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XXXII.-N 4 HELENA MONTANA. WEDNEDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 181 PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOL. XXXII.-NO 142. HELENA. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY MORNING. JUNE 24, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS MORE SINNED AGAINSI, Statement of John W. Bardsley, Treasurer of Philadelphia, to Mitigate Sentences Responslbility for the Loss of Money Traced Home to Ex aminer Drew. He Knew the Keystone Bank Was Insoly eat-Lacey Not Far Removed From Criminal Connivance. PrHLADELPHIA, June 23.-John Bardsley, ex-city treasurer, who several days ago plead guilty to embezzlement of public funds, was brought into court for sentence to-day, but on motion of the district attorney sentence was suspended indei nitely. The district attorney opened proceedings by stating that he wished to call some wit nesses so the court could get some infor nsation on which to pass sentence. An ex pert accountant testified that B:trdsley, in his two years ana a half of incumbency of the offioe of city treasurer received $200). 000 interest on the public funds. That Blardsley usel $510,000 in speculation and h d loaned $600,030 to one banking firm and $200,030 to another. He also loaned $400,000 to the Bradford Mills company, of which he was the owner. Bardsley also sold and converted to his own use $57,003 worth of government bonds he held for the city, but this money was subsequently returned. The expert found that Bardsley's stock op erations cost him in the neighborhood of $100,000. Attorney Alexander, for Bardsley, cross examined Expert Accountant Brown, the substance of whose testimony was that the investigation had not gone far enough to say positively that any money has actually gone into Bardeley's pockets. Brown was also fprced to, acknowledge that there was an actual profit to the city of about $170, 000 between the money received at interest by Bardsley and the money he lost in stocks, as this money has been turned over to the city. Brown further said that with the exception of the school fund,athe city's fund was intact. Bardsley then arose and commenced to read his long expected st.item:nt, occupy ing an hour and a quarter doing so. The summary of his itemized statemnert shows a balance due the city of $191,061, and a net balance due the state of $1,002,719. 'Ihis balance is accounted for as follows: Clearing house due bills from the Keystone bank, $925,000; receipt of the president of the Keystone bank for 100 bonds of the Baltimore Traction comnoany, $1,000 each, $100,003; notes taken from G. P. Haines for cash given him to assist the Keystone bank, $25,000; 750 shares of stock in the Farmers" and Mechanics' bank. $100.000: cash in the same bank, $808; cash in the hands of the hands of the assignee, $5,000, total, $1. 15, 880; balance due the city and state, $18,872. The statement continuing, says: "this accounts for all money entrusted to my care except a balance of $438,882, which is many times overcome by property and claims made over to the assignee." Re garding his transactions with the Kevs.o.ne bank, Bardsley says that when he took office he found his predecessor hadon de posit there $1,110,000, $700,000 in excoFs of law. He reduced the balance to less than the legal limit and thereafter kept It with in that limit, except for three or four days. Transactions with the bank up to the panic of 18190 were satisfactory. Then he was cpplied to for assist ance and deposited with the president the Baltimore Traction bonds, which were used at the clearing house for a loan. These bonds, face value, were to be returned to to Bardsley, but never were. President Marsh applied te him in the spring of 18:0 to make other deposits. He complied, and during the year deposited with the bank $945.000, of which only $20,000 was returned to him. About Nov. 1 he notified the bank that on Nov. 26 he would call on them for $400,000 for the state treasurer. He was not able to collect it, nor any part thereof. "Remember," says Bardsley, "this money was placed in a bank where there was no suspicion of insolvency, and even the mem baers of the cleHring house had no suspicion. During all these months, and especially during December, Examiner Drew made many public declarations that every na tional bank in Philadelphia was safe and solvent." During the fall of 18L9 he assured Bardsley time and again that the Keystone was all right and in as good position as any other national banhk in Philadelphia in pro portion to capital and surplus. When the true condition of the bank was asegrtained Bardsley says he was, with everybody else, astonished that Drew did not know of the insolvency, and so expressed himself to President Marsh, who said he believed Drew did not know all about it. but from the fact that Drew was under obligations to Lucas and himself, he (Marsh) thought Drew wanted to assist the bank all he could. Marsh said that at the time of Lucas' death the bank held prom issory notes signed by Drew for money bor lowed. Marsh also stated that valuable presents or sums of money had been pre sented to Mr. Drew by himself and Mrs. Lucas. "I assert most positively," cantinued Bardsley, "that Drew should hayv known the true condition of the bank, and had he communicated the fact to me I would nave. have permitted the city and state and my own funds to have remained there." Mlarsh told on one occasion, during Lucas' life, that Drew came to examine the bank, but on the request of Lucas postponed i t for a week. Marsh said thlat Drew's assist ant at one time boarded with him and kept b.m fully advised of Drew's intended movements. Bardsley asserted all statements that he knew anything about or connived at Marsh's flight are absolutely false. He never had itnty lations with Marsh other than as a depositor. During his period of ofi ea he never had any transactions with Postmaster General Wannamraker nor any personal knowledge of that gentleman's transactions with the Keystone bank. Ito (Itardsloy) did write a letter to Wanun maker while the latter was traveling with the president in California, asking hint to use his influence with Comptroller Lacey In favor of the appointment of City Comp troller 'l lompson as receiver of the bank, and also visited Lacey in Washington for that purpose. It is true that he (Bardsley) loaned state moneys to Gleundttnnig & Co., stock brok ers; also, to a number of banlks and bank ing institutions, through H. IH. Yard. lHe also deposited state mIlonteys in the Si!venth Manufacturers, Sprieng (Garden, Kerstone. 'Third National, People's, Columlbia, Chest. nut 'trvet amnd I)exol's bainks aud did r, cuive interest from each of said banks. He also depiosited state moneys with the Farm era' and Mechanics' National and received interest thereon. In connection withl this batik, the president loaned hint money with which he purchased 2,0()) harirs of West Chicago l'assenger railway at about $19) per share. the larger portion of which was afterwalds sold by the bank at about $134 per share. lie positively denies that either city or state money was used in that traneaetion. In concluding his statemento HBrdsley suidl that for the past twenty years his household expenses have never exceeded $1,500 year, which also included his personal espenses. In Marsh last be moved to Germantown to be near his factory, buy ing in June last. His property cost ,000, which am represented his wife's savings and his savings from all out side sources. He admits that he loaned state money to various banks and others, not knowing there was any law against it. Every dollar he loaned either to Glenden ning &, Co. or the banks was returned at the time fixed, together with interest, and all this money, both principal and interest, he has paid over. He received interest on state money because he did not know it was a crime to do so. Interest so received, how ever, has either been paid by him to the state or will be col lected by his assignee. As to the charge of buying securities with public funds, be. says it is true in part. He did not buy them, however, with any thought of retain ing them, but only with the idea of making secure a portion of the large amount in his hands, with the intention of selling the same when required to make payments to the state. The securities so purchased have all been sold and the proceeds paid over, together with all the dividends on the same. Bardsley asserted that neither state nor city is loser to the extent of a dollar by reason of doing any of these things for which he has been indicted. On the contrary, profits arising from these transr otions. which exceed all the losses, have been put by him within the control of the authorities. As to the assertion that many prominent politicians hale been bor rowers from him, and have shared in some way the profits of the office, Bardsley said it is true he has assisted many men in pri vate, political and public life in small loans, yet in every instance the money has been returned or is amply secured. "1 have resided in this city over forty years, thirty-five of which have been in active business and over twenty-five in the public service, twenty-three of which I was membo' of councils, devoting the best years of my life to public work, neglecting my business, so I made no profit, neglectiing my family, my mind and body being de voted to public interests, working fourteen to eighteen hours daily and during all these years living in the most economical manner because of want of money, denying family and self of almost the comforts of life because of want of money; and now, advanced in years, with wife and family to support, I am stripoed of all property, my family penniless thrown on the charities of the world, my reputation destroyed, my body imprisoned, and all for what? Because a hank has failed in which I placed money entrusted to my care and becausa 1 have violated a law to me un known and never before enforced. When I have made all reparation in-my power by turning over all property and giving all possible assistance to both city and state, what mare can I do?" At the conclusion of his statement the judge granted the district attorney's motion ror a suspension of sentence until the ex pert accountants finish their work." WORTHY HIS HIRE. And by the Eternal the Laborer Shall Have It. TOPEKA, Kan., June 23.-State Lecturer Prather, of the Kansas Farmers' alliance, has addressed a communication to district alliances setting forth the plan of organiza tion in compliance with instructions form ulated at the Washington meeting last Feb ruary. It is important as showing that the system of co-operation is to hereafter form the sub-structure of the alliance movement. On this point the address says: "We have been working on the competitive plan until we are nearly a nation of wealth-producing paupers. Others have been working unaon the co-operative plan and are wealthy. show the difference to our people. We art imasters of the situation, not only politically but from a busi uesa standpoint, both in buying and selling, if we will only learn the great lesson of co-operation. Present an un bIroken front and march to victory. Then millions of wage slaves will soon be emnan cipated, and happiness and prosperity be our ieward. The laborer is worthy of his hire, and by the eternal he shall have it." More Brains, Less Brawn. NEw HAVEN, June 23.-At the graduating exercises of the Yale law class to-day there was a notable gathering. Justice Brown, of the United States supreme court, presided, and on the platform sat a score of gradu ates of fifty years and more ano. Justice Brown spoke for what he called the famous class of 1850 (his own) and commented on the fact that two moemubers of it were now justices of the United States su:mreme court. Justice Brewer. the other member, was also pros ent. Hou. E. B. Nicholls, who responded on behalf of the class of 1841, caused a sen ration amonu the younger alumni by call ing on President Dwight to find a better substitute for sonme of the honor and glory of the university than athletics. Secret of Von Moltke's Success. The basis of Moltke's success was prepa ration, precision. For years the quiet man had bent every enermy to detail. He had devoted no time to show work; he cared naught for the outward parade of effliciency. He had made sure that what the army wee on paper it was in effect; that every man and officer was ready, and knew his place and duty; that mobilization should menu actual assembly. Every uncertain element was eliminated. So far as lay within human poweo the war had been re duced to a mathematical calculation.-Col. T. A. Dodge in the June Forum. Will e Decided a Year Hence. BosToN, June 23.-It was generally sup posed a full court had decided the celebrated Andover case. It is now learned that the court has not acted upon the various ques tions in controversy, and the case may possibly be reargued. In anu event the de cision by a full bench will not be reached for a year at least. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Bishop Price, of the Nasereth M. E. church, Camden, N. J., is dead. Mrs. Samuel Mather, of Cleveland. Ohio. gavo $735,0! to the Western Reserve uni versity for its college for women. A construction train left the track at Million, five miles from Richmond, Va., and killed five colored men and injured six others. 'The coutestaents of the second Barnaby will have asked for a conltinuiaucn of p obl tion until September. The request has been granted. Atchison ollicials say there is no truth in the rumor that the Colorado Mbidland will be woven into the main system of the Atch ison about October 1. Alloy Bros. & Paco, loather dealers, have ansigned. Liabilities estimated at $.0.t,Oi) . Mr. Place, of the failed firm, says the cod Itire will receive 100 cents on the dollar with interoest. Harvest in Kansas is in full blast, and farmers are fllding the yield of wheat far in excess of anticipationi. 'there is great scarcity of hands, and unless help is se cured miuch grain will be lost. On application of counmel for a new trial for hlcClrystal and (Cooney, two New )r leans jury bribers, Judge Marr, after re viewing the testimony of witnesses in the ease, decided to grant the accused a new trial on the ground that the testimony did not warrant the verdict. 'The coroner's jury of Jefferson Parish, la., investigating the recenlt Illinois Cel- tral wreck, returned i verdict to-day of gross negligence oni tihe part of F. (i. 'I'en nllt. IIi leaving the switch opein, itnd 1)r. Issm ill belling accessory. (harges of man slaughter were preferre'd nilunst both imeni, and they were held in $2,t.a). MILES CITY MEETING, Flattering Prospects for a Season of Fine Racing in That City. Very Liberal Purses Have Been Hung Up for Speedy Animals. Many Entries and the Track In Condition Excellent Stabling Facillties Other Sporting News. Minrs CITY, June 23.- [Bpecial.]-The re cent rains throughout this section have put the standard mile track in the finest condi tion for the opening of the second annual race meeting of the Custer County Horse Fair and Sales assoiation, which com mences Wednesday, Tune 24. This morn ing the clouds rolled by, and the sun, in all its resplendent glory, shines upon what has been pronounced by all who have seen it to be the finest and best race track in the west. The programme of the four days' racing, commencing June 24th and ending June 27th, is as follows: FIReT DAY. Trotting, 2:30 class, $400. Running, half mile, two-year-olds, $250. Running, half mile, Custer and Dawson county horses, $1511. SECOND DAY. Trotting, 8:00 minute class, $300. Running, one mile, all ages, $300. Hurdle race, one mile, over tive hurdles, $200. THIRD DAY. Trotting, 2:35 class, $300. Running, three-fourths of a mile, all ages, $250. Running, one mile, military race, $100. FOURTH DAY. Trotting, free for all, $750. Kunning, one and one-eighth miles, all ages, $500. Each day's programme will be closed with a grand free-for-all Indian race, which will no doubt prove one of the most interesting features of the week's entertainment. In addition to the number of horses that par ticipated in the Glendive races, mention of which has already been made in THe INDE PENDE.NT, and which were shipped here im mediately after that meeting, have been added Stables from Butte. Bozeman, Da kota, Wyoming, Fort McLeod, N. W. 'I'., and that of Jep. Ryan, consisting of five head of blooded two-year-olds from the Musselshell. Nor is there included in the above list the Custer county horses which are now in training at their respective ranches .and will not in all probability make their ap pearance at the race track until the morn ing of the races. The race track stables consist of forty-five stalls, fourteen feet square, constructed of the beat ship lapping lumber, finished up on the inside with matched white pine and so admirably ar ranged that all air can be excluded while a horse is being groomed after training or racing. In many instances one stall is oc cupjed by two horses, thus filling the stable room to its utmost capacity and making a total of about sixty-five head of horses now at the track and ready for business. Since the meeting of the association last season many creditable im provements have been made, at their course, among which might be mentioned the erection of a new windmill of the latest improved patent, with suffi cient force to supply the grounds with water for sprinkling and other purposes, from the Yellowstone river; also the con verting of the space immediately under the grand stand, which was formerly occupied as a saloon, into a restaurant for ladies and ladies department, and an office for the secretary, where the purse money, amount ing to $3,500, will be disbursed to the win ners of the various races as soon as the de cision of the judges is rendered. As yet the judges of the races have not been appointed. At the last meeting sev eral spats arose and hard feelings existed, which grew out of the decisions of inex perienced judges, which will at this meet ing be avoided if the same can possibly be done. The best feeling imaginable prevails at the race track among all the horsemen, jockeys and trainers, and the president and secretary are praised by all for exerting their every effort, and leaving nothing un done to make this, their second annual meting, a glorious success, and which, be yond the peradventure of a doubt, they will most certainly do. Sheepshead Bay Meetlng. SHEEPI'BEAD BAY, June 23.-Mermaid stakes, mile and one furlong-Equity won, Flavilla second, Ambulance third. Time, l:5(N0. Coney Island stakes, mile and one fur long-Kingston won, Potomao second, saunterer third. Time, 1:5:13-5. Mile and three-sixteenths-Frontenao won, Drizzle second, Reclare third. Time, 2:01 4-5. Zephyr stakes, three-fourths of a mile Nomad won, Rex second. Air Plant third. Time, 1:12. Futurity stakes, three-fourths of a mile Fremont won. Ermintrude second, lMoCor mick third. Time, 1:1:1. Mile and one furlong-ltichal won, Si rocco second, Adventurer third. Time, 1:57 3-5. Handicap on the turf. mile and one quar ter-Itaceland won. 'Ten Tray second. \'en geur third. Time, 2:0.9. Kansas City Meeting. KANsAs CITy, June 23.-I-)pening day of the Exposition Driving Park asaociation racos. Attendance rood, track fast. Mile--led Sign won, oReceiver second, May Ilardy third. Time, 1:47. Hlalf a mile- Bengal colt won, Angereo second, Alitbn tthild. Ti'ine., :53. Mile and one-eighth-Flt:'t loec Slauihter won. Underwater secoond.Orrik third. 'Tiil', liouts. five furlongs-laena Lanzl won, Wild liton second, Little isister tiord. 'l'ion', 1:01t,. Seon buit--Wild Ruse won, lena lazel second, ('old lotek thick. TlIu, 1:04. Third hlat-- Wild lose won, Izel pulled out. 'lTin,', 1:04'". ,ix furilongle--(' :itiltan won. I)an Meek second, Abe Ihalstond ti iit. 'I itue, 1:1. I.arinlg at ('hltelago. (.li'Ano, Juone 2:.--Wasnlingtonii Park, mnile lnd one-sixtueenth-Virgto I)'tir won, Itaoinlo eeond, Allapo third. ' iIm.', l:4il'.. ilidens,three-yearnlilrlie,ouo niitle - ItIgli won, Kendig second, Ztndor third. I'ine, :4 ide ke, fl is Lakeside stakes, lie fut longs-- ia. Knott won, irncelet second, Chaperona third. Tume, 1:024. Handicap, nine furlongs-My Fellow won, Bilackbrn second, Brandolette third. Time, 1:55f%. Miss Cart, a two-year-old filly of mnho promise, by Wild Idle, while exercising this morning ranrinto a fence and received in juries from which she died an hour later. Thei animal was owned by Jessie Carr, of Salina City, Cal., and was valued at $3,(X00. The Trutters at Elartford. HASTroinD, Conn., June 23.-The summer meeting at Charter Oak park opened this afternoon. 2:40 trot-L xington Chief won, Ramona seconu.King Charles third, Star Boy fourth. Best time, 2:3i0. 2:22 pace-Lady Sheridan won, G. It. S. second, Ilderim third, Lady Hamilton fourth. Beet time, 2:22. 2:24 trotting--Dynamite won, Annie V. second, Virginia Evans third, C. T. fourth. Best time, 2:22M. RASE BALL GAMES. The Home Club Mentioned First In the Record Here Printed. LEAGUE CLUBS. Chicago 5, Cincinnati 2. Cleveland 14, Pittsburg 5. Brooklyn 11, New York 3. Phildelphia 3, Boston 2. AHSOCrAITION CLUB. St. Louis 0, Cincinnati 6. Washinaton 2, Athletic 3. Columbus 4, Louisville 1. MANIFESTO RECEIVED. From the Presidential Party in the Chili an Controversy. WASneroToro, June 23.--The Chilian lega-s tion here to-day received a cablegram stat ing that the national congress of Chili had unanimously approved by acclamation the preamble and resolution which is desigred to discredit the insurgents' claims of regularity in their contest against the president of Chili and the present congress. The in surgents claim to Le acting under authority of a delegation of the late congress, and the manifesto of the present congress de clares that such a delegation is non-exist ent, because, as alleged, the late congress never delegated its power, and had it done so the act would have been un constituti rmal. The manitesto recites the immunity of the president under the constitution from deposition, and that his term continues until Sept. 18 next; that he is acting within his powers to preserve order and does not pretend to exceed the period of his incumbency. Finally, the manifesto announces that: "We consider as violators of the constitution and laws of the country all members composing the revolu tionary board, and all those assuming the character of their representatives as min isters of state or diplomatic ministers against the constitutional government, squandering public wealth in the rebellion which they are waging against the credit, peace and welfare of the republic. Rejected the Town Sites. WAsnroTNTON, June 23.-Secretary Noble has rendered a decision in the case of the town sites of East Guthrie, North Guthrie and Capital Hill, Oklahoma, against Veer der B. Paine and others, agricultural claim ants,: The secretary affirms the decision of the commissioner, rejecting the claim of the town site of North Guthrie, and directs a hearing to be had to determine the rights of the respective agricultural claimants. IThe application of the mayor and others to enter the west half of section nine as the town site of East Guthrie is rejected on the ground that that the application was made in the interest of men, many of whom vio lated the act of congress in entering the territory prior to the date fixed by the president in his proclamation. The Letter Will Comte. WASURIITON, June 23.-Officials of the Russian legation here discredit the report of the disappearance of the royal messenger hearing dispatches sent from Japan by the czarewitch to the czar of Russia, while en route from San Francisco to New York. One of the attaches of the legation said to day that two courierra, one a Russian naval oflicer, passed through Washington last Friday on the way to St. Petersburg and sailed Saturday last. They bore messages from the wounded ozarewitch to the impe rlal family relative to the attempted assas sination in Japan and the state of his health. Peru Is Very Poor. WAsimraoN, June 23.-A private letter from Peru brings information that Admiral Brown and other officers of the United States naval fleet on thewest coast of South America paid an official visit to the presi dent of Peru and were received by hint with great cordiality, The president expressed great interest in the Chicago exposition, and although the country is very poor, they all realized the importance of being well represented at the exposition and should make the finest display the moans of the government would permit. Desperation of the Insurgents. WASnINOTON, June 23.-A telegram re ceived here to-day from Paris states that the efforts of the Chilian insurgents to so cure aid from the French government are becoming desperate. The inmlrgenta also, the telegram says, promised to deliver to Peru immediately the !erritoly of Ticna and port of Arica. provided the Peruvian government reconizea them as belligerents and gives assistance. 'Ihe Peruvinn gov ernment rejected the proposition. A Fight IlBrely Averted. Los ANoE.lMS, Juno 23.-The assistant adjutant general has received a dispatch from Lieut. Brett, commanding a detach inent in Koiu's Canton, Arizona, dated Araba valley. 'The lie utenant says when about to enter the village to malle arrests for destroying surveyot's marks and threat ening to destroy the schools. his force wait colnfrotltedt by t11ount tlfty Ihtotil,,s arilmed and stationed behinttd t barticade. They openly declared hostility toward the gov ernmelt and ai light Wls barely atverted. lie says a strong force should le sent thiet its serious trouble to anticipated if the ho tiles are not sUttlularily dealt witIh. tFor iPoliltis' N.l ke. CIlIn'lAo, Julne 23.--'Te IDaily News to mlorrow will say that at n consltultatlion of city otieials tlhis elvening it was decided that cHit should bo broul.gIti tagainst Co('untltly ''re:lulr Kern andt hil iltlrtio t without dtlav. ()roe tttl will e brtoulght ni ust hiy s lurtt lte to com Ipol settlevI. L t with lthe city and iuntither agaitlst, l'lrn to onl t llmn front ,lliee. nomlptroller Iay llsags that ,Kert htas $ll ,- t, poilitioau putlpo ,.. tieplartlion of churtch andl fIite. t1,'r LA, l: ('try, tnah, Juno 23. -P'resi dont \Voodrulf, of the Mormon church, and (Georgo .. tCntlo, lu.another Mormon otll eial. ansrhted Iu atU interview to-day that there was no truth ill thit rpeort, the o called peoplt's party of Ptalh, the lllwmtbol ship of whwh i. wholly Mtormten, hbd boon dissolved by dtrectihn of the church. l'ret detnt Wtodrntl at sa "',W,- diischant the right to control the pioitiesl tlolt io:' i ntmblre of our body," ito drelarod that h1e fIlooted the separation of ohureh antd state. TROUBLE IN. THE CAMP Striking Italian Workmen on the Pacific Extension of the Great Northern. They Demand $2 a Day and Vow That They Will Have It. Terrorizing All the Workmen for a D)is tane, of Thirty Miles-B-lood Will Sorely Flow. SPOxANe, Juno '23. - (.pocial.] - News from the scene of the difficulty between Italians and white laborers on the line of the Great Northern railway is expected hero hourly and is awaited with great interest. Ex-Chiof of 'olice Warren and ten men, who left here liaturday for the scene of trouble, arrived on the ground at fcur a. m. yesterday and were to have made an at tempt to arrest the Italian leaders this morning. It is fifty miles from the nearest telegraph station to the scene of trouble, which is near Croseport, on the Kootenay river. A letter front Warren, dated yester day, was carried to Kootenav station by a special messenger and reached here to-day. In this letter Warren says: "Every thing is on a standstill here. There isn't a man working on the road for thirty miles. The dagoes have gone no and down the road in gangs of 100 and 150, armed and carrying a flag, going into the railioad camps, some of them bearing powder cans for drums, and rmaking the men quit work. They are com ing into a camp seven miles from here to day and a man said that they were coming here to-night to take the commissary. We will be bore and ready at the grandest open ing this country ever heard of. We did not come in hero to get into unnecessary trou ble but don't propose to be bluffed out by a set of dagoes, by any means. "We are getting out warrants to-day for the arrest of four leaders for assault with deadly weapons and will march to their camp, seven miles from here, in the morn ing. We will probably get there about day light if we are not prevented by the arrival of the dagoes at our camp to-night, but if they don't come to us we will go to them. There are ten of us and we are all well armed. We are getting more guns also from one of the camps and will probably have twenty-five more to-morrow, and if that don't stop them Mr. Burns tells me he will give me all the men I want to round up the whole business and drive the dagoes out. "They have struck for $2 per day, and say they will not leave till they get it. They won't let white men work, either. My men are well satisfied and seem eager for the fray. Do not know how long we may be in here. Probably all summer. Matters look now as though we would have trouble when we arrest those fellows who are the leaders. Two deputy sheriffs are going along to serve the warrants and we will be sworn in as specials. The dagoes pulled guns on the white men and made them quit work, and would get up on the side of the mountains and roll rocks down at the workmen. Will write you again how things are." THE GLORIOUS FOURTH. Demersville Will DIo Herself Proud on That Day. DEMERSVILL., Juno 23.-[Special.]-Ex tensive preparations are being made for a grand celebretion July 4 at Demersville. The trades display in the procession will be a most attractive feature. Among the noted speakers who have consented to de claim orations are W. M. llickford and Senator E. D. Matts of Missoula, and Rob ert L. Clinton and Daniel J. Clifford of Deluersville. The fireworks display in the evening and the ball at the Montana house are among, the other attractions. The mag niicent new steamer State of Montana will convey passengers from the foot of the lake free of charge, July 4, returning also July 5, without charge. Two thou sand dollars in prizes for horse racing, base ball, etc., will be given away. The Dem eravllle Silver Cornet band has been en gaged to furnish the music for the occasion. Visitors will be transported to and from the grounds free of charge. A large at tenldance is expected from other parts of the state. The committee of orrangements will specially interest themselves in con ducing to comfort and enjoyment of all guests. A Noted Kansan Murdered. KANSAS CITY, June 23.-A dispatch from iungotown states that Col. N. S. Wood, one of the mIost noted mtein in west Kansas, was b:utally murdered to-day by James liren nani . This is another tragedy resulting from the notorious county seat war between lingotown and \VWoodadale. Wood was one of colunsels for defendants in the Shot li ('ross murder case and handled lrontlan, wio was a witness for the state, severely. To day llrnianiti let WVood on the street ill lin.uotown. aind without walnitngl, shlt hint down. Wood was very popular in Woods dale, andl it is believed his asisaisination will result in the- reolpening of hostilities. iVlaling 'Power of the Itobels. New s YoaIK. June "2U.-A dislpatch pub lished to-day, from the C(hliati governmoent sa ys tlhe rebels haive lost all mtor)al force aid that ill action uiols their part in the south Itleis eOsied. Oti the other hlantd, the diLspatel states, Pl'resident lIlltuieCIedai is taking native stops to increase thls etrouIgth of his army, sliand that the loyal war ships are ilttacklingl. the relbol plortg while the reibel squadron avoids lighting. No ('itse Ma.do nlt. Nes-w OC)lrIANs, Jlune .L'.-- iward \Vhite onI trial for attetptintllg to pi rslllLiade teon ino liurthe fromi testifysgs. After liheriig the tstlillollyi , IJodgel lFishesr smid: "Th i stlite , s lnoIl ltil ade ouit, a t cset and the only verdit' that anl ble rt endIl is not gll.ilty." The Ivetde't 'lwas rtecolrdetd and tlhe ilury wasi dlstcha'tgeid. IThe result will proably cullll abatlldonel t sof tise cttase of Art lanit. 'sted a lisle Hall Iltil. linwN-. Kal., June Y3.-:\t i base ball gnite yeste rdlay, lFriink lintlson, it bv stiander, f'ilnd fault with the decisions of thle umpllre s llllt inally ftltltlIt wtith hnu, geiIttIsg the wsrtt iof it. letter, while 'ult piro IHollu,lse was watcing the l t-le, luLrtout soile itp Ibestid ll U ruitd ftlled' hui with ia but, ilihllottg faital injiurnies. 'lhe C(ause, Atlu anurlig. Sl'llt,\oteri0, I11., June '23.-- ov. l'ifor has aBliroved ti biill e'sblsig Wuitlent to votsle iat slchool elestions. 'Twenty-six womel sumo fortn of sulffrage. LOOTED 'ThE A4 MISSIONS. Outrages by Chinese Fanatles at Waha and Ngauking. HIrc Falnclrco, June 23.-The steamer aehell arrived to-day from Yokohama and Hlong Kong. Thle North China News in its account of the Wuhu riot says it had been reported for several days that a Chinese Inob had determined to loot and burn the property of Jesuits at Wuhu, owing to a rnuor that a number of Clhinese children had been kill d and their eyes taken out by a .Jesuit father to muakie, iedicine. ()n May 12 a mnob gathered, drove out the mission arlis and destroyed the buildings. The mob then proceeded to the English consul ate and disntoyed considerable property by throwing rucks. ' lie liritish con sul and wife escaped dressed in Chinese costume, iand witl other foreigners emnbarked on tile Chlna Navigation coln anry's receiving shillp. A number of for eignirer, headed by the British consul, arined themselves, anid passed the night at the enust.rn hotuse, where, assisted by a local ChnIese magistrate, they twice re pilled the mobl,, who attempted to loot and belu the huildings. The next afternoon three Chinese gull biints arrived and quieted the O mob. The riotera did not itake ainy denulottrlttiotlas against the American Methodist Eplisopall rmission, but on the advice of the ibiitish cnllsul the mission aries also ermbarked in the steamer, which brought all to tShanghni, On the ltith of May a mobt at Nganking made an attack on the lto)man C(atho ilc mlisaios there, oIt account of the satrn rumors prevailing at Wuhu. Tlhe priests neulcet-tded in driving the mnotb away. itiiters mnade a descent also on an Inland IlisHion near the north aite, but the au thorlties prevented serious damage. A French mlan of-war was sent for and hae coinmmander informled tile governor if the rioters did not obey the mandate of the magistrate lihe would not hesitate to take stroig mieasures. A German gun boat also arrivyed the dyv after and co-operatedl in the efforts to secure protection for mission aries. At last advices, however, placards had been posted by the rioters, declaring that mission buildings would be destroyed Friday, May 32, and threatening foreigners. PRETrY KITTY. Parnell Denies That Hie Will Wed the Blonde Enelantress. LoNvDoN, Juno 23.-Rumors have been cur rent of late that Parnell and Mrs. O'Shea were soon to be marriotd. A reporter sought Mr. Parnell recently for the purpose of ob taining an authoritative statement on this interesting subject. The Irish statesmen was learned to have been at the house of commons fromr noon until four o'clock on businens connected with a private bill for one of his Cork constituents, but as usual his disappearance after leaving the house was so sudden and unobserved that it was difficult to trace his whereabouts. The correspondent succeeded, however. after a long search in locating the object of his pursuit. Mr. Parnell was found seated on a pleasant terrace overlooking the river and surrounded by a gay group of ladies, his guests. 'Jhe table around which the I party were seated was loaded with del. icacies appropriate to hot weather, and the scene spread out along the water side was a bright and I attractive one. He seemed to be enjoy f ing himself thorougly, and his looks indi cated that he was in excellent health. He is more robust and more active than for years past. He granted a few moment's in Sterview with the correspondent, stepping aside to talk in private. When interrogated as to the rumors of his approaching mar riage he betrayed some annoyance at the circulation of such reports and assured his visitor that they were utterly untrue. He i did not wish to discuss the matter any 3 further than to say that so far as the state ment that he was to marry Mrs. O'Shea soon was concerned, it was without an atomu of foundation. To the intimation Ithat this left the question as to his remote intentions still open, Mr. Parnell made no reply, but diplomatically and courteously changed the subject of conversation to one less personal. He stated, in the course of the interview, that he was confident of suc cess in the coming election in county Car low, to fill the vacancy caused by the death - of O'Gorman Mahon, and the general out a look was improving in every respect. To Unwater the Mine. CITY OF MEXICo, June 23.-The Veta Grand mine at Parral, which broke its pumps a year ago and flooded the mine to the fourth level, is now putting in a new pump and other machinery at an expendi ture of $6i0,000 preparatory to unwatering the mine. 'This mine has been worked for g21) years, producing millions. The average yearly output before the mine was flooded was 24,000 tons of thirty to forty ounces milling ore. Several mines adjoining bare been sold to American companies. Suspended Horse Car Service. BonnnAUx, June 23.-The municipal an thorities have suspended the horse car ser. vice pending the settlement of a dispute between the employee and the company. Military forces are picked throughout the city and are continually patrolling the streets. There have been a number of con flicts between the gendarmes and rioters during which many of the former were in jured. Foreign Flashes. Von Schellendorf, formerly Prueian minister of war, died Tuesday. It is announced that Count Didunday, Italian ambassador at Berlin, is recalled. Albert liam, the well known ceuller, died at his hollle in SaRnire, Canada, AMonday of hemorrhage of the lungs. It is stated that Murietta & Co., London bankers, have arranged their affairs so they will not be compelled to go into liquidsa tion. In an election riot at lBologna, growing iout tof the defeat of ia socialist, one man was killed and many others injured. Sov oral persons were arrested. The London C'hronicle's Warsaw corres pondent says the Russian government liha forbidden the Jews to emigrate and that Jews are detained at the fiontier. A band of armed Kurds is holdin, an Eruglish girl ntll:ed Katie (ireenlietu, aged fourteenC, whoI was alductedl at the Turkish c~iainSla:tti in Sionybolak, Persia, in defiance of the English consul. (:reater $LNrprise FIollowed. Kiasas ('riV, June 23.-A special from Sprin;fiteld. Mo., save the sudden resigna tiCon of Prof. Anliadon,. of Drury college, w was a surprise I t te public, although he wItas known to have teien unpopular with ,tudteits. (irealter aLurprrie i(ame when it Vwias disiovered that I 1 had abiscolndeld after saeiirting nlldors.metlll for labout $1,300 by his ftellow l'rofese a. Once a Noted Actress New I'Yti. Jine ::. It in eiatelt to-day that Catherine Sillelhlr, widow of Trage dian Edwin Forrest, died last week at the ago iof 71. '1 hioiughi once well known as the wsife of the fiaous star, and latter on as nl anotrt el of no te Uii ability, her closing days Weire IpaHsetd it obi .i. uty. lBroken In health land fortune, she lived with friends in thils city. Molrdered a Laid. lIHtirrotlu , (onn., June 23.--Beveral town tiotis wetit itp on Trinity college campus to-nitht and rm.i d a disturbance during class day reception. Stephen Daily, In structor in the gy llnasinilll, ordered thein to lhtvo, and they attacked hiim. lie pulled a prstoal and tired, killing John McQarthy, aged 10.