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VOL, XXXll.-NO 198. L I NA. MONTANA. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 189"1-TWELVE PAQO S. PRICE FIVE OHNTS.
DOWN INTO THE CREEK, ast Mall on the Western North Carolina Road Jumps the Trestle. A Frightful Plunge of Sity-live Feet Into a Swollen River.. Twenty Perseonas Were Killed Outright and Others Mangled-All in the Bleeper Meet Death. CaAnLoTw, N. C., Aug. 27.-One of the most dlsastrous railway wrecks known in this state occurred about two o'cloek this morning at Boston's bridge, near States will., on the Western North Carolina road. The west-bound passenger train, known as the fast mail, composed of baggage, mail, first and second-class coaches, Pullman sleeper and Superintendent Bridges' private car, was loaded with passengers. The sleeper usually contains a good number of passengere from northern points, and last night was no exception. Just after leaving Stateevllle there is a high stone bridge spanning Third creek, and down into the creek plunged the entire train, a dis tance of at least sixty-five feet, wreck ing the whole train and earrying death and destruction with it. Twenty passengers were killed outright, nine seri ously injured, and twenty badly braised. The night was dismal, and to add to the horror of the situation, the water in the creek was up. It was only through the. most heroic efforts of those who had hast ened to the scene of the wreck that the injured were not drowned. The accident occurred by the spreading of the rails. The bridge is not injured and trains are run ning on time. Twenty dead bodies are now lying in a warehouse at Stateesville. The following is a list of the killed: Wm. West, Warren Fry, H. V. Linster, W. M. Houston, P. Barnett, Samuel Georman, W. F. Winslow, Charles Bennett, W. J. Fisher, J. B. Austin, T. Brodie, J. M. Sikes, Mrs. Pool, Jube Fer, Doe Wells, John Davis, Mr. McCormick. Dr. George W. Sanderlin, state auditor, was on the wrecked train. He was painfully injured. Three bodies have not been identified. One of these is an old lady. Another is a lady with a ticket in her pocket which reads '"Mrs. George McCormick and mother." Tihe third Is also a lady. It is thought all the bodies have not been taken out of the de bris, which is piled so high that it is im possible to make a thorough examination. Every person in the sleeper was killed. FAMILY FEUDS. An Oacurrence Peculiar to Kentucky-An Innocent Victim. GOonoGTowN, Ky., Aug. 27- .For several weeks there has been trouble between the Kendall and Jarvis families, which culmi nated to-day in a bloody tragedy. There had been severe quarreling the past few days over the robbing of a watermelon patch. Peace warrants were sworn out and the trial set for to-day. This morning M. H. Kendall and four sons came to town, armed with rifles and revolvers. Three Jarvis brothers also came, only one being 'armed. About 9 o'clock Milt Kendall, com ing up behind John Jarvis, shot him in the back, killing him instantly. Burrell Jarvis ran into the hardware store of A. J. Mont gomery and asked for a un. Milt Kendall, the father, rushed in after him and fired a shot which entered Montgomery's breast and killed him. IHrrell Jarvis jumped through a rear window, but Kendall fol lowed him and shot him down with a re volver, inflicting mortal wounds. Mont gomery was in no way connected with the trouble. He was a prominent and worthy citizens and leaves a large family. The Kendalls afterwards surrendered and are now in jail. Suit Against Stewart. NFw YanK, Aug, 27.-James E. Lyon has brought sunit against Senator Wm. W. Stewart, of Nevada, for $1,000,000 dam ages. The suit grows out of complications over mining deals, Among the properties concerned is the Emma mine, of Utah. Lyon asserts that Stewal t, while acting as his attorney, conspired with T. W. Park and others to deprive him of his mining rights. Stewart, he alleges, made state ments to him regarding the property which led him to diqpose of his holdines for $200, 000, while Stewart realized $2,000,000 by the deal. The bill goes into the details of the matter at great length. Senator Stewart denies all allegations of fraud and conspir acy, and charges Lyon with blackmail. He says Lyon lost all his money speculating. and then came to him (Stewart) and threatened suit. Stewart regarded this as blackmail, and said so at the time. Ho asked Lyon how much he wanted. Lyon took $50,000 and signed a release of all claims against Stewart or Park. Earnlugs of the St. Pantl. New YORK, Aug. 27.-The annual report of the St. Paul road for the fiscal year end ing June 30. was issued to-day. It shows: Gross earning, $27,504,224, an increase of $1,098,516; operating expenses, $18,336,500, an increase of $193,302; net earnings $137, 724, a decrease of $94.886; income from other sources, $334,207, making a total in come of $9,471,931; fixed charges, $7,237, 251, leaving a balance of $2,234,680. After payiug a seven 1per cent dividend on pre ferred stock there is a surplus of $699,168. President Miller takes a pessimistic view of the situation and says rates are too low. The maintenance of rates will not relieve American railways from the competition of fareign roads and it is idle to talk of main tenance when pooling is prohibited by leg islation. It is impossible that a liberal standard of wages can be maintained un less capital employed is permitted to re ceive compensation for its use. Must Have Been Real Fuany. RUTLAND, Vt., Aug. 27.-It was raining heavily when President Harrison reached Windsor. Senator Evarts was there to welcome him. After luncheon with the senator, the president made addresses in the town hall, in which he humorously .pnfed" Senator Evarts. After leaving Windsor, the president spoke at Charles town, praising New England character. At Bellows Falls he spoke of the value and importance of Vermont's manufacturing centres. Cold Weather. PzmanRA, N. D., Aug. 27.-The thermom eter went four below the freezing point last night. The froat injured wheat consider ably. Reports from Church's Ferry state that great damage was done grain by frost. Ice was found on heads of wheat in many fields. 't'here was no frost at Cando or St. John, butt i s very heavy at Rillo. Inter views with farmers in the vicinity of Grand Forks and Bismarck say wheat has not been damaged by frost. HALF A MILLION UP. The Great btruggie Between Naoy Hanks asd Allerton. IDmxpwalmoao, Aug. 27.-This was a gala day, attendane abeout 80,000. The five year-old pace was the center of attraction. It had been estimated that over $500,000 would change hands on this race alone. Naney Hanks struck out from the first for the prize and trotted it even with Allerton to the first half. She then gained slowly and at the third quarter was a length ahead. A break by Allerton on the home stretch gave the heat to Nancy in :12~: The second heat was a repetition of the first. In the third Allerton had the advance by half a length, broke badly down the stretch, and Margaret S. trotted a speedy quarter here but was compelled to resign her place to Allerton at the half. On the home stretch Allerton was safely steered but lost time in the effort and Nancy won the'heat and the race by three lengths again in the wonder ful time of 2:12. Four-year-olds, $5,000 - Constantine won, Margaret M. seeoud. Lady Belle third, Belle Archer fourth.S Best time, 2:19. 2:28 pace, $1500 - Forest Wilkes won, Storm second, Fedora third, Otto W. fourth. Best time. 2:15. Five-year-olds, $5,000-Nancy Hanks won in three straight heats, Allerton second, Margaret S. third. Best time 2:12. Free for all race--ltoy Wilkes won in three straight heats, Guy second, Dallas third, Major Wonder fourth. Best time, 2:11k. Chicago Race Meetings. CacAoo, Aug. 27.-Hawthorneraces. Half a mile-Engarita won, Freedom second, Montclair third. Time, :55. Six furlongs-Rival won, Prince Henry second, Fred Taral third. Time, 1:22. Handicap, mile and one-sixteenth-Pole mus won, Brookwood second, Ethel third. Time, 1:59. Mile and one-sixteenth-Bimini won, Cares second, Little Scissors third. Time, 2:08. Seven furlonge-Rouser won, Gilford see. end, Ithacan third. Time, 1:l38. Garfield park. Thirteen-sixteenths of a mile-Sansaba won, Driftsecond, OneDime third. Time, 1:34g. Mile and one-sixteenth-Osborn won, Anna Race second, Sunny Brook third. Time, 2:06. Free handicap, mile-Gunwad won. Al phonse second, Mary Sue third. Time, 1:M5lj. Adams handicap, six furlongs-Lake Breeze won, Tom Elliott second, Ray S. 'third. Time, 1:26. Nine-sixteenths of a mile-Bucgner won. Whisky second, Angeree third. Time, 1:03M. Nine-sixteenths of a mile-Deceit won, Miesent second, Crnikshank third. Time, 1:023. Westchester Races. WESTCHESTER PARE, Aug. 27.-Weather cool and rainy. Track slow. Six furlongs -St. John won, Helen Rose second, Stoip ner third. Time, 1:13), Handicap, six furlongs-Patrimony Colt won, Lamplighter second, Alonzo third. Time, 1.14. Jersey handicap-Sweepstakes, mile and one-fourth-San Juan won, Picknicker sec ond, Terrifier third. Time, 2:09. Free handicap sweepstakes, mile-Prather won Pagan second, Lizzie third. Time, 1:41k. Free handicap sweepstakes, mile and one quarter-Bermuda won, Riot second, Stock ton third. Time 2:07. Seven furlongs-Sirocco won, Pearl Set second, Roquefort third. Time, 1;263. Charter Oak Track. HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 27.-The $10,000 stake for 2:20 trotters was won by Nightin gale. Little Albert was quite lame and might have been shut out if Geers, who drove Nightingale, wanted to do it. The time was slow, 2:25ri y. Fred Wilkes won the unfinished'2:25 trot, Carpenter second, Capt. Lyons third, Light ning fourth. 2:27 trot, $2,000-J. B. Richardson won, Walter second, Diamond third, Jean Val ruled out. Beat time. 2:20%. 2:20 pace-Frank Dortchl won, Lady Sher idan second, Thistle third, Chesterfield fourth. Best time, 2:213. Closing Day at Saratoga. SARATOGA, Aug. 27. - To-day's racing closed season at the Saratoga iace track. Weather rainy and cool, track in poor con dition. Five furlongs-Seavort won, Bengal sec ond, Queen third. Time, 1:05. Mile-Mabel Glenn won, Belle of Orange second,.Santa Anna third. Time, 1:46. Two miles-Los Angeles won, India Rub ber second, Vallera third. Time, 3:433. Mile ond three-sixteenthe-Pesara won, Carroll second, Bedfellow third. 'lime 2:073. Seven furlongs-Post odds won, Salvini second, Apollo third. Time 1:33. BASE BALL. The Home Club Mentioned First in the Record Here Printed. LEAGUE CLUBS. Chicago 6, Philadelphia 1. Cincinnati 10, Brooklyn 3, Pittsburg 7, New York . Cleveland 2. Boston. 12. ASSOCIATION CLUBS. Boston 8, Milwaukee 2. Washington 8. St. Louis 10. Baltimore 11, Columbus 2. Athletic 2, Louisville 8. Swimming Races. NYAOx, N. Y., Aug. 27.-A swimming match for the national amateur champion ship this afternoon was won by W. C. John son. of the Manhattan Athletic club, 100 yards, 1:10 3-5. J. B. Whitimore, of St. Louis, won the mile race in 24:11 8-5. Geoloerlsts In Conference. WAsimroTON, Aug. 27.-The first session of the fifth International congress of geolo gists was held to-day, many eminent geolo gists from all parts of the world being present, including representatives of nearly all great soientific institutions of Europe and America. Secretary of the Interior Noble made the address of welcome on be half of his department, which has under its jurisdiction the geological survey. A num ber of addresses were made in response. Blew up at Forty Pounds. EUREKA, Cal., Aug. 27.-A boiler at Ben Dixsen's ship yard exploded this afternoon fatally injuring four persons. A moment before the explosion the gauge registered only forty pounds, making the cause a mys tery. The enline was thrown 600 feet into the bay. One person was blown up on the deck of a vessel in the yard. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Robert R, Ray, late chief justice of the Missouri supreme court, died at Carrolton Wednesday morning. Hie death was the indirect result of la grippe. He lived there since 1830. Near Waldon, Ark., Lewis griffn, a con stable, shot and instantly killed G. W. Far well. The shooting grew out of trouble over the serving of a warrant for attaoh ment by the constable. H. C. Fisher, superintendent of the Mouth ern Express company, of Nashville, Tenn., has received a dispatch stating that three of the GOeorgla train robbers have been capl tared and all confessed. All but $1,500 of the money stolen was reoovered. KNOWS ALL ABOUT PRR A Manufacturer Thereof Gives Testi. mony in the Davis Will Case. The Paper on Which the Will Is Written Is an Old Make. Additional Evidence That at Least One of the Penrose Suspects Was in the Violinity. BUTrT, Aug, 27.-LSpecial.]-In the Davis will case to-day Wm. S. Russell, of Ot tumwa, Iowa, swore he had known J. R. Eddy nine years; knows his writing, and is confident no portion of the will had been written by him. Edward Dickerson. of Springfield, Mass., knew all about writing paper. He had been in the business of manufacturing paper since 1854. He de scribed for an hour the entire process of paper manufacturing, past and present. The witness thought acids and liquids had not been used on the will. The dark spots might have been caused by soot. Water seemed to have been brought in contact with the will. The appearance of age can be produced on paper, but not so as to de celeve a man of experience. It was not possible for this to be a modern paper. Marshall D. Well, of South Evanston, Ill., said he is a lawyer by profession but had given special attention to microscopic work in writing. He had examined the will a number of times and discovered no eviden ces of carbonization. Logwood ink was used in the will, in his opinion, and the same ink in Sconce's signature, the only diference being that the pen had not so much ink on. The witness said he got $50 a day and his expenses. Thomas Glasgow, of Salt Creek township, Iowa, said he met Andrew J. Davis in James Davis' house in 1866. The witness testified that he saw the alleged will soon after it was written. SAW HICKEY PROWLING. Additional Circumstantial Evidence Against a Penrose Suspect. BUTTE, Aug. 27.-[Special.]-One of the witnesses for the prosecution is missing and the Penrose murder trial was to-day postponed until to-morrow in order to give time to find him. Charles E. Fay testified that about nine o'clock on the evening of the murder he saw Hickey prowling around in the rear of Ellmngwood & Reynold's grocery store, where the witness works. The store is situated on West Park street, near Montana, and in the block where the murder was committed. W. R. McComas said that a little after midnight of the night of the murder he heard a pistol shot. Ha rooms on Montana street at the corner of Mercury, one block below the scene of the murder. Hearing the shot he raised the window and looked out. He saw three men running down the street. He could give no description of them. The Sun River Canal. GREAT FALLS, Aug. 27.--[Special.]-The plan of the Sun River Canal and Water company to redeem about 25,000 acres of land lying between Priest's crossing on Sun river and the Missouri valley is fast assuming definite shape, and it is expected that their ditch will be completed and plenty of water at command by the coming irrigating season. Surveyors have run the lines of the ditches on both sides of Sun river from Priest's crossing, apd at the head the commencement of the canal has been made. At the point of departure it is proposed to construct a dam, and the water thus held in the reservoir will furnish power for raising water by means of mammoth pumps to the ditches on each side of the river. When completed the water thus fur nished will be used in the reclamation of thousands of acres of as choice and produc tive lands as could be found In any country on the globe. Water is all that is necessary to make all northern Montana blossom into a veritable garden and support a dense and prosperous population. Great alls Notes. GREAT FALLS, Aug. 27. --[Special.]- A number oftailroad laborers came in from the east yesterday and were taken to Mon arch, where they will assist in the construc tion of the Barker and Neihart branches. Frank Marion. a prominent mining man of Neihart, was married last evening to Miss Bessie Ford, of Azmington, one of Cascade county's most beautiful, young ladles. Judge C. H. Benton and County Attorney Martin returned yesterday afternoon from a hunting and fishing trip to the Belt mountains. Work on the new Fifteenth street bridge will be commenced some time next week, the stone for the piers having been quarried and cut. Institute Instructors. MrsonULr, Aug. 27. - [Speoial.] - The teachers' institute continues to receive large attendance. At yesterday's evening session Dr. Raleigh lectured on Grecian mythology and Prof. J. N. Hamilton on the subject, "Education and the State." The musical features of the evening, under the direction of Prof. Carl Roese, were well received. Mrs. Emma K. Morris is the popular elocu tionist of the convension. A Phlllpsburg Failure. Pnm-rsnvuo, Aug. 27.--[Special.1-D. R. Mclae & Co., a grocery firm doing business here for the past six months, made a gen eral assignment to-day to Angus McIntire for the benefit of all creditors. The assets are, stock $511,000, book accounts $6,600. The liabilities are $6,000. Molntire now has charge of the store. It is thought the creditors will be paid in fall. Among them are a number of Helena firms. A Hahd Crushed. GauAT FALLS, Aug. 27.-[tLpecial.]--This morning Bert Pinney, the 16-year-old son of E. L. Pinney, of the Troy steam laun dry, had his hand caught between two heavy ironing rollers and smashed clear to the wrist before the machinery could be stopped. The fesh is horribly mangled and several of the bones crushed. It is doubtful if the hand can be saved. Dr. Lyman C. Draper, for thirty-five years secretary of the Wisconsin State His torical society, died of paralysis Wednes day, aged 70. NO BATTLE IN CHILI. l The Reported Capture or the Insurgent Army Unfounded. New YToa, Aug. 28.-Cable advices to the Herald from 'Valparaiso, under date of August 27 state that another day has passed and still there has been no decisive battle at Valparaiso, Active operations, so far as fghting is concerned, have been confined to sharp but unimportant skirmishes between scouting parties of Insurgents and Balma ceda's cavalry. While neither army has as yet seen fit to make an attack, the tension is too groeat to last many hours. G(n. Canto, commanding the congressional army, has devoted much time to strengthening his position. The country between Vina del Mar and Quillota is practically in his power and such cavalry as he has kept constantly on the move through that territory bring ing in supplies for the army, drumming up recruits wherever possible and har rassaing the possessions of prominent government supporters. Balmaceda has strengthened the fortifications about this city Until they are well nigh impregnable. Rebel cruisers a e hovering about the en- trance to the harbor, but show no disposi tion to come in and risk an attack from the torpedo cruisers. iPREMATURE REPORI. Iladnaceda's Partisans Announcaee a Vic tory Before It Is Achieved. WASniroToN, Aug. 27.-Senor Lazacano, the Ohilian minister at Washington, to-day received a cablegram dated Valparaiso,Aug. 26, from M. M. Aldnnate, minister of for eign affairs, saying that on th% 25th the insurgent army was completely defeated in Vino del Mar. A division of the Chilian government army cut off their retreat to the ships and obliged them to surrender unconditionally. All the country, the dis patch adds, applauds the valor and skill of the government army. "The war is over," said Senor Lazacano, thL Chilian minister, commenting on the cable dispatch received from the Chilian foreign minister. "The war began more than six months ago," he explained, "and the insurgents led by Col. Canto. who had been dismissed from the Chilian army, succeeded is securing the Chilian navy and on this account have been able until now to maintain their army. The Chilian government had no navy, and because of this disadvantage, had been unable to hem in the insurgents. Had we ships," said Senior Lazacano, (tracing the positions of the government and the insurgent forces on a rough map he had drawn so as more explicitly to ex plain himself), we would have succeeded long ago." The minister sent a number of telegrams this morning spreading far and wide the glad tidings of the reported victory of the Chilian government. The dispatch received here by the Chilian minister announcing the defeat of the Chil ians at Vino del Mar was shown to Foster, the insurgent I epresentative, this morning, and that gentleman was asked if he had any thing from his party. He replied that he received the following cablegram from their agent late last night: "Notices inspired by the dictator's agents in Lima are absolutely without authorization." This, Foster said, probably referred to the reported defeat of "I do not say the dispatch received by the Chilian minister is not correct." he continued,."but I think in case the battle fought JA the-25th was won by Balmaceda he would not have delayed so long in spreading the news." Late to-night the congressional minister of foreign affairs, Errazuriz, at Iquique. sent a cable dispatch to Mr. Montt, Chilian congressional envoy here, stating that the news circulated in this country to the effect that the insurgents had been defeated in the recent battle near Valparaiso was en tirely false. IN THE NORTH SEA. Commissioners Investlrating the Seal Problemn-The Seal Catch. SAN FaANreSCO, Aug. 27.-The Chronicle's i Ounalaska advices note the departure of the United Statos commissioners from Alaska waters, and state that the British commis sioners before leaving, intended visiting islands,north of the Pribylof group, their object being to ascertain as nearly as possi ble the range of fur seal in Bering sea. The advices state the nersistence with which the English Commission is seeking information leads - to the belief that an effort will be made to break down the theory advanced by American authorities, that the Pribylof uronp is the home of the seal and that the animal belongs more to land than to sea. A list of sixty-one vessels and their catch to August 10, is given. The number of seals caught was 27,000. Twenty-four British and eight American vessels had not o been boarded up to that time, and their catch has not been ascertained. The cor respondent says the sealers concede that this number does not represent more than 62 per cent. of the total number of seals destroyed up to date this season. This One Got Away. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27.-At to-day's ses sion of the Patriotic Order Sons of America the color question was again up under the guise of resolutions offered by the Pennsyl vania delegates that a two-thirds vote shall be necessary to amqnd the constitution. This proposition, howtver, was, after long and hot debate, defeated by the sanle vote as yesterday,thns settling in the negative for another year the question of the ad mittance of colored members. The Penn sylvania members then put into execution their threat of using the power of their large representation to select the next place of meeting, and elect officers pledging themselves. The next meeting will be held at Lebanon, Pa., on the third Tuesday in Feptember, Clarence F. Huth, of Pennsvl vania, was elected national president, John Williams, of Colorado, vice-president. All offlaers save one are Penusylvanians. The report of the committee on ritual, in favor of adopting one degree instead of three, was agreed to. The Press Association. The Montana Press association will meet at Butte on Thursday, September 3, at two o'clock. A banquet will be given the same evening by the members of the Butte Preas club. The next day will be spent in execu tive session and in seeing the city, when at 4::30 the members will depart for Salt Lake, where they will spend Saturday and Sun day, returning if possible Sunday night. About seventy people, composed of active newspaper men of this state and their wives and daughters, will take advantage of the courtesy of the Union Pacific offered by this excursion. In HSonor of I. 5 yde. The Commercial club gave a dinner at the Helena hotel last night in honor of President Hyde, of the Equitable Life As surance company, of New York. The in vited guest were T. G. Power, J. M. White. T. H. Burke and Duncan T. Hunter, and the members of the club present were A. J. Seligmlan, president; E. W. Knight, C. W. Cannon, C. K. Wells, N. Kessler, R. H. Flord-Jones, C. K. Cole, R. A. Harlow, Gon. 0. Eaton, D. A, Cory, W. A. Chessman and Win. J. Fuohs, secretary. Oheerful Aesurance. LourevuLrm, Ky., Aug. 27.-The Bremaker, Moore Paper Company assigned today. The assignee save the liabilities ate about $250, 000 and assets about $700,(000. Financial stringency causes inability to meet matu r ing notes and forces the assignment. All debts will be paid in full. WE WINAGAIN. The National Encampment, Sons of Veterans, Will Be Held in Helena. Will Bring Fully Ten Thousand More Visitors to Montana in 1892. The Third National Meeting Se cured in One Short Season by Helena Omaha and Washington Not in the Running With Mon tana's Capital. The Choice Gives Great Satisfaction to Western Men-Tacoma Camp Gener ously Leads the Celebration. MINNEA~OLIr. Aug. 27.-[Special].--The election of officers occupied the time of the sons of veterans to-day. It was, as was expected, a long drawn out battle. The competition for commander-in-chief was intense and the feeling ran high. It was a three cornered fight, with Hale of Michi gao 'Weeks of New York, and McCabe of Massachusetts at the three corners, Each candidate was introduced by some eloquent champion and the war ot ballots commenced. Ballot'after ballot was taken everybody wa still in it. Several dark horses were trotted out, but the hoped for stampede did not materialize, and at the close of the seven teenth ballot there was no choice. At this point McCabe and Hale withdrew and left Weeks to trot over the course alone. They withdrew, they said, purely in the interests of harmony. Hale and McCabe have been unfortunate factorg in the past three elections, having been pitted against each other with a good deal of regularity, and both failing every time of getting the plum. The other officers were elected without trouble. Harry S. Fuller, of Wisconsin, was chosen senior vice com mander, and C. A. IBookwalter, of Minne apolis, junior vice commander in chief. E. D. Morris, of Red Wing, Minn., and Israel Cutler, of Illinois, were elected members of the council in chief. 0. B. Broom, of Day ton, 0., was elected a member of the com mandery in chief. Helena, Mont., was selected as the place for the next encampment. This was a great victory for the western camps, and the event was celebrated in royal styl, in the evening, the Tacoma camp leading off in the festivities. The vote stood: Helena eighty-seven, Omaha thirty-seven, Wash ington eleven. Minneapolis Athletic park was this even ing the scene of the Sons of Veterans com petition drill. It was a decided success although but two camps participated, and proved a feature which visiting young patriots will long remember in connection with their very successful and pleasurable encampment. The camps which entered into competitive drill were Tacoma camp, of Tacoma, Wash., Capt. E. W. Coiner, commanding, and St. Paul a camp No. 1. Each camp had twenty-four men in line. Each camp was given forty five minutes time and eighty-three different movements. If the time ailotted was not all occupied with these movements the camp was allowed to fill out time with anv movements which the commanding officer should designate. The Tacoma camp completed the eighty three movements in less than forty-five 1 minutes and then they indulged in some Sfavorite movements. The young men from the far northwest made a splendid showing. As they marched into place about 8:30 o'clock, they were greeted with a very friendly demonstration. 'Ihe camp's per formance in the manual of arms was ex cellent. It was in this respect where they outdid their St. Paul brothers, but the latter certainly exceeded in nearly all foot movements. Their wheeling movements, and especially their wheeling into line, were marked by correctness which comes only from most painstaking practice. The loading and firing of the Tacomaites was very neatly done. When they left the field I they received an ovation. It was the com mon verdict then that St. Paul camp would have to do some great drilling to be win ner. The decision of the judges will be rendered to-day. It is rather common opinion, however, that Tacoma will capture the $350, first prize. Rejoicing in Helena. There was great rejoicing in this city last evening when it was announced on the bulletins that Helena had captured another big convention. All citizens stopped talk. ing about the races and circus for a t mi and joined in congratulating each other over the victory. It is not yet known how many delegates will be present or what the irogrammes will be. but there is no doubt that Helena will be well able to take care of all who come. Leaders of a Forlorn Hope. OC.AN Crnv, Md., Aug. 27.-Col. William C. Vannert, of Kont conuty, was nominated for governor to-day by the republicans; Capt. J. McDonald, for comptroller; George L. Sharp, for attorney general; Enoch B. Abell, for clerk of the court of appeals. The platform endorses the Fifty-first con gress, Harrison's administration, and the "brilliant diplomacy of the depa:tment of state." It condemns "cheap silver dollars" that cheat the laborer of his wages and the farmer of his values; charges the state de mooraoy with plunder of the state treasury; opposes the leasing of the oyster grounds, and demands the repeal of the state regis tration law and the purification of primary elections. Not luaulmous. CLVaL.AWn. O., Aug. 27.-The Union Vet erans' union delegates had a street parade this morning and this afternoon a picnic was held at Forest City park. The Wom ens Relief union held a strong session this morning at which Mary C. Bloomer, of Illinois was elected president. A few votes had been cast for Miss Eldorado HIallett, of Bloom ington, Ill., for that office, and when the motion was made that Miss Bloomer's eleo tion he made unanimous Miss Halloet spoke against it. Upon her refusal to taket her seat she was ejected from the hall. CROOKED METHO DS. Theoe Enploved by Keystone Bank Oft lails to Deceive Drew, PJ.'rLAngr.PrirA, Aug. 27. - Ex-Assistant Cashier Charles Lawrence, of the Keystone bank, now serving a seven years' term for complicity in wrecking the bank, has writ ten a statement of the methods used to de olive ex-Bank Examiner Drew. Theletter, which bears date of Aug. 5, and is addressed to Col, William P. Drew, is in the form of a confession. Lawrence says that in the first place every means possible was used to swell the assets and diminish the liabilities of the bank. This was done by no regular method, but by plans suggested by the opportunity. Individual ledgers were altered at least twice a year about the time Drew was ex pected. Sometimes whole pages were ab stracted, false balances made by altering pencil figures, large balances decreased and over balances wiped out, and false credits posted to over drawn accounts, so that the examiner's attention would not be drawn to the ledger more minutely; sometimes false checks were posted to an account having a large balance, so as to reduce liabilities. This was done to the extent of about $500,000. Money owed the cash drawer was replaced, sometimes by means of a due bill taken from the back of the due bill book, sometimes by meansof a certificate of deposit, or the president obtaining a loan. Bills discounted were swelled by the introduction of fictitious notes. These were intended both to swell the assets and take the lace of other bills discounted which it was thought best not to let the examiner see lest it excite his sus picion. Lawrence, after giving the above and expressing inability to go into details, the above being but a mere outline of the methods, states that his share in the decep tion was not done with the petty desire to deceive Drew, but to carry out the instruo. tions of his superior oflicers WARDEN M'TAGUE'S REPLY. He Says the Penitentiary Is Always Open For Examination. Tom. McTague, warden of the Deer Lodge penitentiary, was shown an article in the Journal of Wednesday reflecting on the management of the penitentiary and giving an ex-convict's statement that terri ble abnuses were existing. Mr. MoTague said: "All statements that the manage. ment at the penitentiary is bad, that con victs are badly treated or that abusee exist are absolutely false. I am surprised that an editor should give notice to the state ment of a convict without endeavoring to find out the other side of the story. We court the fullest and most open examina tion of the penitentiary at any time by any intelligent person. The state authorities make an examination as part of their regular duties and are satisfied, and we are more than willing to give other people an opportunity to do the same. I have visited all the prisons of the east during the last ten years and I pledge my word that in nonu are the convicts better cared for than in Deer Lodge. CHICKEN THIEVES AT WORK. Watch Your Hen Boosts or You Will Be a Loser. From the complaints made there is a well organized gang of chicken thieves operating ili Helena. About ten days ago an old woman living at the head of Lawrence street had seventy-six chickens stolen one night, and on Wednesday night the thieves took all of Fred Sass' chickens. Mr. Bass lives in the Broadwater addition. The method of operating seems to require the use of a blanket, as in the first case two horse blankets found in the stable were taken, and a neighbor of Basa also lost a blanket the night his chickens were stoled. The gang must be expert as no noise was heard by either of the parties robbed. Grinding of the Organ. Dvnut-, Aug. 27.-A stormy meeting of the shareholders of the Freeman's Journal was held to-day. Hot words were exchanged between F. Dwyer Gray, son of the founder of the paper, who was desirous that it should no longer support Parnell, and the present board of directors, who overruled Gray. Finally a vote of censure on the di rectors passed by a large majority. The paper will appear to-morrow as a Parnellite organ, but thereafter will be published in the interest of the nationalists. The office is now guarded by the police. Between Two Fires. NEW Yoax, Aug. 27.-A cablegram was re ceived to-day by Chilian Consul Flint from Valparaiso saying the insurgents had been out off from the vessels and are between the divisions of the army, which is being rep-, idly augmented. The expected defeat of the insurgent army will result in bringing the revolution to a close, although the tleet could retire to the north and continue the rebellion, as the government could not reach them until the new cruisers arrive from Europe. The Fight Did Not Come Ot. The expected glove fight between Ike Hayes and the Black Pearl did not come off at the armory last night. Governor Toole put his foot down on that arrangement very firmly and ordered that the armory should not be opened for any purpose last night. The sheriff also threatened to stop any mill. It wasiinally decided to have the affair come off to-m"iht, but the one be tween the Black Pearl and Hayes will be for scientific points only and with six ounce gloves. Lottery Sharks Arrested. NEw OnLEANS. La., Aug. 27.-Paul Con rad, president, and a number of officers and employee of the Louisiana State Lottery, were today held in $.5'0 for hearing ont tte e'arge of violating the anti-lottery pohtal iaw by causing to be mailed circulars oult tatinlng a report of the decision of the state supreme court on the lottery revenue ease. Ttoe postoffioe department decided that it was an advertisement of the lottery. Ninety Miles an lIour. I'rLADELtHIrA, Aug. 27.-A mile in 39 4-5 seconds, or at the rat, of ninety miles per hour, is the fastest run ever made by a railroad train. This unparalleled feat was accomplished to-day on the Bound Brook road, between Neshaminy Falls and Langhorn, by e.gine No. 206, drawing two ordinary coaches and Presitdent McLean's private car. The fastest ten miles were made at an average of 45 seconds per mile. The Lead Trust. NEw Yotut, Aug. 27.-The threatened op position did not develops at the special meeting of the lead trust stockholders to. day. The proposed plan of reorlganiation was adopted practically without dissent. Under this plan the trust will be organised under the laws of New York, and the cap ital stock will be scaled down to one-third the present amount. Native Born Chinamen. WAsmsoTro, Aug. 27.-The secretary of the treasury decided that Bong Chong HoD and Hop Lee Hop, two Chinese boys, seven. teen and fifteen years, who alleged that they were born in terxas, and subsequently visitea Canton, China, are not debarred from returning to the United States it they produce satisfactory evidence that they wets born in this 0ountry.