Weekly Montanian (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1894-1897, May 16, 1896, Image 1

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WEEKLY ATONTANIAN. VOL. 11. THOMPSON FALLS, MC\ TANA, MAY 16. 1r396. NO 32. SALE OF S., L. S. & E. BELIEVED THE ROAD WILL BE 801 (are IN HI BONDHOLDERS. Washington entral May Buy the Eastern End of the Seattle. Lake Shore & Eastern. Spokane. Wash., 3dey 13.--(Spireial.) -- Lively interest is taken here in the sale of the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern rail- road, advertised to take place next Satur- day at Seattle. A well-informed railroad man said yesterday that he had reason to believe that the property would be bought in by the bondholders, and that their com- mittee is even now seriously considering a proposal to dispose of the eastern end of the road to the bondholders of the Cea- tral Washington. This would give the Central Washington direct entrance inte Spokane, and make it independent of the Northern Pacific. It now connects with the Northern Pacific at Cheney. \You do not believe, then, that the Cen- tral Washington bondholders will come in under the Northern Pacific's plan of reor- ganization?\ \I doubt it. The bondholders' committee seems to have a thorough understanding of the situation. and I believe realizes the true value of the property. If the Central Washington could secure the Spokane ,sel of the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern, and then extend its line to Waterville and the Columbia river, it would have the nucleus of one of the finest railroad properties in the west. I should not be surprised to see the road extended this year to the Big Bend plateau, 25 or 30 miles beyond Couiee City, the company resting there for &n- ether year for a clearer vision and a decie- ion as to whether it would be better to make for Waterville or the Columbia river.\ Speaking of the sale of the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern, the Post-Intelligent:6r says: General John H. Bryant, receiver of the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern railway, returned on Saturday night from his trip to the east. General Bryant's period of eervice as receiver of the railway company Is probably nearly at an end, for if the sale of the road takes place, the entire property will pass into the hanis of the purchasers, and nothing will be left for the receiver to do except to distribute the resulting funds, under the direction of the oourt. As far as the •ele of . he road is con- cerned, there are no S. yelopments, al- though it is surmised that Mr. Bryant's recent trip east had mere or less to do with the matter. Unless the United States court should, in the meantime, decree otherwise, the sale will take place, as advertised, on Saturday next. None of the interests represented in the litigatien have evinced an intention to oppose the sale at the time mentioned. A term of the United States circuit court and dis- trict courts will commence this week, the opening day being Thursday. May 14. If any move is to be made in the direction of securing an adjournment of the sale, it will be on the opening day of eourt, or on Friday at the farthest. Speculation is still rife as to the proba- ble purchasers at the sale, but nothing really tangible can he learned. If any of the railroad companies mentioned as prospective purchasers have any real de- signs in that direction, they have net been taking the public into their confi- dence and their local representatives have no information to impart on the subjeet. The general consensus of opinion among those who hazard a conjecture on the sub- ject seems to have settled on the belief that the road will be bought in by the representatives of the bondholders, and that no other bidders will present them- selves at the sale, and that if any of the companies mentioned desire to secure the road, they will do so by dealing directly with the bondholders after the sale, arel not by appearing as bidders at the sale. The argument advanced in favor of this view is certainly a forcible one. It is that the bondholders can buy the road w ithout being compelled to put up any money beyond the court costs; while any other purchaser would have to pay into court, on confirmation of sale, the full amount bid in actual money. If the bond- holders take the road, a purchase from them would readily be made in bonds of the purchasing company, secured in part or entirely by the road itself. However, next Saturday will determine the whole question. THE DAY'S HOUSE PROCEEDINGS Election Contest -Private Pension Bills Later in the Week. Washington, May 12. -The house today entered upon the contested election case of Rinaker vs. Downing from the Six- teenth Illinois district. The debate was very spirited. Mr. Moody of Massachusetts joined with the democratic minority in asking the adoption of a resolution for an official recount of the ballots in dispute. Messrs. Cook of Illinois and Leonard of Pennsylvania spoke for the contest- ant today, and Mr. Bartlett of Georgia and Mr. Moody for the contestee. The vote will probably be taken tomorrow. Before the case was brought up Mr. Wheeler of Alabama was taken to task for abusing the privilege of printing in the record, and some extensive interpolations in a recent speech of his were expunged from the permanent record by a vote of II to 144. Mr. Evans of Kentucky, In obedience to *the instructions of the ways and means committee, gave notice that he would call up the free alcohol bill at the first 4/pportun1ty. The special rule for the consideration Of private pension bills was postponed until Thursday. At 5:10 p. m. the house adjourned. Favorable to the Canal. Washington, May 12. -The house com- mittee on interstate and foreign com- reerce today ordered a favorable report on the Mahon Nicaragua canal bill, as amended by the sub -committee. The vote stood: Ayes 7, nays 4. There were six Members of the committee absent. BARK CENTAUR BURNED AT SEA Crew Traveled Eight Hundred Mile. In Open Boats. Honolulu, May 1, per steamer Monowal, San Francisco, May 9. -The British bark Contour, Captain 1. S. Bestor, was burn- ed and abandoned at sea April 11. The captain and crew of 22 men arrived at Hilo April 26, after traveling a distance of 80u miles in twe open boats. Toe ves- sel caught fire in the hold, caused by one of the crew dropping a lamp, which was sniashed to piece. on a bale of burlap supposed to have been saturated with peraffine oil. The flames spread very rapidly from one quarter to another, aid- ed by combustile material aboard. The Centaur was an iron bark, owned by Johnson, Sproul. & Co. of Liverpool. Site was at first a ship, but was later changed to a bark. For many years she plied almost regularly between the Pa- cific coast and England. She sailed from San Francisco April 11 for Maryborough, Queensland, with 63,77S centals of wheat, valued at $70,000, shipped by William Dia- mond & Co. A CAMP OF SONS OF VETERANS Coeur d'Alene Has a Flourishing One This Year. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, May 9.-A camp of e Sons of Veterans was mustered in here this afternoon by Colonel Clark of Spokane, over 40 members signing the muster roll. The camp has been named Sherman Camp No. 41, and the following officers have been commissioned: Captain, John P. Hicks; first lieutenant, Martin 11. Cooney; second lieutenant, Maurice J. Cooney; first sergeant, ,George Hicks; q lartermaister sergeant, George M. Dono- van; sergeant of guard, George W. Bech- tie; eolor sergeant, Bert Weeks; principal musician, George O'Hara; corporal of gnarl, E. Miller; picket guard, William I'. 011aaa; camp guaid, C. P. Smith. Colenel Clark is the senior vice com- mander of Washington and Idaho division, Sons of Veterans, and after mustering in the garrison, addressed the young men composing the camp in words of patriotic sentiment and congratulated them upon i the good showing they made in their in- I itial meeting. PHIACF. HENRY IS IN DISFAVOR ! Orleans. Family Fears He Is Becom- ing Too Popular. Paris, May 9.-Matin says a rupture of th. amicable relations between the duke of Orleans and his cousin, Prince Henry of Orleans, is imminent, and the duke win publish a manifesto cutting off Prince Henry from the Orleans family and de- priving him of the privileges of a prince of the blood. It has been an open secret for some time past that the Orleans family is dis- pieased at the growing popularity in France of Prince Henry, the elder son of the duke of Chartres, and cousin of the duke of Orleans, pretender to the French throne. ARMS, AMMUNITION AND DYNAMITE The Mysterious Steamer Lanrada Takes on Supplies for Cuba. New London, Conn., May 10. -The tug Commander, with the barges Relief and Green Point tow, which sailed from New York Faturday, and the tug Volunteer met the steamer Laurada, whose move- ments In New York harbor has occa- sioned much mystery, oft Montauk Point tcday, and transferred to the steamer about 100 Cubans and several tons of arms, ammunition and dynamite. Captain O'Brien Wile aboard the Volunteer, and after the transfer was effected returned with the Volunteer. The Laurada put out to sea. The Com- mander, with her barges in tow, put in here tonight for water. POSTAL AFFAIRS IN THE WEST Nev Postmaster Appointed at Clear- water, Idaho. Washington, D. C., May 10. -Lemuel U. Williams has been appointed postmaster at Clearwater. Idaho, in place of Allen Stephens ,resigned. A star service has been established from Bruneau Valley to Wickahoney, 11 miles and back, once a week, by a schedule of not to exceed 10 hours running time each way, from June L 1896, to June 30, 1898. The stet service from Dubois to Lemhi agency will hereafter supply Bannister at the site ordered April 113, without change In distance. WAS NOTHING TO HAMS PUBLIC So Said Secretary Olney When Ques- tioned Yesterday. Wrishington, May 10. --If any official news has been received by the government In Washington today regarding the Amer- icans captured aboard the Competitor by the Fil7aniards and condemned by court- martial to be shot, diligent inquiry falls to disclose its nature. Secretary Olney, to whom a note was addressed upon the subject, replied there was nothing sew to make public. Guilty of Taking a Bribe. New York, May 12. -Ex -Police Captain Edward B. Carpenter was today sent- enced to three months in the penitentian and pay a fine of $1500. Carpenter plead- ed guilty to having received a bribe ol Coot) from the Liquor Dealer.' Associa- tion. !HANCOCK 'N BRONZE NioN t %WS T UNCILIED To HERO OF KG. us that our obligations as servants of the people are made more sacred and our in- centives to vigilant citizenship more Im- pressive because we have in er keeping the fame and glory of our co, itry's he- roic dead.\ THE Palmer's Eulogy. IuipoIii iiiituy Displa) and .tel- dres.en by tit President and Senator Painter. Waehineton, May2.-The statue to Ma- jor Gent': -al Winne, Scott Hancock was unveiled at 3 o'cloe this afternoon, arid was the occasion oian imposing military demonstration. Th date is the anniver- sary of the battle f Spottsylvania, Va , when Hancock's begade gained its bril- liant victory in nit portion of the field known as \the elle.\ The ceremonies were simple, but spressive, duplicating as nearly as the eangcni conditions al- lowed the ceremories attending the un- veiling of the statusto General Garfield in this city May 12. W. They opened with prayer arid closed stth a benediction, and included an °ratio' and patriotic music by the Marine band The statue stands at Seventh street an ennsylvania avenue. Major feeneral J n M. Palmer, senator from the state of Jiiyiois, was the orator of the day. He ws a distinguished vol- uuteer offirer dud the war. Brigadier General John It. 13 oke, commanding the military departmen of Dakota, with head- quarters at St. Pat, had command of the mditary escort. Al the available troope in this vicinity wee ordered out, includ- ing the artillery atWashingten barracks, the eavalry at Ft Myer, the marines from the barracks, a battalion of sailors from the navy yed, and the National Guard of the Dist - ict of Coumbia. The civil division was made up of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union Veteran Legion and the Soeiety of the Second Army Corps. A salute was fired at the Washington barracks as the statue was unveiled. The promident, vice president, the cabi- net, the supreme court. congress and the members of the diploms.tIc corps were at the ceremonies. The statue is an imposing bronze, repre- senting General Hancock on the morning of the last day at Gettysburg. just before he was severely wounded. The gigantic figure sits firmly in the saddle, the steed is slightly checked, and the whete 'tattle gives the impression of reserve force. The artist is J. H. Ellicott of this city, whose design was chosen in a competition held two years ago. The pedestal is of tad granite. It is plain with the exception of two carved shields, one at each end. The statite Cost 849,000. It has been erected un- der direction of a national commlesion ap- pointed by congress, consisting of Secre- tary of War Lamont, Senators Mille of Texas and Cockrell of Missouri. The ston- ey for the monument was appropriated by congress. The exercises opened with prayer by Plehop nateriee of Washington. Then the principal address was delivered by Senator John M. Palmer of Illinois. Seven hun- dred invited friends were present, includ- ing many relatives of the general. The statue stanile In the heart of the business district of Washington. The total height Is 33 feet 8 inches. The proportions of the rider are such that if standing erect he would measure 10 feet In height. The President's Address. President Cleveland trade a brief ad- dress, in which he said: \A grateful government today pay. tribute to the memory of one of oar coun- try's notilest sons end beet defenders. Willingly prompted by patriotic inclina- tion, wo have assembled to witness a na- tion's appreciation of valiant dee In time if war and its recognition of civic virtues in time of peace. We give this monument to the dead, but the dead endows our gift with a significance which makes it of priceless value to the living. It is an open book, constantly teaching the lesson of sincere and steadfast love of country. Those who look upon its grand propor- tions in years to come aill be reminded of su •h sacrifice and service as have male our nation great and our people happy. With this monument before our eyes, those in public rtation who are chargrel with the people'e interests and with mak- ing and execution of their !awe can her Ily forget that honest effort to secure the public weal and a stern insistense at all times upon a faithful and unselfish dis- charge of public duty in the places they occupy are US essential to the safety and preservation of all that Americans held dear, as bravery and heroism on the field of battle. \The perpetuity of our popular govern- ment depending upon our fidelity to the principles upon which it rests, the vast inter , sts of a confiding people, prompted and guarded only by honesty and faith- fulni es in their serve's, and obedience to those ',rational obligations which our membership in the family of nations ex- acts, should be sufficient to enforce up3n threes' trusted by their countrymen the lessons which this moment teaches. \Let us all, however, open our minds and hearts to the sentiments especially appropriate to this occasion, and let our sense of public duty *nil our patriotic as- pirations be quickened and stimulated by a vela* from the grave admoniehtnit Senatoi Valmer's address was devoted to ari eu'og - y to the manly and soldierly qualities of General Hancock, and con- tained a beautiful tribute to his wife, who was hia biographer. \The military qualities of Genera: Han- co , ,:k,\ he said, \are well known to the country. The story of his brilliant serv- Iees has been told in detail by biogra- phers, but General Grant has condensed his real character and reputation into a w sentences: 'llaacoeit stands the most conspicuous of all the general offieera who did not exercise a separate command. He commanded a corps longer than any other one, and his name was never men- tioned as having committed in battle it blunder for which he was responsible. He was a man of very conspicuous per- sonal appearance. His genial disposition made him friends and his personal cour- age and his presence with his command In the thickest of the fight won for him the confidence of the troops.' \ Continuing, Senator Palmer said: \1 have said that Hancock had 'an eye for a battlefield.' The terms I use are not technical, but they describe a quality in an officer that every practical soldier tie- derstands. It has its application to the field like that of Gettysburg, and in a less degree to Chickamauga. When he reach- ed Gettysburg Hancock found the po- sition held by the Union forces menaced by startling dangers. At once he saw the advantage of the position and boldly re- solved that this great battle should be fought to determine the fate of the cDa- tinent. To be great is to be equal to the requirements of great occasions, and it is to the skill, courage and the resolute coolness of Hancock that Gettysburg was selectee as a battlefield, arid It is to the Wafters of all ranks and grades and to the hardy, resolute courage of the private soldiers of many states that the country owes the crushing repulse of the confed- erate forces. \It is enough to say for him that he was great according to that best defini- tion of greatness. lie comprehended and seized great opportunities. Now that we have ceased to struggle against each oth- er, we know with absolute confidence that the men of every section and of all parts of the great republic are equally patriotic and alike willing and ready to defend :he integrity of the Union and the honor of the nation against all and every foe. Americans of all sections and of all par- ties, of ore common country, now know, respect and confide in each other, and we will transmit that sentiment of respect and confidence to our children. which will afford a sure guaranty for internal peace and the defense of national honor.\ ARE 91100TING FOR AN ART GEM Interstate Military Eneampment at Savannah. Savannah. Ga., May 12. --The Military Interstate Association of Savannah, Ga., is holding its first meeting. The exercises leclude military drills of different kinds for cavalry, artillery and infantry, con- tests for rifle, caroine and pistol, and cavalry exercises in the SCI1001 of the trcoper, mountea, such as riding at heads, rings, etc. The purpose is to test the use- fulness and efficiency of those taking part In it. and the exercises are to be of a practical nature. The management is in the hands of leading military men and citizens of Savannah. The ground for maneuvers is a park near the center of the city, and Is well adapted to the purpose. The arrangements for rifle firing are of the most complete character. The Avon- dale nee range, near the city, is pro- ncunced one of the finest ranges in the country. It has recently been finished, and 13 thoroughly equipped with all modern appliances to insure safety and rapidity and accuracy of fire. The crack companies of the country are taking part, such as the Thurston Rifles, of Omaha; the Morton Cadets, Emmett Guards and National Fencibles, of Wash- ington; the Governor's Guards, of Mem- phis; the Fletcher Zouaves, of Little Reck. The arrangements for the encampment are under the supervision of Major Ed- ward Karovv, commander of the encamp- ment. The major is one of the most pop- ular mintery men in the state. The team shooting will be the feature of the mafk- mansbip contests. The prize for the team of 12 contests is the De Benne trophy, one of toe most beautiful works of art ever offered in such contests. The program calls for an interstate prize drill, with a first prize of $25o0 ip the first class, and ths)e in the second class; college cadet prize drill, with prize of WO; interstate cavalry tilt, with prize of $110. In the De Renne trophy shoot the din - tenets, will be 200, 3tie and 500 yards. IN SYMPATHY WITH TELLER Arapahoe County Republic/inn Stand by Hint. Denver, May 12. -As a result of the fac- tional tight in the Arapahoe county con- vention. the McMurray adherents, who were not recognized in the selection of delegates today, announced that they would send a contesting delegation to the state meeting. The convention ended to- night after a two days' session„ the ate- venson faction having won at all points. Resolutions were passed declaring the republicens of this county were in full accord with Senator Henry M. Teller, stating that the money question was paramount before the country and advo- cating free and unlimited coinage of sil- ver at 18 to 1, and instructing delegates to the state convention to support no one for delegate to the St. Louis conventien not in accord with these views. CONTENTS OF A TANK IGNITED Explosion Near Cleveland Resulted In No Fatality. Columt - us, 0., May 12. -During the storm yesterday a falling tree displaced a gas tank at the state school for feeble mind- ed youths. Yesterday while men were placing the tank in position igniting was oaused by lanterns, which resulted In badly burning Dr. G. A. Doren, the super- intendent; Tlomea bents, chief engineer, Robert Joiner, George Churchman, WII- Ham Ranks and Thomas Hunt, lehnrcys, WAS A PEADLY TWISTER (t(N E SWEPT THE SECTION Al' 4N11) tItOt ND ELKHORN. NEI% Farmer and Team Lifted High Into the- tir and Carried Along Like Straw, Omaha, May I2. -A special to the Bee from Elisitorn, Neb., says: A cyclone swept this section this after- noon. A funnel -shaped cloud swept down- ward from the storm center and a general stamped- of citizens for caves and cellars ensued. At the schoolhouse the schoot children tied paniestricKen - to the furnaeo room and the wiliest confusion, anti a number of children were hurt. The cy- clone struck toe ground north of town. The path of the storm was froan WO to hIS yarde wide, and everything in Its pate was razed to the ground, including several houses. Carl Johnson, a prominent farmer, was caught in the twister. He had a team at- tached te a wagon. He endeavored to skirt the storm by driving in a meadow to the westward, but before he could task his horses out of the path of the hurricane he was caught In its vortex, and man. horses and ewagon were carried through space, together with fence boards, posts. wire and other debris. His clothes were literally torn from his back and he re- ceived a number of wounds. At times the wind would raise him high in the air and drop him back to the earth, only to catch turn up again. In his flight he would de- scribe a circle, and when the storm finally passed over him he was 150 yards or more distant from where the storm first struck him. After traversing a distance of about two miles the funnel -shaped cloud arose as suddenly as it had shot down to the earth, and at a point five or six miles fur- ther to the north dropped again to the earth, where it is feared great damage ant loss of life resulted. 1.1\l'OLN STRUCK BY A CYCLONS It Did Great Damage in the City ant Suburban Districts. Omaha. May 12.-A special to the Bee from Lincoln, Neb., says: Lincoln was struck at 4:46 p. m. by a tornado which raged with unabated vio- lence for 25 minutes. During this period the rain fell as from a cloudburst, ac- companied by hail. Buildings were un- roofed and torn down, cornices swept from roofs into the streets and the resi- dence portion of the city nearly denuded of trees. The most damage was at the hospital for the insane. The inmates were excit- ed, but the guards averted trouble. The damage in the city will probably not ex- ceed 140,000, though it may be much heav- ier, as the suburban districts are yet gut off from communication. The injured are: J. L. Workman, head cut by flying debris; A. L. Woody, in- jured in a collapsed building; Mrs. J. B. Abbott, caught beneath a horse; Henry Meyer and J. T. Thorpe. There were no fatalities, though the injured were severely hurt. The Bohemian -Catholic church, a brick structure, was completely destroyed, the ;ass being $4500. SPAIN IS BETWEEN TWO FIRMS London News Says the Spanish Ought to Distrust Their Own Ferocity. London, May 10. -The Daily News will say in an editorial tomorrow regarding the cases of the Competitor captives in Havana: The serious news from Cuba places the Spanish government between two fires. It is difficult to see how either side can re- cede. If the Spanish government sacri- fices General Weyler it will probably have to be prepared to sacrifice its own life. Public opinion in Madrid is hardly woU informed enough to profit by the Virgtn- lus case in 1873. The Spanish ought to distrust their own natural ferocity Is cases of this sort. The butchery of the men of the Virginius, which many el them applauded at the time as a fine and spirited act, was received with horror and execration throughout the world. HOPKINS-WILL RUN FOR CONGRIOSS Recently Defeated for a Nonstaation for Governor. Aurora, Ill., May 11. -The republican congressional convention of the Eighth Illinois district assembled at the opera house today a.na unanimously renomina- ted lion. A. J. Hopkins, who was a lead- ing candidate for governor against Cap- tain John R. Tanner at the state conven- tion a few weeks since. He commenced his serviee in the lower house at Wash- ington with the inauguration of the 49th congress. March 4, 1885, and has served through the 49th, Seth, 51st, 62d, 63d and the present house. In Washington he is recognized as one of the few remaining members of the old guard of 1881. JAMIESON WAS A MERE CATSTAW Rhodes Started the Transvaal Re- volt and Then Backed Out. London May 11. -The Courier today cos - Arms the report that Jameson's raid la the Transvaal failed because Cecil Rhodes wished the reformers to revolt Under the Union Jack, while the latter insisted upolt the Transvrial flag. It appears to be con- firmed that all arrangements were maila to proclaim Charles Leonard presideat and John Hayes Hammond state's attor- ney, but they refused to alter the plane and consequently left Jameson in the lurch. A better feeling prevails In the jobbing lines at Datralt. Guilty on Every Count. Omaha, Neb., May 0. -Shortly Defers noon the jury in the ease of Henry Boin, the defaulting city treasurer, returned • verdict of guilty on every oount. The amount of the defaleation In the Lading argregatellaiiui Export Bounty on Sugar. Berlin, May 12. -The reichstag today, by a vote of ISO to 110, fixed the export bounty on sugar at 1% marks per 100 Miss The saverament proposal was 4 Nark&

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