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The Helena independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943, July 03, 1891, Morning, Image 1

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Several Ladies Applaud an Attorney I
and Are Bounced by
the Judge.
An Old Federal Jurist, of Chi- t
cago, in a Very Testy
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
"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
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
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.
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
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.
The ]Home Club Mentioned First in the
Record Here Printed.
Chicago 20, Cleveland 5.
Cincinnati 0, Pittsburg 1.
lBrooklyn 2, Boston 3.
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,
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,
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
And Must Pay a Fine. Equal to the
Amount That He Em
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,
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.
A IBoat IRace on Itho Bay--lceath of
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..
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
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
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> .
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
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
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.
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
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
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'.
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.
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.
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
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.

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