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Hill's Charges Against Teller.
The Tellor-Hill Unpleasantness.
Washington, April 30. —The unpleasant
personal relations which are understood to
have for some time existed between the Sec
retary of the Interior and Senator Hill, of
Colorado, have at last manifested themselves
in such a way that wide publicity will be
given to the causes of disagreement, Senator
Hill, who, it is said, has been greatly irrita
ted by misrepresentations of his language
and purposes by Secretary Teller, as well as
the removals by his authority of friends from
positions under the Interior Department, has
written a letter to the Secretary in which he
complains bitterly of the latter's behavior
toward him and attacks vigorously Teller's
management. Hill's opinion of the misman
agement ot the Department over which he
(Teller) presides, beginning with his personal
grievances, the Senator in his letter charges
the Secretary with the attempt to place him
in a false and unpleasant position by causing
to be published unfair and inaccurate reports
of his statements and requests. He asserts
furthermore that the Secretary has been
guilty of the violation of ordinary courtesy
in repeating to newspaper correspondents for
publication what had been said to him
in a private interview.
After reviewing casually the position
taken by Secretary Teller in the last cam
paign in Colorado, Senator Hill talks of the
administration of affairs in the Interior De
partment and subjects it to a detailed criti
cism and severe censure. Referring to the
lease of the Yellowstone National Dark, he
says Teller revised and dictated its terms
and then allowed his assistant secretary to
take all the blame and public disapproval
which followed its execution. After Con
gress had rectified the lease to ten acres, the
Secretary evaded both the letter and spirit of
the law and practically gave the Ruius Hatch
syndicate a monopoly of the entire Park.
In dealing with the questions which arose
in connection with the public domain, and
particularly those growing out of lapsed
land grants, he charges Secretary Teller with
acting in the interests of great monopolies
and against all the interest of the govern
ment and people. He also asserts and at
tempts to show that Secretary Teller has
been connected with a number of land
frauds in Colorado.
In conclusion he reviews the manner in
which the patronage of the Interior Depart
ment has been dispensed since the appoint
ment of Teller as Secretary, and cites a num
ber of instances in which patrons notoriously
unfit and incapable have been given places,
while experienced and able employes have
been, without any assigned reason, summar
ily dismissed. Among the latter he refers to
Mr. Albert Johnson, late Surveyor General,
a gentleman of high character and fine at
tainments, who he says was dismissed by
Secretary Teller because he would not award
surveying contracts to the latter's friends.
Secretary Teller, upon being asked by an
Associated Press reporter to-night, whether
he had received a letter from Hill, of which
the above is an outline, said the letter had just
been brought to him, but that he had not had
an opportunity as yet to do more than glance
through it. He did not desire at present to
make any statement for publication with re
gard to the matters therein referred to. He
understood that Hill had arranged to give
his own letter for publicity, by furnishing
copies of it to a number of correspondents,
but whether it would be worth while for
him (Teller) to give equal publicity to reply
was a subject he had not yet considered. He
would, he said, read Hill's letter carefully
to-morrow and give it such attention as it
seemed to him to deserve.
Senator Hill said to-night, in response to
inquiries, that he had written Secretary Tel
ler the letter above referred to, because, in
the first place, he thought the latter had
treated him with great discourtesy. No long
ago he had, he said, a private interview with
the Secretary upon matters of business and
had been hurt and provoked a few days later
to find an alleged account of this interview
in a St. Louis paper, an account, however, in
which his (Hill) conversation was so dis
torted and misrepresented that he was placed
in a false and despicable light. For this dis
tortion and misrepresentation, as well as for
publication in any form of what took place
in a private and confidential interview, he
believed Secretary Teller was responsible,
and he did not propose to indefinitely submit
to this sort of treatment. The Secretary's
connection with the recent newspaper at
tacks upon him could, he said, be easily
traced. Another reason for writing the letter
to Teller was, that he (Hill) knew many
things about the management of the Interior
Department of which the public was ignor
ant, but in regard to which it should be in
formed. Some of these things he had set
forth in his letter. As for the patronage of
the Interior Department, he did not himself
wish to control it or exercise any undue in
fluence in the selection of employes, but he
thought he might reasonably expect to be at
least counseled with in regard to appoint
ments and removals in Colorado. Teller,
however, had thus far exercised the func
tions of Secretary of the Interior, two Sena
tors and Representatives from Colorado, and
he (Hill) thought this was an nnwarratable
assumption of authority.
Charges Against Architect Hill.
Philadelphia, April 25.—The following
letter bearing upon the charges against Su
pervising Architect Hill, has been for
warded to Washington from Philadelphia,
To John C. New , Chairman Investigating Corn
ai ittee, Wash ington :
Dear Sir: In Mr. Hill's reply to our
charges in regard to the contracts for fire
proof shutters, etc., for the government
buildings at Cincinnati, he places the re
sponsibility upon not investigating the said
charges, viz : Attempted bribery and declin
ing to cast our shutters, when the Govern
ment had $21,000 to make and noth
ing to lose, and that the final award
of the contract was left with the Sec
retary of the Treasury and not with him
self. Such being the case and under the
circumstances of the present investigation
we shall decline to answer him in detail and
shall not press our charges at this time.
Respectfully, MANLY COOPER,
Washington, May 1.—The President to
day appointed Jefferson P. Kidder Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota.
The Markets*--Quotations of To-day.
St. I/jus A San Fran 32
Texas Pacific............39
Union Pacific...........97%
A A P.......................97%
New York, May 2.
Central Pacific.........76%
Northern Pacific......50%
N. Y. Central............24
Well. Fargo Ex.......24 "
Pacific Mail..............41%
Western t'nion........82%
Panama bid..............67
Chicago Produce Market.
Chicago, May 1.
WHEAT— Regular, and fairly active and nich
er: 112 May, 14% June, 16% July. 1% August,
10% for the year.
CORN— Fair ; 55% May, 57% June, 59% July,
60% August, 52% for the year.
OATS—Active and higher: 40% May, 42% June,
35 July, nominal August, 33% for the year.
WHISK Y—Steady at 1.16.
Liverpool, May 2.
CORN.—Red and mixed steady at 3s lid, new
mixed steady, 5s 7%d.
WHEAT.— Old No. 2 spring, steady 9s 4d, No. 1
while steady, 9s lid. new western winter steady,
fa 2d.
American Pork.
BERLIN, April 25.—The Nord German
Gazette makes a very savage attack upon the
the United States government in protecting
the interestof American pork raisers. The Ga
zette goes beyond the ordinary limits of jour
nalism and accuses the United States of at
tempting to imitate the conduct of England
in forcing opium into China. The writer
asserts that the recent prohibition importa
tion of American Pork into Germany was
an economic sanitary reason which the Ger
man government was compelled to take for
the purpose of protecting its subjects from
physical disease and degeneration, much
more than the enforced introduction of
opium entailed upon the Chinese. The Ga
zette also makes an attack upon the U. S.
Minister at Berlin, A. A. Sargent, and ac
cuses him of having done all in his power to
induce his government to retaliate upon the
German government by prohibiting the im
portation into the United States all German
products possible to procure elsewhere, until
the German government should be compelled
to succumb and withdraw all opposition to
the introduction of all American hog pro
ducts. The paper intimates that Sargent
has been doing this secretly and professes to
have been entirely ignorant of being such a
powerful enemy to Germany's interests, un
til discovery was made on the arrival of cer
tain American journals containing the Min
ister's address to his government.
The Gazette , coming to specifications, states
that the German Commercial Gazette , pub
lished in New York City, in its issue of
March 10th, 1883, published an article signed
by Minister Sargent, in which it boldly ad
vocated such a system of retaliation by the
United States upon Germany until the latter
abolished the prohibitory laws against
American porks as would actually amount to
reprisals, and which would be successful to
force the American triehinæ upon the Ger
man consumers of pork by precisely the
same kind of argument as that which caused
the opium war.
The correspondent was assured at the
office of the American Minister that Sargent
had never written any such article as attrib
uted to him, and the only production upon
the subject to which his name could have
been appended must have been his last re
port to the American State Department,
which was mailed at Berlin on January first.
This it was claimed contained nothing con
cerning retaliation, but w T as solely a report
made up mainly from extracts from the edi
torials in German papers, going to show that
there was no basis for any restriction upon
importation into Germany of American pork
on the ground of its infection with tricheme,
and that the best informed German editors
believed that the entire movement against
American pork was purely selfish and con
trolled by those dealing in German pork,
who were compelled to sell the native primi
tive product much lower than without
American competition.
New York, May 1.— One of the commit
tee of importers of pork products at Ham
burg writes the Chamber of Commerce here
that a pamphlet by I. B. Brette, of New
York, is mainly responsible for the prohibi
tion of the American bacon, and says that
the Chamber should make it publicly known
that the pamphlet must be considered as a
mere stroke of business enterprise, and that
no importance whatever must be attached to
its remarks about the quality of goods. The
remarks of the New York Staatz Zeitung , as
well as some other American papers, to the
effect that dead hogs are used for that manu
factory of lard and that product of hogs
used for mechanical purposes was called
lard A 1, have done greater harm and contri
tributed more toward establishing a prejudice
against American hog production with some
members of our government who without
any experience of the matters take a theo
retical view of it, and seem to think that
the public may be led to believe that this
lard is also fit for consumption. Everybody
acquainted with the trade knows this is im
possible. Nevertheless he would recommend
that for this name lie substituted another,
perhaps Refuse A 1, which would render a
misunderstanding of that kind impossible.
Any term that does not contain the word
"lard" would suit the purpose. In order to
secure the repeal of prohibition of greatest
importance to the government, it should
take the trouble of making the necessary
investigations which would establish the fol
lowing facts :
1. That no diseased hogs or dead hogs are
used for the export of trade.
2. That the examination of goods when
shipped is very strict, one so much so that
only fully cured and wholesome can pass it.
When the opinion of our leading men has
changed again in favor of importation, such
an investigat' u only have a beneficial
influence on tue whole trade in American
products in general. It certainly will prove
the best means of removing the existing
prejudice and securing the repeal of the pro
hibition lately issued.
Sentenced to be Hanged.
Dublin, April 27.— The trial of Michael
Fagan for the murder of Burke was contin
ued this morning. The case for the defense
having closed, Judge O'Brien Charged the
jury and they retired. After a short delib
eration the jury returned and stated that
they found a verdict of guilty against the
On being asked if he had anything to say
why sentence should not be passed against
him, Fagan protested his innocence and de
clared that he was a Fenian and would die
one. The Judge then sentenced him to be
hanged May 28 th.
Dublin, May 2.—Prtrick Delaney and
Thos. Coffrey, two more of the men charged
with participation in the murder of Burke
and Cavendish, were arraigned for trial this
morning. They created a sensation in the
court room by pleading guilty to the charges
against them. Both were sentenced to be
hanged June 2d.
Before Coffrey had pleaded guilty he was
informed that the crown gave no hopes of
the mitigation of the sentence of death
which would be passed upon him.
When Delaney was called he pleaded
guilty. He said : I was brought into this
at first foolishly, not knowing what it was.
I was forced from my work to go to the
Park. We had to obey the orders of the so
ciety or take the consequences. When I got
to the Park I could not get away. I saw the
murders committed but took no part in
them. The murders were committed by
Joe Brady and Timothy Kelly, and by no
body else.
When Coffrey was placed in the dock his
face wore smiles. The consequence of plead
ing guilty was again tuily explained to him
in open court, but he persisted in his plea.
On being asked whether he had anything to
say why the sentence should not be passed
upon him, Coffrey with some emotion, replied :
"All I have got to say, standing here
on the brink of the grave, is, that I did not
know what was going to happen until ten
minutes before the murders were committed.
I was bound to go to the park under pain of
New York, April 30.—The schedule in
the assignment case of Geo. Palen & Co., tan
ners and dealers in oils, who failed a few
days since, was filed to-day. Liabilities,
$698,021; nominal assets, $487,799 ; actual
assetk, $279,735
Siftings From the Columns of Our Ex
* changes.
[Miles City Press.]
At the trial of Daniel Leahey, last week
an incident occurred which, though rather
pointed, was very timely. Daring the cross
examination of Dr. Lebcher, who had been
called as an expert to testify as to the effect
of alcoholic stimulants upon the brain of
men addicted to their use ; the prosecuting
attorney, Col. Johnston, asked Dr. Lebcher
the following question:—"Doctor, do you
intend to publish a book on what you know
about this subject ?'"
Answer—No, sir, 1 do not.
Col. Johnston—In case you do, doctor, I
should like the privilege of writing the ap
Dr. Lebcher—It would take a smarter
man than you are.
Col. Johnston—Are you the only Dr. Leb
cher in this city ?
Dr. Lebcher—I think lam. I don't know
of any other person by my name in this
Col. Johnston—You attended the small-pox
patients, I believe ?
Dr. Lebcher—Yes, sir.
Col. Johnston—You have also attended the
sick at the county hospital and the poor at
the poor farm ?
Dr. Lebcher—Yes, sir.
Col. Johnston—That is all. I will see you
later. I have business with you.
[Billings Herald. 1 p (
Dr. C. B. Lebcher has lost his contract for
the care and maintenance of the Custer
county poor. Judge Wade decided that his
contract is void. It is also reported that
Charles Walker, judge of probate at Miles
City, is liable to lose his position. So the
officials under the late administration are
falling one by one.
[Dillon Tribune.]
The bands of horses, sheep and cattle
throughout Beaverhead county are begin
ning to show the effects of the new greeu
grass and are "picking up"—speaking after
the lingo of stockmen. Fat beef cattle are
getting somewhat scarce, and sales at $55
per head are reported.
The mines of the Hecla Company atHecla
City are yielding a large amount of ore. Over
5,000 sacks of concentrated ore are piled up
at the concentrator at Greenwood awaiting
shipment to the furnaces at Glendale, but
owing to the bad condition of roads, ore haul
ing is greatly interfered with at present.
[Missoula Times.]
Last Saturday one mile and a quarter o
track was laid at the western end. An ad
ditional number of track-layers have reached
the terminus from Fortland, and the rails
are going down with renewed vigor.
Representative citizens of Missoula came
forward loyally, and graciously gave the
Northern Pacific all the company could
reasonably ask or expect. Now, all wea.sk
is vice versa.
The coaches on the Missoula & Pend d'
Oreille line are now each hauled by six
horses, the change being made on Monday
morning. The trip is made easily in eight
Lieutenant Cook, who came up fmu 1 lie
reservation a few days ago, called at i Le
Times office on Monday to correct a fu.se im
pression that Hallettleft the company's eaits,
tools, etc., in bad shape when his connection
with the the company terminated. He said
everything was left in tip-top shape. We are
glad to make the correction.
[River Press.] •
Jos. Wunderlin and Miss Matty Barnes,
both of Philbrook, were united in the bliss
ful bonds last Sunday.
It is reported that Frank Martin, who was
recently arrested ou the charge of horse
stealing and discharged by the district court,
proceeded immediately after his release to the
Marias, made a sure enough steal of a horse,
and lit out for parts unknown.
A letter received yesterday from Ai.
Olden, dated at Olden, April 23, states that
on the night of the 20th the Montana stock
company—brand 79—had twenty-five head
of horses stolen by northern Indians.
White Sulphur
[River Prass.
The White Suphur Springs Association,
which recently came in possession of the
springs and townsite of this place, had a
meeting here on Monday and Tuesday, and
decided on making improvements on a grand
It is proposed in the first place to con
struct a number of bafh houses on the most
approved plan, and fit them up in the best
manner possible. There will be three or
four large baths and a dozen or more single
ones, thus affording ample facilities for
bathing, while the accommodations for
patients and visitors in this respect will he a
hundredfold better. In fact it is intended
to leave nothing undone that will enhance
the worth of the springs as a health resort.
This, however, is but the beginning of the
good work. The Springs square is tobe
raised several feet, inclosed by a handsome
fence, and the whole ornamented with trees,
shrubbery, etc. To insure the growth of the
latter a ditch carrying some 500 inches of
water (which is already constructed) will be
turned through the square, and it will thus
be but a few years until what has so long
been something in the nature of an eyesore
will be transformed into "a thing of joy for
ever." The mnd springs will be treated to
the same sort of overhauling and rendered
at once better for those who are seeking lost
health and a great deal less unseemly to the
eye. In connection with these much needed
improvements, Main street for its entire
length is to be graded and graveled and
shade trees planted on either side, along
which flow the irrigating streams. Any one
who has ever visited the springs will see at
a glance that these changes will add greatly
to the attractiveness of the place. White
Sulphur Springs is beautifully situated in
one of the most pleasant valleys of Montana,
and when the improvements mapped out to
day are made, with others in contemplation :
it Will be hard to find a more attractive spot i
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in the Territory—one that can show up
greater merits as eith er a health or pleasure
resort. Beyond any question the future of
White Sulphur Springs is now settled : its
boom has started ; its growth will Vie rapid
and permanent.
The syndicate has decided not to build a
new hotel this season, as they desire first to
put the springs and adjoining grounds iu !
proper shape. They will, however, make ;
such improvements about the present struc
ture as to render it about as good as new.
The building, which is a large two-story
log, will be weather boarded, and lathed and
plastered throughout within. A large addi
tion, or ell, will he annexed, affording almost
double the present accommodations and add
ing very materially to the comforts and con
veniences of the house. A number of neat
cottages, designed particularly for families,
will also be constructed convenient to the
Town Burned.
a !
mew portion of the town was consumed to
day, comprising fifteen buildings. Loss,
Exchange of Greetings Between Cox,
Hubbell, and their Backer.
[special to the herald.]
Miles City, April 26.—Col. A. M. Wool
folk passed through here this afternoon. Cox
and Hubbell were the only persons aware of
his coming, and they turned ont en masse to
give him a suitable reception. Cox carried a
transparancy, upon which ajjpeared the
motto, "Hail to the Penobscot Chief !" As
the train stopped Woolfolk proceeded to ad
dress his two distinguished fellow citizens.
In the course of his remarks he became
somewhat excited, and tore off his shirt col
lar, at the same time assuring Hubbell that
through the columns of his paper he had
done all he could in support of the old board
of Custer County Commissioners. He closed
his allusion to this subject by declaring that
it was a bloody shame that they should be
removed while there was a cent remaining in
the County Treasury. With tears (I guess
they were, for I conldn't see his eyes) rolling
down his honest (?) cheeks, he then address
ed himself to Cox. He said : "As a rule I
hate a pilgrim, but you came here with un
usual qualifications, which endeared you to
me. You had stolen a government horse
and had been branded as unfit for the asso
ciation of a government officer forever there
after. I have publicly expressed my views
that this is no crime in Montana. No sir.
I say it emphatically—it is no crime. [Here
he fingered for his shirt collar, but it was
gone.] You were a Major when you stole
the horse, but it gives me great pleasure to
publish you as a Colonel now." Cox tried to
respond, but for the first time in his life he
experienced the presence of a tear,and was so
broken up that he could uot give expression
to his feelings. As the train moved away he
was the picture of sadness, and was heard to
mutter to himself:
And be he gone,
And am he weit,
And is I left lie to lament'.*
O, cruel fate, to I unkind,
To take he gone
And leave 1 hind.
Railroad Notes.
The first Pullman car to make the through
trip from St. Paul to the terminus arrived in
Bozeman last uight.
A snow storm lasting three days, with^a
five-inch fall of snow, is the latest news from
The air drills are now being used iu the
west end of the Bozeman Tunnel, the soft
shale and clay having been passed.
The grading of the road-bed is now com
pleted for the entire length, except about 10
miles between the west end of Mullan Tun
nel and Sweetland's ranch. There are now
three parties working on this space, and it
will be completed before long. A station
will be established about mid-way of the
five mile stretch between Sweetland's and
French-woman's ranch, where will be placed
a small round-house, water tanks, and other
buildings connected with the road. The sta
tion will be for the purpose of receiving the
necessary additional power to pull trains up
the grade.
About a month's work is yet to be done
on Gold creek before the road-bed is com
pleted from Missoula to the western grade to
Mullan Tunnel.
The road has advanced nearly two miles
since yesterday morning.
The folders containing information con
cerning the Northern Pacific railroad are
nearly exhausted, but agent S. G. Fulton
will soon be supplied with a large lot.
U. S. Bonds.
Washington, May 1.—The 120th call for
bonds matured to-day. Redemption under
call, including prepaid bonds, $11,500,000.
Exchange of 3J per cent, bonds into three
per cents which was suspended during April
was resumed to-day. The amount surren
dered for exchange to-day was seven hun
dred thousand dollars, which makes the total
amount of exchange $131,000,000.
Lumber, Lath & Shingles
Builders' and Cabinet
Mechanics' and Miners' ToeSs, Iron and
$teel, Wrought Iron Pipe and Fit
ting* Belting and Packing,
ifardwood, Hors«* and
Ox Shoes.
We have the best assorted stock of Builders
: Hardware in the Territory, and with eur improved
i Saw Mills and wood-working machinery, we can
; furnish everything necessary for the erection of
buildings at reduced rates.
Glazed Sash shipped to all parts of the Terri
The Leflfel Wheel and Machinery.
Established. 1868.
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Nos. 37 & 39 MAIN STREET,
located and the only first
Carpets and House Furnishing
Goods, are now on exhibition
JUNE 15, 1883.
But while you are on the look out do not fail to call on
HUMBERT & KENNETT and examine their elegant line of
Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,
just received, We make a specialty of Fine Furnishing
Goods, Latest Novelties always on hand.
We are sole agents for "Yoemand's" celebrated Derby hat.
Burt's Boots and Shoes. Trunks and Valises,
Successors to Frank in, Humbert & Go.
Do not miss the chance to see our complete line of Cloth
ing. You will say, as we do, it is the finest stock ever
brought to Montana.
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Look at my Face !
0— u—u
Sie sind gemacht um zu verkaufen, und auch da
rin herum zu laufen !
Cheaper than Ever Before at
Sign of the "Big Boot" Main Street, Helena, M. T.

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