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SIX DEAD-TEN BADLY HURT. Captain Literally Conked, Imprli. oned In U| a Cabin—Ueurtrendln* Oien From tbe Men Underneath the Loner HeeL—I*.lot's Wife la Blown Through the Hoof. Stockton, Cal., Nov. 28.—The most dis astrous river accident iu the history of Stockton occurred at 1:20 yesterday morn ing near Fourteen Mile slough, when a part of one of the boilers of the river steamer T. C. Walker, which left San Francisco the night before, was blown out. killing six and dangerously wounding 10 persons, while probably 15 or 20 others "ere more or less badly hurt. The T. C. Walker is owned by the California Navi gation and Improvement Company and ran bet" een San Francisco anti .Stockton. PiiNsenKera Were In lied. The majority of the passengers were iu bed when the explosion occurred and " ere awakened by the report, which was as loud as a cannon s roar. People rustled Iront their room's in their night clothes and found the whole forward portion of the steamer's upper works blown away. The electric lights had been put out and the escaping steam eueloped the front portion of the boat until it was impossible to see how much of the boat had been carried away. The screams of the men who «ere locked in their rooms near the pilot house "ere heartrending. Captain John Tulan had been blown from his bed against the door of the stateroom and so seriously' injured that lie could not move. The door could not be forced open, as he was jammed up against it. One of the employes of the boat se cured an ax and cut the upjier part of the room away and finally removed him, but not until he was virtually roasted alive. When pulled out the llesii dropped from his bones in large pieces, and, although he was suffering excruciatingly, he boro it bravely and not a groan escaped him as he was taken out of the steam. Illown Through the Hoof. Watson 11. Henry, the chief engineer, and his wife were iu their room near tiie pilot house when the explosion occurred. Airs. Henry was blown through the roof The flooring "as blown upwards and she was hurled with great violence a distance of fully 2U feet towards the bow of the boat. She was horribly crushed by' the force of the explosion and also badly scalded with escaping steam. Her in jurits proved fatal at 12:30 iu the aftei noon. She retained consciousness until a few moments before her death. Her suf ferings "ere so intense that she begged the physicians in attendance to end lier life, but all that could be done was to deaden the pain by the use of narcotics. Air. Henry was terribly' scalded. lie was thrown some distance away, but not as far as was his wife. He died shortly after being brought to this city'. W. A. Blunt was instantly killed. He was standing ou the lower deck, us he in tended making a landing a short distance above the place where the explosion oc curred. Jerry Daly, the fireman, was in the file hole when the accident occurred. The es caping steam completely enveloped him, scarcely a portion of his body escaping the searing vapor. He died at the receiv ing hospital at 12:15 in the afternoon. He wasi'in the employ of the California Navigation and Improvement Company for about 14 years. Deek Hands Imprisoned. Underneath the lower deck where the deck hands slept groans and screams were heartrending of the unfortunate im prisoned men who "ere receiving the full effect of the steam as it came from the boilers. Flight of them " ere almost roast ed alive. Those who were able made their way to the deck as best they could, while the more seriously injured were unable to get out. The exposed portions j of their bodies suffered the most. The I arms and faces of those near the main ! entrance were frightfully scalded. The property loss will not exceed 12000. OUR GIRLS STUDY FARMING. The Farmer Will Have Something Sew to Kick Abouts Fifty girls are students of farming at the oollcge of agriculture, Minneapolis They lake the complete course, the same i as the men. It seems strange tliat more worn off do not turn to agriculture as a trained pursuit They already sustain half t|e labors of farming in the house keeping department, and it should offer a profitable vocation to capable women placed iu full charge. The course at Minndjfixdis covers a term of three years with Special instruction in housekeeping, this taking the place of blacksmithing, carpenter y und military drill for men. Vtetal Railroad Accident. Helena. Alont.. Nov. 29.—Two North ern Pacifi. engines mot in a cut t" o mile* east of Bonita Sunday afternoon, j andiaan explosion that followed Fireman j P. J. Murray was instantly killed an 1 | Engineer F. Al. House badly injured, j Houaa was returning to Alissoula from , Garrison, where he had assisted a heavy freight. It is supposed that he misinter preted his orders and tried to make Bo nita, as he met the freight going east in a cut just this side of the station. The moment the light engine struck the freight locomotive its boiler blew up, kill ing Fireman Alurray, who was on his first run on the road. ■A careful estimate of the lose by the Baldwin hotel fire places the total at $1, 500 000, on which, at the outside, there was not over $150,000 insurance. Consular reports show a remarkable growth in the trade of the United States with BrariL la of a 10 C. iu as of so he a i j j I ! i j j | j , great loss of shipping. lillxisrd Makes Havoc Harbor and Vlclnty la Boston Boston, Nov. 29.—Tugw returning to this city at noon yesterday, after tours of the harbor, report about 35 vessels of all sizes ashore or sunk in or near Boston I harbor. I Seven large schooners and two Balti j '»ore coal barges are completely wrecked : >nd it is estimated between 25 and 30 j lives have been lost. Only one body has vet been recovered. More than a dozen are reported in the surf at Hull and ef forts are being made to recover them. Daylight yesterday morning revealed ! the awful havoc of the storm in Boston ! harlxir. Not since 1852 have the ele ments caused such destruction of proii ertv and loss of life so near the city. The tugs sent out to explore the har I lair found on every shoal and reef some j ice covered vessel being dashed to pieces j by the waves. The raging waters thus far prevent any attempt to recover the bodies !'•ecu floating among the debris and it may j lie days Is-fore an accurate list of tho=e j lose can be obtained. The list of deat is I thus far reported follows: ( 1 lorn the schooner Calvin Baker, three innknown sailors drowned and one frozen j in the rigging. Schooner Abel C. Babcock, entire crew. J supposed to number nine, names un known. Schooner Samuel YY. Tilton, all hands lost, supposed to number four. From other wrecks iu the harbor, 13 1 men. As far as is now known 29 vessels were wrecked in Boston harbor and vicinity. The names of only a portion of them arc known. JAPAN HAS HER SHARE OF WOE. win it «'Nil il KunmIii lit Korea. Sending- Troops. \ ietoriu. B. C., Nov. 29.—-The steamer Glenogle lias arrived here after a tempest uous passage, bringing an interesting budget of news from the Orient. From Tien Tsin conies news that shows that Japan has decided to resist Russian aggression She is preparing to drive tin* czar's troops from Korea, and to this end large detachments of tr<K>|>s are being landed in the Hermit's kingdom. News is also at hand from Tien Tsin that a large number of Japanese spies have been captured by the Russians at Port Arthur and shot. Seven Japanese, all officers of the imperial Japanese army, were taken, and oil their persons were found drawings of the principal fortifica tions. But a day elapsed after their cap ture before they' were inarched out before a firing party of Russians and summarily shot. The rebels in Chung Kiang. according to advices by the Glenogle, are increasing in power daily. The Tung Liang & How Chow railroad is completely under their control. They have compelled well-to-do people to provide them with money and provisions and are making weapons day and night. Merchants in Chung Kiang have wired to Shanghai and other ports stopping the shipment of goods. New York Nov. 28.—When the people of New Y ork awoke yesterday morning they found the blizzard that raced when a * .... they retired waa still in progrès*. the . * . . . , . . 1 T , , storm, which began with a soft sleet snow on Saturday at noon, 1 ne leased greatly as the day wore on, with heavier snowfall, I the wind blowing a gale at midnight. 1 'There was a slight abatement of the wind I tliis morning, but the snow still fell and!" THE BLIZZARD IN NEW YORK. The Worst Since the Fumons One Ten Years Ago. drifted badly, and the temperature dropped rapidly. It looked this morning as though the blizzard w ould continue 'all day, but at 10 o'clock there was a break ing away in the west, and dually the storm ceased altogether, and the severest blizzard since the memorable blizzard of March, 1888, came to an end. The wind blew at the rate of 59 to 60 miles an hour during the height of the storm. 8now fell throughout New York state. The fall in New York city, the weather bureau reports, was about 10 inches; Philadelphia, nine inches; Boston, six inches; Portland, Me., four inches; Albany, a little over an inch. The lowest temperatures reported were: New Y'ork city, 15; Albany, 18. GREAT STORM IN NEW YORK. Almost h lilli.ard, und It Stopped tbe Trolley Lines. New Y'ork, Nov. 28.—The first severe snow' storm of the winter struck New York and vicinity early Saturday after noon, and increased in violence until to j j j , , , i night, when it assumed almost the uropor , ,, . , 1 tion of a blizzard. Forty miles an hour . ,, , ,, in , , is the rate the wind blew through the city ___, , , , , . J \ and on bmg Island coast it reached a*. velocity of 60 miles an hour. At about 11 elocity o'clock the snow had fallen to a depth of several inches, and in some places had drifted as high a.s five feet. The temperature had gradually fallen until at midnight it was 26 degrees. All of the trolley lilies running to the suburbs have been forced to discontinue service, and surface lines in Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs have fared al most as badly, King forced to abandon their schedules. All of the horse car lines are blocked. The elevated roads have dis continued their regular schedule and are beginning to have trouble. Dreyfas Heard From. Paris, Nov. 29.— Mme. Dreyfus, wife of former Captain Alfred Dreyfus, the pris oner of Devil's island, has received the following telegram trotn her husband: "I rejoice with all of you. My health is morally and physically good." ITEMS FROM THE BIG CAMPS. Minion Kcws From tlie Pacific North west—K»d of the he Kol sirunnle Reached nt l.nst-Strlkes and IMv I demis Ru lek Work on Tunnel Ueneritl Minin, holes. - After almost a year of dickering the British America Corporation last week|^ closed the deal hv which it will become absolute master of the Le Roi mine in Russland. The Turner stock passes into, the hands of the corporation to the extent of 205,000 share*. The price will be $7.25 per share, or $1,486,250 in money, and the vendors of the stock will be allowed the cleanup at the smelter, which it is vari-|last oiislv estimated will net from $150,000 to $200,000. It is considered safe to say that the price all told will he $8 net to the members of the minority faction. ^ Reorganization of the directory of the I f Doi company was effected, and the British America Corporation is now in control of the property. At the meeting of tiic trustees the resignations of the foi lowing members of the board were pre sented and accepted: \ aient ine 1 ey ton, I. N. l'eyton, .). A1. Armstrong, \V. J- U. Wakefield and 1). M. Henley. They were all members of the majority, or the l'cy ton faction as it was known during the most stormv period of Le Roi history Thpv (1 id not resign office at the time of disjiosing of their stock to the Britisn America Corporation, it being understood at that time that they would continue to serve until it suited the interests of the British America Corporation to have them resign. In the stead of the gentlemen who re I signed the following were elected: C. H. Mackintosh. T. Mayne Daly and Edwin Durant of Rosslanfl and \Y. B. Heyburn and George Turner of Spokane. The other members of the board holding over are \V. J. Harris, \Y. W. D. Turner, Frank Graves and \V. M. Ridpatli. The board as reorganized will remain in office until the annual meeting, which takes place January 12, 1899. Au ldnbo Strike. The Mascot Mining Company, operating on I!uM creek, in the Pierce district, Ida ho. has struck it rich—a mill test of 40 tons netting 271 ounces of gold, which was brought to Kendrick by Captain E. E. Rodgers, manager of the company. The results have eluted the operators, and work lias been commenced on a 200-foot tunnel, which will open up a large body of ore. The company lias a sawmill and an amalgamator at Kendrick and will push the development work all winter. Captain Rodgers showed a sample of the ore that had 1 m*cii subject to test that showed considerable chloride of gold, an element that was not known to exist in the ore of that district in paying quanti ties. Hniilil Work on Tunnel. The Bunker Hill and Sullivan's Kellogg tunnel is making more rapid progress than any tunnel has ever made in the Coeur d'Alenes. It is now in over a mile and is adding 12 feet to its length as reg ularly as each day conies around. No very hard risk has been encountered thus far, nor has there been any sign of mineral wealth. It was commonly e\ peeted that blind leads carrying ore would be cut before going as far as they .... ........... Th( , 8urface of lhe a , hlK ' f „ has befn gl , nprallv cov . , , ... » e \ * eivd, and nothing known of what was in ,, m , , , . the formation, although several claims ,. . , 4 have been located on it at different tunes. An,..her Dividend Payer, Ynother famous old dividend jrayer has s " ""« '"D> Hue. The Tiger-Poor 1 "" Donsolidated Mining Company last k declared a dividend of $20,000, 2 cents per share on the capital st«K-k ol 1,000,000 shares, payable December 20. In their day the two companies, before con solidation, paid dividends of half p mil lion dollars each. The property of the company is on Canyon creek, iu the Coeur d'A lene*. S. 8. (Hidden, president of the Old National l«nk of Spokane, is presi dent, and Frank Culbertson is secretary and general manager. Mayor E. D. Olm sted of Spokane and H. L. Frank and John Noyes of Butte are the other di rectors. The stock is held almost exclu sively in Spokane and Butte. Barring un foreseen accidents, or lack of water from severe weather and the freezing up of the sources in the hills, the company expects to pay $20,000 regularly every 60 or IHJ days. Gold Quarts vein. fissure gold bearing quartz vein, which in creased in width from less than a foot at grass roots to five feet in w idth at a depth of 57 feet, w hich assayed from 75 cents at uncovering to $52 at a depth of 50 feet, ,,,, . . The claim was discovered on Three .Mite , , , . ,, ,,, , , , . , creek, overlooking old Alder gulch, winc.i . ., , , , yielded over $1:»0,000,000 in gold, and , . .. ., ,, B ,thln U,ree n,1,PS of V Ully ' M< ' ' F-. O. and Fred Ellis, George Iz'iinstraml j and Harry Dame have discovered u true j tana. A Grub Sinke Suit The Big Buffalo claim, the original lo cation which caused the stampede and excitement in tli^ Florence district of Idaho last August, is to be the subject of a grubstake lawsuit. J. N. Rice of Flor ence was in Spokane a few days since, and engaged the services of W. B. Hey burn to bring suit against Rigley, one of the ■ locators of the property, claiming that he is entitled to half of Rigley s lo cations during 1898 through having grub staked the prospector. He claims to have documentary evidence that he paid for the outfit which Rigley was using at the time the discovery of the Big Buffalo claim was made. The property involved U of immense value, ii being stated upon good authority that Captain Delamar's expert offered $500,000 for the claim a few weeks ago. The owners would not sell at will come up in Idaho county. About About $1100 in gold wits brought down from the Libby creek placers, in Alontana most of which has lie,-a t „ ,i ie a ' office at Helena. Of this amount the Ross brothers had *700 and the Howard broth ,,,, about $400. The gold from I.ihbv «reek i» of an exceptionally fine quality [The returns from the shijum-nt by the! Russ brothers show that it went .*18.8# tn week|^ un<< tin a**a\ ottict», and alter de . j 1 * 11 tie ex pi e-s charges netted them | in * • " >* 943 fine. This is a fair av 11,1 « 1 ° " t te Libby creek gold. j j The (nriboo Transfer. The final net in the transfer of the Carl | boo assets to the new ('unlaw conqiany lately- organized in Toronto took place vari-|last week. The mine and mill \ re turn to ed over some time since. It re u«d to turn over cash in the treasury i i old - to - company, the sale having been , out i (right one of all the u-sets of the u kane corporation. This was done :ij 606.09 being the amount on hand Co, in B. McAulay stated that the t>< toh mit put of the Cariboo mill was 16Ö8 aces of bullion averaging iu value $13..o per ouiiie. The concentrates, in addition, I. - were worth about $3660, making a total i for the month of about $26,205. j Lust dinner Tallin, s. | Tailings from the Li-t Chains* have can -cd much vexation and son it damage * to the people living in the lowjtr end of j of . Y\ ardner, Idaho, and so mini. bus have become the complaints that t i* Empire State-Idaho Mining Developn nt. Coin pony has commenced tlnming lie creek along the parts where the d nage ha« been greatest. Ilieli AllinlifiNea Or A report cornes from Nelson lirougli re liable channels that the return from the plates of the Athabasca mil for four days' run last week averaged $2178 per day. This was roughly 60 |M*r cut of the value of the ore, as about 40 an cent is contained in the concentrates. Minina Uriels. Work is to be resumed on the Oha plea u in the Slocan. for four j 2178 ju r ; *nt of the!* The force at work on the Rambler iu tin* Mocan has 1 h*cii increased to 30. Montana's mineral exhibit at the Oma ha exiKisition captured the Aralprize. , , , , , 1 New lunik houses have been completed ! .. ,i.„ ........ ... , ____ nt the Idaho in the Slocan and 30 men arc employed. - - The Johannesburg, S. A., mill and cy anide men have formed a society to "stamp out and detect p>ld thieving." A strike of 11 feet of ore averaging 00 per cent copper is re]>ort<*d in the Pot Hook mine near Kamloops, B. C. The deepest mine from the surface in Colorado is the California on Quartz hill near Central City, Gilpin county, 2200 feet. It is reported that the Pilot Bay smelt er will resume op-rathins a* poon as cost can lie supplied from the Crop's Nest ctwI fields. The mortgage which Fr hk Watson held on the Arlington mine i the tSHoonn has been transferred to Ro I Thompson of Rossland. Captain C. II. Thompson i id Congre« nian Jones have returned fun a trip 10 the Wonderful and -Mirier Creek mini's near Sandon. The Orangeville (Idaho) knorder Bars that it is understood then that all w> eounts against the lli-Y'ii line at Fl*f en e have been settled and that work is to be resumed shortly. A meeting of the stock! ilders of the Eureka North Star Gold Mi lug Company of Republic has liecn called |<>r Découper 21 for the purpose of devi tig plans ar extricating the company om finançai embarrassment. A trading, mining and p upeeting, x ploiting, land locating con gaily for Jpe Philippines will shortly f il from tjn Francisco. Several expediti ns backed*)' Australian and English ca ital are ib'> rejiorted to be preparing e: iloiting eru ditions. "A few days ago," write l an Eagle^n (Oregon) correspondent, "a Major F'rtik McGee was climbing the si- e of a moifct aiu near his place he stun bled and (II. W ith the superstition cunqit among old prospectors, he began to <lig, found ich float, and a few hours later had un«i>v ered—a short distance altove—a four-pot vein of quartz, liberally sprinkled rith free gold." Fire In Kansas Oily. Kansas City, oNv. 29.—Fire in the big furniture establishment of Robert Keith A- Co., Eleventh and Grand avenue, yes j terday caused a loss on the stock estima j t( . ([ a ' t f ronl .$260,000 to $210,000; iieur ance $185,000. The building was damaged $40,081; amply insured. The Keith house was one of the biggest of the kind in the west and carried a stock valued at a quarter of a million dollar». Another Wreck, YYilton. Conn., Nov. 27.4-The Pitt-field express from New Y'ork oil the New Y'ork New Haven and Hartfc rd road, w recked near here yesterd rv, by a broken axle. The latest reports Iron» the scene are that no one was kil -d, but Several were seriously and perhu is fatally jured. Sale of Tup Okllant. Lexington, Nov. 28.—Al the Easton sale of thoroughbreds the 14- t-ar old stallion Imp. Top Gallant, owned iy John B. Ew ing, of Nashville, was so i to \V. J. Al exander of Chicago for $ 0,000. Huffulo Sails Munds y. New- York, Nov. 28.—"he cruiser Buf falo, which was to have ailed yev-erday for Manila, will depart o$ Monday. The Kongo river has at one place 32 waterfalls within a distance of 154 miles. The present system of musical notation was invented in the eleventh century. luiler Protest Simla Aarrees to Ac cept the Terms Offered by tbe United States llather Than Hc new the Horrors of War—Caban Hebt Still Open. TWENTY HIIW AND 0IVES UP PHILIPPINES. - Paris, Nov. 2».— The two peace com miaeions were in aeparate aea&iona all yes* | teixlay morning. The joint commission me t at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon am! j the Spanish commissioners immediately announced the acceptance of the Ameri an demands. The Spanish acceptance " as made verbally. A written acceptance .«ill be presented later, The Spanish commissioners announced being authorized by their government to reply that- the American projKisitions are inadmissible on legal principles and are not a pfoper compromise on the legal principles ou the Spanish part, but that ill diplomatic resources are exhausted nd the Spanish commission is now asktd tu accept or reject the proposition. Spain, inspired by reasons of patriotism and bil inanity and to avoid the horrors of war. resigns herself to the power of the victor, she accepts the offered conditions in order l o conclude a treaty of peace. The American demands include the ac Gib whole of the Philippine ulul fSulu firoujw for $20,600,600, and it is also understood the United States will purchase the Caroline group. The ques tion of the debt of Cuba is left unsettled. Will Nut Please Europe. Paris, Nov. 29.—There is no denying that the whole European continent will bitterly resent American acquisition of tin* Philippines. This sentiment is not confined to diplomats, but, especially here 1,1 Buris, it is the opinion constantly Doarii in the highest French society. It is 4110 " 11 Gmt a high official of the French Americans in eastern waters is a disturb ing factor to the whole of Etmqie. The Americans, as is well known, lack diplo matic manners, and will surely bring con stant trouble to all of us." As to the general sentiment, W. T. Stead, who has just returned from a tour uf F'rance, Belgium, Germany, Russia, .... ... Austria, Turkey and Italy, and who has ! ,.*''. , seen the highest politicians in each ooun 'try, und in some cases their rulers, suid Ho ii eorres|Kindent of the Associated Press: "The immense majority of Euro peaus are, of course, absolutely ignorant of what has happened. Interested in their daily toil they neither know nor ea-e what occurs in the other hemisphere. But other Europeans, who lead the newspa |K*ra, are able to form what may Ik* called the publie opinion of the old world. They are practically unanimous on the matter. Outside of Fhigland 1 have not met a sin gle non-American who was not opjiosed to the expansion of America ; nor through my whole tour of Europe have 1 met a Kuro poan who did not receive the protesta tions of the genuine sincerity with which the Americans entered ujkui the war with more or less mock incredulity." Stead reports that the bitterest hostil ity of ull was around the Vatican. 10 w> is ar x big the a sale Al APPLES GOOD AS MEDICINE. Tbry Are Both Healthful and Fleaa ant for Food. Chemically, the apple is composed of, vegetable filier, albumen, sugar, gum. chlorophyll, malic acid, gallic acid, lime and much water. Furthermore, the apple contains a huger percentage of phos phorous than uny other fruit or vegetable. This phosphorus is admirably adapted for renewing the essentia) nervous mat ter, lethicin, of the grain and spinal cord. It is perhaps for the same reason, rudely understood, that old Scandinavian tra ditions represent the apjile as the fis sis of the gods, who, when they felt them selves growing feeble and infirm, resorted to this fruit for renewing their powers of mind and body. Also the acids of the apple are of great use for men of seden tary habits, whose livers arc sluggish in action, these aeids serving to eliminate from the body noxious matters, which it retained would make the brain heavy and dull, oi- bring about jaundice or skin erup tions and other allied troubles. Borne suth experience must have led to our custom of taking apple sauce with roast pork, rich goose, ami like dishes. The malic acid of ripe apples, either raw or cooked, will neutralize any excess of chalky meat. It is also a fact that such freth fruits as the apple, the pear and the pliun, when taken ript, and without sugar, diminish acidity in the stomach, rataer than provoke it Their vegetable sails and juices ure converted into alka line carbonates, -which tend to counteract acidity. A ripe, raw apple is one of the easpst vegetable substances for the stom ach to deal with, the whole process of Dio digestion being completed in 85 minutes. Genrd found that the "pulpe of roasted ujqJes mixed in a quart of faire water, and labored together until it becomes to be as apples ami ale—which we call lambeswool never faileth in certain dis eitsis of the* raines, which myself hath often proved, ami gained thereby both erowiusi and credit." "The pariug of an apple, cut somewhat thick, and the in side w hereof is laid to hot, burning, oi running eyes at night, when the party goes to bed, and is tied or bound to the sumt, doth help the trouble very speed ily; and contrary to expectation--an ex cellent secret." 32 Killed Forts'. Havana, Nov. 29.—A box of dynamite exploded yesterday morning near the Reina batter)', killing or injuring 40 per eons. All the white officers of the Sixth Vir ginia regiment (colored) except three have resigned. SOME M0BE CABLIST TALK. The Cowardly Claimant Willi», ta Fl,hl , Conquered Foe. Dindon, Nov. 28.—An English Oarlist positively asserts that Don Cork*' army will take the field in Spain soon after the treaty is signed. He declares that a loan has been fully finafleed, and that it is divided equally between F'rance and Eng land, and he adds that after the English capitalists were shown the evidences on w hich Don Carlos' chances of success are based they offered several times the amount asked. The English CarlisU as sert that much more money would have been secured had it not been for the fact Don Curios stipulates that there should he no assistance from Jews, as he is ap prehensive of their obtaining financial control of the monarchy. PAY TO WEAR THE BREECHES. Women In France Are Permitted ta Wear Trousers. They allow women to wear male attira in France, hut they are taxed for tlha privilege. The F'rench government charge» women $10 to $12.50 jier year for wearing the trousers. This, however, doe* not give every woman w ho is willing to pay the tax a right to wear such garment*. The government conféra the right as a tribute to great merit, and makee it, in faet, a sort of decoration given to women as the ribbon of the Legion of Honor is given to nu*n. The only women to whom lias been granted the right to wear mala attire ure Georges Sand, Rosa Bonheur, Mme. lWeulafoy, the Persian archaeolo gist; Mine. Foucolt, the bearded woman, and two feminine sculptors, Mme. Four neau and 1 m Jeanette. How jealously the right of wearing male attire by wom en in France has i>een guarded may ha seen in the recent ease of Mme. de Val »ayre. This lady is well known for her propensity to tight duels, and her efforts to get elected to the French assembly, latst year she petitioned the government for a right to wear men's clothes, but the French authorities refused her peti tion. She is a pretty woman with a profusion of blonde hair. T. to of, to oi MONTANA. There is still a constant demand for houses to rent, aud no vacant ones to be had in Kalb pell. Benjamin M. Thomas, of Libby, has de cided to set out a large orchard at the mouth of Rainy creek. lagging operations are in full blast in the Bitter Root this fall and the cut of logs w ill be one of the largest in Die his tory of the lumber business op there. Nets Halverson, a farmer living a few miles from town, was in Gebo the other day, and re|K>rts a crop of wheat on new ground Drat yielded over 30 bushels per acre. The department of the Interior ha* in structed W. J. Brennen, as forestry su pervisor, to look after the fish and gam« on t he forestry reserve, and pr olutions of the game lawsp&usglfä a t», that tike place withln^lfeUtaju of tt reserve. The school board ceived tha money, $1 of bonds. Of this preium. The board is now having phu ami spceifleaDons prepared 'tfor the ne brick building. James Dawes, of Bozeman, ha* pui chased an enormous qua*iDty of barlej oats and wheat during thflast few weeki The ruling price for burliy iura been 9i cents; oats, 80 eenU; ; wheat, 40 to 41 cents. Hie new hall of the fUsM Tempwmnc Society at Red Lodge is i being puahec rapidly to completion. It äs 38x90 an, when finished will fill k ÿ A stage is to he put in the scenery supplied for Di at The cost of the buildi r $ 2000 . Agent E. S. Wyman at Northern at F'ort Bent, i l.*« Istai ha* r P 1 . iron» the sa unt $201 is t$ shipments from the Bltonfstockyart ' * Son: ( felt want ar end am purpose« ill be ebon the Grea Dial have lieen quite heuvy 820 carloads have been(hipp$ l j ^ M|1 ern market points, com mu * iUl abmj /85 la nt year. According to the rep k of the U « geological bureau uponAe coal produt Don of this country in 17. the Montan, output was 1,647,882 to valued at *■> 897,40«. Choteuu coun' i» credited wit! four coal mines whose« el product wai 2495 tons, valued at i *40. 1 *,.^ ^ only five counties in * tan* reoognizeil as coal producers. A new lodge of OdF< Hows was in«tl. tilled at Cent rev i lie ? i thei night and starts upon its earecfiU l over loo char ter members. R. WN'efc, g, and of Montana, was ir-tuting officer and was assisted by M. Barrett of Helena and by the officeis Dit several lodg,*^ of Butte and its su 1 «. Th* now )(X | a will be known as Miingtou lodge, New Easl T * r Brltgr, New York, Nov.—^Mayor Van Wvek has directed the H 01 public improve ment to take prf *rtion on the pre liminary work fhe construction of a third bridge ai Die East river tha structure to eotfD^-OOO. The mayor h.rt ut ' n Dy declared that next to the eif ne w schools he regarded the in « bridges over the East river ,ie important of public improve* CD Pant *"• San Francis, 0 ''- transport ix, ... ed vesterdav __,__ City of Para from Manila. Major Cha rl* Tucker, A. it' " ants Williani n " e i ants______ four privates Naval bu' h 't U '°? ^ort* to raise the Ct* ^ D \ Uer ^' »"d allowing D ?r ^ the Vizcaya W ren "'" "" tha bottom.