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VOL. X.--NO. 161. AN'ACONDA, MOTNTANA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1898. PRICE FIVE
Nothing Better PRICE The "Just as good" kind of gbods are not sold at Leyd'. They sell only one kind- The Best That is the cheapest kind when it comes to Watches and Jewelry. Our Four 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 dust-proof cases, and all are warranted good time-keepers. Our stock of Solid Gold and Gold Filled 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 You Want a God Watch Cheap Call on Us. JRWELER AND OPTICIAN OWSLEY BLOCK BUTTE. MONT. 17v2 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. 210 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-FOURTII OFF oN ALL Men's Suits .0 Overcoats CiANS & KLEIN BLUTTE, MONT. r __1 A DIISRACE TO CONGRESS Senator &llen Gets After the Speaker of the House. HE STIFLES LEGISLATION Oalled to order by Alson, He Persists in His Denunneation of Reed's Methods and Forces an Ad journment of the Senate. Washington, Feb. 10.--During the en tire session of the senate to-day the In dian appropriation bill was under con sideration. The reading of the bill was completed and all the committee amendments were adopted, and subse quently several amendments of a minor character were attached to the meas ure. Mr." Allen of Nebraska enlivened the proceedings a few minutes before ad journment by making an attack on Speaker Reed for preventing the enact ment, as the Nebraska senator de clared, of meritorious legislation sent to the house by the senate. He de nounced the speaker's action in this re gard as "a disgrace" to congress and to the American people. When a point of order was made against him for use of improper language concerning the other branch of congre&, Mr. Allen said that he was stating only the truth and that he was responsible here or elsewhere at any time for his state ments. It was expected to conclude consider ation of the pending bill to-day, but when an appeal was taken from the ruling of the vice president by Mr. Allen that an amendment offered by Mr. Thurston of Nebraska was not in order, the point of order was made by Mr. Allen that a quorum was not pres ent. A roll call disclosing the absence of a quorum, the senate adjourned. Gen. William Booth of London, the founder of the Salvation army. acted as chaplain at the opening of the sen ate to-day. Frye reported favorably from the committee on commerce, a bill to amend the laws relating to naviga tion. The proposed bill relates only to American waters, he said, and he de manded prompt action on the bill. It was pased without a division. The Indian appropriation bill was taken up. Considerable discussion arose over an amendment proposed by the committee providing "that hereafter no Indian or tribe of Indians shall lease for mining purposes lands that are not patented to said Indians." ,Mr. Rawlins supported the amend ment, and referred to efforts that are constantly being made by private indt viduals and corporations to secure In dian lands, particularly mineral lands, by leasing from Indians, with the ap proval of the secretary of the Interior. He said that when he came here in 1893 an application was pending before the secretary of the interior for the ap proval of a lease of 346,000 acres of land in the Uncompahgre reservation, con taining valuable deposits of gilsonite. The lease had been extended by an in dividual through connivance of the In dian agent and at once turned over to the American Asphalt company. The agents and attorneys of this corpora tion, Mr. Rawlins said, had come to Washington representing that they controlld senators and representatives, and had great influence in high political circles, and were trying to force the approval of their lease. Ultimately, he said, a lease covering about 500 acres was approved. Now, he declared, these same persons were endeavoring to defeat the commit tee amendment to prevent the Indians from leasing their lands. He believed in opening the mineral lands by the government, the leasing of them to in dividuals or companies and the appli cation of the proceeds for the benefit of the Indians. With this argument Mr. Allen qf Ne ibraska took issue. He maintained that the Indians had a higher and better right to the lands than the mere per mission to roam over it, hunting and fishing and feeding their ponies. He held that the Indians had a right to minerals supposed or known to be in the land, or cut the timber, and if the individual Indians. or the Indian tribe, did not desire to mine the land, they had the right to lease privileges to such persons as they pleased under reason. able restrictions. Mr. Allen said he did not desire to impugn anybody's motives, but he could readily conceive that those resid ing near the valuable gilsonite lands, being thoroughly familiar with the lo cation of the mineral deposits, might bhe anxious to open these lands to location by white people, as such opening would afford them an immense advantage over the people from other localities. The committee amendment was agreed to. At the conclusion of the reading of the bill it was thrown open to debate. Mr. Kyle of South Dakota, proposed an amendment that all or any part of the sum of $168,332 now in the treasury to the credit of the Sioux Indians on the Crow Creek reservae'ion in South Da kota, may be used for the purchase of such cattle and agricultural implements as will promote their welfare. The amendment was agreed to. Mr. Wilson of Wrashington urged the adoption of an amendment appropriat ing $30,000 for such school building and repairs on the Pulliaup reservation in Washington. In view of this amend ment. Mr. Allen presented and had adopted a committee amendment re ducing the sum appropriated for the construction, purchase or repair of school buildings from $200,000 to $175. 000. Mr. Wilson also secured an amendment securing the south half of the Colville Indian reservation in Wash ington to mineral 'operation. Mr. Allen presented an amendment restoring the securities of the Santc.A Indians. Mr. Wilson made a point ,f crderr against the amendment. He sail it w,uld involve the payment of $3,0i0 - (0) and perhaps double that amount. Mr. Allen said he did not want so in, portant an amendment as that "'w;cist I.-d down 'he wind" by a point of order. He said h.e did not want to be picked up and snuffed out like a candle." but d(-sired an oppiwrtunity to discuis it. Mr. Wilson said he was convinced that there was not the shadow of right in the proposed amendment. Hie insisted on his point of ord.-r, but Mr. Allen withdrfw the atmendmenit. An anendmnllt was ad.iprt.d appr l priating $25.tu0 for th*' , ,nstruc.ti ,n and -quipntcn oif ;in Indian industr:;:l sch il i+ the F'.,rt Ke-gh mii:tary ,. ervation in tiMontana, n a s.t, I.4 -x I- tdlng I.t4uN ;tacres. In th- .,urse- th -. , u-:-tt ,' .;th n amendment offered by Mr. Thurston, against which a point of order was made by Mr. Allison, Mr. Allen made a sharp attack upon the speaker of the house of representatives. He declared that it was impossible to secure the passage through the house of any meri torious measures, because one man stood at the entrance of the cavern into which proposed legislation was dumped and would permit nothing to be done about that of which he did not approve. He said: "In the other end of the capi tol this one man stands for 328, and his bold, unwarranted, undignified ac tion was a disgrace to the congress and to the American people." Mr. Frve of Maine, said the senator (Allen) was himself out of order while speaking to a point of order. Mr. Allen said he had no desire to violate the rules, and did not think he had violated them, as he had not referred to any man by name, nor any particular end *of the capitoL This was received wfth sarcastic laughter by other senators, and even Mr. Alien smiled. Further along in his remarks, Mr. Allen revert ed to the power executed by this por tion of the house, declaring in view of the impossibility of having considera tion of meritorious legislation, the truth ought to be known to all the people of the country. "I want it understood." said Mr. Allen, "that I hold myself re sponsible at any time and in any place for any statements I may make on this subject." Mr. Allison's point of order was sus tained by the vice president. Mr. Allen took an appeal to the senate from the vice president's ruling. Mr. Hoar moved to lay the appeal on the table. Mr. Allen made the point of no quorum and a roll call disclosed the presence of but 39 senators, not a quorum. The senate, on motion of Mr. Allison, at 5:15 p. m. adjourned. IN THE HOUSE, The Whole Session Consumed in Fillibus tering Against Two Bills. Washington, Feb. 10.-The house was in a very bad temper to-day, and the whole session was consumed in filibus tering against two bills of minor im portance, one to issue a duplicate check and the other to make Rockland, Me., a subport of entry. Neither got further than the epgrossment and third read ing. The trouble arose over the en forcement of the rule against the discus sion of irrelevant subjects, when Mr. Handy, a democrat of Delaware, at tempted to reply on the floor during the consideration of those bills to a letter recently written by Thomas F. Bayard in denunciation of the free silver democ racy. Roll call followed roll call all day long and partisian spirit reached a high pitch. Finally when it became evident that no progress could be made with the bills presented an adjournment was taken until Monday. Mr. Waller, rep., Va., in the house to day presented the report of the commit tee on elections No. 3. on the contested election case of Thorpe against Epes, from the Fourth district of Virginia. The majority report was signed by all the republican members of the commit tee and was in favor of seating the con testant, Mr. Thorpe. Mr. Bailey, the democratic leader, got time from Mr. Perkins, rep., Iowa, dur ing the consideration of a bill to issue a duplicate check issued by Charles E. McChesney. an Indian agent, in favor of C. J. Hollman & Bro., for $2,840, and he occupied 30 minutes of the time in dis cussing it. Some discussion was raised to the right of Mr. Bailey to yield time and considerable friction developed. Mr. Tawney, rep., Minn., intimated in an urf dertone that Mr. Bailey had secured time under false pretenses. "Of course, the gentleman does not mean that," said Mr. Bailey, "but if he does I denounce it as infamously false." roe situation immediately became strained, and when Mr. Handy launched his remarks, which proved to be a criti cism of Hon. Thomas F. Bayard's recent utterances on the money question, ob jection was made that his remarks were irrelevant. Party feelings became strained by the incidents and the demo crats retaliated by contesting the pass age of the bill. The previous question was called, but another roll call was forced on an insignificant incident. On this vote most of the democrats, under the lead of Mr. Bailey. declined to vote, but the speaker noted enough members present to make up a quorum and the amendment was adopted. tIn the next vote on the engrossment anti the third reading of the bill, the speaker could only count 140 present and a call of the house was demanded. A quorum w'is present and the bill was ordered to its engrossment. Mr. Bailey then formally demanded the reading of the engrossed bill. As this. of course, could not be done, the bill was laid aside. The speaker then began a call for the committees for the presentation of bills. This was the first time this order of business has been entered on in this session. The first bill presented, Mr. Bailey again got the floor, and yielded again to Mr. Handy. He had only ut tered a few sentences, stating that he intended to reply to ,Mr. Bayard. when Mr. Dalzell called him to order. Mr. Bailey protested vehemently that there was no way of determining whether Mr. Handy was in order or not. Mr. Dal sell replied that the statement was a mere invasion. Mr. Williams, dem.. Miss., and sev' eral others were drawn into the con troversy. Suddenly the speaker straightened up in his chair, and, ad dressing Mr. Bailey, said: "That the gentleman from Delaware is out of order cannot certainly he disputod by gentlemen who are looking each other in the face." Continuing, the speaker said that while it has been the custom to allow the widest latitude in the debate in the committee of the whole, that had not been the practice in the house. There the debate was confined to the subject under cons!deration and he thought that members on both sides must admit that it would not be suitable to fasten upon them a system by which all nman ner of questions could Ie discussed at any time. It was wise, he said, to con form to thb- principles that governed every parliamentary body. Mr. Bailey. In reply, maintained h:at the c'ustom was as binding as the rule, and h.e t,"otended that it h:td ali aais Itbeen the practlit e to iive g intl-rnm.n at :tolt.'. He hal ni' .-r kt'o\-wn. he i.t. a3 -asct xxiire a g1ntlt-man t as 'e all.. I to .rdter unless he wtas attacking lOnt ,It .r Ir iulging ;n hpers,naliti. A_ i i, all.- i attention that last week f-,r t- , hour., during th. e ' -cnsieiratihn of .a p1 i., bill in thte h,,u.c. a dl,'' at. · ,n I'.,iti,.i railroads had gn.' on. 'Y , to- lay. he said. "the rule was ; ivnk. . n t:h . ride,. AVihe it gntt.liena on tis. Ia tdsire.s t 3 r'plv to an atti.'k ',n ci un and all th ,s,. as,.'nia.,t 'cith hm n is -'iltnr'. . I app-ial ti th. "-.t -'m, .n on the .,th. r -id*" t u ru-f. -t h w a :0,. Ith" atiea' r th--iy .ntini- f.l" i" '- can Th s,. ak r -.ia t h- had n, ,i.' t, t'_,ttlt'a. .* 1 Ott l'aY, .?-c' ti.,) MADE Al AWFUL RECORD Eleven Are Dead, Twenty-8even MiWaing, Eighteen Injured. IN PITTSBURG'S BIG FIRE The Explosion Which Toppled Down the Walle WsCoaused by the Fire Reach ing the Tanks of Ammonia-Har rowing Scenes at the Morgue. Pittsburg, Feb. 10.-Eleven people dead, 27 missing and 1I injured, and property loss of $1,500.000. is the awful record of the big fire of last night. The following is a revIsed list of the dead, injured and missing: The dead: Police Lieutenant A.- J. 'Berry. John McHanna. William Scott, jr. Stanley Stitz. SJohn Dwyer. (George L. Lovel William Smith. Albert A. Wolffe. Thomas Claffey. William R. Habenstein. An unknown, supposed to be John Scott. the youngest son of the presi dent of the Chautauqua Ihe, company. Injured-Robert Rosamond, single, aged 40 years, lieutenant of engine company No. 2, right foot c.rushed, am putated below the knee. He was also bruised about the body. Owen N. Fel der, aged 18, compound fracture of the right leg. George Douglas. 35 years of age, from Bellevue. unconscious, inter nally injured. Owen Mulligan, mar ried, 30 years, lacerated scalp. Will iam Fleming, 32 years, single, contu sion of body and scalp wound. Joseph Headly, aged 55 years, bruised about body and head. Kit Wilson, 30 years old, of Paducah, Ky., received injuries about head, not fatal. Robert Dob son, 35 years, badly injured about the head and body. Captain A. J. Brown, superintendent of the bureau of build ing inspection, right leg cut and bruised. Peter Malone, aged 20 years, slightly injured about legs. David Stewart, 52 years old, badly cut by falling bricks. William Desmuke. :133 years of age. injured about head and shoulders. Charles Wilson. struck by failing brick and seriously hurt. Peter Mahone, leg broken. Police Offt cer Hodges, cut and bruised and in Jured internally. Mrs. Mary Desmuke, 33 years old, cut about head and arms and internally injured. Charles Si mon. 36 years old, traveling salesman of Cincinnati, badly cut on head. George King. engine No. 7 company, scalp wound and bruised. John Hun ter, engine No. 7, bruised and both ankles sprained. The missing are: Nathan Cleour, ac countant in the Dalimeir building, sup posed to be in the ruins; Thomas Lynch, ice man, in the employ of the Chautauqua company. supposed to Ia in the ruins; Howard Berry, watchman of the storage building. As detailed in these dispatches last night, the tire broke tut in the Union Storage company's building on Pi'ke street. near Sixteenth. The building was six stories in height and occupited almost the entire block. The first floor was occupied as offices of the Union Storage company and the Chautauqua Lake Ice company. The second floor front contained the stables of the Chautauqua company. In the Twelfth street end they had their ice-making plant, which occupied the first three floors. This was filled with valuable lee-making machinery and other prop erty of the ('hautauqua company. The balance of the building was occupied by the storage company. The entire fire department was called out. While the conflagration was at its height an explosion of one of the large tanks filled with ammonia, used in the manlufact ure of ice, otu.trred, which was followed by several others and burnitt out walls came toppling down and firemen, po licemen and spectators were buried. As soon as possible work was tom nenceil to reIover tilt' 'dead and wounded. the former being sent to thei morgue as fast as removed frteom the debris and the w ounded sent to thet hospital. The scene at the morgue was a ha;rrtowing one. As soon as the burned and mangled bodies were re covered they were taken there, where they were washed and placed in a pre sentable condition. Every victim was covered with wood and dirt and most everybody was scalded and charred. Bones protruded from the charred and broken hands of some and gaping wounds were found here and there over the bodies. The missing are George Newman. tire inspector of Philadelphia gas company; William Doran, William Finch, Edward Donnelly, 'Chris W. Schriver, James P. Morrison, I'rofessor James Moxan. an or ganist at Evangel church. Blusttlong. Pa.: P. B. Weirkerly. John Gerry. I eorge Me Donald, Ja:k Farrell. Samtuel McLaighi. lin. Jacob Bitoth and a party of four corm panlons who weire in a saloon on Pennsyl vania avenue when the huilinull g ratshei are minssing aiin are suppod toi I. llnder the debris. Mrs. Mary Mc'lF'adden. with her family of sight children. a r. siupposed to tib un der the fallen wall.s. They lived in a house on Mltliberry Alley, which wt:l crushed. Nothing has tbeen se.n oif lhem since the exptlosioln last night, and it i biileved all :re dead. All day long tiremni,i. policementl ti other citiy nimployes hatv been iworking at the risk of the.ir lives. but up to nia tl f.ill ibut little progress had hen t.itle in ilearing away the dtebris. Tiihe a ak will he c(,ntllul ed without rl;essati tllt: iil It is known no hodies remain hut!i it Blac-kenei walls tower from thlie ntil-t of heaPsi of .mould rong rubtbish, thr, t ening to t l i . ~v r at any tinte. T tIenv 'treams . .r s :1et * !- lit l itng n ii A h ;*a ,,-I of -rr.1rk, l d S0 ill ,, -' •l :;triI t'" tired I.,! ;> eh r~, 'I; ri - 'i"i I· ,iti N ion t, l , - ft - , ttii . ir t ur' ,n r it that ., rn , . w a --t t,.t lto ,.- . 'h:1i lit t i " , , t . , itad tl s i 1 t.1 f nilt.I l and that rtn t w r;. 1: t it i . it - ante experts say that it will he at least $.-5000.t(,. and may be more. The total in surance is variously I stlmated at from $t0et.000 to $1. 0. 1000. NO COMPETITION, Spreekels and the Pacrlfe Iall to Iivide the ltsllneau.--The RIg -Moln. kin Ranch Sold. HIon olulu. Feb.., via San Francisco. Feb. 10.--It is understood the Pacific Mail will make another proposition to Spreckels. who tcntrols the Oceanic line running to the cnlonies via Homo lulu. MaInagelr Schwerin of the Pacilie Mail will agree nuot to interfere with the Hionollulu trade if the Oceanic po pie will withldra w their steamers from the Australian run and leave the field open to thbe Mail steamers. If the prtip osition is a'ceptied the C(hina and new and fast boats will ply between San Francis.co and Sydney, while lirtck ela' steamers. the MariposaL and Ala meda, will both he lput on the Ialwalian route. The Moliklia ranch. belonging to, the Bishop estate,. was sold at tauction yes terday for $25ui0,ai0. The purchaser was A D. M .elnnon. a Blostonl capitalist, who intelds to start a stugar planlta tion. Not sincei the days of clipper ships have the performanlces of the ships Hlenry It. Htyde and 8. P. Hitchcock. whith arrived here on the 19th and 20th Illtino. respectively, been equaled. The Hyllde Iireachd here at sulndiowni on the I:th alfter a sensationial rtlun of nine ilays, four iandi a. half hours from San Fralitl isco, il. t illt rtecorded for anch orae tio inchorage. The itltichloek piatlicatilly Iitade the run in nine days sitiv hmours. TIhe ilyde's sumallest day's rumn asii 210 miles and her great est 290 it iles. The French cruiser Dugiuaty Trouin put itl an atl);pearance lunexpcltddly this morning. havinlg coini, dlrirect from C'al lat, Pe ru. ACROSS THE CONTINENT FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN WILL STRETCH VANDERBILT'S LINES. Consullidition ot, Nortllwestern Roadnl but a Link in S Nystem Fronl New Ytok to ian Franelisco. C'hicago, i Feb. 10.-The Post tol-day says: "The consiolidlatiitn of the dliffr enlt 'companies whicw h go to make up the Chicago & Nortlhwelstern system has been definitely decidled upon. Chief of these roads aire the, I'hicago & North western, the Fremont, Elkhorn & Mis nouri Valley, the Chlicago, Mlinneaplo is. St. Paul & Omaha and the Sioux 'ity & Paciiici. Together these lines embrace 7,966 miles of road. -Pfit years they have been operated in the closest harlnony. The connection between themt has been almost as close as if it had actually taken pilace. The actions of all have hbeen direlcteid by one head. Marvin Hughitt is president of all the ctionlp nlliess. It is now Iroiuposed, however. for tinancial reasons, to consolidate all into Ione cmplliany anld make onet set oif se urlities for ill. In carrying out the plan there will be an exchange of the IpreSent securities of the smaller colr plail ets for those of the Northwestern, a large ittcrease of which owill be is sutied to meet the requirements of the deal. The uexchange will he liberal enough to trevetllt any tluliititon to thie pilan tin the part of security hold ers ,of the smaller properties. Their lprotllositionll \\ill he considerably bent: fited iby thee ,xchange. It has not yet been fully determnied whether the con stilidation will lte carried out under one getneral plan or Iirecemeal. In any reneral plani that might be adopted it is fea redl that jealousies might he ilroused among the. holders of securi ties of the different conmpanies. All tluh milsunderstanding might, it is thought, hel avcidled bty taking up the onsolidation of the companies sepa Satcly. Shou!ld this plan he adopted the work of 'ounsolidation will begin with the 'hi.ai.o, 't Patul, Minneapolis & Intaha. th, Ltoe('kholderr of which may ih asked at their next annual meeting to 'nte onn a pIlan pir.parted fir their ,"onsitrat '1n Th'at I t of the plan inc, out ,f the i \ay th a Fret.unont, Elk horn & Miss.uri Vnlley ,vwoull be dealt with in the sa;ltns way and then would come-, tI.h Sioux 'Ctv & Pa,-itie. The ar raingementsn for the consolidation of the Imllnaha have prntgres.'ed' consider thly further than those of any of the other roads. When the consolldatlon of all the rail roads in the present Northwestern sys tenl had heen conipleted the plan now under consideration will have been consummated. The consolidations will he but the solidifying of one link in a great chain extending over the entire continent from the Atlantic to the Pa citle. ()nce these consolidations are out of the way, the field will, it is believed,. he liear for the further consolidation of the' Northxestertn and U'nion Patitic iysttems. Tih two roads to-day pra'ti cally are net. All affairs relating to through lsiness are so arranged as to tuard tme interests and suit the c'on v.'nienlce, of aht. ant the final consoli dati,n of the tno roads will in reality ii nll're a Inattr of detail than the introduet ion ;f any radical chaina in the relatitnal tils lhich now exist be tweenl themn, x\xh-n they bhe'tni- one in naRme as thy ar.' n~ow in action. The com"¢l|,utin of thoV 'estern chain allud id t, will hai' taken Itam' and nothing lril lnoain uti i t .-i \ it tm the' lEast rn n'l, \x hinht hai alrat.ly th-in formnl rn t,"ie ,'iuni.ttioIn of the New York ., i r:i;tl ltnd t't.l Iak,' h'"r.' roads. The' \a-oi-tx ilt main line xiill then extend fr,,n New York toI San F rani-lsc.-. It n;my t1~- biy tha time absolutlte ,owner -tp ,f htihe Central t Pa'I- !i,' ill have i--n »".< ul'ri. \'!.---thr it is ,r no t. tthe ,'"--''r it right-. "'f tih ['ni',:t facific cov r that hln art, tna en" ,ahle. O f.fic ,; ,' " i, '"' '.4 i. I < . i \V.- , " , I , . "I - A POINT GAINED FOR LOLA Dreyfus Was Convicted on a Be cret Document. AN INGENIOUS EXPEDIENT he Court StUll Refuses to Permit the Dreyfus Matter to Be Brought Up. A Skillful Maneuver by M. Clemenceau. Paris. Feb. 10.-The examination of M. Taurivx. the former n:nister of ju1sti(,, was completed at to-,lay' s asion at the assize 'court of the Seine before which M. Zola and M. Perrieux, man ager of the Aurore, are being tried, the former for writing and the latter for printing a letter reflecting upon the F·sterhazy court martial. M. Taurieux said that while he was minister if justice he had nothing to do with the Dreyfus affair. Hi approved of M. Scheui'er-Kestner's agitation of the matter. When Commandant Fornesetti was called, AM. Delegorgue, presiding judge, refused to allow him to be questioned regarding the Dreyfus case, and M. La horie. counsel for M. Zola, announced that owing to the action ,if the court he would abandon the examination of (Commandant Fornesetti and Captain Lebrun-Renaud and others whm he de sred only to question regarding the Dreyfus ('as8e. Major l'aty Du Clanm was recalled and refused to treply to questions put to him relative to frme. De Cumminge. The major also riefused to reply to other questions on the ground of "professional secrecy." General Gonz and Colonel Henry gave explanations of the indiscretions of Colonel Picquart, who had knowledge of some secret papers of the ministry for wvar. General Pellieux. who was appointed to investigate the Dreyfus case and upon whose report Major Esterhazy was court martlaled. was examined. General Pellieux said he would tell the whole truth and not plead "professional se crecy." He then proceeded to relate the story of the Esterhazy inquiry. General Pel Ileux then divulged in an outburst against Colonel Piequart, whom he ac cused of divulging an espionage affair to an outsider, claiming "such con duct is shameful." Referring to the bordeau, the general declared that the alleged fac similes published were all tlctttious. As to the compromising let ter 'sent to Major Eaterhazy, which might raise suspicions that -be had shady relations with a foreign agent. General Pellieux said: "It is inconceiv able that any one could be so naive as to employ this method of correspon dence in a matter of such gravity." General Pellieux here expressed indig nation at the "inexcusable action of Colonel Plcquart in having Esterhazy's rooms burglarized without authority of any kind." Colonel Picquart admitted this, the witness continued. "and when the court martial acquitted Count Ester hazy. I was not astonished. I was proud of having contributed to the ac quittal of Esterhazsy which proves that in the French army there are not two traitors, but only one traitor." General Peilieux was about to refer to the Dreyfus case when the presid ing judge gently interposed his usual veto. M. Dupuy. the former premier, was then called and M. Laborle began to question him regarding the case of Dreyfus, which the presiding judge ve toed, whereupon M. Laoorie announced that he would throw up the examina tion of M. Dupuy and other former ministers, as the ruling of the presid ing judge made it fruitless. M. Thevenet. a former minister of justice, who was next examined, said he could easily understand why M. Zola was exercised by the "veiled lady story." M. Zola. he added, had acted in good faith for complete truth had not been thrown on this matter and MA. Zola's was not the only troubled mind. M. Thevenet expressed satisfac tion at the acquittal of Major Ester hazy, which, he said, proved there were no traitors in the French army, but he "boldly insisted" that complete light had not been cast on this grave affair, which, he added, interested the whole of Europe. M. Lasalle. a lawyer, followed 1M. Thanet on the witness stand. The pre siding judge refused to allow questions to be put to him concerning the Drey fus case and a heated discussion be tween him and M. Laborie ensued. The latter asked for a short adjournment in order to draw up a formal application that these questions be allowed. When the hearing was resumed M. Laborie submitted the application re ferred to M. c'lemenceau. counsel for the Aurore, supported him in a skil ful maneuver. The former asked that fornmal notice be taken of the fact that M. Lasalle. on the witness stand. has not denied that he was aware, though a member of the court martial. "that a secret document was submitted to the court martial." The court refused both alpplications. but A1. t'lentence.au. by this ingenious expedient of reading a question in the form of an application, piractic-ally obtained what he wanted. Ths' curt then adjourned. Com'pared with the muild tumult of the Iprvcious days, to,-day's proceeding Were 'alm. even to dullness. The as pic't of t!!e court was little changed, though many ladits in spring-like toi lets. gav' a touch oif c(lir to the scene. The t hief interest centered in the state mnlnts 'of Peiliux. lHe sp'ike for _O nminut" and was listenled to in silence buntil he referred to forgeries, when the a•'!i -n,', innduln'ed in tutn ltuit us con !'. t., :n!nts. HIls sta'tl~ntst pIro ,I .: , r.n u P'ression V. hlit h, " t:. ,. . :r ll Zt1 ,r1.t'l vi . T f"< t" .< ," ' i t i-" Ot-5,4 " ,',- i !. tie h th M. La ! ' th, I;,' " i7 s 1le pronti " t' tt`" 'x * cx: it of a secr et tti, t juth, l s iand ot0 iitals ti: -u, t iitctili th.it tried Dlrey :. : r tha! six itemlbe.rs of the [ hI li tldiii A. Dtiuiu F::lr rift ml-i! l ,\ -li,'. were put on to ' ! , 'td after say ing inoth , .i. !>-. ., fu-< ný th tnt lt,"rmi.s..itl t"t,:1 t ih. 'fr l' 'tas'. 'It pt'" i, ,. ' t :~ hul hut M . l. - ý lt' i htz jiltii. It is itaol i :e not to be convinced that convicted on a secret dotoilat.r~ were some demonstrmatigrat. streets, but nothing leriato GARRETT RWESiG it Is Thought That the Cowagt twr WIl do to Alaska. Sperial Dispatch to the Standard. HIclena, Feb. 10.-Charles B. G county treasurer of Lewis and county, surprised everybody to-day *w g cr.pt ;t few intimate friends by ftrlekaL F th. office to which he was electa*5ed iy vembr. I .96, and which worU lSot l Aire until March 1, 1S. MHe ad brief note to the board of county .m inoners. announcing that he 1SW** lcave the county for several , engage In a usiness enterpvrise, tequently would like to be reiess4 further responsibility as soon sa lc i ce-stsor c~ould he qualtfied. Although he does not say so, it 5tbe general impression that he wilrl jJS i exodus to the Klondike, or at Slet Skaguay. where it is understood e rl engage in the hotel business. 'The awl Y of the oflice are understood to he iit-o shatl'. and so far as known he iU s hald any differences with the e siA4 sionnrts sr with his bondsmen. Pre# , at pr. sent deltuty treasurer, for a aler ~of years ,t resident of Deer Lodgwi, '1W in all probabhlity be appointed -h sr~g Mr. Garrett is a democrat in politUM ea was opplosped at the last election by re" publwan and a populist candlate H. filled one term as city treaostalr of at ena. For a number of years he was 1'* clerk at the Cosmopolitan hotel Iheret ag l,or several months in 18N$ be iled a #I . lar position in the Park hotel at Gtra Falls. KICKED IN THE HEAD. A Miner Thrown roran a Wagas and Is. staatly tllead. Special Disnatch to the Standard. Helena. Feb. 10.--John Jones. a ditr: working in the Stray Horse mine at Win ston, was kicked il the head by a te yesterday afternoon and almost iantly killed. It appears that he took Ia la.o yesterday and started for Wnltoas, trge miles away. riding with a rafca wife. whom he had hired to take bfis t4 town, Not far from Winston the teal s unmanageable and left the trail. As r animals plunged and reared Jonea in his seat and was in the act of the reins away from the woenans the front wheels of the wagesa tr large rtok. This brought the howag wagon to a sudden stop and Jones over the dashboard right heels of the plunging animal. OV them delivered a vicious keik. him on the top of the head 5a in his skull in a horrible maaar in a very few minutes. LAttle I thle dead man here. ~:.iL A CASE OF PuSO aoders ased Semas at ea a eBoarding House Dla doiesg Washington. Feb. 1i-The betrW ~ servants at l2 East CaptIl stro - a large boarding house several blsoha the capitol, were badly seared last as the result of poisoning fllotwlag ner. Twenty-six of the boarders aMd vants were made ill, but while seoe u them are still suffering quite sevell from the attack. it tI believed the mO cry of all of them is assured. Representatitves odine and LWgd ( Missourl were among those attack8e, were able to be out to-day. Mta and Mrs. Lloyd and the latter'.tw dren were not so fortunate, at4 ow compelled to remain abed to-day. A. M Shelton and T. S. :YFerral, priate retarles to the two cong eis Captain Williams. a doorbessfpr t house of representatives, were a affected. The physiclans been unable as yet to tai thei` of the poisoning. INJUNCTION GRANTED. County Treasurer eMeetraia Wem tag WorthLra ealse EnaW&. Tacoma. Feb. 10.-Judge Hanied 4t United States circuit court to-day an injunction restraining the Lewis county from selling lart clfic railroad land for deh eqgant 1Il1. At the time the Judt~p t dered the railroad was in th he ceivers appointed by the Mat commisslon, and consequently ar could be legally executed. Judg holds. however, that it dta·P s lands had been ledtly ram ale the would feel obliged to *gag thereof. The statute elag b , of all lands by the eas!reoR aJt carried out, and therre were on the part of the county Qema geg ing up the roll for the year lf. , Two Ridder. fau Water. Special Dispatch to the StasE g Helena. Feb. 10--Master lt Henry N. Blake has r lved ity evldene that there will be at bihdders for the plant of the'Mele solidated Water cemeity. wrial be soldi by him next Maday eto ance with a decree uade Kno.wles in the forecosure There have been deposlted a Ii c-rtifled checks. each tar amount the court spectled Al from each bidder. Going toD Ies. Special Disoatch to the St anuL Helena. Feb. 10.--oue of the : very expect to go to llo to th opening of the new Meti ahl! - special invitation of the saemm... torney Generai Nolan. AuditA | ter and perhaps Chief Jstle a 140 will be in the party. Governoru Sih g he is also anxious to wga but h]e It t certain to-night whether he en els Removed the Pheme. Special Dispatch to the Standard Helena. Feb. 10,-A judge I the i Hcourt here to-day awarded . $H. a local hv.-rvman. 310 dasnagee the- R .-ky Mountain Bell Tetephane e ua ny n iiwnj to some differeanes aba I Ihe t comrpany removed phlon, from this barn. He brought ot* $1 :o, esrtimating his damaga at ~ .t Coup d*tat.n Montevideo. Feb. I&.-Senor $R r. "ustas. tht presldent of Urugj' a#.w terinm. has executed his theateutes~adlw d'.tat and has issued a deane e I~ag tng tlh assembly. To-tany' We heals. k, M tcna. fair; breezes.