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VOL. XXXII.-NO 188. HELENA, MONTANA. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1891. PRICE FIVE CBNTW I ... .....A ni.Al. A.r .. . a. h nl nava.n . .n r ... te . . . . . . . II .... WRITING ON THE WALL: Harrison His Seen It and He Knows the Interpretation of It Also. It May Be Taken for Granted That He Will Not Seek Renomination. Understands That He Has ,Beena Ludl eroun Fallure as Preuldent and eould Not Be Reelected. CmcAio, Aug. 17.-A special to the Herald from Cape May, N. J., says: President Har rison will, before the meeting of the Ret ub lican national convention of 1802, declare over his own signature in the most em phatic manner that he is not a candidate for the nomination to be made by that con vention. The president decided upon this course within the last two weeks, and h purpose in calling here a few days ago Chairman Clarkson, of the national com mittee, and Stephen B. Elkins, was to tell those gentlemen that they might inform those republicans who are tinking sides either for or against the renomination of the president that they are doing so un necessarily. The decision of the president not to permit his name to go before the convention was made with some reserva tions. These reservations depend upon three conditions: First, if the present bit ter opposition within the republican party to Harrison's renomintion shall continue till next spring he will withdraw; second, if Mr. Blaine shall be well and strong en.ugh to take thonami nation, and the party's demand for him continues as strong and sincere as it ap pears at the preseet time, Mr. Harrison will withdraw; third, if Mr. Blaine, having suffieient health and strength, shall Le -willing to take the nomination, Mr. Har rison will withdraw. The Information that the president has reached this decision is from an unquestioned source as to ac curacy and trustworthiness. Mr. Blaine knows that the president occupies this no sition. Mr. Clarkson, Mr. Elkine, Mr. Quay and Mr. Platt know it. Mr. Quay has been advised not to force his Blaine boom in Pennsylvania, and he has called a halt. The Harrison-Blaine programme which all the bosses have been given a chance to fall in with is that no "move ment" shall be instituted for the presi dential aspirant, neither for the president, nor for Mr. Blaine, nor for any other man, if it can be prevented. The party, without manipulation or organized efforts to infln enee it, is to be permitted to make its own choice for the presidency. FIl. A t*YMLNASIUM. The Work of Organizing an Assoelation Has Been Commenced. Helena will have a gymnasium. The men who have taken hold of this movement are just the ones to make it a success. There were twenty of them last night at the Board of Trade rooms when J. B. Ross was chosen as chairman and Dr. E. A. Brooke secretary. They are all in favor of the im mediate establishment of the gymnasium. Suggestions for elaborate apparatus and fine quarters were thrust aside. What they want now is a place where there will always be some inducement for a man who desires physical culture to go and get some useful exercise for his body. 'The modest preten tions of these young men is just what as sures success. By and by, when the mem bership is strong enough and the associa tion has funds to spare, larger rooms will be secured and perhaps more costly para phernalia will be placed in it. But the members will always remember that they got a good deal of enjoyment out of the simple and plain apparatus with which they started. A committee was appointed last night to select suitable rooms, and another to so licit membership. They will report next Friday evening. The movement to form the association has been going on quietly for two weeks, resulting in the work started last night. doveral blank receipt books ware issued in the form of an agreement to pay $2 by the person desiring to become a member of the association. The idea is to get as many members as possible, the fund thus raised to be used in securing appara tus. There are lots of men who want to see a gymnasium established here. Now is their opportunity. Everybody concedes that it is a good thing. No rules and regu lations have yet been adopted. That will be left to the members when the organization is permanently formed. If t he Board of grade rooms can be recur d next Friday, there will be a meet ing at 8:30 to see how- many subscribers there are and to permanently organize. If the rooms cannot be had Friday evening the chairman will designate some other meeting place. The men who attended the meeting last night, intend to have a gym nasium if it only consists of a small room and such few articles as they may be able to get together. PIleding Guilty. PHmLADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 17.-Charles T. Lawrence, cashier of the Keystone National bank, who was indicted with President Marsh for conspiracy in the misapplication of the bank's funds, this afternoon pleaded guilty in the United States court. Atau ment on a motion for stay of sentence will be heard to-morrow. Francis W. Kennedy, president of the susn.ended Spring Garden bank, and Henry H. Kennedy. cashier, were also arraigned this afternoon on the charge of misapplication of the funds of that in stitution. Both entered pleas of guilty. Application for the postponement of sen toence was made for both prisoners, and the court's decision will be given to morrow. A Short Stop at Albany. ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 17,-President Harri son will stop over in Albany for forty-five minutes Tuesday evening, by invitation of Mayor Manning, while on route to Vermont. Governor Hill, hearine of it, tendered the president the hosi.itnlities of the executive mansion during his stay, and suggested a public reception at the capitol. '1 he presi dent was forced to decline the invitation as it was impossible to lengthen his stay. A joint reception on the ,art of the city and state will therefore be tendered the presi dent by Mayor Manning and Governor Hill. Anther Jewish Colony to Be Founded. CAPS MAY, N. J., Aug. 17.-It ii reported here that an agent for Baran Hirscb, the Jewish benefactor, has purchased about 900 acres of land in this county, on which will be established another Jewish colony simi. lee to the one already established spear the tract reported sold. The Smelter Wall Start Up. OMtHA, Aug. 17.-Trouble at the Omaha smelter is at an end. This morning the sooen agreed to return to work at the same terms as before and the offieors of the smelter decided to start up at ones. DEPENDS ON THE DREIBUND. ]Whether Russia and Franee Form i lloser Alliance. Loxwow, Aug. 17.-The fS. Petersburg agent of the Reuter's Telegraph company has been furnished with the following: "An inspired denial of the report that a secret treaty has been concluded between France and Russia is made. In the denial it is said that neither Admiral Gervati nor any other French or lussian representative has signed or concluded verbally any conven tion between Franes and Ruesia. It iI also asserted, from the same source, that no conferences have been held on the subject, and that the well-known approachment be tween France and Russia does not date from the present time, but, it is added, was occasioned long ago by international cir cumstances rather than a spontaneous de sire of the poweis themselves, and that it since has con tinued to grow closer. The statement says the visit of the French fleet to Oron stadt and the enthusiastic reception of the Frenchmen only served to solemnly con firm the good intent previously existing. The inspiled official denial also asserts that the visit of the French fleet had the effect of ripening the entente to such a point that it can be converted into an alliance should the conduct of the enemies of France and Russia render a formal treaty necessary. It is stated, in conclusion, that an alliance has not yet been concluded, nor is it in reparation either in Paris or St. Peters burg. Such proceedings, it is explained. would be snperfluous and might endanger the peace of Europe. Whether the friendly .relations existting between France and Itue sia shall remain in the present status, or re solve into a stronger and more formal agreement, depends entirely upon the gov ernments forming the dreiband." Thirteen Killed Outright. BE.N., Aug. 17. - Yesterday another whol.hale loss of life by a railroad accident occured on the Jura-Simplon railroad line near the village of Zollikofen, not far from this city. A special train carrying a large number of exenrslonists from the country districts to this city on the way here was rutl into by the Paris express while side tracked to allow the latter to pass. The ao cident resulted from the neglect of the guardsman of the excursion train, who failed to reset the switch. Thirteen passengers were killed, eighteen seriously injured and thirty slightly hurt. No loss of life is reported among the pas sengers of the Paris express. A wrecking train carrying doctors and nurses together with a detachment of engineers, has been dispatched to the scene of the accident, and crowds of people have started in the same di ection. A majority of passengers aboard the excursion train belong to towns in the vicinity of this city. It is thought that no American travelers are among the killed. The Poor are the Snffreers. BELINx, Aug. 17.-The Ieishsanzeiger to night announced that in the cabinet council held to-day, it was decided that no neces sity exists for a reduction of the duty on corn, but that, on the contrary, it is more necessary than ever to adhere to the policy announced by Von Caprivi in the lower house of the Prussian diet, June last, that the government has decided to maintain corn duties, saying the existing tariff must remain until at least new treaty negotia tions with other nations have been ar ranged. Agitation Against Foreigners. SHANGHAI, Aug. 17.-There is no use in disguising the fact that a most serious state of affairs exists in this country over the agitation against foreigners and others,and the combined fleets of the powers may be called upon at any moment to take effeo tive action looking to redress for outrages by the Chinese government. At present a state of great excitement prevails at the in creasing tension between the Chinese gov ernment and the ministers of foreign powers. The Holy Coat. TREVEs, Aug. 17.-Greet preparations are being made for the exhibition soon to be made of the "Holy Coat" garment, said to have been worn by the Savior. It has been announced that each person seeking relief by touching the garment must beforehand petition the bishop for special permission to do so, and present a medical certifi cate describing his physical troubles. Demands Urged TIEN TsTEN, *Aug. 17.-The ministers of foreign powers have increased the pressure which has been placed upon the Chinese government, insisting upon the punish ment of rioters and of officials who neg lected to afford protection to foreigners and their uroperty. Foreign ministers do not demand pecuniary indemnity. having already settled that with local authorities. Reducing Tax to Lessen Distress. BERLIN, Aug. 17.-It is reported the gov overnment will reduce the income tax somewhat in order to alleyiate the distress arising from the Russian ukase. It is be lieved the ukase will be rescinded in Oc tober. The St. Petersburg Journal declares that the czar stoutly resisted the advice that the ukase be issued. The Russian Wheat Crop. ST. PETEIRBBURG, Aug. 17.-The minister of finance announces that the yield of rye is estimated at 711,000,000 pounds, but owing to present supplies being nearly et hausted 994,000,000 million pounds will be required to supply the wants of peasants for sowing. The deficit must be supplied by potatoes and maize. Met With Success. VIENNA. Aug. 17.-Members of the travel ing foreign Chicago Columbian Fair com mission are at present in this country. They haveomet with success. Everywhere they have been received with sympathy and with assurance of solid support. Foreign Flashes. The international hygienic congress closed Monday. Buds Pesth was chosen as the next meeting place. It is semi-otlicially stated that the Itus sian government meditates an increase of the duties on importations of fruit. The river St. Marie in Hayti overflowed its banks Monday. The bridge over the river was swept away and thirty lives were lost. King Alexander, the .boy sovereign of Servia, and his father, ex-King Milan, ar rived in Paris. A crowd of 2,000 persons gathered at the railway station to greet him. An aide, sent by President Carnot, welcomed him to Paris. A new Haytieun cabinet has been formed as follows: Minister of exterior relations, M. Archin; minister of public works, M. Joseph; minister of war. M.. Montas; min later of public instruction, M. Appolon; minister of finance, M. Stewart; minister of the interior, M. Pierre Louis. A New MetaL Prrrsanno, Aug. 17.-A series of experi ments by Thomas Harrison, of this city, into the properties and uses of niokle, steel and maganese bronze has resulted in the discovery of a new metal. The chief charaeteristios of the metal are that it ob tains a very high tensile stleneth, is indo struotible by corrosion, being impervious to aolds, and that It can be wrought into spikes, naIls, *to., while either hot or cold. SPORT AT GREAT FALLSE Two Thousand People at the Race Track and $15,000 Change Hands. Nevada, a Short Horse, Takes the Mile Dash From the Favor ite, Mystery. Contractor Captures the 2,25i Trot In Three Straight Heats, Vera Neeond-Other Sporting Events. GEhAT FALIs, Aug. 17.--[peoial.]-On the track to-day some Interesting races were run and some good timt made. About 2,00 people were in attendance and the beot. ting was lively. About $15,000 changed hands during the afternoon. In the mile dash, Mystery, the winner of Saturday's race, sold at big odds in the pools, but Ne vada, Hugh Kirkendall's horse, came under the wire a winner in good time. Many la dies were present and appeared much in terested. Five-eighths of a mile-Black Diamond won, Revolver second, Parrot Bay third. Time, 1:0tj. One mile, purse $400-Nevada won, Mys tery second. Lucinda third, Terry fourth. Time, 1:421. Trotting-2:25 class, tf ee in five. Contractor................ .......... 1 1 Vera...................................a. . a 2 )ou L................................. a 2 Hylas Eoy.................................l , de 'lime-z:20'/,. 2:25,4. 2:25. 7 rotting-Special for named horses, three in five. Maud J.. ................ ..... 2 1 1 1 Commodore........................ 1 2 2 2 Lobine .. .................. a 4 5 Onward.............................. 5 4 5 4 'Tom' Tucker........................... 4 5 a Time--2:3594, 2:84. 2:8134: 2:04. Fast Time on the Track. CHmcAoo, Aug. 17.-At Garfield park the five-year-old gelding Lakeview broke the seven furlong record and furnished the sensation of the day this afternoon, mak ing the distance in 1:26%. the former reo ord being 1:26 2-5. He carried 125 pounds. Van Buren went a mile and one-eighth in 1:51, eanualling the time made by the famous Teuton, June 28, at Washington Park, last year. 4 ix furlongs-Bees Wing won, Rakdale second, Nora Marks third. Time, 1:15. Mile and one-sixteenth-Mary Sue won, Pilgrim second. Ned third. Time, 1:48%. Seven furlongs, free handicaD-Isakeview won, Yale '91 second, Take Notice third. Time 1:26%. Mile and one-eighth-Van Buren won, Donatello second, Brandolette third. Time, 1:52%. Nine-sixteenths of a mile-Maggie Lebus won, Ceverton second. Nettie third. Time, :55. Mile and one-sixteenth-Osborne won, Camilla second, Arundel third. Time, 1;48. Hawthorne races. Six furlongs-Minnie Gee won, Justice second, Rival third. Time, 1:16. Mile-Silverado won, Maud B. second, Argenta third. Time, 1:43%. Six furlongs-Ruth won, Fairy Queen second, Zantippa third. Time, 1:16%. Mile and one-sixteenth - Labold won. Barney second, Marmosa third. Time, 1:50%. Four furlongs-Addle won, W. B. sec ond, Hindogan third. Time, 1:03. Washington Park Trotting Meeting. CHICAGO, Aug. 17.-This was the opening day of the Northwestern Horse Breeders' trotting meeting at Washington park. Weather perfect, kttendance 4,000, track fast. In the 2:19 pacing race Monroe Salisbury's stallion Direct won the first heat in 2:11%, the fastest time ever made over the Wash ington park track in an actual race. He outclassed all his field excepting J. H. L., who finished only a quarter of a second be hind him after a warm struggle in the stretch. Direct won the race in three straight heats, never leaving his feet in any of them. Three-year-old pace-Rahtella won, Bes sie L. second, Calyce third, Fanny Rush fourth. Best time, 2:21. Futurity, foals of 1888-Victress won both heats from Etta Phalmont. Beat time, 3:023. Match race-Scotsman won the three last hents from Virginius. Best time. 2:27%. 2:19 pace-Direct won in three straight heats, J. H. L. second, Treasure third, Strathso fourth. Best time, 2:11%. Trot-Alzippa won in three straight heats, Green River second. Climatize third, Nigger Baby fourth. Best time, 2:21%. Dash, mile-Gen. Ruford won, R. O. 8. second. No time taken. The Guttenburg Races. New YORK, Aug. 17.-Guttenburg track fant, weather clear. Half a mile-Natalia won, Petulant second, Excellency third. Time, :49,. Six and one-half furlonges-Rancocoas won, Climax second, White Nose third. Time, 1:226%. Five furlongs-Dixie won, Salisbury sec ond, Ecstasy third. Time, 1:01.%. Mile and ono-sixteenth-Kenwood won, Plutocrat second, Langford third. Time, Mile-Blackthorn won, Jay Quel second, Theodorus third. Time, 1:44. Mile-Balleton won, Adelina second, Quibbler third. Time, 1:44%. -Saratoga Races. MARAToGA, Aug. 17.-Warm and clear, track fast. Six and one-half furlongs Actor won, Splendoline second, The Queen third. Time, 1:09. Mile and three-sixteenths-Prince Royal won, Santiago secoud. Time. 2:02. Six furloncgs--los Angeles won, St. Charles second, Orlnooo third. Time, Mile and one fuorlong, Red Fellow won, Unole Bob second, Vnllera third. Time, 2:(09%. bevon furlong--Luella B. won, Centaur second, Fannie S. third. Time, 1:30%. HASE BALL. The Home Club Mentioned First in the Record Here Printed. 6 LEAOUR OLUOS. Cinoinnati 8, Cleveland 9. Pittsburg 1, Chicago 2. New York 0, Boston 8. Philadelphia 8, Brooklyn 4. AB5OCIA1ION CLUBS. Boston 9, Baltimore 8. Columbnus 7, Louisville 11. Washington 9, Athletis 8. A New Wheel Record. PhLAD5LINImA, Aug. 18.-The five mile tandem record of 14:30 was lowore. to-day by V. J. Kelly and J. H. Draber to 13:10. Three Were Drowned. GQuAn Fouxs N. D., Aug. 17.-This even Ing while bathing ia Red River, ltev. Wim. Currie. rector of St. Paul's Episcopal churoh, his daughter Ruth, aged 1t, Laura Van Kirk, aged4, were drowned. TIIE TEACHERS' COMMITTEE. They Start From St. Paul for Helena on a Special Car. ST. PAUL, Aug. 17.-[(pecial.1--COhie Jus tioe Blake, of the Montana supreme court, and Barnard Brown, of Helena, arrived in this city to.day to conduct to Holoen the several representatives of the national edu cational convention, who are going west on a visit to Helena before selecting it for the place of meeting In 1892. The delegation also arrived to-day, consisting of ex-l'residentW. R. Garrett, of Nashville, 'renn.; Secretary t. W. Stevenson, of Wichita, Ken., and Treasurer J. M. Greenwood, of Kansas City. W. U. Garret, son of the ex-president, is also a member of the party. The two com mittees left this evening in a private car over the Northern Pacific. Helena, while the choice of the association, has not yet been formally selected for next year's meet ing, and thecitizens of that city will show the visiting committee that Helena will be capable of entertaining their distinguished body in royal manner, should it become the choice of the execu tive committee, in whose hands the selec tion has been left. Ex-Presidert Garret, in explaining the committee's mission in the west, said that the association's second choice was Saratoga and the third Seattle. He expected that other committees would be appointed to visit the two latter places. The committee. on returning, will submit a report to to the executive committee of the association. Its great distance from the east, he said, was no drawback. The teach ers generally were in favor of taking a long trip. It afforded them an opportunity of seeing the country at low railroad rates. Air. Brown said Helena stood ready to re deem her promises made at Toronto. The people had already made a house to house canvass and secured accommodations for 11,000 teachers. The trans-continental railroads have agreed on a one-fare ticket, which is interchangeable, making it possi ble for each teacher to return on a different road from the one on which he came. FALL OF AN ATHLETE. Ouda's Presence of Mind Saved Him From Death on a Washington Stage. WASHINGTON, Aug. 17.-Onda, the trapeze performer, who is a member of the Cleve land minstrels, now playing an engagement in this city, had an ugly fall at the acad emy of music the other night. That he was not killed was due to a combination of good luck and singular presence of mind. Ouda had finished his act with the excep tion of the last feature, which included a sweep from one trapezd to the other, twenty feet above the stage, turning a backwa d somersault in his flight. For an instant the graceful body was poised in the air, the fingers a fraction of an inch from the trapeze bar, and then it fell twenty fe aet to the stage. The strongest nerves in the house were shaken, but Ouda, young as he is, did not lose his wits as he dropped toward the stage backward. He bent his head forward on his bteast as far as he could so that it should pot strike the solid floor below. He extended his hands behind him so as to re ceive as much of his weight as possible. He struck with a heavy thud and lay motion less, stunned by the fall. He was carried into the wings, where he revived a moment later. Manager Cleveland pulled his wrist back into place and then said: "Can you go out and show that you are not killed?" Ouda walked steadily to the center of tne stage, bowed with a smile, and the audience breathed deep sighs of telief, as everybody thought he had been killed. His nerve was wonderful. Both his wrists were injured, but not seriously. He appeared the fol lowing night again as usual. LIABLE TO CONFISCATION. How the Captain or the Panama Exposed His Vessel. NEW YORa, Aug. 17.-The following dis patch reached the Associated press from San Salvador to-day. It had no signature, but doubtless emanated from official sources: "Reports published recently in New York touching a revolution in Salvador are altogether inaccurate. They were doubt'ess based on circumstances con nected with the passage of several Salva dolean refugees from Nicaragua to Guate mala on board the Pacific Mail steamer City of Panama. Among the refugees was Losandro Letona, a man who had been guilty of common crimes and against whom criminal charges had been preferred in San Miguel. The court demanded that Letona be surrendered. The captain of the Panama, in direct vio lation of law, refused to deliver him, but weighed anchor and sailed away without previous permission from the captain of the port. By this act he rendered the vessel liable to the penalty of confiscation. Such was the origin of the false re orts which have been published. It should be bornue in mind that the authorities of Salvador respected existing treaties, and made no demand for the surrender of any other re fugees on board the Pauamn. It is a seri one matter that the government of the United States should set our interests at defiance though justice is manifestly on our aide. Surely, then, we have fallen on times where the weight of force prevails over the force of right." Forged OpLum Stamps. SAN FnANcmco, Aug. 17.-Custom house inspectors and internal revenue inspectors are keeping a strict guard over the Chinese to prevent the transfer of opium. The reve nue officers think two forged stamps have been made and that slips stamped by one of them are still in circulation. Wong Goo Ong's store was searched this morning and 600 false stamps found. Ri venue officers think the forgery was committedby a white man. Disastrous Cloud ilurst. KANSAs CITY, Mo., Aug. 17.-Reports from Oakland Mills. St. Joseph, and other points indio'tte that the cloud burst has been most disastrous. The Platte river in some places is nearly two miles wide and all tributaries are badly swollen. Many corn fields and pastures are under water and a great stack of this year's hay was carried down stream. Hundreds of farmers suffer the loss of cat tie, grain and buildings, some of them esti mating their loss at thousands of dollars. lmpailredri by l)rintk. NrEw Yotax, Aug. 17.-,lustice O'Brien to day appointed a committee to inquire into the sanity of Elliott Roosevelt, brother of Theodore Roosevelt. United States civil service commissioner, and brother-in-law of Baron von Zedlitz. Ttoe petition is made by T'heodore Itoosevelt. with the conselt/ of the wife. Re has three children and bondi and stork amoanting to $180,000. Drink is said to have impaired, Mr, loosevelt's rca The I.lt Line Nrld. Curtn'Ao, Aug. 17.--''h Belt Line railway nas been purchased by the Chicago Union Transfer company, which is the owner of more than half of the Sitickney tract on which a system of freight clearing tracks has been constructed. S. W. Allerton is president and also the main figure among the vackers, who recently became ownels several hundred acres of land at rtickney. The company is composed of eleven rail road oorumpatl. ONLY TWO YEARS OF AGE Dr. Hagan, of Troy, N. Y., Expert, Says This of the Alleged Davis Will. What He Discovered by the Use of a Very Powerful Microscope. sudden Termination of tie Proceedings Against I)r. Molashan, of (reat Falls -Penrose Suspects. Brrr., Anu. 17.-[Speial.I-- The tes timony in the Davis will ease to-day was chiefly about ink. Dr. Hlagan, of Troy, the expert, was on the stand and said the al leged will was written after the paper had been wet. He discovered this by the use of the microscope, which shows that the writ ing is on top of the effects of the wetting. The witness also found that an erasure had been made by a knife in the fourth line. Had the will been written in iron ink in 1866 the writing would have been brown on the edges and, to an extent, would have permeated the paper and been visible on the other side. In his judgment the will could not possibly be more than two years old. He had examined the signature of A. J. Davis with a powerful microscope and discovered that the signature was not made with a pen, but by a soft instrument; that the instrument with which the signature was made was lifted from the paper no fewer than eight times and was stopped no fewer than sixteen times. This part of the testimony was objected to and the objec tion was sustained. The contestants also offered to prove that by microscopic exam ination the remnantsof lead pencil tracings can be found under the signature, but this was not allowed. In regard to the pin holes the witness said that the pen in writing the letter "c" in "Sconce" descended into a pin hole and then jumped, scattering some blots. NEVER, SAW HIM BEFORE. Consequently Dr. Monahan, of Great Falls, I- Discharged From Custody. GREAT FALLS, Aug. 17.--[8pecial.--The preliminary examination of Dr. T. J. Mon ahan, charged with having committed the crime of child murder in practicing abor tion upon the wife of a roadmaster of the Great Northern, was called to-day in Judge Morehouse's court. The state was repre sented by Attorneys Downing and Martin and the defense by Cooper & Pigott. The first witnesses for the state were Drs. Weit man and Gordon, who testified that the woman had called upon them to have a criminal operation performed. The woman was then put on the stand and swore that she had never seen Dr. Mon ahan in her life before yesterday, when she met him in the office of his attorneys, Cooper & Pigott. 'Ihis practically ended the case, and Attorney Martin moved the dismissal of the defendant from lack of sufficient testimony to hold him over. He then asked, in behalf of the state, that the case of the state against the woman for contempt of court be continued till to-mor row and that she be put under sufficient bonds to prevent her from leaving the town. He stated that his object in asking this was to afford hint sunflicient time to bring an ac tion for perjury against her. As the judge seemed disinclined to grant this, Mr. Mar ttin stated that he had never in all his ex perience as a prosecuting attorney been re fused by a court a continuance when asked for in the interests of justice; that there were a number of persons in the court to whom she had admitted having been treated by Dr. Monahan, the sheriff among the number, and that he would rescind his mo tion for dismissal of the case against Mona han and ask that both cases be continued till to-morrow to give him a chance to pur sue a new line in the prosecution of the case, as the woman's testimony was a com plete surprise to him. Judge Morehouse denied both requests and dismissed both actions. The Penrose Suspects. BUTTE, Aug. 17.-[Special.]-Policeman Edward Rodda was on the stand all day in the Penrose case, His testimony was merely corroborative of that of Officer Waters. He had a lease of Acquisition mine several years and, stamped his tools with a "W." When Deeney and Kelly leased the mine liodda left his tools there, telling Deeneoy that he could use them. Some gougers were among the tools loft there. The witness examined the piece of steel found in the billy and said it bears the Acquisition mark as near as he could tell. 1 he witness knew of no other mine in this section using the mark. On cross-exami nation the witness said that some of his tools might have been stolen. Seized a Lot of Opium. SAN FThemasco, Aug. 17.--Revenue officers last night seized in Chinatown 10,000 forged labels similar to those usneed in distinguish ing manufactured opium which was held by Chiurse shopowners prior to the passage of the McKinley 'aw. A revenue offiouer pronounces them forgeries and three China nen have been arrested. To-dey ain ox tensive raid uas made in Chinatown and over $150.0(t) worth of opium taken to the custom house for examination of labels. Had the labels been successfully used it would have meant a lose of $:it,000 to the government. iigger Crops, Less Climate. SAN BluNaAoRDNO, Cal., Aug. 17.-Another heavv stolt n occurred in the mountains east of here to-day. Redmond's motor road was washed out in several places. It is now generally accepted that the fast con tinued storms and sultry weather since July 1 have had the effect of flooding the Coloatdo desert. If this continues perma nontly it will make more water in the mountains for irriaition purposes, but the summer climate will be less pleasant. Quay's People. It~tntesatas, Pa., Aug. 17.-The repub lican state convention meets here Wednes day. The general impression to-night is I that the ticket will be Gen. Gregg for aud itor general and Mr. Price for state treas urer. The latter has not yet given consent to this arrangement, his idea being that the order should be reversed. Jas 8. Fruit is 1 the leading candidate for chairman of the state central committee. The comptroller of the currency appoint- I edo William T. Parkinson, of Hutchinson, Kan., receiver of the First National bank, I of eusesa City. BIEDLAM REIGNED. Another Wild Day on the Chlcago Grala Exehange. Cnrtoo, Aug. 17.--This was another ban nor day in wheat. saturday's oontusion could hardly be exceeded, yet visltors in the gallery to-day were well entertained and gentlemen on the floor were not heard to complain of lack of action. Before the ex change opened the bears predicted a big drop, while entnusiastic bulls were talking dollar and a quarter wheat. When busi ness began the familiar howl went up and it was impossible, for a while, to tell what was being done. December wheat closed Saturday at 106'. At the opening this morning 100 wasee bid, 110 bid. 111 bid, and 111%. tome was had at all the prices named in the first ten seconds. Within the first three-quarters of an hour there had been sales at 1121, 1181 and some at 114. In the height of the excitement one trade was made for ten thonuand bushels at 115. Suddenly it became known that several houses with foreign connections in orders were selling heavily. This was enough. If there had been wildness in the previous buying, there was little short of insanity in the selling craze which followed. The bears, who had been too frightened to sell for several dave, made a combined onslaught, in which they were aided by the timid ones who had been following the bull lead. December dropped. The last determined efforts of the bulls would only result in keeping it up for a moment or two, ond within a very few moments Jt had reached 105, then, favorable bull news coming in, it ad vanced 107, but after an hour of see-sawing back and forth near the figure it declined to 104%. then advanced to 105i. About noon a telegram was received from B. P. Hutchison by one of his friends say ing that the foreigners were selling franti cally and wheat would drop. The dissem ination of the prophecy encouraged the bears. Excitement quieted down. Then many "longs" figured out that they were drawing on the shoal and as a result they were panic-stricken. Early buyers turned sellers, bears pushed and December dropped with a rush to 103. finally closing at 1061. Old traders said the rapidity and wide range of fluctuations of to-day exceeded anything seen before on the board of trade. Not an order was taken by brokers on less than a ten cent margin. On the curb this afternoon there was much wild trading. December sold at 104. Callswere to be had for 110J and puts at 98w. As things stood to-day at the close, it is said no Chicago man made a cent, and while most of them lost more or less many now have their entire fortunes at stake and were buying and selling in the same mo ment to protect themselves. New Yorkers are reported to have made most of the money. One prominent broker held that it is a "farmers"'" market. The advance to the farmer, he said, had been over twenty cents a bushel. The opinion among dealers and brokers is unanimous that heavy foreign buying is at the bottom of the pres ant flurry. The idea that the manipulators are mere New York speculators is now gen erally scouted. The general notion is that the shortage of wheat abroad has drawn many heavy foreign buyers into the mar ket, and the upward tendency has found Chicago holdings short. "If Chicago peo ple knew," said a broker, "what Russia's wheat amounts to. 'or what to expect from Europe, they would know what to do, but as it is they have no idea where they stand, and nothing to go by." Excitement on the board to-day was not confined to the wheat pit, but quickly spread to corn, rye and oats. August corn jumped from 641 to 71 within half an hour, then declined to68. September corn advanced to 6B, decline4 to 683. Rye flattered until it was difficult to keep track of it, between 106 and 110. throughout the session. This tends to show the char acter of the market. A remarkable feature is that despite the market's wild character there have been no suepensions. Margins have been promptly forthcoming and the fears of Saturday, that to-day would see many traders go to the wall, have been happily unfounded. The Frlsco Market. SAN FaANcisco, Aug. 17.-The excitement which has prevailed in the eastern grain market has had the effect of stimulating business on the local exchange and wheat quotations have been higher, but local dealers state that as far as the market here is concerned the high rate is against any further advance, and prices are considered too high now. Crops are large and fully a million and a half tons will be available for shipment. Shippers are well supplied at figures lower than speculative quotations. FOUND BY A SHEEPHERDER. In Quest of Lambs, He Finds the Richest Minerals. OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 17.-Thiswhole region of country is ablaze with excitement over extensive mineral discoveries about twenty. five miles northeast of here, at the head of Paradise canyon. The ore in one gulch, found in enormous quanrities is almost pure lead, with a paying quantitfy of silver. Two miles away are ore bodies assaying up into hundreds. A sheepherder, who first discovered the ore, was yesterday offered $40,000 for a one-fourth interest in his claim by a wealthy Salt Lake mining cor poration. A stream of prospectors and miners from all parts of the territory is passing thlough here to-day. The hills are covered with miners, and the town of La ilata is already laid out. Experts report that the camp will be a second Leadvalle. The Desert Becomes Fertile. SAn DIEto, Cal., Aug. 17.-H. W. Patton, who undertook an exploration to determine the source of the overflow of the Salton, has returned. lie made the tr'ip from Yuma by boat down the Colorado river. He says he is positive the lake will be permanent. The channel from the river to the lake is from one hundred feet to half a mile wide, and of sufficient depth to carry an immense body of water. The water has deposited a vast quantity of qualite seed and rich sandy loam mn the desert and hundreds of thou sands of acres on the border of the lake are green with pasturage. Patton says the gen eral effect of the overflow will be both det rimental and beneficial. While an immense amount of territory hitherto unproductive will become productive by means of Irriga tion from the lake, yet the moisture will cause rains to fall just at harvest time, when they are not needed. Cominll or Cehluamle,. SAN FaANCIBSO, Aug. 17.--The habeas cor pus of Ltn En lia. a Chinese passenger who arrived last week on the Oceants, but was not allowed to land on the strength of Judge Field's decision to the effect that all Chinese returning to the country must have certifiaotes that they are merchants, was postponed to-day for a week. Collect or .Phelps to-day received a telegram from Acting Secretary of the Treasurer Nettle. ton stating that Chinese who may have gone from the United States under instruo tions in the department circular of July 8, may be admitted on return to this country. under conditions prescribe in said circular, provided the collector is satisfied of their identity. It is believed that under this rul ing a majority of the 700 brought by the Oceanic will be allowed to lald, Yellow Jack Absent. NEw OnLaAsa, Aug. 17.-Dr. Oliphant, president of the state board of health, to. day issued a letter, in which he says: "The health of New Orleans continues exception. ally good; no ease of yellow fever or sespleoon thereofoocurred this mseason. At the las. aretto quarantine station, ninety-ive mlie below the elty, one death oaeerred free ever. There are but few eases there.