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TO-NIGHT a grand Andrew
Jackson ball of "The Ladies"
Hermitage Association, will take
place at the Nicholson House,
Nashville, Tenn.
It will be an affair of unusual
social brilliancy. Guests will
be invited from every City in
the Union, as also prominent
citizens from every State. The
ball occurs this evening because
the anniversary of the victory
at New Orleans January 8th,
this year, falls on a Sunday,
Prior to
We are sole agents for
Sanitary All-Wool Wear.
Feligl in.. Pers That There Are
Some Corrupt Members In
the Cabinet.
Foreign Ofro Watohin Royaliati
Abroad and the Pollie
Those at Home.
Gde. ausesler, Stomach Adbereat of the
Geveramest, Will Coatinue as MXI.
itary Goveraer of Pares.
PAaxs, Jan. 11i-There is a etronu feeling
in the chamber of deputtas as wefl se among
the gener ablio, that tibot has pot yet
sfMflentlat purged the mianiey who,
whether I eot or guilty, have bq under
seeplolon coenctio with the anaoma
scandal. defereneer to the d' 4 for
further r traotion, Ibob bad ,engthy
converatio Ith Admiral Gervaie, chief of
the department of marine and colonies. in
regard to aecepting the miniltry of ma
rine and colonies, in the place of Bur.
dean. Admiral Gervaie declined the min
istry. At a ceabinet oaceil later i was de.
cided to detach the colonies from the ma
rne and attach them to the department of
commeree under M. liegfriend. The mea
vine portfolio will be offered at once prob
ably to another high naval officer.
If Ribot should fail to explain to the sat
selection of the chamber the reasons for
charges made in the ministry, the royalists
will interpolate him on the subject. The
royalists have shown greater activity within
the past twenty-four hours and the author
ities appear to be an possession of some
new and important information as to their
designs. There has been considerable tele
graphing between Madrid and the'ministry
of foreign affirs, and while the object of
the communjeation is secret enough is
known to Mike it certain that watch is
kept on the r yalist intrigues beyond, the
Pyrenees, and an equally careful watch Is
being main fined on royalists Plotting in
Paris. The announcement that Ger aus
sler will remain on the ective list as military
governor of Paris, after passing the ago of I
retirement. Is construed as an indication
that the government means to be prepared
for any emergene. Gen. Saussier is con
eldered the most reliable man in the army
and would be invaluable in the event of a
popular disturbance.
The commission of inquiry appointed by
the chamber to-day beard the testimony of
members of the lottery loan association,
showing beyond reasonable doubt that
Banleroy was to a great extent, if not com
pletely, guilty of the charges against him.
It was decided to inquire into the con
tracts, the committee declaring that 77.
000.000 frances had been virtually stolen,
and light on the subject was necessary.
Deputy Hubbard announced his inten
tion to reqpest thbeministry to take steps to
hasten the net, 4eaerel election. The
ministers decided to agree to the urgency
of Hubbard's request and interpellation
and make their reply practically a ministe
rlal'deularation. According to a semi-ofR
del statement, issued to-night. Ai. Jiaihut,
when he was minister of public works in
1880, submitted to his colleagues in the
ministry a mutilated version of Engineer
Rousseau's report on the Panama canal
project. Rousseau's report, it is now well
known, condemned the whole enterprise.
A Socialist MauIfesto.
PAnt!s, Jan. 11.-The socialist union
has issued to the people a manifesto which
says: "Opportunism has become engulfed
in the quagmire of bloodshed at Fourmies
and mad from the Panama scandaL As it
sinks the nation's workers the svatem of
delivering up parliament and the presi
dency to n handful of criminals must be
abolished. If the republic is to be a repub
lic of honesty and to maintain the place It
holds with so much glory in the vanguard
of nations we must organize a government
by the people through the medium of uni
versal snffruge." The manifesto closes with
a call for a areat meeting in Paris Satur
day. I he manifesto was signed by fifteen
socialist members of the chamber.
Coal Will lIe Higi,.
HALIFAX, N. F., Jan. 11.-It is stated on
good authority that the anthracite coal
combine of the United States and the
Canadian Pacific railroad have about con
cluded a deal by which, for a consideration
of $17,000,000 they secure control of the
coal fields of Nova Scotia, to protect them
selves against Nova Scotia coal in case the
duty on coal is removed. The legislature
has been called to ratify the deal.
De Freycinet Accused.
PARTs, Jan. 11.-The Gaulois accuses De
Freycinet of having been implicated with
Baron leimnach and Cornelius Hers in
swindling a man named Wanzel, who in
vented a new railway brake. out of his pat
ent. Wsanzol died myete'iously on the day
he received it check for 500.000 francs from
Herz, on the same day Iteinch died.
A Savage Revel.
Vrcronxz, B. C.. Jan. 11.-Recent Infor
mation brought from the north by the pas
sengers on thi steamer Danube says the
natives cut off the heads of three whites
and on Indian near Cape Barry. stuok
them no on poles and danced around in
Ievolting savagery. The police have gone
up from Port Simpson.
Most of Them Ho-einployed.
llnirx. Jan. 11.-The striking miners In
the Saar district resumed work to-day.
Eleven thonuand were re-employed and
8,000 rejected.
uindletments In Prof caon.
AsnLAin, Wis.. Jan. 11.-L. M. Powers,
the Ashland attorney, arrested in Seattle.
Wash., on the charge of bigomy, will also
probably have to answer for several other
criminal charges. His wifs eisa he man
aged to get away with $7,000 of her money,
besides jewelry. The First National bank
of Ottomwa. lows, charges Powers with
the embezalement of $1,700 of its funds,
and three or four other indictments are
hanging over his head.
No Hanging Under the Populist.
Dzavan, Jan. 11.-Peter Augusto, under
sentence of death for killing Harry Built.
van, to-day was granted a respite of ninety
days. This is the first official not of the
populist governor, who is opposed to capi
tal punishment and hae determined that
there shall be no hanging done, and the
respite was granted to give the present leg
islature opportunity to abolish the law.
Paylag Teller Skips.
Dnarsy. Jan. 11.-An evening paper says
that himon Goldman, paying teller of the a
German National bank, has disappeared t
and his shortage is thought to be anywhere I
between $10,000 and $83,000 The bank of.
ficials will say nothing e*cept that the I
books areimixed and it ia now impossible to a
tell how matrets staad.,
SUth meuses of t Keanss Legi@ltate
disep in the tell.
Isa, 1U.-The uisal bole # t the
state eair'llr , were in aeselesa I
esutathe hell .l hight, At oat o'@ .0k
this morning the rital speakers ' ;~~dthat
no furthier more would be ied. dtriug~ the
skht, and a blanket behig prourned they
lay down samiably sad slept the rept of the
sight uader the common proeetiouarf its
folds. The other members were obliged to
pat ap with chairs, floor and other mhoan.
veaienese, in flea of beds, Daring the
night the republdesa members prepared a
memorial to the governor, signed
by sixty.four members, two more
than a majority of the whole
number of members, setting fctth
that they had esrtifsates of elec
tion from the state canvaseing board, rti
fied by the secretary of state; that thehad
plrtiolpatedin the republican oigeailalisi
yetitioniag him to recognise that.hod
#a on e w This was presented. to the
governor, who wa roused frpup15
or h pure hut he deolined so~6 A '
action he wn~ take. Sandwiehes sand o
fee were sofe to the metuherp this dri
luoI lien of 4001fa6 , .
inhpibof oere called
tflm.oesly. at" Mo'clcpok by te rvl
ors-:;Two pofl.ts osabdec to the r '
lieset ail y te makina sia
members apparently present. The republi.
canse adepted a concurrent resolution forst
jolnt committee of the senate and the Boane
to ball on the governor and inform him
that both the houses were in session, ready
to hear from him.
They then closed the legislative day of
Tuesday and began Wednesday's session.
Meantime the populiets did nothing axcept
await the return of the committees lentto
the governor and senate. While this was
going on Gov. Lewelling, attorney gppal
and Populist senators held a canons ad
decided not to recognize either he is
view of the doubts as to which wasee di,
it either. So after the meeting theete
at once adjourned to afternoon.
Both houses adjourned, having appointed
a joint committee to try and formulate a
plan of compromise.
Demoerats and Independents Orgaatse,.
Luqoozx, Neb., Jan. 11.-The sengtuj
after a deadlock lasting more than a wodn
organized to~day, a combination of den
orate and independents having beeu ei
footed last night The independents tr
to make it a condition of the compast i,
Coryell, republican, previously elect "
president pro tern, should be unseated, bey
this portion the democrats would
agree to. Organization was effected b th
election of demoaratse and independwa
alternately, several motions in the intereet
of a reduction of expenses being voted;
down by them.
Watt or the Octet or Centeneed Murder
ere Respited.
CrasTEITowN, Jan. 11.-Intense excite-
ment reigns in Kent county. Four of the
octet of murderers who assassinated Dr.
J. H. Hill were removed from this place,
Their sentences were commuted by Gov.
Brown. Those whose lives are spared are
Henry Hurts, Joshua Bairtard, Oba"es
Emery and Lewis Benson. Those who are
left and who will eurely hang Friday, iffy
they are not lynched before, are Charles
Brooks, Moses Brown, Fetcher Williams
and Frisby Comegys. When the populace
learned this morning that the sentences
had been commuted fnd the prisoners taken
away, excitement and indignation amount
ing to madness followed. Remarks were
made that it would be dangerous for the
governor to be seen about the city. Crowds I
gathe ad in the neighborhood of the jail
and in all places of public resort and die.
cussed the matter in loud tones.
Lewis Justice, a prominent merchant, ap- I
peared to voice the sentiment of the popu
lace when he said: "I should not be sur
prised if the other four were lynched to.
night. You can hardly realize the pitch I
of excitement to which the people are
worked. If the secret had leaked out last I
night the police would not have had an I
easy job to get the wen away."
Shot at the Lights and Bottles.
Henry Shaw and Win. Watkins, colored,
who are said to be crooks recently arrived
in Chicago from St. Louie, were looked up
at the ar mory last week on complaint of
William Pirer, who has a saloon at No. 163
COutoin House place. Sunday night, Piper
says, the men, in company with a third,
entered his saloon and fired several shots
from revolvers. The men made no efforts
r to shoot the inmates of the place, but
amused themselves by using the gas globes
and bottles of liquor for tagets. All'three
of the men escaped, but Shaw and Wat
kins were pointed out to the police by Piper
and arrested. 1 hey refused to disclose the
identity of their companion.
Didn't Want a Fight.
Now Yonx, Jan. 11.-A special dispatch
from Boston says it was settled to-day that
there would be no fight between Jack Mc
Auliffe and Englishman Barge. McAuliffe
wished to tight at 113 pounds, the limit of
light-weight, and Burge finally admitted
that he could not get below 183 pounds and
retain his strength. What he wanted, he
said, was to flght at catch weights. As he
could not arrange matters on that line he
announced that he would sail for home
Record of Typhus Cases,
NEw Yonx, Jan. 11.-The official record
of the visitation of typhus fever up to this
evening ic 120 cases, thirty-five deaths and
six discharges. There are eighty-four pa
tients and twenty "suspects" remaining at
Bayard street. They will be taken to the
island to-morrow. Health officials con
elder the disease well under control.
The ret ublican joint caucus at Albany
nominated Senator Hiscook.
The new populist governor of Kansas be
gan active efforts to enforce the prohibition
A caucus of republican members of the
Connecticut general assembly renominated
benator Hawley.
hoger Q. Mills will have practically no
opposition for the democratic nomination
for senator in Texas.
L. Mortimer has begun suit for a receiver
for the Cleveland, Akron & Columbus rail
road at Columbus, O.
The second day's sale of trotters belong
ing to the estate of J. I. Came, was slimly
attended and prices low.
Jule Edmands, postmaster at Grizzly,
Ore., was killed in a knife duel with Heck
Wheeler. He was cat to pieces.
The Lyons, C. E. Medina and Ernest silk
comranies have formed a trust for the con
trol of the production of fine grade silks.
The attorney general of North Dakota
hab Issued a proclamation announcing the
rigid enforcement of the prohibition law.
Yorkers' big dry goods store In South
Haletead street and as adjoining building
burned In Chicago on Wednesdty. Loss
A bill has been introdueed in the Minne
sota legislature to choose presidential
eleetors by congressIonal districts as in
A fly wheel at the Oliver Bros. steel
works, Pitthburg, Pa., exploded Tuesday
morning. One man was killed, three in
Jured, two probably fatally. I
Enjoyed by Two Gentlemen of Prom.
inen0a to the Exolusion
of All Others.
Librarian of the State Department
Aided and Abetted
the Soheme.
Disraokesft VPe.asd~eW, Should It Prove
to Be Trf-dtulnorIty Report on
5he Repeal Bill.
WAsxngosg, Jin. 11.-bThe house com
mittee o t library began an inquiry this
morning under which it till report whether
or not the charges agalpst Henry Cabot
Lodge and iaeuy Adams; relative to their
alleged mofnpoly of documents in the
library of the state department shall be in
vestigated. don. H. V. Boynton recounted
how, as reptesentbtive of William Henry
Smith, general maineager of the Associated
press, he tried through varitns administra
Mons to have certain state papers copied,
but without success. This attempt, Gen.
Boynton said. began in the GarSeld ad
ministration, extended tirough those of
Arthur, Cliveland and Harrison,
and every attempt he made was
pet with f fline.. During all this time
hadgthe hearty co-operation of the sea.
Vetaries of sttto and assistants under all ad.
',ministrations. and that of the chief elerk
and other offieials, but when the office of
librarian was reaohed, every effort was
'balked, and that despite the fact that he
was armed with written and verbal orders
of superior offioers. Smith was wfiting a
Aistory of Gov. St. Clair and the north
etern territory, and a criticism on Sparks'
4ife of Washington. and wanted the papers
opted for use in these works.
Gun. Boynton was unable to do anything
y reason of obsatections put in his way by
)wight. Boynton told the committee that
disoovered that Lodge and Adams were
ving not onlybooessto these papers but
tathey were being copied for them under
e supervision of Dwight. Other things
owed the existence of a ring in the li
ary of the department. Immediately af
Smith applied for permission to copy
t papers and said why he wanted them, a
netiee was published in the New York pa
pars by Adam. that he was preparing a his
toky identically the same as that upon
wiob Smith was working.
U ed by Col. Elliott P. Saepard and a
Large Committee.
a moyox, ian. 11.-The Sunday open
bi h ating was. regjamned tq-day by hab,
g 'enmmittee of the house on the
Worlds Columbian exposition. Elliott F.
Shepard addressed the committee in favor
of the gates being kept closed Sunday.
Rev. Dr. Ramsdell, of Washington; Rev.
Dr. Joseph Cook, of Boston, and others
earnestly opposed opening. L. S. Coffin,
ex-railway commissioner of Iowa and now
president of the Sabbath Reform associa
tion, said the farmers of Iowa were against
Sunday opening, as was the Railway Train
men's aseociation and the B1 otherhood of
Locomotive Engineers. A committee of
twenty-five or thirty aepresenting the
American Sabbath union and other organi.
zations interested in preventing the repeal
of the World's fair Sunday closing law
called at the White house to-day. They
were received by President Harrison in the
east room and were introduced individually
by Col. Shepard, who made a formal ad
dress to the paesident, reciting the purpose
for which the committee is laboring. Rev.
Ramsdell, of Washington. read a memorial
addressed to the pieeident, invoking his
nid in securing the object sought. To this
President Harrison responded that it
would be manifestly improper for him to
discuss the matter, in view of the fact that
it is now befoae congress for action.
The Sherman Repeat 1111 Drlfts Away
From Silver.
WASHINoTON, Jan. 11.-The report of tae
minor ity of the house banking and currency
committee on the bill to repeal the Sher
man silver bullion purchase act was made
to the house by Representative Townsena,
of Colorado. It is an argument in opposi
tion to the bill, which, it is charged, is in
I tended to be the final step towards an abso.
lute gold standard in the United States and
to suppress every effort at bi-metallism.
The minon ity saye that to secure the support
of national banks, the bill allows them
gratuitionely to increase their present
circulation about $15.000,000, and also
gives them a bons or present
of $075,000 per year, by reducing the circu
ulaton tax. The teport attacks the state
uent of facts given by the majority as the
ground for its action and predicts the re.
peal of the policy will produce widespread
rein. Figures are quoted to disprove the
statement that the country is drifting to a
silver basis, and the drain of cold is at
tributed to European losses in South
America and to the Russian loan. Silver
purchase is not affected by the matter and
to get American gold Europe has been pay
ing a prenrium.
No Molney for the Review.
WASmNGTorN, Jan. 11,-The naval review
at New Yoik next spring, following the
rendezvous at Hampton Roads, Va., will
not take place unless congress makes addi
tional provision for a proper celebration.
This is what Secretary Tracy to-day told a
committee of citizens from Tidewater, Va.,
who came to Washiniton to urge an ap
propriation of $300,000 for carrying out the
objests of the rendezvons and review. He
claims that the celebation will be a failure
if it is attempted on the small sum of
money already appropriated for the pur
pose. So far only six nations have so
cepted the invitation of the United States
to partlelpate in the review, but unless the
desired appropriation to made, Secretary
Tracy thinks it better Ii withdraw all such
invitations and declare the review off.
Resps Adding Stilieos.
WAsHNtNoGN, Jan. 11.-Commissioner
1Raum, of the pension bureau, appeared to
day before the sub-oemmietee of the house
committee on appropriations which is pro
paring the pensions appropriation bill. The
original estimate for 1814, wade by the
commissioner, was $116,t000,000. A subse
quent estimate a few dare ago placed the
amount required at $172,00dl(Kh). He was
asked as to the reason of the increase and
explained the former figures by saying he
had presumed the new administration
would not do as much work as his had
done, but admitted that if it did allow as
many pensions $172,000,000 would be
In Respect to Henna's Memory.
WAseineorow, Jan, 11.-Both enate and
bhose udjoaseed as a mark of respect to
the memory of the late Senator Keansa In
the former resolutions and a memorial ad
dres were presented, The funral services
will be held in the senate chamber tomsor
row afternoen.
ltlalse Besting eal ly.
WAeuwovwo, Jan. 11,-Dr, Johnston paid
a Rood night visit to 10ain. shortly before
10 o'oloek, and on leaving the house said to
a reorer "Dalo asset a sunvenstfl
day and is resting easmily t o-night."vatu
Partlewlars of the Catastrophe From
Which One man eseaped.
Dxwvwn. Jan. 11.-A special concerning
the mining accident near Como says news
of the accident spread like a flash over the
little town of King, and a rescuing party
was at once organized. A telephone call
for assiatance was also sent to Como.
Danger was to be feared from gas yet rs
maining in the mine, but adventurous
leaders braved the way and were heroically
followed by miners and olsiethe. Twenty
sevenbodies were found in fife chamber
where the premgture shot exploded, or in
its immediate vicinity. Evidently the
victims were killed outright by the explo
sion or knocked senseless by the shook and
asphyxiated by deadly gasses. The bodies
were found in all sorts of agonizing
positions, in many instances lying crossed
of clasped together. The slow work of
carrying the dead to the surface was then
commenced. Meantime the shaft was sur
rounded by crowds of women and children,
relatives of the miners.
The heartrending scene may be imagined
when body after body was brought out,
laid by the side of the others, and the work
of identification commenced. There are
about 800 people at Kings and the heads of
all the families are employed in the mines.
which give work to about 200 men. The
room in which the explosion occurred has
been senled up and will not be opened until
the state inspector of mines, who left this
morning, arrives at the scene of disaster.
The following is a complete list of the
killed: John 'oll, fire boses; Robert Bllthe.
fire boss; Francisco Pomeralla, Peter Ross,
Chas. Derror, Angelo Julian, Angelo Do
minico, Andrew Anderson, Lew* Meliante,
Por Nordini Celestia Corisilif Josephie
Donna, Angelo Marino, Mike Blohi, Antone
Antonelli, Donella Francis, Joo James,
Stehen Coerti, Antone Jackiblisi, Charles
Anterrilli, Anions Pheli, Mike Antonilli,
Tom liose, Joe. Schiooca. The sole sur
vivor among the men in the fatal chamber
was Jos. Carmossoni.
New York Harbor Blocked and Eastern
Rivers Frozen.
Nzw Yonx. Jan. 11.-No such jam of
floating ice has been seen in this harbor
since the great blizzard of 1885. Ferry
ioats were unable to get to their piers at
many points, and ferries, steamers and tugs
were fast in the ice in the bay and were un
able to get out until the tide turned this
afternoon, carrying the ice toward the Nar
w.,Flashingtbayis frozen ever out to East
river for the first time in many years. A
number. of saioogers are fast to floes upon
the sound. Reports from various points in
the state show temperature ranging from
two below near this city to thirty-two be
low in Clinton county. It was the coldest
day in central New Jersey for years, the
thermometer falling to zero. The Dela
ware river was frozen solid between Lam
bertville, N. J., and New Hope, Pa. From
Pennsylvania come reports of continued
cold. Passenger trains on the Downing &
Lancaster railroad stuck in the drift last
night several hours and passengers suffered
severely. Extreme cold weather is having
a serious effect in the vicinity of Hazelton,
Pa. dehework of coal strippers was sus
pended to-day,
At Philadelphia as far as the ere can see
up and down the Delaware river in front of
the city the river is packed with ioe. Navi
gation, as far as seagoing and coastwise
vessels are concerned, is at a standstill.
Reports from New England tell of. extreme
cold. At Winston, N. C., the thermometer
registered zero to-day, the coldest for fif
teen years.
Storm-Bound Alt Night.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Jan. 11.-The worst
storm for many years has been raging for
twenty hours past in the mountains near
Ebensburg. Last night passengers on the
branch train which was snowed in near
Ebenaburg were held all night in the open
country and suffered severely. The train
was stalled through the careless work of a
switchman, who ran it on a siding where it
stuck fast. The storm raged all night,
with the themometer twelve below zero.
It was a trying time. To-day the en
gineer. who was badly frozen, was removed
to the nearest farm house and is reported
to be in a serious condition. The train wee
abandoned and the passengers during the
day were gotton to the main line.
Froze Out an Industry.
CRitSrELi. Md., Jan. 11.-Chesapeake
bay and all tributaries are covered with
from twelve to eighteen inches of ice and
the oyster industry is at a standstill. Stock
that was almost worthless brings from
$1.60 to $1.71t a bushel. All packing houses
are closed. The ice embargo is the heaviest
for seventeen years. It is feared that
many dredgers who were frozene in miles
from shore perished in their frail boats.
ttiumair.t In Daskota.
HUSoN. `d. 1)., Jan. 11.-A blinding snow
storm is in progress here. The wind is
blowing forty miles an hour, the thermom
eter is eight below zero. and it is growing
colder. The storm Is most serious in the
northeastern portion of the state. Trains
are three to five hours late and telegraph
Coldest for Six Years.
P1ITTsnuio, Jan. 11.-Last night was the
coldest for six years, the thermometer reag
istering fiom six to eight degrees be
low. All rivers are frozen solid from
bank to bank. Many schools were forced
to alose on account of the shortage of natu
ral gas.
Ihandula Held for Trial.
WNsT Sutanton., Wis., Jan. 11.-f~pe
cial.1-Ez.-heriff Dan Kennedy and Dep
uty Mike Kennedy returned from Montana
to-day with John Hlandula, a Fann,
charged with attempt to murder John
Pants, at irtle, Sept. 11. Handula waived
examination, and in default of $2,000
bonds was remanded to jail for trial at the
next term of the circuit court.
Meantine the Mtiurderer Escaped.
MilasN, Ill.. Jan. 11.-Last night Finley
Saunders fatally out Win. Blozarth and took
refuge in Stephein Todors' house. Consta
ble Eaton tried to arrest him there. T'
dora refused to allow the constable to enter
and the latter shot and killed him. baon
dere escaped.
Corbett at the Pale.
ClmoAoo, Jan. 11.-Champion Pugliat
Corbett signed articles with the Corbett
Theatrical and Pavilion company to appear
in boxing matches in Chicago duriag the
Werlu's fair.
Expected to Attend the Convention
at Great Falls in Large
Their Deliberations Will Be of
Advantage to the Whole
The Coal and Oil Lands Near Columbia
Falls Ia Demand-Coutested EIle.
tiom in Missoala.
GaRAT FALSt, Jan. 11.-[epeoiai1-The
citizens of Great Falls have made every
possible preparation for the Farmers' con
vention which meets here to-morrow. In
vitations have been sent oat to all the
ranchmen living within a radios of 100
miles or more, and a great many have sai
nified their Intention of sosepting the
same. It the weather is not too severe
there will probably be one of the largest
gatherings seen here since the conventions
of last summer. The plane, as at present
arranged, are for a preliminary session at
10 i. m. in the court house. At this inet
ing the offioers of the convention will be
chosen and the different cemmittees which
are to report on divers questions will be se
lected. An adjournment will then be takes
until 8 30 p. m., to give every one an oppor
tunity to visit the site for the new dour
mill where excavating is going on, the pro
posed brewery location and other improve
ments. The convention will get
down to business in the after
noon, when it is hoped that
William Dunwoody, vice-president of the
Washbnrn-Croeby Milling company, of
Minneapolis. will speak on wheat raising.
He has promised to be here, and will prob
ably arrive to-morrow morning. A gentle
man from Milwaukee who is interested in
the now brewery enterprise will speak on
the culture of barley. It President Hill
puts in an appearance, as he has promised,
he. too, will talk to the farmers. Paris
Gibson, Pat Hughes, Robert Ford, Major
Field, N. T. Porter. Capt. Couch and
other local celebrities will also probably
speak. A farmers' club will be organised
and everything will be done to encourage
the farmers of this section to produce
more of the commodities they consame. In
the evening there will be a banquet as the
Park hotel, which promises to be one of the
largest ever held here. Prominent citizens
from other parts of the state have ex
pressed a wish to be present.
Begsinnig the Legal Struggle for aCeoier
Mrssourn. Jan. 11.-[SpeciaL]-The con
tested election case of L. J. Knapp ve. F.
W. McConnell came before the court at
eight o'clock to-night on motion to quash.
F. W. McConnell was the democratio can
didate for clerk of the court and L. J.
Knapp the republican and populist candi'
date. In the notice of contest it is alleged
that the poll books of seven precincts sent
to the canvassing board had been tampered
and altered after leaving the hands of elec
tion officers and before reaching the can
vassing board, and that such alterations
made them appear to give McConnell a ma
jority, whereas they originally gave Knapp
a majority. McConnell was given the elac
tion certifleate and was duly installed as
clerk. Judge F. W. Woody having been on
the ticket with McConnell requested Judge
Brantley, of Deer Lodge, to try the case.
Both litigants have employed the leading
attorneys of the state. '1 hompson Camp
bell, of Butte, and Hugh & Huddleson, of
Missoula, appear for Knapp, Judge N. W.
McConnell. of Helena, and T. C. Marshall
and 0. W. Reeves, of Missoula, for Mc
Connell. Judge McConnell offered an ar
gument for defendant on the grounds of
want of jurisdiction and that notiee was
not sufficient and contest not filed within
statutory time. He occupied an hour and
a half, after which court took a recess till
Big Business Done by the Missouta Offiee
MIssoULA. Jan. 11.-[Special.]-During
the past low days there have been a number
of people in Missoula from Columbia Falls.
About a month atice publication was made
by the Missoula land oflice that certain
lands had been surveyed, and on and after
Jan. 3 the office would be prepared to re
ceive applications for the entry of snob
lands. The lands referred to are township
30 north range 21 west, and fractional
townships 31 north range 23 west. 81 north
range 21 west. 34 north range 20 west, and
34 north range 21 west. Some twenty or
twenty-five people from Columbia Falls
have iled on portions of this. A portion
of it embraces valuable coal and oil lauds.
At times the facts connected with the na
ture of the lands has leaked out, but the
parties interested have endeavored to keep
the matter its quiet as possible.
The books of the land office show that
Wm. lootner et al. paid $0,000.70 for coal
lands situated about eighteen miles from
Columbia Falls, and that Frank Langford
et al. had paid Uncle Sam $9,175.80. There
were numerous other entries by other par
ties, the cash recalpts of the office amonat
ing to something over $20,000.
Three Blaaes In One Night.
GREAT FALL'4. Jan. 11.-Special.]-Thres
fires occupied the attention of the fre de
partment last night atalmost the same time.
The first was in a closet near a sporting
hoase on Second street south, where a bandle
of papers was found on fire. The Aremen
had just eattaguisbed it when famea were
seen isening from Martin's feed store, a
few doors away. The department put the
second blaze out before mush damage was
done, and were returning to the hose house
when they were wanted at the Itternational
hotel. There another ineipient blase was
also found. Two of the Ares were of in
cendiary origin. several arrests have been
Riot Ia a Peattentiary.
LAnasur, Wyo.. Jan. 21.-There was a
riot in the Wyoming state peaiteatlary at
this point at six o'olook last evealig. Iis
desperate eharasters were belag eoadeote4
from the broom shop to the sell rooes
when Tom Madden, a seven year art seat
up from Tremoat sonaty for Msaelsaw,
attaeked Wardel ialgge, who WaM etas

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