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VLXX Ix.No. Si. HELENA4 MONTANA. WEDNESDAY MORNING. APRIL 18.19.PIErv3ET
GANS & -I¶LEIMN. ON APRIL 13TH, 1868, the English, tinder General NAPIER, captured Magdala, the capital of Abyssinia. King THEODORE had mas sacred 3oo prisoners four days previously, and, fearing prompt vengeance, he killed himself as the enemy took possession of his stronghold, NAPIER, who was made- a peer, took the title of Lord NAPIER of Magdala. - ~TO _ Mothers. We have the most interest ing and attractive line of Boys' and Children's Wear in stock at the present time. Our Gollege Mortars -AND Turkish Fez Gaps Are very piquant. Our Square-Grovrned * Boys' Derbys Are very desirable. Our Boys' Fedoras are just the thing for dressy youths. Besides, a very extensive line of all styles of garments for Boys and Chil dren at popular prices. ANS & BATILE WITH RUSILES Cattlemen March Down Upon Them and a Lively Fight Ensues. Each. Bide Galls For Reinforce ments and Much Trouble Is Anticipated. State Militia May Be Called Out to Quell the Disturbance- Several Men Reported Killed. BTWyALO, Wyo., April 12.-Fnll particu lars cf a fight at the T A ranch have just been received. The first intimation of in tended invasion by the cattlemen was at message saying a train of armed and mounted men were unloaded at Caspar. The rustler! and small cattlemen had little time to prepare for a defense, as the cattle men arrived soon after, and at once at tacked the K C ranch. A posse of rustlers was sent to the rescue, but when they ar rived the cattlemen had done their~work and left. A house was burned and the dead bodies of Nate Champion and Dick Ray were found in the ruins. Jack Flag, the notorious leader of the rustlers, arrived at (he K. C. ranch during the prog ress of the battle and had torun the gaunt let of the cattlemen to escape, but the oat tlemen burned his wagon with the house. Leaving the K. C. ranch the cattlemen started for Buffalo and the ruastlers organ ized and went to meet them. The cattlemen took shelter in the T. A. ranch, which the rustlers surrounded, and at daylight Monday the battle began. Shots were exchanged all day, but the number of killed and injured cannot at present be learned. One of the cattlemen escaped from the ranch, pre sumalily to get reinforcements. 'The re sults of to-day's operations are not yet known. Geo. Green was brought to Buffalo yesterday badly wounded, the man asserting that be had shot himself accidently. It is thought be is one of the cattlemen participating in the fight. The rustlers are scouring the coun try for reinforchments, which axe rapidly coming in. The acting mayor of Buffalo has called on the governor for the state militia to assist the sheriff in quelling the disturbance. Government Troops Will Aid. CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 12.-Governor Barber to-night received a telegram from President Harrison saying he had ordered the secretary of war to concentrate a sufficient number of soldiers from Fort McKinney to co-operate with the state authorities in effecting a settlement of the present difficulties between cattlemen and rustlers. DISASTROUJS..JLOODS. Many Lives Lost and Millions of Property Destroyed by Water. NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 12.-The appall ing character of the floods in northern Mississippi is just beginning to be realized. Hundreds of lives have been lost. Last night one man rowed several miles in the dark on a raft with twenty-six bodies he had picked up. The flood came so esd denly that no one was prepared. All sorts of crafts are being improvised to go to the rescue of survivors, perched on the highest ground without food or shelter. The loss of property is over $1,000,000. A Watery Grave. NEw ORLEANS, April 12.-The reported loss of life and property by the floods of the Tombigbee river have been confirmed. The citizens of Lowndes county, Missis sippi, will petition Congressman Allen to ask the government for aid, as their own means are inadequate. The losses of life are variously estimated from fifty to 200. The losses of live-stock are beyond compu tation, but will be enormous. EARTHQUAKE IN NEW YORK. Two Distinct Shocks Pelt-People Thor oughly Frightones but Nose Killed. ALDANY, N. Y.. April 12.-Two distinct earthquake shocks were felt throughout Montgomery, Warred and Otsego counties this morning. The first occurred at 11:23, and lasted thirty seconds. The second oc curred two minutes later. In Johnstown and Coopereville, people rushed wildly from their houses, thoroughly frightened. The rattling of dishes, falling ofjplaster, rumbling of buildings and vibrating of lamps appear to be the only result. Badly Shaken Up. UTICA, N. Y., April 12.-Two distinct and quite severe earthquake shocks were felt in this city to-day, about four minutes apart. The first was felt at 11:50 a. m. Both were accompanied by a rumbling noise as dis tinct as thunder. Reports from Holland Patent, Westernville. Alder Creek and a number of places in this and other counties say both shocks were felt in the country and in some instances the shocks were severe. In this city several instances pendulum clocks were stopped. Shock on the Mohawk. FONDA, N. Y., April 18.-Inhabitants of the Mohawk valley were startled about noon to-day by a shook of earthquake. The vi bration lasted but a second or two, and was felt throughout the valley and Montgomery county. Two Suicides at Spokane. SPOKANE. April 12.-[Sneoial.-There were two suicides in the city to-day. Henry Massey, a brother of V. M. Massey, a quite prominent man here, took strychaine this morning at 10 o'clock. No reason is yet known. He leaves a family. Jack Wolff, a Rambler, who was a great friend of Al Leighton recently accused but acquitted of murdering his mistress, and was with him the day Mrs. Leighton took her life, out short his earthly career this afternoon by morphine. He had been drinking heavily for some time. Republican League Convention. HOr SamCNos, Ark., April 12.-J. S. Clark son said to-day the republiann national League convention would probably be held at Buffalo the last week in June, being !n session the same time as the demoaratie iational convention at Chicago. Ili Democratic Scoop. ArOnAN. N. Y., April 12.-Mayor James II. Manning and the entire democratic ticket was re-elected by 15,000 majority, sad eighteen out of thirty-one supervisors. gianning is a sun of ex-Booretary of the Iressury Daniel Manning. FOREIGN NEWS. Ten Villages In Austria Laid Waste by Iflames, VrenuA, April 12.-Ten villages in Hunn gary have been burned. The spread of the flames was assisted by dry and windy weather. Large stores of corn and many head of cattle were burned. Five persons were killed and thousands made homneless. Leonfelden was almost totally destroyed by fire. 100 barns and other buildings burning at the same time. One person wee killes and several were injured. A forest fire is raging in Moravia. A fireman was killed, A chest of dynamite cartridges was stolen at Soheibe, in lower Austria, to-day. Anarchists In Brazil. LoNroN, April 12.-The Brazilian em bassy has made public a Rio dispatch stating that the seditious movement was promoted by anarchists, under pretence of celebrating the recovery of Ex-Dictator Fonseca. 'It was promptly suppressed by the government. As some of the support ers of the movement are members of con "ross, the government proelaimed a three days' state of siege. Order was maintained and the liberty of the press and postal and telegraphic communications rebpected. The communication explaine recent reports of political troubles. British Marines Comning. MONTREAL, April 12.-The Canadian Pa cidi authorities have received a telegram to the effect that 250 sailors and marines destjned for the Pacific squadron would sail on the steamer Carthagenian from Liverpool for Halifax. From there they will take a Canadian Pacific special train, which will leave at once for the Pacific coast. It is believed that the present de tachment is being sent over to reinforcethe crews already doing duty in Pacific waters, Only a Small Failure. LONDON, April 12.-Borrowman, Phillips & Co., grain commission merchants, rumors concerning whose solvency created a flurry in wheat in the United States yesterday, is a very small concern. The firm'has been on the ragged edge for years. The liabili ties would not exceed £200. The grain markets here and on the continent for the past two days have been strangely affected by bogus European news received by way of the United States. Becoming Americanized. CnrTNAnuA, Mexico, April 12.-Primary conventions in imitation of the American system were held recently throughout the state of Chihuahua, and Saturday last a convention of chosen delegates was held in the city of Chihuahua. This convention endorsed Gen. Diaz for a third presidential term and Senor Miguel Ahumada was nom inated for governor by a vote of thirty nine to three. Incendiary Fires in Vienna. VIENNA, April 12.-Incendiary fires con tinue here, but owing to the extraordinary precautions of the authorities little dam age has been done so far. The fires are attributed to the anarchists, but it is be lieved that many are set with a view of robbery during the excitement. A similar state of affairs is reported at Lyonfelden, Upper Austria. A Desperate Lover. LoNDoN, April 12.-A man named Hamil ton, residing at Melksham, Wiltshire, en gaged to be married to a young lady, be came convinced that the uncle of his fiance was seeking to influence a break of the en gagement. killed him and also killed a. po liceman who tried to arrest him. He was then overpowpred and locked up. Six Thousand Houses Burned. LONDON, April 12,-A dispatch from Tokio. Japan, says a fire there Sunday de stroyed 6,000 houses. Fifty persons are known to have lost their lives and a num ber are still missing. Will Visit America. LoNnoN, April 12.-It is announced that Prince George, of Wales, will visit America in 1893, will attend the World's fair and then return to England. Acquitted by Public Sentiment. MoDESTo, Cal., April 12.-Julia Omera, daughter of Dennis Omera. a farmer living near town, was on trial before Justice Whitby to-day, charged by her father with attempting to poison him. He testified that drinking water furnished by his daughter had a bitter taste, and on the morning of March 28, after drinking some ten which she poured for him, he was seized with convulsions and physicians with difficulty saved his life. The effects were these of strychnine. Despite the tes timony and statement of the district at torney and evidence plainly against the girl, the district attorney's motion to dis miss the ease prevailed, public sentiment having been aroused by the evidence that Omera compelled his daughter to arise be fore daybreak and engage in plowing and other farm work. Food for the Starving. NEW YogR, April 12.-About 200 people attended this afternoon at the pier of the Inman line, on invitation of Rev. Dr. Tal mage, to assist in asking God's blessing on 280,000 pounds of flour, representing the first instalment of 1,000,000 pounds, which the Christian Herald promised to send to the famine districts of. Russia by the steamship Conenaugh, which will sail in a few days. The Color Line Drawn. DALLAS, Tex.. April 12.-There are 400 delegates to the white republican league convention here. Most of them declare they are ready to "cut loose from the nigger" and build up a white republican party in Texas. The color line was drawn in this state for the first time. A state ticket will probably be nominated. Went His Full Limit. CnIoAoO, April 12.-While the bulabaloo was all out of the wheat pit to-day, Par tridge instead of raising another hurricane by attempting to break the price to the fa vorite "70 cents a bushel," took advantage of the prevailing weakness and purebased steadily all day. To-night he proclaimed the safe entirely out of way bills. Unearthed the Dead. DuNuen, Pa., April 12.-The remains of the last of the twenty-nine miners en tombed in the Hill Farna mine two years ago were recovered to-day. Two bodieb were found yesterday and there were three more taken out this afternoon, which ac counts for all lost. Oppose the Chinese Exclusion Act, lloeTow, April 12.-The Congregational ministers of Boston and vicinity $o-day adopted a resolution emphatically condemn. lg the Chinese exehltsion act, and request ing Massachusetts sonators to prevent its adoption by the United States senate. Two Hundred Thousand Dollar siri. MANarowoo, Wis., April 12.-The works of the Manitowoc Manufacturing company burned. Loss, $200,000. The company manufactured opera chairs land school fur niture. SIEtAAI ON FREE SILYER He Charges the Administration With Unfair Discrimination in Silver Purchases. Certain Legislation That Is De manded by the Necessities of the Country. Senator Chandler Characterizes Senator Palmer's Constitutlonal Amendment Proposition as Abortive. WASurINTON, April 12.-The resolution offered by Stewart yesterday in relation to the purchase of silver and the coinase of standard silver dollars was taken up in the aenatf. After an amendment by Sherman inserting the words "and a detailed state ment of the amount parokased each day," Stewart addressed the senate on the sub ject. He was not sure, he said, that he fully understood the last monthly state ment of the treasury department as to the financial condition of the treasury. Hav ing sited figures as set forth in the April statement, he remarked that the entire amount of gold in the treasury in excess of outstanding Gold certiAcates was less than one-eighth of the silver and paper for which, the redemption demand might be made qa it. Stewart gave the amount of gold in the treasury as $125,815,000. He said if the gold standard was to be main tained the silver act of 1890 would have to be repealed, and the secretary of the treas ury would have to be authorized to sell bonds in order to accumulate gold enough to redeem the silver coin and paper money now outstanding, but no public man, he said, would dare make such a monstrous proposition. If, however, sil vqr was maintained as money, the silver in the silver dollar would have to be made equally valuable as gold in the gold dollar, and that should only be done through the coinage of silver on the same terms and conditipos as applied to the coinage of gold. Re spoke of the unfavorable dis position of the president and administra tion toward silver, and mentioned that it was a mttter of common report that sell ers of silver to the government were given time to deliver the silver to All their orders after they occupied the market and kept others out, thus depressing prices. Whether this was true or not would be shown, he said, when the secretary of the treasury sent his answer to the pending resolution. In conclusion, he declared the people of the United States would not stop agitation on the subject until silver was restored to the place which it had occupied previous to the unfortunate legislation of 1873. The reso lution went over till to-morrow. Morgan expressing his intention to speak upon it for a brief period. YtERRY 1ITSKICS PLAN8. He Is Preparing a Very Valuable and In structive Agricultural Exhibit. WASHINGTON, April 12.-Secretary Rusk, of the government department of agri. culture, is preparing what is certain to be pronounced a marvelous agricultural ex hibit. It will be at once a 'striking demon stration of the broad scope and efficient work of the department of which he is the head, and a school of instruction for all who are interested in agricultural matters. It will include full illustrations of various insect depredations, a mammoth globe rep resenting graphically the history of pleuro pneumonia and its remarkable extermina tion in America; a model of the famous Death Valley, with its strange fauna and flora; and a working set of a modern weather station's outfit. Under the imme diate supervision of Expert Hubbard the most complete and comprehensive collec tion of grains ever made is being prepared, with the co-operation of the farmers in this country and in foreign parts. Samples of wheat grown an every county in the United States will be shown. Grains from Peace river in northern Canada, to Patagonia, from Russia to India, will be in the collec tion; every seed picked by hand and the varieties arranged by tasteful glass com partments with labels indicating the name, place, weight and effects of the soil and climatic conditions. There are now col lected 2,000 samples of wheat, 1,000 of oats, 5.000 of rye, 3,000 of barley, 300 of buckwheat, 1,500 of corn (besides the ex hibit of corn in the ear) and proportionate numbers of the various other grains and garden products. An efort is being made to secure from Egypt One of the original father wheat plants. OPPOSED TO PALMER'S BILL. Chandler Declares That He Is Not Ready for the Proposed Amendment. WAsIwNGTON, April 12.-The joint resolu tion heretofore introduced by Palmer pro posing a constitutional amendment for the election of United States senators by the people was taken up. Chandler. addressed the senate in opposition. The time might come, he said, when he would be convinced that such a proposition might be submitted, but he could not be convinced of it at the present tine. He would therefore state some objections to it. He said he did not propose to gratify the Farmers' alliance by voting for a constitutional amendment for which he thought there was no occasion. He spoke of evil causes, and argued that the present system of electing senators was less liable to fiend and abuse: criticised Palmer's allusion to (Gen. Logan's election to the senate as a ti ick. Palmer disclaimed any intention of reflecting on Logan and gave the history of the Logan election. Chandler urged another objection to be the present degraded condition of suffrage in the United States. Palmer replied to Chandlor's allusions to his political history. and said he left the republisan party when it left its own principles and became a tariff and protectionist party. lie had no fear of the popular vote. While the repub lican party was devoted to the uses for which it was seeds no grander or nobler party existed. It was only after it fell into the hands of mtn who used it for the ad vancement of private interests that it be came a woe to the country of which it was. Cullom asserted that there was no fraud in Gen. Logan's last election to the senate. COOPER EXI'LAINSi. lie lakes a Statememnt Itelative to His Connectlon With Pension NraudsI. WAsuINoTON, April Wi.--In the house to day Cooper (Ind.) made a personal expla intion relative to the testimony taken by the Iltium Investigating coinuittce. It proceeded with continued calls to order, and the speaker finally said the gentleman's remarks were addressed more to assailing itinu than answering any charge against himaslf. It was false that he (Cooper) told Mllorgan that liorsey would work for hins for pay. and the witness denied that he ever asked or accepted a cent for service growing out of his co iflon with public affairs. Cooper the ferred to the charge that he authorized ring and Slasher to print signatures on thousands of imitation con gressional slips, and said Maring came to him and said he desired to use the witness' name in calling up cases of "the boys." The witness knew nothing of the penuson laws at that time, and on Maring's repre sentation that it was a usual thing made exhibition of calls signed by Senator Torpie, who gave his consent, but with the under standing that the privilege was to be used only for soldiers in the witness' district. Learning afterward that Maring was calling up cases from all over the country, wrote to Tanner that he ex pressly limited the privilege to soldiers in his district. Baum either de stroyed or suppressed the whole of this cor respondence, if it was produced Baum's criticism would be answered in advance. In regard to the affidavit of David L. (lilt which laum submitted to the affect that Commissioner Black threw 5,000 of the witnese' slips in the waste basket, Cooper said he, did not become congressman tp til Black went out of office. Cooper said Baum was guilty of a deliberate falsehood in calling attention to Hersey's use of the witness' name on the call slips, and saying he made no discovery that Heresy need any other members' names, when the very pa pers he filed showed five other members' names. The witness submitted letters be tween himself and Commissioner Tanner showing that he sent a sample of the slip to ianner, asking if it was proper for him to give attorneys permission to use them. The commissioner replied most assuredly not. The next letter was one from Cooper, directing Maring and Slasher to discon tinue the use of the slips. Repairs of the Mohlean. WAenncoa'o, April 12.-The navy depart ment is informed that the United States ship Mohican has gone to Esqeimault, B. C., to be docked in the British navy yards for necessary repairs, occasioned by run ning on a rock and losing about ten feet of false keel. The secretary of the navy to day received a telegram from Tacoma mer chants protesting against the Mohican go ing to an English dry dock when she might haye been repaired just as well at Tacoma. The secretary says he is not aware that the Tacoma dry dock is finished or capable of receiving a vessel of the size of the Mohb can, and as the Mohican was en route to Bering sea it is easier to have her repaired at Esquimault than to bring her back to San Francisco. Montana Mineral Lands. WAsannrowT, April 12.-[Special.]-At torney Minaught finished his argument in the matter of the Montana mineral lands to-day, and Bonere concluded. He said that the company would accept lieu lands within its indemnity belt in Montana if it should be determined to reach a solution of the problem. Mr. Power, of Montana, states that he believes in the case of this kind that a compromise should be reached, and that as this would settle all the mineral claims in his state and allow the mining industry to proceed uninterrupted, it is the best thing that can be done. Too Absurd To Be True. WASHuNGTON, April 12.-J. R. Dodge, sta tistician of the agricultural department, furnishes a long statistical reply to the ree olutions adopted by the St. Louis Cotton exchange charging the laest agricultural de partment report as being erroneous in con clusion as to wheat and cotton. Dodge says: "The resolutions are unworthy the intelligence of an American commercial as sociation. That a band or specnlators suf fering from their own raslijess and mad judgments should so stultify themselves as to defy open facts, the production and dis tribution of which is published daily by the commercial press of the two continents, is past comprehension." Arnie for National Guards. WAScHINGTN, April 12.-Representative Lane (Ill.), from the committee on mili tary affairs, to-day reported to the house a bill authorizing the secretary of war, upon application of a governor, of a state or territory, to issue, for the sole use of the national guard of such state or territory, any three half-inch muzzle-loadink rifle field guns, wrought iron, or 33-10-inch breech-loading rifles, field guns, steel or machine (Hotchkiss or GatlinR), or rapid fire guns, with implements and harness for same, which may be on hand and not needed immediately for service by the regu lar forces. Asked for Aid. WAsHINoTON, April 12.-In the house Allen (Miss.) asked unanimous consent foi the present consideration of a joint resolu. tion anpropriating $50,000 for the purpose and distribution of subsistance stores tc the sufferers from the overflow of Tombig bee river and tributaries. Kilgote (Texas) objected and the resolution was referred. The World's Fair Appropriation. WAsmrINToN, April 12.-The World's fair committee met this morning and heard arguments in support of the bill'appropri ating $7,500,000 aid for the World's fair. John Boyd Thatcher, of New York. vice president, and Odell, of the Chicago direc tory, spoke in favor of the bill. Favored by the President. WASHINGTON, April 12.-The president to day sent to the sanate the nomination of Win. C. Ralston, appraiser of merchandise at San Francisco. Capitat Notes; The house Tuesday passed the urgency deficiency appropriation bi!l. It carries $,1,022,030. The president to-day issued a proolania tion opening the Cheyenne and Arapahoe reservation April 19, at 12 o'clock, noon. Senor l'oraza, the Vonezuelan minister, received a message from the Venuzelan minister of foreign affairs, dated Caracas, April 12, saying: "Peace is assured. Goerral tranquility prevails throughout the country." 1ied No Jnurisdletioa. SAN FRANCISCO, April 12.-The case of the schooner La Minfa, Thomas WhitelAw owner, against which a libel was filed in the United States district court of Alaska Au gust 25, 1891, not having been engaged un lawfully in sealing in Bering sea, is before tire United States circuit court of appeals. Judge Bunbee, of the Alaska court, ordered the vessel condemned and forfeited to the United States government, but the law takes exception on the ground that the court had no jurisdiction, the alleged offense having taken place beyond one mar ine league from shore, and the act under which the schooner was seized was uncon stitutional, in that it restricts free naviga ticn of Bering sea for faeling and sealing purpose", beyond the limits of one marine league from shn're. itclares for Harrison. mninano, April 12.-Col. A. L. Conger, 6f the republican national committee from Ohio, who has been a stalwart Blaine luan, to-day announced himself in an interview as for Harrison. loinlean H mitensinsted. LAwmiraiminlnin, Ind., April 12.-Congress tan W. S. liolman was renomninated by acnlanmation by the democrats of the Fourth district. BIG SMELTER BURNED0 The Butte & Boston Company's Plant at Meaderville De stroyed by Fire. Rapid Spread of Flames Prevents the Possibility of Saving the Works. Circumstances indicate That the Dead Men a ound Near Billings Were Killed by Indians. Burrm, April 12.-[Speclal.1-The Butte & Boston company's smelting works, loca ted near the point of the hill which partly divides this city from Meaderville burned down at an early hoar this morning. The blaze started In the skimming room of the smelter while the skimming of molten ore and metal was in progress. The fire seemed to catch in a dozen distinct places at one time, and in an instant thereafter the heat was so intense that the workmen were driven from the building. Fire spread to all parts of the entire works north of the concentrator, and in fifteen minues after starting the twenty-one furnaece stacks were standing alone, all the woodwork having been burned from about them. A scarcity of water made it Impossible for the work men to successfully battle with the fiery element, but what they had was used to good advantage in saving the concentra tor, coke house and a few other outhouse. The disaster throws several hundred mee out of, employment. It is not definitely known whether the works will be rebuilt here or the ore of the . company sent to Great Falls for treatment. MURDERED BY REDSKINS. Terrible Fate That Befell Two Suspects Near Jilllings-Riddled With Ilullets. BILLIwos, April 12.-[Special.J-About five days ago a man was found about four teen miles north of here with eight bullet holes through him and most all through his heart and apparently all fired about the same time and being no doubt Winchester rifle balls. One bullet was straight through the head, having entered the forehead, and as the face was powder burnt it is supposed the latter shot was fired from a pistol after the victim was down to insure death. Close by were found two horses with sad dles and bridles and both shot dead with several bullets in the forehead. The man was readily identified, and as it was known that he left here with a pal it was rumored that the latter did the deed. Others thought that he was a Wyoming rustler and that he was killed by regulators. But to-day new horrors were added when his pal was found abont 300 yards distant with eleven bullet holes through hip body and head. Six or eight shots were fired through the heart and chest from be hind with an upward slant, several others passed through the groin, one broke one leg, one went through the neck, another shot away the nose and upper lip and one passed through both cheeks, and another entered back of one ear, coming out in front of the other. This goes to show that he was running with head turned half way around, and also that the bullets fired through him were nearly all fired at the same time, and there must have been a great number of assailants at the time. With him he had an undischarged six shooter and the picket ropes of the horses were also found near by. The best story and perhaps the most reasonable one rune thus: About eight miles north of here were camped quite a large number of Cree In dians and it is supposed that these two men, who each had a horse (one of which was stolen here) went to this Indian camp and attempted or perhaps succeeded in running off some of their horses and ponies. And as they were undoubt edly camped the Indians came up on them and shot the former without notice while standing still and the latter in his at tempt to escape. The horses being shot in the forehead and as neither of the meddles are touched with bullets it is supposed they were shot while they were picketed and the Indiane did not want horses or saddles to he identified in their camp. The Indians have since left and gone to Canada. It is hardly possible that white men would have wilfully killedthe horses. Everything goes to show that the Indians did the work, but as one of the men was known to be a Wyo ming rustler, some think st was the work of regulators. The bodies seem to have laid on the prairie about two or three weeks. Both men were buried here after the in quest by the coroner's jury held its session. Improvements at Missoula. MIrssouLK, April 12.-[Special.1- The ground for the foundations of the new op era house was broken last week. It will be a large and commodious structure, an or nament to the city, and will undoubtedly 1ill that only "long felt want" in Missoula. It is located between the Odd Fellows' building and the new Masonic temple which is now being erected. On Friday the work of excavating for the sewers was commenced, and Missoula will soon be supplied with these metropolitan necessities, whichit has long needed. The piling for the new bridge has about all been driven and awaits the arrival of the iron work from Toledo, O. With the comple tion of the bridge operations on an electria railway will be commenced. Land Declsane. MessoULA, April 12.-lspecial.1-The commissioner of the land olloo has sue tained decision of the local land oflica in the case of the United States vs. Jaries Bolt. In this case the special agent re ported against Bolt, who located near Florence, claiming that he filed on the land for the purpose of selling the timber, Bolt was sustained, there being no evidence of fraud, Another important land case is that of Thebodo vs. the Northern Pacific. This involved title to a ranch near De Smet. The Missoula office decided against The bodo. it appearing that he was an alien at the time the definit, location (ta the road Was made. Struck by a Trals. LoOAN. Mont~, April Ii.-[Bpecial. 1 Henry Bowman was nearly killed At Tim. berline this evening, being hit by an east bound train. He was intglicat*d.