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VOL XXXIE-NO 81D HELENA, MONTANA, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1891. PRICE$ fIYS 0Z:4
'Ts an Ill Wind
That Blows no Good.
Assignee's Sale
OF THE
Harris Bros.' Stock.
Commencing Saturday morn
ing and continuing until further
notice, the entire stock of Cloth
ing, Furnishings, Hats, Etc., will
be sold without reserve.
MOSES MORRIS,
Assignee.
Inventory is now being taken
and at 9 a. m. Saturday mornidg
the doors will be thrown open
and the sale will commence.
The stock is so well known to
the general public that com
meutary upon its merits might be
sul erfluous, but a few of the
specialties are especially deserv
ing of mention.
XMAS OFFERINGS.
Now that the festive season is
approaching It might be a good
idea to see what is in this great
stock before purchasing else
where.
What so nice for a Santa Claus
donation as a Dressing Gown, a
Smoking Jacket, or one of those
comfortable lounging House
Coats?
What is more desirable than
one of the Bath Rabes, cut in
price, but advanced in value.
What as tasty as the line of
Mufflers, value $2 to $20o, but cut
-oh, my!
What as pretty as some silk
web and fancy suspenders, or
some of our fancy night robes,
initial handkerchiefs-linen and
silk-those elegant puff scarfs, or
any one of a hundred different
novelties you can see in the ele
gant stock.
Assignee's Sale
OF THE
Harris Bros.' Stock
CHILDREN'S DEP'T.
The Harris Bros. were always
known as carrying the nobbiest
and finest line of children's wear
in the market. It is still large and
in good shape. Pretty styles are
in abundance and a more sug
gestive Xmas offering can scarce
ly be conceived, particularly
when you see how cheap they
will go. Plenty of overcoats,
with nice long capes, kilt style.
They're awful pretty and price
cut in half.
Assignee's Sale
OF THE
Harris Bros.' Stock
Ladies will probably be inter
ested in knowing that the sale
will include those elegant flannels
we have been using in the manu
facture of shirts. They make
elegant waists for ladies. They
make elegant infants' wear; and
many other garments that can
please the eye. There are plain
and silk stripe flannels, about the
prettiest line ever shown in the
city. A' full line of piques, such
as are used in shirt fronts. A
full line of Spanish linens, Madras
cloths, cheviots, pongees and
Tapanese silks.
YOU WILL FIND
Bargains, NoQelties,
Beauties,
AT THE
Assignee's Sale
OF THE
Harris BrIs:' Stock,
119--121 North Main St.,
MOSES MORRIS,
ASSIGNEE.
I-FAVOR OF THE MINERS,
A Deoision by Commissioner Carter
in Line With the Depart.
ment's Ruling.
Unwonted Activity Around the
Naval Department and Among
the OfBoere.
In Time of Peace They Are Preparing for
War-The San Francisco's War
Equipment,
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.-[Speelal.1-Com
missioner Carter to-day decided an impor
tant mineral case arising from a dispute
over a claim on Lump Gulch creek. The
mining claimants are represented by
Thomas O'Connor, and the Northern Pa
oflc railroad and the state of Montana are
defendants. The state's interests are upon
section 10, set apart for school lands, and
the railroads interests are upon the odd
numbered sections within its grant. The
miners have expended $18,000 in opening
up and prospecting on this particular
claim, and the commissioser holds that it
is beyonzd question mineral land and that
the selections by the state and the railroad
must be rejected. This decision is in line
with a number of previous decisions made
by the commispioner and the interior de
partment. The principle involved is one of
great interest to the entire state of Mon
tana, and there is now pending in the su
preme court a case which will settle the
legality of the decisions. If against the
railroad, then the decisions will be sus
tained, but if in its favor, they will be re
versed and all mineral lands in Montana
and Idaho which were not discovered or
found to be mineral prior to 1864 will be
declared to be the property of the company
if located on odd numbered sectibns.
IN THE WAR OFFICES.
Secretary Tracy's Department Presented a
Busy Appearance.
WASHinGTON, Dec. 28.-Secretary Tracy's
office presented a busy scene this morn
ing. Within an hour he saw Senator Alli
son, chairman of the senate committee on
appropriations; Senator Cameron, chair
man of the committee on naval affairs; Sen
ator Butler, a member of the same commit
tee; Senators Frye and Halo, Chief Con
structor Wilson; Engineer Melville; Capt.
Phillips, who is to command the new
cruiser New York; Lieut. Mason, executive
officer of the same vessel; Commodore Fol
ner, chief of the ordnance department;
Commander Chadwick, and lastly Charles
Cramp, ship builder. Notwithstanding
this sign of official activity and the reports
printed of unusual work atithe navy yards,
the officials of the navy department deny
that there is the least speck of a war cloud
in the dinlomatic horizon.
Assistant Seoretary Soley said he had al
ready expressed his views as to the navy
yard work. When asked where the San
Francisco was bound, he declined to give a
definite answer, but when it was remarked
that the last time she went our for "gun
practice," as reported by the department,
she wee next heard of at Valvaraiso, he
said the vessel had no orders for Chili. A
naval officer, who should know, when asked
if the cruiser was hound for Acupnlco, re
plied that she would not go as far south as
Mexico. He also stated the Baltimore was
now probably north of Panama on her way
to San Francisco.
Commodore Folger, chief of the ord
nance bureau, adds to the general denials
by stating that there was no unusual ac
tivity at the naval gun factory. Cramp
also insisted that his force was not working
faster nor longer than usual. He said he
han received no instructions from the de
partment to hurry the work on the naval
vessels now building at his yards.
Commodore Wilson, chief constructor,
had gone over to Philadelphia to inspect
the progress of naval work, and on Satur
day he had not found a single man of the
three thousand employes at work. More
over Cramp did not believe half his force
were at work to-day, as they were keeping
the holiday season.
At the department of state matters
moved along in the usual serene fashion
and there is no trace of warlike excite
ment. The officials say nothing has been
heard from Minister Egan since the 23rd
inst. Why he did not attend President
Montt's inauguration taturday they did
not know, and doubted the correctness of
the report to that effect.
At the war department neither Acting
Secretary Grant nor Major General Scho
field, who would certainly be in a position
to know, had any information as to the in
tion to appoint Gen. Miles to the command
of the army in case of war with Chili. In
fact, the only sign of warlike preparation
visible at the executive departments is in
the orders issued Saturday for the imme
diate preparation of the new twelve-inch
gun just completed at the navy yard heto,
for transportation to California, together
with 4,0001 pounds of powder and 11,000
shells.
Senor Montt, the Chilian minister, called
at the department of state at noon and
hand an interview with Secretary Blaine
for half an hour.
It was impossible to get more than a hint
of what passed between the secretary and
minister during the interview, but that is
probably sufficient to warrant the Supposi
tion that matters are not proceeding in a
manner as satisfactory to the government
of the United States as could be desired.
Notwithstanding the fact that Sec:etary
Blaine is now dealing almost entirely di
rectly with the Chtilian minister, instead,
of with his government, through the in
tervenition of Minister Egan it does not ap
pear that the result has been a saving of
time, and there is reason to suspeet that
the secretary is chafing at the delay he en
counters in securing final response to the
representations made by this government
concerning the attack upon the Baltimore's
meIn.
During the afternoon Representatives
Dodge and lonutelle called at the navy de
partment. T'hey are both republican mem
hers of the house committee on naval af
fairs, the chairman of which, RIspesenta
tive tlerbert, is absent from the city. Unless
the house of representatives recurs to the old
Randall rules, the naval committee will re
tain in its charge all matters relating to ap
propriations, for the naval service, while in
the senate counut rent action of the commit- 1
too on appropriations and the committee on
naval affairs is usually necessary to secure
provision for any navy expenditures.
Secretary Tracy. has been in cormunica- 1
Stion with members of eadh.of these conm
mittees during the day, but with what pur
pose is not definitely known. An officer of r
the department, speaking of these consul- a
tationP, said: "It means just this, that we
are abiding by George Wa shingtom's max
irn, 'In time of peace prepare for war.' We
don't believe there will be war, but if the
administration failed to exeocle all of its
power in the matter of preparationit would
be open to severe criticism if hostilities ao- 1
tually ensue." ]
Netws reached the navy department this
afternoon thitt the steamer San Francisco a
ihad arrivud at San )liogo, Cal., and was at 1
inobor in the harbor. It was rumored that
she would await the Charleston at that (
place and transfer to the latter vessel car,
tain monitions of war which she carried
from San Francisco.
Ammunition to Spare.
SBA DrEoo, Cal., Dec. 28.--The United
States steamship San Francisco, which left
San Francisco Saturday, arrived here this
morning. Admiral Brown said: "We shall
stay here in San Diego harbor until the sec
retary of the navy orders us away. 'The
ship is equipped for a three rears' cruise
andwe have 100 rounds of ammunition for
each gun. Besides this, we have 800 or 40C
for other ships."
"What other ships?" was asked.
"Well, we may meet son.e other ships
that will want some ammunition," was the
answer. From other sources it is inferred
that the Charleston, now on her way from
Honolulu to Acupulco, is to meet the San
FPancisco here and take on extra ammuni
tion. The Baltimore is also coming north
from Chilian waters, and may want ammu
nition. While the officers refuse to state
their future plans, it is easy to learn that
the vessel is ready for any emergency.
Will Employ All Available Troops.
WAesmnroTN,Dec. 28.-Acting Secretary
Grant said to-day that he regarded the sit
uation on the Mexican frontier as serious,
and the war department was exerting itself
to prevent further violation of the neutral
ity laws by Garza's band of revolutionists.
if necessary to prevent these men crossing
backward and forward between Mexico and
the United States the entire military force
under Gen. Stanley's command will be dis
tributed along the north bank of the Itio
Grande. It is said at the war department
that Garza's movement is gaining in
strength notwithstanding the efforts of the
United States and Mexican troops to re
strain it, in as much as the Rio Grande is
fordable seven months in the year and the
revolutionists have'many friends on each
side of the river who keep them advised
promptly of every move of the government
forces, the task beforeGen. Stanley's troops
of preventing them from crossing is very
difficult.
Ratifled by All but the United States.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 28.-M. LeGhait, the
Belgian minister, has received a cablegram
announcing that the Brussels anti-slave
trade convention was ratified by the F'rench
senate yesterday. The chamber of depu
ties took similar action on the 24th inst.
Eighteen powers were represented in the
Brussels conference and the adhesion of all
is requisite to render this "acte generale"
effective. France makes the seventeenth
nation that has ratified the convention,
leaving only the United States to determine
whether it shall become operative.
Foster at His Desk.
WAsHI.aoTN, Dec. 28.-Secretary. Foster
spent a short time at his office this after
noon for the first time since Nov. 17, when
he was taken ill in New York. He looked a
trifle thinner and paler than when last on
duty, but said he was feeling all right
again. He will not take active charge of
the business of the department for seyeral
days yet.
THOUGHT IT WAS THE LOCAL.
But It Was the Express-The Brakeman's
ttatem ent.
POUGOrHEEPSIE, N. Y., Dec. 28.-Timothy
Herrick, father of Albert Herrick, the fugi
tive New York Central brakeman, saw his
son in New York Saturday and had a long
talk with him. He said he urged his son to
go to the railroad officials and tell his story,
but he would not do so because of the ex
cited state of public feeling. Then the
father got him to make a written statement,
which was sent to superintendent McCoy
to-day. In it young Herrick says that when
his train slowed up, but while yet moving,
he dropped off and placed his torpedoes on
the rail, then ran back to the train, which
was still moving, but as it slowed up more
he took his lights and started down the
track to stop the Croton local, then nearly
due. When half way down he placed one
terpedo on the rail and then walked tn to
the station. When he got there he olaced
his light on the platform, the red light
showing south, and went in to ask how the
local was. The agent did not know and
Berrick eat down and remained there from
three to five minutes, when he heard the
train coming, and started for the door,
believing it to be the local. As soon as he
saw the train he knew it was the express.
He grabbed up his light and tried to attract
the engineer's attention, but it was too late.
He followed on up the track and soon met
a man who to d him about the wreck. He
did not deem it prudent to go to the wreck,
so he turned about and came to New York.
He adds that he fully realizes the awfnul
position he is placed in, and can only say
that he felt sure the train to come first was
the local.
Love Flnds a IVay.
YANETON, S. Dak., Dec. 28.-A. M. Phil
lips and Millie Burns, of Coleridge, Neb.,
had a difficult time and visited three states
before they were mars ted. The couple first
went to Harrington to be united, but the
bride was too young to meet the require
ments of the Nebraska law. On Sunday
they started for Yankton, they being as
sured that they would meet with no obsta
cles in a state where it is so easy to sever
the marriace relations. Ar ived nt
the Missouri river, they found the
bridge had been washed out only
an hour before. It was night before they
finally found a boatmnn to take them to
the South DakotA bank, where they found
themo elves miles abhove the town in a wil
low thicket. Late at night they reaohed
town, and were obliged to wait till morning
before calling on a justice of the peace.
On Monday they learned to their disgust
that the laws of South I)akota, although
more liberal than those of Nebraska, did
not sanction the msalringe of one so youngu
as the would-be bride. LThey were advised
to go to Iown, which they did, anud there
met with better success.
Mlnst Complete tie Engagelument.
New Yonm, Dec. 28.-An interlocutoryde.
ores was made to-day overruling the de
murrer in the suit of N. N. Darling against
]Benjamin F.liutler, of Lowell. Mass. Dar -
ling made an arrangement with others for a
tract of land in New Mexico of 2'7,021' acres
and was individually interested in 141,.t17
noles. General Butler agreed to purchase
Darling's interest for $70,000 and ranvmeuts
were made by 'him imuounting to $11,0157.
These payments the judge holds to be a sul
ficient part performance in equity and ap
pears to require the performance to be com
pleted.
Iurned the Scenes of a Mullrder.
A vacant house at Deer Lodge was
burned on Sunday. The fire was undoubt
edly inoendiary. ''he house was oooupied
by a woman of the town until about three
years ago, when she was killed by a half
breed who was living with her. 'ita man
afterwards killed himself. The house baa
not been occupied sines, though it was fur
nished. The fire destroyed the building
and nearly all the furniture.
A French Investigator.
New Yotar, Dec. 28.-Paul l)rieehaud,'
deputy of the department of Eure-Estlolre,
Paris, arrived to-day onl the steamship La
Champagne. He was appointed by the
French government to Investigate the social
questions and condition of the working
men of this contry. He will meet Powderly
and other labor leaders, and will visit anlti.
more, Philadelphia, Boston, hicagno, New
Orleans and Ban Fraalnsco.
CHIEF TOPIC DISCUSSED.
It Was the Appearance of Blaine
at the Funeral of Mr.
Plumb.
The Premier Looked Older, Thin
ner and prayer Than
Ever Before,
Hlls Fae ms Impassive as Ever, but He
Certainly Appeared to lie in
Poor Health.
WASHINaTON, Do0. 2n.-'The chief politi
cal topic on the floor and in the galleries of
the senate chamber on a recent afternoon
was not Speaker Crisp and his committees
and his policies (although he was con
spicuous sitting for the first time at the
side of the vice president and MoMillin and
Springer, his two leaders, were conspiou
ous on the floor), but the relations between
Blaine and Harrison, and incidentally the
personal appearance of IBlaine.
When the president and his oabinet-or
rather three of the secretaries and the as
sistant secretaries representing the rest
appeared at the entrance and everybody
arose, it was observed that Blaine's left
hand just rested in the president's right
arm, and that the president seemed to be
much more anxious to sunport the secre
tary than the secretary seemed gnxious to
be supported.
As they moved slowly down the main
aisle toward the big, red stuffed chairs re
served for them, on the right of the presid
ing officer, in front of the desk, Blaine
seemed to everybody to look older, thinner
and grayer than at any time since his re
turn to Washington.
After they were all seated Harrison half
turned his back to Blaine, who sat next to
him on his left, and neither spoke to the
other during the pause before the proceed
ings began. Neither seemed to be in a
talkative mood, although Blaine responded
to somoe questions which Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker, who sat next to him, ad
dressed to him.
During the half hour that they were sit
ting there Blaine's face was carefully
studied by everybody in the chamber who
could see him. It was as impassive as it
always is when he does not want it to be
otherwise; but there can be no doubt that
he looked worse than he has been looking
recently. It was commented upon by
everybody-by his friends regretfully, and
by the friends of Harrison with something
that was not regret.
The fact is that Blaine, who is always
startled when any prominent public man
dies, because it brings home the fact of
death so stiongly to limself, was particu
larly shocked and esh en by the sudden
ness with which Fena r Plumb departed.
He knew Plumb vesr~welt end saw him
quite frequefitly, and .rhough he had prob
ably heard him speak about the change in
his physical condition, he still regarded
Plumb as one of the most vigorous men in
public life and as likely to outlive him by
many years.
Everyone who knows how sensitive Blaine
is about death will realize how the shock of
Plumb's sudden taking off would affect his
health.
The hopes of the Harrisonians as to the
formal withdrawal by Blaine from the
Presidential race were raised, again, in
spite of the fact that President Harrison
had not had one syllable of intimatiom
from Secretary Blaine which would warrant
such a hope.
Harrison's own idea, it is said, is that he
will have to wait for declaration of inten
tions until Blaine makes his speech at the
Merchant's Association dinner at Boston
next month. He still expects that Blaine
will withdraw-either on account of his
health or because he thinks he cannot be
elected.
TO SUPPRESS GARZA.
The Efforts of Two (Governments eling
Exerted.
NEw OnLEANS, Dec. 28.-The Picayune's
San Antonio special says the revolutionary
outbreak of Garza on the border has
reached.the stage of inspiring both govern
ments, the United States and Mexico, to
exert every means for its suppression.
General btanley, commanding the de
partment of Texas, received orders from
Washington to do his utmost to ran down
Garza's men and prevent further violation
of the neutrality laws, as well as to bring
revolutionists to account for their political
crimeaniid the shedding of the blood of
American soldiers. This vigilance is sup
plemented by activity on the
part of the state rangers, who
are also in the field. The following tele
gram was received hire to-day: Fort Ring
gold, Tex., Dec. 28.-Assistant adjutant
general, San Antonio: Courier from Hlar
die. at Salieno, repolts he has with him
two Mexicans who know all the rancheos
and people up there nsuspected of complicity
in the recent attacks on Mexican terri
tory. Will search Salieno and adjacent
ranches. Langhorne left at utiduight with
twenty men to look for the band said to he
skulking in the vicinity of Havana. Have
two small dotachments. ,ut in the vicinity
of Perluto Rancho Saleyno.
(Signed) Joins G. llOUnrE,
Cantain Third cavalry.
The Mexican consul here is in receipt
of a number of telegrams from the
Mexican authorities on the frontier which
aslow the whereabouts of the revolutionists,
iand which he has refeired to GeO. Stanley.
If mobilized, Garznas forces would boe no in
considerable force, and there is much more
symUathy with hint in Mexico than dare be
admitted.
T'he Nigara Tunnel.
NtiAoAA FAILs, N. Y., Dec. 28.-Thursday
afternoon the heldings were started front
the portal and west from shaft No. 1 when
the tunnel work met. The distance excan
vated through solid took below the surface
200) feet is 2,480 feet. 1 he time that has
elapsed since the tirst sod was turned is one
year. two months and twenty days. Other
headings are expected to meet on Jan. 28t,
18192. The total number of feat of the first
section of the tunnel is about 0,000 feet. It
is expected that by February a start at lin
ing the hole will be made.
Scaulon's Minda Wreck.
NEW YOIK, Dec. 28.-The condition of W.
J. Seanlon is practically unchanged to
night. His manager, August 1'itou, be
lihves his mind is hopelessly wrecked.
SPAItIS FROM TI.lE \VWtIIES.
The death of Wil. J. Soanlon, the actor,
Is but a few hours oft.
Efdward J. Traey has been appointed
treasurer of Florida, vice F. J. Pond, de
ceased.
J. Ii. Miller, colored, of Des Moines, Ia.,
killed Ada Lewis antd committed suicide.
Jealousy.
Gov. Itussell, of Massachusetts, has re
fused to pardon James Dunlop, the North
ampton bank robber,.
OUTII1D THE UItITISIERIt.
Amerlcan Trftmen Ocet Several Thorough
lbrelds at G(ood Figures.
L ONWO, D])e. 2..--The London corre
spondent of the New York World cables
that paper as follows: Nearly $200,000 was
spent at Newmarket last week for brood
mares to take to America. One buyer
named W. Easton, who is said to represent
two wealthy New Yorkers, spent at least
$70,000 in bids ranging from $175 to $01,.00
for a single horse. Marcus Daly, from
Montana, who is said to represent J. B.
tisagin's interests, seont even more than
Mr. Easton. 'Ihis has been the largest and
most successful sale of racing stock ever
known in England. Both German and
French stables were also largely repre
sented. The British turfmnen, headed by
Blundell Maple, fought lhard to prevent any
of St. Simron's get leaving the country, but
nevertheless Mr. Easton outbid hum in two
instances and succeeded in purchasing
two pure St. Simon's breed for
America. Easton's most important
purchase were two two-year-olds,
St. Simon's get from the Duke of Port
land's stud. One was Katherine, by St.
Simon, out of Muirninn, by Scottish Chief,
for 1.300 guineas, and tihe other was Cit
ronelln, by ,bt. Simon, out of Marqueess, by
Blair Athol, for 520 guineas. Easton also
gave $5,000 f~r toyal Nun, by Hermit, out
of Princess, and $4,000 for Dancing Water,
by Isonomy, out of Pretty Dance. Easton
pot a fine bargain in Cinderella, by Hermit,
out of Mazurka, for $3,000. Marcus Daly's
most important purchase, presumably for
Mr. Haggin, was Isis, by Bend Or. out of
ihotover, for which he paid $5,000. Daly
also gave the same price for The'l' Task and
for the Countess Terry. Blundel Maple
bought Rosamonde, by Hermit, out of En
guerrande, the property of the late W. L.
Scott, of America, for $8,000.
Extent of the Scandal.
ST. T T iETERsUlrO, Dec 28.-The scandal
arising from the discovery of adulterated
flour here is liable to make trouble for a
number of people. l'he consignment com
prised 300,000 poods (7,800,000 English
pounds) of barley flour, purchased from
dealers in Liban, with the view of regu
lating the price of wheat in the St. Peters
burg market, as wall as to afford relief to
the famine sufferers. Investigation proved
that the entire consignment was adulter
ated with chalk dust and other substances.
They comprised such a large proportion of
the consignment that use of tile alleged floor
would constitute a very dangerous menace
to the health, if not to the lives, of those
who partook of it. In speaking of the gi
gantic fraud, the Novae Vremya remarked
that if such frauds can be perpetrated in
the capital of the empire the appalling ac
counts of similar crimes in famine-stricken
provinces cannot be exaggerated.
The Spontaneous Frenchmen.
PA$is, Dec. 28.-In tho deputies to-day
Ribot said the difficulty with Bulgaria was
now in the hands of the porte, who bad de
manded of that country an explanation.
Millevoye expressed regret that diplomatic
action was transferred from Sofia to Con
stantinople. Maillefeu held the affair much
exaggerated. Unlgaria aimed at freedom,
and her ministry had committed neither
atrocities nor acts of violence. Millevoye
protested that Maillefeou spoke contrary to
what was known to be the truth. Maillefeu
shouted: "You are not in your right
senses!" A tumult ensued. The president
had repeatedly to call for order before the
uproar subsided. After the sitting Mille
voye sent seconds to Maillefeu.
A Prelate's Disgrace.
ROME, Dee. 28.-The deposition of Mana
ger Folchi from the position of prelate and
vice camerlingie of the apostolic chamber,
is considered an evident sign of the inex
actitude of the past administration. This
degradation is the result of the report of
the commissioner the cardinals appointed
to inquire into the financial position of the
holy see. The administration of Peter's
pence and of vatican finances will hence
forth be entrusted to a commission of seven
cardinals. The deficit brought about
through the mismanagement of Folchi
amounts to between 18,000,000 and 23,000,
000 lire.
Belle Bilton's Babies.
LONDoN, Dec. 28.-Belle Bilton, Countess
Clancarty, is the mother of a pair of bounc
ing babies. These births amply provide
for the direct succession to the earldom of
Clancarty and several other titles which be
long to the holder of that earldom. It is
believed the event will lend to a complete
reunion of family relations, which were
badly strained by the marriage of the pres
ent earl, who was then Viscount Daunlo,
to the well known concert hall singer.
One Alone Escaped.
I'Ans, Dec. 28.-An account of the wreck
and loss of life has been received from Ar
cachon, a fisheries port thirty-five miles
from Bordeaux. The French steamer Alba
tross, engaged in oysterlishery at Arcachon,
was wrecked and eleven of her crew, in fact
the whole crew with tihe exception of one
man, drowned.
The Sp:anish Tariff.
MAnuan, Dec. 28.-The cabinet finally
adopted the new tariff to-day. The meas
ure includes provision for the imnosition
of minimum duties on imports from coun
tries having treaties with Spain and the
placing of maximum rates on imports from
other countries. The dut-y on cork is
raised.
A Conlprserrr Dead.
LONnoN, 1)ec. 28.-Alfred Cellior, the
composer, is dead. He had been suffering
from the inlluenza for two weeks and was
unable to finish the orehestration of "'The
Mountobank." a comic opera, the joint
work of himself and W. S. Gilbert, ýi time
for production at the data first set.
All Airiclan ESxpledliton.l
lAnms, D)ec. 28.--lelsrr states that De
1lreazz, at the head of an rxpodition of
1,200) pLersoie, (.00 being Honegal troops, and
thirty lEurolperans, with plenty of provisions
anid firearms, left Libreville, in the French
Congo colony, on Nov. 7, for the purpose of
marching to Lake Tchead,
TIheo Iowtly South.
SAN ANToNIO, 'TOx., I)ec. 28.-half a
dozen cowboys took possessipn of the south
bound passenger train on the International
.& G(treat Northern railroad, forty miles
north of here. 'lhev boarded the train at
luida station, and their first seat was to
force a (liicengo drurnmnor off the moving
train because he wore a red cravat and a
high silk hat. 'They thethen made a number
of young ýrdies in the Pullman coach sing
for them. enforcing all denrruds with
drawn pistols. 'LucThey ruled the train for
twenty miles, when they stopped off at a
way station.
A Vileo heoundlol.
IT''r·'esnuia, I'a., Dee. 28.-Illnirsvillo is
excited over the discovery that Prof. Enuis,
for tell years snperintoudent of schools, had
been demruorrliaing boys and polluting their
iorale. Eight or ten of the largest pupils
before the board inmade thie most startling
revelations. hEnnia was arrested, but was
afterwards released, rind lihas gon west.
IBefore leaving he urade a written confes
slolr, prayinLg for leniency. Enuis is 1r4
years of age, and has always been proui
nent in church and social circles.
EDUCAIOAS IN SESSION,
Prospects of a Successful Meeting
of the State Teachers'
Association.
A Surprisingly Excellent Display
Made of the Work of
the Scohools.
The Hlelena Exhibit a Very Notable One
Others baserving Hillgh Praise
Other f.iate News.
BJozrMA,. D)e. 2S.--I Special. -'rThe Mon
tana state teachers' association will be in
session during the last four days of this
month, and from to-day's arrivals it seems
that there will be a very large reprcsenta
tion. At the present writing, in addition
to W. W. Wylie, principal of Bozeman
academy, Mrs. Mary Reeves, county super
intendent of schools, and Prof. W. i. liar
mon, principal of the Bozeman schools, the
following principals and superintendents
are present: Ioeaverhead county, E. A.
Steere, principal ])illon schools; CaRcade
county, C. W. Danks, superintendent, Great
Falls; Custer county, L. A. Ostein, superin
tendent, Mik CGy; Deer JLodge, Arthur
L. Stone. superintendent, Anaconda, who is
also president of the association, and
James Reid, president of Deer Lodge col
loge; Lewis and Clarke county, it. G.
Young, pt incipal teacher of the Helena dia
trict schools; S. A. Merritt, principal of the
Helena high school: Missoula, Harriet
Hord, county superintendent, J. M. Hamil
ton. superintendent Missoula city schools;
Madison county, P. J. Davies, of Pony;
Park county, H. C. Ostein, superintendent,
Livingston; Silver Bow county, J. A. Riley,
principal of the Batte high school, with
a large number of teachers. The rest of
the officers and a large delegation of teach
ere are to arrive on the midnight train.
No business was transacted to-day, but
this evening there was a session of the ed
cation council, A most unique and inter
esting feature introduced in this year's
meeting of the association is an exhibition
of school work throughout the state, which
it was at first thought would not be con
sidered of much importance, but which has
been made, through the skill of the man
agers, a most novel portion of the associa
tion's work. The entire exhibits of the
various counties are not complete, but it
seems that Helena will undoubtedly carry
away the honors. The work shown is the
every-day production of the several schol
ars, from the lowest to the highest grades,
gathered in bound. volumes. A sample of
pendianship in Helen'asfirst grade shows
remarkable training and discipline and re
fleets agreat deal of credit on Prof. R. G.
Young, principal teacher and manager of
the public school system of Helena. The
map drawing is worthy of especial men
tion, there being alsb a splendid display of
free hand drawing, the work of Fred S.
Palmer being almost that of an expert. A
handsome portion of the display consists
of numerous designs of wall paper drawn
in pencil and colored in water colors, after
original ideas of the pupils. This portion
of the school work is under the supervision
of &iss Elizabeth Getz, to whom much
credit is due. 'The map display is unusually
fine, the maps of the continents being a
study, a sample of the products of the
various countries being shown in the
proper place; wine in France, olive oil in
Italy, wheat in Russia, oats in Norway,
wine and wheat in California, gold and
silver in Montana, grain and futs in British
Columbia, sugar and potatoes in Louis
iana, etc. A birdseye view of Helena is
shown, on which red buttons indicate the
locations of the city school buildings. An
other adroitly made map is constructed of
putty, in relief style, showing the valleys
and mountains of the continents.
Prof. S. A. Merritt, principal of the iel
ena high school, has a department of
the exhibit that attracts much attention,
being several pieces of electrical and heat
apparatus constructed entirely by the pu
pile, together with many moohanical draw
ings. Willie Gannon, Frank Loomie, El
verton Gebauer and Carl Davis are highly
spoken of in connection with this work,
Specimens of the work of the botany class.
also under Mr. Merrit's charge, are models
and indicate close study and application,.
The Missoula delegation have at present
only the work of their primary department
displayed. Deer Lodge college have got
out only their drawing. Anaconda has an
excellent display, its putty maps and draw
ings in physiology being fine. The princi
pal feature of the Bozeman display con
sists of historical maps, and geometery and
grammar work, the class work being ex
cellent. A careful examination shows
merit of a high order. Miles city shows a
fline lot of parquetry work, mat weaving
and skillful sewing work by the juniors,
Bertha Trask, Nevada Weaver, and Anna
Elgin being flatteringly mentioned as
bright students i n this department. The
result of all this will probably be to stimu
late an energy arid rivalry that will develop
all the brightest t, lents of Montana's ant
bitioun students from the primarius to the
college.
MIangled It~yond HUman Semblancbe.
BuTrri, Dec. 28.--8pecial.]-A fatal acci
dent occurred this afternoon at the Elvitna
mine, situated about two miles of Walker
ville and owned by Rod Leggat. Michnael
Blake, a stepson of the owner, was assisting
in taking out the water column from the
shaft, tire pump having got out of order
and was being taken to the surface for re
pairs. Blake was standinr on a plank placed
acroess the shaft at the 100-foot level, and as
the water column was being hoisted up
wards one link of it broke off, and falltng
down struck and broke the plank on which
the unfortunate young man was standing.
The accident occurred so suddenly that he
was unable to catch any of the surrounding
timbers for support, and was precipitated
to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of 150
feet. Those stalndirg near and observersof
the accident hurried to the surface and,
prcunriug help, went down in the cage to
the sutup. But when they arrived there
they found the remains of Blake mangled
beyond all human seomblance.
Ilutte Notoa,
Bu-rte, Dec. 8.-.[Special l-Dan Ma
Cloud, another of the victims in the cable
car accident Christmas night, died this
morning.
Mrs. J. L. Davis, charged with shooting
her husband, pleaded not guilty to-day,
waived examination and was released on
bonds of $800.
CHAMPION LU RTWE r ',la .
Title for Amerlcs Reld by Myers-* 1eMAi
With Osrner.
CtItoAno, De, 28.-Billy Myar, who whIpe
pad Carroll at New Orleans last week, arh
rteed in this city from New Orleans, oabi.*
panied by his backer, big All enuaedyt, ad
his seconds, Link Pope and Eddie Mytr.
Billy, aside from his lower lip, which Wta
puffed up, and his left eye, whlh Wa Ia bit
discolored, showed no outward sig~s Of
punishment.
"I was nt. certain up to the thhtlq
round whether I would win or not, butlesfl
that I knew I had my man beatei ald
worked accordingly.
"As to Jack McAulife's alleged ahllnmpg
to fight me for $7,f00 a side and a par.e 4t
*I0,0(X) before the Olympic Club, I will pay
no attention to it. lie's a bluffer iid .ur,
and lesides is not honest in his dalings.
lie cheated me out of two beneflts asni ewei
me a lot of expense money besides, BMla0
he talks at me he had better settle up: I51
old scores."
"Myer's fight in the Crescent olt WaS
for the lightweight ohampionshln of alm.
ion, and the Olympic club is going tO do its
best to bring about a fight with J1wtdt
Carney, or England, for it big pnlt rd
the lightweight championship of th
world," chimed in Alf Kennedy. "MPe
will meet only first-class men, ansdwea w
assurances that Carney will m.eot o mlto
for a big stake. The Olympic club, bythe
way, asked me if I was willing to make a
match with McAuliffe. and seemed mOre
than pleased when I said that under >10 etiy
cumetances would Myer fight him. Billy
will settle down on his farm and mar.,
but he will be ready for Carney whena the
latter cemes."
Alf. Kennedy had something to say re
garding the challenge issued by MoAulife.
"Two daye ago MdAuliffe challenged Myer,
it has been said," said he, "for a side stake
of $7,500, to which the New Orleans Olym
pic Club added a purse of $10,000. The time
set, Feb. 25, is too short. Besides, MOcAu
lilfe must pay us the forfeit due ($1,000)
before we engage in ahy further business
with him." Continuing, Kennedy said:
"Knowing as I do that McAuliffe is look-,
nlug-glass fighter, insincere and bl.g, I.
intend to ignore him and all his bragipg
until he acts the man and discard' the
~aise of a newspaper pugilist. T $t,
weight championship of the world lit
tween Myer and Carney, and wears uia
to meet the English chamlion, eith.i'i.
this country or in England.'
Breaks With Sullivan.
SAN FR'ANC1c0o, Dec. 28;-Jack Batrn
formerly business manager for John
Sullivan, severed his connection with he '
latter on Saturday. Barnett stated that
action is due to an accumulation of Itr
anoes extending over the dye years' time
which he has been with Sullivan.
Wheelmen to go Abroad.
NRw Youa, Dec. 28.-It is as good as aI
cided that an American team of wheelmeo
will go abroad early next year to represen::
one of the large athletic clubsof this city tInŽ
the English bicycle meets. Three of Amer
iea's fastest riders will go. Accordi a`;.
well known wheelman, Messrs. l Wllie '"Wj.
die, Arthur A. Zimmerman and W. F. M
phy will be the team. `Windle is a me
of the Berkley Athletic club. Mesars i '
merman and Murphy are members of te* N
New York Athletic olub. W . F.Sib
told a reporter to-day that he expnett
!go abroad early in February. When a
if Measss. Windle and Z.mlnetlit .n
would accompany him he re,'
plied rather evasively, stating t*ha
Zimmerman would, and in all probability'
Windle also. The American team will be i1
charge of that veteran cyclist, Win.
Troy. Although the men expect to arrive
in £ngland in February, they will take Pati
in no races until March. They wll g"
through some severe road traiining o i
great north road before making any effo.a
on the track. The men contemplate rs
maining in England until August, welnt i
they will return in time for the American
meets. It is the ambition of the Am .
cans to net an opportunity of testing their
speed on the famous Hernehell track, '
which is acknowledged to be the fastest
track in the world. W. F. Murphy believesl
that some of the American racers will db
some remarkable riding on that famolp.:
path.
THE SYSTEM TIED UP.
All Operators on the San Antonioc ;t,.=G
Arkansas Pass Road Out.
SAN AomoNIO, Tex., Dec. 28.-The entie
San Antonio & Arkansas Pass railroadi ).i
tem is tied up as a result of the strik.e in.l
augurated this morning. The operato
say they have been poorly paid and KI. is
tem of removals and reductions has bees
inaugurated by the new superuntendanlt,
Sands. Several station telegraphera' s.1:
aries were out, and fearing other cute, h '
Order of Telegraphers appointed ga aR
ance committee. l'he management ref.a.d
to meet the demand but claimed thatip
general reduction of wages was contsm .
plated. The demand of the telegraprhbog
was backed by all other operatives. Tls.
morning no trains left this city and the
paralysis extended over the 609 miles of thi.e
system. Nothing approaching a settleteu I.
has been reached. Receiver Yokumiine i
Galveston and Receiver MoNamara in Mex.
ico. Business is blocked on the entire .oad
and 850 men are out.
CHURCHES AD) STATE AID.,
An Amendment to the Eonstltution Whi.t)'
Congress WiII 1Be Asked to Pas ,
New Yong, Dec. 28.-The national leagtn :
for the protection of American instbttitlqq
has prepared an amendment to the Oolciti l
tution of the United States, which will lt
submitted to both houses of eco
shortly after they resume their session. The A
amendment is as follows:
"No state shall pass any law reseotipg
establishment of religion or prohibittttl
full exercise thereof, or use its proper.r
credit, or any money raised by tisttlo,, of
authorize either the issue of bonle for the
purpose of founding, maintaniing or aldinig
by appropriation, payment for seviees '
penase or othprwise, any church, rellgip r
denomination or religious society or any
institution, society or undertaking which i
wholly or in part undersectarian or eoieeIo i
altioal control."
The Lynching Goes, On.
S~nUATA, Miss., Dec. 28.-News cont~i "
to come slowly from the seat of we i
Choctaw. The latest and best conuried
that John Sims, brother of 11b, w
rested Saturday evening. It is believ 7,
was lynched before the custodians
jail with him. Jim Moseley, 4 $.imu.
lower, was also arrested and like. y
hang. .
P'lmb's Vasan) Opair
'T'OPrlEA, Kan., Deg. 9L,-.Govy Ihamph
in an interview to-day, stated tii
not think he would appoint the
to Senator Plumb before
week. The overnor hat b
and harrassed soe perlu
tlons who urge cVi f
dates that he is aboIut
Stenek by a xIse
Lowe IaTttA G L~Lt
funeral coaich poqntai31g
lie Kilb, Mrs. O' elea*lA
was struck by sl. sl t
on the Loni< i
eroeailg,· ilials

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