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VOL. XXXIh,-NO 140, HELENA, MONTANA. MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 22, 1891 PRICE FIVE CENTS _ ~__ ceFIVEOE÷ RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAVOR Bestowed Munificently by the Czar Upop Stanford University of California. Cabinet of Elght Hundred Speoi mena of Russian and Siberian Minerals. The Collection Worth Many Thousands of Dollars--Iow It Was Secured- Mrs. Stanford's Return. SAN FnANcarco, June 21.-California is to have a colleotion of minerals that will out rival the cabinets of every museum in the country. The collectioq is on its way from unesia and Siberia to this city. It is a gift from the czar of Russia to the Stanford university, culled from the rarities in the great mkbeums of St. Petersburg. The history of this Imperial donation is as follows: Senator and Mrs. Stanford visited Russia last year, where they were welcomed as promoters of advanced edu cation. The art galleries of St. Peters burg and Moscow were thrown open to them. In Moscow the California visitors were initiated into the secrets of the Rus sian jewelers, who are unexcelled in the art of hammering gold and silver into marvelous union and etching in strange relief the most variegated landscapes. Specimens of this beautiful and costly work werepurchased by the Stanfords at a very large outlay of money. The Russian peasant women perform wonders in nee dlework, and they contributed to the col lection made by the Stanfords some beau tiful specimens of hand-made laces, which are described as beautiful combina tions of Spanish drawn work and embroid ery. The lavish expenditure of the millionaire tourists on the art and handiwork of the Russian people attracted attention, and when the Stanfords reached St. Petersburg and wished to visit the national museum, one of the greatest repositories of antiqui ties and possessing one of the finest collec tions in the world, they found that special instructions had been given by the govern ment to afford them extraordinary facili ties for inspecting the magnificent colleoo tion. One of the most remarkable features of the St. Petersburg museum is the extreme ly valuable collection of mineral specimens, some of the specimens from the mines in Siberia especially being of extraordinary rarity and value. The Siberian mines have an individuality, so to speak, of their own, and the treasures of the Siberian collection cannot be duplicated. Senator and Mrs. Stanford saw that it would be an almost inestimable advantage to Palo Alto univer sity if it could secure some portion of the specimens which now can be seen only in the St. Petersburg museum. Through our minister to Russia they intimated their desire to the czar,and he returned a favoraale answer, but until re cently they did not know how great was the favor the czar intended to confer. A short time ago a letter reached the uni versity from St. Petersburg announcing that the czar had ordered that a complete collection of Rlussian and Siberian minerals should be taken from the St. Petersburg museum and forwarded to Palo Alto. More recently Mrs. Stanford received a let ter giving a brief description of 800 speci mens which have been shipped and which are now on their way to California. And what does the great collection in clude? In the first place, there are sever:al specimens of malachite, dearer than cold, rarer than platinum. These specimens alone are worth thousands of dollars. 1 hey are green and llue, and represent every grade and quality of the malachite. The gold and silver specimens are also unique. 'the California miner will study them with absorbing interest. The iron specimens will be as interesting and nearly as valua ble as any of the others. The process by which Russian iron is made su perior to any in the world is a state secret imparted only to those who are employed by the government in its manufacture. The specimens in the Stan ford collection are in the form of sheet iron, and differ from ordinary iron in the richness of their dark color, superior hard. ness and peculiarly bright enamel. '1 hen there are rubies, flashing diamonds, spark ling sapphires, all large of their kind and wonderfully valuable. They, too, come from Siberia. Within a few days this valuable collec tion will reach this city from New York. 1 As it is intended for a scientifil exhibition, and not for commercial purposes, it will pass through the custom-house free of duty. The entire collection is easily val ued at from 0I35,,(00 to $45,000, a princely gift, indeed. Not to be outdone in liberality, Mrs. Stanford is now engaged in gathering to gether a collection of California precious atones and minerals, which will be as com plete as it can be made and very valuable, and which she will present to the St. Pe ersburg National museum. Capsized the Boat. BALTIMORE, June 21.-A party of colored people left the Claire farm yesterday morn in the boat Thomas B. Brown, and casme to Baltimore. While returning at night, Samuel Barnes and Caston intercepted the craft in the middle of the stream in a row boat. 'Ihey called to the negroes to jump into their craft. The tenth person to leave the vressel stopped upon the side of the rowboat and the entire party was thrown into the water. The tug Mohawk, which was in the vicinity, rescued Richard and Isane Titus end lamiuel Barnes. Seven were drowned, as follows: Georgiana Titus, Al Reaster, Lulu Mason, John Houston, Walter Canton. i man known as "Gidney," and an unknown lUan. Not the Resigning Kind. WASaInrTON, June 21.-Various reports wore in circulation to-day to the effect that Supt. Porter, of the census office, had se signed. To an Associated press reporter Porter emphatically declared, to-night, that he had not resigned, nd bhe did not contemplate doing so until he had com pleted the work which he had undertaken. The larre number of removals now being made, Porter said, was beuonse of the com pletion of the work for which the persons dlschariged were employed. Hie said the work of the bureau was well up. and that it will he completed by the end of July, and all but two of the ten volumes will be leady for the printer by July 1. Avowed Il1s Love. McKr.asPouT, Pa., June 21.--Last night Mr. Harding called Wm. Myers, who lived close by, over for a neighborly chat. Hard ing was obliged to leave the room for a few minutes. When he returned his wife lay outside the dour dangerously wounded, while Myers was stretched inside with a bullet through his brain. Mrs. Harding who was wounded in three places, but not fatally, says MyeIJs avowed love for her and asked hs r to elope with himu to Germany. She refused, with the above result. Both ,n tirs were considered respectable and ve children. GOD'S SAVINfl (*RACE. The lalth of iNXensator MeDonald--lis Peaceful Ined. INDAWAPOt.r , I June 21,-Ex-Senator Joseph E. MoDonrld died at 11158 to-night. This morning unfavorable symptoms rep appeared, and during the day the patient's condition continued to gtow worse. This afternoon ev Mr. r. Wilburn was sent for and administered eacrament. Then Mo Donald called his family and intimate friends about him and calmly gave direc tions fer funeral arrangements and the die position of his personal affairs. In the presence of all he said he wished to give testimony to his faith in God's saving grace. Then he grasped each by the hand andbade them good-bye, saying he could see no more callers. His father died while the son was an infant, and the latter was educated by his mother until his thirteenth year, when he was ap pronticed to a saddler. He entered Wabash college, Crawfordsville Ind, when 18, sup porting himself by working at his trade at odd hours and between terms, was at Asbury university in 1840-1, and after lear ing college studied law. He was elected attorney general in 1856, and three years litter removed to Indianapolis. He was elected to congress as a democrat in 1848, and served in 1849-51, but was defeated in the next chnvass, nit also in 1864 as dem ocratio candidate for governor against Oliver P. Morton. He was chairman of the state democratic committee in 1872, re organized the party, and secured the elee tion of a democratin legislature, by which lie was sent to the United States senate in 1875, serving till 1881. While in that body he took a conspicuous part in debates on finance, and was in favor of hard money and a protective tariff. REPUBLICAN ESTIMATE. A Leading Newspaper Discusses Mr. Me- I Donald's Career. Chicago Inter-Ocean:-Indiana has lost a notable personage, for Joseph E. Mc-don ald was a remarkable instance of what a man may accomplish by great industry, by unswerving integrity, and by keeping him- I self modest in the hour of his success. As I county prosecutor, as member of the na tional house of Representatives, as United States senator, ra a presidential possibility, and as a party leader, he bore himself so as to excite the personal hostility of none, and as to awaken the araent friendship of many. He was respected by the republi cans during those trying hours in which i most of the democratic leaders were under suspicion of friendship to the confederate cause. Yet it can not be said that Mr. McDon ald was an enthusiastic war democrat. His convictions were peculiar, and he lived consistently to them. He was a very strons believer in the doctrine of state rights; he was by no means a nationalist, as the term came to be understood in the war time. He was anxious that the Union should be preserved, and after the south had fired the first gun he ad uitted, though with apparent reluctance, the necessity of prosecuting the war with vigor, but he would have been better pleased could have peace been maintained by acknowledging the theoretic right, while denying the practicability, of secession. He believed in the right of peaceful secession, qut denied the right of a state to secede by force of arms. Ii was a curious position, but It was held honestly, and while he did not support the union cause with such zeal as was displayed by Curtin and Morton. I both democrats by education, neither I did he oppose it with the rancor ous vigor of Vorhees or Vallandig ham, nor even with the mild disdain of Hendricks. Hence, during the war time he was the only one of the democratic b leaders in lndiana who was not thoroughly c disliked by the soldiers and by their rela tions. He ran far ahead of his ticket in 1861, when hewas nominatedas democratic h onndidate for governor, but no democrat d could stand against Morton. In 1872, as chairman of the state committee, he re- a organized the party and drilled it for its II successful campaign of 1874; as a just re- v ward for his services he was sent to the v senate, his term expiring in 1881. f His honesty prevented his re-election. a The greenback movement was in full force in 1881, and he had declared that "if the a silver dollar does not contain 100 cents I worth of pure silver it cannot be used as 100 a cents in settling the accounts of nations." a Mr. Voorhees. then representative in con- 5 gress, was a mnan who had not the remotest f: idea of what "the accounts of nations" h meant, but he was a splendid stump ora- Ii tor, and he set himself to talking about "the c power of a government to create its money," h and particularly about the case of creating e paper money, and he talked himself c into the senate. McDonald accepted his n defeat gracefully. Indeed, 11a was a man wtho enjoyed private life. The presidential a bee afterwards fluttered around him, and e perhaps charmed him, but never excited r hi mto intrigue or irritated him to anger. n He even forgave Hendricks the part he fi played in the Cincinnati convention, where, but for Hendricks, he might have had the ti place which afterwards was given to Han- A cock. He himself said that he regarded tl polities as but an incident in his life and he p found most pleasure in privacy. d He was a man that only America could re have produced. Hoe was born oocr. and ii such education as ho gained int youth was in the common schools and at what were then inferior colleges. Henever graduated. He was not a brilliant man and yet he early attained, and to the last held, a large and responsible law practice. Ile was Indus trious and he was conservative; he risked no point of a case for the sake of display. He was a judge's rather than a juror's law yer. He was not magnetic and yet he drew the people toward him; he was plain-spok en and he was honest. His memory will endure in Indiana for many generations and life is full of useful lessons. SOLD ON FRIDAY. Reported Consummation of tie Anaconda Deal. SAN FRANctico, June 21.-The Chronicle says it han been learned from reliable au thority that the Anaconda mines at Butte have been sold. The deal was consum mated last Friday. The sellers are Lloyd Tovia and J. B. Haggin and : the new own ers are a number of English capitalists. The price paid was $25,000,000. Mir. Haggin Delnea Naw Yons, June 21.-The Tribune to-mor row will quote J. B. Hlaggin, part owner of the Anaconda mines, as saying the prop erty has not been sold. The Krelatrrnfest. ST. PAUL, June 21.-The second day of the kreisturnfest was a grand success. Five hundred active turners participated in the exercises of the day. The games began early in the morning and continued all day without interruption. The feature of the day was the drill in which 1100 joined. No results were made known to-day of the various contests. The awards will be an nounced Tuesday. The next meeting will be held at Davenport, Iowa, four years hence. Ran Into a Push Car. WILLOW rmiosNM, Mo., June 2a--An en gine on the Nablets Narrow Gunige road ran into a push car containing eleven employee near here yesterday. James Kamtser and Fred E. Ilerlen were killed and W. W. Rich man probably fatally injured. The others escaped by jumping. Sunday Iase I.alL Louisville 2. Cciinnati 6. Columbus 0, St. Louis 8. AT THE SECOND TABLE, The Predicament of Lady Goerts, Who Could Not Dine With William. Striotneme of the Young Kaiser in the Matter of Court Elti qetto. Something About Lady Brooke, the Beau tiful Friend of H.. R. H., the Prince of Wales. Bunslm, June 21.-A deal of good natured merriment has been afforded to the German court by the redent arrival of the Countess. Von Goerta on a visit to her majesty the. empress, with only one trunk. It seems that the countess, who is hon- I ored with the intimate friendship of the Empress Augusta. had an idea that because her husband, the count, is in temporary re tirement, anything in the nature of an elaborate toilet for herself was unnecessary 1 and out of place. Accordingly, all she brought with her consisted of white lawn gowns and handsome walking costumes. Now it happens that the emperor is very particular about dress at dinner, and so the countess can only join the imperial circle at breakfast and is only permitted to be present at the mid-day meal when the em peror is absent. Despite the proberbial simplicity of the home life of the Hohenzollerns, Emperor Wilhelm is the most strict in matters of I court etiquette, and even the empress her self can make no exception in behalf of her friends. She, however, offered the Countess Von Goertz the freedom of her own wardrobe, but unfortunately their fldures are not in any way similar and the proffered dresses I would not fit. The countess telegraphed for her own wardrobe, but it did not ar rive until the day of her departure. Mean- S while she had a hard time of it meeting the sallies of the count over her laughable pre dicament. Speaking of the strictness of the emperor in matters relating to dress, it may be men tioned that he is so particular that he even insists upon the due observance of court forms in that respect in all their details by the little princes, who, during the imperial I residence at Pottedam, where all ceremony is supposed to be suspended. are in the habit of breakfasting and taking luncheon with their parents, and yet must change c their clothing three times a day, t BEAUTIFUL LADY BROOKE. I The Babbling Friend to Whom H. B. H. Told the Baccarat Story. Lono., June 21.-Lady Brooke is re- i garded as one of the most beautiful women I in Great Britain. For severl yeaws .re has been a visitor at Marlbe:ough house, and it is known that she has often accompanied the princess of Wales when she has made v short trips about Iondon, and has also been her associate, more or less, at Sandringham castle, one of the prince's country seats,. Exactly ten years ago she left the roof of a her father, Col. Charles Henry Maynard, at distinguished officer and heir of Viscount . Maynard. Then she was twenty years of age, and was mentioned in the court circu lar as Hon. Frances Evelyn Maynard. She was a noted beauty, and many were the whis|:ers of Mis. Grundy as to her brilliant features when she passed the ordeal of pre sentation at a queen's drawing room. At this time she had been engaged to the t; eldest son of the fourth earl of Warwick, i Francis Richard Charles Guy Greville, whose title is Lord Brooks. Her affianced was eight years her senior, a tall, graceful, V soldierly young fellow, who had graduated C from Christ church, Oxford, with high p honors, and was pushing his way into po- e litical life with uncommon energy and sue- , ceas. He first secured an election to the ti house of commons from the county of Som- ti erset, and later became member for the n city of Colchester, in Essex, which constit- a uenoy he still represents. After her marriage, Lady Brooke became e a great society favorite. Her name was on b every list worth mentioning, and the ar- si rival of a son and daughter to bless her C union with Lord Brooke, placed her in the is forefront of happy London mothers. e About the year 1883, Lord Brooke enter tained a distinguished company at the Adair mansion, in Curzon street, at which the prince of Wales and his sweet-faced princess were present. The latter took a c, decided fancy for Lady Brooke, with the result as above stated, that she became an n intimate and cherished friend of the royal T lady at Marlborough house. tI It seems also that Lady Brooke secured n favor in the eyes of the prince. At grand ce entertainments and events of importance 1l they met subsequently, and, as now @ claimed, cemented a friendship which set London aristocratic gossips talking and may cause them both many unhappy hours in the near future. THE QUEEN. Former Utterances Quoted as to Her Ae tion onl Home Rule. LoNDON, June 21.-The position of the queen in English politics is usualiy sup posed to be generally passive. In foreign politics, she has been known to be greatly interested, but with internal English poli! ties she hitherto has been credited with in terfering little. At an opportune moment, when the conservative scheme for local self government for Ireland was about to be contrasted with Gladstone's home rule proposals, her majesty has pernmit ted the publicntion of a confi dential communioation which she sent to the archbishop of Canterrbur on the eve of another crisis in Irish political history, the introduction of bills for the disestablishment of the church in Ireland. The inference is that her majesty desires to make Archbishop Tait's memoirs the medium of divulging what her attitude then was, with a view to the application of the information to present events. Her majesty did not approve of the disestab lishment policy, but she accepted the de cision of the country anld com mons and used her influence to induce the lords on the one hand to accept the bill and Gladstone tomake conoilhatory methods with the lo:de. The archbishop of Canterbury was her mediator and go-bo tween. When the bill went into the lords the general expeotation wits that they would reject it and another of those counti tutional crises would arise which threaten the existence of the upper house, as now constituted. Undoubtedly, if the peers had rejected the disestablishmnnt bill. Gladstone would have been backed by the euralged country and the always impeouding agitation to disestablish the peers asa legislative body would have ropulved dan geroaus momentum. 'Lhie queen wrote to the archbishop: "Considering the circumstances under which the moeasure has come to the house of lords, the queen cannot regard, without the greatest alarm, the probable efleot of its absolute rejection In that house, carried,. as it has been, by an overwhelming and Nendy majority through the commons, iosen exprosely to speak the opinion of se country on the question. There seems no reason to believe that my fresh appeal to the people would lead oa different result. The rejection of the ill, thorefore, would only serve to bring te two houses into collision, and so pro- I rOng rthe dangerous agitation of the sub These words, pregnant of application in be early future, are being quoted through at the liberal press as proof in antiolpa ion that the queen, accpting the verdict - the country on home rule, will use all or power and personal influence to prevent T be lords from opposing it. PARIS NEWS. ine Czar to Ie Approached-Caraot Com. pllments the Pope. N PAaTS, June 21.-The Comte de Mont Ibo, who replaces, De Laboulaye as French nbassador at lit. Petersburg, will be eoially charged to obtain definite infor ation from the czar as to the action of asina in the event of war between France d Germany. Ribot, minister of foreign 11 airs. has charged that Do Laboulayc'i g3 ilure to geot proposals for an alliance B ose from the czar's anger at the fact that th e overture was first submitted to De hi Lore, Russian minister of foreign affairs, M tead of to him. The czar ordered Gliers to ignore the proposals for nego f.tions and took the first occasion to snub ar S1 aboulaye, who felt compelled to ask hi dbot to elieve him from his duties. The t shdrawal of Baron Molrenheim, Russian Sbaesador at Paris, is imminent, as D)e •aboulaye acted on his advice. During is he visit of the French squadron to Cron- is itdt, the czar will be personally broached w o-+ the subject of united action against the ci hlrebhnd, which is rendered all the more b escessary through the menacing of the ommercial coalition between the coun- de ries. la The French ambassador to the holy see te iresented to the pope a letter from Carnot, e a which the president expressed his high ppreciation of the pope's encyclical on i h5 social question. re Monchiconrt, liquidator of the Panama jo anal company, has held repeated confer- di ,oes with Constans, minister of the in erior, on the condition of the company's fairs. The report that Christoyle is con- bi idering a scheme involving the Credit Fon- m ier in an attempt to revive the canal com- w eany, is unfounded. Ministers Follieres t nd Constans had a meeting with a high udicial authority regarding the proseou- si ion of De Lesseps. The official opinion U enerally tends against his prosecution, th out Constans says public feeling demands hat the famous engineer be placed on ti rial. Trainmen and bau men of Bordeaux and Ve darseilles have gone on a strike. n. Be THE PRINCE'S LETTERS. it ord Brooke Said to Have a Batch of Them TI Sent to LIady Brooke. LoxnoN, June 21.-Everybody is talking [Lord and Lady Brooke. All gossip a;id, as he relations between the pair have been ittle more than formal for several months BI est, and they have not usually answered co he invitations of royalty together. It is ro umored that Lord Brooke has in his pos- d ession letters fully as interesting as those ur a the Mordaunt case, writen by the to rince of Wales, and which call for ti owaclear definition of the line between alntuio offeution and the seventh com- at -nudment. If Lady Brooke has lately shown a desire to th in her husband back, who will in all prob- pt ility soon be the Earl of Warwick, and but we or the baccarat scandal she might have BI ucceeded. That raised such a storm of andal, in which Lady Brooke's name held wi prominent place, that Lord Brooke is us boroughly disgusted and will no longer at lay the part of complaisant husband to Di is beautiful wife. Both of them are in- he ependent as to property, Lady Brooke se eying a considerable inherited estate near we olchester. th th Killed the Invaders. fo WAHINGTON, June 21.-The Chilian lega tion in this city to-day received a telegram from Peru which says, in substance, that when the warship Esmeralda. after its voyage to Sandiago, arrived at Labos, Guano islands, the captain being short of provisions landed fifty men to take posses sion of provisions on the islands, and workingmen in care of the islands attacked the men from the vessel, killing t hem and taking possession of their arms. The Es meralda fired eighty shots, exhausting her ammunition. The dispatch concluded as follows: "It is false that the Chilian goy ernment derives any benefit from the La bos islands, whose works have been stopped since January. Perfect order reigns in Chili and the army is well disciplined and is anxious to go to Tarapaca and make an end of the nitrate speculators. Scores Were Injured. LONDONDERRY, June 21.-An empty train collided with a train carrying a body of militia two miles fromtondonderrv to-day. The driver of the militia train was killed, the fireman fatally hurt and scores of militia and others injured. The first three carriages of the militia train, which were laden with baggage, were smashed into splinters. EXCURSION TRAIN WRECKED. Narrow Escape from a Duplication of the Ohatsworth Horror. CLEVELAND, June 21.-An excursion train of fifteen cars, which left this city this af ternoon on the Nickel Plate railway, jumped the track near Dover, Ohio. and seven cars were wrecked. The train was loaded with street railway employes and their families, who were going to Oak Point, a pleasure resort on the lake shore. One man was killed and about thirty per sons injured. 'rhe list of killed and injured, all residents of this city, is: Henry Rogers, aged 23, crushed to death; Burt Keefe, aged 18, skull fractured and legs hurt, will probably die; Peter Credon, aged 21, badly crushed. may not recover; S. M. Clark, ribs broken; Thomas Graulty, badly bruised and internal injuries; Mary iteddy, ribs broken and internal injuries; Ed ward Sheppard, leg crushed trod hurt internally; Willam Sttegkompor. so.tls wound aild leg orushed; Charles Qualk, badly bruised; W. J. Hempstteet, arnl broken and leg crushed. A score or more others were more or loss injured, but were able to be removed to their lhomnes and their names could not e naeoertained. When the accident oeourrod the train was running about thirty miles an hour. ' lihe engine went down the bank on the side, seven cars being thrown across the rails in both directions. One coach was split in two anid the others badlv smashed. Rogers, the man killed, had to be chop lpd out. The engineer and fireman es caped by jumlping. Farimors living near the scene of the accident came to the res cue and thie injured wore taken care of un til a corps of physicians, sent from Cleve land, arrived. The badly wounded were then brought to the city and taken to the hospital. The engine was running back wards at the time of the esashup. The cause of the accident was duo to the spreading of the rles. The Wiund llow a (Sale, Wiotirra, Kan., June 21.-A heavy wind and rainstorm did much damage to crops in Sedgwiok, Kingman and Psatt counties this morning. The wind blew a gale and the rain fell in torrents. The salt works at kingman were partially wrecked. HARHISON FOA BLAINE. In Deference to Popular Demand the President Would Support the Premier. The Latter Is Very Rapidly Re gaining His Wonted Health and Vigor. Nebraska Republicans in Line for Blalne- A Difference of Opinion as to South Dakota. Nzw YonK, June 21.-A special to the Recorder, the new Blaine orean, from An gusta, says an intimate friend of Secretary Blaine passed the day with the secretary at the Stanwood. He says that Mr. Blaine has gained wonderfully since he came to Maine, and the out-of-door life that he leads at Bar Harbor is putting strength and health to his credit in the bank of health, to be drawn on freely upon his re turn to Washington. Those who imagine that Secretary Blaine is an idle invalid are greatly mistaken. He is no longer an invalid, and even when he was ill he was kept closely informed con cerning the great affairs of state that have been his care since he took a sent in Presl dent Harrison's cabinet. On Saturday last, for example, the secretary drove to the telegraph office, secured a direct wire to Washington without relay, and after lear ing a lengthy message, took a short drive, returning to the office in season to en joy a "wire" converiation with the presi dent. All day long the correspondence flashed back and forth over the wire, and Monday morning the news was made public in Washington that the president had signed the proclamation announcing the conclu sion of the agreement between the United States and Great Britain regarding the catching of seals in Alaskan waters. Secretary Blaine on Saturday requested the secretary of the navy to send two naval vessels to Bering sea to assist the reve nue cutters in their work of protecting the seals. I asked this friend of Secretary Blaine's if Mr. Blaine would be a candidate in 1892. The reply came as quick as a flash, "Mr. Blaine is not a candidate." "But would he consent to run?" was asked. "That question I cannot answer. Mr. Blaine's greatest aim in life is to secure the consummation of his long-cherished plain for reciprocity, and he will let nothing stand in the way; but as for being a candi date for the presidency, as it is commonly understood, he is not, nor would he consent to be if it involve any struggle in conven tion. "President Harrison's well-known ideas about two terms have in no way changed. if the expression of the people, through their state conventions and otherwise, pointed to Mr. Blaine, President Harrison would deem it his duty to support Mr. Blaine. "I went down in the train on Saturday with Mrs. Damroseh and the secretary met us at the Mount Desert ferry and sailed across the bay with us on the Sappho. Mrs. Damrosoh agreed with me that her father had not looked so well for months. The secretary takes long drives, daily, walks about his grounds, or sits upon the piazza of the Stanwood and drinks in the beauty of the scenery stretched out be fore him. It was very warm there Sunday and Monday, but the cool breezes from across the bay tempered the heat, and the nights are cool enough to make one glad that blankets have not been packed away for the summer." Many of Mr. Blaine's personal friends call on him, making brief pilgrimages to Bar Harbor. Senator Hale, who lives at Ellsworth, some eighteen miles away, drives down frequently behind a handsome pair of bays. Altogether the secretary is having an enjoyable outing, while yet keep ing his hand on the lever, ready for action at a moment's notice. His health is rap idly becoming more and more restored. Senator Charles F. Manderson, of Ne braska, president pro tem. of the United States senate, was at the Windsor hotel one night recently. He talked about the politi cal situation and his visit to West Point. "The Farmers' alliance is very strong in Nebraska," said the senator. "There is no disguising the fact. The vote in Nebraska last November showed that it was almost evenly divided between the republicans, democrats and Farmers' alliance. I think the alliance is as strong as ever, and has possibly increased in numbers since the election. If there has been an increase it has been at the expense of the democrats. In Wisconsin and Illinois they are con fronted with the school question, as ex ilained by Mr. Payne in The Recorder, while we in Nebraska are confronted with the railroad question. There is no doubt that the state has been badly railroad-rid den, and there is more or less feeling among the farmers against the way the railroads are conducted. The legislature, which was largely made up of farmers, passed what was known itas the Newberry tonnage bill. This was vetoed by Gov. Boyd, a democrat, and maniy ot the domocratto farmers were displeased with the action, and some of them have since joined the alliance. "On the other hand, many republicans to their party, beoatnse tl:er see that ii the alliance carries some of the inothwestern states it would prove en advantacol to the democrats by throwina the election for president into the house of representatives. Still the alliance buhas had its convention and it would be folly to atteulmpt to underesti mate its strength. The delightful tempt:a tibns that the organization holds out in the platform adopted nt Clncinunti may add to its roll of membership, for the average man in not averse to receiving something for nothing." "Is Secretary Blainuo a popular as over?" Nebraska ha always been at strolng Il ls i state and, if anything, he is dearer to the hearts of the people than ever. 't'Irtis is no doubt that the republicans would be for Blaine it he were a candidaste, but that. is not considered amuong the poesibultler. I have ino idea that he will be ai candidate. It he is not, the Nibruska republie.lns ace mostly for tHarrison, who has gretal" strengthened himseolt during the p:.it ,) t. 'I'he people retoguaii thatl he lhas given us a good administration. and that. with Mr. Blaine out, he is entitled tont renomtuination. GCen. Agler has a very aggressive following in Nebraska, which is principally confined to thie old soldier elementt." "Who is the demooratic favorite in the west?" "1 think Cleveland is the favorite. In spite of all the free coinage s.oltimeut and the ex-president's well kniown position on that subject, the democrats. In discussing persolis for the peosldenu y are compelled to ouenter ul on Mr. IClevelsnd. I would not fPrediet that he will be untuinateJ, tor that argely del ends ulpon New York. From the way 1 hour democrats talking since I have been in New York. 1 tam convinced that there is ia regular Kilkeuny fight going on between H1ill and Cleveland. If it keeps on it seems to me that the denmocracy will find it necessary to go outside of New York state for a candidate. In that ease they could not do better than take Senator Gor. nan. I am a great admirer of Gornman. He is well qualified to fill any high position. liH Is a very cool. level-headed man." "What will be the issues in the next campaign?" "The tariff and the silver question will be the prinolple ones. I doubt it we will hear muth about the free ballot and a fair count. In some western states, like my own, we will have the railroad question." "Will there be another attempt to change the rules of the senate?' "No, I think not. A faction in the senate is strongly in favor of a change, so that we may be rid of what seems so mnch unneces sary discussion. iBut this faction is in the minority. The majority is of the opinion that as the senate is a small body we can stand all the discussion, as we have always been able to keep up to the house in legis lation." A CONTRARY OPINION. Congressman GOfford Thinks senator Petw tigrew Is Mistaken. WAsgm rsTon, June 21.-Bepresentative Gliford, of South Dakota, arrived in Wash ington Friday morning with the brisk breeze of the plains in his long gray look. He does not agree pith Senator Pettigrew that the people of South Dakota are allfor Blaine. "I do not care what Pettigrew says," he said to a Minneapolis Journal represents. tive. "South Dakota is for Harrison. You cannot tell what may happen between the time for the meeting of the convention. Cullom may develop considerable strength. If he does, and if it should appear that he has any chance of getting the nomination, our people would he for Cullom, but as it stands now they favor the renomination of Harrison, and the chances are that he will get the nomination." "Will not McKinley stand in the way of the presidential nomination if he is elected governor of Ohio by a large majority?" was asked. "No, the fact is I don't see that anything in the world is going to prevent the repub. licans from renominating Harrison and the democrats from nominating Cleveland. The money question is not going to enter into it. The folks out my way like to see things moving and if they are not warming things up on one thing they are on another. What they want is motion. They don't like to stand still, and now that they have the finest prospects for crops in South Da hota they have ever had, there is no trouble about money. They can get rich at present prices. They can also make a fortune selling hogs. They have all the money they need. Things are booming, and the state is going republican in'92 unless there is some very bad management somewhere. If there is too much bossing we in the west will be all right for the republican party. "The third party movement is of no ac count; there is nothing to it. It is not based on any principle, but is a scheme after offices. Last year, when the inde pendent senator was chosen, the deal was set up in South Dakota between the inde pendents and democrats for '92. They agreed to divide the offices between them. If they carry the deal out it would be a bard thing to beat them, but they cannot. The democrats will not stick to it. It is impossible to hold the two elements to gether. In Kansas and Nebraska the third may do something that no one mn tell anything about. In Ohio McKinley is sure to be elected. WHAT THEY THINK OF IT. Opinion In Europe of the World's Fair at Chicago. Panrs, June 21.-An associated press core respondent has made inquiries among Uni ted States consuls in France concerning the disposition of manufacturing classes in their districts towards the Chicago fair. Consul Williams, at Havre, says there is much good feeling towards the enterprise, but it is too early to look for either energy or apathy. Consul Loomis, at St. Etienne says the exhibition has not been exploited in that part of France, and until it is pressed strongly upon the attention of the public in Europe. "I do not think it can be said there is any real opinion concerning it. Consul Williams, at Rouen, says: "At present manufacturers are absorbed in watching the effect of the McKinley bill or. on their fabrics in the American market, and it is too soon to arrive at any conclu sion. The consequences of the passage of their own tariff act are the object it solici tude. Until these problems are solved tiny will not direct their attention to Chica t with longing eyes." Consul Bennett, at Nantes, says: "This consular district is not at present very en thusiastic abut the Chicago exhibition. They are asking whether it is worth the trouble and expense; whether it is worth while to expose their products to foreign customers so long as the general tendency is towards high protective tariffs that might in the future render their commercial rela tions difficult or impossible." Consul Fairfield, at Lyons, says: "I think there is a fair degree of interest in this city. Those who now no business with the United States, or such as think there is a fair pros pect of introducing themselves, will make exhibits." Reports from other consuls are much the same as those given above. Portugal WilI Not Be Represented. LisnoN, June 21.-A high offitial here, when asked by an Associated press corre spondent concerninug the prevailing opinion in Portugal in regard to the Chicago ex roition. said: "So far as I can ascertain, there is Fabsolutely no interest taken in this country usn the fair. Save; ral mouths the ago United States minister resident here comnmunicatep the invitation to P'ortugal, but no response ex cept formal acknowledgment of the letter halls been received. The present financial condition of this kingdom would preclude any considerable expenditure on the part of the government. 1 doubt if this country will be represented there in a national way." A Knight of the Rasor. WASurnOTON, June 21.-Information has been received here that King Humbert, of Italy, on the recommendaltion of 1 re mla liudini and Itarotn lrva, the late mutttritr to the United States, has knighted Dr. '. S. Verdi, of this city, and bestowed upon him the title of ohevalier in return for ext irl ,. dinary services rendered that coun ry. Verdi was fornor ly a barber hero i, , chulat allegiance I t tis country. 11f+ w. S an intilmate trlenld of Ihron Fava. At tl,e tune of the New I)rlh.ana incident Verdi d- nIouxtced the New Orleans peomtla bitterlh. Ie slaid nothing more corll bt expected Irom a communinty whero governor and whose mayor was at murderer. No Los.s of Life. Ca\no, III., June 21.-A cyclone in this vicinity this afternoon did considerable damage. unroofing a great Ionty hoaues, u.routing trees, blowing cars off railroad tracks aand knocking all telegraph wires down. The ferry boat Gwynn, from 'Paducah with an excursion party for Cairo, just landing, was blown over to the Ken t acky shore. There was no loss of life. The Strike Npreeding. COtIanO, June t1.-Two thousand mold ers will probably be on a strike by to-mor. row night. Their union decided last even ing that none of their members should work on architectural work in any Chlesgo foundry during continuannce of the present strike of architectural iron workers. Th:e practically orders a strike of 2,(0)1 tnalderg of the city. The strike now threatent ts spread to other building trades.