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VOL. XXXL.--NO - b. LENA. MONTANA. FRIDAY MORNING, 8EPTEMBER 4, 1891 PRICE FIVE CNTS OY WILKES THE CHIEF. The World's Record for Pacing Stal. lions Broke at the Decatur Meeting. It Was an Exhibition Trial With a Rmnning Mate and the Time Now In 2:14yj. nte Flyers at Philadelphia, Eheepshead nay aed on Other Tracks-Bosteo dly BSeaten by Chicago. DaLTOWI, Ille., Sept. 8.-The world's record for pacing stallions was broke to day at the fall meeting of the Decatur Trotting association, by Roy Wilkes. The time by quarters was :82%. 82%, 84%; for the mile, 2:14%. The exkibltion was made with a running matt, the driver being L. H. Davies, the owner of Roy Wilkes. Races at Sheepshead. SHnRsPBlAD BAT, Sept. 8.-Weather cool, track fast. Futurity course-Caee Jay Jay won, Rio Grande second, Take Back third. Time, 1:12. Five and one-half furlongs-King Cad. mus won. Gulinda second, Silver Fox third. Time, 1:09 2-5. One mile and three-lixteenths-Latosca won, Homer second, Bermuda third. Time, 2:08. Mile and a half-Demuth won, Frontenao second, Firenzi third. Time, 2:37 2-5. One mile and three-eixteenths-Longford won, Sir John second, Abi third. Time, 2:08 2-5. Seyen furlongs-Watterson won, Wood cutter second, St. Charles third. Time, 1:80 2-5 Races at Clnulnnatt. CnexwrnATr, O., Sept. 8.-Track fast. Two races were run in a light shower. Mile and twenty yards-Alfred K. won, Nellie Whitaker second, Radcliffe third. Time, 1:46. One mile-Tenor won, Hopeful second, Corinne Kinney third. Time, 1:43%. Handicap. mile and one-eighth--Eli won, Business second, Ed Hopper third. Time, 1:57%. Five furlongs-Lilian Beatrice won, Chief Justice second, Hispania third. Time, 1:02M. Five furlongs-Tillie S. won, Penniless second, Dixie V. third. Time, 1:04%. Five furlongs-John Winkle won, Hanger second, Orrville third. Time, 1:04%. Rases at Philadelphia. PRImADELPIA, Sept. 8.-2:26 clas-s4red B. Wilkes won in three straight heats, Cap tain Lyons second, Barclay third, Fasolna tion fourth. Beet time, 2:20%. Foals of 1887-Olivia won, Queen of Up land second, Greenlander Boy third, Fall Prince fourth. Best time, 2:24. Foals of 1888, best two in three-Position won, Lizzie Betz second. Lida Wilkes third, Octo distanced. Beet time, 2:24%. Foalsof 1889, best two in three-Bermuda Boy won, Captain second, Originia third, Hildeburn fourth. Beet time, 2:29%. 2:18 clases-Mies Alice won in three heats, Walter S. second, J. H. Richardson third, Henrietta fourth. Best time, 2:173. Garfield Park Ranes. CHICAGoo, Sept. 3.-Garfield track slow. Six furlongs-Carmen won, Hominy Bill second, Valci third. Time, 1:17%. One mile and one-sixteenth-St. Albans won, Martin Russell second, Get-away, third. Time, 1:51. One mile and one-eighth-Aloha won, Loranzo second, Mary Sue third. Time, 1:58%. Five furlongs-Addle won, Tom Elliot second, Mamie L third. Time, 1.02%. One mile-Ida Pickwick won, Grandpa second, Bob L third. Time, 1:45%. Six furlongs-Gov. Rose won, One Dime second, ithaca third. Time, 1:16%. On the Hawthorne Track. CHICAGo, Sept. 3.-Half a mile--Emarine won, Arthur Davis second, Harry Lyman third. Time, :5234. Six furlongs--Queenie Trowbridge won, Ivanhoe second. Rouser third. Time, :17k. Six furlongs-Maggie B. won, Mend B. second, Benjamin third. Time. 1:183. One mile and one-nixteenth-Gilford won, Ormonde second, Dungarven third. Time, 1:51}4. Handicap, hurdle, one mile and three sixteenthe-Longstreet won, Montgomery second, Winslow third. Time, 2:15. Races at Kansas City. KA.sAs CITY, Mo., Sept. .--Track fast. Guy and Telegram ran a dead heat in the fourth heat of the 2:15 pace. 2:26 trot, $800-Androw Allison won, Bon. Die Mack second, Mikegan third, Kentucky Russell fourth. Best time, 2:211. 2:15 race, $1,000-Guy won, 'Telegram second, Major Wonder third, Northwest drawn. Best time, 2:15. 2:30 trot, $800-Snowden won three straight heats, Maud F. second, Maid third, Boniface fourth. Best time, 2:23%. rittsbnrg Phil's Big Winning. New YoRK, Sept. .--It is asserted in sporting circles that G. E. Smith, better known as "Pittsburg Phil," whose colt, King Cadmus, won the Sapphire stakes at Sheepahead bay to-day, is from $75,000 to $100,000 richer than he was yesterday. He bet $5,000 in the ring here, $2,000 in New York and $2,000 between she pool rooms in Baltimore and Washington. He got all the way from 80 to 8 for 1 for his money here ana in the southern ipool rooms. Sold Alturas. CIclAoo, Sept. 3.- Theodore Wikers, the well known California turfman, has sold the chestnut colt Alturas to L. P. Sharkey for $3,750. BASE BALL. The Home Club Mentioned First in the Record Here Printed. LEAOUS Or.UBe. Cincinnati 8, Philadelphia 18. Cleveland 4, New York 7. Chicago 10, Boston 1. ARSOCIAIION CLUBS. Boston 2, Columbus 8. Washington 3, Louisville 12; second game, Washington 15, Louisville 5. Baltimore 7, Milwaukee 1. Athletics 6, St. Louil 8. In Memory of Illinolis' Sons. GaTTrrsnno, Pa., Sept, 8.-Illinois to-day dedicated her handsome monument, that marks the position held by her soldier sons on the terrible first day of July, 1868, with approbriate ceremonies. An Aged Murderer. MA.s'rsLn, 0., Sept. 3.-As the result of a family quarrel to-day, Nicholas Webber, aged 70, shot and wounded his son-in-law, Phillip Bublman, then fired seven bullets Into his own head. THE TROOPS IN MOTION. All Euarope Is Watehllng the Autumn Man euvers of the Great Powers, LoDwoN, Sept. 8.-In France, in Alance Lorraine and in Austria immense bodies of troops were set in motion to-day, this be ing the date fixed for the long contem plated army" maneuvers of France, Ger. many and Austria. In view of the heated war talk, these military movements are be ing watched with the most feverish atten tion by military men and the diplomats of Europe. Suspiolons of LZeopold. Paurs, Sept. 8.-Some newspapers of this city recall portions of the late Emperor Frederick's diary, which Bismarek tried to suppress, revealing King Leopold's congrat ulations to Emperor William on the victory at Sedan, and later King Leopold's intrigue with Bismarok and 'ihiers to get hiainelf made king of combined France and Bel gium. The object of the rerinder is to persuade De D reyinet to keep a strong force within easy distance of the Meuse, on the ground that King Leopold is still inclined to violate the neutrality of Bel gium in the interests of Germany. Leoair believes a secret entente to that end exists between Emperor William and King Leopold, but that the latter has berd compelled to be prudent since the Gefleken revelatione. Remarkable Medical Discovery. BERLIN, Sept. 8.-While conducting ex periments with a view of determining how weak a solution of cocaine would prove ef ficaoions as a local anaesthetio, Dr. E. C. Sleigh, of this city, made rather a remarka ble discovery. He found that a simple water injection under the skin with a syr inge reaider the flesh at that point insen sible to pain, and the effect of water is to create a slight swelling, resembling that caused by the sting of a anat. The space marked by the swelling remains insensible to pain for some minutes, so that incisions can be made wthout causing the slightest pain. Russia Raising Money. ST. PTrransuna, Sept. 8.-The minister of finance has already availed himself of the ukase and putin circulation two issues eaoh of 25,000,000 of paper roubles. It is rumored he intends to make a further issue of 50,000,000, guaranteed by gold in the state bank. A persistent rumor is current that a hich duty will be placed on white wheat. The Novoe Vremyl Vremyn de mands that the government interdict the exportation of bread, the Jews having availed themselves of a teoohnical omission in the rye ukase to export rye loaves. The American fHog Goes. BExLIN, Sept. 8.-The Reichesgesetzblatt publishes an order to the effect that the prohibition of the importation of swine, pork and sausages of American origin shall no longer be enforced when such live hogs or hog products are furnished with offioial certifioates, stating that they have been examined in accordance with the American regulations and found free from qualities dangerous to health. The chandellor has sent instructions to the proper offiioals that orders be given immediately to that effect. That Agreement With Russia. OoNSTANTINoPLE, Sept. 8.--It .i semi officially announced that Turkey's agree ment with Russia arising out of the Mos cow incident will not affect existing treaties. The announcement was made to-day that the sultan has dismissed the grand vizier and the president of the council, Kiamil Pasha. Djevad Pasha, governor of Crete, succeeds him. Six members of the cabinet have also been dismissed. William and Joseph to Review the Troops. VIENNA. Sept. 8.-Emperor William of Germany, accompanied by Chancellor Von Caprivi, this morning met Emperior Fran cis Joseph, of Austria, who was accom panied by the king of Saxony. They pro needed on horseback to the headquarters at Gopfritz, of the Austrian army engaged in Smaneuvrea. Buying for the Benefit of France. LoNDno, Sept, 8.-The Paris correspond ent of the Times says Russia has purchased as many of the Suez canal bonds as could a be procured, in order to acquire an influ ence at the company's meetings so as at an opportune moment to turn the scale in fa ,n. of the 1rtrnnh rovernment. SBccessful Gun Test. SANDY l0ooK, N. J., Sept. 8.-Offcials of the United States government have tested another twelve-inch, breech-loading steel mortar. With a charge of fifty-one pounds of powder a four and one-half inch solid steel plate, set into the sand at an angle of 65 degrees, 165 feet from the mortar, was smashed into fragments. The projec tile, which was made at the Bethlehem, l'a., works, for the purpose of testing the pierc ing qualities, weighed 625 pounds and was split almost in half. The point was smashed fiat. The test proved that a shell from the mortar could penetrate the deck armor of any war vessel afloat at a distance of six miles. The velooity of the projectile fired to-day was 875 feet a second. The mortars are manufactured at the Water ville, Vt., arsenal. Tennessee's Convict Labor System. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 3.-The senate did practically nothing to-day. In the house a resolution declaring the legislature powerless to abrogate the present lease of convicts was adopted after an exciting de bate. Another reaolution was also adopted, after a long and hented debate, callina for an investigation of the conduct of State Llbor Commis sioner Ford and Representative Alleman, at 4::iceville, asserting they were in a measure responsible for the trouble, as they aided and abreted the miners by pub lie speeches and othoerwie. Representative Alleman took part in the debate over the resolution. The investigation will be made at once. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. There was a very sharp frost yesterday in Iowa which injured vegetation. Tile Independent Order of Foresters' supreme court has decided to hold the next session in Chicago in 18013. The assignment of the Central Market comstany of Chicago is announced, with lial ilitors of $100,000; assets, $805,000. Geo'ge Ellis, aged 10 years, was drowned in Lake Gardner, Mess., yesterday, as was also James Higiins, whd went to his aid. William Allen, who shot and fatally wounded Marshal Myers at Guyton, Ga., Wednesday night, was taken from the ofi cers, chained to a tree and shot to death. The euspension is announced of the Knickerboker Grain and Stook Exchange company, the main ohfice of which is In Albany, N. Y. The concern did a large business in the northern and northwestern sections of New York and in New England. Acting Attorney General Tuft received a telegram from United States Marshal Walker, of the southern district of Alabama saying that a mob of fifty persons haee driven a number of families out of their homes in Chootaw county, Alabama. Most of them fled into Mississippi and left their homes, crops and cattle ungunarded. R, SHEPARL MUST WAIT Commissioners Postpone a Decis. ion on the Matter of Closing the Fair Sundays. Congrees to Be Called Upon to Loan the Exposition Five Million Dollarer C rmonrmatio of the Chiefs of the Hortl tleultural, Machinery and Liberal Arts Departments. CHcAoGo, Sept. 8.-The National Colum. bian commission reassembled at 10 o'clock this morning. A resolution was passed in viting the board of lady managers to be p.esent and sit with the National commie sion during the presentation of the memo rial of the American Sabbath union for closing the exposition on Sundays. The nomination of L. W. Robinson, en gineer in the United States navy, to be chief of the department of machinery, was unan imously confirmed. The members of the Sabbath union and board of lady managers arrived shortly be fore 11:80. Col. Sbephard. as president of the American Sabbath union, presented the memorial of the union praying for the close of the fair on Sunday. He also, as president of the 'Sabbath Ob servanoe committee of the general assem bly of the Presbyterian church, presented the petition of that body to the sameepnd. Several members of the union then made speeches in favor of Sunday closing, among them being Rev. Sylvester Sooville, presi dent of Wooster college, Wooster, Ohic,; Gen. O. O. Howard, Rev. T. A. Fernley, of Philadelphia, and Col. Alexander S. Mait land, of Brookly. Hon. Thos. J. Coffin, of Iowa, representing the Brotherhood of Tla 1 way Trainmen, presented the subject on behalf of that organization, and the wage earners in general. Rev. Francis Patton, president of Princeton university, then presented the question from the biblical point of view. Mrs. R. L. Carse presented a petition from 10,000 members of the W. C. T.U. On reassembling it was announced that action on the Sunday closing question would be deferred until the local directors have made their Inles and submitted them to the com mission for approval. After a skirmish. the report of the committee on classifida tion was adopted. It establishes, practi cally without a single change, the plan of classilceation arranged by Vice-President De Young. The report of the amditing com mittee also passed muster. The considera tion of a $5,000,000 loan by the government was called up as a special order, and D: Young offered a resolution referring the whole subject to the judiciary committee, with inst uotions to report in fn vor of accepting the loan. Com missioner McKenzie, of Kentucky, argued against the sudden proposal to the countr . to lend the fair such a large sum, and wanted it postponed until the April meeting. DeYoung then amended by leaving the com mittee to report according to their own dis cretion. An adjournment was then taken until to-morrow, and to-nightthe judiciary committee met and promptly agreed upon a report endorsing the appeal of the Chicago directors to congress for the loan of the sum named, the government to take as se curity a lien upon the first receipts of th( exposition. The local directory to-dal fo mally confirmed the nominations of J, M. Samuels, of Kentucky. as chief of the horticultural department; L. W. Robinson. of the United States navy, to be chief ol machinery, and H. S. Peabody, of Illinois. chief of the department of liberal arts They have already been confirmed by thb board of national control, and are now dul3 appointed. Why People Get Harried. Though it is very common to reproach old bachelors with their celibacy, says London Tit-Bite, and to pity old maids as if single blessedness were a misfortuno, yet many married people have seen fit to offer apolo gies for having entered into what some profane wag has called the "holy bands of pad-look." One man says he got married to get a housekeeper, another to get'rid of bad company. Many women declare they got married for the sake of a home; few acknowledge that their motive was to get a husband. Goethe averred that he got married in order to be "respectable." John Wilkes said he took a wife "to please his friends." Wycherly, who espoused his housemaid, said he did it to "spite his relations." A widow who married a second husband said she wanted somebody to condole with her for the loss of her first. Another, be canse she thought a wedding would "amuse the children." Another, to get rid of inces sant importunity from a crowd of suitors. Old maids who get married invariably as sure their friends that they thought they could be "more useful" as wives than as spinsters. Nevertheless Quilp gives it as his opinion that nine-tenths of all persons who marry, whether widows or widowers, spinsters or baohelors, do so for the sake of getting married. Sons of Veterans. The order of the Bone of Veterans was brought into existence in 1881, and the present is consequently the "wooden" an niversary. In 1883 there was a secession of about thirty camps from the original so ciety, which joined the Sons of Veterans of the United States of America, which was organized by Major A. P. Davis, of Pitte burg, Pa. The two national organizations were consolidated in 1886. From that time until the present the growth of the order has been very rapid. There are now 4,000 camps and 150,000 members. The camps cover every state in the union, even in the heart of the south. There is a camp in Key West and one in Alaska. The order has already commenced the subjugation of Canada by placing its banner on that soil and a camp has beenorganized in Montreal. The order is a semi-military one and about one-half of its members are enrolled in armed camps. It does a good work in ar renging for Memorial day exercises nund other patriotio events, thereby teachitng and enconuaging patriotism. Its membership is not entirely made up of young men for in its ranks are some of the ablest men in the country. Trsain Itobbers on tile Retreat. ST. Louts, Sept. .L-A special to the Re public from the Sae and Fox agency, Indian Territory, says: "Calton brothers, the Inoto rious train robbers, were seen in the lower path of thisreservation this morning. They were probably macking for their fastoess ini the Creek mountains. No deputy marshals or posses were in pursuit." )Damaged by Frost. Mrtmw.corrs, Sept. .--Reports received from various points in Iowa, Minnesota and the Dakotas report heavy frost last night, doing much damage to corn and vegetables. Wheat is all safely out of the way, )EWS FROM THE ORIENT. $ lriseNo Otelaie Not Antleus to Puaish the Men Who Murdered Woreigners. SAW FatNrlsoo, Sept, &8-The steamship saelio arrived to-day from Hong Kong and Yokohama. A Wtlohong oorrespondent says the patienee of the foreign population s nearly exhausted at the tardiness shown by the Ohinese officials in punishing the perpetrators of the Wasueh outrages. A few have been exeonted and some others sente hoed to imprisonment for life. A new '3 depoty prefect hasbeen appointed known to be flendly to foreigners, and the arrest of malefaotors is looked for. The oorre spondent says one of the prominent ofi. olals of Shanhai wasee implicated in the issue of incendiary. placarda which caused the uprisinr a the time of the murder of r Custom Offioer Green and-the misionary agent on June 3. The head mandarin re fused to seed a single man to quell the riot. After the arrest and execution of two murderers subordinate officials professed to consider the epee closed except as to a money reparation, but after strenuous represontktions by foreigners higher offi clais ponsnted' to reopen the case. « Fifty-four days after the riot notiees were s posted for the first time offering rewards for information concerning the rioters. The incendiary placard has freqag tly been brought to the attention of the tnthrities prior to the rioting, but at no titnl'ha any I one beef punished for issuing them. Several prominent Chinese bankers at t Amoy have failed since the suepPaloi, of Yia. Yianp Chinao The liabilities of the money changers affected is between two and three hundred thousand taeel, but there is no estimate of the amount for which the broken banks are liable. Out side the south gate of Nan King the loeente are piled three to four inehes deep and o~fi dials have offered prayers in the temple for a the succor of the orop, and steps are being i taken to exterminate the pests. Reports concerning the typhoon oS July 18 are com ing in slowly, but it is known that great damage was done to property. The loss of life so far as known, will not exceed four or five. The beach at Yaumati is strewn with wreckage, over fifty junks being de atroyed. The British gunboat Tweed was blown from her anchorage, smashed against a wall of the naval yard and partially sunk, one sailor being drowned. Japanese advises state in consequence of heavy rains early in August, the rivers over flowed and a number of towns were badly flooded. Japanese native papers still com ment severely on the fact that the salaries of cabinet ministers have not been reduced in the same manner as other officials, and it now appears that the ministers have also had an allowance of about $100,000 per year from the emperor's privy purse. The Japanese consul at Shanghai reports that cholera has broken out at Soo Choo, and one ease is reported in Yokohama. THE TOWN IN RUINS. Halfrof The Dalles Was Wiped Out by Wednesday's Fire. Tai. DALLES, Sept. 3.-As a result of yes terday's file the town from Main street west is in ruins. The burnt district comprises the best portion of the town and covers about 17 blocks. A change in the direction of the wind is all that saved the business portion of the town from being completely wiped out. The heaviest losses are as fol lows; . Vogt & Coon, opera house block and Third regimentermory, $285,000; Nicholson & Co,'bick building and warehouse, sta tonery and jewelry, $50,000: M. K. Wingate & Co., general merchandise, $40,000; E. P. Fitzgerald, store and residence, $40,000. Total loss, $491,000. Not less than one thousand people are housoless. Eighteen blocks were totally consumed, including five or six hundred residences. Had the high wind continued which prevailed during the early stage of .the conflagration the entire city would have been destroyed. Fortunately two !hotels were saved and these furnished shol ter last night for a hundred whom the lire tad rendered homeless. Others found lodg rng in the houses of their more fortunate neighbors and the rest spent the night on the beach keeping watch over what little they had rescued from the flames. It is impossible now to make a careful estimate of the amount of insurance on the de stroyed property. Many of the losers are badly crippled, while others are ruined financially. The losses will aggregate fully $665.000, and it is not thought the insurance exceeds $275,000. BEET SUGAR BUSINESS. The California Factories Have Already Begun to Manufacture. WASBINOTON, Sept. 3.-The first hundred pounds of sugar made under the sugar bounty olause of the MoKinley bill was shipped Aug. 24 from Chino, California, to Commissioner of Internal RBvenue Mason. It is expected to reach Washington in a few days. The sugar inspector for California reports that the Chino Valley Beet Sugas company began the production of beet sugar Aug. 24. It has planted 2,500 acres of beets and expects to produce 5,000.000 pounds of sugar. The inspector also re ports the Western Beet Sugar company, of Watsonville, California, will begin produc tion Se1pt. 7, and expects to produce 8.000. 000 pounds of sugar. The Alameda Sugar Co., of Alamed:, California, will also begin operations shortly and estimates its pro duction at 2,000,000 pounds. The sugar inspector for Kansas reports that the Park euton Sorghum Sugar company, of Fort Scott, began operations Aug. 28, but has not yet made sugar. The company at Medicine Lodge also began operations. All reports received at the bureau indicate that the production of surar from beets. sorghum, maple srnmp and cane will be up to the original estimates of the producers, under which the bounty was estimated at about $10,500,000 per year. Rusk Has a Market for Corn. WASHINOTON. Sept. 8.-Secretary BRusk to day received official notice that the German government had raised the embargo on American pork. An agreement was signed at Cape May ten days ago, but at the re quest of the German government the fact was withheld from the public press until official action could be taken by the home government. The agreement not only pro vides for the adhiittanea of our cork into Germany, but also affords to the United States the same schedule with reference to our farm products as that enjoyed by ltue Sial. Sogretary Rusk is confident that he will soon be able to extend our market for corn by introducing it into Germany for use as an article of food in the place of rye, the crop of which in Germany is this year exceedingly short. To this end he has in structed his corn agent, Col. C. J. Murrphy, now in Europe, to proceed at once to Berlin and lay the matter before the German gov ernment, Its Power Is Blroken. WAsusinoTro, Sept. 8. .-Postoflmee Inspec tor Maynard, of the New Orleans district. reporting on the lottery cases, says he thinkts the power of the Louisiana com Ipany is broken, and the business is reduced to such a point that, although they adver tise a capital prize of $.00,000, yet they tido not now sell more than half of any ticket, so It is impossible for the full capital prize to be drawn. Emlbessled Fifteen Dollars. ClavaLeANn, 0., Sept. 8.-David Douglass, township treasurer at Younstown, 0., wes arrested to-night on the charge of embes element, it having been discovered that he was $15 short In his aeouonts. ShOUTED FOR GROVEi, F Pennsylvania Democrats in Conven tion Assembled Indicate Their Presidential Choice. The Platform Adopted Denounces Quay and Calls for a Clean State Government. New Tork Prohibitionists Nominate a Full State Ticket and Declare for the bllver Dollar. HA.tcau.no, Pa., Sept. 8.-At 10:80 this morning the Democratic State convention was called to order. Four hundred and sixty-one delegates were present. H. Wil lis Bland, of Reading, was chosen tempo rary chairman. In his speech Bland said never before did the public so deeply feel the neeessity for a change in the adminis tration of public affairs. Never before was the feeling so strong that the ticket put in nomination to-day will be overwhelmingly elected. "The campaign," he declared, "will be fought on local issues, not on na tional. Nobody doubts that the people of Pennsylvania love the teachings of their prophet, Grover Cleveland, [Trem6ndous applause.] His defeat in the last campaign I has been more glorious to him than any victory would have been, for no thinking man can help feeling that the lessons taught in the democratic victories all over r the country since his defeat a are a tribute to the gran deur of Grover Cleveland and the principles he so nobly represented. [Applause.] But we are not going into national issues. It is our duty to the people that we turn out the republican vampires who are prostituting the public offioes all over the state." The committee on permanent organiza Stion reported in favor of George W. Skin I ner, of Fulton county, for permanent chair man. He mademan address, in the course of which he said: "We are assembled here to e day, I take it, not for the purpose of giving t expression to our individual views upon na d tional candidates and questions and a na tional policy, but as representatives of that class of citizens of the state whose hands are unchackled by bossism, and whose man hood must ever rise high above the arts and y practices of the mere selfish politician, and who now say to us that if we shall deliver ourselves with wisdom to-day and boldly it confront the deep and grievous wrongs ex 5s isting in high places in the government of .e the state, that the candidates of our choice to-day shall receive their cordial endorse ment and support." is The platform renews the pledges of devo 3 tion to the principles of those of 1884 and I- 1888 and continues: "We are in favor of d an honest, economical administration of *n affairs: of limiting expenses and reducing r- expenses to meet the actual necessities of be the government; of sound and stable our rency bashd on gold and silver coined and 0. circulated in such proportions as will keep them on a parity; of reform end revision of e the tariff; of liberal but just pension laws lv and of all well considered legislation tend d ing to increase the reward and lighten the id turdens of labor." . The repunblican auditor general is ar raigned and condemned "for permitting Bardsley to embezzle a million and a half of state taxes, for permitting Bardeley to embezzle $360,000 state license money, for conspiding with Bardeley to appoint cor rupt mercantile appraisers who abused their office for private advantage and robbed the state of its just revenue, for having conspired with Bardeley to specan late in public advertising, and receiving bribes from publishers. The republican state treasurer is arraigned and condemned for wilfully and knowing permitting Bards ley to retain in his possession over a million dollars collected for, and owing to the commonwealth, by reason of which de relection a large part of the money has been lost to the people; for having con spired with Bardsley to secure to him the paymeont of $425,000 public school funds in advance of the usual time, and when Bardslev was already known to the treas urer to be a defaulter for over half a mil lion. The republican treasu:er and aud itor general are jointly condemned for hav ing conspired to pay Bardsley, Dec. 30, last, $150,000 ostensably on account of Phila delohia county's share of the personal property tax, but before that tax had been paid in. and then Bar dsley was a defaulter. The republican party is condemned for having fostered, encouraged, protected and continued a reckless system of official spec ulation with public moneys, whereby the stato and city treasuers hava enriched themselves, corrupted public morals and robbed the taxpayers- The platform heart ily endorses the wise, statesmanlike and patriotic administration of Gov. Pattison, and aprrroves his fearless vetoes of parti san, vicious and ill-considered legislation, sympathizes with the just demands of the workingmen for such legislation as will protect their interests, and for such speedy amendment of the constitution as will secure a free and secret ballot. sRobert F. Wright, of Allentown, and Jamese G. MoShar ran, of Lancaste', were placed in nomination for the office of audi tor general. Mr. Title, who nominated MoShairran, said he, as a member of the steR grange, would give strength to the ticket. Tille criticised Wright as a lawyer, and said lawyer candidates would not r.e. ceive an tnthusiastio support this year. However, when a ballot was taken it was found Wright had an overwhelming ma jority, and the nomination was made unan Imous. For state treasurer A. L. Tilden, of Erie, and Charles W. Rayener, of Middle town, were placed in nomination. Tilden had about the same majority as Wright, and the nomination was made unanimous. The c~ndidates came forward and made speeches of nacceptance. Wright said the iujundtion, "Thou shalt not steal," is the cardinal plank of the platform, and on that plank the impending battle must bhe fought. The convention adjourned amid enthusiastic cheering. NEW YORK PRtOIIIITIONISTS. Platform Adopted and a Full State Ticke t Nominated. ALrarnY, N. Y., Sept. 3.-The prohibition convention assembled for its second day's session this morning. The committee on resolutibns uresented the platform, and it was adopted without amendme nt. It reaffirms the prin ciples contained in the platform adopted by the last untional convention, demands high license, affttirms that the legislators in this state, both democratic and republican, are sub ject to the control and dominion of the liqu or interest, and calls for the submission to the voters of the state of a prohibitory amendment; favors the appointment of a non-partisan tariff commission, and says such a commission should so adjust the de tails of the schedule that the sum total of import ddties shall not exceed the revenue requirements of the government, and the duties levied on inmportant articles of manufacture shall be no higher than necessary to restore to home manufactures whatever equality In the conditions he may have lost by reason of the payment of a higher scale of wages their production, denounces the ateme epartment for assisting the Amerleft rewers to extend their business in the re ublics of South America, favors the sub lesion to the people of a female suffrage mendment: eclares against national nnks, and advocates the issue of treasury otas, redeemable in gold or silver, and the nalntenance of a metal reserve snflicient 'or that purpose and calls for the atrict en orcement of the oivil service laws. The question of nominations was referred *o a committee composed of the chairman if each county delegation. A resolution that the state committee be tuthorized to appoint a committee to con fer with the farmers allianoe in reference to what steps should be taken to asbderve the beat interests of both organizations'was ieierred to the state committee. The nominating committee reported in favor of the following nominations for the state ticket: Governor, J. W. Bruce; lieu tenant governor, Geo. W. Halleck; secre tary of state, William E. Booth; state treasurer, Francis E. Crawford: comptroller, William W. Hmith; state engineer and surveyor, H. P. Forbes; attorney general, I. B. Croseen. The ticket was unanimously chosen by the convention. ALLEN UNDER FIRE. The Helena Witness in the Peerose Case Sticks to HIls Story. Burrs, 6ept. 3.-[Svecial.1-A. T. Allen monopolized the witness stand during the greater part of to-day in the ease of the State vs. Hickey at al. The old gentleman was put through a very severe course of cros-examination. Nothing new was brought out. He was being examined in rebuttal of the testimony given by Frank and Davis for the defense. He said that Brank's voice was not the one he heard the tight Penrose was killed, when he accosted a man on Park street and asked him if he was a poliemsnan. Judge Muldoon, who condnctedithe inquiry, produced Allen's testimonyy and the witness recognized his signature affixed at the bottom. Etorts were made to confuse the old gentleman, but they failed. J. H. Warren was another witness exam ined. He was one of the first to discover Penrose's body. Warren was put on the stand by the defense to impeach the testi mony of of oeer Waller, who testified that he had taken Penrose's hat from under the body while the defense contended it was Chief Leyden. The witness said he did not know who it was who took the hat. The examination of witnesses proceeded very slow on account of the many objections of the opposing counsel and the lengthy arel ments that followed almost every objection made. BIG FIRE AT SHAW. J. W. MeKnight's House, Store and Ware house Destroyed. Foar SRuw, Sept. 8.-[pecisl.]--J. w. MoKnight's house, store and warehouse were burned to the ground yesterday even ing about 6:30 p. m. The fire was started by his little daughter, aged five, dropping a lighted match in a can of lard. Owing to the dry condition of everything, and the scarcity of water and help, the flames gained such rapid headway it was impooi ble to stop them until" : tLhMiitlg were completely destroyed. The postolffee was also connected with the store, and but part of the papers were saved. The total loss is about $15,000; insurance, $5,000. The Arguments Have Begun. BuTTr, Sept. 8.-[Special.]-The summ up of the Davis will contest began to and will be concluded to-morrow nig Judge Dixon made the opening speech the proponents, reviewing the case i a calm, judicial manner. He was follow by Mr. Myers, for the contestants, w dwelt at length upon the internal eviden the peculiarities of the handwriting, e appearance of the paper, and the like. ] analyzed all the expert testimoly a claimed that it proved indisputably t t the will was a forgery. Col. Sanders f lowed in a speech for the proponents. whi was not finished at the time of adjou ment. Sanders criticized many of the wi nesses for the other side with merciless a casm. After Sanders finishes to-morro morning he will be followed by Col. Inge - soll. The lawyers seem to be aggrieved ovdr the fact that so little time is allotted to them for speech-making. The Press Association at Butte. BonHE, Sept. 3.-[Special.]--The Montana State Press association leld its annual meeting here this afternoon. Only routine business was transacted and a number of new members were elected. Fifty-two members were present. To-night the visitors are being banquetted by the Butte Press club and to-morrow morning will be given carriage rides about the city and taken through some of the big mines and reduction works. Another business meet ing is called for two o'clock to-morrow afternoon. At 4:30 the party will leave for the south. Held for Court. Durwow. Sept. 8,.-[Special.]-Thi pre liminary hearing of John Hennessey charged with an assault on Edith Mizner, came up before Justice McGangh to-day. The victim and a ten-year-old brother were the principal witnesses for the prosecution. Hennessey was bound over to await the action of the district court. He is a disso lute fellow and has several times figured in the poleice court. GRAND TRUNK EXTENSION. To Build to WVinnipeg and Then to the Pacifie Coast. WrtHlsGo, Man., Sept. 3.-[Special.] A report is published here that the Grand Trunk line railway is about to extendits line to Winnipeg via Sault Ste Maria and Duluth, and that when this city is reached the line will be extended to the Pacifio coast by means of the Manatoba & North western to Prince Albert; thence onward through the Peace river country and the mountains to Fort Simpson on the Pacific coast. It is said full developments may be expected in the course of a few days. Should the Grand Trunk decide to make a start for the Pacific coast via the route in dicated, it is altogether likely the road be tween Winnipeg and Duluth would follow the line of the Duluth & Winnipeg, a poi' tion of which road is already construeted. Old urow and the , esslah. GUTnara, I. T., Sept. &8.-"Old Crow," a Cheyenne chief, who went to Fine Ridge agency a few weeks ago in search of the messiah, returned yesterday and is now engaged in detailing to his brethren the wonderful things he saw. Old Quow als. visited Walker Lake, Nevadas. e reports all the Indians in that region daneing, and declares he will return in a week or two and persuade Christ to comehere with hism. His influence with the Indians Is rapidly increasing here and he now has a large number of followers.