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PROM TT EXECUTION^Of ail OitUn for
FlnaMora of All Kinds
8cfJtI^odal Jfewj* f}cfort^,
ALABOKR ClHCUUTION than any^other two daily papers la Montana.
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HELENA, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1889
AHelena House that carries^an large a Clothing Stock as^any house west of Chicago.
Thathandles the production*^of the very finest manufactur^^ers of the country.
Thatmarks all goods in plain^figures, and the only house iu^the city that is
Youpays your money and^you takeB your choice.
Thereare hats and then again^there are Hats^and many hats^that wear well^and there are^hats that wear well and look^well. The only hat we know^that combines durability and^elegance is the ^Milter.^^Have you ever had one ^^Then don't wait a ruin^ute, but go and get one while^the stock is large because it you^wait you are liable to come up^^wanting/1 We are sole agents^for those celebrated manufac^^turers, k*Dickerson ^ Brown,'1^whose productions for the last^twenty years have bten consid^ered l'au hit^ by those who are^supposed to be the ^Arbiters^of Fashion/1
Don'tfail to get a Miller^Hat. Then again we are well^fixed in Spring Wear. Did^you examine our line of cloth^^ing, Kobby Suits, Stylish Cut^^aways aud Siately Piince Al^^berts (there's going to be lots^of the latter worn this year )
Oneof the greatest attractions^ever seen in a clothing house is^a Btylish blue eack suit, low^rolled collar, silk faced. We^are the only house in Montana^that shows this style very hand^some. Only, $25.
Anotherattractionis a Spring^Overcoat, silk lined which to^^gether with the sleeve linings^are the same as the goods, very^stylish, made by Benjamin (not^Harris), of New York. We de^^fy a tailor to match it for $6o.^You can have it for half the^money. We have them at all^prices as low as $7.50.
11makes our head ache^when we look at our stock. It^is too large. Just think so^many goods in such a small^room as ours.
Wehave to get rid of some of^these ijuicker than the usual^course of trade so we have put^the knife into a number of lots^and the very life blood ot pro^^fits How from our sales. Just^think, a nice Nobby suit any of^four different styles ail wool^and only a ten dollar bill puts^one of them on your back.
2X) doz. ties just arrived^^100 doz. from Wilson Bros, of^Chicago^you know them^and^100 doz. from Howell of Phila^delphia, strangers to this trade,^but dandy tie makers. Come^and look at the goods they^make and if ^ou don't buy a^tin or two you can take.
HARRIS,ONE-PRICE CLOTHIER^St. Louis Block, Main St,^HELENA, M. T.
N. B ^Out of town orders^will receive our best attention.^Goods sent on approval to any^part of the territory. Price list^and roles for self-measurement.
AFull and Complete lint lust Received.
TheVery Latest Shades.
Ca.lland See Tiiem..
J.P. WOOLMAN ^ CO.,
LeadingFine Shoe Dealers.
(NEXTTO FIRST NATIONAL BANK.)
T.C. POWER ^ CO.,
JOBBBKS AMD DlaaHB IN
Justreceived, a complete new stock of
DEEREPLOWS AND HARROWS.
SuperiorMs and Broadcast Seeders,
SchuttlerQuartz Wagon Gear and Farm Wagons,
TUBULARAXLE AND STEEL SKEIN WAGONS, ALL SIZES.
OurHue of Klne Bugglee, Carriages, Pha^tons, etc., Is the largest and meet ee-^leet ever brought to this country. Sole agent* for OolumbuN Buggy Co. vehicles.
Alarge stock of Glidden'h Celebrated Steel Wire, painted and galvanised. Kine^hand made and heavy work naruetw a specialty.
Headquartersfor Freeh (iraae Seed and Seed Peae.
Agentefor Revere Rubber Co. Belting, Hose and Packing. Krie Tubular Sta^tionary and Portable Boilers and Knglnes, Griffith ^ Wedge Steam Hoist*, Hash-^burn A Moen Cructable Steel Wire Rope, all Sites. Common Sense Whims, Ore^Buckets, Ore Cars, Ore Trolleys, W ater Bucket*, etc.
Sendfor circulars and Price Llat. Steamboat Block, corner of Main street^.uid Helena avenue.
ice, ion;, ice.
Isthe most reliable dealer in the city. Thirteen^years in the business.
OfficeMO Bridge St.Telephone 110.
ChemicalLaboratory.^A. W. HAND,
Galen*!Block, Foot of Broadway, Helena,^Montana. P. O. Box 711.
Carpenters,Basons, Bricklayers, Plasterers.
ALSODIGGING SHOES FOR MINERS^JLT BOTTOM ZFISICES-
Signof Big Hoot on Housetop*
Lumber,Laths, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Mouldings and Finishing^Material. All Kinds or Hardwood Lumber Constantly on Hand
OffltAandYard ro*ner National and Lyodale ava., foot si Rodney street Telephone No t^Orders Promptly Attended to. Country Orders Solicited.UBLINA, m T
WeCarry a Full Line of
Gkrar Bros. Slioes.
Theyexcel any shoe in the market for STYLK and DURABILITY Also the lergts^line of Genu Shoes in the ritv. Including H A.N AN ft SON^and LILLY, BRACKKTT ft CO. make*.
RALEIGH^ CLARKE, No. 25 Uoper Main St
8U00X80RS TO 7. E. GAOE * OO
TheGreat Rush to the Oklahoma^Country Under Full Headway^Despite High Waters.
Milesof Wagons on the Road From^Kansas Points, Presenting Novel^and Startling Features.
DMlhh^ Drowning and Some Evil linings^Reported Au Order from Waatflng^ton to tit. Military.
Wkm.inoton,k v April IV.^A special^to the Standard, brought by carrier to South^Haven and from there telephoned to this^city, says: Pawnee Hill's colon), consist^^ing of 800 wagons, left Hunnewell vester-^day, and is now water bound at Salt Fork,^twenty miles south of Arkansas City.^While attempting to ford a swollen stream^a man named Kreither and his horses were^drowned ia full view of the frighti n. d^colonists, who were unable to render him^any assistance. The accident demonstrated^that fording was out of the question, and^the whole colony is now engage*! in the^construction of a huge raft upon which^they hope to Moat over to the other Bide^with their teams and outfits. This after^noon a train of 4H6 vehicle^, containing^colonists bound for Oklahoma from Salt^Lake valley, Utah, and points in Colorado,^passed six miles west on their southern^journey.
AkkanhahCity, April 19.-Last night^the Old Soldiers' I'ntou colony of this city^held its last meeting before going into^Oklahoma. The colony consists of 150 old^soldiers. Of these 120 will leave Monday^to look up a homestead each under a sol^^dier claim. The members will go by train.^They have started a wagon train with sup^plies of tents, provisions and a raft suffi^^ciently large to ferry all the accoutrements^across any stream between here and Okla^^homa.
Theold soldiers colony of Wichita start^ed ten wagon* yeaterdsy. They will inter^at Caldwell. Land Register iMllle return d^last night from Guthrie. He says the roof^is on his land office and It will be ready for^occupancy to-night. The land officer* eatfe^at Kingfisher and Guthrie held a consulta^^tion last night aud give official notice as to^the manner in which applications for^claims should be filed. Two hundred land^filings per day will be the limit of each of^^fice.
Wordwas brought here last night from^Purcell by a man who was there yesterday^that a great deal of lawlessleae exists^along the southern boundary of Oklahoma.^He says a man wan held up on the streets^of Purcell in daylight and roht^ed of $100^The boomers defy the law. They have^purchased or hired every available horse^in the neighborhood and will mount and^wade through the Canadian river. Just^before noon Monday, when the signal flag^drops at noon sharp, there will be a desper^^ate land race on the opposite bank.^Gamblers and toughs declare they will let^no one pass a certain distance who is not^one ot them. The town Is full of special^correspondents, who are writing from^imagination and against space.
Acowboy from Caldwell, who arrived^late last night, says the Cimarron is very^high and up to the time he left eighteen^persons had been drowned trying to ford^the streams. No definite information can^be learned of the drowned.
Atone time this morning there were over^100 wagons on the streets of Caldwell. The^people will try to tske the Kock Island^route between to-day and Monday. So^great Is the rush the Kock Island almost^despairs of being able to accommodate^them. One colony of ttOO will leave^Wichita to morrow.
GeneralPassenger Agent Sebastisn, as^soon as he heard of the possible trouble at^Pond Creek, telegraphed to Wichita that^the road would furnish free transportation^to teams and wagons if tickets were sold to^the owners, travelers to provide their own^transportation from Pona Creek Manager^Green, of the stage line, ^Cannon ball^Green,' aa he is known throughout the^southwest. Is buying all the horaea to be^had here and In the neighboring country.^He shipped twenty-six to Pond Creek this^morning. Fourteen stagea, In addition to^those used by the old Kort Keno line.
hichare at Pond Creek, were shipped^from Wellington today. Kock island of^ficlals who returned from Pond Creek this^afternoon say the report of high water Is^greatly exaggerated and ('apt. Woodson^reports from the frontier that there will be^no trouble with the stream.
Ontba Keno Trail
Cai.dwki.l.April 19.^ Two thousand^camp fires glimmered along the old Keno^trail last night from Caldwell to Pond^creek. To pay a thousand canvas-covered^wagons are slowly moving along the trail.^The day was favorable, and notwlthstand^ing the late heavy rains the trail was in^very good condition. The most popular^outfit was a strong, canvas covered wsgon,^drawn by two large stout boraes. The^horses of the boomers are all looking in^good condition. Some large wagons have^four or six horses. Some parties are^mounted on ponies and carry a whole^camp outfit behind their saddles.^Some are crossing the Strip in buggies.^One odd turnout Is a large high old fash^^ioned buggy drawn by two shaggy yellow^horses with a colt hitched by its mother^and a black cow tied behind. The driver^Is a woman and she drove with one hand^while the other supported her little child.^A shock-beaded youngster of 10 fol^^lowed behind. The woman was a Kansas^widow set king a home In the ^promised^land.^ All stories to the contrary notwlth^standing, It does not seem there can^be any trouble among those who^are driving over the trail to-day.^They are an fine a body as ever went into a^new country. Most of them are Ksnsas^and Nebraska farmers, and although a gun^is in every wagon and across every saddle^bow, the owners are mm who will use^them to keep the peace and not to make^trouble. Mont of the wagon boomers gut^out of Caldwell yesterday and this morn^^ing. There were about 4.000 of them.^Many of them have little or no money, but^but almost all are well equipped for camp^life. Halt Fork, Sand creek aud all the^other streams In the strip, It is thought, can^be forded, although all are very high. All^is doubt about the chances of fording the^Cimarron, aud a wagon left Caldwell last^night bearing a large boat with which the^owners expect to start a ferry.
Thecattlemen are making no attempt to
Krotecttheir fences on the Strip ana the^oomcrs are cutting them. Hundreds of^miles of fence will be broken to pieces.
TheMilitary In t ommanri.
Wahuimuton,April 19 ^The following^orders, atgned by Assistant Adjutant (Jen^eral Kelton, supposed to have resulted from^the cabinet meeting this afternoon, have^just been sent to the commanding general^of the division of Missouri at Chicago: By^direction of the major-general the follow^^ing Is communicated: The prealdeut di-^rrcts Gen Merril* to act in conjunction with^the marshals of t'nited States courts hav^^ing jurisdiction in the country opened to^settlement under the president's recent^proclamation to preserve peace, and^will upon requisition of such mar^^shals or their duly authorized deputies^order the troops under his command to aid^them in executing warrants, making ar^^rests and quelling any riots or breaches of^the peace that may occur. He will use his^11j M ^- nee to promote peace and good order^and will take every proper measure to^avoid any conflict ot arms between or with^settlers. lie will also see that the laws re^latir.g to the introduction of ardent spirits^into the Indian country are enforced. A^careful enforcement of these provisions^will do much to promote good order.
TheNew York exchanges were all closed^yesterday and Good Friday was generally^observed. The day was also observed in^Chicago.
Conrlhl Rtliiw n ttaenirr* ^uil I mi. J^etafce* Official* Sear lurvvll.
Cnuaoo, April 19 ^A special dispatch^from Purcell, Indian Territory, says:^There has been a battle between Tutted^States otticers and t^ooiuers, several of the^latter being taken prisoners. Seven of^them were severely wounded and a deputy^marshal was slightly hurt. A raid w^s^made by the I nited States msrshals th s^afternoon on the boomers who had disre^^garded and taken up claims in Oklahoma,^ror several days men on horseback and In^wagons have been seen fording the South^Canadian, north of Purcell, aud disappear^ing In the timber to the eastward. Men^who came in froru hunting trips report^baring seen Isrge bodies of boomers mak^lug in a northeasterly direction, and a^hunter who arrived last night declared he^found a man plowing iu secluded valley^tweul)-sia miles from Purcell.
Thismorning at sun rise thirteen prairie^schooners, well manued, croaaed the Santa^Fe track below the city and forded the^river and were soon out of sight They^were seen, however, and leadlug citi/eus^cajWed a Meeting against lreep^^^th, hi^i^uiside of thirty minutes halt a dozen fiery^speeches had been made. It was finally^decided that the chief deputy marshal be^called upou to try to expel the raiders. He^said he would do so, aud immediately sent^one of his assistants to rally his Men. This^afternoon the chief deputy, accompanied^by thirteen assistants, rode down to the^river and took the same tord. There was^a fresh trail leading to the northeast and^the party followed this at a gallop.
Aboutfour inlies out one of the men no^^ticed a thin cloud of smoke rising above tin^rot ton woods to the right. A hall was
calledand thr^t the part) reconnoltered
Theydiscovered four wagons about threi-^bundred feet from the trail and five men^seated around the lire eaiing dinner. The)^were unceremoniously ordered to hitch up,^and were sent back iu charge of a deputy^marshal. The remainder ot the posse de^^ployed as skirmishers and advanced slowly^for several miles. Suddenly a shot was^heard on the left and a bullet clipped a !eaf^above the head of one of the party. A^minute later a volley rang out in front and^a pun) ridden by one of the deputies sank^to the ground with a bullet in his head.
Thechief of the deputies called out for^his men to charge. Kvh unstrung his^\\ un lit ster and surged forward. They^went Into the thicket and stum ted like mad^men. There was uo response for several^minutes aud the men begau to think they^bail dispersed their assailanta. They soon^discovered their mistake. A man popped^up from behind a log and tired at them and^tills was the signal for another fusillade^from his friends. He retreated down the^ravine just in time to escape the tire of the^deputies, who continued to advance and^pump their repeaters. Half way down the^ravine the deputies discovered a rough bar^^ricade of logs and brush across the en^^trance and simultaneously a voice ex^^claimed: ^Now, give It to them, boys.
Asheet of ttame poured from the face^of the barrier and another shower of bul^^let* sped towards the officers. They had^been sufficiently warned, however, and but^one of their number was hit, his wound^nut heing serious. The chief deputv or^dered a retreat and gather* d his men about^him tor a council of war. It was evident^the barricade was quite heavily moonted^and a direct assault would prove disas^^trous; therefore it was decided^to divide the psrty aud ai^tack the Hank of the enemy.^This movement brought the deputies dl-^reettj above the barricade. At a given^signal they began shooting from the top of^the ravine right into the midst of the l^oom^^ers, who were utterly unable to defend^thetnselven from such an attack.
Tenminutes of rapid firing ensued, and^then aery for quarter went up from the^barricade. ^We surrender,^ shouted a^man. Then the tiring ceased. A hasty ad^^vance to the fort and the otticers were In^charge of thirty prisoners, seven of whom^weie severely wounded. Two of these,^Thomas Muflin and David Wlnship, will^probably die. Muliiu has a bullet In his^left lung aud Winship one In his abdomen.^Martin Fallen, ot Gainsviilc, Tex., received^a bail in his left thigh. John T. White, of^Fort Worth, was struck in the shoulder.^Sam f ^ ^dd. of North Carolina, has a deep^ganh in his forehead. Kit ward Frabishey,^of Texas, suffered a broken arm. John^Young, of liOuisiana, Is shot through the^shoulder.
Theprisoners, all of whom had rillea and^revolvers and plenty of ammunition, were^disarmed, the wounded cared for as well^possible under the circumstances, and the^march to Purcell was taken up. The^wagons and personal property of the^boomers were destroyed. The gang were^all southerners, mostly from Texas, and^presented a forlorn appearance. Their^captain, Kdward Mcintosh, said he had^been concealed In the ravine for three days^and that the party was only the advance^guard of a body of more than 400 who,^through agents sent ahead, had selerted^their claims and proposed to hold^them with Winchester* against all comers^Mc 1 ntosh and t he other pr isoners were taken^to the pr'n ^n pen, five miles southwest of^Purceli, and placed under a strong guard.^^sbutoneot the marshals was wounded^and his Injury is trilliug, the charge id^murder cannot he brought against the men.^They may be trlod for resisting arrest, hut^the belief ig they will tie released after^Oklahoma Is opeu. A detachment of the^Fifth cavalry Is expected here to morrow^aud a scout will probably result In the dis^^covery of many other outfits. Kate to night^It Is reported a large number of Tcxans^who have encamped on the Wichita are on^their way to Purcell. This causes fear^that they will attempt to rescue the prison^ers.
Washington,April 19 -ln reply to a^communication from the commissioner of^the general land office Secretary Noble to^^day rendered a decision relative to town-^sites in Oklahoma: 1 am In receipt of your^communication of the 15th relative to the^application of the Capital Townsite and^Improvement company, asking permission^to locate and enter certain lands In the^Ottbrie aud Kingfisher land districts for^townsltes In Indian territory, said applica^tloo having been referred by the depart^^ment to your office. 1 concur in the views^expressed by ynu In your ssid communlca^tlon, that there is no authority to grant ttie^applications of the Oklahoma Capital City^Townsite and Improvement company^to enter the lands ss now pre.^senled and I am also of the opinion^the provisions of the act of March 4, 18M9,^providing for entries of lands for townsltes^under sections 2.K7K and 2.3HH. Knvised^statutes, do not apply to corporations of^this character. Although the president^migh' have power to reserve lands for^townsite purposes under section 2 SHU of the^Kevised Statutes such reservation could^not he made for the benefit of a corpora^^tion of this character, but would be dis-
Ksed of In the manner now provided by
Mil of Wacoas.
AkkansarCity, April IV ^Thechange^of date for crossing the Cherokee Strip line^by the Oklahoma settlers from tfu 19th, to^day, to jesterday, the lHth, made the nutn^her of wagona In the first batch to cross the^line smaller than it would otherwise have^been. Succeeding events show the change^to have been a wise one. Despite the five^miles of wagons which went Into the strip^yesterday morning, the Influx during the^rest of the day was enormous. Word that^the movement would occur to day had be^^come wide spread to the north and many^settbrswho otherwise would have been^here for the start remained In their camps^until the afternoon of yesterday. Tate in^the day there continued to be an almost^continuous stresrn of wagons on Summit^street Most of the afternoon arrivals^ramped here last night and proceeded this^m Tiling. Only a few entered the Strip^tor there Is but one stream between Horse^and salt Creek fork fit to camp on and^that is only five miles from the north line^of the Strip.
UiiUBSKi.*,April 19.^The Belgian gov^^ernment has decided to send a notice to^Gen. Boulanger to the ^ fleet that he will^not be allowed to conspire against France,^a nation friendly to Belgium.
AGreat Fire at New York Covering^a Half Mile and Destroying^Valuable Property.
TheLoss Nearly Four Millions, the^New York Central Railroad Being^a Sufferer.
r'alrbanh'a Krtliirr^ !^^^! roy*d, llrttdr*^siorr House* Mlled W illi Mui-h t o.tl^^SWrvhaiidlM'.
NewYokk, April 19 -The largest and^fiercest fire witnessed here for years swept^ttie east bank of North river to-day from^B9th street to what would be Win street If^that street ran to the river. Itdeslroved^more than a million dollars worth of prop^^erty belonging to the New York Central^railroad company, and half a million dol^lars worth of lard, flour and the like be^^longing to other persons, notably N- K^Fatrbank, the great Chicago lard merchant.^The tlsmes destroyed two big elevators of^the Vanderbllt system, a big brick building^stretching from 59th to nOth street,^and occupied jointly by the Kan hank lard^refinery aud the Kiwstlter sum s snd wiped^out the dock property of the New VOrk^Central railroad from Fift^ ninth to past^Sixty fifth street. Henry Kenning, a^workman in the Falroank refinery, was^killed by jumping from a third story win^^dow. Many others were Injured by jump^ing, but in the great confusion attending^the con Hag ral ion the names snd extent of^the injuries of but very few were obtained.^Itumors were rife alt evening that a mini^her of workmen had been caught and^hnrned in the refinery, but It has been im^^possible to vent) them.
Thefire broke cut in the northeast corner^of the Kairbsnk Kefinery. How, nnlHtdy^knows. Soaked in grease, the old build^^ing was in ttames in an instant. The men^at work In every story dropped their tools^and ran to save their lives. The staircases^were columns of tlmues and the windows^presented the only means of escape. Tur-^sued close by the tire, the men flung them^selves out headlong, and how many there^were uo one could tell. Many who came^out were picked ut^ and earned away by^thetr friends. The tire hsd soon swept^through the length of the building and shot^over towards the big grain elevators of the^New York Central railroad.
Betweenthe place where the engines^were stationed and the elevators were^twenty-seven railroad tracks which uo tire^engine could crosi, and next the I'nion^stockyards, a half mile of broad enclosure^and pens equally Impassable. There was^uo way for the tire engine to reach the etc^vatora except along Sixtieth street, past^the tunning building, and that street, atter^two engines hsd fought their way past,^was blockaded by falling walls. Further^more, near the elevators was only one^small water pipe. Fire boats were sent for^and several of them mm in began work In the^heroic struggle to save the elevators, but it^was iu vain. The tremendous heat from^across the street dried and warped the^wood work of the big frame building under^Its corrugated Iron sheet and in a short^time elevator ^A^ was on fire and burning^fiercely.
Soonafter the walls *of the Kosslter^stores fell, releasing tons and tons of hum^ing merchandise that rolled in blazing^heaps in every direction. This tnrreesed^the heat and names, and the efforts of the^firemen seemed entirely useless. AImmU^this time the stockyard pens were cleared^out. At 7 o'clock elevator B caught fire,^and the scene had then, In the growing^darkness, a lurid effect which made the^speetscle one of awful grande ,r.
Thesecond elevator was entirely con^^sumed also. At 11 o'clock to night, when^the fire was gotten undercoi.tr 1, the half a^mile of ruins sent out a furnace heat. The^^ ^lunate lohses are as follows: The Kosstt^ter stores, contents, S900.000; the Wilcox^company, stock, ftlfto.ooo; elevator A, $HO0,^(MM); elevator B, $760,000; dock l^, contents,^$200,000; tlock A, $K5 000; the Wilcox^building, $^^0 000; total, VS.m.OOO. The^loss to trie property of the New York QasV^trai company la covered by Insurauce. The^Wilcox company's stock was insured for^$100,000.
Ata late hour to-night it Is said four^men were iu the ruins of the Wilcox Com^^paq's building,
TilMl* Kieeullffn !^ Indiana l^^inl*l^*^liioiml Fori amllh. Ark.
Vincknnkh,Ind., April 19 -Sylvester^Grubb was hanged at 11 o'clock for the^murder of his sweet heart,Gert rude Downey,^at Princeton, lud., last September, in full^view of several thousand people. The girl^refused to have anything more to do with^him, aud he shot her three times and then^tried i., kill himself, but the pistol failed to^gooff. He came near being lynched. He^escaped a few weeks ago, hut was re^captured. ^^n the scaffold he said he bad^much to say, but declined to talk hecauM*^reporters were present. His neck was^broken.
FohtSmith, Ark., April 19.-Malachl^Allen, a one armed negro, and James^Mills, a half Indian, were hanged this^afternoon. Both their necks were broken.^Allen protested his innocence. He waa^convicted of murdering Shadrack Peters^and Silas Tove in the Chickasaw nation^last July. Mills killed John Wlndon, a^negro, near Newokee, on the Seminole^reservation, December, IKH.7.
ArkansasKlrvllon Trluls.^I.ini k K'h h. April 19. -The federal^court for the eastern district of Arkannas^has been in session two weeks luvestiga^Ing the charges of fraud aud Intimidation^in the election held in November. To-day^Keubeii W. Harden, a gray haired man^from ! nion county, was sentenced to two^years In the penitentiary for driving a^negro away from the polls and refusing to^allow him to cast his ballot. Thomas W.^Hanshy, of Cleveland county, was fin* d^$500 for interfering with an election super^^visor In Kungsland, fClevciand county.
Ibe trial Of the three Judges of election at
IMummersville,where the Im x was stolen,^will nut bo concluded until to-mojrow.
MoiilMnlamat i In. ^^i
Cimaoo, April 19 - JSpecial to the In^^dependent.)^Political sachems of Mon^^tana converted ttie Grand Taclfic into a^wigwam to-day. The chiefs were Col. C.^A. Broadwater, L H. Hershfield, Commo^^dore T. C. Power, his brother, J. W. Tower,^and Isaac I). McCutcheon. Hershfield^would neither deny nor affirm that he is a^candidate for the T'nited States senator-^ship. He said he could hardly blame Bus-^sell Harrison for advocating McCutcheon^fur governor, as he was under great obliga^^tions to htm socially arid in a business^way.
Wamiiinotun,April 19^The president^made the following appointments to-day:^Solon W. Stocking, of New York, to be^examiner In chief is the patent offi -e; Har^^rison Kelly, of Jacksonville, ore , to be re^^ceiver of public moneys at Drews*y, On ,^James W. Havden, of Olympls, W. T , to^be receiver of public moneys at Seattle,^W. T.j Jay B. Huntington, of Oregon, to^be register of the land office at Drews* y.^Ore.
Minm\April 19^ There is no
changeof any consequence In the street^railway strike. Seventy-five cowboys ar^^rived from Kansas City this morning to^take the places of the strikers, but have^not yet gone to work. The cars are run^^ning with occasional minor disturbances.
al^cr^um Vaaael Tcmi Hlj-h ror tha^Cash Available.
Washington,April 19.^The board of^bureau officers which has been considering^proposals received for building an armored^coast detonate veaael, has completed Its^work and reported to the secretary of the^navy. It Is undersUMMl the board finds It Is^not possible to build a vessel under the^lowest bid, $1,614,000, and comply with the^terms of the act of congress, which fixes^the total cost of naval rauie, batteries and^other naval structures to be built under Its^authorizttlon, st 92,(10^000. Out of^this total must come the ar^^mor for a coast defense vessel,^which Isnot to be furnished ay the con^^tractor, ami which will cost I^UI00, an^^chors, busts, etc., and a aubuiarine boat^for which proposals were received some^months ago. Altogether there wouid be a^di licit of #100.0110 if the lowest bid for^building this powerful vessel was accepted.^The next move of the department. If the^report Issccepted by Secretary Tracy, will^be to re-siivertise for proposals and If that^falls to secnr* a reduction then to appeal^to congress for au Increase in the limits of^the total cost.
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An Knglne In th* Ithu-k 4'anuu Hurled^from tlo Trax-k.
liKNVKU,April 19. -A Montrose, Col.,^special ssys: A fatal accident occurred on^the Kio (irande road at 1 o'clock this morn^^ing. While the Salt Take express waa^running through Black canon a huge land^slide came tearing down the side of the^canon, several Immense boulders striking^the engine, throwing it from the track and^hurling It down a thirty foot embankment^tu the UuQulaon river TheLengine in the^d^ scent turned over several times, crushing^the tiremsn, Wm. North, to death. Kn-^gineer Kysn was caught underneath a por^^tion of the machinery and pinioned to the^bed of MM river and nearly drowned before^rescued. He Is also seriously Injured In^terually. N Ine of tin coaches were thrown^from the ttack and on account of the mar^Ing waters It was some minutes before the^oassengeri and crew knew of the accident.^I'he train waa descending the canon at the^usual speed and it la supposed the Jar of^the train started some loose rocks from the^top of the canon eeveral hundred feet^above, and these rolling down started^others, tneresulng In size, until, when It^struck the unfortunate euglne, it bud be^^come a tremendous slide of huge boulders^and rocks.
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Wahiunoton,April 19.^Tlte war de^^partment is in receipt dally of miulsitlon^for ordnance and ijuaitertnaater stores for^the equipment of the militia under the an^^nual appropriation of 9400,000. In the ter^^ritories particularly there are signs of ac^^tivity amoDg the tulllUa forces. The old^orgauizationa are gradually changing their^equipment to conform to that of the regu^^lar army. It ts thought there will be fully^60,000 militiamen in New York on the oc^^casion of the centennial celebration. This^Is thought to be significant of the wonder^^ful efficiency of the present organization,^making It posalble to concentrate an army^of well (frilled and well equipped soldiers^within a day at a.moat any of the Impor^^tant cities ^^r Hie Atlantic coast Within^forty elghi hours for preparation an aruiv^of nearly 75,000 soldiers could be gathered.
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St.Torts, April 19. -Information from^Tyle county, Alabama, Is to the * fleet that^five Mormon missionaries were severely^whipped snd driven from that county last^Monday niKht. These men had been hold^^ing meetings among the Ignorant clssses in^the country and had formed a colony to go^to Utah. M on i ia \ night some forty citizens^of the northern part of the county, without^the slightest attempt at disguise, surround^^ed the house of tild Irons, a recent convert,^who was entertaining the five missionaries.^Without delay they weretaaen out, stripped^to the waist anil lied in a row. Then each^of the regulators, with a long switc h, struck^tack prisoner a sounding blow. Hy the^time the last Mow was given two of the^men had United and the others were wet^with b o d After the whipping, t'ie men^were given a thick coat of tar and feathers^and they were warned to leave instantly or^suffer death. The names of the Mormons^sre Asa Hlxon, J. IT Hagadoru, M. Miller,^Johu W. Pearce aud Tncle Morrison.
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st.Tai l, April Jtl -There haa been^considerable bitter feeling In both houses^of the legislature for several weeks over^the bills relating to the land grants of the^Diiluth A Winnipeg railroad. Measuree^to confirm the forfeiture of the grant for^failure to fulfill the charter obligations^have been defeated once or twice and the^local papers have charged bribery. To^^night a bill passed by the senate forfeiting^the land grante is discovered to have been^mysteriously abstracted from the room of^the house committee to which It waa re^^ferred and Its friends are on the war path-^Sensational reports were stloat this after^no..n totheefTe^ct that warranU were out^for the arrest of thirteen persons for brib^^ery and corruption. The reports cannot^be traced to any authentic source, how^ever, and probably have no foundation.
Th*rub lie I'rtniar Klfht.
Washington,April IU -Frank W. rai^^nier, of Illinois, has loomed up during the^put few days as a dangerous competittor^against Ostmrne, of Tos Angeles, for pub^^lic printer. He Is a newspaper man, hav^^ing edited the Dei Moines, la Register^before Clarkson, now assistant postmaster-^general, took It, andsubs^^|U'.mtIy waso** the^Dhlosato Inter Ocean. He was In congress^from Iowa when Harrison waa a congress^^man. He fsaald to be Harrison's personal^preference. 04borne's friends are making^a desperate struggle In his behair, and Os^^tmrne himself hsd a close consultation^with Secretary Halford on the subject to-^day.
Supportersof the other candidates claim^that Palmer's appointment cannot be made^because the bureau of engraving snd print^^ing has been promised toCapt. Meredith.^These two places, they say, would never^he given to I llinnfe. Gen. Palmer's^chances, therefore, can only rest on the^improbable possibility that Mr. Meredith^may resign all claims upon the administra^^tion.
TheCity Government of El Paio^Forcibly Taken Possession of by^a Republican Mayor.
AGentleman Who Thinks He Is tha^Law and a Canvassing Board
Provided for the Kalthrul.
WhoOaly HurraBder to tha Mar^^shal -Tha People Inaiguant.
Ki.paso,April 18 ^The contested city^election took a new turn yesterday. For^several days past the old mayor, a republl^can, and the old council, composed of five^democrata and three republicans, has been^sitting as a canvassing board hearing argu^^ments t mm the lawyers of the democratic^and republican contestants. Iu the after^^noon an adjourned meeting of the old board^was held at the city hall. The mayor pre^^sided and put a motion, made by a demo-^crstlc member. Another motion waa made^by a democratic member, when the mayor^sprang to his feet and declined to recognize^bun. He pulled the election returns from^his pocket and announced that he proposed^to nave the vote counted. A democratic^councilman moved to ad morn. The mayor^ruled him out of order. Seeing the mayor^wss determined not to put the motion or^recognize a democratic alderman, the tve^democratic members left the hall, thua^leaving the council without a quorum. In^the face of uo quorum the mayor^Instructed the city clerk to take^down the returns, as he read them.^There being no quorum the clerk^declined to act The mayor then desig^^nated a clerk and had the vote counted^without a i|uorum, aud declared the muni^^cipal ticket elected. The republican con^^testants were sworn In and the usurping^in ivor began to swesr in special police,^after appointing the old city marshal and^the police force to act. He then tried to^get into the city safe. While working at^the combination the marshal sent a police^^man to guard the safe. The roliceman^pushed the usurping mayor back and took^chsrgeof the safe. At this moment the^noiicenisn waa covered with a double^barrelled shotgun tn the hands of one of^the usurping party. Klve cases of Win^Chester rifles were procured and put in the^hands of the special police sworn in by the^usurping mayor and the other republic^who nan assembled.
thenIn charge of^republicans, who^to two i regular city^Associated Press^democrats made
Thecity hall was^an anui d posse of^refused admittance^policemen and the^reporter. The^no demonstration
TheHa*^ Hall Keeord.
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AtPhiladelphia AthMU-s, 8; Brook^^lyn, V.
At Tuuliville-Touisvllle, 5; Kansas
AtBaltimore^First game^Baltimore,^IS; Columbus, 5. Second game^Baltimore,
llat^^... Hope Left.^New Yokk, April IV.^All the steamers^i which could have been In the neighborhood^! of the wrecked ateamer Denmark have ar-^1 rived, but no tidings of those on board^] have been received. The only hope is they^i have been picked up by a aaillng vease.^and taken probably to the Azores station
buthad their lawyers swear out an Injunc^^tion, which was granted by the district^judge, preventing the usurping mayor^from acting and putting the citv hali in the^hands of the court The sheriff served the^Injunction and took possession of the city^hall. The armed posse at the city hall dis^^persed quietly after the sheriffs visit, and^at 10 o'clock the old city council met with^a quorum and adjournal. The old mayor^having refused to rccognw. the old council,^Councilman Johnson presided and ap^^pointed a large force of special police to^act with the city marshal. Tke man whom^the usurping mayor appointed captain of^special poll, e is not a risldeut of Texaa.^(Jreat Indignation is ei pressed at the armed^mob In the city hall and the attempt of the^old mayor to act without a quorum of the^council.
Kxcitementstill runs high and an India-^creet word or move may lead to a regular^slaughter. Krakauer, the republican^usurper who tsssjfe charge of the city hall^yesterday evening) ana who was ordered^u^ surrender all the city property and Mis^perse his mob, was arrested this morning^for contempt of court in refualug to dis^^close the combination of the city safe In^which the citv records and seal are stowed,^and the combination of which he changed^while In possession of the hall last night^At 11 o'clock to night his trial is tn pro-
f;ressand the court room Is crowded with^iiiudredsof excited men. If he is sent to^iallarow Is anticipated. It Is positively^learned this evening that Krakauer has^been tendered the services of 800 Mexi^^cans.
Uedurtlonto Montana 1'olnU from Ht. I'aul^Over the Northern I'aelttc.
PresidentThomas K, Oakes upon his re^^turn from the east to St. Paul immediately^replied to the communication addressed to^htm by the Helena board of trade on the^matter of stop-over privileges for this point.^From his reply it will be seen that stop^^over privileges have not been obtained, an^alleged special to a Helena print to the^contrary notwithstanding, although the^concession matte in the matter of rates to^Helena Is equally as good, If not better.^The letter is addressed to Kobert C.^Walker, secretary of the Helena board of^trade. It says:
Responseto your communication of^USd ultimo, transmitting an exlr ct of the^minutes ot your board, has been delayed^by my absence from St. Paul. 1 can only^explain our position in the matter of stop^^over privileges by recital of the history of^the apparent concessions accorded to^Spokane Kails, which seems to be an un^^just discrimination against other towna.^Itefore giving this, however, I would say^that a reduction in our settlers' rate to Hel^^ena and Butte from Si- 50 to S26 haa been^determined upon, to go into effect in May,^1st proximo. In order to place Montana^points on par with those farther west.^When this rate goes Into effect there will^probably be no occasion for dissatisfaction^on the part of your people.
Inreciting ttie history of the stop-over^on \ ilege at Spokane Kills, Mr Oakes SSVS^this waa done through an arrangement^when the Transcontinental association^was first formed, to enable second-class^through Pacific coast passengers, not ac^^quainted with the country, to examine^casually the region west of the mountains^between an agreed point some 800 miles^east of the coast. The Northern Pacific^then adopted Spokane Kails aa its^point for stop-over privl'eges. After^the reorganization of the sssoctatlon^the southern lines changed their minds^on the subject and seemed determined^to force a discontinuance of the practice.^The Northern Pacific advertising material,^however, was scat ten d through the coun^^try and the road could not consistently dis^^continue the practice. Any attempt to^extend the stop-over privilege further east^would be futile, Mr. Oakes says, and would^simply result In breaking up the transcon^^tinental association.
SecretaryWalker, of the Board of Trade,^Is plessed with the result, and believes the^settlers rates to this point will be of more^benefit than a stop-over privilege, aa it will^leave travelers here, and If they choose^may purchaae tickets farther weat at the
Hkxkna,April IV.^Kdltor of the Inde-^dependent: Your pre** dispatches, this^morning are in error in stating tnat the^Western Passenger association made a re^^duction of S7 50 on second class rates from^Chicago to Helena This redaction waa^brought about by our local trunk lines weat^of st. Paul, Independent of the roads^running into Chicago, and waa made a^short time ago, and there haa been no^further reduction made hy the association^between these points. The action reported^In the dispatch merely amounted to a ratifi^^cation of that reduction. The St Paul^roads deserve the credit of this reduced^schedule, and It Is an injustice to have the^Impression go out that this reduction waa^first urged or suggested by the association^and not by our own lines. Jar.
Wslromlagapamldtna;.^CHicaao, April 19 -To night Manager^Spauldlhg and his ball teams returned to^Chicago. The event waa celebrated by a^street parade and a hotel banquet where^covers were laid for 800 persons and ap^^propriate speeches were made.