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ENGAGE IN BATTLE COLORED MEN, ENTRENCHED ON AN ISLAND, FIRE ON THEIR PURSUERS. TROUBLE OVER A WHITE GIRL Child Had Been Kidnaped end Kept in Captivity for Several Days. 1Y A,0.CIATEU PRIS. Fort Smith, Ark., Aug. tg.-The kid. naping of a young white girl and the killing of one of a posse that tried to rescue her are the crimes charged against a party of eight negroes, fortified on Bruce's island, 16 miles west of here. The negroes are said to be well armed. A few days ago two farmers living near Wilson's rock landed on Bruce's island in search of plums and accidentally ran into a camp in which there were two negroes and a white girl about ,a years old. They made inquiries about the girl ana the negroes said she was the daughter of a white man who was traveling with them and who had gone to Fort Smith for pro. visions. The negroes would not let the girl take part in the conversation; this aroused sus picion. A watch was kept on the negroes for two days, but no white man appeared. Monday afternoon a party of farmers decided to investigate the case, and as they neared the island were fired on by the negroes, and one of the party, Roland by name, was killed. A sharp fight was kept up for some time, during which the girl escaped from the negroes and ran to the white men. She was so excited she could not give any intelligent account of herself. She said, however, that her father was not traveling with the negroes, but that she had been stolen from her home near Fort Gibson, I. T. She has been taken to Muldrew. Roland, the dead man, was a compara tive stranger at Wilson's rock. Bruce's island is in the center of the Arkansas river and contains about as acres and is densely covered with timber and thick underbrush. Posses of citizens have left for the scene of the trouble from Fort Smith, Spiro, Muldrew and Fort Gibson. MANY REFORMS BEING MADE Administration of Shen, in China, Char acterized by Energy. BY ASSOCIATED IREShS. Pckin, Aug. i9.-At the request of Viceroy Khan Shen, the Yangtse viceroys recently sent a body of troops to assist in restoring order at Kwang Si. The administration of Shen is being characterized by remarkable activity and thoroughness. The removal of the gov ernor, Wang Chin Chun, and Marshal Su has been followed by the punishing and removing from office of many incapable and dishonest officials. Information from trustworthy sources shows that the disturbances have not been cau~cd by an anti-dynastic movement, but have been due principally to a large num bLr of unpaid troops during Su's regime joining the turbulent element of the poplu lationi and organizing independent bands which preyed upon the trade of the p)rov\ince. Already there are signs that the vice roy's vigorous policy is producing an ef fect. Itandit leaders have offered, in accord anice t ith the usual Chinese custom, to disc-us arrangements whereby their forces l:,ay take service under the imperial gov erminent. Acting under the Taotai's general in structions, the magistrate of the Nanhus district, near Shanghai. have arranged for public lectures by reformers coistrary to the orders of the government. COMBINE OF THE BREWERS Beer Makers of New York Talk of Getting Together. BY ASSOc(IATiED PRESS, New York, Aug. 19.--Many recent con ferences between brewers of Greater New York have given rise to a belief that a combination of brewing interests is about to be formed. The immediate result of the consolida tion would be to close several of the smaller breweries. There are about 40 of these in Brooklyn alone. Another result would be the establish ment of certain standard grades of beer and wines which would be sold at uniform prices in all saloons. Brewers have been complaining that the keen competition in their business has been slmnost ruinous. There is hardly a brewery in New York that is turning out its full capacity. "Besides over-competition," one brewer said, "the present excise law has cut down the business of all of us. About half the breweries today are having a hard strug gle to exist." FOR THE BLOOD The best known and most popular blood purifiler and tonic on the market to-day is 8. 8. 8. There is hardly a man, woman or child in America who has not heard of ,# . 8. for toh .bleood.-" It is a standard remedy, a specific for all blood troubles and unequalled as a general tonic and appetizer. 8. 8. S. is guaranteed purely vegetable, the herbs and roots of which it is composed are selected for their alterative and tonic prop. erties, making it the ideal remedy for all blood and skin diseases, as it not Isao only purifies, enriches and invigor- Ooýomss>A LMNZaxsTOse, ates the blood, but at the same time 0o oIso A. n1 tones up the tired nerves and give s LePw of the senoeeo u o strength and vigor to the entire l re nooY .·-' h system. For Chronic Sores and Ulcers, nod[ Catarrh, Rheumatism, Blood Poison, .4OOV. ALLEN D. OAiaDLOs, Malaria, Anmmia, Scrofula, Eczema, bt uS. u l acs on "l• toea o Psoriasis, Salt Rheum, Tetter Acne ..Wo i.O rao and such other diseases as are due to a polluted or impoverished condition of the blood, nothing acts so promptly and effectually as 8. 8. 8. It counteracts and eradicates the germs and poisons ; cleanses the system of all unhealthy accumulations and soon restores the patient to health. Write us and our physicians will give your case prompt attention without charge. SW eawr. 5M 00., ArUANTA,3.G POLICEMAN BEATEN AND BADLY HURT OFFICER ATTACKED IN THE STREET BY RUFFIANS AND STABBED IN THE BACK. TRIES TO MAKE AN ARREST Uniform Is Cut to Shreds and Victim is Later Taken to the Hospital. BY ASSOCIATED PREISS, New York. Aug. so.-Policeman Joseph Bucheit of the Williamsburg district in Brooklyn was assaulted today by a crowd of ruffians, who stahbed him in the back and so btIdly injured him that he prol. ably will die. ltucheit had ordered a crowd of young men who were standing on a corner to disperse. When they jeered in reply he threw his night stick at them. He seized one man as a prisoner. but was thrown down by the crowd. When he regained his feet and attempted to draw his revolver they seized his hands and held them to his side. He struggled frantically to get away and several times broke loose. In the next instant, however, the crowd closed in on him again and slashed his uniform to shreds. At the hospital five wounds were found in his back. The ni a escaped. ARE WILLING TO SURRENDER Dr. Woods and Wife, Wanted in Mys terious Death Case, Will Come In. BY ASOC(IATAP.n PRESL. New York, Aug. to.-Persons inter ested in the ease announce that "within a few days" Dr. John D. Woods and his wife, who are being sought in connection with the death of Colonel William J Best at San Rafael. Cal.. last April, will sur render to the prosecutor of Essex county, New Jersey, in Newark. It is declared the doctor will make as a condition that the indictment for larceny of Colonel Best's jewelry against Dr. Woods in San Rafael is not to be used as a subterfuge to get him to California and then bring forth an indictment for murder. Woods is said to be in hiding near As bury Park. Only a few days ago a member of the Best family who has been actively purst. ing the doctor stated that he had sees him on a train near Asbury Park. "but could not learn where his destination was." Interest in the case has gradually sub sided. COWBOY SUPPER AND DANCE Newspaper Men Who Will Tour the West Are to Have a Treat. Denver, Aug. 19.-September 8 the party of \VWa hin,tton newspaper correspondents who intend touring the WVest will be given a cowboy supper and dance at lingo, Cole. The cowboys intend to do the handsome thing for the journalists, and the spread will equal if not surpass that served to Presi dent Roosevelt during his \Vestern trip. Charles F. Martin, secretary of the Na tional Livestock association, is promoting th.e enterprise. "We want the newspapler men to tell the people of the IUnited States what the cat tle industry of the West needs," said he, "so that when they write up the irrigation c,ngress of Salt Lake City they can also tell something about the cattle business." SHOT DEAD IN THE CAMP Soldier From Kentucky Meets Death in Utah. \Y A.uOCI(I lTE: l PI'iESS. Salt Lake, Aug. t,.-l-lijah l.ewis, aged tl, a private in the Twenty-second battery, stationed at Fort I)ouglas, Ibut now in catmp near Provo. was shot and instantly killed in camp last night. \\'hether he was killed as a result of a (uarrel between himself and I.. \V. Blur den, a member of the same battery, who was the only witness to the shooting, or met death through the careless handling of a revolver, is not known. Burden is under arrest, pending an in vestigation into the affair by a board of inquiry. He claims the shooting was acci dental. Lewis enlisted in Kentucky. My boy, when 4 years old, was taken with colic and cramps in his stomach. I sent for the doctor and he injected mor phine, but the child kept getting worse, I then gave him half a teaspoonful of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and DIar rhoea Remedy, and in half an hour he was sleeping and soon recovered.-P. L. Wilkins, Shell Lake, Wis. Mr. Wilkins is bookkeeper for the Shell Lake Lumber Co. For sale by Paxson & Rockefeller, Newbro Drug Co., Christie & Leys, New ton Bros. Excursion Rates to tregson Springs. Every Saturday hereafter, until further aotice, the IB., A. & P. Railway will make the followlng round-trip rates to Gregson Springs: Anaconda to G;reason and return.......... see Butte to Greason and return............... oo Tickets good on all tralas from noos iatu.. dsays until noon Mlonda s. CLEWS LETTER IS IN HOPEFUL VEIN BELIEVES THAT FLURRY IN STREET FS OVER FOR THE TIME BEING, AND QUIET IS TO COME. ARE STILL SOME WEAK SPOTS General Tone, However, Is One of Con fidence-Crop Reports Indicate a Surpassing Yield. New York, Aug. tg.-llenry Clews says today in his weekly financial letter: A decided change for the better has taken place in the stock market, and thre sharp rise uwhich started on Thursday quickly dispelled the wave of despondency that threatened the whole business community only a Icw days ago. So sudden a change was of course largely due to manipulation, Itased upon)i the change of iposition by name of the big oplreratorts wIho exerted such a severe anld pIersistent pIressIure upon the market for weeks past, tbeing assisted bIy an organizedtl elfort to check and pumllsh the overaggressive bears. Probably All Over. It is of coturse imnpossihle to learn whether the market leaders have fully accomplisthed thleir purpose or not. The presumption is that they have, or the market would not have been allowed to re cover in the rampant fashion that it has ldone. it is quite certain that the decline of the last few monthos lis beetl materially intensitied by spreculative operationsll to accromplish certain prurposes, however murt natural conditlons may have justified lower prices, and it is equally likely that the market will now con tinue its recovery until a normal level is reached. Now Receding. No one pretends that there has reen any change in intrinsic conditions during the last six monthlrs to correspond with a drop of 3o to S t poinlts in good securitics (ranting that the top of the boom was touched last year, that the tide of prosperity has begunt to recede, that there i. asrI a large amount of unmarketaidel securities, and that we have been uveruoing generally, thiere was no warrant for a decline in stocks so utterly ourt of proportion to other changes. A part of the decline was certainly intensi. fled for speculative purposes, and if it proves true that this has tbee attainled a strontger and active market is in prosspect. Wall street has undergone a pretty tthoroutgh test. .Many weak spots have been eliminated by forced liquidation; stocks have passed from weak into strong hands, and thus the whlle speculative situation has been much clarified by an unwelcome but necessary hotusecleaning pIrocess. More Confidence. The market is by no mreains free (rmt rtneer taintien, for weak spots still remain: but there is tno reason nolw for the destructrive distrust which was underminintg thle whole filtancial fabric before the turn came. Very likely importanlt developlments will fol. low recent olerations. C'ontrol of some prop. erties has undoubtedly chalnged hand., which may result in facilitatitg some of tihe larger deals that big financiers are known to have contemplated. llow far these plans may have been a factor in the conduct of the late bear campaign will never be known, but it is fair to credit its managers with suflicient shrewdness to take all fair advantage of technical conditions. Crops Satisfactory. Outside of the stock market the outlook is satisfactory. As pIreviously stated. rolr farmers are reasonably sure of another season (rf pros. iperity. "lThough large crops are n,,t to, he expectedl fair yiell., are probable. and. what is rttally imptortant. good prices are aosured Lor all agricultural crops. Th'le gaoverntment report ilndlicates a crop crop of 2, .J.;.orto.ron tusthcls, which has eorn exceeded only twice; a winter wheat crop of 4ttr.no.n.o, which has only rer.n exceeded twice, and a spring wheat crop which his Ibeen urlpassed four times. O)f cotton a fair sixed crrop seems certain in spite of backlwardness, and goodl prices are asshued anotherc:ar. For all our agricultural p)rolductsc a good dermatnd is pIractically certain, anti in the absence of theavy sutpplies growers will receive profitable prices, thins being particularly true uf Southltllern c.ttutl Iplalltcrs. Iron Trade. Somen reaction is noticeable in the iron trade, which is oulr basie industry, but rlower prices are likely, to invite a fresh run of orders which could not I)e profitably placed at the cli level. L.abor agitation is diminishinlg and contrac trrs knorw better what condrlitions to figure ulpon. The decline in stocks seems to have tempolrarily checked new enterplrises, hut this will cause no harm, as ronservatism now will prevent trottuble later on. The textile situation is confused by scarcity and speculation in cotton, a condition that will be changeld ty thie arrival of thIe IleW eror in alotlher mnonthl or six weeks. 'iThe monetary sittuati(rlr has been mrlch re* lievecd by local liqluidation and payment of for. eirign loans. More concern at thie highl level of loans is slhowlwn than circumstances warrant, ctnsiderinng that thIe surpllus reserve is $ao,. oou,oso above the .r5 per ceCrt requirement. Funds Well in Hand. Loants are but slightly atove derposits, while it trould be rememnleredrt that the Ibanks could in addition loan upon thleir caplital anId slrpltrs, arlmourrnting to ccnsiderably over $0,,o,0a,tso, andt still be within thIe limnits of pIruldence. As a mnatter of fact, the New York Ianks are in strong condition and Ihave thleir funds well in Ihand. l.iqutidation may have cancelled mnany weak loan., rut the fundIs thurs released have ibeen tr;nulerred to those witlh stronger credlit, thls ireproving the situation without making arly alpparent chlange in thie volultne ot leans. No Easy Money. Very shortly crop demands will assert them. selves, so easy money rates are not yet in pruspe.t. The chances of serious stringency, however, are remote, for conditions are grow ing more favorable to gold imports, besides we shall have little dilificulty in borrowing abroad for legitimate requirements. A favorable fea ture is the larger pturchases of wheat for ex. port and the declining tendency of foreign exchange. Some realizinlg may be expected after the late sharp recovery, but the situation has been greatly improved by the diminution of the sup. ply of weakly held stocks. A better invest. ment demand exists than for several months, which has already taken a large supply of bonds and stocks out of the street. Sought by Amerioans. IIY ASSOClATtE D PRaSS, The Hague, Aug. ag.-Negotiations have been opened by an American combine, with a view to acquiring the great steel and iron factories recently built at Ter. neuzen, near the Belgian frontier. Week Ending Excursions via the Great Northern Railway. Round trip Basin or Boulder, good going Saturday or Sunday, returning until Monday........ ........ ....... ........ ,s Round trip Basin or Boulder, good going and returning on Sunday................. s.o Alhambra and return, good golhng Saturday or Sunday, returning Monday............ t.Ie Ticket office, 4 North Main street, Butte. W. R,. Meech, C. P. & T. A. Park county offers a reward of five hundred dollars for the arrest and conviction of party or parties dynamiting bridge just east of Liv lIgston, Sunday, August a. VALUES TO JUDGE BY In such a store as this it is impossible to cover each line in advertisement of this size. We give prices on a few items'selected at random that you may Judge the values here. Through the entire store this system of small profits s in existence in every department. The prices are equally fair. Cotton Felt Mattresses ! $10.00 Our Cotton Felt Mattress is as good as the usual $12.5o and $t 5 mattresses. felt all laid by hand. Can't mott down, always soft, absolutely clean, non-ab sorbent, vermin proof covy- $15.00 $11.35 ered with good ticking, Sideboard tufts on close, edges stitch- Sideboard ed and bound. Try one With oval French hsvel miarrow. Wood is Exactly like illustration, with plenty of e nd bound. 'ry onek finished a rich gen. r heavy c ara;,,.:;a rouid corner Ibevel Ilate 30 nights. II it isn't sat. solid sak. fiish, ii a rilh goldhn. Carv mirror and sIrpectile rtp. 't'hree draw- isfactory we refund the ing are clear cut and deep. A line de ers and d,,llhle colllnt;irtlmllet ina ba;se, finished tlhn. money. sig0n, gsol cabinet walk throughout. The Popular Victor Refrigerator Th'lis is one of 4he practical family size. D)imensions, outsiek measure: L.ength, a7 inches; depth, 17 inches; height, 41 inches; ice capacity, 40 pounds. Price This Week $6.75 The Victor $9.55--Goa art Ice chests $13.25 Of ful ri.clininug pattern. Btack an Reclinin front c ., h,. adjuste dseparately to any Are cleanable and odorless. I)imel. Reclining Go art desired positin. Ilody of white iaplc, sions for family hiie: I ength, 30 With fatll ree.d Ihly, uIlhl'teredl with interwoute witla spslt reed, fitted wilth triplicate t.hii s. bitted with satin triplicate cushions of derby cloth and inches; depth, 18 inches; height, 30 parasol. I:a enramel gear, ! inch sateen parasol. Improved (;ellndrolt inches cushion tir'i e and patenl t foot brake. pear with rubler tires, hub caps and Itegular price, $s0.51. Special for this patealt f-bot brakew Reglular laic, $1a.so. Special for this ehle, *·SJ. . $13.25 Solid Oak Standing Desk -'he famsu ltasnl & Leophod desk; ,V 'ly I11I' ha;s an tslll la slihed I lllanitl Price, b6ft., $16.50 $25.00 Ladles' Solid Oak Dresser, mad, ." "a"" of selectt i sinr r-awad Desk in Glass Door Cupboard ºS.Qs :stock and all sal h alishhd, Kitchen eupboard with full swell front, tw 1 1 Golden \Vell made of thoroughly Eastern manufacture, fin- small drawers ',ld two full se':nned poplar. Upper part ished dark golden, stands 6 drawers, all mounted with i~s 'scotmplete with shelves. feet 6 inches high and . feet heavy brass han.lhs anllJ Oak Iters. are' two drawcr, in the wide, with large panel doors, knobs. Mirror is oval shaped, center tIu lahrge locker conm two drasWers and lower cab- French blCvel plate, 24x3o 'hit desk is well fiasshs l pa thne(it below. ('gKular lnet is fitted with threelinches, and mountl in and hats a convaiently or- trice, $8.50. shelves and pierforatcd edls. neatly shaped ast;,liar ls. Reg ranged int'rior. I.ike illus Regular $7.50. ular price, $3So.o0o. trationl. Specea r This Speclal for This Week pelal Week, pe l h Week Special This Week as.9s s2s.00o s.9o $6.95 LANDER FURNITURE & CARPET CO. 44Broand 48east I~ ~ ~ ~~~~~Boda I I IIl I• I li; ";; AMONG THE TOILERS LOCAL TROUBLES ARE ENDED lIV AS.)('ATED PRESS. Washington, Aug. so.-The executive board of the International Association of Machinists yscterday adjusted local griev ances and considered the constitution which became operative August z. The conference between the representa tives okthe International Association of Allied ;clchinists and the United Metal Workers' .nion and the executive board of the international machinists which be gan Monday was finished yesterday. When tie meeting began President O'Connell of the machinists presented a proposition, in which the jurisdiction of the respective organizations in the naval industry was closely outlined. It also named the concessions the ma chinists were willing to make in order that no friction might arise. General Sec retary Devlin of the Allied Metal Mechan lea informed the board that he had not been empowered to pledge the support of his organization to the proposition made by Mr. Connor, but would gladly submit it to th executive officers of the body he represen .d. Secretary Sherman of the metal workers entered into the agreement with the machinists, thereby bringing to an end the differences which has existed between the two organizations. Park county offers a reward of five hundred dollars for the arrest and con viction of party or parties dynamiting bridge. Just east of Livingston, Sunday, August a, ELECTRIC MEN MAY STRIKE Demand for More Pay and Other Con cessions Ias Made. IlY ASSUCIATII'D IRESS.. Seattle, \'ash., Aug. 1. --ElEmployes of the Seattle EIlectric company may o on a strike within the next .4 hoIurs. They have made demands on the com panty for an increase in pay and other con cessions all of which have been turned This morning the employes are in session considering the mlattcr of striking. IRON PRICE IS TO BE CUT Action Is Taken at Secret Meeting of Furnace Men. aY ASIOCIATKD PRP.SS. Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. rg.-It was given out here yesterday that at a secret meeting of all the Southern furnace men held in Birmingham a few days ago an agreement was reached to reduce the price of No. a foundry Iron from $.1..So to $sa per ton. SUPPLY STORES FOR MINERS Men on Strike in Colorado Will Be Cared For. DY ASMOCIATED PRase, Victor, Col., Aug. lo.-Miners' union officials have announced that three general supply stores will be established at once by the union for the benefit of the strik ing milners of the Cripple Creek district. They will be at Victor, Cripple Creek and (;GoIldliel. (;,o icd will be sod at cost and credit will be given the mec until such tim.e as they are able to pidy. The necessary funds have been fur nished by the Western Federation of Miners. T'Ihe move is the result of the recent actiol of the Merchants' associatiun of tle districhtin discontinuing all credit business. BIG STRIKE COMES TO AN END Holyoke Paper Makers Decide to Return to Work. BY ASSO('IATI) PRESIS. Holyoke, Mass., Aug. r9.-Tlhe big strike of the Holyoke paper makers, which has been on since June iS, came to an end last night when Eagle lodge, of the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers voted to return to work Thursday morning and declare the strike off. While the 3,3oo operatives originally affected had been reduced by secessions to the mills, it is conservatively figured that over a,Soo men and women will be affected by this vote. The millwrights' union took shimilar ac tion last night, and will return to work with the paper makers. . A DELIGHTFUL SUMMER TRIP. If you are going East this summer why not see Salt Lake City and Denver and the elegant scenery through Colorado along the lines of the Rio Grande system ? You can't beat it for excellent service and good accommodations. Only one change of ears between Butte and Chicago and St. Louls. Write for rates and a copy of "With Nature in Colorado." G, W. Fitgerald, general agent, Butte, i Li tans.