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V i I.Xmlo 4 * HEL NA, MONTANA, FRI0AY MORNINO, APRIL 8 1892. PRICE FIVE CONT6 G AN8 & -ItLEIN. .2.. LOUISIANA IS EIGHTY YE 4RS old to-tay, having been admitte i as a state in 1812. The land of the sugar cane and orange blossoms, suggestive of sweetness and bridal decorations, was bought from France in April, 1803. It was a most decided bar gain, the purchase giving to the United States the mouth of Lhe Mississippi. OUR - H igh-Glass Nodelties `PROVE A VERY * Superior Attraction* -- TO INTENDING - PURCHASERS. -- OUR____ _. *N-EW. Spring I Summer STOCK IS ALMOST AND IS Replete With Novelties. WE ARE AGENTS FOR THE Gelebrated Dr. Vaeger's Sanitary Wear. G ANS & - It LEI N~, lHOJY IS REPURBi! A Small State in the East in the Power of the Protected Monopolists. Barrels of Boodle Elioacious in the Cause of Republican Politics. All nranches of the' State Government Entirely Ia the Control of That Party. Pnovznana, R. I., Apri 17.-Complete re. turns from all parts of the state show a to tal vote for thestate ticket of 64,746, an In orease of about 10,000 over the largest vote ever polled before. The two parties raked every city and town almost bare of voters, and got out an unexpectedly, unprecedent. edly full vote in aotual numbers and in proportion to the possible vote. Finished returns show a great republican victory on the state tieket. Brown, republican, for governor, polled 27,464; Wardwell, demo orat, 25,3853; Gilbert, prohibition, 1,587, and Bqrton, people's, 188. 'There were seventy five scattering votes, These figures show a plurality of 2,079 for Brown and a majority of 229. Bull and Utter, republican candidates for lieutenant governor and secretary of state, were also eleoted by small majorities, but there is no election for attorney general and general treasurer. The cities of Providence, New port and Weonsooket went democratic on the state ticket. The legislative returns shew a good re publican majority in both branches already, with between fifteen and twenty vacancies yet to be filled. In the senate the republi cans have thus far elected twenty-three of the thirty-six members, and in the house thirty-three out of seventy members. This gives them on joint ballot, a majority, be sides the vacancies yet to be filled by second eleotions. Most of the failures to eleot are in Providence and Newport. In the former city only three of thirteen members of the legislature were hoesen, ant in Newport only one of six. The other failures were scattered among the smaller towns, The control of the legislature by the re publicans gives them their choiee of candi dates for attorney general and general treasurer, and secures beyend doubt the re eleotion of Nelson M. Aldrich to the United States senate. The republicans are feeling very jubilant, as they have seeured every thing to be desired, with assurance of every thing-the legislature, all the state officers and United States senater. As a whole the democrats are crestfallen, haviung nothing to hope from the second elections, as the postponed trials cannot affect the result in any important respect. The Revised Returns. PRoVIDENco, i. I., April 7.-Complete re turns of the state eleetion, give Brown, republican, 196 majority over Wardwell, demoerat. Melville Bull, republican, is elooted lieutenant-governor byna majority. George Ii. Utter has 237 majority, and is elected secretary of state. The ras no election for general treasurer, Samuel Clark, republican, lacking 147 of a majority. Robert W. Bur bank, republican, lacks 607 of a majority for attorney general. The total vote cast was 54,786. The lecislature has a republiean majority of fourteeh on joint ballot, net counting the lieutenant gov ernor, who vetes in the senate. The senate stands, twenty-three republicans, ten dem ocrats, three yet to be chosen. The house stands thirty-seven republicans, nineteen democrats, sixteen yet to be chosen. THE PRETTY CLERK. She Won a Husband Away From the Gov ernor's Daughter. MOUNT PLEAiSrN , Iowa, April 7--The up. per stratum of capital city society is some what exercised over the approaching mar riage of a distinguished young senator and one of the many handsome employes of the late legislature. The persons whom gos sip connects with this story are none other than Senator W. W, Dodge, ef Burlington, and Miss Estella Stubbs, of Mount Pleas ant, who was bill clerk of the senate. More than usual interest atteehes to this report from the fact that heretofore Sena tor Dodge has been quite gallant in his at tentions to Miss Jessie Boies, daughter of lowa's honored governor. Two years ago, when Miss Boies came from Water loo to take her position as the lirst lady in the state and to float on the top round of the social ladder in the state's capital, Benator Dodge was nearly always her attendant at the then ters, at parties and at other places where the elite of the city congregated. Fre quently Miss Boise would viit the senate where the eloquent words that fell from the lips of the brilliant young senator re ceived her most eager attention. At other times, and quite frequently, she could be seen seated by his side during the sessions of the senate. People thought that a wedding in high political life might be one of the incidents of the not very dis tant future. The incidents of two years ago, however, droppod out of the publio mind with the adjournment bf the Twenty third general assembly, and might never have been recalled except for the recent legislature and of some in cidents connected therewith. When Senator Dodge came to the cap ital at the beginning of the session he championed the candidacy of Miss Stubbs for bill clerk of the senate, and succeeded in securing her election. She is a haudsome young woman, and no doubt felt very grateful. The two became very warm friends, and it was soon noticed that the bill clerk from Mount Pleasant had appar ently taken the place in the senator's affec tions formerly held by the daughter of the governor. The two were constantly to gether at theaters and parties, so much so, in fact, that they were made the object of comment. It seen.s, however, aecerdine to the story of the goesips, that Miss Boles was not completely reconciled to this change of allegiance, and she set about to discover ways by which she could, in truly feminine fashion, administer a rebuke to the one who had become her successful rival. The opportunity came upon the occasion of the party given by Miss Boise at the Savoy hotel week before last. Senator Dodge was invited, but Miss Stubbs was not. Perhaps this omission would not have been eonsidered had invitations been lim ited to that class of people who are not compelled to work for a living, as this bill clerk has been, but there were included among the guests the feminine steoogra pher in the governor's office, as well as two or three regularly employed clerks therein, When Senator Dodge discovered this he retaliated by sending his regrets and later he manifested his displeasure by not at tending the pablio reception given by Miss Boies to the members of the general assem bly just before its adjournment, Meantime the bluebirds are beginning to return, and there is a handsome wedding trousseau being prepared a Mount Pleasant. Orange blossems will be worn, and the sound of wedding bells will break the air with their muslo before the roses bloom, and the daughter of Iowa's governor will not be In it. INTIMIDATED WITNESSJE . Abuse of Their Positieas by Mehmbis of Parliament, Loseow, April 7--In the boaus of eomn mona to-day M slrs., Boukley. Itawiins and Maelure, the last named being a member of the house for the northeast division of Lancashire, all of whom are direetors of the Canadian railway, appeared at the bar of the house to answer a summons charging them with censuring one of the railway employee who had testified before a par. liament commission inquiringa into the hours of labor imposed upon railway ser vants in such a manner ag served to intimidate them and othe.'railway emploves from testifying freely and fully upon the matter. The commission of in quiry into the matter wants a special re ports of the facts in this case and the above named were summoned to appear before the house to explain their action. They all concurred in their regret for their language censuring Hood, the employe re-, ferred to. and declared that their offense was unintentional. After a great deal of diseussion Mr. Howell declared, amid cheers and shouts of derision, that the directors ought to be sent to prison. A proposal to adjourn was defeated by a vote of 221 to 136 and the debate proceeded. Balfour moved that the motion mad. by Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, that the soeaker admonish the railway directors for their breach of privilege, be put. Balfour'e mo tion was received with loud shouts of ayes, which were responded to by a defiant, rad ical cry of noes. Dr. Tanner exclaimed, "No humbug," and was rebuked by the speaker. The uproar subsiding, Bir Michael Hicks-Beach's motion was carried by a vote of 349 to seventy. The directors were then recalled to the bar of the house, and the speaker read the resolution, adding that the house had taken a lenient view of their conduct, accepting the apology they offered, and that the priv ilege of the house was no unreal, shadowy or unsubstantial thing. BECOMING HAGGARD. Deeming Giving Way Under the Terrible Strain-Under Close Guard. MLnnouRNE, April 7.-Although the jury returned a verdictof willful murder against Deeming he has not .altered his demeanor and is jocular and insolent at times. Every day additional evidence is shown that the man is entirely devoid of conscience al though his bravery is questioned as his vio tims were women and children, During the inquest yesterday the coro ner read a note signed "Lillie." The writer said the coroner must treat Deeming with greater impartiality. If he did not get justice the writer would take the coro ner's life in open court. The letter is sup posed to have been written by a crank, or to be a hoax. In spite of his semblance of ease,, Deeming. in periods of abstraction, is visibly haggard. He has lost flesh and his features are becoming pointed. The jail wards keep a close watch upon him all the time for it is believed he will kill himself if he gets a chance. He studiously paid no attention to the evi dence except at times, when he laughed at certain statements that were made. The newspapers reporters were busily preparing verbatim reports of the proceedings and the reporter of the Associated press, who was present with the correspondents of other press associations, prepared his cable mes sages in the court room. After a time Deeming noticed the messengers of the cable qompany passing and repassing and asked, "What have people abroad got to do with a }nurder committed here." When Miss Rounzeville, his Sidney fance, went to the table to sign her testi mony. Deeming called to her, saying: "Katie, como to me." Miss Rounzevill paid not the slightest attention to him. In nearly every place that Deeming has been he has shown a really valuable collection of weapons of various types. At the inquest he produced a battleax and a knife which ilergeant Mullins said he thought might have inflicted the wounds that killed Mrs. Deeming. Deeming Courted Her. LONDON, April 7.-TheGlobe to-day says: A dressmaker living in the east end of Lon don has recognized the portrait of Deem ing as that of the man who courted her un der the name of Lawson in the autumn of 1888. The says they were walkiac together the nignt of Sept. 29 and parted from eaph other at 11 o'clock. The following morn ing the sheckingly mutilated bodies of the women, Stride and Eddowes, were found in the Whiteohapel district. Next day the dressmaker and Lawson heard about the murder and the latter inadvertently said: "Look at the time; I could not hove com mitted the murders." He immediately dis appeared and she has not seen him since. Threatening a Province. 'onowro, April 7.-The Empire, the chief government organ, in an editorial to-day on "Newfoundland's Stand," says: "A dis patch from St. Johns, N. F., conveys the important information that the legislature of the island, at the dictation of the White way ministry, by a strict party vote, has refused to sanction a modus vivendi with Canada. If Newfounulaad refuses to give British subjects the same right in British waters as those enjoyed and exercised by foreigners, then the time will soon comern when British power must enforce equality of rights." Not on Good Terms. ST. Jonts, N. F., April 7.-After a long de bate in the assembly, Marin's resolution for a renewal of the modus vivendi with Canada was defeated by a straight party vote. Several supporters of the govaen ment refused to vote at all. Mr. Bond de clared he would prohibit the sail of bait to Canadians until the Bond-Blaine conven tion had been assented to. Discovery at Sparta. ATaeNs, April 7.-The workmen employed on the excavations at Sparta by Dr. WVald stain, of the American Arolheological school have discovered the circular build ing at that place mentioned by Etimenides. Drayton Pald $1,000 to Land. PITTsetno, April 7.-J. Coleman Drayton paid $1,000 to land from the Majestio when it arrived in New York in order to get off the steamer before the other passengers were allowed ro disembark. This is what George Stevens of this city, save, and he came over on the Majestic with Drayton. When Health Ofilcer Jennings eame along aide of the steamer with the tug that night, Drayton asked to be landed at once. Ile did not want to wait until morning. Jen-. nines said he would have to pay $1.000 it he landed irregularly, and Drayton replied that $1,000 was no object to him and he disembarked at once. To Itecover Overeoargee. Cmoidoo, April 7.-Nelson Morris & Co. to-day entered snit to recover $300,000 from various railroad; companies for alleged overcharge on dressed beef, said to have been paid under protest for fourteen months after the enacting of the intelstate law. Three Were Killed. DoUirhttDn, 0., April 7.-Last Monday at Omana quarry Bud Price, white, killed Ilud Malone, colored. Deputy Sheriff l. C. Franoe, of Cincinnati, tried to arrest Price. Price and his brother-in-law, Tom Proctor, attaoked France, and he shot and killed both. THE WOOL BILL PASSED. Springer's Bill Sent to the Senate by a Vote of 194 to Ninety. A Hansae Member Roundly Hissed for Vulgar Remarks in the House, He Had Been Written Down as a Tippler by a Correrpondent of The Voice. WAsitrraToN, Abril 7.--Wilson (W. Va.) took the floor to leose debate on the free wool bill. He said it was not his purpose to review in detail the already mouh-de bated provisiens of this bill; neither was it his purpose to make a comparison of the conflicting systems of taxation that were now struggling for a mastery in the land. At the conclusion of Mr. Wilson's re marks he was warmly applauded and re ceived the' warm congratulations of his colleagues. The vote was then taken on the bill. The bill was passed, yeas 194, nays ninety. Funston (Kan.), rising to a question of privilege, sent to the clerk's desk and had read an article published in the New York Voice, which for ten minutes kept the hoses in a whirlwind of laughter and mer riment. The article, which is headed "A Few of the Congressional Tipplers," goes on to mention the names of a dozen or more senators and an equal numbes of rep, resentatives who at senate and house res taurants have been seen indulging in in toxicating liquors. His (Funston's) name was one of those mentioned, and he be lieved the article was intended to affect the primaries. [Laughter.] After many good natured remarks by the different repre sentatives, Mr. Funston in unmeasured terms and in language more forcible than polite denounced the correspondent of the Voice and called upon decent correspond ents to kick him out of town. Lewis (Miss.) suggested that the correspondent was a woman. Funston-"It makes n ifference whether she is a lady or a street walker, I am stand ing hero in my own defence." [Hisses in the gallery.] Wheeler (Ala.) made a point of order that the gentleman should not use such language on the floor of the house. Fun ston said he was informed that the corre spendent was not a woman. He had been told the name of the man who wrote the article. Fonston then took his sent amid hisses. Wheeler (Ala.) rose to a question of privilege with a resolution declaring is was due to the good name of the house of rep resentatives that the remarks made by Fanston relative to a woman should be ex punged from the record. Burrows asked the gentleman to withhold his resolution, aghe was assured by the gentleman from Kansas that anything that could be criti cised would be eliminated from the record. WhIlerl said that with that assurance he .woul..alilow the resolution to lie upin the table. SENATORS BUNCOED. Successor to the Father of the Bogus Bables. WASHINGTON, April 7.-An enterprising gentleman in Baltimore, about two years ago, succeeded in extracting various sums of money and valuable articles of silver and gold from more than a score of United States senators by a cleverly worded letter announcing that a bouncing boy had been born to his wife and named in honor of the senator. William Maxwell Evarts Duvall received the first present in the shape of a silver cup, which was followed a fortnight later by a $10 bill, the eminent New York sena tor having inadvertently responded twice to the appeal of the mystical papa Duvall. The fraud leaked out as neon as the sen ators had an opportunity to compare note., and the male parent of John Sherman Duvall, Justin Morrell Duvall, Arthur Pue Gorman Duvall, George F. Edmunds Du vail and many other Duvalls, soon found himself in the clutches of the law. His successor has appeared, however, and a second bunco game has been put in oRer ation against the unsuspecting senators. There is nobody in the case this time. The fraud wee revealed by Penator Palmer. While at lunch with several colleagues he announced that he had recieved a most ex traordinary letter this morning. "I think," he added, "if I were not a poor man, I would have done what this young man wanted, although I don't see why he should have w'itten to me. I just want to read it to you." 'lhe senatorg4ot his glasses out and with a tremor in his voice which betrayed his deep sympathy read the following: "No. 216 North Twelfth street. Philadel phia, March 25, 1892.-Dear Senator: I would take it as a great favor if you would let me have the use. of $200 for three months. You are an old friend of my father. Will you kindly help me along in this push. Hoping to hear from you soon. Please send United States notes. Yours, very respectfully, JAMEg G. BAINE, JR." "Now, I think." Senator Palmer went on to say. "it is too bad that the young man-" "Here's another letter, senator, if you want it." said Senator Frye, "I will give you mine, too," said Senator Proctor, and every senator present said that if Senator Palmer was really anxious he might have their letters also. Senator Palmer took his part in the joke, and the tremor in his voice quickly disap peared when he found out that he had not been the only victim. '1 hen he told a story. Some time ago, he said, he had been in duced to introduce an old bill in a new form, and a smile spread over the faces of the senators. He esad that he was like the new doctor who just come to town, all the chronics came to him. GOLD MORTtOAGO E. Drawn by the Agents of a Silver Senator Froml Nevada. WAsINrGToN, April 7.-In the senate Stewart made a personal explanation on the subject of an article in yesterday's New York Evening Post, containing a list of mortgages made to him in Alameda, Cal., wherein there,,was an obligation that pay ment should be in gold coin. These mort gages, he said, resulted from sales of prop arty at nauction through a firm of brokers in San Francisco. The mortgages, he pre sumed, were drawn up in the usual blanks which contained an obligation to pay in gold, He had never seen them, but had no doubt that that was the oncase, It arose from what was known as "the Pacific contract law," passed in 1186, which was still in force there, and under which the gold standard had been mainttained daring the war. Mr. Hale hoped that the senator would see to it that no such thing shoutld take place in the future. Mr. Stewart promised to do so, and added that he would be glad to be paid In any kind of mtney. He had always been opposed to the Paciflo contract law, which he thought had oper ated to the great detriment of the Pacioo coast. He repeated that the brokers had drawn upi the mortgages in the usual way, r and he was not responsible for that. SOLD INIFORMATION. Concerning Matters In the Pension Omlee A Sensation. WAsimxorow, April 7.-A sensation was sprang unexpectedly in the Iaum investi. gation this morning when Mr. Jaloe asked if the secretaries of the congressmen ever sold information of the status of claims to pension attorneys. Mr. Rlenm had a big bundle of papers and was prepared for just this sort of a question, for he pro duced them and read letters in which the charge was made that Samuel It. Iersoy had, through Itagan & Company, of Ken ton, 0., and H. C. Poet, of Columbs., Ind., carried on quite a business of this sort with charges of $1) to each claimant for status,. It was then shown that Hersey had called up the cases on congressional slips signed by Cooper4Ind.), one of the prose outors in the case. Hersey also worked for Brookshire (Ind.) and Mr. Gantz (Ohio), but it was not shown that Hoteey's connec tion with them had been the same as in the Cooper case. Sliver Transeactions. WAsrmNoTow, April 7.-After routine morning business in the senate a resolution was offered by Teller and agreed to, call ing on the secretary of the treasury for a statement as to the amount of silver offered to the government each month since the passage of the bill, July 14, 1800, by whom, and at what prices; the amount of silver bullion purchased each month of that time, from whom and at what prices, and the number of days given sellers in which to deliver the silver. Ship Canal to the Sea. WAsniNOToN, April 7.-The house com mittee on railways and canals to-day or dered a favorable report on the bill author izing the secretary of war to cause a survey to be made and an estimate furnished on the cost of the construction of a ship canal from the great lakes to the navigable waters of the Hudson river, of sufficient capacity to transport the tonnage of the lakes to the sea. The bill appropriates $10.000 to de fray expenses of the survey ana estimates. Goes 8alping. ASiFGTow, April 7.-President Harri left Washington to-night via the Penn sylvania railroad for New .Church, Va., on Chesapeake bay, to enjoy a brief respite from official cares and to do some snipe shooting. He expects to return to the city by Saturday evening. The president was aceompanied by Lieut. Parker and Mr. Geo. W. Boyd, of Philadelphia, the assist ant general passenger agent of the Penn sylvania. WVant uhinamen Naturalzed. WAsmIroTox, April 7.-In the senate to day a memorial, signed by many citizens of Massachusetts. was presented by Dawes praying for the naturalization of such Chi namen as came to the United States prior to the first exclusion act. Public Buildlongs. WAsHOGTox, April 7.-The house com mittee on public buildings has acted favor ably on the following public building bills: Spokane Falls, Wash., $150,000; Cheyenne. Wyo., $100,000. Sued for $200, 000. COrrcAoo, April 7. - Notice was to-day served on the banking firm of Meadowcraft Bros., informing them that P. E. Stanley, the well known broker, had sued them for $200,000, the difficulty growing out of a stock transaction. The bank, holding street railway stock to the amount of $300,000 as collateral for a loan, called for a margin when the stock broke several points, and Stanley failing to re spond, it was sold, Mr. Stanley claim ing to have lost over $200,000 by the transaction. Hence the suit. "We made a loan 'o Stanley, taking his stock as collat eral," said the bank cashier. "About two weeks igo there was a slump of six or eight points and we called on Stanley for mar gins. He paid no attention to the notice and we sold his stock." Owing to the prominence of all parties concerned and the large amount of, money involved the suit has attracted a great deal of attention in business circles, and brokers await the outcome with interest, as it may throw a new light on the powers of bankers in simi lar cases. Reorganized Latter Day Saints. INDEPENDENCE, Mo., April 7.-The morn ing session of the reorganized church of Latter Day Saints was given up to religious services, conducted by Elders Hillard, of Illinois, and Blakeslee, of Michigan. The former in his sermon denounced the gen eral disobedience of the revelation of 1887, which for bids the use of tobacco by Latter Day Saints, and urged its obedience. The afternoon session was devoted to business. The quorum of the seventy, the high priests and teachers, all made reports of their work during the year, which were without exception of a very flattering nature. A committee was aloninted to attend the world's fair at Chicago for the purpose of advertising to the world the principles and plans of the churoh. Eloped VWith the Hired Girl. TeeNTot, N. J., April 7.-Balthazar Wal ters, a prosperous German, 45 years of age, has eloped with Louisa Katzsnwakel, a young women of 24, who had been shel taredin the \Valters household. The women has only been in this country a few months, She came well ecommended from Ger many and was befriended by Mrs. Waiters. An intimacy sprang up between the girl and the husband a few weeks after her ar rival. Walters left home this week, saying he was going on a business trip. The gilrl disappeared the same day, and nothing has been heard from either. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. D1r. Win. Girard, of Lawrenceville, Ill., died at Hot Springs, Ark. Tie Ives-Slosson billiard match will be played at Chicago May 2. Rev. L. H. Jameson, the Christian min ister, died at Indianapolis. C. W. Williams has decided to trot Aller ton at places offering tempting purses. Michael Rooney fell from the state cap. itol at Denver Thursday, and was killed. The Allouez copper mine at Red Jacket, Miob., is to be saut down, It was never profitable. George and Frank ]astman, aged 10 and 12, ate wild parsuips near Sioux Falls, Ia., with fatal effect. Mary McElrath has been awarded forty acres of land in the heart of Birmingham, Ala., worth $216,000. Mrs. Charles, Shirley, of Ashland, Wis., has fallen heir to a quarter interest in a fortune of $1500U,000 in New York City. The democratic county convention of Lancaster, Pa., elected nine dolegatea to the state convention, instructed for Grover Cleveland. The Phelam Hod Hoisting company, of New York, has adjusted its dimfulty with the working men, and 4,000 mechanics have retuaned to work. High water swept away a span of the new $75,000 bridge being built across the Dee Moines river, at Ottnumwa, I, Seven work. men wont down with .the timber and were with diffliulty rescued. PITCHED BATTLE IN TETON Rumors of an Engagement Between Rustlers and Cattlemen Pur. suing Them. Is Said to Have Taken Place Nlot Far From Blackfoot, Idaho. The Pursuers Beaten Off With a Lees of Eight Hen-Several Rustlers Re ported Killed. DILLON, April 7.-S1peoial.]-Sherit Rose came in from Lima to-day. While in Lima he heard a story of meagre rumors of a battle between horse thieves and cattle men that occurred in the Teton cosntry several days ago. The news was broaht to Lima by a Monida ranchman, who had in terviewed one of the participants. The story is to the effect that a number of ranohmen from southern Montana, north ern Wyoming and northern Idaho, exasper ated by the depredations of an organized gang of thieves of the Teton section, as sembled by agreement at a point somewhere west of Blackfoot and began search for the robbers, and found a large body intrenched in winter quarters. They attacked them and were repulsed, losing eight killed and a number wounded. The robbers also lost heavily. It is known that the ranchbmen had been contemplating this action, and this fact gives some color of truth to the rumor.' The place where the fght is said to have occurred is isolated, and news of a ight would not reach the outside for sevr eral days. WAR ON RUSTLERS. Three of Them Thought to Have Been Disposed OL BILLINGs, April 7.--[pecial.]--The body of a man, as yet unidentifed, was found this evening in a secluded place on Alkali creek, about ten miles from here. He had been shot in the head and had been dead, it is conjectured, about ten days. Two dead horses, also shot, with bridles on, were lying near. There have been two other mysterious appearances. They are sup. posed to be Wyoming rustlers on route to Canada. Coroner Chapple will hold an in quest to-morrow. First Montana Silver Club. DILLON, April 7.-[Special.]-The follow. ing call, signed by Dillon's beat citizens, was issued by Major foindexter to-day: "In response to a call issued by the Colo rado state silver league we, the undersigned citizens of Dillon, request all voters in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver, irrespective of party affhlatione, to meet in Stile's hall on Friday evening, April 8, at eight o'clrck sharp, for the pur pose of organizing a silver club on the prfncipls emihbddled n t the addtess of the Colorado State Silver league." It is believed that ii the matter of organ. izing silver leagues Dillon has taken the initiative in Montana. A PREACHER'S DEFENSE. Tihe Church Will Inquire Into the Truth of His Story. BALTrMORE, Md., April 7.-Rev. Thomas A. Della, a Methodist minister and evan gelist, formerly of Baltimore but now sta tioned at Alexandria, has come out in a statement in reply to a charge made against him of betraying Miss Julia C. Henderson while he was holding a revival service at Kingston, on the eastern shore of Mary land. Miss Henderson is now at the Home for Fallen Women here, where the preacher took her. She states that he betrayed her under a promise of marriage. All this the clergyman denies, but declares after serv ice at Kingston he went with Miss Hender son and her brother-in-law, Joshua Gray, where he was to stop. Having arrived there he walked toward the house with Miss Henderson, while Mr. Gray put the horse away. While walk ing with the lady the latter turned around and suddenly in a most fascinating way said: "Do let my darling give me a sweet kiss." . He, seeing no impropriety in it, yielded to her request. That night, the preacher's statement continues, "after I had disrobed myself and retired, Druicilla, the fascinat ing lady, o, ened my bedroom door and came in unto me, and addressed me in the most affectionate language, which entirely controlled my nature as a man." Mr. D)ella.then appeals to his readers to know what they could or would have done had they been in his stead. His Alexan dria church will inquire into this question. Seeking a Tenth Wife. PFxreKILL, N. Y., April 7.-Having al ready laid nine wives in the grave, Barton Turner, a widower of 81 years, is looking for wife No. 10. Ountide of the land of the Mormons he is supposed to beat all pre vious American records for marrying. He waited until he was twenty-sai before wed ding his first wife. She died inthree months, but No. 2 lived for twenty-nine yeare. Since then he has been a groom and a chief mouarner at funerals in rapid sue cession. After exhausting the marriage able material of this town twenty years ago, he went to Poughkeepsie, got four in that neighborhood and now comes back here and is eagerly looking for a tenth wife from among the granddaughters of his tiret wife's neighbors. The Principalt Escapeod. Nw Yoan, April 7.-Win. U. Carpenter, charged with stealing $82,100 in cash and $19,070 in bonds from Dix & Phyfe, bank ers, by whom he had been employed for ten years, was formally arraigned in the Jefferson Market poliol court to-day and heldin $10,000 bail. Carpenter informed the police where the property was hidden and it was recovered. No mention was n ade in court of Oscar Creamer, the tem vorary bookkeepel, who devised and was principal in the scheme of robbing the firi, The latter is believed to be on his way to Europe. A Fortune Ia WVooden Wihetstouee. WEr.aT Cioirznt, Pa., April 17.-Fortune seems just about to smile upon an East Bradford colored man, who does not yet catsre to be known, who thinks he has dis covered a process of making the world's best whetstones out of hickory timber. While he will not disclose the procedls in detail, it I, in the rough, to out up theo hickory in suitable sizes and let it soak and acquire fine rrt for seven years. Then, he claims, he can make it put theaflasl possible edge on a razor or the coarsest one desirable on a scythe. Capt. Chris Bath, who hanged hrae le-: raft and other Lincoln conspiraotg, h)a s gone insane.