Newspaper Page Text
VOL. XXXIII.-NO. 249. HELENA, MONTANA, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1892. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
kLEIN 18 92 ON OCTOBER IB, 1826, took lace the last drawing under a tate lottery in England. Although the public attraction o this last of a long series of egalized swindles was excessive, and every device was resorted to to induce the public to try their luck, many tickets re mained unsold. The Govern ment income from the lottery was $1,500,000 per year. The Children Have our second floor devoted to them and their needs. Ulsters, Overcoats, Reefers, Suits, Trousers, J-ats and Gaps, Undervvear, J-losiery, Flannel Waists, Qloves and Mittens, Can only be briefly mentioned in a review of the articles grouped on this floor which we designate as our Children's Department. We endeavor to com bine beauty with utili ty in the designs se lected for the young ones. E~'We are sole agents for Dr. Yaeger's Celebrated Sanitary Wear. GEANS & kI¶EIN FAYNING BEFORE BLAINE., Republican Leaders Offer to Make o Harrison Reinstate Him in a the Cabinet. Humiliating Straits to Which a They Are Driven by the Fear of Defeat. Delusion That the Perfunctory Talk at 5 Ophir Farm Will Help the Cause Political News. WARINsYrox, Oct. 17.-Will James G. t Blaine be the next secretary of state if President Harrison l re-elected ? There I are rumors in Washington that at the gath ering of prominent republican leaders at Ophir farm Thursday night Mr. Blaine was notified that if he could conscientiously i sapprort the republican i residential oandi date and conld sa.y something for him that he could have his old position in the state department. It is asserted, at any rate, that he was told that this portfolio would be tendered him and he could accept it or not as he willed. Whether or not this is true, is, of course, not actually known, but there are several repol to afloat in Washing ton and New York which indicate that I there is a great deal in the story. It is not believed, however, that Mr. Blaine would again accept his position under Harrison. It might be pleasing to him to have it ten dered in order that he might make a digni fied declination. No one questions the fact, says the cor respondent of the Minneapolis Journal in this city, that what little Mr. Blaine has said for the republican cause and what he I will do in the future will elect the repub 1.can ticket, if anything can do it in this camraign. His little speech at Ophir farm recently will have a tremendous effect in favor of the republioans. This is even ad mitted by prominent democratas lt will have a great deal to do in influencing the Irieh voters and will not only aid the re publicans in carrying New York, but will have its influence in every other state in the union where Mr. Blaine is still the idol of three-fourths of the republican voters. Corruptionlats Cry Fraud. New YonK, Oct. 17.-There was a scene of considerable activity about republican headquarters to-day. Rerublioins charged fraud in naturalization irrooceses, in that runners from Tammany bring in droves of Hungarians, Poles and Italians who will vote the democratic ticket, the expense of which is paid and the isaeanceof papers fa cilitated. It was also stated that a combina tion to gunge applications for naturalization and out down the rev ublican naturalized vote has been operating more than three weeks, with the full knowledge of the officers of the court. It is oharged further that republican applicants for naturaliza tion are rejected on inanuficient rounde, after spendin reum six hours to two days in an effort to reach the clerk's desk be hind the crowd of Tammany heelers. Why Egan Omitted HIaine. NEW YOrK, Oct. 17.-Minister Egan to day had this to say in regard to recent pub lications endeavoring to create a sensation over the alleged attempt on his part to snub Mr. Blaine at White Plains: "Being called upon to speak without preparation, I omitted to make reference to the manly and patriotic manLer in which Blaine stood by me throughout all attacks made upon me in connection with the Chilean affair. One of the greatest comensations for that diffieult time was the fact my entire cours. was so cordially approved by Blaine, as well as by the president and all members of the cabinet. There is no one who has at higher respect and regard for him than I." Done With the Campaign. New YonR, Oct. 17.--Blaine arrived at the Fifth Avenue hotel this afternoon. His ar rival interested the politicilns in the cor ridor. The republicans seemed delighted, but the democrats quite the reverse. When Blaine's attention was called to the report that he would write another letter, he said: "I would not want to answer directly. If I say 'no,' I shall be besieged by people who will beg me to do bometning for the Iparty; if I say 'yes,' I shall be requested to go hither and yon and I won't know which way to turn. So you see the only thing for me to do is to rest. I'm obliged to takle good care of my health." Blaine looks bet ter than when he went to Ophir fatm. Should Consult at Clairvoyant. NEW YORK, Oct. 17.-Grover Cleveland re turned here this morning. An Associated press reporter showed him a dispatch say ing he had promised the postmaster gener alship to Gov. Gray, of Indiana, in case he wire elected. Arter reading it oarefully he inquired the day of the month. On being told he said that the election wras twtrnty one days later and suggested that questions as to his cabinet were ,omewhat prenmature. He then advised the Interviewer to call a clairvoyant. lie made no more definite reply. Ilrnass land rCanmplran to elegln. NEW York, Oct. 17.-Severoral members of the republican natioual committee gath ered in a closely guarded room at the Fifth Avenue hotel and counferred for severnal hours to-day. The members of the national coummrittee iml ressed on tile local chalrmlnan the importance of carrying the state. It is said that a statement showing an increase of 100 pet cent tn the regntration in repub lican oities will soon be issue I. The state committee announced that the brass hand campaign must begin this week. A Letter Froln Greeshanm. Port TowNsao, Wash., Oct. 17.--Judge W. H. Calkins, formerly of Indiana. has received a letter from Judge Walter Q. Gresham, saying the statements that he would vote the democratic ticket and trke the stump against lnrrison, is unauthor ixad and wholly gratuitous. Dan Slskles Fixed. NEW YOIaK, Oct. 17.--One of the political nurprises of the day was the reported an nounnement that Richard Croker would not be the nominee for congresrs from the Twelfth district, but that the nominee would be Gen. Dl)aniel 8idokles. ay .Live a Ciuonth. WUAnINOTON. Get. 17.-It is laid at the White house that Mrs. Hlarison passed a fairly comfortable night and this morning was stronger, brighter, and livelier than at any tame withint the past three dlave. I)r. Gardner paid a visit to the patient at noon. lie said although she was better this after noon she nevertheless is steadily lousing i:round. Bhe has displayed a great deal of vitallty andi is not o exhausted as the pub hle seemed to think. He thought she might linger a month yet, unless some unforeseen aonsliaentlon arose. NO PARADE UP TOWN. First ,oeeral r ick Over the Eaercises to lie Held tIn Chicago. Cur-. Ao. Oct. 17.-A clamorous expres lon of disappointment was raised to-day over the offloial annnunnement that the great military parade at the World's fair dedication would be confined to the out skirts of the city, consisting only of a short ma:oh from Washington park to the World's fair grounds, While the manag ers of the parade declare that there never was any intent ion of parading the down town st eetls, there is no doubt that such an idea was generally entertained and the consensusa of opinion this afternoon was that those responsi ble for the arrangement had made a grave mistake which could hardly fail to t lead to widespread criticism and ill-feeling, United States infantry, cavalry, artillery and marines, to the number of 2,700 went into camp at the World's fair grounds to day. A larger body of troops will arrive to-morrow and Wednesday. Advance guards of the militia of different states are on the ground also, making arrangements for the reception of their regiments, many of which will arrive to-morrow. The mem- i bers of the national commission and board of lady managers, as well as distinguished visitors and horiues of eight-seers, are pour. ing into town as they never did before. I Great activity was displayed by the mer chants to-day in decorating their buildings preparatory to the dedication. Grover Cleveland, Mrs. Cleveland and Baby Ruth will not come to Chicago after all. Seoretary Colp, of the committee on ceremonies, to-day received the following letter from Mr. Cleveland: "My respotse to your courteous Invita tion to attend the dedication services of the World's Columbian exposition has been long delayed. I should be very lad to be piesenton the interesting occasion, and thus show my appreoiation of its impor tanoe, if 1 could do so solemnly as an ex president of the United States. I am sure, however, this is impossible. and I am un willing to undertake a trip which, from beginning to end, despite all efforts on my part, wonuld be regarded as a political tour made by a candidate for the presidency. My general aversion to such a trip is overwhelmingly increased in this in stance when I recall the afflictive dispensa tion which detains at the bedside of his sick wife another candidate for the presi dency. I thus frankly state the reasons which constrain me to forego the satisfac tion which acceptance of your invitation would otherwise afford me. I hope, in the light of considerate and sympathetic senti ment which ought to be felt by all our peo ple, that these considerations will be deemed abundant justification of my action. Yours trnly, "GaOVER CLEVELAND." Why He Will Stay Away. CrIAroo, Oct. 17.-T'he committee on ceremonies of the World's fair received a letter from Grover Cleveland saying he would not be r resent at the ceremonies. He had intended to do so and the reason for his change of plans is given in the fol lowing sentence from his lette': "I may be over-sensitive and even morbid on the subject, but I cannot allow myself to take political advantage of the sad sickness that keeps President Harrison away from Chi cago." Columbus Not a Hero. NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 17.-Rev. Lee Mitchell preached a sensational sermon on Columbus Sunday. He thanked God that Columbus was not the hero of the Ameri can people. America was discovrred by puritans. "If robbers are Christians," he said, "Columbus was a saint. He put np the first cheats on the natives. Lie loaded the first slave ship." The speaker pro tested against Columbus being held up to children as a hero. CALLED BACK TO BUTTE. Itlly Forrester, iBurglar, Popular With the .Ladies of Lombard. CnIcAoo, Oct. 17.-The presence of a number of ladies with bouquets of floweis and baskets filled with sweetmeats around Central police station this morning created considerable comment. The nature of their visit was soon made known. They are friends and admirers of "'illy" For rester, the well known gentlemanly appear ing, and alleged, safe blower and burglar, now occupying a cell underneath the city hall. His visitors were fiom the little town of Lombard, Ill. Forrestor, it is said, escatr d from jail in Butte City, Mont., last )December. lie is awaiting trial for safe blowing and the shooting of an officer who attempted to arrest him. For some time Sast he has been living in Lombard, and beinig very stylish in dress and gentlemanly in manner, found little trouble of gaining aoees to the most exclusive circles. In fact, it issaid he is engaged to many young la dies of the place. Sheriff Lloyd, of Butte City, is in the city with requisition papers, and will leave to-night for the west with Forrester. No Progress in a Strlke. DIeveFnR, Oct. 17.-I'he strike of engin eers, conductors and trainmen on the seo ond and third divisions of the Denver & I Rio Grande railway remains in almost the Samre condition as last night. Business on the divislous is almost at a utandatill and the effects of the strike are felt along the line. The men on the fiast and fourth idivisions are still at work, and it is learned that the conductors and engineers on these divistons will not strike unless forced to do so by nu crior oiliceis. Chairmuan Vickroy, of the Order of Rail way eleterailihes, said to-day that unless a settlemant of thile trainmen's strike is made the telegraphers on the 1ro Orande would all come out. The at ikers are peaceable and no disturtbance has occurred. osun.gstlrs ilresak Iteourdls. N rAsNIiI .E, Telln.,Ot, t ?17.-Two world' I records wtre broken at Caumberlnnd park, I the race record for yearlings being reduced below 2::k) and the race record for two-year iolds being now 2:15ltI, made by bilicon to day. 'T ack lightlucu fast. 2:25r pace--l1a hirown took three straint, IS tockkwcll secondl, lube Inrrows third, Tip' oti, fourth. Beset tune. 2:171. , Yearling stake--Nelly A. won in 2:2~i1, Cniformation sbcond, lEngramoit third, rted ]lud fourth. Two-vnaR! -old-.stake-Rilicon torok both Sirate, Wilkes Maid second, 'Inmy third, Luclleo fourth. Best time, 2:1.:". I-lghi( llfRstle's l .ierinnutdlto i. I1,is, Idaho, Oct. 17.--Wilson Marvin arrived he e fromi Deer Flat, in No.thern Idaho, tand gives the authorities here the details of a fight with a uannig f horse I thieves whichl occurred last August, but SwhicLh so far has escaped publication. 'Ihis Sganlg of rustlers had ben operating very loldly, runnn larIue nunlmbrs of houces off into lltitish Columlbi. Finali" a ls scc started alter tlhem and casiia upl with them near I)Der Flat. Malrvin says he witrnesed the battle which followed, ii which the en tire gang of rustlers, numbering eight, was extermiiated. Fired I'poa a ('hllean V~satl. P'oT 'i'iownaENDo, Wash., O(toLt 1.--'lThe Chilean bark Augusta wa fired nupon late lanst night four miles below here by the United tater cutter Wolcott. 'The Aaneatn Sattenrpted to leave port withoubt ncusts I house lesarsanc. The trouble was enaused - by a clash ct authority between the Chmlein consul and vice-consul, the latter adviasing I the veasel to sail without proper clearance paper. THE OUTLOOK IS GREAT, Hon. Martin Maginnis Talks on the a Political Situation in the g Eastern States. Indiana, New York and Wisconsin t Practioally Conceded to the Democrats. Other Former Republlsan States Likely to C Tara-Registratlon-Republican Campaign at Marysville. Hon. Martin Magianis has just returned from the east, where he attended the con vention of democratic clubs. Speaking of the political situation last night he said the campaign in the east was a very quiet one when he left, the brass band and torchlight stage of enthusiasm not having yet been reached. o far as the general result on Nov. 8 is concerned, Major Maginnis says the democrats express the utmost confi dence. New York is claimed by a band some majority by those around national democratic headquarters, though the repub licans will not admit it, and profess to be lieve that they will carry the state. "When I was in New York before," said Major Ma gidnis, "the republicans were all split up and were anything but hopeful. On this trip, however, they were pretty well to gether, having gotten Platt into line, and were more hopeful of New York state. In diana, however, is not only claimed by the demoerats by 20,000 majority, but the re publicans are disposed to concede that they haven't much of a show in the president's own state. The democrats are also claim ing Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. The re publicans are not near so confident in claiming Wisconsin as they are in claiming Iowa and Illinois. It looks like the democrats had a splendid show of carrying Wisconsin. Then in Minnesota there is an excellent chance for four anti Harrison electors, and perhaps the other five for Cleveland. The democrats and people's party have fused, the former har ing five and the latter four electors. Two years ago the combined vote of the demo crats and the third party was 50,000 more than that of the republicans." Major Ma t ginnise thinks the outlook for the demo ] cratic party in Npvember is most encour aging. The confidence of the democrats around national headquarters is in striking contrast to the feeling of uncertainty that prevails among the republican managers, a fact shown by the desperate remedies they are putting forth to win. "l here is no way for the republicans to get New York away from Cleveland," says Major Magin nis, "exarpt to buy it." Major Maginnis leaves to-day for Butte to meet the democratic state central com mittee. He will stump the state for the 1 democratic ticket. BULL-DOZING IMETHIODS. How the Republicans Who Went to Marys vLule Acted. The people of Marysville, without regard to politics, are very indignant at what they justly term the bull-dozing methods used by some of the tepublican strikers whe went there last Saturday evening and held a meeting. The affair was well advertised, and while only five republicans took part in the parade the hall where the speaking was held was comfortably filled. The prin cipal speaker of the evening was E. ). Weed, who announced before he began his speech that if anyone in the audience de sired to ask him any questions during its course they were privileged to do so. One or two questions were asked him, to which he replied, and then in the course of his speech touching on the min eral land question, he asked if there was any one in his audience who had been in that vicinity in 1864. At first no one re plied to the query, but Mr. Weed repeating it a second time, an old man sitting in the rear of the hall called out: "I was, for one." iie had scarcely done so before Deputy Sheriff Dyer took hold of him, forced him out of the hall and was in the act of hand cufting him when C. E. Dudley, democratic candidate for the legislature, who happened to witness the affair, told Dyer he had no right to use the man as he was doing. Dyer turned on Dudley and informed him that he was a deputy sheriff and that he could shoot Dudley down where he stood and the latter would have no re course. He was told to po ahead, but the deputy did not doany shooting, and shortly afterward released his prisoner, as he had no warrant of law for holding him. The people of Marysville oesent the in dignity cffere'd them in the fact that the republicans thought it necessary to bring an officer with them. John Deegan, the man Dyer arrested, simuly answered Mr. Weed's question after it had been repeated twice, and was creating no disturbance. As D.yer announced that he was sure to be aptointed in ease Sanders was elected to euccee Jefferis., the voters of Marysville without regain to politics will see that Mr., Sanders has no chance to appoint Mr. Dyer. The Registration. The registration of 1892 in Lewis and Clarke county will be more by over 300 than was estimated. liaturna have been re ceived from every registration dish lot in the county, and the figures are official in eve y cuse except one, that of Stemple dis trict, whern the ntmber was estimated. 'VTh registration hv districts was as follows: liThras, district No. 1 ............. 1.i119 Ihlitnea dirtrirt No. 9 .....................:,. lierr.hlres dietrii't ............ ..... .. :.19 F'ase ttiliana l ieiirii t .......................- V Alaryrrilli diSt rict .....ti.............. ....... i ,Ae ta dl itri ot ...... .... ............ ... . 17 ro lf t rintk listrict.. ...... ... ...... .... 2, Ii i lrit ..................... . . .........10 l tIrarlnt r.t dtst rirc ......... ........... ... th toualel ndistrict cestiaat'd) ................ rTotal1 .............. . .................. 0S Thle Seeostu Ci(ty District. The registration for the precincts in the secind registration district, as prepared by Jacob Loeot, is as follows: 8EVt'ON1) WAaD. P'reeinct :t ......................... .... .......174 tIreurnct 4 .... ...... Total .............. ...... ............ L t8 ALORTH %W %aD. ( otnlnge prect ry t .. iti.10 'roi t 7 ...... ........ .. . ... .. ....... T'rct'ii tt .......... .......................... i 2:I roal......... .............. ..17. 2. t'ricinrt i...........................42........l l'roiii ...t.... ............. . l i 'Totall ........................... . . ..... t. ) NCVEN'I'LI \VAldI). I'r'clint 11 ............. ...............11 l'rirri t It l . ................ . ..... t 'ITotal................. . .................781 VAI.I.FY ANt uOLLIt.ri. t',llh' ir retcnl c 21. ... ........... ........... t \alley Irr cinct -9 ..................... ........ 9 Total ................................. ..... 90 UPHIIl) THE LAW. The Mclhigan Electoral Recheme Ifeld to lie Constitutional. WAsu.naoror, Oct. 17.-The United States supreme court, by Chief Justice Fullor, to day reaffirmed the judgment of the Michi gan supreme court upholding the famous Miner law, providing for the choice of pres idential electors by congressional districts instead of by the state as a whole. The court holds that the fourteenth amendment to the constitution of the United Htatqs did not limit the right of a state to fix a mode of choosing electors. The conceded effect of the decision is to aive a part at least of the Michigan electoral vote to Cleveland. The opinion was unanimous. Chief Justice Fuller, in announcing the conclusion of the court, said the annonuce ment is made at this time because of the exigency suggested by counsel requiring early action. Hereafter the court would file an opinion setting forth more fully the grounds on which it decided the ease. On the question of jurisdiction, which point the democrats waived, the chief justice said the court ruled that under section 700, re vised statutes, it had jurisdiction. The chief justice said, further, that the court ruled that in view of the language of the ctause of the constitution giving to the state legislature the right to determine the method of choosing presidential electors, and contemporaneous construction, it can not be held invalid for want of power in the state legislature to pass such law, add iug that the clause of the first section of article 2 of the constitution was not changed by the fourteenth amendment, nor is the law obnoxious to that amendment. The Itatl in Court. WAsrTNiOTON, Oct. 17.-Attorney General Miller moved for a writ of certiorari before the supreme court to bring the case of the United States against the steamship Itata before the court. 'I he lower court decided against the right of the United States to seize the Itate, and a speedy determin ation by the highest court is wanted. 'J he supreme court adjourned this afternoon until Monday to permit the justices to at tend the dedicatory exercises at Chicago. Exports of iireadstuff.. WASHINoTON, Oct. 17.-The total value of the exports of domestic breadstaffs from the United States for the month ending Sept. 30 was $17,305,085, of which amount the Pacific districts are credited with $2, 675,957, the port of New York leading with $5,5.)5,079. The aggregate for the nine months ending hept. 30 was $183,545,002; for the same time in 1891, $145,025,129; an increase of $38.519,873, STATIE NEWS. Further Reports of Registration in the ,tate-Other News. LIVINGrTON, Oct. 17.-[Special..-The total registration for Park county will reach 2,600. The following is the registration by precincts as reported to-day: Livingston 1,005. Big Timber 230. Red Lodge 376, Coke dale 122, Melville 90, Boulder 97, McLead 40, Sweet Grass 25, Horr 1716, Cascade 72, Richland 45, Fridley 46, Chico 70, Hunter's Hot Springs 15, bpringdale 25. No returns have been received from Cooke City, Gardi ner or Shields River, but they have been estimated at 125, forty and fifty respect ively. The registration is an increase over two years ago of about 800. iutte Democeratq. BIUTTE, Oct. 17.-[[Special.]-There was a lively time at the meeting of the young men's democratic club here tornight. One of the members oflered a resolution that the club endorse Butte for the capital. Ja mediately there was an uproar and several excited speeches were mado and several members offered their resignations. Finally the president ruled the resolution out of order, ending the matter. tepublican Rally and Dance. MAIDEN, Oct. 17.-[Special.]-S. . G. Mr ray, of Missoula. A. B. Joy, of Livingston, and Mr. Chandler, of Fergus county, spoke here for the republicans. The Lewistown flambean club, fifty strong, and the Lewis town juvenile and campaign bands took part in the parade. The weather was stormy, though the attendance was about 400. There was a dance after the rally. tleadquarters Opened In ltntte. BUTTE, Oct. 17.-[Special.]-Bozeman has opened capital headquarters in the Oweley block in this city and it is understood that Anaconda will have quarters in a few days. A meeting in the interest of Butte will be held Wednesday night at the opera house. Registration in Gallatla. BozxasN, Oct. 17.-[Svecial.]--The total registration for the city of Bozeman is 1,520; diat of the county is not made up yet but will be about 2,502. 'lb. C.'o.t, -it at an End. MIs.NAn'iors, Oct. IS.--iThe closing ses sion of the Congregational conncil was held this morning. A resolution was passed recognizing the splendid advance made by the neoro race in the south in the accumulation ol lpro1,erty. advancement in eduoation and morals under the 1most ad verse conditions; deploring acts of violence directed against them; proffering theta sympathy and support in their efforts to secure the protection of laws and political rights. The report from the committee on union with Free llaptists and other denom inatiouns stated that no results have been reached, but recommending she continu ancoe of the connutttee. A number of standing conmmittees were appointed, and the council finally adjourned late this af ternoon to meet three years hence in San FB ancisco. Eleven Inullngs, No Ituns. (ireVrtANo, Oc)t. 17.--The first game of the closing championship series between Boston rind Cleveland was called on ac count of darkness after eleven innings were played and not a run scored. It was a pitcher's battle throughout. Young was iin splendid form, and six singles were all lie gave the visitors. Stivette was less liberal. Only two Instouse ot as far as third base, while .or kett, for ('leveland, nearly reached the plate in the ninth. Theo pitchers' sullipot w.'s almost perfect. The only error w I a wild throw by Zimmer. 'The autins was a meost blillarit exhibition of scientloic playing. Cleveland 0, hits 4, e rors 1. Young and Zirtuuoe. Boston 0, hits i, errors 0. Stivetts and Kelly. Uim pires, buyder and Enlslhe. ('urlntt'as I'lt C(urt. ltt, O., Oct. 17.-While Corbett was at Toledo the Libby , lass works obtained a plaster cast of his right hand. From this model glaes paper weights will be made to be placed onr exbibitionr and sold at the World's fair with an allidavit from the champion. Five ntattllng Ihounds. ('n.Crno, Oct. 17.--In a rattling mill on the west side this morning Dick Moore, the St. P'aul middleweight, defeated Tim Crow ley, of Boston, after five furious rounds. T'he pursee was l300), while the gate receipts reached an equal amount. DILLON AND HELENAROAOA Local Capitalists Will Build It if Outside Men Do Not Care to. Well-Known Men Who Give Rea sons Why It Should Be Done. It Would Open to Helena Merehamat a Productive Territory and Add to the Taxable Wealth. The interest In the construction of a railroad from Dillon to Holena, instead of flagging, is growing all the time, at least so far as Helena capitalists and business men generally are concerned. All of the rentle men interested in the Helena & Castle rail road say that project has now reashed the point where construction is assured, and the only regret they express in regard to it is that instead of losing as much time as they have in inducing eastern capital to take hold of it, they did not build a por tion of it before they tried to interest outside capital. But the delays in the Castle road have not been without their good effect, becnuse the same people who are interested in it, are also prepared to go into the Dillon enter prise. neveral of the gentlemen talking about the latter enterprise yesterday, had very decided views upon it, A. M. Bolter, asked if he favored the construction by lo cal capitalists, in case neither the Union nor Northern Pacific railroads would do so, said be certainly did. "Twelve years ago," said Mr. Holter, "when I was a member of the territorial legislature I introduced a bill providing that Lewis and Clarke county give a subsidy of $200,000 to the Union Pacific railroad if it would build that road. I do not as a rule believe in subsidies, bat that I regarded as a business proposition. I would not favor giving a million dollar subsidy, but I thought, and still be lieve, that a railroad from Dillon to Helena would be worth $200,000 to this county. It is not the business such a road would bring hebre, but it would add that much more to the taxable wealth of the county, and so would reduce the taxes of all the residents of the county. It has always been a mys tery to me why the Union Pacific did not construct the line from Dillon to Helena, or at least a portion of it. 1 know there would be a good business for such a line." Another Helena merchant who has been quietly at work on the Dillon & Helena vroject is D. A. Cory, of Bach, Core & Co. T'alking of it yesterday he said: "A year and a half ago Judge Blake, Mr. Seligman and nmyself went to Boston especially to see Chas. Francis Adams, the president of the Union Pacific railroad in regard to such a line. We did not see him, and from what I learned afterwards I do not think we would have ahcumplslled anythino had1 we done so. I believe in going right ahead with that road, if neither the Union Paoifti or Northern I'acidc will agree to build it. As I understand it will not be an expensive line to grade, and if the people will aive the right of way, and I believe they will, we in Helena can push it ahead. It will open up for the merchants anohterl jobbing territory because there will be some new towns springing up, and then the valleys it will pass th ough and the mining camps it will tap, will add a good many thousand dollars annually to the business of the city." Another Uentleman who has had a good deal of experience in the construction of branch roads from Helena Is Henry M. Parchen. "I am most assuredly in favor of local capitalists taking hold of and building a road from Helena to Dillon in case neither the Union nor Northern Pa cific will do so." said Mr. Parchen yester day. "I believe such a road would be a good investment, and not only open up a rich and productive country, but would add greatly to the business of Helena. There have been some vexatious delays in the Castle matter, but I believe these are over now, and that in a day or two we will be in shape to take hold of the Dillon enter prise." A. J. Seligman also is greatly interested in the Dillon & Helena road. "I have not kept track of the recent developments in that matter," said Mr. Seligman yesterday, "as I have been away, but I became inter ested in the ente prise over a year ago. I am heartily in favor of local people taking hold of it. in case neither the Union or Northern Pacifoi will build it. I think the right of way will be given, and it will bring a fig business to lielena." Messrs. C. W. Cannon, it. C. Wallace, Gen. liHaris and half a dozen other gentle men were also of the opinion that local people could not do better than to build the road if such a course was found necessary. Yoeung Salvlni's Great Hit. SAN F5ANICtsco, Oct. 17.-( Special. ]-Alex. ander -alviui began his first engagement as a star in San Francisco to-night at the California theatre before one of the largest and most fashionable audiences of the season. The opening bill was a scenic re vival of Ieunnery's popular romance, "Don Caesar de Bazan," of which the young actor presents his own version in five acts. adapted from the English, French and I Spanish dramatio editions. The play has been made familiar here by Booth, Feebhter and other actors of note, but it never created the enthusiasm that it did to-night with young l;alvini as the reckless Spanish grandee. Salvini was given an ovation. Manager Wilkison has at ranged for his ap pearance in all the cities of the Pacifio coast and northwest, inelading Helena, previous to his return east. Hlorse Th'eves Assassinated. Ltrvau. Oct. 17.-A Republican special from Cheyenne says: J. 8. Bledfor and Dab Blurch, who were acquitted on the charge of horse stealing, and ofterward rearrested for contempt of court, nnis bemig displayed by the prisoners during the trial, w ruo fined $10. 'they would not pay this, aend were sent to the Buflrtlo jail in charge of a deputy, handoulfed and tied together. When five miles front liunanza a party of disguised men stepped froe aumbusli and or dered the deputy to tetreat. liedfor and lturoh were thou assassinated anti thesir liorseA shot under them. There is no alte to the murderers. Itltllway FIlr*,emnu Elect Otteers. SAN FaANca'etio. O5. 17.-The protlctlve boarde of Hrotherhood of Locomotive Fire men of the Atlantic l'aciilo systems of thelSouthern I'acifio railroad were in ass slon in this city several days and elected the following tie officers of the organiza tion: 'Chairman of the general board, H. H. Norton., of Sin Antonio. Tax.; vice chairman, S. M . Green, of Los Angeleas secretary, li. 1. Walther, of Dansmair. Cal. iihtle O)i for Houie. Welrs I'lAtIn, N. Y., Oot. 17.-Blaine concluded his visit to Whitelaw Ield this morning and left for New York. At the conclusion of his stay there he goes t Washington fnr the winter.