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ftL 3IXdgn -AYINGU rcn.Etnt. VOL. XXXII.-NO ie. ELNA MONTANA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1891. PRICE FIVE CBNTh A FARMER IN POLITICS, Pen Picture of the Republican Can. didate for Governor of Iowa. He Owns a Farm Costing $21,617, Whioh Is Mortgaged for $70,000. Neither Patronizes Home Merchanta Nor Sells in the Home Market- His $600 Sparkler. ODEBIOLT, Iowa, July 21.-A special corre spondent of the St. Louis Republic sends that paper the following: This is the home of Hiram C. Wheeler, the republican can didate for governor of Iowa. Itis a prospea one country town of about 1,000 population, located in one of the finest agrioultueal re gions of the state. The business men and merchants seem to be doing a fairly thriv ing business, and within its unpretentices confines are many pleasantly located homes, with neatly kept lawns and handsome shade trees, whose spreading branches af ford a welcome retreat from the scorching rays of the fierae July sun that beats down upon this broad expanse of prairie. The Mapleton branch of the Chicago & Northwestern railway pierces the town pint and affords ample means of communica tion with the outside world. The passenger traffio of this line has considerably increased since the Cedar Rapids convention, and this is the stopping point of nearly all the pil grims; for "Farmer" Wheeler, as the poli ticians of the republican faith are pleased to call him, lives hard by the little town in fact the 160 acres which comprise the territory of its incorcerated limits was originally part of the Wheeler farm. Just west of the town plat and within plain view is the homeof Mr. Wheeler, a pretentious mansion of the Queen Anne style of architecture. It is an elegant home and no mistake. Its exterior, handsome and commanding as it is, furnishes but a faint idea of the elegance of its interior. It has all the conveniences of the mansions of the wealthy dwellers in the cities. The woodwork is veneered with foreign woods of an expensive kind, and the furnishings are of the sumptuous order. Bric-a-b las gathered in foreign travel and pictures possessing a moderate degree of artistic molit are strewn about in ample profusion. Luxury and ease pervade the entire premises, riot a sign of the toil and privations which are supposed to be the lot of the western farmer being anywhere visible. Mr. Woeler's office building, located near the great barn where he keeps his impo ted Percheron horses, has an air of luxury about it also. In the room which is devoted to his private use its occupant's desire for the enjoyment of ease and comfort isevery where seen to be gratified. A large Turkish rug hides most of the pine floor, brioan brac encumbers the mantle, pictures hang upon the walls, and books, apuarently smore for appearance than for usnee, rest generally undisturbed in their appropriate cas2. From the general manager's room, adjoin ing that of the proprieto-. telephone con nection is had with the oifices of the thre division superintendents upon different parts of the great tarn,. It is this arrangement that caused Mr. Wheeler to be known as "the Farmer by Telephone," and made him the subject of a cartoon in Puck. He has a fine body of land. In compact form lie the ton sections originally purchased by him, and all of which he owns now except the quarter sec tion given to the railroad for the town plat of Odebolts an inducement to get the company to locate a station there. But Mr. Wheoler's caleer as a farmer does not furnish a conspicuous illneustration of the truth of the republican claim that farming pays in Iowa. It is true that his land has increased in value live or six fold, but that is owing to what Henry George would denominate the "unearned incre ment." This enhanced value has been cre ated by the settlement of the country and the implovement made upon surrounding sections, and not by labor expended by Mr. Wheeler, or under his direction, upon his own land. Ai .e fromn the house and the pretentious barn located near it and the office in which he does his work, there is nothing on the Wheeler farm of an expen sive character-except the mortgage. It is divided into large fields by barb wire fences-ian article cheaply constructed-and a few superintendent's houses and unpre tentious abodes of the hired help. But the mortgage is a luxury of more magnificent proportions, and it reaches from line to line and corner to corner, envoloping not only the entire ten sections and "the ap purtenances thereunto belouginlg," but the goods and chattels such as th. growing crops thereon contained. In this respect few farmers in Iowa can compete with Candidate Wheeler. The records of the county tell the story. They show a eouverance to Mr. Wheeler on Oct. 6, 1875, of 3,:165 acres of his present farm for the sum ,f $11,780).33 . On Sept. 10 of the same year he unrehased 2,810 acres for the sum of $9,r:i;.75, making the present farm of 6,175 neroi cost him $21,617, or a trifle less than $3..50 per acre. The records further show tuat upon Oct. 6. 1875, he mortgaged hiis entire plroperty fo- $18,0(00). On Aug. 31, 1877. this mortgago was lpaid off and a new one for $15,(O0) entered of reo ora. On Nov. . 1881, thlis mortgage was canceled anid one for $;30,(100 was recordtled. covering the sanlne plroplerty. Nov. 2, 1885, a second mortgage fur $10,000 wie put ono top of the other, making a moirtgaged in- 1 debtedness of $70,030 unsatisfied to-day. This is $5s8,183 more than the land origin ally cost hlnu. It is $11.50 per acre, or over three timins the c.st of the land when it was transferred to him. 'This is a record few Iowa farnile can show. and none would care ho shw. 'Lhe census of 1850 gives the mortgaged indebtedness of all lthe land in Iowa ait $200.000,000, in rountnd numbore. 'IThis falls fr short of the Wheeler stand ard. In ordst to come up to the examlple sot by the hSc county farnwer, the :3i,000,00) acres of land in Iowa should be pilastered over with $414,()0,00thu in mortgages. If Mr. Wheeler lhais been emuinently successful in his pasto:,al Iursuits, the balance of the Iowa farmers have iesn conspicnous fail Farmer Whooler belongs to a party that prates a good deal about the "'home mar ket." lit doesn't practice his party's pre cepts. Although a large consumer, he sel dom buys nythg ing il Odebolt. His sunp plies come direot from Chicago wholesale dealers, and are shipped in at advantageous freight rates. Hlis farm machinery, his grocery, clothing and general household supplles all aunoe the salme way. 'his way of doing irritates our homo merchants, and not a few of them of republican politics will vote agaiust him In November. None of our middlemen ever get a dollar out of "Farmer" Wheeler. lie markets Ils pro duce just as he buys suppllle in Chonago. His corn and outs and wheat and live stock no by the ear-ldod to the Chicago markets, subject only to the tax of the comnlsalon man and the railway freight tolls. I'robn bly the latter aoe not very heavy, for it is known that he han a "atand ini," particu larly with the Chloagto A Northwestern. In 18'lt, whena a candidate for governor _be first time, he did his preliminary work, as he did year, thonugh his literary bureau,. k jrt young man wrote the lot. ters for hi md one of them was addressed to a promme democratic attorne, of this partioular.iouw] livinu in eastern Iow,. It was a reminder to the road that he was its friend, and that if it would stand by him in his aspirations for the governship it could expeet a return of the favor when elected, Probably it is this well-knbwn attitude of "Farmer" Wheeler that has c.nsed Judge Hubbard of Cedar Rapids, the ueneral soli citor of Iowa of the Northwestern, to advo cate his election. Judge Hubbard is im bued with great zeal but smell discretion, ales he would have concealed from the pub lie the fact that he is supporting Wheeler. Onp of the possessions of "Farmer" Wheeler, of which he is ordinarily very proud, but which has been laid aside prob. ably until after election, is a gorgeous $G0( diamond pin. It is a stone of genuine merit and large enough and brilliant to ex cite the envy of a hotel clerk. People here had observed its disaupearance from the broad expanse of his immaculate shirt front and were slow to account for the eclipse of the star-like gem until an un kind democrat remarked that one differ ence between Mr. Wheeler and his diamond was, that, while the eclipse of the latter, begun now, would only last until November, the political eclipse of the former, to begin in November, would continue for all time. People here do not expect the election of their fellow-townsman. They feel that his nominatiop was secured by the bosses for the purpose of apparently meeting the demand for a farmer candi date. But they do not consider him as n representative farmer. He is rather looked upon as a stranger to the toil and privation that pertain to ordinary farm life in the west, whose habits of life are more in keep ing with the speculators on the metropoli tan boards of trade, eastern railway mag notes and Pennsylvania tariff barons. BASE BALL. The Home Club Mentioned First lI the Record Here Printed. LEAGUE CLUBS. Pittsburg 4, Chicago 7. New York 9, Brooklyn 10. Boston 6, Philadelphia 2. ASSOCIAIION CLUBS. Washington 4, Boston 6. Athletics 5, Baltimore 5. On Two Chicago Tracks. C-raAno, July 21,-Garfield park. Clear, fast track. Six furlongs-Odrey won, Lonedale second, Rosa third. Time, 1:15. Mile and seventy yards--Sunnybrook won, Slaughter second: Pickup third. Time, 1:484. Mile--Rogers won, Ashen second, Chimes third. Time, 1:4234. Mile and one-sixteenth-Aloha won, Clarkson second, My Fellow third. Time, 1:48. Half a mile-Sunbeam won, Montevideo second, Deceit third. Time. :49. Half a mile-Big Casino won, Den Caster second, Porter third. Time. :4884. At the Hawthorne track. Track fair. Mile -Ella Blackburn won, Lizzie B.second, Joe Carter third. Time, 1:4334. Five furlongs-Julius Sax won, Julia May second, Gavosa third. Time, 1:05. Mile and three-sixteenths-Experience won, Atticus second, Brookwood third. Time, 2:03. Six furlongs--Renounce won, Benair sec ond, MoGinty third. Time, 1:1634. Mile .and one-sixteenth--Hocksey won, Patrick second, Heyday third. Time, 1:51. The Brighton Meeting. BRIGHTON BErAcir, July 21.-Clear, track good. Seven furlongs-Jersey won, Ely second, Patti third. Time, 1:31. Five furlongs-Murphy won. Pomeroy second, Weight third. Time, 1:04. Seven furlongs-Cruiser won, Lowlander second, King Sazem third. Time, 1:21S''. Six and one-half furlongs-Gray )Dawn won, Roger second, Khafton third. Time, 1:13. Six and one-half furlongs-D)almeny won, eeriden second, Pearl Set third. Time, Mile-Colvin won, Nubian second, Ten aesie third. Time, 1:45. Racing at Jerome Park. JEROME ]'ARK, July 21.-Clear day, tract good. Handicap sweepstakes, six furlongs -Chesapeake won, Oraguese second, Sohc third. Time, 1:16. Six furlongs-Trill won. Lizette second, Mnscot third. Time, 1:17'1. Handicap sweepstakes, mile and one-six teenth-Long Dance won, Picnicker second, Westchester third. Time, 1:13%. Mile and a half-Potomac won, Reckon secolnd, Palfiona third. Time, 2:41l?. Fix furlongs-Julia won, Arnold second, Wilcox third. Time, 1:18' . Seven furlonge-Esquiumau won, Silver Princesecond, Adventurer third. Time, 1.32. The Trotters. DETROIT, Mich., July 21.-2:29 pace, $2,000, divided-Maggie won, Monkey Rtolla second. Others drawn. Best time, 2:17y. ":24 trot, $10,000, divided, Merchants' and Manufacturers' guaranteed stake Temple liar won, Prodigal second, Pick penia third, Honest Georgo fourth. Best HOT-IIEADS SUPPIRESSED. Peaceful Methods Will Prevail at Coal Creek Mines NAsnvILrI, Tenn., July 21].-A special from Coal Creek. T'lenn., to the American, says: A meeting of miners was held this afternoon. When first assembled there were a few hot-heads, but they were quick ly suppressed. There were speeches by a numbers of leaders, all of conservative tone, and advising against any act of violation of law. The men sail they simply wanted the convicts sent away, and nothing more or less. Finally a resolution was unani mously passed to appoint a commit tee of five to go to Knoxvillo and Nashville if necessary to confer with Gov. Iluchanan and arbitrate the present diflioulty. Commissioner Ford and Awsis tant Alleman were invited and asked to go with the cosmmittee. A resolution also unanimously passed that each mlan pledge himself on his honor that not one dollar's worth of pIroperty would 1.e destroyed and the company's propelrty would be guarded. It was further deternlmed that no one should offer violence to any one except in self-defense. There is a sense of relief and quiet since the meeting. A telegram was received from the Ken-tucky side, at Joyce, to-day, offering a large number of men in case help was needed. I he reply was for the men to hold themselves in read inesas m case they wiere called for. Nearly every man present at the meeting had a shotgun or Winchester rifle, besides a re volver. No One Can Nee the Inod. K(roxv.Li,, 'Tenn., July 21.--'he mine trouble is in statn quo and the end no one anu see. Five hundred militiamen have ar rived and are now In camp. lhig.-Gtn. Carnes says he is simply waiting f r orders from GOo. IBuchaan,. The coust.itution and laws of 'Tennessee are peculiar and anomalous. 'Ihe governor of tile state is in doubt as to whether he call order out the military legallyt and it is sure he cannot 1roelaim narttan law throughout thle lin iing regin,. 'To endUdavior to proceed against the uminers civilly would be folly, as the synu:athy of all classes is with the miners and conviction would be almost impossible. T10 A SOUTHERN GENERAL The Unveiling of a Monument to the Memory of Stonewall Jackson. Gen. Wade Hampton Presides and Gen. Jubal A. Early Is the Orator. Impassioned Peroration of an Address |Higlhly lulogistle-Tihe Ntatue and the Unveilling Ceremony. LEXINOTON, Va., July 21.-This is the thirtieth anniversary of the first battle of Manassas, and Lexington, a quiet agricul tural village in which was spent the life. time of Stonewall Jackson, the most picturesque figure in the late confederacy, was brilliant with life and color, while ten thousand strangers assembled within its environs to participate in the exercises incident to the unveiling of tile monument emblematic of the respect and veneration felt for the great soldier. The weather was superb, a fresh cool breeze tempering the rays of the sun. The streets and buildings were appropriately decorated. Beautiful arches extend over Main street and banners with the names of Jackson's different battles printed on them swung within 100 yards of each other across the line of march. On one appears Jackson's noted telegram after the battle of Mc Dowell: "'God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell yesterday." Long streamers of confederate states flags and battle flags, set off with national colors, decorate houses. Lee's mausoleum was covered with evergreens and cut flowers. The statue stands on the eminence of a circle in the center of the city cemetery, on Main street, well set off with giant trees. The sculptor is a Virginian, Edward V. Valentine, who designed the Lee monu ment. It is of bronze, heroic size, and por trays Jackson with uncovered head leaning on his sword and left leg, and looking out upon the field of battle. In his right hand, at his side, is a field glass. The figure is in the full uniform of a confederatelieutenant general. The scabbard of the sword bears the letters "U. B.," a historical fact, as it was modeled from Jackson's own sword. The statue proper measures eight feet and surmounts a granite pedestal ten and a half feet high. Old soldiers who followed Jackson dur ing the war are pleased with the statue. The parade ground of the Virginia military in stitute was the place of formation, under the direction of Gen. Jas. A. Walker, of Myrtle, Va., only surviving commander of tie Stonewall brigade. Members of Gen. Walker's staff occupied the right of the procession. The staff was followed by the Stonewall band, twenty pieces, headina the ltockbridge (Va.) battery, under Col. Wm. Z. P'oague, with the guns of the battery operated under Gen. Jackson at the first battle of Manassas. The guns belong to the Virginia Military institute and before the war the cadets received instruction in their use from the hero of Chancellorsville. The remainder of the procession was made up of survivors of the Stonewall brigade. consisting of the Second. Fourth., Fifth, Twenty-seventh and Thirty-third Virginia regitments, under command of Col. Andrew Jackson Grisby and Col. J. K. Edmonson; the Maryland band and Confederate veterans of the army and navy from Maryland. under (Gen. Brad ley T'. Johnson; various confederate camps and carriages containing Gen. Jubal A. Early, the orator of the day; Gen. Wade Hampton, who presided over the cere monies; Edward V. Valentine, the scullptrr; Mrs. T. J. Jackson, Gen. Rosser, a number of distinguished confederate oflicers, and ladies of the monument comurnitte. The procession first moved to the cam!,us of Washington and Lee university and halted about a platform liandsomely dtler ated. Rev. Dr. H. C. Hopkins, of West V'r ginia, who, as chaplain of the Second Vir ginia regiment, was with Jackson inl nearly all his fights, opened the ceremonies withl prayer. Gen. Wade Hlampton introduced tire orator of the day. Oen. Jubal A. Errl.y and Col. Thomas M. Simmos, who enad two poems entitled, "Stonewall Jackson's W\ay" iand "Over the River." The procession i(e formed as soon as the proceedings at the stand were over and marched to tile cenie tery in which the statuestands. Here little Julia Jackson Christian, front an elevated platform, pulled the cords which sustained the veil over the statue and exposed it to view, while the Riockbridae battery fired a salute. Gen. Earl.'s speech throughout was little more or less than a eulogistic sketch of Jackson's life. He ended as follows: "Lot me conclude by saying, and let every Iron eet-hearted confederate who fought bravely in the war, any, 'If I should ever apologizc for any part or action taken by ime in lrhe war, may the lightning of a righteonus God blast ime from tile earth and may I be con sidered as the spawn of the earth by sill honest men."' The oration was reciveod with tremendous enthusiassu, To Iattle the Alton. CtreAroo, July 21.--The opinion is becom ing general that there are to be imltportaut developments in the fight against the ('hi cago & Alton road. Although Fiuley dte nies that his course has been prompted by any other influenee than his own judgmennt, it is argued by knowing onoe that. his ac tion has been directly in line with the plait to force the Altan into the Western 'Pratlie association. It is understood that the pros ent idea is to extend the boycott to include freight as well as passenger traille. 'lhe purpous seemi to be to close all outlets of the Alton east and west and bottle it uit so it will be unable to do anything but. local business. 'The weak point illn the plan is that It would not deprive the Alton of the power to do mischief, for bIy the wholesale slashing of rates it could prevent other roads from deriving any benleit from heavy ilncrease in tonnage expected to Lmark the remaining months of the year. Interior of Alaska. SEATTEI, July 21.---A letter Ihas been re ceoived from Lieut. Glover. who, with Jack Dalton, started from here last April to ex plore the interior of Alaska. They have found ia trail by which pack horses can be taken ilnto the interior and Lieut. (tlover Rays he finds tlhe interior, fromu the pliition where he writes, an inmlleuse valley thickly clothed with luxuriant grasses. conltainintg deep swift streamis asnd lakes well stocked with fish; tine pasture lands and wild fluils abounid. The winter was seveire, but not no terrible as generally supposed. A Texas Innk. ST. LoUl, Jtune 21.--A private dispatolh from Fort Worth, Tex., says the uMerchants National bank of that place is slosed aInll ili the hans of thoslank sexaminer. Ais'ts. $l,-LK)O,t001i; lialilities. $tHI).(ttl. 'TIle trouble began six Imonllthl ago wllshen there was a heavy withdrawal of deposits, $!...tkh lelnllg taken Olne Iby ftoreign lisan cniompniaies on ae Lount of the alien land ladaw. The bank is nolvent. Iesploesture uiId creditUrs llre fully protected. POUNIDEI) II1M IIARID. Joe ,lllngslwortl Terribly Punlilhed by the "llsuck Insrl." MixnsAarors, July 21.-Joe Elllngswortli, of New York, ex-arnateur and middle weight champion of American, and harris Martin, bettor known as the "Black Pearl," of Minneapolis, fought to a finish to-night under the auspices of the Twin City Ath lttic'club, before a large crowd of spen tators. 'I he fight was for a purse of $1,510). Four-ounce gloves wore used ould each contestant weighred a frl c tion more then 151 pounds. Henry X. Heeley was referee. In the tist round both men sparred for all opening. and Ellingsworth got in a couple of good body blows as time. was called. lu the second Ellingsworth led out with his tight and left, nearly sending the PIearl to the ground. After the exchange of lhalf adozer smart hblows, the Pearl, following an ad vantage, drew first blood from Ellings worths neck, sending him to the ground. A vcionus uppercut in the third. followed with a left lunge, sent Ellingsworth on his b k. A blow behind the left ear sent him d*n again. After an exchange of face ai body blows, a stomach blow sent him down again and before the end of the round he was floored the fourth time by a right-hander. The New Yorker was hardly able to keep his feet in the fourth round. "Throw no the sponge!" "Don't murder the man!" cried the audience, but he was game. 'The Pearl rained blow after blow upon his face and body, sending him to his corner four tames in as many seconds. The fifth was a repetition of the preceding round, EllinrRsworth making but an infant's resistance, while blood flowed from his face. An upper-cut sent him reeling on the floor across the ring. He tried to get up, but fell back just as his seconds threw up the sponge. The "Black Pearl" was practically untouched, while Ellingsworth was badly punished. THERE WILL lIE A FIGHT. The tHall-Fltzslmnnone MIll Pretty Sure to Comne Off. ST. PAUL, July 21.-In ther pugilistic world this city is the center of attraction to-night. There have been rumors without end to-day of warrants and arrests, and much excitement prevailed. The first move this morning of the opponents of the Hall Fitzsimmons fight was a continuation of last night's mass meeting. Over 300 men and women called on Gov. Merriam early with the statement that the law was about to be violated; that they, as citizens, were unable to prevent it, and calling on the governor to see to the law's enforcement. Archbishbo, Ireland, ex-Chief Justice Mc Millan, and others spoke. Gov. Merriam responded that consultation with legal authority had shown that he had no authority to interfere, but would do what was in his power. 'Ihe attorney gen eral informed him that he could issue it proclamation, and this the governor did this afternoon. It recites that it has been called to his attention that a prize fight is to be fought; sets forth the law on the sub ject, and expressly enjoins all officers whose duty relates to the prevention of said offense, etc., to faithfully execute the law and app:ehend any person engaged in violation of the same. bheriff Bean, this evening, said he would consult with the county attorney, and whatever the latter told aim was his legal duty, that he will do. Warrants issued yesterday for the arrest of pugilist Bob Fitzsimmotls and his train ors, Smith and Crrroll, were served late this afternoon. TI'ey were at once taken before Judge Cory and Fitzsinrmouns gave bond in $500 to ke-p the teace. Cai roll and Smith were released on bail, their case beirig continued until Friday. Jim Hall arrived to-,lay but has not been arrested. Notwithstanding the organized and strone opposition to the fight, the club people feel certain to-night that it will come off. The principals will undoubtedly be arrested when they appear in the ring but will give bonds and fight. McCarthy-.Gregai us. SAN FLArNCI:co, July 21.-Alex Gregains was awarded the victory at the end of the twenty-fifth round in his fight with Billy McCarthy to-nigtt before the now Pacific Athletic club. McCarrthy's right arm became useless about the twcn t.ieth round andt the referee would not al low him to continue when lie disroverred it. McCarthy had the best of it all through and twice nearly knocked Gregaiins out, ione in the fifth and eaint in the twelfth round. In the sixth (Gregains fouled .Ic Carthy and when the latter turned l to tl referee Gregains came up behind hin aind knocked hbin down. The refoerer would not allow the foul, and after an ex:tminration of McCarthy by doctors the fight was contin ned. McCarthy inudo a good iight and Gregains could not knock hin out. Declared a Dr)aw, ST. PAUL, July 21.-A crowd to-night witnessed a twelve-round fight betwenot Keomnick and Murphy, for $.100. Broth menl did good work. Murphy was veryv lquick, and had lie been stronger, would lrhave won the fight, which was decided a draw. johnl Sihermalln .tatcs 11 lit They Are to the ,`pernlltolrs, CINCINNAT, July 21.--P'his afternoon, at the close of 'change hours, Senator Sher mlan wits escorted illnt the chitibher of colnnerce. lie was grooted with loud ap planus and a speech call hd for. The tsonu tor, in part, said that all issues of the dat' a:re busiltes 14sules. ",lt' not going to talk politics, but there are issue. which al ppea, to the businuss mttill whither lh Ic dIemn critt or re.blh'iil. ''Ihe mIode of taxation will Ilways causlle dtlfere'lle (f opinion. iand parties will always divide pIllll tihe question of how shall tIOnI'cy ItS raised to sl)ll'pt thle goernllllent. a.d so tlihe mnode of levyingt taxes is of interest to yen all. Now, the cquestion is, is the way we have dlne it a wise one? Tkle tih ques ition of the deOvelopment and pro tlectiotln of Uctucr. 'ei are experi intl ing with the plodutction of sigar bly mloanis oif beet us well as with oI 1t11. 'lthret is the question of tin. \\'We hel ait ,'god denal anbout tin horlns nld the like. \V otle clUlio lbout t;(10,0l.) tons of tinl lnow. 'the til of contnell io is liablot ;tt per cent. itrIt intd thtl questi|in is ti piciduco our otwn tin and wet are exert incttcting toi that end. T'lhere is tho question of recti prooity with nationls, spteclal arrtangen.t ts by which wa c, an git artiutlesi in free whichl we do Ilot produce ourselves by ' rusolrclcty with other llitnlls oil somethlllllg which they ianulot Iprcdlllurec. liurieritcity, lnd anle the questionll of the silver isitie, ttuchtelts the Ipocket of aill, .usn..ss m. n." llttt Itil ol IIthe ('outrct. WAIstNtITiN, July '. 1.-cting Secretary (!handler, of the interior dutparttment, to lnently rc tived a lhtter fromlu Mr. Wood .hllKnii!ht, Itivernside, (lal., calliung attinti ion to the repolrt that the Southernl I'acille Itailroad coi.ncPallly is about to attelupt toi stop the overtlow of lthe 'ciloradto river, which hit frtied ca itlnw luitke ill the ('Wlo: tdo dl ertel , the p liolrty of lhe compll||yll itug jteopardtzed, niit reliesstinttg thIt tiht ,h'Ipartunt interveut in htilt of the im torests of the peoplof soultherint (tIilifornia, wihom it is lprisicntid the new hicdv of water will grantly hbtnefit.. Mir. ('handltr ihas re pliedtt tt thte ticctters referried to are oict withiun the jurisdietiton of the do lartmtent, nd that tishe remiedy of thu pticcct iitg Unlst any taitucl or atitcipated injury fitrl the iopitrationsi of the railroad c",u mcas in pro. BURNED THE L[ANDMRK, The Headquarters Hotel, First Build ing Erected in Billings, Disap pears in Smoke. The Passengor Depot Adjoining Is Also Destroyed by the Flames. Built In 1882 at a nost of $3.,O000-L-os of the Telints-Temilporary (.uatrtors. BrOrions, July 21.--1.pecial.J--About four p. m. an alarm of flire was sounded and Ilames were seen issuing from tire laundry room of the lieadquarters hotel. The building ,being of wood and very dry the flames quickly spread and soon were beyond control. Eight streams of water were turned on and efforts made to save the pas senger depot adjoining, but the heat was so intense that both buildings and numerus outbuildings were soon enveloped in flames and by six o'clock this old landmark was a mnrss of smouldering ruins. A strong northwesterly wind sprang up and cinders ignite.l fi:es in two other parts of town, but were quickly quenched. 'The Headquar)rs hotel was the first building erected in Billings, being engineers' headquarters in construction of the road and with the addition of the Windsor hotel, was built in 1882, The depot was built the same year and afterwards moved across the street to the track. They cost the railroad company $3.5.C00, though probably similar buildings could be built for lees than half that amount. They are fully insured at St. Paul, but the amount is not known here. The hotel was run by W. O. Meagher & Co., whose loss on contents amounting to $7,500, is coy-red by $5,000 insurance. Sn perintendents Larch and Finn both hap pened to be in town this afternoon. It is said that that the former will move the head quarters of the Yellows'one division from Giendive when suitable buildings are erected here. The Western Union telegraph com pany have temporary quarters in the freight depot and express company in a box car. THE FLIaI-FLA316l ER. Gets in His Work on a Deer Lodge Victim in Good Style. GaltresoN, July 21.-[Special. 1-The flim flam game is still in existence. This morning Mi. Patterson, a building contrac tor of Deer Lodge, was making a bargain with a young man named Preachers, who, he supposed, had a well-filled pocket-book, but was a stranger. The stranger asked Mr. Patterson to show him Feom of his plans and trk(e him to some good building location, which Mr. Patterson gladly did. After making the necessary arrangements to start work on the buildings, the two men started for Deer Lodge, when Preachers asked Patterson if he had a ten dollar bill that he did not need for a day or so. Mr. Patterson replied "Yes," ard handed him $10. Preachers boarded a north-bound train at Deer Lodge this after noon. When Patterson's friends told him that the man was ia fake he saddled his pony and followed the train in hot pursuit, but upon arriving at Garrison he was un able to learn the route the crook took, who is still at largo. Patterson returned home, saying he would spend $10 more to meet his man again. Talk of a (:lnas Factory. (GREAT FATLS, July 21.-ISpecial. 1-There is much talk at present regarding the es tablishment of a class factory in Great Falls. It has been proven by an essay of the sand that it contalins all the qualities for thel best grade of glass. The board of trade is in communication with firms in the east that will build ia factory here, provided they receive suitable inducements. A 't'rumor lterinveil. I.viNNirosN, July :21.- i pecial.1]--o-day l)r. Alton, assisted by i)rs. (Campbell and tGreein, removed, a tumor from the I norson of Nrs. Taff, the wife of the Methodist minis ter of this city. It was situated directly over the heart and was itabout as large is iani egg, 'lhe operation was successfully per formed tind to-niight I)r. Alton reports his patient doing well. A Sinll lllac,, Gartr FiTs., July I.--[ 'Special. -A- fire occulrred this evenling inll I small house on 'Third avenun,. south. It destroyed all the furnitlure, :anlti Villllld soon have , spend to other buildings close by had it not te in for the rapid work of the fire department. Fire in the lRepulll. 2Mca.ir'e-err. Milch.., July 21. --Peter P'as ioil, Ia aoi)i (f Sluti. l'iiaoe, nllld hisR . Dower were sul'ocaetl hby sermori ill the [telulillol roin llinl to-day. 'Yorlrg llPilO'll', withll itehree collwlo lilllWetl, 5 wli i i ll No. 7 shaft o asr'ertsiir thle tixt*,islt of the tire waluch be grin yesterday. I he whoh, pltlly were over "t'iiir iiy siicok,'. l'riscioie emlurmuh ,11-i I u.ehel thie sill) h 5woo d'awnui wii and 'oluini l)owier we nllt diowi with f.ur Ieil it 1itd t 'is, IIe. 'lh ,l nsellig iart wa- s ston 1)owir r,,v-ved 1111 w,-rnt leaek a lhltle tind thi, lif'li'ss bodiiit of himnItlf and Pasoll wer'e ctill a'giiln' fiercely arid great diiiuiiige hlis I Ii eu'dy heon doline. 1EV.\NiiII.F, Ind., July 21.-JamoII. W. Spain and wife wiere arrtstedt here chargted with thie eorl ozzleelultt of a large anmouit of miioney fromn Martha lotdge, Knighlts andt Ladies of Honor. Sl'nlin it a past iraidlt :master we keuan of the A. (). I'. W. of this state. lisa wife was trenasutrer of Martha lodege and kent her books for herself. ''The statling is said to have bcen gioing on for over a year. WV. .', T. II. (tlieare. MOUNTAIN LAKE PI'Altr, Md., July 2l.-The eonferoenue otf tihe Wollmna'tta Christian Ttem peralloet union has adjrurned. The follow ilnt oftleors were eteoted for the eliuiung year: 'resident. Mrs. C. It. Ithul, of Evan toin, Ili.t soceretiry, Mrs. Jentnie Me(lur kin, of Michi.:ian; treasurer, Mr,. U. L. C tu. of Baltitimore, Md. Several vice pile idents were also olectted. The Itutelia Hehthen. New YORK. July l.- -The health board to day decided to place the ('hinese leper. ('tn lhop, oiut of the rantge of his washtubs and in aI hospital, where his case will be atudied and future action determined IUutiD. (CONI)I'I'ION OF IRELAND. Ilnlfosr C:lhal.s That It Ilan Vnstly Im proved Utnder HIIs tule. LiONDoN, July 2l.-'l'he intimation made bvy Il;four int the commons yesterday to the alTfct that a local governmenlt bill for Irelanld, biased on the amiillt! lijnes as the English and coItch acts, will be introduced by the governlmenr t t the next session of parliament, is founded oni the fact that Such a ltmosullre will certainly became a part of the government prograimme for the lInext sessioin. DI)lse:usslin of estlinates in parliament have be:en made the occasion for long reviews in the press, in which the inmprovcd condition of Ireland. the fact that agrailliln crime hlts dulinished, that trade has inorena.d, that evictions have bellen lessenedtl ill numllber, that boycotting has altmost ceaed, tlhat the plan of canm paign is almont extinct, and that eiaigra tion hasdocreased. anrh contlllderablytouched upon. During the puat week five of the ii incipal banking corporatiins of Ireland have held annual ineetiigs and declared divi deelnds of one ~c!r cent. The 1titndard, re ferring to this improved condition in Ire land, asserts that the discontinuance of Seubfiidile r·ceitved from the United States is largely ri:H onsiblte for the improvement. "Tenants," thlu Standard adds, "bribed by Amnuricnt dollars, will pirsist in their dis honesti and unlawful conspiracy, but left to face, unaided, the consequence of their criml;nal mistake, flret in one place and then in nnothltr, they have found it neces sary to surriendter, while the humnillating collanlmo of the plan of campaign has given warning as to the worth of the soleman pledges of the agitnatrs. Gladstone has already stated that It is undiniable that the conservatives, in some respects, have a great advantage in undertaking home rule legislation, for when the tories propose rad. ical legislation the lords growl, but they bear it. In the meanwhile the most remarkable feature is the curious reapproacnhment be tween Balfour and the Irish members. The Irish see that tlaeir :arch-opponent is after all human, and that he has qualities of sin cerity and courage not inferior to their own. The change has been on both sides, and Balfour has perhaps learned most. Close of the Council. LOnDsON, July 21.--At this morning's meeting of the International Congrega tional council. Dr. Stinson, of St. Louis, appealed for support for American missions, and referred to the heroic labors of various missionaries. Dr. Clark, of Boston, read a imaper on "Missions," which was followed by remarks upon the same subject by mis sionaries from every part of the globe. The following was adopted: "Whereas, The Chicago fair will be international, this council, as an international body, earnestly appeals tp the authorities to close the fair hunday." Dr. Parker, in his valedictory address, insisted upon the absolute neces sity that Calvary be kept in the forefront of all thoughts and deeds. After singing the doxology. the benediction was pronounced, and the council closed. Bribed Governmlent (tttfeers, OTT.w., Ont., July 21.-Martin P. Con. nelly, formerly bookkeeper for Larkin, Connelly & Co., appeared as a witness to day before the privileges and elections com mittec, .rnd testified that three government inspectors received donations at regular intervals for making itmproper retuins as to the amount of dredging done. This system of bribery was inaug unrated biy Owen E. Murphy and carried on in the manner when Nicholas Connelly be caItI' cashier. Before the sante committee, Mr. Feneon, an elevator manufacturer, of Toronto. testified that he added $8,000 to the price of the work he did in the public works departmental block at Ottawa. so he mtight give ai contractor named Charlebrois the large percentage he demanded. Sailed Fromll all Inland Port. LONDON, July 21.-The now American steel steamer Charles Wetmore, which sailed from Duluth, Minn., the latter part of Juno, arrived at Liverpool to-day. The Wetmore is an inland built steamer, and her cargo. consisting of 95,0(0) bushels of grain, is the first grain cargo shipped from a lake ptort direct to Liverp.ool without being rehandllld. 'IThe route was down tie lakes fromt Duluth, through the Welland canal. down the St. Lawrence river, and mtctross the Atlalitic. lThe success of the vovyage is evidence that the proposition to establitsh direct emtutninicatio: tbetween Euiropenn and other ports and Chicago is entirely feasible. Sued for ills lnu rance. LONDox. July 21.-Judvminit wars given to-day inl the action brought by Mrs. May brick against the insu-iance association to re cov>r .~lU$10,0 insurlance iuponl her hus-. band'a lite. The court decided as sihe Inur dered jer husband she could not recover. MIr. Mavbrick is the American woman con victed a few years ago of ipoioninlg her husband, a well-known Liverpool cotton m. eclhant, land is now servilng a life sein Local Goverlnment for Ircland. LoNnoN, July 1.--D)uring debate on the Irish estimates in the house of commons, Blilfour, chief secretary for Ireland, inti imated that the local governmehint bill for Ireland was based broadly on the anue lines ca thjil Elfuglish aild Scotch acts that wojuld Ibe introduced at the lnext sessionl. II, asked whtejr the bill wouldl hlvus the support of lthe Irish mombere. T. M. Healy salid it would have their support. landed Their ]iouty. Crr.\w, ()nt., July 21.--According to re turnts receiveid jatt the tisheries department, the ntlllljber of setlskins secured by the British Columbitja flet in the waters of lirring sen, up to Jjunje l(t. was 17.800. The skitns hve beenj saferly ltIanded at Victoria. 'l'The owners thlis year took the precautjion to seid up it vessel early jI tIhe month for tile purpose of collecting the catch from differ out schoonllers. No Public SN'laital Yet. PARIS, July 21.--'rhe report that Mrs. James Brown Potter had hoon divorced front Mr. Potter and had lmarried actor Kyrle Iellew, is declared by the lady's parents, who are in this city, to be untrue. 'They threaton to bring action for criwinal libel against the authors of the report. To Ioin thle Cruiser. I,ON.oN, July 21.--A dispatcll to the Tiumes from Lisboll says the Chilian cruiser Errazurii is expected there. The French giuninets and Spanlsh sjailors have arrived here to join her. Foreign Flashes. A ukase is being prepared that foreigners doing hiuslnesa n n Russia \\ ho fail to becoule naturalized citizens within live years will be expelled front the country. Dom Pedro, ex-emtperor of Brazil, is very ill at Vichy. lie recently met with all ao cident, sustaining injury to one ef his feet, which was followed by Rangrene. Slavin and Mitchell reappeared Monday eveoning in a boxing contest in Liverpool. Slavin received an ovation. There was " host of London sports present. The ez. hibitiou was a weuk one. Ex-Queen Natalie, of Servia. roeently ex pelled from that country, is suing her hue.. band, Ex-King Milan, in the courts oa Paris, where he now resides, for 3,000,000 francs, which she claims is a portion of her personal property.