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THF FOI HT H AT TOWNSEND.
The Patriotic Citizens of the Valley Town Celebrate the Nation's Birthday. lutcrc'ting Exercises-«» A Chinese Shooting Scrape. [st'E'IAL ( ORRESPONDENCE.] Townsend, July 5, 18*6. To the Editor of the Herald. At Townsend, as at other places, the ob servance of the National Holiday was transferred to the fifth of the month, the "glorious Fourth" having fallen this year upon a Sunday. The patriotic residents had resolved upon an appropriate celebra tion of the national festival and when this morning the sun dawned upon the smiling valley of the Missouri and its busy me tropolis his early rays fell upon the colors of the Union doating at various points throughout the town and disclosed com pleted preparations on every hand that de noted the intention of residents to com memorate the day in an appropriate man ner. The day dawned bright and clear and a strong breeze thatspiang up early in the morning gave promise of agreeably tempering the heat of the sun, which had begun its diurnal ascent through a cloud less sky. The early part of the morning was unmarked by any event of import ance, and the arrival of the east bound train about two hours before noon may be looked upon as the commencement of '1 HE DAY S PROCEEDINGS. On this train was expected the orator of the day, Mr. T. II. Carter, of Helena, and a large portion of Townsend's population was assembled at the depot to meet him. As the train stopped the Townsend brass band, a.small but creditable musical organ ization, struck up a martia! air and headed the procession, which at once led off for the town. The .Skating Kink, a building capable of an audience of three or four hundred, had been prepared and decorated for the scene of exercises and at 11 o'clock it was well filled. <>n the platform were seated the President of the Day, Hon. Van H. Fisk, Mr. and Mrs. T. if. Carter and party, the Chaplain, Ke\. Perchai McIntyre, a vocal quartette of residents of Townsend, and Messrs. Parker and Clarke. Kev. McIntyre opened the exercises with a short prayer, after which the "Flag of the Free" was rendered by the quartette, consisting of Mrs. Dr. Belcher, soprano; Mrs. Weston, alto; Mr. Averill, tenor, and Mr. Carson, bass, ac companied by Mrs. Berry on the organ. Succeeding this Mr. Clarke read the Declaration of Independence and the quartette sang "The Star Spangled Banner. Mr. Parker then introduced Mr. T. H. Carter, ot Helena, who at once entered upon the delivery of THE ORATION. I ! I Those who have heard Mr. Carter on previous occasions and who were present to-day, pronounced the address one of his ! best efforts, and it certainly was an excel lent one. Its delivery occupied forty minutes, yet the interest it awakened was unflagging throughout. Sounding periods, highflowing expressions and the general spread eagle style of Fourth of July oratory were completely iguored and in their place the speaker gave in simple and forcible language a description ot the causes that led to the revolutioQ and its final success, resulting in the establishment of our great Republic. His remarks were mostly con fined to eveuts of the latter part of the last century, but towards the close he touched upon happenings of our own time, referring especially to the present struggle of the Irish nation for a home government. The applause of his interested hearers inter rupted his remarks more than on one occasion, and at the close of the address a generous and hearty ebullition of lauda tory expressions testified to the pleasure experienced by the audience in listening to his eloquent oration. Another soog by the quartette followed the conclusion of the oration and then Mr. McIntyre pronounced the benediction and the audience dispersed. In the afternoon horse races on a straight track near the depot furnished amusement for the large crowd of people assembled in town. A dance is to be held this evening to wind up the festivities of the day, and it is anticipated with great pleasure by all. Fears of too great a crowd are expressed, but on such an occasion the inconvenience will not he noticed and "the more the merrier" will be the watchwoid. ( I1INESE SHOOTING AFFRAY. Last night two of the Chinese of Towns enjl got into an altercation in a wash house and before the affair ended one shot the other through the breast with a revolver. The one shot was the proprietor of the laundry. His wound is dangerous and, though alive at present, his death is looked for at any moment. The would-be assassin has been placed under arrest.' Both China men were drunk at the time of the fracas. The Governor in Unite. 1 Inter-Mountain.] Iu view of the fact that the Democratic organ omitted this morning to mention the presence in this city of the governor of Montana, the Inter-Mountain as a public journal takes pleasure in extending a hearty welcome to him on behalf of the people of Butte. With his excellency's politics and political methods this journal has no sympathy nor has it hesitated nor will it hesitate to oppose and denounce them whenever occasion requires; but it cannot lie denied that the governor has shown thus far during his term an active and earnest interest in the promotion of the public welfare as far as his official acts could be brought to bear. His argument on the silver question in his first annual report to the interior department, and his forcible protest against the circular atroci ties of|Sparks showed him to be fully alive to the public needs and that he pro posed to express his views even at the risk of offending the powers in Washington. We welcome Governor Hauser, not as a Democratic chief, because that would be no honor to any man, but as a supporter and defender of the public interest, as a man prominently identified with our lead ing industries, and as a typical Montanian justly proud of the Territory in which he lives and of which he now has the good lortnne to be chief executive. THE FOURTH WIC K ES A »plcndid Celebratio»--Mr. Craven's Oration. I SPECIAL HERALD CORRESPONDENCE. 1 Wickes had a rousing, whole-souled cel ebration. The working force in the mills and mines was reduced to a minimum, and all entered enthusiastically into an appro priate observance of the day. The anvils were busy before sunrise, and by 10 o'clock the town was thronged with crowds streaming in from the surrounding neigh borhoods. The racing in the morning was a matter of much interest, and as the day advanced and the time came for the exer cises in the grove, the procession surprised the oldest inhabitant. The morning train had arrived, bringing the orator of the day. A. J. Craven, and wife, and a coach full of Select Knights and other citizens from j Helena. The Wickes band made the I mountains echo with a hearty welcome. I By the way, Mr. Lditor, be it known to the world that we have a brass band and a good one. The procession for the grove formed at 1:30, and was headed by the Select Knights and Odd Fellows in uniform, loi lowed by the officers of the day and citizens, com prising a long orderly column on foot and in carriages. The committee on arrange ments han everything well arranged. Mr. George Greene was president of the day I and presided with becoming dignity. THE PROGRAMME was appropriately opened by music from the hand and glee club and invocation by ! Kev. Hanna. The Declaration of Inde I pendence was then read in a very credit able manner by Mr. Potter. The glee club sang "The Ked, White and Blue." and when the oration was announced the audience had arranged themselves in the shade of the pines on the mountain side with the evident intention of enjoying the treat which awaited them. THE ORATION by Mr. Craven was one of the mo-t appro priate, original and finished pieces of oratory which the most favored of our peo ple have ever heard. For nearly an hour he held the closest attention of the audience. Mr. Craven commanded atten tion at the outset by saying that if the signers of the Declartion of Inde pendence, which had .just been read, could join with the earliest explorers and prospectors among our west ern mountains, and behold the thronging celebrations ol' Montana, they would need no messenger to inform them of the cause of these congregations of people, or that the American people still cherish the insti tutions and memories of their fathers. That American citizens having a common history and sharing in common memories and hopes cannot be called strangers, and that the significance of the day is not to be measured by the few celebrations with in the boundaries of our own horizon, but that the occasiou is coextensive with American soil and American infiuence. "We enter a vast auditorium where assem bled America is the audience and where are gathered the honored embassies from all the nations of the earth. I a a all the nations of the earth. lie next illustrated the effects of the an nouncement of the discovery of the new world by imagining the upheaval of a new island in the Pacific, clothed by magic with vegetation, peopled by a strange race, and abounding in a variety of climate, pro ductions, and scenery, and how meager were the facilities for communication by contrasting the frail boats of that period with our modern steamer. He argued that events occur in history in accordance with the needs of the race, that history is the ceaseless evolution of cause and effect, and that the impetus of a new civilization needed a new land in which to fiourish, and a new continent was discovered. That an independent government was taught by the very isolation of a new land, and pri vation developed independence. The de velopment of new countries and these western Territories is hardly to be ac counted for by merely material resources, hut that the West has always allured the I strong, the independent and the brave, and i that the emphasis given to individuality | and. the rewards to private enterprise! have elevated our western civili- j zation to its present prominence. ; The delegates of the colonies had their petitions cast aside. To-day a private citizen delivers an address on the Irish question which startles England to atten j*«« • p . i tion. That the diffusion ol ideas is natur- ! ally to be expected from a people who were encouraged to think, aud that the basis of all patriotism is individual ow^ endup of property. He then entered into a forcible argument on the labor question, and the results of competition. The close was a touching re view of the soldiers and statesmen who are so fast passing away, emphasizing the idea that the duties of citizenship are handed down to a newer and younger gen eration. The audience dispersed with music from the band to the various diversions which the day afforded. Many tripped the "light fantastic," and all settled down again to the toils of life, feeling better for the day that is past. The thanks of the community are due to the several committees for their untir ing efforts in making the occasion a suc cess, which will not soon be forgotton. H. A correspondent from Brazil writes that it is a false impression that is circu lated abroad that slavery is being done away with in that country. The writer says, too, that the United States, in admit ting coffee free of duty is doing more to keep slavery alive than all other influences combined. It was a blunder on oar part to remove the duty on coffee unices Bra zil reciprocated in admitting as much of our products and manufactures duty free. And we ought to serve notice that the duties will be restored unless some equivalent concessions, are made at once. Sales of wool so far made this season indicate three cents a pound better than last year, and on an estimated yield of 7,000,000 pounds would make the consider able sum of $210,000. FOURTH OF JI LT. the infinite credit of Americans they re sp^it the Lord's day no matter what else I may claim attention. We do not think ! with some that the interest in the event is dying out. Our people are not losing their patriotism. Nor is it true that the strangers within our gates are becoming so numerous that it accounts for the seeming indifference to our national birthday. Undoubtedly as our nation gets older the event of the declaration of inde pendence is regarded more soberly As the first step in the path that led to national existence arid independence, the importance of it only comes out It always seriously interrupts the full enthusiasm of a Fourth of July celebra tion to have it come on the third or fifth. In France such an event would be celebrated with more general interest | on Sunday than any other day, but U more clearly as years pass by, and our nation strides forward with giant stej iu the van of ail nations to the enlight enment and enfranchisement of the world. But we cannot help looking back over the record of the hundred years and seeing that all was not done by a mere declaration, or even by a seven years' I war. With all that we owe to the framers and defenders of that declara tion, the great work of making us a na tion was hardly begun. In our great |jcivil war we came near losing all, and we found that there was hardly a gov ernment on earth really friendly tous. France aided us to achieve independence j because she hated England, and in our darkest days of the war for freedom and union our best friend was autocratie Russia. The perils through which we have al ready pas.-ed in the last generation are well calculated to make us think more soberly of the future. The exuberant boy hoof] of our nation has passed and ; we are entering upon the older man- i hood of our nationality. We cannot if we would escape the full responsibilities j of the foremost nation of the world. I$o- j nation exists for itself alone. With , power, wealth and opjrortunitv come | national responsibilities that are to be ! materially considered and manfully un dertaken. Every succeeding Fourth of July will, bring as more mature reflec tions and more serious care for our na tional responsibilities. 1 : i I : j ; i crimes, and no-one could be a ^ood citizen ! ..... The Senate committee on pensions does not propose to allow th-e President's veto to go unanswered, with the implication that there is carelessness or something worse on the part of committeemen. The committees having these matters in charge have all the evidence that the pension bureau and the President have, and much besides. It seems to have been overlooked by the executive in these cases that are made the subject ©f special action that Congress has full and original powers to grant pensions in meritorious eases that , are not embraced in tbe general laws. This they are doing continually, as in the case of Gen. Hancock s widow. Not only is the President's course in- vetoing such bills as have been passed by both houses ' of Congress objectionable in itself, but the language used lacks little of beiDg insult ing to Congress. Commissioner Black has failed moat signally in maintaining tbe assertion that the pension office bars been run by political infiuence, and it seems as if the President were trying to help out his discomforted Commissioner by using ! the rejected material of h-is office for still more unworthy purposes. We hope each case that the President has vetoed will lie given to the public with all the facts, so ! that the people may judge which has acted ! on the best information worthiest motives. and with the While the anarchists of New York and Milwaukee have been eonyieted with little delay and trouble, the outlook in Chicago, where the chief offenses have been committed, is not very encouraging to the friends of law and order. The law that excludes every intelligent person from the jury box is an outrage upon ; justice. Every good citizen is interested i to learn at once the details of great public j I ; ! ! ! who would not he prejudiced against such dastardly crimes as the slaughter of the Chicago policemen. Any one in Chicago or in the country who has not heard ot this crime and does not, in his soul, detest the perpetrators is utterly unfit for jury service or citizenship. The boycotters in New York are getting terms in tbe penitentiary from one to three years. It looks out of proportion to sentence an anarchist like Most for only one year and a boycotter for a longer term for an offense, bad enough, but surely not so great as that of the anarchists. Possibly it is thought that severity in the outset will break up the odious institution before it becomes established. While there may be some show of excuse for boycotting there is none whatever for the anarchists. If one year imprisonment is appropriate for the boycotter then a life sentence is none too mach for the anarchist. ! Tammany celebrated yesterday, and was in a self congratulating humor over the return of the democracy to power and the restoration of more or less complete ancient democratic principles. The pres ence of Sam Randall, the great protec tionist insurgent of the Democratic party, probably suggested the fast and loose terms in which reference was made to the restoration of ancient democratic princi ples. The two Houses of Congress have not yet got together on the repeal of the land laws, and we indulge the faint hope that some cloud-bnrst of good sense may yet find entrance under the roof of the Capitol and influence the majority to spare at least the pre-emption and desert land acts, though the rest go by the board. SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS Flathead Indians on Trail. the Game i - j Reliable information came to the Hek | alp this morning from a citizen of the West Side that the Flathead Indians are on the game trail near the Cumberland mine, on the Big Blackfoot, killing deer and their young lor the young and their hide alone, the does beiDg too thin to eat. We have game laws that are supposed to stop such outrages as this, and if they were only put in force against savages as j well as white men, the game would not be killed off when unable to get away from the skulking Indians, who lie in wait at this season of the year for the only kind of deer traveling—does and fawns—the j bucks remaining hid away on top of the ! mountains. Our information is that two does and ! their young were killed near the Cumber- ! land mine last Saturday, the carcasses of the dams beiDg stripped of their hides and j ; i j j , | ! left on the ground. Here is a legitimate work for our Rod and Gun Club to send out a "spotter" who will catch an Indian iu the act and bring him in to be dealt with aeccording to law. As was the case last fall when the Indians were reported on the game trail north of Helena, Major R. C. Walker has written Major Konan, the agent of the Flatheads, to send out a messenger to call them back. If this does not clear these savages from the game trails that are forbidden to the whites at tbio season of the year, then let some other plan lie adopted that will be efficacious. Tll2 hill abridging the powers of Terri torial legislation is baited iu the conference committee to give tbe Delegates a chance to be beard. It limits the power of the Territory, or any county, city or town of a Territory, to a maximum of two per cent, of the valuation rn borrowing money for any purpose, inclusive of existing indebt edness, and any indebtedness above that is declared void. For instance, if the valua tion of Lewis and Clarke eounty is seven millions, the extent cf its possible indebt edness could 1 not exceed $1 Kt.OOO. This is 1 less than our eourt housse debt alone. So extreme and comprehensive is tbe restric : tion that creditable and orderly existence would become almost impossible. Some restriction is proper and right, but con i sidering all that is to- he done and I built up in a nev* country, we ttoiwk a five - ptr cent, limit not unreasonable. Tbe bill : further provides that neither county, city or Territory shall subscribe for the stock of any corporation cr loan i is credit in any I way to aid such corporation. It is stated ; further that all these restrictions are to be ! incorporated into the organic acts and into ! all enabling acts for the admission of new ! States.____ , ' ! ! ! ; i j States.____ W-HL&T we have feared about the issue of the English elections has already proved true. The majority against home rale, that impelled Gladstone to dissslve Parlia ment, has already been considerably in creased, and unless there is a revolution in the counties, which we have no-reasoo to expect, tbe hopes of Ireland wilt be again deferred. We fear the consequences that will be likely to follow. The Dublin riot that is reported to-day looks ominous ol a general outbreak of pent up discontent all over Ireland. It will work great iejiury to the cause of home rule, but we fear that considerations of polity- will be ove. looked in the disappointment at the result. If the friends of Ireland will only restrain themselves and keep on the alert, the un-_ natural eeahtiou between the Tories ami Unionists will fall to pieces as soon as they are forced to show their hand an«; loraiu late soxae policy of their own. Oi K "every-day-in-the-year ' contempo rary, tbe Butte Miner, for the tvrsS time since its announcement some months ago, skipped an issue yesterday, pleading rest for once for over taxed staff and workmen. It is well, very well. "This time don't count," nor will other times count. Brother Zeigenfuss, should you seek ofteaer, with other people, the rationalities of rest— should defer to the common, nearly uni versal observance not only of the all too few holidays, but of Sunday as well. We are indebted tc>Judge L. L. Munson, who will be remembered as tbe first resi dent Associate Justice of the Third Dis trict, for a number of catalogues of Yale College, of recent *s e, showing the won derful growth of that institution to the j grand dimensions of a university. The Judge has a sod, who was born in Montana, just entering the collegiate department. has been figured out tbit the country west of the Mississippi river would make 351 States of the area of Massachusetts, and with Massachusetts Yankees to de velop their resources, every one of them would be as rich and populous as that ! State in much less time than it has taken her to reaeh her present stature. In the July North American Review Gull Hamilton has a few "words" with Profi Sumner, of Yale, in which the flippant and sophistical professor appears to great disadvantage. Yale University would do well to turn out its quack professor and install Gail Hamilton in his place. She shows herself vastly superior to Sumner in his own department. He is a poor teacher even of the poor doctrine of free trade. The Treasury officials announce a re- | dnetion of the public debt for June of 1 about nine millions, and yet only four 1 million of interest bearing bonds were called for redemption. The same story is repeated every month not being reduced as fast as reported or the balance in the treasury must he increas ing. _ The upper Ten Mile and Red Moun tain district in years past has been a great resort for our people for red raspberries in their season. With a street railway to the depot and two raihoads up to the berrying ground«, there will soon be as many pickers as berries. ! Kither the debt io ! 1 the debt is I Railroad Neuslets. The Montana Central roadbed is being graded right up into the heart of Helena. The track, as indicated by the surveyor's stakes and the grading parties actually at work swings around the north side of ' , .. ,___ „„ I^st Chance batte an y P the gnlch to a point in rear of Stedman s foundry, where ample depot grounds are said to have been secured. Helena and Red Mountain (Northern Pacific branchkgraders are rapidly taking up assignments along Ten Mile. Several j j ! ! ! strong gangs of men, with full team outfits, are at work in good earnest from points within two miles of town to points above Hot Springs. Stretches of grade are al ready in sight below and above Kessler's in straight and curved lines following the Helena and Rimini completed roadway ol the Montana Central. What very many thought improbable has actually come to pass. Two distinct companies are, it seems, to compete for a traffic yet to be created in the new mining district south west of Helena. Their roads, separated by a few yards only, will parallel one another through valley and canon for a distance of about sixteen miles. "Oh, we are a goin there, and in a hurry, ' remarked a Helena & Ked Mouotain man this morning. We guess he spoke from the book It looks that way. A Spirited Asecnt. Of all the curious accidents and inci dents resulting from the use o-f fireworks an event that partook of tbe nature of both which occurred in Helena yesterday is one of the most unique. Geo. Foote's little boy was sitting on an empty liquor cask in front of Israel s store, when an other small boy, intent on fun, approached and slyly slipped a lighted fire-cracker into tbe buDghole of the barrel. The result was astonishing. A tremendous explosion followed, and boy and barrel ascended sky wards, the former dropping on his face in the gutter and the latter remaining sus pended in tbe awning, where it caught as it came down. The boy received two Mack eyes and a bloody nose, bnt was otherwise uninjnred. It is supposed the heat of the sun evaporated the little liquor left in the cask, which had recently been emptied, and tbe gas thus generated inside took fire and exploded w hen tbe craclter went off. It certainly was a terrifying result from a small cau.se. ' ; - Rviiimm 7 » Fourth. Rimini manifested considerable zeal and: activity in celebrating the national holi day yesterday—their first celebration as a town. The young men, by band, carried nearly five hundred buckets of water to the boiler of an engine, got up the fires and saluted the day by whistling for an hour and a half. Also giant powder bombs were manufactured and tired from both ends of the town. After the noise came a vlcuic about two miles up Ten Mile, where dancing, music and games were the order of the day, until the tables were set, at which all were in vited to sit down aud partake. After dinner Rev. F. D; Kelsey made the ad dress ofthe-daytoa large and attentive audience, Liking for bis- theme, "Dangers of the Present Times-." The evening-'sky of Rimini was illumin ated by fire works. Great credit for the success of the day is due to a young man by the name of Kraus, who was tbe lead ing w orker and manage? of tbe celebra tion. FlUME, where the cholera is just re ported to have appeared, is-on the Austrian coast of the northern Adriatic. It is a city of about 15,(X-* 1 - inhabitants, and is on the liorder of Croatia, though belonging to Hungary. _ The counties- el Arkansas- where the Texas cattle fever is. said- to- be working such fatal etleets-are is. the v*ry heart of the State, lying just east of Little Rock, and the worst results are to lie feared. j mitteiLa proposed amendment to the gen eral deficiency appropriation bill to provide The President has approved the bill re ducing the charge for poetoffice money orders unde? $5. Hutching Out Vetoes---A Senator's Amendment. Washington, July 6.—The President was engaged yesterday and to-day in ex amining private pension WUs. He signed a large number of bills aud will return several others to Congress ibis afternoon with veto messages. Senator Mitchell of Oregon, to-day sub New York, July 6. —Secretary Maa-i mug ami party left New York yesterday morning for Graystoue to visit Samuel J. Tilden It is Mannings intention to stay in aud around New York lor several days and then go to Albany. Deadly Ice Cream. Centerville, 111., July 6.— Seventy per sons were poisoned yesterday by eating picnic ice cream. Four have already died and more are in a precarious condition. | 1 1 for payment to. John Roach & Son of $20, 270 tor wharfage and cure of the monitor ! Roanoke, from March 17th, 1877, to the time of its sale in 1883, including towage and pilotage, and to pay them $38,840 in fuB for cost of changing thereon the "frame of. the Puritan. Muuuiug a: Graystoue. A 9200,000 Fire. Cohoes, N. Y., July 6. —The north store house, containing cotton, wool, and manu factory knit goods, belonging to numerous manufacturers, including Parsons & Co. and Stillman, Brooks & Co., was destroyed by fire late last night. Doss, $200,000. Advance in Scale of Prices. Denver, July 5.—The Denver Typo graphical Union held a meeting yesterday ! and advanced the scale of composition on I ^ ^ to and on afternoon and weekly papers from 40 to 45 cents. This scale equals the highest paid in the United States. The raise was caused by the scarcity of printers in the West. The publishers were this afternoon notified of the action of the Union, and will accede to the demands. Nominations. Washington, July 1.—John G. Shields, of Michigan, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Arizona. THE GRAIN CROP Encourus ig Outlook for Wheat Other Cereals. and j York, July 7.—From over lour thousand crop reports from all parts of the country, the Rural New Yorker concludes that the winter wheat crop is on the w hole ] good, with a probable yield of 295,000,000 bushels against 212,000,000 in 1885, with a crop, ( slight increase in the acreage. The spring wheat has been considerably injured by drought and blight and the yield will proabably be 140,000.000 bushels against 145,000,000 last year. The total wheat crop will probably lie 435,000,000 bushels against 357,000,000 bushels last year. In oats there has been a slight increase i n the acreage. The crop is considerably injured by drough and insect pests, and will proba by yield 600.000,000 bushels against 620, 000,000 in 1885. Of rye and barley there will be excellent crops, on a slightly in creased area. There is a good stand on corn and the outlook is excellent for a line Cleavelnnd as an Editor. Chk ago, July 2.—It is expected that Miss Cleveland will arrive in Chicago within the the next few weeks to enter upon her duties as editor of the Literary Lift. The negotiations which resulted in her undertaking the work were carried on principally by letter. In her reply to the first letter in which the subject was broached Miss Cleveland says, "I quite agree with your idea and conld not fail to hav., much enthusiasm in consecrating my energies towards its realization while, however, my posiihle embarkation in such an enterprise as the literary management ot such a periodical would necessarily in volve the sacitice of other plans and inter ests. With my idea of the position you propose to me I could admit no conflicting or dividing interest to interfere with that work." In a subsequent letter Miss Cleveland says; "Your letter has been carefully considered by me. While I may not be possessed of that energy and enter prise which are characteristic' of the West, yet should I go to reside there, there is no telling what personal contact with your people it may result in. Chicago seems to me to have a high destiny as the western metropolis of art, as it is now the metropo lis of commerce. I have often wondered why Chicago and tbe West did not support a dozen at least high class monthlies. I have heard so much of Chicago, its archi tecture, its boulevard, its parks, etc., that I am most anxious to meet its enterprising people. If I assume tbe editorial manage ment of your magazine I must have the absolute control of the literary department and I must resign all other work, for I do not agree with your idea that I could ! while editing the same still pursue my present plans and studies. I could reserve nothing of my energy in other directions, ! and to build any expectations on that ground would be vain." College Boat Race. New London, Conn., July 1.—The race ! between tbe freshmen crewe of, Harvard; i Columbia and Yale this morning was won by the Harvard, who finished iu 10 min utes and 58 seconds ; tbe Columbia mak- , ing the 2' miles in 11 minutes, 43] seconds. The Yale upeet, leaving her out of the ; oontest. New London, Conn., July 2. —The j weather this morning is perfect for the I Harvard-Yak University boat race. At j a. m. the wind shifted to the southwest. It was very light. Visitors are pouring in j from every direction. New London, July 2.—The eleventh; annnal series of four mile eight-oared, straight away races, inaugurated between the Yale and Harvard's, in 1876, was row ed this morning on the Thames river course. The Yale finished first in twenty minutes and 1 4U seconds, beatiDg tbe Har vard by seven lengths. Tbe Victors. Lake Gm*kg.e, N. Y., July 3.—Bowdoin College defeated the University of Penn sylvania in the utile and a half rowing, match on the lake here this morning by. three lengths. HanJcaoN Plans. Boston, July 3. —Edward Hanlan and. Wallace Ross arrived in this city from St. Johns last evening. Hanlan will not row in the Fourth of July regatta here. He says- he will go to England in August, but will not compete in the international handicap. If possible he will secure a match with Beach if the Australian wins, if not he will challenge the winner of the handicap to race for the championship of the world, to take place either in America or England. Speaking of Tearner and Gaudaur he said he was satisfied that the latter was the letter man. ----- » —--- A Hiuucti. of Rowers. IajkihiN, July 2.—Beach, Ross, Berkius, Teenier, Buhear, Kemp and Matberson have entered, for fin open sculling competi- | tion. —- The Fisheries Trouble. H. 1 KIFAX, July 2.— A telgram from | Shelburn N. S., to-night states that the Dominion cruiser Terror this afternoon formally seized tbe Portland fishing schooner City Point, which was forcibly detained at Shelburne yesterday for an al leged violation of the fisheries treaty. The vessel is to lie taken into the wharf at once ; but the authorities will await instructions from Ottawa before stripping her. Halifax, July 5.— A telegram from »Shelburne says t sat the collector of cus toms, under instructions from Ottawa, has imposed a fine of $400 each on the seized Portlaml schooners C. B. Harrington, City Poîn^^lLirge wTcushing. The fines q ave not yet been paid and the vessels are 8 , t . i11 m Po**ssion of the customs author ities. Civil Service Hoar*». Washington, July 2.— The civil service commission has adopted a resolut Loa changing the present method cf selecting officers of the local examining boards. Under the new rule the boards of examiners at the various postoffices and custom houses throughout the country are re quired to meet on the first Thursday in July each year and elect a chairman and secretary, the officers elected to be subject to the approval of the commissioners. The resolutions, a copy of which have been sent to all the local boards, emphasize the existing rule regarding the names and standing of the persons on the list of eligi ble» to he selected from. Mail Proposals. Washington. July 1.— Second Assistant Postmaster General Knott has issued a re quest for proposalsfor carrying mails on the Pacific coast steamboat routes, as follows : From Portland to Astoria, Ore., 120 miles. From San Francisco to Sacra mento, Cala., 171 miles. From San Fran cisco to Stockton, Cala., 125 miles. The contract? will be made tor three and a half years from January 1, 1887. Bids will be received until September 18,1886; Bills Approved. Washington, July 2.— The President has approved the diplomatic and consular appropriation bills ; the act authorizing the Denison and Washita valley railroad company to construct and operate a rail way through the Indian Territory. Law and Order League. St. Louis, July 1.— Several important meetings of the Law and Order League baye been held recently, both here anil at Sedalia. Prominent officers of the League say that these meetings have been much more general in character than those pre viously held, the intention beiDg to es tablish the organization from one end of the country to the other in support of law and order, which can be largely massed, if necessary, at one point ; for instance, in ease of trouble in St. Louis with which the League here could not cope, the prepara tions now being made are lor the purpose of enabling the local officials to call on Chicago or any other place for reinforce ments, members being bound to answer such call at a moment's notice. The or ganization in this respect is partaking more of the character of National Minute Men, though the members say they hope they will never he called upon to perform that kind of duty. As a means of getting the forces out ou a few moments' notice, the address of members, business and resi dence, are taken. The principal object ot the League is to prevent labor disturb ances and the discontinuance of strikes and boycotts. T: e latter comes in for particu lar condemnation. A committee of the League will lie appointed to investigate all boycotts, and where the employer is found to be unjust to let them atone, hut where the employer has given no cause for such extreme wea-nres, then to go to his assist ance, A Protest from Powderly. New York, July 3.— The General Ex ecutive Board ot the Knights of Labor finished its labors here to day and the memliere left for their homes. Powderly said it is the intention of the Board to ad dress a letter to Superintendent Murray and request him to furnish them infor mation aliout the action of Capt. MeCul logh. "We have learned that Cooper Union Hall has been frequently rented to secret societies without the presence of police men. We wish to know, therefore, whether Capt. McCuliogh received orders from a higher authority to have policemen present. I see by the papers that CapriMcCnllogh classes the Knights of Labor with com munists and anarchists. I have never at any time expressed, nor will there be found in any of my public speeches, letters, or in any work of the order anything that could lie construed as severing of the doc trines of either anarchists or communists. I consider this interference iu our meet ing and the remarks of Capt. McCuliogh a direct insult, first to the workingmen of New York and second to the workingmen of the U nited States. This makes the mat ter of national importance, aud this must be righted at once. Knights of Labor. New York, July 2. —Mr. Powderly will leave for Scranton to-morrow. General Organizer Dennie said to-night that the order of tbe Knights of Labor had ex tended to Enropa and had a strong foot hold in England, Wales, Belgium. Ger many and Italy. English Divorce Nuit. London, July 2.— In the divorce case of Lady Campbell against her husband, Lord Collin Campbell, fifth son of the Duke of Argyle, the defendant to-day applied to the divorce court for permission to have stricken from the plaintiffs petition the paragraph charging him with "adultery with persons unknown." The court reserved its decision on prayer for a fortnight and in the meantime will read the whole cor respondence and all the affidavits sub mitted by Lord Campbell in his cross suit to substantiate bis charges that Lady Campbell had been guilty of adultery with the Duke of Marlborough, Chief Fire Commissioner Shaw, and others. Elect»»» »I Director». Portland, Ore., July 2.— The Oregon Iron and Steel Co., in which the Oregon & Transcontinena! Co. own a large interest, elected the following directors : Elijah Smith, of New York ; W. S. Ladd, G. J. Smith, E. A. Seeley and S. G. Reed, of Portland. The elected officers are as follows President—Elijah Smith. Vice President—W. S. Ladd. Secretary— W. M. Ladd. Inaugurated President. New Kaaibn, July J.—Timothy Dwight was to-day inaugurated Iffesident of Yale College to succeed Dr. Porter. The exer cises were held in Center church, to which a procession escorted the President and Pres ident-elect. The exercises included ad dresses by the retiring aud incoming Presi dents, and » Latin address by Prof. Tracy Peck. Excited Exchange- — Suspension of Hurosey. Chicago* July 7.— During the first hour on 'change there were some wild scenes in wheat. August opened at 82#. An avalancb of offerings were brought out, which workeu. the values down a little, but the shorts came out in force and with almost no stops. August advanced to 83Î. The market was greatly excited. The rapid advance caused tbe suspension of John W. Rumsey, an old member of the board. The amount involved cannot be yet learned. There has been within a week a straight advance in wheat of eight cents per bushel. ------- » ^-- Acts Approved. Washington, July 7. —The President has approved the act to forfeit the lands granted to the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Company, to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the States of Missouri and Arkansas to the Pacific coast, and to restore the same to settlement. The Maxwell Case. St. Louis, July 7.- Judge VanWagouer, of the Criminal Court, *o-day overruled the motion made recently by Maxwell's attor neys for a new trial As soon as tbe prisoner shall have been sentenced an ap pealjwill be taken to the Supreme Court. If this shall prove unsuccessful the case will be taken to the United States Court. Wisconsin Fire. Spencer, Wis., July 7.— The entire hamlet of Romeo burned at 1 o'clock this afternoon, including a saw mill, planing mill, 5,000,000 feet of lumber, a store, boarding house, and the dwelling of Wm. Van Hoosear. Loss $150,000; insurance $50,000. The woods are on fire and fur ther particulars cannot be obtained. Murder and Suicide. New York, July 7.—John Warren, a middle aged Canadian, who with bis son has been living in a fiat on Ninth street for a few months, this morning shot his son dead and then killed himself. No cause tor the crime is known. Vetoes. Washington, July 7.—The Speaker laid before the House to-day the twentv one veto messages transmitted by the President yesterday. A Broker Broke. New York, July 7.—The failure of V. H. Beeds, cotton broker, was announced this morning.