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VOL XXXIII.-NO. 12 H-ELENA. MONTANA. S3ATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 5, 1802. P-~- RICE FIVE CaENTJS ANS& ---.-L EIN ON THE EVENING of March 5th, 1770, a file of British soldiers fired into a crowd 'at Boston, killing three and wounding five. The efforts of the English au thorities to enforce the collection of odious import duties brought about the collision. With the greatest difficulty a general attack upon the Red Coats was prevented. Such were the events that precipitated the revolution. NEW Spring Suits -AND- Spring Oe rcoats HAVE ARRIVED. SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY. ANS & •----FLEIN. THEIR TACTICS CHANGED. The Return of Gladstone Hastened by His Disapproval of Har. court's Methods. He Prefers to Let the Conservative Regime Expiro by Gradual Decomposition. Englsllmen An, mazed at the Earse With Whilch They are Permitted to Ap proach Charley Foster. LCopyright, 1892. Now York Asrociatod Prees.I LONDON, March 4.-With Gladstone's re turn the tactics of the opposition have changed. Sir Willifam Vernon Har court's policy of trying to fore dissolution by every device of worry and obstruction has been abandoned. Itis now known that Gladstone hurried back owing to Harcourt's not accepting instructions to refrain from appearing desirous to hasten action on the part of the government. Securo upon the result of an appeal to the country, Glad stone had advised hia colleagues to give the ministers rope and let the electorate be mpressed with the spectacle of the con servative regime expiring by gradual do. composition. He looks upon the Irish bill as containing some proposals that can be ultimately embodied in the home scheme. In acoordance with instructions given the Gladstone liberals will allow Balfour's bill larger consideration, treating it with such courteous contempt as a strong party can afford to. Before Easter, Gladstone pro poses to ask the government to declare its intention in regard to the duration of par liament. Lord ltandolph Churchill forms the "tory cave" against several proposals of the Irish local government bill, especially the clauses empowering judges to suspend county councils. If he succeeds in form ing a group, depriving the government of fifteen votes, the bill will be defeated and the moment thus made opportune for the government to dissolve parliament. Gladstone seems to be rejuvenated by his sojourn in the south of France. Alert and sprightly in gait, he looks a healthy man of sixty. He tells his friends he is a wonder to himself. The presence in London of Foster, secre tary of the United States treasury, is daily attracting more attention from the jour nalistic and social worlds. He steadily re funes to accept social invitations on the ground of poor health. The ready access he gives all comers to his reception rooms in the Hotel Metropole amazes people here, who are accustomed to seeing statesmen environed by a wall of officials. Foster has arranged a visit to inspect the Bank of England and mint, and see the working of the greater financial houses. In spite of nsaurances of being unconcerned as to the currency oqestion. he has probably met Goachen iii an unofficial interview. The American treasury ruling with reference to the importation of pedigree stock is hurry ing immediate shipments. Live stock journals concur in the opinion that ar rangements in Great Britain will be much influenced: that developments will be checked, and seeking closer union with colonies must be the policy of the future. The prince and princess of Wales will visit at Windsor Sunday. and start with their family Tuesday for Riviera. The queen and Princess Beatrice are at Hyeres, the duke and duchess of Tack and Princess May are at Lady Wolverton's villa Men tone, and ex-Empress Engenie is near. The family of the prince of Wales will form a muster of royalties, to which it is expected the czarina will be added. The prince of Wales has been ill with neuralgia, but is now recovering. The government of India has concluded a treaty with China as suzerain over Thibet, providing for the formation of British mnarts within Thibet. Under the treaty caravans will be allowed to pass freely via the passes into Thibet valleys and customsr stations will be created. The treaty is con sidered a happy stroke of British diplomacy, equivalent to the capture of the trade of these districts. which hitherto have been closed to commerce. An experienced Scotch whaler, Capt, Gray, of Peterhead, has obtained funds, chiefly subscribed in Scotland, to equip two vessels for Antartic explorations. Doctor Nordenekjold, son of tLe well-known ex plorer, is scientist of the expedition. ]3e sides exploration the enterprise has a firrn cial side. It will cost to equip the vessels t24,000, but it is hoped that £45,000 will be realized from oil and whalebone. Rev. Mr. Pierson will return to America in June, ending his services in the Metro politan tabernacle. The King Threatened. ATHIENs, March 4.-The king's action in summarily dismissing from office the en tire Delyannis ministry has anused much comment and dissatisfaction throughout the country and and as a result the king has received a number of menacinu letters. Delanunis, as before stated, has a majority in the chamber supl.orting him and he is very popular nmong the people. TOO MUCII GOODNESS FOR THEM. The Tough Element at iDe Moines Ob ,ict to a Aletholllst, Revival. D).t MoNl:s, Iowa, March 1I.-Late re ports received at the Register office state that a revival under the auspices of the Free Methodists has been cuing on in Corning for some time. The town is thor oughlv excited and the rougher and free thinking elements have opposed the revi val. thllrctcnuini the leaders with mob vio lence on account of the effect they were having on the rIeople, some of whom have shown symptoms of reliuious Insanity. The revivalists declare it is the work of God and have kept up the meet ings. 'Ibe roughs have surrounded thle church and atteiu)ted to bro ill up the el - vices. This afternoon, just as the gov arnor was leaving I)es Moines, he was ap pealed to by a local minister, who asked him to order out tho iniliti. The gov rrnor telegraphed for further information, reeilving a reply that the local authorities and sheriff did noit desire the aseistance of the militia, consuequently nothing has been done. Three Feinilo Dignliaries. An Ohio paper tells a story of two young girls who were recently traveling on a trainl in that state. As the train stopped at a station two Inldies entered and took seats in front of theln; then it stout lady caere for ward and greeted them anud kept up it lively conversation until tlb train started. TIhon one of the two said: "Sit down here near us anti tell thlse uirlsto sit some where else." So the stout Iadv tauined aronud and said, in Ireezing tones: "1I wish to converse with umy friends and would like that seat. I am Mirs. President It., of this roand." The girls stared at her an In ntant, and then one of thenm drawled: "'leased to meet you, I'im sure. I lUopose you know I aml Mrs. I'residenlt lihrrison, of Watshington." The other girl, settling her self comufortably in her not, said: "Antl I milt Mrs. Queen Victoria." Neitllertf tl.omu mloved, and Mrs. President it. had to so back to her own seat. PRiAIRIE 1'ltOll I BS. Nebrla.lim Cold-WIater Advocates Soloet I)elegat~es and Adopt it PIltform. LINcOIlN, Nob., March 4.-The prohibition state convention for the election of dole. Rates to the national convention ;concliuded its session this evening. Interest centered mainly in the selection of chairman of the delegation and come bitterness was pro voked on account of the alleged effort of recent converts to overthrow the plans of old workers. 'The platfornm adopted renews adherence to the cause of prohibition: d. claroe the right of citizens of the United StatUes to a vote tlirt should not be denied or abridged by tin United htates or any state on account of sex; the government should own rand operate railroads, telegraph and telephonse of the nation ; the monlnys of the country should bu issued by the general governmetnt only, and in sufficient quantity to meet the demands of business and give full opportunity for the employ-. mont of labor, and to this end an increase in the voluume of money is de manded ; no individual or corpora tion should be allowed to make any prolit through issuing it; It should be mnade legal tender for ll debts; the value to be fixed at a deflnite runm per capita, and made to increase with uncreased popula tion; the government should reclaim all un claimed and forfeited land grintc to rail ways or other corporation, and such lands, together with the remainiun portion or the public domain, should be reserved for ac tual settlers; trusts should be prohibited; a just service pension is ecommended; the ulection of senators, president and vice president by direct vote of the people is favored; oplposition is declared to all man nor of compromises of so-called non-par tisan action, to which the question of the suppression of the liquor traffic is made secondary matter. WILL SUPI'OrtT PLATT. To Show Their Dislike for Hlarrison They Will Endorse "Me, Too." NEW YORu, March 4.-It is stated that the leaders of the republican party in this state held an important conference last evening, devoted to the discussion of the best means of achieving success at the com ing national election. Secretary Tracy. Senator Hiscook, Chauncey Depew, J. Sloat Fassett, Cornelius N. Bliss, Collector Hen dricks, Postmaster VanCott, Ex-Senator Platt and several other well known leaders were present. The majority of the confer ence believed the renomination of Presi dent Harrison was probable, although a number of expressions favorable to other candidates were made, among them being Seoretary lRusk. If Morton retires Secre tary Tracy is regarded as one of the strong est candidates for vice president. It is stated that some of Platt's friends pro posed to nominate him for president in order to show their confidence in him. Anybody but Harrison. CIrcAGo, March 4.-A Washington spe cial says the senators opposed to the re nomination of Harrison have decided to use the name of Secretary Blaine, his health permitting, for second choice. The paper says, they have selected J. S. Clark son, and it is asserted that the Iowa dele gation to be selected at the state conven tion March 29 will-be instructed for Blaine first, with Clarkson as second choice. For Any Good Matn. NEW Yonar, March 4.-A morning paper states that every member of the national democratic committee will be sent a letter hy the provisional committee of the anti Hill party, declaring in effect that the anti Hill democrats are not wedded to Cleveland, and will accept any good democrat who can carry New York. Instructed for Blaine. DES MOINES. Iowa, March 4.-The first republican convention of the present year was held in Adair county to-day, and the delegates were instructed for Blaine for president. HIS PATIENCE GAVE OUT. A Judge Wtho Dismissed a Case That Had Overrun Its Limit. NEW YOrKa, March 4.-Judge Van Grunt created a sensation in the Field insanity hearing this evening. The hearing had been proceeding quietly for seven days. At 7:15 this evening Judge Van Grunt sud denly interrupted the proceedings and said: "When this trial began counsel promised it would consume but five days and I have already eat here eight days and the pros pects of finishing it are meagre indeed. Gentlemen of the jury," he added, rising, "you are discharged." For a moment all all was confusion. The judge, with much deliberation, was put ting on his overcoast while the jury seemed too much surprised to do anythme but sit still and wonder. Then Mr. Cochran walked over to District Attor ney Nicoll and remarked. "Well, 1'11 be damned." "So will 1," replied the district attorney. 'i'ho judge left court, but was in t rcepted by counsel, who, with many prolll ises, induced itilu to return. le did so. only to adjouln court till to-morrow. The [1as will irobably be concluded then. Judge Van iGrunt's lction is almost unpre cedented, and is accounted for by the fact that the case, having overrun the limit. has compelled the judioe to sit up nights pe. paring for his general term work in the su preme court. The total amount of gold taken for ship ment baturday 18 $1.150),000. The city council of Memphisunnnimnously roesolved to iuvito Sfenator Ilill to visit that city. An explosion of fire damp ii a colliery at Mahoney City, Pim, intally burned five men. Dr. WVeare Howe, of Boston, charged with tarnli ing with the grand jury that Indicted officers of the whisky trust, is under $1500 bond. In the Conneoticut sulnerior court tie kiduappers of Ward Waterbury pland guilty and Jutdgo ]I|ll sentenced Ch:lrles Waterbury and annnuel Mutherland to prison for four yoearn lnd Johl iUoMc(ann for two years. The case of Iteinard Iloise, of the firm of Newberger. Rleins , (t., of Ian Francisco, charged with defi auding the government by mnuking ifluo invoices of linen goods, was concluded, Ieisns pleading guilty. lie was nined ,..,000. Great excitemllent haIs Ibeen canlaod at I|a .1nutat. Col., by ia llprospector bringing ill olnme goll quartz alsanyling about $31(K to the ton which canme from a prospect hole at the foot of Spanish peak, thit ty mIleL southeast of thosc. The entire edition of the Jh.binix, Ariz., Gazette, was thrown out of the mails Iri :day morning under the anti-lottery law for printing a brief account of a ratill. Aftut ward I he IOontalaster rescinded the order and panseld thell 111po1i. An investigation of the Nogales, Ariz., eustom hetlne is now beoing lmlade utnder the direction of ia trenaury agent. (harges have been alltte rt tie lmanilallitionl of le on the partr of Collector tChrist and whole nale ti(Iuiatini s Of doubtful character. Gov. lhoyd, of Nebrhnka, has removed It. It. Green, commlissioner general, and Satiii Ilasa. WVorld's fair commissiotner. and alp politod lJos. Utarnoeu. Jr., of lOmaha, tul unissioner genernl, and 1i. I". Weiss, of -letubon, to succeed Ilrass. The Umen re moved were appointed by Gov. Thayer. SPEAKEA AND EX-SPEAKED Crisp and Reed Have an Animated Controversy in the House of Representatives. "No Quorum" as Treated in the Last Congress and in This. The lMlalle lMan Wants a Monropoly of All the Sharp ltetorts--Othler Wash. Ington News. WarTn.Ni'TO. March 4.--Greek met Greek in the house to-day and for a few minutes a lively parliamentary colloquy was carried on between Speaker Crisp and eax-peaker RIeed over the vexed question of "No quorum." The entire day had been con sumed in desultory consideration of minor measures, and Kilgore (Texas) moved a recess until eight p. m. On a division the vote stood fifty-five to eighty-three. Enloe demanded tellers, and they being refused, raised the point of no quorum, and voted. "The gentleman from Tennessee," said the speaker, "makes the point of no quorum on theqmotion and the chair will have to ap point tellers." HIere Mr. Reed interposed with the remark: "The gentleman does not make the point of no quorum; he makes the point that no quorum voted." "Under the rules of the house and under the present administration of the house," said the speaker, "the gentlemen are not present unless they vote." [Applause on the democratic side.] "That shows,"'said Mr. Reed, "there has been a new system adopted since the last congress." "That shows that the present occn pant of the chair will endeavor to enforce the rules of the house as they now exist," retorted the speaker. "Nevertheless," replied the ex-speaker, "the observation I made is entirely cor rect." "Perhaps it is," said the speaker, with dignity, "but it is entirely out of order." "It is entirely correct," persisted' Mr. Reed, "and the chair has no right to make such a remark." "The chair thinks the gentleman entirely out of order," reiterated the speaker. "The point of no quorum was made by somebody else; the chair entertained the point, whereupon the gentleman from Maine made a suggestion-" "And thereupon," interposed Mr. Reed, "I said to the chair that the gentleman made the point that no quorum had voted. and the chair states it to be a point of no quorum, which is a different proposition. I have the right to call the attention of the chair to that. The chair had no right to make s'nh a retort, even if he was sup ported by disorderly applause upon his side, which he permitted." "The chair will state," said the speaker, "that there is no distinction under the present rules of the house between the point of no quorum and that of no quorum voting. There was a distinction between those points under the rule of the last con gress." During the colloquy between the speaker and Reed both gentlemen appeared to lose, in some degree, their customary equanimity, and their retorts were characterized by some degree of warmth. 'The house afterwards took a recess until eight p. m., the evening session to be for private pension bills, etc. THE RAU~M INQUIRY. Hulssey Has to Tell About the "Completed Files" Order. WAsrINOTON, March 4.-The examination of Assistant Secretary Bussey, of the inter ior department, was continued to-day by the special pension office investigation com mittee. Enloe, after eliciting the informa tion that there was a number of complaints from pensioners of delaying adjustment of their claims, asked if an order had been issued practically taking the office force from work under the old laws and putting it to work on the adjudication of cases un der the dependent and disability act of 1890. Bussey denied that the entire force was so employed, but added that a large number of claims arising under the old law, in which the evidence was sulfficient to meet its requlremlents, had been adjudi cated under the new law through an order issued by himself to the commissioner in 1883. Euloo then examined Bussev with refer cune to the "completed files," orderflwhich, it was charged, was issued at the request of Pension Attorney Lemon anld gave Lemon considerable advantage in prosecuting claims. iBussoy said he believed the order facilitated the adjudication of claims. It was true that many claims found by the board of review to be incotholoto were put on the completed files but no oases known in advance to be incomplete were put there. Witness did not know from whom the or der originated. lie heard before it was issued that thile experiment had been ma11de on someo of Lemron's cases. Practical ox perience. Bussey declared, had demonstra ted that under the "completed files order greater efficiency was observed than under the former method. Ilusacy did not believe the order gave the Washington attorneys an advantage over countly attorneys. lie heoard the charges that Lem1on received an advantage from the order, bhtt did not believe tllhem. There was no snap judgement about the order. lie had it unlidr consideration a lmouth be fore issued. CLhairman Wheeler asked it witness had heard of thile business trans nctlon--the endorsing of ia note--betweenl ,liaullm ltlnd Lemon the day the order was it sHied. nltnsey had no personal knowledge of it. lie did not kunow whether or not Iemrion put in 4,000 claims at once attar thio order was issued, involving fees of $100,00l0. lieferrillg to the board of enllsion! appalss, which passes judgemli'nt tintally oil coIplI cated or troublesomle 0cases. Enlolo aseked if any perlolns praotillcg before thait board were sions or relatives of iembileors. lltussy said he did not know, and with sonir heat protested against romuiptings froul "A 1a11n of that character." pointilng to It illin be hlid Iiiloe. Enhle retorted tlhat he did not know that was iIussey's Iullsiness, and the chairman said the couuitu11teto wouIIld got inl flaution from any source relisdle. lhe sev said when his board was criltiised lihe wished t'Il charges to be specille and not by inslnuation. AN OBJECTIIIION. ilterlpoedl by Nallsnbry In thie Ilerlug Seol Negotiatilons. \VRantenlNroN, March 4.-The faet was do vloped to-day that the authorities had re iaived notice that Iortd Salisbury was uinwillinc, while the arbit: ation pIoceedings in the lerinig sea dispute were pending, to renllw the limodus vivendi of llst year. 110 .s said to be willing, however, to takl the ieeeasury steps for putting it stop, duriiig the allpproaching season, to the lniscella i uoas deep sea fishing witlhin thirty miles If the i'rib yloff islands. Itis impossible to uarn alt the state department the precise uature of the substitute proposed by Lord Salisbury. It is probablethat this informan ion being secured from London has caused l'renid~ren Ilarrison to slhorton his stay at V\lrgiia lencih and he will return to WaVhirigtio, Hiaturday Instead of on Monday as he contemplated. '[lho coiurse of neglotiations now in pro-. Itrn beltween the United Stnttn and Great Britain touching seal fisheries itn liering Snu are beigii closely watched by ie(rntbers of the lorniJtteles ofr thie elnate stll house. The reiort from London to the effect that LIord Salisbury refusedl to renew the modus vivendli wtas received with dissatisfaction, It is realized that tile arbitration provided for illn the treaty about to be sublrinitted to tihe senate cniilnot lie com(rllllted il tirme to avail for the prrotection of seal watiri, and the counter prO,iONltioill made piy Lord Sil isbury looking ti tin, establishilnint of a ipotected belt ,il ;tending only thirty miles froml th shores of I'ribily!lf islands is lookefd upon irs rlining entirely nnade qlutte to rmeet the case. Mlemers of tile coillrressional comr:ittee do inot disnglisi their belief in private that un less the British government shows a dis position to join the work of protecting the waters of Hering sea from poachers dur ing the progress of arbitration the United StHlte government must nudertake the tnask and execute a law which has not been re pealed, requiring it to protect seal fisheries. if this courst is followed, the sitiation will lUssurle lit piiaie very similar to hat preced ing the reaudoptin of tile modus vivendi last year. and the govr'rnnient will resume the policy of seizure of offending vessels, which may lead to energetic protests and perhaps retaliatory action by(Great Britain. IN lTHE SENA TE. Stanford l'res.lsle a ,Sitlver f1111 -Vest on i'alernaliani. WAst(NiroIiN, March 4. -In the senate Stanford introduced a bill directing the purchase of silver bullion and the coinage thereof. It was referred to the finance committee. The bill directs the secretary of the treasury to purchase from time to time such silver bullion as may lie offered at the market price not exceeding $1 for 371%. grains of pure silver, and to issue in payment therefor the legal 'tender money of the United States, without regard to the material of which it is composed, a suf ficient amount of such money to be pre pared by the secretary of the treasury. The pure food bill was taken up and Vest stated at length, his position in regard to it, and such legislation in general. The pending measure was one of that brood of bills that grew out of the feeling of paternalism, which was spreading over the country. lie believed the constitution intended that in spection and quarantine laws should be in the hands of the states. The people of the United States were being taught, instead ef going to their state authorities, to go to congress for everything, from a million acres of land to a paperr of pine. States were slowly having their constitutional power taken away, and power is being vested in congress to-day intended by the framers of the constitution to be left to the states exclusively. Armly and Navy Appropriations. WASamNoTON, March 4.-The house com mittee on military affairs to-day completed the army appropriation bill. It is pro vided that hereafter no money appropri ated shall be used in payment of transpor tation on any of the non-bonded lines owned, controlled or operated by the Union Pacific Railway company, or by the South ern Pacifi company over litres embraced in its Pacific system. The maximum amount of mileage which may be allowed officers traveling on duty without troops is re duced from four to three cents a mile. The total appropriation is $24,245,649. which is 1367,830 less than the appropriation for the current year, and $1,703,559 less than the department estimates. The house naval affair. committee has pr actically completed the naval bill, which appropriates $24,000, 000. The appropriation for the current year is $31,148,145. The department esti mates for the next year were $31,194,639. No appropriation is 'mrade for the new cruiser which is authorized. Seven millions ale appropriated for the construction of ships heretofore authorized, and $2,000,000 for their armament, this last being $2,000, 000 less than estimat.d. Scaliing Down. WASIIriNGTON Marchl.--The house appro priation committee to-day finished the con sideration of the bill making the appropri uations on the account of pensions for the lineal viear 1893. As completed it appropri rites $134,825,000 as compared with estimates aggregating $16t,0000,000 and alpropriations for the current year nof $235,U00,000. The principal items are: For the tay - merit of pensions $;13,048.3Ir1, wilich is $14,000 less than the appropriation for the current year and $11,507,031 lass than the estimate for the next fiscal year; fees of examining surgeons $1,250,t000, a reduction of $250,000 from current appropriatlion and from estimates; clerk hire at agriencies $400,000, same as for the currynt year but rf55,000 les than estilmated for the next lie cal year. A ('iainge of Dates.l Wacn1NGTOGN, March 4.-The house corm mitter oil election of president and vice president to-day authorized IRepresentative Crain to prepare for submlission to tile house a joint resolution proposing amend ments to the constitution substituting )Der. 31 for March 4 as tieo omnouneilnent and termlination of the olfficial terms of mroun bers of the house of representativtLes alnd United States senlltors, and providing that congress shall hold its annual meeting the second l.londldy in ,tanuary, and substitut ing April 30 for March 41 as the date for the onurrncieement and limlitation of the terni of president andt vice-president. Mr. Springer Much Ilmproved. WasutNtoros, March 4.-At a late hour to, night Mr. Sprinlter's physiciaus said he was resting onsily. lise appetite, which had beeoo ipoor, showed coiusiderablo improve aLent to-day. l'ho family physician, Dr. \'ilnct, is expouted fromtt aprinatieIld to morrow. Sprlingel's illness is attributed, in part, tolhe stuell of paint. he11 having boon wo lking in a room which was under going rouoartioll. ('ipitiul Notes. 'Ihe report that Minister EganI will re turn t t the ('iliti tit.tes in April is dis cretdited itt the state tdepartmlent. FIour utldlod tand seventy-live thousand outwlts of stilvtr were purlichastled Ircday at p ices ranging fronm t t.) to .!lt). aecreutnrv livin is still contined to his lthotsit with a cold. hii oxp-ets to be able to resume bustis lla ta itt the state deptatmlient iaturdny. The honee collumitteo on irrication agreed to tih bill preplred by the sub-commilttee for the ctstion o arit ltn uds to the states alnd territories for reelnhlulation. Senor Mont, thilinu minister, informed the s,c'oetaury of stato that, inI conltequeneuo oif lection n a deounty. he will soon relic 1Initah his Ioose~n tdiiplomatio positiotn, but will probably role'itit Ill Washington Ulltil his steooessor is appoinited. The hotuse colmtnitt on tagrinulturo has allthorizrd fatvorabttle report oni the bill sub litltini oleolllargrine transported into any state or territory, or t'uiaaining therein for conlultption, sale or storag tLo the police powers of such stlte or territory, to the HrlllllO etoent atl in the salte manuner as though producltt therein. lilllt d In . Itu litlllat Actldullnt. Ill IrlNNi. itl it, March l."---lottio Mitohell, an lniiate of ai house of ill-flune here, was killed anll two comtipanions injured in a runaway last night. 'tihe Mitchell woman is said to have relatives living in Sanl Fran cito. WHO FORGED THE WILL? Additional Circumstantial Evidence Againt Dr. Scudder, Charged With Murder. The Will in Favor of His Wife Proves to Havo Been Forged. Most Horrible S.tory of a Ihungling Execu. tion by ulillotlne In a Town in JHallovor. C'iIcAOo, March 4.-"Who drew np the forged will?" is to-night the first question in the Jekyvl-Ilyde carle that is puzzling all Chicago. But for the alleged discovery of Dr. Scudder's surreptiously handling the privato papers of tle l ich woman he is charged with having murdered, he might never have been suspected of the crime. The forged will is in possession of Attor ney Tolman, representing the dead wo man's husband and sister. The circum stance under which Scudder had it drawn, if he did, will likely go far to prove or dis prove his sanity and guilt. It Eeemingly was prepared by a lawyer, and the questioin of the attorney's identity and possible complicity is being carefully put toward solution. It is said an expert to whorm the two wills were submitted before Dr. Scad der's, and who knew nothing of the cir cumstances of the case, decided without hesitation that the two documents were not signed by the same person, one signature showing the tremor of old age, or feeble ness, and the other firmly written with forced attempts at irlegularity of outline. A Janesville, Wis.. dispatch to-night says that at an undertaking establishment there an examination of the body was imade this afternoon. RIelatives were af forded an opportunity to see the dead wo man's face. When the body was in Chi cago the head was kept covered, it is said, at Scudder's instance, because it was wholly unpresentable. The autopsy showed the head of the dead woman to have been teu ri bly bruised and the skull fractured in sev eral places. "GOD HAS PUNISHIED USI" Two Incendiaries Iurned to Death-The Crime Confessed by a Woman. ST. LOUIs, March 4,-"God has punished us!" was the groaning confession by Mrs. Marcus Cohen to-day of an attempt at arson which resulted in the death of her husband and brother-in law, Marcus and Abraham Cohen. Just after three o'clock this morning an officer was attracted to 2744 Conteau ave nue by fire showing through the window. In the building dwelt Marcus Cohen, wife and three children, and his brother Abraham. over the store owned by Marcus. Scarcely had the officers reached the place when an explosion of terrific force blew out the entire front of the building. The body of Abraham was burned to a crisu. Marcus was horribly burned and \eas removed to the hospital. Examination showed that the gas fixtures had all been unscrewed, allowing gas to flow into the room, and that a night or two ago teams had been employed carrying goods out of the back entrance of the store. An empty gasoline can was also found. Cohen died of his injuries at the hospital, The men evidently desired to burn the place to secure the insurance. Of the fam ily nothing can be learned beyond the half confession conveyed in the woman's moan, "God has punished us!" The family moved into the place two weeks ago with the store and household outfit. The insur ance. which, it is now believed, the men planned to gain, but lost their lives instead. was $2,500. BUNGLING EXECUTION. Horrible Scene at a Town in Hanover IBrnltl Executioner. Tienal.n, March 4.-A horrible story was received here to-day from Slade, a small village in Hanover. A murderer was to be guillotined to-day. He was placed in posi tion, but when the knife fell, to the horror of the spectators it failed to sever the head from the trunk, leaving the neck in a ter ribly mutilated condition. 'Ihe horror of the scene was increased, when the execu tioner raised the knife, and made an at tempt to wrench off the head of the unfort unate man with his hands, whiol blood gushed in torrents from the gaping wounds. In spite of all his trlgging andl twisting he failed to tear it off, and again placed the body under the guillotine. Again the blade failed to perform its work. only leaving the remains more mutilated than before. ' he brutal executioner then took a knife and hacked and slashed at the back of the neek until he succeeded in tearing the head away. ('ollins a ~Scouundrult. SA.I Dnto., Cal., March .i.--President Collins, of the California National bank, who is charged with embezzling $200,000 from the bank, and who committed suicide to-day. is reported to have been called many years ago to Cheyenne by MA. 1. I'ost from his l'ennsylvania home to enter Post's bank. 'the latter was electdl to congress in 181X1 and in his absence ('ollius ies nid to have run the bank in his own interest, and on Post's return demanded a partnershir-, (On being refused he formed another bank and subsequently circulated reports reflect ingl on P'ost's bank, thereby causing a run which broke it. It is now ascertained that both ('Collins and L)lo came to San Diego with comwlaratively little money. ieceiver I'nuly received orders to push collections for lbe California bank. It is expected arce'iver will be appointed in a day ar two for thesavuits' bank. Attorney teiueral lart says tlhe savin~s bank had but $t;2r, in cash, but the books showed A Murderourts Thloef. I'alils, Mlarch 4.--Three thieves were fouind in a wine room in the Itue St. Denis last night. Two escaped, but the third was pursued by a man named Ferry and other citizens: A younug man tried to stop the thief, but the latter promptly pulled a re volver and fired at the youth who fell senseless. He then fired at Ferry. 'lThe latter dodged and the billot struck and killed another man. luother pursuer, named Martineff, then m-ired ithe thief and in a moment was lyingu d:d with two bul lets in his body. .erry then closed in on the fellow anid, aided by Iho crowd, cap. tured him. The assassin. when questioned by the otlicials, refused Io #give his name or any particulars as to his identity. Intense excitement prevailed until midnight. l'Trh Uopktns ;lete $3,000,000. New YoiTu March 4.-Timothy Hopkins getl $3,000,000. Mr. Searles settles the cele brated will contest by compromising with the claimant. The other snits are stopped, The appeal from the original probate de cision was withdrawn Wednesday in the Massachusetts supreme court.