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FISK BROS. S. E. FISK, Publishers. Editor THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1889. _The Billings Gazette's choice: If Power is not made Govern.r, he is the Gazettes candidate for U. S. Senator, and Sanders is the other. ___ The new Commissioner of Pensions is Gen. Green B Ruun, of Illinois. He was appointed this morning and qualified and entered upon his duties at noon. Every issue of the Independent belies its own words, "There is no occasion for vio lence of speech.'' With the Democratic paper it is all preach and no practice. Bex two counties of the sixteen—Galla tin and Deer Lodge— returned majorities for Magiunis. Subtract the railroad pre cincts from one and Anaconda from the other, and the Major would have had none.___ The reason aligned by tne Independent for pronouncing oar former statement "un qualifiedly false'' does not eustain the as sertion. There was a return from Basin precinct and hence no power under the statute to send out for the returns. As there was a return the presumption arose that it was complete. To say that the law is undisputed that the board has no dis cretion in decliu ng to discharge an im perative duty to count the vote only and ju 3 t as it appears cn the face of the returns is more than begging the whole question. In the Jefferson county cas j the canvassers were a-ked to go beyond the face of the re turns to supply an allegtd omission; in the Silver Bow caie the objections sustained by the board vitiate the whole return as con ceived, bam and nursed in fraud. But we do not propose to discuss the question out side of the courts, where both sides caa have an equal show with law and evidence. From a some >hat extensive and intimate acquaintance with Messrs. Jack and Hall, we consider their character as good, at least, as that of any of their critics aDd tra dneers. The conspirators (Republicans) w<nt another sort of judge, and on the very day the vote in Silver Bow county was thrown out these men sent to Washington a mess ot trumped-up charges against Judge DeWolfe and asked tne President to re move him at once! * * * We say with positive knowledge that this step has actually been taken, incredible as it may sc ;m.— Independent. Tne above is an average specimen of the crazy vaporiDgs of the Democratic organ the past few days, growing cut of the re jection of the "railroaded" precinct in Sil ver Bow county. On the authority of the Chairman of the Republican State Com mittee the Herald is prepared to deny, and does deny, the assertion of the Inde pendent that "trumped-up charges against Jndge DeWolfe" have been sent to Wash ington "asking the President to remove him (DeWolfe) at once." The "positive knowledge" of the Democratic paper is do knowledge at all, and the Herald chal lenges it to show the contrary. Infamously false is the proper characterization by Chairman Seligman of the Independent s charge. In an interview in our local pages to day will be found a Link statement from friends of Mr. Henry Bernard in regard to the unfortunate occurrence in Iiah>, which appears to have been the only episode in an honorable career that can cause its p>s ee j sor or his friends a paogof regret. These statements, the Herald is told, will be fully born out bv the records of the Idaho courtand if so the deed for which Mr. Bernard was arraigoed as a criminal was one which any man might have com mitted in obedience to the first law of nature, self preservation Still, as we have said before, Mr. B-rnard is not on trial His career has been brought to light by the Democratic press, simply because he was a Republ.caa ani as a Republican assisted in the exposure of Democratic fraud. Since coming to Montana his repu tation has been that of an honest man and a capable one in every position that he has held. Tnat he has been nafortnnate we admit, but that his work at Silver Bjw ' s rotten borough is to be impugned because of his misfortune, is a proposition entirely insusceptible of logical proof. The Bismarck Tribune ot the 17th iost. contains the official vote tabulated from every organizsd county iu the State. This table shows 27,441 votes, cast for the con stitution and 8,107 cast against it. The Governor and Secretary canvassed the vote and certified the result to the President on the 16th, stating that they omitted the votes cast in unorganised counties, as they would not in any event altar the result. It will be s en that there were four times as many vatee cast against the constitution as in Montana, and the maj ority for the con stitution was barely half the total vote on Congressman. It shows that our canvass ing board have more satisfactory data, if not as foil returns to certify the result to the President. It shows also that the date wüen this certificate from North Dakota must have been made that there was no authority for the Independent's pre tended dispa'ch from Washington that the proclamation was being kept back for the report from Montana and would probably soon be isjned, leaving out Montana. We have the right to expect that our canvass ing board will piomptly discharge its clear doty, and that Montana will be proclaimed a State with the rest. Hard to Subdue. New York, October 19 —This morning au unknown man, stemingly a Swede, of gigantic bnild, suffering from delirium tremens, murderously assaulted a woman the street. He overpowered a big policem&D who tried to arrest him, and it took six men to subdue him. In the melee several.persons were hurt. j DELAYING THE CANVASS. A purported special from Washington intimates that Montana is likely to be left ont of the proclamation of the President ani her admission de ferred till after the mandamus case in Sil ver Bow county is determined If any such a delay occurs it will be wholly une 'ceasary. The extreme limit of the law has already been pissed for the re tarns of every county to be canvassed, and j the Territorial canvassing board cm within twenty-four hou s have the vote on the constitution complete sj that it can certify the result. For that matter there need not have been five minutes delay. The canvassing board could have certi fied the result ere this, to the effect that the constitution was adopted by more than ten to tnein all but a siDgle connty of Mon tana This result is within the bounds of troth and can be safely certified to by the board. Of what possible use or significance can it be whether there be a few more or less votes in the aggregate? It cannot by any possibility affect the remit, and that alone needs certification. All that the President needs to know is that a maj arity of the votei cast is for the adoption of the constitution It is nit of the slight est moment to know whether the majority is thirty or thirty fire thousand. The vote of every county has been canvaised and the result is witness-d on the public records of each county. Anybody can go to the Clerk's office in Stiver Bow county and ascertain the number of votes cast for and against the constitution, except in a single precinc.. It is the eane in every one of the counties. Tne tctal vote for and against the constitution can bd told at least within 200 votes, j as', as well to-day as to wait thirty days The law of Congress, known as the Omnibus Enabling Act, constitutes the canvassing board and provides its duties in the following terms: "Tne return) of said elections shall be made to the Secretary of each of the Ter ritories, who, with the Governor and Chief Justice thereof, or any two of them, shali canvass the same, and if a majority of the legal votes cast shall be for the cm stuution, the Governor shall certify the result to the President of the Uoited States, together with a statement of the votes cast thereon and upon separate articles or propo sitions, and a copy of said constitution, articles, propositions and ordinances." This is all the law on the subject and is rather indefinite in that it does not pie scribe who shall make th. j se returns to the Territorial Secretary, or within what time they shall be made, or prescribe any pen alty for the proper officer neglecting to make returns, nor does it prescribe the time within which the Territorial caavast- ing board shall meet and act. nor does it give them any power to send lor the re turns if they are not in by a certain day. The convention undertook to make the time more definite by providing that the canvassers " shall meet at the office of the Secretary of the Territory on or before the thirtieth day after the election and canvass the votes so cast, and declare the result. Bat the convention,clearly,could not change a law ol Congress, if it could do aDy legis lation whatever beyond the preparation of a constitntion. In violation of this paramount law of Congress, requiring returns to be made to the Secretary, some of the county clerks have sent them to the Auditor, as provided under the Territoridl Statutes, and the Sec retary declines to receive them from the Auditor, and they have to be sent back to the connty clerks again, so tint they may come direct from the official source to the proper officer. Are we to be kept oat Lorn becoming a State for such trifl.ng causes and obstacles» whether occurring thoughtlessly or inten tionally ? True, the law above quo led speaks of "canvassing returns" and of accompanying the cer.ificate of tbe result with " a state ment of the voter cast thereon." The use of the générai word "statement" is enough to satisfy odb that the .ntention ot Con gress was not to require the certificate to the exact number of votes. The result was only required to be certified, accompanied by a statement of the votes, aud this latter requirement would be Indy satisfied by the statement that the votes for the cons itu tion were ten times greater than those against it. We are satisfied that this view prevailed elsewhere, for within twenty-four hours after the votes had been cast in Dakota, the result had been certified to the Presi dent Inasmuch as aur Territorial statutes al lowed fifteen days for the county boards to make the canvass, we think the Territorial canvassers properly waited the expiratnn of this time But they need not wait a day longer. If they wait four days afier the exp.ration of the limit allowed tha county canvassing boards, f >r tbe retuns to come in hy mail from the county seats, it would be the utmost delay justified. Returns not then received might never be received, and as this board bas no power to send for returns they will be fully justified to act on such evidence as they can get. They can safely and properly "certify the result" and give a statement of votes that will bo within 200 of the complete count. Tbe President's proclamation caa be issued by the 20ih and include Montana as well as the other States, tor all the ob stacles that we can see in the law. Deer Lodge County seems to have cast the largest proportional vote against the constitution —whereas in other counties tbe opposition is less than one ia tec, in Deer Lodge the opposition is a little more than one in five. Wonder how the judges voted those Dagoes, who could not speak the English language and whose card only ► srid that they wanted to vote the straight D.-mocratic ticket? A r jund about infer ence might be drawn from the fact that a majority of the convention was Democratic; that the parry was favorable to adoption. But we cannot understand why Deer Lodge county should have aoy intelligent reason to opoose the constitution more than any other connty. revolutionary. The coarse suggested by us yesterday for the Territorial canvassing board created by Congress, is pronounced by the Independ ent as "the boldest and most revolutionary utterance seen in many a day." With all allowances of regret for such dissent, we see no reason to modify our opinion. W e believe that what we advised is strictly legal and in accordance with the spirit and intent of the law of Congress, which in fact is the only law in the case. Tne canvassing board created by the enabling act ia enti*ely distinct from that created by oar statute for canvassing the vo'e for Delegate to Congress. After the canvass of votes ia the several counties the returns are to be sent to the Secretary, and they are to be canvassed by the Secretary, Governor and Cnief Jastice, not by the United States Marshal and Treasurer. There is au entirely distinct board con stituted for an entirely different purpose, by an authority higher ttian the Territorial legislature or constitutional convention aud beyond the power of either to alter in any respect. The law that constituted this board does not define when or where it shall meet. The constitutional convention has undertaken to say by ordinance that it shall meet at the Secretary's office on or before the 30th day after election, but the convention might just as well have under taken to say when, where and how the President shall issne his proclamation. The enabling act says the returns shall be made to the Secretary, but it does not say by whom, or when or how, nor does it vest aoy power in the members of the canvassing board to send for the returns or prescribe any pena'ty for delay or neg'ect in forwarding the returns. Iu the absence of aoy specid: provisions, this congressional canvassing board is com pelled to pursue a reasonable anl discre tionary power to accomplish the end pro posed by its creation. It was reasonable to wait till th; county canvass was completed which under the Territorial statute is re quired to be male after the fifteenth day after the election at the farthest. It would further be reasonable to wait enough longer to allow for the completion of the canvass and tor the retarns to be sent by ordinary coarse of mail from each connty seat. Next Monday is the 21st. By that time there will have been ample time to have all the returns ia the Secretary's office. If any of them are lacking, it will be because the proper returning officer has neglected his duty and the canvassing boardc n and we think should, go on and discharge its daty with the bast means at its com mand. There is no chance for any doubt of the resalt on the vote on the constitution. The papers of the Territory have it so nearly correct that one could safely swear that it would not vary 200 from the figures an nounced, 23,691 for adoption and only 2,252 against adoption. If we take the vote for Governor as represanting the highest total of votes cast, it was 35,037 anp 19,019 would be an abso lute majority of all the legal or illegal votes cast. So that the canvassers can safely certify that the votes cast for the constitntion were not only ten times as many as those cast against, but were an absolute mai ority of all the votes cast. If the ietarns are not all in the Secre tary's office by next Monday, it will be because they are held back purposely to delay admission. The board will have all tbe returns before them that thep will have if they wait thirty days or more.. We see no legal obstruction to their proceed ing at once to the daty devolved on them by Congress Even the ordinance of tbe convention dors not prohibit their meeting aud actiug before the 30:h day, but seems to have been intended as an expression of opinion that any longer delay would be unreasonable. Lear in mind that this canvassing board ha9 r*o power to send for returns, any more afier waiting the lapse of thirty days, than they bave now. They are not required to swear or show that they have the official retarns of every county. They can certify the general re sult without any doubt or hesitation that the constitution has been adopted by a ma jority of the legal votes cast. And in their statement of the votes cast they can give offi -ial returns, so far as received, with un official returns from all the other counties. We have do doubt that such a certificate would be held good by the Attorney Gen eral at Washington. He will recognize the fact that the law has not given the can vassers any power to compel or procure the official returns unreasonably withheld. The fact that the retarns are all in from tbe other S a.es will make it evident that they are unreasoDab'y withheld in Mon tana for some oojustifiable cause. Tbe statement of tbe vote on the consti tution will have to explain in some way why it is that the total vote on the consti tution falls short nearly 15,000 that cast for Governor. It was owing to our peculiar voting system and the requirement that tbe words "against the constitution" should be erased if one wanted to vote for it, while many expressed their intention by an X opposite the words "for the constitu tion," as in case of candidates. Bat these voies were all rejected. Whether or not the canvassers alopt our view of the law as applicable to the dis charge of their duties, will not shake out confidence that it is not revolutionary, bat it wou'd pass muster before the Attor ney General at Washington. Speaking of what railroad tunnels are capable in the manufacture of Democrats, the opin on is venured that after the per formance at Homestake no one will here after pretend that the Montana Central has anything to offer by way of parallel. Fact in the latter case makes the former hide its diminished head in the fiction in which it originated.___ The Big Fonr are violent in their abase of the Republican managers. Bat the Big Four are more violent still in their abuse of one another. With this knowledge let the Big Four be judged n>t more harshly than the; jadge themselves OUR TOTAL VOTE. Vote by Counties on Congressman as Compared With Last Year Shows a Small De crease. The official count in every conDty in the Terri'orv has been made and the result thereof has been sent in to the Herald. We may, therefore, with propriety begin an analysis of the vote. The more this snbject is studied, the more surprising are the conclusions forced by a careful scrutiny of tbe figures. To understand the situa tion a comparison with last year's vote is desirable, and this can eas ly he made with the assistance of the appended table : It will be seen that the total vote of the Territory on Congressman falls 1,810 short of the vote last year, while the total régis tration of the Territory this year was nearly 47,000, an increase of at least 5,000 over la3t year's vote. It may be said that the vote on the governorship this year was 514 more than the vote for Congressman. That is true. The total number of votes re Vote Tor Congressman. 1S88. 1889. Counties. Si bt £ m ' X u X h J* Urn £ $ U t 1 o 6 X gH £ H 725 " 1634 878 1644 ......................... 989 913 1S52 928 775 1701 Ctaoteau........................................ ......................... 510 732 1242 626 597 1223 Custer........................................... 619 11 1275 653 4-9 1142 ......................... 229 213 412 281 242 523 Peer Lodge.................................... 2173 5457 2791 2929 5720 Fergus.......................................... ......................... 780 548 1328 773 522 1295 1690 ........................ 701 855 115 1731 7s8 90: ......................... 1339 1170 1 2510 1211 1166 2377 ......................... 3290 2675 36 60OI 269» 26 « 5296 ......................... 763 655 1418 744 665 19)9 ......................... 848 691 2 1511 740 667 19)7 ......................... 2182 1504 2 368b 1710 1529 3239 Park..................................... ......................... 10C7 677 1 1745 1132 8*12 P-34 ......................... 4381 2M1 7225 3566 &136 7022 ......................... 556 309 925 415 265 680 ......................... 22,486 1 7,300 168 40,014 i| 18,278 38,204 ........... 5126 . ......................... 4978 . ...... 1648 .................. HISTORY OF UTAH-1540-1886. This boik whose interesting pages we have just been turning constitutes volume XXVI. of Hubert H. Bancroft's series of histories of the Pacific States. Iu Lis preface the historian sets forth the choice he male of the rnsthoi of treat ing his subject. He has sought neither to please the Mormons nor their enemies, bat to set forth the troth of history without fear or favor. He says: 4 It was wholly outside the province of tbe historian and contrary to my method practised elsewhere, to discuss the truth or falsity of their (the Mormon's) convic tions." While a history written in this spirit, with the fullness of materials and informa tion gleaned and garnered with his usual zeal and industry by Mr. Bancroft is a real contribution to the prolific histories of the Mormons, we never could believe in the correct interpretation of history, or even 3 narration of the facts of history, without inquiring into tbe motives of the action. If we could believe that Joseph Smith and his associates and succcs*ors in the organi za ion and government of the Mormon church were anything but lascivious knaves and gross frauds, we could regard their persecution with sympathy and their achievements with a species of admiration. We would judge of Mahomet by the age, country and people in which he lived. Bat we cannot look with any such eharny oo Joseph Smith and hi< associate frauds. Hii pretended revelations are not entitled to tbe consideration that wonld be due the insane ravings of a disordered mind. It was cool, deliberate fraud to serve the purpose of persoual ambition and lus'. We should regard such a man as a public enemy, more dangerous to society even ___ _ ___ than the wild, bomb-throwing anarchists. | Such men have no claim on the protection of organized, law-abiding society, against which they are in constant secret or open eon piracy and warfare. We have never ! l p 3 , seen any reason to question, bat mach to eonfirm the appropriateness of the désigna ti id, "twin relics of barbarism," as applied ,i m <r n' t-jrrt wp to Slavery and polygamy. Or the two, we thiak polygamy the worst. Its deg a datioQ of woman is simply infernal in spirit and tendency. The unwritten law that justifies tbe parent or brother or hus b»nd in slaying the seducer of his daugh ter, bister or wife, w aid protect those who would exterminate polygamous mormon ism. It is only a question of policy with os, which would be the most civilizjd and ef fectual method to deal with a corrupt and deadly social disorder. To mvite indis c iminate and ODbridled vio ence would be introducing a remedy as bad as the dis ease and would make no distinction be tween knaves and dupes. Self preservation is the first law of soei e y and government as well as of the indi vidual. To be indifferent or impartial on questions vital to civilized society, is only in less degree a crime than to be in secret conspiracy or open warfare with social or der, gcoi government and higher civiliza tion. We confess that it is one of the most dif ficult matters ever attempted to write the history of the Mormons. There are some things to be said in praise of their endur ance and indostry that have enabled them to redeem the desert and fill waste pi aces with an abundance of material comforts. We think, however, that the waste wrought io a single human soul is worse than all the combined deserts on the face of the earth. So iar as physical well being is judged by external appea-ances, the lot of many half starved and half developed aliens has been improved. Foul sepulchres are like wise externally improved by whitewashing. We are not surprised that tbe Mormons are thoroughly disloyal to our government. They are natural enemies of all good gov ernment, for no government could be good and tolerate such a moral and social leprosy. As slavery made men disloyal to oar government so does polygamy. Persecution is not only odioas in its methods but demoralizing in its nature and tendencies as well as very expensive. The expeditijn sent out by Buchanan to turned for Messrs. Power and Toole was 38,718. But even this is 1,296 votes short of last year's poll. At the least calculation Montana's vote is over 1,000 short of what it was last year, while her registration this year was 5,000 in excess o' last year's vote. Where is the discrepancy? An increase over least year's vote wai na'urally to be expected ani the registration fulfilled these expectation*. Yet what became of those 6,000 votes that were registered and were not polled ? Look at the retarns on the Republican counties in the above table and mark the falling off of the vote In Lewis and Clarke county alone the vo:e is 725 short of last year's poll, notwith standing the increase in oar population and the registration which showed co clnsively that our number of voters had increased. Scan the result in other counties, and draw the only inference that can be drawn: viz — that hnndreds of Republican electors did not vote at this election. It begins to look as if the claim that the Democrats had dis franchised a number of Republicans in each county by transferring them to other coun ties were founded on incontrovertible fact. If oar Democratic contemporaries can ex plain this tale of figures in any other way we should be glad to hear from them. chastise the Mormons cost $15,000,000 aDd many lives and accomplished nothing. En lightened nations are in duty bound to em ploy the most civilized methods available for the destruction of an open and avowed enemy. The spirit of the country is be coming nnited and aroused for the utter extermination of the polygamous feature of Mormonism, and a wall of fire surrounds the institution Mr. Bancroft's volume, whatever criti cism may be passed upon the spirit and tone in which it is written, is a timely con tribution to the.general information on the subject, both the country and the people and their wonderfally chequered history. From their standpoint they have bad abundant provocation for all the crimes thay have committed. Their sufferings and persecutions, however crael, have been their principal siurce of life. Prosperity, civilization, contact and intercourse with the world, are dissolving the bonds of re ligious thraldom, which has no civil power back of it and no courage of convictions to sustain it. Providence often overrules evil designs for g>od and it looks encouraging that this is going to be tbe case in regard to Mormon ism. The material achievements will be permanent, the delusion is dissolving. The thrice-told tales of Mormon history have been admirably collected, sifted and pnt in durable and attractive shape by Mr. Bancroft. He is entitled to increased thanks is praise and patronage. FACT VERSUS FICTION. Butte Mining Journal : It is now said to be susceptible of proof that the throwing out ot the tunnel precinct was a deliberate conspiracy that was decided upon as long ago as Friday last, and the indications are that Hall and Jack were parties to the steal. Careiul figur ng had shown that if that precinct could be g ; tten rid of the complexion ot the legislature would be ganged, an( j that was all the conspirators eared lor. Tùat being the case, it was de cidtd to abandon all the others and tLrow ont No 34 It did not matter that, of all the returns, this came Doare t contorm iQg tQ the lt:Uer or the law . It had lo he thrown out, and law or no law, it must be done. As we say above, this could not be dona unless Jack ^ ^ wefe p „ tk8 lo it anj couid be re i ;ed upon to catry out their part of the contract. Tùat they did so and that the conspiracy was an accomplished fact as far back as Friday,can, it is said, be proven by telegrams from Thompson Campbell to T. C. Power on that day, announcing that the precinct wonld be tbrown oat, aad a jubi lant telegram in response from Mr Power. If there was such an lnieicbange ot tele grams, it is prooi positive that the plot had then been arranged and that all the subse qnent proceedings were a blind and a farce and were only carried on to give a sem blance of fairness to the outrage that it had been decided to perpetrate." The foregoing extract was published in yesterday's Independent under the blood curdling head lines : "Proofs of Crime— Links in the Chain of Evidence Against the Silver Bow Conspirators." To show that this is all a figment of a disordered faney, both Messrs. Campbell and Power, in our presence this very day, positively stated that no telegrams in the remotest degree referring to this matter had passed between them since election, and both as sured os that they wonld give any investi gating committed written authority on the telegraph offices to prodace any telegram that bai passed between them sioce elec tion. The same excitable individual who penned the foregoing had the temerity to assert in the presence of Mr. Campbell that T. C. Power had intimated to him in Helena that Precinct 34 would be thrown oat, an l said that Dr. Mnsssigbrod was present. It so happened the Doctor came in sight unexpectedly at that very instant and was called op to bear witness and pro nounced an unqualified falsehood. The fact is that Penrose has got conspiracy on the brain. Left Big Money. Chicago, October 19. —John Crerar, head of tbe great railroad supply house of Crerar, Adams & Co., died here this after noon of heart disease, aged 65 years. He was worth $3,000,000. The only heirs are two maiden cousins. INJURED INNOCENCE. As the particular case of Precinct 34. in Silver Bow county, is on the way to a judi cial investigation, we have felt constrained to say little about it, for the evidence is not all in and until then not even judge or jury have a right to give an opinion Bat the idea that the Democratic party of Montana has such an immaculate history that any preferred claims of honesty on its part should be recognized is preposterous to tbe degreee of the ridiculous. Neophytes, unfamiliar with that history, may be par doned for assumptions based on ignorance, bat those who have lived in Montana for twenty years pa-t are familiar with politi cal achievements of the Montana Democracy that wonld do credit to the New York City or Louisiana Democracy. Until within a very few years, there has been an unquestioned and reliable Demo cratic majority in Montana, so that resorts to fraud were unnecessary to maintain ascendancy. But the chaDge that has been going on for a few years past has brought out all the professional talent for crooked ways that are known to experts in Cincin ratti, Indianapolis or Chicago. In a spirit of utter friendliness we advise new recruits no: to bank heavily on Democratic reputa tion of honesty. It will not stand investi gation. Grosser frauds than those prac tised to defeat Botkin for Congress were never witnessed in any part of this coun try, even during the border ruffian days in Kansas. Men who have spent their money and resorted to means of which they are ashamed to win a success on the face of the returns, naturally feel irritated ia being balked of their purpose. It is perfectly natural, but it does call very strongly for sympathy. The people of Montana want an honest count and will reserve their sympathies for those entitled to them when the claims are proved. _ GONE TO CANADA. A Medical Specialist in Butte Skips His Creditors. Butte, Octobei 19— [Special.]—Dr David C. McLaren, one of the Liebig World Dispensary Company at this place, has skipped and the presumption is he has gone to Canada. He was assisted out of the city by his friend and employer, Dr. Brace, who, thinking McLaren had been unfortunate, paid his fare to St. Paul. It Dow transpires that Dr. McLaren was a clever villain. He was a graduate of Mc Gill's College, Montreal, and was brought here last May by Dr. Stoddard, one of the proprietors of the Liebig dispensary. Under the agreement with Dr. Brace he was to receive all the fees and moneys derived from the sale of medicines and was to tarn them over to Dr. Brace. When McLaren made an accounting, late in Sep tember, and showed by his figures that the gross receipts for four months had been only $450, suspicion was strengthened, and a more vigorous inquiry into the youDg man's methods were made. Enough was learned to satisfy his superiors that their hired prac itioner was accepting fees of which he made no entry except in his own pocket, and selling the medicines for which no retarns were forthcoming. He was only kept from arrest out of consideration for his wife and family. Since his depar u e it is learned that this sympathy was mis placed. His correspondence reveals that he had female friends in Helena and Kansas City.to whom he at times advanced money. Tne exact amount of McLaren's stealings is not known, bat is estimated at $1,8U0 The salary he recsived was $100 a month, and yet he was able to provide for a wi!e and two children, pay the demands of a Kansas City attachment to whom he had represented himseif a? a single man, buy 3 000 shares ol Argentine mining stock aLd a quarter interest in a claim valued at $600, and "hold up bis end with the boys" when he roamed aronnd town. He wrote to his wife from St. Paul, tell ing her that he had unwittingly been drawn into the commission ot a serious in fraition of the law and that he had been obliged to leave the country hurriedly; told her that he would go to Winnipeg aud send for her and the children. Mrs. Mc Laren wrote to her brother, a lawyer in St. Paul, and learned from him that her hus band was a rascal. Tbe brother offered his sister and nephews a home with him. and thither they will go. It is thought that McLaren did not go to Winnipeg at all, bat turned his step toward Guelph, Canada, where his father, said to be a wealthy manufacturer of boots and shoes, resides. A KAILK(HI) Vt KI CK. Five Killed and Fifteen Wounded Pittsburg, October 19.—A ra,ln ad wreck is repor.ed near the confluence ol the Pennsylvania on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, a couple of hundred miles from Pittsburg. Five peasons are said to have been killed aDd fifteen injured. A con struction train on the Coonellsville & Oak land road, a new line, ran off the track near the Maryland line. Reports of the killed range from two to six, with from twelve to fifteen seriously hart. Gen. Kaum Appoiuted Commissioner of Pensions. "Washington, October 19.—The Presi dent to day appointed Gen Green B. Raum, of Illinois, Commissioner of Pen sions. Rium will h6 sworn in at noon. Gen. Ranm is a native of Illinois. He served with distinction through the re bellion on tbe Union side. He was a member of Congress fr«m 1867 to 18J9 and Commissioner of Internal Revenae from 1876 to 1883. The appointment is a thorough surprise, though generally favora bly commented on. He is a prominent member of the G. A. R. Surprised Everybody. Chicago, October 19.—The appointment of Gen. Raum as pension commissioner was an unqualified enrprise to politicians here, his name never having been men tioned in connection with the place. The appointment is generally conceded a good one. NORTH DAKOTA. The Adoption of the Constitution Cer tified to the President. Bismarck, October 18 —[Special.]—The canvassing board of N mh Dakota met on Wednesday, 16 h, and announced the vote on the constitntion and State officers, and immediately tnereafter forwarded a certi fied engrossed copy of the constitution to President. Prärie Fires. Bismarck, S. D., October 19—An im mense prairie fire has b en raging since yesterday within a few miles of B smarck A large number of farms have already been destroyed. The village of MenokeD, fourteen miles below Bismarck, consisting of sixteen blocks, was swept away. The inhabitants are reported destitute. The wind is rapidly carrying tbe fiâmes to Bis marck. Tne city is enveloped in smoke and flying esnders. Interxal Hcvenue Report. Washington, October 19 —The receipts from internal revenue daring the first quarter of the present fiscal year were tbirty-fonr million six hundred and eighty five thousand dollars, or three mi lions seven hundred and ss euty-one thousand greater than that of the corresponding period of last year. At this rate the re ceipts for the year will be one hundred and forty-five millions, or fourtc-en millions greater than last year. As to Christianizing tbe Chiuese. New York, Ojtober 18. — Tbe Ameri can board ot commissioneis for foreign missions finished their business this fore noon and adj jurned The report oa the condition of mission work in China stated that there was a very large field for work there. omen was most wanted Holcomb, a former n 3sioDary to China and present Secretaryof negation at Pekin, made an address on the subject and urged the enlargement of educational work. If lie is Guilty. Chicago, Ojtober 19 —A S. Trude, whose name has been freely mentioned in connec tion with that of his clerk, John Graham, under indictment for jury fixing in con nection with the Cronin case, returned from Dakota to-day. He says he proposes to investigate the doiDgs ol his clerk, and, if he finds him guilty as charged, will cut him adrift at once. At Grand Kapids. Grand Rapids, Mich , Octobei 3° —The Pan-American excursion reached here this morning and the swarthy sons of the South had their first view of a heavy white fro3t. After breakfast they were shown the great furniture factories. A salute of fifteen guns was fired in their honor. This was followed by a review of the fire depart ment and the bicycle club. This afternoon they will witness a novelty to them, trot ting races. Increasing the Army. Paris, October 18.—The Sixth corp, which France proposes to donble on ac count of the increase of the German garri sons in Alsace and Loraine, is now centred at Naocy. The eastern railway facilities will be doable don the lines running from Lille, Lyons and Besancon to the German frontier. Tbe King of Portugal Dead. Lisbon, October 19.—The King of Por tugal died to-day. His death occurred at 11 o'clock this morning. The Duke of Braganza, the eldest son of .the King and who succeeds to the throne, will a-sume the title of Carlos I. Royal Wedding. Berlin, October 19 —Ex-Empress Fred erick and her four daughters left to-day for Athens, * here Princess Sophie is to be married on the 27th inat. to the Crown Prince of Greece. English Capital Invested iu Texas Lands. Austin, Texas, October 18.—The Capital Freehold Land & Improvement Co., of England, has filed its charter with tbe Sec retary of State. Its operatiojs embrace 3U0O,UüU acres of the Capital Syndicate lands ia the Panhandle. Capital, $15, 000,000 Emerson's Kemaius. Concord, October 18—Tne coffin con taining the remains of Ralph Waldo Ern eison, whose gr »ve waj disturbed Satuiday, has been placed iu a securely bound lex which in turn has been deposited in a grave composed of blocks of grauite cemented to gether and securely lastened with a granite covering The generally accepted theory is that the act was committed to create a sensation. Forest Protection. Philadelphia, Gctober 18.—At yester day's session of *he American Forestry Con gress a com mi. tee reported favorably me resolutions calling upon the Government to establish a forts.ry commission lor the preservation of forests. Elgar T. Eosigu. commissioner oi Colorado, read a paper on the government of forest reserves in the West. A I housaua Dollars a Head. Chicago, Octobei 18—It is stated that two men have voluntarily com? to the .State attorney and told htm that they were offered a thousand dollars each to go on the Cronin jury aud bold out for acquittal. Tne search for a jury in the case sab con tinnes. The grand jury is doing routine work. Eleven Jurors Secured Chicago, October 19.—When tbe crimi nal cou' t took recess lor luncheon, eleven of the Cronin jurors were practically se lected, subject only to the possibility of peremptory challenge. '1 Imty«six Dead Bodies. London, October 18.—The bodies ol thirty six men entombed in tbe explosion at Bentilee colliery, LoDgton, Wednesday* were recovered. bon'd Reported III. Witchita. Kansas, October 18—Jay Gonld and party passed through here yes terday. It is reported that Gould has been sick since leaving Denver. He looked very weary and worn. He did not get off the car.