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Delaware yesterday elected a solid
delegation for Blaine.
The Union Labor nominee for President
is R. If. Cowdry, of 111 ; for Vice President
W. H. Wakefield, of Kansas.
Chacncey M. Dkpew will appear in
the Chicago convention as chairman of the
State delegation of New York. Mr.
Depew is a pretty clo*e friend of a man of
the name of Blaine.
The sheep industry, in which a million
men are employed and $350,000,000 is in
vested, is to he sacrificed l>ecause it is
chietly a Northern industry, while rice and
BUgar, less deserving and inferior in every
respect, are sparei because they are ex
clusively Southern industries.
The Australian colonies are determined
to put a stop to Chinese immigration, and
their peremptory exclusion of all un
naturalized Chinese is likely to prove a
serious embarrassment to the British gov
ernment. The Chinese Embassador in
London has protested against the action of
the colonies as incompatible with the
growth of friendly relations between China
and Great Britain. The upshot of it will
he that Great Britain, not daring to defy
the general convictions of such powerful
colonies, will have to make some conces
sions in the matter of trade regulations
that were forced upon China under duress
Yesterday was a great day at the capi
tal of Texas, the occasion being the accep
tance and dedication of the new capitol
building, said to he the largest and finest
in the country, next to the capitol build
ing at Washington. A notable part of the
programme was the presence of a Mexican
delegation, representing the President of
Mexico. Times have changed since the
battle of the Alamo was fought. The once
feeble colony of Old Mexico has become
one of the grandest States of the American
Union, and the Mexicans will be naturally
led to consider what has caused this wide
difference in development and growth.
Judge CATON, of Illinois, gives a singu
lar reason for favoring the repeal of the
tariff. He is engaged at Ottawa in manu
facturing glass. He says: "Up to date I
have never received a dividend. The high
taritï imposed for our protection has' all
gone to the laborers." He further says that
if the tariff were abolished and all our
works shut down for a year, the laborer
would be glad to go to work for such wages
as would leave some profit to the manu
facturer. Yet the Democrats are constantly
asserting that all the benefits of the t ariff
go to the manufacturers. It is well for
laboring men to note this argument for
free trade. The blow is aimed at them.
The capitalist can afford to wait a year till
this free trade bubble bursts, hut the poor
man will starve in a few days without
work or means.
While we are not in favor of selling
franchises for street railroads, but keeping
them always subordinate to public con
venience and interests, it would have been
wiser to have required any company that
desired to engage in this enterprise to sup
ply all the reasonable demands of the city.
To allow one company to select only the
routes fctbut are at once highly profit
able, subordinates public convenience to
corporate profits. The more profitable
portions of the system ought to contribute
to support other portions not so profitable,
but of great convenience to the public. It
may he that the different companies will
hereafter consolidate, but they all ought
to be under one management, ran to con
nect and sait general convenience, with
commutation tickets. Before the compli
cation gets worse, some general policy
should be devised.
The election for members of the legisla
ture takes place in Oregon on June 5th,
and the administration has conceived the
idea of carrying the Slate to impart some
degree of enthusiasm to the St. Lonis con
vention, which assembles on that day to
renominate Cleveland. The legislatnre to
be elected will have the election of a
United States Senator to succeed Senator
Dolph. The State Senators to he elected
will hold over t wo years and vote for the
election of Senator Mitchell's successor
Among the methods of the Democrats to
carry the State is the promotion of a Pro
hibition movement. There is a fall con
gressional and legislative Prohibition ticket
in the field. St. John, of Kansas, is on the
stump, and is making strong efforts to get
a large Prohibition vote in order to defeat
the Republicans, against whom he has
l>een rancorous ever since the exposure of
his proceedings in 1931. The Democrats
hold the State administration in Oregon,
and are making every effort from the State
and National offices to carry the day. The
Republicans of the State are alive to the
situation, however, and do not propose to
let it go Democratic.
THE EXCURSION.
The excursion over the Montana Cen
tral to Great Falls yesterday, tendered
by President Broadwater to the Helena
Board of Trade and their invited guests,
was a glorious success and hugely enjoyed
by the 250 participants. Col. Broad
water had reason to be proud of bis
work, and Helena had reason to be
proud of Col. Broadwater. That they
were so, was soon demonstrated, for soon
after starting the crowd was polled
for presidential preferences, and
Broadwater beaded the score,
though he himself voted for Blaine.
The skies were overcast with clouds,
and we presume a glimmering doubt
whether the excursion would start de
layed some in reaching the depot on
time, but the cars were comfortably well
filled and the train moved on time, as
everything does that Broadwater engi
neers. It proved after all to be an ex
ceptionally favorable day. In the lux
urious cars everything was provided for
the comfort of the guests. Every
moment the interest of every
one was challenged to some new
surprise. We doubt if any section of
the country can furnish finer scenery
than the road from Helena to Great
Falls. It never becomes monotonous
even in its grandeur and wildness. At
no time is a passenger made anxious for
his personal security. To those who
have frequented the stage road from
Helena to Benton a good part of the
route is already lamiliar, but along the
margin of the Missouri river they enter
upon the full enjovmentjof a new region
of interest which but few have had the
pleasure or opportunity to become fam
iliar with. It seems as if a perso
might travel this route every day in
the year and find something of new in
terest. In this dry region everyone
longs to see water, and on the Montana
Central, running water is almost con
stantly in sight and close proximity.
Again, while one enjoys for a littie the
sight of naked and precipitous walls and
masses of rock, too much of the thing is
not agreeable. The utilitarian is deeply
imbedded in our nature, and we do not
care to see too much of what is waste
and worthless. Along the Montana
Central utility and beauty go hand in
hand. We fancied the day would
soon come when there would
be handsome country residences
along the Missouri as along the Hudson,
and there are hundreds of choice spots
now accessible, where the greed for a
sight of running water could be easily
gratified, while all the advantages of
access to the metropolis could be had at
little cost of time and money.
We have never seen a grander sight,
nor one of more exquisite beauty at the
same time, than when the train emerged
from the Prickly Pear canyon into the
broader one of the Missouri. The sum
mits of the mountains were white with
recently fallen snow, and fleecy, feathery
clouds were floating around their high
est peaks, while over the lower flanks
the rolling foothills and the re
ceding, winding little valleys there was
a fresh, velvety mantle of purest green.
It was a rare combination of beauty that
would extort exclamations of delight
from the most unromantic soul. As the
train moved along through this enchant
ing scenery herds of horses and flocks of
sheep could be seen on all sides bound
ing away either in fright or the ''exu
berance of life, while the cattle seemed
too intent on rich pasturage to indulge
any needless interruption. The water
in the Missouri was at a good stage and
was full of floating logs destined for
Myers & Maclay's saw-mill. Flocks of
wild ducks were rising and winging
themselves away all the time.
Like a set of school children let loose
from the irksome confinement of the
school room for a long vacation, the con
stituents of the Board of Trade were in
the humor to enjoy everything. As the
train moved up the crest of the little
divide between the Missouri and Sun
River, where the first sight of Great
Falls broke upon the view, there was
new provocation for surprise and delight.
Here almost as far as the eye could
reach in every direction was a stretch of
verdant pasture, some time to become
waving wheat fields, dotted with farm
houses, and in very center of all the fair
city of Great Falls as a natural center.
In October, 1865, we had made our
first visit to this scene and spot. Snow
covered the whole region and there was
not the faintest trace of human habita
tion. In the fiat at the junction of the
Sun River with the Missouri were gath
ered hundreds of antelope, while wild
geese by the thousands were dis
porting in Sun River. A great
change had taken place in less
than a quarter of a century, and still the
work of change has apparently just com* 1
menced. Our train was soon over the
twin bridges and we were exchanging
salutations with friends in the heart of
the future Great.
Without stopping to unload, merely
making a few exchanges, the train moved
on over the road only completed the day
bfore to the great smelting works now in
process of erection four miles below the
city.
Arrived here there were hasty visits to
the great springs and to the falls below.
These things of wonderful beauty,
neglected for centuries, begin to shovr
signs of being appreciated and appro
priated.
Notwithstanding we were in a meas
ure prepared to see much, the sight of
the works laid out, as well as what had
already been accomplished, astonished
us. Here are going to be the greatest
smelting works in America, the Swansea
of the United States. Here is the power
in sight and the evidence that men of
1
ample means are demonstrating their
faith by their works.
The Childs family is engaged in no
Childs play in building smelting works
for Montana. Harry seems to have the
start of Billy at present, but we are
equally interested in both winning. We
want to see the ores that fill our moun
tains worked up at home, and it will
take many large smelters to do it. Let
Montana work up her raw material at
home, giving employment to tens of
thousands of skilled workingmen and
affording a market fur our agricul
turists and stock men to supply. This
is the true theory of a prosperous State.
The party was disappointed in only
one feature of the programme, the ex
cursion to Sand Coulee and the coal
mines, which had to be omitted for lack
of time. Perhaps about one car load of
the visitors would have preferred a visit
to the coal mines to an inspection of the
city, but it was not thought best to di
vide, and the majority were better satis
fied to take in the city and make an
earlier start for home.
The hours passed both quickly and
pleasantly in greetings of old friends, in
strolling through the broad avenues and
hearing of the fabulous flights of real
estate. Great Falls has great faith in
the future, and has solid backing'for its
expectations. Surely the people of Hel
ena ought 'to rejoice at all the achieve
ments and advancements made here, for
they will aid and not antagonize her
chief interests. Soon the Montana Cen
tral will be completed to Butte, at least
by the approaching Fourth of July, and
it will then connect by the shortest and
best route possible, and by the best road
that can be built, the three great cities
of Montana—Great Falls, Helena and
Butte. These will prove the triple
crown for the Queen of the Mountain
States when she comes into the posses
sion of her kingdom.
To tell half of the suggestions that
come in the train of this excursion
would require a volume, and are beyond
the limits of our space.
It does not often fall to the lot of oi.e
man to be the chief engineer of the
bull team and mule train freighting bu
siness, and president of the most com
plete railroad system for toe same re
gion of people. Yet Montana is the fa
vored one to see this realized in her own
brief history and exemplified in the
career of one of her citizens still in the
prime of life. _
FOREIGN LABOR.
The local Cleveland organ remarks
that in 1880 full 33 per cent, of foreign
born laborers were employed in our
manufactories, which proportion has
since been prebably increased, and
upon this state of facts remarks that this
is the way protection protects foreign
labor. Here is a fresh reiteration of
what it so recently professed to recant.
Here is a direct appeal to the native
born to array dimself against the foreign
born citizen. We say that it is not foreign
labor that is peformed in this countr?
by foreign born citizens. It is American
labor in every sense, the profits and the
proceeds of such labor being altogether
American. It is a part of American
industry, enterprise, strength, and the
only thing foreign is the accident of
birth. Is the Democratic party going
to plant itself on a platform of hostility
to citizens of foreign birth ?
How singular to see the Democratic
corral placarded with such flaming
posters as these : "No Irish need ap
ply !" "Down with the Dutch !" etc.
The fact is that many manufacturing
industries have been transplanted entire
from Europe, machinery, workmen and
all. The advantage of having access to
our market and feeling the thrill of en
terprise that characterizes everything in
this country offsets the higher rates of
wages. The foreign workmen that are
thus induced to come to this country do
not in any case work for the wages that
they received in the old country, and
they almost universally become Ameri
can citizens in the shortest time possible.
In this way England got all its manu
factures and skilled labor from the Con
tinent. It is very rare that new indus
tries are created; they are imported and
developed. From the first skilled work
men imported the apprentices acquire
the skill and all succeeding generations
enjoy the advantages. It is certainly
better for us in every way to have these
new industries with skilled workmen
established in this country where they
consume the products of our soil and
spend their earnings in various ways to
add to the wealth of this country, rather
than to import simply the product of
their labor at a dead cost.
Sixty of the district delegates repre
senting the Republicans of the Empire
State are reported as determined to cast
their votes for Mr. Blaine just as qnick as
they can get the chance.
Suit in Equity.
Philadelphia, May 18 —Two bills in
equity were filed against Mrs. Delia Par
nell, mother of the Irish parliamentarian,
of formal attachment issned against her
attorney. The plaintiffs are Mary R.
Stewart and the administratrix of the
estate of Charlotte Smith, both of whom
are connected with the Parnell family.
They aver that in 1875 they gave Mrs.
Parnell sums of money aggregating $7,500'
which she was to invest and pay dividends.
They received snms at regular intervals
until 1883, when payments ceased, and
they claim that they have been unable to
get an accounting from Mrs. Parnell. The
court is asked to issue a writ of foreign
attachment against Mrs. Parnell's property
in this city, and that she be ordered to file
an accounting.
The Parnell Manifesto.
Rome, May 18. —The Parnellite manifes
to has startled the Vatician authorities,
when they thought the Parnellites would
follow the priests in submission.
Children Cry for Pitcher's CastoricL
REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
Col. Eaton, of Gallatin County, and T. C.
Power, of Lewis and Clarke, Chosen
Delegates to Chicago.
Babcock, of Yellowstone, and DeWitt, of
Silver Bow, Alternates—Charles
S. Warren for National
Committeeman.
Col. McCutcheon Opens the Convention
with an Eloquent Speech—Ora
tory of Nomination and
Acceptance Unusually
Fine.
The Greatest Enthusiasm Prevails and the
Work of the Convention is Harmon
iously Performed in a Three
Hour Session.
The Delegation Go Uninstructed, but the
Platform Hurrahs for the Plumed
Knight,
The Proceedings in Full Up to the Hour
of Adjournment,
ANTE-CONVENTION NOTES.
Prohesies as to the Result---Col.
Eaton Assured as Delegate
to Chicago.
Livingston, May 19.—[Special to the
the Herald.]—Except Madison and Beaver
head counties the territory will be fully
represented in the Republican territorial
convention, which assembles within the
next hoar. The delegates from the miss
ing counties will report on the arrival of
the incoming train. Indications point to
a harmonious session.
Captain Eaton's election to Chicago will
probably be agreed to with little if any
complaint, Col. Waters being indisposed to
permit his name to go before the conven
tion. Should the West Side delegations
come together on any one man, Estes, Mills
Hoge or Galbraith, they will likely decide
the choice of the second delegate.
Gen. Warren, of Batte, and Col. Mc
Cntcheon, of Lewis and Clarke, are active
ly debated for national committeemen.
The Blaine sentiment is very prononneed.
Many delegates, being decided in their
views, favor a stong endorsement.
CAUCUS OF WEST SIDE DELEGATES.
Livingston, May 19.—[Special to the
Herald.]—The west side counties in cau
cus bave just agreed to cast 33 votes for
Charles S. Warren for national committee
man and Geo. O. Eaton and Estes for dele
gates to Chicago.
CALLED TO ORDER.
Chairman McCutcheon Opening the
Livingston Convention.
Livingston, May 19.—[Special to the
Herald.]—The convention was called to
order by Territorial Committee Chairman
I. D. McCutcheoD, who read the Territorial
call, proceeding thereafter to deliver an
eloqnent address, which was frequently in
terrupted by the sounds of enthusiastic ap
plause. He spoke substantially as follows :
Gentlemen of the Convention :—Pursuant
to call we have met here to elect delegates
to a National Convention, which will select
the next President of the United States
In view of the political history written
daring the past four years, I speak advised
ly when I declare my convictions and the
convictions of Republicans everywhere
throughout the country, that the next
President of these United States will surely
be a Republican.
The people have grown tired and restless
ander the adminsrration of a Chief Magis
trate who has, during that period of time,
trampled under his feet every solemn
promise he had made to them. Even the
Mugwumps, who in 1884 had ceased to
worship anything but this political deifi
cation of their own, admit that they have
been sadly disappointed for the reason that
"civil service reform" in his bands and as
he has administered it, has become bat
little if any more than
a screaming farce.
It can be easily demonstrated that every
promise made by the President and his
party four years ago was made bat to be
broken, and that not a vestige of any so
called reform suggested by them or either
of tfcem can to day be found.
The reasons will readily suggest them
selves to every thinking man at all versed
in the history of our government and of
the political parties which have from time
to time controlled it. When the govern
ment was turned over to the Democratic
party, but little less than four years ago,
there was no occasion for reform. It bad
been conducted upon reform principles
daring a period of twenty-four years. Less
money had been lost by defalcations dur
ing that time than in any other like period
of our history. More money was handled
daring that time by Republican office
holders than has been handled by all
other officers ever holding positions under
the government, and when the final coant
was had and the last cent was paid over,
it was found to he on hand for that par
pose. We were promised in 1884 that the
enormous surplus in the treasury should
be speedily reduced. The Democratic
party had gone out of power in 1860 ander
suspicious circumstances at best, and this
promise was undoubtedly made to quiet
any possible fear the people might nave
that some possible Floyd or Thompson
might come in contact with it, and their
capidity be tempted
BEYOND THE POWER OF ENDURANCE.
In their platform of 1884 the Democrats
said: "That a change is necessary is
proven by the existing surplus of more
than $100,000,000 which has yearly been
collected from a suffering people. Unneces
sary taxation is unjust taxation." In his
last annual message the President devoted
no inconsiderable space to this subject, and
in the same connection attempted by a
sweeping blow to paralyze the industrial
pursuits of oar people, which had grown to
such splendid proportions under the pro
tection and fostering care of Republican
administration of the government. The
good faith of the President and his Demo
cratic allies in the matter of the redaction
of the surplus in the treasury could not
have been more severely tested than it was
bv Republican members of Congress, who
proposed to do this by the abolition of in
ternal taxes from which the government
had derived $70,000,000 more of revenue
daring the last eleven years than it had
derived from customs duties. This propo
sition has been oppœed by the President
and nearly every Democratic member of
Congress. The surplus has steadily in
creased and is to day much larger than it
was in 1884.
The Democrats said in their platform of
1884: "W «believe in a free ballot and a
fair count " If this was the expression of
an honest belief there cannot be a clear con
science existing within a Democrat in a
majority of the States south of the
MASON AND DIXON LINE.
The President said in his letter of ac
ceptance four years ago: "The public de
partments will not be filled with those
who conceive it to be their first duty to aid
the party to which they owe their place,
instead of rendering patient and honest re
turn to the people." This is a matter over
which he had absolute and unqualified
control, and yet what bave we seen ? The
departments are the headquarters of pol
itical committees, and the officers in con
trol in many instances are dragooning
postmasters throughout the country into
ABJECT AND SERVILE i'ARTY SERVICE
to the detriment of the public interests.
The Navy Department began its operations
under the new adminstration by needlessly
crashing oat the splendid ship hailding
operations conducted by grand old John
Roach. The Interior Department conduct
ed its business upon a plan best calculated
to crush oat the lives and destroy the
hopes and property of the poor settlers
upon the public domain. The Postoffice
Department was never so badly conducted,
and to-day there comes up from every por
tion of the country a demand for better
postal service. The Department of Justice
has been the department of jobbery aDd
the
"SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL."
The President announced as one of the
cardinal principles upon which his admin
stration should be conducted, that offen
sive partisanship on the part of public
officers would not be tolerated. Soon after
his adminstration began he suspended Dis
trict Attorney Benton of Missouri, and
District Attorney Stone of Pennsylvania
for an alleged violation of this principle.
Benton was the most pronounced in his
violation, and yet being a Democrat, he
was restored to his office, while Stone,
being a Republican, was removed. Tbe
President also declared with reference to
employes in tbe public service that " merit
and competency shall be recognized instead
of party subserviency or the surrender of
honest political belief." Yet within two
years 43,000 faithful and competent
employes found to their sorrow
that merit and competency are rarely
found by the present adminstration outside
the ranks of the Democratic party. While
fonr years ago he was declared to be much
better than his party, the President has
never failed to be
OBSEQUIOUSLY SUBSERVIENT TO ITS
EVERY BEHEST.
The Democratic party has never been
able to keep pice with the growth of the
conntry, and what they ought to know to
day they never find oat until next week,
or ant.il some later period.
Soon after his nomination Mr. Cleveland
was serenaded at Albany, New York, aDd
in the coarse of his speech apon that occa
sion he declared that "parties may be
come so arrogant and careless of the inter
ests of the people as to grow heedless of
their responsibilities to their masters, but
the time comes as certainly as death
when tbe people weigh them in the bal
ance." This sentiment
SOUNDS LIKE A SOLILOQUY,
which might readily suggest itself to a
Democrat of 1884, as he pondered upon the
condition of things as they existed in 1860
and 1861. It may have been intended
as a word of warning, but if so both he and
his party have heedlessly disregarded it.
For the reasons contained in this declara
tion and for many more I have not the
time to enumerate, the people have
weighed the present adminstration and tbe
party responsible for it, and will dec'are at
the polls in November next that they are
found wanting in every essential element
of govermental success.
Four years ago Mr. Cleveland made a decla
ration with reference to himself in which
be said : "We recogmze in the eligibility
of the President for re-election
A MOST SERIOUS DANGER
to that calm, deliberate and intelligent
political action which must characterize a
government by the people." Yet in view
of this danger he himself has foretold, he
is to-day employing the power of every de
partment of the government to secure his
re-election.
The people have made and are making
other arrangements, and tbe present ad
minstration will be limited by its first
term A National convention has been
called to meet in Chicago on the 19th of
June, and it will name the man who will
condnct the affairs of State, beginning
with March 4th, 1889, and declare the
policy of an adminstration which will
JEALOUSLY GUARD
every interest of a suffering people from
and after that date. Whether we place
apon this platform the man from Maine,
the man from Indiana, the man from Ohio,
or the man from Iowa, a majority of the
voters will enthusiastically follow his
standard to the glorious victory to which
he will surely lead them.
TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION.
Livingston, May 19.— [Special to the
Herald.]—On motion of Carter, of Lewis
and Clarke, Hon. John Potter, of Gallatin
county, was unanimously elected tempo
rary chairman. Bourquiu, of Silver Bow,
was chosen secretary. Committees on
credentials, permanent organization, order
of business and resolutions were appointed
by the chair, the membership of each
being composed of the delegates of the
several counties. LewLs and Clarke is
represented thereon by Craven, Seligmaa
and McCutcheon.
THEY TAKE A RECESS.
Livingston, May 19.—[Special to the
Herald.]—The convention recessed until
1:15 p. m, awaiting the reports of the sev
eral committees. The interval is being
improved by the [friends of the candidates
toinduce their committal for choice of dele
gates. Eaton will undoubtedly be elect
ed. The contest promises to be sharp be
tween Estes and Power and the result de
pends upon the success of certain combina
tions iu either case.
PERMANENTLY ORGANIZED.
Livingston, May 19.—[Special to the
Herald.]—The convention reassembled at
1:30 o'clock. The report of the committee
on credentials was adopted. Permanent
organization was effected as follows :
President—John Potter, of Gallatin.
Secretary—George Bourquin, of Silver
Bow.
Assistant Secretary—George M. Holdo,
of Meagher.
A motion to proceed to the election of
two delegates to Chicago prevailed.
NOMINEES FOB DELEGATES.
Livingston, May 19. —[Special to the
Herald.]—Iu eloquent speeches Col. Geo.
O. Eaton was nominated by Burleigh, of
Beaverhead coanty, and seconded by
Carter, of Lewis and Clark couuty. Thos.
C. Power was nominated by Marray, of
Missoula coanty, and seconded by Jere
Sullivan, of Choteau, and A. J. Craven, of
Lewis and Clarke county. Steven R.
Estes was nominated by Whitehead, of
Deer Lodge county, and seconded by Bray
and Irvin of Silver Bow coanty.
THE DELEGATES NAMED.
Livingston, May 19.—[Special to the
Herald.]—Col. Geo. O. Eaton and Hon. T
C. Power have been chosen delegates to the
Republican National convention at Chi
cago.
Livingston, May 19.—[Special to the
Herald.]—The vote on the first ballot
stood: Eaton, 85; Power, 48; Estes, 39.
On motion, the election of Eaton and
Power was made nnanimous. Col. Eaton
is now addressing the convention, amid
mach enthusiasm.
Livingston, May 19.—[Special to the
Herald]-A. L. Babcock of Ye'lowstone,
and W H. Dowitt, of Silver Bow, were
elected alternate delegates to Chicago.
Livingston, May 19.— [Special to the
Herald.]—Gen. Charles 3. Warren, of
Butte, was declared the choice of the con
vention for territorial member of the
national committee.
THE RESOLUTIONS.
Livingston, May 19. —[Special to the
Herald.]—The following resolutions as
part of the platform were enthusiastically
and nnanimonsly adopted :
" Resolved , That it is the sense of this
convention that its delegates to Chicago
shonld go uninstructed. However, we
take this occasion to fratefnlly remembei
the services rendered at all times to Mon
tana territory by America's lofty patriot,
the greatest statesman and most eminent
citizen, Hon. James G. Blaine, and to
say that every Republican beneath
the shadows of the Rocky Mountains
would hail with delight his election to the
Presidency of the United States."
The convention at 3:30 o'clock ad j oar ned
sine die.
SOUTHERN PRESBYTERIANS.
Discussing the Propriety of Church
Union.
Baltimore, May 18.— The conference
committee on union with the Presbyterian
cbnrch, north, presented a report giving
the correspondence of the tiro branches.
A lively discussion as to the proper dispo
sition to make of the report folic wed. The
report was dually referred to the commit
tee on bills and overtures.
The committees on central celebration
reported in favor of accepting the invita
tion of the northern assembly, in session
at Philadelphia, to join the celebration of
the centennial. Referred to the committee
on freednun.
The report of the committee on home
missions indicated very favorable progress
in the work.
Then came the question of chief interest.
In the report of the conference committee
with the northern Presbyterian general
assembly on the question of union of the
two bodies, tbe report substantially stated
that a series of formal inquiries had teen
submitted by the southern to the northern
assembly. In regarel to the colored people
it was stated in this communication that
the southern church had adoped a pflicy
of independence from them ; another was
in regard to the powers and responsibili
ties of the ecclesiastical board ; another
treated of the Calvinistic articles of faith;
another was in regard to the spirituality
of the chnrch. In regard to the colored
people the answer was that the northern
chnrch was not in favor of setting them off
in separate organizations. In regard to
the doctrine or policy agitating the noith
ern churches in regard to spirituality, it
was responded that tbe general assembly
is formed with the duty of refoimation of
the manner and promotion ot truth, char
ity aDd holiness. Union is favored with
the fullest confidence in the Christian char
acter and doctrinal soundness of both.
Friday next was fixed as the time for a
discussion of the repot t. .
A discussion of the report of the com
mittee on edneation occupied tbe remain
der of the session.
THC FUNEREAL MONTH OF
MARCH.
An observant metropolitan barber
says that he can tell one's physical con
dition by the state of the hair!
The Bible tells us that with his hair
gone Samson lost his strength. The
Romans considered baldness a serious
a ffiction and Julies Cæsar was never
quite satisfied with himself because his
poll was hare.
The face, however, is the open hook
a id me can readily trace in its various
expressions, lines, changes and com
plexion the state of the system.
The eye that is unusually bright and
yet has a pallid brightness, the face
upon whose cheeks nature paints a rose
o singular beauty and flush,more marked
in contrast w ith the alabaster appearance
of the forehead and nose and lower part
of the face, is one oi those whom the
skilled physician w ill tell you w ill some
day dread the funereal month of March,
because it is then that consumption reaps
its richest harvest. Consumption they
tell us is caused by this, that and the
other thing, by microbes in the air, by
micro-organisms in the blood, by defi
cient nutrition, by a thousand and one
things, but whatever the cause, decay
begins with a cough and the remedy
that will effectually stop the cause of
that cough cures the disease of the
lungs.
That is all there is of it.
The cough is an evidence of a wasting.
To stop it effectually, a remedy must be
used that will search out ttie cause, re
move that and then heal the lung and do
away with the cough. This is the power,
special to itself, possessed alone by
Warner's Log Cahin Cough and Con
sumption remedy. This is no new fangled
notion of n ircotics and poisons, hut an
old-fashionel preparation of balsams,
roots and herbs, such as was used by
Qur ancestors many years ago, the for
mula of which has been secured ex
clusively by the present manufacturers
at great trouble and expense. It is not a
mere cold-dryer. It is a system-searcher
and upbuilder and a consumption ex
pellant. Where others fail, it wins, be
cause it gets at the constitutional cause
and removes it f rom the system.
J. W. Hensuw of Greensboro, Pa., on
January 15, 1888, reported that "he had
derived more real benefit for the length
of time, from Warner's Log Cabin Cough
and Consumption remedy than he had
for years from the best State physicians."
If you have a cough, night sweats,
"positive assurance in your own mind
that you, oh—you, have no consump
tion," and yet lose flesh, appetite,
courage, as your lungs waste away, you
may know that soon the funereal month
of March will claim you, unless promptly
and faithfully you use the article named.
If other remedies have failed try this one
thoroughly. If others are offered, insist
the more on trying this unequaled pre
paration.
Some persons are prone to consump
tion and they should never allow the
disease to become seated.
C.
FERGUS COUNTY COURT.
Confession and Conviction of Wm. H.
Burgess—lndictment of George
Shepard for the Murder of
George Matt.
Lewistown, May 13.—[Special Herald
correspondence.]—After being out thirty
hours, the jnry in the case of the Territory
vs. Wm. H. Burgess found the défendent
guilty of murder in the second degree,
with recommeudatiun to mercy. Tne
Judge will pronounce sentence on Wednes
day. Following are the names of the
jurors who tried the case :
J. J. Singefuss, R. A. Clark, David Tali',
C. M. Beiden, L. H. Sweetland. Eugene
Lewright. Ed. Brassy (foreman), Horæe
Collins, Ed. Monry, C. E. Richards. B. H.
Bowman, Solomon Lulz.
THEORY OF THE DEFENSE.
The defense produced testimony to show
that a conspiracy was formed in Maiden on
the night of September 9th last, that a
certain number of armed individuals
should go on the following morning to the
Florence mine to retake the possession
thereof and oust Burgess therefrom. That
at early dawn some of those individuals
did proceed to the said mine and there
corral Burgess iu the cabin, stopped the
two men working for défendent, sortir^
ore, and ordered them from the premises.
That one of the said men known as Harry
Johnson refused to leave.Finally consent i ag,
in order to throw off suspicion that he
wanted to reach the cabin, he made a slight
detour, dashed for the ore house and suc
ceeded in informing Bnrgrss that men
were deployed round the the hill, armed
with Winchester rifles and slot gnns, and
that they were going to make u raid on
the cabin at the first favorable opportunity.
That the said Johnson then took some
chinking out from between the log® of
which the cabin was constructed (the de
fendant also making an apertnre by the
same means) for the purpose of watching
the movements of the armed men on the
hill. That there wan no food in said cabin,
and the belief was tbat Burgess was to be
starved oat or killed on making bis ap
pearance. Defense also produced witnesses
to show that O'Brien, deceased, at the time
when he was shot, held in bis hand a rifle.
THE CONFESSION
of defendant as to firing the fatal shot that
pierced the body of deceased and chilled
his limbs in death, together with a state
ment of his fears, was made yesterday, and
in brief is as follows :
"About seven or eight tninntes to six
o'clock I ate a very slight breakfast, and
Mr. Johnson went and got bis breakfast,
and he and Mr. Stevens came back and
went to work. Abont the time they went
to work, I went to prospect a little iu the
mine, looking for ore. After being absent
some three-fonrtbs of an honr I returned 1
sat down and lit my pipe. Heard footsteps
on the platform outside, and O'Brien's voice
said, "Harry, where is Burgess?" I could not
hear what Johnson said, and they appar
ently passed on. About half past twelve
o'clock a man came running to the mine
and threw himself into the tunnel at the
back of tbe cabin. I asked what was the
matter and he said he was surrounded
with armed men. that Lackey and O'Brien
had gone to town and they would soon be
back and make a raid on the ore bouse
cabin. I felt very sore at the time ; did
much. Believe I said
cabin. I felt very sore at the time ; did
not say much. Believe I said to him, "The
game is up," and Johnson went and opened
a piece of chinkiDg from the north
side and I opened one near the
window, sat down and watched this
hole every minute or two. After being
there some few minutes I saw O'Brien ap
proaching the cabin with a Winchester
rifle in his hand like this (describing posi
tion of rifle) apparently making a sneak
to the ore house. I reached for my rifle,
ran it through this hold in the chinking,
and O Brien had got b-hind a stump. His
Winchester was on the lower side some ten
or twelve inches, and the top of his hat
showing just over the stump.- Looked
out again and O'Brien had stepped out to
a point five or six feet with his r fle in his
hand. Looked atan and saw him with
h ; s side toward the ore Louse. I
reached for my Winchester, got it, and
tarred it loose. As the smoke raised I
could see O'Brien leaping down the hill
like a log."
The rebuttal endeavored to prove that
O'Brien was standing a considerable dis
tance from the point where Burgess swears
he shot O'Brien, that O'Brien was in his
shirt sleeves and unarmed, about to par
take of lunch with three others, who were
there seated, eating their meal.
ANOTHER INDICTMENT.
George Shepherd was indicted to day for
mnrder in the first degree. The indict
ment states that he. with a revolver, shot
one George Matt at Musselshell post office,
on the Maiden and Junction stage route,
on the 23d day of April. Deceased was
shot through the head, above the ear,
cansing instant death. The men were
playing cards on the day above mentioned,
and npon George Shepherd's winning a
game and claiming the pot, deceased got
up and said he (Shepherd) would never
get out of the house with the $20, ap
proached the bar and was in the act of
of putting cartridges into a Winchester,
when Shepherd fired the fatal sho.
POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
An Interview With Chairman Jones in
Regard to the Republican
Prospects.
Pittsrurg, May 18. —Ben Jones, chair
man of the Repnblican National Com
mittee, who returned from the east last
evening, made the following answers to
the questions of a reporter. "My visit to
New York was on private business. It Lad
not the slightest political significance. I
regard the prospect for the success of the
Republican party as most encouraging, and
I believe tbat any one of the prominent
presidential candidates, who are thorough
protectionists, can be elected. Undoubtedly
the controlling issue in the campaign will
be protection to American industries
against free trade, or tarif! for revenue
only. It will be an American system vs.
a British system. Mr. Cleveland has made
the issue squarely and his party must
stand by him or again ignominiouslv re
treat from their position and fight under
false colors."
"No. Mr. Blaine has not appointed a
residuary legatee, nor has he expressed a
preference for any candidate. His wish is
that the best man may win. Mr. Blaine
will not write another letter, affirming or
withdrawing his declination. At least 1
see no reason why he should. That was
intended to be final. I believe Blaine
would have been nominated by acclama
tion if he had not withdrawn from the
field. I do not kDow what Le would do if
he should receive a unanimous nomination
by the Chicago convention, bat I should
think it would be hard to resist the de
mand of the party which so highly honored
him. Upon the whole, I think these ques
tions are not for me Dor even for Blaine to
answer, but for the Republican party in
assembly. There is no truth in the re
ports that a few of Blaine's friends have
had concerted action for the purpose of
putting him forward again as a candidate,
nor is there any truth in the report that
Blaine has relented and would now like to
have his name go before the convention.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castor!^

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