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VOL, XXXV.-NO. 289. HELENA, MONTANA. SATURDAY MORNINO, DECEMBER 8 1894. PRICE MIE. C0NT!
TO-DAY the Napoleonic crase
In the United States reaches its
climax in New York.
There will be a formal recep.
tion of relics of the Emperor
brought from Paris by Richard
Watson Gilder, Cornelius Van.
derbilt, the Smithsonian Institt.
tion and the American Historl.
cal Society. The collection,
which is the largest ever made,
will not be kept together, but
sent all over the United States.
'ts estimated value is $s,oeo.ooe
Of pre-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 1Rfmere
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.
The stocks of Overcoats and
ofClothing, replenished by con
stant shipments, are unusually
complete for this time of year.
You can find just what you want
-if you want the best in the
market-now, maybe you can't
Few clothiers attach as much
importance to the proper clothing
of Boys 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.
Good material, good making, are
really more important in Boys'
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.
Nothing in Gent's Furnishings
iworth having that is not to be
had here-we set the pace.
Knox and Stetson-want any
better sort of hats, Mr. Man?
DAY IN THE HOUSE.
Venerable Mr. Crow, of Pennsylvania, Op.
posse the Currency Scheme of
OF FORESTS AND TIMBER THIEVES.
Further Disuslsion of the Railroad Pooling
Bill-Other News of the National
Washington, Dec. 7.-At the opening
of the session of the house to-day, on
mothin of Martin. de'mocrat, of Indiana,
the order for a night ceslon this even
ing to conelder Irlvate pensioa hilll was
va(ated. The committee on banking
and currency was given leave to sit
during the sessions of the house. The
house went into committee of the whole
to consider the president's message.
Wilson, of West Virginia, moved that
the committee of the whole be dis
charged from considcration of the men
sage, and its various parts referred to
standing committees having Jurldic
(eow, republican, of Pennsylvania, in
accordance with the notice previously
given, addressed himself to the banking
scheme promulgated in the president's
message. He amid he believed the law
should remain exactly as it is, except
that bhaks be allowed to deposit money
as well as bonds for olrculatlon, and
take out $110 on every $100 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
meat, together with personal liability
of stockholders. The motion of Wilson
was then agreed to.
in ae mrinng hour McRae. from the
committee on public lands, called up the
bill to protect forest reservation.
Wells. democrat, of Wisconsin, opposed
the bill in every feature. The attempt
to drive this bill through under whip
and spur smelled-he would say sav
red1. If he did not have such high re
spet for the chairman of the public
lands committee-of boodle. It was
maid the forestry assocition was be
hind this bill. There was another asso
claton behind it, which had its origin
in Maine fifty years ago, and mad now
tended to the Pacific slope. It was
an association of timber thieves and
land sharks. If the timber thieves
wesr allowed to go lnto the public for
et they would bribe agents of the in
terior department and destroy them.
Pine land thieves in Michigan and Wi.
o.nain, he declared excitedly, had
grown rich on plunder and then bought
eats both in the house and tha~other
re challenged any advocate of the bill
to show a lne in it deslgned to protect
When Wells took his seat, Chairman
McRae Indignantly denied that there
was any land ring or association be
hind the bill. He had assumed the re
spunsiblty for the bill, and itf the gesn
tleman from Wisconsin knew of any
hidden power behind It, he would yield
time for him to make known its nature.
"I said before," replied Wells hotly,
"I believe in your honesty, but the gen
tleman is green in the lumber business,
and I believe the gentleman Is being
deielved and made a tool."
"I may be green in the lumber bust
ness," returned McRae, "but I take
pride in the fact that I represent one
of the largest timber sections of the
country. My state, however, is not ai
fected by this bill. There is no Inter
est behind the bill save such as ought
to Inspire every patriotic American
the protection of forests from devastat
ing fires and timber thieves."
After some further debate, in accord
-nee with the terms of the special or
der, the railroad pooling bill was ta
ken up. Bartlett. democrat, of New
Y'rrk. addressed the house in favor of
the measure. arguing in support of le
gitimate and lhgal p,'ling. It is urged
that the granting of pooling Irivilegies
would he an enlargement of the privi
eges of railways. It would slmply be
a restoration of that freedom of con
tract to which they were entitled by
the common law before the interstate
commerce act robbed them. The rail
way companies were entitled to con
ruct their propertins at i, fair profit.
Mr. Hynum oppouad that section of
the bill which allowed rnilroads to ap
peal from a decision ollf the commission,
revoking ixooling orders. The commin
uion should have absolute control, If
pooling privilleges were to be permitted.
but he opposed any hill auth,:rlzlng
pooling. Pooling subverted the doc
trine of competition and he denied the
rlght of the government to interfere
with free anti fair competition. The
protection of society from extortion
rested on competition, anld he offered
an amendnment with which he walltedt
to test the sense of the house. Unless
,on prinmiple was to exist for other
coIrporaItions alnd one for railroads, rail
road rnIato tshould ile en lcuilted (ion the
present actunl v'lue of the railro naI.
The Imellnmllnt was la follows: "in
ietermlnhig ll.tg t I'allonllin llhleniss of rates,
the comIInalssion shall allow Iprfits only
on the 'ust of proldiucing roadslm mnd roll
inK stock ait the 'prsent tlnme, regard
lmis4 of the original cost. regmu'dles of
theIa'imnlounIt ofi IIhIdlIItednes.l' , and rIegnrd
lmro of the' aH lolll t if 'IpitaI l stao'k II
iueld, whether rieal or ticlitiouu." Mr.
Ilynum wasHH aipplaluded when he fin
Mir. Northway ahii amltagoliized the
ma.isure. VWie, clhairmoian of Ithe iltei'
state inmtmnerine commii tte, Nupiported
the hlll. At 6, o'c'lok the house ad
journed until to-molrrow.
Some Think the Eckles Plan Has Advantages
Over That of Carlisle.
Washington, D)ec. 7.-Clrllile's plan
of e'urrency reform In naturally attrnet
Ing great attention in and out of co',ii
grnos. While Carlinle's plan Is favor
ably nlimmeniled upon by mluny looml
ilennt menllberls of boitl IlhtUltues, there
are eothere who argue that the plan
propoel by C('ominptiolleIr Ikt',. ohi lil
aninual I'reporti. hra iallu.pelllor mierllt, nnlit
'when tholiiroughly unlderitoodi will meetl
with generlll approlI . A lprmiolent
noator. who is recognized a an111 nuthr
ity oi illllt oaniial malllter I explained.l to
replre eitalve of thei As.u'lated Prusn
Ihe sall: ",As a plan for reollem ing Ithe
general gmiirnmenit from thel hurden
and charge for redeeming United t4inte
notesit, It woiul, accordiing to the llere
tary's e.stimalte, result In c.luring the
temporalry Iel. t lof $22l,000,000 ofll the
oites with the goivernment, if the na
tlonal and state banks now In existence
should take out circulation to the full
'.,Pt us nee how this result coiuld be
arrived at. At present the rcapital of
all the national banks In existence Is
about $661,000,000. If to this is added
$382.000,000, as the capital of ,tnte banks
availing themselves of the privilegel , a
total capital of $1,000,01M,000 would be
had as a basis upon which to i.nue' cur
rency. Assuming that all the bInks
ousse'ssng this capital issued currency
up to the full limit of 75 per cent., we
will have an lasue of bank c'urrency to
the amount of $760,000,000. Against this,
legal tenders to the amount of 30 per
cent. oif circulation must Ibe deposited,
'r' 225,000,000. Add bank notet inssued,
$7)0,000,000, less the national hank cur
rency retired, $172,000,00); legal tenderl'n
dclesilteil and withdrawnl from itrcuihn
ilon. $226,000,000; total, 3:17,0(IU,t0i . Net
increasem in circulitiIl i. $3:i3,0:, ).iO.
"Taking a banik witllh $10.1',l0 capltal,
the comptroller's i Blr c.ppeiira to re
lulre that the' lunk h1po51. t with the
treasury $80,000 iln t'nlted HIane Inoteas
or legal tenders (for c.an.elilntion) in
exchlanlge for which it will inlltediatell y
rev'ive $fe,000 In haullk inoteH flr current
redemptlion of bhunk neltel oer thi eclasn,
i pun failure or Ihl uldit lion of the bank.
This feature, therelfore, is neithllr x
pansion nor c'ontrac'tion of curret li y,
lsimply the exch'iiKage. of lone kind ofl
currency f r unlither; but for the pur
poue and with the erffect f entlirely re
Ileving the' geOvernlnent of the' burden
and tcost of current redlemnption during
the existence' of the bank receiving
and Innsuing the aeme.
"! ,nd'er this brutnch of the ceorilptroel
ler's pilan, with the present c'ap tal if
national banks, vis, $6E1,000,00(1, $334,
000,000 of legal tendersr wouldl imm"n -
diately be retired and withdrawn from
the posibilllity of being redeemed in
gold by the general government, while'
the banking capital of $1,000,000,000
would serve as a bauls for retiring the
entire issue both of United Rtates notes
and Sherman not notes, amounting to
gether to about $98,000,000. While un
der the sreretary's plan a alpital of
$1,000,000,000 would effect the withdraw
al, according to his own estimate, of
only $265,000. Should the bank notes
issued against legal tenders be made
available for lawful money reserve
against deposits, as they are now legal
tenders. this would operate to withhold
them from redemption by the banks."
A programme for the speedy consid
eration of the financial plan proposed
by the president and Secretary Carlisle
weas arranged by the house committee
on banking and currency to-day. Three
resolutions were passed. The first spe
cifies that Secretary Carlisle and ('omp
troller of the Currency Eckels be in
vited before the committee at 10 a. m.
Monday. and the hearing close Satur
day, Dec. 15. The sentiment among
democrats was for proceeding as fast
as possible and reporting a bill before
the holiday recess. The second resolu
tion euthorised Chairman Springer to
Invite the members of the committee
next week to give their views. It was
curled, although Walker and Johnson.
republicans, opposed it. The third res
olution adopted authorlees a call of the
cosmanttee at 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 be no
factious opposition from republicans
toward getting a bill before the house.
The Chinese Treaty.
Washington. Dec. 7.-The long de
layed Chinese treaty has at last arrived
in WMashhgton. This ata eaon Sere
ary Gewulmm and Yang TY. litnese
Milster, 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. Milo A. Jewett. United States
consul at livas, has been selected as
representative of this government.
iIE LIKEN THE CIT'.
What a Newspaper Man Thinks of Montana's
L. E. Stover, the bright young news
paper man of Fargo who stopped off
at Helena while on his way to Califor
nia, left for the coast yesterday. While
here he was shown around the city.
Like everyone else who sees Helena for
the first time, he was very much sur
prised at the magnificent business
blocks and palatial residences of the
capital city. lie was taken up to the
clock tower in the county building,
whence a fine view of the city may be
had on any pleasant day.
"1 had 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
supposew d It was the lovely and substan
tial mnetrolpolis it is. The, city has busl
ness blocks and residences that would
be a credit to any city, no matter how
great its size. I am surprised at the
permanent character of the builldings
all over town; there e ae it renlarkabi,
number of stone and brick structures,
the most 1 think I ever saw in a city
of this size. Frame buildings seem to
be in a great minority here. Then, too,
its surroundings are beautiful. They
alei pairticularly interest Log t meIt a
the' country a.out my home Is decidedly
flat, yuu know."
. ' THIE f'100IOOL 1O.1I tD.
Strong Endorsement of Arthur O'Brien's
Perfect Water Closet.
Tii e ft ullt V.'wing \Iilllm i:s ti3 i' l iSll .' J.' .
of the merit. III it |lich ', i l in%,tltilonl is
I .Ilge prIloel, I th l.' xc' l' lllen't of th11 it
hIlealn1, hlit '.Dec. 7i I1W.- Arthur
Blrien, ei ' ., II.i rill, , Ati nl t )i'ilr its:
It i rn Ilt w I l. hl't'l} Ii 111i)',i 'I s it 1.' 1 ' w's
hIad you n .hn. 1.1 tihe I i W' I ll I'rll
th ull [) ildn. th ll4 i1 Ms outrli. iy .
lit'Ill tr p' rfe t w ter i. li 'll r isl. t Iix
tur.s. During thins lt their, ha
hlbeen nearly I ' II I "hlirn in r ug
s'nr attendanus. nu'js c ting the .wit
,'t toi. quite a nVtsrl' telt. N.,t lilt- wordt
'of ,nlhlnlt hasl leel audt. against
this'u e -I'lfoleI, iitI l nt ai st hit.'lll 1t , i ''bet
pubI. I~o k''p then in order. ''h,'y ir*,
i. . ltniel y i ,'leaItI', and il e l \ th, ilutlll
perfect''. Wo unhenint' igly to."
nouncn . '"l.The ( 'tlrlin ll I'.rfect
'cloJq et ll e .I' ull04ts i ll lll ll IIhln.I+
lle' g15n tulhlti tst liimithlo l st0' fi r
eI, tll:l ,; AM I':It, ('hlh nn nlll.
F '. W . Ih1.I' , s' i ' s kt
Cen. Booth In Missourl.
KnII I. n I'tl , li. 7 It IIn. W llusnI
lhdlth nlllt hi , . w It s of ilt hl \tlo is. s I ts -
r'i\'., hl iln his ell)' this IIioI'lIaiII . They w.,'..
II.t' at Ith. knlot by at nthlntor. Iht' th nl
of :lil or nhome ho.l an lvionld., who,a
hd..ll by at brht.. bald, omnerh.,l lh,'
1If'ly .1 their hotel AI the nuallforl unl
this aftrnonll, O'ill ln Mln llft this e.ntihl,
tlen. Itonth Oddrlssed several thoud.n
purple an114wa II lmln t h1 6 rlly s.'.lrvd.
A Territory Crime.
(tlthrle, n. T.. Iii.. 7. - late last niOhO
four Iwn alled 4t 1h,, home of King
Iterr.)' In the RIto and Fox mounltry', win
riddled him with bullets when h,, on
ewered their knok at the door. They then
husd hil home and escaped.
IlIS PLAN OF RELIEF.
A Money and Currency Scheme Proposed by
Banker William P. St. John, of
IT PROVIDES FOR FREE COINAGE.
Coin Certificates to Be Issued, if Desired;
Also Loaned on Interest Bearing
N'.w York, TDer. 7--At a mIeting last
night of theo chmlnhi.l r of commercenll , Wm.
P'. 4t. John, presidenllt of the M.rcantilel
N.tiinl bhunlk, said LL was offlbhlally plo
p)',Xid t|hat (onglress pi lti.., a profit to
the blanksa on bank notn'n b)y th"e schemel"
of stlrr'nidet ing a profit of $10,3),i0o0 ai
year to lth people at large Il I:llted
Htteten nllte.. Hle characterized the
schem as u)reposteroius, and submitted
the fuollowing plan of relief: (1) 4con
gyres tol remove from our stundlurdl ll
ver dollur, 412.5 grains, nine-tenths fine,
the singleK restriction of its legal tender
function "rnd provide unlimited coinage
for .1h .r into this dollar, on terms pre
stribed for gold. (2) Issue to depon
itors gold and silver at the mint, If they
prefer, instead of the coil to which they
are entitled, coln certificates redeem
able on demand. Require these. coinl
certificates to be redeemed in gold or
sliver colin at the conlverlieice of the
United Stattes. To authorize the secre
tary of the treasury in his discretion
to redeed them oni request In standard
ba'r of gold or sliver. (3) Author
ise depaltors of guld coln and sllver
coln to receive the proposed cuLin certi
fieates therefor, and forbid all further
issuing of gold certificates, silver certi
ficates and treasury notes of 1090.
(4) Until bimetallism is a real
achievement under this act. require
that all gold and silver for which coin
certificates are Issued be received in
coin and standard bare for their re-,
demption, except as next suggested.
(5) Authorize the secretary, in his
discretion, and under regulations pre
scribed by him, to direct the treasurer
of the United States to receive interest
bearing bonds of the United States,
duly hypothecated to the treasurer, and
issue thereon the same amounts of pro
posed coin certificates as loans; the rate
of Interest on these to be at the rate
of interest to be on the hypothecated
bonds. Limit this "emergency issue of
coin certificates" by the requirement
that the aggregate of coin and standard
bars reserved for their redemption shall
not be less at any time than 40 per cent
of the aggregate sum of all coin certt
ficates outstanding. It is explained
that this final provision would be avail
ed of In an emergency for these reasons:
First, That owners of bonds would not
accept long 'ime loans at a loss of all
Intyest in their investment; second,
kNorrowers of 4 per cent and 5 per cent
United States bonds, hired to hypothe
cate for such loans, should appear when
only a real emergency made high rates
for money in market.
"If a money market panic threatened
tne proposed enaotment, with sharp
contraction of our aggregate of money,
our final provision would empower the
secretary of the treasury to issue $200.
000,000 of United iStates coin certificates
against silver coin and bullion now In
the treasury and loan them at 4 per
cent and 6 per cent per annum against
United States interest bearing bonds.
"If a lack of engraved coin certin
cates threaten the secretary's Immedi
ate convenience. I suggest that a bond
issue equalling the recent issue of inter
est bearing bonds will immediately sub
stitute silver certificates therefor."
The proposition and remarks were re
ceived without objection and filed with
out action. The chamber adopted reso
lutions adverse to any further tariff
legislation, on the ground that condl
thns should be allowed to become set
Sporlal to The Independent.
IHilings. Dec. 7.-A stabbing affray
took place here this afternoon, in John
Iurns' saloon. Burns and a man named
Frank Mc(lowan got into a dispute over
a game of cards. The men came to
blows, when Mc(Iowan drew a knife
and stabbed Burns several times, In
flicting ugly. but not dangerous,
rounds, on one hand, In the head and
in the back. McGowan fled, but was
noon captured by Deputy Sheriff 11. M.
News came from Columbus that a
serious shooting affray toccurre'i at
Itutcher creek yesterday. A sheep
hetrder named Chris Jensen was shot
in the head by another herder and prob
ibly fatally woundi.d.
A party of Omaha jobbers, twenty
tive In number, were here to-day. The
party came by way of the It. & M., in
special LPulullln, anlld represett most of
the Impnoltan t wholesle hol uses of
Smnhaha. They were in ltcharge of Allen
it. Smith, asslstant general freight
iagent of the Itarl i ng on. The visitors
wire ha nquet ted it the ('lub this even
ing by our citIzeins. They I'ft here on
their return trip ll t 11 o'lock.
Wrecked at the Transfer.
A 1it1. it N.rth,,rn frti ht Itrtl whlt h
trn'kl tfti liIuttt was v rI\ckt, e at. the
tl'ii 'k. ii tl iii I u I tI) Will.t t1" u1"ktl liii iii'i I'
1r1nsfer at n liul hourl Thustlh.y nitht.
T"Ill- cau.l of tilH nelbledntl 1111wts m I 1pnll.
1i .ll iht Tii tu l. .i1 . wity di 'bl t it. li-hdirL '.
As It L i. t lr' .wIti' h k, , ti li t h fi t M ten
utlnilIa (itrln I )h rs tilt l tt l lsr lof th
.i.tll'r tI, r I'l'ltl, engill." stII Ik th lll . tI h .II
l*:nmitt ter Er hitkgn, it Iii 'ttir rnt ini.
whi.ItI ld ttO I Ing IIII" n r Ibl l, 0bi the
llh r 'l"tnglnl, for blantk,. tiet l the
l':ilsn 'oul beI stownpp tl'e elitne". on
h,,uw undi Iwo that 1ar4 hail|l follow,'d
hit,, 1111" opell switch and were piled
up In It uIsu.. 'T.,e en.ihe t'urnel' over
.1 Its hide and Ihr ehhosRe and flats
niar."r lrritkson and hi141 themanIul jumped
and landed willhot Injury.
Estimated Gold Production.
\\'Wlshingtolt, |) t... 'lT'i trea 'ury ti"
putllltn lt hate rlet|v d slllh |tllurel it
hld prtl'lu tllon d rlll'Illl hlse .ale ndur
i inr 1N014 aI worr nuts lit. Kellhe 1th itI
hiii apprl'oxilant+ $4"1.oon.t). , .11.llstr utd
u4 rollws: l'otor1ad11,. $.1.27i ,INN1); M,.I
atun . $4.T,7 ,100); Ildaho,. .'.+ a,ll11; I'.lll
tullI hl. $I,750.IxUo, Itotal tltor Ill,. for,,
ltates, $2)0,)KZ.tY1. 'l'hlt 'le 'n l1 o n ' Otl" .
t1,)mr ntitten durlln ih,, calenl " yens it
7;,l0I0,00 . The p nlul' th iln It (f all Ithl, "1.
sliltrt lintd terit'll,,ti t, $1:tita,Ih, N, total
i rlo,dct iton . $4:3,0)00.4ain
Riddled by White Ceps.
N4i ii iifleld, Ky., In r 7.- -Two~ nms~k' d
O It uor..d ali .'Iuui aI,*114)I. l iiofla- hti
IIIº ((1nd. In the· Inlrl·l'lcc of bibs w'Lt"
ianId five c'hlldreni. -I,.'t Jilin dt':.d. Id
Ilny(tl had been snuulymoualy wurnlld
by whltu caps abuul abumlugl his lam
"EDOt intiIJLI: Ir f Ilr t 1.
A Murder Mystery In Chicago of Unusual
cl'i!it i'io., I ii. 7.. Thet cuhopled alit
him.k.-il I.oiiiy r it ro an was .llcu.lvcried
Im In a hshpllllInK (va, In an alley.
Ili wi'lrn Hixty-Ilirul and ilxlty-tfurth
*Ilw·t·Mw The (o nl~y apparentlyy had been·
r.M to fit, atil I ilppe LiiolItm a distant
pI.ulu. M'r hii.adl was not badly mu
tlliitid itit the. jolloe hupe tuor the
~lililcut ll Ion of the remulns. which
hIake. biu.iin !.laceId In the wiuath old.
mnlgo."1I. rite( box w as markelcd ''U. 1'.
J'.Irferin," inumliered "2,162" aInd
starnmped "made it 1'runce." T~Icu'.i u(r
lwi'iu icare-fully dlnflguri'd, muiaklin I hui
ujIreadallI) . I.Tit.' uhI"Ili$ ii IIn I Il I,- il
tlI.. .h.uye, tiriul it wut th.u.ight Iluls 1..i~ "II
shliplt.K rUne wait uI.1 to %--It hu'i
With I lu11 Ludy wllr r I found 1r1111k ·l1 I
liuting "me roni til.ini I I.. I lu I nll Pun ptIt
tar *hrpnyn tho' clllppltl~x apparenltly hav
lug Iluii uise-d aii paukinug fur the. b..Ily
Ini the rase wits fIoundii u torn lilt of
pI.aI."r Lutrluriug tiu.' addiuriuu, "It. Y. Titus,
Y.i7 West I+'llty-uuseviethlu siuruu't.' A pour
tionur ith lIii 1.1r WUM' 'ie., toujnd, but
Its "niutesute. the po~lIlie ai-futud to miake'
The ponll'*ce dvanle tIhe. theory .thlat
the manll was milurdelred ill the vlc: lity
of C(hicauc, adl l theln boxed for iship
menlt. but the. principals, fIearing dln
'ovelry, abanlldoed the plan, Iand Ithrow
Ithe ase in· lu Iithe alley while on the wuy
to tIhe railway ntation.
Tb., whll ppi lg ake bleanrs a French
stamp, Indicating that It was ahllpped
from France. The body Is that oef a
man about 44, years old, of rli,.nedl ap
Im.rance. The |head I partlcIlarly
hal,. the face clean shaven. except for
a lung blonde mustache. In the ca.,.
care fully wrappled in paper was found
a lock of drk. flue hair, evidently that
of a womanl. The police have no clues.
Luto thlin afternoron the. body was
Identified as that of A. D. Barlnes, cu.
todlan of the Hiawatha building at
258 Thirty-seventh street. The Identi
fication was made by an employe.
Hurns was the proprietor of several
news, book and fruit stands, and had
been recently divorced from his wife,
with whom he had much trouble.
DE LEBBEPH DEAD.
The Famous Enghineer Pares Away, Aged
Paris, Dec. 7.-Ferdinand DeL.aeps
Ferdinand DeLesseps was born at
Versailles In 1805, the son of Jean Bar
theleml, Baron DsLesseps. When
twenty years old he was appointed at
tache to the French consulate at Lis
hon. lHe wan afterward engaged in the
commercial department ot the minis
ter of foreign affairs. In 18U8 be was
attache to the consul general at Tunis,
and in 1838 was made consul to Alex
andria. In his thirty-fifth year he was
made consul at Rotterdam, and in 183I
negotiated in behalf of the French com
merce with the Spanish government.
The same year he was transferred to
the consulate at Barcelona. In 1844 he
returned again to Alexandria, but was
speedily appaolnted to be the French
minister to the court of Madrid.
In the last days of the reign of Louis
Phillippe, he returned to Paris after the
revolution (1848) in which that monarch
fell, and was sent by the republican
government to represent France at
Rome. then under a government headed
His commission to negotiate for the
construction of the Sues canal was
given in 1854, but not until 1856 was the
Compagnie Internationale formed for
this purpose. His work on this great
project made him the foremost civil
engineer of the world. It was he who
started the Panama canal and superin
tended that vast scheme until its col
lapse. In the scandals growing out of
it, he was among thos who were charged
with etmbezzlemnent. but the fact was
carefully kept from him. owing to his
ill health, and by omcial decree all
charges against him were dismissed.
F'or a year he has been confined to his
bed and his death has been expected at
almost any time during that period.
N~OTII U. LIKI IT.
The Fine Weather That Helena Is Exper
encing at This Time.
To manly people who retirted early
Thursday night the light fall uof stow
seen yesterday morning was somethling
of a surprise. Ilany thought "winter
ia now upon us," and went out arrayed
in thelr heaviest coats and anltie over
shoes. This somewhat hasty niove
they conn r.lgretted. foIr. undtr the In
fluenVe of ithi wrm suILIIhll th. sno.w
pe.edily dlsappealed, and t*ili ,tu ', ;1
nlither c.lOi ,or StorrllY. Yrt..rd:iy
wIs' e p.lll* h lOt Ia V .)" '
It ih no woUleIr peoilll. whI) h.av
lg, ai'1 to. ipi uw1 111 wih n t, ly itu 11ri' .'i CLfor
huh hii, diM yi1 tie ir (1pMluttue f.or
Sh.* onw.t part unitil a mouth or Md
T1hos cane 1h. no flin'r w.u: ther in .iny
('.11n thain Mointutni huuu hus fami expvrL
enil'id thiln iuull ateli whitt er.
Solattlv, Wash., Dec. 7.--A bill of atle
of thlt' Sefattle Te"h.grapl h to the Polst
initell i gencur was filed with the' auditor
tI-daIIy. i l, t.hll idelrztl oll i.s speti'fied
us "Sl :utolli ot hlie \iahlloi csiler
IItioilns." ThIl lst-Inthlellighlncr aumt11t111'S
a lii'bt of $ ,lk.2*5 Ion hI t" TOIe. I c"inlt',
hype.-sehtktin zin,.kiii's ,,tluwls. the
''liug-ralh i s . o bi' .h li."r, l h re. ' of nil
incum:|o Int l 'l'ti ,' 'loN luthli ge'cet
irnes t o tIll% 011i t th. T'llgrl p tlu itr v
i. 15 i'os t'h , .. ortghige WaIN 1i0 illJ 'l
to,-da bs" y lithe P tintellit.lh enltr forl
$1Igsit) ho Jl.' si ,l t'r '., a tutanku'r, ua
'le~t e l tl p h. Ilut. 'The l'u -l' t n thl
g ,nc,1(l will Ihnuo Ih.'ii fis lr $|1),l0)4l I' ub
iethhilt'. o' thhe Tele'trah wiil e. isv.
A Right Good Figtgt.
dtiathrl. a .i '~H l4. 7. 'ralea knul 1.I. n
u 1 hutal pvor It.,. or a, unoal. bJltk s a , a
Is tilt- result of it pkll. e I·tw'll' · IOII~hl
iaia er Ai .' tr aik and 11til. ii .flh an .110-1b
iht O an . ta nt rown. J. It Kntu i:g. , I ..I
Ilirhrn, Nam tll lia,.a 1111.I a nullt. olle
i. a he *iala- aia1rnaauia wrileps rnetti tg honn"
6111( aa h.r ba . m .iundf. r um at ru ll" aIzs t.
W(. huni. Ito.laraton. or aal (taraae ua Liru
I..unra. aija j~lal.L rIare1II.,ef~lh.utive ,aIMIs
a.ala si.- Der' en ope. isll fir' n the .
l. aae listherwot. whea o hllaina hel, la the
liireatt Nrthr nr express fch ii i tilt-y
f nar ain. III owu Walla has, rCtuetWrl o a oLeun
tiult: '. .
IItrlgt. annl Joint representative of M Wl
,ollla and l Drrr rwxwle, is in the .Aly.
I.ytnan Sherwood. who has heel in the
clrreat Northelrn expres offie In thisr city
fo~r awns time*, has arceypted i position
with an express ."omppany at Austin, Ulan.,
and will leavev to-day for his new ltxc·
T[AT FARCO TRIAL,
A Card on the Subject of the Hershfleld An.
nulment Case From Mr. L. H.
DISCUSSING THE TRIAL AT FARGO.
Also the Comment of a Fargo Newspapae
on the Decision..An interview
To ThI Jnd.,prn.,nt.
I'rl +"..r e ; two, 1i.t.n to every story.
' ." It.t Alaron ltheietld anntuliment
('Is Is no exc(.ptionrl t, tothis unlversal
rul.. 'lThe defendanit, Mrx. Dell BioKan
liershtleild, and others have Lprle-di
broauulct tlhrough the pr)l.esn a tIssue*
of pervJrted st.atelllnts which have,
gaitied e'r.edenelr' with a ce.rtailn tclsn of
Iwrejudited. personsl. I, t ti IthIM time tnhe
undlermignmd and his wife. have main.
tihel a it liglflied silete'e ill the fa. ." eof
tuLlnl ralli'led Villltietlati ltn anld vitInp*1.
atlio. They believed that the lheig
years th.ey h.ve ,pe .ut ill M1o.ntalae
would iu "o the Ionly lteessary iretfut.
tion of the visibly rnalitious and bane.
I 11s fIls.iflcautlon of all unknouwn wo
manl, cofing fromlI I€) one knowl where.
it wan, how.ever, against my wife., par
ticularly, thaIt the. venmous nmalice of
this weonmanl was directed. Neverthe.
le.v, Ily wife. feels sure that the citi
seoIs anid friends who have. known her
for twelnty-five. yea..rs, with many of
whom she shared the vlclssltudes of
pioneer days, will consider thee silan.
derous uttertances as the outpouringl of
a vindictive and mallclous heart. But
as we realize that our defamers are
seeking to mlisconstrue ansy dignified
silence unto a lack of defense, we tfeel
called upon to make a statement.. In
the first place there was gross and wan
ton prevarication of the truth in all
the outside newspaper reports of the
court proceedings at Pargo. In tact,
the Associated Press representative has
been given a leave of absence and is
superseded by Mr. C. A. Lounsberry.
These palpable misrepresentations were
engineered by the defendant's Fargo at
torneys. Not only were the truthful,
unvarnished reports of the court pro
ceedings not given, but testimony
which the prelsding Judge ruled out as
irrelevant and not bearlng on the case
was ngeniously and unscrupulously
woven into the accounts of the proceed.
Ings to poison the pubile mind. More
over, my brother's witnesses were in
timidated; some were debarred from
entering the court roomn by means of
threats; others were hounded for giving
In these wanton fabrications, which
have been so zealously spread abroad
by the defendant's adherents, much
stres has been laid upon the excite
ment against my brother and bl coge
nectlons. This feeling, truthfully liftal
to the bottom, resolves itself into a
mallcluusly incited race prejudice. The
defendant and her followers harped oon
tinually on the strings of religious dif
ference anid excited the heated feeling
such iscussions inevitably arouse. In
truth the closing address of one of the
defendant's attorneys sounded more
like a philippic in an anti-semetic cru
sade than the linal argument in a
marriage annulment case.
Much hue and cry has been raised by
the reported attempts to blacken the
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 five and twenty (according
to her marriage certificate) with mature
experience In the wiles of the world.
L. H. HER8HFIELD.
The Fargo Argus Discusses the Case of the
Faugo Argus, DI)e. 4.
The Forum undertakes to crlitlise the
Argus' etview of the ltershfield e·se,t
and styles some of its conclusions as
The Forum artilde states that "A mo
tion being made to strike out the An
derson tetllnony was everruled and
I)tvereaux's statement contirmed An
derson, and In addition there was Clerk
Iallh 'y's tulilin't o.t ry t 'stilnony. Ne.t
a Istuit meat mailae by a witness for the
pliIntlt! was t.ntlradleted and not one
aitnesI.h InIltpeched and no testimony
was ruled out "
There Was nmuch testimony collateral
to the' main Issue reflecting on the char
tier of the wife'. The court did not
Sule. out aecy of thie, but In making his
d. lelt iin did not take It into colsildera
tion,. conltlng his decrllon to the two
main prll lIp'itloils. viz:
t'i lt -%\ as Aaron Hershfleld obli.ed
j Ilml'l y lT',defendat under duress? The
v..urt held that tIhe ,evidence was not
sulticlent to t eital:.h that p|oint, though
It was iIarr that two men were at the
door, l lstalning Ialintitff to that ex
tI.t. In hlhs .llega:tI)on that they com
p' llI rI hai to marry the defendant.
S,'et;ut -WHas A.\ton Herthfield bO
"hti.teK'l Iroin his Iorllmee r s.l.f as to b.
irre iontihl," and Inauenpble of con.
raIII't illt. t.riea;lei " i' Te co)urt held thal t
while hi, hllre.lI hIullr ai chaugeid ftan,
Ihe ild not rIegardl hint ehtntged to such
nn ttlteit thaf he shoul he relieved of
Nemeinslbllnty for hil. aIt In this matter
l s, denied .i e ie aecnnilling Lthe
'1'h." uthl~r h I titllcl? 1.l~1it1* hugely to
cyti.stlu'M tff"."11u; tll .lr'elbll tty of
the d,"(tl i u l's $t.11." "11l $ st~I~ Iil~l weret
lilt pasm."11 Upo 11 by ·th " . oilrt except I.lr
-.1y th1at ho dill ,t it.I', to poihnt out
Ieº 1 l· ll tel. iu nw ,th ."r t -lt th.)' t'l
*i tt,1g1to 'I.. tali thrt. byU tlhi itttei
fI e·t In IIMeI .tivt I.. Ii. le Irile id.l Ihu
Judte hall that the . . "vldr l r." tr."thr llu·
iii kit' e.OI I IhIY. )' 1 N.1:4 II.r(1 1Va k ofind. s
fitti. 1tt tiu nttl." .tall t.
dai, t tb. Ir alt thi n l )(' rte, iwal ie ifcr
lth1itief1111s to thell oatr'r wal ki rr'
ItA."he II I 4 . In it r 1111y whoIt.se Iart r
to,11 ' dispel .+ tihe any faler aeuniltioaU
made 1tit 114,h Irn. Shers the uldettebl.nd 1
h.,r I ,..t II. I slr slitter n ever Ih
Ilklul Mwllh sod nl."r the nts' iane eer
eI~tu~Cln , et entlU rrcn he eryb·rtl,·lt
mennaetion Il ask othl epuliechrr to.am
that I cou not wd woul ot, live
causle of our dlsatare lne ; It was or
(b hltal with the d Irlle rnt and her
etsdt lents o the o trarYare lit erro
the Nun are erronalus. ·I~
sympathyJ to 1,f" wo W M M w1/!