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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.
To invest will not be want
ing after inspecting the
beautiful combinations the
new qoods display.
And They Swarmed the Streets of
Chioago in Numbers Almost
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Marcus Daly's Cheek for $2,500 Re- bl
ceived by the Coppertown
Club in Missoula 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 offiĆ½er 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.
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.
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.
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-

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