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VOL. XXXIV.-NO. s1, HELENA, MONTANA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1893. PRICE FIV
GANS & tLEIN To-DAY at I A. M., the an nual banquet of the New York Board of Trade came to a close at Delmonico's in that City. The banquet began last even ing when several hundred busi ness men of the metropolis sat down to a royal feast. The discussion of the menu and the wines was succeeded by a flow of oratory, and Chauncey lVy Depew gave a witty conclusion to the affair. Spring Is here to stay. We may ex perience a few wintry days which seem to belie the spring time, but the weather from now on will develop into an in creasingly warmer tempera ture, and people should attire themselves accordingly. Glothing Sold by us for the Spring Season is Tailor-Made. That term infers well made and stylish clothing, of first-class quality and design. Undervear Should be carefully selected. Besides our regular lines we are Sole Agents for the Dr. Jaeger Celebrated Sanitary Wear, all wool. GANS & I LEIN NO COMPROMISE LIKELY, Party Leaders Are Eying Each Other Cautiously While Sounding Public Opinion. Situation in the Relohstag About the Same as Before the Reoeae. Rumors of a Rupture Between Caprili and Miquel-.lismuark Continues His Celebration All Week. Barncm, April, 8.--The date of the second rending of the army bill depends upon the appearance of the report of the commute, which is now being prepared by Herr Groe ber, secretary of the committee. Efforts at compromise, in the meantime, give promise 6f no result. I'arty loaders cautiously watch each other while sounding the i:b 110 mind. Members who have been in con taot with their constituents during the recess, have not learned anything inspiring them to new action. The national liberals alone seem inclined towards a compromise on large concessions. The centrists do not show the slightest sign of surrendering a point. Government organs declare the re ports of conflict between Chancellor von Caprivi and Dr. Miquel, Prussian minister of finance, entirely baseless. It s known, however, that Dr. Miquel is embarrassed in arranging to meet the new mil itary demands, which e amount to 80,000,000 marks, and to meet the demand for 50,000,000 marks additional for the extension of state railways in Pros sis. He advocated granting concessions to the opposition in both the reichstag and landtag, and aims at getting further con trol of the ministry if Chancellor von Caprivi goes out of office. The chancellor's commercial treaty policy has been strengthened by oflicial statistics issued at Vienna, giving the results of the frst year's trade under the Austro-German commercial treaty. Despite the reduction in tariffs on agricultural products, exports from Austria to Germany have but slightly changed. Exports of pigs increased 184 per cent. Exports of wheat, corn, beans, rye and cattle actually decreased. The report thus disrroves the contention of the agra rians that the treaty has injured German farmers. Prince Bismarck has been keeping up his birthday celebration all week, holding daily levees. The text of the prince's speech, de livered in reply to the congratulations of Bonn students, has strong Bismarckian touches. He said when he wes a student he did not study. For this he was sorry., because he found later that he could not repay his neglected time. Still, he added, I would not have been horrified if my sons had committed, student like, the excesses of students. University life has its ad vantares in somewhat steeling character by subjectng it to contact, to the criticiem, of comrades. The sword knot with the uni. versity had become the backbone of the best German official life. The prince told of one of the dueling experiences of his son, Count Herbert. The prince did not moralize on dueling. TURBULENCE IN TRAFALGAR. Temperance and Liquor Men Have a Lively Row. LosDON, April 8.-An attempt this morn ing on the part of the publicans and others to make a public demonstration against the proposed law establishing local option and abridging the privileges of the liquor trade resulted in a scene of riot and disorder. It appears that the riot was the result of of plans deliberately prepared by temper ance supporters of the bill. The temper ance party, to the number of thousands, occupied Trafalgar square before the ar rival of the liquor party, with the object of frustrating the demonstration. As prones sion after procession of liquor men ap peared with banners, the temperanoe people pounced upon them and the banners were quickly reduced to shreds. Free fights were irequent and the police were busily em ployed in subduing and arresting ringlead ers in the strife. The speeches were in audible, owing to the groans and hooting of the temperance party. The temperance party next proceeded to hold forth. The liquor party, enraged by previous attacks on themselves, became aggressive and the first temperance speaker was knooked down and somewhat braised. The temperance people rallied and renewed the attack, carrying all before them and obtaining full control. Loading Under Difficultles. LoNDON, April 8.--The loading of yes sels proceeded to-day with non-union men, under the protection of dra goons and a heavy force of polioe. The striking dock laborers are sullen and threatening, but so far have been deterred by the show of strength from attempting to renew their efforts of yesterday to drive off the non-union men. The situation is grave. as a not once started might have disastrous consequences before it could be lut down. Total Failure This Season. BT. JOHNN, N. F., April 8.-The New Foundland seal fishery is now admitted to be a total failure for this season. The schooner Thrasher has arrived and reports seventeen steamers off the north coast without seals. Amlonr all there is not a bufficient catch to load one ship. Will Ignore the Southern P'coifle. CmHICAoo. April 8.-The members of the Western Freight association and represen tatives of the transcontinental lines have not yet reached an agreoment and there is io probability that they will. The Bouth. ern Plcific stands so finmly oni its demand that the Western Freight association roads take lees than thie lercentages which they have been receivine heretofore that the transcontinental rivals have practically agreed to adjust their business without paying any attention to the Bouthern P'a .Watching Each O(ther. Penls, Texas, April 8.-There is no change in the state of the Choctaw war. The mi-. lise at Goodland are ap;:arently making ro move. They keep pickets out as if they expected an attack. Locke received a case tf new Winchesters this morning. From ihis it is inferred that he is being rein rorced. home seem to think the militia rave set down to starve Looke out. Unllmrted Forgeries. cImN icaTI, Ap.il 8.-Thu faillre of lton iheim & Bros. grows more sensational. It is estimated that the already known liabll. ties of the A im are a quarter of a million, allowing only I10,0t( for foged paper. It I already known that $180,000 of forgeriee. mostly of the name of bamuel Aub, are out, and it is believed that all are heard front ret. DA&MA(IE DONS BY WIND. Great Loss to Property and Crops in New York and elsewhere. BvUrrAyn N. Y., April 8.&--Western New York was stormewept yesterday and great damage was done by the cyclone. It is roughly estimated that the damage to rops, cattle and buildings will reach many thous ands of dollars. It Is Impossible to tell what the damage will be to vineyards. At lnringvllle a barn belonging to Vedder Hemstreet was blown down by the cyclone. He was caught by timbers and crushed to death and a hired man seriously injured, The storm unroofet buildings all around Springvllloe. At Westfield trees two feet in diameter were uprooted. Many buildlnue were unroofed and many smaller st uctures blown from their foundations. Many greenhouses were drstroyed. At Brookton, Qrcharda and vineyards were badly torn upr, trees uprooted and a store levelled to the ground. At Dunkirk trees were torn up, wires blown down, a cupola swer.t from a residence and the elate roof of St. John's church ripped up. The Chaun tauqua Agricultural association buildings were destroyed and the stock exhibition sheds damnged. The residence of George H. Talcott, at Talootville, Lewis coonty, was supposedly struck by lightning some time during the last night and burned to the ground. Talcott and his brother were burned in the house and their charred and blackened corpses found in the ruins this morning. DETuOIT, Mich., April 8.---Reports are coming in showing the effects of the storm which prevailed throughout the southern portion of Michigan yesterday. Consider able damage was done in the fruit belt, buildingse in many places being demolished and cattle killed. As far as learned there was no lose of human life. Lightning played havoc with farm houses and barns and other property. DEPnI, Ind., April 8.-There was a terrific rain storm here last night, which weakened the bridge over the Wildcat river near Roseville, and the northbound Monon ves tibuled train went through the bridge, kill ing Fireman O'Brien. His body is still under the engine. Theloss to the company will be heavy. ALL F'IELDS REPRESENTED At the Annual Dinner of the Board or Trade and Transportation. Nxw YouK, April 8.-The annual dinner of the board of trade and transportation was held this evening. The assembly was a distinguished one, all the areat fields of life being fully represented, state craft, finance and commerce in all its phases be ing the special features. After dinner President Snow, in a brief speech, introduced Oscar D. Strans as toastmaster, who made a few pleasant remarks. Gov. W. J. Stone, of Missouri, responded to the toast, "The Western Point of View," During the speech he said: "Western producers ought to be among the most prosperous and contented people in the world; but they are neither prosperous nor contented. They are not paupers, they are not destitute, but the measure of their prosperity is far below what it ought to be. They are dissatisfied and a spirit of protest Is developing into a most aggressive spirit of combat. The wealth of the country, in their judgment, is not evenly divided." Chas. k. Fairchild, ex-secretary of the treasury, responded to the toast. "Financeo and Currency." He said: "Remove gov ernmental tramme.ls.rom- out the country and the people will supply themselves With a currency that will be safe and sufficient. Government cannot be a creator of value. the people must create it, As soon as our friends in the west cease their efforts in what they consider the solution of the sil ver question the unnatural financial condi tion will be at an end." Hon. W. J. Ham, of Georgia, responded to the toast, "Keep your eye on Dixey.'" SANITARY EXPERTS. They Elect Officers and Transact Some Other Business. NEW YouRL, April 8.-The regular evening session of the international health confer ence convened. The members of the com mittee of the Mississippi valley officers formally decided to lay the resolutions they adopted before the conference. The regu lar session of the international conference followed immediately. Afterwards D:. Reilly read his much talked-of report, in which he touched on what Chicago had done and is doing in the way of cleaning herself up for the fair. Brief reports from other representatives were heard, after which Dr. Watson read a series of extracts from a lengthy report made by the commission appointed by the conference last year, and which was tabled. Dr. Reilly read the resolutions the sanitary council of the Mississippi valley passed for itself in the absence of other delegates this morning. The communication was laid on the table and the conference pro ceeded to elect officers for the coming year. President, Dr. C. A. Lindeley, of Connecti out; Dr. C. C. Probst, of Ohio, secretary; Dr. H. B, Baker, of Alabama, treasurer; Dr. Irving A. Watson, of New Hampshire, first vice-president. Crops in Washington and Oregon. PorTLAan, Ore., April 8.-Advises from all the grain growing districts of Oregon and Washington show that the acreage will be largely increased over last year. The p ospects for a heavy yield were never bet ter. The season is about three weeks later than the average. TELE(GRAPHIIC IBRlEVITIES. New YoRK, April 8.-George T. Soney, the well known Brooklyn philanthropist, died this evening, NEW YonRK, Auril 8.-Judgments aggregat ing $25,427 against the Toledo, St. Louis ,& Kansas City railroad, in favor of Oliver Adams, on notes, were filed here. SAN FnANC.ico, April 8.-The North American Navigation company has de posited a guarantee fund of $200,0(X) in the bank and signed a five years' contract with the Panama railroad. lIAMniuir. April 8.-A ladies' fencing con test has been given hi r at the residen.e of Mrs. Willard. who is a friend of Mrs. Grover Cleveland. The ftrst prize went to Miss Hughes, of St. Louis. New Yonc, April 8.-Legal papers in civil souits brought by individnal outters against firms of the Meanufactnrers' assoolation to recover $20,000 each for dnmages through the lock-out, were served this afternoon. MEitLUoraiUr, April 8.--'l'lThe Cotumorcisl bnak of Anustralia, the suspension of which was snnounced 'Iuesday lest, resumed buse iness to-day. Little, if any, alarm is felt nas to the soundness of the reorganized con corn. FAN FirANuIisco, April 8.-The first game of the luter-collegiate clhampionship base ball series between Berkeley and Stanford universities, was played today before a large crowd. Score: Stanford twelve, Berkeley six. New Youxi. April 8.-The announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Marian Phelps, only daughter of William Walter Phelps, ex-minister to Germany, to Dr. Franz von ltotheuburg, under stats seore tary of Germany. SAN FasANCtero. April 8.-W. 0. luppe, who shot John W. Maokay, was arraigned for trial before Judge beawell to-day. As he had no lawyer the court appointed At torney Lemon to act for him. ltippey pleaded not guilty. HAinuvnc, April 8.-The American steam packet company intends to issue preference shased to the amount of 7.000,000 marks, with the object of purobhasin additional cargo boats, with accommodations for steerage pasUengers. MOSl OFTIiEM OPPOSE, No Chance of a Vote This Season on the Question of Seating Mantle Politicians Believe That When a Vote Is Taken It Will Be Unfavorable, Medlfication of the Timber Cutting Per mits Granted to Companies In the Bitter Root Section. Special to The Independent. WAsImnorTO, April 8.-Now that there is no possible show for the senators to reach a vote on the seating of the appointed sena tore from Washington, Montana and Wyo. ming at this session, it is deemed wise by politicians in Washington that the gover nors should call an extra session of the legislature during the summer in order to fill the existing vacancies. Thoss who claim to know the sentiment of tile senate are of the opinion that could a vote be reached at this session it would be against the seating of these senators. 'The opinion is also just as strong that if the legislatures of these states do not meet during the eum maer in special session the chances are ten to one that none of them will have full representation in the senate during the next session. The wisest course, is be lieved, would be for the governors to call the legislatures together and endeavor to choose senators before congress again meets. BITTER ROOT TIMBER. Seeretary Smith Modlfies Very Materially the Permits. gWASme1NTOr, April 8.-Secretary Hoke Smith to-day rendered a decision on the question of revoking the permits recently granted to the Big Blackfoot Milling com pany and the Bitter Root Development company to out 50 per cent of the timber from government land in Montana. The tract selected by the first named company was a narrow strip extending fifty or sixty miles up both sides of the Big Blackfoot river. The then secretary granted the first permit Jan. 16. and upon a second petition the permit was extended Feb. 13, 1893, to about twenty-two sections. Secretary Smith finds that this last permit was ille gally granted, inasmuoh as the requirement as to advertising was not complied with. After giving a brief history of the transac tions he finds that the facts require that the permit be revoked, but he says there is an additional reason deserving attention. "The permit was granted," he says, "within a few days before the end of the term of the former administration, to con tinue three years of thepresent administra tion. It applied to more sections of land than ever covered by any permit heretOf6re granted. Is it wise to extend such privileges to a sin gle company? Is it desirable to so hasten the destruction of the forests of our coun try? While seriously doubting whether even an extension of time to cut from the Sections covered by the permit should be allowed without a new advertisement, still the company has noted upon the course pursued on petition to this department, and serious Inconveniences may now be en tailed on the public unless some conces sions are made for the present season. "It is therefore directed that the Big Blaokfoot Milling company and the Bitter Boot Development company be each al lowed to select four sections from the num ber of those covered by the permit of Jan. 16, 1892, and that a permit issue accord ing to the provisions of the permit of Feb. 13, 189)3, to allow said company to out from sunobh sections selected, until Jan. 1, 1893. Each section selected m.st be a full sec tion in length and width." ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR. Republicans May Attempt to Defeat His Confirmation for Political Purposes. WASHINGTON, April 8.-In the senate the republicans are making a strong effort to delay action on the nomination of the proes dent for governor of Arizona. The legisla tore of Arizona will adjourn in about ten days. The senate of the territory is strongly democratic, and if a democratic governor is put in office at once hisappoint. ments of all local officials will of course be promptly confirmed by the senate. To have all totritorial officials in nocord with the democratio party is of much importance in view of the fact that full preparations for statehood are expected to be made durine the coming summer, and it is believed that Arizona will be admitted into the union at the next session of congress. All local ofli cors of the territory are now republicans, and if they can hold over their influence and power will be exerted in the direction of eeouring a republican state organization and consequently the election of two repub lican United blates senators. For this reason the republicon senators have set thermselves to work to throw obstacles in the way of confirming the now governor appointed by Cleveland, but the demo cratic senators appreciate the importance of the matter and will endeavor to push it through. Confirmed bly tihe Senate. WAe.NrroIro, April 8.-The senate con filmed the following nomilations: James IB. Eustts, of Louisiana. ambassador extra ordinary and minister plenipotentiary to I'rance; Bartlett Trip, of South I)akota, minioster to Austria-llurgary; 1 homsa :Crittenden, of Missour i, consul tenorr.l at tire City of Now Mexico: Asa 1). l)iokinson, tof New York, consul at Nottin)hlasu: Chlas. S. liaunlin, of Mblssachusotts, assistant soc retary or the treasury; Williamta Edmond Curtae, of New York. assietanlt secretlary of the treasury: Joln IB. lrarwloy, auditor of then treasury for the postolllio departmrnt; John M. lieynrlds, of Boldford, l'a., asist ant acretnry of tlhe interior; Lawreenco Maxwell, Jr., of thlio. solicitor general; John K. Hall, of tiorgWus aRe astant attorney general. Will Make an Earnnlallt of Thost. MeiAat.l, April 8.--'he government has discovered an alarming anarchist conspir acy at Xeros, having for Its object insur reotion. It was supposed that th r exeetor tion of four anarchists at noere last year had intimidated the remuainder. The pres out move seems to have beenau instigated by revenge for loose executrions. The govern metnt learntd of the rendezvous of onaptsar ators at a farm house neaonr Xrea Iand eur runnded it and captured tihe entire band, who were armed with gull and knives. and secured a lot of iueriauinatleaar r anerouts showlng that it was intended to inaugurate an outbreak to-day. 'lhe prlsouers wars loeked up and the government will umake an example of them. Will Protect tile Wards. WAn*IINOTON. April 8.--Seoretary Hlhke Statith received a detailed report from Agent Bennett on the present troubles be tween the factions in the Choctaw nation. The agent says he is convinced that the militie, eating under Gov. Jones' orders, are the aggressors. In view of this facet he strongly urges that the nation be placed under martial law. Secretary Smith, act ing under authority of the treaty of 1885, which provides that, "The United States shall protect the Cboctaws and Chickasaws from domestic strife," requested the secre tary of war at once to send a detachment of troops to the scene of threatened trouble to mnaitain peace and protect life and property. Pleasures of Office. WAsauroToe, April 8.--ecretary Morton has already begun to realize some of the vexations attending seed distritbution, as signed by law to the department of agri culture. Heedsmen are anxious to know what will be the policy of the department in regard to the purchase of seed for distri bution, and in reply to inquiries addressed to him on the subject HSeretary Morton said his pollcy would be to purchase seeds grown in the United States in the oven market, quality and price being the only questionus he would consider. A Nominee Hlung Up. WAenmcrmoN, April 8.-Tho case of Jas. Jas. H. Elckels, of Illinois, nominated to be comptroller of the currency, appears to be indefinitely hung up, another executive session being held and still the nomination remains unreported by the finoance commit tee. Energetio effort is being made by some members of the committee to have the nomination recalled, but, so far, appar ently, without success. Notified the Senate. WAesrn oTo.N April 8.-The president this morning notified the senate of his desire to raise the rank of James B. Eustis, lately confirmed minister of finance, to that of ambassador. He also named Augustus Belmont & Co. special fiscal agents of the navy at London, vice Seligman Bros. WVaste of Time. WAeHmnoToy, April 8.-The senate com mittee on privileges and elections this morning decided to report favorably the resolution permitting it to sit during re cess and look into the claims of Ady, con testing the seat of Martin, of Kansas, Capital Notes. The total number of fourth class post masters appointed Saturday was 120. It is suggested that at each place in the country where Arbor day will be celebrated this year a tree be planted mn honor of the new secretary of agriculture. The usual proclamation prohibiting the taking of seals or other fur bearing animals in Alaska or in Bering sea in the season of 1893, was promulgated by President Cleve land. The treasury department is informed that $500,000 in gold was taken for export to Europe from the sub-treasury at New York. During the week the gain in gold was nearly $1,000,000. By direction of Secretary Carlisle the regulations of the treasury department in relation to the registration of Chinese laborers to-day were modified, dispensing with the attaching of photographs to the application of Chinese laborers (or Chinese persons other than laborers) for a certifi. cats of residence under the act of May 5, 1892. and requiring the affidavit of only one credible witness of good character to the feet of residence and the lawful status of the applicant within the United States. RYAN AND DAWSON. Give the Spectators a Good Show for Their Money. CrIcAao, April 8.-Tommy Ryan, of Chi eago, and George Dawson, of Australia, met here to-night for six rounds, marquis of Queensbury rules. The fight was for blood from start to finish. No deciseion was given, it being announoed beforehand that such would be the case. Dawson the first round by a hot left in the eye, which Ryan returned. He repeated the blow later end received in return one on the neck which sent him down. Ryan opened the second round with a right on the head and lead for the stomach, but missed. Dawson landed twice on the nose. At the opening of the third round Dawson landed a left on Ryan's mouth, which Ryan re turned and followed up aith a left. Both men sparred for wind at the commence ment of the fourth round and then Daw son landed heavily on the head and Ryan clinched. In the fifth round Ryan rushed, but Daw son got away, though the latter received a right and left on the neck. A hot exchange followed. Dawson opened the sixth round with a rush, landing two rights, which he followed with a heavy right and left on the stomaoh. There was hot in-fighting as the round closed. It was anybody's fight at the finish, and both men seemed good for a long contest. Canadian Visitors. Naw Yonx, April 8.-Hon. Honors Mer cier, late premier of Quebec; Hon. J. R. itobidoux, ex-attorney general of Quebec; Hon. Chas. Langler, formerly provincial secretary; L. J. A. Papineau, who was with his father in the rebellion of 1837, and J. X. Perrault, of Montreal, ex-member of the Ottawa parliament, are in the city. They profess to be here for pleasure and private business only, but it is believed they will confer while in the city with men the most prominent in this country as advocates of annexation. Mercier says Canada wants and ere long will have independence. Then she will be ready to treat with the United States for annexation. She does not want Great Britain to negotiate a treaty of anunxaton. as its terms would be made for England's advantage, not Can adn'ed. Row in a Legislature. ST. 'Au.., April 8.-There was a row in the legislature this morning over an alleged mistnke in roting by which the bill regu lating country elevators was passed by one ni.jority yesterday, but the body refused to reconsider the voto or allow the aunu who said he mnade a mistake in voting to correct the error. Then a resolution was offered and passed for an investigation into the charges of corrnution in the pnasaage of a number of bills and the election of United tuttes seullators. Idalho , Itanlka N.npl,.ntd. l'iTI.\NI,, (Ore.. April 8.-A ececial from Wallace, Idaho, says thei ('uur d'Alone bank closed yesterday owing to a disagreeoomen between the Wmen who own it. They w\ill dissolve partilershir. II.. Hall, cashier and county treasurer, attached the fundsl to secure the county deposit of about $_'.(k10t. l'he sheerif has taken charge as receiver under order of Judge Holleman. The in dividuil deposit is light. the bank at Warduer, owned by the same parties, is also closed. Imlpl|icated by a Conlfession. lout!asvilLe~, l(y., April 8.-A confession hes been made on the Olive assassination by Lewis Land, implicating all persons un der arrest, with the exception of George :P. Ilenrv, together with Alex Thomas and Will Holt. who were arrested late this af ternoon. More violence is expected at any tuoment. Towin toIn the Hekle. New YoKx, April 8.-The steamer Braun eobweg, arrived from Bromen, reports that at seven this morning she spoke the Danish steamer Hllkin, in tow of a National line steamer ofi hinueeoeok. LIGHTED UP BY FIRES, Tremendous Damage Done on the Mountains and Over the Prairies. Several Towns Were in Danger, Sixteen Houses in One Be ing Destroyed. Forest Fires In the East, Prairie Fires In the West, and hIases in Other ieestions. CrACINNATr, April 8.-A Commercial (Ozette apeeial from Vanceburg, Lewin county, Kentucky, which is situated on the Ohio river seventy-five miles abtove Can cinnati, says fire in the forests broke out several days ago and the wind yesterday and to-day spread them to-night from Clarkesville to Hogar Loaf mountain. The whole country is one vast Sea of flames. Fences are destroyed everywhere and a number of 'farmers burned out. A Com mercial-Gazette special from (Chillicotbe says extensive fires are raging in the Hill forests near lBainbridge, doing great dam age. DANVILrr,, Ky., April 8.-Thsre has been no rain in this section for nearly two weeks and the dronth is having bad results. Immense forest fires were raging this morn ing along the line of the Louisville & Nash ville railroad, five miles southeast of the city, and much valuable timber destroyed. A good many houses will doubtless be de stroyed. Sioux FALLS., 8. D., April 8.-Details have been received here of the terrible prairie fires near Chamberlain, in which a large amount of stock perished, and two persons lost their lives. The people threaten to lynch persons caught starting fires. Nourn PLArrE,Neb..April 8.-A prairie fire swept into town last night, burning sixteen dwellings and much other property, while the town, with its 2,000 inhabitants, nar rowly escaped destruction. The total loss can not yet be estimated. ]iarned in a Mine. WILErsBARRE, Pa., April 8.-District Su perintendent William Samuel, of the Le high Valley coal company, entered the Dor rance shaft late yesterday afternoon for the purpose of exploring a number of worked out chambers, which the company contem plated reopening. At midnight the super intendent not having arrived home, ofiiotals at the mine were notified. A searching party went into the shaft and found it on fire. At 10 o'clock this morning his charred remains were found. It is presumed he ignited a pocket of gas with his lamp and the timber caught fire. Fire in the Fair Grounds. ST. Louis, April 8.-Fire this evening burned about two-thirdsof the fair grounds stables, causing a loss of $50,000. Over 400 horses in the stables were gotten out in safety, but one, Vatican, valued at $1,000, broke away from the keepers, ran back into the stable and was burned to death. Two more horses are missing, but it is thought they ran away. The blaze was started by a lighted cigarette carelessly dropped in some straw by a stable boy. Idaho's Exhibit Burned. BOSer, Idaho, April 8.-Word was received here of the burning of a large portion of Idaho's agricultural exhibit, en route to the World's Fair. The fire occurred near Kim ball. Neb., and but little of value was saved. A quantity of taxidermy and two valuable oil paintings of Shoshone Falls were also burned. MOTT SMITH'S OPINION. He Thinks Nothing Will be Done Until llount Returns. BOSTON, April 8.-Mott Smith. Hawaiian minister to Washington, said to-day he should remain here some time, as there is nothing for him to do in Washington until Commissioner Blount, of Georgia, who is now at Honolulu, makes his report on the question of annexation. "He thinks he can do it in three months," said Smith, "but it is my candid opinion that he will remain six mouths at least. President Cleveland, I believe, has drawn up a treaty with the islands, but just wbat it is no one appears to know but himself. For that matter, no one knows what he proposes to do with it. Nothing will be done in the matter until Commissioner Blount is heard from. They have all the facts now, but I suppose the demoorats want them to come from their own representative. In other words, they want to find out for themselves. As far as the natives are concerned, they would naturally prefer to remain as they are, while resident Americans want annex ation for what they can snake oant of it." Villard and Mceleod. NEw YIotx, April S.-Philadelphia dis patches received in Wall street to-day state that Henry Villrard has seeitned from the Northern Paclific directory, that arrange mente have been completed for the issue of collateral trust notes for the purpose of taking uv the floating debt. It was said this issue of collate al notes has been un derwritton by a vudilcate. lItIi.Ain irrIt L, April ,--The directors of the hleadidi railroad hanv noerpted tilhe resignat on of I'. osdellt Moluood and elected Jose: h 11. Ilerra. It is uriduretuod that liar rit will not accept the position un less thle ltatung debt is wholly paid up and thei crompany b:i supplied with a good cash working capital. They lMay teglIster Noewr. l'oun'r t.,n. O)re.. April 8.-When asked what wouul be the l leet of the modifloation of the regulations of tile treasury depart ment in relation to the registration of Chinese, Collector of Internal Itevenue 1Weld!or said: "I think it will have a most important r trcts. PI'hotographing the Chineset hans been the main reason why they hnave tbjectel to registering. It is a con side atblo expense to have photosraphe takent and the average Celestial doesn't care to incur musoh lpenese. Another reason is that tel arer very superstitious regard in:: the mlatter and cannot or will not over come their prejndice sufcloiently to have their pictures taken." Jealous of the tired Mian. liAUnnoot, Me., At rll 8.-Audy Campbell, a farmer, living five miles south of this place, was divorced from his wife some time ago. Itecently Mrs. Campbell hired a man to work on her farm. Through jealousy or some other reason, Campbell did not approve of the arrangement, and called on his divorced wife yasterusy and a hot altercrtion resulted, ending in Camp bell drawing a revolver and shooting Mrse. Campbell and himself, both dying in stantly. SANTA FE 5HOP They Want an Advance .f Wages-Deman4 TonxA., Kan., April 8. machinists, boiler makersb helpers in the shops of t4# struck this afternoon for wages and other demand., wolkmen in the same lines syetem, their demands ha nitely rejected by tha ma demand an advance of 25 4 wages; that inexperienced m required to do the work of i ice, and that when expenses dnoed the men shell not bed bhours reduced. The strike expected, except by the rand the management of t 0 blrt of trouble had reached lie The strike has been b r weeks, and the demands hbI subhject of numerous meetinh columittees and much corrne the management. Finally, the ultimatum of the men writing and copies sent to tMindeint Nickerson and Ba Machinery John Player. was notified that unless sinned the proposed seals noon to-day the men would . tontion woe paid to the note had been led to believe notil that they quit that the mani sign the new schedule, and w ordered by the odmmittee cha iplr )RQ resume work at one o'clock tIe Of1 U# unexpected, but the men made 5 Trains were running as Udual thtii OOU and manned by the regular er$sll FonT MmnMoN, Ia., April L dred and twenty employee of ti boiler, machine and blacksmitkL .l Ler left work at one p. m. in respon t ,fle. oral order all along the line to a 'Q- 10 per cent advance in the sohed "i`a Se. The three unions are holding a mtIlMg to* night. There is no exoitemeltf #t; d nl trouble is anticipated at this pl .ti " LAJuINTA, Col., April 8.-All ioit1, blacksmiths and boilermakertl the Atchison, Topeka & lanta" point went out to-day. Troa &.fte all running on time and the effect f tlik is hardly noticeable. 1RAToa, N. M., April 8.-The o t boiler makers and blacksmiths of son, Topeka & tanta Fe road, of til plac went out on a strike to-day at # lookeet SPORT AT M.LES. For the Benefit of Visttore t1 '$ itoeeki growers' Assoeloaltte. Special to The Independent. MILsr CITY, April 8.-The '.pr.SJammt adopted by the citizens' comsi leo for...' diversion of the stockmen *I the stllt meeting on the 18th, has been redaged U, the pursees are as follows: ,Qlate.r . 1 race $30, $5 entrance fee added. sow pea., owned and used by Montana outfi fuU rigged saddle: roping contest, ye, thnsi entrance fee $2, added to ssti, irst $20I second $12; quirt grabbing. 20 yards, fto quirts, flying start, thirty eeooads to aigae the run, first $20, second Slig 1 oo Mps . ping, mules barred, only two iats d one man, whippers in .poeitloD, swlib drawn for runs, each head $10, atis 50 cents; 800 yard race, three to s description as in quaytq milera fee of $2.50. added to Aflzirs hrt $2 $15; ohicken grabbing, 250 yardAd'' chickens, flying start, thirty aseeaods :t the run, most chickens or most heads epas sented to the judges, first $20, aeond timers and judges to be range cow amew Council Tie, M1 yor Democra t Specifal to The Independent. DEzu Lono4 April 8.-The city elaetle. held in Deer Lodge to-day passed of.5 4 etly, there being but one ticket, whibch w' elected by a good vote. J. F. Bagselti, for mayor, M. W. Trask for alderman ' b the First ward, I. 8. Eldred Second wt.i' Byron Wood Third ward; Sobharik* Fisher .and Bradshaw hold over. Th$ makes the next council a tie politieally. with a demoorat for mayor. His Plea Sufeient, Special to the Independent. BILLINOS, April 8.-This morning abotu two o'clock the jury in the easo agae Wm. Abehire, charged with murder in'k lle. ing the Crow Indian Eoaott, near LanuXe last month, returned a verdict of1 no guilty. Defendant's plea was self defeao., District court adjourned foe the term t.e. day. Important Witness Minsiag. CrICAGO, April 8.-The ars 61galad George B. Spriggs. general freight agent.E - the New York, Chicago & St. Louis )l il'eo : company, was set for April 11, but it :Wi' piree that the most important witnelli °II missing. It is charged by the 1G. ,i;: authorities that SpriggshR through aB ate rangement with W. iL Fay, freight .aIP ager for Swift & Co., contrived to dbesa$.i the purpose of the interstate comme0rce ie. Bubpo©nas for all witnesses in C ehi a g W i'. placed in the hands of the marshal ro l esr. vice. When the deputy reached 85.w'lf Co.'s office Fay had uone home, and R the officer reached hie residence a informed him that Fay and wife had left for New York on route to 5b..o etructions were wired to the federal o ..ela in New York, and the necessary dooamet forwarded by mail. Althouh ships closely watched no trace of ay has eeu found. The case is now likely to be puned. ltayard's Visitors. WrIMrNGroN, Del., April 8.-PrelsdeS Cleveland. Secretary of State Gresehal United States Senator White, of LoUlauds reached the city at 6:15 this evening by 4 Pennsylvania railroad. The party y met by Ambassador Thomas P. Bay and in five minutes after the train dopyp the party were on their way to 0Delawal place, Bayard's home, The crowd ga them a patuing cheer, and Oleveland raised his bat. Mr. Bayard did notet any invitation for callers to-night, says the visit is made on his euggetis order to give the president a a o0 1' i and a breath of fresh air. No pans made for to-morrow. The p n tlar party will return to Washingtono at day. _ Killed NonaCombaastat. I'UaL.A, Tex., April 8.-A teri. iM l that resulted in the killing of twe and dangerously woandilgs a to has been reported to the pollee. Rogers and Francisco lodrig the hand of a woman, beams desperate quarrel. A asouabr exchanged which went Wid but one of them trek M killing her and another ouerrero. Two other with ballets and probe Probably Went 0 Saw YonR, April 8. a dispatch to the RBeselU William Lloyd GartlaSi independents thea Nl ed with Fourth dd p iblMazodlna Irailt :le poemiasteatiaIs admialtrad 4.