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So Editor McKnight Gave the
Printers the Articole Reflecting
on Butte.
He Befuesa to Divulge the Name
of the Old "Mon
'threatened With Prison, But Given Till I
eo-Night to Tell-No Strictures on
the Judge Intended.
Tnrrs, July 23.-[Rpecial.]-There was a
large crowd in the district court room at
seven o'clock this evening when the case of
contempt was called in which Editor J. A.
McKnight, Business Manager George E.
Boos and City Editor F. It. Bowie are the
defendants. United States District Attor
ney Weed appeared as counsel for the de
fendants. Messrs. Boos and iBowie were
first examined and on its appearing that
they knew nothing about the matter, the
case against them was dismissed. Mr. Mo
KJnight was then put on the stand. "I am
the writer of the article," he said, in an
swer to the first question asked.
"Who was your informant for the matter
contained in the article?" asked Attorney
"It did not come from any individual."
"Then, it was a pure fabrication?"
"No, sir; it was a composite article. I
talked with a number of Hlelena people
generally on the matter, and the article was
the result of several expressions of opinion
that I had heard."
"Who was your informant?" repeated At
torney Campbell.
"The information given me was in pri
vate conversation, and I don't feel at lib
erty to tell who they were. It would be
unprofeessional to mention the gentleman's
game. The gentleman I refer to made re
marks which formed the basis for a portion
of the article. When he spoke of the mat
ter to me I remarked that it would make a
good news story. He said if I published
it not to use his name, and I promised not
to use his name."
"What is his name," persisted Mr. Camp
"The name of that gentleman I will not
be able to give as I do not think the por
tion which gives offense is the portion that
he told me."
"Give the name of the party."
Attorney Weed interposed, stating that
the conversation had been private. Judge
MaHatton inquired what portion of the
article the conversation formed the basis
"That portion," replied Mr. McKnight,
"which refers to the fact that republicans
and democrats together voted to retain
Judge McHatton in office."
"State all the conversation you had on
that point." said Judge MoHatton.
"I wish to say right here," said Mc
Knight, "that nobody connected with the
Davis will case gave this conversation or
any part of it. This man said to me that
no doubt republicans and democrats had
combined to have McHatton retained, be
caused they believed he would take the
Butte view of the Davis case."
"Was that all the conversation on which
the article was based?"
"No. it was a composite article. It was
"No, it Was a composite article. It was
made up front various sources. The
'deadly bias' referred to was an expression
that I heard Col. Ingersoll use in the court
room. I wrote the paragraph just to give
a general idea of the feeling existing."
"Who was it said that no judge or jury
could be obtained in Silver Bow county
who would give the case a fair trial."
"I thought," said the witness, "that that
had no bearing on anybody in particular. I
did not intend to give any offense."
Mr. Campbell then referred to the edi
torial published last Sunday and asked who
wrote that article.
"I wrote it myself. It is the same as arti
eles published all over the country."
"Who wrote the headlines on the article
on the telegraph page?"
"I wrote the headlines and I wrote the
"I now ask," said Mr. Campbell. "that
the court instruct the witness to state the
name of the person denominated an 'old
Attorney Weed said: "There is no law or
court on earth that can compel a betrayal
of confidence, a private conversation, made
in a private capacity and not for purposes
of publication."
The court ruled that the witness must
answer the question, saying that had the
gentleman who made the statement re
quested that it be not published it would
have been different, but he had only said:
"If you publish it don't use my name."
"The gentleman was not desirous of my
printing it." said the witness. "I wrote it
in a thoughtless manner and it would be
wrong to give his name."
"Did you not infer from what he said
that there was a serious charge in it?"
"I did not."
"What did this moan mean by the exproes
lion 'the lButte view?'"
"I don't know."
"Then you as editor of the Helena Jour
nal were giving expression to views in your
paper that you really did not know the na
ture of."
"I did not think there was any offense in
the views."
"Why didn't you inquire what the term
'Butte view' mneat?"
"Because I d;dn't think it meant any
thing in particulir."
"Why didn't he want his name mentioned
if there was no offence?"
"Because he is a modest man and don't
like his name to be in the pal er. I have
only been in Helena since last September
and I have no feeling in the matter my
The judge now inquired of the witness
the name of his informant.
"I wish to consult my attorney first,"
said Mr. McKlnihlt.
After consultation with his attorney the
witness said: "While I don't wish to offend
the court or provoke it any way I must de
cline to give that gentleman's name."
Judge MoHattom said: "'The gentleman
who furnished this information did so at
his peril. There is no barrier of secrloy to
prevent inquiry as to whether he is guilty
of contempt. 'This coou t does not indulge
in personal feelings but requires and de
mands investigatotn."
"M there is any contempt," said Mr.
Weed, "it is in the publication of the arti
cle, not in the private expression of it."
"I shall refuse to answer the question,"
said Mr. McKnight, "until I obtain the
gentleman's permission."
"Then I shall c3mmlt you until you do TI
answer it," said the judge.
It was agreed that the defendant should
have time in which to consult the "old
Mr. Oampbell'read the editorial published
in last Sunday's Journal headed "That
Contempt Case." and stating that the lib- A
erty of the press of Montana is in danger,
and intimating that methods of Irish courts
are being transferred to Montana. He also
read the telegraphic account of last Satur
day's proceedings. Both articles were
"Do you think there is anything offensive
about those articles?" inquired Mr. Me-
Knight in a surprised manner.
"I am not commentingon that," said Mr.
Mr. Weed then took the witness in hand
and to him Mr. McKnight said that he did
not consider there was anything offensive
in the artiele. He said he had studied it
over sentence by sentence with the best
grammarians in Montana and they could
find nothing in it offensive to any
court. He said further that he
published it as a news item, not as
an editorial. He admitted that on reading
the article the second time he thought it
might possibly offend the republicans of
Silver Bow county, but had no thought that
it would offend anyone else. The boys were
yelling for copy, so he sent it to the
Judge McHatton then propounded a few
questions to the witness: "What do you
understand by a news item?"
"There are several different kinds of I
news. One kind is gossip. I have endeav
ored to inaugurate on the Journal a column
of this stuff, called 'The Man About Town.' t
All editorial opinion is carefully eliminated
from this column."
"Does news represent fact or fabrica
tion ?"
"In a strict sense news is an account of
what happens."
"Do you consider that this happened?"
"This was not strictly news. It was
"Did you believe it to be true?"
"Oh, I thought it likely that the two par
I ties might have combined to re-elect you?"
"Have you any knowledge of what is gen
erally known as justice and equity in courts?
Do you know that the judge is supposed to
rule according to law and equity and not
according to personal prejudice?"
"Certainly. Now I think it over, I can
see how the article might be construed
in an offensive sense. But I had no such
intention. I wrote it in a great hurry."
S "How do you now consider the article?"
e "I think it is altogether too general in all
e respects to reflect on any particular court
a or judge."
"Do you think from your consideration of
the matter that this charge contained in
a your article, that there could not be ob
n tained in this county a fair judge or jury
does not charge improper justice on the
n judge of this court and give the impression
that the judge is prejudiced?"
"Had I intended any stricture on the
e judge I would have put it in the editorial
r column as double-leaded matter instead of
, in the gossip column."
d "You think you are the injured person in
this matter?" asked the judge.
e "I do not."
The case was then continued until to
h morrow night to give Mr. McKnight time
to ascertain whether he will divulge the
name of his informant.
The Farmers' Alliance Judge In Kansas
Lectureid by His Superiors.
TOPEKA, Kan., July 23.-The supreme
court this evening took up the case against
G. W. McKay, Farmers' alliance judge of
Harper county, for contempt of court. O.
C. Hooker and J. D. N. Radley, his conn
sellers, were made defendants with him. It
appeared to the court that Judge McKay
was acting under a misapprehension
of law. Each of the defendants stat
ed he did not intend contempt and
would hereafter implicitly obey the orders I
of the court. Judge Horton was emphatic
in his order, in which he said: "The case
will be continued until September and if
the orders of this court are not obeyed, we
will teach the people, whether district judge
or private individual, that the state of
Kansas through its court, receives proper
respect and its ordels proper observance."
It Will Be Composed of the Best Men of
That City.
Hon. D. A. Cory received a letter yester
day from Joe. Garnean, Jr., of Omaha,
which confirms the published reports con
cerning the proposed excursion of Omaha
busigess men to Helona. Mr. Garnean says
Mr. lirnes, of the firm of Blake, Brues &
Co., wholesale druggists, is the chairman
of the boaid of trade committee having the
matter in charge. Already a numberof the
representative business .men of that city
have signified their intention of joining the
party, so that the committee count on hav
ing two private cars and ia diner.
Mr. Garneanu has not been in n Helena
since the old staging days. but he promises
himself a pleasant time when the excursion
Helena will give the excursionists a cor
dial reception and active co-operation in
the work of inducing the Burlington to
hurry the work of building to the capital
Rloyal Arch Miasons.
MINNEArOLis, July 23.-The General
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons this
morining elected Joseph Horner, of New
Orleans, general grand high priest; deputy
high priest, George L. McCahan, lIaltimore;
king, It. C. Lemmon, Toledo, ().; scribe,
James W. Taylor, Luthervillo, G,:.; treas
urer, Daniel SMrlker, IHistinges Mich.; re
corder, C. G. Cox, lll|ffalo, N. Y.; captain,
A. G. Pollard, Lowell, Mases.; principal so
jolrner, F. K. D)yas. Paris. Ill.; royal arch
captain. Williamn C(. Swayno, Milwaukee.
It was decided to hold the next convention
at Topeka. Kanu., in July, 1!)4. The (ion
eral Grand Council, Royal Arch Masons,
will also be hold there nl the time.
Iast of the .hcrny Hrlbery C.ues.
NEw ()at.LIANs, July 2:1.-The last of the
jury bribery cases came up this morning.
It was the case of Emil lBagonetto, accused
of attempting to bribe D)ave IoIhnave. The
unse wis given to the jury this afternoon.
After an hour's deliberation, a verdict of
not guilty was returned.
A Mnlliater's OIfense.
Eatr. Pa., July 25.--Rev. Henry F. Suther
land, of the llazleton M. E. church, wits
convicted to day in the United States con t
upon the charge of sending obsoene matter
through the malls.
The Helena Horse Takes Three
Straight Heats at the Mis
soula Meeting.
A Jockey Warned That He Must
Ride His Mount to Win
a Race.
Outcome of the Contests at Chicago. Brigh
ton Beach, Jerome Park, Saratoga
and Other Places.
Mrssour.A, July 28.-LSpeclal.1-The sec
ond day of the races has been as much a
success as its predecessor. The weather
and condition of thu. track were all that
could be desired. Over 700 people were in
attendance. Nothing oconrred to mar the
day's sport excepting that before the sec
ond half-mile dash Murly, Blue Dick's
jockey, was reprimanded and warned that
if the horse was not ridden to win both
jockey and owner would be suspended from
the track. The notable event was the win
ning by Contractor, a Helena horse, with
three straights, of the 2:23 trot.
Half mile run-Oregon Eclipse won,
April Fool second, Bob Wade third.
Time, :48.
Pacing, one mile.
Turk Franklin.............................1 1 1
', lst'llo .................... ................2 2 2
llrilliantine................................. 3
'inmo. 2:22%. 2:21%. 2:22.
Trotting, one mile: 2:21 clans.
Contractor...........................1 1 1
Stevn hipple ............................ 2
Katie S.... . ....2 3
b lvrer How ................................ 4
Time, 2:21, 2:21, 2:23H4.
Half mile dash-Diavolo won, Blue Pick
second, Widgefield third. Time, :40%.
Half mile dash for 2-year-olds-Annie
Moore won, Livingaton second, Rose Mary
third. Time, :50M.
Racing at Chicago.
CrmrcAoo, July 283.-Cloudy, track fast.
Six furlongs-Koko won, Fremont second,
Rouser third, Time, 1:16.
Mile-Lord Lonsdale won, Zeke Hardy
second, Ira E. Bride third. Time, 1:43'.
Six furlongs-Odrey won, Roi d'O. sec
ond, Somerset third. Timne, 1:15,.
One and one-sixteenth miles-E-nest
Race won, Brandoletto second, Loneshore
third. Time, 1:48S.
Nine-sixteenths mile--Olie won, Deceiver
second, Ulster third. Time. :59.
Seven furlones-Starter Caldwell won,
Rosa second, Bill Nye third. Time, 1:29X.
Hawthorne races. Six furlongs- Phil
I Dwyer won, Minnie second, Buokhound
t third. Time, 1:17M.
Mile and one-.sixteenth-Brookwood won,
SSilver Lake second, Tenteen third. Time,
SMile-Dungarvon won. Ella Blackburn
- Second, Bell third. Time, 1:45.
y Mile and one-eighth-Gov. Adams Won,
3 Insolence second, St. Albans third. Time,
Five furlongs-Little Billy won, Willow
brook second, C. L. Brown third. Time,
a 1:038.
Horse Haven Races.
SARATOoA, July 23.-The racing season at
Horse Haven opened to-day under most
auspicious circumstances. The weather
was fine, the attendance large and the bet
ting lively.
First race, introductory scramble. purse
$600, five furlongs-La Tosca won, Bolero
second, Ponnvroval third. Time, 1:02.
Betting: La Tosca, one to six, Bolero out.
One and one-eighth milef-Eon won,
Judge Morrow second, Text third. Time,
Mile and a half-Vallera won, Hoodlum
second, Silver King third. Time, 2:49.
Four furlongs-Zorling won, Promenade
second, Tom Tough third. Time, :39+4%.
Seven furlongs-Calcium won, Saunders
second, Snowhall third. Time, 1:309.
Brighton Beach tacers.
BRIOl*TON BEACi, July 23.-Cloudy, track
fast. Six and ahalf furlongs-Minnie won,
Jane second, Clark third. Time, 1:23,
Five furlongs-Dr. Bill won, Queen d'Or
second, Lillie third. Time, 1:04.
Seven furlongs-Flavia won, Monterey
second, Vagabond third. Time, 1:29.
Mile-Dead heat between Tanner and
Rov or, Rambler third. Time, 1:4321. On
the tunn-off Tanner won. Time, 1:44?j.
. Mile and one-sixteenth--Tulle Blacaburn
won, Banquet second, King Hazen third.
Time, 1:48i4.
Five furlongs-Airshaft won, Couut seo
ond, Vocalite third. Time, 1:02".4.
Seven furlonas--Lithbort won, l1'triover
second, Ralston third. Time, 1:31;x.
At Jerolme Pars.
JesaoatM PARK, July 23.--Track fast.
Handicap, mile and one-sixteenth-May
Win won, Long Dance second, Kingmcaker
third. Time, 1:53.
Nine furlongs--Kildeer won, Nolly lily
second, Reckon third. Timeno, 1:59.
Harvest handicap, mile and a quarter
Demsuth won, ltaoeland second. \Yeostcheter
third. Time, 2:11.'.
lHandieca, six furlongs-Fremont won,
Aoilojam second, lUaponny third. Time.
Handicap, six furlongs-8ilvor Prince
won, My Lass second, Orachen third.
Time, 1:1814.
Five furlongs-Sirrocoo won. DIaisy
second, l'atrooles third. Time, 1:02.4.
SAnAToOA, N. Y., July 3.--This was the
opening day of the Saratoga Racing associ
ation meeting. The wind blew a hurrl
Five furlongs-La Tosen won, Bolero sec
ond, P'ennyroyal third. Time, 1:02.
Mile and ono-eighth-hEonu won, Judge
Morrow second, 'T'ext third. 'ime, 1:ist
Mile end one-half-Vallera wonll, Iodlum
second, Silver King third. 'Iiume, 2:48.
Illulf-mlle-Zorrllig won, Promonllad: o seco
ond, 'Tom T'ough third. Time, 49 .i.
Soven furlongls - .(leinat won, .1 akIt
Saunders secomnd, Snowball third. Tune,
St. P'aul.
ST. PAUL, Minn., July '..J.-Milo-Yalo '91
won, (luido second, Iore third. 'lime,
Mile and one-eighth--rake Notice won,
Prince Fortunatus second, Iunsimness third.
Timue, 1:5i99.
Five furlmonc-Carlmad won, Tatlhien
seo'nmd, Lillian Beatrice third. Tune,
Mile and seventy yards-lIillian lindsay
wpn, l'oPilheus second, Billy l'inkorton
third. Timei, 1:401i.
Six furlouge -Annoyan wonl, Judge
Hughies secoud, Minnie L. third. 'lime,
Only O)tle IlHa,.
DI)zTror, Mlch, July LlS.--uin prevented
all but one heat of the 2:30 trot. l'ri.ce
Hogarth came in first, 'llot H. second. Lit
tle Albert third, Lucy L. fourth. Time,
The Liverpool Cup.
Lonoxw, July 23.-The race for the Liv
erpool cup, one mile and three furlongs. J
weea won by Rathbeal, St. Benedict second,
Barnaby third.
The Home Club Mentioned First In the
Record Here Printed. r
circA ocUIUTJ15ss.
Oleveland 6, Pittsburg 4.
Chicago 2, Cincinnati 4.
New York 4, Philadelphia 5.
Boston 8, Brooklyn 6.
Columbus 8, Louisville 6.
Washington 1, Boston 6.
Cincinnati 4, Bt. Louis 7.
'Athletics 8, Baltimore 2.
A Thousand Dollars to nund a Match With
Frank Slavin.
New YOlK, July 23.-Charley Johnson, of
Brooklyn, on behalf of John L. Sullivan,
called at the Herald office to-day and de
posited $1,000 to bind a match with Frank
tlavin for the championship of the world, t
the money to be held until September 1,
for klavin or his backers to cover.
The Trouble at the Tennessee aines Over I
for tile lPrelset. t
NASHVILTE, Tenn., July 23.-The miners'
committee which went to Coal creek to-day 1
to communicate Gov. IBuchanan's decision
to the men reached their destination at
noon. A maess mooeeting was immediately
held and the spokesmen of the committee
detailed their conferences with the gover
nor and the results thereof. They said the
committee had received concessions, and in
their opinion the men ought to make some.
This did not meet with anything like uni
versal satisfaction, but the implicit confi
dence the mminers have in their leadgrs was
shown by the unanimous vote to accept the
report of the committee on resolutions. 'The
gist of the resolutions was that the convicts
should return to the mines, the miners
guaranteeing they would not be molested.
The militia will be ordered home. ,'ixty
days will be allowed to convene th3 legisla
turek during which time no convict shal be
molested and no property shell be de
stroyed, and the miners, if necessary, will
plade guards to see the promises are kept
good. The miners' committee returned to
Kndxville this evening to confer with the
govp nor.
The conference with the governor this
eveoing lasted three hours and ended with
out $atisfactory results. Governor Buch
anah declined the consider the prooosition
for the armistice on the ground that it
would be an implied compromise with vio
lators of the law.
A Convict Killed.
K~oxvrrre, Tenn., July 23.--Ear!y this
morning Anderson Harris, a convict em
ployMd -by the lanozvilie Iron company, was
kiilled Iy Guard J. A. Duncan. Harris
stohithily approached George Torbett,
arother gssayd, and commenced to choke
-him. Dugcan ordered Harris to desist.
He not heeding the order Duncan fired kill
ing him almost instantly. Much excite
ment prevails in the convict headquarters.
It was evidently a scheme among the con
victs to make i break for liberty. When
Harris was shot another convict who had
started to assist him choke Torbett fled
I back to his comn des.
The Farmers Combine to Corner Their
Own Wheat Product.
ST. PAUL, July 23.-St. Paul has been
made the boeadquarters of the national
movement by the United Farmers' alliance
to corner the entire wheat crop of the
country. At No. 317 Wabasha street for
several days, a large forde of employes have
been engaged in sending out circulars with
the view of having all classes of farmers
keep back their wheat croo until prices
have been advanced to ia hi;;h point. The
plan is to unite the farmers inr a gigantic
wheat trust in which the producers thall be
the stookholders, and by which speculators
and the wheat buyers will be squeezed to
the wall. George M. Muller, a prominent
alliance man, is at the head of the move
ment. The wheat crop of the United States
for 1891 is estimated at 500,(000,(K) bushels.
The promoters of the farmera' trust be
lieve four-fifths of this can be hold back by
the grower from four to eight weeks. by
which time, it is thought. prices will have
gone skyward. Cir-ulars have already been
sent to the secretairies of the alliances in all
the wheat growing states.
The Alliance Cireonulrs einu Sent Out by
the Thousands.
WAsmaNGTON, July 23.-H. W. Ayer, secre
tary to President Polk, of the Farmers' al
liance and manager of the "l'eform Press
Bureau," says the work of sending out cir
oulars designed to show the farmers of the
country it is to their advantage to hold
back tihe wheat crop, was actively proceed
ing in this city Ots well as St. Paul. Ayer
says that already 40th,000 of thrse circulars
have been sent out f;onl Washington and
durine the next fuew days an aiveratno of 100,
th1) a day will be mailed until miore than at
mnillion circulars altogether are isasue.
The circular will also be publihibed iin hout
'.000 weekly papers with wlich the bureau
is connected. lrhe information that the
i:sue of such a circular by trhe allia:nee II no
wasi in contemplation became public pire
maturely about two weekr ang., when the
circular in course of poeplration waSi ul
lished in the nowspope'r. The filnail Io
cosion to issuo the circulars had not at that
tmun. baen raocheld, but it has sinre been
deterlmined upoln.
T'le Fatl Result of II I'rize Fight to
Nottle aI I)l. lp te.
MoxiNO.tnEL. C-rY, I'n.. July lv2.--tarry
lloyd and ,lholi Mlyfor d, living at lihck
DIiamond. quarreleed several days iagro. It
was decidedi to-day to tight it out in the
prize ring. Thue mienl tietoptnted by
friends, pitched il ring and stripetd for rt
bare knuckle contest. lhrer terrible romAnds
were fought. at the i end ofi which lith w ere
blreding pror:nel|. VWhen the tlur ciri e
irup for the fourthl Iullldt, Iliyd. sreirllg an
opelnintlg, rushedl inll n tdeliver *la t lronnlll
doumt blow on MyforId's ntark, just over the
jneular. Myfford staggered ib ek few st;Irps
and tell to the geroanid insionsrl. he died
died an lrrour later. Ioyd ca nit to this city
and surrendered himself.
Ilinuittonus 5'ltllopit (Auofoe.
WVAsnuiNor.i, July 23. -'lhe bureau of
Amerioan rpuolliocs has receivedl inforlna
aion from (iuatetitlri that tih cioTfee har
vest will rneh 7t|)0,tkh quittals, rnprtesnt
ilng $1,itIIJ,0I0). I h ha vest will
bie i),0et..llt hags this yea', as comnpared
with 4,2K00,tt) bags a yoear ago.
Mins on tire.
('tlevie.NNIe, Wyo., July 23.--The mines of
the Douer C.reek Coal conlmpatny at (Green
LRohk asu oiu ire. It has been decided to
Iluod them.
Joe Clancy, of Billings, Murdered
in His Own Saloon by
a Tramp.
Round-Up of the Hobo Element
by Indignant Citizens Is
News Froum Great Falls-A lig Irrigation
Schlemne-Method lis Conertermce-A
Minister Jiadly Burned.
]IILLINOH, July1.---jlpecial.)--About five
o'clock this afternoon Joseph Clancy was
foully murdered in his saloon on Minnesota
avenue by a tramp whose name is unknown.
From what can be bgathered the tramp was
noisy and quarrelsome, and Clancy mildly
remonstrated with him, whereupon the man
picked up a heavy mallet used for tapping
beer keps and stnck Clancy on the left
temple, knocking him down and finishing
his work with another violent blow upon
the back of the prostrate man's head. He
then went to the till and, inding no money
there, demanded money from a bystander
named Wrn. Quinn. Quinn says he gave
the fellow 75 cents, when he ran out the
back door of the saloon. Quinn then went
behind the bar and got his rifle, and
following the tramp, held him up until the
marshal came and arrested him. Dr.
Chapple was called, but found Clancy dead.
Clancy was a quiet, inoffensive man about
50 years old, and a widower. He leaves two
little boys. Public feeling runs high
against the hobo element, who are pretty
numerous, and a tramp roundup is on the
programme, as the excitement is intense.
'his town has been overrun by tramps and
hard characters for the east month. Last
week a woman was assaulted for refusing
to furnish a couple with food. An inquest
is being held to-night.
Big Irrigation i.eheme-Metlhodist Con
forence-Gallagler Murder Case, Etc.
GREAT FALLs, July 23.--[Special]-The
Sun River Irrigation company was incor
porated to-day. The company is to build a
dam twelve feet high and 400 feet long
across San river at Priests rapids, about
thirteen miles from the mouth of Sun river.
This will create a reservoir holdinr 40,000,
000 gallons. A ditch canal twenty feet at
the top and twelve feet at the bottom will
extend from the dam on either side of the
river, and from this more than 17,000 acres
land that is now arid, can be cultivated.
The Montana Methodist conference,
whose jurisdiction extends over Montana
and Idaho, and conatisting of more than
forty delegates will meet in Great Falls
July 30. It is very important gathe ing of
the representatives of the church and will
be presided over by Bishop Bowman, of St.
Louis. Dr. Hoock, of New York, of the
board of missions, Dr. Spencer, of Phila
delphia, Dr. Ilff, of Salt Lake City, and
other noted representatives of the church
in other states will be here.
The preliminary trial in the Gallagher
murder case was held in Judge IRace'scourt
to-day. The testimony of several witnesses
was given, which showed that both Galla
gher and his victim had been drinking and
that he beat the woman he called his wife;
and the cause of death was hemorrhage of
the brain, brought about either by alcohol
ism or the blow on the head. The case will
be continued to-morrow.
The county bonds, amounting to $P30,000,
were sold at a premium to-day to A. E.
Dickerman, cashier of the First National
bank, and Will Hanks, president of the
Merchants National bank. 'I he bonds bear
seven per cent and run twenty years, with
the privilege of paying after ten years.
Ex-Gov. Edgeton, who has been spend
ing some time in Great Falls, left this
morning for the National park in company
with his daughter, Mrs. It. I'. Rolfe.
Rev. E. J. Stanley Ilurned While Fighting
Fire lu His II niome.
STiVWNaSVILLE, July 27.-fSpecial.-lterv.
E. J. Stanley, editor of the Montana Metho
diet, wais badly burned about the face, head
and hands, while engaged i tfighting fire at
this home, near Corvallis, on the evening of
the 25th. The lire originated upstairs in
the bedroom of the hired girl and wits
caused by her leaving a candle burning
near and underneath a hanging dress,
which, in her temporary absonce, caught
lire. The alarm was quickly raisald and
through the heroic efforts of those present
and the lnear neighcllbora, the flatuls wr e
suppressed witlhltit doing mluch more dlall
ago u han dosroying tile furnituri e, clothlr,
ocl., of the room. Medicall ai wias quickly
obtainoed to attantl to thu it ed of Mr. Stan
icy, who received his isburns through t rying to
light the lire in the lining of the room over
head. Whilst he is at present aontined to
his bed, and the injury hlie has received mutay
prove setrious, yet it is hoped that his rIecov
ery will bie rapid, and that, his faict will nit
be badly disligured. It is very queLstioable,
however, whether he will be aible to attetnd
the forthcoming session of the Monttana
itnlnual conferetnce of thle Metlhodist Epis
coptul church, outh, to be hold in lteleoa
eomittultutoiig oit the 29Lth.
ilies irtelit llggilts Mlistalks strylllinei
for is air'glie % ith Fiital Ilem its.
Missoat i t, July 23.- ISpecial. --Hlen
Iligglis, the oldeat sister of ilot. F. 1.
IIiggtms, before retiring at 9 30 to-night,
took by mistalke it a lirge dose of st ryehline
anid shortly ifter wcent into coul
vulqiostt. l)rs. Mtc'ullough andti Parsons
were ctaltld. but shel died in less thant half I
iIl hIour after the dose was titiaken. Shie hd
been troubled with sore throat and for a
remedy wits using chlorate of potashtli
its it gargle. Two bottles were on
It shelf together and she took
the poison for the potash. Mnss ituggins
wits it younlg lady of mutch promiste, andIl
about 15 years of Ito. It is but It few
months inies ler brother, J. It. Iliggins,
tnuet his death fromt It slnilar aeoident, t.td
it is feared thllis second blow will be more
than the unother can bear.
Ietl UIdler thise Wheels.
M ISutotrl.i, uI ly 29.-I Slpecial". l-At about
five o'cloik this llolingl Leopold Dickmnan,
ireuwan on switch enugin No. 78, was ran
ver and almost instantly killed by hbi own
nuino. It appears from the evidence
iven at the coroner's inquest
hat while the engine was backing down on
le main track to the stock yards Dickman
assed around to the rear of the tender on
ie footboard and then slipped and fell
ndor the wheels.
tIorrible Scenes in Paris Over Two Corn
ing Executions.
PAimr, July 28.-HIorrible scenes have
eon witnesseod the past week on and about
he Place de Ia Roquotta, where criminals
ire executed by the guillotine. Crowds of
he lowest of the low have asnembled there
-very evening and passed the night in the
vicinity eagerly waiting to witness the oxe
aution of the murderer, lleland, and his ac
complice, Dore. O(n Slturday morning a
large crowd gathered about the place in ex
pectation of sersnrg the execution, which
was postponed on account of the marriage
of Executioner Diebler's non. Since that
tiiur, Honday morning excepted, voyous and
their consorts, as well as a certain number
of people of the better class have gath
ered each morning about the pris
on and the execution place, sing
ing, shouting, fighting and using
profane langunnge. 'I hi morning the crowds
were more r.otous anid otherwise, offensive
than usual. Coneoquehnttiy the police were
compelled to charge thoeI, making many
arrests and somewhat clearing the air of
the neighborhood. (argotten. cages and
other public resorts in the neighborhood
have throughout the week been doing a
booming business as a result of this blood
thirsty expectancy and when the police had
cleared the streets, the officers had another
quite as lively task clearing out the most
disorderly of these drinking places. Here
again many arrests were made and hideous
drunken men and women, yelling and fight
ing. were escorted to the police station, soil
-ing the very air through which they passed
by the horrible language with which they
profaned the surroundings.
The Vatican Adheres n to the Republie De
spite the Monarchists.
ROME, July 23.-In connection with the
reception accolded Monday to Manager
Ferrate, the new papal nuncio at Paris. by
President Carnot, and the nuncio's an
nouncement that he hoped to draw closer
the ties existing between the vatican and
France, it is learned that prior to his de
narture from Rome Ferrata had a long con
ference with the pope and Cardinals Itom
polla and itotelli. As a result of these
conferences he must have mapped out a
line of conduct for application in France
on the republican policy of Cardinal La
Vigerle. The vatican is absolutely decided
in spite of the threats and persuasions of
the monarchists, to continue the pol
icy of adhesion to the republic
in order to restore France to
religious and political pacification.
A renewal of the triple alliance will only
give strength to this evolution, which will
marm a new departure in the international
ecclesiastical policy of the holy see. 'The
Irogramnme of Ferrata will consist in apply
ing this principle to the constitutional
right party of M. Pibu in the chamber of
deputies; second in prevailing upon the
bishops and the clergy to make a solemn
act of adhesion; and, thirdly to constitute
a vast Catholic union in the country out
side of the old dynastic tarties. The vati-
can wishes above all that the monarchial
parties should not meddle in the move
The Commissisoners Given a IReception by
Lord Salisbury.
LONDON, July 23.-United States Minister
Lincoln to-day presented the World's fair
commissioners from Chicago to Lord Salis
bury. The British premier expressed oloas
are at meeting the commissioners and in
quired into the prospects for the comple
tion and preparations of the fair. Lord
Salisbury added that the queen had as
sented to the appointment of a royal com-
mission for the purpose of supervising the
British exhibit. He added that the names
of the British commissioners would soon
be gazetted. Ex-('ongressman Butterworth
on behalf of the United States commission
era retulned thanks for the prompt action
of the British government in accepting the
invitation of the United States. After
some further infiomal conversation, Lord
Salisbury invited the United States com
missioners to attend a garden party at Hat
field Ilouse. Sir (eorge Chubh, director of
the naval exhibition. entertained the
United States comumissioners at a dinner
Jack trie Ripper In Marseilles
i'Aris, July 23.-Two murders similar in
charactor to those ascribed to "Jack the
tipp.r,'" have been committed in Mar
seolles within a week. A ruan giving all
Itsaliant nallle twice took rooms accompanied
iby a w\olllmal. and in each case the woman
wi:s afterwards found murdered, having
been stirulled atnd then mutilated. A let
ter sent to thie police stated that these orimes
were the boletiting of a series.
DISARM E) AT 'i'li1 E D)OOR.
IHow Troluble Wi.I Prlevented at it Pre
Illtlniary Trial In lin Klunas.
Aituti.otN, Kau., July 23.-At the prelimin
ary trial of Jalnes Itrennon for the ki lling
sof Sltnmuld Wood, defendanrt wias held with
out bail to await the action of the grand
jury. A larue deleeation of Col. Wood's
friends, headed by J. E. 'l'ho:nas and armed
to theo teeth, wire in town when the caste
was ablout to be onl ed.. These men, arnned
with Winchester riles, wore stationed at
tlle door of the school house where the
trial was held, anid tas the crowd tpassod in
it, each maIl wits examuiohed and disarmed.
tihree muett with W\Vinchesttrs were oni gualrd
i!l the cooust rloolt durimil the hearing. The
precaut ions takenU precluded t he possibility
of trouble anld thItre was lino demuonstration
of aniy kind iuntde.
"liltn' saeossl litr'loclorI Those.
I'cTrrevll.t:, l'sa.. July 23.-Six school
diieltors of East Norwegian township were
arressted to-day oni the charge of issuing
fraudulent orders and appropriating to
their own use the molnlley received therefor.
It is also lanlmud the directors
levietd oit the teachers, making
tmi pay from five to iffteenl
dolibtars fio their appointments, and a por
tiIon elach illonlth of their salaries. It is
clinmsted that iin the case of Lizzile Higgin.,
one of the directors muadO her mother
pay hist a small amount each
month, threatening that otherwise the
daughter would lose her position.
Not Nture About the First Steal.
()MaisA, July 23.-Chairman Watson, of
the republican state oentral committee, has
announces that his party will probably
have a candidate for governor in the field
this fall. Although the anpreme court de
cided that Thayer holds over, legal oplin
ions aire so varied on this point that it was
decided best to be on the safe side. The
alliance and demooratio parties also have
Sgubernatorial nominees on their tiokets.

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