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45 IN MONTANA, º d n 1E
VOL, XXXlh_--NO 9_. ___ - - HENOAATEAMRN, Y119.|
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The Glethier.
St. Louis Block, Main St
One Price. Square Dealing.
Where Will We Buy?
It is not such an easy matter to
decide, when one considers there
are upwards of a dozen stocks of
clothing in Helena, and the un
wary, or the customer not posted,
is: liable to drop into a store
where their neighbor can buy
much cheaper, because they
question the price. All will agree
that a business house that would
sell you a suit for $1o after an
effort to get $15 would rob you
of $5 if you did not ward them
off in stating these facts. We
appeal to the public: "Which
most deserves your patronage,.
the one price dealer, or the hovse
which would rob you if you
"a',iald allow it?"
Whal Shall We Buy?
Why, boys' clothing, of course,j
and if you haven't boys of your
own, present them to your more
fortunate neighbor. They're so
cheap-you will smile when you
hear the prics. Our Mr. Ben
Harris, on his recent eastern
visit, bought a lot of goods from
a manufacturer who is retiring
from the trade, at far below the
cost of production, and we will
to-day sell these goods to our
friends and patrons at prices less
than those at which any dealer in
HIelena owns them. Prices sim
ply ridicul6us. We do not make
the claim to be as low, but we
claim to UNDElOSEII.L. any dealer
in Helena. We have a line of
Children's Suits from $2.50o to $4
that we claim no dealer will offer
you within 50 per cent. of the
prices we name.
You can form no idea of their
merit unless you see them, and if
won't come to see them you will
miss the greatest set of bargains
ever offered in Helena.
Business Suits.
The rage for black continues,
and is greater than it was last
year. We meet it wi.h the
largest stock in the city, no
doubt. We show them in ''hib
ets, Cheviots, Flannels, Serges
and Corkscrews. The prevail
ing style is sack, and one of the
handsomest suits that is shown
this year is our 7906, a serpentine
Wale Cheviot, bound and patch
pockets, that will be a seller or
we miss our guess.
Spring Overcoats,
Have been in such active de
mand that eur lines are badly
broken. We have therefore
marked them down to such price
that any one wishing to purchase
will sacrifice style to price. We
have two shades, a gray at $i2.50
and a light brown at $ 2, that
are bargains in any Country.
Don't miss them if you want to
buy a Spring Overcoat.
You will find our goods clean
and well assorted-not the shop
worn rel:cs of bygone ages, with
moss on the edges-but all nice
stylish patterns, well aasorted,
and what is the most important
in a'clothing house,
Well Bought and Sold
The Glothier.
St, Louis iloc, Main St,
ne Price. Square Dealing.
If He Is Convinced Later on That
no Republican Can Be
The Premier Undoubtedly in the
Hands of His Friends,
Awaiting 1892.
Lines on Which the Speakership Contest
Will Be Fought-R.emovaL of the
WASIIINTON, May 11.-In spite of the
"loyalty" letter which 'rinoe uase's paper I
has referred to, as having been written
by Blaine when he accepted the office of
secretary of state, and which has been
treated as a pledge by Blaine not to permit
himself to be nominated for president so
long as Harrison wants to be renominated,
the politicians, and a good many of those
in ofHlge under Harrison, are still laughing
at thfidea that anything on earth can pre
vail against the Blaine boom in 1892. These
men know that all anti-election assurances
go for nothing if a man chooses to "place
himself in the hands of his friends," and
that there is plenty cf time between this
date and the convention for Mr. Blaine's
friends to relieve him of responsibility for
anything he may have written in the fall of
1888 or the spring of 1891.
The "boomers" are sure of this: That if
Blaine sees his way clear to the election of
a republican candidate for president he will
allow his name to be offered to the conven
tion. If he concludes before the conven
tion meets that the republican party is
doomed to defeat he will be for Harrison.
That may be encouraging to the few men
who are determined that Harrison shall be
again a candidate at any cost, but not a
very confident view of the republican out
look. Inside accounts of the meeting of
the republican leagues at Cincinnati repre
sent the Blaine sentiment to have been so
urevalent that efforts were made by influ
ontial republicans to have the newspapers
tone down the pictures which were to be
sent out by the correspondents. That was
a species of "loyalty" as deceptive as the
alleged lette: pledging the Mainecstatesman
to suppress his ambition while he was per
mitted to occupy a seat under the shadow
of the White house as Harrison's adviser.
Some of the Blaine men here are direct
ing attention to the fact that the president,
since he began his journey to the Pacific
coast and back, has not mentioned the ne
cessity for a force bill in any of his '
speeches, either in the south or the west.
The Blaine men say that the president has I
ovidently determined to app opriate
Blaine's opinions on that subject, although I
that involves the abandonment of the meas
ure that he suggested in hia inaugural ad
dresa, and which he has fought for mole I
peaeistently than aiRy other, not excepting I
the tariff bill, which he permitted to be I
nmodilted to meet Mr. Biaine's reciprocity I
views. ]
'he admirols of the secretary of state say f
that it is impossible to keep tlese facts I
from the republicans and that it is every- t
where plain that Harrison is endeavoring a
i'o Imake use ot all the "glory" that Blains
is wiinning to help himself and that he is i
exhibiting his concern by using his son's f
:tiper to advertise what he expects Mr.
Maine to do to prove his "loyalty."
ilamie to do to prove his "loyalty."
Gossip Started by the Appearance of Mc
Miltn in n Washington.
WASmNINTON, May 11.-The recent ap
pearance in the city of Representative Mc
Millin, of Tennessee, s3ems to have started
a.ripple of talk about the speakershiDofthe
Fifty-second congress that is not traceable
to any rarticular activity in the canvass.
By several members of the noxt house, who
have been in this city, the information has
been given that none of them have yet re
ceived any intimation front either of the
candi!ates for the speakership of a desire
for support. Whether the candidates have
considered it too early to begin sending out
invitation' for pledges, or the requests had
not reached the men who have been ques
tioned here, it is certain that several of the
candidates have been laboring with dili.
gence to accumulate supporters.
While the assertion made by a warm
friend of Mr. Mills that the chances of the
'exas candidate are "'ten to one" against
the others is an exagge'ation, even the ad
v cutes of Mr. Crisp tsa the most capable of
all the leading meon on the democratic side
admit that Mr. Mills will be mo e difficult
to beat than they believed when the Fifty
first congress adjourned. The opposition
to Crisp has been increased perhaps by the
too frequent suggestion that he had behind
hun, as his chief supporters, Mr. Gorman
and Gov. Hill. He is also opposed by mem
bers of his own delegation, and there are
some indications that Kentucky and Ten
neseee will furnish votes to Mills that will
go to hlnn rather than help the Crisp fight
by scatterinr.
If the advice of Mr. Carlisle that the
tariff be made the leading issue in the par
ty, and that silver be subordinated, Mr.
Mills will be helped, and. as the unques
tioned leader of the tariff party in congress,
lie will lie supported if there should be a
test between himu and Crisp). The attempt
to make it appear that Mr. Crisp is not a
low-tariff man has not been successfully
made out by his record, nor does he appear
to be harmed as much as he may be by the
snggestion that he is a candidate of the
Raitndall democrats in the house. There is
no liandall democratic wing in the house.
As a section of the demotsu atic party in
congress, it was dead before its leadse.
No candidate will attempt to win in the
next congrressaa with Mr. Randall's name on
his banner.
Mr. Crisp was anxious for the removal of
the tobacco taxes. So were all the Virginia
nud North Carolina democrats, yet they
were till low-tatriti mesn, and nonle of themr
was like Mr. Itanudall in any other respect.
They were for the abolition of all tobacco
taxes because of a home demand for the
wiping out of the internal revenue systemn.
Mr. Ra:tndall demanded the removal of the
taxtes because the reduction of the income
of the government. by the abolition of in
ternal revenue taxes, made it more dilticult
to Ieduce the customs taxes inmposed for
the protection of the men who elected Mr.
Itandall to congress.
Fligiht Over tile Return of Dakota Chey.
elnne Indians.
WASHINGTON, May 11.-The commission
which has been appointed to settle the
boundary line dispute of the great Sioux
reservation will, in addition to its duties
prescribed by law, undertake a mission
which was provided for in the ludian ap
propriation bill passed at the first session
if the last congress. The bill provided that
Ihe secretary of the interior should Iego
tate with the Northern Choeyotlnee, of lMon
Isna, and thie tChevevnes of South Dakota
to see if they would all go to solnme pln
either in tSouth Dakota, Wyoming or Moon
tana and remain on one reservation. It is
proposed that the present commission shall
in addition to its other duties, such as neo.
gotiating for the removal of the Bruies
and settling with the various tribes regard
ing the boundary, g to Montana and see if
the Cheyennes will come to Dakota. This
proposition was worked into the Indian bill
by Mr. Carter when he was a representative
from Montana; but Frank Pettigrew inter
cepted it when it came into the senate, and
provided the Indians might go anywhere
they desired. It was a spirited contest be
tween the delegations of the two states, but
Pettigrew finally won,
The present scheme looks toward settling
the Cheyennes and Sioux in Dakota, and it
was intimated that it was the intention of
the interior department to carry out the
programme whether the Indians would go
or not. It is claimed that these Indians
are still in the hands of the government
and can be sent to any reservation the de
partment seen fit to decide upon. The In
dians having broken away from the Indian
Territory and swept across the country to
their old home in Montana, they are vir
tually in the hands of the department as
prisoners of war, and the government can
send them where it decides proper.
This will cause a racket of large dimen
sione, as Senator Pettigrew will make a
bitter fight against any such transfer. Sec
retary Noble has not got any too much use
for Pettigrew and he is not likely to be
moved by any mere protest on the part of
the Pickerel statesman, but there will be a
time about it before the Indians are trans
ferred to the Dakotas. The commission
will go West some time next month.
Supreme Court Decislons.
WAemTNOTON, May 11.-The United States
supreme court to-day decided the case in
volving the constitutionality and validity
of the law of Pennusylvania taxing the Pull
man Palace Car company on a basis pro
portionate to the number of miles of rail
road within the slate over which the com
pany's care run, compared with the total
number of miles of railroad in the United
States over which the cars run, The court
holds the law constitutional and not in
violation of the interstate commerce law.
The court also decided in the same way a
case from Massachusetts involving practi
cally the same question applied to lines of
the Western Union Telegraph company in
Electrocution is Legal.
WASHINOTON, May 11.-The United States
supreme court to-day disposed, the hopes
finally, of the cases of the four murderers
under sentence of death in New York state
by means of electricity, viz: Juguro, Wood,
Smiler and Slocum. Chief Justice Fuller
directed the clerk to affirm the judgment of
the lower court and issue ai mandate.
Shie Was Too Young to Suit Her Husband's
KNOXVTILLE, May 11.-Details of a mur
derous affray, which occurred on Wolf
creek near the North Carolina line, are re
ceived here. Jonathan Bell, an old and
well-to-do man, lost his wife by death six
weeks ago. After two weeks he married a
girl 17 years old, greatly to the disgust of
his family. As time passed they grew more
dissatisfied and finally they went in a body
to the old man's home and, taking the
young wife out, stripped her and gave her
100 lashes. On the following day on com
plaint of the elder Bell and one John Bal
lew, the whippers were arrested, but re
leased on bonds. Then they went to Bail
lew's house to punish him for interfering.
Ballow resisteut, and in the battle which
followed Joh:n Bell was killed and Bill
Heramn, Abe Morton, Jack Johnson and
three others were fatally shot. Johnson
and "Big" He:am have since died and it is
said other are dying. There have been no
,rests,. and both lei.e are armed for war
The Home Club Mentioned First in the
Rlecord Here Printed.
Cincinnati 5, Brooklyn 7.
Pittsburg 2, New York 9.
Cleveland 3. Philadelphia IL
Chicago 2, Boston 4.
Baltimore 8, St. Louis 4.
Washington 12, Cincinnati 4.
Athletic 14, Louisville 2.
Lexington Races.
LEXINGTON, May 11.-Baker, who was
riding Canto, was thrown at the start in
the first race, the horse falling on him,
causing a compound fracture of the right
Three years old end upward, seven fur
longs-Gymnast won, Cashier second, Ed
Hopper third. Time, 1:28 .
Three years old and upward, five fur.
longs-Sir Planet won, Climax second, I.
F. D. third. Time, 1:03°,.
Handicap, three years old and upwards,
six furlongs - Princess Limo wou, The
Kaiser second, Virgin third. Time, 1:16'.
Handicap, all ages, mile and ono-eighto
-Longsho e won, tRobespierre second,
Eugenia third, Time, 1:55.
Two year old maidens, four furlongs
Sallie Taylor won, Calhoun second, Content
third. Time, :52.
Whipped Jimmy Hlagan.
,JERSEY CITY, May 11.-The great fight be
tween Jimmy Lai kins, of Jersey City, and
Jimmy Hagan, of Philadelphia, was decided
this evening in favor of the former. Jack
F'ogarty threw up the sponge for Hagan in
the fourteenth round and Referee Jere
Duunn awarded the tight to the Jersey man,
who thus won the 122-pound championship
anlid the Granite association $1,500 purse.
Teuton Goes leame.
Lourevim.E. May 11.-Teuton, one of the
most promising candidates for the Brook
lyn haindicap, has broken down here and
will not be taken east. 'Teonton's left fore
leg his given away, but it it is not thought
ie will be retired tor good.
Ilaine's Hilalthm,
NEW YORK, May 11.-It is stated at the
house of Walter Damrosech. where Seore
lary Bllaine is ill, that the teeretary's con
lition this morning is greatly improved.
Dr. Dennin said there was nothing alarm
ing about Blaine's catition and advised
rest and uniet. The only meodicine he pre
scrilmed was pepsin for indigestion. Mrs.
lllaine said: "Hunc, the Ipresident's ab
eonce fiom Washunglnll Mlr. Blalsui has
[eon working very hard, and the fact is lie I
les been called opon to look after all the
flttiis of the department of state." She
denied he had an attack of vertigo and said
Ae will lie able to return to Washington in
Sfew days.
toldiors Arrested for iLyehing iHuinl.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., May 11.-The
nilitary authorities at Fort Walla Walls
have arrested eight enlisted men, charged t
with being acceessories to the lynching of
hlunt April 241. When it beohane knovwn
hat arrests had been made six other men
Aeserted. The provost guard is now in
search. It is rumored thati a number of
ther arrests will be made. lThe stale
rand jury is still in session, andi itisstated
hat a number of soldiers will be indicted. I
:oporal Arnold is under arrest for having i
nlooked the arms racks and given the men I
heir guns the night of the lynching.
No Longer Any Doubt as to the
Real Mission of the
Possibility That There May Be al
Battle With the Esme
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The Insurgent. Craft Theo*pht to Be Fully
a Match for Uncle Namn's
FaIt Slhip.
BAN FItANCIRCO, May 11.-It is now defin
itely known that the Chilian cruiser Es
meralda is now in port at Acapulco, on the I
Mexican coast, which fact the navy depart
ment at Washington was probably fully
advised of when orders were issued to the
Charleston. Efforts to keep the destination t
of the Charleston secret were therefore nat
oral, as representatives of the Chilian in
surgents would be prouapt to advise the
Esmeralda of the intention of the American
government to seize the Iata. It is now
probable the Esmeralda will cruise north
toward San Luis in the hope of meeting the (
Itata before the Charleston can arrive and
to protect the cargo and crew from seizure
if possible. Apart from other consldera
tions it is now known that on board the
Itata are the commander of the Esmeralda f
and a large portion of her crew, and pre- 1
sumably a portion of the Eameralda's sc
ondary battery. The fact that there appears
now very strong likelihood of a meeting of
two matched warships under conditions I
that will require fine management to pr:- I
vent a fight, is thoroughly recognized by
naval men on this coast. Orders to Capt.
Hemey, of the Charleston, are well authen- 1
ticated to be binding in the matter of the i
capture of the Itata if sighted, and on the
part of the Esmreralda it is believed as
fully that she will fight if she can reach the
scene in time. The Charleston and Es
meralda are sister ships as to general plans
and possess nearly the same armament.
The Esemeralda, however, has two pivot
guns of ten-inch calibre which weigh t
twenty-five tons each, while the Charleston
has two eight-inch rifles, fore and aft.
weighing twelve and a half tons. This is
regarded by some critics as out-matching <
the Charleston in case of a fight, but apart a
from these two guns the armament of the r
two shirs is practically the same. The t
Charleston is the swiftest ship, and, while I
never in action, has a splendid crow and at
fighting commander. .
The Charleston left San Pedro shortly
after five o'clock this morning and was
sighted ten miles out off Point Leona, hav- I
ing made the ninrcty knot run in six hours, e
or at a fifteen-knot gait. There were adai
tional orders awaiting her at ran I)iego but t
she kept on her southward course without e
stopping. There are no telegraph stations
south of Ensecnada, just south of the bound
ary line in Lower California so that, save
such meage, information as may be brought
north by one of the Panairr . r coast steam
orl, nothing further will likely be heard
from her or the" Itata until the Charleston
returns or is heard from at some of the t
Mexican ports, which cannot occur before c
'hursday or Friday next.
"hey Either Know Nothing or Will Not C
Tell It If They t)o.
WVASH~nITON. May 11.-The air of secrecy
surrounding the latat case is just as pro.
nounced as ever at the navy department to
day and it is evident the officials have no
desire to take the public into their confi- I
dence. The conviction, however, is general
that the United States steamer Charleston
has been sent out with secret orders to cap
lare the Chilian steamer. Just how far
those orders extend or how much authority
they vest in Capt. Remey is still unknown
and none of the oilicials herewill venture to
give any information on the subject. The c
arder, it is said, is a long one and was wired
sest in the cipher of the bureau of naviga
tion. It took the oflilers four or five hours
;o translate the order into cipher. It is
caid that there is information in the hands
f the government to warrant the belief
hat the Itata will be next heard of touch
ng at a Mexican port and probably the
3harlestou will make her first stop about
tidway down the weat coast of Mexico in t
;he hope of picking up hints as to her
PUF.eu.o, Col., May 11.--When the presi
dential party arrived at Salida the president i
received from the citizens of Villa Grove a I
large box of fine specimens of gold. silver,
iron, copper, lead, zinc and coal from mines
in the San Luias valley. School children I
presented Mrs. Harrison with an album of
pressed flowers. The president's train
made a stop at 1:30 on the hanging bridge
over the Arkansas river in Royal
Gorge canyon in order to allow the
travelers to view the grand beauty of the
surroundings of the canon. Nearly all res
Idents, including the G. A. R. and school
children. were assembled at the station.
The reception accorded the guests by
Pueblo was most enthusiastic. An address
of welcome was made by Mayor Hamilton,
after which they were escorted through the t
city by a prooession composed of Grand
Army men and local societies. The presi
dent reviewed the school children and made
a short visit to the mineial palace.
The Old Gesutleinaan's Ginoil A ra.
PeIulnyivnL, W. Va., May ll.--Lewis Hall
and his sun, Lewis Hall, Jr., got into a
quarrel near Knox creeook with Samuel Steel.
In the fight which onsed the son Lewis
was shot through the heart and instantly
killed. ItiranI Steel waSlPieced with seven
bullets and diled in ai few minutes, Sanuel 1
Steel was mortally wlounded, dyilig shortly
afterwards and Lewis ilall was slightly
wounded, but ecelLpd.
Ia.llroad Melt Iiureiod to Deatih.
P.'rrraniua. May II.--A sl;ezial fromi Cou
der's Point, Pit., says in til wit ih two car
loads if ame, otn Mibria' run, was ditched
btetween two iburiinlg skidwaye. Supt.
liticer was burned Ito diiath. five others tn
tally burned ind ailiiy dailg.rolUsly itnjured.l
tie' whole train was bllruied. Thle iiimin wet'
scatte1id and the iull xltenlt of the loss of f
life and the number inljured is not yet
Deathof Mlrs. Iv"n, Henry iulilth.
Now YoIg., May 11.--'lis. ElInits It., wife
of William Htery nsulith, general ilmalnatger
if the Associated press, died of paialysls at
Montclair, N. i., this iurluntg. Mrs. Smithlnl
has been i great sullhr'r front heart dis
eeio for severatl yalrsl, and Ilade two trips t
to Eiurope seeklllng relief. The funeral sct- I
vices and internment will b,' in the west.
Negletoled Nees.sary I'reanltiolls.
('t.Anannrtslt , WV. Vs., May 11--The coro
nir's jury in the Icealn mine disaster re- r
turned a verdict censuringl the owners and h
bosses aoousing theul of willfully negloet- r
mg necesaury precautionl for the safety iof
the men. '1 ihe matter will be brought to the
attention of the grand jury neat wuek. t
The Tanearvtlle, Undergoing Repairs,
is Further Damaged.
Lomxno, May 11.-A terrible explosion of
gas occurred to-day in the hold of the
British steamer Tanoarville, which is uu
dergoing repairs in the dry dock at New.
port. Eight men were killed and twenty
five were injured, The steamer was badly
damaged. Tancarville is a tank steamer
a engaged in carrying oil from American
ports. The force of the explosion was so
great that the fore dock was torn from its
fastenings and blown off. As the steamer
was out of water there was no pressure on
the hull to counteract the tremendous out
ward strain exerted by the explosion and it
I is reported some of the plates on the bot
tom of the steamer were blown out. The
work of the forward portion of
the steamer caught fire, but the
flames were soon extinguished.
Over 100 men and boys were employed in
- and around the vessel when the explosion
I- occurred. Large pieces of timber and iron
e from the steamer were blown with terrifie
force through the air and some hurled
aganinst workshops situated fifty yar'ds away
y causing ruach damage to them. A number
ie of workmen employed in the shops were
n struck by pieces of flying debris and some
t- of them severely injured.
I. Success in Everything But Fiances
w Trade With tihe United States.
,i HArAx, N. S., May 11.-Adam S. Brown,
Ii Canadian commissioner to the Jamaica ex
d hibition, has returned from Kingston, Ja
r maica, and reports the exhibition a great
- success in everything except its finances.
e Brown says the people of Jamaica feel very
La sore over the neglect of the United States,
I- with which the largest part of the trade of
the island is done, to take part in the exhi
bition. Strong efforts are being made to
induce the government to send commis
sioners to Washington to see if Blaine can
is be induced to allow the existing relations
between the two countries to continue.
, The people want to hold on to their enor
mous trade with the United States, but do
not want to come under the reciprocity
provisions of the Mckinley bill for the
i reason that to abolish or materially lower
e its tiriff on American breadatnffs and man
ufactures will cripple its revenues as well
as discriminate against England and her
i S llalmaceda'a Waning Power.
SAN FuANctIco, May 11.-A correspondent
t writing from Santiago, Chili, April 2, says
h the Balmaceda government seems to have
n abandoned all hopes of re-taking the Pars
is puca district, and now confines itself to the
g defense of the territory remaining. There
a are about 30,000 troops under Gen. Valas
Slques and the presidential party, but as
e these volunteers have been taken by force
n from their homes, they seek every oppor
a tunity to change sides. It is not known
yet where the next landing of opposition
forces will take place, but many report that
it will be in close proximity to Valparaiso.
Political prisons are full of prisoners, and
each day the number increases. It is esti
mated that two-thirds of the population of
t the country are opposed to the present gov
it erning power.
I- Argentine Congress in Session.
e BuNs AYRxs, May 11.-Presiden Pelle
- grini opened congress to-day. His mes
d sage, which is a lengthy document, deals
n mainly with finances. The political situa
e tion, he says, is hopeful, and in spite of the
e decrease of customs revenue, the state of
the treasury is satisfactory. Referring to
the collapse of state banks, he appeals for
union on the part of all sections to save the
nation from bankruptcy. The president is
t decidedly opposed to any fresh issue of
paper. but is willing to accept any rational
solution that congress proposes. He sug
gests the formation of a commission to de
cide the matter. In conclusion, the presm
dent favors a reform of the currency on a
o silver basis, and announces important
financial changes.
Canadian Cattlemen Alarmed.
SOTTAWA, May 11.-The Canadian govern
.r ment has made overtures to the imperial
y authorities to learn whether the present ar
rangements under the operation or which
cattle are exported to Great Britain will be
d continued if American cattle are allowed to
be slaughtered in bond within the domin
ion. This has reference to the proposed
i Bender Dead Meat company's scheme for
its abattoirs at 'three Rivers, to which
f Canadian cattle shippers are opposed, on
! the ground that it would place their trade
e in danger of being scheduled with that of
Americans in British ports, thus depriving
n them of the present discrimination in favor
of Canadian trade.
TI· .l·n RI-nnl· 1·l.tlr
In the French Senate.
PAR~s, May 11.-The senate had a warm n
debate to-day over the report on French
interests in Newfoundland. Maquis De
Beaumanior said there was no use to add to
treaties. The French were at home on
their own shores and ,could make their own t
police regulations. The British have no b
right to come there. Ribot, minister of d
foreign affairs, said the government had
concluded to recognize only Great Britan e
in the matter. If Newfoundland fails to
act up to engagements, it is for England to
see that they are fulfilled. 1
Gladstone on the Sick List.
Los.mN., May 11.-Gladstone is the latest i
prominent man in Great Britain who is on
the sick list. He went to church yesterday
and seemed to be enjoying his usual health.
In the afternoon, however, the veteran
statesman was seized with a succession of
shivering fits. Sir Andrew Clark, Glad
stone's family physician, though not pro
nouncing his illness to be of a serious na
ture, declares Gladstone must not leave his
room for several days.
To Make Rleport.
lontr, May 11.--The Italian consul at 1
New Orleans. Signor Cortel, has been noti- s
tled to return home in order to furnish the v
Italian government with an exact account e
of the events which have taken place since
t he ilurder of Chief of Police liennesy.
Vice Counsel TPostm of the Italian consul
rite in New Orloans, will act for Consul
('ortel in interim.
Ilungarltan Crops,
lirbr I'lfrnl. May I 1.-The crop report to
dnte shows, barley, oats, rye and feeding
sttllt throughout luntgary have suffered I
grtatly owilng to the excessive heat which (
hls prevalled Ihtely. 'Ilhe wheat crop is a t
fair average. 1
It:llinsa anti A mllerlian Laboriers Fight. It
WIrnetii1r, W. V'., May 11l.--There was
it terrible riot betwoen Italians and Ameri
can laborert ili the emptllloy of Alexander
Ilrlahlt . the lielmlont county. Ohio, pike
rittrratetr, at Pila. creek this morniug, Ii
w.tlleh Leaulted illn one nlat being killed, II
twio others fatally wounded, and fromt six
to ten more or less hurt froml cuts and 0
blows. No oomtntunication is open and do- ii
tails cannllOt be had to-night. a
Strluk a l'roetllling Tnmber.
ForT JevaNINtis, 0.. May 11.-While a
numbter of imen were unloading a threshing v
uteltinue to-day a passenger train came b
irtound a curve, struck a projecting timber,
which was hurled ulder the .rain. Ielury
Miller, Henry tSlotmuan and Louis Lance e
were killed and several others injured, C
Frightful Mishap That Befel Seven
ty-Five Brave Men Fighting
Forest Fires.
A Train Derailed and the Men
Thrown .Amomg Furiously
Roaring Flames.
Several Burned to Death and Many Fear
fully Bllistered and Searred-.Many
Forests Ablase.
COUDnrw i'onT, Pa., May 11.-To-night the
little towns of Austin, Costello, Galeton,
and Moore's Run, in Potter county, are on
the verge of panic, two especially being
threatened with annihilation from fires
that seem to form an impenetrable wall on
every side. For several days past the skies
have been lighted up with fires in every di
rection and flames crept steadily toward
the helpless towns until it was seen that
the people moust fight. At Moore's Run on
the Sinnemahoning road a train load of
seventy-five willing men, sent out from
Austin lunday night, have been
fighting back the fire by i
every conceivable means They made
trenches, piled up earth and lighted back
fires, but were finally obliged to retreat.
The men hastily boarded the train and
started to make a ran to another point.
when it was found they were hemmed in by
the forest fires on one side and a huge skid
way of burning logs on the other. It was
finally decided to dash past the burning
skidway and the engineer and fireman, with
faces covered with dampened clothe and
their hands and arms wrapped in wool,
pulled through the wall of fire. The seven
ty-five exhausted men gathered in groups
on flats for protection, or lay on their
faces on the floors. As the blazing fur
nace of logs was approached the heat
beams co unbearable and smoke so blind
ing and stifling that the men were obliged
to cover their months with cloths. Just
opposite millions of feet of burning logs
where the heat and smoke and flames were
greatest, a terrible thing occurred. The
engineer had forgotten that such great heat
would surely warp the rails. Suddenly
there was a lurch, an ominous heaving and
a shriek of despair as the train toppled over
into the hell of fire beneath. A scene en
sued never to be forgotten by those who
escaped, though every man will bear to his
grave a mark of that awful moment.
The cars caught fire like so
many playthings, and the men within, half
blinded and scarcely realizing anything ex
cept that they were being slowly roasted to
death, struggled fearfully to regain the
track where safety lay, for a time at least.
Those uninjured by the fall and only smart
ino from the pain of intense heat bravely
turned their burned, blackened hands to
aid their more unfortunate fellows.
At this hour (10 p. in.) it is impossible to
secure details, though it is known that Su
perintendent Badger,of the Sinnemahoning
Valley railroad, and who was in charge of
the train, went down under some
of the wreck and was undoubt
edly burned to death. Six others
also miserably perished at once or died
soon afterward, and thirty others of the
party were badly burned, many probably
fatally, having inhaled flames. Seven
others of the party are missing and their
fate is unknown, though they are likely in
the charred wood of the logs or train. The
remainder of the party saved themselves by
lying down in a creek. Relief parties start
ed for the scene as soon as the fearful news
spread, but will hardly be able to reach the
place of wreck unless the fires have burned
themselves out. Owing to the great devas
tation done to everything in the way of the
fire, communication is badly interrupted
and it is impossible to learn the names of
the men burned or missing.
As to the damage, It is known that 40,000
000 feet of hemlock logs and timber and
25,000 cords of valuable bark have already
been destroyed and fires are raging without
any appreciable diminution. The people
are praying for rain, and it seems that
nothing but a drenching will quench the I
flames. A million beacon lights seem to ,
be burning from every mountain and hill
side, and the air is so oppressed that many
workers faint from exhaustion and are
dragged away from the flames, that have I
done nothing as yet but steadily advance. 1
Twelve solid miles of timber in one district
have already been burned, and the end is
not yet. -
Oil Propertles Burned. 5
BUanroaD, Pa., May 11.-A special from
Kane, Pa., says that since three o'clock a
this afternoon a destructive forest fire has li
been eating its way through the Kane oil i
field, destroying the best part of the north- a
ern half of the producing territory. h
C. W. Schofield's and Kolsters I
properties are entirely consumed, e
Steteheimer & Co.. Brown & t
Hease lose heavily. Two thirds of Cap- b
peau's lease, owned by Preston and others, Ii
is in asilee. Another furious tire is advane- a
ing on Porter pump station from the south Ii
and northwest. Hundreds of men are in (
different parts of the field fighting fire. t
The village of West Kane is threatened
with destruction.
Ragleg in Milhiganu.
DnTROIT, May 11.--The ravages of forest p
fires are increasing. Foxville was entirely ii
wiped out last night, eight houses and rail- e
road buildings being destroyed. To the
west of Coyne Falls a number of houses and s
barns and a large amount of valuable tium
ber has been destroyed. Squire's °
sawmill, at Ireemont together I
with lumber, shingles, lath,
etc., in the yards, fell a prey to flames. A
dispatch from Jordan saidl that Charlevoix
county seemed to be atll on fire. Fifteen or 1
twe'nty houses and as many harns were
destroyed last night. 'The loss tl very
heavy. 'Ihe smoke is intense. Fifteen
houses and barns at Little Junction are a
total loss.
Three Towans Wipedt Out.
NewAYno, Miclh. May 11.--Forest fires
are raging in this county. 'The villages of c
Otis, Fields and l'ark City have been on- f
tirely destroyed and the hotel and depot at
Liilley are all that, remain of that village.
The above nalmed places are villages of
about three hutnred population each. So
far no reports of loss of life have been re
ceived here.
Three Trrains Wrecked.
Sutemt'anuo. Mich., May 11.-On the To- a
ledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan road
last night at peculiar and fatal accident
occurred. A south-bound freight train ran i
into it log train standing on the lmain track a
and was completely wrecked, the crew being 1
painfully injured. A mloment liter a north- p
bound freight came around the curve and 41
dashed into the wreck. Twenty metl nit ai o
fiat car were hurled in all direotions. Three a
were killed outright and fourteen others ti
badly injured. d
'Ihe tomb of Aristotle, recently dincov. e
ered by American students at Etruriat, cf
Ureee, is declared to be autheutic. at
Io Grows ilemlniasena as a. 4
lls Honeo,
BnrALOo, May 11.--The Ge.trnie
Men's association celebrated.te oif ht
niversary here to-night. T'he priit
event was the presence and apgl.h of
President Cleveland, It was his dglrst p
lie appearance here in eight youa, *. i
ceived an ovation when he appeasti
platform, and the enthusiasm of I t» -
audience was plainly pleasing to. tI
Alter the exercises a comvlimentlay dini
was given in honor of Mr, Cl evela n i
Hotel Iroquois by his
end political friends tn
In his remarks in
to the toastmaster's welcome, l w.et
land was reminiscent. lie said he llBu't
striving for several years to believ he iwa
still on the sunny side of time which
rates middle age from the last dealt i
lire, but now here, recalling metorokI p
thirty-five years ago, he yielded the B
gle and enrolled himself among tho. le
longer young. He said his mind wal
of recollections of experiences con,
with his early life in Buffalo. o.mht
these were ruaged -an- haelthful, k
they appear to him now robbed e
everything save the features that zsUale I
them welcome memories. Referring in *,:
jocular way to his former law partet Bis
sell, who was present, loeveland said z*
am glad to-know he has grown to be a fai
lawyer and is a respectable citizen. I na
derstood he has lately nmarried, which is
something that for the last five or six years
I thought was a very proper thing for a man
of his age, or even my age, to do."
Referring to Buffalo's first mayor. Oleve+
land said he was not acquainted with the
gentleman, but recalled distinctly the else
bration of Buffalo's semi-centennial and be
was well acquainted with the man who was
then mayor. This man afterwards dabbled
in state and national polities. At any rate,
he had a government job for four years
and then, like others, lost his place. "He
was accused, I am told of talking too
much about the tarf and charged
with attempting to ruin the country is
divers and sundry ways. In point of faet,
however, I am convinced thatnotwithstand.
ing all we hear of civil service reform, he
was discharged for purely partisan reasoen.
He did a great deal of hard work and was
much perplexed and troubled, but I know
his greatest trial was his alienation of
many personal and political friends in
making appointments to ofilee. It was tin.
possible to avoid this, and it will continue
to be impossible as long as the applieant
and appointer occupy such entirely difer.
eat ponts of observation, and as long as
publio duty may sometimes stand in the
way of personal friendship."
Republicans Get Some of the OMears y.'
Small Majorities.
MILEB CnIT, May 11.--SpeiaolL]-At th
city election to-day 210 votes were east.
There were two tickets in the field-a eit.,
zens ticket and a republican ticket. J. W.
Watson, republican, was elected mayor by
a majority of three; C. R. Middleton, citi
zen, city attorney, by six; E. Arnold, se,
publican, treasurer by fifty-seven; E. Bnat
ler, citizen, police magistrate, with thrw i.
the field, by a majority of thilty-twe; W.
H. Butler, alderman Second ward by nine.
teen; Dr. E. F. Wash, with no oppositiog.
received 121 votes in the First ward, The
slection passed of without any Inciden
worthy of mention, though it was prohab.ib
the most bitter municipalelection ever held
More Iowa Testimony.
BUrrE, May 11.-[Specal.]--The Davis
will case again came up before Judge Mo.
Hatton this afte:noon. The contestant
filed a petition for a commissioner to take
further Iowa testimony. The claim is set
up that the will in question is a forgery and
that it was written by Job Davis, an Iowa
school teacher. Several words in the docu
ment are mispelled, and the contestants
seek to prove that A. J. Davis was so good a
scholar that it would be impossible for him
to be its author. C. F. Davis is to be ap
pointed commissioner and the examinatlo.
will be made as quickly as possible.
Lumber Dealers Want to Manage Tholh
Own Basiness.
* Nzw Yoax, May 11.-The Lumber Deal
era' association began to-day a look.out lan
boycott which, its members asert, will
cause a total sunspension of building opera.
tions in this city before long. This atio.
by the association is to force the board of
walking delegates to raise the boroott on one
of the members of the association. To so.
complieh this they intend to stop the deltiv
ery of lumber to all buildings where ualor
men are at work. Not one toot of lumber
was delivered to-day. Thirty-five hundred
men are out, of whom 75 oer cent. belong to
labor unions. There are now eighty arms
in the Lumber Dealers' association ean
others are joining all the time. There ls
enough lumber on hand to last a few days,
but when that is exhausted building must
stop for want of lumber because the deald
ers vow they will not deliver one foot uatil
they have won the fight. Much money
hangs on the result, and it the fight be pro.
longed millions may be lost. The dealers
say the issue is whether labor unlos or
lumber dealers shall manage the busineass
the letters. This look-out will affect alt
trades and will involve about 15,000 men.
Fired on Strikers.
DENvaE, May 11.-A terrible fight too
place this morning between a party of strik
ing brickmasons and a gang of colored men
engaged by F. N. Davis, proprietor of r
brick yard, to take their places. Davis, bi
son and the negroes, all heavily armed,
were going to work when they were inter
cepted by the strikers and ordered back,
Davis warned the strikers to get out. Th_
latter refused and Davis and the men
opened fire. Two strikers were siortall
wounded and sixteen others more or lees
hurt. The Davis party were all arrested.
Davis says the strikers had guns, but the
latter deny it.
The Midland Strike Spreading.
INDIANAPOLIs, May 11.-The strike on thb
Midland road is extending. Attorney
Crawford swore out warrants against the
strikers to-day for stopping a trala, but
otiours refused to serve tiem, saying r Ow
ford has no money to pay mileage and tha.
are not compelled to serve unless soalu
expenses are guaranteed.
Sunday School Union etsmi-Centenalale
NEw'AIa, N. J., May 11.-The sixtyb
seventh anniversary of the Amerleea lBlhu
day School union was celebrated here. 11
an address made by the seoretary of a.
sious the following summary is givai
work accomplished during the ye.rl
March 1, 1891: New Sunday soho
iced 1,8"0, 18,70(1 teachers, and 618,10
are; 2,(6l.4 other schools were alsdi,
13,201 teacheis and 1.:5,0.24 soholarll
Irevlously reported as aided con
9.10 teachors and scholars, eaking
of 461. 110 teachers and seho
arles dlstributod 7,144 blblees I
l.meuts; mde 49,640 vislits f
delivered 14,008 addressee. W
and ,010 persong profeeed
evangslistio services s$
ohurches have been v ps.i
schools estabbehedb I

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