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BLOOD, an Ex-Colonel in Crom
well's army, attempted to steal
the Crown of England from the
Tower .of London.
He was aided by two ac
complices and he came within
an ace of succeeding in the per
petration of the most famous
theft in modern history. Acci
dental discovery in the nick of
timne resulted in the Colonel's
capture after a sharp encounter.
We Indulge in No
Vain or Idle Buast
When we claim to carry the
i Arnnhf lC1 nnr+ \TnmaUT
Largest, Best and Newest
Assortment of Stock for
In this city. We can safely guar
antee to supply the needs for Com
plete Outfits from head to foot.
Our Goods are all
And bought at the
Lowest Market Price,
In the best Markets, and by an
experienced buyer. We seek only
the best interests of our patrons
both present and prospective.
Our Five Floors are
Stuffed to Overflowing
with Nobby Novelties.
One Price.
Plain Figures.
Elevator to All Floors.
---I"EI IR
The Career of Crime of "Brother
Eugene," Under Sentence
of Death.
Becoming a Novice for the Bake
Only of Murder and
A Man Who Had Served Terms in Many
Countries for Various Offenses
Against the Law,
PAnrt, May 8.-The ease of "Brother
Eugene," who has just been convicted and
sentenced to death for the murder of Father
Ildefonae, is one of the most extraordinory
on record, and presents many remarkable
incidents, especially in the career of the
condemned man, who was going through
his probationary term as a novice at the
Aiquebelle convent at the time the deed was
done. The career of the murderer has been
traced, and his many erimes make him al
most a prototype of Deeming. Briefly the
oircaumstanees of the ease are that early on
the morning of Oct. 28 last Father Ildefonse
was found stretched on the floor of his cell
in the convent dead. That he had been
murdered was evident, as was also the
motive, for the bunch of keys belonging to
the victim had disappeared and the strong
box in his cell had been ransacked. Two
hundred thousand francs in money and
other things had beeb taken, including
Russian bonds, two gold watches and
chains, four wedding rings and other
Suspicion fell upon some workmen who
were employed about the convent, but on
Oct. 80 the policemen learned that Brother
Eugene, the novice, had disappeared that
morning. The sell was searshed and a pair
of slippers still dame from recent use was
found. He was arrested at Pierrelatte, a
village in the same department, where he
arrived at two o'clock In the morning and
asked for a room at the Hotel Brugler. He
was bareheaded and explained that he was
going to Avignon by rail, but having lost
his hat and feeling tired he determined to
stop at Pierrelatte for a little rest. He re
mained indoors the entire day, sending a
servant to buy him a hat. He subsequently
went to the tailor's and bought a suit of
clothes and afterward visited a hair dresser
who had read an account of the Aiquebelle
murder. The hair dresser noticed with
amazement that his customer wore the
shoes and stockings of a Trappist monk and
hastegepd to inform the police. On being ar
rested and searched a Trappist cross was
found upon the stranger and two packages
were discovered under his bed at the hotel
containing all the stolen property. He
then confessed" that he had murdered
Father Ildefonse.
The self-styled brother. Eugene, was in
dicted under the name of Mathias Hadeld.
On looking up ,his record the authorities
found that his life had been a remarkable
one, he having been sentenced in Switzer
land. Italy, Germany and Bosnia under
different aliases. Monasteries seem to
form his favorite field of operations, he
seeking admission to she several orders
only to obtain opportunities to rob them.
and had even been charged with murder.
In 1871 he was a novice at the Chartreuse
convent at Bosserville, near Naney. A few
months later he had enlisted as a soldier in
the deventy-fourth regiment of Prussian
infantry, but deserted in 1872, taking the
money of the mess. He was found guilty
and sentenced to six months' imprison
ment, together with military degredation.
[In 1874 he eseaped from the fortress at
Mayenoe, where he had been imprisoned,
and sought refuge in Luxemburg, where
he lived four years as a cobbler. In
1879 he joined the Lazarist order in Paris
as a novice, but disappeared the
following year. His whereabouts from
that time until 1881 are unknown,
but in that year he became
a valet to the Count von Spas at Aix-la
Chapelle. At the end of 1881 he entered the
Trappist convent at Mariastern, near Ban
jaluka, in Bosnia, where he pretended that
he was the illegitimate son of the Count
von Spee. In 1882 he disappeared, having
robbed the abbot. On being arrested he
feigned insanity and was released for lack
of evidence. His next exploit was in 1885,
where he posed as a hermit near Lucerne,
in Switzerland. Having acquired an un
spotted reputation for holiness, he left the
republic, after a year's residence, but not
before he had embezzled money from the
confiding in all directions.
From Switzerland he went to Alsace,
where he assumed the title of his former
master, Count von Spee, and lived for a
time in grand style. Subsequently he was
arrested, and served out a sentence of six
mouths for defrauding his own servants.
On regaining his freedom he joined the
Trappists at Chamblend, inLorraine, but
was expelled. He then became a Dominican
brother at Dusseldorf, but was there sen
tenced to two years for theft. It was not
until i890 that he entered the monastery at
Aiquebelle, where his latest crime was com
The Reuse of Lord Sh ut Out the Hottentot
Earl But His Mother Lives.
LONDON, May 8.-The house of lords com
mittee, in accepting William Gray as the
rightful heir to the earldom of Stamford,
has esoaped the awful possibilities of a
Hottentot earl, but has not succeeded in
brushing aside the dowager countess, who
is a full-blooded necrens. The late earl of
Stamford, who died at the Cape of Good
Hope a year ago. married his third and
surviving partner at Wynburg, South
Africa. The coal-black dowager countess
of Stamford is a daughter of a Hottentot
named Bolomon, and first attracted the
favor of the late earl by acting as a servant
in his household. It was the earl's mulatto
son by this woman who sought to inherit
his father's title and seat in the house of
lords. lThe dowager countess is in London,
under the guidance of a Cape lawyer, and
it is feared she may demand to be pre
sented at one of the drawing rooms held by
the queen. Being a peer's widow she is en
titled to seces to royalty. and it would be
interesting to observe whether the queen
would follow the long established custom
and imprint the imnperial kiss upon the
dusky cheek of the dowager, as she does
every lady of the peerage who is presented.
Great'Fire in Nichllng-Seveore Fighting
Loss of Life in a Wreck.t,
SAN FnANatuaco, May 8.-The steamer City
of Pekin, which arrived fro,n Yolkolrma
and Hong Kong to-day, with several hun
dred Chinoes and Japanese on board, was
plaoed in Iquarantine, as there is small veox
on board, LShe brought advices of a great
lire in Niching which destroyed two thoes
and houses. A number of people were
killed. News from Tonquin states that the
Yreach troops had a severe fight with us
Lives on Marsh 20I. Twenty-three Frenoch
are reported killed and some wounded.
Some native forts were captured but it is
not known how many natives were killed.
The steamer Itsema Marewee cast away off
the coast of Mores. Twelve passengers
were saved, while fifty others, includini
three Japanese nasva officers, were lost.
Massing on the Frontler,
Loinox, May 8.-The Sebastopol cores
pondent of the Standard sends a dispatal
to his paper and says thatipreparations foi
war in Russal have never been more aetivi
than now, There is a continuous move.
ment of veteran troops to the frontiers ol
the country and the calling of suecessivi
categories reserved in the interior has com
menced. The reserves will be forwarded tc
various points for concentration when the)
can in the easiest manner reinforce the reg,
ulars in the Polish garrisons on the Aus
trian and German frontiers. Naval trans
port preparations are nearly completed.
H. Stanley Brown Is Wanted.
LoNDoN, May 8.-A warrant is out for IL
Stanley Brown, an American who came over
in the Servia three weeks ago. On the trig
he was particularly friendly with T. V.
Walters. a Tacoma banker. A few days agc
at a hotel here Brown stole from Walters'
overcoat a letter of credit for $2,500. somes
railroad passes and other valuable papers.
Having made himself known at the tourist
office under the name of Walters, the thief
salled there Monday. presented the stolen
letter of credit and procured a ticket t6 Ire
land and $125 in cash.
Blew Off the Roof.
VIENNA, May 8.-The residence of a dis
triot notary named Papp in Verseeez, Hun
gary, was wrecked to-day by a dynaqiite
explosion. The roof of the notary's dwell
ing was blown bodily into the air and the
windows of all the buildings in the vicinity
shattered. The supposed motive of the
perpetrators is revenge. A Roumanian has
been arrested on suspicion of being con
nected with the affair.
Fava is Pleased to Come Back.
PARIS, May 8.-Baron de Fava. Italian
minister to the United States, while pass.
ing through Paris enroute to New York,
said he desired it to be known in America
that he returned to, his post with great
Loss of Life at a Fire.
LONDON, May 8.-A house on Coventry
street was burned to-night. Four corpsee
have been taken from the ruins and it is
feared there are more under the debris.
A Union of Hearts and Nations.
PARIS, May 8.-It is announced on good
autholity that the ezarewitch will soon be
come the husband of Princess Marguerite,
sister of the German emperor.
Approving the Archbishop's Policy.
RoME. May 8.-It is stated the pope will
soon address a letter to the American
Episcopacy approving Archbishop Ireland's
edueational policy.
Earthquake Shocks, but no Damage.
PAnts. May 8.-Two slight earthquake
shooks were felt at San Remo this morn
ing. They canused no damage and no alarm.
Boss Platt Amused by Its Claims Con
eerning Delegates.
NEW YORK, May 8.-Ex-Senator Thomas
C. Platt and other influential republicans
of this state were interested and amused
by the bulletin sent out from Washington
announcing that already 302 delegates to
the Minneapolis convention had been in
structed for Harrison, and that the presi
dent's renomination was assured on the
first ballot. All that Platt eared to
say about the list was that the state
ment, so far as it concerned the alleged
twenty-six delegates from New York state,
"was absurd, and evidently had been sent
out by a literary bureau in Washington en
gaged in booming the president for renomi
nation. Not one delegate from the state of
New York has been instructed, and any
statement to the contrary is withoutfoun
dation," added Platt. Other New York
state republicans familiar with the situa
tion in Washington declared that Secretary
Elkins was in charge of the Harrison bureau.
The New York state republicans do not like
Secretary Elkins any more.
Killed Her Traducer.
SAN ANOGLO, Tex., May 8.-In June last
S. T. Wilson, of the Sherwood Iron com
pany, was arrested and sent to jail for
slandering Mrs. Louie Taylor, the wife of
a Sherwood barber. Yesterday afternoon
Mrs. Taylor went to the jail armed with a
pistol, and as Jailer Williams was taking
dinner to the prisoners she slipped in be
hind him and upon reaching the cage of her
slanderer, she sent a bullet through his
brain killing him instantly. Sympathy is
strong with Mrs. Taylor's action. No ar
rests have yet been made.
After the iig Combine.
TRENToN, N. J., May 8.-Attorney General
Stockton is preparing to take legal action
against the New Jersey railroads interested
in the Reading deal. He is doing so under
the advice of Governor Abbett, who intends
to have the courts declare the leases invalid
on the grounds that they are an invasion of
the law of 1885, which prohibits the lease of
any state coroeration to foreign or non
resident owners. The attorney general is
at work on the injunction, which will be
filed in the court of chancery in a few
Tihe Pastor Holds the Church in Hock.
PurnLD.LerhA, Maiy 8.-The Mt. Vernon
Baptist church at Camden was seized yes
terday on an execution held by the pastor,
Rev. J. D. Alansbury, for $3,728, for moneys
advasoed to run the church. The property
is said to be worth $22,000. Thle congrean
tion was formerly one of the strongest in
the city, but owing to internal dissentions
the membership dwindled down so the
church was no longer self-sustaining andti
the basement was rented as a shoe factory.
Served in a trltlsh Prisoen.
CINorsraTI, May 8.-Col. William G. Hal
pin, of this city, died to-day. lHe served in
a Kentucky union regiment during the war,
after which he went to Ireland, where he
was arrested as.a Fenian. te eerved four
years of his fourteen years' sentence in a
lIritish prison andi was then pardoned and
returned to Cincinnati, where he made his
home up to the day rf his death.
Thile Isolslisana Split Heaietl.
NEW ORlEANS, May K.-A compromise has
finally been reached between the two hos
tile demoortio facnotions in Louisiana.
Under the plan, the state central and exec
utive comnmitteon will be reorganized and
divided equally between the two ftlotions.
All the points have ben agreed to anrd the
split will be healed in a very few days.
Threw Iltiseltf Iltue a 'turla.sr.
SAN FsrANoreuo, May 8.-Charles Tamer
line, a stevedore, who has been esuffering in
tense agony for some tinus from stomaoh I
disordirr, and who made several unsuecess
ful attempts at suicide, this morning threwI
himselif Into 'the furnace of thie tire tug
uov. Irwin and was burned to a cinder.
For lhe Aetors' Ftlr.
Naw YoIe, May 8.--The actors' fair,
whichelossd last night, took in .q)0,0000,
of which A5.lif was clear profit.
Great Sections of Missouri, Kansas
and Other Places Now Im.
mense Lakes.
Houses, Barns and Cattle Are
Swept Away by the
The Swollen Rivers Reported as Station
ary at Some Points and Fall
lug at Others.
KAN8.A CITY, May 8.-As a result of the
steady down-pour of the last twenty-four
hours, which was the climax of the rainy
peason this spring, accounts of floods are
0onming in from all over western Missouri
and eastern Kansas. Some towns are
flooded and the damage is reported to be
swelling. Considerable farmers' stock was
drowned and washed away. Growing crops
were badly damaged and thousands of
fields will have to be replanted. Saline
county, Missouri, is one great lake. Many
houses were washed away and much stock
lost. Along the Platt river and the "102"
river the whole country is inundated and
houses and barns destroyed, Livingston,
Grundy and Mercer counties are flooded,
and the country from Chilicothe to the Iowa
line is a sea of water. All the crops along
the Grand river valley were washed out and
much stock lost. Railroads were
more or less damaged, trafflo delayed and
in some cases abandoned. The Wabash
bridge here was strained out of line so no
trains can pass over. Half the streams in
Oklahoma territory are out of their banks.
many bridges washed away, and nearly all
the overland mails have been abandoned.
The Santa Fe suffered several washouts,
and trains are badly delayed. A small cy
clone accompanied the rain north of Guth
rie, and the houses of John Davie, Henry
Smith and John Crocket were carried some
distance by the gale and badly damaged.
Barns and other buildings were also de
stroyed. No loss of life is reported. All
trains with the exception of the Rock
Island and the Union Pacific from the west
are delayed by unsafe bridges, landslides
and washouts. The rain continues unabat
ed to-night and the Missouri, though very
high for the season, is still rising rapidly,
and there is much apprehension of in
creased damage by the floods.
The Missouri here to-night registered
twenty-one feet above low water mark, and
is rising at the rate of an inch an hour.
Twenty-three feet is the danger line, at
which the river overflows its banks. In the
event of that occurring the bottoms, where
are located the packing houses, the Union
depot and the wholesale business houses of
the city, will be flooded.
Great Damage Must Result Before the
Floods Subside.
PEORIA, May 8.-The river is still a rag
ing torrent, and had risen seven inches in
twenty-four hours up to thisamornang.
Since then the water has been so rough no
measurement could be made. It is be
lieved that it will not rise much more, but
a strong wind is dashing the water fur
iously against the bank and many bridges
are liable to be washed out. A cattle pen
at the lower sugar works, in which 1,000
head are fed, is a foot under water, and
unless it quickly subsides the animals must
be removed. The dam as Henry, forty
miles above here, threatens to go out, and
should it do so, the destruction along the
river will be appalling. In Lamarsh dis
trict the damage continues. Many houses
have floated off or been dashed to pieces by
the driftwood, and by the time the water
goes out nothing will be left except debris.
The residents have lost everything and are
in a destitute condition. Several ware
houses here are surrounded by water and
threaten every minute to be carried away.
The Spreading of the lMisslssippl.
BUoRLNGTON, Ia., May 8.-The Mississippi
river is now twelve feet above low water
mark at this point, and has spread out over
many miles of lowlands on the Illinois side.
All St. Louis, Keokuk and Northern trains
are still running by way of Carthage and
the Quincy branch on account of the flood
at Alexandria, Mo. It is thought the flood
will begin to subside to-night. Burlington
offioals have about succeeded in straighten
ing out traffic, which the flood demo'alized.
The Levees Helding Out Well,
NEa ORLeANs, May 8.-The river at this
point has remained almost stationary for
several days, reaching 16.6 feet as a maxi
mum. The levees, whiles subjected to
great strain, are holding out well. Specials
from river points show the water rising
gradually, but the levees continue in good
condition. The indications are a further
rise of six or eight inches will be recorded
here, which will make the rise one foot
higher than ever before.
Thie Waters (oing DIown.
KEOKUK, Iowa, May 8.-The situation be
tween here and Qainoy has improved. The
water is falling considerably to day in the
Mississippi and going down rapidly in the
DesMoines. Passenger traffic will be re
sumed to-morrow. Freight trains are run
ninrg to-day. There is no ehange for the
worse at Alexandria. The wind is blowing
a gale to-night and may ctuse further duam
Could Not tace thie Scafiold.
DENVcR, May 8.--The RepubliRcan's Can
non City special says: Thosee. LRawton was
hanged in the state penitentiary last night
about 10:30. There wias a .delay of about ii
in hour owing to the fact that Lawson
broke down completely and couldl not face I
the sanffold. When he regained his com-- 1
osure tihe hanging was quickly finished.
Plie crime was the murder of James Item-
on the Trahl of a Trsi, it,,obber.
11IrMNsrcaey, O. T., M.ray .--Ed Darlton,
the train robber, was seen ait his mother's
farm near here during the last few daysltldr
a poses of deputy marshals have started on t
his trail. Dalton is one of three brothers
whoise bold train rouberious made them no
torious in bohth the Indinii 'lerritory and
California. t
May lring 'rhimr Closer.
I'crTsnuums May 8.-T'he general executive
board of the Knights iof Labolr will meet
here Tuesday. Political cucstr.ions will
likely afford some discussion. I'owdlerly's
friendliness to the Farmers' allirancr may I
have the effect of bringing about a uorser a
relationship between the two organizations.
Tile ltllklo (lilat's I)eadrlly Work.
LouvVtcIv.cI, May 8.-Iteports from west- 1
en Klientuckoy say thie buftalo gnats are d
causing great loss. It is estimated 1,000
horsos have been killed by them. S
Matters of National Import to Come up In
the sonate.
,srrrmnron, May 8.--In the senate this
week matters of national interest are to fig
ure. Among others is the Choctaw and
Chicasaw claim bill. The vote upon the
amendment authorizing payment to the
Indians of about $3,000,000 will be taken
to-morrow. The naval appropriation bill
will be called up for consideration Tuesday.
At the earliest opportunity Senator Frye,
by instruction of the commerce committee,
will report the house bill to encourage
Amerioan shipbuilding, which is for the ad
mission to the American registry of the In
man line steamers. An effort will doubt
less be made to secure immediate action on
the bill and give rise to a long and heated
discussion, as it is expected the question of
free ships and the protection of American
shipbuilders will come up. The bill pro
viding for the punishment of the violation
of treaty rights of aliens will be brought no
by the committee on foreien
relations at the first opportu
nity, and will likely give rise to much
debate, involving, as it does, questions of
national and state sovereignty. If the sen
ate takes up the calendar during the week,
the first bill will be that providing for for
tifications and other sea coast defenses, and
with it may be considered the bill making
an appropriation to purchase sites for for
tifications. Senator Morgan has given no
tice of intention to speak on the president's
communication relative to the bi-monetary
conference, which is on the presiding offi
cer's desk. The opportunity may be util
ized by senators inter seted in the silver
question to set forth their views upon this
phase of it. The sundry civil bill will
probably be taken up in the house to-mor
row, and its consideration will require sev
eral days. An effort will be made to secure
consideration for the anti-options bill as
soon as the sundry civil bill is disposed of.
It it vigorously opposed by many members,
who will use every endeavor to keep it in
the background. The fortirications and
postoflce appropriation bills are also on the
calendar. Only three reaular annual ap
propriation bills remain to be reported to
the house, the legislative, executive and ju
dicial, the agricultural and the deficiency
The Fight for the Bland Bill May Be
WAsB.INGTON, May 8.-The silver question
threatens to come up again as a subject of
present legislative interest. Silver men are
not disposed to accept their defeat and are
again circulating petitions urging the rules
committee to bring out an order to fix a
time for a vote on the free coinage bill.
Fifteen or more signatures have been ob
tained to one petition within the last two
days. Representative Pierce, of Tennessee,
who has been the principal in the matter,
says that with the signatures obtained
several weeks ago ninety-nine names
altogether have been secured, ex
clusive of the members of the rules
committee. One hundred and thirteen
constitutes a majority of the democrats in
the house, so fourteen names yet remain to
be obtained. Pierce says he does not know
what will be the result of his efforts and
that he may fail to secure the requisite
number of signatures, but he intends to
keep at work until he becomes convinced
that he cannot succeed. Anti-silver men
are not giving themselves much concern
over the matter, and say the y do not be
lieve the requisite number of names can be
secured and that the house looks upon the
silver question as settled for this session,
and is not in temper for a renewal of the
fight over the Bland bill.
scores Made in Yesterday's Games by the
League Clubs.
CINoCINATI, May 8.-The game to-day
was a miserable exhibition of ball playing
and wretched umpiring.. Cincinnati 4, hits
9, errors 3; Baltimore 5, hits 9, errors 3.
Batteries: Duryea and McGill; Murray,
MnMahon and Robinson.
ST. LouIs, May 8.-Bad fielding and ina
bility to hit Cuppy safely were the princi
pal causes of St. Louis' defeat. St. Louis
2, hits 2, errors 5; Cleveland 10, hits 8, er
rors 4. Batteries: Breitenstein and Mo
ran; Cuppy and O'Connor.
LoursvaLLE. May 8.--The game was an
easy victory for Louisville. Pfeffer's work
at the bat was excellent. Louisville 8, hits
10, errors 4; Washington 3, hits 10, errors
8. Batteries: Meekin, Grim and Dolan;
Milligan and McGuire.
Coavicted by Perjury.
CLF.VELAND, 0., May 8.-Louis L. Garfield,
aged 37, a grand nephew of the murdered
president, died last Thursday in Brooklyn
Township. Eleven vears ago Garfield was
tried and convicted of shooting a man,
chiefly on the testimony of a St. Louis
woman. He protested his innocence. Six
years ago he was released from prison and
remained in obscurity until recently, when
it was announced that he had gone to St.
Louis with the avowed purpose of shooting
the woman. At that time, however, Gar
field was ill with consumption at the home
of his brother in Brooklyn 'township. Be
fore death came he again declared his
Innocence of the shooting atnd said he had
proof that the St. Louis woman perjured
herself in the ease for $500.
The Bucket Brigade Saved the Town.
LUDINroToN, Mich, May 8.-Butlers &
Peters' Salt and Lumber company's mills
at Butleorville, south of Pere Marquette
lake, was burned this morning. Firemen
f:om this city brought hose and from two
tugs pumped water and saved the salt
blook. The fire spread to the company's
store, 800 feet distant, which was destroyed,
with the workhouses and three dwellings
and part of their contents. 'lThe value of
stook was about $30,000. whichb was half
saved. 'The bucket brigade saved the town.
The loss is estimated at $250,000, insurance
aBout half. Four hundred men are thrown
out of employment.
A Day for the SnbseriptiLons.
Onters, May 8.-Sone 25,000 people were
present at a mass nreetinrg in Eixposition I
hall this afternoon, at which the "American
Universtty" and ''Christian Education"
were the prevailing themes. All the ad
oreuses with reference to the proposed great
nuiversity at Washinnton asked for a col
ieoe of graduates only, arid which would
not be opened till the endowmenrrt fund of
,5,000,000 wuas secured. A resolution was
edopted askinr tile bishops to deslgate I
)et. 10 as Columbian day, when the sub
bori ption will be asced for the runiversity.
Tihey Tlhrertten aln '.:xodrus.
NR\W' YOKs, May 8,'-Tom Lee, a Chinese
raerchant, says in an interview that sinuce
hre psresaee of the 0xclrsion law thousands I
f' his countrymen have sigrniltey their in
ention of returning to their native land. t
ito also says confereouces are being luold in I
Ihe Irterrr cities looking to the adoption of I
plan for a general exodue of Chinese.
A lMurder in a Freight Onr.
CuirAr'o, , May 8.-tIn a St. Paul freight
ar which reached here yesterday wasfound
ie still warm body of a well dressed man
yiug in a poeol of blood with his skull I
urushed and It hickory olub near by.
lirniry Nrtw ir N-brakskt.
1tumrtrrlIr, , Žleb., May 8.-Snow has fallen
sore during the past thirty-eight hours to a
lepth of sixteen inshes. It will be severe
in cattle in the sand hills and will retard
arm work.
Ex.Gov. Hauser Talks Interestingly
on Three Very Live Local
What He says About the Men
Who Worked for the
Post BilL
Cleveland and nd Harrison the Presldentlal
Candidates-Helena In Good Shape
for the Capital Contest.
It is not very often that a newspaper man
can spend thirty minutes uninterruptedly
with ex-Gov. Heuser, but when the inter
viewer is fortunate enough to do so; he can
always get the governor to talk in an enter
taining way on topics that are of local and
a tnte interest. But he is one of the most
difllonilt men in the northwest to interview,
owing to the fact that in a ten-minute talk
he will go over a dozen topics, discussing
each in his decisive way, and keeping the
reporter on the jump to keep up with him.
There is no man who is more often mis
quoted, or to whom statements are credited
he never made. This is not done maliciously,
but the eastern reporters, when they talk
to the governor, get such a lot of informa
tion in a little while, and much of it Is on
subjects with which they are not familiar,
that they get rattled, and write what they
think he said, and not what he did-say.
The governor is always willing to talk to a
newspaper man, and give him any informa
tion he may want, and is never backward
about expressing his opinion on any sub
ject. The greatest difficulty is to find
him alone. Yesterday morning Mr. Hauser
was coming down town alone, and an Irnr.
PIxNDENT reporter, who had been trying to
catch him for two days, concluded it was
his opportunity.
"Governor," said the reporter. "I seethe
Butte Inter Mountain claims that in an in
terview with you, published in the New
York Press. you said you were in favor of
Cleveland's renomination. The Buttepaper
says that statement is not consistent with
your position on the free coinage of silver.
How is that?"
The governor, who had probably expect
ed some remark on the weather, stopped,
and in his energetic way said: "Oh, well,
you know you newspaper men claim almost
anything that suits your own ideas. The
facts are that you can almost quote a man'ws
words and yet put it in such form as to
convey a different meaning. The very in
terviev from which the Inter Mountain
quoted stated very plainly that I said to
Mr. Cleveland that my first choice was
Senator Gorman, or some western man who
was more friendly to silver, and this is cer
tainly my position. The truth is, the inter
view referred to was largely the fruits of
the imaginative brain of the reporter."
"What do you think of the establishment
of a military post at Helena?" was asked.
"I think the post," said the governor, "Is
going to be a wonderful benefit to our
town, and in fact to the whole state. Its
great importance consists in the fact that
the location selected and the iecommenda
tion to build was made by our greatest mil
itary men, as a central Point to concentrate
forces in the event of any future trouble
with our neighbors across the line. This
fact insures not only the little pittance of
$100,000 that has been appropriated, but
before they get through, in my opinion, is
will run into millions, besides the millions
spent in sustaining the troops at the fort,
which will certainly be a great benefit to
the state at large and particularly to the
farming community. I believe it has add
ed 25 per cent. to the value of the real es
tate in Helena. The day the bill passed
the house Col. C. A. Broadwater and Rus
sell B. Harrison each sent me a telegram
containing the good news. My reply to
Mr. Harrison was published in the Journal
the other day. I consider Col. Broadwater
the prime mover and general in this post
"Governor, have you any objection to
telling me what you said in your dispatch
to Col. Broadwater?"
"None whatever," Mr. Hauser replied,
"I said: Many thanks. We all appreci
ate your successful efforts. Hope you will
be home soon. I would have sent a dia
patch to Mr. Lyman," continued the gov
ernor, "but I did not receive any from him.
He certainly deserves great praise, and our
city could have had no better representative
of her interests in Washington than he. I
found that all the controlling men
in both houses had a high opinion of him;
and he was acquainted with at least all of
those whom I knew and many more."
"Tie INDEPENDENr T published an item the
other day to the effect that the Montana
club building difficulty had been settled.
Is that true?"
"Yes," Mr. Hauser replied, "I am happy
to amy that is practically settled. The
money is ready, and doubtless the titles
will pass to the club in a very few days and
work be commenced. When completed
there will be no town in the United States
of double our population with so expensivre
and handsome a club building. The great
bulk of the cost has been donated by our
enterprising citizens."
"What do you think of the mining out
look, especially in reference to Helena? was
"in my opinion," was the reply, "never
in our history has this industry in our im
mediate vicinity boeen half so prosperous aI
it is irt this very moment; audi will further
aty that 1 believe before fall there will be
from three to five times as many men em
ployed as ever before. I base my opinion
on what is being done at this very moment.
In the first place, you will remember that
the United Smelting and Rlefiing com
pany, at East Helena, has almost doubled
ite capaoity, and is at this v*ky moment
still inoreasing and Improving the works,
ard they have more ores than they can
handle. These works have to-day cost over
i500,000, and they are about as complete as
ainy in the Ulnited States. MeSSaers. Spratt,
Edrerton & Child have completed their
smelter at Boulder, which they oltim (and
I hope and believe truly claim) wlll be able
to work large quantities of low grade ores,
prt ticularly pyrites of iron; of this class
of ore there are thousands of tons
in our immediate vionity. Once
tind at market for them, and they will em
loy thousands of miuers in their pIroduc
Lion. In addition to this, the Peck Con
oeutratina company, backed by A. M. Holier
and myself, have just completed three dif
ferent ulants costing us in the neighborhood
of $200,000. The object of those pleats is also
to work low grade, base ores; and negotia
lions are now going on for thousands of
Ione in the Ten Mile and other districts In
Jur immediate vicinity. The plants already
reoted have a capacity of from 200 to 800
tone per oav, and if successful, whlich we
hope rrpd believe, will br doabled or trebled
b1ore fall. These create a market for
ihounarud of tone of ore that would not be
worked heretofore. EIvery mining man
knows that there are tien toun of that kind
if ore to we k where there are two tons of
hiugh grade."
"What onnt you say about polities, gover
aor? What is the outlook?"
"'1 regret to say it," Mr. Hanuser answered,
'lut I greatly fear that both of the two
lreat political partiles will nominate men
eho are horstile to silver--Harrliot and
leveoland. I cannot but believe that svers

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