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-O.-_ HELENA,. MONTANAI SATURDAY IORNINO. OCTOBER 1, 1892 PRI(. PIVe CBNT4 N S4LEIN To - DAY, at the MADISON QUARE GARDEN, New York ity, the National Exhibition of ood Products will be opened y President Harrison. The display will include every ariety of manufactured articles nd also all products directly om the soil, sea and dairy. ere one may see what Ameri ans eat and the variety of our ational fare. NEV STYLES Always appeal to the re fined taste of the modern purchaser. lhe Distinctive Beanty which marks their ap pearance denotes the on ward march of time and the necessity of prepara tion for a change. A NEW SEASON Always causes a demand for appropriate raimert, and it is our duty to sup ply the demand. Our Display Of novelties this season is unparalleled and worthy of patronage. OUR SPECIAL EFFORTS Have been devoted to Tailor-Made Clothing -AND High Class Furnishings Elevator to Five Floors. GANS & I¶LEIN HERETIC OR ORTHOOOX? The Celebrated Case of Dr. Briggs to Come Up for Trial Soon. Red Tape in the History of the Trial Up to the Present Time. Complicated Methods of Legal Procedure In the Church Coarts-That Famous Proseenutin Commlttee. New Yoen, Sept. 80.-After having been fought back and forth in every ecolesiasti eal tribunal with which the Presbyterian church has provided itself the famous heresy case of Prof. Charles A. Briggs, D. D., bide fair to onas again assume a promi nent position in the public eye. Its reap pearance after its retirement of some months will be made the frst Monday of the coming month, when the New York presbytery meets, whi!h it is expected, will take some important action in aseordanee with the decision handed down last May by the general assembly, sustaining the appeal of the prosecuting committee against the presbyterJ's ruling. The precise status of this famous ease has never been so obsecure or complicated since its commeneement. Friends of the doctor will remember the rejoicing which hailed, last fall, the decision of the New York presbytery, when after hearmng the acused's demurrer to the charges made against him, in which he asserted that they insufficient in form and legal effect, the case against him was dismissed. Dr. Briges was at that time not required to go on in his defense, although fully prepared to do so. The ease at that time was considered to have ended in a victory for the asccused, and so it would have been had not the prose outing committee, which is a sort of ecoles iastical district attorney, taken appeal from the ruling. In their appeal comes the first complication, since they took the ease directly to the general assembly, ignoring entirely the intermediate jurisdiction of the New York synod. The defendant, in his turn, entered an appeal, but regularly, in order of progres sion, to the synod, protesting against the ruling of the New York presbytery to the effect that the committee of prosecution was an original party in the ease. The three vital points against which appeal is taken are as follows: "First, that the committee which pre ferred charges against Dr. Brigge was a committee of prosecution, under section eleven of the revised book of discipline; second, that this committee was in the house on the day in which this citation was returnable as an original party; third, that the committee as an original party was vir tually and practically 'independent of the presbytery." Should this appeal be sustained the ground will be cut out from under the proseoution's feet and the case resume the status of a victory for Dr. Briggs, since, if it were not an original party, the prosecut ing committee could not have appealed to the general assembly, andso the case would have remained in statn quo. But the synod does not inmeet until the third week in Octo ber, and this causes the second complica tion. Last May the general assembly, the highest tribunal in the church, decided to sustain the prosecuting committee's appeal, and directed the New York presbytery to pass upon the sufficiency of the charges against Dr. Briggs in form and legal effect. This virtually puts the oase where it was after Dr. Brigge' nemurrerwas entered, and forces the presbytery to put him on his de fense on this document. The general assembly also authorized the prosecuting committee to amend the charges, without altering their nature, should the presbytery deem it necessary to the "furtherance of justice." Should any such amendment be made Dr. Briggs would probably amend his do murer, otherwise' matters will be returned to the status of last fall. Just when the trial would take place, hoever, no one seemed able yesterday to tell, as in view of a possible conflict of decisions between the synod and the general assembly, the pres bytery would be entirely free to take the synod's ruling in Dr. Briggs favor, or at the least rest on its oars while the two higher tribunals settled their ditierences. The committee of prosecution consists of the Rev. Dri. George W. F. Birch, Joseph J. Lamps ande Robert F. Sample and Itul ing Elders John J. Stevenson and John J. McCook. Col. John J. MeCook, the leading mem ber of the prosecuting committee, who pre parrd all the i spers in the case, is expected from Europe Wednesday, and until he ar rives the plans of the committee wil hardly be definitely formulated. Dr. Briges was seen at his residence, 120 West Ninety-third street, last night, but re fused to diesoss the matter further than to say that as defendant he had to hold him self continually in readiness to answer any summons. To Accelerate Movements. GUTHI.E, O. T., SeBpt. 30.-Many biesh firee could be seen in the Cherokee strip lest night. Boomers are enraged at the slowness with which carttle are being re moved end fired thie grase. 'IThere is no chance to check the fire and it is thought many cattle will perish. Fire in the SLxth Ward. Fire started in the basement of William L. Kelly's merchandise and grocery store at Bozeman avenue and Roberts street at 2:30 this morning. The Sixth ward hose company soon had the ire under control. The damage is mostly by water and not estimated. SPARKS FRiOM TIIE WIRES. W. Windle went two miles on a bicycle at Springfield, Mass., in 4:28 3 5. The new return postal eard will be placed on sale in all postofllees Oct. 15. The famous signal station on top of Pike's Peak burned Thursday night. J. W. tmith, of Vastilla, Cal., shot his wife and cut his child's throat Friday. Fire in the Niekel Plate freight yard at Chicago destroyed forty cars and their con tents Friday. Rev. It. H. Allen, secretary of the Presby terian board of missions, died at Pi'ittsburg, Pa., aged 71. It is reported that Sheriff Nippall, of O.wlIy corntv, Kas., was killed by robbers who looted a bank at Dexter, Mrs. James Pike, of Gallirpolis, 0., be caine incensed at Chrles Pi'lppins, a neigh bor, and killed his two children *ith a shot gun. Henry Plattenburg and James MoDLowell renewed en eld feud at Lexington, Mo. The latter and Polloeman GCay were killed. John W. Breldenthal, state chalirman of the Kansas people's party, has been aer- c rested for doing buslness in violation of the I atnk law.I TOOK BUTTIE INTO CAMP. Relesn Wins the mFirt of the Merles by w Good Margin. B.oTi, Sept. 80.- [lpeulial]J - elena wiped up the earth with Butte to-day in the frst game of the concluding sner.. About 100 people were present, eoild pitched wildly for Butte. In the third in ning be gave five men bases on balls and it another, seven runs being scored. In the fourth the first two men at bat, Huston and Hatfield, smashed out hbome runs. Cap linger then took Lucid's place in the box and stopped Helena's heavy work. Buttae.................1 2 0 0 0 1 0 00-4 elena ...............0 0 7 80 011 *-12 Hits-Butte S, Helena 12; Errors-Butte 1, Helena 2; Batteries-Luiod and Capitn ger, Brennan; Munday and Lobeok. Hew They Stand. Played. Won. Lost.PerCent. Helena . ...............28 17 11 607 s.oul ................27 14 18 815 hilipsburg ...... ......26 12 14 48 Butte...................27 11 16 448 OTRER GAMEIk. Results of Yesterday's Contests Between the Clubs oa the Lealue. CINCTorwnAT Sept. 80.-The colts batted terriflcally and won easily. Cincinnati 1, hits 3, errors 1, Chamberlain and Murphy; Chicago 5, hits 14, errors 1, Hutahinson and Kittridge. PrrTenuno, Sept. 80.-Louisville couldn't hit Ehret. Pittsburg 5, hits 8, errors 4, Ebret and Miller; Louisville 1, hits 2, er rors 4, Clauson and Merritt. NEw Yoio. Sept. 80.-The quakers won by luak. New York 4, hits 11, errors 1, Rusis and Ewing; Philadelphia 6, hits 5, errots 1, Keefe ang Clements. ST. Louis, Sept. 80.-Caruthers waseffeot rve, Davies weak and supported poorly. St, Louis 7, hits 11, errors 4, Caruthers and auckley; Cleveland 5, hits 9, errors 4, Davies and Zimmer. BRooKLYN, Sept. 80.--Baltimore's effective battery work won. Brooklyn 4, hits 6, er rors 4, Kennedy and Darby; Baltimore 5, hits 12, errors 4, Schmidt and Robinson. BOSTON, Sept. 80.-The senators were out played at all points. Boston 13, hits 11, errors 3, Nichols, Kelly and Bennett; Washington 3, hits 9, errors 5, Killen and Dowse. MORE FAST TIME. Six Remarkable Beats at Terre Haute Belle Vera Goes Fast. TEMEa HAUrrO, Ind., Sept. 80.-At to-day's meeting the record of Maud S. was tied by S. A. Brown & Co.'s Belle Vera, by Vatican, and the fastest six heats on record were trotted in the free for all. 2:20 pace-Flowing Tide won, Booker sec ond, Jenny Hawthorne third. Best time, 2:16,4. 2:18 trot-Reina won, Clara D. second, Erminio third. Beet time, 2:13%. Free for all trot--Ryland T. won, Jack second, Little Albert third. Charleston also started. Time, 2:1134, 2:12%, 2:12, 2:12%, 2:114, 2:143. All these heats were sha ply contested. The 2:14 trot, in which Belle Vera, Wal ter E., So Long, tt. Vincent and Mattie H. participated, furnished the sensation of the day, Belle Vera, driven by Doble, going to the head in the first heat and holding it throughout, making the half in 1:05%, and the mile in 2:08%. Walter E. won the su-. ceeding three heats. 2:17 pace-Nellie B. won, Uthurst second. Best time, 2:124, Gravesend Races. GcAVe9END. Sept. 30.-Conditions per reet. Mile-Crotchet won, Major Daly seo hnd, Silver Prince third. Time, 1:14. Mile and one-sixteenth-rDolly MeCons won, Dagonet second, Temple third. Time, 1:49%. Six furlongs-White Rose won, Strath neath second, Tormentor third. Time, 1:1434. MiRe and one-quarter-Candelabra won, Leonwell second, The Pepper third. Time, ::09?%. Five furlongs-Uncle Sim won, Maid Harian second, Chattanooga third. Time, 1:02. Six furlongs-Walcott won, Lallah sec nd, Holy third. Time, 1:15%. Established a Century Record. TonoNTo, Sept. 30.-David Nesmith, ihacmpion long distance rtder of the Tor into Bicycle club, to-day established a arak record for 100 miles. He covered the tistance in 5:32:9 1-5. resting for fourteen ninnies at the eighty-third mile, owing to tiffness. On the Cinder Path. S.rtNorr.iln, Mass., Sept. 30,-Windle nade a mile, dying start, to-day in 2:04 4-5, ,enting Zimmerman's record and the world's record, 2:0(; 4-5. Windle passed the bree-quarter post in 1:32 3-5, lowering the ecord, 1:33 3.5, by Tyler. BANK 'CACARINGS. tusiness Done During the Past Week in the Money Centers. New YonR, Sept. 30.-The following table, compiled by Bradstreet's, shows the banks' clearings for the week ending Sept. 29, with -errentage of increaseor decrease compared with the corresponding week of last year: lew York..............S 501,55i,000 Lec. 27.4 oton ..... ........... 84175,0180 1eo. 15.7 aticago.......... 11.5,8000 ee. 25. 'l iacllphispt...2...... T:211.0 00 N, comp t b.. o s ............ 1,70,000 ine. 7., n I'r0nci eo ........ 1, t ] c, 60 altil rkreu... ..... 1,20,':t100 In (. 1.0 'inrinurrti.............. .l, i,00 n . 0.tl itt~llrr ............. 14 7l,8i1.11 Irre. 11.0 iirrnt&l,r lsr. ..r ........ 1.,8,0 1no. 8. .onvt...1.... .t, inc. 37.1 t. A.anl. .............. 8 . . 1.1 'rrlilr. Or, .ire... 2... 2.2,)1.0 1o111'. l1 1 rot I.nk....... . .i.1122,tlt iltr. 22,1 m 1geles . . ......i.... .e. 1.1 lveston ......... 6,71 ;00 i)o. 24.9 olena ................ 72.10 No ro,mp icrat I'rll.. .......... 20.: rkson...... ..... 1.029.0(} lotl for lthe loadinr eities of tlr United atal, Seirt. 29. wars $1.057.,541.070 dec. 1IL9 tpr ent. compared with eame week let year. Ctlosintg thie Conference. NwstwrK, N. J., Sept. 30.-The final day's roeeedings of the German UCtholia eun ress began this morning with a solemn .ass of thankayiving. Rev. I)r. Pople, of 'ashington, preachd the sermon, sapeak rg manly on the social question, whiih, said, sthould be, viewed from the stand tint of religion. At a lueeting of the eisate' society, Rory. H11. Messner was elected resident ftor the enaning year. M urder the Mlotive for Arson. DEuVE, Sept. 80.,-The Buena Vista hotel rae destroyed by fire at an early hour this orning. iGastavre Kearse, a lodger, per hed and Anna G(nderson. A. MoDugal, ud Tom Arnould, severely, perhaps fatally xrned. 'ithe police believe the fire nesn lary and the design murder and robbery. earea in known to have had a large sam of oney last night and no trane of it was anld on the remains. ThIe Itonss (;Gabler Indlcted. CnrrAK,, Sept 80.-An Indletment againa) iehael OC. MDonald for attempted briber) a the Garfield park eases was turned into n rtto-dlay. The extreme penalty is a Sof $,O000. McoDonald was released on 1,000 bail. A IHUVH MINV PASSING Three Decades of Office-Holding Seem to Have Dimmed Sher. men's Intelleet. Makes a Speeoh Filled With Fool ish Referenoes to the Confed. erate Constitution.. Grover Cleveland In Consultatlen With the Leaders l iNew York City-Other Political News. CLEVELAND, Sept. 30.-Senator Sherman spoke at North Fairfield, Huron county, to day. It was his opening speech in the cam paiRn, and he went into the Fourteenth congressional district, where there is a bit ter fight, with Congressman Harter, demo crat, on one side, and E. G. Johnson, re publican; on the other. About five thou sand persons were at the meeting. Senator Sherman reviewed the material progress of the United States under protective tariff sine 1861, elaiming that all prosperity is due the republican policy. He said: "We stand by this policy. We maintain and defend it as constitutional and right, as beneficial to all classes of our people, and as one of the best results of the republican policy. To say that this policy of proteo tion, the principal design of which is to promote the interests of the laboring man, is a fraud upon him, is a falsehood which every reasoning being can detect. Modern democracy has thrown off all disguises and declared openly for the duetrine proolaimed in the confederate constitution, and first announced by Calhoun." Sherman said he noticed that Senator Hill insisted in a recent speech that the democratic party still stands on the old doctrine of tariff for revenue with inciden tal protection. Senator Hill's position, he said, is not tenable, for the reason that the democratic convention not only rejected the incidental protection idea, but substi tuted for it the provisions of the confeder ate constitution. "'It is for you, fellow citizens," continued the senator, "to say whether the republican policy, which has mgintained so long and successfully, which has produced such won - derful results upon history and and the prosperity of our country, which already has advanced us to the richest farming country and greatest manufacturing coun try in the world, shall be abandoned to carry out the ideas of the confederate states, and the free trade notions of com mercial cities and professional dudes, whose only idea is that "tis English, you know."' ie quoted from the report of Labor Com missioner Peck, of New York, and dwelt upon the decreased price of sugar. the en largement of foreign trade, etc. The sena tor said that while the democratie and re rqflietc parties oooupied about the same poshiion in their platforms on the silver question it must not be forgotten that a majority of democrats in both senate and house frequently voted last winter for the free coinage of silver. He said the result of free coinage would be disastrous to all industries and especially severe upon the laborer and the poor. The senator devoted some time to democratic declarations in favor of the repeal of the tax on state bank circulation, and went over the history of wildcat banking in the west. THE VETS ARE ALL RIGHT. Only Pension Freebooters and Pirates Un friendly to Cleveland. Nw Yoar, Sept. 30.-Congressman Amos J. Cummings got back from Washington to-day, where he had been a participant In the Grand Army parade as a member of Horace Greeley post. Mr. Cummings talked interestingly of hisvisit and of what he heard of the political outlook from friends in Washington. "The statement," said he, "that the bulk of the members of the Grand Army favor the republican ticket is untrue. Thousands of the veterans wore Cleveland buttons, and there were many veteran democrats in the parade. wearing the G. A. 1R. uniform. Among them were Gen. Martin T. McMahon, adjutant general of the old Sixth corps: Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, Geo. Henry WV. Slocum, LGen. John M. Palmer. Gen. Wm S. . Roserans, Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett, Gen. Wm. W. Averill, Gen. Walter C. Newberry of Illinois, Gen. Samuel 8. Yoder of Ohio. Col. Hosea M. Rockwell of Elmira, Col. Albert 8. Greenleaf of Rochester, and many others. there were enough democrats among the veterans fo make an army corps. The feeling among the veterans was aptly shown at the theater on Thursday night. An allu sion to Cleveland brought the house down. The veterans arose and gave three cheers, and they were tremandous cheers. As far as 1 could learn Mr. Cleveland's vetoes of the private pension bills were upheld by the veterans. The president as a rule vetoed pensions that were granted to deserters and others who were unworthy of them. It is a fact that he signed more pension bills than President Harrison has signed in his term of office. The Grand Army is all right. Its members will poll a strong vote for ('leveland anti HSevenson. Under the constitution of the Grand Army there should be no iolitios in the organizitton. i'he vetosaus understood this, anti the doeo ernts who fought in the war will vote the str.lght democratic tickiet." ]r. Cuommings talkc d with represeintative deimoerate f romn most of the sonthern states in Washington and fromn them gleaned an interesting budges of newsa. "West Vtr ginia," he says, "is alive with enthusiaism for the democratic ticket. '1 he ilepublicanus intended to strain every nerve to beat \'ni. IL. Wilson for congress. Ihey have nlot given up the fight. but there rseems to be no ldoubt of his re-election. Democrats fiom there declare that the state is safe. \We abhll trobably elect every 'demorrtio con greseman and carry the state for Cleveland by a larger majority than in 1884. lomn old Virginia the news is equally enouragr ing. The force bill has been made the issue, and the effect is such that leading dmocrate claim the state for Cleveland by at least 5,000 majority. 'T'he republicans still say that they will gain one or two coi gresemenu. As thines look now this seems improbablo. lMahone is taking no ,ative part in the camopatan and Lang ston is inert. Favorable reports have also beat received in Washington from North (Carolina. The fight here is a very ,itter one, but Mr. SHimmons,. the chairman I if the democratic state committe, is sonti lent of victory. The republicans had first 1 iaimsd five of the cong essional districts, hut they will doi well if they secure one. t'hey ihad one in the lest oongress. Houth 'arolina is safe. No republicon hae the iardihood to olaim anything in this etate. La Tennessee the prospects are very bright. Ioger Q. Mills has written a letter aurging he re-elecOtion of congressmen in Tennie ie and Kentuaky who voted against him ' i his canvass for aspeaker, and this is hay- I ug a benefletal effect. There la no chance I fa republiaonn victory in Tenaesee, and I snder no circumstances can they make con Iressional gaine. Taylor's and IiHank's dls niet will probably remain trpublican as I aeretofore. In Georgia the outlook is also iright. Democrats here claim that in the .te elcntion in October they will i give a larger democratic majority than usual. The situation in Alabama is moone mixed. In some of the congressional dis tricts the republicans and democrats have fused and it is said that republican money is belng spent lavishly in the state. Gov. Jones and others, however, believe that the state will, as usual, cast its votle for the democratic electoral ticket. "I hear that Louis McComas, the secre tary of the repablican national committee, has been raising the devil in Maryland. .ie went into his old district, which is very otose, and made a force bill speech. The republican candidate for congress is wild over it. lie thought he had some chance of beating MeKaig, the democratio candidate, bat it is said that he regards MoComas' speech as knocking him entirely out of the race. What makes it worse is the fact that McComas was the candidate's leading op ponent for the nomination." CLEVELANI, IN NEW YORK. Vlsited by all the leading Party Men In the (Jty. Nrw Yonx, Sept. 30.-Grover Cleveland arrived from Buzzard's Bay this morning. He was driven at once to the Victoria hotel, where he will remain during his stay, the duration of which is not known. lie was received by 200 people at the pier. Among the early callers was W. IIt. Grace, who held a brief conference with the ex-president. It is understood that the conference between Cleveland and Grace related to the anti snapper's position on local politics. Cleve land subsequently said he could not disuons the local political situation. Senator Hill is here. It is understood the political man agers will try to get them together. All members of the democratic national com mittee in town called on Cleveland this afternoon and remained with him over an hour. They included Don M. Dickinson, Secretary Sheerin, A. P. Gorman, Calvin S. Brice, Josiah Quincy and B. B. Smalley. This evening there were many callers at Mr. Cleveland's apartments. Ex-Secretary Whitney remained with Mr. Cleveland most of the evening. Representatives of both the regular state organization and the anti-snappers called and had conferences. After the state committee adjourned with out nominating a candidate for chief jus tice of the court of appeals. presumably waiting the action of the anti-snappers. Messre. Croker and Daly hurried over to the hotel and had a long talk. On leaving the hotel Croker said he had important matter but couldn't say anything about it until Cleveland gave permission. If Mr. Whitney, who is generally recog nized as Cleveland's representative, speaks his sentiments, the ex-president will not oppose a third ticket in the city. Whitney is of the opinion that the more democratic local candidates there are, the fuller the vote will be for the national ticket. Croker said there is danger from the third ticket movement, not that he fears opposition to tammany, but a third ticket would be used for trading, and the trading of legislative candidates might cause the loss of a United States senatorship. When Mr. Grace emerged from his conference he said be had a long talk with Cleveland on the situation; that the ex-president considered his pros pects of election splendid, judging from re ports received. Grace said he did not men tion any independent local ticket to Cleve land, not thinking the latter ought to be asked to interfere in these local affairs. The anti-snappers had a meeting to-night at which Grace was present. The general sentiment of the speakers favored putting forth a local ticket, and the sentiment was lously applauded by the gathering. Noth ing definite, however, was determined, and the conference committee was instructed to see the other district organizations. Energetic Campaignt I Iowa. NEW YoRx, Sept. 30.-A number of prom inent Iowa democrats had a lengthy con ference with the democratic campaign com mittee this afternoon, urging that with proper effort Iowa can be carried for Cleve land and Stevenson. The committee de cided to aid by the general distribution of documents and the assignment of speak ers. An energetic campaign is already be ing conducted in Iowa by leading demo crats. CHARGED WITH TREASON. The Homestead Advisory Committee Ar rested on That Grounld. HOMESTEAD, Pa., Sept. 30.-There was a sensation here to-night when a number of members of advisory committee of strikers, Chairman Crawford and Members Baird, Rlyland, Dierken and Brown, were arrested. They are charged with treason. The war rants are based on information filed with Chief Justice Paxson. The arrests were very unexpected. They were taken to Pitts burg and landed in jail. The strikers are very much excited. Information against the men charge O'Donnell, MoLuckie and thirty others, all members of the advisory committee, with ordeaning, preparing and levying war against the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, defring and resistinr hier constitution, laws and authority. 'Thle pe titions on which Chief Justice Paxson issued the warrants were made by county officers. This is the first time in the history of the state that any resident has been charged treason, and the outcome of the cases will he watched with interest. The penalty is twelve years imprisonment. FIRE AT I.UMISEY. Supposed to Ile of InR,rendiary Origin-Thi Rulidigs Dest ):troyed, G(iAtN'ra, Sept. 30.-j- Secial. -The fruit store of H. L. Dunmore, the postoffice and the Athletic club hall at Rumaey were burned between 10 nnd 12 o'clock last night. The fire oriL'inater in the club hall and it is supposed to harye been inondtlary. I)uu more, who rooma in the building adjoining the hall, was awrkened atbout 10 o'clock by the sound of foot farlls fromr the empty hall and imalrrgiod heRrritg olme on0e striking a matchb. ie thought strangely of it, but was not thoroughly aroused until the on mistakable sound of burning timbers warned himn of the dn ger lhe was it. ily the time the first alarm was given the fire had gained lunch l:oedway that the three buildia's were dooiiieri before any effectual etfforts could be made to check its fury. lThe exact loss is not known. N ,ws of Iillling ]1hIINu e, Sept. 30.--[Special. ]-Judge Miiburn has approirted Ikn 'I'oole, of u11 lnges, to fill the vacancy created Iby tire ree Ignation of County t'omnlissioner iloots, who, for nearly two years after his removal from Yellowstone to Meagher, has contin ned to discharge the ollice. T'he directors of the county fair have de eided to hold open an rxtra day. To-mor row is the third day. The attendance was large today aund the interest greater, and to-mnorrow's attr action promise a great day. Itickards, HIlamilton, Weed and Col. Ma lone adiressed a crorrwded audience at the court honce to-night. Thie rttiike May Spreari C':Dtir IlllIr. is., Sept. 80.--'the Oper ators' strike situatlon is becoming more serious. A number of trainmen's meetings have been called to consider the matter and Chieat Operator ItRamsay said to-day an in. restigation is being mqde concerning the connection of the idok Island with the anrlington, Cedar Rtpids & iNorthern. If it is found that the itook Island owns a contrrlling interest a strike will be deolared on that road. A HIGHWAYMAN CAUGHT, But the Man He Meant to Have Robbed Made Good His Escape. Polioemen Were in Hiding and Appeared at the Proper Time. The Intended Victim May Turn Up When He Finds It Wasn't a Footpad Chas. lug Him. The pollce of Helena last night stopped short the career of a very promising highway man by oaptarine one would-be knight of the road. His capture was easily affeeted, but his intended victim got away at the time, though hotly pursued by one of the policemen. The chances are he thought the officer who was behind him was the man who ordered him to hold no his hands, and when he learns different will be readily ao cessible as a witness for the prosecution. The man who failed in his first effort at highway robbery in Helena goes by the name of Bryan Fitzgerald. On Aga. 15 he was arrested for vagrancy, and while on the chain gang allowed himself to be inter viewed by one of the local papers, com plaining bitterly of the treatment the pris oners received and of the workings of the police laws in general. When his time was out he was advised to leave town, and did so. Recently he returned. Sergeant Callahan received information last night to the effect that Fitzgerald was back in town and bent on mischief. He was well known to the police and when Officers Barrett and Martin, in citizen's dress, and Detective Finnegan started after him they had no difficulty in traeeing him. They found him hanging around the inter section of Main street and Helena avenue, in company with another suspicious character. Finnegan concealed him self near the Steamboat block, Barrett got among the old tail ings on the south side of Helena avenue and Martin got behind the big sign board right where the two roads meet. About half past eleven some one was heard coming down Main street. Presently a man turned into Helena avenue. He passed the bill board and was at the open space between there and the German hotel when Fitzgerald stepped up to him with a drawn revolver and the order, "Throw no your hands." Before the man had a chance to recover from his surprise and obey the order, the officers jumped out from their places of concealment. Fitz gerald dropped his revolver and started to run towara Main street with the intention of making for the old placer diggings in that direction. LHe didn't get there, as he ran plump into Barrett's arms. Martin picked up the revolver from the sidewalk, and the hinwayman and his outfit were in the hands of the law. which only a few sec c ouds before he had attempted to violate. His companion, having seen the offioers fl rst, escaped across the tailings. Now as to the man who had been or dered to hold up his hands. No sooner did he see the officers jump out into sight than he took to his heels and was on his way down Helena avenue toward the Northern Pacific depot. Finnegan called to him to stop. Either thinking the officers were more dt the same or that it was the high wayman chasing and calling to him, he only hastened hirs pace, and last heard from was getting considerably the better of the foot race. Finnegan lost trace of him at the depot. Fitzgerald was taken to the city hall and locked up. The weapon he had used is an ordinary bulldog revolver. He also had on him a razor and a penknife. In one of his pockets was a small drug store envelope, such as are used for powders. It was la belled poison and in it was enough sugar of lead to have killed a dozen men. The poison was neatly wrapped up in a paper inside the envelope. On the way to the lockup, Fitzgerald was seen to take some thing from his pocket and bite it. As the cover of the envelope showed signs of hav ing been freshly chewed it is thought Fitz gerald tried to bite through the sugar of lead package and poison himself. His teeth missed the package, however, and if he got any of the poison it was too little to have any effect. AT ATHLETIC PARK. One of the Greatest Foot Races in Mon. tana To-morrow. Sunday afternoon at three o'clock there will be an eight mile foot race between Hide Johnson, of Butte, Joe Day, of San Francisco, S. A. Donnell, of Denver, and Wm. Rideout. of Helena. The lovers of sport will no doubt witness one of the greatest races that was ever run in Mon tana, as all of the fleet-footed men are pro nounced to be in good condition. The Athletic association is preparing an ex cellent track. Hide Johnson and Joe Day will arrive this evening. Donnell arrived a few dave ago. Hideout. who won the ten mile rnco at Ilutte recently, arrived from Ton ineond last night, where he has been in traininlu for two weeks. The ladies and gentlemen of Helena a e promised a great race in this event. (liy (Otl tea cued. IJosiwooln. Mlich., 'ept. 30.-Two thous and miners worked all night, taking turn, in the Norris iron mide, seeking to rescue the eleven men buried in the shaft by a fall of ground vesterdlay. Late at night signals were given atlnd answered on the iron pillar, which extends down into theis drift where the men are entombed, showing at least that some of them are still alive. The soceice about the month of the pit are most harlowing. Abrhabm 'rhompson, one of the nmen buried in the Norrie mine, was res cued this morning. It as believed the other ten will perish before they cann be rescued. McKinley L.,aw Coas $2UO,000. SiAN FRANarscO, Sept 80.-3udge Ross. United States district court, decided that the McKinley act did not repeal the act of Ii8, granting the right of drawback of 75 cents per ton on imported bituminous ool, afterwrird usneed for fuel on Aneloaioln steam veserla enugaged in the coasting trade. 'Ihe dreiuiou will result in the payment of $200, 0t) to coal dealers in thie city, who, since the prassare of the act, have been deprived of the drawthakO on all coal sold to Ameri can steamers. Not Coimlsnloned Murderer. WAeBIrNtrTON, Sept. 30.-TThe department of state is itufotrmed by the Chinese minis ter that there is nothing in the sertilloitues found apon C(hinamen irecently arrested in D)etrolt, for being unlawfully in thie United States, to show that the society lasulng them had such object in view as the mur der of the emperor of China. A Uierole .Lie.utensint New Yomx, Sept. 30.-The United SLtates steamer Philadelphia arrived to-day and it has been learned that the recent aqoldent during the sham battle at Baltimore same near blowing up the ship. When the cart ridge exploded before the breeeh of the unn ilored, the chtce leading to the Imnaa.sia