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Sohc Ob-ervaUou* and Koggr-triin» l»v Jinnr» Fere««. Tutlte Iviit'jrof the Ilt-rald: A Him b y the name of John Q. H. Lamb. claiming to he the agent of Warner, Beers «Sc Co., of Chicago, has been deliver ing what purjxins to he an Illustrated His tory of Montana, for which he demanded and received from the writer the sum of one hundred and lifty dollars. Now com* mon oleo-rration teaches us that the hu man family is not perfect: that nothing that emanates from the hnman brain is perfect, not even histories of the human family itself, and while this has many good features it is no exception to the general rule. We have j>ortrails of some who have nardly even iieen heard of, and but for lie iug in this history would not lie heard of again outside of their own neighborhood, while the Grants, Dawsons, Stuarts, Mc l lays, llro.idwaters, Power*. Plumber*. Featherstons, Howies, Beidlers. and .nany others who were either early settlers or noted men, are hardly noticed ; hut such is the kingdom of this world. This work was evidently gotten up to make money, to plea-e those of us who had more money at the time than brains. Some of the jxirtrnits, however, are excellent of their kind. Some have lx«u taken wbeu the parties were young and makes them look like anything hut "old timers." Some are very indiffer ent, notably those of Mrs. E. M Dumphy, Mrs. .lames Fergus and Biddle Reeves. Our g<»od, honest, rustling friend must have tried to make himself look as much like ! Euan or a "Silver Tip" as he could. Iu the i personal history some have probably said too much about themselves and some too little. Old timers would have Iieen pleaded to have seen short histories of the Fisk and other parties that came in '62 and '<>5 : and ot the discoverers of Alder gulch, on y oue of whom—Wm Fairweather—is mentioned. Henry Edgar, who had as much to do w ith it as Fairweather and can give its history, j was living only a few months ago in Mis soula county. Sketches of a history of the Fisk expedition jiarties can lie had from Col. James L. Fisk and that of 62 from N. T. Langford. One thing noticeable in the illustrations in this history is the nuralier of carriages ,170), mostly, too, aliout farm houses. Now this is not meant to he sarcastic uu less the reader chooses to take it that way. it rather shows the prosperity of those > who, twenty to twenty-three years ago. j were glad to get here in ox wagons. It there are 170 iu these few illustrations, it would lie an interesting arithmetical ques- j tion for our school children to find out how mauv thousand there are in the whole Territory and compare them with the assessment rolls. On the whole, w hile there is much to com mend in this history, the w riter will con tribute another $150 as his share towards having another got up in its place with the portraits o'' more of our lea<l.'«g men and women iu it-tho.se whose likenesses we would like U. preserve and lie pleased to ; see even on paper. F. WAR has l»*eii declared lie tween Eng- : land aud Burmah, and the result is not doubtful. Burmah will hereafter „ere on the maps an a part of the British Indian j Empire. The populous centers of Burmah are accessible to British vessels, and the , army of India, mostly native troops, is i near at baud and free to move. We may call it a high handed outrage on national rights, hut nevertheless it will prove a benefit to the mass of the Burmese people, j They will have better laws and govern ment. Civilization and Christianity will make better progress than under native despotism. Burmah proper has only an area of 41,430 square miles and a popula tion of 1,200,000, but with the tributary Khan territories and tribes north aud east, t has au area ot l~5,t)U0 square miles and a jxipulation of over 3,000,00ft. Already Burmah has twice lieen despoiled by British arms, and to Englishmen who de- plore the fate of Boland there is something very suggestive. But even national crimes are overruled lor the genera, good. The Lord reigns. --—j The soldiers that are marching forth to j fight on the part of Servi» aud Bulgaria seem very enthusiastic at the start, hat they will Ixs very sick and sore in the end. , It is a great shame and a terrible blunder to allow this fighting between men of the same raee and religion. We did not l*i lieve that Russia am! Austria w mid allow the fight to really begin. Is the object to allow the turks to liecome involved and then use this pretext to snuff out the rein- j nant of Turkish rule in Europe ? The l fall iu English securities would indicate that there are some fears of a general war. Already England has tendered active sup port to Turkey, hut with a Burmese war, home elections, Egypt in hand and no land army, what can England do if Russia and Austria uuitc to retire the Turk from ! Europe! ______ Ji ix. IN«, by the quotations from the Edinburgh press it would seem that (Bad stout 's speech in that city was not as well received as on former evasions. The ex- j Premier limls public opinion in adv nnce of hint on the matter of disestahiishment. , But after all, the Liberals are shrewd enough to see that Gladstones leadership is necessary to any united action and prac- . ticai success. Treasurer Jordan is laying out some hard work for himself to do. He asserts that the silver coinage act has cost the government $45,000,000. It will he much easier for him to show how the govern- , ment has already lost a million hv his neglect to call I muds with the money ac- j cumulating in the treasury. ÎT is re}K>rttd that President Grevy has ; had au attack of apoplexy recently, aud will not be in the contest for re-election. Coi'i'EK mining operations in North Car olina have proved a failure, involving a loss of two millions capital. \ If TIM AND M UtTI II. I:i all likelihood ere this, or certainly licfore this writing reaches tin* eyes of our readers, the execution of Louis Kiel for treason will .have taken place. Technically he may have committed treason, hut so Tar as there was any criminal intent or motive he is more innocent than the Dominion ministers, whose outrages drove a patient people to take lit» arms and appeal for counsel and aid to one of their own kindred, at the time a quiet and useful citizen of the Failed .States. It was purely an act of disinterested friendship on the par: of Kiel to leave his Montana abode and de vote his life in attempting to remedy the wrongs of his people. The lorn of life and treasure that occurred in the war that followed was the result of a series of criminal blunders that followed the original aggravating cause. No doubt the Canadian government will exert it self to remedy the original wrongs to . these half-breeds. In doing so they will confess the crime that caused , all the wur and all its sad and costly consequences. The crowning crime of executing Kiel will never cover the criminal blunders that provoked the rebellion. Every Frenchman and near ly every American that knows the his- , tory of the aiTair will deem Kiel a veri table martyr. It will beyond all ques tion cloud the page of Canadian history | that records the event. It w ill embitter the antagonism of races that now saps the life and threatens the future peace and stability of the Canadian govern ment. Had Victor Hugo been living there would have been one Frenchman to have ! jietitioned the English government for Kiel's pardon. We shall always j believe that if Secretary Bavard and Pres ulent Cleveland had been willing to ; intercede for the life of Kiel as an j American citizen their petition would have been granted. They were probably i ignorant of the merits of the case, but they could easily have informed them selves. Since wt lagan writing these lines a few moments ago the news has come that Kiel was executed at halt-past eight this morning. To the poor victim and noble martyr whose life had been a hard and unfortunate one, death is a re lease from further trouble and misfor tune. He offered himself as a victim and the spoiler has taken him. Peace to his ashes and honor to his memory, j His example and memory will live and perhaps work more effectively than he himself could have «lone in life for his [MKir, oppressed pe«>ple. A WHITES in McMillans magazine throws some light on the Canadian French as to their loyalty to the British govern ment. Though as distinct from the Eng lish after living by tne side of them lor hundreds of years, as the Jews are in the old world, the Canadian French are as uu like the average and predominant citizen of France as they are unlike the English. It must be borne iu tniud that the French settled in Canada while the monarchy w as iu it» glory aud all the settlers were loyal aud as intensely Catholic. They experienced none of the changes that the French people at home underwent during that fearful revolution that uproote«! socie ty and changed the social and political customs ami thoughts. The Cauadiau French have «hanged very little in all th«*se years. They ure still loyal to au ideal France,*but not to the France of to «iay with its extreme Democratic ami general irréligions tendencies. In another re*|X*et they differ as widely from tl.e French in France. They are very prolifi«^ as will lie liest umler-too«! by referem e to «he fact that within the 125 years since Canada was conquered by the English, they have lm-reasoil from 70,000 to 1,500,000 in Canada alone, besides sending another quarter of a miliiou endurants to the Unite«l States, and this has lieen done with verv little accession from the comment. That writer says that in many parts of Canada the French are crowding out the English ami now «x-enpy larg«- districts that were once held by English settlers. While the French are the least prolific of any ra«*e on the continent those in Canada continue to lie lunch more prolific than any other of the races. It is easy to under stand from their history and habits of thought why the Canadian French have lieen intensely conservative. They bave been taught to hate all revolutionary ideas that led to the destruction of monarchy in France and have been at |>er]*etual warfare with tht* Catholic church. This French element in Canada has heretofore acted with the Conservative party which is now pre«lominant in Canada. It throws some light upon the hesitancy of Premier McDonahl to order the execution of Riel. If be is hang, this lame ele ment of Conservative strength is alienated aud the party may expect an overthrow at the next election, unless it could win as many new supporters as this execution would alienate. The McDonald ministry would have lieen glad to be relieve«! of ii < mbarra-sment by the interposition of the home government. As it is, the present ministry is bound to lose the favor of one of its main supporters, either the Orangemen or the French Catholics, for though hating each other intensely they are the two main wings of Canadian con servatism. _ It Is said that the Unitetl States will be called ui»on to settle the damages for the burning of Aspinwall under our guarantee to keep the transit open. Jast the con nection and responsibility we fail to per ceive, and we venture the remark that our government never will settle th* bill till , she takes the Isthmus as her own. Thebe is an unpleasant rumor affecting Jones, Lieutenant Governor elect of New Yoik. It is that he promised J 10,000 for the campaign fund and refuses to pay. destructive to obstructive to development ASSEMULIN«. Ol CONGICESS. The first session of the Forty-ninth Congress will commence two weeks from to-day, the fir-t Wednesday in Decem ber. Already the members are gather ing at the National Capital and settling themselves in winter quarters. It is destined to be a very important session on many accounts. Questions of vital interest to the country arc pressing for attention. There* is a strong artificial demand from the East for a repeal of the silver coinage act. but neither the country or anybody in it will suffer if it is let alone. Then there are the doc trinaire free traders perambulating the land and trying to work up a senti ment to bring forward their |>et panacea for all national ills. But free trade is losing ground, and the latest indica tions render it doubtful if it could com mand the support of a majority of the Democrats in Congre-s. A modification of the patent raws, under the cover of which there are more oppressive monop olies than from all other sources com bined, is vastly more needed than any revision of lh** tariff. Tha term of a patent should be cut down to ten years, ami some restriction should be put upon the amount of profits that any patentee should be allowed to make. Among all the matters needing legislatiou the In dian questions deserve to rank foremost. .Some comprehensive settled jxiliey is d'-manded at once, both f< r the welfare of the Indian and the j**are and settle ment of the Western Territories. If the Indians are not to be settle«! in the In dian Territory, its «limensions sh«>u!d be cut down. Every Iudian in the Fuite«! States should be -ettle«l on land soine where in -everally, and after providing for all present and prospective wants of the Indians, all the residue of their vast and useless reservations should lie ac quired on fair terms and opened to set tlmMit by the white*. To leave mat ters at they are is the Indians, and is the settlement and of the country. I'Tompt legislative action is ladled to check the capricious folly of the present Kami Commissioner and pro tect the fide. settler from being victimized by his whimsical ignor ance. The mining States ami Territories demand some legislation to permit them to use timber for their domestic and in dustrial wants, without the liability of being arresud ami branded as thieves. The matters of the land grants to rail roads should Ik* settled without further delay, and whatever lands are to be ac corded und«*r any former grants shouhl be surveyed and allotteii at once, and wlist lands are not settled within a year after the survey shouhl return to the public domain. Before all other inter ests, public or private, the whole country is most interested in Having land- -ettled upon and cultivated. Members of Con gress should understand that in making this demand the people of the Territories are not a-king it lor themselves, but it is for the constituents of thi s.* east« rn < «in gress men, who now have no land and want to go where they cau secure somç for themselves ami their children. Question* of reorganization of the army, of providing big guns for our coast defence, and a -uitable navy, deserve immediate attention, but we have little hope that, the Congress now elected will ever handle these matters in a way to satisfy the wants of the nation. In fact tlure are scores of matters that occur to u- as deserving the atten tion of Congress that it would he u-e les*- to mention in connection with any probability of consideration. We have good reasons for thinking that the pres ent Congress will devote itself rather to politics than business. There are very lew if any public questions on which the Demoratie party are united ami the fear of splitting apart or antagonizing the President will prevent any action. Questions will not be considered until tin y come in such shape and force that they cannot longer be put off. The ad mission of Dakota is one of these mat ters. To refuse admission «*n any terms is such a gross injustice that it may lie thought by shrewder Democrats that they will lose more than they can gain by further opposition. Probably Mon tana or Washington will he offered ad mission as an expected political offset. The Senate will have full hands with the consideration of appointments. There is not only an unusual number to be considered but, each, und«*r the civil service law, will require sjxx-ial investi gation. There is little chance for -ueh matters of broad international or continental policy a- reciprocity treaties. This is a pity. _ It Ê» stated as a rather suspicious cir cumstance that the city of Chicago export» about seven miliiou more pounds of cream ery butter than it imports, besides supply ing the no small demand of home con sumption. Commissioner Coleman men tions in a recent address aliout twenty patents for making batter, very few of which even use skim milk, but ail kinds of animal fat and vegetable oil are util ized. One Vermont patentee makes cream out of vegetable oils and skim milk and then makes butter of the cream. Tiie South, with its supply of cotton-seed oil, with Yankee ingenuity to manufacture it, could turn out more creamery butter than the wole country could consume. Some amendments to the Butte city charter are wanted, and to that end both the Jnter-Mvunt<;in and Miner favor a special session of the Legislature. Very urgent reasons, and of a general more than local character, should lie presented to influence so important a matter as the calling of an extraordinary meeting of the legislative body. TIIE COURT IIOI'SK. The construction of our new county court house is giving employment to a great many men besides the contractors and their employes, aud as the County Commissioners are only agents of the tax payers in the matter it is perfectly legiti mate that they should freely criticise and that their agents should be held to strict public account lor anything they have done ot may do till the work is comp'.etctl honestly an«l substantially, Tbe stories «if jobbery are* so numerous and circumstan tial that the Commissitinets are internste«! more than any others in «Improving the charges so freely made. We have a graml jury now in session, eomposetl of onr most substantial citizens, with lull powers to sift th«*se stori«*s to the liottom, and we have confidence that they will do so. If any one has any knowledge of any bribery, corruption, dishonesty or irregularity ot any kind in any stage or step of this busi ness, there is now an opportunity, and it is their privilege an«l public duty to go be fore the giand jury aud make it known. As long as the ease is Infor» this l<ody we have not felt that it w;-s proper to give currency to all the dying suspicions that are so actively circulated by some who have oppcM «! this move of building a court bouse from the beginning. We have been in favor of building the court bous«- and building it on the site selected, anti we do not lielieve there was any lobbying or job liery in securing the passage of the bill through the legislature or iu selecting the ground. If there has lieen, in any stage of the proeeeiling.*, we hope it will lie showu up. We have no interest except to secure ami protect the public welfare. If auylaxly kn«»ws or can show that either one of the Commissioners, directly or indi rectly, has received a dollar for lietraving the public interest or in neglecting a pub lic trust confided to him and that he has undertaken to perform, we hope it will lie exposed an«l summarily anti fully pun ish«!. Jealousy anti suspicion are not proof, however, au«l there is no necessity for any one to go abroad to give vent or publicity to his suspicions. The manly way is to walk up before the grand jury an«l tell all they know aud w hat they lie lieve «»r suspect autl the grounds for it. Certainly our grand jury has no easy or enviable task to jterform, but they are in for it and must g«i to the bottom of it and not leave a suspicion unexplored. No half work or white washing will lie accepted as satisfactory. If the architect ami sujx-rintendent is in any way proxiniately or remotely intcres»e«i .«scoutractor, such an outrage ou good faith must be fourni out iieyond all doubt, and if there has b«*eu collusion in letting the con tract on the part of the commissioners by which they profit thereby to any extent, directly or indirectly, that must not l»e left iu doubt when the report of the grand jury is rendered. The last trick of the Cincinnati Demo crats is an application to the State Su preme Court—which is under party control I until the new judges take their seats—for a writ ordering the clerk of Hamilton county to disregard the injunction of the common pleas court and issue certificates of election to the four Democratic Senator ial camlidates who claim seats under the forged and fraudulent returns detected aud proved. The only purpose the Supreme Court could have in such a course would be to prevent further exposure of the out rageons election frauds by applying rules to the hearing of the case which wouhl : shut out damaging testimony. It is «liffi cult to contemplate a court of such diguity of name doing anything at once so small, so vile, and so dishonestly dirty. — T hat part of Judge Wade's charge which referred to the <*on iructiou work and other matter* pertaining to the new court house is .iu(!erst«xxi to lie umler consideration by the G rand .Tory, and sevend w itnesses are said to have already* t«*tiii«l. In view of the fact that in a lew days at most the findings and conclusion* of the jury in the premise* will be made public in their sub mission o the court, it would be well, we think, to give people a rest for a little spell and reserve the many "street indictments'' for explosion when it is found that there is warrant for them. It should be remem bered that the law presumes innocence until there is proof of guilt. Neal Dow is constrain«! to acknowl i «Ige that prohibition in Maine is not so complete a success as he could wish. The trouble lies, he says, in the indifference of leading citizens, "including parvins and deacons," who jx-riuit grog-shops to ''run openly in violation of law." If the efleet of prohibition is thus mischievous to the morals of the best element of society, it is certainly a thing to be avoided. The ten. i pcrance cause is a good one, but to attempt to promote it by means w hich blunt the consciences of the pastors and deacons is ! certainly not wise. The National Republican, of the 12th iust., publishes quite a lengthy interview with our Delegate, and Joseph sets up Montana very creditably. He does not overstate the facts as to our resource» or population, ami gives Commissioner Kparks another center shot. Naturally he ha* confidence in the future Denux:rutic stand ing of Montana, and if the idea will aid onr early admission as a State, we would not disturb the delusion. The Republican Surveyor General of New Mexico was indicted for contributing $10 to a Blaine and Logan campaign cele bration, but President Cleveland ruaile no secret of contributing $1,000 to the New York election fund. New York 8m»: Has Brother Blaine a future? Yes, "the glories of the I'oesible me his." Gallatin County l ire. A fire at Salesville, Gallatin county, on j Friday night last, destroyed the general j store, warehouse and »table of Lovely «& Webb. The total loss on stock and build ings is stated at over $15,000. Insurance, $6,000. The incident that occurred in Columbus, so nearly resulting in a bloody riot, shows the intensity of jxilitical feeding which has lieen amused in the campaign that has just cio»«]. It was a foolish piece of bus iucss to hang out a bloody shirt at the Democratic headquarters, but it was more foolish still to take any uotiee of it. The victors should have been more magnani mous. and then there was something ap propriate in the emblem and the place where it appeared. There is enough self respecting munhood and independence among the freemen of the North not to lie hoodwinked, by any mistaken signs or profes»ious of loyalty at the South. Con fidence is a plant o! slow grow th and will rot grow vigorously «mi a soil of empty profession. So long as the Southern leaders usurp Ums political power of six millions of virtually disfranchised freed men, there never will or can lie a cordial reunion. But we want no more blexxished over it either South or North. There are more elfectual, p«.. ceful remedies and to their exclusive use we implore all Republicans everywhere to confine themselves. Pharaoh would not let the children of Israel go even when the law of the laird was made kuown to him. He suffered successive plagues in «*on»e quence, and at last o-erw helming disaster. So will it be to to the South. Immigration, capital and skilled labor will turn away from that wetkm until a new generation arises that will do justice, give the bread of education instead of the shine of igmir ance to the po«ir blacks and an«l a free ballot to protect their civil rights. Among other causes that havo promoted the d«'line in the market price of silver is the success ami extent t«> which silver plating has been carried. A dollar's worth of silver is row sutïnient to veneer au en tire dinner or tea service, which would have taken a hundred «lollars it made solid. The plated ware is exactly as hand some and as serviceable ami only experts could tell the difference. Even much that is sold lor solid silver under the liest guar antee obtainable is only plated ware. We were laughably reminded of this fact by a statement of our old friend and former fellow citizen Molitor, who was call«*d upon to melt up a solid silver service that had heeu through the great lire. After re ducing ami assaying his hu!li<in product, he re|x>it«l that the pure »ilver was only one dollar to the ton. Though it might lie »opposed that the cheapness of p!at«l ware would iu some directions extend the use of silver, the very fa« t that families in moderate circumstances can cover their tables with plated ware that loook» just as well a» the solid silver, ha» led the wealthy to abandon it almost entirely and go tiack to decorated China ware. It may be said that gold is us«l in the same way, but the result is so far inferior aud has never found popular currency. THESE is genuine entertainment in run ning over the items in the Postotfice report and noticing the umnber of new postoftices established in the South as compared with other sections. Yirgiuia, that last year c«jst the government $1,040,12«! for its postal service and only paid in $012,123, or little more than half the co-t, gets 100 new offices, while Dakota, w hich is filling up with new towns faster than any State in the Union ami last year came within less than $40,000 of paying its entire postal service, gets only seventy-one new offices. | Let it lie remembered that Delaware was the only Southern State last year in which the cost of the postal service did not great ly exceed the revenues. It shows that this administration is running the Post office for the lieuelit of the South, ami that the North pays the bills. And yet w hy should we begrudge the Southerners more postofiiees ? This department of the gov ernment is the most benificent of all and indirectly exerts a great educational in fluence. If the Southern negroes only get a fair chance to avail themst-lves of the mails, our Northeru people ought not to lament the expansion in that direction or the expense_ Thebe i*a source for the many floating rejiorts and stories which charge or insinu ate crookedness iu connection with the court house construction ami contracts. That source should be reache«l by the Grand Jury. The circumstance that the person credited with circulating these stories is himself under a cloud and held to await the action of the Grand Jury on chartes of a crooked and criminal nature, should not lie held as a bar to the bearing of his testimony, esp**cially as he claims to posse« evidence of a documentary character to sustaiu the accusations circulated by him and adopted by another a* a basis for pub lish«! article* assailing the integrity of public officers. Let tht witness be summoned, aud let it lie learned whether he has anythiug to show Iieyond the fact that he himself ha* proütt«! by jobbery. Ix pursuance of our comments inare «*nt is-ue öd the admissiou of the Territo ries, a further remark is iu order. In a second article that the New York Evening Po»t published in reply to a communication from a Montana correspondent, it state» the proposition baldly, not to say brutally, that precedents count for nothing and fig nify for little that the larger States can prevent the admission of the Territories and simply propose to do it. This has been*the course of tyranny since the begin ning of time—the denial of right by supe rior loree. And in the end, tyranny always had the worst of it. j t I j j IT is time for the Mormon women to rise up ands|>eak. John Keddrington, in plead ing guilty to the charge of unlawful co habitation, said, in mitigation of his sen tence, that "he would obey the laws if his wives would consent." In spite of the fact that these plural wives cauuot he placed back in ntatu quo nn'c, they can only make tuatters worse by refusing con sent to separation, but it ought to lie ac companied with a portion of worldly goods or alimony;_ Louis Riel s body lies mouldering in the grave, bat his soul will go marching on all the same. I : ; i | Cnthclie i nivrrvitjr. Baltimore, November 11. —The board of trustees ot the Catholic university met at the archiépiscopal resilience to-«iay, aud there were present Archbishop» Gibboc, of Baltimore, Williams, of Boston, Ryan, of Philadelphia, and Corrigan of New York. Bishops Ireland, of St. Paul, Keane, of Richmond, Spaulding, of Peoria. Martz, of Dakota, Mons. Earley, of New Aork, Rev. I)ra. Eoley, of Baltimore, and Chap pclle, of Washington, Messrs. Michael Jenkins, of Baltimore, Tbos. E. Wager man. of Washington, nn«i Eugene Kelly, of New York, were also iu attendance. Bishop» Ireland, Keane, Spaulding ami Martz were authoriz«! to visit the various «liocesfs ami collect funds lor the nniver gjty. They agrec«i to raise J7 (Kj,(XHi, ..... . * which, with Miss Caldwell's donation «it $300,000, will give the university $1,000, 000 to start with. To-morrow the univer sity board will visit Washington and qualify as a «-orporation. A letter was brought by Dr. O Connell tr«im the 1 ope. lh- Holme-« « gratitude afforded him in learning that the Archbishop of Baltimore, with his colleague Bishops of America, conceived the noble design of erecting a Catholic university iu America. He says: "No doubt, under the auspices, patronage aud care of the Bishop», the university will proven great blessing—not only to religion but also to the country for the glory of ( atbolicity and the increase of literature and seien* • New Ocean Cable. Albany, N. Y., November 12.—A certifi cate of incorporation of the Geruiau American Telciraphic Cable Con pa ay was fil«l at the State Capitol to-day. The cor porators and trustees iiaiutd, who are resi dents of Boston anti New Aork, are as I<*1 lows : Henry Waterman. R Philbrook, Benj. F. Bradbury, G«*o. D. Rieb, and Hum phrey B. Wyman. The object is to <*on struct ami operate a telegraphic cable from some suitable point at or near Boston to s«ime point designate«! by the Emperor ot Germany on the coast of that country ; also a cable between Ger.uanv and Great , The a»Ul .«*k »«.««*, «W which the compauv have the privilege ot . K * increasing to auy sum sufficient to «-on struct, land ami ojx*rate the cables. The principal busine« office i» to lie located in New York. The offices are to x* opened a* soon as $20.000,Ono is assured from the sale» of 5 per cent, coupon bonds iisued by the company. .Mysterious l*oi-ouiuu C'a-«*. Sax Francisco, Novemlier 11. —What has now the appearances of being a pecul iar poisoning «ase ia beginning to attract public attention. Mrs. Bo wets, wife of Dr. J. Milton Bowers, of this city, died on the night of November 1st. Her life was in sured in various beneficiary organizations lor $17,000 in favor of her lushand. It was given out that she died from an abscess of the liver. Hurried arrangements were made for her burial, but before the burial look place an unknown person called at the corone.-'s office ami stated that there were reasons of suspect that the woman bad lx*eu jx)ison«l by persons interested j in obtaing the insurance ou her life. Ou the strength of further developments her husbaml was arrested. The stomach autl intestines of Mrs. Bowers were placed in the bands of Dr. W. D. Johnston tor aualy t eis. In his report at the coronet's imjuest to day he states that be has no hesitation I in stating that the «»use of Mrs. Bowers' death was poisoning from phosphorus. Dr. Bowers treats the matter indifferently. He says he will have no difficulty in ex oneratiug himself from any suspicion «if having caused his wife's death. The coroner's jury rendered two verdicts in Bowers' case, signeil by five of the six jury men, and charges Dr. Bowers with the • : 1.:- w * i ! I i j j poison. The remaining juror finds simply ■ poison a«iministered by her husband. The coroner ha* not yet sign«I either, hut it is j believed that he will sigu the first uieu- I tioned verdict. Capture of u Murderer. Nashville, Tlxn., November 12. News was received here of the capture, after a de*jx*rate resistance, of Riley Pyle, who has for sixteen months evaded arrest for killing United States Commissioner McDonald in Pickett county. It was learu«l that Pyle was living in the mountains near his home, but the revenue force was unable to locate him. Re«:ent!y it became known that he was near the Kentucky line and a posse found him, after a perilous ji'tiruey through the wo<mF«. Pyle refusetl to surrender and a pitched battle was fought, iu which Pyle was shot in the leg, amt his brother William Pyle and Thomas Kidwell were dangerously hurt. Pyle at last gave up and medical attention wm given the trio. Pyle will be arranged for obstructing Commissioner .McDouald in the dim-barge of his duty, the Federal courts not having jurisdiction in murder va»*». Pyle can also lie tried in Pickett county for murder. D est roved by Dyanmitr. Milwailee, Wis., November 12.—A distrex-ing accident occurred at the little village of Kocktield this morning. The little four year o!«l daughter of Jacob ' >hein, lime burner and stone «tuarrier, in noccntly picked up a large dynamite car tridge u-ed for heavy blasting and threw it into the kitcheu stove. A terrific ex plosion followed, shattering the house, killing the little girl and fatally injuring Mrs. Dhein and seriously mutilating other memlx*rs of the family. Verdict of Murder. Baltimore, November 15.—The jury of inquest iu the case of Mrs. Julia Stone, : ! [ i j w ho wo« shot and killed by her hu»lutnd, j Wm. E. Stone, on Friday eteuiug, returunl a verdict ot murder against the husband. Stone is at the hospital, and to-night is pronounced in an improved «*oudition. As soon a» he is in condition be will tie re manded to jail. He alleges the infidelity of his wife as the rea-ou whv he kille«l her. .. ...... . ♦ ^ - - ■ .i. n . Caundian Pacific. Montreal, November 13.—The Rail way Department is now engaged in mak ing an examination and appraisemeut of the rolling stock, etc., used by Onderdonk j iu constructing the British Columbia sec tion of the Canathan Pacific Railway. Ac- j cording to the term* of the contract the government were lxiund to purchase this plant, the rolling stock, etc., when the work was done. As soon as Mr. Onder donk '» claim is sati-tiixl the roa«l and rolling I st«x-k will lie handed over to the Canadian : Pacific Company. GuDtv of Forgery. < >RAFT«,*.®, M. A a., November 13.—John L. Uechmer, de.nrdting treasurer of the Catholic Knights of A reerica, was to day found guilty of forgery. Hechmer u« ; charged with emliezzling $22,000 belong ing to the order in 1-H3. He <iisappear«-»« and the names of his surities were found to lie lorgeries. He surreutlered himself a i few months ago. Glndstone'* Speech. EniKHl'KOH, November 17.—<ila«lston t in a speech to-«lay said : I have already pointed out iu my former addr«->-> that it «ery possible that by an ovorwhelming majority of her members the Irish nation might present some demand. I expr*-< H 1 confidence, however, that Ireland woold never forget her duty to the union and empire, though she might proeut a de mand for a large « bauge in the luant.j*. nient of bx-al affairs. Any demaud of U . character I declared ought to receive t , attention and reap« i of Parliament. Since that d« Iaration Mr. Parnell ha« veye«i to me through the isnti«!euti a i medium of the newiqiaper«i a suggestion that I had better fram** a plan for t^e loc,; government of Irelami. 1 pro|»ose now t 0 reply to Air. Parnell in an equally con; - «iential manner. Doubtless you _entle men will not uientiou it. Perhaps my friends at the table below meaning thi reporters I w«m't mention it, but my n-a-'m for not complying with Mr. Parnells re . quest 1 » that, though Ireland's wishes «1». sei ve respectful ami tinorable attentioa, j«.t until the elections the Irish wishes .-re constitutionally onknown. I believe Mr. Parnell ha» taken me l«ir a pet-on wan:.! i* experience in public life, or one who i ,* no t protitted by experience. If ht na agiucs me rash tnough to make im-* !: : voluntary physician lor the people of Ire land instead of the authoriz«l doctors he sends to the House of Commons, it would seriously «lamage any proposal hatched ia my miml if the Irish constitutional qaes tiou should arise. If a proposal lx* ma«le it ean ouly lie eft'« lively made by the government, although the government are rather silent on the subject ami appear disinclined to use language calculât« '! to render less easy their relation* with the party to whom they owe much through the transactions of the last Parliament. If the present government continues, every minister of the opposition will require to hear their \iews lx*foreexpressing his own. Thus it is impossible to accede to Mr. Par nell'» kind invitation. The remainder of the spe«-li van «!«* voted to a rapi«l review of the various leatling topi«-,, including foretgu affairs aud ™.............*------- ' ".ernWr 17.-B.igh«, , , . , , • . , . , speech at Birmingham lastmgtit, iust m a peech at Birmingham last n:ght, instance«! the condition of the Episcopal church iu America a» proof that the «hureh of Eng land could mr intaiu its rights without a state alliance. I.and Office Deci-ion. Washington, Novemlier 17. —In the Supreme Court d« isioua were rendered iu two public land cases brought upon ap peals from judgment of the Supreme Court of Dakota. The first was an action to recover a parcel of mineral land upon which is situated the city of I>ea«lwood. The land was entered and paid for in Jan uary, 187*3, and in the June following the Frobate Judge, acting as tru-t«*e for the town, entere«! the same laud. Tiie Supreme Court holds that no title from the United States to land know n at the time to lie mineral land ean lie ac«juired ander pre emption, home»t«*ad or town.-ite law s. The mining claim plaintiff' in the ca«c, and the title had actually pa-s«i to him lietbre the 1'rebate Judge took the initial proceedings, and the Vnite«l States there fore had nothing to convey. Judgment against the town was affirm«*]. The other ease is the same, except that the town (Central City, I>ak«ita, matle no entry. Judgement agaiust the town was affirm«!. ♦ — Ftize Fight. Detroit, November 17. — Johu Law rence, of California, and Paddy Norton, of England, fought with haul gloves to-night at Norris, a small town, nine miles iron this city. The light wa» for $500 a side and gate money. Lawrence tirew the first blood, got the first ktux-k down, and g«*n erally showed superiority. His backers claimed a foul several times, Norton doing considerable hitting. Iu the seventh round Norton l>ack«l Lawrence agaic-t t j ie ropes, holding him there. He hutted him iu the face with his head. The c'aua of foul wa* alhiwed aud Lawrence was given the fight. Only a small crowd was present. Blood and money were dr«>i';*d liberally. .My»ten ou- Di-uppeuratice. New Yoke, November 12.—The [ • ce were notifie«! last evening to search for l^eslie Russell, of Canton, N. Y., formerly Attorney General of the State, Regent of a university, and u few years sini-e a promi nent candidate for United States Senator. Mr. Russell wa* last seen at the Coleman House ou Tuesday Jast. Offers hi* Services. \Ye copy the subjoined item from tLe Butte Inter-Mountain of Monday la-t : The follow ing «li.-patch from ex-Governor Crosby explains itself : New Yohk, November Iff .—To Ihr,. Lee Mantle, Iiutte, Montana :—My interest iu the present ffnd future prosperity ot Montana prompts me to offer my services [ in Washington for the benefit of the min i iug inter«*»ts so seriously afi«*cted by Com j missioner Sparks' recent order. I will heartily co-o|x-rate with Mon*atia'.s lk*ie gate at Washington. JXO. SCHUYLER d'."-I'>Y. Thr N<***paper Ilid It. McManus, a «-ompositor on the Billings Gazette, went bunting the other «lay equip ped with an ol«l single barrel, muzzle-load ing gun. While in the w«xxls he thought he saw a chi«*ken up in a tree an«l fired a charge of binl shot at it. This volley dis cla-cd the fact that the supposed chicken was a wild «-at. From this juncture he concludes his own storv as follows: j then put a handful of powder in the old gun, crowded in half a newspaper, ar.d ramme«! it «lown hard ; theu jxiured in shot until I coaid almost see it and put the other half of the new spaper on top oi that. Then I aimed at, the hea«l of the bobcat and fired. The cat and I dropped at the same time, but a* I hadn't tar to go i reached the ground first. The cat wa nt «joite «lead when he reached the ground, so I finished him with a club.'' j j The Dominion of Canada has hanged Louis Riel, A'e»; and tweuty-six years ag' 0 the State of Virginia hung Johu Brown, but that did not seem to lie the end ol h:at. Josh Billings says: "A man has as much lite tew spell a word as it is I ,ro nounced as he has to pronounce it the way it ain't spelled. ÀixoEDIXQ to Gladstones dcfiniti' ,n * »'2 'bertdiem i* trust in the jxHipie qualifie«* by prutîen«2. èfi<3 VOH Kredit* - of the people qufili&ed h v f»af. Tun Dominion authorises arc jlatble a have plenty of occasion to reflect upoa TalleyramFs pregnant epigram : •' ' T!> worse than a crime—it was a blunder.