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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE.
S11-.y . 'O TION pbri: One copy 1 yer. (in sadvance) ................ o One copy 6 months.......... One cop- 3 rmonth .......................... 1. LSpciman copies, ........ ................. , Strictly in advance. The circulation of tihe TInuNs. in Nlorthern Montana is guarantc'dl to exi'eedt thaiit of rony pa per published in the territory. Address all c.pnn mu:n i,-at ihnm t, t hl YIBIIUNE':. (GR;EAT FA4LLS, -74074T. GOV. HAU'SEL 'S IEI'(OIT. As.,ssmemens. Population. Prod ,ts. Indian lr'hhlemi. vservatisns. Stock. Mi~neral Resourcis. Etc.. Etc. The following is a portion of ,oyv. Hauser's report to the S-cretar:.' of the Interior with respeet to Monit:aia. The report in full is voluninous: ASSESSMENTS. From the reports of the Auditor and Treasurer of the Territory it, ap pears that the total assessment of property in the Territory for the year 1881 amounted to $1i9,)7(.0.07.91. the same being an increase of .$....0 l,000 (in round numbers) over the previous year. It should be renicombered that the as:sessment does n;t give the real value of our property. and ds)( not include our miwnes, which are worth a great many millions. POPULATION. No census of the population of the Territory has been takeu since 18S;, at which time it was 39.157. At ipre, ent it can only be estimated by the total vote cast at the general eleciion. in November, 1S81, which. as appears from the report of the Auditor and Treasurer, was 2(,:(;9. From thei same official source it apears that a:: the preceding genrali elction t1:,, total vote casti 1 l882 was 23.3:8. i'":,18 w increase has been gr, :,ter durioi tl past two years than at any other pc riod, and our poualatio ! a -b lfair ly estimated at from I,tE'.ij0) to 110,- i f(' 0 i AGIrhULTI'lt::. The numerous valle--s .f the Terri tory are remarkably fertile, with proper facilities for irrigatin. yield ing large returns in whi at oats, bar ley, and all kinds of vegetables un surpassed in quality. Owing to t the high price of labor here, as in all mining countries, and the great dis tance from the markets of the world, our farmers have been unable to cori pete successfully in foreign markets with those of Dakota on the east, and Washington mid Oregon on the wes t; consequently nothing more is att..,:ie ed than the supply of the hime d - mand, which is large, owing to the great number of men employed in the mines. In all tLose portions of the Territory, where the necessary care and attention have been given i to the planting and cultivation of trees, it has been demonstrated that the hard!v varieties of fruit of all kinds can be successfully raised. Small fruits of all kinds succeed everywhere in the Territory, and the yield is simply enormous. INDIAN DEtIREDATIONS. I am advised from reliable sources that during the past season numerous depredations have been commi tted upon the rights of stockmen by rov ing bands of Indians, who have been suffered to leave their reservations and to roam promiscuously through a region of country where there is ab solutely no game, and where, to su:; tain life, these Indians have killed cattle running upon the ranges, and in several instances have run off the horses belonging to the cattle men. This has been carried to such an, ex tent that the stockmen have become greatly and justly exasperated. Ican but renew the request, so frequently made by my predecessors, that some such action be taken by your Depart ment as will result in restraining and confining these Indians upon their reservations, which embrace an em pire of the fairest and best portion of the Territory, and from which the whites are rigidly excluded. RESERVATIONS. From statistics furnished by the United States Surveyor General's offce for Montana, it appears that t three Indian reservations in this Ter ritory embrace an area of 45,000 square miles, including nearly thirty million acres of the finest agricultural and grazing lands to be found on the continent. I would earnestly urge upon your Department the necessity of.cutting down these reservations to a size commensurate with the needs of the Indians. The greater portion of these lands, so necessary for the use of actual settlers, is of no use what ever to the Indians. Since the ex tinction of the buffalo there is little or no game, and but a small portion, if any, of these lands is cultivated. Why not throw the reservations open for settlement and sale, reserving a portion for the Indians, to be held by them in severalty, break up their tri bal relations, and reserve a portion of the proceeds of the sale of the lands for the use and benefit of the Indians during the period and process of edu cation and civilization? Without troubling you with details which will suggest themselves to you, such a policy would be charity to the Indians and result in furnishing homes to hundreds of thousands of our own race,besides furnishing the world with CVOL, 1, GREAT FALLS, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER I1, I885, NO, 25 ..................... ___ __ _ _ over a million cattle which could and would be grazted and sustained on the:i e !tnds. That they (the Indians) can 1e educatled and civilized has been ,:;"ron~icrated by the Father: of St. Ignati- rissian in their boarding schools an:_d workshops on the Jucko reserwation, in this Territory, and doul-less at other places. TrUlCK liAISING. Next to mining stock raisin~g is the largest and leading industry iin the Territ ry. According to the oflicial rep'or of the Auditor and Treasurer for the oelcial year ending December 3!, 1881, the whole number of horses assessed was 9X),8-; mules and asses. 2,5:34; sheep, 593,886: cattle, 509,768. Since the assessment there has been a h:ogs numnber of cattle driven into the Territory. Allowi:ng for these and naner-;assessilllent and the increase, I would estimate that we now have in the Territory: le................. . ......... 0 0 h. _ ,:cd ic ores.................... . 120.100 5)o Sliop ................... ...1,200,.000 do FX !" RTS. WNhil. no statist'ics gitvi,:r the exact e:,l goat.', t t'ngh theraar 0 So f,rits. c:ttle a1nd.- ti. ra-::za tions. I:ni:ng 1 npClmie-" report. etc., it c 1,' b,,:ap, r'ou:teiato. very eloseIv. 5i1. H'n i runed i. Sate, _esO- * '' ,!. aid ecr(,ta. o one of our large-t cettIe iassoc.'ttin. has assistd me iie lini ,1g1 tte fIo .'i g etim ate o: ex po'ts for the past twelve m nths: : ., a s valie ' 105 ..... i0,00(),000 (Cop er t(o t 11 ts... 4,! (,000 G( ld Iho .... 21 0,50(l)JU0 Le::1 ( do Gt 4 its.... 7 0,00UU leerf cattle, 75,0' 0 head, gross valu . ..................... 4.500,000 W- l. 6,1r1t,t,) 0 1b, ........... 1,4t0 ,000 P-itties n isan fur's............. 250,000 Total grot d.e of ex.iorts 2,6,400,0010 A 11. i) ('A SE. PIstomfice Ir:spector 'Murphy, for the No rtherni Pacific division, tells a good story of his experience in Idaho Territory, says an excha nge. While imnki':ng lis rounds as inspector, he arrive.e) at a small town in the wilds of that Territory, anti going to the only stor', i? ttLt." i':L' 1 l. \ \Where is the postoffice in this to: '' The sole oecunpalt of the place look ed hint over from the head to foot, and replied: "Why. :,- darnedi fcl, it':; right here. Where 'id you sllppi-ose it was?" The inspector looked around at the bar with its rows of black bottles, the two barrels of sugar andi other ar tic('s generalily found in a backwoods store, but failed to find the iostoflicee department. "W\here is the place you keep the letters :" he inquired. "There in that ca.rdle-box. Can't you see anything when it's right ln der youlr lose _ Mr. Murphy looked into the box, and to his surprise and amusement, foulnd the "loosto"'iee," the letters be ing thrown in prcim-iscuouisly. "Where is the postinaster?" he in quired. "He's gone a-hunting." "Who attends to the postoffice in his absence ?" "The clerk." "W\hero is he?" "Sick." "Well, who is atteading to this post office to-day " "If you're looking for a full-blown postmaster, just gaze on ime. I am him to-day." "Have you been sworn in?" "Not much; and I don't want to be, nor sworn off either." This state of affairs shocked the nerves of the worthy inspector, and he told the man that he could not conduct Uncle Sam's business in that -st-lle. He was informed- that if he did not like it he could call on the postmaster the next day and settle it. The inspector was on hand early next morning and found the postmaster looking like a thunder-cloud. "So you're the man what inspects postoffices, are you? and you don't like my style? All right, stranger," continued he, as he grabbed up the box containing the letters; "I'm a man of few words and much mean ing. You just tell that man in Wash ington they call Uncle Sam to take this d----d, onery, 825-a-year-postofflice and go plum to h--1 with it. I ain't postmastering as much as I was." And he "fired" the postoffice into the middle of the road, with an invitation to Mr. Murphy to start quick and not look back if he cared to enjoy further good health. The steamship Amit (Capt. Morris) from New Orleans to Tampa, has ar rived at Cedar Keys, Fla., disabled, with her first and second engineers disabled. The steamer had rough weather the whole trip, and in a ter rific storm a plug blew out of -the boiler, disabling the engines and se verely scalding the engineers. S THE TEXAS RANGERS. s) How the Loe l tai State Keeps Peace Cn thie Border. [El Pai o (C'. Globe-Demnocrat.] g It was on El Paso street, in El Paso, Texas, that I remarked to a friend that I desired to know how the State of Texas, that Lone Star State of lone things and wild romance, came to possess an armed force of State 1 troops ever in the field. He replied: "I know but little of it, but there is a man who can tell you all," and lie pointed to a young fellow standing n'ear thie door cf the large butcher store of Mundy Bros., on El Paso str'eet. "Who is he?" I inquired. "Why, whois he? Why, he is J.B. Gillett, now our assistant marshal, but once one of the best rangers in the fronetier battalion that ever put a spur to a horse or made a horse thief's heart go right down in his boots. I'1 introduce you." When, after being introduced, I stated the desire I had to know all L ,,lnt the rangers, in the interest of ithe Globe-Democrat, Mr. Gillett said: "To tell about the Texan rangers worth telling would fill a good-sized v'ohlue, so yon will have to be con tent with an outline. The history of the State in the southwest, from the days of the Lone Star republic to the' t present hour, has been one of contiu ned struggle with savagnt and semi savage foes, and the Siute had from, time to time since the war to raise troops to stand off he Indians and help the authorities nl uphol.,iing the law. It was in 1874. h . 0,. - ie, aiu Governor Richard Coke w's. i 'i'e, that the present organization cf raln gers was effected. The leg'islatrre appropriated $iCO,000 to protect the border counties, and a suitable police, under the control of the State and Adjutant General Steele, was imme- ti diately formed. v "It consisted then of six conpanies si of seventy-five men each. Each coml pany was commanded by a captain, r two litifnliants. three sergeants and four corporals. It was soon0 iound i that the appropriation would not be I sufiicient (to support this estaibhish- e ment, and reductions had to be made from time to time, so that t at present et the conlani:es are only twenty-live it strong, and have but one captain, one lieutenant. one sergeant and two corporals each." a ."What would be about the present strength of the force?" "About 150 men, which is ample tl junt now. In 1882," continued the b marshal, "Congressman Upson intro- t duced a bill, which passed both houses 01 and was approved by the President, p refunding to the State $1,000,000 ex- b pended for frontier defense, but the ti money has not yet been received by tl the State." h "What is the present pay of a ran ger ?" p "Well, a captain gets $100 a month, rations and allowance for two horses; a lieutenant $75, same rations and al lowance for two horses; a sergeant $50, rations and allowance for one horse; a corporal $35, rations and al lowance for one horse, and a private $30, and allowance the same as cor poral. Privates used to receive $10 a month when the battalion was first organized." "What does the allowance for a horse amount to ?" "A little over $11 a month. The men provide their own horses and arms, but the State furnishes all the ammunition they require." "Are the men all Texans?" "No. the rule is the reverse. They are from every State in the Union, and many of them are young fellows most respectably connected. Very few of the old hands except officers are now in the service. Capt. L. P. Soiker is the veteran of the battalion. He joined in May, 1874, and has served without losing a day ever since. He is now captain of company D, which he entered as a private. This com pany killed more Indians aLnd rustlers than any other in the service." "What are the usual duties of a ranger ?" "He is a State police a.i-,-r ;.ad a soldier at the same time. In the one capacity he performs the dutie, of a deputy sheriff and is in addition em powered to arrest without warrant all fugitives from justice in the State. A list of these fugitives is furnished from the office of the adjutant gen eral from time to time for the infor mation of the rangers. Like to see it ?" The scribe said he would, and Mr. Gillett produced a ponderous roll of closely written foolscap containing the names and descriptions of fully 5,000 criminals whom the State was desirous to renew acquaintance. "But times are changed now,' said Mr. Gillett in conclusion, "the rail roads are cutting the country up in all directions, the Indians are dead or rounded up, the scout is a thing of e the past, and in the near future even the ranger may follow. There will soon be no frontier, and the frontier3 man will be a relic of the past. We can't put the breaks on the wheels of progress. Perhaps it is as well that it is s.o." (A3MILING . A .tiL.N-E. How ,mnºie .', :iake, a Good Livitn Over the 'reen ,( oth While ()tii'e's F.ail. "Gambling is a scientific profession founded upon the !uib;Ls of mankind," astutely remarked "one of them" to a reporter the other day as the two were so'ited in the main room of a watering place resort. "Yes," went on the card diplomate, "it is a truism to sate that the sue cessfnl gambler must be a close stu dent of human nature. Of course he must, for his whole business is an evolution, :imple and direct, of certain phrases of humnan nature. Why, the of her day, while running down to -ew York on the special fram here. I heard two or three rich old Jews talking alboutt ihis very place. One of them was complaining that he had left $2,000 to enrich the houss. "Oh'" said another, spreading our his paIlg-y hands, "I left more than that. much more,' with a chuckle. 'But what do you expect, manll? We must have our pleasure.' "And that is just the keynote of the whole thing. There is a large ela,.s of men who finid their pIleasure at the g,'. in.t1i;,i table alone. aid it is ihis: class which I:t ip.3ort it. No ,oth (,r f',rm: of dissipation so p anders to (e"1 it1: nl ltines as a game of chance, and ite:e uimakc and maintain the hank. '-There goes a g mn now," he con tinuedl, "j.siing into the restaurant, who is a fair type of the bone and sinew of these places. He does not come often, but with fair regularity. HIe was in teu days ago and made a nini juai.t e b ' '1 a , ea reaiast. He had lost Ibt (', ltI had sacrific ed his sleep, and wou:il waste the coming day in making, it- up, yet he ccafe-ssed with entire honesty to hav ing had a fine ni-g'ht's sport. He often leaves (509! behind hint, rarely wins, but he can afford it, or thinks he can and counts it only as playing for 'pleasure.' "O. course others than these find their way into this and similar places but they are comparatively few. Men come to retrive fortunes lost in other channels, to drown grief or disap pointinent, &c., but not in the num bers that come to indulge in the to them pleasurable rack of suspense, the pain of loss and the always to be hoped for flush of victory,-. "I suppose, then," observed the re porter, quietly, "that when a man shoots himself through the head in a gambling den the pleasurable pain of loss has probably been a little too severe?" "It is possible," was the reply, ig noring the sarcasm. "Nothing annoys a proprietor more than tragedy. Hoe will take any measure to keep such emotional, high-strung temperaments from his rooms. If all the sentimen tal and sensational story-book fre quenters of these places were elimi nated the bank would scarcely notice their absence. They are not the bone and sinew of the gambling harvest. It is the great majority of average commonplace men that yields the profits." "Can you tell me what is the real percentage of risk the bank pos:sesses against the player?" "Well,"~was the repiy, "the appar ent percentage is small and varies in the several games--roulette, faro and others carrying different rates- but the real percentage is enormously in the bank's favor. It lies in this same principle of human nature that I have just commented upon. The average player if he wins several consecutive bets becomes cautious, antieipates a change in luck, and ventures his mon ey accordingly. The result is if his good fortune continues his winn:ings are small ,and unimportant. On the other hand, let him lose continuously and he becomes excited. Hle loses his head, and, pursuing the same line of argument that it is a long lane which has no turning, he increases his stakes. This policy, with contin ued misfortune, ends in large losses. Thus, when the bank is loser, it is for small sums, but when winning the gains are large. "What the bank is afraid of are the conservative, persistent players, but there are not many of them. There is a class of men at the European gamb ling places, and a very small alass, who have reduced the thing to a fine point. These men risk every evening a single bet, always the same amoant. Only Roll r Process Mill in Northern Montann! GREAT FALLS, M. T. The Best and Latest Improved Machinery. The Best Quality of Flour Possible, Manufactured. --:OASH PAID FOR WHEAT:-- Chowen & Jennison, Proprietors. If the bet wins they continue to play, but only so long as their profits will permit. If, however, the first venture fails, they quit the table until the fol lowing evening. In this way their loss is limited to the original bet, while if fortune favors them they may win a large amount. This policy is pursned daily, and a single night's winnings will often furnish capital enough for a long period of bad luck. These men do not enjoy gambling, bnu it :;u!pp:lrts them, and I have no doubt that they accumulate valuable statistics in the ratio and proportion of gamr s of chance. They are detest e(d by the officials of the place, but their right to play as they please can not be qu(estioned." "But if this be a fact," said the re )orter, "why is not the practice more nlilversal ?" "l3ecause," was the emphatic ro sponse, "'not one man in a thousand )ossesses the requisit charaeteristics to so control himself under the spur of such excitement as the as the gam ing table can offer." "Do professional gamblers, as a rule, always have money?" "The average professional gamb ler." was the reply, "is broke nine months out of the twelve." The following, published in the In dependent, is presumably true: - ont., Oct. 10, 85 COL. CHlu. D. CtI.TIS, Helena, I. T. DEAR FRIEND--- About the Xmas holidays I am going to Helena for the double purpose of attending to some important business anid hunting up a wife. I think I have arrived at the proper age, 35, when it is safe for a nman to mairy, especially when I have worked hard all my life to accumulate a sufficient competency to keep the wolf from my door. I am assessed in money, stock and reality, in the neigh borhood of $70,000, besides this ma terial wealth, I have also a vweaith of love to bestow on some good woman, who, like myself, is looking for a mate. Now, my friend, you know I am rather bashful in affairs of this kind. and as you (I know you of old) are well posted in matters of the heart, I want your assistance. You must cer tainly know some eligible party maiden, spinster or widow-of that age who is ripe in wisdom and wo manhood, who after a personal inter view and interchange of ideas, might be induced to change her name and residence for one which she shall plan herself. I am tired of this lone some bachelor life, and if I leave Hel ena unmarried it will not be my fault, You can use this letter in my behalf to show that I am in earnest, but I must ask you as a friend to withhold my name. The reputation of Montana as a dry country with little rainfull is not al ways borne out by the official records of the Signal Service. Below is ap pended a table of rainfall for June and July, this in inches at the follow ing places: June. July. Helena, ..............4 46 1 16 Ft. Assinnahoine,.....2 00 1 58 Ft. Shaw,............2 83 2 21 Ft. Ellis ............735 3 61 This gives an average of 4.16 inches for June and 2.14 inches for July for the points above named, which cer tainly is ample for the needs of vege I tation, coming as it did in the months when it is most needed. Besides this there was a rainfull in May at Fort Ellis, two miles from Bozeman, of 12:90 inches, an amount nearly to one half the entire annual rainfall at St. Paul, Minn. This certainly indicates anything but excessive dryness. But Ellis is not a fair representative point to determine the average rainfall of the territory from situated as it is at the foot of the high mountains which by their influence materially increase the rainfall at that place-Ex. Paying quantities of copper ore are found in Wayne county, Pa. e i . r.,·i .1 in Pilnde:lhia' has To i'-: :u:eia. conel have -:t cre.:d f a "'Dlevard Vlictor HuIgo." S... La . .,thwetern rail :-: - , . , , fr tratfic to E"rtie - C,:.sne fiS feHl:ug trees daily Sate _,. o . hen X its value at .0,0. M1rcFie. register of the land office at Silver City, N. M., has been removed for making a speech for Blaine, last fall. Four monuments of Pennsylvania regiments have just been placed in position on the fieldJ of Gtty 'sbrg. The American Institute of Archi teets held its nineteenth annual con vention at Nashville, Tenn., on the 21st ult. Mr. Alderman Staples, recently elected lord mayor of London by the livery of the City of London, will take office Nov. 1. Some fears are entertained for the overdue twelve days. The St. Sulpice seminary, in Mon treal. has been sanctioned by the p 'pe to establish a Canadian theological college in Home. Parties in Newfoundland have di vided on religious issues, much troub le is expected today, when the elec tion occurs. Natural gas will, next week, be con veyed by pipes from wells Dear Shef field, Pa., to Jamestown, N. Y., a dis tance of thirty miles. At the laundrynen's national con vention in Boston, bitter speeches were made against washee-washee John Chinaman. Potatoe. are imported from Ger many into New York city and sold at five cents a pound. They are consid ered the best potatoes for salad. Canadian papers claim that the set tiers who came into the dominion last year, brought with them nearly $5, 000,000 worth of property. A great meeting was held held in New York on Oct. 29 to raise a fund for the mother of Charles Stewart Parnell, who is in needy circumstan ces. Albert Southworth fell dead at a' justice's office in Washington town ship, Erie county, Pa., from the ex citement of a sharp cros-eo::amina tion. The royal fair trade commission, appointed at the close of the last ses sion of the English parliament, is re garded as a farce and is going to pikces. -The new e$na,.er --of the enate res taurant, Mr. Page of _..ai:ne. announc es that the concern will be run here after without any cold tea. Some tranp I. r.: hed in and saved Maggie Halloway, aged thirteen, living near Chester, Pa., from being outraged by a ruffian named Wier, who was arrested. Thomas Atkinson of Chicago, em ployed as a brewer, has fallen heir to an estate in England valued at $250, 000 left him by an uncle who died thirty-one years ago. The archbishop of Canterbury has issued forms of prayers for the ap proaching election for members of the English house of commons, to be us ed in the churches. Senator John Sherman, Congress man McKinley and Gov.-elect Fora ker of Ohio will go to Virginia to help John S. Wise, the Republican candi date for governor of that state. Mr. Chamberlain, the Radical ora tor of England, says it is absolutely impossibly for him to accept afiftieth part of the invitationslto speak which reach him by mail. Mr. J. $. Work, who, according to Ferd. Ward, was the dumping ground of Ite Grant and Ward loot, says he inlakes it a rule never to talk to the new ,papers about the Ward matter." The French operations on the Mad `agac:.:r coast have minimized Ameri ca trade witth e Hovas very greatly Ut u1,4d to amount to 1,000,000 a year, i bet i: inconsiderate now. A harbor con'vention for the South APantic states will be held in Savan nah, Ga., Nov. 25. The object is to concentrate effort to get sufficient ap prop riations for harbor improvements. S11 iiam H. Bastian of Williams p,'rt, Pa., crazed by religious excite ment, tried to kill his wife and fellow workmen. It required the strength of four robust men to hold him and take him to jail. The recent fire at Fort Lewis was not so serious as was reported. The troops saved a large saw mill which can turn out 20.000 feet of lumber daily, with which to rebuild structures destroyed. Senator Voohres is preparing to strike congress sharply and heavily for an appropriation for the long and much-nceeded new building for the rapidly increasing and valuable con grcssional library. Montreal people are laughing at Dr. Aý_sL ul.ha__nfter .luallwin.r_ lmulug, has been found to have three perfect vaccinnation marks, the last rffected within a few months. The Arizona newspapers generally Eavor the removal of Gen. Crook from that department on the ground that the removal of the Apaches from the territory cannot be accomplished while Crook is in command. GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE. ADVERTISING RATES. - i25 I month. a. 6. I 7. Er j 15. 25. Smonths 7. - . 10. 15. 30. 55. Smonths 10. 15. 0. 55. 13. 1 year.. I it. ;1. 25. 50. 10. 210. l;u ies notics in reading matter, 25 cents per Ple. fulsiness notices 15 cents per line for first in serti'm,. atu:i ilt cents p~er line for each subsequent insert ion of same ma.;tter. Among the thefts of Ferdinand Ward was a package of $200,000 worth of first-class railroad mortgages which Gin. Giant had placed in the safe of Grant & Ward. Ward grabbed them and disposed of them. There is considerable excitement in Louisville, Ky., over the unfolding of a plot between the mayor of the city and the Louisville Southern Railway company, to give the road $1,000,000 subsidy of the city's money. Kentucky colored men have issued a protest against their treatment at the hands of the courts. Colored cit izens are rarely included on the jury lists and colored men are generally tried without a single colored jury man to hear the evidence. Antoine Ternette, sixty-six years old, entered a burning cottage in the suburbs of Detroit, to rescue relatives whom he supposed were inside. The old man was not missed until too late t, s:.ve him. His charred remains were fcund in the ruins of the cot Rabbi W. Cohen, of the Hebrew or thodox congregation of Bradford, Pa., swore out warrants recently for the arrest of several prominent citizens for malicious slander. The basis of the charge is that a butcher said that he had seen the rabbi on very famili ar terms with a woman who lives in the neighborhood. ----------- Settlers who acquired water rights under the old laws, or previous to the meeting of the last legislature, do not lose their rights at all by failure to comply with the law passed by the last legislature, as some persons seem to think. Section nine of the new law says: "Persons who have hereto fore acquired rights to the use of wa ter shall, within six months after the pubhcation of this act. file in the office of the recorder of the county in which the water right is situated, a declaration in writing, except notice be already given of record as required by this act, the same facts as required in the notice provided for record in section six of this act; such declara tion shall be verified as required in section six of this act, in cases of no tice of appropriation of water. Pro vided, that a failure to comply with the requirements of this section may in nowise work a forfeiture of such heretofore acquired rights, nor pre vaut any such claimant frommta.. lshing such rights in csuart