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The January trade in Helena
ought to be pretty brisk at our
establishment, because we have
a large line of goods that are
sure to please the buyer of use
ful articles in our line. Watches,
more than any one other thing,
are the most staple articles the
Jeweler keeps, being now almost
as indispensable as clothes. For
those who desire a fine watch of
a medium size, the unrivalled
Movements fill the bill perfectly,
and we want to start off the first
month of 1891 with a good sale
of them. No wearer of them has
ever "got left"as yet. In fact, the
unvarying excellence of them is
something phenomenal. If you
don't know about them call and
see the movements and learn the
prices. Cased in Silver, Gold
The Hampden watch is the
regular large size American
movement. They are excellent
runners. We offer them at spe
cial prices in the "Railwa y"and
leadquarters for Watches.
Our store in preeminently the
headquarters for watches in the
state. We have a larger variety
of makes and more of them in
our cases and safes than any.
We have them. More Solid
Silver than any three concerns
n the state. January weddings
must be remembered. Make
them joyous by your manifest
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The Viceroy of Ireland Wants Aid
Adminlstered on the Balfour
Indisoriminate Asslstance De
clared to be Hurtful to The
Deelaration of the (arl of Zetland on ,the
Condition of the Poor of
DI)Uur, Jan, 4.-The earl of Zetlanud,
vie roy of Ireland and chief secretary of
salfour, has signed a declaration which has
been issued on the condition of the poor in
the western part of Ireland. The declara
tion says: "Poverty is chronic in some dis
tricts and will, if the people are not aided,
reach the stage of acute distress during the
winter a.d the spring. There is neither a
resident party nor a substantial middle
clas to give employment, nor are there any
charitable organizations to aid those who
are unable to aid themselves, Outdoor re
lief, exotpt in cases of emergency, cannot
legally be adndin'tered except to persons
holding over a quarter of an acre of land.
Although none acquainted with the history
of the Irish poor law would regard the
relaxing of this rule as other than a public
calamity, its maintenance undoubtedly
limits the capacity to deal with the periods
of exceptional distress. The position thus
created leaves a part of the social organism
aick it all time, stricken with a disease
from which, without extraneous help, it has
no power to rally. The question is not
whether money ought to be given, but how
it ought to be given, to what class and for
what special purposes. Charity ill-admin
istered injures its recipients everywhere,
but is especially injurious In those parts
with which we are concerned. Elsewhere
the injury can be confined to a class rela
tively small, but in the worst portions of
the congested districts the whole commu
nity may be effected, All are poor, all can
plausibly appeal for aid, and help reckless
iy given in response may inject a
whole township with the .vices and
weaknesses of professional mendi
cancy. We have spoken of this
matter to many priests and others ac
quainted with the conditions of the peo
ple. There was not one of them, however
keenly they may have felt the sufferings of
those amongst whom they lived, who did
not admit the permanent ill effects which
followed from too much charitable expen
diture within their experience.
"Regarding appeals for help it is needful
to say that the tales of distress nepd not be
taken as authentic because they are couched
in strong language and seem to come from
well informed quarters. In regard to the
failure of the potato crop, the small ooun
piers in the west esemns41ear , sight ·wl to
live much in the sam6 way. 'hey are all
lodged in small cabms, cultivate the same
kind of holdings and are clothed with the
same kind of dress. It would
be natural to conclude that in all
places where the failure of the crop is the
same, the distress is the same; but such
is not the case. In no district does the
bulk of the community live wholly upon
the potato. Every district has a means of
livelihood independent of the cultivation of
the potato. 'T1he degree of failure of the
potato crop is thereforo, by itself, mislead
mug as to the degree of the distress existing
among the people. Other elements in iina
ing the positton of the people are the
amount of their savings and their debt and
their credit with local tradesmen.
"Furthermore in the organization of any
plan of gratuitous assistance caution is
necessary in order that it shall not inter
fere with the system of railway relief works.
Several thousand pounds weekly have al
ready been distributed in the form of wages
in the districts most in need. The conclu
sions we come to are that charitable aid
ought to be confined first to families
which are in serious want and which hav
ing no able bodied person among them,
cannot deserve the benefit from the public
relief works; second to providing means in
schools for children attending them: and
third, to supplying clothes for children
unable to procure them elsewhere,"
The declaration concludes: "To those
who think we who can obtain the services
of the poor law inspeptors, the school in
spectors, relieving otficers, magistrates,
police and other residents in localities af
fected and who are already responsible for
the relief works, far exceeding anything
that charity is likely to effect; to those who
thing we are better equipued
for carrying this work than
other persons not having these
advantages, we offer to undertake the man
agementiof the distribution of any funds
entrusted to us. We believe that money so
spent will be well spent. All assfstance in
the shape of food or clothing which reaches
the children and helpless persons will
lighten or remove much immediate suffer
ing without exaggerating the chronic evils
requiring different and continuous treat
ment for a permanent cure. Subscriptions
and clothing will be received by the Coun
tess of Zetland at the vice regal lodge, Miss
Balfour, at the chief secretary's lodge, or
by the viceroy or Balfour."
THE NATIVES ROSE .UP.
Caroline Islanders Object to Helng Taxed
SAN FANcI.o., Jan. 4.-Late advices
from the Caroline islands state that the
era of insurrection and bloodshed has set
in among the natives and Spanish troops
quartered in this group,- Admiral Belkuap
has dispatched the cruiser Alliance to
Ponspi to protect the American mission
aries, whose lives and property are threat
ened. It is not merely the Ameriscan resi
dents who are threatened. Every white
person on the island, and the Spaniards in
particular, are fearful of having their prop,
arty stolen and being murdered.
A traveler named Anderson, just returned
to Joliet, in the Marshall group, brings
startling inteligepce of the extent of the
trouble and its causes. He says the natives
did not object to the coming of the
Spaniards until the latter managed to in
duooe Spain to proclaim a protectorate over
the group. Recently the Spanish officials
incressed the native taxation, which is
always a repugnant feature of their admin
istration. The refusal of the natives to
pay this new levy was the leading cause of
the existing troubles. Moreover troops on
on the Islands aire in many instances a
drunken riotous snob.
'Th'e natives armed themselves and had
severil sharp engasements with the
Mpaniards. 'they were cutdown by gattling
guns and retired into the brush country.
I he JSpanish soldiers followed and
were in turn decimated by the hidden
enemy. The war cry against the whites has
been sounded thwnghout all the islands.
In tihe Hlande ofr Ills Yridsad.
Dus.tsN. Jan. 4.-Y)'rnell left Kingston
to-night for London, aooompanied by Tim
othy Harrington. He will start Tuesday
for loulogre-Sur-Mer, where John ied-(
mond and Clanoy await him, It is under
stood Parnell has placed himself in the
hands of his friends.
Leon say on the MeKnmley Tariff Law and
the Iarmers' Allitase.
'AlUts, Jan. 4,--Leon Say, in an article in
the Journal des Debate, severely critilesed
the McKinley tariff law and the Amerlean
Farmers' alliance, He declares that Amer
eca, notwithstanding its immense wealth.
cannot carry out its industrial, commercial
or agricultural enterprise without Euro
pean capital, and continues:
"The fact of the situation is that they
have destroyed their credit by abusing it
by maladministration of their transport en
wrprieer and by their even worse adminls
tra.ion of their local finance. Unless a re
action occurs in public morals American
credit cannot recover its abasement and its
agricultural, like its other industries, will
remain a prey to successive convulsions for
which transient remedies will be sought by
the adoption of experiments certain to
"It is astonishing that in a country of
business men they have brought themselves
to-believe there are no limits to money cir
culation. If America turns its mines into
coin and raises paper currency in accord
ance with the ideas of the Farmers' alliance
,no agreement will be possible with Europe
on the monetary question. Europe would
be foolish to transfer its capital to America
in exchange for an absolutely useless mass
OTrTAWA, Jan. 4.-Col. Volney V. Ashford,
of Honolulu, has arrived here to interview
Foster, minister of finance, on trade mmat
ters. Ashford alleges that the island's
trade relations with the United States have
become unsatisfactory. He had an inter
view with tandford Fleming to-day and
urged that the Pacific cable be laid-via
The French Eleetions.
PAnts, Jan. 4.-The elections for mem
bers of the French senate were held to-day.
Premier De Freycinet was elected in the
department of the Seine, and Jules Ferry
in the department of the Vosges. Others
returned include tlarbey, minister of
marine,, Latest returns show a republican
gain of ten seats.
Parnell May Marry Mrs. O'Shea.
LownoN, Jan. 4.-The Paris correspondent
of the Daily News says: There are the
strdngest grounds to believe the Figaro is
well informed in declaring that Parnell in
sists on the resignition of Justin McCarthy
from leadership as a condition for his own
retirement till he marries Mrs. O'lt4lea.
London Postal Clerks to Strike.
LoNnoN, Jan. 4.-The postal clerks have
decided to strike. The movement is nom
inally a test question as to whether work
ing over time shall be voluntary or not, but
virtually, it is a protest against the in
creased employment of female clerks.
Drowned in a Water Tank.
LONDno, Out., Jan. 4.-William Weld, a
pirominent s.eicultural journalist and pro
prietor of the Farmerse Advocate, accident
ally fell into a water tank last night and
Concessions to tile Colonies.
MELLURNEx, Jan. 4.-It is stated that the
home government has virtually conceded
the right of all the British colonies to be
included in any future treaties between
England and the foreign powers.
McLean Willing to Row Teemner.
MaLnouRaN, Jan. 4.--Oarsman McLean
has expressed himself as willing to row
Teemer for any sum, on Parra Matta river,
after his race with Stanbury.
A Canadian Official Dead.
QUEBVW. Jan. 4.-Monseignour Labelle,
sub-minister of agriculture and coloniza
tion, died to-day, from compound hernia.
A Caricaturist Gone.
LowDON, Jan. 4.-Charles Keene, the
caricaturist on the staff of Punch, died to
TROOPS UNDER ARMS AWHILE.
The Trouble at Barnegat Park, New Jer
sey, Was Serious.
TaRENTON, K. J., Jan 4.-The riot which
occurred at Barnegat park yesterday caused
the governor to order the militia put under
arms to-day. The trouble was so serious at
midnight last night that Lieut. Farrow, U.
S. A.. fearing the place would be burned,
made a requisition for troops. The trouble
grew out of the dissatisfaction of several
scores of Italian laborers who have been
grading the public boulevard, and who
have not been recently paid. The Italians
threatened to burn the village. Women
and children fled to shelter in the neighbor
ing woods, and the citizens armed for de
fense. To-day the Italians were quieted
with assurances of an amicable settlement
Women Fight a Duel with Knives.
WHtEIULINO, W. Va., Jan. 4.-Word comes
from New Martinsville. W. Va., that two
physicians have been summoned to go to
Ten Mile, Tyler county, to attend two
women who fought a duel with butcher
knives. The fight is described as a most
ferocionus and desperate encounter. Mrs.
Wilson, one of the duelists, is fatally hurt.
The other woman's-name is not known, nor
is the cause for the strange duel.
Killed by His Own Race.
HELENA, Ark., Jan. 4.-News was received
here to-day that Prince Miller, a wealthy
colored man, was assassinated last night at
Island 64, in the northern portion of this
county. Negroes are suspected of having
Only a Clerical Error.
PAoru, Ind., Jan. 4.-Joseph Fields, treas
urer of Orange county, is short $11,000. He
claims it is a clerical error, and professes
his willingness and ability to pay up when
ever the exact amount of the shortage is
Admiral (iherardl's Wife I)ead.
NEW Youa, Jan. 4.-Mrs. Anna T. Gher
ardi, wife of Admiral Gherardi. commander
of the South Atlantic squladron, died to
night at the Hotel Mt. George, Brooklyn.
She was 40 years of age and a daughter of
Dr. Witer M. Rockwell, of man Francisco.
Two sons survive ner.
lan nloe a Pullmasa leeper.
UINse CTey, Mich. Jan. 4.--A freight
train on the Detroit, Grand Haven & Mil
wankee railroad ran into the rear end of a
pussenger train here to-day. The engineer
and fireman received serious injuries. The
Pellmen sleeper was badly damaged, but
no passengers were injured.
FIREOS 0 AT THE BURIAL,
Hostiles Object to the White Men
Burying the Red Men's
Trting to Burn the Pine Ridge
Agenoy With Fire
A.'olstie5d Blncks Said to Have deserted
' Fromn rtanding Rook--News
From Other Points.
o, Neb., Jan. 4.-Two scouts just
arri ed oonfrm the report made last night
of attle north of this place. The fight
was between Indians and a detachment sent
out Gen. Miles, from Rosebud agency to
bur the dead Indians killed' at the Wound
ed lnie battle. The hostile Sioux, obje t
ingIo the burial of their dead by their pale]
I foes, opened fire and after a desperate
an shap firing of Hotchkiss gun, were
for ° to rettpat ,to the protection of the
fr ly ravines. No deaths are reported.
SIOOINGO PIRE ARtIOWS.
iHo ls Trying to Burn the Agency at
Pzs lIDmoE, 8, D., Jan. 4.-The army of
Indians now surrounded by Gen. Miles'
soldiers on White Clay creekl number over
4,000 men, women and children, most of
them from the upper Dakota's reservations.
Hundreds of the crowds are crazed
with ghost dancing and they
will fight as Big Foot's men
fought. Shots were fired by pickets nearly
evey hour last night, banishing sleep from
all dyes. Fire arrows were thrown into the
agedey about midnight from the ravine
nearby, but fortunately fell harmlessly.
T'he! halfrbreeds and the squaw men are
leaving for the railroad, saying they know
what is coming, and don't propose to re
main. The outlook is that this war will
not be ended, except by one of the bloodiest
iights in the history of Indian warfare.
A THOUSANI DIESERTIONS.
Heavy Defection of the Young Bucks
from Standing Rock.
Foa. YATEs, N. D., Jan. 4.-Brief dire
patches from Mandan last night did not
indicate how serious the defection of the
young bucks from the Standing Rock agen
cy had become. The discovery was made
on issue day that many did not come to the
agency and one of the friendlies said they
bad armed themselves and gone to join the
bands in revolt. It is believed there have
been one thousand desertions. The Grand
River Sioux have been fomenting trouble
ever since the death of Sitting Bull and
theyofive not bg.et slow in manifesting
their anger toward Agent MeLaughtint
They have been disposed to resent the kill
ing at the first opportunity. The dispatch
at the time, which stqted a number of In
dians wore glad Sitting Bull had been re
moved, was greatly exaggerated. The
troops are being rapidly moved in different
directions to aid in squelching the uprising.
IN A FRENZY.
Tihe Indians Nay They Want No Treaty, but
Wish to Die Killing.
CitcAto, Jan. 4.-The Inter-Ocean's Pine
Ridge special says: Last night was one of
feverish excitement at the agency. For the
first time the squaw men and half-breeds
were alarmed and remained up all night
fearing an attack before morning. The
agency, however, is too well guarded to
permit any large force to approach very
close without discovery. Friendly spies say
there are a number of warriors in the ene
my's camp who have worked themselves up
to a condition of frenzy similar to those who
"committed suicide" at Wounded Knee.
They say they want to die, and are going to
die while killing white men.
Gen. Miles has sent a letter to the hos
tiles asking for a hearing. The Indians
tore? the letter to fragraments and said,
"We want no treaty, we are here to fight."
The Indians in the hostile camp number
over 4.000,. men women and children, and
represent every agency in the two Dako
The general has his troops all around the
enemy and could throw !all in on any day
and have a tremendous battle, but could
not prevent small bands escaping, which
would have to be followed up by the sol
diers. This would place the lives of many
settlers in danger. By holding the troops
until a much larger force can be thrown
around the Indians, the trouble can be con
fined to the reserve. It is expected the
end cannot be reached without one or more
OR)DEIIEI) TO THE FRONT.
Assistant Adjutant-General Corbln Off for
the Indian Country.
CirrcAco, Jan. 4.-Assistant Adjt.-Gen.
Corbin, upon a telegraphic order frmm Gen.
Miles. left for the Indian country at sis
o'clock to-night. Capt. I.. Higgins, now in
charge of the army headquarters, in an in
terview at eight o'clock to-night, said he
had heard a rumor to the effect that the
general command had met the hostiles and
that Gen. Miles had lost heavily, but he
did not believe it and was positive the gen
eral could not have been within many miles
of the locality where the fight is said to
have taken place.
The only news received at headquarters
this afternoon was a short message from
Lieut. Moss, aide to General Miles. It was
to the effe.t that the Sixth cavalry, under
command of Capt. Kerr, had met a band of
Indians at Clay Creek, and a short engage
ment followed. One Indian is repoated
killed and one wounded. 'There were no
casualties to troops.
Just before Col. C'orbin left to-night he
was asked if the order transferring him to
the seat of war meant that the situation
was more serious than supposed. lie re
plied: "I think not. It is not at all strange
that I ant sent for and probably ought to
have been there before. By virtue of nmy
rank I am chief of staff and when the gen
eral mn command is on the field his chief of
staff should te there also. Further than
this I can't say anything about the mat
FAIrPIt !I. POllICE AND S4COgT.I.
Agent ttager's Telegramn to the Cominis
aloner of Indian AffIr.s.
Walsuusolo. Jan. 4.-The commissioner
of Indian affairs, in response to the tele
gram sent Agent Roger, at Pine tidge, in
quiring as to whether any of the Indian
senurts or polic.have joined the hostiles,
received the following reply:
"None of your enlisted scents have joined
the hostiles The pollie and souts are
rendering good servie and by their vigor
oas dring prevented thehostilesfrom burn
Inc the agency buildings."
A reporter to-night called the attention
of the commistloner to reports from Pine
idge Saying that General Miles had reo
omnended the removal of the Indian agent
at that and other places and to the state
me t that the Indians were slowly starving
to death. The commissioner said that so
fat as the agents are concerned there was
no evidence that there had been any dis
honesty on their part in distributing sup
ies. hbe commissiloner has submitted to
the president a statement that the agree
ment with the Indians has been fulfilled.
TIE LINES NARROWING.
IRepublicans Anxious to Come to a Vote
on Cloture and the Force Bill.
Wastnrtoroa, Jan. 4.--It begins to be ap
parent that the present unsatisfactory state
of affairs in the senate must soon be termi
nated. Fifty working days will end the
life of the Fifty-first congress. The first of
the regular annual appropriation bills re
main to be aoted upon by the senate. T.he
feeling of impatience which this condition
of public business has aroused has gathered
strength every day over significant remarks
uttered in debate last week by senators of
recognized influence, and appears to have
had the effect df bringing the senate nearer
to a change of the programme that has held
sway since congress met in December last.
A caucus of republican senators is to be
held, probably next Monday evening, and
it is confidently expected by most of them
that, as a result of it, before the week ex
pires the crisis will have been carried with
respect to the elections bill, and the senate
will have arrived at a clear understanding
of what course it is to pursue for the re
tnainder of the session. 'I'ne lines of battle
are narrowing and there is a gathering of
forces. i'he' absent republican 'senators
have been requested to return and prepara
tions are making on both sides of the cham
ber for the final struggle. A part of the
campaign, it is believed, will be a series of
night sessions, designed to test the efficacy
of the old method of passing a bill obnox
ious to the minority, as well as to secure
the adoption of the closure rule if it be de
cided to press this measure. It is expected,
however, that this order will not be made
before Tuesday, as a night session Monfiay
would interfere with the desired caucus.
In the house to-morrow is "individual
suspension day," and members will be
given an opportunity to pass measures of
local interest. Chairman Farquhar will
call up the snipping bill Tuesday. Its
friends purpose allowing two days for con
sideration, but a determined effort will be
made by the opposition to deter final action
on the bill as long as possible, in the hope
of defeating it in this manner without run
ning the risk of a final vote on its passage.
There is a prospect that the consideration
of the shipping bill may be antagonized by
the appropriation bills, and that~the former
measure may not secure the floor. Friday
will be devoted to bills on the private cal
endar. It is expected to fill in any time
during the week not devoted to the ship
ping bill, to special orders, with appropria
tio bi's, four of v hioh areson the ealen
dar awaiting consideration, Chairman
Catcheon, of the military affairs commit
tee, having the right of way with the army
The Sliver JDollar King in Meieo.
WASHNGTON., Jan. 4.-The bureau of
American republics is informed that the
finance minister of Mexco has submitted to
the congress of that republic a plan for the
entire revision of the monetary laws and
coinage. It provides that the monetary
system of the republic shall consist as at
present, of gold, silver, copper and brass
coins. The monetary unit shall continue
to be the silver dollar. Fractions of this
dollar will be represented by silver coins of
five, ten and twenty cents.
The Monetary Conference.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.-The International
Monetary conference has been called to
meet in the diplomatic chamber of the de
partment of state, Wednesday next, when
Secretary Blaine will deliver the address of
welcome. Since the publication of the
list of delegates appointed, notice has been
received of the appointment of B. A. P.
Carter to represent the Hawaiian kingdom,
Hannibal Price to represent Hayti, and
Senor Don R. W. Stevens the republic of
Java Coffee Crop a Failure.
WAsmsNGow, Jan. 4.-The bureau of
American republics has received advices of
the almost total failure of the coffee crop in
Java. which is estimated at only about 16
per cent. of former annual averages.
No Change for Senator Hearst.
WASmINoTON, Jan. 4.-Senator Hearst
rested comfortably the greater portion of
to-day. There is, however, no material
change in his condition.
EMJIMA ABBOTT VERY ILL.
What Was Plneulmonia May Now be Heart
SAir LASt, Jan. 4.-Emma Abbott lies in
a precarious state at her hotel here, ill of
what was pneumonia and may now be
failure of heart naction. Her physicians de
clined tonight to express an opinion as to
Miss Abbott sang in Ernnni on Wednes
day night last. She was not in good voice,
but was suffering from a hoarseness and
was evidently ill. She was a very plucky
woman and sung through her part without
missing a note, though it was evident it
was costing her an effort. On account of
Miss Abbott's indisposition, the matinee
which was to have been given the next
afternoon was put off to give her time to
rest and recuperate.
Wrapped the Itabe Too Tightly.
lTr. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 4.-Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Baumgarten, who live a few miles
northwest of Fergus Falls, drove in to at
tend the services of the German Lutheran
church. They brought with them their
three months old baby and wrapped it up
very thoroughly to protect it from the
cold. When they reached the church and
unwrapped the child they were horrified to
find that it was almost slffocated frotm its
wraps and it died in a few minutes.
Why He Was Called iMtting Bull.
Sitting Bull gave out to his friends that
he was between 57 and 58 years of age. How
he acquired the singular surname of Hitting
tull is thus explained: Early in life ac
cording to the most generally accepted sto
ry. while but a ladin years, in fact he killed
a half grown buffalo. He dragged the car
oase many weary miles to within a short
distance of his father's tepee, when he sank
to his knees exhausted, the head and fore
lags of his prey hanging over his shoulders.
Hence the name of Bitting Bull, given, as
all Indiana' names are, on the spur of the
moment and with some noteworthy occur
Uence as a basis.
RUN AMUCK TO DEATH,
Lew Simons, a Drunken Faro Dealer
at Missoula, Killed by Sher.
But Not Until He Had Shot and
The J)esperaeo Terrifie the Town and Sas
Thinrgs ls Own Way for
MtssoueA, Jan. 4.- [Special.! --One of the
worst tragedies in the history of Missoula
ocurred this morning. Lew Simons, the
young brother of one of the proprietors of
the Exchange saloon, on Front street, and
who is employed as a faro dealer there,
drank heavily all night, until he got crazy
drunk. This morning about seven o'clock
he walked up to the bar and demanded
from Ed.Hart, the barkeeper, the 42-calibre
revolver kept there. He said unless he was
given it he would kill the barkeeper sure.
Simons, when drank, is a desperate charao
ter, and his demand was acquiesced in. He
then went to one of the faro tables and
fired two shots into the top, scattering
chips, players and dealers in all directions,
and driving most every one about the place
out into the street. He then ran up stairs
to his room and locked the door.
There he began abusing the woman
with whom he was living. Police.
man William Houtchens appeared and or
dared Simons to surrender or he would
break in the door. Simons refused to obey
the summons, and the policeman broke in
the door. As he did so Simons shot him.
The ball passed almost through the centre
of Houtchens' abdomen.
Going down stairs Simons run everyone
out of the place except the barkeeper, whom
he forced to turn over all the money in the
till. Simons then ransacked the drawers of
the faro tables and ran the entire' placd to
suit himself. After this he put on his coat
and appeared on the outside. A large crowd
had collected. Simons held everyone at
bay, the policemen apparently not caring to
risk their lives in tackling him.
Sheriff Houston was sent for and re
sponded promptly. During the interval
Simon had walked down the block firing
his revolver. When opposite the logers
hotel Houston came up with him.
*Throw up your hands!" commanded the
sheriff twice in rapid succession.
The only reply he got was a shot, and
then another, neither of which took effdet.
Drawing his revolver the sheriff emptied its
contents at the infuriated man. Simons
attempted to run for a woodpile to conpeas
himself, but Houston kept frlnug at him.
Three shots took effect and Rimons dropped
like a log. He was carried to the city hall,
about a block away, and died in three
Policemen Houtchens. when he was shot,
lay fully twenty minutes without any at
tention, as Simons would allow no one to
approach him. When the desperado had
left the house, however, the wounded officer
was carried down stairs into the private
gambling room and placed in a cot. Three
doctors were called to attend him. Houtch
ens is not expected to live. He was only
married a month ago, having gone to Iowa
for that purpose. He is about 30 years of
About 200 people witnessed the shooting
on the street, and the affair has been the
talk of the town all day, the most intense
excitement prevailing. No sympathy is
felt for Simons, who was regarded as a
dangerous and desperate man when drunk.
Sheriff Houston's nerve is generally com
A SHORE' HONEYMOON.
Banker Bow's Son Tries to Kill His Wife
Dr.veai, Jan. 4.-The honeymoon of
Banker Bow's son and Millie Price,' the
actress, who were married here on Friday
night after an acquaintance of only two
days, came near ending in a double murder
to-night. Bow's father has refused to have
anything to do with him or to aid him
financially. Several creditors had the
young man arrested Saturday on the
charge of obtaining goods under false
pretenses and the trial was set for
Wednesday. Tonight the couple retired to
their room at the hotel about 10 o'clock.
Two hours later Mrs. Bows rushed out of
the room, clad only in her night dress, just
in time to escape being shot by her husband.
Seeing he had failed to hit her. he at
tempted to blow his brains out. but the bul
let flew wide of its mark and he was over
powered before he could make a second at
tempt. it is supposed the trouble was over
RAILlROAD IN ALASKiA.
It Will be Built to Open ULp Coal Fields In
SaN FaANcinco, Jan. 4.--The bill intro
duced by iSenator Stewart for the oonutruo
tion of is railroad and telegraph line in
Alaska, is in the interest of the millionaire
owners of the Herendeen bay coal
fields. on the peninsula of Alaska. These
owners include Louis Sloss and Gustav
Nibaum, of the Alaska Commercial com
pany and other San Francisco capitalists.
The building of the proposed railroad will
bring coal cheaply to either Herendeen
bay, in Behring sea, or Portage bay, on the
Pacific ocean. The coal fields cover at
least twenty-five square miles and the coal
is pure lignite, pronounced by the engineer
of the government steamer Albatross to be
the finest bituminous coal ever found on
the Pacific coast.
A tetlar Hig Mexiesal rnal.
Slsa Jos., Cal., Jan. 4.-Arthur G. Field,
a local real estate dealer, has returned from
a trip to Mexico. and brings information
that he has been given a valuable railroad
ranhobies in the state of Durango. The
government gives him asubvention of $13,.
000 per mile, free right of way and depot
grounds. The road will extend from the
City of Durango to Zacatoeas, a distanee of
0)0 muiles. It will pass through and develop
one of the richest portions of Mexico, and
give impetlus to the silver mines aroand
Hurled With MIlHitary Heors.
Uica, N. Y., Jan. 4.C-The funeral of the
late Geueral 8pinner, en-treasrer of the
Unifed States, took place to-day, with alli
tary honorb a