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T VOL. 2. NO. 35. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21,1885. PRICE 10 CENTS LIVINGSTON, WEIGHT & HENDRY, MONTANA. - Publishers. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 21, 1885. SUBSCRIPTION RATES—PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. One year..................................... jj® Six months................................... * ™ Three months................................ 1 ~9 Single copies........... ..................... f Mips Jennie A. Hend trson is authorized to re ceive and receipt for subscriptions to the W eekly Enterprise at Mammoth Hot Springs. ADVERTISING RATES. SPACE. One Inch .. Two Inch.. Three Inch. Fsur Inch . S uar. Col., alf Col... 8 i 50 3 , f) 75 7 50 10 50 15. 2 6 00 0 00 12 00! 16 50 24. 3 75 8 50 1 11 50 1« 00 22 50 .33. 50 10 50 15 00 1» 00 28 oo: 42. 1 6 00 13 50 Ht 00 24 00 36 00; 60. | » so; ta 00 35 ool 45 00! «» ooj 108. i! 15 oof 36 00, 56. oo 1 7Ö Of) 1 I0H oo| 180. TERRITORIAL OFFICERS. Governor-B. Platt Carpenter, Ilelena. -John S. Tooker, Helena. Martin Maginnis, Helena, mian, Helena, eston. Helena. Public Instruction— Corne Sec rotarv Delegate to Congre Audijor— J. P. Wo Treasurer—!). H. V Superintendent of llus Hedges. Helena. „ , Attorney-Genera!—J. A. Johnston, Helena. District Attorney—1st District—II. N. Blake, Vlrffinift City. District Attorney—2d District— W. Y . Pember * District Attorney—3d District—J. A. Johnston, Helena ___ Chief Justice—I) S. Wade, Ilelena. Associate Justice—W. J. Galbraith, Deer Lodge, John Coburn, Bozeman. U. S. District Attorney—J. M. DeWitt, Butte. U. S. Marshal—Alex. C. Botkin, Helena Surveyor-General—John S. Harris, Helena. Clerk 1st District Court— Theo. Muffly, Virg: L. irginia Davis, Deer Clerk City. Clerk 2d District Court—R. L Cleric 3d District Court-A. II. Beattie, Helena. Collector of Internal Revenue T. I. Fuller, n ÇoUector of Customs-T. A. Cummings, Ben ton. U. S. Aasaver -R. B. Harrison, Helena. gister or i tdkinson. il A __ GALLATIN COUNTY. Sheriff—A. J. Edsall, Bozeman. 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The republic of Panama is the scene of a civil war. Russia has ordered 2,000 Krupp cannon for Central Asia. Irish workmen are being discharged throughout England. The French claim to be gaining suc cess over the Chinese. The French and Chinese are still fight ing with varying success. A fire at Dickinson, Dakota, destroyed Dr. McDonald's drug store. Mardi Gras was celebrated with high carnival at New Orleans. W. W. Astor minister to Itfly will re sign at the end of the month. The Oregon legislature is deadlocked over the election of a senator. A Mormon colony is to be settled in Sonora the richest portion of Mexico. Unemployed workmen in London are causing uneasiness by their riotous con duct. F. A. Drexel, head of the famous bank ing house of Drexel, Morgan & Co., is dead. Germany has annexed the island of Sa moa despite English and American pro tests. Davis, Roper & Co. the oldest and larg est grocery firm in Petersburg, Va., have failed. There were 270 failures throughout the country last week, against 346 the week previous. St. Paul's Cathedral and the Bank of England, in London, are threatened with dynamite. The land office of the Black Hills dis trict has been removed from Deadwood to Rapid City. The Canadian voyagers who took Wol sely's expedition up the Nile are on their way home. The wife of James Russell Lowell min ister to England is so sick that her death is expected. Mrs. Dudley, who shot O'Donovan Ros sa, has been bound over for trial in the sum of $3,000. The business portion of the town of Bisbee, Arizona, was destroyed by fire. Loss $100,000. The worst snow storm ever seen in that section for years blockaded all southern railroads last week. The Tacoma Savings bank of Tacoma, W. T. loaned too much money and has failed with liabilities of $50,000. New York City has sued the federal government for $892,991, advanced to equip national troops during the war. E. B. Eddy, president of the First Na tional Bank of Fargo and one of the lead ing business men of Dakota, is dead. Wm. Stewart a wealthy citizen of Chic ago was fa! ally shot by a burglar whom he caught in his house. The burglar es caped. Interests in a group of tin mines situ ated near Bismarck's ranch in the Black Hills were lately sold to Scranton Pa., par ties for $8,000. Intense cold coupled with heavy winds and snow storms has prevailed in the east this week and caused the delay of rail road traffic into Chicago. Between Luling and Harwood, Texas, two men quietly robbed the passengers on one car of a train and then jumped off. They secured $300 in cash. One hundred democratic members of the house of representatives ask Clfeveland not to commit himself on the silver ques tion in his inaugural address. The National Farmers' Congress lately held in New Orleans wants congress to create a department of agriculture with its head a member of the cabinet. The Royal Soundan trading company is being formed at London and Alexandria on a basis and with powers similar to those held by the East India company. Cyrus W. Field will sue the London Truth and James Gordon Bennett for libel. The suit grows out of utterances regarding his transations in Wabash stock. The officials of Switzerland have been warned of a plot to blow up their Federal Palace with dynamite as a relatiation for certain restriction laws lately enacted. One hundred years ago on the 12th of February the first bale of cotton was ship ped from America. The centennial anni versary was fittingly celebrated at New Orleans. The St. Paul and Minneapolis newspaper men who have been importuning congress to order the fast mail not to wait in Chi cago for the morning papers of that city are left for the present. Sam Cardwell a director in the Murray Hill Bank, New York, was robbed on Third avenue, that city, of a tin box con taining $15,000 worth of bank stock certi ficates and $150 in cash. England will accept aid in the Egyptian war from her colonies. The government has decided that in the present condition of affairs in Great Britain too many troops cannot be spared from home. Australia will send a regiment of 700. Near Shelbyville, Ky., the bodies of Will Adams and Time Wilmouth his sweetheart were found dead both shot through the head. It is supposed that a lover's quarrell terminated in murder and suicide. In a court trial at Forsyth, Mo., T. C. Spelling and B. B. Price two opposing at torneys indulged in personalties to such an extent that Price shot and mortally wounded Spelling. Both men had been country editors. Several of the Chicago conspirators who printed the bogus ballots with which the ballot boxes were stuffed in the effort to count in Brand as a member of the legis lature have confessed that they were bri bed by Mackin and his friends. The residence of Jno. H. Stenger, presi dent of theWashington Colony at Whatcom, W. T., was blown to atoms on Hie 17th by dynamite; loss, $3,000. No lives lost The cause cannot be learned, but is sup posed to be the outcome of land trouble which has been brewing for the last two years. On Monday and Tuesday a furious snow storm prevailed through New York the New England states and Canada as well as farther west. It v, 7 as accompanied by heavy wind and railroads were blockaded m ever direction. Roads running into Chicago from the south and east were again snow bound. Butler Mahone, son of Senator Mahone of Virginia, while on his regular nightly drunk in a Washington hotel tried to shoot ''the---niggah waitah," firing three shots at him. The young man is now under bail of $1,000 for trial on the charge of assault with intent to kill. He is a clerk in one of the departments. King Milan of Servia has been advised by the physicians of Prince Alexander, heir apparent to the throne of Servia, that he is physically and mentally incapable and that the condition of Queen Natalie precludes the possibility of another heir. King Milan intends to procure a divorce from Queen Natalie and seek a new alli ance. August Friezel, German consul at New York, received a box which he suspected to contain something dangerous. He tur ned it over to the police, water was poured into it and it was then opened and found to contain machinery and explosives that would have caused death and destruction if it had been opened before being dam pened. Mary Cox living near Springfield, W. Va., was buried alive. The dogs howled terribly by her grave the night after she was buried and next morning hor grave was opened and a most horribly sight laid bare. The girl had torn the lining of her coffin in shreds, torn out her hair and rent her flesh in the horrors of death in her living grave. On the 13th inst a snow slide swept down upon the town of Alta in Utah where the Emma and Valleyo mines are located. Three-fourths of the town was crushed but fortunately the houses were mostly deserted for the winter. Twenty eight persons were buried by the avalanche of whom sixteen w r ere killed. The loss to property is in the vicinity of $50,000. Montana Indians. On Monday the United States senate considered the Indian appropriation bill. In the discussion Senator Vest read a let ter from the governor of Montana, saying that, notwithstanding the relief offered by the government, the condition of Indians in parts of Montana from exposure and starvation was pitiable in the extreme. Vest then pioceeded without any display of sentimentality to urge upon the senate the necessity of preventing the Indians from starving to death, of teaching them to work and support themselves, but un til the lesson was learned to feed them and treat them with as much .considera tion as is received from missionary socie ties of this country by the natives of Asia and Africa. Senator Dawes spoke in the same strain and as a result the emergency fund in the bill was increased from $25,000 to $50,000. This fund is to be used in cases of emergency, as when Indians are starving and the regu lar appropriation for their support has been exhausted. Blindness In Cattle. An editorial in the Stockgrowers' Jour nal treats at some length the lately discov ered fact that the loss of Montana cattle by falling over declivities or wandering in mire holes is the result of blindness. In vestigation has shown that this blindness is part of a constitutional disease, the first appearance of which is marked by lan guor, stiffness in the limbs, loss of appe tite, thirst and fever. The eyes become covered with a white scum, causing partial or total blindness in one or both eyes. The disease is believed to be contagious and also that it was brought into the ter ritory by pilgrim cattle. It was particu larly noticed last summer among several bands of states cattle. The disease is be lieved to account for so many cattle being found dead at the foot of cliffs and de clivities all over the ranges. 6 TERRITORIAL LEGISLATURE. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Regular Session. COUNCIL. THURSDAY, 12TH. Greene piesented a petition of tax-pay ers of Yellowstone county asking that fees of county officers be not reduced. The bill to tax telegraph wires was amended to fix a tax of 75 cents per mile for the first wire and 25 cents |>er mile for each additional wire of telegraph ; also, 50 cents per mile tax on the first telephone wire, and 25 cents per mile for each additional wire. Greene gave notice of a bill to en able the commissioners of Yellowstone county to issue bonds to build a court house. Bill to prevent hunting or shoot ing within the enclosures of others was referred to the committee oa otockgrow ing and grazing. The house Mil requiring county treasurers to report to county com missioners at the end of each quarter was passed. The house join.' resolution for the relief ot Con Murply was defeated, James Fergus making s strong speech in its favor. An attempt cn the day follow ing to obtain a reconsideration of the neg ative vote was also lost. The council bill defining grades of the crime of burglary was passed. FRIDAY, 13th. Greene presented t petition ef tax-pay ers of Yellowstone county praying that public printing be let to the lowest bidder. Citizens of Bozeman petitioned for the suppression of gambling. Notice was given of a bill to re-apportion members of the legislative assembly and providing for the audit of accounts of county offi cers. The bill to allow sheriffs 75 cents per day for the board of prisoners when the number is less than five and 60 cents per day for five or more was passed unan imously. In committee of the whole it was recommended that the amended house bill concerning representation on quartz lodes do pass. The bill as amended re quires that the labor and the amount done, and by whom and where, and for whom, shall be made of record by affidavit with the clerk and recorder within the year in which the work is done or improvements made, and such affidavit shall lie received m any court of justice as prima facia evi dence of the representation of such quartz lode. SATURDAY, 14tH. Petition of citizens of Gallatin county was presented asking the suppression of gambling. Notices were given of bills concerning the legal relations of husband and wife, to ratify the action of Clioteau county in building a court house ; concern ing penalties for crime. Bills were intro duced to prevent wife beating; to amend the city charter of Fort Benton; for the auditing of county commissioners' ac counts. The bill relating to the qualifi cation of voters was lost. MONDAY, 16tii. Notice was given of a bill to amend the city charter of Helena. Fergus intro duced a bill relating to penalties for crimes. House bill relating to representa tion ©n quartz lodes passed. Several house bills were received and referred. The council bill to amend chapter 4, titles 6 and 10, of the civil code was passed. The bill to amend sec. 428 first division, revised statutes, passed. Notice was giv en of the introduction of a bill to facili tate the service of process upon personal property and the transfer thereof in cer tain cases, also a bill requiring sellers of live stock to give bills of sale. Judiciary committee reported an amendment to the bill concerning penalties for crime. Com mittee on towns and counties reported without recommendation on the bill relat ing to municipal corporations. The bill to ratify the ccmrt house bonds of Clioteau county was introduced and referred. In committee of the whole the council killed the bill relating to municipal corporations and reported favorably upon the bill con cerning penalties for crimes. TUESDAY, 17TH. Committee on ways and means reported favorably on the telegraph taxation bill. Committee on towns and counties reported favorably on bill to ratify the Choteau court house bonds. Ccmmittee of the whole reported adversely on bill relating to municipal corporations and favorably on bill concerning penalties for crime. Bills were noticed to provide for the erec tion of an insane asylum ; to incorporate Miles City; to prevent cattle branding during certain seasons. Bills were intro duced concerning the relative rights of husband and wife; to enable Choteau county to provide for paying the balance of her court house debt; for the relief of Fisk brothers. In committee of the whole it was recommended that the bill to re imburse ex-probate judge Martin of Gal latin county for money borrowed by him to defray the expenses of surveying and platting the town of Domix (Big Timber) do pass; also recommended the passage of the bills to incorporate Fort Benton and to validate Choteau county court house •Kinds. WEDNESDAY, 18TH. Citizens of Beaverhead county petition ed for the suppression of gambling. The bill for the relief of J. P. Martin of Gal latin county was favorably reported upon. The bill for the suppression of gambling was sent from the committee with minor ity and majority reports and made a spe cial order for next afternoon. The bill to incorporate the town of Billings was re ferred. The bill to incorporate Fort Ben ton was passed. Citizens of Missoula county petitioned for the increase of the salary of the clerk of that county. Citi zens of Jefferson county petitioned for the suppression of gambling. Committee on towns and counties reported recommend ing that the bill to create Ravalli county do not pass. The bill was then referred to a select committee composed ol Mitch ell, Kennedy and Barrett. The house bill to provide for the Phillipsburg fire de partment was passed. THURSDAY, 19th. Petitions were presented from citizens of Butte, Phillipsburg, Missoula, Boze man, Boulder and Gallatin were presented asking the suppression of gambling. House bill relating to the education of the deaf and dumb was passed; also council bills to validate certain bonds of Custer county and for tne relief of ex-probate judge Martin of Gallatin connty. The afternoon was occupied with a discussion of the gambling bill in committee of the whole. At 2:15 p. m. the lobby was so crowded that it was impossible to find standing room. The floor of the council was filled by the members of both houses and the largest number of ladies ever be fore seen in a legislative hall in the terri tory were in attendance. The report of a minority of the committee suggesting amendments was rejected. Kennedy took the floor and made an able speech in favor of the bill and was roundly applauded. De Wolfe of Silver Bow 7 made an eloquent discourse against it. At the close of the discussion the committee of the whole recommended that the bill be committed to a special committee for amendment. HOUSE. THURSDAY, 12lH. Five hundred citizens of Lewis and Clarke and Choteau counties petitioned for the creation of Dearborn county. Nichols presented the petition of 259 residents of Gallatin county praying that the county of Bridger be not created. Notice was given by Page of a bill to prohibit the sate of liquors on Sunday. Bills were introduced as follows; concerning official duties; to levy an additional mill for territorial pur poses; to provide for the Phillipsburg fire department; to pay for marks and brands; t© incorporate the tow 7 n of Missoula; to create the county of Fergus. These were all referred to appropriate committees. House concurred in council amendments to house bills to prevent liogs from run ning at large and regulating the fees of witnesses and jurors at coroner's inquests. FRIDAY, 13th. In committee of the whole the house re committed to the judiciary committee the bill allowing husbands to give a clear title to real estate without signature of their wives when the latter are out of the terri tory ; recommended that the bill relating to chattel mortgages do pass; that the bill relating to judgments against county officers do not pass. In the afternoon the house concurred in the council bill relat ing to the hoard of prisiouers by sheriffs. In committee of whole the bill to cut off a portion of Gallatin county was laid upon the table, Nichols, Norton and Robinson, speaking in favor of the bill and opposed by Sloan, Speer, Forbis and Baldwin. It was recommended that the bill relating to answers in civil actions do pass; the bill to enable Custer county to fund its indebt edness was amended to allow theteommiss ioners to call in the bonds six years after issue. ' SATURDAY, 14tH. Fifty-nine business men of Lewis and Clarke county petitioned that no part of the county be included in the proposed new county of Dearborn. Committees re ported: that bill relating to duties of un dersheriffs do pass; providing a substitute for the house bill relating-to notanes pub lic ; that the bill to punish indecent expo sures of the person do pass; that the bill concerning witnesses be indefinitely post poned; that council bill 34 and 36 amend ing the civil code do pass; that house bill relating to water rights be amended. Com mittee on education reported a substitute for the bill relating to teaching physiology and hygiene in schools and recommended that bill relating to the sate of spiritous and malt liquors do not pass. Committee on military affairs reported an amendment to the kill relating to the organization of militia. Committee on stockgrowing re ported favorably on bill to pay for marks and brands. Committee on incorjiorations reported favorably on the bill amending the townsite law. A favorable report was made on the bill to provide for the Phil lipsburg fire department. Bills were no ticed as follows: to suppress hurdy houses; to annex the Crow reservation to Yellow stone county. Tingle introduced a reso lution that no bills be received after the 21st and that the legislature adjourn on the 28th. Besolution laid on the table. Bills were introduced to pay for stock kilted or damaged by railroad fires; relat ing to maps of Montana. Bills relating to the Phillipsburg fire department and to the duties of county treasurers were passed. MONDAY, 16th. Committee on education and ; labor re a ported favorably upon the bill for the protection of dairymen. Notice was given of a bill providing for the fencing of rail roads. Bills were introduced to suppress hurdy houses; concerning the Crow reser vation and its attachment to Yellowstone County. The house bill regulating assess ments of life insurance companies was pas sed. A council resolution providing for a joint committee to examine the books of the territorial auditor and treasurer was adopted. The council resolution to ad journ February 21st was kilted. In com mittee of the whole the house considered the bill to suppress prize fighting. It was amended to allow reporters of the Press to be present without punishment and re commended that it pass. TUESDAY, 17th. Committee on towns and counties re ported favorably on the Fergus county bill and without recommendation on the Val ley county bill. Notice was given of bills to protect fish: to amend sec. 595, article 10, division 5, revised statutes; relating to the organization of legislative assemblies. Bills were introduced relating to fencing railroads; to establish an insane asylum; to amend sec. 428, division 1, revised stat utes; to amend chapter 4, titles 6 and 10, revised statutes. In committee of the whole the bill to regulate the sate of liquors was kilted and the bill to organize a militia amended. WEDNESDAY, 18tH. Bill providing for a mliitia Jwas amend ed and passed to its third reading. The afternoon was spent in considering the bill to prevent contagious diseases among cat tle and no conclusion was arrived at. In the evening notice was given of bills to incorporate Dillon and concerning the jurisdiction of justices of the peace. The following bills passed their third reading: for the protection of household servants; relating to the compensation of officers conveying persons to eastern penitentiar ies; substitute for the bill relating to teaching physiology and hygiene in schools; to punish indecent exposure of the person; substitute for bill relating to notaries public ; to enable Custer county to fund its indebtedness. THURSDAY, 19TH. Nichols presented a remonstrance sign ed by nineteen taxpayers of eastern Gal latin county" against county division; also a similar remonstrance signed by 119 citizens of Timberline. The morning was principally occupied in discussion of the bill for the suppres sion of prize-fighting, and it was passed by a vote of 19 to 3. Council bill amending sec. 155, chapter 2, division 1, revised statutes, and council bill concern ing chattel mortgages, were passad. Indian Leases. The senate committee on Indian affairs which recently investigated the teasing of of lands by the Indians to cattle men will make a partial report in a few days. The committee will recomend sub- committees be appointed to visit the Indian Territory and Montana during the summer to inves tigate the policy of the Indians in leasing their lands. It will also report that offi cials in the Interior department except certain Indians agents and traders, have not been guilty of improper conduct in connection with the leases of Indian lands. Two agents Townsend and Pollack, it will say, interested themselves in the leases white government officials contrary to law. Accident at the Trestle. Missoula Times: A serious accident occurred at Marent trestle last Thursday. A rock fell from one of the newly built piers and went crashing through the tim bers in the trestle to the bottom of the gulch. White the trestle was being re paired, a plank on which four men were standing broke, and Ed. Irvine fell to the ground, striking on his breast across a piece of timber. He was reported seriously hurt, perhaps fatally, and was removed to the N. P. hospital here. Mr. McGovern, another of the laborers, grasped a rod above his head and was unhurt. The other two are not reported to have been seriously hurt. Singular Fatality. Billings 'Herald : From a tetter from Wyoming we learn of a singular and fatal accident that occurred at what is known as Hot Sulphur Springs, on the Stinking Water on the 27th of Janruary. It seems Thomas llefron left Comte du Dore 's ranch with the intention of going to the North Fork of the Stinking water, and nothing more was seen or heard of him until the morning of the 29th, when his pack horse was found close to the ranch of Comte du Dore, which ted to a fear that something had gone wrong, and a search being made his saddle horse was found tied to a large rock about 100 yards from the hot springs. On close examination his dead body was found in the hot water, where it had evi dently been lying from the morning of the 27th until the morning of the 29th. It is supposed that he bad gone in to bathe and was sufficated by the gas from the springs. The whereabouts of his relatives is un known and any person that can give any information that will lead to finding his former home will greatly oblige his friends in Wyoming by writing to M. C. Tracy, care Comte du dore, Corbett, Wyo ming. Railroad Notes. Frank B. Hessel, assistant ticket agent of the Northern Pacific at Butte died on Saturday. He leaves a wife aud one child. E. J. Westlake, late superintendent of dining cars on the Northern Pacific, will be succeeded by J. J. Strong, the assistant superintendent. The Canadian Pacific will be complet ed by November 1st of this year. So says James Muir, one of the tunnel con tractors now at work on that line. A young man named Paine, in the cash ier's office of the Northern Pacific, is short in his accounts $2,200 and a fugu tivo from justice. Detectives are on his track. The Wells & Fargo express company have arranged with the Mexican Bailway company for the extension of their express system to Vera Cruz, Puebl®, Jalapa and intermediate points. The Northern Pacific passenger business is increasing owing to the beginning of immigration to the northwest. The re markably low immigrant rates from Eu rope to the west insures a great migration this spring. A bill has passed the Oregon legislature which is almost a copy of Reagan's inter state commerce bill, applied to state re striction. It limits passenger rates to four cents per cents per mite and freight charg es to those in force January 1st, 1885. Crawford Livingston and O. C. Merriara have completed their purchase of the James River Valley road. Whether they proceed to finish the road or not depends upon the action of the Dakota legislature on the restriction railroad acts which are now pending. The NorthernfPacific railroad has issued additional forms of New Orleans tickets, reading via St. Paul, Minneapolis, Sioux City, St. Louis and Memphis to New Or leans and return. This form is a very de sirable one for parties desiring to visit points in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, on the route tw the World's Exposition. E. J. Westlake has resigned the position ef superintendent of the dining ear de partment of the Northern Pacific for the purpose of starting a restaurant on his own account in Chicago. Associated with him in the enterprise will be W. C. Hollister, recently connected with a stock brokerage firm in St. Paul. The Railway Age says : Of thirty-nine roads whose comparative earnings for the second week in Janruary are published, twenty-eight report an increase over the same period in 1884. Some of the heav iset increases are reported by important western roads which, during the Utter months of 1884, showed a large decrease compared with the previous year. A bill has passed the lower house of congress and will probably pass the senate granting the Union Pacific the right to build a direct line from Sioux City west to Granger on its main line. It is said that such a line will shorten the distance to San Francisco and Portland by 250 miles. It is understood that the road will be begun immediately upon the passage of the act, The Wyoming Governorship. Among the applicants for the governor ship of Wyoming territory, recently made vacant by the death of Governor Hale, are J. E. Warren, banker and merchant, of Cheyenne, and Mr. Taft, of Nebraska. It is understood that the president will compromise the matter by appointing Mr. Warren governor, and will make Mr. Taft marshall, the present incumbent of the latter office having been recommended for removal. A democratic convention was held at Cheyenne on Wednesday which passed resolutions asking the presi dent to appoint to the governorship M. E. Post, the territory's present delegate in congress. Obstreperous Crows. Agent Armstrong, of the Crow Indian agency, reported to the Indian bureau that Spotted Horse, Bear Wolf and Deaf Bull, three Crows, are turbulent and dan gerous Indians, and have assaulted him. The Secretary of the Interior therefore di rected that the Indians named bq arrested and imprisoned. The two first named Indians are prom inent chiefs of the tribe and were conspic uous in their opposition to the reservation tease and to Armstrong as having duped the tribe into signing it. Charles Dickens once received a check for £1,000 from Holloway, the pill man, which w as placed at the author's dispos al on condition that one line of compli mentary reference of Holloway's cures should appear in the book which Dick ens was then publishing in monthly numbers. Dickens sent the check back by the messenger, who brought it with out answer at all. Suspected Dynamiter. Rev. Father Kellehcr, formerly pa6tor of the Catholic congregation at Virginia City but now visiting in England, has ever since his arrival there been under police surveillance as a suspected dynamiter. Not only was he watched but those seen in his company were shadowed and tetters signed by or directed to him were opened before delivery. The English authorities are certainly looking after Irish-Americans with an impartiality and thoroughness that should suppress dynamite. But it doesn't.