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OL. XXXIV.-NO. 188~ HELENA, MONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 18193, PRICE FIVE CENTS
PRC IV ET GAN . it LEIN To-DAY the Grand National shooting handicap takes place at Hollywood, N. J. The entrance fee for competi tors in the shoot is fixed at $ zoo, and the list of aspirants.for the honors of superior marksman ship includes some of the best shots on this side of the Atlan tic. Some great feats will doubtless be performed, a n d cl o s e as well as remarkable scores may be looked for., A Break Iii the Lines Which we carry means a re striction of selection. We have, as yet, a very fair assortment of sizes and styles, and invite an inspection of our stock by those who intend to purchase. lYe Predict A marked improvement in trade before fall, and call at tention to our unexcelled lines of Tailor-Made Clothing, Shoes, Furnishings, Hats, Trunks and Valises and gen eral outfitting. ELEVATOR I TO 5 FLOORS. GANS & IKLEIN OUESTION OF DAMAGESI The One Remaining Feature of the Bering Sea Squabble That Worries. Probable That Another Tribunal Will Be Instituted to Award Damagese Carlisle Orders the Company to Pay Up Rental and Bnue--Victoria La meats Her Passing. WAsmworolw Aug. 17.-Interest oficially in the Bering sea decision now centers in the question of damages this country will be obliged to pay Great Britain for the use of seal hunting subjects kept out of Bering sea throigh the operation of the modue vivendi, or those seized as poachers prior to the agreement. In aecordanee with artiole five of the convention for the re newal of the modus vivendi, the arbitration tribunal must decide how much compensa tion is due Great Britain from the United States to be used for British subjects for abstaining from the exercise oft the right to take seals In Bering sea during the pending of the arbitration. Claims against the United Stastes, either Individually or in balk, must be filed by the owner of vessels seized. In oase of failure to come to some basis for a settle ment without resort to arbitration (and it is predicted that each failure will occur) the two govelnments will agree to leave the question to the judgment of an unpreju diced tribunal, and to this end a elaims commission will be appointed. Seoretary Carlisle to-day made official demand on the North American Commer cial company for $289.717. for the rental and bonns of Pribylol islands. The amount due by years is stated as follows: 1890, $47,403; 1.91, $133,628; 1892, $108,886. The action of Secretary Carlisle was based on an opinion rendered by Attorney Gen eral Olney. In his letter to Lloyd Travis, of San Francisco, preaid ent of the North Amerlean Commercial company, Secretary Carlisle says: "The action of my predecessors in mak ing reductions in rental and bonus which your company agreed to pay to the United States, under its contract for the exelusive privilege of taking for seals in Alaska, was without authority of law." 'I he original contract was entered into in 1889, and ixed the annual rental at $60.000 per year, sand limited the maximum catch for any one year to 100,000 seals, which catch could be reduced in the dise etion of the secretary of the treasury. In addition to this rental the government was to re ceive $9.60 per skin on each seal taken, besides other provisions as to the care of the natives. The iecretary of the treasury fixed the limit of the ealoh this yesa at 7,500 seals. Next year about 13,000 were taken and in 1892, 10,600. Acting on an opinion rendered by Attorney General Miller, Secretary Charles Foster, as he had redoesd the catch of seals from the original contract of 100, 000. reduced the rent in pror ortion. 'I his action of Secretary Foster is now decla'e l to have been illegal. Hence the demand is made, which it is understood, will be fol lowed by legal proceedings in case the de mand is not complied with. LAMENT OF VIOI'OIOIA, B. O. Her Day as 8ealing Headquarters Have Passed Away. VICToRIA, B. C.. Aug. 17.--R. P. Rithet & Co., limited, have advanced the price of seal skins $5 each as a result of the publi cation of the findings of the Bering sea board of arbitration. This action fails to please. however, for it is taken as indicat ing what all here has oome-the death of the sealing industry for all save the Com mereial company. Capt. John G. Cox, president of the Seal. er' association, puts it thusee: "Te abi tration was merely a faree, covering the de sire of England to find an exouse for not protecting English rights. The findings shows they are right, but pave the way so that England may. in the future, say 'I'd like to plotect, my children, but the law is against you.' "The wholesale restriotions won't protect seals when they most need protection on the islands, or when trooping in March and April; they will, however, kill the bhs. iness for all save the Commercial company, and that evidently was the object. Our schooners are now for sale as soon as they return, and unless arese reports have been very mislesadlg the industry has received its death blow, and no schooners will be sent out next season." Another sealer, Capt. J. D. Warren, who has seizure claims aggregating $200,000 himself, says the sealers haf better get their claims cashed as soon as cossible, sell the fleet and close ahort. The prohibition of firearms, the time chosen for the closed season, and the absence of iestrictions uLon island killina make it imnoossible for vessels to comuete with any ptovect of p ofit while the e are no seals worth kill ing in the southern saois. A few conservative firms, such as Ilithet and Ward. decline to expess any opinion till all the facts are published, but the gen eral opinion, with Capts. Cox and*Wanren, is that Victoria's day has gone as head quarters for the sealing iudussiy in North America. ANACONDA RACES. Ialtton Outaprintr the Field in Two Con secutive Heats. Special to The lndependent. ANACONDA, Aun. 17.-Quarter mile run, heats--utton won, Eureka second. Johnny H. third, Pat Sullivan fourth. Time, :24. :24 4. Three fourths of a mile--Ruby won, Viceroy second, Nevada third, Miss Dudley fourth. lime. 1:16. Special pace, pulse $150- Black Tom won. Grey Ned second, H. II. and toxey distanced. Time, 2:28,%. 2:23a, 2:26, 2:285), 2:82. Totting, mataheh race-Meteor won, Wm. (Gill ancond Time, 2:20, 2:35p, 2:28), 2:81, 2:35. lalif nile--Roanoke won, Linden second, Flora F. thirdi. Time. :49. MoSMOUTet PYnK, Aug. 17.-Track fast. Five furloin.s- Venuburg, Blaoklhawk, Dolly cult, :00ti); seven furlon.--Vesti hale, `ister Mary, llolknicker, 1:25; six for. longe-Armnitage, titonenelle. ])orian. 1:12g ; mile and one furlong-Kildeer, Best Brand. Diablo, 1:.5.; five furlones Slinnheahs, Pallas, May Lose, 1:00; mile ltactann., Julien, Treasure, 1:40. 1lAnAToiA, Aug. 17.-Fast track. five fnrlorlga--lalayon. Wang. Julia. 1:03; five furlongs-Hih iand, Little Frel, lt. Anthony, 1:OJ9i; air turloai-Raguner, Polyltora, Marmunsr. 1:10; mile and one six teenth-Henry Young, Lotion, Mario K., 1:50; four and a half furlous--Fauotina, Fox Hound. ltebaeea ltowett, :56; steeple chase, full oourse-lPat Oakley, Wleet, LI jero, 6.00. 'IHE BUBSIlESI WORLD. The MIg Oliver Stoel tompany Is Treoble -Deave RNak noResume. Plresnuno, Aug, 17.-The Oliver Iron and Steel company, one of the largest concerns in this country, went Into the hands of a receiver to-day, on the application of the National Tube Works company, of New Jersey, and E. Converse, of New York. The capital of the company Is $1,060,000, the apparent indebtedness $600,000, bonded indebtedness $586,000. H. W. Oliver was appointed receiver. D)axvn, Aug. 17.-The Union National bank, which suspended July 1, resumed this morning. The National Bank of Com merce reopened for business to-day, with almost 100 per cent of its Ilabilities on hand. Three more of the suspended banks are expected to open by Sept. 1. DUnuqua, Iowa, Aug. 17.-The First Na tional bank, one of oldest Institutions in tbe city capital $200.000, east ended this morning. The lst statement showed de poslts of $520,980. Failure is due to with drawals. N.w Yonx, Aug. 17.-T. J. Davis & Co., wholesale dry goods, of this city and Chi osgo, assigned to-day. Liabilities and as sets about $200,000 each. Stringency of the money market caused the failure. CINOINNATI. Aug. 17.-The Standard Wagon company, the largest company of its kind in the United States, assigned this moring to Grant II. Burrows. Assets $1.200,000. liabilities $700,000. -EADVILLE, Pa., AMu. 17.-Consaderable excitement was occasioned to-day by the closinu of the Farmers Co-operativo bank. Cashier Dean said the suspension is only temporary. IIUNTNOTON, Pa., Aug. 17.-The National Bank of South Pennsylvania, at Wyndham, Bedford county, closed its doors to-day. Liabilities estimated at $350,000, assets at $450,000. MAtION, Ran., Aug. 17.-The First Na tional bank of this place suspended late this afternoon. EMPTIED THE WAY SAFE. eold Robbery of a Train in Missourl The Robbers Escape. ST. Looue, Aug. 17.-Frisco train No. 4, due to arrive this morning, was held up by two men at St. James, Mo., this morning and robbed. The safe was opened, but the amount taken is unknown. It seems that two men got on board the train at the Rolls tank, hiding between the tender and the express car. When two miles from St. James they forced their way through the front door of the car. Before the surrrlsed Wells, Fargo & Co.'s messen. ger, E. P. Ferguson, could collect himself,. they overpowered him, took his revolver away and in a few moments compelled him to open the way safe, from which they ab stracted the vanluables. A sharp pull on the bell cord brought the engine to a hall, when the robbers opened the side door of the ear and, jumping out, made their es cape in a northerly direction, firing a few shots as they left the ear to cow the train men and passengers. The train was run to St. James and posses were immediately started in pursuit of the robbers. BROKE INTO A HALL. Poles and Russians Insslt on Holding a Meeting. Naw Yonx. Aug. 17.-The fermenting un rest of the unemployed in this city has at length burst bounds, and on the east side to-day there was an explosion. A crowd of more than five thousand unemployed men attacked Walhalla hall to-day because ad mittance was denied them. They smashed the plate glass windows to atoms, forced in the door which had been looked against them, and forcibly took possession of the place. Several persons were out by flying glass. All sorts of missiles were used and finally the pollce reserves had to be summoned from the Eldridge street station. After a vigorous tussle, in which clubs were freely used, they succeeded in clearing the hall and dlpersine the riotous assemblage, making a number of arreste of ringleaders. The rioters were mostly Poles and lias sians, largely from clothing workers' on ions. COMES OUT FORL SILVER. Secretary Smith's Paper Advocates BI metallism-A nignifloant Utterance. ATLANTA, Ga,, Anug. 17.-In an editorial on the financial situation yesterday even ing, the Journal, owarnd by Secretary of the Interior Hoke Smith. calls on congress to pass a free coinage bill for both gold and silver, putting enough silver in the silver dollar to put it on a parity with the gold dollar. "We further believe." it sars, "that Cleveland and his cabinet and the demo oratio leaders in the senate and house squarely favor this plan." As the Journal has equivooally endorsed the president's meessage and has not until now called for the free coinage of both gold and silver, its utterances ale regarded as significant. A roy Fiend. BRAVRR FALLS, Pa., Aug. 17.-A fiendish act was perpetrated Monday afternoon near homewood, which resulted in the death of tiree boys. Frank Graham, of Ilomewood. 17 years old, knew that three other boys were hunting ground-hogs about a mile be low the village. lie Rot a can of blasting powder, attached the fuse, placed it in a little pile of locks and waited until the young hunters neared the spot. Then he lit the fuse and orpet oil to a safe distance. Burgess Reed. 16i years old, and James tReed, aged 14, sons of Smith Iteed, a well known former. with James Garner, aged 17, app cached the spot entirely unconscious of danger. The can exploded, all belng maimed and burned so they died next morning. Graham made his escape and is still at large. Kansas Advocates Fencing In. 'orrtKA, Kan., Aug. 17.-A petition sligned by the state officers and state house em ployea was forwarded to Gov. Stone, of Missouri, today, asking him to call a con vention of governors and deleunates fiom the states west of the Mississippi river and south of Ohio, to decide what can be done for mutual relief of the people; for the eultivation of commercial relations be tween them. and for such other action as may condues to the material welfare and prosperity of the commonwealths involved, looking espeoiclly to an arrangement of such trade relations as may render the seo tion free from dependence upon the east ern section of the union in buslness affairs T:ae golna omf Veterans. CINCINNATr, Aug. 17.-The Bons of Veter as have voted down the mutual insurance chbeme and killed ofi the proposition to form a milita y oresnizatiou. They se lected Day, nport, Iowa, as the next place of meetlnp. J, Ii. Maceabr, of Massachusetts. was olected commander-in-chier; O. T. Orner., of Illinois. senior vice, and F. O. Wilkin son, junior vice. In the ladies' Aid so ciety, Miss BIlle Gray, of Washington, Iowa, was elected tresidena. tep.orted to eit Itiene. Lonon., Aug. 17.-United Ireland, of Iublio, having stated to-dlay that the home seoretary had become convineed that Dr. LThomas Gallagher is insane and ordered his release from prison, question was raised 'in the house of eotamons. Home seoretary Asquith said there is not the slightest foundation for the report. YOIE ON MANTL['S CASE, One Will Be Taken by the Senate at Five O'clock Next Monday Afternoon. Senators Holding Their Silver Elo quonoe Until the Question Reaches Them. A IRepeal Bill Will Be Introdneed Coupled With a Declaration In Favor of Bllrnetallismn. WARnrNOTON, Aug. 17.--The senate marde no ,rogress in the finanoial discuession to day because the majority of the members aprarently believe their speeches should be withheld until the paramount issue of the repeal of the Sherman law is squarely pre sented to the senate. Every indication at this time points to the improbability of any repeal by the senate unless it is coupled with some sooh deolaration as is made in the more positive legislation providing for actual free coinage at a revised ratio. When the senate met to-day numerous petition were presented, some for the un conditional repeal of the Sherman not, and some against its repeal without a provision for the free coinage of silver. One was presented from the board of managers of the national temperance soolety against the proposed six months extension of the whisky tax. A resolution was offered by Gallinger, and laid over until to-morrow, calling for a report as to whether the secretary of the interior and commissioner of penesons have conformed to the provisions of the e- isting law in sasoending and dropping pen sioners from the pension rolls. The Montana senatorial ease was taken up and Pasco addressed the senate in oppo sition to the right of Mantle to a seat un der the governor's appointment. Dubois made a short argument on the other side of the oquestion. This was followed by a col loquy between s.nators Mitohell, of Ore gon, and Chandler, of New Hampshire, the former advoeating and the latter opposing the admission of Mantle. After a short argument by Call against the right of appointment by the governor, Hoar, whohas charge of the report, called for a vote upon the resolution for the ad mission of Mantle. Objection was made, however, by V:'nce, and finally unanimous consent was given that the vote shall be taken Monday next at five p. m. The financial discussion in the house to day was spiritless and uninteresting. It i: doubtful if a quorum could have been mus tered on a roll call at any time to.day. The silver debate was resumed and Daniels, republican, of New York, spoke in favor of repeal of the purchbasing clause of the Sher man act. Congress, he said, should inter vene to give some measure of relief to the peopleby changing the financial policy. For the past fourteen years the accumula tion of silver had been going on. Instead of silver going into circulation it had gone into the treasury and there it remained as a useless article. Cooper. of Florida, and Goldzier, of Illinois, spoke in favor of repeal. The death of Congressman Chipman was announced and the house adjourned. SILVER IN THE BENATE. That Body Will Begin the Discsesion in Earnest Soon. WAIeINGTON. Aug. 17.-The meeting of the senate finance committee to-day was attended by every member, and conclu sions were reached which may enable the committee to report a repeal bill to-mor row. The attitude of Chairman Voorhees to-day, however, gave the silver men on the committee but little bore, for he said he would vote to report favorably a refusal bill, provided there is a declaration coupled with it declaring for bimetallism. The bill, when reported, will contain such deo laration, and the vote by which it will be reported is estimated, by members of the committee, at six to five, the minority con sisting of Harris. Veat. Vance, Jones, of Arkansas, and Jones, of Nevada. When the committee adjourned all had been substantially agreed upon but the verbiage of the bill. At the meeting to-day a draft of the declaration for bimetallism was submitted, which favors the continu ance of the use of both gold and sly, r (to the extent of existing coinage) as unlimited legal tender, and declares that all our forms of money, whether geld, silver or paper, should be maintained at a perity and equal in purchasing powe. It will further declare that every effort shall be rut forth to secure an internati inal agree ment for the adoption of a fixed ratio between gold and silver. Condition of National Banks. WASRlINGTON, Aug. 17.-An abstract of the reports made to the comptroller of currency ebowing the condition of national banks in the United States, July 12, is made public. A comparison with the statement of Mao 4 last, shows a decrease in individual depoe its of $193,000,000; in loans and discounts rf $137,000,000; in specie of $21.000,000, and rn undivided profits of $13,000,000. FARMERS COMING. They Are Interested in the Live Stock i i iblt. CirrCAoo. Aug. 17.-Farmers will begin coming to the fair in large numbers next week. Inquiries received by Chief Uln chanan, of the agricultural department, in dicate that they are anxious to know some thing of the live stock exhibit, which be olns next Monday and lasts until Friday. Sept. 8. The exhibits will be very fine. heventeen states will eand horses and netarly as many more will show cattle. 'I be provinces of Ontarlo and Queboo, Canada. will also be represented. .tusen. G(ermany and France will have a fine lot of representative stock, and a band of secrod eattle from Trinidad wail be regorded as a feature. Twenty-six stables, capable of accommodating 2,000 head of stock, are in readiness. Took Two Shots at a Ca.ahter. CrIPawsw FALLS. Wis., Aug. 17.-An at teml't was made last night to assassinate W. L. Seymour, cashier of ieynmonr's bank, which failed recently. Two shots were fired at him while he was walking in his yard, none takin effect. T'he affairs of the bank are said to be in bad condition and there are numerous workintamen who Are depositors. All sorts of threats have born indulged in and many threatening letters sent to the oieoers of the bank. Di)dn't Like Ills Position. HtN FluiAt. aoo, Aug. 17.-United States Apprpaiser Ilaitton, republican, has written a letter to President Cleveland res igning his Position, Ralston charges that Culleo tor Wise, demoorat, has interfered with his ,tliee in eueh a partisan manner that he is onwilling to continue further in the gov. erument srvice. TIIE HIS[,TORIICAL IWOO'S. Plenty of Ipace for Inseaments, Ete.. for 1home Time to Comr. Tile rooms of the Montana Historical soolety in the top story of the court boute have been comrpltted, and are ready for the books, documents, relies, etc., which His. torian Wheeler has been accumulating. 'Thare are five rooms in all, with over 1.10() feet of shelving and pigeon holes without number of pamphlets, ranks for papers, etc. The rooms have all been newly kal somined and varnished and Col. Wheeler is quite proud of his quarters. Over 1,0Y) leet of books have laid in the rafters of tihe court house for years bocause there was no place in the state library for them. When the historical oallection of the state library was turnoed over to the fIlltorinca society, Col. Wheeler went to work to provide apace for them. When they are all in place in his new quarte-a he will still have over 100 feet or shelving for accumulations and room to put inmore shelves when the space is exhausted. I he walls of the His torical society rooms are hung with nearly fifty portraits and pictures of persons and scenes illustrative of the growth and devel opment of Montana and intimately aaeo elated with the state's histors. In the smaller room ls a cabinet of Indian curiosi ties and relies. and others of the same kind are tastefully distributed around the other rooms. IltBROKE INTO JAIL. So Inviting Is the City Itautile That the Door Must lie Kept I.ocked, There are hundreds of cases on record of people breaking out of jail, but very few in which people have broken into the bastile. The Helena city jail fornished a case yes terday. Living in the vioinity of the jail is a woman whose only known name is "Skates." Early yesterday morning Jailor Purcell had occasion to go into the bridal chamber, and he was much surprised to find Hkates sound asleep on the cot. 1 here was no record of bhr arrest and on being awakened the woman said she had wan dered into the jail, found the bridal cham ber dbor unlocked, and as it seemed cool and inviting she had made use of it. She refused to leave until she had been fur nished with dinner. Unfortunately for Skates the jailer had been renovating the bridal chamber Wednesday, and had need a large quantity of inuect powder. While not poisonous the powder, if it gets into the eyes, nose or mouth, borns like red pepper. Skates got a fill dose of it, and the prospect is that before she uses the jail again voluntarily she will look carefully into its condition. RAILWAY TRACK FOREIM.E. A New Orgamlsation That Has Its Head quarters at Missoulm. Rooky Mountain division No. 214 of the International Brotherhood of Iailway Track Foremen of America has bvon formed at Missonla with headquarters there. The officers are M. Brennan, chief foreman, Frenohtown: J. Matthews, vice chief foreman, Ravalli; Nels Thompson, secretary and treasurer, DeSmet; C. New lander, warden, DeSmet; Charles Lanuder green, sentinel, Ravalii. The society num bers about 150 members and consists of section foremen along the line of the Northern Pacific railroad and its branches between Helena and Hops, Idaho. It is a branch of the main order whose member ship in the United States numbers about 40,000. divided into 260 lodges. The Mis soula branch meets monthly and has for its objects mutual protection, charity and benevolence. CITIZENS' MEETING 10-NIGHT. It Will re to Hear Reports on the Various Reductions. A meeting of citizens will be held at the Board of Trade rooms to-niuht to hear the reports of the various committees appointed to inquire into the feasibility of reducing city and county expenses. Since the con mittees were appointed they have been actively at work. The one to look after city affairs had several conferences with the council committee on ways and means. Another committee has seen the county commissioners. The school board has al ready taken action. The committees will make their reports at to-night's meeting, and a general discussion will likely follow. JO)TTINGS ABOUL' TOWN. The new time table on the Northern Pa cific will go into effect Aug. 27. H. A. Seare, of Seattle, has a free exhibi tion of oil patitings in the Bailey block. A marriage certificate was yesterday issued to Rtappeto Bartelemeo and Battara Paola. both natives of Italy. Patents have been granted to William Rockliff, of Ramsey, for a vreaum gauge, and Arthur O'Brien, for wash basea, bath tub and closet. There will be a meeting of the Populist league of Helena at Assembly hall on ,rat urday evening next. All members are re quested to be present. Jake and John Post, for themselves and their mother, desire to return their thanks to the many friends who offered their kind services during the illness and after the death of their father. The First National Bank of Butte yester. day ittaohe.l the Helena El.ectrio Hallway contmrny, C. K. Wells, ('. W. Cannon. W. A. Chesenmen and H. M. Parehen for a $.0. 000 corloratton note due July 28. The conuty commissioners have been notified of the action of the state board of equalization in raising the assessment of real estate in Lewis and Clarke county 25 per cent, and are considering the matter. The Second National bank yesterday re ceived two retorts from the ('revasse lonu tain mine, owned by E. 1). Edgerton and J. I. Sanford. Thie "yellow turnips" are va ted at $4 5i00. The output of the Crevasse is increasing steadily. Mise Anna Larkin and a number of her Sunday echool scholars gave a very nice surprise for the benefit of the niiniester and his family of the A. M. E. church. 'lhe affair was skilfully uotten up and the min iater and his family return their heartfelt thanks. The tHelena lodge of Elks will hold a soctal session to-night at Nick Kessler's in honor of Al. J. llutchin, Jr.,. a charter member of the lodge, who is soon to leave Helena for New York. The party will leave corner Main street and Sixth avenue on the eight o'clock car. Next Funday 1yev. J. Wesley Hill will preach his opening sermons at the i t. l'aul's church for the year, he baving been reappointed to this charge by the recent conference. In the morning he will preach an 'The Contest for a C own." and in the eroning on "The Signs of the Times." The state board of equalization ordered an increase of $5 on the nesessuient of cows in Lewis anrd Clarke counta. The bheading in the new assessment hooks reads "cows, bulls and stock cattle." There is no separ ate item of cows. l he county recorder is puzzled how to comply with the or!der. Location notices were filed yesterday as follows: (Galt and Napoleon lodes, Wolf l'reek district, by lienry T. Oakland; 100 eores of placer in Ten Mile district. by 'homas Kain. Sr., John Kain, Henry Kain and Thomas Kain, Jr.; 2(1~ inches of water in tributary to Saw Mill Creek, by George W. Ilanschi!d. At the regltular meeting of Labor Assem bly No. 3,210, Knights of Labor, the fol lowing iusolutlon was unanilmouly adopted: "We as workingmen emphati cally condemn the stand taken by H. B. Paluter at the meeting last Saturday even ing, where he advocated reducing wages on city work to $2 per day." TWO MORE MEN KILLED, The West Side Record of Blood Is Being Added to Day by Day. One Man Killed Near Bonner and Another One Noar Thomp son Falls. The Trial of Callagher for the Kllliag at Carney Nearing a Conclusion at Mlisoula. Special to The Indeprendbnt. MHmKO!TLA, Aug. 17.-Last night Thomas J. D)emmons calme to Missonla with his wife and gave himself up to the sheriff, stating that he had had a quarrel with one Jacob McAllister and had shot and killed him. The coroner was notified and last night with a jury went to Demmons' place on the Big Blackfoot, five miles above Bon ner, where the affray occurred and brought in the body, The inquest was held this afternoon. From the evidence brought out it appears that Demrmons keeps a sa loon on the Big Blackfoot road, that Mc Allister had been stopping with him and both men had been drinking and while in the saloon a fight had originated over some money Demons had loest. Demmons had taken a cent hook stick as a weapon and this had been taken from him. MoAllister following Demmons to the house. DsL mon picked up a gun and told him not!te come o. he would kill him, and struck sev eral times at McAllister with the gn*. Demmons claims that while strikingrat him the gun was accidentally dischagae I, The ball struck McAllister under the lift shoulder and passed out of the neck on opposite side, death being instantaneo . The jury brought in a verdict that Jon MoAllister came to his death from a gobh shot wound inflicted by Thoe. J. Demmo s. Word was brought from Thompson FIlls this afternoon to the effect that Zatk <(n had been shot and killed near that place by Wm. McCurdy. The report is that Me Curdy had been very much intoxizated dur ing the evening and was in and out of the saloons until 11 o'clock p. m., at which time Orn had either taken or accompanbed him home. What led to the shooting is not exactly known, but McCurdy elailps that Orn insulted his sister, that he ~ d ordered him out, and on his refusal to go hod shot him. McCurdy's lasister said she never spoke to Orn a.d consequently no insults were Of fered. -he had heard them quarreliRg the Inmo had none out, and McCully had ordered O:n to light it. On lpi refusal to do so McCurdy pulled his t.n and shot Orn five times, twine in the body, twice in the head and once in the art.. He went to Thompson Falls and gave him. self up this morning, but was in such as intoxicated condition as scarcely to be able to give an intelligible account of the affair. He was brought to Missoula this evening. The GallRgher ease came up for trial in the district court this morning. The first witness called by the prosecution was Pat Caurran. He testified that himself, Gal laher. Carney. John MoClosky and Pat Flannery had been in John Vogt's saloon June 9; that they were all drinking; that some time during the day Carney had ae cused Gallagher of being a thief and a hold-up, and that he should be hung. About 10 o'clock in the evening they were together in the saloon again and had drank together. Gallagber had gone out, stating he woeld return in a few minutes. Ma Closky, Corran, Flannery and Carney left together. A sho. t distance from the store they met Gallagher with a gun. He ap proached Carney, saying, "Here's the son of a -- I'm afterl" and shot Carney, who fell and died immediately. No gun was found on Carney. The testimony of MeClosky and Flan nery was practically the same as Curran's, but if anything more damaging to the prisoner. The defendant himself and oth ers gave evidence to trove that Carney had made frequent threats against Gallagher's life. Beveral witnesses were also brought upno to testify as to Gallagher's good charae The o to the jr. The case will go to the jury to-morrow. Arldentally K.lled Near Dillon. Special to The Independent. DIuiON. Aug. 17.-George Walker, a stranger in the city, was found dead in bed this molning at the Hiiscehman lodging house. Walker had received a severe blow on the head three days prior from a heavy timber thrown fiom the top of the hay stack. The coroner's jury returned a ver dict exonerating the roan who threw the timber and attributing death to the result of accident by a blow on the head. untrte ('rook Arrested to Vashington. Spocial to the Indeperndnt. SPOKANE. Ann. 17.-John P. Knowles. for merly of Blutte, was arlested in the woods near Cheney this morning and looked up on a charge of erand laroeny. Knowles was emploted in a Butte hardware store in May while the proprietor went to Chioago. During the proprietor's absence $2J0 worth of goods were shipped to Sl ekane, and when the storekeeper returned Knowles was missing. Trace of the goode was as oured yesterday when 11. H. Brainerd was arrested on a search warrant and some of the goods found in his possession. He told how he oame by the goodsand Knowles fled, being captured as above. Brainerd is held for receiving stolen property. eVounen Oppose MIlitarism. ClncA.lo, Aug. 17.-The feature of the eace cougraes to-day was a paper by Mrs. Laura Ormiston Chant, of London, hold. tug that it is within the power of the women of the world to disband all armies and put an end to militarism. Sunday schools came in for a scoring at Mrs. Chant's hands for raising boys' "brigades," In imitation of militarism. Sunday school ooncerts in whioh songs ate sung gio ifying war and military heroes were also con. demned, and the general stand taken that women should discountenane all snobh or analagous proceedinge. tumeors ore a Reeivership Denied. Nnw Yoas. Augi. 17.-President Charles W. Wettmore, of the North Amerlean com pany, said to-day that rumors of a reoelver ship for the company are absolutely with out foundation, Rumorsq however, of im pending trouble were current again to-day, on account of its heavy holdings ef North eru Paciflo securities.