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Animated Discussion in the House of Cuimnous. LONDON, February 10. —In the House of Commons this evening, Ballour, Chief Secretary for Ireland, continuing the de bate on the address reply to the Queen's speech, commented on the changed tone of Gladstone, as manifested in his speech ot last evening. Where, he asked, was the im passioned orator who used all the resources rhetoric to inflame the public mind against the law and against policemen ? Mr. Gladstone interrupted the speaker, saying : There was not an atom ol foun dation for such assertions. Balfoui, continuing, recalled the incit ing language in Gladstones Nottingham speech and said he did not complain, but rather congratulated Gladstone on his change of tone and grave reflections which had been cast upon the resident magistrate in Ireland. It was true they were de pendant for appointment upon the execu tive government, but out ol a total ot 1 3 magistrates Earl Spencer appointed or ap proved 60 when he revised the list- The number of persons tried under the crimes act were 659, of whom 229 were acquitted. In 1886 the number of agrarian offenses reached 2,196, while in 1887 the total was only 18.'57. The total number of cases of ordinary crime reached 1963 in 1886 and in 1887 was 1663. The number of agrarian offenses for the six months ending January 1887, was 453 and for the same period ending January, 1888, was 364—a decrease of 30 per cent. Statistics of the boycotting crimes act show the number of persons being boycotted at the end of July, 1887, were 807, whereas now it was only 208. The government's efforts to protect persons from boycottera had been notably success ful in the counties of Clare and Kerry, where the League had been suppressed. People now traveling in Ireland declare the condition of the country has greatly improved and the judges confirm this opinion. The government was engaged in an old struggle, but never before had any government arrayed against it forces recog nized by the opposition. He claimed that the figures adduced justified coercion, and proved that the government's policy was successful. [Cheers. 1 John Morley said the house would in fer from Balfour's speech what the temper was in which he administered coercion. Regarding Irish criminal statistics, he said the period showing a decrease of crime in cluded the six months calm during which eviction notices could not be executed. The diminution of boycotting was due, not to coercion, but to an entirely changed state of feeling and a deeper sense of re sponsibility toward the liberal members, who were co-workers with the Irish to obtain justice for Ireland. [Cries of "Hear, hear'"] The Irish party was now assured that it would ultimately realize its aspira tions. If it should ever be deprived of that hope, the effects of coercion in aggra vating social disorders would become pain fully apparent. Harrington (Nationalist) called Balfour's speech a "choice example of his mendacity." The Speaker called upon Harrington to withdraw the expression. Harrington acquesced, but said he did so only under command. Harrington, continuing, said : "Every body conversant with the affairs of Ireland knows that the magistrates administered the crimes act and did all they could to irritate the people. Balfour's regime op pressed the people and tried to oppress those vindicating the people's rights, but the principles of liberality would be fought for until they triumphed. Parnell moved an adjournment of the debate. Agreed to. MURDER AND SUICIDE. Cowardly Shooting of a Wealthy Banker. Galt, Ont., February 8.— A terrible murder and suicide occurred here to-day, the victims being Henry Main, a private banker, and a man named John Currie. They had had some business transactions, out of which arose a dispute. This morn ing Currie purchased a revolver, saying he was going to Detroit. He then went around town and bid his friends good bye, and afterwards to Main's office, where, without a word he shot Main, who was sitting at a desk with his back to the door. When found a few minutes later, he was lying on his face in a pool of blood, dead. Currie then walked across the road to a shed in the rear of the Galt House and put a bullet through his head. Pleading for a Pardon. Springfield, 111., February 10.—The wife of Joseph C. Mackin, the famous elec tion fine worker, who is serving a sentence in the Joliet penitentiary on a technical charge of perjury, made a formal applica tion to-day to Governor Oglesby for the pardon of her husband. Mrs. Mackin's interview with the Governor lasted nearly two hours She left with him a large num ber of petitions and letters signed by a large number of the most prominent, wealthy and reputable citizens of Chicago, urging their belief that in Mackin s case the ends of justice had now been fully served. A letter from Mackin himself was also submitted, in which he promises, if pardoned, to so comport himself as to win the approbation of all good citizens. Mrs. Mackin expects to carry with her to-mor row to her husband a pardon from the Governor. Convicted of Murder. Boston, February 11.—The jury in the case of Mrs. Sarah J. Robinson rendered a verdict of guilty of murder in the first de degree. In this trial she was charged with the murder of Prince Arthur Freeman, her nephew. Mrs. Robinson had previously been tried on the charge of killing her son and daughter, but the jury disagreed. The incentive to all the crimes with which she is charged was alleged to lie the securing of the life insurance of her victims. The counsel for Mrs Robinson announced that he would take exception to the ver dict and was granted until February 25th to file exceptions. .Murderer Sentenced. Chicago, Febrnary 13.—Ralph Lee, who shot and dangerously wounded his step father, Banker Rawson, some months ago, was to-day sentenced to eighteen months in the county jail. This is the extreme limit of the law for his offense, he being a minor. The trial of his mother on the charge of instigating him to commit the deed will come up next week. Assassinated. Olney, 111., February 12.— Jas. Leavers, who was married last Sunday to Lena Osterman, was killed last night by a charge of buckshot fired through a window. His brother-in-law received part of the load. There is no clue to the murderer. Lost at Sea. San Francisco, February 10.— Many underwriters in this city have given up the British bark Glenavon as lost She sailed from Astoria, Oregon, August 27 th, for Liverpool and was spoken October 28th off Falkland Island by the ship Scottish Wizard. Three days later the Wizard barely escaped being wrecked in a terrible storm and the bark is supposed to have gone down. COAL MINING STRIKE. Efforts Making to Settle the Trouble. Philadelphia, February 10.—Corres pondence between the General Executive Board of the Knights of Labor has been made public. Assistant Secretary Hayes, of the Board, wrote President Corbin twice to meet the committee of the Board for a settlement of the difficulties between the Philadelphia & Reading Co., and the Phil adelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Co. and their employes. President Corbin replied : "I know of no trouble existing between the Philadelphia & Reading Co. and its employes, and consequently there is noth ing that can be made a subject of investi gation and discussion." He adds that he has turned the board's request over to Presi dent Keim, of the Reading Coal & and Iron Co., with the request of an answer on behalf of that corporation. Keim says : "I assume that you are familiar with the contract made between this company and its mine» last summer. In violation of its terms nearly all of the employes of the company left its service on the firat day of January last, and a large number have not returned. We are willing to discuss the question of wages with person representing the men actually in the service of the com pany. THE READING STRIKE. •The Coal Company Said to be Re sponsible tor the Strike. Washington, Febuary 10.—The special committee to investigate the Pennsyl vania labor trouble listened to an informal statement from Representative Brumm, whose district is in the Reading regions. He thought the whole lockout was fostered by the Reading Co. He declared that the blame for refusing to arbitrate rested on the railroad officials. After the firet inter view with Superintendent Sweiger, said Brumm, the iepresentatives of the men had attempted, they said, to send tele grams declaring the strike off and order ing the men back to work, but the West ern Union telegraph, which to a consider able extent was controlled by the Reading Co., has refused some messages and delayed othera, and when in consequence many of the men at distant points did not return to work the company had the next day laughed in the strikers' faces. The hear ing will be continued to-morrow. Hequest Denied. Washington, February 10.—Lone Chew, a Chinese merchant residing in Port land, Oregon, recently inquired of the Treasury Department whether the require ments of section 6 of the Chinese restric tion act might not be waived in the case of his nephew, a young Chinaman now at Hong Kong whom he intended to bring over and interest in his business. He was informed that inasmuch as by the express terms of the statute the certificate therein specified shall be the sole evidence per missable to establish on the part of any Chinese person not a laborer the right of entry into the United States, the inquiry admits of no other than a negative answer. Triple Alliance. Vienna, February 10. —The Neu Free Press publishes the text of the triple al liance treaties. The terms of the compact are as follows : In the event ot an attack by France against Italy or by Russia against Prussia, the cabinets at Rome and Vienna will maintain a friendly neutrality. Austria will support Italy's interests in the Mediterranean and promote no enterprise in the Baikal's without a previous agree ment with Italy. The Italian-German treaty imposes mutual support against France in case of an attack. An additional convention provide« that if Austria or Ger many is attacked by France or Russia, Italy will be obliged to aid the country at tacked with all her forces. Burned to Death. Wilkes harre, February 13.—Sunday night, during a drunken spree at Silver Brook, six Hungarians were roasted to death. They had been at a Polish church dedication and returned home drunk. A fight occurred and a lamp was overturned and exploded. The names of those roasted alive were, John Elias, John Seddo, John Hobinko, W. Michael Jenkovitich, Mary Mauleck and Paul Siskowitz. John Mau leck and wife and Peter Menksi were burned so badly that they will die, and their baby, thrown out of a window, will die. Six othe» were terribly burned. Seven Persons Drowned. New Orleans, February 13.— A party of eight pe»ons (all colored) consisting of Horace Carter and his eldest daughter, Eliza, and younger daughter Hannah, Pierre and Frisco Allen, Priscilla Smith, Cecilia Lewis and a boy named Ike Canter, crossed the river from the La Reusite plan tation to Dymon's Fairview place, Satur day afternoon, in a skill'. The boat was old. The swells of a passing steamer caused the skiff to go to pieces and seyen of the occupants were drowned. Ike Canter, the boy, saved himself by clinging to pieces of the boat. Died. Chicago, February 8.—Samuel DeBow, general manager of the California fast freight line with headquarte» at Chicago, died here suddenly last night from an at tack of rheumatism of the heart. De ceased was widely known in railway cir cles and was highly esteemed. Omaha, February 8 —Mrs. C. Rothacker, daughter of the late S. P. Rounds, ex public printer, died in this city shortly after 9 o'clock this morning of brain fever. Washington, February 8.— David T. Bunker, U. S. consul at Demerara, died there of yellow fever. Louisville, February 12. —Wm. Kelly, the inventor of the pneumatic steel pro cess known as Bessemer, died here last night, aged 78 years. Bessemer applied for letters patent on the process here and in Great Britain at the same time, but Kelly was granted the patent on the ground of priority. He was a native of Pennsylvania. McCue Promoted. Washington, February 21. — Judge Alexander McCue, of Brooklyn, who at present bolds the office of Solicitor of the Treasury, has been offered and has ac cepted the position of Assistant Treasurer at New York, vice Canda, resigned. McCue did not seek the office and accepted it only upon the solicitation of the President. Counterfeit Silver Certificates. Washington, February 12. —The secret service division of the Treasury depart ment has discovered that a new counter feit of a five dollar silver ceitificate has been put in circulation. The bill is about three-sixteenths of an inch too short. There are no distinctive lines in the paper. The general appearance is good and is liable to deceive. Washington Deluged With Snow.]f Washington, February 13. —The roof of the ordnance bnilding at the Washing ton navy yards fell in this morning, being unable to support the heavy weight of snow upon it The damage is estimated at $>30,000._____ Cash in the Banks. New York, February 11. —The bank statement shows a reserve decrease of $2,451,000. The banks now hold $20,143, 000 in excess of the legal rule. INDIAN RESERVATION. A Bill to Open 11,000,000 Acres to Settlement. Washington, February 14.—The House committee on Indian affaire decided to-day to report a bill in lieu of others on subjects providing for the division of the great Sioux reservations, and the relinquishment of Indian title to the remainder. The prac tical effect of the measure, if it becomes a law, will be to open to settlement over 11,000,000 acres of the 22,000,000 acres comprising the great Sioux reservation in Dakota. There are two general reser vations created by the bill, one in the north and the other in the south of the present reservation. The Crow creek and Winnnebago reservation remains as it is, excepting two new townships, which are excluded. There is also a small reser vation created opposite Fort Thompson, on the lower Missouri river, which is set apart for occupancy by the lower Brule Indians, if they care to take it. The principal por tion of the present reservation which is thrown open to settlement lies between White river and Cheyenne. MINERAL LANDS. An Order Suspending Entries at Pres ent. Washington, February 14.—Acting Land Commissioner Stockslager has issued an order suspending all agricultural en tries and railroad selections in township 8, north range 3 west, Helena, Montana, land district, pending investigation of their alleged mineral character. Stockslager said to-day that it is his purpose, upon con currence of the Secretary of the Interior, to send mineral experts into this section as well as into Wyoming and certain lo calities in Arkansas to determine the char acter of the land with respect to minerals. Alien Land Law. Washington, February 14.—In lieu of various propositions which have been intro duced during this session to modify the alien land law, Senator Stewart, from the committee on mines and mining, to-day re ported the bill to amend the law by pro viding that it shall not in any manner affect the title to mineral lands or mining claims in the Territories, which may be acquired or held under the mineral laws of the United States, nor to mills or other re duction works or property used in the pro duction of metals from mineral lands in the Territories. Senator Stewart to day reported favora bly from the committee on mines and min ing the bill introduced by him to amend the mining laws, the provisions of which have already been published. Action Suspended in the Matter of ^Timber Seizures. ~ ~ Washington, February 14.—The acting commissioner has instructed the govern ment agent at Bozeman, Montana, to sus pend action in the matter of the seizure recently made of timber and cross ties cut from the right of way of the Rocky Fork & Cooke City railway in Montana. It ap pears that the notice of acceptance last year of maps of the location of this road through small sections of public land on either side of the Crow reservation, whose seizures were made through inadvertance, did not reach the general land office until to-day ; hence the seizures and order of suspension. Indian Education. Washington, February 14.—The bill to provide for the compulsory education of Indian children was taken from the Senate calendar and discussed at much length by Dawes, Teller, Cockrell and Vest. Teller, who introduced the bill, declared (in oppo sition to the popular idea) that there was no instance in history where Indian aborigines were treated as liberally as the American Indians had been treated. No where else had their right to the soil been recognized as here. Their lands had been bought and paid for, but the American people had not been wise in their dealings with the Indians. If they had been there would be no uncivilized Indians to-day. The Indians would have been incorporated in the body politic. "Without disposing of the bill the Senate adjourned. Gen. Grant and the Panama Canal. New York, February 24.—Admiral Ammen has consented to the publication of a personal letter from Gen. Grant, dated Galena, June 22, 1880, in which Grant says : "In part to day, I received a letter from Seligman enclosing a cable gram from DeLe8seps, offering me the presidency of the Panama canal, (New York presidency,) with the same salary he is to receive, namely, 125,000 francs per annum. The letter also says that Selig mans, with other banks that they can as sociate with them, will have the business of receiving American subscriptions for per forming the work. I telegraphed back my non-acceptance, and wrote giving my rea sons. I gave the work that had been done in the way of surveys; what had been proved by these surveys, etc ; aDd that while I would like to have my name as sociated with the successful completion of a ship canal between the two oceans, I was not willing to connect it with a failure when I believe the subscribe» won Id lose all they put in." Important Railroad Projects. New York, February 14.—The most important report of the day on Wali street comes from Philadelphia. It ia a statement that the Rock Island railroad proposes to extend its lines by 1,200 miles, running extensions to Denver and the Gulf of Mex ico, for which work $30,000,000 of new bonds will be issued. The Rock Island, by its proposed Denver extension, will en ter into direct competition with the Bur lington & Quincy, and a new railroad, in volving all the great companies in the West, may result. A Row in the Anti-Poverty Society. New York, February 14.—The Anti Poverty society has stuck on a rock. At a meeting of the executive committee last night Dr. McGlynn a9 president of the society announced that he had appoined ten new member of the committee. This was charged as an attempt to pack the committe in bis favor in order to stave off the possible censure of himself for his re cent criticism of Henry George. A row ensued and the factions separated. Each then reorganized and read the other fac tion out of the society. Jenny Lind's Will. London, February 10.—Jenny Lind be queaths to her grandson the cabinet of books presented to her by the New York fire companies. The Freehold estate, pur chased out of the $100,000 which an Amer ican settled upon her upon her marriage, is bequeathed to her husband. There are various legacies to universities. Large Charitable Bequests. Chicago, February 14.—Martin Ryer son, son of the millionaire lumberman, Martin Ryereon, who died recently, yester day gave in trust property woTth $250,000 to eight charitable institution—four Cath olic and four Protestant. Died. London, Ont, February 13.— Vicar Gen eral Bruyere died last night. WOOL INDUSTRY. Organization of a .Manufacturers' As sociation. New York, February 14. —About 200 woolen and wonted manufacturers and commission merchants from various sec tions of the country met this morning for the purpos of perfecting the organization started in Philadelphia December 21st. The committee reported a scheme for the organization, to be known as the "Woolen Goods Association." The secretary is to be the active officer and have charge of the headquarters, which are to be in this city. The report of the committee on terms and discounts was adopted. In substance the committee reported that it would be ex ceedingly difficult to. formulate a uniform system of terms and discounts that would meet the necessities of all the various de scriptions of woolen fabrics. Numerous recommendations were made. The cases of undervaluation of imported wooler. goods have attracted the attention of the members of the association. For the pur pose of looking after such under valuation the Secretary of the Treasury, it is said, has ..greed to appoint au agent of the gov ernment, the manufacturers to pay hiB F alary. THE DEATH PENALTY. New Jersey's Plan for the Execution of Murderers. Trenton. N. J., February 14. —In the Senate to-day a bill was introduced pro viding that the death penalty shall here after be inflicted by electricity. The act provides that in sentencing a criminal the judge shall name the week during which the execution shall take place and within the week so designated the sheriff of the county shall elect a day not previously to be made known to any one except persons allowed to be present at;the executions. These shall be the sentencing judge, the prosecuting attorney, two physicians, twelve reputable citizens, two clergymen, if requested, and seven assistant sherifls. The corpse subsequently must be buried with enough quick lime to consume it or be given up for dissecting purposes. The newspapere are prohibited from reporting the execution further than a bare mention of the event. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. Several Persons Killed and Injured by a Falling Derrick. New York, February 14. —A frightful accident occurred in Brooklyn this morn ing, which caused the death of three per sons and the injury of a dozen othere. Along Broadway a section of the Union Elevated road is now in the course of con struction. A huge steam derrick, which was used in bnilding it, was pulled along the girdere as each section was completed. This morning the derrick was started, and it had not been pulled but a short distance when the girdere began to spread outward. Just at that moment a street car was ap proaching the section, but the driver did not notice what was going on overhead. The derrick pressed through the girdera and fell to the ground, striking the horse car and cutting it in two. The fire depart ment was called out and an ambulance sent for, but owing to the escaping steam and heat of the boiler, it was some time before anything could be done. Finally the debris was cleared away and the dead and wounded released. The killed were Frederick Thompson, the street car driver ; Charles Kerchner and Patrick Clark. Two of the injured will probably die. The othere are resting comfortably. Cleveland Going to Florida. Washington, February 14.—The Presi dent expects to leave Washington next Tuesday for a short visit to Florida. He will be accompanied by Mra. Cleveland, the Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Whitney, Col. and Mrs. Lamont. The party will go by a special train and no stops will be made, unless an hour at Savannah for a drive through the city. One day will be spent at Jackonsville and one atSt. Augus tine. The party will return to Washing ton Saturday. District ot Colnmbia Affairs. Washington, February 14.—A special committee have reported to the citizens committeeoneof hundred plans to reorganize the government of the District of Colum bia by the appointment of one commis sioner and fifteen councilmen by the Presi dent. The commissioner is to have su preme direction of citys' affaire, and the councilmen are to sustain him in very much the same relation to him that aider men beare to a mayor in other cities. A Test Case. Boston, February 14. —A bill in equity was filed to-day in the Supreme Court at Salem by the trustees of Phillips academy against the Attorney General of the com monwealth, a visitor of the theological institute in Phillips accademy and five professors whose cases came under investi gation by the board of visitors upon accu sations of heresy. This is another step in the celebrated heresy trial of Prof. Smythe and others and is brought to determine the rights in equity of all parties concerned. Threatened Strike. Philadelphia, February 14.— From a telegram received to-day from Master workman W. T. Lewis, it is believed that all engineers, firemen and pumpmen in the Schuylkill mining region will be called out on a strike Saturday. It is believed the move has the sanction of the General Executive Board, Knights of Labor. Should the proposed strike take place it would result in flooding all idle mines aDd cause damage which a month's time could hardly undo. Sensational Rumor. London, February 14.—A dispatch to the Standard from Vienna says : The negotiations for a Russo-French alliance are in a very forward condition. France only hesitates as to when the treaty ought to be signed and how to keep it secret from Bismarck, who, it is expected, would at once declare war on learning of the the compact. Condition of the Prince. San Remo, February 14.— Mackenzie, in his report on the Crown Prince's case, will quote Dr. Virchow's declaration that he found no indications of malignant disease in the matter examined by him. It is rumored that there is a further difference of opinion on the case among the doctors in at tendance. Prof. Cpppard has been summoned from Brussels. New Police Chief. Chicago, February 14.—Captain George W. Hubbard was this evening appointed Chief of Police to succeed Frederick K. Ebersold, resigned. The new chief for some time has been captain of the central detail and has been connected with the force for fifteen years. Congressional Election. Marquette, Mich., February 14.— The latest returns indicate that Seymour (Rep.) has bees elected to Congress over Breen by about 2,000 majority. Confirmations. Washington, February 14.— B. F. Wade, marshal of northern Ohio; Alex McCge, assistant treasurer of New York; Live Stock. Chicago, February 8.—Cattle—Receipts, 9.000 ; weaker ; extra, 5 2505.65 ; steers, 3.00(«,5.00; stocke» and feeders, 2.10@ 3 50 ; grass Texas cattle, 2.3504.00. Sheep—Receipts, 4,000 ; firm; natives, 3.00 @525; western, 4.9005.15; Texans, 3.00 @4.00. Chicago, February 9.—Cattle receipts 12,000; dull and lower; fancy 5.1005.50; steers 3.000 4.90 ; stockera and feeders 2.20 @ 3.50 ; Texas cattle 304. Sheep—Receipts 5,000 ; steady : natives 3.00@5 25 ; western 5@15 ; Texans 3@4. Chicago. Febru ary 10.—Cattle—Recei pts 7.000 ; steady ; choice email@example.com ; steera 3@ 4.90 ; Stockers and feeders 2.4003.50 ; Texas cattle 2.35@4. Sheep—Receipts 6,000; steady; natives 3.1005.15; western 4 9505.15; Texans 304. Chicago, February 13. — Cattle—Re ceipts 2,000 ; steady ; shipping steera 3@5 ; stocke» and feeders 2 2503 50; Texas cattle 2.5004. Sheep—Receipts 4,000 ; steady; natives 3 5005.15 ; westerns 4 6005.12] ; Texans 304.25. Chicago, February 14.— Cattle— Receipts 5.000 ; strong ; fancy firstname.lastname@example.org ; steera 304 90 ; stockera and feeders 2.2503.50 ; Texas cattle 2.4004. Sheep—Receipts 4.000 ; steady. Natives 305 30; western 4.7505.15 Texans 3 250 4 50. Wool Market. Boston, February 10.—Wool steady ; Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces 30031; XX 314032; XX and above 32032]; No. 1 35 @36; Michigan extra 28029; No. 1 comb ing 37; Ohio fine delaine 34035; Michigan do 32@33; unwashed combing 25030; territory wools (scoured) medium 48050; fine medium 52053; fine 54055; Texas wools 140)20; other grades unchanged. Philadelphia, February 10. — Wool steady; Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Vir ginia XX and above 31032; X 30; medium 36@37; coarse 36; New York, Michigan, Indiana and western fine or X and XX 28; medium 36; coarse 35036; fine washed de laine, X and XX 34037; medium washed combing and delaine, X and XX 34035; medium washed combing and delaines 35 @39; Canada washed combing 34@36; tub washed 37043; medium unwashed comb ing and delaine 27029; coarse 27028; Eastern Oregon 15@20; Oregon valley 21 @27; New Mexican and Colorado fine 13 @18. New York, February 10.—Wool steady and quiet; domestic fleece 22037; pulled 15033; Texas 13022, Philadelphia, February 15.—Wool, steady and unchanged. Boston, February 14 —Wool, steady : Ohio and Pennsylvania extra fleece 30 ; XX 31032; No. 1 35036; Michigan ex tra 29 ; Other grades unchanged New York, February 14.—Wool, quiet and steady: Domestic fleece 22@37; pulled 15@33 ; Texas 13022. Reduction iu Freight Rates. St Louis, Febrnary 12. —The Missouri Pacific and ail other roads running west from here announce a cut, to go into effect to-morrow, of from two to two aDd a half cents on all uoper, and from one to two and a halt cents on all lower classes of freight to Missouri river points. Chicago, February 13. —The cuts made to-day by the warring western roads were unimportant, but the Burlington announces that to-morrow, in connection with the Burlington & Missouri River road, they will reduce grain rates from all Nebraska stations on the Missouri river eight cents per hundred pounds. This is a heavy blow to the Iowa and Chicago trunk lines, as they have about 12,000,000 bushels of grain cribbed and stored in Western Iowa, which will be hurried to the market at re duced rates. Chicago, February 14. —The Burlington to-day carried ont its threat and put in reduced grain rates from Nebraska points and Missouri river to Chicago. It is under stood that the St. Paul, Rock Island and Noithwestern will combine to keep up the old rates on corn and ignore the cuts. Rates on horses and mules in car loads were reduced by all lines from Kansas City to Chicago and from Council Bluffs and Omaha, to $30. Ticket Commission Abolished. New York, February 10.—The Canadian Pacific to-day signed a joint circular refer ring to the abolishment of the payment of a commission to agents selling tickets in trunk territory. Tickets of the read will be placed in all trunk line offices to-mor ro. New Telegraph Invention. New York, February 13.—Thomas Edi son as inventor and the Western Union Telegraph Co. as owner have received let ters patent on a new harmonic telegraph method of transmission by means of which two hor more messages may be sent in the same or different directions on the same wire. Proposed Legislative Reform. Louisville, Ky., February 10.—The legislative committee which has been in vestigating the condition of the famous Rowan county returned to Frankfort this morning. A very deplerable state of affairs was found to exist, and it is prob able that the connty will either be abol ished or transferred to other judicial dis-, tricts. Financial Aid. Cincinnati, February 10.—E. N. Roth, of the St. Nicholas Hotel, one of the di rectors and stockholders of the Metropoli tan Bank, will lose, it is estimated, from $30,000 to $40,000 by the suspension of the bank. President Means, a brother of John Means, will give what assistance he can to his brother. Champion Sculling Match. Trabue, Fla, February 11.—A single sculling race took place to-day for a purse of $1,000 and the championship of America. The rowers were John Teemer, of Pittsburg ; Albert Hamm, of Boston, and John McKay, of Halifax. Teemer won in 20.04, McKay 20 08, Hamm 20.10. International Arbitration. London, February 10.—Mr. Bright has written to the editor of the Milan Secolo an answer to the latter's letter in favor of international arbitration. Mr. Bright says he observes with surprise and sorrow taat Italy is treading in the steps of other pow ers in establishing enormous armaments. Urgent Military Move. London, February 11.—The British war office has issued an urgent order for the expedition of the details of a new and im portant mobilizing scheme. It also has ordered the military centers to supplj the details of facilities for summoning reserves and increasing battalions from depots with in 48 hours. England's Otter to the Czar. London, February 14.—A dispatch from Paris to the Time3 says : Authentic infor mation has been received from St. Peters burg that Lord Randolph Churchill, on his recent visit, submitted to the Czar a pro posal relative to England's policy as re gard's Russia's proposition in a way that Russia should be left liberty of action in Europe on condition that she shall not further encroach upon Afghan territory. It is stated that the Czar favors this policy, and if it should be adopted, would even not object to Afghanistan becoming an in tegral part of India. Established 1864. A. G. CÎ.ABKE. THOMAS CONRAI*. J. C. CURTIN. CUKE, CONRAD & CURTIN, Importers of and Jobbers and Retail Dealers in Heavy Shelf and Building HARDWARE. SOLE AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated "Superior" and Famous Acorn COOKING AND HEATING STOVES, AND f. G. Fislier's Cincinnati ffromM Iron Ranges fe r Hotels anl family ßse. 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Thomas cr bon»', bulky Hay Itakes: Fürst A Bradley Snlfccy and Gang Plows Cultivators and Harrows: Standard Disk Harrows; Planet, jr. Garden Drills, Cultivators and Horse Hoes : Grass Need Sowers; Victor Feed Mills ; Horse rowers and Grinding Mills; Hand-Bakes, Forks, Shovels, Spades. Mattocks and Hoes: Porcelain Lined Pumps and Tub ing; Chicago Tongue Ncrapers ; Colombia M heel and Drug Scrapers ; Railroad Grading Plows : Barb Wire: Bailing Hire: Binding Twine: Heavy and Light Team Harness; Single ahd Double Buggy Harness; Dorse Blankets, "Whips Lap Robes: Tents and Awnings |: Buggy, < arriage anil U agon Covers: Etc.. Etc. Togther with a full line of Extra« and Repairs lor Wagons, Carriages. Bng. gies, Binders and all Machiney.7 Orders by Mail receive prompt attention. North Main Street, Helena, Montana. SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, AND HOUSE F URNISHIN G GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. Spencer & Nye. Manufacturers and Dealers in HARNESS AND 'SADDLES. HELENA, W MONTANA Send for' Illustrated? Catalogue.' URPEE'S SEEDS, FARM ANNUAL F0R1888 Will be sent FREE to all who writ« for iW It is* Handsome Book of 128 pp„ with handreds of illus trations, Colored Flutes, and tells -di about the BEST GARDEN, FARM, and FLU WEB Baiba, Plant*, and Valuable .v«ir Books on Garden Tapir*. It de scribes Kare Novelties in VEGETABLES and FLOWERS, of real value, which cannot be obtained elsewhere. Send address on a postal for the moat complete Catalogue published, to ATLEE BURPEE A CO., PHILADELPHIA, PAJ ATTENTION! Purchasers of CARPETS, WALL PAPER,and HOU8E FURN ISHINC GOODS, Will Sava Money by awaiting the arrival of A. P. CUltTIW'S NEW STOCK. Nothing like it ever before shipped to this market.