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for the base ball championship
pennant begins. Hitherto the
National League has been repre
sented by eight clubs; this year
it has twelve.
Controversies and conflicting
interests have threatened to seri
ously impair the popularity of
the game,'but the complications
have been straightened out and
this season opens under most
oromising auspices.
We have the most interest
ing and attractive line of Boys'
and Children's Wear in stock
at the present time. Our
Gollegz Mortars
Turkish Fez Gaps
Are very piquant. Our
Boys' Derbys
Are very desirable. Our Boys'
Fedoras are just the thing for
dressy youths. Besides,a very
extensive line of all styles of
garments for Boys and Chil
dren at popular prices.
Charged With Betraying the Secrets
of Executive Sessions of
the Senate.
Star Ohamber Proopedinas Must
Be Defended If all Clerks
Are Excluded.
Scheme for Getting 14 of Chinese Who
Congregate ln Montreal - Other
Washington News.
WAsenRGTos, April 11,-After a stormy
debate in executive session the senate to
day yielded to the pressure of the commit
tee on foreign relations and vacated the
office of the executive clerk, illed for ten
years by James B. Young, When the doors
closed an effort was made toihave the con
duct of Young investigated. This was de
feated after a spirited contest. Cameron
presented a letter from him, signifying his
willingness to surrender the offie, but
requesting a thorough investigation, stat
ing if he betrayed executive secrets as
alleged he was liable to punishment under
the law, and was perfectly willing to abide
by the result. The motion for investiga
tion was defeated by a small majority.
Senators who betrayed reluctance to
convict the clerk without an investi
gation were told by the committee on
foreign relations that they had absolutely
satisfied themselves of the justice of the
proposition. They stated that if the senate
decided to maintain the secreeey of execu
tive sessions the number of employee in
whom confidence is reposed must be de
creased, and that secrecy had been main
tained since the employes were exeluded.
Finally, the committee made the matter a
personal issue, and intimated that they
would not participate in executive business
if the clerk were not dismissed. Despite
the efforts of Manderson and other advo
cates of a fair investigation, the junior
senators, fearful of incurring the ill will of
the powerful committee on foreign rela
tions, voted reluctantly for vacating the
office, which carried by ten majority.
Remedy for the Novel Scheme Reported
From Molntreal.
WASINGeTON, April 11.-At the treasury
department: nothing had been heard from
the custome' officers on the Canadian border
about the new way of getting rid of Chinese
discovered in Montreal. It was at once
suggested that, if the iqstapeesas related
had occurred at any of the frontierposts,
the depaitment would hear of it very soon
theaeaft r, as the fraud perpetrated' would
be app ant. at ones to even. th, most
timid estoms officer. W. PF HpPburn,
solicitor of the treasury, said that he had
heard of some such trickas this proposed to
be tried, but he was inelined to doubt the
accuracy of the report from Montreal that
Chinese who had been in Canada a week or
less were naturalized and then shot over
the United States line as British subjects.
"You see," said he, "that even the dullest
customs officer would notice, if he looked
at the papers at all, that the Chinamen who
took the cars on Thursday night had only
been naturalized that morning. He would
detain the man because, if the man claims
to be a citizen of a foreign country, we are
entitled to ascertain whether he is or not,
and to act upon eour knowledge. While it
is still in dispute whether we can exclude
the Chinese under treaty conditions, there
is no doubt that we have an exclusion not
and that one of the things that we are try
ing to do under that act is to prevent CAi
nese from coming in from British territory.
If Chinamen with British papers'a day or
half a day old are found on trains coming
into this country, the oustomes officers would
undpubtedly be jaitified in retaining them
until advised by the department what to do
with the Chinese.
"It is incredible that the Canadian courts
would fall in with any such plan and it
could hardly be carried out without the
help of the oeurts. If three or four China
men came along together with such papers,
the fact would be regarded as sufficiently
suggestive to lead the department to oom
municate warnings to the line of customs
officers on the border. It is not at all prob
able that the Canadian authorities would
make a fuse about the exclusion of such cit
izens. They do not make citizens like those
for consumption; they are for export only."
Information as to the Makilng of Reci
procity Agreements.
W.,m.ryNGTON, April 11.-Senator Morgan
offered a resolution requesting the presi
dent to communicate to the senate the
items of taxation upon imports from the
United States imposed by the laws of Hayti
are reprocally unjust to the United States;
also the correspondence upon the subject;
also requesting the president to send to the
senate any agreement made by him with
the imperial government of Germany and
the correspondence relating to the subject
of such agreement in which it is proposed
that sugar or any other German production
of export shall be admitted into the United
States free of duty, and that he inform the
senate what- articles of American produc
tion he has proposed or' demanded that
Germany shall receive free of duty, or upon
a schedule of reduced duty, as reciprocally
equivalent for permitting the import into
the United States of German sngar, hides,
tea or coffee; and whether such proposals
or demands made by the president have
been accepted by the imperial government
ot Germany. The resolution, at the eng
gestion of Hale, went over till to-morrow.
-Two resolutions by MoMillan in regard
to the rejection of bids for the construction
of warships at lake ports, and in regard to
the agreement between the United States
and Great Britain, covering the question of
the naval force to be maintained on the
great lekei, were agreed to.
Palmer introduced a bill to remove the
limitations to the arrears of peusions.
Stewart offered a resdlution calling on
the secretary of the treasury for informa
tion connected with the purehase and. coin
age of silver, and gave notice that he
would speak briefly to-morrow on the
monthly statement uo the aeoretary of the
treasury on funances. After remarks by
Gallinger on his bill for a commission to
select a site for a sanitarium for pulmonary
patients, that bill was referred to the com
mittee on epidemic diseases.
ltefuse to Answer Proper JQuestions l'ut
by a C(omiaittee.
WaslstoaroN, April 11.--In the pension
investigation Geo. W. Wayson, formerly
assistant chief of the speoial examining
division of the pension bureau, declined to
say whether or not he had borrowed money
or secured endorsements fromt his subordi
nates. He admitted that he took the depo
sition of an examiner named Williamson,
showing that the latter had borrowed
money on a pension certidcate, contrarsto
law. He dented that he kept this depesio
llon in his desk six months to prevent pros.
ecatien. The witness still refusing ai
answer questions, the committee decided 1t
report to the housesa resolution requestain~
the commissioner of pensions to discharge
him. The same action will be taken iil
regard to Harvey O. Ellis, who declined
to answer questions. The testimony of
several witnesses showed that the praotice
of borrowing money in the pension ofiue'
was pretty general.
Blair Aske an Iavestigatlon,
/ WAsmwcroN, April 11.-In the senate to.
day Chandler presented a memorial from
ex-Senator Blair, asking an investigation
as to the reason of the refusal of China to
roceive him as minister. Blair says the
Chinese minister several times expressed
regret at his rejection and a strong desire
that the government request him to secure
from his government an interchange of
friendly explanations which would set the
matter right. Blair thinks an investiga
tion will disclose a detestable conspiracy;
that the rejection was secured through
false representations from the Chinese Ie
gation during the absence of the minister,
and by other false and dishonorable means.
He says he is in possession of facts mroving
the difficulty to be the rivalry of business
interests, the nature of which should be
ascertained by the governments whose
friendly relations have been impaired if
not endangered.
Urged by Mr. Dixon.
WAsmNoror, April 11.-To-day Repre
sentative Dixon, of Montana, appeared be.
fore the house committee on public lands
and urged the passage of a bill providing
for a survey of lands granted the Northern
Pacific railroad in 1864, to ascertain their
character, whether mineral ornon-mineral.
This, he urged, should be done so as to re
move any doubt in the minds of persons
who contemplate settling along the line of
the road, the original grant to the road
stipulating that lands included therein
should be non-mineral.
A Jobbing Bureau.
WasHnNoToN, April 11.-Senator Sherman
to-day presented the resolution recently
adopted by the New York chamber of com
merce, reciting the importance of the
bureau of American republics as an agenoy
in promoting commercial relations between
the United States and other American na
tions, and urging liberal appropriations to
extend its usefulness.
Capital Notes.
Mrs. Harrison.is suffering from an attack
of bronchitis.
The treasury department. Monday, pur
chased 290,000 ounces of silver at .8725 to
The supreme court will adjourn for the
term May 10, and close the docket for argu
ment cases the last Friday in April.
Attorney General Miller left Washington
Monday evening for the purpose of in
specting the judicial districts of Louisiana
and Texas.
Secretary Blaine denies the story printed
by the New York Sun to the effect that he
has engaged Wm. Muldoon, the wrestler,
for instructions in physical culture.
After a brief absence from the city, As
sistant Secretary of the Treasury Nettleton
resumed his official duties Monday. He
said the report that he would resign soon is
without foindation.
The house committee on Indian affairs
has agreed to report favorably Townsend's
bill to ratify the agreement with the south
ern Ute Indians, in Colorado, to certain
lands in southeastern Utah.
The president issued a proclamation
opening to settlement April 15, 1892, at 12
o'clock noon, the surplus lands of the Sis
ltion and Wahpeton reservations in the
Dakotas, aggregating 574.257 acres.
Juan E. Makenna and Julie B. Epison
esa, of Chili, had an interview with Sec
retary Blaine Monday afternoon. They
were presented by the secretary of the
Chilian legation under the former regime.
The attorney general sent to the senate a
list of unappealed awards against the
United States for flowage damages caused
by improvements of the Fox and Wiscon
sin rivers. The awards aggregate $108,922.
A Valley Laid Waste by an Unprece
dented Rise.
CoLuanus, Miss., Aprill 11.-Floods in
this section have reached a point never
before known and the destruction of life
and loss of property will be great. All
farms in the Tombigbee river valley are
abandoned, fencing gone, houses washed
away, cattle and mules by hundred
drowned. Many houses have passed
down the river. Every available craft is
in use day and night carrying out
food and bringing in destitute people. The
negroes on the lowlands have lost every
thing they possessed. Twelve negroes were
drowned within three miles of this city.
At points below the loss of life ias large.
Railroads have abandoned all western
trains and there are many washouts. The
waters were receding, but are again rising.
Three negro boys were drowned above
town. Another rescuing party was upset
and spent twenty-three hours in the trees.
Additional Rise Expected.
MonBLE, Ala., April 11.-The Tombigbee
river has not since 1847 had so sudden and
great floods as at rresent. Farmers on the
river were wholly unprotected, and from
Columbus, Misse., to Fulton, the loss of
hogs, cattle, mules and cotton seed is un
precedented. Much farming material was
swept .away and people are rendered desti
tute. A great deal of corn and cotton is
under water. Mules, horses and cattle are
seen daily floating down the river. Addi
tional rise is expected.
Vill Beo INo Dlsappolitmntent.
CHATTAooooA, Tenn., April 11.-Jameos I.
Bible to-day received a letter from Grover
Cleveland in which he says he is exceeding
ly anxious to have the party do exactly the
right thing at the Chicago convention, and
hopes the delegates will be anuided by judg
ment and actunted by true democratic
spirit, and a single desire to suceed on pi in
ciple. "1 should not he frank," writes Mr.
Cleveland, "did not say I otten ofear I do
not deserve the kind tbings suah friends as
you say of me, and I have frequent misgiv
ings of the wisdom of again putting muo in
nomination. I, therefore, am unxious thai
sentiment and unmeasured versonal devo
tion should be checked whten delegates to
the convention reach the period of delib
eration. In any event there will be no dis
appointment to me in the result."
hre YWas Armrted.
ST. Irorie, April 11.-Howard Esholes, a
malatto, was found dead in a room oaonu
pled by Jennie Harris, colored, who is hie.
lieved to be fatally wounded. The couple
lived together. lIe tirreatened to kill the
woman nad commit suicide. It is believed
that when he attempted to carry out tie
threat he found the girl armed and a real
duel ensued, as the revolver by hig(Esholes' )
side hadl been discharged three·1tnes, and
that by the woman's aide twice, and the
wounds ont earch correspond with tihe empty
shells. Thie woman will die,
tliggest A rile Ever Raitsed.
OCnaoo, April 11.-The largest arch over
constructed for arty building, that of the
manufacturers' building at the World's fair
grounds, was completed this evening. The
imnenese steel span has a helght of 212 feet
and a width at the base of 875,
Unexpected Effect of This Element
When Applied to a Muni
olpal Election,
Lee Mantle Eleoted Mayor of Butte
by an Immense
Great Fails Somewhat Out of Political
Plumb-B-ut Mlissolla, Anaconda and
Livingston All R(ight.
13uTtE, April 11.-[Special.]-Bntle city
to-day elected Lee Mantle, republican,
mayor by 830 majority, and the republioans
elected seven out of nine aldermen. Party
lipes were almeost completely obliterated
and the contest was over a water proposi
tion rather than over polities." The cam
paign was one of the hottest and most acri
monious in the history of Butte. John F,
Cowan was nominated by the regular dem
ocratic convention. He was a member of
the council which granted a water fran
chise to a company in which W. A, Clark
was heavily interested and rejected one
made by another company in which Mar
cus Daly and the Anaconda company were
interested. Mr. Cowan's candidacy was
violently antagonized by the Anaconda
Standard and all the officials of the big
corporation, who threw their influence to
Mr. Mantle, the republican nominee, With
this disastrous split in the democratic
party, and the republicans being practic
ally united onMr. Mantle, his election was
almost assured from the day of his nomina
Four of the Six Aldermen--A Few Re
publicans Slip In.
LIVrNGSTON, April 11.- [Special.]--The
city election held here to-day resulted in
the republicans electing their candidates
for mayor and city attorney by small ma
jorities. The democrats elected the city
marshal and two out of three aldermeh.
The successful candidates and their ma
jorities are: For mayor, E. H. Talcott,
sixty; clerk and attorney, W. H. Poorman,
forty-two; city marshal, J. W. Johnson,
twenty-two. The new council will be com
posed of four democrats and two republi
cans, with a republican mayor. The city
l.st 'spring was carried by the republicans
by large majorities, the head of the ticket
being elected by 180 majority. The demo
orats are highly slated over the result and
are fairly going wild to-night. They have
a brass band out and are parading the
streets in large numbers. The result is a
great surprise, especially to the republicans,
whorqpected tr eledt their entire ticket byj
the unual large majorities.
Hon. F. G. Higgins Elected Mayor-One
Republican Alderman.
MIsSoULA, April 11.-[Special.]-The elec
tion passed off more quietly than was ex
pected. There were a few arrests for ille
gal voeting, but there was very little dis
turbance. The vote was the largest ever
cast in the city and was overwhelmingly
democratic. The republicans elected only
the aldermen in the Third ward. The in
dependent ticket had no strength and the
republican but very little. Most of the
democrats were elected by majorities over
the combined votes for both their inde
pendent and republican opponents. F. G.
Higgins, democratic nominee for mayor,
received a majority of 442. The other can
didates elected are city treasurer, Dennis
F. Carran; police magistrate, John M.
Evans; city attorney, Kenneth M. Nicoles;
aldermen, Agnew Moore, Rtobt. Rogers,
Thomas McCaffery, democratic, and Tyler
Worden, republican.
Consequently the Republicans Elect a
Mayor at Great Falls.
GREAT FALLs, April 11.-[Special.]-The
republican party swept the city in to-day's
election by 382 majority, electin CObas. M.
Webster mayor, and two out of four alder
men. The democrats elected their candi
dates for aldermen in the First and Fourth
wards. The withdrawal of Patrick Kelly
left the democrats without a head for their
ticket, and aside from their fight for alder
men no organized effort could be made.
The result was that they split over the can
didacy of Webster and Daniel McKay for
mayor, and to their votes is undoubtedly
due Webster's large majority. The alder
men elected were: First ward, 8. R. Jen
sen, democrat; Second, W. M. Clelland,
republican; Third, W. D. Randall, repub
lican; Fourth, J. W. Cornelius, democrat.
The reoublicans are celebrating the victo!y
in grand style to-night.
The Finthead Town Now Hlies a Mayor and
I(ALTs.lrEL, April 11.--ISpecial.--The en
tire citizen's ticket was elected with one
exception. The total vote was 371, as fol
lows: For mayor, B. . H.athober 280, Jack
Wilson eighty-one, Grant Sawyer eighty
two; for alderman, M. BIrandrerberg 208, J.
L. Cox 262, I. It. Cannon 226, J. HI. Eld
wards L200, J. A. Ford 224, Paul
iHa nley 221,0. D. Cummings 18.5, J. A.
A. Ghent 101, Frank lnttoln 104,
Charles Hack 100, A. Burke eighty-seven,
11. A. Swamberg, seventy. After Wilson
had been nomninated on the people's ticket
tile leaders of that party sought to retire
him and run Sawyer. but Wilson refused to
withdraw, and as a consequence there were
two oandidates on that ticket. 'lThe elec
tion was spirited, and nearly every vote
was challenged.
Democrats Sweep Anacolnda.
ANArONnA, April 11. -- [tpecial.1 - The
democrats swept the deck to-day, electing
ianiel Dwyer mayor by 556 majority over
DI). T'ietjen, who ran on a ticket colled the
"Labor-Cisizene," being a combinatlon of
republicans, disaffected democrats and
some labor men. The democrats elected
their candidates for aldermen in every
ward. 'T'he vote polled was the heaviest
in the history of the city. Everything was
quiet and orderly.
A miner named Klielly was killed pnd eev
eral others wounded in a low between
Iribshmen and Italians at Hlancook, Mioh.,
at the Fraaklin min.s.
The Cause Eusallade That Did no Bert
oues Tarm.
MlsaovUA, Apritfl,.-t[peolai]--A sensa
tional shooting affair occurred at Thomp
son Falls Saturday evening, in which Mark
L. Dimmick and W. R. Potter were both
slightly wounded. It appears that Mr.
Potter, returning to his house about six
o'clock, found Mr. Dlmmick in an unmis
takably compromnisiug position with his
wife. Hostilities immediately commenced,
Potter held his pistol in Dimmtick's face
and pulled tie trigger several times but it
failed to shoot. Dimmick at the same tirame
was plugging away at Potter, four of the
balls from his pistol lodging in a large
leather pocketbook which Potter had in his
left coat pocket and one taking effect in his
loft arm. Potter then retired to find a gun
that would be more reliable. As he went
out he tried it again. This time the pistol
went off and Dimmick was hit in the right
hand. Hostilities were not resumed and
Potter came to Missoula where his arm was
dressed, the bone having been splintered
slightly. The parties are all well known.
Dimmick was at one time station agent at
Thompson Falls and Potter ran a saw mill
at Hell Gate for some time and is now run
ning a hotel. Mrs. Potter is an attractive
little blonde. She says it was a case of at
tempted rape.
Cause the Death of a uspected Rustler
Not Far Fronm Bllings.
BrILLNOS, Abril 11.-LSpecial.]-To-day
Coroner Chapple was notified that the body
of another man had been found near
where "Kid" Fadden met his death. An
inquest was held and deceased identified as
Charles Green, of Custer, S. D. He was
known here as Al. Parker. Eight or nine
bullets had pierced the body, evidently
while'the man was endeavoring to escape
on foot. He was the man who left here
with Fadden March 6, and evidently both
had been killed about that date. The ver
dict was that deceased came to his death
by gunshot wounds at the hands of parties
unknown to the jury.
Slugged With a Beer Bottle.
GnEAT FALLS, April 11.-[Spe0ial.]-Dnr
ing an altercation over a game of dice in
Tracey's saloon Saturday night Joe Steiner,
the bartender, was struck over, the head
with a beer bottle and perhaps fatally In
jured, a contusion of the brain resulting
from the blow.' His life is despaired of.
Steiner was formerly head waiter in the
Grand Central hotel in Helena.
Burglars at KallspelL
KALISPELL, April 11.-'[Special.]-Burg
lars got in their work here last night. J.J.
Stoner's hardware store, in which is located
the American express company's office, was
entered, the thieves seenuring about $50
worth of goods. Phil Jacobs' jewelry store
was also broken open and a lot of silver
Favorable Showing Made by Mr. Gosehen's
LonDoN, April 11.-In presenting the
budget to the house of commons to-day
Goschen, chancellor of the exchequer, said
good fortune again permitted him to sub
mit a budget showing a surplus of £1,067,
000. In the last budget the estimate of ex
penditures was too large and they had a
surplus therefrom of £336,000. Customs
produced £19,736.000. Tobacco, not
alcohol, caused the increase. The
revenue tax from tea yielded
£34,000 over the estimate. Tobacco pro
duced, £9,953,000. 'All this, Gosehen de
clared, proved that wages had not fallen
and there was widely difused prosperity
among workingmen. Excise revenue
showed £543,000 over the estimates. In
creased consumption of home spirits was
greater in England than in Ireland or
Scotland. More spirits are consumed than
beer. He estimated the revenue for the
fiscal year at £90.477.000 and the expendi
tures at £90,273,000, leaving a small margin
which will not permit of the remission of
taxation, with the exception of a minor
reduction in patent fees and on sparkling
A Fight Thought to Have Taken Place
in Wyoming.
CHrEYnNNe, Wyo., April 11.-No details of
the fight between cattlemen and rustlers,
which is thought to have occurred in John
son county, have been received. The wire
to Casper is all right, but is in the hands of
either the cattlemen or rustlers, who will
allow nothing to pass that they don't ap
prove. Startling news was expected this
Fight on Powder River.
DorroLAs, Wyo., April 11.-A telegram
from the sheriff of Johnson county states
that a fight occurred between stockmen and
rustlers on Powder river and directs the
arrest of fugitives, two of whomn are located
near Feltermnan, but their trail was lost
several miles north of Douglas.
Thrown Into the iay.
B]ostoN, April 11.-Last eveninrg Instruo
tor A. F. Nolrburg, of the Boston farm
school, St. Thiompson's island, left the
city with ten boys connected with the
school in a aiilhoat to go to the island.
Midway the boat was upset by a squall, land
all were thlrown into tile icy water. All man
aged to cling to thie vessel, but no relief
came, and one by uone they chilled through
and slipped from their insecule suplport
and drowned untill the mnstrnutor and eight
boys were gone. At the end of four hours
the boat drifted ashore with two survivors.
The namesou of the drowlned boys are Frank
1'. Hitchoook, Homer F. Thatcher, Geoo. F.
Ellis, 'tPhomnas Phillips, William W. Cur
ran, Char. It. GravUe, Harry F. Iroud and
Albort B. Packard.
Eight-htour demonstrationse will be held
at New York April 30 and May 1.
It is estimrted that 20,000 mon will par
ticipate in the labor day demonstration at
The Lehighi Iron company, of Allentown,
Par., assigned. E.forts are being made to
Work on the demooratic national con
verntton wigwar, it Clionago, was begun
Mouday. It is to be completed bLfore
June i5.
leading oil producers of Pennsylvania
are preuparing for a general suspension of
drilling operations for six months, to bring
about an advance in prices.
Theree more casers of smallpox were dis.
covered in New York Sanday, making
eleven since Saturday. The cases were
mosutly in thie down town tenement distriot.
John 1K. Porter, senior counsel for the
people in the trial of Garfietld's assassin,
Gaitean, and for the defense in the
Beecher trial, died Monday morning, at
Waterford, N. Y.
Opening Day of the Spring Meeting
of the Memphis Jockey
The Event of the Day Capturedi
by Tom Elliott Without
Mile and (oe--Elghth, 2 03t--Aix Startevr
in the I.ace-Well Bunched All
the Time.
MrEMPa s, Anril 11.-Three thousand peo
ple braved the cold damp atmosphere and
sat through five events of the opening day
of the spring meetina of the new MemphIs
jockey club. Considering the condition of
the track the sport was good. The event of
the day, the Tennessee derby, was won by
J. M. Brown's bay colt Tom Elliott, by
Luke Blackburn, in 2:03rid; distance one and
one-eighth miles. The starters were: Jim
Murphy, 122 (R. Williams); Tom Elliott,
115 (Britton); Lew Weir, 122 (Delong);
Little Billy, 118 (Hoggett); Phil Dwyer,
122 (Overton). It was seen that Corrigan's
entry was overtrained. Little Billy and
Tom Elliott apparently were in the pink of
condition. Jim Murphy came out last and
showed up well. As the horn sounded the
odds weae: Jim Murphy, eight to one; Tom
Elliott and Little Billy, Brown's entry,
three to two; Phil Dwyer and Low Weir,
Corrigan's entry, seven to ten. Tom Elliott
led Jim Murphy at the start by a nose, with
Little Billy a close third. At the stand
Little Billy had passed both Elliott and
Murphy and Corrigan's horses were no
better off than when they started. At the
quarter Little Billy led by half a length.
Dwyer then made a spurt and put Murphy
in fourth place, while Weir brought up the
At the half these positions were un
changed, excepting that Billy had in
creased his lead and was three-quarters of
a length ahead of Elliott. Weir's jockey
brought his horse to the second place and
pressed Billy hard at the three-quarter
post, and Elliott was third, Dwyer fourth
and the Irish horse two lengths in the rear.
In the homestretch Billy led by half a
length, Weir crowding him hard, Elliott an
easy third. Britton then gave Elliott the
whip and passed Weir and, was on even
terms with Billy in a twinkling. Another
similar movement and it was all over. El
liott seemed to go faster near the end of
his journey, and nassed under the wire
over a length ahead of Billy, at a tremend
ons pace. Weir was some distance .ahead
of Murphy and Dwyer last. Time, 2;:08,
Six furlongs-Helter Skelter won. A eri
can Lady second, Critic third. Time,
Four furlongs--Shadow won, Too Quick
second, El Paso third. Time. :51 .
Seven furlongs-Bolivar Buckner won,
Penn P second, Gray Goose third. Time,
Mile-Jim Dann won, Ed Eshelby second,
Tom Jones third. Time, 1:49.
Hot Election of Representatives to the
Presbyterian General Assembly.
NEw YoRr, April 11.--At a regular monthly
meeting of the New York Presbytery to-day
the election of delegates to the general
assembly, which meets in Portland, Ore.,
May 19, was the principal matter of inter
est. The Presbyters who arrayed them
selves against Rev. Dr. Brigge in the recent
trial for heresy, were there in force, exert
ing themselves to elect delegates favorable
to their views. The supporters of Dr.
Briggs were there in force, too, and vied
with their opponents in the skilful exercise
of election tactics. ' he friends of Dr.
Briggs wanted delegates selected who would
oppose the re-ovening of the trial, while
the anti-Brigge contingent wanted delegates
and alternates who would vote in the gen
eral assembly to have the doctor put on
trial on the charge of heresy. The number
of delegates to be selected was fourteen,
seven principals and seven alternates.
The Briggs men had printed tickets, but
an effort to have them declared illegal and
not to be voted was not successful, and the
Presbytery then p.o urrded to the election
of delegates. The vote for ministers re
suited in the election of Drs. Bliss, Ramsey,
Lame, Buchanan, Sample, Sharer and
Eleing, all anti-Briggs men. After
announcement of the vote Dr. Paxton
said: "The Presbytery in October
voted to dismiss the case of Dr.
Briggs and now you send a solid delegation
to the general assembly to hang him.". The
alternates chosen were also anti-Briggs
Hoomners Camnpe Around tie Reserve.
tionl-Some Slip in.
KINorISHER, O. T., April 11.-To-day
there is almost an unbroken line of encamp.
ment along the border of the Cheyenne and
Arapnhoe reservation, and every moment
the ranks of the boomers receive recruits.
Most of the boomers are a fine class of ia
migrants, although there are a number of
Texaes negroes. who are poorly equipped,
waiting on the south side. In spite
of the vigilance of soldiers some
people have slipped into the country
and when the opening comes it is probable
every place offering any concealment will
be occupied by "soonors." The facilities
of towns along the border are taxed to the
utmost to acuommodare the rush. A line
is already formed in frontof the land ofe.e
The townsites of six new county seats have
been surveyed and artistleally named.
Watonga will be the county seat of C,
Taloga of D., loland of E, Ewing of F,
Arapahoe of G, and tossmore of H. It is
stated that there is no doubt but the town
sites will be opened the same day as the
No Cnres ~ffected.
NI PENvaNDENCaE, Mo., April 11,-The base
ment of the temple of the reorganized
church of the Latter Day Saints looked like
a hospital to-day. The Iders in attendance
advertised that they would heal the sick by
the laying on of hands. and umany persons
suffering with various ailments were taken to
the temple, some on stretchers, some on cote,
and some in chairs, to be attended. The
manner or treatment was very simple and
consisted of pouring a few drops of olive
oil which had previously been blessed by
the prophet Joseph, upon the head of the
patient, and the laying on of the olders'
hands, No cures wees effected, althoagh
some professed to experience relief,
Thie Iltear Had an Inling.
CnucAno, April 11.-A whirl of excitement
marked the close of to-day's session on the
board of trade. A break in the price of
wheat from the high point of the day wat
four and a half cents, Paitraidge the otnae -
bear, who for the peyast ew dlays wee
Posed to be at the end of hli ropel i Oe4
ied with ocketinr a halfl-million deoe
on th ueem. .'/. ·:'-

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