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HELENA. MONTANA. SATURDAY MOftNIMO. DLCLMBEH 8 1884.
DAYIN THE HOUSE.
Today tlie Napoleonic crait^in tin- l ulled Stales roaches its^climax in New York.
Tiierewill be a formal recep-^*i'^ti of relics of the Kmperor^brought from Paris by Richard^Watson (Jildcr, Cornelius Van-^tlerbili, the Smithsonian Institu-^tion and the American Histori^^cal Society. The collection,^which is the latest ever made,^will not be kept together, but^Bent all over the United States,^'ts estimated value is $ 1,000.000.
Ofpre-eminence in Clothing re^^tailing would not be worth the^paper they were printed on^all^our advertising would be waste^of money^if back of it all were^not the largest, the best, and the^most complete stock of Clothing^and Furnishing Goods that Mon^^tana ever saw. You know us by^reputation, perhaps^but have^you ever dealt with us^or ever^wondered why we were the fore^^most clothiers of the west: Think^it over^and we think we'll be^better acquainted after a while.
Thestocks of Overcoats and^ofClothing, replenished by con^^stant shipments, are unusually^complete for this time of year.^You can fad just what you want^^if you want the best in the^market^now, maybe you can't^later.
l'Vwclothiers attach as much^importance to the proper clothing^of Hoys and Children as we.^This has always been a strong^point with us^and increased fa^^cilities for buying^make it at^this time stronger than ever,^(iood material, good making, are^really more important in Uoys'^Clothing than in Men's, for the^wear is more severe. Our cloth^^ing is made with special care for^the hard service it is likely to get.
Nothingin Gent's Furnishings^worth having that is not to be^had here -we set the pace.
Knoxand Stetson^want any^better sort of hats, Mr. Man
VenerableMr. Crow, of Pennsylvania, Op-^poMt the Currency Scheme ot^Secretary Carlisle.
OFFORESTS AND TIMBER THIEVES.
FurtherDiscussion of the Railroad Pooling^Bill-Other Nows of the National^Capital.
Washington,Dec. 7.^At the opening^of tin- session of the house to-day, on^motion of Martin, democrat, of Indiana,^the order for a nlKht session this even^^ing to consider private |miis|.,ii 1.111m whs^vacated. The commit lee on hanking^and currency wan Riven leave to Hit^during the sessions of the house. The^hoiine went Into committee of the w hole^to consider the president's message.^WIlHon. of Went Virginia, moved that^the committee of the whole !^^ gjg.^chained from coiiHlderutl ^n of tin men^sage, and Hs varloua parts referred to^standing committees having Jurisdic^^tion.
rirow.republican, of Pennsylvania, In^accordance with the notice previously^given, addressed himself to the hankitiK^scheme pi oinu Igu l^sl In the president s^message II,. mild he believed the law^should remain exactly as It Is, except^that banks be allowed to deposit money^us well as tmnds for circulation, and^take out 1110 on every tint) in money de^^posited, and circulation up to par value^of bonds. State banks, he believed,^should have the same rights of issue,^with the same liability to the govern-^ment, together with personal liability^^f stockholders. The motion of Wilson^was then agreed to.
Inthe morning hour Mcltae, from the^committee 01, public lands, called up the^bill to protect forest reservation.^Wells, democrat, of Wisconsin,^the bill In every feature. The attempt^to drive this bill through under whip^and spur sm,.lied^he would pay sav^^ored, If he did not have such high re-^spect for the chalrmnn of the public^lands 1 ommlttee^of boodle. It was^said the forestry association was be^^hind this bill. There was another asso^^ciation behind II, which had Its origin^In Maine fifty years ago, and bad now^extended to the Pacific alone. It was^an association of timber thieves and^lund sharks. If the timber thieves^were allowed to go Into tb,. public for^^est they would bribe agents of the In^^terior department and destroy them.^Pine land thieves in Michigan and Wis^^consin, he declared excitedly, had^grown rich on plunder ami then bought^Heals both In the house and the otlur.^He challenged any advocate of the bill^to show a Une in it designed to protect^public forests.
WhenWells took his Mkt, Chairman^Mcltae Indignantly denied that there^w-as any land ring or association be^^hind the hill. He had assumed the re-^sislMllty for the bill, and If the gen^^tleman from Wisconsin knew of any^hidden power behind It, he would vleld^time for him to make known Us nature.
Isaid before,^ replied Wells holly.^^I believe In your honesty, but the gen^^tleman Is green In the lumber business,^and I believe the gentleman is being^deotved and made a tool.
Imuy be green In the lumber busi^^ness,^ returned Mcltae, ^but I take^pride In the fad that I represent one^of the largest timber sections of the^country. My state, however, Is not af-^le.-tcd by this bill. There Is 110 Inter^^est behind the bill save such kg ought^to Inspire every patriotic American^^the protection of forests from devastat^^ing tires and timber thieves.
Aftersome further debate', in gODOTd-^ance with the terms of the special or^^der, the railroad 1ling hill was ta^^ken up. Uartlett. democrat, of New^York, addressed the house In favor of^the measure, arguing In support of le^^gitimate and legal pooling. It Is urged^that the granting of pooling privileges^would be an enlargement of the privi^^leges of railways. It would simply be^a restoration of that freedom of en-^tract to which they were Mtitled by^the common law before the Interstate^commerce act robbed them. The rail^^way companies were entitled to enn-^ruct their properties at a fair profit.
Mr.Hynum opposed that section of^the bill which allowed railroads to ap^peal from a decision of the commission,^revoking 1ling orders. The commis^^sion should have absolute control, if
poolingprivileges Were to be pel mil led.
butbe opposed any bill authorising
pooling.Pooling subverted the doc^^trine of competition and lie denied the^right of the government to Interfere^with free and fair competition. The
protectionof society from extortion
restedon competition, and he offered^an amendim'iit with which he wanted^to test the sense of the house, t'nless^one principle was to exist for other^corporations and one for railroads, rail-^load rates should be calculated on the^present actual value of the railroad.^The amendment was as follows: ^In^determining the reasonableness of rates,^the commission shall allow profits only^on the cost of producing roads and roll^^ing stock at the present time, regard^^less of the original cost, regardless of^thcamnunt of indebtedness, ami regard^^less of the amount of capital stock Is^^sued, Whether real or fictitious.^ Mr.^Ilynum was applauded when be Mu^^lshed.
MrNorlhway also antagonized the^measure. Wise, chairman of the Inter^^state commerce committee, supported^the bill. Al ii O'clock the house ad^^join m il until III gatSIOW
SomeThink the Eckles Plan Has Advantages^Over That of Carlisle.
Washington,Deo. 7.^Carlisle's plan^of currency reform Is mutually altiact-^Ing great attention in and out of con^^gress. While Carlisle's plan Is favor^^ably commented upon by many proml^nent numbers ol both houses, there^are others who argue that the plan
proposedby Coogptr oiler Boklea, in his
annualreport, has superior merit, and^when thoroughly understood will meet^with general approval. A prominent^senator, who Is recognlr.ed as an author^Ity on llnanclal matters, explained to a^icprcMcntalve of the Associated Press^his views.
Hesaid ^As a plan for relieving the^general government from the burden^and charge loi redeeming t'nlted Slates^notes, It would, according to the acre^lary'a estimate, result In securing the^lempoliiry deposit of f.'.'.IMHl.lHNI or these^notes with the government, if the mi^I tonal and State banks now In existence^should take out circulation to the full^amount proposed.
Letus see how this result MUM be^arrived at At present the capital of^all the national banks III existence la
aboutJi;r,veiin,iH,a If to this Is added^IMH.lHXl.ouo, as the capital of slab- banks^availing themselves of the privilege, u^total capital of $1,000,0(111,000 Would be^had as a basis upon which to hism 1 111^rsnoy, Assuming that all the banks^possessing this capital Issued currency^up to the full limit of Tl per cent., we^will have an Issue of bank currency to^UM amount of |Tt0.000,000 Against this,^hgnl lenders to the amount of 110 per^cent, ,,f circulation must be deposited,^or $LVr,,flui),0on. Add bunk notes Issued,^17r^0,i*i0,U00, less the national bank cur^^rency retired, $172,000.iHM; legal t^ nilei s^deposited and withdrawn from clrculu-^tlon, triu.MNJ.ISSI; tOtgl, Htt,M0,0Ot, Net^Im lease in circulation. ^^^,.:.mid.iwii.
Takinga bank with 1100,000 capital,^the comptroller's plan appears lo re^^quire that (be bank deposit with tic^treasury IM.tlOO In Culled Staes notes^or legal tenders (for cancellation) In^exchange for w lib h II w ill Immediately^reclve jr.u.WMi In bank notes for current^redemption of bank notes of this rdass,^upon failure or Ibiuldatlon of the bunk.^This feature, therefore, Is u^ Ither ex-^pausloii nor contraction of luumy.^simply the exchange of one kind of^currency for another, |,ut for the pur^^pose and with the effort of entirely re^^lieving tin- government of the burden^and cost of current redemption during^the existence of the bank lee,lying^and issuing the same
UnderIbis branch of the conpttol-^ler's plan, with the present cap tal of^national hanks, viz, I6BH.000.000, MM,-^ooo.wst of legal tenders would Isasne*^diately be retired and withdrawn from^the possibility of being redeemed In^gold by the general government, while^the banking capital of II.iHiO.OOO.Oao^would ser%e us a hauls for retiring the^entire Issue both of I'll!led States nob s^and Sherman act noles, amounting to^^gether to about I'.is iKHi.iKKi. While un^^der the secretary's plan a capital of
Jl^would effect the will, liavv-
al,according to his own estimate, of^only $J.'^,.ihmi Should the hank notes^Issued against legal tenders be made^available for lawful money reserve^against deposits, as they are now legal^lenders, this would opeiate to withhold^them from ^,,( by the banks
Aprogramme f,,r the speedy consid^^eration of the llnanclal plan proposed^by the president and Secretary Carlisle^was arranged by the house committee^011 banking and currency to-day. Three^resolutions were passed. The flrpt spe^^cifies that Secretary Carlisle and Comp^^troller of the Currency Kckcla be In^^vited before the committee at 10 a. m.^Monday, and the hearing close Satur^^day. Dec. 15. Tiie sentiment among^democrats was for proceeding us fast^as possible and reporting a bill before^the holiday recess. The second resolu^^tion authorized chairman Bprlugi I to^Invite the members of the committee^next week lo give their views It was^carried, although Walker and Johnson,^republicans, opposed it. The third res^^olution adopted authorizes n cull of the^committee al any time, and makes five^a quorum. This Is to prevent delay In^the speedy presentation of a bill. The^meeting disclosed that there will I ^^ no^factions opposition from republicans^toward getting a bill before the house.
Washington.Dec. 7 ^The long de^^layed Chinese treaty has at last arrived^in W ashington. Thix uftenxwn Hecr, -^lary Oresham nnd Yang Yn. Ohlnese^Minister, exchanged final ratifications,^and nothing now remains to be done but^to promulgate the treaty.
Mr.Jeweft Will Represent.
Washington,Dec. 7.^President Cleve^^land has appointed an American dele^^gate to accompany the Turkish com^^mittee to inquire into Armenian out^^rages. Mllo A. Jewett, Cnitcd Stabs^consul at Slvus, has been selected us^representative of this government.
HEli his nil. (iii.
Whata Newspaper Man Thinks of Montana's^Capital.
I..H. Stover, the bright young news^^paper man of Fargo who stopped off^at Helena while on his way to Califor^^nia, left for the const yesterday. W hile^here he was shown mound the city.^I.Ike everyone else who sees Helena for^the llrst time, he was very much sur^^prised at the magnificent business^blocks and palatial lesideiices of the^capital city. He was taken up to the^dock tower In the county building,^whence a line view of the city may be^had on any pleasant day.
Ihad read much about Helena be^^ing an Important mining center,^ he^said while on the tower. ^I had Imag^^ined It a big town, a mining camp,^with a restless, energetic, though^changing class of citizens; but I never^supposed It was the lovely and substan^^tial metropolis It Is. The City has busi^^ness blocks and residences that would^be a credit to uny city, no matter low^great its size. I tun suiprised at the^pal inn mill otantotar of the buildings
allover town: there are a remarkable^number of stone and brick .structures,^the most I think I ever saw in a city^of this size Frame buildings sent to^be In a gleat minority here. Then, too.^Its surroundings ate beautiful. They^are particularly Interesting t ^ me as^the country about my home Is decidedly^Mat, yuu know
/il Till school BOAMD,
StrongEndorsement of Arthur O'Brien's^Perfect Water Closet.
Thefollcwlng voluniaiy tostpivci.il^ol the merits of it Helena InvntiOB Is^nlgn prool of the excellence of thai^household il''. h e:
Helena.Mont . Dec. 7, UN.-*Arthur^^)' Hrlcn. SOS)., Hcl, na, Mont. Dear Sit :^It Is now nearly three years since we^had you place l.i the Hawthorn
s,l1 building sixteen of your
O'Brienperfsol water closet fix^^tures, inning this lime tliete has^been iicarl) :ioo children In reg^^ular attendance, subjecting the cl.s^ets lo OMltS ii severe test Not one wold^of BOM plain I has been lodged against^these closets, and not one cent has been^pa|d to keep them iii order, They ale^absolutely clean, and the ventilation^perfect. We unhesitatingly pro^^nounce ^The Million Perfect^Wilier Closet^ the best water^closet ever used In UlS Helena^public schools, and so far as our expel!^cin e goes the most desirable closet for^public bnil,Hugs.
jrttKD^; v.MKit. Chairman,
f.W KM.IS. I'h ik
Cen.Booth in Missouri.
Kansas I'lly. 1 7 Hen William
Hootband hi^ retinue ^f Salvationists ar^^rived in this city lids nun nlng. They were^niei al lbs depot by an enthusiastic band^of :(^) or more local Salvationist*, who.
Ii|, ,| bv a In ass bund, escorted the
arti'^ Ibatf hotel Al Um auditorium^this afternoon, and again this evetunc.^lien, booth uddressed several thousand^l^ ,,|,|e gad was most hesrlllv received.
(bilhrle.^^. T.. Dee 7. I.ate last iiliiil^four men called at the home of King^lliin. In the Sac and Ko^ einnili v, an I^riddled him with bullets when lie an^asvered their knock al the door, The) then^tiled Ids home and cseapevi.
lilSPLAN OF RELIEF.
AMoney and Currency Scheme Proposod by^Banker William P. St. John, of^New York.
IT PROVIDES FOR FREE COINAGE.
CoinCertificates to Be Issued, If Desired;^Also Loaned on Interest Bearing^Bonds.
NewYork, Dec. 7.^Al a meeting last^night of the chamber of commerce. Win.^I*. St John, president of the Men gatUt^National bunk, said il was officially pro^^posed that congress provide a prolll to^the bunks on bank nob s by the scheme
ofsurrendering a prolll of :^. ^^*^ a
yearIn tin people al huge In l ulled^Wales notes. He chunietcrlzed the^seiieine as pi',-|Histemus, and submitted^the following plan of relief: til Ton^gress to remove from our slandurd sil^^ver dollar, 41;:.', grains, nine tenths tine,^Ihe single restriction of Its legal temb i^function end provide unlimited coinage^for sib tt Into this dollar, on terms pre^^scribed for gold. \i) issue to depos^^itors gold and silver at the mint, if they^prefer, Instead of the coin to w hich lin y^an- entitled, coin certificates redeem^able on demund. lte,|ulre Meagg coin^certiltrates to be redeemed in gold or^allver coin al the convenience of the^UnMed Slates. To authorize the secre^^tary of the treasury In his dlaergteM^to radjaed them on request In slandurd^bars of gold or silver. 0) Anticl^^ine depositors of gold coin und sliver^colli to receive tile proposed colli certl-^ricatcs tin rcfor, and forbid all further^issuing of gold certificates, silver certi^^ficates and treasury notes of JK90.^H^ i'ntll bimetallism Is a real^ucblcveuieiii under this set. require^that all gold and silver for which coin^certificates are Issued be received ill^coin und standard bars for their re^^demption, except us next suggested.^(5) Authorize the secretary. In his^discretion, und under regulations pre-^scribed by him. to dln-ct the tieasun i^of the l ulled Stales to receive interest^bearing bonds of the t'nlted States,^duly hypothecated to the treasurer, and^issue thciisin the same amounts of pro^^posed cob, certificates as loans: the rate^of interest on these to be at the rate^of Interest to be on the hypothecated^bonds. J.lmlt tills ^emergency Issue of^coin certificates^ by the requirement^that l he aggregate of coin und standard^bars reserved for their redemption shall^not be less at any time Uihii W) per c ut^of the aggregate sum of all coin wrtl-^llcab s outstanding. It Is explained^that this linul provision would be uvall-^ed of in an emergency for these reasons:^First, That owners of bonds would not^ace, pt long lime loans ul a loss of all^Intejvest In their Investment; second,^Horrowerw of 4 per cent and .^, per cent^United Stales bonds, hin d to hypothe^^cate for such loans, should appear when^only a real emergency made high rates^for money In market.
Ifh money market panic threatened^t.ie proposed enactment, with shurp^contraction of our aggregate of money,^our final provision yyould empower the^secretary of the treasury to issue JilOO.-
ooo.oooof t'nlted states coin certificates
agalnslsilver coin und bullion now in^the treasury und loan 4hem ut I per^cent and 5 per cent per annum against^t'nlted States Internet bearing bonds.
Ifa lack of engraved coin certifi^^cates threaten the secretary's Immedi^^ate convenience. I suggest that a bond^Issue equalling the recent Issue of inter^^est bearing Is,mis w III Immediately sub^^stitute sliver certificates: therefor.
Theproposition and remarks were rc-^c,^lved without objection and tiled with^^out action. The chamber adopted reso^^lutions adverse to any further tariff^legislation, on the ground thai con,II^in ns should be allowed to become set^^tled.
Spislnl to The Independent.
Illllugs.Dec. 7.^A stabbing affray^took place here this afternoon. In John^Hums' saloon. Hums and a man mimed^Frank Mcliownii got into a dispute oyer^a game of cards. The men came to^blows, when McCiiHvan drew a knife^and stabbed Hums several times. In-
iiiciing ugly, but not dangerous,
wounds,on one band, in the head and^In tin- back. McCowun fled, but was^soon captured by Deputy Sheriff II. M.^Ramsey,
Newscame from Columbus that a^serious shooting affray occurred at^Hut, her creek yesterday. A sheep^herder named Chris Jensen was shot^In tin- head by another herder and prob^^ably fatally wounded.
Aparty of Omaha Jobbers, twenty-^tlvc in number, were here to-day. The^part) ennie by way of the It \- M., in^special Pullman, and represent most of^the Important wholesale houses of^tiniahu. They were In charge of Alien^It Smith, assistant general freight^agent of the BuriiniltoaV The visitors^were banquet! d at the Club this even^^ing by our citizens. They left here 0S|^tlnir return trip at II o clock.
Wreckedat the Transfer.
Alimit Northern freight train which^was coining over the Northern I'aclllc^trucks fiom llulte was Wreaked at the^transfer at n lute hour Thursday night.
Thecause ot the aocldenl was an open
switch.The Haiti was a double header.^As It was Is-lng backed onto the Mon-^latin Central tracks, Ihe tender of the^Brat, or rent, engine, struck the switch.^Bnglneer Rrtckson, on Ihe rear engine
whistledto Bngineer Den*. ^^n the
otherengine, for luakes. Ilefoie the^train could be slopped the engine, ca^^boose and two Hal cars had followed^Into the open switch and Were plied^up In a mass. The engine lutucl over^on Its side and the caboose and Hals^vv.ie thrown across the trgCgS, Kn-^gtneer Krickaon and hi* IfMMI Jumped^and landed without injury
Washlnglon. Dec. T The In ggteTI id^^paitmciit has rcclved such figure* In^gold priMluclloti during Ihe calendar
v^ IXM4 as wiirtnnis the belief that It
willapproximate 141..'^^'. distributed
a-Pillows Colorado, lll.tTMeg; Mon^^tana. M.eTMM; Wu*^. WkW^to, ma. ii,7(0,0M; total for the tour^stab s. liii.Kio.tHKi The Increase tor in*^tour state* during Hi^ calendar year I*^17 000,000. The production of all other^state* and territories. ^i:l.ir.o.i^m. total^production. |4:l.iiiki.ana
Riddledby While Caps.
Springfield.Ky.. Dec, 7^Two masked^men foread an entrance into the house^,,l Thomas Kdtngi .n early Ibis morn^^ing and. In the pilMRM of his wife^and live children, 'hoi him dead Kd
lugtoiihad bte^ airsgavgaty warned
bvwhite vapH uboul utilising his lum-^lly.
AMurder Mystery in Chicago of Unusual^Atrocity.
iilnigo, I i. e 7. The chopped and^hacked body of a man was discovered^lo-day In a shipping (use, In an alley^between Sixty third and Hlxly-fourth^streets. The ls^1y apparently had been^' irt to Pi. and shipped fiom a distant^point. Ties head was not badly mu^^tilated and lb,, police hope for the
kdentlScutlojiof the e ii^ which
tiavebeen plsced In the south side^morgue. The box was marked ^O. 1'.^Peterson,^ numbered ^Z.162^ ami^stamped ^made In Fnni'c.^ Ti^other marks Were found, but they had^been carefully dlsliguied. making them^unreadable. The doCtOCI said the man^could not have been dead more I ban^two days, and II was thought ilu l-'ien h^shipping rase was used to divert sus^^picion.
Withthe body were found clippings^ol a carpet, which were Identllled as^buying Dome fi^in the Pullman palace^car shops, the clippings Hppaiently huv-^Ing been used us packing for the bod)^In Hi,- i use wus found a torn hit of^paper bearing tie- addles*, ^It V. Titus,
17 West hifty-scveiilh street ^ A por^^tion of the letter was also found, but^Its contents the police refused In make
Thepolice advance the theory that^the man wus murdered In the vicinity^of Chicago and linn boxed for ship^^ment but the principals, fearing dis^^cover), abandoned the plan, and threw^the case Into the alley while on the wuy^b, il,e railway station.
Tinshipping case beard ^^ French
stamp.Indicating that It was ihlpped^from France. The body Is that of a^m.in about 4n years old, of refitted ap-^pearunce. Tin- heud Is put th ul.ii I y^bald, the face clean shaven, except for^u long blonde mustache. In lie i sjaa^Ogre fully wrapped in paper wu* found^u loi k of drk. flue hair, evidently that^of a woiiuiii. Tile polite liave no clue*.
Lutethis afternoon the body was^Identllled as that of A. D. Hai lies, cus^^todian of the Hiawatha building ut
Thirtynaves)th street. The i,ienti-
llcutlonwas made by tin employe.^Hums was the proprietor of several^news, hook and Ii mi stands, and had^been recently divorced from his wife,^with whom In- hud much trouble.
DMLMWMMTB in: tn.
TheFamous Engineer Passes Away, Aged^89 Years.
r.nis, Dec. 7.^Ferdinand DcLesseps^is dead.
FerdinandDeI.esseps was born at^Versailles in ISO.^,, the son of Jean Ber^^lin lend, Itaron Dsl^-sseps. When^twenty years old he was appointed at^^tache to the French consulate at I.In^^born He was afterward engaged In the^commercial department ol the minis^^ter of foreign affairs. In WW he was^alia, ha to the consul general at Tunis,^and in UM was made consul to Alex^^andria. In his thirty-fifth year he was^made consul at llotterdam. and in 1X:HI^negotiated In behalf of the French com^^merce fifth the Spanish government.^The same year he was transferred to^the cunsulate at BaroetosSa. In 1S44 h^^returned again to Alexandria, but was^speedily nppaulnted to be the French^minister to the court of Madrid.
Inthe last days of the n lgn or I^iuls^I'hllllppe, he returned to Paris after the^revolution (1S4S) In which that monarch^fell, and was sent by the republican^government to represent France at^Home, then under u government headed^by Mazzinl.
Hiscommission to negotiate for the^construction of the Suez canal was^given In I*!i4. but not until 1 sr.fi was the^Compugnie Internationale formed for^this pur pone His work on this great^project made him the foremost civil^engineer of the world. It was he who^staib d the Panama canal und BUpciin-^tcnd-sl that vast scheme until lis col^^lapse. In the scandals growing out of^It, he was among thos who were charged^with embezzlement, but the fact was^carefully kept from him, owing to his^ill health, and by official decree all^, lunges against him were dismissed.^For a year he has been confined to bis^bed and his death has been expected at^almost any time during that period.
TheFine Weather That Helena Is Experi^^encing at This Time.
Tomany people who retired early^Thursday night the light fall of snow^seen yesterday morning was something^of a surprise. Many thought ^winter^Is now upon us,^ and went out arrayed^in their heaviest coats and arctic over^^shoes. This somewhat hasty move^llo v soon ie^rirtetV for under the In-^fluein e nf th^ warm sunshln tic MOW^speedily dl*uppeuii^d, and the lay was
notthareoid nor stormy. Terterdny^sygi a perfect day m every real
ItIs no WOndof people whi have
plannedto sp^ni the winter in Ca'ifor-^nta buy delayed tic Ir departure tor
Ike most pari antfl a mouth or M
Therecap be no fliu^r weather In any^cttme ti an Montana hai bus far rg*^w,^an led IMa full and winter.
Scattlv,W ash . Dec. 7 A bill of sale^of the Seattle Telegraph to the I'ost-^Intelllgciiccr was tiled with the auditor^to day. The com Ideralton Is specified^us ^il and other valuable consider^^ations ^ The l'ost-lnlelllgencer nssium -i^a debt Of II0.JS3 on the Telegraph's
typesetting^vachtnee, otherwise the
Telegraphis to be delivered free of nil^Incumbrances. The Post Intelllgenoer
agreeslo carry out the Telegraph's city^printing and advertising contnicisusfur^as possible. A mortgage was also tiled^to day by the I'ost-liitclltgclicer for^1100,000 to Jac ib PUrth, a banker, us^trust,, on Ihe Cost intelligencer and^Telegraph plains The Fost lntelll-^gencer will Issue bonds for IWO.iski Pub^^lication oi the Telegraph win case.
ARight Cood Fight.
rjathrte,0, T- !^^^' ^ Tw^^maimed tor life, and two badly wounded
Isihe result of a pit. hcl battle lOMghl
betweenAba and Ragle, and itaried by
a number Of drunken I'eWdli ^ .lames
it,ownrtaakBrawn. J. K Knight, t^haa.
IKtChen Sam Weaoetl Sad a man called
une Eyed Taylor,^ while coming basse^drusvk, n*l lam Cieuheie, deputy saershal,
^,iti rangers, en route to Aivu.
Withoutpre vocation ^r a mom. ni ^ , p
lugthe drunken gSM Opened lbn the
stbeiparty- A ^^^'r^' toaflnde followed,^laattUg several minutes. Kitchen and^jiime* Brawn wore tilted eutrlght,
// /r.s(^\ i/.
S.A. BaWtl hus rrlurni'd from a hunt-^Iiik Hi|^-
Mrs.Ii, el ge S. I toy I. wife of CBpl. I lev t.^,1 Ihe qiiarterillttSlel * ^le|^in 1 lil' lll of SM^aimy. has retuinevl fiom a Irli) east.
W.It. Itodgers. county nttOmet 1r
l,,lge. und Joint representative el Mis^^soula mid I'eer I.oiIkc. la In the city.
I.vinanSh.iwoivl. who has been in the^Ureal Northern express office In this city^f,,r some lime, has accepted a position^w tt Ii an express , oinpmiy at Austin. Minn ,^and will leave to-day for his new loca^^tion.
ACard on the Subject of the Hershfiold An*^nulment Case From Mr. L. H.^Hershfield.
DISCUSSINGTHE TRIAL AT FARC0.
Alsothe Comment of a Fargo Ncwspapel^on the Decision-An Interview^With Aaron.
ToThe Indi pi ndent.^There an; two sides to every story.
'Henl Anion 111 .-till, 1,1 annulment
caseis no exception p, tins universal^nil-. Th, del. nduiit, Mis. D.-II lb,gun^lleishlleld, and oihers hay- spr-ud^broudcust through the press a tissue^of perverted stuteuieiits which have^gullied cied.-nce with a certain class (if^prejudiced persons. I'p to this time Ihe^undersigned nnd his wife huve uialn-^t lined a dignified sllelu e In the fa, e ,,f^uiiparal|, |*,i villiII. ;^ti^,n und vllilpei-^atlon. They believed ihat. the |,,nB^years they have spent in Montana
wouldprove th,. ,,nly msauiy refulu-
tlonof the visibly inalliiuus and buse^^ll ss falsltu ul Ions of an unknown wo^^man, coming In,in no one knows where,^D wus, however, against my wife, pUi-^Hi ulaiiy, that the venomous malice of^this woman was directed. Neverthe-^less, my wife terls sum- that the citi^^zens and friends who have known beg^for tw.nt) bv,- je.us, wjth many of^whom she shared the vicissitudes of^l''^ir days, will consider these slan^^derous ulteiunces as the outpourings of^tt vindictive und malicious heart, lint^as we realise that our defanieia are^se-klng to misconstrue any dignified^silence unto a la, k of defense, we feel^tilled upon to make a statement.. In^Ihe tliut place there was gross and wan-^lon prevarication of ihe truth In all^the outside new-paper icporls of the^urt proceedings ^t Fargo. In fact,^the Associated Press representative has^been given a leave of absence and Is^superseded by Mr. ^'. A. l.ounsb*rry.^These palpable mlarcprcscntutlons were^engineered by the defendant's Furgn at^^torneys. Not only were the truthful,^unvarnished reports of the court pro^^ceedings not given, but testimony^which the presiding jud^e ruled out as^Irrelevant and not bearing on the cuso^was ingeniously and unscrupulously^woven Into the accounts of the proceed^^ings to poison the public mind. More^^over, my brother's witnesses were In^^timidated: some weie debarred from^entering the court room by means of^threats; others were hounded fur giving^their testimony.
Inthese wanton fabrications, which^have been so zealously spread abroad^by the defendant's adherents, much^siiess has been laid upon ihe excite^^ment against my brother and his con^^nections. This feeling, truthfully sifted^to the but loin, resolves Itself Into a^maliciously Incited race prejudice. Thn^defendant and her followers harped con^^tinually on the strings of religious dif^^ference and excited the heated feeling^such discussions inevitably arouse. In^truth the closing address of one of the^defendant's attorneys sounded more^like u philippic In an uttti-semetlc cru^^sade than tin- finui argument In a^marriage annulment case.
Mmh hue und cry bus been raised by^the reported attempts to blacken th^^defendant's character. The defendant,^by her own testimony, made such at^^tempts unnecessary. On the stand^she effaced the picture of a simple,^guileless, unsophisticated maiden,^blindly led Into temptation by an ab^^sorbing love. In Its place she revealed^a woman of live ami twenty (according^to her marriage certificate! with mature^experience in the wiles of the world.
TheFargo Argus Discusses the Case of the
Fai go A i Til^. l^ei 1
TheForum undertakes to criticise thft^Argus' levlew of the Hershfield case,^und styles some of Its conclusions as^misfits.
TheForum article states that ^A mo^^tion being made to strike out the An-^dctaon t, siliuony was overruled and^I ^i veicaux's slatepn nt continued An-^det. on, and In addition there was Clerk
BaileyI ooaftrsnatory testimony. Not
aStategsenl made t^^ a witness for the^phi mini w as i itttradlcted and not one^witness Impeached and no testimony^was ruled out
Therewas much testimony collateral^to the mum irsue retlecilng on the char^^acter of the wife The court did not^rule out any of this, but In making hie^ili Isioii did led take it into considera^^tion. 0O0fining his decision to the two^main propositions, vis:
rtrslWas Auron Hershfield obliged^t i Marry defcudanl under duress'.^ iin^^court held that the evidence was not^sufficient to, stablisli ili.it point, though^It was clear that two men were at tho^door, sustaining plaintiff to that ex^^tent, In his allegation Unit they coni-^pi II nl bun lo marry the defendant.
Second Was Aaloll lleishlleld so
uliengedtrees, hi* forsneff acef us to bo
Irresponsibleand Incapable of con^^tracting in.linage ' The court held that^whll^ |,e believed bun a changed rtiaii,^he old not regard linn changed to such^ail extent that he should be relieved of^responsibility for his act In this matter^and M denied g deer, c annulling Hie^Ins pi lags.
Theoilur ma I lei s related hugely to^questions affecting tho credibility of^Hie defendant's statements and Vein
notpugged upon b^ tlmrt except to
sayHint he did let ,ate to point out^what statements or what evidence haj
regardedunworthy of credit. Thie^etateenenl is on lied out by ihe stute-^meni in the eastern papers that th
Jtlclgeheld that Ihe evidence trefh ctlng
onher character) was guworthy ,-r
cI edit, lb did not SO stale.
Relatingto the Baa's, review ,,r th*^testlmoay, Mr. Auron KerahlaM .aye:
ibeg to suv that there was no Inter-^tllCISMI by Mrs. I.. II. lleishlleld, but,^on the control y, my slater was kindness^Itself. Sin- Il a hoi) whose heart and^soul Is wrapped up III her family and^le i |bUdun She Is charitable, and mi
questionof rellgioni ever Interfered]
withher gI deeds, us all will tewiily
whoknow he, Mv sister never Intei-^feinl. on the contrary. 1 told the defen-^i mi before and after tha marriage cer^^emony, even froIH the very beginning.^Hint I could not. and would not, live^with bet
MrsI. II lleishlleld w.is not tho^^uiise of our Mgagreeinent, It wus or^^iginal Willi He- dafeiidulil. and h'T^gtadaaeaute to the contrary are as erro.^n.siu. as all the other fulso chur^es In^the Sun are erroneous
^WhileI lo not cnie to tI or seek
todispel the many false uc( use-tioua^made b) Isilster up Ihe defendant's^^iittcMnalhins, I ask the public to extend
ympathyto one who has be^U unfor-