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VO.'-.1*O .. VIDA, MOWZTA1cA. & MORNING, F'EBRUARY 10, 1898. PW PRICE She "just as goad" hlin of goods sare not sod at Lsye'. They sel onlya one The Best That is the obheapest kinM when it comes to Watches and Jewelry. Our Pout Packing Watches are the very best that can be bought for the price. The New York...........$1.50 The Trump .............. 2.50 The Sun Dial ............ 6.00 The Waltham ............. 9.00 The two last are fitted In absolutely Oust-proof cases, and all are warranted lod time-keepers. Our stock of Solid Gold and Gold Flled Watches, both ladies' and gents', is the largest in the city, and our prices, quality considered, the lowest. In ladies' sizes .....$10 upward. In gents' sizes ...... 12 upward. If Yu Wasit a eed Watch Cheap Call e Us. ....r- LER AND OPTICIAN OWSLBY BLOCK BUTTB. MONT. 17y cents a Leg... With the pockets thrown in; that's what we sell 150 pairs of knee pants for. They're all 50 cents to $1.50 elsewhere. 21 DOZEN Men's Half Hose 2 PAIRS FOR 25 CENTS Double heels and toes, natural color, always sold at 25 cents a pair. WHY? Because we have too many suits and must get them off rapidly, hence this ex - traordinary discount sale. ONE-FOURIT OFF oe AL. Men's Suits # Overcoats GIANS&KLEIN BUTIa, IMoNT. StLOME'S DBA BREAK His Dismissal Must Surely Follow. RE ATTACKS M'KINLE Chacterised as "Weak" ad a "Low Politician." 'TWAS A PRIVATE LETTER That Fact, However, Does Not Exculpate the Writer-The SackviUle-West Case Furnishes a Precedent and There Are Others--The Spanish Minister Refus Either to Affrm or Deny the Author ship of the Letter, But There Is No Reasonable Doubt That He Wrote It. Senator Stewart Says We Do Every thing to Conciliate Spain and She Rieiprocates By Despising Us-The Sensation of the Day at Washington. Washington, Feb. 9.-The publication in the morning newspapefs of what is supposed to be an autograph letter written by Senor De Lome, the Spanish minister, to his friend Canalejas, critl cising the president with the utmost freedom, caused a sensation in official circles and soon will be followed by Minister De Lome's departure from the United States. At the outset there was a disposition to question the authen ticity of the letter, but bit by bit cir cumstantial evidence accumulated, un til when it was finally announced offi cially that the minister declined to deny the authenticity of the letter, all doubt was dissipated, and -the only question that remained was as to the line of action to be pursued by our government toward the offending min ister. The writing of this letter is un questionably an offense against the amenities of diplomatic relations', and such offenses have almost Invariably been regarded in the United States, as in other capitals, as sufficient ground for the termination of the official statue of the letter writer. As soon as the letter appeared in the press the state department officials began an effort to settle its authentic ity, and when it had learned all that could be developed on this point, and been told that the minister himself re fused to deny writing it, the consider ation of the next step began. Assistant Secretary Day was in con sultation with the president on the subject at least four times during the official day, and then spent much time in framing his message to United States Minister Woodford at Madrid. The official statement of the sending of this message was accompanied by a declination to indicate its contents at this time, the department merely giv ing to the press the following state ment: "Minister De Lome does not deny writing the letter. This department has communicated with General Woodford on the subject. Until that communication reaches the Spanish government it would be improper to in any manner state the contents of the message to General Woodford." "While the department refused to add to this meager anpjouncement, it can be stated without question that Mr. Woodford was directed to lay the facts developed before the Spanish govern ment, together with the statement that in view of the minister's refusal to deny the authorship of the letter, the Spanish government is looked to with confidence to deal with the case prop erly. This amounts to an invitation to recall the minister, presuming that he himself has not already taken steps to vacate his position. No doubt is en tertained of a compliance with the im plied suggestion, but in case there should be undue delay in actine., the department would feel called upon to move directly in the matter and give the minister his passports, as was done with Sir Julian Pauncefote's predeces sor, who wrote the celebrated Murchi son letter. The publication of a letter bearing tshe signature of the Spanish minister, Dupuy De Lome, addressed to Senor Canalejas and making severe strictures on President McKinley, has created a profound impression in official circles. and it is expected to bring about Im portant results in the immediate fu ture. The authenticity of the letter cannot be established from any official source, nor is any denial of it given from any quarter. A strong impres sion prevails that the letter is genuine in its substantial features. Little doubt exists in official circles that if the genuineness of the letter is fully established it will result in the retire ment of De Lome and his replacement by another minister. At the Spanish legation every avenue of inquiry as to the letter is closed. The minister posi tively declines to be seen concerning the subject. He will neither affirm nor deny the accuracy of the letter as a whole or in part. The information of the state depart ment is necessarily limited on a com munication of this character, as it has not passed through official circles. It is not a communication of the Spanish minister to his government. beine to Senor Cenaleias. who is not a member of the Snanial' cabinet, althourh of I such hih standing as to be an advisor 1 of the government. The letter is said 1 to be far removed from such official communieations as come to the atten tion of the state department. It is not I exnected therefore, that the dnart- 1 nent will be able to throw any livht on 1 the matter for the present at least Tb" eiacum.stanceh under whih a Ic'- I ter of this char'cter eho uld r,-.e'a'-r frim, the privacy of the two pereont through which it peind etes m much assinraet. The belief Is that it was never delr Se to Senor Canaleas, buat was stolen white en route. Canalejas was in Washington sn me monthe ago Iad thea went to Cuba for the purpose of oblerv tag the condition of atairs there. As a former alnihter.in the liberal cabitts, having been minister of jtSee, and as' editor of El Heraido, at Madrid,, he was aecorded a warm reeption by Minister Dupuy de Lome, who gave a banquet In his honor, which was attende f a number of prominent business mla. Re then left for Cuba and his mission necessarily brotght him into cobtinued correspondence with Minister de Lome. As the letter bears no date, the tfuae it was written can only be fixed by the contents. That it was after the presi dent's message is evident. The mention of the approaching autonomous cabinet establishes that it was before the inau guration of the cabinet, Jan. 1. This places the letter, according to the pre valling impression, as having been writ ten about the middle of December. At that time Senor Canalejas is known to have been at Havana prosecuting his mission. The handling of the mails is done by the Spanish authorities, so that in this case it is believed that the loss of the let ter could only be one of two ways- either through the treachery of an offi cial at the postofece, or by being taken after It had reached the house where Senor Canalejas was staying. The ef fect of the letter on the future of Minis ter de Lome arouses interest. His serv ice as minister has now extended be yond three years and he has been in charge throughout the most serious phases of the Cuban complication. When the conservative ministry fell last au tumn it was generally supposed that Premier Sagasta would send a liberal minister to succeed Senor de Lome, who is a prominent conservative and a for mer conservative deputy. He was con tinued at his post, however, and it was understood at the time he placed his resignation at the disposal of the Span ish government. "In the absence of any official infor mation of the writing of such a letter, it would be manifestly unfair and unjust to the Spanish minister to make any statement at this time as to the inten tions of the state department," said As sistant Secretary Day, in answer to a question as to what procedure would be followed in treating the letter written by Senor de Lome to Senor Canalejas. It was said that up to noon the depart ment was absolutely ignorant officially that such a letter had been written. Of course, the publication in the morning newspapers had been seen and had cre ated a sensation in official circles. The president, himself, was not long in ig norance of the matter, for Assistant Secretary Day called upon him early and to the great disappointment of the large number of visitors who were pa tiently waiting in the lobby to secure acceps to the president, word came out that he could not be seen, owing to his great engrossment with official busi ness, which was taken to mean the Spanish minister's letter. It was after this conference that Mr. Day made his statement to a number of newspaper men. Secretary Sherman assumed a similar position, though he let it be known that the writing of such a letter as that published would constitute a breach of diplomatic etiquette of which our government must take notice. As no denial of the authenticity of the publication has yet reached the state de partment, it is believed that after a reasonable delay the matter will ha reasonauje aetay toe matter winl be brought to the.attention of the Spanish government through Minister Wood ford, presuming that no motion has been taken by the Spanish minister himself before that time, and that a change in the representation of Spain at Washing ton may be expected in order. The letter being genuine, there is no excuse that will be acceptable to our government. The rule, as laid down in the Sackville case, is generally re garded as the standard precedent for our guidance in such matters, though there are not lacking other prece dents. To plead that the letter was purely personal, that it was not even ad dressed to an official or a citizen of the United States, will not suffice. Lord Sackville set up such an excuse, but President Cleveland declared it was in sufficient and the minister was com pelled to leave Washington. There were few senators who had not read the De Lome letter when the senate met to-day but there were com paratively few of them willing to ex press an opinion. "It is a very serious matter," said Senator Gray of the committee on for eign relations, "too serious to discuss carelessly. Mr. De Lome is entitled to a suspension of judgment until the re sponsibility is more definitely deter mined than at present." "If it is true," said Senator Foraker, also a member of the foreign relations committee, "Mr. De Lome ought to be given his passports immediately." Senator Spooner-If true. It is a gross attack and it is most astounding, but I cannot discuss it in view of the doubt as to its genuineness. Senator Hawley-It is a matter for the state department to deal with and does not for the present come within the domain of congress. I have no doubt that it will be properly handled by the department. Senator Stewart-The sentiment ex pressed is in line with Spain's policy and disposition. We do everything to conciliate the Spaniards; they recipro cate by despising us. New York, Feb. 9.-The Press this morning says that representatives of the Cuban junta yesterday gave out copies of the letter signed "Enrique Depuy De Lome," who is minister of Spain at Washington, and addressed to Jose Canalejas, who went to Cuba last September as Premier Sagasta's per sonal representative. In this letter the Spanish minister refers to President McKipley as "weak and catering to the rabble" and as a "low politician who desires to stand well with the jingoes of his party." The Washington correspondent of the Press says that when a copy of the let ter was shown to Minister De Lome he promptly pronounced it a forgery. He also says that an official of the state department discussing the matter ex claimed "De Lome did not write the let ter. The Cuban Junta has been imposed upon by somebody." On the other hand Horatio L. Rubens. counsel for the Cuban junta, says: "We know absolutely that this letter in genuine. A man risked his life to ob tain it. We do not hesitate to a' - knowledge that it was stolen fr',m CanaleJas. It is written on the pa;'-r of the leration The handwriting is D«' Lome's and the signature is his. He may deny it until he is black in the face, but it is genuine and evrvb ,.ly who has se -n the letter knows that `t is. The man who stole it abstra, t,'d - 'tonllunutd on Page" Two.) * CG WITH g iOOUENCE Pa Soenes in the 8~te Chamber. THE RIES CO WILD MoKi.Dira Cuban Policy Ar by Republicans. MASON'S GREAT SPEECH He Is Part and Parcel of the Adminlstra tion, But He Cannot Sit Idly By and See the HacIet Shops Dominate the White moase While Hundreds of Thounands of People Are Shot and Stabbed and Starved -One Word From MKipnley Would Stop the Aw utl Slaughter, Bnd the War and Bs tablish Cuba's Independence-Cannon of Utah Also Delivers a Masterly Ad dress on the Same 8ubject-His E: fort Interrupted by a Sensational Incident. Washington, Feb. 9.--Fr more than three hours to-day the senate chamber rang with eloquent appeals in behalf of the Cuban insurgents. The an nounced speeches were delivered by Mr. Cannon of Utah and Mr. Mason of Illinois in advocacy of the adoption of resolutions which they presented to the senate yesterday. Following Mr. Cannon's speech, Mr. Hale of Maine addressed the senate briefly, urging the senate to uphold the policy of the administration. The gal leries were packed with people who were awarohat this would be a field day for Cubhn oratory. While' Mr. Cannon was speaking a sensational incident occurred. A member of the house, standing near the speaker, audibly denounced as a lie, seemingly, some statement Mr. Cannon had made. Mr. Cannon, pale with feeling, made reply to what at the moment seemed an insult, but which was subsequently satisfactorily explained. When the vice president's gavel fell, opening the session of the senate to-day, a noticeably larger numoer or senators were present than is usual so early in the day. The no tice given yesterday by both Senator Cannon of Uttah and Senator Mason of Illinois that they would address the senate upon the resolutions they had introduced, served as the magnet to draw senators from the committee rooms early in the day's session. Mr. Butler of North Carolina presented an amendment to the constitution, enab ling congress to lay and collect an In come tax. Mr. Alien presented and secured the adoption of a resolution directing the committee on judiciary to investigate and report to the senate whether the order placing the employes of the printing office in the classified service is proper. Mr. Morrill of Vermont called up his joint resolution, authoriz Ing the building of the statue of Lib erty on the dome of the capitol, and after some facetious references to the gold and sliver questions by Senators Stewart and Chandler, the resolution was adopted. 30 to 22. The resolution offered by Mr. Can non of Utah yesterday urging the pres ident to notify Spain that if she fails to recognize the Independence of Cuba before March 4 next this government would then recognize the belligerent rights of the Cubans, and 90 days thereafter assert the independence of the Cuban republic, was then laid be fore the senate, and Mr. Cannon was roognized to speak on the resolution. Mr. Cannon in opening his speech read from a New York newspaper a statement in effect that the speeches to be delivered to-day would amount to mere talk and nothing more harm ful than talk would result from the present agitation of the Cuban ques tion in the senate. Mr. Cannon said that it was not his purpose-not the purpose of those who believed with him-to disturb in any way the peace and welfare of the people of the United States. He did not, he said, desire to reflect unnecessarily upon the policy of the president, but there was a phase in the question, in the opinion of Mr. Cannon, raised in the news paper article to which he referred, to be considesed. By what authority, he asked, did any public journal say noth ing more than talk would result from the sideration of the Cuban question in congress? Has some concerted plan been arranged? he asked, "by which the carrying into effect the will of the people of this country is to be un done ?" "I want to say," said Mr. Cannon. "that something more harmful than talk will result from the discussion of the Cuban question by congress. These results will strike men in congress and men in hirh places in the administra tion. We have been told that a policy in the treatment of this Cuban ques tion was to b1) inautlrated that would startle the country but that policy has not yet been developed. "War." continued Mr. Cannon. "is ended in Cuba. The war that there existed has developed into a brutal contest of huneer." Spain. he thourht. had not thrb 'ourare to pursue its orp -rations against the patriots in th' field. The government at Madrid 'ras bankrupt. her greatest statesmen had passed? awty. and In the conduct of the Cub:ltn war she had ad.,,ted a policy to subdue her epstarms hv brthery ann starvation. yhoulrl thti efforts of ,FIain suePeed. th,. r.'!t would ch' to waddle' u*on the ,aa.,tI ,"f 'uba the er~Pmnous debt of Cate' "'i*St a debt that baa twen inrurrod in a vain effort t~,, rul,'lt th.. spirit ,f "b rtyv manif-stP,t, iy the C(tw,,on i,;'' t' After sme discussion of the ..noral features of the Cuban question, Mr. Cannon said: "1 charge now that the purpose of the administration is in consonance with the wishes of the Spanish bondholders, and before peace is secured in Cuba security for the payment of that tremendous debt must given by the blood-stained island. That, I say, appears to be the wish of the administration, and, I may say, of Spain." Referring to the resolution as it was presented when Mr. McKinley assumed the presidency. Mr. Cannon said It was almost an earthly omnipotence which the president possessed and possesses now. The recognition of the belligerent rights of the insurgents would have been of immense advantage at any time during the present war, but now such recognition would absolutely terminate struggle. Mr. Cannon thought it pe euliarly significant that every Spaniard and every Spanish sympathiser was op posed to the recognition of the belliger ency of the Cuban patriots, while every Cuban had maintained from the first that such recognition would be of such advantage as to enable them to wrest victory from what otherwise might pos itively be defeat. If the chief executive of this country had dreamed when he en tered upon his duties of the power that was to be conferred by his oath upon him it would scarcely have been possible for him to conceive of a greater oppor tunity to set a people free than was then presented to him. His signature to a document would now set that peo ple free. What is it that stays the hand of McKinley? We have waited long, but our waiting has been in vain, our cup of waiting is now full. A sensational interruption of Mr. Can non occurred. There was a buss of con versation among the spectators-mem bers of the house of representatives, who lined the inner walls of the senate chamber-when Mr. Hale of Maine ad dressed the vice president. He ex pressed the hope that order might be preserved and the rules of the senate strictly observed. Just as the interrup tion occurred Mr. Cannon had made the statement that every rifle in the hands of the Cuban patriots had cost them $200. After quiet had been restored. Mr. Cannon, whose face was as white as paper, and who was evidently pain fully affected by his emotion, said: "I do not ordinarily object to remarks of denial concerning statements which I have make on this floor. However, to a statement which I just made the audi ble comment was added that it was a lie. I care less. Mr. President, for the remark than for the spirit which actu ated it. I realise it as a solemn truth that the Cuban patriots have paid $200 for every rifle they have in their army. These arms have come from the United States; every railroad and every express company and every filibustering expedi tion which has landed munitions of war upon the island of Cuba has taken its toll." The remark which Mr. Cannon re ferred to came from a member of the house who was talking to another mem her Just behind the senatees'isdea,.,dJUi Cannon said that the present policy was to hold the Cubans while StPln outraged and pillaged the island. "I believe that one strong, brave word spoken in time will absolutely free Cuba. and I am firmly of the belief that the result of such a word would not be war between the United States and Spain." Mr. Hale followed Mr. Cannon with a motion to refer the Cannon resolution to the committee on foreign relations, and with a speech deprecatory of the poitcy or a congressional declaration on the Cuban question and in support of the course of the administration on that question. The Cannon and Mason res3 lutions were intended to put the ad ministration in leading-strings as to its policy toward Cuba. They assumed that the country cannot wait upon the executive, but intended to drive the ad ministration into a course fraught with danger, and one which may involve the country in a conflict with a now friendly power. Mr. Hale also discussed the policy in volved in the amendment to the diplo matic appropriation bill, which had been offered by Mr. Allen. This amend ment provides for the recognition of Cuban belligerency. Taking up the pol icy of the administration, Mr. Hale said it had been clearly outlined in the presi dent's first message. The statement of policy was then made, he said, most clear and conclusive. The president had laid down the chart of his conduct as to belligerency, and had said that he would act if occasion should demand action on his part. As a matter of fact, the administra tion had acted most effecutivay, nod one of its acts had been in refutati~on of Mr. Cannon's assertions that thetr were many American citizens impris oned in Cuba. Since the writing tof the message, the president had taken scan a course as to secure the r.leasm of all American citizens in Cuban jails, and there was none now left in durance in that country. But that was only one of the many accomplishments of the administration in this field. The president had made an appeal for benefactions and had secured the opening of the doors for the introduc tion of the aid of our people. Furth ermore, the commanding man whose barborous treatment had rendered him unpopular, had been removed at the president's instance. Still another re suit was the establishment of auton otay, which was a charter of human liberties, broader than is maintained anywhere on the globe in a dependency by an Anglo-Saxon government. All this has been done, but the result of these efforts was still in the balance. Here, in the face of these facts, in flammatory resolutions were out of place. The senate was not an inflam matory body and would not be carried off its feet. Nor did he agree with Mr. Cannon that the people at large want ed war. If our people really wanted to fight, they could have gone to Cuba to do it. He closed with a motion to re fer the resolution to the committee on foreign relations, which was done with out division. Mr. 4cannon took the floor for a brief explanation bearing upon the scene in which he had participated toward the close of his remarks. He said the gen tleman to whose utterances he had taken exception had explained to him that the utterances had reference to another subject. He nas willing. he said, to accept the explanation, as he had no, doubt the senate would. Mr. Mason of Illinois was then reet agnized. He had hittated long. he s.s'i. as he feared that by some lncau tious stitp he might injure rather than binefit the ('uban cause. BUt he was ready to make the step now. feeling that any blame must fall on him, for he assumed personal responsibility. "I deny the insinuation." said he s'h-arlly. "that there is an efrort to nut the administration into leading atrings.' lie was a rt.puhian and h. was Proud of the tatriotism of the executive. but. Mr. Mas n said. he spoke. his personal convictionts on the can i of I'uba. I ;.nt tchargetd aith se. kinlg nar." . -Cottinuetd on I',agc: Two.) MILLIONS WIPED OUT Furious Flames Destroy Life and Property. AT LEAST SIX KILLED Others Are Lyig Crushed Under Masses of Debris. MANY, TOO, ARE INJURED Pittsburg w perlenm a Frightfully Dee truotive rs e-Whisky aplodes and the Air Is Filled With Flying tiaks Panito eigns in All the Neighborhood and Householders Flee for Their LAve-The ConUsgaston Under C e trol at an Braly Hour This Mor]nig. At Least $2,00o000 Worth of Prop erty Laid in Ashes-The Origin of the Fir a Mystery-It Was a Hot One While It Lasted. Plttsburg, Feb. 9.-At 8:80 to-night fire started in the large three-story cold storage house of the Chautauqua Lake Ice company, occupying a block from Twelfth to Thirteenth streets, between Pike street and Mulberry, and before the flames were subdued, at 1:15 a. m., nearly $2,000,000 worth of property had been destroyed, at least six lives lost and many people badly injured. The fire, in point of fatalities, Is the most serious that Plttsburg hsi had in years. The department responded quickly and a general alarm was sent in. Other alarms quickly followed and at mid aight Allesghensy's department was called on for help. The origin of the fire it unknown. The vicinity is composed of a mixture of huge warehouses and many private residences, the inhabitants of which fled in alarm, carrying with them as much portable household goods as they possessed. There were frequent explosions, which greatly added to the confusion and alarm. The streets were completely blocked with people and their goods in terfered with the firemen. who were al ready handicapped In their efforts to control the flames on account of win dows and doors of the burning buildings' being strongly barred by heavy Iron shutters. At 11:15 p. m. an explosion of whiskey stored in the warehouse occurred, blow ing out the Mulberry alley wall with terrible results. At the time the fire men, policemen, newspaper men and others crowded the street nearby and the alley. Many were caught in the falling walls. How many will not be known until the debris is cleared away. Many people were injured by flying bricks and beams and all the ambu lances and patrol wagons of the city were called into service. Telegraph. telephone and electric light wires at the corner of Thirteenth and Penn fell shortly after the explosion and killed an unknown man. Just after the explosion the large warehouse of W. A. Hoverter & Co.. situated on Pike street, directly oppo site the Chautauqua company's builttd ing, was ablaze, and in a short time was beyond hope of saving. At about 1:15 a. nm. the fire was got ten under control and no further spread iS expected. The two large buildings are a total wreck and the loss cannot be much less than *1.000,000. At a. im. there are six dead in the morsue, only five of whom have been identified. The identified dead are: A. J. BERRY. lieutenant of police. WILLIAM SCOTT, JR., son of Wil 11am Scott, president of the Chautau qua Ice company. MRS. 8IFE, aged 50. STANLEY fIFE, aced 25. DAVID LOVELESS ared 35. John Scott, a brother of William. is missing and is supposed to be under the debris. Among the seriously wounded' are: Captain J. A. Brown. building inspec tor, both legs broken. Owen K. Felder. compound fracture of risht leg. William Fleming. squeseed by falling rafters: may die. The following is the best list of losses obtainable to-night: Hoverter Storage company, building and contents. *00. 000: Chautaqua Ice company. $150.000; Union Storage comnany, $175.000. Some of the heaviest individual losers who had consignments in the warehouse are: The Economic Distilling com oany. 8.000 barrels of whiskey worth 1750.000: Mononashela Textile com panv, wool dealers. 125.000 pounds of wool: Collins Cigar comnany. 25 car loads of tobacco; W. H. Williams. com mission merchant. 20 carloads of su gar. ANXIOUS FOR A FIGHT. Vice President Shanghsnessy of C. '. Seeds a Satwe Telegram. Chicago, Feb. 9.-Two days ago the executive officers of the transcontinent al roads sent a message to Vice Presi dent Shaughnessy of the Canadian Pa cifc., reciting the efforts made by the passenger agents of their respective lines to get General Passenger Agent McNicoll of the Canadian Pacific to join in a conference regarding the Alaska business. To-day they received a reply from MIr. Shaughnessy, which is on the same line as these sent by General Passen ger Agent McNicoll, to the general pas senger agents of the American roads. Mr. Shaughnessy. in his telegram de clining the request for a meeting, went into the matter at length and wound up by declaring that unless the American ra-ds within three days withdrew all the cut rates w hich he declared to be in edaletone to earthe, the cea osed to proceer was taken tby teG dar, as coples ed the Shaughaeey were fot to them until le this likely thaft as days to determine the the American reus It certain that an etert get all roads having Canadian Paemec to pended until seek a tie ` dian Pacific Is willing to the other roads ti the rates. Some of the roads are very strwon if there is no reason wh Pacific should hav a Alaska business and they fight against the grantigf cessions to it. ONE OF THE STUIW Toueskekowtk a Steed Wilkesbarre, Pa., Fb, -t of Sheriff Martin and his morning the first wit John Yourshekowltki, oe o wood strikers. He aIm 9 the strikers held a wood and they understood could get the Ltatape them they would wis the decided not to carry t a epons and to beha peaceably. At Wbet they met the shearit sa th who pushed them around w hit several of them. One witness pointed out Deputy down their flag. At Latti r iff stopped thes, hit two front rank and tried to e Ils It snapped twile and them Right away there was a voIey from the deputies sad' 'en~ strikers fell. On cross-examinatio the that at West Haselton the hold of his cost and pu ver in his face, saying: "I if of Lauserne couty, and fr go to Lattimer " The wte did nothing; I was htened. Edlery Penin, ian undertaer e tono who buried 13 of the scribed their wounds, sayg shot in the back, except eoE a bullet in his forehead. John Andreaski told the many others about the night of the shooti. the West Haselton and the m timer. TROOPS FOR ALASKA. gear Comeete .e teamer Portland. Ore.. Feb. ments have been made ter tato of foutr reeia to Caompanies A 0 otr infantry will del froit steamuer Queen about ab. Companes 1 and U w steamer Cottage City from 24. The governmeat paci leave Vancouver Usrsects according to present t t y stOw ing to the m ovem e tt panies of the Potlrteunto Alaska it is reported. that Ninth infantry or the Twenty fantry will he ordered to h at Vancouver Barracks. THOUGHT HE WAS THE SVIL. THOUGHT HE WAS THE WW A Ulesisasry Lsese Mis Ramsm add to Lass P* Mis Ut. Victoria. B. C., Feb. 1-SRe. Inson of Sfult Ste MaRs. who for many years bal a., and who recently lost i temapted to commit sauiea press of Chian as that velf quarantine station tme came suddenly seioed with tion that be was the deVR.1 rail to jump overboard. 1Uew . eron of Chicago and othec near by prevented hm t ro his Intention. INDIAN APPWIWAT Mostaea BsdtIs Be to e Speial Dispatch to the Washington. Feb..- F priation r ill, reported i afternoon, carrites tM th feet Indians. $Ml mgfor the for the dina atthe agency and e r14 ý 1 it St10 for the lapport and Speciaenl Dispatch to the Billings. .t), 0-Jaames ,. squaw man living on the tion, and commonly cleta. was thes evening fomat larceny by a jury ta the dista*t his sentence fled at B penitentiary. The defendan range cow belonging to the company teast ievmmhesa ndrO of the beet. WThe, beeme, a cattle killed ~ 1$4 ab reservation. ' t he tion for cattle T y a county for the e yeas..s. lee is a Ue Special Dispatch to BEeeman. Feb. t.-'like plies of the Tivolb eleeo were destroyed hby i lug. The Tivie i tated dt and is ran by MetiB se$: iesding icaed se `, the first fire in Bessesans tre was camused by (aq stove. . order t a a hesr Special Dispatch to the $ta Boise, Idaho. Feb. herg has received a ing Secretary of War founcing that Liateanant teenth infantry, who io aler detached from duty with Imti for service la a place he will leave a the Killed is the bshet les Speclal Dispatch to te Pocatellu, Idaho. Feb. i an employe in the thort i, was killed this afte up a l engite teset. " jack slipped adltd e at the head, cauet g I et Davis was about i years ea married.