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-'4 4 4~ " s ý , r r AM & 61 4 , 4r~ M~'X1-NHEEA.MOTNA HIAYMRNNG EPEME 2,1191PIC FVCET AN EMPITY ITREAS Uncle Sam's Cash Box Void of Funds 'Available for Current Business. Devices Resorted to in Order to Keep Paper From Going to Protest. ieed's Billion Dollar Congress Respen alble-Customt Receipts Cat Dowa- Commisioner Baum's Report. WasanmroT , Sept. 24--Lees than $1,000, 000 in"ourrenoy available for business in the vaults of the treasury at Washington is the condition that confronted treasury officals to-day. In the sub-treasury at New York there is $5,000,000 in currency, and in various sub-treasuries $4,500,000 liore, malting in all $10,500,000 in curreudy. There is now in course of redemption ,,.00,000 in currency, which makes the grand total $18,000,000 in currency. The net balance, as shown by the treasury state ment is $45,000,000. Included in this is $14,000,000 in bank depositories and $17, 000,000 in subsidiary silver, leaving the available balanee, as stated, between $18, 000,000 and $14,000,000. This statement does not include the $100,000,000 gold reserve. which Secretary Foster has stated at various times he could use in case of necessity: nor does it include gold and silver in the treas ury. It includes only currency available for current demands. It is stated on good authority that during the present week the treasury oficials have had to hustle to get together sufficient currenoy to meet de mands and drafts, and where practicable, drafts have been drawn on the sub-treasury at New York to avoid ourtailing the small currency balance in the treasury depart ment. Money also has been transferred by express and telegraph to points removed fromn sub-treasuries, to meet urgent de demands, as the treasury could not afford to have funds remain idle at small points. This cramp for currency was brought about by the redemption of the 4M pet cent bonds, more than $16,009000 of which have been re deemed during the present month, and also to the fallinroff of custom receipts, which show a decrease of about 80 per cent during the present month over the same month last year. Pension payments have also figured i reducing the available currency, $7,500,000 having been paid out on this ac count. There now remains but $9,000,000 of 4M per cent bonds to be either redeemed or continued, and when these are.. disposed of it is thought that available ucrrenoy in the treasury. would radtdly increase. Of this $8,000,000 43 per cent bonds, it is believed that about $7.000,000 will be presented for redemption.' While the treasury department is, there fore, at this time having a tight time to fnd currency to transact business, pressure will soon be removed and matters move along as smoothly as they have for some time past. PENSION STATISTICS. PIgnres That Should Make the Thinking Man Pause and Consider. WASmOITON, Sept. 24.-The annual report of Commissioner Raum, of the pension bu reau, submitted to the seoretary of the inte rior to-day, shows that on June 30, 1891, there were 676,160 pensioners on the rolls, being an increase of 138,216 for the last fis cal year. They are classified as follows: Widows and daughters of revolutionary soldiers.28; army invalid pensioners,418,598; army widows, minor ohildren, etc., 108,537; navy invalid pensioners.5.449; navy widows, minor ohildren, etc., 2,5681 survivors of the war of 1812, 7,590; survivors of the Mexican war, 16,379; widows of soldiers of the Mexican war, 6,972. Following are the number of pensions of the several classes granted under the act of June 27, 1890: Army invalid pensioners, 97,186; army widows, minor children, etc., 12,209 navy invalid pensioners, 8.976; navy widows, minor children, etc., 1,486. During the last fiscal year payments were paid up on 131.160 original claims, amount ing to $81,891,588. This is an increase in number over 1890 of 64,882, the aggregate cost, however, being $1,087,802 lees. There were 122,521 first payments of every descrip tion, requiring 938,552,274, being $69,592 less than required for 180,514 first pay ments made during the last fiscal year. The average value of first pay ments was $289. The average value of ,irst payments under the act of June 27, 1890, was $71. The aggregate annual value of the 676J50 pensions on the roll June 30, 1891, was $89,247,200; average value of each pension $189; average value of each pension under the act of June 27, 1890, $121. At the close of the fiscal year there were 38,574 pensioners on the roll who remained unpaid for want of time and who were entitled to receive $4,883,242, which will be paid out of the appropriation for the current fiscal year, and there remained in the hands of the pension agents the sum of $5,718,862, which since has been covered into the treasury. This amount, added to the $8,607,188 of the appropriation not drawn, aggregates $9,820,986 of the appropriation which was not expended. There will be a deficiency in the appro priation for the payment of fees anat ex penses of examining surgeons of about $800,000. The total amount disbursed on account of pensions, expenses, etc., during the fiscal year was $118,548,959, as com pared with $106,498.890 for the preceding fiscal year. so that it appears that 186,216 pensions were added to the rolls during the fiscal year just closed at an increased cost to the nation of $12,055,049 as compared with the previous year. During last year 525 pensioners were dropped from the rolls for various causes, 18,229 being dropped by reason of death. It is estimated that of the soldiers of the late war 1.004,658 werekillod in battle or died during and since the war. On June 80, last, 124,750 of these deceased soldiers were represented on the pension rolls by widows or other dependants. There are about 1,208,707 soldiers of the uniop now living, 520,158 of whom are now on the pen sion rolls. There are therefore 088,549 sur vivors who are not pensioned, and 879,908 deceased soldiers not represented on the pension rolls. The commissioner renews his recommendation of last year as to the readjustment of pension ratings under the acts of March 8, 1888, and March 4, 1890. Developmentof a Skirmish Drill. WAanmrOToN, Sept. 2..-Maj.-G(en. Scho field has approved the new army tactics, and when they receive the approval of the secretary of war, steps will be taken at once to put theoni in operation. Briefly de scribed, the general scheme Is the develop ment of the skirmish drill to its highost point. lalue Leaves Bar Harbor. ErLwolrrn, Me., Sept, 24. - Secretary Blaine arrived here last evening, having left liar Harbor, notwithstanding the ro port that he would not take his departure until to-day. At Ellsworth station he was met by Senator lisle and Mrs, lisle, whose guest he will be during his stay in town. E RR..FIUEEINTATIVB. Bouete Meeting of the Ger I man Catholi(s. u.rnro, W ., ,, Sept. 24.-The greatest surprie connected with the meeting of the German-American Clerloel 'union in this city came out to-night. It was the leaking out of the fact that Ilerr Cahensley's per sonal representative had been present In the city throughout the whole week's de liberations, and was only prevented at the last moment from maklng the open ing address of the congress, having been shown by some members of the committee on arangemente the' intolerable position in which the clerical union and congress would be placed by him in the event of such a connection between them being publicly established. Paul Mare laumgarten is the fall name of the envoy, and the Cahensley plap, as far as known publicly, uhas been to secure what would amount to a German.American hierarchy in America independent of the present Catholic bishops, whose authority would thus be relegated to affairs of the non-German speaking Catho Io population. Failing in this, vaancies oocuring in the hierarchy of the United States were to be filled, to the greatest extent possible, by German sooialists. Father Bornman, of Reading, Pa., one of the chief offioials of the Prieeten Verein. was disagreeably surprised this evening when he was asked con cerning the presence of Baum garten in Buffalo and the extent to waish he has participated in the meetings of the clerical union. Up to that moment no priest had breathed in public the fact that the visitor to the congress was present from across the water, though the clergy had been besieged repeatedly for the names of all important personages resent. Father Bqrnman said angrily: 'eo has not opened his head at a meeting, not even in the secret sessions of the Pries ten Verein. He is not a nriest." Dr. Hooledoher, of nBffalo, admitted that he had met Baumgarten, and that the latter had attended the banquet of the clergy this afternoon, but declared that Baumgarten was given a seat at a side table and did not sit with Archbishop Katzer, and the bishops. To a representative of the Associated press, Baumgarten said he came here from Rome on the 17th of last month; that he did not come for the pu pose of attending the congress; that the dispatch published in the papers of this country about a month ago accusing him of co-operating with Cahensley in plans for the United States were false; that he had only met Cabensley once, while the latter was in Rome; that he was not in sympathy with him or his ideas; and denied absolutely that he was in league with him. An Assooiated press representa tive ha'i'eecured a copy of the speech he was to have made as the opening address. It was evidently written under the impression that he was to address a large number of the higher clergy. The speech begins; "Most reverend archbishops and bishops, highly respected president and die tinguished audience." It goes on to tell that Herr Lieber, chief of German Catholics in the reichstag, has twice crossed the ocean with brotherly creeting to the German Catholics of Amer ion, and he (Baumgarten) modestly re quests the audience to lend a friendly ear to a pupil of the master. The ppeech warmly eulogizes Windthorst, a d conelude:,, "You German Catholics of tile .United Statel, in oeebrating Wind thoret, have acknowledged that his prinoi ples are also yours, and the holy father, by honoring Windthorst in such extraordin ary mapner, has civen the Windthorat prin ciples a new sanction and consecration which must raise our courage in the fight for truth, freedom and right. Where Peter is, there is also the church, and if we German Catholics in the old and new fatherland, stand now for the fight, which the repres entative of Christ himself fights with all his might, then we need not be afraid that we march astray. Across Windthorat's grave let us clasp hands and promise the great dead we will never sleep nor rest until we shall succeed, through a Christian edu cation, in freeing our youth from immor ality and unbelief," Closed With a Spread. BurnALO, Sept. 24.-At to-day's meeting of the Priesten Verein nearly the entire time was taken up balloting for officers for the ensuing year. Vicar General Muehlsie phen, of St. Louis, retains the presidency of the organization." The vice-president, is Dr. Meisener, of Peru, Ind. Father Wm. Taerber, of St. Louis, is secretary, and Father Duffner, of Buffalo, treasurer, A committee was appointed to select a place for next year's meeting. Aspread at which Archbishop Katzer, Bishop Otto Zardetti, Bishop Wigger and some 200 German priests participated closed the congress. KEELEY IN LONDON. The Anti-Jag Messiah Says Drunkenness Is a Disease. LoNnoN, Sept. 24.-Intemperance is the question of the hour. While the contro versy about its cure is raging in the Times, Telegraph and other papers, Dr. Leslie E. Keeley, of Dwight, Ill., who is becoming famous for rapid cures of alcoholism, has arrived in London. He has just finished a tour of France, Germany, Austria, Switzer land and Italy, made for the purpose of studying his specialty. The most remarkable thing about a long chat which I had with Dr. Keeley yesterday was the stress he laid upon the fact that drunkenness is not a vice and not to be ap proached or considered as anything but a disease, to be treated as malaria or any other physical malady. He is a gray haired, keen eyed man of the west, who has in twelve years cured over 9,500 drunkards and opium takers and, with all the experience tha such it record implies he turns his back on the remedies offered by legislatures and churches. If it were.vice law and religion could prevent or remedy it, but as its a disease, physical remedies are the only meains of checking it. The doctor says that from the time he left England until the time he returned to London, two days ago, he saw only two drunken men. Those two were at Napies. "Doctor," I said, as I sat beside him yes terdayv, "from your observations of the ef feet of light beer drinking in Germany and light wine drinking in France and Italy, what do you think about the plan to be pursued in either country in attempting to wipe out drunkenness by absolute prohibi tion of sale?" "I do not think prohibition will ever obtalat in the United States," said the doctor. "It is impossible to control the liquor traffic, therefore I think light wine and beer drinking ought to be encouraged as a matter of government policy in Ameritna and England." Continued tloting. VAxcovman, I!, C., Sept. 24.-The steam ship Emjpress of China, arrived from Hong Keng, ibrings the following advises: J. A. Leonaid, United States counsel-general at Shanghai, telegraphed Admiral Belknap September 8: "Shanghai morning paper has a telegramu received last night saying there wita at riot in Chang at noon Septesm bor 2. 'Ilhe mission and all the foreign property were burned, but no lives were lost." 'The ostensiblo cause of the riots was the bringing to the convent of a stolen child by an unknown person. 'the Francis can sisters and a priest were badly hurt. All are now on board a gunboat. The ues tom offtoials are under arms. Damage to property. $100,000. An express train running between Durgos and San Sebastian, Ipain, collided with a passenger train. Fourteen people were killed and, twenty-four woundol. TWIRLER BABY BENTLEY, Missoula's Ball Tossers Helpless Be. fore the Curves of the Boze man Pitcher. His Star Work in the Box Respon sible for Two More Vio tories. Doseman's Nine Made It Three straight and is Jubtlant-Other Sports of the Day, BozwaAr, Sept. 24.-[Speoial.)-Can Boze neahk ay ball? Well, some. They lugoed off three games handrunning from Mi. .oula: the crack nine of the state,-one yesterday and two to-day. It was thought that the Missoulas' would be an easy win ner of the morning game, but what a walk over.. Bently went into pitch for the Bojemans and everybody thought he would be knocked all over the county, but the Missoula men could not touch him, and the game resulted in a score of ten to two in favor of Bozeman. And this afternoon it was from start to finish a game for blood. Ross went ,in to pitch, but at the end of third inning he took left field and Bently went in again and in a short time the Missoulas were once again put to sleep, the score being 18 to 8 in favor of the home club. Seven of the Mis soula's scores were made in the first inning. Young Bently, the babe, carried off the honors of the game. He doesn't weigh but 180 pounds, but he stood in the box during the morning and afternoon games, and right up to the last ball that passed to the catcher the batters had hard work to find the sphere. Evidently this was not Missoula's day, but they took their defeat manfully and have demonstrated the fact that they are as gentlemanly a crowd as ever graced the the diamond. The attendance afternoodx and morning was beyond expectation and everybody is satisfied. EASTERN GAMES, The Home Club Mentioned First in the Record Here Printed. LEAGUE OLUBS. Cleveland 5, Cincinnati 1 Chicago 7, Pittaburg 4. lBoton 5, Philadelphia 2. Brooklyn 6, New York 0. ASSOCIAºION CLUBS. Baltimore 6, Boston 9. Milwaukee 5, Calumbus 4. Philadelphia 9, Washington $. Racing at Gravesend. GiAvESEND, Sept. 24.-Six furlongs-Santa Ana won, Chesapeake second, Gold Dollar third. Time, 1:15. Mile and one-sixkpenth-Willie L; won, Melanie second, flepanto third, Time, 1:58. Mile and one-eighth-La Toeoa won. Ber muda second, Port Chester third. Time, t 1:57. t Five furlongs-Johnnie Hecksoher won, i Fred Lee second, Tom Harding third. Time. 1:024. Mile and one-sixteenth-Ocypete won, Lady Pulsifer second, Kimberly third. - Time, 1:493. Mile-Daloyrian won, Masterlode sec ond, Tulla Blackburn third. Time. 1:42/. Racing at Chicago. CmAGoo, Sept. 24.-Track fast. Six fur longs-Crispino won, Annie Clark second, Redstone third. Time, 1:10~. Mile and one-sixteenth-Ernest. Race won, VanBuren second, Cyrus third. Time, 1:48,. Mile-Gov. Ross won, Zeke Hardy sec ond, Getaway third. Time, 1:43M. Mile and one-sixteenth-Guido won, Joe Carter second, Bankrupt third, Time, 1:49. Six furlongs-Bob Forester won, Phelan Doylan second, Midway third. Time, 1:18. Six furlongs--Bolster won, Leo second, Oakdale third. Time, 1:153. On the Latonia Track. CINacNxATI, Sept. 24.-Latonia races Mile-Mean Enough won; Ithaca second, Prettiwit third. Time, 1:43(. Mile and ore-sixteenth-Royal Garter won; Fleur de Lie second. Joe Blackburn third. Time, 1:49k. Mile and seventy yards-Helter Skelter won; Anna third, Prince Fortunatus third. Time, 1:46. Mile and one-eighth-Laura Doxey won; Tom Rogers second, Semperna Fidele third. Time, 1:55. Six furlongs-Selina D won; Judge Jewell second, Falero third. Time, 1:16. Allerton and Nelson Matched. INDnPENrDaNE, Iowa, Sept. 24.-C. W, Williams has accepted a proposition to match Allerton and Nelson at Grand Rap ids, Mich., for a purse of $10,000, winner to take all, race to take place October 6. O'Connor, King of Scullers. SNEW WESTMINSTER, B. C., Sept. 24. O'Connor won the International soulling race here to-day in 20,55, Hanlon ten lenghths behind, Dutch, the Australian, ton lenghthe behind Hanlon, and Stephen son fourth. The course was three miles and turn, on Frazer river. Dutch got away first, with Stophenson second. After a quarter had boun made, O'Connor and iaulon forged ahead and kept the lead through the race, gradually increasing the distance of their lead. Whipped Jim Scully. PRovIDo&OE, R. I., Feot. 24.-John A. Sul livan, of San Diego, Cal., defeated Jim Scully, of Woodsooket, in a sixteen-round fight at Olneyville this evening, for $500. An Errant Knight. CHATTANoogA, Tenn., Sept. 24.-Supareme President Coleman, of the Catholic Knights of America, who is here adjusting the busi ness of that order, was handeda letter from M. J, O'Brien, the defaulting .treasurer, in which, over Ilfs signature, O'Brien makes the proposition to pay $5,000 cash and semi annual payments of $5,000 in settlement of his shortage. The communeation was re ferred to Coleman's attorneys. Coleman will not say whether it will be accepted or not, Next Meeting In Portland, Sr. Louts, Sept. 24,-The Sovereign grand lodge was in secret session to-day, but the questions of age limit and the eligibility of liquor dealers were not considered. A vote being taken on the place of next meeting. 1'ortland tre., carried off the plum from Atlantic City, N. J., and Milweukee. The amount of bullio; withdrawn from the bank of England on balance Thursday was £100,000, for shipment to America. I+lIDE IN MINNEAPOLIS. 1lames Lick Up Property Valued at Al most Two Hundred Thousand. MrlNArou.s, Sept. 24.-Fire broke out in the five-story brick building occupied by the Moore Wood Carving Machine company this afternoon, and the inflammable nature of the stock caused a rapid spread of the flames. Within five minutes fire brsat through the joof. A brisk breeze was blowing, and seeing that it was imposslble to save the burning building, the attention of the firemen was directed to adjoining property. Elevator C stood. close behind the building and the roof of the elevator was soon on fire. Within fifteen minutes from the start of the fire the Moore building was ted, several firemen barely ecaping when the walls collapsed. T'o better right te Are on elevator 'C" a soore of, firemen got on the roof of the annex. Tbeeb was a shdden explosion and a great rseam of flre burst from the end, then from the roof at the right and left, completely shutting fre the view of the great crowd on the st et the dozen firemen who were upon the ro~. Through the momentary break the crpad could .ee the men attempting to reacthe ladd6.ýr Four fell or jumped. Again the ainoklq arose and there, on the ledge, stood a fireman apparently dazed and not knowing what to do. "Slide down on thebosq,'" yelled the crowd. He did so, land ing safely. All were finally rescued. Of eighteen men who were on the roof of the annex, three are in a precarious condi tion and the others were badly burned and bruised. The block of frame and brick stores on Washington avenue, the yards of the Millwood company, the Kansa City Grain and Feed company's store use, and several smaller structures were ptroyed or badly damaged before the was gotten under control. The Empe Elevator company, which operated elevator C, estimate the loss on elevator and contents at $100,000, insurance $78, 000; the Moore company's loss is 150,000, insaroes $8,000. The total loss is placed at 1 7,000, with an aggregate insurance of $1o7,000. Aflame in Every Direction. ST. PAUL; Minn., Sept. 24.-A Pioneer Press special from Hincklevy says the forests of that vicinity are aflame in every direo tion. Every possible precaution has been taken to prevent the destruction of the city, but the danger still threatens. The esti mate of losses near there can not be given. A man who came in to-night reports all the region between there and the lake burned over. One firm has ost fourlumber camps, and another three. Between 80,000,000 and 100,000,000 feet of standing pine have been burned. Five Farmers Bnrned to Death. PINE Cnr', Minn., Sept. 34.-The terrific forest fires raging in this vicinity are rapidly approaching the town. Several farmers in the vicinity lost houses and other buildings yesterday and two school houses were burned, the pupils escaping with difficulty. It is estimated that the loss of timber in this section has already reached $200,000 and this is being increased at the rate of 700 acres every hour. Five farmers, fighting flames several miles from here yesterday, were surrounded by fire and burned to death. Fires on All Sides. M1LWArrxEE, Seot. 24.-Forest fires com pletely-arround the towns of Pittsville`and Dexterville, Wood county, and the entire population is odt fighting flames. The,800 acre cranberry marsh of Samuel Diles, near Devterville, is entirely burned. D)ispatches to the Sentinel from Hurley report that rains have quieted the fire in that region. Near Weyaitwaga two men are reported burned to death. Dashed Into a Dirt Train. Nnw CASTLE, Pa., 24.--A terrible wreak occurred this morning on the Pittsburg & Western railroad, at McKim's siding. At this point a work train with a force of fifty men were engaged in putting down new track. While they were on the train throwing off dirt a freight crashed into it, piling cars and engines up in a mass. Steam and boiling water poured over those caught in the wreck. For a mo ment there was silence, then the air was broken by the shrieks of the dying, making a scene so terrible that one of the trainmen who escaped injury faintea with horror. Trainmen and labor ers not injured began at onceto assist those imprisoned in the debris. By 11 o'clock the bodies of eight Italians were taken from the wreck, and with Engineer Hough tonl this swells the number of dead to nine. At least twenty men were injured, several of whom cannot recover. All bodies were terribly mangled and disfigured. Western Passenger Rates. ST. Louis, Sept. 24.--The joint co miittee of the Western Passenger associations of the Trans-Missouri and the Transoonti nental associations to-day resumed con sideration of the change in Colorado, Utah and California rates, and after a long discussion the change was found impracticable. The Maple Leaf, Illinois Central, Missouri Pacific, Wabash, Denver & Rio Grande, Frisco, Union Pacific, Burlington & Missouri River and the Colorado Midland were re prented. Resolutions were adopted recommeding the use of continuous passenger tickets from Chicago, St. Louis and transcontinental eastern gatewafs to common points and all points west thereof. Representatives of Colorado, Missouri river andUtab lines also tried to arrange for a division of rates, but final action was deferred owing to the absence of some of the interested parties. Two Lots for a Sandwich. KANsAS CITY, Sept. 24.-A special to the Star from Chandler, O. T., via Guthrie, says: "No other town in the world is like Chandler to-davy, for which all other towns imay be glad. The location of Chandler is on a high bluff, rougher than the high seas ini a storm. Great rocks are scattered about aill over the townsite and deep gul lies cut it into pieces. The rival town on the adjoining half of the quarter section is on level ground. On Tuesday men rushed intoit and drove stakes. After sleeping out all night Tuesday, tortured with hunger, thirst and a most ravenous species of mosquitoes, hundreds realized that they had enough, and began to leave. One man yesterday offered two lots in Chandler annex for a 1ham sendwich, without finding a pur chaser. The town is overrun with ;amn blers of every description. There has been no trouble yet," Attacked by Mlnstllo Uhllcatas PonTLAND, Ore., Sept. 24.--A letter was received to-.lay by the Associated Press from Juneau, Alaska, under date of Sept. I, sayinlug: "Intelligence has just reached lier from the Upper Yukon that a band of hostile Chilants attacked it small party of two whites anld tlve Indians and several were killed. It is thought heore that the party is Ewing Earleclilf, it prominent citizen and journalist of Missouri; Herbert EarleeliLt, it young Englislhnutu, and five Indins,. All were well armed. No psrtl culars could he learned from the Indians who brought the news. Ontouome or a Quarrel. 'j¶t'sON, Ariz., Sept. 24.--lFrancis J.Heney shot and mortally wounded Dr. J. G. Handy to-day. The shooting was the outcome of a quarrel. Handy was one of the best known men un the territory. Honey surrendered. ASHINGTON DEMOCATIS Letters and Telegrams of Encourage n~nt and Enthusiasm Re. oeived by Them. Gov. Toole Assures Them That Vigilant Demooracy Must Again Triumph. Cleveland Exhorcs Them to Steadfastness and Organlzation-Gov, Hil11 and Others Sand Greeting. SPoxAsz, Wash., Sept. 24.-There was a large attendance at the second day's session of the democratic clubs. Senator Faulkner, of West Virginia wade a rousing address this afternoon. A large number of letters of regret were read, among them the following: STATE or MONTANA, ) ExEOuTrvr OQricr. f HaLsENA, Sept. 8, 1891. Heon. Henry Drum, president; George Hazzard, secretary; of the Democratic Society of Washington. Dear rirs: I am in receipt of your invitation to be present nupon the occasion of the second annual meeting of the Democratic Society of Washington, at the city of Spokane on September 23rd and 24th. I regret exceed ingly my inability to accept your kind in vitation. I can assure you, however, that your democratic friends in Montana feel a special interest in the euccess of your society. Many of us often wonder what combination of circumstances could have conspired to produce a republican majority in a state possessing an incomparable coast line fringed with the finest timber in the world, and an interior laden with the choicest diversified interests. With lines of ships marking new path ways across the seas, endeavoring to ex tend the avenues of trade, like so many ar teries of the human system to every avail able foreign port, it seems incomprehen sible to us how such people should for a moment pin their faith and fortune to a political organization whose views upon the tariff logically and irresietibly tend to stifle trade and commerce with their cus tomers. It is gratifying, however, to know that the democracy of Washington are neither discouraged nor dismayed because a small majority havebee n misled in the past.' The illusory teachings which have wrought your temporary defeat are being rapidly exposed and the truth made lumin ous by the campaign of education in which you are engaged. Every day added to the test of time,every proposition submitted to the force of facts, and every result determined by logic of events, demonstrates that the interests of the whole people are best conserved by democratic supremacy. The reckless, ex travagance of the "billion dollar 'con Sress," its utter disregard of the rights of the mmiorit, its determined effort to foster fraud. force and absolutism, have been so potent that the nations of the earth have behold the scene and marvelled at the strength of the republic to survive such an atta ok upon the spirits of its institutions. I have only time to express the hope that the democracy of Washington will, with renewed energy and unabated interest, al ways striking full, high and hard against the brazen front of fraud, force, extrava gance, unjust and unequal laws, and the representatives of the democracy, patient, tireless, vigilant, invincible, will again stand sentinels of the state. I have the honor to be your obedient ser vant, (Signed.) Josrnu K. TOOLE. Ex-President Cleveland telegraphs con gratulations and best wishes. "I hope that faith in the intelligence of your country men will induce you to rest your hopes of success upon the advocacy of wholesome principles and measures which are purely democratic, as well as upon thorough party organization. The indications are that our principles can be safely left to the people of the land when they are aroused to thonchtfulness and patriotic action." Goyv. U. B. B111, or New corl, among other things, wrote: "The great north west is particularly interested in the sue cess of the demooratic party. It possesses wonderful resources, now rapidly develop ing, and a progressive, liberal and patriotic people, including an unusnally large pro portion of intelligent and active young men. Such conditions require, for the best developmenl, the broadest liberty consist esit with public welfare, and the least inter ference of government with the natural laws of trade and industry. The aims and principles of the democratic party supply these requirements. Whatever principles the republican party may once have had, it seems to be sadly at sea now. drifting about without a rudder and without a pilot. Its 'great mission' has degenerated into a struggle to retain political power. To accomplish this purpose it is willing to sell itself to the enrichment of a compara tively small band of eastern manufacturers wdo blindly think that their interests lie in the maintenance of war tariffs. It stands ready to pervert the character of our gov einment in its relations to our sovereign states by the enactment of a force bill which would enable the party in power to ignore and set aside the expressed will of a majority of the people. It lends its aid to the imposition of exhorbitant taxes in order that the prodigal expenditures of its own billion congress may be concealed. It is too hardened in political in iquity to blush at the scandals which have tainted the atmosphere of its federal administration, or to rebuke the participators by relegating them to private life. It tightens its hands upon the government and restricts the rights of thde ates and the liberties of tile citizens by its movement towards centralization. And frightened by the emphatic protest of the people last November against high tariffs and subsidies and force bills and extrava gant appropriations, and desiring a new issue in 1892. it is vainly seeking to divide the eastern democracy from the western by false and hypocritical professions in behalf of anl "honest" currency, blindly trusting that it can deceive by its professions while by its note it continues to permit the de basement of a large part of currency and refuses to take the manly stand in favor of the only honest currency-the o. ienoy of our fathers and of the constitution. "The rule of such a party is not of the kind which offers the best opportunities and insures the greatest prosperity and fullest liberty to the masses of the people particularly to the people whose energies are so wakeful and whose ambitions are so high as are those of the citizens of the northwest, For such a people, and for the groat majority of people in every section of our land the principles of Jefferson and Jackson and Tilden are best. The estab lishment of those principles in tile federal goeorimenot and inl our state governments menus no taxation except for public pur poses, no, legislative benefantions to indi viduals or class interests, no debasement or contraction of our money, no unreasonable sumptuary laws. but an honest, pure, simple and economical ad ministration. jealous Zegard for the wel fare of the whole people, and strictest ob servance of the liberties of the individual citizen. Such conditions are conditions of freedom in its broadest sense, and those are the conditions which bring the greatest general prosperity and happiness. To realize them is the hope and purpose of the aemocratle party. Letters were also read from ext-dov, Gay of Indiana; Senator John M. Palmer, of Illinois; the private secretary of Gov. I.l5s, of Iowa; Senator Vilas;of Wisconsin go. Otmpbhll, of Ohio; Gov. Pennoyer. df Ore ron; Gov. Russell, of Massachusetts; Gov. Pattison, of Pennsylvania; Senator Berry, uf Arkansas; Itenator Reagan, of 'T'exas; men. W. S. Itosecranz; ex-Minister Phetps, (en. John C. Black, and others. NEXT MEETING IN BUTTE. Close of the Firemen's Tournament at HIozemun-The Winners. BoZzMAa, Sept. 24.--LSpecial.-At the fremen's convention last night Batto was named as the point for the next meeting, and Judge MeMarphy was elected presi dent; Michael Langhorn, of Bozeman, secretary; Chas. Collins, of Anaeonda, treasurer. and Gborge Elston, of Anaconda, Thompson Campbell, of Butte, and H, KL Woods, of Missoula, directors for the en suing year. This afternoon the first on the programme was the juvenile hose rase, run by Butte in 18)3, Bozeman in 1.. The net. was the wet test, 800 yards, won by Butte 1·a' 68, the prize being 70 per cent. of $825. T'Ih next two contests were the free-for-all fire men's foot race, and the chief fire marshal's foot race, being won by Dennis Munger' and W. G. Alexander, of Bozeman, respec tively. The last event was the fifty-foot coupling contest, won by Anaconda in 8(, Bautte being second. The silver trumpet, which was the state trophy, is carried home by Anaconda. For the championship hook and ladder race, the copper trumpet is taken by Butte; for the championship hose race the Juvenile Hose company of Bose man takes the copper belt. The tourna. ment has been a sucoess in every feature and much credit is due to its managers and to the visiting contestants. GOOD FOR PLACER. An Enthusiastic Democratic Club Formed -Thirty Charter Members PlArAn, Seot. 24. - [Special.1 - Placer falls in at the head of the procession with the first democratic club organized since the meeting at Helena. The club starts out thirty strong, with the following of flIers: President, George Lambert; vice president, J. i C. Pauley; secretary, E. P. Dwimen: treasurer. I. H. Pauley.. W. J. Beese met with a rousing reception at Tucker's hall Wednesday night, Sep tember 28, men, women and children filling the hall to its utmost capacity. A picture. lecture on politics was delivered, and the above club is one of the results. Mark the prediction: This formerly republican pr. cinct will go democratic next time. The democrats are enthusiastio and eneour aged. Mrs. Wooidrldge Has Trouble. GarznA FALLS, Sept. 24.-Spsecial.]-Mrs. C. Wqoldridge was defendant in a case in Judge Race's court to-day for striking and interfering with a locksmith, who' was try-. ing to open a door she had looked aga~spt one/of her tenants. She claimed that the latter.,one ofa the leading p .hys heo. owed her for rent. As the dtoaos endied. owing her anything and her defense, con ducted by herself, was rather skaky. she was fined $ and costs. Rhe subsequently swore out a warrant for his arrest for al leged abuse. Sent Up ftoelteen Years. GrrAT FALLS, Sept. 24.-SpeciaL]l- J. O. Goellerd was sentenced to-day to eighteen years in the penitentiary for the murder of the woman named Gallagher. He made a little speech in the court room to the effect that a large part of the testimony against him was false; that he never did anything to the woman worse than slap her, and that he had always earned an honest living. The sheriff will take him to Deer Lodge. Bid For a Convention; New Youx, Sept. 24.-Franklin K. Lane, editor of the Daily News, of Tacoma, Wash., is in the city. His mission here, he an nounces, is to secure the holding of the democratio national convention of 1892 in. Tacoma. The proposition is to have dole. gates to the convention carried in four special trains that shall start simul taneously from Portland, Me., New York, Washington and some point in Florida. These will stop at the most important aot les to take up delegates from the several states. While delegates are en route and while at Tacoma they will be entertained by the democrats of Washington. T he new exposition building will easily accom modate the convention and there will be plenty of accommodation in the hotels of Tacoma. Big Horn Valley Railway. CHEasrs.r, Wyo., Sept. 24.-To-day arti oles of incorporation of the Big Horn Val lay Railway company were filed at the state secretary's office. The organisers are: W. W. Dudley, of Richmond, Ind., E. M. Dawson, of Baltimore, Louis L Mieheper, of Shelbyville, Ind., Eben D, Crane, Norman T. Howe, of New York; John W. Howe, of St. .Alba.-* Vt.; Carroll T. Herbert, of Red Bank, N, , and J. T. St. Clair, of Philadelphia. The road is to be constructed from a point west' of Casper, through the Big Horn valley to. the head waters of Clarke's Fork river, Montana. The capital is $6,000,000. National Woman's Alliance, TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 24.-The charter of the National Woman's Alliance" was filed with the secretary of state this morning. The incorporators are Mrs. Senator Poffer~, Mrs. Congressman Otis, Mrs. Gat ham French, wife of Secretary French of the state Farmers' alliance; Mrs. Emma D. Peck, editrees of the Topeka Farmers' Wife, and Mres. Fannie McCormick. The object of the association is to establish a bureau for the better education of women on economical, social and political ques tions, and to make and develop a botter state mentally, morally and financially, with the full and unconditional use of the ballot. F or Contenmpt of Court. SAN FRIANOzteoo, Sept. 24,-Richard Chute, the well-known politician, was fined $5900 and ordered confined in the county jail five days to-day by Superior; Judge Wallace for contempt of court. Chute was subpouned by tbl; grand jury which was investiting t scandals affecting members of the recent legislature. He disregarded the subpo.(e, asserting that the gruand jury was not l-; gally organized. At the time of the Tay lor suit, recently, Chute was much wan(te4d as a witness, but failed to appear. With Simple Ceremony. o EIir, Pa., Sept. 24.-The funeral of he late Hon. Wm. L. Scott took place from hb0 late reslenooe this afternoon. The servelas were simple but impressive. Among tb' distinguished persons present were e President Cleveland, Daniel ti. Lalk.lt Gov. Pattison, President Roberts p Pennsylvania road, and Prosideant l `