VOL. XXXIV.-NO. s1, HELENA, MONTANA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1893. PRICE FIV
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.
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
Sold by us for the Spring
Season is Tailor-Made. That
term infers well made and
stylish clothing, of first-class
quality and design.
Should be carefully selected.
Besides our regular lines we
are Sole Agents for the Dr.
Jaeger Celebrated Sanitary
Wear, all wool.
NO COMPROMISE LIKELY,
Party Leaders Are Eying Each Other
Cautiously While Sounding
Situation in the Relohstag About
the Same as Before the
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.'"
They Elect Officers and Transact Some
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,
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.
New YoRK, April 8.-George T. Soney, the
well known Brooklyn philanthropist, died
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
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,
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
MOSl OFTIiEM OPPOSE,
No Chance of a Vote This Season on
the Question of Seating
Politicians Believe That When a
Vote Is Taken It Will Be
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
BITTER ROOT TIMBER.
Seeretary Smith Modlfies Very Materially
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."
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Several Towns Were in Danger,
Sixteen Houses in One Be
Forest Fires In the East, Prairie Fires In
the West, and hIases in Other
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
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
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
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
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
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
SANTA FE 5HOP
They Want an Advance .f
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
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.
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
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
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
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