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HELENA. M N'T AN A TERRITORY. SI N DAY MORNING. JUNE 30, 1889.
, A HOME
ON EASY TERMS:
Fivenew houses on Fifth Avenue.^Five minutes walk from Court House.^Three 4-Room Houses.^Two 5-Room Houses.
Justfinished, water, fences, sidewalks, etc.,^all complete. $300 in cash, $40 in monthly^installments. Call and investigate.
Agents,Rooms 1. 2 and 3, Second Floor First National Bank Building, Kn-
Jury Investigating the^Murder Case Closes^Its Session.
Allthe Men Suspected of Complicity^in the Crime Held for Court^Save Alexander Sullivan.
trancecorner Grand and Jackson streets.
The^l^te - Attorney ^a^- Another Grand^Jory Will Bw Evidence In Regard^to the Case,^
Chicago.June 29.^The Brand jury has^returned indictments against Martin Burke,^John F. Beggs, Patrick Cooney, Daniel^j Coughlin.Patrick O'Sullivan, Frank Wood^^ruff and Krank Kunze, for complicity in^the murder of Dr. Cronin. None of the^prisoners or suspects were represented in^court when the grand jury reported to^Judge Shepard. Few persons at all were^present besides officials except a number of^newspaper men. After the last^fomalities of the long inquisition were^ended, States Attorney Longenecker^told a number of reporters he had not yet^dropped the case in its relation to Alex^^ander Sullivan. He claimed that the^grand ^ury had been unable at the expira^^tion of its term to hear all the evidence^that could he presented against Mr. Sulli^^van. The Inquiry as to Sullivan would be^continued by the next grand jury. Whether^it would be another special panel or a reg^^ular body could not at present be stated.
Itwas conceded by Mr. Longenecker, in^pnva'e conversation, that up to the mo^^ment that the term of the grand jury ex^^pired the authorities had not secured sufti^cient evidence upon which Sullivan could^be convicted. An indictment of him, there^^fore, so the state's attorney reasoned,^would undoubtedly result in an immediate^trial and acquittal, barring forever any^other proceedings, a result which from^Li.ngenecKer's standpoint, was not to be^de.-ired. Atiotherreason for the attorney's^course is sa'd to be a hope on his part that^betore the tiial of the men indicted is end^^ed, some of them may be induced, through^hope of saving their own necks, to give^! evidence directly Incriminating Sullivan
aFleet of Floating Falaee* to l^e Hut on^Lake Superior.
UkxitFalls, June 29.^ [^r*cial to the^Independent ]^It has become known here^that President James J. Hill intends to^place a fleet of passenger steamboats on^Lake Superior. These boats, which are to^be real floating palaces, are to ply between^West Superior, Duluth and lower lake^ports, such as Cleveland and Buffalo. These^steamboats, which will be specially de^^signed for the passenger traffic, will con^^nect with trains from Helena and Great^Falls, providing a continuous water and^rail route from the heart of the continent^to the east.
Iwill not rest,^ said Mr. Hill recently,^^until 1 have succeeded in drawing off^from the Chicago lines and Chicago rail^^ways all the traffic, both freight and pas^^senger, that rightfully belongs to the upper^lakes and landing at Duluth. 1 have not^begun as early as 1 might in forcing the^issue, but now that it is start*d there will^be no backing down in rates or other con^^cessions made to the lines, either rail or^steamship, that center at Chicago. The^Manitoba has no interest down there. We^could only get the business of the Chicago^and St. Paul lines by competition with a^half dozen. There we compete with one^line for the west or two for St. Paul.
Whyshould Chicago enter into my cal^^culations in any way'.'^ continued Mr.^Hill. ^The entry of three or more of such^passenger ships as the Northern Steam^^ship company will buiid, into the Duluth^trade, making the round trip in nine days,^elegantly appointed and perfectly^equipped, will mark a revolution in the^passenger travel between Duluth and^tne lower lake ports. Passenger ships^have in the past ten or fifteen years fallen^behind the freight steamers in point of^constructive excellence and now while^there are hundreds of magnificent speci^^mens of new marine architecture tarrying^freight to our docks, there are less than^half a dozen passenger ships of anything^like recent build or convenience.
WOOLa i t^KU I FALLS.
HeavyReceipts and Sales at Good Price*^^ Buyers on the ^;round.
GreatFalls, June 29 ^ [Special to the^Independent. |^Shearing has been general^during the past ten days, and as the result^wool is pouring in here in large quantities
fromall directions. Some clips have come^Kun/.e, the Cronin suspect, whose name , from beyond Judith (Jap, while the large
FineCarriages, Buggies and Road Wagons,
Landaus,Coupes and Phaetons,
11ST Q-JcfcE-A-T VARIETY.
iSchuttler'sMontana Lumber and Quartz Wagon Gears. Farm^[Wagons, Harness, Etc.
becametalked about for the first time to^^day, is a picture frame maker who spent a^good deal of time around the Chicago^avenue police station, to which Detective^Coughlin was attached. Kurze is suspected^to have driven Coughlin to the Carlson cot^^tage the fatal night of May 4. States-^Attorney Longenecker talks very positively^about having evidence enough to surely^bang Coughlin and Kunze. It is intimated^the state has in reserve two witnesses who^will swear to seeing Coughlin and Kunze^near the cottage on that night, and gave^equally direct testimony against Cooney^and Barke. One of the witnesses Is said t^-^be a member of Camp 20. The evidence^against lieges is understood to consist^chiefly of a suspicious passage in his corre^^spondence with Ids superior officer In the^Clan-na-Gael, Edward Spellman.of Peoria.
11133 Feet, Business Property, on Broadway.^y 37^^ acres adjoining College Grounds.^7 Room House on Broadway, easy terms.
Lotsin Flower Garden, Phoenix and Villard additions. Terms^to suit.
lO.oooshares Golden Gat^ Mining company's stock at 25 cents^General Age^nt for the Bankers Life Association St. Paul.^MONEY TO LOAN ON CITY AND FARM PROPERTY^[N ANY AMOUNT.
T.AMOUR ^ LAMBIE
ROOM8, PITTSBURG BLOCK.
testCorner on Ewing Street, 50x150, $3,000.
Lotsin Syndicate Addition, $8 per foot.
(mallinterest in an Acre Tract, Near the City.
bhoiceLots in Haueer Addition, $20 to $35 a foot
A.J. STEELE ^ CO.
fartherParticular* or the A*phyxlatlon of^the Ml I nfortunale-.
Paterson,N. J.. June 29.^Later de^^tails of the finding of the six asphyxiated^bodies in the den at 47 Kyle avenue, last^night, are revolting. Three of the female^victims were less than 20 years old. named^Ella and Sarah McNalty. sisters, and^Emma WrighL The other woman, Kate^White, wa^ M years old. (iodfrey Gertade,^70 years old. the keeper of the resort, evi^dently died many hours before the^others. The body of an unknown^girl, aged 30, was found in a^better state of preservation than^the others. Broken China and toiiet^articles literally covered the floor and filth^abounded everywhere. A white woman^who was pregnant sat in a chair near the^I window in a sickening attitude, and pre-^I sented a horrible spectacle In death. All^I had evidently l^ecn crazed with drink and^I had had a drunken brawl. Evidently^somebody tripped over the rubber tube^which conveyed the gas from the iron pipe^to the gas range, and the windows and^doors were fastened. The house has been^the sceue of t wo suicides and one murder^prior to last night's ghastly find. The^uiogt touching incident connected with the^^fair was the frantic efforts of the mother^ot the McNalty sisters this morning to see^her daughters, whom she believed were^virtuous.
Cameron'*I nootentatiou* Burial.^Uarrimjcro, Pa., June 29 ^Gen. Cam^^eron's funeral this afternoon was char^^acterized by the greatest simplicity, in ac^^cord with the wish he often expressed dur^^ing life. A few flowers, sent by friends,^were strewed around the casket, which^rested in the east parlor of the old Cam^^eron residence. Comparatively few looked^upon the strong features of the grand old^man. whose appearance was exceedingly^life like. The choir sang special and ap^propriate hymns; then Rev. Dr. Chambers,^pastor of the Pine street Presbyterian^church, conducted the services for the^dead. The interment was at Uarrtsburg^cemetery.
IaaaaSSB Appointment*.^Washington. June 29 ^The president^made the following consular appointments^to-day: Wm. Y. Sarrsby, of Mississippi,^at Guayaquil: Edward E. Goodenow. of^Maine, at ^l Stephen's, X. B : Daniel B.^Hubbard, of Massachusetts, at Annaberg,^Germany: Hugo M. Starkhoff, of Missouri,^at Bremen: Wm. T. Grinnell. of New^York, at Manchester: John A. Tibbetta.^of Connecticut, at Bradford; Robert W.^Tanner, of Kansas, at Cadiz: M. A. Same^son, of Kansas, at St John, X. B.
rangesof the Chestnut valley and the Te^^ton have sent many hundred thousand^pounds. Prices are considerably higher^than last year and the wool growers are^free sellers at the advance.
Thelargest transaction of the week^was the purchase of Charles L. Gibson's^70,000 pounds 'clip by Paris Gibson. Tne^wool was of choice quality and brought the^highest market price.
Compressingis in favor this sear n I ae^large saving in freight impels shippers to^make use of the compress, which reduces^three bales to the bulk of one. . The attend^^ance of eastern buyers is large, and the^competition is brisk. Mr. Eldridge, who is^widely known in the Montana trade.arrived^recently. So did Mr. Macknechie, who^represents a St. Louis bouse. He comes^fresh from the Texan ranges in request of^the golden fleece.
Mr.Campbell, of Vermont, whose firm^established the famous Delaine breed, fifty^years ago, intends to stock a sheep breed^^ing ranch at Sand Coulee with 1,000^thoroughbred sheep next year.
The Delagoa Bay Matter Liable to Get^Portugal Into Trouble.
London,June 29.^A dispatch from De-^lagoa bay reports a serious state of affairs^there, arising from railway troubles. A^portion of the railway has been destroyed^by the Portugese and English engineers^who tried to defend the works was fired^upon. Foreign residents are'', greatly^alarmed and are crowding to the British^consulate for protection. The Portugese^have placed the British interpreter under^arrest and the English residents demand^his release.
TheStandard, commenting on the reso^^lution adopted by the shareholders of the^Delagoa Bay Railway company, yesterday,^blames them for imprudence and urges^that it would be useless to force Portugal^to fulfill her concession to the company.^The paper thinks Portugal should merely^be compelled to return to the company the^money it exoended and pay an indemnity^for the damage it nas caused. It says Lis^^bon must be blockaded in the treasury to^obtain justice. The Times is in favor of^forcing Portugal to fulfill the concession.
Thereport received by the Chronicle^that the decree canceling the con^^cession bad been rescinded has not be^n^confirmed.
Washington,June29. ^The department^of state has been informed of the cancel^^ing by Portugal of the concession granted^the Delagoa Bay railroad company, but^has no information of serious trouble in^consequence.
Ata cabinet council to-day it was de^^cided to send additional war ships to Dela^^goa bay.
Inthe Seventh Round.
Saratoga,N. Y., June 29.^Last night^Billy Elkea, of Saratoga, knocked out Jack^Mctiee, of Jersey City, in the seventh^round. In the first mind the men sparred^principally for points and both did clever^work. In the second the Saratogian^knocked his man down, repeating the act^twice in the third round. From the third^round on to the finish Elkes did about as^he chose with the Jersey man. knocking^him down six times in the fourth, five^tiroes in the fifth, four times in the sixth^and three times in the seventh. At the^conclusion of this round McGee was a to^^tal wreck.
WeCarry a Full Line of
Iah Igrea- Dreael.
NewYokk, June 29.^Archbishop Cor-^rigan this morning at the cathedral united^In marriage John V. Dahlgren and Eliza^^beth Drexei. The bride is the daughter ot^the late Jos- ph Drexei. and the groom is i^the s^^n of the late Rear Admiral Dahlgren.^A d Mingsished and fashionable gathering^filled the great building.
aV Bros. Slices.
marketfor STYLE and DURABILITY. Also the Urges
inthe city, including HAN AN ^ SON^~ BRACKKTT A CO. makes.
,No. 25 Uoper Main St
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Howthe Bank* Stand.
NewYork. June 29.^The bank state^^ment shows a reserve dsu^^^ of 11,828,-^000. The banks now hold *X*7o,000 in ex-^I of the legal rule.
Karhin Bin Own Sphere.
BrusselsJune 29. ^ The shah of Persia^| made a visit to the works of Zraing to-day,^] accompanied by King Leopold. A delega^^tion of workmen waited upon the king^aad his majesty shook bands with them.^Addressing them he said: ^You work in^your sphere, and 1 in mine. We are all^workers, members of the same family, and^should join bands. Tell your comrades^my feelirgs are implied in the Belgian^motto. ^I'nion and Strength.
London,June 29.^The new Whit* Star^line steamer Majesty was launched to-day.
XcDwwa Free Man.
Charleston,June 29.^The jury in the^McDow case retired at half past 12 o'clock^yesterday, and after deliberating two hours^returned a verdict of ^not guilty.
Preparationsfor the Suliivan-Kil-^rain Mill for $20,000 Progress^^ing at New Orleans
TheBig One Said to be in Splendid^Condition With No Doubt^of the Result.
ToGive KHrain Foists on Wrestling-The^Opposition to be Afforded No^^ uaace to Baek Out.
NewOrleans, June 29 ^ Preparations^for the Sullivan Kilrain prize fight are pro^^gressing smoothly Renaud. who has^charge of the excursion, is receiving con^^stantly applications for tickets and special^cars. The first train will leave this city^about 4 a m. on Monday, July 8. The^ring will be pitched before daylight, and^be in readiness for use when the excursion^^ists arrive, it is confidently expected the^fight will commence at 8 a. m. and the ex^^cursionists return to the city by noon. The^managers think there will be.5 000 people^at the ring side. Captain Tom Jamieson,^of Meriden, Miss., with twenty specials,^will probably have charge of the police^regulations. CapL Jamieson is known as^an efficient man and a resolute officer, who^can always have a posse of good men at his^commano, and should he undertake the^job the very best of order will be assured.
J.W. Barnett, who left Sullivan Wed^^nesday evening at bis training quarters in^New York state, arrived here tnis morn^^ing to receive notice as to the selection of^the battle ground. Being interviewed Bar^^nett said Su.livan never looked better. ^1^knew him when he fought Ryan, and i 'en^you frankly he is in iKtter shape at pres^^ent than ever before, lu regard to the su^^perfluous flesh on him and the story that^he is flabby looking about the muscles is^bosh. His wind is excellent and his legs^are as solid aud as strong almost as bars of^steeL Just before i left be skipped rope^SOU times without a break and must have^pretty good legs and mighty good wind to^do that.
Barnetthas plenty of interesting things^to tell about the New Orleans favorite, lie^said: ^Sullivan is taking as naturally to^training as a duck does to water. His do^^cility is something remarkable. He does^everything Muldoon tells him, and he real^^izes perfectly that he must show the coun^^try again just what he if made of. The big^fellow himself has as little fear about the^result as he would bave if Andy Bo wen^was to be Uis opponent.
Barnettgives Muldoon great credit for^what has. been accomplished in training^Sullivan and giving him lessons in wrest^^ling. He says when Sullivan gets into the^ring be will know a point or two about^wreetling that nave never occurred to Kil^^rain. Barnett does not know who will be^behind sallivan in the big fight. Cleary^can be counted on, but tbe other man is^unknown. Maybe it will be Jack Ashton,^though Sullivan himself did not know last^week who was likely to assist Cleary.^Muldoon is spoken of. and he^could fill the bill, but Muldoon would^hardly care to get behind John. He would
Breferto have some more experienced man.^lowever, the matter will be decided in a^few days and when it is the name of the^missing second will be made public. As^far as Sullivan is concerted, nothing wul^interfere with the fight unless be drops^dead. The Kilrain party will be conceded^everything in order that there may be no^kick. Any square man as referee will suit^Sullivan, no matter where he hails from.^There will be plenty ot good men down^from the north, and there are good men^right here in New Orleans, capable of^serving. As far as the interest in the^north is concerned, it is getting more in^^tense every day. So far tnere has been lit^^tle betting in New York' but what there^is of it Barnett says is favorable to Sullivan.
AtPittsburg^First game, Pittsburg. 6;^Philadelphia, 2. The batteries were, for^Pittsburg, Morris and fields; for Philadel^^phia, Bufflnton and Clements. Second^game^Pittsburg, H; Philadelphia. 0. The^batteries were, for Pittsburg, Sttley and^M Her. for Philadelphia. Wood at d Decker.
AtIndianapolis^Indianapolis, 1; New^York, 4 The batteries were for lndianap-^oplis, (iefzen and Daily: for New York,^Crane and Ewing.
AtCleveland^Cleveland, 4; Washing^^ton. 5. The batteries were for Cleveland,^Bakely and Snyder; for Washington,^O Day and Clark.
AtChicago^Chicago, X; Boston. 2. The^batteries were for Chicago, Dwyer and^Parrell: for Boston, Sowders and Bennett.
Htaadlngof League Club* To Date.
HowCHICAGO (,K^^\\ v.
FiieTown* Taken in With an Aggregate^I'opulation of iOO.OOO.
Chi aso, June 29.^ The question of the^annexation to Chicago of the closely ad^^joining subnrbs of Hyde Park. Lake, Lake^Yiew, Cicero and Jefferson was voted on^to-day. The campaign, which has been^conducted for several weeks past, was a^spirited one, and both sides have been mak^^ing a tremendous struggle. The anti-an-^nexationista were generally headed by tha^present office-holders in the suburban gov^^ernments, who made a fight against com^tng in the city. While tbe offi.-ial vote^from all points has not yet been announced,^there is no room for doubt from tbe figures^received but that tbe suburbs named^bave been carried by tbe annexation^^ists. The various towns bring into^Chicago an additional population of^nearly 200,000 bringing the total up to^probably 1,100.000. TI.e terrltoty annexed^will give Chicago a total area i approxi^^mately estimated) of about 174 square^miles, making it the largtst city in area in^the L'ntted States. All towns annexed are^built up thickly, radiating from the old^city limits. A person unacquainted with^the boundary lines wonld be unable to dis^^tinguish where the suburbs be* an. the^dividing line being the centers of the^boundary streets in populous districts.
BentonFemes to the Front ^^ ith a Big^Wool sale at Top Figure*.
FortBenton, June 29 ^ (Special to the^Independent. |^The heaviest wool deal of^the season was closed here to-night at 9^o'clock. One large lot, belonging to Jos.^Hirscbberg, of this city, and the men asso^^ciated with him on shares, consisting of^100.000 pounds has been on the market tor^a day or two, and several of the heaviest^buyers in the territory were bidding on iL^It was twice reported sold, to-day, first^time, at 21',. and then again at 21 .. hut^the reports proved incorrect. To-nigbt,^however, the deal was finally closed. Mr.^Geo. H. L. Sharpe. buyer for Lace ^ Man-^ing. of Boston, took the 100.000 pounds at^21% cents, tbe largest sale and the highest^price of the season. Benton wears the bine^ribbon as the great wool center of the^north wesL
TheConvicted Murderer of Annie^Lundstrom Receives a Package^of Poison from an Admirer.
Strychniaand Opium the Combina^^tion, with a Note Advising Him^to Take the Pill
IFacta Connected with Mro.ni ^ Recent^Attempt to F*cape and How It Wa*^Frustrated by the Sheriff.
Four Teople Killed and a Number In^^jured on the Bonton A Albany Koad.
NewHaven, Conn., June 29.^The lim^^ited express which left Boston at II a. m.^via tbe Boston A Albany road was ditched^just outside of the city limits this after^^noon. Four persons were killed and sev^^eral badly injured. Tbe killed are Miss^Mary Brigham. of Brooklyn, New York,^who recently had been elected principal of^the Mount Holyoke Seminary at South^Hadley, Mass.; Clarence May, the drawing^room car conductor; the baggage master,^whose name could not be learned, and K^Pfeiffer, a traveling man. There were^several hundred pa. jgers on the train^and the majority - . them got a shak^^ing up and were more or less^bruised and cut The accident was^caused by the spreading of tbe rail*.
PorthVron, Mich., June 29.^Tl^morning the west-bound express train on^tbe Chicago A Trunk line struck a mis^placed iwiteh at Emmet and went into the^ditch. The tr nn was badly wrecked and^six psssengers were seriously injuried.
DROWNEDIX SKIM MILK.
AtBaltimore^Baltimore, 7; Columbus.0.^At Kansas City^Kansas City, 9: Cin^^cinnati, 3.
AtSL Louis^St- Louis 10; Lonisville, 1.^At Philadelphia^Athletics, 2: Brook^^lyn, S.
Sheepwhead Bay Rare*. I i
SheepsbeadBay, June 29.^Weather^delightful : track very fast.
Sevenfurlongs- Loantaka won in 1281-5,^Ban Cleche second. Jay F. Dee third.
Three-fourthsof a mile^Peterborough^won in in 1:17, Livonia second. Drizzle^third.
Three-fourthsof a mile^Fides won in^1:15. Sevmonr second. Blue Kock third.
Oneand three-eighths af a mile^Firenz:^won in 224 1-5, Earns second, Bella B.^thh-d.
Onemile aad three-eighths^Mv Own^won in 'J.-04 2 6, Sam Wood second, Panama^third.
Twomiles on turf^Tilleck won ir. 3:34,^SL Lake second. First Attempt third.
WashingtonPark, June 29.^Attend^^ance 12,000, weather hot. track very fast.
Threefourths of a mile^Serenader won,^Aloliasecond, Yidett third. Time 1:14 ,.
Threefourths of a mile^Irene won,^OraJdine aecond. March born third.^Time 1:14 V^.
Onemile and an eighth^Monita won,^Eiyton second, Bridgeiigbt third. Time^1:53 -4.
Five-eighthsof a mile. Kenwood stakes,^for two-year-old colts^ Elry Key won. Pro^^tection second. Penn P third. Time 1:42^^.
Oneand one-fourth of a mile^Early^Dawn won. Caliente second. Lady Hemp-^hill third. Time 2=08*.
A^llteen-Month* Toddler Meet* Ileal b In^a Ciirlou* Way.
PhiladelphiaPress: Tbe people who^live in the country around about Septimus^Turner's farmhouse, two miles from Bris^^tol, cannot believe that Farmer Turner's^grandchild, (ieorge Dwyer. was drowned^in a wash boiler full of buttermilk. It is a^fact, though, that Farmer Turner's 15^months-old grandchild was found drowned,^and that he was drowned in a boiler full of^Farmer Turner's milk.
Tbedrowning bas caused a sensation^among tbe people of that vicinity, because^the Turners are well known, and nearly^every wagon that passed tbe farm carried^some one who knew the bright little tod^^dler who met his death on Monday morn^^ing. The cows on Turner's farm were^watered about sunrise and then driven^over to the bam where the farm hands^stalled and milked them. Later the milk^was carried over to the spring house where^Mrs. Turner and little (ieorge Dwyer^were.
Little(ieorge was the pride ot Turner's^farm, he being the kind old farmer's^youngest grandchild. The youngster, only^15 months old, was stronger than most in^^fants at that age, and could romp among^the daisy patches as well as Farmer Tur^^ner's daugnter could. In fact, he has been^walking since he was 10 months old. Mrs.^Turner took the child to tbe dairy on Mon^^day, and while she attended to some churn^^ing and other work little (ieorge toddled^around the spring house. A big wash boi^^ler of skimmed milk was drawn off in a^churn and placed on tbe floor, around^which the child in boyish glee sk'pped and^jumped.
Aftera while Mrs. Turner was called to^the barn and went there, leaving the boy^to play with tbe boiler filled with milk.^When he was alone Oeorgie quieted, and^every few seconds would reach over the^side, dip his fingers in the milk and taste^it. Then he wanted to see what tasted so^good, and to do so jumped up and down by^the can, looking over the rim every time he^got his bead high enough. Then the^youngster put one foot over the edge and^dipped his bead In tbefmilk to get a drink^This was a fatal move, for the child lost his^balance and fell headlong into the white^fluid with his feet sticking oat over the^edge of the can.
Oneof Mr. Turner's little daughters^came into the dairy, and, seeing Oeorgie's^feet up, ran and tried to pulf her little^nephew out, but railed. Then she called^her mother, who lifted the child ouL He^was dead.
Bori.der,Jane29.^[Specialto the Inde*^pendenL)^Brown, tbe 15-year-old kid sent^up from Alhambra, passed Jailer Ellis a^book to-day with the request that he hand^it to Bryson. Ellis shook tbe book, and a^folded note with a pill enclosed dropped^out. Tbe note said: ^ Instantaneous poi^^son; (^. D. Bryson, cheat tbe gallows. This^is quick.^ Tbe writing was evidently in a^woman's band. The pill, analyzed by our^druggist, was a compound of strj chnia and^opium.
Tbefacte in Hryson's attempted escape a^few days ago are such that what little^sympathy existed for him on account of bis^conviction solely on circumstantial evi^^dence is gone. Now not even tbe weak^sentimentalist questions either his guilt or^that tbe decree of death is not a just pen^^alty to be inflicted ppon him. To thorough^^ly understand his recent effort, a short^description of the routine of business con^^nected with the jail and also how the cells^are situated, is necessary. In the jail are^two Pauly cells, surrounded by a cage in^which tbe prisoners take air and exercise^during the day. Outside of the cage is the^corridor where the prisoners eat their^meals and are allowed to exercise one hour^in the forenoon and one hour in the after^^noon. Bryson Is confined in fee first cell^aud is never allowed to leave it
Mr.Ellis, the jailor, always feeds him^first, gojng to his cell when all the prison^^ers are locked up. Then, stepping oat, he^unlocks the other cell and also tbe door to^tbe cage and allows the other prisoners to^come into tbe corridor to eat and exercise.^After their hour's exercise they are round^^ed up. noses counted and returned to the^cage. Bryson never being out of his cell,^is not counted with them, it being sap-^posed that be is safe.
Tbeplan originating with Bryson was^that on tbe morning of tbe Fourth of July,^after the jailor baa ^trt the prisoners out in^the corridor, Bryson was to work through^this hole that he had made, in.o the other^cell, and from there into the corridor there^was nothing but open doors. Then he was^to conceal himself on top of the cage, di^^rectly over the door to it, and, armed with^a twelve-incb butcher knife, was to drop^down on Mr. Ellis as he was locking the^door, kill him, and then secure the night^watchman or kill him, and take possession^of what guns and ammunition there was,^and make for the hills, together with snch^other persons as desired to leave. Bryson^is reported as having said: ^They may^recapture me, but 1 will never again be^taken alive.
SheriffHalford bad been aware for the^last ten days that something was up, but la^spite of search could detect nothing, their^work and tools were so carefully concealed.^One of the prisoners inside gave Mr. i I af^^ford the clue, and the conclusion he and^his officers worked up. The large butcher^knife was concealed in tbe water cloaet,^and so cunningly done that it took Mr.^Ellis nearly an hour to discover and re^^move iL Two of the saws were secreted^in Bryson's butter and one concealed upon^bis person. There is one more saw still^missing, bat unless destroyed it will be^found. Previous to Bryson's conviction a^revolver containing three cartridges was^discovered in bis cell. This gun was^brought into the jail by McMahon last fall.^Once previous to this a knife was found on^Bryson, but where he gets his tools or^knives no one can guess.
Ourofficers can use the utmost diligence,^still with the small and poor accommoda^^tions here for tbe detention of prisoners^aid can be procured from the outside. The^county needs more cells so that prisoners^of Bryson's stamp can be so isolated from^the other prisoners that no conspiracy can^be entered into. The experience that Silver^Bow, Lewis and Clarke and Jefferson^I county bas with the Pauly cells should^| condemn them in the minds of all. Through^j tbe defectiveness of their work, if Bryson^! had escaped, one if not a score 0I j1Ves^would bave been sacrificed.
NewsFrom Fagineer Harlow'a Party.
FobtBenton, June 29.^[Special to the^! IndependenLJ^Chief Engineer Harlow, of^the Northern Pacific locating engineers,^has arrived and expressed bis second sec-^! tion of twenty miles of locating maps to^^ headquarters this evening. His party now^have forty miles located, and are camped^to-night at Steele's place on Arrow creek.^| The route runs from Fort Benton up the^, Sbookin valley to the mouth of tbe Big^I Sag, and through this depression, which^extends from the Shonkln to Arrow creek.^Engineer Harlow says the grades are very^easy ones, as far as be has gone, and he is^' much pleased with the country. He re-^j turns to bis party to-morrow.
TooMuch Km in In Illinois.^Springfield, Jane 29.^An alarming^condition of tbe Illinois corn crop is re^^ported u^ tbe state hoard of agriculture. A^special bulletin issued to-day aLaoanced it^Is impossible to estimate the damage dine^the corn crop by continuous rains during^the past six weeks and tbe overflowing of^thocaands of acres of river bottom lands in^tbe central and southern parts of the state.
EdwardJ. Phelps ex-minister to Great^Britain, bas written to the faculty of the^Yale Law school that be wil! be on hand^at the opening of tbe college year to inter^^est the classes in equity and evidence.
Fror.C la^ ton Likely to Irae.
SpokaneFalls. June 29.^[Special to^the independent. ]^Prof. Clayton, the^mining expert who was injured In the^stage accident at Wardner Junction a few^days ago. la in a critical condition and^physicians have gone from here for a con^^sultation.
Stanleyin Bad Shape.^Lont^on, June 20.^Mail advices from^west Africa confirm previous reports ot the^shocking privations to which Stanley has^be^n subjected. It is stated hU hair has^turned snow white; that his clothes are^rags, and that be is without shoes, being^obliged to use skins to cover his feet.