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VOL, XXXV.-NO. 289. HELENA, MONTANA. SATURDAY MORNINO, DECEMBER 8 1894. PRICE MIE. C0NT!
Gans & ...Klein TO-DAY the Napoleonic crase In the United States reaches its climax in New York. There will be a formal recep. tion of relics of the Emperor brought from Paris by Richard Watson Gilder, Cornelius Van. derbilt, the Smithsonian Institt. tion and the American Historl. cal Society. The collection, which is the largest ever made, will not be kept together, but sent all over the United States. 'ts estimated value is $s,oeo.ooe All Our Claims Of pre-eminence in Clothing re tailing would not be worth the paper they were printed on-all our advertising would be waste of money-if back of it 1Rfmere not the largest, the best, and the most complete stock of Clothing and Furnishing Goods that Mon tana ever saw. You know us by reputation, perhaps-but have you ever dealt with us-or ever wondered why we were the fore most clothiers of the west? Think it over-and we think we'll be better acquainted after a while. The stocks of Overcoats and ofClothing, replenished by con stant shipments, are unusually complete for this time of year. You can find just what you want -if you want the best in the market-now, maybe you can't later. Few clothiers attach as much importance to the proper clothing of Boys and Children as we. This has always been a strong point with us-and increased fa cilities for buying-make it at this time stronger than ever. Good material, good making, are really more important in Boys' Clothing than in Men's, for the wear is more severe. Our cloth ing is made with special care for the hard service it is likely to get. Nothing in Gent's Furnishings iworth having that is not to be had here-we set the pace. Knox and Stetson-want any better sort of hats, Mr. Man? Gans & ...Klein DAY IN THE HOUSE. Venerable Mr. Crow, of Pennsylvania, Op. posse the Currency Scheme of Secretary Carlisle. OF FORESTS AND TIMBER THIEVES. Further Disuslsion of the Railroad Pooling Bill-Other News of the National Capital. Washington, Dec. 7.-At the opening of the session of the house to-day, on mothin of Martin. de'mocrat, of Indiana, the order for a night ceslon this even ing to conelder Irlvate pensioa hilll was va(ated. The committee on banking and currency was given leave to sit during the sessions of the house. The house went into committee of the whole to consider the president's message. Wilson, of West Virginia, moved that the committee of the whole be dis charged from considcration of the men sage, and its various parts referred to standing committees having Jurldic ion. (eow, republican, of Pennsylvania, in accordance with the notice previously given, addressed himself to the banking scheme promulgated in the president's message. He amid he believed the law should remain exactly as it is, except that bhaks be allowed to deposit money as well as bonds for olrculatlon, and take out $110 on every $100 In money de posited, and circulation up to par value of bonds. State banks, he believed, should have the same rights of issue. with the same liability to the govern meat, together with personal liability of stockholders. The motion of Wilson was then agreed to. in ae mrinng hour McRae. from the committee on public lands, called up the bill to protect forest reservation. Wells. democrat, of Wisconsin, opposed the bill in every feature. The attempt to drive this bill through under whip and spur smelled-he would say sav red1. If he did not have such high re spet for the chairman of the public lands committee-of boodle. It was maid the forestry assocition was be hind this bill. There was another asso claton behind it, which had its origin in Maine fifty years ago, and mad now tended to the Pacific slope. It was an association of timber thieves and land sharks. If the timber thieves wesr allowed to go lnto the public for et they would bribe agents of the in terior department and destroy them. Pine land thieves in Michigan and Wi. o.nain, he declared excitedly, had grown rich on plunder and then bought eats both in the house and tha~other re challenged any advocate of the bill to show a lne in it deslgned to protect public forests. When Wells took his seat, Chairman McRae Indignantly denied that there was any land ring or association be hind the bill. He had assumed the re spunsiblty for the bill, and itf the gesn tleman from Wisconsin knew of any hidden power behind It, he would yield time for him to make known its nature. "I said before," replied Wells hotly, "I believe in your honesty, but the gen tleman is green in the lumber business, and I believe the gentleman Is being deielved and made a tool." "I may be green in the lumber bust ness," returned McRae, "but I take pride in the fact that I represent one of the largest timber sections of the country. My state, however, is not ai fected by this bill. There is no Inter est behind the bill save such as ought to Inspire every patriotic American the protection of forests from devastat ing fires and timber thieves." After some further debate, in accord -nee with the terms of the special or der, the railroad pooling bill was ta ken up. Bartlett. democrat, of New Y'rrk. addressed the house in favor of the measure. arguing in support of le gitimate and lhgal p,'ling. It is urged that the granting of pooling Irivilegies would he an enlargement of the privi eges of railways. It would slmply be a restoration of that freedom of con tract to which they were entitled by the common law before the interstate commerce act robbed them. The rail way companies were entitled to con ruct their propertins at i, fair profit. Mr. Hynum oppouad that section of the bill which allowed rnilroads to ap peal from a decision ollf the commission, revoking ixooling orders. The commin uion should have absolute control, If pooling privilleges were to be permitted. but he opposed any hill auth,:rlzlng pooling. Pooling subverted the doc trine of competition and he denied the rlght of the government to interfere with free anti fair competition. The protection of society from extortion rested on competition, anld he offered an amendnment with which he walltedt to test the sense of the house. Unless ,on prinmiple was to exist for other coIrporaItions alnd one for railroads, rail road rnIato tshould ile en lcuilted (ion the present actunl v'lue of the railro naI. The Imellnmllnt was la follows: "in ietermlnhig ll.tg t I'allonllin llhleniss of rates, the comIInalssion shall allow Iprfits only on the 'ust of proldiucing roadslm mnd roll inK stock ait the 'prsent tlnme, regard lmis4 of the original cost. regmu'dles of theIa'imnlounIt ofi IIhIdlIItednes.l' , and rIegnrd lmro of the' aH lolll t if 'IpitaI l stao'k II iueld, whether rieal or ticlitiouu." Mr. Ilynum wasHH aipplaluded when he fin ished. Mir. Northway ahii amltagoliized the ma.isure. VWie, clhairmoian of Ithe iltei' state inmtmnerine commii tte, Nupiported the hlll. At 6, o'c'lok the house ad journed until to-molrrow. TWO PLANS. Some Think the Eckles Plan Has Advantages Over That of Carlisle. Washington, D)ec. 7.-Clrllile's plan of e'urrency reform In naturally attrnet Ing great attention in and out of co',ii grnos. While Carlinle's plan Is favor ably nlimmeniled upon by mluny looml ilennt menllberls of boitl IlhtUltues, there are eothere who argue that the plan propoel by C('ominptiolleIr Ikt',. ohi lil aninual I'reporti. hra iallu.pelllor mierllt, nnlit 'when tholiiroughly unlderitoodi will meetl with generlll approlI . A lprmiolent noator. who is recognized a an111 nuthr ity oi illllt oaniial malllter I explained.l to replre eitalve of thei As.u'lated Prusn his views. Ihe sall: ",As a plan for reollem ing Ithe general gmiirnmenit from thel hurden and charge for redeeming United t4inte notesit, It woiul, accordiing to the llere tary's e.stimalte, result In c.luring the temporalry Iel. t lof $22l,000,000 ofll the oites with the goivernment, if the na tlonal and state banks now In existence should take out circulation to the full amount prmposeld. '.,Pt us nee how this result coiuld be arrived at. At present the rcapital of all the national banks In existence Is about $661,000,000. If to this is added $382.000,000, as the capital of ,tnte banks availing themselves of the privilegel , a total capital of $1,000,01M,000 would be had as a basis upon which to i.nue' cur rency. Assuming that all the bInks ousse'ssng this capital issued currency up to the full limit of 75 per cent., we will have an lasue of bank c'urrency to the amount of $760,000,000. Against this, legal tenders to the amount of 30 per cent. oif circulation must Ibe deposited, 'r' 225,000,000. Add bank notet inssued, $7)0,000,000, less the national hank cur rency retired, $172,000,00); legal tenderl'n dclesilteil and withdrawnl from itrcuihn ilon. $226,000,000; total, 3:17,0(IU,t0i . Net increasem in circulitiIl i. $3:i3,0:, ).iO. "Taking a banik witllh $10.1',l0 capltal, the comptroller's i Blr c.ppeiira to re lulre that the' lunk h1po51. t with the treasury $80,000 iln t'nlted HIane Inoteas or legal tenders (for c.an.elilntion) in exchlanlge for which it will inlltediatell y rev'ive $fe,000 In haullk inoteH flr current redemptlion of bhunk neltel oer thi eclasn, i pun failure or Ihl uldit lion of the bank. This feature, therelfore, is neithllr x pansion nor c'ontrac'tion of curret li y, lsimply the exch'iiKage. of lone kind ofl currency f r unlither; but for the pur poue and with the erffect f entlirely re Ileving the' geOvernlnent of the' burden and tcost of current redlemnption during the existence' of the bank receiving and Innsuing the aeme. "! ,nd'er this brutnch of the ceorilptroel ler's pilan, with the present c'ap tal if national banks, vis, $6E1,000,00(1, $334, 000,000 of legal tendersr wouldl imm"n - diately be retired and withdrawn from the posibilllity of being redeemed in gold by the general government, while' the banking capital of $1,000,000,000 would serve as a bauls for retiring the entire issue both of United Rtates notes and Sherman not notes, amounting to gether to about $98,000,000. While un der the sreretary's plan a alpital of $1,000,000,000 would effect the withdraw al, according to his own estimate, of only $265,000. Should the bank notes issued against legal tenders be made available for lawful money reserve against deposits, as they are now legal tenders. this would operate to withhold them from redemption by the banks." A programme for the speedy consid eration of the financial plan proposed by the president and Secretary Carlisle weas arranged by the house committee on banking and currency to-day. Three resolutions were passed. The first spe cifies that Secretary Carlisle and ('omp troller of the Currency Eckels be in vited before the committee at 10 a. m. Monday. and the hearing close Satur day, Dec. 15. The sentiment among democrats was for proceeding as fast as possible and reporting a bill before the holiday recess. The second resolu tion euthorised Chairman Springer to Invite the members of the committee next week to give their views. It was curled, although Walker and Johnson. republicans, opposed it. The third res olution adopted authorlees a call of the cosmanttee at any time, and makes five a quorum. This is to prevent delay In the speedy presentation of a bill. The meeting disclosed that there will be no factious opposition from republicans toward getting a bill before the house. The Chinese Treaty. Washington. Dec. 7.-The long de layed Chinese treaty has at last arrived in WMashhgton. This ata eaon Sere ary Gewulmm and Yang TY. litnese Milster, exchanged final ratifications, and nothing now remains to be done but to promulgate the treaty. Mr. Jeweft Will Represent. Washington, Dec. 7.-President Cleve land has appointed an American dele gate to accompany the Turkish com mittee to Inquire into Armenian out rages. Milo A. Jewett. United States consul at livas, has been selected as representative of this government. iIE LIKEN THE CIT'. What a Newspaper Man Thinks of Montana's Capital. L. E. Stover, the bright young news paper man of Fargo who stopped off at Helena while on his way to Califor nia, left for the coast yesterday. While here he was shown around the city. Like everyone else who sees Helena for the first time, he was very much sur prised at the magnificent business blocks and palatial residences of the capital city. lie was taken up to the clock tower in the county building, whence a fine view of the city may be had on any pleasant day. "1 had read much about Helena be ing an important mining center," he said while on the tower. "I had imag Ined it a big town, a mining camp. with a restless, energetic, though changing class of citizens; but I never supposew d It was the lovely and substan tial mnetrolpolis it is. The, city has busl ness blocks and residences that would be a credit to any city, no matter how great its size. I am surprised at the permanent character of the builldings all over town; there e ae it renlarkabi, number of stone and brick structures, the most 1 think I ever saw in a city of this size. Frame buildings seem to be in a great minority here. Then, too, its surroundings are beautiful. They alei pairticularly interest Log t meIt a the' country a.out my home Is decidedly flat, yuu know." . ' THIE f'100IOOL 1O.1I tD. Strong Endorsement of Arthur O'Brien's Perfect Water Closet. Tii e ft ullt V.'wing \Iilllm i:s ti3 i' l iSll .' J.' . of the merit. III it |lich ', i l in%,tltilonl is I .Ilge prIloel, I th l.' xc' l' lllen't of th11 it hIlealn1, hlit '.Dec. 7i I1W.- Arthur Blrien, ei ' ., II.i rill, , Ati nl t )i'ilr its: It i rn Ilt w I l. hl't'l} Ii 111i)',i 'I s it 1.' 1 ' w's hIad you n .hn. 1.1 tihe I i W' I ll I'rll th ull [) ildn. th ll4 i1 Ms outrli. iy . lit'Ill tr p' rfe t w ter i. li 'll r isl. t Iix tur.s. During thins lt their, ha hlbeen nearly I ' II I "hlirn in r ug s'nr attendanus. nu'js c ting the .wit ,'t toi. quite a nVtsrl' telt. N.,t lilt- wordt 'of ,nlhlnlt hasl leel audt. against this'u e -I'lfoleI, iitI l nt ai st hit.'lll 1t , i ''bet pubI. I~o k''p then in order. ''h,'y ir*, i. . ltniel y i ,'leaItI', and il e l \ th, ilutlll perfect''. Wo unhenint' igly to." nouncn . '"l.The ( 'tlrlin ll I'.rfect 'cloJq et ll e .I' ull04ts i ll lll ll IIhln.I+ lle' g15n tulhlti tst liimithlo l st0' fi r eI, tll:l ,; AM I':It, ('hlh nn nlll. F '. W . Ih1.I' , s' i ' s kt Cen. Booth In Missourl. KnII I. n I'tl , li. 7 It IIn. W llusnI lhdlth nlllt hi , . w It s of ilt hl \tlo is. s I ts - r'i\'., hl iln his ell)' this IIioI'lIaiII . They w.,'.. II.t' at Ith. knlot by at nthlntor. Iht' th nl of :lil or nhome ho.l an lvionld., who,a hd..ll by at brht.. bald, omnerh.,l lh,' 1If'ly .1 their hotel AI the nuallforl unl this aftrnonll, O'ill ln Mln llft this e.ntihl, tlen. Itonth Oddrlssed several thoud.n purple an114wa II lmln t h1 6 rlly s.'.lrvd. A Territory Crime. (tlthrle, n. T.. Iii.. 7. - late last niOhO four Iwn alled 4t 1h,, home of King Iterr.)' In the RIto and Fox mounltry', win riddled him with bullets when h,, on ewered their knok at the door. They then husd hil home and escaped. IlIS PLAN OF RELIEF. A Money and Currency Scheme Proposed by Banker William P. St. John, of New York. IT PROVIDES FOR FREE COINAGE. Coin Certificates to Be Issued, if Desired; Also Loaned on Interest Bearing Bonds. N'.w York, TDer. 7--At a mIeting last night of theo chmlnhi.l r of commercenll , Wm. P'. 4t. John, presidenllt of the M.rcantilel N.tiinl bhunlk, said LL was offlbhlally plo p)',Xid t|hat (onglress pi lti.., a profit to the blanksa on bank notn'n b)y th"e schemel" of stlrr'nidet ing a profit of $10,3),i0o0 ai year to lth people at large Il I:llted Htteten nllte.. Hle characterized the schem as u)reposteroius, and submitted the fuollowing plan of relief: (1) 4con gyres tol remove from our stundlurdl ll ver dollur, 412.5 grains, nine-tenths fine, the singleK restriction of its legal tender function "rnd provide unlimited coinage for .1h .r into this dollar, on terms pre stribed for gold. (2) Issue to depon itors gold and silver at the mint, If they prefer, instead of the coil to which they are entitled, coln certificates redeem able on demand. Require these. coinl certificates to be redeemed in gold or sliver colin at the conlverlieice of the United Stattes. To authorize the secre tary of the treasury in his discretion to redeed them oni request In standard ba'r of gold or sliver. (3) Author ise depaltors of guld coln and sllver coln to receive the proposed cuLin certi fieates therefor, and forbid all further issuing of gold certificates, silver certi ficates and treasury notes of 1090. (4) Until bimetallism is a real achievement under this act. require that all gold and silver for which coin certificates are Issued be received in coin and standard bare for their re-, demption, except as next suggested. (5) Authorize the secretary, in his discretion, and under regulations pre scribed by him, to direct the treasurer of the United States to receive interest bearing bonds of the United States, duly hypothecated to the treasurer, and issue thereon the same amounts of pro posed coin certificates as loans; the rate of Interest on these to be at the rate of interest to be on the hypothecated bonds. Limit this "emergency issue of coin certificates" by the requirement that the aggregate of coin and standard bars reserved for their redemption shall not be less at any time than 40 per cent of the aggregate sum of all coin certt ficates outstanding. It is explained that this final provision would be avail ed of In an emergency for these reasons: First, That owners of bonds would not accept long 'ime loans at a loss of all Intyest in their investment; second, kNorrowers of 4 per cent and 5 per cent United States bonds, hired to hypothe cate for such loans, should appear when only a real emergency made high rates for money in market. "If a money market panic threatened tne proposed enaotment, with sharp contraction of our aggregate of money, our final provision would empower the secretary of the treasury to issue $200. 000,000 of United iStates coin certificates against silver coin and bullion now In the treasury and loan them at 4 per cent and 6 per cent per annum against United States interest bearing bonds. "If a lack of engraved coin certin cates threaten the secretary's Immedi ate convenience. I suggest that a bond issue equalling the recent issue of inter est bearing bonds will immediately sub stitute silver certificates therefor." The proposition and remarks were re ceived without objection and filed with out action. The chamber adopted reso lutions adverse to any further tariff legislation, on the ground that condl thns should be allowed to become set tled. tllttlfags Notes. Sporlal to The Independent. IHilings. Dec. 7.-A stabbing affray took place here this afternoon, in John Iurns' saloon. Burns and a man named Frank Mc(lowan got into a dispute over a game of cards. The men came to blows, when Mc(Iowan drew a knife and stabbed Burns several times, In flicting ugly. but not dangerous, rounds, on one hand, In the head and in the back. McGowan fled, but was noon captured by Deputy Sheriff 11. M. Itamsey. News came from Columbus that a serious shooting affray toccurre'i at Itutcher creek yesterday. A sheep hetrder named Chris Jensen was shot in the head by another herder and prob ibly fatally woundi.d. A party of Omaha jobbers, twenty tive In number, were here to-day. The party came by way of the It. & M., in special LPulullln, anlld represett most of the Impnoltan t wholesle hol uses of Smnhaha. They were in ltcharge of Allen it. Smith, asslstant general freight iagent of the Itarl i ng on. The visitors wire ha nquet ted it the ('lub this even ing by our citIzeins. They I'ft here on their return trip ll t 11 o'lock. Wrecked at the Transfer. A 1it1. it N.rth,,rn frti ht Itrtl whlt h trn'kl tfti liIuttt was v rI\ckt, e at. the tl'ii 'k. ii tl iii I u I tI) Will.t t1" u1"ktl liii iii'i I' 1r1nsfer at n liul hourl Thustlh.y nitht. T"Ill- cau.l of tilH nelbledntl 1111wts m I 1pnll. 1i .ll iht Tii tu l. .i1 . wity di 'bl t it. li-hdirL '. As It L i. t lr' .wIti' h k, , ti li t h fi t M ten utlnilIa (itrln I )h rs tilt l tt l lsr lof th .i.tll'r tI, r I'l'ltl, engill." stII Ik th lll . tI h .II l*:nmitt ter Er hitkgn, it Iii 'ttir rnt ini. whi.ItI ld ttO I Ing IIII" n r Ibl l, 0bi the llh r 'l"tnglnl, for blantk,. tiet l the l':ilsn 'oul beI stownpp tl'e elitne". on h,,uw undi Iwo that 1ar4 hail|l follow,'d hit,, 1111" opell switch and were piled up In It uIsu.. 'T.,e en.ihe t'urnel' over .1 Its hide and Ihr ehhosRe and flats niar."r lrritkson and hi141 themanIul jumped and landed willhot Injury. Estimated Gold Production. \\'Wlshingtolt, |) t... 'lT'i trea 'ury ti" putllltn lt hate rlet|v d slllh |tllurel it hld prtl'lu tllon d rlll'Illl hlse .ale ndur i inr 1N014 aI worr nuts lit. Kellhe 1th itI hiii apprl'oxilant+ $4"1.oon.t). , .11.llstr utd u4 rollws: l'otor1ad11,. $.1.27i ,INN1); M,.I atun . $4.T,7 ,100); Ildaho,. .'.+ a,ll11; I'.lll tullI hl. $I,750.IxUo, Itotal tltor Ill,. for,, ltates, $2)0,)KZ.tY1. 'l'hlt 'le 'n l1 o n ' Otl" . t1,)mr ntitten durlln ih,, calenl " yens it 7;,l0I0,00 . The p nlul' th iln It (f all Ithl, "1. sliltrt lintd terit'll,,ti t, $1:tita,Ih, N, total i rlo,dct iton . $4:3,0)00.4ain Riddled by White Ceps. N4i ii iifleld, Ky., In r 7.- -Two~ nms~k' d O It uor..d ali .'Iuui aI,*114)I. l iiofla- hti IIIº ((1nd. In the· Inlrl·l'lcc of bibs w'Lt" ianId five c'hlldreni. -I,.'t Jilin dt':.d. Id Ilny(tl had been snuulymoualy wurnlld by whltu caps abuul abumlugl his lam Ily. "EDOt intiIJLI: Ir f Ilr t 1. A Murder Mystery In Chicago of Unusual Atrocity. cl'i!it i'io., I ii. 7.. Thet cuhopled alit him.k.-il I.oiiiy r it ro an was .llcu.lvcried Im In a hshpllllInK (va, In an alley. Ili wi'lrn Hixty-Ilirul and ilxlty-tfurth *Ilw·t·Mw The (o nl~y apparentlyy had been· r.M to fit, atil I ilppe LiiolItm a distant pI.ulu. M'r hii.adl was not badly mu tlliitid itit the. jolloe hupe tuor the ~lililcut ll Ion of the remulns. which hIake. biu.iin !.laceId In the wiuath old. mnlgo."1I. rite( box w as markelcd ''U. 1'. J'.Irferin," inumliered "2,162" aInd starnmped "made it 1'runce." T~Icu'.i u(r lwi'iu icare-fully dlnflguri'd, muiaklin I hui ujIreadallI) . I.Tit.' uhI"Ili$ ii IIn I Il I,- il tlI.. .h.uye, tiriul it wut th.u.ight Iluls 1..i~ "II shliplt.K rUne wait uI.1 to %--It hu'i With I lu11 Ludy wllr r I found 1r1111k ·l1 I liuting "me roni til.ini I I.. I lu I nll Pun ptIt tar *hrpnyn tho' clllppltl~x apparenltly hav lug Iluii uise-d aii paukinug fur the. b..Ily Ini the rase wits fIoundii u torn lilt of pI.aI."r Lutrluriug tiu.' addiuriuu, "It. Y. Titus, Y.i7 West I+'llty-uuseviethlu siuruu't.' A pour tionur ith lIii 1.1r WUM' 'ie., toujnd, but Its "niutesute. the po~lIlie ai-futud to miake' jjul,lli'. The ponll'*ce dvanle tIhe. theory .thlat the manll was milurdelred ill the vlc: lity of C(hicauc, adl l theln boxed for iship menlt. but the. principals, fIearing dln 'ovelry, abanlldoed the plan, Iand Ithrow Ithe ase in· lu Iithe alley while on the wuy to tIhe railway ntation. Tb., whll ppi lg ake bleanrs a French stamp, Indicating that It was ahllpped from France. The body Is that oef a man about 44, years old, of rli,.nedl ap Im.rance. The |head I partlcIlarly hal,. the face clean shaven. except for a lung blonde mustache. In the ca.,. care fully wrappled in paper was found a lock of drk. flue hair, evidently that of a womanl. The police have no clues. Luto thlin afternoron the. body was Identified as that of A. D. Barlnes, cu. todlan of the Hiawatha building at 258 Thirty-seventh street. The Identi fication was made by an employe. Hurns was the proprietor of several news, book and fruit stands, and had been recently divorced from his wife, with whom he had much trouble. DE LEBBEPH DEAD. The Famous Enghineer Pares Away, Aged 89 Yeams. Paris, Dec. 7.-Ferdinand DeL.aeps is dead. Ferdinand DeLesseps was born at Versailles In 1805, the son of Jean Bar theleml, Baron DsLesseps. When twenty years old he was appointed at tache to the French consulate at Lis hon. lHe wan afterward engaged in the commercial department ot the minis ter of foreign affairs. In 18U8 be was attache to the consul general at Tunis, and in 1838 was made consul to Alex andria. In his thirty-fifth year he was made consul at Rotterdam, and in 183I negotiated in behalf of the French com merce with the Spanish government. The same year he was transferred to the consulate at Barcelona. In 1844 he returned again to Alexandria, but was speedily appaolnted to be the French minister to the court of Madrid. In the last days of the reign of Louis Phillippe, he returned to Paris after the revolution (1848) in which that monarch fell, and was sent by the republican government to represent France at Rome. then under a government headed by Mazzini. His commission to negotiate for the construction of the Sues canal was given in 1854, but not until 1856 was the Compagnie Internationale formed for this purpose. His work on this great project made him the foremost civil engineer of the world. It was he who started the Panama canal and superin tended that vast scheme until its col lapse. In the scandals growing out of it, he was among thos who were charged with etmbezzlemnent. but the fact was carefully kept from him. owing to his ill health, and by omcial decree all charges against him were dismissed. F'or a year he has been confined to his bed and his death has been expected at almost any time during that period. N~OTII U. LIKI IT. The Fine Weather That Helena Is Exper encing at This Time. To manly people who retirted early Thursday night the light fall uof stow seen yesterday morning was somethling of a surprise. Ilany thought "winter ia now upon us," and went out arrayed in thelr heaviest coats and anltie over shoes. This somewhat hasty niove they conn r.lgretted. foIr. undtr the In fluenVe of ithi wrm suILIIhll th. sno.w pe.edily dlsappealed, and t*ili ,tu ', ;1 nlither c.lOi ,or StorrllY. Yrt..rd:iy wIs' e p.lll* h lOt Ia V .)" ' It ih no woUleIr peoilll. whI) h.av lg, ai'1 to. ipi uw1 111 wih n t, ly itu 11ri' .'i CLfor huh hii, diM yi1 tie ir (1pMluttue f.or Sh.* onw.t part unitil a mouth or Md T1hos cane 1h. no flin'r w.u: ther in .iny ('.11n thain Mointutni huuu hus fami expvrL enil'id thiln iuull ateli whitt er. Seattle Newspapers. Solattlv, Wash., Dec. 7.--A bill of atle of thlt' Sefattle Te"h.grapl h to the Polst initell i gencur was filed with the' auditor tI-daIIy. i l, t.hll idelrztl oll i.s speti'fied us "Sl :utolli ot hlie \iahlloi csiler IItioilns." ThIl lst-Inthlellighlncr aumt11t111'S a lii'bt of $ ,lk.2*5 Ion hI t" TOIe. I c"inlt', hype.-sehtktin zin,.kiii's ,,tluwls. the ''liug-ralh i s . o bi' .h li."r, l h re. ' of nil incum:|o Int l 'l'ti ,' 'loN luthli ge'cet irnes t o tIll% 011i t th. T'llgrl p tlu itr v i. 15 i'os t'h , .. ortghige WaIN 1i0 illJ 'l to,-da bs" y lithe P tintellit.lh enltr forl $1Igsit) ho Jl.' si ,l t'r '., a tutanku'r, ua 'le~t e l tl p h. Ilut. 'The l'u -l' t n thl g ,nc,1(l will Ihnuo Ih.'ii fis lr $|1),l0)4l I' ub iethhilt'. o' thhe Tele'trah wiil e. isv. A Right Good Figtgt. dtiathrl. a .i '~H l4. 7. 'ralea knul 1.I. n u 1 hutal pvor It.,. or a, unoal. bJltk s a , a Is tilt- result of it pkll. e I·tw'll' · IOII~hl iaia er Ai .' tr aik and 11til. ii .flh an .110-1b iht O an . ta nt rown. J. It Kntu i:g. , I ..I Ilirhrn, Nam tll lia,.a 1111.I a nullt. olle i. a he *iala- aia1rnaauia wrileps rnetti tg honn" 6111( aa h.r ba . m .iundf. r um at ru ll" aIzs t. W(. huni. Ito.laraton. or aal (taraae ua Liru I..unra. aija j~lal.L rIare1II.,ef~lh.utive ,aIMIs a.ala si.- Der' en ope. isll fir' n the . l. aae listherwot. whea o hllaina hel, la the liireatt Nrthr nr express fch ii i tilt-y f nar ain. III owu Walla has, rCtuetWrl o a oLeun tiult: '. . IItrlgt. annl Joint representative of M Wl ,ollla and l Drrr rwxwle, is in the .Aly. I.ytnan Sherwood. who has heel in the clrreat Northelrn expres offie In thisr city fo~r awns time*, has arceypted i position with an express ."omppany at Austin, Ulan., and will leavev to-day for his new ltxc· (LirO. T[AT FARCO TRIAL, A Card on the Subject of the Hershfleld An. nulment Case From Mr. L. H. Hershfleld. DISCUSSING THE TRIAL AT FARGO. Also the Comment of a Fargo Newspapae on the Decision..An interview With Aaron. To ThI Jnd.,prn.,nt. I'rl +"..r e ; two, 1i.t.n to every story. ' ." It.t Alaron ltheietld anntuliment ('Is Is no exc(.ptionrl t, tothis unlversal rul.. 'lThe defendanit, Mrx. Dell BioKan liershtleild, and others have Lprle-di broauulct tlhrough the pr)l.esn a tIssue* of pervJrted st.atelllnts which have, gaitied e'r.edenelr' with a ce.rtailn tclsn of Iwrejudited. personsl. I, t ti IthIM time tnhe undlermignmd and his wife. have main. tihel a it liglflied silete'e ill the fa. ." eof tuLlnl ralli'led Villltietlati ltn anld vitInp*1. atlio. They believed that the lheig years th.ey h.ve ,pe .ut ill M1o.ntalae would iu "o the Ionly lteessary iretfut. tion of the visibly rnalitious and bane. I 11s fIls.iflcautlon of all unknouwn wo manl, cofing fromlI I€) one knowl where. it wan, how.ever, against my wife., par ticularly, thaIt the. venmous nmalice of this weonmanl was directed. Neverthe. le.v, Ily wife. feels sure that the citi seoIs anid friends who have. known her for twelnty-five. yea..rs, with many of whom she shared the vlclssltudes of pioneer days, will consider thee silan. derous uttertances as the outpouringl of a vindictive and mallclous heart. But as we realize that our defamers are seeking to mlisconstrue ansy dignified silence unto a lack of defense, we tfeel called upon to make a statement.. In the first place there was gross and wan ton prevarication of the truth in all the outside newspaper reports of the court proceedings at Pargo. In tact, the Associated Press representative has been given a leave of absence and is superseded by Mr. C. A. Lounsberry. These palpable misrepresentations were engineered by the defendant's Fargo at torneys. Not only were the truthful, unvarnished reports of the court pro ceedings not given, but testimony which the prelsding Judge ruled out as irrelevant and not bearlng on the case was ngeniously and unscrupulously woven into the accounts of the proceed. Ings to poison the pubile mind. More over, my brother's witnesses were in timidated; some were debarred from entering the court roomn by means of threats; others were hounded for giving their testimony. In these wanton fabrications, which have been so zealously spread abroad by the defendant's adherents, much stres has been laid upon the excite ment against my brother and bl coge nectlons. This feeling, truthfully liftal to the bottom, resolves itself into a mallcluusly incited race prejudice. The defendant and her followers harped oon tinually on the strings of religious dif ference anid excited the heated feeling such iscussions inevitably arouse. In truth the closing address of one of the defendant's attorneys sounded more like a philippic in an anti-semetic cru sade than the linal argument in a marriage annulment case. Much hue and cry has been raised by the reported attempts to blacken the defendant's character. The defendant, by her own testimony, made such at tempts unnecessary. On the stand she effaced the picture of a simple, guileless, unsophisticated maiden. blindly led Into temptation by an ab sorbing love. In Its place she revealed a woman of five and twenty (according to her marriage certificate) with mature experience In the wiles of the world. L. H. HER8HFIELD. NEWSPAPER COMMENT. The Fargo Argus Discusses the Case of the Hershfields. Faugo Argus, DI)e. 4. The Forum undertakes to crlitlise the Argus' etview of the ltershfield e·se,t and styles some of its conclusions as mistits. The Forum artilde states that "A mo tion being made to strike out the An derson tetllnony was everruled and I)tvereaux's statement contirmed An derson, and In addition there was Clerk Iallh 'y's tulilin't o.t ry t 'stilnony. Ne.t a Istuit meat mailae by a witness for the pliIntlt! was t.ntlradleted and not one aitnesI.h InIltpeched and no testimony was ruled out " There Was nmuch testimony collateral to the' main Issue reflecting on the char tier of the wife'. The court did not Sule. out aecy of thie, but In making his d. lelt iin did not take It into colsildera tion,. conltlng his decrllon to the two main prll lIp'itloils. viz: t'i lt -%\ as Aaron Hershfleld obli.ed j Ilml'l y lT',defendat under duress? The v..urt held that tIhe ,evidence was not sulticlent to t eital:.h that p|oint, though It was iIarr that two men were at the door, l lstalning Ialintitff to that ex tI.t. In hlhs .llega:tI)on that they com p' llI rI hai to marry the defendant. S,'et;ut -WHas A.\ton Herthfield bO "hti.teK'l Iroin his Iorllmee r s.l.f as to b. irre iontihl," and Inauenpble of con. raIII't illt. t.riea;lei " i' Te co)urt held thal t while hi, hllre.lI hIullr ai chaugeid ftan, Ihe ild not rIegardl hint ehtntged to such nn ttlteit thaf he shoul he relieved of Nemeinslbllnty for hil. aIt In this matter l s, denied .i e ie aecnnilling Lthe aA rhelart.e '1'h." uthl~r h I titllcl? 1.l~1it1* hugely to cyti.stlu'M tff"."11u; tll .lr'elbll tty of the d,"(tl i u l's $t.11." "11l $ st~I~ Iil~l weret lilt pasm."11 Upo 11 by ·th " . oilrt except I.lr -.1y th1at ho dill ,t it.I', to poihnt out Ieº 1 l· ll tel. iu nw ,th ."r t -lt th.)' t'l *i tt,1g1to 'I.. tali thrt. byU tlhi itttei fI e·t In IIMeI .tivt I.. Ii. le Irile id.l Ihu Judte hall that the . . "vldr l r." tr."thr llu· iii kit' e.OI I IhIY. )' 1 N.1:4 II.r(1 1Va k ofind. s fitti. 1tt tiu nttl." .tall t. dai, t tb. Ir alt thi n l )(' rte, iwal ie ifcr lth1itief1111s to thell oatr'r wal ki rr' ItA."he II I 4 . In it r 1111y whoIt.se Iart r to,11 ' dispel .+ tihe any faler aeuniltioaU made 1tit 114,h Irn. Shers the uldettebl.nd 1 h.,r I ,..t II. I slr slitter n ever Ih Ilklul Mwllh sod nl."r the nts' iane eer eI~tu~Cln , et entlU rrcn he eryb·rtl,·lt mennaetion Il ask othl epuliechrr to.am that I cou not wd woul ot, live causle of our dlsatare lne ; It was or (b hltal with the d Irlle rnt and her etsdt lents o the o trarYare lit erro the Nun are erronalus. ·I~ sympathyJ to 1,f" wo W M M w1/!