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Unsurpassedas a newspaper.^abreast oFtHS times. FREEP-JBLIC LIBRARY,^HELENA TheOnly MORNING!++ NEWSPAPER^That Receives a Telegraphic Report Givingall the Newsor the Wsrid Daily. VOL.30--NO. 33 HELENA, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1889. FIVECENTS ashburnk. barbour, Attorneyand Counselor ai Law MASONICTISUVE. IULKNA, M T. massenabullakd, Attorneyand Oouneeler at Law, Uhi.KNA, ^ ^ ^ MONTAWA WillprsrMee ^n ell mnrts of record la ths Ter^^ritory. Offlcs Id Oold Block. nolan^ bean,^Law Office^Gold Block UKLINA, MT. r.g. davies, ATTCHNIY-AT-LAW,BOOM S, AHHDY BIAH'K, - HILENA, X T. dr.m. rockman, PhysicianSurgeon,Acooucher. Oculist andAurist- Msmhsrof t*sa Francisco M*'l^ al Society, also^Nevada atat* Medical Society Offlcs Psrcasn'e ^ r^j[ store, corner shove Main^and Uroadwey. Entrance ^^n Broadway ud Jara^mid, Helena, Montana, i oaaoltations In Oannan^and Kokrlleh. Eye, Ear, Nose and Tbroat. dr.m. g. parsons, fifteen) ears' *xprrisaos as OCULISTAND AURIST Perform!all operations snd treats all dlaeate*^of the Kye. Ksr, Nost* aud Throat. Correct* er^rore of vision en^1 adjusts glasss*^^Office, cnrnt^r Main street and Blxto avenut^,^over J no. Murphy's grocery store, J.H. FRENCH,^Veterinary Surgeon. OFFK-IJos, O'Neill's statue, corasr Main^and Prlre streets. MONTFORDSBACON, M. D.^Physician, Surgeon, and Oculist, HKI.ENA. M. T. Specialattention glvati to the Bye. Bar and^Throat Ifullassortment of *rtlflrial eyea. W.LONG, VWTEHIftAHYBU Hit BON, OVfSOsV-taSfe* Wahsr's Htahles, Lower Malr^Ntraet Telephone Nr. iso. FRENCHLESSONS. PROF.a. danse, Letsof Western University, Pa Room 29 Gold^Block. a:m. sands,^TYPE - WRITING AMD AmanuensisWork. Officewith Ptulsen it McCon-sll. H.BAUER. TANNER^ DRESSER, 108Lawrence Street, Helena, M. t. JOHN0. V* ULSB*.^. I. M OOMMKLL. PAULSEN^ M'CONNELL,^^cV JrC O H ITEOT8 4ti9fidStrtcttr to M^chitocturaf Work Plansaad *i^wtflratloBs drawn Work snper^vised. OPTICS--wiiwmHlork. Helena. Montana USETHE BRANDOF HamsMdBreakfast Bacon CfJREDAM) Smokedin Montana BYTUB BSHMPACKING AM PROVISION CO. IParkers, Curers and Smokers ^f Choice, Mildly Cured Meats. OP7ICB liefrtperator Builalng. ICE* I'nfermontcdand not^intoxicating. Acts like^a charm in all cases uf Diar^^rhoea and Dysentery and all^stomach and bowel troubles.^Grateful alike to women, chil^dren and convalescents. Girts^a delicious flavor to ice-water,^lemonade or sods-water. Importedand bottled by^Mihalovitch, Fletcher A Co.^Cincinnati, O- For sale by^r J. sWIT /1K, sole airent, Helena, Montana and^all wholesale and retail Drupglets, I iquor D**aleri^and Wine MstSSSSSS e\erye tiere. CHICAGO^^NORTHWESTERN RAILWA Y WTHKDIRECT K^ ^LTR TO CHICAGO,NEWYORK Boston,Philadelphia,^AND ALL EASTERN CITIES * I A Omahaand Council Blufls. ItIs absolutely the shortest and bast Una to Chi^^Mo and the Kaat. Itoffwn e^err (anilty for Qulrt Safe, and Oon^fortable transit w^ n e traveler. Itstands ^**.od to noo^ Id toe Wast,eodoL.^sSSJSSSSSJSSl endeavsr.taara that are not and nan Dotbe ^^(IerH.i ttf m| 4 ;l^ BSSaSSSSSBSJ Theealetireted Northwestern bio In*- Cars ao^bast of srerythtna thai helps u^ suae a JiiSfMj^oew the old N^burnawrn r1^tin1 and non^'^^rta^. ^ nsull Btarla.if :^ir^-hes* Uriatsosv thu i-oularard if* r ^'|W* RKSTOKKD. rise,a Manhood triedIn vain every know |lnpis astf-eora, wbleb he wifl send fUKM la bSb l'tim t r^i in i *nd^ii^w ^ *u*tu^^tur^ l*mcmj. Jfsrswua^tr.LostM '^tried In Tsin erery ka^nrti rained^^Inw'sB ^etf-eorw, Which he will i T.C. POWER ^ CO.. jobukk* AND DBALSHS IN MININGMACFk^ERY! Agricultural\mplements, Justreceived, a large Htock of BexTLeixt^c Son's Celebrated M Maine ^ and M Brown BOBSLEDS. Deere^ Co. Sulky, Gang and Walking Plowe. SCHUTTLERAND RUSHFORD TUBULAR AXLt AND STEEL SKEIN WAGONS. FINEHAND-MADE^Oarriage and- Heavy ITeam sstMCttMI. Our-tork of Qne Carriages ami Buggies Is the largest am] most complete ever^^hown in II leua. Afull line of Mine ami Mill supplier* embracing Blake Steam Punipe, Revere^Rubber Co. Mechaulcal goods. Common Seuse Whim, etc., etc. Seudfor Circulars and Price List. Steamhoftt Block, corner of slain street^and Helena avenue. S,O. A8HBY O.A. BROADWATKb S.C.Ashby^Co. HELENAAND GREAT FALLS. SWEET'SPATENT Common Sense^ ^Arctic^ and ^Manitoba. BOBSLEDS. Mitchell Farm and Spring Wagons, FineCarriages, Buggies, Phaetons, Buckboards,Road Carts, Etc., Etc HARNESS,BARB WIRE, VICTORFEED MILL. WALLTENTS, WAGON COVERS, ETC.^FURST ^. BRADLEY HARROWS,HOOSIER DRILLS, DEDERIOKHAY PRESSES BailincTies, _TCtc. Etc. F.S. LANG ^ CO. (INCORPORATED.) WHOLKSALK AND RKTAIL. Ranges,Stoves, Crockery, GLASSWAREAND HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. Granite Iron, Copper and Tinware. MarbledGlassware,Bohemian Vases, PalmettenGlassware,Mush and Milk Sets, JapaneseChina.China Dinner Sets. opaquechina, decorated and plain. Haviland'sChina, Decorated and Plain Cupsand Saucers. Salad Sets, IOBCREAM SETS, WINE SBTS, ROCHB8TBB Le\MPS. *'Aurora^ Quadruple Plated Silverware, IHE BEST IN THE WORLD. WASHINGTONNEWS. TheSenate Making Good Progress in^Considering the Substitute Tariff^Measure. THE HOUSE DEADLOCK. WeaverScores Another Victory With^His Obstruction Iscdcs, But the^Oklahoma Bill Not Yet Before^the House. Wahhinoton,Jan. U.^The senate met^at 11 and spent a quarter of an hour get^^ting a quorum. The senate then resumed^consideration of the tariff bill, the pending^quentlon heintf the amendment offered yea^terday by IMumh, to strike out of paragraph^667 the words ^except when fro/eu or,^packed in ice or otherwise prepared by any^process for preservation,^ so as to let the^paragraph read suuply ^fresh fish. Altera statement of IMumh's amendment^Pluiub spoke in its support, which was op^posed by the house and supported by Rea^^gan. Utile moved to strke out the para^graph, lie said 1 would leave all fresh^fish under a duty fixed in anusher part ol^the bill, hall a cent per pound, and then^New Knglatid would fare no In-tter in that^respect than other parts tit the country.^The discussion was continued at le. ^tli by^lilair, Spoouer, SUK'kbndge, rainier, 1.1^ler and others. Allison and Kvaits favored^Hale's amendment Finally Plumb's^amendment was withdrawn and Hale's^amendment agreed to yeas, '-^v usys, l.'i.^and fresh bsh was placed on the^dutiable list at one-half a cent^per pound. Without division,^on motion of Allison, paragraphs ttOH,^leather and old scraps; and ALU. mu a and^rnics waste,were struck out ot the free list.^Paragraph tlLT, mineral waters, was pasKetl^over Informally; so was paragraph rtHU,^uiola*Ke(t, tt sting not alwive 50 degrees^by the polarisrope. All paragraphs relat^^ing to oils were laid aside inftirmally^mi as to have the verbiNge changed.^Having reached paragraph 4WI ss to eedat^and other woods uumanutactured, Aldrich^lini\ed to strike out of It the words osier^or willow, stating that the object was to^put them on the dutiable list at 10 per cent.;^agreed to 'Hie end of the tree list having^been reached at paragraph 7'.^;^. Alltsoa^said he supposed the senate would IsUSsI^the reading of the bill early to^morrow, the administrative section*^of It, aud he would propose,^he said, to spend ttie remainder of the day^on the omitted paragraphs on the tree list,^af tt r which be would propore to take up^the paragraphs as to gut a, cutlery aud a^few miscellaneous Items of that character.^Ksrly next week he wished to proceed with^the wool and wtMilens schedule, which had^not yet been touched. Adjourned. THKlltH MIC. Weaver,of Iowa, at ome movt d that^when the house adjourn it he to Monday,^Alter the count had proceeded for half an^hour without a quorum making Its ap-^pearauce, Randall tieuianded the ysss snd^usys. aud they were ordered, the motion^being deleated. Weaver, who had vottd^In the negative, moved a reconsideration.^Handall made the point that it was not in^order to move a reconsideration^of a vote upon a motttm to^adjourn to a day certain, and the^point was sustained by the speaker.^Weaver moved to take a recess until 1:911,^but was again blot:k:*d by Handaii won^the point that he was out ol order,^lie held a motion in the nature of busluess^was not in order uutil the Journal had been^read. The speaker decided the point well^taken. Thejournal was then read and Weaver^again began his dilatory motions These^were finally interrupted by Dibble, who^came forward with a conference report^upon the senate bill for the erection of a^public building at Milwaukee, Wis., which,^notwithstanding Weaver's protest, the^speaker ruled of higher privilege than a^motion to adjourn. The report having^beer read and the prSTsO^SS queatiou ^!^^mantled by Dibble, the speaker decided, as^the rules gave a conference report prece^deuce over a motion to adjourn, the subse^quent motion to adjourn could not itMiff^It of precedence. This ruling dla not^facilitate matters much, as at 3 o'clock the^house had been so far unable to reach a^vote on the conference report owing to the^tHciicKof Weaver, The speaker seems in^dined to resort to arbitrary measures to^suppres^ tin* gentleman from Iowa-^Weaver took advaulagcot the half hour's^debate upon the Milwaukee toll to delm r^a speech in favor of the Oklamoma bill, in^behalf of which he has been making a^filibustering tight for some days past.^Mason, Illinois, made the point of order^that the gentleman was not speaking on^the subject before the bouse and the^speaker pro tern. ( McCready) sustained tt.^No ijiiorum voting CH ordering the yeas^ami nays on the adoption of the conference^report. Weaver again raised his point of^order that a quorum was necessary.^The speaker overruled the point and the^conference report was agreed to^yess, 17V^;^nays, 61. Dibble then presented the eon^lerence reptirt on the bill for the sfeeilos^of s public building at Oinaha,Neli. Weav^er permitted the report to be agreed to^without forcing a^eaand nay vote, but^when Dibble rose with another conference^report, be raised the question of ctmsidera^tion, and pending this moved to ad^^journ. Dibble raisei the point of order^that the latter motion was not In ordt r, but^the point was overruled bv the spt aker,^who he'd that pending a decision ot the^question of consideration, it was oosjIM*^tent for the house to adjourn. He also^held in order a subsequent motion thst^when the house adjourned to-day it be Uf^meet on Mondsy. The latter motion hav^^ing been defeated. Weaver withdrew his^motion to adjourn and on his motion the^house took a recess, the evening session to^be for the consideration of private pension^hills. Atthe evening session, Weaver, Iowa,^was not present, but Kilgnre, Texas, was^on hand to block legislation by raiting a^point of no quorum upon a motion to go^Into committee of the whole for the con^^sideration of private pension bills, and a^call of the house wss ordered and con^I tinned until HJU o'clock, when an adjourn^^ment was taken. IMPORTEDFRENCH Draftand Pereheron Horses 1 PsSSSsi A 1 WeLave juet arrived from central^Illinois with a shipment of imported^French Draft and Pereheron Stallions^and Marei* of nnperior style action and^[colon. Also a number of hijfh grade^(French Draft Stallions which w^* v ill^Wm-11 at Eastern Prices. Every animal^guaranteed a breeder. Call andexarn^ine our stock and judge for yourself oi^its merit. BAKER^ CLARK BROS., Helena, M.T Headquartersat Braok ^ Usher s Livery and Sale Barn. ATTENTIONLADIES! Usre you seen the Finest Lias of Evening- Party Slippers InUndressed Kid, Beaded, ever shown In the West. If you would like^to see them call on F.t. GAGE 4t CO., No. 25 Upper Main St MONTANASURVEYS. Ts.tof the Report of Burvoyor Qensral Qr^^n^^to the Interior Department. Wahhiwotom,Jan. II.^[Special to the^Independent. |^The report of'he survey^^or general ^^f Montana shows that surveys^of 3,402 miles were made In the territory^during the past nncal y**ar on contract* let^as follows: C. W. Mead, $8 000; J. W. Wade, 0. Sheet*. $2 t^40; U P. Davis. $1,000;J. at. Robertson, $4,000. O. K.^Rt eder was paid $tt,H00, for survey Ins: al-^lotmeniH on the Crow reservation, and Kp^II. Harrison was uald $3,800 for re-estab-^llshtnff the boundary lines on the Crow^reservation. The surveyor general says^many of the surveryors have had to borrow^money tu m^et their strained rirruuutan-^cea, and many of them have already waited^eighteen months for their money. Postmastersnominate* Washinutok,Jan. 11 ^The president^sent the following nominations to the sen^ate to-day: Allen W. Thompson. Akeah^Cala.; John H. Ileilroan, Monte Tista,^Colo.; Kdward McSorley, Boulder Talley^M'^nt , John Schreiber. Wickes, Mont.^Charles Taylor, ^ treat Kalis, Mont; Her^man Krans**, INIley, Idaho; Dennis J^Urann. ii, Flagstaff, Am. TheVantic's tick List^New Yokk, Jan. it ^The United States^steamer Vantlr was inspected by a health^official this morning. He reports Meut.^Miles In a very precarious condition, and^Cadet I iris to I and Yeoman Keller much im^proved. The rest of the crew are well. CHRISTIANSMURDERED. Missionariesin Africa Slain by Mshommsdan^Fanatics- Arabs,^ Vengeance Zanzibar,Jan. 11.^Advices (roiu the^Interior say that in October Mwaaga. sing^of I'gauda, plotted to (destroy his entire^body guard, his intention being to abaudon^t firm on au islaud iu hake Nyania, where^they would starve to death. The guards,^who had been forewarned of the king's In^^tentions, refused to enter the canoes which^were to convey them to the island, but re^^turned to the capital and made an attack^on Mwauga's palace. Tht king tied to es^^cape the fury of the guards aud tils brother,^Kiewewa, was enthroned In his stead.^Kiewewa appointed Cnristlaos to the prln- ipalunices. This enraged the Arabs, who^murdered manv of the Christian officials^and replaced them with Mahoiuniedau*.^The Arab* burued the English and French^mission stations snd killed msny converts^to Christianity. The mission h tat Kleauor, i)which some persons who had ^-^ ^ i. con- ertedby the French missionaries were^fleeing, was struck by a hippopotamus and^sunk and five converts were drowned.^Many letters from I nun lie) and Henry^M Stanley were destroyed by the burning^uf the missionary stations. The mlssiou^aries reached I ^aiul^)io In safety. Mwan-^ga Is a prisoner at Magu and has appealed^lo the KsMUSa missionaries for assistance.^The Arabs have written to Missionary Mc^^Kay, exulting in their triumph and proph^^esying (tie eiUncUoa ol all the mission tationsin Central Africa in revenge fur^England's anli-slsvery policy. They hsve^proclaimed t gauda a Mohamiuedau king^^dom. THESAMOAN WAR. Oonssl General bewail throws Some Light^Upon the Situation. Wakhinoton,Jan. 11.^Consul tieneral^Sewall, of Samoa, who has been home sev^^eral months, appeared before the senate^committee on foreign relations. General^Sewall was examined In Bj eret at great^length, and Is reported to have expressed^the belief that the next mail will bring^news of further and more terrible conflicts^between the (ienusns aud natives; tnat^the shedding of blood since lie left Samoa^had radically changed the xltuation; that if^it were not Intended to yield to Germany^he entire control of the islands, some de^cided action would have to he taken by the^piwers. He presented to the committee piesof the Samoa Times, published at^A pl.t. containing accounts of an unpro^^voked and unexpected attack bv a German^war ship upon the natives, and^of a mewing by the consuls of^other nations denouncing the act; also^he misleading and uufalr statement by the^(termait cousul. Sewall spoke of the studied^and systematic efforts ot the Germans In^st nding out news from lierlln concerning^Samoa to give the impression that Araeri-^ans were the aggressors In every cause of^trouble. German oppression, he furl her^ssid, is entirei^ responsiole tor any appa^^rent division of the natives into hostile fac-^ions. He descril^es Tainaseses' followers^as comparatively a hsndtul, who were^threatened by an unpleasant dilemma. If^they failed to keep up thH agitation against^the native government they feared death^al the hsuds of ttie German allies. If they^escaped Hie same fate awalw-d them at the^lisnds of the uslives, who considered them^t^$ltors to Ssmoa. suiNKV,V s. W., Jan. II.^Reports of^fighting heiweeu the Germans and the fol^^lowers of the deposed King Mataafa^i*- siuioi are confirmed. Thu Germans^slfege Mataala's men fired the first shot^rhe followers of Mataafa assert the Ger^^mans tired the find shut, killing an Impor^^tant chief aud his son. Hkiimn,Jan II. ^ The I toe sen Zeitung^^ays steps have been taken to assure the^restoration of order in Samoa. JACKSON'SCHANCE. JemSmith, the English Champion, Wining to^ths Australian. NkwYouk, Jan. 11 -Geo. W. Atkinson^U)-day sent the following cable to this city:^London, Jan. 11 ^Jem Smith, cham-^piouof Kugland, called at the Skirting l.lfe^office and issued a challenge to tight I'eter^Jackson, according to Goudon prixe ring^mien for JL'500 or 11,000 a side, the tight to^take place in four or six months from the^ilgniogofthe articles. Jackson to be al^owed L'50 fur expenses and the fight to be^decided In France or Spain. If Jackson's^backers are ready to accept this proposl-^tlon, they can post a deposit with the^Police Gazette In New York or the Sport'^lug Life in London. Smith will allow^lacksnn to name the lime of lighting and^the amount of stakes. If the mstch is for^11,000 s side Smith will allow Jsckson i loo^luff expenses.^ This message was reported^to Jackson at the California Athletic club. Wad*Knock** Out.^Chicaiio, Jan. 11. -A tight to a finish for^the light weigtit championship of the^northwest, in one of the suburbs tonight,^was witnessed by 150 persons. The com^^batants were Hilly Wade and Tom Morgan.^Morgan knocked out Wade in the sixth^round. CsrdlftSccapts^Minnkai'oi.im, Jan. II. -Patsy Cardiff has^telegraphed his acceptance of the proposi^^tion of the California Athletic club that he^meet Jackson, the Australian, In San Fran^risen in April, the winner to receive $2 fioo^aud the loser $500. KHralnRotten-Egged Tkoy,N. Y.. Jan. II.^At a sparring^exhibition last night between Kllratn snd^Mitchell, rotten eggs were thrown st the^principals from the gallery. HELPINGHARRISON. MissionariesFrom All Sections Olvlng ths ^r^sldsnt-ElsctFfss Advlc* Ixdianapoi.ih,Jan. II ^ Birmingham,^Ala., sent another delegation to day to visit^(ten. Hsrrlson in the persons of Col. G. I*.^Klrkland and Judge Stratum. Their mis^^sion wss to present the nsrnn of Kx **ov.^Wm. H. Smith as a suitable representative^in President lUrrlson's cabinet Another^visitor to the city, but who did not call In^person on Mr. Harrison, wss J. Porter, of^Chicago, for seventeen years prominently^identified with ihe treasury department at^Washington, and for a time appointment^clerk of the treasury. He has lust re^^turned from s trip through Colorado,^Texas and Arkansas, and as a result^of his talks with leading republicans In^these states, be to-day sent the president^elect a strong petition favoring ex Guv.^John T- Routt, of Denver, for s csblnet^place. Capi. W. ^ Lurty, of Harrison-^burst, Vs., arrived this evening. He |g the^vanguard of a Virginia delegation now en-^route to urge the name of Gen. Mahone as^a cabinet officer. He claims the repuhll^cans of Virginia are now practically unan^Imous for Mahone. CORDON'SRESPITE. SimultaneouslyWith the News of^Executive Clemency Comes a^Message From His Friends. HISREAL NAME KNOWN. Friendsin Canada to do All in Their^Power to Have the 8entence of^Death Commuted The Senti^^ment at Benton. FohtHenton, Jan. H ^(Special to the^Independent j -Gordon, the condemned^man who was to have been executed to^^day, but was reprieved by the governor^until March 1, Is s grateful and hopeful^man. His friends in the east through the^press dtspalchcN sent from here Dee IV^traced him despite his sealed lips, and are^now daily expected to arrive and assist In^getting s commutation of sentence to life^imprisonment. Gordon, up to ttie last mo^^ment before his reprieve and his friends^were heard from, maintained his silence,^and bore up with wonderful nerve. He^was s good prisoner and never uttered^a complaint His name has been^found to be Charles Swanson, of l)ut.nvllle,^Ontario, Canada. The people here, with^^out exception, are glad Gov. Leslie re^^prieved hi in and they hope he will find, on^a full aud thorough examination of the^case thst the condemned man's sentence^can be commuted to Imprisonment. Cer^^tain it is that in going over Gordon's (Swan-^sou's ) record nothing has been developed^to prove that he was either a quarrelsome^or bad man In any respect. On the other^hand every man he has worked for during^his n'ne years'residence in Montana speaks^In the highest terms of him. ThsFaallng at Bsnton Thefollowing from the Kort lieutou^River Press shows how the respite grsnted^Chas. Gordon, who was to have been^hanged yesterday for a murder committed at^Choteau last summer, wss received by the^prisoner, and how the people of Kort lien^ton feel to want the prisoner: ^ The general^expression Is one of satlsfsctlon, for the^unfortunate man, apparently, has the sym^^pathy of the people generally. The official^document addressed to Sheriff O'Neal was^received by last evening's mall, and the^fact was soon after communicated to Gor^^don. The news seemed to make a new^man of him. For the first time since his^sentence hope seemed to reassert her^self In his hesrt, and he signified his la tew^Hon of writing to some of his friends and^relatives. We learn to-day that he has^done this. A strsnge coincidence followed.^While the condemned man wss preparing^to write the letters, a telegraphic commuut^cation was received by the sheriff from^Gordon's friends in an eastern state which^asked If Gordon was not from a certain^town tu Canada, and, if so, to use eveiy^effort to have his execution delayed until^they could make efforts in his behalf When^the telegram wss read to Gordon he ex^claimed: ^They have found me at last!^^Sheriff O'Neal answered the telegram, and^conveyed the Information of ttie respite.^Gordon hail, up to this time, refused to^disclose the placeof his nativity. Telegram*^through the Associated Press had found^their way Into every leading paper In the^l ulled States and Canada announcing the^fact with the hope that his relatives might^learn of his tuipeuding doom, and do some^^thing in his behalf. The day of hts execu^^tion had almost arrived before hts real^friends hail seen the dispatch. Many let^^ters, however, had been received from peo^^ple who thought they were relatod to him,^hut were mistaken. Gordon gave as a res-^son for his silence thst he did not want his^aged parents to know his situation. Editoriallythe River Press says: ^Gov.^Leslie hai respited Charles Gordon until^March 1 nest The governor did this in^order that he may have time to examine^the testimony in the ease, ss application^has been made for the commutation of Gor^^don's death sentence to life Imprisonment^The River Press takes Hits rtccaston to say^that it believes the ends of justice will not^he perverted If the exeeutlve lend a favors-^ble ear to ttie application. It believes the^condemned man should not suffer capital^punishment, aud that the gofef^nor would make no mistake lu ex^lending to film the clemency prayed fur.^Letters received at this office since his con^victioii from parties who have known him^for years In this territory unite In bearing^testimony to his peaceable disposition and previousg1 character. Oilier reasons existwhich strongly support the belief that^Gordon Is a proper subject for executive^clemency. Hut his long established reputa^^tion as s peaceable, inoffensive man and^the absence of any shown motive for the^killing of Gavalle aside f i ass that so tense^luitsly iterated snd reiterated by the pris^oner, seems Ut be suffieient grounds for the^granting of his application. The River^Press hones the governor will grant the^praysr of the condemned man. THEPRESIDENTS' PLAN. 'heVesuvius All Right. Washimuton,Jan. 11 ^A dispatch was^received at the navy department this morn^^ing from Lieut Cowles, at Philadelphia,^*s^trig the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius, at^the third official trial yesterday, attained a^speed of 21 44 knots an hour, an excess of^1.44 knots over the speed reouired by the^contract. The trial took place In deep^water in Delaware bay, over a two and a-^balf mile course, the vessel running back^and forth The vessel will undoubtedly^be accepted by the government TUGWILSON'S CRIME. AProbsblllly That ths Chicago ^ Alton Will^Not Endorse ths Entlr* Ichsms Ciiicaoo,Jan. II.^The only important^western lines not represented At the New^York meeting of the railway presidents^snd hankers were the Chicago A Alton and^Illinois Central. Doth President Dlack-^stone, of the Illinois Central, and Vice^President McMullen, of the Chicago A^Alton, said to-day they regarded ttie plan^as a good one, although they were not ^jiitte^ready to say they would sign It. They were^ready to maintain rates u.ider any scheme^that may he proposed, but the peculiar^position which the Chicago A Alton occu^pies by force of circumstances on the ques^^tion of paying commissions may prevent^It from endorsing the provision which pro^^hibits the payment of commissions Gen^eral Manager .leffery, of the Illinois Cen^^tral, approved of the plan, and said as his^road had strictly Obeyssf the provisions of^the Interstate law from the time It became^effective, he was glad to see other roads^deriding to pursue the ssme policy. NawYokk, Jan. H.^About a dozen^general passenger agents ot trunk Hues are^In session here, ft Is understo^*d they are^discussing the plans proposed by the presi-^dents st the meeting yesterday. C. P.^Huntington today approved the agree^^ment. Jumpeds Deputy Sheriff^ill i ik, Jan. 11.^(Special to the Inde^^pendent | - Four roughs lumped a deputy^sheriff tiMilght near the Montana Central^depot while he was endeavoring to arrest^one of their friends for disturbing the^peace. They took his revolver from him,^knocked him down and kicked him cruelly.^A bystander took a hand In the affair and^did good service by driving the officer's^assailants away. The affair was reported^at headquarters by a messenger and a^deputy ale nil sent down to the scene, who^succeeded in finding and arrestiug two of^the assailants. The other two could not be^found. JohnEgsn. s Reputebla Oltlian, Probably Fa^^tally Stsbbsd by a Cowboy KoktUknton, Jan. 11.^[Special to the^Independent | ^ Last night between 10 and^H o'clock a telegram was received asking^for the sheriff and a doctor to be sent to^Big Sandy station, on the Manitoba rail^^road, between this place and Kort Assina-^botue. Dr. K. J. Adams and Under Sheriff^M. J. Uealy left by the first train this^morning. Late this afternoon a special^wss received by the River Press giving the^psrtlculars of a bloody stabbing affray at^Rig Sandy station. The victim was John^Kagan, an industrious and highly respected^married man, a former resident of Kort^Benton, but now a section house keeper at^the station. The man who committed the^deed was A. U. Wilson, alias Tug Wilson,^a roving cowboy, who has worked for dif^^ferent cattle out tits on the Missouri river^snd iu the Judutn basin. The cause of the^trouble dates back two or three motitha.^Wilson lost s keg of whisky and accused^Kagan of having appropriated It Last^night at 4:30 o'cioek Wilton, who had come^from a ranch about ten miles distant,^where he hail been stopping,^went to Kagan's kitctieu door and called^him out The two conversed for s few^moments, when they started towards^Hroadwater's store, :t00 yards away. A^moment or two afterward Mrs, Kagan^heard lond words, and becoming alarmed,^started to her husband with a butcher^knife In her hand, which she hsd been^using. As she neared the scene she ssw^Nelson beating her husband fearfully.^Seeing her, the enraged man started to ar^tack her, when he lutsUsok the butcher^knife for a pistol ami lied. Kagan was^found to be stabbed in four places, one^between the eighth aud ninth ribs of the^right side, penetrsting the lung, one on^the left side below the left nipple, pene^^trsting the lung, one above the breast bone^opening the wind pipe, and one^In the hack. Dr. Adams says it^Is extremely doubtful If Mr. Kagan can re^^cover. After the affray Wilson went to^! ingle) Brothers' ranch, where he had^been stopping, and told the foreman he had^had a little trouble with Kagan, but said^nothing about the stabbing. Cnder Sheriff^II. ale) found and arrested htm there to^^day, and the prisoner wtll Ih^ brought here^by to morrow's train and lodged in jail^pending; a hearing. The murderous work^was doue with a large sheath knlte. THECYCLONE S VICTIMS. Allu^e Bodies Recovered From ths Reading^Ruins i he Wore, at Pittsburg. Kkaihno,Pa., Jan. 11. ^ No more l^odlei^have been found in the ruins of the silk^mill, and It is believed all have been recov^^ered. Several reported yesterday killed^have been found safe. A corrected list ot^the deaths Is ss follows: Kuima Neston,^loim Keber, Kva Leeds, Laura Klrshner,^Hallie Horner, Tlllle Grow, May Kltzoat-^rlck, Sallle Ksust,Henry S.Crooker,Amelia^Christmau, SallieC. BeckeU, Kits stsAaV^man, Tittle K. Schaeffer, Sallle Schaeffer,^Barbara A. Seillieman, Sarah Shade, Wil^^liam Snyder. Sophia K. Wlnkelman. The^killed at the Philadelphia A Heading rail^^road paint shops were Albert Loudenberg,^John foreman, John V. Kahier, Sheridan^K. Jones, A. Schaeffer. ThsManltobans Triumph WiNNif'Ko,Jan. 11^ The crossing at^Kort Whyte, where the Portage extension^of the .Northern Pacific road crosses ths^Canadian Paciflc, has been effected. Can^^adian Pacific men yesterday tore down the^barricade and cleared away the ^dead^ en^^gine and other obstructions, thus ending^the railway war and giving Manitoba a^complete victory. Fouratllt In ths Ruins. PiTTHUiiio, Pa., Jan. 11.^Up to 10^o'clock this morning the mangled remains^of fourteen persons hsd l^een tsken from^the ruins of the buildings wrecked in Wed-^nesdsy's storm. Four more sre still^known to be buried under the debris and^six others are missing. Of the injured^three have died siuce being removed lo^hospitals, and throe others sre in a critical^condition. The remaining thirty two are^doing well. During last night the bottles^of Charles MeKweu and two unknown^workmen were recovered, ami at daylight^the remains of the venerable Uev. Dr.^Reed were found. Dr. Reed was HO years^old and a prominent resident of Allegheny^city. PCTsttAOii,Jaa. II The Philadelphia^smelter. Pueblo suit Iter and the Colorado^smelter, of this city have each douated a^titty ounce silver brick to be sold by the^stock exchanges of the eitleg ot New \ ork,^Philadelphia and Pittsburg for the baaefll^of the cyclone sutferers. The bricks will^Oh ready for shipment by Monday evening^snd will be immediately forwarded by the^smelters to their respective destinations. ALLSECTS EQUAL. ThsNew Hampshire Constitutional Oonventlon^Amsnds the States Bill of Rights. CoNioitn, N. H , Jan. 11.^At the consti^tnhonal convention to-day the consldera^tion of the special order was entered upon,^It being au amendment to strikeout ttie^word ^Protestant^ from articled ol the bill^of rights; also to strikeout the article entire^and substitute one reported try the commit^tee on the bill of rights, Inserting the M^lowing for thst srtlcle: ^Kvery religious^sect or denomination demeaning them^selves ouletly and as good subjects of the^atate shall be equally under the protection^of the law, and no subordination of any^one sect or denomination to another shall^ever t^e established bylaw.^ An amend^^ment was ottered to the substitute report^by Inserting a provision that the legislature^shall have power to grant all religious so^^cieties w ilbin tbe slate the privilege of^sei. cling and contracting with their own^teachers of religion and morality, and no^one seel shall ever be compelled to pay^towards the support of the teachers of any^other sect or denomination. This amend^^ment was adopted, and also the report of^the committee as amended. FcbsrtsonStill on the Outside Indianapom h, Jan. 11. ^The scenes^around the senate chamber to day were a^mild repetition of those of yes'erdsy. Col.^Robertson sgain demanded admission, ssy-^lng he was the lieutenant-governor, but thedoorkeeper Informed hlui it was his or^^ders not to penult him to enter. The sea^sion wss devoted to trivial matters. Presi^dent pro-t.nu Cox presided without protest^from the republicans. RICHTINCWRONC. Wm.A. Vincent, Once Chief Justies^of New Mexico, Refuses the Sams^Office in Montana. WHYIT WAS OFFERED. CorrespondenceBetween the Presi^^dent and the Judge in Relation to^the Letter's Removal From^a Former Postion. JusticeMatthews Improving.^Wahminoton, Jan. 11. ^ Mrs. Matthews,^wife of Associate Justice Matthews, of the^supreme court of ttie Culled States, asjM^tills afternoon to an Associated Press rep^^resentative that the statements published^regarding the serious condition of Justice^Matthews are entirely false; that he is^now Improving rapidly; has a good appe^^tite and Is gaining strength fast. PlymouthOhurch Hard Up. NewYork, Jan. 11^The Post ssys:^The financial affairs of Plymouth church^are in a critical condition, and the indica^^tions sre there may be great difficulty In^meeting current expenses. Last year the^expenditures exceeded the receipts by MM TheWest Vlrtlnle Deadlock. Charleston,W. Va., Jan. 11.^The^deadlock In the senate continuea. Tbe re^^publicans say they will not allow It to be^broken until the democrats abandon the^questions now in the courts, or until the^rout sts are settled. The bouse cannot^work until the senate organizes. Washington,Jan. ll.-In April, 1885,^the president sppolnted Wm. A. Vincent^chief Justice of the territory of New Mexi^^co, and In November of the same year he^was removed. The Judge came to Wash^^ington, where he learned that the charge^against him was the appointment of Ste^^phen W. Dorsey to be s Jury commissioner.^The judge wrote s long letter to the presi^^dent, com plaining of ths injustice done^him. and the latter has now taken action^In the matter, as the subjoined correspon^^dence will show: KxecutiveMansion, Washington,^Jan. H, lKH9.-iion. Wm. A. Vincent, Dear^sir: I have always said to your riends, as^well as to vou, thst your removal from the^office tit Judge for the territory of New^Mexico did not imply any charge or convic-^tiouof dishonesty, incapacity, or Judicial^misconduct. In the condition of alts Irs at^that time 1 deemed it my duty to promptly^pursue a course so unfortunate for you, and^which was adopied by me upon a mere^showing of i*. t aflrged, without Inquiry^as to your motives and purposes. My ac^^tion was unfairly harsh, but I thought it^was Justified. Often since that time, as all^Do- tacts attending the Incident have be^^come known to me, and as 1 reflected upon^your otherwise unexceptional official career^so far as It has come to my knowledge, 1^have been impressed by tbe representations^of your friends thst your removal has^subjected you to a suspicion which^was unjust and unwarranted, so far as I^am concerned. Notwithstanding all that^has passed, I am st this lime willing to ex^^press my confidence in your ability and up^^rightness. There is now a vacancy In the^chief justiceship of Montana. Ho far as^r garda your fitness, 1 should be entirely^willing to see you Id that place. 1 write to^ssk vou, therefore, whether, in case 1^should think it well to do so, 1 am at^liberty to submit vour name to the senate^for that office. X make this proposition^with reservation, for reasons not in the^least connected with your perm nal qualifi^^cations, and 1 sua I be glad to know your^views upon the subject as soon as possible.^Yours truly, t noveh Cleveland. Tothis Mr. Viuceut to-day replied as^follows: W anhinoton, Jan. U ^Sir:^Your let^^ter of the Kin lust, tendering me the posi^^tion of chief justice of the supreme court^of Montana, reached me day befure yester^^day and has received my careful considera^^tion, lain grrteful for this expression of^your confidence and esteem, snd accept^the tender of this important office as a com-^(dele vuidica Ion of my course while chief^justice of the supreme court of New Mex^^ico. The act for which you removed me^was tsken in the exercise of judicial discre^^tion, atter the utmost deliberation, was^dictated by the purest and best of^motives, aud owlug to tlua^naf or lunate^condition of affairs in Colfax county at^that time, was an absolute necessity in or^^der to;restore peace and good will. The^rcMilt justified my method of attaining that^end, and proved it to have been tbe best^snd only tine that could have been adopted,^and 1 have always believed that when you^properly understood the matter you would^treat me lu the manly and generous man^^ner suggested in vour commun^^ication to me. While 1 have^a high appreciation of the honor^you would do me, 1 am reluctantly con^^strained to refuse the use of my name for^ihe judgeship In Montana, for the reason^tnat 1 could not without making the great-^eatsacntie abandon my home practice and^other Interests in New ^Mexico, where I^have resided for seven years and expect to^remaiu permanently. Veryres|^ectfully, WilliamA. Vincent. Tothe President. KxeciMive Mansion. THEWEATHER. rsmperatvrs Yesterday st Holsna and at VariousOthsr Points In ths Northwest. Thetemperature in Helena yesterday, as^shown by K. S. Hale ^V. Co.'s Yale College^observatory thermometer, was as follows:^7 a. in. *.'' degrees above zero; noon, 25^above; U p. m., 28 above; 10 p. in , 23 above. Dispatchesto the Independent last^evening show the following conditions at^the points named at o'clock: \nacondaClear and calm, 20 above. Phiilpshurg-f loiidv. calm, 3 above. Hutte-Calm, clear, 12 above. DeerLodge^Clear, light west wind, 22^shove. MarysvllleCalm, clear, *J0 above. KortMiaw - Clear, calm, 6 above. UrealKails^Clesr sua light northwest^wind, zero. KortIt n'on^Clesr, calm, 8 above. KortAssiuaboiue-Wiud southwest, 10^above. BattleCreek, N. W. T.^Cloudy, calm, PIabove.^Mamlan^Clear, calm, 10above,^(ilendive^C.ear, calm, 12 above.^Miles City-Clear, calm, 18 above.^Hillings^Hear, calm, 8 above.^Big Timber^Part clear, 22 above.^Livingston^Cloudy, calm, 15 above.^Itozeman-Part clear, calm. 26 above.^Missoula -Cloudy, calm, 16 above. MINERSTO BE EVICTED. AStrike and Serious Trouble Peered at the WellingtonGoal Mm^s fmtokia, B. C, Jan. 11^ The Welling^^ton coal mine difficulty assumed a serious^aspect to-dsy. 1 he miners held a meeting^last night and decided not to return to^work. A committee visited Mr. Dunsmle^yesterday snd he offered to take back all^except the ringleaders. Upon receiving In^^formation of their dec is on this evening he^telegraphed Manager Brydon to notify the^miners to leave the company's bouses im^^mediately and notices will be served In tbe^morning. As some 300 men are affected,^the evictions can hardly be effected with^^out trouble. The general opinion Is that^the men acted hastily and have no real^grievance, aud that the trouble Is tbe work^of some professions! agitators who have^nothing else to do. The miners hsve been^making from S3 to 96 a day. ThePoorman Compelled to Cesss Operations. lii'tte.Jan. 11.^ ISpeclal to the Inde^^pendent. | ^ information reached here to^^day to theetfect that the P-orman mine^has been compelled to suspend operations^owing to the ice in the Cteur d'AIene lake,^which prevents the passage of the barges^which transport the ores. Other mines in^thst district sre also compelled to suspend.^It Is thought tbe suspension will not last^longer thsn thirty days. I Csnot Stand This Ufa. UrTTK.Jsn. 11^[Special to the Inde^^pendent |^ A girl named Kuby Grey took^a fatal dose of morphine to night She had^been in low spirits for several days, but her^suicide was not expected by her friends It^Is said she was very beautiful. Nothing Is^known of her antecedents. She left a note^to her friends: * Uoodnye; I can stand this^lite no longer.