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Letter of Denial f rom Blaine.
Augusta, Me., November 1<3. — The fol lowing letter will be published here to morrow : AUGUSTA, Me. — To the Editor of the Ken nebec Journal :—I thank you for calling my attention to a circular issued by the so-called independent committee during the recent canvass in Massachusetts, touch ing my position on the question of civil service reform. My absence from home for several weeks has prevented my seeing it sooner. The circular embodies a singular perversion cl what I said and a still more singular perversion of what I quoted in a speech on the 19th of October at Hunting ton. Pa. How the error of misrepresenta tion originated it is not for me to say. My speeches in Pennsylvania were accurately reported for the Philadelphia Press by skilled stenographers and I personally saw no report in any other paper. I send you herewith my speech of October 19tb, as it appeared in the Pres < and respectfully ask you to republish it in your columns, side by side with the circular issued by the Massachusetts independent committee. I thank you further for submitting to me the public letter of October 26th from Mr. Martin Brimmer, of Boston, in which I am accused of repudiating reform of civil service with a sneer." Perhaps Mr. Brim mer inconsiderately based his remarks upon the circular of the independent com mittee and has thus been led into publish ing the statement, which does me great in justice. If my supposition be correct Mr. Brimmer will, as a gentieman. withdraw his language. It is scarcely necessary to say that I have never repudiated reform in civil service nor abated my interest therein. Nor have I ever regarded the sneer as a forcible mode of argument. W ere I tempted to resort to it I should direct it not against reform of civil service but against the hypocrisy of those who wish the conditions at service to be forced against their political opponents but not against their political friends. The point which 1 sought to establish in my speech at Huntington wa- entirely confused and obscured in the independent circular. In effect I said that the English civil service which was held as a model for our own government by those who left the Repub lican party two years ago is now under investigation and apparent condemnation by the English themselves. That the British ministry have instituted a minis try to examine into the alleged business, and Mr. Geo. W. Smalley, apparently agree ing hitherto with the American admirers of the English service, now declares the belief of England to be that the civil ser vice is worse in all the departments of the* government than it was forty years ago. Mr. Smalley gives a somewhat detailed re cital of the defects and abuses alleged to exist in the English service ; defects and abuses which were never attributed to our own civil service even by its most merciless censors. My argument implied and was intended to imply that the Republican party had been wise in not adopting the English system, with its life tenure and its large pension list and all the attendant evils which have at last demanded investi gation by a ministerial commission. Nor would justice and fair courtesy have been done to my speech even if my re marks on civil service, tern from their logical connection, had been correctly quoted by the independent committee, those remarks were but part of an argument in which I have endeavor ed to illustrate, how truly American in its best sense were the whole political history of the Republican party, and bow, under the leadership of the so-called inde pendents, the Democratic party, both in its revenue system and its civil service rules, was to be conformed to British policies just at the time when the British them selves are finding fatal weakness in those policies. In short, though I did not say so in words, Imeant to convey my be lief that the very worst leaders and guides for a continental republic are those who persist in seeing perfection in human gov ernment in an insular monarchy whose conditions are in all respects radically different from those of our own land. The Massachusetts Independents should learn that American inspiration ends where imi tation of England begins. (Signed. JAMES G. BLAINE. National Cattle Growers Association. Chicago, November 16. —Two or three hundred substantial looking men assembled in the call board room of the Board ot Trade to-dav. They were delegates to the Nation al Cattle Growers Association. The gather ing was a formal opening of the conven tion association preliminary to organizing a consolidation of the St. Louis National Association and the Chicago National As sociation under one head, the "National Cattle (.rowers Association." On roll call the delegates represented thirty States and Territories. Canada and Mexico responed, j while the delegates from nearly all of tbe missing States dropped in la*er. The committee on perma. • at organiza tion reported the following gentlemen as officers for the ensuing year : D. W. Smith, Illinois. President: R. Mitchell of Indiana, R. Loring of Massachusetts, A. W. Bow man of Virginia, J. M. Cary of Washing ton Territory and M. Jennings of Texas, vice-presidents, and A. Sanders and R. B. Harrison secretaries. The Chicago Strike. Chicago, November 16. —The contract which the packers are requiring ex-strikers to sign is leading already to complication and possibly to another general strike. Many of the men yet unemployed say they will never sign such a contract, and at a meeting of the Cattle Bntcbera As sembly to-night resolutions were adopted denouncing the action of the packers and pledging the members of the assembly not to sign the obnoxious contract. The vote was unanimous. Delegate Barry was present, and after tbe meeting he said : "The packers think they nave the men by the throats and propose to tighten their grip.'' He claimed that the men would act as a unit regarding con tracts exacting money from them, and if a new strike occurred it wonld mean dis obedience to Powderly 's order. "That contract," said Barry, "is an in famous piece of business. The men are virtually asked to contribute £2,5000,000 to the packers to be nsed in their business. The men could start a first class co-opera tive packing house with that sum. If the packers do not recede from their pres ent position, I am inclined to believe that District No. 57 will order a new strike, as it has a perfect right to do. In case of such a strike the district would not get any support from the general order, but wonld receive aid from local assembles all over the country." Appointments. Washington, November 12. —The Pres ident made the following appointments : Chas. W. Irish, of Iowa City, Iowa, to be surveyor General of Nevada. A. W. Eibeshutz, of California, to be Receiver of Public moneys at Independ ence, Cal., vice Michael J. Cay, resigned. John W. H. Laird, of California, to be Register ot the Land Office at Independ ence, Cal., vice David Walker, resigned. Timothy A. Byrnes, of Atlantic City, N. J., to be Agent for the Indians of Utah, at the Ouray Consolidated agency, Utah. Samnel J. Walton, of Kentnckey, to be U. S. Consul at Asuncion. ate finish down the stretch resulted in j £ iss Ford the favorite , winni og by a head, j Cotton second and Safe Ban third. Time, 1:151. Pacific Coast Races. Sax Francisco, November 16.— The second day of the Blooded Horse Associa tion meeting brought out a large attend ance. The track and weather is tine. Bet ting was very heavy on all events. The first race, one mile, for all ages, brought out six starters, Estrella being a big favorite. To a straggling start they were sent off, Estrella and Echo in the lead. These two maintained the lead until the head of the stretch was reached, where they were all nearly even. After an ex citing finish Adeline won by a length Estrella second and Argo third. Time, 1:42}. Second race, Equity stakes, 2-year-olds, three-quarters of a mile. They all got a good start except Adeline Cotton, was three lengths behind. At the last quarter they were nearly on even terms. A des ! > 1 j ; [ ; The third race, Park stakes, all ages, one mile and a quarter, was the event of the day. which resulted in the defeat of the great Volante. After a tedious delay at the post they got off to a fair start. Mc Carthy's Last led past the stand. Todd was second, who went to the front at the turn. He kept the lead till the eigthth pole was reach, when he fell back, beaten. Lizzie Dunbar, who had been waiting, came through and won the race by two lengths in the fast time of 2:08^, Volante second and McCarthy's Last third. The odds against Dunbar were fifty to one. Fourth race, one mile and one-eigthth. Valido led all the way till the stretch was reached, when Monte Christo went to the front and won the race by a length, jueen, the favorite, second, and Cleveland third. Time, 1:58. Extra race, three-quarters of a mile, for all ages. Jon Jon and Fred Collier got the best of the start and led the most of the distance. In coming down the stretch Jon Jon was several lengths in the van, when Dynamite, coming with a fearful burst of speed, succeeded in winning by a nose, Jon Jon second and Collier third. The rest were beaten oil'. Time, 1:14}. Lighting the Statute of Liberty. Washington, November 15.—The ques tion of lighting the Bartholdi statute of liberty was officially brought to the atten tion of the President to-day for the first time by the Secretary of the Treasury. The President and Secretary examined the laws l)earing on the case, and as the result the President directed the matter to be placed in the hands of the Lighthouse Board with a view of determining the utility of the statute as a beacon. Mr. Got!', president of the American sys tem of electric lighting, subsequently waited on the secretary of the Ligbtnouse Board and made a proposition to light the statue free of expense to the government. He was told to put his offer in writing and it would be considered. The members of the Board in speaking of the subject this afternoon said that the main question to be determined was whether the electric light was an aid or a detriment to navigation. There were many persons who held the latter view, and it is a fact he said, that the electric light at Hell Gate was to be discontinued alter the 15th proximo because it was regarded as dangerous to navigation. Important Treasury Decision. Washington, November 16.—The First Comptroller of the Treasury rendered a decision to-day, which will he of interest to holders of government bonds. There had just been presented for redemption a £50 five per cent bond, issued under the act of Congress of March 3d, 1864, which | provides that bonds of that issae shall be payable forty years from date with an ! option to the government of redemption at any time after the expiration of two years. The bond in question was embraced in a call made in 1879, and has just been pre sented with all coupons detached. The i Comptroller decides that as the nominal value of the unmatured detached coupon is greater than the face value of the bond 1 itself the bond cannot be redeemed until such coupons shall have been presented. W ar Department Order. Washington, November 16.—A general order has been issued from the War De partment, to go into effect January 1 next, providing that when an officer is granted a leave ol absence it shall be charged to the year or years in which it first accrued in the order of priority of the date, and any j balance ol accrued lea\e remaining shall stand to his credit for a tnture leave. No credit for leave, however, shall stand for more than four years. This order, it is stated, is intended to give army officers the fall benefit of the comulative leave privilege in which they have been restrict ed for ten years past. Appropriation Estimates. Washington, November 16.—The esti mates already submitted to the appropri ation committee bv the Treasury Depart ment include for 'public works, river and harbors, for public printing, lor the bureau of engraving and printing, for the revenue marine service, for the signal service, for the life saving service, for coast surveys and for public land service. These esti mates are all in the form ol printed proof slips. The regular book on estimates is to be ready for distribution about the 1st of December. It is understood that the naval estimates are £10,000,000 less in amount than the estimates for last year. i London Labor Troubles. London, November 15.—The Council of j Social Democratic Federation will send a j letter to the Marquis of Salisbury demand ing of him that he, as Prime Minister, re ceive a deputation of unemployed working men on next Sunday afternoon, and bear from them a statement of reasons for gov - ernment assistance. The letter will give as reasons for naming Sunday for receiving the depotation, that it is the only day con venient for the persons who will compose the deputation to wait formally npon the Private Minister, because they are com pelled to spend all their time on other days of the week seeking work. The doc ument will caution the Premier from at tempting to evade the deputation, and ask him to refrain from lollowing this week I his custom of going into the country on j Saturday._____ I Suicide. Sax Francisco, November 14.—A Los ; Angeles special says :—Edward Mugford, telegraph operator iately in the employ ot the Western Union,committed suicide yes terday by shooting himself in the head with a pistol while laboring under tem porary insanity, orado. He came here from Col Arrival ol a Whaling Fleet. San Francisco, November 16.—All of tbe whaling fleet except the steamer Orca have returned to this port. The steamer Orca is reported to have twenty-two whales aboard, the product of the total oatch, in cluding 21,071 barrels of oil and 331,000 pounds of bone. Snow Storm. Cheyenne, November 16.—A snow storm has been prevailing throughout Wyoming and Southern Dakota for the last forty-eight hours. It was the first storm of any magnitude this season. The snow is light and dry, and the high wind to-day has blown it off the prairie, bluffs and foothills into low places, leaving a large proportion of the grazing fields bare. Stock will therefore not suffer for the want of food. The temperature has not been down to zero during the storm. Fatal Snow Slide. Denver, November 16. —Late this even ing a stage containing nine passengers that left Leadville this morning for Aspen was caught in a snow slide on top of a moun tain fifteen miles east of Aspemaud the en tire outfit carried over a precipice 200 feet high. A relief party from the home stage station succeeded in digging the passengers and driver out of the avalanche. Four were unhurt, but Robert Dwyer, Chris. Conn, Duncan C. Robertson, F. A. Bard well and Lillie McPherson are expected to die. As the telegraph wires to Aspen are down on account of the severe storm last night, farther particulars cannot be had. Minnesota Snow Storm. St. Paul, November 17.—Snow began falling early yesterday morning and con tinued the day through, though the fall was light. After midnight last night, how ever, a genuine blizzard set in and this morning ]>eople found the streets and side walks badly blockaded so that travel was next to impossible. Reports indicate that the blizzard began in the western part of this State and swept east and south through Wisconsin and Iowa. Railroad travel is greatly impeded and the street cars find it almost impossible to run. Tbe wind is blowing hard and drifting the snow. No such storm has occurred so early in the season for years. Stormv Weather. Chicago, November 17.—Ever since 7 o'clock last night a steady, drizzling rain has been falling. Reports received at the signal service office here show that from every station east of the Mississippi river rain is reported, while from all stations west colder weather and snow is chroni cled. Throughout Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota some snow storms are prevail ing. Much colder temperature and snow is predicted by the signal service officer for Chicago and vicinity within the next 24 hours. Telegraphic communication is severely delayed in all directions. Lake Disasters. Milwaukee, November 17. —Later ad vices from Kewanee state that the barge Emerald founded at noon; five lives lost. Mate Brevew was saved but is still uncon scious. It is expected that the third barge w hich is riding in the breakers will go to pieces. The Northern Pacific Assessment. [New Northwest.] Some time since the Northern Pacific Railroad Company made a return of its assessable property in Deer Lodge county, the several sufc-divisions of assessable lands and town lots in Drummond being set forth with the valuation placed by the company on each, and the whole in fine clerical form. It will be seen, however, by the Commissioners' proceedings that As sessor Eodge and the County Commission ers are not satisfied with the valuation, and have raised it in some instances 100 per cent. The list handed in aggregated about £112,000, and it is now raised to £246, 038.14. They gave in large quantities of land at 25 cents, 50 cents, 75 cents and £1 per acre, while adjoining lands were given in at £2.50 to £10, and in known instances have since 3old lands at several times tbe assessment valuation, or are asking it. Where their asking and selling prices are known, they run from four to ten times the listed price. Lands adjacent to Philipsburg and Drummond were listed at 50 cents an acre. Under these circumstances their asssessment has been raised as stated in the proceedings. The company will have opportunity to ap pear by attorney in the matter before the Board, if they desire. Even at the present rating their lands are not assessed higher than others of like value, and it is only fair the company should pay equal with others on what little of its land is tax able. * There must be a mistake in the dis patches that say the Prince of Mingrelia has been selected for Bulgaria. Mingrelia is part of Georgia, the ancient Colchis, at the east end of the Black Sea. It is a Russian province and has no princes that we are aware of. We think it more likely that the prince of Montenegro is meant. The Helena public keenly relish the ironical allusion of the St. Paul Globe ap plied to the Independent inebriate in con nection with the subject of our projected water works. The Globe touches off the drunken and degraded Dickerson by in Tersion. as it were. The people know the present and re member the past. Can any one view with complaisancy tbe continuancfe in the futare of Helena's water experience ? Not a sin gle consumer of the thousands of the Capital City.__ The project of a filibustering expedition into Northern Mexico, with the object of establishing a socialistic independent State, is too evidently a canard to deserve seri ous mention. Fully sensible of their desperate con dition, the citizens of Helena are rallying, united and determined to free themselves from the water monopoly that has so long enslaved them. Dakota has a larger population than eight of the sovereign States, and will have a population of a million by the time the next censas is taken. There are only eighty-fonr miles of road to complete the connection between Oregon and California. This will probably ^ finished nex t season. ...........—----- - The Herald is well satisfied that the past and present water masters will ex haust every means in their power to com pasa t he defeat of competition, — The citizens of Helena are rallying united and determined to free themselves from the water monopoly that has so long and relentlessly enslaved them. The Independent has changed from the water to the sewerage subject without fair notice to its readers. Thanksgiving on Look np your turkey. next Thursday. Live Stock. Chicago, November 10.— Cattle Re ceipts 7000 : steady, closing lower. Ship ping steers 3.250 5.40 ; stockers and feeders 2(0 3.25 ; cows, bulls and mixed, 1.25(5.2 75: bullocks 1.90(5,2.40. Through Texas cat tle weak, 2.05(590; western rangers 10c lower. Natives and half-breeds 3070 ; wintered Texans 2.8003 05. Northern rangers: Montanas, 1140 to 1350 pounds, 3 12103.70 : Wyoming-Texans, 950 pounds, 3.O0.': Sheep—Receipts 4000 ; slow and steady. 'Natives 203.80; western 3040; Texans ; 2080 ; lambs 304.35. Chicago, November 11.—Cattle—Re : ceipts 9,000 head ; extras strong, common i lower; shipping steers 3.300 5 54 ; stockers ! and feeders 2©3 30 ; Texas cattle slow but steady; steers 2.500 3.10 ; western rangers slow: natives and half breeds 303.70; wintered Texans 2.900 3.25 ; northern rangers—Montana cattle, 1220 to 1290 lbs, 3.250 3 60 ; Wyoming Texans, 945 lbs, 3.05. Sheep—Receipts 3.000 head ; slow but steady; natives 203.85; western 2.900 3.60 ; Texans 20,3 ; lambs 304 40. Chicago, November 12.—Cattle—Be ceipts 7000 ; dull and 10 to 20c lower, Shipping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds, 3.30( 5 ; stockers and feeders 203.40. Through Texas cattle 10 to 15c lower, 203. West ern rangers 15 to 25 lower. Natives and half-breeds 2 9003.60; wintered Texans 2.5503. Sheep—Receipts 3000 ; steady : natives 204 : western 304 ; Texans 2090; latnbs 304.10. Chicago, November 15.—Cattle—Re ceipts, 6000: uneven, generally steady : shipping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds, 3.300 5.10 ; stockers and feeders, 203.30 : through Texas steers steady, 2.300315; Western rangers dull, natives and half-breeds, 2.70 03.50; cows, 202.40; wintered Texans, 28.003.20. Sheep—Receipts, 3,000 ; steady ; natives, 2.3503.90; Western, 2 9003.50; Texans, 1.7503; lambs, 304.25. A London cablegram to the Drottrs Journal quotes cattle dull, but prices a shade better; best American, 11] cents per pound. I Chicago, November 16.—Cattle—Re ceipts, 7000; weak and 10 lower : shipping stetrs, 950 to 1500 pounds, 3.3005; stock ers and feeders, 2.0503.40 ; through Texas steers, 2.4003.40; Western rangers weak; natives and half-breeds, 2.7003.75 ; win tered Texans, 2.7503.25; Montanas, 1200 to 1350 pounds, 3.50. Sheep—Receipts, 6000; steady; natives, 2.94; Western, 303.60; Texans, 203; lambs, 304.05. Wool Market. New York, November 12—Wool—Firm; demand moderate ; domestic fleece 30038 ; pulled 14035 ; Texas 9015. 'New York, November 16.—Wool quiet aDd firmly held. Domestic fleeces 300 38 ; pulled 34035. Dry Goods. New York, November 16.—The dry goods market was very quiet to-day, as is usual to Tuesday, and any business of im portance was reached through forwardings on previous engagements. Clearing House Keport. Boston, November 14.—The table com piled from the dispatches to the Post from the managers of the leading clearing houses shows the total gross exchange for the week ending November 13, 1886, to be £1,033,673,188, a decrease of 4.4 per cent. Dank Statement. New York, November 13.—The weekly bank statement shows a reserve increase of £2,258,450. The banks now hold £7,891, 350 in excess of the 25 per cent. rule. Government Revenues. Washington, November 12.—Govern ment revenues so far this month aggregate $12,365,573. Expenditures during the same period, including £530,000 pension payments, were £7'056,063, being £5,309, .507 less than the receipts. The Silver Mints. Washington, November 15.—The issue of standard silver dollars from the mints during the week ending November 13, was £853,144. The same week last year it was £628,117. The shipments of fractional sil- ; ver since November 1st amounts to £106,- | 544. Iron Industry. Pittsburg, November 12.—The month- ; ly report of the conditiou of the blast far- j naces of the United States, published by the American Manufacturer to-day, shows 312 furnaces, with a weekly capacity of 122,641 tons, in blast on November 1st, and 272 furnaces, with a weekly capacity of 63,499 tons, out of biast. At the same time last year 233 furnaces, having a capacity of 76,723 tons per week, were in blast. The report shows an increase in the production of charcoal iron over last year year of 25 per cent., of anthracite 33 per cent., and of bituminous 80 per cent. Chicago Failure Chicago, November 15.—Julius Per linski, dealer in clothing and gents' fur nishing goods, made an assignment this afternoon to Henry J. Metz. Liabilities, £42,000 : assets, £22,000. He owes Chicago houses £25,000, the remainder being dis tributed between New Y'ork, Rochester, Albany, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Boston and San Francisco houses. The dry goods and cloak houses of L. B. Weil was taken possession of by the sheriff this afternoon upon confessed judgment in the district court in favor of the Colorado National Bank for £10,000. The stock is estimated to be worth £45,000. Business Failure. Cleveland, November 16. — Cohen, Sampliner & Co., one of the largest men s furnishing goods manufacturers in the city and who have been doing business here lor the past 25 years, made an assignment to day for the benefit of their creditors. Assets £175,000; liabilities £200,000. Inability to collect debts due the firm and the im portunity of their creditors is stated as the canse of the failure. Death of an Eminent Man. Princeton, November 13.—Rev. Archi bald Alex. Hodge, D.D. L.L.D., professor of didactic and polemic theology at Princeton College, died yesterday. He was the eldest son of the eminent theologian and pro fessor, Dr. Charles Hodges, who so long filled the chair of theology in Princeton Seminary. He was born in Princeton. Noted Marriage. San Francisco, November 11.— Lient. E. M. Stoney, the Alaska explorer, was quietly married* last night to Midi Kate Babcock, daughter of W. F. Babcock, a well known capitalist of this city, recently deceased. Tobacco Syndicate. Madrid, November 15.—It is reported that Senor Puigeerver, Minister of Finan ces, will introduce in the Cortes a project to place the State tobacco monopoly in the hands of a syndicate of native and foreign bankers who will pay the treasury a fixed rental exceeding the present income which the government derives from that source. MI ST WALK UK DIE. •j he Strange Affliction of an Farmer. Indiana [Marion, iiid.. Dispatch in Chicago Times.] One of the strangest penalties that ec centric fate has ever indicted on a member of the human family is showu in the case of John Snyder, who resides at Mile Grove, a small station thirty miles east of here on the Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg road. His peculiar destiny apj.ears to be that he shall not stop walking until he walks into the grave. Accompanied by his sou he came iuio Marion to-day, on his way to visit the fair in the adjacent town of War ren. Except for consideration for his son he would have saved railroad fare and walked to Marion. Even while on the cars he was unable to control the spirit of un rest that possesses him, and kept up his perpetual promenading from front to rear and rear to front. In leaving the coach, while his locomotion was impeded by the other passengers, his feet and legs relused to pause in their pedestrian motions up and dewn. He had six hours to wait here between trains. In that time he walked several miles into the country and back. [Philadelphia Times.] The late decidedly masculine tendency in fashionable female headgear has brought out a new type of girls of the period, and coined a new term to describe her. Tbe girls who promenade up and down Chest nut street these fair autumn days, arrayed in men's stiff'hats, aie now called "Derby girls," or "Derby darlings. " This is occa sionally breviated into "d. d., or "she sa regular "d. d." A lew years ago, at the outbreak ot tbe Anglo-maniac fever in dress, a slight mod ification of the Derby hat was adopted along with the masculine ulster, but they were not generally gone, and were so ridi culed that they soon disappeared from the fashionable thoroughfares. The present Derby fever among the girls is the most pronounced and general ever known. The first girls to adopt the hat this season were the girls employed in stores and factories, but this fashion has been extended rapidly until it has reached the girls with nothing to do, whose principal occupation in life is to walk up and down Chestnut street on afternoons and gotoSatnrday matinees. In some of the large establishments where many girls are employed, the hat racks where they leave their outer clothing look like the ante-room at a masculine recep tion, and a rapid glance over the parquette of any of the theaters on a Saturday after noon gives the impression that a political convention is in session. Many of the Derby hats, as worn by the Derby girls, have an occasional feather in front, bat, as a rule, they are perfectly plain, with simply a band around them, and there is absolutely no difference be tween them and the Derby hats worn by men. They are most becoming to large heads or a broad face, and they accord well with the prevailing style of wearing the hair well upon the head. They are cheaper and more durable than hats involving more of the milliners art, and are easier to put on, being held simply by an elastic hand, fitting under tbe hair bask of the head. The Mystery Voice. [Merchant Traveler.] Alone be wandered restless, up and down. Twa8 evening, and the silent moon beneath a golden mantle bid the lake, which heaved with restless motion as it slept. The sighing winds that softly tell the forests of their woes, sang forth in pitiful tones a lullaby which, mingled with the splashing of the waves, made melan choly music. His face was sad and thoughtful and his eye strayed restlessly around as if to see something be feared. A voice breaks on his ear ! He starts, then tnrns in flight, then turns again, and with the resolution of despair, he seeks the place whence came that sound. His weary footsteps panse not in their coarse nntil at length his form has disappeared. P. S.—This is what the voice said : "John ! J-o-h-n ! ! Air yon going to bring np that bncket of coal, or air you going to loaf aronnd oat of sight until yon think I've done it myself? If you want supper you come and bring np that coal. Wholesome Law. t Montpelier, Vt., November 17.—Both Houses of the Legislature have passed a bill providing that all hotels and restaur ants nsi jg oleomargarine shall put up large signs notifying the public of the fact. up one street and dowu auother, around block after block, never halting, never pausing. He boarded a Toledo, St. Louis and Kansas City train for Warren, and as the engine pulled out he was keeping his measured tie: i .rom platform to platiorm. Synder's strange affliction dates back to a little over two years ago. At that time he became the victim of some sort ol nervous complaint, from which he found relict ia a measure by walking until completely ex hausted. llis strange malady became more and more aggravated, and he would get up in the middle of the night and walk five, ten and fifteen miles before sufficiently ex hausted to sleep. Then he would walk twenty-four hours ou a stretch. It is as serted on unquestioned authority that the entire time in the last year that he has been off his feet was not over three or four hours. Eating and sleeping, in day light and darkness, he keeps up his tireless and perpetual trarap, tramp, tramp. Around his house is a beaten path nearly a foot deep, worn by months of incessant walking. He goes at a atedy gait of a lit tle over three miles an hour. 74 miles every twenty-four hours, 518 miles each week, 2,220 miles a month and 27,000 mile* a year. In tbe last two years he has walked tar enough to twice encircle the glolie. Two years ago he was believed to be in sane and was sent to the asylum at India napolis. After a short confinement it was shown that he was not a subject for men tal treatment and was released. A distin guished authority on nervous diseases gave it as his opinion at the time that it Sny der was to be bound hand and foot he would become a raving maniac and die in a few hours. He has walked ever since and cannot stop. If he halts for a few sec onds his legs become cramped and ex hibit convulsive tendencies, aDd there is no rest or relief hut to continue his Iramp. A strange feature is related in connection with liis pedestrian tendencies : A few moDths ago b< was put to sleep in a recumbent jiosition by tbe use of opiates' On waking he was so sur charged with the demon of disquiet that he spratig up and ran for live hours at a rate of about twelve miles an hour, when he again lapsed into his accustomed gait, which be has since maintained without in terruption. He appears to be thoroughly and permanently wound up. and until he runs down will remain the best example ot perpetual motion that has yet been dis covered. Snyder is about 69 years old and has a large family. Iu other respects his health is good, aud aside irom a haggard and haunted expression there is nothing un usual in his appearance. His step lacks spring and sprightliness, and gives the im pression of sore feet and an almost intol erable weariness. All beliel that his mild rage is an assumed one has long since been dissipated. 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G, Fisher's Cincinnati Vronsbl Iron Ranges for Hotels ani Family Use. --o-- Iron, Steel, Horse and Mule Shoe-, Nail3, Mill Supplies, Hoes, Belt ing, Force and Lift Pumps, Cutlery, House Furnishing Goods, Centennial Refrigerators, lee Chests, Ice Cream Freezers, Water Coolers Etc., Etc. Visitor* to Um- <*lty are respectfully invite«! to « nil an*l Examine our CoihU anti prices betöre purchasing. ALL ORDRES RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION AND SHIPMENT. CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN, 32 and 34'Waln Street, ----- Helena, M. T. SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, HOUSE FU RNISHIN G GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in .Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. _ SANDS BROS. _ A. P. iTBTIV. Dealer in a General Line of F U R N I T U R E CARRIE? THE Ijargest Stock i icl Montana ! Carpets, Wall Paper.and a tu II Hneuf House Furnishing*. Bn,H tor Cash,noil sell* at prices that Defy C ompetition. Jackson street, one door north of Broadway, Helena: ■ELL, VAN WART k CO, (Successors to Van Wait A Co.) OPENED TO-DAY. An elegant line of Ladies Cloaks and Wraps The largest line of Ladies and Chil drens Merino Underwear ever in Helena. Ladies and Childrens Fine W 7 ool J Hosiery, Dress Goods, Flannels, Tricots, Etc. PRICES THE LOWEST IN THE CITY. BRUNELL, VAN WART & CO. 3^ Helena Mont,, Sept. 17,1886. Ohie Official Vote. Columbus, November 10.—The official vote of the State election, received at the office of the Secretary of State, gives Rob inson, rep., 340,895 ; McBride, dem., 329, 314 ; Smith, pro., 28.657 ; BoDsail, green back, 1,902. Robinson's plurality, 11,551. In 1884 Robinson's plurality for Secretary of State was 11,242. The rest of the Re publican State ticket has a plurality rang ing from 5,000 to 6,000 greater than the head of the ticket. The combined majori ty in the Congressional districts will ex ceed the head of the ticket by abont 10, 000. The total vote in the State will be a little over 700,000. New iiamshirc Official Vote. Concord, November 11.—The complete returns from 234 cities and towns give Sawyer, rep., for Governor, 37,795 ; Coggs well, dem., 37,295; Wentworth, pro., and scattering, 2,210. The Republicans carried 13 and the Democrats 11 Senatorial dis tricts, and there is no choice in two dis tricts. In all but four classified towns 303 Representatives are elected. Colorado's Official Count. Denver, November 11.—The official re turns received from 27 counties in the State, together with reliable estimates from the remaining thirteen, puts Syme's (Rep.) majority for Congress at 700. The lower house will be 27 Republicans and 24 Dem ocrats. The senate nineteen Republicans and eight Democrats, a Democratic gain of ten in the honse and five in the senate. Paddv Ryan Knocked Out ol Time by Snllivan. San Francisco, November 14. —Inquiry was made to-Dight at the Palace Hotel ol the condition of Paddy Ryan, who was knocked out last night by Sullivan. Ryan was out, but it was learned that he had almost completely recovered from the effects of the blow. He went outdriving during the day. Voluminous Document. Chicago, November 10.—The certificate of evidence as contained in the bill of ex ception and record of court in the anarc hists cases was completed to-day and will be signed by Judge Barry to-morrow. It is expected that twenty-four hours later tbe matter will be laid before the Supreme Court. The document covers 16,000 pages of type-writing preparation which cost £3,000. The record of the State Is eveu more voluminous and cost a like amount. Soldiers' Bounty. Washington, November 15 .—Second Comptroller Maynard has decided that soldiers who, after having served two years or more in the army, deserted some mont s after the war, but who subsequently re ceived an honorable discharge, is entitled to a bounty of £50 under section 13 ol t e act of July 8,1886. 1) /i.'tav Vnvom Vvp r Suicide.