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VOL. XXXII.-NO 157. HELENA. MONTANA. FRIDAY MORNING,. JULY 10, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS
A POSTHUMOUS DISPUTE, Living Cavilers in Most Unseemly Discussion of Statesmen I Dead and Gone. Did Lincoln Favor Hamlin or John son as Vice-Presidential Candidate. John 0. NIcolay Makes Reply to Col. A. K. McClure's Discourteous Editorial in Ilia Paper. WAsemTIcTOw, July 9.-John G. Nioolay to day addressed an open letter to Col. Mo Clure, editor of the Philadelphia Times, re plying to the latest editorial on the uabject of Lincoln's preference, as to the vice presidential nominee, Hamlin or Johnson. Nioolay says in part that he was at the Bal timore convention as a spectator. B. C. Cook, chairman of the Illinois delegation, had a conversation with him about the course or certain disaflfcted leaders in Illi nois. That conversation Nicolay reported to the president in a letter to Mnj. Hay, as sistant private secretary. What he had heard had made Cook suspicious that Leon ard SWett might be untrue to Lincoln. One of the straws which led to this belief was that Swett had telegraphed to Baltimore urging the Illinois delegation to go for Holt. Cook wanted to know con fidentially whether, in urging Holt for the vice-presidency, Swett reflected the proesi dent's wish, whether the president had any preference, or whether he wished riot even to interfere by confidential indication. Upon this letter President Lincoln made the following indorsement in his own hand writing: "Swett is unquestionably all right. Mr. Holt is a good man, but I had not heard or thought of him for vice-president. I wish not to interfere about vice-president. Cannot interfere about platform. Conven tion must judge for itself." "This written evidence," says Nicolay; "cannot be turned. In trying to evade its force you assert that Lincoln called you to Washington and urged the nomination of Johnson, and that you returned to Baltimore to work and vote in obedience to that request against your personal predilections. The proceed ipgs of the convention show that you acted an entirely minor part. Is it probable that Lincoln, among all other men in the Penn sylvania delegation (Simon Cameron, Thaddeas Stevens. A. H. Reeder, Galusha A. Grow and others) would have called you alone to receive his instructions? It is a matter of public history that Simon Came ron was more prominent and efficient than any other Pennsylvanian in the movement in that state to. give Lincoln a second term, and that on the 14th of January, 1864, he transmitted to the president the written request of every union member of the Pennsylvania legislature to accent renomi nation. This and his subsequent open and and unvarying repeort left no doubt of Cam eron's attitude. How was it with you?" Nicolay then quotes a letter from McClure to President Lincoln, May 2, 1864, protest ing against the intimation in one or two papers that he (McCluro) was not cordially in favor of Lincoln's renomination and as suring him of cordial support, and con tinues: "That was only a month before the convention. You felt called upon to per sonally protest against accusatioqe of party disloyalty. But this is not all. When the time came to make nominations for vice president Simon Cameron, chairman of the Pennsylvania delegation, and one of the earliest and most persistent friends of Lin coln, himself nominated Hannibal Hamlin for vice-president, while the wotole vote of Pennsylvania was, on the first ballot cast for Hamlin's renomination. So also the Illi nois delegation east its entire vote for Ham lin on the tirit ballot. Does it stand to reason that Lincoln called upon you to de sert Hamlin and nominate Johnson, and gave no intimation of this desiro to the chairmen of the Pennsylvania and Illinois delegations? Dare you venture the asser tion that Lincoln was deceiving Cameron. deceiving Cook, carrying on a secret in trigue against Hamlin, and another secret intrigue against Holt, and that, on top of the whole, he was writing a deliberate lie to us? That may be your conception of Abra ham Lincoln, but it is not mine." Law Violated, Prisoners Acquitted. ST. PAUL, July 9.-In the case of the United States vs. J. M. Eagan and C. H. Holdridge, of the Chicago, St. Paul & Kan sas City road, on trial for alleged violation of the inter-state commerce law, Judge Thayer this morning instructed the jury to find for the defendants. The evidence in the case shows at the time of the alleged unlawful sale of 5,000 tickets the company had on sale and publicly advertised for sale two kinds of first class tickets from St. Paul to Chicago, one termed the "anlim ited" ticket, which was sold at $11.50, and one termed the "limited" ticket, which was sold for $7.00. Each was in reality un limited and hence the sixth section of the inter-state act was flolated. 'the court, however, was Satisfied from the evidence in the case that thtre was a difference between the tickets, the unlitsited class, under the company's regulations, being entitled to stop over privileges, while the company in case of limited tickets reserved the right to make continuous passage, although the tickets sold were not punched in the mar gin so as to limit the period of use. The judge therefore instructed the jury "to ano quit the defendants on all counts of the in iotment." Approve of Electrocution. BurrALo, July 9.-Dr. Southwick and Dr. Daniels, the two Buffalo witnessees of the electrical execution, at Sing Sing, ruturned this morning and were interviewed by a reporter. When asked if the Associated press report of the execution was accurate, Dr. Southwick said in the main it was. Both doctore thought the system a success in overy way. Dr. Southwick said that those executions demonstrated that the method was humane. When the current was turned on there was no sounds from the condemned, no scorohing, no odor of burnlng flesh-nothing whatever that would be revolting to the spectator. Pretty NSwift Cltlzn. OmoAo, July 9.-Citizen George Francis Train arrived in this city at five this after noon and put up at the Palmer house where he treated reporters to a onup of tea made from some of the new crop. He left for the west at 11 p. m. He will not succeed in his effort to circle the globe in fifty-five days, iut will beat his previous record by five days, and Nellie lily's by eight days. Dues Net Apply. Toi'raa, Kan., July 9.-The supreme court this afternoon, on the statment of facts presented in the mandamus proceed ings against the board of directors of the penitentiary, held that the eigbt-hoar law did not apply to any state instltutloa. This settled the question of an extra session of the legislature, as the appropriations are tlcient to run the institution under the 'od law. AN AMERICAN CANNIBAL. Terrible Story of Barbarity ln a Brazilian Newspaper. New Yomrt, July 0.-A little three-column newspaper, printed in the interior of Bra zil, which reoahed here to.day, contains a horrible story of cannibalism. A man named Clement Viera is under arrest at Salinas, state of Minas, Brazil, charged with eating human flesh. In a talk with the editor he said that for some time he and a number of others bad lived upon human flesh, and when asked what motive imrelled them to such barbarous acts, said it was because they liked. it. Asked how they secured the first victim, he said he went one day to the house of a friend named Lesadro, who invited him to eat a piece of his (Leandro's) dead child. He was hungry and did so. The following day he found a woman asleep by the roadside, killed her and took the body home. Soon after he kill ed a friend named Simpliso andwith the as sistance of Francisco and Revera ate him. When his flesh was all consumed, Simrpliso's two souns were killed for further supply of food. Later on Basilo and the prisoner killed and devoured Francisco, end finally Viera, having discovered that Basilio had stolen a shiut from him, killed him. He ate vot y little of him, however, for he was arrested within two days of the murder. Viern was captured in the act of making a meal of a portion of Basilio's remains. Soldiers found a part of Basilio's body packed away in a barrel, pre pared with reprper and salt. "'I hen has human flesh an agreeable taste?" Viera was asked. "No," he replied "it is too sweet. The parts I found moet toothsome were the brains. We ate it fresh roasted or boiled, seasoned with salt and a great deal of pepper." Viers expressed no rumorse for what he had done. At a Garden Party. LoNDON, July 9.-The emperor of Ger many arose early this morning. After tak ing a canter in Rotten row, he returned to Buckingham palace, where, in company with the empress, he received deputations from various German social and benevolent societies of London, and the diplomatic corps. This afternoon the emperor again visited Rotten row atttended only by an aide-de-camp, and dresseci in the uniform of a Prussian general. iHe was mounted on one of his own horses, brought over from Germany. Later the prince and princess of Wales gave a garden rarty at Marl borough house in honor of the emperor and empress, which was a great success. Heri their majesties met a number of the British and German aristocranov. Music was fur nished by a band of British guards and that of the Prussian Royal dragoons, the latter having been sent to England on purpose to play at this party. Thousands of people crowded the neighborhood of Marlborough house, anxious to catch a glimpse of their German majesties. Parnell Press Disconsolate. DUBLIN, July 9.-The Parnellite press is exceedingly downcast over the result of the Carlow election. The Freeman's Journal says: "There is now more chance of get ting home rule for Ireland than of getting the moon. The electors," the Journal adds, "have abandoned their independence for the British party yoke." The conservative Dublin Express says: "The English will learn from C:rlow that the Irish renaut farmer, when not actnated by insane lani huinger, is a puapot in the hands of the Roman Catholic priests and as unfit to become an elector as if he were an infant or lunatic." The National Press, McCarthyite organ, is naturally jubilant and says. "Carlow mren have dealt a death blow to the faction of Parnell, from which there is no longer any peril" Dlsasters Abroad. SAN FRANCISCO, July 9.-The steamer Monowai arrived from Australia via Hono lulu this afternoon. Among the passengers were Capt. Chapman, of the American ship Joseph H. Scammall, which went ashore on Victoria reefs onteIide Melbourne harbor, June 7, and was lost. All her crew were saved. The British ship Craiiburn went ashore three hours previously and seven men were drowned. Both vessels were total wrecks. A fire at Suvn, Fiji Islands, in May, destroyed $200,000 worth of prop erty. Palestine Colonization Impossible. VIENNA, July 9.-At a conference held at Lemberg between a representative of Baron Hirscb, Hearr >'ronzos representing the Jews of Berlin, and Dr. Kuranda. of this city, it was agreed upon that the best direction in which to guide the tide of emigration was toward the Argentinq Republic. It was also decided it was impossible to come to any arrangement by which the emigrant Jews could be allowed in Palestine. Routed the Slavers. LONDON, July 9.-Advices received here from the Congo Free State announce that a series of bloody battles were fought on the upper Congo and Aruwimi rivers between state troops and Arab slave traders. The slavers were routed everywhere and were suing for peace when the advices were sent. Spurgeon Very Low. LoNDON, July 9.-Mr. Spargeon is weaker and delirious. Foreign Flashes. It is officially stated that the Porte will not permit the Russian Jews to emigrate into Jerusalem. In a collision between a passenger and a freight train near WarLsaw six persons were killed and a number wounded. The London Chrenicle's Calcutta corre spondent says owing to the partial failure of the monsoon ten millions of people are threatened with famino in Madras. There have been fresh revolutionary dis turbanoo in several parts of Argentine. The government is taking vigorous men sures to quell a threatened revolt in the pro vness of Rios, Cordova and Catamara. A St. Petersbarc special dispatch, refer ring to the conflicting crop report, .ays that in some places the harvest will probably be fair, but that plenty of reports, official and private, justify a leaning toward the passi mistio view. A Too Strict Elder. KANSAS CITY, July .--There is a split in the Hondrickito branch of the Mormon church at Independence. Mo. A majority of the members have withdrawn and seek admission to the recognized branch, because Elder Wall. chief of the liendrickite branch tried to institute certain reforms among his followers. He required the sisters to dress in plain black dresses and sun bonnets without ribbons, laces and frills, Hie forbade the men the use of tobacco. Dis obedience he punished with expulsion. As a consSquence he now has only about thir teen members. Mr. Drew Declines to Resign. PmLADxLPuIA, July 9.-Bank Examiner Drew has not yet complied with the request of the comptrollerof currency for his resig nation. Instoad of doing so, he wrote a letter to the comptroller a few days ago asking that the request be withdrawn and he be allowed to continue In service. Word was received hero from Washington to-day that the comptroller had Informed Mr. Drew that the department insisted on his resignation. THE Y P, S. OF C. E, The Great Mass Convention of Chris tian Endeavor Societies at Minneapolis. One of the Most Notable Religious Bodies of the Present Year. Gratifying Growth of the Soelety-Presl dent Clark's Address on "Fidelity and Fellowship"-lteports. MuNNeAPOLIs, July 9.-The great conven tion of the Young People's Society of Chris tian Endeavor was called to order late this afternoon. Addresses of welconme were made by Frank R. Daniels, chairman of the local committee; Rev. t. . . French, on behalf of Minneapolis pastors, and Rev. Dr. Robert Christie, for the pastors of St. Paul. John B. Elliott, local secretary of the Y. M. C. A., concluded the addresses of welcome. The convention is the largest over held by Christian Endeavor societies, and one of the largest religious conventions ever held. Advaneing hosts had been com inng all week and still others are coming to night. The auditorium of Convention hall had been beautifully decorated for the occasion. Thousands of seats for the chorus were banked up back of the stage and 12,000 seats for the audience were on the main floor and in the gallery. Fully 10,000 persons were in the hall when President Clark rapped for order this afternoon. The convention be gan with a grand mass chorus singing, "All Ht ail the Power of Jesus' Name." Addresses of welcome by the gentlemen named above were responded to eloquently by Rev. Dr. George Wells, of Montreal, who also ex tended an invitation to meet next time in Montreal. For his annual address, President Clark had chosen the topic, "Fidelity and Fellow s ship." He spoke first of the basis of the Ii movement, and said the two elements that pre-eminently mark the history of the so I ciety are fidelity to the local church to which each society and member belongs, and fellowship cemented by a common name, common vows and common methods r of service, a fellowship that is exemplified by this magnificent assembly. Fidelity and fellowship may win the world for Christ. The society from its birth has stood un s swelvingly for fidelity to the church of SGode and the local church. Now, for a mil lion young hearts in thirty denominations in every realm on the globe, the day has g come when Christian fellowship is an insei ! ration. The time has come, he thinks, not to simply accept it in an easy going way, : this inheritance, but to stand for it, yese t to loy init as we glory in the cross of 1 Chrlst. le maintained that this is their io duty. because every church will be stronger La becanse of this fellowship. He be n lieved it impossible to estimate the value of such a meeting as this. As well is try to compute the value of suanlight or n worth of dsw, or commercial value of rain. if This convention will never adjourn. This y fellowship, which these days of holy com munion will cement, shall flow back in re freshing rills of spiritual power to churches in every state and territory and province between the two oceans, and even to r churches across the seas the electric thrill 1- of this fellowship will go, and wherever it cs goes, it will carry strength and cheer. The p united strength of a common enemy de n mands that we oppose to him the united r, strength of our common fellowanip. There re are no sects in hell. Let not the children It of the pit be wiser than the children of ,n light. li President Clark deprecated, not denomit s, nations, but the spirit that would perpeta ate differences and promote rivalries. In the name "Christian Endeavor" a common bond of union is found. He pleaded for inter-denotpinational and international fellowship of societies because Christ com i manded it and prayed for it. n At the evening session Rev. Dr. O. R. rs Tiffany presided and began the formal ses it slon by having the twenty-third Psalm re peated by the audience of 12.000, after In which Rev. L. G. 8neare led in nraver. After a long service the annual report of Geueral Secretary Baer, of Boston, was read. One year ago the membership record showed 11,031 societies, an increase over the previous year of 3,341. There are now 16,274 societies regularly reported. From nacross the water 307 are reported, and there are others not yet heard from. England has twelve societies; Australia, eighty two; India, thirty; Turkey, twelve, and China, seven. In Can ada there are 829. The banner for the state, territory or province showing the greatest percentage of gain is awarded to the territory of Oklahoma, British Colum bin being second. The banner for the greatest aggregate gain goes to Peunsyl vania, that state having gained 6-4 local societies during the year. Great growth Is reported in the junior or ganizations, of which 885 socIeties are re po ted, Illinois leading with 122. There are four floating societies on United States mien-of-war. Among the denominations. the Presbyterians have 4,019 societies, Con gregationalists 3.345. Baptisnt 2,381, Metho dists 2.068, and Christians (Disciples) 801. As to individual nmembers the growth is marvelous. At the convention of 1888 the report showed 310,000 members, in 1889) there were 48:,,000, in 1890 there were 600, 000, and now the sooloties have an aggre gate of 1,008,800 members. It is known that 82,620 members of societies have bo coume church members within the year. Ira ). Sankey, famous evangelist singer. sans "Throw Out the Life Line." A num bor of telegrams were read, among them one from Bishop Vincent, regretting his inability to be present owing to illness. Rev. Dr. Tiffany spoke on Christian unity. and after the singlng of "Ninety and Nine" by Sankey, the evening session closed. liece Against Ituln. KArssAes CiTY, July 9.-Geo. W. Howell, a prominent lumber dealer of Atchison, Kan., passed through here to-day on the race against ruin to Jofferson, Tex. If he ar rived at Jefferson before the close of bank ing hours to-morrow and afftxes his signa ture to a cheek he can save the Jeflorson Lumber company. Jefferson Wuoolen mills and J. H. Bemie from financial ruin, which now threatens them. Howell went from here on a chartered train over the AMemphie road. At Hozrie Ark., he will take a special train over the Iron Mountain to Jefferson. Unless he meeoots with unexpected delay he will reach Jefferson at two p. m. to-morrow. All In the House P'erlshed. Cirrvom, Tex., July 9.-Yesterday even ing the house of 1. P. Anderson, a Swede, living fifteen miles west of here, was struck by lightning, hilling his wife and three daughters, all that were in the house. An derson was close to the house when the bolt struck, but the flames were so rapid, being fed by the explosion of a live-gallon can of oil, that none but the wife could be taken from the houne, the daughters burn ing with the building. TIJHI COURT A(AINST HER. ehmbe Cousins Completely Routed in Her Battli for Ofllmn. CUIaAno, July 9.-Judge BIlodgett decided hao l'ihbe Cousins case this morning by endering a sweeping decision against the i.-secretary of the board of lady managers if the World's fair. The court held, ýn short, that Miss Gouzins was out t office, and for good, and cannot get nIck. The case was decided on exceptions made by Miss Couzins to the answer filed to her Lill for an injunction to restrain de fendants from ousting her from office. 'he court held that the board of managers was created by the na tional commission and received its powers from that body, These powers extended to the executive committee of the board of lady managers and it had full power to act, inasmuch as congress had not provided for continuonus sessions of the board of lady managers, which had to dele gate its powers to the committee. This committee, the court held, was in act the bhoard itself. The court thereupon denied the injunction as oraye. for. BASE BALL. The Home Club Mentioned First in the Record Hlere Printed. LEAGUE CLUBS. Cincinnati 11, Brooklyn 6. Chicago 11, Philadelphia 3. Cleveland 14, Boston 3. Pittsburg 7, New York4. ASSOCIATION CLUBS. Boston 3, St. Louis 4. Baltimore 5, Louisville 9. Washington 8, Columbus 7. Athletic 5, Cincinnati 3. The Henley Regatta. LoanoN, July 9.-Third and last day of the Henley regatta. The final heat of the grand challenge cup was won by the Lean der boat club, beating the London Rowing club, present holders. The Visitors' chal lenge cup was won by Trinity Hall, Cam bridge, defeating Brazenos college, Oxford. The Royal Cheater club, for the Wyfold challenge cup, beat Kingston. lialliol col lege, Oxford, won the Ladies' challenge plate race, beating Eton. Silver goblets were won by Lord Ampthill and Guy Nich oils, of the Leander boat club, after an ex citing race with Y. F. Wilkinson and W. A. Fleascher, Oxford. The '1hames Rowing club won the Stewards' challenre cup, beat ing Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The Moulsej boat club won the Thames challenge cup, defeating the Thames Rowing club. At Brighton Beach. BarOHTON BEACH, July 9.-Seven races. Weather cool, track slow. Six furlongs Beck won, Sir Lancelot second, Morse third. Time. 1:18. Five furlongs-Bletzen won, Belle second, Flatterer third. Time, 1:05. Seven furlongs-Stryke won, Hazem sec ond, Letton third. Time, 1:31%. Five furlongs-B. B. Lanroy won, Vint age second, Goldstep third. Time, 1:03%. Six furlongs-Airshaft won, Zorling sec ond, Count third. Time, 1:19. Five furlonca--Graduate won, Rosa H. second, Annie G. third. Time, 1:04%. Mile and one-sixteenth-Rambler won, Outbound second, Lepanto third. Time, 1:54. Chicage Races. CHCrooo, July 9.-Weather cool. Track slow. Five furlongs-Lake Breeze won, Farine second, Hispondia third. Time, 1:04. Mile-Reveal won, Ranier second, Eli Kendig third. Time, 1:44. Mile and one-half-Verge d'Or won, Ban Chief second, Blackburn third. Time, :Mile and one furlong-Marion C. won, Santiago second, Whitney third. Time. 1:55. Mile heats. First-Trust won, Attious second, Bob Forsythe third. Time, 1:44. Seccnd-Trust won, Forsythe second, Atti oue third. lime, 1:48. Jerome Park Meeting. JEaoME PAax, July 9.-Six races, track slow, weather cool. Seven furlongs-Ches apeake won, Pagan second, Endurer third. Time, 1:49. Three-quarters of a mile-Fremont won, Dr. Wilcox second, Rolfe third. Time, 1:20. Mile and one-quarter-Nellie Bly won, Kildeer second, Reckon third. Time, 1:16%. Mile and one furlong-Dance won, Vardee second, Edgar third. Time, 1:47%. Handicap sweepstakes, five furlongs-Rex won, Lima second, Norwood third. Time, 1:05. Sweepstakes, five furlongs-Clara won, Exotic second, Herald third. Time, 1:05. The Trotters PrrLADELPIIIA, July 9.-2:24 pace-Lady Sheridan won, Saladin second, Black C. third. Best time, 2:20%i. 2:24 trot, unfinished-Tom Carpenter won, Grand R. second, Gipsy Girl third. Best time, 2:20%. 2:33 trot, unfinished-Frank L. won, Tom kin second, Blue Bell third. Best time, 2:27. . Fino Show of Yearlings. Nsw Yoin, July 9.--heore was a fine show of yearlings at Tatersall's last night from the MoGrathiana, Spendthrift. Beaumont and Meadow Thorpe studs. There were sixty-six head sold, and the total sum real ized was $6..800, an average of $907 per capita. he highest price oltained was $7,100. paid by Windom Walden for a bay filly from Onondago and llack Maria. The next highest, $3,900, was paid by Bi. 'Ihayor for a chestnut colt from l'erhaps, by Onon dago. Paddy Slavin's Refusal. NEw YoRK, July 9.-A cable dispatch to the Police Gazetto says Frank Patrick Sla vin refuses the offer of the California Ath letic club to put up a purse of $10,000 for a iglove contest between himself and Peter Jackson. Slavin saya he will fight John L. Sullivan for the purae of $20,000 that the Melbourne Athletic club have offered, if Sullivan will. lie will fight either Jackson or Corbett after they have decided who is the best man. An English Enterprie. CowIAoo, July 9.-An English syndicate, to be known as the Atlantic & (Great Lakes Navigation & T'rading company, limited, ipropooss to open direct water ootumumtica tlion for passenger and freight business be tween Chicago and Great Britain. The syndicate will build and operate its own vessels, for wuich purpose a capital of $5, (100,000 has been subscribed. Will (to It Alone. ToIK KA, Ken., July 9.-Abont fifteen prominent people's party leaders in session here, deolmetd the proposition made by the democratic state central committee recently to fuse with them in the local county elec tions in Kansas this year and to unite on an eleetoral ticket in opposition to the repub licans next year. Commanded to Drive Out Dievils. CaiRo. Ill., July 9.-Yesterday afternoon, near Olmutead, Ill., Daniel Welch, colored, shot and killed two colored men and a white boy 17 years old, named Hlarry Odle. Welch was evidently insanse. He says he was commanded by the Lord to drive out all devils. He was arrested. A GREAT FALLS TRAGEDY, The Consort of the Woman Who Died Under Suspicious Cir cumstances Held. Death Primarily Caused by Hem orrhage, Induced by Brutal Treatment. A Pretty Mnass Over the Missola Bridge --Register Fisher Makes a State ment-State News. GOnEAT FALLs, July 9.-1spccia.1-The death of the woman calling herself Mrs. J. C. Gallagher is yet causing much com ment. A feeling prevails that she was much better than the man who so shamo fully treated her. He has been, it is said, an inmate of Deer Lodge prison, and has gone under several aliases. It is learned that she joined him soon after his leaving the penitentiary, leaving her husband. The woman's maiden name is supposed to have been Gordon. She came out from Ohio to work at a hotel in Benton and married Henneberry, a traveling man, in 1881. It was proved at the inquest that:the pris oner struck the woman and that the jar on the weakened tissures caused the burst ing of a blood vessel, this hem orrhage of the brain causing the prolonged unconsciousness, from which she never rallied. There was no evidence of anything in the stomach to show that she had been roisoned, which destroys the the - ory of suicide. The coroner's jury met at 10 o'clock to hear the doctors' testimony, which was as above stated. After hearing the testimony the jury returned a verdict, holding the prisoner, and his preliminary trial will be held next week. The remains of the unfortunate woman were buried in a pauper's grave, unwept, a sad ending to a sad life. ON THE BRIDGE. Several Axes to Be Ground on the One at Missoula. MassoULA, July 9.-[Special.]-The Mis soula bridge has been the topic on the streets to-day, to the exclunsion of all others. Bonds to the amount of $25,000 were voted at the last election. To this amount the county commissioners had agreed to add $10,000. The present site of the old bridge, which is to be replaced by the new one. does not extend straight across the river from Higgins avenue on the north side to Higgins avenue on the south side, but strikes the river bank at South Third street. At the last meeting of the city council it was decided to build the new bridge straight to South Higgins avenue. This has been followed by a general roar from those owning property in south Missoula west of the present site. The county commissioners have signified their intention not to appropriate the $10, 000 if the original site is changed. In the discussion the fact was brought to light that there are an astonishingly large num ber of axes to be ground on the new bridge, and Missoula is in the position of a city divided against itself. At a mass meeting held last night and attended largely by residents and property holders of South Missoula, very vigorous language was used. TAKING TESTIMONY. Register Fisher Says the Mlssoula Land Office Did no Wrong. MIssouLA, July 9.-[Special.]-Some time since instructions were received to throw out certain testimony in the Thompson Falls and fire clay case because it had been taken at other places than that set for hear ing. Register Fisher said this morning that in hearing this testimony the Missoula offioe had violated no law; that the office had no authority to compel the attendance of witnesses at any place of hearing, which, in this case was Thompson Falls. As sev eralvery important witnesses, among whom were Marcus Daly and Thomas Conaes, had refused to attend a .hearing at Thomp son Falls commissioners were ap pointed to take the depositions of such witnesses at Butte and Anaconda and Mr. Fisher had violated no law in so doing. The case is a very import ant one, involving title to land on which all the principal business houses and resi dences of Thompson Falls have been ereoted, as well as involving several fine points in law. The testimony of various experts on the exact quality of the clay found on the land was somewhat conflict ing and the depositions given by Mr. Duly and Mr. Couch were very important to the fire clay people, they having shipped con siderable of the clay to the smelting works controlled by those gentlemen. Rlaliroad Improvements at iozneman. IlOZEr.AN, July 9.-[Special. 1-At a meet ing of the board of trade this afternoon, it was resolved that the city accept the prop osition of the Northern Pacific railroad to erect a depot costing $10,000aanl put $13,000 in yard improvements, providing the peo ple of the town would put up $6,000. C. W. lloffman, Walter Cooper, J. E. Martin, W. W. Alderson and C. S. Hiartman were ap pointed the committee to collect the $6l,(0t), J. B. Martin, Walter Cooper and C. W. Hloffman being appointed trustees to enter into contract with the railroad company, with authority to arrange for the payment of the money. Diodged the Lightning Rods. Hoze.sAN, July 9.--[Special.]-During a ram storm to-day lightning struck the Metho.list church and the $125,00t) residence of Nelson Story, but doing very little dlam ago in either instance. Story's house is covered with lightning rods, carrying twenty-five or thirty points, but all of these did not prevent a bolt from getting into the kitchen and exploding in the water tank. 'Thle question is, how could a streak of lightning dodge a score and a half of formidable points. The residence of J. 8. Radford was also struck. Expert Safe Blowers. ANACONDA, July 9.--1Speoal.1-The St. Lawrence saloon, owned by Fosket & King, was broken into at an early hour this morn ing by expects, who drilled a hole into the door of the safe and blew it off with nitro glycerine. Wet blanketswere first wrapped around the safe to deaden the noise of the explosion. The job was the perfection of neatness. Three hundred and fifty dollars in cash and two gold watches wore secured. There is no clue. With a Blunt Inetrument. Ganrt FAPLLr, July 9.-.[8peclnl.1-John Corbil, a Frenchman, was found in front of the Htockholm saloon about midnight last night, his head badly cut by means of some blunt instrument. The man was partly conscious, but could not give a tangible an count of how he came by his wounds. He har been drinking and was quarrelsome. His recovery is doubtful. Identity of tihe Victim. Mrs.orn.A, July 9.-[Spetial.]-It is stated here by the police that the woman who died under peculiar circumstances in Great Falls yesterday was known in Mis, soula as "Nettle the Bum," and the man as "lied" Leonard. She was a notorious character of the bad lands in this city. DALY'S BIG OFFER. He Wants to Give ,Joekey Taral $18,000 for the Season of 1802. Marcus Daly, according to the Chicago Evening Post, recently offered Jockey Fred Taral a salary of $18,000 to command his services in the saddle for the season of 182. 'hr offer is probably the most flattering that was ever made to a jockey, and in Taral's case it may seem extraordinary to turf goers who remember that popular boy when he was riding on the western circuit. Two or three years ago he was considered only a fair rider. and the few followers he had backed his mounts because they knew he was scrupulously honest. There were a dozen stars blazing brightly all around him and Taral, in the expressive language of the track, was "not in it." But he as in the front rank of pigskin artists now, and be is the popular idol of every frequenter of the eastern tracks. If he had a mount on a Kentucky mule instead of a thoroughbred, there are men who would back the mule and trust to Taral to land him a winner. Mr. Daly's sudden fancy for the lad is duo to the way Tarsial rods Montana in the race for the Realization stakes and landed him in second place a head behind Potomac af ter a sensational finish. Montana previous to that race had not shown good form and Mr. Daly attributed his success to Taral. So did everybody else. Jockey worship is one of the most com mon forms of dissipation on a race track, but as its intensity depends entirely upon the ability of the idol of the moment to win with 90 per coat of his mounts it rare ly ever lasts in any singe jockey's case more than a week or two, or a month at the longest. The race horse man is as fickle in his loves as he is superstitions in his habits. It is not so long ago'that Jimmy McLaughlin was the premier rider of America, and his praises were sung from the Atlantic to the Pacific. McLaughlin is riding yet, and, perhaps, as well as he ever did in his life, but he has trouble in getting mounts, and when he does get one nobody cares to bet on it. Then Garrison became king. Isaac Murphy. who carried the title of "the colored Archer," inspired confidence in every horse he used to strad dle, and for that matter he still retains much of his old-time popularity, but it is tempered with a sort of distrust that con trasts strangely with the blind confidence that was once reposed in him. Bergen has his periods when he is the worshipped one. George Taylor was once said to be without a peer on pigskin. Little Britton, the boy who was so nearly killed at Washingtoe,. Park a few days ago, was also a prince among his fellows, but the moment she disappeared "Monk" Overton began riding to please the crowd, and he is now occupying the throne where Britton used to reign. Before the meeting closes Overton will doubtless be deposed and Williams or some other rider will take his place. One losing race will shake the public's confidence in a boy and three successive defeats will bring down about his head a storm of indignation that would drive a full grown man into an asylum. Taral is popular now. Everybody says Marcus Daly's princely offer is the boy's just desert, but wait until the season is over. FOR SCHOOL BOARDS. Gov. Toole Gets Plats to Aid In Making Selections. WAsrINGTON, July 9.-[Special.]--Gov. Tools. of Montana, to-day applied to the general land office for 12,000 plate of differ ent townships in that state, so that the school boards could make selections of pub lie lands under grants heretofore made for that state. His application will be granted. The registers and receivers of the local land offices in Montana have been tele graphed to hasten their reports for the quarter ending June 30, 1891, showing the amount of sales of public land so that a settlement can be made for the per cent due the state for the net proceeds of the sale of public lands within its borders since its admission into the union. It will be some weeks before final settlement can be secured. After the Horse Is Stolen. WAsINGoTON, July 9.-The Philadelphia experts, Messrs. Faunce and Brown, have been directed by the secretary of the treas ury to commence immediately a complete and exhaustive examination of the Key stone and Spring Garden banks. Came 400,000 Strong. W smNsoTorN, July 9.-The superintendent of immigration at New York reports that 40,(;664 immigrants arrived there during the fiscal year as compared with 828,691 the previous year. Few Arms Surrendered. SEATTr,, Wash., July 9.-The attempt to bring about a voluntary disarmament at the mines has proved a failure, as each party suspects the other of not acting in good faith, and the consequence is very few arms are being surrendered. Work is proceeding at (ilman, Newcastle and Franklin, but nothing is being done at Black Diamoud. SPARKS FROM TIIHE WIRES. Deleeatoe from save nteen counties In Oregon met at Portland Thursday and or ganized a state Farmers' alliance. Rtoports that the grain crop of Washing ton has been curiously injured by gophers and squirrels are without foundation. Early Thursday morning Jim Bailey, who criminally assaulted Mrs. Folsom. of Beebe, Ark., last Thursday night, was taken from jail by an infuriated mob and hanged to a railroad sign. It is reported that ex-Receiver W. H. Truesdale of the Minneapolis , St. Louis road is booked for a position as aoting president of the Rook Island, relieving President Cable of the bulk of the heavy work. The extensive saw mill plant of Mitchell Bros., at Jennings, twelve miles from Ca dillac, Mich., was destroyed, with 18,0001000 feet of lumber and eighteen dwellings. To. tal loss is placed at $2,000,000. Insuragae at $250,000. Geo. McFarlane, half owner of the Walk apes plantation, has brought suit against the Hawaiian Commercial company, of which Claus Spreokels is president for $1.. 000,000 damages for taking forcible ndil legal posueslion.