Weekly Montanian (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1894-1897, April 20, 1895, Image 1

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WEEKLY MONTANIAN. V 0 L. 1. CAPTURED THOM PSON FALLS, MONTANA, .X1'111, 20, 1895. DEN VER A afiLAT RUSH ON THE LAST DAY Silver Chanipions Given ail Ova- tion by Colurar.lam_ SIBLEY 'SPOKE A FEW WORDS natiimous sentimcnt iii I .,or or Free t.,it nag ,r the 1N hits; Stetal shoe n. Denver, April I5. -An immense throng tonig i ht congregated at the Brown Pal- ace hotel to greet the two champions of silver, ex-Congressman J. C. Sibley and General A. J. Warner, and to extend to them a hearty welcome. The rotunda of the hotel had been profusely decor- ated with flags and plants, while over the entrance where the guests of the evening were standing had been draped with 2 American flags, joined at the top by a shield, made in imitation of the silver dollar. The floor of the rotunda was packed by eager people anxious to do honor to the war -scarred veterans of the silver cause. At 8:15 p. m. the First regiment band announced the approach of the guests. Their appearance was greeted by a burst of applause. Sibley was the first to respond to an introduction, and while, as he said, it. was not an occasion for speech making, still he could not refraln from saying a few words. He stopped himself, how- ever, before he had fairly entered into the subject and invited all his hearers to attend the great meeting to be held tomorrow. General Warner followed and in a few words thanked the audi- ence for the reception, and the enthusi- asm displayed. After the introduction, a line was formed and the crowd filed by the two gentlemen to shake hands. There was such a jam that a line could not be maintained and the people blocked up three and four deep. For ever two hours the handshaking was continued and everybody received a pleasant greeting from two of the foremost sil- ver statesmen in the country. THE INCREASE IN PRICES OF BEEF An Agricultural Department Official As• signs Different COLISCS Washington, April 15. -An official of the agricultural department, discussing the recent increase in the prices of cattle, which is said to be the primary cause for the increase in the price of beef in the country, says that it may be occasioned by the decreased corn crop of the past few years. The falling off of the corn crop in the opinion of the official may have had more to do with the rise than any- thing else Lack of principal food for cat- tle may have induced stock raisers to put upon the market more cattle than former- ly. Another reason for the decrease In the number of cattle is given in the fenc- ing in and the closing up of many of the stock ranges and ranches. The settlement of western states by small farmers has made stock raising in great herds less profitable, and it is said that the increase in cattle has not nearly kept pace with the increase in the population of the country. When the price of cattle was very low and the market was crowded, it is supposed that the stock men sold, not only the steers, but large numbers of fe- males, which would tend to check the increase in the following years. The com- petition in cattle from Argentine and Au- stralia has been something of a drawback to cattle men in this country. In both countries cattle can be raised much more cheaply than in the United States. The great plains of these countries have not been Invaded by settlers. The cattle may roam at will, as they did for 25 years in the western part of this country. Labor cuts a small figure, but that which Is ne- cessary is much cheaper in both Argentine and Australia than in the United States. EDITOR SCOTT'S BODY SENT HOME Special Car Bearing It From New York to Chicago. New York, April 15. -The body of James W. Scott, proprietor of the Chicago Times - Herald, who died at the Holland house yesterday, was placed in a casket at noon today. The body started to Chicago on the North Shore limited from the Grand Central station this afternoon. In addi- tion to Mrs. Seott and Miss Grace Hatch, the remains were accompanied by G. F. Randall, business representative of the Times -Herald here. The funeral es:11 prob- ably occur from the late residence, 184 Pine street, Chicago, Thursday or Friday. The remains of Mr. Scott were transport- ed in a private ear attached to the North Shore limited. The use of the car was through the courtesy of Chauncey M. De - pew Many handsome floral pieces have been sent to the hotel. The New York Press Club will adopt resolutions of re- spect and send representatives to Chi- cago to attend the funeral services. Army Worm Appear, Russellville, Ky., April 1:, --The army worm has appeared In this and many sur- rounding countries. Millions of them are making a clear sweep of everything green in their way. They have devastated news of young corn and clover, and hundreds of plant beds have been literally eaten up Not a sprig of tobacco Is left. . sand Fell From the Chords• El Moro, Col., April 16. ---A thick cawing vf sand Is over everything here. It reirely eame in the form of a snowstorm from the •llotuls, as there is no such sand In this section. tn.onie lax Returns Poured Upon the Nen York Collectors Nets York, April 15.-A full corps of as- sistants in the office of Internal Revenue Collector John A. Sullivan was on hand today to get to work on the large amount of mail. Several bushels of large envel- opes containing income tax returns came In early. This is the last day IL which to file returns, and there was a continual rush to the office until late at night. Chief Department Collector Wedell said there had been no definite system decided on yet regarding the method of procedure against delinquents, but he said they ould receive the full benefit of the law. NO REHEARING FOR MONTHS. Washington, April 15. -Copies of a peti- tion asking a rehearing of the income tax question were handed around to members of the United States supreme court today. There were no proceedings in open court. A letter has been received from Justice Jackson saying he will not be able to come to Washington this term This makes it beyond question that a rehearing of the income tax case cannot occur be- fore next October. ANOTHER SUIT STARTED. Chicago, April 15. -In the United States court today Judge Showalter enjoined Siegel, Cooper & Co. from making re- turns to the internal revenue collector under provisions of the income tax law. The restraining order will be granted on a bill which attacks the law and under the order the government will be com- pelled to take part in the proceedings to defend the operation of the law. IS SUCCESSOR TO PAUL SCHULZE Thomas Cooper of Tacoma Appointed - Liberal Policy Guaranteed. Tacoma, April 15. -Thomas Cooper, of Tacoma, and an ex -mayor of South Bend, Washington, has been appointed general western land agent of the Northern Pa- cific to succeed the late Paul Schulze. Regarding the new policy of the land department, Land Commissioner Phipps, who is here from St. Paul, says: \I appreciate deeply the necessity and importanee of rapid development of this section of the country, and it will be the aim of the land department to do all In its power to aid in the development of the country by pursuing a liberal policy to- ward settlers, by making moderate prices and making liberal terms as regards the sale of railroad lands. I look upon Wash- ington as one of the greatest states in the Tinian.\ LAND SELECTIONS APPROVED. Washington, April 15. -Secretary Smith has approved the selection of lists of rail- road lands as follows: Oregon & Califor- nia Railway, e2,244 acres in Oregon; North- ern Pacific railroad, 14,341 acres in Minne- sota and 1,060,646 acres in Washington. OIL SOLD AT $2.25 FOR MAY. Upward 'trend in the Price of Petroleum has Not Stopped Pittsburg, April 15.-011 continued up- ward this morning and no one seemed able to predict when the return trip will begin. Standard put up its price 25 cents, to ;2, which gave prices in the exchange a lively impetus. May options opened at $2.05 bid, an advance of 6 cents over the closing Saturday. The first sales were at $2.15 and the price kept going up until at 10:15 10,000 barrels were sold at $2.25, the highest. Cash delivery sold at 82.21, and at 1J:30 it was quoted at $2.17% bid. The normal difference between cash oil and May options should be about 20 cents. The market stood at $2.24% at noon and soon after it went down to $2.21 bid. TOLEDO PRICES. Toledo, April 15. -Ohio crude oil ad- vanced 10 cents today. North of Lima is now $1.17, South or Lima e1.15, and In- diana $1.05. A LIVELY DEBATE AT SALT LAKE Legislative Bill Finally Passed to the Third Reeding. Salt Lake, April 15.-A lively debate oc- curred in the constitutional convention today when the legislative bill was taken up. The section under discussion reads as follows: \The legislature shall not authorize the state, nor any county, city, town, town- ship, district or other political sub -divi- sion of state to lend its credit or subscribe to stock or bonds in aid of any railroad, telegraph or other private, Individual or corporate enterprise or undertaking.\ The motion was on reconsideration of this section. It was lost by a vote of 53 to 42. The legislative bill was then ordered to a third reading by a vote of 72 to Tl. INCREASED DUTY ON B1-1EADSTUFFS Sneden joins other leiropean Countries in Itareing the [anti' Washington, April 15. -Sweden has now joined the other countries of Europe in Increasing the duty on breadstuffs, as is shown by a report to the state department by United States Consul Dotson at Goth- enburg. In spite of considerable agita- tion by certain protectionists, he says the duty on pork, paper and leather remains as yet unchanged. The new duties are as follows: Bread. 2 cents per kilo; rye, wheat, barley, Indian corn, peas and beans, 99 cents per 100 kilos: flour, $1.74 per '00 kilos; malt, $1.34: other grains, 99 cents; cement, 16 cents per 100 kilos. The duty on copper wire and electric ca- bles (save submarine, which are free) is 67 cents per 100 kilos. A drawback of 1.6 cents per kilo has been granted to the im- porters of bread. --------- Atlantic A Pacific Bonds sold. New York, April 15. --The Mercantile Trust Company, as trustees of the At- hletic & Pacific 4 per cent. trust inden- ture of October 5, 1886, sold at public auc- tion here today $16,0n0,000 G per cent. bonds rind unpaid coupons of the Atlantic & Pa- cific western divisions, amounting to $2,974,000 and smaller bonds and coupons of the company's central divisions. LAST CHANCE WINS United States Supreme Court Reverses a Decision. INVOLVES PROPERTY IN IDAHO The Case tins Been Remanded, With Instructions to Grant a Nevi Trial. Wash i n gt um / April 15. -The case of the Last Chance Mining Cempauy vs. the Tyler Mining Company, involving prop- erty in Idaho, was decided by the Unit- ed States supreme court today. The de- cision rendered today reverses the deci- sion of the court of appeals, and is in the Interest of the Last Chance compa- ny. The opinion was handed down by Judge Brewer. The court holds that the district court's decision was based upon sound principles, hence the case is remanded, with instructions to grant a new trial. A BRIEF 111sTORY OF THE CASE tine of the Most Noted Mining Contests in the history of the Country. The case went before the supreme court on a writ of certiorari issued by the supreme court against the United States circuit court of appeals at San Francisco. John R. McBride of Spo- kane appeared for the Tyler, and asso- ciated with him were Senator Dolph of Oregon and Arthur Brown of Salt Lake. Counsel for the Last Chance are United States Attorney -General Olney, Charles S. Voorhees, attorney ror the receiver of the First National bank, and W. B. Heyburn, attorney for the mining com- pany. Mr. Olney Comes in by reason of the First National bank being one of the principal creditors of the Last Chance mine, the bank, by reason of insolvency, being in charge of the comptroller of currency. This is one or the most noted mining cases in the history of the country. The ground in dispute is worth $500,000; there is also involved over $200,000 worth of ore taken out of the disputed area by the Last Chance and claimed by the Tyler. The mines are at Wardner and the litigation has been one of the excit- ing features of the Idaho courts for sev- eral years. The case was carried up to the United States circuit court of ap- peals, where the Tyler people won. Then the Last Chance people went before the supreme court and asked for a writ of certiorari, and the petition was granted, an action seldom taken by the supreme court. EFFECT ON THE BANKS. \It will be impossible to tell the exact extent of the victory,\ said Receiver F. Lewis Clarke of the First National bank, \until the full text is received of the supreme court's decision. We only know now that the court at Washington has reversed the judgments of both low- er courts, and ordered a new trial. Con- sidering the law points that were involv- ed in this decision, I feel confident that this new trial will result in a permanent victory for the Last Chance.\ The decision means a great deal to the depositors of the First National bank and the Spokane Savings bank. The mine and its owners owed a great deal to these banks, not far from a quarter of a million. A favorable decision would give the banks a big asset, and if things should brighten up a little that asset would probably enable them to pay their depositors in full. In one sense, every person in Spokane is financially interested in the decision, because the First National owed the city arid county of Spokane about $60,- 000. At Wardner, where the sympathies of the people have always been largely in favor of the Last Chance, the news was received last evening with many mani- festations of pleasure. OPPOSITION FORCES IN WISCONSIN Senator Niles Exerting Himself -Poll of the Legislature. Chicago. April 13.-A special to the Times -Herald from Madison, Wire. says: \There will be no democratic silver convention called in Wisconsin this year. United States Senator Vilas is at home, and since the call for an Il- linois convention has been issued, VIlas has been making his well known enti- FLATHEAD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County Printing. courthouse and Other Matters Agreed Upon; Kalispell, Mont., April 15. -The commis- sioners met in special session today to consider the bids on the county printing, and on tne rental of quarters. The Graph- ic was awarded the contract for the C01.111- ty printing, and the Anaconda Standardl secured the contract for blank books. The Union block was rented for the county courtroom and county officerri. James Mettler was appointed coroner to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of A. J. Bradley. Three Earthquake Shocks. N'lenna. April 16.--A dispatch from Lei - beetle, capital of the duchy of Carniolls, announces that there were three fresh earthquakes there yesterday evening and three more at 9 this morning. At Lai- bache seven persons were killed. NO. 28. GI\ L ALL CI.AsSI-. oPPoICI t NIT Y Answer of the Bimetallic League to the President's Letter. Chicago, April 16.-W. H. Harvey, chairman of the executive committee of the Bimetallic League, has prepared the following reply to President Cleve- land's letter to the Chicago committee: \Chicago April 16. -To His Excellency Grover Cleveland, President -Dear Sir: In reply to your letter addressed to a committee of business men of this city we wish to say that the committee that waited on you and the persons who at- tached their names to the invitation of such committee did not represent a majority of the business men and citi- zens of this city who take a deep inter- est in the welfare of this republic. They represented that class that owns money and securities payable in money, with fixed incomes. We respectfully sub- mit that your letter does not present the true merits of this controversy. You call the attention of farmers and wage earners to the fact that raising prices, while enabling them to sell their prod- ucts and labor at higher prices, will also cause them to pay equally more for what they purchase, but you neglect to say that your statement is not ap- plicable to debts. With the prices com- ing down regularly and steadily since the demonetization of silver, our mer- chants, manufacturers and the people generally have been doing business on a falling market, so that the time inter- vening between the purchase of their merchlindise or raw material and plac- ing it months after on the market has removed the margin they would have otherwise made. This shrinkage in val- ues, added to the ordinary risk and ex- pense of business, has led to an ever- increasing volume of debt, to a money- lending period, until it has increased it, all told, public and private, to about $40,000,000,000, or two-thirds of the total value of all the property in the United States. Money and these debts payable in money have been steadily increasing in exchangeable value with the prop- erty of the people. A debt for $1,000 that 1,000 bushels of wheat would have paid 10 years ago, now requires the farmer to give up 2,000 bushels of wheat In exchange for these dollars with which to pay the same debt. The own- ers of products must now give up twice as much property to pay taxes as in 1873. The taxes have increased as ex- pressed in dollars and have doubled and quadrupled as measured in the prop- erty the people surrender with which to pay it since 1873. \The influences of creditors have dom- inated your adminlstration and you in- sist upon such a currency as they have established as a sound currency. It means the confiscation of property of the people by the sale of property un- der mortgages, judgments and execu- tions. It means that fixed incomes will wipe out the interest of the stockhold- ers in our cities and corporations. When you call the attention of the farmer and wage earners to the fact that rising prices will make him pay more for what he buys, you should at the same time call his attention to the fact that it would enable him to pay his debts free from a bondage in which he has been unjustly placed and again make him the owner of a home and a free and independent citizen. \We submit that our mints again be thrown open to silver and our stock of primary money increased thereby. The gentlemen who visited and petitioned you represent only one class of our people. We respectfully submit that It was the intention of the founders of this government that it was safer that all the people should do the thinking for it than that any one class should do it for them. We agree with you that it is time for the people to reason together and to that end we respectfully ask that you make it possible for them to get printed copies of the act of 1792, on which our forefathers based our finan- cial system, and all subsequent acts, together with the act of 1872, that re- versed the former policy and acts sub- sequent thereto, as well as all statutes and other information of an Official nature at Washington bearing thereon. Respectfully, W. H. HARVEY. \Chairman of the Bimetallic Executive Committee.\ TORN TO PIECES BY A CYCLONE - - -- house of a Kansas I armer Demeap.,sej and the Owner Killed. Cherokee, Kansas, April 15. -Late last night a cyclone struck the house of Frank Goodwin, three miles west of here, and lit- erally tore it to pieces, scattering debris all over the cornfield. Mr. Goodwin had his neck dislocated. Mrs. Goodwin was caught under the roof and pinned to the ground, her clothes taking fire. Her screams attracted the neighbors, who res- cued her. Half a dozen other farm houses in the vicinity were also demolished, but nobody else was hurt. Pied From a criminal Operation. Jackson, MIrh., April 16. -Fannie Fox, the 18 -year -old daughter of a farmer, died yesterday, after having given premateee birth to a child. Curtis Ilarwood, her cousin, and Dr. D. J. North, one of the oldest and most prominent physicians in the city, were arrested today, both charg- ed with the murder. Harwood has stated that Dr. North performed the operation which caused the girl's depth. Bold uoheery in Chicago. chleaeo, April 14.- )n one of the hostest parts of the (Ill.:ago switching system early today the engineer and fireman of a Chicago & Eastern Illinois locomotise were attacked on the locomotive by three masked men and each robbed of a watch arid money. Engineer Bigelow wee shot in the head when he raised the alarm. The robbers erieaped. Bigelow's wound Is het fatal. FIRE IN THE RAYMOND Health Resort of Southern Cali- fornia a Heap of Ashes. IT STARTED IN THE CUPOLA All ,the Guests Escaped, but Their Per. sorsa! Effects Were Destroyed -Losses Heft% ) Los Angeles, April 14. --The Hotel Raymond at Pasadena, 10 miles from Los Angeles, was totally destroyed by fire at 3:20 this afternoon. Not a stick of the famous resort is left. The hotel was crowded with tourists, but they all escaped with their lives, although all other possessions were entirely con- sumed. The cause of the fire is not known. The Raymond was one of the most famous health resorts in the United States. It was a very large structure, built entirety or wood, and was located on a hill commanding a magnificent view of the valley. In less than an hour from the time the fir. Was first discovered, in the cupola in the north- west corner of the building, the whole wooden structure was level with the ground, and the only thing left stand- ing to mark the spot was the tall brick chimney of the furnace. The fire was discovered at 3:20 by a boy on the outside, who saw a cloud of smoke issuing from the windows of the cupola on the fourth story. The alarm was at once given, but the flames burst forth before a drop of water could be brought, and the strong wind d'hich had been blowing all day carried the flames at an alarming rate. There was no hope for the building from the start. There were about 15u guests is the hotel, 100 of whom were members of the Car Accountants' Association, whose special train stood at the Ray- mond station. The guests acted in an orderly manner and some succeeded in saving a few personal effects, though most of them lost everything in the The Hotel Raymond was built in Ise4 by Walter Raymc.ynviti Sn & Whitcomb Excursion Cumpan), t which has hotels in Nebraska and Colo- rado also. The cost of the building was almost $500,004), and the furniture cost $50,000. The building and furniture were insured for $200,000 in the New York and San Francisco Company. Colonel Wentworth, the manager of the hotel, was in the office of the hotel when the alarm was turned in. He cried like a child as the flames from the huge structure went skyward. There is a mystery about the- origin of the lire, though the accepted theory is a defect- ive flue. SUICIDE OF ASSAYER It. hi. BLEVIN Took Morphine, Leasing a Letter saying lie Was Tired of Life. Loomiston, Wash., April 14. -Profes- sor R. H. Blevin was found dead in his bed this morning, evidently having been dead several hours. He left a letter !say- ing that he was tired of life and went by the morphine route. He left his ef- fects to several personal freiends and the balance to the devil. Blevin was a well-known assayer and chemist, formerly in the employ of the Black Bear company. He had recently perfected a process of treating ores by chemicals that was marvelous and would have undoubtedly caused a revo- lution in the mining world. It is not known whether the secret dies with him or not. AMERICA TO BE WELL REPRESENTED Delegations of Women From Many Points for the i% orld•s Consention. New York, April 14. -The temperanos women of America will be well represented at the third biennial convention of the World's Christian Temperance Union, which is to be held in London during the second week In June A delegation of white ribboners. numbering in the neigh- borhood of 100, represniting every section of the country, will be present. Before their departure they will be given a grand farewell reception at Prohibition Park. on Staten Island, preparations for which are now in progress. School Question a Forbidden subject. Montreal, April 15.-Archblahop Fabre has issued a pastoral letter in which he commands the clergy to keep silent when in the pulpit on the Manitoba school question, but recommends them to express to parishoners who ask, the delight of episcopacy at the action taken thus far in the matter by the conservative govern- ment. On the Track of a Robber. FishkIll Landing, N Y., April 14. -The authorities of Mattewan asylum are at last on the track of Oliver Curtis Perry, the notorious train robber, and the chances of catching him are good. On Thursday night the house of Emil Scho- enfield. near Nughsenville. was entered by a burglar, who turns out to have been Perry. con% wt. Again Corraled. - Poughkeepsie, N. Y., April 14. -Two of the escaped convicts, O'Donnell and Mc- Guire, were raptured at Pine Plains this morning. They are now in the custody of Attendant Coyle, and are expected t• arrive at the asylum this evening. Murder and Suicide at Income Tacoma, April 14. -Maggie Kardner, a pretty German servant girl, was shot and killed today by Michael Prete, a rejected lover, who then killed himself. %tate senator Goebel Acquitted. Cincinnati, April 14.- The trial of State Senator NVIllisirn Goebel for killing John Sandford was held in Covington today. The charge was manslaughter. On the ground that Goebel acted in self-defenee, he was acquitted, and his case dismissed. Ignatius Donnelly refuses to join the new silver party.

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