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FineWork of All Kind*
HELENA, MONTANA TEKKITORY, 1 KIDAY MORNING, APRIL 19, 1889.
8ej*t jfewj* ffepor/tj*,^A Labgeb Cibcclation than any^other two daily papers in Montana.
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A(Menu House that carries^as large a Clothing Stock as^any house west of Chicago.
Thathandles the productions^of the very finest manufactur^^ers of the country.
Thatmarks all goods in plain^figures, and the only house in^the city that is
Youpays jour money and^you takeB your choice.
Thereare hats and then again^there are Hats^and many hats^that wear well^and there are^hats that wear well and look^well. The only hat we know^that combines durability and^elegance is the ^Miller.^^Have you ever had one I^Then don't wait a niin^ute, but go and get one while^the stock is large because it you^wait you are liable to come up^^wanting.' We are sole agents^for those celebrated manufac^turers, ''Dickerson ^ Brown,'^whose productions for the hint^twenty years have bten consid^ered *'au fait^ by those who are^supposed to be the ^Arbiters^of Fashion.
Don'tfail to get a Miller^Hat. Then again wn are well^fixed in Spring Wear. Did^you examine our line of cloih^ing. Nobby Suits, Stylish Cut^^aways and Stately Prince Al^^berts (there's going to be lots^of the latter worn this year. |
Oneof the greatest attractions^ever seen in a clothing house is^a stylish blue sack suit, low^rolled collar, silk faced. We^are the only house in Montana^that shows this style very hand^some. Only, $25.
Anotherattraction is a Spring^Overcoat, silk lined which to^^gether with the sleeve linings^are the same as the goods, very^stylish, made by Benjamin (not^Harris), of New York. We de^^fy a tailor to match it for $(J^^.^You can have it for half the^money. We have them at all^prices as low as $7.50.
Itmakes our head ache^when we look at our stock. It^is too large,^many goods in^room as ours
AFull and Complete Line \f. deceived.
TheVery Latest Shades.
Ca.lland Sc^ Thtrri
J.P. WOOLMAN ^ CO.,
LeadingFine Shoe Dealers.
(NKXTTO FIRST NATIONAL BANK.)
Justtliiuk so^sin h a small
r.C. POWER ^ CO..
JOdBBKS AND DI* aK^ IN
Justreceived, a complete new stock of
DEEREPLOWS AID HARROWS,
sanil Broadcast Seeders.
SchuttlerQuartz Wagon Gear and Farm Wagons,
TUBULARAXLE AND STEEL SKEIN WAGONS, ALL SIZES.
Ourline of Fine Buggle*, Carriages, Plie^ton^, etc., is the largest and mont se^^lect ever brought to thin country. Sole agents for Columbna Buggy Co. vehicle*.
Alarge stock of Gliddeu's Celebrated Steel Wire, painted and galvanized. Fine^^and made and heavy work harueBH a speclHlty.
Headquartersfor Freeh tirasw Seed and Seed Peat*.
Ageuufor Kevere Rubber Co. Belting, Hose and Packing. Krie Tubular Sta^^tionary and Portable BoilerHand Engines, Griffith ^ Wedge Steam Hoists, V\ ash-^burn ^ Morn iTuciable 8^ Hire Hone, all Sizes. Common Sense VWiims, Ore^Buckets Ore Cars, Ore Trolleys, W ater Bucket*, etc. . ... .
Sendfor Circulars and Price List. Steamboat Block, corner of Main street^ind Helena avenue.
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Wehave to get rid of some of^these quicktff than the usual^course of trade so we have put^tlie knife into a number of lota^and the very life blood of pro^^fits tiow from ^^ur Bales. Just^think, a nice Kobby suit any of^four different (styles ail wool^and only a ten dollar bill puts^one of them on your back.
100doz. ties just arrived^^loo doz. from Wilson Bros, of^Chicago^you know them^and^100 doz. from Howell of Phila^delphia, strangers to this trade,^but dandy tie makers. Come^and look at the goods they^make and if )ou don't buy^tie or two you can take.
St.Louis Block, Main St,^HELENA, M T.
N. B ^Out of town orders^will receive our best attention.^Goods sent on approval to any^part of the territory. Price list^and rules for self-measurement.
ICE, ICE, ICE.
Isthe most reliatte dealer in the city. Thirteen^years in the business.
Office2^ (i Bridge St.
GalenI Block, Foot of Broadway,^Montana. P. O. Box 711.
Carpenters,Masons, Bricklayers. Plasterers.
ALSODIGGING SHOES FOR MINERS^JL.T BOTTOM PBICES.
Signof Big Bm^t on Housetop
Thousandsof Settlers and Hundreds^of Prairie Schooners on the^Way to Oklahoma.
RoadsBad and Strums High. But^Nothing Deters the Eager Seek^^ers tor Hornet.
Ulltlj l-li at Witahtugttiii \% hen the^Mmiri Hcet In the ^ew Territory-^ratal tonril.t Keported.
AithAN-As11 n, Kansas, April 18.^ At^6 o'clock tMs morning the boomers a. i.^alive Retting ready to cross the Cherokee^atrip. Ncari) IW.tsJO are here. They have^been ordered to move In an orderly manner^along established tralla. If auy depreda^^tions are committed the whole line wilt be^stopped and the guilty ones turned back.^The procession will be accompanied by^twenty to thirty reporters on ponies.^1 ititi-it states Cummlssioner Bensell al^lowed two men to construct bridges at^Salt creek and (hiltiecoo creek and to^charge the boomers twenty five cents to^cross. The old terry boat on Salt Fork,^which has lain idle for vears, will be^brought into service.
Capt.Hays yesterday received instruc^^tions fnmi the war department to permit^^atrial into the Strip at KoYloek this morn^Ing. The south bridge across the Arkan^^sas river is the most direct route to the
Strip,being just tinalios ffosj the l^^r
der.The road is narrow, with hedge on^one side and a win* tence on the other. Kain^made the mud hub deep. Before dark last^night this three miles of road was hlock-^aded with wagons and was impassable^either way. Many families slept in their^wagons, which stood up to the hubs In^mud. A large party from Wellington has^constructed a pontoon bridge, which is^portable, and they will emits the stream on^it This morning fully 400 wagons were^along the line and strung all the way to^the limits of Arkansas City, where there^were 000 more. There was a hesitancy^about tin- mart. (^rders were given by^apt Hays to wait till h o'clock, when^an orderly would give warning. Jt larked^a tew minutes before H o'clock when^a Kansaa City man called out: 1 Wnj
filledwith the liveliest apprehension re^^garding the opening of Oklahoma. The^secretary of war has authorized the state^^ment that the government Is fully aware of^the situation and has arranged to take all^proper steps to preveu; trouble, itls known^this subject has formed the main topic for^discussion at recent cabinet meetings and^that the attorney general has Nth called^upon to decide the question as to the au^thorlty of the war department to act incase^of strife, bloodshed or violence in the newly^opened country. The instructions sent to^tue commandant of the troops in Oklahoma^as a result of the opiulou rendered^by the attorney general wen extremely^guarded. They are understood to direct^army officers to assist in the maintenance^of the law, but to carefully observe the^regulations defining their authority and^leave arrests for violations of the law to^the marshals. The president might in case^of serious disturbance declare martial law^over the territory, but this could not be^done In advance of a breach of peace. The^machinery of the government would, It Is^feared be too alow In moving to meet a^great emergency which may arise. The^mly army regulation on the subject which^provides tor interference by troops In an^emergency is in case of interruption to the^carriage of mail or assaults upon 1'nited^States property; but under a somewhat^strained construction it mav form a reaaon^Tor the use ot troopn to prevent or restrain^rioting or bloodshed lu the territory.
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Washington,April IN^Commissioner^Mason, of the Internal revenue bureau, has^decided that under the recent act of con^^gress and the proclamation In relation to^Oklahoma It ceases to be an Indian coun^^try, and that special tax stamp* may be^sold to wholesale and retail liquor dealers^to engage in business there under the same^terms and regulations as In otherstates and^territories of the I nlted Mates. The etTeet^of this decision will be to allow wholesale^and retail liquor dealers to purchase special^tax stamps lu Oklahoma under the same^term* as in other sections of the country.^Arrangements are being made to have a^force of deputy collectors and revenue^agtnts on hand to see the laws are enforced^and that the interests ot the government^are protected.
shouldwe wail any longer^ follow me,^and drove across the line upon the reserva^Hon. A tremendous shout went up from^the boomer* and they went forward and^over the line, The shout was taken up^along the line and the entire cavalcade^moved forward. Williams, troru Chatta^iuacounty, Kansas, with his wife and Iff^children, were the first settlers to follow^the Kansas City man. Soon 1,000 white^covered wagons were in motion. From an^elevation five solid miles of wagons could^be seeu and as the caravan went^over the undulating prairie it pre^^sented a sight probably never to be^seen again. Perched on a cracker box^In the first of ten wagons from Bingham,^Kansas, Dan sikes (lung the American^(lag to the breeze and as tar as it could be^seen it was hailed with patriotic shout*.^Kor three hours the wagons crossed the^strip line and moved toward the promised^land, on the outside of almost every^wagon were strapped plows, household^goods and farming implements. Kxtra^hor.m H and bunches of cattle followed the^wagons, often driven by women and chil^^dren one farmer had built a house from^the bed of his wagon It was shingled,^and a stovepipe leading from a modern cook^stove made it complete.
Fromthe Cherokee Strip line to Salt^creek fork Is fourteen miles. This fork is^a swollen stream and croasing It is danger^^ous business. A temporary bridge has^been erected but It Is not safe. It Is be^^lieved a majority of the settlers will camp^to night beside this stream. Cant Hays^broke up ('amp Price at noon and Is follow^^ing with his cavalry. His orders are to^camp to night at Suit creek fork and then^to take ttie line ot march to-ruorrow tor^Oklahoma. Camp will be struck by the^soldiers jnst across the line and Capt. Hays^will picket his men along the Oklahoma^line as far as they will reach. His picket^line will be joined by soldiers from Cald^^well and the Nximers will be kept at bay^until the hour of noon has arrived. The^three miles of road from the Arkansas^river along the Pone* trail is in a frightful^condition and It was most discouraging for^settlers; but these men are not made of^the stuff to turn back. Difficulties ot^all kinds are met and overcome.^The most neighborly feeling exist* and^each renders the other all the assistance^possible. Capt Hays, who has kep: the^boomers at hay, sa)s he never saw a asoff^orderly set of men. The Indian mission^school, half a mile from the Ponoa trail,^came in a body to witness the start and^men and women on horse hack from^Arkansas City galloped along the line of^wagons and waved their handkerchiefs to^the farmers. Prospective merchants,^townMters, bankers and speculators will^take the trains on Monday. Wagons from^the north continue to pour In. but in no^such numbers as witnessed In the Ik-f^three da^s. Parts of a wagon passed under^the temporary bridge ever Salt Creek fork^this morning and the supposition is that a^family of boomers has been lost In th^s^ream. HlsreporUd two persons were^drowned.
At10 o'clock this morning the -tart acrosn^th^ Cherokee strip was made by the boom^^ers at Caldwell. The intention had^been to start to-morrow morning, but^owing to the condition of the trail becausi^of heavy rains the last few days Ca^Woodson, commanding the company s^tion^'d there to repel Invaders, determined^to give the colonists another day to cross^ttie strip. Hy 10 o'clock the wagons were^drawn up on either side of the little bridge^where the old Keno trail crosses the line.^At just 10 o'clock they were permitted to^start. The troops rode slowly In front, the^wagons stringing out in single file, making^the Ktart of the long procession that will^continue to pour over the little bridge Into^the land of the Cherokee* all day long.^About 700 wagons left to-day.
Killedmi the Border.^Clin ago, April 18.-The Times' Fort^Smith, Ark., special says: Four men were^killed on the border of Oklahoma to-day.^Word was received here this evening of a^conflict between parties of boomers, cattle^rot n and Chlrkasaw police at the ford at^Chtsholiu's trail, forty miles west of Okla^^homa City, oo the Canadian river. The^cattle men were taking several hundred^animals from Frank Colbert's ranch in the^Chickasaw nation to Kansas, but the^mounted police guarding the northern^border of Oklahoma refused to permit them^to use the celebrated Chlsholm trail leading^through the new territory. A tight result^ed. In which the cattle men were reinforced^by a party of boomrrs from c.-.k and Fann^lug counties, Texas. One of the guards,^two cattle men and one of the boomers,^named Oelss, were killed In the melee,^besides the loss of some valuable horses.^The rattle men took the old Ablllne trail^and went around through the (MsfffSjaw^reservation.
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St.Loi ik, April 1H ^The Republic will^print W-morrew a report giving the fruit^and vegetable prospects of the w hole coun^^try. The report-* have all been written^during the present month by the best In^^formed parties In their respective states.^The peach crop is expected to bethe largest^ever grown. Pear buds being alive at thi*^time In every state in the union, ar.d the^season being so far advanced, the crop^is assured in the west and south, and al^^though too early to safely predict a full^yield, yet go m1 crops are expected. The^crop of apples will be much smaller than^that of last year, it being the off year for^the crop at many of the big shipping sta^^tions. The staw-lierry crop is hardly up to^Use average, veti* much larger than that^of ikkm, which was the lightest in many^year*. The grape crop in the went and^south has been favored with a mild winter,^but little injury ha*been intti ted and near^^ly double the yield of last year Is^looked for. The general vegetable crop,^which Is attracting much attention, espo^dally throughout the aouthern states, Is re^ported lu excellent condition. Florida la^now the most formidable rival of all the^other sunt tier n statos as a shipper of early^fruits and vegetables, getting into every^market vast and west before any other^state hy several week*. Her orange crop^promises to be larger that that of last year^and the heaviest on record. California, It^seems, Is drying and evaporating her fruit*^to a much greater extent alnce the Inter^state commerce law raised the rates to dis^^tant markets,y^ i the at most unprecedented^low price* prevailing for dried and evapo^^rated fruits now and tor months pa^t will^d 1st'onrage operators ami reduce the amount^of fruit so saved largely in all the states.
HITALITY ON SHU* HOARD.
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PML*\MfcMIA^ April 1H. - I nlted^State* deputy marshals have been hunting^since Monday night for Capt Somewell,^First Mate Uyau and Second Mate Robins,^of the ship Solitaire, which arrived from^Dunkirk, Monday, after a sixty-four days'^voyage. The officers are armed with war^^rants for the arrest of the three men, charg^^ing them with cruelty such as has seldom^been reported on ship board In recent^years. The story an told by the sailors to^the United State* commissioner includes^the murder of one seaman, who was^knocked from the fore upper sail yard, by^the second mate, to the deck, killing him^instantly, the injury of others by fnghtrul^heatings and continued brutality and over^^work during the whole voyage. On the^way up the river the captain sent the first^and second mate* ashore near League^Island, not daring to bring them to th^*^city for fear of arrest He brought the^vessel to the city himself and then disap^^peared.
ITW AS NOT DUFFY.
aGrtat Problem, the Race Question^for the People of the South^to Solve.
TheSolution Only a Matter of Time if^the People are teft to Them^^selves.
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Ppu.APKtpiiiA,April IK ^The luquirer^will publish to mono* Interviews which it^has collected with prominent politicians of^the southern states in answer to the ques^^tions. ^What is the southern question'.^1^aud ^How should it be met to produce the^great en t good to the southIn responses^nearly all voiced the same sentiment -that^the race problem Is the great one to be^solved, and that the south should be al^^lowed to manage her own affairs without^interference. Among the most prominent^gent.cmeii from whom replies were re^celved are: tiov. Uichardson, of South^Carolina, tiov. Lee, of Virginia; tfov.^Huckner, of Kentucky; Attorney Oeneral^Miller, of Mississippi; and I.lent tiov^Mauldin, of South Carolina. The tenor of^the replies is contained mainly in that of^tiov. Kichardson, who says: ^The^southern question Is the race problem^Miall the African or the Caucasian^pi-dominate. The solution I* In the strict^avoidance by the government of any dis^^tinctly southern policy and In leaving to^the states themselves the management or^their own domestic alTalrs.^ tiov. (tuck^tier, of Kentucky, protest* that there is no^southern question a* such; that unpatriotic^sectional agitation, whether originating in^the north or south, should not be eiicour^aged and the Injury resulting from such^agltatioli would In^ reduced to a minimum
ifthe |pie of each stale would continue
toattend to their own affairs and unite In^supporting the general government In its^just exercise of all Its legitimate power*.^Attorney tieneral Miller, of Mtssi^Mppi.^says: 1 he contrast between tin* negro^and white government* ha* been so deel^dedly in favor of the latter that the white^people are determined there shall be^no return to the formerJ Indeed a military^despotism would be preferred. When in^tereat and judgment, instead ot paar ion and^prejudice shall control the soutliern negro,^then the whole question will he solved ''^l.icut Oov. Mauldin, of South Carolina,^says the federal government can help the^south by appointing to office men of char^acter and capacity, by dealing generously^In the matter of Internal Improvements and^by refunding the cotton tax: ^in other^words,^ says he, ^let the south alone.
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NawVokk, April 1H.~Two men, Kiley^and Brown, taking down telegraph wires^this morning were jerked out of a window^being entangled In a rope attached to a^falling pole. Itotu were instantly killed.
Afterthe removal of the remains of the^dead men and the departure of the ambu^lance, the work of removing the wires^went on as usual. Other gangs continued^the work that was being prosecuted on^Hroadway yesterday, the company's gangs^keeping ahead of the mayor's men and try^^ing to save their wire as far a* possible.
Contractorliusby and Inspector Roth,^who were in charge of the work in Sixth^avenue, and uuder w hose Instruct ions^Urown aud Kiley wire working when the^accident m curred. wi re arrested and taken^to the Jefferson Market police court. A^witness of the accident testified that the^pole was heavy enough to have pulled the^wtiole side of the house out aud that Koth^had been told so by some of the men. Wit^^ness told the judge he would not have un^^dertaken what lirown and Kiley were^asked to do under any consideration.^Other evidence was glveu to the effect that^Koth was himself holding the guy rope^and that the letting go of that rope caused^the falling of the pole, liusby was dls^charged and Koth turned over to the coro^^ner's office.
il.41 1m .ot on a Prunk tn I^^^r todsje^County Faintly titiot^Dkbh Lodue. April 18.^| Special to the^Independent J^ News comes here to-day of^the killing of an Indian at Sunset post-^office in the northwestern portion of this^county. Last Monday some six or eight^Flathead Indians visited that place and^were allowed to have as much whisky as^they wanted at the saloon of M. K. Star.^The consequence was that they all got on^a drunk and not only terrorized the whites,^but began quarrelling among themselves.^Kellx Keul, a white man, who had been^drinking with them, got fnto a quarrel^with one of the Indians and finally shot^and killed him. This was about 6 o'clock^in the evening. Afterwards the squaws^stole the arms away from the bucks and^kept them during the night Next day the^Indians moved across the river to another^camp, but as they have plenty of whiskey^It is h an d that more trouble will result
Keulwas tried before a justice of the^peace and was at first discharged, but at a^H cond trial was held to await the action of^the grand jury. The officer having him In^chhrge has not yet reached Deer Lodge.
Aresident of the neighborhood has just^arrived in town and warrants have been^iMued for the arrest of the parties selling^the whisky to the Indians, officers have^started for SuiiRet to arrest all the persous^who have violated the law.
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SpokaneKai.i.h, April IK. -|special to^the Independent!^Nearly all the busi^^ness portion of Cheney, sixteen miles west^of here, waa burned this morning. The^tire started In the rear of Matthews' gro^^cery store and spread rapidly. Hose wa*^brought out, but Immediate!) burst and^wa* found to have been plugged with^block* of wood. A panic then ensued, a* it^was evident that the town was doomed. A^telephone mesnage was sent to this city ap^^pealing for assistance and a special train^wa* made up, but the apparatus^was not taken, as the water^works furnish pressure here and the en^^gine* were not In a serviceable condition.^Twenty house* were burned with a loss of^ftrto.oon. The insurance is less than half of^that amount. The names of the companies^have not been ascertained, as the bonks uf^the Insurance agencies are In a vault which^Is not cool enough to opeu. It is reported^that a Chinese leper was confined In the^baseuieut of a wash house and pertsnod In^the Haines. The lire was unquestionably^the work of an tucendlary.
WesternRailroad Managers Make a
Cutin Second-Class Fares from^Chicago to Helena.
Reductionof Seven Dollars, the^Changs to Take Effect on the^First of May.
Thfgufttlou of the teas* of tha Wiscon^^sin ( antral Mill I nder Consldam-^HfSj by Do Northern l\i. Mh
Lumber,Laths, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Mouldings and Finishing^Material. AU Kinds of Hardwood Lumber C nstantly on Hand
Officiiami Yard co-D^r National and Lyndal* ava., foot of Rodney street^Orilera Promptly Att^n4^d to. Country Orders Hulidted,
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WeCarry a Full Line of
Theyexcel any ahoe In the market for HTYLR and b( KAhTMTY Also tbe largfs^line of Oente Shoe* In tbe city. Including HA NAN k BON^and LILLY, BRACKKTT ^ 00. makes.
RALEIGH^l CLARKE, No. 25 Uoper Main St.
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Wki.MNoTo*,Kas., April 1H.^Tbe^stream of prairie achooners moving south^ward bas not diminished. The strreU of^the city are filled with boomers and they^continue to pour In from the north, ea^t^and west Frequently from six to twelve^wagons and teams are included in one out-^tit. Much an I mm Ik ration waa never be^fore witnessed In this section. Old settlers^fsrnillar with th^* f'imarron river, which all^settlers entering * ^klahonia from the north^west are crossing, ^sy its waten are very^high and it la a* much as a man's life Is^worth to eross It In Its swollen condition,^its bed Is composed in large part of shifts^Ing qu.cksaod and when a safe crossing^can he made to day to morrow In all prob^^ability the same place would be adeath^trap Many parties who Intended to go^from here wltti teams will ^o t^y rail, being^f^ arful ef serious accidents In fording this^river.
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JJohto.n,April IK. ^Tommy Meadows, of^Australia, Is anxious for another go with^Paddy Duffy. In a letter Meadows says^Duffy is a quitter; that in the second and^thirty first rounds lie wanted to stop fight^^ing. The Australian is confident he can^defeat Duffy.for he says If any lloston club^will give a reasonable purse he will fight^Duffy ten or fifteen or twenty rouuds, and^if he does not put the lioston boy to sleep^in that time he will be satisfied to lose the^purse. Boston men do not take any stock^in Meadows' statement* that Duffy wanted
t quit. Letters have been received In this^city from Callfornlans who wltncused the^battle, showing Meadows was the one^who wanted to ssjH, not Duff).
Thrl.rruimu* In Nmiiiom.
MMbsjApril 1H ^The haruoan ^white^nook^ has Just been Issued, obviously in^vi^*w of the approach of the Namoan con^^ference. In a dispatch to Herr Stubel, tbe^new (it i'nan consul to Samoa, dated April^pi. I'rlhce Bismarck censures Consul^Kaappi 'fl conduct throughout the troubles^in .Samoa, lie dwells upon the deplorable^fact that with ieadjsqaatSfosssj and without^authority, urgency, or likelihood of^success, Consul K nappe took measures on^Dec. 17 which resulted in the death of a^large number of person* and an un^^aslrabk change in the position of^Islanders, besides jeopardizing peace with^America, while quiescence would have^StSSJiilvssj a tolerable state of sffairs. The^-a.dionot ihe treaty powers being lack^i: g, he say* Consul Kuappe'n demand for^the control of the foreign relations of^Stmoa was of no ferce. The chancellor^concluded bv d* ^ Unrig that Germany has^nothing to do with the internal affairs of^Samoa; that her mission is restricted to pro^^tecting (iermansand enabling them to de^^velop their commercial interests.
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Khkukhkk, Mi. April H -The old^Carroll bomeatead at Kooxville burned^Tuesdry. The tract upon which the old
JohnII. M^If! llanVed at Hartford Afler^Many llrlayw.
llAKTroui),April IH -.lohn II. Swift^was hanged this morning for the murder of^his wife In July, 1KH7. She was forced to^leave him on account of his dls*ipated^hahlta and cruelty. The murder was com^mlttod because *he refused to return to him^Ills sister ma^le the most strenuous efforts^to secure a commutation of the sentence.^The legislature passed a bill making the^penalty imprisonment for life, hut the gov^ernor vetoed it. The senate passed It over^the veto, b*it the house failed to do so. The^marriage occurred six years ago, when^Swift wa* IV year* old.
rrmch Tas un MpurluiiH i.mnt.^Wanhinoton, April M.^The United^State* consul at Havre Informs the state^department that from and after May 1 next^a duty of sixty cents per one hundred^pounds net will tie levied on all importa^tlous Into France of lard, mixed with cot^ton seed oil, Irrespective ot the percentage^of such mixture, and that all lard imported^from the United States will be subject to^governmental examination.
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Norton,April IH. The hearing on the^petition of the American Hell Telephone^company for an Increase of 5IO,fJOO,fMM^ In it*^capital stock was begun at the date house^this morning.
GeoD lirmiks, couniei for the company,^said the new capital wanted wa* mainly^to build a new Ion/ distance aysteiu, In^^cluding double lines from Boston to^Chicago. '
AIVcullar ^ ^^^^lUt.TlMoltK, April IH ^Lewis Knurr A^Sons have begun suit against KlelHchmann^^ Co. for $100 000 damages. They claim^that because they r fused to make a combl^nation with Fleischruariu to put up the^price of yeast the latter have ruined their^business by selling vinegar to Klmer A^Sons' customers below cost.
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0maoo, April ih ^A gentleman who^has been stopping at the Hotel Kichelleu^since April 10 and who was registered as^Sidney Walters, suicided with morphine^In his loom last night. At the inquest this^morning Mrs. Walters, who came from^Cleveland on receipt of a message sent^from here last night, took the stand snd^testified she had been married to Walters^about six months. He was an Englishman^and a London newspaper man of consider^^able pmtutuence. She did not kuow^whether or not tie waa related to John^Walters, proprietor of the Tlmea.
IMtthhuku,April ih -Sydney Walters,^who committed suicide In Chicago, came^here from Philadelphia, lie did news^^paper work and left two months ago. lie^kept the company of actresses, and spent^his money freely. Young Walters was the^husband of Kstelle Clayton, the actres*.
PlfffMMMiApril ik^A Uma, ^^hlo,^apeclal says: The remaining Lima stock^^holders In the Ohio Oil company, who did^not sell out yesterday to the Standard,^were to day notified If they wished to sell^they could obtain $70 per hundred for their^stoeu. A certified check to tbe amount of^$7h5.0(M) passed through one of the hank*^to day in payment for the property. This^not only gives the standard control, hut^makes them owners of the territory. The^Union Oil company sold their territory to^the standard to-day. The price paid was^827,000.
(hu aoo, April lH.-The managers of^the lines In the Western Passenger associa^^tion completed a two days' session to-day.^The question of paying commissions on^the sale of passenger tickets came up for^consideration, but It was agreed to take no^action pending the bearing on this subject^that had been set by the Interstate com^^merce commission to take place at Wash^ington early next month. The actios^taken at the previous meeting concerning^new second-class rates from St Paul to^Montana points that have been made by St.^Paul west-bound lines wa* reconsidered^and a resolution adopted to put the reduced^rate* into effect from Chicago, May 1. This^make* the second-class rate $34 from Chi^^cago via st. Paul to Montana. Instead of^^41.75, as at present
Violate*tha Law.^Wabhinoton, April 18.^ The interstate^commerce commission to-day promulgated^Its decision in the matter of the Investiga^^tion into the acts and doings of the Grand^Trunk railway of Canada. The decision^was prepared by Commissioner Schoon-^maker. It declares that common carrier!^engaged in the traniportattoa of passen^^gers or property for continuous carriage^or shipment from a place in the United^States to a place in an adjacent foreign^country are subject to the provisions of the^Interstate commerce act In respect to the^printing of schedules of rates and a strict^observance of the same. An Investigation^has shewn that the Orand Trunk Railway^company has allowed a rebate on coal ship^menta In favor of certain consignors in^ranada for points in the United Statea and^the decision declares that the reduced^charge so accepted or rebate so allowed U^in violation of the luteratato commerce^act
Th AtchUon Mealing.
Aliuui Kitoi k, N. M , April 18.^At the^meeting Saturday of the Atchison, Topeka^A Santa Ke stockholders at Boston It U^currently reported here from creditable^source that Peahody A Co., bankers, can^with their proxies control sufficient stock^to keep the company out of the hand* of^Jay Oould. The people of New Mexico^are awaiting the action of the atockholders^with greater interest than any time since^the completion of the road.
ThaNorthern Pacific Maetlng.^\kw Yokk, April 18.^The Northern^Pacific director* to-day only transacted^routine business. The executive commit^^tee made no report on the Wisconsin Cen^^tral proposition. When the report Is ready^a special meeting will be called.
Train\\ . u, , - Kail,^t ^ it a n i^ K \ r 11 - Mich., April IH. ^An at^^tempt was made last night to wreck the^west boudd passenger train on the Chlcsgo^A West Michigan railroad, which leave*^leavethis city at IxM p. m. While ap^proaching (irandvlile an open switch was^encountered and the engine and all fie^cars except the rear one ran off the track, Ihe^engine tietng completely demolished. No^one was Injured. The connection rod of^the switch had been cut and the switch^moved only half way so that the train^would not go on to the siding.
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Washinoton,April 18.^It Is very^parent here that officers of the army
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NewVokk, April 18 ^Col. Dudley's^suit against ttie Kvening Post stands, Judge^beach to-da) denying the motion to strike^out the complaint because Dudley refused^to testily before the commission at Wash^lugton.
Foundon a Kallroail Traek.
Ki.i.nt,Mich., April 18^Mrs. Amanda^Wallitgan, of Jackson, wss found bound^and gagged on the railroad track this^morning. She claims to have been robbed^at ttie point of a revolver by an unknown^highwayman and placed on the track In^t he condition found.
a Magro Fiend.
Ja ksonviu.k, April 18 ^hut night^Isaac Jones, a negro, broke every hone in^the body of hi* 4 four-year old child with^an iron bar and then fatally beat his wife.^Jones says be has fits aud that he had one^last night.
WillAppoint a TuMIc FrinUr sonn.^Wa*hinoton, April 18.^Parties watch^^ing the public printer tight are of the opin^Ion It will be settled In a day or two. Indi^^cations still point to Osborne, of California,^for the point ion
4ouiptroller or the Curransv.
Wamuinoton,April 18^The president^to-day appointed Edward S. Lacey, of^Michigan, comptroller of the currency snd^Timothy ^luy Phelps, collector of customs^at san Francisco.
FlectionJudge* on Trial.
l.iiiii-Hot k, Ark., April ltt.^ The trial^of Wui. Palmer, Thomas Hervey and Wm.^llobbs, judges of election charged with in^terferlng with the congressional election^at Plumrnersville last November began In^the United State* circuit court today.^The theft of the ballot box by masked men^before the votes were counted and the as*^sassination of John M. Clayton were fea^^tures in the case.
(an Kuniiliia; In Mi Fnul.
St.PAt'i., April 18.^ Cars were started^on ttie Went Seventh street line this morn^^ing, guarded by police. Crowds hooted aud^jeered, ami one man threw a bunch of fire^^crackers under the feet of the car horses.^Nnous trouble is anticipated.
MinnkaI'oi.ih,April 18 -Street cars are^running on several lines. There were sev^^eral small fracases till the rain dispersed^the crowds.
Orf^u Improvement Dividend.).
NkwVokk, April 18 -The directors of^the Oregon Improvement company have^declared a dividend of one percent on com^^mon stock. The preceding quarterly divi^^dend was at the rate of one and oue-halt^per cent
Jos.King. a Wealth* Farmer. Fatally Shot^by a lilinlpatcd kou.
SiMtiNoKiKi.fi,Mass., April 18.^West^Farms, a farming hamlet, was the scene of^a horrible double tragedy this morning.^Jos. King, a wealthy and well known citi^^zen, 73 years of age, wih shot and killed by^Kdgar King, his eldest son, and the house^fired. The murderer weut twenty steps^from the house and then shot himself.^The murder and suicide Is traced to an un^balanc d mind, caused by dissipation. A^letter to a friend shows the deed was pre^^meditated, with the addition that he In^^tended to kill two aunt* also. He was pre^^vented from the last hy being unable to get^into the room where they slept. The deed^wa* committed at 2 o'clock in the morning,^the murderer tiring three shot* into the^body of his father while asleep.
LOST-AHA^i OF WILD.
M)torlou^ Disappearance or *i ..ooo In^an Kiprea* Office.
liiiAiNKKihMinn., April 18.^A package^containing 916.000 in irold ha* mysteriously^disappeared from the office of the Northern^Pacific Kxpress company in this city.^Louis llohman, the night clerk, received^from the train at 1:45 a m. yesterday four^sacks of specie. Two contained ^yl5,000^each in gold, and two 9500 each In silver.^Ttie money mss to be used In paying the^employes of the road, llohman savs he^carried alt the specie into tbe vault and^turned the combination. Half an hour^later he discovered one of the bags of gold^wa* mlsHing, and at once notified his su^^perior, llohman is regarded as honest and^faithful.
rii-bed la tk Mine.
Kkaixno,Pa., April 18.^At Farming^ton to day a mine shaft, which Is 125 feet^deep, caved in. Kighteen men were in the^mine snd a dozen of them were partially^covered with the falling mass. All sue^ceedetl in crawling out without sustaining^serious Injury except one, who was crushed^to death.
Tracy'.Uuuveaarul Hale.^Naw Vokk, April 18 ^At the second^and final day's sale of the trotting stock of^Secretary Tracy the bidding was a great^deal more spirited and the prices realized^much larger. The total receipts were^9ll.V.*05, and the average ^er head about^Si.aoo.
Custer^ ounty Kepuhlh ^ i Nominee*.
Milk*City, April 18.^(Special to tbe^Independent. ] -The republican county con^^vention nominated to-day A K. Liurlelgh^and i* 11. Lond delegates to the constitu^^tional convention.
Wamiinoton,April 18^At the session^of the National Academy of Sciences to^^day, reports were beard and miscellaneous^business transacted. A number of papers^were read.
Bainbkidgb,Ua., April 18^ At the^Alabama Midland crossing of tbe Chatta^^hoochee river two boats containing eight^men each capsUed, drowning five of them.
Afamine Is ragiug in Hungary, and hun^^dreds of persous are starving and d j ing.
TheEdinburgh town council has decided^to confer tbe frerdom of the city upon Par
J.Monday, an Italian employed on the^new suspensiou bridge, fell to the river be^^low yesterday and was drowned.
WhltelawHeld and 1). O Mills, were en^^tertained at dinner yesterday by the presi^^dent and Mrs. Harrison.
Crushedsugar was excited at London^yesterday. Everything offered sold twenty^minutes after the market opened. Price*^were one shilling higher.
NoNew. of the Danuiark.
NawVokk, April 18.^The steamer^Alsatia arrived from tiibraltar this morn^^ing, but brought no news of the wrecked^Danmark's passengers.
Thesteamer Olympla, from Mediter^^ranean, reports having spoken to four ves^^sels, but did not hear anything about the^abandoned steamer Uaumark.
London,April 18.-The National line^st-amer, Tbe Queen, from New^York. which it was thought^might bring news of the passenger*^of the steauu r Danmark, ha* arrived at^Queeustown but reports she saw nothing^of the steamer or passengers.
Incomingsteamers report having exper^^ienced moderate weather and having hailed^other steamers almost daily, none of which^mentiunedlhe Dsnmark.
TheAmerican Association.^At Cincinnati-Cincinnati, 4; St Louis,
Baltimore,8; Columbus*^Athletics, 3; Brook-
l5AtLouisville-Louisville, 6; Kansas^City, 8.
WardMcAllister'* Swcceaeor.^Nkw Vokk, April 18.^At a meeting of^the entertainment committee of the Wash^^ington centeunial celebration to-day. Ed^^mund Stanton was elected director of the^ball. HI* duties will be practically the^same as those assigned to Ward McAllistei.