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VOL, XXXII.-NO 6b0. HELENA, MONTANA. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 2, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS
STRAIGHT TIPS ON RACES Noah Armstrong a Central Figure When He Goes Into the Betting Ring. How He Gets the Laugh on Mon Who Seek Inside Infor mation. Owners and Trainers Often Ignorant of the Merits of Their Horses-The Rich Realization. Caocaoo, July 1.-The Herald prints a good story on a famous horseman: People don't follow Noah Armstrong around at Washington Park quite so much this year as they did when Spokane won the derby. But he is still a central figure in the grand stand, and whenever he walks down into the betting ring and puts $100 on a horse it is all over except putting up the numbers. He is so successful in placing his bets that to avoid being followed he usually sends his money into the ring, and in reply to a question that is asked him a great many times during the day: "What do you like, Mr. Armstrong?" he invariably answers, "Whisky and sugar." Then he has the laugh on the man who seeks for informa tion on the race that is pending and did not intend to ask the Mon tana man to take a drink. There are many things that Mr. Arm strong would have taken apart and read justed if he had been superintending the earth. Few things make him so ruffled in temper as to have some one say: "lI've got it straight from the stable that this horse can't lose.", "These touts would ruin the temper of an angel and break a mint in less than a month," says Mr. Armstrong. "Half the time the owners and trainers don't know how good their horses are. I remember once when I was going to start Grey Cloud in a race a few years ago down at Latonia. I thought he had a good chance to win it, and made up my mind to back him. The morning of the race I went out to see him gallop, and when he came in I asked my trainer what he thought of the chanees, and he said: 'Mr. Armstrong, we're not in it. Grey Cloud won't be in the neighborhood at the finish.' 'Then you wouldn't advise me to back him?' 'Well, I should say not,' said my trainer. 'Don't you risk a lead dollar with a hole in it on his chances.' This was not very encouraging, but when they began selling auotion pools that afternoon I hung around the box, and as everybody in the crowd seemed to have the tip that my horse was no good there was no one but me to bid on him, so I bought him in every pool. People began 'joshing' me about the long ways I would have to walk to get home,and I began to get a little warm and started down the line, giving the bookmakers a lit tle argument about Grey Cloud at long odds. By the time the race started I had enough Grey Cloud tickets in my breast pocket to make it bulge out as if I was oar rying a small loaf of bread for lunch. "It was only a big gallop for Grey Cloud, and he won by s9veral lengths. When the race was over his trainer rushed up to me and said: 'Did you back him. Mr. Arm strong?' 'Just a few dollars.' said I, 'a little loose change that I had in my pocket.' 'My God!' he groaned, 'I don't see why you didn't make a plunge on him. I thought it was the surest thing that I ever saw in my life.' The liar can never be a success unless he has a good memory," concluded Mr. Armstrong, "and these race track touts talk so much and tell so many different stories to different men that very few of them can remember just what they have said, and so are in constant danger of being caught in the Annanias act." Montans Marl a Grant wiihrt. S.Hi.EsnADu, July 1.--Fully 15,000 persons were present to-day to witness the closing of the Coney Island Jockey club meeting. The feature of the card was by all odds the Realization stakes for three-year olds at a mile and five furlongs, worth to the winner nearly $40,000. Strathmeath, on the strength of his recent American derby victory at Chicago, was an overwhelming favorite, but after running front rank until the stretch was reached, was passed by both Potomac and Montana. These two had a battle royal the last fur longs, and by the most skillful and hardest kind of riding Hamilton landed Potomac a winner by the shortest of heads. Futuriiy course-Viceroy won, His llith ness second, Vestibule third. Time, 1:09A . Seven furlongs-Arab won, Cynosure sec ond, Kitty third. Time, 1:23 1-5. Realization stake, one and five-eighths miles--Potomac won, Montana second, Strathmeath third. Time, 2:51. Mile and one furlong-Kminsbury won, Chesapeake second, Minch third. Time, 1:57 3-5. Sweepstakes, three-quarters of a mile- Arabia won, Fremont second, Fidelia third. 'lime, 1:11. Mile and one-quarter-Admiral won, Kern second, Cody third. Time, 2:10 3-5. Racing at Chicago. CnrcACo, July 1.-The weather was clear and cool and the track in flood condition. One mile-Melody won, Aspen second, Geb away third. Time, 1:421 . Five furlongs-Ulnadilla won, Clementine second, Nellie Pearl third. Time, 1:0212'. Mile and three-quarterc-Los Angeles won, Ormio second, Allans third. Time, One mile-Kismet won, Zekeo Hardy sec ond, Reveal third. l'immie, 1:44. Five furlonus-Indus won, R1io (rande second, Irish Chief third. Time, 1:01'4. (O)le mile--Patrick won, Hopleful second. 1lIi Kondig third. 'I ime, 1:42~ .. Six furlongs, first heat--lia Three won, Creole second, little Creto third. Timue, 1:15. Second heat: Big 'l'hree won, little Crete second. Sis ]eo third. lime, 1:16. Mile--Shipmate won, l'Lckwick seco(lnd, Santa Anna third. 'Timne, 1:4: ,. Handicap. mile and one furling--Ernest ltace won, Whitney second, Santiago third. '.'ime 1:516. Th'le Kansa City Meeting. K.ANRAR Cirv, July 1.--The weather was clear and the track fast. Four and a half furlongs--lucy Doy won, Col. ('ox second, Elsie B. third. Time, :571-. Fifteen-sixteenths of a mile - Grannie won, Crispino second, Rabbi third. Time, 1:377 N,. neven and half furlong-Pl'at King won, Bob Paxton second, John G. third. 'lmo, 1:47t4. Five and one-half furlongs-Gold I)ust won, School Girl second, Ben Cox third. Time, :57!%. Handicap, mile and one furlong-New herry won, lied bign second, Shibboleth thi d. Time. 1:59;l. Four and one-half furlongs-Lottie Mills won,. Wescott second, Francis third. Tite., Seven-eighths of a mile-Askey won, Glossnor second, Walluh l third. Time, 1:2h1!r. TIe, Trulttra. ]mlILhAIiLrnIA, July 1.-2:25 trot--Bapho won, Fascination eeoopd, Redmond third. Best time, 2:22g. 2:27 trot-Bush won, Estelle second, A. W. Fawoott third. Best time, 2:2t1. BASE BALL NEWS. The Home Club Mentioned First In the Record lHere Printed. LEAGUE cLUBs. Cincinnati 4, Pittsburg 6. Brooklyn 0, Boston ii. Phildelphia 4, New York 2. Chicago 9, Cleveland 3. ASeocIATION CLUBS. Boston 9, Washineton 3. Columbus 4. Cincinnati2. Athletics 2. Baltimore 4. Not Frank, His Brother. SAN FnANorsco, July 1.-Jack Slavin, brother of Frank, knocked out Billy Smith in forty-eighth rounds at the Occidental club last night. Both are Australian heavy weights. BARONET AND BANK. The End of the Blaccarat Scandal not Yet r Beached. LONDON, July 1.-The latest scene in the drama known as "The Baccarat Scandal, or the Baronet, the Prince and the Bank," is the action of Lord and Lady Brooke. They have instructed George Lewis, the well known solicitor, to sue all papers which printed paragraphs intimating that it was Lady Brooke who spread the story which led to the case finding its way into public channels and thence into the law courts. It is stated to-night that the leading radi cal members of parliament intend bringing up the baccarat scandal before parliament in an entirely unexpected shape at an early date, and in such a manner as to put the government in an uncomfortable position. This will again mix up matters. William Summers, a liberal member of parliament, said: "That to cheat at cards is a crime is well known. Section 17 of 649 Victoria, chapter 109, is perfectly explicit on that point. Now, the jury by their verdict in the case of Sir William Gordon Cumming vs. Wilson and others have practically found that, in their opinion. Sir William Gordon Cutuming did cheat at cards. Two questions therefore arise: First, will the government or public prosecutor prosecute Sir William Gordon Cumming for cheating at cards or perjury? And, second, will the government or will the iublhc prosecutor take any action against those others who are admitted to have com pounded a crime, and who appear to have been engaged in what is known at law as conspiracy to defeat the ends of justice? The question as to whether baccarat is an unlawful game has already been decided, and de cided in the affirmative by Sir Henry Hawkins in the case of Jenks vs. Turpin." The honorable gentleman has not stated the exact parliamentary course that he pro poses to take. William in Amsterdam. AMBTERDAM, July 1.-The flotilla escort ing the emperor of Germany and his party arrived here to-day accompanied by the Dutch squadron. Upon landing at the dock here the emperor was received by the qneon, who is only 11 years of age. and by Queen Regent Emma, princess of Waldreck. The queen and queen regent were surrounded by a brilliant ngthering of cabinet min isters, army officers and municipal and other authorities. After the most im posing ceremony of receptions, the imper ial guests of Holland were escorted to the palace, where they were entertained during their stay in this city. All shipping in the harbor and all main thoroughfares are decorated with flags and this evening there was a brilliant illumination in honor of the young emperor of Germany. All Circles Stirred. LONDON, July 1.-The prince of Wales to day had a long interview with the queen, who summoned him for the purpose of dis cussing and settling a number of perplex ing questions of court etiquette and pre cedence on account of the approaching visit of the emperor of Germany. Court, military and society and nealy all other oir cleslsre more or less slirred up by the kaiser's coming and thousands will not breathe free ly until Germany's emperor has left. German detectives, British detectives, and police of all kinds are already attending to business, for the fact there are hot-headed, ep.peror-hating Germans and Frenchmen in Great Britain is not lost sight of by the authorities. LoNDON, July 1.-A serious affray oc curred at Folkestone last night, which at one time threatened serious consequences. T'he trouble arose from soldiers resisting the arrest of a woman. They collected in snch numbers as to overpower the policy, who were driven out of the streets. Ex cited by their success the soldiers attacked the town hall with the intention of wreck ing it, when reinforcements came to the aid of the police and the rioters were put to flight. Forty arrests have been made. lMust A' t Soon. FT. PETERSIBURG, July 1.-Novoevremya to day commenting upon the renewal of the l)reibund, says that unless France and Rus sia reply to this treaty shortly by conclud ing a formal alliance, the central powers of Europe will become too confident as to the iiipotencyof their adversaries to enable the latter to counteract their ambitious desires, and they will consequently bring about events which will render an European war inevitable. Foreign Flashes. Eight members of a pleasure party were drownod Tuesday by the capsizing of a imail boat on the Bay of Ayr. The London Offlcial Gazette announces that by oi der of her maiesty the namo of Sir 1\'illiamn (ordon ummniing has been sat ock off the list of deputy lieutenants of Elginshire, Scotland. Al. i)elssep's family are extremely anl ious as to the outcome of the attack of lei vous depression from which the veteran engineer is suffering as the result of the criminal proceedings instituted against him. It is officially announced that Lady Mac I)onald, widow of the late tremier of Canada, Sir John MacDol)nald, lisa been raisedl to the i eerage as an acknowledge ment of her husland's long and distin guished public services. Complete election returns show the Au stralian opl lisition electeld fifty-seven muem ,trns. ilinistorialists fifty-onse, labor party t.w lfty-six. aind indelpendents three. G(roupld according to the tariff they will number seventy-five for protection and sixty-two for free trade. The London News says the governors of Iletf, lP'doila. and Volhynia have issued a decrei announcing that all foreigners of those provinces lmust either becoime nat iralirehd citizens or quit the country.' The decree is aimned at the populous German colonies adjacent to the Austrian frontier. Taking Violently lnsane. ST. Patur,, July 1.--Andrew Row. a wealthy stockman and mine owner, of Wardner, Idaho, was taken from the east bound tiain at Wasea,. Minn., to-day vio Ith ly insane. Hle was on his way to lEa rolp. On his person were found a draft on a baiik in Spokane for $1,(iM1 and $:*E2l in miiney. Iis valiue. contaliing deeds to valuable mining property, was either lost or stolen. THE HALF IOT YET TOLD, Stories of Barbarity are Told of Bal- 5 maceda That Almost Tran. scend Belief. Prominent Citizens Imprisoned and 1 Butchered at the Will of a Despot. t Torture Inflicted on a Father in the Hearing of Hiis non-No l'risoners Taken Alive. NnW YORK, July 1.-The stories which have been published of the ornelties prac ticed by President Balmaceda's party in i the Chilian war are shocking enough for, a civilized age and country, but, according to prominent citizens of Chili, who have lately arrived in New York, not half the horrible truth has been told yet. These citizens came here last week on the steamer City of Para, most of them bound for Europe. The most distinguished among them is Senor Pedro Montt, accredited rep resentative of the revolutionary party and a brother of Admiral Montt. With him 1 came Senor Santa Cruz, who commanded the ironclad Huascal; Senor Varas, a prominent revolutionist, and sev oral English merchants who have re sided in Chili for years. From these gentlemen the incidents here given were obtained. Senor Montt said that the actual truth far exceeded the published account. The whole of Chili was in dire distress, as the result of the war, all classes, whether in city or country, losing their property, He had no doubt of the ultimate success of the revolutionists, as the Chilians were almost unanimously with them. Senor Montt did not care to talk for publication at present. He preferred to state his case later on and let the American people judge as to which was the just cause. Senor Jose Gonzales, an arrival from Chili, with Senor Pedro Montt and party, told of the horrors of the revolution. "Balmaceda is practicing cruelties un heard of in the history of Chili," said Senor Gonzales. "A friend of mine, who was a prominent citizen of Concepcion, Senor Zerrano, and his son were put in prison because they refused to obey the dic tates of the tyrant. Being imprisoned failed to break their spirit, so Balmaceda bad the father taken into jail and meroi I essly tortured. After being brutally flogged, the tendons of his arms and legs were severed to render him helpless for life. This horrible cruelty was purpose ly practiced within earshot of his son, who was afterwards subjected to the same treat ment Lefore she gaze of his father, now fast dying from loss of blood and his suf fering. Neither of them survived the hor rors of the torture. "Another of Balmaceda's atrooities came to light by the merest accident. Since the beginning of hostilities seveial well- known citizjnsof Santiago have mysteoiously dis appeared. In some cases they have left their residences to be gone an hour or two and have never more been heard of. Their fate was, however, discovered before 1 left Santiago. Three bodies were taken one Sunday to the principal cemetery for burial. The burial permits being irregular the cem etery authorities would not admit them. The bearers werft back to town to get the necessary changes made in the per mits. While they were gone the men in charge of the cemetery, suspecting that something was wrong, opened the colfins and discovered that all the bodies were head less. Of conurse, this created great excite ment and the news spread rapidly through the town. Examination of the headless corpse showed from marks on the bodies that two of them were prominent residents of Santiago. The third was never identi fled. It was afterward learned that these men had been arrested and executed by order of Balmaceda." Senor Gonzales said that in all the fights that had taken place in the province of Tarapaca Balmaoeda had not taken a sin gle prisoner. His orders to his officers were to shoot all prisoners as fast as taken, as they had no time to bother with them nor food to give them. People of the best blood in Chili, Senor Gonzales said, had cast their lot with the revolutionists. To escape the constant surveillance of Balma ceda they had to resort to hiding and dis guise. Some went north on steamers in tho capacity of stokers. Others stowed themselves away on vessels that were going to touch at Forts occupied by the revolu tionists. One party of young men who were known in Valparaiso as dudes, or rich men's sons, rowed from Mollendo to Arica in open boats. They were exposed to the hot sun and the elements eighty hours and arrived in a pitable condition. They were subsequently taken to Iquique and enlisted in the ranks of the revolutionits. Many young club men and society exqui sites of Santiago-left there when the revo lution began and went to qluique. 'thence they went on the war ships to take Arics and Tiscna. They landed at Port Vito and marched from that point across the country to Aries. undergoing terrible hardships, going ten hours without food or water under a scorching sun and climbing steep hills, but they never flinched. They carried their cannon in sections on this difficult march. A priest, Padre Hlisbos, who nacompanied them, worked the esme as the rest. When they arrived at Arica they found the people flee ing on trains to Taena. Tlhele was no loot ing of houses or rioting of any kinld. The revolutionists' transports Aconcagua and Magellanes bombarded the town, while the land force attacked from the rear. )On board these transports many ladies, wives, sisters and sweethearts of the dudes of the land force, ladies who had never experi euced rough labor of any description, ren dered valuable assistance to the eron who worked the guns. The crows were short handed, and these ladies brought shells and cartridges from the magazines to the gun ners. in l'isagua somen laborers who had been on shore went throunh the streets hurrah ing for the revolutionists. 'They were at once arrested by Unbalueda's soldiers and thrown into prison. Every night for a week two of these laborers were taken out and shot and their bodies thrown back into the iutu ocelupted by their comrades, who were told tha:t such was to be the fate of two of tiheir number each night. In San tingo inalmaceda had thrown open the priaun doors in order to mnake use of the convicts to carry out his projects. WhenL the ships of the revolutionists were lying at Calders In apparent safety, which was guar anteed by toe armistice with Italmaceda. suddenly Inlmuacedla's cruisers. Lynch and condell, appeared aIld without warning opened tile upon thenl with the disastrous result already known. Another t',nllfornia (mandlthlate Cnlmaio. July 1.-J. I)ellarth shorb, one of California's candidates for the chief tancy of the horticultural department, is in the city. Shorb is a practical horticul tuiist and is said to have a large Califitsnia baeking, amnd should Mr. Forsyth noti be installed in the oftioe for which the is now unamed, it is probable Director (onoeral Davis will be asked to name bhorb for the place. S'h Statement Issued In a New Form This Month. WAenrrr'ros, July 1.-The public debt statement issaed this afternoon, which is BI in new form, shows that the interest and non-interest hearing debt decreased $2,218, 16. during the month of June. The following excerpts are taken from the tab ulated statement: Aggregate of interest hearing debt, exclusive of United States bonds to I'acillc railroads, $610.1529,121; TI dent on which interest ceased since ma turity, $1,614,705; decrease in this during the month; $32,800; debt bearing no inter cst, $398,662,735; decrease during the month, $2,181,866; aggregate of interest and nou interest bearing debt, $1,01)5,8X00.t.60; de crease during the month, $2,218.606; cer- I tifloates and treasury notes offset by amount of cash in the treasury, $540,190,031; increase $1,99I,382; aggregate of debt, including certficates and treasury notes, $1,54!.iDJG, 511; decrease during the month, $2,218,466;. Under the head of cash in the treasury the taBtement shows 0238,518,121; gold coin and bars, $347,076,221- silver dollars, $19,656,- r 0.318 subsidiary coea, $26,880,847; bars, $4,- hb 48$,203; trade dollar bars, total in Ti metals, $199,36t1,974; paper, in- he ohding legal tender notes, trees- co ury notes, gold, silver, currency, certificates and national bank notes, aggregate, $78,769,- 00 236; bonds, mInor coin, fractional currency, ar deposits in national banks, disbursing offi- re cers' balances, etc., make up $28,700,419, a II grand total of $74t,349,751. Under the head of demand liabilities are clasesi fled gold, silver and currency cer- no aifcates anid treasury notes to Ti the amount of $r4O,190,031; fund th for redemption national bank notes, out- Fr standing checks, etc., disbursing officers' salaries, and agency accounts, $51,265,- pe 911; a gold reserve of $100,000,000, and a ur net cash balance of ,$53g.J93,808, making an Ila agregate of $747,349,751. The statement hb shows a decrease in the cash balance in the treasury during the month of $4,9J2,809, it standing June 30 at $153,893,808. o1 CROWDING THE ASYLUM. w Foreigners Who Have tolmne to the Land of the Free. WAsmfnoTor, July 1.-Immigration into an the United States from 1820 to 1890 is the to subject of a special report which has been na prepared by the chief of the bureau of sta- a3 tistics of the treasury department, and will b, soon be published. Arrivals of immigrants ci from 1820 to 1890 have reached 15,641,688. ti Germany and Ireland are the countries sending the greatest number of emigrants. The only leading countries from which ar- rt rivals have fallen off during the past ten di years are France and China. The year of is largest i migration yet reported is that o1 ended J 8 30, 1891, when the arrivals ti amounte. to 788,19J2. Immigration from tr Italy was 15,401 for the fiscal year 1881. and or steadily increased until 1890, when it was a: 52,000, and the present year, ending June gn 30, 1891. when the total for six months ir reached 51,158 as against 81,310 for the cor- gI responding months of 1890. Of arrivals d during the ten years from 1881 to 1890, n 61.1 per cent. were males. The greatest ti proportion of females came from Ireland, R and the smallest percentage of females s5 from Italy and Hungary. Classification of o the character of immigration during the ti past decade shows that only 26,257 males a' were of the professional elasses; 514,552 v were skilled laborers; 1,833,825 were of mis- i cellfie,0up occupations; 78,327 made no A statertint iii regard to occupation, and a 759,450 were without occupation. Of the 1 2.040,702 females, 1,724,454 were without r occupation. Stirred Up by a Policeman. c WAsorrNTor, July 1.-Advices received at L the navy department from Admiral Bel- t knap, commanding the Asiastic squadron, I are to the effect that ample precautions V have been taken to protect foreign settle ments in China; that there are five gun boats in the Niang Tee Kiang river, and that no trouble is feared at present. There is a report, the admiral saveys, that the out break near Shanghai had its origin in the maltreatment of natives by a policeman at tached to the French colony. The police man was spirited away before the day set F for his trial, to the great exasperation of I the Chinese, who threatened the French colonists. Again Buying il ver. WAmOINOTON, July 1.-The director of the I mint to-day resumed the purchase of silver. Five hundred and seventy thousand ounces were bought at prices ranging from 101.25 to 102.25. TIHE NEW LAKE. Speculation as to the Source of the I WVater. SAN FRaNCIeCO, July 1.-Reports from tedland say the lake is at least ten miles I wide at Salton. Among citizens a great variety of theories are held regarding the source of the water. The finding of a salt water fish would indicate that t he water came from the ocean. T he specifio gravity of the water shows it is much heavier than ocean water, but this is accounted for by the presence of t vast salt beds. The water is but two or three feet deep, and it is impossible to de- t termine whether the volume is increasing or not, as a strong shifting wind causes it } to recede nearly half a mile, then brings it I back further than before. 'I he theory of the water coming from a cloud burst was dispell ed to-day by the fact that the water con tinued to rise to-day when it should have been at high water mark several days ago. C. W. Debrow, of the salt works, who haa slent several years at Salton, is becoming alarmed at the rise of water. Considerable apprehension was felt this morning over the safety of the road. Supt. Mulville, with two boatmnen, started last night to explore the lake in a small boat. Shallow water makes the trip perilous, as the wind shifts the waters and I9 liable to leave the boat sltanding far from shore, while the soil is of very ternoherous nature and would preclude the possibility of wading ashore. The patty have not yet returned. Joined the Other Church. 'PITTsUuti , July 1.-At a meeting of the Ilkinsburg presbytery, United Presbyterian church, to-day, the several deposed minis ters of the lRefoimed Presbyterian church were received with op}in arms. R1ev. Mo- ° Allister, moderator of the lleformed rces- I byterian synod which de.osed the vounnl minister, arose in the United 'resbyterian i tueetinig to speak in defense of his action c lind wna roundly hissed by the audience. H The Allegheny United Presbyterian preshy I ry is session at 1)o Ilaveu, niear here, rd- , mitted other ministers deposed from the 1 loeformed Presbyterian church. No Chinese Pernmitted. i BtrairNo, Wash., July 1.--The proprietors of the new salmon cannery which is being established opposite here on Drayton har oer propose to eumploy Chiiuse labor. 'the I citizens have resolved that if tiny attempt I is made to employ Chinese they will assel- i Lle on masne anut drive them out of the country. Trouble is feared when the (hi- I unes are brought in. Ended Hier Life. Woon 11AVKNs, L. ., July 1.-Mrs. Emma Itrown, wife of I). G. Ilrowne, secretary of the Fort Benton, Mont., board of trade, escaped yesterday fronm the sanitarium ( here, whoee she had bieen under treatment I for some time for emotional insanity, and ended her life by jumping into the reser voir of the Wood Haves water works. GREATEST CIVIC HERO. Blalne Thus Lauded in the Iowa Re. publican Convention by an Enthusiast. The Sentiment Greeted With tho Wildest and Very Pro longed Cheering. Ilarrlson's Administration Commended in Formal Sentenries--lrohliitloan En dorsed-Sliver Dodged. CrnDAI ReAPiD, In.. July 1.-One of the moot enthusiastic conventions ever aseml bled in Iowa convened in this city to-day. The convention was as distinguished for its harmony and good feeling as have been the conventions of recent years for their dis cord and dissensions. Among the audience are many persons of state and national reputation. Senator Allison, Congressmen Henderson, Perkins, Flick, Dolliver and aell, ex-Governor Gear, ex-Gover nor Larabee and Solicitor of the Treasury Hepburn occupied seats on the platform, and Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, representative of the non partisan Women's Christian Temperance anion, headed a delegation of enthusiastic lady republicans, who occupied a private box. Promptly at 11 o'clock Chairman Mack, of the state central committee, called the convention to order and the divine blessing was invoked by Rev. Julius Ward, of Cedar Rapids. Chairman Mack's speech was short and crisp. It consisted in announo ing John Y. Stone as temporary chairman and W. R. Cochrane, of Taylor county, as temporary secretary of the convention. In assuming the chair Stone made a rousing speech which was interrupted many times by applause. He said: "A most important crisis is upon us. The political power of the state is at stake. The good results achieved by the republican party during its rule of thirty years is endanger ed. The democratic party in Iowa is in battle and is in ambush. Masked behind a pretense of seeking the decision of a local question they are aiming by a brilliant stroke to turn Iowa over to the national dem ocracy. Given control of the executive and legislative branches of the state government, and it will so group counties into congressional districts as to give it the greatest possible opportunity to capturethe delegation in the congressional elections next year. It will so reorganize representa tive districts next year as to give it the greatest chance of winning the general as sembly in 1893, and the consequent election of a United States senator in 1894. More than this. If successful it will imitate the stroke of the Michigan democracy and pro vide for the election of presidential electors in the ger:ymandered districts, and thus give the democratic presidential candidate a portinit of Iowa's vote in the elective col lege in 1892. Are the republicans of Iowa ready for a consummation like this?" The speaker said the prohibition question was still a local issue and that the republi can party in Iowa would still fight in favor of it. In regard to the people's party, Stone said: "There is no practical, meri torious demand by promoters of the new movement that they have cause to believe will not be favorably met by the republican party." In the course of his speech Chairman Stone praised the administration of Presi dent Harrison, saying: "All past peace ad ministrations can be safely challenged. No president's record of the first two and one half years that will rival this. [Great ap plause.] l. But one other can here be men tioned-the right arm and loyal friend of his chief, the fearless and incomparable Blaine." [At the mention of the secretary's name the convention went wild with en thusiasm.] "He is the first citizen of the republic and he is the greatest civic hero." The speaker wound up with reciprocity. He said: "There is but one reciprocity, and James G. Blaine is its prophet. [Tre mendous applause.] When he first an. nounced the gospel the democratic party, upon the spur of the moment, thought it saw free trade standing in a more dazzling light than ever before. But when the spell was broken reciprocity was in the republic an camp and James G. Blaine its chief priest." [Here the convention again be came wildly enthusiastic. I Immediately after the reconvening of the convention, at two p. m.. Permanent Chair man Gear was introduced and made a brief speech predicting party successon the tariff and local issues. The nomination of state officers was then announced in order and the convedtion de clared that no nominating speeches should be permitted. For governor, Hiram C. Wheeler, of )delbolt, Sac county, was nominated on the first ballot, amid great enthusiasm. He was called upon tor a speech and returned thanks briestly for the honor conferred. For lietutenant governor, George Van Houten, of Taylor county, developed unex pected strength, and was nominated on the second ballot, defeating the present incoum bent, I'oyner. For supreme judge, S. M. Weaver, of Iowa Falls, was nominated on the third ballot, defeating Chief Justice Beck, pyesent incumbent, and other candi dates. Henry Sabin, present suporintendent of public instruction, and Frank T. Campbell, present railh oad commissioner, were ro nominated by acclamation. A telegranm of greeting was read from the secretary of the National Rlepublican league and one signed by John Jay, presi dent of the National League for the IPro ooction of American Institutions, asking the et nven:tion to recomlmend in the platforl. state and national constitutional prohibition of sectarian appropriations as a necessary nicasure of defence for the Ameirican coimmon school system. Congiressrman Perkins. chairmnan of the colniutteo on resolutions, relported the platfolm. That document. indorses the lcKinluy tariff law in the warmees terms and partioularly commnends the reciprocity provision and its is iterpietation and ob servation by Seoretary of State Mlaine and P'resident lHarrison. The course of the re mubliean party on the pension question is mudorasd and liberal pensions to disabled soldliers and widows of the nation's defend era is urged. The financial question is brietly lisposed of by indorsemientof the present silver law. Itarrison's administration is indorsed, the large appropriations of the last congress defended as having been neo sasary for the welfare and development of the country as protection to those to whomI liberal pproprinations were voted for hay ing hazarded life and limb In defense of their country. The prohibition plank of the last plat form is reilllrned. and the democratic par ty's local tolicals are arraigned for conspir ing with the haw-breakriug element for the violation and noin-observance of the pro hibttion law. TIhe course of low's sann tors and representatives in the national congress, and It particular eulogy is ex tended to Senator Allison for his liberal and patriotic course as chairman of the senate committee on appropriations. 'rhe world's Columbian exposition at Chicago is commionded. and the iown legislature urged to luanike a liberal appropriation for an ex hibit of the resources and products of the llawkeye statet. A. J. hitrachel, of Davenport, also a mem boer of the committee, protested pgalnst the plank indorsing prohibition, and offered a substitute therefor, favoring such a system of local option, under lilgh license, as will aford protection and prohibition to those communities which desire the same, and also wholesome regulation of those which. under the prohibitory system, are and of necessity ever will be cursed by free liquor. Hirschel made a vigorous speech in favor of his substitute. If the democrats ad vanced a resolution of this kind it was only to be smothered on the first occasion, whereas a resolution of this kind coming .romn the republican party is an effort to in troduce true temperance in every part of the state. ThIe adoption of the resolution will fasten the state irrevocably to the re publican party, the party of patriotism and progress. Henry H. Wilcox. of Polk county, argued against the substitute and Senator Law rence, of Sioux City, favored it. The lat ter said so far as preventing intemperance goes, prohibition is to-day not only a farce but is breeding more intemaperance than any other law that can be devised. The general sntlinenti however, was against the substitute and on the roll call it was de fated, LI5t to 107, and tremendous ap plause ereeted the announcement of the prohibition victory. On motion of one del egate that the platform as reported by the committee be adopted by a rising vote with cheers, there was no opposing votes and the platform was adopted unani mounsly. Tihe platform favors holding the nest republican presidential convention west of the Missouri river, in recognition of the fact that one-third of the population of the country lies in that section, and names Omaha as the point. BROKE AND DESPONDENT. Wherefore Hie Cat His Throat, but May Survive. GaOAT FALT., July 1.-[Special.]--John Moore. who had been employed on the Great Northern extension, was brought to this city from Piegan this morning, his throat cut from ear to ear. Though the trachea was cut wide open, yet the jugular vein had not been touched, and he was yet living. Dr. Ladd dressed the wound and the patient was sent to the Sisters' hospital in Benton in a precarious condition. The man had been working on the road for some time, and quitting, came to Piegan with some money and remained there gam bling and drinking until all was spent. He then attempted suicide in his despondency. Dedicated a Church. L.vINamOToN, July 1.--[Special.]-The Episcopal church in this city was dedicated to-day by Bishop Brewer, of Helena, assist ed by nearly all the clergymen of that de nomination in the state. Rev. F. B. Lewis, of Bozeman, preached after dedication ser vices in the morning, and after the sermon a class of four were confirmed by the bishop. Dr. Langford, of New York, super intendent of missions, preached an eloquent sermon in the evening, and the lord bishop of Niagara, Canada, who has just returned from a tour of the park, also made a short address. The services both morning and evening were interesting and largely at tended. The Dividend was Paid. NEw Your, July 1.-Judge Barqard, si) ting in the supreme court, has granted a. injunction restraining the payment of a dividend on the stock of the Hugar Refin eries company. The plaintiff in the case is said to be James A. Taylor. It seems that the injunction is similar to the action of a man who locked his stable door after his horse was stolen. It is said that checks for the dividend were all made out and mailed to the stockholders late last night. This done, the trustees silently stole away, and no officers of the company were at their desks to-day. Inquirers wefe told they had all gone fish ing. The officers were unable to find any one on whom to serve the injunction papers. This is the first dividend by the company since reorganization. When the announcement of the granting of the divi dend was made in Wall street this morning, it created quite a little furore in the mar ket. Sugar stock, whichl sold as high as 95, dropped to 81 and then sold up again to 82. Ranchers Suffer From a Fire. CLARK's FORK, Idaho, July 1.--Special.] J. L. Brewen and F. it. Pryor,two young men who came here last spring from Cowgill, Mo., and are cultivating a crop on Calvin Owen's ranch, three miles west of Clark's Fork, had their house burned to-day about four o'clock. They had just laid in aboun tiful stock of provisions, which were also burned with their clothing and entire ef fects. Mr. Owen had just completed a large and commodious hay and cattle shed close to the house at an expense of several hundred dollars to store the crop of hay which will be ready to harvest soon. This, too, was destroyed. Loss, $50~0. Blaine's Health. ARn HAnolot, Me., July 1.--Marquis Im periali, Italian charge d'affaires at Wash ington, arrived here this morning and en gaged rooms at Hotel l'orcupino for eight weeks and will spend summer here. llumne went driving twice to-day. Ho rode about town this morning. This afternoon he took a long drive on the Corniche road. Mrs. llaine accompanied him. At one time during the ride he alighted from his carriane and walked n short distance. His phvsician says the secretary's health is constantly improving since coining here. Although he has occasional days of de pression he has had no relapse. His men tal strength in unimpaired. Marquis Im periali has not yet called on Blaine, as he comes simlply for a vacation. Cahemnsley's OIeulsanis Refused. B.Aurltoour, Md., July 1.-When Cardinal Gibbons was shown an Associated press dispatch from itRome, stating that the pope had written him that he will never concede the demands made by Herr Cahonsley on behalf of the At. Raphael societies for pro tection of Catholic emigrants, in so far as the appointment of national dishops is con cerned, and that the pope has also refused the petition of the Poles in the United States for the appointment of a Polish bishop, Cardinal Gibbons remarked that he was very glad to receive the information. ltis eminence added: "I was not unprepared for a comnmunication of this kind from the holy father." Qulutness in the Camp. FakNKIAN, Wash., July 1.-Yesterday there was quietness in the camp of the strikers. The funerals of the men killed in Sunday's riot occupied nearly the entire day. Every white miner in the camp marched in the proeesion from here to BIlack Diamond. Advices from Newcastle, Black Diamond and Gilman. lead the authorities to fear sore trouble before long. A special train is being kept in readiness at Franklin to move troops to Newcastle, thirty mileg away, on a moment's notice. The Fire Spreadlu. SAN tHAPanAL, Cal., July 1.-The fire which started on Mount Tamalpaes Monday has greatly increased and If not soon checked will spread to iose valley. Calls for volunteers to help fight the flames are answered from San Francisco and here. Three men engaged in fighting the lamaes are missing and no traem of them 0ca be Zocad.