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I ïi * ^5 VOL. VII. DILLON, BEAVERHEAD COUNTY, M. T., FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1887. No. 5. the inteb-state mu, A syi>«l >»' 9 " f ,,s Im l ,or,lu,t Washington, January 21. H> e ' n * er * . täte commerce bill, as agreed upon by both houses of congress, in its .first section , polies the provisions of this act to any common carrier engaged in the transporta tion of passengers wholly by railroad or partly bv railroad and partly by water, when both are used under common con tract, management, or arrangements, through more than one state or territory, or from any place in the United States to a foreign country. It defines the term .'railroad'' to include all bridges and ferries used or operated by any railroad. All charge* made for any service rendered in the transportation of passengers or prop erty shall be reasonable and just, and every unjust and unreasonable charge for »uch service is prohibited and declared to be unlawful. Section 2 makes it unlawful for any common carrier, subject, to the provisions ol this act, to charge, demand, collect or re ceive, directly 01 indirectly, from any per ron or persons, a greater or less compensa tion for any service rendered in the- trans portation of passengers or property than its charges, demands, collects or receives from any other person or persons for doing him or them like and contemporaneous »ervico in the transportation of a like kind of traffic under similar circumstance* and Conditions. Section 3 makes it unlawful for any common carrier, subject to this act, to make cr give any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to any particular person,company, firm, corporation or lo cality, or any particular description of traffic. Every common carrier, subject to this act, shall, according to their respective powers, afford all reasonable, proper and equal facilities for the interchange of traffic: between their respective lines, and forward ing and delivering of passengers am! property to and from their respective lines, and those connecting therew ith, ant! shall hSnn*crnfiTnate in their rate's and charges between such connections. Section 4. declares that it shall he unlaw ful for any common carrier, subject to the provisions of this act. to charge or receive ar.y greater compensation in the aggregate for the transportation of passengers, or of like kind of property under substantially similar circumstances and conditions for a shorter than fora longer distance over tiie same line in the same direction, the short er being included in the longer distance; but this shall not be construed as authoriz ing any common carrier to charge and re ceive as great a compensation for a shorter as fora longer distance; provided, however, that upon application to the commission, appointed under the provisions of this act, such common carrier may, after investiga tion by the commission, be authorized to charge less for longer than for shorter dis tances for the transportation of passengers and property; and the commission may from time to time, prescribe the extent to which the designated common carrier may be relieved from the operation of this sec tion of tins act. Section 5. That it shall he unlawful for any common carrier, subject to this act, to enter into any contract, agreement or com bination with any common carrier, or car riers, for the pooling of freights of difieren! and competing railroads or to divide be tween them the aggregate <-r net proceeds of earnings of such railroads nr an» nor ti >a 'hereof; and in anv case of an tgr-c nient for pooling of freights a-= before v.ilci '.-ach day of its continuance- will he deemed * separate offense. Section 6 requires, that after 90 days frotn tile passage of the act, every common Carrier subject to the provisions of this act «.hail have printed and keep for public in spection schedules showing the rates, fares and charges, and ill addition to requiring railroads to give publicity at all of the de pots on their several lines, it gives authori ty to the commission where it is proper and necessary, to require them to give pub i,( tity to their rates to othet places beyond the places of their several railroads. It also provides that rates, tares and charges shall not be raised except after todays of public «notice, but that they may be reduced with (out previous public notice. The notice, owever shall be simultaneous with the re duction itself. j Section 7 makes it unlawful for any com I t on carrier to enter into anv combination or agreement to prevent the carriage of rvg'it* tr-'in being continuous from placc 0 s.upment to destination. . *^ tfct 'on S declares that any common car ij-r liolati.i^ the provisions of this act . " ,L 'bahle to the person or persons in P 1 '«! therein- tor the full amount of the 'Ustained in consequence of inflation. together with CUUns " 1 or attorney's fees. any reasonable Section 9 provides that persons claiming j to have been damaged by the action of the i common carriers, may proceed for the re- ! covery of their damages, either in the! courts ol the United States or before the ! commission herein provided lor; but not I before both tribunals. Section to makes it penal offense to vio late any of the provisions of this act. and puts the maximum of the fine which may be imposed at the sum of $5,000. The eleven following sections contain the commission features of the bill. Thev provide for a commission to consist of five persons, whose term of office shall be fori six years, except for first appointments j which are to be for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years. ] The members of this commission are to be appointed by the president, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. Their principal office shall be in Washing ton, but they may hold sessions at other places than Washington, and a single member of the commission may take tes timony any where as may be directed by the commission. These commissioners are to have salaries of $7.500 each. 'i'he commissioner has power to appoint a secretary with a salary of $3,500, and has authority to employ and fix the com pensation of such other employes as it mat find necessary to the proper performance of its duties, subject to the approval ot the secretary of the interior. Section 22 provides that nothing con tained in this act shall abridge the terne dies now existng in common law or by statute. Section 23 appropriates $100,000 for the purposes of this act for the fiscal year, end ing June 30, 1SS8. .Section 24 provides that the provisions of sections u and tS of this act, relating to tiie appointment and organization of a commission herein provided for, shall take effect Immediately, and the remaining pro visions of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage. COUNCIL BILL NO. I». Hr luting to Fencing llnilroatl» anti Erec tion of Cuttle Guar.!*. We are indebted to Councilman Batch - elder for a copy of Council Bill No. 15 in troduccd by Kennedy. It provides that every person or persons, corporation, a>so dation, <»r company, owning or operating anv railroad in the territory, shall, within one year after tiie passage of this Act, and anv railroad hereafter constructed in this Territory, shall, within six months after any part of its line is open for use, erect and thereafter maintain fences on both sides of its road, or so much thereof as is so open for use, suitable and sufficient to prevent cattle, horses, mules, asses, hogs, sheep, and other stock, from getting on such railroad, except the crossings <>' public roads and highways, and within such portion of cities and incorporated towns and villages as are, or may hereafter be laid out and platted into lots and blocks, with gates or bars at the farm crossings shall be constructed bv said railroad when and where the same may become neccs sur» for the u-c of '.lie proprietors o'" tin land adjoining such railroad; and shall also construct and thereafter maintain, at ui. public road crossings of such railroad j « c.w existing or hereafter established, cat j lie and stock guards suitable and sufficient j to prevent cattle, horses, mules, cs.es, j frogs, slR-j>. and other -trick, from g. tt in;; • ■n such 1 abroad ; and when -u. !» h.-ncts »>1 ! eaüle guards arc no! made nm! kept hi I good repair, sich railroad, person or per .(ins, corporation, association, or company. ! .-ball b-' liable Ihr all damages which may I be done b\ it or them, their agents, on ! gines, or cars, to anv such cattle, horses, j mules, asses, hogs, sheep, or other -lock getting on such railroad, which damages, together with costs and reasonable attor ney's tees, mav he recovered in any c";uit of competent jurisdiction in which the ac tion therefor is instituted, and to which it mav be appealed: but when such fences oi gnards have been duly mad. and kept :n good repair, mich railroad, person or per sons, corporation, association, or company, shall no! be liable for anv such damages unless negligently ° r wilfully done. Kxrltement I« Ten*. breat excitement ha» neen cau*ed In the vicinity of Pari», Tex, by the remarkable recovery of Mr. J. E. Corley, who wa» *0 helpless he could not turn in bed, or raw * his head; everybody aid he wa« dying of Consumption. A trial bottle of Dr. King * New Discovery was *ert him. Finding , relief, he bought a large bottle and a box of Dr. King's New Life Pill«; by the time i he had taken two boxes of the Pills and j t»vo bottles of the Discovery, he was well and had gained in flesh thirty six pounds. ! Trial boittes of this Great Discovery tor j Consumption free at N. M. kV bite s, Cuv j Drug store, opposite depot. j i ! ! I j ] a CURRENT NEWS NOTES. - is to on <>' tin at »>1 hi it oi :n *0 * of * The House has concurred in the Senate ( amendments forfeiting the land grant of j the Barton Range and Vicksburg Rail- j way. The Naval Affairs Sub-Committee will | recommend $15,000 to build officers' quar-1 ter* at Mare Island, and $2,000 for re -1 pairs. j New York, Jan. 22.—The bank state- ments show a reserve increase of $185,000. The banks now hold $18,796,000 in excess of the legal rule. Sluing Hai, Jan. 22.—The British steam er "L. E. Saul" from London collided with and sunk a Chinese transport. One hun dred soldiers and seven mandarins were drowned. '•'he philanthropic people of Brooklyn are erecting a number of booths in different parts of that city, where any poor person can procure a tneal for two cents—a cup of coffee and a piece of bread for one cent, and a bowl of soup lor one cent. London, Jan. 22.—The Scottish Brotes I taut alliance has sent to Queen Victoria; a 1 memorial setting lorth that the aggressions j of the papacy in Great Britain in the su- ! premney ol the pope, are subversive of tin Queen's authority and of tiie people's rights and liberties, and that the avowed aim loi the papacy is the Vatican» conquest and the subjection of Great Britain. Chicago, Jan. 22.— At a meeting ot tin representatives of the live stock exchanges of western cities in this city to duv, it wa decided to adopt the name of the National Live Stock Exchange. Elmer Washburn, of Chicago, w as elected president. The following uniform scale of prices for tin sale ot live stock was agreed upon : Fifty cents a head for cattle, except yearling-, calves and slock cattle, which shall be $10 per car load, and all live stock driven into the vards at the following rates: Cattle. 50 cents per head ; calves 25 cents per head ; sheep and hogs to cents per head. It was also decided to di-pense with, '.he services of traveling men and all manner of drum ming for business. Berlin, Jan, 22.—The socialists met here to day and decided to run a candidate wherever there was a chance to oust a con servative. Where no socialist is nominated the party will support the liberal candi date. As a prelude to their manifesto the socialists have scattered broadcast the '•New Year Compliment"' which ts con ducted, sav* the lusse in more violent terms than any heretofore attempt ed. This manifesto urges the socialists to prosecute a vigorous campaign ar.d haste n the moment the purifying fire of révolu tion will devour the old world, which is filled with crime anil violence. Tin police tried to suppress the manifesto, bui despite their efforts they found that 40,000 copies of it had been distributed in a single morning. New York, Jan. 22.— Star's London: I War is in every one's mouth; the papers j are full of war. Rumors and reports trom j Berlin, Paris and Vienna brmg details that I point to hourly increasing preparations for I tiie coming struggle, and Lord Charle j Bcrcsford, one of the Lords of Hi* Admit ! aifv, spt »king at the Mansion House !s-t 1 night, referred to the naval strength of j England, France and oilier p ers at -.e;:. : I Ie asked if England's policy i- still «0 I build ship* of war of tiie largest c'a--. i whether foreign govern:;'.' ti's do so or tint? I Lord Chari. -'s -pc-rh to:. Vidnu -. he;.-, y 1 .Iditions to the nave in vira of the pros j pact of a gênerai Lump, an wir it: which I Great Britain mav be drawn. Stock - were I depressed vestr-rdav in consequence of the ! warlike dispatches received f-otn all part of the continent. New York, Jan. 20.— Astrologer John j De Leon, who was recently arrested ! charged with sending young girls to Pana j ma for immoral purposes, wa- placed on ■ trial yesterday cn an indictment for kidnap i fiing. The chief witness was Stephen Bon j sain, tiie reporter who werken his way into ' De Leon's confidence. He testified tha* De Leon told him that as an astrologer a ( large number of women came to Itiiy ; that ! he picked out certain ones and got them • indebted to tom and then sent them to , Panama, consigned to a vile woman, as*ur ! ing them positions as servants at high I wages. De Leon said he had sent 400 ! girls to Panama in ten months, and never j heard from them, nor had he had am trouble. ' Dead gii rW. liko < lead men. tell ! no tales,'' he said. Soor! in ig life and cli mate down in Ban off. 1 carried them ••mil soot i here are eei tail i in : nr; rt.~ liucil u Ü1 deaden pain, hut it soon r • _V; | a . colts Oil goes to »he tool of the i-.'.al.-idv. and the sufferer Fifty cents. puia loicntly ("i,o.!. w HraS m mm z/'// WA-W/j m.m Y/M ; of i ' f! ! f||jJg^ Tha Woman in the Case. ELIZAB.TH RODGERS, Leader in the Knights of Labor. The wife of George Rodgers, who in I a member of the Executive Hoard rf District Assembly 24 , of < '-hiengo, is not dilo woman, because she is the oui female Knight of Labor who ranks as loader in that great organization. M is said to be sta esmaitlike in aiMtv> having a clear head, well-d line d epii ions, und a good command 01 apt Jr.: g a .vge. Notwithstanding tli • iacf t'.iut alia is t :o mother of nine children, one an infant, the survivors of a family o' twelve, she devotes much time and labor to tiie interests of the Knights, and is .uast *r Workman of District As sembly 24 of Chicago. Mrs. Rodgers in a native of Ireland. Elio was born at Woodford, A minty Galway, about forty years ago. When six years old alio came to America wiili her 111 other. Her first homo in tins count -y was in New York, from which her mother and she removed to Lou don, Ontario, still tho resin once of ilio eider woman. About ten years ago Mrs. Rodgers organized the first working women's union in Chicago, bho was it;* presi dent more than two years. Other of fices ivuie have been held by lier are the presidency of the Eighth Ward (Jhieago) Laud League, and of tho Daughters of Erin. During tho past seven years she has been delegate to the Stato Trades Assembly of Illinois, and lor four years, the delegate from Local Assembly 1 , 7811 , of Chicago, to District Assembly 24 . Her prolonged tenu 01 oiliee as Master Workman of Dee d Assembly 1 , 781 ) was succeeded liv her iiictunhoiicy, which she still ln.ihhJ, oi t.10 corresponding dignity iu t Drei ici Assembly 24 . In all her uc ! tmti.-a in the ciuse of labor, Mrs. | Rodgers is encouraged by lnr husband, who is u prominent and capable worker | iu tli ; sam ? «-anse. W hen, a lew months rgo, the Knights of Labor held a Con vention at iiiehtuoud, Virginia, sdio at teu led it, aecotupnuiel by her iufaut, then only a few weeks old, and who was formally made a Knight. _ ___, Till It KO IV V* Chief Feature* HILL. <if tin- Hoad 15:It. We have received a copy of llou-c Bill No. 16, com 1 ruing Road Sepcrintendent* and defining tin if duties. The hill ucs in troduced !o Reprcsetitaiii e Broun of this coim'.v. and provide-a- bilious : For the B •-■rnation ol ti cut; that tie. -ioner- of the s-.-\ . theii regular nuel ii •1 Road Sup:, fi a tii to sei ■ i i ! ! h nex of lined Sc lot Cnll'ltv next Mari t <in 1 tu sh.di, . ■ app./tt couidit loti tlu-i • a! a Rn: ills ih .all be The -a fixed a th- road Sup paid qua rterh , at id he i- n-quii < d In give bond $2.000 f ir the faithful p.vfurm.ims of his duties. lie shall have muter hi control s, :i tiie public roads 11 itl-.in hi count», and -tiali idle ol I oem to cut open or construct -uch drains and ditches as may he neee-sarv for their re pairing and preservation, and anv person obstructing anv oft lit* drains or ditches so made shall lie guilty of a misdemeanor, lie is empowered to employ suitable labor and teams to carry into effect the sec 1 1 1 : j ! ; 1 j ; ; ; j j : 1 ! 1 tint) of the act relating to repairs, hut he cannot pav an v hibou r more than $2.50 a dav, and the same amount lor any team. The Supt. tiitist keep a coirect account of ail sucii ialH.r, and give to tiie person per forming it, or furnishing anv animals, a certificate- stating the number of day's woi k pei formed and the price agreed upon, ami tin- number of dais any animals have been u-.d and the price to he paid tin re ! tor. 1 n (<t » hr ho 1 u rt* of a r. v Ur»ad Supt. ! !• j purl or tn his tin: iu . or in i '. **** ot i 1 lion, '1* :ior «>? in i i ••»nmi'^iofiui x ;it • iii'.a 1 i! '•rir r«' i* \ , thu ro»m» v ■«;»i!ar muitin»^ 1 r th«*;'hiiii \ - ihviir» ► hu!! app< i» t a Kim i .S':;u*rvi«*or 'or tlu u< ■ u\ pif t (i * « • r n ;. i Th.* hill MTiiis ?o ,. ., r f ! 1 . naîti-s •ÜIV IU 1 » ' i**».;* i t S (';*■«' > • ! (1 i.t v. .'»ut? r!.t■ n* fr- 1 for tG-jî.-ur of s ♦» ; u*v • v ;*t» fo f riiVD'l'N. mal r vin I'ccom? a law. î > tr* , iKui v\ il» 1 1 MONTANA CONDENSE«. Tiie output of the Elkhorti for the month of December was $25,000. Only sixteen arrests were made in the tow n of Benton last year, The Montana IPackfoot Indians arc be ginning to abandon polygamy. Last Friday night the Highland Club of Butte gave a masquerade ball at Miners' IUII. John Murphy, of Prickly l'car valley, no(th of Helena, made a net profit last year of $1,093.75 from the product of eight milch cows. The house committee on territories re ported favorably the bill to provide for the formation and admission into the union the states of Washington and Montana. Helena Herald: Petitions numerously signed, praying the legislature to repeal the the license on commercial travelers, are coming in thick from ail the cities and towns in the territory. The Husband man savs that some of the business men of White Sulphur Springs are making up a combination for the pur pose of prospecting the Castle mountain*. The mineral found there is copper, galena, carbonate ores, and gold. Last Friday afternoon a son of F. II. Goodbon, proprietor of a restaurant at Deer Lodge, while playing on the ice on the Deer Lodge river, went too near the water's edge, fell in and was drowned The boy was aged 5 years. Tho citizens of Livingston last Saturday ordered ar.d made leave every Chinaman uitliin tiie city limits. Thirteen took the evening train for Bozeman, and two the same train for Helena. The citizens took this action » get rid of the opium dens, a man having died Friday from the efleets of opium smoking. Harry Elwes an employe cf the Arion Variety theatre at Butte, and l'>. J. Schles inger a wholesale liquor dealer of that town got into a quarrel, Tuesday, about the advisability of closing the variety theatres, which ended in Schlesinger shooting Elwes. The ball entered Elues' neck in front and came out near the spine. The wound will probably prove fatal. The Indian Commissioners have finislu-d their treaty with the Black foot Indians, bv the terms of which the Indians agi» e to give up 700 square miles of their reserva tion in consideration of the annual pay ment by the United States for ten y ears of t the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand ! dollars, lhc payment to be made in met eh.indisv. | | «niount [iu cattle, horses, etc., to that Tiie Territorial Auditor's annual report shows the assessment for 1SS6 is $55,076, 891, an increase over 1SS5 of $3,220.335. 1 he average rate of taxation is 1mills; the highest being M issoula county, 25 mills; tin lowest Silver Bow, to mills. The gross receipts of placer mines is $449, 585; quartz mi'!- $9.966.041, from 43 mills. '1 111 total buï inn pi < ui net ion is $28,542,. \z wool 3/». 9 011 poum s, froi 1631.190 1 , 1 P* na'.'oiuia : 'it -v. Tin nit much 1 : 1. ; It U nows to lie had it flu* smelting j " ol y-. Affairs have now -et (ll)Vitl t « their If; , t»] ir ve- and ! nn'l inir t.ikia phui «'»lit ( f ti'.,' 1 run. Der in*4 i!i * m iddle 0 last week a (ielav in ; the •< inrontra ing h pr.tn ent c; u-ed the 1 sh 11 tin24 (low n et' four furnaci < > n j We ? mutiny, Tiinrsi ay a ml It day only lie jty-two fi macks u crc nu 1 11 eg. Oti Sail ii by the ftr.ain : n-4 fc> 111* wa e -tatted up : nd shiee 1 lint tin c nil î \vcr.t\ ■six have li'.Tii 2 mining full hi; 't. ! Iu: ct'iiccntr.itor is now «V.rni*! iiuj co u'cnti ales a .1 ugh to kcu 1 them :d! busy. i. ii ingston Jin ft if ; / »•< ; The schwatka part 1 now 111.: % in*4 ot servn lions in the Bark liav • not been 14c 11 ir 24 on as sir onthlv as they anticipated. Hoavv snow storms and extreme cold went her were encountered everywhere, and their progress has been -low. Lieut. Schwatka wa- taken sie!» at Norris Gey ser Basin and was obliged to abandon his expedition and return to Main Hot Springs, lie was effected with hemorrhage of the lungs and tiled profuse ly. Tiie balance of the party proceeded to Firehole riwr where they again split up. From here the energetic F. J. Haines, after »electing tlnee of the most hardy members of the pat ty, pushed on to thor oughly do the Bur* and accomplish all th.u he .vent there for—that of securing mid-winter views ofc.il the most important U atuic-. ol a'lracMon in Wonderland. When a man becomes a -lave to opium he cannot give up the habit, it r ,iv have been acquired by giving him equate.- illicit -ick, and this is 11 by Red Slat LVugli Cure commends i selt for its pnritv, free di.tn from narcotics, and prompt « fl'.c.icv. Onlv 25 cents.