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ONF PC FiidnZnt' nt. VOL XXXI.-NO HELENA, MONTANA, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1892. PRICE FIVE GENTi LIKE ALL COMPROMISES, The Irish Local Government Bill Is Unsatisfactory to All Parties. Salisbury and Balfour Skating Over Very Thin Polioal Ice Just Now. Blender Majorlty Back of Them, and'That Net Fall of Zeal-Bluetry Winter Weather. ICopyright: 1892. New York Associated Preae.1 LONDON, Feb. 19.-It is freely stated that the Irish local government bill, as pre sented in the commons last evening, is the resunlt of many stormy meetings of the cabinet, and that Balfour was more than once overruled, Even the Standard admits that, by saying the bill is the result of e compromise, and that its reception, as in the ease of all compromises. has not been as satisfactory as its prcnnoters could de sire. Whatever may be the fate of the bill, there is no chance of an appeal to the coun try on the measure, but everything indi cates that the government is riding for a fall, and that the dissolution of parliament will some when least expected. Defeat on some side issue would enable the gov ernment to appeal to the country without appearing to have unduly precipitated dissolution in order to neglect pledges still unrealized, and at the same time the government would avoid alienat ing friends who object to some of the pro jected measures. T'he thin ice over which the government is skating is indicated by the vote in the commons to-night when the resolution expressing regret at the appoint ment of a Welsh justice ignorant of the Welsh language was rejected by º majority of only twenty-three. Prospect of the chance of defeat does not conduce to the happiness of the government. Nearly sixty conservative members are notoriously un reliable, while fifty others disapprove of the government's Irish policy and will probably absent themselves from the critical divis ion. The weather in Great Britain this week has been mnost severe, with storms on land and sea throughout the week. In York shire the weather has been the coldestin thirty years. A blizzard raged to-day equal to that of last year. Snow storms of un nusal violence are raging in Irelald to night and railway trains are greatly de liyed. Near Limerick there are drifts four feet high. At Queenstown a heavy gale prevails. Excitement in Ulster over the Montague tragedy is increasing. The husband of rae. Montague is a grandsqo of the duke of Manchester, and a , former ofilosliun the navy. Mrs. Montague was of Scotch ex traction and the daughter of a wealthy London merchant. An Associated press representative called at the residence to day. Mr. Montague, when asked how it was that such severe punishment was ad puinistered to a three-year-old child, said: "My wife has strong opinions on the training and correction of children. Her theory, which I think to a great extent is right, is that thb spirit of disobedienoc must be conquered from the earliest years," Montague admitted that it was too long to leave a child alone, but his wife was out part of the time the child was confined. The child was buried in great privacy. The prince of Wales has decided to close his connection with the turf. All his en tries have been cancelled. For three months he has had several remarkable horses in training and a handsome profit was expected for the first time in the his tory of his stables. Great sensation has been caused in the agricultural world by the report of a ser ious outbreak of pleuro-pneuinonia in the Peace River district i Canada. If the re port be true the outbreak will greatly affect Scotch farmers, who largely imoort Can adian stock cattle in preference to Irish cattle, owing to their immunity from dis ease. Deposed the Governor. LoNDON, Feb. 19.-A dispatch has beer received from Rio de Janoiro giving the de tails of another outbreak in one of the provinces of Brazil. This manifeetatior was made on the 16th in Cora. The insur. gents consisted of students and a force of soldiers, the latter of whom broke out ic open rebellion to the authorities. The combined force of students and soldiers at. taeked the residence of Gen. Caringa, gov ernor of Cern, with a cannon, and with much effect. The police and a large number of loyal citizens of fered their services to the governor, who barricaded his residence and they defended the place against the desperate assaults of the enemy. After a hotly con tested battle, lasting for thirteen hous e, the governor found that he could stand no longer against his enemies, and was forced to surrender to the insurgents. The serious nature of the fighting may be judged when it is known that fourteen per sons were killed during the assault, and a large number of both forces wonoded. The insurgents deposed the governor end as semed control of affairs in the province. Extravagant and Unfaithful. CANNEe, Feb. 19.-The shooting of Abeills by Deason, an American, who discovered the Frenchman carrying on a liason with Mrs. Deacon, was to-day examined by a magistrate. He gave a very succinct ac count of the incidents that led up to the killing of Abeille. His story, though it does not agree in all its details with the published accounts of the affair, confirms in a measure the first telegraphed reports of the shooting. Deacon asked the magis. trate to admit him to bail. 'he magistrate cdeclined to do so at once, but promised to consider the application. MrLs. Deacon was then examined. She told a story which confirmed that of her husband. Deacon ferter stated to the magistrate that his wife had the most extravagant tasts and lately she had spent fabulous sums on her toilette. This extravagance led to quarrels. His conjugal life, he said, had been unhappy for a long time. He was very sorry for what he had done, but the thing had gone on too long and could only end badly. Persisted In Realgning. PAnrs, Feb. 19.-In accordance with the programme decided on, the ministers called on President tternot and tendered their resignations, which were accepted. Presi dent Carnot strongly arged the ministry to reconsider, but De Freycinet insisted upon resigning, saving he and his colleagves had decided that they could not remain in power after the action taken yesterday by the chamber. Several generals to-day called upon De Freycianet, who served as war minister as well as premies, and strongly appealed to him not to reseln, say nug he would be a great loss to the army. De Freysonet, however, remained obdurate. The lobbies of the chambers were filled to. day embers discussing the Situatloa, a final decision of the ministry was n the opinion was pen eral that a state of political uncertainty had arrived, in view of the apparent ina bility of any pasty to form a working min istry. Some noewspapers say the only course practicable is the dissolution of the chamber. All Governments Are Good. PAnsm, Feb. 19.-Catholio newspapers here publish an encyclical letter from the pops, addressed to the clergy. The pope declares that any form of government is good, pro vided it tends to further public welfare, and it is therefore the duty of all to accept the legally established government and not to attempt to change its form. The pope concludes by expressing himself in favor of the maintenance of the concordat and urg ing the union of all Frenchmen for the de velopment bf the greatness of France. Will Fight All Camers, LonDoN, Feb. 18.-Dumont, author of "Secret Do Fourmies," a sooialistio study, who has already received three challenges from persons aggrieved by his attack on the Jews in that work, and accepted them alI, fought the first pne this morning with M. Isaac, on the Isle de la Jatta, in Seine. Dumont received two wounds. one in te abdomen, which may prove serious and prevent him from fighting the other duels. Stranded and All Hands Lost. LoNDoN, Feb. 19.-It is oficiallyannounced that the British bark Cabour, Capt. Mc Murtry was stranded on the Irish coast Feb. 9. It is thought all handd went down. The pilot boat Polly, has been found drift ing and dismantled. 'the pilots and crew are believed to have been lost. A Gale and an Earthquake. LrsnoN, Feb. 19.-A terrific gale has been raging in the south and west of Portugal. Several vessels in Tauns dragged their an chors and drifted about hopelessly. An earthquake shock was felt at Algarve to day. Foreign Flashes. The British setamer Sir Walter Raleigh, bound from Philadelphia for Plymouth, is drifting seaward in a gale, with a brokein shaft. The officers and crew are aboard her. The Irish national papers are divided on the new Irish local government bill. Lon don papers are also divided in regard to it. The Times and Standard speakcfavora bly of it. A rumor is current at the City of Mexico that negotiations for a reciprocity treaty between the United States and Mexico have been temporarily suspended to allow the government to examine counter proposi tions that have been made. THE MOTHER-IN-LAW. Young Mrs. Blaine Lays All Her Troubles on Her. DEADWOOD, S. D., Feb. 19.-At last the Blaine divorce case has come to trial, and all testimony is in. This morning Judge Palmer, plaintiff's attorney, read the com plaint and the defendant's answer, and be gan reading depositions. The depositions of Dr. Fuller and Dr, Wynkoop, after con firming that of Gen. McMahon as to the amity in which the young couple apparentlv passed the first few months of married life, relatrd chiefly to the condition of plaintiff's health after the unhappinese began. This afternoon Mrs. Blaine on the stand recited the story of her marriace, which was has tened because her husband did not want her to go on the stage. She spoke of the happy first year and detailed the visit of the young people to Maine, where her hus band was kept away by his mother; told how she was foiled in her attempts to be come reconciled; gave details of her return to New York and her esubsequent sickness and suffering in that city. She had come to South Dakota for a home and wanted especially to secure the custody of her child, which she is able to support by her pen. After the submission of some law points, the case closed. A Connecticut Politician's Death. WILMINGTON, Conn., Feb. 19. - Josept tawley, one of the most prominent polil ticians of eastern Connecticut, fell dowr stairs at the Jewett City hotel a few dayr ago and died from the effect of his injuries this morning. Mr. Dawley was considered one of the most successful political workers in New England. He was a lieutenant in the Twenty-sixth Connecticut Volunteers during the late war, and one of the volun teers to the "Forlorn Hope" at Port Had son. His funeral will be attended by sev eral secret orders, of which he is a mem bBr, and SBdgwick Post G. A. R. He was 12 years old. A Surprise to Her Frleads. Netiv YORK, Feb. 19.-A local paper says the affair at Cannes yesterday which in volves the reputation of Mrs. Florencc Deacon, is a terrible and unexpected bloew to her friends and family in this city. Mrs. Deacon attracted some attention a few years since by declining to be presented to the prinog of Wales out of regard to her reputation. The style of living of these young people swallowed up fortune after fortune. Race Troubles Threatened. LOUIsvILLE, Ky., Feb. 19.-Rioting be tween whites and negroes is feared near Patrickaburr. A number of whites were recently discharged by the Ohio & Big Sandy railroad on account of trouble with negroes. The whites were so incensed thrt they gave a band of seventy-isve negroes warning to leave or be whipped. I'he negroes are arming themselves and a riot is possible. lead Weak Lungs. She came into the doctor's office with her darling little dog in her aims. "Oh, don tor!" she exclaimed, sinking into chair. 'What is it, my dear madam?" exclaimed the doctor excitedly. "Oh, doctor," she walled, "all of our family have weak lungs, and poor little Fido coughed four times this moraine. Can you do anything for him?"-Detroit Free Press. Iteaptlze Through Ten Inches of Ice. WILIMANTir, Feb. 19.-Q. H. B. Headly, a convert of McCauley's mission on Thirty secend street, New York, came to this county a month ago and started a series of revival meetings that have resulted in the conversion of hundreds. 'To-day, in spite of the cold weather, many were baptized through ten inches of ice in the Quine hang river at Plainfield. Free Miners Will Co-Operate. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 194,-The state ment made a few days that the troubles be tween the miners and operators in Coal Oreek valrey v$i about to be settled, is Dontrmed. It is stated that an agreement a nearly concluded by which the mince Will be operated by free miners on the'co ierative plan. In a few days the troops sill be withdrawn. T'lhe Touanlls All lscaplled. LouliSVILLc, Feb. 19,-Fire broke out at Midnight in the four-story Weller block, WS Fourth avenue. The three upper floors were used as flats and each was full of leesing people. All were rescued. Luno: 2.,000. Three firemen were seriously -urt. The Are is now under control. UPROAR IN THE HOUSE, Business Obstructed by the Tactios of the Leaders of the Gold Bugs. Harter Again Assumes to Be the Moses of the Democratic Party. The Impertinent Mr. Reed Rebuked by the Chair-Reluctant Approval of the McKinley Law. WA mINGTOo, Feb. 19.-The silver question will not down. Its discussion was resumed in the house again to-day upon presents tion by Bland of a letter in response to one of the Harter circulars to the G. A. It. The scene was one of confusion and exoitement at times, but occasionally a good home thrust from cne side or the other brought forth hearty and continued laughter. lar ter characterized the free silver bill as in famous, and predicted that if it passed the democratic party would march to certain defeat. Warming to the subject, he de clared: "If this free silver bill shall pass the time will come when a man as a demo crat will not be given decent burial in the democratic cemetery." Repeated attempts were made by points of order and demands for regular business to take Harter from the floor, but he persisted in presenting his views to the house, and it was compelled to hear. The first bill on the calendar, which was laid aside, gave rise to some discussion, during which Reed made some of his char acteristic remarks as to the advisability of counting a quorum from members present and not voting. The chairman and Reed thereupon had a short colloquy, which the chairman substantially alluded to as an "altercation." Reed-"I t:ust the chair will not desig nate it in that way. That would be unjust to the chair and me." Chair-'The chair will try to take care of himself and the gentleman from Maine, and will not do him an injustice." Bland sent to the clerk's desk and had read aletter from a Grand Army post in Missouri asking him to inform the gentle man from Ohio (Harter), in response to his anti-silver circular, that Grand Army posts were able to attend to their own business. Bland again criticized Harter's attitude on the silver question. Harter said the house had been told that one class of legislation fell heavily upon ninety-five citizens out of every 100 and took away their property and handed it over to the other five under the operation of the McKinley law. But there were other burdens, and some gentlemen seemed to think it was perfectly right and very democratic, indeed, to take earnings rnd property, riot of ninety-five persons out of 100, but of 999 citizens out of every 1,000, and hand them over to monopolies. He (Harter) spoke for the class of people who had no vote. He spoke for the help less women and children of the country, for the poor creatures who labored over the wash-tub for the support of helpless fami. lies. That was the view of democracy he took. McKinney (N. H.) raised the pointof order that the discussion was entirely out of order, not being direct to the bill under consideration by the committee. The chair sustained the point and stated that the bill under consideration was one for the relief of Duncaer, of 'Tennesee. Harter replied that his remarks were directed toward that bill, as, if Mr. Duncan got an approprin tion he wanted to be paid 100 cents on the dollar. (Laughter and applause.] Harter then, proceeded to make a predic tion, but as the words "I predict," cram forth he was again interrupted by many democratic memnbers. After many efforts he again managed to secure the floor and proceeded with his prediction, which was that if the house passed a measure which invited rll thd degraded silver of the world to.free coinage in this country, the demo cratio party would lose the votes of men who labored for their living, and when the party marched to the polls in November, instead of marching to overwhelming vic. tory it would march to certain dgfeat. Lind (Minn.) asked if he undtratood the gentleman correctly in defining the prin cpples of the democratic party to be free trhde and a gold standard. Before Harter could reply he was agrrain Interrupted by a number of democrats protesting against the latitude of debate. Lind--"ls t the position of the demo cratic party, for free trade and a single good standard?" Haiter-"The position of the democratic party is in favor of a double standard and en favor of keeping every dollar worth 100 cents." [Applanuse on the republican side and demands for regular order from the denmoc ats. ] hind pressed the question as to the atti tude of the democratic party in regard to free trade, and Fithian and Holman in vain tried to take Harter from the floor, where he demanded to make his reply. The chair appealed to Harter to proceed in order and speak to the bill under consideration. HIar ter said he would do so. "This man from Tennessee wanted en appropriation. [I ughter.] 'That appropriation was raised by taxing the people and the ques tion naked by the gentlemen was hiuhbly pertinent under the circnmstrances. [Laughlter.] The democratic party was in favor of the freest possible trade for the humblest soul and protection of the Ameri can flag." [Applause.] Harter thlen in quired of Lirdl whether he had made a satisfactory response. Lind replied that the gentlemsuan had done so as far as do metic, trade was concerned, but he do sired to know the policy of the democratic party in researd to foreign trade. Fithian immediately arose withl another point of order and called upon the chair to enforce the rules. After a scren of confusion, Hlarter con tinuing said the position of the demooratic party on tle question of free trade was this, tlhat every Amrerican citizen was en titled to the most absolute free trade with everv inharbitant of the globe, limited only by the amnount of tariff necessarv to con duct the governmenrt. lie had now answered tihe question of the gentlelnanr from Mirnne sota, end lie would asrk himr a question. Let him state whether he indorsed the Mo K(inley bill. iLind-"l voted folr it." [Iaeughter.] ltarter--I asked you a eanuly qucestion in a maely way. Do your indorse it?" Iind-"I do, as a whole." [Laeghter.l E.I.LOWSTONE PARttK (5OMPANY. i)enouneend by Cesretnry Nblel In tihe htroslleget Terms. WAsLrNO'rou, Feb. 19.--Searetary Noble has sent the senate committee on territories a vigonous protest against tihe pasergeg of thobe ill "To incorporate the Yellowetore l'ark company," the incorporators of wllehich are Charles Gibson, John I. Perry, of Missurri: Thomas Lowery and James W. rayrmond, ofn Minnesota. The bill provides bhut incorporato:s and successors shall brave perletnal succession rand are author ied to acquire and operate hotels arnd seeure other privile.es. There is wranted to the company for twenty years the use of teon cores of ground at each of the follow ing places: Mammoth Hot Hprings, Norris' Geyser Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, Lower G4yser Basin. Grand Canyon, Lower Yel lowstono Lake, end West Bay of Yellow stone Lake, for the use of each of which the compean agrees to pay the government *i50 per annum, which is to be in lieu of all tales, and in each locality the company to keep a first class hotel. The bill is de nounced by the secretary as "opposed to public good, for private interests solely, and in every way pernicious." EXTENDING THE SIXCLUSION. The Senate P'asses a B11l to lBar the Com ing of Chinese. WASnrNTroN. Feb. 19.-The senate to-day passed a bill extending for ten years the operation of the Chinese exclusion laws. The bill, was a substitute for a similar measure introduced by Senator Dolph. It has it wider scope than is indicated by its title, for, in addition to re-enacting the present exclusion laws which are about to lapse, it contains a section intended to meet the difficulty the treasury officials have encountered in returning Chinese to China through judicial decisions and ad verse to their right to return them further than to the country from which they en teredthe United States. Under this construction of the law the treasury department has returned a number of Chinese to Canada instead of to Chins, and they were soon again smuggled across the line, which it was impossible to guard at all times and places. Another new sec tion provides severe penalties for the return to the United States of Chinese once sent out of the-country. They Will Have anu. WAsmrrrGTO, Feb. 19.-The World's fair special, com.prising five' of the most mag nifioently equipped and luxuriously fur nished trains ever out on the road by the Pullman Palace Car company, left the Baltimore & Ohio station at 2:30 this after noon for Chicago. The passengers aboand these trains will be guests of the World's fair city for the next four days and are senators and representatives in congress, foreign ministers to the United States and' and leading journalists of the national capital. SecretrVy Foster Off for Europe. WAserrNGTON, Feb. 19.-Secretary Foster will sail from New Yerk Tuesday for Bre men on the North German Lloyd steam ship Spree. , He will be accompanied by W. F. Maclellan, chief of the warrant division of the treasury department, who is also in poor health. The secretary suffers from prostration, the effects of his severe attack of grip and takes the trip solely for the purpose of recuperation. He expects to be again in this country in about three weeks. A Caucus WIll Be Called. WASHrNGTON, Feb. 19. - Representative Harter (Ohio) said to-day that he had presented a request for a caucus of the democratic party on the silver question to Holman, chairman of the caucus, and had no doubt that a call will Le issued. Be tween forty and fifty signatures are ap pended to the request, and the caucus rules provide that a caucus shall be called When asked by thirty-five members. Capital .Notes. The senate adjourned 1:o meet next Tues day. The house adopted a resolution providing for a reprint copy of the silver bill and the printing of 10,000 additional copies. Speaker Crisp left Washington Thursday night for Fortress Monroe, where he will remain until Monday night to gain a few days' rest. The senate bill authorizing the construc tion of a public building at Spokane, Wash.. was laid over; the one appropriating $400,000 for a public building, at Tacoma, Wash., was passed. An agreement was reached among the democratic members of the waysand means committee that the minority should have until a week from Saturday to prepare their reports against the wool, binding twine and bagging measures heretofore or dered favorably reported to the house by a party vote. She Hlas Slept Eighteen Mouths. INDIANA'POLIS, Feb. 19.-In the insane asylum is a patient, Bridget Pendergast who has not been awake for eighteen months. A year and a half Ago she showec symptoms of drowsiness, and despite all efforts she soon settled into a deep slumber During the day she sits in a rocking chair neara window, and at night is placed ir bed by attendants. Her eyes are closed, but the lids can be opened by force. Hei only food is milk, of which she takes about three quarts a day through a silver tube in her nose that connects with the throat, She is gradually wasting away, and, as no effort arouses her, it is not likely that she will live much longer. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Garza is reported to have been seen in San Francisco. Lehman, a murderer, was executed at Custer City, S. D.. Friday morning.' 'LThe Massachusetts republican state con vention has been called to meet April 20. C. C. Cummings was hanged Friday at Savannah, Ga., for killing David Williams. Both colored. Five hundred thousand dollars in gold was taken from the sub-treasury at New York for exportation to Europe. Wmin. Smith (colored) was hung atGretna, Lan., for the murder of an inoffensive old white man named Dominick Commeric. 'The friends of Senator Quay are uneasy over his health. The senator is at St. Luce, Fla., and is said to be threatened with pneumolnia. Gov. Ilocg, of 'Texas, issued a proclama tion Friday, convening the legislature in regular session March 13. Amnong other purposes is at e reapportionment of the state. The lower house of the Utah legislature defeated a memorial that had passed the council for an anti-polygamy ameudment to the United States constitution. Richard Klemm, son-in-law of Dr. Daen oler, editor of the St. Louis Anzeiger, and Louis Willich. editor of the Die Lanterne, both denounce as false the report that they are to fight a duel. Information has been received that Wy oming has quarantined against cattle froml New Mexico. Steps are being taken to have the restriction lemoved, as umany cattle sales would be affected by tho,quarantine. The United States marshal of BEan Claire, Wis.. arrested Christian Iulblueor and C. W. Sonueermuoyer, two of the principal owners of the Eanu Claile button factory, on the dearge of violating the federal contract labor law. The National Dairy. and Cheese Makers association adjourned Friday. Resolutions were passed urging congress to enact such laws as aee necesslary to protect nroduoers of pure dairy products from the illegal sale of oleomargarine. A sensational duel took place near San Diego I'riday afternoon. Tihe' participant: were Dr. J. A. Saptp and a druggist tnamued It. I. Poole, both well known citizens. '.he duel, which grow out of an old quarrel, ended in Poole's instant death. Sapp is in jail. The American Newspaper Publishers' as socaiticen elected otlocers for the ensuing yuar ias follows: President, James W. Scott, Chicago; vice president. E. 11. Wroode, Boston; secretary, L. L. Morgan, New laven; treasurer, W. M. Laftan, New York. HAD A UNIOUE METHOD, A Pilfering Postal Clerk Who Was Content With a Reasonable Percentage. His Name Is J. W. MoMurray and He Ran on the Helena Division. He Makes Confession to Inspector Wat kins, Who Effected His Capture-On the Way to Helena. ST. PAUL, Jeb. 19.--[Special.]--Postofilee Inspector W. Watkins, Jr., of Helena, has just completed one of the cleverest pieces of detective work ever chronicled in the annals of the department, Thursday at Chfoago he captured J. W. McMurray, an ex-railway postal clerk on the Helena di vision, and obtained the man's confession in fall to numerous thefts from registered mail matter. McMurray received his ap pointment to the railway mail service Feb. 14, 1890, as a clerk in the Helena & St. Paul railway postofilce, between Helena and Miles City. He was quiet, clever, and well liked, and had a unique method of rifling registered packages. Instead of going through a letter for its entire contents, he abstracted a modest percentage of the en closure and sent the remainder on safely to its destination. In his confession he owned up to twenty such cases, and thought his pilfering would amount to about $300. He was in the service a little over a year and a half and loft for parts unknown in December, 1889. Soon afterward cases began to be reported, and Inspector Watkins was detailed to find McMurray, as the slight evidence in hand pointed to him as the guilty party. The inspector passed through St. Paul about a week ago on a still hunt for his man and soon located him at a cheap boarding house at 115 North Clark street, Chicago. When he was confronted by the inspector, Mc Murray broke down completely and confessed the record of his crime in full. le also consented to return quietly to Helena, there to stand trial, and the pair passed through St. Paul this evening, leav ing for Helena over the Northern Pacific at 4:15 o'clock. Inspector Watkina is highly complimented by the railway postal offici als in this city for the neatness and dis patch in McMurray's capture. BANK I CLEARINGS. Business Done During the Past Week in the Money Centers. NEw YonRK, Feb. 19.-The following are the bank clearings reported weekly: New York........... $. 900,4O.O eIn 53.1 Ritton: ............. 01,025.00. Dec.2 1 Chicago.. -45700..5,5400 inc. 13.1 Philadelphia .......... 93, 32.:00 o Inc. 47.8 St. Lous ............ 21.:07.000 Inc. 15.4 Nan Francisco........ 15,930.000 D]ec. 12.) Baltimore .............. 15a.193.00 Inc. 21.i Cincinnati .... ....... 11,2JU,Oi) Inc. 5.1 Pit.tsborg .............. 11.l7.Z,0 10 Inc. 15.:1 Minneapolis............ ti,74i,tO Inc. :' ;7 New trleane..... ... 15,171i,010. Inco. *1.5 St. 'aul .............. 4.81,010U Inc. 33.5 Denver ............. .. .U.,1O101) Inc. -'. 8 Omaha ................. 5,907,0.J) Inc. 48.1 Hiolona ................ ],994,542 Portl:and. Ore.......... .1248l001 ]lnc. 11.1 Salt Lake .............. 1,1527,11 . 1 cc. 19.1 Tacoma ................ 5),103 Dec. 2.3 Seattle ................. 89.447 lice, 2.8 Los Angeles............ 701.133 Inc. 18.1 Gialveston .............. 52,000 Duc. 3.7 Total leading cities of the' United States, $1,389,212,453. Inc. 16.01. All Explosive on the Track. BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Feb. 19.-Last night, near Pass, the south-bound passenger train on the Southern Pacific ran over a small object on the track. Instantly there was a loud explosion and the cab of the engine wnas enveloped in flames. The small ob ject proved to be a heavy charge of danger ous explosive. There is intense excitement over the affair, and olflsers are investigat ing the matter. It is thought it was the intention to wreck the train for the pur pose of robbery. Figuring on tile Effect. BosTox, Feb. 19.-The Boston Commer cial will print to-morrow a statistical anal ysis of woolen imports into the United States on the basis of the new duties im posed by the Springer bill. In the fiscal year.1891 the imports of woolen goods were valued at $43,235,409. The reduction in revenue if the same amount of goods were imported under the ipringer bill would be $2',J18,183. Meerschaums Pipe Trust. NEW YonRK, Feb. 19.-Rlumors of the ex istence of a meerschaum pipe trust have been in circulation several days, in which three of the oldest and wealthiest manu facturers of the city are concerned. They denied to-day that a trust had been formed. They admitted, however, that each of the firms had iuncorporate.i in New Jersey. Further they declined to say. Tialklng of llines. RAPIn CITY, S. D., Feb. 19.-Wm. Frank land, one of the owners of the Keystone gold mine in the Etta dirtrict, who is in the city, reports ia rich strike in a tunnel now in 210 feet. He states that the face of the tunnel is in ore which is worth $710 a ton, and that one streak, tlrooequarters of anl inchwide. will pay over $20,000 per ton. An Opposition Iloor Trust. C'Untcoo, Feb. 19.--The morning papers say the whisky trust is backing a syndicate which will endeavor to secure control of hhe breweries in Chicago not belonging to the Engllsh syndicate, with the intention of fornmng a combination to compete with its rival. The syndicate will, it is said, have a capital stock of $5,000,(t)0. Itelonga to the Town. Niew YORK, Feb. Il.-Chief J ustice iBeatty delivered an opinion in the supreme court of New Jersey to-day deciding that the title to a twentyV-arei tract of land in Jor eoy City belonged to the municipality, and shat the Amnerican l)ock and huprovement compnny and the New Jersey Central Rail way company had no rights in it. it)swlratiosn by IPresaldent Hill. CiOutoo, Fob. 19.-President Hill, of the Grent Northern railway, has gone to Spokane, Wash., to make arrangeruents for the entry of his road into that city. Ho declared thile rails would be laid and cars running into Spokane by April 1. luill says he will be rnuning trains to the Colnlnbla by July 1. 'hue orge PIIIInlg Up. PI'.LtRlc Pa., Feb. 19.--''ho danger from the ice gorge is increusing. It has been rsuing here and at points above since 12 o'clock last night. The mlountalins iare cov ered with snows and if this water comes down as now seems inevitable all the towns rlong the Allegheny river will saffer, MRS. JOHIN A. DAVIS' TITLE. Luck of One of the Parties to the Butte WIll Contest. COtAroo, Feb. 1l.--Tho Inter-Ocean snysi Living quietly with her sons at Kenwocd is a lady who has just fallen heir to a com fortable estate in Ireland and has succeeded to a title. It is not the first time fortnne has smiled upon her fhmily, for it is but a short time sinco that her husband was de clared by the courts to be heir to an estate valued at more than $14,000,000. Mrs. John A. Davis, as the only surviving granddaughter of Lady Elenor Stanhowe, succeeds to the title of Lady Thrush iStan howe and to Caven House and the ClantA lien estate. Mrs. Davis is a niece of the late Lord John IRussell, of England. The valuation of the estate to which she sac ceeds is not known, as it is but recently that her title to claim it was ascertained. Modest and retiring in disposition, Mrs. Davis has shrnnk from making her fortune known, and her neighbors in Kenwood are yet unaware of the fact, the first intima tion reaching the city front friends of the family in Montana, where John A. Davis has been until recently as a claimant to the vast estate left by his brother in Butte. Mrs. Davis returned to this city last week from Rockford, Ill., where she had been to attend the funeral of her brother, John Boyd, who died Jan. 28, after an illness of several years, and who, it is understood, had stood first in succession to the estate. The heir to the Clantalieu estate has re sided for some time with two of her sons in l(enwood, Morris A., a young boy, and Georce W., who is connected with the Her aid. Her other children being married, reside away from home. Thley are: Ed ward A., and Charles G., who reside in this city, and John E., and Andrew J., who make their homes in Butte, Mont., the lat ter being the cashier of the First National bank of Butte. Mrs. Davis spent her youthful days in New York state, coming to illinois in the early 'T0s. In 1832 she was married to John A. Davis, and in the early '0s, with her husband and four small children, she re moved to a portion of southern Iowa, known to those who have followed the the details of the great Davis will contest as Salt Creek township. Shortly before the great fire the family came to.Chicago. The property which Mrs. Davis inherits from her grandmother has been tied up for some years, and it is only recently that proofs of title to it have been secured. John A. Davis returned to this city from Butte some days ago and registered at the Palmer House, where he has been under going medical treatment. He was accom panied here by John Talbot, special ad ministrator of the Davis estate, who gave bonds in the sum of $1 000,000 for the faith ful performance of his duty. Mr. Davis has been quite ill. A serious outcome was feared at one time, but with careful atten. tion he improved rapidly, and yesterday he was well enough to take his meals in the dining room of the Palmer House. In the suit for the millions left by his brother Mr. Davis won, but the contest is continued by the other claimants, and legal proceedings will again come before the Montana court early in April. VIRGINIA OYSTER BEDS. Monopolists Would Like to Control Them at Nominal eost. RcHamosn. Va., Feb. 19.-The committee which has just made its report and others who have given that subject consideration believe that Vitginia's oyster lands will yield an annual revenue of more than $1, 000,000 the first two years. They express the cpinion that after that several millions may be expected. To accomplish this de sirable result, however, it is necessary, these centlemen contend, to throw open the grounds to bidders of the world, allowing those who will give the highest price the choice of the beds. This is opposed by the representatives in the legislature from the oyster districts and by the people in those localities. There is asentiment based, too, upon the organic law of the commonwealth, that the privi lege of taking the bivalves is confined to Virgniians. Those who take the rosy view of the oyster situation and see millions in their scheme contend that the constitn tional inhibition is confined only to the natural oyster rocks, and not to the beds and planting grounds. There are now before the legislature two or three propositions having in view the object of increasing the revenue from Vir ginia's oyster industry. At present these do not pay the expense of the navy main tained for the protection of planters from the mauraudors. The more conservative computations piece the prospective increase very far below the figures named. It is not likely that the sentiment which has prevailed in the tidewater sections for note than a century-that to Virginians belong the exclusive right to take the bi valves from their waters-will be violated. It is, however, almost certain that without doing this the present legislature will adopt some plan which will largely increase the amount of taxes received from the state's oyster grounds. There are capitalists ready to invest in this property if the state will enact such a law as they desire. The plan contemplated by some of these would give the monopolies c,atrol of all of the most desirable lands at merely nominal cost. These schemes will not be successful. MAN AGAINST G(OAT. A Novel Butting" Match to Come Off Here Next Week. A butting match, the like of which has never perhaps been seeoon in this locality, has been arranged and will comoe off in Helena next week. Frank lRoe, better known as "lJutting Jack," of California, undertakes to knock out Neill's big goat Ajax, with billy's own weapons. The man and the goat are to meet in a twenty-four. foot circular ring antd butt their heads to gether until one or the other is knocked out. Roe egress to use nothing but his head. Ajax is supposed, perforce, to con sent to the same arrangement. Ed. Mack backs the man and Ed. Rowles backs the oant. Roc is said to have a head the hard noss of which is only equalled by granite. Hoe can stand on all fours like an animal and jump over a table. The exact place and night of the exhibition will be an nounced later. The )lssiatisilotl I Machlnisns. Cnioano, Fob. 19.-A local paper says a special committee of the international ma chinists union has decided what action to take regarding the strike of the machinists in the Pennsylvania company's shops, and this decision has been teloeraphed to the memtbers of the executive board at differ nut places. There is reason to believe that the committee has recommended it strke on the whole system, but this is contingent upon the action of the executive committee. The Cltholic Cotngress. Cmutono, Feb. lt.--Archbishop Feehan, of Chioago, chairman of the organizing comn mittee of the Columbian Catholic congress, lnst night authorized the statement that the questions relating to the independeneo of the helv see and Catholio eduontion had iot been excluded from the programme of the congress. No change had been made or suggestod by the archbishops at the St. Louis meeting or by anybody else since. To Kill Off a Candllato. M~rNEAIols,I Feb. 19.-The Journal this afternoon prints a two column report of the decision in the supreme court identifying (}en. ltussell A. Alger its one of the pro nmototu and organizers of the Diamond Matchn company, which .the chief juatlhs says Is an unlawful corporation.