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VOL. XXX. -NO. 309.
'LENA, MONTANA. SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER I, 1889.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS
TheMineral Land Convention to Go^Systematically at the Work^in Hand
AnAssociation to be Formed and^Stock Issued to Meet Neces^^sary Expenses
kMlMI Noble hlMM '^^ Withhold^1 111 ii Acllnn I mil tin' ( nnveiitloii^1 hi I^1 Ita Cane.
Themiiienil land convention met again^yesterday morning Hi 10 o'clock iu F.ncore^hull. Kesolutions from Butte wore read^tendering lit*itrty support of the objects of^the convention. Lee Mantle then read the^report of the committee on resolution* as^follows, which was adopted:
Whereas.On the 7th day of February.^1KHK, the citizens of Montana met iu maaa^convention at the city of Helena to protest^against the acquisition of the Northern^Pacific Kailroad company of title to min^^eral lande within the limit* of its grant iu^this state; and
Whereas,Said convention Mooted a pre^arable and passed resolutions setting forth^fully ami forcibly all the facts and circum^^stances relating to the subject, and
When-aa.Although the M and prisifs^there gathered and suhmittid t^ the in^^terior department have resulted ill prevent^^ing the issuance of patents up to the pres^^ent time, it now appears that owing to re-^eenl mini;the land department there is^again pressing and immediate danger of^said railroad company's acquiring such^title; therefore l^e it
Resolved,That this convention reaffirms^the preamble and resolutions udonfed by^the Mineral Land convention, held in tin-^city of Helena oil February 7. 1KSN, ami that^in furtherance of the statements and pur-
oses therein expressed we recommend the^ollowing
1.That a corporation be immediately^formed to 1m^ known as the Mineral Land^Aswsiiation of Montana.
2.That the incorporators of said associa^^tion shall be the following named persons,^to-wit:
L.H. Hershfield and Thomas ( ruse, ul^Lewis aud t'larke county.
A.H. Barret and Win. Thompson, of Mil^ver Bow county.
A.H. Mitchell and Conrad Kohrs, m Peer^Ijodge count v.
B.F. White. ^^1 Heaverhead county.^|( Q, lliekmaii. of Madison county.^Viuing A. Cook, of Jefferson county.^0. A. Wolf, of Missoula count).^David K. Kolwnn, ot Meagher county.
.The object of this association shall be^to further iu every way possible the alia and^purpose ^^( the Mineral Land OoBTi ntinn m^preventing the Northern Pacific railroad^oompanv front uciiuiring patents to the^mineral lands of Montana ha-atcd am the^odd sections within the company's land^grant. .
4.The HMWtM shall be clothed Witt
NUfMMfto employ ooonael; to petition^the secretary of the interior, the congress of^the I tilled States, the legislature of Moll^tana and anv and all other bodies or per^^sons whose aid it maybe necessarv to in^^voke: and in all other ways to do whatever^in its judgment may be wise and necessary^to carry out the purposes of its organizii^tion. ,
5.for the MM of raising the fnnds^necessarv to meet th ^ i lis ^se ol said ass,,,^ciation they are authorized by thit conven^^tion to incorporate with a capital sbs'k of^MByOOO, which shall be issueil in shares of^f 1 each, the -t ^ck I^ full paid md nil
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0.The assis'iation shall at once o]ien^hooks for subscription to stock and shall^designate persons in the different localities^of the state whose duty il shall Is' to circu^^late such books and secure subsetiptions to^stock.
7.The association shall adopt by-laws^which shall set forth tie manner and pur-^pise of its organization, and shall have^copies of the same printed and distribute d.^with such other matter as it may il^ ^^proisr.
8.That the Mineral Land Association^shall immediately up^n its organization as^^certain the most practical and i fleet ire^plan of procedure to be followed by owners^of milling locations now in danger of being^patented to the Northern Pacific railroad^coni|^tiiy. and shall promulgate such plan^through the medium of the press.
SI.That the president of this convention^is hereby authorized to fill any vacancies^which may la-cur in the list of incorpora-^tors herew ith submitted.
ltesolved,That the president of this con^^vention be. and he is hereby instructed to^transmit to the president of the I'nit'd^States, to the honorable secretary of the in^^terior, to the commissioner of the general^land office and to each member of the^I'nited Slates senate and house of represen^tativea a copy of the proceedings of this^convention, together with a copy of the pre^amble and resolutions adopted by the^former convention.
ltesolved.That the president of this con^^vent '.^n be. and he. is hereby instiucted to^request the honorable secretary of the in^^terior to suspend further action looking to^the issuance of patents upon selections of^land within the limits of its grant hereto^^fore made to the Northern Pacific Kailroad^company until the Mineral Lind associa^^tion can formally present its views as to the^lust until ids by which the true character^of such lands may be determined.
KYsolved.That the preservation of our^mineral lands being a matter winch effects^every citizen of Montana, we respectfully^urge upon the legislative assembly of Mon^^tana flu justice ami the necessity of extend^^ing financial aid and moral sup|sirt to this^movement and we especially call upon the^^offernor of Montana to extend his influence^in this In half.
ltesolved,That when this convention^adjourn, it do so subject to the call of the^president of the mineral land convention.
ltesolved.1 hnl this convention would i.d-^vise the mineral laud association to Hume^diately bring hcfoie the honorable secretary^of the interior the propriety and the right^of that officer toappoint^ commission to^re-exaiuitie and re-designate the character^of the mountainous lands included within^the limits ul thi Northern Pacific land^grant, with the parfOW ^f correcting the^erroneous designation of such lands here^^tofore made by government surveyors; and^in furtherance of this object that the asso^^ciation should employ competent attorneys^to examine and present the law and the^rulings concerning the right Mid authority^of the secretary of the interior iu this mat^^ter.
ltesolved.That the attention of the Hon.^Secretary of the Interior snd of congress is^respectfully called to the fact that there are^over tin thousand mineral locattoua al^^ready made U|siti odd nuinls-red sections
claimedby the Northern Pacific Kailroad^company.
Inconclusion your committee, fully ap^^preciating the vital importance of the great^work undertaken'by this convention, and^realizing also the difficulties in the way of^its accomplishment, would respectfully sug^^gest that the Mineral ljtnd Association as^soon as organized shall issue a call to the^people of Montana requesting that public^meetings shall la^ held in every hsslity^throughout the state to the end that this^subject may lie fully discussed aud the pco^pie correctly advised as to the serious na^^ture of the threatened danger.
Webelieve that such a course will not^only arouse public interest, but that it will^also result in s generous aid lieing extended^in support of the objects of the association.
('hairmau.Joseph K. Clair,^Jso. A. WooneoN,^j no. H. Owing*,^A. H. Nklhon,^C. H. Clipiisn.^Will Kjunirm.
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Col.Sanders then held the floor for some^time. He said he did mit have the honor^to Is- a delegate, but asked the privilege of^saying a few words. On such an occasion^as this he thought it best, first, to conipre^bend the dilncultv. and then ascertain the^remedy. Within the limits of the Northern^Pacific grant through the western half of^.Montana and ext. itding beyond Slsikaue^Falls there was a mineral belt probably not^paralleled elsewhere iu the world. Within^ihis belt mines have hewn discovered, are^being discovered and will continue to be^discovered doubtless for many hundred^years to come. Through this mineral ladt^lsnds had been granted to the Northern^Pacific railroad company, but there was^an infirmity of description which imp-rils^seriously the mining industry. He held^thai the railroad company does uol now^ami never can own a foot of mineral land^within the limits of its grant unless con^^gress should change the law. This he held^for two reasons. The congress of the^I nited States, which created that corpora^tion, denied to it the function of holding^mineral lands and there was. therefore, in^^herent in the corporation itself an incapac^^ity to take mineral lands sold or granted t..^it. Anv attempt upoa its part so to do^would 'lie what is known to the lawyers^as ultra vires. Secondly, it appertains^to congress to dispose of public lands, aud^congress in the act of incorporation passed^July 2d 1W14, excluded mineral lands from^the grant to the railroad company ex. I |^l^iron and coal. Is-st there might be some^doubt about thematter, it thereafter on Jan^^uary 1HC^. again provided that the grants^to these railroads should not iuclude min^^eral lands, but that they should be reserved^excl'isivelv to the I lilted Mates, which pro^^vision was section 2UU of the revised stat^^utes of the I'nited States. He therefore^held that in view of the law there^was not a possibility of the Northern Pa^^cific railroad company ever obtaining t it le^to mineral lands. Because he so held he^did not, however, presume to question the^wisdom of the meeting or doubt the useful^ness of the action which it proposed. Speak^ing of the uncertainty of title which ex^isted. he took it for granted on the statutes^and the authorities that if the Northern Pa^^cific railroad company should assume to^convey to Us grantee lik) acres of land, aud^that grantee -lo^!^ Id proceed to occupy the^same, aud thereafter one, or ten or a hun^^dred jeers hem e there should be discovered^mi tlmse premises mines which SooM pay^for working, the company's grantee^would not be the owner of^the same, but they world belong^in the discoverer, and he wot,!, he able to^obtainpateiitfionitlieliiit.il ^' lM and^recover tin* lsissessionof thi' same; and that^no law of limitation or adver-. possession^would coine to the rescue of the I die uf the^railroad company. Such a condition of af^^fairs was a great incubus to pros|*Tity. He^believed it was Hie duty of the government^to amicably make some arrangement with^i lie railroad company and take h ick all this^land, not already disposed of, couqa nsating^the company with other lands or with com^^pensation in some other form. He wished^to assure all that the railroad company ihs'S^not own and never can own any mine not^coal or iron in Montana.
WillKennedy of Moulder. 1. G. Merrill,
A.H. Nelson, Lee Mamie and General Har^^ris also spike.
Aresolution offered by Kennedy was^adopted that the secretary of the interior^require the railroad company in obtaining^title to lands to make the same pnaif as is^required of private individuals in settling^on lands.
Aresolution offered by Hon. .lames Sul^^livan to the effect that it should be the duty^of the mineral land association to procure^the cancellation of the railroad company's^grant in Montana so far us it applies to^mineral lands, caused considerable discus^^sion. An amendment offered by Mantle^that the association corres|h^nd with the^railroad company and endeavor to adjust^tlie matter amicably if possible, was not^adopted. Sullivan s motion was also lost.^The convention then adjourned, subject to^the call of the president.
i;ii.li w as THI CHOICE.
The Wall street Candidal), the It^.|^ul^ll-^ciill Caucus Choice.
Wasiiinoton,Nov. 91.^The republican^caucus was called to order promptly at noon^today. Cannon, of Illinois, chairman of^the caucus, resigned his place, lading a can^^didate for the speakership, and Henderson,^of Illinois, was chosen chairman. The call^of the roll developed the presence of It!.1,^members, four less than the republican^strength in the house. Mr. Mudd, the con^^testant for Compton's seat from the Fifth^Maryland district, took no part in the pro^^ceedings. The first ballot resulted: Heed,^7M: McKinley, !'^!^: Cannon, 'JJ; Burrows, Id;^Henderson, Hi. lief.ire a second ballot was^called one of the absentees, Hermann,^entered and on the second ballot voted for^Keed. The second ballot resulted: Heed,^McKinney. :1H; Cannon l'.l; Henderson.^L4j Burrows. HI.
KdwurdMcPherson and John M. Carson^were placed in nomination for the chief^clerkship and McPherson was elected, lib'^t.. HI. A. J. Holmes, ex-meinber of congress^from Iowa, and A. H. I teed, of Minnesota,^were the candidates for sergeant-at-arms,^and Holmes was elected, 142 to Is. The^j contest over the doorkccpprsliip was very^1 animated, the candidates being Charles W.^1 Adams of Maryland and Jas. A. Wheat of^Wisconsin. Adams whs elected by a bare^uisjoiity^Kl to X'J. Wheat, however, was^in mediately nominated for postmaster, re^^ceiving l'.l votes against 't\ for Isltell, 31^for Worrell and l^i for McKee. Itev. Chas.
B.Kaiuhdell. of the North Presbyterian^church, was nominated for chaplain and^the | icus adjourned.
Twochildren of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.^I Flake have scarlet fever.
JudgeJoe Davis says the Lump Gulch^Water company la now fully organized and^may begin work this season.^The new class in commercial law begins^i to-morrow at the Helena Business College.^! New and old students are expected to be on^hand.
tKMiilB I'KDRI KIRK,
Thelllg Chicago Packer (om piled to \no-^wer Senator tent's ilm-stlon*.
Wvsiiinoton,Nov. 91.^Scuntoi Vest's^committee,which has la^eu investigating the^dressed beef business.resumed the examina^^tion of witnesses this morning. P. P.^Armour, of Chicago, the first witness, said^he had been in the beef business all his life.^Che dressed Wet business begun lo la* im^^port!; tt ten years ago. For two or three^yean t had not been remunerative; meth-^isjs I d to 11. studied and the business^lean i d. In lssf (^r 18K.' it lavauic a paying^busi ass. Prices are lower now. said the^witi: ss. than they were when we began the^dressed beef business. In range cattle the^decrease in prices, however, had not been so^great as forty or fifty per cent. Armour^was asked to what he attributed the decrease^in prices. He said that he had prepared a^written statement which would give his^views.
W.J.yuiiin. one of Arinonr's ^voung^men,^ as he termed him, read a long state^^ment which included the figures of the busi^^ness for a term of years, and a comparison^of prices at Chicago in IhM aud for 1*..^The latter, it was asserted in the paper,^showed a reduction in the price* of the^canned beef pnaluct of MIimt cent. In con^^clusion, t he statement denied that Armour^A Co. were engaged iu any combination^whatever to fix the price to la- paid for cat^^tle or the price for which the pnaluct should^be sold.
Anabstract was given of the dress,,! beet^business of Armour A Co. during 1*8*, tin-^year in which it was alleged the profits of^the business were immense and in which^public agitation occurred, resulting in the^appointment of the committee conducting^the investigation. This abstract showed^that Shl.lliVO head had been dressed, on^which the net profit was ifUIH.Ui:,. all aver^^age of ffl.M per head. Itesumiiig hismal^testimony. Armour said that over produc^^tion and over marketing was responsible for^t he decrease in prices.
Vestasked witness if the Chicago market^did not control prices
'1do not think so,^ was the answer. ^Il^is the largest market and of course influ^^ences prices at other places. Chicago prices^regulate prices largely.
SenatorVest, reading from the annual^MMtl of the Chicago stock yards for WM.^called the attention of witness to the fact^that in 1KK1 there were marketed there l.tllrl,-^OW)cattle, which brought tlKl.tKHMHIO, and^in lSKIL'.i;il,(mO cattle sold for jl^OOttfllO,^How do you account for that
Itis iu accordance with my statement,^said Armour. The growl It in t he amount of^cattle marketed largely exceeded the growth^of the population.
Inresponse to that. Vest presented a^statement showing the increase ol cattle^and population ran along in about the sume^proportion. The attention ol witness was^directed to his statement that the placing of^hides UpaK the free list had resulted in a^large importation of them. Vest stated^that hides were placed on Hie free list in^IH7:;. while th. I able of prices in the state^^ment begins with lHTli.
Vestthen discussed with witness the coiu-^biuatiou of packers to tlx the prices of bet^^ter i iits, mill In prevent a decline from over-^supply. Witness said this combination in^^cluded other packers: they all made the^same pi ic, s.
Well,then, don't you destroy the opera^^tion* of Hie law of supply and demand^^^^No, sir; 1 don't think we do.^^^With whom do you fix these prices^^^^ Thai I decline to slate until after con^^sulting my attorney,^ rescinded witness.^Armour admitted being a n . mber id the^hog packing pool of IhSi!, in Chicago. ^ We^paid twenty-live cents ^ hog for the pnvi^lege of killing them. There was no limit to^file ii11 iii I m-r we killed. I liele were el: hteeli^firms and persons interested in lite agree^^ment.
Haveyou any agreement with any per^^sons as to the prices that shall be charged^in certain districts^
Isthere any agreement as to the division^of territory^
\tif ness declined lo answer.
HIKILLED* HIM WINE.
X lluttr I. in,-i. i Vl.otalli Wounds Ills^\\ He and DtVM Himself I u
HrTrr,Nov. 91.^(Special.|^Joseph Bar-^neie shot his wife through the head at their^home this morning and her death resulted^almost instantly. Barriere then walked^west on Galena street to Main, where he^gave himself into the cusbsly of I Ittlcer^James, saying that he wanted to give him^self up. as he had shot a woman. The fatal^shot was heard by neighlsirs, who at once^ran into the house. Mrs. Ha mere was dis^covered lying on the thsir near the bed and^breathing her last. She lived but^a few moments and never s|sikc.
Inthe nsjui were also Harriere and the^three little children of the woman, the old^^est of whom is 7 years of age. Immediate^ly lifter the slnsiting Harriere made au at^^tempt to conceal the pistol with which he^had killed his wife, but it was afterwards^found by the officers, but one chamber be^^ing discharged. The bullet t^sik effect in^the left cheek of Mrs. Harriere, and ranged^upward through the brain.
Herreal name was Angeliue Hrazcaii. and^her childhood was passed ill Montreal.^From that place she went to Chicago and^then came to Hutte. She was 40 years old^and had been married a number of tunes.^Four years ago Harriere met her and was^infatuated, and marriage followed. After^a couple of years she tjnd of Harriere and^made no pretense of cherishing anv allcc^tion for him. Her relations with other^men were cut irely without concealment, and^sin went so far as to go through the mar^^riage ceremony with another man at Houlder^last spring. Harriere was really attached to^the woman and would not consent to be^shaken off. The pair had frequent quarrels^and abused each other violently.
AUUUM of the children of the womnu^were iu the ris^m when the shooting oc^^curred and the second child, a little girl of^four years, and very' intelligent, talked^freely about the terrible is'currrence.
JosephHarriere is ^ years of age; as his^name indicates, he is a Frenchman. He is^of medium size, dark hair and eyes, and^dark moustache, aud ls^w-legged. He has^be, n ii resident of lltd'e for eh veil years.^I and during nnatt of that time has followed^I the occupation of teamster.
Thecoroner's jury was in session from 2^I till 7 o'clock this evening, and then re^^turned a compromise verdict to the effect^the woman either killed bemelf or was^killed by ber husband. Harriere is held^wirtiout bail.
MembersFrom the New Stales Back^the Wall Street Candidate^for Speaker
CarterWorked for the Anti-Silver^Advocate First, Last and^All the Time
TheNnrthneslernera l orui | ^ ntulitiiatlun^lo krr|i Hi.i no, - IIiiiid Washing^^ton'* New senators.
WaaaiMoTON.Nov. 91.- | Special. ]^The^men from the northern tier of western^states contributed their share to the mak^^ing of a speaker to-day. Hansbrough h .v^ing promised Henderson a Complimentary^vote, aud in deference to the wishes of a^large number of Iowa men who had tele^^graphed him from North Dakota to vote^for Henderson if lie could, he suppirted^the Iowa man on the first ballot. He then^turned to iUvii. and without Ins vote an^^other ballot would have necessary. Mr.^Hansbrough says he would have been will-^mg to vote for any western BOO who could^have shown on the first ballot that he had^any show of election, but he did not pro^^pose to go down with a forlorn icq* for^the mere sake of a sentiment, and espec-^ailly as His d was in every way satisfactory^to him. Carter, of Montana, was a Heed^man first, last and all the time.^He | was not only for linn with^his vote, but tried to get others to follow his^example. McKinley would have In, u satis^^factory to him. but he preferred Hoed. Ib i^man, of I Irogon, did not vote for Heed on^the first ballot. I.ec iuse he did not get there^in tune, hul his vote saved him, as did any^one man's vote on the second ballot.^Herman was an avowisl Heed man from the^time of his arrival here. Wilson, of Wash^^ington, although at the foot of the list, snd^fully aware that Heed had Is en nominated,^stood by his first choice, McKinley. The^new state men all went to him and urged^that he make it a solid block of five from^the new states, but he would not change.^Mr. Wilson told them that il his vole^was necessary to nominate, be would have^voted for Heed, but as it was apparent |^nomination had been made, he was not go^^ing to change for the simple reason that kl^wanted to get on the band wagon. Dt le-^Dii Hois could not vote, but he was in^the caucus and he was working as hard as^be could for the Maine candidate. He waa^al. over the hall, urging the norths, startlers^to come to his winner. The northern tier^of states can feel pretty we'l satisfied with^the result.
(hithe other candidates they votisl as fol^^lows Herman voted lor Mcl'ln rsoii. All^the others for ('Hrson.
Forsergeant-at arms. Herman, Wilson^and Carter voted for Holmes, and llans-^baough for ('apt. Heed.
Fordia^r-kec|sr, all voted for ('apt.^M heat.
Theyall voted for ('has. A. Hamsibill for^chaplain, Mr. Hainsdall is a college class^^mate of Delegate Dultots. and the Idaho^man made it his especial tight to secure his^ii. iin'mil ii^n.
Noneof the new statesman were favor^^ably impressed with J. ('. Hurrows. It^seems that Senator I'ettigrew claims that^Hurrows refused to reiKirl the bill dividing^Dakota back in l-^ ^. when both sections^had agreed on a measure. It was given out^by Hurrows that Heed prevented it, but^Senator I'ettigrew denies this. Last night^I'ettigrew saw Iteed and told him that in^case of his success he did not want Hurrows^to be highly honores with a committee^place Heed made no promises, but the^new state men in view of the prominent^jmrt they have phi veil m the nom^^ination of the speaker, will ask^that Burrows Is* shelved as far^aspissible. The northwestern men wanted^Wheat for doorkeeper, believing that thev^would have a chance for some of the ILTi^places he has to distribute. The caucus,^however, adopted a resolution instructing^the doorkeeper to divide the appointments^ill his department equitably among t In^^states. 'I here may be a few plums for the^northwestern members, even with a Mary^lander as doorkcc|M r.
Hothsenators from Washington were at^the capitol to day and selected seats 111 the^senate chamber. 'I hey are on the extreme^left of the president of the senate, and just^la-hind the sc..ts selected bv the senators^from North Dakota. Washington is the^second state to gef its senators on the^ground for the winter's work.
TheIleal I stale Market.
Thedemand for Missoula real estate con^^tinues active. For the wiek McConuell^Cisik .'^ Co report sales aggregating $9i.^Klil.^which addid to the f hl.oiki sales of the pre^^vious week make a gland total of ^;ii.un^for the first two winks since their propctiv^was placed on the market. The Missoula^office is so rushed with business that Mr.^Cook left yesterday aftermsin to assist Mr.^McCoiinell and will remain there for some^time. Many inquiries are be^ing Missoula. There is sure to^mule by eastern is-opla regard-^l.e a big boom there next spring, as the In^diau reservation which is to Is- thrown^OpoBWtll attract thousands of people in^search of homes. By o|s-ning this reserva^tion for settlement a large timber and ex^^cellent agricultural area w ill be given to the^public, and a ruah similar to the Oklahoma^Issiin is anticipated for the Flathead re^serve. l^a^d year that valley produced ZliO,-^(^^l |Miiiuds of fruit from young trees.^Shrewd real estate men from Spik.nie^Falls. Seattle, Tacoma, Butt St. Haul and^other cities are picking op bargains dully,^and many Helena people are profiting by^the opportunities offered.
ProfessorKdward Hellis starts bis in w^classes in vocal music and voice culture on^Tuesday next.in the Helena business college^hall, commencing at I o'cha^k. 'I he open^^ing session will be devoted to a lecture on^acoustics, introducing music and the human^voice. Ki|^ rimeiits illustrative of the sub^^ject will lie performed.
Theopening exercises are free, and all^desiring a knowledge of the art uf reading^vocal music are cordially invited. A class^is also being organized at the depot. Music^by Professor Msy.
t'harliillc Thompson ('lose* hur Kugage-^^I (inning Attract Inns.
Asuccessful weeks' engagement was con^^cluded tiy Miss Charlotte Thompson and^company last evening. In the presentation^of ^Drifting Apart,^ Miss Thompaou again^showed her dramatic capabilities. It is one^of the la-st constructed mid most pleasing^plays of Miss Thompson's repertoire. All^ol t In mi i k's performances have Ismmi wit^nessed by gtaal audiences and the distin^^guished star and her company will he gladly^welcomed again by Helena theatre-goers.^s|.i.i. , mill ii,
Concerningthe Spider and Fly that will^be presented at Ming's opera house on Mou^day and Tuesday evenings an exchange^says:
Brightdialogue, clever people, showy^scenery, mirthful music and fetching cos^^tumes are the more important features^which will insure the success of Fraser A^Gill's slsi'tacular pantoiiiintquc burlesque,^the ^Spider and Flv.^ Soim of the scenes^are essentially in w and novel. Prominent^among them is a gymnasium interior with^its outfit of piles, iiars, ropes, sw ings, trap^^eze filings and other paraphernalia. A^dozen handsome girls are at their various^atheletic, gymnastic ami calistheiiic cut^cises. The picture presented oh the stage^in this scene is an entirely new and beauti^^ful one. Other scenes iu the ^Spider and^Fly,^ are a cash girl's entry and chorus, and^a railroad chorus, in which the gills are at^^tired to represent the conductors of the best^known local ami transcontinental lines.
The(irlnnier-Uin l^ torn pan v.^Joseph Grisiuer and Pin els- Davis, sup^^ported by an excellent company, will open^an engagement of four nights at Ming's^opera house on Wcdiusday evening. The^latest society melodrama, ^The Tigress.^^will be the iqiening attraction. The San^Francisco Chronicle says When au actor^buys two plays, and one proves a success.^In is fortunate. Mr. (irisnier came back^from New Yorkwith ^The Hiirglar^and^The^Tigress,^ and got two successes. His ^Count^(luido Burnt ti^ is an i iample of w hat a gisal^actor can do. The feature of the play is^Ph.els- Davis' ^Angela.^ This is the Is-st^acting part Miss Davis has ap|a^ared in^recently. She has the intensity and flash^of Jeffreys Lewis 111 her Is st days, and car^ries an idea of sincerity which Miss lawis^never did. Her scene at the end of tin pro^logue was strong, but in the third act there^is s still la tter exhibition of her dramatic^piwei.
Mikrr Itatikln Coming,
McKeeHanktn and Miss Nellie Bert, for^^merly lending lady at the California theatre^and a remarkably handsome ami charming^actress, will app-arat Ming's on Dec. '.land^Id. The Hunaway Wife,a successful domes^tic play, will be presented on both even^^ings The reputation of these stars insures^l-irgi audiences at both performances.
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IIWas W ell ^^!^^. rvral Ijud I veiling kf^Caledonian ^ tU% ul II.Is ( IIy.
Aclan of royal gisal fellows was present^at (lie Kt. Andrew's day banquet given by^the Ciileiloiiinn club at IheCrysfal restau^^rant last evening. Not nil of them could^trace their ancestry to Scotia's shores, but^all were in symiMithy with the spirit of the^occaaion. It was a most enjoyable sis-ial^event. From the overture of Finlay Mc^Kile's bag pi|^' lo the farewell song of Auld^Lang Sync it was an evening to In reuiein^l^ nd by all present. About sixty Scotch^^men and foreigneis attended. Among the^well-known guests were Major Magimiis.^Col. Sanders, Cnl. McCutchcnti, Lieutenant-^Governor Kickards and Senator Cornelius^Hedges. After a satisfactory supp-r had^Is* n dispised of Colonel Hot km, the toast^master, iqiened the literary programme with^a few appropriate introductory remarks,^bulge Klakc, who was i i|s'ctcd to make the^first response, was unavoidably detained^at Hozeniaii. lb, however, sent a let^^ter, which was read bv Col. McCutclieon,^anil loudly applauded by the audience.^Lieutenant Governor Kickards respuided^eloquently for the slate of Montana. He^said that Montana has a physique tola,^proud of. Walket Mat heson's toast was^^The day and all who honor it ^ His Re^^sponse was supplemented by a song called^lorkshire Sain, which brought forth loud^applause. After Mr. Dalles hud entertained^the audience with a song, Colonel Sanders^responded for ^ I he pioneers of Montana,^^In Ins usual happy way he spike eloquently^of the early heroes of the stall', closing^with a glowing tribute to the worth anil^grandeur of Scottish character. Major Ma-^gmnis uiaile a witty lind eloquent res|sinse^for ^Our Guests.^ Hon. I. D. McCutchcon^spoke for ^The Scot in America,^ referring^to the place of the Scot in history.^Hon. Cornelius Hedges, in responding,^for the pn ss said that after a week s exper^^ience in a legislature he was proud to Is- in^an assemblage with a quorum. After Hilly^Mc.Niuight had render a song Prof. Sniqison^responded gracefully for our Iwissies' Plia-r^Mi Cue warbled a stirring Scottish air from^his handsomely decorated pqs and the com^puny dispersed with it chorus of song.
Duringhis ri'sponseOil. McCutclieon read^the following pQOJl of the Pis t Lyle.
Ikinniewee sprig o' the deer purple heather,^lns.h frse Ilia ill Ian' my hi*art Io'hs sue wi^*l:
Twscrone** his* met when we'\e come tliagitheri^Auld love revived wi' a kins I niatin seal.
Yecome like a warlis-k, wi' ipieer thris-lits sur-
Vebuna tae no in-art laiuc syne sunnier dlM^Km life's aiigi) storms my young ilowins con^^found, d.
CWhenfreedom an' I run wild on the hrae^.
Hidenear nij heart: hraw son o' Ihn mountain.
lorhis sake whs sent ye. an' for yer aiu;^'lis* bhiid o' a s .,t niun In1 eatiid al the fonnlain
Whenhe can look on sic gift wi' disdain.
FrankF.sler, of Kozeman, is at the Grand^Central.
Attornev(ieiieral Haskell returned from^Gleudive yesterday.
Mrs.J. It. Hoyce. Sr.. left for New Vork^yesterday, via Llnon Paciti.
AllenMcDonnell, stqs rintendent of the^Inm Mountain mine is at the Cosmopolitan.
W.H. Palmer, of Hullo. W. V. Myers,^Tosten and I.. I , .III- n. ol Minneapolis,^are at the Grand Central.
C.W. Gorbaiu, of St. Paul, one of the^moat popular salesman of that city, is visit^^ing his customers in Helena.
rnlMinInsleail of m,,i
Cittor Mkiico, Nov. 9).^Poison, instead^of imsjiciiie, was given to a number of the^inmates of the Belein hospital Thursday^night. Four persons have died and several^are not expected to recover. A nurse and^two students in charge of the ward have^been arrested.
CAUGHTIIA FIRf TRAP.
SixLives Lost by the Burning; of^the Minneapolis Tribune^Building
TheFire Starts on the Third Floor,^Cutting off the Escape of^Many Mon.
N.^i-|,aper VI rllers. Telegraph OprraterS^anil I iii.i. i - the Vlrltms The^lliilldlnas CMKfMi Kuln.
MiNNrtiMMS,Nov. 91.^Fire was discover^^ed on the third fltsir of the Tribune build^^ing alsmt KM.ri to-night and a^sin the entire^building was w rap|^cd iu flames. On tbs^seventh Ihsir were situated many officios, the^Tribune staff of editors, reporter* and com^^positors, t number of employes in attempt^ing to caca|M' juni|Nd from the windows^and a number of lives were lost. At mid^^night seven bialies had b,. n taken out uf^the ruins.
At1 s. ut. the number of lives lost is over^half a dozen, and possibly ten or more. The^building is an eight-story one, ut the corner^of Fu st avenue and Fourth street. It was^occupied b] the Tribune. Tribune Stai^(evening edit ion of the I ill nine i Minneapo^^lis otiire of the Pioneer Press, and Fvening^Journal, besides a large nuiiilH r of other^offices. The Tribune editorial force is on^the seventh Moor andtheir composing MM^above it. On these two rhsirs there were^nearly a lllllidri d persons employed when^the fire broke out. Access In the building^is by way of an elevator. around^which a narrow and dark stairway^wound. At iiighl this stairway was the^only means of ingress or egress. The build^ing might Is* called a veritable fire trap,^and the danger to t hose haded I here lias^been old n commented upon. The fire^look, out on the thud Ihsir. aud soon those^on the nii|N'r llisirs were cutoff from the^ii.it The building was on the corner aud^the adjoining buildings were only one story^in height, so no uieaus of esctqs' was afford^ed III that direction. Tin Humes cut oil the^eaeajM of the Pioneer Press force on the^sixth thsir, as well as the Tribune folks on^the seventh and eighth. Reporter Humes,^of the Pioneer Press, had a narrow escape^from the building, and left behind Inm^Milton Pickett, assist aid city editor, and
oticof tlldesl men in the service of the
paper.Pickitt was lost in the burning^iiiiildiug. I he Tribune lon e suffered most,^they located Inghei up and had less warn^Ing of their danger.
JaiucrF. I^, night operator of the Asso
elatedPress, met with aaaddeath. He was^at work mi the seventh floor when the re^^port of the lire was received, and immedi^^ately nismd the key, stating the fact to^tbe bead office id Chicago, and asking for a^minute's time to investigate. Si sin he re^^turned to his laahpUMKt, ap|Mircntly II.itd^^ing be was sell , and fold t he sending opera-^lor Iu continue. In a moment he said be^would have lo skip, and found too late that^Ins escape was cut oil. He juiiiptsl from^tin seventh story window, anil was so badly^injared he died before reuching^t he hospital. He leave a family.
Oldman Pieice, a printer,^was also killed. One re port is that ten have^been killed, but up to midnight only six^lushes have been taken In.in the ruins,^which ^eM then falling in. I hose known^to be dead ure Assistant ('it v F.ditor Pick^^ett, W. K, Miles, agent of the Asaia'iatcd^Prists; James F. Ig'a. Assia'iated Press^op ratoi; John Olson, president of the Ver-^million, Dak., college; 1,11,1; i v, ('olwcll, Mc^Cutchcoii and Pierce, printers.
Anotherwhose name could not be learned^appealed at a window, and not seeing the^ladder the firemen were raising, aiipaiciilly^lost his senses, and.drawing a revolver from^Ins |ss ket, placed it to his head and tired,^falling backwards into the flumes. W. H.
Hooverand Tf H Tftlliam. thi latlM the
foremanof the conqsisiug risiiu, were taken^oil just in lime lo escape a cloud of tlauies^that am pt the window 111 which^thev were standing. Williams was^badly burned. Jimmy Kohl, a messenger^Isiy on the Tribune, is said to lai missing.^'The building I.aim.I with such rapidity^that tin occupants wi re envi liqs d in flumes^^md smoke almost before they were aware^of it. I lii .lity-live men working on the^seventh llooi made a dash in a body for the^stairway; forty made the run and got out;^the rest made a frantic efioit to get through^tin blinding smoke, and live of these were^cut off at the fourth floor and jumped to^the pavi ineiit. 'Three of them were badly^hurt and the oilier two were killed.
Agenerul alarm was turned in and the^engines in the city respuided to the call,^lie imprisoned prinleis gathered at the^windows ill the south end and shrieked^wildly and despairingly for aid. ^Hurry^the ladders, for God's sake,^ was shrieked^with all the vehemence ami piwer that an-^guislnii downs in |a-ril of then lives could^muster. A vast crowd from the oppisite^side, viewing the fire, shouted words of^ciioourageineiil to the men iu their^strenuous endeavors to hurry them^up, 'The long ladders seemed to move uput^a snail's pace, but they finally rested in po^^sition and the crowd began to descend, i he^tlauies were making steady encroachments^in the corner where the frightened men had^huddled. Life nets were brought, and some^were saved by this means. The entire build^ing is a mass of ruins.
'Ihe Tribune building was live yours old,^a brick structure, and valued at |slO(l,(^UI.^'The loss will probably reach a million dol^^lars; insurance not ascertained.
Atthe morgue are live bodies, that of^1'IoIhss.iI ^ llsen being enclosed in a plain
pinecollin. (In the il are the bodies of
JerryJcnkinson, a compositor on the Tri^^bune, a young man who was shortly to be^married. BMW him are two htaJlcs so^bloated and burned, with the hlisid^still oozing from their wounds, that^they have not la-en recogni/.eil. On two^tables are the co|mcs of Kobcd McCutcheou,^a compisitor, and Milton Pickett, a re-^porter on the Pioneer Press. Jcnkinson^endeavored to make his escape on the^heavy telegraph wire,. He clambered^down a short way but was unable to H tail^his hold, and was obliged to drop t I ti e^ground. When picked up he was di ad.^McCutclieon, a big heavy lunu,^iuiiqs d and was instantly killed. Ji n.es^r. Igoe, assisted press open.for,^made vain endeavors to escape by coming^down the wires. He had descended until^within about fifty feet of the ground, when^he was compelled to I nisen his bold i d^died while being conveyed to the hospital.^He leaves a wife and family.
Ac.iipie of bialies remain unidentified.^One or two men, suppised to be dead,turned^up alive. There were doubtless several more^people at work in other parta of the build^^ing, and it is feared several of these did not^escape. Several persons suffered inju ns^from burns. It is feared now, at 2:91a. m^^the number of dead will reach fifteen, and^) [.erhaps more.