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ANACONDA,MONTANA, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH :8, 1893 PRICE-FIVE CENTS. IFYS, I^ Jeweler, W occupy the^room on the corner^0/ Park a^id Main^in the MondayMorning,^March 20. ** * X XT* VC THE JEWEllR,^J_iiik X xT5, OWSUV BLOCK. TELLERTALKS SILVER Colorado'sFree Coinage Chunploo Tells^of tbe White Metal's Prospects. THEPOSITION OF ENGLAND GreatBritain Will Oppose the Par^^ity With Co'd. but She Desires^Soma Plan to Benefit^Silver. Washington,March 17. - Senator Tel^^ler, who has already given notice of hia^intention to take steps to cause an inter^^national money conference to convene at^Brussels, was to-day asked for hit opinion^respecting the declaration of the chancel^^lor of the exchequer yesterday, that the^British delegates would be instructed to^oppose every bi-metnllicrcheme presented^at the conference. The senator said that^tho declaration meant that Great Britain^would absolutely oppose the free coinage^of silver on terms of equality with gold.^^That is what sha always has done, and^nobody expected her to do any mora at^this time. But there is nothing in this^IMwition irreconcilable with the attain^^ment of tbe object of the conference,^namely, the extended use of silver as a^money metal. In fact, there is evidence^to show that Great Britain really desired^to do something in that direction. Her^financiers realized the necessity for some^palliative measures, something to prevent^the further depreciation of silver, which if^continued, must result in the total de^^struction nf the present monetary system.^If that occurred, the diture of silver^would he assured. But nobody wished to^adopt such a heroic measure to achieve^the desired result.^ lie had no doubt that^F.nglaud would be willing to support any^reasonable proposition that would bo^mere practical than the Rothschild^scheme. SlocanMining News. Theslocan Boy. Kssr.n,B. C, March 11, l^w. - Rilly^Lynch came in yesterday to Raslo with a^magnificent specimen of ore from his^mine, the Slocan Boy. It is a solid chunk^of galena weighing 184 pounds, and was^taken out of tbe shaft. It averages Ml^ounces silver and 7b per cent. lead. This^was taken from a wide vein, the wealth of^which Is represented by this specimen. FORMINING ROADS. TheCoveted Appropriation Granted the^hlorau Country.^The legislative assembly of British Co^^lumbia has just appropriated (40.IMO for^roads and trails in West Kootenai, to bo^expended this season in Raslo district. Confirmationof Reports of the Wash^^ington strike.^William ^ leary came in yesterday from^tbe mines. He fully confirms the report^of the recent rich strike in tho lowor tun^^nel of the Washington mine, owned by^Ralph S. Clark and Thomas Jefferson of^Spokane. The vein is widening, and tho^latest assays show that the grade is im^^proving. TheMountain Chief, owned by George^Hughes, sbows 19 Inches of solid ore of a^very high grade. Mr. Hughes has added^to his force and will soon be shipping ore. Theowners of the Freddie l.ee mine,^Jim Wardner and Mr. Khlcrs of the Great^Falls smelter, are clearing the trail of^snow and getting ready to resume ship^^ments, which were stopped by slides. Thereal estate men are doing a land^office business in lots at Kaslo; prices are^going up daily, and w hen the people come^into this tow ii in May they will llnd that^they ought to have bought at this time. Buildingis going on and the saw mill is^being run at full capacity. People here^are predicting that ^.^^ m pcoplo will bo^here by Juno. Thetravel from Kaslo to the mines over^the Kaslo Transportation company's line^Is increasing daily, as the owntrs of prop^^erties arc putting more men to work. KASLOLOTS Csnbe bought of Slemonsit Gamer, IEAST BROADWAY, ( OR. MAIN- ST. WASHINGTONNOTES. CastlsGoing limits The Russlsn I alia dltlonTri*aly^An Appointment. W.v.MUNiiToN,March 17.^Messrs. Castlo^and Thurston of the Hawaiian commis^^sion, and Paul Ncuuion, attorney for^Queen Liliuokalani, left Washington to^^night. Mr. Castle is en route for home,^intending to sail from San Francisco for^Honolulu. March at. The others will re^^turn to Washington and await the out^^come of Blount's v isit to the Hawaiian^Islands. Thostatement in the New York papers^that a protest, numerously signed by^prominent citizens against the consumma^^tion of the extradition treaty with Rus^^sia, would be sent to Secretary of State^Gresham, was shown to the secretary this^afternoon. He said that he had not re^^ceived the protest, and, in reply to a ques^^tion whether it would avail anything, said^that he thought not. ^The public may^not know what is in the treaty,^ concluded^Secretary Gresham. ^It is being held in^confidence until notified and proclaimed. AttorneyGeneral Olney to-day ap^^pointed Frank Strong, of Arkansas, gen^^eral agent of t lie department of justice,^vice F. C. Foster, resigned. LICENSESSUSPENDED. Intll the Supreme Court Permits It,^There Will Bo No Kaeiag. Tkknton,X. J.,March 1*.^Chief Justice^Boasley granted writs, removing to the^supremo court, the laws recently passed,^providing for licensing race tracks in the^state and permitting hookmaking and^pool selling. The licenses granted, under^the acts, to the Monmouth Park, Gutten-^burg and Gloucester tracks have been^suspended pending the decision as to the^constitutionality of tbe laws. The appli^^cations for the writs were made in behalf^of the Citizens' League of New Jersey.^The cases vv ill probably be heard at the^next tcim of the supreme court. Calland get Prices and Map. THEANN ARBOR 6THIKE. Engineersand Firemen Mill Oat Terms^ef lite Compromise.^Toi l t^o. March 17.-~Grand Chief Ar^^thur and Grand Master Sargent furnished^tho associated nress with statements in^regard i0 their refusal to accept the terms^for ttcttlemont of the strike on tbe Toledo^A Ann Arbor road. The terms are as to^wages and hours acceptable, bill the third^artirle puts the strikers entirely at tho^mercy of the company. If the company^would agree to take the strikers back with^^out prejudice, the strike would be declared^off. but this I'res.dent Ashley absolutely^refused to do, so nothing was left for tho^men but to continue the strike. THECOMMITTEE AT WORK. IlcmorralsDiscussing the Geasrsl fullcy^of Their Psrly.^Washington, March 17.^The demo^^cratic caucus committee resumed IiiIkii-^this afternoon. The results will he rc-^ported to the full caucus Tuesday. It is^understood that the subject of reorgan^^ization of the executive offlctrsof the^senate was not taken up. but thai the^con.mil tee has been discussing matters^connected with tho ticiieral policy of the^party. A FEUD CAUSED MURDER. Har- THEPANAMA TRIAL. Membersef Ike 1 rases Bir Tel^Their Defender aa Ovation. Paris,March 17. Barsboux. counsel^for Charles Do Lease pa, resumed his argu^^ment for tbe defense, at the opening of^court this morning. He maintained that^his client was ignorsnt of the manner in^which Baron Keinarh had used the^money paid to him by the canal company,^and tliat tbe evidence in tho case proved^the efforts of Clemcnceau, Flcquel and^HeFreyciuet to prevent a law suit from^being instituted by Keinarh against the^company to have been made solely in the^interest of the government. Dubuit,^counsel for Murius Fontane. one of the^Indicted Panama directors, received an^ovation on account of his spirited protest^yesterday against Premier liibot's impu^^tation on the members of the bar. in bis^statement in the chamber of deputies.^When Dubuit arrived in the rolling room^of the assize court before the resumption^of the trial to-day. tbe members of the^bar cheered and waited their official caps^for several minutes. Dubuit was warmly^congratulated on his effort in the success^^ful refutation of liibot's charges. The^incident which arose out of the report^that the counsel for Cottu intended to^make an open statement in court to effect^a certain foreign ambassador among tbe^recipients of Panama bribery' money, baa^excited the keenest indication among tbe^members of the legal profession. Barboux.in concluding his address In^behalf of Charles De Lcsseps in the Pan^^ama trial to-day. said thai from the outset^of the trial Hie country hud looked upon It^less for its value. Hum as a symptom of^French public life. All of these men wore^tbe harness of office and, not alone those^accused here, but others also, might have^been prosecuted in order to sstisfy public^opinion. Why,^exclaimed M. Barboux, ^were^Ruiiviers and Thcvancts allowed to go^^Doubtless because it would have hecu dan^^gerous to prosecute them. Your con^^sciences, jury men, will dictate to you tbe^verdict whereby you w ill earn the imperish^^able honorof having done justice to an hon^^orable man and of having restored fame to^an illustrious name and you will compen^^sate tho country for the prestige lost^through tho accusation of one of her^noblest children. Dubluitthen proceeded to argue in de^^fense of M. Marcus Fonlaiie. He urged^that there was nothing in the evidence to^sustain the charge against Fontaue. VERYROTTEN. DIEDIN HIS ARM CHAIR TbeFrench Suite Loses Its President,^Jules Ferry. CAUSEDBY AUBERT'S SHOT TheOld Wound Affected HI* Breath^^ing and His Sufferings Were^PAlnful at the Last-^Paris Grieved. MURDERIN IDAHO.Shot by aaa- IncredibleMel hods or the Minnesota Coal^Combine. St.PaVt, Minn.. March 17. The latest^developments in the coal combine sensa^^tion tend to confirm the investigation^committee in their belief in tbe existence i^of auch a combine. Mr. Welsh of the) j^joint committee secured a lunch of orig^^inal letters, giving further details of the^combine's organisation and methods of^work, and the committee will have them I^under consideration to-day. The letters^apparently prove conclusively that a grea.^combine exists that requires all^wholesale dealers to pay to John .1.^Rhodes *l,OhU, before going into business,^and retail dealers must pay flOU to the^samo gentleman for a like purpose. The^supply of coal is absolutely rut off from^all persons who attempt to sell it without^^suthority. Inone loiter, ssid to he written by^Rhodes, S. H. Wilson of Minneapolis is^informed that he would better furnish no^more coal to W. Ksters till the latter paid^his subscription. In another letter, the^Lehigh Coal and Iron company is told^that It must make W. Petrau subscribe or^shut off his supply. Other letters of a^similar nature were found. Chairman^Donnelly of tbe committee received s let^^ter from one of tbe Pennsylvania coal^barons, threatening to see thst Minne^^sota gets no bard coal if the investigation^is not dropped at oucc. THEOLD STORY. TheyEndorsed Notes and are Now la the Soup. Siw York, March 17. William Schwab,^Adolph Schwab anil Gustavo Schwab,^composing I be firm of William Schwab A^Son, album dealers, to-day allowed judg^^ment to be taken against them lor tt.'.M'l^in favor of Henry Sellirk, for monev^loaned on pap^ i. Siegfried WestlHiin,^the pulp importer, who failed March 1, is^credited with causing the failure. Ira A.^Rambury, attorney for the Schwabs said^to-day: ^They indorsed Westlieim's pa^^lter for *Hi.').Ofg|, all accommodation paper.^The total liabilities of Iho Schwabs, in^^cluding the above accommodation paper,^arc about I.^jw.uo.^ Raitilmry could not^tell w hat the assels would amount to. COLLEGEBURNED. Stephens,the I'ugli St. Mint by^lender Who .:..ied Ulut. Cot.tMUls,Ohio, March 17. Hun^Stephens, a well-known local pugilist, was^(.hot and instantly killed to-night by^Cnarlrs Gulches, a bartender. There^were no eye witnesses and the murder is^supposed to have been the result of a^feud. THE GRAND OLD MAN. England'sPremier t heered latrd halla-^Itury Is Cunt slescenl.^Loniion, March 17. - Lord Salisbury is^in better health to-day. Mr. Gladstone is^so much recovered lo-day 'hat he drove to^the house of commons, w here he was re^^ceived ^ ith cheers. ^-O- - lri .urrd a llivldeftd.^Ni w YoiiK. March 17.- The directors of^the Kio Grande Western railway havo^declared a regular tpiarterly dividend^of 1p. i rent, on preferred stock, payable^May. 1. TitoPullman Military College in Wash^^ington lien troy id. KprclaiDispatch tu I lis standard. I'l1.1.man, Wash., March 17. Last night^at atsiut j o'clock the militaty college was^burned lo the ground. The fire is siip-^poscd to have originated from a stove-^pipe. B^ hard work the fire department^s iv od the barracks. The loss w ill be about^ct.VJ^, covered by ^^',.'!-''^ insurance. TWELVE MEN BURIED. A Landslide on the Cansdlan rarifle^t'auset I Bjfl of Life St.Pai In March 17. A dispatch from^YA iiinipeg to-day reports that a slide on^the mountain division of the Catiudian^Pacific, carried away the tr.uk nr. I suow^sheds and buried 1J nien.iwoof whom^have been taken out dead. FOR PURE ELECTIONS. Missouri's Legislature Will Present^llrlbrrr II Possible. Jt.rrF.km* ( JTV, Mo., March 17.-The^house lo-day, under suspension of rules,^p tsscd tbe senate bill to prev ent hi ibeiv^anil corruption in elections. It is be^^lieved that the governor w ill sign the bill.^^ e - ^ a HangedYesterday. Wa.shixi.ium,March 17. - II. .1.^MmMh was hanged here this morning^lor the coid-bliH*lcd murder of hi-* wile^and her brother. The killing was the re^^sult of the wife's refusal lo live with him^und her return to her father's house.^Schneider mei her on the street w ith hsr^br ihcr and shut both to dt alb. Pvims,March 17. - Jules Franrals^Candle Ferry, the celebrated statesman,^is dead. M. Ferry's death was caused by^heart disease. The affection of the heart^from which he suffered was due to the ef^^fect of a bullet sinking a rib near the base^of the heart, at the time when Ito was at^^tacked by Aubert, in 1**7. He waa seised^with spasms early in the morning and.^despite every effort made by the physi^^cians, who were hastily summoned, tho^com ulsions continued to grow in violence^Until, at u o'clock in the evening, lie ex^^pired in terribly severe spasms. Mme.Ferry ssid, in an interview with a^reporter this evening, for tbe last two^weeks M. Ferry had complained of a diffi^^culty iu breathing. His sleep was much^broken and his general health suffered in^consequence. In the Isst few dsys he^seemed to recover somewhat Ins former^energy and spirits, although tbe difficulty^in breathing was increasing. Last even^^ing he went to bed at 10 o'clock. Before^midnight be awake with a chill, succeeded^later by one that was more severe, A^doctor arrived at 1 o'clock, and ufier his^treatment, M. Ferry felt relieved and fell^into a sound sleep. He partly dressed at^M:;s) and we helped him to an arm chair,^and for an hour he was in a coudilion of^such extreme prostration thai he could^talk but little. At 10:;w he began strug^^gling for breath. This sudden rally was^followed by another sinking turn. This^alternate rallying and sinking continued^until -'^ o'clock, when he raised himself in^his seal, looked at his wife fix^^edly, exclaimed ^Save me,^ and fell^hack exhausted. His struggle for breath^became agonizing, and the physicians^injected morpnine to relieve bun. After a^few unintelligible words ho fell into a^state of coma which ended in his death.^He died in lite arm chair in which for^years he had done all of hia w ruing and^reading. All of the members of bis fam^^ily and Mme. Floquet were beside him to^the last. Thenews of Ferry's death astounded^the city. None, i nice Gamtsrtta's death,^even made such an impression. Hun^^dreds of politicians called at the bouse^during the evening and inscrilied their^tmine* in the viewers* Hawk. The general^feeling is that although Ferry's election to^the presidency of the senate was contrary^lo the wishes of Carnot and Ribot, his^death la a serious loss to the government.^As yet tho names of possible successors^to tbe presidency of the senate are hardly^mentioned. A GIANT FRAUD. SanFranclere Brokers Floored by a slick^Kassrs. SamFram-im o, March 17. - The credit^^ors of J. H. Turner, a real estate dealer,^who cams here from Woodstock, (int.,^eight years ago, claim to have been^swindled out of over MO.fzjo and are seek^^ing to recover their money. His practice^Is alleged to have been to sell a piece of^land to several different parties. He also^secured the confidence of a number of^money brokers snd others, whom ho in^^duced to invest flOn/HO in the Ow en's^Valley Water company, the scheme being^to Irrigate lands in Inyo county. They^gave notes for the money with the verbal^understanding that they would not be^used until they could be paid from tbe^profits of the scheme. Turner, however,^negotiated the notes at several banks, ob^^taining cU.nhnon thrill and then dmp|ied^tho irrigation scheme. Tho banks will^bring suits to collect the notes and the^makers have nothing to show for tho^money. Turner's office js closed anil it^was said that he is at homo iu a dying^condition. ERIN GO BRAOH. Hew^t. HMM ^ay Was Celebrated la Ihel^ll. Si^ Yoiik, March 17. In honor of St.^Patrick's day the green flag of Ireland was^raised over the city hall to-day. An I.^bishop t orrig.hi celebrated high mass this^morning and this afternoon o,i^^l men^marched in St. Patrick's day parade, the^largest iiumlier ever seen on a like oc^^casion in this city. Attbe Nation's Cspltal. V'AHHINt.'loX.March 17. The only dis^^tinctive celebration in Washington in con^^nection with the anniversary of the iiatron^saint of Ireland w as the celebration of^high mass by the papal legate. Archbishop^Satolli in St. Patrick's ch urch. There was^HO parade. iblrago's t elebratlon.^Cllli ai.i), March 17. St. Patrick's day^|taradu was the largest in lite history of^ihe city. Tho archbishop celebrated high^muss at the cathedral. ADrnsken F.nlander Is^lean Mae.^Special Dispatch lo the Standard. Bu.Lr.vrE,Idaho, March 17. A dis^^patch from Hailey says: At 4 o'clock this^morning. In Ihe bar room of ilie Star^brewery iu this city. Lei llallatrom. a Fin-^lander, aged ^'^^ years, was shot and in^^stantly killed by John Handed, proprietor^of the brewery- Hallstrom and other^Fins went to the brewery at midnight and^imbibed freely of beer until :i o'clock,^w hen Hsndel decided to close his house^and ordered his patrons out, which was^disregarded by the now woll intoxicated^men, who desired to continue their^drunken frolics till day light. This led to^a |tersoiiul encounter lastween llendel and^Hallstrom. The latter being much the^stronger man, llendel broke away and^ran lor a pistol. At the same time Louis^Sruroeder, an atlarhe of tbe brewery,^also ap|teared on the scene with a gun^and both be antl Hendel fired a shot each^and instantly Hallstrom reeled, saying,^^Oh! oh! oh!^ with his eyes set, and fell^dead with a bullet through his heart. Thesheriff was on band promptly and^lodged both Hendel and Schroedrr iu jail,^and at the coroner's Impiest held lo-day^before Justice Krviu Johnson, the jury re^^turned a verdict that Hallstrom met his^death from a bullet from a pistol in John^Mendel's Hand, llendel does not appear^to realise the gravity of the situation. He^has a violent tsmiier. and it is thought by^many is flighty and at times insane, llall^^atrom came to America 11 years ago, and^haa worked in the mines of Park City,^I'tah, where hia brother. Sam, now resides.^He was naturally inclined lo be ugly when^drunk. StevenWinchester had his feet badly^frozen while making a trip from licllcvue ^^to Muldoou. He started out on snow-^shoes, Tuesday morning in a heavy snow- I^storm, lo cross the mountains, losing his |^way and being out two days. It is feared^that he will lose both legs up to the knees.^^at RAILROADINJUNCTION. TheAna Arbor (.ranted Protection by^^the Circuit Court. Dl.TliiilT.Mich.. March 17.- The Toledo,^Ann Arbor A North Michigan Hallway^company ap|tealed to the Cnitctl States^circuit court this afternoon for protection^from the illegal discntuinatkaa exercised^against it by railroad companies connect^^ing with it, and au affidavit was signed by^William II. Ashley, general manager of^the road. Judge William H. Taft Issued^an Interlocutory injunction restraining^the defendant companies from refusing^lo extend to the complaining company^the same eo,ual facilities for an inter^^change of traffic or interstate business as^is enjoyed by otIter companies, 'l ite de^^fendants are the Mirlugau ( eulrnl, the^Wabash, the Detroit, Grand Haxru A^Hlrwsiihea lea fhirngi A ' rsn f Trunk,^the WtBgiinaji. Saginaw * Mackinaw , ami^the Nft'l. fcunsing A Northern Ksilrusd^companies. THECHEAT CONGRESS. KeselalloasAdapted at lbs Trees-Mis^^sissippi Meeting Yesterday. SantaFk. N. M., March 17. Al a meet^^ing of the trans-Mississippi congress, held^here to-day. among other business trans^^acted, the following resolution was^sdoptsd: Hif ^1ml, Hist this commute* recognizes,^with sincere approbation, lis* assistance of the^press of the trans* Mississippi country slid re^^cords with pleasure upon the ni.utiles of Its pro^^ceedings s tesllmoolsl Iu the loihlle spirit soil^enter prise of Ms memoers. whose efforts In the^advanr emeot of the Industrial progress of the^West are without s parallel In any other ouo^class ef business. Thecommittee has announced that all^of the 22 trans-Mississippi stales and ter^^ritories will be represented at the next^session, which convenes at Ogden. April^24. II. Weinstock of California was added^to tho committee. LUIS)N WINS. MONGOLIAN ARE MAD ForTricks That Are Tail, the Heathen ChineeIs Peculiar. THEYREFUSE TO REGISTER ThePlan of the Chinese Six Com^^panies to Defeat the Geary^Law-Attorney* at^Work. Detroit'sDisplay. Ditimiii.March 17. In honor of St.^Patrick tho Irish societies of Deli oil^marched lit a pr-s ession. Alter passing^through ihe business portion of tbecily.^they moved lo St. Peter uud SI. Paul's^catbedrel, where Bishop Foley celebrated highmast. Indlanan.ilia Inspired. IsntAKxtttl is. March 17. St. Patrick's^day was more generally celebrated than^for many years. There was a large pa^^rade of Hibernian and t athohc sociiies. Southernstyle. Nr.w(It:i i.xns. March 17. St. Patrick's^day was celebrated by the Ancient Order^of liilteruians w it ft a procession consisting^of 10 div is mis. with Mayor r'itzpalrick as^grand marshal. Sli.itttlinself. Walkih.Mo.. March 17. Dr. J. N. Hud^^son, a wesllhy and premium', man in^democratic political circles, suicided this^morning with a revolver. He was register^of lands in ! . TheUreal Laasp sail Mettled la t/aver ef^the Inventor's Company. IIohtox,March 17. -The patent suits^brought by the Ldison Kleelric company^against ihe Hostoti Incandescent l-amp^company and Ihe Germauia I dec trie Light^company have Iteen settled by an agree^^ment between the parties. Decrees were^entered to-day in the I'utted Slates court^to Ihe effort that per|^eiual injunction,^shall be issued agaiust tho defendants, re^^straining Iheiu Iroin manufacturing the^incandescent lamps ill dispute. Nominal^daiuuges were assessed in favor of the^Ldison company. COsTLYMEVKNGE. Alieratan Miner Hills Bis MtaSJ Work^^men and Iziss llnim ir lbt i iv, March 17. A miner, named^!ltM^huir, pur posely explisletl lo |Niuiids of^dynamite to-tluy iu an iron mine in ihe^MP! district, lie and six oilier milters^were torn lo atoms. I'poti leaving home^this morning, liochtnc gave his witoa^letter, wh.cb he said was not to be opened^till Boon. The letter said lite rely that^Huebmc Would liefer return. Ifajehme'e^motive is stitl to h vie las-u i..veugv. as h^*^had trouble recently with the superinten^^dent of the mine ami was constantly^^ plat tel.ng w ith his leliow working men. A Trust on Solos. HttsTiii,March 17. The ^'^ ^^^ ami^Ijttithrr /^^o^-fcc aays that the American^Tanners' association ha^ been formed, Iho^capital prov ided for, officers chosen and^all arrangements perfected for ihe con-^ecu: rat i-it. of me bulk of thu production of^Sole leather ill tbe country mio one msu-^agemeut. There is little doubt that^Thomas ^.. Prot tor of liostoti will la; pros-^tlunt. MeTeat-lied on (be i.ang. F.M.IIftH, Ind.. March 17. Olio Fuulkcn-^berg, recent I v convicted of whi.ccupp tig,^has mado u gaafession, giving Hie names^of Ifl person- w ho ly nchtni John Dav iiWon^at I'.sillt'le's mills five years ago for being^privy to the assault on Annie '^'..uiagoii by^his brother. Clay Davidson. Clay escaped^but was afterwards arrested ami sett^^le nee, I to the penitentiary. Faulketiuerg's^confession has let I to an indictment of ttie^l.v mentioned, whose names will nut Isu^know ii till t he arrests are made. Specialsale uf all linen handkerchiefs^al Council's oil Monday uud Tuesday. hciustinli.-d and embroidered hand^^kerchiefs, worth from si to' 71c each, for^la to -S-. SanFh vmi 1st it, March 17. -The Chi.^nese Mai Companies, in reply to ipicstions^from i oilecior of Internal Revenues^liiiinn. asking if they had ordered Chinese^laborers not lo register under tbe Geary^law, have returned an answer. The Six^Companies say : ^ We have isaued a cir^^cular advising Chinese laborers that tbe^law requiring them to register is uncon^^stitutional and cannot be enforced, and,^therefore, suggesting to them that they do^not comply with the law. This circular la^baaed upon the ml vice of our attorneys^that the law is unconstitutional and is In^violation of treaty rights. Asa result of tbe circular sent out by^tbe Six Companies, over $*Ji,Q0u have been^contributed by the Chinese to fight tbe^law in the courts. The Six Companies^have not stopiwd w ith simply ordering^their subjects lo disobey tbe law, they^have set on foot an elaborate plan to de^^feat it. The attorney for the Sii Com^^panies weut to New York and Washington^some weeks ago, as a preliminary step,^and employed assistant counsel. James^C. Carter and J. Hublcy Asbton of^Washington were induced to aid in de^^feating the new law. It has been ar^^ranged to commence a show of tierce fight^in New York. Henownetl lawyers hare^been employed, chief among whom la Dr.^Choale. OnMay ^^. some Chinamen, who will be^picked out for tbe purpose, w ill be arrested^and taken l^ Ion one of the I'nited States^judges, who will Ito ssked to order his de^^portation at once. As no one w ill ques^^tion ihe validity of the law, of course tbe^order will be made. 'I hen a w rit of habeas^corpus will be taken out before another^judge and, as nolssly w ill attack ihe law^bvforo him, he will remand the prisoner,^and then an appeal w ill be taken to tbe^supreme court at Washington and tbe^matter must there be finally settled. CollectorVinnii stated that he had re-^reived notice from lite Chinese Masonic^societies that their members would regis^^ter in compliance with the law. Tbe^Masonic s.-clones have uhoul a.tNJI mem^^bers, but they a is- mainly of the disrep^^utable element. I oUttctor xjuiiiu is making^elaborate prc|tarailuns to register the I'lti- kal I III Has* sMI hi star a stay, snd, asthere are W.OUOChinese in this district,^(hey could not possibly all lie registered^between now and May I, even if they^wauled to. A SUIT FOR LIBEL. TheHouldor ^senilnol^ In trouble St.^Patrick's Hay Obsi-ived. specialHlspatrti to the Man.l.ir.l BoCLOWl,March 17. Suit was begun^to-day in the district court against S. A.^Robertson, editor of the f ^ ^m.^ LuunJg^.svh/iiiW, for $10,'W^ dsiuagvs for a state^^ment which appeared in his paper. UbeL^lug tlss public administrator. John Berkin,^and W. L. Hay. The piece was re^^ported to have been written by Senator^Canlwell. but on invesiig.itinn it was^found that a man named It tkerof Helena^wrote Ihe piece for Canlwell for a money^consideration. It Is generally supposed^that Uerkiii and Hay are trying to play a^freeze out game with Itobertsou. The^case is attracting considerable interest^and developments are looked fur every^day. St.Patrick's day was cel.-brated in^grand style here by a large bampiet and^fiance given for Ihe hruellt of the uew^Catholic church. The Moulder Ism I went^up to the evening train antl escorted J. M.^Uuinn of the Mutle Mthjr to the hail,^where lie ami several local orators s|azke.^The receipts are reported to lie over (jUU.^Parties an* in town from all over the^county, and there is a great rush here to^^day for Ihe storekeepers. IN GOOD HANDS. Ho-iitsn'^ Rm Hostelry V\ ill Have^l'rtt|irt-lors Nttt vtotith hpcrlalIHsnab li t^ the M.ui l.n I Bit/.i*man. Man h 17. At ruiigements^have !^^ t li completed for a change iu the^management of (he llozeinati. w hire by K.^M. anil K. F. Ferris w ill become lite pro^^prietors oil ihe lsl of April. Their lease^is for one year, w uh lb^ privilege of ex^^tending i' if d.-sired. '1 he Messrs. Feins^lire old and honored resident-. Colonel^Ferris is at present ix-giater of the land^otlice. and bis brother la owner and pro-^I netor of the famous Ferris Hot ^| rings,^situated seven iuiU'm west of this losu. .^^s^ - BJLOBUNCIAH1 WhileIhe llaroit Was lllnlng I bey VTent throughlite tlnus-*.^LiiMMix, March 17. The residence of^Baron r-s hruedcr iu Cheshire, w as plun^^dered last evening bv burglars. The^baron and his family, with lieu. W. Owen^Williams, as guest,were dining when the^thieves made a general clt arauce. Wil^^liams' personal effects wen' taken. They^also stole the lew els of Haroncss Schrue-^der, amounting in value iu il.^.'U) and^ihcii made, tticir escape. ^w - Forgood (utile linen, whether in sets or^by the yard, go to M. J. t otiueU's, they^have an excellent stock from the best^msuufacturers of either Scotch, Irish or^Geruiau g.xsls. Their stock of crashes^ami glass linens is the cheapest and best^values lo be found any where. litfllieiltbe Jult \Vhsiiim.ion,March 17. 1 \ Represent^^ative Kogers of Arkansas has refused the^lender of assistant attorney generalship^for Ihe interior department. He wauta to^lie sola iter geiieral. s^ - , M.I Council's stuck of men's clothing^is without any exception the best ever^shown iu Butte, The variety is large, tbe^patterns belter, the linings stronger, tbe^prices lower uud the tit more perfect than^in any other stock in this city.