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Helena weekly herald. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1867-1900, November 19, 1885, Image 2

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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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,
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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
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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
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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,
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
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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«,
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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
♦ —
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
.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.
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.''
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.

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