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The Helena independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943, October 12, 1891, Morning, Image 1

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North Main Street.
At Home I
Will be pleased to see you I
We d[e settled at last. It is a
terrible task, opening a new busi
ness, but we are pleased it is fin
ished, and we are ready to receive
our friends. Not in the poky, stuf
fy, crowded room where we have
endeavored for eight years to meet
your wants, but in the handsomest
Clothing Room west of New York
-we mean it I
Handsomest Clothing Room out
side of New York
Wide, Spacious and Light.
We mean what we say when
we assert we have the handsom
est Clothing Room west of New
York, and the best of it is--the ele
gance of the room is the work of
....HELE A-A....
We did not figure how cheap we
could get it and then send our
money east to benefit men who do
not benefit Helena, but we gave
Helena men the contract and Hel
ena men did the work, and it is
the finesgt in the west. We claim
It and it will prove itself,
..... WE LEAD !.....
We have the handsomest store
and the finest stock of Clothing in
Come and see them.
Come and see us.
We also have a Shirt Factory.
No need to send your money
east. Leave it here at home. We
make as goet an article, and
at as low a price as any first-class
shirt manufacturing concern in the
United States. Are we not enti
tled to the preference under these
Visit our factory. You are wel
come to see how shirts are made
by machinery. It is an interesting
.... KILTS, ...
**SUITS, ..
We have in great abundance.
We have spread ourselves out in
great shape in this line, and show
the greatest number of pretty nov
elties we have seen for many
years. BIoys' Suits, Long and Short
Pants, for every age, size and color.
Again we say:
Come and see us I
North Iain Street.
The Sod of Ireland Grows Over the
Mortal Remains of Par.
Stormy and Turbulent the Day as
thliast Months of His
.p Vitness the Pro
DunLIn, Oct. 11.-The remains of Charles
Stewart Parnell arrived at Kingston this
morning. After leaving London there were
no demonstrations along the railway route.
Deputations from Liverpool, Manchester,
Preston, Newcastle-on-Tyne and other
places joined the train. Mr. Parnell's
col!eagues in parliament extended greetings
to the various deputations. The funeral
train reaohed Holyhead about two o'clock.
It was a typical British October morning,
dark, dismal, wet, cold, hazy. Notwith
standing the unfavorable surroundings,
eager groups of people had collected on
the qunv to watch the transference of the
coffin from the train to the mail boat. The
case in which the coffin had been placed
was borne upon the shoulders of seamen to
the steamer. The Parnellites followed
next behind. Bobs were distiotly audible
as the procession filed down the
double gangway to the ship. The
coffin was deposited in an inclosure spe
cinlly fitted up,for its reception, and here
faithful followers of the dead chief kept
watch throughout the voyage across the
channel, relieving one another at regularly
stated intervals. Amongst those who
kept guard were the lord mayor of Dublin,
High Sheriff Meade and Mr. Parnell,
brother of the deceased. The journey
across was eventless, the boat making the
passage in a gale of wind and through tor
rents of rain.
At Kingstown a crowd had collected to re
ceive the remains on Irish soil. Conspicu
ons among those present were followers of
Mr. Parnell, Richard Power, Dr. Joseph E.
Kenny, J. Lawrence Carel, James J. Dal
ton, T. lochefort Maguire, John C. Clancy,
Wm. J. Corbet, Col. John P. Nolan, Pat
rick O'Brien. These, with members of the
house of commons, who followed the body
from London, and the Kingstown delega
tion, comprised nearly all the
parliamentary adherents of Mr. Par
nell. All gathered around the
coffin in absolute silence, which was un
broken even be the exchange of friendly
greetings until after the transference of the
body into the railway carriage. The short
distance was soon made, the train arriving
at Dublin station at 7:80, A vast but silent
crowd, with uncovered heads, awaited the
train as it rolled into the station. Timothy
Harrington, member of parliament for
Dublin harbor, and Dr. Hackett, who
attended Parnell when his eyes were injured
in Kilkenny, as well as other notables, here
joined the swelling funeral procession.
Conspicuous in front of the dense mass of
people were members of the Gallic Athletic
association, with the hurlers used in their
sports, all draped with black crape caught
up with green ribbon. Representatives of
different branches of the league wore black
badges, upon which were printed the dying
words of the statesman, "Give my love to
my colleagues and the Irish nation."
On being removed from the train the
colffin was lifted into a hearse. Floral
tributes literally covered the top of the
hearse and were piled around the coffin.
These, after they had been put aside, were
eagerly seized upon by the crowd, broken
into small pieces and kent as mementoes of
the sad occasion. As the hearse moved
from the station a body of police formedin
front of the procession. The band of the
Workingmen's union followed directly be
hind the police escort and played the Dead
March in Saul. Then came the Gallic Ath
letic association with hurlers reversed, re
seambling a military body at reversed arms,
As the march progressed the crowd grew
denser. The city hall was soon
reached. Its front was covered with
solemn draperies. A violent rain
storm streamed down as the coffin
was borne into the hall. At 10 o'clock the
gates were opened, and instantly people
poured into the hall. The body lay in state
in.the council chamber. Photographs were
taken before the public was admitted. The
coffin was placed at the base of O'Connell
statue, and on either side, in bold relief, are
statues of Grattin and Lucas. Conspicuous
on the coffin were three wreaths, from Mrs.
Parnell, a cross, asn anchor and a circle,
with the inscriptions, "My own true love;
best and truest friend, my husband; from
his broken-hearted wife." Inside this in
scription was the following: "My dear love,
my husband, from his heart-broken wife,"
and still within this was, "My dear love,
my husband. my king; from his heart
broken wife." There were also two. lovely
little wreaths from Mrs. Parnell's two
daughters, with the words, "From little
Clare and little Fittie; to our dear mother's
From 10 o'clock to two in the afternoon
a continuous stream of people poured into
the hall. It is estimated that 40,000 people
paid their respects to the illustrious dead.
Nearly all were in deep mourning. Moen
wore black crape interwoven with green
ribbon around the arm. Despite the
drenching rain a large proportion of the
mourners were women.
At 2:45 the procession started, led by the
executive of the leadership committee.
Following came the bier, drawn by six
coal black horses, surrounded by the par
liamentary colleagues of Mr.. Parnell. As
the coffin passed, almost hidden in flowers,
every head in the vast alssemblago was un
covered. Mr. Parnell's favorite horses
followed the bier. Then came
a strong body of Clan-na-Gael,
headed by James Stepihens and John
O'Leary. Prominent among individual
members s. the procession was John O'Con
nor. leadins' the arm the blind member,
MocDonald. '1 hen came carriages contain
ing Mrs. Dickinson, sister of Parnell; Par
nell's brother and sister, and other near
friends. The lord mayor in state, preceded
by the city marshal and sword and mace
bearers was next behind the family car
riages. 'Then followed representatives of
the corporations of the principal Irish
towns, various trade societies, foresters,
home-rulers, private carriages, and citizens
on foot. Just as the procession started the
rain ceased. The scene was most impres
sive. All the windows and housetors
along the line of march were packed with
people. The procession surpassed in point
of numbers anything of the kind ever wit
nessed in Dublin. Throughout the long
route admirable order was kept till the cor
tege came near Gslasnevin.
People began gathering in the cemetery
early in the morning, facing wind and
drenching showers. During the long wait
ing throughout the day crowd on crowd in
spected the turf-lined tomb, guarded by a
single group of police, who had is difficult
task to keep them moving. The grave,
which was some seven feet deep. had been
emt out os an artificialo mond covering the
plot which had long been used to inter the
poorest people. By four o'clock the police
beeame overwhelmed by the ever-lnoreas
ing crowd and by the withdrawal of a por
tion of their force, who went to clear the
way for the funeral at the entrance gates to
the cemetery. When the Airt part of the
procession reached the lower gate at Ave
o'clock it was found impossible to pene
trate the dense masses.' In a struggle with
onlookers the police were obliged to aban
don the attempt to drive them back.
The surging crowd around the gate
seeking to see the cortege met
a great contending wave of others trying to
see. A sceneb of great confusion ensued,
the procession for a time was checked and
thrown into disarray. It was decided to
close the lower gates, and this was effected
amidst great disorder, just as the hearse
reached the spot., The hearse was then
taken to a platform specially constructed
for the purpose in order to enable those in
the procession to tile around and haves full
view of the bier. At six o'clock fast fall
ing dusk found the procession still filing
past. There seemed no likelihood that the
stream of marchers would end till far into
the night, so orders were given to remove
the cofn to the side of the grave. The
body of Cloan-na-gaelsa oceeded in clearing
the way to the grave and formed a circle
within which were grouped the lord mayor
of Dublin, civic dignitaries, Parnell's
colleagues in parliament, and relatives.
The crush was terrible. Darkness had set
in. The noise of shrieking women, the
cries of children and the cries of men,
struggling amid the crush, made inaudible
the voices of the clergy reciting the ritual
e! the Church of England. The first por
tion of tie service had ,been cele
brated at St, Nicholas church,
where the remains tested . twenty
minutes while on the way from the city
hall. At the grave, Rev. Mr. Vincent, of
Rotunda chapel, and Rev. George Fry, of
Manchester, officiated. They were obliged
to cut the services short as the crowd broke
into the protecting circle and was over
whelming the inner group. Some time
after, in dead darkness, when the crowd
had thinned away, the pore intimate
friends again grouped themselves pround
the grave, deposited wreathe thereon and
took a last view of the coffin. The grave
became heaped up with masseb of floral
tributes, one of which was Miss O'Shea's,
overlooked in the description given above.
Apart from the disorder at the cemetery
the day was without incident. Probably
never anywhere was so great a popular
demonstration attended by so little excite
ment. The most of the public houses re
mained closed throughout the day, out of
respect to the dead. The police, unfailingly
obtrusive in Irish public gatherings, were
conspicuously absent. To-night, Sunday
quietness prevails.
League Manifesto.
LONDON, Oct. 11.-The National league of
Great Britain has issued a lengthy mani
festo detailing what the league has done
for the cause of Ireland, reo .ing the result
of Parnell's leadership, at i urging that
the fight for principles advocated by the
deceased leader be kept up.
May Meet for Serious Business.
BERLIN, Oct. 11.-It is reported that Gen.
Count Waldersee, at a recent banquet of
officers of the Ninth army corps, said:
"Possibly we shall meet in the spring for
serious business."
Indulged in by Pat Klllen and Bob
CHI.AGo, Oct. 11.-Eight ears filled with
Sabbath-breakers made a journey on the
.Wisconsin Central tb a convenient spot
and there indulged in a prize fight this
morning. The principals were Pat Killen,
of St Paul, and Bob Ferguson, of Chicago,
the former weighing 195, the latter 198
pounds. Both were in the pink of condi
tion and the fight, while it lasted, was for
blood. Stakes were driven in the turf and
ropes stretched at daybreak. Marquis of
Queensbury rules governed, and the gloves
used were frail affairs. Time was called
about 8 o'clock and the men
proceeded to do battle. Killen, after
sparring a couple of minutes, landed hear
ily on Ferguson's short ribs. The latter
returned the compliment with a terrific
punch on Killen's nose, and thus the fight
ing continued until the end of the sixth
round, when Killen, with several upper cuts
and a straight right-hander, finished his
man. A feature of the fight was the con
tinuous fouling by Killon, who seemed de
termined to do his man by fair means or
foul. His tactics were butting, choking,
and elbow work. Ferguson, seeing what
his man up to, commenced delivering se
vere body blows whenever the menolinched,
but as both men persisted in this unfair
work, the referee permitted the fight to go
on. It may be characterized as a slugging
match, with Killen the.most scientific and
Ferguson the hardest hitter. Killen won
the heavy-weight championship of the
northwest, the $1,000 purse, and three
quarters of the gate receipts.
And Behind Were Debts Aggregating a
Half Million.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 11.-A. Salvador
Maloe, one of the chief promoters of the
great Tehuantepec railroad project, in the
southern part of Mexico, passed through
this city yesterday on his way to New York,
from which city he will proceed directly to
London, where he will hold a conference
with the English capitalists who are asso.
ciated with him in the enterprise. At the
present time the company is decidedly
in an embarrassing condition financially,
and it will be some time before plans for
completing the work can be carried out.
Mr. Malo left the City of Mexico very sud
denly and under somewhat of a cloud on
last Monday, it being alleged that he left
behind an indebtedness of $500,000 which
he contracted individually and as represen
tative of the railroad company. One of the
heaviest claims against him is that of Gee
Shoon and Wee Puck, Chinese contractors,
which is for $8001000. Mr. Walo stated
to-day that with a view of raising the neces
sary cash capital to liquidate this indebted
ness, he makes his hurried visit to London.
Captured the Ciowboy.
GaEAT FALLs, Oct. 1l.-Speooial.]-David
Spencer, the cowboy who, on the 25th ult.,
shot SleepyJim Osborne, has been captured
and is now safely lodged in the Chotcau
county jail. He was seen near the Canadian
line and was captured without any diill
culty. Spencer was captured by Deputy
Moody, of Dawson county, at a ranch in
the vicinity of Malta, from which point he
was conveyed to Glasgow, where Crawford
took charge of him. On being arrested
Spencer made no resistance. It is quite
singular that although two weeks had
elapsed from the time of the shooting until
the capture, Spencer had hardly gotten a
hundred miles from the town where the
shooting occurred. The victim of his mark
manship is still alive.
A Promiaent Engineer.
CHIcAGoo, Oct. 11.-A. It. Carver, aged 45
years, a prominent member of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, died here
this morning of pneumonia. He was the
lirst second grand chief of the irotherhood.
The lRichaiond convention selected him to
settle the famous IBurlington strike after
Arthur, Hlodge and others had failed, arnd
he performed the task in four dave, lie
was at that tims employed by the Houtihern
Paclfic at Oakland, but afterwards moved
to Chicago and became connected with a
railway supply house. After the settlemelnt
of the Burlington strike he was promi
nently mentioned as Chief Arthur's suo
ceuor, but positively declined that honor,
Watterson's Oration at the Banquet
of the Army of the
Held on the Evening After the Un
veiling of the Grant
Rls Toast Was, "The War Is Over-Let Us
Have Peace"-Tribute to
CnroApo, Oct. 11.--The meeting of the
Society of the Army of the Tennessee
closed Thursday night with a splendid ban
quet at the Palmer house, which was
largely attended by many notable gentle
men. Among them were several members
of the society, but who were present to
w tness the unveiling of the equestrian
statue of Gen. Grant in Lincoln Park. To
Mr. Henry Watterson was assigned the
toast, "The War Is Over-Let Us Have
Peace." The noted editor was received
with great applause as he rose to speak.
He spoke substantially as follows:
"I believe that, at this moment, the peo*
ple of the United States are nearer together,
in all that constitutes kindred feeling and
interest, than they have been at any time
since the adoption cf the federal constitu
tion. If it were not so I should hardly ven
ture to come here and talk to you as I am
going to talk to-night. As it is, surrounded
though I be by union soldiers, my bridges
burned and every avenue of escape cut off,
I am not in the least discouraged or
alarmed. On the contrary, I never felt
safer, or happier, or more at home. In
deed, I think that, supported by your pres
ence and sustained by these commissary
stores, I could stand a siege of several
months and hold out against incredible
odds. It is wonderful how circumstances
alter cases, for it was not always so.
"I am one of many witnesses who live to
tell the story of a journey to the moon and
back! It may not be that I have any mar
vels of personal adventure or any prodigies
of individual valor to relate; but I do not
owe my survival to the precaution taken by
a me Inber of the confederate battery com
man led by the brave Captain Howells of
Georgia. It was the habit of this person to
go to the rear whenever the battery got well
under fire. At last Captain Howells called
him up and admonished him that, if the
breach of duty was repeated, he would
shoot him down as he went, without a word.
The reply came on the instant: "That's
all right, cap'n; that's all right; you can
shoot me, but I'll be dadburned if I'm go
ing tp let those Yankees do it!" I st least
gavysa the opportunity ttytry,ýand I am
as.uhyour debtor that, in my case your
markmanship was so defective.
"You have been told that the war is over.
I think that I, myself, have heard that ob
servation. I am glad of it. Roses smell
sweeter than gunpowder-for everyday
uses; the carving-knife is preferable to the
bayonet, or the sabre, and, in a contest for
first choice between cannon-balls and wine
corks, I have a decided prejudice in favor
of the latter!
"TheO war s1 over; and is wen over. uou
reigns and the government at Washington
still lives. I am glad of that. I can con
ceive of nothing worse for ourselves, noth
ing worse for our children, than what
might have been if the war had ended oth
erwise, leaving two exhausted combatants
to become the prey of foreign intervention
and diplomacy, setting the clock of civili
zation back a century and splitting the
noblest of the continents into five or six
weak and warring republics, like those of
South America, to repeat in the New World
the mistakes of the old.
"The war is over, truly: and, let me re
peat, it is well over. If anything was want
ing to proclaim its termination from every
housetop and doorpost in the land, that lit
tle brush we had last spring with Sig. Maca
roni furnished it. As to the touch of an
electric bell, the whole people rallied to the
brave words of the secretary of state, and,
for the moment, sections and parties sunk
out of sight and thought in one overmas
tering sentiment of racehood, manhood and
"I shall not stop to inquiro whether the
war made us better than we were. It cer
tainly made us better acquainted, and, on
the whole, it seems to me that we are none
the worse for that better acquaintance.
The truth is that the trouble between us
weeas never more than skin deep: and the
curious thinig about it is that it was not our
skin, anyhow! It was a black skin, not a
white skin, that brought it about.
"As I see it, our great sectional :contro
versy was, from first to last, the gradual
evolution of a people from darkness to
light, with no charts or maps to guide
them, and no experience to lead the way,
"The framers of our constitution found
themselves unable to fix decisively and to
define accurately the exact relation of the
states to the federal government. On that
point they left what may be described as an
'open clause,' and through that open clause,
as through an open door, the grim spectre
of disunion stalked. It was attendeli on
one hand by African slavery; on the other
hand by sectional jealousy, and between
this trio of evil spirits the household
flower of peace was torn from the lintel
and tossed into the flames of war.
"In the beginning all of us were guilty,
and equally guilty, for African slavery. It
was the good fortune of the north frst to
find out that slave labor was not profitable.
So, very sensibly, it sold its slaves to the
south, which, very disastrously, pursued
the delusion. Time at last has done its
perfect work; the south sees now, as the
north saw before it, that the system of
slavery, as it was maintained by us, was
thI clumsiest and costliest labor system on
earth, and that when we took the field to
fight for it we set out upon a fool's errand.
Under slave labor the yield of cotton never
reached 5,000,000 bales. Under free labo r
it has never fallen below that figure, grad 4.
ally ascending to six and seven, until thi s
year it is about to reach nearly 9,000,000
bales. This tells the whole story. I am
not here to talk polities, of course. Bunt I
put it to you whbthir that is not a pretty
good showing for free black labor, and
whethor, with such n showing, the southern
whites can afford any other than just and
kind treatment to the blacks, without
whom, indeed, the south would be a brier
patch, and half our national gold income a
gaping hole-in-the-ground.
"sentlemen, I beg that you will not be
approhensive. 1 know full well that this is
neither a time nor place for the abstract
economies; and I am not going to aflliot you
with a dissertation upon free trade or free
silver. I came, primarily, to bow my head
and to pay my measure of homage to the
statue that was unveiled to-day. The
career and the nmame which that statue com
mtemorates belong to me no less than to
you. When I followed him to the grave
proud to appear in the obsequies, though as
thie obseurest of those who bore any otfloia I
iart therein-I felt that I was helping to
ur.y ant only a great man, but a true
frio nd, Fromt that day to this the story of
the life and death of Glen. Grant has more
and more impressed and touched me.
"1 never allowed myself to make his ae
quaintan.t until he had quitted the white
house. The period of his political activity
was full of uncouotl and unsparing partisan
contention. It was a kind of civil war. I
had my duty to do, and I did not dare trust
myself to the subduing influence of what I
was sure must follow friendly relations be
tween such a man as hewas and such a man
as I knew myself to be. In this I was not
mistaken, as the sequel proved. I met him
for the first time bsexeath my own vine and
fig tree, and a happy series of accidents
thereafter gave me the opportunity to meet
him often and to know him well. He was
the embodiment of simplocity, integrity
and courage; every inch a general, a soldier
and a man; 4ut in the clroumstances of his
last illness, a figure of heroic proportions
for the contemplation of the ages. I recall
nothing in history as sublime as the spec
tacle of that brave spirit broken in fortune
and in health, with the dread haid of the
dark angel clutched about his throat, stfig
gling with every breadth to hold the clumsy,
unfamiliar weapon with which he sought to
wrest from the ,tws of death a little some
thing for the support of wife and children
when he was gonselt If he had done nothing
else, that would have made his exit from
the world an immortal epicl
"A little while after I came home from
the last scene of all, I found that a wo
man's haind hadcollected the insignia I had
worn in the magnificent, melancholy page
ant-the orders assigning me to duty, and
the funeral scarfs and badges-and had
grouped and framed them; unbidden, si
lently, tenderly; and when I reflected that
the hands that did this were those of it lov
ing southern woman, whose father had fal
len on the confederate side in the battle. I
said: 'The war indeed is over; let us have
peace!' Gentlemen, soldiers, comrades, the
silken folds that twine about us here, for
all their soft and careless grace. are yet as
strong as hooks of steel! They hold to
tether a anited people and a great nation;
for, realizing the truth at last-with no
wounds to be healed and no stings of de
feat to remember-the south says to the
north, as simply and truly as was said
3,000 years ago in that far away meadow
npoz the margin of the mystic sea:
'Whither thou goest, I will go; and whither
thou lodgest, I will lodge; thou people shall
be my people, and thy God my God."'
The Stock Growers Journal Says the Ohey
enne Indians Are Itustlers.
As the stock association has been re
lieved of the necessity of keeping two in
spectors at the stock yards in Chicago, the
attention of the board of stock commis
sioners is called to the condition of things
at the Cheyenne agency. The Indians
there are rustlers, and have for some time
been increasing their horse herds by driv
ina into their bunches horses and colts be
longing to settlers in the im
mediate vicinity of the reservation.
Horses with altered brands are
among their bunches and a very noticeable
thing is the fact that many Indian pony
mares have large American colts tailing
them, the colts being much larger than the
mares. These matters indicate that some
thing is wrong. Last week we called at
tention to the fact that Captain Neate had
recoverect from a bunch of Cheyenne horses,
a mare whose brand, "6," had been changed
by the addition of two lines, into an ante
lope head, which is the Cheyenne. tribal
brand. The use of this general brand
makes it difficult, of course, to find the in
dividual Indians who make these levies
upon the horses of settlers in that
1ieinity. It no doubt will make: ited4t~
apparent'o the board of stock commia
sioners that as the horkemen and settlers
have to pay a tax for tax inspection and in
demnity, some measure of protection should
be granted to horse owners. At this time
the endeavor of the inspectors is directed
to a protection of the cattlemen who only
pay their proportion of the tax as do the
horsemen. It is the duty of the board to
have an inspector stationed at the Cheyenne
agency, for a time at least, so as to get out
of the Indian horse bunches animals that
do not belong there, and to instill into the
Indians a fear of punishment from the fact
that their operations in rustling horses are
being watched by a legally authorized
officer of the law. The settlers who pay
corded them.
The Searchers at Work, but Find no Traces
of McPhee.
The mystery of John McPhee's disap
pearance deepens day by day. Men famil
iar with the country near Elliston have
searched the hills in that vicinity since it
first became known that he was lost, but
have learned nothing that gives the slight
est clue. Over sixty men are engaged in
the search for McPhee, and every bit of
ground is being covered. , One theory is
that he may have fallen into some deep
prospect hole partly filled with water. The
search will be kept up until the scope of
country lying within a large radius of the
Grand Republic mine has been carefully
examined in every spot.
Mlonument to Departed Elks.
ST. Lou.s, Oct. 11.-A monument in Bel
fontain cemetery, to mark the last resting
place of members of the St. Louis Elks'
lodge, was dedicated today with impressive
ceremonies. The knonument is the gift of
Col. John A. Cockerill, of the New York
Advertiser, and represents a beautiful elk.
Delegations from Chicago, Cincinnati, Kan
sas City Hot Springs, Dallas, Tex., Brook
lyn, N. Y., Reading, Pa., Birmingham, Ala.,
New Orleans, Indianapolis, Philadelphia,
Rockford, Springfield and a number of
other cities were present. Gilmore's band
furnished the music. After an address by
Col. Cookerill the monument was accepted
by Exalted Ruler Joy, of St. Louis lodge,
in a neat speech., After unveiling the
statue all joined in singing "Auld Lang
Syne." and the ceremonies closed with
the benediction.
Koptenal Surveys.
General Geo. O. Eaton, surveyor general
for Montana, returned yesterday from the
west. He has been in the Kootoenai country
on a tour of inspection to determine the
advisability with the funds on hand, of
establishing a standard meridan in that
district. Settlers have asked for surveys
and have subscribed the nenessary money
but without a standard meridan the work
is impossible. The cost of the survey for
the establishment of the nmeridan would
not be less than $4,000 or $5,000 at the
expense of the Montana appropriation.
General Eaton will determine soon what
course will be adopted.
A largeo Sunk.
SAULT SmT MAmna, Mich., Oct. 11.-The
steam barge Susan Peck and the schooner
George W. Adams collided while vaissing
through St. George flats, near a buoy and
the barge was sunk. All the crew were
saved. The schooner Adams was consider
ably injured. The Peck was valued at
$1ti,000. The steamer lies across the canal,
comepltly blocking It, and navigation will
be impeded several days,
A Total Wreck.
DEL.AWAR.ev BUlaAwATran, Del., Oct. 11.
U. S. S. . Dspatch is a complete wreck. lHer
back is broken and she is listed off shore
twenty to thirty degrees. Th' life saving
station signalled that no assistanlce could
be rendered. Her crew are all safe at As
satane life station.
Monuinent P'rojleetedl.
C(rloAoo, Oct. 11.-At a mass meeting of
Danish citizens today, arrangements were
made and a fund started forothe erection of
a states of Hans Christian Anderson in
Lincoln park.
The President Openly Angling for
the Support of the Hawkeye
Likewise He Is Striving Hard t
Capture Blaine's Partisans and
Selfish Policy Alone Will Control the Ap
polntments to Be Made to the Cab
fent Vacanoies.
Wkasnmolroir, Oat. 11.-Chairman Clark.
son, of the republican national committee,
is here to talk with the president and other
members of the administration, and also
with SJenator Quay and Col. Dudley about
the next national convention. Clarkson,
Quay and Dudley want the convention held
in May, and would probably prefer Chi
cago. The oresident is said to have no ob
jection to Chicago, but to prefer Washing
ton, and a later month than May.
However, he is more concerned
about the candidate than the
convention. He is doing everything in his
power to win support from all quarters,
taking advantage of Blaine's inactivity to
try to capture his friends. The president,
is continuing with Clarkson the work he b.s
gan at Cape May. As soon as he heard that
Clarkeon had arrived, he invited him and
Mrs. Clarkson to dine at the White house.
After an agreeable dinner the president
and Clarkson had a comfortable talk.
Clarkson's position seems to be that if
Blaine cannot be the candidate he might
support Harrison. He would accept a cabi
net portfolio under a new administration.
whether Blaine or Harrison was at the
head of it.
It is believed now that from this time un
til the meeting of the convention the preai
dent will devote himself assiduously to
strengthening himself in those localities
where Blaine has the strongest hold upon
the people, believing that it he can get sup
port from one or more of the Blaine
strongholds everything else will fall natur
ally his way. He had a little experience of
this sort at the last national convention.
When the California delegation voted for
him the rest all came tumbling.
The two cabinet appointments that the
president will soon have will be used to
strengthen him. These and other appoint
ments will be dealt out on the Pacific coast
and New England to advantage. Circum
stances may arise which will make the
,president want Mr. Miller to remain in the
cabinet, and of course if he should the at
torney general would conform himse.i to
the president's interests. But the present
expectation of both the president and
Miller are that the latter will. ritisq f "
the cabinet 'o go on the bench." I is
believed then that a California man, prob-.
ably Estee, and Gov. Cheney, of New
Hampshire, will be appointed to the cabi
net vacancies. It is urged by Senator
Chandler that the appointment of Cheney
would greatly assist him in his work for the
president in New England, and that Seore
tary Proctor is of the same opinion. If the
president can secure the California delega
tion in return for a cabinet position it will
be regarded by his friends as a very good
Wanamaker, who was somewhat put out
at having to exert himself to prevent Quay's
convention from nominating Blaine and to
get it to indorse Harrison, is working hard
to convert the senator to the president's
cause. Whether he will succeed or not re
mains to be seen, but it is doubtful.
Report on West Point.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11.-The secretary of
war has received the report of the board of
visitors to West Point Military academy.
It is a lengthy document, and treats sub-..
jects discussed in a novel and striking
manner. Among the subjects dealt with
is whether or not the strength of the corps
of cadets should be increased, the board
recommending that two additional cadets
be selected from each state at large
by the senators of such state,
and that the president be authorized to
nominate twenty from thecountry at large.
The board- calls attention to the mefficienoy
of the present preliminary examinations,
strongly condemns the practice of filling
professorships at the academy entirely with
army officers; deplores the fact that while
cadets are fairly instructed in all field
movements certain details are omitted, such
as the care of horses, etc.; calls attention
to the lack of arms and equipment for field
exercises, and particularly the need for
modern ordnances.
By the Force of a Tremendous Eartlh
NAPA, Cal,, Oct. 11--The heaviest earth
quake shock ever felt here was experienced
at 10 o'clock to-night. People rushed into
the streets in their night clothes in
great exoitement. Several buildings
were shattered, others being badly shaken.
Bottles in drug stores were thrown to the
floor. The Masonic temple, aflue building,
was shattered. At the state insane asylum
patients became almost uncontrollable. It
is reported the building was cracked and
other damage done.
Lasted Half a Minute.
BAN Fajicisco, Oct. 11.-A severe earth
quake shook occurred here at 10:27 to-night.
It lasted fully half a minute and was the
most severe ever experienced in this city for
a long time. So far as known no serious
damage was done.
McGlynn Talks of the Pope.
Nea YORK,. Oct. 11.--Rev. Dr. McGlynn
opened a series of Sunday. night lectures at
Cooper union to-night by a talk of the
pope, lie said the time might come when
"we will have a democratic pope who will
walk down Broadway with a stove-pipe
hat." Personally he said he had been
emancipated from diplomatio relations
with the pope and was consequently com
potent to give unprejudiced advice. lie ad
vised him not to listen to the flattery of
such men as Archbishop Corrigan, who
while assuring him that he was the greatest
pope that over lived, were getting ready to
assure the next one that he is greater than
all predecessres. In the language of New
Yorgers such flattery was "taffy." Ha
commiserated the pope on approachlng
senility and wound up by saying, "Iolt
father. I am ashamed of you,"
The Train Broke.
Povouxuxsart , Oct. 11.-Early this mora*
ing a freight train broke in two near Hyt d
Park and a way freight following, crahet
into the latter half of it. George M .o "
engineer of the way freight, atd .Al
fireman, junmped before the ooul p O
curred. Imall wm a instantly kll
Munger badly hjirt, but not fataltle .T ·
Crookman, braoeman n the w
was killed and a bpkeman oAl We
freight was also kiled.

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