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VOL. XXXII.-NO 848 8r~ ENA MONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 5, 1892. TbR~ICE FIVE O8NTts ANXIOUS TO GET IT DON The Helena District Trustees Tal of Finishing the High School Themselves. Meantime the Contraotors' Mone: Is Held Till Ownership Is Settled. Half a Block In the Flower Garden Addi tion Bought for School Purposes Other Buslness. Matters pertaining to the new hig shool nutlding occupied much of the tin at yesterday's meeting of the Helena sohoc trustees. The boasd, at its previous meal ing, ordered the clerk to write to Whalen Grant, contractors, asking what exnuse the had fornot completing the building befoi this time. The contractors answered yes terday to the effect that while there ha been delay, it was through no fault theirs. They said that as soon as the prope material needed in some of the interic ,woodwork arrived, a larce force of me would'be put on the building to finish: at once. Much of Ithe delay the contrael ore laid to the inability to get the plan and details for some of the work. Rt ferring to the extras, they sal everything of the kind had been ordere qither by the board or its agents. Thea extras, they claimed, should be paid for i full, instead of which 15 per cent. had bee withheld, a rule that applied only to th main contract. An order was presented b Capt. T. P. Fuller in which the high sechoc contractors asked the board to pay bin out of money coming to them, the mone due him for materials furnished for th building. A similar order in favor of Fre Gilbert was presented. These orders ore ated a great deal of discussion, durin which it was stated that the contractor had already ordered the board to turn ovr to the Montana National bank, or of any money due or to becom due, the sum of $10,000; also the the board had been served with notic that it had been garnisheed by creditors c the contractors for mere money than we due them on estimates just now; likewis that some liens had been filed against th building. Trustee Guthrie thought under the air cumetances the board should employ com good lanyyer to look into the matter fa them, so that they would know just what do with the money that might become du the contractors. Otherwise the board migh get all tangled up. He was opposed to pay ing out any more money until they coul do it with safety. Trustee Miller likewie opposed paying out any money until it we known whether the orders, the garnisk ments or the li~eis took precedence. At th same time he 'fidn't see why the boar should engage a lawyer to straighte it out. He thought the peopl who had money coaning to them shoul make the light themselves, and when it we settled who had the first claims, the boar would know what to do. It was decided t take this course, and an estimate of $221 due Whalen & Grant, was allowed, with th understanding that the board should no pay it to any one until it was known wh was entitled to it. 'ITrustee Gilpatrick re marked at this point that if the contractor would hurry up and finish the high echoo building they would have plenty of monec to pay off everybody. All except 15 pe cent reserve was allowed Arthur O'Brlet for his plumbing on the school, as the ma terial has been , bought and is ready to b put in. but can not be on account of th state of the other work. The question of the board taking hold o the building and finishing it themselve with the money still due on the contract was brought up by T'Iustee Miller. He of fered a resolution that the building com mittee consult some good lawyer, whi should go over the contract and specifics tione, with the view of determining the rights of the board to go ahead and finisl the building. The lawyer and the commit tee could determine the method of proce daure to get the matter out of the contrac tors' hands. He thought there was enough money on hand to finish the work. Tius tee Lookey wanted to hear a statement o what money had been paid and what wat due, as well as the probable cost of cornm plating the building. The board shouhl know first whether they had enough nmone; to finish the building, and also if, aftel that was done, there would be sufficient ti satisfy what liens had or might be filed 'lhe statement asked for was furnished bh the clerk. It showed that the amounts du were no follows: On the original contract $40,152: extra foundation, $5,125.78: elate roof. $2,485; cresting, $785; substitutin, copper for iron on roof $1,6.)2.50, manhole $75; changing roof plans $10,700; extra for rock laid in cement $2,151.72; interns walls $4(;1.75; total $63,628.75. Paid out or account of original contract and for extral $51,114.32. This left $12,514.43 due the contractors, In addition to this extras hat been ordered for which no returns were ye' made, aggregating not less than $5,000 ant perhaps reaching $8,000 or $10,000. if the; only amounted to $5,000 it would ma.ke about $17,500 still coming to the contrac tors. Superintendent of Constructior Williams estimanrted that it would not cos over $14,000 to finish the building. Whethel the additional money would be enough tc clear the building of liens is somenthing thi boaird could not tell without further in quiry, so trustele Miller's resolution wal laid over till next meeting. The board acceplted n proposition from Glass & i etcher to sell the distriot half of block 21, in the Flower Garden addition for $3,275, with the understarnding that the sellers are to expend $100 in takinig the city water to the place through the necessar) pipes. T'rustee Miller said that so lonie as rthe board had a building fund they micht as well no ahead and put up a school in the Sixth ward. He sunagested that the board aet architects to submit plans. 'Irustee Gilpatrick said they should have it cndet stood that the architects would have tc submit their plans with the underetandin5 that the board would only pay for thnes that were nocepted. He did not want to pay $500 for another picture to hang on the wall. Ais he said this lhe looked at the pictune of a building that hung near the doorway, for which the board had paid the architect $500, though the plans were not accepted. It is estimated that the Sixth ward building will cost the district about $.20,000. Suverintendent Young reported that tihe school entertainment at the opera house lihad netted $164.5:,. He suggested that the money be turned over to the laculity of the bih school to lbe invest d in books for the library. T'rustee Miller said he understood the receiipts fromnt tle concert were to go towird reimbursing the school funds feor the ualaly of the music teacher. lie moved that the money bu put int, the goeneral fund, and tbhat all niecenary articles for the high school lhblnry be tanght as other sepplies are. This wais adopted. It is generally known, lwowevir, that the unlder standing of the publoe who patronized thes conce.t was tItit the receipts were to go to the high school libraiy fund. A coommunuication was received from J. II. SIanfItrd, asking the board to designate -een plaoe where he could deliver the hal ance of the school desks and demanding immediate p. same. The clerk wAs directed him that they wanted no more desks, that they had no contract with him for an more. An order from the Helena Steam Heating and Supply company to pay T. P. Fuller $4tl8.16 out of any money coming to them, was honored by the board. Superintendent Young stated that he had not received reports from all the schools yet as to what non-resident children were attending in this district. The finance committee was directed to take charge of $160 which was awarded the board on account of opening a street through school property on the west side, and which had been lying in court for about two years,. Trustee Lookey called attention to the fact that fourteen children had been sent home recently by one teacher because they did not have a Jertain kind of pencil. The sentiment of those members who talked of the matter was that no teacher had a right to send a child home for any such trivial cause. The superintendent will look into the matter. ,A HISTORICAL NAIL. The One to Rle Driven In the Women's Building at Chicago. Bturn, eb. 4.-[Special.]-The Mon tans nail, the last one to driven into the women's building of the World's fair, is now being made in this city. It is the out come of an offer made by Mrs. J. E. Rick r ards., wife of the lieutenant governor of Montana, to the board of lady managers. SThe nail is being made of the three chief metals of Montana, gold, silver and copper, the metal being contributed by three lead ing mining comnanies of the state. The nail will be composed of three strips, I with the silver in the center and the gold r and copper on either side. The nail will t be driven by Mrs,. Potter, president of the board., aftgr which it will be presented to her as'a souvenir of the historic occasion. The nail will therefore l be made so as to form the back or cross bar of a brooch, the brooch to be the coat of arms of Montana, represented in native gold. I The shield and symbolic figures will all be of gold, but of different colors. The water fall in the foreground will be of light a colored gold sunk into the shield, and the r plow and pick at the foot of the falls will a be of a darker shade of gold. The wreath i surrounding the escutcheon and the fig ures will be of still different shades. In the upper part of the wreath two Montana sapphires will be inserted. To Change Its Line. GRtAT FALLs, Feb. 4.-[Special.]-It is learned here from a high railroad authority that the Great Northern company has de a cided to change its main line near Fort Benton in order to avoid the heavy grade of Taleton hill. This change will leave Ben ton four miles from the road, as the sta tion will be built on the Teton river. The proposed line will continue up the Teton through Eight Mile coulee and join the present line at a point about three miles east of the old Bull's., Head station. The change will give a maximum grade of one foot in 100 instead of the present high grade of two feet and two inches and will effect the saving of a heavy expense, as doubling up will not be necessary. Work on the contemplated change will commence next month, The Lost Is Found. -MrssouLA, Feb. 4. -[Special.] - Ralph Marshall, the 16-year-old son of J. 'W. Mar shall, of Spokane, whose parents have been caused considerable anxiety by his absence from home, has been found working on the ranch of Daniel E. Bandman, near this city. The boy left his home several day" since without informing his parents. They succeeded in tracing him to Missoula, where the trail was lost. The Spokane papers having advertised these circumstau ces, Col. Tom Marshall, of Missoula, though not a relative, caused inquiries to be made, resulting in the boy being found. An attachment for a young lady living in Kentucky is supposed to have caused the boy's departure from homne. An Interstate Barll League. MIssouLA, Feb. 5. - [Special.) - John Morin, captain of the Missoula ball team, has received a letter from H. A. Adams, manager of the Wardner club, asking for dates and sengesting the forming of a league including Wardner, Missoula, Helena and other teams. Deeds of Charity. NEW YonK, Feb. 4.-At a meeting of the chamber of commerce today, Gov. Ioyt, of Wyoming, said the west is ready to do nate thousands of bushels of grain to suf fering Russians, only awaiting action of the New York people to assist in carrying it to thoem. A resolution was thereupon adopted aopointing a committee to solicit contribu tions to the relief fund, which will be used in taking relief to Russia and in distribrit ing it, probably through the Red Cross so ciety. The committee appointed includes Wm. M. Evarts, Abram S. Hewitt, J. Pier repont Morgan. P. Huntington, Austin Corbin, Cornelius Vanderbilt. Andrew Car nesie, John Rockefeller and Wmi. M. Stein way. Exclusively for 'Trotters. NEW YORa, Feb. 4.-At a meeting of the executive committee of the National As soeiation of Trotting Horse Breeders to day it was unanimously decided to estab lished a new stud book for the registration of highl-class trotters exclusively. This movenment is the sequel of the recent ac tion of the Register company of Chicago in admitting pnacers to their register on an equality with trotters. The sentiment among eastern breeders is alnost a unit against the admission of pacers to the trotting standard. Headquarters will be located at Now York, with s. C. sone, now of Dee Moines, iowa, as recording secre tary. In Line VWithl Tahelr teeoard. OnMAnA, Feb. 4.-T'l'here was a report cur rent to-day that Gaov. Thayer, who leaves for Texas next Monday, will turn over the ofice to Lieut.-Goy. Majors to prevent Gov. Boyd from taking ihis seat. Ihere was said to be a plan back of it all for the lieutenait-gaovernor to call a special imeet ing of the lhgislature to transact some im portant mattersR and to lchekkmate any scheme ot ( Go. Uoyd to call a special ses sion to enact a maxiamum rame bill and Miehiganize the state. Politician charano terize the rumor as false. Trho 5,oatahilding Sel,. - EIrmsaNOnArs, Ale., Feb. 4.-A lhorrible Sc cident occurred at oues flurnOUace, two msnc being killed outright and sax injured. A hot blast stove was being erected and the umen were working aoil a scalfloll inl the an tenrior of the walls flfty-eight feet fruom the ground. uddenly the eaonffoldiunr gave way aid the omeni, with iall tiir iamplementsi anld poirtable forgo, fell to the ground. ,ohu Slantoan aand Iohn Iishio wer, killed anul the others badly hurt. Sore of tghen easy die. VAUNJEIH HIMSELF. Ex-Speaker Reed Takes Personal Comfort in the Anti-Lot tery Victory. He Thinks Time and the Suprseme Court Will Vindicate His Course. C.arping at the Rules Adopted by the Present House-His Good rtse] Ex ample Entirely Lest. WASINOrTON. Feb. 4.-Talking this after noon to an Associated press reporter, Ex Speaker Reed said: "The withdrawal by the Louisiana lottery of its demand for a new charter is one of the triumphs of the Fifty-first congress. Nowthat the supreme court has sustained the constitutionality of the anti-lottery postal act even the lottery company recognizes the futility of future existence. The acts of the Fifty-first con gress shall stand well the test of time." With regard to the rules just adopted Reed said that the principle of responsible gov ernment in the house had been more ruth lessly recognized in that part of the new regulations regarding the power of the committee on rules than ever dreamed of inm the Fifty-first congress. The power to enforce the will of the house was lodged in the important measures of that committee so party legislation could have full swing, while the bill of an indi vidual member, even if approved by the house, was at the mercy of filibusterers. The right of a present quorum had been denied, and the farce of a member Tresent, for a purposes absent, had been revived. "All this, however, time and the supreme court will take care of. Meanwhile, it will be a source of regret to the country that more liberal measures for the promotion of innocent, useful, non-partisan and neces sary legislation were not adopted. Debate has shown that the good example of the last two years has been entirely lost. What used to be called 'tyranny' is now on the road to be called 'good sense.' It has been established in the great and unexampled power conferred on the committee on rules. The folly of wasting the time of the house in the reference of bills has been forever done away with. Thanks to the example set by the last congress, the country knows the house can do all it wants to do. For what it don't do now it is responsible. The ostrich has left off concealing himself by putting his head in the sand." A HOLLOW MOCKERtY, The Way the Days Set Apart for M\em orial Exercises Are Observed. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.-The houseof repre sentatives was called before the bar of pul lie opinion to-day to answer the charge of irreverence' to the memory of departed representatives. Stout (Mich.) wasspublic prosecutor and in the absence of counsel the house pleaded guilty to the charge. It is in history that in the davys of Adams and Clay and Webster and Calhoun that the practice of setting apart a day for the eulogy of deceased members was inaugur ated. The eloquent and spontaneous ora tions of Webster and Calhoun and Clay have given place to studiously prepared 'e marks. As the eulogy became a duty nm of the house and country in the events de creased until Memorial day as now known, is regarded as a day of rest and recreation. No one feels incumbent to attend the sessions except the orators of the occasion. The first declaration of the insincerity of such proceedings came from Enloe (Tenn.), who desired to amend the rules by providing that eulogies to deceased members shall be delivered Sun days only, on which day the ceremonies shall be opened with prayer by the chap lain. The amendment was seconded by Morse (Mass.). "1 am in favor of this amendment," said Mr. Stout. "1 happened once, Mr. Speaker, to be in St. Louis when a funeral cortege bearing the body of a member of congress paesed through the city. The newspapers next morning said the body was left in the depot while sena tors were talking about the preceding elec tion in rotundas of hotels [laughter] and young members were gone to the theater. 1 suppose to assuage their profound grief. IGreat laughter.) The country should know whether or not we are sincere in our professions of respect to the dead." Reed (Me.). gave the information that the consumption of time in the first session of the last congress for memorial services was twenty-four days. This an nouncement created g.eat surprise, but wea not dispu.ted. Althougll a standing vote showed a majority of ninety-six to sixty eight in favor of the amendment, this ma jority vanished before the dreaded roll call and the amendmiient was defeated, yeas ninety-one, ntalv 155. Reed offered a substitute for the rule re latity to the order of business. The only change proposed is that the morning hour (which under code is limited to sixty minutes) may be extended indefi nitely at the, pleasure of the house. The substitute was lost, eighty to 104. The consideration of the rules as reported by the committee having been concluded, Reed, on behalf of the republicans, offered as a substitute therefor the rules of the Fifty-first congress. Lost without division. '1 he code of t ules was thon agreed to. On emotion of Goodnight the senate bill was passed providing for the creation of the fourth judicial district of the territory of Utah. In the Senate. WASntoTroN, Feb. 4.--ln the senate this morning, in the absence of Vice-President Morton, Manderson, president pro tem., occupied the chair. A resolution was agreed to changing the day for holding special ser vices in memory of the late SenatorPlusub, to Thurada), the 18th inst. The senate then proceeded to executive business, and when the doos were openedt an adverse report was made on the bill for a bridge betweens New York anti New Jersey. The bill was then placed on the calendar. Th'le report of the committee on pi ivileges and elections, in the case of the Florida senators, declasr ing Call entitled to ai seat, was taken uip. After long debate the resolution was agreed to without divisioni. Manderson, from the commnlitteeo on ullitary affairse. repoted a bill granting t to te state of Wyonung o r tain lands in 'Folt Russell military reseorvsa tion as ground for anu agricultural exhbti tiont: and one for the ilmprovettent of the military 5eservation ait Walla Wallis, Wash. Both wore placed oin the calendar. lis- t Qalt (itambling, New s Yol\i. Feb. 4.-Amonsg the passen gear on the La liurgoyne, which sarived at this port.this iorning, wits Ileury ioseti fild,of ('hioego. lisoentfeld hits lbeen rav slinl inl Europe anld visited Montoe Crl just before hIis departure for .America. lie, it is said, won $80,000 tit Mnslto !tiCrlo. .A week ago lasts Thursdtty he invited friendssll to ain elaborates dinner, when hIe aintiuntrcetl that he was never going to gusltble again. ie lift for Chictno this afternoon. THANKS AWFULLY, MIR. EGAN. Senor Perrelra Takes Our Pat by the Hand "-Ralded thi Newspapers. New Yonx, Feb. 4.--The HIerald's cor respondent at Valparaiso says: Senor I'errsira, minister of foreign affairs, called at the United Sltates legation to-day and personally thanked Egan for Blaine's re cent dispatch accepting Chili's reply to the ultimatum on the Baltimore affair as entis factory. The meeting between the diplo muta was apparently of the most friendly chsraeter. The offlices of the Democracia, att antiago, and the Opposicion, at Val paraiso, have been cleared out. These papers were regarded as unfriendly to tte government. The former was at tacked by a mob which made short work of the office. In the case of the latter it is claimed that some military officers passing the office were insulted from the, windows and they assaulted it with iron bars and pistol shots., They broke in the office, smashed the furniture, pied the forms aqd otherwise wrecked the office. Both paptas, as well as the La Republica, whose office was cleared out yesterday, issued small fly sheets to-day protesting against the action of the mobs as a violation of the liberty of the press. President Montt, with Captains Gerin and Simpson. have gone to 'Tauluahuano to inspect the new dock and plan the forts for the protection of the harbor. Captain Gorin, late commander of the Imperial under Balmaceda, has arrived here from Peru. He was arrested and placed on board the Higgins. Gen. Velasquez is. still a prisoner on board the Errazuriz. THE PRJSONERS SENTENCED. Penalty Decreed by Judge Foster for Those Who Assaulted Amnerlian Sailors. VALPAUnAso, Feb. 4.-Judge of Crimes Foster to-day passed sentence in the Balti more assault case. His sentence is subject to review by the court of apoeals. The document covers 180 pages and goes all over the evidence against the accused, and compares ib closely with the evidence presented by the prisoners. The finding of the court is that Carlos Arena, alias Gomez, be sen tenced to 540 days' imprisonment for wounding Turnbull. 300 days for public disorder, sixty days for carrying a knife and twenty days for giving an assumed name. This makes a total of 030 days. Jose Ahumada is sentenced to 320 days' im prisonment for injuring Turnbull. Frederick Rodriguez is sentence to 140 days' imprisonment for wounding Higgin for public disorder, and for carrying a knife. It is held by Judge Foster that the evidence does not show that Rodriguez killed iiggin. On the contrary, it is claimed that Riggin's death was caused by a shot fired by an unknown person. Gomez and Rodriguez, under the Chilian renal code, must pay the families of Turnbull and Riggin damages. These damages are recoverable by civil suit. CHEERS FOR CAPT. SCHLEY. At the Banquet of the Merchadts and Manufacturers, of Baltimore. BALTIrMOIEo, Feb, 4.-The annual banquet of the Merchants and Manufacturers asso cihtion to-night surpassed all previous efforts of' this arganization. Among the prominent gunots were, Senator Vance, llepresentar'r6 r Boutelle, Representative Durborrow and Captain Schley, of the cruiser Baltimore. Congressman Durbor row in a short 'address on the World's fair said: "Chicago has done more for this ex hibition than was ever done by any city for any international ex position heretofore held, and should the economic feelings of a non-progressive government fail of its bounden share in this great work, the people who sought this honor, the city which receives this honor, will prove more than equal to the additional burden which may be placed upon it." Mr. liontelle proposed three cheers for Cant. Schley, which were given with a will. Capt. Schley made a graceful response, and as he sat down three cheers were given for the navy. IIURLED A BOOMERAN(G. Kansas Towns Got Themselves Into a had tFix. KtANsAs CITY, Feb. 4.-'lhe California su gar rate war was under consideration by the trans-Missouri association to-day. The committee having suggested the advisabil ity of raising the rate from 65 cents to $1 to Missouri river points, as was predicted when the Kansas commissioners ordered that the rate to Wichita and Salina should be reduced and not based on the Mis souri river basis ' with local added. Final action was not taken to day, but it is thought the suggestion will be put into effect, in which case it will practically drive California sugar out of Missouri river markets, and Karnras towns will be obliged to buy eastern sugar, as the California refineries will sell sugar in this territory only delivered at Missouri river. It looks as though Kansar s wholesale towns had got themselves into ia worse fix than ever. Witlh no California sugar in the market prices will go up on eastern refiner ics and interior towns will pay the extra cost. WIll Not Ask for Help. COmoAao, Feb. 4.-The Chicago directors of the World's fair have concluded that they can run their part of the great expo sition without any flinueiial help from Uncle Sam. Congress will not be asked to loan or appropriate a dollar for the local directory. All funds needed to complete the buildings and grounds are in roeadiness to tint over to the president, an,1 will be supplied by CiicOigou bankors and capitalsats, who it is said, hrave already guaranteed to maike good any possible deficit. Congress will, however, be given a bill for consideration which will provide for the appropriation of abount $4,000,000 to be handled entirely by the natiourl cormmission in the execution of work expressly dtelegated to thie national commnissionrl. T'liis pln of legislation wis decidted upon to-day at a confercellC be tweon the ctlly directory conuliittee and Chairman St. Clair of the National com mission. Inliallns Expeet Iheo Mtesalllh. Curtentoi, Feb. 4.-Capt. Huiggns, aide-di caniy to Gcn. Miles, returned to-day from a trill to lndialn territory. "The Araparhos, ('hreyonno and Osagr Inlinies still cling to thie belief that the messiah will appear sonme day to save themi," said Caplt. lug gins. "They do rhot pretend to know tihe Ilxed date for deliverancee, but say their god will destroy the white people anrd ploo tht lIudinis track in thi hrappy, independ ent slate rlf ttheir existrence before whiter people aeiioin." Capt. llugrins witnessed thi1, distribtiorn of cattle for food for In dians alit thie (liOUyeniOe sud AraphorU ageIn ern::. 'lire cattl, supplied by the contretort wrvri er urpoor rnd thin that onle of the lriirfs ir)ljeOcted to thOem. The oltlour who inspelroted lithe cattlerejected therm. An in vrutirlalioni showed thant all tho poor, worth less cattle were given toi the Inidnutns, tile fLLtter ones being Hinliped tio mIrnrklt. h):itri Pu]t Iii NOaniir hinatili Il: iMotn, iL:s Feb. i.-At i moOiitillg of tihe ltemoeratio state coUtrsl co'limittee to-dayIi the lquastiol of the eunudidacy of Gov. I(ies was dliscussed and it wre formarlly decideud topush him for tli irst tlaou onrr tre ticket. A large dlelegationi will be oni hand in Chicago toin push their candidate. FUTURES AND OPTIONS, The Former Advocated by Interested Gentlemen, Who Denounce the Latter. They Ask for Something Better Before the Present System Is Destroyed. Claimed i Fntures Are Legitimate Deals, While Options Are More Vagers- Fntares Eeep Up Prices, WAsnreTON, Feb. 4.-The opponents of the anti-option bill had the floor to-day in the hearing before the house committee on agriculture. Representatives from St. Paul and Minneapolis told why the bill would not benefit the farmers, and would hurt the men engaged in the business of supplying the demand for grain. Aldrich, of the Chicago board of trade, said the board was heartily in favor of the bill so far as it related to options, as designated in the first section of the measure, relating to fictitious sales, as that kind of trading had always been illegal and never recognized. The board spent a great, deal of money trying to procure the enforcement of the law prohibiting gambling contracts. The system in operation is the result of a great many years experience. It was not something devised especialty to give an opportunity for dealing in futures. Boards of trade, like bank clearing houses, were commercial con veniences for the exchanges. The declines which came as a rule were legitimate and due to a supply exceeding the demand for the crop at times; when the prices were temporarily advanced by specu lation, buying and selling in short fluctua tions greater on that side thanon the other. Continuing, Aldrich said that if the bill under consideration passed it would be the most disastrous thing for the farmers that could happen and would deprive them of their system of exchange. Aldrich said it would not be an over-estimate to say that over $5,000,000 were up in Chicago in mar gins at one time. Aldrich said if the committee would re port the bill doing away with fictitious sales, he thought there was no doubt it would meet with the approbation of the members of the Chicago board of trade. A. J. Maw yer, one of the largest elevator men in Minneapolis, said he would make no attack on the bill, but before the present method of handling grain was destroyed, he would ask the committee to devise some substi tute by which it could be better handled. Sawyer appealed to the committee not to knock away the underpinning by which wheat merchants, like himself, protected themselves from losses without giving them in its place something equally as good. The committee to-day received a protest against the paarage of the, Washburn. bill relating to that subject, from the New Orleans cotton exchange. The document makes a distinction between "futures," which it defends as legitimate contracts, and "options," commonly known as "puts and calls," which are ehalacterized as nothing more or less than wage:s. It is further asserted that futures serve as a restraint to serious declines in time of deuression. UNITED, YET DIVIDED. The Condition of the People's Party In Congress. WAUSmeNTsTO, Feb. 4.-The people's party of the house of representatives is intact as a political organization and united as to party measures it is to press. In the caucus which met before the organization of the house nine independent representatives de cided to preserve their political autonomy I on all questions to the end of the session. Within the past few days various reports of alileged dissensions in the ranks of the nine reoresentatives have been current, and they complained to-night that these rumors wele inspired by the politicians of other palties and telegraphed throughout the country for political effect. They therefore determined to issue an address to . the country, in which they say that at no mooeeting was any motion or suggestion made that the alliance should join the democratic party or cast their lot with it. A disagree ment occurred because certain alliance con gressmen thought a contest should be made through the old parties, and others that in dependent action is necessary. There has been no split and each member still be lieves independent political action noces sary. The only dissension that has come, came when they had conferences with con gressmen who adhere to old party lines. In an interview Watson (Ga.) said that when Livingstone and those who follow him say they are for the Ocala demands, but will hold them in suburdination to democratic caucus or democratic party machinery, they certainly take a very dif ferent view of the necessity for those meas ures than taken by us. When we sany inde pendent political acntion is absolutely noo essary to bring success to our platform it is not necessary tosay w, ale as hon-st in our opinion as Livingstone in his. Therefore, while the laws we seek to hatve passed are esoentially the same, yet the methods of obtaining them is so radically diffeirent that conlicile, mntuali distrust, anid irreconoil atble differences naturally arisz. Upon Chat ground we have ceaaeJ to meet thel Livingstone element." TI E I'PREsSI1ENT t'ItEVAILS. An Idaha No0minuatton ('Conlirmed Despite tile 'Protests ,f Semaitors. W siutmiTow, Feb. 4.-The confirmation by the senate to-day, of the nomination of James H. Beattio to be distriot judge of Idaho, marks the termination in favor of the administration, of a strugple lIsting nearly a year with the Idaho senitore. Mr. Ieuttie was nominated Feb. 10 of hlast year in spite ofl thie protests of Senators Shoup and Mc('onnsll, who sought to oonvince the uresident that the nomination woulld not be acceptable to the people of Idaho. iThe opposition was able to prevent action uplon the nomination during thei few weska that remainyd of the last session of tihe Fifty irst cougress. 'lThree days after the ad. jourumnent of cotligress, however, the )roei dent aplpointed Bloattle to the judgeship and his nomination weas one of the first to be stnt to the senate iat the beginning of the iresemnt contress. Again the Idaho senators resumed their iplositiion to the nomination, and for nearly ai year Judge Beattie has been dis chirginii the functmonsof hls oflice ii Idaho and Cllifolttimi. IHis decision has been sus tinlied whenever an aLLppeal has been takei to the euperior tribunal. ind it wis not possible to pick any liaws in his judical career. Thiis facts natiurally had the effetC of a tavornble determination and the sanlt ture soion foiund n.veral of their republiean colleaguee, who lhad been in sympathy with them last year, hLad changed their minds tind determined to suprert the president a wmiek ago. hsloup and I ubois realized that they were defeated and after notifying the ju dietary committee that they had nothing to retract but did not care to follow the matter further, they abandoned the con. test and the nomination was conirmed to day without any opposition. SAN FITANCISCO PUBItO BUILDING. The Question of rilbing the Loeal Com. mlission in tho Nelectlon. WASnINOTON, Feb. 4.--The commisleon having in charge the matter of the selection and purchase of the site of a public build ing at San Francisco, consisting of the postmaster general, secretary of the treas ury and the attorney general met to-day, and decided that the purchase of the Sev enth and Mission streets property should not be consummated until every effort had been made to discover the truth as to the charges of bribery which have been made against the local commission. A special agent of the treasury has been investigating the matter, but thus far has not discovered anything tangible uoon which adverse ac tion can be taken. The commission to-day ordered publication through the pub lic press of a request that any person or persons having any knowl edge of a bribe having been re I ceived by the local commission communi Scate to the general commission at Wash ington. As to the Jesse street site, the postmaster general said a question of title had arisen which the authorities of San Francisco would be obliged to pass upon before any action in that case could be taken. TIE SILVEIC BRICK CASE. riUp for Argument Before tihe District S prnem Court. WAsmoINTON, Feb. 4.-The supreme court of the District of Columbia, to-day sitting en bane, heard argument of counsel in the t "silver brick case." Jere Wilson appeared a for petitioners, and Assistant Attorney s General Maury forgovernment. Wilson as e sarted that the act of 1873 which demone tized silver was unconstitutional, if that a pgrt of the act still remains. He insisted, however, that it does not remain, but that this feature was repealed by the act of 1878. Assistant Attorney-General M- aury read an abstract from the decision of the United States supreme court in the case of the United States ex 1 rel. Dunlap vs. Black, in which it was stated: "T.he court would not interfere by mandamus with executive officers of the t government in the exercise of their ordin fary duties, even where those duties require the interpretation of the law, the court having no appellate power for that pur pose." Resting on the law as settled by the case cited, Maury declined to enter upon an argument in support of the views of the statute in question taken by the sec retary of the treasury unless requested to Sdo so by the court. Increased Exports Under Reciprocity. WASHaNOTOs, Feb. 4.-The reduced duty on American flour to Cuba under the re ciprocity treaty went into effect June 1 last. Consul General Williams teleeraphed the state department that the receipts of flour for January last were: From the United a States. 62,871 sacks: from Spain, none. I The receipts for the month of January, 1891, were: From Spain, 38,490 bahs. Ex a ports of flour to Cuba from New York, New Orleans. Mobile and Key West in t January. 1892, amounted to 67,478 barrels or I sacks. Exports f:om the same points in a January, 1891, were 9,234 barrels, Mr. Power's Condition. S WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.--Lpecial. I-Mr. s Power had a comfortable day. He has taken light nourishment and physicians say he is out of danger and soon will be up again. Montana Postmasters. WAsmsINToN, Feb. 4.-The president to day appointed Michael A. Flanag n post master at Fort Benton, and M. C. Mains, at Billings. NOT ACCUSED. 3 But They Proposed to Prove Themselves 3 Iunu nt. BOSTON, Feb. 4.-A most unusal applica rtion was made to Judge Nelson in the third district court to-dry by counsel for the whisky ti nst. Assistant Deputy Attorney Wyman came before the court to ask that the araud jury be excused until Feb. 16, when Chaes. W. Prince, counsel for the trust, addressed the court, saying that in view of the fact that it was reported that the trust was to be indicted by the grand jury. and in view of the fact that Judge Nelson on Tuesday had charged the jurors espe cially with regard to violations of the anti trust law, ihe would ask vermission to present before the g;and jury members of the trust and others as witnesses in order that it might be shown that there is no violation of the law. Judge Nelson asked with aRrprise if it was desired to bring be. fore trhe jury pIerloues against whom it was proposred to find indictments, and on re coiving a reply in the affirmative perompt ori!y declined to allow such n course to be pursued. The jury was excused until Feb. 10. Marching Into Africa. PArus, Feb. 4.--A dispatch has been re ceived here from Major de Brussea, the well known French explorer, who is in command of the Chari and Lakel Tchad expedition. lie says he finds it a wiser plan not to carry out his intention of pun ishinig the hostile tribes which attacked Fourneau's expedition, which set out last year to explore thie valley of the Sangha biyecn, Centralr Soudlan and thie French Congo, but to confine himself to establish ire friendly relations with the hospitable chiefs, with the view of forming a chain of military posts front tl:he coast to Lake Tbchrad. Suclr a course, he adds, would be a great aid in the extension of French influ euce in that part of Africa. Fourneau's expedition, above mentioned, was attacked by natives in August last, sixteen of its members killed and thirty woundeild. All their merchandise and many rifles were cnptured by the natives and the expedition was compelled to retreat, being followed for a fong distance and constantly harassed by the enemay. Atincke,l by Tralnls. SAn FrANcIsco, Feb. 4.-At Colima yes terday Conductor 'Ihrothway and three brakemen of a south bound freight or the Southern Pacific, wore attacked by five tramps whom they put off the train. The conductor received acn only gash in the heed from a laitorn which a tramp took from himu. IThe tramps then proceeded to Bdadeci etation and muisplaced the switches so that the pnesoRuer train coming north ran into ii numuber of loaded freight care on the sidetrack. The train was running slowly, so thart no one was hurt, but the locomotive and express car were badly damaged. The sheriff and a posse are after thire tramps. Swallowed a Spoounful of Lye. Des MoiraIs, Feb. .--C. F. D)uke, a prolm inent druggist of this city, is dycng in hor rible agony to-night ra c result of an un fortunate accideut. To-day his mother had two pots on the kitchen store, one filled with lye cand the other with soup. She be- intg near-srghted accidentally filled her oie's soulp plite from the wrong pot, and he swallowed c spoonful of It before the mis I trk wers discovered. His sufferge were terrible.