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ON APRIL 7TII, 1862, the Con
federates under BEAUREGARD
were forced back from Shiloh or
Pittsburg Landing after a two
days' fight in which their General,
The struggle was fiercely main
tained on 'both sides, the timely
arrival of re-enforcements en
abling GRANT to drive his foes
upon Corinth and thus gain a
most decided advantage.
Our Departments
Rubber Goods.
Rubber Boots.
Leather Boots.
Overalls and Jumpers.
Oiled Clothing and Hats.
Miners' Coats and Hats.
Lined Duck Clothing,
First Floor
Men's Furnishing Goods.
Umbrellas and Canes.
Men's Hats and Caps.
Children's and Boys' Hats and
Men's Trousers.
Men's and Children's Shoes.
Men's Underwear.
Men's Flannel, Madras and Dress
Men's and Boys' Gloves.
Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs.
Collars and Cuffs.
Men's Vests.
Second Floor
Boys' and Children's Suits.
Boys' and Children's Waists.
Boys' and Children's Underwear.
Boys' Long Pants.
Children's Knee Pants.
Boys' Shirts.
Boys' Collars and Cuffs.
Smoking Jackets.
Dressing Gowns.
Night Robes.
Blankets and Quilts,
Third Floor
Men's Sack Suits.
Men's Cutaway Frock Suits.
Men's D. B. Prince Albert Coats
and Vests.
Men's Full Dress Coats and Vests.
Men's Overcoats.
Waiter Jackets.
Bar Jackets.
Cooks' Caps and Aprons.
Summer Coats and Vests.
Men's Traveling Dusters.
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Hydraulic Hose.
John Sherman Delivers an Address
Before the Loyal Legion of
New York.
In Memory of His Distinguished
Brother, the Late Gen, W. T.
Character of the Latter Discussed by One
Who Know Him-Intimacy of the
Naw YonK, April 6.-At the Loyal Legion
banquet to-night Senator Sherman re
sponded to a toast in honor of the memory
of Gen. W. T. Sherman in an interesting
speech of great length. He reviewed the
career of the general from early childhood.
He spoke about the warm confidence and
affection which had always existed between
them; told how they separated after the
death of their father, and stated that at the
time when the general went to West Point
there commenced between them a corre
spondence which continued up to within
one week of the general's death, only dnter
rupted when the thread of their lives
brought them together at Washington. He
detailed the general's career in California
through the gold excitement as banker and
lawyer; told about his return to the east
and employment in the military academy
in Louisiana. As to the general taking
sides in the war, the senator said the mo
tive which led him into it was his intense
patriotism. Secession would destroy the
union and therefore he was opposed to
secession. This is certain, he did not enter
the military service on account of slavery,
for his sympathies and friendships were
largely with the south. In a letter written
in the fl of 1854, congratulating
the brother upon election as member of
congress, he said: "As a young member, I
hope you will not be too forward, espeo
ially on the question of slavery, which, it
seems, is rising every year more and more
into a question of real danger, notwith
standing compromises. Having lived a
great deal in the south, I think I know
practically more about slavery than you do.
If it were a new question no one would con
tend for introducing it, but it is an old and
historic fact that you must take as you
find it."
After reviewing Gen. Sherman's resigna
tion from the Louisiana academy, etc., the
senator said the general same to Washing
ton in March, 1801, to advise the authori
ties of the condition of affairs in the south
and offer his services, He was amazed at
the apathy he found. He talked to Presi
dent Lincoln, who said he hoped they
would not need soldiers. What was said
by Liaboln was kindly meant, baut it had an
unpleasant effect on Gen. Sherman, who.
when leaving, said to his brother: ."rhbee
men are sleeping on 'a volcano,
but I have done my duty."
The senator toehed on the att;ck of eer
tain newspapers on the general at the time.
of his assertion that 200,000 troops would
be required to open up the Mississippi river
and said, in reference thereto: "I knew
full well the charge of insanity was false,
and understood better than any one else
his strong opinions as to'the nature of the
war, and how easily his frank and open,
but true, declaration could be used as evi
deonee of timidity, or even insanity."
The senator went on to show how the
drift of eventp eoon gave Sherman an op
portunity to demonstrate his sanity. Speak
of his part in the battle of Shiloh, the sen
ator says that there commenced his friend
ship with Gen. Grant, which, like Damon
and Pythias, has been made the subject of
song and story. It was one of the most in
teresting events of the war, and continued
unbroken while both lived.
Speaking of the row which was raised
over the first surrender arranged between
Sherman and Johnston. The senator said
he knew that the general believed that in
agreeing to those terms he was carrying
out the policy outlined by President Lin
coln in the famous interview at Hampton
Roads. He did not know, however, that
the brutal murder of Lincoln had arounsed
in the minds of northern people a deep
feeling of resentment which would not
tolerate the liberal terms granted
to Johnston and remnant of the rebel
forces. 'I hat fatal bullet had changed the
whole situation. But for this desperate
act the whole history of reconstruetion
would have been reversed. As it was, the
old ery against Sherman was again stirred
until the generous kindness of Gen. Grant
came to his relief, new terms were agreed
on and the war closed.
Speaking of the traits of the general's
character, the senator said he was distin
guished, first of all, from early boyhood for
love and veneration for, and obedience to,
his mother and affection for his family.
He spoke of the affection in the army for
"Uncle Billy."
Monthly Meeting of the Executive Com
mittee Yesterday Afternoon.
The regular monthly meeting of the Mon
tana executive committee was held at the
Board of Trade rooms yesterday. Vice
Chairman Geo. W. Irvine II., of Butte, pre
sided. Among the out-of-town members
present were Thos. Joyes, of Jefferson, Gen.
J. A. Browne, of Beaverhead, J. K. Clark.
of Butte, A. B. Cook, of Missoula, and 0.
P. Chisholm, of Gallatin. E. H. Johnson,
of Miles City, resigned as a member, and
Dr. It. G. Redd was unanimously elected in
his stead. - Becretary Brown announced
that the Transcontinental assooiation had
announced a rate of one fare for the round
trip for the meeting in July and said he be.
lieved all the passenger associations would
make the same rates as to the other con
A communication was read from the
Faaternal Publishing company, of New
York, offering to furnish all the delegates
with handsome souvenirs of the meeting,.
containing portraits of the members and
such reading matter as the congress should
prefe,, and in addition to print as many
copies of the proceedings as the congress
might order free of charge. In return the
company ask to be allowed the sole privi
lege of soliciting advertisements for the
souvenirs. A sampleof the souvenir was
exhibited, gotten ut'i for the Musical
union. It is a beautiful specimen of the
bookmakers and printers' art, with em
bossed covers, line photo gravures and
printed on heavy paper. Messrs. Holter,
Muth and Secretary Brown were named as
a committee to take the matter up and de
cide it.
The vice-chairman announced that ar
rangements were being perfected for the
entertainment of the congress at Butte one
day. He also said he believed the congress
would be a great success.
Bounclung irotherhood Mlen.
ST. LouIs, April 0.-Since April 1 the
Southern Express company has discharged
about ninety exosr ea messengers for being
menbers of the Messengers' brotherhood.
SThe move was entirely unexpected to the
members. The Pacific and United States
conmpalies have been following the example
eat by the Adams and are discharging the
brotherhood men and Alling their places
with non-union messengers.
Practlied Upon a BankIng RoUse by Three
Young Rascals.
Naw Yong, April 0.-A systematio rob
bery of the banking house of Dix & Phyfe,
45 Wall street, by employes, was unearthed
today,. .The loss by the peculations aggre
gates $08,000. Osoar Creamer, a clerk in
the bank and a resident of Brooklyn, during
the absence of the chief book-keeper, is
said said to have stolen $20,000 worth of
Chicago, Burlingtoa & Quinoy railoand
bonds. Detectives have discovered that
Creamer, who is but 10 years of age, con
spired with William F. Carpenter and an
other young clerk in the bank to rob the firm.
Jas. '1. White, the third of the conspira
tore, was introduced at the Park National
bank by a false letter of introduction pur
porting to come Dix & Phyfe, and ha
opened an account there beginhing with a
deposit of $2,000 on March 5. ni3bse
ouently he deposited at different times
34,700, 9,8, $,80, 767.51, $75. These doe
posits were mainly in checks purporting to
be from Dix & Phyfe, drawn payable to
cash, and with the firm's signature, Dix &
Phyfe, forged. April 1 White drew a chook
for $10,000 against his account, and two
days later another check for $10,
000, leaving a.balance in the bank of
about $4,000. Carpenter was arrested yes
terday and confessed that Creamer has
been stealing from the firm. The regnlit
bookkeeper was expected home shortly and
he said that Creamer wanted to get hold of
as much money as he could before that
time. It was arranged between them that
Carpenter should ha'e the cnstddy of the
money. He told Inspector Byrnes that it
was all buried in a cellar at 447 Quinoy
street, Brooklyn. Yesterday the detectivea
went bver to the address and. afte(
searching about found hidden in
a pile of ashes in the cellar
$21,000 first mortgage bonds of the Chi-'
cago, Burlington & Quincy, and $32,100 in
bills. They ate-now in charge of the po
lice. White and Creamer are supposed to
be on board the tramp steamer Oakland;
which until Saturday last lay at the Atlant
tie docks, Brooklyn. Her destination is
Copenhagen. An effort will be made. to
catch her at some local port and arrest the
two fugitives.
Frank Thornton's Keen Tongue Let Loose
at Buffalo.
BUFFALO, April 6.-ion. Frank H. Thorn
ton was one of the speakers at the anti
Hill demonstration last night. Referring
to Senator Hill. he said: "In his reckless
rampaging after the nomination he has
shown himself ready to obstruct and palter
with tariff reform and to tamper with the
stability and honesty of the people's money
to the inevitable destruction of the demo
cratio party and the irretrievable ruin of
the business of the country. Within the
last three months he' has beeq for tariff re
form and against tariff reform; against a
'nibuling' tariff reform and for a 'nibbling'
tariff reform. He has been for free coin
age andeag inst it, and has mysteriously
straddled 'duo south by north' on it, and
so this burlesque political skirt dancer
cavorts and kicks and twists and turns and
bows and smirks and throws kisses at the
political, bald heads and tries to palm him
self off as an innocent young 'thing of
beauty and ajoy forever,' and a delsartean
dream of grace, when all the time he is
simply making an indecent exposure of
himself as a political free walker, offering
himself, body and soul, at the low'prioeeof
a vote or delegate. .........
LouIslana Democrats May Split.
iT. Louis, April 6.-A special dispatch
from New Orleans says: The city of New
Orleans has been in a state of the wildest
political excitement all day over the action
of the committee of seven of the returning
board in counting out MloEnery at the pri
macy election and counting in Foster, the
anti-lottery candidate. The result will
probably be a split among the democrats
in the state in national elections,
Kansas Democrats for Cleveland.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 6.-Up to date nearly
half of the 106 counties in Kansas have held
their democratic conventions to send dele
gates to the state convention at Salina
April 20. Every county so far heard from
is for Cleveland. Many have instructed
their delegations to vote for him,
lByarad's Expectations.
WASIUTNGTON, April 6.-A special from
Wilmington, Del., says Ex-Seoretary Bay
ard will nominate Grover Cleveland at Chi
cago and will support him. Bayard, says
the special, in the event of Cleveland's
election, expects to be appointed to the
court of St. James.
Seven Babies at a Birth.
The report from Guayaquil of the birth
of seven infants at one session is authenti
cated on the highest medical authority that
the republic of Ecuador can furnish. The
event took place in what was at the time
called the outskirts of the city. but it can
be known as the "outskirts" no longer, for
the city has suddenly grown up there. The
doctors say that it is the first instance of so
large an accession to a family at one effort
on repord. The g-oatest nt.mber ever be
fore reported was fiv, anid even quartettes
are uncommon, though triplets and twins
have ceased to be r :;,lrd as extraordi
nary. The mother of toe septet is de
seribed as a pretty 'PFernc. woman named
Mario Juneau. Guayaquil has certainly
beaten the record and caut the exploits of
the northern half of the hemisphere on
tirely in the shade in carsying out the in
junction to multiply and replenish the
An Engine iBlew Up.
Losn IsAND, N. Y., April G.-This morn
ing an engine, standing in the yard of the
Long Island railroad blew up with fearful
effect. Eight men were injured, five of
them fatally. Lowness of water in the
boiler is thought to be the cmuse of the ac
cident. The names of the five fatally in
jured are: Jas. Kilne, conductor; Audrew
Walker, engineer; Theo. Van Siber, fire
man; James Loshn, brakeman; John Lafiey,
water boy.
Wiil Have no Esucrt.
PulrtDAlEntA, April 6.-It was announced
to-day that the governor of New Jersey had
refused to sign the bill legalizing the an
thracite combination. President Mioleaod,
of the Reading road, was asked, "Will the
refusal of the governor to sign the bill halv
any effect on the combinatio~?" "None
whatever," he replied. "We are perfeoting
our organization and we will not. be ef
fected by the notion of Gov. Abbot."
Mlurlerounle Iobbers .Lynichedl.
ALEXANDRIA, La., April t.-Patrick Kelly,
aged 55, a peddler, was killed on Sunday
laIt on Little river, near Fishville, by ai
gang of eight negroes. Four of them were
ea$nght and hanged and they are in porsuit
of the gang. The killing was for the unr
pose of getting his monea His headquar
tare weie at this place and he was return
The democrats captured the city council
of Kansas City.
Milwaukee went democratic at the city
old'ution Tuesday.
The republicans carried Cincinnati, 0.,
by their regular majority.
Goy. Abbot, of New Jersey, vetoed the
bill legllaing the Rteading railroad deal.
Happy Phrase Employed by Sena
tor Wolcott in Speaking of
Mr. Harrison.
All the Powers of the Administra
tion Employed Against
Free Silver.
Vigorous Arraignment ef the Oceupaut of
tie White House-Afraid of the
Silver Question.
WAenrOaroN, April 6.--After prelimi nary
morning business, Mr. Morgan, at 12:30,
called up his silver resolution, offered yes
terday, and yielded to Mr. Wolcott, who
proceeded iusmediately to address the sen
ate on the subject of silver, beginning with
the blunt statement that silver had been
put to sleep in the house, and the senate
might as well get the truth on the silver
question. Wolcott soon launched into an
attack upon the administration. He ad
mitted that the silver men had suffered
defeat in both houses, and charged that it
had been compassed by the administration,
the first great force which had left no
stone unturned in its efforts to defeat the
silver bill. It appeared to desire to avoid
the embarrassment of aetion upon the
question before the national convention
was held. He asserted that the republican
party, with negative unanimity would nom
inate .the present executive because no
other man of greater stature could be
found to stand. Because of the blow that
struck silver aside it became equally
manifest that the democratic party
would present the apostle of
tariff reform, whose vision saw no other
issue, was willing to be consecrated again
to public office, so the greatest part of the
people were unrepresented by any party.
He (Mr. Wolcott) charged that the admin
istration had cracked the party lash and
bad succeeded, but there would be a to
morrow. It. was a humiliating spectacle
and the administration should have at
least allowed congress to express its opinion
without duress.
"The necessity of a vote had to be pre
vented it possible, and so the miserable
work began. Offices had to be parcelled
out, the party lash was cracked, and waver
ing members gained. The work apparently
has been effectively done. and yet there
was always a to-morrow. Nobody was de
ceived, but that would be a graceful act in
the outgoing president to have permitted
the two houses of congress to have
voted according to their own inclinations
on a measure of national importance. The
spectacle, .humiliating as it was, showed
that it was but an amazing change of front
by c great section of the democratic party.
During the last session that party stood
manfully to its party traditions, to hard
money. A olear majority of its members
had taken the stump before election and
pledged the members to vote for free and
unlimited coinage. The sudden change
would he ridiculous if its results were not
Wolcott wound up his speech with
an eloquent peroration and was
applauded by senators and spectators.
Close attention was paid to the eloquent
speech, which was delivered with great
force although mostly from manuscript.
The senate chamber was much fuller than
usual and every senator gave (a most un
usual thing) his undivided attention to the
speech. At its close Mr. Morgan's resolu
tions went over without action. They are
still on the ealenidar.
Reported to the House.
WASHrNGTON, April 6.-When the house
went into committee of the whole on the
Springer free wool bill Otis (Kan.) moved
to strike out the first section. Alexander
(N. C.) spoke in favor of his proposed
amendment imposing a duty of 30 per cent
on imported wools. Alexander's motion
was defeg ed; also, the Otis motion. The
second division was then read and a discus
sion ensued as to the effect upon the price
of wool and woolen goods. After a long
debate the committee rose and reported the
bill to the house. Without action, the
house adjourned,
American Citizens Restrained in Russia.
WASHINGTOr, April 6.-A joint resolution
was agreed upon by the house committee
on foreign affairs calling on the president
for information whether any American cit
izen of Jewish faith is subjected in Russia
to restrictions which violate the treaty. It
was reported to the house by Representa
tive Chipman to-day. The accompanying
report says the subject is of great concern
to the people of the United; tates. Every
citizen in this country is entitled, at home
and abroad, to the treatment and protec
tion which are the foiull right of citizenship
under the constitution.
That Was His Business.
WASulgNroN, April 6.-The pension inves
tigation started again to-day. Mr. Enloo
wanted to know if immediately after the
completed files order was issued, Lemon
did not endorse iaumn's note for $12,000.
The commissioner declined to answer (lues
tions relating to his private business, and
Mr. Entoe then read last year's testimony
in which the commisuioner made the ad
mission. Enloe declaimed against the
completed tiles order as blocking business
and resulting in great pecuniary benefit to
Lemon and other attorneys.
Utah to lie Represented.
WASIu1NOTON, April (.-In order that Utah
may not be unrepresented at the World's
fair, Washington, of Tennessee, chairman
of the house committee on territories, has
roported favorably a bill Introduced by
I)oleateo Caine, providing for the a ppoint
ment of a commission to aee that ttah is
properly reoresented. The bill appropri
ates $501(00 for expenses.
Capital Notes.
The house will investigate the 'inker
Purchases of silver Wednesday were 220,
000 ounces, at .86'20 to .8040.
A conclusion in the Bellring sea matter
has been practically reachtd.
It is rumored that Congressman IIitt
(Ill.) may succeed Reid as minister to
iloers Cau't Draw ills PlensIou.
Nxw Yonx, April 6.--Although an annual
pension of $37,500 was voted to William H.
Beers, president of the New York Life In
surance company, by the traustees of the
company in consilderation of his resigning
the presidency, and a contract to that effect
butween him and the company was duly
executed, lie has not yet drawn any part of
the pension and cannot until the contract
has been established in the courts as bind
ing. Such was the information given to it
reporter to-day, and it was confirmed by
John A. MoOall.
Retnrues ot All in--Prolably a RIepub
lican Plurality.
PaoDrorwar, It. I., April 7,.-At 12:40 this
morning returns from all over the state are
not in, owing to the tedious countmg neces
sary under the Australian system. The re
turns at"hand are aufflcient, however, to in
dicate that there is no election for state
officers, with a probability of a republican
plurality. The atate law requires a
majority vote to elect, and there are a suf
ficient number of republicans returned up
to this hour to secure the election of iena
tor Aldrich to the United States senate and
the choice of the republican candi
dates for state offlicers. Newport pro
bably elected but one representative,
and it will require another election
to determine the choice of the other
fou'. It requires fifty-four members of
the legislature to elect on joint ballot, and
the republicans have at present fifty-one,.
with every probability of six more. 1'tovi
densce went democratic by about 4,000 ma
jority, but the city assembly is
in doubt. Woonsocket went democratic.
The democratic assembly ticket in
Woonsocket is elected by thirty, but the
Pawtucket assembly ticket is in doubt.
The vote polled was the largest in the his
tory of the state. The result is a surprise
to everybody, and shows that there are sev
oral thousand people in the state whom the
party managers can never locate.
Cook County Elections.
CmacAoo, April 6.-The democrats were
victorious in the north town elections yes
terday. The south town democratio ticket
was elected, except Laas, whom the repub
licans elected supervisor. In the west town
the lepublicans elected the assessor and
collector. The democrats elected the rest
of the ticket. The republicans also carried
Hyde Park. Lake View, Jefferson, Cicero,
Palatine, Geneva and Desplainei, while
the democrats win in Like, Worth and
Lamont. The citizens' ticket in Calumet
defeated the regular republican ticket.
O, Rare Missouri and Arkansast
ST. Louis, April 6.-The returns from the
municipal elections held throughout Mis
souri yesterday show that where party
lines were drawn the democrats are in the
ascendant, except in the republican strong
holds, where the latter kept their forces in
Under the Australian system the elections
in Arkansas passed off quietly. The dem
ocratic ticket was generally successful.
And no Sign of Stoppig--Culminated in a
WEST POINT, MisS., April 6.-The most
destructive storm that ever visited this sec
tion is now prevailing. Rain has fallen
constantly for four days and culminated
last night in a regular waterspout. From
Greenwood to the Alabama line, and from
Macon to Corinth, the streams all overflowed
and many bridges swept away. Miles of
railroad track are submerged and many
road beds destroyed. On the Georgia Pa
ciflo, four miles of track have been washed
away and in this country alone the losse on
bridges is enormous. The rivers are higher
than ever known, water covering the coun
try for miles around. Many houses have
been washed away. Four colored families
are reported drowned. At Aberdeen the
water covers several streets and the people
are greatly alarmed. It is still raining.
Much Rain nad More Snow.
ST. PAUL, April 6.-Mohday's snow storm
was heavier and more general in South
Dakota than at first reported, but no cas
ualties have been annbunced. The rainfall
at Hluron was nearly five inches, the Creat
eat ever known there at any one time in
Auril. Reports from various parts of the
state, also from Nebraske, Iowa and Min
nesota, indicate that Huron got the heavi
est rain, while other localities were visited
by more or less snow. West of Huron and
extending into the Black Hills country the
fall of snow was from five to seven inches.
Wiped Out by a Cyclone.
DENTSON, Texas, April 6,-The report has
just reached here from Gwenville that a
small town in Pickens county, Chickasaw
Nation, was wiped out by a cyclone Sunday
night. Two persons we,'e killed outright
and several injured. Every house in the
village was leveled. The clerk of Pickens
coonty, Chickaasw Nation, was probably
fatally injured. His team and vehicle were
caught in the cylone and hurled through
the air. There is no railroad or telegraph
connection with the town.
Caused Great )Damage.
aR.mRLE, Ark.. April 6.-The wind and
rain storms that have for the past two days
bean prevalent in this district have caused
greet damage to property, and in some
cases injury to persons. At Carlisle, a
emall elation west of here, one life is re
ported to have been lost and several persons
seriously injured in the cyclone of yester
day afternoon.
More Water Than Necessary.
MlyrMPHrs, Tenn., April 6.-Dispatches
from Grenada, Catrollton and other points
in Mississippi state that it has been raining
hard for several days. Rivers are out of
their banks and great damage is being done
to railroads and other property.
WVrecked a Cihurch.
OIAN, N. Y., April 6.-A terrific cyclone
struck this city last night, wrecking ten
houses and a church. One woman was
killed and a number of people seriously
injured. There were sixteen people in the
church when it was struck.
1.ast Stone of the Temnple.
8A-r LAKx.i, April l.--The last stone on
the Mormon temple was laid at noon to
lay by Preeident Woodrull, of the Mormon
church, in the uresonoe of an assemblage
of people estimated at from 40,000 to 50,
()10. The ceremonies were simple, but of a
most impressive character, and the stone
was placed in position by electricity from
thespeakers' stand. Nearly every leading
man in the Mormon church was present
and the occasion was held by the people as
one of the most important in their history.
A resolution was accepted with cheers by
the isnoienso assembly to complete the
building by April next. After laying the
stone teo conference, which has been in
sRssion four days, adjourned until next
The Southern Peaill~, Election.
Nr.w YoaK, Ap;il 6.-'T'ransfer for the
Southern Paoifle closed to-day for the an
nual meeting at Boston, April 27. 'the
stock is in urgent demand in the loan
crowd. Seven thousand shares were boughs
here and 10.t0(i in London. Buving was part
ly based oni a report that the Gould interest
would retire and that Mia.vin Hughitt,
presideat of the Northwestern road, would
succeed Sidney Dillon as president.
llhg .lumber Trust.
New YORK, April (;.--A Macon, Ga.,
special to the Times tells how the Georgia
Lumber association at Macon on Monday
organized what is in reality a gi.auntio
trust to have its headquarters In Macon.
Porty-tive of the miost prominient milling
interests in the state and *20,000.000 of in
vested capital were represented.
The Fine Northern Paolflo Institu .
tion at Missoula Is a Total
All of the Inmates Rescued and
Most of the Furniture
Will le ItRebultt on the Former Site-Tow
Mayor of Great Falls-State
MIROUTvA, April C,.-1Speoial.1-What was
this morning the handsome and comm*
dious Northern Pacific hospital is now a
pile of ashes and charred timbers. At 880(
to-day fire was seen coming from near the
roof at the west end of the hospital. The
alarm was immediately given and the Mis
soula fire department responded promptly,
but by the time of its arrival at the scene
the upper part of the west wing was a msss
of flames. Apparently the garrett of the
building had been burning some time be
fore the 'discovery was roade, and
when a vent burned through that
end of the structure became almost
immediately enveloped in flames. When the
alarm was given the hospital surgeons were
dressine the broken leg of a patient in the
operating room and he was carried out and
to the Sisters' hospital, half a mile distant,
on the operating table. Fortunately, thete
were but one or two helpless patients and.
these were taken out without much diffi
culty. The large crowd of railroad men
that came from the shops and freight
houses worked rapidly and succeeded in re
moving the furniture, though much of it
was badly damaged.
The building was a large two story and a
half frame of very attractive design, and
was one of the best equipped hospitals in
the west. ' The grounds attached to the
building included a whole block and were
always well kept and had splendid lawns
and gardens. The efforts of the firemen
were directed mainly toward saving the
surrounding buildings, which were endan
gered by a strong wind blowing at the
time. The destruction of the building was
complete and the loss about $12,000. It
was insured in the Liverpool, London &
Globe company for $5,500. Superinten
dent Ramsey stated that the hospital will
be rebuilt on the present site.
Great Falls Assured of a Popular Mayor
Two Candidates,
GBEAT FALLS,, April 6.--Speolal,]-The
political situation in this city it engrossing
the attention of everyone taking an inter
eat in public affairs, at the present time,
and from the energe$o work beja done by.
the supporters of the two candidates for
mayor the result of the contest is, to say
the least, extremely doubtful. While Great
Falls has at former elections rolled up a
republican majority of from seventy-five
to 100 votes, this is very liable to be wiped
entirely away, judging from present indi
cftions in the political sky. The earnest
ness and genuine enthusiasm with which
democrats are working for Patrick Kelley
makes the assumption that he will reepive
a rousing majority in every ward a very
reasonable one. His friends are legion,
and all of his political belief are giving him
their hearty and unqualified support,
knowing full well that with him at the
head of our municipal government a clean,
honest and fair administration will result.
The republican city convention met at
the cour rouse to-night. Attorney Cooper
made the opening speech and proposed the
name of C. M. Webster for mayor. The
nomination was made by acclamation and
was made unanimous. If the political fates
decree that a republican must be elected,
every citizen would prefer Mr. Webster to
any other republican in Great Falls. A
progressive citizen, broad and liberal in his
views, and a thoroughly genial gentleman,
Mr. Webster commands the respect and
confidence of all who know him.
Demnocrats at Great Falls Ratify.
GnREA FALLS, April 6.-.bpecial.1]-Grea.
enthusiasm prevailed in the democratic
ratifioation meeting held at Arion hall to
night. Senator Gibson was greeted with
tremendous applause. In his speech he
spoke encouragingly of the local situation,
saying that in view of the recent split in
the republican ranks and the third party
movement he felt confident of democratic
victory. He closed by expressing the hope
that he would be able to take the stump for
Clevoland the coming campaign.
Gained One by Recounting.
BozskMAN, April 6.-[Special.]--In the re
count of election returns W. L. Perkins,
democrat, was found to be elected police
magistrate by a majority of five, over
Shoenberger, republican.
('nndidates for Mayor of Bntta.
VUrrTE, April G.-[Speoial.1-The republi
can city convention to-day nominated TLee
Mantle for mayor. John F. Cowan is the
democratic candidate.
Ike Hayes and Jack Stone Meet To-Nlghtt
at Encore Hall.
Ike Hayes, the colored heavy-weight of
Helena, and Jack Stone have quit talking
light in the newspapers and will go at each
other to-night with the smallest gloves al
lowed by law. It will be a scientific eon
test for twenty rounds. The men are not
on friendly terms with each other and some
lively work is looked for. Both are about
of the same weight, 180 pounds, and well
scienced. They will be in the ring at En
core hall, on Park avenue, promptly at nine
p. m. in order to give business men who
live in the suburbs an opportunity to see
the contest. Order will be preserved. The
doors open at 7:30.
'The I.allet in Long Skirts.
)rrRaorr, Mich., April 6.-Detroit is rather
old-fashioned in many ways, has horsi
cars and puts a fig leaf on its marble and
plaster figures in the museums of art, but
never until to-day has its etaid guardian
objected seriously to the short-skirted
oounteorfits of giddy ballet girls that adorn
the deaed walls and bill hoards, Yesterdayt
the police had a spasm of morality and lst.
night gay-colorei paper skiOrt dplage in
front of shapely limbs, all over e bursltqt'
company' shower paper. T'he tai e of
the Griswold street theater was cOm.Jl4
to do it under an old state law, w sW s

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