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SAT THE CAPITAL
SWas lien of Great
1 the lsodyr Tesedy.
Feb. L.-Senor Lejo As
a. ,es O.ae laa minister to the
aIstm, this afternoon received an
eaiegtram from the minister of
stairs of Guatemala. announc
the assimnatlon of Preeldent Bar
. d the succession to the presi
a: Vice President Manuel Estrada
No details whatever are given.
"' ilipatch came from Guatemala
the capital, where President Bar
li ved and the government de
are carried on. It added that
Sanm prevailed. The aseasulna
sned 'with the immediate sue
of the rst vice president, in ac
with the methods of the coun
,is apecial sourpe of gratification to
dals of the Guatemalan govern
here, sad to mae. extent allevtates i
Jig with which they received the
0a the tragedy.
1litteoUs between the late presi
ebn the Guatemalan minister at
"Seor Arlsaga Riga, were
Stn tan official character. They
ilse friends aad the death of the
at the hands of an assassin
as a persal bereaveement to the
i. m Asdsia said that gpear
as a men o wide attarla ents
mýp ability. He was 42 yeahg
e a-year term of serviceder
he was elected termlnates Mlih
m m#, but the mkUisl.-ommmloaI
r a further four years. The new
N. l brera. s a mana cti prom
In Otutemalua and is one of two
by the coagress to flu the preal
fitese of rsc may.
a uFaco, Feb. ,-4-'e news oi
Ur asMautlon of President Jose iMa
run l1Barrios of Guatemala ore
emuliderabie excitement in thin
today, as both the murdered pres
and his wife were werl known
aad also because a number of ian
merchants have extensive
In that republic. To the lit
of refugees who, fled from
some months ago and Io
tll thi city to escape the wrath
e ditator, the announcement was
so surprislng. as the lurgate
some tidtle ago to ii ar
the explratigtlt is te>$ll
the tlme of his election to the
i , Barrios was residing tenm
p dly la-this " ty and during their
Yiet of residence he he and his wife, an
MmAasa la4,. who he married in New
:Oar.as made many staunch friends.
SMm Sau wai s I tn ®ap Franisco
_l h hpasta d proclained him
l[ tI n Juaeslast, ostnsibly en
te to rope; but she did pot cross
" i of bere; reheived
~ etumrnmed to Guatemala.
,in 4 were received here
Morales, formerly leader
0 -the nsurgents in OGuatemala, to the
tht he was en route to this city.
be n ltawormed of the death of
rItveas, but disclaimed all knowledge
at the messinason.
dIllb WIll tnLUUUIlrt
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eahlaimed the senator, "but my resolu
tien is r peace. One word from this
aminletatnioa would bring peace to
this continent and under the provi
d/ree of God we believe it would brint
Satepeadeace to Cuba."
thes rwasa storm of applause at
'Th tksmbsrews of the Inquisition
wend he sue a broaght into use in
she' poeoseded Mr. Meson. "These
tht teat the Sesh trom human
have soatrtbsted to the barnival
d t. Three hundred thousand
*Y e ·starved. Three hundred
arses marching to the grave.
A~d aet the cry was raised that war
was beinsought when the one and
ery was for peace and an end to
Mr. H Interrupted at this point to
ay that Mr. Mason's fgures of those
said to be dead and starving were far
eragerated and out of all proportion
to the known population of the island.
Such statements were monstrous, de
-lared Mr. Hale.
"That's what I think," interposed
iMr. Mason, and again the galleries ap
kSde vigorously at the quick sally.
said he wouid estabiis hisstate
hltI Mtb the reports of Mr. Popper, a
mt renoganed as conservative in his
t Mr. Mason proceeded to
the statements of correspondents
as to the famine and distress in Cuba.
Referring to the duty of the United
es said: "This government
oqft to maintain that the horrible
bcrer s which are now common in
the and and conducted under the
of warfare must be stopped. We
a rightt, as a nsquto l ation. with
regard for the tights of all, to look
am b a war as Within any reason
mostruetion of international law.
lrT agm of truace has been abandoned,
S rs eof war are being shot, and it
Ippeist that no rule of civilised war
lase is being observed."
1: . Mason described the recent kill
j t the Cuban general. Arangueren,
h a.. -- sad with much elect the
s rrdetails of that act. He de
csred that this was not civilised war
aRi. ad he held that the government
at the United States had ample au
to inaterfere, and to require that
I at warfare recognised by 'lvil
SantIem be respected.
- that the Spanish forces have
opes bat." said Mr. Mason,
"fie asly hope of Spain is to overcome
the Cban leaders by bribery."
3 inar g again to the diseussion of
the hearing of international law upon
the ooalct, Mr. Mason contended that
Sam was in effect a policeman
e duty it was b eslercjidthls power
Hew about yeur
' D they uend remounting?
uis Mw Iscripti
to prevent further bloodshed upon this
"lhould the preildent take such sc
tion," declared Mr. Mason, "he would,
as has been the case In every other
erisis of our country, have behind him
the army man the navy and above all,
While these men and women were
starving, the senator said, the bucket
shops sent up price lists. "As for me,"
he exclaimed. "I cannot give attention
to pork prices In Illinois so long as this
condition of affairs continues in Cuba.
These stock jobbers tell us that war
is hell. All right, In Cuba it is worse
than hell. Dante, he said, pictured with
unrivaled pen the the horrors of hell,
but he was Incapable of depicting the
terrors of life in one of the concentra
do's camps. Continuing, Mr. Mason
said that when the bucket shops write
an explanation for the country, the day
is upon us. The republican party had
promised to put a stop to this condi
tion of affairs and no man had a right
to interdict this resolution, let him sit
in the white house or elsewhere.
At this point there was vociferous
cheers and it required vigorous effort
to secure order.
Mr. Mason declared that, notwith
standing the declaration of the St.
Loules platform, nothing had been done;
"nothing," he said, "except to pass a
belligerency resolution in the senate
and." he added, amid general laughter,
referring evidently to speaker Reed. "it
is not certain whether he will pass it on
the other side."
Mr. Mason declared Spain was jeal
ous of our nearness to Cuba and ex
pressed the opinion that there was an
effort in Spain to force this country to
buy Cuba. He said the Spaniards had
always been hostile to the republican
institutions of this country. Indeed,
from the beginning of our history there
had scarcely been an administration
which had not been compelled to deal
with the bad faith of Spain. Spain was
without honor, without cash and with
out credit. Her soldiers were consripts,
and her captain generals either thieves,
kU Weyler, or bribe givers like Blanco.
He declared that the autonomy which
p!in had offered to Cuba was a gold
brick which Spain was trying to work
off on the president.
Mr. Mason ridiculed the scheme of
autonomy proposed. He pointed out
that the captain general could dissolve
the proposed ('uban parliament and
name the appropriation bills and de
clare martial law "at his own sweet
will" without any reference to the de
sires of the Cuban people. "And yet,"
said Mr. Mason. "this is the glorious
scheme of autonomy which is to do so
much for Cuba."
- He declared that President McKinley
was being imposed upon until the
Spanish authorities had time to mur
der and bribe a few more of those to
whom a local government had been
promised. Mr. Mason said that he cal
culated certainly not less than 500,000
persons had fallen victims to Spanish
brutality and he felt that the number
was not less than 600,000.
S"Bhall we wait," he inquired, "un
tttthe rest of them have been annihi
"When we have fed the starving wo
men and children." said he, "we will
settle with Spain on land and sea. In
the closing hours of this 19th century
we shall demonstrate that there is one
great nation-the greatett to the world,
that is not seeking ajlQlttonal land or
more territory by caqest* I have no
disposition to put the ilightest aspersion
upon the administration. I am a part
of the aditnistration, 4pade so by the
to look 2,000 miles to the westward OL
our country-to Hawaii-when there is
such a struggle going on in Cuba, al
most at our very doors."
In conclusion, after a more extended
explanation of his interest in the Cuban
cause, Mr. Mason said: "Around my
table at home, where my boys are gath
ered. I see in their faces the face of
that Cuban lad of 12 who was taken
out by the Spanish forces to be shot as
a spy. He asked as a favor that the
bandage be removed from his eyes, say
ing: 'I am not afraid to die.'
"There I feel that I am in the midst
of Cuban boys and girls. Mr. President,
if there Is to be a war. let it be a war
not of our seeking, not a war in which
our soldiers shall carry torches in their
hands, but let it be a war either in de
fense of our country or in defense of
the imperishable jewels of humanity
jewels more sacred than life-a war of
glory and of honor."
On motion of Mr. Hale the resolution
was referred to the committee on for
eign relations. Mr. Morgan introduced
a resolution requesting the president to
send to the senate copies of reports
made by the consul general of the Unit
ed States at Havana and other consuls
of the United States in Cuba relating to
the war, which have been received since
the 4th of March last, and also request
nlg the president to inform the senate
"whether any agent of any government
in Cuba has been accredited to the gov
ernment or to the president of the Unit
ed States with authority to negotiate a
treaty of reciprocity with the United
States, or any other diplomatic or com
mercial agreement with the United
States, and whether such has been rec
ognised and received from the repre
sentative of such government in Cuba."
The resolution was allowed to lie on the
A bill making Sabine pass and Port
Arthur in Texas sub-ports of entry was
Mr. C(handler then called up the reso
lutfi declaring Mr. Corbett not entitled
to the seat of a senator from the state
of Oregon in the United States senate,
and Mr. Pettus, dem., Ala., spoke upon
it. He contended that the question in
volved in Mr. Corbett's case has been
long since settled by the senate. The
question was one of law and he ar
gued that there could be no reason for
further attempts at upsetting precedents
and overturning the law as established.
At 5 o'clock the senate adjourned.
DE LOMES BAD BREAK
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it from the envelope and left the lat
ter. If he had attempted to steal the
envelope or had stolen the envelope, he
never would have got away with the
Mr. ltubens was asked about the
translation and if there was not some
danger that it was wrong. He replied:
"No. the transaction was made by a
man who thoroughly understands both
languages. and it is as near correct as
a translation can be."
"Where is the letter now ?" he was
"That 1 decline to answer."
Philadelphia. Feb. 9.-Special di'
dispatches from Washington received
in this city state that Minister De
Lome cabled his resignation to the
Spanish government once yesterday
and twice to-day, but up to a late hour
he had received no reply from Madrid.
Estertalsed at Drnver.
Spokane. Feb. 8.-A party of St. Paul
city omucials who are touring the North
west left here for Portland to-night. The
party numbers 21. They will remain in
Portland for two days. The members
were entertained at dinner here this even
ing by Spokane city omcial..
LUECEIRT LAUGHS AI IT
Jury Pinds . Verdiot of Guilty
On th. First Ballot.
IT DOESN'T ALARM HIM
The Puniashment Is Fixed at Imprison
ment for Lui-The Prisoner Trests
the Result Lightly and Says
e'll Get a New TriaL
Chicago, Feb. 9.-Adolph L. Luetgert
was to-day convicted of the murder of
hli wife and sentenced to imprisonment
in the penitentiary for the term of his
natural life. Luetgert received the
verdict with a laugh. It was 10:50
o'clock when word was sent in the
court room that they had agreed upon
a verdict and were waiting to bring it
Judge Gary., whose home is within a
few blocks of the criminal court build
ing, informed the jury as it passed out
that he would await their pleasurt,
and at any time during the night that
they agreed upon a verdict he would
return to the court room to receive it.
As quickly as possible after the jury
had sent word of an agreement, Judge
tjary hastened to the court room. Tne
news of a verdict had spread like light
ning to the street and in a tew minutes
the court room was jammed with news
paper men, policemen, witnesses who
bad given evidence at the trial, and
At 11:15 Judge Gary entered the
room, and at the same instant Luetgert
and his guards entered through the
door leading from the jail.
The big prisoner was calm to all ap
pearances, and did not seem nervous
In any degree. He smiled at one or
two friends, but after the first glance
around the court room be contented
himself with watching the door
through which the jury must enter.
They flied in, passing to the seats
they have occupied during 72 days of
the trial. Not one of the jurors looked
toward the prisoner, who tried vainly
to catch an eye of some one of the men
who had determined his fate.
Clerk Knopf stepped forward, took
the verdict and then read, with a
tremor of excitement in his voice:
"We, the jury, find the defendant
guilty as charged in the indictment,
and fix his punishment at life impris
There was a hush. and all eyes
turned on Luetgert to see how he
would take it. He laughed, and
laughed in a manner that showed'
plainly that he did not think the ver
dict a serious matter, comparatively
speaking. The sound of the clerk's
voice had not died away when Attor
ney tiarmii'l wan U11 1115 LCUL WIL11 a
request that the jury be polled. This
was done, each juror affirming the
verdict. Then he entered a motion for
a new trial, which was entered and
will be argued in a few days. Luet
gert was led back to jail in apparently
good spirits, comforted by the assur
ance of his lawyers that he would get
a new trial and that the state would
not be able to convict him a second
At first Luetgert refused to say any
thing, his one response to questions be
ing, "I won't talk about it." At length
he yielded to inquiries enough to say
that the verdict was a surprise to him.
"I don't see how the evidence justified
such a verdict. But one thing is sure,
the supreme court will give me a new
trial and I shall be acquitted."
From the time when the prisoner was
led in to hear the verdict until the bail
iffs conducted him back to his cell, his
face showed not one tremor or any sort
of fear. He smiled repeatedly even
when the verdict nas read by the clerk
and shook hands with his attorney and
others who gathered around him.
After arriving at the Jail he retired as
usual, apparently undisturbed by the
verdict. The jury reached a verdict on
the first ballot. They retired at 4:50 and
took their first ballot at 5:10. It was
unanimous for conviction. Some little
time was consumed in arriving at the
punishment to be inflicted, but this was
settled by 8:30 and then the jurors sat
around in their room. After the prisoner
was removed Judge Gary expressed his
thanks to the members of the jury for
the patience with which they endured
their long confinement and for the man
ner in which they had performed their
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN LEAGUE.
The RLepubllesa Commlttee Coagratulates
the World on Hana's Pleetton.
Chicago, Feb. 9.-The executive comn
mittee of the National Republican
league met here to-day. Fourteen
members were present. The report of
the finance committee showed that the
league's financial condition was good.
Secretary Dowling was ordered to have
the manual for 1898 published as soon
as possible. This manual will contain
an outline of the plans of the league for
the ensuing year and much general in
formation. A communication from the
Central Passenger association request
ing the committee to endorse the anti
scalping bill now before congress was
tabled. It was decided that no action
could be taken in the matter. Maitnr
Hayes of Kentucky introduced resoiu
tions, which were adopted by the com
mittee, congratulating the Ohio Repub
lican league for the success it had at
tained and the people of the United
States upon the election of Mark
Hanna to the United States senate. The
national convention was changed from
June 14-16 to July 13-15. This was in
order that it might not interfere with
the state conventions.
COUNTY AUDITOR TOO GAY.
He Favored One ot bhe Girls at the Es.
pease et the Other.
Spokane. Feb. 9.-A Colfax special to
the Spokesman-Review says: No event of
recent date has created so much excite.
ment here as the charges against the
county auditor's offce made to-day by
C. M. Tarbett. who receutly resigned the
position of Chief deputy under Auditor To
bin. Tarbett appeared before the county
commissioners to-day and the board con
ducted a hearing of his charges, lie as
serts that the auditor showed favoritism
between the young women copyists; that
he has been paying Miss Marsh more
than she has earned and has beenll leTriv
ing Miss Mentuol of her full earnings. He
charges that Miss Marsh was allowed gi
for one week's work when she w.as not
in the omce at all,.
Washington, Feb. 9.-The president to
day sent the folowing nominations to itle
senate: John H. Baumann. to he receiver
of public moneys at Tucson. Arit.: (;.orge
W. Stewart. register of the land oMflee at
Visalia, Cal.; Charles A. Wilkens. agent
for the Indians of the Umatilla agen y In
Portlad. Ore., Feb. s.-In acordance
with instructions from the treasury de
partment six employes of the custome ser
vice of thdis distta were to-day dlb
charged and .wes day inspectrs ha
theis se$tl* seed g ut pents pe d.
Five of th le s alseharged were l
borers te slath was Charles L -
-eus, s; ($S5 i(neseV ete. Owlag tOts
ract that n$st trw Chinese seek to ln
here the tvaiea department dE
that an Ilterpwiter was no longer eede
All of tha d1liiMsab were made seimpia
for the pepae of ueducing expenses.
BY A PARTY VOTE.
Aldrleh, the sepabfles Ceosestaat, Is
h*eted is the louse.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 9.--The re
publican majority was increased
to-day whea the house unseated
Mr. Plowman from Alabama,
demorat. gving the seat to Mr. A1
dricb, rebUflean. This was the first
contested election case decided by the
present hou e against a present sitting
member. Those who Spoke on the case
were Messrs. Settle, deam., Ky.; Ham
ilton, rep., Mich.; Bartlett, dem., Ga,
and Taylor, rep., O.
The house to-day resumed conalders
tion of the Aldrich-Plowman oantested
election case, with the understanding
that the vote should be taken this after
noon. Previous to reopening the debate,
the special deficiency bill was passed,
carrying $200,000 for payment of Jurors'
fees in the United States courts and
$175,000 for witness fees.
Sulzer, dem., N. Y., attempted to se
cure recognition for the introduction in
open house of a resolution which, after
reciting the contents of the letter al
leged to have been written by Spanish
Minister De Lome to the editor of the
Madrid El Heraldo, and after alleging
that the letter was an insult to this
country, declared it to be the sense of
the house that the Spanish minister "be
given his passports and sent home fn
disgrace." He was cut off by a demand
for the regular order.
Mr. Settle, dem., Ky.. who was speak
Ing when the house adjourned yester
day, resumed the thread of his argu
ment in favor of sustaining the views of
the minority of the elections committee
declaring Mr. Plowman entitled to his
Mr. Hamilton, rep.. Mich., and Mr.
Linney, rep., N. C.. followed in favor of
seating the republican contestant, Mr.
Aldrich. The latter said the negroes in
the South were steadfast in their loyalty
to the republican ticket. Mr. Bartlett.
dem., Ga., closed for the minority, and
Mr. Taylor, rep., Ohio. for the majority.
The vote was taken upon the sub-resolu
tion offered by the minority, which de
clared that Mr. Plowman was entitled
to the seat. The resolution was voted
Mr. Bailey, dem., Texas. demanded a
division of the majority resolution. The
first, declaring Mr. Plowman not en
titled to the seat, was adopted, 169-114.
Party lines were strictly drawn upon
this vote, except in the case of Messrs.
Browell, rep., Ohio, and Fowler. rep..
N. J., who were present and did not
The second resolution, declaring Mr.
Aldrich entitled to the seat, was adopt
ed, 143-112. Mr. Aldrich advanced to
the bar of the house and took the oath.
At 5:25 p. m. the house adjourned.
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AGAINST THE COMPANY.
The Estate of Mr. Curtis Will Iteceive
37,500 Insuranee Money.
Special Dispatch to the Standard.
Boise, Idaho. Feb. 9.-A telegram was
received here to-day announcing a de
cision by the circuit court of appeals
at San Francisco in one of the most
celebrated life insurance cases in the
history of the state. E. J. Curtis, ex
secretary of state, held a policy for
$6,000 in the Mutual Reserve Fund Life
association, but when he died he was
in arrears for two and one-half years
in his assessments. The company re
fused to pay the policy and the admin
istrator sued on the technical ground
that notice of assessment was not le
gal. The law of New York requiring
30 days notice was claimed to be vio
lated because the notice sent the first
of one month for the payment to be
made the first day of the following
month was one day behind, under the
well-known rule of computing in such
cases. Judge Beatty decided against
the insurance company and the court
of appeals afRrms it. This finally set
tles the case, and the estate, including
interest, will get $7,500.
The Subject Given an Airing in the Houns
London, Feb. 9.-Debate on the ad
dress in reply to the speech from the
throne was resumed in the house of
commons to-day. Michael Davitt
moving an amendment, calling atten
tion to the distress in Ireland and the
failure of the potato crop. The motion
was supported by John Dillon, chair
man of the Irish parliamentary party,
who said the misery in Ireland was a
scandal to the government. Dillon
added the distress was aggravated by
evictions. He called upon the govern
ment for immediate comprehensive
proposals for the relief of the sufferers.
After Messrs. Plunkett. Redmond and
Healy had spoken. Gerald Balfour,
chief secretary for Ireland, denied that
the government had failed to recognise
the distress in Ireland. He fully ac
knowledged that the situation was
grave and called for exceptional mea
In Favor of the Governov.
Special I)ispatch to the Standard.
Boise. Idaho. Feb. 9.-The supreme court
to-day decided the case'of Governor 8teu
nenberg vs. State Treasurer Storer In fa
ivor of the gov."'err. The governor sued
to compel the tgo' erar t,. tarn into the
general fund the nºtnmllnt :n the capitol
building bonds fund. These bonds were
cancelled long ago. but the treasurer has
kept intact the fund, which Is maintained
by license moneys. There is now more
than O$3.000 in the fund. and the governor
desired it to be used in cancelling the
warrants. The treasurer refused, acting
on the advice of the attorney general, but
the supreme court's decision compels him
to make this important transfer.
bilches in Carbon Oeanty.
Special Dispatch to the Standard.
Helena. Feb. 9.-J. M. Cowan. James
Stearns and WV. N. Glasgow of Carbon
county tiled with Secretary of State Ho
gan to-day the articles of incorporation
of the Elbow Ditch cotmpany. Capital
stock, $15.000. Shares $1.,0 each. The com
panty proposes to construct a system of
Irrigating ditehes that will use 1.t5) inches
of the watets of Rock creek.
. tDitcb Enterprler.
Spccial Dlispatch to thI Standard.
elenla, l eb. 9 --Henry B. iavis.
Charles H. VWilliams said Peter Pauley. all
of Deer Lodge. fled the articles of incor
poration of the Davis & Williams com
pany. C'apital, $0.00. In shares of SlrO.
The company is to engage in commercial
enterprises and construct ditches,. own
ranches and the like.
Germºaay Wants Aleohol.
Peoria. Febl. 9 -A Peoria distillery to
day received an order by cable trom hnam
burg, Germany f(,r 30,ttw. barrels of alco
PLANS AID AClt HITECTS
mad WilUl I Mte AsiQew WAW.
·Arbes Itenhma Yst a pesI
tmn Theo 0ign Atorse?.
Special Dispatebh t the Stasdard.
e HeNea, ble. .--ets thoassad eight
hundred dollars was raised in Helena
to-day towards the ftnd of $10,00
which the egltol commtssion desires
for contingent expenses in the con
struction of the. buildnlg provlidng the
contractors who arv offered to erect
the building taking capitql bonds in
payment come forward and make good
their promise. The sun oif $P,I is con
sidered sufficient for the presset to pay
the expense of engaging an architect,
advertising for bids and paying other
expenses of a like nature. Jest as oon
as the work is commensed and the bal
ance of the 0,000 is needed, the Helenta
Business Men's association will under
take to raise the money. Thsee who
subscribe towards this fund will re
'ceive capitol bonds In a like amount. If
the lands back of the bonds prove to be
In time as valuable as is glalmed and
yield a revenue sufficient to pay the
Interat,, those who contribute towards
the 8$0,000 fund will receive a fair re
turn for their investment.
The following citizens subscribed the
money raised to-day: Thomas Cruse.
$2,000; Nick Kessler, 1,000; each of the
following gave 600: Gans & Klein,
Kleinschmidt Bros., F. 8. P. Lindsay,
E. W. Fiske, A. M. Holter, Richard
Lockey, Sanford & Evans, Parchen
Drug company and R. C. Wallace; John
Steinbrenner, 8200; Thomas Pursell, $100.
The commission spent to-day consid
ering some of the offers from architects
and listening to architects who ap
peared in person. Of the 187 architects
heard from, quite a number were elimi
nated from the eligible list because
their figures were too high or too low.
The commission will look into the
standing of those who have not been
eliminated, and in course of time select
one to draw plans and perhaps to su
pervise the construction of the build
E. C. Day, attorney for George R.
Mann, the St. Louis architect who de
signed the plans that were accepted by
the former capitol commission, ap
peared before the commission in behalf
of his client. He said that Mr. Mann
hoped that in awarding the contract for
designing the plans or in engaging an'
architect the commission would have
some consideration for him. He had
gone to a great expense to prepare his
plans, and believed he should be afford
ed an opportunity to protect himself
against the loss of reputation and pres
tige that would be entailed upon him if
he were left out in the cold. He is
ready to revise his plans to suit the re
quirements of the commission, and says
he can do this and still give a" very
satisfactory building that can be en
larged very conveniently whenever the
state so desires.
Mr. Mann claims he can cut down his
million dollar building to $275,000 and
preserve its architectural contour. The
commission gave Mr. Day a respectful
audience, but refrained from an ex
pression of opinion.
The opinion rendered by the attorney
general to-day to the effect that the
provision in the law preventing the em
ployment of an architect not a resident
of the state does not hold because of
conflicting portions of the law, has
simplified matters considerably. The
commission adjourned' to-night for a
short while in order to afford an oppor
tunity to inquire into the standing of
the architects who are so anxious to
design the capitol.
Governor Smith will call the mem
hers together again just as soon as the
desired information is obtained. The
commission is going very slowly and
seems determined to make no mistakes.
The sessions have thus far been secret
and the members are very wary about
disclosing much of their proceedings.
They will not disclose the names or
whereabouts of the contractors who
offer to build a 65-room building for
-275,000 and take the bonds in payment.
Their identity will probably remain a
secret until they put in their bids. The
citizens of Helena feel quite enthusias-'
tic over the prospects of something be
ing done by the present commission.
A Colorse Ivestsmeat.
Special Dispatch to the Standard.
Denver, Cole., Feb. 9.-The Carnegie,
Westinghouse and Rockefeller syndicate
has taken up an option on coal mines at
Canyon City. This is the first step of a
big scheme to supply power to the Cripple
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