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VOL. XXXIII.-NO. 280. HELENA,. MONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER IS, 1892. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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ON NOVEMBER 18TH, 1804, 1,
General Philip Schuyler, died at t
Albany, N. Y. d
He was one of the generals o
appointed by the Continental
Congress in 1775, and was corn
mandcr of the "Northern De- a
partment." Although disabled
by gout for continued service,
and finally through intrigue, a
succeeded by Gates, it was 9
Schuyler's genius which directed 1
the campaign of 1777, and ac
complished the capture of Bur
goyne's army at Saratoga. t
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Will not come amiss in view of
the approaching Holi
cnay Season.
leAnticipate
That presents are now selected
more for utility than
ornament.
JVIOT HERS
Who desiro to reward the
young ones will find it
profitable to examine our
stock.
OUR GHILDREN'S
DEPARTMENT
Has received our careful
attention and our rur
chases this season were
rnade withan eye to GOOD
QUALITY and reasonable
priced.
Undervv2ear
Is an important aid in con
servinif the health of the
Childron.
We Display
Various grades Cotton,
Merino and ALL-WOOL.
OUR DR. YAEGER
CELEBRATED SANITARY
WEAR
Is unequalled far ifs health.
prese~ving qualiies.
Manufactured of the prrest and best
wcol flbre sad guarazateed
to be abselutely ALL WOOL.
We Are Sole Agents.
GAN8 &
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LONG AND SHORT HAUL,
an
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Denlson by the Interstate Com. gr
meres Commission of Interest
to Shippers. cc
Presidents Agree to Pool pt
espite the Law
rbidding. ac
it
Very General Keeling That Pooling n(
Should Be Allowed Under the Direo- Si
tieo of the Commission, se
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Ill
WAemUToToN, Nov. 17.-The interstate of
commerce commission to-day, in an opin.
ion by Commissioner Veazey. announced at
its deoision in the ocses brought by the ec
Georgia Railroad Compipy association es
against the Cincinnati, New Orleans 4 o1
Texas Paciflo Railway company, the Louis- di
isville & Nashville, and other roads and a,
steamship lines, seven in all, involving oi
rates for long and short hauls from Cincin- fi
nati and other Ohio river points and from a
New York and other north Atlantic points, ti
to points in the southern territory. 'The a
long and short olause of the interstate com- d
oerce law is construed by the oommission
in the light of more than five years' opera
tion of the law and decisions heretofore ren
dered by the commission and courts. Many q
of the points decided are as follows: d
The phrase "common control, manage- o
ment or arrangement for the continuous p
carriage of shipment," in the first section
of the not to regulate commerce, was in*- r,
tended to cover all interstate traffic carried p
through over all rail or part water and part h
rail lines. The receipt sucoessively of two
or more carriers of transportation of traf- a
tic shipped under through bills for contin- }
uous carriage over their lines is easent to a 3
common arrangement for such continuous e
carriage, and previous fo mal arrange
ment between them is not necessary
to bring such transportation under the
terms of the law. The total Tate
for through carriage over two or more
lines, whether made by the addition of es- e
tablished locals or of through and local
rates, or upon a lose proportionate basis,
is the through rate that is subject to som
tiny by the regulation authority. The J
fourth section of the sot is construed ac- t
cording to the principles laid down in the 1
case of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad t
company, in the I. Corn. rep. 278 and 31 1
rep. 31, are reaffirmed, except the ruling t
therein, whereby carrie a were permitted t
to judge for themselves in the first t
instance of what constitutes rare and t
peculiar uses of competition between rail- a
roads which are subject to the statute, t
when n strict application of the general
rule of the statute would be destructive of
legitimate competition, which is overruled.
The competition of carriessubject to the
nat to regulate commerce does not create 1
cironmotnOicea and conditious which the
carriers can take into account in determin
ing for themselves whether tih y are justi
fied, under the fourth section. in (
charging more for shorter than for (
longer distances over their lines.
'the competition for markets in different
lines for the sale of commodities at
a given point served by both lines does not
create circumstances and conditions winoc
carriers can take into account in deter- r
mining for themselves whether tLey are 1
justified, under the fourth section, in t
charging more for shorter than for longer I
distance over their lines. 'to determine (
the force and effect of such competition In
volves consideration of all circumstances
which ire entirely disconnected from the
circumstances and conditions under which
trarnrportation is conducted. The
carier has a rirnt to judge
whether it is jrietlfieti in making
a greater charge for shorter distance, under 1
the fourth section, in all cases where cir
camstances and conditions arise wholly
upon its own line or through competition
for the same trailie with carriers not sub
ject to regulation under the act to regulate
commerce. In other cases, under the
fourth section, the cicrumetances and ron
dit.one are not I resumptively dissimilar
and carriers ,inst not cha go lees for the
lotrerr distarice, except upon order of this
crnmrrui~sioti.
'cJ ho e eseer to be a limitation upon the
power of the commission to grant relief
under that provision when, after iavestiea
lair, the commission is aetisfied that the
intr rests of commerce, an- common fair
trees to carriers, require that an exception
should be mrde.
The compnlaitt in cases Nou. 324 and 32r
are dismisied. In cases Now. t14, 315. 31;,
317 and 326 defendants are ordered to cease
and desrst froni erarging more to the
shorter than to the longer distance 'oirts
mentionrd in the cotmllrinit, or file applicr
tions for r elref under the provisions of the
clause of the fourth section, and showacause
thereon within a time specifiod.
AS IN POOLING DAY9.
The Railroadr Will Adopt the Plan of
0,ld.
New Yourr. Nov. 17.-The meetings of the
presidents of sll the serboard trunk lines
doing business in the west was held here,
aird it wais dec ded thart the only way to pre
vr'it a demoorrrliztnrtin ot rates was to re
teun to the rild plan of poolinrg the Iruriness,
iure arid simple, as wrre loire tefor e tire
iintiratate corrmrerice law mardri it illeerri.
it is irr leess illegnil nrrw, hut the orilirere saw
nro other wear int of the nlilliculty, and evi
drirtly resolved to tirke the chances tlrat
thre lriw urould irrt tre rigorously enforced
rrgairst theri. An arrroeemnt was nrerun
mngly sir swn rp ni~in~riitinig ('oimnrisioner
SGoddard to rrdjuist tire prercenitages among
the orrils on ill the competitive west
triund freight business, the roads being al
lowed tri appreal frirm his award to 1". A.
Waiker, chairtmrn of the WYestern 'lialtic
testiciationli it uusatisfactirry, and his de
cision, if concurred in by Goddard, will be
final. Weaker erads are to he allowed the
Sdiffereiitinal, as in the old pooling days,
East-bound rtrillis is sobseiqiuontiy to be
treateti ina the same way, followed by pas
senger business,
GEl'TING~ CIrFORMATION.
Looking to a 11111 io Allow lPooliag Un
nier Superviston.
KAtiess Cirt. Nov. 17.-rhe railroads of
the western states will probably form a
traffic pool, at least the interstate com
meice commission Is esidl to be endeavor
ing to obtain the opinions of prominsot
railroad officials, traffic men end assoclis
tion tairmsun with a view Iio prsssnting a
hill to congress amending the Interstate
commerce law if lbs said opinions are fa
vorable. ltsilroad men above mentioned
have received letters fronm the lnlerstate
comumerce commilssionl with a request to
avoid all poblicity. Tire letter is to the ef
fect that the comnmisslon is seriously con
sidering the advlsability of the piroling of
treillis mong rallroadis on ciiidition that
the tinter report of the same he submiatted
to the commission. lbs letter asks' the
upnosilis of tStitle managers, railway tmana
gers iiid presidents, tii~ether with conimie
elonrers elid mniiagers of traiisportatlun hri
reaus and boeitls of t~rede, as to the benefit
which could be derived by shippers who are
now working under the disadvantage of
secret rates. The letter also implies that it
the majority of answere are favorable an
amendment to the law will be offeed at
the next ses ion of the United States con
gress.
ADVICE TO OFFICE SEEKERS.
Commissioner Lyman Advises Them Not
to 1ush to Washington.
WAsemrrnrorq, Nov. 17.-It pleases the re
publicans to make the assertion that in the
next few months there will be the greatest
rush of ofilce seekers to Washington the
country has ever known. Civil Hervice
Commissioner Lyman is of opinion that, if
there is such a rush, a vast number of those
partloipating in it will return home with a
fine stock of disappointment.
Mr. Lyman was a member of the civil
service commission under Mr. Cleveland's
administration, and got a good idea of the
president-elect's views on the subject of
office seeking. He said to-day that he be
lieved Mr. Cleveland would respect to the
fullest extent the letter and the spirit of
the civii service law. It would undoubt
edly save some persons much vexation of
spirit if they were to regard Mr. Lytan's
opinion in the light of personal advice.
Within the past three days each bead of a
department has been fairly besieged by
employes who were not appointed under the
civil service law to be taken into the alaesi
fled service in some way in order to afford
them protection. It is said these employee
are very much alarmed, as they fear that
the coming administration will pursue a
more aggressive policy than Mr. Cleveland
did during his former tenure of office.
Money for the Navy.
WAsmRoTroN, Nov. 17.-Commodore Far
qubar, chief of the bureau of yards and
docks, in his annual report to the secretary
of the navy, expresses a regret that the ap
pro riations for the maintenance of navy
yards and stations was so limited that it
had not been possible to keep pace in the
repal's with the deterioration. The great
permanent improvements have been made,
however, in the yards. Stress is laid
upon the necessity of an increase
in the estimates for yards and
and stations: Boston, $127,500; New
York, $193,u00; Leagne Island, 1'a., $338,
396; Haehineton, D. C., $55,193; Norfolk.
Vs., $103,000; More Island. Cal., $237,938;
Kay West, Fla., $50,000; Port Royal, S. C.,
$10,243; Puget sound, Waeh.. $37,000.
Epidemic in a Quarantined Ship.
WAsareoToN, Nov. 17.-The Bremen
steamship Weimar is the source of consid
erable trouble to the officials of the treas
ury department. This vessel is under de
tention at the national quarantine at Cape
Charles with 1,700 immigrants on board.
'They are refused the privilege of landing
because the federal authorities at Washing
ington are satisfied that they were brought
to this country in clear violation of the
president's order of Sept. 1, in the hope
that they would be able to avoiu its restric
tions. The detention is now complicated
by the fact that measles have broken out on
the vessel and are likely to spread among
all the children unless they can be removed
to a place of safely.
A TOWN WRECKED.
Redbud, Ill., Laid Waste by a Cyclone
Wedpeeday Night.
RED BuD. Ill., Nov. 17.-Where lest night
existed a town full of happy homes is to
day a senbe of wreck and desolation caused
by a cyclone. Houses, burns, fencers and
orchards are leveled to the ground. En
tering from the southwest the cyclone first
demolished the Catholic church and school
and the residence of Morgan Drace. The
German Lutheran church was next leveled
to the ground. After destroying several
barns and tearing away several fences, it
struck the large two-story residence of
Peter Kendall. which was solid stone, and
crumbled it to fragments. Mrs. Kendall
wan severely injured. A large double
brick house occupied by D. D.
Perry as a dwelling, office and
composing room, was entirely destroyed.
the family were buried in the ruins,
but manrged to extricate themselves with
out serious injury. Peterson's agricultural
wsrehouse was blown down and fourteen
other residences destroyed. The 11-year
old son of Jacob Koch was killed instantly,
and his mother fatally injured. The in
jured include Mrs. Jacob Koch, fatally;
Sirs. Pter Kendall. Mrs. Peter Kurden,
Mrs. Louis Boocer, Julius Hono. Mrs.
BSreiner, Adrian Starr, Mrs. Emma Crow,
M:a. John Mauderfeldt. Mr. and Mrs. D.
1). Perry. Many people are without cloth
ing, shelter and cold, rain making their
situation more deplorable. The loss is es
tirnated at $100,000.
Heavy Fall oa Snow.
KANBAS CITY, Nov. 17.-A furious snow
storm prevailed in Kansas and Missouri
to-day. The principal damage done was to
the telegraph companies. The storm began
with a heavy rain, which turned to a wet,
heavy anow early in the morning. It cov
ered the wires with a heavy burden and
then began to freeze. Soon a heavy wind
sprang up and Increasing to a gale carried
down over 100 wires nti if they had been
threads, taking the poles with them. All
communication by wire east and went of
Kaneas City was entirely cut oil since ten
o'clock this morning until this evening.
Snow reached a depth varying from one to
three inches in various parts of the two
states.
Snow Fell All Day.
CyErAR ItuArns, is., Nov. 17.-Heavy snow
has been falling here all day. Street traffic
is greatly impeded. Telegraph wirce tire
down, and there is no prospect of a letup.
slay Say Celebrations.
StrautrN, Nov. 17.-At the socialist con
gress to-dsa' the discussion of a May day
celubration was renewed. lerr Derune
wolf, of Manheim, argued that it is neces
sanry for ill working men to cease all labor
on May day in orier to frighten manufac
turers into submission. It was necessary,
he stud, to expose manufacturers to brutal
ity and show the power of socialists. After
ri lengthy debate the congress fiually rs
jected, by a vote of Ill to five. a resolution
in favor of binding all socialiste to an ab
solute cessation of work on May day.
Ntin-1'artaasu W. C. T. It.
CLEVETAND, Nov. 17.-At the non-partisan
W. C. T. U. meeting this morning the sub
ject of federation was discussed, and a mo
tion to recommend federation with the
council carried by a rising vote, thirty
seven to twenty. A motion to refer the
matter to thu local unions was also carried.
The election of ofllcers resulted in the
choice of Mrs. Ellen J. Foster as presi
dent, her fourth term.
Saved by Snow.
KIANsS CITY, Nov. 17.-The heavy storm
of to-day throughout Missouri, portions of
southwestern Nebraska and southwestern
Iowa, will greatly benefit winter wheat.
Reports received at various railroad ofilues
are that the fall of snow was as good as a
heavy rainfall stid hos saved winter wheat.
On Fire at See.
LoNtON, Nov. 17.--The collier Preterls,
bound front Gtiegow to 1Bordeaux, caught
- fire and sank near itrest yesterday. The
mute was lost. The captain ind five muen
tire missing. Elevso of the crew were
t saved.
GOSSIP OF THE CIN[E.1
Whitney to Be Urged to Take the
Portfollo of the Stalt De
partment.
But He May Rather Prefer the
Mission at London or at
Paris.
E. J. Phelps, of Vermont TalkeId of for the
Ihtate Department--VolItiles News
and Gossip.
NEw Your, Nov. 17.-There has been a
great deal of gossip about the formation
of Mr. Cleveland'p cabinet and the distdi
bution of the biggest federal plums that I
will be at the new president's disposal after
the 4th of March. In making up his cabi
nit President Cleveland will not have as
easy a task as he had eight years ago. The
democratic party has extended its territory
since then, and codmequently there are
more statesmen seeking and deserving rec
ognition at the hands of the chief execu
tive. 'The department of agriculture has
been added to the list of cabinet portfolios
since Mr. Cleveland's former occupancy of
the White house; henoa Ie will have one
more place to bestow than he had four
years ago. ]ut the amount of available
cabinet timber has increased very mate
rially in the democratic ranks during the
last few years.
It is generally conceded that Mr. Whitney
could be secretary of state should he wish
to be. His services to the party in the judg
ment of the democratic statesmen fully en
title him to that honor. But close friends
of Mr. Whitney say that he has no desire to
go into the cabinet, and that he will not en
tertain the matter. Friends of Mr. Cleve
land shy the president may insist noon Mr.
Whitney taking the portfolio of state.
Next to Mr. Whitney the man most prom
inently mentioned for secretary of state is
Edward J. Phelps, of Vermont. Mr. Phelps
was minister to England under Mr. Cleve
land, and he has occupied a chair in the
faculty at Yale university for the last three
years. Probably Mr. Phelps would now be
aceredited to the state of Connectiout,which
would be better, if he is to go into the cabi
net, in the opinion of ninny democrats. Oh
jection might be raised to Mr. Cleveland's
taking his premier from a hopelessly repub
lican state like Vermont.
The cabinet makera assume rann rress
dent Cleveland will pay some attention to
geographical lines in the formation of his t
cabinet. It is not believed that New York
will now get two cabinet plums, as she did
eight years ago. In his first cabinet Mr.
Cleveland gave three portfolios to the south,
Bayard, Lamar and Garland; two to New
York, Manning and Whitney; one to the
west, William F. Vilna, and one to New
England, William C. Endioott. When Mr.
Lamar was elevated to the supreme bench
the west secured another rep-esentative in r
the cabinet in the person of Don M. Dickin
son, of Michigan.
The people who are arranging Mr. Cleve
land's cabinet for him this year think it is t
likely to be apportioned oif as follows:
Three to the western or middle states, in
recoanition of their growing tendency to
wards democracy; two to the south, one to
New York, one to New England and one to
Pennsylvania or New Jersey. The Pacific
coast is not likely to have a representative.
New York's member of the cabinet is a
matter of considerable speculation. By E
common consent New York seems to have I
been assigned the treasury portfolio. Ex
Secretary Fairchild has been mentioned in
connection with the place, but it is also
said that no member of Mr. Cleveland's I
former cabinet will be reappointed. It is
conceded that both Mr. Whitney and Mr.
Dickinson could go back to the cabinet if
they desired, but the fact that each has
allowed it to be known that he did not ex
pact to be in the cabinet is taken to indi- I
eate that the cabinet will be made up of
entirely new material.
Mr. Whitney, it is said, may go as minis
ter to the court of St. James, and Mr.
Dickinirou is also believed to be slated for
an important foreign appointment.
Here are some of the gentlemen who are
believed to be in danger of bring hit by
cabinet lightning: Smith M. Weed, New
York; Senator John R. McPhorson, Now
Jersey; Henry Villerd, New York: Williai
F. Harrity, Pennsylvania: James E. Camp
bell, Ohio; William E. Russell, Meesinobu
setts; Benj. It. Cable, Illinois; lnsac 1'. Gray.
Indiana; James I). Porter, Tenneser; - H.
A. Herbert, Alabama; David 1%. Francis,
Missouri, and Edward J. Phelps, Vermont.
ANOTHER CHAIRMAN.
Sprinrger Said to Ile tunsatisfactory to Mr.
Clevelinds.
WAsHTNGTON, Nov. 17.-The special corre
spondent of the St. Paul Pioneer P can
telegraphs to that paper the following: It
is believed that Willian M. Springer, of
Illinois, will be displaced lie chairman of
the committee on ways aid means when the
Fifty-third congress is organized. Mr.
Springer, in the liret tirers, virtually op
posed the nomination of Mr. Cleveland for
the presidency. and those who know the
preeident-elect know that lie is not a loan
to stand idly by and see a personal enemy
placed iii a 1ositionr which will hiulg utri
self in contact with that person frelquently
and intimontely. In the second place
AMr. Springer believes in revis
ing the tariil by specilie bills,
while the president-elect rod Mr.
Crisp favor a general measure. It is not
uniikely that Mr. McMillin, of Ten
lirn'ei, who has been a prominent
fcrtor on ways and mens for momny
years. and who is in direct lune with
Mr. Cleveland upon the subject of tariff re
vision, will be chairman of ways and means
r if Springer is dtisplaced. During the lapt
session of congress eliepresentatives Herd,
of Missouri, Bytum, of Indiana, and other
prominent deouoer ate stated to the Pioneer
Press correspondent that Mr. Crisp had as
sured them that in the event of his re-elec
tion as speaker he would nottunder any con
dition of circumstances place Mr. liolman,
of Indiane, at the head of the committee I
on appropriations, as lie had disgusted
- democrats as well as republieans by his nu
ibusinceslike manaiement of appropria
- tions and become so unpopular that he
could not carry lis partisan points ois the
tfloor. Mr. Springer was for many years an
influential member of approprrations. ren
- daring satisfaction to his party, slid it is
believed that he will be tiansferred from
the ways and means to the head of the ap
proprirtions.
IN THE WViI.5EItN INS.
And No Moses Is In Sight to Lead Therm
stut.
WAsstmiovoN, Nov. 17.-The effect of ele.
tion on the rank and file of the aduulmintra
tion's adherents here may be cutieived by
piotiring in fancy 5 tract of country over
which a oyolone has swept.
t There Is a deadly calm us the various de
a partnohita. 'I'he clerks not subjected to
t civil service rules look at one another with
I out saving much and alserdy are werghiig
the chances of how long they will remain
in their ploua , T he ta lile s aof dep rtm erants I
ran toll to n dot alrnost how lone they will
atics nly their leased lioaton and roans.
Aside Irons the irentuhiition which natur
ally effects the ofline-holders, th:o very few
promainnllt r- ntlicine oi town are I ' w ia-e
ing who will he the barty leaular herenfter~
'fie seriousness of this question bUicoim ,
apparent when you lien, the subject
broached. The niianoet entire abeance of a
lucid answer in nina ulprljrve.
Every repnhliana wila u[ieretinds tim"
rzxititag situation knows vwry will that
Williaa Mcalthaiy in out of the lwial. IHs
anhaaacoes for laadrrnlhii, ebokeai by hit
trnachery at Ma inneaspoiu, were dUentraayuld
in the uprising of thi people aqauinst hls
tariff meanore.
Torn ltiea in likewise hiar de comntat by
reason of hais reead in taii hboi..
henator Aldrich an as deeply an the ultra
tarilf aaua an) MhchKinli;y.
Secretiiry loster is iacknowledged to be
too indiscrent.
(Gen. icaa Tracy has not, if disposed to
figure in the hfold, the qualifications of
laindershiIt.
The only names serionely mentioned are
those of Jerry runk and Senator Allison.
The latter, it in conceded, in qualified in all
respects, have hli coustiaatLional tauaidity.
l, in t moderato protectionist, lald if he
had been it mnit of greatiercourene he would
have uvolte I against tie axtrmaities of the
McKinley legislition. tainator Allison ii ai
iipl alotat ia deanilint with men and has just
a, rined his state of lown. The location of
Alliaou'i borne is favorable, and he in a man
who oa joys the conaidence of the a rieul- I
turints to a high daligree. So say those who
atn mentioning his uaiau today ais the
Moses who in to lead the republicans out of
the wilderness.
RI lieportea d Political heal,
OMlAir, Neta. Nov. 17.-Ur. George 1.
a Miller, the veteran demooratic editor of
this city, was asked to-day about bin con
naction with a repo ted deal by which
Utab, W oming and Idaho had been swung
into democratic column. The doctor
wis not inclined to talk but finally ad
nitted that the promise of statehood may
have had somuething to do with the result
in Utah. In former years, when Dr. Mil
ler wiis in charge of western democratic
politics, frequent attempts were made to
1 enlist the support of the Mormon chorch in
a aid of the democratic enecess. but the time
had not vet arrived for the consummation
of the recent trade, by which the Mormons
were paoanised statehood for Utah in ex
change for support, in said by a close polit
ical friend of Dr. Miller's to have been
brought aboua thronah the doctor's efforts.
Senator Vest's Plan.
KANsAS CITy, Nov. 17.-Senator Vest says
the democrats will proceed cautiously in
reforming the tariff, and not smash the
McKinley law as a blacksmith would de
stroy a watch. Free trade, pure and sim
ple, he said, was impossible, for the only
proper way to raise money to carry on the
government was by a customs tariff. lie
ridiculed the idea of an extra session of
congress to deal with the tariff. "Cleve
land," he said, "is too level headed for any
such nonsense. He does not believe in a
cavalry charge unon the existing system of
taxation, and will proceed slowly."
Mrs. Lease for Senator.
ToErKA, Kan., Nov. 17.-The opinion ex
ists here that stranger things might happen
than the election of Mrs. Mary E. Lease as
United States senator from Kansas. Mrs.
Lease's candidacy for the sonate has be
come a serious reality. She is fixing wires
for the place and her popularity with the
rank and file of the party will give her at
li-ast an equal chance with other aspirants,
espcially as there seems to be no constitu
tional disqualilication.
FAME THRLST UPON 11131.
Murchison Declares Hle Never Wrote to
Lord iaekville-West.
CrIrcAno, Nov. 17.-M. W. Murchison.
alleged writer of the famous letter which
led to the recall of British Minister Sack
ville-West from the country four years ago.
and for the first time since the letter was
published consented to talk about it. "I
am," he said, "one of those unfortunate
men who have fame thrust upon them, and
although the public may look upon the let
ter as a joke, it bas beeni a very aetions mat
ter to me. 1 have teen talked about, had
the linger of scorn pointed at tmee, and all
because some one whose conduct I saioll not
stop to characterize, forged my unme. I
was never in California in my life, a never
wrote toe letter attributed to site. I have
not publicly denied the letter previously,
becaus-' when it was written I was on my
farm in Ontario. My father was ill and
died. and then I was ill. the matter had
gone too far then. It would have done no
good to oney it. Whether the mitt who
w.cto the letter used my name by accident
or design ;s snorte then I know. This is the
list time I ever talked for publication on
the matter and I hope the public will be.
lieve me. If an nllidavit will help mattes a
I tit ready to swear 1 never knew iackville.
West. never wrote to him, nor ever had
personal knowledge of anybody's writing
to him."
A Hense Wrecked by Explosives.
FRvY:TTVVr.i.r", Ark.. Nov. 17.-The demo
crate of Mountain View held i ratification
meeting last night. A quantity of powder
and bireworks were stored in the school
houee in which the speaking was held. The
house wa t acked when the explosives were
acidentally ignited, wrecking the building
and biuyilu the eccu-ntsi in the ruins.
The debris took tire in several places and it
was with the utemos difficilty that the
rescuers were enabled to extinguish the
flames before they creruated the persons
pinioned atong the timb ers. terry ,her
iud, one of the imost iriiinent residents of
this counety. and the sin ind daughter of
iilas (iraei mii and an unknown man were
killed unid lifteen ethers injured, some
fatally.
Squabbling Over 3tut iui Eliminess.
Clilxiero, Nov. 17.- tlieprrsentatives of the
Atehijen. the liurltngton, the Bock island.
and the henver A ltio (rande roade hiel a
coifeieice to- ily to decide upon what fie
tion shiuld be taken in cuse of the t'iEnu
l'acitic's refusal to divide Oregon and alou
tian business with thema at tlenver and Og
den. instead of at the Missouri river. Tlhere
was soellt talk of boycotting the Union 1',i
cifle, biut the Atchison people refused to
particilate in any suet niovemneit. The
meeting adjourned without a1tion of any
kind.
Not in Debtit i Ceut.
1'In .1tii.rita, Nov. 17.-I'hiirtian liar
ritr, of the democratic national coiniittee,
to-day said that in the recent contest 'enn
sylvanin democrats had contributed most
magnificently to the iinipalig fund an I
that muat of it had been colleited ii very
siilh amounts. The cotiniittee, he saod,
wves sabled to pay alt expenses of the cam
paign from the liberal contributionia, and is
entirely free from debt. .ir Vlanity is
about leaving the city with his fatuily for i
few clays' vacation, after wulhi he will re
sume his duties at Harrisburg us secretary
of the coniuniiwealth.
Remorse dreve SIms to It.
1)uNvai, Nov. 17.-Joseph M. Calhoun,
of Minneapolis, Minn., committed suicide
at the Markhan hotel in this city yester
day, but his body was not discovered until
this afternoon. uCathoun oame here about
a week ago baving, it is said, left Minue
upolti during a spree. itemoure is thought
to have promptdt the not, lie leaves a
wils and two children ianh i siiid to have
well to do relatives in Minneapulis.
EXHIBIT FROM MONTANA,
Cornmissioner Bickford Reports Ex.
cellent Progress in the Work
of Preparing it.
Additional Appropriation Needed
to Carry Out the Plans
Proposed.
Come or time )Ifnlaye Bling Collected
Official Canvass of the Vote of Park
County.
IrTanOr.A, Nor. 17.--!H 4pncial.1-The state
hoard of World's fair commissioners met
in regular eees on at the board of trade
roomn Ihie morning. 'I hore present were
Stephen IteWolfe, J. 0. Itamaey, 1). 0.
Browne, Wm. ilickford, A. I1. Mitchell, G.
W. Morse, A. It. Yerkee, Dr. 1). A. Pease,
I W. I1. i-utherlin, Geo. M. Iayes, Mrs. John
U. Rtickerde, 5114. Marion 1), Cooper, Mrs.
Laura i. Hlowey. The finance committee's
ret ort wae: Amount aporopriated, $50,000;
armount expended, $:11,048.01; cash on hand,
$t,¶ti.u;; amount due from state, $10.000.
The report of Commissioner W. M. Bick
ford was very complete. covering fifty pages
of type-written manuscript. Inthe depart
ment of mines Montana will have space
37x(;0 feel; the total weight of the mineral
exhibit wilt approximate thbrty tons. It.
H. Park, the artist, is now at work on the
model for the silver statue to weigh 24,000
Touching the agricultural exhibit Mr.
Bickford said valuable oollections have
been made from Missoula, Meagher. Galls
tin, Bleaverhead, Madison and Cascade
counties. In horticulture the commission
ere have 100 jareof fruit in preserving fluid.
These are being kept in cold storage. The
botanical department is in charge of Prof.
F. 1). Kelsey, who has made a very valua
ble collection of plants, indigenous to
Montana. There has been considerable
space allotted to the educational depart
ment which will be in charge of the state
teachers' ascuiation.
I he report of the finance committee
shows that the money used has been econo
mically expended and that a further appro
priation of $50,000 will be required to fully
carry out the plans of the commissioners.
The report of A. K. Yerkes, of Gallatin
county, was submitted and showed that a
large collection of different varieties of
grain and of wild and tame grass had been
made.
Mrs. Laura E. Howey, secretary of the
ladies' state beard, made s lengthy report,
showing that the woman's department
from Montana will be well iepresented.
The various exhibits will be accompanied
by photographs. The afternoon session
e was consumed largely in reading bills and
t disonseing designs for the mineral and
other dispinys.
FIGURES FROM PARK.
The Canvassing Board Completes Its Work
--Tihe Result.
LIvINrsToN, Nov. 17.- [Special. - The
canvassing board completed its work to
day. The following is the total vote: Presi
dent, Harrison 1,190, Cleveland 1,045.
Weaver 123. Bidwell 31; governor, Rickards
1,159, Collins 1,024. Kennedy 136. Waters
40; concressman, Hartman 1,183;, Dixon
1,044, Edwards 122, Atkins 36; lieutenant
governor, Bothin 1.113, Melton 979. Cullum
155, Templeton 52: sectetary of state, Inot
witt, 1,173. Folk 976, Allen 146, Gardner :17;
treasurer, Wright 1.253, Haston 940. Leer
117, Corbly 48; auditor, Cook 1,113, Whaley
96), McKay 128, Smith 119; attorney gen
eral, Dav 1.170, Haskell 939, Knowles 213;
superintendent, Steere 92.), Mahony 855,
Hunter 542; chief justice, Blake 1,193, Pew*
berton, democrat, 1.026. Pemborton, popu*
list, 108; clerk of the entreme court, Web
ster 1,176, Sloane 1.007 Coates 130. Pests 40;
district judge, Frank Henry 1,078; state
senator, Hatch 1,191, Fox 1,142; relresenta
tives, Ash, deonrcrat, 1,308; Hathorn, dem
ocrat, )6:3; Vancleve, republican, 1,159;
Myer, republican, 9b5.
The capital vote is Anaconda 253, Boul
der 5, Bozeman 1,348, Deer Lodge 2, Great
Falls 38, Helena 578.
Conrow, democrat, has a majority of
eighty-four for sheriff. The democrats
elect the following county oflfiers: Roth.
comumissioner; Bailey, clerk of court; Mc
Donald assessor; Dver, treasurer; Duke,
superintendent. 1 he republicans have
Chambers nud (urtive, commissioners;
Angus, clerk and recorder; Miller, county
attorney; Shawk. coroner; lich, public
administrator; Alexander. county cur
vever'.
The proposition to lond the county for
$7:,,'00 to build a now court house wasi de
feated by an overwhlrinrg vote. County
ieafedsurr Wright will resign Dec. 16 to go
Helena, and aseetsue the drmts of state
treasurer Jan. 1. lThe commeissioners have
notrlied Harry D)yer, democratic treasurer
elect, that he will be noprinted to serve out
the remaunder of Wright's term.
Shot by its. a ow.ty.
LiviNrAmirN. Nov. 17.-[ Special.1-News
hat just been received here from Cokedale
that Pat Tierney was shot by a Mrs. l)owty
and can liv but a abort time. No cause is
known for the shooting. Mrs. Dowty, for
merly Miss Maggie McDonald, called Tier
ney to the door of a building and numedi.
ately shot him through the stonash. Tier
ney was a hard citizen in many .vays, but
had many good qualities and numerous
friends in Bozeman. Tiubertinr and other
sections of Montana. Under Sheriff lack.
son is now on his way to Cokedale to arrest
Mrs. Dowty.
Jefterson's Vote on thes Capital.
llor'Ll-U.n Nov. 17.-j Spectal. 1-The ofit
cial vote of JetTerson county on the capital
ws: Helena 1,032. Anaronda 135, Boulder
170, lIozeman 216$, Ilutte _13, (,reat Falls 31.
Case of Npontaneou. Combustion.
Btwtratoh, Nov. 17. -About nine o'clock
this morntia a destructive lire broke out in
the National Urewing company's establish
ment, near the corner of O'Donnell and
Third stresta. Canton. Flames wore dis.
overed in the upprer part of the brewing
house, a three-story brick abont 100 test
square. The entire building was gutted.
causing a loss of from $2110,000 to $00,000.
the entire city tire department responded
to the alarum, tot were unable to quench the
llamas. Assistance was asked bh the tire
department of Ilaltimture, which promptly
responded, and through their sEorts the Are

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