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HELENA, MO ^ANA TERRITORY, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY '27. 1885*.
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Ourstock of flue CarriageN ami Buggies, in the largeet and most complete ever^shown in Helena.
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Wehave just arrived from central^Illinois with a shinment of imported^French Draft and rercheron Stallions^and Mares of superior style action and^colors. Also a number of high grade^French Draft Stallions which we * ill^sell at Eastern Prices. Every animal^guaranteed a breeder. (Jail and exam^UM ^mr stock and judge for yourself oi^its merit.
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TheSecretary of the Navy Prepared^to do His Duty When the^Order is Given
EuropeanNations Have Annexed the^Pacific Island While the United^States Has Looked on and^Said Nothing.
Washington.Jan. 2d.-Ou MM Mfc^inst Congressman Herbert, of the naval^commute, wrote a letter to Secretary^Whitney asking for any recent develop^^ments In the Samoan matter and for a copy^of Whitney's letter of the 5th asking the^state department to announce a deiin ite^policy on the Samoan question. Whittle}'*^reply ih j tut made public. He says: ^No^news has been received troni the comman^^ders in Samoa later than conveyed in Hie^press dispatches of the 17th.^ The letter^continues: ^Your letter also coutatu* the^following request: I shouid be glad to^know if any further enlargement ot the^appropriations of your department should^be made in view of existing conditions.'^This inquiry, upon its fa -e, seems to put^upon this department the responsibility of^estimating the possible expenditures^arising out of conditions it cannot antici^^pate. Uutil a decision is reached as to the^policy of thin government regarding the in^dependenceof the Samoan uroupot islands^no judgment can he formed upon the sub-^ject of possible expenditure. I'p to the^present lime this department is not aware^that we have had any national policy upon^the subject. Neither ihe Monroe ditctrme^nor any other expression of national poUej^is understood to apply to the is auds ot the^Pacific. One by one they have heen taken^without interference by the \ nited States.^If there is to be no new departure aitectiug^this group of islands, 1 conceive tin* de^^partment is quite able now to perform^every duty arising out of existing condi^^tio; s. I'll less there is a conflict bclwien^the policy of this govermmnt and that ot^some other power, wifferenc.es will doubt^less he harmonized, and no extraordinary^expenditures will be called tor. Having^brought to the attention of the appropriate^department the circumstances specially^within the observation of this department^seeming to call for detinue instructions to^officers, and the whole matter having sub^seipieutly been laid before congress h\ the^president, It would be preterable this de^^partment should not anticipate conditions^beyond it^ authority or control.
Thefollowing is the full text of Whit^^ney's letter to bayard:
NavyDitrAKi mknt, Washington.^Jan. 6. 11 Ull Fill luaiul herewith 1^send a copy of a dUp*ten just received by^wire from the captain of the ^Nipsie,^now at Samoa. This department is able to^send immediately two additional vessels to^Samoa in response to this r* quest, and had^gtven directions that they be made ready^to receive sailing orderB and would be^pleased to strengthen the force at the^Samoan Islands by these and other vessels^of the Pacific squadron where any use for^that purposes is U^ be served thereby. If,^however, the purpose of the (ierSan gov^^ernment, now made entirely cit ar, lm|m^ses^no duty upon officers of the squadron^to strengthen the naval force at those Is-^lands, it would only place the officers un^^der Irritating conditions with no duty to^perform and would in all probability give^rise to trouble. The Nipsie is entirely ade^^quate for the protection of our consulate,^and as an asylum for nou combatants^entitled to the protection of our govern^merit In view of the critical situation at^the Samoan islands, It seems to this depart^^ment that the olHcers of the squadron, if^further vessels are to be dispatched, should^receive instructions of a definite character^as to their duty in the premises. From the^correspondence heretofore held bet w een^the department of state and the Qaffata^government, and from reports re*^^ei\ed from our naval officers and^consular a ,'ency at the islands, it^appears clear the conquest of those^islands Is intended by the (or an^government in the interests ot a rummer^cial company aud if being consummated^by overt acts, which are multiplying day^by day. There Is no longer any other pre^^text upon which can be explained the in^^terference of a ^ierman man of war in the^contest in progress upon the island of Apia^1 apprehend that the officers of the navy^will not understand, without advices to^that effect, what their duty may be under^the circumstances as they are developing.^Our antecedent relations to this group of^Islands and the Sandwich islands has been^of an exceptional character, and will be^likely to give rise to doubts In^the minds of the officers aa to their duty^under existing conditions. In these^groups ot rsiands by treaty harbors have^been reserved for the use of the navy of^the United States, and as to the Samoan^group, three governments, (Germany, (treat^Britain and the United States, have up to a^recent date, acted together upon the weary^of mutual co-operation iu preserving the^autonomy of the people of the Samoan isl^^ands. A harbor at Samoa will baaosjMof^national consequence to the I 'nited States^in the future as a naval power, hut If the^islands are to go under the dominion of^Germany, it would cease to l^eof use. Th**^department has heretofore directed the of^^ficers of the squadron to act in accordance^with the instructions which the consular^agent at Samoa shall receive from the de^^partment of state, but to view of late hii^vices, and this request for additional forces,^the department desires to be advised wheth^^er It Is the purpose of this government to an^nounce any n dlcy regarding the Satuoan^grouo of which the officers should be ad-^viseil.Very respectfully.
Thedispatch from the commander of the^Nipsie referred to above is dated Auck^^land, Jan. 5, and was given in the Asso^^ciated Tress dispatches some days ago. It^details the hsppentngs on the Islands and^asks for additional force.
Inquiryat the navy department this^afternoon develops the fact that Secretary^Bayard has made no direct answer to Secre^^tary Whitney's letter of inquiry aa to the^policy of the government It Is under^^stood, however, that the president's action^in referring the matter to congress was^baaed to a considerable degree upon the
Clntsmade rn Secretary Whitney's letter,^answer to an Inquiry Secretary Whit^^ney this a'ternoon said: ^ There la no an^tagonism between the state department^and the navy department in this matter ^^Chairman Herbert, of the house naval^committee, said this evening, referring to
StcietaryWhitney *s letter, thai the sec re^tary was undoubtedly right and represent^^ed the position of the administration when^he said that In this matter the policy of the^gn\ ^ rnuient should be shaped by congress.
NkwYokk, Jan. 1W -The Herald's^Washington sihclaJ says: ^When the con^^sular and diplomatic appropriation bill is^called up in the senate next week, a state^^ment will be made, authorized by Presl^dent Kleet Harrison, in regard to his wish^es In the Samoan matter. This matter as^^sumes a graver importance in view of the^fact that Sherman's proposed amendments^for the defence of our samoan rights are to^be immediately available under an emer^^gency clause, instead of becoming effective^July 1, an usual.
SanKkancim^o, Jan. art.^The Ameri^^can schooner Tleman has arrived from^Marshall Island, the place of the banish^^ment of Malietoa, lite deposed king of^Samoa. Malietoa arrived at Jabult, in^lionham Island, Nov. Ii5. on (he (ierman^war ship Olga. He was accorded the lib^erty of the island, but was guarded b^ Oaf^man soldiers and prevented from holding^interoourxe with the white people of Jabuit^K. M. Morgan, United state* consul at^Jabult, endeavored to get Into conversa^^tion with the deposed kitig, but was pre^vented. Malietoa has aged considerably^since being placed in captivity.
Vienna.Jan 2ft ^ The rest her Lloyd^and other Hungarian papers. In discussing^the Sarunan question, favor American op^^position tofiermany's encroachments The^lVslher l.iojd says: America cannot allow^(ierman supremacy In a place which is ac^^quiring enormous cominVrclal and strate^gic Importance. After the Isthmus of^Panama shall have been pierced the mili^^tary prestige of Germany will not Impose^upon the Americans, who have no occasion^to accede to (ierman claims.
1ampcaiu - f Yaatarday at Halana and at^Various Other Point* In tha Northwatt
Thetemperature in Helena y esterday, as^shown by It S. Hale A- Uo.'s Vale College^observatory thermometer, was as follows:^7 a. nr., 15 degrees als^ve zero; noon, 20^above; rt p. m., 28 above; 10 p. m , 17 above.
Dispatchesto the Ini^H'KM^im last^evening show the following conditions at^the posnui aaaaad at 8o*elooa:
Itulte Clear, calm, 15aho\e.
loaoooda Clood| and calm, laabOYt,
1'hilipsburg Cloudy and calm. 10 above.
leer Lodge^ Clear and calm, M above.
Marsville Cleat and calm, 17 above.
(inat Kalis^Clear and calm, 4'J above.
Kortshaw^Clear, Jt7 almve.
FortBeaton - Clear, west wind, 35 above.
FortAssinaboin* --Southwest wind,^clear, 80 above.
BattleCreek. N. W. T.-Clear, light^north wind, 34 above.
HillingsClear, calm, 90 above,
1.'\ ingston Clear, calm. IX) above.
Hwonan- Clear, calm, IK above.
Mi.souU Clear, calm, 30 above.
Qladto Ba Rid of It.^Ht'ttk, Jan. 2ft.-|Special to the Inde^^pendent. ]^The change In the sessions of^the United States district court from here^to Deer Lodge will prove a very acceptable^one to the lawyers and general public of^this city. The court was brought up to^this place a year ago when Judge McLeary^was transfer! ed to the district It has in^^terfered with the transaction of other busi^^ness here with which the court's calendar^is always crowded. The lawyers are all^glad that the I nited states cases are to^have a separate term of court In Deer
Seamanon a Strike at Uvarpool
LiVKKPOOL,Jan. 8ft.^Striking seamen^and firemen last night boarded the steamer^Kansas, loading for Hoston, and dragged^ashore eight men who refused to strike^To-day a thousand men lined the quay and^pcwfen ed men from shipping, assaulting^them aud throwing their kits Into the^water. A crew wss shipped for the steam^er African under a strong police guard^The crowd of strikers and sympathizers is^increasing and the police have summoned^reinforcements. It is expected more non^strikers will attempt to ship and that t^fracas will occur. The ship owners sent^a deputation to the mayor, who promised^police protection.
PanicIn a 81. Loul* theatre
St.Loony Jan. lift.^ Some wild excite^^ment occurred at the Olympic theatre this^afternoon. Near the end of the first act a^small tire wss noticed and all at once tht^great audience became panic stricken.^Then some one cried ^fire!'' and for a time^it looked as though there must l^e loss of^life as the audience was composed mostly^of ladles and children. Women fainted^and others went into hysterics, and It was^with great difficulty that the few men pres^eut restored order. No serious caaualtles^are reported.
Howtha Shilling Rata Workod.
I,onikn, Jan. W I he Anglo American^Telegraph company has issued a report^stating that since fixing the rate at one^shilling a word for telegrams between^Kugland and America, the revenue of the^company has increased 77 per cent, while^Its traffic haa decreased 2^\ per cent. The^directors arc yet undecided whether or not^It will bo a financial success. So far, how^ever, the results have been satlafa^tory.
Mt.I'At i., Jan. aft.^A cold wave la ex^pected to re U^ night. At 7 o'clock this^evening the mercury was 10 above and the
signalservice officer says It will go below^/ ^ro hefure morning. The fall in tempera^lure haa l^een v^ry pronounced, especially at^Sioux Falls, Dak , where it dropped 70 de^grees in ten hours, from fto above to 10 be^low.
InFavor of Uncle Sam.^Sam Kkam i-mi, Jan. 2ft.^In the case of^ttie ('nited States government against the^Sierra Lumber company, which w^brought In April, lXHft, to recover $2,217,254^damages for illegal cutting of some ft4,ub0^otsj feet of timber trom government lands^In Tehama and Hutte counties, the iury to^day returned a verdict la favor of the gov^eminent.
Ooffin tha Load.
CuAKLESTOir,W. Va^, Jan. aft ^The^fourth ballot for senator resulted In no^choice, (.off led with 54; necessary to a^choice, 9tt.
ANurae at Cooper Hoapital Probably Fatally^Aiaaullad by an Unknown Man
riiu.AOffi.i'iiiA,Jan. 2A ^The head^nurse of Cooper hospital at 1'aruden, N. J.,
aafound lying unconscious In a pool ot^blood In a back room on the second tl .ei^this morning by Watchman Jeseph Kills.^There were nine cut* on different parts of^her llmbs,lnflicted with a sharp Instrument^and she had been horribly bruised on the^side and abdomen by klcka. She Is in a^very critical condition, aud probably will^not recover. The story as told by her Is^that she went into Ihe hath room about mid^night to precurea bath for a patient, when^she was seized by a man who demanded^her money. She had none, hut offered him^her watch, when he said: ^1 don't wanl
yourwatch I have ie to-night to do
awaywith you. To morrow night 1 will do^the watchman.^ The woman^screamed,w hereupon the man
tieda towel o\er her head- lie then cut^her hair off close to the scalp and sttempi^ed to assault her. The towel around her^head becoming loosened she scresincd,
henthe man kicked her savagely until^she lost consciousness. Wheu she came to^she found herself covered with hl^^od and^van weak, ami her groans attracted ttie^night watchman, who summoned aid.^Watchman Joseph Kills was arrested this^morning on suspicion of being her aasail^ant. but this afternoon was released t ere^MsX no evidence on which to hold him.^The mystery Is still unsolved.
IrvingLatimer I nder Arrast on tha Charge of^Murdering Hl| Mother.
Jackson,Jan 2^i ^ A strong wen of cir^^cumstantial evideuce has hern wound^about Irving l.afine r. the aon of Mrs.^Mary l.atuncr, w ho was murdered Thurs^^day night, and this afternoon he was ar^rested He wi nt to Detroit Thursday noon^and registered at (tie (irixuold house, lie^was not seen from 10 p. in. until the next^morning, when he came in and wejit to his^room. The police advance the theory that^he went to Jackson on the late night train,^murdered his mother and went hack to !^^^^troit early iu the in .riiinif. The case has^created intense excitement h^ re. I. iii^liter's father died about a year ago under^very mysterious circumstances lie N tt^110.000 In life lnsurauee and Ibis, on the^death ot hi* widow, would n veit to the^son.
THENAPOLEON OF FINANCE
Mem^ a Ivaa and Qeorga Blayner In lha Hands
NkwYokk, Jan. SW. ^ 11eery S. Ives and^lieorge M. Stayner were ar*ested today^by a deputy sheriff on an order Issued h^^Judge oTlrren, of the supreme court, in^the suit of the Cincinnati, Hamilton^Dayton railroad company. The bail in^each caae was fined at $260,000. The men^are now In the custody of the sheriff^Tlray are charged In the suit with misap^propriattng the funds of the company.^Frank Lawrence, counsel for the Cincin^nstl, Hamilton A Iiayton, was seen In his^office this afternoon and said: ^All I can^say is that we, on behalf of the railroad^company, have sued Ives aud Stayner for^defrauding (he company out of two and^half milliona. The sheriff has been look^^ing for them for the psst two days and was^not able to place them until to-day. It I^hardly expected that ball will be forthcom^^ing on account of the large amount aj^quired, and the chances are that Ives and^Stayner will languish In Ludlow street^jail until the case is decided.
Anarchistsand PolvgamltU Barred.
Washington,Jan. 2* ^ The house judl^clary committee to day amended the natu^rali/atton hill by including anarchists and
Kdyganlistsin tin* class of people im ligi^e to citizenship, and striking out the re^quiremeiit that an applicant for natural!^/.ation must Ih* aide to read the cotafUtuUoo^of the l mi. d StaO* in Kngtish.
To Llvat lacrihcad
NkwOki.kank, Jan. 2ft.-James W^Trainor reprimanded a colored employ^named Samuel Wakefield. Kast nigh^Wakefield met I'ralnor and in the a I teres^tion which ensued killed him. Oliiet r^started with Wakefield to jail, a mob sui^rounded them and In the struggle Wake^field was killed.
Dastardly Attempt by Unknown^Parties to Kill Three Reputable^Highwood Citizens.'
TWO HORSES VICTIMS.
PrescoltLoaat tha Capital.
J'ttKHroTT,Art/., Jan. 1M -The bill to^remove the territorial capital of Ari^oua^from i'rescott to I'ho-nlx passed Ixdt^houses, waa algued by the governor, and^was reported to the legislature today^Hoth houses passed a resolution to-day to^adjourn at noon Monday, Jan. 28, to meet^at 1'hu-ulx Thursday, Keb. 7.
Ciik'aoo,Jan. SM - At the meeting of^the western railroad presidents to consider^a plan for the maintenance of rates nothing^decisive waa accomplished up to the 1^o'clock recess. The report ol the commit^tee on the boundaries of the agreement of^territory was not satisfactory and was re^^ferred hack for revision.
Cap! Couch the Sole Owner.
(ukat Kai.i.n, Jan. '^M - (special to the^lnde(^erident. ]-The Vaughn ranch prop^^erty was bought try Captain Couch aol-Iy^on his own account, as a home for his fam^^ily. Mr. Lan-ahee Is not Interested In the^purchase, as has been reported.
ThaStrike anil On.^New Volta, Jan. 2(1. ^ The tie up on the^the Atlantic avenue street car lines In^ISrooklyu continued to-day. (tangs of Ital^^ians went to the depot to take the cars out^but were set on by the old hands, badly^beaten and driven away.
FourChildren Burnad to Death
AtlanticCitv, Ua., 26 -At Oglethorpe^yesterday four small children who were^left In a bouse by Mary Porter, colored,^while she went to work, were burned to^death.
During an Absence From Home^Strychnine was Placed in the^Sugar Bowl -Trying it^s on the Cat.
KnurUknton, Jan 2ft.- (Special to the^Independent 1-New* reached theelty to^^la) of a diabolical attempt to poison three^men at a ranch In HlghwtNMl valley, about^twent) ti\e miles distant. Wednesday^night John and James Thalne, brothers,^and Cornelius Thorpe, a man living with^them, went away from home to attend a^dance, leaving the house unoccupied. It Is^supposed some fiend in human nhape took^this occasion to attempt to murder the^three men by poisoning their food. They^returned home during the night, snd the^next in lining, Thursday, ate their break^^fast and went to work. Shortly alternants^John Thalne, while in hisblack*ru!lh shop,^was suddenly taken very sick^aud exhibited uuiistakable signs of^having been poiaoned. A neighbor,^(esse Bright, happened to Ih* with him at^the time and he and Mrs. Bright adminis^^tered antidotes, and by tiard work saved^ThaiuVs life. About the same lime It was^discovered thai two horses In the stable^were in the paroxysms of death from poi^^son and In a short time were dead. Not^uutil Friday morning did James Thalne^get a dose of the iHiisoii, He had a closer^call 111.hi his brother, having suffered sev^^eral spasms,etther of which wss apparently^hard enough to result fatally, close in^^vestigation revealed grains of crystal^strychnine in the sugar bowl. A test waa^made by putting some of the grains in a^small piece of meat and feeding to a cat,^whloh did In a few moments. Corne^^lius 1 horpeescaped much suffering, having^probably failed to get caught or got too^much of the poison to effect him. The^men ssv they never lad ao^ pobon on the
rlaceduring their residence there,^t they have an) suspicion as to who com^^mitted the crime it has not yet been made^Mbtte The ue n are good citizens and it^is not known that ihey have an enemy.
TheNew York hanks hold S2U,000,CMN) In^excess of legal requirements.
Thecorrespondent* of the Petit Journal^and Ssutortte, of Paris, have been expelled^from (ierinany.
Aspecial from Oberlin, Kan., says there^are twent) one cases of smallpox there.^Kigorous measures are being enforced for^the suppression of the disease.
(ien.Von Schellendorf, Prussian minis^^ter of war, and Von Schelllng, imperial^minister of justice, have resigned.
sheriffKennihle, of lioyd county. Ky..^mad.- an assignment WodnoRday nigfit and^left home before daylight yesterday morn^^ing. He is said to he short $14,UbU
Aspecial from Kansa* City *ays that^many people of Seward county, Kan., are^on the verge of starvation. Appeals have^been sent to various places.
Iold hytton, British ambassador at^Pails, has informed (ioblet, foreign minis^^ter, that (ireat Britain has not annexed two^o| the long way islands aa reported.
TheDublin Kxpreas, conservative, as^^sert* the London Tunes has procured fresh^and important documents from the I nited^state* in support of its charges against the^Parnellites.
K.C. Haley, who Is in jail at l,a Grange,^Ky., for robbing a house, prove* to be the^son of the late ma^or of St. Catherines,^Canada, who died recently leaving his boy^a fortune of W.nou.
Adispatch from Brisbane, Queensland,^says that Mr. Armstrong, govt rnmeut la^^bor agent In New (iiiinea, was Inveigled^ashore by natives on the Island of Mancha^and put to death.
AnAmerican, supposed to beiienrge S.^Driver, cut hrs throat with a razor In the^Ariel hotel at Islington. Kug., yesterday.^Upon his trunks are the labels of several^American railways, principally Chicago^roads. He Is not expected to recover.
Ithas been discovered that Hen Promt,^ex trustee of Cook* county, Tenn., Is a de^^faulter for from ^10,000 to Stt^,000 Citi/ens^whose names appear on the bond asaert^the) did not sign it and that their namea^were forged.
Hon.Jacob Tome, a native af Pea4 De^poalt, Md., but for some years a r aidei t of^Washington, D. V., ha* gives naif a mil^^lion dollar* to found at*.e non sectarian
esalaary,in which industrial training of^children will be the main feature.
Among(ten. Harrison's visitors yeater-^day were O. J1, Kerry, of 11 tab,^and John P. Young, of San^Kranclsc'i. Mr. Alliaon la expected^to-day, and hi* visit In the occasion of a^good deal of conjecture as to whether or^not he will enter the cabinet
Thesecretary of state has received from^Phelps, minister to Qraat Britain, a tel^-^gram stating the British government haa^notified him of the acceptance of an Invi^^tation to the International maritime confer^^ence at Washington next autumn.
(AiNKsvitLK, Tex., Jan. 2n ^A com^^pany of I 'nited States troop* arrived at^Purcell, Indian Territory, yesterday, from^Keno, passed the Canadian river and pro^^ceeded to put the ^boomers^ out of the^Oklahoma country. Over alz hundred^families were driven out and they are now^encamped around Purcell. Some of the^people resisted and had to be tied to the^wagons and were pulled out In this way.
CoalMiners Out of Work.
Ni!BNAHiKAH, Jan. 26.^Nearly 8,000^men were made Idle to-day in this part of^the coal regions by the suapenslon of all^the Lehigh Coal companies and Individual^coal quarries.