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VOL. XXXII.-NO 197. HELE MONT THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 189I-TWELVE PAGES PRICE FIVE OBNTS
3ASE BALL MAGNATES, l2ose the National League and the Amerloan Association at Outs. In Conference Trying to Patch Up a Truce and Make Peace. One of the Old Players' League Alen Says There Will Be Another Revolt -Racing. Wasnmsovow, Aug. 26.-Lengthy letters were exchanged between the magnate. of the American asoceiation and league to day. President Kramer, president of the assoctation, frst wrote to the committee setting forth the fact of Mike Kklly's con tract-jumping, while the "peace conference" was in session, and stating that unless the league guaranteed the return of esaid player and good faith' in the negotiation, the asso ciation must withdraw from the conference. The league committee replied at length. From their letter it seems that the demands of the association as a basis for settlement were in sabstance: Reversal of the nation al board decision regarding Stovey and Bierbaner; all players under contract with the association be subject to reservation by it; legality of contracts of Vickery and SBohriver with Chicago to be subject to discussion; all players who signed two contracts to be suspended; the national board as now constituted to be abolished; the adoption of a new national agreement; the western association to be denied admission as a major party to such pgreement; that the American circuit be composed of Chicago, Brooklyn, Cincin nati, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Bal timore, Washington, Columbus, Louisville and Milwaukee, and in case any of those clubs should resign, disband or be ex pelled, the American association should have the, right at any time to establish a club in the same city. The leagno commit tee says they were considering these de mands when notice came about Kelly, and respectfully submits that this last demand occupied the same status as any of the others above mentioned, and is proper sub ject for discussion. The league re resen tatives would therefore remain in readi nese for conference on the points at issue until this evening. The association men made a lengthy re ply dieccasijng the demands of each organi zation and/asserting that the league com mittee had broken faith with them in their promise of peace. They say the idea of getting rid of the western league was brought out at the suggestion of the league committee and concurred in by association delegates. As regards the circoit, they only ask, in addition to what they have now, per mission to locate clubs in Brooklyn and Chicago, giving the league permission to locate in Baltimore and ht. Louis; further that the league committee, in its letter, omitted to state two of the league's propo sitions, one of which was a plan for reduc ing the salaries of players, in which they wanted the association's concurrence, and the other that the league merely wanted them to forget and forgive admitted wrongs done the association, but that the latter must not excect any restitution. In conclusion, the aseociation committee expressed a willine nees to meet the league half way in the settlement of difficulties, but as the matter now looks the prospects for further confer ence are poor. Representatives of the American association accepted the resigna tion of President Kramer, to take effect September 1, and elected Zack Phelps, of the Louisville club, as his successor. THEY ARE NOT HAPPY. Brotherhood Ball Players Again Talking of Seceding From the League. PrrTanuuo, Aug. 2G.-"It is now certain that next season will find nearly all the faces missing that have been so familiar to National league crowds for many years past. Another organization on a similar style to that of the brotherhood has been perfected, with all the weak features of the old body eliminated. Everything has been done in secret, and when the new idea is sprung it will sweep everything before it. The only point that now remains to be set tied is whether a new league will be started or if a consolidation shall be made with the American association. In case a new league is determined on, clubs will be placed in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Pittsburg, Chicago, Cincinnati and Colum bus," said a well known ball player, who was prominent in brotherhood circles last year. "Already over $400,000 has been pledged to us for such a league. The only reason this movement has not been settled on is, as I said before, that there is a prospect of a combination being made with the Amer ioan association. The latter has a com mittee, yompoaed of Von der Abe and two others, ib charge of the matter. They have already held several consultations with the players' representatives, among whom are Ward, Keefe and Hanlon. Terms have been offered by the association that include financial supuort, etc. In case it is decided to join hands with the association the circuit will be made up of the following cities: Boston, New York. Brltimore and Philadelphia in the East, and Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburg and Cincinnati in the west. The chances now are largely in favor of this combine being made, but no difference which course may be settled on, the admission will only be 25 cents to the games, and the organization will make no effort to secure the friendship of the National league magnates, although there will be no effo; t to bring on a fight such as there was last year. This is merely an independent movement of the players who do not think they are being fai-ty treated by the magnates, and arenow going to strike out for themselves, and only want to be left alone and they wilt interfere with no one else. "The players' determination to make a change has been brought about by reason of the way some of the beat known and most popular men have been treated this season by the magnates in revenge for their (the players) desertion of the National league last year. This is shown by the fact that New York released Keefe without aiv ing him any chance this season. Charlie Byrne is not on good toems with John Ward, and does all he can to interfere with and pace Ward in a false position before the public. Pfeffer and Ryan do not have any too pleasant a time with Anson. The treatment accorded Ned lanlon by Presi dent O'.Neill and the diieotors of the Pitts burg club this season has been notoriously unfair to him, and there aie many other in stances of the same sort, all tending to show the league leaders desire to have revenee on their old men. Buck Ewing is the only one of last year's Players' league who has been restored to anything like his former position, and that was because he acted in the interest of the National league during the whole of last season and was in strumental in the bringing about of the downfall of the Players' league. For that reason he will not be allowed to take any part in the new movement, but can remain where he is. Ward, Keef., Broathers, Beokley Kelly and all the old favorites will be fonna in our ranks and we will also have some of the best among the new men who have come into favor during the last two years, including Ruste, Nichols, Long and othere. "While the clubs were all in the east on the last trip several meetings were hald, at which the two schemes I have spoken of were fully disecussed and pledges given to stand by whatever was decided on. T he last meeting was held in New York on Sun day. Augnust 9, at which American associa tion representatives were present, and a final answer as to consolidating with that organization was promised to be given them in thirty days." The speaker then showed the writer cop ies of letters from several of the best-known players in lath the National league and American association promising to join the new body upon the expiration of their pres ent contracts. A copy of the agreement which each man has to sign pledging him self to stand by the organization was also shown. The new league will be managed by the officials and board of directors, made up jointly from among the present Ameri can association magnates and the seceding players. Although none of the players will openly admit they belong to the new scheme, yet it is as good an settled that Bdokle . Bierbaner. R eilly, Hanlon, Car roll,. iller, Baldwin, Galvin, King and Maul will be in it next year from the ranks of the present Pittsburg club. bhugart, Berger and Mack will stand by the National league. In this city the American association now holds the lease from Jan. 1, 1892, on Recreation park, the old league grounds which will be entirely refitted. John Ward has been offered the presidency of the new body, but he will only accept it if he can arrange it so he will not have to play with any club. If the com bination with the American association is effected this will prove the hardest blow the National league hasever been given, and it will not be likely to escape as easily as it did last year, as the men who were the lead ers in the Players' league, and who will be in this new move, were taught a lesson last year that they will profit by this time and avoid making any similar mistakes again. King £el's Figures. BoeTno, Aug. 26.-The directors of the American Association ball club here say they do not need Kelly back and sent a tel egram to-day to President Kramer, asking that the matter be not considbred in con verence at Washington Manager Banoroft, of the Milwaukees, says Kelly told him yesterday that he had signed a contract for the remainder of this season and the begin ning of next for $20,000, of which $18,000 was down, besides a ticket to Europe for himself and wife. BASE BALL. The Home Club Mentioned First la the Record Here Printed. LEAGUE CLUBS. Cincinnati 1, New York 6. Pittsburg 6, Boston 1. Chicago 9, Brooklyn 8. Cleveland 4, Philadelphia 4. ASSOCIATION OLUB3. Boston 12, Milwaukee 7. Washington 2, St. Louis 2. Baltimore 6, Columbus 5. The Chicago Races. CnHCAGo, Aug. 26.-Garfield park races. Track slow. Fifteen-sixieenths of a mile Bbreal won, Pilgrim second, St. Joe third. Time, 1:3634. Mile and seventy yards-Caesela won, Newcastle second, The Kaiser third. Time, 1:5234. Mile-Ed Bell won, but was disqualified for fouling. Prince Fortunatus won, Van Buren second, Lakeview third. Time, 1:45%. Fifteen-sixteenths of a mile-Whitney won, Alpha second, Sic O'Lee third. Time, 1:88. Eleven sixteenths of a mile - Corinne won, Cruickshank second, Pendleton third. Time. 1:12. Hawthorne races. Mile-Leland won, Dr. Iceman second, Pomfret third. Time, 1:50. Six furlonge-May Blossom won, Enter prise second, Palmyra third. Tiee, 1:194. Five furlongs. handioap-Strathmaid won, Zantippa second, Glenoid third. Time. 1:05. Six furlongs-Fred Taral won, Queenie Trowbridge second, Roley Boley third. Time, 1:184. Hurdle, mile and one furlong-Dead heat between Hercules and Winslow, Joe third. Time, 2:183. Money was divided. Great Pacing by Manager. I51DEPENDENCE, Iowa, Aug. 26.-Attend ance 7,000. Unfinished three-year old trot. 2:40 class, $1,000, won easily by Position in 2:24. In the three-year old trot, Faustina made three fastest heats ever trotted by a stallion in a race, and lowered his record to 2:17. Nelson started to beat his record, and made a mile in his own time. 2:1034. Manager lowered his record. 2:1634, pac ing a mile in 2:15, breaking the world's record by a second. He now holds the rec ord for two-year old and three-year old pacers. Three-year-olds. 2:40 class, $1,000-Posi tion won three straight heats, Happy Pilot second, Andy Cutler third. Madora fourth. Best time, 2:24. Four-year-olds. 2:30 trot - White Foot won three straight heats, Sabin's Counsel lor second, Octomar third, Manchester C. fourth. Beat time, 2:2334. Three-year-olds $5,000- Faustina won, Evangelina second, Alex third, Apdy Cut ler fourth. Best time, 2:17. 2:15 trot-Nigger Baby won three straight heats, Climantze second, Abascene third, Moss Kent fourth. Best time. 2:22X. At Jerome Park. JEoRxE PARK, Auc. 26.-Weather cloudy, track medium. Five furlongs-Air Plant won, Volunteer second, Triangle third. Time,' 1:04. Three-fourths of a mile-Cynosure won, Contribution second, Fearless third. Time, 1:1734. Fourtpen hundred yards-Homer won, Woodcutter second, Mary Stone third. Time, 1:21,4. Mile-Celiawon, Beansy second, Prather thi vd. Time, 1:45'-4. Four and one-half furlongs-Iquipa won, Marmont second, Count third. Time, 1:57%. Handicap steeplechase, short courec-Del aware won, Futurity second, Wheatley third. Time, 8:35. At Saratoga. SARATOoA, Aug. 26. - Weather cloudy; track medium. Five furlongs-Dr. Has brouck won, Mabel Glenn second, Tormen tor third. Time, 1:01. Seven furlongs-Lady Pulsifer won, Versatile second, Gertie D. third, Time, 1:110. Five furlonge-Cottonade won, Fauvette second, Money Maid third. Time, 1:03. Six furlongs-Belle D'Or won, Marc Low ell second, Blue hook third. Time, 1:16. Seven furlonge-Pretty Witt won, Vos burg second, Dalesman third. Time, 1:303. Eight Heats and no Results. HARTrroD, Conn., Aug. 26.-2:20 race $10,000, was not finished to-day, darkness shutting it off after eight heats. 2:21) trot-Donnette upn, Katie L. second, Lady Ulster third, Patinae fourth, Best time, 2:22!4. 2:20 trot-Niehtiugale won, Little Albert second, Abble V. thud. Best time, 2:17+4(. 2:25 trot-Fred S. Wilkes won, Lightning second, Romona third, Daphne fourth. Beat tiame, 2:19;+. IHE EXHIBIT lICRESES Horticultural Hall Is Literally a Bower of Beautiful Blos soms and Foliage. The Ladies Have Indeed Made a Fine Exhibit in Their Departments. Custer County's Exhibition of Grain, Hay, Fruits, Vegetables, the Great est Ever Seen Here. Each day there seems an added interest in the Fair, and the crowds that are seen looking daily through the halls, wandering down by the stock pens or eagerly watching. the races, indicate that Montana, although a state yet in its infancy, has the resources, capability and enterprise to compete with its older sisters in the east in her yearly exhibits of products. Since Monday many additions have been made to the exhibits in every department, among the most noticeable being several fancy articles which were indicative of the aesthetic taste and artistic talent of Mrs. A. J. Davidson; a beautiful bed spread, with conventional designs worked in cloud ed yellow rope silk, attracted considerabl e attention. This was the work of Miss Swan. Several elaborate toilet sets and table sets received a great share of flattering com nment, Doylies worked on heavy drill in white rope silk, the design being clover leaves were very pretty. Many fine paint ings by Miss Phillips, Miss Jackson, Mrs. McElroy,' and Mrs. Burch adorned the In horticultural hall the greatest tran formation had taken place. The tables were literally beds of roses. Never before in Helena has there been so beautiful a dis play of flowers. Long tables actually groaned under the weight of the blossoms, and the air was redolent with their per fume. To the left as you enter is a mon strous marguerite, a wealth of white and yellow blossoms. The entire table is cov ered with a tropical growth of foliage, the table across the hall is equally as beauti ful. In the center of the room is a long table covered with vases, baskets, crosses and pitchers filled with out flowers. A pil low of white, pink and yellow hollyhocks caused more exclamations of delightihan did all the horse races. Pansies, yellow, purple, brown and golden with their sweet faces looked from dishesof different shapes and sizes. Sweet peas and mignonette shed their fragrance throughout the room, golden sunflower and dahlias red, yellow and white-almost put to shame the delicate blossoms standing close by them. The gardens of Mrs. Fretz, Mrs. Potts. Mrs. Burne, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Mil ler, Mrs. Fack and Mrs. Weston were robbed of their beautiful treasures to form this display. The exhibit of. canned, and, preserved fruits, jollies and pickles by Mrs. Arnold would tempt the appetite of epicureans. Other displays of jellies and canned fruits of great merit are also there. The cooking school has produced good results if the ex hibition made by the scholars is indicative. Women with a talent for making jams, the German emperor recently declared, he pre ferred to those who had an aptitude for dis cussing the constitution. Even the august emperor would have bowed resceetfully to the display of jams and jellies the ladies of our town have made. They have a great variety of eatables, in the form of cakes, pies and confections of all sorts. There are many other samples of the oulinaly art found in this hall. To be appointed judge over so varied and meritorious display must indeed be a compliment, but to judge fairly and honestly must be no mean task. Custer county has, at great expense, sent to the fair an exhibit of more than ordinary merit. It was gotten up by the Miles City Chamber of Commerce, who placed a very competent gentleman, L. A. Hoffman, in charge. Having always been regarded by the other parts of the state as merely a grazing county, where it was impossible to raise anything but grass and satebrush, Custer people wish to have it understood, now they have irrigation, that they are "in it" with the best of them. The exhibit shows a greater variety of products than has ever been credited to Montana by the most en thusiastic agriculturalist. They come from the various ranehmen of the o.unty. A special feature is the corn, lots of which is raised near Miles City.both with and without irrigation. The stalks are many of thoul 12 feet high and contain from twenty to twenty-four rows around the cob. The watermelons intended for the exhibit were destroyed in transit, though the ranchers are marketing both watermelons, and tomatoes in Custer county now. There are plenty of tomatoes in the Custer county exhibit, and they would do credit to any state in the union, being large and firm as a dollar. The alfalfa, too, is a wonder. Three cuttings from the same ground are shown, all made this summer. The first and second cuttings are four feet high and the last three feet. California thinks her four cuttings of alfalfa are a wonderful thing, but Custer county is rapidly catch ing up to the coast state. All three cuttings were made a mile from town. Hungarian oats of wonderful size and head are also shown. The squashes and pumpkins; are something surprising. They are unquestionably the best ever shown at the state fair. One squash is seventy-eight pounds in weight, and is twenty-four inches across and fifteen inches through. There is a pumpkin also twenty four inches broad and eighteen incheadeep, with lotsof others pressing it for first place. The beets on exhibition prove conclusively that Montana ranehmen can make money by cultivating that vegetable for sugar pur poses. Some of them must weigh ten or twelve pounds, and were not picked for their size, but were taken at random. The German sugar beets are both large and en ticing looking. Both the German and the red beets are raised in Custer county either with or without irrigation. One raised without irrigation is eighteen inches long and six inches thick. The cabbages seer are from twelve to fifteen inches across and very firm and heavy. Besides these vegetables are carrots, red onions of splen did size marvellous rutabagas, red peppers and Irish potatoes. The potatoes were dug at random and some of them will weigh up in the pounds. There is also a good show ing of crap apples and plums, large ands round, and equal to any ever grown. A tobacco plant six feet high is another at traction. Altogether Custer is to be con gratulated on her advance in an agricultural way, and threatens to outdo the Bitter Itoot and Gallatin valleys. Custer has an area of 8$6.000 square miles, is as large as the state of Pennsylvania, and abounds in luxurious prairies and fertile valleys. It has an abundance of water in never-fail ing streams and an agricultural on pacity, with irrigation, of 1,0(XX,t)t) acres. It has upwards of thirty irrigating canals in operation, one (the Miles City ditch) twenty-eight miles long. This ditcb line a capacity of 12,000 inches of water, and has lying under it 25,000 acres of arable land, only a small proportion of which is under cultivation. Miles City and Fort Keogh offer large and convenient markets. It is thought anything that grows in the north can be raised ia Custer county. The sea sons are longer at both ends than any other part f the state. THE INDIANA REPUBLICANS. The Machine for Mr. Hlarrlson-Dome of lls Basy Opponents. INDIANA5I'0Lo, Aug. 26.-The republican mielline of this state has always been run in the interest of Gen. Harrison when he wished it to grind that way and it will work for him next year. He will, if he desires a renemination and is not overwhelmed by the )lains movement, have the delegation in thp next national republican conven tion. The anti-Harrison movement here, so far as it is possible to trace it to its source and ascertain its dimensions, is confined to the aggressive friends of Judse Gresham, re infotoed by disappointed republicans. Ex-Qongressman White, of Fort Wayne, Is c of the active spirits in the move men. He is a man of wealth and is arood fighter. He was elected to con e4 in 1886, but was defeated in 1888. ill endeavor to split the delegation n ear, although he supported Harrison *ar ly in 1888. The friends of the presi dent say that White was angry because he was tot permitted to name the successful applicent for the postoiflce at Fort Wayne. C. Fairbanks. the big railroad at teonsy, A. C. Harris, and a few other prom nent republioane of this city are counted la thh opposition to Harrison, but at Fair bankp, who has always been a consistent supporter of Judge Gresham, is a prospec tive candidate for governor, it is believed h6 will not actively oppose the ambition of ti e president. Can. James N. Huston, the whilqo treasurer of the United States updy this administration, is sulking in his pion down at Connereville. He is 5IIpointed, say the friends of Gen. 'U lion, as not having been invited into the abinet. It is believed that Judge Gr m is aiving no encouragement whaibver to the anti-Harrisonites. While he io doubt feels confident that, in a fair conte t before the republicans of the state. he eotld wrest the honors from Harrison, 1;4 slqo irecognizes it as a fact that the men who will manipulate the convention to do his bidging are not his friends. The.Blaine sentiment which seems to be convqlsing the country elsewhere, finds smalls foothold here. Blaine was once a great popular idol with Indiana republicans. There is a story, however, that he discon tinued libel proceedings against an Indiana edjto* for an ill-considered publication in 1884, giving as a reason for his action that becotl d not obtain justice in Indiana. The story, whether true or false, may have some thing to do with the waning of his prestige. A SAD ACCIDENT. John` Comers Loses a Foot Through Un fortunate Circumstances. About four weeks ago John Comers while exercising at Turner hall met with a very serious accident. In leaping from a trapeze his left foot struck with great force on the wood floor causing the'severe fracture of several bones. Dr. Dogge, who was at once summoned, pronounced it a compound oomtinnted fracture and stated that, al though the foot might be saved, there was a possibilityof amputation being inecessary. Mr. Comers was at once removed to his residence end, through the kindness of friends and the Turner association, every possible attention was bestowed upon him. Several weeks afterward it was deemed ad visable teaemove him to the doctor's pri vate hospital. In - the meantime, I et puration ~ avinessremensediee ýt93tt to gl~ee sixes ,i.of th o et ikle-juint and, if neres sary, remove one of the foot-bonesor. parts of the other bones. Dr. Atchison was celled in consultation, and after the resection had been made it was found that not only had the bones of the leg been fractured but two bones of the foot. while gangrene had set in. It was teen decided that amputation was necessary to save life and the operation was performed yesterday, the limb being taken off midway between the knee and ankle joints. Mr. Comers is doing very nicely and although his loss is to be deeply regretted it was absolutely necessary for his survival, everything possible having been done to prevent snob a terrible result. Mr. Comers is A young unmarried man and a typesetter by trade; consequently the lose is not as severe as it might be, inasmuch as he can still follow his pursuit for a live lihood. His parents, who reside in Minne apolis, were informed of the accident at the time it occurred. A Railway to lie Sold. CroCAto. Aug.26.-By order of the United States circuit court the Pacific Short Line railway will be sold at auction next Tues day under foreclosure proceedings. Among the bidders, it is understood, will be the Illinois Central, C. M."& St. P. and the Northwestern. The road was originally intended to run from Sioux City to Ogden, paralleling the Union Paciflo and shortening by several hundred miles tho present rail distance from the Missouri river to the Pacific slope. Up to last fall the road had been built between Sioux City and O'Neal, 130 miles. The enterprise looked promising enough until last fall's financial panic. Then Gould had gobbled the Union Pacific and was understood to be hand in glove with Huntington, who controls the Central Pa cific. The latter road, which is the only outlet from Ogden to the Pacilo coast, was in hostile hands, and therefore the Pacidf Short Line people decided that it would be folly under the circumstances to complete the line, so the property was allowed to go into the hands of a receiver. and is now to be sold. Awaiting the Return or Gould. New Youx, Aug. 26.-The Times special says: The hitch in the financial scheme by which the enormous floating debt of the Union Pacific railway is to be extended for three years is believed to be due to uncer tainty concerning Jay Gould's purpose in the matter. That financier is expected to reach home from the west next week, and soon after his arrival it is oredioted the Union Pacific affairs will begin to move. 'I he understanding in Wall street is that J. Pierrepont Morgan Consented to act as trustee in the proposed fund-i aieing schemo only after exacting from IHussell Save, Sid ney D)illon and George J. Gould concessions of great importance to the road. One of these concessions. it is believed, was the presidency of thi road, and some knowing ones on the street insist that Morgan has selected his able lieutenant. Samuel Spen cer, to succeed President Dillon. Other Bodies aurned to Ashes. New Yona, Aug. 26.-This afternoon the work of excavating for bodies on the site of the wrecked buildings was stopped and an nouncement made that no more bodies were ii the ruins. The police give the number (f dead as sixty in all. Of these thirty three were identified. A committee has been appointed by Mayor Grant to raise money for the families of the dead. Ono of the first subscribers to the relief fund was Mrs. Crane, owner of the collapsed building, who gave $1,000. The Itali Ilak era. EL Paso, Tex.. Aug. 26.-The government rain makers, who have othlially reported their expsriment to the agricultural bureau as successful, have decided to make the next experiment in this city. Much inter rat is felt in the result of the experiment here and it is probable that Mexico will have an oficial representative present. Will Have aThird Party. WAoaNtauuno, Mo., Aug. 26.-Missouri will have a third party. Thuat was settled to-day when the Farmers' Alliance state convention deposed U. 8. Hall from the presidenoy ant elected Leverest Leonhard. BODY OF ROBERT M'Y[YI Found Floating in the River not Far From Frenchtown, %lis. soula County. He Disappeared Only a Day or Two After He Was Married. Identified by Sieans of a Card Case and a Tintype-Other News oif the Ktate. MissouLA, Aug. 20. - [Special.] - The body found in the river at Frenchtown two days since and which was so badly decom posed as to render its identification impos sible, is without doubt that of Robert Mo Vey. Some six weeks since he was married and went up the flitter Boot valley, and had not since been heard of. He disap pearei a day or two after his marriage, and the most persistent inquiries of friends and relatives failed to elicit any information concerning his whereabouts. On the day of his marriage a friend and a prominent citizen of Missoula pre sented him with a Morrocco card case. The party unintentionally left a tintype, the picture of a lady acquaintance, in the case. A morrocco case and a tintype were found on the body. At a late hour this evening the friend saw the tintype and posi tively identified it as the.one left in the morrocco case. Mr. McVey was formerly deputy sheriff of this county and had a host of friends to whom his mysterious dis appearance caused intense anxiety. A Differing Expert. BErTE. Aug. 26.-[Special.]-In the Davis will case to-day W. A.- Dnckworth, Albert Duckworth. W. A. Davidson, Moses Down ing, M. C. Boyd, and William Hanneman, testified to the good reputation of Jno. C. Sconce. Henry B. Hodges, of Boston. a chemist, testified that he was in charge of Carter's chemical labratory and has been a chemist in the ink business for many years. He said he had examined this alleged will tout tin! In his opinion. it was written with ohrp ate of potash and logwood ink. He did not think it was nigrosin ink. The witness, however, gave a number of authori ties to show that nigrosin was discovered in 1868. " His testimony in most respects was exactly opposed to the testimony of experts on the other side. Great Falls News. G(EAT FAILs, Aug. 26.-[Special.]L. 8. Provin, of Grand Rapids, Mich., is l*4let city accompanied by his wife. They . are on their way east from a trip to Alaska and mopped over to visit relative, and f lends in this tfection. David Wilson, a farmer livpg sewj ill up the Missouri, yesterday trc city 6,000 pounds of new oats eV just harvested. He disposed of them at $1.75 per hundred. Next Sunday the employesof the Park theatre will play a ball game with the printers for the championship of the city. The latter have so far defeated all comers and are an excellent nine. Penrose Feared the Suspects. Bu'r', Aug. 26.-[Special.]-The Penrose murder trial had a session of only one hour to-day. John Callan, a grocer at the corner of Park and Montana streats, testified that on the afternoon before the murder he saw Deney, Hickey and another man stand around that corner from four until six o'clock. He had never seen them there before. Pelle Browning testified that Pen rose often told her that he was in fear of his life from Deeney, Hickey and other labor leaders. Owing to the fact that the two remaining witnesses for the prosecu tion were not present, the trial was adjourned until to-morrow. Marysville Democrats, MAnRaVILLS, Aug. 26.-[Special.]-W. J. Reese delivered a fine address at Mare's hall Monday night, after which he organ ized an enthusiastic democratic club which now has a membership of over sixty and is still growing. The officers elected were: D. R. Peeler, president; Wm. MoKenrick, vice president; J. L. Conrad, secretary; P. fl. Shannon, treasurer. It was decided to send a strong representation to the meet ing at Helena Sept. 21. Mr. Reese has been very successful in his wbrk of organizing democratic clubs throughout this state. The Miasoula Normal. McssouLA, Aug. 26.-[Special.1-The teachers' convention over which Miss Har riett Woods presided to-day was the largest that ever yet assembled in this city. The attendance and work piesented here indi cates a marked progress and increased in terest in the educational affairs of this county. Under the direction of Dr. Raleigh, late of Helena, the Epworth league of the M. E. church entertained the teachers socially last evening. The entertainment was a success. Going Into Other Business. Barra, Aug. 26.-[Special.]-James Me Caig, general agent of the Northern Pacifio road in this city, this evening sent his resig nation to that Company. Mr. McCaig's reason for this step is that he is about to embark in an enterprise that promises to be much more lucrative. He has been agent in this city for six years, and while leaving the railroad business permanently will re main a citizen of BIutte. llOMESEEKERS' EXCURSIONS. The First of the Season Is Due In Helena To-Day. At a meeting some time ago of the trans Missouri association, it was determined to give three homeseekers' excursions to the northwest, the date fixed being August 25, September 15 and Ill. 'I he three roads do ing business in Montana, Union Pacific, Gbent Northern and Northern Pacific, run these excursions on the same dates, and from advices received here, it seems that the first one hus been quite geneoally taken advantage of. 'The tickets are good for thirty days, stop-overs going being good the full limit of the ticket. No stop-overs, however, are allowed returning, Quite a number of people who have friends and relatives east, have notified them of these excurutons, and the result will be that a large number of people will visit Montana in the next thirty days who would not otherwise have comp. AMUSEMENTS. A brilliant audience greeted Mr. lot Smith Russell in his new play Peaceful Valley. No actor in America could hbae attracted a larger, more cultured or more critical gathering of people in Helena updu the sole reputation of his merits m as actor. Mr. Russell could do this for be Is a great artist. He has developed an original line of art which he seems to have brought very close to perfection. His droll man nerism and quaint speech seem at first 1lance the result of studied eccentricity until the real nature of the actor, is re vealed. The strength of his art grows upon the audience until all are restless for his re-appearance in the play. He brings to light the sweetest touches of human na ture and this he does without artificial methods. The pathetic aides are so inter lined with bits of humor that the audience finds it bard to turn from one emotion be fore another is brougha to their sympathies. Yes, he is Sol Smith Russell and there is no other. Mr. Russell's new play is a pretty picture of New England life in which the principal figure is Hosea Howe, a long and gauky country boy, but with a strongly outlined purpose and a big honest heart, his family, who live in Peaceful Valley, are poor, and he finds a situation in a hotel as table waiter. His pride rebels after a brief service during which he meets a brigha lit tie girl, one of the guests, and falls in love with her. The rest of the story briefly told is Hosen's search in New York for his sister who has been betrayed by a villain, but finds afterward that a real marriage took place. "Itight conquers at last," the Howe family are re-united and Hosea's cup of joy is complete when he, too, is united to the girl he loves. Those who have seen the Poor Relation will hardly discuss Peaceful Valley as a dramatic comptrison. The latter lacks viv acity, originality and life. The story is commonplace and is not brought out in strong lines. The dialogue is clever when Russell is in it: at other times it is unin teresting. The situations are well arranged and the characters are well adapted to the plot. There are other much better plays in the same veto, for instance, The Two Sis ters. The performance lest evening was most satisfactory, Ihe audience was de lighted with Mr. Russell's interpretation and he was applauded almost constantly while on the stage. It is one of the most successful characters presented by him and is strongly brought to view. The other characters were well main tained. Mr. Brandt's type of the society villain was conventional but well shown. One of the most attractive pictures in the play was that of Niche Parquhar. In this character Miss Belmont's acting was as sprightly and pleasing as her personality is attractive. Miss Radcliffe had a difficult and rather unnatural part in the play, but she interpreted in a very satisfactory way. One of the cleverest bits in the play was the detective of Mr. Sullivan. The play will be repeated at Ming's this evening. "The Twelve Temptations." Commencing Monday evening nett Ming's opera house announces as its attra . tion for two nights the "second edition" of Mr. Wai. J. Gilmose's spectable, calle' "The Twelve Temptations," Which is said to have been revived in a more piullcrte manner than when it was iroduem some twenty years ago by Col. Jathes Fisk, Jr., at the Grand opera house, New York City. The piay has been. excellently coný nte4 teceever see,. The story is said to a: interesting, whil the comedy Is very trong. S he scepery. which embraces three solid aots, is b Obarlen H. Getz, Har ley Merry. H. L. Bald and Homer Emona, whose brushes are famous. Some 280 dif ferent costumes, designed by Silvers & Malwell, huge mechanical figures. with fairies, gnomes. spirits, eto abound in pro fusion. The corps de ballet comprises forty dancers, who are le4 by three famous premieres. The numerous ballets are very novel. The company contains sixty-eight people. WILL LEAVE TO-DAY. The Convention Visitors Arc Delighted With Helena. Capt. Garrett, Secretary Greenwood and Secretary Stevenson, representing the Na tional Teachers' association, and Mr. W. D. Garrett, of Nashville, passed a very pleasant day yesterday. They were driven about the city, entertained at the race track and theater, and shown the various sights of the city. They were greatly de lighted with the Broadwater hotel and the big plunge bath and all expressed surorise at the attractions offered by Helena. They fonnd time to carefully examine the re. sources for providing sufficient accommo dations for the teachers who will be here in convention next summer. Captain Garrett end his son and Secretary Stevenson will leave this morning for their homes over the Great Northern line. Mr. Greenwood will leave for Seattle. STOP THE FIGHT. County Attorney Nolan Orders the Sheriff to Prevent the Contest To-night. The fight between the Black Pearl and Ike Hays, of this city, will not take place to-night. Conrty Attorny Nolan has given orders to Sheriff Jefferis to arrest the men if they step into the ring. Col. Nolan is satisfied that it was the intention of the principals and their backers to have a "knock out." This is against the Montana statute. A strictly scientiflic contest for points would be allowed, but in this case it is very plain that the men intend to violate the law. Sheriff Jefferis will be at the armory to-night to enforce the law. A Finish Fight. A contest is to take place on Sept. I be tween George Morrison, of Ogden, and Jim Williams, of Salt Lase City, for a purse of $2,760 and the championship of Utah. The fight is to occur at Ogden, before the Athletic club of that city. It promises to be a great sporting event. Morrison has been in training for the past month at 0g den Canyon, under George LaBianche, "The Marine." Williams is training at Garfield Beach. His trainer is Herbert Slade, "The Maori." Sliieh-Huehler. John Mitch, proprietor of the I. X. L. hotel, and the manager of a prosperous business, was married yesterday afternoon, the bride being Miss Ida Buehler, a charm. ing young lady who enjoys a wide circle of noquaintances in Heleun. The marriage took place at the cathedral at four o'clock. In the evening a wedding party was given at Harmonia hail at which were friends of the bride and groom. After several hours spent in dancing an elaborate supper was served. Broko Its Banks. PLAQumsvlno, La., Aug. 26.-The break in the bank of the Mississippi below this city has reached alarming proportions, It is now over 1,000 feet long, has taken in over 300 feet of the levee and half the public road, and the old embankment used hey sol diere as a fork during the war. For the Good of Dumb Animale. Hon. T. 0. Mach, president of the Helena. Humane society, has called a meeting of the organisation, to be held at the rooms of the Y. M. C. A.. at 10:80 a. m. to-day. Miss E. Scribner and Mr (Iilkison, who rept.. sent the Massachusetts Humane sooloeI will be present.