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VOL. XXXIL-NO HELENA. MONTANA. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7, 1891. PRICE FIVE CBNTS
CAPT. PALMER PROMOTED - 1t Having Been FaithfTl in Small Things He Is Made Ruler of Many. a ileoted Commander-in-Ohief. of i All the Mighty Hosts of the G. A. R. Color Line Will not Be Drawn In the Itaike-MeJ. Warner Champlens the Colored Veterans. Dwraorr, Aug. 6.-Immediately after the meeting of the encampment this morning the election of commander-in-ohief was do olared the first business. There *ere four candidates, John Palmer, of New York; A. G. Weissert, of Milwaukee: W. P. Bred- f burg, of Califorhia. and S. H. Hurst, of I Ohio. Benj. C. Bryant, of Wisconsin, pireed Weissert in nomination in an elo quent speech. Weissert's nomination was I seconded by Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Kentucky. Corporal Tanner, of New York, placed Palmer in nomination, and Massa chuseite, New Jersey and Pennsylvania sec onded the nomination. J. J. Hollings- t worth, of Ohio, nominated Hurst, and W. i H. L. Barnes, of California. nominated r Smedburg. The latter's nomination was seconded by Nebraska, Kansas, Oregon, Washington aird Alaska, New Mexico and Idaho. Just before the ballot opened S. H. Hurst asked for recognition. "The state of Ohio," said he, "believes in justice and fair play and recognition to all pepartments of the G. A. 1i. [Applause.] It has been con ceded for years that whenever New York became united on a candidate this state which gave more men to the great army of the union than any other state, should be entitled to the commander-in-chief. New York is now united on a candidate, and I desire to withdraw my name and second the nomination of Palmer. of New York." The election was by secret ballot. The an nouncement of the first ballot with Pal mer far in the lead, indicated the certainty of his ultimate election. Great enthusiasm was manifested by New York delegates dur' ing the second ballot, when Palmer led from the start. At the conclusion, when the result was still somewhat in donbt, the California delegation changed its entire vote to Palmer. Prolonged cheering greeted this announcement, which meant Smed burg's withdrawal and Palmer's election. An enthusiastio delegate moved that Pal mer's election be declared unanimous, and it prevailed amid the wildest enthusiasm. Capt. John Palmer, the new commander in-bhief, was born on Staten Island March 22, 1842, and he has a splendid war record. He served during the was in the Ninety first New York volunteers, taking part in all its-engagements. Since the was he en gaged In the fresco painting and decorating busineea'in Albany, N. Y. As a member of the G. A. It., he was for several terms com mander of Lew Benedict Post No. 5. and later was elected commander of the New York department. In 18711 he was elected senior vice commander-rn-chief, nil of which important positions he tilled with credit. He is said to be a forcible speaker and a model presiding oflicer. For senior vie eonmmander-in-chief there was but one candidate. Henry 1s. Duflield, of Michigan, beinl chosen by acclamation. J. S. Clarkson, of Iowa, Peter B. Avers, of Delaware, and Albert E. Siholts, of Georgin, were nominate,' for junior vice commander in-chief. Clarkson won on the first ballot. For chaplain there were th es candidates S. B. Payne, of Florida, D. C. Milner, of Kansas, and A. B. Kendrick, of towa. Payne was elected. Surgeon Generrl Stevenson, of Connecticut, was re-elected by acclama tion. TU5E COLORt LINE. It Will Not Be Drawn in the Banks or the G. A. 1. DETROIT, Aug. G.-Past Commander-in Chief William Warner, chairman of the committee on addiress of the commander in-chief, reported resolutions, which were adopted, petitioning congress for legislation providing for the custody and care of Mgunt McGregor cottage and for ainrrdmentsto tire revised statutes providing more explicitly that preference be aiven old soldiers in gov ernment appointments and employmout. The "race problem" came up in the on campment this afternoon anu was affee tively settled for ill time. 'bhe special champion of the negro race was ex-Con grossman Willirm Warner, of Missouri, past commander-in-chief, and he is to-night receiving the tribute of the colored veter ans whose cause he so eloquently espoused. The matter crroe before the convention when Warner, as chairrian of tre commit tee on commander-in-chief's recormmenda tions, presented the following report: "Your committee has carefully consid ered the cleir and frank statements of the commander-in-chief ret arding difficulties existing between r.ots in the departments mitto has nlso considered all documents submitted to, and arguments made before it, as to the causes leading to the existing trouble in those d ýpartmients. The old posts, from one to eight inclusive, in thy departments of Louisiana and Miesis slssippi, are composed of white comrades. The news posts, from nine to seventeen inclusive, are composed of colored com tades. The contention is that the latter posts are tainted with fraud in their organ ization. The remedy auggested, a separate department of concurrent jurisdiction for colored veterans, involves an amendment to our rules and regulations. During that fierce struggle for the life of the nation, we stood shoulder to shoulder as comrades tried. It is too late to divide now on the color line. The man who is good enough to stand between the flag ands those who would destroy it, when the fate of the na tion was trembling in the balance, is good enough to be soomrade in any department of the Grand Army of the Republic. No different rules have been or ever shall be recognized by survivors of the Union army and navy, no department should be estab lished for any color or nationality. The platform of principles of the G. A. R. is so broad that all honorably discharged sol diers and sailors can stand upon it. In the opinion of your committee the faet that the department of Louisiana and Mississippi consists of poets, part of which are comn pesed of white comrades, the other of col ored comrodes, is no sufficient reason for making this radical change in our rules and regulations. Our fraternity, charity and loyalty should be witnessed by our deeds as well as our words. The recommendation of the commander-in-chief Is bases upon the fact that several of the colored posts of the department of Louisiana and Missis sippi have petitioned for separate de partments. Comrades representing part of their post appeared be fore the committee and claimed in argument that it was their understanding and that of many others, that colored com rades were only petitioning for a depart ment to be created in the state of Louisiana the same as in other states, in which depart ment all comrades, white and black, should be equally entitled to membership, and further that they and those represented by them are opposed to the creation of a sepa rato department. In view of the facts sub , o o our commitpee it is ofplcopinion wol eieaperienut to paean thority with the commander-in-chief to organie new or provisional departments in the states in which there are organized de partments." This report was signed by William Wan ner, John P. Rea, Lucius Fairchild and I Henry Painter. The minority report was presented by W. S. Decker, of Colorado. He concurred in the recommmendation of the commander-in-ohief and recommends that the rules and regulations be so changed as to authorize the commander-in-chief to or. ganise a department in departments now eisting. Whenever satisfied upon proper C representations that they may be organized without detriment to the G. A. R., or any department of the organization. Mr. Decker defended his minority report in a speech of some length. He dwelt on race distinctions in the south and said: "If we do not settle the question now, it will be I here continually until settled according to the condition of afairs found in Louisiana, Mississippi and other southern states." Maj. Warner said: "When these black men and white men shouldered the musket in defense of the Union it was pot a queq tion of etiquette or sociability, but patriot ism and loyalty. The black man fought t for the flag that never, up to that time, had t protected him in any thing but bondage. lhis organization had better bury the old flag, comrades had better tear the button from their breasts, than now, as our heads are silvering, to go back on the principles t for which we bled. [Aplause.] ' Ex-Commander-in-Chief Fairchild Com rade Northoote, of Virginia, and two colored members spoke in favor of the ma jority reporit. Mr. Graham, of Louisiana, I recounted some of the trouble of his de- 1 pFrtient. He said the colored post had Len recognized until recently, when char ters were granted by the department com mander, who became offended because members of the order refused to attend the i funeral of Jeff. Davis. Several hundred i men had been admitted within a few days, and the time was too short to make any ex amination into their military record or character. By viva voce vote the majority 1 report was finally overwhelmingly adopted. Kindred Societies. DETROIT, Aug. 6.-The society known as the Comrades of Battlefield, which in cludes the blue and the gray, met and ef fected a national organization by the elso- I tion of Major General Dalton, of St. Louis, as president. The association will hold its next meeting in Chicago. At the sixteenth annual reunion of the United States Veterans Signal corps a roll call showed a membership of 612. L. R. Fortescue, of Philadelphia, was elected president. 'I he ladies of the G. A. R. association held a very successful meeting. The order is a purely charitable and social institu tion, and was called into existence for the purpose of taking into the benevolent working and patriotic association all mem bers of a soldier's family. Its total niem berbship is between 15,000 and 20,000, and the president states that 260 circles were chartered the past year. Dr. Bryant, colored ex-eoi4ier from Chi cago, is here soliciting subscriptions for the erection of a monument at Jackson park, Chicago, to colored soldiers. It is intended to raise $150,000, and about $54,000 has been secured so far. A resolution was adopted at the Michi gan reunion of Mexican war veterans that surviving veterans of Mexico be invited to meet American survivors at the next gen eral encampment at Washington and that congress be asked for an appropriation therefor. A GREAT TIDAL WAVE. It Rises Up and Floods Portions of Mel SAN Faxrcsoo, Aug. G.-Ankland advices by et amer Alameda are to the effect that a great flood and something like a tidal wave prevailed at Melbourne July 13. The waters in the harbor rose above the level of the surrounding towns and several email vessels were wrecked. The floods were the most severe since 1862, and the course of the Yarra river presented a scene of desola tion for miles. In 'outh Richmond, an other suburb of Melbourne, whole streets were submerged and two thousand people rendered homeless. Business was almost suspended in the city and efforts made to relieve the wants of auffe-ers. The loss of life, it is believed, did not exceed ten. A schooner, name unkuwn, disappeared off Sorrento and is believed to have been lost withri all hands. On the plateau of the Dane Denong range, an rvalanch of earth, fifty acres in ext'nt, swept down the mon - lain side, engulling the residences there. lhe inmates escaped. Railroads were part ly washed out for twenty miles. A great r number of sheep were drowned. It is esti rmated that the total lose will reach £600,000. At last advides the Murray was rising and floods in Albury district were feared. Much sicknees is prevalent at Melbourne, attributable to exposure and deposits of slime left by the floods. Says France Hue Herself to Blame. PAnrS, Aug. G.-Lookroy, in an interview to-day, said he had no doubt but that the - handsome reception to the French fleet at Cronstadt, if not the visit itself, was due to England's support of the dreibund, - while France was isolated. He said there was a strong temptation for the capricious German emperor to plunge Germany into war. Reapproach ment betwren France and Russia removed a that danger. Francer, howeve. had mainly e herself to blame, her obstinacy in her policy - in Egyptian and Newfoundland questions throwinc England into the arms of Ger a many and the Dreibund. Lacks Confirmation. RT. Louis, Aug. 6.-A dispatch from the City of Mexico says Diraio De Centro Amer ica, printed in Guatemala, claims that the family of the unfot tunate Gen. Barrundia, who was killed aboard the Paciflc Mail steamship in the port of San Jose de Guate maln. by soldiers, has won its claim against the United States and will be paid $800,000 indemnification. Cray Prisoners Revolt. AUBUnN, N. Y., Aug. G.-Early this morn ing seventeen insane convicts at the state insane asylum overpowered their keeper, secured his keys and escaped. They scat tered over the western part of the city, where great excitement prevailed. Five of the escaped convicts have been recaptured and a large force of keepers are in pursuit of the others. Two of the attendants in ward six had gone to breakfast, leaving but two men in charge. Nine crazy convicts set upon the two keepers present without warning. The keepers made a gallant struggle, but were overpowered finally, one of them being stabbed twice under the right shoulder blade. A eattial Priest. SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 0.-This morning a mob effected an entrance to the house of Father Quay, a Catholic priest at Snohon. ish, dragged him from his bed and applied a comeplete coat of tar and feathers. He fonuht desperately. lie is accused of en ticing children of both sexes into his room and, after stupefying them with liquor, practicing various forms of immorality upon them. Snake Dance ip Artsons. WrNsLow, Ariz., Aug. G.-The famous Moque ludinn snake dance which is held every two vears commenced yesterday on the reservation, sixty miles from here and will continue sixtoen dare. It is reported that the government ia taking steps to stop thbdance and that this will be the least one held. CROOKED SPORT AT BUTTE E it at Horses Are Held In or Let Out to ns Suit the Ring on the to Inside. Oregon NIlolipee I Pulled Out Into the Mud to Avoid Taking a Heat. di fil The Desperate Attempt of the Sports to Play Even on the Previous T Day's Losses. Btrrrr, Aug. 6.-[Special.]-It was cold at the race track to-day, and the events unin teresting. Horsemen tried by desperate means to play even on yesterday's losses, and some things at the track looked suspi alone, but the Butte boys were wary to-day and put up little money. Therewas a suspicion that the handicap, half-mile heats, was off color, since Oregon Eclipse was a strong favorite for the race, but after he had taken a heat Smoothwire suddenly became very popular for the second heat. In this heat Oregon Eclipse was pulled over into the mud and lost the heat. The I judges declared the heat no heat, and when it was run over Oregon won easily. The time was :503 and :51. There was a strange thing also in the pool selling for the three-year-old trot, Ellard being a tremendous favorite for the rcce, c while Leap Year was a strong favorite for t the first heat. Leap Year took the first heat r and Ellard the last two. Time, 2:41%, a a 2:34%, 2:51. Marigold was the favorite for the mile c handicap and won handily in 1:46, Lucinda c " second, Wedgefield third, Tevy fourth. e The Bankers' stakes for two-year-olds t was won by Top Gallant, Centella second, Honshell third and Livingston last. Time, s 1 1:06 '. t The gentlemen's road race was stopped i I by darkness after the first heat, Under Sheriff Gallagher's Fred winning the first 1 heat in 2:51. r The 2:24 trot was also postponed until to morrow. - Te Chicago Races. CrimcAao, Aug. G.-Hawthorne races. Seven furlongs-Joe Carter won, Lela May sec- I ond, Insolvence third. Time, 1:811 . - Mile-Helter Skelter won, Lizzie B. sec 0 and, Red Leo thiri. Time, 1:44. Mile and one-eighth-Ethel won, Silver Lake second, Heydey third. Time, 1:56%. Six furlongs-Fan King won, Falerna sec ond, Rouser third. Time, 1:16%. Six furlongs-Prince Henry won, Blaze Duke second, Vancluns third. Time, 1:17. Garfield park races. Seven furlongs Starter Caldwell won, Red Fox ,second, Bill 1 Nye third. Time, 1:28%r n Mile and seventy yards-Somersault won, Ajundel second, King Punster third. Time, 1:46. seven furlongs-Sister Linda won, Brazos second. Sceolo third. Time. 1:27. t- Mile and one-eighth-Bonnie Bird won, Ranier second, Van Buren third. Time, 1:54. Five furlongs-Maggie Cline won, Tillie a S. second, Deceit third. Time, 1:02. a Saratoga Races. if SARATOGA, Aug. 6.-Track moderate, en tries few. Six furlongs-San Salvador won, Glee Bay second. Time, 1:18%. L- Mile and one-sixteenth-Homer won, 5 Balgowan second, Ayrshire Lass third. [0 Time. 1:529. it Mile-Bolero won, Versatile second, In i0 dia Rubber third. Time, 1:45%. if Mile and one-quarter-Ean won, Carroll A second, Abe third. Time, 2:11. if Six and one-half furlongs-Villa Marie it won, Gettysburg second, Luray third. Lo Time, 1:24. Y 2 Five furlongs-Apollo won, Kelp filly - second, Pennyroyal third. Time, 1:03,. 5. Jerome Park Races. JEROMR PARK, Aug. 6.-Track medium. Mile and one furlong-Reckon won, Edgar Johnson second, Uno Grande third. Time, 1:571. Six furlongs-Matthew won. Necromancy Colt second, Uproar Colt third. Time, 1:18'i. Mile and one-half-Raceland won, Eng lish Lady second. Time, 2:37%. Mile-Dead heat between Sirocco and Maywin. Adventure third. Time, 1:45. Five furlongs-Daisy Woodruff won, Soho second, Salisbury third. lime, 1:16%. Five furlongs-Alcalde won, Krnsh sec ond, Schuylkill third. Time, 1:03%. Racing at the Twin Cities. ST. PAUL, Aug. 6.-Track fast. Five fur longs-Hispania won, Comether second, Hamline third. 'lime, 1:08. Mile and one-sixteenth-Mary C. won, Comedy second, Glockner third. Time, 1:51. Nine furlongs-Eli Kindig won, Corinne Kinney second, Getaway third. Time, 1:56 . Six furlongs-Newton won, Carlsbad sec ond, German third. 'lime, 1:14%. Mile-Figit won, Dolly Houston second, Joe third. Time, 1:474y. Yolo Maid Second. BurrAto, N. Y., Aug. 6.-2:19 class, un finished from Wednesday-Sprague's Gold Dust won, Aline second, Jean Valjean third. Diamond fourth. Best time, 2:161j. 2:25 trot-Jerry L. won, Nettle King sec ond, Frank F. third, Nutting King fourth. Best time, 2:204. Free for all pace-Hal Pointer won, Yolo Maid second, Johnston third, Dallas fourth. Beat time. 2:10!i' 2:25 trot, unfinished-Honest George won, Nightingale second, Keokee third, Paul fourth. Best time, 2;19. The Trotters. SAN Fuerctson, Aug. 6.-Three-year-old trot-Lida Wilkes won, Melrose second. Time, 2:2g. Special race-Flora G. won, Free Coinage second. Time, 2:30. Hie Was a tireat Horse. SAnoAToA. N. Y., Aug. 6.-Proctor Knott, the well-known race horse, died in his stall at Hlorsehaven. His name and fame were known to turfomen all over the coun try, for, while his form during the past couple of years has not been the higuest, as a two-year old ite won laurels enough to place him among the most famous racers of the country. Ite captured both the junior ohamp and futurity, in the latter de t eating Snivator after a great finish. lie cost his owner 42r, us a yearling and won for him more t an $106,000 In the three seasons he raced. ultivan on a Spree. SeeAN FaImuCo, Aug. 6.-Australian ad vices by steamer Alameda coullirm the re port of the defeat of Owen Sullivan, ex barrier champion of Anstralia. in two rounds, at the hands of Joe Choynskl, the V Oalifornia pugilist. The Alameda passed the Mari posa at Auckland, N. Z., July 18. Tohn L. Sullivan and theattieal troupewere aboard the Mariposa, on the way to Syd- ,i aey. It was reported that Sullivan had * Indulged in liquor on arrival at Auckland to such an extent that Capt. Haywards, of the Mariposa bad been constrained to order him conhned to the cabin. With a Chip on His Shoulder. Loanox, Aug. 6.-Prichard, the Engligh K champion middle weight, intends to start for the United States in a short time to en deavor to arrange a match with some fighter. BASE BALL. N The Home Club Mentioned First In the Record Here Printed. LEAGUN CLUBS. Boston 1, Chicago 8. Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 1. New York 8, Pittsburg 6. it Brooklyn 5, Cleveland 8. it AsSOCIAIION CLUBS. b St. Louis 5, Athletics 7. d Louisville, 4, Boston 8. Cincinnati 7, Baltimo e 4. Columbus 9, Washington 11. F SUNDAY OBSERVANCE, a - S Recommended by the Catholic Total b Abstinence Society. h WAsmanoxor, Aug. 6.-At to-day's meet- n Ing of the Catholic Total Abstinence union s the report of the committee on resolutions was presented, wherein it was resolved: 1 "That, In the efforts to overcome the evils , of drink on lines laid down by the Balti- a more Catholic congress, there is no race, no d creed, no color, no national distinction in this common struggle, in this common sor row, but also common hope, t against a common foe. Catholic women were appealed to to imitate the t Women's Christian Temperance Union and I co-operate with it." The resolutions de clare that sound public policy does not seem to sanction the sale of liquor at the World's fair, nor does it require the exist arice of a traffic privileged to cover this fair land with breweries, distilleries and saloons, and which is wrecking homes, breaking hearts and grinding down souls into the mire of wretchedness and woo. The following resolution was adopted after a lengthy debate: "That we consider it the duty of all tem perance men to support candidates for public offices who honestly pledge them selves to labor for the enforcement of Sun- a day laws closing the liquor saloons on that day; that we deem it the manifest duty of I every temperance man to discountenance any candidate for public office who declares himself or is known to be committed to the support of the liquor interest." The sentiment of the convention i seemed to be against legislative I prohibition. but it was not deemed ex vedient to so declare in resolution. In dianapolis was selected as the place of the next convention. Bishop Cotter, of Minne- I iota, was re-elected president. MRS. HILTON'S MISTAKE. She Charges Ladlies With Theft and Forces Them From the Windsor. SARATOGA, N. Y., Aug. 6.-Since the fa mous edict barring a whole race out of the Grand Union hotel was issued few social matters have caused a greater sensation in Saratoga than the ejectment of Miss Eloise Willis and Mrs. G. W. Lente from the Windsor. Miss Willis is an actress who was formerly connected with the Wallack company and was also a member of the late John McCullough's company. Mrs. G. W. Lente is the widow of a well-known New York physioinn. Through what seems to have been a case of mistaken identity Miss Willis and Mrs. Lente were grossly insulted by Mrs. Henry Hilton. Miss Willis and Mrs. Lente were guests at Judge Hilton's aristo cratic Windsor hotel, where they made many acquaintances and became very popu lar. A week ago at a dance at Crum's place snome one tampered with a locker in which Mrs. Hilton kept some chinaware, The tat ter concluded that Miss Willis and Mrs. Lento were the guilty parties, and finding them in the dining room of the hotel opened up on them with a volley of angry charges and demanded that they leave the hotel. They were compelled to leave, while pro testing their innocence. Later it was dis covered that a friend of Mrs. Hilton had taken the china from the locker and that the ladies were innocent. The occurence is the sensation of the hour. The women will bring suit for slander. WANTED IN BUTTE. Dan Warren in Jail in Si. Panut-His Of fenve. ST. PAUL, Aug. f.-[Special.]-It was made public here to-day that on last Sun day Dan Warren, wanted in Montana to answer to the charge of stealing thirty head of cattle belonging to J. C. Thorn ton, of Butte, was rieatrid on a train at St. Paul while on his way soct, by a Pinker ton detective named T. F. Cleary. The ar rest was made upon a message from Capt. McGinn, head of the Pinkerton agency at St. Paul, who is now in Butte , engaged on the Penrose murder case. The prisoner was quietly kept in jail to await the arrival of Sheriff John E. Lloyd, of Silver Bow county. Lloyd ar rived to-day equipped with the requisition - of Coy. Toole directed toi (oe. Mterrisnm. the paper was served immediately, bitt 'Judge McCafferty, as attorney for the pets crier, applied to Gov. Merriam for a stay tif proceedings until nine o'clock Saturday morning. rhe governor was riot at the -ocpital when Mr. McCafferty called, so it is riot yet known whether the apnullcation wilt lbe grairted or riot. Warren used to live ini Minneapolis and it is eutid there are some ouplenasst recouleetions of him in the Flour citv. Entries on Mlineral Lands. WAmaIOTON, Aug. 6.-Acting Scoretary Chandler has rendered a decision in the case of Harnish against Wallace on appeal from the local land oflicers at Sacramento, Cal., which will materially change the practioc of the department as to agricul tural entries which are subsqnuentIly found to he mineral in character. The acting secretary holds: "lit order to defeat an agricultural entry on the ground of the mineral character of the land, it must te shown that mineral was known to "evist at the time of entry." Heretofore the prae tico has been to cancel agricultural entries where mineral was discovered at any tine prior to the issuance of the patent. Trouble Over the Chitef. ('nu'Aoo, Aug. 6.-A rumor reached ('hi cego this afternoon front San Franciseo that Director Gsneral Davis had appointed a new chief of the horticultural bureau. In q Wiry failed to confirm the report. The directory, the body to which the ni mine tion would be submitted bl the director general, was not in session to-day. It is un do: stood that Davis' intention is not to name any one for the place until both the direr tory and national commuiesion are in ses sion. so that the bad results of failure to contirmi will be reduced to it minim um. The natuotal commission will not meet until August 18. !ENCEANCE OF HEAVEN, r; It Falls Upon a Smuggler Who was Bringing In Contraband Chinamen. Killed by Lightning on the Teton not Very Far From Fort a Benton. Nine Cele fals, in the name Vehicle With Him, Were not Touched by the Deadly Bolt. FORT BEwToN, Aug. 6.-[Spec0al.]-Dur ing the progress of a heavy thunderstorm in this vicinity last evening word was brought to town that a man had been killed I by lighning on the Teton, about five miles distant. Subsequent investigation proved that the man was named Gas Brede, of I Fort McLeod, N. W. T., and that he had in I charge a party of Chinaman, whom he was apparently smuggling into the United States, contrary to law. Death seemed to have been instantaneous. One of his horses was severely injured. The nine Chi naman in the wagon escaped without a scratch, but were afterwards arrested by Collector of Customs Jere Sullivan and lodged in jail. The party was arraigned be fore United StatesCommissioner Duff to-day and their examination was set for Wednes day next, when United States Attorney Weed will attend and prosecute, and the Whole outfit will doubtless be ordered back to China. Brede is said to have been in the smuggling business for some years and has been several times muloted in heavy penalties on each side of the international boundary, but heretofore he has escaped de tection in violating the provisions of the Chinese exclusion act. For a long time it has been known to the cnetom officials that Chinamen were being brought into Mon tana from Canada and the utmost vigilance has been used to effect the capture of the smugglers, but owing to the small force of deputies no headway was made and the excluded people were smuggled over daily. Two weeks ago Collector Sullivan received word that a band of Chinamen were at Lethbridge, Al berta, waiting a favorable opportunity to cross. He instantly notified Deputy Col lector Frank Dowd at Sweet Grass and sent a man named Russell to assist him. Last Sunday the deputies received word that a fresh trail had been found on the B ton road, seven miles west of Sweet Grass, but being unable to procnre saddle horses, they came down the Great Falls & Canada road to Rock Springs, where Mr. Dowd secured a horse and struck across the country to in tercept the smugglers, Mr. Russell coming I on to Benton and notifying Collector Sulli van. Word was instantly sent to all points along the road and preparations made for a grand search, when last night's flash of lightning discovered the smuggled band. WOULD INVOLVE WAR. The Attempt to Remove the Cheyennes to Fort Keogh. 3 MItEs Crry, Aug. I.-LSpecial.]-The Cheyenne Indian commission was invited to Fort Keogh this evening where they wit nessed a review of the troops, heard a con I cert and were tendered an informal recep tion by the post commander. At 9:30 they - returned to the city to accept the'hospitali ty of the chamber of commerce which had e prepared a reception at the rcoms h of the Miles City club. Prominent citizens of Custer county and a large number of officers from Fort Keogh, including Col. Swaine and Capt. Eweres, in charge of the Pine Ridge Cheyennes, were present. Hon. C. U. Middleton was chosen chairman of the meeting and made thd first speech. Judge J. W. Strevell followed him. Hon. t Joe Scott, on the part of the range, then e spoke. All of the speakers were sharply in I terrogated by the members of the commis sion. At the suggestion of the chairman Cant. Eweres was called upon and after giving a full history of the advent of the Cheyennes in Montana replied to the question as to the removal of the Chey ennes to any point from the Lame Deer,that would cause the bloodiest Indian war ever known, and that it would take more o troops to move them, even to the Fort Keogh reservation, than had ever been en t gaged in any Indian war. They would, he said, die in their tracks rather than be re moved froge their homes. The effect of a removal to Fort Keogh, if successful, would be to forever wipe out the possibility of e their becoming self-supporting. IOWA WITNESSES. Testify in the Davis Will Case-Against J. It. Eddy. Burrrs, Aug. 6.-[Special.1-The Davis will case progressed to-day in the usual manner. The cross-examination of Wit noss Steckel, who testitlied that the will was written by Eddy, was concluded in the af ternoon. W. H. Jacques, of Ottumwa. Ia.. was placed on the stand and offered testi mony as to the writing of Jas. Davis, whose attorney be used to be. Four different let ters and papers were produced bearing the signature and writing of Davis and ad dressed to Jacques. These were offered in evidence for the purpose of proving the signature to the will to be forged. They were ruled out ty the court and marked by the court reporter for the pur tose of identification. Mr. Jacques stated that he was acquainted with J. 1. Eddy. the alleged forcer of the will: that he knsw the handwriting, and he believed that the body of the will, also the signature of Job and James Davis were written by him. About four o'clock the cross-examination of witness was comr mouced by Col. Sanders, representing the defendants (proponents), and at the time of adjournment had not been finished. TILE FEATHER t ED. It Shields Two lPersons From a Bolt of Lightuleg. PIur'nsavao, Aug. GI-[Special.1-Last night about 10::K)0o'clock the house of Henry Nall was struck by lightning. The bolt struck the chimney, demolished it and ran down into a bedroom in which Mr. and Mrs. Nall were sleeping. The paper on the room was burned on all sides, the ilxtures scat tered about and the bed in which they were sleeping set on fire. The steel bed springs attracted the lightning, as the mattress caught fire from beneath. A feather bed saved the lives of the two persoas. Neither one of them was injured in the least. Mr. and Mrs. Nall were not aware of their nar row escape until awakened by the flames. At very nearly the same time, a few miles from town, two valuable horses belonging to Mrs. Mary Schuh were struck by light ning and killed. Big Bridges in Mentana. Cuomnu, Aug. 6.-[Speolal.1-The great bridge over Cut Bank, where the road strikes the reserve, is 1,208 feet long, 157 feet high, contains 1,007,000 feet of timber and sixty-five tons of bolts, nuts and washers. The nearest side track to the agency is at Carlow, near the Macleod road. but Blackfoot, six miles west of this point, will be the discharging station for freight. Willow creek is crossed by a beautiful little bridge 210 feet in length and about fifty feet in height. At Durham, ten miles above Blackfoot, is the ten degree curve, where one in the caboose can almost shake hands with the engineer when going around it. Two miles beyond Elk station, at the end of the track, is the campof the bridge com. pany now engaged in erecting the Two Medicine bridge. This great structure, 214 feet high was completed August ii, and in the meantime work is being pushed on the grade between there and the summit to the greatest extent. Fall Race Meetiug. MILZs CITY. Aug. 6.-[Special.]-At a meeting of the directors of the C. C. H. F. & 8. A. at the secretary's office, it was de cided to hold a fall meeting at Miles City on Sept. 16, 17 and 18, these dates being now claimed by this association in advance of any other in the state. As roughly made up the programme provides for a three minute trot and two running races the first day; a 2:30 trot and three running races, in eluding a hurdle race, the second days and a free-for-all trot and three running races the third day; $2,000 in purses will be given, and as the regular circuit meetings in this state will then be over, it is believed that quite a field of horses. both trotting and running, will be present to compete. A New Building Superintendent. LrvINoaTow, Aug. 6.- [Special.] - John Livingston, who has for some months been superintendent of the bridge and building department for the Montana division of the Northern Pacitio, with headquarters in this city, resigned to-day. It is understood the position will be filled by a Chicago man. Charged With Bigamy. P1'LrPsnuao, Aug. 6.-[Special.]-W. H. - Allen and wife, vwho were arrested charged t with bigamy, waived preliminary examina tion and were taken to the jail at Deer I Lodge this morning to a wait the action of I the grand jury. AGGREGATION OF KICKERS. I - a They Adopt a Platform and Then Deelde to Bolt. fiaNEorxmLn, Aug. 6.-The People's Party - convention, which closed this evening, was a aremarkable gathering. It was composed a of the dissatisfied element of all parties. f Every delegate had his own idea of how existing troubles could be remedied, and was disposed to insist upon it being adopted. The total representation was 1,236 delegates, about 400 of e whom were present. The platform went through with a rush, but after the delegates read it carefully in the papers they gath ered in knots about town and discussed it d freely. Many have already declared their - intention to bolt on account of the liquor plank, which they say they did not intend to adopt as part of the platform. The leaders are confident of y forming a coalition with the pro t- hibitionists not later than 1892, and d going into the national campaign very a strong. Their plan is to extend the plank i demanding government ownership of rail roads and telegraphs, to the liquor traffic, and have agents in charge who will conduct 1. the business much as postoffices are now e run. The bolting element's strength san not be estimated until the delegates report to their constituents. A platform was adopted following the 1" general lines of the Cincinnati document. 2. Hon. John Seitz, of Seneca, was nomi *n nated for governor. He had in years past been a candidate for the same office on the greenback ticket. Other nominations were: Lieutenant-governor, Frank Rist, of (in. ,n cinnati, a compositor. state auditor, N. M. ir Cooper, of Athens; attorney general, Riall it Smith, of Summit; state treasurer, Henry d Wolf, of Cleveland; supreme judge, Albert Yaaple,of Dincinnati; school commissioner, f- J. N. Peterson. of Creek county: for mem it ber board of public works, J. 8. Bower, of ir Franklin: wood and dairy commissioner, re Weaver, of Portage. Alliance in Misslssippt. LA FAYETrE, La., Aug. 8.-The State Farmers' alliance to-day adopted the re port of the conference committee with the anti-lottery league, but the report was not made public. It is understood, however, that the alliance agreed to give the antis four places in the state ticket, lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor and secretary of state. Hon. Thomas 8. Adams, president of the alliance, was unanimous y endorsed for governor. To-night those op posed to the alliance and anti. lottery com bine sent a telegram to President Polk, of the national alliance askin u: "Has the state Farmers' union of Louisiana the power to bind its members against their will to support ilia democratic party, a faction thereof, based on a strictly democratic piatform?" It is quite certain that Adams will no be a can didate for governor unless nominated by the regular democratic convention. Endorsed the Party Only. LINCoLN, Neb., Aug. 6.-The prohibition state convention completed its labore to. day by nominating t. W. Richardson, of Omaha. for judge of the supremne court. and Rev. William Glaret, of Noligh and Mrs. Caroline M. Woodward, of Soward, for regents of the state university. The plit form, which is lengthy, endorses the na tional prohibition party, not its platform; dcmands government control of telegraph and railroad companies; the unrestricted coinage of the muetals; total annihilation of the liquor trallic. The obnoxious feature of the national platform is supposed to be the tarilf plank. Deaten Down by tall and Rain. C'nortaToN, Minn., Aug. 6.-A rain and hailstorm passed over part of this county this morning, accompanied by considerable wind. The rain was the heaviest known in this section. In the southern part of the county a strip of country a mnile wide and twelve miles long was devastated by hail. Three to four thousand acres of standing grain was damaged. In other parts of the county much of the heavier grain has bees badly beaten down. Declared for IMlaiue. MIADvILLIS, Pa., Aug. 6.-The Crawford county republican convention to-day de clared for Blaine for president in 1i92. Crawford county is the home of Chairman Andrews, of the republican state commit tee, a close friend of Senator Quay, and the action is regarded as agaileant.