is located.
The statement that Union Pacific
engineers are surveying a route into the
Camp Creek district seems to be prema
ture. The division superintendent with
other ofticials went up there a few days
ago to look over the ground and investi
gate the future outlook of the district,
but no surveyors are there as yet.
He Serves Notice That Something Mlust
be Done for Silver.
ST. Louts, Nov. 20.---I response to a
telegramn to Richard P. Bland, asking an
expressioon n the bond issue, the fol
lowing was received by tihe Post-Dispatch
"Lt.:Mtox, Mo., Nov. 20.-To the Edi
tor of the Post-Dispatch: If the secretary
of the treasury would exercise his option
to pay out silver for tile greenbacks and
treasury notes, issued under the Sherman
law, there could be no drain of gold from
the treasury. The government of France
does this and keeps all her money at par.
This bond issue business looks like an
attempt to force congress to retire our
treasury notes and substitute a system of
national banck currency. The light is
still on between the advocates of free
silver as the true mode of currency re
form aond the adherents of the national
banks. It is proposed by the latter to
farm oult to corporations the power to
control the value and volume of money.
Surely the money monopoly of this coun
try now thinks it is in the saddle, but
time will tell whether the people or the
monopoly is to rule this country."
Following were the arrivals during the
week at the McBurney:
J. V. Werthemier, Butte; S. B. Folger, Seattle;
J. ii. Burton, Chicago; L. E. Morrow, Anaconda;
John Child, St. Paul; Gee. H. Linsley, T. D. Fitz
gerald, Anaconda; Robt. M. Smith, San Fran
cisco; Robert Dixon, Ovando; Miss H. Stevens,
Divide; H. S. Blanchard, Clearwater; J. A. Featlh
erman, New Chicago; B. F. Brown, Garrison; H.
Redmond, Henry Rainsford, Geo. Lindorf, E. A.
Waterbury, E. B. Neagy, Alois Frelud, G. S. E.
Wlsner, Anaconda; A. C. Carr, Hamilton; A. D.
Tourtillott, F. E. Storey. San Francisco; C. M.
Sawyer, F. W. Stebbins, Anaconda; J.. . MeLain,
Chico ;o; C. D. Hard, ielena; G. W. Gibbins, Plo
neer; E. H. McDonald, College; A. Goodkind,
Helena; D. A. Murphy, St. Paul; W. D. Hyde,
lielhuville; G. F. Hibler, W. P. Gilbert. Anaconda;
F. H. Woody. Missoula; C, H. Overington, Minne
apolis; Nelson Bennett, Tacoma; Geo. B. Win
ston, Anaconda; B. H. Totem, Helena; Lee Mont
gomery, Avon; Chas. Swansen, Butte; D. G. Alger,
Charles Riggs Co.; J. W. Penglase, Philadelphia;
W. G. Blackbrough, -; W. Bennett, Royal; L. MS
Edgecomnb, K. E. Templeton, Anaconda; Michael
Kelley, Washington Gulch; J. W. Gilbert, Royal;
A. P. Pohndarf, Butte; T. 1H. Bird. Phlliysburg;
A. Fuller, New York; J. H. Schwend, Carroll;
James Goodwin, Upper Valley; J. J. Marks, Min
neapolls; E. A. Washburn, Salt Lake; E. T.
Stoughton, Pioneer; The Charles Riggs Company;
A. Koehler, M. Kau, Pioneer.
Helena Banks Consolidated.
An agreement has been reached where
by the First National and the Helena
National banks of Helena will be con
solidated. The amalgamation means a
capitalization of $800,000 for the new in
stitution, making it one of the strongest
financial concerns in the west. S. T.
Hauser will be president, E. D. Edgerton
vice president, Geo. F. Cope cashier.
The Japanese Score Another Job Lot of
Victories-China Anxious to Quit on
Any Terms-This About Settles the War.
The United States Will Arbitrate.
CiEE FOo, Nov. 23.-Dispatches have
been received here stating that the Jap
anese captured Port Arthur on Wednes
day last after eighteen hours fighting.
The second Japanese army under the
command of Field-Marshal Count Oayma,
Minister of War, consisted of about 30,000
men, and when this force arrived off the
Regent's Sword promontory, it was divid
ed into two detachments, one of which
aided by a part of the Japanese fleet, op
erated against Tallenwau,while the other
directed its movements against Kin Chow,
on the western side of the promontory,
some miles north of Port Arthur,
Thirty-two Japanese torpedo boats
made a concerted rush upon the entrance
of the harbor of Port Arthur, and at the
same time the Japanese land forces at
tacked the place from the rear, while at
the same time a heavy artillary fire was
poured into the Chinese forts. The Jap
anese Infantry then stormed defense
after defense. The Chinese resisted
feebly. There were a few hand-to-hand
lights, but finally the Chinese became
panic-strtcken, and the Japanese carried
everything before them.
Intense Excitement at Shanghlai.
Suil.xsOIAI, Nov. 24.-The fall of Port
Arthur has created great excitement in
the native quarter of the city. All ac
counts agree that the Chinese fought
desperately. Some of the officers and
iuen in the forts refused to surrender
and were all cut down by the Japanese.
After the first onslaught, resistence of
the Chinese is said to have been feeble,
and finally the Chinese troops became
panic stricken and fled.
Must Ilave Peace.
SItauon.A., Nov. 24.-China has sent a
special agent to Japan with instructions
to accept any terms of peace except the
cession of any portion of China proper to
Japan. Several foreign English banks
have offered to contract for the Chinese
war indemnity for a gold loan at four
per cent.
Will Concede Corea.
SuIaI(;ul, Nov. 25.--It is understood
that the special envoy to Japan will con
cede Cores to Japan, if she wants it.
The plan now is to get peace at almost
any cost.
Uncle Samn Will Arbitrate.
I3rlIer, Nov. 2.--It is officially an
nounced here that Japan recognizes
United States Minister I)un, at Tokio, as
a suitable channel through which China
can open up negotiations for peace. The
powers will simply remain spectators.
A Reduction in V.alue of Taxable Prop
erty of Over Eight Millions.
Returns Irom the different county
assessors show that the assessed valua
tion of taxable property in Montana this
year will be over eight millions less than
it was in 1893, but considering the fact
that other states show a much larger fall
ing off, the showing made is not a bad
one. In 1803 the assessed valuation of
the state was $127,548,175.60. This year
it is only $118,850,892, a decrease of
$8,694l,283.60. This year's assessment by
counties is tas follows:
Beaverhead.............. $3,360,479 00
Cascade ................ 11,288,606 00
Choteau ................ 4,100,895 00
Custer................... 6,888,349 00
Dawson................. 2,086,751 50
Deer Lodge .............. 6,101,871 00
Fergus.................. 3,952,572 00
Flathead ................ 2,943,670 00
Gallatin. ................. 6,272,700 00
Granite.................. 2,135,089 00
Jefferson ................ 4,122,069 50
Lewis and Clark......... 17,391,101 50
Madison................. 3,040,607 00
Meagher................ 4,513,104 50
Missoula................. 5,182,247 00
Park .................... 4,689,126 50
Ravalli.................. 1,978,926 00
Silver Bow .............. 20,504,593 00
Teton................... 2,121,137 00
Valley................... 1,776,50 00
Yellowstone ............. 4,400,467 50
Silver Bow and Ravalli are the only
two counties in the state whose assess
ments are more this year than they were
last. Gallatin and Choteau counties
stand next in rank, their assessment this
year being less than $40,000 under that
of 1893.
The decrease in the valuation of course
means a decrease in revenue from taxes,
and it is estimated that the receipts on
this account will be over $21,000 less
than last year. The falling off comes at
a bad time, for the expenses of the state
government, with the meeting of the
legislature and its incidentals, will be
greater the coming year than they were
this year.

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