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HELENA, MONTANA TERRITORY, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 8 18b9.
AHfl^-na House that carries^as large a Clothing Stock as^any house went of Chicago.
Thathandles the productions^of the very finest manufactur^^ers of the country.
Thatmarks all goods in plain^figures, and the only house in^the city that is
Youpays your n DMJ and^you takes y^^ur ehojer.*'
Thereare hats and tlia-n again^there are Hats^and many hats^that wear weil^and there are^hats that wear well and look^well. The only hat we know^that combines durability and^elegance is the ^Miller.^^Have you ever had one ^^Then don't wait a min^ute, but go and get one while^the stock is large because il you^wait you are liable to come up^^wanting.^' We are sole agents^for those celebrated manufac^^turers, ^Hickerson ^S: Brown,^^whose productions for the last^twenty years have been consid^ered ^au fait^' by those who are^supposed to be the ^Arbiters^of Fashion.
Don'tfail to get a Miller^Hat. Then again we are well^fixed in Spring Wear. Did^vou examine our line of cloth^^ing, Nobby Suits, Stylish Cut^^aways and Stately Prince 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 stylish blue sack suit, low^rolled collar, silk faced. We^are the only house in Montana^that shows this style very hand^^some. Only, $2^^.
Anotherattraction is a Spring^Overcoat, silk lined which to^^gether with the sleeve linings^are the 6anie as the goods, very^stylish, made by Benjamin (.not^Harris/, of New York. We de^^fy a tailor to match it for $6i^.^You can have it for half the^money. We have them at all^prices as low as $^.f^0.
Itmakes 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 quicker than the usual^course of trade so we have put^the knife into a number of lots^and the very life blood of pro^^fits How from our sales. Just^think, a nice Nobby suit any of^four different styles ad wool^and only a ten dollar bill puts^one of them on your back.
S00doz. ties just arrived^^100 doz. from Wilson Bros, of^Chicago^you know them^and^100 doz. from Howell of Phila^delphia, strangers to this tiade,^but dandy tie makers. Come^and look at the goods they^make and if you don't buy a^tie or two you can take.
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 territ^rv. Price list^and rules for self-measurement.
TOGOI P HIGHER.
COM.RELATIONALOi.\ KEREN! E.
Situatedon Montara Avenue Just North^of Flower Garden Addition.
TheNorthern Pacific Gets a Decision^^ %3 Favor in Its Butte Right^of Way Case.
TheSite of this Addition is a Beautiful Knoll, and the Seer^on all Sides is Unsurpassed. tST BUILDING HAS ALKF V^L^ ).MMENCED _^The CATHOLIC COLLEGE GR' -^DS^adjoin it on the .\uKTii. Only six minutes walk fi..n the^Northern Pacific Depot.
LargeLots, Cheap Prices, Easy Terms.
SixtyLots sold the lirst day th*^ Addition was on the Market.^No better Lots were ever Offered in this City for Safe Invest^^ment and Quick Profits.
SoleAgents, Risiin- l. Jami:i Second Floor First National Bank Buililbg. Kn-^trance comer (trand and Jackson street*.
nceyDepew Explains to a Senate^Committee the Advantages of^the Pooling System.
Thetgr^. ii,^ hi Between the Northern Pa-^i ihi Mild the V\ i,^ un.iii Central a* It^plained l^^ Trustee Abbott.
FineCarriages, Buggies and Road Wagons,
Landaus,Coupes and Phaetons,
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Sihuttl*-r's Montana Lumber and Quartz Wagon Gears. Farm^Wagons, Harness, Etc.
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Hitte. May 7 ^[Special to the Inde^^pendent I^The nuestion as to the right to^terminal fsci.ities between the Northern^Pacific and Montana Central railroads,came^up for trial in the district court this after^^noon. The Montana Central bought up a^large quantity of ground near their depot,^winch the .Northern Pacific has had con-^laajt The Montana Central having^made no use of it ft r railroad purposes, the^commissioners approved by the court ren^^dered an award of f^5,00^ damages, and the^court issued an order giving the Northern^!'..-.-e possession of the ground. Col^M r.itclieon to day moved to set aside the^or ler as pre judicial to the Montana Cen^^tral's case, in showing that the latter had a^greater pub ic necessity for the ground.^Col. Sanders replied for the Northern Puri^^ne an'l the cour; overru'ed the motion. The^cam wiii i^e taken to the supreme court on^this decision.
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NewYoke, May 7.^The senate commit^^tee investigating the wotking of the inter^^state commerce law, resumed its latmrs^this morning. Chauncy M. Depew. of the^New York Central, was the first witness.^He gnvr au opinion on Hie workings of the^interstate law, and to a question as to what^amendment he could suggest to protect^Amerxa i road-, said roads doing business^in this country, whether Mexican or Oh -
tian, should be made to comply with lb^law, as the American roads arc^cnt it was very easy for the Can^adian roads to get large quantities^of freight Ly means of rebates.
Tools^ he considered a good thing and^thought they should have been permitted.^The tendency ot all roads is to lower^treight rates, and so no amount of ^pool^^ing^ could affect this tendency. The inter^^state commerce law, by making the roads^publish rates, bad given the stronger roads^more business and taken it away from the^weaker roads proportionate ly. The inter^^state law will never be effective nor opera-^time until in some form or other you have^legaliz-d the ^pool.
SenatorPiatt^Don't you think it would^have been better it goods destined to^points within the United States borders^fivil never been allowed to go through.
IK-pewIf you go back to that, yes; but^1 think it is now an existing fact.
Duringthe discussion on the merits of^^pooling.^ Senator Harris asked whethe r^the $500,000 testified to by President King^as the annual share of the Erie road, was^not wrung from the pockets ot shippers.^^1 do not understand it that way,^ replied^Depew. ^The Erie could not get rates^over our road, for instance, and therefore it^was a question whether we should pay it a^satisfactory amount to maintain rates, or^lie plunged in a ruinous war.
Dt|^ew was followed by General Manager^Joseph Ilickson. of the Grand Trunk.^Hickson described the road and its ter^^minal, and after some questioning finally^acknowledged the Grand trunk practi^^cally controlled the rates between Chicago^and Portland. Their business in the United^states, the witness said, waa carried on in^accordance with the spirit of the interstate^law, and they made no increase in their^local rates to recover on possible losses of^longer hauls.
ChairmanCullom asked, ^Suppose we^make it an obligation upon the Canadian^roads to obey the interstate law 7
Ithink that would be an international^question,^ replied Hickson.
Thelast witness of the day was First^Vice-President Felton. of the Erie railroad.^His discourse was largely explanatory of^the Erie's methods and its loss since the^abolishment of the pool. In his opinion a^legalized ^pool^ under the control of the^interstate commission would be an excel^^lent thing both for the shippers and the^railroads
Detail*of the Contracts Made W ilh the^u i-..ii-; ii Central.
NewYork special: Vice-President Ab^bott. ^^t the Wisconsin Central railroad, to^day gave details of the deal by which the^Northern Pacific secured an entrance to^Chicago over the lines of the former roaJ.^Mr. Abbott, who is also one of the trustees^of the Wisconsin Central, said: ^There is,^first, a cintract between the Wisconsin^C^ ntral system of roads between Ashland.^Si. Paul and Chicago, covtring rail con^^nections from the Northern Pacific tir^initial at Ashland, on Lake Superior and^the city of St. Paul, to the terminal system^of the Chicago * Great Western railroad^company in the city of Chicago; second,^the approval of the contract between the^Wisconsin Central company and the^Chicago ,v (ireat Western company for ter^^minal accommodations in Chicago^for the benefit of the Wisconsin Central^company and its associate, at a rental of^$35o.uoo per annum and a proportion of^maintenance, tic: third, a contract be^^tween the Northern Pacific railroad com^pany and the Wisconsin Central company,^aeclaring the Northern Pacific company^to be its associate and entitl, d to share In^the benefits ot its terminal contract with^the Chicago A Great Western railroad com^^pany. In general the effect ot this arrange^^ment is in substance tills: The Wi-c ^n*lu^Central receives Nwthern Pacific business^at Ash'aud and St Paul and delivers it in^Chicago, and receives in Chicago business^destined for the Northern Pacific. The^W sconsin Central divides its own gross^earnings in^o two portioos, r^5 per^cent, and 35 per cent. It retains^35 per cent. for its own sole^use, .^nil appropriates the sixty-five per cent^to operating expenses and certain improve^^ments tending to reduce operating ex^^pense* If the operating expenses are less^than H5 per cent, the Northern Pacific aa^^c^ ives a sum ^ ii'ial to one halt the differ^^ence in consideration of the business it^gives t-t the Wisconsin Central. If the op^^erating expenses exceed ^io per cent the^Wisconsin Central will pay not exceeding^21, per cent of tins exct ss out of its 35 per^cent, and will divider one half of any ex^^cess of operating expenses above iJT1^ per^cent or the gross earnings equal between^the Wisconsin Central and trie Northern^Taclfic companies. The Northern Pacific,^however, is not bound to pay Ha one^half of such excess excepting out^if future profit* received under the^cm tract u ith the Wisconsin Central. Com^^plete haimony of operations is secured by
Atpre.- appropriate agreements; so that, while the^1 Wisconsin Central retails entire and abs^e^lute control of its own property, its man- |^agement, operations and rates, these mat- I^ters will be adjusted as to be advantageous^and satisfactory to the Northern Pacific.^The latter secures for the business whii h^it thus sends to Chicago and points beyond,^from the Wisconsin Central system, the j^benefit of the Chicago * (ireat Western^terminals, which already include within^the limits of Chicago over 175 acres of^ground, in addition to its great transfer^yard of 1M) acres on the outskirita of Chi-^ctgo. It also shares in the net profits ^ f^the terminal company in excess of $H0O,-^000 per annum, and will be enabled to^connect directly through the agency of the^Wisconsin Central With all eastern lines^centering in Chicago, and to receive and^deliver freight and passengers in the pas-^s- nger and treight stations of the Chicago^A (ireat Western, now erecting on the cor^^ner of Fifth avenue and Harrison street.^The arrangement for interchange of trart ^^^and running connections goes into effect^on July 1 next, and lasts ninety-nine years.^The negotiation has been protracted in or^^der to secure the full understanding and^hearty approval of all parties interested,^because all parties alike are to be greatly-^benefited by the result. As to the North^ern Pacific, that road will be enabled^henceforth to deal at first bands and form^alliances with all the great eastern and^southern roads coming to Chicago. It will^no longer be obliged to deal at arms length^through other roads, which have at least^tqual interests in diverting business from^it to Omaha and Kansas City.
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Washington,May 7.^The publicroom^of the interstate commerce commission, in^which public hearings are held, presented^an animated appearance this morning, due^to the presence of a large number of rail^^road people, who came to Washington as^representatives of their roads, pursuant to^the order of the commission issued April^lrt. requiring the presence of representa^^tives if twenty-six carriers, most of them I^w estern roads, to set forth what commie :^slon each of them pays upon sales of pas^^senger tickets and to whom, and how this^busine-s is conducted. Several of the roads |^had fiied answers with the commission,^but the majority answered through accred- !^ittd representatives. The general import :^of the testimony was that the roads were |^paying commissions in accordance with the^rates established by the western^passenger agents association, and^that the roads were acting under^this agreement; which was generally^faithfully observed to the betterment of the^service. Several railroad representatives^in their testimony declared no demoraliza^^tion existed on account of commission pay^^ing, and none was anticipated. General^I i..:!. Managt r Clarke, of the Chicago.^St- Paul. Minneapolis A Omaha road, said^he regarded the ^ tfect of the agreement be^^tween the various passenger associations^west of Chicago, regarding commissions,^as a great improvement over the demoral^^ized condition of business previous to the^agreement. The money made by commis^^sion agents had been considerably reduced^owing to the stoppage of the payment of^commissions by many of the east^ern trunk lines. The eommn^a ^ns i aid last year by his company^amounted to more than $7 000. General^Passenger Agent Bupgles. of the Michigan^Centra', said his company pays no com^^missions, nor does it allow its agents to ac^cept them. An exception was made on^emigrant business and on some Pacific^c ^ast business G neral Passenger Agent^Faerie, of the Pennsylvania lines west of^Pittsburg, said his company bad paid no^commissions since the passage of the inter^^state law.
1tah t.ets a New t.oternor^ Palmer Tor^I'nhlic I ' .no r
Washington,May 7.^The president^made the following appointments today:^Luther I.. Thomas, of Salt Lake, to be gov^^ernor of Utah: Elijah Sells, of Salt Lake,^to be secretary of Utah: Perry J. Anson, of^Idaho, to be register of the land office at^Ulackfoot, Idaho: William II. Dannleon,^of Idaho, to be receiver of public moneys at^Itlackfoot, Idaho; Joseph F. BenneM, ^ f^New Mexico, to be agent for Indians at the^Mescalem agency. New Mexico.
Thepresident this evening appointed^Frank W. Palmer, of Illinois, to be public^printer. Theodore Koosvelt. of New Yoik,^and Hugh S. Thompson, of South Car .^lina, to be civil service commissioners.
Palmerwas born in Manchester, lnd., in^1^7. and at the age of 15 was apprenticed^to learn H e printing trade. He first worked^as a journey man in New Y'ork city and^then removi it to Jamestown, N. Y., where^for ten years he was the publisher and edi^^tor of the Jamestown Journal. He was a^member ~t the New York assembly in 1*53^and 1854. In 1H54 he removed to Iowa and^became editor and part owner of the^Duouque Times. In lstio he was elected^state printer, holding the office for eight^years. While at Des Moines, as a printer,^he secured control of the State Kegister,^the paper now owned by First-Assi-tant-^Postinaster-tieneral Clarkson. In 186K he^waa elected representative of Iowa to the^Forty-first congress and waa re-elected to^the Forty second congress. After leaving^congress Palmer bought ar interest in the^Chicago Inter Ocean.
TheFirst I^ay'^ Sevaton of Montana Kep-^re*entat 11 e* at Li \ tna**w^n.
LivixesTos.May ^. ^ [Special to the ln-^d-pendent ]^ The delegates to the confer^^enceofthe Congregational churches here^began to arrive last night and were all^present by 11 o'clock to day. There are^present the pastors of the Congregational^churches of Montana with their lay dele^^gates, and also Kev. W. S Hawkes, of^Salt Lake City, superintendent of the^American Home Missionary Society work^iu Utah: Kev. II. C. Simmons, superinten^^dent of the san.e Miciet) in No tli Dakota^and eastern Montana, and Kev. William^Ewing, superintendent of the Sunday^school wora of the denomination in North^Dakota.
Adescription of the more^prominent members of the confer^^ence may be of interest. Kev.^W. S. Hawhes is a scholarly clergyman of^the old orthodox type, straight as an ar^row, and goes straight to the point in^every decision. Kev. H. C Simmons,^known in Dakota as ^The Hustler.^ Is a^man of thoroughly practical business^methods. Kev. Ewing is one of the most^genial members of the conference, and is^thoroughly poised in himself and seldom^shows any symptoms of excitement. Kev.^S A. Wallace, of Hillings, is a fiery, im^^petuous business-like talker and has been^in Montana from the commencement of the^denomination's work. Kev. F. D.^Kelsey. of Helena, the pastor of^Uie foremost church of the^denomination in the territory, is a man of^long and varied experience in the ministry,^| and is proficient in certain branches of sci^^ence, being perhaps one of the best botan^^ists in the territory. The Kev. W. C. Fow^^ler, pastor of the Livingston Congrega^^tional church, strikes one as being pernaps^the most distinguished looking member of^the coaference. His brow is high and^broad, hair slightly tinged with gray and^his attributes as a scholar are of a very^high order. When be talks the words Mow^from his mouth deliberately and with tell^^ing force.
Theconference opened at 11 o'clock with^devotional exercises and the Kev. W. T.^Hawkes was chosen misderator for the en^^suing year, and immediately proceeded to^appoint the various committees. The mem^^bers of the conference then proceeded to^give interesting details as to their work^during the year. At 2 o'clock the confer^^ence convened for the afternoon session,^and an able paper on ^Hope^ was read by^Kev. S. A. Wallace, which elicited consid^^erable discussion by members of the^conference. Then followed reports^ot the different churches as to^the finances, increase of membership^and general prosperity. In the evening a^very able sermon was preached by Kev. F.^D. Kelsey, the retiring moderator. The^text was taken from Genesis, 12th chapter,^first four verses. Subject: Abraham as a^type of a man with a divine commission,^and, secondly, as a type of a man with a^divine promise. The subject was ably^handled by the reverend gentleman, and^the discourse was worthy of the highest^praise.
MenWho Know Talk About the Ef.^feet of the Failure of the Con.^ferenee in Paris.
Palmer,of the Butte and^Says Copper Will Not Go^Below Ten Cents.
Thei re*, hi aurplus and How It Will^I^Upoaad or^a Keturnad Tra^^l-^^era Views.
Pl.oKai ( ol.Mt i'onald fur sl,^ klnK River-.^In the West.
Washington,May 7.^Col. McDonald,^fish commissioner, sets forth the plans^made by him for the summer. At the re^^quest of the Ohio fish ^ommisaion the^t inted States commission added to its reg^^ular programme the distribution of pike^or perch, commonly called pickerel, eggs^and fry.collet ted and batched at Sandusky.^About N0.080 eggs were secured, and these^are now being planted in the waters of^Illinois, Ohio and western Pennsylvania.^The trip of the distributing car to Illinois^is reported to have been one of the most^successful ever made. The distribution^of shad eggs and fry is being conducted^from several hatcheries in the east.^The car leaves Washington to-morrew on^its second trip to the south with 4.000,000^eggs, going direct to Montgomery, Ala.,^where the distribution to local stre tins will^de made, ouring the summer season cars^will be engaged in the roil, ^^!inn and plant^^ing of indigenous fishes in the Mississppi^valley In the states of Nebraska. Illinois,^Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri, and new^hatcheries are to be located at Put-in-Uay^island. Lake Erie, which will be the largest^fish hatchery in the world, having a hatch^^ing capacity of 600,000,000 eggs^a year. At Evergreen Lake,^Colorado, and Baird's Point, Cal., several^steamers attached to the com mission have
Hcttk,May 7.^(Special to the Inde^^pendent.]^The all absorbing topic of con^^versation for the past two days has been^the failure of the copper conference to^agree at Paris, and the probable future of^the red metal. The general opinion of the^camp is briefly expressed in the following^interview held by your correspondent this^evening with Manager Palmer, of the^Butte and Boston. He said: ^It is scarce^^ly to be feared that copper will go below^ten cents a pound. The surplus is princi^^pally held by powerful English banking^houses, it has cost them at least seven^and one-half cents a pound, and^they cannot put it down In^New York for less than nine^and one half cents. It is not likely that^those strong financial concerns will sell it^at a loss. I do not believe (bat copper will^go below ten cents, and at that price all the^Butte copper companies can get along all^right. The surplus itself la not so for^tnldable as many think. It is about 160,000^long tons. The visible supply of the world^is seldom below 50,000 tons and has been as^high as S7.000 tons. When the French^syndicate took charge of affairs the^visible supply was 45,000 ton*,^and the lowest it has ever been.^Deducting this from the apparent surplus,^there is really only about 11*0,000 tons actual^surplus, whhtch is less than half what the^world consumed last year. For the present^year there haa been a great decrease in^production. The Anaconda output has^been cuitailed by its fire, and reliable news^from the lake region is that^one of the Calumet and Hecla^mills is to be shut down and t\-^other only partially operated. At the same^time a great increase in consumption can^^not be avoided. These causes will all work^in the direction of an easy disposition of^the surplus and it does not seem possible^that copper can get below ten cents.^ When^questioned in regard to the Butte and Bos^^ton, Mr. Palmer said that it woald con^^tinue operations just as if there had been^no change in the price.
He.nitor the Leaa-nr ud A*aoriatl^n^Uamea-On tha Eaatarn Tracka.^Iniuanapoi is. May 7.^Today s game^was closely contested, and in the first part^of the game it looked very much as if Pitts^^burg would win, but Sullivan's brilliant^piaving turned the tide, and Indianapolis^won by the following score Indianapolis,^10: Pittsburg 7. The batteries were, for^Indianapolis, Boyle and Myers; for Pitts^^burg, Mauie and Miller.
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Cleveland.May 7.^A doll and uniu^^cresting game was played here to-day.^The Chicago* won the game In the fifth^inning, when they scored three runs by^Ulakely failing to stop a hatted ball. The^only ones who could hit the ball were Van^Haltern and Strieker. Score^Cleveland,^S; Chicago, 8. The batteries were, for^Cleveland. Bakely and Snyder; for Chi^cago, Dwyer and Flint.
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Philadelphia.May 7.^The home^team won another game from New York^to-day, mainly through Buffinton's pitch^^ing and excellent fielding. Crane was also^effective. Score^Philadelphia. 8; New^York, 4. The batteries were: For Phila^^delphia, Bufhnton and Clements: for New^York, t rane and Brown.
Should Use Pura Water.
Waterwhich w mid be considered absolutely vile. will, by one filtration through^the JE WK r i FIL TKR. be placed in the first ela*^ of very pure waters. This will^be particularly exemplified in the reduction of the Albumiuoitl Ammonia, the most^important factor of the waters now used in this ^i;y.
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F.S LANG 8c CO., Helena.
WANTA K EC F.IYER.
lIn. .n.i Citizens I^e-irr the Home For^Inaurable* I'laeed in Other Hands.
Chicaoo,May 7.^A bill was tiled in the^circuit court by a number of prominent^citizens to-day asking for the appointment^of a receiver for the Home of Incurables^and an injunction against the managers.^The bill also asks for the removal of Presi^^dent Higinbothan, of the institution, and^Mrs. Barlow, the matron, for gross viola^^tions of the trust rep'wed in them. It is^claimed that helpless Inmates have been^frightfully abused and tortured. Thirty^cases are cited, some of them too horrible^for beiief. The matron and her attendants^are ch trged w ith causing the dt ath of s ime
patients.President Hiirinbothan alleges^that the charges are malicious and will be^refuted. The case promises to be a sensa^^tional one.
theirsummer's work laid out for them, and^it is of great importance. The Albatross I ^t any^will leave San Francisco about June 1. go-^ing as far ss the Privolow islands, in Retir^^ing sea, where a study will be made of the^seal fisheries, in accordance with the reso^^lutions of congress adopted last session, as^well as the general fisheries along the^southern Alaskan peninsula. On the way^up the Albatross wni leave a | art) of in
vestigatorsin Alaska, wutit examine | producers wouldn't agree
AMan Olreet from London Talk*.
Agentleman for many years prominent^^ly identified with one of Montana's heaviest^gold-producing mines arrived in the city^direct from London, yesterday, where he^has been sojourning for the past six^months. During his stay he viewed with^interest the rise and downfall of the copper
market,and is as well posted on the situa^^tion as any man in the country. An I nuk-^pendknt reporter met him at the Cosmo^^politan hotel and adduced the following in^^formation from him:
Hesays the only copper company of^Montana that is sure of uninterrupted^it erations is the Boston and Montana, of^Butte.
Whatis the situation of the copper^market ^^ asked the reporter.
Thesituation,^ be replied, ^is this: of^course you are aware of the collapse of the^syndicate. The syndicate at the time of^the collapse had 110,000 tons of copper in^stock, and on this borrowed 100,000.000^francs from Baron ILrsch, of Paris and^the Barings ot London at the rate of A'SO^per ton. This of course secured the^bankers, but the Sjciete des Metaux and^the Comptoir des Compte are the ueavy^losers. They have gone into liquidation.^This 110.000 tons of copper must be told.^Copper is now held at ^36 but within two^weeks it will fall to ^30 since the failure of^the Paris negotiations, at which an effort^was made to reach an agreement with the^American producers.
Whatis the outlook for the future P*^was then asked.
'Copper will not go to a high price again^until this surplus of 1^0,000 tons is disposed^of in some way. That alone is enough to^supply the world's consumption for a^whole year, if every mine waa to close^down. It will take from three to four^years to recover from the collapse. Besides^this surplus there is at least 120,000 tons on^the market and besides there is a large^amount in transit from the mines of Chili.^You see, these fellows, Hirsch and Baring,^have the copper supply and they must get^their money back, and by unloading this^supply on the market which they will do^. figure, is going to force prices down.^It was the intention if the American pro^ducers would curtail their production 20 t r^25 per cenL to form another syndicate to^hold the price up, but since this failed they^don't care as long as they succeed In recov^^ering their money. It was thought If the
AtLouisville^Brooklyn, 13; Louisville, 3.
AtSt, Louis^St. Louis. 21; Columbus, a
AtKansas City^Kansas City, ^: Balti^^more, 4.
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Baltimore,May 7.^The spring meet^^ing of the Maryland Jockey club opened at^Piinuco to-day.
Kive-eighthsof a Mile^BritUnic won in^1:02;,, Tipstaff second, lago third.
OneMile^Vaughan won in 1:45\, Per^^suader second. Koma third.
Halfof a Mile^Civil Service won in 50k,^L roana second. Maria third.
Oneat lie^Pat roles won in 1:42, Barch^second, The Bourbon third.
OneMile^Panama won in 1:43, Dun-^berine second, Joe Lee third.
Nashvillk,May 7.-Track good,^weather warm, attendance fair.
Three-year-oldsand upwards, seven fur^^longs^Clara C. won, Clara Moore second.^Deer Lodge third.QTime 129^,.
Three-)ears*.Ms. fift een-sixteenths of a^milt;^Cbllhowle won. Heron ;second, Le-^premter third. Time 1:38^.
Onemile, Leo H. won. Hamlet second.^Eleven third. Time 1:42^^.
Maidentwo-year-old, five-eights of a mile^^Timothy won. Sequence second. Black-^stone third. Time 1 is^. ,
Maidentwoyear-oid fillies, nine-six^teienths of a mile^Forever won. Peerless^second, Khymen third. Time 6:08V
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LExmoToa.May7.^Weather line, track^fast, attendance good.
Fivefurlongs-Lord Peyton won, Adele^M. second, Joe Blackburn third. Time 1:03
Onemile and seventy yards^Lotion^won, Probus secoM, Push third. Time^1:46 V-
Three-year-oldfillies, one mile and a^quarter^Jewell Ban won. Brown Prince^second. Retrieve third. Time 2:^ ^.
Sixfurlongs^Theodore Kowe won,^Lakevlew second. Chandler third, 'lime^UtK
Trottersto b^ sold.
NewY'obk. May 7.^Senator Stanford's^California trotters will be sold at auction^to-morrow. They have been attracting^much attention.
BoldHighwaymen Hold up a Stag*^Near Stanford But Secure^But Little Booty.
Oaring Robbery of a Postmaster in^Southern Colorado, Four Hun^^dred Dollars Being 8ecured.
TheThieves Pursued and Corraled 1st the^Mouatalns. Two Betas Killed While^tne Third Holds Out.
TerribleWinds In Minnesota anil Dakota.^i^oln^- ^;real llaniaee.
St.Pai l, May 7.^After blowing hard^all day yesterday and last night in the^northwest, the winds to-day increased to a^gale, and did considerable damage. In^Fargo, Dak., several buildings were blown^down. Reports are coming in from the^country of damage to building and crops.^At Buffalo, this county, the storm reached^its greatest severity. Wheat in many-^places was blown out of the ground by the^roots; in other places it is buried so deep it^will never come up. At Yankton the wind^storm assumed the violence of a hurricane.^The city hall, a new and staunch building,^was rocked so the council hastily adjourned^and went into the street. The storm was^followed by a soaking rain. At St. Cloud,^Minn , a terrible wind storm has been^raging for twenty-four hours, and^a number of houses have been un^^roofed. At Maine, Prairie, Melrose.^Kockville, Sauk Centre and all the small^towns in that county the wind unroofed^dwellings and moved outbuildings from^their foundations. The sky looked as^though the c) clone of three years ago^might be repeated. To-night reports from^south Dakota and northern Minnesota are^to the effect that a soaking rain is falling,^Moore head being the only place to^report winds accompanied by rain.
GreatFalls, May 7.^[Special to the^Independent. J^Monday night about 11^o'clock, fire miles west of Stanford, in^Fergus county, some highwaymen held up^the stage of the Great Falls and Billings^line, which left here on Sunday, and de^^manded the treasure box. The driver saw^that resistance was useless and threw It^out. The robbers then disappeared with^^out molesting the passengers, among^horn was S. S. Holiaon, the extensive^cattle owner of the Judith Basin.^The stage proceeded on its Jour^^ney and met about five miles^from the scene of the robbery^the eastward bound coach and reported the^robbery. The robbers were evidently^alarmed by the approach of this stage,^which they could see a long way off on^the bill, for they threw away the treasure^box, which was picked up by the east-bound^coach. There was fortunately nothing^valuable in the box. The scene of the rob^^bery is known as Surprise creek. The^news was brought by the coach which ar^^rived this evening. No such affair has oc^^curred for years and it excites astonish^^ment among those who have learned the de^^tails.
ColoradoSpbimob, Col., May 7.^The^most daring robbery in the history of this^county was perpetrated at Flonaant last^night. About 8 o'clock Frank Costello, the^postmaster and store keeper of that town,^with his two clerks, was getting ready to^close the office when three men entered^and covering the occupants with guns, said^they wanted the money. One of the clerks^named Putnam began to parley with^the robbers, when he was severely^clubbed. Postmaster Costello, seeing the^robbers had the drop on him, handed over^^200 of government money and $200 of his^private funds. All the time the money^was being counted the robbers kept the^men covered with guns. Putting the^money in their pockets the bold Intruders^backed to the door and escaped. An alarm^was at once given and a party started in^pursuit. The robbers were overtaken a^short distance from town and a fight en^^sued, in which one of the pursuing party,^Wm. Brady, was shot and probably fatally^wounded. The robbers succeded^in getting away and reached^the mountains. A deputy sheriff^and a weil armed posse started^after them at an early hour this morning,^and overhauling them another fight en^^sued. The robbers were lodged behind a^barricade of rocks, and after a terrible^fight of half an hour one of the robbers waa^killed and another wounded, but the third^stilt holds out and until his ammunition la^exhausted there is no prospect of his sur^^rendering. Sheriff Jackson and a posse^left this city to-night, well armed. for the^scene ot the trouble, and it Is probable the^desperate villain will be obliged to sur^^render before morning. The attacking^party this afternoon had three horses killed^but nobody was shot, though bullets fell^like ram around them.
WORKOF THE FLAMES.
intothe salmon fisheries there, under the^terms of another congressional resolution.
utputcould be restricted copper could lie i generally are suffering tmm want of rain,^held at ^*6. The reason the American | The heavy wind storm will greatly Injure
allclasses of crops. At Hilisboro, Dak
Inthe IMaee or Ives.
NkwYokk, May 7 ^Colgate Hoyt was^to-da) elected vice president of the Oregon^Transcontinental company to fill a vacancy^caused by the resignation of Brayton Ives.
St:allioxis For Sale.
DEGENBROS.. IMPORTERS AND BREEDERS OF
FRENCH DRAFT AND COACH HORSES.
Atine lot now at the Ry Zeigler stables will be sold at very^low prices, as cheap as can be purchased in the East.^They must be sold without delay.
I'arnellMakes 'some Correction*.
Losdos,Msy 7.^Parnell o rrected his^testimony of Friday in which he said he^had misled the house of commons in regard^to secret conspiracies in Ireland. By ref^^erence to the verbatim report be found he^had said ribbon Ism had ceased, which was^correct.
Parnellsaid he had not heard ot 100^guineas b. ing paid for the defense of the^moonlighters at the Cork assiz-s in 1N81..^If he bad been asked about sucn payments. I n^r' made' away with^he should in those days have approved of 1^them if he had reason to believe the law^was being strained against a man. but bis^general rule was to limit such payments as^much as possible. Parnell said be some^^times paid money from his own private ac^count in behalf of the league. He did^not object to an inspection of his accounts.^Parnell declared he had never said that^Egan bad joined the Clan-na-Gael. He^would regret to find E^an had rejoined the^Physical Force party, but be should not^think such a course unnatural. Recurring^to secret societies, Parnell said he con^^sidered that no person who joined the^league and continued to be a member ot^the Clan-na-Oael acted to the injury of the^league's policy. Any member of the league^who advocated the use of dynamite would^be a traitor.
NoNews or Or. Cronin.
Chicai.o.May 7.^There is nothing par^^ticularly new in the Dr. Cronin mystery'^to day. He is still unaccounted for, and^Mr. and Mrs. Conklin. with whom the doc^^tor lived, are still very much perturbed^about the matter. They Insist he haa been^murdered by the gang which haa been^plotting against him.
To-nightMr. Conklin made a statement^about the mysterious caae. He said: ^Dr.^Crnnin had papers by means of which he^proposed to vindicate himself and impli^^cate others in frauds. I do not know the^exact contents of these letters. He en^^trusted them to my care, with instructions^that they be turned over to certain of his^friends in th^ event of his being murdered^1 have turned over
GreatFai ls, May 7. ^[Special to the^Independent.) ^Ranchmen are rejoicing at^the heavy rain to day.
BishopBrondel blessed and laid the^foundation stone of the new Catholic^church to-day, and went to Sand Coulee.
Attemptsare being made to establish a^voting precinct at the smelter. The people^here are indignant, as they regard it as^P'rt of a plan to coer-e the laborers into^voting tor the republican candidates. At^the last election the sme!ter electors voted^here.
Thethree alleged horse thieves are still^in jail awaiting the arrival of parties from^Pony and elsewhere.
TheAbsorbing Question.^Mi^^ot'LA, May 7.^[Special to the Inde-^pendent. ]^ The absorbing theme of er n^versation here is the coming municipal^ei.. t on. which takes place on Saturday of^this week. Bjth parties have placed their^tickets in the field. On last Saturday the^republicans pnt up Harrison Spaulding.^the editor of the Missoulian, for mayor.^The democrats last night chose Judge^John L Sloane as their standard bearer.^Both parties concede the election of Sloane^by a handsome majority, and the indie .-^tions are that the whole of the democratic^Ucket will win.
TheTown of Bremen.
FortBe.ntoji, May 7.^(Special to the^Independent.]^A plat of the new townsite
ih*Pf^~ b' .I'^itl *' Conk'ln 1 of Bremen was filed with the county clerk^fused to say who the papers were given to . ~^.. . .
| to-day. The new town is located about
eightmiles from tiig Sandy, on the reser
vation,and the site is owned by Jonas
Bremen,of Port Washington, Ohio. A
largecolony of Ohio immigrants will settle
inthis vicinity during the next few weeks.
Bismarck.Dak.. May 7 ^Rain com^^menced falling this morning and continues^It is first rain of the season and the farm^^rs of the Missouri slope now think th^^crops are saved. Similar welcome rains^have fallen pretty much all over Dakota^and northern Minnesota.
DbuikMay 7 ^The much-wished for^rain made its appearance shortly before^noon a'd heavy showers have been takirg^place all ar und here, drowning out the^blazing fire*.
WeCarry a Full Line of
Theyexcel any shoe in the market for STTLK and DURABILITY Alee the large*^line of Gent-j Shoes. In the city, including HANAN Jc SON^and LILLY, BRACKKTT A CO. makes.
RALEIGHdt CLARKE, No. 25 Uoper Main St
8UOOX8GORSTOI.l ^^OB ^ OO
atrtrkeafrom the DoeketL
ao.i.May 7.^The Indictments^againts Uronek, Capec and Sevic. charged^conspiracy to blow up the homes of^Judges (lary and Grinnell and Police In^^spector Bon field, for their part In the pros^^ecution of the Hay market anarchists, were^stricken from the docket today. Uronek.^who was convicted on one charge, is now^serving a sentence of twelve years at Joliet^and there is no evidence to convict Capec^and Sevic, bis alleged accomplices.
Killedor. the Track.
Pittsbcbg,May 7.^Margaret Donovan^and Margaret O'Brien were killed by an^engine while walking on the railroad track^to-night
TheCuster County Cattle Case.
MilesCitt, May 7 ^ [Special to the In^^dependent ]^The test case of the Xorth.^ern Cattle company vs. Custer county, was^argued on a statement of facts this after^^noon, Mr Clay berg for the company, W.^A. Burleigh for the county. The decision^was reserved.
Totssve the Boys.
Las;-i;vo,Mich., May 7 ^The senate to^^day passed a bill prohibiting the sale of^tobacco to minors under 17 years of age,^and the Jackson bill prohibiting the manu^^facture and sale of cigarettes. Both these^bills passed the house and only require^the signature of the governor to become a^law.
Billihos.May 7.^|Special to the Inde^^pendent]^The annual report of the city^treasurer, presented to the city council to^^night shows a decrease of $1,100 In tne in^^debtedness since last year. A great many^improvements have been made during the^last year in sidewalks and water service,^which shows, with the decrease of indebt^^edness, prosperity and advancement
Pkovidejice,May 7.^Lincoln Curtis^chief salesman for Congdon A A) Is worth,^wholesale boot and shoe dealers, of this^city, was arrested this morning charged^with the embezzlement of 812 000.
toa combine^as because Matheson, of the Rio Tlnto^I mines, wanted to handle the total produc^^tion.
Howmuch copper is on hand in the^I'nited States^
WhileI don't know the exact figures,^I can safely say it is about 40,000 tons.
IBesides this Paris and Liverpool has 120 -^000 tons on hand, exclusive of the 140,000^tons surplus, while the annual consump-
.tion of the world is 180 000 tons, wberess^the stimulated production caused by the^advance in copper last year ^^ ^ u -^ d the pro-
Iduction to be during tnat tune over 900.000
jtons. This stimulated product.on by rais-
iIng copper to such a high figure, caused^the resumption of work in old low grade
imines which had been Idle for yeara, and^In consequence of the high figures consu-
Imers used other metals, not being able to
What will be the result of the failure of^the Paris negotiations
TheRio Tinto and all Spanish copper^mines will .have to close down for a time^There is not a mine there that can produce^copper with the market less than ^40 per^ton, becau.-fc the ores are loo low grade. '
Howwill it effect the American^mines ^
TheBoston and Montana company is^secure d for one jear longer at ^Vi per ton.^They were about the first concern to enter^the combine. The Anaconda and other^companies made three-year contracts,^I bait wer - only guaranteed for^I one year. Their time expired, I^I believe in January. The Boston A Mon^^tana was guaranteed for three years by^Banns* Kros., of England, and have until^next February before the time expires. Of^course their gurantors will lose money,^] but they placed too much confidence in the^strength of tbe Paris syndicate. As far as^the otlCT companies are concerned they^cannot hope to make any money for at^1 least three years and it would not surprise^nie much If some of them will close down.^That copper will fall below fts^present price Is inevitable. The^market hangs between 14c and 15c^r^ r pound, but sales are being made as low^as 10 and 12 cents. I believe the price will^be 10 cents. There is no probability of^the formation of another syndicate for a^long while, and until tbe enormous amount^of copper on band is disposed of prices^wl 1 continm to range very low. On the^whole the ol look for the camp of Butte is^! better than for the Calumet and Hecla^companies. Franklyn Earreii, of the par^| rot company, uses most of his copper, and^: he can easily curtail his production. The^t Boatoat and Montana is all right for an^^other year, and the Anacntida company^can make copper cheaper than any other^company, but a year s supply on hand^stares them in the face.
tberain was accompanied by a heavy^wind which partially unroofeti one house^and moved another twelve feet off its^foundation. At Hinckley, Minn., a severe !^windstorm has been prevailing a'I day, j^doing damage to timber.
The Northern Part or the stale Ketnir,^Oevsstated by t'lrea.
Saoinaw.Micb., May 7.^In northern^| Michig ^n there has been no rain for sev^^eral months. Fires are raging In every di^^rection, threatening a heavy loss to lum-^I bermen and to farmers In Medland, Clare,^Gladwin and Oscola counties. The flames^are raging through the timber over un-^! cleared farms and in several places men,^I blinded by smoke, are working In brigades^i trying to check tbe progress of tbe fire.^| North of this city yesterday nearly a mile^of forest was burned. Tbe flames were^fanned by a brisk south wind, and rapidly^swept everything before them. Danger^from the same source Is also reported from^Huron county. In the vlclnityjof Bayport.^on the shore of Wild Fowl bay, the gieat-^est trouble exists.
Lafayette,La., May 7 ^ At 6 o'clock^yesterday a party of about thirty armed^men surrounded tbe court house, while^several larger bauds, also armed, remained^just outside Uie town limits. These men^in menacing tones proclaimed, ^no negro^will be allowed to vote at the municipal^election.^ The sheriff offered an eacort to^a number of negroes to the court house to^vote, but the threatening attitude^ot the armed mob made them^turn back. Tbe polls were then^closed and a statement of tbe affair^forwarded to tbe governor. Later the^sheriff succeeded in arresting ten of the^regulators and he thicks the parisn author^^ities will be able to suppress the disorder.^As a pr -cautionary measure, however, the^military has been ordered to move at a^moment's notice. The postponed election^will be held at a future day. It is said a^larger portion of the regulators were non^^residents of the town and that but few of^them live in the pariah where tbe affair^occurred.
Coateranee.^Berlis, May 7.^A committee of the^conference has been directed to exam it e^and report upon the means for the estab^^lishment of order in Samoa and adequate^guarantees for the maintenance of peace,^including the question of a king.
TheI nkaown i read.
HAMH.T05, Ont, May 7.^The funeral^of eleven unknown victims of the recent^railway accident near here took place^this afternoon. Hundreds of people at^^tended tbe funeral and thousands wit^^nessed the procession. Mrs. Brooking, of^An caster, viewed the remains of the vic^^tims this morning in searth of her sister.^Mrs Mary Smith, of San Francisco, and^her two children, aged 14 and 14 years, who^are now believed to have been on the^wrecked train.
fSet tied Irs FaTor of the Men.^Pittsbubvg, May 7.^The building trades^strike, which Involved nearly 6,000 men.
St.Pacl, May 7.^A Pioneer Press spe^^cial from Jamestown, Dak., says that dur^^ing a severe storm last evening a^large number of frogs were precipi^^tated to tte ground from a cloud.^It m claimed a funnel-shaped cloud^was seen in tbe west shortly before, and^the theory Is tbe frogs were caught up from^some slough in a whirlwind and carried^in tbe air until it spent itself.
ChargedWith Embezzlement^Kajisas City, May 7.^Peter D. Kent^cashier of the Burlington freight office^here, was to-day detected in an attempt to^embezzle ^30.000. He said that he gave^^6,000 to a stranger named R. B. Bowen,^on an order from James Cummings, and^tried to cash a check for 828,600 to give to^the same man. The officers think Bowen^is a myth and so arrested Kent
TheKnelling of Watson Rom nes I lest ro red^and His Family Perish.
Westchester,X. Y., May 7.^The^dwelling bouse of Watson Bownes burned^last night and five persons were burned to^death. The household consisted of Watson^Bownes, his wife, mother, two children^and servants. It is supposed a lamp left^burning in ^h^ hail exploded and started^tbe flames. When Bownes was awakened^by the crackling of tbe flames the fire had^already game.i great headway. Bownes^gave the alarm and carried his wife into^the open air. both being severely burned.^While It iwnes was rescuing bis wife he^could plainly hear cries of agony front his^moth' r and children, aged three and five,^who were sleeping with their grandmother,^but he was unable to save them. They^perished, together with Kate Dunn, a ser^^vant and her sister Annie.
I.I'Alone In the House.
ClMuiAflAi'OLia,May 7.^At Uillbara, a^small town in Dubois county, Mrs. Witx-^mann left her home to visit a neighbor,^leaving three small children asleep in the^house. During her absence the house^caught fire and was destroyed. The young^^est children lost their lives, while tbe^third, aged ^ years, escaped, but Is badly^injured. The mother's reason is dethroned^by the shock and she can live but a short^line.
Fi.nblav,O., May 7.^At midnight last^night a fire broke out in a meat shop In^Beaver Dam, a small village twenty miles^west of this city, and before the flames^could be subdued almost tbe entire busi^^ness portion of the town was burned. The^late hour found tbe Inhabitants all abed^and many people barely escaped in their^night clothes. Loss ^HO,0X10, insurance^$14,000.
Cymthiana,Ky., May 7 ^ The stables^of Capt Moore, near Cynthiana, burned last^night consuming fifteen valuable horses,^one of them. Von Wilkes, valued at $10 000^and a colt valued at 910,000 more. There^was no insurance.
St.Lot is. May 7^A fire today de-^stro)ed Harrison's wire works and the^crown Cartridge company's factory ad^^joining, together with five small dwellings^loss, $60,000.^ '
PAyse,O., May 7.^A disastrous con Ma^gration raged here to-day and the wh ole^town was nearly destroyed.
MI FF \YJ^ DRINK.
Aiuoy Oolong Tea Only Fit ror tha Lie^B-raded Americans.
Washington,May 7.^A rather sensa^^tional report upon the subject of teas seat^to the American market, haa been made to^tbe state department by Consul cro well at^Amoy, China. He says while this year's^crop shows a shrinkage of 2X,000 half^chests, its inferiority Is fully equal to last^year's crop. The consul says a large pro^^portion of the Amoy oolong is poorly culti^^vated and poorly picked and cured, dirty^and adulterated. Tbe Amoy con^ers of customs called It ^stuff.^ which i^alone wanted in America. Nearly tbe^whole crop is marketed in tbe United^States. It is the greed of importers and^exporters, that alone makes it possible^to impose this vile stuff upon the Ameri^^can public. The consul hopes the tea^drinkers of America may be protected^against the so-called tea known as Amoy^oolong, and says tbe existing laws against^the importation of bad and adulterated tea^is sufficient to do it if properly enforced.^Most of the oolong goes to New York, and^honest inspection there would prevent the^Importation.
TOOKHIS OW N MEDICINE.
FataJ f ^peri ment ^f . Passenger Klasa-^tor CoBatractor.
Pbovidmc*.R. L, May 7.-The pas^^senger elevator in the new Schwartz build^^ing was tested to-day. Superintendent of^Construction Cornell cut tbe elevator loose^and let it fall the whole five stories, a dis^^tance of sixty-five feet, to the air tight^brick vault at the bottom to show the en^^tire safety of the fail. Cornell, with Jones,^were accompanied by R jsenfeld, a reporter^for the Telegram. The elevator went^down with awful velocity. When tbe ele^^vator doors were opened the three men^was found lying on the bottom of the car^insensible, with their beads badly cut^Their injuries may prove fatal, as all suf^^fered a severe spinal shock.
Jonesdied at 4 o'clock. The others wiU^survive.