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Election results are sometimes rated by the fate of the head of the ticket. If the election yesterday were thus to be judged it was a Democratic victory. But when we pa-s to the next officer on the list we lind very little trace of the Dem ocratic majority. Dick Barden, Repub lican, carries every ward in the city and beats a very strong man by the largest majority scored by any one. The race for Police Magistrate was much closer than many expected. .Judge English had made an excellent record and gave general satisfaction. His elec tion was regarded by very many as a foregone conclusion and it was almost considered a waste of ammunition to contest the place. Kuntz, however, made a gallant fight on a forlorn hope and carried three out of the seven wards. When we come to the Aldermen, there is a better test of party strength, though the lines of political eleaveage was far from being strictly observed. The ex ceptionally strong Republican list of candidates entitled them to a clean sweep. And yet such superior men as Pärchen in the Second ward and Norris in the first are among the defeated. Counting the majorities for Aldermen in the several wards, we find a hand some majority in the city of nearly a hundred. Summing up the general result the Republicans elected six and the Demo crats four of their candidates. So that relatively and in the number of officers secured the victory was with the Repub licans. Our City Council is as strongly Republican as it ever was, and what is more to the purpose it is as strong in the character of the men and insures us as good and progressive an administra tion of our city affairs as we could pos sibly desire._ ()rn city election, with its short ripple of disturbing excitement, is over and the people of Helena are now free to devote themselves with all their energies to gather the harvest lor which they have been anxiously looking and waiting for years. Relatively speaking, Helena has no occasion to be envious of the good fortune of any other city in the country. We are safely and on the high road of prosperity. Ours is the Queen City of the Rocky Mountains, and it is for us to see that she is crowned with wealth and solid,enduring prosperity. And while we are piling up our fortunes let us not forget to add those advantages without which even wealth brings little satisfaction. Let our public schools be the liest, with ample accommo dations for all who come to live with us. To make Helena a good residence city we need and hope to have before the season ends an abundant supply of good water. We need also full as much an abundant supply of cheaper fuel. For this we must depend upon coal and railroad competition in rates. The work of sewering our city cannot longer be delayed with proper re gard to our sanitary condition. Sparks has graciously allowed to the Iuterior department that patents may issue to the Northern 1'aciOc for lands earned between Duluth and the Missouri river. But he draws the line there, be cause as to the residue measures of for feiture were pending before Congress at its adjournment. We supposed that the 49th Congress had ceased existence aud had not simply adjourned. We have no knowledge of any pending measures of forfeiture, or any public lands committee of Congress. The Northern Pacific title is considered pretty good in Montana and the company pays taxes on all that Sparks permits to be surveyed. Me. Woolston was last week negotiat ing with the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, represented by General Traffic Manager Hannaford, for the transporta tion of fifty car loads of water mains and other material intended for the new Helena water plant. Mr. Woolston writes that he expects to reach Helena not later than April 12th, and immediately there after a large force of workmen will be employed in trench digging and main laying. _ Antoine Kuntz, measured by feet and inches, is little more than half as big a man as Harvey English. In other re spects, however,—as a contestant for Police Magistrate, for instance—Antoine sizes up to Harvey to better advantage. Politi cally there is not so vast a difference l>e tween the stature and strength of the two men. _ We desire, pro forma, to express our pro found appreciation of the kindness of Mr. Sparks in allowing citizens of Montana to take advantage of the law granting them the privilege to cut timber on the public lands for domestic purposes without pros ecution. Small favors are thankfully re ceived. _ Doc Steele ascribes his election to the labor vote, assisted by "-a considerable sprinkling of disaffected Re publicans. The result is confessed a great surprise, as in a voting experience of near ly thirty years the Doc. has never cast any other than a straight Missouri ballot. The death of that philanthropic flady, Miss Catherine Wolfe, will be heard with sincere regret by thousands who only know her by her unceasing benefactions. She used her great wealth to do good with it and leaves a fragrant memory worth more than any other monument. The worst of the election result to re gret, besides the defeat of several good men, is the spirit of dissension and recrim ination that to some extent survives. It is better to forget such things and learn to correct mistakes, if they have been made. The result of the Cincinnata election is something of a surprise. The Democratic party has sunk to the third rank. Smith (Republican) is elected Mayor. SOCIALISM BEATEN IN CHICAGO. It is almost humiliating to confess that there was any ground for apprehen sion that the socialists might carry one of the largest cities in the country, but we confess that we have looked to the result in Chicago with great uneasiness, and feel relieved by the result an nounced to-day and the overwhelming ; majority by which the arrogant boasts : of the socialists have been pronounced ! false. We do not claim the election of Roche as in any sense a Republican vic ! tory. It is more than that. It is a victory over an element in the presence of which all ordinary party distinctions lose their significance. Nor is it a victory of the native over foreign elements on the basis of nativity or extraction. But it is a victory of American ideas and principles over those .that are foreign to law and order and all good government. It is a victory over socialism, nihilism, red republicanism and anarch}' and ali the kindred forms of social and political diseases engendered on foreign soil. This element has been flattered and courted and fed by politicians till it has waxed fat, insolent and defiant, cul minating in the murderous Haymarket riot. Carter Harrison has done as much as any man in the country to nurse this viper into life and lend poison to its fangs. He has owed his former elections to this element, and his appeal to the Republicans and Democrats to unite on him and crush it, found no response, and deserved none but repudiation. He has done more to befoul the name of J »emocracy in Chicago than to forward its interests by his victories. Another element of danger and cause of anxiety in the case was the attempt to identify the interests of the working men with those of the socialists. It was a real danger, too, and the size of the Nelson vote indicates a measure of suc cess. For it is not passible that there are 20,000 anarchists in Chicago, who sympa thize with and knowingly support the example and teachings of Spies & Co. If there is one danger more than an other, or then all others combined, it is that the labor party movement may be i come indentified in the popular mind ! with socialism and anarchy. In the J Cincinnati election it looks as if these I elements co-operated. So great was the danger from this combination in Mil waukee that the Republicans and Demo crats fused and had hard work to defeat it. It is not an imaginary but areal danger. It is good news to have our expectations confirmed by hearing that track laying on the Manitoba road began in earnest last Saturday. It is the beginning of the greatest piece of work ever undertaken in this age and country of marvels for a single season, and will attract the attention of the whole world, though the world will hardly understand its significance to Mon tana and Helena. The feats of track-lay ing performed on the Union, Northern and j Canadian Pacific roads will be completely thrown into the shade. The highest former record of a single day's work will be the daily average on the Manitoba. Within a few days the line will be over our border and the solitude of our Indian reservations and buffalo ranges will be broken forever. If the contractors make good their promise, to have the track laid to Great Falls by September 1st, it will be an easy matter to lay it over a completed road bed into Helena during October. The idea of rid irg to Benton on the cars in November next fairly makes old stagers pinch them selves to be sure of their identity. England has a very prompt and em phatic way of dealing with the fragile and ephemeral governments of South America which we are constrained to admire, though it is trespassing upon ground in which we have a contingent reversionary interest. Venezuela is a weak sister finan cially and as a military power. It has a public debt of over twenty millions, which would be much larger if it had enough credit to borrow on any terms. The ex penditures in 1885 were two millions in excess of its revenue It wouldn't be a bad stroke of policy for the United States to advance the money needed to deliver all the States of Central and South America from debt and thus secure their friend ship and trade. We could easily secure ourselves and it would relieve the country from subjugation to continental money lend ers. This rupture between Venezuela and England is a matter that requires Bayard's careful attention. England also has a bill of damages to collect from Hayti that wants attention. There seems to be an unusual activity at present in buying iron mines. It used to be thought that iron ores were so plenty that there could be no such thing as monopolizing them. Yet the differences of location or the presence or absence of some ingredient makes a vast difference in value. The mines in northern Wisconsin at the last capitalization were pat down for five millions. It is reported that Ohio capitalists, with Senator Payne at the head, have recently purchased mines in Canada which will involve an investment of ten millions. Other Ohio capitalists have lately made a million dollar purchase in East Tennessee. Doc. Steele stole a march upon the Republicans, and by other than strictly Democratic votes becomes the successor of Theodore Kleinschmidt, one of the very best mayors this or any other municipality ever had. _ The Bozeman Democrats seemed to have been more demoralized in yesterday's charter election than the Helena Republi cans. Bozeman and Billings both chose Republican mayors and supported them with Republican councils. The Republican membership of the new City Council is believed to be solidly in favor of the projected competitive water plant * Thebe seems to be something like a general real estate boom all over the conn try. Scarce» large, growing, ambitions city in any part of the land is withoat its local boom j ust at present. In some places, like Kansas City, Fort-Smith and Los Angeles, it seems to have reached an extreme stage. Real estate transactions in Kansas City for last week were reported at $2,500,000. One would almost think it had been selected as the seat of the universe. It is not a local, but a general ailment There is no more reason why real estate dealers should not water their stock than railroad operators. Some of this growth is legitimate and per manent and some is not. It is legitimate to expect a large and steady growth in the country, and a still greater rate of growth in the cities, while a few of the latter most favorably located will realize an excep tional growth. Since the collapse of real estate in 1872, it has been fiat and has long remained so. While wealth has increased rapidly and enormously, other lines of property, more easily convertible and less exposed to the ken of the tax gatherer, have been preferred. We t>elieve real es tate in this country has been disproportion ally low, and it is easy to see why it should be so as long as we have an unlimited va cant public domain, where land of the best productive qualities could be had for the asking and taking. That time is fast dis appearing. In ten years more our avail able arable public lands will be exhausted. Coming events already cast their shadows before them. »Senator Ben. Wade once pre dicted that every acre of land in the United States would be worth $50 per acre on an average by the end of the century. As soon as the supply fails the demand will increase and prices will go up rapidly. There is no reason why land should be worth $250 per acre in Europe and better land in this country be worth ODly $.50 This is a better country to live in on every account, and the time wtfl come wheu our land will be worth the most. In the case of cities, but few of the many locations will ever have an exceptional growth. It is a complicated problem to solve profitably. Our City Council last evening voted to give the Montana Central railroad the right of way through the city, though the particular route is still open for modifica tion. The sixth ward naturally prefers that it should go north of the Northern Facific, and so should we if living in that ward, but it is the strangest thing of all that the first ward should, be found voting with the sixth on a proposition that, it seems to us, would benefit it more than either of the other wards. We think the matter will be satisfactorily arranged. After an interval of two years, Austria has appointed a Minister resident at Wash ington. It is not a very important mat ter. Notwithstanding the pressure of thousands of applicants for office, Presi dent Cleveland has had enough self-respect to keep the Austrian mission vacant. Though we have no great admiration of Keiley, he is quite as respectable as the average l'oreigr Ministers sent to this country and is certainly good enough for Austria. No body will suffer by keeping this position suggestively vacant. Even Salisbury has some sense and pronounces the scheme of imperial federa tion as of a "hazy and doubtful character." He gets a good cut on Bismarck, and in saying that "the English government must be satisfied to allow each portion of the Empire to control its own affairs in its own locality," he unconsiously commits him self to the principle of home rule for which the Irish are contending Competition between gas companies in Baltimore has run the price down to 35 cents per thousand, and the companies are not losing money at that. The reception tendered Hon. James G. Blaine by the St. Louis Board of Trade was in the nature of a popular ovation. Twelve Republicans and two Democrats will compose the new City Council. Destructive Fire. London, April 6.—The great permanent infantry barracks, at Aldershot, are on fire and are burning rapidly. The flames started at noon and have been raging ever since, fanned to fury by a gale of wind with such force as to canse the efforts of the firemen to extinguish the flames prac tically useless. The Texas Drouth. San Antonio, Texas, April 6 .— J. R. McCarty, a resident of Somerset county for several years, arrived in this city yester day, having been forced to leave his home on account of the severity of the drouth, which now afflicts the agricultural districts of the State, especially the southwestern cotton belt. McCarty says the people in the vicinity of Somerset are holding meet ings daily to devise means to obtain food for a large portion of the community who are in need of the common necessities of life. Many have deserted their homesteads and gone to search for more favored locali ties. Unless there is rain at a very early day the situation will be pitiable. People are now hauling water a distance of ten miles. Inter-State Questions. Washington, April 6. —A petition has been received by the Interstate Com missioners to-day from the General Man ager of the South Carolina Railway Com pany for relief from the fourth section (long and short haul section) of the Inter-State Commerce law. Petitions of like purport have been received from the General Manager of the Georgia Pa cific Railway company. The commission ers were in conference two hoars or more this afternoon over petitions for the sus pensions of the long and short haul pro visions, but took a recess without having reached a conclusion. They will re assemble this afternoon and conti nae the consideration of this subject. Attempted Assassination oi the Czar. Berlin, April 1.—Advices received from St. Petersburg fully confirm the report that another attempt has been made upon the life of the Czar. It is learned that on Tuesday, while the Czar was exercising in the park connected with Gatschina Palace, he was fired upon by an officer of the army, the ball passing close to his person. The officer was immediately seized by the at tendants and imprisoned. I : j l VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. Results in State aid Miici REPUBLICAN TRIUMPHS THE RULE. Socialism Effectually Downed in Cbicap Wholesome Work in Wiscon sin. Michigan True to Her Republican Record. CHICAGO ELECTION. Republicans »Muke a Clean Sweep. Chicago, April 5.—By noon fully one half and in some wards two-thuds of the entire registered vote had been cast. This would indicate that the total vote will reach probably 7.5,000 and possibly 8.5,000 While there have been large crowds at the polling places, no violence has been re ported. In the 11th and 12th wards, ex cept in a few precincts, the voting is almost solid for the Republican ticket. Democrats and Republicans voting it without reserve. In one precinct, where 145 votes had been cast up to noon out of a registration of 200, only three Labor tickets had been cast. In the outlying wards the Labor ticket is ahead in some instances, but at no polling place is the preponderance of the labor vote so overwhelming as is the Republican ticket in strong Republican wards. The Republican party managers at noon claim that Roche for Mayor would have a ma jority of 15,OfK) to 20,000. The Board of Trade and banks are closed. At 3 o'clock this afternoon, within one hour of the closing of the polls, it is esti mated that 70,000 votes have been polled. The absolute defeat of the Labor ticket is assured, but the estimates as to majorities are conjectured and vary widely. While the Labor leaders have made claims that they would poll 50,000 votes, it is certain that the vote will fall below 50,000, and the claim is even made that the party will not cast to exceed 20,000 votes. Chicago, April 5.—At 10:35 p. m., the count was flawed tor the night. The cor rected returns from all but three pre cincts, places Roche's majority at 28, 106. The so-called labor party polled to day just ore-half the number of voteJMits leaders predicted three nights ago. Before Robert Nelson, their candidate for mayor, recently delared for the red flag he said in public : "If »Sunday-school children could march in procession with their chosen banners and no American Hag, he saw no reason why workingmen, if equally orderly, could not do the same, even if the color of their banners were red." Since then the campaign has been fought 3olely on that issue aud the result is a surprise to every one, socialists and anti-socialists alike. Two united-labor aldermen are the only successful candidates of that party. Their general ticket is behind under a majority of nearly 35,000 votes. It was only last night that the socialist organizer, Greenhut, made the assertion that the seven condemned anarchists would be saved by his party polling at least 38,000 pledged votes, electing a social ist city treasurer and their entire west town ticket and six to nine aldermen. The party polled in round numbers, 20,000 votes. "We have only held the old socialist vote," said Greenhut sadly, to-night. It was a perfect day so far as sunshine was concerned, but the air was chilly and raw, and it is conceded that no voters were kept at home by the weather. There was a notable absence of drunken ness. The United Labor party had made it their campaign cry that no man on their ticket would owe his election to votes purchased with whisky. A socialis tic ticket peddler dropping dead at the polls, probably of heart disease, was the nearest approach to a tragic incident. Not a single row occurred during the day. The two successful candidates of the Labor party are Conner and D'Yorak for aldermen in the Fifth and Sixth wards respectively. Their election had been conceded from the start, but the majority is smaller than they anticipated. It was generally expected that the noted »Socialis tic Knight of Labor Geo. Schilling would be elected alderman in the 14th ward, but at the last moment his strength was diverted by Riordan, Democrat. In many of the wards ladies were present distribut ing Prohibition tickets. Candidates of that party drew about their usual vote. The Republicans made a clean sweep with their city and town ticket, except that Samuel B. Chase. Democratic candi date for Assessor, of the North town, pulls through. The Democrats elected one alderman, James T. Appleton, in the Sec ond ward. At midnight the returns showed that the United Labor party had elected one man on their entire ticket—Conner, their candidate for alderman in the Fifth ward. D'Vorak, their alderman in the Sixth, is defeated. Conner's majority is less than 400. The total vote for Mayor Roche, (Rep.) is 51,089. Nelson, (United Labor,) 22,848. Roche's majority, 28,241. In a row late to-night, growing out of the enthusiastic celebration of the Repub lican victory, a young man named Crowe was fatally shot by a bartender. The bartender was promptly arrested. St. Louis City Election. St. Louis, April 5.— The complete returns of the election to-day from 17 wards, at 11 o'clock to-night, indicate that the Demo crats will have a majority in both houses of the municipal assembly. The Labor vote cannot be got at yet, bat it does not seem to be as heavy as was expected. The contest has been close in most of the wards and districts, but there is scarcely a doubt but that the Democrats have gained a victory. Municipal Election. Cleveland, Ohio, April 4.— The elec tion in Cleveland to-day for municipal of ficers was a surprise to the Republicans. The entire Democratic ticket, headed by B. D. Babcock, the candidate for Mayor, was elected by about 3,000, majority. The board of aldermen is probably Democratic also. ___ * Inaugurated »Mayor. j Philadelphia, April 4.—Edward H. Fitler, (Rep.) was at noon to-day inaugur ated as mayor, and entered upon his da ties as first mayor under the new city charter. Congressional Election. Palestine, Texas, April 4.—Col. Wm. H. Martin, the Democratic nominee, was to-day elected from this (the Second) dis trict to fill the unexpired term of Jno. H. Reagan. A very light vote was polled. The Republicans presented no candidate. MICHIGAN ELECTION. Republican Victories---Prohibitory Amendment Defeated. Detroit, April 5.— James McMillan, Chairman of the Republican State Com mitttee, says, while he has no figures on which to base an accurate estimate, his be lief is that the Republican State ticket bas been elected by ten thousand. Detroit, April 4.—The electors to day cast their ballots on two justices of the State supreme court, two regents of the State university and two amendments to the constitution, besides county officers. The amendments were for an increase in the salaries of State officers and the prohi bition of the liqur traffic. Both the liquor and anti-liquor men worked hard, a lively campaign being the result. Detroit, April 5.—The returns from yesterday's election are slowly coming in. It being sett'ed that the Republican State ticket has been elected by about 10,000 plurality, interest centers on the prohibi tion amendment. This evening's Jour nal says it is defeated by 8,500 majority, and others claim the majority will reach 10,000, but the Prohibition committee still claims the adoption of the amendment. This claim is based on the fact that all cities have been heard from, while country localities, where the movement had its greatest strength, have not yet been fully reported. All figures so far received on the amendment are partly estimated and little confidence can be placed in them, al though it seems probable that the amend ment is defeated by a small vote. The Prohibitionists claim that frauds were committed against them in several wards in this city and say that several precincts will lie contested. It is asserted that known Prohibitionists were prevented from voting the ballot for amendment. The opponents of that measure were allowed to vote several times, and 1,225 votes against the amendment were purchased. Wisconsin Election. Milwaukee, April 5.—The political campaign which culminated to-day has been a memorable one. The contest was between the Fusion (Democratic and Re publican) and the People's (labor) party for circuit and superior court judges and ward representatives in the common coun cil. The State election to-day was for associate judge of the supreme court. Harlow S. Orton (Dem.) was re-elected without opposition. Milwaukee county voted on circuit judge and judge of the superior court. The Democrats and Re publicans placed a fusion ticket in the field against the Labor party. At 10 o'clock to-night twenty-five city precints have been heard from, giving D. H. John son (Dem.) and Geo. H. Noyes (Rep.) Fusion judicial candidates, 1,140 majority over the Labor candidates. Seventeen ad ditional city precincts will probably neu tralize this majority, but seven towns of the county will go strongly for the Fusion candidates, who are probably elected by 2,000 majority. The Labor party will elect about half the aldermen and one-third of the supervisors. Both parties will prob ably be Democratic, as two thirds of the aldermen hold over. Midnight—All but one city and four teen precincts have been heard from, giv ing the Fusion ticket 800 majority over the Labor ticket. The Labor ticket car ried the city by 1,500. The unionists elected fifteen out of twenty-five aider men. Eu Claire and Racine elected the Citi zens ticket against the Knights of Labor candidates. In Whitewater the Democratic-Labor combination won. Madison went Democratic. Senator Conklin being elected Mayor without op position. Reports from interior cities are meagre. Columbia, Delavau and Tomah have elect ed Republican mayors. In Depere the Fusion ticket ( Republicans and Democrats) won over the Labor party. Kenosha elected a full Labor ticket. K misas Election. K.yns.ys City, April 5.—Scattering re rurns from Kansas indicate that the municipal elections in general passed off quietly and as far as can be judged the introduction of female suffrage does not work a great change in the character of the result. In some cities and towns women availed themselves quite gener ally of their newly acquired privilege. The effect of the experiment cannot be divined as yet. The issues involved, how ever, are local. At several points women were elected to membership on the school boards. Atchison, April 5.—The Republicans elect Mayor Kelsey again and their en tire ticket. About 300 women voted, the majority supporting House for mayor. Topek.y, April 5.—At midnight only a small portion of the vote wgs counted, but enough to show that the whole Re publican ticket was elected. The women who registered mostly voted and generally as their husbands did. Ft. Scott, April 5. —The entire Repub lican ticket was elected to-day. The women turned out in large numbers. There was only two tickets in the field — Democratic and Republican. The election passed oil' quietly. Kcpublican Sweep in Cincinnati. Cincinnati, April 4.— The board of elections has just completed the footing on the head of the ticket, which shows W. II. Stevenson, the Labor candidate for Mayor, to be elected by ten votes. The figures are : Stevenson, 17,414 ; Smith, Republican, 17,404; Matson, Democrat, 11,547. They have the returns from all the precints in the city. Of course, with such a result, the official coant will have to he awaited for the real verdict. An in spection of the vote indicates that the re mainder of the ticket will be Republican except the judge of the police court. Later— All the latest computations agree in placing the plnrality of Smith, Rep., for Mayor, at something over 600. They also show that he is *the lowest on the ticket, so that the entire Republican ticket is elected. The footings at the office of the board of elections were not official, but are made from the official returns as they come in. Cincinnati, April 5.—Complete count for Mayor is as follows : Smith (rep.) 17, 963; Matson (dem.) 11,951 ; Stevenson (L.) 17,367 ; Smith's plurality, 596. The plural ities of the other Republican candidates are as follows: F. W. Moore, Judge Superior Court, 1,050 ; L. F. Hortsman, City Solicitor, 1,880; A. F. Bohrer, Treasurer,2,862; J. A. Caldwell, Judge Police Court, 4,949; J. C. Schwartz, Prosecuting Attorney police court 3,450 ; Emil Rahse, Clerk police court, 1, 928. The footings for Councilmen and members of the Board of Education have not yet been made ont, but the indications are that the Republicans will have a plur ality in both boards if not a majority. Unofficial footing for ward officers shows the following result : Council 13 Repub licans, 9 Labor, 3 Pemocrats. Board of Education 15 Republicans, 8 Labor, 2 Dem. One carious fact is that the 3d, 4th, 19th aud 21st wards, hitherto strong Democratic, and the 10th, 11th, 22d and 24th, strongly Republican, were carried yesterday by the Labor party. Dubuque City Election. Dubuque, April 4.—At the city election to-day the Knights of Labor ticket made a full sweep, electing every man on the city ticket and every alderman complete. The vote stood Voelker, labor, 1,984; Preston, (Dem) 1,238, and Gilliam, (Rep) 1,088; being, 746, plnrality for Voelker. The next City Council will stand eight Knights of Labor; of whom three hold over, two elected last year as Republicans and one as a Democrat. The other Alder men are two Democrats and one Repub lican. Rhode Island State Election. Providence, R. I., April 6.—The »State election is in progress with fair skies aud with a close contest existing and praspects good for both parties. The vote was very large in this city. It is believed that Wetmore, Rep., for Gov ernor, is running considerably behind the rest of the State ticket. The woman suf frage amendment receives bnt a faint sup port in this city. Testing the Right of Women to Vote. Milwaukee, Wis., April 5.—In many cities of the State, by preconcerted ar rangement, ladies in bodies went to the polls and offered to vote, claiming to be en titled to do so by the inference conveyed by a recently enacted law allowing women to vote in school affairs. In Sturgeon Bay 100 of them voted, but elsewhere their ballots were refused. In Delà van 80 prominent ladies marched to the polls in the morning in a procession. A lively dis cussion followed, speeches beiug made for and against their right to vote» Af'er con siderable excitement the board refused to accept the ladies' votes. The polls were blockaded until after 12 o'clock by the ladies who persisted in offering their votes. A test case will be made and carried to the »Supreme Court. Divorce Seiisution. Denver, Colo.—A sensation has been created in social circles by ex-Gover nor Gilpiu filing an application in the county court for a divorce, alleging inhu man treatment by his wife together with her extravagance and ungovernable tem per, making life to him a burden. He also alleges that his wife entered into a conspir acy to take his life and get control of his property and children whose affection she has estranged from him. Mr. Gilpin prays for a separation and custody of the chil dren. Mrs. Gilpin filed an answer deny ing r.ll the charges made by her husband. Mr. Gilpin is 74 years of age and his wife is 50 and they have been married thirteen years. Cabinet Meeting. Washington, April 5.—All the mem bers were present at the cabinet meeting to-day. The question considered was in regard to the transfer of certain hostile Apaches to the public reservation near Mobile, Alabama. The effect of the failure of the general deficiency bill upon the business of the government during the remainder of the present fiscal year was informally con I sidered. A statement will be prepared, showing the exact situation of affairs in this regard in each department. It was decided that hereafter (£ie cabinet ! shall meet at 11 o'clock on Tuesdays and I Thursdays instead of at noon. The change, i which only applies to the recess of Con gress, is made for the purpose of giving I the heads of departments more time dnr t ing the afternoon 1'or the consideration of their mail. Boycotting Railroad Tickets. j NlvV York, April 5.—A boycott on \ through tickets issued by the Pennsylvania i railroad company against the western ! roads, reported in to-day's dispatches, was j the general theme of conversation among railroad men. It is understood that the j boycott has also been extended to the Bos- I ton & Albany road. The Post says : The general passenger ! agents were in session all day at the office of Pool Railroad Commissioner Fink dis cussing the difficulty. It was the general opinion among railroad men that the boy cott would not last throughout the day ; that if persisted in it would at the worst cause through passengers some inconven ience for a couple of days, but by the end of that time the western lines would be able to perfect arrangements by which any inconvenience caused by the eastern lines' refusal to book through, would be avoided. Appointments. Washington, April 5.—Secretary Fair child to-day appointed Messrs. John P. Irish, W. J. Bryan and John F. Swift a commission to select aud purchase prop erty in San Francisco on which to erect a suitable building for the postoffice and court house. There is $550,000 available for the purchase. Patrick W. Lynch has been appointed Internal Revenue storekeeper at Omaha. Forfeited Railroad Lands. Washington, April 5.— The matter of j the restoration of land } granted to aid in 1 the construction of a railroad and tele graph line from Portland to Astoria and from Fresh Grove to McMinnville in the State of Oregon as provided by the act of forfeiture approved January 31,1885, the Secretary of the Interior has decided, on appeal of the Oregon & California Rail way Company, to adhere to the instruc tions issued July 8 , 1885. Fraudulent Land Entries. Sacramento, Cal., April 5.—J. A. Mac Ginnis, clerk in Surveyor Geniral Reichert's office, was arrested to-day ia connection with the fraudaient land survey cases and was released on $2,500 bonds. The National Drill. Washington, April 3. —Entries for the national drill to be held in this city the last week in May closed last night. The number of entries not yet recorded are distributed as follows among the different branches of the service : Regimental drill 4, batallion 5, artillery 7, Gatling gun 2, infantry companies 65, school cadet corps 7, Zouave 5, individual drill (about) 82, rifle practice (about) 98, military bands and drum corps (about) 22. Death of an Eminent Judge. Philadelphia, April 4.— William S. Pierce, associate judge of the court of com mon pleas, died at his residence this af ternoon of heart disease, aged 72 years. Judge Pierce was an early and earnest advocate of the emancipation of slaves, and was counsel for them in nearly every case which occnrred after the fugutive slave act of 1850. Fatal Church Accident. London, April 3.— The roof of the church at Linguglossa, Sicily, fell without warning during services yesterday, bury ing beneath it one hundred persons, forty of whom were killed and injured. Fatal Shooting Affray. New Orleans, April 5.—In a fight between members of the old and new cotton press council this afternoon Pat Gil christ, a yardman, was shot and danger ously wounded by Alexander Paul, a col ored yardman. Paul says that Gilchrist has been threatening him for several days. To day Gilchrist approached him, drew a revolver and fired four shots. He (Paul) returned the fire, emptying five chambers of his pistol, one bullet taking effect in Gilchrist's abdomen. Faul is chairman of the executive committee of yardmen No. 2 and ex-vice president of the trades as sembly. He was also vice president of the cotton council before the press associa tion difficulties originated. Gilchrist is well known in cotton circles and has al ways borne an excellent reputation. Coal Mine Horror. Kansas City, Mo., April 5.—A special to the Times from Yineta, Indian Territory, says: A terrible explosion occurred to day at Savannah in coal shaft No. 2, by which six men were killed. A rescuing party was soon organized and went down into the mine, but they were overcome by gas and twelve were suffocated before they could be taken out, making eighteen dead in all. The mines are worked mainly by foreigners and most of the victims are Italians. Fuller particulars have not yet been learned here. Fatal Explosion. Z ___ Pittsburg, April 5.—Six men J were terribly burned by an explosion of molten metal in the Edgar Thompson steel works at Braddock, Pa., this morning. The heat ed steel had been dumped into a portable ladle preparatory to pouring it into ingot moulds, when the metal exploded and was scattered in all directions. Robbery. Chicago, April 5.—An Inter Ocean special from Springfield, Ills., says: John Workman, a wealthy farmer and laud owner living near Buran, was robbed to day of $6,000 by three men who had evi dently learned that Workman had that sum upon his person for the purpose of closing a cattle deal. Atlantic Coast Storm. Halifax, N. S., April 5.—A dispatch from Clark's harbor says : The storm Sat urday and Sunday inflicted considerable damage to property in several places. Fish ing crafts and other vessels escaped total destruction by being anchored under the lee shore. Some of them sank at their moorings. One broke adritt and was lost. Fears are entertained for the safety of several schooners which sailed for the Ash ing grounds several days previous. Suicide. Vienna, April 5.—Mogenstein, the emi nent Hebrew scholar, drowned himself in the Danube river. Since he implicated Dr. Sleecker in the anti-»Sematic prosecution he has been unable to get employment and had been reduced to penury. Steamer Capsized. Portland, Oregon, April 5.—A speed to the Oreyonian from Wardner, Idaho, says : The steamer Spokane, with twenty-four passengers, capsized on the Cœur d'Alene river at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Five men are reported lost—Col. Higgin3, of Bangor, Me., L. Pike, of Portland, Oregon; J. C. Hanna, of Sookane Falls; Mr. Jerome, of Lewiston, and one deck hand. Ocean Wreck. Sr. Johns, N. F., March 31.—The report has reached here of the total loss of the sealing steamer Eagle, with a crew of 250 men, on the shoals near Funk Island, oft' Bonavista Bay. No particulars of the dis aster are yet at hand. Debris, consisting of deck ladders, forecastle deck and cook ing gear, with the steamer's name on it, have been found on the ice. The suppo tion is that the steamer's boiler exploded. Fire Losses. New York, April 4.—The March fires, according to the New York Commercial Bulletins estimate, cost the United States aud Canada $1,450,000, or $3,000,000 above the average in that month for a dozen years past. Cause oi tbe Defeat. London, March 30 .—A dispatch to the Sportsman from Queenstown say; that Capt. Samuels, of the yacht Dauntless, attributes his defeat by the Coronet to the inter ference of Mr. Colt, owner of the Daunt less, who was on board the vessel. Capt. »Samuels .and five of the crew have '.eft the Dauntless and will sail for New York to morrow. Guarding Against Forged Notes. " Philadelphia, April 4.—With a view of checking the facility with which forged notes miy be imposed upon the banks, as in the recent case of James Hunter, the Philadelphia Clearing House Association banks to-day adopted the following : Resolved , By the Association Banks of the city of Philadelphia, that as soon as practicable, after discounting for custom ers or others, notice of the maturity of such papers shall be sent to the maker or makers thereof, whether they are pay able at the bank or elsewhere. Draiving the Color Line. Montgomery, Ala, April 3.—The »Mont gomery Companies, the Greys and Bines, to-night officially resolved to withdraw from the National drill to beheld at Wash ington. A telegram from the Atlanta Rifles to the Montgomery military says they will follow the Montgomery's exam ple and withdraw. Their action is caused by the entry of two colored companies for the contest. Decision Against the Bell Telephone Company. Boston, April 4.—Judge Colt, of the U, S. Circuit Court, sent down an opinion in the case of the United States versus the American Bell Telephone Company to test the validity of the Bell patent, denying the motion of the defendant for leave to demur to the bill and also to plead matters in defense. Price of Composition Advanced. Cincinnati, April 4.—The Cincinnati Typographical Union, at a meeting held yesterday, decided to advance the price ol composition on morning newspapers to 45 cents per thousand, and notified the pro prietors that the new rate would go into effect at 7 o'clock this morning. The pro prietors have not yet taken any action. Debt Statement. Washington, March 30—It is estimated in the treasury department that there has been a decrease of about $12.000,000 public debt during the present month 1 he re ceipts so far this month amount to 225,273 and expenditures to $ 18 , 368 ,ooU including $6,735,219 pension payments. The net gain of receipts over expenditures is $14,866,743.