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i u i h ûü! o n W nktpmt V OL. 6- NO. 34. LIVINGSTON. MONTANA. SATURDAY. JANUARY 19, 1889. PRICE 10 CENTS Livingston (üntfïprise. LIVINGSTON, GEO. H. WRIGHT. MONTANA. Publisher. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19,1889. .I IW'UU-TION BATES-PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. ........ $3 00 •a.* ............................. .. 1 50 Sii months................................ 1 00 in»'* months...............................* 10 in.'le copies.................... F RANK HENRY, A TTO I! n e v- atLa w Jan d Nota nr Public. Will practice in all Courts of the Territor). Office in rear of National Park »ank, Livingston. M.„ kelly ' — attorney at law. _COLLECTIONS ATTENDED TO Office next door to Babcock & Miles, M ain Street, Livingston, M. T. if r. WILLIAMS, lA * NOTARY PUBLIC, HOUR'S COAL MINE, 21-1 III* __ MONTANA. DK. K. 1>. ALTON. DR. W. U. CAMPBELL. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. Office iu corner Main and Park streets. in the National Park Bank building, W. T. COLLINS, M. D. »* »«AWK, M. D. COLLINS & SHAWK, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. ... Montana. Livingston, Office over «hoard's Gun Store, Park street. Calls promptly answered night and day ■ M. PARKS, GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT, Oftice in rear of Poetoftice Building, LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. M 1 jiss JULIA WETZSTEIN, Teacher of the Piano Forte System per Conservatory of Music, Stuttgart, Germany. öyBeginners and Advanced Scholars Taught.^ea A LLAN R. JOY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, notary public. COUNTY ATTORNEY. * Money to Loan. Insurance and Real Estate. Sole Agent for Riverside Town Lots, jN. P Railroad Lots and j\ : , p. Railroad Lands U. S. Land Office business a specialty. J^R. W. C. SEHLBREDE, DENTIST, nas permanently located in Livingston Eirst class operations performed, and satisfaction guaranteed. Office in Krieger build ing, Main St. L. A. LUCE. JOHN A LUCE. J^UCE & LUCE, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW. BOZEMAN, - - - MONTANA. py Will attend the Courts of Park County. OUN A. SAVAGE, JOHN H. 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Will sell cheap for cash. Address Box 90, Livingston. K OF P.—Meets every Friday evening in • Thompson's Hall. A cordial invitation is ex tended to visiting brothers. A. IV. MILES, C. C. E. H. TALCOTT, K. of R. and S. Yellowstone Lodce No. 10, Livingston, M. T. N' OTICE FOR PUBLICATION. — Land Office o.* at Bozeman, M. T., Dec. 11, 188S. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the judge of the Third judic ial district, or in his absence before the clerk of said district, at Livingston, Montant, on Mon day, January 21, 1889. viz. : Ebenezer Daily, who made H. E. No. 939, for the lots 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, of section 34, twp. 6, south of range 7, east. He names the following witnesses to prove his con tinuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz.: Barnet W. Allan,Benjamin Strickland and George A. Allan of Livingston, M. T.; John Rome of Fridley, M. T. GEO. W. MONROE, (1st pul), Dec. 15, 1888.) _ Register. N OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.—Land Office at Bozeman, Montana, Dec. 15, 1888. No tice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the judge of the third district court, or, in his absence, before the clerk of said court at Livingston, M. T., on Mon day, January 28,1889, viz: Enos W. Sawyer, who made homestead entry No. 1,001 for lot 8, section 5. township 2, south of range 10, east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Solomon R. Shrake, Robert C. Griffith, Adam Schien and Jtseph Turner, all of Livingston, Montana. GEO. W. MONROE, Register. (First publication Dec. 22,1888.)_ IN OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.—Land office at Bozeman, M. T., Dec. 24, 1888. Notice is herein- «'iven that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will h,. before Register ami Receiver at Boze man M. T., on Saturday, February llith, 1889, viz: ' Samuel Solljerg, who made II. E. No. 444, for the lot 3, and S *,4 of NW. Vi and SW. îi, of NE 'i, Sec. 4, Tp. 1, No., R, 16 East. He names the following witnesses to prove bis continuous residence upon, and cultivation of said land, viz : Frederick Barteilo. Alexander Ferte, John Halverson, all of Sweet Grass P. O., M T., and John B, Cook, of Melville P. O., M.T. GEO. W, MONROE, Register. [1st pub. Dec. 2 9, 1888.] _ TV OTICE TO CO-OWNER.—To Fred Johnson 131 and Ed. Stewart : You are hereby notified that I have expended $37 50 in labor and improve ments upon the Midnight quartz lode mining claim, situated in the New World Mining district, Park countv, Montana territory, as will appear by certificates filed in the office of the recorder of said district, in order to hold the said premises under the provisions of section 2324, revised stat utes of tlie United States, being the amount re quired to hold your fractional interests in the same for the year 1888. And if within niliety days after the notice by publication you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of euch expendi ture as co-owners, viz: Fred Johnson (for his one-eighth interest) $12.50: and Ed. Stewart (for his one-fourth interest in said claim) $25, togeth er with cost of odvertising, your interests in said claim will become the property of the subscriber under said section 2324. Dated at Livingston. Montana, Dec. 2»), 1888. ^ HENRY FRANK. N OTICE TO CO-OWNERS of the Silver Cliff Lode, Emigrant Mining District, Park Co., Montana.—To Kenneth Price or heirs, one fourth ; J. M. T. Partello, one-fourth; G N. Abell, one fourth: to their heirs or assigns, part owners in the above named ciaim : You are hereby notified that I, W. J. Hobbs, have in accordance with sec tion 2324 of the revised statutes of the United States, expended in laYior and Improvements upon the above named mining claim, for the year end in" Dec. 31. 1887, the sum of one hundred and five dollars ($105) upon said claim. You and each of you are hereby notified that unless you contribute vour proportion of such expenditures, together with intereet arid costal, within ninety days of the complete service of notice of publicatiop, all 1'pup ri'dit, title, interest and claim in ana to the abovè described quartz lode mining claim will become the prooerty of the undersigned, your co-owner, who lias made the required expenditures as re quired by law in such cases. w. Jas. Hobbs. [First pub. Oct. 20,1888.] OTICE OPACITY ELECTION.— Notice is hereby given that there will be a special election held in the city of Livingston, in the c ounty of Park, and territory of Montana, on Saturday, .January 20, A. D. 1881), Under the provisions of section 4, page b2 of the laws of the Fifteenth Extra Session, 1887, of the Montana Legislature for the purpose of electing the following officers, in and for Livingston aforesaid, viz. : One mayor one police magistrate, one city attorney, one city treasurer, six aldermen, being twp from each of the three wards into which the city aforesaid is divided, according to the map thereof, filed in the county clerk's office bv the petitioners for census. The polling places for the different wards, at said election, w ill be as follows : First ward, school house: second ward, Hosford's office;;third ward, sheriff's office. The polls at said election w ill be open at 2 o'clock p. m. and will close at 6 o'clock p! m. of said day. By order of the board of county commissioners of Park county, Montana terri tory. D. P. Van Horne, Clerk. I N THE PROBATE COURT of the County of Park, Territory of Montana. In the matter of the estate of John \V. lloweU deceased.—Order to show cause why order of sale of real estate should not be made.—Henry C. Howell, the ad ininietSator of the estate of John W. Howell de ceased, having filed his petition herein praying for an order of sale of all the real estate, of said decedent, for the purposes therein set forth. It is therefore ordered Dy the said court, that all persons interested in the estate of said deceased, appear before the said probate court on Monday, the 14th day of January 1889, at 10 o'clock In the forenoon of said day, at the court room of said probate court, at the town of Livingston in the county of Park, tp show cause why an order should not be granted to the said administrator to sell su much of the real estate of the said deceas ed as shall be necessary. And that a copy of this order be published at least four successive weeks in the Livingston Enterprise, a newspaper printed and published in said Park county from and including the 15th day of December, A. D. 1888. M. D. KELLY, Probate Jndge. Dated Dec. 8th, A. D. 1888. (First pub. Dec. 15 1888.) JN OTICE is hereby given that the board of _ county commissioners of Park county, Mon tana territory, at their regular December term, on the first day'thereof, viz., on December 8, A. D. 1888, held at the county clerk's office, said county, did then and there, according to law, canvass the votes cast for and against incorporating Living ston, said county, as a city of the second class, at a special election held in said Livingston on Tues day, November 20, 1888, and do nereby declare that at said election there were forty-six (46) votes cast "for incorporation" and forty (40) votes cast "against incorporation," there being a ma jority of six (6) votes in favor of incorporation. In view of which, and in accordance with the law in such case made and proyided, it is hereby or dered by the board that Livingston, in the county of Park and territory of Montana, as set forth in the petition for census and map thereto attached, filed in the county clerk's office Park county, be declared and is hereby declared to be incorpo rated as a city of the second class, as provided for in section 317, fifth division, page 678 of the com piled statutes of Montana. G. H. Carver, Attest: Chairman. D. P, Van Horne, Clerk. ALIAS SUMMONS. I N THE DISTRICT COURT of the Third Ju dicial District of the territory of Montana, in and for the county of Park. Cynthia F. Flesh man, plaintiff, against Valentine Fleshman, de fendant : Action brought in the District Court of the third judicial district of the territory of Montana, in and for the connty of Park, and the complaint filed in said county of Park, in the office of the clerk of said district court. The peo ple of the territory of Montana send greeting to Valentine Fleshman, the above named defendant. You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against yon by tne above named plaintiff in the district court of the Third Judical District of the territory of Montana, in and for said conn ty of Park, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days (exclusive of the day of service) after the service on you of this summons —if served within this county ; or if served ont of this county but in this district, then within twen ty davs; otherwise within forty days—or judg ment bv default will be taken against you, accord ing to the prayer of said complaint. The said ae tion ib brought to obtain a decree of this court to dissolve the" bonds of matrimony now existing between the plaintiff and defendant, upon the grounds of desertion of plaintiff by defendant, for more than one year immediately preceeding the commencement'of this action. And to give to plaintiff the care, custody and control of Albert Fleshman, Mary Fleshman, Jacob Fleshman, Effle A. Fleshman and Viola Fleshman, the minor children, the Issue of said marriage, and for general relief, as will more fully appear oy reference to the complaint on file herein. And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer the said complaint, as above required the said plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaint. Given under my hand and the seal of the dis trict court of the Third Judicial district of the territory of Montana, in and for said county of Park, this 26th day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty . THOMAS A. GARRET, * SEAL 1 Cl6rki 1 —> By Jakes A. Ba.let, Deputy Clerk. ; of to of of to oy of of NEWS OF THE WEEN. William O'Connor lias accepted Gau daur's challenge to row three miles for $1,000 a side at San Francisco about March 1st. The rumor is revived more positively than before that Chief Arthur of the engi neers will be forced to resign apd that A. It. Cayener of California will be chosen to succeed him inside of three months. Patsy Cardiff has telegraphed his ac ceptance of the proposition of the Califor nia Athletic club that he meet Jackson, the Australian, in San Francisco in April, the winner to receive $2,500 and the loser $500. Arrangements have been made at St. Joseph, Mo., for a world's conference on April 9th of the reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints. An attendance is expected, from all over the world, to the number of 800. A fight to a finish for the light weight championship of the northwest was fought in Chicago January 11th and was wit nessed by 150 persons. The combatants were Billy Wade and Tom Morgan. The latter knocked out Wade in the sixth round. A Port au Prince special says: The question of indemnity for the seizure of the Haytien Republic is settled. The amount agreed upon was $120,000. Of this $50,000 was paid to the owners of the steamer at once. The balance is to be paid in equal installments March 1st and June 1st. The fund for the relief of those suffer ing from the cyclone in Reading Pa., has now reached nearly $10,000. A number of contributions have been received from New York and Philadelphia, and even as far west as Montana. Money is needed to bury the dead and relieve the distress in the families of the one hundred persons injured. Information has been received in Butte to the effect that the Poorman mine has been compelled to suspend operations owing to the ice in the Cœur d'Alene lake, which prevents the passage ot the barges which transport the ores. Other mines ■in that district are also compelled to sus pend. It is thought the suspension will not last longer than thirty days. Thomas Axworthy, ex-city treasurer of Cleveland, Ohio, arrived in Toronto Sun day night and will take up his residence there. Mrs. Axworthy will join him. Axworthy says he deplores having to face the world anew after thirty years of hard and honest labor. The only dishonest act of his life, he says, was committed through force of circumstances over which he had no control. The St. James Gazette on the Sackville incident: "Lord Salisbury is undoubt edly right on the question et principle. Lord Sackville spoke when lie ought to have been silent and told the truth to the wrong person. This, however, does not excuse President Cleveland's treatment of Lord Sackville, but does afford a solid reason for placing the latter in a position where he will run less risk from the wiles of the deceiver." The interest in the Walsh county suf ferers in Dakota is revived by the receipt of a letter from Fargo from Rev. J. G. Omland, which leaves no ground for doubt that destitution of the most appall ing nature exists in the western part of Walsh county. Mr. Omland states the need west of Park river is so great that there is danger of starvation among most of the recently arrived Scandinavians; absolutely nothing is left upon which to subsist except frosted wheat. The Kennebec river is open for naviga tion from Augusta to the sea, the ice hav ing gone out last night. The condition of the river is unprecedented. The ice men are the greatest sufferers, not a pound of ice having been harvested up to this time. Ordinarily their houses are half filled. Their fields are now all open water. The lumbermen are also in a sorry situation. The snow is all gone and the streams are opening so that oper ations are seriously interfered with. Mrs. Jay Gould died at her residence on Fifth avenue, New York, at 8:50 o'clock Sunday evening. The entire fam ily waited about her bedside for the end to come. Dr. Baldwin said any attempt to prolong life would be not only useless but even almost cruel. There was noth ing to do but to watch and wait. Mrs. Gould was too feeble to converse and an swered the anxious questions of the loved ones about her with a simple "yes" or "no." Mrs. Gould was the daughter of Daniel S. Miller, a former wholesale gro cer of Brooklyn. Her mother is still liv ing in New York, but being feeble and over 80 years of age, was not notified of the death. Latest advices from Indian Territory are that the late decision of Secretary Vilas, giving the governorship of the Chickasaw nation to Wm. Byrd, is not favorably received. The adherents of Guy, who was elected on the face of the returns, and who is virtually deposed by the decision, largely outnumber the Byrd faction in many localities and are threat ening trouble. Both Guy and Byrd agreed to accept the arbitration of the interior department. Guy himself will keep faith, but it is doubtful whether he can prevent his partisans from breaking out in open violecce. The most influen tial of the Chickasaw citizens supported Guy, and the overthrow ot his government is a serious blow, so they claim, to the best interests of the nation. In fact, some of these men go so far as to say that mat ters are further from a settlement than At the National Convention of Wool Growers, which was m session last week, resolutions were adopted declaring that while congress maintained a general pol icy of protection, the wool growers and wool manufacturers in the United States have the right to demand that the duty on wool and on woolen and worsted goods shall be adjusted and maintained so as to secure to them the American market. They protest against the senate tariff bill, so far as it affects wool, and provides for a committee of seven members to formu is a or of of of he to for late such a schedule ot tariff duties on wool as may seem just and necessary and to present the same to the finance com mittee of the senate and urge its adoption. They further declare that the determina tion of a financial policy for this govern ment is so important to the wool growing and all other industries and business of the nation as to require immediate and definite legislation, and if this is not ac complished during the present congress an extra session of the Fifty-first congress is recommended. MONTANA NEWS. It is reported that there is considerable scarlet fever in Bozeman. A new warrant has been issued for Godas iu favor of Jefferis, sheriff of Lewis and Clarke county. Delegate-elect Carter has gone east to visit Washington and make a call on President-elect Harriseu. John Egan, section house keeper at Big Sandy, was stabbed last Thursday by A. B. Wilson, a cowboy. It is doubtful whether Mr. Egan will recover. Age: Anderson, one-third owner of the copper mine three miles north of Ru dersburg, reports that they have sold the mine to a California company; considera tion $67,000. President Cleveland has tendered J mige Vincent of New Mexico the chief justice ship of Montana, but it lias been refused. It was offered to Vincent as balm for political wounds inflicted some time ago. The connecting rods on a Montana Union engine broke loose one day last week and made a complete wreck of the cab. Fireman John A. Lacey was in stantly killed and Engineer Howe badly injured. It has transpired that the murderer Godas, who was sentenced to be hung at Fort Benton and reprieved a short time ago by Governor Leslie, is not Godas at all, but Charles Swanson of Dunville, Ont. The condemned man has the sympathy of the community in that section of "the country and has many friends in the east who will endeavor to obtain a commuta tion of the sentence to imprisonment for life. Articles of incorporation of the Boze man Artesian Well Company have been filed with the territorial secretary. The purposes for which the company is organ ized are selling, renting and dealing in all kinds of tools, machinery and imple ments to be used for boring wells for gas, oil and water. Capital stock, $10,000. Directors, J. Mendenhall, L. S. Wilson, J. M. Lindley, E. S. Owenhouse, N. P. Clark, T. 0. Burns, Louis Kruger, E. M. Gardner, G. W. Highsmith. The officers of the Montana Bar Asso ciation elected to serve for the ensuing year are: President, Jason W. Stevell, Miles City; vice presidents—1st judicial district, T. J. Galbraith, Dillon; 2d ju dicial district, T. C. Marshal, Missoula; 3d judicial district, O. F. Goddard, Bil lings; 4th judicial district, Thos. E. Brady of Great Falls; secretary, H. C. McTntyie, Helena; treasurer, F. Adkinson, Helena: executive committee, John F. Forbis, Butte; I. D. McCutchcon, Helena; H P. Rolfe, Great Falls; L. A. Luce, Bozeman. A dispatch to the Record from Boze man, dated the lltli, says: As Andrew Benz and a young cigarmaker in the city named Henke were returning to town late this afternoon from hunting rabbits on the Fort Ellis reservation, Henke stumbled and as lie did so discharged the contents of his gun into the body of Benz, who was in front of him. Benz was mortally wounded and died in a short time. Henke came to the city and surrendered himself to the authorities. Benz is a young ranchman and was married a few months ago to a young lady from Dakota. Reoord : Charles D. Parsons, a mining expert of Boston, is in Butte, having come from the Cœur d' Alenes, where he has examined the Poorman mine. There is little doubt that he represents a syndicate of Boston capitalists who have the pur chase of the mine in view, and the sale will depend on his report. Those who should know say his report will be very favorable. The sale, if made, will exceed a million dollars and will be one of the most important transactions of the kind that has been made for months. The Poorman is owned in Butte and Helena. Chronicle : The new plats of the Fort Ellis military reservation survey were re ceived at the United States land office on the 5th inst. Mr. Imes, the receiver, in forms us that no order has been made by the secretary of the interior and no ap praisement of the lands has been made, and the prospects are that the secretary of the interior will do nothing while the bills are pending in congress for the other disposition of the lands in the reservation. Hence the filing of the plats cuts but little figure until the secretary of the in terior or congress moves in the matter. A special from Washington says that the report of the surveyor general of Mon tana shows that surveys of 3,402 miles were made in the territory during the past fiscal year on contracts let as follows : C. W. Mead, $3,000; J. W. Wade, $600; G. Sheetz, $2,940; H. P. Davis, $1,000; J. M. Robertson, $4,000. G. K. Reeder was paid $6,800 for surveying allotments on the Crow reservation, and Ep. H. Har rison was paid $3,300 for re-establishing the boundary lines on the Crow reserva tion. The surveyor general says many of the surveyors have had to borrow money to meet their strained circumstances, and many of them have already waited eigh teen months for their money. Herald: The Chloride group of mines, a new discovery in the Kootenai district, Idaho, have been bonded for $250,000 by HHgh McQuaid, A. A. McDonald. Martin Maginnis, F. M. Chadbourn and James F. Wardner. Ten thousand dollars have been paid down and the balance is to be paid in October next. The mines are located in the mountains near the south east portion of Pend'Oreille lake and comprise ten or dozen different locations with placer claims, mill sites and water rights. The ore is antimonial silver, free milling, and on the surface shows assays from $17 to $600 per ton. It is a com paratively new discovery, but gives every evidence of being a veritable bonanza. The Helena men, who have bonded the group, will at once begin the work of development. The president has sent the following nominations to the senate as postmasters: Edward McSorley, Boulder Valley, Mont.; John Schreiner, Wickes, Mont.; Charles Taylor, Great Falls Mont. It is estimated by good authority that the mineral production of Montana for 1888 has reached the grand total of $40, 000,000. Of this, $13,000,000 is for copper, $^2,000,000 for silver, $4,000,000 for gold and $1,000,000 for lead. Colo rado is next on the list with an estimated product of $26,061,546,of which $3,105, 514 is gold, $17,025,628 is silver, $5,776, 552 is lead and $153,847 copper. Cali fornia's mineral output is placed at $20, 000 , 000 . A special to Helena from the Black foot agency says: A courier has readied here from Sweet Grass Hills with news of a four cornered duel to death thatoccured between a quartet of Gros Ventres and River Crow Indians. The trouble oc curred about sundown on the banks of Cottonwood creek, in the foothills, three of the reds being killed outright and the fourth so seriously slashed that lie after ward died- The affair has caused a great deal of bad feeling between the Indians, and further trouble is feared. Several of the Gros Ventres have gone to Picgan P. O. and purchased large quantities of am munition. Agent R. A. Allen has taken precautions to prevent any of the Black feet leaving this agency, and word will be sent to Agent Lincoln, at the Gros Ventre agency to adopt similar measures to prevent a conflict. Buckley Resigns. A special from Tacoma says: J. M. Buckley, assistant general manager of the Northern Pacific, has resigned his position to devote his whole time to private business. Vice President Pres cott says the resignation was not called for. There was no dissatisfaction with Buckley's management, but his private business had grown too large to allow time to attend to it and to the company's interests too. When Buckley left for California on account of ill health six weeks or two months ago a rumor was current that his resignation would fol low immediately on his return. Buck ley has been a railroad man since 1850, when he began as a grader, afterwards working as brakeman, conductor, fire man, engineer, roadmaster and superin tendent of the Oregon Railway & Nav igation till his present position. A History of Montana. Among the notables in New Y T ork, and much given to haunting galleries of paintings and museums of science, is a slender man. under the medium height, with dark, piercing eyes and iron-gray hair, who answers to the name of Henry McDonald of Montana. In the territory where he has lived since fifteen years of age he is known as Harry McDonald, and he has a mountain and a river named after him. For years he lived a fur trader among the Indians, and when Montana became a border and wars followed he became noted as an Indian fighter. Ilis success in this line was owing to his knowledge of the ways of the red men ami their mode of warfare. Harry McDonald is now the owner of one of the largest sheep ranches in Montana, and besides accumulating a fortune has been a hard student of books, having at his ranch one of the best selected libraries in the west. He is a very quiet, reserved man, but has that in his bearing and eye that creates observation and commands re spect. His business in New York is to superintend the printing of a boox on the history and resources of Montana, which Belford, Clarke & Co. have in print.— N. Y. World. A Railroad for Anaconda. A special to the Record from Butte, dated January 14th, says: Marcus Daly, superintendent of the Anaconda mine, has just returned from the east, and his first step has been to order the survey of a railroad which the Anaconda com pany intends to build from its mine in Butte to its smelter in Anaconda. The distance is 27 miles and the railroad will cost, according to a conservative esti mate, something over $900,000. Not withstanding the cost of the road, the direct saving in freight will pay the operating expenses of the road and good interest on the money invested. The saving that is obviated by the necessity of occasional shutdowns will be enor mous. This action on the part of the Anaconda company is generally taken to mean that Mr. Ilaggin has signed some contract with the great French copper syndicate which will insure the continuous operation of the Anaconda company for a period of years—some think two years, but more think that five years have been agreed upon. The plant of the company at Anaconda is being added to all the time and the Mon tana Union is already taxed to its ut most to furnish supplies. It has to de liver every day 20Ö cars of ore and fuel. As a matter of fact the smelter has been on the verge of shutting down three times this winter, and large forces of shovelers have been put into the bins at the smelter to shovel ore into the crushers and keep the machinery going It is also generally believed that the Anaconda people are working in har mony with the building of the Rocky Fork road. When this road has been completed it will become necessary to construct a cut-off line from Three Forks to Boulder, when connection can of be made with the Helena, Boulder A"al ley & Butte railway into this city This will give the Anaconda direct con nection with the Rocky Fork coal fields, and with three lines on which to get coal it is scarcely likely that the Ana conda will ever be compelled to shut down again for lack of supplies. THE MONTANA LEGISLATURE, Monday. COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. Every member of the council an swered to the roll call in the morning. Secretary W. B. Webb called the coun cil to order at noon. Chief Justice Mc Connell administered the oath. The following otlicers were then elected: President— Dr. C. K. Cole, Helena. Chief Clerk—John R. Clergy, Deer Lodge. Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk— Frederick Gilbert, Missoula. Sergeant-at-Arms—Ca"pt. L. F. Wy man, Butte. Chaplain—Rev. F. T. Webb, Helena. Watchman—Geo. W. Scott. Page—Eugene S. Dickerson, Helena. A committee was appointed to confer with the house committee and wait upon the governor. This committee reported that Governor Leslie would deliver his message the next day (Tues day) at 11 o'clock. The council then adjourned. HOUSE. Auditor Sullivan called the members of this body to ortler at noon. Owing to there being only four members pres ent an adjournment was taken until 2 p. m. At this hour all answered to their names except F. S. Whitney of Yellowstone, who was absent on ac count of sicliness. After the tempo rary organization was effected the fol lowing permanent officers were elected: Speaker—Hon. Lee Mantle. Chief Clerk— Benjamin Webster of Choteau county. Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk—II. D. Arkwright, Billings. Sergeant-at-Arms—O. Lund, Helena. Watchman—Capt. Davis, Missoula. Page—DeFoe Merriam, Jefferson. Chaplain—Rev. B. Allen, Helena. Other business of minor importance as then transacted and the house ad journed until 11 a. m. Tuesday. a is the to can Tuesday. Almost all of this day's session was taken up by a joint session of the legis lative assembly, President Cole presid ing. t The session was for the purpose of receiving the governor's message, which is presented in our supplement this week. The message was attent ively listened to and was received with applause. On the adjournment of the joint con vention the council resumed its session in its own chamber. Messrs. Kennedy, Collins and Hatch were appointed a committee to allot the subjects em braced in the governor's message to the appropriate committees. The council then adjourned. house. On the close of the reading of the governor's message the house adjourned until 2:30 p. m. On being called to or der in the afternoon a resolution was passed, under a suspension of the rules, authorizing the appointment of five ex tra clerks at a salary of $5 per diem. These clerks are to be elected by the members and not appointed by chair men of committees, as is usual. The house then adjourned until II a. m. Wednesday. Wednesday, COUNCIL. The legislature on this day about completed its organization. The coun cil passed a resolution extending thanks to Delegate Toole for his efforts in the direction of statehood for Montana. A joint resolution was introduced memorializing congress to throw open the Fort Ellis reservation, consisting of 30,000 acres, for the purpose of estab lishing an agricultural college and a mechanical school. It passed after con siderable discussion. Kennedy gave notice that he would introduce a bill to provide for printing and and distributing ballots at public expense and to regulate voting at terri torial, county and other elections. The proposed bill is to embrace the main features of what is known as the Aus tralian system of voting. Thompson of Deer Lodge gave notice that he would introduce a bill provid ing that counties should be divided into three commissioner districts; also a joint memorial to congress protesting against the admission of Utah as a state. Collins gave notice that he would in troduce a bill creating the office of pub lic examiner and defining the duties thereof. Thompson of Silver Bow gave notice that he would introduce a bill creating a territorial board for the inspection of steam boilers and for the examinining and licensing of stationary engineers. The council passed the house resolu tion providing for five extra clerks, with the amendment that the clerks be appointed by the presiding officer. The council then adjourned. HOUSE. The day was occupied in the house by receiving reports of committees and disposing of matters of organization. It was decided to consider the gover nor's message on Thursday. They then adjourned without further action.