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HELENA, MONT, MARCH 4.1890'3 gg-Montanians abroad will always find Tna DAILY 1NDUPFEDNENT On Sile at lheir favorite hotels: Fifth Avenue and Metropolitan. New York; West, Minneapolis: laldwin and Palace. Ban Fraacisco; McoDermott. Butte; Leland Hotel, Springfield. Ill. TIlE IVIEATHEKR. Reported for Tan IDEPI'ENDENT daily by E. J. Glass, United States observer. 8:00 e. m. 8:00 p. m, Barometer............... 30.085 0.t42 Temporaturs ............. y 40 0 0 Wind .....a............. ew-- w-- 8 Minimum temperature. 28.5. Maximum ,toemperatnre, 4 t. t. Forecast: Fair; slight changes in tempera tore. HILaN., Mont., March 9, 1892. Yo.wo James G. Blaine, Jr., wishes those letters had been burned. SEN ATOR CULLOM. should have held back his boom until the frost was out of the ground. The school trustees have determined to complete the high school building as speedily as possible. Good! IF the delightful weather of the past week continues the calendar alone will make known the arrival of spring. THE appropriation for the Montana building at Chicago should provide for a fine entrance of Montana granite. Ir Uncle Jerry Rusk is nominated Montana democrats will be unable to attack his record as a weather maker. The bill to establish a military post at Helena has been favorably reported by the senate committee on military affairs. AcconrDls. to the latest news con cerning the post bill Judge Bickford arrived in Washington just in time to be too late. THE report that Balmaceda still lives is again current. It is now a matter of very little importance whether he is dead or alive. THE recent gift of $10,000 to a relig ious society by Jay Gould may indicate that his health is really worse than was anticipated by his enemies. THERE is probably no truth in the re port that Judge Gresham will enter the race. The republican party is too far gone to accept such leadership. IT is not probable that John Sherman will retire from publhc life as has been reported. He has been a fixture at Washington too long to give up an office. Iv is not believed that the right of the people to vote the McKinley bill out of existence next fall is within the juris diction of the United States supreme court. Wirr didn't the Helena papers yesterday announce the collapse of the sapphire deal? Scooped again.-The Missoulian. Because there was no collapse to an nounce. AFTER Mr. Blaine's declination the field looked clear for President lHarri son's renomination, but now there are several promising favorites among the dark horses. TtE friends of William Ii. Morrison have not yet sprung a boom for his can didacy, but it is noticed that the senti ment in favor of his nomination is steadtly growing. Ttrr lion. Jerry Simpson's spelling has been freely criticised by thu news papers. But so long as lhe retains hi ability to get votes his education wil: satisfy his constituents. TrE supreme court might also decide the legality of the present silver law, but that would not make it satisfactory to the miners who have been thrown out of work by the low price of silver. Tul supreme court of Ohio recently made a decision against trusts, but trusts will never be abolislhed until the dtomocratic party once more returns to power in all branches of the govern ment. Ga. Jdoi M. . 'P.u..mi., of llinois, is quite sensible in saying that li, will not seek the democratic nomninationl for the prei;idancy. It is reasonable to predict that the nomination will inot seek the general. Tr is hoped that iuldge Biekford will at least pick up a few new ideas about the Worldl' fair during his trip to Washington. Montana will have that much return for his efforts to coat a Helena bill. Tr is estimated that l,000 idle men walk the streets of Butte. This is an other result of the present silver law, "the best that could be devised within the limitations of the constitution," as the Journal once said. IT is announced that the Chilians are amazed over the size of claims for the Valparaiso elaughter. After the surprise is over they will settle down to the conviction that an American sailor's lifoe is worth something. AMOno Governor Boyd's new appoint monts is that of Joseph (Garneau, Jr., as commissioner general. Mr. Garneau is interested in the establishment of the cracker factory in Helena and is well known here. His friends are assured of a successful administration for Ne braska's governor if the various depart ments are to be under charge of men as worthy and popular as the new ap pointee. A cow.NtaltarriloN from the Sioux Falls judge who granted the Blaine di vorce is now in order. While the Pef fers and Simpsons are in the'land he should overlook no opportunities to make himself prominent. TmE final vote on the Clnggett-Dubois case resulted in the silver tongued ora tor'sdetoat by fifty-five to live. It is early to predict the exact vote in north ern Idaho next fall, but it will not be so favorable to the Dubois faction. A SAuiOR who received three stab wounds in the Valparaiso affair brings in a claim against the Chilian govern ment for $150,000. If all wounds are to be settled on this basis Chili's refusal to send an exhibit to the World's fair is not surprising, after all. CO,. IN( RsoLr, has commcnced a suit against the Rev. A. C. Dixon, of Brook lyn, on the charge of slander. If the colonel is to follow up similar charges made by the clergy of the country his field for litigation will be quite as large as that of Senator Quay. HoN Rotuii Q. Mitis is pushing his candidaoy for a senatorship from Texas and will succeed. The Lone Star state has been represented by able mesi in the United States senate since the war but by no man better equipped for sen atorial duties than Mr. Mills. AFTER accepting the theory of the majority report on the Springer bill that the price of wool has failed because the duty has been raised, the Spokane Spokesman says that a reduction in duty must mean an enhancement of the price of wool. That is the situation in a nutshell. THE democrats will enter upon the campaign with ammunition to attack the republican city administration at every point. Since the republicans took charge of municipal affairs hardly a week has passed without complaints of bad work in the various departments. It is quite time the democrats were look ing about for strong candidates for city offices and the council. If the right men are named it will not be difficult to make a clean sweep at the spring elec tion. IT seems that Commodore Power is not.alone in his warfare on Mr. Justice Field, of the United States Supreme Court., Lady Sarah Altbea Terry has recently contributed a long article to the San Francisco Examiner denouncing the justice with a generous use of lan guage. If the Field controversy grows to the point where it is likely to become an issue, and should the cause of woman suffrage be successful at the same time, it is not improbable that Power and Sarah Althea will be found together on the presidential ticket. IT is announced that the Chinese gov ernment will protest strongly against the passage of the exclusion act which is before Congress. While this will not prevent the bill becoming a law it is quite likely that the Chinese govern ment will retaliate by ordering all Amer icans out of the country. To the mass of people in the United States this would not prove a serious deprivation, but it would be a blow indeed to mis sionary work, which has been carried on in China with great success since the first commercial treaty with that gov ernment. RIAIN MAKING. The rainmaker is not entirely a mod ern evolution. California, in its early days, could boast of a venerable padre whose efforts in this direction secured him a reputation throughout the state. His method, however, was not concus sion. Like the good mlan he was, he pinned his faith to prayer, and so efficacious were his efforts that the good man's intercession was constantly being sought. Still there was one great difficulty always cropping up. The father was a determined man, and could be, when he chose, as obstinate as a government mule. Occasionallv, therefore, it would happen that all en treaties would besiege him in vain. The season might be of the driest. His Sflock might consider the'r need the sorest. They might redouble their peti tions and their offerings. To each and every means of persuasion the padre would turn a deaf ear. The prayer for rain was not forthcoming. The padre was not a hand his flock could bank upon. But, so surely as lhe prayed for rain, it rained. What odor of sanctity the father might ulthiately have at tained, it is hard to foretell and useless t, consider. 'Thoro came an evil day wheln ni unbelievor sturnbled i)upon the coincidence that the good arn neover Ilade his rainy petition unloi the wind blow from the south. The scoffers found niothing wonderful in successful prayor under that condition. They could do the trick themsuivoes. In accordance wilth a request of the senato, the genial sicorotary of agricol cultuir has forwarded to that body a copy of a report compiled by a special agent of his deipartmnent. Its subject is the rain making experiments colndluctedl recenutly under goverllnmental auispices and the direction of l)yronforth. To the report our Unclo Jeorry has ap pended a few romurks of his own. ILo who runs may road that the socretary standls in very much the srme position towards the uxperunents already n made as did tim Californian father's flock after their onlightenment. lie is alto. gother non-committal and conservative. 'hhe few experiments that have beenI made, so the secretary expresses him self, do not fur:ish sullicient data on which to ground any definite vonclu sions. So fir as things haves gone the irtitional production of rain and the in cro'se of natural rainfall still belong to I that deliuition of faith which akoes it the substance of things not seen. Any thing already done must be regarded na entirely preliminary, and the secretary finishes with the expression of the hope that the subject may be followed up in the light already gained. With Mr. Ruak's deciseon most pe0 ple will be likely to agree, We khat that on certain opcaslons experitnbtia have been made which were tollowed by rainfall. What we do not know Is the proportion of failures to suc.etaes, and before we can decide on the value. of these successes we should know ekaotly the meteorologl0cal conditions whih ao companied them. It is easy to bring rain when the wind is from the south, as the padre's critics were ready to swear. The rainmakers have ypt to prove their ease. A Former Mlontanlan. The Marquis do Mores, says the New York Advertiser, is one of the French no blemen who, after marrying American heir esses, ever think it worth' while to spend any of their time In the United States, Be is the son-in-law of rich Banker Von Hoff man, and is well knbwn in New York so ciety. After his marriage he went wget and assumed charge of some extensive cattle ranges in Montana. The marquis wassal zeady familiar with the west, and had spent much time in hunting big game in the Iockies. He acquired the reputation among the cowboys of being a calm, fear less and determined man, and very quick with his revolver withal, so that very few ever cared to cross him. A short time after the marquis had given up ranching and re. turned to Paris he had an adventure on the Lue Tilsitt, near his own house, that he said beat any of his experiences in the west. The stranglers who rob and murder late pedestrians in the gay city are still very numerous. One night the marquis left his club and sauntered up the Champs Elysees enjoying a quiet midnight cigar, He was accosted near the Are de Triomphe by a young woman who said she had lost her way. The marquis fumbled in his pocket for a piece of money to give her cab fare, when he was suddenly seized from behind by strong arms and a rope was passed over his head. De Mores, realizing in a flash that he was in the hands of Parisian thugs, as merciless as Apache In dians. and, being a powerful man, disen gaged his right arm and drew his pistol. The rope was tight around his neck, but he managed to turn and confront his assail ants, who, after a brief stroggle to get his pistol, took to their heels. De Mores fired after them. but with what effect was never known. He never got-over his surprise and disgust at the fact that, after he had braved all the dangers of the rugged west, he was so nearly garroted in his civilized native city. CIIOTEAU GRAND JURY. No Indictments Returned-Suspects Under Arrest-Convicts Sentenced. FORT BENTON, March 3.--LBpspcia.1--The grand jury have not yet made their report, and are not expected to do so before the last of the week. It is generally understood that better service has been rendered the county and more indictments found than at any previous term of court for many years. On the recommendation of the grand jury, Johny Murphey, Jimmie Ar noux, Jack Wilson and Edward Burke have been arrested and are now in jail to await the report of the grand jury on the now famous bounty certificate cases, with which they a:e supposed to be directly or indi rectly connected. All of the above men tioned parties are well known here ahd in other sections of the state. Johny Mur phey was at one time clerk of the county court, James Arnoux was chairman of the board of county commissioners, Edward Burke is a respected rancher of the High wood neighborhood. William Wagner, who shot Gus Mumberg at Chotean on Christmas last, has been convicted and sentenced to three years' imprisonment; David E. Spencer, for the shooting of James Wall in a saloon at Chinook, in September, 1891, seven years, and Joe Pegg, for the shooting of Crock ford, near Shelby Junction, in February, 1891, one year. Deliberate Suicide. VrnaONIA CITY, March 3.--Special.1- The funeral of J. B. Snapp, who commit. ted suicide in the Ruby valley on Sunday last, took plece Tuesday. It was conducted by the Masonic fraternity, in compliance with the written request of the decensed. The manner in which he committed sui cide showed extraordinary deliberation and coolness. Iaving written three letters, he took his loaded rifle, plaeod it on two chairs. sat down on the floor, placed a stick of just sufficient length against the trig ger, placed the muzzle of the rifle against his left breast, and pressed on the trigger. The powder burnt his clothing in the re gion where the bullet penetrated. The bul let went through the body, struck on the wall and rebounded back again, and was found on the floor. Deceased leaves a wife and three children, who have the sympathy of their many friends. Miniers' Union Election. Bu':I", March 3.-[Special. [-The count ing of the votes in the semi-annual election of the Butte Miners' anion, held Tuesday has been completed. There was a good deal of feeling between the English and Irish factions, but the Irish won, through sup- porting an English candidate who was favorable to them. Joseph Thomas was elected president by 5-6 votes to J82 for Janmes Cockin, and 141 for Dan Drew. Patrick Gallagher was chosen vice-presi I dent: Joseph Mitchell, recording secretary; W. 1l. Eddy. filancial secretary, and J. J. Barry, treasurer. A IRaliroatd Rtumnor. GU:.'r FALL'T, March 3.-LSpecial.]--It is currently reported on the streets this even ing that a telegy:am has been received from J. .1. Hill. ordering the suspension of all trains on the Belt Mountain brancll of the (ro:at Nolthern, from Monarch to Neihart, after next iatutrday. The trouble arises between the railroad company etar owners of the right of way through the town of Noihart, who( ask $30,000. '1 we, Fond Ilearlt. SAN"'. It.'n , Cal., March 3.-lt became known to-day that I honma ltake Harris, of the now v idelv known "lBrotherhood of New Iaifo" cormuntenity, end Ites 'Jane \Varirg were married Feb. '7 byv iv, J. A. Shoelper'd, rotor of an Lplncoiplr churah here. Hlarria gave his age as (i8 and Miss Waring's as rit. 'The latter had been a me.ber of the community thirty year'. D)ivorc'ed Wolllmn M1I.IIII. YANKTON, H. 1).. Miarlh :.--Mrs. Amy Gil lii, wife of Charles A. (iillig, president of Gillig'r United ctates exchango, London, in ri,,linu and her atttorneye cen got no truce of her. ShI obtained a divorce from her husband in Novemlber and then went to New Yorkl to be gone four weeks, since when nothing has botn heard of her. Foul play is fonroJ. P'lrivitn. Initeresit on PI'ubIc iruds. (Clmu:Amoi, March 3.--South Town (Jolleotor Jacob Lindhoimer wase indicted to-day and pape.a issued for his arrost. The charge is that he has been holding back from the city troaury taxos collected aggregating an Imutense amount in order to draw interest j iItrauy ao cl ttdi aFeatn: · MIN'S OPERA HOOSE y. C. R. MI.NGTO N; Manisr Monday, March7. LECTURE Bly the Eminent journalist and Orator, The 0on. John . Finerty. SUBJECT: Robert Emmet: His Life and Times Sale of reserved seats begins Sat urday morning, at 9 a. m., at Pope & O'Connor's. THE GODES. Political, Penal, Civil, Civil Procedure Complete Sets For Sale at This Office. $10 PER SET. 500 REWARD For the dis covery Jo hn Mcfh the body ofJohn MPhee Lost in the mountains in Deer Lodge county, west of Rimini and south of Elliston. Mr. McPhee was about 5 ifit 11 inchte in height and weighed about 180 pounds. He had blue eyes, brown hair, a reddishbrown full beard trimmed medium close, and a saeer on the right temple. Was last seen Wednesday afternoon, iept. 80, about three miles east of the Ontario mine. He had on glasses and wore a (ark suit of clothes, dark spring overcoat and dark spring hat. He carried a gold hunting carse watch with his name engraved en the inside cae. The abode reward will be offered for a period of thirty days from this date only. All rewards preilon.ly offered are this day canosled. Address informa tion to The Grand Republio Mining Co., Helens, Montana. THE GRAND REPUBLIC MINTNG Co. CATHOLIC ltNIRoTS OF AMERICA. Dated at Heleaa, Mont., this 11th day of Janu. ary, A. D. 1802. The oldest Fruit and Pro- Established 188. dace Houose in Montuana, LINDSAY & CO., . .D•EALERS I' ... Fruit, Produce and Seeds OF ALL, KINDS. HELENA, MONTANA. If you want fresh, Northern grown garden, field or grass seeds send for our illustrated cat alogue,. one of the most, complete issued in the United tiates. WeVo sell at 1aelern prices and thus save you heavy freight and express charges. We also issue a wholesale price-list, which deal ers will find it to their advamlcge to consult be fore buying eolsewhev,. RANCH OF 2,000 ACRES Well improved and thloroughly irri gated, on fine range. A GREAT BARGAIN. W. E. Cox, Gold Block. F. M. SHAW & CO. Expert Accountanls and lookkeepers. The above firm straighten out old books which have fallen into arrears, render balance sheets, open now ledgers. etc., with rapidity end absolnte accaracy. WVill also instruto, in the latest and most approved practical mothods of hookrkeepin. Charges reasonable. Addrese all correopondenco F. M. Shaw & Co., P. 0. box 493. Helena, Mont. A Borth Dakota pazan. The chinch hug may chinch and the grasshopper hop, and the hot winds make you tired, but if any one says there are such things here just call him a horrible liar. Okla homa may boom and Texas howl, and Washington shoot off her chop but this is the place to get a home and raise a great big crop of No. 1 Hard Wheat'from which is made the celebrated Diamond Brand of Patent Flour. Ask your Grocer for it. iKHA8 IPROVEN TO sBEL The Cheapest,' 1VMost Durable IRRIGATON PUlP In the market. Glive it a tridl, It I no eRxptimeh,. All pumps put in unpdtr Iparsnteo. " THE NEW PULSOMETER I a double acting pemp wlthout~ a ym!nohu.ioal.s. ,in part eainterohangteablse and oan i replaoedwheu worn, without skilted laboor mach .o a lhop. It Is automatic in its operation. No marniaery or engine requl.redto run it, only ateam pipe from bollet i pmp. The preearo of steam foroee tie wate abovo S thm pump, doe t the pieaorein thi e boiler. The auce tlon i obtafedn withont the expense o .t~bsm by means Write for olronlars, price lists of a vaounm formed by the roudennt aon o the steHm and estionials to after tt hoas een utilized to elevate the water above the and tstimonials to D·OMP A. ,. Holter Hardware Company, elsaam, Mont.. Dealers Ia Hardware. Tools, Machllery, Engines, Bollers, Pumps sad MRiniag Supplies. Capital paid in $5,000,000. Assets over $23,000,000. For absolute security and for prompt payment of losses insure with THE GUARDIAN ASSURANCE CO, OF LONDON. L. F. LAGROIX, AGENT, HEELENA. ý.LOINTTANA. Furniture and Carpets. Shades, Lace Office AND AND Chenille Curtains. School Furniture. J. R. SANFORD, Nos. 112 and 114, Broadway, Helena. Helena Lumber company AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED GALT COAL e---"-ALSO DEALERS IN---- Rough and Unishing Lumber, Shingles, Laths, aoors, Sash and Lumber, Telephone 14. City Oflices Room 8, Thompson Block, Main Street, Opposite Grand Central Hotel. WALL PAP R This space is reserv)ed for 0. J. Holmes, vJho vWill open the most complete DecoratiVe establish ment in the West at 26 J'%orth jVlain Street, in a fev) days. ROOM MOULDING. WINDOW SIHABES.