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NEKS ■ 01 111 MS.
POINTS IN SEASON'S BUSINESS
Record of Crimen nnd Accident*,
Together With a Summary of the
Hai>li«uinK« In ThU Part of the
Country—A Look All Aronnd.
Fishermen at the Cowlitz river com
plain of a scarcity of suielt.
Two thousand tons of 1807 crop of hay
will le snipped from Palouse, YVhitman
county, this season.
A Whatcom county man has started a
new desiccator, which is producing 5000
pounds of evaporated potatoes daily. Two
crews are employed and the plant is run
the entire 24 hours.
About 8,000,000 eggs have been put in
the troughs of the new iish hatchery on
the White Salmon in Klickitat county.
Port Gamble's total foreign cargo ship
ments in December were 783,371 feet of
lumbci, 105,375 lath and 250,000 shingles.
The total coastwise shipments jvere 1,740,-
ftß4 feet of lumber, 52ft,4(H) lath and 2ft,-
The Washington state fish commission
er, A. C. Little, is making an examination j
of the Des Chutes river at Tumwater with j
a view to putting in a fish ladder for
wliiclt an appropriation of $500 was made
by the last legislature.
Fi.sh Commissioner Little has been pre
paring his annual report of the fish and
shellfish output of the state of Washing
ton for the past year. His report will
show the salmon pack of Puget sound as
4ft4,0?0 cases, against 312,301 in 1890, an
increase of 175,005 cases, or over 55 per
A large panther was killed the other
day near Ludlow by a farmer of that
section and taken to Port Townsend. The
animal succeeded in killing five of the
countryman's cows before a bullet ended
his Mreer. Heavy snow and consequent
scarcity of focd in the mountains is driv
ing the panthers into tiie valleys. But re
cently one was seen in the suburbs of
The total indebtedness of the city of
Montesano on December 31, 1807, was
$47,(47.41. Since the city clerk's report I
Mas made, the county treasurer has re
mitted to the city $1,738.04, amount of
tax*.* colectcd during last quarter. This
would reduce the debt to $45,308.47. De
cember 31, 18ft0, the debt was $45,07ft.00;
December 31, 1805, it was $45.11ft.ft1.
"* f «vnard !
ef ivcei, aim u.
Total collections, $l41,10u.20; disburse
ment?., $110,420.80. Receipts, state school
fund, $11,478.05; state general, $12,-
802.28: county general, $23,715.30; county
bridge, $11,017.30; county 5ch001,51074.75;
special school, $10,528.30.
Superintendent Brintnall of Thurston
county is in receipt of numerous applica
tions from country districts in Thurston
county for teachers. Quite a number of
the country districts of this county will
have tight months of sehool, and almost
noue of them will stop short of six months
of school for the year. The scarcity of
teachers gives wages an upward tendency.
Thurston county teachers have been
teaching for an average of $25 to $30 per
month in the country districts. The
wages now offered range from $30 to $40
per month, says the Olympian.
There are 122 dentists authorized to
. practice in Montana.
William F. Cody, better known the
world over by the cognomen of Buffalo
Bill, with a party of friends is en route
for his ranch in the Big Horn basin.
Th preliminary organization of the Flat
head County Fruit Growers' Association
has been effected at Kalispell, Mott.
Twenty-three names were enrolled as
United States District Attorney Leslie
has instituted in the United States court
14 sv.its against parties accused of illegal
Jy tcucing the public lands. Most of the
suits brought are against parties living in
Teton, Cascade and Choteau counties.
A l.orthern Montana wool growing firm .
that shipped a clip of about 04,000 \
pounds to Boston last July, has just re !
ceivod returns on the consignment. It :
sold for 18.} cents in the original bag««.
netting the owners 15.10 cents, which i*
the besh result yet reported in this vi
Range cattle in the Milk river country
are picking up, but need water badly.
Ranch cattle that have been fed and wa
tered are in splendid condition. Wolves j
and coyotes are still numerous on the I
range, and those who have hounds have
had good sport killing these pests.
In sn opinion addressed to Rflv. George |
C. Stull of Bilings, a Methodist minister |
of the gospel, Attorney General C. B. No- j
lan holds thai all property of churches, j
except places of actual public ' worship, i
are subject to taxation. As such church i
prop«rty as parsonages has been consid-1
ered exempt in almost every county in the ■
state, the opinion \is of decided interest, 1
affecting as it dow almost every church ]
in Montana. In a conversation with Rev. j
Mr. Stull some time ago the attorney gen- ;
eral expressed the opinion that such prop
erty as parsonages,/ here the ;>astor of a
church resided, woiv exempt From taxes I
under the constitute* n of the state, but
upon inquiring into tr e subject he found
that the courts have unanimously held
that all church property not actually used
as places of worship is subject to state
and county taxes, unless specially ex
empted by the const it utiot.. TTre constitu
tion of Montana makes no such provision.
An effort is being made to have Boise
designated as one of the Unitepl States
railway mail terminals.
Oscar and Amini Joslyn.fcLiefe 10 and
12 years, sons of MusicLtfu JoMR of the
Sixteenth infantry band, Fori Sherman,
were drowned Sunday *hile sitting on
the lake. Two other I oys wet i through
the Ice with them, but were rescued.
There are now tents in the in-
sane asylum at x 2O '
jilt males and sft females. Since then 25
i males have been received and 11 females;
15 males and two females have been dis
charged and four males and one female
have died. The bills alowed at the meet
ing for the last quarter amounted to
$10,200.00, divided as follows: Gen
eral expense, $88,880.50; improvements,
$1)3>.95. The appropriation for the main
tenance of the asylum for the two vea'W
was $75,000. The amount expended dur
ing the year was $32,731.3 ft.
News of a bloody tight at Agatha, nine
miles southeast of .Tuliaetta, has reached
that town. As a result Ed Wheeler's life
is despaired of and Martin Bechtel is a
fugitive from justice. Bechtel was on
trial for counterfeiting a short time ago
and Wheeler was the principal witness
against him. Bechtel was discharge:!,
howe\er, on account of his
The parties met at a dance given by Jim
Evans at Agatha, with the result that
Wheeler was battered and bruised prob
An explosion occurred near Murray
Saturday which startled the people for a
mile around, but fortunately hurt no one.
Twelve boxes of giant powder stored in
the blacksmith shop of the Dora and Katie
Burnett exploded from some unknown
cause, scattering fragments for a long
way in every direction. Several windows
in Murray were broken by its force, the
distance by air line being about a mile.
Although the snow on the divide where
the Missoula cut-off crosses the Bitter
Roots is only seven or eight feet deep,
the snow plow has been kept Imsy. the
wind blowing there so much that it is
impossible for a train to get through ex
cept by following closely after the giaut
rotary. It is no unusual to find the
cuts made #oing over drifted full on
the return trip three or four hours later.
WITH THE STOCK GROWERS.
WyomlnK'a Governor Tnlka on Arid
Denver, Jan. 27.—Chairman Springer
called the National Stock Growers' eon
vent ion to order yesterday morning.
There was a full attendance of delegates.
A committee was chosen of one from
each state represented to draft a constitu
tion and bylaws. Among those on the
I committee were J. D. "Wood of Idaho, R. C.
I Judson of Oregon, J. A. Smith of Utah,
! Paul VeCormick of Montana and W. C.
I Irving'jf Wyoming.
j Tho first address vas on "Statistics as
! to thf Value of Live Stock, and Prospec
| tive Conditions," by J. H. Neenen, editor
of t lie Drovers' Telegram, Kansas City,
iHe sj/oke optimisti ally upon the probable
effect of the Dinghy bill, especially on the
| with the pr»
j diction of property for the future.
' Governor Rielwrds of Wyoming next
spoke on "Cessi« n of Arid Public Ijands
to States." He taok the position that not
only arid but n.l public lands should be
given to the sta.es. They would then, he
claimed, sooner be put in the hands of
actual settlers. Speaking of arid lands,
"I have come to the conclusion there
is but one nay for us to work out our
salvation, and thai is through the trans
j fcr of the lands to the several states and
then make it a matter of patriotism or
state pride to make the most of the dona
Klwood Mead, state engineer of Wyom
ing, spoke on "How llest to Prevent
Clashing Between Sheep and Cattlemen
qn the ranges." He favored the leasing
of public lands and breaking up the
ranges as a means of preventing the con
! DAMAGE BY HEAT AND FIRE.
Sua'ft llay* Striking Hon u People
and Devafitatliiu' Crop*.
Vancouver, B. C'., Feb. 2.—The steamer
Warrimoo has just arrived from Austra
lia, bringing news of the moat appalling
climatic conditions prevailing in many
fitctions of Australia. Prostrations from
| heat are so numerous that the condition
of atrairs in large cities was alarming.
In many instances work is out of the
question and sleep impossible.
Telegrams show the same conditions
prevail all over the colony. The ther
mometer during the day averages about
124 in the shade. In the sun it is UK).
News comes from all parts of Australia
of destruction by flames. It would ap
pear from press reports that the total
damage will amount to millions of pounds.
In Victoria colony 100,000 acres had
been swept clean and enormous crops de
stroyed. In other colonies houses and
bams were burned.
MAYHEM AND ROBBERY.
Old Man Tortured and Maimed t'ntll
He Uavc t'p III* Few Dollar*.
, Guthrie, O. T., Feb. I.—Two masked
men broke into the residence of I>ouis A.
Stan wood, a recluse near Harvey, and
tortured him by sticking a knife into his
limbs and burning off his whiskers until
he gave up all the money he had, amount
ing to but a few dollars.
They next visited the home of John
Hensley and robbed him, stopped J. C.
McGarlan on the road, robbed him of
his money, and were going to a fourth
place when scared off.
Luther Weaver and Will Henderson,
sons of prominent farmers, were arrest
ed later, charged with the crime, which
in thin territory is punishable by im
prisonment for life.
Veteran French Actor Dead.
Paris, Jan. 28. —M. Paul Felix Taillade,
the well known and veteran French ac
tor, is dead.
On a stone of the temple of "Wingless
Victory" on the Acropolis at Athens, an
inscription has been found stating that
tWe monument was built by Kallicrates,
wm was one of the architects of the Par
thenon. This fixes its Hate at about 450
yeani before Christ. '
t? ' "omen tufas II
lUTZVILLE, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY s!, 1898.
STAIE HAS JURISDICTION.
HALF OF COLVILLE RESERVE.
.1 u<l tic Hun lord of the Federal Court
So Declilea In the llabeaa Corpua
Case of Antune >llabel. Xotv In
.lull In Th 1m Clt>—Land linn Heeu
Heatorcd to the Public Domain.
Seattle. Feb. I.—The doubt hitherto ex
isting u> t«» whether eriminal cases arising
i in what is known as the north half of
tho Colville Indian reservation, in this
state, came under federal or state juris
diction, lias been settled by L'nited States
District Judge Hanford, who ordered Au
tone Mishel, an Indian accused of assault
ing another Indian, released on a writ of
hat>cas corpus and turned over to the
sheriff of Stevens county.
The decision is of great importance to
Stevens county. The department of the
interior recently notified the county of
ficials that the north half of the reserva
tion was still a reservation, notwithstand
ing the fact that it was open to mineral
entry, and that they had no control
.Judge Hanford holds that the land in- |
volved has been restored to the public do- |
main, and the federal authorities have 110 ;
jurisdiction over it.
Mishel is now in jail at Spokane for as- (
sault with intent to commit murder. The j
judge ordered that the accused 1h» held \
five days, that the authorities of Stevens
county might, if desired, proceed against
RETRIBUTION SWIFT TO COME.
Attack by Clilnew Pirate* I'pon a
$an Francisco, Jan. 27. — Associated
Press dispatches from Vancouver on the
12th inslant contained an account of an
attack tly Chinese pirates upon the Euro
pean settlement at Haiphong. The steam
er Coptic, which arrived from the Orient
today, brought full particulars of the mur
derous affair and the punishment meted
out to those offenders who were captured.
The pirates first attacked the town of
Haiphong at 8 o'clock on the night of De
cember 15. It was fired in four quarters
simultaneously and half of this provincial
capital has been destroyed.
The resident and his family and Euro
pean officials were compelled to abandon
their residences during the sortie, when
the troops took shelter in the forts. The
force was too small to admit of meeting
the pirates, who were armed with rifles,
in the open. At Wai Phu Ninh Giann
I there were no casualties among the Euro-
I peans, but considerable damage was done
jto the town. About 3 o'clock on the
j morning of December 10 several hundred
Annamites crossed the river Laehtray in
! small bands and converged upon Hai-
I phong. Shortly afterward several fire
started in the European and native quar
ters on the outskirts of the town. Re
ports of firearms were heard in every di
rection, and a constable ran to the bar
racks and gave the alarm. Meanwhile an
other band, about 150 strong, attacked the
; village of Ambir. This was headed by an
old man who marched in the center of
j four standards which bore the inscription: ,
"Obey the order of leaven; destroy the
Europeans; exterminate the dynasty of,
Ngui-Yen and Mac."
About 4 o'clock a conipnny of French
troops in two divisions turned out and
charged the roar guard of the pirates with
fixed bayonets. Fifteen of the pifates were
killed and several more wounded and tak
en to a hospital.
In the meantime the pirates had entered
the house of A. R. Marty and killed his
bookkeeper, M. Gauthier, after horribly
mutilating him. His seven-year old ehild
also disappeared. They then attacked M.
Dulee, elerk for the Fausse Mining Com
pany, and left him for dead. He was tak
en to the hospital, however, and may re
On the following Saturday 10 of the cap
tured pirates were executed upon the spot
where M. Gauthier was assassinated, and
after the execution the heads of the pi
rates were placed upon stakes and set up
in front of the house. About 200 Euro
peans and 500 natives witnessed the ex
SHUT ALIENS OUT OF KLONDIKE
Important Secret Dlapatchea to lie
Sent to Davraon.
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 28. —Word cornea
from Ottawa to engage a reliable man to
carry important secret dispatches from
the minister of the interior to Commis
sioner Walsh at Dawson. Haves, the cel
ebrated guide, of Prince Albert, has been
secured. He will make the run in 35 days
with a dog train. It is believed the gov
ernment has decided not to allow aliens
to hold mining claims in the Yukon.
Will Ilnlld a Railroad.
Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 28. — The contract
for building a railway from Telegraph
creek to Teslin lake, leading from the
headwaters of the Stickeen to Dawson
City, has been signed by McKenzie &
Mann, the road to be commenced at a
point not yet decided upon near (jilenora,
to run to Teslin lake, over a country not
difficult for railway const ruction. The
distance is about 130 miles. The Cana
dian government has agreed with the
contractors to give 25,000 acres of land
per mile a* a subsidy.
Ka<llih Demand Compiled With.
Ixmdon, .lan. 31.--According to a spe
jcia! dispatch from Shanghai, Sung, the
! Chinese conunanoer of Port Arthur, re
cently informed Captain Chichester of the
I British ship fmmortalite that the Rus
sian warship* have the Tniing Ly per
mission to «*emain there. Captain Chi'-
chestfr insisted that Sunff
should obfiin by telegraph similar ptf- i
mission for the Immortalite. Sung '
. plied with the demand kind permi r
| granted. 4 § -
FARM CROPS FOR LAST YEAR.
Plnnl KMtliuntea of Ae reitue. A leld
Washington, Feb. J.-The final esti
; mates of acreage production and value of
J crops in the United States for 18»7, as
; made by the statistician of the depart
ment of agriculture, are:
Corn - 80,808,000 acres. 1.ft02.»07.f133
| bushels; value. $51,057,072.
Wheat 311,405,000 acres. 530.14 ft. LOS
'bushels; value, $428,547,121.
! 0at5—25,730,375 acres, 008.707.800
( bushels; value. $147.1174,710.
Rye—-1,703,501 acres. 27.373.324 bush
els: value, $12,230,047.
| 8ar1ey—2.710,130 j cres, 00.085,127
| bushels; value. >V.'»,149,'139.
j Buckwheat—7l7,B3o acres. 14,007,451
bushels; value, $0,31ft,188.
P itatoes 2,534,577 acres, 104,015,004
bushels; value. $7ft,043,050.
Hay—42,420,770 acres, 00,004,870 tons:
Detailed information of states will be
issued in printed form in a few days. The
revision of the estimates of the acreage
of winter wheat and rye for the present
season is ncaring completion.
JOHN HYDE, Statistician.
TO TEST BLAND-ALLISON ACT.
A Heiniirkahle Suit Inatltutrd nt
Detroit, Feb. I.—A friendly suit in
j chancery was begun yesterday in the cir
cuit court, at Pontiae to determine the
constitutionality of the Bland-Allison sil
ver act of 1878.
Stephen Baldwin, a Detroit capitalist,
purchased some land npon which there is
a mortgage held by Fied A. Baker, chair
man of the democratic state central com
mittee. Mr. Baldwin tendered 3»»4 silvef
dollars in payment of the amount due on
the shortage. Mr. Baker declined to ac
cept silver dollars unless enough of them
were tendered to equal the debt at the
present bullion value of silver. Accord
ingly suit was begun to oTitain n decree
compelling Chairman Baker to cancel the
mot t gage and accept the tender made.
Ex-Congressman Timothy K. Ta'rsney is
the complainant's attorney, and all the
parties are prominent silvar men. and will
carry the case to the United States su
preme court in any event.
ADVERSE TO HENRY CORBETT.
Report of the Senate Committee on
a Clnliu to Oregon's Seat.
Washington, Jan. 28. - The report of the
majority of the senate committee on priv
ileges end elections in the r 'orl»ett ease
has been pr»wnt«l t«> the senate by Sena
tor Cattery. The commissioner recom
mended that Mr. Corbett be not given a
seat in the senate. The Oregon legisla
ture, the report says, deliberately refused
to perforin any of the functions with
which it was charged, one of the most im
portant l»eing the election of a successor
to Senator Mitchell, and the precedents
are against the seating of an appointee
when the legislature has had an opportu
nity to eleet. Senator Pettus concurred
in the report of the majority, but files a
Senator Hoar presented the minority
report, sstaining Corbet t's claim to a seat.
THROWN AT HAVANA'S MAYOR.
Hrlrßiird Priaourr Milken an Inef
fectual Attempt to Dm Daiuave.
Havana. Feb. I.—About midnight Sun
day a man named Louis Corolazo, who
recently returned to Cuba from African
prison*, exploded a bomb at the private
residence of the mayor of Havana. The
noise of the explosion was hoard through
out Havana, although the scene of the
explosion was Jesus del Monte. The d«»or
was broken and a large hole was made
in the house. Those inhabiting the neigh
boring houses were panic-fltrickeii. The
man was captured while attempting to
FORFEITED NEZ PERCE LAND.
Treasurer of the Connty Wants It
Boise, Idaho, Jan. 27. —Dr. J. R. Morris,
treasurer of Nez Perce county, is here to
confer with the state land board respect
ing lands that are to be forfeited, pur
chasers not having kept up their pay
ments. It has been the policy of the
board to lease such lands. J)r. Morris is
anxious to have those in his county re
sold. He suggests that the amount of the
first payment be raised from 10 to 20 per
cent. The board had the matter under
consideration today, but no action was
HON. ELWOOD EVANS IS DEAD.
Oldest Practicing I.a«v>er lu tlie
State of Washington,
Tacoma, .lan. 20. —Hon. Elwood Evan®,
the oldest practicing lawyer in this state,
dropped dead from heart, disease on the
street at noon yesterday. He was 70
years of age, and came to the sound
country in 1851 as a deputy collcctor of
custom*. In 1862 he was secretary of the
territory, and during 1805-00 was acting
governor dnring the absence of Governor*
Pickering and Cole.
Th«- Chllkoot Tramway.
Washington, .Tan. 31.—Commissioner
Hermann of the general land offlM has
reported adversely on the hill introduced
in congress granting certain tramway and
other privileges over the Chilkoot paw,
Alaska, to a rompai. v organised to con
duct such operations there. He points out
that a bill regulating generally such mat
ters is now pending n congress, whose
enactment will open t »e way for corpora
tions desiring such privileges to obtain
them in a regular manner.
i. Internal Revenue < olleettess.
Jan. 28.—The m^- 4l »Jy
of the collector*?
iiietl today t show-
MINES Of 1 NORTHWEST.
A GLANCE OVER MINING CAMPS
lloiiri Sal«l to Have llcen Secured ou
the Hcaperua Code—'The I'ulmer
Mountain Tunnel—ln the Historic
Old Gnlcliea Around llelenn.
It is said that n new Butte company
! has Mecuml a bond on the Hes|>erus lode
J for $400,000, and that the property will
j he so developed as to demonstrate its
| value. The dee|>est shaft on the Hc*|>crus
j lode is that sunk by the Parrot company
I when the sum of $30,000 was s|>ent on a
| compartment shaft which was sunk at
that time at a depth of 230 feet. The
shaft went down through solid granite
j and only an occasional stringer of copper
ore was found, none of it. of suilicicntlv
high grade or of such u size as would
make it profitable to ship. After the
Parrot coni|iuny gave up the bond 011
the property without doing any cross
cutting at all. the Hcs|>erits Lca<in<>
! ('ompany was formed, Silas King and
. others being interested, and the Parrot
shaft was used for the purpose of
crosHcutting north and south a distance
jof about 200 feet. To the south of the !
j shaft 100 feet a lead was cut which was
l.~> feet wide, and it contained some gmsl j
ore, though not a sufficient quantity to
pay to ship.
I'nlincr Mountain Tunnel.
The Palmer mountain tunnel, the big
bore that is ls>ing driven into the moun
tain north of Looinis, has penetrated the
first ledge. The manager says: "We
entered our first ore body last Friday,
I)SO feet in. We have encountered sev
eral stringers nnd small veins of low
grade ore, but this is the first ledge we
have struck. We ran through 40 feet
of hornblende and that constitutes the
foot Mall of the vein. Beyond that we
encountered two and one-half feet of
solid mineral. It is sulphide ore, a mill
ing and concentrating proposition, and
tests made show it to run from $12 to $20
Mining affairs are looking brighter in
! the vicinity of Helena. There is con
siderable prospecting going on in our his
,toric old gulches and reports are made of
some rich strikes, but nothing has yet
been developed to a point where it is safe
to talk about it. A new f>oo ton concen
tin tor for custom work is being erected
by the I Cast Helena smelter people. This
will prove a powerful stimulus to the
mining industry, as it. will enable a great '
many mines to send low grade ores to !
the concentrator which could not 1m» prof- j
itably smelted. A. M. Iloiter, president
of the smelter company, estimates that
the building of the concentrator will give
employment to 1000 men directly and in- i
Hen r Mountain HlNlrlet.
The country rock in the Hear Moun
tain district of Montana is of a gray j
granite and limestone, all veins lading
found in the contact. At a depth of I<N)
to 1 .">0 fi'et, being the water line, the
quart/, becomes base, and from present
appearances the free milling treatment is ;
of short duration, and in the end the dis
trict. will liecouie a permanent smelling
proposition, which must result in a great J
mining center. Parties with means and |
backing find good opportunities to get j
leases and bonds on excellent prospects. \
I'. A. l.urtti'j'N Mutate.
The estate of P. A. Largey, the Butte
mining man and banker who was mur
dered a few days since, is valued at $400.-
0(H) in the application of the widow for!
letters of administration, he having died
intestate. A large part of his wealth
was invested in Rostand ami Washing
ton mines, lie was president, of the ('en
ter Star company of Kossland at the
time of his death.
tin Ton«l Mountain.
Another shipment of 25 tons of ore is
being hauled down from the Athabasca
mine, on Toad mountain, about three
miles from Nelson, to the Hall Mines
smelter, which brings tike total shipments
up to 200 tons. The ore averages about
$65 per ton.
f'arl>le t.et* It.
A dispatch from Victoria announces
that \V. A. Carlyle, the provincial miner
alogist, will shortly resign to accept the ;
position of general manager for the Brit
ish America Corporation. Mr. Carlyle
has been highly regarded by mining men
generally in his official position. Hon. C.
H. Mackintosh was seen tonight in rela
tion to the above. "1 have recommended
the appointment of Mr. Carlyle to the
position of general *ui>erintendent of the
company/* said he, "and will keep the
place open for him for some time in order
that he may accept it." "Will Mr. Car
lyle receive a higher salary than he is at
present receiving?" "It is the policy of
the Jiii*ish America Corporation to get
the Inst available in the way of both men
and mines. Of course, Mr. Carlyle will
receive more than his present salary. An
increase of one or two thousand dollars (
makes no difference to this corporation |
when a man of Mr. Carlyle's ability is un- (
Will \ot tin Into a Trout.
•I. A. Coram, of the Butte and B«»*t«»n '
smelter, which i* now Iwing operated by •
the Boston and Montana, speaks as fol
low* in an interview relative to the reeent ■
tale about a national tru*t: "I j
know of one smelter that will not go into ,
a trust, aud that is the Butte and Boston. (
TU.'ie is nothing practicable in the plan.
The country is too large, the interests in
volved in the mining regions are ioo ex
pen«ive and varied, and the transportation
question is too great for any combination
of smelters in this country to sueeead. I
don't think a single one of the Montana
shelters could possibly lie induced to enter
Hiich a combination."
Howard Fraction Ore.
A shipment <4 ore made last week from
Fraction, in the ftloean Ji-
the British Canadian Gold
inntro 1 to the Xel
ill silver, 1.14 ou*" •in gold, an average
value of $110.03 m at the present
price of silver. shipment consisted
' of 23 tons whi» . e returns of $2704.05.
Sold k In l.ondon.
The plaei large block* of treasury
stock in n of the Kenneth Gold
Mining »any, owning the Tamarac
group. lie Sarah Lee (Sold Mining
Compai'. .vning the Porcupine group,
near Ynur, insures working capital for
Si *.1 > Feet or Ore.
A new body of ore lihn been disclosed
in the Silver King mine and the-drills
Imve penetrated a distance of 00 feet with
out leaching the end of it. is the report
from Nelson, B. C.
POSTMASTER KIPPEN KILLED.
Old Trouble Over Land In the *ea
Le wist on, Idaho, Jan. 31.—1). A. Kip
pen. postmaster at Kippcn, a prominent
1 citize'i of the reservation district, was
killed Friday by Joseph Morangue. coun
i ty surveyor ot Nez Perce county, at the
! bitters home on the reservation.
Morangue, aecompanied by two men, |
| came here nd surrendered himself into j
j the cuatod. of Sheriff Barton. When j
surrendering himself he made but a brief
statement of the afTair and the details of
the traged will not be known until the
findings ol ihe coroner's jury are made
From information at hand, however, it
that the men had not been on
friendly terms for some time, owing to
unsatisfactory business relations. Mo
rangue owns a homestead near the sta- I
; tion house conducted by Kippen, and the
j latter had plowed and cultivated the land
with the understanding that he could se
cure a lease from the owner. Morangue
I subsequently discovered that if he leased
his homestead he would lose his rights,
and po explained the case to Kippcn. The
matter resulted in bitter feelings between
I the men and was finally temporarily set
j tied by Morangue giving his note to Kip
i pen lcr the amount of labor performed,
j with the understanding that if possible
j Kippen would be given a lease of the land
i in furure. The matter was in had condi
! tion three weeks ago, when Morangue
came to Lewiston in attendance on the
session of the county commissioners. Mo
rangue completed his labor here and
reached his homestead Friday about II
o'clock, whn the tragedy happened.
Ilis brief statement of the afTair is to
the effect that when he reached his home
Kippen was there, and tlie land difficulty
was immediately the subject of a spirited
discussion. Morangue reported that, while
in Lewiston he secured legal advice and
j could not lasc his homestead, when Kip
pen assumed a threatening attitude and
stated that he woulfl compel him to sign
a leave. Morangue then drew a revolver
and fired several shots at Kippen. The
lat*er fell across the threshold of the door
and expired almost instantly.
THE PRESIDENTS BIRTHDAY.
TclcKriiiiiH iiml Cnllem I'ourrd Into
the Ktcciiilvi' Munition.
Washington .Tun. .'to. President. McKin
ley his first birtlnlay ill tli«*
White lion »e yontcrday. The chief exec
iitiv of the nation is 55 years of age.
Telegram* of congratulation poured into
the executive mansion all tin* morning,
ami probably the only sorrowful recol
lection* of the day were occasioned by the
| fart that hp could no longer, as h< had
done for many years past, spend the nf
I ternoon und dine with his venerabk
| uiothc r.
President McKinley is about the aver
age ng< among presidents in the first year
of their inaugurals. William Henry Har
liso.i Ix'came president at 08, Buchanan
at 00, Taylor 04, John Adams and Jack
son it 01. Washington, Jefferson, Madi
hoii nml Monroe, the Virginia presidents,
eaeli 57, Johnson 5(1, Benjamin Harrison
55, Y.-n Buren, Hayes nml McKinley 54,
Lincoln 52, Tyler 51, Fillmore and Ar
thur, the New York presidents, 50, Polk
and (Jarfield 49, Pierce 48, Cleveland 47
and (.rant 40.
All the mcmlicrs of the cabinet called
at the White house in the morning and
presented their eongratulations, and the
ambassadors followed suit. Mrs. McKin
ley was radiantly happy and received
Honiid for Alanka.
New York, Feb. 2.—The pilot schooner
Aetna has sailed from Brooklyn for
Alaska with a family party of gold seek
ers aboard. The party will consist of
Charles C. McCarthy and Frank C. Mc-
Carthy of Brooklyn, their cousin, Will
iam McCarthy of Lowell, Mass.; Mrs.
Frank McCarthy and her 3-months-old
babv, Conserva Polaris McCarthy; Miss
Cora Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Attorney (•fiirml I>lnl»nrrr<l.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 29. —Attorney
General Hendricks has been dishaTed
from praet icing in the circuit court of
Franklin county. The order was due to
an insufficient response to a rule issued
against Hendricks requiring him to pay
into the court the sum of $13041 collected
by him for the state during his term as
Los Angeles. Cal., .Tan. .10.—The. Fair
view tunnel through the mountains at
Johnson's canyon, near Williams, Ariz.,
in a train on fire, and the officials of the
Santa Fe fear that they may be compelled
to plnndon the tunnel, as they are st a
loss to d< vise means to extinguish the
President lilac Coming.
Chicago, Jan. 30.—A special from the
City of Mexico says: President I>ia* is
preparing to make a visit to the United
Htete*. His itinerary is not yet com
pleted, but he will visit aljf the principal
I cities, including St. Chicago and
Wellington, and the Pacini* coast.
The future not being bom, my friend,
-4.fi aifl/«**%•! Impiwiug it.
BIINGOF fllflSKfl SIEfIMfR
NEAR THE SKEENA RIVER
AI-KI Went to the Hmouc- Panaeti-
Ctrra to (he .\uuibrr of Ttru Hun
dred ami Kort) Five Will U«*
Itrouuht Hack lu Sen I»le—« h rgu a
Nana into H. C., .Inn. 2i». The ateamci
J Danube arrived at I)e|Miiture bay late last
j evening, bringing down new* of the wreck
of the ateamer Corona, with 245 passen
gers aboard. The Corona struck a rock
near the mouth of the Skeeua river an«l
at once commenced to sink. Lifeboat*
were lowered and the paMengent wen
conveyed to the beach of the Skeena river.
The steamer Al-Ki went to the rescue
She is now on her way *oiith with the
unfortunate goldscekcr.s. The t orona
struck the rock on Tuesday morning l»ow 1
on. and is now lying uit h stern aubmerg '
ed. It is feared that the Corona will
prove a total wreck and the whole of hei I
cargo will l>c lost.
It is also reported that the I'm. iu
StramHhip Company's steamer CoquitlanJ
was wrecked on the Skecna river. VhvM
ticulara of thin wreck were not ohlainnß
from the passengers of the Dannlic.
Story H reel veil In Mrnttle.
Seattle, Jan. 20.—A special to the
from Victoria says that- news has been
' received there that the steamship Corona,
which left. Seattle with 22."» passengers!
January 20 for southeastern Alaskau[
ports had been wrecked hchj I>*wis i*l I
and at the month of the Skeena river.
Her passengers were all safely landed on ;
Kennedy island. Kvcry |>ound «»€ freight ;
and baggage is lost. No further partio- |
ulars are given. The Corona whs a screw
propeller, 220 feet long, 3"> fwt beam. 0
feet 5 inches hold, built in l'hiladclpliia iu
IHHS, and has l>een running on the roast
ever since. She is well known in southern
California, having l»een on the run there
between San Francisco and San Diego for
some years. She was a ld-knot boat ami
was fitted with all modern appliances.
This was to have been the last trip of
the Corona, as she was to have been tran*
frred to the sothuern California division
oft her return.
LOSSES BY FIERCE FLAMES.
MairnlArcnt Church nnil Chapel In
Montreal .lan. 20.—Fire was discovered
in the chape! adjoining the magnificent
parVh church of St. John the ft-.iptist, iu
the northern portion of the city, at '
o'clock yesterday morning. A general
alarm was turned iu, but before tlie fire
men arrived in force the llames had gained
access to the church. The cha]»el and
church were practically ruined. The loss
will reach $2~>0,000.
Kwnrt llullriluu. Clilcauo.
Chicago, Jan. 20.—Fire last night par
tially destroyed the Kwart building, Nos.
11 to 23 Jefferson street, entailing u loss
of $200,000. The flames broke out within
a few moments after the 600 employes
of the various tenants of the huildiug bad
left the structure at the completion
their day's work. The building
damaged to the extant of $75,1KK),
balance of the loss is divided among .
number of concerns isrupying the build
IN NORTHERN PACIFIC HANDS
ttmttle A International ■*«««<•« Vrom
0«H-p foutrol Fel». I
Seattle, Jan. 20.—The Post-Intelligencer
says: Information of an unquestioned
nature has been given limited circulation
that General John H. Bryant, president:
Charles Powers, treasurer and secretary,
and M. S. Paton, chairman of the l»oard
of directors of the Seattle A Internalioi.
al. have resigned, and that on February
I the Seattle A International will pais
into the operation of the Northern Pa
cific. A new board of directors has Ik»cii
elected, of which President Mellen of the
Northern Pacific was made chairman.
This news was supplemented by the
statement that M. P. Martin, general
auditor ®f the Northern Pacific, with oth
er officials of the road, is on his way to
Seattle to take charge of the Seattle L
The Canadian Pacific will not lw» affect
ed by the change of ownership, as four
years more of its trackage contract witl
the Seattle & International remains.
DISTRIBUTE RELIEF FUNDS.
l'rr«ldrnt Will Hrnil n Km*
Imnh r > to ('aba.
New York, Jan. 2f>. The Time* says:
"*»• " ' * ':y ha* decided to send
... .. j .vihl emissary. whose duty
will l»c the distribution of the supplies
ncnt thm by the central Cuban relief
committee of thin city. The pomralUw
has appoints sub commitlw* all over tlie
cast and south and the contributions in
the way of clothing, provisions, furniture
and cooking utenniln have been ho great
that when they were shipped to lfatuna.
(•cneral Fitzhugh l/ee, to whom they wnv
consigned, fund himself entirely uiiaMe
to handle Hum with hi- limited supply
Thorwaldsen's "I.ion of Lucernes/* cut
in the li\ing rock, is crackling and crum
bling away, owing to the iuflltration of
water in the sandstone cliff of which it
forms a part. It is to be preset ved by i«o
--lating it from the main iwsly of sand
stone and draining the ground it.
The Avondale cotton mills in Bt
ham, Ala., are rapidly Hearing c
tion and will l>e in operation tr'.tlulft
couple of month*. The mills will eo*t
about $700,(KM) and when finished will b**
the fourth largest plant of its kind ni
I«ake Erie is the lake of the "yviu! cat
the name given to m ferocjptt* ti*U