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deOLna 3neqentent.
The Signal Triumph of the Glad.
stonians in the Department
of Wisbioh.
St.p"g Probability of an Early Re
organization of the English
Salisbury's Recent Denouncement of the
Action of the Priests-Collapse
of Parnell's Power.
[Coyright, 1891, New York Associated Press.]
LoxDox, July 24.-The liberal victory in
the Wisbich division is a surprise to both
sides. The Gladstone candidate was op
posed by powerful local trade interests, and
it was hardly calculated that he would do
any more than reduce the conservative ma
jority to such a minimum as would justify
a recontest at the coming election. Among
the conservative strength were the publican
and brewer interests, lona dominant in the
constituency. These were thrown in full
strength against Gladetonians, whose vic
tory is therefore all the more signiflcant.
But neither this nor the results of any by
elections will alter the determination of the
government to try to complete its scheme
of Irish legislation before dissolving par-
liament. The period for the reconstruction
of the cabinet depends on Smith's health.
He has been ill enough, though, to render
it improbable that he will ever reappear as
a minister. Unless he improves he will
withdraw from public life wholly upon
taking the peerage. The duke of Rutland,
who has long been an invalid, will also re
tire. Matthews, home secretary, will get a
judgeship. A new .i inet with Chamber
lain, Gorst and Har~I gton as members,
who will add a further liberal element to
government legislation, must have time to
settle into working cohesion before risking
the dissolution of parliament.
Reasons for Salisbury's recant denounce
ment of the action of Irish priests against
Parnell as a political conspiracy have been
the subject of keen surprise. McCarthy
ites have shown no intention to obstruct
government Irish legislation recently, but
the ministers, besides recognizing the es
sential agreement between the McCarthy
ites and liberals, have private information
in the nature of communications between
liberal leaders and Irish bisho. a, uniting
them in common action against the govern
ment to counteract the policy now sup
ported by every bishop except O'Dwyer, of
Limerick. Lord Salisbury recently re
newed overtures to the vatican to "iter
vene, and asked the pope to promife to
pronounce on the eve of a general elcotion a
decisive word against Episcopal interfer
ence. The pope's refusat prompted the
premier's allusion to the clerical conspir
acy, and to the abolition of the illiterale
voter and his threat to redoo Irish reple
sentation. Conservatives now see that the
bishops hold supreme sway in Ireland, and
that Parnell's decadence began on the'day
the priests deseertedhim. No more striking
proof of utter lens of Parnell's strength
could be given than in the character of the
delegates surrounding him at yesterday's
convention at Dublin. It was a meeting
for which careful preparation had heen
making for a long time. Yet hardly any
man of local or general prominence could
be got to attend. Campbell, M. P., is no
longer Parnell's secretary. Mrs. Parnell
undertook his active secretarial duties.
Among the incidents of the congregational
council was the proposed union with Bap
tiste, the proposal exciting discussion in
both communities. Dr. Goodwin's vindi
cation of Congrregational orthodoxy aroused
Dr. Parker's ire. When interviewed, Par
ker said he would rather not speak on the
subject at large, that his wife had written a
letter which fairly represented his own
thought. The wife's letter excels in strong
language. hhe compares Dr. Goodwin to a
theological corpse that had lain in the
grave 200 years and had been dragged out
stinking, with grave clothes not too grace
fully draped around him. To much more
of this style of criticiasm, Parker adds that
he was on a bed of sickness ten days, yet
delegates ireaching in the temple failed to
remember him in their prayers, thus exem
plifying their unholy calvanism, and that
they were so much concerned about their
own orthodoxy as to neglect the simplest
decencies of civilization.
In a State of Turmoil.
VIoTonIA, B. C., July 24.-Chinese ndvices
by the steamer Empress of India state that
the whole southern portion of China is in a
state of turmoil. Law and order are set at
defiance and armed bands of plunderers
make business almost impossible.
Le Wing Chuen, governor general of For
mwosa, is ill and not expected to live long. It
is believed his death will be the signal for
rev lts and a general uprising against Chi
nese rule.
The fooling around bhanghal is one of
disquiet on account of the latoe riots. For
eign residents are apprehensive that at
tacks will be made upon them at any time.
Corruption Among Officers.
OTTrAA, Ont., July 24.-Before the com
inittee on privileges and elections to-day
liobert McGreevy testified that his brother,
Thomas McGreevy, M. P., had received
$190,000t from members of the firm of Lar
kiu, Connelly & Co. for his influence in se
curing public works contracbs for them. At
a meeting of the committee on public sc
counts Rosseeu & Waters testified that the
contract which they offered to execute for
$42,000 was given to favorite contractors of
the minister of public works at $60,000.
The Orthodox Clericals.
ET. PETRaRenSUR. July 24.-A conference
of orthodox clericels in Moscow has re
solved to demand the active enforcement of
venal laws against students. The synod
has decided that Jewish advocates who be
come ehristianized shell inot be allowed to
practice their profession until after bap
Population of France.
PARts, July 24.-The official census of
France shows the total population to be
388.095,130. This is an increase since last
census of 201,I84. 'Ths increase is entirely
In the urban population, the rural popula
tion having decreased.
Many WVili Not iet Taken.
PirrennoU , Pa., July 24.-The strike at
the Allegheny Bessemer Steel works at Du
nessne, wss officially declared off to-day by
hte local lodge of the Amalgamqnted aeso
eiation, as the members have given up
hopes of ever winning the strike. All of
them are advised to endeavor to secure
their former positions at oure. Many strik
ere, however, will not be taken back.
The Patent Maio Valid.
NEW YORK, July 24.-The electrical world
is treated to another decision whereby the
Brush patent for the manufacture and use
of storage battories in the United States
Is made absolutely valid. The decision was
filed by Judge Coxe in the United btates
-seuit aoart.
Bat It Would not Work With John
PRILADULPnHA, July 24.--The council's in
ve tigating committee had another seassion
to-day. William H. Komble and William
L. Elkins, traction railway magnates, teoti
fied that they loaned money to Bardaley
with which to buy Philadelphia & Chicago
traotion shares, and he closed out at a
profit. Auditor General MoCammant said
emphatically that he never received direct
ly one penny ot the money mentioned in
the experts' report. He also denied that
various sums credited on stubs of Bards
ley's check book to "Me" were ever re
ceived by him. His advertlsing business
had been transacted through Cap
tain Graffin, for a number of years
employed in the auditor general's depart
mont, and who died last year. Witness had
reason to believe that a rebate was paid by
papers for the reason that Graflin intimated
to him that certain political debts had to
be paid and that they were settled in this
way. He also understood that newspapers
that did'not get advertising were taken care
of by those thfat did get it. After McCam
mant left the room Committeeman Elting
stated that notwithstanding the auditor
general's denial, it was his (Elting's) in
tention to examine him upon certain doou
mentary evidence in his possession, but
upon advice of the district attorney that it
would be unwise to make public disclosure
of the contents of the documents at this
time, he refrained.
Ex-State Treasurer Livesy could not ap
pear to-day because of the serious illness of
his daughter. J. F. Singer, connected with
the Fourth Street National bank, related a
conversation he had with Marsh, fugitive
president of the Kerstone bank, after that
institution closed. Marsh told of endeavors
to prevent the cloning of the bank, saving, "I
tried to bluff Wanamaker, but failed."
Marsh also told him he tried to get Wana
maker to use his influence to have the bank
kept open, but that gentleman declined to
interfere. Clayton McMichael, of the North
American, Robert J. Cook, of the Press,
William P. Meoully, of the Bulletin, Ed
wa:d Morwitz, of the German Democat.
and James Elverson, of the Inquirer, pro
prietors or managrrs of papers alleged to
have paid rebates on mercantile appraisers'
list advertising, were sworn. Their testi
mony was to the effect that they could not
get advertising without paying a commis
sion of 40 per cent to the person bringing it
to them, and as they could print the matter
and make a profit after paying the commis
sion, they did so as a matter of business.
None of them had knowledge that the com
mission was to either Bardsley or the aud
itor general. Capt. Graffin having died
in 1890, Cook declined to reveal his name,
saying the person was not a public officer.
The others also declined.
At Least the Trouble Has Ended to the Sat
isfraction of All.
KOXVILLE, Teiinn., July 24.--The miner's
committee, at a meeting this afternoon,
adopted a resolution which afterwards was
signed by the Knoxville committee of oiti
zens, and also approved by the governor
and attorney general. In the resolution
the miners agreed to allow convicts and
guards to return to the mines and promise to
use ordinary caution and honorable
means to prevent any further interference,
a and expressing confidence that the legisla
tour will repeal the obnoxious law. They
a agree to conduct themselves as law abiding
citizens so as to obtain the confidence and
sympathy of the public. '1 hey express
their thanks to Gov. Buchanan for "con
siderately holding the militia in
Knoxville, thereby preventing a con
fliet which might have resulted in
bloodshed." They also express grattitude
to the citizens committee for counsel and
advice in the adjustment of difficulties.
The militia will return to their homes to
morrow and convicts will be returned to
Pricevillo and Coal Creek. The miners'
committee will accompany the latter, so as
to guarantee protection to the convicts.
This ends all trouble.
And in Consequence There May Be Com
GLEN HAZEL, Pa., July 24.-A race war
which threatens diplomatic complications
similar to those growing out of the Now Or
leans killing exists here. Some days ago, in
a drunken row between lumbermen and a
gang of Italian railroad laborers, Horace
Fisher, Inumberman, was stabbed and killed
by a Paolo Passuzzi, who:escaped to the
Itrlian camp, whroe he has since been pro
tooted. The Italians flung the flag of Italy
to the breeze and defied the lumbermen to
interfere with Passuzzi. The lumbermen,
thoroughly aroused, threaten to kill every
Italian in the neighborhood. They noti
fied the Italians that unless Passuzzi was
delivered to the jail for trial inside of
a five days they will come prepared to take
him at the point of Winchester rifles. The
Italians appealed to the Italian consul at
Philadelphia, who has demand protection
for the Italian subjects. The district at
torney replied, saying the consul should
advise them to deliver up the murderer.
The consul has sent men here to investi
The Home Clnb Mentioned First in the
Record Hero Printed.
Cleveland 5, Pittsburg 3.
Chicago 11, Cincinnati 7.
New York 5, Philadelphia 2.
Columbus 3, Louisville 0.
Cincinnati 12, St. Louis 20.
Athletics 0, laltimore 5.
Tommy Devine Knocked Out.
MISSOULA, July 24.-[Speoial.--The fight
which was to come off this evening between
Tommy Devine and Cockney McGuire was
compromised by a glove contest, to be for
ten rounds. When the fighters appeared in
the ring at 11:45 the crowd was small, and
they refused to fight for the gate receipts.
A hat purse was made and four-ounce
gloves substituted for two-ounce. A rat
tling little mill was given, in which Devine
was knocked out in the fourth round by a
heavy pivot blow on the ear. The Iielena
boy proved himself a good boxer, but the
Cockney, by very clever dodging, escaped
with slight punishment.
WVrestler Quinn Defeated.
MONTREAL. Quo.. July 14.-The collar-and
elbow wrestling mantch, in harness, to
night, for the championship of the world,
between McMahon, present champion, and
W. 11. Quinnu, chmpion of the Pacific
coast, was won by tlcM ahon, who took two
out of three falls. Quinn cleaime.l a foul
in the Inst fall, but it was not allowed. lie
then offered to put up a forfeit for another
No Interference There.
GRAND RAPIns, Mich., July 24.--The
Pokogamn Athletio association, of (hand
Itapids, have decidled to offer $10,000 for
the Ilall-Fitzsimmons tight with or without
gloves. The club will offer a guarantee
that the fight in Itask,t county will not be
interfered with.
lion. Win. H, Luambert, a member of the
Forty-second and Forty-third cougreessa,
died at Canandalgua, N. Y., aged 76.
Editor of the Journal Refuses to
Give the"Old Montanian's"
Whereupon Judge MoHatton Or
ders Him Looked Up in the
County Jail.
Mr. MaoKnlght Makes It a Matter of Per
sonal Honor--lehina the Jail
BrsTE, July 24.--[pecial.1--The hearing
in the contempt case was very brief to
night and it ended in Editor MacKnight, of
the Helena Journal, being placed behind
the bars. When the case was called at
seven o'clock Attorney E. D. Weed arose
and said: "After consulting with the per
son who gave a portion of the information
which was used in the alleged contempt
article, with all reseect to the court, the
defendant must respectfully decline to re
veal the name of the person. Tie matter
is one of personal honor with 'Mr. Mac
Knight, and he is not willing to comprom
ise the person who gave information sim
ply in private conversation and not in
tended as a contempt of court."
Judge McHatton said; "The defendant
MacKnight, having refused to answer the
question, is committed to the county jail of
Silver Bow county until be does answer the
question, and the proceeding on contempt
is postponed until snob answer is made."
Attorney Weed asked that the court first
listen to argument as to whether the ar
ticle is really a contempt, as in case it
should not prove to be a contempt it would
not be necessary to answer the question.
The judge replied that he would not in
dulge in argument on the case so long as
the defendant stands in contempt of court,
and that the further hearing of the matter
is postponed until the present contempt
is satisfactorily adjusted by the defend
ant answering the question. Mr. Weed then
asked that the court fix a bond for the de
fendant to appear before the higher court,
pending the preparation of paper. The
judge replied that the court is not desirous
of imposing unnecessary hardships on the
defendant, but that he would not in this
case or in any case admit to bail a de
fendant who refuses to answer a question.
He said: "T'he order as made will stand."
He then adjourned court and ordered the
sheriff to take charge of the defendant.
The sheriff thereupon conducted Mr. Mo
Knight into the corridor of the jail and the
door was clqsed.
Efforts are being made to have Mr. Mac
Knight released on a writ of habeas corpus
from the supreme court, and Mr. Weed will
go over to Helena in the morning to en
deavor to accomplish this. Mr. MacKnight
will doubtless have to remain in the sheriff's
custody until to-morrow night, as papers
can scarcely be prepared and Mr. Weed re
turn to Butte before that time.
Statistics of the Production of Copper in
the United States
WASHINGTON, July 24.--The census office
to-day issued a bulletin relating to copper
production in the United States. The re
port shows that the United States is the
largest producer of copper in the world, its
product for the year 1889 being 22.,055O,962
pounds, or 113,028 short tons. The total
oxpendtures involved in this pro
duction were $12,062,180; the to.
tal capital invested, $62,623,228;
and it employed 8.721 men. The five lend
ing states in the production of co'ppcr are
Montana 98,222.444 pounds, Michigan
86.455.675, Arizona 31,586,185, New MI xico
3,686,137, Colorado 170,013. The Bulletin
says since the tenth census report Arizona
and Montana have made wonderful prog
ress in the mining and production of
coppar and to-day Montana leads all other
states in this production, its product ex
ceeding that of Michigan, which has he;c
tofore been the leading producer, by 10,
766,769 pounds. Other states producine
co;per were: Idaho 150,490 pounds, Nevada
261,420, Utah 65,467, California 151,505,
Wyoming 100,000, Vermont 72,000, southern
stales 18,144 pounds. Lead smelters and
refineries produced 3,245.442 pounds.
Preliminary Report of the Commissioner
For the Year.
WASmNGTON, 'July 24.-The preliminary
report of commissioner of internal revenue
of the operations of the bureau for the fis
cal year ended June 30, 1891, shows the
total collections from all sources of inter
nal revenue for the year were $164,035,370,
against $142,594,696 during the preceding
tsecal year. The cost of collection
was $4,195,000, about $80,000 more
than during the preceding year.
Internal revenue receipts from the
tax on whisky amounted to $78,752,976,
against $75,181,685 during the preceding
year. Fermented liquor taxes aggregated
$28,565,129:, against $26,008,524 during the
preceding year. Tobacco taxes amounted
to $32,756,270, against $.3,958,.911 for the
preceding year. The receipts from the tax
on oleomargarine amounted to $1,077.924,
or $'2J1,632 more than during the ipreceding
year. The largest amounted collected in
any state was $38,264,312, made in Illinois.
Mrall Facilities With New Zealand.
WASHINGTON, July 24.-Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker has informed the post
master general of New Zealand that under
the recent acot of congress to provide en
ocean mail service between the United
States and foreign ports, limiting compen
antion to outward voyages, he
is endeavoring to arrnngeo for a
fortnightly service between Han Francisco
and Australia. via New Zealand. to call [l
ternately nt Welliington and Auckland. l0e
says he transmits this information in order
that the postmaster general of New Zealand,
if he thinks best, mao co-operate in scour
ing quicker columunieation and regulating
return voyages in the interests of this
Will Import Worklnon.
WAsutortN), July 24.-The superintend
ent of immigration has rendered a decsl
ion on the applicatlou of the Stamping
company, of St. Louis, to be permitted to
import skilled labor for their tin plato mills,
to the effect that the immigration law
plainly intends that skilled labor may
be imported into the United States to do
work in an indushty not yet testabllished;
p ovidetd, that skilled workmen in that in
dustry cannot he found among our own
peoule. 'L'Therfore, the itportation will be
Iermitted, as such laborers cannot be found
in the United s tates.
Comet Pulled to Keep "imn Out of see
ond tPlace.
MrssounrA, July 24.-LBpecial.]-Another
pleansant and successful day on the track.
The crowd was larger than on any previous
day and pool solling was lively. In the
third race Oregon Eclipse was such a etrpng
favorite that the saction pools were 4old
only on Comet and Kildare for second
place. When the horses were within fifty
feet of the wire Comet's jockey was seen to
pull hishorse so distinctly that all pools
were declared off. Mile and one-fourth,
three-year-old handicap, purse $tOO--Terry
won, Zella second, Malcolm third, Viceroy
fourth. Time, 2:13.
Trotting. 2:40 chls, Missoula county horses.
Lawr nme W.........................2 1 1 1
Im perial ...............................I 2 3
Toroito Pelehor.... ................... 4 2 2
Visturbance, distanced.
Time, 2:37, 2:37%. 2:41.
Five-eighths of a mile-Oregon Eclipse
won, Kildare second, Comet third. Time,
Five-eighths of a mile, handicap-Dinvola
won, Humdel second, Eddie R. third, Comet
fourth, Blue Dick fifth, Labelle sixth.
Time, 1:0114.
The Chicago Meetings.
CawAoO, July 24.-At Garfield Park.
Fair, track fast. Six furlongs-Cadaverous
won, Longbroeck second, Modjeska third.
Time, 1:15.
Mile and seventy yards-Somerset won,
Irwin second, Boro third. Time, 1:46%.
Mile-Lorenzo won, Chimes second, Hy
patioa third: Time, 1:41%.
Five furlongs-Farmer won, Bracelet sec
ond, Unadilla third. Time, 1:00%.
Mile and one-eighth--Ranier won, Tom
Rogers second, Acclaim third. Time,
On the Hawthorne track: Mile-Bank
rupt won, Allan Bane second, Silverado
third. Time, 1:434.
Six furlongs-Julia May won, Little Rock
second, Tom Roach third. Time, 1:18.
Nine furlongs-Patrick won, Fayette sec
ond, Joe Carter third. Time, 1:1734.
Mile-Burch won, Mirabeau second, Re
nounce third. Time, 1:43.
Seven furlongs--Bed Fox won, Red Leo
second, Bob McCart third. Time, 1:32.
Yolo Malt's Victory.
DETROIT, July 24.-At the conclusion of
the fifth heat, 2:30 class, Wyandotte fell
dead in front of his stall, presumably from
heart disease. His owner was offered $10,
000 for the horse last week.
2:30 trot, $2.000-Little Albert won, Lord
Clinton second, Prince Hogarth third, Pi
lot E. fourth. Best time, 2::204.
Free-for-all pace, $2,000--Yolo Maid
won, Johnston second, Dallas third, Budd
Doble fourth. Best time. 2:12.
Free-for-all trot, $2,000-Rosalind Wilkes
won, Alvin second, Alcryon third. Others
distanced and drawn. Best time, 2:15)4.
Mathew Riley sent his road team, W.
Lynn and Clayton, to beat their record,
2:19. Lynn broke badly in the stretch, and
the team finished in 2:24K.
Filemaj >r was to go atqltinst his record,
but acted badly, and only an exhibition was
Jerome Park Races.
i Rovr Pna,' July 24.-Cloudy, track
sloppy. Handicap sweotstakes. Six fur
longs-Arab won, Volunteer second, Ora
gense third. Time, 1:18.
Sweepstakes, six furlongs-Lamplighter
won, Kilkenny second, Aloande third.
Time, 1:18k.
One thousand four hundred yards, sweep
st:tkes--Rt-gister won, Laurel second, Dona;
hue third. Time. 1:24K.
Handicap, steeplechase, five furlongs
Ecarte wou, Delaware second, Tray third.
Time, 1:36;x.
Five furlongs-Hamilton won, Disap
pointment second, Absconder third. Time,
Four hundred yards-Celia won, Vintage
Time filly second, Fernwood third. Time,
At Brighton IReach.
BRIGHTON BEACH, July 24.-Cloudy, track
slcpiy. Six and one-half furlongs-Willis
won, Patti second, Toss Up third. Time,
Five furlongs-Irregular won, Laellah see
ond, Maid third. Time, 1:0i.
Mile-Benedictine won, Seymour second,
Houston third. Time, 1:45;2.
One and one-sixteenth miles-Long Is
land won, Lepanto second, J. B. third.
Time, 1:51,'.
lix and one-half furlongs-Bellevue won,
Virgio second, Dee third. Timne, 1:24.ij.
Five furlongs-Refraction won, Thlers
second, Verbena third. Time, 1:04.
Five furlons--Laflh won, John L. second,
Ioseville third. Time, 1:05.
Saratoga Races.
SARATOGA, July 2.--Weather rainy, at
tendance fair, track sloppy.
Five furlongs-Astralmn won, Splendoline
second, Montello third. Time, 1:06.
Mile-Forerunner won, Saunterer second,
Gettysburg third. Time, 1:4Sk'.
Six and one-half furlongs-Fearless won,
Stratauem second, Belle of Orange third.
Time, 1:21,'.
Mile and three-sixteenths-Los Angeles
won, Cain Can second, Marauder third.
lime, 2:01).
Six furlongs-Rosa II. won, Cerebus sec
ond, Longleaf third. Time, 1:19B6.
Twin City tleeting.
ST. PA.., July 24.-Mile-Jugurth T. won,
Harry Ray second, Get Away third. Time,
Eight and one-half furlongs-Ed. Hop
per won, Eli second, Dean third. Time,
Sex furlongs, heats-Sympathetic won,
'wilight second, Doc Wick third. Boe~t
time. 1:16.
Four furlongs-Settee won, Outoraft sec
ond, Hlamline third. 'lime. :411'.
Nine furlongs-Eli Klindig won, Ed.Leon
ard second, Billy Pinkerton third. Time,
Great Sweepstakes.
COnAtoo, July 24.--'The Garfield lark
racing association has decided to offer a
purse of $10.000 for it sweopetakes race,
one and one-eighth miles, $,0(0) entrance
fc'e, half forfeit, weight for nUe, to take
place betweo. the 10th cnid 15th of the
cominig month. This deoislon was ar
rived at on receipt of ca letter from
IDavid 'Pulsifcr, owner of 'tenecy, whoi
is desirous of bringing his great racer to
his former home,. 't .ticy wig' have ther:lac,
,f his life to win, as the ownc'r of the fol:
lowing Ilorasis liave ,cc,. wird to coilpellcit:
i on, Lonlustreet, Kingston, Tourinamenlt,
Etnglisli Lady,, ccn Chief, Kingman,
Michael, liaeint and Verge d'Or.
lIunnieigI at Full Speed.
DaENVIt, July 24.-The nalc row gauge east
iound express from Saldal, Col., on the
Ilenver & Rio Grande, collided with the
croad gauge Salt Lake express going west a
'ew nuileo from ('a' lisle early thics mcorning.
'rhO trains were runnning at full speed and
leavily loadedl. 'The enegines elit front
coaches iof both trains were coiupletely
wreokod and five icersonei killed. The
killed were George A. Ardeoll, encgineer; A.
It. Parros, couductor; C. M. C(Ole. explress
lesseuger. enlld two tracmps, unklownl. T''ll
injuredo weio lien Willlluias, Ht. t". Mulnix,
luoury :,helumer, t. ltobinsol, inews agent,
H1. C. Gibson and G. Al. MoAdalme, mail
omese nger.
The Brutal Murder of Poor John
Clancey Was Most Summa
rily Avenged.
From the High Crosse-Arm of a
Telegraph Swung a
It Was That of the Unknown Tramp and
Thug Who ho Heartlessly Killed
Mr. Clancey.
BnrTr,niOS, July 24.--Bpecial.]-At five
o'clock Thursday evening Joseph Clancy,
an inoffensive and invalid saloonkeeper of
this city, with one foot in the grave, Was
murdered by one of a party of three hoboes,
the difficulty arising over the price of a
quart of beer. After striking down the old
man and breakine his neck with a second
blowof a beer mallet, thecold-blooded brute
and his two companions went behind the bae,
being alone on the premises, and in a se
cluded place. They drank the liquor and
robbed the till, passing coarse jokes as they
stepped over their bloody victim. The
arrest of the three followed in due course,
and all were drunk when taken to the jail.
The evidence of one named Quinn
was taken at the coroner's inquest
late last night, and then the
coroner postponed his inquiry until to-day.
Excitement and indignation had been
growing all the evening and needed but the
damning testimony of Quinn to bring the
feelings of the friends of poor murdered
Clancy up to that pitch which cannses cool
headed men to resort to mob violence.
Sheriff Ramsey was aroused by a knocking
at the door of the county jail shortly after
midnight. The spokesman of the band of
masked and heavily armed men demanded
of the sheriff that he come down and open
the door. This the sheriff refused to do,
and a few heavy blows from a sledge
soon crashed in the outer door.
The sheriff came down and attempted
to remonstrate with the men,
when he was seized from behind
and overpowered, and without another
word the band divided up into parties and
bttleries and commenced breaking the
looks of the Pauley cells, with which the
jail is fitted. The crash of the heavy sledge
could be heard several blocks in the still
ness of the night, but the men seemed de
termined and kept up their work for an
hour or more. One by one the bars were
beaten down, and the man the lynchers
were after was in the hands of a grim and
merciless mob. The after happening was
made public to the world when the gray
dawn broke and a strange figure, dangling
from a telegraph pole on the railroad track,
met the startled gaze of the travelers
on the morning train. There was
a cold blooded, unprovoked murder
avenged, and hoboes and vagabonds will
hereafter give the town of Billings a wide
The body was cut down when the coroner
arrived on the ground at about 8:30 this
morning, and the inquest was subsequently
held, at which the jury returned a verdict
that the unknown man there lying dead
came to his death by hanging, on the night
of July 23, at the hands of persons un
known. Before the body was cut down
hundreds of people visited the spot and
with morbid curiosity gazed and gazed as
though the identity of the victim and the
mob might thus be revealed to
them. Neither name of the man nor
any particulars of his life are
known. The general sentiment of the com
monity seems to be in sympathy with the
lynching, but the hope is expressed that it
may never again be deemed expedient to
resort to mob violence. No other prisoners
in the jail were allowed to escape, the cells
being closed and looked with handouffs.
Made a Big Paymnent.
LIVtiOSTON, July 24. - [Special.] - Col.
Lamnrtine. superintendent of the work of
improving the National park, made his first
monthly payment to employee yesterday.
The payment exceeded $25,000. All future
payments during the remainder of the year
will be much larger, as a larger force of
men are now employed.
Charged With Assault,
Lav.rasTroa July 24.-[Special.1]-John
Crafts, who shot John Monigol through the
arm in a drunken row at Stillwater last
Sunday, was up before Judge Henry to-day,
charged with assault. The case was con
tinued until Monday to await the arrival
of Prosecuting Attorney Weed, of Helena.
Disappeared Under Water.
Misonr,A, July 24.-fSpecial.]-Ike Derry,
with another man, went out on the dam at
Thompson Falls. While the other had his
bank turned Derry disappeared and must
have fallen ofi the dam into the falls. His
body has not been found. lie was a young
man about 2di years of ago, unmarried.
Plaved Frightful Freaks.
CAItLIS., July 24.-This afternoon a fear
ful wind and thunder storm, accompanied
by liuhtning, passed over the Cumberland
valley, doing considerable damage to prop
erty and stook. l)uring the progress of the
stornt a bolt of lightning struck the soap
.aotory here anud placed frightful freaks
with the building and mnchinery. At
the time the-re were 3J1) hands in the
building, must of themn woulen, and when
the belt descended the panic-stlicken crowd
rushed for the door. Several young ladies
wern slightly shocked, while three fell to
the loohr unconsoious. It is thought Misses
Spangler and lohinson are fatally injured,
is up to this time they have not recouvered
consiiousness. Six other young lady oper
atives are seriously injur ed.
The Citizens' batik of Jefferson, Texas,
has assigned to protect its depositors. lte
cent embarrassauent of its heaviest credit
ors was the cause. Assets largely in excess
of liabilities.
Martin Waller. son of ex-Gov. Waller, of
Connecticut, has. returned to Oreenpoint
and resumed his duties as seeretary and
tressaurer of the Long Island IBrick com
pally. He said the story about the dofal
cation wi's untrue.
Prohibition mtinisters in Kansas have de
clared war against the drug stores and pro
bate judges who issue them permits to sell
liquors. 'I hey iave appointed a committee
to formulate ait pln of action and adopted a
resolution callintg upon all law-abiding cit
irens to suppurt them in the war againit the
liquor traltio.
Which Is Held to Be a Crime in New
York Mtate.
Naw YORK, July 24.-The trial of Samuel
W, Lewis, the Wall street broker who was
accused of stealing from his wife, Mrs.
Alice G. Bostwick Lewis, who was formerly
the widow of a prominent resident of
Bridgeport, Conn., was concluded this
afternoon in a verdict of guilty. The spe
ioffic accusation was that on July 18 1889,
the complainant, Mrs. Lewis, gave the de.
fendant $5,rdIJ) with which to buy 100) shares
of Pullman Palace car stock, and that
Lewis never bought the stock, but appropri
ated the money. Mrs. Lewis told the story
of her husband's dishonesty to the court,
tihe was very much excited. She is a
matronly looking woman mabout 42 years
old, with dark features and brown hair
mixed with gray. She said:
"I met Mr. Lewis in the summer of 1886
at Black Rock, Conn. He called on me
some time later at my house, No. 6, East
Fifty-eighth street, this city. and after my
divorce we were married-in December,
1887. The oirst the defendant said to me
about stocks was in the winter of 1880. when
he told me that Pullman Palace e ar stocks
were going to have a big rise, and advised
sen to buy 100 shares, which I could get by
paying on installments, I gave him $1,800
on June 24, and on July 18, $5,800. 'Ihis
was prior to our marriage. On September
18, I gave him $9 )0 on the same account.
In th-r August foilowing our marriage we
lived at Orange, N. J., and one day I asked
him about the Pullman stock. lie said it
was all right and gave me a letter to
a man named Johnston, a broker.
I went to Mr. Johnston about
my stock, then to the office of the
Pullman Car company, and finally to the
Farmers' Loan and Trust company, but
found no stock to my credit. Then I re
turned home and asked him what he meant
by sending me on a fool's errand. He said
that he sent me out of the house because he
was afraid I would have him arrested."
Lawyer Groudel cross-exomined Mrs.
Lewis, but failed to shake her testimony.
She said the defendant had given her a
statement of their money transactions. Stho
never received a certificate of her stook,
however, and when she asked what he had
done with the money he said he had spentit.
The prisoner, Lewis, went on the stand in
his own behalf. lie is a medium sized mnan,
slender, with big, bulging eyes, which are
partially concealed by eye-glasses. A close
ly cropped brown Vandyke beard adorns his
face, and his general appearance would in
dicate that he was a clergyman. Lewis ad
mitted that he had received the money from
his wife, and said it had been lost in in
judicions speculation. HI- was under the
impression that a man could spend his
wife's money without being prosecuted.
The case was given to the jury to decide
after several other unimportant witnesses
had been examined. The learned men of
the jury took only ten minutes to decide
that Lewis had no right to spend his wife's
money without an accounting, and found
him guilty of grand larceny in the first de
gree. Lewis was remanded until Friday
for sentence. He will probably get five
Editor Crum Delnes That One Has Been
NEW YORK, July 24.-To-day a reporter
interviewed W. C. Crum, general manager
in New York of the bureau of the National
Farmers' alliance and Reform Press associ
ation, touching the so-called wheat trust
combine among farmers. He denied that
any such combine had been formed. The
suggestion was made, he said, some
time ago, that farmers would do
well to hold their wheat for remunerative
prices in preference to allowing it to fall
into the hands of unscrupulous speculators.
Upon this advice, word was sent out
through the bureau of the reform press two
weeks ago, advising farmers to hold their
wheat. Several sub-alliances in Illinois
met anid passed resolutions to this effect,
which were published in alliance papers,
there being no effort to conceal the fact
whatever. Crum said the attempt to
make it appear now as if some "trailer"
had revealed the matter prematurely is in
ke ping with many similar attemptts to in
vent certnain ambitious leaders with an air
of impo t ince far beyond their ability or
worth. Editor Crum, who is a practical
farmer himself, and thoonahly posted in
the EOchemes as narrated, says he does not
believe intelligent farmers will be o tught
with such ch chaf. He is convinced that uer
tain schemers are trying to work the
Farmer's alliance for all it is worth for self
ish and political purposes.
As to a combination among farmers,
Crum said: "I would be very glad if the
farmers could, by combination, secure
good prices, especially for wheat. The re
port coming from St. Paul stating that Ig
unttns Donnelly was opposed to a wheat
trust among farmers betrays the dema
goguery of the whole plot, for while cham
pioning the cause of the farmers, he is
well known as a Knight of Labor leader in
t the west. He is looking for a presi
dential nomination in 1802. He hesi
tates to urge a wheat combine
which would affect the price of the bread of
those whose suffrages we must have. While
1 favor any plan which will contribute hon
estly to farmers' welfare, I have doubts of
the efficiency of the policy of farmers hold
ing too long to their wheat. It takes
money to move as well as to buy wheat, and
if held too long and the world's crop turns
out larger than antioipated, a crash is im
minent, more aisastrous in its consequences
than dreamed of in the philosophy of the
most pronounced alliance doctrine."
Terrllio Rxploslon of Glia.
PINS BLUFF, Ark., July 21.-A terrifio ox
plosion of gas occurred here in Fred
Schneider's tailoring establishment this
afternoon. Houses over a large portion of
the town were rocked and window panes
broken in the vicinity. Three of Sohneider's
workmen, Alexander Strauss, C. H. Favor
and C. W. Weiler, were badly hurt the
first named fatally. The entire building
was demolished. His $10,000 stock was
ruined. The adjacent houses of McCann
and Huston are also badly damaged.
lig Factory Destroyed.
PnmLADELrIA, Pa., July 24.-The im
mense cotton and wool mill of Campbell &
Elliott was completely destroyed by tire to
night. The loss is estimated at between
$I;0,O(X) and $750,000, and is believed to be
covered by insurance. The fire was one of
the flercest ever seen in this city. The
building was about 200 feet square and filled
with inflammable material. Over 450 men.
wormen and children are thrown out of em.
ploymnent by the destruction of the mill.
Thirty-Five CeGlts i'ald.
Ciirn;o, July 24.-The S. A. Kenn baUnk
failure wes finally taken out of court to
day for settlement. The basis is thirty-five
cents on the dollar. Claims against the
bank aggregate $524,827,' and there are 181
creditors. The claim of Bishop Taylor, the
African missionary, for $8,878, is excepted
from settlement temporarily, as is also a
claim for $5,000 by the Mutual Accident
association. Settlement is effected by
Kean's friends.
Will Substitute Electricity.
Naw Yota, July 24.-One of the attorneys
for the New York and Boston syndicate
which has purchased all of the street rail
ways of Detroit, Mhob., said this afternoon
that the consideration was something over
$5,000,000. The motive power on all the .t
lines will be changed to electricity. This
will throw about 2,800horses on the oacrkht.
The attorney declined to give the names U
the members of the syndicate,

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