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OL. XXXIII.-NO. 808. HELENA, MONTANA, SUNDAY MORNI 0. DECEMBER I I1, 1892.-TWELVE PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GANS & KT LEIN DURING THE WEEK comr mencing to day James Martel' must die by electrocution in the State prison at Dannemora, N.Y. His crime was the murder of John Perello, and he was tried and found guilty at Ballston Spa, N.Y., in October last. Appar ently hanging will not be re stored electrocution as a punish ment in New York State has come to stay. Holidy Attraeti0ns Are displayed in our win dows and will be added to continually. Reasonable Praes Will be quoted in accordance with the rule governing our establishnment. A Spiendid ariety Ranging from the lowest to the highest grade of arti cles. Ornamental ad Useful EleF ator to Fi'e Floors. Sole Agents for Dr. Jaeger's Celebrated Sanitary Wear. Especially adapted for Women ani Children. GANS & NEEIN UNIQUE POLIIICAL DINNER Given by Caprivi to Leading Poli ticians and Journalists in Germany. First Instanoe Where the Power of the Press Has Offoieally Been Recognized. Now Certain That Caprivi Will Have a Majority in Favor of the Army Bill. (Copyright, 15R2. by the Asseolated I'reses. BERLIN, Dec. 10.--O the eve of the first reading of the army bill Chancellor von Caprivi gave a parliamentary dianer unique in oharacter, as bringing together both members of the reichtag of all par ties and press representatives of all shades of opinion, except the socialists. It was a memorable recognition of the influence of the press and marked an epoch in German journalism. While this dinner was pro ceeding the socialists were holding meet ings in every electoral district in Berlin protesting against the army bill. Resoln tions were adopted denouncing militaryism and urging the formation of a people's militia. A new feature of the meetings was the attendance of women, who by their fervid enthusiasm gave more trouble to the police than their socialist brothers dared cause. When debate on the army bill opened in the reichatag to-day the house was crowded and the galleries full of visitors. The tenor of the speeches from all sides dis closed no uncompromising hostility to the bill. Herr Richter, in his address, said the freisinnige party would grant whatever funds are necessary for the introduction of the system of two years service, but the chancellor will have to apply to a more complacent reichstag than the present one to obtain demands beyond that.! He con tended that the bill would raise the extra ordinary budget to the extent of two hun dred millions of marks. The chancellor's reply to the speeches against the bill was mainly directed at Rich ter. He said the latter was an able political statistician, but scarcely in a position to offer a reliable opinion on the details of the military system. On this subject views that were authoritative in highest military circles must have weight. "So convinced am I," said the chancellor, "of the neces sity of the bill for the continued existence of Germany that if the reichstag wished to thrown upon me its own zesponsibility I would tranquilly accept it." Continuing the chancellor said that un dr the provisions of the bill 60,000 young men would annually be added to the army, so that in a few yoars 450,000 more men would be aeady to take the field against a hostile army. This statement also elicited cheers. The chancellor appeal'd to the house not to throw the country into confu sion by rejecting the measure. Manteoffel, stveakinc for the conserua tives, said his party would vote for the bill if it was provided that the quality of the army would not suffer through the pro posed increase in numbers and organiza tion. 'I he general opinion is that the bill will vase the first reading by a good ma jo'ity. The resurgence of Judenhetz is riot lim ited to conservatives. Something like popular demonstrations of anti-Semitism have occurred in several centers whe e the freisinnige element is strong. Twice this week considerable crowds passed along Freidrichtrnase crying, "Down with the Jews." Leading conservatives and moder ates are confident the emperor is ashamed of the Jew baiting done by the I arty and have protested naicnst including an anti Jewish plank in the platfonm. The anti Semitic piopounnta in Austria has re e vd trerh energy by the actiorl of (ielmtan cJn so vatives. A large mass imeetiug war re cntly held in Vienna town hall, at which Prince Alois Lichtenstein, amid the plaud its of at crowd, advised them to boycott Jewish t adesmnen. Coming from a man of his imiportance the advice is likely to have a bad ittert. The funeral of Dr. Siemens, the well kn:own electrician, took inace to-day with much pomp. Chancellor von Caprivi and many other officials, besides a roeat crowd of prominent people not in official life, were present. Four thousand workmen from Siemens' facto y followed the hearse. Among the floral offerings was one from Edison. In a recent conversation with Lieut. Evans, military attache of the American legation, the emperor expressed regiut that because of the distance ire could not visit the Chicago Columbian exposition. The government will g:ant 270,000 marks for an exhibit of the Prussian school system at the World's fair. PRO'IIPECY OF WAR. Used to rcure Voltes Inr the German Mill tary hill. Beur.IN, Dec. 10.--Gen. von Kaltenborn Stachau, minister of waR, introduced the army bill in the reichstag to-day for the first reading, with a long and earnest speech. He declarel that Germany must be prepared to enter at any moment into a final war, which would dwarf anil preceding wrs in mangnitude of forces einaged and of irnes to be decided. It eis imperative that every man in Germany able to bear arms should be ready to respond when called. 'The bll is a moeaure of supreme tnecessity and demanded no sacrifice that the patriotism of the nationl should not be willing to grant, ard no sacrifice greater than whet other nations are making in p leparation for a miglty struggle the t might at any time begin. it was in obedience to the eupremle need of Geiomany in that struggle that thile bill had been prepared and thile government holed and exrated it would reeeive the support of every one interested in mInaintaining the integrity of the fatherland, antl ill defending those ad vantages which it had cost so much of GOer man blood and Geruman enelgy to obtain. The war minister described at length the details of the bill, and showed that every effort has been mrade to seake the burden as li.ght as prudent terard for the security of the counrtry and eofficiency of the army would permit. The address was favorably received, and his utterances in regard to the almost certainty of a great European war at an early date evidently produced a profound impresslon, as con8firming the iredictions of Chancellor Cap.ivi on the same subject. Chancellor von Caprivi made a srpeeach in which he hinted that the government is de termined to dissolve the reloshtag unless the bell is passed. Aimed Agalinst Silver. Wias oroTN, Dec. 10.-Williams, of hMas sachnsetts, Introdgced in the house a bill for the discontinuance of silver purchases after Feb. 1 next, and setting aside as a trust fund umouey received by the treasury for the redemption of national bank notes which by the Sherman law of 180 are made mlsoellansoau receijts. IE1PUDLICANS SCHlMINU. Te Defeat the Will of the People-.-esa torial Contests. WAsancetron, Dec. 10.-While the demo oratio advisory oommittse was conferring in New York and defining plans for secur ing democratic senators in doubtful legisla tures in Wyoming, California, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas, there is a conference of republicans being held in Washington having just the opposite purpose. Some leading spirits of the re publican party neasotembled at the Arlington -Gen. Clarkson, Warner Miller, C. N. Bliss, Gen. Alger. George M. Pullman, Gen. Estee, of California. George Manley and Representative Johnson, of North Da kota. among them. It was said that their meeting was by accident, but at any rate they had a long conference to-day. It is understood that the principal subject dis cussed was the senatorial situation in the several doubtful states, and plans were made to meet the move of the democratic senatorial advisory committee, who are trying to secure the eleotion of demnocrats to complete demo cratic control of congress. The whole sab ject, it is said. was thoroughly canvassed, and some of those present were satisfied that the democrats could be kept from hav ing a majority in the senate if tWe proper sort of work is done. Considering Montana. NEW YoaK, Dec. 10.-Many members of the democratic national committee were In the city to-day. They met late this after noon at Ex-tecretary Whitney's house and canvassed the senatorial situation in Kan sas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana and California. Most of their time was devoted to Montana. As many desired to attend. the Reform club banquet to-night, the meeting soon adjourned, leaving much work unfinished. Another session will probably be held Monday. TWO WIVES, ONE HUSBAND. An Indiana Woman Will Claim $20,000 Now Held by No. 2. BUTTE., Dec. 10.-[Special.]-In 1878 in Lafayette. Ind., a man named Wm. Fritz courted a young girl, deserted her, and fled to Chicago. He was arrested in Chicago by the sheriff, taken back to Indiana and forced to marry the girl or go to jail. He married her but soon deserted her and came to Butte and it is believed here that he was never divorced from his first wife. Fritz died here recently worth $20,000, of which $12,000 is in cash. It is believed his first wife still lives in Indiana and has a child, who was born shortly after lihe de serted her. The estate is now in rosses. sion of Mrs. Fritz No. 2, who lives in this city, but it is reported that the Indiana woman claims that there has been no divorce and that she is coming to Butte to claim the property. Shooting scrape at Hamilton. MI~soULA, Dec. 10.-[Special.]-A proba bly fatal shooting occurred near Hamilton yesterday. From information received here it appears that Felix Flock, a rancher, owns some land over which teamsters in the employ of 'Tom Hailey have been haul ing logs. For several days the relations be tween Halley and Flock have been strained. Yesterday some teams hauling over the land were stopped by Flock and Hailey. be ing near, went over and remonstrated with him. Flock became very angry and pulling a revolver shot Hailey. Theball was found to have entered the middle of the back a little to the left of the spinal column, but could not be located. Constable Shaw started after Flock and arrested him near Corvallis. Flock made no resistance. An other constable was sent from Hamilton to bring him from there, but Shaw refused to give up the prisoner and kept him at Cor vallis last night. Hailey is a very popu lar man at Hamilton and the indignation there is very great. Had Flock been taken to that place there is little doubt but that he would have been hung. Bozeman Notes. BosM..t, Dec. 10.--[Special.]--The at tachment served on Moger & Co. Friday by J. E. Oppenheimer, of Butte, was settled to-day by H. Nicholson & Co. and Lindsay & Co., of Helena. who together then at tached the stock for $1,300. The most successful church fair ever held in Bozeman closed Friday evening, It was gotten up by the guild of the Episcopal church and lasted three days. The pro ceeds amounted to $600 clear of all ex penses Death of C. L. Hatg. BUTTE, Dec. 10.-[Special.]-C. L. Hai, city editor of the Butte Miner, and for six years connected with that paper, died sud denly to-night. Mr. Haig had been in ill health for several months and recently made a trip to the coast, but returned recent ly to resume his position. He worked until two weeks ago, when be was again forced to take to his room. He was 45 years old, unmarried, and was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Walkervllle Republican Ticket. BUTTE, Dec. 10.--[Special. I-The republi can city convention of Walkerville met to day and made John D. Medlin chairman and L. J. Williams secretary. The follow ing ticketwas placed in the field: For mayor. W. 11. (Gehrman; for police m'gis trate, Judge Hierbert; alderman, First ward, Sam btuart; Second ward, John Hamilton; Third ward, Joseph Broughton. Mayor William E. Hall declined to run for re election. A Dwelihag lturned. MSrsnoi.. Dec. 10.--[Special.)--A house a mile from lamnilton, and occupied by Mrs. M. Allison, wasee burned to the ground this afternoon. A carpenter named Mar tin is thought to have caused the trouble. He is reported to have been drinking and was smoking in bed. He was rescued from the flames with much difficulty by Frank Kirkenburgh, who was severely burned. Loss $2,500t, no insurance. Three Trallllen Hurt. K.IrsiteIL Dec. 10,--I Special. ]--Conduo for James Considine had his hip jammed and his collar-bone blroken, and Irakemaun E. A. Hawkins had his sides jammed while coupling care west of here to-day. Ioth are serousely injured. Itrakeman J. Kolly lost an index finger of his left hand while coupling carsat Columbia Falls to-day. - Rulmnoret Trouble at ilelknap Agencv. G(iAT FlA..Hs, )Dec. 101.-- -SpeiOal. I1--It is rumored that there has been trouble amumoung the Indians at Belknap agency, 125 miles east of here, and that Agent 8imoune was shot while trying to pacify them. It is inm possible to get any reliable informuatlon front the agency, but enough is known to aorcoborate the above. ORATORY AND COUNSEL, Heard by a Brilliant Audience Sat urday Night at Madison Square Garden. On the Occasion of the Reform Club's Dinner to President Cleveland. The Distingnished Guest Was the Chief Orator-Carl Behurz, Carlisle, Mills and Others Speak. Nxw Yonr. Dec. 10.-Statesmen dined as statesman to-night in the concert ball of Madison Fquare garden. It was the Re form club's dinner to President-Elect Grover Cleveland. The prospect of bril liant oratory and wise counsel filled the boxes and the galleries with, men and women, and the audience were not disap pointed. A number of leading statesmen of the democratic party, and of the nation, for that matter, spoke well and to the point. The statesmen and patriots who spoke, aside from President-Elect Cleve and, were Carl Bchurz, senator Roger Q. tills, of Texas; ex-Gov. James E. Camp .el, of Ohio; Gen. Patrick Collins, of assachusetts, and Congressman Thomas Johnson. of Ohio. Flowers and foliage plants were tastefully arranged about the ball. A noticeable feature of the dinner was the number of out-of-town statesmen present. Almost every state was repre rented. At least one-third of the 575 who sat down at dinner were from out the city. It was almost eight o'clock when the president of the club, E. Ellery Anderson, rapped for order. Divine blessing was then invoked and dinner seryed. While the dinner was in progress the boxes and galleries gradually filled, and when the courses were finished there was not a va cant seat in the house. Dinner over, Pres ident Anderson arose and made a brief eulitistic speech of the guest of the even inf. He flattered the president-elect in thb most felicitous manner, and closed with proposing the health and prosperous administration of Cleveland. He then in ttoduced Cleveland, and the applause be tame almost deafening. As it began to die away Cleveland arose, and the enthusiasm was redoubled. He said: "We can contemplate nothing more grati fying in connection with this assemblage than the proof it affords that the American people can be trusted to manage the uov erriment given into their keeping. If there are those who have been dieas pointed end isheartened by the extent to which our alieve been deceived and misled, or w. with fear have seen heedlessness of the duty of citizenship open wide the door of corrupting influences, or who, with sad forebodings, have beheld the fatal rocks of debauched suffrage; or who have mourned because appeals to selfishness and promises of unequal advantages are apparently un dermining patriotism, which alone justifies our hope of national perpetuity, let this occasion and the events which led to it re instate faith and confidence in their coun trymen. If we have learned that an appeal to the patriotism of our countrymen, and an honest presentation of political princi ples to their intelligence and judgment are not in vain, the thought must not escape us that while our people will in the end repay their support of the political party which addresses their understanding and reason, instead of the broad i rejudices and selfish interests, that they will surely revenge themselves upon those who deceive or betray them. " hoe national democracy and its allies in political principle rejoice over the de feat of tho=e whose fate is full of instruc tion and warning, If we redeem the promises we made to the voters of our land, the difficulty of our task can hardly be ex aggerated. Conditions involving the most imi ortant interests must be reviewed and modified, and perplexing problems menac ing our safety must be settled. Above all, and the ultimate object of all we do, the rights and welfare ot our people in every condition of life mpst he placed upon a more equal plane of opportunity and ad vantage. We should not enter upon our work In the least spirit of resentment, nor in heedless disregard of the welfare of any portion of our citizens. The mission of our party, and the reforms we contemplate do not involve the engage ment of jealous animosities, nor discrim ination between American interests. In order that we may begin with free handswe should vigorously oppose all delusions which have their origin in undemocratic teachings, or in demagogic attempts to de ceive the people. We should strive to rid ourselves and our countrymen of the idea that there is anything shabby or disgrace ful, whether in public or private life. It extravegance in public expenditure has been prevalling in the past it afforrs no ex ruse for continuance; and there is no breach of duty so palpable as the waste of money held by public servants for the peo ple's uses. I he. .cultivation of such senti. ment is not a only a high duty,but an abso lute necessity to the consummation of the reforms we enter upon. "We shelll utterly and disgracefully fail if we attempt these retorue under the in fluence of potty prirtintin achemingii or fear iof jeopardizlig tersounal tolitical fortunes. I hby carl only be accomplisho.l when urn selfish tatriotismn guides the aspiratrons of our people and regtllites the action rif their chosen servants. We who aire to be charged with the responsibilitv of making and exe - cuting laws, should bregin our preparation for the task by rigid aself-examination and self-purgation frlo all ignoble tnd un worthy tendencies threatening to enter into our motives and dersigne." At frequent intervals during the speech tile president-elect was interrupted by hearty tipplause. He warmid upas he pro ceeded and spoke with a warmth that coln rinced hie hearer that he mueant every word he said. When he finished the applause lasted several miinutes. Mr. Schurz said: "Mioral forces iu politines toi med the laost striking illustration in the recent eleotion. Before the conventiont many well meaning democrats thought and declared that with Cleveland as ils candidate the demrocratic party would be domtoedt to cer tain defeat. They thought a man who, instead of truckling to otller people's preju dices always expressed his convictions of right and duty with defiant frankness, must pIrovoke insupernale opposition. .Moral forces were the decisive factIo~r, how ever, for they turned to Cleveland for every vrte lost several times ns mani v votes tIf pn triotio men who had not been detnocratro before. These moral forces are that patriotlism which subordinates every other, consideration of the general welfare, the honor and greatness of thie country. "So long as dlemocracy meanus the presr- varlton of popular self-government in its whole sphere, the maintonance of sound constitutional doctrines. hionuety and wise econolmyuv in adminisltratsoun, war upon cor rapting agencies in our political life, war uptIni solfish mIonootteos aund favorlttanl by law, a currency systelt that will crheat no body and keep us i'i harmony with the money of the world's commere, public service honestly organize] upon the prin ciple that public onflce ie a i.nlblic trust. so long will thosie who recently came froru the outside of the democratic party to vote for Cleveland continue to faithfully march in its ranks. And by thus wedding itself to those moral fo!res which lmade it Invin cible in November, the democratic party will become intellectuallv, mlorally and numerically one of the most powerfiul na tional parties known in our history . In closing, Schurz said: "Young men. your nims cannot be too noble, nor yohr ideal too high to suit the taste and wil the tappreciation of your countrsumon. If you ask for proof of this, look at the mian you elected pIesident on the eighth of Novoni her." After Mr. nohorz finished speaking lion. 'T1'. L. .Johnson, congreasnian from t)Ohio, was introduced, 110 said the dermocrAtic party now faces the responsibility of its sweepingp victory. Only a party of honesty and party courage can guide it safely. Tlhe real dan ger is not from without, but floro within. What the masses demand of the democratic party is that its action shall he as radical as its platform. It is not the f people but the lenders who now neeid edu cation on the tariff question. A democrat io avalanche is started. It will rund the party that ti.es to play with it; it will crush whoever seooeks to block its way. ' he will oe a the people will be thwarted and the next I congress paralyzed if we again elect half hearted men to lead. "In organizing the new house," he said. "let us put in the lead men who will not palter with protection." a Senator ltoger Q. Mills was next intro · duced and said: "While I rejoice with you with the victory we have achieved, frank Hess reouire, ime to say my joy is not unal loyed. To fitly discharge the duties im posed upon us we must show the people we were honest in the declarations made in convention, that we will tax them for the singe purposeof raising revenue to support honest government. Whatever measures a we adopt we mast be sure shall not only r not impair the rights of American people who labor and the market pronits thereof, but so that the employ ment of the labor of the whole country shall be the prime object of the democratic party. You will have to take the prohibition off the importation of goods coming to the country. In order that we may give employment to labor in our own manufacturing industries we must untax every material thatentere into manu 1 facture, because we have prolnisrd that we s shall deal equally with the American people. I mean that we must follow principal, nc matter where that principal goes. We must abandon the specific system of taxa f tion that taxes by quantity and blinds the - yeso of taxpayers and nobody can acconni for it. This is the work before up, my friends. All we have to do is to follow our chief, support him loyally and stand by the promises that he has made to the people." Carlisle was then introduced, and said: "At last we have reached a position from a which we can see in the not distant future the plain, unselfish, patriotic people of the country once more in possession of all the political departments of our own govern ment, under the leadership of a man who always had the courage of his convictionl Sand the ability to tperform the work as signed to bim. This is the prospect which compensates us here this evening for mans a long years of hard labor, and encouragel the hope of better times still to come." r CRISP DID)N'T SPEAK. f Principally for the Reason That He WVal Not Inlvited. f NEw YORK, Dec. 10.-At the opening ol the dinner Hion. Charles F. Crisp. speaker of the national house of representatives, was among the prominent gentleomen at the speakers' table on the platform. It wa, expected by nearly everyone present that he would make an address, but at 11:41 Crisp rose and left tile bannoet hall, ap; ar ently very much dist, bed. It was revorted i that he was ill, but this was not the case. Speaker Crisp was seen by a representn tive of the Associated press as ho was leav t Ing the hall. r "Are you not going to speak?" was asked. t "No," he said, "I was not invited, to r speak. I was invited to dinner and my in s vitation was such that I understood that I t was to be called upon to make an address. a I urepared one and gave it the Associated press at their request." aMi. Crisp then excused himself and left the hall. An Associated iress r reesenta - tve then asked Ex-Secetary Fairchild for 3 some explanation of the withdrawal of Speaker Crisp. Fairchlid frankly said the reason Criersp did not speak was that he was t not invited to speak. Said Mr. F ,i child, I with some hesitation: "There were sc - many democrats of promrinence I resent thnr we could not let themr all sp et k. so weo had 3 to limit the number of olicechee." There was much disappolntnient in the banquel a tall that Crisp did not speak. r MAY HAVE BEEN MURDER. One Miner Shot In the Back, Probably by 5a nlCompanlion. The Billings exchanges bring news of the death of a miner named Gaffnoy, who is supposed to have been murder ed by anothe: s miner named Stephlany. Gaffnev, Stephany 3 and Gladwin worked togethe'. About two weeks ago Stephany and Gaffney disap s peered. Gladwin, after weeks of vain - searching about the canyon and valley, I aided by .a manu namled Sharpney, discov ered the remalns of a man. The woIves and coyotes h:ad evidently dragged the body from a Iruslh retch near b). lle flesh wat -entirely g.irwed froml the hones, but the - skull aid clothing were suliflelen for lir flieind (iladwin to Identify the boty us thial Sof (Gaffne. lie recognized the coat and especially the shoes, umier style hob nailed, Sand olne heel which lhad woril off on one - ide'. on which Gatf'hey hald ntackied strips ol leather cut from an old boot. li the coral at the back were i4 number of hioles, shtow - ing tl:e penetration of buckshot, and the f backbrne hiad several shot imdridded in it, and the btnes were fi aitured Irom the I salue caue. 'IThe inference os that Stephant murdered antther by shooting hIln in the Sbuck witrhout warning, nod thin robbed I him of a line gold watch aUnd some money, concealing the Ibodv 1u a thicket close by, Sand striking out with thile outfit and suppl, to a rendezvous which he had made with 5 3 renegade, who is known to be coicenled it Sthat seottl., tieiug suspected of killing cu ot - tl belonging to other people, aind for wheLni - the otlioers are searching. (iladwiu posi I tively irldentitled tile remains of the mur s dered man. SIrAVIN WIl., Flti(lT.' Hie 'ounli Like ti 5i-t On i a Mtlch .ithl Joe r- eldtard. Ne.w Yoona, l)c. 10.--A casblgram was re ceived to-daiy by Richard K. Fox fomi At kinson, in London, saying thalt Frank Sia vin would fight Joe thoddard if the Crescent City club of New Orleans would put up a $10,000 purse. The Couey Island Athletic club will probably bid for the fight and the (oreseount Clty club to get the fight must put up another large purse. Capt, Williams, of the Cresoount City club. is in New York. The Coney Island Athletic club received a very rlarge suml of mone1v as their share oh the toddard-Maher fight T'hursday ight, and they will hardly allow the Crescent City club to Ihave this (ioddard-Slavir tight without making them pay well for it. Albert Uorderdonk, of Milton Center, O., jeRalous or his wife. returned holne at twa o'clook and met John Dick coming out ol - his rhoouse. 'lThe men grappled anld lUndcer Sdunk stabhbed and killed Dick. Underduun 1 was arrested. NO SILVER DIVIDENDS. Not One of the White Metal Mines of Nevada Running at a Profit. All of the Mills on the Carson Iiver Are Idle Except Three. And They Represent But tFew Stamps li Coutlnlnu us Operation-An Inter view With the Governor. SAN FRaNcrrcno, Dec. 10.-Gov. Colcord, of Nevada, is in the city. hpeaking of the newspaper dispatch stating that nearly all the quartz mills on the Carsbn river are shut down and that there is a general de pression in Nevada owing to the low price of silver, the governor said it was all true, and he said that they have now not a divi dend payinu silver mine in Nevada. "Not one of the Comstock mines is paying. 'I be Consolidated Virginia has not paid a divi dend for five or six months. It is taking out $60,000 or $70,000 a month, but the ex penses are more than this. Many mines are not working at all. 'There is no addi tional expense, either, and no holdine over of a dividend purposely. The situation is that with silver reduced to between 80 and 85 cent;, as it has been lately, and is now, they can't work the mines at a p:ofit with low grade ore, of which we have much. Sil ver at such prices cuts both ways, and we will have to find higher grade ores or cease mining. "I still have hopes that the Brussels con ference will fix such a uniform ratio of value to gold that we can go on. They may not fix it at sixteen for one. as now, but even if it is eighteen or nineteen to one, it would be much better than it is now. If the other countries of the world don't agree to the uniform ratio, then I am in favor of prohibiting all other silver from entering the United States and coining our own. This would help us considerably, I think, though, that Senator Stewart and some other silver advocates have different views in the absence of anything being done, and silver remaining as it is. The Nevada miners must turn their attention to agriculture, and the mining camps will be depopulated. There is no sunch thing as supposing mines can be worked. "All the mills on the Carson river are now idle except the Brunswick, Nevada and Morgan, and these, instead of representing 328 stamps, as they would if silver were only at a fair price, re;,resent actually but sixly six stamps at work." State Senator Williams. of Virginia, spoke on exactly the same thing andt was entirely coirobatory of the dispatch and the renmarks of the gov4 ernor. All Nevadans here are watching r the Brussels conference with keen interest. TELLEt'S OPINION. Opposed to the Repeatl of the Sherman Act. WAsIrNoroN, Dec. 10.-Senator Teller, one of the warmest champions of silver, is decidedly opposed to the repeal of the Sherman silver law and looks upon the bill introduced by Hill as a menace to the white metal. "I am opl:osed to any interference with the Sherman act," said Teller, "for the repeal of that law means the further depreciation of silver. Of course the law is not what it ought to be, and we always looked upon It as i temporary expedient. But it affords some relief. Until something better and more permanent is given us the silver men would naturally be opposed to its repeal. The Hill bill, or any similar measure, would depreciate slver even lower than it now is, and increase the evil in stead of remediing it." Teller thinks there will no attempt at silver legislation tlils seesron, certainly not until alter the liiussels conference has reache l some conclusion. "If that con ference." continued feller, "does not do anything looking to relief then we must do it. I aimt hopelul, however, that the con ference will iaeiomplieb something, al though it seems. probable it will adjourn over till spring." THE IDEGREE OF HONOR. A New and Rapidly (lrowling Organiza tian of W~',lmn. Fourteen lodges of the Degree of Honor have been organized in Montana since Sept, 1, with a total membership of 1,503 women. The organization is in the nsture of an auxiliary to the A. O. U. \V., and provides insurance benefits similar to the latter order, and has for its main object the establishment of a home for widows and orphans. Ihe fourteen lodges have already raised $:.000 for the auroir e, and have a promise irom a prominent Helena memberof the A. 0. 1.W. tf In site ior thie home. Great interesstexists just now Imoni the mliem bhers of the Dei;ree of Honor over the ap proaching oiganliz xtiron oit I grand lodge. It will be formedl in Helena on Wednesday and Thursday next, when live delegates Iron each of the fourteen lodges in the stats, andi other oiemnbors besides, will be here. Mlount lelena lodge No. 1 will receive tile delegaticie and provide for their social welfee. ttii Wednesliay evening, after the business seeassiou at A. t). U. W. hall there will Ie a ball in Electric hall andl the organiization of the grand lodge will be celibratel by a maunificent banquet to the, visiting delegates and monm hers of Mount Hlelena lodge, This will take place ii the ituver blhck on Broad. way, the tintire second floor of the building having been kindly placed at the disposal of the executive committee of the local lodge by Mr. Peter Wine. The entire iimanagment of the entertain. Inent of the visiting delegates will Ie in the hands of the executlve columrittee of Mlouut lelenai lodge No. I. 'I his commit toe hes been at work for weeks arranging for the event inul they are assured of sue ioee. It is coluposed of Mrs. Emma 1). Irete, chairman, Mrs. ".lnmma Hurns, Mr.e. Mary M. Iklundt, Ire. Elas I'. O'Neill, IMrs. Pauline 1'ardellran, Mis . iiP. . Yaeger and Mess Claudie Morton. The receptilon committee consists of all mnemhers of Mount tHelena lodgi No. 1. Mrs. 1). l. Nelson, Mrs. C'. lDonnelly, Mrs. J. toarf and iMrs. A. Faok are tile floor committee for the ball at Electric hall. The executive coummittee at its nsmeeting last night refused to call upon the gentlemen for assistance in the management of the banquet and naumed Mrs. R. N. Adams as the toastmis tress. Tile Csslt E,,ldormed. WAssaroriow, Dec. 10.--The committee representing the national Nicaraugnna canal convention called at the White house this morning and prid their respects to the president. The president received them cordially. It is reported that he took oooa nion to say, among other things In regard to the causnal: "The world is calling for it. I do not see how anybody can possibly find grounds tor objection. The lack tof the canal retards the progress of the world. It is our cunit line. If we do not proceedl England or some other power wal. We