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VOL XXXII.-NO 144. HELENA, MONTANA. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 26, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS A THREE-CORNERED RACE The Eight-Oared Shell Race Won By Cornell After a Great Struggle. university of Pennsylvania Crew a Fine Second, Columbia Not in It. Thirteen Straight Victories the Prom Record of Cotnell--Sport on the Track and Diamond. NEW LONDON, June 85.-One of the mose exciting races ever rowed on the Thames river took place, this afternoon over the three mile course between the Cornell, Uni versity of Pennsylvania and Columbia unit versity, eight-oared crews. Cornell wor after a hard contest, in the fast time of 14:274. The University of Pennsylvanir was second, by four lengths, time. 14:45, Columbia was a bad third, being five lengths behind the Pennsylvania crew and eight lengths behind Cornell. Corqell'i time establishes a now record, the previoun best time being 14:43, over the same course, by the same crew last year. The surprise of the day was the unexpected poor show. ing made by the Columbia crew. The feature was the remarkably close racc between Cornell and Pennsylvania each o1 the crews holding the lead at times before the first mile had been rowed, and for twe miles it was impossible to name the winner. The conditions for fast time were excellent. The water was smooth, a strong current running with the course also assisted. Pennsylvania got the best of the stari and her boat jumped a few feet to front with Cornell second, while Columbia, besides making a poor start, seemed to losb at every stroke. In the first ten or twelve strokes, Cornell's boat shot up even with Pennsylvania's. For an eighth of a mile they were so close that a lead could not be fairly credited to either crew. Nearing the half-mile flag Pennsylvania forged nearly half a length ahead of Cornell with Columbia two lengths behind, and horelesely out of the race. About three quarters of a mile from the sta:t, Peen sylvania increased her lead to nearly a length. Cornell hero made a grand stand and gradually cro.t up alongside of Penn rylvania, and as the boats neared the mile Bfag they were on even terms with Pennsyl vanta. From the one mile to the two mile flag, the race between Cornell and Pennsylvania was mo4t exciting. It was the decisive point of the race. The Cornells worked fulle as hard to save themselver from defeat. At the two mile flan. Corm 11 showed clear of the Pennsylvania bow, wttn Columbia five length. s hinds Penncvl vania. Pennsylvania made another effort to regain the lead and succeeded in lapuing Cornell's boat, but the effort was too nmc., and the Cornell men, res:onding to a final call. hit their stroken u, to forty-one and ran away from Pennsylvania, finishing a strong winner, with Columbia at the rear of the prncession. Cornoll has now won thir teen straight races. BASE HIALL GAMIES. The Home Club Melntlonled First in the Record Here 'rlaited. LEAGUE CLUBS. Cleveland 9, Pittsburg 4. Chicago 4, Cinciunatn 2. Phildelphia 17, Eoston 7. Brooklyn 2, New York 9. ASsOCIA'ION CLUBS. Boston 13. Baltimore 5. bt. Louis 9, Cincinnati 1. Columbus 2, Louisville 4. Washington 7, Athletio 5. Kansas City Meel ing. KANsAs CITy, June 25.-Track fast. Five furlongs-Mamie B. won, Van S. second, Bob Paxton third. Time, 1:03,o:. Fifteen-sixteenths of a mile-Castilllan won, Dewberry second, Pastime third. Time, 1:38. Mile and one-sixteenth-Dan Mack won, Red Sign second, May hardy third. Time, 1:54. Nine-sixteenths of a mile-Althea won, First Day second, Westcot third. Time, 5914. Heats, half a mile. First-Captain won, c.hool Girl second, Hiaramboute third; time, :511 i. Siecontd--Harnmbouro \mwon, Cold Deck second; School Girl third: time, :51W. Third- Haramboure won. Ca:tain HIalf a mile-American Boy won. Luoi for second, Johnson third. Time, :52%. Raclng at Sheepahead. SHEEPRHEAD BAY, June 25.-Track fast. Mile-Eon won, Stockton becond, Stride away third. Time, 1:40 3-5. Six furlongs-Victo y won, Airplnnt second, Charade third. Time, 1:15. Mile and one-eighth--Tulla Blackburn won, Odette second, Lizzie third. Time, 1:55 45. Mile and one-half-Riley won. Itaceland second, Potomac thiid. Time, 2:35 3 5. Mile and one-eighth-Loantaka won, Bermuda second, Kenwood third. Time, 1:5.1 2 5. Mile and three-eighths-Masterlode won, Tea Tray second, Lowlander third. Time, 2:25 3-5. At Washington Park. CuaoAno, June 25.-Track fast. Mile Racine won, Chimes second. Brazos third. Time, 1:41. Mile and one-eighth-Longshot won, Guido second, Eli third. Time, 1.55. Five furlongs-Curt GOnn won, Banbford second, Old Pepper third. Time, 1:01·'. Mile-Labold won. Ed. Belle second, Forerunner third. Time, 1:42'1. Mile and one-quarter-Allen Bane won. Palmetto second, Falorno third. Time, 2:;'.14. Jockeys May Not Bel. SHEEPRIHEAD BAY, June 25.-After deliber ating three days the board of control has come to the conclusion that in the future jockeys who bet shall have their licenses revoked. It has also decided that the aeci dent to St. Flo! ian on the opening day was the fault of no one. Jockey Edward A. Garrison's liceune has been suspended in definitely, but for what reason the board refused to state. Trotters and Pacers. HanTFonD, Conn., June 25.-Free for all Rlosalind Wilkes won, Mambrino Maid sec ond, Jean Vaijean third. Beat time, 2:18. 2:16 pace-Marendes won. Mambrino Blanner second, Monkey Rodla third. Best time, 2:17i14. 2:301 trot-Fanire Wilcox won, Martha Wilkes second, PlatLcr third. Best time, The French government officially denies the truth of the reports that France has estoluded a secret treaty with Hlayti. THE IOWA DELUGE. Devastation Along the *estern Boundary of tihe State. CmCAoo, June 25.-Advices reoeived at headquarters of the Chicago & Northwest. ern railroad in this oity this morning, in dicate that destruction by the cloudburst in northwestern Iowa. yesterday. was more wide spread than dispatches thus far re ceived suggest. From the damage to its lines aotually reported to the road it ap r pears that the deluge covers a territo y three counties in width, along the western border of the state and five counties in length. beginning within one tier of counties from the northern boundary of the state and southward. Telegraph lines in this terri d tory are greatly damaged, and it is next to impossible to get accurate or detailed infor mation touching the general losses and casualties. This territory is dotted with cunltivated farms, and the worst is feared in the way of damage and possibly loss of life along the water-courses that traverse this t great section of the state. a Several general officers of the Northwest Sern road left for the scene last niaht and are making strenuous efforts to penetrate into the devastated region. Their reports - give only the result of their observations in I regard to damage done to the property of I the company, leaving that of the adjacent communities to be inferred. Reports show that the lines of this road, some 135 miles in length, are entirely blockaded by a the carrying away of bridges and the wash i ing out of roadbeds. The section of country where the flood was most severe is traversed by numerous branches. not only of the Northwestern but also the Illinois Central, the Milwnukee & s St. Paul and the main line of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha roads. No repo, ts of damage to these lines have been received except from the Illinois Central, whose lines from Cherokee to Onawa are blocked by washed out track and bridges. General Deluge In Nebraska. GOM\rIA, June 25.-Specials to the Bee from various parts of Nebraska indicate that last night's rain amounted to a general deluge. At Wahoo the house occupied by John Ounderson and family was struck by lightning and torn to pieces. The family were in bed at the time and the springs of bed were melte. None of the folks were seriously hurt. At Fremont rain fell in t torrents for hours. Trains on the Fremont, El-horn & Missouri Val ley road are detained by washouts. In the vicinity of York country bridges are nearly all washed out, especially in southern sec tions. Dwellings in low places in town I were invaded by rising waters in the night I and the inhabitants had to move. At Har rison the 16-year-old daughter of John Johnson was drowned in a ravine. At Kearney, there was considerable electrical Ilis:lay and rain, many buildings being I struck by lightning, but no one seriously hurt. 'tho danmage is great. At Grand Island, four inches of water fell during the night. Much damage was done in town. General In Eastern Kansas. TOPEKA. Kan., June 25.-This morning the heaviest rain storm of the season set in at this place and continued almost until Snoon. Reports along the railroads indicate i that the storm was general only in the cast ern part of the state. Both the Santa Fe t and the Kansas Pacific roads are washed out between here and Lawrence and all Iext-bound trains laid up at Lawrence I waiting until the track can be fixed. Wash I outs also occurled at Williamstown, on the Union Pacific and hanta Fe. Damage to crops will be great. Sioux City Inundated. SBroux CITY, June 25.-The flood in the Floyd river, which came past LeMars and Merrill yesterday, did great damage in the country. It reached here early this morn ing and the river rose about twelve feet. One hundred and fifty houses in the valley are partially submerged and families have moved to the hills. The large stove works, shoe factory, flour mill and foundry in the suburg of the town are closed. There was no loss of life here. Tumbled Into the Creek. LINcoLN, Neb., June 25.-A freight train on the Burlington & Missouri river road went through a culvert near York this morning. The engine fell into the creok and twenty-three cars piled on top of it. Brakeman Delaney and Engineer Moore were instantly killed, and Fireman Bean fatally injured. Heavy rains had washed out the culverts. The Town Is Gone. Sioux CITY, Ia., June 25.-Latest news here is to the effect that the town of Moville is completely gone. Out of forty or fifty houses only one was left standing. The Leople got most of their goods out, but they are camping out in the fieldg. MARRIED AN ACTRESS. It Created a Sensation, But the Story Was Not True. Alfred S. Kittson, of St. Paul, a son of the late Commodore Kittson, is a guest at the Grand Central. He was very much amused yesterday when he read in a St. Paul paper that he married a pretty young actress at Hudson, Wis., last month and afterwards getting desperate had skipped to Helena. Willam W. Fulton and Isabel Palmer, of Minneapolis, thought it would eo more romantic to go to Hudson and Ret married without the knowledge of their parents. The sensation of the evening in Minneapolis last Monday was a story about Mr. Kittson going to Hludson and mlurrying the actress. The story was that lie and his bride gave the names "Wil liam N. Fulton and Alias Isabel Palmer." Sonmi one in bt. Paul with a vivid imagina tion got things. decidedly mixed. After in uairy at Ilndson it wa asce tained that Mr. Kittson had not been there to get married. Mlr. Kittson showed the St. Paul p Iper to his friend George A. Cox, who is with him in his trip, Ti'hy both laughed over the account and thought it was a good joke-on the St. Paul reporter who wrote It. Mr. Kittson, who is 1, is not worrying hun telf about matrimonial alliances at present. lie has been in lielena blout a month and says he likes the city very much. Mr. Kittson and Mr. Cox are )n a tour to the coast. They expect to have a good laugh over the "pretty actress" story when they nlmet their St. Paul and tiinneapolis friends. The Mr. Fulton who did get married is a irother of (Clrles K. Fulton, of the Fulton Libby Sash and Door company, and works n their factory in Northeast Minneapolis. The Wlzard's Luck. New YoeI, June 25.-It has just become tnown that Jay Gould narrowly escaped wing killed by a railroad accident at Irvingtou on the Hudson a few days ago. -le takes the local train every morning for Sew lork City. While waiting for it he toiod on the track and did not see an ex iress train near the station. Had it not ien for the quickness of it baggage master samed Barunauy, who grabbed the railroad ulng by the collar and jerked him to the platform the absent-minded capitalist would have been killed. About 6,000 bakers in Paris struck to-day ganinst the registry offices. 'Ihey tried to narch upon the labor exchange and when he police tried to disperse them they ipened a lfght in which the strikers were won dispersed and a number arrested. KITTY O'SH[A PARNELL, The Deposed Irish Parliamentary " Leader Marries the Woman in the Case. Two Witnesses to the Ceremony and the Registrar Pledged to Secrecy. Nevertheless News of It Soon Got Abroad and Was Confirmed by Pretty Kitty Herself. LONDON, June 25.-It is learned that the marriage of Parnell and Mrs. O'Shea took place at 10 o'clock this morning. The only witnesses to the ceremony were two ser vants from Mrs. O'Shea's houp. The reg istrar was strictly enjoined not to give any information about the marriage and prom ised to preserve the closest secrecy. An order was given to have a solitary one-horse phaeton in readiness at six o'clock this morning, instead of the usual order for horses and carriage for exercise, as has been customary when Parnell stopped at Brigh ton. When the conveyance was ready Par nell and Mrs. O'Shea entered the phaeton and orders were given to the coachman to drive westward. After the party had left Brighton behind them the driver was di reated to proceed to Btevning by a circnit one route. Steyning was reached at nine o'clock, at which time a heavy rain was falling. Upon entering the town, Mrs. O'Shea, who is familiar with the place and knew the situation of the registrar's office, relieved the coachman and drove direct to the office herself. Parnell appeared to be well and in cheerful spirits, but occasion ally throw nervous glances around him, ap parently being somewhat anxious lest the wedding party be observed. Mrs. O'Shea was in dark attire, and wore a pink trimmed bonnet, She, too, was in good spirits and very vivacious, both before and after the ceremony.. It is announced that the sec ond religious ceremony will take place in London immediately, so as to satisfy the Catholics. Mrs. Parnell was seen at Wal singham Terrace to-night. She said that she and Parnell were married this morn ing, but she declined to have the ceremony performed in a church in London, there having been difficulty in connection with the license. NAVAL RESOURCES. Those of the Chilian Insurgents Very Lim. Ited-Government Vessels, WASHINGTON, June 25.-The navy depart ment has received a report from Admiral McCann, on board the flag ship Baltimore, dated Iquique, Chili, May 25, saying that there had been no military or naval opera tions of importance in the north provinces recently. "English Admiral Botham in formed me that all revolutionary squad rons had Cone north from the Caldern, and and only 700 or 800 men were left to garri son Caldera and Coplago. Since the lose of the Blanco Encalada most of the insurg ent forces are concentrating about nitrate ports. The only efficient vessels remaining to the insurgents are the Huascar, Esmer alda and Almirante Cochrane. The re mainder is made up of a few old gun boats and armed transports, the broken down and worn out remains of the Chili an navy. There is therefore little or no probability of a demonstration by water against Valparaiso or other south ern ports by the revolutionary fleet, but, on the contrary, the government torpedo cruisers Almirnnte Lynch and Almirante Condell, and the armed transport Imperial. keep the insurgent vessels in motion, and the nitrate ports in a constant state of alarm by threatened attacks. On the 19th one of the revolutionists' torpedo launches was accidentally blown up by its own tor pedo and sank immediately, drowning two and mortally wounding four of her crew of sight men. The Condell attacked Tantal on the 21st, burning government buildings and custom houses. On the 25th the Cochrane, Ma ;ellee and Amazonas left Iquique and stood to southward to protect that locality. The speed of the Condell and Imperial is such that they easily elude pursuit and may turn up most unexpectedly at any port. Local R]evolution. PARnts, June 25.-A dispatch from Buenos Ayres says the insurgents in Catamarca have overthrown the provincial government and installed a provisional government. The fighting was not serious and the causes are local. Foreign Flashes. The Paris butchers and grocers have fol lowed the example of the bakers and have joined them in the strike movement. The St. James Gazette Thursday after noon says that Gladstone's physicians fear the veteran statesman may not recover from the effects of the attack of influenza from which he suffered in the spring. The steamer Bismarck, which passed Southampton Thursday morning from New York, made the shortest time on record be twoen that place and Queenstown. It was five days, twenty-four hours and ten min utes. News is received in London that the Brit ish steamship Cid, from Newcastle-on-Tyne for Naples, was wrecked off the French coast. The third engineer and a fireman were drowned. The remainder of the crew are safe at Havre. It was reported Thursday afternoon that the Rothashilds came to the rescuo of Ma, riettn ,t Co., of Loudon, and that they will act in conjunction with the trustees and other creditors in this last effort being made to bolster up the firm. May Trade WithWllhom They Please. Culctoo, June 25.--ln the appellate oourt to-day an opinion was handed down in the case of the American Live Stock Comrmie sion company against the Chicago Live Stock exchange, seeking to compel the lat ter to allow it to do business in defendant's yards. The lower court dissolved an in junction secured by complainant 'nd dis missed the bill. Appeal was taken. In allirming the decision the higher court holds that a court of equity cannot compel one uan or 1,000 to deal with another, either by direct commandment or by on joining the 1,000 agreeing among them selves with whom they will deal. Ileasure Yawl Sunk. CINCINNATI, Julne 25.-Thomas Thurman. Joseph Zinn. Edith Zins, aged 20, Catherine Cox, aged 23, and Kate Riddle, aged 18, went boating on the Ohio to-night. 'The tow boat Frank Gilmore cameu down tllhe river without lights, stl uck the yawl cotn tatning the pleasure party and sunk it. All were drowned before assistance could reach them. Mr, Thurman was a member 4 the lianner Tobacco company, Mr. Zins was employed by same firm. 'I'hey had been up the river, had just passed a steamer going up stream, and steered clear of the tow boat, but were run down b; its barges. ST. VINCENT ACADEMY. A Fine Programme for the Closing Exer iaues for '01. The closing exercises of the class of '91 of St. Vincent academy took place in St. Aloysius hall last night. The place was crowded to its utmost capacity by the friends and relatives of the scholars. Di rectly in front of the stage were Bishop J. B. Brondel, ter. Laurence Pallading, irev. Gustave Fallet, and a number of visit ing priests who have been attending the synod, and the sisters from the academy. The younug ladies froom the academy, who took part in the exercises, were dressed in white or other bright colors, and made quite a pretty appearance. The graduates were Elizabeth McEvily, Agnes Cooney, and Josephine Herrmaun. Their diplomnas were conferred on them by Bishop Brondel. wpo also gave Florence Holloway a gold medal, awarded by a friend of the institu tion for plain sowing. The exercises, which consisted of instrumental and vocal music, and the reading of essays by the graduates, was thoroughly enjoyed, but on account, of the length of the regular programme the bishop did not make any address. The graduates, as well as the other young ladies who took part, were the recipients of many floral tributes. The programme was as fol lows: Opening ciurs .....i...Bertha Langlois at Piano F'antaia c ln Irish airs ............... Alice l.rngloi. Mainnle Monfrlton, Stella Flynn. Minim's (Qurtolle, (enilht hands)....... Emma Coy, Lizzie Carney, Minnie Lambden, Sara ellorner. Vocal........................... ohnstown Flood Nellie Daly, Alice Mackaey. Gertrude Johnson at Organ and l'iano (six hands) .......... Annie k roylor, Berthsa langlois, Mazio Moore. Vocal................... .. '',claher and l'apil Alice and Bella Mackey: Florence lolloway at Piano. First Sleigh ide.............. ........... Julia eonck, Alico Mackey. Crossing the Ocean............ Gertrude Johnson UBSICAL. CHAisRADE, ENTITLED "EXCELLENT," Sueen of the Hirds.................. Belle Klei ightiuagale .................. Nellie Daily Lark ...........................Alice Mackoe obin ..................... .. ella Flynn First Wren............................. Fmma Coy Second Wren ..................... Nellie IDunn Blue ird .......................... Alice to anglois Queen of Fairies........... Maggie McDonald (lnerrudo Johnson at piano. Instrumental Sonnaa INo.2 I).)...... A, Diabelli itertha and Alice Langlois. Overtnre. (eight hanlds ................ ltol:aFlnn, OUrtrude, Johnston. Frances M. Nilht, Alice l.anghoie. Instrumental 'rio, (Overtoure, Ch. ha. Van Weher B 'rtlci Langlois, itoha Leahy. Louisa (iei'dorf. Poet and Pe.asant ................... .... Duet Gertrrude Johnston, ltella Flynn. Essay, 'Romance of American hlistory".. '.lizabeth hle cl:vily. Organ and Piano. (six hauds) ........... Mary ani Lizzi Arnold anid Iertha Langlois. Vocal tolo.. The lHarp that Once Through lara's Hails Uretta Rlyan, Mary Arnold. at Piano. tnstrnmeintliTrio ....... ...C(aliph of BIagdad Minnie liandall, iose Lesahy, Annie e Herreann. Essay ............. Is there Balm in (ilesd? Agnes Cooney. Vocal (Memore).................. .Lambilotte Uretta dyan, Mazie AMuoro, Katie Monforton, at P'iaso. Instrumental Quartette (eight hands), Polanaise .... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. C. I. Van W ahtor lMary Arnold, ertha Laoinrts, Katie Monforton, Lena Tlarsh. Essay.............. ......Our Mother Tongue JoCeto p ine Herrmann. Conferring of Diploeas on Graduates, by Rt. :ev. J. B. lrondoel. Finale ............. ..... .......Chorus Mary Arnold at Piano. The sisters in charge of the academy have on exhibition in their parlors quite a line assortment of needle word, the o roduct of the young ladies who receive their educa tion at the institution. it consists of plain arid fancy needlework, and evidences great care and attention to details, and speaks volumes for the instruction imparted by the sisters. READ THE AI1TON OUT. A Ruling by Chairman Finley rreclpl tates Trouble. CrlcAtoo, June 25.--The disputes between Chairman Finley, of the Western Passen ger association, anrd the Chicago & Altol railroad culminated to-day in a ruling which will probably disrupt the association. The Alton some time ago reduced the St. Louis rate to meet secret cuts. After some consideration Finley ordered all lines to restore rates, but the Alton asserting that the others were not acting in good faith re fused, and he fined the company $500, which they declined to piay. 'Then the Alton asked euthority to reduce the rate to St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver to meet secret cutting. Finley to-day in a ruling de clined and said the Alton, by its past con duct. had virtually forfeited all right topro tection. 'IThis virtually reads the Alton out of the association. Many railroad men are of the opinion that Finley exceeded his authority. The Alton will now act inde pendent of the association. Local notice will be given to-morrow of its intention to reduce the rate between Chicago and Don ver froma $30.65 to $25: Chicago and Kansas City, $1:2.50 to $10; Chicago and St. Louis, $7.50 to $6. Quite a sensation was caused to-day by the announcement of the Blurlington roadl that it will irumediately resume playment of iassenger commissions in eastern territo ry, the reason given being that it has not received the protection guaranteed by the hnnrd' nC rnliso. WAR OUT OF PEACE. A Pitched Battle Between Factions Lately Friends. L.wlsnuno Tenn., June 25i.-The fight on Sunday between some of the members of the Farmer and Taylor families living noar Cochrane, resulted in old man Farmer swearing out a warrant for John Taylor. The trial took place yesterday and relatives of both parties were there, including old man Nix, his son, Nan Nix, and sons-in-law Fount McConnell and J. T. Largon and two boys, D. Thrasher and Walter Alexander. The other side consisted of Jim Taylor and eons John. Bud, Bine and a boy. The suit w:la settled and all were starting home whin hot words between Nan Nix and John Taylor resulted in Nix shooting Taylor, The latter drew a knife and cut Nix in sev oral places. Ilelatives of both parties were soon on the ground and a regular pitched battle ensued. inl which rocks, knives, sticks and pistols were used. John Taylor. T'l'on Taylor and Iline Taylor were fatally wound ed, Fount McConnell, J. T. Largou, Nan Nix seriously wounded. Miss Nora Alex tinder, who ran out to quiet her brother, was painfully injured. Will IIlprove lIlrdslaly's Statoemente. I'llLAD.trlS'liIA, Pl'., June 25.-Experts working on liardeley's books today began preparation for a report upon the fallen treasurer's statement. It is generally un lerstood that the statement of Mr. IHards ley will beo disproved in its most ilmportant partieular'. Au effort will be sadte, it is said, to show that nearly $4(K),0tk) of public lunds were diverted. tlemporarily. at least, into the Iiandford mills. It will also li pointed out that during his two years' il numbency of the city treasurerahip mtore than $3,(U.,tH)0 passed through the fund in the Keystone bank, in which Mr. lardsley kept his private iaoount. Btroke Up tht I'lcule. INIIAwNAvIIItA, Ind., June 25.--This after noon a shooting occurred at a colored pie tio front Inldianspolis at Maxwell, in 1alt tock county, in which three ntrn were oulnded, one fatally. The shooting was hitl result of an fetid between Ed. Harvey sod Johu lanks. )uring the fusilade. picnickers were in a panic and the wildest reports of wooleserl loss of life were cirou lated. POSTMASTER HATH WAY The Helena Official at the National Capitol in an Equivocal Position. Charged With Attempting to Pay Off Political Obligations With Patronage. Flat Doenial of Mr.. flathaway-HlIis Bide of the Story-The Case of I)lsburs lIg Ulerk O'Blrlen. WA5rnTOTro. June 25.-The St. Iouis Re public correspondent telegraphs that paper a story to the effect that a short time be fore the adjournment of Reed's billionu dollar congress, Postmaster Wheat, of the house, was dismissed in disgrace for pecu lation. James W. Hathaway was elected in his place. Hathaway is from Montana and is a friend of Russell Harrison and Land Commissioner Carter. Through their joint influence the republican caucus made him postmaster of the house. If all reports are true there will probably be another investi gation of the house postoffice when con gress meets again in December. "Wheat was a bad egg," said an employe of the postoffice to-day, "and if he had not been removed there's no telling but that he would have owned the capitol by this time. When Hathaway was elected postmaster to succeed Wheat the change was hailed with delight by the employee. He would treat the men fair and square, but after congress adjourned and the members had shaken the dust of Washington off their feet, Hathaway looked around to find places with which to pay off several personal obligations. Dis bursing Clerk O'Brien, of the house, es poused Hathaway's candidacy and worked hard for his election. It was understood that if Hathway was elected, he would pro vide a place for O'Brien's brother and he did. "After all the members had left the city and the work of the postoffice had dropped down to comparatively nothing, Hathway called up Angell, Haven, Swan, Barnum and Russel, all of whom are credited to the state of Wisconsin, and said he had to as point Mr. O'Brien and in order to make a vacancy, he had decided to remove Russell. Angell, Haven, Swan and Barnum were then informed that they must each give Russell twenty-five dollars a month for two months. If they declined, then they could take the consequences. They complied with the re quest ant at the end of each month Hatha way gave them receipts to the effect that he had received $25 for Russell. In the mean time O'Brien's name was carried on the roll, and he did not put in an apvearance to do any work until very recently. When asked why he had not shown up before, he is said to have replied that he did not intend to do any work. "And," concluded the emoloye, "O'Brien is drawing $100 per month, for which he renders the government no ser vice." 1'ostmaster Hathaway ef the house, when questioned by your correspondent as to the truth of the report that he had threatened Messrs. Swan, Barnum, Haven and others with dismissal unless they each gave iRus sell $25 per month for two months, said: "There is no truth in any such story. The facts are these: After I had been elected postmaster of the house a number of the members came to me and said that Wiscon sin had too many men in the house post office an'd that I ought to make some changes. Representative Quackenbush, of New York, urged the appointment of Mr. O'Brien. I told Mr. Quackenbush I would like to oblige him and that I would see what 1 could do for O'Brien. Toward the latter part of March I informed the Wisconsin men that I was going to appoint O'Brien and that as there were five men charged to the state of Wis consin I would have to let one of them go and that they could fix the matter among themselves. It was then suggested that the man to go should receive $200 in lieu of the vacation which I had learned the men are entitled to during thesummor. Mr. Russell volunteered to go. He asked me to receive the money for him, which I did and have his receipt for it. The offering of the $25 per month from the Wisconsin men was purely voluntary on their part, and as for appointing O'Brien in consideration of what his brother did for me, I nevet knew that Mr. O'Brien had done anything for me until after the appointment had been made, when I learned that Disbursing Clerk O'Brien had espoused my candidacy for the postmastership and had worked hard for my election, and I was glad that I had ap nointoI his hiother." The Summary Superintendent. WASUINGTON, June 25. - Last evening Frank H. Williames, special agent of the census in charge of manufactures. went tr Philadelphia by direction of Superinten. dent Porter to relieve Mr. Thompson, chie: special agent, of further service in conuce tion with that particular branch. It ii stated at the census oflice that Thompson': allegations that he or his agents have beer unfairly dealt with or required to expedit: the work of collecting the manufacturini statistics of the city of P'hiladelpuia at thi expense of accuracy are absolutely without foundation. Porter intimated that he would immediately suspend Thompsol from further duty. Now Canas at West Point. WASIIIN(TroN, June 2..--A a result of re cent examinations at West Point ninety nine out of a total of 1-4 applicants have been admitted to the United Statesamilitarm ncadelomy to form a now class. Othercadett who have been turned back from last vear'a clins, who rre t. jdo the now els cIII t op. tember. will probably swell the total to 111. Wooden Masts Ordered. WAsI.O'uroN, June 25.-Orders have gone forward to the New York navy yards for the prepltamation of two now wooden ulanta for the cruiser Philadelphia, to replace three steel mnllts now on tih veasel. The vessel is found to be top-hteavy as at Ilresent rigged and rolls to an uncomfortlable do gree unless water ballast is cat rled. Itecepttlon to J. W. KCIlst.y. Grand Master Workman J. W. Kinsloy, of tlhe A. O. U. W., will meet with a cordial reception on his aeturn to ltelona from Detroit some time tneit week. C(apital lodge, of this city has appointed thie follow comuitteoo to ukoe arrangements: M. Sil verluan, Michael Ilnrs. Vlln. Zastrow. W. iM. Mann. Wi. Myers, Itichard latckey and it. I. ltowey. The cotnlittoe will meet on Monday to decide on the style of reception, which will probably take the form of an ovattlon and a banquet. At a IFtllndauglo. SAN ATroeMNI, .tex., June 25.--At Enoinal, a small station near Rio Grande. local olflicers went to quell a row at a faudango. in the tlght which followed Deputy Sheriff Cope and one of the fandango crowd were killed and two mer tally wounded. DRIVE OUT TIlE DAGOES. they Will No Longer le Allowed In Great Northern Camps. ProxrAN, June 25.--[ipecial.]-News re elaved to--day from the scene of Italian in surrection on the line of theoreat Northern tear Crossport, on the Kootenay river, is to hoe effect that all work is at a standstill, hl dagoes refusing to work themselves or tllow anyone else to work. Burns & Chap man, head contractors, have instructed Ex ihief of Police Joe Warren and posse to :ound up the Italians and drive them out ,f the country, aa it is believed construe ion work cannot proceed until this is done, as white laborors fear assassination at the sands of the Italians. Chief of Police ilertz to-day received a letter from War ren, dated at Crossport June 23, 8:30 p. m., in which Warren says: "A courier has just arrived with a letter to me from a camp twenty miles up the river, stating that the lagoes had attacked the camp and fired ievoral shots, but no one was hurt. There was about 100 of them in the gang. We are 111 ready to start for the scene of the fight at three o'clock in the rorning with twenty men. We will go up in row boats. We will probably be gone four or five days on this trip. The boys are cleaning up their rifles and filling their belts with cartridges. "We intend to go to the Montana line and commence to drive them this way. All those fellows who are making the trouble we will drive out. It has gotten to such pitch that it won't take much to start a ahooting match. We were up river yester day and arrested four of the ringleaders and brought them in last night. We had twenty-one men armed to the teeth. We surrounded a dago camp where there wale about 100." Another letter received this evening an hounces that the trial of the Italians on the 23rd resulted in their acquittal. As the 3ountry is wild and densely timbered, the snly outlet to the stage road being by small boats down the Kootenay river to Cross port, it will probably be two or three days before any further news of movements of Warren's party is received. THREW PEPPER IN HIS EYES. rautal Treatment of Jailer Hanson at Liv ingston by Trusties. LrvsaesToN, June 25.-lspecial.]-Louis Hanson, a deputy sheriff, received rough usage at the hands of trusty prisoners in the county jail this afternoon, and narrow ly escaped with his life. Two prisoners who were serving sentences for petit larceny, and who would shortly have been dis bharged, had been cleaning up the jailor's room under Hansen's direction. The dep uty was about to look them again in their oells when pepper was thrown in his eyes. He was knocked down and his revolver and keys taken from him. 'lhe villains used the leputy's revolver as a weapon and beat the prostrate man on the head without mercy. All of the inside doors of the jail were 2pened, but fortunately before the outside door was reached Deputy Wn. Mitchell arrived and the prisoners retreated. Han ion, though hurt badly, managed to crawl io the door and admitted Mitchell, and the prisoners were all secured. News From Townsend. TOWNSEND, June 25.-[Special.]-The Helena wheelmen, Messrs. G. A. and J. H. Jilpatrick and H. C. Dahncke arrived at his place at 7:30 this evening after six sours of good wheeling, with the exception )f a few miles this side of Placer, where t is quite rocky. They will leave here to norrow for Bozeman. J. W. Cory, of Castle, came in on the utage this evening on his way to Helena. le reports the roads in horrible condition ,n account of rain and mud, and says the rmelter was obliged to shut down again for want of coke, the roads being so very bad hat it is impossible to get enough coke here to keep them going. All are happy in this section. Plenty of rain, grass, hay and good prospect for grain; io wranrline for water this season to make no wrangling for water this season to make orops. Located Quartz Olaims. KALISPELL, June 25.-[Special.]-Consid erable excitement was created Monday when John Foy and several other parties came to Kalispell and filed on quartz claims on the hill two miles west of town. Next morning B1. W. S. Folk, T. O. Sharpe and a number of others went to the scene of the strike. A dozen or so people were staking off claims. Folk discovered a number of rich float specimens, silver and galena. 1I will, however, take several days to deter mine the value of any of the new strikes,. RIFLED LETTERS FOUND. A Mysterious Case of Mail Robbery Near Itavallt. Some railroad men who were out hunting near ltavalli, in Missoula county, last Fri day, ran crorss a lot of opened letters and torn envelotes cached away under a log. The fragments were gathered up and sent to Chief l'ostotfiee Inspector Bldell in this city. Some of the letters would not fit any of the envelopes, and there were envelopes to which no letters could be fitted. Mt was evident frotu this that some of the letters and some of the envelopes had been torn into pieces, and the fragments carried away by the wild. No niail pouch was found anyvwhere iabout the place where the rllhed letters were hidden. An exainination by Inspector lBedell made it apparent that at least 1t lett*e.rs |Itd fin ,etn openltd, Most of the lmail was fromn Helena and bore dates ranging front Junit 10 to June 12. Some few, however, were destined for Helena. It was evident that none of the letters found had contained any valuables, though there were several releases of mortgages, and cancelled checks. The inspector thinks the ntmil matter was either stolen from the postal our or accidentally fell off and was picked up by somlle nle and rifled. As soon as the letters caln tie assorted they will be sent either to the writers or the addressee. ?sugar (iote i p. New Yotta, June 25.- --In relation to the advanoo of onot-eighth of it cent a pound in the priup of raw tsugat, Treasurer Searles, of the liiavelueyer Sugar litening company, said this imorning that the rise was not un expected, as there is alwiays a demand for iltore sugar at this time of the year than any other. The rumor that the sugar trust is forcilng up the price of sugar, because it had secured control of most of the sugar crop, is absolutely dented by Searles. Offered Opluml for Sale. CIricAo, June 25.-Charles Rich, alias Charles Roders, a wealthy druggist living in Orangeville, Out., was arrested by United States officers to-day for selling opiumll to a Chiniseo dealer. He said he ob tained it at Victoria. It is thought he is a member of the celebrated Gardner-L~bellt gantug of smugglers.