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VOL XXXlI.--NO 186. HELENA, MONTANA. SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 18l1. PRICE FIVE CBNTS LOOMIS HAD A SCHEME, It Would Doubtless 'Have Netted Him a Fortune in a Short Time. But a Cruel Illinois Grand Jury Indioted Him for Embez zlement. Sle Set Up as Claim Agent at Washington -A Proviso That Looked Harmless. OCmAoo, Aug 7.-A reluctant but none the less startling recital of almost incredi ble fraud was elicited to-day from one of the victims. Not the least interesting fea ture of the case is the fact that the chief personage is a typical Washington claim agent, whose operations have been so ex tensively curtailed of late by the San Fran cIsoo Examiner's newly established bureau of claims at the national capital. The ar rest at Washington of Loring B. Loomis and his compulsory return to Chicago to stand trial for a number of embezzlements committed here has, it would seem, broken up one of the most cunningly devised plans yet unearthed to fleece persons who hold claims against . the United itates. Loomis had his scheme already underway and in a few months he would have drawn untold thousands of dollars from unsuspecting people who con ided their claims to his "agency." Loomis was arrested in Washington about July 22 by Detective Greenhalge, of Chicago, on a requisition issued by Gov. Fifer, of Illinois, conformably to the finding of two indict ments for embezzlement against him by the Cook county grand jury. His career in Chicago prior to his flight with some $14, 000 of other people's money, seemed to be a sort of preparatory school for his more extensively planned bogus claim "agency" in Washington. William H. Douglas, the greatest sufferer by Loomis' rascality, was seen by a repre sentative of the Examiner. Mr. Douglas holds an important position in the central grain and stock exchange, and owns a fine residence in Hyde park. "Now I do not want to say anything against Loo mis for his family's sake," said Mr. Doug las, "but what I will say will be facts. In the first place, the published statement that I am or was in the land-claim business is not correct. Not being in that business myself, of course Loomis could not have been in it with me. Neither had I at any time any connection as a partner with Loo mris. As far as I know, Loomis first came here a year and a half or so ago. He had been, so he gave it out to those whom he met, in the claim agency business at Wash Ington in partnership with one Clarke, but the scheme did not seem to pav. He brought here with him, so it was given out, some $10,000, which had been fur nished him by his father. Boon after he came here he started in the stock and grain brokerage business, hav ing an office in the Royal Insurance build ing. He leased wires and did a big business and was very successful for a while. Most of his customers wleO out-of-town people. I guess things went against him. because one day he went to the bank and drew out all the money belonging to his customers and skipped. In the sum he took was $8,000 of mine, which I had put up with him as a margin on trades which he had made for my account. That was the only connection I had with him. He was my broker and he ran away with my money. I and others whose money he had taken went before the grand jury and on our evidence two indict ments were found against him. I under stand that after leaving Chicago with the stolen money he traveled con siderably and then went to Wash ington, where he resumed the ' claim agency' business in Washington with Clarke. They made a specialty of Indian claims, and they sent out shousands upon thousands of circulars. Loomis followed the circulars to Texas, where he went around getting people to assign their claims to him. The agreement was that he, or the firm, was to retain a stipulated percentage of this amount as compensation if the claim was collected by them from the gov ernment. But the contracts had a little proviso which looked harmless but meant a great deal. It was to the effect that no other charges would be made by the agency unless extra service was rendered or extra expense inourred. This provision or clause you see was so vague and indefinite that under it the agency could make mny charges it pleased and the people who had assigned their claims could not object. Of course Loomis' arrest stopped the fruition of thq schema, but it had great possibilities for a man of Loomis' peculiar ideas of menm and team. Loomis isnow at Manchester, Iowa. The case is not settled as was reported, and he will be tried in coatt on the two charges of embez zlement." A man who was well acquainted with Loomis says that if he had not been ar rested he would have cleared $1,000,000 or more on his "agency" scheme, because every dollar collected for the claimants could be retained by him under the ingoui "na davina of 1-f- ra nTn nar 1 » Despair or the Lunch Counter Man. CHICAGO. Aug. 7.-On a bill filed in the state circuit court by Fred Harvey, Judge Driggs issued an injunction restraining the Atchison, Topeka & Banta Fe Railroad company from running dining cars upon Its lines west of the Missouri river, covered by contract with him for feeding passe gers between any of the points upon this portion of the road, and from refusing to stop its trains at complainant's hotels and lunch rooms. Harvey represents that his plant covers nearly 2.100 miles of railroad and has cost him $150,000. He is conduct ing twenty hotels and eating houses and now the road thlentens to put Oi dining cars and give his places the go-by. The railroad people say the contract does not debar them from putting on dining cars and will move for a dissolution of the injunction. Army and Navy Union. BOSTON, Mass.. Aug. 7.-The Army and Navy union at to-day's session appointed a committee to arranne for a Indies act Iliary union, of which wives and daughters of members of the regular organization may become members. Chaplain II. S. Oderlinser was appointed I committee to go before the next congress and ask that lunited States soldiers be put on the retired list after twenty-ive years of service, in stead of thirty. International Bar Assoclation. Borros, Aug. 7.-At the annual meet ing of the National liar association to-day the report of the committee on international law adopted a report providing that steps be taken for the orannizing of an interna tional bar association, to meet at the World's Columbian exposition in Chicago, In 1893I. Homeward ionsad. ST. PAUL, Aug 7.-[fpeolsl.1-Warren, the man charged with stealing cattle in Montnua. was taken west this afternoon by ihaerldE J.E. Lloyd. of Silver Bow county. FEW SAW TiH RACES. The Weather Was Cold and the Pro gramme Long. Bmr.t, Aug. 7.--[Special.1-It was cold at race track to-day and only about 500 people were out. The programme was long and darkness fell before the races were finished. The firft was a trotting race for two-year olds, Breeders' stakes, transferred from the Anaconda track. The race resulted: Magenta................................... I 1 i)on L ............ ...... ................... 2 2 Mletenor................................... de Tlime-2:59, 2:57. Leap Year had a walkoverfor the trotting race for three-year-olds, transferred from the Anaconda association. The running race, 600 yards handicap, for a purse of $450, was won by Bob Wade with April Fool second, Sam Jones third, Yellow atone fourth and Mermaid fifth. Time, :31)(. In the running race, five furlongs, heats, for a purse of $li00, Revolver won in two straight heats, Hercules second. Time, 1:02, 1:08%. ' The running race, one and one-eighth miles, was wone by Applause in 1:58, Nevada second and Malcolm third. ioedvtor'e trotting race: James Ii. tciallagher ebl.g. Fred.......1 2 1 I H i. II. Ilort's b. K. Roll ..............2 1 2 12 F'. J. Fletcher's b. g. Prince........... 8 Ide Time--2:51. 2:59, 2,58V, 2:58. The 2:24 class trot was postponed. The Chicago Meetlnes. CrcnAoo, Aug., 7.-Garfield park races. Track fast. Thirteen-sixteenths of a mile Draft won, Blue Maid second, Leo third. Time. 1:2114. Mile-Hindoo Lass won, J. J. Healy sec ond, Arundel third. Thime, 1:438. Six furlongs-Goldstone won, Addle sec ond. JimHead third. Time, 1:143 . Mile and one-sixteenth-Brandolettewon, Marchma second, Jed third. Time, 1:48. Five furlongs-Maggie Lebus won, Co rinne second, Zantippa third. Time, 1:02g. Hawthorne races: Five furlongs-Queenie Trowbridge won, Piccadilly second, Dr. Iceman third. l'ime, 1:031/. Milo and one-sixteenth-Little Scissors won, Patrick second, Carus third. Time, 1:50 G. Six furlongs--Jean won, Maud Howard t second, C. L. Brown third. Time, 1:174. Six furlongs-Geraldine woq, Mand B. second, Warren Leland third. Time, 1:154. Mile-Dundee won, Imus second, Back hound third. Time, 1:45. Racing at Jerome Park. JEnBOM PARK, Anug. 7.-Track fast. Half a mile-Grand Prix won, Exotic second, Picolill third. Time, :48%. One thousand four hundred yards-Hous ton won, Orageuse second, Pagan third. Time, 1:21.4 Six furlongs fifty feet, heats-Beck won, lRoquefort second, Margherita third. Time, 1:18. Second beat, Beck won, Roquefort second, Marghorita third. Time, 1:17. Six furlongs-Hamilton won, Kilkenny second, Rhoda third. Time, 1:18. hix furlongs-Helen Bose won, Peratts second, Lillian third. Time, 1:171. Steeplechase, short course - Bassanic won, Eoarte second, Futurity third. Time, 3:37. On the Twin City Track. r ST. PAUL, Aug. 7.-Mile-Eli won, Inno cence second, Jim Dunn third. Time, 1:43%. Five furlongs-Callie Ferguson won, t Granger second, Francis third. Time, * 1:(R' . H1-alf mile, heats-First, Blue Bird won, Black Belle second. Duke L. third. Time, S:57~. Second, Black Belle won, Duke L Ssecond, Blue Bird third. Time, :57, Third, Black Belle won. Time, :59. Mile and one furlong, handicap-Prince " Fortunatus won, Guido second, Hoppe. third. Time, 1:54t4. Mile-Guido won, Pomfret second, Leon e ard third. Time, 1:42".-. Trotting at Buffalo. B1rFAzLO. N. Y., Aug. 7.-2:23 trot, unfin ished from yesterday-Nightingale won, ° Honest George second, Walton Boy third SKeoko fourth. Best time, 2:20. ° 2:24 pace-Direct won, Mary Cantianve, I second, Frank Dortch third, Pine Love t fourth. Best time, 2:186. a Free for all trot-Rosalind Wilkes won e Mambrino Maid second, Alvin third, Mo e Doel fourth. Best time, 2:15. e 2:17 trot, unfinished-Junemont won firl - and second heats, J. B. Richardson won the e third. Best time, 2:18. a Belle Hamlin, Justina and Globe, three o abreast, went against time, 2:14, but dic r not do better than 2:1-;. On the Track at Saratoga. SAnATOGA, Aug. 7.-Track fast. Five far longs-St. Charles won, Orinoco second, Virgin Second third. Tame, 1:09;1. Seven furlongs-Little Minch won, Inferno second, Redfellow third. Time, 1:29. Five and one-half furlongs-Drizzle won, Tormentor second, Maggie Beck third. Time, 1:02. Five furlongs-R-ex won, Cottonade sec ond, Santa third. Time, 1:03. Seven furlongs-Daisy F. won, Erio sec ond, Kern third. Time, 1:30. BASE BALL The Home Club Mentioned First in the Record Here Printed. LEAOUE CLUBS. Boston 5, Chicago 6. Philadelphia 18, Cincinnati & New York 0, Fittaburg 2. Brooklyn 4, Cleveland 1. ABSOCIAlION CLUBS. St. Louis 10, Athletics 9. Louisville, 4, Boston 7, ten innings. Cincinnati 4, Baltimo a 5. Columbus 8, Washington 6. A Pittiburg Failure. PITTesBUiRO, Aug. 7.-Business and finan cial circles wore startled to-night by a re port that W. E. Schwertz, the most exten sive shoe manufacturer in this section, and the head of finn:leial and mercantile insti tutions, had failed. lie confessed judg ments to-day aggregating $233,000. The cause of the failure or liabilities could noi be learned to-night as Sehwortz is seriously ill and could not le seen. Other parties interested refused to give information. Amongl outsiders the emlbarraesment is at tributed to the heavy decline i natural gas stooks and the failure of several shoe concerns in tlhe east and here. Must no Sea.t to (China. Burrto, Aug. 7.-United States Com missioner Hirechbeek to-day rendered a decision in the case of two Chinamen. Sing Le anild Jur Toni, r. contly a, rested for vio lation of the exclusion not, to the effect that they must be sent back to China by way of Sin Francimso. This Is the first de cision of the kind that has been rendered. Heretofore ('hinamwhn smuggled into the United ttates from Canada have been sim ply sent back to Canuda. Once (Governor of New Mexale. Maaitwrown, N. J., Aug. 7.--Ex-Oov. Samuel Axtell died yesterday afternoon at the residence of his son--in-law, Charles M. Phillips, after a brief illness. He came here four years ago to regain his impaired health from New Mexico. NO [ENEHAL ELECTION, 5 There Will Probably Not Be One for Some Time in England. ti No Reconciliation of the Faotions r in the Irish Parliamentary Party. Royal People in Goodly Numbers Will Visit the World's Fair-Emperor William Among Them. [Coyright, 1891, New York Associated Press.] LONDON, Aug. 7.-Since the prorogation speech announced that the coming session would deal with questions al ready elaborated all rumors of the immediate general election have ceased. Members know that the leg islative programme mentioned in the queen's speech of November last is left in complete and will be resmed next year. Besides the Irish local bill, the ministers have perfected an English measure devel oping the existing system of local govern ment by creating district councils and other bills. The opposition are prepared to see the government succeed in carrying these without fearing that the cabinet will be thereby so strength ened as to avert defeat on appeal to the country. The burden of work rests upon Balfour. In his Irish local government bill it is understood that the feature will be the franchise of electors of county boards, the boards being confined to persons ac tually paying rates. The mehsures will bear the smallest resemblance to home rule measures. Leading principles will prevent boards created under its provisions from being controlled by the masses. If the presence of royal persons can in sure the success of the World's fair in Chi cago, its success now seems to be assured. It is certain that several members of the English royal family are showing such in terest in the progress of preparations as in dicates intention on their part to visit the fair, and communications have reached London from Berlin which leave little doubt that if Europe is at peace at the time of the fair, the German emperor will indulge himself in the greatest voyage of his life in seeing America. Three weeks of naval maneuvers just concluded in the north sea have been keen Iv watched by every government in Europe. Experts blame the admiralty for suddenly changing the plans, converting tactical maneuvers, thus spoiling the iniative of the admiral commanding. In spite of the admiralty's blunders, the evolutions yielded results of immense importance. They have shown the rapidity of mobilization of the English fleet in reality; that new and com plicated instruments of sea warfare, lke the battle ships Sanspareil and Nile can be equipped, man ned and sent to sea in a few days ready for action. The have also proved that thell0-ton guns used on the Sanspareil can be worked rapidly and suecessfully, penetrating nineteen inches of iron armor and fifteen inches of any compound armor afloat at a range of 2.000 yards. Another discovery made has modified the accepted ideas of the value of torpedo vessels. In no instance did a torpedo vessel succeed in an attack on an ironclad. The system followed against torpedo vessels was to convert de fense into attack. Instead of waiting for the torpedo vessels the warships went for them. Out of twenty torpedo boats, four were adjudged captured, while two protecting ships were destroyed and seventeen attacks repulsed. The superior. ity of active over passive defense against torredo boats is therefore held to be dem onstrated. Dillon, while here, conferred unceasingly with the Parnellites with the viewof ending the schism in the Irish party. He found them resolutely opposed to Parnell's retire ment as a condition of reunion. Several intimated their intention to withdraw from public life, but during the tenure of their places in the commons will adhere to their old leader. The meeting of Dillon, O'Brien, McCarthy and Sexton to deliber ate upon the future leadership of the party, resulted in an agreement thatDillon should be formally invested with the leadership when parliament reassembles. Meanwhile McCarthy will be the nominal chief, though Dillon will be virtual leader. Lord Salis bury hits instructed his solicitor to press the bankruptcy case against William O'Brien to the rapidest possible conclusion. Besides Lord Salisbury, another claimant, George Boltou, to whom a jury awarded £4,000 damages in a libel action against O'Brir n five years ago, has revived his de mand. It is plain that the object of both suits is to disqualify O'Brien for parlia mentary life. Lord ralisbury started for Chateau Cecil, at D)eippe, to-day. His last official work was a communication to Waddington, French anulassador, on the preparations made for the reception of the French fleet at Portsmouth. On Aug. 21, Admiral Ger vais and his officers will dine with the queen. On the 22d the queen will inspect the French fleet and the French officers will attend a banquet in Portsmouth town hall. On the 24th the offl.ors will go to London to visit the naval exhibit and the sailors will be banquoted in the town hall. Besides this tbhere will be at series of balls and junketings, all promising a glowing welcome to tho Frenchmen.o. The Weslyan conference concluded its labors with the signifticnt app ointment, by a large majority of Prof. arnvison to the chair of theology. His rmcent addres9 oil the inspiration of the bible and his bro:ad views have excited alarm amlong the ortho dox. His election proves the streneth ol the broad church in English Weslyanism. Another victory for the forward party wia the appointment of a committee to try tc obtain an not of palrliament rescinding Wealey's deed. nuder which the three-yearl ministerial circuits systemi urYvails. It such an act in obtained itinerant Weslynu ministers, the dominant feature of the church, will cease to exist. Attacked by a Flend. LONDON, Aug. 7.-Early this morning one of the denizens of Whitechapel, an old woman named Wolfe, was seized by an nil known man who cut her throtat and stabbed her repeatedly in the body. She cannot live. 'lhe police, as uoual, are unable It find the murdeter, who has disappeared, The wonman was taken to the hos. pital coild after a time she recovered suffictenltly to tell of the attack mndit upoiln her. She is a (termaln and unlli o tiht other wolmnll murdered and nntilated ill White ('liapel, she wits not in conlpaini with the ml:n who attacked her, but we, nasning along the street, when withoult warning the assassin atirang lloon her. (l)i man hals loonl taken into custody on suis picion of being the assassin, but the evi deunce against hlitl is very weak and ni) ilt portance is artachted to the arrest. Depends on the (?rlulsers. SAN Pinto, Aug. 7.--()ficors of the United States steamer Ponsacola, which arrivet from Chili ysterday, state that the prou ress made so far by 'either lparty in Chllili ii ismall. T'lh songreseional party still h.n enty of money, while IBalmsncda is flood 4 the country with paper money. Should lmamocda's new cruisers arrive from Eu po in good shape to enter the engagement as insurgents will be beaten but it any ring happens to the ships it is impossible to redact tile outcome and the war ray con mue for years, both parties being well sup lied with armas and ammunition. So far mly three engagements have been fought. ae insurgents being victorious each time. he insurgent vessels joined in the expedi L)n against Coquimbo, and just before the ensacola left lquique it was reported that bey waer victorious. Three provinces now scognizo the congressional party. Urging Denmark to Represent. CorUarnomce, Aug. 7.-F. W. Peck, of Chi ago, member of the foreign committee of he Columbian exposition, arrived to-day. te was met by United States MinisterCarr Ir. Michelsen, president of the Industrial ssociation, and a numberof gentlemen en aged in manufacturing in Denmark. Peck ad Minister Carr visited the rooms of the adustrial association, where Peck made a peech, in which he dwelt upon the ire )ortance of the World's fair to the trade of )enmark. Subsequently he visited the oeioe of the minister of the interior and liscnssed with him the necessity of Den nark sending a loyal commission to the ,Vorld's fair. Will Cashier All Agents. PARIs, Aug. 7.-As a result of recent in luiries made by the government into the elinqueucies of certain army officers who evealed to foreign gUlmakers and others ..rrets of the manufacture of melanite, the ew explosive adopted by the government, nd other secrets of the French war de :artment, M. do Froyoinet, minister of war, aris decided to cashier all officers of thire Drench army who act as agents for firms nanufacturing war materials. Storm in Manitoba. Wrntroa. Aug. 7.-A Brandon dispatch lays a terrific storm of thunder and light ning last night raged furiously in that see tion. Grain is in bad shape. Lightning truck the dwellinr of a farmer named Daniel Martens, killing Mrs. Martens and stunning Mamrtens and six children. At Moose Jaw Mrs. John McGinniss was killed by lightning. NOBLE'S RESIGNATION. Gossip Revived by a Recent Letter From the Voods. WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.-A letter has been received at the interior department from Secretary Noble. It save nothine about when the secretary will return, and makes no reference to the secretary's intentions. It is nevertheless considered rather signifi cant, because instructions are contained that certain official papers shall be for warded to the secretary in the woods. When Gen. Noble left here he directed with some emphasis that no offioial papers should he sent to him. He left his address with one man in the interior department and placed upon him an injunction not to make known the address except in a matter of grave importance. The an nouncemeit was made in the papers that the secretary had gone to Richfield Springs. The fact is. he went beyond Richfield Springs and into the wilder ness, leaving but one person in the interior department ac tuolly in possession of the means of reach ing him. Gen. Noble's expression was that he intended to "bury him self in the woods." He did it pretty effectually, but now a letter has been received from him in which he calls for cer tain ollicial papers. This prompts the im pression at the interior department that he is coming back to do some more work. It is also interpreted is lueaning that Gen. Noble has found the rconplete relaxationn advantageous to his health. While plead ing utter ignorance of theptory of resigna tion and aflimine, for publication, disbe liof in it, some of Gen. Noble's subordinates talk quite differently among themselves, and with those to whom they feel they can express their real opinions. One high official has said: "While the secretary may have had some idea of taking such a step a while ago, I do iot believe that he is now of that mind. I believe he means to come back and go to work again." The news that Gen. Noble had offered his resignation was brought to Washington from Cape May. It arrived here siriulta ieously with the meeting of the eaecutive committee of the republican nationhl com mnitteo. It was a subject of discussion among those gentlemen and it reached the public. But that is only a part of tihe ba sis for the statement. The president, in conversation with several ditlfferent per sons upon important matters pending before the interior department, has discussed them in such a way as to leave the impression that a change in the hea:d of the department was among tIhnear possibilities. There is hardly anybody in Washington who does not think there is "something" in the report of Gen. Noble's resignation. There are many who think the resignation was offered and refused by the presndent, with the understanding that Gen. Noble was to try the effect of a good long rest before thinking of any such step. And there are those who believe that accep tance of the resignation is only a question of a few weeks, and that the president is even now considering the question of a sue Will lie Received Properly. WASlmINTON, Aug. 7.-The secretary o! the treasury has been advised of a bok attempt to be made presently to rot the treasury by by a strong and determin band of moon organized for that purpose The plan is to start fires in various parts o the city for the purpose of diverting tih attcntion of the police anld then to over power the treasury we tchmenl and loot the tronea-uy vaults. The information was giver it a letter aigned by " :'h King of ''ramps.' who is said to be the leader of the bandll The letter was referred to the captain of thi watch with intt nctiona to give the viaitori a prol or reception. Rtipe for a Fire. BTla'r, S. 1)., Aug. 7.--The mercury is IOU10 in the shade, and the winding is blowing i fearful gale. About noon an east-bon)nt freithut engino fired tlho plairo west of her. anll the entire population had to turn on to atsubdute the flames, which were traveling with fearful rapidity north to Janevilh and Stilly counnty. Train hands assisted, ndlt the fire was ttally Ilunder control. 'I tl whole counllt isn a tindor bot, and every one is on the alert for tires whith are liable t, spring up at ita inollnent' nt IIo'ce. A tirl south of here yesterday destroved 1,1(k acres of hay land, and over 500i tons of letter ('nrriers' ANsorlati.ll )l "ra.ntr, Aug. 7.--The National Associn tion of Letter (Carriers to-day elected the following oftllers, l'residtlnt, T. C. le)tini of Ioston: vise-president, A. IE. Stmith necretary. J. E. Victory, of New York city tr a,-uer, 1K. W. ('rano, of tudianapolis soetuntat-lt-arms, 11. W. W\eshungtot, i Naahivlle, Tenn. The cemunittee to wheel was refer red ('all's resolutionl oni equalieinl letter carriers' sanlis ie rle'or t.d, lind reo lllItellded thIts adoption of tlhe resltoltion :11nd1 after some dieouhlelol the report wal adopted. Itate. to the Fair. ('nrmAoo, Aug. 7.-The executive cam tmitoes of the World's Columbian exposi tinu adopted restdutionl requesting tih railroads to tiOt In efftet half rates in botl dlre-ttonll for plation11s f the fair. ITh rantltl had previonuly deolded to charge ful rlteo going and return good free of charge SHOT HIM IN THE NECK. Mr. Masters Enforces Appreciation of One of His Jokes With a Gun. Mr. Dwyer Butted Him in the Faoo for Perpetrating the Wittiiosm. their Injuries Probably About Equal in severity-Progress In the Trial of the Davis Case. GnArTra, Aug. 7.-[Special.]-A man by the name of Dwyer was shot in the back of the neck this afternoon by one Masters. The shooting occurred at a cabin near upper Fred BJurr lake, about four miles east of Granite, where these two, with two others, are stopping while doing assessment work for the Granite company. Dwyer took offense at some joking remark by Masters, and, clinching him, began butting him in the face with his head. Masters reached for a knife, at which juncture Dwyer ran out of the cabin. Masters irocured a gun and pursued, firing several shots, one of which took effect as stated. Dwyer is receiving surgical treat ment at the Granite hosl.ital. Masters face is badly swollen from the effects of the but ting. No arrests have been made as it is not known what either party will do. FOR THE CONTESTANTS. Evidence Given as to the Handwriting on James Ht. Eddy. BUTTE, Aug. 7.-[Special.]-The cross examination of W. H. C. Jacques, of Ottum wa, Iowa, occupied the court in the Davis will trial this morning. The main fact developed was that the witness receives $21 per day for expenses as its an expert. J. B. Weaver, Jr., of Des Moines, was next called by the contestants. He said that he is familiar with the handwriting of Jas. 1., Eddy and that his law firm has received several letters from Eddy. He gave it as his opinion that the will in contest was written by Jae. R. Eddy, He says thai Eddy spells give "guive," and he had known him to spell it that way four times in one letter and once in another. He alsc testified that Eddy spells whether "whoerther.'T On cross-examination Mr. Weaver said that he is a cousin of Mr, Paine, counsel for the contestants and that he received $10 a day for the first ten days, and $25 each day afterwards. W H. I)avis, of Davis county, Iowa, was nexi called for the contestants. He went t( school with Job Davis and saw him write and was familiar with his handwriting. I, his opinion the will in contest is not in thu writing of Job Davis, but is that of James 1E. 1Edda. The witness was shown the wil of the late James Davis. and said that is it the handwriting of James 1l. Eddy. The witness told how Eddy spelled the words give, shall, sheet and whether. He sail that in school Job Davis was considered i good speller, and in spelling matches gen erally was the last one spelled down. The witness said he was enganed to come out t, Butte at a salary of $125 per month an, expenses. The court has adjourned anti Monday. HAs NO STAMPS. The Supply at Great Falls Gives Out News Notes. GREAT FALLS, Aug. 7.-[Special.1-The Great Falls pcstoffice has been suffering from a dearth of two-cent stamps for seve ral days past, and the citizens have howled considerably in consequence. Early in July Postmaster Taylor ordered 150,000 from Washington, but the order must have miscarried, for none have been received up to date. heveral days ego the limited sup ply on hand was exhausted, and soon none could be procured in the city, patrons of Uncle Sam's mail being compelled to use huge stamped envelopes and four-cent stamps. Postmaster Taylor temporarily relieved the situation by sending to Helena and other points and obtaining all they could spare, but again the grim spectre of postage-stamp poverty is staring the citi zone in the face. Business men are seri ously inconvenienced by the failure of the stamp crop. Work has been recommenced on the Barker branch, and a crew of sixty men are engaged laying rails. Barkerites confi dently expect that the steam engine will enter their thriving camp before Sept. 1. The game of base ball between a nine composed of printers on the 'Iribune and Leader forces and a nine of tinners, will be played next Sunday afternoon at Gibson park for $50 a side. The contract was left yesterday for the construction of a machine, carpenter and blacksmith shop for the I.oston & Montana company. ll Rei s eison Dethroled. LiviNwSToN, Aug. 7.-I Special. I--Harry C. Vanpol was tried tbefoie Judge Henry to day and adjudged insane by a jury. lie was a railroad engineer Iand cams to Liv ingston more than seven years ago. A few months ago hie had a slight stroke of par alysis and after that he becaims forgetful aintl melancholy. In collnsequence " of nlte takes on the road hi was first laid off and thlenl discharged. boon after this lisfor tune he had another paralytic stroke. As he could not work lhe took his family to Wisconsin and started to look for emtploy mtent but was unsuccessful in finldintm any and about a week ago landed in St. Paul and wandered aiLilesslk ab)out the stlroets. lIe was taken inl charge by tile poice and Wil. V'anpel, his brother, in this city, noti fied, who itmnaediately wont to St. Paul and brough this brother to this city. lie was taken to Warm Springs. Cornered tlle Kanlsas Crop. KANsAs Crrv, Aug. 7.--A special to the limes from T'opeka says that J. II. French, seurotary of the state alliance, hits com pleated arrangemuent by which it will han die three-quarters of the Kansas wheat elop of fI,00K0,(tX) bushels. Arranugements have be en made to lto- o at least half the ol ok inii levators in Kansas City, Chioano, St. Louis, (lncinnati and BIaltimore, and other large cities for an indefinte period or until the owners desire to sell. Ar rangements have also eetn iade in the Scaut to seatule att tdvance on wheat stored ,of 75 per cent of the present valueof wheat. S'This new move hais practically cornered the lansas crop. MARCHINGl HOMEWARD. The Silver Encampment at an End--apt. Flsk Represents Montana. DirxmorT. Aug. 7.-At the opening of the G. A. It. encampment the first busines was the report of the committee on the Logan and Sheridan monuments. The Logan monument fund has reached about $65,000, and is closed, and the Sheridan fund has $t)0,000. Satisfactory progress was re ported by the committee on memorial hall at Decatur, Ill. Committees on reports of the adjutant general's and other oilooers reported same approved. Past Cornmander-in-Chief Bardett, of Washing ton, presented reports on a variety of sub jects, deprecating in particular tile action of members in endeavoring to secure the influence of the organization toward any interference in matters belonging to the vatrous departments of the government by the G. A. It. The committee reported ad versely on the communication from the Hons of Veterans desiring closer connection with the G. A. It. An amendment to the rules and rRegulations was adopted by which posts can change their location by a two third vote. An amendment was also adopt ed permitting department encampments to be held as late as July 1. The amendment pe(rmitting an election of department I oicers in December was defeated. An attempt to change the rules so as to read, "Those who did not voluntarily bear arms against the United States shall be en titled to membership in the G. A. It." was defeated. 'I he per capita tax, which was yesterday established at thiee cents, was to-day reduced to two cents. The grand officers were then installed. Commander-in-chi'ef Veazie, in turning over the command to the new commander, Capt. Palmer, made a splendid speech and presented his successor with a new flag to take the place of the one which has been carried for the past twenty-five years. The new commander-in-chief responded. She national council of administration was elected, among the members being: Arizona, William Christy, of Phoenix; Cali. fornia. Magnus Tait, of Los Angeles; Colo rado and Wyoming, John B. Cooke, of Greely; Idaho, George L. Shoup, of Sal mon City; Montana. Robert E. Fisk, of Helena; Oregon D. B. B.uttle, of Portland; Utah, C. O. Farnsworth, of Salt Lake City; Washington and Alaska, Frank Clendenin, of Tacoma. The new commander-in-achief issued the first general order taking command and stating that appointments would be an nounced in the future. Till further notice all communications for the adjutant gen. eral should be addressed to Rutland, Vt. After adoption of the customary resolutions the encampment adjourned. Officers of the W. K. C. DETrorT, Aug. 7.-The Women's Relief Corps convention elected officers as follows: National president, Mrs. Sue A. Sanders, of Delaware, Ill.; senior vice president, Mar garet I. Wiggins, of Sebatha, Kan.; junior vice-president, Mary Lyle Reynolds, of Covington, Ky.; treasurer, Amelia A. Cheny, of Detroit, Mich.; chaplain, Miss Clara Barton, of Washington. A LOCTOR FOR BLAINE. The Celebrated Specialist, Dr. William Baldwin, Off for Bar Harbor. NRw HAVEN. Conn., Aug. 7.-Dr. William W. Baldwin, of Florence, Italy, specialist in nervous diseases, was at his old home in Birmingham to-day. When a reporter called his brother, Dr. Charles Baldwin, said the doctor had come to the United States partly on business and added, "I suppose my brother will I call on Mr. Blaine before he returns." At I this juncture Dr. William Baldwin ap i peared on the scene and said: "I have not seen Mr. Blaine. I will not say whether I shall call on him or not. It is not the duty of a physician to announce such matters 1 to the public. The public has nothing i whatever to do with my business, and it I will not know whether I shall see Blaine or not." Then, turning to his brother, he said, "Charles, you should not have given this to the reporters. You don't know whether I shall see Mr. Blaine or not. I did not tell you." Dr. Charles, during - this speech, listened with a smile, not say ing a word. Dr. William Baldwin left for Bar Harbor this afternoon. No Need of a Physician. BAa HAanon, Me.. Aug. 7.- Emmons Blaine told an Associated press reporter to a night that there is nothing in the report that Dr. Baldwin is coming to Bar Harbor e to visit his father professionally. "If he is coming at all father knows nothing about it. He has not sent for him and has no need of his services. He has not taken any medicine for nearly two months. He i. very well and gaining all the time." A CLEAN SWEEP IN SIGIIT. Democrate of Chicago Are Once Moro Pulling Together. Cmcoao, Aug. 7.-The two factions of the democratic party in Chicago united to night after a long and bitter fight which has allowed the republicans to win two im portant elections. The split originated with Ex-Mavor Carter H. Harrison, who claimed to have been a sufferer from the arbitrary control of party machinery by Ex Mayor Dewitt C. Crogier. The constitution adopted at the meeting of representatives of both factions to-night is a decided nor eity in the line of political agreements. It provides that all primaries shall be held under the Australian ballot and forbids central committeemen becoming office holders. Should the treaty prove binding the democrats expect to make a clean, ever lasting sweep of all the offices in sight, the party when united having, according to their estimates, 15,000 majority. The pres uent city administration is republican. tistreated the Lads. OxtAnA, Aug. 7.--Ryv. Dr. Sherwood, a colored evangelist who has been holding cameu meeting in South Omaha, was ar reeted this afternoon charged with horribly mistreating a number of colored lads whom he had taken from an orphan asylum and practically enslaved. Sherwood trained the boys as musicians, formed them into a band, and made them work all hours day and night, took their earnings from them, allowing each ten cents a day for food. Origlinated in a (trlat Mlll. Lyvos, Iowa, Aug. 7.-lI. W. Early's grist and saw mills, lumber yards. dry sheds, dwelling and other buildings belonging to the firm, with residence and barns, burned at Comanche, 1. T., last night. Nine mill ion fret of lumber, on which there was Q10.0tk) insurance, lso iturned. The aggre gate loss will reach $140,00X0. The tire orig inated in the tire room of the grist mill. To Take Ca're of Its Debt. New YoKt, Aug. 7.-It is announced on Wall street to-day that a syndicate has been forimed which agrees to guarantee to provide the Union Paciflo with all the iuoney it needs to take care of its floating debt for the next three years. Jay Gould, Russell Sage, Dillon, Ames, Dexter, Atkins, and Dodge are said to be those comprising the syndicate. Into an Open Swito .. Prr-rsnvao, Aug. 7.-The New York and Chicago limited express on the Fort Wayn: road, due here this morning was wreaked near East Palestine, Ohio, by running lanto an open suitch. The engineer and fireman were instantly killed, also one other mar who was working in the wreck. No passes gert are reported as injured.