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Ar1 I Vhte gELe na OiNaRC 4u2 nt+ F 4 VoL XXXIJ..NO. 21 HELENA IVINTANA, MONDAY MO;RNIINGMARCH 14.o 1892. PmEICE FIVE CCNT G ANS 6 ---t LEIN 1891 On MARCH 14, 1886, the Oregon, one of the swiftest, of the ocean greyhounds, went down off the Long Island coast. She had nearly nine hundred passengers on board and all of them were saved. "A remarkable feature of the disaster was that its exact cause could never be ascertained. She was a total loss. M ANY GENTLEMEN in want of a suit or Overcoat are often carried away with the idea they must get their apparel made to order to fit well. This idea is one of the past. We can sell them better goods, fit better and at a saving of from 25 to 30 per cent. from the so-called merchant tailor made garments. We will convince you to your satisfaction, and you will never order anrother suit from sam ples and take the risk'of getting something much inferior, and at an increased price than you can buy at home.! Don't fail to come in next Monday and look at our display of Suits, Overcoats, Trousers, Boys' and Children's Wearing Apparel Hats, Shoes, Underwear, Neckwear, Hosiery, Shirts. ANS --HLEIN. ER LEGAC DEATH The Revenge of a French Woman Whose Love Had Been Cast Away. She Leaves Vier Successful Riva Some Wine for the Wed ding Day. It Contained Poison and Killed the Bride the Groom and the lBet itan -Other Crimes. PAnrs, March 13.-The well worn Byronis quotation regarding the fury of a woman scorned is agam recalled by'a terrible trag e.ly at Rainoy, in the department Seine-et. Gise, of which Versailles is the capital One of the leading residents was the widoa Tardivean, wealthy, fair, fat and 40. She was also of a sentimental turn and ver fond of the society of the opposite sex Among her especial favorites was Raou Gonaillin, a youth of the neighborhood who was a handsome, black-eyed fellow and had celebrated his twenty-fourth birth day. tanoul was not enoamoured of the widow, but he found it profitable to allo, her to suppose he was, and in time she be cable so infatuated that she proposed to se' him up in business, an offer that he gladly accepted. All might have gone well had Raoul beer able to control his affections. But he un fortunately fell in love with a dimpled crea tore named Rosalie Berrol, to whom he was introduced by an intimate friend, Rlolfer, Taithout, who was afraid that Raoul would end by throwing himself away noon the widow. An engagement and betrothal soon took place, which was necessarily followed by a severance of all relations between Mme. Tardivenau and young Goauillin. The widow at first was furious, acting in the paroxysms of tier ago like a lunatic. By degrees she grew more caim and then pro fessed herself heartbroken. The shock, however, proved too great for her health, as although fleshy, Mine. Tardivean was not really strong. She soon fell into a de cline and died of rapid consumption after a brief illness. On her death bed Mme. Tardiveanu ac complished what the priests styehd the greatest act of her life, and a deed of heroic self-abnegation. This was nothing less than the granting of a full and free pardon to the two amorous young people, to which she added her best wishes for their future health and prosperity. This she empha sized in her will by leaving the prospective bride a small gift of money, accompanied by a pint of very rare old Malags, with a A)llow seal. The bottle was not to be opened until the wedding day, when it was to be drunk to the memory of the dear de parted. Th.e widow died last month and on Wednesday of last week the marriiRge toolk dplace. During the joyous festivities and at the end of the supper the wine was un corked and the bride and groom, together with the best man, drank the contents. In a second they had fallen to the fldbr. dead. The wine ~iad been mixed with Prussic iold, and the widow was avenged. Lynlhed a Female Polsoner. BAYVILLE, Mo., 1March 13,-The lifeless foru of a colored girl was found dangling from a tree on a road Saturday and identi fled as that of the fifte en-year-old servant of W. 1. Heimer, who resides on Greenweel place near here. The girl became offended at the action of a colored man employed in the house. In seeking revenge, she decided to put "Rough on R.ats" in his coffee. She nut poison in the coffee intended for the family meal, and nine persons drank the concoction, all nearly dying. The girl acknowledged that she intended to kill the man and said she did not care particularly who else suffered. Fliday night a guard started to take her to jail at this place, but fell in with a masked party, who relieved them of the girl and strung her up to a tree at the first crossing. (lIade FVlh Bait of His Wife. PORT OF PtilN, TnlNIDAD, March 13.-On an estate near here, a coolie farm hand sus pected his wife of intimacy with the white overseer and openily charged her with in fidelity. She tied and took on her quarters with the overseer. Next day the husband bought a number of presents with which he persuadedl his wife to return. In the after noon they went uu the river te fish. He re inrned with a load of fish but no woman. When asked where she was he exhibited a bloody knife and said he out her up for fish uit. He is in jail. He hIun That Oilice Himself. Itocrk CnmiEE, Wyo., March 13.-Two years ago I1. B. Gillespie, postmaster here, al most murdered a man who criticised the service. Yesterday C. B. Griffin, water worlks engineer, complained because (il leasie refused to hand out the family mail to young Griffin. Griffin was ordered out of the place, but before ho could get to the door his head was smashed in by the post ant:rter with an iron bludgeon. Gillespie is in jail and two surgeons are working over blii victim. The Victor Fell I)eadl. I'oTLAND, Ore., March 13.-Pear Hen dleson, aged 17, and Charley Bell, aged 15, fought twenty-three roundt near hero this afte noonl. IHenderson was awarded the li!ht on a foul, b:t immediately fell to the , ondl, and in five minutes died from blows received over the heart. Juiigeo Lynch I'Preaided. Ozaix, Mo., March 13.-It has just been learned here that John Bright, who killed his wife i few lays ago, has been captured, tried, convicted and executed, Judge Lynch presiding. The Arbitrator ot in Ints Worlk. Gt:rniiui, ). T'1., March 13.-At Chandler oesterday James Zoulo and George Barton quer:oled and attempted to use a rifle as a mneans of arbitration. Zeule is dead and Imatton will die. 'he MLark or Caitn. \VAl nunlitIuNfon, Mo., March .l--During a amtnily quarrel Joseph Emlery wase shot, nid killed by his brother (Charles, yesterday. Pounded to Death. IIullnrL, Mo., March l:.--ln settlin aIL diNpute ith filts, (ohbort Johnson pounded tamhnuel Keen to doeatl. lioiineri )l' for th lia ronisl d Lalnd. (;Gur'tui , O. T., March 18i.--NumbOre of rontlllre ern It asing thlloughi here bound for the Chetonlle atnd Arnlpahoo Indtian Ilunds, which it is thought will oon bo oupon to sttlenitut. Ir. N~ittddlI-r's ('oe Mally ('cone U|p To- la)y. (ttllIA(ino, March 18.-Th- e nso of Dr. Lonry Martyn Moudder, it is thought, will be cnlled for trial ton.orrow. FEVER IN BIIRAZIL. TIhe Plague Has BIeconm e Epidermi Ia eayeral Placesm. Iro Ds JANwaro, March 13.-According to private accounts from Santon, the yellow fever situation has become indescribable. The authoritoie are clearly incompetent to grapple with the epidemic. The assistance from private sources is entirely inadoquate. The anthurities are blamed for stirring up the fever germs in the river, paying no at tention to sanitary requirements and al lowing great accumulations of freight and the blockade of chippmig. Of the situation in Rio de Janeiro the iRio News says: "We have now reached a death rate of over thirty a dayv, which may be considerel epidemic. Shipping is beginning to suffer severely, and unlees sdmething is done at once Irio may soon find herself in a posi tion little better than that of Santos. The sterses about the hospital treatment in Santos are terrible. A man named Beemer sent a boy to Misericordia Friday afternoon with the fever. Saturday evening he went to see the boy, but was unable to find any trace of him until he went to the dead house, where he found the poor lad still alive and conscious." Pollce and WorkingLmen Clash. VIENNA, March 13.-Thousands of work ingmen to-day joined the annual procession to the graves of the victims of the rebellion of 1848. The 1olice forbade any speeches. Many socialistic symbols were deposited on the monument. lve ything was orderly until, on returning to the city, the police broke the procession to arrest a man. This incensed the crowd, and inseantly the police and the processioniets had a serious col lision, in which the police were finaliy vic torious. Claim Stanley Caused Hils Death. VIENNA, March 13.-The Tageblat states that the parents of a lieutenant named Lukish have begun action against Henry M. Stanley for $200,000 damages, alleging that the lieutenant died from the effects of Stanley's ill treatment on the Congo expe dition. Diaz Will Have a Walkover. CITY of MEXICO, March 13.-Political clubs are being organized throughout the republic, supporting the re-election of Diaz. The indications now are that Diaz. will have a complete walkover at the elec tion in June. Damnag by Flood in Spain. MADnrD, March 13.-The damage caused by the floods were more extensive than first supposed. Railway traffi was interrupted, many towns are entirely isolate, and gov ernment assistance has been appealed for. Three Children Burned to Death. LONDON, March 13.-The residence of John Lewis, at Llanelly, Wales, was de stroyed by fire yesterday. Three children perished in the flames, and two others were severely injured. Trusted Servants as Anarchists. PAnis, March S13.-Searches of houses in various houses for anarchists have devel oped the fact that a number of trusted ser vents in large residences are members of the order. The System Perfect. PAnts, March 13.-A revenue expert sent to the United States to examine the system of American inspection of pork, said to-day the system was as perfect as anything ,all be. Five Drownsed in a Capsize. PARIS, March 13.-A Tunis dispatch says a British smack capsized off Tunis to-day and five persons were drowned. The Great Aline Disaster. BIRUSSELS, March 13.--In the recent mine disaster 113 were killed, twenty injured, and sixty-thlee rescued unhurt. Dynamlte Found by the Police. PARTs, March 13.-The police to-day dis covered forty dynamite cartridges inn room on the Rue Dagnolet. The Alva WVon. PTARS, Marci1 13.-At the Nice regatta the Rothchilds brothers' yacht was beaten by Vanderbilt's Alva. Snow ill Gerlemaney. ]lBErI.r, March 13.-Violent snow storms prevailed to-day. Many trains were delayed. The (lrasnd I)luke of Hesse Dead. IERtLIN. March 13.-Grand Duke of Hesse died this morning. His Bride Says liHe Robbed Hler. New Yont, March 13.-Jas. Taylor, a ranohman from Taylorville, Cal., has been arrested here, charged with larceny of $800 from his wife. 'laylor claims to be wealthy. His first wife died, he inserted an advertise nent in a nlewspaper and Henriettl Cosata, of Foliriville, Irance, answered. Sihe canr e on to this city. rmot Taylor and they were married. The couple started for ''rlylor's ernch, but got no farther than Niagwra Falls, wheore it is chargred Taylor robbed his bride and deseorted her. Taylor was held or orxanination. t)verdose of Morphine. Rig May, an inmate of tho Twin Cottages on Wood street, took a big dose of mor phinl last night. 'The doctors worked over her until early this morning and brought her to again. SitO gave no lesson for want, ing to die. SPAlRKS FROM THlE WIRES. The Utah legislatu o i as rladjourned. A rumor is printed that Eganll will soon be recalled and s.ct as minister to l anzil. 11ev. S. 13. Warner, the missing St. Paul clergyman, was found att St. Louts in a detllontted condition. 1)r. E. Al. Paine, propriotor of the l'oa body hotel, Philadelphie, ihas boon arrested for eittploving a Chinese loper cook. J. A. AMedlcy, his niece, Annie Al.dley, and Felix IRurdette, were drowned in the ikanawha river, near (hrleston. W. W. Va. The Now York bank staitement showr a reserve decroeisi, of $5,015.,(XI0. Tl'h banks hold $10,1l),00Utin execus of the letIl rule. JRev. John J asper, the moat noted colored ireancher ini the worldl, atnntonies ait det or nination to take a thiid wife. 11f is now in his eightieth yoer,. It. J. 'almner killed C. W. Phlnver at Sno'aluoento, Cal., in a dispute grtowiltg out of an olrbtzzlemtient lase brought by SeMla tor Fair nigaislllt PalmeIlr. A wreck ccu: roid on the Southern PaIilic trtn miltes west of El lasNo, caused by a Iroken wheel, which ditched the ecltire( wyork train, fatally ia,jiring twot laboreurs. A fire at IBloomlieldl, lows, Friday nighIl, aid wastl the entire south siltde of the liub lie squarett, illOitldilln tIhei topera tIHse atnd runny liue snite hbuildings. 'The lohss will irobably reach $:.N0),000. Jas. F'roese, a high bl ormoun ounlciloir, hla been alrrestedtl by 11,h Ulitedl Staltes utarslhal for nitlawful cohtahitation, tirld hold io aw|itt the grand jury's actttion. Tht arrs.t otf such Irn exalted ruler ha crolctted giuat tonustsorattou in churlh oirolue. HELENA MILITARY POST. Eastern Montana is Not Very Much 'Interested in Its Estab lishment. 1Miles City Announced as a Can didat;e'for an Indian Indue trial School. Inspector Leonard Will Report to the Department as to the Point of Location. "There is a fight going on in which Mis 8aula and }ielena are at present the princi pal contestants," is the way the Stock Growers Journal puts it, and continues: ':The cause of the fight is the talked of abandonment of Fort Missoula and the nro posed establishment of a large military cost at Helena. Each of these cities has its own interests at heart, but they ask the aid of other cities in the state to secure the prizes they covet. This fight would not in terest eastern Montana muoh were it not that in a roundabout way Miles City is to be dragged into it. Bozeman desires that the state capital be situated at that beanti fill city, therefore it is in the field in a fight against Helena. Bozeman, like the princi palsin the military post fight, wants sec onds and asks eastern Montana to assist her in securing the capital. Now Miles City has been a candidate for an Industrial school for some time, and with the strong recommendation of Gen. Nelson A. Miles to the department that this is the point for the establishment of a large industrial school. "J. A. Leonard, an inspector in the In dian service, has been in Montana some little time. One object of his visit is to re port to t e department the best point in Mo.itana lor the location of an Indian in dus ial school. He has visited the Crow rese ýevatip, Billings and cities west of t4hery, has not as yet been at Miles Citj tlhe western exchanges he is cred ited with having become thoroughly sata rated with the idea that the Indian school should be situated near Bozeman and that the old Fort Ellis reservation is just the site fbr the school. Now, of course, Boze. man must be given credit for having ma tured the idea in the mind of the inspector. It is all well enough to show energy in the matter of attracting enterprises and insti tutions to individual localities, but our beautiful Bozenman should remember that she has larger chestnuts in the fire and that 'she may want to borrow some paws to stick in among the hot coals. She accuses her rival, Helena, of grasping everything in sight, if that is to be one of the stock arguments she had better not adopt a course to which it will be replied, 'you too.' "Here is a positive statement. Miles City is the place at which the Indian industrial echoaý.ahbuld be ,located if one is to be es tablished in Montana. A few of the reasons for this are apparent to any one who will recall them. An Indian school should be situated near an agency. Miles City is over ninety and 100 miles distant from the agencies in this vicinity. The location of the school here would attract the indian lads more than one at a great distance and still be far enough away to prevent the bad influence of friends and relatives. The location would be near enough to the eastern line to be available for the Sioux youth. Its proximity to Fort Keogh would have several advantages. In case of mutincy or attack the iroperty of the government would be promptly and amply protected. As it is the lolicy of the government to make soldiers of the Indians. they would be in good position to have the u ilitary inst uction so valuable in youth and the great lesson of discipline would be in stilled into trhemr early. 'I'hen if agricul ture is the natural step from the noma:dic life toward civilization then surely Custer county is undountedly the county in which the school 'should be located, as was most fully demonstrated by our agricultural di e play at the fair at Helena last fall. This is the banner farming county, and there is no better place to teach farming and make it attractive and interesting than in ai county where nature assists in crowning effort with the highest results. For these and other reasons Custer county is the place for the Indian industrial school. It has Gen. Nel son A. Miles' written endorsement for the location of the school on the Fort Keogh reservation just across the river from Miles City, its surroundings are all that could be wislhed for in placing Indian youths under gcod influences. Eastern Monrtana has de ianded very little, and ambitious cities in ihe middle and western part of the state mauet accord some ileiasure of cousnderation to this part of the state or the persimmon poles west of us will have to be elongated orusiderably before next -November, and the mteetiing of the second legislature of the trite of Montana." CONGIRESSMAN DI)IXON. Full Text of His Letter to tile Mlssoula Hoard of Trade. The following letter was written to tht Missoula board of trade before its repreo seutatives arrived at Washington: IHousl or RsruPsIr:T ArnTlis, 1 WASlmINtotON, March 2, 1892. It. A. W\VOODwAir, Esq., secretary M-is eoult board of trade, Missoula, Montana, Sir: I am in receipt of your favor of tih 23rd ult., with petitions protesting against doing away with the military post at llis soula. I amnt not sure where these lprotests can be placed to the beat advantage, whether with the secretary of war or the colunlittoo oni military affairs, to which the hill est:sb lishling a post at Helena Ihas boon referred. 1 harve therefore conclutded to hold the pro tests ai few days until Metsrs. iBieokfo:d nid iliig;ins, who 1 understand ate comingr here, may arrive. If they do not come within a few days I will present the porotests to thie committee on military asItras. I aill rof the opinio thalit the Iernrlo of M.hlsoula do not fullly urndorstland the situsf tn of aitffairs. Thie trill init:oduced does iot propose lto do awaty with ainy military post lt present established in Montitil. Whenever thtol is a it ov i mauL tiro atr rlldoli the military post at Missroula I sltll Intmst cert ailily oppose it; but i anll in favor of the bill to estahbllh a post at. .LJelitta beenuse I elieve it is that mlucth gainted for I le state, and that sunch post will rither Ie estiblishred It lieloarr or at Spoktauin, ailnd betwenu the Iwo I prefer our own state. \'hil this is tly position I nit perfectly willing to pro ser.lt iany protestt or patitoUs such as you have forwairded to Iris, andi to ilafford you oevily opportunit'y to be heard; hut ill lily rtlllioilt yoll tire calling nittelltlout to tIo situalion of atiair litt :lissoortt il it way that is lmore likely to result ill the lbandonmlentt of your post thatit if you did unthing at presentt but resertved your rtli tis ulntil it dirret aLttetmpt wats made to do away wtih the prst it Mllissoula. Your peolie, however, are the judge of this tnat tr arnd of tcourse oan tiake such steps its they thiuk bust. A post, I think, nmust be estlblishted at somie point whetre trhe North trn i'raillo iluant the (treirt Northern lines intersect; at. least, this smetis to be the military- idea of the mttter--and in this view Hlolona sacaus the beat pilace. 1 would be glad to have this letter laid before the Missoola board of trade and also published, in order to explain my position in the matter, for as far as I amn concerned I have only in view the interests of the state, and I do not feel that I should worlk against a place which has the probable ohance for the location of a military post because some other places in Mont ona may think themselves liable to lose the posts they have. 'The result is very likely to he the loss of the main post, to the state in case of opposition to Helena; and thin would not prevent, hut might hasten, the ab.andonmeno t of th Misseoula post, Yours very truly, W. W. DixoN. MANG(ILEi) 11IS WIIISKIRS. A Sportsmltan Wants i atnages for the Loss o f lls lHeard. All BIarlington county, N. I., is interested in ia suit for damages brought against soy eral well known citizens of Mount Holly andl Jobstown for cutting off the whiskers and otherwise disfiguring Rtidgway Ecknmn, of Browns' MItlls. Eckman is a capital pigeon shot and has won i number of shoot ing mathee. About a week :go Eckman went to Jobstown for it week's visit. He had plenty of money and stopped at the hotel, where lihe was soon the center of ia conviuial group. Several evenings after ward he went to sleep, and the crowd pro ceeded to decorate Iitm. If there was anything Eckman prided himself on it was his whiskers, which were long, luxuriant and shapely and extended from ear to ear. When in a thoughtful mood it was his habit to strbke them af fectionately for it while and then twist them into strings, so that the wind blew through tiem like an Meolian harp. 'They were mowed close on one side by the crowd and the other side harrowed in ridges. His hair wes similarly hacked. The following morning when he awoke and took a survey of himself in the glass he was simply stunned. His first impression was that he was traded off while lie slept for a "what in it." His apiearance on the street was greeted with peals of laughter, whereupon he howled with race. He had partially re covered to-day, buint his appearance is still far from being sightly. He has annonuced that he has begun suit to recover $2.030 damages from the authors of the indignity, one of whom is said to be in the employ of Pierre Lorillard.-GlobeDemoorat special, IT MAY MEAN WAR. Erastus Wiman |Much Troubled About tie IBering Sea Matter. CHICAno, March 13.-The well known economist and financier, Erastus Wyman, who is visiting here, talks seriously of wai between the England and the United States, as the outcome of the Bering sea complica tion. "The English government," said he, in an interview, "is under a tremendous pressere from Canada, which is in a mood to insist that Canadian sealers be'protected and given equal rights with Americans on the high seas. Besides, the coming contest in England makes it incumbent that a diversion of some kind be created to secure tory success at the polls. It is not improbable that a vigorous foreign policy during the coming summer may threaten the peace of the world. Actual hostilities are doubtful, but many a war has sprung from less serious causes. The threat of retaliation in the shape of abolition of bonding privilege, which al lows goods destined to Canada to pass through the United States without duties, and vice versa, would be a two-edged weapon far more hurtful to thecities of the United States than to Canada. If this is the only retaliatory measure Canada fears, after suffering the terrible exclusion inflicted by the McKinley bill, it will only solidify her adhesion to British connection and strengthen her determination to keen independent of the United States." A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. Fifty Tons of Peowder (;o Off in a Tunnel in Colorado. Ou!ra. Col., March 13.-A terrible ex plosion took place in the Revenue tunnel, 1Uount Snefliee, last night. The cause was a premature blast. Two rmen were killed and one wounded. The news was brought to the city Into last night by a messenger after a physician. From what was learned of him during his brief stay, the explosion was one of the most terrible that has ever occur:ed ir, this district. The men were working in the heart of the tunnel when the explosion oxplosion occurred. and rock and dirt were hulled in all, directions. Grant Itobinson Howard, Missouri, was torn to pieces by the shock. his bead beinr torn off and the body blacked and bruised. The other mran killed was Patrick Ma loney. 'IThe injured than is Pratribk Burns. I he:r was great excitementt at the mine. The drills arr operated by crmprrssed air at rr high rate of speedt and as the rock through which tihe drills are boring is very hard by tile tlme the hlo;s are four feet deep tlley get very hot. Then fifty pounds of powder vas viaced in them and It is thought it ignited by heat. SMALLEY'S NARIIORW ESCAPE. An Acclident to 'resident Oakles' Party of Toullrists. NonruLi YAIOlMtA. Wash., March 1'.-- Presi dent Oakes, of the Northern Pacific, and his party stopped here yesterday to inspect the company's property. 'I he party loft the train and took a drive around the country in ,a wag;on. 'ihe vehicle, drawn by four horses and containing NV. S. "Mui lo. ogeneral manager of the Northorn P'a cific; E. V. St:aillo. editor of the North. west magazimn', Vaiter Oakes and P1'. A. O'F.arrell, wats overturned by the current in a stream which the party attemnpted to ford. O'Farrell and (ages :reached a shallow point and Melln swam neashore, but Smalloy was carried into deep. wlater by the curr'ent and went under twice before i snanll boat reached him. .oe was tlaken to the train and soon recovered. A 'url ty (Iommercial llntlrlp.l,. Nae.w Yout, Marchi 13.--l-'ev. r. Chas. 1i. IParkhurst proached another sermaon this muorning aitaeking the admlinisttators of the city goverullatut most vigoronsly. Lan the colu:to of his sermon he said when he gavo intfo mation of law breaking to the district attorney the latter paid no litteln. tion to it. Iito thlought the reason of this was tha iet w Il'arkhurst) was 1ita "solid" with hint. 'This rconrkl was followed by a fierce attack on the 'l'unantny hall organi z:tion, ill which, nutn g otlier thingh , it was deolared: "Youn cannit got aitytliting frolli ''llllllllnuait tless solid with Tanit ulln,. 'l'tihough a man orL niighth and d.ay for the city le loves, he has no rights ''am matty ils bounlld to espeetact. 'The fact is, 'allnulmnv hall is not so nmluch of it political organization as at coluitItercial Co. IurII Lon, or d nd carrid nd crried on ill tho interests of linking the most possible out of its ollieial opportunities, Cso that whatt lth rest of us get out of T'l'allnteillny we hlav to get by lighting or paying for it." ltaltlllets at ta lDock tivo. .1 vileY ir,'rY, March 13.-Jolut (Green, night watemlllln at thile tcks, was burnIsed to deallth in ai t ire which destroyed tle dtoclk last night. It in thouuhl t it dock hilnd wits drotwned by ,jumping filln one of the ltallal Ilurllno T'I'ylln to Save ills LPrtperty (tiuatitur, O. T1., March 18.-A terrible prairie fire htas dont Hstovial thousallnld tol late danlmage illn I'itvy county. Johlt Quorry was fatally burned while attenmpting to save his property. BUDGET FOR THE NAYY, It Will Be Over $8,000,000 Less Than That of the Last Congress. The Reduction Will Not Impair the Progress of the Work. Programme for Congress This Week lRepreseatatlve 8prlnger's Condition -N'caragua; Reciprocity. WAHINIIrrON, March 18.--.eprsaentire HIerbert, of Alabama, chairman of the house committee on naval affairs, has pre pared an elaborate report to accompany the naval anpropriation bill recently re ported to the house. After calling atten tion to the fact that the bill carries an ag gregate appropriation of $23.726,823 and is over $8,00),l000 less than the amount appro priated during the second session of the "ifty-first congress for the current fiscal year, and $.)30,0() less than estimated by the department as necessary for the year covered by the bill, the report says: "We have been enabled to make the reduction without in any manner impairing the pro gress of our new navy-in great part be cause of the big surplus that will remain on hand at the end of the present fiscal year." Speaking of the refusal of the committee to recommend a large number of improve ments at the navy yards and stations, the report says: "As in anything else, the es tablishment of improvements without limit can be suggested. The committee followed the rules which should guide a prudent business man in the management of his own property and in no case refused to recommend any expenditure which seamed to be really a present necessity " On the question of increase of the navy, while the committee unanimously favored an increase in the number of ships and yards, as well as increased facilities for building armor plates, gun forgings, etc., they think every dollar available should be used to complete vessels heretofore author ixed before any is expended townad increas ing the facilities for building ships. The report ends as follows: "The majority of the committee recommended the authorization of one strong and swift commerce destroyer of the type of the New York, whose armor can be manufactured much more easily and with less delay than can the heavy armor for the battle ship. By extending the construo tion of the new vessels needed over a series of years we shall avoid the mistake and prevent the repetition in the different ships of the same error, and by keeping the ap propriations within moderate bounds each year congress will commend its programme to popular approval. The few mistakes made thus far are so insignificant that it may be safely stated our success in ship building is remalkable." THiS VEIEK IN CONGIRESS. What is Likely to Engross the Attention of the Two Houses. WASTrINOTON, March 13.-In the house the discussion of the tariff will continue. It is somewhat uncertain whether most of this weak will be entirely devoted to measures relating to the raising of revenues or to bills for spending them, but most of the time will be given the former. The army appropriation bill will probably be taken up during the week. The postoffico building bills being the unfinished business in the senate, will probably reach a vote in a day or two. The military academy ap propr ation bill is on the calendar aud will be pressed upon the attention of the sena- tors. The Indian appropriation bill will probably follow. The committee on public lands will endeavor to secure action on the bill to protect the rights of settlers ort pub lic lands and it is confidently expected the committee on judiciary will report the judicial nominations during the course of the week, in which case a lively contest will doubtless occur in executive session over the nomination of Judge Woods, of Lid iana. liepresentativo Suringer continues to im prove rapidly, and expects'to be on his feet again in a few days. To an Associated press reporter to-night he said while eating his supper: "My appetite is salendid: as soon as I am able I will go to Fortress Mon roe, and make no eoforts to resulme con gressiunal duties for three or four weeks." It is now understood that Springer will make the closing speech of the tariff de bate. Rtecliproeity WVith Niscragua. WASHINOTON, March 13.-The president to-day made public the reciprocity procla-. mation from Nicaragua, which republio agrees to admit duty free, among other things: Living animals, corn meal, fresh or dried fruits, products of cotton seed. tar, aosin, turpentine, coal, wood add Iutm ber in rough, or prepareu for building pur poses, agricultural and horticultural tools, wagons, carts and hand carte, iron and steel for rails, bridges and building, fence wire with or without barbs, etc.; all kinds of machinery for agricultural purposes, motors of steam or animal power, forges, metal water pumps, ihone, sledge hemmers, mining drills, iron piping, crucibles, iron water tanks, galvanized iron for roofs, etc., lightning rods, printed matter, bolts of all kinds, gold and silver in bullion, bars or coinl. Hill Oiff for the South. W~AHeuiSTON, Marcet 14.-Senator Hill left Washington on his southern tour to night. lie will be absent about a week. lie will go direct to Jackson, Miss. Nonator Morrill Ill. W .,smlNuiroN, March 13,-Senator Morrill, of Vermont, is critically ill with pneumo ain. lie, is 8'2 yeaus old and has been in the senate since 186thi Iredt I)ottglamis SRepresents Haytl. W .\smuo roN, March 13.--lion. Fred D)oug tass has accepted the position of represent stive of the Ilaytien government at the t\orld's fair. Stillt +,lttn:g flatter. WVASutINT(roN, Marchl3.-Secretary Blaine still eoutinues to improve. iaiseball Covltenton Il I iLtto. Eitlvrric, March 13,--ISpooial. -Cirnular letters were soot thit evoening to baseball tuen in Helena, Livingston, Billines, Miles City, Groat Falls. Dillon, Anaconda, Deer Lodgo, P'hili~sburg, Grauite, Missoula, iozenmaat and Marysville, inviting those cities to send delegates to a baseball con vention to be held in Butte on Match 36. Each city will be untitled to two reprosent ativIs. EarlltItauke its Callforala. NAPA, Cal., March 3.,-A severe shook of earthquake was experienced here this morn. ing. The vibrations were from north to south, continuing twelve seconds.