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MM. 19 1.7) :1 Vol. IX. r 9 (7r THE RIVER PRESS. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, February 27, 1889. No. 18. PASSED. Statehood Assured ---The Ad- mission Bill Signed by President Cleveland on the 22d. MONTANA ALL RIGHT. Provisions of the Bill -Montana - 10 Be in Justice Field's Circuit -- Washington to Retain its Name. Own sion this evening, and Platt and Springer are preparing a report to accompany the return of the bill to the house to-morrom. The hill. as agreed to by the conferees, rues the names of the two Dakotas as North Dakota and South Dakota. The people of South Dakota are to vote upon adopting the Sioux Falls constitution ' May 14, and the location of the capital war be settled by that election. On the same date the residents of North Dakota, Washington and Montana may vote at an election for delegates to constitutional conventions and for a full list of state offi- cers. On the first Tuesday in October the people may vote upon the constitution proposed by the convention, and if adopt- ed after the president's proclamation to that effect the governors of each may or- der an election of members of the legisla- ture and a representatives in congress. The legislature may meet and elect two senators each, in time to take seats at the !oeginning of the first regular session of the fifty-first congress in December next, at which time the representatives shall also be admitted to seats. These prods - ;one apply also to senators and represen tatives from South Dakota. HELENA, February 21. -The admission has passed both houses of congress, and now only awaits the president's signa- ture to become a law. The bill provides for the admission of North Dakoto, South Dakoto, Montana and Washington. Da- kota is to be divided on the line of the lnth standard Parallel. The delegateese- lected to the constitutional convention north of this parallel shall assemble at Bismarck, and those selected south of the Vith parallel at Sioux Falls. The delegates to the convention in each of the proposed new states shall be select- ed Tuesday after the first Monday in next May, and shall meet July 4th and declare that they shall adopt the constitution of the United States. They are authorized thereupon to form constitutions and state governments. It is provided that at the election for delegates to the convention in South Dakota the electors shall vote for or against the Sioux Falls constitution. If a majority of the votes shall be for the constitution, the convention shall re- submit to the people of South Dakota for ratification or rejection the constitution framed at Sioux Falls and also articles and propositions. separately submitted, including the question of the temporary seat of goveOnment. with such changes Inly as relate to the name and boundary of the proposed state, to the re -apportion- ment of judicial and legislative districts, and each amendments as may be neces- ary to comPly with the provisions of this act; and if a majority of votes cast on the ratification or rejection of the consti- tution shall be for the constitution irre- spective of the articles separately sub- mitted, the state of South Dakota shall be admitted into the union under the oonstitution as heretofore provided, but the archives, records and books of the territory of Dakota shall remain at Bis- marck, the capital of North Dakota, until an agreement in reference thereto is reached by said states. But if at the LITTLE ROCK, Ark., election for delegates to the constitution - Watkins was arrested at Pine Bluff, Ark., al convention in South Dakota a majority to-day upon the charge of interfering with shall be against the Sioux Falls constitu- election officers at Plummerville in Con- tion, it shall be the duty of the conven- • i way county at the November election. tion to form a constitution as if that ques- ! This is the precinct at which the ballot tion had not been submitted to the p00- box was stolen by masked men and the tile. ! cause leading to the assassination of John It is made the duty of the president to ! M. Clayton. No arrest has yet been made admit the four new states by proelama- ! of the parties directly implicated in the tion if the constitutions formed are rati ! assassination of Clayton, but it is be - al at an election to be held the first lieved the propecution conducted by the oesday in October. Each ;of the new federal court of the men implicated in in- states shall be entitled to one representa- terfering with the regular electior. officers tive in congress, except South Dakota will result in bringing out all the facts of which shall be entitled to two representa- tives. The two Dakotas are to be added to Justice Miller's circuit, the Sth, Wash- ington and Montana to Justice Fields', the 9th. Last night the name of Washington was changed on the bill to Takorna, but it was then stricken out. Wssnise - rox, February 22. -The presi- dent has approved the bill to admit as states of the union! Washington, Monte - na, North and South Dakota. There was great satisfaction on both sides of the house to-day when it became generally known the president had signed the terri- torial bill. Shortly after the house met a special messenger from the White House brought the following autograph letter to the chairman of the committee on territo- ries: \Hon. W. M. Springer, My Dear Sir: - I signed the bill for the admission of new states at 11 o'clock this morning. Yours very truly, Grover Cleveland.\ Mott tan inns Celebrate. NEW YORK, February 21.-A small jubi- lee celebration was held at the - Fifth Ave - hoe hotel by several prominent citizens of Montana over the adoption of the confer- ence report of the house and senate to ad- mit the four territories into the union. Ex -Governor Hauser and Ben C.',Kings- bury were the principalkelebratorti. Must Hang. 31 INN EAPOIMS, February 21. -After a trial unparalleled in this state for length and skill with which it was conducted and after numerous appeals to the gover- nor, the fact went forth to -day that Tom and Pete Garrett, the two young men who shot and killed street car driver Tal- lefson in Minneapolis \about a year ago for the purpose of robbing the car box, must bang for their crime. The date for the double hanging is March Fatal Shooting. BUTTE, February 21. -Jessie Stuart, a colored woman of Anaconda, shot another colored woman, known by the name of Midnight Belle, in a row this morning. The bullet was 38 -calibre and took effect in Belle's breast, and it is certain she can. not recover. GROSS CARELESSNESS. How Accidents Occur in the Great Silver Mining Camps. BUTTE, February 21. --An accident which may result fatally happened in the main shaft of Clark's fraction, which lies between the Alice and the Magna Char- ter, yesterday afternoon. The foreman, James Carron, in company with a couple of visitors, boarded the cage toshow them through the mine. The engineer, broth- er of the foreman, was at the throttle low- ering them, and contrary to orders used the brake instead of the clutch. When the cage was within 150 feet of the bot- tom the brake slipped and the cage dropped the whole distance. Tie fore- man sustained a broken thigh, hip crush- ed and shin seriously affected. The visi- tors were injured internally and were car- ried to the hospital in a bleeding condi- tion. - Devoured By Wolves. WHITE EARTH, Minn., February 21. - News from a credible source has reachedhere that a few days ago in the sparsely settled country around Aiken two uhildren returning to their homes were attacked and completely devoured by. ravenous timber wolves, a few scatter ed bones and clothing alone remaining as the horrible testimony of the children's fate. ' A Butte Death Trap Bursts. BUTTE, February 21. -The boiler of the Blue Jay mine bursted this afternoon,and narrowly missed killing five men. The boiler was blown 100 feet direct through the company's office and entirely destroy- ed. The five men who were working at the mouth of the shaft narrowly escaped death. Two Children Burned. Maevsvit.t.F., M. T., February 21. -The house of Michael Calahan at Belmont, a mile above here, took fire about 10 o'clock to day, and two of his children received fatal burns. One is dying and the other is not expected to live through the night. An Important Arrest. Wssoixems, February 19. -After many hours' consultation the conferees on the ibus territorial bill reached a conclu- the assassination. February The While Cap Bill. Is olaNapous,February 22. --The White Cap bill has passed the legislature and now goes to the governor for approval. It provides for a fine of $1,000 or less and fix- es the maximum penalty -of ten years in the penitentiary for participating in white cap outrages. A NERVY WOMAN. How a Cattle Oueen Cleaned Out a Couple of Tin -Horn Gamblers. CHEYENNE, Wyo., February 22. -A sen- sational story comes from Carbon county', which brings Mrs. Kate Maxwell, the owner of a small cattle ranch, into promi- nence as a daring and desperate woman, whose career may rival that of the notori- ous Belle Starr. Mrs. Maxwell is known,' among ranch men as \Cattle Kate,\ and since the recent wholesale cattle raids her reputation has not been of the best. On her ranch are some twenty cowboys, who have been losing heavily during the man would wear last few weeks at a faro game in Besse- ! ment, would be. consideredproper. men man who acted as clerk to be placed in the ssfe, and the young man and the dia- monds both disappeared. swallow -Tails Not Necessary. \CATTLE KATE\ seldom goes into town, bwt when last Sunday $1,500 was stolen from her bed room she started out for gore. It is said iihe felt no resentment toward the thieves who wore her own men, but were con- vinced that they were being fleeced by the two Colorado gamblers, Farley and Goodell, who were running the imam Half the population of the little town and cowboys from several ranches were in THE GAMBLING HELL Monday night. Kate was accompanied by her foreman, as ox -Chicago gambler, and both were armed to the teeth. She is an expert horsewoman, and rode her horse inside the doorway of the saloon-, dismounting with a jump that caused ev- ery man in the place to grab his gun. With a big six-shooter in each hand Kate walked up to the faro table and ordered the dealer to \get out.\ Mason followed, and, securing the box and cards, found what he anticipated -that the game was the worst sort of a \skin or \brace.\ While Kate kept the gamblers covered with her revolvers, Mason explained to the crowd how the gamblers had been fleecing them. There was a wild rush made for Farley and Goodell, and they ? were dragged outside and badly beaten. Some of the crowd WENT FOR ROPES, and the two gamblers were given twentY minutes in which to say their prayers. ! This last suggestion, made bytt a cowboy who had heard Moody in San Francisco, was received with scorn by the gamblers \Cattle Kate\ and Mason secured the money in the drawer and about the place, and it is believed got several thousand dollars. Kate was disposed,to be merci- ful, and, just as the two gamblers were being pinioned, and the ropes were about to encircle their necks, she suggested that their place be burned down, and that the gamblers be given one chance for life. \Give them a horse apiece and start them for Utah,\ she urged. \I've got all their stuff here, and if you'll all come up to the ranch I'll divey up.\ That little speech saved two lives. A couple of scrub po- nies were furnished the \tin -horn\ gam- blers. Kate gave them two $20 gold pieces, and amid the rattle of a hundred Iiistol shots, they were started on their journey. Coreans Starving. NEW YORK, February 22.-A dispatch to the Associated Press from Hugh Dins- more, the American consul general at Seoul, the capital of Corea, says a terrible famine prevails in the southern part of Corea. The people are reduced to the last extremity and many are starving. The need of assistance is urgent and re- lief funds should be called. The funds transmitted to Dinsmore will be promptly devoted to the relief of the sufferers. Bozeman Celebrates. BOZEMAN, February 22. -Washington's birthday, together with the advent of statehood, was celebrated here to -day by a review of the militia by the maydr, who addressed a large audience before the Northern Pacific hotel. Three salutes were fired at the close of the mayor's speech and the band played the national airs. The weather was too cold for pro- cessions or other street demonstrations, but public rejoicing will take place to- morrow night. - Stanley All Right. Bausssa.s, February 22. - --Lieut. Barrett, who was at Stanley Falls when Stanley's letter to Tippoo Tib was delivered, has ar- rived here. He states the messengers were closely questioned and confirmed the details of the letter. Lieut. Barrett be- lieves Stanley ,only reached Wadelai by strenuous efforts and that Emin Pasha relieved Stanley instead of being relieved and re -victualed by him. Stanley was en- abled to return to Marinia in 82 days, whereas the journey from Yam bugo to Wadelai occupied,ten months. Barrett adds that fresh letters from Stanley may be expected shortly. A Diamond -Loving Clerk. SAN Dieoo, Cal., February 22. -Word reached here that Mrs. Stider, the daugh- ter of Gov. Oglesby, of Ill ,spending a few days in San Diego, was robbed of $12,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry at Selmer yesterday. They were handed to a young WASHINGTON, February 22. -Chairman Britton, of the inaugural committee, says in regard to the full-drees requirernerft on die inaugural ball tickets that it is an er- roneous impression to suppose that the committee desired or requested swallow- tail coats. They wished to prevent people from coming to the ball without any care as to the propriety of their dress. A Prince Albert, or any coat that a gentle - at an evening entertain - the western roads upon the plan outlined by the presidents. It is understood to be his scheme to whip in those who have not signed. Whenever there is a cut by an outside road, those belonging to the asso- ciation will designate one of their number to meet the cut, the others to continue at the old rate, and bear the proportionate share of the expense till the outsider is tired and willing to come in. • 0 \BLOCKS OF FIVE.\ A Warrant Issued By a Unitcd States Com- missioner for Col. Dudley's Arrest. INDIAKAPOLIS, February M. -A warrant is out for the arrest of Col. W.W. Dudley, of the republican national committee. United States Commissioner Van Buren is- sued the document, the action being an affidavit charging Dudley with being the author of the \Blocks of Five Letter.\ Such manner of proceeding is extraordi- nary, but not unprecedented. and is about the only resort in a case where there is non -action in the matter of an indictment. It is said Judge Solomon Claypool, acting United States district attorney, will start for Washington to -morrow to serve the warrant. Terrible Deed of a Crazy Woman. Cnicacio, February 25. -Mrs. Lizzie Me- Auly, who killed her husband a year ago, was found dead in bed with two children, aged 3 and 1, this morning. She had smothered the children and then connect- ed a rubber tube with the gas jet, taking the other end in her mouth. She has been crazy for some time. Ly eiPited- For What? ARTESIA, Miss., February 22.--D. H. Smith, a negro, from Forest City, Ark., who has been collecting negro worktnen and shipping them to Arkansas, was lynched by being hung to the limb of a tree yesterday. At the coroner's investi- gation the evidence so far indicates the hanging was done by two citizens of Ok- labbeha county and one from Lowndes-- men of standing in their communities. A New Army Organization. INDIANAPOLIS, February 22. -Nearly 1,- 000 veterans of the Vicksburg campaign met in this city to-day for the purpose of organizing a new army society,to be known as the \Society of Vicksburg.\ General Cameron, of Denver, called the meeting to order. A series of resolutions were adopted demanding a pension law and fa- voring the payment of pensions on a gold basis. Gov. Hovey was chosen president of the organization until the regular meeting in May. A CATTLE COMBINE. One That Will Sadly • Interfere With Laine Higgs' Slaughtering Enterprise. • KANSAS CITY, February 23. Represen- tatives of the stock raising industry from , nearly every state and territory west of the Missihsippi river and from Illinois and Kentucky practically completed a work of vital importance to cattlemen to -day. For v a long time the cattlemen have t thought they were losing through a combine by commission men and large packing houses which resulted in the sale of their cattle at ridiculously low prices. The scheme of forming an immense company compos- ed of stock raisers themselves has been broached, and a month or so ago a meet- ing was held for the purpose of taking the first step preparatory to such action. To- day the work was practically finished, and the meeting adjourned until ! March 4th, when an election of officers of the new commission company will take place. It was decided to incorporate the company as the American Live Stock Commission company, with a capital stock of $150,000 and headquarters at Kansas City and Chicago. The incorporators will be Sam- uel Lazarus, of Texas, A. Gregory, of Illi- nois, Nicholas D. Eaton and Thomas B. Buggy, of Kansas City. It is thought that as the movement be- comes generally known nearly every cat- tle raiser in the west will join the compa- ny and make it a gigantic combination which will enable the stock raiser to prac- tically do his own selling. Gotild's Scheme. NEW YORK, February 23. ---It is said that Jay Gould is still confident of being Bismaeck, February 25. --Scarlet fever, able to bring about an agreement ! among which has been prevalent in this city and THE LEGISLATURE. Proceedings of the 16th Legislative Assem- bly of Montana. COUNCIL. HELENA, -February 26 -The introduction of C. B. 44, providing for an act to pro- hibit gambling, is likely to precipitate a fight in which nearly every member of the council and house will be involvea. To predict the fate of the bill would be an impossibility, as no sentiment has yet de- veloped to show the strength of the oppo- sition or the number of members that will support it. At one time during the early part of the session, a hill of this kind was favorably looked upon, but it is !probable that, after the passage of the Hunt bill, I there is a disposition on the part of many j of those who held to that opinion to ! leti the matter rest and give the \faro and : round -the table\ bill a chance to show what it can do.. The penalties for any vi- olation of the law is a tine not to exceed! $300, or not to exceed six months in thei county jail; referred. The special committee appointed to ex- amine the books of the auditor and treas- urer, submitted their report, which was favorable, everything being found in good shape and the books correct. The council spent most of its time in the forenoon in discussing Moore's regis- tration bill. Middleton, Kennedy, Brown, Bickford and President Cole made speeches, but there was nothing of an ani- mated character under consideration. The council has the registration bill un- der consideration, and it looks as if the entire afternoon will be consumed before a conclusion is reached. It may have to go over until to -morrow. Amendments are proposed to almost every section, and the members are inclined to indulge in discussion of the merits and demerits of each one. HOUSE. The house enjoyed the luxury of a rou- tine session, listening to reports from va- rious committees and considering two bills -C. B. 22, relating to cemeteries, and H. B. 20, to protect owners of syphons and boxes containing intoxicating liquors, which were read by sections and adopted with slight amendments. ,Both were rec- ommended to pass by the committee of the whole. A petition of 358 citizens of Gallatin county, protesting against the Sunday bill, was presented by Blakely, and Hunt presented another signed by 57 citizens.of Lewis and Clarke county, asking that it do pass. Blakely gave notice of the introduction of a bill relating to the construction and purchase of bridges by counties. Moore's dentistry bill was referred to the committee on military affairs, which kills it. The judiciary committee introduced a bill providing for an act in relation to as- signments of estates of debtors for the benefit of creditors. The clerk has just finished the reading of the examiners bill, which is quite lengthy. It provides for the creation of a territorial board of examiners to investi- gate the condition of affairs in the differ- ent departments, and prescribing its du- ties. It was recommended to pass by the committee of the whole, and Blakely is discussing it. SCARLET FEVER. Alarming Condition of Affairs at and Mundan. Bismarck Mandan for some time, has now -reached a most alarming stage and all possible precautions are being taken by the au- thorities of both cities to prevent its fur- ther spread. The city schools, churches and places of amusement have been clos- ed, and there is also talk of closing the legislature. Pigott a Perjurer. LONDON, February 25. -Pigott has thrown up the sponge, and acknowledges that all the letters printed in the London Times, purporting to have been written by Parnell, Egan and others, were for- geries. The Surething Games Close. HELENA, February 26. 7 -The surething games have been stopped in this city in accordance with the lea'. Faro and round the table poker take the place of the wonted devices. Schafer Breaks the Record. Cmcwoo, February 25. -Frank Maggio - la was Jacob Schafer's opponent to -night in the remarkable 400 point billiard con- test. Maggiola did not play much; he didn't have a 'chance. At the end of the third inning he had two points and Schaf- er three. In the fourth inning Schafer wade 397 points, the largest run ever wade at the game in public. The Plpestone Pass Survey. BUTTE, February 25.-N. C. Ray left with a party of 12 yesterday to fdlflll his contract with the board of trade for sur- veying the Pipestone pass. He will begin at the summit and work both ways. The survey will occupy at least a month. The Admissi. it 11111. HELENA, February 26. The Independent this morning publish- es a full text of the admission bill. The first election for members of the conven- tion is to take plebe on the second . Mon- day in May.- Th4 convention meets July 4th, and may adopt such constitution as they see fit, the result to be presented to the people the first Tuesday in October for ratification or rejection. The election for state officers and members of legisla- ture may take place at the same time, i. e... -- first Tuesday in October. This it to be determined by the constitutional conven- tion: Other detail's are about as hereto- fore published. • TE PREsIDENTIAL TRAIN. President.Elect Harrison and Party start For Washington. INDIANAPOLIS, February 25. -The presi- dential train left at 3:15 p. m., amid en- thusiasm, for Washington. Russell B. Harrison, wife and their little daughter arrived from Omaha yesterday, accompa- nied by ex -Senator and Mrs. Saunders. The presidential party to Washington consists of Gen. and Mrs. Harrison, Rus- sell B. Harrison, wife and daughter, Mr. and Ms. G. R. McKee and children, Mrs. Lord, a sister of Mrs. Harrison; Mrs. Ea ton, a sister of Gen. Har • rison; J. N. Hus- ton, W. H. H. Miller, Private Secretary Halford, Stenographer Tibbott and fam- ily, ex -Senator and Mrs. Saunders and Miss Savage, stenographer. The Legislative Excursion. - HELENA, February 26. -The Helena del- egation arrived at home in good shape at 10 o'clock last night, after a pleasant trip. When the crowd alighted from the cars three rousing cheers were given for Col. Broadwater and three more for Col. Shel- by. Visitors and all were highly pleased, particularly the members of the legisla- ture. And, Now New Hezieo, WASHINGTON, February 25. -Represent ative Springer, of Illinois, expects New Mexico to become a state before the close of the selision. The bill for that purpose was favorably reported by the house com- mittee on territories a week ago, but Mr. Springer has prepared a substitute which he thinks stands an excrllent chance of going through. It is known that at least three republican senators are in favor a the admission of New Mexico, and the democratic members are expeCted , to sup- port it as a matter of course. Live Stock Market. CHICAGO, February 25. -Cattle receipts, 5,000; steady. Beeves, $404.30;* steers. $3@,3.90, stockers and feeders, $2.20@3.30. How a Boom Operates. \The majority of our cattlemen have the 'unload fever' on she stock and they will repent when too late,\ says Geo. W Perkins of Farragut, Iowa. This may be, and probably is a fact, but it is also a fact that if cattle men had not been forced to unload so much \he stock\ on the beef market, they would not .now have the unload fever\ on she stock to such an ex- tent. If it had not been for the boom of 1882, there would not now be forty men in the cattle business wbere there was one then, and if there were no more men in the business now now than then there is no telling what crazy prices would now prevail. As Touchstone says, \there is much virtue in an 'if.'\ --Drovers' Jour- nal. He Shipped to Chicago. Here is what a good natured shipper told the South Omaha Drovers' Journal: It is probably meant for a joke, but is 60 near the iniseraole - truth that we don't propose to laugh: \I don't want you, to say anything about this, but I thought I had a sure thing on cattle this trip. You see I could not -buy them cheap enough in the country, so I just stole enough to make a load and brought them in, chuck- ling to think how I was going to make a stake, but after figuring up freight loot other expenses, I found that I was not even on the deal. It does not pay even to steal them.\ -Cheyenne Journal. Mr. Councilman Brown. The declaration of Councilman Drown to quit the democratic party conies a lit- tle late in the season. Had Mr. Brown expressed his opinion publicly of the par- ty during the time that Mr. Cleveland was aspiring to a second term the people of Montana would probably have given. his Words some consideration, but coming at a time when the party is about to turn over the reins of government to the oppo- sition it cannot be said of Mr. Brown that he displayed good judgment. It would seem that Mr. Brown's speech was simply an effort to curry favor with the party shortly to step into power.-- Billings Ga. zette.

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