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G t CleaingSale
Our Fine Collection
A beautiful Salad Set, 13 pieces,
2z plates and bowl, the finest
class of goods.
Regular price, $50, now $36
A magnificent Chocolate Set,
same class as above, one pot
and half dozen each, cups and
Regular, $50; now, $35
A very beautiful Game Set, co
balt border and every decora
tion different, wild duck on
Regular, $65; now, $45
Four other Game Sets, $48, $40,
$3o and $25; now, $27,$25,
$zo and $z8, respectively.
Several handsome Fish Sets, $75,
$58, $5o, $40 and $35; now
$55, $35, $32, $27 and $25,
Several complete Dinner and
Tea Sets.
Numerous Ice Cream Sets, Fan.
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Helena, Mont.
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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."
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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
"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
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.
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.
But the Dealer Evidently Had Beter. ;w
Aim, Although He Was
Wounded First.
Lively Shooting Bee in a Gambling
House at Butte Thursday
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.
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
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
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. He klb
Syears of age sad weighed pm .

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