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VOL, XXXIII,-NQ. 81 HELENA, MONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING. MAY 13, 1892. PRICE FIVE CENTS
ANSi &
KLEIN
ON MAY 13rTH, 1717, the
Empress MARIE TIIERESA was
born at Vienna. She was as
famous for her beauty as she
was for her intellectual gifts.
For a period of three cen
turies Austria had had no mon
arch as vigorous, capable and
energetic as this ruler proved
herself to be, her capacity pro
voking the admiration of even
her arch enemy, FREDERICK the
Great.
We
Always Keep
a
Full Line
of
Men's
Full Dress
and
Prince Albert
Suits
in Stock.
GANM &
NLEIN
THE PAPERS DISAPPROVE
English Journals, With Gold Bug
Leanings, Suspicious of the Sil.
ver Conference.
Think no Good Can Possibly Come
of It, but Much Harm
May.
Insist That the Greatest Care ne Exercised
in the Choice of Delegates
Foreiogn ews.
Loxnox, May 12.-The Standard says:
"No harm can come from an international
bi-metallic conference, but prudence must
be shown in the choice of delegates. They
should have no fixed theory, bat be trusted
to look dispassionately at facts. We must
confess that we have little hope that any
good will come from any conference hav
ing as its object the giving of fictitious ex
chane value to any commodity under the
sun. It is as importantto prevent harm as to
do good, and incalculable injury might be
done to the country's credit if the nation
was indiscreetly encouraged and the gov
ernment disposed to tamper with contracts
to suit particular sections of the empire or
special countries at the expense of others."
The Times says: "We regret the course
the government has taken. It appears to be
playing into the hands of the politicians in
power in Washington. If there be a possi
bility by protocol or conference to estab
lish a permanent parity between gold and
silver the object would be worth the
effort and sacrifice. But it is as impracti
cable as that a pint pob hold a quart. The
effect of the conference will only be to
keep the silver market and the whole ques
tion of currency in an unsettled state for a
long time to dbme. If anything is likely
to be done by an international agreement
which will give a greater stimulus to the
reh:abilitation of silver and the Bland bill,'
it is not likely eves if the government was
advised by the Bank of England to hold a
portion of its reserve in silver, that the
European powers would be tempted to em
bark in the policy of bolstering up silver,
or that the Bank of England wZuld consent
thus to reduce its already too small gold
reserve, or that such a step would produce
the ffect which the Bland nact failed to
produce. We cannot now avoid being
made to serve the turn of the political
wire pullers and stock speculators by the
acceptance of President Harrison's invita
tion, but we can at least be careful not to
go beyond the manifest and narrowly de
fined boundaries of safety."
Dynamite on the Track.
BUDA PERTH, May 12.-A great sensation
was caused to-day by an explosion in An
drassey street, one of the fashionable
thoroughfarea. As one of the electric cars
was moving along there was a sudden jar,
followed by a terrific roar, The shock was
very great and people in the car were ter
ribly frightened. Investigation showed
that the explosion was caused by a dyna
mite cartridge concealed along the rail in
each manner that the flange of the wheels
would explode it. Search showed that
seven other cartridges were placed along
side the rails, but in some, manner had be
come misplaced. This was fortunate, for
had the cartridges exploded simultaneously
no doubt the oar would have been blown to
pieces and mnny of the occupants killed.
The wheel that struck the cartridge was
blown off the axle and the bottom of the
car badly shattered. Nearly all the passen
gers we e more or less severely bruised, but
none of the injuries are fatal.
The Cabinet Reorganized.
ROME, May 12.-The new cabinet is still
incomplete, but thus far the following
named persons have accepted portfolios:
Signor Giolitti, premier and minister of the
interior; Leasve, public works: Bonacci,
justice: Martini, publicinstrnection; Perazzi,
trneasrer and Sonnonio, finance, The
office of minister of war was offered Pel
loux, but he will probably refuse to accept
the portfolio. Signor Brin has taken the
office of to elgn affairs.
Mutilated and Massacred.
CITY O. MEXICo. May 12.-A party of
Maya Indians ecently captured the camp
of twelve wood catters on the confines of
Kelize. The Indians first tried to force
the wood cutters to confers to the wherea
bouts of their comrades by outting off their
ears and noses, but not succeeding they
killed the whole twelve.
NO COLORED) BISHOP.
Tile Matter not Favorably Reported.by the
Committee.
OrAnra. May 12.-Bishop Newman pre.
sided at the session of the Methodist con
ference this morning. A large number of
resolutions of significance were introduced
and referred. The conference then took up
the discussion of constitutional revision.
The matter of the constitutionality of the
admlsuion of Iy doloegates to the conference
was discussed pro and con at great length
in ten minute speeches, considerable
warmth being developd at timnes.
Dr. Gouoher offered a sulastitutait knocking
out nearly all the preamble in the report,
and declaring that the section of law oen
acted in relation to lay representation pcr
took of a legislative enactment, but the
|rincapal was a constitutional one. This
was adopted. DI)r. Buakley moved to post
,one the matter indefinitely and be re
ported by a commission at the next general
conference. After a sharp wrangle the
motion was carried, 2231 to 1930.
The impression is gaining ground that
the advocates of the scheme to elect niore
bishop.s have been meeting with great sgc
aess the last few days, since the scheme to
relocate some of the episcoval residences
orme to the front. The sub-committee to
which the matter of electing a colored
bishop has referred reported unfavorably.
Candidates for the various oflices to be
filled are working with redoubled seal as
the time of looetion draws near. Dr. Good
win, of Illinois, is coming to the front as a
candidate for the editorship of the Central
Christian Advocate.
An Immoense R.servoir.
PI'noaxxx, Ariz., May 12.-A company was
organized to-day for the construction of
one of the largest artificial roeservoirs in the
wo :ld. The site taken is Box canyon, 400
yards below the junction of Tonlo creek
and 'alt liver. The height of the dam will
be 200 feet and backwater will extend six
teen miles, to the Sterra mountains, mak
ing a capacity, according to the report of
the county surveyor, of 103.058.040,800 cubic
feet of water. Owing to the abundance of
lime rock, timber and other building mta
terial on the ground the cost of building is
not expected to exceed $1,5i00,0t0. The new
reservoir will have a eapacity to irrlgate all
lands of the Gila, Verde and Salt valleys,
from the point where the water is taken eot
to the Colorado river at Yuma. The en
terprise is backed by New York capital.
IMARCUS DALY FULLY IN IT.
Some of His l.ost Horses Are to Appear
on tihe Montana Circuit.
In an unacconntable way circulation has
been given to the report that none of the
horses in the Daly stable are to appear on
the Montana circuit this year. The report
is entirely false, says the Anaconda Stan
dard. The trotting stables under the care
of Andy McDowell and Ben Kennedy, and
a string of thoroughbreds which will be
handled by Norman Smith, will make the
Montana circuit this season and will do
their level best to carry off their share pof
the prizes. Yesterday Norman Smith was in
Anaconda on business relating to his string.
"The horses at the Daly ranch appear to
be in excellent condition," said Mr. Smith,
"and we expect to make a first rate snow
ing thin year. The weather has been so
unsettled that the stables have not been
getting the usual amount of work, but we
shall be in good shape just the same when
the season opens. I see it announced in
San Francisco newspapers that the Daly
horses a:e not going into the Montana cir
cuit. This is a mistake, and it ought to be
corrected, as we want to have everybody
understand that Montana men are going
to appear with good horses, and we would
like to induce eastern owners and the
horsemen on the Pacific coast to come here
and try it on with us. The paurses are
handsome, and they ought to attract a
good many owners of first class horses.
Those who do come may as well under
stand in advance that if they carry away
anything they will have to race hard for all
they get."
Mr. Daly said there is no foundation for
the report that his horses are not to make
the circuit in this state. "On the contrary,"
added Mr. Daly, "we have mado all our
plans to take in the Montana circuit, and
the stable will fight hard in hope of making
a good resord. It looks to me as if we were
going to have a much more successful
season this year than Montana has ever
seen, and you will be surprised at the
number of first-class horses that will be
out. I hope that some of the best stables
in California and Kentucky will be repre
sented. Owners in other states will find
an opportunity in Montana for contests
that will be worthy of the best horses they
can send."
It is understood that the managers of the
circuit are doing everything in their power
to let outsiders know about the big induce
ments offered in this state. Preparations
for the season have been made on an ex
tremely generous scale, and it is believed
that the record for the year will be brilliant
beyond precedent.
St. Louis Races.
ST. Louis, May 12.-It rained during
most of the races. Six furlongs-Tom Karl
won, Minnie Cee second, Gen. Marmuduke
third. Time. 1:16.
Six and one-half funrlongs-Bart Jordon
won, Hominy Bill second, Queer Toy third.
Time, 1:25.
Two years old, four furlongs-Helen
Nichols won, Bijou second, Quiver third.
Time, :49%.
Seven and one-half furlongs-Carter B.
won, Royal Flush second, May Hardy third.
Time, 1:38.
Six and one-half furlongs-Orrich won,
Catilan second, Clio third. Time, 1:26.
Handicap, Mile-Ethel Gray won, Hood
lum second, Innoeence third. Time, 1:46%.
Louisville Races.
LorrrsVILLE, May 12.-Six furlongs-Sal
vation won, Col. Clay second, Lockport
third. Time, 1:18.
Half a mile-Interior won, Dr. Morris
second, Poor Jonathan third. Time, :50%.
Five furlongs-Deerfoot won, Monrovia
second, Fay S. third. Time, 1:03.
Mile-Mary McGowan won, Kindera sec
ond. Miss Knott third. Time, 1:44%.
Mile and fifty yards-Kinizem won,
Helen N. ersond, Unadilia third. Time,
1:47.
BASE BALL.
Scores Made in Yesterday's Games by the
League Clubs.
CINCINNATr, May 12.-The visitors won
the tlrst by bunching their hits. Cincinnati
won the second on the errors of Cross and
Allen. Weyhing was very effective. Cin
cinnati 4, hits 7, errors 2; Philadelphia 5,
hits 6, errors 2. Batteries, Mullane and
Murphy, Esher and Clements. Second
Cincinnati 2, hits 3. errors 1; Philadelphia
1, hits 5, errors 4. Battries, Chamberlain
and Murphy, Weyhina and Cross.
LoUIsvILLe, May 12.-New York won two
games by hard hitting. Louniville 6, hits
11, errors 0; New York 8, hits 12. errors 3.
Batteries, Jones and Grim, King and Boyle.
Second-Louisville 3, hits 4, errors 2; New
York 7, hits 12, errors 4. Batteries, Fitz
gerald and Dowse, Rtuie and Boyle.
CHICAGOo, May 12.-The colts won twice.
In the first they were ontbatted, but won on
the errors of Killen and Rtadford. Dolan
was a soft mark in the second, the homers
getting seven runse in the second. Chicago
7, hits 8, errors 1:; Washington 5, hits 7,
errors nine. Batteries, Gumbel t and
Schriver, Miller and Miliigan. Second
Chicago 13, hits 16, errors 3; Washington 4,
hits 8, errors 3. Batteries, Hutohison and
Kittridge, Dolan and Ulrich.
PITTsulmO. May 12.-Boston won on hard
batting. Lowe's stick work was especially
good. Pittsburg 2, hits 9, errors 3; Boston
5, hits 15, errors 2. Bat.teries, Galvin and
Mack, Stalsy and Kelly.
CHIoAno, M:iy 12.-League games at
Cleveland and St. Lonuis,Westcer at Kansas
City and Indianapolis, were postponed;
rain and bad ground. Columbus 2, Omaha
0; Milwaukee 6, St. Paul 3.
Swift oln His Feet.
BraMraiantx, Ala.. May 12.-Henry Klink,
jr., in a walking match at East Lake this
afternoon, broke the world's half mile rec
ord, reducing it from 2:53 to 2:45. Klink
fainted at the close.
BIG BRIDGE OPENED.
The One at Memphis Across the llissis
sippi River.
Miansris, Tenn., May 12.-At noon, with
impressive ceremonies, the great steel
bridge across the Missippi river was for
mally declared open for traftlic, in the pres
ence of a creat throng of people, including
distinguished visitors, state and national,
from this and adjoining states. The day
was obseived as a holiday and
the city was in gala attire.
The man-of-war Concord and river
crafts of ill kinds were covered with
bunting. The weather was delightful.
Festivities began with an impesing street
parade, including military visitors, die
tingished guests, fire department, and
floats illustrative of the industries of (the
Misissisipi valley. When thu procession
reached the bridge the ceremonies began by
sending eighteen locomotives upon the
structure as a test of its strength. Senator
Voorhoes, of Indiana, delivered the open
ina address.
The Memphis bridge is the third largest
of its kind in the world. IThere are five
spans and six piers, including annchorag
mpers. IThere is a total length of 2,597 foot
ill the bridge proper. The structure is ex
tended west of the main bridge by an iron
viaduct 2,500 feat in length, followed by
3,100 feet of timber trestle, tand nearly a
mile of embanlkment to a junction with
the existina track of the Kansas City, Fort
Scott & Memphis railroad, a few hundred
feet west of bibley, Ark. Some idea of the
Immensity of the steel parts used may be
obtained by knowing that the main posts
are eighty feet high and weigh twenty-eight
tons.
TWO OFFICIAL SCANDALS,
One of Which Is Wanamaker's AC:
tlon in Baltimore Civil
Service Cases.
The Other Relates to the Unusual
Conduot of the Pension
Bureau.
The Postmaster General Denies, but IDoes
Not Eplailn--le Respetfrally Pro
tests-.Capital News,
WAsAImOTON, May 12.-The committee on
reform in the civil service to-day resumed
investigation of the charges that certain
federal employes in Baltimore violated the
civil service law without incurring Iuuish
ment. P'ostmaster General Wanamaker ap
peared, bringing with him, at the requestof
the committee, the report of the postoflice
inspectors, giving the result of their inves
tigation into the Baltimore postoffice. He
desired to say, in view of the comment
upon the time that had elapsed between the
investigation and denials of the employes,
that more than four months had elapsed
before the commission's investigation re
port reached the president, so the men had
no opportunity to make earlier response
to the charges. Wanamaker fuIrther said
he had no disnosition to defend these
men, but could not personally investigate
them, and turned them over to the proper
officers, and was governed by their reports.
Boatner said: "It appears that these par
ties were before the commission authorized
to make the investigation, and admitted
their guilt, but the postmaster, whose duty
it was to dismiss them, took no action, and
when the matter came to you (Wanamaker),
instead of acting upon the confessions of
parties, you instituted another investiga
tion for the purpose of enabling the people
to deny what they had already admitted."
The postmaster general moved his hand
in remonstrance while the question was
being put, and then replied:
"I respectfully protest against the state
ment that that an investigation was insti
tuted for the purpose of having the men
deny the charges. It is not the truth."
Raines requested that the postmaster gen
eral be permitted to proceed with the state
ment he had prepared, but Boatner insisted
that the committee wanted light upon the
point he suggested. He wished to know
why the nostmaster gener al's department
ignored the recommendations of the com
mission, and accepted the statments of men
made in exonerating themselves as havi ng
greater weight than the statements they
made inculpating themselves. The post
master general quietly remarked that he
had no information on the subject that he
was not willing and anxious to lay before
the committee, but denied the truth of the
statement that any attempt was made to
shield the men, or any unusal course pur
sued.
During the Raum investigation to-day,
Rayburn, member of the board who ex
amined the record in the claim of W. W.
Dudley, said there did not appear to be anv
recent medical evidence on file in the case
upon which the last certificate was issued.
Dr. Ingraham, medical referee of the bureau,
also examined the record and found no
sufficient medical evidence. He did not
think the case took the usual course through
the office. The claim was allowed during
the time Tanner was commissioner. There
was a slip in the record, it not stating the
exact location of the amputation, and ex
pressing the opinion that the case came
within the act of Aug. 4, 1886.
House Proceedings.
WASHINGTON, May 11.-The house com
mittee on judiciary reported a substitute
for the Watson Pinkerton detective investi
gation resolution. The substitute directs
the committee on judiciary to investigate
the Pinkerton detectives, the character of
their employment by corporations engaged
in the transportation of interstate com
merce or United States mails: the number
so employed; whether such employment
provoked breach of the peace or caused the
destruction of property. The resolution
was adopted and the house went into com
mittee of the whole on the sundry civil bill,
Heed moved to increase the appropriation
for light house establishments from $370,
000 to $408,000. saving the bill as reported
appropriated $370,000, plus duty, or in all
$408,000, exactly what his amendment pro
posed. Holman hoped the increase would
not be made, anid after some disoussion
Iteed's amendment was rejected.
The Republic of Cubs.
WAsmnIcOToN, May 12.-In the senate Call
offered a resolution which was referred to
the committee on foreign relations, re
questing the president to open negotiations
with the government of Spain for the pur
pose of inducing that government to con
sent to the establishment in the island of
Cuba of a free and independent eepublic,
such consent to be giyen on the payment
by Cuba to Spain of enoh a sum of money as
is| equivalent, both to the value of public
property belonging to ,,pain in the island,
and the relinquishment of her sovereign
tight; also for the negotiation of a t'eaty
to secure such material commercial ad
vantages as may be agreed upon.
Iu the Senate.
WASHINGTON, May 12.-In the senate to
day Hiscock introduced a bill admitting
the steamer City of China, of the Pacific
Mail Steamehip line, to American registry
on terms similar to those on which the City
of Paris and City of New York had been
admitted. The president's message on the
subject of an international ti-metallic oun
feruoe was taken up, and Peffer addressed
the senate, declaring the conviction that if
voters who favored free silver would com
bine the result would anrely be enoceeeful.
'rhe naval appropriation bill was then taken
up and discussed.
Helena Post 11111 Approved.
WAsutlNO'rN, May 1.2,--The president to
day approved the bill establishinmg a mili
tary post at l[ejna, Mont.
Iloltund for PortlIand.
CtlroAOo, May 12.-At least three and
probably four special trains will be sent out
on the Northwestern road this evening, ear
rying delegates to the Presbyterian general
assembly .at Portlaind. (Oro. The delegates
will be given the opportunity of esoitlg all
the beauties of the traueooutinental trip by
way of the Union Pacilil. A stop will be
made at nalt Lake on uunday.
A. i., of H. onnvention,
New Yorc, May 12.-The convention of
the Ancient Order of HIiberniatnu adjourned
to-day, after adopting resolutions calling
upon all Irish-Americanas to hold public
unsetings and demand of the general gov
ornment thait it do its duty toward those
Anuerican citizens who have beon so long
negleoted. J, J. Patton, of South lBoston,
Mass., was elected national president,
WILLIAM ASTOR BURIED.
The Multi-Mllllonalre Lald In the Grave
With simple Ceremony.
New Yoau, May 12.-The funeral of Will
iam Astor was conducted with great sim
plicity at Trinity church to-day. Up
in picturesque
Trinity come
tery, far from
the gaze of the
public and over
looking the Hud
son river, is the
tomb of William
Astor. It is a
strangely con
structed vault
that rises from
the rolling bit of
ground like a
half-sunken tur
reted castle, and
only the cur
roundings en
lighten one as to
WILrraMA ANTpm. its character. In
front of it are the heavily barred iron doors
which might stand for the portcullis of this
ancient uit of architecture. Thus far the
remains of but one member of the family
lie in the tomb. It is the body of Mrs.
Emily Van Allen, the daughter of the late
William Astor, and during the past week
workmen had been busily engaged prepar
ing the vault for the reception of the re
mains of the father, the man whose name
the vault bears.
Trinity cemetery is located at One Hun
dred at Fifty-fifth street and Tenth avenue
and is an adjunct of the famous Trinity in
the heart of the city. Is is as different
from that acre of weather-beaten tom b
atones as the lapse of time since it ceased
to be of use would lead one to imagine.
The new cemetery is a great aggregation of
magnificent vaults. Here and there a mon
ument rises or a gravestone rears its mod
est head, but the path to the Astor tomb
leads by vault after vault, each vieing with
the other in magnificence, and the names
sound familiar to those who have read the
inscriptions, fast wearing out, in the older
churchyard.
Just now the new cemetery is donning its
brightest of spring garments. The ivy on
the great bridge that leads over the boule
vard, from one part of the cemetery to the
other, is beginning to sprout, and many a
tomb is hidden between the already thick
foliage of the artistically arranged trees
and shrubberies. Thousands of early
flowering plants are spreading their per
fume over all, and the novel vari-colored
garden mounds look their prettiest.
Among the members of the Astor family
at the church and at the tomb were Mrs.
William Astor, the widow; Mr. and Mrs. E.
8. Willing, the father and mother of Mrs.
John Jacob Astor; Mr. and Mrs. John
Jacob Astor, Mrs. Coleman Drayton, who
accompanied her mother from Paris to this
city; Mrs. Orme Wilson, Mrs. James R.
Roosevelt, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Messrs.
Lord, Day, Kissam, Cruger and Dr. Morgan
Dix.
The will of Mr. Astor will probably be
offered for probate to-morrow. The value
of the estate is estimated at from $30,000,
000 to $50,000,000. The widow receives, in
addition to the annuity settled on her at
her marriage, the Fifth avenue and
Newport houses, and their furni
ture. etc., with an annuity of $50,000.
From his individual estate, Astor also gives
nearly $1,500,000 in trust funds to be
divided among three grandchrl'r eu bearing
the family name
of Van Allen.
His daughters,
Mrs. R'oosevelt
and Mrs. Wilson,
e a c h receive
trust estates for
life of $840,000,
with the use of
houses in Filth
avenue. A trust
fund of $850,000
isdivided among
the four children
of Mrs. J. Cole
m an Drayton.
About $200,000 is
given to chari
table institu
tions or private roHN JAcOB ASTOR.
individuals. The rest of the individual
property is given in trust for life to John
Jacob Astor. The son receives practically
the whole of the estate, except about $6,
000,000.
COL. W. W. DE LACY DEAD.
A Welo Known Old Timer Crosses the
Range This Morning.
Col. Walter W. De Lacy, than whom
there is no old timer in Montana better
known or more respected, died about one
o'clock this morning at St. Pe
ter's hospital, where he had
been ill for some weeks.
Col. DeLaey was very old e.t the time of his
death and very feeble. though none of his
friends or acquaintances know his exact
age. He was born at Norfolk, Va., and
educated at Mount St. Mary's college,
Emmittaburg, Md., and served as professor
in the navy for five years. During
1854 he took part in the
railroad survers for the now great Northern
Pacific route, and spent several years in
the Paget sound country surveying, and at
times ftihting the Indians. He went with
Lient. Mullan to Fort Benton in 1859, and
afterwards surveyed in the Columbia and
Snake river countries. Latet he went to
Walla Walla and prospected on the Salmon
river, after which he came to Bnunack
with a pack itain. Going to Virginia City
he remained there until 1867, when he come
to Helena, where he entered the survovor
general's oflice. He remained in that oflice
two ears,anud then entered the serviceof the.
Northern Pacific for the pnrpose of making
barometrical surveys and exploring the
various mountain passes to settle the que"
tion of the most feasible route. lie was
the first to suggest the buihing of the
route through the Yellowstone valley. In
1870 he contracted for the survey of the
public lands, and the following year with
twenty-four men surveyed a route down the
Salmon river, passing through the seem
ingly impossible rapids without losing a
alan. lie soon after returned to HIelena
and had sine' been engaged in surveying.
The past few year.a he has been in the our
veyor general's office. Col. D) Lacy is the
mals who surveyed that palt of the state
which is now the C ow reservation.
iBLAINE FELL I)DOWN.
The Secretary Meets a Mishap at a Straw
berry Festival.
WAsuiNu'roN, May 12.-Secretary Blaine
attended a strawberry festival in the north
western part of the city this afternoon and
came near mooting with a serious accident.
While approaching a large pavillion in
which the greater number of guests
had gathered, he stepped on a nar
row elevated boarded walk running
along the driveway to groet some frlolde.
Among the ladies was Mina Leiter, who,
selecting a red rose bud from a cluster at
her belt, fastened it in the lapel of his oeat.
Raising his hat in acknowledgement the see
retary made a misstep, his foon slipped off
the board, and his length was measured on
the ground. He was at once helped to his
feet and in response to anxious inquiries
declared himself wholly unhurt. After
mounting a shoot flight of steps, Secretary
Blaine tested for about five minutes in a
little reception room, and then insisted
upon joining the company outsiide, where
he reu nainel sonme time.
Three Miners Killed.
O)aovimit. Cal., May 12.-Three men
named Jack Powers, Jr., J. T. Hall and L.
1'. Hall, were mining in an old tunnel at
Cherokee this afternoon, when it oaved in
and killed all three.
DRUM LUMMON FIRE OUT
Fortunately the Spread of the
Flames Throughout the Mine
Was Prevented.
Extent of the Damage Not
Known, but Thought to
Be Small.
The Mills Again Start Up and Things Go
on as Usual-Other Mon
tana News.
MAInYvII.Lr, May 12.-[Specinal.1-The
fire in the Dram Lummond mine is under
control. Yesterday morning it was found
possible to reach the mouth of the shaft. A
little smoke was coming up and the water
was kept running. The floor of the station
had been nearly burned away and one post
of the gallows frame, a timber 28x88 inches,
was burned through. The engine was un.
injured except by smoke and water. The
damage to the shaft cannot yet be deter
mined, but is only partial. The mills,
which were shut down in consequence of
all available water being thrown into the
mine, started up at seven o'clock this
morning. As a precautionary measure a
stream of water from a four inch hose is
still running into the shaft, bit at this
hour, 10 p. m., no smoke is coming up, and
it is believed that the fire is extinguished
except in one isolated pump station below.
The mine is rapidly being cleared of
smoke. The bulkheads are removed and
things are assuming their normal appear
ance.
Work on the Pacific Extenslon.
KALIS'PELL, May 12. -[Special.]- En
gineer Armstrong, of the Great Northern.
who is in charge af the tracklaying, was in
the city yesterday. He says that three
miles of track are being laid every day, the
end of the track being several miles west of
the Pend d'Oreille bridge. He says the
work is being pushed with great rapidity
for some particular purpose-evidently for
the early establishment of a passenger ser
vied. When asked if the roadbed was in
shape for a passenger service, Mr. Arm
strong said that by the time the track
reached Spokane the road would be in
shape. Two steam shovels and several
crews of men are employed in surfacing
and ballasting west of here. It is highly
probable that a through passenger service
will be inaugurated from St. Paul to the
coast by June 1.
Mltisoula Board of Trade.
MIisOULA, May 12.--[Speoial.J-A meet
ing of the Missoula board of trade was
held this evening and the reports of several
committees received. That from the com
mittee selected to raise funds for the enter
tainment of the state encampment of the
G. A. R. and of the visitors to the supreme
lodge, A. O. U. W., proved to be very satis
fatory. It was stated that there was no
longer a doubt but that the funds neoes
sary would be raised, and that several
firms had subscribed very liberally. The
question of a suitable public park for this
city came up, and a committee was ap
pointed to confer with the city council as
to the step to be taken leading to the con
summation of this object. The work of
the board has commenced to have substan
tial results.
News From St. Louis.
-T. Louis, Mont., May 12.-[Special.]
But a short time ago Mr. Reese, the organ
izer of democratic clubs, organized one
here with thirty-three members, with W
H. Risk as president. Mr. Risk is a staunch
democrat, has been reading Tix INDEPEND
xNr since it was first published as the
Gazette in Deer Lodge, and has still in his
possession the first copy of the paper issued
at that time.
The mail facilities for St. Louis are very
satisfactory. Messrs. Fick and Thomas
McCormick, the well-known ex-liveryman,
of Townsend, are running a daily 'bus
line from Townsend, and in addition to
carrying the mail carry all passengers
wishing to visit the camp.
lullding ioonm in lalispell.
KALIrPELL, May 12.-(Special.]--A two
story brick with a stone front, 50x100, has
been commenced on the corner of Main and
Second streets. Another similar building
has been commenced at the corner of Fifth
avenue east and Second street. The build
ing on Main street, being built for Mr.
Lindlahr, the brewer, who has arranged to
erect a brewery here next mouth, will soon
be enclosed. A number of frame business
buildings are ass.uhing shape on Main
street. Mayor Hatcher and Alderman
Brandenberg are ereoting dwelling houses
that will do credit to the neighborhood of
their respeoaive locations. Many other
dwellings are being planned.
Mis.oula Silver Club.
MIIssour,, May 12.-[Special.]-After ad
journmeat of the board of trade to-day the
meeting resolved itself into a session of the
sliver league club, and the old question of
the resolution requiring members to pledge
themselves not to vote for any candidate
not absolutely in favor of free eoinage
caused much animated discussion and
showed that many were strongly bound by
party ties. The mueeting was addressed by
W. M. Bickford, E. M. 'lToer, Judge Stev
enl, 1). E. BUndmann, J. B. Knight and
others. The club was finally organized
with this pledge eliminated from the con.
stitution.
Their Dleparture Welcomed.
KAIBrPu.r,, May 12.--[Speoial.]-The re
idents of the Flathead valley note with
pleasure that the Canadian authorities have
announced their intention of removing the
renegade Indtuns from this state. They
esn do so none too soon to suit this com
munity. Not a day passes buta what they
violate the game law. The matter should
be pushed until all Indians who are not
wards of this government are across the
line.
A Poease of Deputies.
Mrsseour., May 12.-[Special,. -A posse
of de.uties from Idaho will arrive here to.
morrow morning to meet the imported men
bound for the C.nur d'Alene mines.
The National Printers' Protective Fra
ternity, at Milwaukee, decide to employ ,
national organizer and establish an er
ployment bureau.

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