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We show them at the proper price......... ........... $2.50 up JWm .aR Ap S OPTIoIAN A.DIA N CARDS A SPECIALTY. k. `ý+ ýII 11 I BY SPECIAL REQUEST We'll sell 100 different styles of Boys' Suits, that were $6.00 to $8.00, Now at $5.25 Suits that sold at $4 00 to $5.50 go Now at $3.85 All Boys' Suits that were $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00, Now at $2.25 Profits reduced to a minimum this sale. One week only. GANS & KLEIN BUTTE, MONTANA. .1 3I IgKES FUNs Allthe 8~lvar Foros hould Fight Shoulder to Shoulder. ARE ON COMMON GROUND More Than One ]aorm Demanded With Equal Emphaasa by Demoarat, POp. ulits and Silver epublicana. Must Be Settled light. Special Dispatch to the Standard. New York, Feb. 13-The Sunday Jour nal prints a letter from" William J. Bryan on silver and the control of the next house of representatives. Among other things he says: "While it is always difficult to secure harmonious co-operation between dis tinct and separate political organisa tions, there are times when this co-op* eration is both wise and necessary. In the campaign of 189g, the democrats, populists and silver republicans united in demanding the immediate restora tion of Indepepdent bimetallism at the existing ratio of 16 to 1, and they agreed in declaring that the money question was of paramount importance at that time. The question now arises, should these three political organizations act together in the congressional campaign of 1898? I answer without hesitation, yes. If the democrats, populists and silver republicans were agreed upon but one question that question might be important enough to justify co-opera tion, although the parties differ on all other subjects, but those who advocate the union of the principal reform forces against the common enemy can point not to one, but to a number of reforms which are demanded with equal em phasis by democrats, populists and sll ver republicans. "First-They are unalterably opposed to gold monometallism. "Second-They demand immediate res toration of bimetallism at the present ratio by the independent action of this country. "Third-They oppose the retirement of the greenbacks. "Fourth-They oppose the issue of pa per money by national banks. "Fifth-They oppose the issue of in terest-bearing bonds in time of peace. "Sixth-They favor the income tax as a means of raising a part of the revenue necessary to administer the federal gov ernment. "Seventh-They favor the abolition of trusts. "Eighth-They are opposed to govern ment by Injunction. "Ninth-They are in favor of arbitra tln.ki a means of settling disputes be tWeen labor and capital. "Hfre die nine issued which are not only importanit in themselves, but are now prominently before the people. Are not these reforms worth securing? "These questions were submitted to the people at the last election, but they were not settled and will not be settled until they are seftled right. If the re publicans obtain control of the senate and house in the elections of 1898 there is not doubt they will, by law, surren der the contract right which the gov ernment now has to pay coin obliga tions in silver (of which we are large producers) and bind the nation to pay in gold (an appreciating metal, the pro duction of which is largely controlled by England). "The republican party will, if it ob tains control of congress in 1898, aban don the system which gives the debtor the option, and substitute a new sys tem which, first, permits the money lenders to choose the coin of payment, and second, allows them to increase the purchasing power of the dollars which they demand to the impoverishment of the wealth producers of the world. Should those who oppose this financial heresy, this child of greed and avarice, fight each other while the American peoplf are bounded with fetters of gold? The administration is clearly commit ted to the policy of opposing independ ent bi-metallism. Should friends of bi metallitsm help the administration by fightfng each other? A MASS CONVENTION. Chairman Patrle Calls a Meeting of Idaho Sliver epublloeans. Salt Lake. Feb. 12.-A special to the Tribune from Market Lake, Idaho, says: Chairman Patrie of the state central committee of the silver republican party. has issued a call for a mass-convention of that party to meet in Boise Feb. 28, and a meeting of the state committee at the same place March 1. He says: "The administration has finally closed the gates and posted a notice over the portals, which, fairly interpreted, reads, 'Let no silver man apply.' " After dwell ing on the hard times, the fall of prices and the attitude of the republican party in congress and the president's utterances at New York, he says: "This invitation to meet is extended to all in general. but in particular to all who have heretofore been administration re publicans. but who. because of the latest utterances of the president and his ad. visers. have become satisfied that the party in the East has finally fallen down in abject worship of the idol of gold." A Remarkable Run. Topeka. Feb. 12.-The Santa Fe made another remarkable run on its Western division yesterday, eclipsing its former records by several minutes. Train No. 4, the &Snta Fe's California Limited, cov ered the distance from La Junta Colo., to Dodge City. Kan., 202 miles, in three hours and 44 minutes. Deducting .10 min utes for slow-downs, taking water, etc., the actual speed was 56.7 miles per hour. This is faster than the Empire .,tate Ex press between New York and Buffalo. A LIumber Deal. Menominee. Mich.. Feb. 12.-News has been received here from Tacoma that Sol Frost of this city. Henry Swartz and I.. W. Flannigan of Marrinette. and G. W. Fo'st. r of Menomine.'. prominent luml,er men, had arrived there and purchased ,.asI aeres of pine lands at a cost of $3ti)n.tl. The lands are near the Oregon hartdr. A (tompany has been organized to carry on lumbering operations to be known as the Swartz-Frost Pine com pany. An Eight Hour Day. New York. Feb. 12.-Samuel Gompers ,tr.sident of the American Federation of Labor. has been in this city for two days to. get the unions of this city to ".enter into the greot movrment for an eight hour work day. .,orrdn;ng to i'rcecnt aass of the labort leaders a sWand wIU be made May 1 next that will Invole fully a mlmen men. The Federation of Labor will make this demand in one trade at a time. and according to the leaders, great strikes are expected be fore the battle likely to follow is de aided. TO -ESCAPE LYNCHING. A White Man end a iaelIbreed Charged With Altalg an Indian. Tacoma, Wash., Feb. l2.-A special to the Ledger from North Yakime. Wash.. says: Thomas Haines, white, and Charley Ross, half-breed, were brought to this city this morning from Fort SBimoe to escape lynching at the hands of the In dians on the reservation. One or both of the prisoners killed Watoose Benson, an Indian, on Friday last. The body was only discovered Thursday of this week. They had a trial before the Indian su preme court at the fort and the evidence found against Ross was very strong. Haines had been selling whiskey to both Indians, and in a drunken quarrel Ross broke the back of Benaon and nearly scalped him and the hair all came out on top of his head when the body was dressed. Ross was wearing part of Benson's clothes when arrested, and his gloves were found by the body of Benson. The trial of Ross and Haines Is set for Thurs day, when United States Attorney Gay will arrive to prosecute the case. OPERATED IN MONTANA. Pollee Capture a Crook la Denver-He Had iutte Pawn Tickets. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Denver, Feb. 12.-The police made an Im portant capture last night in the person of S. E. Gordon, allas J. McElroy. So many burglaries have occurred lately that the police department statione4 men near each of the pawn shops to watch for the thieves. Gordon appeared with his pockets bulging with watches. pistols, jewelry and other goods. His room was located, where an enormous quantity of stuff was found, some of which has already been identified. Two thousand shares of stock of the Black foot mine in Idaho, a morocco cigar case stamped with the name of J. McPhee, and numerous pawn tickets of Butte. Mont., shops, show that he has operated in Montana. Gordon claims to have come here from Butte a short time ago. Letters were found addressed to him from a wo man in Butte and others from Salt Lake City. To Change Canadian Tariff. Ottawa, Feb. 12.-It is officially an nounced that the government is going to ask parliament to change the customs by abolishing the reciprocity clause and making the minimum tariff apply solely to Great ritain. and possibly the colo nies. This has become absolutely neces sary by the discovery that even with German and Belgian remtties out ntpffiglj way. the present tariff would apply to nearly all the Wirid. Bow Damaged. Hull. England. Feb. 12.-The British warship, Galatea. which was in collision Feb. 10 with the passenger steamer Mar bella, has been floated with the assist ance of tugs and docked. The Galatea's bow was damaged, but to what exentent is not known. DIDN'T COMMIT SUICIDE BARON HICKEY' DEATH DUE TO AN OVERDOSE OF CHLORAL. Father-In-Law Plagier Says He Had AU That Any One Could Desire-Plenty of Money and a Good Home. St. Louis, Feb. 12.--J. H. Flagler, Standard oil magnate and father-in-law of Baron Hardin-Hickey. who died at El Paso Wednesday, will leave here to night for San Francisco to join his daughter, widow of the baron. Dis cussing the death of his son-in-law, he said: "A gentleman well known here. whose name I cannot divulge, has just re turped from El Paso. He assures me that Baron Hickey did not commit sui cide. Personally. I do not believe he meant to take his life. "He was a man of highly wrought nervous organization and for years hag sought relief from insomnia in the use of sedatives and narcotics. He was an habitual user of chloral in variousforms. I believe he took an overdose. It ap pears from statements made to me that he took a dose of the drug without efect and later took another dose. Ne _er dose would have killed him, but the combination was fatal. He had been troubled with a heart affection for years and could not live in high altlades. His heart weakness may have aotdedhe drug in causing his death. "Hickey was a man of cheerful nature and had all anybody could desire-plen ty of money and a good home. Finan cial reverses, which might have caused despondency, overtook him." After the baron's death there was found among his effects a letter ad dressed to his wife. In which, it has been alleged, was this expression: "I prefer to be a dead gentleman rather than a living blackguard like your father. Goodbye." The reporter asked Mr. Flagler about this letter. "I have no personal knowledge that the baron left any such communica tion," he said with dignity. "I was a good friend to the baron and was ready to go to his assistance. If he left let ters tending to show that he was de pressed, that in itself will be no sign that he took his life. Among other ec centricities he had a tendency to met encholy which some times made him say strange things." His Feet Were Frozen. Special Dispateh to the Standard. Pocatello. Idaho. Feb. 12.-Winfield Hughes. who has been teaching school during the winter near Little Blackfoot. this et oity. came home this mnrning; with bth feet seriously frozen. lie had taken a 12-mile horseback rid, for the Ipurpres of getting his mail. and on h: return the horse gave out several miles from home and he had to walk in through two and a half fee.t of snow witn the thermometer many ,degrees l,-.I,w zero. His condition is quit*- serious ard it will tw nm.any we.-ks bCtw.re he will be able to walk again. ('halee C'ruiser i.t,etrhed. Stettin. Feb. 12.-A third ('hlllnest,. lui-" r was launchd.1 here, to-dals. Sht. a: ,hristune+d Haishen i,y the t hin.e, Itlll.us ter at Bitriiin. I1 :I OF LINCOLN Th.e O( oo Marquette Club Ob evp tihe Anniversary. EX-P IIDENT HARRISON He Pau at a bquent Tribute to the Memoey of the Great Statesman. earet'y Gage Speaks on Geoanment Finances Chic go, Feb. 13.-The anniversary of the-bitth of Atraham Lincoln was gen e r bit*fohsegved to-day by exercises in the Lageols sad by various banquets. The p banquet of the evening, however,s the twelfth annual affair of the seiette club, which was held at the Atortum hotel. Fully 600 members 4 the club were present and the speech in reply to the toasts were received Wth great applause. Ex President sarrison was the speaker of the evening and his address on "Abra ham Lincoln" was received with enthu siastic manifestations of applause. President E. G. Paulding of the Marquette club opened the exercises with a brief address and then Intro duced Congressman Boutelle of Illinois, who spoke on "Chicago--a Political Storm Cmr." Congressman Boutelle was follow by ex-President Harrison, who spoke s follows: "Flattery id not smooth the living ear of Aa . He was not unapprecia tive of . hip. not without: ambition to be es ed. but the overmastering and do t thought of his life was to be useful W his country and to his country me No college of arts had opened to struggling youth. He had been n in a cabin and reared among the lettered. He was a rail splitter, a 1boat man, a country law yer; yet, I all those conditions and assooiations ae was a leader at the rail splitting, in he rapids and at the bar and in story elling. "In the bad common sense way in larger than y situation in which the life had pl him. Europe did not not know hini. lo the South and to not a few in the Northern states he was an uncouth jester, an ambitious up start, a reckless disturber. He was hated by the South nqt only for his principles bat for himself. The son of the "cavaller the man who felt toil to be stain, de fed this son of the peo ple, this chd of toil. "He was distinguished from the aboli tion leaders by the fairness and kindli ness with which he judged the South asters were cruel, but upon reasons that kindness to the slave did not an swer. 'All men,' included the black man. Liberty is the law of nature. The human enactment cannot pass the limits of the state; God's law embraces creation. "Mr. Lincoln had faith in time and time has justified his faith. If the pan orama of the years from '61 to '66 could have been unrolled before the eyes of his countrymen would they have said would he have said-that he was ade quate for the great occasion? And yet, as we look back over the story of the civil war, he is revealed to us, standing above all men of that epoch in his ca pacity and adaptation of the duties of the presidency. "Mr. Lincoln loved the plain people, out of whose ranks he came, but not with a class love. He never pandered to ignorance or sought applause by ap peals to prejudice. The equality of men in rights and burdens; justice to all, a government by all the people, for all the people, was his thought-no favorit ism in enactment or administration-the general good. "He had the love of the masses and he won it fairly, not by art or trick. He could therefore admonish and re strain with authority. He was a man who could speak to all men and he heard. Would there were more such. There is great need of men now who could be heard both in the directors' meetinr and in the labor xssemhlv. "Qualities of heart and mind com bined to make a man who has won the love of mankind. He is beloved. He stands like a great lighthouse to show the way of duty to all his countrymen and to send afar a beam of courage to those who beat against the winds. We do him reverence. We bless to-night the memory of Lincoln." Following Mr. Harrison came Justice David J. Brewer of the United States supreme court, who spoke eloquently on "TPhe Ntion's Anchor." the court of which Me is a member. He was fol towed by Lyman J. (age, secretary of the trum ry. who spoke on "'overn nemt 1Pitances." After giving a brief tananctal history of the nation during thecdmtniatration of President Lincoln and up to the time of resumption of specie payments in 1879. the speaker said: "The expectation existed that redemp tion meant a retirement, at least a grad uai retirement of the demand obligd tions. Statesmen with scarcely an ex ception, while supporting their issue. deprecated the seeming necessity and pleaded for the narrowest and briefest use of this dangerous agency. "Why were these notes not retired' By what strange witchery of the imag ination has it come about that they are widely regarded not as evidences of an unpaid debt. but as money itself? That has happened which Mr. Sumner fore boded when, speaking of such forms of government issues, he said: The medi cine of the constitution must not become its daily brtad.' ';We have seen that at the beginning of the war, with a banking system het erogenous,. unrelated by any common laws or rules of action, yet with these disabilities, the associated banks had advanced $130,000.000 in gold to the government withont endangering spe cie payments. Indeed, the records show that so rapid were the government disbursements and so strong the ,ir culating current. that with the pay ment of $1 '0.AOt.0K ) complttedl the ,. ernment's rn serve had beern dep-lhted only $7.,0,),,S. "'Ve has\. seen that the interj,-.'ti,,u of government note: into the 1. ;lI of 'irculation. iinexcusable as it nimc hat, been. ero\w *ir bank. note issel, isrk for redemption. oiled the bank i ara lts with goversnm* nt notes inl Ila.. .f S.a" sie and led to the suset-nrsion of -l., I" payments by loth th. Ianks ant th,. government:. \'iewe'i front the let -n-it point of tirten there is a crnsn-Ti ofI the best opinion that had thi,.' trhei existed a .anking system utul,,m itr its general tf- attures. oltratl: in all th," states, the deralgitig intluu,,-" vf gu - eminent notes would not have ap peered; that specie payments would. have been maintained; that prices of commodities would have remained not far from the normal standard; that the sudden fortunes won from legitimate industries by speculative craft and cunning would not have ap peared in dazsling mockery of a na tion's distress; that hundreds of mil lions lost through depreciation of gov ernment notes would have been saved to the people. "It this be true, or approximately true, the inquiry may be repeated. Why not out of the inflowing surplus were not these notes, as the most dan gerous part of the war debt, returned and cancelled? Was It considered, is it now considered, that our war banners have been forever furled? Resting as we may in a sense of security as to peace at home, have all the nations given us satisfactory pledges against unjust aggressions from without? Why do we build warships and spend millions in coast defenses and maintain an army? Experience-bitter, costly, humilltating experience--has taught that behind the army and the navy must be a strongly-intrenched treasury and an unquestionable public credit. A floating debt, payable on demand, is an element of weakness. It is the very opposite of strength. "In pointing out the dangers of gov ernment paper money, Secretary Chase emphasizes the 'ever present liability to be called on for redemption beyond the means of payment, however care fully provided and managed,' the haz ard of precipitating demands for coin, concentrated on a few points and a single fund. It requires but little re flection to convince the mind that this danger to which for many years we have been exposed would be realised to its fullest, extent in the initial move ment of a great war. In such a move ment the folly of our present system would be fully revealed. The immuni ties of peace cannot be accepted as safe conditions against the contingen cies of war. It is this which justifies navies and coast defenses. It is this which not only justifies. but demands that in its finances the government shall pursue the policy which shall be safe, not only in a time of peace, yet one so guarded and protected that no surprise can throw it into confusion-a policy which will always be able to re inforce the army and the navy with the supporting power of an impregna ble credit." Great applause greeted Bishop Potter of New York when he arose to deliver an address on "The Humor of Lincoln." The reverend gentleman told many an ecdotes of Lincoln in a most happy manner and contributed greatly to the enjoyment of the evening. The other addresses of the evening were by Pres ident Canfield of the University of Ohio, who responded to "Education and the Nation." and W. J. Calhoun of Dan ville, Ill., who replied to "Illinois." ~ HAAROING MDETAIMt List of the Missing Has Grown to Thlrtl Five--The City Takes Charge of the Work of searching for the Bodles. Pittsburg, Feb. 12.-The results of the terrible fire of Wednesday and the subse qluent explosions on Pike street continue to grow in all their harrowing details. At 10 o'clock to-night 18 bodies had been removed from the ruins, nearly all of whom were found in the ill-fated Mul berry alley. This morning six bodies were found and at 1:30 another was discovered, all of whom were more or less mutilated by the contact with flying timbers and bricks. The following is a list of the dead ta ken out to-day: William Edward Finch, fireman of Company No. 12. HIls body was the 12th removed. George Edward New man. Philadelphia. gas inspector: W11I1 F. Doran. Professor James Moxon. David Benton MeClary, D. A. Geury. John Cos tlne. In the associated press dispatches 38 persons were reported missing. Of these four have been accounted for and three added to the list of the dead, leaving .lI still unheard of. To this array have been added the following missing re ported since yesterday: James Gibson. aged :14; John Hunter. aged 35:; Charles Daver. Robert McCabe. aged 17. This swells the list of missing to 35. The im pression is strong that many of the miss ins have met their deaths when the walls fell. A monference of the city oflicials was hrld in the office of Mayor H. P. Ford. the result of which was that the city has as sumed the responsibility of taking full charge of the work of searching the ruins ef the tire for those dead bodies that are sutpposed to he yet buried beneath the huge pile of debris. Pittstburg. Pa.. Febh. 12.--8ix bodies were taken from the ruins of the Vednes. Iday night fire. They were: Ostram Finch. ;Ge.orge Newman. William Doran, Profes r,.r James Moxon. David B. Wickerly and D. A. ;:eary. All the bedles were terribly britsed and mangled and were found ly ing close together, and the body of Do r;n was found lying across that of Pro fessor Moxon. The finding of these bodies makes the number of victims It. and there Is no doubt that others will be found. as a search for the remaining progresses. It Was Trnst Money. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Pocatello. Idaho. Feb. 1.--At Black foot Attorney J. H. Hawley. represent ing the state, has flehd a petition praying for an order from the district court re quiring Recelver Thum of Bunting's bank to turn over the state funds on deposit at the time of the bank's failure. In the petition Mr. Hawley sets forth that the state's money was held in trust by the bank and did not become a part of its assets. and for that reason in should not he retained by the receiver, but should he turned over to its lawful owner. About $3t.tt0 is involved. A P'alilst's Trip. New York. Felb. 12--Charly White,. ian:lnager and train-,r of pug:Iist. is mak Inc preparatlions for a tril through the W.st atnd South. it- will tik.k' aCasper and Binny Leon with him, as h is very ;ii ~itus to have ilth form. r try ceonclu s;rns with some of thl. hl.nt!.ms of Ohio antl K,-ntueky. r'astlr will rihht any of thim from It;5 to Ill, pa.ds. andl I nny it "illing to nmiet any lad i i the coui.trr at it pounds. Itelieved From Ditty. \t .,-h, e[,o b. ; - I'.pipi: n . li ,tty \ Si:r " . h:'g- . th ilnl.ntrl !l . . h.n i te : trio ln iiti as .. iii e i tnia agent ' I' rt I'" k ag-l, v\ , .'1'ltmt a. . I:ind ur .1 to| joinl his t Ui. An Epildem ri'. 'I' Il.:'' l. Ibro:ken ,iut |;.,i, "'Th , 3 10. n t :rhn- ue ipvrk. TOOK THE RIGHT COURSE Unglish Newspapers Comment on the D Lome Iotrfent, SITUATION IN THE EAST The Majority Is atisfied With the State ments of Lord Salisbury-Treaty Ports Must Remain Open. Another Open Door. Copyright 1isn by Assoclated Press. London, Feb. 12.-The De Lome incl dent excited little interest in England, but the opinions expressed almost unan imously endorse the position of the United States. The daily newspapers, with the exception of the Morning Post, have adopted the view that the admin istration took the right course. The Sackville West incident naturally has been much quoted, but it must be added. that it has always been on the thost friendly terms towards the United States. What the Times calls a well informed correspondent, which proba bly means some one in the foreign office, writes to that newspaper to-day that in response to the cable request of the United States for Lord Sackville West's recall, Great Britain answered that "no action could be taken until the receipt of the language that it was charged Sackville-West had used." When this answer was received, it appears Secre tary Bayard handed Lord Sackville West his passports. The weekly newspapers express the opinion that President McKinley could have done better to ignore Dupuy de Lome, and the Statist opines that a man better qualfled to conduct the for eign affairs of the United States than Mr. Sherman would refuse to notice De Lome and every one partlcipating in the affair. Continuing, the Statist says it does not see why President McKinley., "who is accustomed to the rough as well as the smooth side of politics." shows susceptibility and "objects to allow for eigners the freedom he admits In the case of his fellow citisens." The Spectator thinks the "practical expulsion of De Lome will produce fresh difficulties between Spain and America, although the Incident ought not to change the situation in any way." Con tinuing, the Spectator says: "If Presi dent McKinley were wise, he would have promptly declared that he-would not pay any attention whatever to the purloined private 'letter, however genu ine. President McKinley should have publicly called on De Lowe and in formed him that he do6s not need his assurance that the letter was a forgery, hee mbad taste and vulgarity of the lao guag. being. nple proof 6of th fact Ifhe had had the nerye or wisdom to do that he would have Immensely raised his prestige aboard and in his own couu try. At the time one cannot be sur prised that the United States failed to treat the letter with the contempt it merited. We don't 'for a moment sug gest that the executive failed to ignore it because he was ignorant of diplomatic usage or because It was not sufcelently good mannered to be self-restrained un der provocation. The Americans are as good mannered as most people and their politicians and offictals are perfectly aware of how Lord Salisbury or M. Hanotaux would have disposed of a similar letter and can guess exactly how President Lincoln would have treated it. It is not lack of manners or traditions which made the United States government take the incident too seri ously, but rather the want of firmness and savoir faire which has been shown by the present administration through out its term of office." The Spectator is not sorry "the mo ment may be approaching when th9 United States will intervene to stop the agonies of Cuba." adding: "Their only hope is in the United States sternly de claring that the Spanish troops must leave, and the Cubans be allowed to set tile their own fate. That the United States would be justified in saying the war must end and that Cuba be given peace, there is no doubt for a moment." Madrid advices show that the De Lome affair has created much surprised excitement there. The public comments of the diplomats and the correct press were generally unobjectionable, but there was an undercurrent of bitterness on all sildes. Even some days before the incident became known there had been a particularly nervous feeling in regard to the relations with the United States. as evinced by the unusual precaution taken to guard the residence of the U'nited States minister, Gen. Stewart L. Woodford. Any rumor, however ab surd, was taken as gospel in the alarm ist circles, even although a repetition of news which was stale weeks ago. For Instance quite a ferment was caused by a reference to the fact that 16 United States warships were off the Dry Tortu gas and it was taken as evidence that the blockade of Cuba had already be gun. The advent of the French cruiser Dubourdleu at Havana was hailed with delight by the Madrid press and much was made of the polite remarks ad dressed by the French admiral to the government officials upon the occasion of his complimentary visit. These remarks are said to have been most flattering in regard to the estab lishment of a new regime and were. It is said, accompanied by hearty wishes that peace would soon result from the establishment of autonomy. Although the Chauvinists noisily per sist in distorting the situation in the far east. the great majority are abun dantly satisfied with Lord Salisbury's statement, and there Is reason to be lieve that they will be still more grati tied in the not far distant future. When the government shall be in a position to lay the papers on the subject before parliament, it will be seen that the con duct of the affairs has been in strict compliled with the principles enun diated by half a dozen cabinet minis ters. Of course, the premier is not in a position to reveal the whole story, as there is much to settle, but he will be able to relieve all anxiety with an ex plicit statement that he will allow no i"-,er to interfere with British treaties o ith China which give freedom of entry to every port which may become open un.lrr authority or at the request of any lower whatsoever. By his attitude in regard to the Kiao Chau bay. the tdarquts of Salisbury has paved the mxay for a community of political ac tion between Great Britain and Ger many. which will not only produce ex •s.llent results in the far east, but help to assure the stability of the great in t.rnational situation. This is already -h.w, n by the transfer of Herr De Tring, the commissioner of Chinese "usto.ms. to the government service in :ban Tung urovinc.e he having admit telty gone to Pekin to Robert Hart, the bee director o.the C Great is wl fenry ° more far erance that port and Talien Wan when the sl there. The British their way to China are th battleship B1rftieur. the. *a cruiser Gibraltar. and the. cruiser Bonaventure. wheg rivr on March 5th or ther o Britain will have a nearly 5,000 tons of w and France combined in thee The publicattio of the Abyssinia will prove sets rumors of the big Britiah are groundless. Great another open door and the nation treatment in and local taxation. Kig dertakes that the caravan tween Charrar and Zolls open for British trade and prevent arms and reaching the Mahdis whom h declares to be the enemies of plrc. There is little chance of the of Emile Zola. The mob w ready to lynch the fury and the are much more excited than pear to be. Dislike for however. in increased and Laborie's eloquence exert sa the government is bound to which case the army may is nunclamento. The chances are edly against such an overtlup'. there is no lack of funds for. movement. The Jews are and enraged at their position parliamentary government. r There has been a serious spli the members of the Cambrldge sity eight-oared crew. At a meeting there was an at onctllation, but it was a Coach Lehmann p Ward, president of theS plained that B. H. Howell. can captain of the Trinity club, had refused to row ford and had faltaeasce the club to do the same. stated that Howell had Ward should reign and should succeed hna. Howse denounced both chbarges appealed to all coaeerned to dlfferences and comsabe Il tS t of Cambridge rowing. ~ ell to reconsider his de to assist Cambridge The outcome is eanltosly the time to the raee date is the Interests of Cambrige are suffering. The Saturday Review e a authority that Esr. tGedsb rt tag from 11l*) ýiekpieis& the epeciaONe crall ot meRds bone of tleracee ad othe 1 sDee.lv tle Ols avannah, ity . ItPyi. of the city of U4W* and H. Ies aidtiA. meanded thtatthets of the martial this mo4g*. ~hey the enfereed removal of stone the quarantine station in 13 s order of Captain Carter. the against the accused In this is that he deceived the city at nah and forced the sale of the si aid the Atlantic Contractin~ g l - -1 l, ll . . . c EACH SIDE DETER NO INDICATION OP A IN TEU COTTON MZU. Maary Treme C law pyn. Left fer Caeda-- " Abeat V11A Wee ; Boston. Feb. IL--dPvi the ftorth week of the atives' strike In New": ford. Saco and elwlt still no Indication of *t ment between .the employes. Reports froe ters state that evryt each side apparenty a yield a point at the of the French places where mtta have gone to Caad of the mills decide to It I it would be dlSeiult to > ments without egl e A new feature i tin s appearance of Cauditan colonisation entos who ho e here to Nget French work and settle theme of thLi rence river. The Casa a governments have u4sW to settlers. The eig causing the idleness of about 1tl sons in New Eangltail satmas Ena Npi eram. Ree Special Dispatch to the maeag4 Helena, Feb j2-. - . 1hweUr. Smith. L. D. Calvia YNerI n W. P. Burton. all of with the secretary of tallll articles of incorporatieo a tLhe Exploration company. The formed, as the artles stat pecting for mines of old atl. other valuable minerals, territory of Alaska and- thI Territory, carrying tfrisht Ohe up the rivers of Aassdea san west Territory, burlesg sta r vessels for said imrpoee" ypeg > tal stock Is UelJS The will be at Livingsteo. IDead to Re nmuals 'T New York. Feb. I-Advises Herald's corresponda r bri Nicaragua and Costa ies. should President ' ll af t finally succeed fa tnpreae ih ptirlt at homne, there IM no rtie that it will be follwed by national coasplicatises, .am Ing war between Nicaragual , Rica. + As Itdeperrlist tsieaa. " New York. Feb. Tl-Adviese - Herald's correspondent Ia iU neiro state that there I believe that reprseltlattvis a of Rio Grande do l, Catherina and Nines GeIsm meet and proclaim thair Brasil and establbh as public. Marder sad autatr. Seattle. Wash. Feb. #-". wa shot antd kilte Annen. who asteerwes two men were partner inl and had an argua ters. Both men formerlI L Neb.