Weekly Montanian (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1894-1897, April 18, 1896, Image 1

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s see imorimmilL WEEKLY MONTANIAN. VOL. 11. T114 011)soN I' oNTAN A, APRIL 18, 189c. NO 28. HARRY WRIGHT'S DAY B t1'.0 Li, PLA ER% L1ITEU 14) E %RN t 110N1 MENT. The till Me is t Rockford, 111., Ills Cornier Rome, Included Men 111111onuires. Philadelphia, AP111 13. -Throughout the country today baseball players, null& professional and amateur, as well as the patrons Of the great American spurt, united in doing honor to the memory of the late Hurry Wright of this city, who died a few months since, and who was one of the \fathers\ of baseball In this country. In accordance with a resolution adopted at a meeting of the league magnates some months ago, special games were to be played this afternoon wherever the teams hap- pen to be located, and the gross receipts will be turned into a fund for the erec- tion of a monument over the last rest- ing place of the distinguished baseball - 1st. The minor leagues, as well as a Large number of local clubs In every section of the country, also indicatA their intention of holding special games today for the same: purpose, with the result that more baseball was in the air this afternoon, east, west, north and south, than can be placed to the credit of any one dit i y since the inauguration of the game: The national trustees of the fund to be raised today are H. S. Fogel of the Public Ledger; Samuel H. Jones, Phil- adelphia manager of the United Press, and Dr. John A. Roger, who was Mr. Wright's family - physician and bosom friend. The \Harry Wright\ metnorial fund game In this city this afternoon was between the Philadelphia and Athletic teams, and every player employed by the two clubs was given a chance to get into the great game, so that spec- tators could see the full outfit. BIOGRAPHICAL. Harry Wright, whose memory wae honored in the baseball world today. was born in England in *35. He came to this country at an ear* age, taking up his residence in Nelx Yeek city, where he became a member oe the St. George cricket club, and played in some of its most important matches. le 1858 he made his first appearance as a baseball player with the Kniekertioek- era, the pioneer organization of this country. Afterwards he went with the Gothams, playing in different positions and leading at the bat. In 1868 he went to Cincinnati as professional to the Union Cricket Club of that city, re- maining for four years,and then joining the Boston club. When baseball began to Come into popular favor he at once identified himself with the game and centinued one of its chief exponents until his death. For some years before this event he was chief of staff of the league umpires. When in harness he was recffgnized as a remarkably safe catch and an accurate thrower. As a change pitcher he was extraordinarily effective, manifesting a remarkable ability for disguising a change of pace. An eminent critic once said of him that there was more baseball in his little linger than in the whole squad of his critics. RECEIPTS IN VARIOUS CITIES Philudelipisla Led in the East -The Went Generous. New York. April 13. -Throughout the country all baseball organizations playing under the national agreement set asSie the proceeds of today's games as a con- tribution to the fund with which It is Intended to erect a monument to the memory of the late Harry Wright. New York's contribution was a iliseppoint- ment as only 2.50 people attended the game. According to all reports the Philadel- phians were the star contributors. Three thousand people turned out to see a,gatge het we -on the Philliee and a local ''am. Th. , net receipts were $1,200. At Washington 61b0 spectators were at the game between the Senators and a local team. The gate receipts were mr. At Baltimore the league teem played the Syracuse nine before a small crowd. A NOTAIRLE DAY AT ROCKFORD Five Itillionairen Participated In th• Benefit Game. - -- Rockford. Ills April - Probably the most interesting baseball game of \Hsi- ry Wright's Day\ was the one play -'l in this city this afternoon, from the fact that the original members of the old For- est City's now surviving played in the former home of the veteran manager and umpire. This city was the home of baseball after the game was introduced in the west, and there is no city where so many old players could be gotten together. On the diamond this afternoon were no less than five millionaires who were once stars of the famous Forest city team. This is the personal of the two nines that faced each other at four o'clock this af- ternoon: A. O. Spalding. Chicago; Gee N. King, Rockford; Frank Trumbull. G. Bird, Byron; 11. N. Starr, Rockford; W. B. Thomas, Freeport; Fred Cone, Chi, - ago; D. Sawyer, Iowa City. Iowa; J. G. Hitohcock. Janesville: L. Cheney, Bloom- ington; C. W. Page, Englewood; 1st Wires. Byron: C. A. Works, Rockford: Ross C. Barnes. Chicago; Dr. E. C. Dunn, Rockford; W. Buckman, Chicago; W. Lightliart, Free- port, W. S. Stearns, Rocktord; Bob Addy, Pocatello, Idaho; H. S. Warner, Rocs Island; S. Hastings, Santa Cruz, Cal., and \Cherokee\ Fisher, Chicago. Business was suspended in honor of the event, stores, banks, municipal oMces and the schools alike being closed. The streets (seeding to the ball grounds were gaily decorated with bunting, while \Old Glory's' • innumeral form triumphal arches across the principal streets. At 1 o'clock, as a prelude to the games there was a parade of social and secret socie- ties, municipal officers and school chil- dren, the two teams being given the place of honor in the line. Tonight there was a banquet at which the veterans of the diamond were the guests of honor. Gt.:um:lie TAILOR IS kT LIBERTY Officers Unable to Locate the Ea - (gaped Murderer. Kansas City, April 13. -George Taylor, one of the murderers of the Meeks family, who escaped from the Carrollton jail Saturday night has not been captured. Bill Taylor was brought to Kansas City for safe keeping. The people of Carroll- ton were in angry mood and there was danger that he would be lynched. They talked bitterly against Sheriff Stanley, through whose carelessness, they claim, George Taylor escaped. Absolutely no ef- fort to capture George Taylor is being made and there is not the slightest clue to his whereabouts. This morning an angry mob came to Carrollton, Deputy Sheriff Wilson went to the jail and de- manded that Bill Taylor be turned over to his men and be taken to the Linneus Jail, Sheriff Stanley refused. Wilson's face was red with anger. He shook his fist in Stanley's face and said: \You let Bill 'Taylor escape and the people of my way will come down and lynch you. We came close to doing it as it was.\ Wilson told Stanley that the Taylors had bought George's way out. Sheriff Stanley was advised by the best people of Car- rollton to take Bill Taylor to Kansas City Cot' safe keeping. The sheriff consented and stole away from the jail with Bill Taylor In a hack in time to catch the 10:41 train on the Santa Fe. RUSSIA -CHINESE SECRET TREAT Pinees the Latter Country in n De pendent Position. Tacoma, April 13. -The text of Ute secret treaty between Russia and China whieh has been bothering the European powers for several weeks, has been 'ineurthee In Pekin according to private advice:4 just received from China. The terms of the treaty are such as to practically reduee China to the level of a Russian depend- ency. Furthermore, the North Chine Daily News claims that Li Hung Chang's visit to Russia is not only to attend ...e coronation, but also to secure a personal ratification of the treaty. In the opinion of high diplomats it; Pekin, China will refuse to pay the bat MCP of the Japanese war indemnity and on the other hand may secure a loan from Russia with whieh to buy more iron - clads sal renew the fight with the Japan Pew GRANTING EXTENSION or DEIII Rill. to Be Introduced for limed - Aided Railroads. New York. April M. -A sseeial from Washington to the World says: The Pacific railroad committee of the two houses of congress will report bills granting an extension of 50 years to the Central and Union Pacific roads, the pay- ments of the first 10 years to he $.365,000 per year; for the second 10 years, $500,e00 per annum and thereafter 1750.000 per year until the debt is paid; the principal and interest is to be funded at 2 per cent interest, to be paid by the roads to the government. The roads are to have credit in the amounts in silting fund and the hi the amounts In sinking fund end the bend int. rest account in ascertaining the tonotint dile the government. A POPLE X V K11.1.1KID COCKER E Li Farther Details of His Death to Cairo, New York, April 11.-A dispatch to the Herald from Cairo gives further detaile in connection with the death of Colone; John A. Cockrell. The dispatch says: Colonel Cockerill was unconscious from the beginning of the attack and died at 19:06. Be was out driving in the after- noon, apparently in perfect health. At 7 o'clock he went to the barber shop at the hotel, and while there he was seized with an apopleptic attack. HP fell from the chair and was carried to his room aryl Dr. Murison was sent for. The doctor gave out the following account of the ease of the patient: \My diagnosis is cerebral apoplexy from hemorrhage. It Is a fatal attack.\ At 9:4!i the colonel's face became livid and at 10:06 p. m. he died peacefully with Out having regained consciousness. FUNER II. OF A LATE CHI lit '111M IN ercnionies Over His Lordship lush - ..e Its an of Buffalo. Buffalo, N. V., April 14 -The funeral s,r- tiees of the late Bishop Ryan were held the cathedral today. Archbishop cor- rignn officiated at pontifical high miss cccl the sermon Was preached by Arch- bishop Ireland. The body was lowered Into the vault in the cathedral beehle that of Bishop Ryan's predecessor in oMee. ...EN viol( stil IRE TELLS '111E sEN- VUE 1 PLE 15 • N'1\1111 TUIS, it.tr i lilies on Mere) or the Senhourd. of the lin, Foreign No- esti l'o•,er. Washington, April 14. -Senator Mor- rill of Vermont reached the age of $6 years today, anu me event was referiad to in the opening prayer of the chap- lain, who spoke of the white-haired senator as hale In body and \tear euund and vigorous in incenect, esteemed by his 6rother-senators, by his state and by the whole country. At the conclu- sion of the prayer, Senator Morrill re- ceived congratulations from many of his associates. Shortly after the 4ession opened Senator Morrill announced that Thursday next he would speak on the necessity of additional quarters for the national museum. Senator Squire of Washington was recognized for a speech on coast de- fenses. \The Nationai vetenaee\ was the sub- jeet of Senator Squire's speech, and as a preliminary to a more detailed discussion of the topic the senator said in part: - What an absurd spectacle has the con • lives): of the United States presented due - ins the present session by its persistent talk of the intervention of the United States In behalf of Cuba and 1'enezuela. How eheap is all this talk, sincere though it may be on many occasions. Every man who has informed himself on the subject of national defense, knows that as a na- tion we are not in condition o undertake war or suffer war. We can talk loud and long and profess sympathy, pass resolu- tions and make believe to ourselves that we are actually taking a nand in the diplomatic affairs and international questions of great momena but those who are not deceived by egotistical glam- or and who know the facts are ;)erfectly aware of the painful truth that this dem- onstration is mere talk and bluster and vapid sentiment or at most sympathy that is easily satisfied with merely verbal expressions. - The people did not know how shame- fully their interests are being bandied and played with I.y these who represent them in the halls of congress. They do not know that the great sea coast cities, teeming with wealth, are exposed and defenseless against attack by foreign navies with vessels far outnumbering ours in strength. They do not know that 3ur navy itself may he hopelessly crip- pled by the destruction of our undefended navy yards. depots of supplies, dock yards. powder mills and arsenals.\ The senator said all the evidence taken by Cie committee on coast defenses had gone to show that the condition of our :oast defenses is lamentable in the ex- treme. 'she defensive works are of a character incapable of resisting modern artillery. The evidence is overwhelming that in case of war, our whole people woudi suffer immeasurably. \From such investigation as has been practicable, it is evident that a large amount of destructible property, estimat- sd at not less than ten billion dollars in value, is exposed to attack or at lbast to henvy assessment for the purpose of se- curing immunity from destruction. The president of the chamber of commerce of New York has informed me that he has given careful attention to the question of the property risks that would at pres- ent be sustained in the Miele of New York. Brooklyn and Jersey City. He has consulted with many of his colleagues in the great business institutions of New York and he estimates that property Val- ued at four billion dollars in those cities is subject to destruction or to imposition of a ransom in rase of capture of the port of New York by a hostile fleet.\ At this point the senator presented a statement showing a comparison of our navy with that of England and also a statement of all the steel vessels in the American navy. Including those author- ized by law; also some data as to the naval fighting strength of other nations. He then said: \This summary is believed to he the most favorable to the United States that can be made from the records and still it shows this country to be. far behind the great nations of the world in naval strength. Moreover, it leaves out of sight our deficiency In torpedo boats and tor- pedo boat destroyers, of which latter we have today one small vessel in commis- sion, whereas Great Britain has 131. Ger- man 116, France 108, Italy 106, Russia 78 sari even Spain has 12 torpedo vessels, all In the list I have given being 115 feet in length and over. Sixty-two of the Brit- ish vessels are torpedo boat destroyers, having superior tonnage and speed.\ And in this connection he said: \So it is we are encircled as a nation with a of foreign fortresses and coaling station's Impervious to attack, while our 0,11 sea roast cities and ports, commenc- ing at Portland, Maine, near to the for- tified Halifax in Canals, continuing down the east to Portsmouth, Boston, New Reford, Providence and Naragansett New London, Briageport, New York. Philadelphia. Wilmington, Delaware. Non• folk, Wilmington, N. C., Charleston. Port Royal, Savannah, Key West, Mobile and New Orleans and Galveston within a few hours rapid steaming from the foreign for- tified ports of Bermuda. Nassau, Havana and Kingston, and again On the Pacific coast, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, and Puget sound, with its United States dry dock, coaling places and cities, some of them within sound of the Brit - lab cannon at Esquienalt, all lay exposed and helpless at the attack of ate) , foreign power that possesses a pa% y. \Fabulous wealth lies at the mercy of a freebooting enemy, if such shall at any time elude our small and scattered navy. Our foreign commerce and our coast trading are alike without harbors of refuge behind land defenses. Our great dry docks and ship building yards, our arms factories and powder mills near the coast are subject to easy destruction and our navy is without protected bases for receiving supplies and for effecting the repairs that are constantly required. And yet we plume ourselves on our diplom- acy.\ In closing the senator hoped the bill providing for the expenditure of $80,000,000 for sea coast defenses would be adopted without serious modification. ELEVEN MILLION FOR DEFENSE Honse the F'ort ill ea Onus tn.- propriation 11111. Washington. April 14. -The house today passed without amendment the fortifica- tions appropriation bill, carrying appro- priations and authorizations Involving an expenditure of $11.3S4,413. The appropria- tions for fortications since the Endicott commission, in 1886, reported its plan for the defense of 27 seaports, at an approx- imate cost of $100,000,000, have averaged something over $2,000,000 annually. THE VENEZUEL. 1 1N COMMISSION (gain After Ten Day's' Vacation. Washington, April 14. -The Venezttelan commission met today after 10 days with all the members preisent. The time was consumed in rcaneng reports from indi- vidual members upon the progress they are making with the- particular matters of Investigation trusted to them. Mr. Scruggs, consul for the Venezuelan gov- ernment. submitted 40 maps and charts. which are receiving eonsideration. also had presented a few translations of documents included in the mass of evi- dence prepared at Caracas and tr.ins- mated to the commission through Min- ister Andrade. Word has come from Lon- don to the effect that the British govern- ment is preparing a supplement to tlie blue book, containing translations of doc- uments generally referred to in the first volume which is expected to reach Wash- ington soon, but saving the present action of the blue book, and even this came indirectly. the British government has so far failed to follow the example set by Venezuela and submit the formal case to the commission and to aerept the Invita- tion to he represented by counsel. A FUSION CANDIDATE ELECTED Fawcett Declared Mit or of Tacoma ity Tslo °ten. Tacoma, Wash., Apsil 14. -After atm exciting all -day session, the city coun- cil late tonight issued a certificate of election as mayor to A. V. Fawcett, the citizens' candidate during the recent campaign. The official returns showeci his election by a majority of 2. In two precincts of the Fourth ward the offi- cers of election had neglected to sign the returns. This caused a long debat,- as to whether they should be thrown - mt. A committee of five councilmen appointed to canvass the claims report- ed in raver of not counting them, which action, if taken, would have made a difference of 54 votes, giving Mayor Orr a majority of 52. The citizens' cam- paign committee secured the attend- ance of the officers of election from the two precincts named who swore to the cerrectnees of the unsigned returns. A resolution to count in these precincts was then carried by a vote of 11 to 5 fellowing which the city hall resounded with whoops of the fusionists, who had elected Fawcett. They are parading the streets tonight and shouting for Fawcett. The returns show the election of the republican treasurer and mntr , 11- ler and seven out of eight councilmen. The 21 charter amendments submitted were all carried. CAN A I. AND CABLE PROJECTS House (7otnmittee on l'oinnieree is Taking Time to 4 on.liller. Washington. April 14. -The Nicariesua canal and Hawaiian cable questions were considered by the house committee on commerce today hut no votes were taken on any of the bills. It WRP decidel to dispose finally of the question of reporting the canal bill to the house a week from next Fraley. In the meantime the hear- ings may he continued and probably some of the government engineers will be sailed upon to give their views. General Wagner Swayne, who rt.pre- cents the Pacific Cable Company of New Jersey. of which Colonel Spatilding of Ilawsilan islands is president, mnde a statement to the committee in the inter- ests of that company. A resolution was adopted by a vote of 10 to I expressing the sense of the committee tea be that the government should aid by subsidy the construction of a Pacific' cable. Neither of the two rival companies which are competing for government patronage %sq.( named In the resolution and no terms mug- geeted. ARE INSTRUCTRD FOR WHINLEV Republienn Convention. First Ne- braska District. ()Inaba. April 13.-A speeial to the Bee from Tecumseh, Neb., says: The First district repubriean convention today elected L. L. Lindsay and II. L. Dovey as delegates to the St. Louis con- vention and Instructed them for McKin- ley. Congressman J. L. Strode was re- nominated. TILLMAN IS AT DENVER 1% E1.1 GIOIA) kit l'itEk; 1.11.V lit 11111. III 1t 1. Prewesateila, .01% er Pitelifork to Dig p 14 evord% of ahernion al ii di I as rliosle. Denver, April 14. -Senator TiIimass arrived at Denver this morning and was met at the train by leading democrats. He said the outlook was altogether fa- vorable for the democraCe convention to be controlled by the ft ee silver wing. \1 am a democrat,\ sale! Senator Till- man today to Mayor McM irray, \but if I may be permitted to offer a word of advice to the free silver republicans of Colorado. send Senator Teller to the St. Louis convention as chairman of the delegation with instructions -which he will gladly obey -to lead his delegation from the convention hall the moment McKinley or any other geld bug is nom- inated for president, or any other plat- form than the one demanding free sil- ver, without waiting the consent of England, is adopted.\ He concluded: \Thc: country is going to hell. Let us show the world we know it, and we are determined to interfere.\ Senator Tillman was tendered a re- ception at the BrOW11 Palace hotel to- night. After being welcomed by Mayor McMurray, he was presented with a pitchfork made from gold and silver ta- ken from the mines of Colorado. Hon. E. R. Holden, who made the presentation speech, said: \Take this pitchfork back to the United States sen- ate, and dig up the record of Senator Sherman, and then dig down into the history of John G. Carlisle.\ This remark was received with great applause by the large assemblage that had gathered to welcome the bimetal- list of South Carolina. Senator Tillman finished hls address: \I stand by Colorado, and all I ask is that you stand by South Carolina.\ There were loud calls for T. M. Pat- terson. who addressed the crowd briefly. After the speechmaking, Senator Till- man shook hands with several thou- sand people. His principal address will be made tomorrow night at the Broad- way theater. Senator Tillman will not speak .at Arlington ,Parls a Thursday as was arranged. The henator found it Im- possible to fill this engagement without disarranging all of his subsequent date's. WRECK ON THE CRESCENT HO (D Ele(en Passengers Injured -Train Went Through a Trestle. New Orleans, April 14.-A train consist- ing of a combination baggage car, two day coaches and a sleeper plunged through a trestle on the Queen & Crescent road three miles above Voesburg this morning. Reports of the wreck are meagre, but the latest information received is that six passengers were injured, one seriously. The heavy rain storm which swept through Louisiana and Mississippi is re- sponsible for the wreck. The latest infor- mation reeelved at this point is that 11 passengers are injured, one seriously. Nothing is said of the train crew. The injured are: C. H. Ball, address unknown; J. Pettericia Atlanta; J. T. Bates, Slid - dell, La.; R. L. Chislow, Marion, Miss.; J. McCormack, Meridian, Miss.; Mrs. Jas. Snell and child, England; J. Isaacs, Ellis - vine, Miss.; S. C. k ergueon, Cincinnati; Mrs. John Dymold. New Orleans; A. B. Avery, Hatchburg, Miss. REPORTS OF SPANISH VICTORIES The Elections in Cahn (re Proceed- ing With Good Order, Havana. April 12.. -The insurgent leader Cardenas has burned the machinery and buildings of the plantation of Mazorrea. The column of Major Garrido, in an en- gagement with Jose Maceo, dislodged the Insurgents and took their camp and am- munition. The insurgents left seven killed. Meceo and Perez were wounded. Four of the troops were killed and ten wounded. Colonel Moneada at La Pastore on Pass river, was ender the fire of the insurgents for three hours; when he dislodged them from their positien with great loss. The elecalons are proceeding with good order. The autonomists are witholding their votes. CH 14 PION HAMMER THROWER Robert Edgreen of California Broke the World's Record. Sall Francisco. April 11. -Robert W. F;(1 - green of the University of California has again beaten the world's hammer throw- ing record. From the regulation Revell foot ring he hurled a 16 -pound hemmer the astonishing distance of 148 feet six inches. This Is over three feet farther than the world's record and a foot farther them Flg - reen's previous best trio/ throw. fl 1D FOR THU OFFICEHOLDERS Rebel 1 aqui Indians Created Vacan- cies at Jutosela. City of Mexico, April telegram horn Oa.xaca City this afternoon stated that the rebel Indians at the town of Juquela, killed all the town councillors. school teachers, local prieets, chief of po- llee and the telegraph operator, In fact everyone holding a government place. The people are in terror. The Indians were en- gaged in their drunken celebration of the 411 Gold Shipments. New York, April 1.11.-Heidelbach, ickl- halmer & Co. will ship tomorrnw VW- * he geld.

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