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VOL. kXXXI.-NO. 25Z. HELENA. MONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1892.-TWELVE PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS. GANS & -KLEI To - DAY is a legal holiday throughout the country by Act of Congress. It is designed to commemo rate the four hundredth anni versary of the discovery of America by Columbus, and the chief feature of the observance is the dedication of the World's Fair Buildings in Chicago. Un der one roof, 90,ooo persons will occupy chairs, with 35,000 more on the outer circle. Stylish Suits Are just as cheap as those which are not so stylish. Our line of suits this sea son are culled from the enormous variety afforded in the Eastern markets to a purchaser who Buys His Goods for Cash. Thel Benefit Arising redounds to the ad vantage of our patrons who are thus permitted the widest range of selec tion within a restricted limit of prices. Inducemenits To invest will not be want ing after inspecting the beautiful combinations the new qoods display. GANS & kILEIN THIS WAS PEOPLE'S DAY And They Swarmed the Streets of Chioago in Numbers Almost Unprecedented. r Civio Parade Was raotion That Drew Them Out. Nearly 100,000 Men In the Line-Bappy Omen of the luesse of the World's Fair. CrmoAoo, Oct. 20.-The second day of the seriesof pageants aommemorative of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, in con nection with the dedication ofthe build nugs for housing the great Columbian ex position, opened cheerless and cold, with dull clouds obscuring the face of the sky. But in spite of these adverse conditions there was no lack of enthusiasm among tile vast crowd gathered in the city from all quarters of the country and from all na tions of the globe to witness this momen tous event. The ceremonies of the day opened with a great civic parade at 11, in which it is estimated that nearly 100.000 people participated actively, and which was witnessed by a million and a half of spec tators. The work of decorating the city, which had been in proflress for nearly a week, was completed late yesterday afternoon and this morning. The great publio buildings, huge business structures, lofty office build inges in the center of the city, and smaller stores and private residences in the outer districts are gay with bunting, banners, gonfalons. streamers and all the drapery which goes to make up a decorated city o. its most festal occasion. Through miles and miles of streets these decorations are extended in bewildering array of colors from house fronts and flag staffs and hal yards stretched from capstone to founda tion with fluttering flaglets bearing the colors and symbols of every nation under the heavens. The parade formed on the lake front and marched through two miles and a half of business streets, the leading divisions dis banding at the end to make way for those following, before the final divisions had fallen into 'line at the start. The parade was made up as follows: Chief of Police MeOlaughry and the in spectors mounted, followed by a detach ment of mounted police and they in turn by a detachment of police on foot. march ing com, anv front, stretching from cu b to curb, sweeping aside the pressing throng on each side of the street, to make room for those who followed. Next came Sousa's Marine band and the Mexican National band playiug martial music in turn, so that the blare of brass and the resounding d um were heard at all times at the head of the proesesion. Then came Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, grand marshal of the parade, resplendent in 11 the glo y and circumstance of his position in the army of the United States,. followed by his staff and aide-de-camp. Next, superbly mounted. came the Chicago Hussars, in black, with white trimmings, headed by a bugle corps, acting as escort to the mayor and city council of Chicago in carriages, and the governors of the different states, suar rounded by their brilliant military staffs. This closed the first division. The second division was led by the Inde pendent Order of Foresters 12.000 strong, marching twenty-five front. Next came the numerous Italian societies., in which the dark green of sunny Italy showed to advantage. Following them came a gigan tic float representing Columbus discovering America and almost 3800 Greeks wearing their national colors, b:ue and white. Then followed the Patriotic Order Sons of America 8,000 strong. Then followed in c'ose order the Loyal Orange society, each member decked with a bow of orange ribbon. At their heels came 8.500 members of the German turn verein, headed by.the national commission of their order, attired in gray. each man having on his breast the Chicago colors, terra cotta and white. Next 700 members of the Bo hemian turner societies. Then 500 Geman veterans. The nationality suddenly changed again and the plaids of Bonny Scotland stretched in long files, making a total of 1,200 men, for whose machine-y bagpipes swelled their droning notes. They included 250 men of the Rloyal Scots regiment, clad in royal Stuart plaid, and fifty men wearing the uni form of the famoua Black Watch regiment, and those in turn by the ,laids of every elan of Macs between Berwick and John O'Groat's. Britain cmie next, in the black and gold of the Sons 'of St. George, and then shifting the nationality again, came 2,000 members of Crotian and Polish societies. Then ten times as many of the yellow-haired sons of Sweden. In oar iagps were sixteen pretty airls representing in their attire the national female costumes of Sweden and No way, Then same 2,000 boys from the city schools. Then representatives from every Grand Army poet in Chicago and Cook county, and many from the adjacent coun ties, in nil abonu 800, followed Iy a float reprasanting the famous old Monitor as she ap; eared before fighting the Merrimec, The Sons of V. terana, the Dodern Wood man of America, the Uniform Rank of ltoval Arcanum and Knights of Pythias, 2,000 in all, clo.e. the divlsion. The third gand division wnas headed by fifty mounted men, members of the Uni formed Knights of t. Patrick. Next cause the Uniformed hank of the Catholic Order of Foresters. 810 stronr; then forty fve counts of the Order of Forests's, with 4,400 men as a nsub-division, thirty-four coo ts and 2,250 men as another sotub-divi eion, and thirty-one caunlts with 2,044 men as another suob-dilvision. Following them came 700 men of the 1II beriian rifles, and thin 4,000 members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Next came 100 Cntholic Knigllhts of Ame ion, 800 immbers of the Catholic lBenevolent union, 1,000 members of P'olieh Catholic older.s, and 1,000 members of the -oaiety of St. John the Baptist. Then misoilaueous Catholic societies, numbering 1,200 closed the parade. 'lThe reviewing stand was at the north front of the goventnent buildiun., fronting north Adams street, betweeoon Clark and Dearborn, It was flanked by additional stands on Dearborn and (CHrk streets. The front of all. as well as the government building itself, was superbly decorated. In the absence of l'resident Harrison. Vice President Morton was given the place of honor as reviewing officer. Groaped with and near him were the governors of variouns states assembled, foreign diplomats, othler dignitaries and distingaisabed guelts, while on the side stands on Dearborlm and Clark streets were l,1.00 sohool children, dressed in national colore, who sang patriotic songs from tilme to time as the procession filed past. nl all about 6,000 people witnessed the parade from these stands. This was essentally the people's day in the serties of oeremonies. Last night the grand ball at the auditorium weu for the upper ten in orcial sad social life, for gev orsorr. legisltor rand diplomats. T'o-nilht a grand military ball was given for the same ola, habut led by men in naIltlorm, old lace ad shoulder straps. To.morrow's military parade will be confined to the limits of the fair grounad, to whielh admission is only by lard of invitatloni but to-day's show was ride open to whoever could get a point to eei to bootblack and roustabout, to the aborer in blue, it was as free as to the mil uonaire or the pet of society. There were to gates at which a uniformed offleial stood o demand a passport, So it was their day and the common people turned out in fall force, making a holiday, and elbow ing whoever came in their way, whether ristocrat or plebian, with democratic im partiality. Blls in brilliantly lighted rooms, and parades behind high walls nould not signify to the great masses tihe Sedication of the great work which has been preparing many months; but unbend ing files of civic societies, made up of iteo ple whom they in part know in every day life, tricked out in the insignia of the or ganizations to which they belonged, and led by many brass bands, playing martial musio and some not quite martial,-that, indeed, meant that something big was iranspirin., and every one of the onlookers was assisting to mike it the biggest thing if the kind. From early morning they poured in onunt less thousands toward the poi~ite of vantage along the linoof me oh, on root, in vehicles, by street care, on railway trains, from suburbs and surroundinhg country, till not an inch of loom was left on sidewalk, tele graph pole, doorstep or other available station for another foothold, and yet there was not room for all. 'I he stands were arowiled, windows, balconies and roofs were crowdes , and in the bleak October weather multitudes snt while the endless flies of marche.s moved past. Ten miles long was a great pa ade, and at set full wide, and hour after hour, with ever chang ing character, it moved like a mighty river, while the multitude looked on and won dered that the world could contain so many people. Last night society set the glittering seal of approval upon the World's fair. To-day it was the turn of the people to express ap probation, and they did it in a manner that will become historical. Of Chicago's popu lation one in twenty marched in the parade. The other nineteen, reinforced by half a million visitors, packed the stesets, perched on roofs and window sills, and jammed various stands along the line of march. The gigantic procession passed through the streets without delay, always moving swiftly. The crowd that witnessed the pro cession was something astounding. Chicago at diffeent times has handled thronse of visito s, but this one was beyond anything she ever dealt with before. It is estimated that at least 1,200,000 people viewed the parade and after it was over a majority of down-town restaurants were compelled to close doors until they could attend to those who had already gained admittance. In the main, however, Chicago was equal to the oceasion. Nat urally there were some accidents, fainting women and children being trampled upon, and hi re ind there a man dropping from a roof. That the parade was handled in a perfect manner and was permitted to finish the march without hindrance, is due to the etficient police. A BOUND OF REVELRtY. The Country's Youth and Beauty Gath ered There. COncaao, Oct. 20.--Flly ten thousand people thronged the floor of the First infan try armory to night in response to invita tions issued by Lient.-Col. Henry L. Turner, of that regiment. In point of numbers the event far surpassed the notable affair last night, and in brilliancy and success it was fully its equal. Col. Turner's courtesy ex tended to visiting officers of the National gua d and regular army, distinguished guests and their friends. The affair was admirably managed by Col. Turner and Lieat. Henry Barrett Chamberlain, master of ceremonies. The armorny was taste fully and elaborately decorated and its in terior presented a handsome and patriotic appearance. The ball was essentially mili tary in all its features and when the fes tivities were at their height the great floor was coveed with b iuht costumes and brilliant uniforms. The gentlemen pie sented a handsome appearance. Col. Turner wee assisted in receiving by Mrs. Nelson A. Miles, Gen. Miles andM e. Nettleton, Gen. Nettleton and Mrs. Castle man, and others. 'I he reception began at 8:30 and lasted two hours, when the orohes tra, which had been devoting itself to promenade music, changed to a livelier tone, and in a few moments the hall was filled with revolving couples. Shortly after midnight the gentlemen who were to be present at the Fellowship club dinner ad journed and. with Vice-.President Morton at their head, and accompanied by White law Reid and Chauncey M. Depew, went to the armory. Mr. Morton and party were met at the door by a military escort in full uniform and conducted to the receiving party. Later in the evening buglers sounded the officers' call and mem beas of the Loyal Legion formed a circle in the hall. Around them gathered office's of the regular army and navy. and beyond these clustered the national guard. When all was ready they burst forth with the words of "The National Guards," a poem written by Col. Turner for the occasion, and sung to the tune of "Maryland." It was a beautiful scene and the pleasure of listening thousands found vent in loud and hearty applause. After this dancing was reeulned and it was three o'clock or after when Col. Turner shook hands with the last departing guests. FLOW OF tOUL. Dlstinguished Company Around tile Board of the Fellowship Club. CrcAGoo. Oct. 20.-This evening there assembled in the banquet hall of Kingsley's restaurant as noteworthy an assemblage as ever gathered in Cllicago. It was the banquet of the Fellowehipclub, given to friends and honored guests of ChLcago. The preparation of the hosts was wo thy of the distinguished goets. Thie Iall was handsomely deco-ated and illuminante. Among thsee present were VOice-I': ei dent Morton, Ex-President ltayec, Chief Justice Fuller, Chauonr M. Delew, WVhitelaw Reid, beside some four soore othes of equrlr famen. A dainty menu was provided for them. President ScBoott presirded. Alter graer by Cardinal G(lbons, the Imperial quartette sane "America." Early n the dinner P'resident Scott, in the unique manner of the Fellow ship club, iotronced the guests to each other by the passage of the "loving coup," which was circulated among the guests tby F. Willis Rice, who, as he passed aIround, announced the uname of each glentlemlanu paIr trklrng. FIirst to receive and drink wir Vicer-l'resident Mortrei, whlo, as he aro,i, was g eeted with enthusinastio applause. As the ouln continued in its passange eetnoh in turn wls applauded. In the o der of events, when Mr. 1Ice reached New-York's execu tive he introduced hnu as Gov. FlIrwer, of Fire island. When Gov. Thomaos, of Uitah,. was announeedl, the complany *as assured on the honor of Mr. Itice that the chief magistrate of Utah brought only one wife with him. After thewhole roun, wa Iinade Whitelaw Reild weeas introduced and with out regard for politices the omalmany shouted Iunalketl liloer HtammanI. ATCiII:.-rr, Kan., Oct. Lt.-Lst evening five masked men attacked the horse of Porrin Woloott and assaulted Mr. Fowler, a young lawyer, who was calling. The mob flually fltied as the neighbouls were congre gating, but M.a Wolrott tore the mask from the face of one man and reeoganized her husband, whom she is sulng for divorce. Wolcott admitted that he helped the mob, but for the purpose of geatting evidence of his wife's infidelity rather than injaring Fowler. Mrs. Woleott and Fowler deny Imp. oper conduet. PAYING FOR THE CAPITAL, h ra Marcus Daly's Cheek for $2,500 Re- bl ceived by the Coppertown Club in Missoula to at to To Further His Project of Build- at ing the State House Near bl a Smelter. Expects to Bay the Capital and Is Devot- m Ing His Efforts to the Purchase of Votes. MrseoultA, Oat. 20.--[Bpeoial.]-The Ana- I conda Capital elub of this city has received a check for $2,500 from Marouns Daly as the first installment of that gentleman's con tribution to their fund. The club is com- m posed of Mr. Daly's admirers and adhe- D rents who propose to work up sentiment c' hber for Anaconda in spite of unfavorable d conditions. The business men of Missoula generally laugh at the idea of seeing Mr. o Dalms ore railroad built to this city, but the Anaconda club is not working on that element so much as on the floating vote that has no partionlar interest in any lo- C cality. Other good-sized checks have gone b to Hamilton, Kalispell and other towns in the county to enlist elubs in Anaconda's in terest. Where the Anaconda workers can not induce men to pledge their support to the smeltering town they are urging them to a vote for Great Falls or Bozeman so as to prevent a majority in favor of Helena at ii the ensuing election. Leading taxpayers and representative citizens of the county generally take no stock in this sort of cam paigning, and desire to have a decisive vote this year so that the state institutions may be located is almost universal. Among other assurances given by the Anaconda workers is the promise that Mr. Daly will use his influence to secure the state uni- t versity for Missoula in the event that this county gives a majority for Dalyville. This glittering bait, like the paper railroad, eatehes very law gudgeons. WEED DID NOT ANSWER. Evidently He Wanted Only Easy Questions Asked by Hearers. GQaAT FALLS, Oct. 20.--[8pecial.]-The r6publican meeting at the opera house to night drew out a fair sized audience, but not to be compared with the magnificent assemblage that gathered there last night to greet Congressman Dixon. C. M. Web ster presided. E. Bteere, candidate for snperintendent of public instruction, spoke first. He spent most of his time waving the bloody shirt. J. W. Freeman, candi date for county attorney, followed. It took him about fifteen minutes to tell what he knew about the questions of the day. Hon. E. DA t'ed closed the speaking, and con fined his address to a discussion of the re publican side of the silver, wool, mineral land, silver and lead ore questions and wound up by trying to prove how the Mc Kinley law had cheapened the price of liv ing. As usual, Weed challenged the democrats in his audience to stop him if he made any mistakes. He was expatiating on the vast advantages to Montana from the purchase of silver, when J. A. MaoKnight, editor of the Tribune, asked him if he would be kind enough to explain how this purchase bene fited Montana when the price paid for sil ver by the government was less than the eost of mining it. MacKnight said this had usually been the case since the demon etization by the republicans in 1873 and he thought the audience would like to hear where the advantage came in. This was greeted by loud applause, but Weed ig nored the question, denouncing it as an interruntion. It was evidently not one of the questions he cared to reply to and his failure to do so made votes for the demo cratic ticket. IN POOR COMPANY. Col. lBetkin Speaks From the Same Plat formn With IRikards. MITsouorLA, ot. 20.-[Special.]-The re publican club, to the number of fifty, in I uniform and with torches, paraded with the post band this euening. Col. Botkin. whom they expected to meet, was on a de layed train, so they returned to the opera house and made up a portion of the audi ence which nearly filled the halL Lieut. Gov. Rtiokards addressed the audience for nearly an hour and a half on the issues of the campaign, and also referred to his ac tion in the state senate. Col. Botkin arrived at 9:30. He com menced by referring to Misioula county as having an area as great as the state of Ohio, and a creater extent and variety of resources. He then proceeded to attack the democratic party, and partionlarly the state bank clause. The McKinley bill received considerable attention at his hinds, and he wound up by warning the I voters agalnst the wiles of the people's party, and an argument on the bill pre sented to congress in relation to the with drawal of silver and substituting green rbacks. It was nearly 11 o'clock when he r concluded his remarks, and the audience t ihad thinned out considerably. I. 0. O. . EEnc punt ent. IrrTTE, Oct. 20.-SpeciaRl. -The ninth annual encampment of I. O. O. F. met in this city to-day. Grand 'Patrinareh tlendel sohlu reported nineteen encampments in the lstate, two having been instituted during the year. There are 4Sl members in the stlat,. 'The annual election of ollicers re.ulted: (tlnd patria oh, i'. S. Washburn, of 1lil can: grand high priest, esnj. l'iner, of l'hil ipsburg; grand senior warden, L. K. Fishill, fof ('ater: g and scribe, A. J. White, of lutte; grand treasurer, J. J. Yoik; grand junior warden, Ity MlcMurphly, of Hutte. SThe next annual imeeting writl be held in i Liviigaton. I)1d Not lil hie Contract. lozrA.Mit, Oct. O).--ISpecial.--A rosoln til wes passed in the city council to-night directing the city attorney to comtmence suialt against the bondsman of the Electric Light and Railway company for the sum of $5,0U0 for non-fullfllment of contract, in not illing in the roadbed. labIortlag Under .Mattforalatlon. HIzrettn, Oct. LD.-[pecial.1--A large and enthusiasltio mass meeting was held in the ouora honse this evening to eonsider the capital questioa. Resolutions were adopted denouncing the alleged unfair methods Helena s i ecaosed of using in thls fight in having cireulare distributed around the country that ltozemran has withdrawn from the race. Bozeman has entered the race with good intentions to win if possl ble anud on its own merits. S enthusiasm at Olasgow. OlAsoow, Oct. 20.--Lpecial.]-With torches and bands the deroocratic club, 100 strong, escorted R. B. Smith and E. C. Day to the hall where they addressed the largest and most enthusiastio audience ever assem- . bled in Glasgow. At the conclusion the hall rung with cheers for Cleveland, Collins and the speakers. The speakers refuted Positively all former republican arguments made here and increased the democratic majority which Glasgow will give by twenty C votes. Dixon and Blickford at Havre. HAVRE, Oct. 20.-[Hpeoial.]-A large and most enthusiastic audience greeted Hons. W. W. Dixon and W. M. Bickford this even- f ing. The speakers devoted their remarks to the tariff and silver and were listened to with marked attention and frequently applauded. David G. Browne, chairman of the county c committee, and many other prominent democrats from Fort Benton attended. Havre will give a large demooratic majority on Nov. 8. Samuel Fine Missing. C TowNerDn, Oct. 20.-[Special.l-Samuel Fine, of Elkhorn, left Rtobert's mill on Crow creek yesterday to come to St. Louin, but has failed to appear. Parties are rid ing the hills in search. He has a wife here. Brought Back a Burglar. BUTTE, Oct. 20.-[Special.]-Sheriff Lloyd arrived to-day from Chicago with Crowley, the burglar who broke from the Butte jail last winter. ARMY ORDERS. Made by the Secretary of War Affecting Montana Iosts. WASHINGTON. Oct. 20. - [Special.] - By I direction of the secretary of war the fol lowing changes in the stations of the medi cal department are ordered.: For the de partment of Dakota, First Lieutenant I Allen M. Smith, assistant surgeon, is re lieved from further duty at Fort Assina boine, Mont., and assigned to duty at Fort Custer, Mont.. where he has already been ordered to temporary duty by the com manding general, department of Dakota. Capt. Edward I. Morris, assistant surgeon, Is relieved from duty at Fort Custer, Mont., and will proceed to report in person for duty to the commanding officer, Fort War ren, Mass. Capt. Egan will report in per son to the commanding officer at Fort Custer, Mont., for duty at that post, re porting by letter to the commanding gen eral, department of Dakota. Maj. John C. 0. Happerseett, surgeon, is relieved from duty at Fort Custer, Mont., and will report in person to the commanding offiýer at Fort Keogh, BMont., for duty at that post, reliev Sing Maj. Phillios F. Harvey, surgeon, and reporting by letter to the commanding gen eral of the department of Dakota. MRS. HARRISON WORSE. An Unfavorable Turn in Her Condition I net Night. WASHINbTON, Oct. 10.-A change for the worse occurred in the condition of Mrs. Harrison and to-night she is weaker than any time since her illness began. She is greatly exhausted and cannot turn her head on the pillow. The cough is said to have I increased in volume. This, coming in par oxyams, has a very depressing and exhaust ing effect on the patient and tends to re duce her vitality. Mrs. Harrison passee a comparatively quiet day and did not suffer so much from nervousness. She exper ienced more difficulty than usual, however, in taking nourishment, which she has here r tofore taken with systematic regularity. Although she is in such a very weak state yet the physician said to-night he did not apprehend any immediate fatal result, and thought it probable that by morning she might rally and regain some lust st ength. At 10 o'clook Mrs. Harrison rallied some what from her severe prostration. Her condition is so precarious that abe may pass away within a few hours should an other sinking spell occur. At midnight the patient was no better; still very weak. HELENA & SOUTHERN MONTANA. Articles of Ineorporation Have Ieen Pre n pared and Are Being Signed. h Articles of incorporation for the Helena . & Southern Montana railroad have been - prepared and are being rapidly signed by a the leading capitalists of Helena. The - subscription books will soon be opened and - the promises already made are sufficient to sr show that the results in this direction will if be satisfactory. The interest in the road has grown into enthusiasm and it is safe to say that no stones will be left unturned in this city to insure the early construction and completion of the line. Col. Word has is been invited by the citizens in several southern Montana towns to discuss the p oposed road. lie as accepted the in vitation and will be rccompanied by sev k erral lading Helena ced islists. Addresses . will be made in 'I'wl, Bridges Oct. 26. 1 Sheridanr Oct. ''27. Lauriu a u the arfternoon of (Oct. 28 and Virginia Caty that eventug. SW. A. lHaven, of this city. who is famniliar e with the proposed rote, will be one of the a par ty. _ Erxeoutlive ('ominlattee Iemo.,rcratle Cln.u. WAehi;NiniiN. ()ot. 20.-Chaunocey F. Black, t.reasident of the national nescie Stiou of diemooe atl clubs, has n apointed the following executive Comuuitr o to have en tire management t lrf the a-t ,liation for the next lour earse: I G. (.9 roe, New Yo k; G. II. Lambolt, New Jl,., 1r Ii. \V. Lluk, h Marylaud; A. T. Ankt 'r eMiiiieota; \\. 'T. Wilson, \We-t Virgil' . Ieuton Mcillia, al iinenes ,s. Fis .-. Wi.hn(~tn i . tC. jlioha:ds, Utah :.. ,. AlOIekr, liw)V I'. A, tI Collii.a M alssliuoietts J. ('. (llack, llinli.i; Sttlnry Weatterin, lxeintuckiIII ;1. 11 It ter. Dliii: I). M. lliioiin.ao, itchigan: IV. A. Clarkl . Montuia;Jl. ..% 1. Irry , V lrlViLn l; Il. reince (lrdlier, wer 'nt ', Isiat Ilt il C'ioluiil bia; It. i'. Ilowr, treasurer, Nrew Yurki, are ex-ollicio unitmiber s. In iiflf- of -' d Iton . (mnico, (leot. .'.-A national organies Slion, whose i.iUl is the impiovemenl of roads thllroughout the country, was par tially forumel to-nigiht at (enltral Masis hlall by lepresentatiles of state alid local road Imllpbovalsnit solotutis, bLiards of brade, ciaunlbers of comnluerce, patrous of t lhusrllndry, farmers' ase.ociatlons aud the Sleague of Amlrcan VWhreluen. A teu poInry o ganyation was affected aud a coin mattes on lirganlizatiion apiointed. 'The ronrmulttse aI lielt to-umorrow evennog a and complete the oreanization. Wi sllelllrue IV,rit. (tarviaToN, ()O.k L2.--'l'he latest develop . meats in the Santa Fi operators' strike is nan agreement that the operators resume r work to-morrow, peading a conference be ' twern the 'I'exu committee and President ir Manlel. NHO IS A LAND GRABBER? Something About the Very Latest Republican Attack on Mon tana's Next Governor. An Interior Department Deoieion Prevented His Entry of a Stone Quarry. Commodore Power, However, Was Luck ior, as He Had a Law P'assed to Fit list Case. The Helena Journal, in an article copled from the Fort Benton River Press, attempts to show that Hon. T. E. Collins, the demo. erotic candidate for governor, had, in con. nection with others, tried to get possession of portions of section 16 (a school section), near Great Falls, under the mineral laws, as a stone quarry. The article in question said in part: "In December, 1890, Timothy E. Collins, of Great Falls, offered for filing in the United States land office at Helena. an ap plication for a patent to the east half of the east hrlf of section 16 (a school section), township 20 north, range three east, The fling was offered under the mineral laws, the only method by which title can be ao quired to surveyed school lands, and Mr. Collins' claim was based upon an alleged discovery of building stone on the location described. The land office people made a full investigation of the affair, and on Feb roary 17, 1891, rejected the application on the ground that the alleged stone quarry had no special value or characteristic to bring it within the purview of the mineral laws. This decision checked Mr. Collins' programme somewhat, but as the lands were getting more valuable every day, he eoncluded.to make another effort. He ap pealed from the decision of the local land office, and the case went to the honorable commissioner of the general land office at Washington, who, on Oct. 2, 1891, affirmed the action of the Helena officials and dis missed the appeal." The facts are these: In December, 1800, Ernest W. King, with T. E. Collins, E. T. Maclay, John Renner and others, applied to the local land office in Helena to make certain placer entries in section 16, near Great Falls. At that time lend chiefly val uable for building purposes was supposed to be open for entry under the mineral laws, as thousands of such entries had been made. Before the land office in Helera had rendered a decision on the filings, the secretary of the interior made a decision in the case of Conlin vs. Kelley. on Jan. 2. 1891, by which he reversed all former rulings of the land office on that matter. Under the secretary's decision the local * land office here refused to receive the appli cation of King and others for patent to the land, '.here was no investigation whatever by the local land officers. They simply de cided that under the ruling of the secre tary the entry could not be received. An appeal was taken to the general land office and the commissioner affirmed the action of the office here, under the decision of the secretary. There was no further appeal and nothing has been done since, and the section passed to the state under the or ganic act admitting Montana as a state. Commodore Power seems to have had the better of Hon. T. E. Collins. 'lhe commo dore made application to enter under the mineral laws the ground out of which the atone was taken for his builling, corner Sixth avenue and Main street. His appli cation was ,efused, and on appeal to the a general land office, the local office here was r sustained. The commodore merely bided his time. and by virtue of the seat in the United States senate that Blake gave him, secured thd passage of the act of Aug. 4. 1892, under which his rejected application can be allowed. Hon. T. E. Collins, how ever, is shut out, as the land he wanted has passed to the state. That part of the act of Aug. 4, 1892, relating to atone quarries, is as follows: An act to a uthorize the entry of lands chiefly valuable for building stone under 9 the placer mining laws. Be it enacted by the senate and house of e representatives of the United States of Amerioa in congress assembled. That any person authorized to enter lands under the mining laws of the United States may enter lands that are chiefly valuable for stone under the provisions of the law in relation to placer mineral claims: Provide0e That lands reserved for the benefit of the a public schools or donated to any state shall n not be subject to entry under this act. In accordance with the act which let in Commodore Power and out out King and e others, Acting Commissioner Stone, of the d general land office, sent out she following o circular to registers and receivers of local It offices: d WAesrINOToN, D. C., Oct. 12, 1892. o Registers and Receivers, United States n Land Offices: n Gentlemen-Attached is a copy of the act as of congress of Aug. 4, 1892., entitled, "An al nct to author ire the entry of lands chiefly ie valuable for building stone under the placer mining laws." The first section of said act extends the is mine, a land law already existing so as to t, bring land chiefly valuable for building o stone within the provicione of said law to the extent of nuthorizing a placer entry of r euch hlrd. The proviso to said first section , ,xcludes lands reserved for the benefit of the public schools or donated to any state iront enltry under the act. In cases that mllv arse herrafter in refer ence to any l1nds subject to entlry under the, mining laws, you will be governed by said ect in eldmitting such entries. The Sproper instructions for your guidance in so - Idolong may be frund in iofclat circrular of . I)tcembeb r 10, 1831, entitled "tlnuetd State, ; iining Laws and lRegulations I hterrunder," to which you are referred, and your spocial ettirntion is oclled to the law and instrue , tionis thlrelIn rrentlttg to pIlcer claims. It is not the unrderstanding of this office thart tie r iist section of said act of August ,; I4. 182. with .raws land ebielly valirble for butlrilnu etoler from entry ouder any exist inrr, law pplionablel thereto. T'lhr secrdi suetion of said act of Augu*t 4, I:.'A, makes the tirlmoir and stoune act of I- triue . 1;'l (20 Stat.. 89). applicable to all a the iublo land struter. You will observe tile same iln rcting upon applinratiuns for entries in yrour respective districts. Ir allowing pilacer entries for stone chiefly aluable for building purpoasr, under first Ssectirn of the act of August 4, 1892, rou will make a reference to acid aoe on the entry papers returned. Very respsctfu ly. o W. Mi. StIorg. Acting Commiossioner. I Hired Preachersr for QuLakers. INDotAnrAoLr., Oct. 20.- the Quaker con forensoce this morniug adopted a reoommee. . dation favoring the employmnent and pay SIOnent of eg.ularly air~pnated pastors. Thli Sis the first tmenu in tbh histo y of the Friendsl society thait te prastoral relation has been formally recognised. Il New York anc Itrooklyn. is Nrw Yoltg. Oct. 20.-About 185i000 chil dren gathered in the publio sehoole this Smorning in accordance with the proolama t tion issued by the president te selebrate the four handredth nali-