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VOL, XXXlI.-NO" 14b. HELENA, MONTANA. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS MAY OPPOSE DONNELLY. Plumb May Be a Candidate to Head the People's Ticket in '92. A Prominent Illinois Republican Talks Freely of Next Year's Campaign. He Prefers Benny to Jimmy-He Believes James G, is Working Arduously for the Nomination. WAsrINITON, June 26.-There isno longer any doubt but that Ignatius Donnelly will have a strong competitor in the field against him for the presidential nomina tion at the convention of the new people's party. One of these competitors will be the republican senator from Kansas, Pres ton B. Plumb. The statement comes to Washington from a reliable source that Senator Plumb has thrown out "feelers" to leaders of the new party in the western states and is spending the hot season in Washington nursing his ambition to lead the people's movement in the next cam paign. Plumb has allowed the statement to be published in Kansas Qonnecting his name with the republican nomination. He is perfectly aware that he stands no chance now or in the future of capturing it. lie believes, however, that he can pull in the people's party and would make a hot fight if this honor wele conferred upon him. Plumb maintains views that can easily be made to jibe with the platform adopted at the late Cincinnati convention. Hie is for flee coinage and has posed in the republi can senate as the champion of agreat many schemdes fostered by the farmers' alliance. It is believed by some that Plumb would be able to unite all those elements and might make a race that would result in an eleo tion or give the old party candidates a mighty close shave. He would be stronger than his alliance colleague, the long-boarded Peffer, and it is even believed that Pelter and Jerry Simpson would "fall into line" and favor his nomination. It would be a good plan for Donnelly to keep an eye on Plumb. Dave T. Littler, the astute Illinois re publican, came to town yesterday. He is on his way to Europe to spend the summer (and his money made in his silver gamble) there, and gather wisdom, or as he wired McKinley the other day, "to study the life of the boorer classes in Europe and the ef feots of free trade trade upon them." He talks freely about republican plans and candidates in '92, and evidently isn't in love with tile Maine man, and does not take mush stock in the reports of his mental and physical breaking down. "Now, I tell you one thing," said he this morning. "For myself, as between Benny and Jimmy I would be for Benny every time, and I think most Illinois republicans feel as I do. It is my private opinion thAt James G. Blaine is now down at Bar Har bor ftiing up a scheme to be nominated for president. lie and his friends say be won't be, but they can't fool all the people in the country. I don't think he will ever coma bask as secretary of state. You see if my prophecy is not correct in this: that Blaine, Alger, of Michigan, Clarkson, of Iowa, and Tom Platt, of New York, have entered into a combine to go in for that nomination. _u$t I don't think they can succeed." GRAY IN INDIANA. His Chances of Carrying the State are Very Good. CHtAGno, June ;6.--"There is no power on earth now that can defeat Gray in Indiana; ex-Senator McDonald being dead Gray holds the state in his grasp." The speaker was Wm. Henderson, a prom inent Indiana politician, when It the Palmer house yesterday. Mr. Henderson is the energetic man who collected all the money that went into the Hendricks' monu ment fund. "The death of McDonald will have a great effect on Indiana politics," continued Ir. Henderson, "and at the seme time have equally as great an effect on national politics. I mean by this that Gray will be placed on the democratic ticket for vice president in 1892, but had McDonald lived Gray's namewould not have been mentioned in the convention. "Yes, Gray is more popular than Harrison; as much so as Blaine is. He can carry In diana, and that is the reason he will receive national honors. Gresham is the only man who could overcome Gray's popularity; that is, he is the only man of Indiana who cal, do it if any one can. Gresham has a large democratio following in the president's state, and it would only like an opportunity to demonstrate its regard for him. "The democrats of Indiana, of course, re gret that such a brainy member of their party has passed awaý. but at the same time rejoice that the bitter fight between Gray and McDonald is at last over. Death ends all things, and it ends the contest between Gray and McDonald. The breach between the two men could not he bridged so long as life lasted in both, but now that IlcDon ald has gone harmony is once more created in the democratic ranks in Indiana, and theue is not much doubt now about which way the state will go in future elections." TIHE FLOODED REGION. News Resolved Direct From the Scene Storml Still Itafiug. Boonr, Is., June 26.-TLo first direct news from the scene of the floods on the Maple River branch of the ('hicago A Northwestern road was received at the company's headquarters in this city to-day. The disuatch is from Moville and says that the town is almost wiped out. Water runs in at the depot windows and is up to the ceilings of all buildings. All the houses in the flat portioni of tie town have leen swept away and the railroad turntalle is washed from its slace. 'Three miles of track are gone between Moville and Kine lee and most of the small bridges over the Sioux river. This destruction is now bteing supplemented by another storm raging at present and extending eouth to the maint line of the Northwestern. It is raing very hard and the stoli is traveling east. Clearing Awtwy the Debris. FonT DoDorG, lowa, June 26.-Latest ad vices from Cherokee say the damage by flood is greater than tirst reported. The receding water shows hundreds of head of stock which were drowned. The work of clearing awsv the debris in town and along the iailroad Is in progress. Jtlumped the Track at Rolseatld. ST. PAUL, Juno ':6.--The sleeper on the west bound Northern Pacific train jumped the track near Rosebud, Mont., last night atnd sixteen occupants wero more or les, injured, none very as ltolely. Amtong thets were 'rIlpcrantces Orator Francia Murphy and wife, of I'ittsburg; Mr. Snook and wife, of l'ortland, Ore., George J. Monroe, os Joliet, I1i. A VICTORY FOR IIARVAILRD. Tire Eight-Oared Four- Mile Raee-A Great Surprise. New Lornoi, June 26.-The sixteenth an) nnual four mile elght.oared straight-away race between Yale and Harvard university crews was rowed this noon over the Thames course from Winthrop point to Gates' ferry and was was won by Harvard by eleven lengths. Time: Harvard, 21:23; Yale, 21:52. Harvard's victory was the biggest surprise in college athletics in many years. Good judges of rowina conceded the race to Yale almost to a man, and so strong was this sentiment in favor of Yale that stacks of money left at the pool-roorn went uncov ered even at odds of $100 to $60. Harvard took the lead at the start and forged ahead with a rush. As their shell went ahead the crimson supporteris on the observation train andlinnumerable steamers became frantic with excitement. As the excitement spread some very ieekless work was done by the steamboat captains. That there were two collisions and no serious re sults is simply a matter of good luck. The cause of Yale's unexpected and over wheltnin_ defeat is found in the fact that two of her men, two of the most important in the bout, Stroke Gould and Hagerman, No. 7, were not equal to the occasion and lost their heads. As Harvard began to increase and lead near the end of the first mile, Gould cut his strokes short and pulled with diminished ffe-t. The rest of the crew, instead of keeping time with Gould, followed Hager man's stroke. After a while Hagerman became rattled, the result being that for the greater part of the race the men in the waist and bow followed the stroke set by Capt. Brewster. The difference in the swing of the men was slight, but enough to cause Yale's boat to hang perceptibly after each stroke, and to settle so badly after that the bow frequently was out of water for three or four feet. Both crews were also greatly annoyed by the swell from big steamers that followed the crews. In speaking of tiis point, Geo. A. Dee, a well known Yale man, expressed himself mosa emphatically and declared Yale ought not to row another race over the Thames course. A number of other Yale men declared Yale's crushing defeat was due simply to the fact that they were out rowed by Harvard. The Harvard crew camie down the river at four p. m., and headed by standard bearers carrying two flags they won in to-day's race, went to the Pequot house, where they werd to-night tendered a reception. lASE BALL GAMES. The Home Clubl, tIantloned First nla the Record Here Printed. LEAGUE CLUDS. Cleveland 14, Pittsburg 5. Chicago 11, Cincinnati 7. Phildelphia 4, Brooklyn 3. ASSOCIATION CLUI. Boston 6, Baltimore 1. St. Louis 15, Cincinnati 4. Washington 2, Athletic 4. On the Kansas City Course. KANSAS CITY, June 26.-Track fast. Four furlongs--Tramp won, Miss Frances sec ond, Lucy Day third. Time, 0:51. Four furlongs-Virginia won, Van S. sec ond, Jerald third. Time, 0:31%. Mile-Wild Rose won, Florence Slaugh ter second. Orick third. Time, 1:49. Seven furlongs, heats, first-Parthian won, Dyer second,Elsie B third. Time, 1:33. Second-Askie won, Elsie 1i. second, Dyer third. Time, 1:24. Third-Askie won, Parthian second. Time, 1:3(14' Five furlongs-Vidette won, Hal Fisher second, Pastime third. Time, 1:039~. Five furlongs-Mamie M. Won, Rabbi second, Florence Shanks third. Time, 1:03;. Racing At Washington Park. mcAnCo., June 2.-Track fast. Six fur longs-Kenyon won, Dan Kurtz second, Frank Kinney third. Time, 1:16. Mile-Yale '91 won, Balgowan second, Hagen third. Time, 1:424. Mlile and one-sixteenth-Joe Blackburn won, Althea second, Glockner third. Time, Mile and one-eighth-Ira Bride won, Ed Hoiper second, Annie Race third. Time, Mile and seventy yards-Faithful won, Tom Rogers second, Zender third. Time, 1:461. Mile and one-eighth-Bob L. won, Chap man second, Marie K. third. Time, 1:56 j. Shieepishead Bay Races. SHEEPSIF.AD BAY, June 26.-Track fast. Mile-Drizzle won, Chesapeake second, Cassius third. Time, 1:41 3-5. Six furlongs-Airshaft won, Fremont second, Count third. Tigoe, 1:09. Mile and one-eighth--Bermuda won, na. chel second, Lizzie third. Time, 1:56 1-5. Seven furlongs-Fairy won, Kitty L. see and, Sirrocco third. Time, 1:28 2-5. !1ats, seven furlongs-Lynn won second and third heats, Atlantic won first. Best time. 1:28 4-5. Mile and one-quarter-Admiral won, St. John second, Vengeur third. Time, 2:09. Accident on the Track. KANSAS CITY. June 26.-A serious accident occurred in the first race in which Jockey Drain received injuries that may cost him his life. 'The horses were coming down the stretch in agood bunch when Van S.,ridden by Drain, left his feet and fell, Litter ,eater, Rocket and T. W., ridden respec tively by Taylor. Vanduzee and Ezell. piled over, the fallen horse. Vanduzee and Taylor extricated themselves from a mass of kicking animals unhurt. Drain and Ezell were piced nup unconscions. Ezell soon recovered but Drain is still in a pre carious condition. None of the horses were huit. The Alton Troubles. CnmcAoo, Juno 26.-General Passenger Agent Charlton. of the Alton road, to-day replied to Chairman Finley, advising him that the interstate commerce commission had benen notified of the Alton's intention to ilace in effect the reduced rares men tioned in yesterday's dispatches, rendered necessary by competitors' practices with nmileage tickets, etc. He adds: "We hold in reserve the right to make a rate of $5 from St. Louis to Chicago and $20 from Chicago to Denver, contingent upon the behavior of our conipbtitors. After this warning, if they fail to reform, we shall have to apply the proper remedy." A lioston Firml Assigps. BOsTON, June 20.-John B. Alley, of Lynn, made an assignment for the benefit of his creditors. He places all private as sets in the hands of Mr. Knowlton, who is also co-assignee for the creditors of Alley Brothers A Iliace. Liabilities of John B. Alley are $StO),O(X0 t i $talX),O00, which is par tially or wholly secured, owed to the firm of Alley Brothers & Blarce, and at small indebt odness outside of that amount. The nassets of every description are turned in to the assignee. Iteconsidered Their Action. CmININNATr, June 26.-The master plumb ors have reconsidered their action in reconm mending Murray for appointment as chief ,of the sanitsry plumbing bureau at the World's fair and elected Andrew I'. Young. of C(licago, instead. Joseph A. McDonald, ,ft Baltimore. was elected president, and Washington City was chosen for the next •1dace of meeting. WILL SET UP IN STYLE, Mr. and Mrs. Parnell Will Now Rent a Big House in London. Their Moral Offense Considered no Bar to Their Great Popularity. Placid Conviction That All Has Been Atoned-They Appear to lie Happy-Foreign News. [Copyright, 1891, Now York Associated Press.l LONDON, June 26.-Mr. and Mrs. Parnell entertained some friends yesterday evening at Walsingham terrace, and received to.dav several intimates. Parnell has sent greet ing to a number of adherents in the com mons, expressing pleasure that the pro longed period of nsuspense is over, and thanking them for their steadfast friend ship during his troubles. He writes under the apparent conviction that his marriage will enable him to be reinstated as Irish leader. A strong impression in the same direction prevails in the com mons, in spite of knowledge of the fact that the Catholic clergy will not accept the mar riage as condoning his offenses. The Eng lish liberals are ready to hail him as a man doing his best to atone for his fanlt. No immediate restoration of confidence be tween Parnell and the liberal leaders is possible, nor is it probable that the faction feud will end without long opposition from some of his now irreconcilable enemies, but the marriage has deprived his foes of one of their most potent weapons of attack. His moral position assured polical resto ration, it is generally believed, becomes a matter of time. Future plans of Mr. and Mrs. Parnell indicate that after a period of seclusion it is their intention to enlarge their social life. Mrs. Parnell talks of leaving Brighton and taking a large house in London. If she wins her probate suit, she will be rich and able to entertain. Those knowing her best say she aims to form a political and artistic salon, to create which she has capacities equal to her am bition. It has long been known that she has been a valuable political ally of Parnell. with whom she has discussed every turn of affairs more intimately than any member of his party. It can be predicted with certainty that under her open guid ance, Parnell will immediately modify his tactics. In the fight with McCarthyites reconciliation will be the watchword. The first fight, Carlow, will be fought on the Parnellite side with great attention to per sonal amenities. McCarthy has practically withdrawn from the leadership of his party. His phy sicians warn him to avoid excitement. Parnell, during an interview at Brighton to-day upon his marriage to Mrs. O'Shea. said he found it impossible to procure a marriage license for any country church, and in order to prevent delay he thought it best to have the ceremony performed at a registrar's office in Steyning. Parnelladded that the church ceremony would be cele brated in London as soon as he and Mrs. Parnell were able to. put in a fortnight's residence there. This would probably be after the elections at Carlow for a successor in parliament to the late O'Gorman Mahon. Mr. Parnell intends to devote special attention to the Irish indus trial question, in which he is more inter cently he has given general sunport to Balfour's Irish land bill, believing it is a well conceived measure and that it will greatly benefit Irish tenants and land owners. Parnell said he intends, if possi 1ble. to visit the United States during the coming autumn, being of the opinion that the sentiment of Irish and Irish-Amer icans on the other aide is in his favor. tHe will try to attend the Irish convention to be held at Baltimore. When asked what he thought would be the political effect of his marriage he said he had not given that question a thought and did not intend to think of it. lie was now experiencing greater happiness than ever previously dur ing the entire course of his life. The reporter with whom Parnell had this inter view adds that he never saw Mr. Parnell in a more healthy condition or better spirits. Violated Traditions. PAms, June 26.-In the debate on the Brussels anti-slavery not, which was re sumed in the deputies yesterday, Pion maintained that the French plenipotenti tries at the Brussels congress virtually consented to the right of search, thus vio lating the glorious traditions of France. Itibot, minister of foreign affairs, suggested that t':e bill be referred back to the govern ment, which was agreed to. Do Not Subside. LONDON, June 26.-The Shanghai corres pondent of the Standard says even the government's decree ordering the behead ing of all persons implicated in the recent riots and massacres has failed to stop the outrages being perpetrated on foreigners in China. The correspondent adds that there are now twenty foreign war vessels lying at Yanktsekiang. Sir John's Will. OTTAWA, Out., June 26.--The will of the late Sir John Macdonald leaves an estate worth about $90,000. exclusive of Earnsoliff hall, to be divided equally between Lady Macdonald and Hlugh John Macdonald, his son. OFFER NO RESISTANCE. talian Strikers on the Great Northern Surrender. SPOKANE, Juno 2L.-[Special.]-A member of Warren's posse who went to the scene of the Italian insurrection on the line of the Great Northern arrived here from Cross port to-night. lie reports that yesterday 600 Italians, all armed and flying a red Ilag, advanced upon Crossport. Warren and party were reinforced by ai large number of railroad laborers and advanced to meet them. ,Whenr the Italians saw the strength of Warren's party they became frightened and offered no resistance andt Warren's men marched through the crowd and took their guns and other weapons away. It is believed the worst of the trouble is now over. The trouble arose over a strike of Italians for higher wages. The contractors refusing to accede to their demands they drove all the white laborers off the works anid have since been masters of the situation. Warren and posse will remain in the neighborhood until all danger of another uprising is passed. Nhiorlsge i Aeoounts. Naw YOLLK, Juno 2i.-An evening paper says: "It is now stated on the authority of an oillcer of the New York ife lunsurance compalny that a new shortage of $1..Ot)00 has been discovered in the accounts of the BSp ansh Amerioan depatraent." MONTANA STATE' FAIR. Premium List and Iales for the Big Event in August. The premium list of the Montana State fair has been Issned and is in the hands of the secretary, Francis Pope, for distribution to all who may desire one. It contalns a list of the purses for racing and the prizes for exhibits, besides other valuable infor sation. The premiums and prizes amount to$25,0 0. The fair will open to the public Saturday August 22. and close on the 2)th On Frid ay August 28, there will be a grand cavalcade of stock in the show ring, exami nation of horses, cattle and other stock and articles on exhibition. In the horse depart mentment there will be eighteen prizes for thorougbbreds, twenty-two for general pur pose animals, eighteen for Clydesdale and English draft horses, the same number for Percheron and French draft horses, all ranging from $5 to $50. and sixteen for grade draft horses, ranging front $5 to 225. For cattle there will be 102 prizes, for sheen sixteen, for hogs twenty-six, for poultry fifty-two, for grains and seed twenty-seven, for vegetables fifty-two, and for minerals seven teen. No premiums will be awarded in the department of mechanical arts, but diplomas will be given to all exhibits of merit. In the departments of' painting and drawing, taxidermy, plants and ilow era, cut flowers, needlework, machine work, fancy work and other work of women there will benumerous premiums. The following extracts from the racing rules will be of interest: "In running races three or more are required to enter and three to start. In trotting and pacing races five or more are required to enter and four to start. Entries for running purses must be made through the entry box at the secretary's office at the track, in sealed en velopes, inclosing 10 per cent. of the total amount of the purse, before six o'clock p. m. of the day preceding that on which the race is to take place, unless such day falls upon Sunday, then the entries for Monday's races close on the Saturday pre ceding at six o'clock p. m. No entries will be received in the city; they must be made at the track and through the entry box. The secretary cannot spare time to call upon owners in person to receive their en tries. Entries for trotting and pacing purses close July 1. Entrance fee (10 per cent. of purse) must accompany the nomi nation. Each entry must plainly state name, age, color and sex of horse, name of sire and dam and name of owner; the colors of rider or driver must also be given with the entry. Nominations in colt stakes closed March 1. A second payment was made June 1; the third payment for starters, of $25, must be paid as in other races, through the entry box, before six o'clock p. m. of the day pre ceding that upon which the race is to take place. Under no circumstances will any conditional entries be received. No added money will be given for a walk-over. Run ning purses and stakes will be divided into three moneys, 70, 20 and 10 per cent. Pac ing and trotting purses and stakes will be divided into four moneys, 50, 25, 15 and 10 per cent. The rules of the American Trot ting association and the rules of the Ameri can Turf congress will govern these races. Copies may be secured from the secretary. The association reserves the right to alter, amend or postpone any or all of these races should the board of directors in their judg ment and for cause deem it expedient so to do." 'oe general rules ana reguations say: Ex.tries may be made at the secretary's office in Helena during the week preceding the fair and at his office on the fair grounds on Saturday, the 22d. Application for en try must be made in writing. It will suffice if you give the number of the premium for which you wish to compete, your name and postoffice address. If you desire to make more than one entry for the same premium repeat the numbers as often as required. No entries will be received after Saturday, the 22d, nor will any animal or article com ing in after Monday be eligible to compete for premiums, cut flowers and bread alone excepted; these articles must be in their places by Wednesday noon. No article or animal will be allowed to leave the place assigned it until the close of the fair. No entry fee will be charged on animals or articles entered for exhibition, but exhibitors must pay the reg ular admission to the grounds. Should any individual enter any animal or article in any other name than that of the bna fide owner, no premium shall be al lowed. Contrary to the custom of previous years, the directors have decided that the names of exibitors may be placed on cards attached to the articles or animals on exhi bition, as to do otherwise is not compli mentary to committees, and deprives exhi bitors of the main feature of these exhibi tions, viz: advertising. Parties wishing to exhibit articles or animals for which no premiums are offered are cordially invited to do so. All meritorious exhibitions thus made will receive such premiums as the awarding committee may suggest and the board of directors may approve. When entries are made for premiums, farm pro ducts must be exhibited by the producer, manufactured articles by the manufacturer, and all other articles or animals in the name of the owner of the same. A pre mium will not be awarded to an inferior article or animal though there be no com petition." JOSEPIIIN E'S SPIRIT. Its Hold Upon the Life of Prentice Mual ford. NEW YORx. June 2g.-Those in San Fran cisco who knew Prentice Mulford during his residence there will read with interest though perhaps with skepticism, the story which lately found its way into print re garding his death and one of his beliefs. When, on the 30th of lay, his body was discovered in the boat White Cross the physicians gave it oai that apoplexy was the cause of death. linut his friends in occult circles held a different belief. The boat was plentifully stocked with provisions, as for an extended cruise, and Mulford's fol lowers say that when he started upon his journey it was withl no intention of return ing. In other words, he knew that he was about to 'pass to the other side." To his most intimate eassomrtes only had Mulford confided the fact in Ilis later years I that he was the victim of a proud vet ter rlble destiny. 11i told thetl that he was nol other thian the re-embodimtent of the spirit of Napoleon lionparte. BIt this was by no means the inost ilmpreslsive fteature of his confession. il sarid that his life was doml inated by the influence of the spirit of Jo onllhinte, the conqurtror's unhappy wife. She was with himt always, and her holl uplon his life seesmed to grow stronger as the days srped on. Prentico Mulford carefully guarded thiis secret from all but a few of tllhe inner cir cle of the occult society. These uuder stood him perfectly and itl a single in stnlltoe a gifted wolnan wrs enabhled, so sile believed, to test the truth of tMul ford's dtinily companlionship with the ill fated emllpress. I cannot give her nllnlme but oun day, she says, she plainly saw ,rJose phine enter the roomn leaning upon thle arrm of tihe editor of the White Cross Librrary. 't't .losrephnlll is ascribed the strange nlot tar foundl inl Mulford's la, tafter he was dead. 'fhe story goes that she lured hint out on the waterr, an.l there, ini a quiet Inely spot, brought to bear spiritual in lltneeo whieir snaplped his life cord. Minllet hii death MIlford's dearest naso cinte th Whiire Vit Cross work declare that they have seon hlin again. lie has appeared to theca seated lit a table writing, as was Iis wont in tills world. This has been ne nopted as a trken that he wished the pro miulgation of the Whitei Cross doctrine of the material power of thought to continue uainterruptedly. WORK FOR THE MINIS. All Trade Dollars on Hand to Bo Made Into Standard Coin. Scoarcity of Dimes and Twenty Five Cent Piecoe to Be Removed. The Work to Be Distrlibuted netween the San Francisco, Philadelphia and New Orleans Mints. WAsnrrrnToc, June 6.-Trade dollar bul lion which is to be coined into silver stand ard dollars Is stored in the mints at Phila dolphia and Now Orleans. It results from melting into bars of trade dollars redeemed at their face value under the act of March 3, 1887. The total num ber redeemed was $7,689,030, a portion of which has already been coined into subsidi ary coin under act of March 3, 18.l,,pro vided, however, the balance should be coined into standard silver dollars only. The amount stored at Philadelphia is 1,:85.425 fine ounces and the amount at New Orleans is 5,030,879 fine ounces. ''his will make in all about $5,148,281 in standard silver dollars, net profit above its cost of little over $600, 000. A largo amount of subsidiary silver and mint coins will also have to be recoined at Philadelphia during the same period. The demand for dimes continues un abated and most of the recoinage for the present will be of that denomination, al though 25 cent pieces may also be coined at Ban Francisco. The coinage of dimes during the last three years has been $3,176,471. It is proposed to distribute this recoinage between the mints at Ban Francisco, Philadelphia and New Orleans. By law the coinage of minor coin, one cent and five cent pieces, is confined to mint at Philadelphia. This coinage has been very heavy for several years past. During the past three years the coinage of five cent pieces amount ed to $2,093.161 and the coinage of one cent pieces, $1,395,304. This has all been ab sorbed by the public and there is every indication that the demand for these coins will continue large for months to come and considerably to the work at the Philadelphia mint. Coinage at the mints at San Francisco and Carson City, after July 1, will be confined to gold pieces and such recoinage of sub sidiary silver coins as may be required on the Pacific coast. Contracts Approved. WAsrINOTON, Juna 25.-Indian Commis sioner Morgan has approved a large batch of contracts for supplies for various Indian agencies. Those of particular interest in the northwest are: A. C. Johnson, of Helena, Mont., is awarded a contract to deliver 15,000 pounds of corn at Brainerd, Minn., at $210; 162,500 pounds of oats at Custer, Mont., Prushwille, Neb., Wilmot, S. D., Detroit, Minn., $2,484.25; 2,400 pounds of corn at Wilmot and Rose bud, S. D., $304.80, and 12,000 pounds of salt at Custer and Rosebud at $149.20. Walter B. Jackson. of St. Paul, is to deliver 40,000 pounds of oats at $748. Mitchell's Successor. WARmRoroTN, June 26.-C. E. Mitchell, commissioner of patents, expects to leave the city some time during the coming tweek on his annual vacation. It is understood that Mitchell's resignation takes effect on the appointment of his successor. Ex-Rep resentatives Simonds, of Connecticut, K. T. Banning, of Chicago. and present Assistant Commissioner Frothingham are said to be prominent candidates for the commission ership. NO COUNSEL PRESENT. The Famous Bettis Case at Spokane Dis missed. SPOKANE, June 26.-[Special.1-The fa mous Bettis conspiracy case terminated suddenly and unexpectedly to-day. Judge Twiner, special counsel engaged to assist in the prosecution of the case, was sudden ly called to Olympia yesterday, having previously arranged for postponement, when the ease should be called this morn ing. The state's attorney was otherwise engaged and when the case was called there was no attorney present to represent the state. After waiting two hours Justice Dunning dismissed the case. A few weeks ago Frank A. Bettis, a prominent and wealthy citizen,learned that his wife, against whom he had instituted divorce proceedings, was conspiring to murder him. He employed detectives who concealed themselves in a room and over heard an interview between Mrs. Bettis and one Woodworth, an ex-convict, during which Mrs. Bottis agreed to give Wood worth $5,000 to murder her husband, A reporter who was concealed with the dotoet ives took the interview down in shorthand. All the prosecuting witnesses were on hand when the case was called this morning and the dismissal was a great surprise to the public. PRO'I IIESY A SPLIT. A Correspondent Ferrets Out )lissenslon in the Alitnue. JACKSONVlTII., Fla., June 2.t.--A Jackson, Miss., special to the Times Union gives solue intetesting gossip about National Farmer's Alliance atters. It saysve that sinee the nolrination of a legislative com mittee, headed by President Hall, of the Missouri alliance last Fe'truary, lall has been working vigorouslv against the sub-treasury schemele, and, with his coadjutors, has stjce,'edejld il or gunizing a ioovenlent covering the entire seouthtern ste Iates ajo is shown by a call for it' luetilng of the hAnti-sub-lt'rejai ury league, at lIlas. Tel., In July iext. Wi thin the Ist month l'residtt I olk ihas advisedtl Iall to djsjet or l.'elgtn (Ir'lin the ,onminittt'o. He is give'n unsti July '2i to re t ly. It tis believed this decisive stroke to frustrate tithe objects of thle Anti-Sub lr elas jury league etnlt inftlucen e a It'ls injteundedl for the op o o'it f It , otheurtn sil e than for itil to, sttter clear of the Dallas ttmteting. Those wltho kttnow Hall assert ht will decline to bt ctoreed ttand tIthe result will be a split in the natijonal alliance. Indictled tir Ebelh-lls,-m lt. LrrIT'I'e tRoo', Ark., June l20.-'The grand jury to-day returnetd ilan indictment against ex-State Treasurer Woodruffi for embzzle nittot of state funds. Woodruff was im mediately arrested. Uiot Six t'eatrs. Nuw YottK, Juno "2.-Jljtnes A. Slmmons, convicted of embezzlinut funds of the Sixth National bank, was to-day sentenced to six years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. FIRE IN KAILISPELL. Which Does Mrueh Damage-Its Orlgin lUn known. KAIrTEL1,, via iavalll, June 26. Special. I--At 12:15, a. m. Wednesday morn ing fire was discovered in the upper floor of A. W. Onle's general merchandise store. A Fourth of July committee had a meeting In the second story of the building early in the evening, hout it is not known that the ire can he traced to a cigar stump. Gale wva first awakened by fire bursting through the ceiling overhead, which by that tirme had gained such headway it could riot be extinguished. In fact, the fire spread no rapidly (al, had to run for the street, leav ing his gold watch and $10 in the bed. A large crowd soon gathered and led by Ed. larwood, of the Cliff house, two small bulldings next tothe Great Northern saloon were pulled down, staying the fire and say ing the Great Northern saloon and Langer man's liquor house on the east side of the lock. If the fire had reached Largernian's the Cliff house, Flhthead bank and Missoula Mercantile Co.'s store would have hurned. In the meantime the tire licked up building after building on the west and lighted up the country for miles around. Th'le whole town turned out on masse and fought the fire with energy and desperation. Gale's stock is a total loss except two ware houses saved. The fire burned so rapidly that little or nothing was saved by any of the stores burned out, nevertheless, Main street is littered with beer and whisky barrels and a number of vaks are gloriously drunk. Thirteen business honu- were burned out as follows: Itamberg & Israel, clothing and saloon. Property damaged was as follows: Paul Muoller, Tivoli saloon, H. O. Barrett, gents' furnishings; Wm. Mumbrue, sur veyor's office; Petriz. Garner & Co, fruit store; Edmund Gale, general merchandise loss $9,000, insurance $3,000; Mrs. Katz miller, cigar stand; I)r. Cummings. Pioneer drug store; J. H. Muller, fruit stand; E. A. iSailor-butcher shop. Gale thinks the fire accidental, as there was no stove in the second floor of his building. While the ruins still smoke business men will com mence rebuilding. Steps are being taken to organize a Are company. A heavy rain early in the evening left a number of pools in the streets and gutters, which were utilized to quench the fire. Wonderful Freak of Nature. DuER LOWEn, June 6.--[Special.l--The Silver State says: J. H. Price, of Philipe burg, is in town. Mr. Price is the gentle man who, on the 24th day of each July, be tween the hours of three and nine o'clock p. m., sheds his skin-slick and clean. Mr. Price will leave on the 8th of July for San Francisco, where he will remain with sev eral eminent physicians until his annual shedding, when they will sail for Europe to be examined there by the medical fraterni ty. For his trouble, $2,1100 has been de posited with the Hyde Banking company. of Philipsburg, which will be paid over upon his return. Mr. Price is 37 years old and in fifteen years has never been sick except three hours each time before shed ding, when he is very sick, having spells of vomiting, with very high fever.' Physicians say that it is perfectly natural with him, and that there is not another case of this kind on record. Ita lracn improvemenUs. BozEMAN, June 26.-[Special.]-Asalstant General Superintendent Dickinson and Division Superintendent Finn are in town to-day inspecting the company's yard and buildings at this station. They say that owing to the financial stringency, it will be impossible to go ahead with improvements at present, but if the citizens of the town will give a bonus of $6,000 cash they will agree to erect a brick passenger depot to cost $10,000 and will put $13,000 improve ments to the yards, and that if the $6,000 cannot be raised they can only make a few improvements to the present building. New Theater for Great Falls. GREAT FALLS. June 20.-[Special.]-A committee met this afternoon and adopted the plans of Oscar Cob, the noted Chicago theatrical architect. Ground will be broken Monday and strenuous efforts made to com. pleto the structure by the time the season opens. The building will cost $75,000 and will be the most elegant and complete in the northwest. There was a wreck on the Great Falls & Canada railroad live miles from this city this morning. A north-bound freight train ran into a washout, piling the oars upon each other, sltashinu the engines badly. Fortunately no one was injured. Ileod From Hisa Inujrles. GREAT FALLS, June 26.-[Special.]-John Smith, the unfortunate roadmaster of the Great Northern railway, who was struck by a passenger train near Glasgow last Wednes day, died last night. 1lie remains were in terred in Mountein View cemetery, this city, this afternoon. J. Stewart Tod, of the banking firm of J. K.enuedy, Told &. Co., of New York, is lhing at the point of death, with stomach trouble, in this city. Attending physicians say that Mr. 'Lod will not live till morning. It continues to rain here every day. The streets are in a very bhad condition. A Itonefielal Enterprise. ItozluMxN. June 25.--[Speci J f]-W. H Green, A Co., the conlttractors on the big ditch of the West Gallatin Irrigation com pany, mtiade their regular monthly settle mnent to-day, disbursing between $18,000 aind $ it,000( in this city. This is one of the enterprises that keep trade and traffie in Itozeman lively. Mllsurl Rivter Freight Contract. iSm\ntciK, N. 1)., Junoe L6.---Teh ease of Braithwaite vs. Powers, appealed fromt tturleigh' county on a judgment of the distric t court granting a nfew trial, was re versed to-lday by the sulpromnl court. ''ho c t,i hs eboon in tei courts fifteen years, 75,ti.it is involved, aind grew out of the Missouti river freight contract; IC. t'. Pwr, of loitttina. tand the LeJighon estate of St. Paul, dteftndants. 'To-day's decision is final antd a victory for for the plaintiff. Aptpotlleld ltoeleuver. New Yotmi, June 20.--Kings county sn preoto court habnded down a decision to-day in the lmatter of application for dissolution of the sugar trust and for the appointment of recoie.rs of various firms. He appointts trust ct Ipanioe as receivers as follows: teoples' 'I rust oumtpalny for l)eoastro and lttDonner, and tOxnrd Bros.; Kings county, trust company rectiver for fDick & May; the Ltrooklyn trust company receiver aeg inaverne.