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BITTERB ,OOT SU TRACT SITUATED ON THE RIGHT BANK OF THE MISSOULA RIVER NEAR FLATHEAD CREEK. INTREST TO MINING MEN Action Has Aroused Wide Comment, in View of the Character of the In terests Involved -ift It. SPECIALO O THE INTER MOUNTAIN. SMissoula, Dec. ag.-The land office Is in receipt of a decision from the comnmis sioner of the geenral land office in the Big D)ay placer mine case, involving land sit uated on the riglt bank of the Missoula river at the mouth of Flat creek, near the town of Superior. The commissioner af firms the local land office in holding that A. P. Johnson is entitled to the land. ,The case is of more or less interest to mining men and the story of the various features of the litigation is not uninte; esting to the general public. On June so, iago, James S. Harman lmade final homestead entry for Lot a, Sec tion 27, Township 17 north. Range a6 ,west, on an application filed November .6, agoo. February 4. t9ot. Mike Riley offered for filing a homestead application for a lot of the same sectiotn, which was rejected by reason of a supposed conflict with the entry of the placer claim, nine years previous. Riley appealed from the decision to the general land office. A. P. Johnston, on February at, apr- one of the placer patentees-sent a filing direct to the Washington land office, as a protest against the applied for homestead entry, alleging in substance, that the entry to Lot s, Section a7, conflicted with the limits of the Big Day placer claims; alsa, that the latter is within the limits of the town of Superior, and that its location, in Township 16 north, Range as west, in stead of in Township s7 north, Range z6 west, was made in error. He asoed to be heard on the matter. After considering Johnston's protested affidavit. the general commissioner, under date of March s4. soot, called upon the surveyor-general of Nlontana for a certificate showing the actual position of the placer claim with reference to the section,- township and range. The reply wal that the records were not specific enough to determine. but that the Montana records did not show that Lots z and a of Section 27 were so embraced. He further stated that the lots lay north of the bank of,-the Missonla river, while the placer actually crossed the stream, lying on both banks, its greatest area lying on the southern side: and that, through error, an amended survey would be necessary to adjust the claims, as they did .conflict on the present plats. The surveyor-general, on April 17, 190o, was directed to suggest to the patentees of the Big Day placer the advisibility of surrendering their patent, with the added requtest that it be canceled, so that a new and correct survey could be made as a basis for. proceedings for a second patent, after which there should be a reconvey ance to the United states of the land pur porting to be covered by the old patent. Th'lis was formally complied with, Johnston applying for an amended survey of his claim, but at the same time surrendering this right to the claim and agreeing to convey to the government all land covered by the original deed. James S. llarman, under date of Sep temiber ar, 190o, entered a protest against Johnston's application for a correction, and seven days later the Missoula land of fice applied to Washington for further in structions. The capital authorities an swered, November -3. itot, directing Mis soula to notify the parties that they would be allowed 30o days to apply for a new hearing to determine the quality of the land at the date of final entry, from which decision Johnson appealed. The matter then "hung fire" until June 4, 19o0, when tlhe secretary of the interior, after per sonally considering the appeal held that: "In view of this showing, an inquiry should be made as to whether said lots 1 and a were, at the time when applied for by said Honesyeads, within the limits of an incorporated town, and if so, whether reserved for homestead entry under the act of March 3, 1877, and similar to a prior ruling in the contested case of Barber vs. Wilson. The scope of the Missoula office is, accordingly, enlarged to embrace this additional inquiry." It appears that May 14, sono, lThomas M. Burke filed a forest lieu selection, in tending to embrace land in Section 27, Township 17 North, Range 26 West, in conflict with the Big Day placer claim as located, but this lieu the description re ferred to as the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter, Section 27, Township :6 'North, Range 25 West. July 15, g9on, in accordance with the secretary's letter, all parties were cited to appear before the local register, and on the day named Har mnan and Riley submitted testimony, but there being no appearance by or on behalf of Burke. On January 27, 90o3, a decis ion was rendered on the testimony ad duced holding that the burden of proof was on the homestead claimants; that Su perior was not an incorporated town ; that at least a portion of the Big Day placer claim was laid out in blocks, lots, streets and alleys and that a plat thereof had been filed in the Missoula recorder's office in September, 189o; that some of these lots had been sold by Johnston; that Harman and Riley were well aware of the fact that the town of Superior, in existence for more than ao years, even if not incorporated, embraced a part of lots 1 and a ; conclud ing with the recommendation that entry be cancelled on lot a. Harman and Riley, however, appealed from this recommendation February a6, last, basing their appeal on the ground of error. The records of the local oflice show that the portion of Township :7 North, Range 26 West, which includes the south west qaurter of Section 27, was, with other parts of the township, surveyed October 24, 1893, the survey being approved by the surveyor-general March 23, 8p95, that Lots I and a were returned as non-mineral and that the town of Superior is located in the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section a7, It contradiction of the fergoing, the southwest quarter of this section, containing the disputed lots, was classified by the land commissioner,, inder act of February a6, 1895, as min eral in character, the same being approved February 1x, :896, The lots lie on low land adjacent to the Missoula river, bed rock being reached at a depth of o2 feet, which is covered with a bed of gravel carrying plaoer gold. Evidently the Big Day placer claim, as staked out originally, e.mbraced these two lots, and that through -rror the deputy mineral serrvcyor, is pro jectlns the tines, sarveyed the pateat to croas the river, showing the improvetmnts relied tupon to be in the center of the big tream, and therefore a physical impossi e ecretary of the interior holds at. whilst the *rror of the deputy min eral surveyor is unfortunate for the claim ant, yet the government is in nowise re aitionsible therefor, but adds, that "the government will render any assistance pos alble to correct the same, without prejnu dice to adverse rights that have legally attached in the interim." The homestead claimant, at the hearing, put upon the stand several witnesses to disprove the rineral character of the land embraced in Lots a and a. one of them being a practical miner. It was shown that they sunk four holes on the Ipts to a depth of five feet, but did not go down to bedrock: that thriey panned the dirt taken out, but failed to find any color; that they did not go down deeper from the fact that the holes filled with water. One of the homesteaders swears that an acre of the laud in dispute will yield S.no bushels of potatoes, or two tons of hay. The mineral claimants testified that, in their opicion, the lots were more valuable for mineral than for agricultural purposes: that gold is fotmd thereon close to bed rock. and that it is from 2o to 3o feet down, or deeper than the excavations. C. C. Thompson testified that prior to the issue of patent to the Big Day claim he panned I. pans of dirt. from which h oltainede about one cent. iii gold from each pan. Jokhzaon testitied that he dug a ditch nearly a mile long, extending along the claimn; that he dog a ground sleicc from 24 to 3o feet deep by 3I feet wide front the surface of the gravel deposit to the water level of the river: that he made a similar open cot at the far end of the claim to a level with the water of Flat creek, and that he erected mining cabins thereon. In namming up the evidence the general commissioner, in a letter just received at the Missoula office, says that he is of the opinion that the homestead claimants have failed to juccesafully carry the bur den of proof and have not shown by a preponderance of their testimony that the land is more valuable for agricultural than for mineral purposes; that at the date of the hearing Lot was properly classifed as mineral; that Lots s and 2 are not within the limits of an incorporated town, and therefore do not come within the reservation from homestead entry, as con strued by the act of 1877 and the prior ruling in ¢Ee case of Barher vs. Wilson. In view of the foreging, the commis sioner holds, the mineral classitication of Lots t and a will not be disturbed, and the homestead entry made by James I.. Harman for Lot 1 is held for cancellation. and the rejection of the preferrel home stead application by Riley for Lot I is afirmed. Should this opinion become a final de cision. the amended mineral application by Johnston for the Big Day placer claim. and the application by Thomas M. Burke to amend forest lieu selection lie made, will lie taken up and considered. SECURE CHANGE OF VENUE Missoula Plaintiffs Win Point Under the "Fair Trial" Law. Missoula. Dec. z..--L'nder the new Fair Trial law. Judge Welister of the local dis trict court has.granted a cluange of vcnue to the defendant in the condemnation pro ceedings to about 42 lots in South Mis soula of Michael Flynu and C. C. I.owiney vs. Mrs. Alice B. Sanders, all of this city. The cause has lkwen transferred from lMis soula to Deer L.olge, in the Third judicial district. When the motion for the change of venue was argued before the local court yesterday, Woody & Woody, counsel for the plaintiffs, objected on the following grounds: The law authorizing the change is unconstitutional in that it violates sec tion 6, article 3, of the constitution of Montana; it denies the right of the parties to a speedy trial; it is against public policy; it is merely an arbitrary order made on affidavit; it states no facts sub stantiating reason for change, whatever, and it is a non-appealable order. Judge Webster, however, overruled the objections, to which the plaintiffs excepted, the court allowing them t5 days in which to draw up a bill of exceptions. MAY BE A MURDER NEVADA AUTHORITIES TO BE ASKED TO INVESTIGATE DEATH OF A DEER LODGE MAN. SPECIAL TO TIlE INTER MOUNTAIN. Deer Lodge, Dec, zg.-It is likely that the Nevada authorities will be asked to further investigate the killing of A. B. Richards, a former resident of this com munity, who was buried yesterday. He was killed, presumably, by a Southern Pa. cific train somewhere in Nevada recently. His body was found beside the track with both legs cut off. E. A. Lewis, who had worked with Richards, claimed that the two started on a freight for California. According to Lewis, Richards held him up at the point of a six-shooter as they were beating their way on the train and a negro who was concealed in the car as sisted In the robbery. Lewis jumped from the train and soon afterwards Richards' body was found, The negro may have pushed him from the train and killed him. WIFE OF YEAR HAS KILLED HERSELF BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, Chicago, Dec, 29.-Mrs. Olive Thorpe, 23 years old, wife of Clem Thorpe, West ern agent of a New York insurance com pany, shot and killed herself yesterday in a Michigan avenue boarding house. She was in poor health, Mrs. Thorpe was mar ried less than a year ago at Pecos, Texas. Her family is said to be one of the wealthiest in that part of the state. How Thoughtless. -Mrs. Wifely--John, you have had a drink. John-I only todk a few glasses of Cen tennial Bohemian Export. Mrs. Wifely-That shows you are neg lectful. Why didn't you bring a bottle home for the baby and I? Charge Is Robbery. cGret Falls, Dec. sq.--Carl Iinderager an4 Jolhn Olson are uuqder arrest charged with robbing Dick' Micr's sheep camp near Wood couaoe, CLUB MAN IS WANTED New York Yachtman Flies to Parts Unknown Breaks Parole. BY ASSOCIATEtD PRESS. New York, Dec. j..--4.ommuodor Ed wa;tr F. (plover of the Knickehockecr Yacht club. pjresident for tumanty years of the C'res cent Athletic club and well-kinown in Brooklyn society, has disaptpeared. A warr;tant was servedlt upion Glover Uccenm her 18, in whichb he was charged by ii clienit with grand ltartceny and obuttining twoney tuder false Iretenlses. t;lver was placed inl the custouy of hil tounttscl. \\ hen the case was called lie did not appear and the assistant district attorney. dec'l;arcd he had violated his parole. An othe r wa;rranit w;as procured, btit was ilot serve 1. I invetstigation is said to have dis clsehI the fact that pilover, itmmediately after his arrest, drew $i.til from at hanllk in tlchmtond Iill, . I., 1., a d. leaving his wife at their tcountry house. went to his otiee in New York. Since then he has not tweet seen. The Charges. Tl'h charges upon which (lvt;er was ar rested are to the etlect that he, as presi dent tof the New York Accident Srearity company. accpted fees of $t frotm various persons. for awhich umn his atmtpany was to investigate their claims and adjust I:Itn agrs shhotld the clients mtteet with a.cident. lit this case the client alleges that at first lie was told that he had a good cltaim for injury against an electrical coml;any for which he worked. but later was in duOed to sitn off for $:5, and that (lover's concern then procured $flo on the cl;aim from the Accident Assurancte colmlpally which protected the electrical concern. It is said the outconte was an investi gation set afoot byi the assurance cumpany, which already involves a large sum. ANGRY FINNS ATTACK COMPANY GUARDS IN COAL FIELDS IY ASfO(IA'1EU I'RrESS Salt l.ake, Utah. Dec. z9.--A special to the Tribune from Winter Quarters, U'tah, say . that the timely arrival of soldiers pre vented serious trouble between strikim14 miners and a ntumbler of company gtuards who were evictinl families fromt. company house's. The unmarried strikers submitted quietly to eviction, but when the company guards tried to force the inarried men to leave their homes, they were ,t tacked and routed by 1 50 angry Finns, who had Ibeen watching the evictions. 'The arrival of the soldiers quelledl the disturbance. Twenty of the company guardsn were badly beaten. The cvictionsl will continue until the end of the year. JOSEPH GISH, JR., IS DEAD Lad of Four Passes Away at Home of C. W. Dempster. Joseph tGish, Jr., aged 4 years awl eight months, died at the residence of C. W. L)empstcr, 314 East Second street. about 9 o'cluck last night after an illness of three days with pneumonia. The little fellow's mother passed away when he was an in fant and since then he had been cared for by his aunt, Mrs. A. 1M. Dempster, umother of C. W. Dempster. On Christmas day the boy was taken suddenly ill with pneumonia and the THE LATE JOSEPH GISH, JR. smoke and sulphur of the city seemed to affect him seriously. The father of the boy, who lives at American Falls, was notified and reached the city a little while before his son's death. The body will be taken to Soda Springs, Idaho, for burial, where the lad's m.other and little brother are buried, leaving on the 4:45 train this afternoon, accon-panied by the father, Mrs. Dempster and MrJ Dempster. At Pocatello the party will be joined by Aerie No. I19, Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which the father is a member, and which will have charge of the funeral at Soda Springs. Divorce by Default. SPEt'CIAL TO TlltI INTER MOUNTAIN. 'Missoula, Dec. 9g,--A decree of dl. vorce has been granted the plaintiff in the action of II, C. Williams vs. Lena Wil. liams, the defendant defaulting in ap pearance. Novelist Gisslng Dead. a ASSOClTED PRESS, I London, Dec, zg.-George Gissing, the novelist, died of consumption yesterday, at St. Jean de Luz, in the Pyrentes. He was born at Wakefield, England, January a, 1857. Cruel. S"D)id she like your mustache?" "No; I thikng she had it in for it." "Why do you tdink so?" S*She called it down,"--louston Post, ENTHRONED IN STATE Roman Catholic Arch bishop Occupies Cathedral. ItIV AS it' O IAll It I'tI 1I . Londion. Dc. i ).-The Most Rev. Fran cis lourne, Ruuan C'atholic archhishullp of \\ estminllttr. was rnthroned in the new t.ithedral of \V'stmin str today with the i trest.ive ceremony incidcntal to such n .ta.ions. The vastl luildiug was titled to itl, cpacity by e'clesiastics and laymen of elil Rotman Catholic church, the Iribesx of ;it otliciatitl.ng clergy aut the varied garbs oI tlilthe numIit'rous reihgious orders flrmlllitng it conspicuous contrast with the brick w;alls The rathedral of \\t estminter cfolls' itllt.ld today is the first l Ioan (athillitc i -thedral that has stiood i tihe metrtp li tint. The bnilding itas f egn eightr )'arl is a-,, thoulgh it was projected by C ardial 11 . Itnllta ( holl dilid in ('r4 I) a |nd was Ilanled hy l'artdinal Minting iln Ita5. It is situated half a mile %e",t of \\'est tuniter abley mid is a magtinsificent "trui p lllk of red brick handed w.it h IP rtlnlld st' or, standing olt fIeet higth and crowevil tl lt a metatl ticoveredtlt' doit, stutlitnttd The extremelll lllength o)f thl' new cahdt'dr, mutllide is ,;6o feet. width i5( let', height ill nIr' j17 feet and rotors an ar.s of Thi general view of the inner walls is ,till one IIf hare, rough brick. The" scheme is to rover the whsle of thit l.twcr walls anid the pier. to the htoslhl t,+ ashut ,o feelt with marble. All the ipllier part and Ilit, v;nults and concrete itlis will be decorated with tmowni work, illultrating the history of the ,hurch. The total ub.icriplion heore the laying In the fontidation dtole w1. li ('Irr $2loIon. ;'iHltc then thlte have horn many large i+ndividual lenefaction., and the tol;l e. l,(tditutre on till' enti "e edifice hip in the end iI ie Otohtr wa;I ( over $t,10 n+on, "'hue cathedral stands clear of debt. ilS LAST DYING REQUEST lIh had lbeen cond 1nne(d to the ga111.' ;and the carpl. tt.rs 'were al:ealy crliill: the engine (1 exetutltion in thl jailyarI. 't'he sherilT ca' e in t1o ask himt what h," 'couMld do for him in his laist hour. "I cat, have 11110t6ilg I wanit to tat, can I :" he n.ked. "And to drink ?" "\.Id you will gralit aything I ask rci ceorni,, my nllteral' "S .u e what is it'." "I.l ,my funcial l it.r he 'entn.l :lial Ies hinlian ..xport, made ins Butilt." Anil lhec thi ridl, kniwini,t the quality of the Iulllnln eIv'er:tla, ovai llooked Ithe p1"1 ':lnd went out ';and. lbought a case fur thel lprisoner. WILLIAM F. WORD CALLED TO STAND HELENA MINING EXPERT TESTIFIES IN NANCY HANKS-TIGER SUIT IN PHILIPSBURG COURT. ,% 1, .vI.f . ',O Till: IN'II.H 1t(o N'JAIN. 'Phillipsbturg, Decc. 2 .---The trial of the apex mining case of Word and olthers against San Ritlchey, owne.r of the Nancy Ilanks, involving a vein of ore cloimed by the owners of the J iger line tol run clast anId west and out of the end lines, there fore belonging to the plaintitfs according to the extralateral right doctrine, was rer sumed in the district court today before Judge J. M. Clements of hIelena, who is sitting for Judge Napton. Andrew Ryan, forerly a lessee of the Tiger property, was on the sltand duriug the lmorningll on cross-examlination. W'hen the plaintiff called him on the stand, ohjoc lion was offered by the defense on the ground that Ryan's lease expired last September. Judge Clements, however, overruled the objection and the witness was allowed to testify as to the vein in contro versy. He claimed it ran east and west and nut of the end lines dipping under the Nancy Hanks. The mnost important evi dence offered for the plaintiff was that of William F. Word of Helena, a well known mining expert, who has ofien figured in big mining litigation in Butte. Mr. Word gave it as his judgment, gleaned from an inspection of the property, that the vein ran east and west through the 'Tiger out of the end lines and dipped under the Hanks. When he attempted to follow the vein beyond the end lines, the court sustained an objection and that line of testimony was dropped. E. B. Howell of Butte is conducting the examination of the witnesses for the plaintiff, while W. A. Clark, Jr., and W. M. Bickford, also of Butte, are doing the cross-examining. The case promises to liist several days. HOW MUNROE GOT HIS DECISION OVER JEFFRIES It is said Jim Jeffries was asked re cently by one of the eastern papers to ex plain that Munroe decision which placed the Butte man into such prominence last year. "I have given several versions of that affair, but the secret of the whole business is this: Munroe rung in a new system of training on me, and it was only re cently I learned what it was. He did not drink water, but used Centennial Bohe. mian Export Beer, made in Butte, and that accounts for his staying qualities." .So far the statement has not been con firmed, but it might have been the case. Natural Cbnsequenfe of Thought. "! suppose you heard that Gayboy was taken suddenly ill this morning and died this afternoon," said the first subordinate. "No," replied the other. "WellI Well I Ushered into eternity, dh ? By the way, that reminds me, have you got the furnace fire goittg at your houss yet?" A CASTORIA F-or Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought similatI.n IteFoodandlle ufa eutes~chsaa.towz e Bears the - -- ~Signature OpiumiMorphi1e nor Mintral. of NOT NARC OTIC. SIn AploS de RUcnedy ror comstia- 088 So r SotoMachDiarnlioea WormsConvulsions.Feverish- For Over n.ss.and Loso . O Sm For FacS le Sitgnature of NEW ~YORK. Thirty Years EACT COPY O WRAPPER. ASTORI lrA i Uu Maw - on. M. M. POTTER HAS RESIGNED Will Go to California-Successor Not Yet Oec ded On. Mrlsille l I . P'ttr.r. i li, 3l cr Sn Se.ptrii r of l ;it s. year lihas lr..i.i gl ln ral agS l iii It Mo1ntana for the I hi.iragi,. 16rk I..Iland & l'act'ih t rlnad. , with he( ad1t.:1t1t s. t hi'r. has i, stir sed, hlii. rcOic' iglil I', tSake e-liI t llltltar) i. M r. a tlltir ls at J l.. ile l ill I alilin.ia aud it is tl taihll Ial lit' h ill till a railroad pisiltii ihth i . It. G. lrown iof Miinnsi tali'. Shl' a;'i, ant g34 .ral ireight aigenti of the l rk 1.1 ul. wihli is i i twll w . anliii llTi-edL Mr. I',l ltr'i retsi.;naiuin i tlay. Ith said th;I .ill . I'uller', slll'ctessrr had nIit 'he.r de ihed ilpo, butll wolid be liali eII, y $s in by the geil- al offlice Iat (' aiIgls. Mr. Pl ' rittr is oi l( f hl Ist kniwi's. fisighl and jpassenger siicitnis in M1ii Ilnia i nil has i ust of i uiid.s rvi'ri where. PIri,, to L.enterg lit ervirS of the Riock .slanid lihe wita, travrlinig friglt and Piastrenr agent fii, tlhl Milwi kils road. lit is a natile sMnt.iiiasin and lih.s liv'd ai.t of his life- in leleia. Iii. latier. l, 5n Piitter, I. l ilie Iof t ie iill known ani r.l.pitId old liiimers of MStot Ilnit. 'lihl tisier Mi . Ioltitr is heilr :ist prs nt, but fir siu is Iii h uis in LoI Allr.i t l l tie ii i i ll l ill ,!-Ia JOSEPH P. BISHOP FINED $10 Jo.s.l ph I'. I lS ,, ill,, 'w ,, ;it, a ll ' I in I lriIiitsi l y Ol I.'ln t lliin iiir l Ii a wit i ailt naIisei l Mil urs1 IllI. i i nsitg his l l with l -st lS d Lit.ly, iind whois pS h i. I nit l:uilly I hli' Sliii l' .il w i., lil',e io l l i t thle liwi', :lpi.ais id in Il, 'utrt ti his niionriii , p,, ': Ih I g rll y ill wit tin al $1su. Jiihs.p i,. *;iill, ta d 1. 1 . -I (ll l ed aidl it is siudile'r. l id that hi' 'sll i a % if and c liildl0 hlivi ,u in Ms sr al. Itsl is t1 ril ,eil ill U sii it ~ , in 1 i ti . wity a mi i1 is wiil that hi lai ',rs I for hli hu'ily. REV. MR. L. L. HURSEY IS HERE New Pastor for the M. E. Church South, in South Butte. tev. Mr. I., I.. Ilurt ..', the isnew patit r of the new i M'lhodlil chiirch Siiiuth.. iin South Ilulise, rrivc I i tlie cily today ithous Northli iarolina iind Is n guest iin tlhe If-ni of (ev. Mr. 11l rgiii in Suit Ith lauhlih streit. Ihe will at iwsic asasisine chlarg"e of i -th circih, whic'h ial includes the WVlitii.all chiarge. CAPT. ROBERT CATLIN DEAD Retired Army Officer Was Brevetted for Meritorious Service. gY ASt) l IAl.u si La,-a,. WashingtolU, D)ec. a. Capltain Robert Catlin. U'. S. A., retired, died yesterday at the lome of Ihtislop Ienry V. mattrrlet, wherr he h had len a guest at dininer oni Christmas day, and suffered a double at tack of paralysis that evening. Captain Catlin war. appointed to the military acad-emy from the territory of Waah.ington in Isl85 and was graduated as a second lieutentiant of the Fifth artillery in 863,. lie distiiguished himself during the operations on the \Velden railroad ini Virginia at the heighih of the civil war, not long after he entered the service. For "gallant and meritorious services" in those operations ihe was brevetted first lieuteinant and captain. A wound in the leg, received during the hattle, disabled htlims and caused him to retire in 1866, In f866 lie re-entered the service as Captain in the Forty-third infantry, but the old wound required the amputation of the leg and he retired again in 1870. BRAIN GATHERS IN SESSION New Orleans, Dec. a.--Leaders in economic thought are here attending the annmual meeting of the American Hlls torical and American Economic associa tions. The American Economic associa tion was called to order by President Edwin L, Seligman. Papers on the sugar industry were read by John Dyanond, Jr. and Dr. W. C. Stuaisi, in charge of tle Louisiana Lx perimerit association. Other papers were read rby Prof. S. W. Knapp, rice expert of the United Sitates agricultural depart ment; President Houston of the Texas Agricultural college, and G. W. liolraes of the United States department of agri culture. Town Almost Totally Destroyed. iT ASSOCIATED PEaus, Wheaton, Minn., Dec. ag9.-A large part of this town was destroyed by fire today. Loss, $1o00,000, MASSACRE OF THE JEWS DISCUSSED PRI SIDINT ROOSEVELT INTLRLST LD IN KISCHINEFF TROIIJLI S AND SO IS LOOMIS. SOME ACTION MAY BE TAKEN Recent Diaspatch From the Scene of the Outrageu Says There Has Been No Fresh Outbreak. iY AMSttAt le i, t I'L . Wasshilngton, I)Dc. r,. .t the instance of J'rchid.ent tI(riioevell, who is ilnteresrlted conternlplaI(ed nl;lsrat'. ~t J.wh in Kisch icll, the 'i:,i t dtilp.irintI g i llimakll it elt, IIi iltIl y thru\l itt II. diplul tin ti( anlld i il l.I til.rs wtllh the vltiew of awi Artill ing tll, xi t I.t ittull it n l ll .l l lltcl t Irng w se "1 hii fillit l Sla .I o i ,ill ar :1i nit t i at Slh a,a ;lra:N ly ]has I, h , hl'r- fr,11 n , anlld h r <,l.,l i tIh , s ita di,- rt nt' l t.h lay l that thtere haI be n ..= n Ilirb outuhr.:ik at Kisrl. inll, l ,. : w hIrl l 'l. i .umo WeVIt saitartlinh thie l 'Nai lhilh, iiti I AV lp.ms II. Sol,,ti , s ofl New I-tlltu, 'l i" i-t shi, r ltltlrul ,t| lo ," li aru ll ire -t1n , l . wh iil., h i lt a col nt("vi tnr., with Act ing St ,ttary I.,,m is to arly, ,turing which the s-t.Irl oif ith w lar n ltot sia wath dir Not as Bad as Was Said. Mr. Lo..ais show.i,, th,'m the Ohws ,li sp;trh, which gave thiinl w)ilton aelllg t rli. f.ii lity did not p.a " o t a hutitioll atul fwlI nst do si ltte li"e h latter it-tor Ilatio n pro v stl the hitr atit ll t hi t , s .l ' li OthI aIs r.eported. Mr. WIIl siaid that iI hor a l, toim pellhd tt call at tie departmenii t te account work for tilti which e accl tly was held in :nplnd, ovNtr which Arried IAt.chil pre Iidhwrvhrd, whihto sy t ai, gave the trtter ai character Kitf ohrim.taistr st which otheutyrwise might not have been acepted. had an Wollr endcavred t to hae e ar audilner with R;irun Stor'lurg, the (Jer Iman a"mbassador, today, bhl without avail. The aMr. Wolfor was, not at honiti to Wolf whhen t hi tter the inle i at the on of hasy, nod had Baron von iussche Ilad denhausru, the first secretary and cunswt Irr, aee him. Mr. Wolf informed Baron use lhry thait h me primarily in the in terest if a clic't who h:)l dIIn some legal work for th-arge mbaissy and was now id. trouble. Nothing Arrived At. Mr. Wolf improved the op (ortunity, however, to ay that he i was interested in thei Kischincff agitation in this county and had an opportunity to see the president today. Mr, Wolf made no propositiona to Baron 13ussche touching the implication of the ebaissy in the troubler t t of th Jews NOT'ICE TO CII)I'I'TO(S. Estate of George W. lrainard, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned adminitstrator of the estate of George W. Jtrainard, deceaed, to the creditors of and all per, ,ns havinK claims against the said de . celaed, to exhibit them, with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first pubhcatiin of this notice, to the said admrinis trator, at ,oomf 34 aT it 3, lirbour building, Butte city, Silver flow coutttly, Montana, the same being the place for the transaction of the businehs of said estate, in the county of Silver Bow, state of Muntana. J. P. COLLINS, Administrator of the Estate of George W. crain ard, Deceased, Dated I utte, Montana, this sgth day of December, 903. NUTICE TO CREDITORS, Estate of David T. Shaffer, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, administrator of the estate of David T. Shaffer, deceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publicaftoit of this notice, to the said administrator, at Rooss y4 and as, Hirbour building, Butte city, Silver flow county, Montana, the same being the place for the transaction of the business of said estate, in the county of Silver Bow, state of Montana. A. J, WHITE, Admiistrator of the Estate of Davlid T. Shd.: Dated Butte, Montana, this agth day at December, 590o.