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VOL XXXIV.--NO. 209. FIVE CENTS
HELENA, MONTANA, THURS AY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1893 PRICE FIVE CENTS GANS & ITLEIN To-DAY the World's Fair Carnival of Athletic Sports opens in Chicago. The programme is under the direction of the Amateur Ath letic Union, and the contests which will continue three days, are to take place on the grounds of the Chicago league baseball club. The events are open to all amateurs in the World, and to-days specialties are runs for various distances from 75 yards to two miles. Some Points W IIICII MAY BE appropriately re marked at present refer to the approach of fall. People will demonstrate wisdom by preparing now for cool weather. The wardrobe should be carefully examined, and all articles which will be needed should be noted. FTER THIllS PRO cess is the fact that we are ready to supply all wants in outfittings for Men, Boys and children. Our line will be as complete and reasonable as usual. :,"Elevator to Five Floors. GANS & I'LEIN TO LOCK HORNS OVER IT A Hot Debate Expected Over the Bill Repealing the Federal Elso.. tion Law. Democrats and Republloans Alike Anxious to Have the Issue Presented. Will Be Welcomed by Both Parties-illver Compromlse Amendment to le Intro. dueed by PFalkner. WaaHmuorow, Sept. 18.-Thogh tbhe bill to repeal the federal election law as to be presented to-morrow in the hoese, it is not probable debate ea the messaie will begin before Friday. How long the disceasion will last is unsettled. Republicnne say they will last t least a month. Tucker, of Virginia, who has the bill in charge, says no limit will be placed upon the speeches in the line of legitimate debate, but as soon as it is apparent that the minority are fll bastering the committee on rules will be invoked for an order which shall compel a vote. A good deal of opposition is manifested even on the democratic side to the present consideration of the proposition to repeal the federal election law. It Is claimed it will detract attention from the senate, and in this way, as well as by angering republi cans, endanger the cause of repeal. The answer of southern democrate to this is brief but to the point. They say they have already sacrificed their opinions on silver to the position of the administra tion and cannot go back on their constiat enciee, unless something is done direotly desired by their section. Apart from this there is a general desire on the part of the democratie leaders to have some questions brought forward upon which political lines can be visibly drawn. They point out that the democratic party is not a unit on silver or state bank tax, or the income tax, and there are differenoes of opinions as to what extent tariff revision should go. On the question of the aboli tion of federal force at the polls there is no difference of sentiment. Leading democrats are unanimous In the hope that there will be a lively political fight on the repeal of the eleetion law. It has been so long since there has been a genuine political fight in the house that it will be welcomed not only by democrats but by republicans. The exact programme which the rer ub lioans will follow in their opposition to the repeal of the federal election law is not yet made known. As a matte of fact secreoy is belng observed, not without a purpose, the minority being afraid of dtaolosing its plans of campaign to the enemy. All that they will say is to repeat their detrminna tion to fight until they can no longes hold out. The debate, as already indicated, promises to be very bitter. A SILVERt COMPROMISE. To He Introduced In the Senate by Faulkner, WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.-Faulkner will in troduce in the seuate his amendment to tie Sherman repeal bill to-morrow. It will provide for the monthly coinage of $8.000, 000 worth of silver till the aggregate airon lation of silver reanhes $800,000,000 and will call for the retirement of all bills under $20 denomination. Faulkner said he had not yet oanvassed the senate upon the amendment and was not prepared to say whether it would command suffioient votes to secure acceptance. However, he had re ceived many assunranoe of good will towards the principles suggested by the amen 'ment from members who expressed a willingness to support it In ease it is sat isfactory in detail. It is believed the great bulk of silver ad vocates, republicans and democrats alike, will support the measure when they find it impossible to get anything more favorable. Many repeal advooates, repr seating the conservative element of that side, will probably cast their votes for an nmend .ment giving silver the limited recognition p oposed. It is definitely known also that the infla. enee of the administration will be exerted in opposition to this and other com promises. Whether the amendment will be able to secure a mojority of the votes despite this position can only be aecer tained by a canvass of thi senate, and pos sibly by vote. It is not expected the am undmrent when intreduned will be taken up immediately. NOT READY YET. Voorhees Asked That a l)ay Be Set for the Final Vote, WASHINGTON. Sept. 13.-In the Senate Mills, of Texes, gave notice that he woald address the senate Tuesday. Stewart's resolution for a committee to ascertain whether senators were interelted in na tilnal banks came us, and Stewart ad d eased the senate in advocacy of it. After a few moments he diverged into a gene al disonssion of the silver qesltion. Voorkees snggested one week from to day ns n snitable time for elesing debate on the repeal bill. Unanimous consent was necessary. Dobols. of Idaho, objected. fenator F hoop, of Idaho, spoke in oppo sittlo to the repeal of the Sherman aet. Of Little Consequence. WAsemnxOTO, Bept. 13.-The Russian gov ernment has ordered that its uint shall no longer receive from individuals silver bars or worn silver pieces to be converteS into coln, and the importation of foreian lilver corn is rohibited. This prohibition, how ever. shll not apply to the Chinese lamb, whioh China may still send into Russia over the frontier. No greet slnililoance is attached to the order by the treasory do. partment, as molt of the money of Russia is paper, and sliver seoline are few. May ie Arrested for Treason. PrTrrnuno. Sept. 13.-A pensloe attorney whose name the pension oilielas refuse to duvulge has been writing letters to sue. pended pensloners in this distriot advising them to kill President Oleveland. Seo-stary Hioke Smith, Comnmisioaer Loobran and alil others connected with the recent raline ef the department suspending the tray ment of certain pensions. A copy of the letter has been forwarded to the iaterior depa tment, and It is probable the attor ney will be arrested for treason. It is said he wes a Grand Army man and a pea stoner. Hall to rive It to Wales. Rrnns, Isle of Wibht, elpt. 18.-The prinee of Wales' yacht lirittanali won the race for the Breatoan' rest esp, deleating the Amerloan yacht Navaho*, owned by ltoyal Phelps Caeroll, of New York, by two eaoonde. It was an astonishingly close race. coneidering the feet that the coarse was 1)0 tailes in length. POOR POLIT'IC.i, IEVIEN. Pallenr to Assemble the Le.lelatwe Bels MRepubllcan Deem to Montane. To The Independent: The prodoution of silver and other metar contained therewith is the great propelling power that moves all other industries o our state. Close up the mines and satop the maohinery of our smelters and mills, and all other industries languish. This Is real ised more forelbly to-day than ever before in oar history. From one end of the state to the other men are in vain seeking em ployment. btrong and able bodied men are in some instances offering their services for their board. The silver Industry is strug. gling for an existence; It is being throttled; enemioesof the white metal are determined upon its overth-ow, and, strange as it may appear, some men in oar midst are willing that they shoald accomplish their eurpose. Another senator in Washilaton, who is an able, native and aggressive silver man, might save the day for us yet. But we see the hamiliatiag spectsile of those in power hesitating and declining, as yet, to start the wheels that would soon land a man in the senate chamber to fight for our interests, when the influence and voice of that one man might be worth millions to eour indus trial lie. It is with amazement that we beheld some of our leading republican politiolans opposing the elaection of another senator, apon grounds so guzy that the most unob serving can see through them. If members of the republiean party take advantage of the present olroumetanc es to gain a partisan advantage, at the expense of finanoial distress, ruinaed hopes and the necessaries of life to eountless thousands. they will do the state a greater injury than they can compensate for if they should be placed in power and remain the a for a generation to come. In a olisis like this. when our greatest industry is in the bal. anoe, we need and must have every man on deck that we are entitled to, and partisan ship should be laid aside and all men work together for the general good of all. As a *epubilean I protest against this ef fort to prevent our fall representation at Washington. As a republican I denounce this scheme to prevent the calling together of the legislature of our state for the pur. pose of electing a Urited States senator, under the eireumstanoes, as, almost orimi nal. There never was a time in the past, and it Is hard to imagine each a condition of things in the futu e, when a senator has an epportunity to do so mnobuch good as now. And ret we are told that we must wait until another eloetion and thereby be deprived of one senator for the next two regalar sea sions of congresr, when the anuse of sliver, in which we are so deeply intelested, will be passing through its mnost trying ordeal. The miners, mine owners and others who are dependent upon this industry will enter protests so vigorous that it will shake the state from Oenter to ocroumferenos before tbey will submit to this. And the party who carries out this dis franchisement should be buried in political oblivion. The attitude of the republican party on the silver question lately has not made it many frionds in the silver asates, and if this jugglery continues it will be im posilble to elect a republican senator from Montana in the future. A Lire Loon ROPUJLICAW. HIS FIRST OFFENSE. Clies. Mitchell Looked Up After a Futile Attempt to Escape. A case of burglary which occurred in Helena yesterday gave the police a chance to show that they were alert, and they did so. Early in the evening Officer Lynch ar rested Chas. Mitchell,' who was seeon to enter a pawnshop with ai bundle of cloth ing. Mitchell claimed the clothing was his own, and, as he was rather a decent appear. ing fe low, while the police investigated the matter the prisoner was allowed to sit in the ma shal's office. The door was open, and though there were two people in the loom beside the marshal and Mitchell, the latter made an excuse to use the spittoon, and getting to the door he suddenly ran out. He ran up Main and thence over to Clore and across the hill. The marshal and two officers parsued him, but he ran like a deer end soon dis appeared. Marshal MeOann decided that the man would make for the railroad crose ing near eassler's, and with Officer Bossler he went out there. He had not been there three ruinutes before Mitohell almost walked into his arms, and the officers and their prisoner returned to town in the same car that had brought the first named out. Mitchell has alwaya borne a good repata tion and he said before he was locked no that it was his first offense. He said he had had nothing to eat since Tuesday night and he had b oken into a cabin up the trnich, taken some clothing and pawned it for $2. lie was provided with a substan tial meal. He will have a hearing to-day. HORSE TIIEF'S TROUBLES. Arrested at the Penitenstlry Gntes After Serving Sentence. Isano Gravelle will probably be brought to a realization that it is not always a good thing to appropriate other people's horses. About three years ago he was arrested ip Fergus on the charge of horse stealing, tried at Lewistewn, found guilty and sen tenced to two and a half years in the peni tentiary. His sentence expired a few days ago, and when he was set at liberty he was met at the gate by Sheriff Curtis, who had a warrant for hie arrest, also on the charge of horse stealing. Gravelle was brought over to Helena and yesterday Constable J. A. Hendricks, of Marysyille. took him to that town for his preliminary examination. omuething over three years ago sixteen head of horses were stolen off the range near Marysville. and Gravelle was aocused of the crime. He left that section and the next heard of him was his trial sad eon victlon at Lewistown for the same crime. The offlolals have been waiting for his lib eration from the penitentiarv to put him on trial for the Maryeville affair. He is a yonua Frenchman and previous to leaving this oounty worked in the valley. PERSONAL. J. M. Dixon, of Missoalais I in town. Mayor tamsay, of Bozeman. is at The Helena. Dr. N. Salvail has returned from a visit to Chlecago. State Benator John A. Power, of Fort Benton, is in the city, F, ank D. Lamoreox and D. V. Bean, of Diamond City, are at the Grand Central. Mrs. F. Gordon Dexter and Miss L. A. Gandelst, of Boseton, are at The Helena, returning home fiom a tour of the sound country. Chief Jastice Pembsrton has gone to Califor:na fo his health, whish has been far from good recently. He will be absent about a month. Harry Walker and Howard Babcock left for the east yesterday. Mr. Walker goes to the World's fair and Mr. Babcock to New York and the sonth. Mise Hlds Weineteln leaves to-day for a visit to the World's fair and eow York. While east she will seleet a large line of goods for the holiday season. L. N. Sylvester and wife for Chicago, J. G. Moala and wtife for St. Paul, F. 0. Whitely and Tom Howland for Montreal were among the Great Northern departures yesterday. John liarhbauser, Nerman Younag, Dr. Black and IH. G. Weidenfelt, compose a party of prominent German citizens who are at The Helena, on their way to the Na tional park. IN OUE[ SOF MILLIONSI. Suit Against Villard and Other Northern Pacific Magnates for Big Money. A Declarod to Have Been Fraud- t, ulontly Secured for Their o Personal Advantage. Accused of Unloading Property and Stocks on the Company at Prices That Were Largely Flctitious. New Yoag. Sept. 18.- John Swope, of r Pennsylvania, one of the stookholders of t the Northern Pacific Railroad company, on d behalf of himself eand other stookholders, f bas begun an sation in the supreme court 1 against Henry Villard, Charles L. Colby, r Colgate Hoyt and Edwin H. Abbott, of the 1 Northern Paeific railroad; Thomas F. I Oakes, Henry C. Rouse and Henry C. 1 Payne, its receivers, and the Chicago & Northern Paciflo Railroad company, to oompel the individual defendants to make restitution of millions of dollars which it is alleged the Northern Pacific company has been deprived of by means of fraud. The complaint alleges that Villard, Colby, E Hoyt and Abbott, in September, 1889. owned land at Harrison street and Fifth r avenue, Chicago, upon which was then i being constructed the Grand Central pa senger station, and also controlled the Chicago & Great Western Railroad com- a pany, the Bridgeport & South Chicago Railroad eeompany, and the Chicago, Har- C lem & Batavia railroad company, which I operated lines of railroad within the limits I of Chicago. The value of the lands men- I tioned and the railroad properties is said i to have been $8,000,000 in March, 1890. Swope charges that these four men in September, 1889, sonspired to defrand theI No thern Pacifcl company by selling to it, through themselves as directors, all this Chlcago railroad property and land for a price in excess of its value, so they could make exorbitant proft to themselves per- I sonally in fraud on the Northern Pacific company. By the osheme they received about $18,500,000. For the purpose of dis guising the conspiracy the Chicago -& Northern Pacific railroad company was or ganized by Villard, Colby, Hoyt and Ab boit in November, 1889, with a capital stock of $399,000. secured by a mortga~e on the p:operty of the Chicago & Greant West ern company. It is slleged that 5g19.950.000 in bonds wr.- ,i.5+.. ,a ru rour men in 0o.etion in payment for the different prop erties mentioned, and shares of capital stock in the three railroads in Chicago were resigned to the Farmers Loan & Trust compann as trustee. V'i.. td and associates then made to themselves, as owners and in control of the Wisconsin Central company, a lease for I ninety-nine years of all the property of the a Chicago & Northern Paclifi company, sub ject to the $30,000,000 mortgage and other outstanding mortgages. Then the Wiscon sin Central company was !eased to the Northern Pacific company on a mortgage for ninety-nine years. Villard was then chairman of the Northern Pacifil company and two of his associates were directors. This was arranged so that, in addition to the profit of $10,850,000 already realized by I them in bonds, they would be entitled to i about one-third of the profits to be derived from the operation of the Chicago & North ern Pacific as soon as it became sef-sup porting. The purpose of the suit is to have them restore to the Northern Pacific or the Chi oago & Northern Paciflo $10.850,000 of bonds and 94.250 shares of stock obtained for the Chicago p onertles. An accounting is sought at fair market value of the prop erty at Harrison street and Fifth avenue, Chicago; also of the three Chicago rail roeds, and after deduotiog $1.049,000 en ourmbranoes upon that railroad, that Vil lard, Colby, Hoyt and Abbott be adjudged to deliver to the Chicago & Northern fa- I cifio comoany, all bonds of the company received by them in excess of a fair market i value of the property, or face value; also i an accounting of the sum of money con tributed by the Northern Pacific to the Chicago & Northern Pacifie for the pay- a meont of int:est on the $30,000.000 mort gage and to par over 94.260 shares of capi tal stock of the Chicago & Northern Pacific received by them for par value. ON THE RAUC TRACK. Flyers Over Easterm Courses Who Came Under the Vlre te Front. OutrCAoo. Sept. 13.-Nanoy Hanks went against her record of 2:04 to-day at Wash ington park before a crowd of 20,000 peo ple, but 2:06 was the beet she could do. At the conclusion of her effort Monroe Ialls. bury, owner of Dl eotum, announced that tour days after Dirretum noes against the world's trottlng record, Friday, he would stand realy to match him against any trot ting mare, stallion or gelding in the world, mil hbents in herness, best three in five, for $5.000 or $10,000 a side. 2:17 trot-Clara D., Kate F., Cicerone, 2:149; 2:80 trot-Kratz, Break o' Day, Lady Robert, 2:21k; free-for-all pace, purse $6. 000-Flying Jit,, W. W. P., Manager, 2:10,"; 2:003`; 2:0734; 2:45 trot--'eep o' Day, Hen rletta G., King Naser, 2:21. CoINCINATI, Sept. 18.-Latonia track slushy. Leven furlong.-Harry Weldon, White Nose, The Hero, 1:33'4; mile-Dolly AMcCone. Indigo, St. Cvr, 1:47k; six fur longs-Desapod, Confidence, Lady B., 1:20; five forlongs-Tip, Cyrus, French Cyrus, 1:0514; nine-sizteentilt-Santa Marie, Con nie C.. Buale B., :579; five furlongs-Marie K., Little Walker, Volt, 1:06. GitrAVess D, Sept. 18.-Track fast. Mile end one-sixteenth-Prinee George, Illume, London, 1:49; five and a half furlonus-D)-. Haeb ouck, Kingston, Ameer, 1:07:; six furlongs-Tom Tough, Red lanner, Even ains, 1:14i~; mile and one-slc.,cnth-Don Alonzo, ly Jove, 'reasuee. 1:00'.; five fur lonus-Frog Dance, Little Mat, Aurelian, 1:02; five furlonges-I1thtmore, Florence, l'atrioian, 1:08; six furlongs--Will Elliot, llams. Jordan, 1:16. BOOMERS SUFFER. irotling nao end l'arshlng Winds Afflict theos Pore. AnxIANes OrrT, Ken., Sept. 11.-One hun dred degrees of heat nto the shade, the air filled with suffocating dust, and hot winds blowing aerosa parehed prairie, were the severes onditione that the boomers along the Cherokee line were forced to endure to day. At this pleee over fifty were overcome by heat most of them being in inne before reglstration booths. .si have died and others ae in a eritteal condition. At Caldi well thirty-two were seantruck, two dytOg. At Orlatdo there were twenty-two son strokes and two deaths, and at Hlenaessy eighteen strokee and one death. KaNsas CITY, Sept. 18.-This was the warmest day of the yea:. At three this afternoon the thermometer at the weather notlie registered 102. A hot wind blow in Kansas all day and it Is feared corn and other veletatlon was further materially damaged. ON TRIAL FOIL MURDLILlR. Thos. I)emmons' Ifereeen Is Unintentional IIorln ald. Hl.ndacl to 'hIn Indtl,,ndout. MissouL.A, Hept. 13.-The trial of T. J. )ermoinon, aohrged with the murder of John McAllister, on the Ilig Blackfoot, last August, took the timne of the district court to-day. The killing was the reselt of a drunken quarrel. Iho defense is involnn t•ry manslganhter, claiming that MeAllis ter was killed by the oocidental disoharge of i rifde in Demmones' hnds, which he was using as a o nU. Win. Htans was the prin clpal witness for the proeuention. His testimony was very damagln t to the p is ouer. le stated that defendant had nued the rifle ns a club, but had pulled it to his shoulder when the shot was fired. Deourouns' wife wee the principal witness for the defense. Her testimony differed with that of htaus as to the position of the rifle when discharged, which ie the vital point nto the case. The attorneys for the defense are Marshall, Corbett and Franolse for the proseeutlon I. G. Denny. At four p. m. the evidence was in and Mr. Denny commenced the arSument. He was fol lowed by Hal 8. Corbett in a very able speech for the defense. T. C. Marshall and Mr. Denny will conclude the argument to morrow. 'Ibis case will be followed by the trial of Wm. MeCardy for the murder committed at Thompson Falls on the same day. Firehbus at Miles. Special to The Independent. MILsR CITY, tept. 138.--Preparation for an attempt at incendiarism was discovered this morning in the rear of a buiding on Main street occupied .by Htrevell & Porter as a law office, and the adjoining one used as a fruit store. The rear of Judge Strevell'e oflfie was kerosened to the height of thlee or four feet, and hay, paper, torches, matches and a fuse which failed to burn were found in close proximity to the buildings. This is the fourth attemtt that has been made to born these builcinge, and a man named Hanson is now serving a term in the state prison for complicity in a former attempt. Notables at Miles. Special to The Independent MILEs CITY. Sept. 13.-Dr. F. Wobhltman, professor of agrieulture, and five students of the university of Breslau, arrived here this evening and wall stay until Friday to look over the country. They were met bi a committee of the chamber of commerce, which hae them in charge. Dr. Elliott Cones, the distinguoised eoi entiest and wife, of Washington, D. C., ar rived by this evenmng'e train and are at the MacQueen. BUSINESS NORLMAI. The Great Plants Arru nd Pittsburg Rap. Idly Reauming With Full Forces. PrTrrTgnrrr., Sept. 13.--A large number of Idle men was given employment to-day by theresumption of numbers of iron and steel plants. For the first time since June 30 every department of Jones & Laughlin's American Works is in operation, giving employment to 3.500 men. ixteoon addi tional furnaces were put in operation at the National 7 lab Works, and the sheet mill of Morehead, MeCleane & Co. has started. The Carbon Steel Works went on "double turn" time and the mtil, two heating fur naces, two puddling furnaces and four sheet mills of the United States Iron and Tig 'Plate Works started up with full forces. Za & Co.'s Ilant also resumed on "single turn." Other plants are preparing to start. JOTTI~iNGS ABOUT TOWN. A marriage license was isened yesterday to C. D. Rodgers and Annie Ferris. It is offiolally announced at Great Falls that the First National nank of that city will resume Dec. 1. A slick pickpocket relieved a visitor at the Capital gambling place last night of a fine watch and chain. The county commissioners went out ves terday to inspot the poor fa m. Their meeting will close to-dae. The Park hotel at Great Falls has dis continued its dining room service, but is still the popular stopping place in that town. October 1 TrHE INDEPENDENT will move from its present location to the Vawter building on the sorner of Broadway and Jackeon street. The examination of Ed LolliS, who cut Albert Ford at the Bucket of Blood saloon Monday night, has been continued for two dave, Ford not being able to appear yester day. Though County Treasurer Barden has not sent out his notices to taxpayers, quite a number cnlled at his 'fliee yesterday tnod paid up. The notices will be sent out in a few days. The coal dealera of Butte have formed an organization which ther say is not for the purpose of raising prices, but for self protection. They have all agreed to sell for cash only. The Hepner & Schmitt Commercial com pany filed its annual statement with the county clerk vesterday. It shows a capital of $21.,000, of which $10,001) has been paid in, and liabilities amounting to $8,5t1.68. All the public schools of this and adjoin nlg states report an incraaesd enrollment this year. Btate shows an increase of 427. or a total of 2794. Salt Lake revorts an increase of 1,50W0 and a total enrollment of 7,307. The United States district court, which is now in seession at Butte, has postponed the trial of all United States cases for ten dave. This is due to the fact that l)istrirs Attorney Weed is sick and unable to at tend court. Manager Cope. of the Grasshopper Placer Mining company, in Beaverhead oounty, received a letter yesterday from the fo e man of the mine, telling him that in drift ing they had encountered considerable coarse gold and he was sure there weeas gold all about the a resent workings. W. B. Arehibald. through his attorneys. Toole &. Wallace arid W. N. Fletoher, hae brought suit anainst the Montana Central in behalf of his son, lHenrr. a minor, for dlamages to the amount of $3,000, which he claims the letter received by beirng thrown from a list ear near Ilmn Aug. 21. 1812. The Seventh 1)ay Adventists who have been holding meetings in the cotton tabernacle on Fifth evenae, have fitted up the weas room of the Lookey building for the regu lar service, and will coutinue their evening meetings there for a few days longer. Their first service was hehl there last night. To night the old and new dieveonationr will be cont eated, showing the plan of salvation in each. All are invited. The Chinese druggist on upper Main street is indebted to a fellow countryman in the sum of $70. Not paying, the cred. ltor went to the druggist's place of busi. ness and took awar a groat lot of medl rlnes. The druggist had his creditor ar rested on the charge of burglary, and yes terday afternroo all Chinatown was present in the police court when the ease was heard. After a long while Judge Crutcher per suaded the creditor that he would have to return the goods, and told himr he must colluct his debt by civil cuit. The trial was as good as a play MORE TIME TO REGISTER Everett Bill Will Probably Allow the Chinese Six Months of Grace. Tho Term "Ohinoeseo Laboror" Also to Be Defined With f3omo Accuracy. Conference on tie RulJect of Chinese at the oIIune of Mcr.sreary Carlisle Tuesday Night. WASmINOTON, Hept. 13.-The administra tion has altered its determination with reforenee to the Everett bill, extending the time limit allowed under the Geeary act for tho Chinese to register to Sept. 1, 1891. ioat night at a conference held at the rell lence of Secretary Carlisle, at wihich, in ad lition to the secretary of the treasury, there we e present Beoretary Gresham, Attorney General Olney and Rlepresentative Genry, of Californla, the members of the adminn istration expressed the opinion that the bill ought to be pushed through both bosses at Inca and the intt ntlon was manifestedl of insisting upon going ahead with the bill to-day in the bonse. Geary, however. pointed out the radical defects of the bill, which would render its effects nugatory. lie also deolaced that the extension of time of registering should be reduced to six months; that the term "Chinese laborer" should be speeifleally defined, and the Im prisonment clause should be modified. He also wanted a provision inserted for photo graphina all Chinese who registered. It was finally decided to agree to the modifi cations, and accordingly to day the bill was referred by the fo eign affairs com mittee to a sub-committee that will meet to-morrow night. To-day it developed that Cleveland him self is not anxious to press the bill for fear it will complicate matters in the senate. In fact, he is in favor of the house folding its hands and doing nothing until the een ate acts on the She man repeal bill. Mean time the Everett bill will be calmly modi ied in committee, and possibly next week an amended bill will be pressed in the house. The house committee on foreign affair met this morning to consider the Chinese n-clusion matter. Chairm MoCreary laid the bill introduced by Everett. of Massa chusetts, before the committee and eog gested that it be referred to a sub-commit e.-. After some discussion this action was declaol up.. ".. U.t, hill .refrred to sub-. committee consisting of Unslrman m.. Creary and Everett, Pitt and Harmer. The nub-committee will meet Thursday. The Everett bill simply provides for the extension of time of registratton one year. THE WEATHER CROP BULLETIN. IHaryesting in Progress All Over the State -On the Ranges. Director Glass, of the Montana weather bureau, in his crop bulletin for the week ending Se et. 11, says: The temperature was slightly above the normal daring the past week. The precipitation consisted of showers and was badly distributed. The growing season is over and grain harvest is proaressing in all parts of the state. The majority of reports received say that the yield is up to the average where the crops have baen irlgated, but the unirrirated grain is not so good as usual. In the Flat head country the wheat crop Is yielding from twenty-five to thirty bushels per acre and is of a better quality than the crop of of Inast year. Prairie fires are still destroyint the grass on cattle ranges in northern Montana. al though the rain on eai t. 9 pat out a good many fires In Cascade and Ferguas counties. I he observer at Havre replorts that prairie fl es were burning all week; nearly all the fine grazing lands south of Havre and on toe no tb range of the Bear Paw mountains cire badly burnt. Large fires are prevalent in the vicinity of 'weet Grass, and along the boundary line. lSteams are drying up rapidly in northern and eastern Montana, causing cattle to suffer for want of water. Rains a e needed, not only to relieve the eufferinu cattle, but to start the spainga to flowing before winter beogis. NEW COUNTY COMMISSIONER8. Attorney General Haskell Renders an Opinlon i Relation to Them. Attoruey General Haskell has rendered a decision filing Nov. 4, 1893, ne the date on which the new county commissioners will assume office. 'The question is determined by section 4 of the state constitutione, which says: "In each county there shall be elected three county commissioners, whose term of ofilee shall be four years." The slate constitution provided for the eleetion of a complete eat of county and township officers whose to me were to commence with the admission of the state, and ex cept in the case of county commissioners, a given date was named on which such terms were to end. It is concluded, therefore, that section 4 cove as the matter, and that the terms of the present commnissioners will expire four years from the date of ad mission of the state, which oecarred on Nov. 8, 1889. The terms of the commissioners who take offioe on Nov. 4. 18:13, will expire on the first Monday in January, 1894. At the general election to be held next year three county commissioners will anain be voted for-one to be elected for a teain of two years, and two for a term of four years. The comimis sioners who will take office on Nov. 4 next were elected a rear ago, and the question was voted on at that time because no gen eral election would be held before the terms of the presunt comnmlssioners had expired. Afro-American Newspape r People. C(ITt'Ao, Sept. 13.--At a met sting of the Afro-American Press essooiation to-day a daughter of the first colored man ever elected governor of a state, Mrs. W. L. Marrell, of Newark, N. J., 'l'ramuet, read a paper on the future of the Afro-Ameriean press. I he association adopted a resolu. tion endorsin l'rresident Cleveland's ap. tointlment of C. i1. J. Taylor as minlster to itolivia. and asking the senate to make prompt coultimatllon. Mr. Taylor sla the first colored man ever appointed from thlr country as minister to a white republic. Died Alone it the Night. NEW YOas. 8ept. 1K-Frederlck I. Ames the millionaire viro-president of the Old Colony road and directo of the Union Pa. oifie, was found dead this morning. He left Boston last evening to attend a meet ing of Union Paofio directors here. To day he was found lying in his berth. WAuimnOTON, hept. 13.-.sIeele Kellogg, only son of Col. Kellogg, one of the late lien. Sheridan's staff, committed suicide is this oity tonight.