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Living Cavilers in Most Unseemly
Discussion of Statesmen I
Dead and Gone.
Did Lincoln Favor Hamlin or John
son as Vice-Presidential
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
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.
Terrible Story of Barbarity ln a Brazilian
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
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
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
THE Y P, S. OF C. E,
The Great Mass Convention of Chris
tian Endeavor Societies at
One of the Most Notable Religious
Bodies of the Present
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
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
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.
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,
├Żn 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.
The Home Club Mentioned First in the
Record Hlere Printed.
Cincinnati 11, Brooklyn 6.
Chicago 11, Philadelphia 3.
Cleveland 14, Boston 3.
Pittsburg 7, New York4.
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,
Chicage Races.
CHCrooo, July 9.-Weather cool. Track
slow. Five furlongs-Lake Breeze won,
Farine second, Hispondia third. Time,
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.
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,
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
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
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.
The Consort of the Woman Who
Died Under Suspicious Cir
cumstances Held.
Death Primarily Caused by Hem
orrhage, Induced by Brutal
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.
Several Axes to Be Ground on the One at
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.
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.
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.
Gov. Toole Gets Plats to Aid In Making
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.
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
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
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.

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