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> TM* FIRST ESTABLISHED Œbe /Ifoabtsontan. Übe /DaMsonian IS THE LEADING PAPER OF SOUTHERN MONTANA. VOL. 22. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, MARCH IG, 1895. NO. 21, LEGISLATIVE WORK WHAT THE FOURTH AS SEMBLY ACCOMPLISHED. Madison Comity Will in Fntiire IVnve Three Bepresenlatives Inü'eail of Two—Important mrusiiiresi Passcil A Brief Outline oi the Neanlon's Work. Helena , March 12.— [Special Corre spondence]—Now that the Fourth leg islative assembly has adjourned a re sume of its doings will be interesting. One thing it has done which is of par ticular interest to the readers of the madisonian and that is the reappor tionment of the representatives on a basis of one representative for every 808 votes cast at the last election. This will give Madison county three repre sentatives in future assemblies instead of two as formerly. Another thing it did not do—and for which Madison county is duly grateful—and that is. it did not pass the obnoxious measure in troduced by Representative W. W. Al derson of Gallatin county to annex a portion of Madison county to Gallatin. The most important of the work just concluded by our law makers was the adoption of the codes, about which so much has been said and written. The wisdom of the passage of those code laws remains to be seen. Those who claim to know assert that the move was a foolish one which will work much hardship on the people. They were adopted so late in the session that amendment in part only, and in great haste, was possible. The first bill that ran the gauntlet in both branches successfully was the one creating the eleventh judicial dis trict. On the ground that there were too many candidates in the district Gov. Rickards went outside of the., dis trict and appointed George Pomeroy of Great Falls judge. The senate sat down on Pomeroy hard, on the ground of incompetence. The governor bridles his wrath and bided his time and the day after the adjournment of the legislature re-appointed his candi date. Probably the most important meas ure passed was that to punish corrupt practices at elections and to provide for the publication of election expenses. It was amended in its passage, some having the idea that it could not be made too strong, while others wanted just that very thing, so as to make it inoperative. However, it got through, and while not perfect in many respect, it is good enough to stop some of the practices which brought about its pas sage. The corrupt practice act is en tirely new legislation. In addition to it several changes were made in the ballot law. One of these allows the lists of party candidates to be grouped in separate columns. It will simplify voting where one wishes to take his ticket strait, and it will hasten the counting. Another change in the law forbids judges marking ballots for ▼oters except the blind and disabled. Gov. Rickards thought thiB was prac tically requiring an educational qual ification, and vetoed the bill. The house and the senate passed it over his veto, and it is a law. There was an other bill which to be effective must be voted on by the people. It is for a constitutional amendment requiring that a man must be a citizen of the United States for at least 90 days be fore he can vote. It will effect a great saving in the treasuries of county cam paign committees, as these bodies will hardly be in existance than long be fore election, and cannot, therefore, be appealed to by those who object to pay ing for their final papers. The last of the laws on the subject of election is that to regulate primaries. It places primary meetings under the protection of the law and is designed to prevent the packing of these useful institution' in the interest of particular candidates of factions. Among other measures adopted was an entirely new law on the statute books to regulate the practice of med icine; passed a bill to regulate the practice of dentistry a thing all the dentist« have been fighting for, and gave the druggists their bill to regu late the practice of pharmacy. It also passed a bill to regulate the liabilities of hotel keepers, to provide for the in spection of hotels, and to require them to have tire escapes: to give hotel keep ers a lien on the personal effects of guests and to punish hotel swindlers. Then it singled out the barbers as the men most in need of rest one day in the week, and passed a bill to require barber shops to remain closed on Sun day. It also passed* a bill for the con trol of building associations. One of the things it sought to regulate which will bear regulation was the sale and storage of high explosives. Another bill in the same line is that requiring a uniform code of mine signals. Among the new offices created was that of state examiner at a salary of $3,000 a year and expenses; a register of the state land office was created with a salary of $2,000; and a deputy commissioner of insurance, the state auditor, who is also the commissioner, names his own deputy, who is to get $1,800 a year. The anti-gambling bill will go into effect July 1. Provision was made by the legisla ture for raising money to put up build ings for the various state educational institutions. Some of the institutions will issue bonds, and some of them war rants. The legislature also took steps looking to securing a state capitol. It made provision for a commission to se lect a site and another commission to look after the erection of the building. Neither object takes a cent out of the 1 state treasury, the site and the build ing being paid out of the proceeds of the sale of lands given by the govern ment for that purpose. It also provid ed for a commission to select a site for a soldiers' homo. In somewhat the same line the legislature passed a bill to enable the state to take advantage of the Carey grant of 1,000,000 acres. In addition to the above the legisla ture made many laws of more or less importance, but mostly amendatory of the codes. One good law was that making the Bitter Root the state floral emblem. It is one of the shortest bills of the session, containing 18 in its vital sections. Another bill provides for a free public employment office in con nection with the bureau of agriculture. Among other subjects on which there was legislation were the following: Providing safeguards in coal mines; fixing the prices to be paid by counties for printing; providing for the incor poration of co-operative associations; fixing fees to be charged by the secre tary of state; the supreme court delu sions bill; abolishing the office of min eral land commissioner: defining the eligibility of mayors and aldermen; to prevent the alteration of marks and brands: to prevent false entries at horse races; providing for circulating libraries for the state; to prevent for est and prairie fires; regulating the admission of attorneys to practice; for the suppression of the Canada Scotch Bull and Russian thistle; to encourage beet culture and sugar manufacture; reducing the minimum penalty for rob bery from five years to one, and the maximum from life to 20 years; doing away with jury trials in certain cases; to prevent swine running at large; to protect unions in the use of their la bels; prohibiting the sale of cigaretts to minors; making arbor day the second Tuesday in May; for the appointment of a board of game and fish commission, and allowing appointment of wardens in counties; defining the right of em inent domain; allowing counties to purchase toll roads and toll bridges; re quiring the display of American flags over school houses: to enable school trustees to refund maturing indebted ness; allowing cities to contract addi tional indebtedness to secure water works, and a new national guard law. It would take volumes to particular ize, but this brief outline will give Madisonian readers an idea of some of the new laws. SEED! SEED! Grass seed, Alfalfa, Red Clover White Clover, and Timothy. Seed for sale by B m. BCrORD * c*. ROYAL Baking Powder. Highest of mil im leavening strength.—us. GLITTER OF GOLD PONY, RICHMOND FLAT AND NORWEGIAN MINES. An F .xlt:tnNlive Write-up of Nome oT M adtMon'H M inen and Proq |tert* by "nr Vexatile P«»n.v for respondent— Koine Splendid Properties Pony , March ft.—[Special Corre spondence.]—Since silver—for the time being—has been sent to the "bow wows" through the manipulations of the bond-blooded gold-buggers of Wall and Lombard streets, one can daily see the indefatigable prospectors at work in the old gold camps of Richmond Flats, Sterling, Norwegian and Pony, prospecting the old mines that were struck years ago, and also striking new ones. The wonderfully successful de velopment of the Revenue, Monitor and Galena mines—the later two par tietlarly, having lain idle for years— has stimulated the development of oth ers, and a number of them with the most encouraging results. Your corre | spondent has succeeded in gleaning a few items from the Sterling and Nor wegian mines, to-wit: The Galena and Midas No. 1, owned by P. V. Jackson, of Sterling, are leased by Stewart & Co. They are working the Galena from a 100 foot in cline, from the bottom of which a level is being run in a body of high-grade ore. Near the surface the quartz was free-milling, and G. F. Cope, who mill ed it in the early days, stated that it went $150 per - ton. That produced at present is smelting ore. The charaet of the ore is sulphurit of iron and cop per, carrying 6 ounces of gold and 10 ounces of silver. A shipment will be made immediately to Butte, Will Reel doing the hauling to Norris. This property is patented, and included in the 40 acres are, at least, six distinct veins, all, so far as opened, having the same character of ore, rich in gold, silver and copper. A commodious boarding-house and substantial hoist are recently added improvements, while the solid timbering and appliances tliryughout the mine for handling ma terial speedily and cheeply, betoken a a practical miner at the helm. If this I property continues to improve, as it is j now doing, the Revenue and Monitor, I its near neighbors, will soon have to look to their laurels. At the head of French, a small gulch putting into Norwegian, Chas. Finch, at a depth of 25 feet on the old "Dolly Varden" mine, has struch an exceed ingly rich chute of ore. In the 'early days' three jolly miners struck it big in the gulch below the "Dolly"—fine gold, coarse gold and nuggets plenty. They worked a few days and then took their plethoric purses to the then ex tremely live town of Virginia City. "Come easy go easy" was fully exem plified in their cases, for they had suc cumbed to the gaiety of the place, and when they returned home said purses were as flat as the Knippenburg flag bill after it had been sat down upon. And, alas! they were never filled again in French Gulch—much to the surprise and disappointment of their owners—for the balance of the gold was all up in the "Dolly Varden," which lode had not then been found. The "B. F. R." lode, up in the foot hills on Norwegian, is owned by . Al Dimnock. At a depth of 60 feet the crevice is feet in width, six inches of it, he says, goes $80 per ton in gold and 60 per cent, copper. A streak, on the foot-wall, from 3 to 18 inches wide, runs $800 per ton in gold and 3i ounces in silver. The balance of the crevice is low-grade. He will soon make a shipment of his high-grade ore. At the head of little Canadian, Louis Goornier is down 25 feet on a mine of his own which carries $125 ore. He and Alex Norris own another vein near the Mound, between Norwegian and Sterling, that they are working, and which, at a depth of 35 feet is four feet wide. Samples $25 per ton and is improving as depth is attained. Near them John Fletcher and Snyder have a mine which is developed to a consid erable extent and assays $133 per ton. The "Black Chief" has a 95 foot Bha ft, a 10 crevice and mills $8.50 per ton. Rufua Barter is the owner and will commence taking out ore soon. The old "Rising Sun" is now owned by Wm. Fisher and Jacob Honsel, and has a shaft 185 feet in depth. Years ago a goodly amount of ore from it yielded $30 per ton in the Hyde mill at Sterling. The ore left on the dump samples $16 per ton. The mine is now filled with water and pumping ma chinery will be needed to work it suc cessfully. Butte parties have a bond on it 'till May 1st. Chas. Derr commenced an open cut for bed-rock, last summer, up in the hills on Norwegian Gulch. He has at tained a depth of 30 feet with very en couraging prospects, and in the spring will continue the good work. The above are all gold propositions —with the exception of the silver and copper mentioned—and still more are being opened up in the same district by such energetic prospectors as Mes srs. Wallace, Perrine, Doney, Barnes, Sparreil, Steward and others, in re gard to which the details were not learned. K. Johnson will soon have his mill running, at Sterling, crushing ore at $3 per ton, and it will, doubtless, be kept very busy. It is rumored that Mr. Johnson and others from Tacoma have taken up the bond on Reel <fc Norris' "Convoy" and also on Bowker & Moore Bro's. mine. A few nights ago Mrs McDonnell gave a party to some of her friends, at her residence in Pony. The rooms were tastefully decorated with flowers: whist and other card games were in dulged in; ice-cream, cakes, etc., were served in abundance, anil, thanks to the tact and hospitality oj the hostess all enjoyed themselves highly. On the 23ult., Mrs. Eli Adkins went to Helena to join her little daughter, Edna, and her parents, Hon. N. J. Tssdell and wife, and will remain with them until the session closes. She was accompanied jy Miss Ethel Crisman. Besides her other school, Miss Wood ward teaches a Sunday school at P. V. Jacksons, at Sterling. Her pupils are progressing finely in their studies. Miss Janet Davis left here on the 25th ult. for your city, where she has accepted a position in the school. After Judge Showers told James Boyd and Charles Dorr that old Madi son was too law-abiding at present to need their services as jurors, they started home without even taking time to paint the town red, and arrived here safely. George Barker recently returned from an extended visit among his rel atives in 111. .J. J. Boyer stopped at P. V. .lack sons on his way home to Willow creek from Virginia City and had a pleasant visit with the interesting family, which, in connection with that splend id turkey dinner he partook of with a number of their friends, was certainly an oasis on the dreary trip. Horatio Hanson, having received a message that his aged mother was ly ing seriously ill at her home in White water, Mich., hastily left for that place on Thursday, last. W. McKaskle is again around, hav ing recovered from the injuries he re ceived from a fall on the ice a few days ago. Chas. Morris during his leisure mo ments in the assay office manufactures some unique and tasty scarf-pins from Montana silver. That they are much admired is shown by the fact that a number of the boys' best girls wear them on state occasions, Marshall & Mack, who put up hay on shares for T. B. Hunt last summer, are now with the latter baling hay for the Butte market. B. S tate ok O hio, city ok Tolkdo. ) ( sa. Lucas C ounty. ) Frank J. Cheney makes oatli tliat he is the senior partner ot the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co.. doing business in the City oi Toledo, county aud state aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum ot $100 lor each and every case of catarrh that cannot be cured by the use o! Hall's Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY, gworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this ütli day ot December, A. D. 18S8. ITKILI A. W. GLEASON. I . Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts dlrecily on the blood and mucus surfaces of tbe system. Send lor testimonials iree. F. J. CHENEY, Toledo, O. Sold by all druggists, "5c. FROM LEITERVILLE A NEWSY LETTER FROM A BUSY CAMP. A. Bail to lie Uiven For Et'e mnula' Hent-flt—Ed Golm'* Ride—Work Be grün on tbe Telephone I.iue—Per sonal and General. Leiterville , Mont., March 12.— [Special Correspondence]—Efe Mathis, whose eyes were injured a few months ago by an explosion of giant power in the Leiter mine, is in bad shape. His eyes do'not seem to improve and lie is ! clinging to the forlorn hope that east* ern oculists may do him some good* j Such a trip, however, might have the • desired effect, and his Leiterville j friends, especially T. Benton Leiter, j are determined that he shall make it i and are endeavoring to raise a fund for ' this most laudable purpose. They con | template giving a grand ball soon to ' which al! the people of Madison couii ; ty will be invited, and Mr. Leiter pro* poses to give free transportation from Sheridan to the mine to all who will attend, the proceeds of the ball to go to the Mathis relief fund. The people of Leiterville do nothing by halves and if the plan is carried into execution, splendid results may be expected. Miss Belle Utley, who has been "teaching the young ideas of Leiter ville" lias returned to her home in Twin Bridges. Ed (John on a recent visit here un-*" derwent an experience which came near resulting disastrously. Kd was up at the mine, and as he was "too strong" to walk down the hill, conclude ed to coast, and coast he did in a bis* cuit baking pan. The slide is about two miles and a minute and a half long, and before he got to the bottom the friction on the pan made him think he was seated ou a red hot stove* He has since been eating his meals from the mantle piece. Work is being pushed on the tele phone line from this place to Sheridan. O. S. Brooks has the contract for erect ing the poles. Mr. Leiter states that the ent ire cost of the line will not ex ceed $350 and he is of the opinion that the proposed line from Virginia City to Sheridan would not cost $1,000. The instruments were purchased of the Montana Electric company of Butte. The wiring will be done by the com pany. The Sheridan office will be in the establishment of Henry Filing Sc Go. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rew, who have been visiting here, have returned t*> their home in Twin Bridges. Mrs. Thomas II. Teal has returned to Dillon after a week's sojourn here. The number of miners of this camp who are subscribers to tho MadisON ian caused J. L. Waller to remark that the Madisonian could claim "the largest underground circulation in the world." The electric light plant is at Dillon and will probably be in operation with in the next ten days. CENTENIAL VALLEY Over tbe Banc« In a Bsll'sHMe-Froi* Oer Feet. M aodai. EN , March 5.—[Special Cor respondence]—Ed. Sawtell made a very comfortable toboggan out of a bull's hide and brought his wife and two children over the range from Lake, Idaho, to this valley to visit Mrs. H. Wetmore and others, last week. We have had delightful weather for the past ten days. For two days it thawed like spring time. Levi Shambou has returned from Virginia City, where he went last week bn business. Miss Osee Nye, a young lady about 15 years old, frozo her feet very badly whilo returning from Monida with her uncle, James Nye, a few days ago. W. N. Culver has sold out his inter est in his busines at Monida to S. B. Burnside, his partner, and has return to his ranch. He says he has had enough of town life and prefers ranch ing. Bob Boatman says the people at Mo* nida are tho sleepiest heads he has ever met in all his travels. GRANGER.