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VOL. XXX. NO. 272.
HELENA. MONTANA. SATURDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 19. 1889.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS
Itia not often you can hear of a deal^er in the Iveady Made Article of Cloth^^ing i^ue a Challenge to the Custom^Tailors to equal with their work the^^lattB of goods he ia selling, but here is^an occasion where you can aee it.
Takea stroll nlsiut our city, examine^the Suit* you nee your friends have^worked a month to pay for; look at the^specimens displayed at the tailor simps,^and then conic down to our store; and^if wa can't discount them in STYLK,^in FIT, in APPEARANCE, in TEX^^TURE, and in PRICE, we will acknowl^adge the onro, cancel our advertising^eon tracts and retire from business.
Youfoolish men ! who have. IMH pay^^ing $60, l^^^) and *70 for a Suit of Clothes,^aome and see what we are ottering for^anywhere from f-2 to fl^^. and we will^guarantee you will regret your recklwa^Waste of Wealth, and hereafter buy^your Cloth fig from ua.
Butanother |^^int that will interest^you ia our out on
FALLOVERCOATS,^the Kinest at $1H. Take your pick for^$18 ! Thoee Silk Lined, Wide Wales,^formerly fcU), now $18. Those Heautiful^Kerseys sold for |H, now $18. Those^Silk Eaiwl Diagonals, worth $28, now^$18. There ain't many of them, so to be^eure of securing your choice BMM soon^before they are all gone
Taour numerous Lady Patrons, we^would say: Our Department of Cloth^^ing for Hoys and Children is more^worthy of their attention than c\er^Complete in every detail, lines numer^^ous and varied, we feel that we have^outdoue all former efforts in the display^we make this year.
Thenobby little Jersey Suits are the^admiration ^f all that see them, while^the Plush Trimmed Overcoats -size 4 to^10^have induced purchases from ladies^which had never before failed to send^east when anything was needed for the^Httle fellows. Fully l,0t^0 pairs of odd^pairs for the ^little shavers,^ and Flan-^Bel Waists from fl upwards.
NOBLESCORES , 1.
TheSecretary Makes Public a Little^Matter to the Commissioner.^Last July.
TheHistory of the Trouble Which^Finally Resulted in Tan^^ner's Resignation.
TheOtieiitioB of Authority , the Mii-|ilii^ mi,I^^ the Iterating of (Imce Kmploynt^I i.i, ilil) ri.-mI.
Washinotoii.Oct. I*.^Secretary Noble's^first letter to Commissioner Tanner on the^subject of the re-rating of pensions is made^public to-night. It is dated July 2X. The^secretary acknowledges the receipt of Tan^^ner's letter of July 21, marked unofficial,^I,at which be could not receive as anything^but an official paper, mixing as it did the^question of authority between the commis^^sioner and the secretary, and asserting that^of the commissioner to be superior. ^As to^the matter discussed, your position in your^own language,^ says the secretary, ^is that^while the secretary of the interior lias the^power to reverse a decision of the oominis- .^sioner of pensions on itn appeal by a claim^^ant against whom the commissioner^has decided, on the other hand, if for any^reason it In- held that the claimant had l^een^granted too much |m^nsion, the commis^^sioner himself is the'nnlylpersenwhohaathe^power to call a halt and rednoe the paaajoa^The commissioner is laboring under a great^misapprehension. The secretary has the^control to correct any abuses in the bu^^reau of pensions, or any other bureau in the^department.^ The secretary in support of^his position quotes copiously from the re^vised statutei, and adds. ^It will not do to^sav that the secretary may not interfere mid^atop by his power the issuance^of any orders obviously illegal and ar^^bitrary. He is solely responsible for the^commissioner and is bound to see that the^law is enforced: that the public treasury is^not unlawfully invaded, and that one citi^^zen entitled to a right, whether of |Ktnaiuaj^or land, or anything eise, is not unduly pre^^ferred, either in time of bearing or allow^^ance of money. The secretary takes up the^n r.itiug cases, which, lie says, seems to lie^largely mere increases of pensions allowed^for long periods prior to the date of the ex^sunning surgeon s certificate, establishing^the same under a pending claim for in^^crease. In fact, he savs, the commissioner^himself acknowledged them be eases of in^^crease of pensions. The secretary con^^tinues: ^The cases referred to were ten in^number: in each of these the claimant was^an employe in the pension bureau, receiving
Isalary anflkttenl for Ins comfortable sub^^sistence, and at his work daily. They were^associated together; most of them had been^in their places under former administra^^tions; but they did not then prefer their^claims; they took them s^sai after the ad^^vent of the present ndiiiiinst' tion. There^was no reason under t;:e existing^rules that then casi sshould lie made special,^or rushed through in iidvan. ' uf all others.^On the contrary, there wi t en, and had^been for some years, a pi.nl. d rule in full^force that no cases should lie HIM special^except in case of destitm 11 or when the^applicant was at the pou.i if death: ret^these e s were all Ntried through by^your order, while hundreds of thousands of^other persons throughout the land were^awaiting an allowance for the first time of^the bounty the government promised them.^These other pension claimant-, were, many^of them, supported by no such sal.iiles^us these particular men were receiving,
andthe aaaodatloo together of these men.
wherebythis preference seemed to have^been secured, and subsequent allowances^obtained, is in itself a fact that their pur^^pose was to imp se ii) on the commissioner.^The further fact in each case is that the in^^crease was allowed prior to the surgeon's^cci i iticate in the iieuding claim, and that^the sums allowed aggregate over MA/HOl^Neithe r you nor 1 can afford to net ii|niu^personal considerations in a matter of this^magnitude. We are each bound by law in^' all things, and it is our duty to take the^j law as we find it, to fully exercise that^i power given to either of us. and abstain^^ from an abuse of it to any degree what-^I ever.
'Ihe secretary refers to the duties of^! a board of rc\nw and says it^I is a well known rule that^the department will uniformly refuse to^; disturb an adjudication of the claims by a^former administration, except u|s^n the^most conclusive evidence that a wrong bad^Ih'cii committed. When the question as to^the propriety of giving ratings is oue of^judgment, merely de|iending njx^n tbe^weight of evidence the department will not^allow an opinion of yesterday: and further^^more, old cases will not be reopened, recon^^sidered nor readjusted except ii|sin the^presentation of new material evidence,^tending to show the existence of a palpable^eiror or mistake. '1 he department does not^entertain the least objection to an increase^of a pension, the increase to commence^under a js-nding claim, as the law directs,^and upon evidence to support it. The sec^retan tien reviews at considerable length
IIthe cases of three of the iiension office^employes whose pensions were re rated and,^concludes that the re-rating was illegal ami^unwarranted. He adds: ^I will not go into^the other eases. They are before you. I^have said c lough. I think, to show that the^secretary may and will call a halt uutil^these cases can he more carefully exam^^ined. 1 notice you say in your letter tnat^you bave such regard for your official and^personal reputation that you will not per^^mit these cases to remain as they are, hut^will order each of the claimants for medi^^cal examination before nu n whose work up^^on the medical points will be unchallenged.^The stated question is not what may jet and^her. after lie found out ulsnit these men;^tbe question is what should have liecn done^uimiii their record as it stisid win n the^judgment was nudered. It may be this^government is strong and great and has at^its command a surplus such as no other na^^tion ever had; but if the sums of money^to the amount above mentioned may Is-^granted without any further consideration^of fact or law than seems to have liceii^given in these cases, it will depend solely^upon a pension officer's dispimitioii whether^the resources of Um government shall be^suilicii nt for its maintenance or not. There^are more th in enough applications already^fih d and increasing daily to exhaust tin-^surplus of which so lunch lias l^een said in^connection with this matter, and I am in^^form'd applications tor re-ratings are^greatly on the increase, and now reach the^amount of from t urn to s.iim ^ week.^.^Tbe secictary lurtn r says he intends to^bave all those cased examined, and has or^^dered an oivestigation of the pension^oHm. Pending the report of the in vest iga-^ting board be will issue no further order,^but expresses his Is lief in his determina^^tion to cancel the abuses in bis department^by any means be deems legal and expedient.
Thetiiniiiil Ucporl of the Cninmlulonrr^I 1111 of I m l^ Mi Flu lire*.
Wasiiinoton.Oct. IS.^The annual report^for the fiscal year |H.S8-!^ of the commis^^sioner of pensions shows there were at the^close of the year 4MI.71*.' pensioners. There^were added'to the rolls during the year^named .M.Wtt new pensioners. 1.7M were re^^stored to the rolls slid Iti.SKT dropped from^the rolls for various causes. The amount^paid for pensions during the year was $H*,-^275.113. The amount paid ss fees^to attorneys $l.:*St..r^K3. Since lx.1 there^have lieen tiled 1,:MH.H^^ pension claims, of^which ^HSt.121 have ls^en allowed, and the^amount disbursed on account of pensions^since l-t.l licing $l.t^\2.21Mia. During the^past fiscal year UJi.l'.t* certificates were is^^sued. .'^7,'';'l being originals. At the^close of the year there were pend^^ing and unallowed 4751,000 claims of^all classes. Theoommisiioner recommends^congress ls^ asked to amend the act of ,lnne^6, 1874, so as to tender the laMiefit of all the^pension laws to all pensioners whose pen^^sions have tieen granted by special acts sub^^sequent to said date. He further recom^^mends that the act of March :l. 1*77, las^ametided to grant a penaion to^those wbo having participated^in the rebellion, suWqueiitly enlisted in^the army or navy of the I nit^^d States and^were disabled therein. Tbe commissioner^recommends new legislation t ^ rectify^inequalities in rates, and cites instances to^show the unfairness in the rates now pro^^vided by law. He thinksthis statute should^1* amended so as to permit a rate of
t72per nth to be proportionately^ivided for all disabilities shown to be in^^cident to the service and in MM line of duty.^Tbe injustice and unfairness caused by the^law of June lt^, I sMi limiting tbe right of^pensions to receive $72 per mouth to those^wbo were receiving $fi0 per mouth at the^date of the law should be Corrected. No^provision is made for grading this rate for^persons totally helpless on that date, but^not receiving if.MI at the time, and none for^these who bave become totally helpless since^that date.
Thecommissioner proposes to pension all^soldiers who were disabled. On this point^he says as the war |^criod recedes from ns^and age and its attendant infirmities attend^the veteran it is a serious question whether^the government dis s him justice in limiting^the application of the lielision laws to those^disabilities only which were contracted ill^the service. 1 earnestly recommend a pen^^sion be granted to every honorably dis^^charged soldier or sailor who is now or may^hereafter become disabled, and without re^^gard as to whether such disability is charge^^able to tbe service of the t inted States,^or has ts-eii contracted since discharge^therefrom. The commissioner calls atten^^tion to what be believes to Ik' a nianifi stly^insufficient sum. $2 per month, ^granted^by tbe act of 1Mb to widows for the care^aiid support of minor children under Hi^years of age.^ The commissioner also^favors a pension for army nurses and makes^an earnest plea m their behalf.
The K.plsi opallmis llcrhle a Quest Inn^Which lino l,oiiK lleen fuller llrhnte.
RIMYobs, Oct. IB. -In the Kpiaootn)^convention this morning the committee on^canons presented a report on the proposed^establishment of a missionary Kpiscopal^for the colored people. Even if the church^was justified bj its laws in recognizing; sep^^arate races, the committee deemed it inex^^pedient to do so now. The decision was^postponed. The consideration of liturgical^revision was then resumed.
Atthe afternoon session several other^resolutions were adopted. A pewltai fea^tare of the voting on the resolutions was^that Iowa took a decided stand against re^^vision oi any sort, and desired through Dr.^Hall to be nidiudually reeoided in i i^light. The real debate of the afternoon^MM upon Dr. Hunt ingtoii's resolution for
ashort otlice of prnvcr for Suinla^I
hions.The subject was MOpMMd by Dr.^Kgar. who happened to be absent when the^matter was before the committee of ihe^whole. After a lengthy discussion the reso^^lution was put and carried. This finally^disiHiscs of an im|sirtant matter already^pro|sised and rejected by two previous con^^vent ions, so far as 1 he house of deputies is^concerned.
Inthe house of bishops to-day it was de^^cided no change be made hi the term ^ as^^sistant bishop.^ which it was proiiosed to^change to '^coadjutor.^ The bishops de^^clined to concur with the lower house on^the resolution pat it inning congress on the^subject of divorce, on the ground that it was^inadvisable at this time.
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ChiefArthur Makes Hi. special Keporl^The leilcriltliill Question.
Dknvkb.Oct. IS.^At to-day's session of^the IxHMimotive Engineers' convention the^rejHirt of the special tin.nice committee was^presented. This is understood to includi^the report of the Hurlingtoii strike. The^annual financial report was presented and^adopted. Chief Arthur made his s|s-cial^reisirt and the recommendations to which^he referred in his annual address. None^of these matters have la-en made public.^To-night the federation committee from^the I'uioii Pacific and a special commute,^appointed by the convention are consider^^ing this question at a special meeting af^Ncff'a ball. Eroiu conversations with a^tiiimlierof leading engineers to-day it is to^lie inferred that the proposition will be dc-^fi it. ,! when brought before the convention.^The choice of a place of location for pcr-^iiiaiu nt headquarters for the next ten years^lies la-tween Denver and Clewland, O. A^majority of the engineers seem to be op^^posed to any change, and the probabilities^are that Cleveland will be decided upon.^To-morrow, at the invitation of the Union^Pacific, the delegates will go on an excur^^sion around the loop. A special train of^twenty cars, tendered by the I nion Pacific,^will leave at 8:31) ill tbe morning and return^late in tbe evening. It is exjs et4 d that the^entire train will Im^ filled by delegates and^their ludies.
TheKnulneei . Auxilary.
Dknvku,Oct. IS.^Mrs. St. Clair, of^l,ogans|Hii i. Ind.. Mrs. Culver, of Crest on.^Ia.. Mrs. Fuller, of Winfi. Id. Kas., officers^of the (jrand Encampment of the Unit her-^hisid of Locomotive Engineers, met the^wives and daughters of iiieinlsTS of I/slge ls^i^H. of I,. E. hist night, and organized a local^auxiliary. Tbe new organization will tie^known as the Oueeii City lodge, division No.^4^i, of the Internatioi al Auiilary Hrother-^Inssl of CxMotaotrva BagiMeta. The fol^^lowing officers wen elected: President,^Mrs. P.J. McMill: vice president, Mrs. Mc^^Dowell: seen tarv. Mrs. Whillock^! treaa-^urer. Mrs. Jly ii: Vhaplan. Mrs. Scott; guide.^Mrs. Hradfofd; sentinel, Mrs. Monroe.
WnsniKoToN,Oct. IS.^This morning tbe^international marine conference asnciuhled^for consideration of international rules.
WindomDecides th;it Foreign Ores^May Come in Under Previous^Republican Rulings.
HoSays He Has No Power to^Change the Classification of^Silver-Lead Ores
Ifan Alteration I* Mule It Must 1... I.,^I . i. i-i.ii i,. Knactment - The llr-^.i-l.m in Full.
WtsntNoToNOct. is.^Secretary Windom^to-night made public the long-expected lead^ore decision, tn which he sustains the pres^ent classification, that admits argentiferous^lead on^s imported from Mexico free of^dnty. The secretary, in a letter promul^^gating the decision, which was sent customs^officers to-day, after citing the uniform de^cisions and practice of the department with^resjiect to the classification of those iiiin^since 1SS0, gays: ^The dutiable or mm^dutiable character of these ons was the^subject of investigation by the judiciary^Committee of the senate, who reported on^the .Mb of July. 1HNH. in clWt that ores of^the character mentioned, namely, ores^containing more lead in weight than either^(old or silver, but more gold or silver^than lead in value, are not m the opinion^of the committee subject to duty under^the existing law. If the question pre^^sented were a new one, and had not been^the sutiieci of administrative construction,^foilili. d by the opinion of the senate. I^would feel at liberty to give greater consul^^ration to the weighty arguments which^have be. n adduced tending to establish the^datiablc character of ail ores of this^description containing h ad in appreciable or^Considerable quantity; more so if it had liecu^^mfactoril) demonstrated that these ores^are not known nor entitled to be known.^Knnerciaily, as ores of silver. It not hav^^ing ts-ch so demonstrated, mid it Is ing a^fact that since the original decision (lf ISH0^on this subject, congress has re-enacted the^existing provisions of the tariff with regard^to h ad ores and silver ores respectively, I^do not feci at lils-rlv to set. aside the exist^^ing classification. It must be assumed that^the rulings and practice of the department^were known to congress when it passed^the tariff act of 1HK1. It must lie held^that the designation of had ore and^silver ore in the tariff in the absence of u^legislative definition, was that of the exist^ing decisions: that congress intended the^classification should turn on the quest ion of^the quality and not of the quantity, it is^therefore considered that this de|wirt!iicnt^is without autholttj toi hange the depail^mental and congressional definition of tlusc^orvs, and in the faith of which large busi-^jliess interests have been established. I hat^oo^1grtsa did not intend to impose^a duty upon the lead winch^miL. lit be found in the different^ores, but only upon such ores as were then^recognizi d under Ihe decision of the depart^^ment as lead ores, is gathered from other^parts of ihe tariff act, for in igraph ISC,^^cop|*^r^ is made dm ml de wl rfound in^ore: in paragraph 1111, ^niekei is also made^dutiable whenever found in ore, or in other^crude forms. In these cases it is clearly the^metal contained in tbe ore which is made^subject to duty, and bad the same form of^i jpreshion been u-ed in reference^to lead. Hint metal would have been^dutiable at the rate prescribed wIiiihmt^found in the on. According to wi II setiled^nJMOf statutoiy construction this differ^lie. in the form of expression must be^deemed to Indicate I dilb rent legislative^intent, and to limit the authority of the de^^partment to inqsise a duty ill such case on^ore itself umUr the existing rules of classi^^fication. I consider, therefore, that the^present classilication baa attained the force^of congressional enactment, and that^change, if desired, must lie sought^in congressional intervention. If how-^exer. ores of this description are iiii|nnied,^which an distinctively known as lead ores,^in the legal ami commercial sense they^would as such be dutiable. It is deemed^advisable in this coniiis tion to enjoin ii|sni^customs offices a strict enforcement of the^regulations of this department intended to^which formerly existed^sampling and
correctthe abuses^in the methods of entry,^classilicat ion of ores of the^tinned.
TOTEST \ CITY'S EIGHTS.
AnImportant Tune to lie BasMsd at )JM^^kiine Kails.
IMB4MttUM, Oct. 1H.^ [Special.J^A^temporary injunction was issued to-day re^^straining and enjoining this city from tak^^ing possi Hsmii of certain projicrty of the^Northern Pacific Hallway company, where^they propose to erect a passenger depot,^and from int^ rfering with their work.^'Ihe land is claimed by the railroad com-^p.iin under the act of congress, and the^city claims the right to o|s'ii a street and^arrested one of the company's men for com^^mencing work on the depot at that point.^The case is set for a hearing before Judge^Calkins in chambers on the Jeth. The final^decision will lie of great imp t' me to^other cities.
Keeomiiieiiilatliinsof the Bsataaai Men.
Ixi'mviixk,Oct. 1H.^The National Hoard^of Trade adjourned this af terms in to meet^a year hence at a place yet tola' determined.^Resolutions were passed uprising any mod^^ification of the interstate commerce law,^especially the clause prohibiting |ssiling,^favoring national su|s rvisioii of insurance^and uniformity in insurance legislation, fa^^voring a reduction of federal revenues in a^tnj in which it will least embarrass indus^^tries and trade, favoring a congress for con^^sidering plans for irrigation and favoring^rcupns-ity treaty relations with Canada.^-1t ^
MoreEvidence Against the rfiiisplrHtors.
Ciiicaoo,Oct. 1M.^Two men bave volun^^tarily come to thi state's attorney and told^him tin y were ..tiered $1,000 each to go on
theCroninjtiry and hold out for an acquit^^tal. They are Messrs. Ernhcis and Wolf,^members of a diygisals firm in Engh wood.
Therewere no additional jurors secunxl^in the Croinn case to-day. The venire jury^liiers were bailed. 1 he others, who were^reariested, have also been balled out.
i..oili Weary mil Worn.^Wichita, Kas., Oct. IS,^Jay Gould and^party passed through here ye-terday. If is^n |s.rted that Gould has been sick since^leaving Denver. He looked very weary and^worn and did not get off tbe our.
Mh\TOOkT.lt INTERVIEW I'D.
Ills nul| \n YVroafc ^^^' Muntnn.Vn Ail-^^illusion May lie Delayed.
OaiiAiHi.Oct.18.^ ISpecial.l^J. H.Tooker.^of Helena, stopped over in Chicago on bis^way east. Kef erring to the elections in^Montana be said:
Itwould not surprise me n great deal^now if our admission was delayed. Things^^ire very much mixed in the territory, and if^the result of the election is not soon^reached it may go into the courts,^or the president may even order a^new election. .1. K. Toole is elected gov^^ernor on the face of the returns. The repub^^licans concede that and we are making no^fight MM that point. What they want and^are fighting for is the scimtorships, hut it^isn't |sissible to tell how the matter will^end. Tbe matter in which most interest is^now felt is in the three precincts in Silver
count.They are strongly democratic, and^their admission will mean a democratic^majority in the legislature and a democratic^senate. Mv own opinion of the law is that^the judges ^had no right to throw out the^voles, as it was a matter for the courts to^sittle. The adjusting of this question will^probably settle the seuatorship.
Mr.Tisjker says the democrats made a^strong fight in Montana. Concerning the^election in Helena be .nod ^We ought hi^have had M^i majority in that town, and we^had ataint 1U). The vote was Ull short of^the registration.' Iteferring to the repub^^lican candidates for senators he said: ^A^strong possibility is Wilbur K. Sanders, of^lb Ii lis. Another is Judge Knowles. of^llutte.
THEMONTANA STABI.KS WIN.^Maatal CMMna Mnl Kaaai afl IMaala
I.exlitKl.inI- i' es.
Cincinnati.Oct. 1H.^Attendance gisal.^truck fast.
Two-\ear-olds,half a mile Madumiia^won, Martha Page second, flyer third.^Time 4;i'^.
Ihrec-ycar olds and upwards, thrci-^foiirtlisof a mile- Itiniini won. Kcslaey sec^^ond, Warpcak third. Time l:|il'4.
Twoyear-olds, five furlongs^Eir.iie D^won. King Em tunc second. Salute third,^'l in e ug,
Twovein olds, five furlongs^Pullman^won, Komaine second. Ilopi nil third. Tune^l^^ t.
Mlages, seven fin longs^Sportsman won,^Prim-ess Ikiwling second, Nl. Ibsid third.^Time \M.
Simikanf.tiUM, ^ let. 18. ^Hpaclal. I Hun^ning. one mile and re|m^al Eady Dul!\ won^in two straight heats, llhick llingo second,^UMal Da k third. Time. PRO.
Gentlemen'strotting race for roadsters^Sancho, Major and Hell each won a heat^when the nice was postponed until to-mor-^nit. Tune, MKKi W%-
~,s|scinl race for trotters and pacers^QftW^tawa won the first heat, Kishop Hero com^^ing in second, M.nid Knox thud. Stem^wind, r fointli. 'I nee. |I bis race was
also|sist|smed until to-morrow.
Hhci'shi i ' xiniclon.
ErxiNoToN,Oct. 1M.^Conditions favor^aid. Class M, laiaMa Hoy Erst. Salhe H.^second; Ella Clay third. Earl fourth, licat^time
raatagflit Hudd Dobh. first, Wsllard^M. second, the other Imrser drawn, best^time LM3V
Ctaaay:4t^, (unfinished i .lean Val .lean^won the first heat. Timei:'J7^.
IllileGiess stoke, b ur year olds, was a^Walkover for lb pi t it ion. lime 'J:'JX\.
UaaMMiN. J^ Oct. 1H.^Sit fur^^longs -Hell d'Or won, En joles second, Vio-^trix third. Time, 1:11! t.
Mileand one eighth ^Hroii/.oiuarte won,^Huntress second, l.avina lielle tbird. Time;
MlfarVaaffl Gregory won, Sir Jobn sec^^ond. Hob. spn ire tbird. Tune, l:lll't.
Sixfiirlmi s Mali won, Vivid second,^Lotion thud. Time, lilTV.
Mileand one-sixteenth Earchmoiit won^Prodigal aaaMda Swift third. No time.
Eivefurlongs^Deronu a won. Hop Tilly^second. Time, 1.-04.
Forthe World's ( h.impliin-hip.
NiwVoHK, Oct. |H.^The first game in ihe^world's championship series was playasl^here to-diiv, resulting New Vork, 10; Hnsik-^lyn It
LEFTIN A HITCH,^serious AaaaaMI mi the OBMkM linii f i
presson Ihe nhuIu Ke.
Ht'TciiiNsoN,Kas. Oct. is.- 'l'lic east^bound train on the Santa Ee, the ^Cannon^Kali,^ reached here to niglil twelve hours late^with only the express car and two Pullman^coaches. The tourist and Pullman alcc|s rs^were left at the bottom of a ten-foot em^^bankment near Howell, twenty miles west^of Dodge City. A broken rail was the cause^of the accident. Eortiinately fire was pre^^vented and all the passengers were soon^rescued. No one was killed, but a score or^more persons were braised and^injured
moreor lesa^Among the badly injured are:^Dunkle, of Ijiimar, Mo.; E. A. Al-
ofElgin, III.; Miss Mary E. I ptnn,of^ik, la.; P. Knapp, of Eall (^^bad a collar-bone broken, and D,
City,V '^H, Cralh,
ofLawrence, Kas., hurt about the bead,^neck and chest.
AraiMATI EI BLAST.
Kred .lohiisim, a Kullwny Mu klimn,^I'alitlly Injuieal.
Missotil.A,Oct. 1H. ^ ISpecial.J ^ Kred^Johnson, a workman on the Cis ur d'Alene^branch of the Northern Pacific railroad,^was fatally injured to-day by the premature^discharge of a blast. He was putting the^powder in place when u ris k fell, and in^his effort to remove the stone with a drill^tin puwdir was ignited, and resulted in tbe^loss of an eye, his face being terribly^mangled. His recovery is considered doubt^^ful. The same man lost an eyi while en-^gaged in railway work near Untie a few^months ago. This is the fust accident that^has ^ i oi i d on this branch of the road.
Mexico'sNew l ine nl Steamers.^ClTV ok Mkxioii, via Galveston, Oct. 1H.^^The senate has approved the contrai l with^Scnor Komi mi for a line of steamers cou-^uecting gull point*.
Actionof the Butte Board of Trade,^the Result of Some ReMrit^Telegrams.
OroPino Miners Protest Against^the Issuanoe of Patents to tbe^Northern Paoiflc
1Ii. II in, i a I I .iii.i (,invention to be Called^Into Session It, quests Sent Hee-^relar) Nuble.
Hittb,Oct. I*.^[Special.;^A meeting of^the I... u i of trade was held this evening to^consider the mineral land sitnation. IM.^gat ions werei present from Deer I/slge^and Jefferson counties. Lee Mantle,^president of the hoard, presided^and the mini nil land situation waa^fully explained hy A. B. OTian-^lion, of Deer luslge. He stated that in an^interview with St rather M. Stockelager,^this af ternoon he he hud learned that on ac^^count of a recent decision of the secretary^of the interior in the case of the land grant^of the Central Pacific, it was eon^sull ied extremely probable that patents^would be issued to the Northern^Pacific company on many of the mineral^lands of Montana. In the Oro Kino dia-^tnet. alone, mineral lauds were claimed by^the Northern Pacific ol Ihe value of $1,000.-^UKI. Mr. O'lt.iunoii stated that while the^Northern Pacific representatives last year^laughed at the suggestion that their com^^pany was trying to get the inineiiil lands of^Moiitana. the company had tins year ri^^ven led its hand by advertising applications^for patents in the t ^ro Kino mining distriot;^they had. in fact, adverscd the application^of the Champion Mining company, and two-^thirds of tbe Champion mines were on^ground chinned by the railroad.
Heforcthe company |took this action^Champion ahs-k was selling at 70 cents in^t lie open market | to-day it could not Is- sold^for 40 cents. Mr. O'Haiinoii severely cen^^sured J. M. Page, who as deputy I nited^States mineral survt yor, surveyed the town-^si | ips ii.ii i h nt Wulkerville lo Helena, and^returned them to the hind office under the^designation of ^mountainous timbered^lauds,^ which is a mm mineral designation.^He said that Mr. Page did this in ordertbat^he might milknicy, us be would other^^wise not have been paid for his work.
Iteliiurkson the subject were made by^Win. Kocer, of Garrison, Gen. J. A. l^eg-^gatl mid l/co Mantle, of Kulte, and Mr.^Merrimali. of Jefferson county, at the con^elusion of which the board, on motion of^John t, Koibis, authorized the president of^the board to send the following telegram:
llt'TTK,Oct. 17. lo Hon. John W. Noble,^Secntaiy of the Interior, Washington, |l.^(',: In behalf of the miners and |Msiple of^Montana we most urgently request and^urge that unv order for the issuance of pat^^ents to the Naiithern Pacific railroad com^^pany for lauds in Montana be^Belayed until a full and pr fi^^ller present at ion of tbe facts as^to the mineral character of a large potim,^ot I hem can be made. Millions are at^stake and our jtcoplc are threatened with
aaH reparable Lojary, winch will bring ruin
tothousands. Vigorous measures are be^ing taken tu present the lacls to your de^^part incut wiilioiit (Maj
Hyordi i ol the Hiitt. Board of Trade.
PatrickTalent suggested that sle|w he^taken at once to cmplo\ S. M. Stockshiger^as conns. I to represent liulle at Washing^ton in this mutter, but th* s.nse of^the mis ting ws'iued to be that tbe min^^eral laud convent lull should be reassembled^and net ion would alone Is- proper for tin ui^to take. Mr. Mantle is president of the^mineral land eon vent ion, and it gave hiiu^on adjournment full authority to call it^together again, He stated that ha did not^wish to take such action unless it was as^the result of a general ropiest from all over^the territory. I he board of trade accord^^ingly passed a motion requesting him to^call the convent ion together at an early^date, and the representatives of Deer^Lodge county drew up a resolution to tbe^same effect. Tbe representatives of the^Oro Kino mining district then drew up ami^forwarded the following telegram:
Hiin. Oct. is. -To Hon. J no. W. Noble,^SiiTi taiy of the Interior, Washington, D.^C^As chosen representatives of the Oro^1 um milling district, we specially urge de^^lay in the issiirance of any |^itcnts to tbe^Northern Pacific Knilrond coiiijNiuy for any^lands in township B. north of range s west,^or township li, north of range H west. The^title to mines valued at ^.',000,0110 is in^^volved, and we ask an opportunity to be^beard.Wh. Packs,
II.L Hovha,^Thko. Hiuntli.
lai P interest in the ip-iestion has I
arousedin liutte in tins matter and the as^sembling of the mineral land convention^will be awaited with interest.
BI8MABCK iv DAN6EE.
A Terrible I'rulile I lie Itepoilcil to he^ICuuini; In llalmla.
HisMuuk, Dak.. Oct. IS,^[S[iecial.]^ An^immense prairie tire, many miles iu extent,^has been raging all day within u few miles^of Bismarck. The efforts of the farmers to^check the flames have been unavailing, and^a large number of farms have already been^destroyed. A strong wind has becu helping^the fire along, and the Humes made terrific^eaI* of over twenty feet. The village it'^Menokeii, fouiteen miles tsdow Bismarck,^consisting of sixteen blocks, is entirely^swept away, and the inhabitants reported^destitute. The wind is rapidly carrying the^lire to Itisimirck. and tn-uigbt tbe city ia^enveloped iii smoke and Hying cinui rs.^Preparations have Is ei made for n night^watch around the outskirts of town. I In^residents apprehend great danger. Ihe^people of Menokeii have telegraphed foi^aid, which will be sent immediately.