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VOL. XXXII.-NO 148. HELENA. MONTANA. THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 25, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS ant * rar a nsia asn rs...... IA..1... I - - ____ COLLEGE AOUATIC EVENTI Columbia Freshmen Win a Greal Victory Over Yale and Harvard Crews. The Two-Mile Reoord by an Eight Oared Crew Lowered Yesterday. To-Day the Three-Cornered Struggle Take, Place-Miles City Race Meeting Opens Successfully. Naw LoNDoN, June 24.-The two-mile eight-oared race between the Columbia, 'Yale and Harvard freshmen orews was rowed at noon to-day on the Thames river. All the morning a stiff breeze blew down the river and the waves were high. Toward neon the wind died away and the water calmed down, so it was decided to start. The water favored the crews most decided ly, and this accounts largely for the fast time made by all of the crows. The Colum biana' time is the fastest on record. The race was won by Columbia by three lengths. Yale second, two lengths ahead of Harvard. Time, 9:41, 9:53X, and 9:86, respectively. THREE CORNERED RACE. The Great Aquatic Event of the College Year To-Day. Nrw LoanoN, June 24.-The three-cor nered race to-morrow, as this event is called, is certain to prove the most inter esting this year of any since the crews first came together, and will be much intensified by the victory of the Columbia freshmen crew to-day. The first eight-oared race between these three colleges came off in 1889, when Cornell won, with Columbia a close second, but with the most thoroughly pumped out crew imaginable. Columbia's work that season was really remarkable, for, miserably trained as they were, they made a hard fight, and pulled a very plucky race. Last year Columbia had no crew, and Cornell defeated the University of Pennsylvania in very good time. This year each one of the three colleges has made an especial effort, and the result is three of the best crews they have yet turned out. Columbia particularly has made great advance over previous years. She has had a level-headed captain, and a coach who has been drilling the men in the Oxford stroke, with a few deviations. The crew is a light one, but has shown in prac tice a very good turn of speed, though the men have the fault of letting their slides go and bending their arms as soon as they put power on the oar. Their reach is not good either, and there is not that swing direct from the hips that should be seen. The crew has made great improvement since going to New London, where it is be ing coached by Mr. Applegate, of the '80 and '87 crews-and an eltremely good oar. The crew is made up: Stroke, H. S. McKee, '93; No. 7, A. D. Prince, '93; No. 6. H. P. Meikleham, '94; No. 5, G. W. Metcalfe, oapt., '91; No. 4, W. H. Camp, law; No. 3, T. L. Chrystie, '92; No. 2, W. A. Pomeroy, '93; bow, F. J. Oakes, '93} cox'n, A. T. Hewlett, '92; subs, W. N. Tamntor, '93; R. M. Cignoux, law. All except 0, 4, 2 and Gignoux have rowed on their class crews, and 6 and 2 have pulled tug of ifar. No man on the crew has ever before rowed a 'varsity race. The new shell purchased from Waters proved too large, so the crew will be handicapped by rowing in an old boat. Cornell, as usual, has a fast crow, rowing in form distinctively its own. 'this comes i about, of course, by Courtney, its coach, being a single souller, and the men are naturally taught a sculler's stroke. They have very little body swing, and their arms are bent almost as soon as the power is put on: but they get in powerful leg work, and their slide is long. The crow is made up: Bow, E. A. Griffith, 1. a.- No. 2, H. A. Benedict, '91: No. 3, J. M. 'Volfe, captain, '92; No. 4, T. W. Hill, '93, No. f, G. F. Wapner, '94: No. 6, F. W. Kelley, '93; No. 7, A. W. Marston, '92; stroke, G. P. Wither bee, '98; coxswain. E. P. Allen. '92; sub., C. J. Barr, '93: sub., W. Young, '93. Griffith has been ill. and may lose his place; if so, W. Young, '98, will take his place. He rowed No. 7 in the '93 Freshmen crew last year, being the oldest and heaviest man in the boat. Griffith would be a lose, for he is the strongest man in the boat. This is the third year for No. 2 in that seat, and last year he was captain. He is a very valuable man, being a good oar as well as coach. No. 3 is in his second year, is like wise a strong oar, and a good steady cap tain. No. 4 was on last year's crew, No. 5 rows in a shell for the first time this year, and although a novice, gives strong indications of making a good oar. Kelley, '93, has been rowing No. 6, but is not sure of the place. He was captain and No. 2 in the Freshman crew last year, and is at present probably rowing In better form than any other man in the boat. Barr has also been rowing No. 6, be ing Kelly's rival for that place. He sat in that sent in the '93 Freshman crew, and has strength and endurance. No. 7 rowed at 5 on last year's 'varsity. Stroke is a -good man, experienced and steady. Cox swain steered the Freshmen to victory last year, and has good judgment and a cool h sad. The University of Pennsylvania crew has good material, and ought to pull into fast form in the last few days of its work at I New London. The crew is made up: Bow, It. W. Green: No. 2, J. I1. Buckman; No. 1, W. 11. Waugamao; No. 4, M. L. Barshinger; No. 9, E. M. Harvey, captain; No. 6, W. F. Huff; No. 7, J. W. Adame; stroke. F. H. Hancock; coxswain, I. L. Wright; sub., it. P. Griffeth; sub., G. A. Van I enney. Hsncock towed No. 3 last year, and was I saot. on the Freshman crew which won from I Yale. Harvey, captain, was No. 9 last year i and No. 7 in his class ciew. Waugamanwas I No. 4 last year and how; filled same seat for I his class two years. The crew is a set of large, hard-muscled men, that average 170 p'unds, and is the heaviest the lJ.of P.ever sent out. they never go to thetraining table I until they reacb New London. and in that respect are at a disadvantage with the other crews. Their boat was built by Waters, under Ellis Ward's special directions. The l washboards are longer than the average shell on account of the height of the men, and the locks are Ward's new anti-crab affairs. The oars are also of Ward's make, six feet eight inches long, with a 42', button. GOODt SPORT AT MILES. c -- d With Flue Weather and (tood Attendance S the Metltng Opens. g Mitts CIry, June 24.-[8petflal.]-The e weather for the opening day of the second d annual meeting was splendid, with the track n little heavy and muddy in spots. Atten dance, about W) within the enclosure, while quite a number remained outside. 'I he Si sport was good and the bpeotaturs were ec more than santilled. ti Trotting, 8:00 minute class, mile heats, a best three in ive--irst, second and third a heats wan by Maud J., C. U). Jilfrios, owner amd driver; Lee & King's UOward, Leo ti driver. second, and Brown's Jim , mm mor driver, third in all three heats. Time, 2:273, 2:88M, 2:41. Running, half a mile, two -years old, purse $250, divided $175, $50 and $25. Won by Staffor's b. c. Livingston, R. Smith rider; Jeff Ryan's b. g. Rosemary, Perry rider, second; Tate's b. c. Jack, Patten rider, third. Time, :52k. Running, half a mile, $150, divided $105, $80 and $15; five starters. Won by Jeff Ryan's s. f. Lucinda, Gazen rider; Paget's oh. f. Mermaid, L. A. Rhett rider, second; Lux's oh. g. Monte, Cole rider, third; Mo Cauliffe & Bement's Forsyth and Jordan's Chico not placed. Time, :50. The day wound up with a half-mile In dian race, fourteen starters, which was won by lied Unknown amid general excitement and enthusiam. The opening looks. well for further success if the weather remains line. On the Sheepshead Track. SmucrmHcAD BAY, June 24.-Track fast. Six furlongs-Correction won, Fairy sec ond, Eon third. Time, 1:09 1-5. Five furlongs-His Highness won. Lester second, Hinda Dwyer third., Time,1:018-5. Mile and one-eighth-Judge Morrow won, Fitzjames second, Port Chester third. Time, 1:551-5. Mile-Lepanto won, Arab second, Virgie third. Tnime, 1:42 8-5. Heats, seven furlongs- Banquet won both heats, Rtambier second, Cynosure third. Time, 1:29 1-5. Mile and three-eighths-Tammany won, Hoodium second, Come To Taw third. Time, 2:22. Chicago Races. CrnICAso, June 24.-Track fast. Mile Yale '91 won, Homer second, Faithful third. Time, 1:42. Five furlongs-Wightman won, Dan Kurtz second, Gaverton third. Time, 1:01k. Mile and one-half-Business won, Attious second, Kingman third. Time, 2:3t5. Mile and one-eighth-Chapman won, Top stone second, Tom Daly third. Time, 1:565. Mile and one-sixteenth-Donatello won, Balgowan second, Whitney third. Time, 1:49%. Mile and one-eighth-Bob Forsythe won, Blue Veil second, Bob L. third. Time, 1:573. Kansas City Meeting. KANSAs CITY, June 24.-Seven furlongs Top Gallant won, Dyer second, Maud third. Time, 1:333,. Mile, handicap-Balancewon, Ulf second, Gendarme third. Time, 1:45. Heat race, first-Volens won, Elsie B. second, Progress third. Time, 1:193. Second-Elsie B. won, Volens second. Time, 1:19. Third-Elsie B. won, Volens second. Time, 1:20. Half a mile-Charles Wilson won, Luke Richards second, Lettie third. Time, :53. Six furlongs-Stanley won, Haramboure second, Crispino third. Time, 1:19. The Trotters. HAirronD, Conn., June 24.-2:22 trot Annie Wilkes won, Jesse Hanson second, Early Bird third. Best time, 2.2135. 2:27 trot-Sadie M. won. Best time, 2:243. 2:23 trot-Redmout won. Best time, 2:26. BASE BALI GAME'. The Home Club Mentioned First in the lecord Here Printed. LEAGUE CLUBS. Chicago 8, Cincinnati 2. Cleveland 7, Pittnburg 2. Phildelphia 5, Boston 3. Brooklyn 7, Now York 3. AtsOcrAjIoN CLUBS. Boston 2. Baltimore 3. St. Louis 14, Cincinnati 3. Columbus 1, Louisville 5. Washington 8, Philadelphia 5. STANDARD SILVER DOLLARS. The Question of Their Further Coinage to He Discussed. i WAsImNGTON, June 24.-It is stated on the a best authority that the only question to be considered by the cabinet at the Friday meeting is whether the coinage of standard silver dollareshall continue after the first proximo, and data on that sub ject is now being prepared at the treasury department. A great many communications on this subject h ave been received, a large majority of which favor the proposition. The only ones so far oppoming it are certain New York bank ers. The prevailing sentiment with leading treasury officials is that the proposition will be adopted. It is understood the question of the extension of the 44 per cent. loan will be disposed of next month. Offers so far received in response to Secretary Foster's suggestions for exten sion represent only about $3,000.000 of the l:onds. A prominent treasury odicial said to-day, that there is not the least doubt of the government's ability to meet all its obligations during the coming fiscal year. Promotion by Examination. s WASHINGTON. Juno 24.-Postmaster Gen eral Wanamaker to-day issued an order relative to promotions in the nostoffice de pertinent. It is ordered that there be ee tablished in the postofilee department a board of promotion to consist of clerks of various departments. In case of a va vacancy occurring in any one of the grades of clerks, said board shall determine and report to the postman ter general the name of the person, who, aceording to the standard prescribed, is best fitted in their judgment to fill said vacancy by promotion, and such promotion shall be made irrespective of the influence i of friends. Examinations prescribed shall I in all cases be competitive. Looking to Itain Production. WASINGTorN, June 24.-Farther experi ments were made this a tornoon by Prof. I Dyronfurth. of the agricultural department, I in testing the feasibility of exploding bal loons charged with gases at a considerable height in the air, with the object of deter- r miuirig the iracticability of exploding a, dynamite in like manner end its effect in t producing rain in came of drought. Three t btialloons about twelve feet in diameter, ii charged with two parts of hydrogen and one of oxygen, were seit up about twelvi hundred feet and exploded by moins of an electric current transmitted over a fine wire. The tests were considered succeesful. v Prefers His Present Position, ti WARmiiNoTONe June 24.-Senator Squires. c of Washington, has been summoned to the capital, and it is stated he has been ten- o dered the position of minister to China. n Srnator Squires' friends say he will not to give up his place in the senate for any fur- A eign mission, but if the president wants a him to recommend a good man he will a do so. a iteply Anxionsiy Awaited. Itonoutr, N. Y., June 24.-There is con siderable excitement in Clintondale, this county, over the discovery of ote supposed it to contain silver in large quantities. Spece- w miues have been sent to the United States at neanyer's ofice and a reply is anxiously i awaited. In the meantime the farmers who bi own real estate in the vicinity are holding he their property at fabulous prices. cC IOWIA A PIVOTAL STATE. y It Will Be in 1892 if Governor a Boles Is Re-elected This Fall. IWhich Latter Event Is not by any Manner of Means Improbable. In Enthusiastic Convention the Hawkeye Chief Executive Is Pat Up for a Second Term. OrTUMwA, Iowa, June 24.-The demo cratic state convention assembled here this - morning at 10 o'clock. Chairman Fuller called the convention to order. The r coming campaign, he said, will be decisive because it is conceded by both political parties that as iowa goes in the next eleo tion so it will probably go in the presi dential election in 1892. Should the demo crats carry the state and re-elect Gov. Boies the claim of Iowa as a pivotal state in the great national campaign next year will be too well established to be disputed and the voice of the Hawkeye state will consequently be a power in the coming na tional conventions. Walter H. Butler, the temporary chairman, made an eloquent ad - dress, in which he eulogized Gov. Boles. lHe said the work of the democratic party ii Iowa would not be fully done until the prohibition farce should be swept from the code. Members of the new state central committee were then announced, and the convention then took a recess until 1:30 p. m. Immediately after the meeting of the convention in the afternoon W. H. Pussy, of Council Bluffs, was selected as perma nent chairman. After a speech by the per manent chairman, formal reports of the committees were read and adopted, and the nomination of state officers was declared in order. Col. Clark, of Cedar Rapids, nominated Gov. Boles for a second gubernatorial term. His speech was an eloquent one, and was loudly cheered throughout. The conven tion then, by acclamation, declared Boicse the nominee. There was the wildest ex citement and enthusiasm for a time. Other nominations were! For lieutenant-governor, I Samuel L. Bestow; supreme judge, L. G. i Kinne; superintendent of public instruc- 1 tion, J. B. Knoeplor; railroad commissioner, Peter A. Dey. 1 The platform adopted contains the silver clause of last year and was unanimously adoptep without discussion. It demands the repeal of the prohibitory liquor law and in the interests of true temperance fa vors a carefully guarded license law. It It favors such changes in the laws as will (. insure the full and equal taxation of every (. species of property, after allowing present exemptions; favors the Australian ballot system, and denounces the republican party for the defeat of this salutary re i farminthe Twenty-third penetsal asemet bly." It reaffirms adherence to the doc trne of the control and regulation of rail roads as now enacted into law, with such changes as experienoo may show to be neces sary to protect the people from evasions of the law; calls for statutes which provide stringent safeguards in the organization of all corporations, to protect the people fromn fraudulent concerns, and when any such artificial creature of the law is found en gaged in harmful practices the law shall promptly put an end to its existence. It denounces all trusts, pools and combines, and favois such action, state and national, as will forfeit to the publid all frrncliisrs and property uoade use of by corporations or others to form trusts, in manufactures, e trades or commerce to the injury and spoliation of the people, and also to insure e the punishment criminally of individuals thus conspiring against public wealth. e The democratic party declares that in the f division of the products of labor and capt d tal, labor does not receive a fair proportion. On behalf of the laboring and producing masses the platform "renews that devotion to their interests and rights which always has been the fundamental doctrinm t of the democratic party." and favors all e fair and lawful methods by which labor may secure laws establishing free public employment agencies and adequate coii- 1 pensation, undiminished by any device for the enrichment of the few at the expense of the many; condemns the practice of io 1 porting contract labor for work in mines or elsewhere; favors the election of United 1 States senators by direct vote of the peo:do and holds in detestation the alarming cor ruptions so widespread in senatorial leo tions by legislatures. On the silver question the platform says: "We reiterate our demand of ii year ago for the free coinage of silver, and that it be made full legal tender for all debts, public and private, and denounce as unjust and dishonest the provision of the law recently enacted allowing parties tostipulateegiinst t payment in silver and silver certiflertes, i thus setting up one standard for o editor and another for debtor, one for the poor 1 and another for the i lob tuan." The plan form favo a liberal and equitable 1 pensions, denounces the MlcKinley bill, the motives of its authors and defenders, and the theory under which it is submrtted for the approval of the Amerrcan people: in sists t at every oprressivc feature of tie I I tariff be eliminated to the ind that our ii merchant marine tery bh restored to the sea I and the markets of the world opened to the Ir producing classes. "The sugar Luunty is p not tariff, it is spollation of the treasury e for special classes arrd interests which are tr no more entitled to rid by the goveirinmit than farmers in their liardships and suffer ings as the vanguards of civilitation." The platform denounces the wasteful and lavish appropriations of the last congress; It declares nualterabie opposttion to non- tl resident alitn ownership of lands and foreign syndicate ownership of our indor- Ii tries; demands that till unearned land ti grants be reclaiired and held fir actual settlers. Sympathy is expressee with the Irush in their struggle for home rule; abhrr rence is expressed of Russian persecutions of Jews aid the belief that all civilized na tions should protest. A rireral appropria- fr tion for an lowa exhibit at the WVorld's fair gr is recerrinided. hIostiles Threaten War. N LAs VirAs, N. Ali., JUne 21.-Further ad- lil vices received here hLour Ft. Wingatr', m0tt at miles west, to-day, are to the effoet that the trouble on the Navajo reservation is m- r creasing. Ireut. IBrett, who was seit with tr at detrchmentof troops to teei cttnyi, itari hli Fort I)elitneo, to sulpprtes the deptedstionrr of hostiles, dispatched rt courier to the crot trndor of I) Iroop of the Zuni uesoryrnt iri, W to comn to hias alI s asoin as possiblt. Also ico uricr hes arrived tt Wigrntr withr a special to the commanding oaticer tir another troup of cavatlryr, or all the cavalry available, as the hostiles are threatening at war. WI (ins Hundred Horses IBurned. Ct hIIiADILriti, June 25.-Fire broke out in the large stable attached to the city gs p works, at Twenty-fourth and Chestnut hti streets, at 1i:1 o'clock this (ThursdryI to morning. Over 1it0 horses were in tur fo building. and these arn all believed to have orc been burned to death. The tlie was under be control at 2:15. pi PRINTING TILE MONEY. A New York )1J'rm Iuraing Out $12,000, 000 for BIalmaseeds. New Yonx, June 24,-The American Bank ir Note company is engaged in printing $12, 000,000 worth of paper money, after the style of the American "greenbacks," for President Balmaceda, of Chili. It was some time ago that a confidential agent of Balmaceda gave this contract to the Amer loan Bank Note company, and the job is 7 almost completed now. One condition in sisted upon by the agent was absolute se crecy, and, as far as known, the contract ing party has kept its promise not to make the matter public. The fiat money is being made in bills of the denomination of one, five and ten respectively. It was expected ' that the first installment of $8,0X)0,()00 worth of this money would have been shipped on the Pacific Mail steamer Colon, but when the vessel sailed yesterday at noon the big tin boxes were not quite ready. However, by the time the next Pa c. ciic Mail steamer is ready to sail the ship is ment will be made. The congressional faction's representa ir tives here have, it is alleged, been watching e the preparation of Balmaceda's millions of 'e pesos and have laid their plans to capture L them before the wily president can get his hands upon the crisp bills, The congressionists believe that if they can prevent the Chilian government from - receiving the money the power of Balmace . da will be so weakened that his downfall e will bb a mere matter of a few weeks. To this end, it is said, parties of determined r men have heen organized to gain possession d of the entire issue of "greenbacks." Not a Born Leader. e DUBLix, June 24.-The retirement of Justin McCarthy from the leadership of the * Irish party is expected directly John Dillon c is released from jail. McCarthy, it is gen e orally admitted, has proved to be a com e plete failure as leader of the Irish narlia A mentary party. His friends assort he is n unable to give much attention to his duties, or that he always recognized the fact that a the position he accepted as leader was only a temporary one. e - Zorelgn Flashes. - Reader has accepted Gibbon's challenge - to box at the Pelican club for £200. e The strike of the horse car employee at a Bordeaux is se'tled, resulting in a victory for the strikers. A swimming race between Dalton. Ameri can, and a man named Fishes took place Wednesday and resulted in the defeat of Dalton. 5 Negotiations between the British colonial - office and Newfoundland delegates are vir s tually completed. The bill will be passed - as speedily as possible. r In the action for libel brought by Camp bell, secretary to Parnell, against the own ers of the Cork Herald, the jury awarded Campbell $1,260 damages. Wednesday afternoon's Official London Gazette contained an order in council pro hibiting the catching of seals by British subjects in Bering sea from to-day till May 1, 1892. It is currently reported that a special license to marry Mrs. O'Shea has been ob tained by Parnell, 'nt it is said the Irish leader is experiencing difliculty in obtain ing the services of a clergyman willing to overlook the fast that Mrs. O'Shea is a dfvorced woman. )OCK. MOUNTAIN LOCUSTS. - Several Square Miles of Them in North Ih Dakota. FAIoo, N. D., June 24.-Prof. Waldron, a of the state agricultural college faculty. who was dispatched to Orr, Grand Forks county, Friday last upon receipt of infor - oration that locusts were hatching out in i1 great quantities in that vicinity, returned t with samples of hoppers, and they are pro nounced genuine Rocky mountain locusts. These locusts visited portions of Manltoba s last season and it is thought n few must have drifted across the line into North Da kota and deposited eggs. A thorough ex amination was made by state officials and hoppers were located in two places, near Orr. Grand Forks county, and near the line of the Great Northern in the southern part of Walsh county. Prof. Waldron reports that the hoppers are as yet wingless and prac tically harmless for the tine being, and if they can be destroyed immediately little damage can be done. He states that in one place they cover the giound for over a mile in length and from one to five rods wide, fand from an inch to a foot in depth. A deep ditch has been made around there to prevent their escape until they can he trapi'ed and destroyed. Prof. Waldron will return to superintend tte work of de struction, which will probably be by trap pine and burning. Gov. Burke was seca by Prof. Stockbridge and gave instructions to spare neither money nor expense in the eradication of the locusts at once. The authorities are confident this can be done before any damage can be done to crops. Camne to the Company's Terms. SCArrT rE, Junte 24.-Work was renamed at the Black Diamond coal mines to-day, the miners having come to the company' a terms. At Gilman, however, serious trouble I is threatened. The company attemptte to t put a foes of men to work, but the striking nuIters drovo thtem away. A special train, I with an additional force of guards, left I here to-nightt for the nines. The Usurper Sraustainled. H~irrsoan, Coop., June 24.-Judge J. M. Hall, in the superior court, to-day handed v down a decision in the suit of Austin c Brainerd. executive secretary of Gov. Bulk ley, against Comptroller Straub. for the paymtient of salary. The decision is ini effect a recognition of Guv. 1ulkley's right to the ofiee. f lline and imprisonment. 'lotLno, 0., June 24.-William B1. Cook, t into police clerk of this city, pleaded guilty this afte noon to the embezzlemient of Is $5,000 of city ind i and was senitinced to a live years in the penitentiary and to pay a 1, line of $1ttk). SPARKS FROM Ti14E I li-ES. Mrs. Leland Stanford has givet $l00.lt00 k for the permanent support of live kinder- a grtentis in alt Frantisco. K. A alight shook of iarto unake occurred it tl Charleston, S. C~, at Il:27'l uesday night. 1 No damage was dite and the t ake wats so pi light that it scaiped notice of half the pop- 0 ulati t. George Ward, the convict who led in the il recent tetak for iteslv at Coilt City, Ga., ki and who was ono of the most noted safe 1 blowtrs in the United Status, died fiotu hl his wotund. Henry Jones, colored, who murdered his or wile last week, was taken from jail at linten burg, Ark., by a mob, dragied withi a ropes t moilt or milore over rocky ground, hung up it and riddled with bullets. re Prince George, of Greece, who wits ilt- ti strumental in stavig the life of the czate- th witch, arrived at San rsrancisac ont tet staeitip G(tlic Tuesdav. ito says the di eiarewiteh and friends bulieved the sas- 1 amut was a fanatic and they declined tot prosecite hint. (l In the park opposite the City hall in Iti liro'klyn the tributre in broinm and granite oi to Henry Ward titecuer wits unveiled at four o'clock Wednesday afternoon. A large 11 crowd of people was present. among thous n being 1t00 Sunday school children who took to part in the exercisue. 7ASSASSINS NOT KNOWN. Verdict of the Jury Investigating the Murder of W. J. Pen rose. - Belle Browning Givoe Her Tosti mony and Is Released From Custody. ) She Tells a Straight Story, Corroborated by Several Other Witnesses-The Mystery Unseolved. BlmTw, June 24.--[lpecial.1-The coro ner's jury in the Penrose case completed its work to-day. The only thing of interest in the last day's Iroceedings was the examiine tion of Belle Browing, who was arrested the night of the murder and has been held in jail ever since. The woman had requested that she be allowed to testify. She wae " told by the coroner that what she said I might be used in evidence against her, but she said she would answer everything. 'Ilhe woman appeared in court in deep black. Her face was pale and almost haggard. She told so straight a story as to convince all in the room that she was telling the truth and f that she is innocent of the crime charged. Her story fitted closely to that told by Annie McDonald and others. The jury recommended her releare from - custody after hearing her testimony. Since her imprisonment the woman has had no opportunity to talk with Anni, MclDon aId, or Jackson, or others, and yet her story corroborates theirs in all particulars. Some parts of her testimony were ordered kept secret. She said: "I remember seeing Mr. Penrose the evening of the night he was shot. It was after five in the afternoon that he came to my house. He sent roe a noto by a mes senger boy in the afternoon asking me to come to the office. I was alone and could not leave, so I sent an answer. I don't remember the exact words of my answer, but it was to the effect, 'I am alone, come here.' He was at my house fully an hour. The girl Annie McDonald was away but came to the house before he went away. He was in the back part of the house after I let her in. I had no row or trouble with Penrose that day and he said nothing about threats or expected trouble with anyone. Our bus iness was about the note I had sent Mrs. Penrose. We parted friendly. He said he would see me again in a week and that he was going right home and to bed. Hle said nothing about having an engagement that night. He said nothing about trouble with any men. He was very pleasant, but had been drinking. He did not say that he ex pected anyone at his house that night. "Penrose had told m0 several times he was afraid of some labor agitators and feurod they would kill him. I think the trouble was over pieces he had put in his paper and over the eight-hour question. I never saw any threatening letters he had received, but lie told me he had received them. Last winter I sent him a letter of warning when he was at Helena, telling him not to come to Butte, for fear he would be killed. He had been told by several parties that the people were hot about his action on the eight-hour question. "I don't know Fred Wyman. I remem ber some time ago Penrose had trouble with Sani Reynold, but not lately. Penrose did not tell role of any one who had threatened him to his face, but he said he had been told threats had been made against him. Penrose also mentioned one woman who had pulled a gun on him on m oBndway last sunmner or fall. and another woman who had followed him and me into the Cal.fornia beer hall and ii waiter said she had a gun and I had better look out for her. That was last fall, or early in the winter. I have not seen the woman lately. "It was less than two weeks before the killing that I hoard Penrose s;oak of threats having been made against him. I sent no communication to Penrose on the night of the murder after he left my house. I remember the cook was in my house after Penrose left, nad that a woman came in about 10:30 o'clock with two men. The woman was Nellie Toohey. So works at the Clipper bhades. I don't know the moen. They were looking for 'htis-,' but said I was not the Bello they were looking for. loenruse's name was not mentioned by anyone there that night. They remmaned shout half an hour. The girl who taumt with them went back to work before the m1 n left. The Mc Donald girl was in there all the time. "1 closed op the store about 11 o'clock that night snd went righttto bed. 1 have had no talk with Annie MlcDonald since I was arrested except in the presence of an otlicer. When I went to ted that night I took oil all soy clothes and put on oly night drs es. 1 almost always wear black. I have two old pairs of ohoes that I had not worn for more than tao weoks. The last time 1 wore the old shoes I weont u1p to supper wsth Mr. Jackson. It was raining and muddy that night, so I plt on ai pair of old shoes. "sAlygin was stolen from set when I went to the coast. 1 was gone about six or seven weeks. 1 did not coma back until after Penrose had returned. I was lst on llon taua street the night Penrose sud his wife and child were sit the otpera house in ta box. I went clear to his houso that si4ght. 1 know s 1'eross was tit the opert house. lit went to the house to set if Is wife had gotst with himt. I saw the lights were out snd so concluded she had gone with lit. I have worry black for weeks and monthi proceeding the daits of this killing. I wsts not at the corntr of lilesa and iMain streets tit I Ito'clock the night of the killing. I had not been along there sisce e Mttndstv sets:sttt. I seas slot osut of the house the day soi the killing. " Ise thrst niws of I'es:ose's death was communicated to too by Jim lioyden, chief of police. I have noksswledgs or siny lue as to who would have done this deed. PIn rose and I had alight tlutrrela at various ties btefore thss killsig, but I did not threaten to kill hitu. We had tsly slight quarrels for several weeks before his death. sTse last moolting wsis friundly. I wrote some letters to his wife. (sis was the Wednesday night they went to the opera houas together. The other was on Sunday. I sent a letter of apology alter the mean letter but received no answer. That was about a week before the shooting." iThe strongest evidence against the woman t iN that of French Josie, who states pogl tively that she eaw her pass the corner o Main and Galena streets a little after 11 o'clock the night of the murder, going up Main street. The woman Joule, however, may have been mistaken. Chief of Polioe Leyden, who arrested the Browning woman, was put on the stand and said that she was in bed when he arrested her. Be searched the house but found no gun. The pair of shoes he found were soiled, but the dirt on them was dried. '[ho jury, after a few minutes' coisultalion, brought in the following ver dict: "That the deceased, W. J. Penrose, came to his death from a pistol shot wound io the head at the hand of a party or par ties to the jury unknown, so far as the testimony offered before the said jury shows, and still further the jury recommend the release of Blellu Browning now in cus tody." Ilug Bilaze at IDemersville. DvMaRisvuer, June 24.-[hpecial.1-The business portion of this city was destroyed by fire last night. The loss will aggregate $40,tke0. Individual losses and the insur- ance, which is light, not yet determined, .10l NSTJOWN REPEATED. An lowa Villag,, Almost Swept Away Itahin in Torrents. CEnRaoKErv, Jowa, June 24.-The terrors of the Johnstown flood were in part repeated in this place to-day. 'eventy-five houses were carried out of sight in the Niagara-like torrent. low many lives were lost is yet a matter of uncertainty. A terrific cloud burst, thrice repeated, with the wind al most a burricane, are what consummated the dread work. The storm, which began last night, appears to have swept a vast circle in northwestern Iowa fully 100 miles in diameter, with Cherokee as the center. ln to 10:30 p. in. to-night, owing to the de struction of wires and railroads, only the vaguest reports have reached here from the devastated territory to the north and south. The damage here, taking into account the relatively small size of the town, is enor mous. Moat of the destruction in Cherokee was wrought by the ektra ordinary downpour of water from the sky. The flood carried off, apparently without effo t, the big truss bridge on the Illinois Central and with the bridge went forty feet of trestle approach. 'io-night the Little Sioux is at the highest stage ever known. The beat information indicates that the Illinois Central rails are under water continuously for many miles on the Omaha branch and the havoc both to road and bridges is something seldom varalleled in railroad history. Ie FLOYD IIIVER VALLEY. Incalculable Damage Done by the Unpre r cedeated Rains. Sioux CITY, June 24.-The terrific rains ro of last night and this morning have almost d devastated this portion of Iowa. No roads it are running trains from here east. The 1 Floyd River valley is inundated for thirty. five miles north. Many houses in Le Mars are flooded over the first floors, while the towns of Merrill, Hinton and James are In worse condition than is Le Mars. d Thirty-five miles of track on the e Illinois Central, the Chicago, St. Paul & s Kansas City, the Minneapolis & Omaha, and the ioax City & Northern are flooded north of this city with bad washbouts at Le d Mars. The Little Sioux river bottom at d Cherokee is entirely inundated and thou H sands of acres are under water. The water g it (Jirokes carried away many houses. On the Central Iowa branch 900 feet of track have been carried out and on the Sioux it Falls branch seven bridges. The Chicago a; Northwestern tracks in Sioux valley are out for over half a mile ait hutherland. The suine road is also washed out at Carroll. At Merrill, eight miles from this city. Floyd river rose lifteen feet in three hours t this afternoon and to-night the flood is e sweeping through Floyd River valley to ward this city and devastating hundreds of acres of crops. 's he manufacturing towns of Leeds, Lynn and Lewistown are in its course and wiil be submerged by morn a ing, causing thousinds of dollars r of damage. To-night hundreds of Sfamuilies on Floyd river flats I in this city are moving out onto higher grounds. Railroad coiipanies have aban I doned yards and shops and engines, cars and all kinds of materinl have been re 9 moved to higher ground. Stock in the Union and Central stock yard ,. pckinig houses, railroid shops and many houses will hie lartially under water and great danmage will be done. Wireseast and north I of here are all down. Reports from .uith Dakota are that the Vernuillion river is out of its banks and flooding thousands of acres of growing i grain. The storm at Sutherland last night at seven o'clock destroyed llfteen dwell irirre. four warehouses and several harms. People took to caves and no one was in jured. All ciruntry and railroad bridges were washed out. TO CONIQl'ER THLE 1WORLD. Hopeful Graduates Start Out on the Cam pitipaign. iHoisroN, Juni 24:-Weather for commence. ment day tit tHarviirrd was perfect and the turn honored observances of the day were canried out with the same spirit and pre cision is in former years. Gov. RIsasell, Lieut. (oy. Fale and members of the gover nor's staff were escorted from Boston by the National lancers, reaching Maaeschu setts hall it to o'clock, where President Elliott was in waiting to receive there. Among other invited guests was Chief Justice Fuller, of the it'uitedStates supituio court Within this theater was githered thi brilliant aundirce hiclh always assein bl,'s to eirn lud ilhe ii r indsates arind listen to tho orations of their representatives. At the alumni dinner to-night President Elliott. ('ov. Russell snd Chief Justice huller d~livered addreases. The latter darke of the wisdom of the framers of the constitution ii dericlihring to confer political power oriu the judiinry departiient of the United taitee. Nothiiig is done more to tniinitd tint department to the cunti douse and respect of the peopl than its acrilrIrulous abstinence frima unruly political iluestionli. A Western Valedictorian. New ILAvea, Conn., June 24.-The one hrurired and inety-thrst commencement of Yale university was observed to-day at Cen ter church. Degrosehonorary and in iour * wers conferred upon over 4100 men. 'lie valedictory address was delivered by Nathan (luockain, of Chippewa Palls, Wis. Migration of a Nation. DJr'tnirr, Mich., June 24.-Ludwlg vao Doloke, a noted loelander who has been practicing medicine In Detroit for the last year or two, left the city Tuesday evening upon an important mission. He is bound for his native country and when he arrives there he will interview the government authorities upon the scheme of transporting the entire population of lee land uo Alaska, and there establishing a colony under the government of the United States. It is understood that Van Doloke will receive substantial backins from a number of capitalists interested in the de. velopment of Asskak and that the United States government looks favorably apom the scheme.