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VOL 30--NO. 137.
HELENA, MONTANA TEKRITOKV TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 1889.
St.Imcw Block,^MAIN STREET.
AHELENA STORE that car^^ries as large a CLOTHlN^i^stock as any tirm west of^cajro.
AHELENA FIRM that han^dif s the productions of the very^finest manufacturers of the^country.
AHELENA STOCK that is^marked in plain figures, and^the only one in the city that is^STRICTLY ONE PRICE.
Situatedon Montana Avenue, Just N^v.1^of Flower Garden Addition. v
The;Site of this Addition is a Beautiful Knollthe- Scenery
onall Sides is UriHurparW. t^^BUILDING hASALKEAD Y^COMMENCEDThe CATHOLIC COLLEGE GROLN DS^adjoin it on the nokth. Only tux minutes walk from the^Northern Pacific Depot.
LargeLots, Cheap Prices, 'Easy Terms.
SixtyLots sold the first day the Addition was on the Market.^No better Lots w^-re ever Offered in this City for Safe Invest^^ment and Quick Profits.
SoleAgents, Rooms 1,2 and 3, Second Floor First National Bank Building, En^^trance corner ^irand and Jackson streets.
Wmhad expfcled to play^thunder in tke Spring Overcoat^department, instead of which^the Spring Overcoat has played^thunder with us. ^K^vfiige is^sweet,^ and we are bound to^have it. Therefore, we will cut^lo the core the profits of our^light weight ^'top bens.
You'llopen your eyes when^you see what we are doing. A^week ago we announced a^' quarter off^* sale. 'I his week^we go a little better and put^them down TO COST, the old^and new stock. Scarcely ten^days in the house is a serpen^tine worsted, a perfect beauiy,^booked at $2S; now a double^tenner, and you can wear the^garment.
Thosegray diagonals^lalas,^all of them^from $22.50 cut to^$16 60. Many bargains on onr^overcoat counters, but none^greater than a grayish blue^stockinette at $9 BO. Many a^man has paid $20 for a coat not^as good.
HUTwe are ^playing thun^der^ in other things as well as^in spring overcoats You^should see our line of novelties^in spring suits and price.^Waj^1 I Wh^! it almost^lakes away our breath. ONL^^TEN DOLLARS buys a neat^all-wool suit^not one lone lorn^stvle. but a whole raft of them,^all nobby, all neat, all well^made, and as for styles each^pattern prettier than the ether.
Thenagain, we want to tell^you that we are Montana agents^for HILL ^ SON, Dnu.is,^Manufacturers of Irish tweed.^We guarantee these goods to^be imported Irish tweed. They^will wear forever. To introduce^them we have concluded to sell^them at a very small piorit.
Thunderingdown the line^comes the announcement of our^neckwear. Yon have probabh^seen those washable ti^s. \Ye^have cut the price to 50c each^Comj^etitors are getting 75c,but^will probably lower tue price^when they read this announce^ment. Our lines of novelties^in Surah and Pongee silk is^about as large as the balance of^the town combined, and we are^putting them eut at popular^prices.
rheWay Haggi.n Looks at the Result^of the Conference on Copper^at Paris.
Col. Livermore Says an Agreement^May Yet be Heached to Keep the^Prices Up.
FineCarriages, Buggies and Road Wagons,
Landaus,Coupes and Phaetons,
IN GREAT ^V.A.3R.1jH3T^X^_
s.liuttler^s Montana Lumber and Quartz Wagon Gears. Farm^Wagons, Harness, Etc.
A.J. DAVIDSON.HOWARD SgBKBK.t. F. WHITS.THUS. J. DAVIDSON
A.J. Davidson ^ Co.,
THEHA IN AVAGON.
WoolSacks, Twine and Shears,
Concoi'dI3t it/Lry ^ Plow Harness.
OFFICEFourteenth Street and Helena Avenue.
WARKHOl'SKand WAGON YARD -On National Avenue, between Montana^C entral and Northern Pacitie Railroad*.
TheI 'titi ti Must Come la Term* or the^Auieriiau, Will Ouiup Their Pro^^duct uu the Market.
NewYork. May, 18.^At the steamship^dock to-day many prominent copper op^^erators from this city and Boston were im^^patiently awaiting the arrival of the Cu-^narder Servia for definite intelligence of^the result of the European conierence be^^tween American representative* and the^defunct French syndicate people. Mr.^Ilaggin, who is the largest owner of the^Anaconda mine and works, looked de^^cidedly strange when questioned about the^result of his Journey. He said with em^^phasis that his trip was productive of no^good. They were unable to come to any^agreement and had to throw the metal on^tie market for what it would bring, tie^positively refused to say anything further.
Col. Livermore. who accompanied^him, and other American mine^representatives abroad were inclined to^be more cnniniunicative. Col. Livermore^said the rumor that the Americans found^the Frenchmen reluctant to meet the mine^owners half way in settling the difhcuHy^was without foundation. The Frenchn ^ i^seemed always ready and willing to enter^into any agreement to prevent a panic^The French banks which held the copper^even now have entire confidence in the^metal as security. Col Livermore ga\e an^outline of the terms offered by the Ameri^^cans. The proposition was that the banks^should take a certain number of years^in which to market their copper. The^num)^er i t years mentioned occasioned^the dispute. Our proposition was that the^mines should reduce the production of last^year, which was deemed far in excess of^the world's wants, a certain per cent . un^^til the hanks' metal could be disposed of:^that there should be a minimum price,^equivalent to thirteen cents per pound for^lake copper, for the metal to be sold by the^banks and mines. This figure was thought^to be low enough to meet the consumption^and not so low as to ruin the mines. After^our terms were gone over in a general way^and they seemed to meet the favorable^views of the foreign representatives pres^ent they were placed before ^ lawyer^representing the bank directors and the^foreigners interested. The representative^of the Rio Tinto mines was not exactly^satisfied with our proposition. He de^^manded that American mine owners should^agr,e to restrict the export of copper. Of^course we refused to entertain such an^idea. We insisted upon equal terms. Our^terms were as 1 have stated them. We did^not ask for an immediate reply. We were^in no hurry, and came away without com^^ing to a definite conclusion.
Itwould seem from what liaggin has^said, this noon.^ was suggested, ^that his^mine at least will begin to throw its product^on the market for whatever it will bring.
Well,^the colonel replied, ^we may all^have come home prepared to do It, but 1^don't think we will. I won't deny that^since our return home some modification^has been matie in our original proposition,^and just now a settlement is not a hopeless^question.
Duringthe afternoon Col. Livermore's^rooms at the Brunswick were filled with^representatives of the copper dealers, and^a ler gthy conference was held, at which^it aid several cablegrams which reached^N i ork soon after the servia left Liver-^I were carefully considered.
points,than at^at Hel^persons^the en-^Benton,
The Annual Meeting at Butte^Lie, Men of Officers.
Buttk.May IS ^ |Special to the Inde^^pendent. ]^The second annual encamp^^ment of the Sons of Veterans convened at^Che Odd Fellows hail on West Broadway,^at 12 o'clock noon. This division really in-^c'uded a^l the S, ns of Veterans camps in^M Sal ina, Washington and Idaho territories^and Oregon, but the order is yet in its in^^fancy in the west, which accounts for the
neeof delegates from outside^The attendance was much larger^the first annual encampment held^ena last year. The following^came over from Helena to attend^campment: Geo. Freeman, B. T.^J. U. Sanders, W. S. Votaw |and wife,^J. R. Miller, Mrs. Miller and daughter, W.^C. Smith. T. K. Kleinsehmidt, E. S. Butler,^Oscar G. Mitchell, E. 1'. Smith, J. H. Mor^^ris, J. H. Holmes, H. .sommers. The only^other outside camp represented was Ana^conda. Election or officers was held this^afternoon with the following result: Colo^^nel, John R. Mi'ier Lieutenant-Colonel,^F. T. Thomas:- Major, G. O. Freeman:^Camp Council, J. S. Holmes, Wm. Votaw^and C C. Smith. Delegate at large to at^^tend the next national grand encampment^to be held at Patterson, N. J.^T. E. Klein^^sehmidt: representative, J. E. Morris. It^was decided to hold the next annual en^^campment of the Montana division in Hel^^ena on the third Monday in June, 1HV0.
ToFight the Hook makers.
Louisville.May. IS ^President Clark,^Thisevenlng~a public installation^tltt ^'tne Loui8Vllle j**1^^* club' ***** tele
ofticersoccurred at Caplice^by a banquet and ball.
PaperPurchased. Money to Loan on Real Estate.
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GOLDBLOCK,^Rear of Cab Co.'s Office
Oneof tho Best Ranchee iu the Valley, adjoin^^ing the Site of the Wesleyan University
Ina high state of Cultivation.
Only$75 per acre.
Terma,one-half cash, balance in one and two^yeara, 8 per cent, interest. Address
J.R. D.( Care Independent Office.
1!.e I rul.IT Charleston the Fastest Fight^^ing Ship Afloat.
SantaBakiiaka, Cala., May 13.^The^cruiser Cnarleston left port yesterday^morning, steaming south for sixty miles,^and turning north again went ahead undt r^a full head of steam, making an average of^eighteen and one-quarter knots, with a de^^velopment of 5.500 horse power and 107^revolutions of her engines. This record^was maintained for a period of sevente. n^minutes. This establishes the fact that as^the Charleston stands she is one of the^fastest modern fighting machines afloat,^not only of her type, but inclusive of the^entire class of cruisers in American or for^^eign navies. The starboard high pressure^slide which developed some bard spots in^the steel on the trip outward from San^Francisco, and which it was hoped had^been eliminated, compelled the starboard^engines to lower their speed, and the high^^est development of steam power for four^continuous hours was therefore made im^^possible.
WAMUNoToN,May 13 ^Chief Engineer^Melville is of the opinion that the cruiser^Chariest n will succeed in making the^necessary 7,noo horse-power in another^trial. It appears the trouble with the port^engine is located in the cross-head guide,^which had lieen the only faulty spot shown^in the trip down from San Francisco.^When the fault was di veloped recourse^was bad to the device of placing a shin or^wedge of metal between the troublesome^points, and this expedient was probably^not sufficient to meet the case. The trouble^is not serious and can be remedied aboard^the ship, if indeed it has not been already^done. The fact that the boilers made^steam so rapidly that they were blowing^off during the trial is regarded by engi^^neers as promising the realization of the^horse power requirement when the defect^in the port engine is corrected, and the^steam can a'.l be used. Increased speed is^looked for upon the next trial, because of^the coal being used up rapidly and the^vessel being lightened.
Elijah*^mith seeking to I'revent an Issue^of Oregon Transcontinental Stoek.^New Y'ouk, May 13.^An injunction^was to-day issued by Justice Garrett, of^the supreme court, on application of Elij^h^Smith and E Bell, stockholders of the^Oregon Railway Jr. Navigation company,^restraining until further hearing the pro^^posed issue of new stock by the Oregon A^Transcontinental company and also re^^straining any pledge or other disposition^by that company of Its holdings^of Oregon Railway ^ Navigation^company shares. The injunction is direct^^ed against the Oregon ^Sc Transcontinental,^Henry Villard, Cnas. L. Colby, Colgate^Ho^l. W. I. Bull, C. A. Spofford, C. M.^Hanson. C 11 Prescott, Jas. Simon, A. G.^Fulton, I'. Harris Barkett, M. G Holland,^A. L. Charlton The authorized capital^stock of the Oregon A Transcontin ntal^company is 860,000,000. The amount here^^tofore issued is 540,000.000. On .Saturday^last a telegram from porties in Portland.^^ iregon, brought the announcement that on^Friday the board of directors of the Oregon^.v Transcontinental company, pursu^^ant to telegraphic instructions from^Villard. had passed resolutions^directing that the remaining 310,000.000 of^the authorized capital stock be issued at^once: that the company should guarantee^dividends at ri per cent upon this SI0,000,000,^and $12,000,000 Oregon Railway ^ Naviga^^tion stock held by the Oregon Transconti^^nental should be hypothecated to secure^the payment of the dividends which were^to be guaranteed on the new issue. The^executive commute were authorized to^dispose of this new issue and to charge a^commission or rebate for their services in^so doing. Seven directors out of the^seventeen were present at the meet^^ing, three being a quorum under^the by laws. Five directors, all of whom^are employes of the Northern Pacific Rail^^way company, voted for and passed the^resolution: the two other directors present^voted against the resolution. The plain^^tiff, who furnished the foregoing informa^^tion, telieves the Oregon ^ Transconti^^nental has no authority Tn law to give such
rreferredright to any portion of the stock,^t is said Villard's purpose was to place^the stock where he could control its proxies^and the election on the third Monday in^June, and also with the money thus ob^tained to increase the amount of Northern^Pacific shares now held by the Oregon ^^Transcontinental to enable him by that^means to control the next Northern Pacific^election.
TheK^^e for the Clark Stakes K^unl of^League and American Oamos.^Louisville, May 13.^The Clark stakes,^to be run for Tuesday, will have more^starters than the Derby, and will be in^some respects a more exciting event. Spo^^kane will certainly be in it and all the Der^^by horses except Hindoo Craft and Book^^maker, who is permanently broken down.^In addition there will be two or three Call^fornians, including Senator Heart's Robin^Hood. Baldwin will have at least one and^probably two.
FlyersI nder the Hammer.
Cleveland,May IS.^The fourth- an^^nual horse sale of W. B. Fasig began to^^day. Among the horses sold were Helen^McGregor, with foal, to W. H. Crawford,^Lexington. Ky . for $1.05^: Xelda. to s\me,^91.50; Miss Grettchen, sister to Clingstone*^to Jos. Baden. Philadelphia, $1,800; Leon-^tine, to J. 1. Case, Racine, W is., $1,350:^Joshua, to Wm. Cole, Cleveland. ^ 1,200:^Mambino .sparkle, record 2:17. to E. M.^dough. Minneapolis, 83.V.VJ: Lady Leon^tine to C. 1. Hamlin, Huff tin. (1.309; Mintie^S to J. 1. Case, Racine, 91,000: tiny, record^2:13, to U. A. Stephens, Cleveland, S2V.750^All these were the property of W. J. Gor^^don.
Considerabledissatisfaction was ex^^pressed directly after Guy had been sold,^for Gordon paid Stephens, so it is said.^81.000 for his bargain and took Guy back to^his staole.
MissoulaAuthorities on the Trail of^a Half-Breed Murderer From^the Flathead Reseva.
Someot the Crimes of Larra Finlay.^Who Once 'Threatened Major^Ronan's Life.
gtaphedPresident Palmer, of tht Book^makers association, to appear here to-rnor^row and show cause why the association^should not be ruled off for endeavoring to^prevent bookmakers from going on a track^and for other causes. This is understood^to mean that Col. Clark finds himself tn a^sufficiently strong position to force the^fighting and bring the b- ^.makers to^terms. If the association is tuled off here^it will of course be driven from all the^tracks under the control of the Turf con^^gress.
J.W. Guest's bay colt Heron sustained^probably permanent injuries while enroute^to Louisville last night. He broke loose^in the car and kicked himself in a frightful^manner. Before leaving Nashville Guest^refused 812,500 for the colt.
HARRIS.ONE-PRICE CLOTHIER^St. Louis Block, Main St,
N.B.^Out of town orders^will receive our best attention.^Goods sent i^n approval to any^part of the territory. Price list^and rules for self-measurement.
HIDES,FUR and WOOL
HIGHESTCASH PRICES PAID.
Warehouseopposite Northern Pacific Railroad depot, Helena
WillKecelvr the strikers.
Biklin, May 13 ^Emperor William^will receive a deputation of striking mi^^ners from Westphalia to-morrow.
Thestrike at Darn.und is spreading.^The strikers are assembling at the pits and^parading the streets and menacing the em^^ployes at the water works which supply^the district. The pit workers at Margaret^have expressed a willingness to resume^work on condition that Ihey be protected^from the strikers.
Anumber of strikers at Castrep attempt^^ed to make a riotous demonstration and^were charged upon and dispersed by the^dragoons. There was random firing be^^tween the strikers and the military of that^place last night. At Lunen the taverns^nave been closed. The strike committee^of the Dartmund miners issued a manifesto^in which they declare the strikers will not^resume work until all the demands are con^^ceded. The miners in the Essen district^have struck. This raiser the total of man^who have quit work to 90,000.
TheTranscontinental Association.^St. Louis, May IS ^The Transcontinen^^tal association concluded its labors here^this afternoon. The committee to which^was referred the Puget Sound rates, on^Saturday last, reported to-day that they^were unable to agree on a settlement of the^matter and the question be taken up by the^association at the meeting to be held at Ta-^coma, July 20. The association passed a^resolution to continue negotiations with^the trunk lines in arranging a percentage of^di\''ions on east bound traffic. They also^fixed a rate for the triennial conclave of^Knights Templar to be held at Washing^^ton, of 8*0 for the round trip from Cali^^fornia to the Missouri river, the through^rates to be based on rates east of that^tiver. J. L. Leeds tnedered lis resigna^^tion as chairman of the association, which^was accepted and James Smith, general^agent of the association at New York,^will oe transferred to the head^^quarters here to take charge of^affairs pending the election of a chairman^to take bis place. In explanation of this it^will be officially announced to-morrow that^the resignation of W. H. Newman, third^vice-president and general traffic manager^of the Missouri Pacific, which has been^several times reported, has been accepted,^to take effect June 1. J. S. Leeds has been^appointed traffic manager ot the system,^and the office of third vice-president will^be abolished.
CouhcilBluff*., May IS.^Czar, the^phenomenal S-year-old running colt owned^by Theodore Winters, of California, died^of pneumonia at Union Park in this city^this morning. He was the winner of the^California derby.
The Hay at Louisville.
Louisville, May 13.^Track muddy.
Allages, one and one-sixteenth of a mile^^Badge won. Unlucky second. Stony^Montgomery third. Titue!:56^$.
Two-year-oldcolts, five furlongs^ Penn^won. Uncle Bob second. Starter Caldwell^third. Time 1:04.
Allages, one and nne-eigth of a mile^^Fame won, Madalene second. Recluse^third. Time 2:05^i.
Allages, one mile^Brookful won, Chan^^dler second, Jakey Toms third. Time^1:54 S,.
Three-year-olds,seven furlongs. Bravo^won. Castaway second. Bridge Light third.^Time 1:38.
Thel.eaif ue Games.
Phildklfhia.May 13.^It took Phila^^delphia elevt n innings to defeat Chicago in^their first game this afternoon. The game^was closely contested throughout. Score^^Philadelphia, 4; Chicago, 8. The batteries^were, for Philadelphia, Buffinton and^Clements; for Chicago, Dwyer and Far-
Washington.May 13 ^The Indianapo^^lis club was defeated through their very-^bad fielding by the Washingtons this after-^noun. Both batted hard. Score^Wash^^ington, 13: Indianapolis. 11. The batteries^were, for Washington. Healy and Mack;^for Indianapolis, Whitney and Daily.
Boston,May 13^The home team made^six runs this afternoon before Pittsburg^had secured one. and then came near losing^the game through the errors of Guinn and^Keliey. Score^Boston, 7; Pittsnurg 5. The^batteries were: For Boston. Clarkson and^Bennett; for Pittsburg, Staley and Miller.
NewY'ork, May 13 ^The Giants re^^turned to the home grounds to day and^played their first game with the Clevelands^this afternoon. Both clubs made plenty of^errors, but the New Y'orkers made theirs^at a critical time, which counted heavily^against them. Score^New Y'ork, 7; Cleve^^land H. The batteries were, for New Y'ork,^Hatfield and Ewing: Cleveland. Baktly and^Sn^der.
ImprisonedSeveral Times. But Karh Time^Keleaaed fur Want of I \ Id.m . The^Cause of Arlsss's Complaint.
Missoi-i.a,May 13.^ ^Special to the In^^dependent. J^On Friday, the uth inst, the^following was wired to the sheriff of this^county, and also to the sheriff of Choteau
.*tu.sr. M ,y 9th \rre-t Larra K i.'-^. a half^braid murri-r^-r from this reservation WU1^pro ^abi\ m^# be found with Pe er finis,, who Is^aow Sw his way t i r*ur_ ftiver and K^ n Benton^ever the trail bv Haystack Butte with a baod of^borsea Peter Ftnlaj Is all right, but set Larra.^His upper lip Is split, lie talks English.
No***,U. a. Indian Agent
BaptistPiere Finlay and his wife Sopbi*^came to the agency and made the follow^^ing statement to Maj. Ronan:
Severaldays ago 1 started with my wife^to go to Tobacco plains, from the Jocko^reservation. On my way up from the head^of the lake 1 met two Indians with their^wives coming fram Tobacco plains. They^asked myself and wife to turn back with^them, which we did. We camped near^Demarsville, and a short distance from^Egan, on Friday, the 3d of May.^It rained all day Saturday, and^we remained in our lodge. In the^evening Larra Finlay, a mixed breed, ac^^companied by a K .otenai Indian, called^Jock, came into the lodge and brought two^bottles of whisky, and all commenced^drinking. Tom, one of the Indians who^camped with i s, was outside of the lodge.^When he came in Latra commenced to talk^to him. when Jocko put his hand on Larra's^mouth and told him to shut up^that be.^Jocko, would do the talking. Then all girt^to their feet and 1 took bold of Jocko to^prevent a fight. I threw Jocko down,^when Larra jumped outside of the lodge^and picked up a club with which he hit^Jocko over the head while I had him down.^The stick broke. Usaid.'don't hit him again^^you will kill him,^ and let go of Jocko to^prevent Larra from repeating the blow, but^he struck Jocko twice with the piece of^stick he held in his hand, and killed him.
LarrvFinley is a noted outlaw.^In ls^T he committed a rape upon an In^^dian woman, and from his brutal treatment^she died. He was arrested by the Indian^police and put in jail at the reservation.^From there he escaped, and meeting Major^Ronan. who was on his way to Flathead^lake, with his tsmiiy, he followed him into^the station at Arlee and demanded if he,^the agent, was looking for him. Ronan^made an evasive reply until he was en^abled to grab a gun, when he leveled it^upon Larra and made him throw up his^hands. Larra was then securely tied with a^rope and Ronan got on a freight train and^delivered him up to Col. Horace Jewett of^the Third infantry then in command at^Fort Missoula. Ronan reported his action^to the Indian office and was ordered to^turn Larra over to the civil authorities for^trial. Under date of September ls^7.^Agent Ronan wrote to the authorities in^Washington as follows: ^1 would respect^^fully report that 1 ordered the release of
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ThaUemorrats Clart Their Kntlre Tlcke^ssve Two Aldermen.^Missocla. May 13 -[Spec,,! ^, the i^^dependent ]^One of the hardest fought^battles over the control of city affairs that^ever took place in Missoula was won by^the democratic party Saturday, electing all^but two aldermen. Judge John L Sloane^was elected by 53 majority over Harrison^Spaulding; Judge Reeves for city attorcey^by 148 over Hon S. G. Murray: John M^Evans, police magistrate by three majority^over W. H. Dickinson. Dr. Billmeyer and^John Bonner were elected aldermen by^large majorities. Mentrum and Dilling^^ham, republicans, were elected. The elec^^tion was one of the must bitter ever fought^in Missoula. Petty jealousy among lead^ing business men over mercantile affairs,^made the decreased majority for mayor,^considerable trading being done, but by^hard work the nominees of the democratic^caucus won. The leading citizens and^workingmen are rejoicing at the election^of Sloane for mayor. The large majority^for Judge Reeves is accounted for by the ob^lection of Mr. Murray in the last legisla^ture to Jack Leighton for boiler inspector^the entire railroad vote going against him.^This election has laid him on the shelf in^politics. The Daily Item is almost sure^now to be the republican paper for Mis^^soula, thus making a split in the republi^^can party.
INFAVOR OF KFN NUN.
A Fire on
MAN CPA' TITHE R AND DBA LB K IS
Stock Saddles, Side Saddles,
Lightand Heavv Harnees,
Bite,Spars. Quirts. Whips Lashes. Blankets, Sheets, Dast'rs, Slickers, Now Bags,^^weat Collars, Horse Boots and all other goods usually kept in a flrst-class har^^ness store. Hand made driving harness a specialty
OppositeGrand Central Hotel, Main St-, Helena, M. T.
London.May 13.^The police made a^raid on the Field club at 2 o'clock Sunday-^morning and found gambling going on.^Twenty-one persons were arrested, among^who were three English and several Bel^^gian and French noblemen. The prison^^ers were admitted to bail in the sum of^^100 each. The police seized ^5,000. The^persons were arraigned this morning. The^Earl of Dudley and Lord Lurgan were^among the prisoners Toe police admitted^the peers were not members of the Field^club, but said they resorted there for the^purpose of gambling. The case was con^^tinued for one week.
shipboardWhich Threatened^the Lives of Hundreds.
Pltmol'Th,May IS.^The steamer Rugia,^from New Y'ork May 2 for Hamburg,which^arrived to day, reports that the cotton in^her hold spontaneously ignited on the night^of the 8th inst. The tire burned fiercely,^but was quenched after five anxious hours,^during which everything had been gotten^in readiness to abandon the steamer. Great^fright prevailed among the passengers, who^remained on deck for forty-eight hours.^Through the efforts to ijuencb the fire the^cabins were ti.roded. and two-thirds of the^passengers' luggage was spoiled. Two of^the crew were Idjtired.
Afterthe fire bad gained considerable^headway some of those on board made^preparations to desert the ship, but were^prevented from doing so by the captain,^who threatened them with a revolver^When the iron bulkhead doors were opened^the beat became so intense that many pe r-^sors were scorched, and th- bales of cotton^around the passengers' luggage took fire.^Casks of lard, which formed part of the^vessel's cargo, also furnished fuel for the^flames. Hope was well nigh abandoLed^and boats were being lowered to leave the^threatened steamer, when it occurred to^the captain to try steam instead of water^against (he fire. This plan was put in^execution and proved successful. The^passengers have presented the captain with^an address and the crew with various gifts^as evidences of gratitude and esteem for^their good work in the midst of the awful^dangers that encompassed them all.
serum. Trouble Brlween tha
portedla a Losuana Town.
NewOblxans. May 13 ^As the result^of a fight between some negroes and whites^last Tuesday at Gretna, in which two men^were seriously Injured, trouble has been
Association^;ame*.^At Kansas City^Kansas City, S^: Colum^^bus, 7
AtLouisville^Louisville, 2: Athletics. 1^The game was called at the end of the sev^^enth inning on account of rain.
AtSt. Louis^The St. Louis Baltimore^game was postponed on account of rain.
Chicaso,May 13.^The great bicycle^tournament opened to-dav at the Exposi^^tion building. The main event is the six-^day race for professionals, eight hours a^day. There was not a very large attend^^ance. Connected with the tournament is^an extensive exhibit of bicycles and their^appliances. The s'arters in the profession^^al race are: Albert Shock. Chicago: John^A. Prince, Omaha: W. F. Knapp, I^ rner.^Ned Reading, Fort Omaha; W. J. Morgan,^England: Robt, Neilson, Boston, and Ralph^Temple. Chicago. At the end of the first^eight hours to-night Reading, Knapp,^Prince and Morgan were exactly even for^first place with 123 miles and no laps to^their credit: Shock, 122 miles: Neilson, lis^miles and one lap; Temple, 47 miles and^seven laps.
THE( RONIN^ CASE-
TheToronto Story Believed to be a t'aka -^srhaark's Theory.^Chkaoo. May IS.^James Con well, a re^^porter for the Chicago Times, said by Cro-
Inln In the Toronto interview to be the per^^son who introduced the doctor to L^caron,^the British spy, denies emphatically that^there is any truth in the assertion. Coo-
|welt says be was detailed once to interview^Cronin on some local Irish matter and that^the doctor subsequently attempted to get^Conwell to have published a long article in^which Cronin was made to figure a^ a ruin^who was being persecuted in certain ways^on account of his religion and nationality.^Conwell returned the manuscript. Cronin^grew very angry at the result. Other than^in these incidents Conwell knows nothing^of Cronin and never heard of Lecarnn un^^til the latter's appearance as an informer^in London. The man Charles Long, who^is said tn have discovered Cronin in To^ronto. and who is sending out interviews^from there with the doctor, is the person^Conwell raid to w bom Cronin. while In^Chicago, sent the rejected manuscript men^^tioned above, and through whom the d *^ -^ment was return- d to Cronin.
Toronto,May 13 ^The authorities^satisfied Cronin is not here and has^been here.
CapLSchaack is fully convinced^hat the^corpse supposed to be connected^Cronin case, for which
LarraFinlay from confinement at Fort^Missoula. The woman he abused^has since died, and as 1 can^not obtain evidence upon which^be would be probably be convicted I^had the prisoner released, i arrested and^conveyed the outlaw to Fort Missoula for^safe keeping, because after he escaped^from the Indian jail he made a personal at^^tack upon me and threatened to take my^life for having insisted upon his arrest by^the Indian police for committing rape upon^an Indian woman, and from the effects of^his brutal treatment as ted above the wo^^man has since died.
Havingbeen released from the military^jail, Larra came back to the reservation, a^terror to all respectable Indians. From^the reserve he went to Chewela, in Wash^^ington territory, stole two burses and^eloped with the wife of an Indian of that^place. He returned to the reservation,^when he was arrested by the Indian police^and compelled to give up horses in place of^the ones be stole in Washington territory.^In the mean time the festering body of^a murdered white man was found^on the Jocko river, and Larra was sus^^pected of the crime. In ordi r to prevent bis^escape until evidence could be procured^against him he was put in jail and his^hands were tied in the absence of a guard.^This is the villain whom Arlee recently^complained of being brutally treated by^the police, and tor.k to Missoula to make^the complaint a half-breed who was^in jail last winter tor killing^a Kootenai Indian, but released by the In^^dians on the plea of self-defense. Having^been released be brought a supply of^whisky to the reserve, and for that offense^was jailed by the Indian police, escaped^and accompanied Arlee to Missoula to^make sensational and lying complaints^against the cruelty of the Indian police,^particularly tn the case of the murderer^Sam Finlay,who got away from the Indian^jail only to commit the crime of another^murder, and for which he is now being^hunted down.
GrowingOut ^r a Mage Ar^ i.lent^Derided for thr riaintifT.
Washington,May 13 ^(Special to the^Independent. J^In the United States su^^preme court to day Justice Gray delivered^an important opinion in the case of Richard^T. Kennon vs. John T. Gilmer, Orange^Salisbury and Monroe Salisbury, appealed^from the supreme court of Montana. The^plaintiff was thrown from one of the de^^fendants' stages and broke his leg. He^sued for $26,000, and the district eo rt gave^him $20,500. The defendant appealed,^claiming errors in rulings, and the Mon^^tana supreme court cut down the amount^of the judgment to 810.500. Both parties^then appealed, the plaintiff holding the^supreme court could not cut down the^amount of the judgment, and the defend^^ants on the ground of errors in the lower^court. J udge Gray holds the Montana su^^preme court had no authority to cut down^the amount of judgment: that the rulings^of the lower court were right, and that the^case be remanded, either that the Montana^court may authorize a new trial, or if Ken^^non will abate $10,000 of his claim, the^court may allow it.
TheLaw is VmIIiI.^Washihuton, May 13.^The supreme^court to day rendered an opinion in the^case of Chae Chang Ping, appellant, versus^the collector of the port of San Francisco.^This is a suit brought to test the constitu^^tionality of the Scott Chinese exclusion act.^Shortly after the Scott exclusion act went^into effect Chae Chang Ping returned to the^United States from China and endeavored^to secure entrance at the port of San Fran^^cisco. He left this country armed with^a certificate entitling him to return, but the^certificate was declared invalid by the^Scott act, and the collector refused him ad^^mittance, and suit was then brought in the^United States court for the distiict of Cali^^fornia to test the constitutionality^Of the act. In accordance^with the provisions of which the collector^acted. The California courts upheld the^constitutionality of the act and from this^decision the case comes here on appeal.^This c ^uit affirms the judgment. It holds^congress has the power to abrogate a treaty^and in support of that view cites the au^^thorities of the court on the subject, hold^^ing that the propriety of such action la not^a matter for judicial cognizance but that It^is a matter for the political departmenL^Congress, it savs, has power to exclude^aliens from the United States whose pres^ence is deemed inimical to our interests.
LAIDDOWN TO DIE.
Suicideof Edward Shepherd, a Well-^Known Butte Drug Clerk, Early^Sunday Morning.
NoReason. Assigned Save That he Waa
Tiredot Long Hours and^Hard Work.
Lesterthe Man A mated at^day Released on a n rlt
Bitte. May IS. ^ (Special to the Inde^^pendent 1^1. Edward Shepherd, a drug^clerk in the employ of Ferdinand Sands,^committed suicide by taking morphine,^probably early on Sunday morning. Mr.^Sands came down to his drug store at^about 10 o'clock on Sunday morning and^found Shepherd lying on his bed in a room^adjoining the store, dead. The body waa^yet warm and life had evidently been ex^^tinct only a few moments. Shepherd was^27 years of age and of exemplary habits.^He bad been in Butte about three months,^coming here from Dakota. He was regular^in his work and habits, had $1,000 in bank^and $500 was found on his person, besides^$!S) was due Mm from hia employer.^There was no known cause for his act.^He was last seen alive at 11 o'clock on^Saturday evening. He told a fellow-clerk^at that time that he Intended to take mor^^phine, as he was tired of working eighteen^hours a day. His friend thought be waa^joking, but the sequel prove* be meant It.^The coroner's jury returned a verdict of^death from morphine, administered by his^own hand.
Shepherdwas originally from Caatine,^Maine, where his parents still reside. A^telegram was received from his father this^morning, asking that the remains be for-^for warded and they will be embalmed and^sent east in the morning.
Thetoung Man Keleased on a Writ ot^Haliea* Corpus.^Butte. May 13 ^ [Special to the Inde^^pendent. )^.Mieriff Lloyd sent Frank Thom^^as over to Helena on Sunday evening, and^escorted E. W. Lester back to Butte. The^young man was not plactd in custody, but^was allowed to go about with his attorney^and rustle. Mrs. Lester did not return to^Butte, but is visiting friends in Helena. The^action against him was brought in Judge^Engel's court by Mrs. Galbraith and Mr.
olden.Lester's attorneys this morning^moved to have the action against him dis^^missed, on the ground of irregularity of the^arrest, but the judge denied the mo^^tion. Mr. Lester denies that he left^Butte with any intention of defrauding bis^creditors. He fully intended to settle all^his indebtedness, but was unable to do so.^le says he has made arrangements where^^by ever) thing that he owes will be settled^to-morrow morning. He then expects to^go to New Y'ork and says he will return to^Butte In about a month. His attorneys^this afternoon took out a writ of habeas^corpus on account of irregularities in the^arr st and Mr. Lester was set at liberty.
kCounty Institute Alles^.l^a Terrible Place.^Chk aoo, May 13.^The investigation of^the insane asylum began in the county^C'^urt this morning. The testimony showed^fiere were 1,000 inmates, with room for^only 900; that the attendance was insuf^^ficient and the food bad.
Evidencewas introduced to the effect^that patients were fed on pigs' heads for an^entire year, with potatoes for vegetables^once a week There was no service, and^the patients fought for possession of the^potatoes with the result that the weak^got none, and over fifty of the in^^mates became affected with scurvy.^^ fie ot the medical attendants testified that^in one Ward there was an average of thirty^patients with only nine rooms, or an^average of three in each roota. It was ab^^solutely necessary to bave only one or two^in sonie of the rooms, so that four persons^were crowded into others. These rooms^are5^x10 feet wide, but in many cases two^patients are forced to sleep in them. Under^such circumstances, with insufficient at^^tendants, the patients would climb over^the cots and fight and the medical^attendant was frequently called six or^eight times in a single night to go to pa^^tients who were attempting to commit^murder or suicide. This state of affairs^was reported to members of the county^board again and again, but nothing was^done to remedy iL Much other revolting^testimony was brought in.
Theboard of county commissioners this^afternoon passed a resolution naming a^court of prominent ci izens to recommend^a sutable person to succeed the present^superintendent. Dr. Kiernan, whose man^^agement has been so severely commented^upon recently.
A Pointer From Irelsnil for the Nation's^At-rlrullural officials.
Washinoton,May 13.^Last week Pro^^fessor Wllletts, assistant secretary of agri^culture, had under consideration a letter^from Ireland, which he thinks may offer a^solution of the economic problem, ^What^shall take the place of the wheat on the^farms where it can no longer be raised at a^profit v^ The writer, who has been famil^^iar with Hax sowing and linen manufac^^turing since 1H40, says in his interesting^communication, that there are only two^eatablisbments for weaving. One is at^Webster, Mass., and the other is at Apple-^ton, Wis., the latter doing but little,^and neither weaving anything finer^than crash. There is nothing in the cli^^mate or soil contacting with the assertion^that fust as good flax and linen may be^produced in every state in the American^union as in any country. Germany now^spins and weaves the finest linen and she^has no essentially different climate from^America. Many things become successful^in America from the facility with which^the people take it up and adapt Improved^processes and appliances, and this may be^the salvation of the linen industry, of the^importance of which there is no question.^There is every reas^n why the^American farmers should produce a mil^^lion acres of tiax of both seed and fibre,^over and above what is now produced,^which would give 12,000,000 to 15.000.0U)^bushels of seed worth as many millions of^dollars and wcu'd also give ten and a half^millions tons of tiax straw which would he^worth $50 000.000 and from which $500,000^tons of rUx fiber would be obtained, worth^$100,000,000 Once established American^invention would as in all other industries^soon buid up an industry to consume the^raw material. Prof. Willette has informed^the sender that the subject of his letters^would be earnestly considered by the de^^partment, which would lend its aid to ef^^fect an Increase or diversify the agricul^^tural industries of our country.
Excitementat (;lendive Over the Find^a Mlg-iu^l Officer.
Glekdive,May IS ^[Special to the In^^dependent J - A discovery has been made^to-day by Col. J. ML Ray. United States^signal ^,nicer, that is creating great local^excitement. While pursuing his geological^researches in a ravine two miles southeast^of Glendive. yesterday, he picked up a nug^^get that weighs two and one-half ounces.^The discovery is exlraordiuar^, for the^reason that the geological formation would^not indicate gold. It must bave drifted^from the mountains and all indicaiiona^show that there must be more than the one^nugget in the drift form a'ion that overlies^the high lands cmtig ions to the Y'ellow-^stone river.
WOMENTHE VI^ TIMS |
BrwtalHusbands Mnrrler Their^Then Salrlde.^Memphis. May IS ^Geo. Ward, aged 2S,^employed as an engineer at the Memphis
|gas works, this afternoon shot and killed^hia young wife, aged 18, and then killtd^himself. The deed was caused by jeal-
Iousy. The mnrdered'woman was first cou
Isin to her husband and the murderer court^^ed his wife for six years, but could not^gain the consent of her mother to their
|union, which resulted, four months ago,^in a runaway marriage.
withthe^his men have been
WeCarry a Full Line of
TUexexcel a^^n the tnarket fc^^JRAB^. AU. ttt largee^and LILLY. BRACKKTT ^ CO^ makes.
RALEIGH^ CLARKE, No. 25 Uoper Main St.^auooxaaoRS to v. a. oaoe * oo
Thetondioter- Gathering.^Denver. May 13 ^Three special trains^of Pullman eoeches arrived here this morn^^Ing from the east over the Burlington,^bearing nearly one thousand delegates to^the international convention of the Order^of Railway Conductors, which convenes^here to-morrow. Delegates have been ar^^riving for several days and there are now^nearly 1.500 in the city, representing every^portion of the Union. Considerable prep^aration has been made for the entertain^^ment of the visitors while in Denver.
Vatoedi be Ssiua Bill.
Albajit,May IS^Gov. Hill today^vetoed the Sax Urn electoral reform bill on^the ground that the requirement that none^but officially printed ballots shall be voted,^aad that each ticket shall contain the^names of all the candidates of all the par^ties aad combinations pretending to be^are cumbersome and unconstitu-
brewingand culminated last night in quit. I^H^^
Thismorning a fire broke out in Y oung Woodruff was to-day hound over
tothe criminal court on the charge of horse^stealing. Afterward he was shown a num^^ber of photographs, among which was one^of Cronin. This he either would not or^could not point oat. Woodruff's, or Biack,^as be sometimes calls himself, statement^that be received money from his father, J^Black, of San Francisco, last Tuesday was^verified to-night by the record* of the^^apieas cam pan y. This evening Biack^made a statement that he knew^Cronin alive, but was unable or unwilling^to say how he knows it He says be had^not told all he knew about the trunk and^will not until his father arrives to bail him^out.
PatrickMcGarry, whe was sent to To^^ronto by Dr. Cronin's friends here,^to-night from that city as follows:^proprietor and fjk rk on duty do not recog-^nize Cronin's picture as stopping at the Kos-^sen bonse last week. The name was not^registered at all, and no signature resem^^bling his can be found. The reported in-^ported Interview did not take place. Long^is on the Empire newspaper I. 1 have en^^gaged the beat detectives and lawyers.^Publlah in morning papers.
arow. mis morning a nre uroae out in^the engine house of the colored fire com^^pany and the colored militia company's ar^^senal adjoining was burned also. A large^crowd ot whites and negroes gati red and^a delegation of Gretna militia i whiw i went^to the scene. Several nesrroa refused to^leave the burning building until they were^in danger, alleging they were afraid to^face the whites. When they finally came^out a tight ensued and some of the wnites^fired, seriously wounding three negroes.^All the time the fire waa spreading and^several houses were destroyed, the flames^Snaily dying out for want ot fuel. Dur^^ing the conflagration a number of white^men armed with shotguns and rifles con-^I gregated around the scene and prevented^any negro from coming within 100 yards of^the fire. After the fire waa over armed^squads of wnites scattered around town^and entered a number of negro cabins, os^^tensibly In search of arms
TataMissal U easier Hud.
yKwY'ork, May IS.^Washington^j lrvtng Bishop, the Blind reader, died here^I that afternoon of hysterical catalepsy.
l..^t In Cnlraa-o.
Chicaso.May IS ^ Tb.eop.hilo Picheron,
ia Frenchman, arrived in Chicago, yester^^day, from Lewiston, Idaho, and in com^^pany with Korw-rt Schlicher. took a room
jat Kubn's hotel. Last evening Schlicher^went to Uke a bath and supposed Picheron^was about to do the same. When he re-
:turn d the Frenchman was not in. Every^effort to find him has failed. What has^become of him is a mystery. He has with^him a certificate of deposit for $o,000 and^$5*J0 in cash.besides a watch and chain and
.iHher articles of jewelry. Picheron could
1speak no Koglish.
RepublicanBsssdlora.^St. Louis, May 13.^Albert N'eibert, re-^1 publican, sergeant at-arms of the lower^, house of the municipal assembly of this^city, who was Indicted last Friday for aid-^' ing in the fraudulent naturalization of a^large number of foreigners previous to the^' late city election, has left the city. Julius^Lehman, a member of the house of del-^I estates, also a republican, who was indict^^ed at the same time and for the same^is under bona*.
St.Paul, May IS.^A Pioneer Pi^I special from Fond da Lac Wis., says: At
Osceolathis afternoon Geo Loom is, a^j farmer, aged 45, killed hia wife at d then
suicided-Loom la has been passattlered of^I unsound mind, but waa not thought to be^I dangerous.
KilledHis Wife.^Desveb, May 13.^Fred Medley, propri^^etor of the Pueblo house, 1.565 Blake street,^this afternoon wbiie under the influence cf^liquor, shot and killed bis wife because sbe^refused to give him money to purchase^beer. The murderer attempted to escape^but was arrested.
Portsmouth,O., May 13.^At a dance in
thecountry near here Saturday nlgbt in a
quarrelHenry Nlckles shot and killed
Wilsonand James Cooper, brothers, and^escaped.
Onthe Charge or Murdar.
NewBrunswick, X. J , May IS.^De^^tectives this afternoon arrested M. H. lien^drickson. the general freight and passen^^ger agent of the Karitan River railroad,^and lodged him ^n jail in this city. He Is^charged with the murder of George Kis^senger, who waa killed last Sunday in a^riot at Saverviiie. The charge was pre^^ferred by Edwin Furman. whose lands^Hendrickson and his men trespassed upon^to lay track.
PrrrsBURe,May IS ^The annual con^^vention of the Pattern Makers League of^North America began here this morning.^Delegates are present from all parts of the^country. The convention will consider the^eight hour system and piece w rk, appren-^the best means of extend ing t he or -^in and the tool insurance system.
Klch OigKiiiKs Eft ported In the^ho,Ml or l^ca^l ^ ooel.
Chicago,May 13.^A special from Dead-^wood, Dak . says: Great excitement pre^^vails, owing to the discovery of new and^rich placer diggings about forty miles from^here. Prospecting in these diggings last^year on a small scale showed gold tn quan^^tities, and in renewing work this spring^the secret got out and now men are rush^^ing to the new gold fields from all direc^^tions on foot, horseback and with teams,^taking tents, provisions and complt min^^ing outfits, parties from the diggings re^^turning to get provisions and tools, show^plenty of gold dust and say the diggings^are extensive and worth sixty and seventy^cents to the pan.
TheArizona Hold-up.^Tucson, A. T.. May IS^After securing^the booty Saturday the robbers who at^^tacked Paymaster Wham's party made^their escape, going south One troop of^cavalry went from Fort Grant Saturday^night and one was sent ftom Fort Thomas^Sunday morning: also a poesa of thirty^trained Indian scouts. Three of the^wounded tsoopers could not be moved from^the scene of action, their wounds being so^serious. It is thought five at least of the^wounded will die. Large parties from all^parts of the territory adjacent to Wilcox^have gone in parsuit of the robbera.
Paris,May IS^A municipal election^was held at Narbonne yeaterday, which re^^sulted in a victory for the socialist candi^^dates. The socialists, beaded by Ferraii^member of the chamber of deputies paraded^the streets singing the Ma saillalse. Last^nl/ht the socialists hauled down the royal^standard and hoisted the socialist flag in^place.
TheI nluckv Caar.^itkksbl'ko. May IS.^a conspira^^cy has been discovered among military offi^^cials. A large number of^were arreated and in their^found papers which proved they Intended^to attempt to assassinate the czar,^were also found.
laaUhewsaad Huston at Work.^Washinoton, May IS. ^ Judge Mat^^thews, who succeeds Judge Durham as^first comptroller of the treasury, and^Huston, who soeceeds Hyatt as treasurer^of the L nited States, entered upon ^ d^^charge of their new duties this morning.
IsasvUiof Hoary Foster.
Rome,B. Y., May la.-Uon. Henry Fos^^ter died in this city last night in his SOth^year. He waa the senior ex United States^senator, having been appointed in 1H44 one^year before Simon Cameron, of Penn*^sylvaaia. rBUD
TomaKHatch Acqnittod.^Dknver, May IS -The trial of C. W.^Hatch, of Boston, charged with the murder^of his uncle, Henry Hatch, was concluded^at Burlington, Col., to-day, the jury bring^^ing in a verdict of acquittal.
TheHoard is Full.
Washington,May isMr. Theodore
Roosevelt,recently appointed civil service^commissioner, took the oath of office this^morning; the board is now full. Commis^^sioner Lyman was chosen president.
WillCot No KeaL
Washinoton,May 13 -The Court of^Claims today dismissed the case of Kin-^kead A Goes*man against the United^'s'tA^s, being a claim for rent of property