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VOL. XXXI.--NO 182. HELENA. MONTANA. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS i _J_--~ ~~`~·-I ~ u u·-r V I VETERANS AT .DETROIT, They Will March Through the Woetyrine Metropolis Forty Thousand- Strong, Conteste for Position of Corm mander-in-Chief and Place of Meeting. 'Prospect of a Lively Squabble Over the eColor" Line- Veterans Who Aye Under Thirty. Drraorr, Aug. 8.-The twenty-fifth an nual encampment Grand Army of the Re pnblio will formally open to-morrow fore noon. At t4at hour Commander-in-Chief Veazie will head the line of march and re view 40,000 or 50,000 veterans as they pass before the magnificeat reviewing stand on Woodwarld avenue. To-day has been re caeption day of the encampment. It Is es timated that there are 80,000 visitors in the city to-night, but the great crowd is not expected until to-morrow morning. There is strong rivalry in the race for the position of national commander-in chief, but thus far it has been in the nature of friendly competition, and is unmarked by strife. The ltading candidate of all those mentioned in last night's dispatchesis ackuowiedged to be Col. Welesert, of Milwaukee. The main fight for the location of the next encamp ment is between Washington, D. C., and Lincoln, Nab., with chances favoring the former. H. M. Bisanell, of the Lincoln delegation, says Lincoln is the center of a vast territory in which reside 80,000 veter ans. all of whom would prefer Lincoln to Washington or any other city. "We have the support of South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado and- other states," said he, "and we shall see the delegates as fast as possible from other states." No arrivals at the central depot created more excitement to-day than the Georgia and Flosrida departments. There were 150 in the latter delegation and nearly all were bedecked in hats of not only curious con struction, but made of natural sea weed. They were in charge of Department Comn mander Welch, of Welohtown. Fla. One car of their train was filled with products of Florida, from a live crocodile ten feet one inch long, to abunch of sea weed. They had watermelons in groat profusion, banana trees in blossom, olive and orange trees and any quantity of phosphate, which aromises to eclipse the orange as a money makerfor thecitizensof Florida. Colorado and Wyoming are here in force, and what they lack in numbers they make up in noise and show, having two boy zonave drum corps with them. Ex-President Rutherford B. Hayes, com mander-in-chief of the order of the Loval Legion, arrived from Ohio to-day. He was met by a loeal delegation of the Loyal Legion-and escorted to the home of Col. Decker. Commander Haves was tendered a reception at Col. Decker's residence this evening, and all members of the Lo. al Legion paid him their resrrects. The Rhode Island contingent of 200 men, mostly members of the well-known Slocum post, of Providence, marched to a hotel, escorting the twenty-five women of the party. Their derrnrtment commander is Adjutant General Prentiss. 8locnn post proudly carries the old battle flag which, at Fort Pulaski and in othrer engagements,was riddled with bullets. Behind the Rthode Island contingent marched 150 lowans.with C. L. Davidson, of Hull, as commander. They have forty fair comrades. They are the advance guard only, and assert coifi dently that their state will have 1,000 menn in line. A small number of South Dakota veterans marched behind the Iowans. "Ladies of the G. A. R." are arriving in the city. They comprise the wives, moth ere, daughters and daughters of veterans. Among the officers and national delegates present are National President Mrs. C. F. Huesit, Mrs. Mary A. Elkington, secretary, and nearly all state department presidents, and 250 delegates. Gov. Page, of Vermont, and a nunber of his staff are in the city, and Gov. Thayer, of Nebraska. Congress man Henderson, of Iowa, ex-Congressman Smalls, of South Carolina, and A. P. Davis, of Pittsburg, founder of the order of the Sons of Veterans, is also among the recent arrivals. The New York delegation, 2,000 strong, arrived late this evening. A $700 diamond badee was presented to Gen. Alger to-night by his admirers of the G. A. R. The department of Louisiana and Missis sippi will revive the "color" fight in the encampment. Charles F. Fink, assistant quartermaster-general of this department, said to.day: "We hive.come up to this encampment to make a fight on the color line. We object to colored members of the G. A. ]., and want them formed into a sePprate colonization. It is ill right here in the north, where you have only a few colored veterans, but do you know in the south there is any number of colored members of the G. A. R. who are not thirty years old? They swarm in our posts and the white man has no show. We will not associate with them, and if the present convention does not do something to relieve southern posts of this growing trouble, white G. A. R. veterans will with draw." Commander-in-Chief Veazie to-nieht de alined to discuss the "color" dispute, and was disposed to minimize the importance of the question in controversy. Caught in Their Own Trap. ST. PAuL, Aug. 3.-The farmers in Min nesota are not likely to corner the wheat market after all. The discovery has been made that an anti-trust constitutional amendment makes the proposed anotion of alliance men under the Mueller circular a criminal conspiracy. The strange thing about the whole matter is the fact that the measure was introduced in the winter of 1887. by lgnatins Donnelly, who is now president of the Minnesota al liance. It passed both houses of the legis lature, was almost unanimously adopted by at vote of the people in the fall of 1888, and is now section thirty-five of the constitu tion. A News Figment. CIARLENTON, W. Va.. Aug. 8.-Sensational dispatches sent out from Catlettsburg about the murder of the Bromfleld family in Wayne county, West Virginia, by drunken Italians, are without foundation, the facts existing only in the imaginative brain of a correspondent. A special to the Gazette from a centleman n in Huntington, whose veracity is beyond question, says the mail carrier from Wayne Court House to Hunt inuton, who passed Bromfield's house this morning, says the entire story is a false hood. Other parties from the same locality also say there is no truth in it. Chlarley 5Gioodwin Shot. NEw YORK, August 8.-Chas. E. Goodwin, the sporting man, was shot to-night by Ber tram Webster, another sport in the Peroi val apartment house, on Forty-second street, and will die. Theolioee believethat Goodwin, who is a baohelor, has been pay. iag improper attention to Mrs. Webster. INTEREST AT EBB TIDE. Sport on the Dutte Traek-West Side Derby, Burrs, Aug. 8--[peoial.--Tbhe races here were loes interesting than usual to day. Meteor had a walkover for the two. year-old trotting race, transferred from the Anaconda Racing association, and in the three-year-old trot Leap Year distanced all competitors in the irst heat in 2s88s. The mile andsa half west side Derby was a surprise party, Mystery defeliting Terry, who had sold a favorite at odds of $100 to $15. Mutuals paid $28,50. Time, 2:463 . In the seven-furlong handicap Nevada won, Montana second, Fifeline third. Time, 1:8039. The four and a half furlong race was won by Hercules in :61, with Smoothwire second and Black Diamond third. A special mile race was won by Lucinda in 1:45k, with Kildare second and Glad stone third. Two Meetings at Chicago. Cmoaroo, Aug. 8.-The track at Garfield park was fast. Seven furlonas-Neva won. Ora second, Zeke Hardy third. Time, 1:2834. Five furlongs-Maggie Webus won, Tillie second, Carnie third. Time, 1:09. Three-quarters of a mile-Geraldine won, Marchana second, Lake View third. Time, 1:1434. Eleven-sixteenths of a mile-Ray S. won, Big Casino second, Goldstone third. Time, 1:08k. One and one-sixtheenth miles-Somerset won, Weldon second, Upman third. Time, 1:49. The Hawthorne track wasfast. Five fur longs-Addle won, Maude Howard second, June Head third. Time, 1:04. Mile-Hockey won, Ivanhoe second, Too Sweet third. 'lime, 1:44. Mile and one-sixteenth-Mirabean won, Brookwood second, Carter third. Time, 1:50. Steeplechase, full course-Evangeline won, Elphin second, Flip Flap third. Time, 4:39. Seven furlongs-Helter Skelter won, Prince second, Markoea third. Time, 1:84. The Twin City Track. ST. PAUL, Aug. 8.-In the first heat of the fourth rate to-day, Miss Mulnlard stumbled, throwing Jockey Evans and falling on him, spraining the jockey's ankle and badly bruising him. Mile-Guido won, Corinne Kinney seb ond, Kingman third. Time, 1:42. Five furlongs-Lady Beatrice won, Callie Ferguson second, Hamline third. Time, 1:0254. Mile and one furlong-Prince Fortunatus won, Mendowbrook second, Lillian Lindsay third. Time, 1:553. Six furlongs, heats-first, Jim Donn won, Dock Wick second, Innocence third. Time, 1:1534. Second heat, Polemnus won, Jim Dunn second, Innocence third. Time, 1:15%. Third heat, Polemus won in 1:16. Mile and one-sixteenth-Yale '91 won, Galaway second. Jay O. H. third. Time, 1:50. . Racing at Saratoga. SAnATooGA, Aug. 8.-Weather bright and track in fine condition. One mi)e-Gold Dollar won. Ayreshire Lass second, WilrOy third, Time, 1:46%. Five furloinga-Dr.Hasbrouok won, Little Minch second, Princess Bowling third. Time. 1:02. Mile and one furlong-India Rubber won, Red Fqllow second, Saunterer third. Time, 1:57. Six furlongs-Ocypete won, Fore-runner second, Kitty Van third. Time, 1:15. Five and half furlongs-Charade won, Temple second, Prince of Darkness third. Time, 1:104. Mile and half a furlong-Golden Reel won,Caloium second, Bullfinch third. Time, 1:51%. Racing at Brighton. BaRIHTON BEACH, Aug. 3.-Track fast, five furlongs-Dixie won, Amazon second, Nettie third. Time, 1:08%. Five furlongs-Fidelio won, Refrain sec ond, Clotho third. Time, 1:04%, Five furlongs-Trump won, Zed second, Raleigh third. Time, 1:0i)'. Mile and one furlong-Kingston won, Tulla Blackburn second. Time, 1:55. Six and a half furlongs-Meriden won. Seymour second, Virgie third. Tiine, 1:224. Five furlongs-Arnica won, Ref action second, Air Tight third. Time, 1:09%. Mile and one furlong-Clark won, ireland second, Retrieve third. Time, 1:58,!. BASE BALL. The Home Club Mentioned First In the Record Here Printed. LEAGOUE CLUBS. Philadelphia 7, Chicago 5. New York 9, Cleveland 4. Boston 0, Cincinnati 7. Brooklyn 4, Pittsburg 1. AMOCIA¶ION CLUBS. St. Louis 8, Boston 8. Columbus 5, Baltimore 7. Louisville 6, Athletic 0. An Innocent Man Hanged. BEATRICE, Nob., Aug. 8.-More than fif teen years ago Jack Marion and Cameron set out together in a wagon on a trio. They were last seen at Blue river, near here. A few days inter the supposed body of Cam eron was found in the Blue river, and when it was discovered Marion had been seen with Cameron's team and goods in his pos session. He was suspected of murdering his companion. He was apprehended ten years afterward, tried several times and finally executed in March, 1887. William Wymore, uncle of Marion, has al ways believed the latter innocent, and finally proved it by finding Cameron alive in LaCrosse, Kan. The latter had gone im mediately to Mexico and thence to Alaska, after leaving Marion on the banks of Blue river, and had returned from Alaska only a year ago. Healing of Marion's execution then for the first time, and fearing himself amenable to law, he concealed his identity, but remorse caused him to reveal it. He is fully identified. Eating Away Its Bank. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 8.--There is trou ble at the confluence of the Missouri and Blue rivers east of this city. The Missouri is on a rampage, the channel changing and eating away the banks next to the Missouri Pacific tracks at a rapid rate. The tracks for a distance of 500 feet are in serious danger of being washed away. It is said the road will take immediate steps to pro ~ect the embankiment. The' cost of the work will reach between fifty and a hun dred thousand dollars. nubstantial WFuneral Pageant. WEWAKA, I. T., Aug. 2.-John Frog and Jackson Wolf, Seminole Indians, were exe outed yesterday for the murder of John Harg. The whole tribe joined in paying tributes of respect after the men had been shot, and they had a funeral such as would have been accorded had they fallen in bat tle. A decree of the couneil Ihad wiped out all blood feud between the family, and the whole tribe united in the ceremonies at tendant upon burial. Tihey Will Print the News Jnst the Sam.n New Yoax, Aug. l.--District Attorney Nicoll has decided to indict all the New York newspapers that published accounts of the electrocutions at bingl Ming. MASSACRE IN PARAGUAY, More Than 150 Defenoeless People Murdered by a Horde of Bandits. Some Trivial Political Offense Is Assigned as the Inciting Cause. Terrible Scenes of Carnage In the Streets of the Ill-Bated VIllage--Bar celona Bears. Naw Yonx, Aug. 8.--A morning paper says: Ha1rowing details of a terrible massacre of inoffensive residents in an isolated village in Paraguay by half savage natives have reached this city by mail. According to advices 150 men, womep and childten were wantonly slaughtered and their butohers celebrated their victory in wild orgies. The affair occurred on the night of March 10, and news was delayed in reaching here by a lack of facilities for communication with the outside world. According to the details, which sere published in La DIemocracia, at Assumpicion, Paraguay, a band of most lawless natives, angered by some political. difference with residents of a neighboring village, Islapan, descended on the latter place and began the slaughter by an attack on the house of Judge Gauna. The attack ing band was headed by the notorious ban dit Benito Benitez, and numbered about fifty men. On arriving at Judge Gauna's house the desperadoes surrounded it and opened fire from the rear. There were but four people there at the time, Judge Gauna's aged wife, his two sons and a daughter. The judge himself and another son were absent on business. The fire of the des peradoes was returned by the men in the house, the women aiding them by loading the guns as fast as they were emptied. When the ammunition of those in the house was exhausted the desperadoes en tered and killed the two sons and took the women prisoners. At the beginning of the attack some inhabitante, attracted by the firing, rushed into the streets and fired into the mob, but a detachment of desperadoes speedily rushed upon them and murdered them and their neighbors, pillaging and burning their houses. Humble homes and homes of luxury were destroyed by fire, not even churches being spared. At the church of Immaculate Conception, mass was being celebrated at the time. When the raiders were denied admission to the church they forced an entrance and waited patiently for the conclusion of services be fore they began their bloody work. The priest was among the slain and in the looting of the edifice not an article of the slightest value was left by the raid ers. Manyof those who sought to take ref uge on the opposite side of the Paraguay river, that flows near the city, were devoured by sharks. The attack on the home of Judge Subeldia, at the other end of the vil lage, was desperately resisted and several of the raiders were killed, the leaders, Benitez and Martinez being among them. In all eleven raiders and 1.50 inhabitants were killed. The latest news from the scene of the terrible slaughter stated that govern ment troops were pursuing the outlaws. A BEAR MOVEMENT. Desperate Maneuver by Stock Operators In It Spanishl City. BARCELONA, Aug. 3.-Great excitement was caused in this city last night by what was for a time believed to be a revolution ary movement of the republican party, but which subsequently proved to be a desper ate attempt upon the part of certain specu lators on the bourse to bring about a decline in the prices of securities dealt in upon the exchange. For foolhardy daring the scheme has never been equalled by des perate speculators in this or any other country. A band of l.0 men, armed with rifles and revolvers, slyly approached the buildings and attempted to surprise the oantads, it being their intention to force their way into the barracks. Sentries dis covered the approach of the men, whom they ordered to halt. The men made a rush upon the sentries, trusting in the confusion wllich would follow that they could force their way into the barracks. As they ran towards the sentries they delivered a volley from their weapons and some guards fell to the ground wounded. Other sentries, however, answered the volley with a fusi lade from their rifles. For a short time a regular battle was fought and a number on both sides wounded. In the meantime offi cers stationed at the barracks summoned the troops to arms, and in a very short time the attacking party was surrounded. Re sistance was useless and the whole party was placed under arrest. They will be tried by court martial, and the chances are they will all be shot. THE NEXr CONCLAVE. Where It Will Be Held Is a Question of Much Couner,. ROME, Aug. 3.-Where shall the next con clave be held? is the question now being discussed in governmental circles. Church dignitaries are interested observers. This question, it is believed, will be the pivot of the policy of both of the Italian government and of the vatican. There is good authority for the statement that the Italian government has sent explicit instructions to its representa tives abroadt to prevent the conclave fronu b ing held away from Rome. It dreads above all things a foreign pope and a con clave away from the Eternal city. All Italian confidential negotia tions with the great powels are believed to be inspired with this dominating idea, that Italy will respect and senfe-guard the liberty of the conclave, and therefore no nation should oiler hospitality to the sacred college. Should the cardinals decide to hold the conclaveelsewherethan at Rome the reason is manifest. Should any change take place the government would find itself confront ed with an entirely new situation. This would be unknown and the Italian govern ment fears the unknown. The re-opening of the political question, morally and diplo onatically, ecclesiastically and politioally, as it would be openled, is what the Italians government wishas to prevent at any price. P'leased WVlith Americaan Sntmll entl. BRoMe, Aug. 3.-The interview between President latrrison and Cardinal Gibbons created interest bore as an indication of the importance attached in America to the Oahensley question. The pope, Cardinal Simeoni and chiefs of the propaganda have been much impressed with the deolarations of the president. Trib utes of the American press to the wisdom of the pope's decisions are also greatly appreciated. The holy see sincerely regrets that the friends of Cahensloy have spread the report that Iome has pinooed obstacles in the way of his scheme. From the first the propauganda declared to Cahensley that the holy see would never accede to the demand for uit tlonal bishops. Cardinal Simeouni and Monslunor Persian both assert that the Cahensley scheme will never be accepted by the propaganda, "Never," they declare, "will it accord such prerogatives to immi grants. 'Cahensley committed a grave im prudence. We can never enter upon such a conrse." Ontrage on Chrlstlans. Loxnote, Aug. 8.-A dispatch from Crete says the house of a Turkish family in the village of Ceramos was recently attacked and two men, a woman and a child mur dered. Eighteen Christian subjects were arrested for the crime and imprisoned with Turkish convicts. While in prison they were stabbed with knives and seriously injured. A Kinglet Abroad. By. Pwraasn.nao, Aug. 3.-King Alexander, the youthful ruler of Mervin, arrived at Mt. Petersburg to-day on a visit to the imperial family. He was met at the railway station by the czar and several grand dukes, and accorded all the honors paid to a ruling sovereign. KENTUCKY ELECTION. Good Democrats Eledtod and a New Con stitution Adopted. Louisvrr.rx, Ky., Aug. 8.-With a quiet election, Kentucky to-day elected a state ticket, adopted a constitution and chose a legislature. The state officers elected are: Governor, John Brown, of Henderson; lieu tenant governor, M. C. Alford, of Lexing ton; attorney, W. J. Hendrick, of Flemings burg. The other offices filled are: Auditor, treasurer, superintendent of public instruc tioh, register of the land office and clerk of the court appeals. All are democrats and go in by majorities ranging from 420,000 to 40,0(Xi. The republican party has not had in Atwood, of Mt. Sterl ing, so aggressive and popular a candidatrr as Bradley was four years ago, and the denm ocratic majority will probably show an in crease. lteturnis are now in, however, from only fifty out of 119i counties and returns ao not rull from these. The new constitn tion has carried and the majority for it is placed at anything from 50.000 to 100,000. 'The heavy majority for it is a great surpise to its opponents. 'bheas have included some of the best known and ablest public men in the state, including Senator Carlisle and Gov. Buckner. 'The people's party has polled about 20,000 votes. These have come mostly from the republican party. While the alliance was supposed to be back of the people's party it has done very little for it on account of diseensions which arose last January and which caused the retirement from the alliance of Plesi dent S. B. Erwin, people's party candidate. Tire alliance has devoted itself to the legislature and probably has practical con trol of that body, and so will control the revision of la.w, under the new constitution. In only a few instances has the alliance put out candidates in opposition to democratic nominations. :o while the legislature will be nominally demooratic it will have strong alliance affiliations and tendencies. The prohibition party had a full ticket In the field, but have polled a very light vote. PAN-AMERICAN COMMERCE. Extensive Plans of a Company That Has Iteen Organized. Cmcoaoo, Aug. 3.-Officers and directors of the Pan-American Transportation com pany, an organization formed, for the pur pose of putting on lines of steamer between southern ports of the United States and the principal ports of South America, Cen tral America and the West Indies, were in session in this city to-day. The purpcse of the meeting is to map out the work more completely and perfect arrangements for floating additional securities to carry it on, to the amount of a million dollars. 1)r. Kulp, of Galveston, Tex., treasurer of the company, says success is assured. He sa: s it has been decided to move the headquar ters of the company from Mobile, Ala., to Chicago, which is to be made the cent al distributing point for all products to and from South America. The doctor declaesa that this will revolutionize the di trj bution of meats and fio.ur. The possibilities to the United States and to the world, in fact," said the doctor, "are enormous enonyh to seem almost visionary. Within a year after the lines are establish.d the United States will have as much carry ing trade as any nation, and the Ano ionn faing will be seen on all the waters of the globe." 'I he original capital stock, $10, 000,000, has already been subscribed, but the company has authority to increase it to $100,000,000. The ports from which the lines will run are Galveston, New Orleans. Mobile and Tanrn. There will be three lines from Galveston and Tampa each, and one, or possibly two, from the other ports named. The projectors contemplate build ing at least twenty steel steamshi:s under the provisions of the mail subsidy mail. Prosperous Kansas. ToPEKA, Kan., Aug. 3.-Major Hurst, of the state live stock commission, has pro pared a statement, in summarizing which he says: "I think it is a conservative esti mate to say the people of Kansas will sell within the next )ear $100,000,000 worth of stock and farm products raised this year. I mean that this much Kansan grain and stock will go outside of the state, besides what we use ourselves. The total corn crop will not be loss than 250.000),000 bush els. There a-e fewer hogs in the attae this year, and for that reason the great bulk of our corn must go to eastern markets. There are about 3,000,000 head of ca:ttle in the state, in good condition and worth fully $60,000,000. The cattle which will be shipped from Kansas this year will be bet ter fed and larger than usual." Great lHead for Iusinessa. NEW YORK, AUe. 3.--Mrs. Leslie Carter was examined to-day in supplementary proceedings growing out of a claim of G. W.'hllolps for $157 for painting her por trait. Pho testitled that she had no prop- erty but her wear.ug apparel and that she was taken care of by her mother, with whom she has been living on Mladison ave nue. 'I he extent and value of her wearing apparol was then made the subject of long examination. Mrs. Carter did not know she was a star. She was hoping to be an actress. She has never asked her manager for money. She simply wanted to g ,t a start in the profession. She hopes some time to pay her debts, but does not know within $20,000 how much they are. tivallng Ilonanoxa Year. RAN FaNitkisco. Aug. 3.-The Journal of Comnuoree in a review of the prohbhle wheat yield, says: "This year the wheant crop of California will equal :30,(Xt),000 contals, which, at an average selline p icee of $1.6i0 per oental, would give $48,(X)0,(Kt) for the cereal year. or exactly double the valve of last year's vield. This would bring up the cash value of the output, wheat, gold and silvr nfu California ail Nevada, to $s60.tJ0O,000 or close to the bonanza year, 1661. E1Cake Turns IUp on Time. MloN'Tr ItIMu,'rviNs, Cal., Aug. 3.-The well-known periodic comet of Eincke wni re-discovered this morning at the Lick ob servatorv by E. E. BIarlnard. It is very faint and following closely the path pro. dieted for it by Dr. Ilarkluntd. Nell Dead on tile Oars. I.rXINtrTON, Va., Aug. 8. - Rev. Dr. beonezter Judkins, of Houston, Tex., brother-in-law of Stonewall Jackson, fell dead oni the railroad, while near Johnson city, 'Lean., yesterday. WOMEN AS OELEGATES, The Proposition Much in Favor With the Methodists of This State. By a Vote of Twenty-five to EBght It Is Carried Enthusl astically. The Appointments Will te, Made To-day --Selentllr, Exploring Party to Start From Great Falls. GREAT FALtr., Aug. 3.--18peclal.1-In the Methodist-Episcopal conference this morn ing the business sessions were resumed. The forenoon eession was mainly spent in hearing reports of pastors relative to their different charges, and this afternoon new and unfinished business was brought up. The proposition to cut off that part of Idaho now in the Montana conference was voted down. This evening the conference held a short session. The question of ad mitting women as lay delegates to the gen eral conference was, after much argument, passed in favor of the fair sex by a vote of twenjy-flve to eight. The result of the vote was received with the greatest applause. The appointments for the following year have been postponed until to-morrow even inm, just previous to final adjournment. UP DEATH CREEK. A Party of Princeton Geologists on an Ex ploring Touer. GREAT FALLt, Aug. 3.-[Special.] --Prof. Geo. Siem, of the department of geology, to gether with Messrs. Benet. Butler, Coulter, Stevenson. Hosford and Jefferson, students in the scientific department of Princeton college, of New Jersey, are at present in this city organizing a scientific exploring expedition to bhe made in the valley and among the headwaters of Smith river, or as it is locally named, Death creek. This river rises beyond White Sulphur Springs and flows no-thwest, emptying into the Missouri near UJlm, a few miles from this city. The party have purchased their outfits here, which consist of two four-horse teams. Prof. Mortson the geologist, will accompany them. They will be absent about six weeks. In hi con versation to-day Prof. Scott said: "Our trip is mainly for the purpose of procuring fossils, which I understand are petrified in the legion of Smith river. This part of the country has never been explored by a body of scientific men and we expect to make some valuable finds. The country was formed in the carboniferous period and I think was once the bed of an ancient lake, so that our chances of making some aseton ishifig discoveries are good." Progress of the Davl5 Case. BUTTE, Aug. 3.-[Special.]--Judge Mo Hatton, in the Davis will case, this morn ing heard the argument of counsel on tho question of admitting in evidence letters claimed to have been written by James R. Eddy, the alleged forger of the will. Judge Kirkpatrick argued the question for the proponents. After the argument had been finished court was adjourned until to-mor ,ow morning on account of death in the family of a court official. The argument of the contestants will be heard to-morrow morning. T'he Penalty of Opulence. M:ssourLA. Aug. 3.--[Special.]--Burglars yesterday evening during the absence of the family, entered Mr. Fletcher's house and obtained $450 from the trunk of Petor Turton and brother,Missoulian compositors. The contents of the room were thoroughly overhauled but nothing but the money taken. King May, a Chinaman, reports the loss of $9J0. He charges anotier Chinaman and a woman with the theft. Tile iSissonla Bridge. MIssoULA, Aug. 3.-LSpecial.]-Mayor Keith succeeded in getting a full attendance at the council meeting to-night. A lively discussion on the bridge question lesulted in a consideration and a vote to build the new bridge on the site of the old one. State Stealers in a P'aulic. ImcotN,r, Neb., Aug. 3.-Gov. Thayer, of Nebraska, is in Detroit at the G. A. I. en campment. Lieut. Govy. Majols' where abouts are not known. He is not in Lin coln and is supposed to be in Detroit also, or out of the state at least. Und- r the con stitution l'resident of the Senate Pointer is acting governor in that case. Pointer, wno is a strong alliance man, slipped down to Lincoln this afterneon and announced his intention of ascertaining whether Majors weas in the state. If he found he was not he said he would assume the duties of gIOvernor and run things until Majors or 'Ihayer tulned ou. lie said he would probably call a special session of the legislature to pass a Imllxlnnium freilght bill. Itopublican othllers at Lincoln are panie-stricken and the wires are kept hot cnlling on Thater and Majors to return. An Important tiling. Chairnman Finley. of the Western Pas seanger association, has just decided a com plaint of the Wisconsin Central road against the Chicago, St. Paul A Kansasu City, in which the latter was accused of a violation of its agreement. It appears that on March 22 the Chicago, St. Paul A Knin seas City sold i second-class ticket, limitcd to lnach 28, from Chicago to Portland, vin St. I'aul and the Northern l'sactie road. and that the pisseugl.Or's Iggnge was checked only to Spokane Falls. It was charged that through tickets were thus being issued to persons whose destination was soine inter mediate point, In order that the passengers might save sonletthing oiut of the regular fare by selling the retaining portion of thel ticket. 'Th chairman ruled, however, that no violattion was shown, as stoll-over privileges were not specillcally prohibited by the ngrrelment at the time the ticket in question was used. A similar charge mtiade by the Atchison, 'TLopekl & Stanta Fe against the It :ok Island was decided ill favor of the defendant. iloulr lltul (ratin Rates. Flour and grain rates from northwestern points ite rather shaky, owing to the dis oovery of it tariff put into effect by the St. lPaul, Minneapolis A Omaha road making rates on flour from Minneapolis and St. 'anul to New York twenty-..fve cents per ti)t pounds. This is a out of two and a half cents. It is feared that it will have the effect of bringitng about a reductlon in rain rates, and etfoais are being made to induce the St. Paul, Minneapolis A Omasha to withdraw the rate. A CLOSE CORPORATION. An Attempt to Learn Something of Pull. man Affaitrs. CrchAno. Aug. 8.--There was filed in the United State circuit court this afternoon a suit that may in various ways affect many railroads, It Is a bill in equity filed by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway against the Pullman Palace Car company for an accounting under a contract made in 1882, by which the St. Paul road secured from thirty to forty-five palace, dining and sleep ing cars. The road charges that Pull man, who is under contract for maintain. ing the cars, made charges that were gru.s ly excessive and fraudalent, An account ing is sought and an injunction restraining the Pullman company from prosecuting an action at law against the road for $1.000. (iM, now pending in court. The railroad company agreed to pay such proportion of the general expenses of the car compatny as the number of cars upon the line bore to the whole number of cars ran by the Pall. man company, but the bill shows that the chartres, according to the agreement, were $25.21 on each car for one month, and if this was a pro rata charge the amount re tained by the Pullman company from all companien it, had contracts with, must have been $1.218,888 per annum. SJiearding the enormoon amounts paid to porters and conducto a according to the Pullman bill the railroad company asserts that there was never any detailed state ment made of wages paid these employee. The cost of mnanufac'nring the cars Is gone into aend bills for the cost of cars in question, it is asserted, ar', ,reatly in ex cess of the actual cost. Edwin Walker, counsel for the road, said this evening: "This sunit will never be settled out of court, and we intend to see if we cannot bring this company to a proper recognition of the rights of our company. It has never acted fairly and squarly in the matter of expenses, and we intend that it shall be compelled to account for every thing. State legislatures have sent com mittee: after committee to investigant the Pullman company, but each time the old report of everything beinq absolutely per feet and right is made. It is about time the people and railroads of the compmny knew how affairs in the Pullmuan company are being ruanaged. We propose to find out." A COMMERCIAL BROKER. lie Falls for a Large Sum.-Nature of His Husiness NEW YORK, Aug. 3.-Abraham Backer, dealer in commercial paper, at 285 Broad way, made an assignment to-day. without preference, to Benjamin Einstein, of Town I send, Dick & Einstein, lawyers. Backer was a heavy dealer in commercial paper and also the capitalist of the firm of A. Backer & Co., dry goo:ls commission merchants at 285 Broadway. He also manufactured goods at Glastonbury, Conn., where he has a fine mill. His assignment, it is said, does not affect the drm, although he was the principal partner and capitalist. Backer's principal business was dealing in I commercial paper. His large connections in the south and southwest enabled him to handle a great deal of commercial paper, either no broker or purchaser. He was very popular intinancial and mercantile circles I and had confidence of banks and bankers in this city. The assignment, it is said, is principally due to the condition of the money market, which made it very difficult for him to float the quantity of commercial paper which he generally handled, and also to the decline in certain south ern railroad bonds of which he was a large holder. His contingent liabilities are mainly endorsements on commercial pa pers discounted by banks. His liabilities are principally to banks in this city and some elsewhere to individuals. It is gen-. erally understood Backer will not be called upon to pay full amount of liabilities, as over one-third are notes which he had en dorsed, but which will be taken care of by the makers. The assets, if properly taken care of, will, it is said, more than cover the liabilities and all creditors will proba bly be eventually paid in full. BURNED UP A MILLION. Disastrous Fire In the Heart of (Chicago- Heavy i.osers, CHICAOO, Aug. 3.-Fire involving the esti mated loss of at least $1,000,000 broke out at 7:39 this morning, in the large retail dry goods and notions store of Siegel, Cooper & Co. The blaze started on the first floor and spread through the inflam able stock with the great<t rapidity, the entire building soon being a mass of flames and every available piece of fire apparatus was called to the scene. Any at tempt to save the building was considered hopeless, and the fire department devoted itsefforts toward preventing the flames from spreading to the adjoining buildlner.. About 2,500 employee were in the building at the time. but all of them. so far as known, managed to escape uninjured, except one cash boy who was on the third floor. He started to come down the fire escape, bat fell re ceiving severe injuries. There were three watchmen in the building who have not yet Ibe-n accounted for. The building was en tirely gutted. The firm carried a stock valued at $500,000, but the loss is believed to have been fully covered by insurance. The losses are as follows: Siegel. Cooper , Co., $500,000 on stock and $40.000 on building; insurance. $t500,000; the Leader. Deimberg, Gluck & Horner, loss by smoke arid water, $100,000; insured; James H. Walker, dry goods, loss by smoke and water, $150,000: C. Hlenneek, & Co., crock ory and bric-a-brac, $40,000; insurance, $.,00x0. Losses to other adjoining build ings and stocks amount to about 130,000, mostly insured. Labor 'roubles at Omttaha. OAxiA, Aug. 1.-There has been no fresh trouble at the Omnha and Grant smelter to-day. When the hour for the day shift to go on duty arrived about 400 men gath ered at the gate anLd nobody went to work except a half dozen nen who emptied the silver furnaces. As soon as this was done the smtelter closed. 'The job printers are still out, with no prospects of a comprominse. A number of nmautiacturers have clubbed together and will test the eight -hour law in the courts. At noon to-day t ilnumber of bricklayers went out for eight hours. Fought Witlh Knives. TS. Louris, Aug. 3.-Antonio Gentles and Marento Kieto fought ia duel with knives in East St. Louis to-day. Gentles' body now lies in thet morgue, lBoth killed and slaver are Italians. T'hey were brothers-in-law Ind both lived in St. Louis. They went to E1iast St. Louis this Inorning, each with a basket of lemons. During the day they quarreled over sailes. After a few words tLe men went to a secluded and vacant lot and fought it out with knives. A little son of the dead man, who accompanied his lather, was the only witness of the duel. Kleto escaped. Lively Skirmnish. LAte CIIAnLrs, La., Aug. 1.--Yesterday at Look, Moore & Co.'s steam road, an alter cation between employes took place, in which ten men were shot, six of whom were killed outright and one was mortally wounded. Three others are seriously wounded but may recover. The difmieulty took place about twenty mlles from heres, and as means of communication are very poor full particulars have not been learnse, but it is known to be th~e result of an old tead.