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In the future we are going to de. vote our attention exclusively to CLOCKS, WATCHES, DIAMONDS, SOLID SILVER, RICH JEWELRY, PLATED SILVERWARE, CUT CRYSTAL GLASSW'E FINE CUTLERY, PIANO LAMPS, UMBRELLAS, BRONZES, BISQUIE Do Not Miss this Sale. -TIHE- J. Steinfetz Jewelry -CO. LEADING JEWELERS, Helena, Mont. N. B.-Finest Watch repair ing in the northwest. Jewelry made to order and repaired. Diamond setting and engraving, original and artistic. A mail order department. Write for a ring gauge to order just the fit with. tIt IWit lii iH L lH -r. Watterson Makes a Public State. ment Regarding the Now Famous Epistle, SGives the Reasons that Indueood Him to Address Gov. ise Letter Was Oesalne and the Author iegrete that It Wee Inefeetlve Welt Mesat. Loa Lsnr, Ky., Feb. 12,--0 returning to the city thl afternoon, Mr. Henri Wat serlon, in response to s reglest of the As solCated pres, and in answer to handjerds if telegrams which have ometo Lonlviolle, made asttement for pnbllestion, regard lg the letter written to Gov. Hill, and tien in thees dispatohes two days ago. "r. Watteros say, he did write the' letter -o ov. Hill nd was impelled to do so by motives the slaerest and most disinter s:ted. He says there appeared In many paper last Sunday a sensational account i how a eauens of United States Menators had resolved upon retir ing Gov, Hill from the presidential rena, how Watterson had been seleted as the Instrument, and how he had dispatohed a letter potent enough to alter Hill's plans. This was so absurd and did sech anjustice toboth Hill and himself that he thought there could be no objection on the part of anybody to the publication of the truth, which flatly ontradicted it. "I confem I msurprised," adds Mr. Watterson, "that Gov, Hill should make each haste to dis vow and dlsown snch a course, which, hoever prompted, gratified every demo cratn the United Slter outslde of the state of New York, removing him from the field of mere poltical elf-seekers and placing him in the front rank of states men having the good of their country and party at heart. l m eusilly distressed by the repreemtoation that Gor, Hill should re gard my plain but friendly words as imper tinentand Insulting. I cannot help think Ing the same words might be with propriety addressed to him or any democratic aspir ant by the humlblest demoorat in line, and I still hope that, annoyed by a publication hioh annoyed me as well, he has proceeded upon a mlsapprehension of the facts in the Nse. Neither in the writing nor printing of tmy letter was there say purpose to take advantage of him, and, least of all, to do him injustice. I am no man's man.tnd et ist in no man's interest. 'lo use his own appy ezprlesion, 'I am a democrat who has passed a lifetime in the ssrvice of prin ciples and pollics from which I never ought the slightest personal recognition or regard.' I am only humiliated by the re flection that this service was not suflicient n the estimation of Gov. Hill to protect me against his displeasure, and that in the con struction which he pA*s upon a genuine, an4 not forged, letter he vists me with what Ileset regard as an..Dteatt eusp-t ion ." The t(Ivernor Will Walt. Nzw Yoas, Feb. 12.-At a late hour to night an Associated Press reporter called at Hotel Normandy to interview Gov. Hill on the Watterson letter. A reiteration of the statement that the governor had not re ceived the letter was all that eould be learned. He would be pleased to see the re. porter in the morning. A morning paper has what purports to be an interview with the governor, in which he says 'Pertain it is that I never received the letter, if it was written. If I huad I should have replied to it, notwithstanding its impudent tone. I shall await fuller information as to its an thenticity before giving it farther notiee." Attributed to Cleveland. Naw Yonaa, Feb. 12.-Ex-President Cleve land. in an interview with a Heralh reporter, refused to say anything in regard to the letter purporting to have been written by Watterson to Hill. In regard to the meet ing between Hill and himself, recently, Cleveland said: "Gov. Hill and I are on the best of terms, and always have been. We had no prirate conversation on the evening of the dinner. I did remark, however, that, notwithstanding the recent democratic cyclone in the country, the democratic party would have a good deal to do to beat the republican party." INTENDED TO, ANYHOW. Harrison Thought the Matter Over Before the Asseelation usggested It. bosroa, Feb. 12.-The Cambridge Civil Servsee Reform association received from the president a reply to their address of Jan. 81, in which the president says: "Your reference to the recent outbreak among the .ionu a as ording a convincing evidence of the necessity of a change in the manner of appointing ofmilals of the In dian bureau, leads me to say that I have not found, in full examination of all the facts, evidence of any deterioration in the Indian .servie. On the other hand, the board of Indian commissioners, through Chairman Gates, have, as a result of close observAtion, declared to me, under date of Jan. 10, last, that, upon the whole, the In. dian service is now in better condition than ever before." The object of their communication was to urge tue extension of civil servica rules to the Indian service, but they were careful to recognize that argument was not to be found in any special or recent incident, but in the broader fact that the work among Indians is educational and philanthropic, and should, therefore, be separared from party politics. "I may add that before any special appeal had been made to me the subject of including Indian agency clerks wnd employes in the classified servi-e had been under consideration." THEIR CUP OF MISERY. Emptied to the Dres by YEinlgr.nts Laaded Ih BraslL Lonow. Feb. 12.--M. )ygasinski, corre spondent of the Warmaw Courier, just re turned from Brazil, declareathat the Brazil ian government threw obstacles in his way when he tried to elicit the truth concerning the emigration question. He says the Bra. ialka government decided some time ago to import 10,000,030 immigrants and the North German Lloyd Steamship coml.ny have already landed 110,000 emigrants, receiving 100 marks each for them. The emigrante were not allowed to form colonies, but were scattered in forests in the interior and left to their fate to die of hunger, fever or snake bite, or to be devoured by wild beasts. A few retraced their steps to Rio Janerio, beggin eaustenanes of the planters, who exaeted from them exorbitant prices in re turn for a smaty meal. At Rio Grand. the correspondens found 700 emigrante in a dying state, huddled in a weoden ehapel, while thoussnds wer camp. lag in the strstes of the itles through wbiobe passed, or un the foresat, H. bee medte op oath to the tenIh of hi slate m a bere Wreie Judge. Still' bhe egrastion officers are doing a rusling buee FIGHTING VALIANTLY. Oe SIherman Alive, Thogh the lied MuIlst Come Defere Lonr. New Yo'R, Feb. 18.-The condition of Gen. Sberman during the latter pert of the afternoon was encouraging up to as late as A.e o'clock. At that hour a change for the worse took place. The goneral lay in a coms toe state and it was exeedingly difleult to rouee him. He eopld open but one eye and appeared to be suffering greatly, but the doetors thought ibs was not troubled with pain. The patient continued in this dondi tion daring the early peart of the evening. During the evening a great number of per sones caled to asecrtain the dying general's eonditlon. A great many telegrams were seet away this ptening, What the nature of them was could not be learned, On the eldewalk, opposite the house, quite a large crowd of people stood watching the win dows of the ehasbber where the siok man lay fighting the battle for life. At 11:21 p. m. Thackaray, Gen. Bherman's son-ln-law, left the house. He aid the general was in a semi-conscious state. At one a. m. It was stated that Gen. Hher man appeared to be asleep. His breathing indicated that his lungs were filled with mueas, Dr. Alexander thought erysipelas was leaving the patient, but the general was not improved. At Bu33 this morning Mr. Barrett came to the door of the Sherman residence and said the general was sleeping quietly. No nour ishment has been giyen him for several hours, but he did not seem any worse. ASSUME A VIRTUE. Whisky Trust Oitcers Hotly Disclaim Uibson, it We Intended Wrong. Cnrmoo, Feb. 12.-A morning paper has the following telegram from Washington: "President Greenhut, of the whisky trust, is inclined to be skeptical about the reports of the arrest of Gibson, the eecretery, for conspiracy, and telegraphed to Chicago for facts. He knows of nothing that Gibson ever did which would not bear the light of day, and he thought the fuss has probably been made over some trivial matter. He is certain it was nothing which co ld in any way involve the trust, whatever Gibson's individual actions might have been." Dr. Bush, who is also connected with the trust, thought it likely that the whole busi ness was a repetition of the dynamite scare in tlhnfeldt's distillery some two or three years ago, and perhaps it was the work of somebody's imagination. Possibly Gibson had been doing some loose talking without meaning anything by it, but if he had been trying to bribe anybody to commit an un lawful act, Dr. Rush said the officers want ed to know it, as they did not encourage that kind of work. A DECOY LETTEIt. Used to Inveikle ,Gibson to Chicago--Au S thorlks Have'Yroof. CulcAo, Feb. 12.-It, developed to-day that it was about Jan. 10 when Gibson de livered the explosive to Dewar and Gibson and he daily had been expecting news of the cKrrying out of the plot. Since the 10th Gibson had written several letters to Dewar and sent him several telegrams. All of these are in the possession of the authori ties. Of these Solicitor Hart says: "He frequently admonishes Dowar he is not us ing the dispateh he ought to in the matter. Last Monday the department dictated a decoy letter to Gibson, having Dewar write it. The letter was to the effect that he (Dewar) bad made several attempts to carry out the plot, but had failed on accoont of the liquid. He said he thought it had lost its virtue. He Instructed Gitson to come to Chicago Wednesday and bring a new bottle of the stuff. He also told him to bring evidence that he intended topay him for the job. Gibson answered by telegram that he woeld come to Chicago Wednesday morning. He did so and was arrested." The contents of his grip were a shirt, a few collars, a bottle of liquid and 100 shares of whisky trust stock aselgned to Dewar. It was a part of the deal to pay Dewar with stock, and he evidently brought the bonds to show Dewar and spar him on to the deed. Iajared Ianocenee. PromsRA Feb. 12.-Geo. J. Gibson, seere tary of the whisky trust, arrived here last night, from Chicago, and has been at the trust headquarters all day. He denies that he is guilty of the eharge brought against him and says that while not ready yet to make a public statement, when he ferrets out the whole thing the affair will have a ditlerent aspect. Friends of a Marplot. Sorrr, Feb. 12.-It has been ascertained that the conspirators recently arrested here on suspicion of being engaged in a conspir acy to overthrow Prince Ferdinand, of Bal garis, and his cabinet, are friends of Major Panitza, who was shot some time ago tor taking part in a plot to depose the prince. RIOTING AT NEIWARK. Striklng Operatives Iat Clark's Thread Mill -Every Window Smashed. NewAax, N. J., Feb. 12.-There was riot ing and bloodshed at Cisrk's thread mills this evening. When the non-union spin unes quit wolk they were carried over the river and when they landed on the Kearney side they were met by a throng of two thou sand men, women and children. A boy threw a rock and the special police at tempted to rush into the crowd. Chief Tornbull, of the Kearney police, ordered the specials baek, and they retired. Im mediately after, a woman threw another stone and the specials then rushed anon the crowd. flourishing revolvers and shooting in the air. The crowd swayed back, but flung a shower of stones which crashed through the mill windows. Yelling and window breaking was keit up until the tumult att' acted hundreds of people from Newark. For half a mile along the river front there stretched a mas of humanttr. Men inside the mill played a line of hose out and wet the crowd. This made the rioters more angry and the window smash. lug went on. Several girls were crushed and one badly clubbed. Willie Rtiehmond. aged nine, was shot through the foot by n special ofleer. With darkness the o owd . There is scarcely one whole window in the mill. It is thought there will hbe a worse riot to-morrow, and the probabilities are that the militia will be called out. An Avenger milled. Asoasa, Texas, Feb. 1 .-.ix weeks ago 1. A. Hale, contractor at a quarry here, killed a Mexican in self defense. Yester day the dead Mexiean's brother passed through here on a bunt for Hale. He found him to-day usnear the Oanyon switch and at. tacked him with a hailf. Hale shot him dead. A crowd of twenty men left hers o ntiht for the emons of the shooting Hale's whermsboste are at present uakown. FUmSTHE IS VINDICATED. reifitated In His Command and Warmly Defended by Secre tary Proctor. j-i, Schofield, the Secretary and the President Concur In the Action. umport of .en, Miles on the Condaet of CoL. Porsythe at Wounded K anee Creek. WAs*rtarox, Feb. 12,-The seeretary of war today made public the report of the inveetiýatiop of the battle at Wounded Knee, particularly with reference to Col, Foreythe's conducet on that occasion. The record of the court of inquiry, is endorsed by Major Oeneral Miles, under date of Chi cago, Jan. 1. lie says in part: "Col. For sythe had received repeated warnings as to the desperate and deceitful character of Big Foot's band of Indians, and repeated orders as to the exercise of constant vig flazice to guard against surprise or disaster under all eircumstances, These warnings and orders were unheeded and disregarded by C1., Forsythe. He had been warned that tits particular band contained many of the most desperate and deceitful characters in the Sioux nation and that the religious excitement had made them peculiarly dan gerous, Under these circumstances the ap parent indifference and insecurity of the officer In command of the troops at Wound ed Kngo is incomprehensible and inexcus able. Not asiuglecompanywas so disposed as to deliver its fire uponthe warriors with out endageriug the lives of some of their own comrades, It is difficult to conceive how a worse disposition of troops could be made. The testimony goes to show that most of the troops were forced to withhold theiplite, leaving the b'ant of the affair to fall upon two companies, until such war riors as had not been killed broke through or overpowered the small force directly about them, and reach ed the camp occupied by the women and children. The battery of four Hotebkius guns had, until then, been as usless, the frict!on of the primers bnving been removed from the gnes by order of the captain commanding the battery, lest the gunners mi.ht, in their excitement, di echarge the pieces and destroy their own comrades. Tbese guns wer9 now opened noon the Indian camp, even at that time placing in peril troops C and D, Seventh avalry, which were obliged to retreat for some distance, owing to the fire from these guns and from the small arms of other rnvtinna of the anomand. "The fact tnat a large number of the 126 warriors were without firearms when the ontbreak oednrygd, is shown by evidence thntt ,.' 3r :eTt go-s had been taken from the tepees, and iprs nal search of twenty or more warriors resulted in find ing them unarmed. This fact, taken in connection with the extremely injudicious disposition of troops. and the large number of casualties among them, constrains belief that some casualties were suffered at the hands of our own men. The fatal disposition of troops was such as at the outset to counteract in great measure immense disparity of strength, and would have been inexcusable in the face of an armed and desperate foe, even had no especial warnings and orders been received from higher nuthority. I can only par tially account for the singular apathy and neglect of Col. Forsythe upon the theory of his indifference to and contempt for re peated and urgent warnings and orders re ceived by him, from the division comman der, or by his incompetence and entire in experience in the responsibility of exereis ing command where judgment and discre tion are required. "1 also forward herewith the report of Capt. Baldwin, Fifth infantry, concerning the finding of bodies of women and child' ren three miles from the scene of the en gagement on Wounded Knee creek. This report indicates the nature of some of the results of the unfortunate affair, results which are viewed with the strongest ditap proval by the undersigned. (Signed) "Nir.ow A. MuILa, "Maj.-Gen. Commanding." Gen. Schofield submitted the ease to the secretary of war, with the endorsement that the interests of the service do not demand longer continuation of Col. Forsythe's sas pension. In his judgment the conduct of the regiment was well worthy of the com mendation bestowed upon it by him in the first telegram after the engagement. lt returning the papers to the major general commanding the secretary reviews the testi mony as to the surrender and comments on the desperate and sullen character of their bands. He says it was manifestly imuperatively necessary to prevent the escare of these desperadots during the process of disarming. The troops appeared to hbve been well disposed to prevent an outbreak which was not, and could hardly have been, anticipated in dealing with the Indians. 'the secrerary says: "Nothing illustrates the madness of an outbreak more foreiby than the fact that their first fire was so directed that every shot that did not hit soldiers must have gone through their own village. There is little doubt that the first killing ol women and children was by this first fire of the Indians themselves. They then mads a runsh to break through and around the flanks of troop K, commanded by gallant Capt. Wallace, and reached the tepees, where mat y of them had left their armi with squaws, and continued the firing froni among their own women ani children, and when they started from their camp their women and children were mingled with them. The women and children were never away front the immediate company of the men after the latter broke from the circle. Many of them, men and womt n, got oh their ponies, and it is impossible to distinguish a book from a squaw at a little distance, when mounted. The men fired from among the women and children in their retreat. Cautions were repeatedly given by both officers and non-commis sioned not to shoot squaws or children. and men were cautioned individually that such and such Indians were squaws. Fir ing by troops was entirely directed on men in the circle and in the di rection opposite from the tepeee until the Inoans, after their break, mingled with their women and children, thus expos ing them to the fire of the troops, and a a consequence some were unavoidably killed and wounded, a fact universally regretted by the offleers and men of the Seventh cavalry. "No doubithe positionof the troops made it necessary for some of them to withhold fire for a time in order not to endanger the lives of oomrades, bur both Major Kent and (Capt. ilaldwla concur in finding that the ev.detes falls to establish that a sinqie man of Col. Forsythe's comsmand was killed or wounded by his fellows. This fact, and, indeed, the conduct of both offlers and men throughout the whole affair, demonstrates an exceedingly satisfaetory state of diai pliue in the Benth avalry. 'their be. rasvior was charcteriaed by skill, coolness diseretios and foebearance, and reflects the highlt possible credit upon the regi ment wa i seastained the lss ot onle ota eer end twenty-d, ae.ra ,,aklled, and three olcere and thblrty-two ellsted men wounded. "The eitnation at Wounded llee creek was a very unumspl and very dilonlt one, far more dilSloult tham involved in ordinary battle, where the only qouetion is of gaining victory, without effort to save the lives of the enemy. It is easy to make plans when we look backward, but In the light of actu al conditions as they appeared to the com manmjat ofmcer, there does not seem to be anything in the arrangement of troopS requiring edverse critiolem on the part of the department. I therefore approve of the endorsement of the major general commanding that the interests of the military service do not demand any farther proceedings In this case. By di rection of the president Col. Forsythe will resume command of his regiment. (Signed.) "1YDBrraLD iYoc'ros, "Secretary of War." Would Do It Again. CIrcAoo, Feb. 12.-Gen. Miles, when asked to-day whether he had anything to say in regard to Col. Forsythe'sa reinstatement, said: "I know nothing about the action taken at Washington. I do not care to make any statement in regard to it now nor do I oare to review the case. What I did I would do again under the same cir cumstances." CLEVELAND'S LETTEK. Comment of Deemoeratlo Congressmen Upon Its Probable Eaect. WasnrNrvrow, Feb. 12.-Ex-President Cleveland's letter against the free coinage of silver was the subject of general talk here to-day. A number of democratic members were interviewed on the subject. Messre. Goodnight, of Kentucky; Edmunds, of Virginia; McClammy, of North Caroli na; Tithian, of Illinois; Owens, of Ohio; Forman, of Illinois; Stewart, of Tex;s, Stone, of Kentucky. and some others ex pressed, in different ways, the belief that the letter would seriously injure Cleve land's chanees of renomination. Bynum, of Indiana, says: "It is a long time before the next democratio convention." Sayres, of Texas: "If the democratic party stands by its platform, it will result in irreconcilable differ eneos between it and Cleveland." Wheeler. of Alabama; "It would have been better if Cleveland had written a letter de clining the nomination." Wiley, of New York: "the letter will help Cleveland in New York. I think the sentiment of the country is changing to his position." Breckenridge, of Kentuck: "I believe Cleve land will be the next president of the United States." Kerr, of Pennsylvania: "Chairmen of democratic state committees, west, south and southwest cannot support Cleveland after that letter. It will, how ever, help him in Pennsylvania." Bland: "Every one must see that Cleveland has made a mistake. His letter makes his can didacy ridiculous. He will have no follow ing west of the Alleghenies." T'he Navajo Reservation. WasmNIoNoN, Feb. 12.-Acting Secretary Chandler, of the interior department, to day sent to the house a letter from the com missioner of Indian affairs recommending that an item be inserted in the Indian ap proppiation bill enabling the qecreisry to negotiate with the.Nai ajoIndians p tNew Mexico and Arizona for such changes in thei: reservation boundaries as may be deemed desirable. The commissioner calls atten tion to the fact that for more than two years rumors have been rife of the exist ence of rich gold and silver deposits in the Carizo mountains, within the Navajo reser vation, and that the Indians have been watching with keen apprehension the visits made by whites to the place for the purpose of prospecting; also to statements in a lo cal newspaper to the effect that a deter mined purpose exists to gain possession of the mines whether the Indian title is extin guished or not. To Visit the West andl Soath. Wasnriworo, Feb. 12.-The president and most of the cabinet will visit the Pacific coast soon after the adjournment of con gress and have arranged the trip so as to include a tour of the southern states. It i probable the party will start from Washing ton eirly m ApriL Capital Note.. The president has granted amneaty in the case of John Farrell, convicted in Utah of bigamy. Before the coinage committee to-day Frederick Farley, president of the national board of trade, and Joel Cook, financial editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, made long arguments against free coinage. The bhonuse committee on foreign affairs agreed. though not unanimonsly, to report to the house. with some modifications, the bill to incorporate the Pacific Cable com pany. The principal change made in the bill was to reduce irom $200,000 to $150,000 the sum to be paid to the company annually for fifteen years by the United States gov ernment after the cable is completed and open for business. T'he sub-judiciary committee has found Judge Alet. Boorman, of the western dis trict of Lonisiana, guilty of one of the ciharges preferred against him by Congress man Boatner. relating to his personal usen of moneys paid into the registry office of his court. The judiciary committee haa authorized a report to the house with rec ommendation that Boorman be impeached. -'.I'PID SEALS IT. A Montana Stockman to Marry the Wo man He Made a Widow. Pl'rsu.uo, Pa., Feb. 12.-Mrs. George Harkness has gone from the home of her sister. Mrs. Sarah Barton, of Bennett Sta tion, this county, to her own home in Jer sey City, where she will next week be mar ried to Jlames Henderson, who killed her tfrst husband at Garfield, Warren county, in August, 1881. Harknesas' body was found with the neck lhrokn, and a cor oner's verdict said it wat accidental death. I Sleveral weeks later his widow received an anonymous letter ontaioin $o100. The letter stated that the writer had been in directly responsible for the death of her husband, and that she should not want as long as lie lived. Every mouth she received from $.') to $100 and an anonymous letter, maileu first f,om Garfield. then from Brad ford, l'ittaburg. Chicago. Montana and Jersey City respectively. bis months ago the writer requested an interview. It was accorded. He proved to be a tall, handuome, full-bearded mlan of dW or 40. He told how Harknes was in a g.amling room in the second foor of the building where he was killed, and had been knooked out of a window during the fight between the speaker and a stranger. He said his name was James Henderson, and that he had tried to atone for the seat dental killing of Hlarknese. Cupid has sealed the atonement with his spp oval. Western Meas Ball Asaeelateon. CIIucaoo, Feb. 11.-The Western Bass Ball asoeolation met here this morning to arrange plans for the coming season. The following clubs are represented: Kansas (ity. Omaha, Linooln, Denver, Milwaukee, it. Paul, Minneapolis, tloun City, Wash ington, St. Louis and Chicago. It is peaso timcally settled that them will he an asoeia tioa club in this city neut season. BOTH MEN COULD SHOOT But the Dealer Evidently Had Beter. ;w Aim, Although He Was Wounded First. Lively Shooting Bee in a Gambling House at Butte Thursday Morning, Wm. Sheerin and Tony Levae, the Partlel pasts, Both Wounded--tayer, Look. out, Also Injured. Burrs. Ieb, 12.-Ihpecial,]--The Boardof Trade saloon in this city was the scene of one of the bloodiest shooting affrays in the history of the camp this morning. The quarrel arose between William Sheerin, a well-known saloon man and gambler, and Tony nevan, night dealer at one of the Board of Trade tables. Both of these men were badly if not fatally shot and 0. J. Bayer, the lookout, was shot through the back in trying to escape from the room. The testimony of all present was to the effect that 8heerin was the aggressor. He had been playing bank heavily all night and had lost about $800. This he wanted to have returned to him, but the dealer very naturally refused. He then asked for a loan of $200, which was also refused, as none of the proprietors were present. Sheerin then grew angry and dseiared that he had been robbed and that he would have his money back or some one would snfer. He kept these threats up until Levan left his table and armed himself for the trouble that be felt was sure to come. Sheerin continued fll ing up on on bad whisky until he was wound up to the proper pitch, then step ping back from the bar into the middle of the room he deliberately leveled his revol ver and fired at Levan. That gentleman saw the motion and sprang-to nal feet and around the corner of the table, ctatching the ball in the miasoles of his beck. The shot forced him to his knees but did not break his nerve as he at once drew his pis tol and commenced to return the fire. Then the two men maintained these positions and continued firing at each other ubtil both pistols were emptied. Sheerin then sought refuge behind the bar, while Levan coolly walked out noon the street and gave himself up. With the first shot there had been a wild rush for the door, and it was in that rush Bayer received a stray ball in the shoulder. When the crowd returned Sheerin was found lying behind the bar with one ball through the pelvic region and one tfrp gh each thigh. His wounds were regarded as being the most serious of all. He was taken to the hospital and at last report was oling well,'though hisphysicia refused to p.e diet- the result of his lisajetl W.i.ay'i, --.ý.. wound received by Levan was acroes the back, and so far as could be determined the ball had ton hed no vital part. It is a.s peculiarly placed, however, that the surgaee could not determine what its result wtuld probably be until after some time had passed. Both are dangerously wounded and may yet lose their lives. The wound received by Baser was thought to be slight. Both principals have been placed under arrest, but as there will be little chance for their escaping for some time to come, no effort was made to get bail from them. Both men showed great nerve in receiving each other's fire, neither flinching at the punishment received. bheerin, although almost shot in twain. maintained his fire until his last shot was gone. Levan, al though brought to his anees by the first fire, was so cool that even in the smoke he made three center shots and then walked out of the saloon as quietly as if nothing had happened. CASCADE OFFICERIB. Comfortably Ensconced In New Quarters In the Realty Block. GBEAT FALLS, Feb. 12.-[Special.]-Ali the county oeffcers have moved and are now ready for business in their new quarters. It will take Recorder Crosby some little time to straighten out his afstairs onaoount of the accumulation of matter, but with his effimoient force of clerks the delay will be sliRht. His office has been fitted up with the latest devices for convenience and dis patch and when put into shape will be a model of neatness. The large vault for keeping the county records is fitted up with roller shelves and compressive and ex pansive files. The clerk and recorder oo cupies room fifteen. County Trees urer McClelland oculies room sixteen. Next to the county treasurer's office lathe assessor's room, fourteen. The olerk of the court, W. 1M. Cockrill, occupies rooms ten and twolve. The county commission ers will hold their sessions In room thir teen. which is nicely fitted up with a con venient table, carpet, etc. The county at torney is to be found in room five, and the district court will be held in room three. All of the rooms are carpeted with linoleus or Brussels carpet and contain the modern improvements. The rooms of the clerk of the court are to have the roller shelves and the compressive and expansive files. These appliances are now ready to be placed in position. Keeping His Own Counsel. CINCImNATI. Feb. 12.-Senator-Elect Brice, who arrived here last night denied to all sllers the newspaper statement that he was going south to join Jay Gould and Gen. Thomas on their inspection trip of Rich mond Terminal and other southern rail ways recently acquired by Gould. He had tothing to say of the stories that he was bshout to gather in the Monon or had al ready done so. Railroads Retallate. LncoLN., Neb., Feb. 12.-Representatives of the Burlington. Union Pacific and Fre mont, Elkhorn and Missoari Valley roade sailed on the Nebraska relief commission this afternoon and announced that their roads would no longer carry supplies free to the drought sufferers, nor would they make a reduction in freight basres. 2 hei ooutse is taken, they said, because of the threatened legislation against railroads now pending. A PVa as Dead. MUsox Crrr, Is., Feb. IL.-Gay Jewel, a son of Representative Jewett, of Wanth county, who for a numbser of years be been a msssus wonder, is dead. 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