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iýkn 3i xnrt O X Xb- .. ' ELN, ,A Ai, 8 NR VOL- XXXIl.--NO 16.b HELENA. MONTANA. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTB THE PRECIOUS METALS. Bulleain Relating to Gold and Silver Production in the United States. Twenty-eight Per Gent. of the Yel ioef and 41 of the White MetaL Colnage Value of Gold, $32,886,744, and of Sliver, $60,390,088-The Wages of Workmen. WA.rsoT0ox, July 17.-A bulletin relat ing to the production of gold and silver in the United States during the calendar year 1889 was issued from the census office to day. The bulletin shows the production of bullion duiing the year 1889 was: Gold, 1,590,869 ounces, United States coinage value, $52,886,744; silver, 51,354.851 ounces, United States coinage value, $66,896,988. In gold this is nearly 28 per cent. of. the world's production, and in silver 41 per cent. The bulletin says the number of gold and silver mining claims, or "loca tions" commonly called "mines" in the United States, is practically beyond com putation. The names of nearly 100,000 of such claims or mines were received by the census office. But upon limit ing the investigation to producing mines, mines working but not producing, mines temporarily stopped but which produce, and upon tabulating only such mines as made production re turns or labor statistics, the list was re duced to 6,004. Expenditures during the year, including wages, value of supplies, etc., $63,451,186; total value of mining plants $465,960,566, made up of buildings, rail roads, machinery, underground improve ments, mine supplies and cash, and esti mated value of mines exclusive of above items, $888,094,821: value of mills and re duction works, $20.302,772; total value of mines and works. $486,823,438. Of the 6,004 mines on which returns of production on labor statistics were made. 268 were re ported idle; 1,000 reported working but not producing bullion; twenty-eight produding $500,000 worth of bullion; forty-four pro ducing $250,000 to $500,000; fifteen as pro ducing $100,000 to $230,000; ninety-five $50,000 to $100,000; 437 from $10,000 to $50,000; 1,408 from $1,000 to $10,000, and 1,610 less than $1,000. From these statistics it appears that la bor employed in the actual production of precious metal is better paid and more productive, in fact, than any other industry thus far reported in the bulletins issued by the eleventh census. The average earuines of all persons employed as gold and silver mines, 57,635, was $725, while the average output per man amounted to $1,725 per year. PATERNAL ALLOWANCE. Land Given the Two Dakotas by Bonate ous Uncle Sam. WASwINGTON, July 17.-Acting Secretary Chandler to-day approved an important or der which will be forwarded to registers and receivers of land ofliefs in North and South Dakota and Washington. This order prescribes rules and regulations for making selections of land in these states for educa tional and other purposes under the pro. visions of the cougerasion l act of Feb. 23, 1889, when these three states were admitted to the union. STo-day's order goes into detail as to what methods shall be pursued in making these selections and in hastening this work. The order also designates just how much land shall be allotted each state under these grants. The laud allotted to each of the Dakotas is 500.000 acres and for the following purposes: For the school of mines, 40,000 acres; reform school, 40,000 acres; deaf and dumb asylum, 40,000; agri cultural college, 40,000; nuiveisity, 40,000; state'normal schools, 10,000; public build ings at the capital, 40,000. For other educational and charitable pur poses 170,000 lacre is allotted, as follows: For the school of mines, 100,000 acres; state normal school, 100,000: agricultural college, 60,000; state refortm school, 50,000: deaf and dumb asylum, 00.000; for public buildings 100,000. Washington received 500,000 acres for similar purposes. Conflicting Rteports. WAsHrNoToN, July 17.-A telegram was received at the war department this morn ing troam General McCook at Los Angeles, Caln., in which he says the sheriff at Flag staff, Ariz., apprehends an outbreak of the Navajo Indians. 'Ihe United taters mar shal, however, reports to General McCook that there is no danger of an uprising. To settle the doubt raised by conflicting state ments the general has seat to investigate. Value of Mexican Lead Ore. WASHINGTON, July 17.-Treasury regula tiones governing importations of Mexican ores have been amended so as to provide that in determining the value of ore con tained in Mexican ores, such value shall be computed at the latest known price of bar lead in tie New York market less 1;4 cents per pound. The Indians Are Ugly. PnmarrroN, Minn., July 17.-Benjamin Carter is down from the Mille Laos Lake country on his way to St. Paul to interview Gov. Merriam in behalf of the settlers at Mille Lacs Lake. Carter carries a petition signed by a Imajotity of all the settlers at the Lake. asking the governor to use his influence in their behalf. The land hits been drolared open for settlement. The Indians rile ugly, and threaten to kill the first srn who attemlpts to cut hey on the reserve tion. The settlers are determined to put up it hay crop, and there is danger of serious trouble. Cliled IIum a Liar. JA~soN, Miss., July 17.-During a joint political discussion at Oxford, yesterday, between lion. H. D. Money and Hon. E. Iarksdale, the latter charged the former with some irregularities in connection with the tend grant forfe:turo matter. Money called Barksdale a liar, whereupon Barks role hurled a book at Money and violent language was interchanged. Serious trou ble was feared but the difficulty later was amicably adjusted by the interposition of friends. The Russian Wheat Crop. MIN.m.Arouis, July 17.-A cablegram re egived by Charles A. Pillsbury from the American consul at Odessa, lnuosia, to-day, gays the wheat crop Is 25 per ceont. short, nud rye 60 per cent. short. This means a deficiency of 50,000,000 bushels of wheat, and about r60,000,000 bushels of ree. If the fgures are even approximately correct, tussia must be a large importer of broad stuffs during the next season, instead of being, as in average years, an exporter equal to the United States. L. A. W. MEErI4NG. Some Fine RacinK on the Wheel--eeord Biroken. Derrorr, Mich., July 17.-In the first day's racing of the League of American Wheelmen, this afternoon, all events were. hotly contested. The feature of the day was the riding of Baker and Brinker, of the Buffalo Athletic club, for the half mile tandem record. They made the distance in 1:08, breaking the best previous record, 1:181-5, made at Peoria, Ill., last faell. Tihe one mile novice safety was won by L. W. Schimmel, of Detroit. Time, 8:08, One mile novice, ordinary-W. I. Marks, of De troit. Time, 8:06 2-5. One mile, Detrott Wheelman club, handicap, sasfety-J. M. Keenan, fifty yards. Time, 2:58 8-5 Half a mile, L. A. W. championship, ordinary-A. A. Zimmerman, N. Y. A. C. Time, 1:18 8-. One mile, open safety-GeorUe R. Barrett, Chicago. Time, 2:82 1-5. Half a mile, open ordinary-A. A. Zimmerman N. Y. A. O. Time, 1:202-5. One mile, L. A. W. cham pionship, safety-W. F. Murphy, N. Y. A. C. Time, 2:68 8-5. Mile handicap, ordinary -F. W. Ballard, Chicago, 105 yards. Time, 2:81 4-5. One-fourth mile, L. A. W.. cham pionship, safety-W. W. Taxis, Philadel phia. Time, :36 8-5, Tirree mile lap, ordi dinary, three starters. It was the piettiest race of the day, resulting in a tie between A. A. Zimmerman, N. Y. A. C., and H. A. Githens, of Hyde Park, Ill., W. H. Car man, of Woodstock, Ont., third. Time, 9:09%. Githens and Zimmerman, rather than go over the distance again, tossed for first place, and Githcns won. Washilnton Park Races. CHrolno, July 17.-Seven thousand people at Washington park to-day saw the crack California filly Yo Tambien win the Lake View handicap, three-quarters of a mile, in the fastest time made in the west this year. Yo lTambien is a half sister to the famous El Rio Rey. Mile-Laura Davidson won, Upman sec ond, Rudolph third. Time, 1:42%. One and one-sixteenth miles-Linlith gow won, Fleur de Lie second, Reveal third. Time, 1:48. Lake View handicap, value $2,500, three nquarters of a mile-Yo Tambien won, Lake Breeze second, Chief Justice third. Time, 1:14%. Mlle and seventy yards-Nina Archer won, Eli second, Neva C. third. Time, 1:4634. Mile and one-quarter-Homer won, Guido second, Allen Bane third. Time, 2:09%. Mile and seventy yards-Rival won, Rod gers second, Kather third. Time, 1:47. Racling at Brighton. BRIGHoTON BEACH, July 17.-Warm and clear, track fast. Five furlongs-Martel won, Laurenska second, Valette third. Time, 1:03%. Five furlongs-Money Maid won, Vital Spark second, Sister to Jim Douglas' filly third. Time, 1:04%. Six and one-half furlongs-Bellevue won, Hozem second, Rico third. Time, 1:21%. Sever, furlongs-Autocrat wan, Watter- son second, Kitty third. Time, 1:28%. Five furlongs-Vocalite won, Weight second, Meduea third. Time, 1:08%. Five fus longs-Pedestrian won, Sorlang second, Thiers third. Time, 1:02. One and one-sixteenth miles-Lepanto won, Benedictine second, Air George third. Time, 1:49%. Did not ieat 2, 10. PrTsnuna, Pa.. July 17.-The grand cir cuit trotting meeting closed to-day. The principal event to-day was the attempt of Bndd Doble to drive Nancy Hanks to beat 2:10% for a purse of $.2,500. She failed, but lowcre d ,er record to 2:14. 2:21 trotting--ltedmont won, Happy Bee second, Dave Wilson third. Beet time, 2:21. Free-for-all - McDoel won, RIosalind Wilkes second, Jean Smith third. Best time, 2:15%. 2:20 trotting-Lady Sheridan won, Mon roe Brister second, Clermont third. Best time, 2:20%. Mystic Park Meeting. BoSTor, July17.-The Mystic park July meeting closed this afternoon 2:37 class Mountaineer first, Calsola second, Arago third. Time. 2:23;4. 2:80 class--Ramona first, Dumotta second, J. Y. C. third. Time, 2:24%4. BASE BALL. Tihe Home Club llentioned First in the Record Hlere Printed. LEAOUE CLUBS. Cleveland 12, Cincinnati 8. Pittsburg 6, Chicago 2. ASSe!IATION CLUBS. Boston 9, Louisville 2. Washington 2, Cincinnati 1. Baltimore 9, Columbus G. How to Sleep After Night Work. A Swiss doctor says that many person s who extend their mental work well into the night, who during the evening follow at tentively the programme of a theater or concert, or who enoage evenines in the pro ceedings of societies or clubs, are awakened in the morning or in the night with head ache. For a long while the doctor was him self a sufferer from headache of this kind, but of late rears has wholly protected him self from it by simple means. When he is obliged to continue his brain work in the evening or to be out late nights iin rooms not well ventilated, instead of going direct ly to bed he takes a brisk walk for half an hour or an hour. While taking his tramp he stops now and then and practices lung gymnastics by breathing in and out deeply a few times. WVhen he then goes to bed he sleeve soundly. Notwithstanding the short eningr of the hours of sleep, he awakes with no trace of headache. There exists a clear and well-known Ihysiological reason why this treatment should be effective. Two Children Fatally Burned. Earr, Pa., July 17.-The six-year-old daughter of Chas. Schwartz. while making a bonfire in the yard this afternoon, spilled kerosene on her clothing and in a moment was in flames. The clothes of a baby sister also caught tire, and when the mother rushed to the rescue her dress was in flames in an instant. Neighbors succeeded in ex tinguishing the fire, but not until the ohil dren were fatally and the mother very seri. ously burned. In Connection With the N. P. PrERIa , S. D)., July 17.-Mamnager Ward, of the Duluth, Pierre & Black Hills road, is in the city, and claims that before winter a company will be incorporated to build the road from Pierre to Denver in oonnco tion with the Northern Pacific. SPARKS FROM TIIE WIRES. All street railway employee in Toledo have struck for an advance of wages. The May statement of the Union Paciflo road shows grss earnings of the whole system of $3,419,t0(0, a decrease of $74$,000. Net earning, $1,027,t1000, a decrease of #ato,ouo. A heavy thunderstorm visited North Bayne Wednesday. The building owned y It. E. Bryant, valued at $40,000 was shack by lightning and burned. Bryant perished in the flames. The threatened riot of strikers at Du quesne. Pa., Thursday morning did not materialize. The Allegheny Bessemer Steel company started the olant in full opera tion. Everything quiet. Mamy amalga mated men returned to work. OMAHA MEN ARE COMING, Leading Business Men of the Ne braska Metropolis Will Start August 5. The Idea of an Excursion to Hel ena Very Popular With Them. List of Those Who Have Already Decided to Join the Party-They Will Invest. OawRA, July 17.-[Special.]-About two weeks ago the Bee called attention to the resources of Montana and suggested that closer trade relations should be established between Omaha and Helena. The Board of Trade of the enterprising capital of Mon tana seconded the motion and invited the business men of Omaha to make them a visit. The Omaha board of trade has taken the matter in hand and it is really surpris ing the amount of enthusiasm that is devel oping among jobbers over the subject. To morrow afternoon the committee of the board will meet and decide on the details for an excursion to Helena. They are talk ing about leaving leaving Omaha August 5, to be gone ten days. This would allow of a stop of about three days at and in the vicinity of Helena, and would also give time for a halt at Butte. The train carrying the excursionists will be officered and under direction of the board of trade men, who will lay out a regular programme, so that all confusion will be avoided. Secretary Mason, of the board of trade, has been calling on the jobbers and getting their ideas on the subject, and he expresses himself as very highly gratified at the en couragement received. The following in dividuals and firms have given him notice that they will accompany the excursion: W. E. Clark, president of the Consolidated Coffee company; E. E. Brace, of Blake, Bruce & Co., druggists; Joseph Garnean, cracker factory; W. J. Broatch, hardware; D. M. iteele & Co., grocers; A. P. Hopkins, president Commercial National bank; Max Meyer & Bro.; Thomas Kilpatrick, of the Kilpatrick-Koch Dry Goods company; M. E. Smith & Co., dry goods; Kirkendahl, Jones & Co., boots and shoes; A. L. Meyer, of Iler & Co., distillers; A. T. Rector, of Rector, Wilhelmy & Co., hardware. Several other prominent jobbers have signified their intention of going, although their names have not been handed in yet to the secretary. Some heavy real estate invest ments will be made there. PETITE LITTLE BRUNETTE. She Brought Solace to the Soul of a Dis conesolute Widower. CHAUTAUQUA, N. Y., July 17.-A few days ago Charles Wadsworth,of Huntingdon, Pa., came to Chautauqua. Charles was a young widower of fine appearance, his wife having died last April. The fame of Chautauqua. with its splendid advantages for study and recreation, had reached his ears, and as a diversion from the depressing thoughts of his and loss he came and began a course of study. Nellie Parker, a petite little brunette from Catarangus county, ambitious, plucky and energetic, also came to Chautauqua, obtained employmoent in the dining room of the Fox cottage, on Simpson avenue, and during spare umoronts was likewise pursu ing a course of study. Wadsworth at the first meeting was attracted by the features of pretty Nellie Parker. As she arranged the delicate viands about his plate his eyes rested upon her shapely hands as if drawn by some irresistible power they wan dered along that pretty arm until he caught the matrnet of her fine floos, and when, for the first time, their glance met, "soft eves looked love to eyes that spoke again." Tho die was cast, and each suc ceeding evening on the balcony facing the setting sun they sat, and his widower weeds were all forgotten. :raturday night, when all was still, at an hour when Morpheus is supposed to reign supreme. Cupid stole in and led the man and maiden to a little boat anchored on the beach, rowed them over the lake to Point Chautauqua, where they caught the train for Jamestown. 'Two clouds anuesrod in the moraine tinnnd hb tie riruing son: And to the town they floated and mingled into 0ne." GROWTH OF OUR LANGUAGE. Vonderful Advances Hlave Been Made Since Dr. Johnson's Time. The dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon tongue has grown wonderfully since Dr. Johnson's time. "Webster's International D)iotion ary" contains many thousands of words that are not to be found in the vocabulary of the great English lexicogr aher, and a considerablo proportion of these words ap ply to new discoveries, arts and processes, to which it was absolutely necessary to give distinguishing namtes. '1 he nomenclature of science has been im menrely extended within the last fifty years; and although some of the new terrms are rather far fetched and, except to classical scholars, obscure, many of them are so pat and signiflirnt that we can all understand their meoaning. Whenever prain and simple words of Saxon derivation will Eupply, the New York Ledger thinks, they ought to have the preference, even in scientific technology, over those of Greek or Latin origin. Information for the people should le couched, whenever possi ble, in language which the great body of the people can easily comprehend. It cer tainly saould not be necessary for a boy to be versed in the dead languages in order to understand his own. It has been said that the languages which most readily welcome the terms that advancing knowledge needs are likely to endure the longest and spread tile most ex tensively. If this theory is true our own tongue has the best chance of becoming universal, and it may be rensona'rly sup posed that "the last man" witl pronouuce his valedictory in English! enws in Polantd. In the town of Warsaw the Jews now number 40 oar cent. of the population, and the average in all the other towns of I'olinud ist lt per cent., while in the vili.ges it falls to seven per cent., and in tire test of the country to nil. Consul ranut says tihe trades and industries in the city of W\Vr saw are almost entirely in the hands of the Hebrew population. In tihe higher branches of commerce the ratio is sixteen Jews to three Cihristians, In the lower branches nineteen J.ews to two Christians, and in the agenyo and brokerage business, fortv ty-three Jews to one Christian. Of tihe large industrial enterprises of the city, per cent. are in the hands of dews and only per cent. belong to native Christians. As common workmen and as domestics the proportion is the other wae, only 11,000 Jews, or enght per cent. of the total Jewish population, being so employed, against 43,1XO C'hristarias, or 90 per cent. of the total Christian populu lion. CONSERVATIVES DIVIDED. Ou the Subject of Wonman Suffrage-Their Platform. eopyrlght, 1S91, New York Assoesated Prews. Loxnox, July 17.-Nothing has recently exctted the inner oonservativo circle so mooh as Lore Halisbury's declaration that female sufraP ought to form a part of coming eleet'~ral reforms. A oo' :.cit ,o tha conservative asMocirtlon ra an informal meeting to-day decided .t, intimnto to Lord Salisbury that the 'arty was so divided on the questioe thb'. t would be unwise to recognize it s: a conservative principl,. In spite of .alisbury's assertion that the life of parliament will not expire until August, 1898., electoral agents are prepa'ing for dis solution in the spring. Apart omrn the Irish local government bill the con servative platform will include a re form bill amending the distribution of seats by requiting Welsh and Irish representation, slightly increns ing the Scotch, and giving large advantages to English representation. The ministers have, endorsed the lending features of Chamberlnin's age aesurance scheme, thus committing the narty to further develop ments on lines of state socialism and the distribution of seats will be a strong card in the game. The suspension of a peer, a rare event in the uppsr Itouse of parliament, occurred to night in the oneas of erratic Lord Dennmn. Lord D.enmaen had given notice of a motion for the return of the number of days on which the late Lord Granville attended the house anil also the days on which he, him self, had attended dur.rig Lord Granville's lifetIme. Whether the motion was in spired by sheer crankiness or by malice, Lord' Denman was not allowed to explain. Lord Salisbury interposing, said the motion could only be described as unseemly. He moved that Lord Denman should not be heard du, inc the remainder of the session. Lord Kim berly concurred and the Salisbury motior waes gread to. Lord Denman r'sloped,' looking daggers at Salisbury. Sensational rumors that Mrs. Parnell has in her possession compromising corre spondence with Gladstone, which she ob. tained while a go-between when Parnell was in Kilmnanham jail, have a basis of truth. She was inconstant communicatior with Chamberlain, Morley and others, but not with Gladstone. If Parnell chooses to publish these letters they will disclose chiefly the keen political craft of Mrs G'Shca. Sir John Bender, speaking at a meeting of the Direct Cable company, stated that there had been a positive decline in Atlan tie telegraphy since the operation of the McKinley law. He did not solely attribute the decline to the McKinley law, it was partly due to depression in trade and ti competition. Eventually the United States would discover that they suffered more than anybody else from the new law. Fish All In the Fea. Qoanao, July 17.-Canadian gulf fisheries this season are a total failure so far as the north shore and Magdalena islands are concerned. Official information has bees received by the dominion agency of fisher ies here from an agent on Grindstone island that the spring school of cod passed the island while the entire population was down with the grip and that none could be caught. For the same reason lobster, whicl was in great abundance, could not be taker and the factories are closed down, sustain ing se:iotp Iossies. The agent writes that ntnile4stntumn mackerel fishing is gooc there will be dire distress on the island nex winter. Since June 5 there have beer seventy-five deaths on the island from la grippe. Crime in Europe. SOFIA, July 17.-The police to-day ar rested two students for the murder of Con stentine Baltcheff, Bunlarian minister to France, on March 27 last. The prisoners made confession, and accused Dr. Moliff, Dr Rutchief and Col. Kissoff of urging them to commnitt the deed. and they have been arrested. Churich Castroni, the man accused of murdering Councillor RIossi in the revolution in the canton of Ticino in September, 1850, was to-day sentenced to eight years' imprisonment, twelve years' loss of civil rights, and to pay a fine of 3,633 francs for taking part in that rebel lion. Castronm is still in London. Passed a Vote of Confidence. PAEns, July 17.-The government in the chamber of deputies to-day was sustained by a vote of confidence, which carried 319 to 103. Laur's motion in regard to pass port regulations was subsequently tabled. The chamber liater in the day passed with out amendment the first article in the cus tome bill, fixing the cene al minimum tariffs already voted. The chamber also passed the necond article of the same bill. fixing surtaxes tb be levied on products of other than Euronean countries. Sugar will continue to pay the present surtax. Wool imported from all countries except coun tries of Europe is exempt from duty. Rioting in the Orient. SAN FItArisco, July 17.-The steamship Belgic arrived to-day from China and Japan. The Shanghai Mercury of June 3 announces the murder of an English cus tom offlicial, A. W. Green, and of Mr. Ar gent, Methodist missionary, by Chinese rioters at Wuhsich. A number of houses were burnt during the riot. The threatened outbreak at Kin Piiang did not assume any great proportions owing to the I'reortec of three gunboats, which landed forces and hold the mob in check. Reports from other quarters, however, show that destruc tion of property continued. A Terrible Crime. PANAMA, July 17.-A horrible murder is reported from Peru. A woman named Vi garra had been living with one Castellanos. but left him because of brutal treatment. He besought the parish priest to inte cede, and promised to mnarrv her at once if sue would return. The priest summoned both before him. and nrgued with the woman, but she was obdurate. This eniaged Cas tellanos, who, despite the protestations of the priest, sprang at the unfortunate wo man and stabbed her thirty times with a dagger. T'o add to the lhoror of the affair, the woman was eneieunte. RIevolutionists Organize. NEW Yons, July 17.-The Itaytian revolu tionists, exiled, nmet in Reneral assembly at Kingston. , amacic, June 29, and elected Anseire I'roplhcti general-in-chief of their forces. A prouultlcnnllllueto was issued by the general-il- cli f setting forth the hor rible crimlls of li ppolyto and suOIIIIountug his fellow-citizuits to join hutI in the de- livery of tile tliytlta people. The nlew counmander is considered one of ilayti's ablest soldiers. Union or A ustratlian Colonies. StvNI'sr, N. S. W., July 17.-Lord Jersey, in opening parliament, announced bills eon tirely remodeling tile electoral law and greatly extending the franchise among eiti eins, includitng womlen. The question of a union of the Australian colonies will be in troduced without delay, in order to inesure concurrent actton by the other colonies. Free Trade Establlshed. PANAMA. July 17.-The Guatemalan as sembly has decreed the suppression of duty on cattle, flour and other provisions impor ted from abroad. The prous praises unani cmously the mueasure, as it undoubtedly saves the poorer clause from famine. THE CHILD WAS SPARED, But Father and Mother Were Killed While Sleeping by Its Side. A Terrible Flash of Lightning, Fraught With Death to Two Persons. Looked in Each Other's Arms-Their Muacles Made Like Steel-The Doy's Miraculous E scpe. ANAcONDA, July 17.-[Special,]-During the frightful thunder storm that passed over this section about one o'clock this morning, a bolt of lightning struck the house of E. P. Thomns, a rancher living on Lost creek, about four miles from Ana conda, and passing down the side of the house entered the bed room where Mr. and Mrs. Thomas wero sleeping, killing them both instantly. Their fears being aroused by the ferocity of the storm. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas had arisen a few minutes before, and going to another room, where three of their children were sleeping, removed the bed away from the stove near which it was standing. They then returned to their bed, in which was also their six-year-old boy, Morgan. Mrs. Thomas was frightened at the lightning, and her husband said. "Never mind, all will soon be over." These were his last words. Another horrible flash of lightning occurred, and presently the other children heard the little boy, who was in bed with his parents, call, "Mamma. mamma." No answered was heard. and Gwynne, the 13 year-old daughter, arose, lighted a lamp, and went into the rooni. which she discovered was full of smoke. She called and shook her parents without arousing them, and horror-stricken, ran to the granary, where the hired man was sleeping. He aroused the neighbors, and a physician from Anaconda was procured as soon as possible, but without avail, death having been instantaneous. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were found in bed, each having an arm around the other's neck. Both appeared to be peacefully sleeping. To separate them the services of four men were required, so tightly were their arms clasped. The lightning appar ently had contracted the muscles till they were like so much steel. It was impossible to straighten out Mrs. Thomas' arm at all. Mrs. Thomas' hair was scorched and her husband's eyebrows were singed. Both bodies, with the exception of Mrs. Thomas' iace, which still retains its natural color, have turned to a distinct blue. The little boy who was in bed with them was not injured, except for a blister on his tongue. The indications are that the lightning struck Mrs. Thomas only, and that the electricity was communicated to her husband through her arm. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were aged 46 and 44 respec tively. They were widely known in Deer Lodge valley and were held in very highest esteem. They leave in all five children, the oldest being 19. Mr. 'I homas was a member of the A. O. U. W., which will take charge of the funeral on Sunday. His ranch is a good one and he had other prop erty besides, so the children will not be destitute. Ran Into the Mountain. BUTTE, July 17.-[Special.1-The pony express over the Bozeman short line of the Northern Pacific plunged into a mass of rock and earth near Lime spur, at an early hour this morning. The road at that point runs along the side of the mountain on a very narrow cut about thirty feet above the river. A land slide covered the track upon the point of a short curve, but the engine in striking the boulders fortunateloy took a shoot in toward the mountain and was stopped by the bank. Had the turn been made the other way the train must have fallen into the river and many lives lost. Beyond a few bruises to passengers and trainmen and the crushing of the engine, no damage was done. The track was cleared this forenoon. Accidentally Shot. DEER Loner, July 17.-[Special--This afternoon James Coleman, the 15-year old son of Postmaster Coleman, while out picnicing was accidentally allot in the hand and wrist. He was playing with a twenty-two revolver and was handing it to a companion when it was in some unknown way discharged. The bullet entered the palm of the hand and went up into the wrist, where it lodged and still remains. It is a painful though not a dangerous wound. Bello Davis Attempts Suicide. MmISSOLA, July 17.--Special.]--At an early hour this morning Belle Davis, at one time well known to the sporting ele ment of Helena, and at present propri etress of a maison do joie in this city, at temptod suicide by taking an immense dose of morpJine. 1)r. McCullough sue ceeded in resto:ing her. This is the third time duringu the past year she has volun tarily sought an early grave. Crlmo and Mystery. Ire TLonie. July 17.-l Special. -Godfrey D)emois was taken to Livingston by Sheriff Templeton to-day. It is currently reported this afternoon that the body of the boy missed from l)ilworth's rnuch some days since was found with a bullet hole through the body. Railroad Officials il Mlssoula. MIsoul,A, July 17.-[Special.i-M. C. Kimherly, .hlso. S. Fee, G. W. Dickinson and A. 1). Edgar, all prominent Northern Pacitic railroad otlicials, are in Missoula to day. What siguilicance this visit has in railroad matters cannot be learned. lefreshmnlltt Privileges. M tiSSOfIA, July 17.- ISpecisl, --lar priv ileges at the Missoula race track were sold to-night to D)oe I.od for $S00. The res taurant privileges went to Tom Risch for Will Not Teach It. 'lTotrKA, Kan., July 17.-Except A. M. Sohott, all alliance lecturers throughout the state have declined to teach the people the principles of the sub-treasury schlrae. Vot'e is u)w benlg taiken in sub-nltiian1es on the ql.istion of droppilng the scheme from the alliance platform. It is believed a ma jority favor droppinu it. "UNCLEAN! UNCLEANI" A Hideous Leper Pound in a New Terk Laundry. Naw Yoax, July 17.-A Chinese leper hub been discovered in an east side laundry. He is Chin Hop Sing and when a represen tative of the health authorities paid him a professional visit he was industriously ironing a shirt. He has been a leper eight months and seven months of that time he has spent in washing the linen of east silders. The health official, after an exami nation, decided that it was a genuine case of leprosy, but says they cannot take the man in charge because they have no place to take him. He came here a year and a half ago from Man Francisco. There, it is said, he lived with a leprous friend until the authorities removed the leper. Then Hop Sing's countrymen shunned him. After a while they raised a fund of $200 to take him back to China. He took the money, but instead of going to China came to New York, where he went into partner ship in a laundry with Chung, also a leper. They had trouble after a while and Hop Sing left him. By this time he was in an awful condition. His head had begun to swell, his ears were assuming enormous proportions, his nose had reached remark· able size and his hair was dropping out. He went to the laundry of his cousin, Ching Hop Sin, to sleep until morning. When Ching awoke and saw how Chin Hop bing looked he was terror-stricken. He would not stay in the place, believing it infected already with the fearful disease. He sold out to the leper for $f0. Hop Sing took possession of the shop immediately and went right on with the business. MIXED MATRIMONY. Complications in the Relations of Two Michigan People. GRAND RAPInn, Mich, July 17.-Jennie J. Church commenced suit in the circuit court yesterday against her husband, Freedom E. Church, and his relatives, to restrain him from being too free in distributing his money. The couple were married in 1870, she went to New York to visit relatives six months later, and in her absence he went to Illinois and before she gained a trace of him, he had gotten a divorce and married another woman. He found tl;e original divorce was invalid owing to infor. malities, and, after the lapse of a year, ob tamed another divorce and a second time married the woman with whom lie was living. Six years later his second wife got a divorce from him. In 1885 his first wife, passing through Detroit, met her husband on the street; he represented that the di vorce he secured was fraudulent, and begged her to return to him. She did so. Church is now paralyzed. as a result of army injuries, and receives $72 a month pension. He is an adventist, and believes and prac tices the tithing system of giving the church one-tenth of his income. 'lhe bulk of the nine-tenths he gives his mother, brother, and sister for their needs. His wife claims that the relatives unduly influence him, and asks that they be re strained from visiting him or in any way interfering with her care of him. She also asks that the divorce he secured in Illinois be annulled as void, and ti.t she be de clared his lawful wife. AMBUSHED TIE OFFICERS. Pitched Battle Followed by a Successful Lynching. Loursvn4za, July 17.-A desperatd attempt was made to assassinate the Middiesborough police force yesterday afternoon. A lot of disreputable characters who frequent Gum Springs, a low drinking and gambling dive just outside the city limits, concocted a plot to murder the officers. They accord ingly stationed fifteen of their gang in am bush along the Louisville & Nashville read and two of their number went just within the city limits and commenced firing their Winchesters. These two were Gillis John son and Frank Rossimns. Chief Maples with a posse went in pursuit of the pair and they fled into the ambush. Over 100 shots were exchanged and the police forced to retire after two of their number had been shot. A posse of about 100 citizens organ ized and armed. They came up with John son and Roesimuos, whom they captured after a severe fight. Johnson was taken to the county jail at Pineville, while Rossi inns was put in the city jail here. About four this morning a crowd of masked men entered the jail and took IRossimus out. Aeral times and then viaced a rope around his neck. Seized the Whisky. ST. Louis, July 17.-Revenue officers from Washington have been on a still hunt here for some time. As a result they have made extensive seizures of whisky belonging to the Nelson Distilline company, and several other well-known liquor houses, and before to-morrow night when the raid will cease a dozen or more firms will have become in volved. The grounds are the changing and defacing of government brands and marks and discrepancy in the proof of the whisky after the proof had been stamped and certi. fied. The dealets assert that there is no foundation for the charges but a test case will be carried to the court. Tlombnarded a Temperance Man. FINDLAY, 0., July 17.-Last night a mob, in sympathy with saloons, visited Rev. iteidinger's residence at North Ridgeville, after he and his wife had retired and hom. barded the house with boulders and brick.. bats, breaking in windows and seriously damaging the house. Reidinger had been preaching strongly for temperance. Itought for a German Syndicate. Cnw('oo, July 17.-Levy Mayer, of this city, who has acted its attorney for the purchasers in a number of large deals by Englishmen in this country, says that German capitalists ae boeginning to seek investments in the United States and a large amount of Georman money is likely to come here. Mr. Blayer has just closed a iurchaso for a syndiuato, of which Hugo tiumpt, a Berlin banker, is the head, of a mine near Hlillsboro, N. M., known as the Edwards mine. The price paid was $ 1,00,(00. lig Fire at Lynn. LYNN, Mass., July 17.-Fire originated in Blake's block this evening rapidly spread to Strout Br,os. building adjoining and then to other buildings on either side. For a timell it lookted as though tile business por tion of tile city would be destroyed and aid was sulnullnold from outside points. The fire was gotten under control, however, about 11 o'clok. Losses on burned and damaged property will aggregate $300,000. Shut up a l1Hnk., KAwNsAS CITY, July 16.-The First National bank, of Wyandotte, or Kansas City, Ken., suspelnded to-day and is in the hands of a bank examiner. President Wilson Is very reticent ooneet.ling the cause of failure and the condition of the bank. He says, however, that the assets are $200,000 and the liabilities are $1(0,0C0. Much of the assets which were supposed to be gilt edged, are of such nature, he says, as to prevent rapid realization. Illalne More Hopeful. BAU Haanso, Me., July 17.-Blamne drove out as usual. He takes a walk every fair day. His health is still Improving. The physician says he has been improving more rapidly of late and is more hopeful and co. ildent about himself.