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vol. xxx. no. 292.
.lena. montana. wednesday morning. november 13. 1889.
price. five cents
CLOTHIER,ST. LOUIS BLOCK
FORCHURCH AND STATE.
TheCatholic Lay mens Congress^Formulates the Platform on^Which it Stands.
TheSecond, and Last Day of the^Meeting an Enthusiastic and^Interesting One
1)11)[T KVKK ST1KK Vol'^That your l.y year the habit! ^' R^pb^vary iw do tho Fashions I Time wan ,^when alxmt the only chance a man had^to get a Suit of Clothing without pay ing^four prices would bo to haggle for an^hour, and tinnlly a spirit of compromise^or fatigue induce the contending parties^to compromise.
DifToronthero, and it is our pi.vud^honor to state wc were tho Pioneers in i^thin system of On Puick. We liave^gone ahead of any of our oomtwtitors, j^and mark all our goods in Pi.on Wttt^uhbH. True there are some of the ^How^Much Will You ^live^ class of clothiers^--those relics of barbaric clothing days^but their days are numbered; and ere^many moons have come and gone they^will be laid away ami have joined the^^ilont majority.
Huttalking of ehanges. Pont -her^kncrw it is time to change your Overcoat^^Has not this storm suggested to you the^propriety of looking at those Overcoats^the merits of which we have Iwcn pro^claiming all the season I Take a look at^^ome of our Kur Trimmed Oven-oats^They will make your mouth water.^That one at MM is ^ Hird ! We have^sold stacks of them already this season,^and have stacks left.
Thenwe have a Pur Collar (^out at^115 that is a (iem. Hut all our Spe^cialties are g^-ms. and one of the lirst.^^ator is a coat. Otter Cuffs and Collar,^Ei gllsh Heaven-loth, which we arc sell^^ing cheaper than we ilnl last year, not^withstanding tin; fact that fur and^cloth have l^^tli ^AraMti in price.
AnUMMM PnMSMI lo Mi President^The l^edlcaiiiin of the ^r^ t'nl-^lendty In Hiy.
Wohave several things in Cnderwear^that would attract tho attention of a^connoisseur, doods that formerly went^for $8 and flO can now I* bad for about^half that money. We have ninny of^those effect* in Kilk. LbM and Stri|^'s^that you cannot tiud in any place in^Helena except ^You Know Where.
Anotherthing that w ill attract you is^our stock of Nobby Cardigans. Without^a doubt we Hi show two styles where^you can find one elsewhere, while we^show some stales that you cannot lind^as Pine in Quality anywhere. Wo mean^this ami stand ready to prove it !
Childrengtviw to lie Hoys, Hoys pass^on to Manhood, hut they must all l^e re-^mcinbcred. No matter how transitory^their condition, we have 'cm all, in all^grades. All the Ladies will tell you:^'The only place to buy Hoys'Clothing is^at Harris' ^ and they know you can do-^pond upon it.
Manythings we would like to men^linn wore our space not so limited, but^wo must say a word ulsiut our Neck^wear. In this s|^ccialty
WEARE THE HOSS^I'shnw, they can't hold a candle to us!^Just look at our lino and you w ill agree.^The Styles are the latent. We are not^accountable for tho Patterns, lan-ause^our opinion is that the more ridiculous^a garment, or the louder the pattern,^the more apt to be considered as the^^Proj^er Thing^ this year. Prom the^abbreviated ^Chappie^ Ho* Coat to the^horrid ^Hanana^ patterns that adorn^our Vest and Neckties, as they are^Stylish, wo must wear thorn,^DONCHERKVOW.
Ibi.Tmonr,.Nov. 12.^The session of the^congress of Catholic laymen was held to-diiy^with all the etitlnisiasiu and crush of spec^^tators that characterized the opening meet^^ing. Hon. Horace Mericer, prime minister^of Que dec. made an address which was in
manyrespects one of the liest !I this
Hisreference to the recently repaired^despoilment of the JcHints by the same^QaorMtil, who despoiled the American^revolutionary fathers of their liberties and^rights, was cheered again and again.^^This ri -at it ut ion act hy the Canadian gov^ermnent,^ he said, ^will long stsnd hu^honorable act liefnre mankind. As to the^status of Cathoiics. whether in Canada or^the l ulled States, the world should know^that loyalty totiial means loyalty to the^state.^ To the American l LmgfcHow,^Mid his pathetic allusion to Catholics and^Canadians, Merrier paid a tribute of noble^eloquence, concluding with a quotation^from the pin t's ^Ship of state.^^ Inch the^premier so used as to imply that it ex^^pressed the feelings of Qnclaf tothe Ameri^^can union.
DelegateFagin, of New York, offered a^resolution, which was adopted ^ith a rush,^tendering on liehalf of the congress the^most cordial greetings to the people of Can^^ada and acknowledging their warm senii^incuts of regard as expressed hy I'reuner^Merrier.
MoiisiguorGaiM, of England, special^representative of Cardinal Manning, briefly^congratulated the congress on its success,^and following him came a long piqwir on^'^Philanthropy,^ by I'eter Fn\, ^ st-
KdmundIt, Dunne, of Florida, treated^cxtcni|siruncouslv the subject: ^The bight^of the Stale on Kdnect ion.^ The following^DWMM MM als.i read: ^Keliglon and F,du-
oation, by William T. Kelly, of St. Paul;^^^Societ ii s.^ bv LL I. Spauiihortt, of St.^Louis: ^Catholic imerioaa Literature.^ bv^C. It. Pallia, of St. lmiiis; ^Sunday Ob^servaiuv.^ bv M. It. Tello, df Cleveland;^^Labor and Capital,^ by William Kirliards,^of Washington.
Afterrecess the eomwiMM appointed to^wait upon President Harrison at Washing^^ton and invite him to lie present,ni* a ted t hat^they had been received cordiallv and band^soiiiclv by the chief magistral ' Cheers. i^President Harrison had said if K were not^that he was preparing his messa e. he would^accept the invitation gladly, mm in nay^e vent he would be with the legates in^Washington to-morrow at the .1 dicution of^the new university. The repot *.,s enthu^^siastically receivist, and the i.Mi at ions of^the congress to the president mid the com^^mittee expicsscd by more cheering and a^rising vote.
Thereading of papers win then resinned.^George D. Wolff, of Philadelphia, read a^p-qaT on^ The Catholic Press,' Judge Frank^Medium, of Louisiana, and Milton K.^Smith, of Washington, discussed Wold's^paper.
To-nightthe net result of the proceedings^of the lirst congress of Catholic laviiicn of^the I luted States is made manifest in the^platform adopted uiiti enthusiastic unan^^imity. The plat form rejoic -s at the marvel^^ous dcvelopun lit of the country, and re-^l ills with just pride the part taken by^Ctholics thei. in. In the words of the pas^^toral issued I iy the archbishop and bishops^ill the t hird pleniary council, ^We claim^tube acquainted with the laws, institutions^and spirit of the Cat holic church, and with^the laws, institutions and spirit of our coun^^try, and we emphatically declare there is no^antagonism b^twecti their.^ We repudiate^with equal earnestness the assertion that^we nei d lay aside any of our^ilevoti diicss to the church to be true^Americans and the insinuation that we^need abate any of our love for our^country's principles and institutions to be^faithful ( ^thollo*. Wc cannot., however,^shut our eyes to many dangers that threate n^the destruction of the social fabric upon^which depends our peace, libertv atid tree^institutions. Although our wealth has in^^creased and pros|ierity ulauimls, we find^under its shadow this system of incipient^p mpi m m. disconti-nted ineii, women and^children without the benefits of education,^without the advantages of religion, de^^prived of any share in the abundance, or^paiticiputiou in the blessings which,^through our free institutions. God^Almighty has designed for (lie |ieoplc^of our laud. We recognize its ituportanoe^to religion and cducat on. Aa it in, in state^schools no provision is made for teaching^religion. We must continue In supisirt our^own schiMils. colleges and universities, and^multiply mid |^ rfect others, so that the^benetit of Christian education may be^brought w ithin the reach of every Catholic^child. We also recognize among the three^great educational age neies, Is'sules the^church and ^.!....I- the ,'hristian home.^Whatever lin|s-rils its pel uiiilicni'v. security^and |s aee in a blow not only at individu^^als, but is an attempt tostidveit civil so^^ciety and Christian civilization. There^^fore, we ihnounce the existi nee and devel^^opment of Moriuoiiisin and the tendency to^multiply the cause of divorces as plague^spots on onr eivilivatioti, a discredit to our^government, a degratum of the female sex^and a standing menace to the sanctity of^the marriage bond.
Wehold it is nut sufficient fur Catholics^to shun bad ordmigetoiis soeu lies, hut they^ought to take part in good and useful ones.^I In plan ami form Of the St. \ n c ut de^Paul society are commended, but as it is^impossible to enumerate nil the societies^whose labors have done so much to succor^tla- |ss^r and alleviate human misery, it^must lie li ft to individual action to select^the fields in which to work.
Anotherdanger which iiiciihcch our le-^publlc is the constant Cotlllut between^c. pital and labor. We view with^regret and alarm any antagon^^ism between them, because thereby^ais-iety Itself in imperiled. With the^church we condemn nihilism, socialism and^communism, and we equally condemn the^heartless giei I of capital. A remedy must^besought ill the mediation of the church,^through her action ^ii individual conscience,^nnd in such civil enactments as have been^rendered necessary hv altered condi^^tions. The employment of young minors,^either male or female, is disapproved. 1 he^platform pledges o^-operation with the^clergy in discussing those great economic^educational and social questions which effect^the interest and well being of the church.
thec anity and society at large. A protest^is entered' against any change In the natter^of the education Indians by which they will^be deprived of Christian teaching.
Theplatform favors Catholics taking a^greater part than heretofore in general^philanthropic and reforniatorv movements^hv mingling more in such works of national^virtue as non-catholic citizens are engaged^in and Inking a proper share in the manage^^ment of prisons nnd hospitals. We might^exert Catholic inlhn nee outside of our own^IshIv at the same time we are solacing the^unfortunate and reforming the erring. We^should lie able to insist on Catholic inmates^tieing freely uiiiiisten-d to bv their own^clergy and we must asset t and^secure the right of conscience^of Catholic* in nil institutions^under public control. There are many^Christian issues in which Catholics could^come together with unn-fHtholicsand shape^civil legislation for the public good. In^spite of rebuff and injustice and overbear^^ing zealotry, we should seek an alliance^with noli Catholics for the proper MM**^ance of the laws. To effect this we must^set our faces sternly uxiuust the sale of in^^toxicating beverages on Sunday: the cor^^rupting influence of sahsms in politics.^Crime and pau|s-risiii resulting from exces^^sive drinking require legislative restriction,^which we can aid in procuring by joining^our influence with that of other enemies of^intemperance. Wc favor tin-passage and^enforcement of laws rigidly closing sahsms^on Sunday and forbidding the sale of liquors^to minors ami intoxicated jstsoiis.
Theplatform recommends Catholics to^subscribe more generally for Catholic publi^^cations, hsiks with eagerness for the estab^^lishment of daily Catholic newspapers in^the largccitiea and I Catholic Assia'iated^Press agency, recommends the work of^Catholic circulating libraries, reading cir^^cles and the iff oris to have tin best Catho^^lic luniks and |h'iiodicals introduced^into public libraries as fast as prac^^ticable. We hope for the introduction of^proisT church music in all our churches^where other music is now heard. Music^should help devotion at divine service mid^not be such as tends to divert the mind^from heavenly thoughts. Mori* should^be made to have the congregation join in^the singing. 'The platform concludes:^^We cannot conclude without recording our^solemn conviction that absolute freedom of^the llolv Sec is equally indisis iisilde to the
Iieareof the church and the welfare of liian-^tind. We demand in the name of humanity^and justice that this freedom lie scrupulously^res|s-cted by all secular governments. We^protest against the assumption b^ any such^government of the right to affect the in^tensts or control the acts of our Holy^Father by any form of legislation or other^public act to which his full approbation KM^not boon previously given, and we ptedgt to^l.ito XII I., tla- worthy pud iff to whose hands^Almighty find has committed the helm of^Peter's hark, amid the temp sts ot this^stormy age. the loyal sympathy and the Ms^stinted aid of all nil spiritual children in^vindicating the perfect liberty which he^justlv claims as his sacred and unalienable^right
AsArchbishop Ireland of St. Paul, had^opened the congress, it was desired that he^close it. He said, with fierv emphasis: ^(io^to your homes filled with the enthusiasm of^this convention and spread it through^the union thnt this is a new^departure for Catholics in this coun^^try^a mimion for Catholic laymen.^The day has conic, thank (iod. when all^Catholics will rise up and say, we are^worthy of our religion. The country to be^conquered is heaven. Don't go home to^sleep, Initio work, (io back true ^ id ho^^lies.^ Adjourned sine die.
Thenext congress will meet at Iheeitv in^which the World's Fair is held M WJ.
rreslilenllliirrisou Culled i i
Washington,Nov. 12.^A committee front^the Catholic congress in session at Haiti^more waited on the president this morning^by appointment and presented linn with an^address. The president received thcni cor^^dially, and listened carefully to the reading^of theaddrcs*. The latter says: ^llepreHenl-^ing in a measure In imi.uii of our fellow-^citizens who share in the blessings and^privileges of this government, devoted to its^const itut ion and law*, the congress desires^to voice mid emphasize the loyally and^fidelity of the Catholic jsople to the United^ht.di sand Its institutions, as well as their^lehpect for the chief lliac'stlale of the^nation. I In the centennial of the cstablish-^liatuaenl of episcopal authority in these^I luted Stales, too Catholics of America in^their tirst congress assembled, while rejoic^^ing in the linovi lions growth of their faith^on this soil, and returning grab fill thanks^to God then lor, feel the occasion is emi-^I neatly titling to voiccalso their heartfelt^I rejoicing over tin- pwyateJtj and solidityol^our civil institutions, the ih velopnn nts of^the spirit of rela-iotis liberty and toleram e.^and the unit* roil progress and prosperity of^our country: and through you to express to^our fellow citizens of this great republic, in^spirit, unity and brotherly I ove, the denirv^that while pursuing the dictates of our con^^science in serving (tod to march hand in^hand in the promotion of I he best interests^of our common country and the welfare of^society. T he congress huts thin committee,^while conveying to you tin- expressions of^its res|iect, to sav thai it would be a grati^^fying pleasure and privilege to have the^honor of welcoming you to its session in^lialtimorc.
Inreply, the president said he apprecia^^ted the cou plum-nt paid him by the visit,^as well as the truth of the sentiments ex^^pressed in the address, in regard to the^fidelity of the Catholic* of the United^States, the constitution and the laws of the^country. He regretted his utileial duties^would prevent his attending the iwssions of^the coni'resH. but bethought he could proin-^tIn in that he would Is- present at the^opening of the Catholic university near^^ Ins city to-morrow. The committee re^^turned to lialtimorc in the aftermsni, well^pleased with the visit.
THEHAXIT0BA1 NK\\ MUL^coa.i Bwaaaai to ba sm,,,^..! hy Wa$ ^f Hka
(a ii ml I oi l-i.l I),-.
St.P*in, Nov. 1^.^[Special.]^The Man^^itoba road has issued instructions to all its^agents to consign Pacific coast business via^its line and tin. Canadian Pacific. 'This is^owing to tt e traffic agreement between the^I'nion Pacific and Chicago A Northwestern,^which prevents the Manitoba from sending^business to the coast via Italic and Pora-^tello. The most important part of this^agreement will be to hurry up the const ruc^^tion of the Manitoba coast line. Several^surveying partiec are now in the field, and^when the road is once stard-d it is^the intention to push building lis^fast as nun slid uiomy will |^rinit.^The Manitoba made a phenomenal record^in building its Montana extension, which^was longer in point of actual distance than^the new line to the const, though the latter^presents more engineering difficulties. He-^fore this tune next ve ir tl.rough trains will^be running from St.Paul lo the coast over^I jc Manitoba's own track.
NkwVowt. Nov. 12.^'The Northern Pacific^directors to-day declared a dividend of 1^|s-r c ut on preferred stock, piivable Janu^^ary Ii,
mmIS THE JUDGE
TheDemocrat Elected to Office in^Silver Bow County Takes^Possession.
EachContestant Presents His Case^But Judtfo DeWolfe Refuses^to Decide
Court%-i t slnr to. anil Mellailon
Opensthe New Srssloli Willi^-i.e. iit Sullivan.
HtmI, Nov. 12.^ [Special.]^The culmi^^nating scene of the election contest* oo-^cuired in the district o nrt nsun at 2o'ch*'k^this afteriiiNin. Last Friday, it will Is- re^^membered. J. J. Mc Hat ton and L. J. HMfc^llton, respectively, the democratic and re^publican candidates for the office of district^judge, presented their credentials to Judge^|)i Wolfe, both having taken the oath of of^^fice. At that time after some discussion by^various prominent members of tIs- bar, the^certificates wa re withdrawn and the matter^postponed until 2 o'clock this afternoon.^Hamilton's certificate came from the^state Isiard of canvass. - McHnttM^wae elected without dispute if the^vote of precinct 111 la- counted, and as Mc-^11.ilton was the prnieip.il relator in the^mandamus proceedings, the vote of that^precinct had already ts-en counted for him^and his del I ificutc was issued by the county^clerk and recorder. During the interval^since last Friday there have la-en several at^tempts at a compromise. It has la-en sug-^BMted by attorneys that both Mcllatton^and Hamilton should place their resigns-^tions in the hands of (iov. Toole and allow^him to ii|^|m^ 1111 sonic third patty, acceptable^to both, to the judgeship. Judge Mcllat^^ton, however, confident of the justice of Ins^cause, rejected such prohibitions and stood^firmly U|kiii his rights, I p to noon to-day^it was considered probable that some kind^of a compromise might be effected.
Publicinterest was excited to u much^login i pitch than at any tune since the^canvassing board threw out precinct 1(4.^As early as I o'cha k the crowd began tilling
tiniirt room, and half an hour later the
room,corridors and stairway wen packed^with nitciested (asiple, as the impression^had somehow gotten out that a phvsical^contest was imminent. At just five iiiinut,-s^before 2 .' hs'k Judge DeWolfe walked^in and liaik his seal, the great crowd pre^serving absolute silence as he did so. With^in the railing reserved for the mi Hila rs of^the bar mid jurors, were seated in. -t of tin^niXMniueut members of the bar of SiIm r^How county, tin the west siili of tin room^VM Judge Mcllatton and at his side sat^Kiigene K. Sullivan, who was thedelina-ratic^candidate for the office of sheriff, and who^is also elected by the vote of precinct ill.^I hi the west side wit L. J. Hamilton, backed^up by Sherin Lloyd.
InIns usual quiet and dignified manlier^Judge De Wolfe opened court and asked if^then- W is any business to la brought In Ion^Mb, Mr. Hamilton at once rose and ail^dream d the coin! in u loud spe^I'll, lb la-^gnu by recalling the circumstances of tin^judgi hip controversy lo the attention of tin^court and then pna iedi d lo argue Hint his^credentials came from the state canvassing^Isiard and were regular on their face. I in v^were jiiKt tin- same us they would have been^had he received every vote east in Silver^How county at the recent election;^the court had no jurisdiction what^ever as to the qualification* of^his successor; he was even less euipiwen d^in such a respect than a canvassing board^Mr. Hamilton said that Judge DeWolfe had^in th^' mandamus pnavcdiiigs set up th^very sound doctrine that only tribunals of^competent jurisdiction could go behind the^returns. He claimed .t would be going lai-^hilid the returns if Judge DeWolle should^recogni/.e liny bod) but himself I Hamilton^as his successor. Mr. Hamilton then made^some remarks of a complimentary nature^in regard to Judge Mcllatton. He said^they had alwaye la^en |s-r*onal friends and^for aught he knew were now. Hi^gave Judge Mcllaltoii full credit^lor honesty of intention; he, himself, bow^ever, d sired to stand upon his rights us^entitled, prima facie to succeed Judge De-^Wolfe; if Mcllatton could then establish his^right m proper courts, let him do so. He^did not pretend to say that the canvassing^Isiard was either right or wrong, or that tIn^^state canvassing Isiard was right or wrong,^in issuing him a state certificate. It suf^^ficed lor him that they had issued It. He^was willing to admit that the certificate^might be honeycombed with fraud, but^claimed that it was regular on its face, and^therefore should be recognized by Judge^DeWolfe.
Mr.Hamilton then took his seat and^Judge Mcllatton at once arose to address^the court. Judge Mcllatton is a yohitg^man, not over Xi years old, of linn charac^^ter and recognized integrity. He was a^trifle pah- and his voice shiaik a little, but^he was js-rfectly sclf-iioaacsacd. His Ian^gauge was direct and pointed. He aaul he^had been elected district judge by the |ao-^ple of Silver How county. 'Their voles^elected him. There had been a dispute^about the counting of a portion of those^votes, and the dispute had lai n settled by^a peremptory order of mandamus from the^very court which he was now addressing.^How could such a court recn ;ni/.e any other^than linns. If as entitled to the office^^While Judge DeWolfe had no right to sit as^judge in deciding the qualifications of his^successor, he did have a right to recognize^as his successor the man who was elected.^Concerning the election of himself] I Mc^^llatton ) there was not the slightest dispute.^No one would stand up there and say he had
notbeen elected by the people. If there^was any dispute about hisiTcction, th, rewi n^counts open to any contestant, and they^would force any unlawful incumbent to give^up his office, if he had obtained possession^of it in any way. It was not merely a cer^^tificate, a piece of printed paper, that en^^titled a man to office- it was a majority of^the votes of the people, cast at a lawful^election, that entitled a man to an office.^He himself received this majority. If Mr.^Hamilton could show or wished to try to^show that this majority was illegal,^or obtained in any way^in an illegitimate manner, then^he had an adequate remedy al law mid^could bring his grievance la'fore courts of^competent jurisdiction. Judge Mcllatton^then referred briefly to theautici|Mited trou^hie, and deprecatini any excitement. He^said thill any public excitement waa an- I^called for. as the matter Could be settled^quietly and without disturbance. He did^not come to the country to disgrace him^^self, nor any honorable office to which he^aught aspire; neither did he come here to^be robla'd of his rights. He had no |s rami a I^feeling in the matter; his personal^choice had bmn to keep out '^of polities altogether, and he had^endeavored to do no, but he felt that now^he represented the people, and would in^sisl upon their rights and his to the office to^which he had laen elected. He was quite^willing to give Mr. Hamilton credit for per^^sonal honesty and the conviction that la^^wns right in thisiuattcr. With the consent of^his opponent. Judge DeWolfe might con^^sider that the certificates of election had^again been presented to the court.
Absolutesilence prevailed win li Judge^DeWolfe began lo apeak. He compli^^mented both the gentlemen who had^spoken on the temperance and moderation^^f their utterances. He said they h id both^s|siken in a manner to reflect the highest^credit upon themselves, Isith as inciiihcrsof^the bar and as citizens. In speaking to the^question at hand he was const rained to say^that his opinion was that the court aa at^present eiitisliliiled, could not decide any^^thing, even if he were disposed to do so;^he could not decide winch of the gentlemen^was entitled to lie Ins successor. There^was something, however, which the public^ought to be told in explanation of^his conduct. The court knew that the^returns of Silver Itow count \ had^been forwarded to Helena in an incomplete^state and had In cu canvassed by the state^board without precinct ot. the court knew^that tin'stab-board in issuing a certificate^to Mr. Hamilton had acted on incomplete^returns; hence if the action of the board^was wrong oriKinally. no certificate issued^bused on that wrong could be right. He^would not controvert Mr. Hamilton's state^^ment that his certificate was prima facie^evidence of election; in fact, he would not^go into a discussion of th* question at all.^He would not. however, stultify himself bv^disregarding the order of mandamus issued^by himself in this very case. 'The situation^confronting him was one of great embarnss-^meiit. He would simply cut the (lordian^knot by adji unnmi court sine die. He^culled upon Slu tdl Lloyd to adjourn the^district court of the sccoml judicial district^of Montana territory, and the sheriff coin-^plied bv ic|k atinc tin- u-tial formula.
JudgeDeWolfe then left the lunch and^walked down the c uter of the room and^tool, upn position by the railing. Tin ncanie^a moment of intense excitement, and every^eyt was fusteiiedon the two aspirants. Judge^Mcllatton KM and slowly walked up the^steps I. ;.one; to the judge's bench, while^Mr. Hamilton remained niolionli ss. Judge^Mcllatton mud; ^Sheriff Sullivan will call^the court lo older.^ Mr. Sullivan rose and^opened court. Judge Mcllatton lip|Hi;|ibd^W. f, OmM court st nograplu r, and pro-^en did at once to the transaction of routine^business. The crowd slowly tiled out as the^individuals MBMMttg it became convinced^one after another that there would be no^luilli. r fru I ion. Judge Mcllatton con^^tinued the session until 4 o'cha-k, when he^adjourned court until'J o'cha-k to-morrow^uinming.
Mr.Hamilton declined to discuss his^plans with your ciirres|suideiit, but is evi^^dent ly sick of the whole business and will^not contest it further.
Itis ie|sirted lute to night that the next^step of the republicans in the elect ton con^^test casi-s will be to get a writof prohibit ton^from the supreme court of the state forbid^^ding Judge Mcllatton from holding court.
Tin:it u iris ii a if k KAIID.
The MM of I'tg lion Throws Clyde^llull.lers Into , I'anlr.
ImMjNov. 12.^The llritish ship build^^ers are placed ina serious jsisilion by the^rise in the price of iron and steel. A fur^^ther advance in feared, mid if this takes^place many firms will lose money on their^contracts now under way, unless there is a^speedy (nil in plates and taw material. The^prominence of this great llritish industry^will be greatly threatened ami the question^may la-solved as to whether tin-American flag^may not resume its tormer position Una^the seas. Much of the bed steel usi d in the^Clyde and at Harrow comes from Spain and^the riimoi th.d an et|sirt duty on the pro^^duct is being considered by Hint imwer. has^created consternation. The Midilhsbor-^otlgh iron market is excited. It is n |Miited^a syndicate has Isnight up nil the ( levi land^warrants, cornering the market.
OMMMMOf tM I ii mil I.eicMutiir,..
1'Aais,Nov. 12.-'The French chambers^im t to-day. President lllmic delivered an^address in which he congratulated the mem^^bers of the cabinet on the fact that there-^public, for the fifth time, hud repelled the^assault of a hostile coalition. 'I hi senate^adjourned till Monday.
Anumber of lloiilaugists assembled in the
Placede la Concorde to day. The police
dispersedthe gathering. Mounted Itepnb^MM guards now surround the vicinity.
AnotherIt cut inky Feud.
hotism, Ky^ Nov. 12.^The French-Fxcr-^sole feud at Hazard, Ky.. baa broken out^afresh and several have been killed.
MRS.FOSTER A SECEDER.
TheFemale Champion of the Ad^^ministration a Bolter From the^W. C T. U. Convention.
AnExciting Session in Which the^Prohibitionists Oain a^Sweeping Victory
TheSociety Clad to he Kid of the Matron,^tents hiltMM hiidorscl and^Minion Denounced.
GmBMS)Nov. 12. ^ In the Women's Chris^tiiin Temperance I ninn this morning an^amendment to the constitution forbidding^partisan political action came upon a mo^^tion for its adoption. It was argued at^length pro and con. Mrs. J. Kllfti Fiwter,^of Iowa, supporting, the motion, charging^the convention with partisanship in aspers^^ing the republican leaders. T he motion^was defeat ml by a heavy majority.
Atthe afterniaui session Mrs.K. Clements,^of Pennsylvania, tend a paper on ^Purity^in I,io nature and Art.^ Vita. p. It. Iiigalls,^ol Missouri, sjioke on ^Narcotics.^ She^treated particularly of the evil effect of^cigarette smoking, and suggested the best^way to light narcotics was to touch the^children.
Witha view of ascertaining what sort of^women wen- present in the convention.^Miss W illatd asked all that had laen M'hisil^teachers at any time to rise. (If the 4117^delegates pres. utrose. All who had
beensabbath school teachers were asked to^rise and every delegate ill the convention^an ise.
(leu.Clinton It. Fiske made a brief^s|m'fch. He said Vice-President Morton is^a gisid man to have on the prohibition^side, 'The patty needed his fame and for^^tune, (iell. T'lske said he would be glad to^have \ n i Ticsidetit Morton lead ill tin re^form movement by taking -t. p. to have the^grog simp under the senile chainbei^' ' had (iell. Piske concluded with a^few eulogistic remarks about Mrs. Hayefl.
Uev.Annie II. Khiiw, ill a repoet on^^Franchise,^ said the cause of woman's^suffrage hud made great gains during the^year. Woman suffrage planks had ls^en^placid in tin- const il ut tons of Idaho, Mon^tana. North and South Dakota and defeated^onlv on technical grounds in other stab s.
Mrs.Caroline Knell denied the statement^that the membership of the national organ^l/alion lias di creased. M said it had 111^cnased aland .'i.KKI during the past yen^being her estimates on the treasurer's re^put
Atthe i veiling session the . lecill tve Coin^nnttee announced it had considered the^charges preferred against the national^ollicers bv lit. Weeks Hi.melt of t he'Tea
peruneehospital, ami returned a resolution^declaring the national officers were al^^together without blame in the matter. I In^event of the session was the n |sirt of the^committee on resoltll ions, touching the nun^piltisnn quest loll. The majority report
Hays:^We believe it is vital to tcmiieranot!^reform Hint the principle of prohibition be^nwl the dominant issue in American poll^tics. We, therefore, give our approval to^that party only which di chiles in its plat^^form for prohibit ion in state and nation.
Ihe ininoiit v rc|m^rt was brought in by^Mrs. Matin Nl. Hiiilcy. of the Iowa delega^Hon. and n ail as follows: ^ That the re^^cent elect.mi contests demonstrated the^^ i i d of a more |s rsisti nt. persuasive edu^^cation on b inpcruhcc wotk among all^classes of people. T he results of these^several contests having given us practical^proof that success iii the effort to over-^throw the oigaiii/ed liquor traffic can only^In assured when I he intelligent conviction*^, of the |Ns^ple are in favor of prohibition.^nni1thiitdelc.it is ccilani w lu re such con^^victions lire lacking. Therelore. resolved,^farther, that as forty odd departments of^tin- W. ('. T. ( . work are for no party, but^arc for the education of the poopla in the^11 ut In of total abstinence mid prohibition,^mill im m i li ar In MB iiii'inli iship women^whose differing pullUoal pn fl tences h ud^tin in toh^ input In/' mid tnptSMt t he dillei cut^political peiin s: thcielo.e, it is unjust mid^unwise for this organization to pledge its^influence, Hiipisirt or allegiance to any |sd-^It teal partyt nnjoat because, if UmommIi
ulionis lion piltisnn. as our president has^lately declined, such pledge of influence.^siip|^n t or allegiance representatively giv. n^interferes with the individual freedom of^auv and every M inber to prefer and work^foi the pililical patty of her choice; unwise,^DOMMi ill the practical carrying out of that^i pledge, our religious and educational work^| is thereby subjected to |Hirty limitations^and antagonized by disastrous |mrti*au op-
Mrs.Foster ami Mrs, llailys|^ike in favor^i of the adoption of the minority report.^, Mrs. ( lara lloflinaii s|sike against lis adop-^| lion. The majority report was adopted by^an almost unanimous vote, the lowu dele^^gates alolm vol nig in fuvor of the minority^^Matt,
Alterthe voting dow n of the minority r^ -^port mi the non partisan question, Mrs. J.^hllcn Foster arose mid read a long protest^on behalf of the Iowa delegation, settiiiu^forth that they had lai n met with rebuffs^and insults until forbearance had ceased to^be a virtue. At the conclusion of the lead^^ing, the Iowa delegation left the hall, leav^^ing behind Mrs. Curhart, who is not a mem-^beroflhe delegation regularly. Miss Wil-^kwd s|k,ke briefly about the bolt, saying^this outcome bad long been extsH'ted and^Mat the Inrbeuratioe of the W. C. T. V. in^the matter had no equal in history. The^convention then adopted a resolution au^^thorizing the executive committee to inline^diately take steps to reorganize t he Iowa del-^egat ion.
MissW dl .id called for volunteers from^mining t he Iowa visitors to take the place of^the seceding delegation, and a number of^ladies promptly came forward. Mrs. Car-^hart was made chairman. 1 he convention^adopted a resolution saying: ^We have^seen w hat set ins to us to la'amply sullieieiit^proof that the ucc-pn litteBl of the I tilted^Midas has |x muttcd a bur in his^new apart mi nt house at Washington, and^we express our amazement, grief and con^^demnation that at this advanced stage of^temperance reform the second officer of^the govcrhiiient should thus openly n\ly^himself with the liquor dealers of the na^^tion.^ A number of other resolutions wen^adopted and the convention adjourned sun^die.
MMm Hie Field.
QURmUM.(^., Nov. 12^A Lima, Ohio.^^s]si'inl says: Calvin S. Krice, who is at his^home here, has formally announced his^candidacy for the I'niti d Statesseuatorsh,p.^to succeed Senator Payne.
Suicidenl i Consul.
Coksink,Nov. 12.^ lirandt, the Danish^consul at Amsterdam, who has been vi-:ting^this ^ itv, committed suicide veal, iday by^hanging.