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VOL. XXXIII...NO. 88 HELENA. MONTANA, WEDNESDAY MORNINO. APRIL 20, 1892. PRICES FLVE L GANS& (' , 1892, S--. ON APRIL 20TH, 1653, the Parliament which sent CHARLEs ,the First to the block was dis persed by CRO. IWELL. He entered the House of Com mons at the head of a company of Musketeers and concluded a speech to the members by bidding them begone. When the cham ber was empty, he locked the door, putting the key in his ,pocket. After that he had things pretty much his own way. We wish to keep constantly before the public the fact that we have EXCEPTIONAL FACILITIES for making our purchases in the Cheapest Markets, and can therefore afford to quote LOWER PRICESI than our competitors. Our goods are marked in Plain igures, and we have only OI Oeno Pric. ANS & -IHLEIR !3 CALIFO A SHAKEN UP, The Heaviest Earthquake Since 1868 Visited the State Early Tues. day Morning. Vacaville, Sixty-Five Miles From San Francisco, the Center of the Disturbanoe. Many lnrleck ulldlags Dortroved by the Force of the Shook-No Lives Were Lost. SAN FnnieNsao, April 19.-Tho heaviest earthquake experienced in California since 1868 occurred shortly before 3 o'clock this morning. The country within 200 miles of San Francisoe was visited by a shook which varied in intensity at different points. In this city a number of large buildings trem bled. perceptibly, but only one sustained serious damage. It is an old church build ing, which until lately was occupied by the academy of sciences. The front wall gave way, tearing away the balconies. The town of Vacaville, situated in the heart of the beautiful Vaca valley, pixty-five miles from San Franoisoo, was the center of the seis mic disturbance. On its main street were a number of brick buildings. These were all either badly damaged or totally de stroyed, as well as a number of brick resi dences in the town and vicinity. Many walls fell outward into the street, which was filled with debris, but workmen atones began to clear it away. Many walls were fractured and succunmbed easily to the shook. Very slight damage occurred to frame houses. The only person in Vaca yille or vicinity reported seriously injured is Rev. O. O. Felkner, of San Jose. who was struck by falling debris and sustained se vere outs and bruises. Several persons had narrow escapes from injury. Dixon and Winters, towns of about 1,000 inhabitants, located respectively northeast and northwest of Vacaville, and within a few miles of the latter place, were also scenes of considerable destruction. The Masonic hall at Dixon, a two-story brick block, was ruined and its falling walls shattered two adjoining houses. Fire, which broke out among the ruins, caused some damage at Winters, but the danger was lessened by the abundant water sup ply. The hounes of John Thiffel, between Savavrenwuau wuiars, was aestroyeo by fire caused by an overturned lamp. The ocoupants barely escaped with their lives. At Winters the inhabitants for a time were panic-stricken owing to the severity of the shock. There were forty guests in the two-story Bliss hotel at Winters, the walls of which collapsed, and the fact that no one was in jured is remarkable. Old and new brick sohool houses and several brick buildings in Winters were cracked and wrenched from their feurndations. The banks of Putah creek caved in and fisaur.e opened in the bottom of the creek. Three miles west of town an acre of ground slid into the creek and small fissures were made in the county road. Several great boulders were thrown from the hillsides at a point on Borryeeso road, near Winters, blocking the roadway. Consideral damage was done to isolated farm buildings. but no serious personal injuries are yet reported. The town of Monticello, seventeen miles from Winters, was at first reported totally demolished, but a gentleman arriving from there late this afternoon reported the dam age nominal. The losses at Vacaville, owing to the destruction of buildings and other property, is estimated at $100,000; at Dixon, $50,000; at Winters, from $70,000 to $100,000. Elmira, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, Woodland, Davisvile and Benicia report windws and crockery broken and a number of chimneys overturned. Some thirty or forty other towns report trifling damage, though all accounts agree in placing the intensity of the shook as greater than any in recent years. The number of shocks felt differed at various places. At some points only one shook was registered, while at others two or even more occurred, the vibrations ex tending from north to south and from east to west, The single shock is generally de scribed as being the most Intense, the vi brations, where more than one shook oo curred, becoming confused. CLEVELAND AND PENNOYER. The Choice of the Democrats of Oregon The Platform. POnTLAND, Oie., April 19.-The state democratic convention met to-day. The following nominations were made: Judge of the supreme court. A. S. Bannett, of Dalles: congressman, First district, I. M. Veach, of Lane county; Second district, ex-U. S. Senator James H. Slater, of La grande. Following were chosen delegates to the national convention: J. J. Daly, A. Bush, J. L. Cowan, H. C. Grady, S. F. Flood, T. G. Reamer,A. Holman, N. Black man. Gee. E. Chamberlain was renominat ed for atto ney-general. The platform en dorses Grover Cleveland and condemns the billion dollar congraos and the McKin ley law; declares unfaltering adherence to the cause of tariff reform; the gold and silver coinage of the constitution, and in a clurency convertible into such coinage without loss, and of suflicient volume to meet all demands of the people. It de mands that all money received by the United States should be of equal monetary value and of equal purchasing power, and that all paper currency should be redeema ble in either gold or silver. Although an effort was made to instruct the delegates for Cleveland, they go instructed, but are favorable to him. Gov. Pennoyer was en dorsed for a place on the national ticket. Harrison Second Choice. NEW YOIlr, April 19.-Republican con gressional conventions were held to-night in the different congressional districts of I he city when delegates and alternates were chosen to tle republican national conven tion at Minneapolis. Six districts asve no instructions and the remaining two in etructed for lHarrion. -Staten Island elected delegates tonight. A majority of the delegation is in favor of James G. Ilaine, for the presidential nomination, with President Harrison as second choice. Carried by Cleveland. IntIANAPOrrs, April 19.-The primasies for the selection of delegates to the state convention were held in this city lnst eight. The tight was squarely between Cleveland and Gray factions. Cleveland clrried every ward, and in nearly every primary instructions were given In his be lnit Uray rnan elected contesting dele gatem in two wards. lnuol in Training, FI"IANaitN, , Pa., April 19.--unol arrived at Miller & Sibley's stock farm to-day andt was placed In charge of Trainer Marvin. Sunol will shortly be taken to the Meadvillo ite track and will go into training to re- I uce the record. A WESTERN GOLD BUG. Dolph (Ore,), a Republican senator Against Free oinage.o, BosvTON, April 19.-At a dinner of the re publilan clubs of Massachusetts to-night, President John Simpkins presided. Others present were Senator Dolph, of Oregon; Hon. Theodore Itoosevelt, chairman of the civil service commission; ex-Senator Hill, of Colorado, and ex-Speaker Reed. Henator Dolph was the first speaker and addressed the audience on the silver question. He said, in part: "Whatever diversity of opinion there may be in this country there is none among financiers and statesmen of Europe. None believe the free coinage of silver in the United States would have the effect to per mandntly increase the value of silver, much less raise it to $1.9290. While the conven tions of the republican, democratic and people's parties in Oregon endorsed the free coinage of silver two years ago, the re publican convention held on the 5th inst. endorsed the act of July 4, 1890. I feel confldent a similar change of public senti ment has taken place in most of the west ern states, and that neither of the national conventions will have the temerity to de clare for the free coinage of silver." John L. Dodge, president of the Harvard republican club, followed in a brief ad dress. Theodore Roosevelt, who spoke next, said he intended next fall to do all in his power to prevent the collection of po litical assessments by no matter what party in Washington, and intended to publicly attack and interfere with any person and committee engaged in levying assessments in violation of the law. Finally ox-Speaker heed was presented and warmly greeted. Hi said. in part: "We are on the verge of prosperity, and all that keeps it off is the uncertainty born of the demccratic party. Notariif bill they could frame would be worse for the business world than the uncertainty under which they are keeping us. Democrats say the silver legislation of 1890 is all wrong, but that act, passed when it was, saved this country from the free coinage of silver and from disaster. Whenever you want any thing done you come to the fountain which flow! incessantly with noble deeds-the re publican party of Abraham Lincoln." CONFIDENCE IN TIHE SOLDIERS. Gen. Schofield Thinks They Can Stand Off the Rustlers. WASHINGTON, April 19.-The rustler trouble in Wyoming was the principal topic of discussion at the cabinet to-day. The situation is regarded as serious, in view of the fact that feeling against the prisoners in charge of the military is very bitter, and also because of the freely ex pressed threats of deepesate men that they mean to avenge the killing of Chamuion and Ray at the first opportunity. No word has been received from Col. Van Horn and the captives at Fort McKinney since Satur day, when he telegraphed Gen. Brooke at Omaha that he would start that day for Douglass to turn the prisoners over to the civil authorities. Efforts to communicate with Fort McKinney and vicinity have since failed, and this led to the belief that the uistlers destroyed telegraphic commu nication in order to prevent the authorities from learning the true situation until after they have accomplished their purpose. Gen. Brooke telegraphed to-day that he did not anticipate trouble en route. Gen. Schofield said he felt no uneasiness, as there is no reason why the soldiers should be attacked, and he is confident of their ability to protect themselves and their prisoners. It is understood that orders have been given to re-establish telegraphic communication with the scene of the trouble as soon as possible. May Have Taken Another Route. CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 19.-It is thought possible that Col.Van Horne may have gone down the Powder river to a point where the Burlington railroad bridge crosses the river and then followed the river. By this maneuver he would have left 1,000 armed and mounted rustlers at least a hundred miles to the right and prevented an attack upon his men. Col. Van Horne should have arrived at the railroad to-night, and Gen. Brooke is anxiously await ing news of him. It is said that three members of the cattlemen's party were killed at the T. A. ranch, where the regulators were besieged. The three men killed were Tezans who were shot in pass ing from the improvised fort to a cellar a few yards distant, where the party kept supplies. No News Yet Received. CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 19.-The wire north of D)ouglass to Buffalo is still down, and, owing to the general blinding snow storm, it cannot be repaired. It was reported here that the stockmsen had started for Doug lass under military escort, bound for Fort Russell, near here. If this is true they could not get through in less than four or five days owing to the condition of roads. If reports are true the journey will be per ilous, not only on account of the raging snowstorm, but of the chances the narrow defiles will give any assaulting party. Tl'h governor has not been informed of the de parture of the troops. The War Just Begun. OMAnA, April 19.-A special to The Bee from Caspar, Wyo., says it is reported in Caspar on good authority that the United States troops with the regulators started from Buffalo for Douglass yesterday. Trouble is looked for. The general opinion is that the war has just started. Publio feeling is very bitter and men are arming themselves for self-protection. BOUNTY CLAIMS. Accounts Allowed by the State Board of Exain loers. At the session of the state board of ex aminers yesterday claims for bounty on wild animals killed in the different coun ties of the state were passed upon. This lot of accounts against the state exhausts all the available funds in the treasury ap propriated to pay bounties. The total amount allowed yesterday was $3,897, di vide as follows: lanverheaid, $35: OIseade, $148; Choteanu, $532; Custer. $1,189; Daw son, $697; i)eer Lodge, $43; lergue, $5,11: Iallatin, $0.t; Jeff rsoou, $21: Lewis and Clarke. $11d; Madison, $110; Meagher, 78; Missoula. $110; Park, $78; Yellowstone, lSPARKS 1F'IiOM THI WIRES. Louisa Shockiov, of Mt. Holly, N. J., was 3olnmitted to jail Monday, charged with the murder of her nine-year-old daughter vy strangling the child, in the presence of two other children, with a rope. The Society of the Army of the Cumber and has changed the date of its reunion on he battleflild of Chickamauga to Septem ,.r 27 and 28' so as not to interfere with lie G. A. t. eucampment at Washington. The jury in the ctase of W. N. Woodruff, :x-state treasurer of Arkansas, charged sith emrbezzling $04,000 state funds, re uroed a verdict of not guilty. The short ao was made good by his bondsmuen last 'ebruary. A meeting was held Monday night at 'ooper union, New York, under the ausnices if the people's party, when the free and au imited coinage of silver was advocated by nuunber of spoakoers, members of trade iganizatiois. Carl Nelson, assistant cashier of the Tnion National bank, of Grand Forks, 1. )D., is charged with the defalcation of anuy thousands of dollars. Nelson claims hat everything is correct and Is at work itraigbtsning the books to prove it. THE FRIENDS OF SIVYERI A Preliminary Showing of Strength Was Made in the Senate Yesterday. Of Twenty-Eight Silver Votes Nineteen Were Cast by the Democrats. Of the Twenty-Four Votes Hostllo to Slilver Twenty-Two Wore Cast by Republllcans. WASmyraroaT, April 10.-There was an in direct test of strength of the silver men when the question came up on Kyle's motion to strike out of the Arizona funding bill the clause requir ing the payment of interest in gold and in serting the words "in lawful money of the United States." The motion prevailed twenty-eight to twenty-four. The vote was freely discussed after the announcement. Many gold men insisted that the vote was not a qnuare test of the sentiment of sena tore on the silver question, but the silver men claim a decided victory. The proba ble truth is that the senate stands recorded opposed to any reactionary legislature fa voring gold at the expense of silver. The senators who opposed the amendment say they were voting to allow the territory to manage its own affairs. The silver sena tors say they lost several votes by this be lief and that they are really stronger than appears from the vote. The featureof the vote was the disclosure of the attitude of Hill and the silver men were much pleased to see him recorded on their side. Gorman, who was present, did not vote. Of the twenty-eight votes in favor of the motion nineteen are straight democrats, and one (Kyle) an independent democrat, But eight republicans are on record in fa vor of it. Of the twenty-four votes against the motion, but two (Gray and Palmer) are.democrats. The other twenty-two are republicans. The vote in detail is as follows: Allen, Colqoitt, Kyle. Berry, Daniel, Mitchell, Bate. Dubois, IPeffer, Blackburn Faulkner. l'ngh, Blodgolt, (ibson, (Md.) Hansom, Butler, HIenbrough, Stowart, c(all, Harris, 'oller, Coekrel,, Hill, Vest, Coke, Jones, (Nae.) Waltham, Wolcott-Y8. NAYS. Allison. l awley, Perkins, Carly, Higgins, Plttigrew, Chandler, Hiscock . Platt, (Cullom, leoar. Proctor, Dixon. Melillan, hawver, Frye. Mlandterson, lStockbridge, Gray, ]'addock, Washburn, Haleo, Palmer,. Wilson--24. After some debate the bill was passed, a conference asked, and Platt. Jones (Ark.) and Faulkner appointed conferrees on the parb; f :the senate, PROMPT ACTION. The Senate Ratifies a Treaty the Next Day. WASHINGTON, April 19.-The senate oom mittee on foreign relations this afternoon reported favorably a modus vivendi con vention with Great Britain. The treaty was discussed less than two hours and rati flied with substantial unanimity. The con vention comprises seven articles. The first four are precisely similar in language to last year's modus, with the exception of a change in article I of the words "until May next" to "during pendency of arbitration." Briefly stated, the articles prohibit Great Britain and the United States from seal killing in Boring sea and on the seal islands (save 7,500 seals to be taken on the islands by the United States for the subsistence of natives) during arbitration; provides for the seizure of offending vessels and permits the residence of British agents on the islands during the sealing season. Articles V and VI are new, and real as follows: "Article V. If the result of arbitra tion be to affirm the right of Brit ish sealers to take seals in Ber ing sea within bounds claimed by the United States under its purchase from Rus sia, then compensation shall be made by the United States to Great Britain (for the use of her subjects) for abstaining from the exercise of that right during the pen dency of arbitration, unon the basis of such regulated And limited catch or catches in the opinion of the arbitrators which might have been taken without undue diminution of seal herds; and on the other hand, if the result of arbitration shall be to deny the right of British sealers to take seals within said waters, then compensation shall be made by Great Britain to the United States (for itself, its citizens and lessees) for this agreement to limit the island catch to 7,500 per season, upon the basis of the difference between this number and such larger catch as in the opinion of arbitrators might have been taken without undue diminution of the seal herds. The amount s.warded, if any, in either case shall be esuch as under all circumstances would be just and equit able, and shall be promptly paid." "Article VI. This convention may be de nounced by either of the high contracting parties at any time after Oct. ; I, 1893, on giving to the other party two months' notice of its termination; and at the expiration of such notice the convention shall cease to be in force." The seventh and last article simply provides for the exchange of ratifl cation as early as possible. I lie treaty was signed by Secretary Blaine and Sir tJuisan launcefoto and dated yesterday, so to-day the soenate probably broke the record by speedy action upon treaties. ICE'iI'UItT OUN IRLEtIATLON. Special Agent Hlinton's I'apor Will Soon lIe in Print. WAnIINoTroN, April 19. --Spooial Agent Riohard J. Hinton's report on irrigation throughout arid Amei iclt will be issued in a few days. The investigation was carried on under the direotion of the agricultural department and was authorized by congroes in 1890. The report is inttroeting, A line drawn north and south through the middle of North Dakota to and through the middle of T'oxas forms the resteln boundury of tloe arid regions. More land than is now under cultRiation in the entire country lies in these regions. There are millions of acres which nused only to be irrigated to make thlrn wonderfully prodnctive. In the lanst ton years onough progroes has been tuade in irrigation in o('alifoerlia, Utah, C(olo.rado, Nuw Mexico, Montlloana, Idaho and Arizona to show the entire feasibility of the plan. In the last seven years the United States has increased the area of irrigable lands by l,[K),l00,) aores. linut the greatest activity i tsen in the growth of important hydlraulic works. ,land under ditches for 181 aret estiimated to cover an area of 1f,28f,217 eotes. ' ho largest proportion of this will Ire made available fUr neO inl the next year, and by the time of the opening of the World's fair the United Staten may antici. ipuo the cultivation by irrigation of at least 17,tI0,0t0 acreos of land that within the last decade have been declared by learned au thority as wholly irreclaimable. Under the projected works or partially constructed nearly 5,I000,000 acres may be added, or in all, as now reclarimad, not less than 20,000, 000 acres. At present California is at the front in the matter of horticultural prod ucts, but the rapid growth of fruit culture, as stimulated by irrigation and active prof its, is causing a rapid planting of large ol chard areas in Colorado, New Mexico, northwest Montana, eastern Washington, southwestern Idaho and south central Ari zona. ItECIPIROCITy WITH MEXICO. Endeavors to Senure Freer Tradle With the Southern Rtepublic. Weanrrcorox, April 19.--'l'he house com mittee on foreign affairs to-day took action looking to the further enlargement of the reciprocity policy recently enthred upon on an extensive scale by the United States. This time the republic of Mexico is the country with which it is proposed to enter into closer commercial rela tions, and the committee's recommendation was accom panied by a joint resolution and an inter esting report, in which is exhibited the benefits to result to each country from reciprocal trade relations in certain corm nrsdities. The resolution, the passage of which the committee recommends, pro vides for a joint reciprocity commission on the part of Mexico and the United States, and requests the president to invite the government of the republio of Mexico to denote three commissioners who shall meet three commisaionera to be designated by the president and negotiate a treaty whereby greater reciprocity in com merolal relations between Mexico and the United States shall beet be established. The president is riot to appoint commie sloners on the part of the United States until Mexico shall have signified a willing ness to enter into such ia treaty and has ap pointed commissioners. The report suggests that the concessions on our part, which will probably be of ru tual advantage would be the removal of the duty on lend ore, and the admission of wool tree of duty. WANTS TO I.lT GO. Thle Governor of Arizona Anxious to Re turn to Keokuk. WAorlNGTON, April 19.-Gov. John N. Irwin, of Arizona, has decided to resign the governorship of the territory and return to Keokuk to take charge of extensive private business 'in which he is interested with his father. He had a brief experience as a ter ritorial governor several years ago, having been appointed governor of Idaho by Presi dent Arthur. He had governed Idaho only three months when he sent his Tesignation to Washington, and leaving the territorial government in charge of the s.oretary of state, went back to Iowa. Nine months afterward he received from the secretary of the treasury a check for $1,500 in payment of his salary as governor. his -resignation not having been accepted. Irwin returned the check to the treasury department with the information that he had not performed the duties of the office and did not consider himself entitled to the salary, He was con siderably annoyed when he learned some time afterward that under a decision of Comptroller Lawrence the money had been placed to the credit of the conecience fund, instead of the general fund of the treasury. Gov. Irwin is now in Washiilgton for the parpose of securing the passage of an act to authorize the territory of Arizona to fund its debt, For Western Waterways. WASIrnGTON, April 19.-In anticipation of the passage by the house of the river and harbor bill, Senator Squire is urging upon the senate committee on commerce the necessity for speedy action upon the bill to appropriate $500,000 to begin the construction of a canal, which will ulti mately cost $2,500.000, to connect the waters of Lake Union and Lake Washing ton with Puget Sound. The committee will report favorably upon the bill and at the instance of Senator Squire will incor porate it as an amendment to the river and habrbor bill when that measure reaches the senate. The principal opposition comes from Senator Dolph, who fears that congress cannot be induced to embark upon another project of this magnitude without into - ference with the scope of.the Columbia river improvements, but Senator Squire feels that he has secured a majority of the committee on commerce for the project. The Goentlemen from Montans. WASIrNOTvON, April 19.--[Special.]--Col. Sanders, of Montana, has introduced the shortest bill ever presented to congress. After the enacting clause it states. "'That Helena, Mont., be made a sub-port of entry." Mr. Power, of Montana, has put in a resolution calling upon the secretary of the interior for information regarding the management of the anid 'lands. The Mon tana gentleman is asking for everything connected with the arid land business. The object is to show to the senate and country that the geological survey and-its work is not at all beneficial. especially as adopted to arid lands and irrigation matters. Resolution by Col. Sanders. WASHINGTON, April 19.-The action of the house in embodying extraneous matter in the congressional record was brought to the attention of the senate to-day in the shape of a resolution offered by Col. Sanders, of Montana, instructing the judiciary cotm mittee to inquire if the publication in the record of col yrighted books, without the consent of the proprietor, was an infringe ment of the proprietor's rights, and whether it subjects any person who sells the record to liability to damages. Capital Notes. The house will decide the New York con tested election case to-day, Noyes vs. Rock well. 'lThe president sent to the senate the nomn ination of ('ol. Frank Wheaton, Second in fantry, to be brigadier general. The house corumittee on rules has re ported ia resolution setting aside all orders I granting leave to print in the record. The qriurtermraster general has ordered the quartermuaster at St. Losuis to slid t400 tents to the mayor of Columbus, Miss., for ldllo sufferers. 'the president has approved the act in re. gard to the cornstruction of a bridge asross thei ('oliutbias river between the states of s Washington and Oregon., Ilisg liro lin Kenoislta. lsN(osn \, April 19.-The loss by this morniug's fire is $j50,000. It was got under control shortly beofore 10. The wind was blowing ia gale from the southeast, and s only a short time after the alarm was given in the Northwestern Wile Mattless coni pany's works it had, spread to the vast lumber ptileO adjoiniing. The Kenosha n lire engine was useless, and word was tale graphted to Milwaukee, l(acine and other I' towns for aesistance. These responded fl promptly. Tho wire mattress works worn wson in ruins. 1 he henosha Crib coin unlly's plnst wont next, then Baldwin's a coal sheds. By eight o'clook the entire lumber district, covering ans area of eighty blocks, was a burning mass. The wind subsided at 9l:l30, alnd the liremuen began to get the flames underucontrol. A large ausm blrr of tires were started by blowing fire- a brands, but were extinguished without ma- v terial loss. Y MUST CEAS[ RUSTLING, Resolutions Adopted at the Meeting of the Montana Stock Grow. ers' Association. Notico Served on Cattle and Hors Thieves to Stop Their Dep redations. Creditable Exhibit of Montana Live Stock at the World's Fair-Proceedings of the Convention. MIres Crry. April 19.-[Special.1-The Stock Growers' association of Montana, at its annual meeting to-day, took formal action in regard to the operations of the cattle and horse thieves. In their resolu tions relating to the subject, passed by the association to-day, no reference is made to the troubles in Wyoming, but the action of the Montana association is based on affairs in the sister state. A number of the mem here of the Montana association live close to the Wyoming boundary, and many of them were in Miles City to-day. They have nothing to say publicly about the matter because they are fearful of the con sequences should they be quoted as un earthing the thieves, but they presented the facts to the executive committee of the Montana association, and the following preamble and resolution were the result: Whereas, A considerable portion of the range country is infested with cattle thieven and horse thieves, commonly designated rustlers, who have been depredating and appropriating the property of the legiti mate stock men and settlers to their own use, and have organized in certain sections of the range country and threatened the liberty and the lives of the legitimate stock raisers and settlers of the country; and. Whereas, The Montana Stock Growers' association assembled in annual meeting, do hereby declare and give notice to the above mentioned thieves that they must de sist from depredating upon the legitimate stock raisers of Montana, as the association of stock raisers will not tolerate their species of work on Montana soil; There fore Resolved, That the association pledges Its honor and support to the stock raisers that they will assist them in every way pos sible to suppress this character of crime and that we hereby instruct the executive committee of the association to see that the wishes of this association be carried out in every particular. These resolutions were carried unani mously and there is no mistaking the feel ing of the Montana stock growers nor their determination to carry out the termA of the resolution. The association also passed a resolution directing the executive commit tee to arrange for a good display of Mon tana stock at the World'sfair. Their action was the result of an address by Executive Commissioner Bickford, of the World's fair managers for Montana, who is attend ing the association. Sixteen new members were added to-day and eight dropped either by resignation or for non-payment of dues. Among those dropped out was R. B. Harrison, for seven years secretary of the association. There are about forty members in attendance. They are presided over by President Scott. Secretary Prenitt's report showed the asso ciation to be in very good financial condi tion. A large number of railroad men are present, including General Freight Agent Moore, of the Northern Pacific. The meet ing will probably end to-morrow, when offi cers will be elected. BY THE JOCKO ROUTE. A Railroad Will Be Built From Mlssoula to the Flathead. MxssoULA, April 19.-[Special. I-The Mis soula Gazette states that a letter was re ceived here to-day from Portland stating that the desired sum of $300.000 had been subscribed for the buildingof theMissoula Flathead railroad by Missoula and Oregon capitalists, and that as soon as unity of action with the Northern Pacific can be se cured the money will be paid. Parties known to be posted on the matter were in terviewed by THe INDEPEI)ENT correspond ent. They stated that the facts as given were correct, and that there was much more behind which they were not prepared to disclose at present. When A. B. Hammond and C. H. McLeod several weeks ago left Missoula for the Pacific coast, Mr. Ham. niond stated that his mission would be one of unusual importance to Missoula if suc cessful, and hinted that it related to Flat head railroad matters. It is asenmed here that this is the result of his trip, and gear antees the building of the road this sum mor by the Jocko route. Corner Stone Laid. ST. IONATIUI MISSION, via iRavalli, April 19.-[Special. j-The corner stone of the new Catholic church was laid with appropriate ceremonies to-day by Bishop Brondel, of Helena. Seven hundred Flathead Indians were present. The church is 128 feet long by flfty-four feet wide. Shot by a Colored Doctor. Qrr.srv, Ill., April 19.-Charles Aaron, a prominent young farmer living in Cliola township, near this city, was brutally mur dered this morning by a negro doctor unamed Smith, alias Jamison, who had been attending his mother for cancer. The kill ing grew out of a dispute over the payment of the doctor's fees. Jamison a hot Aaron, killing him almost instantly, then compelled Aaron's father, at the point of a revolver, to draw his check for $100. Neighbors armed with shotguns started in pursuit of Jamison, who kept up r running fire as he retreated. Finally. after a chase of three miles, a deputy sheriff elhot and seriously wounded him, and suo ceeded in landing him in jail hore. I)olug the Williaml Tell Act. I'rtTs.uniro, April 19.-During a perform trnce at Wild's theatre to-night at McKeea port, Frank Sargent shot and probably fatally injured his asesistant, Frank Fergu son, in an endeavor to shoot an apple from the latter's head. Several women fainted and a panic was narrowly avoided. The T' 'ers atisfactory. New Oamr:A.s, April 19.--The Olymplc club has received a dispatch from Hall ac cepting the $12,000 purse offered for a fight with Fitasiramons in September, Aidolei will be forwarded at once.