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VOL, XXX.-NO l. 1' HELENA. MONTANA. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS
ORAMATIC COURT SCENE, Several Ladies Applaud an Attorney I and Are Bounced by the Judge. An Old Federal Jurist, of Chi- t cago, in a Very Testy Humor. The Evicted Ladles Hold an Informal Meeting and Admit Ignorance of Court Room Etiquette. Cmniooo, July 2.-A climax in the suit of i P'hobe Couzine was reached this after noon. The case had been on hearing all day and Col. Roo, Miss Couzina' attorney. was just closing his argument with an elo quent appeal on behalf of his client, wind ing up by exclaiming, "leot justice he done though the heavens fall." This was too much for her half dozen lady friends in court, who began to applaud the attorney. Their handelapping made a great noise in the almost empty court room. Judge Blodgett instantly interrupted them, ex claiming, "Stop it, stop it; this is no town meeting. Mr. Marshal, clear the court room," growing veory red in the face. Mean time, Deputy Marshal George Jones left his seat and advanced toward the ladies, and although they were now quiet, he motioned them toward the door, exclaiming with more force than eloquence, "Get out, got out." Er-Judge Waite, whose daughter, Dr. Lucy White, was one of the ladies pres ent, was on his feet in an instant. "Your honor," said he, "it is easily seen the applause was only the impulse of the moment." "Don't matter," exclaimed Blodgett, now thoroughly angered, "let those people leave the room." The ladies left lobking abashed and at once held a meeting in the corridor, saying they were not used to court room etiquette. None, however, retu~rned to face the angry presiding judge. Previous to this dramatle episode the arguments were made. Edwin Walker, for the board of control, argued that Miss Couzins never held an office, but was subject to the same rules governing other employes. Col. Roe and ex-Judge Waite argued in favor of Miss Couzine, citing strong authorities in support of her case, notably the decision of a Philadelphia court in a suit of similar character, begun during the centennial exposition, and de cided in favor of the depvoed official. The case was held under advisement by Judge ]Blodgett. WARHORSE IN WASHINGTON. Col. Sanders Calls on the President Bright and Early. WASarmNTON, July 2.--ISpecial.1-Col. W. F. Sanders, of Montana, is in Washington on his way to New York. Dr. Sanders was one of the earliest callers at the White house to-day. lie had a long chat with ]'resident Harrison but the topic under discuaion is not known. The colonel par ried all attempts to interview him upon this point. 'I here i., every reasorn to believe that the Montana man reported to tie pres ident his kn'owledge of tlhe political situa tron in Montana so far as it pertained to the president'a chalnoes for scuring the delegation to the next convention. Col. fandors pretends to believe the republican state ticket and legislature will be elected in Montnna next fall. Accused of Aiding Rebels. WAsOSINOTON, July 2.--Valparniso, Chili papers received by last mail, tell of a sori sue complication in whiclr two clerks of the British consulate became involved. Ac cording to the etaterments put out irom B]ritish sources, thie governor of the prS vince called at the consulate and triclur sled I hat two clerks nccormpan) y hinr to tho chief magistrateo lnd give testimony in 8sonoe matter that had nothing to do with the cuonlslate. Conisent boeing iven, the clerks were at once driven to jail wheore they were accused of complicity in the escape of the insurgent torpedo boat Guale, and of conveying funds to that vessel in an envelope bearing the consular seal. O()n of the clerks was subsi(lquerntly released, but his companion, at last advIces, was still in confinement, notwithstanuding the protest of the Blritish consul and British minister. Appointed by the P'rethlolet. VWASIINrl'oN, July 2.--''ho president to day made the following appointments: William E. Simonds, of Cannecticut, com missioner of patents, vice (Charlea E. Mitchell, rei.igngd; Ilyron M. (!utcheon, of Michigan. membor of the board of ord nance and fortificatlons; A. Louden Snlowv den, of Penn;ylvauin. miinisteir to GIre:e, Itoumania and Servia; lloinildo 'acheco, of California, mir.uit.ar to (uatei:la and Honduras,; Richlard Lamnlert, of (aliffrnia. consul at. Mazatliln: Andrew J. i.01r1.,e!t, of Utah, judge of the probate court of L'tah. The preidoent alto appointedl the follow ing poetmnaters at thn ofli'ues recently raised to the presidential class: C. F. Lit tie, GlCndive, Mont.; Mrs. Alice bhannon, aed Lodge. Mont. To Extend the IBonds. WAsnrNoTro, July '2.--TLe treasury doe partment this afternoon isutod a circular extending 41, par cent. bonds at two per cent. It, inlys: "In lursuance of the reseC v:ation in the ci einlr of June 2, whIer teby 4't per c.llt bonds \e cIIalled fur rodtlelp tiou onl and alter epot. 2, 1Mll, notice is give tllhat any of acid u1nws lmay tIe pr.-- bented at thin olic on or before Sept. S, lnet for lt ctinuancI (ilrinlg t!,o pl(11su:e of the govelnlletli lIat the ratO of' two I t r centuti per anu 1 o lllllllli n of their paymnIlnt on the tl t speilhd." Exphcp t diteetiors to thondllllteld, . It, t the lorm of reqluent to use, etc., are anlpended. Ne1dal alnd Idaho. WASlIINtnoroN, July 1.-T'hl censt bureau to-day icwued r. bulletin 1on the ropulation Nevada Ils ibhown to 1. 45,71. 1, a dlet ril'ote of 1, 1, o" "5., per eItt ,.hiCc 1[ 1t. 'Hhe' IpopI ation of Idahol it 1sh1own to be .lit,.C. whiich is t nll r..ae dutlllllillnt tile decade of 51,775,. or 1r .77 per cenl. Thie Park to Ie Nurveyedl. WAniaILN, July i '2.--The ac cretary of the inte or hns given in tructio.LI that th he rxterior bouudi:rile of the YellhwtoIno Na tional park in \yyomint', including the ad IIlnlng tillbl r reiervtIltoll rrc1.lltly cIoaled, o ams soou ni I ractiilllbllJ surveyed and marked. Fire in the I 'elllery. Anau.rNIi. l'a., July 2.--Firo is again rag ing ran the Ieading loIpllany colliery hero, It was lirst dlaeOVNr.0'd It nion anlld the mIe lind mIulles hIluled ilt to h lm autl .Icl. LIVe Lbudrcd men are alIfoted. CHINESE INSURIIRECTION. The Itecent Uprislngr Against Foreigners Cover a Revolution. SAN FRAnorsoo, July 2-The steamer Chi na arrived this evening from Hong Kong and Yokohama. The China Mail, of Juno 8, says uneasy feeling still prevails in the north. The threatened riot at Nanking ac tually took place. The Methodist girls' school was attacked, pillaged and burned, May 2i5, by a Chinese rabble. Several other miss ion buildings were attnokedvand would have been demolished but for the interfer ence of soldiers sent by the viceroy after urgent appeals by missionaries. On the Sunday previous the missionaries were semi-officially notified that their premises would be burned, and accordingly all took steamer for Shanghai the day before the trouble. Further riot is anticipated at Kinkiang. It is stated that at Nanking the officials are honestly anxious to protect foreigners, but have confessed their ina bility to do so. Under-officials are suspected of disloyalty and some of the soldiers are inclined to support the rioters. The outbreak is said to be the work of secret societies, the prime object not being to injure foreigners, but to entangle the Chinese government in for eign complications in hope that thereby a successful insurrection may be started. The China News of June 11 says twenty rioters were cavtured at Wohu snd the viceroy has given permission to have the leaders put to death. Infor mation of outbreaks at various other points continue to come in. At Tan yang, June 1, a mob pillaged the mission buildings, overpowered the mandarin and soldiers. The Christian cemetery was dug up, heads piled in a heap and the mandarin dragged to the spot by his queue. The governor of Annan reports the beheading of twenty-five ringleaders in the trouble at Nichu. At Pekin placards have been posted by secret societies threatening to massacre foreigners. Consul Leonard, at Shanghai, telegraphed Admiral Belknap, June 9i, about the various outrages, adding that he thinks it is a Chi nese insurrection. The riot at Kinkiana, June 5, was stopped by American, English and French gunboats. Trouble is threat ened at other points. Serious apprehen sions are felt and foreign ministers at Pe kin have informed the Chinese government that if foreigners are not protected they will take vigorous action. In the English Parliament. LoN.oN, July 2.-In the commons to-day Smith, government leader, said it was the intention to close the session about the end of the month. Ferguson, secretery of the foreign office, replying to Labonuchere, said the government had no information as to the stipulations of the triple alliance, but had no doubt Premier Itudini had correctly described it in the Italian parliament on the exchange of views between England and Italy. As to any measures that would be taken to maintain, in case of need, the status quo in the Mediteranean, that would be matter for consideration according to the circumstances of the time. Defies the Emperor. BERLIN, July 2.-Bismarok writes to the Hamburger Nachrichten that the Reich sanzeiger, in recently denying that the im perial government asked the federal an thorities to use their authority to influence newspapers against him, is evidently badly informed and una: .rn of the government's I correspondence with the authorities of the federal states on the subject. The prince is urderstood to refer especially to Baivaria. The letter is tantam ount to a de fiance of the government. BASE BALL NEWS. The ]Home Club Mentioned First in the Record Here Printed. LEAGUE CLUBS. Chicago 20, Cleveland 5. Cincinnati 0, Pittsburg 1. lBrooklyn 2, Boston 3. ASSOCIATtION CLU8S. Boston 12, Washington 4. St. Louis 15, Louisville 7. Columbus 4. Cincinnati 1. Brighton Beach Races. InlonrTow BeAcr, July 2.--Weather fine and track fair. Five furlongs-Vintage Time won, Leo second, Eolo third. Time, 1:011. One-half mile - Kindora won, Knapp secound, Flattery third. 'ime, :50. ,even furlongs-La Tosca won. Nelly second. Vagabond third. Time, 1:2L'). Mlile--lallroad won. Ilaly second, Tea Trey third. 'lime, 1:42/.(. Mile and one-sixteenth--Longford won, Vgiio second, Long Island third. Time, 1.,14. Mile and one-qnuarter-Glendale won, Outhond second, Eleven third. 'Time, 2:14. 'l'hr,". quarters of a mile--Kenwood first, Kittie Van second, Dr. Hasbrouok third. Tinme, 1:10. Chicago Meelting. CHICAno, July 2.--Weather clear, track fast. One mile-Pennyroyal won. Meleno second, Hazel Hurdt third. Time, 1:46. Mile and one furlong-Ormonde won, Weldon second, Ilanilct thiid. Time, 1:56. One mile, heats. First heat-Sonora won. Aunor second, Malone thirJ. Time, 1:44. Seeonld heat--Woodinena won, Seneora sec' ond. Time, 1:151. 'hird hait-Woodbeua won, Sonora second. Tinw, 1:31. Six furlongs-Salonica won. German seec ond, Dan Klurtz third. 'I ime, l:'. Mile and one furlong--Bob L. won, For s)the :,e'c:'nd, Arendel third. 'Tinei, 1:56,j'. Mile--Marion won, Sanutiago second, Ban Chief third. 'ime, 1:41:'4. Races at Kansas City. KA.sAS CiTY, July 2.--Trak fast. Six furlongs-- ne )D. won, Emnma Hnrnett seceond, Lall third. Time, 1:251,j. 'oulr and a half furlongs-School (Gil won, Lucv Day second, Lady Luoiner third. T" u e,",l:0,.t. 'i'ftern-;" ixteenths of a mile. - Annie May waon, Elste Il. second, Criepino third. 'T'n IIe, 1:11°1. Hil furlongs--King George won. Eureka secondl. A!letite third. Tirme, 1:2t;'j. Milo and on:e-sixteenth-', .nleig won, Ian Aidonia second, Totpgallani third. 'lnme, 1:'ll. Thintk It Is Yellow Jack. NIew Oi(1.rAN, July 2.-A dispatch from hiay St. Iouis says the latest trom United Sttles quoarantine station on Chandelieur lla:ndi i of YLonldy date. IDr. troenvolt was alive yet, but no hi:': of his recovnry iC t'ntel talll'd. l)r. Carter, surgeon in charge, had Ieen ital'n ill iand at once i tIle' nlphed to \, ihllihgtlon for a siurgeon. It, I:i explecttd the su.`)pon general will uin' aI. det aitl of a intedia'l man. Th'l itwnti is in elaar;ge of allairs, with 1)rs. ('arhtr andil lrooenvolt laid ul. While it is not sl tte'l that lDr. ('arter has yellow Itver. It is undtrstood he had never had that d i soIse. 1Farnmrrs not Nwindld. ;Ti. 'PA., July 2.-After several weOek of thlorough investigtation of the sensalltional charges thalnt maniy thousand bushiels of whoat have been stolen flain farmllrs iy elevators, ,eeteuoally at Duluth, tile gisla tiev' comlimilte adjourined to-day. The re. Halt of tihe inv'estigation thus far hse Loen wlholv in favor of t elvt the al leged steal was not only disproved, but it lias leenI enstabishetd that tie rtepuort on which the original charges wete based was l.locurate. HE GOT FIFTEEN YEARS, And Must Pay a Fine. Equal to the Amount That He Em bezzled. John Bardsley, the Unfaithful Stewart, Must Suffer for His Shortcomings. Deserted by His Former Friends, Sharply RIeprlmanded by the Judge-Fif teen Years of Solitude. I'PnrLADErPrrA, July 2.-Ex-City Treas urer John liardsley was sentenced this morning by Judge Willson to fifteen years solitary confinement in the penitentiary and to pay a fine equal to the sum to which he pleaded guilty. The fact that Bardsley was to be sentenced to-day was not gener erally known, and there were not more than fifty people in the court room. The district attorney spoke briefly. In the course of his remarks he denied Jiardsley's contention, made in his statement to the court a week ago, that the ex-treasurer had not misappropriated a dollar. Graham showed that by Bardeley's sworn statement he must have at least appropriated $220, 000, as that amount was required to be made good by his sureties. Although he was not able as yet to specifically state where the money had gone to, Graham sard Bardsley's embezzlement would amount to between $400,000 and $000,000. Alexander, counsel for Bardsley, re viewed the statements made by his client and appealed to the court for mercy on the ground of Bardsley's plea of guilty and his b past services to the city. Alexander said r Bardsley did not get a dollar of the money he put into thi Keystone bank and that within six mouths it would be shown who did. Alexander vehemently declared that his client has not stolen a dollar, but that s he had only plead guilty to the statutory I offences of loaning, speculating with, and a receiving interest on, public funds. Never, I with his consent, said Alexander, should Bardsley appear before the investigation committee of the councils to testify, but if at any time the district attorney desired I any information or assistance his client I was willing to aid him. While his counsel had been speaking Bardsley sat with bowed head, nervously tracing imaginary lines with the back of a pen upon a table before him. With the exception of his brother in-law not one of the hundreds of friends e that Bardsley had one year ago were pres ent when he arose to receive the sentence of the court. Judge Willson's severe words caused - Bardsley the most palpable distress. As a the judge said he could find no palliation y for liardsley's malfeasance, and that his a offence was the onue c:oen to eenlsursa romu e his abuse of his official position, the o prisoner almost collapsed and seemed about o to sink to the floor from his chair. Never ,- theless, befoie Judge Willson had con cluded and ordered him to arise and receive sentence lardsley had completely regained his composure and received the wordy that sent him to prison for lifteen years with utter absence of emotion. e Judge Wilson was seen after passing sen tence on liardsley relative to the amount of the fine. Hie said it would be about $273, 570. Jack the Ripper on Trlal. NEw YoRi, July 2.--ln the trial of Ameer Ben All, alias "Frenchy," supposed to be Jack the Ripper, to-day, the accused was put on the stand. He gave testimony through an interpreter. When asked if guilty, he replied with tears, "by the gar ment of Allah. I am innocent." After re peated protestations of innooencer , he pleaded, "spare soy life, geutluemen." Be ing shown the bloody knife found on him when arrested, he airain became excited and exclamed that he never saw it before. T''he case goes to the jury to-morrow. Not in Ile IJuside P'ocket. SPOKANE, July 2.-[Special.]-O. D. Gar rison, a prominent C(wur d'Aiene mining man, had his pockets picked of $3,800 in cash, at the race track this afternoon. T'Ihe money was in greebacks and was in a leather pocket book in Mr. Garrison's in coat pocket. They Slew an Indlian. Sr. PAUL, July 2.-The Pioneer Press Stargis, S. D., special says the Few Tails murder trial went to the jury this after noon. After being out two hours the jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and the white men charged with murdering theIn dian Few Tails, are tree. GREAT FALLS N\EWS. A IBoat IRace on Itho Bay--lceath of Mnoore. GREAr FAL,,S, July 2.--[Special.l-Alnmost a thousand persons gathered on the shores of lirondwater bay to witness a rowing match between J. DI. Taylor, troprietor of thu Great FaIls boat house, and Joie lacon, of California. The race course was from the boat houseo to the moutll of Sun river and back. The water was smooth and both men showed considerable skill and bent well to the oars. After a spirited race Captain Taylor came in several lnugths atead and received tihe plaudits of the crowd anId the admiration of Uroat Falls. John Moore, who att:,pl)ted suiOlde at Poigan by cutting his throat, and was taken to Benton hospital, died last night froni the eft'ot of hie wounds. More than 300,000) pounds of wool have been marketed in thisl city to date. lGreat Falls has com leted arrangemrrenlts andl prepared anll exloollent progratume for the lourili. Jnughtrcs of Rebehrcsa. At tihe recular nmeeting of Niaomi l iidgi )Daughtleres f hebecoa, the following otihic, am were installed by M'ary L,. Wait. 1). I). 0. 1.: lMrs. Katti lioge-r, N. C.; Mris. It. W'. Neill, V. C.: lt):. Kathi'rine old n, treas ul;i; Miss loulu IlHut, secretary. An csli' guit bitaiii' t I-as guivn i I lie joinuomiiilg otlicern. 'IThere wire iatio sO'lecioil iiy Mrs. Neill aiii MIr. T''aylor and ricilt-ins hiy MIsus lUiini 3rlioslhil, the W. C. T. II. lec tlurer. ''The IdIei in ii a llieuriahiig condi tion, lUnuncially and othiriiise. ltu lll Is~m r Cler lu isi So nilghtl. Newton lieetr anil hiS excellent coinleCn', of notors opencl i,-nihlt for a two, night's oelgagesue!int, with a Inltinuie Slth,.day, Jully 4. Mr. tGeors will pridace that great melo tlratlln Lost inl Itlondon.l lriday anldt :atutr day ive.nllisn, tiVilig iniih Ardeil at Clhi s.inill'ei. lMr. tetirs, whlili aI strang'tr Iln lieloin, hias a relultaitiiin secoiid to 1no1e throunhout the entlru e east and wes.. T'IIE TRADEI REVIEW. Signs of Improvement in Business Grow More Freqauent. New Yonx, July 2.-The last circular sent out by the Dun commercial agency says: Signs of improvement in buniness grow more frequent and distinct, though thorn is nothing like at radical change as yet. The hesitation which has prevailed duningg the year gives way but slowly to increased con fidence, the more, sowly because of it few fitlares in woolens at Ilhliladelphia, and in leather and Shoes in the east. Yet the soundness of the conlllleircial situation is generally recognized, and the hesitation which remains is rightly attributed mainly to uncertainties regarding the demand for gold from Europe and the financial situa tion there. The one point of danger is still the exceedingly strained condition of credits abroad on account of past disastrous speculations. The reports from other cities are on the whole miore encouraging than a week ago. Failures gave sorprise at Boston and delay confidence, and the demand for leather is dull but the trade hopeful. Shoe concerns are fairly busy, expecting large orders in July. Hides are dull and weak. Wool is quiet, sales reaching only 1,:47,000 pound a with prices hardly maintained. At J'hila delphia the movemeant of leather is fair for the season, and a satisfactory fall trade is anticipated. Wool sales are very light, and in btyes's favor. At Chicago trade in dry goods, clothing and shoes is larger than ia year ago, and paymentt very good, receipts of wdol being double last yoear's, of wheat more than double, with alight inrirease in flour, cheese, butter and hides, but decrease of fully half in dressed beet and cured meats, and a third in lard. Money is act ive and transactions larger than ever before for the season. Reports front other cities in the northwest are uniformly ftavor. able as to the crops, and generally show some improvement in trade. Wheat do clines one and seven-eighths cents with sales of 24,000,000 bushels, the fall being re sisted by reports of damage by storms, and also by the large export demand. Corn has declined five andl one-quarter cents, and oats tour and one-quarter cents, pork t50 cents per barrel, and lard had hogs a frac tion qach. Raw sugar is an eighth lower, and i wool more concessions are noted at the wst, and while Iron products are a shad stronger, the general level of prices has dbolined more than three per cent, dur ing t.e past week. The state of foreign trade is a little more favorable than it was a year ago, merchan dise exports at New York for three weeks being 4.3 per cent, larger, while in imports here there is a considerable decrease. Nev ertheless, the excess of imports over ex ports in June, 1890, was very heavy. The official resort for May shows an excess of $13, 980,825 this year against a million less last year, and not exports of gold am)unt ing to $30,308,112. But the treasury has put out during the past week $5,180,796 more than it has taken in, besides issuing $700,000 more treasury notes. Money con tinues to return in large volume from the interior, and the market here is well sup plied. The business failures occurring through out the country during the last seven days, as reported to it. G. Dunn & Co., the mer cantile agency. by telegraph, number, for the United States, 203, and for Canada. tnirty-one, or a total of 234, as compared with a total of 253 last week, and 2.14 the week previous to the last. For the corres ponding week of last year the figures were 202, representing 178 failures in the United States pad twenty-four in the Dominion of ra-i ti> . FOSTER'S DUPLICITY. Flatly Contradicted by Powderly-The Plate Printers. PIILADE~LPrIA, July 2.-General Master Workman Powderly, of the Knights of Labor, to-night made public a lengthy statement regarding the controversy over the employment of plate printers. He be gins with the assertion that the statements credited to Secretary Foster areentirely and unqualifiedly false. The secretary has stated that the matter was not a eubject of discussion at Mansfield between Senator Sherman, Major McKinley and himself. Powderly asserts that the matter was dis cussed at Mansfield, settlement advised. and Powderly holds the proof over McKin ley's signature. On June 30 Secretary Fos ter concluded an agreement with Messrs. Devlin and Cavanagh to restore the discharged men and even went so far as to write a letter to one of them, embodying the agreement. That loiter Powderly says he holds. According to Develin's memoranda the terms were "that the seven men dropped from the rolls in the plate printing department shall be restored to their former places or places of equal importance and pay, and shall be treated with the same fairness and consid eration as other plate printers by the chief and assistants in the bureau; that four of themn shall be restored within ten days and the balance within two weeks fromn date." Just Ias the Knights were congratulating themselves upon the happy termination of the trouble, a committee of plate printers was called in by Meredith. The card which proceeded them said, "A delegation from the Gompers Federation of Labor desires to be heard before an agreement is arrived at with the Knights of Labor." "These men," says Powderly, "had been drilled by Meredith as to speech and con duct while deliberating with the secretary; but Metedith forgot to tell them tile name of the organization they were supposed to repirsent and they gave the lrniue of an association that dorm nllt oxist." After a short interview with this committee the secretary turned to Dovlin and said, "If there is to be a fight with this iorgauizatiott or yours, I don't know but I had bett-r finht yours." Dev lin retorted that the knights could do some fighting themselves anti called Secretary luster's attention to the fact that he had concluded ltn itgree . enllt, but Foster said he would have to solid for C(olpers before he could arrive at furllher uitnuerstandtlg of thei ciiar. Powderly says in conclusion: 'lThe advisers of Foster have intlienced hint to so act its to give the controverty such colorinlg is to nto thrie imprllession that it is a struiggle between labor organi zitioons. Sueb is not the case. Foster hab undolubtedly a right Ito consult with (io-ll pers if hi,) pleases, but thie fart still remains that inone of the lten involved belong to any organization but the Knights of La bor." Should Tl ake Their Turn. 1VASHINO'foN, July 2.--Prosident Gomperse and Secretary Evans, of the Fl'ederation of ILabor, arrived fuirol New York thin after nioon, andt cailled on Secretary Foster in re Iatiton to the trtilbles in the burtealu if on graving saId prlintitntg. 'I hey formally pro tested Ia:liltst the injustit'i of showinlg any favoritisti to a purtictular clari of plate printer i. Mr. St ollprs i tll ntot expatroess ally objectiot to tihe nction of the seoreltiry, igilltluritn the I past reticor dof the seven itisctiargerId oIiglts of Labor, but insisted that it would be tin fairu to give thosie tenu litiortence iiver other piersonll iculvillnvtg pl;iue anH "Cra'iiiiie'" printlt'e and ticIllpauts for pressesl lit' be I oved that the rules gtoverning tii entploiy lint of plate printers slhould be strictly observed. Ihr. MlleItlre I'sri l Ill t('rn.t. Lawyers (eorgo F. Shelton anid llinry (I. Mclntire had a passageo.uat-oas in front of tiu litetiillhoe building yestonday forenoon. Mr. Mclutire had some palpers iti a law suit in one of his coat pickeits which Mr. Shelton wanteOd. lii Istadi a grab for themi laid diown ciatle Mr. Mclutire's oane on Shlltolon' head with ia whtno. 'That was aill. lhalf an lour later .heltolt apologized whloh was gracefully aoepted. STATE SUNDAY SCHUOLS. The Second Annual Convention Ad journs After a Successful p Session at Bozeman. Great Interest Shown by the Dol- o egates Despite the Small Attendance. t Officers Elected and the Next Meeting to ie Held at Hlutte-Notes of the Session. The second state Bunday school conven tion of Montana has just adjourned after a I very successful three days' meeting at hoze man. It has not been heralded as a great I event. Scant mention has been made of it, and it has apparently excited but little general interest. And yet it is questionable whether there has been or will be any gath ering this year within Montana, in which so many people will have a direct interest, and which will exercine so great an influence on the vital interests of the young common wealth. According to statistics, confessedly as imperfect as Porter's cnsuas, Montana has 153 Sunday schools, with an enrollment of 0,53r4 scholars and 1,161 officers and teach ers, showing a grand total of 10,695 men, women and children within the limits of the state actively engaged as teachers or learners in the Sunday school work. Yet this work is only in its infancy. The or ganization, both state and county, is still very incomplete. Only five counties, so far as known, held county conventions, and many counties have no organization what ever. The outlook, however, is a very cheering one. The progress of the past year has been very great, and the promise for the future is still brighter. The convention opened in the afternoon of June 23 in the Presbyterian church at iBozeman. Fifty delegates were present, of which twenty were from Gallatin county, thirty were from Lewis and Clarke, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Jefferson, Park and other counties. All comers were hospitably entertained by the Bozemanites, and the only complaint was that no more had come. Owing to the refusal of the railroads to grant a reduced rate, many lay delegates - were kept away by the expense of the trip, but a goodly numbes of pastors, superin dents and teachers (more than half these women) gathered in spite of all difficulties r and made up in enthusiasm what they lacked in numbers, They had no great I Sunday school worker from abroad, but this was regarded as really an advantage as the delegates were thrown on their own resources, and all felt that they must do f the best they could. They did it, and the resalt was a great success. The convention was fortunate in having an ideal presiding officer in the Rev. A. C. Coney, of Deer Lodge. the president of the association. SIHe was indefatigable in stirring up an in terest in the convention, and his ability, r tact and unfailing courtesy won the hearts of the entire convention and audience. V The pastors were naturally the leading r speakers, but the lay teachers, whether - men or women, were not backward when ' called upon and contributed many telling experiences and practical hints. d xreallst laddreanea were ,ads hev Rlva. Excellent addresses were made by Revs. Bell, Brush, 'labor, Moore, Balrnaby and others; but the most valuable part of the proceedings were the discussions which were freely taken part in by all. The true way of studying the Bible and of impatt ing Bible knowledge to the young were the themes which came up again and again un der ditforent forms. The discussions were carried on in a free and liberal spirit and showed plainly that the hearts of all the delegates were in their chosen work. It is questionable whether there has ever been held an ecclesiastical gathering of any kind in Montana. where the members, both lay and clerical, showed an interest, at once so intelligent and enthusiastic in all the ques tions discussed. One would hardly believe it possible that Montana could have held so good a Sunday sohool convention, when the many difliculties under which the state labors is remembered. The sparse and ecatt,.red population, expense of traveling and general apathy were against the success of such a gathering: but on the other hand these very dilliculties inspired the workers with more earnestness and to greater ef forts. They did not become teachers and scholars in the Sunday schools simply as a matter of course. They went into the work because they loved it. They felt that a work was done by those schoolsa which could not be done by any other agency, that this work must be done for the children, and that they are the ones to do it. Tlierefore, a spirit of practical earnest ness and enthusiasm characterized the con vention throughout its proceedings. The next convention is to be hold at ltutto, and it is to be hoped a much larger nunlber of delegates will attend. The Sun day school wortk is peculiarly the work of the lay members of the churca. The work week after week without any atparent re suit is apt to Lbecome s little dull and dis oouraging at times to most of them. They need just thie help which comles to them flronll ttending those conventionis, the strenguth which conies from numbers, the practical hints which comes fitin the ox perinients of others, the glow of enthusiasm which they cannotl helpr but carry away fromlll each a convention as tlhe one just closed. The ollicers elected were: lion. J. E. Ricksrds, president; E. Sharpe, recording secretary: 11. C. Arnold, statician; A. 11. Btarrett, treasurer. Executive coummittee Pe'rter ioch, chaircmanr, lev. W. ('. ti(oulder, E. t11. Fisher, II. C. ('Cookrill. J. F. Stuck, I.11 . i. Jones, 1. M. 'attersonl. "Tl'he Woe.n Web." The Hlolena Catholic Dramatic club will present "'The \V'veu Web" at St. Aloysius' hall on July 8. All the pirts haive been earifully reherarsed and the public nayv rest assuroed of eeinug one of the linest pIlays ever plrrcrtll l Irl any anIatour compritany iii i the city. '10 ae toli ,cn ot the piece oc cur duriicI the "late unpleisautines." 'l'hie phty is, however, in no sense ai war drAitut. It is ai powerful, thrilling, domestic drrtnrit, rand inl the hllalrds of this coumprlny will no doubt meet with success. In the cast are T'. . J. llaghe'tr, ,Jihn Wall, llermran Illaceke, Vi lliuli ILo ftus, M. Al. 1)onahcr , Hubert Bruce, Mis.: lary hiradle, Miss hIellro leirn, lMiss Anta Dunn. KnIEIhts of Pythnia InstaIlalllon. 'iThe lodl'ge rorui of Myrtle lodge No. 3, IK. of 1'., wase thle aenrie of an inter'esting evernt last night. Ihuther lien E. Harris, I). I). (1. ('., installed the newly elected of ticers. A larei attendance of knights wire present to witllsS tlhe oerulctniere.. Aftit, the Inistllatlon a bailllqlpt wit.s hbld. Seoch.el's were imalde by K. W. Klnight, Sr., 1. B. Wallace, John W. Thompson, t). W. Ihcrksuon and otlhes. The thu iCers Irnstalled are Jacob 11. llochlilr. 1' '.; :. W. Jackson, C. ('.; E,.. c. French, V. C.; Jacob Lobh, K. I. S.; S. tlher, Ml. of E.; W. W. Shipuman, M. of F.; c'harles Betgumiu, M. at A.; W. M. Muorri, 1'. OLD DRY LAKE. Attempt to Discover Its Present Source of iupply. SAN FRsANrrSoo, July 2.-The Southern Pacifio company sent out to-day from Yuma an engineering party to investigate the ap pearanoe, of a largo body of water in the "dry lake," southwest of Salton. Latest information from Yuma is that the waters have notonly flooded the old channel into what in called the "sink," but have broken out a little north of the point where they usually overflow, that is, nearer to Yuma. Every year tb.ge is a flow of water in till, ink, wlfth travels along the old channel and then gradually evap orates and subsides as the year pro gresses and the waters of the Colorado river fall. The old Han Diego and Yuma stage line has a bridge over the old channtel and ten Illnlttlhs in the your no one would know such a bridge had ever been built. There is also at ferry there which has been used during tile annual flood. North of the sink and Houtlhwest of .alton there is on 5some maps of the state a lotng, bean-shaped tract, marked "old dry lake." Between it and the sink there is, however, a high ridge of clay in "old dry lake." There is nI Iow water coveling an area thirty miles long and twelve wide. It Is only twenty [ one inches deep, hiowever, and when the ground is dry it is 13l/ feet below tile luvel of tihe tracks. The theory of the Southern lPaciflo engineers is that water from the sink has pelrcolated the ground under the clay ridge arid so has filled the old dry lake. 'i'ler is no fear whatever, ollicials Hay, of the water ever reaching the tracks, because ev'aporation is very great, especially under the intense heat now pre vailing in the desert. The stream running into the old dry lake pours in at the rate of about four and a half miles per hour and it is to determine tle source of this stream that the engineering party has gone out. East of the sink the tracks have the addi tional natural protection of one of the high est sand mounds in the United States, ex trnding almost parallel to the tracks for many miles. TOOK TO THlE HILILS. Redsklans Prepare for an Inondation Prom the New Lake. Los ANgoEEr, Cal., July 2.-A special die. patch says: Water around Salton is now within 2,000 feet of the main track. If it continues to come in as it has been doing it will wash the Southern Pacific track in three days. The deepest water is found to be three feet and the shallowest current fourteen inches. Superintendent Darrow, r of the salt works, is alarmed and wants the I railroad company to send men to fix the r break in the river. The break is thir teen miles below El Rio and about seventy miles from Salton. The Indians are badly scared. All of the desert Indians have fled to the hills and even those up as high as Banning are leaving for the mountains. The heat continues to be unbearable. Old residents say that while the water is higher than ever known before, the desert lake is not a new thing and the phenomenon has occurred frequently, but from the fact that f the desert was uninhabited and few ven t tured across it it had not been noticed, t - I Iowa's Daily Cyclone. I BooNE, Iowa, July 2.-Dispatches received o here report a cyclone at Gray, Audubon e county, last evening. A large number of a houses in the track of the cyclone were de. g stroyed and a number of people injured. C)ne man is reported killed. At Halibur there was much damage to crops of all kinds. Audubon also reports a heavy hail storm, with stones as large as hen's eggs. Arcadia and West Side also report great a damage. Blows and Rains. r KAns CrrY, July 2.-Dispatches from SBlairstown state that a heavy rain and I wind storm swept over that town last night. and did serious damage. Several houses were blown down and several persons in jured, though not badly. BLAINE'S HEALTH. Guarded Report That Probably Conceals Part of the Truth. BAn HAnnon. Me., July 2. - Seoretary Blaine, although not feeling so well to-day as yesterday, perhaps from over-exertion, was seen walking on Main street. He took his accustomed ride from 11:30 till 1:30. lie is by no means a well man, but there is no reason why he should not be well and strong by autumn. Many false rumors arise from the fact that the public did rot know owhow sick he was in New York. Since his sickness tuere he has steadily improved. Any drawback has been only a day or two in duration. The physician says his patient eats well, sleeps well, has no organic disease and is rapidly gaining his usual health. He takes no medicine whatever except occasionally simple remedies to aid digestion. Has no trace of paralytic affec tion from which he suffered for three years. His sickness in New York was the result of overwork, combined with la grippe. Notwithstanding the statements of his physioian and members of his family. many people have believed him broken down and that he will never again engage in active life, yet it is evident to every one he has improved since his arrival here. Two Results of a Strike. P'ITTSIIUIRG Pa., July 2.-The carpenters who will go to work after the fourth at the employers' terms have done two things they did not count on durimg the nine weeks of the strike. 'they have forced a score of small contractors into the powers of the master builders, who advanced them money, thus making the builders' associa tion more of it mlonopoly than ever. An unexpected effect of the failure is the black eye received by the Federdtion of Labor. That order will lose several thousand mem bers from this district owing to its non-ful Illhitment of promise to provide money for strikers. This is also true of the great coke strike. Favorable Crop Reports. St. Paul, July 2.-Crop reports froni Min nesota, l)akota and Montana continue most favorable. There has been more rain this season than at any correslponding period for several years. Wheat is in tfle condition. Otther graiis are also above the average and tihe Irealunws atid pastures are better than tfr ears. The luld winter brought stock th oui h in good order. Owing to the in cralseld acreitge anid flie prospects it is setredl the crops onlnot be properly har vested, particularly il the led river valley, owing to the scarcity of hands. Another Natlountl Meeting. All mIIIIemlrs of the Sonsof Veterans have it special interast in the regular meeting of I'. S. Grant camp at (t. A. It. hall this even ing. '. he a iostionl of securing the national enatliitulolut of 1292 for Helena will be dis cussed, andi if desirable a committee will be apponlted to make the preliulinaryarrange. meuts for having the matter brought before the national encampment at Minneapolls, next August. Ferry Upset. It was reported hero at an early hour this morning that an accident occurred to the ferry at Toston, in Meagher county, by which four persons lost their lives in the river and two horses were drowned. The report gave no particulars save that the boat upset ahd those on board went lnte the river.