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VOL. XXXIII-NO. 44 Ten . HELENA, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL ts, 1892. PRICE FIVE CENTS lh,,h --__ GANS & -H LEIN. r ' . p - N APRIL 6TIH, 1886, J. D. WEBSTER of Philadelphia, with the aid of one hand, cleared a fence 5 feet 672 inches in height. The Quaker City has often been accused of being a trifle slow, but there was nothing particularly slow about this performance, see ing that it has never been sur passed since that time. Our Departments ELEVATOR TO ALL FLOORS. SAVE THIS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. Basement Rubber Goods. Rubber Boots. Leather Boots. Overalls and Jumpers. Oiled Clothing and Hats. Miners' Coats and Hats. Canvas. Lined Duck Clothing. First Floor --- Men's Furnishing Goods. Umbrellas and Canes. Men's Hats and Caps. Children's and Boys' Hats and Caps. Men's Trousers. Men's and Children's Shoes. Men's Underwear. Men's Flannel, Madras and Dress Shirts. Men's and Boys' Gloves. Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs. Collars and Cuffs. Men's Vests. Second Floor= =---. Boys' and Children's Suits. Boys' and Children's Waists. Boys' and Children's Underwear. Boys' Long Pants. Children's Knee Pants. Boys' Shirts. Boys' Collars and Cuffs. Smoking Jackets. Dressing Gowns. Night Robes. Blankets and Quilts. hird Floor - --- Men's Sack Suits. Men's Cutaway Frock Suits. Men's D. B. Prince Albert Coats and Vests. Men's Full Dress Coats and Vests. Men's Overcoats. Waiter Jackets. Bar Jackets. Cooks' Caps and Aprons, Valises. Summer Coats and Vests. Men's Traveling Dusters. ydraulic Hose. runks. alises. LEVATOR TO ALL FLOORS. ANS & ---HILEIL r .'uaol ' OB $1000,000, lennlal New Yo .the ports Pay That Much for .,ned, Im=s tlity From Police Interference. The Entire Force, From Superin tendent to Patrolmen, Divide Hush Money., Worth One's Life to ncur the Enmity of an Officer-A Grand Juror's Statement. New Yons, April 5.-"Thero is at least $7,000,000 collected annually from keeners of gambling dens, saloons, concert halls and houses of ill-repute and distributed among the members of the police depart ment. I say at least $7,000,000,, for a calcu lation shows that the amount is probably nearer $10,000,000." According to a morn ing paper Henry M. Tabor, foreman of the March grand jury, made the above start ling acotsation in an interview last even ing. "Against what members of the police do you direct your aceusation?" "Against the entire foree, from superintendent to patrolmen." The grand jury was not able to find any evidence inculpating the police commissioners. Mr. Tabor was asked why the grand jury did not find indictments in place of indefinite presentments against the police department. "We had Chief Inspector Byrnes and In spector Williams before us. Both these offials were more than a match for us. They knew how to cover themselves and, to use a vulgarism, they 'floored' us. We had presumptive evidence e ongh to war rant the indictment of many polioe offi cials, but while theevidence was convincing to the grand jury, we could not rely on its presentation before a trial jury. Wit nesses refrained from giving evidence from fear of the vengeance of the exposed par ties, a vengeanee in the execution of which the police would give every opportunity and assure absolute pretection." "Do you infer that witnesses feared as sassination?" "Perhaps I should not go so far as to say feared deliberate assassination, but they certainly did fear bodily harm. At all events, the poliee system in this city is such that no one can deny the danger one subjects himself to when he has incurred the enmity of any member of the fores." 'lhe general sessions grand jury, which has had the benefit of the 11ev. Dr.' Park hburst's ministrations, rejee ted on Thurs day three separate and distinct forms of presentment that their foreman had dia tated to their efficial stenographer. When they met in their spacious rooms in the general sessions at 11 o'elock next day they fell to work again. Ramer-mongers were busy in the corridors,'whieh were thronged with policemen in plain clothes.and sport ing men in clothes that were the reverse of plain. One well-known gambler, who has haunted the sorridor outside of the grand jary room for ten days to get a good look at D)r. Parkhurst and his detectives, wore a plaid spring suit that eeald be heard in lHarlem. The ramor-mongers had it that the grand jury had net only intended to make presentments, but contemplated in dicting all the higher pelise officials, from the commissioners down to sergeants, and also proposed to lie snores of indictments ngainst saloon keepers, keepers of disor derly houses and dives and gamblers. At 2:55 the warden of the grand jury and his oficers appeared in the doorway of the grand jury's outer room, and followed by Foreman 'rabor and the grand jury led the way to part one of the general sessions where Recorder Smyth presided. The court ofioers in the court room had cleared twen ty-three seats near the bar for the grand jury, and they seated themselves for a nlo iment. Then Foreman Tabor, who carried a sheaf of type-written rages in his hand, arrived. The grand jurors stood up also, and Foreman 'labor, addressing IRecorder Smyth, said: "I hold in my hand, your honor, some presentments. Is it yoar pleasure that I should read them, or simply hand them up to your honor?" "lshould prefer," replied Recorder Smyth, "to have you read them." Foreman Tabor then read' this present ment: Presentment No. 1. Owing to pub lic and general charges having been made against the eflieiency of the police depart ment in suppressing vice and arresting law breakers, the grand jury has spent consid erable time in investigating those accusa tions. It is conceded by all that the police department is splendidly organiced and is not excelled in its ability to cope with crime. 'he comparative safety of travel and freedom from disorder on the streets are evidence of the ability of the foree. It must, however, be fully conceded that certain crimes, sash as the maintenance of gambling houses anrd disorderly houses and the violation of excise law arevery prevalent and that they are not seriously interfered with by the police. The usual excuse is the dilliculty of en trance into such places (although easily ac cessible to the public), and of procuring legal evidence. An investigation of the facts rhows that few raids upon gambling antd disorderly houses are made by the police of their own volition, and rarely, if ever, by the captain personally, and in nearly al cases, action is taken by private citizens or agents of societies upon which warrants were issued and raids made. The police rules provide for recular reports by captains of police to headquarters of all gambling anud disorderly houses in their precincts, .neh reports are regularly made, and the'e is at police headquarters a long list of houses of this character, giving their erxact location and the kind of business conducted in eaeh of them. Section 282 of the consolidation act requires the police to carefully observe and inspeot all auach promises and to repress anid restrain all nulawful conduct in them and gives them the power to make arrests in such cases, with or without warrants. Seotion 285 of the consoalidation noact gives each policeman the power to report to the superintendent any such premises, and state the reasonable grounds for believing that the law is violated upen them, where uton the superintendent muay iassue his warrant without any necessity of applyins to a police justice, upon which warrant his offcers may break into the stas poeled premises and arrest any personsi found violating the law, and captuare any apparatus eusa in suoh unlawful business. A large amount of testimony has been pre sented showing the existetce and the vio lation of law in large numbers of these places. The grand jury has indicted the proprietors of some of these places antid they have been arrested under such indlot mnenta and have pleaded. In these very eases further testimony has been presented showing that there was no abatementi in these premises of the same disorderly prac tires, and that there was no appearanouce of police interference. We recommend that the owners of thie property used for immoral or illegal pur poses be held to a strict ecounttability nu der the law. and that, to faeliitate uanch work and to aid in the investtgateioa t fa tnre grand juries, a register of the names and addressees of such owners be kept by tihe police in the department, whese duty it Ihall be to notify owners wheop, in their opinion, such houses are need for immoral or illegal parposes. In our investigation of the Administra tion of criminallaw we discovered facts whiah show that the keepers of gambling houses and other evil resorts have their rspreseutative.inu the police court. Such a case occurred recently, when no agent of the society for the prevention of crime pre sented to the justice sitting at the Tombs pollie court, evidence concerning a gam bling house, reputed to be operated by one "Dink" Davis, upon which he issued a war rant. Upon the evidence submitted we are fully coovinced that the gamblers had been warned of the issuing of the warrant by an attache of the Tombs police court, and while we are not inclined to make a crimi nal indictment of any individual, yet we do not hesitate to affirm our belief that the clerk of the court was an active agent in conveying the warning. As Grand Juror Meade, folding the pre sentment, passed it to Clerk Hall, Recorder Smyth rose from his chair and said: " l'hose are very important presentments you have handed up to the court, and it will require some consideration on the part of the court before going into any extensive reply or re marks. They cover a large amount of ground, so to speak. You have investigated into the affairs of one of the most implor tant departments of the government of this city. I shall take the necessary measures to call the amttention at once of the proper authorities to those oresentmenuts which you have handed up, to the end that such meas ares may be taken na the judgment of the departments having -jurisdiction of the matters or the courts having jurisdiction over some of the matters, so that the views of the grand jury, so far as they can be car ried out, may be enforced or carried out. You have undoubtedly performed a large amount of service during the present term o.fcourt. The grand jury in the city of New York is composed of the best class of citi zens and are certainly eatitled to the re spect of the community, and any statement made by them is entitled to consideration; all of which you receive at my hands. Yon are certainly entitled to the thanks of the community, and also entitled to the thanks of the court for the manner in which you have discharged the duties imposed upon you. You are discharged from further at tendance with thanks." CLUBBED AND KICKED. Brutal Treatment of Helpless Laborers in a Railroad Camp. RUTLAND, Vt,, April 5.-Patrick McCann arrived in town Saturday night direct from Tupper's lake, in the Adirondack region, where he was working on Dr. Webb's new railroad. He left Tupper's lake two days ago, stetling away from the camp with great difficulty. Hle says that if the laborers complain they art clubbed and kicked like dogs. They are fed pork, beans and- black bread, badly cooked half of the time. After a man starts trading with the commissary he cannot get out of camp, for he will always be in debt to the company, and if he should attempt to escape officers will follow him and bring him back. "When I went to work for the company." said he. "I was promised $1.50 a day, but at the end of the month I only got at the rate of $1.12 for the month of February. After my board was paid I received $13. I had to work Sunday. too. 1 could not say anything, for I would only receive a kick and untold abuse from the boss. "I was obliged to pay 50 cents a day for boord, 70 cents for cotton socks and $4 a pair for cotton underclothes. "Some time ago the company sent south for a gang of negroes.' They would not submit to the treatment the white men re ceived. Just a few days before I left eamp a gang of Poles arrived who could not apeak a word of English. Italians won't stay there." INOT SETTLED 1 ThAT WAY. Some Questions That England Will Not Agree to Arbitrate. LONDON, April 5.-In the house of com mons to-day Henry Labouchere asked whether, in view of the fact that the Am erisan congress had authorized President Harrison to conclude treaties with other powers, providing for the arbitration of disputed questions, the government intends to communicate with the United States with the view of the negotiation of such a treaty between Great Britain and the United States. Lowther, parliamentary secretary of the foreign office, replied that in 1883 Glatlstone, then prime minister, in replying to a similar question said he was not prepared to do anything of the sort.' Although he had the same opinion as Gladstone on this subject the govern ment did not desire to give such air abrupt statement of its views, for the government, Mr. Lowther added. had shown itself not to be adverse to referring to arbitration several disputes that had arisen with for eign countries, but there are questions, such as those involving territorial and for eign rights, that the government could not pledge itself before hand to submit to arbitration. Should Ilestroy Theim at Sight. MAnRsI, April 5.-The excitement canused by an attempt yesterday to blow no the building in which the cortez meets does not abate. On the contrary, as further particulars of the attemptea outrage are learned, the public becomes more indig nant, and many throats are indulged in. It is thought here that tIhe anatclhits have been allowed too much latitude in spread ing the tenets of their faith, and there is a belief that henceforth the government should hold them as wild beasts, to be de stroyed on eight. Thi Whole City haiken. ST. P]'er'Birr URO, April 5.-Five tons of gun cotton in the stae state powder factory ex ploded last night. The whole city was shaken. The building was wiped out of existence. The bodies of nine workmlen employed in the factor y wre scattered to the winds. At first it was thought the nihil islt had begun work again, and a panic pre vailed till the true cause was made known. Adjoining factories were greatly damunged and five workmen hurt. Hiot Work lilggilug a .Vell. ]PAiiiRteuirio, W. Va., April 5.-If the temperature in the deep well now being sank at Wheeling continues to increase in proportionate ratio its the well goes dlown, it will not be a great while before that city will be able to do away with natural gas a fuel and adopt the hot air system as a less dangerous neighbor. At a depth of 1,350 feet tIhe heat is sixty-eight degrees: at 2,378 feet, uesenty-nine degrees; at 3,37J feet, ninety-two degrees: at 4,:75 feet, 108 degrees, and ait 5.11;2 feet, lit degrees. 'L'he temperature is increasing more rapidly 'ae the well is being stunk to a greater depth. If the heat poutinues to increase in similar proportions, a depth may yet be renehd when the metal boring bits will be melted. Called llack to Iiltte. Di),t.ON, April 5.--ISpealal.1-ln response to a telegram from Sheriff Lloyd, of hilvef Bow county, the local authorities plaoed under arrest Inst evening Kittie ]Lejed a young woman wanted In autte for perjiry. She wea found in a seraglio. Sheriff Lloyd came down this forenoon nlid took-;her back to Butte. Carnegle (ltes I)owte them WIag.e. PrrTaeuitr, April 5.-The 200 mtu emn ployed in the axle department of Carnegie's mill as blacksmniths, have struck against a reduction in wages. The Gold Bugs in the Senate Must Listen to the Silver Men. But They Will Endeavor to Pro vent a Vote on the Ques .-tion. Palmner Learns nomething About the Na tlon's lWards--tepublicans Play Iho Role of Obstruetlonlsts. WAArNwIroc, April t.-Senator Morgan offered an amendment to his silver resolu tion, which was ordered printed. It in structs the'finance committee to report a bill supplementary to the sot of July 14, 1890, which shall provide for the coinage of gold and silver bullion on equal terms as each metal, and -for the ipsue of treasury notes in denominations not to exceed $100, and upon the same terms and condi tions as in the act of 1890, for all the gold and silver bullion that the United States may acquire by purchase, and that any de positor who shall deposit in the treasury gold or silver bullion in quantities of not less than $100 in value, the product of mines in the United States, which has not been previously coined, shall at his option receive coin certificates for the same at the mint value of such bullion. As stated by Senator Teller yesterday, in the course of his colloquy with Senator Sherman, the silver senators are deter mined to express their views on the subject of silver in open senate, and there appears no way to stop them. The resolution. of feored to-day by Mr. Morgan as an amend inent to the set of resolutions which were yesterday placed on the calendar, while not introduced by Mr. Morgan with the in tention of causing further debate, accord ing to his own statement, may still serve for at least one day as the basis for any speeches which the silver men desire to make in the senate. It would simply be necessary to call up this or any other reso lntion introduced to-day and proceed to discuss it. Senator Wolcott, through Senator Teller, has given notice of his intention to speak on the silver question to-morrow. Here tofore in the history of the senate such no tine has always beea regarded as an equiv alent in effect to an actual order for the senate, and the body has such respect for the precedent that it would be with great relunetance that any senator would inter pose an objection if Mr. Wolcott attempted to speak. The indioetions are that the sen ate will allow the silver senators to express their views in the form of aueeches, but will immediately negative a notice to call no apv proposition on the calendar that woould' lead to a vote upon the silver quesa tion oni its merits. CITIZENS RULEI) BY AGENTS. 0Government Functionaries Established Over Legal Voters-Palmer Startled. WASINGTON., April 5.-The Indian ap propriation bill was taken up by the sen ate, the question being on Dawes' motion to strike out the provision for the assign ment of army officers to the duties of In dian agents with an amendment attached to it, offered by Hawley, that whenever the president shall be of opinion that the good of the service especially requires it he may appoint a civiiian. Pettigrew moved to strike out of the general provision Haw ley's amendment and to insert in lieu thereof the following: "The president is authorized to detail officers of the United States army to ant as Indian agents at all agencies where he shall deem such action for the benefit of the service." Palmer ar gued against the policy of the house pro vision. In the course of his argument and of interruptionsae by other senators he ap peared to be startled and surprised by learning that there were Indians who were United States citizens and voters. He was informed by Pettigrew that the Sisseton Indians, of South Dakota, were citizens of the United States and vot ere, having taken their land in severalty. and yet they had agents over them. Allen told him that in the state of Washington there were 600 on a reservation immediately adjacent to the city of Tacoma who were citizens of the United States and voters, controlling in all local affairs, even down to precinct and county matters. Mr. Palmer confessed that the fact that United Statle citizens had agents over them was startling to hint. It might be true, as a matter of fact, but it was startling asa matter of law. Manderson alluded to the charge that ran cid bacon had been supplied to the Sionux reservation. He read an ollicial report of the board of examiners on the bacon in question, showing that the first lot, 128,000 pounds, was not of this class; that the sec ond lot, 27,000 pounds, could not be issued in its entirety because it was nmouldy and in a rancid condition, and that the third sot, 121,000 pounds, was totally unfit for food. IIEIAYINC PUILIC BUSINESS. The R Iepublicans Engalgo in Filibustering Tactics lil the IHouse,. WAMHvINOTON, April l5.--'lThe republicans of thie house, for the lirst time this session, resorted to filibnstering, and the enormous democratic majority of two-thirds found It impeossible to overcome the skillful tactics of their representative, Burrows, and force the free wool bill to a vote. It had been rtlrorod for some time that the democrasts would attempt to pass the Springer bill be- fore the close of the legislative day, in order that it smight have political otfeot in aiding the democrats to carry iRhode Island. What ever intentions there may have been sonie days ago of rushing this bill through the hoese, there is no doubt that the pnl was finally abandoned before the departure of 'lChairman Spriuger yesterday for Virginia beach. It had been generally understood by members that it had blen agreed by the commtittee on walv and imeans, dentoorats aud rurnblicans alike, that inmmediately after the house went into committee of the whole a Ivote shoulld be takent without debate on it. BIorrows' amendutent was pending, to strike out "wools" front the pret section. The effect. of this anuendatent is intended to strike out the sense of the bhill. When McMillmn rlosed the debate on the first section, lint ited to one hour, the republiaons moved that two hours be accorded. P'onding the deersion of the question Speakser Crist spoke shiarply to Biurrows, in a ulnuner which that geotleitant resented, and itt polled the republicans to resort to fllibus taring methode to accomtplish their lends. tUnder the rules the demtocrats wore power less, and the house finally adjourned. There is no intention ott the part of the coom mnitten to reso:t to cloture, and the fight will continue to-morrow with both sides arrayed as they were when the flag of tt co was raised this evening. lMovilmtelta uo I)lploltHatc. W. atNtt'rroN, April 5. - Mr. \Vhitultw IlRid, United istates minister to rraune, called on the president this morning, in company with ecretary Blaine. He pre sented a draft of the extradition treaty concluded with France and it will be trans rilted to the senate for action. It is said at the department of state that Minister Egan has been granted leave of absence to visit the United btates, and that MeCreery will act as United States charge d'nffaires until the minister returns to his post at iantlago. T'Jhe Comlng of Chinese. WAonIm'IroN, April ti.--Dolph moved that the house hill to absolutely prohibit the coming of Chinese persons in the United States be laid before the senate and re ferred to the comnolttee on foreign rela tions. lie said the house, instead of acting on the senate bill on the subject, had paeeed an ndtepndesnt bill, as if it was the inten tion of the house it prevent any legislation on the subject. The bill was referred to the committee on foreign relations. 'H'IIEY ARMIC I,)IO(;CILATS. And WIll Abide by th.e ,ecisilon of the Party's Hligh T'ribunal. .UrViAro, April 5l.--A thousand men bear ing banners and transparencies and headed by a band of mausic, escorted ex-Hecretary Charles N. Fairchild, ex-Mayor William Grace, and lion. Frank L. Thornton to-night to Music hall, where were gathered 2,000 people to hear their protesre agrinst the "snap convention," and their reasons for their revolt against the alleged bossism which dictated andt dominated it. The assemblage included many ladiesn,ome republicans and a few lill democrats. The meeting was practically of one mind, however, and the only dissenting voice heard was raised by a semi-inebriated individual, who was promptly ejected. Much enthusiasm was shown, particularly at the trenchant satire of Frank L. Thorn ton, whose pungent theory kindled the au dience to a fever hleat. John Ire bacher, president of the Erie county democratic club, a new organiza tion formed by Cleveland men, called the meeting to order and nominated Mayor Chas. H. Bishop to preside. His honor spoke hopefully of the great movement to secure proper representation of the demoo racy as a narty at the national convention. and briefly reviewed the history of the movement which prompted this meeting. Ex--ecretary of the Treasury Fairchild was the first speaker. In part lie said: "We propose to prove our case by going to the people, by going to our constituency, and asking them to give us our credentials with which to go to Chicago to represent them. We propose to present our case to the national convention, to address ourselves to the reason and judgment of those who sit in judgment upon our case, and, too, we propose to abide the result loyally and faithfully; and all we ask of our opponents is that they recognize our right to present our contest, and that they be prepared as we are to abide by the de cision of the last tribunal of the party." Ex-Mayor Grace, of New York, and Hon. Frank L. Thornton spoke. RHODE ISLAND'S OLIGARCHY. How the Rich Republicans Corrupt the Poor Wage-Earners. PROVIDENCE, RI. I., April 5.-The rank and file of the democracy of Rhode Island are poor. They work in the mills of the cotton lords whose fine residences dot the shores of lovely Narragansett bay. They earn $6, $7 and $10 a week, and they yearn for something more than bare existence for their wives and daughters. It is no wonder that many poor men fall vie tims to the approaches of the agents of the rich party that is in power. The republican oligarchy is never ruled by sentiment. It regards elections from a practical standpoint. If a manufacturer thinks his tax assessment is too high he corrupts a town in order to control a board of tax assesasrs. This is the condition that prevails in the town of Warwick, with 14,000 inhabitants. The people remember the memorable state eliction when Heury Lippitt, a millionaire manufacturer, spent $60,000 to elect him self governor. They can recall the large asum of money that Royal C. Taft, of Provi denoce, gave out to secure a similar position. Also is the circumstance reviewed that Governor 'left refused a second nomina. tion, because he did not wish to spend the large amount of his honestly acquired wealth that the boss of the republican ma chine demanded as the price of his support. In West Greenwich, on an election day, may be observed some of the queerest feat ures of the peculiar Rhode Island practices. The town is a backwoods locality. It is rough and sterileand the population dimin ishes with each census. 'lhe people are generally miserably poor. On election day the men congregate at Noose Neck hill. "There are politics in West Greenwich," said a leader of these odd people the other day. Up there they are all for what they can get when they go up to the hill, and it is no false libel upon this uncouth community to charge that nine out of ten of the voters will vote as they are paid to. THE DISCREDITED CENSUS. I'lladelphlia' Schedules of Manufactures RIeduced by $53'-,000o000. PuII.ADELI'tu.t, April .--Charles Heber Clark, chief special agent, in his report to Supetintendenlt of Census Porter upon the re-examination of certain schedules of the eleventh census of manufactures of Phila dolphia, says the result may be stated in a general way as follows: Total number of schedules of all classes re-examined, 2,71i; total number found to be incorrect, 1,111; total number found to be correct, 1,605. The total amount of product which must be iet aside' in wards reported in the orig inal schedules without warrant is $52. 17,1, 801. (lne of the establishtlmnts thrownt out ase the United States mint, with a product of more than $24,(l)0,i0,0. The ielloduluet, the report continues, sub jected to those corrections may be grouped tlnder thIre heads. duplications, repudia tiont and exaggerations, the latter being by far the most serioues. "Making an geuerous allow, ceo for ignor aiuce and for human fallibility," fays Mr. ('lark, "there is still a largec reomainder of incorrect returus, the existence of which must be ancounted for upon othller grounds." A MnItat'alg Eivil. 'l. l.Aut., April ..--'Th' legislative wheat investigating committee is busy preparing its report for the year. A number of con clusionu have been leached as a result of Its work. The teport, among other things, says: "The producing interusts of thut state are at this time, and have been for smt)e time past, the victimsll of grain ma nipulato:s throughount the country. Chi cago splooulators have often depressed prices, which involves a great loss to farm. ers. 'lhe omlulittee will, hereafter, sug gest an appropriate resolution to the leg islature to umeet this menacing evil." Sollth i aklta L)ue.lonls. tr. Pl'lv, April 5.--The South Dakota supreme court totday at Pierre decided that private parties may do banking busi ness without incorpotating. It has also sustained the prohibition law in its on tirety. RLttlbbed thei. Iulse Postat.ltlie. iont.o , Idaho, April 5.-Two masked men entered the postofllce last night and, at the point of their pistols, compellud Postmaster Leonard to hand over $1,201O in cash. The robbers escaped. A BLILLRD RAMPANR: Composite Weather, in Which the Elements Are All Disagreeable and Destructive. Falling Temperature, Heavy Snow and Blustering Winds in the Northwest. Train Service Blocked in Several Places Cattle P'erlsh on the Ranges-Cy clones Also Abroad. ST. ['AUL., April 5.--Yesterday's storm passed all over the northwest. The extent of the storm was but hinted in the earlier reports. 'Ihe blizzard continued most of the night around Miller, S. D., and snow drifts eight feet deep are now to be seen. Hundreds of head of stock wandered with the storm, many of which probably per ished. One freight train has been stalled in the snow there since yesterday. The un paralleled storm of rain and snow which raged at Aberdeen, S. D., the atst three days, ceased early this morning and the sun is now shining brightly. The fall of snow is simply tremendous and In conse quence trains are tied up. A north and west line of mixed trains on the Milwaukee road laid in the snow all yesterday after noon and night. The through Chicago passenger on the Northwestern got no further than itedtleld on this line, but turned there and went back. The blockade is the worst experienced in a long time. The country districts will be wellnigh im passable for days to come. At Hudson, H. D., it is reported that the snow storm yes terday blockaded the west and north branches of the Chicago & Northwestern road, the north-bound train last night only reaching Redfield, returning this morning. No trains have been sent out or have ar rived from the west since noon yesterday. The lines in other directions are open. Snow plows and snow shovelers are work ing north and west. The Great Northern trains are also interrupted. The rainfall was the greatest ever known here in April. Mowed a Great Swath. LOUIRVILLE, By., April 5.-At tRusselville last night the storm destroyed trees, fences, barns and houses in a track four miles long and several hundred yards wide. Elvis Shelton's house was demolished and Kate Shelton, a relative visiting the family, had several bones broken and received danger onus internal injuries. Every member of the family received hurts and injuries, but none were seriously injured. The house of Samuel Brotherford was also destroyed, but no one was hurt. Heavy Losses of Cattle. GUTHUIE, O. T., April 5.-The late cold snap and storms have caused great loss of cattle" in the Indian territory. In the Chickasaw country the losses are 20 per cent. In the Creek country hundreds are dead and more are dying daily. In the Comanche and Kiowa reservation the loss is greatest. Thousands have died and more are dying fast. Buildings and Stock Destroyed. COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Ia.. April 5.-A cy clone yesterday destroyed a number of buildings at Cairo. No was seriously in jured. A dispatch from Ogalalla, Nob., anys: The storm yesterday drifted cattle and live stock into the Platte river. Many were chilled to death. The loss will be heavy. Growing in Violence. RED LA~iE FALLS, Minn., April 5.--The furious blizzard that has been raging here for the past twenty-four hours is growing in violence. It is feared there will be loss of life on account of the small supply of fuel kept in reserve by inhabitants. Train Service Abandoned. iEDFIuELD, S. D., April 5.-A terrible storm of sleet and high wind is prevailing, practically suspending all business. Train service on the Northwestern was abandoned here. There are four inches of snow on a level. Cyclone at Bridgeport. lhlurDEoron, Ill., April 5.-A cyclone last night damaged the Presbyterian and Meth odist churches and several residences and totally demolished a number of barns, kill ing several horses. Some Miraculous Escapes. SEAR.I , Ark., April 5..-A cyclone passed over the southwestern uortion of this county yesterday. No lives were lost, but some miraculous essapes were made. AVOID PAYING CIOMMISSIONS. Ily rorming a Combination Among Them selves-A Rlttlroad Move. CilncAno, April 5.-It has just leaked out here that a combination has been forced, or is being forced, between the Vanderbilt and Pennsylvania lines in the east and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. l'aul, the Chicago & North western, and the Atchisou, Topeka At Santa Fe in the west, by which these companies agree to discontinue the payment of coom uiessions to each other's atents. The con tidsration is a division or interchanl("- of plssouger business in ascordance with istt) gureelient entered a few weeks anI, nit.l which means the exclusion, so far a Ips - sible, of all other lines from participation in this business. The roads which are prno Steally boycotted by this arrangement are the IRock Island, the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City. and the Chicago & Alton inl the west, the Grand Trunk. the Erie, the Baltimore & Ohio and their connecting lines in the east. A Cowardly Deputy. ST. PAUL, April 5.-When Sheriff Spen cer, of Whitmuan county. Washington, was wounded in the left side Friday, near Dav enport, in that state, he fired while froa. trated and killed Allen, leader of the gang of hobse thieves. Frank Young, a fellow officer, lied instead of standing by Spencer. Spencer's wounds were not necessarily fa tal, but being left alone he bled to deathl 'the horse thieves garhord about and taunted the brave oficer while he was dy ing. His body was brought to Spokane yesterday. Great indignation in felt to ward Young. A Wa.Vrm Ilection ('ontestl OnrmsAt, Nob., April 5.-South Omanha never had such an exciting election as that which terminated this evening at sundown. The city is overwhelmingly democratie. I)uring the municipal campaign the demo orate have been split and a mnost bitter feeling has prevailed. Several fllhts and arrests occulred at the polling places, bit no one was seriously Injured.