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Park Avenue 5 Park Avenue NEAR EDWARDS ST. F.J. Edwards NO CHANGE AT HONOLULU, But the Tension Seems to Be Grow. ing Greater Every Day That Passes. Dole Glves It Out That Restora tion Will Be Resiated With Force. Eagland and JTapan aid to Be Preparing to Take a Hand, It Trouble' Oceaurs. iCopyrlsht, 1891, by the Assolated Press. HosoluLv, Dec. 14.-The barkentine George C. Perkins arrived at 11. bringing the text of the queen's statement to Blount. The royalists admit that it is a correct statement of the claims relied on by the queen's party. Ex-Marshal Wilson says his report to Blount supplements the queen's and explains many things not de tailed by her. The political situation is in a state of abeyance. awaiting news expected by the steamer Alameda on the 21st inst. The p ovlelonal government continues prepara tions for defense. rand bags are being illed and placed on the upper veranda of the executive building as a breast work. Several additional royalists have been re moved from government omoes. Leading royalists believe that Cleveland will receive enoullh baokinlg In the present co.ngres to enable him to carry out his polle of restoration. They admit that without the armed support of the United States they have no hope of re-establishing the monarohy. Minister Willis decolined to talk on the situation beyond saying he awaits farther orders from Washington. Royalists claim that if oongress refuses to settle the matter in favor of the queen the Hawilan affair is liable any moment to assume International proportions. They hint that both England and Japan will take a hand. Little cre. dence is given this view. The British legs. t'on Is ominously silent about the position to be taken by Great Britain in case of trouble. It ise learned that the queen's policy in case of restoration is amnesty for all op ponents except President Dole. Mlnister Thurston. Attorney -General Smlth and Chief Justice Judd. Sentiment among annexationits., In case the government Is left to its own reseuroes. is in favor of the establishment of a repub lic on a model of the United States. The United States revenue cutter Corwin arrived unexpectedly this morning. Cart. Munger at once same ashore and was olos eted with Minister Willts over an hour. He delivered dispatches from Washington. The Star this evenig published President Cleveland's message as the opening of con g'eas.--Treaosbieet at once oeas -into sea iion. Its members interpret the message to mean that Cleveland will restore the queen peaceably if possible; if not, will re tfr the matter to congress. Plresident Dole assured the Associated press that in case Willis made any advances towards restoration of the monarchy the provisional government wished it an nounced in the most public manner that they would make no headway, an.l it lushed would be absolutely rejected. "The provisional government," saild ole, "has arranged every detail for the protection of life and property, and is well prepared to resist with force the overthrow of the pro visional government, if uttempted by ex ternal means. Yes, you can say if the worst comes we will make stubborn resistance." One of the offcers of the Philadelphia, who made the translation, said this after noon: "If I were a royalist, knowing what I do, I would consider the game up so far as the ex-queen.is concerned." Since the arrival of the Corwin affairs have been in a very excited condition. The rumor is prevalent that the ofoces of the United States war ship have orders that their wives leave by the Maripose. Great secrecy is maintained. The provisional government is confident and wall fight if attaeked. The militia is all prepared and within twenty minutes 1,000 men could be in the field to defend tLe provisional gov ernment. TORCE Witli FORCE. The Provisionat Government Prepared to Resist Restoration. BAx FuANo~iso, Dec. 21,--An American in Honolual, writing just as the Mariposa was preparing to sail, says: "Without doubt the provisional government will meet force with force and the whole situation is dark and complicated for Hawaii. The forces of the American men-of-war Philal delphla and Adam. are held in readiness to land at any moment. The English shibp Champion and Japanese cruiser Nanl We Kan, though apparently passive, are also no doubt equally prepare.t to take part in any outbreak that may occur. The native Hawaiian are singularly apathetic, and were it not for the ipterested leaders would not take great interest in the matter." The Corwin. in addition to bringing ofm c:al instructions to Minister Willis, also brought .an Francisco newspapers con taining the i resident's message at the opening of congress, and that part of it re lating to Hawaiian affairs was soon pub lished in an extra edition of the Hawaiian itar and added to the excitement in the ranks of the provisional government party. There had been no special excitement in Honolulu for weeks past, until the day the Mariposa left there. Then the revenue cutter Corwin arrived from Ban Franisolco, bringing edjitional instructions from Boo retery Gresham to Minister Willis, which were published in this country. When President Cloveland's Hawaiian message was delivered to congress a few days age but the nature of which was unknown in Honolulu. friends of the provisional gov ernment in Honolulu seemed to be under the impremion that the Corwin htd arrived there with instructions which would result in an early effert on the part of the United States authoitles to re store the queen, and consequently much excitement was caused, which had not been allayed at the time the Mariposa left har bor. According to regular news diepatohes, as well as private advices, the I rovlsonal government and the party which supports It seemed determined to resist any attempt at restoration. To Kidnap Hlaby Ruth. Antstr,. Kau., Dec. 21.-Lotters written by one i. F. Hook, and dated Topeke, have been found here and outlined a scheme for kidnaping Ruth Cleveland next month. Five people are implicated in the deal. At frst it was thought to be a fake, but de velopments show that probably it was the schema of a crank who has been hanging aronnd the aity recently, but has gone east. Preparing the Arena. JACaoSnrxLLN, Dec. 21.-Billy Thompson. Mitchell's manager, arrived thil afternoon. .e saike Mitchell to in excellent condition and confident of winning. He is zxpected to arrive neat Tuesday. The work of pre paring the arena for the Corbett-Mitohell fight began to-day. NO STRIIKJE POSSIBL. Card Frem Judge oatles on the eNrth era Ptelase Situatleo. To The ldependent. I read with interest your temperat' ind timely artirle Ia this morning's Iaswnwts -ar relative to the probability of a strike on the Northern Paiefo railroad the Oret of the coming month on aecouat of the reo detion in wages paid employes, whi.h takes slret at that time. I think you are quiteo riht in your eoneolulon that we atiy safely rely upon the good sense of the mes thebselves to avert snob a publl sand gen eral oeaamity as would result from snr stoppage of tree on this road, but were .t otherwise me serious obstruetion to traffe could take place. The road is in the hapds of reslvers appointed by the federal eourts add say interforenee with the operation.sl a road so situated is treated in these coutse as a eontempt of coart and punished so oordingly. There are a number of aons is the reports of the federal courts establish tng this proposition, and notably one wil* reference to a strike whilh took plase o the Texas & Pacile railway in 1886, found In the Tweoty-Seventh Federal Reporter. In that ease, as the suit of ereditor, re celvres bad been appointed for the roa4 nd it haid thus been taken into poseeseie of the courts. The learned jude of that circuit, the Hon. Don A. Pardee, in deoid' .a. the case in re Higgius, declared: It is well settled law that whoevewrill fully interferes with property in the posses lion of a court is guilty of a contempt of that court, and I regard it as equally well settled that whoever unlawfully interferes with offieers and agents of the court, in the fall and eomplete tossession and manage enct of the property in the custody of the court, is guilty of a contempt of oourt, and it Is immaterial whether this unlawful in terference comes in the way of actual vio ence or by intimidation and threats. The employees of the receiver, although pro has vice officers of the e9urt, may quit their mployment, as can employee of private parties or corporations, provided they do not thereby intentionally disable the prop erty; but they must quit peaeeably and decentl,. Where they combine and conspire to quit, with or without notice, with the object and intent of crippling the property or its operation, I have no donbt that they thereby commit a oontempt; and all those who combine and conspire with employee to thus ouit, or, as officials of labor organi zations issue printed orders to quit, or to strike, with an intent to embarrass the court in administering the property, render themselves liable for ceontempt of court." In this case a number of the striking em ployes were punished by imprisonment 'in the county jail at Dallas, Tax., for periods of from fifteen days to five monthseach. The court, in passing sentence, says: "It may not be generally known, but the power of the court, under the law, in punishing such eases, is unlimited in imposing fnes or imprisonment."' Mr. Justice Brewer, now assooate justice of the supreme court of the United States, while on the oircuit bench had ocasalon to pase on these questions in a ease growing out of an interference with the operation of the Wabshb. while that road was in the hands of receivers. There was a strike on the Missouri Pacific, and in consequence nine Wabash engines and about a hundred cars of freight were delayed some hours at Hannibal, Mo. Judge Brewer deoided that their interference with the operation of the road was a contempt of court, and sen. tenoed the persons responsible for it to sixty days in the county jail and to pay the 'oats of the plo osedings. The remedy of employee whenever any disagreement arises between themselves and the receiver, with reference to wgess, or any other matter conneeted with the operation of the road. is very clearly pointed out by Judge Speer lan the case of Water house v. Comer, 55 Fed. Rep., p. 150. The remedy is not a strike, with all of the vio lence and suffering which is thereby en tailsed, often on wholly innocent people, but t is a peaceful application to the courts appointia. the receivers asking a redress of any grievances threatened or inflicted. If. therefore, the representatives of the em ployes of the Northern Pacflo railroad who are now in St. Paul, conferrlbt with the reoivers of the road, with refer enee to the scale of wages to be hereafter paid, shall fail to astrive at any amicable settlement of their differ ences they are not thereby left remedilese, but may appeal to the tribunal that created he receivers. The case just cited shows that courts of equity treat suoh applications with favor, and that itf there is a just ground of complaint there is no diffioulty in finding and administering a remedy. It may safely be assumed that no one is bet ter acquainted with their legal rights than are the parties most mmediately coneerned In this matter, and you are quite right in assuming that shore will be no strike. However the friendly conference which is now taking place between the management and the employes of the road may ulti mately terminate it is reasonable to eon clude that the Intelllaenoe of the parties directing this movement will incline them to adopt a line of action in which they will have justies and right upon their side, rather than one in which the law is against them, and which must result disastrously to themselves as well, as to every one else iffected by their acstto. W. E. CursLn. Helene, De.. 21, 1893. COLORADO HERSELF AGAIN. Thoenh Grlevously Wounded In Silver Other Resources Are Developing. Dma, Dec. 21.-Si-81x hundred delegates, representing nearly every munioipality in the state, attended the business men's con vention to-day. Gov. Waite was present by invitation and promised to give eareful conslderation to any reasons the conven tion mlaht advance against calling the legislature in speclal session, as proposed by him. "I am in favor." he said. "of fighting for the free coinage of silver at sixteen to one, not all summer, but till h freezes overal." Resolutions were adopted denying that there is sufficient reason for ealling an ex tra session of the legislature, and deolaring that such a course would do the statd more harm than good. 'Ihe resolutions also re cited that Colorado had almost entirely recovered from the panio. and whil6 the state had been grievously wounded by the demonetisation of silver, her other re son. os, euch as gold, coal and agriculture were developing wonderfully. Winter Races. SAN Fnanctsoo, Dec. 21.-Five furlongs Grafton, Jim I., George L. 1:08k; mile Oakland. Zoolena, Franoesca, 1:45; mile and one-eighth. the Quinlan handlcap, three years old and upwards-Racair. Wildiood. Garcia, 1:67t4; si furlongrs-Seritor, Zam post. ' im Murphy, 1:14%; seven furlongs Glee Boy. Ga:oon. T'ri, 1:29%. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES WARsnuoToN. Dee. .1.-Harry Cookerill. of Missouri, olerk of the hoouse ommittee on District of Columbia, died to-day. XENIA. O., Dee. 21.-Hon. C. B. Allen. member of the Ohio house. and president of the Xenia National bank. died, aged 77. LonoWN. Dec. 21--Firestarted this morn ing in lovey & Sona' drapers establish ment and spread to five other establish ments. Losse $1,000,000. Puu.ADiLPtrA. Dec. 21--The firm of Sobwarts & Graf, wholesale dealers in carpete. matting. and oil cloths, made an assignment. Assets about 1$88000, liablit ties about $276000. PorrsvsLz,L, Pa.. Dec. t.--At Oak Hill colliery this morning three miners were drowned by the breakiag in of water from the old workineg. The victims are Oilse Ploant. Jos. -Stalek, Paul Ales. STANO BY PLUTOCRAIS, Plea for- Help for Carnegie, Worth $25,000,000, Who Recently Cut Down Wages Idle and Hungry Workingmen Should Pay Tribute to the Rich Manufacturers. AS Present Ts Is a Rather Cheeky De Isand, but the Repubtleans Promptly Make It. *AsnmaroW, Dee. 21.--The report of the minority members of the ways and means seamittee was submitted to the bouas this aft(rooon. The portion of the report dls ouslig the bill generally was prepared by Weed. Other members of the minority, aurrows, Payne, Dalsell. Hopkins and Gear, prepared portions dealing with spe Ial featurep. Thereport says; "The most anrprisiag thing about thi bill is the faot that it is a preposition to Ialse the raven ues of 1898. which were only $2,000,000 above expenss. This feet, and the feet that by this bill the larger pars of the bur. den of taxation is traneferred from for _igners and brought to our own eitlzene ibould always be kept in mind. Had the bommittee followed the uneompromislag deelaratlon of the party and abolished pro thetion, givinr us a tarrl for revenue only, O-r task in commeating upon the results of 'he committees efferts would have been nuoh more simple. So far, however, have t. committee departed from the demands of their national convention that we are asnoh tempted to borrow a phrase from their own platform and designate the bill a a 'cowardly makeshift,' were it not that tIe result are already too serious for mere epithets. I''Theecommittee presented another tink el.g tari. bill, the like of which has dis tn.bhe business so many times the last thfrty years. Had the bill been for revenue ohnly, people of the oountry might have seen at a glanes whether they desired one policy or he other, and the question might have beta settled once for all, and the oountry -attinedthat repose and stability on whiobh out prosperity so much depends." tGia- p into the details of the bill, the -tinority says: "Although lumber passes through the same plant as boards, the workmen' who manage the saws are unpro teeted while the workmen who run planes are shielded by protective tarit taxes. The new plan also involves the method of en -onuaginf manufaotures by giving them what is olled 'Free raw materiale.' so that what goe into the mill pays no taxes and gooi into ooheasuptlon pays all the IftlUfortanntqly arppens also that freeMaweterit iil aknother man's fnished arodnet. !'This bill pretends to be a revenue tariff, and does not raise revenue; pretends to give protection, but destroys it in every way. It says to the manufaoturer: 'For you we furnish free coal, iron ore, wool, and the markets of the world.' Instead, it furnishes a new crop of enemies, the men who dig ia the mines and raise sheep, for it really creotes what its enemies falsely charge against republioan protection, a privileged class, against which the mines and field will both array themselves, and a privileged class does not care to be privileged. "What exaot effect the proposed duties would have only on the general rate of wages of the country can only be deter mined by an aotual test, but it is not diffi cult to see it rill be very depressing. An ad valorem duty, it prices could be exactly determined, wonuld be the fairest, but un fortunately the prices are very much a matter. of opinion, and inasmuch as the duty depends upon the price, cheat on price is a obheat on duty, apd not only is the gov ernment cheated, but the manufacturer is cheated oat of the protection promised him. "How great the deficit in our resources as a nation, to be filled, no one knows un less the president, antiolpating in his mes sage to congree the repert of the commit tee on wars and means. shall afford to the committee itself the wished for clue. Against the consideration of such a bill, ereating a deficit and leaving it unac counted for, the minority vainly protested when the bill was laid before the commit tee. We make the same protest to the house and the country. The bill ought not to be reported without the internal revenue bill which is to make up the deficieney. When a seheme of raising tazxe by meth ods used in time of war is presented, in addition to those now imposed, there may be such further revulsion of fesling as will accomplish the defeet of this bill. There is no need for us to present this to the country,-it is presenting itself. In a hundred representative oities, where the number of emplores exceeds two million and a half people, fully one-third are with out employment. Those engaged in pro. tected industries will not strike or in any way increase the turmoil which this bill has already reated. An end can be paut to all this by the defeat of this bill, and to accomplish this every energy should be bent." The report characterisas the woolen schedule as destructive of the wool grow ing industry, the seventh in product among the branohes of agrloulture. At pries pre vailian now in foreign markets oar farmers cannot produce wool without absolute lose. During the past year thethreat of tree wool has depreciated the value of sheep and wool in the United States fully fifty millions. Over three hundred millions are invested and a quarter million operatives employed In the manufaoctre of woolens, end this industry is offered up as a sacrlfioe on the altar of tariff reform. Attention is directed to the effet of placing iron ore on the free list. The re sult of thiaswill be the los of over half a million in revenue, and to admit to compe tition with Amerlcan ores foreign ores pro duoed at one-forth to one-tenth the cost of prodeoing Amerlcan ores. Bignificance is attaohed to the fact that while hop and band iron and steel bear a 80 per sent. duty, Iron or steel ties for baling eotton are on the free list. the cotton sobedule shows the same In eonuslteacy and leek of knowledge on the part of the framers of the bill that have marked the preparation of other sohedules. Removal of the duty from bituminous coal a considered an amsliag proposition, for the reason that coal has little value except what it oets from labor. It is the most universally prevalent of all subjects of American industry. The plate glass indus try is oited as a splendid example of the benefits of the protective system. Ameri can competition and enterprise have re duced prioes one-halt in the past tea years. 'twelve plants with a capital of eighteen mtllions employ eight thousand men and support forty thousand people. ITEVENS DENOUNCED. In a Resolation Reported to the BHose of Representatlves. WAsamovos, Dee. 2.i-The house com mittee on foreign affairs this morning con sidered the resolutions introduced by Hith and lioutelle relative to the Hawailan poller of the admlnistration and decided to report a substitute, whiob, when rie ported by Chairman Molreary, of the omn mitteg, eanded a seene in the bouse. Pol lowina is the resolution reported: "Whereus. It appears from exeenive communoeastioe sent to the boeas of repreo sentatives that the United tates milaister and United States naval forces at Honolulu exoeded their authority in Jauary, 18998. and illegally sided in overthrowiln the oonstitttonal government of Hawaii and setting p is its place the rovisional ov ernmeat, not repubilss lan form and in oppesition to the will of a majority of the peoale of Hawaii; therefore, "Resolved, I bat sebh interventlin by the governmenat, te representatives or armed forees, was contrary to the polly and tra ditions of our republic and the spirit of our constitution, and should be and is em phatically condemned." Representative Sterer, of the committee, offered a substitute for the resolution adopted by the majority whclah was re jected, and which Storer wished to substi tate as a minority report. ONIDD3t ING THE TBRITOBIZL. The Seaste Committee Has the Candl dates Under Diseuealnu. WAsaroTrow, Dec. 2L-The senate corn mittee on territories held a meeting to-day. devoted to baking preliminary arrange mente for the oonelderation of territorial admission bills. sBb-committees for in. vastigation of the various questions in volved In connsetion with the several bills were appointed as follows: Utah, Faulkner, Bate, Platt; Arizona, Hill, Call, Davis; New Mexico, Blackburn, White (Cali fornia), Shoope; Oklahoma. Bate, Bill, Hanibrough. There was some discussion of the poller of admission, bhuit was extremely sen eral in character, and none but a very inded. nite upinion couid be formed from what was said. There was nothbing, however, said to indicate any very determined Intention to ight any of the bills. A sub-committee consisting of White, Faulkner and Carey was appoinated to .s.. eider various bills before the committee relating to Yellowstone park. THE DAY IW CONGREBA. Without Doing Mach Both Douses Ad journ for the Holldays. WAsINGooTN, Deo. 2L-In the house a resolution allowing stookmen. who drove stooc across the Texas border into Mexico to save them from famishing on ascount of the droutb, to reimport them into the United States until May, was passed. Wilson gave notice that on the first day after the reconvening of congress he would call on the tariff bill. MoCreary. chairman of the foreign affairs committe, gave notice that he was assured that, within ten days after the reconvening, two days would be given for the considera tion of Hawalian affairs. The New Mexico statehood bill Roes over until after the holiday recess, the demo orate being unable to get a quorum of the house to take it up to-day. In the senate Prootor introduaed a bill to annex Utah to Nevada. It was referred to the committee on territories. Both senate and house adjourned until Jan. 8. SLAUGHTERED BY ENGINES. Siz Dead, One Fatally and One ilightly Injured. HOLL~IS. N. IH., De: 21.-The Shoo Fly express, leaving Nashua at 8:40 to-night for Ayer Junction. ran into, near here, a sleigh eontaining four persone out for a ride, de molishing the vehiele and fatally injuring the other oceupant. Their names are: Marcus and Charles H. and Alma Lund, dead, and Clara 8. Stevens, fatally injured. The engineer of the train claims he did not see them until almost upon them. He whistled for the crossing, but they tried to pass ahead of the train. GREENSeBO. Pa.. Dee. a2-Four meo were run down by a Pennsylvania enalin. Three were killed and the fourth but little hurl. They were miners and were on the way to Williamsport'to find work. Hopklns Declared Elected Mayor. Calaoo,, Dec. 2L--County Judge Frank Scales, as cx-olffo chairman of the board of election commissioners, to-day declared John P. Hopkins elected mayor of Chi cago. This was done after the official count was made and Hopkins' plurality was found to be 290. Mistletoo and Holly. Bouquets. greens, ete., for Christmas desorations at the Sixth Avenue greea house. JOTTINGS ABOUT TOWN. Dan'l Sully elosed ,his engagement at Mina's last aight, playing to a fair-seled audience. Represetative work heas been made on the placer claim of Andrew Bergden. near the mouth of Sheep creek. The blizzard which swooped down from the north yesterday afternoon made things very disagreeable foe half an hour or se. City taxes are ooming in fairly well. About $100,000 ie to be collected by Dee. 8L After that date the 10 per cent penalty attaches. Bulletin No. 4 of the Helena public library is just ou. It contains a list of the new works bought this month, and also some earlier additions to the library. It is for free distribution. The Happy Hoar Sooial club's grand prize masquerade ball takes place Thre day, Dee. 28. Tickets at $1 each, admit ting gentleman and two ladles, are now on sale at A. P. Cartin's. Notiees to avoid forfeiture have been filed as follows: John J. Blydenesein, A. E. Cooper, Wi. Batler. Dan Maloney and othere, placers; L. Wottrioh, Olgas Luna, Ottawn, Bell and other lodes. Ottawa dis triet; David Gleason. Republio lolde Miss Benaudet assisted by a number of Helena amateurs will give an entertain ment to-night at Ming's. A portion of the net receipts will go to the Helena Charita ble association. Reserved setse are on sale at Pope & O'Connor's and at the Hotel Helene. Alex P. Gilliam, of Boulder, and Miss Hollie Neer. of Asheville, North Caroline, were nuited in marriage at the parsonage of the Grand Street Methodist church, Taesday evening. Dee. 19. Rev. J. E. Squires officlating. Mr. Gillam to the asoessor of Madison county and is well and favorably known in the state. Gor. Riokards has pardoned Martin Scott. conviqted in Fergus county of burglary and sentenced June 9, 1892, to three and a half years at Deer Lodge penitentiary. The grounds of the pardon are eoott's previous good character and the fact that be wae drunk at the time the offense wes commit ted; also, that not having any money and no counsel, and not knowing his rights he had allowed a plea of guilty to be entered when arraigned. A horse attached to Hermenn & Co.'s furniture wagon, standing in front of the store, became soared yesterday morning and ran away, going down Broadway at great speed. nl making the turn at Main stiest the wagon strack the show window of the Paynter Drug company, smashing it ead breaking some wares displayed on the sidewalk by Boyer & Co. The animal was caught on State treet, unhurt, but the wagon was a wreck. Every lady in Hlelen should call and see the beautlut assortment of egods at 8 Park avenue. China. giaseware, sliverware eta. FIRE IN A COAL MINE, For a Time Three Hundred Miners Were in Danger of Awful Death. But Fortunately All Esoaped Ex oept the Man Who Caused the Accoldent. An Uelttlag Time l thde tows of MeIs oak, 111.-The lire Is tti Raaing. Mnrong. Ill., Dee. 21.-At Aive o'oleok this afternoon a Are. whish is still burning, broke out in the mime operated by the Chl sage & Mioeak Coal Mininlg ompany, salt uated a mile from the olty. 1hb fitmes held 800 mlners a deadly peril of their ives. All eseaped, however, and but few were injured. The man most seriously url was George Erlaad, who cassed the diasetor by attempting to light a toroh while standing sear a esn of kerosene. The oil lamed up and in his effort to extiaguish the fire lirbland upset the can of kerosene, which at ones gave the flames a great impe tue. The dry timber lininag the walls oe the main shaft wre ablaze ia sn instant, and the Are spread with uch appalinllg rapidity that it seemed as though the men ina the shaft must perish. About a hundred of them seeaped through the maln shaft before the fire ren dered it imlpassable. Two huedred men were still at the bottom of the shaft and the fire was spreading furiously. The wildest kind of pasni prevailed around the mouth of the shaft, whore the familiu oe mlprisoned miners and others gathered. It was found there was not sufficient home to reach far enough down the shaft to be of use in extinguishiag the flames and the Illinois Central at ones dispatched an en gine to Eureka for more hose, It asme in a remarkably short time, and two gallant fellows made an attempt to de scend the shalt. The smoke, however, was pouring out in such clouds that the men were dragged baok half safeated, and two others seized the hose and started down. They were also drawn bask nearly dead and a third equally unsuseeeatfl at tempt was made. It then seemed that unless the men sueo ceeded in secaping through the ventilatiag shafts their hope was gese. There were three yentilating shafte, and to these the men in the mine had rushed, erased with fear, burned with fallen timbers, and oheked and blinded by the smoke whieh was rasidly filling the mine. Fortunately every man reached the foot of one of these three ventilating shafts and was quclkly drawn to the st.rface. Inside of an hour after Erbland starte the fire all the men were sale aboy. gronad. Many tgeohed the upperUfrmlna. doesperateo oonditioa, ht' .edicall ald and fresh air soon brought them around, and all will recover with, the exception of Erb land, whose Injuries were received from the exzlosion of the can of ol. At midnight the fire was barming furl' qusly, beyd ond ontrol. It is impossible * night to approxemate the damage. MING'S TO-NIGHT. The advance sale of seats for the enter tainment to be given at Ming's opera bease to-night by Miss Loase .Beaudet and Hel ena amateurs indicates a very large attend ance. The week has been a oontinnous series of rehearsals by those who will take peart and the result will be mon this even Ing, when will be witnessed one of the most charming entertainments ever given in Helena. In the past three years Miss Bmeaudt has advanced to the front rank in her profession, and to-night Helena people will be able to see her in three lines-all characters in whish she is famous-light opera, tragedy and somedy. Not only will the entertainment aeord pleasure to those who attend, but it will also live many people a chance to oontrib te a mie toward the nesessitee of the deserving poor. Miss Beadet habee ener ously desided to oontribute one-half of she receipts over a sm suffiient to pay her expe.ses to the Associated Charities of Helena. This means that if those who are nterested in this work will see that the en tertainment is well patronised, a good round sum will be available to help many needy families. Many people want to aid the poor and do not knew how. They do not ike to live fifty cents beoause it eemsa so small Let those go to the opera house to-night and the segregate of these sentri butions will bring joy to many a sad heart this winter. Reaerve seats are on sale at Pope & O'Connor's and at the Hotel oI. DRAWS TWO SALARIES isteorla' second Boy Knows When ar Use a Good Thnlg. Loxnow, Dee. 2L-In the bhose of osem mone Gladstone announced that the duak of Base-Cobnrg-Ootha (duke of Edin burgh) had renounced an Enulia sannuity of £165000 conferred upon him by act in 1866. and retains the annuity of £10,000 conferred upon him on his marriage ln 1873. The announoement was reted with loud cries of "Oh!" Continuing. Glad stone said the duke maintains his demestie conneotion with the English royal family and weaould stay In England three months each year; therefore the government woeald aecept the renouncing of the £l14000 con ferred upon him in 1866. and the bones of lords would declde whether the duke will retein his seat-in that house. Naval Battle Beems Imetaneat. PaNatnMoIo, Dee. 1S.-There is great x eltemeat over a well authenticated report that the Republies, the most formidable ship In the Brazlian insurgent deet, osoom. panted by the Aunidaban, has been slbhted heading northward, apparently for thise port. As the Niotheroy sailed sonthwade Wednesday. and am the America is of the harbor, a fierce naval battle between gov emnment and revolutionary warships seems imminent. Voting on a Strike. Roonusran, Dec. 21.-It is reported that a vote is being taken on the entire railroad system between New York and Chioego as to whether a general strike should be or dered on aeeoutt of diseatisftation be tween emplores and ofoelasl of the Lehieh Valley road. lthould the vote be favorable the biglest strike over ordered easet of the Missiseippi river will resull. Ietlleve Preadergast Iome. Cloaoo. Deo. 21.-At the PrenderUast trial to-day Judge Horton, before whom Prendereast wee given a preliminary hbeea ing. aid several other witnesses testdled that they considered the prisoner sane. Dre. Spray and Iluthardt, medlaet experts, both deolared they believed Prse.ftage sans.