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VOL. XXXIII.-NO. *293. HELENA, MONTANA, THURSDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 1, 1892. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CANS & I-LEIN IbEC 111T r -1 C ON DECEMBER IST, 1841, the celebrated Dr. George Birkbeck died in London. He was a physician, the son of a Yorkshire banker, and the originator by his lectures to Glasgow workingmen of the system of instruction for the ap plication of science to the' prac tical arts. This was the germ from which Mechanics Insti tutions, technical schools, and manual training has been the ultimate growth. IT o Not Anything unless we substantiate our statements by displaying the goods and prices. We Advertise This Week Our specially attractive line of Men's Sts. These are new , Stylish, Well made and Reasonably lov) in Price. SEE OUR WXINI)OW DISPLAY. CLANS & tLEIN WILL HEAR NO EXPER1SI The Monetary Conference Committee Is Busy With Statistics and Reports. Will Be Ready to Report on the Rothmchild Plan by Friday. Preserving the Utmost Secrecy As to Their Proceedings-Proposals by the Danish Delegate, BnussEis, Nov. $0.-The international monetary conference did not meet to-day. The next session will be held Friday, when it is expected the report on Rothsohild's scheme will be ready. The committee of twelve appointed by the conference to re port on the proposals snbmittel by Rothe ohild, sat yesterday eight hours with only a short interval for luncheon. The members have arranged to give exclusive attention to the work of the committee, so as to be able to present an exhaustive report to the conference. Several experts, not delegates to the conference, offered to give evidence on the production of precious metals and other points relating to the deliberations, but the committee declined to hear wit nesses on any side of the question. It is understood that the committee will take, as nearest approaching accuracy, the statistics prepared by Ottomar Haupt, eas pecially for the use of the conference, giv ing the estimates compiled from the latest data of the monetary stocks of the world and the annual production and consump tion of gold and silver. Senator Jones, one of tile American delegates, has prepared a special statement of the consumption and production of silver. The committee has consented to the request of the Danish del egate, C. F. Teitgen, to submit his plan as an addendum to Rothschild's plan. Tait gen is a mono-metallist. He proposes the coinage of a silver five-franc piece and a four-shilling or dollar piece, rated to gold according to the price of silver the yeas previous to the adoption of the agreement, with a seigniorage of 10 per cent. He also proposes the appointment of a permanent international commission to fiy the initial price. Should the price of sil ver fall to five per cent below the coinage ratio, the commission will have authority to fix a new ratio and order the recoinage of the pieces. These coins will be legal ten der internationally to banks to keep them as a reserve against notes and have the righi to demand gold in exchange for them at any time from the government isaning the par ticular coin held. The members of the committee say their iroceedings must be kept completely pri. vase until definite decisions are attained. They will not communicate todelegatesnol belonging to the committee the progress they are making in the discussion. It is regarded as certain that the commit. tee having in charge the Rothschild pro posals will recommend the adoption ol Rothschild's plan, with important modill cotionv. A majority of the delegates sermed to-night to be inclined to adopt the TERMS OF THE ALLIANCE. Entered Into by the Powers of the Drle bund. PAnts, Nov. 30.-A paper called the Jour nal, recently established, printed to-day what purports to be the text of the latest triple alliance treaty between Germany. Anstria and Italy. According to it, Ger many and Austris agree to aid Humbert in carrying out his external and colonial poli cies, recognize his rights, and that Rome is to be considered the capital of Italy. Gel miany and Italy promise aid to Austria's foreign policy. more especially regarding the questioi of the Balkans. Austria and Italy uromise to aid Germany in carrying out her foreign policy. Each of the con tracting parties agrees to aid the others through diplomacy and by material assist ance on land and water, to keep their armies on war footing during a period of cordial understanding. 'The docuiment sets forth; at length how the troopi of each of the parties to the allianee shall be mobilized in the event of war by any one of the countries with line sia or France. In case Germany and Aus. trie get into trouble with tussia, they are to make a conceited attackon that country, aco if France attempts to take a hand Italy is to march against her. In case of n conflict between Germany and France, IaItaly is to do the ame and Austria keep an eye on Ituasn. In case of a conflict be tween Italy and France, Germany is to not jointly with :Italy, while Austria holds down the Russians. In conclusion the con t-acting bodies piomiso and swear on honor to maintain the statu5 quo and the peace of Eu op:. NOT IN IIIGH FAVOR. The Rothschild Pinn Criticised by the London Press. Lonnoi, Nov. 30.-The Deiiy Telegraph suggects that eilver be made legal tender up to the amount of £4 in order to secure the inviolability of £5 pieces. It con tinues: "Even if the conference should adopt Rothschild'5 silver plan there might be months, perhaps years, of negotiation between the different governments before anything could tie actually done, but it is universally felt that liothishild has done a great service to coiimercial interests by averting the titter smash of silver through the collepse of the monetany conference." Thie tanda' i ars: "The silver market is not favorably impressed with Roths child's scheme. The more the scheme is examined the more matent becomes its in practicability. The collapse of the mtone tary conference is expected in all thought. ful iircli ." 'I ho News says: "It is understood that the propused limit of the legal tender of sil ver be reduced to £4." It also suggestE that, inasmnch as Sir William Vernon Har court selected Rothechild as delegat, to the monetary conference, the last named geni tleimui will probably receive an inkling that the British government will supporl his scheme. TRACING THE ltONEY. The Extraordinary Amounts in the ('anal Advertasing Fund. l'Aitse, Nov. 30.-Flaery, auditor in bank ruptcy, to dcv refused to testify before tie Panneta crnal investigating com nittee. Rossignol. Flaerv's predecessor. confittmer the statement that Iaron de lisinnch re ceived ll,Otlt00l0 francs from the Pancnis Canal company, of which 4,H00,000 were sel down na used for advertising. Managet 'Ihierie, of a broker's heru, testified that Iteinaoh paid h,lttl,ttl0 francs into the firm's account in the hlank of France, and that or that security the firm issued twenty-sever checks. Witness refused to aey, however, to whom they were made payable. Ibm committee thereupont requested the mtnin ter of justice to have the checks seized, and the minister promulsed to send the requetl to the public prosecutor. The public pros sentor has written to the president of the committee protesting against his interfer. inte in judielal matters, Sneer at Newspaper Enterprise. LONDON, Nov. 80.-"Yankee details and exclusive information" Are the sneering headings under which the Pall Mail Ga rette publishes a summary of the details of Gladstone's new home rule sobeme for the Irish provinces, as cabled here. Few papers print the cable dispatch but none com ment on it. A reprepentative of the Asso slated press to-day had an interview with Herbert Gladstone on the subject. Asked whether the scheme as published was based on an autograph letter of his. Gladstone said there is not a word of truth in the re port that any snob autograph letter is in existence. In regard to the alleged scheme, whioh purports to be the plan of the gov ernment, Gladstone said it was unworthy of notice, adding that it contains its own most effective denial. Bilg Fire In Buena Ventura. PANAMA, Nov. 80.-Buena Ventura has suffered severely from fire. A great por tion of that important distributing center for the Pacific elope of the republic was destroyed on the 17th by fire, causing irre parable loss and widespread desolation and rain, as the prefect telegraphed to the gov ernor here. Later advices announced that the fire destroyed between sixty and seventy buildings, including the court house and prison, but the principal commercial houses were uninjured. 275 Japanese Lost. LoNDoN, Nov. 30.-A dispatch from No gasaki says the Japanese war vessel Chish imaroken, bound from France to Japan, was sunk in a collision in the Inland ser with the British steamer Revenna. The latter was badly injured and her passengers transferred to the steamer Empress of Ja pan, bound for Shanghai. 'Uhe crew of the war ship, numbering 275, was lost. WESTERN ASSOCIATED PRESS. William Henry Smith Retires From the Management-Annual Meeting. DETRorT. Mich., Nov. 80.-The regular an nual meeting of the Western Associated press was held here to-day with the largest attendance ever had. Great interest cen tered in the meeting on account of the agi tation pervading press circles throughout the country and the tendency towards new combinations. The membership of the Western Associated press was divided as to the best policy to pursue, and on this ac count the plan for a readjustment, proposed by the special committee appointed to for mulate one, was antagonized by some of the membe.e, who thought it wiser to ad here to the policy that was successful for many years. Very full discussion was had, extending over three days here and in Chi cago, and every interest involved was ac corded a hearing. Good feeling prevailed. and the result was the approval of the pol icy recommended by the special committee on reorganization, in which there was prac tically a unanimous acquiescence. Victor F. Lawson, chairman of the exec utive committee, made a full report of the work of the past year, which was unani mously approved. The report of the gen eral manager showed the affairs of the as sociation to be in a prosperous condition audits business rapidly increasing. The old board of directors were elected, as fol lows: Albert J. Barr, of the Pittsburg Post; W. A. Collier, of the Memphis Ap peal-Avalanche; M. H. De Young, of the ran Francisco Chronicle; Frederick Dris coll, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press; Chas. W. Knapp, of the St. Louis Republic; Vic tor F. Lawson, of the Chicago News, and Eugene H. Perdue, of the Cleveland Leader. In making his report the general manager announced his purpose to retire from active journalism, as he felt he had earned the right to a few years of leisure. Subsequently a committee was appointed to draw up resolutions bearing upon Mr. Smith's retiraey. 'the following report was made and unan imously adopted and directed to be spread upon the minutes. The committee was re quested to have a copy engrossed, signed by the officers and sent to Mr. Smith. "The Western Associated press learns with regret that William Henry Smith, its general manager, intends to withdraw from active newspaper work. He became con nected with this association in an official capacity Nov. 1, 1869, and has continued with it up to the present time. During his twenty-three years of service the annual business has developed from $185,000 to $040,000, and from $81500 daily to $30,000 and $45,000 daily, with only five or 10 per cent increase in cost to our membere. Over $9,000,000 have been expended under his supervision and every nickel accounted for. The association now desires to express to Mr. Smith its appreciation of his eminent services and his sterling integrity, and to extend to him the cordial good will of all its members. (gigned) "CHaRLEs P. TAnrr, "WASHINGorN HsrINo, "EUGENE M. O'NEILL, Committee." The president announced that the gen eral manager had consented to give his help to the board until the present compli cations were settled and the business put upon a satisfactory basis, which was re ceived with applause. The board of di rectors organized by the election of the fol lowing otlicore: President, Hon. William Penn Nixon, of the Chicago Inter Ocean; vice president, Charles P. Taft. of the Cin cinnati 'l'imes-Star; secretary, H. E. Baker, of the Detroit Free Press; treasurer, Hon. Georgo Schneider, president of the National Bunk of Illinois: executive committee, Vic tor F. Lawson. Frederick Drircoll and C. W. Knapp; general manager, William Henry limith. The members will return to Chicago to-night to complete the work of reorganization in that city. 'USJING TIII WORK. Another Gang of Men Started for the Ails. cour itiver Dane Yesterday. Surerintendent J. H. Lawrence, of the Water Power company, is beginning to make things hum. In addition to the force of torn who started the wok of construction on the great dam near 1'ngh's ferry. a crew of thirty were sent out the river yesterday, and will be put to work at once. Thirty-five teams are also at work. An appropriation of 200.000 inches of the waters of the Mis souri river wae placed on tile with tihe county olerk yesterday. It states that the water will be used through mill races rnd Iatru iron tubes which will feed the turbines. The races tap the water from the left bank of the river about a half mile below Pugh's lerry. The favorabl weart tier has permitted operations to go on without any delay. If it contanuee for some time vet the enterprise will be well advanced to ward completion. Ntrrd at Owner's Risk. NArV'Ir.rr, Tenn., Nov. 30.-- Tome time last year a bonded warehouse belonging to the governmuent burned near Cartner's sta tion, five miles south of Nashville. Stevens A. Co.. disttleirs, had 80t,t(t) gallons of whiaky stored in the warehouse orr which trx had not been taid. The government brought suit against them upon bond foe unpaid tax. They set up the defense that the whisky was In control of the govern ment when destroved. The government clainted that the whisky was stored at own er's risk. A jury tried the case and re turned ia verdict for the government for 'The Arai guns turned out from the ord tunce works recently added to the (ramp ship-building plant were tested and fuund setiefotaory. HUNOREDS OF MILLIONS. The Immense Sums of Money Re quired Annually for Payment of Pensions. Raum Admits That Estimates of $165,000,000 Will Be Too Small. TIce Number of Pensioners on the Rolls Is Over Eight Hundred Thousand More Applicants. WanrIINo'w, Nov. 30.-The annual re port of Commissioner of Pensions Green B. Baumn shows that there were on the pension rplls June 30 last, 876.009 pensioners, an in crease during the year of 199,908. There were added to the rolls during the year 4,937 new pensioners and 2,477 previously dropped were restored to the pension lists. Daring the year 25,806 pensioners were dropped from the rolls. The total amount expended for pensions during the year was $139,035,622. For the present fiscal year $144,95A,000 is appropriated and, taking the cont of pension allowances during the first four months of this fiecal year as a basis of calculation, the commissioner estimates a deficiency in the appropriation of $10,508, 621, and it will be necessary to supply the needed funds. An estimate of $165,000,000 is submitted for the next fiscal year. The commissioner says, however, if as many pension allowances are made this year as last this will not be enough. Under the dependent and disability acts 920,958 claims have been filed, of which 403,859 have been allowed. Pension pay ments under this law, to Sept.30, amounted to $76,494,448. The commissioner heartily commendsethe disability act. The commissioner admits that since the passage of the law there has been a great deal of unfavorable comment upon the pension system in general, and that it has been said the country is in danger of being bankrupted by extravagant and undesery ing pension legislation. "But," he com ments, "casual consideration of the great change in the mode of the lives of these men, and the conditions to which military life in timelof war subjected them, must suggest that the strain upon these life powers of these soldiers was so great as to make permanent inroads upon the vital forces. which would necessarily result in the development of a multitude of ailments and disabilities beyond the reech of medi cine. It is this class of citizens who now constitute the great body who are on the pension rolls. Good health and ability to perform labor were their capital; when these were gone they were in a great meas ure deprived of means of support. A large proportion of the men who carried moe kets have been unable to keep up with their neighbors who remained at home in the great struggle of life, and the claims of these persons for assistanee from the gov ernment rest upportle broadest foundation of justibe."' The commissioner says the policy of the office for three years has been to use the larger part of the force upon original claims. believing it just and proper that those who never received a pension should have their cases considered in advance of those seeking increase of pension. During the past fdecal year 224,047 certifi cates were issued in original cases and 79. 781 in increase claims. The commissioner is of the opinion that if this policy is pur sued until the close of the fiscal year 1894, the adjudication of original claims will be substantially completed, and at the close of 1894 the highest number of pensioners ever to be placed on the rolls will have been placed there. There are 449,876 original claims pending. The revolutionary and 1812 war rolls are rapidly dwindling, only twenty widows and two daughters of revolutionary veterans be ing on the former roll. Survivors of the war of 1812 on the rolls number only 185, against 284 the year before. taum closes with a comparative state ment of the work done under the Cleveland and Harrison administrations. He says: The total number of original certificates issued from March 4, 1889. to Oct. 31, 1892, was 520,565, and total number of pension certificates of all classes issued during said veriod was 885,048, while during the period front March 4, 1885, to Oct. 31, 1888, the number of original certificates isnued was 185,769, and total number of certificates is sued during that period 402,385. The cost to the government of each caetificate issued during the Cleveland administration was .$21.35 and during President Harrison's ad ministration $10.41. Indians Concede More Lands. WASHINGTON. Nov. 30.-The Cherokee commission has sent in an agreement re cently concluded with the four confederated bands of Pawnee Indians in Indian Terri tory. By this agreement the Indians code to the United States a residue of 283,020 acres after they shall have taken therefrom their allotments. The commission since its appointment has concluded agreements ag gregating nearly 23,600 square miles, which is almost two-thirds the area of the state of Indiana. Of these agreements the first four have been ratified by congress. Tihe Life Nsaving Fervice. WAsairistToNs Nov. 30.-The annual report of General Srperintendent Kimball, of the life saving service, shows the number of disasters to vessels within the told of oper ations during the year to be 3137. There were on hiord these vessels 2,570 porsons. of whom 2,M)0 were saved. The estimated value of vessels and caeoies is $8,28l.325, and of this emunnt j7.111.103 was saved,. In addition there were ,,nrinii the year $17) caenalties to pail bl,,ts. low boats, etc., on which were 3135) persons, of whom only seven were lost. Considered by the Cabinet. W oASiisairinr, Nov. 30.-President I tarri son, in view of the exigeicy of the ioar ap proach of the session of congress, called a special meeting of the cabinet to-dav to consider the recomiierndations in his imes sage. It is now his intention to merely touch on one or two points which he had in moind to elaborate, rind he expects to have the document ready for presentation to congress Tuceday. 'I he Ioring sei case and the financial outlook was also consid ered at the cabinet mieting to-day. 133,0110 Iteplacrd by Iirown Paper. (.i-icrroN, Tex., Nov.. i'0. -'This morning the sate of the Welle-Fargo Exprese com pany brouoht a bundle of brown paper fluin Kounte 11roe., of New Turk, to the Irland City Savings birrk, of this city, last night, substituted by the .rbbers for t10. IRK) iin good money. It ad brought a slini. lar pnoknge from aio, Nstiunal tank, of New York, to Ball, ilitchiriren A. Co., which should have contained $25,000. tIll GOauing fair 5tin. Sins ANtomio, Nov. 30).-Several series of rais-making experiments by Gen. IDyren forth were besun this evening. IBombard meet will be kept up for eiahlt hours. Four hydrogen-oxvcen irlluonswero sent up and groind batteries opened fire at the time, dischergiug every thirty seconds THE flUNT FOR HERETICS. Being Preseented Vigerivr'y in Cincin nati and tlew Tort. CINcJJNATr, Nov. 30.-The charger against Prof. tmith, having been decided sufficient in form and effect, the trial proper began to day. The prosecotion began by present Ing two published articles by Prof. Smith, in which he discussed ordination vows and freedom of opinion among minister,, He declares therein the absurdity of expecting entire conformity of views among mrinie tsr'. Hle says it would be simply an im pussibility for every minister lo conform to even the views of a muejority of the general assembly, and says that in meri case the minister cannot be expected to go to an other church, as he may be unable to find one in entire accord with his views, and to break away and found anoalpr would be schismatic and sinful. There are too many sects already. Prof. Smith admitted he wrote the arti cles oited, end said he had no testimony to offer in defense. I).. Lowe, of the prosecu tion, urged him to offer something by way of disavowal of what the committee charged his articles taught, but defendant stood on his rights and said he preferred to disprove the committee's charge, not to disavow or give an interpretation of his language not warranted. Lowe made the opening argument, maintaining that Prof. Smith, while inquiring into the principles of the church, had done it in such a wiy in these articles as to injure the peace and purity of the church, because if the church organization is to be maintained it was in dispensible that the Bible be regarded as absolutely infallible. Prof. Emith replied with brevity. He complained again of the ambiguity of the charge. He denied disloyalty to the church and said the articles were written to main tain the authority of the church. Sum ming up, he said there is no evidence to show that he impugned the Westminster doctrine or assailed the fundamental prin ciples of the church order, as set forth in the form of government; denied that he taught disloyalty to the church or in any way injured the peace or purity of the church. The closing argument was by I)r. McKib ben, of the prosecuting committee. He was careful to say the questionwaswhether, from the testimony adduced by the com mittee, its interpretation of what Prof. Smith has taught is correct. EQUABBLING OVER METHODS. But Dr. Briggs Scored Some Advantage In the Contest. NEW YOaR, Nov. 30.-At the opening of the Briggs trial this afternoon Dr. Francis Brown Reid ojected to the trial proceeding. on the ground that there is no case, as the presbytery dismissed the same charges now presented after hearing, Nov. 4, 1891. There was an animated debate between members of the committee and the Briggs adherents. Briggs waived the third objec tion and N. R. Brown moved that the fourth objection be sustained, objecting to the relevancy of all proofs from scripture, the confession and the catechism. This. after an amendment requiring the removal of proofs from specifications to the charge, was carried, and another point scored by defendants. Dr. Southworth then moved that in view of Brigge' objection to the offer of wholesale evidence, that the clause in the eighth charge, offering the whole of his inaugural address, the whole scripture and the whole of the Presbyterian stand ards, be stricken out. On r oll call the mo tion was declared lost by two votes. Briggs asked that excaption be entered in his be half on record, and adjournment was taken until to-morrow, PAYING TAXES. A Big Rush at the County Treasurer's Ofilce. Ever since the middle of lest week County Treasurer Barden and two deputies have been kept busy making out tax receipts and taking in money and checks. Up to Satur day night about $70,000 had been received at the office. Some of it came by mail, but the bulk of it was brought to the office by taxpayers. A good many of them got the idea that yesterday was the last day before the penalty of 10 per cent attaches, with the result that the treasurer and his assistants were almost swamerd with business and did not finieh checking up the books until 11:30 last night. They expect a crowd to-day and will keep the otlio, open until 1) p. m. It is the last day of grace. The man who has tiny taxes to pay and dots not do it to day will have to pay 10 per cent of the amount in addition as a penalty for putting it off. Up to last night about $150,000 in taxes had been collected. TIlE BOYS MLST STOP IT. Vandals Who Break Fire Alarm Boxes and Destroy the Circuit, Chief McKinnon, of the fire department, has been having a great deal of trouble re cently with breaks in the fire alarm circuit, caused by mischievous boys. I wo or three times they have broken the alarm box near the Seventh ward school house, and the re sult has been that the circuit hlis been broken, and in case of firo the department would have difficulty in responding prompt ly. The other day, during a high wind, it was discovered that tue a stem was out of order, and after much trouble the break was found to have been the result of the antics of some boys who go to the Seventh ward school and who bad broken the alarm box. A determined effort will be made to stop the practices of those boys, as it places the city in great danger. Rolled Down an Embankment. AiKAsAS CITY, Ark., Nov. ^l.--The north bound Missouri Pacifio passenger train, leaving here at 12:46 p. so. to-day, jumped the track about one nmle from the city. 'Ihe langeage car ant two coaeheo left the track. '1 ho coch next to the baggage car rolled down an enibonkiment about twenty feet end turned over r. total wreck, injuring fourteen or fifteen passengers. Amoug those injured are Judgoe Tindall, slightly; Mrs. Dr. Tiller, probably fatally hurt; thero tmen, nature unknown, cuot aod bruised considerably and considered proba bly fatally hurt. Many Ilace ths Mieaulee. Hulttiurr.rr Nov.: ).-The physicians and nurses at the Maryland hospital are buster than they have been for a long time rerelv tmg itnmig nute from the ship Weimar. Ninety in all were taken to the hospital. Of theon about forty have tMeoales, all children. All are steerage ptsse ngers and mostly all ire tGernosna and iouasiais. tind a tey to lte Safe. Uwiuri, Ill., Nov. 10.-A robber with the key to the exp:ess safe of the UI. S. Expreso row prity yerterday, while the mssoouger was absent, entered the express car of the Illinois, Indiana & lowa road here, un looked the safe and stole $200. Theie ts no clue to the rubber. Uusgeed a Itoy Mlurderer. MACoN, (n., Nov. 30.-Willie Iteh, a ne gro boy, aged 15 years, was hanged here at noon for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Wil der, while under arrest for potty thieving. 'tho exeention was strictly prtvate, not even the mnembers of thi press being ad. muted. CONTESTING TWO PLACES Republicans Who Were Not Elected Yet Are Anxious to Hold Offlee. Mr. Athey, of Great Falls, Alleges Irregularities In Election Day Proceedings. Mr. Knapp, of Misenuln. Alleges Tamper. log WVith the Returas-The Trial of Jake Harris. (GmAT FArTa, Nov. 80.-[Special.1-Pa pers in the Athey vs. Cockrill contest case were filed in the district court to-day by plaintiff's attorneys, P. M. Baum and J. A. leargent. Mnit was brought to test Cook. rill's right to the certificate of election. W. M. Cockrill was regularly nominated for district clerk by the democrats, and later on wag endorsed by the people's party. Athey claims a majority of at lease 200. Complaint contains eighteen allegations, charging, in the main, that Cookrill was not regularly nominated by the people's party in convention, but that "a pretended certiflcate of hi nomination was filed by Daniel McKay and George Wales, without the sanction of other members of the exec utive committee of the third party; that Cockrill paid McKay or some other person at his spacial instance and requess at least $200 to issue the certificate; that at Smelter precinct no voting booths or any kind of rail or guard were provided, as required by law; that at that precinct parties were elec tioneering for Cockrill and other parties within at least five feet of the ballot boxes, contrary to law; that at divers precincte the judges permitted unqualified voters to vote for Oockrill. CASE AGAINST JAKE HARRIS. Trial Begun in the District Court of Cascade County. GarAT FALLS, Nov. 30.-[special.]-Jake Harris, of Helena, was arraigned in the district court to-day to stand trial for as sault with intent to kill. He plead not guilty. The case will be heard in a few days. J. M. Clements. of Helena, is hers to defend him. The crime for which he will be tried occurred here Nov. 15 of last year. While Helena and Great Falls peo ple were returning to Neihart in celebration of the completion of a railroad to that camp, he had some trouble with George Treat, city marshal of Great Falls. As the latter left the train here Jake began thoot ing at him, one of the shots inflicting a bad wound. Treat returned the fire, emptying his revolver at his assail ant. One ball broke his thigh, and his leg later on had to be amputated. Joe Lessard, of Kibbey, and a young son of L Marks, of Helena, who were in the crowd, were also hit by stray bullets. Luckily all three recovered from the effects and are as well as ever, while Jake goes around on crutches. Owing to his protracted illness the case has been continued from term to term till to-day. Contest In Miseoula. MrssouTA, Nov. 80.-[Special.]-L. J. Knapp, republican and populist oandidats for clerk of the district court at the latb election, has filed with the clerk of thi board of county commissioners a statemeni contesting the election of F. W. McCon nell, who was elected by a majority o1 thirty-six and a certificate issued to him hi the board of canvassers and the republicar clerk and recorder. Mr. Knapp. in thi statement. alleges irregularities of the voti as canvassed in five precincts in the west orn part of the county and claiming thai but for these irrecularitiea he (Knapp: would ibe elected. To-day being set for i hearing before Judge Marshall, McConnell by his attorneys. appeared andn moved t( set aside and quash all proceedings in tht case, Knapp asked that the hearing of thi motion te continued until Saturday, whiol was granted by the court. A Land Office Decielon. MissouLANov. 30.-tSpecial.1-A decleior was today handed down by the register ant receiver of the United States land otfeie a this place in the contest filed by W. 11. Has kius against the Helena and Victor Mining company to determine the character o eighty acres of land adjacent to the Curlev mine, near Victor. 'the company contender that this ground was mineral in character they wereendeavoring to obtain a patent fo, a portion of the land as a mineral claim Haskins contended that the land was non mineral in character. The decision, how ever, held the land to be mineral and do aides in favor of the company. :ltugged a Sleeping Pansenger. TACoM4, Wash., Nov. 30.-- Thomas Cole. man, alias Thomas Looghegan, who at one time was suepocted of the murder of Dr Cronin at Chicago, came hero Sunda: night, on route eret. When the train ar rived lirakreman Guy struck Coleman ovet the head with his lantern because hr would not wake up, inflicting a "oall wound an inch and a half wide. Coleman rushed from the car as the train drew into the station, with blood streaming from thi wound. To-day he called uonu a prom inent legal tirm at Seattle and asked thetm to sne the Northeon 1'acitie for damages lie thinks the brakeman knew his identity and wanted to kill him. To-day he "lp peered badly soured aad seemed to be ex: poeting aeothor eserult. Brakeman Guy was discharged to-day. A 'Couch of Inaauta Westher. Irn.ri Iy.ANo Crry, Nov. 30.-This is the heaviest snow stort on Long Island since the blizzard of 1858, the fall being from eighteen inche. to two feat, and heavy drifts in many places impede the travel All trains are delayed or snowed in. Thoas from Snag Harbor are muising. Nothing can he heard front thom as the wires art down over the entire island. The drifts are packed hard. Clevelnud aumtnioned Exaurour, Va., Nov. 30.--The chief inol dent of the day was the arrival of the sharn of Northampton county with a summoni for President-Eloot Cleveland to appear be fore the chancery court at Richmond. 11e would not state what the cries involved. Cleveland had good luck while out docking to-day. An Illinois Batnk knspends JOLIET. Ill.. Nov. 30.-The Stone Oils bank has suspended. It had a capital stool of $100tOXK). The failue was caused by tbe collapse of the Enterprise company. run b, the sane parties who owned the bank. T'h