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VOL. XXXI.NO ELENA. MONTANA, MONDAY MORNING FIBRUARY 22 1892. PRICE FIVE C N'T A IHIBl TICKET LIKELY. Most of the Delegates to the St. Louis Convention Favor Its lom.i. nation. Those Who Are Opposed to Such Action Are in the Minority. The California Delegates Say the People Do not Want Leland Stanford for the Presidency. ST. Louts, Feb. 21.-Every incoming train to-day brought a large number of delegates to the largest convention of wealth produc ers ever assembled. Among the various organizations, the Sabbath was not one of rest, but rather a day of labor and anxiety. Many delegates spent the day in sight see ing and enjoyment, or lounged about the hotel corridors quietly discussing the problem they have to solve, while, still others engaged in animated conversation over the pr3babilities of a third party being placed in the field. The Asso ciated press reporters made the rounds of the various hotels where the husbandmen are stopping, and the result shows that a great many delegates are in favor of put ting candidates in the field for the presi dency and vice-presidency, while others say the time has not yet arrived for such action; that the old parties may yet adopt a platform which will meet the views of agriculturalists and workingmen. Those who talk thus are in a very small nxlnority, and it is not at all likely they can carry the day when the question is brought before the convention, which will open at two o'clock to-morrow afternoon. G. F. Washburn, chairman of the na tional finance committee of the people's party, in an interview, said: "I believe the confederated industrial conference will take independent political action. There is no doubt but that a committee will be appointed authorized to aset in conjunc tion with the national committee of the people's party in calling a national nomi nating convention before June 1. I be lieve the platform will be brief, but it will be vory clear cut and emphatic in tone. The tide seems hourly rising in favor of independent action, and by to-morrow, it will be irresistible. If Livingstone, Ter rill and McCane attempt to resist it they will be literally swept out of the way. Delegates from their states claim that their constituencies will repudiate them if they attempt to oppose the majority of the con ference. From present indications "it would seem that this is to be the largest and most important industrial conference ever held. It is estimated there will be from 3,000 to 10.000 visitors in the city dur ing the session." The above exprecfies -he sentiments of. the leaders of the 'new movement and it will not be surprising if the reheme to hold a national nominating convention will be carried through with a whoop and a hur rab. At all events the farmers say they Will try and take hold of the reins of gov ernment for awhile and see whether or not they can ameliorate their condition, which they say iso becoming unbearable. California's delegation this evening adopted the following resolution which will create somewhat of a sensation in political circles: Whereas, There are certain parties in the city of St. Louis booming Leland Stanford for the presidency of the United States, Resolved, That the delegates from Cali fornia emphatically declare that the people from California are not looking for a CmA sar, a Cromwell, a railroad monopolist, or a millionaire, but rather for a Cincinnatus, and when he is found we will know him by the character he bears and the work he has done, T. V. Powderly tonight stated that the platform adopted will have the support of the Knights of Labor. %President Polk save the sub-treasury scheme and the Ocala platform will be endorsed. He believes there will be inserted in the platform t plank asking that the federal government stop interfering with state regulations of the liquor traffic. A. J. Streeter, of Illin ois, says a new party will be the outcome of the convention. Mr. Streeter was the farmers' senatorial candidate before the Illinois legislature a year ago and says the new party can carry Kansas, Nebraska, Dakotas and Min nesota, probably Missouri and Illinois. Then the power of each might be greater upon the delegates from other states. A monster meeting was held to-night at which RIev. Dr. De La Matyr. of Ohio, preached. Six thousand farmers were present. It is probable nothing but the organiza tion and appointment of committees will be accomplished to-morrow. WRECKED OFF PENZANCE. A Spalnsh Steamer anti All on Board Thought to Have Beenl Lost. LONDON, Feb. 21.-A large vessel, name unknown, but supposed to be a Spanish steamer, has been wreaked off Penzanos and it is feared all hands were lost. A boat containing six men set off from the vessel for shore but capsized almost immediately. The boat was seen keel upward, but her crew could not be seen except two men, the first of these clinging to the boat in desperation. He was twice washed off. The second was swimming in an effort to reach safety. Efforts made by the coast guard to help the men proved too late and both were drowned. Two boats from the wreck and a quantity of wreckage came ashore,. Spain Swept by Storms. MADamD, Feb. 21.-Disastrous storms are reported throughout Spain. Rivers are ris ing rapidly and much property has been destroyed. A train was derailed near Ro teado to-day. One guard was killed and tkree others derailed. Snow Storl. in Ireland. LoNnoN, Feb. 21.-Latest dispatches from Ireland say the .snow storm continues. 'Traffic on the railway lines is greatly in terrupted. Several trains are im bedded in huge drifts. The Crew All Drowned. LONDON, Feb. 21.-The schooner Petrel was towed to Queenstown to-day. Her crew we e drowned and the vessel found abandoned off Minehead. A Iarkentine Stranded. P'IMyatorTln. Feb. 21.-The barkentine Patriot has booeen stranded at Arkalow rook. '1 hree of the crew were drowned. Aulllin Ityron IhlIdwnll Free. New Yot' , Feb. 21.-Austin Byron Bid well, one of the clever gang of Bank of England forgers, arrived on the Etruria to davy. He was released from Chatham prison a week ago yeaterday. He is no comlpaniel on his honmewerd voyage by his sister, Mrs. Mutt, who has been many months in England seeking his releases, TO OVERRUN CHEROKEE STRIP. Thousands of Wonld-ito Settlers Getting Imnpatlent. TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 21.-There is much impatience over the delay in opening the new lands known as the Cherokee strip and the several reservations in which allot ments are now being made. The plan has already'been formed to anticipate the ac tion of the government and settle up the "acquired territory," trusting, if force is used to dispossess the settlers, to decisions already rendered in the courts. Judges Green and Seay, the former chief ustice and the latter then an associate nutice and now governor of Oklahoma, have both decided that the Cherokees have no title to the strip, and all they ever had was an easement to pass over the lands, .and that this right they long ago forfeited by non-usage. A plan of campaign has been egeed upon by large numbers of intending settlers. They have established headquarters at Arkansas City, with branches at Caldwell, Wichita, King fisher. Guthrie, and small points that are merely camps. This organization, for it has a form and a head, proposes to settle the strip without further delay. There may be no authority, but the neW-comers claim they are not violating any law, and therefore they are not liable to any penalty. ,One of the prinoipal officers yesterday said to a representative of the press: "The settlers are already going in from the north, south, east and west. Within ten days more there will be 25,000 settlers upon the strip lands, building houses and preparing the ground for spring planting, As there are 37,500 claims of 160 acres each, yon can see that we are pretty thoroughly covering the ground, and are head ing off the townaite companies, with which we have no affiliation. If our removal by government troops is undertaken, we pro pose to bring an action in the United States court for the territory of Oklahoma, to restrain the military authorities from interfering with quiet, peaceable settlers upon public lands, and thereby secure an other decision testing the title to the strip." It is certain that the most gigantio set tiers' organization ever brought about is now a fact. The organization includes many town companies as well as farmers, and if its growth in the next twenty days is equal to the growth of the past twenty it will number 40,000 members. It is under stood that this organization is mainly con fining its efforts to the Cherokee Strip, but incidentally will cover the Indian lands in which allotments are now being made, and which include some of the beat lands in the Nation. There are 37,500 quarter sections in the Cherokee Strip, fully 25,000 of which will prove to be choice farming lands and 5,000. more fair. 'laking town and farm facil ities, it could readily support a population of 300,000 within two years, ind from pres ent indications, unless the government in terferes, It will have one-third of that num ber in lees than a year. As it is, one of the leaders rec.ntly said: "If congress will not act in the interest of the honest and needy home-seeker, then we will act for ourselves, and 'On to the strip' will be our cry." MURDERER AT FIFTEEN. The Boy Who Killed Two Young Men for the tum of $60, CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 21.--In the state supreme court last week the application for a iew trial made on behalf of Charles Miller, the notorious boy double murderer, was denied, and he was for the second time sentenced to be hanged. Auril 22 was fixed as the execution date. In September, 1890, Miller, then fifteen years old, shot and killed Waldo Emer eon and Ross T. Fish baugh in a box car on :the Union Pacific, forty miles or so east of this city. The state line is fifty miles away. Emerson and Fiehbaugh were respectable young men ofSt. Joseph, Mo., who hhd set out to reach Denver cheaply. Miller murdered them for $60. He was captured in Kansas and confessed. On the trial insanity was the plea in cart claimed, and no venue could save him. A stay of execution was secured, pending a decision by the upper court. Miller twice escaped from the county jail here. The first time he left with a soldier, whowasdelivered by friends. This was a year to a day after his crime. On New Year's eve he and two others over powered the jailer and took to the prairie in a blizzard. Miller in a dying condition, was found beside the dead body of one of the fugitives. lHe recovered with the loss of a few toes. In court yesterday Miller ex hibited no emotion whatever. Being inter viewed later, he said he did not want to be hilaed. A strong petition for commutation to life sentence will be presented to Gov. Barber withrr two weeks. Public senti m ent is against him. more on account of the trouble he has given the county than ianythine lse. People say that so far as moral effect is to be considered, it would be like hanging a dog. The boy has no appre ciation of his position, speaking of the double murder as an incident. A NEW FRENCH CABINET. President Carnot \Vill Form One as the Best Way Out of Trouble. PARIS, .eb. 21.--President Carnot held a consultation with a number of men to-day in.regard to the formation of a cabinet. The opinion grows that the best way out of the difficulty will be found in the dissolution of the cham ber. In parliamentary circles the real cause of the fall of the present min istry is said to have been the con viotion prevalent among the radicals that the support given the movement by the pope is due to a secret treaty between the cabinet and the vatican. Will Consider the Refnaol. BERLIN, Feb. 21.-The Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfort and Konigsburg Jewish Relief committee will meet shortly to consider the rusal of America to receive Ruesian Jew emigrants from the North German-Lloyd steamers. Revolt and Leader Suppressed. PLats, Feb. 21.-A cable to the Guate malan legation here says the revolt led by Enriquez has been suppressed and Enriquez is dead. Deacon's Examination Begins To-Day. PAnIS, Feb. 21.-The judicial interroga tion of Deacon for killing Abeille a few days ago, commences to-morrow. Minister Reid Coiing Hlome. PARIS, Fob. 21.-Minister Reid and family expect to sail Saturday next for Washingtofh. Plunged Over the Trestle. PrrTTSInuti, Feb. 21.-The Wheoling ex press on the Baltimore and Ohio had a narrow escapo from an" awful accident last nigiht, twelve miles south of here. Just be fore reaching a trestle 100 feet high, the engine left the track, iunning along beside it until the trestle was reached, when it plunged into the chasm. Fortunately it broke loose from the remainder of, the train, all the ears crossing the trestle safely and shortly after cominig to a stop. 't'he train was taken to Wheeling. Engineer Mahori was fatally, and firemrnn Eindsey severely injured. All the passengers en caped without injurioes. His Father lelloed Captore Andre. ] 'lTolsi), Feb. 21.---Isaac B. Paulding, , whose father was one of the captors of Major Andre, died here to-day, aged 82. MORTON IN THE FIELD. The Vice-President's Friends Push ing Him for the Head of the Ticket. His Boom Will Be Launched as Soon as He Consents to Have It. Harrison Has Snubbed His Running Mat;e Who Will Not Take Second Place to Him Any More. NEW YonR, Feb. 21.--It is not probable that Vice-President Morton will again be a candidate for the position he now holds even in the event of Mr. Harrison seonring the nomination for the presidenef, which, to the minds of many astute politicians, is not at all certain. The empty bonors of the vice-president's office are not at all to Mr. Morton's liking, and once or twice dur ing the last three years it has been reported that he had frequently expressed himself very forcibly upon the subjsgt of Presi dent Harrisgn's lack of courtesev in deal ing with public affairs, notably the appointments for New York, concerning which Mr. Morton, by reason of his posi tion, was entitled to some consideration. Upon two occasions it was said that the president had openly snubbed the man who contributed more than any one else to the success of the republican ticket in this state in 1888. Mr. Morton is not the sort of a man to bear the ungenerous and egotistical conduct of which Mr. Harrison is said to be capable, and the only reason ascribed for his endurance is his unswerving loyalty to the party which he adorns. He is deter mined, however, not to be a candidate again under any circumstances. This determination is not entirely the re sult of his chagrin at the treatment to which he has been subjected at the hands of the president (and, according to rumor, at those of one or two members of the presi dent's cabinet), but has a strong founda tion in the -fact that some of the vice-president's friends believe "him to be almost as strong a candidate as Mr. Harrison himself. The leaders of the party in New York are disgruntled at the president for ignoring their claims, and for some time have been looking quietly about for a man who could be groomed between now and the Minneapolis convention to contest Mr. Harrison's claim to a walk-over. They think Mr. Morton is just the man they want, and they are pre paring a boom for him that will cause the president to lose some sleep, even if . it doesn't lose him the nomination. Mr. Morton stands very well with all elements of the party in New York. and he is re spected by the leaders of the party through out the country. He is a man of dignity, refined and accomiplished, -i a competent politiciavr, and what is better, is worth about $5,000,000 orso, a good part of which he would spend to help himself and the party into the White house and power. He has a better social position than any other candidate yet named on either side, and is famous for his courteous bearing to strangers and his generous charities. The political leaders say he can be relied upon to help the party at all times, and they point out the forbearance which has char acterized his attitude during the last three years as an evidence of his devotion to its interests. The boom for the vice-president will be launched as soon as his consent to become a candidate has been secured. Some of his friends having the movement in charge have been conferring with the leaders of the Platt and Miller factions for the last week or two, and it is said the mention of Mr. Morton's name in connection with the presidential nomination was received with favor. No opposition to Mr. Morton was discovered in any quarter of the state. If the vice-president can.unite the discordant factions of the party in the state this ser vice alone would entitle him to almost any office he wanted, for the truth must Ibe con fessed that the republican party in New York is very badly rattled tt this writing. The Moses who can and will lead it out of the wilderness will earn any reward he may demand. There is no doubt expressed of Mr. Morton's ability to perform the ser vice required. The ability of the presi dent to carry New York is not only doubted, but all the local leaders say they would help to heap up a bigger majority against him than that which buried Mr. Fassett last fall. It" is expected that as soon as the Morton boom is let loose it will receive the unanimous support of the repub licans of the eastern and some of the west ern states. Then Mr. Morton may resign a from the present administration and give hisentire attention and some of his money to helping his friends manage his candi daoy. If Mr. Harrison is renominated it is more than probable that the second place on the ticket will be given to a New Yorker. ( In such an event Secretary of the Navy '[racy may be the man. It is reported he wouldn't decline. FULLERi IS HIS MAN. Ex-Gov. Hauser. of Montana, Favors the Chief Justice. CIrCAGO, Feb. 21.--'The Inter-Ocean's Now York conrespondent telegraphs as follows: Ex-Gov. Samuel T. Hauser, of Montana, who was appointed governor by Mr. Cleveland, said to-day at the Fifth Avenue hotel that lie was for Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller for president. lie added: "The fieht in New York between Cleve land and Hlill loeaves the deu.ocratio party no alternative but to select a western man, and I am for Judge Fuller. lie is i brainy man, a distinguished jurist, and would make a gleat president. 1ie is the coming nominee, unless I have miscalculated the temper of the democrats over the coun try." "What is the matter with ox-President Cleveland and Senator Hill?" "As for Senator Hill, he is not known in the west, and was only heard of after the last election in New York. If we noominate Cleveland the followers of Senator Ilill might assist the nominee to lose thirty-six electoral votes, and if Hill is nominated. the ox-president's friends might treat the senator to a dose of apathy. "The best way is to let them alone and select a western man who could carry things with a hurrah. Judge Fuller is the man the people would enthuse over. Judge Fuller looms up in the west head and slhonl ders above othes candidates, scnd his oonli nation means success." MAY GO UNIN STRUCrIED, Still Tammany Will, It Needed, lie the tFrientd of H111. ALni'ys, Feb. 21.-'Tonisht it is under stood that Tammanly decides not to go to the Chicago conveintion under instructions for any one. A oromlnent 'amluanly mlan said possibly it would be better politics for Hiill to go to Chicago simply as democrat and not as the iron-bound choice of any organization, and it was possible, too, that 1I Tamumany may prefer to go as a powerful i organization not determined to preas any one lean, but at the same time with a warm and, If needed, earnotsfriendsblp for 1111l, (olng to IBoom 11111. ELxnra, N. Y,, Feb. 21.-Five hundred young men, members of the David B. Hill club, started for Albany to-night to attend the democratic state convention. Delega tions from Horsehead, Corning, Hornells itlle, Liptua and numerous other places joined the club here. "The club is com posed of reresentative young democrats, and they will do everything in their power to boom lill for president. Elmira is the home of Senator Hill. LANNON IS NOT SATISFIED. lie Bays He Can Whip Corbott, but the Latter Wants Another Fake. Z'aw YouK, Feb. 21.--Joe Lamon was around town this afternoon, looking none the worse for his encounter with Jim Cor bett at Madison Square garden. Lannon was to have met Jack Barnett to sign arti cleesfor a fight with Joe MeAuliffee before the California Athletic club next month, but Joe was a little tardy, and Barnett left for Philadelphia without seeing him. When Barnett returns the match will in probabil ity be made. In speaking of his "go" with Corbett, Lannon said: "When I was asked to come to New York to meet Corbett, it was with the understanding that we were to spar three friendly rounds. Consequently I did not prepare myself. I asueceted something was wrong, and when I toed the scratch I aw'that lie meant business. He tried to put ine out, but I stopped all his right hand swings; and lie got dead sore. I stood the three rounds and can stay forty rounds with him. Corbett is very clever, but he can't hprt'a baby. If I was in any kind of condition I would have knocked his head off. And I'll do it yet if he ever dares to meetimg. 1 am going to challenge him to fight to a finish, and you bet I'll lick him quick." Manager William Brady, when informed of what Lannon had said, made the fol towing proposition: "When Corbett re turns from the south, in about four 'weeks, he will meet Lannon, either in Boston or New York, in a four-round contest with the same sized gloves that they wore Tues day night, or will use the same gloves that Lannon and he wore Tuesday night, and if he fails to knock Lannon out in four rounds he will forfeit the entire gate re ceipts. Lannon can have plenty of time in which to train, so that there will be no excuse of his not being in condition." He Put the Sparrow to Sleep. EL PAso, Tex., Feb. 21.-Billy Lewis, of El Paso, and Sparrow Golding, of Phila delphia, fought to a finish at Castle hall last night, for $500 a side and the receipts. Lewis rushed the. fighting, and knocked Golding out in the fifth round with a right hand swing on the throat. 5Done in Four Roundls. NEw ORLEANS, Feb. 21.-A prize fight took place this nmorning between Charles Johnson and Al Garcia, a local amateur. Johnson knocked his opponent Out in four rounds. THE WEEK IN CONGRESS. It Is ,ketly;to .ie Uneventful t.mept for -. 'the Deomo:ratle Caucus. WASrNoTowN. Feb. 21.--The present week in congress is likely to be uneventful. Al though both houses re-assemble Tuesday, it is improbable that a quorhm will be present. The Claggett-Dubois case will come up in the senate as unfinished business. The Paddock feed bill is the next subject for consideration. These matters will prob ably occupy the attention of the senate dur ing the week with the'possible addition of some interesting proceedings in executive session in connection with the pending nominations. When the house re-assembles Tuesday it will begin consideration of its first election contest, that of Craig against Stewart, from Pennsylvania. It is possible the contest will last two days. The Indian appropria tion bill is the unfinished business before the house. It is thought one day will be sufficient for bringing it to a passage. A democratic caucus is part of the p-o gramme for the week, and it is expected that in this caucus the party policy for the remainder of the session on the tariff and silver questions will be discussed with vigor and earnestness. A FAMILY AVASH. It May Lead to International Comnplica tlons at WVashington. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.-Dennis Murphy, who occupies a handsome residence at New Jersey avenue and I street, complained to the district commissionerse yesterday that P. W. Budneck, chancellor of the German embassy, who lives opposite, displays his family washing on the parking in front of his house. The chancellor's position ex empts him from prosecution nuder the dis trict laws. One district commissioner said: "This may lead to an international ques tion. The complaint will most likely be investigated, and perhavs a note sent to the chancellor. If he still refuses to abate the nuisance a letter might be sent to the German minister. If the minister fails to call down his chancellor. the next step would be an appeal to thesecretary of state. It promises to be a celebrated case." roester Says There's Nothing Iu It. WAsHIlNuroN, Feb. 21.-Secretary Foster said to-night there was nothing in the re port that the meeting to be held at his resi delice Monday between himself, Senators Teller and Aldrich, and other prominent men representing both sides of the silver question, was for the purpose of effecting a compromise by which the administration will lend its efforts to the calling of an in telnational monetary conference if the republican senators favoring free coinage will agree to prevent the passage of a free coinage bill during this session of congress. ORDERED TO EJECT SULLI[VAN. The Rallroad Men Coucluded, However, to Let Him lI)euulhead It. KANSAs CTTY, Feb. 21.-The conductor of the Santa Fe train on which John L. Sulli van and his company made the trip lanst week from Wichita, Kan., to Topeka tells how the slugger beat his way and his company's from Newton to their destina tion. At Newton a new conductor, as usual, took charge of the train. When he' demanded Sullivan's fare the big one told him that the other conductor had taken up the tickets which were good all the way from Wichita to Topeka. The conductor wires back'to Newton to know if that was the fact and received reply that it was not; that the tickets were cood only to Newton. The conductor again demanded farjs from Sullivail, who in his characteristic forceful and striking language declined to pay. 'iThe conductor wired headquarters for instrue tions and in reply received orders to ejeoot the whole party from the train. The crew, however, declined to assist and the condue tor did not care to undertake the task aloine, Loulslaun l)enmoralts Ilupplv. New OLrtANSi, Feb. 21.--'he compromise proposition submitted to the two dlemo oratic state cential- committees has been ratilied by both sides, and the McEnoryites are jubilant, A DARING TRAIN ROBBER He Shoots a New York Central Ex.. press Messenger Who Re sisted Him. Trying to Escape on One Engine, He Is Pursued on An other. After a Rnnning Fight Steamn Gives out, Be Takes to tlhe Woods and Is Caught. Rocirrvs'rra, N. Y., Feb. 21.-The shooting of an express messenger on a New York Central train, the rifling of the safes, the flight of the Iobber on the engine of another train, from which he had driven the crew at the point of a revolver, a running fight from the engine for miles, followed by another engine filled with railroad men. and the final capture of the desperado by a sheriff's posse in a swamp, after a wild pur suit across country, are some of the sensa tional features of the most desperate attempt at train robbery in the history of the Central railway, and which cast in the shade as an exhibition of coolness and nerve the famous exploits of the Jesse James band or other outlaws of western fame, The American Express company's special between New York and Buffalo carry only goods shipped by that cormpany. Nearly all the cars run through to Obicago and contain most valuable express matter. One car, known as the money car, contains specie from the United States treasury for western banks and money in process of exchange between banks of New York and the west. The load of wealth sent out from New York on this train is usually greater on Saturday even ing than on other days and often amounts to more than a million dollars, in addition to jewelry and other valuables. The most trusted messengers are placed in charge of this ear. Only one messenger, Daniel T. Mclnery, was assigned to the money car Saturday night, as the work of billing was light. The other cars had two passengers. The train left Syracuse at five o'clock this morning in charge of Conductor Emil Lanse with Caleb Cherry as eneineer. The coach was in the rear of the train and money car just ahead. When' the train was near Weedsport the conductor thought he heard the air whistle sound very faintly. It aroused him to be lieve that something was wrong on the express car. Going out on the platform he climbed on to the car and looking through the hole into whioh the bell cord runs, he saw the upper part of a man whose face bdlow was concealed' by a red flannel mask. The messenger he could not see. 1He went back, set the air break and called his two trainmen. Suddenly a man's form ap peared at the side door of the exoress car. Revolver bullets whistled past their ears. and a voice was heard commanding them to signal the engineer to go ahead or take the consequences. The trainmen were un armed. 'I he conductor told one of the men to jump off, run back to Jordan ann tele graph along the line to Rochester that they had a train robber on board. This was done and the conductor signalled the en gineer to go ahead at full speed,. thinking the robber would not dare jump, and that he would be captured at the next stop. The train went to Fort Byron. Here the brakes were set again and the conductor and trainmen went to the express car. The car showed signs of a desperate struggle. Money packages and jewelry were lylng scattered about, everything in the car stained with blood, and lessenger Alclu ery was lying bleeding from several wounds and almost unconscious. The robber was nowhere to be seen in the car. The train went on to Lyons. the news had spread all along the line by this time, and the station at Lyons was all alive. Among others in the crowd was a well dressed young man wearing gold eye glasses and carrying a; satchel slung over his shoulder. It happened the trainmen noticed the.young man at Syrnause before the train started, and they had not seen him since. and the question what he was doing at Lyons at once suggested itself. An attempt to arrest him was made, but he pulled two revolvers, held the crowd back and backed across the yard until he reached a coal train, the engine of which had steam up ready to pull out for the west. Heo pulled tile pin holding the tender to the first car, climbed over the coal into the cab, drove the engineer and firemen out with revolvers, pulled open the throttle and started the engine. Conductor Laass and one of tile switchmen procured a shot gun, freed the engine of the express and with the fireman and engineer started inl pursuit of the ttgi tive. The New York Central is a four tracked road and the engines, though going west, were not on the seittne track. The express elngine soon overtook tile robber, who suddenly reversed his engine and let his pursuers pass him, pouring a perfect shower of bullets into the cab as the pur suers went by, Then the pursuers stopped and the pursued went ahead. Another artillery duel ensued, the shot gun taking part this time. No one was hurt in either battle. About seven miles further on the robber found the steam going out of the engine. lie dro'petd off at a cross road and started across country, going south, lie mannaged to terrorize a farmer into letting hitm have a horse and rode on about two miles. Here he procured another horse. The party in the express eninea had returned to Lyons where the aheriff of Wayne county organioed a posse, which, under commanud of It dopluty, started in pursuit. Melontime, farmers along the robber's line of retreat also turned out fully armed in pursuit. The runaway was sighted about live miles south of Newark. The roads were bad and he made very poor speed. tie abandoned his ho:so and ran across lots to tlenton' swampp, but the swamp proved too full of water to be peol etrated and the fugitive took utp a uosition behind a stouo wall tand faced his pursuers. After someI parley he surrendered to )Deputy Sheriff Collins. lie was talktol back to l'yons and lodged in jail. lie gave the namoe of Willmn C'ross, he said he was front New Mexico and had been boarding inl Syracuse some time, lie admlitted he was the tan who attemptultd the train rob Icry. The admission wams made to Chief of I)eteotiveos liaydon, of this city, who had beeoon wired for. 11i is believed to bu the muio-wanted Oliver Curtis Perry, who robbed Express Meassengor Moore near lItan laset full. The story of what occurred in thle ex ipress car, as far as.it catn be gathered is as follows: Cross boarded the train when it pulled out of Syracuse, climbing on top of the express car. lie was provided with a hooked rope. Fastening the hook in the roof on the side of tihe car he loet himnself dtown o tile other side and resting ils totes on a ledge that runs across the car, looked through the gltas of tile side door and saw tile messenger in front of one of the safes which was open. Smtasehing the glass with a oevolver, ie covered the utessenger, order ing him to hold up hlis hands. Instead Melnery reached for the signal cord with one hand and for his revolver with the other. A bullet smashed his hand, pat not before the signal was given that aroused the conductor. Then Memonery fired on the robber, puttlng a bullet through his coat. The robber shot the messenger twice, once in each heg, clitbed into the oar, and a does perate struggle took place whiho did not and till the train was stopped for the first time near Weedaport. It is evident the robber then climbed out on top of the car, remaining there until the stop at Lyons. So far as learned, the robber secured ab solutely nothing. It is now learned that the robber was formerly a cowboy and later worked as a railway brakeman. WASHINGTON'8 BIRT'HIDAY. The Oceslton Willl lie Observed in lTelens la Various Ways. A good prouramme of entertainments has boeen rranged.by a number of social organi. zetions of the city in honor of the birthday of the immortal father of his country. The HIendricks demooratio club will hold a meeting this evening at which several patriotic addtesses will be made by local orators. A general invitation is extended to the public to be present in the new rooms of the cluh on the second floor of the Thompson block, corner of Main and (rand streets. Everything points to a grand time at the dance of Troop A., M. N. U., this evening at Electric hall. It will be the event of the season. In addition to a good programme there is to be an interesting -abre exhibi tion. The committee on arrangements have secured a first-claes orchestra to fur nish the music. 'the dancing floor has been especially waxed end cleaned. Supper will be served by the Women's Relief Corps on the first floor of the building. The g and march will begin at 9:11. 'The first appearance of the Hatchet family will be made at St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal church on Broadway this evening in an uhique entertainment under the auspices of the Loyalt Temperance Legion. The name of the family indicates that it has some relation to Washington's birth day. Another branch of the family will give a similar entertainment in Adams' hall in the Sixth ward, to which a cordial invitation is extended to all by the Frances E. Willard Loyal Temperance Legion. Refresnments will be served to the guests after the entertainment. At the Helena Business College hall on Sixth avenue the popular Y. A. W. club will give a masque ball. Some elegant prizee will be awarded. The young ladies of St. Vincent's acade my announce an entertainment, which will be held at St. Aloysius hall, on Catholic hill, this evening, commencing at 7:30 p. m. A number of Helena people will attend the dance at Townsend this evening, to be given by Townsend lodge, No. 0, A. O. U. W. A DILLON TRAGEDY. Qharles HlIevln, a Saloonkeeper, Shut by Dlavid Davis. DIero,. Feb. 21.-[Special.]-David Da vis, a Welshman, to-night shot and killed Charles Blevin, proprietor of the Royal sa loon. It is said that Davis had been drink ing during the day and was several times ejected from the saloon, being more or less roughly handled by the proprietor. About nine o'clock to-night be again entered the saloon and was ordered out by Brlviii; Wh6be' stood at the far end of the bar. Instead of going he is said to have pulled his revolver, firing two shots, one of which took effect in iB3evin's head. Blovin was standing at the end of the bar talking to a friend when Davis entered. The latter shot Blevin without saying a word. There were very few in the Iplace at the time. Davis left the saloon immedi-" ately, hunted up Sheriff Rose and surren dered. Blevin lived about fifteen minutes after the shooting. The bullet entered the head just above the left eve. The weapon used was a 44-calibre repeating bull dog pattern. Davis was probably under the influence of liquor when he did the deed. He states that he did not in'tend to kill Blevin, but wanted to shoot him in the leg. Davis has been in this territory about two years. He is a minor and was recently from Sheridan, where he was employed in Toledo mine as engineer. He is about 40 yetrs of age and single. Blevin had re sided in this city since the town was founded, was about 50 years of age, mar ried, and leaves a grown son and daughter. An Obstruction ol the Track. MI sSOULA, Feb. 21, -[Speoial.]-As No. 5 west bound local passenger was running a short distance past Haskill, a small station fifteen miles west of Garrison, the engineer saw an obstruction on the track in she shape of rocks on a rail or two. The train was stopped and the obstrnotions removed. They had been placed evidently with ma licious intent but by persons not posted in the train service, as they laid insucha mean ner that the engive would probably have thrown them without deraillnent. No clue to the perpetrators has yet been discovered. VWalked 501 Miles. BurTTI, Feb. 21, ---[Special.]--The six day walking match ended this evening with Richard Lacourse wianer at 501 miles. O'Leary quit yesterday after covering 401 miles. DIED UNI)EI TIlE SCAL:PEL. (eorge Sheltonl Took (lhloro, rorml and the Undertaker Did the Rest. INDI)i.NAi',dsi , l"oe. 21.--Another patient died last night on the operating table at St. Vinceut's hospital. The victim was George Shelton, of Crawfordsville, 4:1 years of age. Shelton was affllicted with a can cerous growth about the tonsils. lBefore beginning the operation for the removal of diseased parts a special instrument was prepared something after the plan of the contrivance that is placed over a tooth that is to bIe iled. Seclton had been placed uu dor the inluoence of obloroform. The in atrumenit was placed in his throat and the plvysicians, l)re. Eastman and Woolon,were about to commence work when it wits dis covered that the patient was dead. Shelton was in a high state of nervous terror before the anamsthetic was adtinistered, and this, with the shock and his debilitated condition, was proba:bly the cause of death. The operating physicians tle held blame less. V'loiating the Neutrality Lawv. SAN AN'roNmo. Tex., Feb. 21.-Juan An tonio Flores wite arrested Saturday, charged with violation of the neutrality laws. He is said to be Garza's olief lieutenant, as well as one of the wealthiest ranohmuon of the Rio Grande. Jutn Antonio Flores is the lnameo signed to the fiery revolutsonary proclaumation scattered broadcast through the troubled districts sonim time ago. A Iltesrtle.s .)ce.ptlon. New Youtti, Feb. 21.-A hundred colored men with their families arrived to-day from Indian territory. They had been told that from New Yorkc they would be given free passage to Liberia, Africa, and sold their effects in Indian territory, having just enough money to reach here. The polik are caring for thenm temporarily.