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VOL XXX -NO9 . HAANPT -- 292 HE T ,E S N O
To-DAY an event of great in
terest to the billiard world will
take place in Chicago.
Champion Ives, the young
Napoleon of the cue, will open
a grand tournament in the
Western metropolis, and some
remarkable performances may
be looked for as the result of
this coming together of experts
who will flock to the windy City
from all parts of the United
Anything unless we
substantiate our
statements by displaying
the goods and prices.
We Advertise
This Week
Our specially
attractive line of
leis Suits
These are nev),
Well made arnd
Reasonably lov)
irt Price.
Decision of the Interstate Commerce
Commission Affecting the
Washington City.
Oiroumstanoes That Enter Into
the Making of a Rate
The Northern Paelfic Is Like Other Com
panies in Its Amenability to the
Interstate Act.
WAsmrroTos, Nov. 29.-The interstate
commerce commission, in an opinion by
Commissioner J. Knapp, announced a de
cision in the case of the Merchants' union,
of Spokane Falls, against the 'Northern Pa
cific Railroad company and the Union Pa
cific Railway company. The points de
cided are briefly as follows: First. Trans
portation by rail from eastern points to
Pacific coast terminals, Portland, Tacoma
and Seattle, is affected by the competition
of the controlling force, and in respect to
traffic important in the amount of water
carriers reaching the same terminals, but
such competition does not affect like trans
portation from said points to Spokane,
Wash. Held, therefore, that defendants
were justified, by reason of such disesimi
larity in circumstances and conditions, in
maintaining higher rates on shipments of
like property from said points for a shorter
distance to Spokane than for a longer dis
tance to said Pacitic terminals. The com
petitive position and attitnde of the Can
adian Pacific railway, a foreign carrier, Is
considered in connection with existing wa
ter competition. But the separate effect of
competition by the Canadian route was not
found nor determined.
Second. Class rates in effeotupon defend
ants' lines, and other commodity rates to
Pacific terminals, were examined and dis
cussed. Held, that the only justification
for a through rate less than an intermediate
rate on the same article is the compulsion
of rail carriers to accept reduced compen
sation or suffer ocean rivals to perform the
service, and where the oressure of this al
ternative is not felt there is no ground upon
which a lower through charge can be ex
cased. No article could be carried to ter
minal points at commodity rates, which, if
class rates were imposed, would still seek
rail rather than water transportation, and
any violation of this rule is unjust discrim
ination against the intermediate town com
pelled to pay higher class rate on the same
Third. In the matter of carload and
mixed carload rates, minimum weight ship
ments are entitled to carload rates, and in
all other respects defendants are required
to provide and allow the same privileges,
faclonties and advantages on shipments to
Spokane as provided or allowed on like
shipments to Portland or other Pacific
coast terminals.
Fourth. Blnuket class rates, applying
upon the Northern Pacific road for a dis
taRnc of over i80U miles are found relatively
unreasonable. Also held, that rates to Spo
kane, the principal distributing center to
whicrh such blanket rates apply, are un
reasonable in themselves. Defendants are
ordered to cease and desist from charging
rater on property from eastern points to
Spokane which materially exceed 82 per
cent of the class rates now in effect, both to
Spokane and Pacific coast terminals. Pro
visions are made for reopening the case if
necessary and bringing in other carriers
who may De affected by it.
iThe Northern Pacihe railroad, notwith
sI tanding certain provisions in its charter,
is subject, like all other interstate carriers,
to the authority conferred by congress in
the act to regulate cotlmmerce.
Cost of the Census.
WAsmrnsTONTo Nov. ",.-- uperintendent of
Census l'ortcr, in his annual report, strongly
urges that the census ollice be made a per
u:,nent bureau of the interior department.
Stoezardirlil the cost of taking the eleventh
ceisue, ihr. saya the total disbursomlents up
to June 3"I, I.Id, amounted to $8,20l3,r9:3.
Of the thirtotn volumes in whicn the re
suits will be embodied, there are now in the
hands of the printer eight quato volumes,
but the infinite detail of the office makes it
impossible to foretell the date of comple
tion of the whole work.
Tttessage Delayed by Death.
WASIIINITON, Nov. L'9. -Owing to the
death of his father-in-law, the president
will be unable to complete his annual mes
sage to congrets in time for submission on
the opening day of the session. It will
probably be the end of next week or the
be.intining of the week after before it is
presented. It will be about the same
length as the last and will be a complete
review of the work of the present admin
Illand Opposes It.
WMAsINOTON. Nov. 2~t. - Representative
Bland, of Missouri, chairman of the house
committee on coinage, is earnest in denun
ciation of the Ilan which Ilaron Roths
child tils presented to the monetary con
ference, now in seseion at Blruseuls.
iMr. ISelb Ilconiing Unplopular.
DMON rIOn) IrLY, Nov. 29.-Tho joint com
mittee to which was referred the bill pro
vidilng for the contests over the election of
state oflicers rather sat upon Kolb to-day as
he appeared before them with a stenogra
pher. iHe attempted to read a long state
ment which he bad prepared, but the com
mittee shut him off, saying it was not there
to hear the contest. The feeling against
Kolb among the members about the hotel is
very bitter.
Fairchild Offered a 'Portfolo..
New Yont, Nov. 293.-There is no room
for doubt at present that Charles S. Fair
child will accept his old portfolio, accord
ing to the lerald. Additional interest at
taches to the fact, because it is probably
the first cabinet posisiun to be absolutely
determined upon. The tender of the treas
ury portfolio to Mr. Fairchild is under
stood to have been made within a day or
two after election.
Prepared a New Schedule.
Sr. JosMErit, Mo., Nov. [O.--lhe executive
board of railray telegraphers of the (hi
cago, tock Island & Pacific, concluded a
two weeks' session and left this morning
for Chicago with a new schedule, which the
railroad company will be asked to accept.
The schedule fixes a muininmum salary at $45
per month, and provides for overtime pay.
lHall tor Iiolnlest.aaders.
PITrrTniatlu, Nov. 29.- -nugh Rlos and
John McLucky. held on the treason charge,
were each bailed in the sum of $10,000.
Mclucky's bail for murder had already been
fixed at an ldditional $10,OI00, but Ioss'
bail on the same charge has not yet been
Dr. Briggs Galrs a Vih: ory In the Prellm
iuary ikirnalsh.
New Youg, Nov. L2J.--bthe presbytery this
afternoon resumed the trial of Prof. Briggs.
The floor was at once accorded the prose
cuting committee to state its position on
Plof. Briggs' objections to the ehargglt, and
the demand that numbers four and seven
be stricken out. Col. McCook road the
opinion of the committee on the motion
and argued that the two charges could not
be dropped. In reference to charge seven,
Col. McCook said Briggs' answer was irrel
event because, although he had aflirued be
fore professors of Union seminary that he
believed one who died unpenitent was for
ever lost, he had since promulgated his
theory of progressive sanctification in his
inaugural address, and it was on the ad
dress that the charge was founded. The
fourth charge could not be dropped because
Dr. Briggs' dental of the fulfillment of the
details of prophecy was denial of tee truth
fulness of the Bible and an imu eachment of
the omnipotence of God. After further
discussion Dr. Alexander's motion to
strike out charge four was taken up. Prof.
Blrown, of Union seminary, and foremoist
of Briggs' supporters, said the committee
acted unfairly in quoting a part of Briags'
statements and taking them out of their
proper connection.
"Any minister," he said fervently, "could
be proven heretical by this course." Dr.
Hastings, the venerable president of the
faculty with which defendant is connected,
did not mince words in claiming that the
charge contained new matter. Said he:
"The change made in the charge is radical;
it gives the lie direct to Dr. Itrigge, and
there is no getting around it by casuistry."
A vote was taken and the motion carried by
the decided vote of seventy to forty-nine.
'ihe seventh charge suffered the same fate
by about the same vote. Col, McCook
asked that exception to the court's action
be entered of record on behalf of the pros
ecunting committee.
Carnival of Crime in Chicago.
CHICAGoo, Nov. 29.-To-day's list of rob
beries by highwaymen surpasses in number
that of yesterday. Henry Litzburg, a ped
dler, was held up in the northwestern por
tion of the city this morning, but nothing
was secured, as he had no money. The po
lice thoroughly searched the district with
out effect. 'Ihey then received information
leading them to believe there was a lone
highwayman in Pennock, a few milesnorth
west. Twenty men with rifles surrounded
the place, and when a horseman was seen
riding rapidly away a bullet sent after him,
bringing down the horse, the man was cap
tured. He, however, proved his identity as
a hostler returning from a blacksmith's,
and was released.
Mrs. Nettie Warner, of Boone, Iowa. re
ported that she had been chloroformed in a
cab and robbed of diamond rings worth
$600. She was unable to give a clue. No.
melons small robberies were reported from
various parts of the city and the police,
though working desperately, seem unable
to check the carnival of coime.
Shot on HIs Father's Account.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2J.-James Fogarty,
a gardener by occupation, fired two shots
at George Lent last night, one of which
took effect in the latter's left thigh. He
then sent a bullet through his own head,
inflicting a mortal wound. 'The shooting
took place on the street, and Lent was un
aware of his danger. Fogarty left a letter
addressed to the public press, charging
William Lent, father of the injured man,
with having led him (Fogarty) into specu
latious in mining stocks whereby he had
lost $2,400. Fogarty, some years ago, was
in the employ of Lent, who at that time
was president of the Bodie Mining com
pany. Lent denies that he induced Fo
garty to purchase stock or that he ever had
any of the latter's stock in his keeping.
tOiing the Other ~Vay.
SAN FRANCisCO, Nov. 29.--The aetrono
meri at the Lick observatory have been
systematically observing the comet since
i Nov. 8, and have secured several photo
graphs. When first observed it appeared
quite dense. Since then it has become
miuch larger, and at the same time much
less dense. Now it is barely visible to the
Snaked eye. 'they agree that it is not
Biela's comet, and is not close to, nor is it
approaching the earth. The orbit seeoms
to lie entirely outside of Mars, and there
fore can never approach us, even as
closely as Mais does. The meteoric
t shower of Nov. 23 could not be observed on
account of a cloud.
Decrease in Loulslana Sugar.
NEw Olmr1hrA.s, Nov. 29.-Internal ]Revenue
Inspector Horn, in charge of the govern
ment sugar weighers under the bounty law,
Rives a most unsatisfoactory report of his
observitions in ttre parishes of St. Charles,
St. John, St. James, Ascension, East and
West Baton Rouge, and Livingston. He
estimates that thece will be a falling off of
25 per cent in the yield of sugar, compared
with the crop of last year. lie thinks the
yield of the state will fall from 375,00J,000t
pounds to 300,000,000.
Resont a Rteduction in ]Rations.
NEW YonR, Nov. "2).-PlomiDent officers
of the army on duty in the east are receiv
ing alarming Irivate advices from the In
dian territory which point to an early up
rising of the Cheyenne and Arapahos In
dian tribes. These reports say the tribes
within the past quarter were suffering
greatly for want of sufficient food and the
immediate cause of the threatened upris
ing is due to the recent order of the Indian
department directing a reduction in ra
aenk eRobbers ('aught.
ALLENTOWN, N. J., NOV. 219.--'Two daring
robbers entered the Farmers' National
batik here this afternoon and, covering the
cashier and teller with their reiolvers, re
lieved them of nearly $2.0,00. After an ex
citing chase the robbers were captured and
the money recovere. 'I he older of -the
robbers said his name is Frederick S.
Smith and his age 25. His companion gave
the name of J. 1i. Morris, aged L0.
A Mighty Nutnre.d.
ExMona, Va,. Nov. i2.-P'reeident-Eleet
Cleveland and party succeeded in bagging
120 ducks in little over an hour's time.
Later, while on the beach, Cleveland
brought down four additional birds.
Eseaping Prisoners Shut.
SAN QIUENTIN, Nov. '29.-Joseph Marshall
and Billy Myer attempted to escape from
prison this morning and were shot by the
guard. Marshall was killed instantly and
Myer badly injured.
Blaine continues to improve in health.
United States Senator Gibhon, of Louis
ianr., is dangerously ill at Hot Springs,
A rival to the (Grand Army has been
started in Kansas, to be called "The Boys
in Blue."
Ruth Weaver, daughter of (Gen. J. It.
\Weaver, was married at Des Moines to liar
roy Denny.
Greggains and Costollo, who fought an
eighty-round draw before the Coney Island
club, divided the money.
The Inland City Savings bank, of Gal
veston, Tex., received it package by express
supposed to contain $10.tt)0. Instond it
I contained brown ptaper in slips about the
size of bills.
Apparently Received With a Good
Deal of Favor by the
To Be Modified Somewhat by
Suggestions Made by
Prof. Soetbeoor.
Prospect of an Early Agreement naid to
lie Excellent-Delegates Enjoylng
Some Pleasant Events.
IuILItnseiS, Nov. 29.-The committee ap
pointed yesterday by the International
Monetary conference to consider the pro
posels of Alfred Rothschild was made up as
follows: Sir C. Fremantle, Great Britian;
Sir Gailford L. Molesworth, India; Henry
W. Cannon, United States; DeFoville,
France; Simonthi, italy; C. F. Fertzen,
Denmark; N. P. Vanderborg, Netherlands;
Hians H. Torsell. Sweeden and Norway;
Osmae, Spain; Gramer Frey, Switzerland;
Sainctletso, Belgium, and Rtalllovitoh,
Russia. Alfred de Rothschild, Great
Britain, and M. Montefiore Levi, president
of the conference, are the ex-officio mem
bers. The committee will also consider the
plana suggested by Levy and Prof. Adolph
ioetbeer. P. of. Soetbeer's plan is to es
tablish one gramme of fine gold as the in
ternational unit of value, and stop the
minting of all coins containing less than
5.80(0i5 grammes of pure gold; and the
circulation of the coin of foreign coun
tries of less than the new standard to be
prohibited by the countries signing the
agreement, and gold coin of inferior value
to be withdrawn from circulation within
five years; private individuals to be al
lowed to coin gold upon the payment of the
miegniorage. Gold certificates may be is
sued against the gold held in reserve.
Soetbeer's plan also includes the coinage
of silver in the proportion of twenty value
units of that metal to one of gold, but pri
vate individuals will not be allowed the free
coinage of silver. Of the committee that
will consider the proposals five members
are avowed bi-miietallists, six mono-metal
lists and one doubtful. The committee
will sit twice each day. It is the general
expectation that Rothschild's proposals will
be accepted by the committee and then re
ferred for adoption or rejection to the con
ference and the governments represented,
with modifications suggested by the
schemes of Levi and Soetbeer. One of the
modifications will undoubtedly be that all
gold coins below the value of twenty francs
will be withdrawn from circulation and re
placed by silver notes.
The adhesion of the German delegates is
considered certain, as Delend, formerly the
president of the Reichabank, has approved
of the main lines of Soetbeer's rropos
als. The French representatives will also
accept the plan of Soetbeer, which was com
municated by Tirard, the French ex-minis
ter of finance. This plan was favorably re
celved by all the French delegates before
submitted to the conference.
With the prospect of an early agreement
being achieved, nobody now talks of the
failure of the conference, which was at first
the only prediction made as to the outcome
of the meeting. So .upidly has the opti
mistic feeling g.own that it is reported
that the conference is likely to conclude its
labors next week. It was said last week
that the session would last until after
Christmas. The American delegates have
strong reaseos to be satislied with the rec
olgnition by the advocates of mono-metal.
ism of the seriousness of dangers arising
from a further fall in silver. 'they
are disposed to support Rothschild's a.e
posals on the t rinciple that half a loaf is
better than no bread. The Indian dele
gates are also well pleased with the propo
Ssils, as they will assist the conclusions of
the Indian currency committee, and their
acceptance will free India from the fear of
a large fall in silver.
'Ihe American delegates believe that the
continuous absorption of l30,01I0,00 ounces
of sliver by the European powers would
bring about artificially a condition of the
silver market which international bl-metal
ism could establish permanently and sci
entifically for life.
'iThe delegates are coimbinin some plea
sure with their work. The interchange of
dinners proceeds almost nightly. 'the
AAmerlican anid Bfritish representatives have
been to the performance by the lirxtish
company who are playing "Faust U1p to
i)ite" in Brussels. At the ronclasion of
the conference the burgomaster contem
liates giving a grand municipal ball in
honor of the delegates.
Archb!shop Wils Il'hlilkt It Iv Larmely iln
LONDON, Nov. ").-lli-mOetallism has found
an advocate in Archbishop Walsh, of Dub
lin. In the course of an interview the
archbishop declarod the adoption of bi-
ietallism a matter of imlperative necessity
to save Irish tenants front inevitable ruin.
It was disheartening, the at chbishot, added,
to find that no Interest will be taken in the
question by the leaders of the Irish parlin
tnentary party. if things go on as they are
even the excellent land purchane echemo
mlay become, before many years, a source
of widespread disanter to pu: ohasers under
it. According t tho te rclbishop's views,
fortiun comnpetition is not alt till the sole
cause of the ruinous fall in prices of agri
cultural products. The main cause, he bh
lieved, is the continuous rise ip the value
of gtold.
"What a prospect it is," hLe added, "for
Irish tenants, whose judicial rents aie fixed
for fifteen years, or for tenants with an
LuIti purchase pnyments extendintg over
forty-nine years, that gold has riseni 31 per
crent in value within the last fifteen years,
and must continue to appreciate if the tree
ent system is maintained." The ' iloh
bishop concluded by expressing the hope
that the conference at Brussels would suc
coed in solving the monetary problem.
Albutl mit Mulk Anissisllnateil.
C'AI'Trv'rA, Nov. :".-News of the assassin
aitionti of AfzOl ul Mulk, lehtar oit t'hitral,
ndt his youngeusr brother by Slier Afzil
lKhanll, another brother snli ziztlr of the
throtne, has caused much unetiasiness, The
report that Sher Afzul Khan had reeived
assistance from the suntor of Afghaelstan
has been confirmed aund it is added thait he
diroetly connived at usurplstiun oif tihe
throne. The aimour hlls ino right whatever
to llterfeso in Chitral. which is under
Ititish protection, anid the umurdered
nlehtnr had been ofilcially iteiogtnizo as
the rightful toler of the country. Siier
Alzul Khan has proolhinied hnuself the
servant of the arlteer of Afghunittitau, and
the Enalish governmlent deutands that the
itueor explain the sltilation.
Itumor Conoerolns lHoml Itnhle.
ItoNlloNi Nov. ?9.--A mild sensation was
caused In English piolitical circles to-dlay
byt nii oblogram froml New Yiork sulllariz
ing ti aatilae published in An Atmllt ica'i
newsuau· r nuruurtina to elsv the dsetils of
lritldstono'e latest home rule pllua for lre
nrd. It is Impossible to aly nrow how
such truth, if tine, there is in thl story.
it the best Informued circles, howv-yr,
b cabled report in received with absoluite
ricredulity. '1ho establhhrent of four
,rovirelnl ccounrils with LI central alintlin
rative body in Ilublin s ,Rllievedl Liptrob
,bi. (Ono of thbu prouunlnent Irislh runemberre
aid to ntght that hjI party will accept no
,rovincial lonielation and Gladstone will
sever propose them.
lonllght S(oI.e Newspapers.
IJAltrH, Nov. 01.- M. Iohubet, as proteilr,.
Ia written to thie l'inara inlvletluiatirlg
omrnmittoe that there ore no legal rimersi of
ecuring the provisional relens, of M. I)ullt
noht, the impriuened edirtr of li Iiborte,
n parole in order to bear blei ttustllmonay.
i. l'rinet tustilied before the commlittorr
hant it had been fondl the canilll vopllnlly'lls
Idvertising eupenses8 were 83l,l00,()l100 francs,
i which sum 21,(00,0lO)0 were dultributel
muong the newspapers. M. Ianmarzel tea
:iled that Charles de Losseps told barn that
whenever fresh capital was ieanued, large
unme had to be expended in conciliating
he pleas.
Looking About for i Cablinet.
I'Anrs. Nov. 29.-IPresi(ent Carnot held a
oonferenou with Priemo Minister Loubet on
the cabinet crisis this morning. lie has
summoned F'loquet, president of the chainm
ber of deruties, and Henaitor Leroyer, to
consult with theni on the situation. It is
reported that if lrlunson decimnes tm, form a
ninistry Carnot will ask Tlrard or Iloyrgeo
to undertake the task. It Ia certain Frey
cinet. ltibot and somne ohter niermbers of
the Loubut ministry will he mnembers of the
new cabinet.
I'olsoned by Canned Meats.
,ONIx)N, Nov. 29.--'The large business
done in Great Britain in American canned
goods, which has been rapidly grbwing in
the last few years, is likely to be seriously
checked by the alarming number of deaths
from poisoning, alleged to have resulted
from eating canned goods.
The Venerable Father-in-Law of President
Harrison Passes Away.
WArIrNOTON, Nov. 29.-D)r. Scott died this
afternoon at 4 o'olock. Itev. John Wither
spoon Scott, D. 1)., was born in Beaver
county, Pennsylvania. June 22, 1800. He
graduated from the college at Washington,
Pa., and subsequently took a post-graduate
eonuse at Yale, accepting a professorship in
Miami university, Mialni, Ohio, in 18'20. A
number of years lat' r Dr. Scott founded
the Oxford (Ohio) female college. and in
1850 became its president. As he advanced
in years Dr. Scott gave up college work,
and coming to Washington was appointed
to a clerkship in the interior department,
which position hbe held up to the time of
the advent in Washington of President
iHarrison, when he resigned at the instance
of the president and took up his abode at
the white house. Death came peacefully,
he having been unconscions for hours and
unable to recognize friends at his bedside.
Lost His Iheep In a Storrm.
GR(AIT FAiLs, Nov. 29.-[Special.1-Chas.
Green, a ranchman living near Choteau,
who is bete. s.nl~y sheep herder came to his
place last night nearly dead from exposure,
after wandering around in the storm
twenty-four hours. The man said he had
charge of a band of 2,200 wethers belonging
to Daniel Flowerree. Sunday night he had
the sheep in a corral between Choteau and
lTeton when they broke off and drifted be
fore the storm. He tried to follow and,
losing his way, wandered around until he
reached Green's place, twenty-five miles
from his camp. His feet and hands were
badly frozen. laurties went to his ca!mp
this morning but were unable to find any
trace of the sheep. It is feared the wolves
and coyotes will devour mostof them before
Extra Soespshton ncertain.
NEw YoiuK, Nov. 21),-Speaker CriRp, in an
interview to-night before leaving for Wash
ington, said it was to early ts yet to say
whether there will be an extra session or
not. Until the annual report of ree etary
Foster is submitted ni xt week, they do not
know whether there is nu aictual deficiency
or not. 1o exi:ects that the report of the
secretary will show that inroads have
actually been made upon the ~1C),(00. O,00)
gold reserve in the treasury. Mr. Cuip did
not think that any tariti legislation would
bo attempted by the present house. The
expected clonleronce of the denmooratic
lenders to discuss the police of the party
did not mateo alize to-day, but the speaker
thinks one will be held next week.
(lured it.ip"y .laiw.
CniicAiio, Nov. 2d.--'That lumpy jaw in
cattle, at lonst in a mild form, can be cured
was I roved to-day by the local covernment
bureau lo animal inuutlsty. Eighty head of
cattle, wh'ch had been ulnder trieatmentt by
the bureau, wero brouulht t to the stock yarde
thisle miorning. livy nioon thirty were
slnu.ihtered. E]xamilnation by exports
bhowed the beef to be Ierfsotly healthy.
Milld calses of the disease can be coiupletely
cured, and healthy cattle kept with diseased
cutlle during treatmnent did not contiact
the disease fromnt theni. Tshe buraui officers
are much elated over the results attained.
Dispotle Ovser a Iuol Mini,.
CALIENeip', Cal., l. Not. '1.--Newas has been
received of a tragedy at liornville, growing
out of claims to tise 'Torch gold mline, rc
centlv stiscoverud there. 'Ihetih.sun broth
oer, who diseroiverrid the tutie, lve. va half
intelrest therein to hIrton bi the a nll conL
dtlotion that the latter would develop the
mine. It is eclaimteId that the Ilurton boys
took ouit papersi alleginll sole owners-ilp Iiand
took posssessiln of th( e laiml. in )ltlulsdtly
eveningl the lutrtone were shbtt Iruai ani
buseh by unkllnowni pasiltlrs. Fletheir ulrton
being killed anid his brother mortally
Ilellttl lIosoa. for Ihntmuoral PIrposes.
.r. ,IjsEI'II, Mo., Nov. 'l.--The grand
jury finished its labors to-daIy and created
ai gelsuino sensation ill society by iindlictitg
somlue leiading meli and woimen in the sity on
the charge lof rellting hiousea t ktiephers ofi
baiwdy houses. Auiolig those Indicted were
iteublon iWooidson, of thie extton National
bank, broitlher iof ei-(I ov. Silas W.oeslaus,
anld Mrs. ltachsael Ll tIuilg. ai well knownll
souieety leader. Warilnlts were isnsued and
defenldnuts gave bonds.
Ass to (lotild's 11elth.
N-'w Yoisti, Nov. 2V. - -'ersitent insliuiries
at the housesae of ,lLay Gouldll ad his son
tGeorge iand that ofit (iounld's pihvsieain, failed
ito brily sout tiny definite ilsiorlulatolll nas to
(iould's ce l ition oir ias to woliu lie will go
to El uPao, 'lx., for his huelth. It is ro
tported, hoiwever, tlhat the fanilly wore very
ntliiouis alisoult Ills conditiolu ilst 'edllnes
day, whe hlie hadl ia vosy severs billious
attack, and that hle will goi to El I also as
soon as he is able to stand the journey.
ilniters lillled.l
V\'tullNA, Nov., Nov. o Ii.--Wlu. Hughes
anlid Edward Nettle were blown to pieces in
the Kienosaa tunnol in the Sierra Nevada
ussinOe this niruilug. They were working
i ti e ae of s face o the tunel ani had prepsaed
asvsirltl htllea for it blust. It is nsi,il'osed
that they explodedl it cap or dropped i uluin
dile into a box iit powder while lrtuyi a
Three Masked Men Stop the Great
Northern Express Train in
Dawson County.
fovoral Packeages, Worth Prob
ably $1,000, Tak ,n From
the Local Heafo.
A 'Irough Hefe', Ireat or Aloney, (:ouldn't
In Opened, the M rsenger Not
Staving thie C(omntlr.atio.
The Great Northern express train which
arrived here at :~?'5n. tn. from the east yes
terday. was held Ui by three masked men
before davlight one mile west of Malta,
a station on the main line between Chi
nook and Glasgow. The exctre as car was
entered, the messenger made to open the
local safe at the point of a gun, and a
number of packages taken, the value of
which will not exceed $1,l(00. The through
safe, tie colll,,ilia;tio of which is known
only to tile agents of the Great
Northern Express company at di
vision points, was not disturbed. It cams
near costing the messenger his life, how
ever, as the leader of the robbers was evi
dently in doubt for awhile as to whether he
was telling the truth when he told them
that he didn't know the combination and
couldn't open the big safe if hle had to be
killed for not doing so. The failure to get
into the big safe lost the robbers what
might have made them wealthy men.
It is evident that the three robbers board
ed the train at Malta in the darkness, and
took positions on the front or "blind" end
of the express car and behind the tender of
the engine. 'There they remained con
cealed until the train had gotten about a
mile out of Malta. One of the men then
climbed on to the tender, and covering the
engineer with a revolver, directed him to
Atop the train at once. The engineer did so
withi great suddenness. This robber re
mained on the engine to watch the engineer
and fireman, while his two companions got
down from their hiding place and walked
toward the rear of the train. They met
Conductor Bywater, who was coming for
ward with his lantern to see what was the
cause of the sudden stop. He learned it
very quickly when two revolvers were
brought on a line with his head and he was
directed to hold up his hands.
Up they went, lantern and all.
SThe brakeman also wanted to know
what was going on, end went forward to
find out. He found out just as the con
ductor had, and In a minute after his
curiosity was satislied he was also standing
with his hands in the air. 'the two rob
bers, with revolvers pointed at the con
s ductor and the brakeman, ordered them to
march to the door of the express car and
request the messenger to open up. Jacob
Henert. who lives in Helena, was the ex
press messenger. When Hauert got the
request he wanted to know what was the
I matter, too. Conductor Bywater told
i him. Hanert recognized the logio
of the situation aind pushed open
the door of the express car and looked
down. 'though it was very dark, still by
the light of toe conductor's lantern he saw
s he wase looking down the muzzle of a 45
caliber revolver. One of the robbers, who
Il peered to be the leader, commanded
P IItn'rt to jumpo to he ground. The mes
I senger did so, and the leader questioned
Shim closely as to whether there were any
e other occnpante of the car. When assured
that there was no one else in the car,
llauert was ordered to climb back. which he
did, and the leader followed him. At first
llanort was ordered to stand six feet from
a the safes. Next he was told to open0 the big
safe used for through runs. 'Themeesenter
y said he was unable to do so as he was not in
r po-session of the combination. The next
order was to oien the local safe, the one
used for packages picked uti or to be distri
t buted along the route between division
Y pointi. With the revolver still pointed at
Shilu lennert colmplied with the demand.
e 'io leader of the gang, tolling lnueart not
t to mle ove, began rummaging through the
i safe, repeatedly askinge q'iteetlonsi as to thle
d contents of various packlages. Amolg the
Scontents of tile stufe were three small pack
c ages of jewel, y. As the robber p)icked up
' each oute se.eiaRately Ie ..ked llanert about
r its contenee . loauert replied in each case
cane' that they weze eordlialrv panoknues, of
little v:lueo, but that on account of the
Imall siit they had beene thrown into the
1 safe for fear they mighlt get lost if left
knockineil about thle car. After ia critical
d exaulinatlon trTom the outside the robber
it took one of the i:packages and put it in his
ef I oeket. 'thi'' other two lie cast aside as
Swoe thh aem. lie singled out half a dozen
Is othlr pa'kiige4s end took )esildes all tihe
:0 loose cash in the sanfe, amwounting to less
\VWhen through ritling the loonal safe the
robber agoiti demlanded itht linuert open
the largo one. For a second time Hnsuert
told the robber that he did not have the
combination, anld explained the olreum
tanlces, which, In ll elct ire that the exprelss
coipinov does not give the messengers any
informotationl abitout how to open their
throug h safos, which are looked by the
agunt at onl end of aI division and can only
be unlocked by the agent at the other cud;
a irovision doutlietos madeo n anticipation
of visits tlnl just alch gentleiton as he
and Iti two friendd.
"\1 oil ltn that afet. or you die." said tile
ultl with tihe gun, ultaOtly.
\vey well, then. I iptLoso I've got to
die," replied the intrepid iuttosenger.
The robber looked at the touseeniger for
a few iloimelteits is it deliberating oi to the
truth of lhis tat~llen01t. Mlaintiite lhluurt
was thinking hard of the chances lie stood
of taking it cenrtral part in it funerai
service. Finally the highwtaymatn sueeed
to be convincedi that the ilnesenger was
telling the tiutih and begatl backing toward
the door of the car, still keeping lliueri
covered with his revolver. When he reachehd
the door the ltanl nodded plousantly to tihe
neusenogerl, tloi with "good bye," jumped
out. 'i hl robber who had accollpanled
him to the car door was still there, taking
care of the conducnto and brakeman. 'T'he
thud uni wats still looking after the en
gineer and the fireman. Hto wa:s called and
with his two colupanlonts backed off with
levelled revolvers and disappeared in the
darknese. As the sul, onsed leader vanished
throtgh the door of the express car, JHaueri
reached for his Winchester. Hatvilng gotten
it, he cautiously auproaehod the door and
peered out, in thie hope of getting a shot at
the robtera. The darknres, however, was
too dense. 'f'h train then started on it
westward trip.
None of the passengers were disturbed,
the robberse videitly explectilng to make
their big haul in til, etprirs ear. In fiact,
the passengers knew uotlhing of the rob
thery unltil It wati all over. (One of them,
Ed G(oodkind, a Helena imau, had $l,t0(i in
his pocket. Hle is usually in the habit
when traveling with largKe ums of putting
It In the eapress colnpenly'+s bare for safe
keeping. t(i this oconiion he was pressed
for time and neglected to do it. Had he
done so the money ilust have gone in the
local safe and fallen into the hands of the
robbers. Two others of the passengers
were Etnglish tourisnts 'I lie brakenaLi was
sitting talkutl to themrn when the train left
iMalta. In order to carry out the prevatlith
imrression of western life the braker ast was

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