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Attorneyand Counselor at Law,
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TheHouse Evidently in Favor of Ac^quiescing in the Senate's Views^on the Admission Bill.
NewMexico Dropped from the Fa^^vored List, But Montana on^the Homestretch,
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St.Paul, Keb. H.-lSpecl^l to the In^dependent J-K. A. Carle, In a telegram to^the Pioneer Press from WashinKton to^^night iay ^: ^Party HM have been broken^In the house and the cause of the territories^is now nearer triumphant than at any time^this session. Nothing but a nnal spurt of^filibustering on the part of the southern^democrats prevented tbe house to-day from^formally yielding every point at issue be^^tween the two parties in the conference^committee. Two of the three disputed^points were carried by the republi^^cans with the aid of twelve or^fifteen democrats led by Mr. Cox; a vote^on the third was delayed hy parliamentary^obstruction, but It must come to-morrow,^and can only result in favor of the repub^^licans. The fate of the territories is now^in the hands of tbe senate and n they^are not admitted this session they will^hsve the republicans of that body to thank^for it. Tbe house finally adjourm-d upon^an agreement to resume voting at 11:45 to^^morrow morning, tbe democrats promising^not to filibuster.
Noone on the republican side doubts^what the result will be. The democratic^leaders, including Springer and Cox, are^secretly or openly In favor of the conces^^sion. No chucus has been called, so far as^is known, and If one were it would prob^^ably be fruitless. The sincere resistance^is confined to about fifty members, mostly^to southerners, who engaged in filibuster^^ing to-day, and they are pledged to permit^a vote to-morrow. In all human probabil^ity the bouse conferees will bo instructed^to recede from all the serious poiuts in^dispute, and tbe conference com^^mittee will meet after to-mor^^row with nothing except partisan^reluctance on tbe aenste aide in the way of^an agreement. There have been plain^algna within the last few days that it is^weakening, and that a bill providing for^the admission of lour new states by execu^^tive procismatiou before congress meets In^DtU uiber will go to the president for ht^^signature^or veto^before the 4th of^March. This lathe first fruit of the elec^^tion over which the people of Dakota threw^up their hats last November.
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Wahhinoton,Feb. 14.^The senate bill^passed providing for writs of error to the^t'nlted Mates supreme court in all cases^Involving the question of jurisdiction of^the court below. The seuate. amendments^were non-concurred in to the leglalative^and executive appropriation bill. The^committee on apprunriatlona reported^back the fortification appropriation bill^with the senate amendments. The con^^ference report on the aenate bill for the ad^^mission of the atate of South Dakota,^which is a total disagreement, was agreed^to, and a new conference ordered, liaker,^New York, offered a resolution giving the^house conferees the following Instructions^First, to exclude the territory of New^Mexico from the bill; second, to lasjaxsal^the bill so as to provide for the admission^of South Dakota by proclamation of the^president under the Moux Falls constitu^^tion; third, that the proposed stale* of^North Dakota, Montana arid Washington^be admitted on the, aame basia, either all^by proclamation of the preftioVnt or all by^formal acts of admission. Cox, New^York, offered a substitute differing only^from Uakur's proposition in that it provides^for the admissiou of North Dak ^ta, Mon^tana and Washington by proclamation of^the president
SpringerInsisted on retaining in the hill^tin-provision for the admission of N^w^Mexico. Nymes, Colorado, declared that^no petition had been presented, no bill in^^troduced to show that the people of New^Mexico destrwl admission Into the union,^lie did not sea why the people of New^Mexico ahould be forced Into the union by^having a proviaion tacked on to the Da^^kota bill for political purposes. Hreckeu-^mUe, Kentucky, argued against the ex^^clusion of New Mexico. Wilson, Minne^^sota, spoke against the proposition that the^house should yield in regard to New^Mexico. If it was known that the house^was firm In its position, th^- senate would^r^eede from its disagreeiue.nl to ihu house^asaeodsseol
Joseph,New Mexico, said the oldest terri^^tory in the uniou came knocking for the^fourth time at the doors of eongres*, ask^^ing tor admission. He would ratio r be^the citizen of a republican state that of a^^]^ ^im-rratic territory. Rogers, Arkansas,^thought the time had arrived when the^whole territorial system ought to be wiped^out. He would adopt a constitutional^amendment preventing L'tah, aa an impure^alater, from coming Into the alaterhood of^states, and then admit every other terri^^tory as a state.
Bakeraccepted Cox's resolution aa a sub^stltute for his own. Hreckenridge, Ken^tucky, demanded a division of the instruc^t ions and a vote was first taken upon that^part of the resolution instructing the con-^fereea to eliminate New Mexico from the^bill. It was agreed to^yeas, 135; nsya, 104.^At the last moment Brerkenridge changed^his vote from the negative, to the affirma^^tive for the purpose of moving a reeonsid^eration. On motion of Baker the motion to^rajajajMMrff was laid upon the table. The^next clause voted upon was that instruct^log tbe conferee* to amend the hill^so as to provide for the admission^of South Dakota by proclamation^without further vote on the ^|u^atton^^f division. This clauae was agreed to^^yeas, 1ST; nsys, 102- A motion to recon^^sider and lav upon the table was made by^Baker and the yeas and nays were ordered^on the latter motion. Breckenridg** inter^Jected a motion to adjourn, but this waa^voted down. Baker appealed In the name of^the appropriation bills to Brw-kenridge not^to filibuster against this measure. Brecken-^ridge replied that h^ did not intend to fill^buster an* longer than was necessary to^secure a full house to vote on the measure,^and that ^*ould be secured to morrow.
McMillan,Tenn., interpolated another^motion to adlourti and demanded the yeas^and nays, which were trder^d. This mo^^tion having been voted down^yeas, H2;^nays, 142^Breckeundge followed It up^with a motion for a recess until 11:30 to^^morrow and raised the point of no quorum.^Baker and Breckenrldge then attempted to^reach an arrangement by which a vote on^the motion to tabla the uioiioa to recousioer
shouldbe taken now, but the demand for^^regular order^ from the republican side^cut abort any agreement and McMlllau^again moved an adjournment The motion^to adjourn having been voted down, an ar^rangeinent was effected whereby a vote on^ttie resolution ahould be taken to-morrow^at i i , and the houae then adjourned.
Inthe senate to-day the resolution here^^tofore offered by Stewart for a select com^^mittee of seven senators on the irrigation^and reclamation of arid landa i with a clerk^at a* per day) was agreed to. Morgan of^^fered an amendment to the resolution re^^ported from the committee on privileges^and elections, which was laid on the table^and ordered printed. It Instructs the com^tulttee so to frame legislation on the sub^^ject of elections that It shall not apply to^any state whose constitution and laws pro^^vide ample security for the honest exercise^ot the right to vote, for a just and impartial^counting aud return of votes, aud for a^Just, Impartial and true ascertainment and^certification of the results, and in wtttfib^state those requirements have been^honestly complied with. Wilson,^Iowa, addresaed tthe aenate^In support of the bill relating^to imported llquora, introduced by Mr.^Frje Dec. -1, lw7. reported back adversely^from the judiciary committee March It),^iKSh, and then placed on the calendar. No^aetsoa was taken.
Thesenate then resumed consideration^of the resolution reported from tbe commit^^tee on privileges and elections and was ad^dressed by Coke. He declared the report^of the cotmultt.ee unjust, one-sided and par^tlsan. It was based principally on the tes^^timony of three memorialists, ilackworth.^Moore and Schuetze, and took no note of^the testimony of twenty seven witnesses to^the i ffect that Ilackworth and Schuetze^were men of infamoua character aud un^worthy of credit, and that Moore was^*bout as bad as the others. Hecondemned.^an Mm people of Washington county aud of^Text* condemned, all violations of the law^there and declared that the attempt to fix^the reapoLstbllity for them on that people^had no support except the taattinnuy of^this infamoua tiIn ^nd some of th'. ir vilest^coadjutora. These ttuhad tried to^make it appear they were forced to leave^the countrv because ot their politics, while^he declsred when the memorialists lost the^public offices which they had held in the^county they were covered all over with in^^dictments for official malfeasance. Coke^sent to the clerk's desk and had read a^counter memorial of citizens of Itrenham,^painting In very dark coiora the characters^of Ilackworth and Shultz, denying all their^material allegations and presenting the^democratic aide of the trouble in Washing^^ton county. Without concluding his^speech, Coke yielded for other business,^and after an executive session the aenate^adjourned.
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BaI'TIMokk,Feb. 14.^The Sun's Wash^^ington *|^ecial says ^It looks now very^much as If the feamoan conference at Her^tin will not he attended by a representative^of the preseut administration. Count Arco^Valley, the Herman minister, called upon^Secretary Bayard yesterday and Informed^hitu the latter's answer to Blamarck'a pro^^posal for a conference had been aent to^Berlin by mall. It will reach Berlin about^the 20th. The Uerman foreign office will^probably takeaevtral days to consider Bay-^ary'a auggestlou and the answer, If sent by^mall, will hardly rt*ach this country before^tbe beginning of the Harrison regime.^Uiere si t iiin to be no good reason why the^mleHpnhdi'tlce should not have been con^d.k trd hy telegraph. The assumption U^that Bismarck's resort to the mailt was^s. uply a trick to gain time to punish the^Sarnoans b*fore the negotiations at Berlin.^In well Informed quarters here there Is a^suspicion that t^ermsny has already sent^reinforcements to Samoa to revenge the^killing of a number of men In the recent^tight with Mataafa. It Is not at all unlike^^ly we will ultimately hear of another^bloody battle. Bayard, however, has made^the most vigorous protest agaiust such a^course, and has hiuted It will be scarcely^worth while to hold a conference unless^^o-rmany gives practical evidence of a sin^^cere desire to nromote the restoration of^peace In the islands by foregoing her desire^for vengeance.
Wahhinoton,Feb. 14.^It Is said at the^state department that as there Is not the^the slightest wish or desire on the part of^the president ot Secretary Bayard to em^^barrass the incoming administration with^respect to itaisamnan policy, and therefore^lt|ts not at all likely that thepresent admin^iteration will arrogate to itself the selection^of an American representative at the pro^posed conference at Berlin, or that It will^take any action whatever that might tend^to commit the next administration.
Ai'ki.and,Feb. 14^Latest advices^from Samoa say there has been no change^In the situation since the last report There^has been n fighting and Tamasese and^Mstaafa remain in their stronicholds. The^llntish consul has warned British subject*^not to supply the natives with arms, and^to maintain strict neutrality. The British^war ship Calliope has replaced the war^ship Koyallst. The Oerman and Ameri^^can war ships remain stationary. Han^Brandero, a leading partisan of Tamasese,^has been recalled to Berlin.
I'owderlyIf a* Hud Hoiti*^ K*|t^rlf-iH t* hHIi^I,^MMroii, tli^* Informer.
Philadelphia,Feb. 14. Powderly de-^dclares Leceron is a cold-blooded villain of^the worst type, and unworlh) of credence.^Powderly exhibits a letter sent him by [#*^^earoii during the strike of the engineers on^the Missouri Pscific roads, throe yeara ago,^endeavoring to eutrap him Into a couapira-^cy. Lecaron declared the only solution^waa dynamite, and asked Powderly to give^him the names of his trusted lleutensnts.^While Powderly was pretending to counsel
eeacefulmeasures, Lecaron would furnish^ia lieutenants with the material for the^destruction of every bridge and culvert on^the line. Powderly warned the strikers to^have nothing to do with Lecaron. Powdej^ly has sent a copy of this letter to Michael^Davitt. with a letter of his own, in which^he declares Locarou's statements about the^dyua.ml* Influence at the league conven^^tions In this country, are untrue.
NxwVokk Feb. 14^John Devoy de^^clares the statement of Informer Lecaron^that he carried a in- swage from Parnell to^Devoy, la false. Devoy declares Parnell^never belonged to any of the dynamite sec-^tiona or had nnylhing to do with tnem.
I'll LKM1NKD TO HAM^ HIM.
A Ml*nlft^lp|^l YlxlIaiH-r Commlttem Who^Are A iixIoun to Im* J udge and Jury.
St.Louis, Feb. 14 ^The body of a rail^^road brakeman, James Jenkins, waa found^yesterday In Water Valley, Miss., with his^throat cut. A notorious dive keeper named^William Harris, was arrested for tbe mur^der. Aa Harris was being removed to jail^he was taken from the officers by a mob,^but returned later. He was again cap^lured by the mob and was being strung^up when Kev. Hudson appeared, and after^an Impassioned sppeal for due course of^law, the crowd returned Harris to the cal^^aboose. Last night another mob attacked^the Jail and forred an entrance, but found^Harris had been nt to Coffeyvllle. It la^said another mob will go to Coffey viile aud^hang Harris.
ThaEpiUph Which May be Truth,^fully Applied to the Administra^^tion of Cleveland.
AnInterview With the President Show^^ing How He Regards the Party's^Future Prospects.
mmKlnu in liu ii. m. f in Has I saaawawS^Triumph of I u I it Kerorm Tha^OHM Hrrtlft* juration.
Bai.timokk,Feb. 14.^The Sun to-mor^^row will publish a long dispatch from^Washington giving an eulogistic review of^President Cleveland'!! adiniuistratlon and^long Interview with the president him^^self on the Incidents and experiences of the^past four years. The Sun declares the key^^note of Mr. Cleveland's policy from the t^e^ginning has been to give the people a^practical, business-like administration, Ir^^respective of personal considerations.^'^There Is probably no American tn public^life,^ says the writer, ^who has a deeper,^more genuine sympathy with the people,^and there never has been a president more^accessible, or one who surrendered so much^of hla time to gratify the natural curiosity^and interest of the people than has Mr.^Cleveland. In conversation with the writer^the president remarked that his afternoon^reception a were tbe oleasautest Incidents^uf his ofilctal life. The close of his admin^istration finds htm aa busy, and perhaps^even busier, than when he was In^office. Much of his time la con^^sumed unnecessarily by the want^of consideration dlsnlayed by con^gressmen in Introducing persons^who merely eall to pay their respeets^The afternoon receptions were set aside tor^this class of vlaitora, hut the majority of^cougreasmeti pay little attention to the^rule. Notwithstanding his patience under^these esactinna, and the fact that almost^hla entire time during the day has Ih cu
8Henup to the public the president has^een criticised for being exclusive, and^complaints have been made that he would^not give the representative men of his^party the opportunity of consulting freely^with him. It is known to his friends that^the president feels acutely this charge. He
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Washimoton,Feb. 14 ^ The president^haa approved the act for the relief of the^town of Flagstaff, Ariz.
CarrollI). Wright, of Boston, was con^^firmed as commissioner of labor to-day.
Thelast of the state receptions of Presi^^dent Clevelsnd to official society drew an^unusually large crowd to the white house^to-night. The reception was to the army^and navy. The decorations were elaborate^and beautiful.
allalong has born animated hy a high and^tv to the people, and^this has often prompted him to a course of^action hi opposition to the wish or opinion^of hla personal friends.
Itmay be stated that the president Is^thoroughly satisfied with the practical out^^come of his administration and its elici t oaj^the fortunes of the democratic party. He^la very earnest In predicting a great tuture^for the democracy and in asserting unqual^^ified devotion to the party. 'It la a grand^party,' aald he, 'and was never in beitaf^shape than at present. When we consider^the condition it was in before the. tariff^Issue waa formulated, the want of unauim^Ity, tbe wide divergence of views on mmy^poiuts, aud the united support It gave me^during the campaign, who can doubt that^Its status has been improved aud thst It^has a glorious future before it,^ The^president is as firm now as he ever was in^the opinion that tariff reform Is a great^living issue fur the democracy. He regards^It as an issue in harmony with the spirit^and traditlona of the party, and one Involv^^ing great benefits to the people, lie believes^sooner or later I he tolling uissses will be^thoroughly aroused to an Indignant per^^ception of the burdens unjustly Imposed^upon them by Hie tariff laws, and of the^fact that the taxing power of the nation Is^being recklessly used for the benefit of a^favored few. lie does not tolerate the Idea^that the democracy was beaten on the tar^^iff Issue last fall. Mad certain conditions^been eliminated from the campaign,' he^says, 'we would have won a decisive vic^^tory.'
Sofar as he Is Individually concerned,^he has no regrets at laying down hla trust^He thinks the defeat ot the democracy Is to^he deplored because of the injury resulting^to public Interests, but personally he axper*^lences a profound sense of relief at the^prospect of a speedy release from the or^deal to which he has bern exposed during^the past four years. One of the most try^^ing features of his position has been^that In the discharge of his official^duties he has been called upon frequently^to offend persons whone friendship ami^good opinion he valued. Insensibility,^with which he haa so often been accused,^Is a trait of character which he has no ex^cuso for. He has had to fight tor the right^at almost every step of his official progress^and he isnatuiallv tired of the continuous^wear and tear of the contest. It is an open^secret that he accepted the democratic^nomliiatlou last Hummer with genuine re^^luctance, and after earnest ^(forts to es^cape it. Ills supposed politics! aspirations^for the future do not exist. There is no ri^^valry on Ida part between himself and any^^body else. '1 am In no one's way,' he nays.^'I shall be delighted to be relieved of the^carea of the presidency on the 4th of March^next. On purely personal grounds there^will be no happier man In the United^States.'
Withreference to the civil service sys^^tem, he Is as firm and decided as In his^vlewaonthe tariff question, lie believes^civil serv ice reform has come to^stay. He has treated it solely as a^practical question, and has been^much hampered and embarrassed by^the vsgarles of sentimental reformers and^theorists who have been continually urg^^ing htm to this or that for mere sensa: lonal^effect, which he did not regard as Judicious^He has eudeavored to give, the civil service^scheme a fair trial, and expresses Ihiiim it^fully satisfied wish the results. The worst^type of bureaucracy was developed under^the spoils systeiif of former aduilnistra^tlona. When Mr. Cleveland came into of^^fice he found the departments tilled with^incompetents who had found permanent^lodgment there through favoritism. Hla^doubt ia whether sufficient clearing out has^been done to subserve the best interests of^the government and to give a wide scope^for civil service reform through its neth^nda In filling the places of Inef^^ficient with capable men. The president^recognizes the whole ferlmg of the great^mass of democratic oflice seekers, who ex^^pected place and recognition and the dls-^appolntmenta aud irritation which resulted^from his inability to satisfy them. It la a^matter of deep regret to him that he could^not do so, but he had a higher public duty^to perforin - the purification and elevatiou^of the public service, the elimination from^party polities, as far as possible of the de^grading use of 'patronage.' He tit very^earnest In hla advocacy of the civil service^system as being a thoroughly practical re^^form, and In no sense undemocratic, lie^thinks the work of his administration has^fixed thla reform as a permanent feature of^our system of government and that no^party can afford to antaiioni/.e it openly.
Sofar as his own statua in the party la^atferied by hla attitude on the civil isTfats^quentlnn. it may be said he regarda bimaelf^a better democrat than many of his critics.
Thepresident Is especially gratified at^the result of his administration In the pros^^perity and happiness of the southern peo^pie. both blacx and white. He believes In^making no distinctions between any of^these and ha deprecates atrongly the re^^vival of animosities which were supposed^to be dead and burled. He Is satisfied that^the race problem enn be worked out by tre^people of that section without outside in^terfererice, He speaks in term-* of gra:- ful^appreciation of the hearty and united sup^^port accorded him by the members of his^cabinet. The article concludes as follows:^In view of the Jobbery and scheming^which permeated every department of the^public service under former regimes, and^which seemed to hsve become a permsnent^feature of official life in Washington, no^more honorable epitaph could be applied^to the adrnlnlatratlon now drawing to a^close than the emphatic declaration of the^president to the writer: 'We have noth^^ing Pi bide.'
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Washikoton,Feb 14-A telegram re-^eetvedatlhe navy department announces^the success of the official trial of the gun^^boat Yorktown yesterday. The vessel^made sixteen knots an hour and met the^nxjuiieuMHiiuf a,ouu horse power.
The French Mini.try. Defeated hi the^t haiiiber of Deputies, IteAlsjiiA.
pAKiEt,Feb. 14 ^The chamber of depu-^tlea was crowded to-dsy. Tbe Prince of^Wales and Lord Lytton, the lirltlsh am^^bassador, occupied seats tn the diplomatic^gallery. Uaron Machln, president of the^right, moved to adjourn the debate on the^revision question for one week. He aald^the right deelred to complete tbe revision^aa well as the dissolution of the chamber.^Premier Ploquet refuaed to entertain the^motion, stating the government could not^consent to dissolve tbe chamber, liaron^Ma. bin's motion was rejected-376 to 178.^Count Milllefeu, In movtng an Indefinite^postponement of the revision debate, said:^^The electional period virtually begins to^^day, l et ua leave to the people the^duty of Indicating what kind of revision^they deatre. Let ua not lose time in dis^^cussing a question that is In no wise defi^^nite, instead of pursuing a policy of egot-^.^01. let us return to the policy of common^sense.
Klnquct,replying, reminded the house^that the government was pledged to make^the revision proposal the immediate order^of the day alter the scrutln d'arrondesse-
Atthe conclusion of Kloquet's remarks a^division was taken and fount Mtlilefeu's^motion was adopted^U07 to HIM. Premier^Klnquei thereupon announced the ministry^would immediately resign.
Immediatelyafter the announcement the^uiemlM'r* of the ministry senttheir reslgna^Hons to President Carnot. This was a^complete surprise to the chamber. Kloquet^had said nothing liuplyiug an intention to^make a motion to adjourn the cabinet quea-^tlan. lioth the left and right were unaware^how the uiintatry would regard the vote.^The majority Included members of the^right and a number of opportunists.
Afterthe adjournment the radical left^aud extreme lett held a meeting and aent a^delegation to Kloquet to express regret at^the fall of the cabinet and congratulating^the retiring premier upon his firmness.
Afterthe ministers had tendered their^resignations Carnot sent for M. Miline,^president of the chamber of deputies, and^subsequently had a conference with M.^I.eKnyer, president of the senate. A ru^^mor was current this afternoon that Miline^had been asked to form a cabinet, but to-^n|ght It is stated President Carnot has as^yet intrusted no one with the task.
Uen.It. nil anger was a passive spectator^of the proceedings in the chamber of depu^^ties. Immediately after adjournment he^issued a manifesto to the electors of the de^^partment of the Seine. In thla he claimed^credit for his party for ^the overthrow of the^discredited ministry that was attempting to^ensnare the country by the comedy of a^proposal to revise the constitution which.^If passed by the chamber, the ministry well^kuew would be rejected by the seuate.^^He proceeds: ^We would not allow the^cabinet thus to deceive universal suffrage^and to cousecrate its usurpation ny^doing the work of a constituent^assembly. The fall of this 111 omened min^^istry which had already planned laws for^the restriction of liberty, will be a relief to^the public conscience. It Is a step further^toward the dissolution ot the chamber and^a convocation of a constituent assembly.^After the vote on the scrutln d'arrondlsse-^ment bill, which, in Its author's mind, was^nothing more than a blow dealt at uiuver^sal suffrage, the electoral period has com^^menced It Is for the country to speak.^Vivo la Itepubllqne.
WILLNOT PAY TAXI^.
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Cmm iikm Fkkhy, I^sk., Keb. 14.^Con^^siderable excltunent exists regarding the^half-breed situational .St John. Itaeems^vigorous attempts are being made by the^Kolette county officials to collect taxes from^such half-breeds as are alleged to be regu^^larly taxable. Yesterday alTalra culmin^^ated In direct opposition to the policy of^the county officials, and assumed the ap^^pearance of an outbreak, sheriff Klynn^and a deputy made a descent upon the set-^tlemeut and succeeded at first in making a^lew collections. Later, however, the half-^breeds assembled from all directions, being^Joined by others from the reservation, and^pressing attout the sheriff and his man, they^forced him to disgorge his collections. The^sheriff, realizing he was no match for the^increasing nurntters of savages, retreated to^St. John and called upon the local militia for^assistance. Major McKee Immediately^placed his command underarms. In the^meantime rumor states a message has been^seut to (Jov. Church requesting him to give^the soldiers at KortTott-n orders to march^to St. John If needed. The half breeds are^loud In their denunciation of thla attempt^to collect taxes, or rob them, as they say^and claim they will resist to the last min^^ute. Bbarlfl Vlynn has been notified that^he will be fihnt un slght^tf he again makes^a similar attempt, rhe alarming part of^the situation seems to be that a largo nuiu^her of tbe 4,000 half breeds on the reserva^^tion are preparing to take a hand In the^mailt i and bfo dshe 1 Is feard. The local^miiitia comnany at m. John Is marching to^the scene or the disturbance.
I^ rath or ^ has. Iliileuu, of l^eer I.oil are-^The Iteeord for Three Months.
1^khit UoMMb Keb. 14.^[Special to the^Independent. | -Mr. Charles Kuleau died^at his residence hereto-day. Deceased was^one of Moniana's ploneera, having come to^ttie territory In the spring of 1HS34. He set-^tied in Deer Lodge in lHOo and has resided^here ever since, lie was a good citizen^and well known and highly esteemed^throughout the territory. Deceased was^6H yeara of age, and leaves a widow. He^will be burled under the auspices of the^Masonic fraternity, with which order he^was prominently connected. The death of^Mr. Kuleau makes the sixth ^old timet^^w ho has died here within the last three^months. The other five were James if u^ley, John Bradley, Joaquin Abascal, N.^Ilumbur and James IVtty, all of whom^cam* to Montana prior to lHttft.
Theman Plnkham or I'ickup, arrested^and placed in jail here on Tuesday,charged^with being Tascott, was released last night^on affidavits made by several parties that^they had known the accused for more than^two years, and that he could not be the^murderer of Snell. Detective Mrhllchltng^is not satisfied, and had him photographed^and has forwarded it to Chicago for Identi^^fication.
Tellerfor the Cabinet.^Inmanai'omh, Keb. 14^It Is being^talked In well-informed circles here thst^.Senator Henry M. Teller, of Colorado, is^slated for the Interior department. The^information that Oen. Harrison haa had^Teller's name under serious consideration^for several weeks comes from a very relia^^ble and conservative source, and It la as^^serted with conelderable confidence that a^tender has actually been made to Mr.^Teller.
Atthe Opera House.
Therewas a very fair audience at the^Opera house last night to see Miss Gage as^Ksnchon, ami those present went away^satisfied. This popular play was as well^rendered as It has ever been to a Helena^audience. Mlsa Gage seemingly improves^with every play she gives, ana will rank^with the theatre-going public with Katie^Putnam, the city's first love. Tbe support^seemed better than usual and espec^^ially is the acting of Mrs. H K. Keene to^be commended. As Uld Kadet she out^ranks any on the stage at the present time.^Mlssea Clara and Lydla Knott. Kent^Thomas and H Keene were highly appre^elated.
Thepo, -ilar emotloual drama, ^East^1 .y nne, ' will be given to-night.
TheDocument on Which the Times^Based Its Sensational Article^Produced in Court.
Soames,Its Possessor, Tails How It^and Other Papers Came Into^His Keeping.
***Au!e*nLetter* Altogether Sarurwl bj^tha Times, hir Which II Paid a^Good Kouutl
Loudon,Feb. 14.-Soames, solicitor for^the Times, testified before the Parnell^commission to-day thut he visited Dublin^tn May, 1HKX, in quest of evidence, lie in^^terviewed a person who was introduced to^him as a former employe In the office of tbe^league, and who produced a slip bearing^the atgnsture of Anna Parnell, specimens^of Patrick Egan's handwriting and a bun^^dle of documents. Those documents were^brought to London In 1888 and embodied^in an affidavit In O'lVmnell's suit against^Walker tor libel. Attorney -General Web^^ster, in arguing in favor of tbe admission^ot the letter alleged to have been written^by Parm-il, let slip the fact that they were^received from a man named Phillips, aald^to lie an accountant of the league. The^court refuted to admit the letter. Soames,^continuing, produced five letters. Includ^^ing a letter the far simile of which was^printed in the rimes.
Attorney-iGeneral Webster requested^that wltuess be submitted genuine epecl-^mens of ParneU's algnature. The court^debarred the question as to whether the^witnees thought the letter which appeared^In the Times was genuine. Soames said^he believed the body of the letter was In^Campbell's writing, while the signature^was ParneU's. When he discovered the^Parnell letters he also came across docu^^ments which he supposed to be Egan's.^Three of Kgan's letters were found In^Carey's house, where two letters In Camp^bell's writing were also discovered. Wit^^ness produced these letters, together^with other specimens of Kgan's writ^^ing. At this point Mr Charles Kusaell^said ^We can only give these documents^a cursory glsuee. The court must not as^^sume all will be unquestioned.^ Attorney^Gen. Webster rejoined be did not tuppose^sir t has. Kusseli would admit the genuine^^ness of the letters. Soames further testi^^fied that Kichard Piggott gave the Parnell^letter* to Houston, m-eretary of the Irish^Loyal and Patriotic Union, who banded^them to McDonald.
Oncross * xsmination witness said he^was not coiituited regarding the publica^^tion of the articles on ^Parnelttsra and^Crime,^ though he knew they were^being prepared early In 1887. Mr. Klan*^nlgsn, the son of an Irlah ^ idge,^co-operated with a gentleman on the^stair of the Times tn preparing the arti^^cle*. I'p to Jan. 1888. twelve letters had^been obtained from Piggott Later, more^letters, written by Kgan. O Kelly, and^Davitt, were obtained, making a total of^seventeen. He did not know precisely what^was paid for the letters; probably whatever^waa paid oasned through htm. The first^pa* mi nt of ^1000 was made to Houston.^It was partly for the expense of going to^America and partly for the payment of Dr.^Maguire aud other asslatauts. Successive^subsequent payments to Houston were^laOO, 130, ^40, ^lt AJ1KU, two, ^362 and^^100. Witness paid Moser about ^2.000,^Klrby ^260 and another agent, named^Thompson, ^.H00. Touching Davltt'a let^^ter, witness tiMik pains to form a conclusive^opinion. He decided It was genuine. Ad^^journed.
TheCalumet miuI IIitIm ^ beteil Down In^Hope or I'uttliiK Out the Klre.
Calt ua r, Mich., Keb. 14.^All tbe Calu^^met and Hecla shafts except No. 5 were^sealed yesterday afternoon, as the miners^at work In shafts \os. 2 and 4 were forced^to come up on account of gas and smoke.^There ia still a fire burning In these sec^^tions, but no encroachment upon new tim^^ber la being made. The shafts sre being^hanked ami the uld process of smothering^will be pursued. How long the mine may^remain closed ia now as indefinite as ever.
Hsronde Cntegiher. ncently prime min^^ister of Itrszil, is dead.
Stanleystill leads in the woman's bicy^^cle race at New York, with a score of 414^miles for four days.
Nearlycomplete returns show tbe^amendment to the Nevada atate constitu^^tion authorizing a state lottery has been^detested.
Thefast four year-old trotting filly^Kosoue Itoiitts, by Mscy's Hsmbletonisn,^has been sold for 510,000. She will be taken^to Cuba.
TheCossack expedition which recently^landed at Tadjurah, is organizing a large^caravan and luteuda to proceed to ankobar,^Abyssinia.
TheDublin Kvening Mall says It hears^that ParneU's health has developed a very^serious turn aud that hla relatives enter^^tain feara for his recovery.
Theameer of Afghanistan la circulating^a rumor of approaching war with Hussla.^it Is alleged ne Is beheading S00 persons^dally for Interfering with frontier traffic.
Bartholomew(Met*, agent of the Uma^^tilla Indians, Oregon,has been arraigned by^especial agent of tin* Indian department^on the charge of falsifying his vouchers.
TheItalian government had consented^to gl\e the use of the Collsei ru to the^American base ball players, but It has been^found the dangerous state of the galleries^precludes the idea of playing in the arena.
Afire In the Neely block, Memphis.^T. nii . last night, destroyed M. Sehwartze'a^dry goods store and the Mansfield Drug^company. The total loss Is estimated at^$196,000
TheChicago, Hurlingtnn A Qulncy ex^^press train collided with a freight train^south of St Augustine, 111., last night^lioth trains were badly wrecked and ^a-^preas Messenger Hill and the freight satj^ductor and brakeman serioualy Injured.
Anothertragedy waa enacted at Lake^Sternberg, Kavaria, yesterday, when two^persons drowned themselves in its waters,^since the suicide of King Ludwig, eleven^persons have drowned themselves In the^lake.
WilliamL. Porter, lust retired as county^treasurer of Vermillion county, Ind , Is^short siL'.OOO In his accounts. He has deed^^ed all his property In trust for the benefit^of his bondsmen.
Aspecial agent of the government who^has been Investigating the Indian training^school at Gt-noa, Neb., haa reported to^Washington that gross Irregularities have^been discovered In the accounts of Horace^H Lhase, superintendent. His removal^w ill no doubt immediately follow.
Juatlcetrlinen, of tbe New York^supreme court, has denied the motion^made on behalf of Henry ^^Ives and Geo. H. stayner for a change of^venue In the big suit brought against them^by the Cincinnati, Hamilton A Dayton^railroad.
Duringthe debate on tbe army bill In the^lower house of the Hungarian diet yeater-^day, Herr Cgron accused the ministry of^using the influence of the crown to exer^^cise pressure in favor of the measure. Tbe^remarks of Ugron caused a tumult Amid^the applause of the supporters of the gov^^ernment Von Tltza, prime minister, msde^a speech repelling the attack on tbe minis^^try. The house then adopted the order of^the day proposed by Von Tfsxa,
J.-vs.0.^ Feb. 14.-On the petition of^the Uoston Safe Deposit and Trust com^^pany, to-day, the circuit court appointed a^receiver for tbe Ohio and Weth m Coal and^I rou company. The forecl^^mre of a^mortgsge ol three and a hall .million la^asked.