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WEEKLY MONTANIAN. VOL. IL THOMPSON FALLS, MONTA N.X, .11' E 13, 1896. ARE NEARING THE END 1011 0 lilt Nt 'It Es 01.' co\ 5: It ESS 141 1.1. soioN 51.05E. A Somber 01 !Dive Been Foos- •idered, Debated end Hurried- ly Passed. Washington, June 9 -The senate today agreed to the final conference reports on the naval and Indian appropriation bills, leaving only the sundry civil and the District of Columbia conference reports outstanding. A night session had been agreed to in anticipation of delays and opposition to the naval and Indian con- ference reports, but they went through so speedily that the night session was atianioned. The bill to amend the law respecting the punishment of contempt of court was discussed by Senators Hill and Allen. but a final vote was not reached. The measure is the result of agitation over the imprisonment of Eugene V. Debs and others for contempt. An effort to pass the Francis E. Hoovey pension bill, recently vetoed by the presi- dent, failed through the absence of a quorum. A supplementary deficiency bill, cover- ing the mileage of new members of the house and other minor items was passed. The house bill, authorizing the attorney general to select a site and secure plans for a federal prison on the military re- serve of Leavenworth, Kan., was passed. The resolution for an inquiry into the circumstances of the award of the statue of General William T. Sherman occasion- ed a debate. Senator Wolcott criticized the award on the ground that it was an injustice to the society of American sculptors. Senators Hawley, Emerson and Mills defended the award. Regarding the resolution Senator Wol- cott said: \From the 26 models submit- ted, the committee of American sculptors made an award, but this was disregarded by a committee of the army of Tennessee, who gave the award to Carl Rhol Smith, thus 'boosting him up' from :he 10th place In the competition to first place. It was a flagrant disregard of justice.\ \Already said Senator Wolcott, \the capitol was disgraced by statues and bronzes which were a disgrace to the end of the 19th century.\ Senator Allison insisted that the Army of the Tennessee retained the right to make a final determination on models. The sculptors' society acted merely in an advisory capacity. The old comrades of General Sherman were best q.ialifi(sd to seleet the model vehiell truly marked his lineaments. The senator protested against a resolution which would create scandal and carry a stigma against the Army of the Tennessee. Senator Hawley also believed that the old comrades of the hero of Atlanta would be able to select a statue which would be not only an ideal of a great general, but one recognizable as Sherman himself. Senator Mills referred to his service on the committee to select statues of Gen- erals Grant and Logan, and said in each case he had declined to accept the conclu- sions of the artists and had insisted that the families of the generals should be consulted. The award was finally defeated. A joint resolution by Senator Burrows was passed authorizing the insertion of a bronze tablet on the new building at De- troit commemorating the British evacua- tion of 1796. Senator Morgan offered a resolution, whieh was ri ferred, authorizeig the com- mittee on Pacific railroads to continue the inquiry as to the Union and Central Pacific roads during the recess of con- gress. At 6:40 the senate adjourned until 10 a. in. tomorrow. siittliT SESSION OF THE HOUSE Serious Matters Were Considered and a Recess Taken. Washington, June 9, -Less than a dozen democrats were present when the house was called to order. In explanation ef the absence of democrats. Mr. MeMillin said that democrats did not consider it their duty to furnish a quorum to unsett another democrat. The pending ques- tion was a motion to lay on the table the motion to reconsider the vote by wheel the house decided to eoasider the elec- tion case of Aldrich against Underwool. The vote resulted 92 to 31, being 34 less than a quorum. The sergeant at arms was directed to bring in the absentees. Mr. Daniel of New York addressed the house in favor of seating the cantestant. Mr. Aldrich. The minority ad /tatted the returns were incorrect, but claimed the corrected returns still gave over 1000 Ma- jority. After the debate had run for half an hour it was ilecided to prolong the de- bate to have two hours on a site. Mr. Underwood, the contests*, spoke for an hour in his own behalf. Mr. Linney of North Carolina, in sup- porting the cause of the contestant, gave a picturesque denunciation of the election frauds which he said were prae- deed In the south by the democrats. He argued that the only place where the wrongs committed could be corrected was In the house. Any attempts to se- cure justice from the local courts, he said, would be futile. Mr. Stalling% of Alabama, who defend- ed Mr. Underwood's right to the seat, denounce.] Mr. Linney's remarks as \the dirtiest abuse of his own section ever de- livered by a white man.\ When the time for debate expired Mr. Owens of Kentucky moved to recommit the case. The motion was lost, 67 to 93. The vote was then taken on the first resolution, doelaring Mr. Underwood not entitled to the seat. The resolution was adopted, 199 to 98. The resolution declaring Al- drich entitled to the seat was adopted, 116 to 107. Mr. Cannon or.riti the conference report on the sundry oivii hill. It agreed to all the Items in except the public building ametelmenta Mr. Ilayner of Nebraska, who refused to sign the conference' report on the sun- dry civil bill because it contained an ap- propriation for the Garfield and Provi- dence hospitals in this city, explained that he had consistently opposed appro- priations for private or sectarian insti- tutions from the first, and he now be- lieved that the question of principle in- volved could not be compromised. The report was adopted. The final report on the naval appropri- ation bill was presented by Mr. 13outelle and agreed to without division. The final report on the Indian appro- priation bill was also agreed to without division. Mr. Cannon appealed to the house not to yield in the matter of public build- ing amendments to the sundry civil bill. and with the exception of the amend- ment for the public building at Savan- nah, Ga., all were agreed CO ad the bill sent to further conference. The Sa- vannah item was agreed to. 96 to 91. A partial conference report on the Dis- trict of Columbia bill was presented and adopted. The report left the electric lighting question and public charities still open. A bill was 'Kissed to amend the act to prevent collisions at sea. A resolution was adopted directing the speaker to ap- point a committee of five members to Investigate the management of the Leav- enworth soldiers' home. At 7 o'clock the house took a recess until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. ASSEMBLAGE OF RAILWAY MEN Meeting of the International Asso- ciation of Car Accountants. Cleveland, Ohio, June 9. -All the prin cilial railroads of this country and Can ada were represented at the opening the twenty-first annual meeting of th International Association of Car Account ants. President James Osborne called the convention to order and delivered the opening address. During its two days' session the convention will discuss the law of copyright on railroad blanks. tne relation of small roads, or feeders, to trunk or through lines, the distribution and handling of foreign equipments, and kindred topics. Local Freight Agents. Chicago, June 9. -Several hundred dele- gates were present today at the opening in the large club room in the Tremont house of the ninth annual convention of the National Association of Local Freight Agents, and in which is represented the local association of every city of the Unit- ed States with three or more railroads and 50,000 population. Lot Brown 'of the C.. B. & Q. presided, and stated in his annual address that the organization was now one of the strongest among the nu- merous railroad associations of the coun- try. THE OLD WILBERFORCE NI %ASTON Proposition Made to Purchase the Building. London, June 9. -It is reported that an American, whose name, however, has not transpired, has offered to purchase and convey to the municipality of Hull the house in which Wilberforce, the great slave emancipator, was born in 1759, on condition that the city council will make provision for its maintenance in perpstu- ity as one of the attractions of the town. For years past the mansion, which is a quaint structure of the ancient Dutch style of architecture, with a coped w dl in front and a central gateway, has been annually the Mecca of thousands of visit - ore, a large number being Americans and people of color. Recently an effort was made to purchase the place by public sub- scription, but the amount required ($10,- 00m was not forthcoming, and it was bought from the heirs by a brewer with the intention of converting it into a ware- house. The names of Joseph Pulitzer and W. W. Astor are mentioned in connec- tion with the private proposition that is said to have been made to the municipal authorities. TO Q1 ELL STRIKING FISHERMEN Oregon Milititt in Readiness to Go to Astorin at Once. Portland, Or., June 9. -The First regi- ment of Oregon National Guard has been directed to hold itself in readiness to be ordered at any time to go down the Co- lumbia river and quell the fishery dis- turbances and it is more than probable that the militia will be on the move in- side of two or three days. The cannery and other buildings of the North Shore Packing Company. situate(' across from Astoria on the Washington side of the river, were fired last night, and other violence is feared. It is reported on the authority of one of the lieutenants that the First regiment, 0. N. G., has received orders to take a special boat tonight for the lower Co- lumbia river and preserve the peace in the fishermen's troubles. General Beebe is non -committal and will neither deny nor confirm the report. CORBETT AND SHARKEY '1'0 MEET They Hole Signed Articles for the Coming Bout. San Francisco, June 8. -James J. Cor- bett and Thomas Sharkey met this after- noon and signed articles of agreement for a four -round bout under the auspices of the National Athletic Club on Wednes- day, June 24. The contest Will be fought under the Marquis of Queensbury rules, with five -ounce gloves, the decision to be made by a referee to be selected at the ringside. Corbett is to have 50 per cent of the gross receipts. If Sharkey should gain the decision he will receive 35 per cent of the net proceeds, and If it is de- clared a draw the marine will receive 25 per cent of the net proceeds. Three Men Instantly Killed. Kingston, N. Y., June 8. -An tee ident, caused by the premature explosion of a blast, occurred at the Norton cement quarries at Binneweter today. Anton TerwIggeler, Thomas Ryder and Freder- ick Charier' were killed instantly. MENACE IS DECLARED ciiE l' PRODUCTS FROM Tire: ORI- ENT Ai, 501 NTRIEs. Chatirmata Dingle, Makes an Elabor- te ,Soidreros to Congress osa the Subject. Washington. June 9 -Chairman Ding - ley of the ways and means committee made a request on the menace to Amer- ican manufacturers by the threatened in- vasion of cheap products of Oriental la- bor, and upon the effects of the differ- ence of exchange between gold stand- ard and silver standard countries upon United States manufacturing and agri- culture, these questions having been in- vestigated by the committee. The report says the sudden awakening of Japan from the Oriental slumber of centuries is being followed by an equally rapid westernizing of her methods of industry; that while the Japanese do not have the Inventive faculty of Americans, or even of Europeans, their initiative faculties are wonderful. Their standard of living would be regarded as practical starva- tion by the workingmen of the United States and their hours of labor average 12 a day. Such workmen as blacksmiths, carpenters, masons, •compositors, tailors and plasterers receive in Japanese cities only from 26 to 33 cents, and factory op- eratives from 5 to 20 cents per day in our money, and nearly double those sums In Japanese silver money, while farm hands receive $1.44 per month. Europeans and Americans, says Mr. Dingiey, recognize the profitable field af- forded for investments and factories. and he adds: \Sixty-one cotton mills, controlled ostensibly by Japanese com- panies, but promoted by Europeans, and several small silk factories axe in opera- tion with something over half a million spindles. Japan is making most of the cotton goods required to supply the nar- row wants of her own people and is be- ginning to export cheap silk fabrics and handkerchiefs. While your committee have not found that any articles of im- portance made by the factory methods in Japan outside of cheap silks, handker- chiefs, mattings, rugs, etc., nave as yet invaded the market of the United States, it is probable the rapid introduction of machinery into Japan will within a few years make Japanese factory products, and probably fine cottons. silks and other articles in which the labor cost here is an important element in production, a more serious competiter in our markets than the products of Great Britain, France and Germany have been, sim- ply for the reason the Japanese wages are lower than European wages and Japanese labor likely soon to become as effective with machinery as European labor.\ The committee reports that it knows no remedy outside of the absolute proai- baton enforced against convict labor goods, except the imposition of duties on competing goods equivalent to the differ- ence of cost and distribution. An arg'i- ment for this policy is made, it being said to accomplish a double purpose, the collection of revenue to support the gov- ernment and the placing of competition In our markets on the basis of higher wages. As to whether the fact that one dollar of this country or the silver pur- chased by this dollar will exchange for nearly two Japanese yen (dollars), gives the manufacturer of cotton, for example. in Japan an advantage additional to that caused by the conditions already discuseed in the markets of this coun- try. Mr. Dingley says: \Clearly the manufacturer in Japan is in this respect at a disadvantage, for his cotton comes largely from the United States, and he must pay not only the freight but additional charge, risks of the fluctuation of exchange resulting from the fact that Japan does not have monetary standard of the commercial world. He obtains no advantage by the sale of his goods, in the terms of more valuable currency, but, on the contrary, loses something by this brokerage. The only way in which he can obtain any ad- vantage must be through the failure of the wages of labor in Japan to rise as much as the yen has depreciated in its relative value to gold since 1873; while wages in the United States since 1873 have doubleil as estimated in silver and have risen 15 per cent as estimated In gold. Manufacturing wages in the Unit- ed States are 25 per cent higher in pur- chasing power than a quarter of a cent- ury ago, in consequence of which the labor cost of production in Japan is largely diminished, while the labor cost of production in the United States has been increased, except as counteracted by a larger use of labor-saving devices. It is claimed that, however, notwith- standing the wages of Japaneee labor- ers have not ripen as the silver yen of Japan has been depreciated as compared with gold, yet that his wages will still buy as many Japanese products as they would 23 years ago.\ The report continues: \Silver -standard countries, like Japan and Mexico, in which, as it is claimed, the prices of io- meetic products estimated in silver re- main the same as in 1873, are put to a disadvantage in their trade with for- eign countries on a gold standard in that the latter countries are able to ase sil- ver which costs nearly 50 per cent less than it did in 1873 in payment for the products of silver etandaril countries, practically paying only half as much In their money for products of silv‘r standard countries as they paid in 1873, while the silver standard countries pay, or at least paid In 1592, 85 per cent more in silver and 15 per cent less In gold for the products of gold standard countries than they did in 1873.\ The advantages in foreign trade of an identical monetary standard are shown. arid ronaiderIng the probabilitlea of en- listing the manufacturing countries of Europe In an international agreement for a fixed coinage ratio between gold ant silver, it is said the leading Europeen countries, especially Great Britain. must be the first to feel the competition of Japan and other Oriental countries. BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMER5 E 'hat Hod, Advised by Joseph ( ham- herialin, the President. London, June 9. -The third congress of the chambers of commerce of the British empire opened at 9 o'clock this morning. with Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the eeienies and honorary presi- dent of the congress. In the chair. The hall was tilled eon ueiegates from all parts of the empire, those of each colony being grouped under their own banner. Mr. Chamberlain was accompanied by a number of notable colonists and agents general, including Sir Henry Brougham Loch, Lord Knutsford, the earl of Jersey, Sir George Baden Powell and many others. Chamberlain was enthusiastically cheer- ed as he officially welcomed the delegates. Among other things he said he was re- joiced at every fresh indication of the essential unity of the empire, upon which was founded all their hopes. The omens, he added, were never more favorable and be trusted their delibera- tions would result in an advance toward the goal to which all patriotic aspirations tended. The honorary president also touched upon the resolutions adopted by other chambers of commerce throughout the empire, of which that of the Montreal chamber is a fair sample. He declared that in order to extend the change and consumption of home products in every part of the British empire, a different system should be adopted by the imperial and colonial governments in favor of the home productions against the imported foreign articles. In his speech Chamberlain outlined his plan of federation for trade in times of peace and for defense in war. CONVENTION OF MORAL WORKER , 1 Annual Meeting of the National Sunda Sehool Seminary, Jacksonville, Tenn., June 9. -The pro- ceedings of the annual convention of the National Sunday School Seminary, and which will be in session at the Zion Baptist university for* the next three weeks, opened today with religious ser- vices and an address by Rev. B. H. Car- roll, I). D., of Texas. Several hundred delegates, representing 15 states, were in attendance. The convention is designed to develop increased interest in Sunday school work and knowledge on the part of teachers. Among those who will take part in the department exercises during the period of the convention are Revs. Drs. Wayland Hoyt, Philadelphia; J. M. Frost, Nashville; John D. Jordon, Little Rock; Henry G. Weston, Chester, Pa.; E. C. Pargan and W. P. Harvey, Louis- ville; J. E. Gilbert, Washington; T. G. Soarea Rockville, Ill.; Mrs. A. N. Mc- Millin and G. C. Wilkerson, Boston; B. H. Carroll, Ware); Rev. Jordan Giles. Sturgis, Ky., and Dr. Dias, the Baptist missionary recently imprisoned in Mexico. AN EXCITING MINING DISCOVERY Rich S ein of Ore Struck by Cross- cutting in the Viola. Boise. Idaho, June 9.-A sensational piece of mining news has just developed. For months the state treasurer has been developing the Viola mine in the Black Hornet district. A tunnel was run to the ledge and the latter followed to the Black Hornet- line. There an incline was sunk. Large quantities of ore of low grade were found, but it has been an open secret for some time that the developments were not such as to warrant the taking up of the bond. It appears that the management recently determined to crosscut from their works. After running about 20 feet they have opened rich ore. It showed five feet thick when the correspondent's in- formant was at the mine this evening, and the wall had not been found. It ap- pears they have been working on a bar- ren side of the ledge and that the proper- ty is fully as valuable as the develop- ments in the Black Hornet would indi- cate. THE EN .1 MIN STEW% OF JOHN sON Def line Not Concluded Present- . biZ. its Side if the ease. Ellensburg, Wash., June 9. -The exam- ination of Thomas Johnson was continued today. All the state's witnesses were ex- amined and the prosecution rested. The defense then asked to have the defendant admitted to bail and waive further ex- amination. The prosecution objected, and the justicee denied the application. The defense then began the examinaton of witnesses, and was still not through when an adjournment was taken until morning. The defense is not working for the discharge of Johnson, as his kill- ing of Donohue is admitted; but they de- sire to have him admitted to bail, and the fight is going on along this line. The examination will be concluded tomorrow. SECRETARY CARLISLE'S REPLY --- Answers Charges Mad.- by the Senate Finance Sub-Com m it tee. Washington, June 9. -Secretary Car- lisle's reply to the sub -committee of the senate finance committee, charged with investigation of the sale of United States bonds during the years 1894, 1896 and 1896, was made public today. The statement is dated June 1. The secretary reviews the conditions which led to the issue of bonds and goes into detail of contracts and prlees. It is his opinion that the prices obtained for the three issues of bonds were as high as could be obtained under the conditions as they existed. INSTRIICTED TO VOTE Fon III.VND Indian Territory Democrats Also for Free Silver. \Infra, I. T.. June 9. -The in,lian terri- tory democratic convention today elected six delegates to the Chicago convention. Free eoinage of silver at the ratio of 26 to 1 was indorsed, and the delegates were Instructed for Bland for president. NO 36, HAD A DESPERATE FIGHT NANGUINIARY ENCOUNTER PARTICI- PATED IN BY FREIGHTERS. Bennett, One of the Men, Frightfully Cat la the Back With an As. Northport, Wash., June desperate tight which will probably end fatally oc- curred this morning on the main street at Northport. inc participants were John Becker, Clayton Vance and a men named Bennett, all three being freight- ers. The dispute arose between Bennett and Becker over some trivial business mat- ter, which ended in blows. Bennett re- cetved the worst of this, and Vance, not being satisfied, joined in the fray to help Becker, when Bennett drew his knife. otherwise being helpless, and stabbed Vance twice, once in the shoulder and once in the heed. Becker, in the mean- time, secured an ax and threatened Ben- nett, who ran across the street and through the livery stable opposite, with the others in hot pursuit. When they emerged from behind the livery barn, Bennett had a frightful wound in his back, almost severing one of his kidneys, which was the result of a blow from the ax, but from whose hands there are differences of opinion. The general belief is that Becker deliv- ered the blow. After the affair, he was Immediately placed under arrest by Dep- uty Sheriff Palmer. The other two were placed under medical attendance, which was promptly called. Bennett's wounds were dressed and sewn up by Dr. Travis. while Dr. Morrison attended the wounds inflicted on Vance. The latter's wounds are not of a seri- ous nature, and he will be able to get around in a few days. Bennett, at the time of writing, is progressing as well as can be expected, though the chances of his recovery are very slim. It is a very unpleasant affair for the relatives of Becker, who are all very well-to-do and highly respected throughout this part of the country. He is the black sheep of the family, anti no one will regret if the law is strictly carried out in cases of this kind. The law has been roughly handled in the past at Northport, and the citizens feel they should have better protection against such disgraceful scenes, to say the least of it. Becker has been placed under a bond of $2000, and as yet no one has gone his ball. BURSTING OF A BIG RESERVOIR Its Waiters Carry Destruction in Their Pathway. Salt Lake, June 7.-A special to the Tri- bune from Brigham City, Utah, says: Early this morning the big reservoir is Three Mile canyon, south of Iiirum City, burst its banks and a solid wall of water It; feet high rushed down the canyen into the valley, carrying destruction before it for a distance of 30 miles. Boulders weighing tons were carried along like feathers and deposited in the fields of the farmerr, who today find their fertile acres covered with from one to four feet of sand, trees and boulders. The entire val- ley presents a desolate appearance. TOWN WIPED OUT 111 A TORNA.D0 The Estimated Damages From the Recent Severe Floods. Omaha, June 7.-A report comes from O'Neil, Neb., that the town of Lynch, Boyd county, was wiped out by a tornado yesterday afternoon. No lives were lost. A special to the Bee from Se Paul, Neb., estimates the losses resulting from the severe floods of yesterday at $100.ors: in Howard alone. Two large bridges over the Noth Loup river were swept away, besides many smaller ones. INNOCENT SPECTATOR KILLED Fatal Result of a Street Fight in St. Louis. St. Louis, June 7.-A street fight oc- curred here tonight between Andrew Smith and Peter Peterson, a prize figat- er, otherwise known as the \Terrible Swede.\ resulting in Smith unintention- ally killing James Hickey, a disinterested spectator. During tne tight, according to Smith, some one handed him a pistol and he fired at Peterson, striking Hickey in the heart, killing him almost instantly. CIT1 ELECTION AT LEWISTON Only Local Issues Were Involved - The SUCePPINfUl Candidates. 1s•wiston, Idaho, June 8. -The general city election was held here today. There were 345 votes polled. George Erb was elected mayor; John Roos, marshal; J. L. Chapman, treasurer; Dr. J. B. Morris, councilman from the Second ward; le L. Strong, from the Third ward, and C. Weisgerber. from the First ward. The re- sult has no political significance, as the fight was not within party lines. A CROWDED PORTICO GIVES WAY Seventeen Persons Injured and One Will Probably Di.-. Ottawa, Kan., June 9. -While two doSen people crowded on a portico and were witnessing a circus parade today, the etriieture gave way, precipitating men, women and children 15 feet to the walk below. Seventeen were injured. Mrs. David Day of Rantoul will probably tIle of injuries. • The Socialists Were Defeated. Paris, June 8. -The socialist attack upon the government Was defeated In the chamber of deputies today, order day be- ing adopted by a vote of 318 to Stnrted for the Convention. Olyrupls, June 9. --Governor M , (;rsw left this morning en route for St. Louis. .1 , /in P. (lowey of this city will a , cora- psoy the governor and Delegate Bur- ieigh. A 15 Per Cent Dividend, Washington, June 8. -The comptroller of the currency has declared a dividend of 17, per cent In favor of the creditors of the National bank of Pendleton, Ore- gon