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~ ~i*~1~j r- MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1898. PIEJV
PRICE The "Just as good' kind of goods are not sold at Leyd'. They sell only one klad= 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' sises .....$10 upward. In gents' sizes ...... 12 upward. Uf fY Wont ai oed Watch Cheap Call us Us. JEWELER AND OPTrrIAN OwSraY BLOCK DuTer. nOWT. "By Special Request" WE'LL INAUGURATE The Largest Cut=Sale OF THE SEASON More About It in To-morrow's Ad.... GANS & KLEIN Butte, Montana. TINS II ALASkA Owaptal F. . Ray's Report to the War Dspsa tment. TROUBLE IS THREATENED A Serious State of Airs Sbown as Various Plaoes-Danger of Starve tion-Failuie to Oet Food to the Miners. Washington, Feb. 11.-The war de partment to-day made public advices received from Capt. F. H. Ray of the Eighth infantry, who was sent to Alaska to report on conditions in the mining country. The reports embrace a period running from Oct. 3 to Nov. 3. and are dated from Circle City and Fort Yukon. They show a very serious state of affairs, that trouble is threat. ened at various places and that there is serious danger at some points of lack of food owing in a large measure to the failure of the transportation companies to get sufficient supplies. in a report dated Circle City Oct. 3, Captain Ray recommended that should the government decree to establish a post on the upper river; that the mouth of Mission or American creek be chosen as the site, with a sub-post it neces sary at Circle City. The best interests of the service, he says, require perma nent garrisons to be located well sway from mining towns, so that the troops, it required to act, will not be biased by local influences. On the food question he says: "The question of food here is a very serious one and the action of the N. A. T. & T. company is causing much fric tion. I used my best endeavors to rec oncile all differences peaceably and get all people who are without provisions down to Fort Yukon as soon as possi ble, where there is an abundance of food. I learn that while food is scarce in Dawson City, the miners in the out lying camps are fairly well supplied. The stores (two) are selling very con servatively. The eating houses are all closed save one. While I consider the situation critical. I do not believe there will be any great loss of life, beyond that Incident to a climate so rigorous as this. That there will be much suf fering along the river and the trail owing to the rashness and ignorance of people unaccustomed to this climate, no well informed person here will deny, but there is nothing that should cause undue anxiety or alarm among people in the states who have friends in this country. There are fabulous stories be ing ciretlated and will be published sheet the prices for food. I have veri fied instances where $100 was paid for 50 pounds of flour, but such cases are rare and were outside deals, and, not the prevailing price." A report dated Circle City, Oct. 6, deals with the subject of miners' meet ings, several of which Captain Ray witnessed, and noted their action. It shows that Captain Ray was able to persuade the men at Circle City to take no more provisions than they needed to save themselves from starvation and that they agreed that the agent of the company should open the company's storehouse and check the stores landed from the company's steamer, no part of such stores to be removed without cash payment at the company's own price. On another occasion, the trouble was due to the fact that the master of the Weare would not proceed to Fort Yukon with 50 people belonging in Dawson who had come down as a vol unteer crew at the request of Manager Healy to handle her for the round trip so that they could obtain winter sup plies. The men appealed to Captain Ray, who says: "I took them before the agent of the company who, after hearing their case, admitted that the company was re sponsible, that he would furnish them shelter and food until such time as the river should become passable and they could reach Fort Yukon. The whole matter has been much aggravated by the drunkenness and inefficiency of the master mariner of the Weare. "Great injury will result to the com mercial interests along this great high way if some radical steps are not taken to protect all persons from such inter ference with their legitimate business. At the same time there should be some power to force common carriers to transport goods for any person offering. At the present time neither of the transportaiton companies v~ill transport a pound of freight for other traders or private parties, forcing all the people coming into the territory to be wholly dependent upon their stores for their supplies at their prices. "A large majority of the people now here are peaceable and law-abiding, but in the absence of any person in authority to appeal to for the settle ment of the many differences, they are compelled to act outside of the law, and when influenced by passion, prejudice or liquor, will commit acts that jeop ardize great financial interests and from which there is no appeal. While here, I am constantly being appealed to, but can only act as an arbitrator or mediator in the cause of peace. Miners complain that they cannot perfect any title to their mines, owing to the ab sence of any land office. "The departments are sending out commissioners, receivers and registers who cannot qualify for obvious rea sons, the principal one is that there is not an official qualified to administer an oath within a thousand miles of this place. "I am surprised that matters are not worse. We are facing a fact, not a theory, as I believe it is the first time in the history of our government that it has been called upon to govern an outlying province where the issues are vital and important, both national and financial. for if the transportation com panies cannot be given protection along this river they will be driven from the field and a route opened through British North America to sup ply our own people in our own coun try." Captain flay, under date of Circle City. sct. 7. cays that the transporta tion -'ropanies utterly fail to keep pr.mises made to passengers: that 546 lpeopl" landed at St. Michael's des tined it Circle City and about 4! reached their destinations; tht. balan e being stranded iet'.-een Circle City and St. Michael's. or having returned to the states. Thea. has tI n le adds. less than 2_.n~ t''ts of freight. all t+l4. - ltx"-ae'i ailu,'x Firt Yukon, and th'r'- is ni-u Iyinc at that point ,,0 tuns 'f pr' aaiv.i3 auti ;l tkqiu', u.4ckltd b/) stiintir, that could not get over the iats. This failure an the past of traxgspouiallo cempanies to put into the 1m dis tricts a Oitmceit supply of food hr d not otwly given a serious check to the mlin tayg interests but caused sweat sufer big and has destroyed all confidnce among the people ia their ability to supply the demand by this route. "I am well satisfied that muck mhore can be accomplished it the etmloyee of the transportation companies devote less time to personal traflc. From what I have learned from mine owners and prospectors, I am fully satisfied that the greater part of the gold belt lies in our territory along the range known as the upper ramparts. That along the Tannanah, Mtnook creek. Birch creek and the head of Forty Mile there are diggings that will pay from $10 to $20 per day per man now lying idle, as they will not pay expenses at the present period. I am satisfied that with adequate means of transporta tion and cheaper food this will develop into one of the greatest gold-produc ing regions in the world. "A railroad from the head of Cook's Inlet, Prince William Sound, to the mouth of the Tannanah, from which point supplies could be delivered by light steamers along all the navigable tributaries of the Yukon. will secure to our people the commerce of this whole country. It would give a route to the open sea that could be operated all winter, and act as a check to the Canadians, At the request of the citi zens here, I most respectfully recom mend that the government make a pre liminary survey of the route." A report dated Fort Yukon, Oct 28, deals with Captain Ray's trip from Cir 'clp City to Fort Yukon, he having left the former place on the 12th inst. and reached the latter after a perilous trip. At Wort x uKon snout 1ee people were found gathered and there had been some threats of taking supplies by force. The report adds: "Lieutenant Richardson, by prompt and decided ae tion, had checked all turbulence and by cooperation with the agents of both companies had arranged that all desti tutes should be fed. Those willing to work were to be allowed to cut wood for the companies at $5 per cord and when they had earned sufficient money they should pay for their supplies. "The sick and indigent should be fed without charge and the bills for such issues to come to me to be submitted for the action of congress. This action is now being taken. 1.0. K. orders for all supplies which the government is to be responsible for and will submit the total amounts when the work is fin ished. Both agents have verbally asked me to take charge of the caches, which I have refused to do for cogent reasons. I shall not force an issue but shall de fend the caches from violence and pil lage, as they contain the only provi sions this side of Dawson upon which many hundred people are dependent for existence for the next seven months. "Should it come to fixing the atuount each shall receive, I may then be com pelled to take charge, as I find there are many lawless and turbulent char acters here. I have gone over the stock and manifests of both companies and find that both have exaggerated the amount on hand here. The people ar riving here all agree in stating that the managers of both companies urged people to come here, stating as an in ducement that there was over 1.000 tons of provisions at this place, when in fact there is less than 300 tons, and that badly assorted for issue. A ration of three pounds per day. there can be fed at this place 900 people until the 1st of June without tea or coffee. I may be placed in a position when I may be compelled to take possession of the caches to save them from pillage and to insure an equitable distribution. Whatever course I may be compelled to pursue. I trust that the president and congress will sustain me in what I deem to be the only right course, sit uated as I am. in using my best en deavors to save American citizens from starvation and death." Apparently Captain Ray left for the Yukon for a time, as under date of that place of Nov. 1. he says since his re turn matters have assumed a very se rious aspect. The Alaska Commercial company has a cache of 200 tons four miles above Fort Yukon. and the N. A. T. & T. Co. a cache at Fort Yukon. The Alaskan companies' agent report ed a meeting was being held to further a movement to seize the company's cache. He adds: "I went up with Mr. Richardson and soon after arriving there was waited up on by a committee from g miners' meet ing, who stated in their demands that there were 75 of them and that they demanded they be furnished on credit with 'an outfit of provisions and cloth ing for nine months.' This Mr. Davis, the agent, declined to do. I explained to them that I would give orders on the stores for food to feed the destitute, but as the companies offered work at good wages, the able-bodied should accept it, and those having money would be al lowed to purchase a reasonable outfit of provisions for the balance of the year. I came away without getting any defi nite answer out of them, leaving Lieu tenant Richardson at the c*che for the night. I received a note from him say ing he believed they intended to atteek the cache at 10 a. m. the nett day. I at once issued a notice taking possession of the cache and had it posted that night on the door of the sto'ehouse and in all the camps, and early next morn ing started from here witha 25 volun teers. I could not arm them efficiently, being able to raise only live rifles and a few pistols, so I determined it wise not to take anything but pistols concealed. Soon after starting word came to me that they had passed a resolution to ar rest me should I attempt to go to the cache. When I arrived within one and a half miles of the cache, I was met by one man (Noblett). who stated the miners wished to have me c me to their camp to talk over the situfition, which I declined to do. "He then came out in his 'true col ors and said they had determined to prevent my going forwar'i by force, and at a signal from him 2,' men armed with rifles came out of the timber and covered the party. Noblett said they had possession of the each-. Lieuten ant Richardson was there and as I had not heard any firing. I knew that his statement was fals".. and Starting on. told them they might ot.. n the fight if they wished to. He then said as conditions wer'" changed hb my seizure of the stores and they were loth tI' dis turb the government property. that if I would wait a few nioments he woiui'1 coneuat with the comrnittr. and ask d if I was still wilting to feed th." d.,sti tute. I stated my terms to fe' I the destitute and as long as the comtan"ie would take wood th'- a ere t. go t+ work at the tate of $. t.er cord, and if they c',uld not a'rk they would t."' fed if p.os'iol.' until th. rover open "i that bons thb-L wnunse " culdi obtain tinits. pru'ov i.ed thy n mrt nt.. the till lai ,c tw tuautents lie t.SNolt tid te tirsed , they accepted the temse, a t on to the cache, eeee I 30 and 40 men :wmo M had nothing, and I halst aR to fed. I have hoisted the Ut oee - buildings and placed "Tis i t case of worthy desti tute taineewt is premeditated rob bery, and they been able to get poeaesoa o pither Lieutenant Rich ardson or my5tf, the cache would have been lost. A unmber of very desper ate and lawAA characters have been forced out of Dawson, Northwest Ter ritory. "There ale quite a number in camp near the. casise and I learned to-day that they Ie been quietly securing arms since their arrival and mean mis chief. I am eseuring all the arms and anamunitioti that I can, and shall move with cautthiad get matters in such shape as to the balance of power. I am to to take the responsi bility to life and property and to save as lives as possible in the emergency. ly hope the president and congress will sustain my action and treat me with charity should I be found in error. "1 believe my experience confirms my opinion formed on my journey in here, that some radical steps are necessary to give protection to life and property next summer., with the opening of navi gation. I am tilt of the opinion that it should be military government with power to' unt to the death the lawless element" Under date of Nov. 2, Captain Ray recommends that the government take steps to effect Ily check immigration to this region all people who do not come prepared *ith sufficient provisions to last them for two years. The next day he submits a recommendation for a patrol steamer to check the operations of the lawless. Accompanying the report is a letter to the adjutant general from President Weare and Manager Healy of the N. A. T. & T. company, strongly appealing for the protection of the strong arm of the military, and a letter to Captain Healy froth Captain Ray, advising the company that it must take steps to check the exodus down the river as far as possible; that provisions are short, amounting to less than :t00 tons, and urging the company to use its influence to secure legislation for the protection of the country by the military arm of the government. RICH STRIKE MADE. It Is Expeoted That There Will Ie a Stampede to Henderson Creek. Portland. Owe.. Feb. 11.-J. L.. Schroeder of San Francisco, who left Dawson City Dec. 20, arrived on the steamer Oregon to-day. He reports that just before he left rich strikes had been made on Hen derson creek, 70 miles southeast from Dawson. and that additional rich finds had been made on Bonanza and Hunker creeks. He also reports that very rich quartz ledges have been located on Stesart river. asid that a party of 20, headed by an experienced mining engi neer, had just left for that locality. He said that the strikes on Henderson creek would be so rich as to cause quite a stampede to that locality. Trouble at Skaguay. Seattle, Feb. 11.-The steamer Utopia. which arrived from Skaguay and Dyea this morning, reports that a vigilance committee is being formed at Skaguay. and it is the intention of the commilttc* to drive out of town the toughs and bun co men. A number of deaths have taken place in the past few days. the cause betpg cerebro spinal menengitis, and oiy sicians state that the disease threatens to become prevalent. "Holdups" and petty larcenies are be. ing daily reported, and it is tnore than probable that lynchings will occur unless the authorities act promptly. SET FOR HEARING. Assoocate Justice iunt Returns From Californsia-Sixteen Cases Assign e 1. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Helena, Feb. 11.-Associate Justice W. H. Hunt returned last night from Cali fornia. where he was called by the death of his brother. Randall Iount, and this morning the supreme court assigned 15 cases for hearing. commencing next Mon day. as follows: Feb. 14. it re Horsfali estate: Feb. 16. Heinze vs. B. & M. Mining company: Montana (ire Purchasing company vs. B. & M. Mining company. Feb 17. Montana Ore Purchasing company vs. Ii. & M. Mining company: B. & M. Mining com pany vs. Montana Ore Purchasing com pany. Feb. 17, Connole vs. B. & M. Mtin ing company et al. Feb. 21. Union Mer cantile company vs. Jacobs. Sultan & Co. Feb. 23. Kelly vs. Fourth of July com pany. Feb. 24. WIlson vs. Harris. Feb. 11 Hamilton' vs. Husou; Morrison vs. Ben nett. Feb. 29, Sherman vs. Huot. March 1, Kimpton vs. Jubilee Placer company. March 2, Montana Mining company vs. Mayger. March :. Hull vs. Ditehl. March 4. Gaffney Mercantile company vs. Hop kins. FOUGHT LIKE TIGERS. Keatucky Women Slot to Death While Resistine Arrest. Cincinnati, Feb. 11.-A Times-Star special from Vanceburg, Ky.. says: At Eacalapia. this county, this morning. Constables Cropper and Thacker at - tempted to arrest an old lady named Crowe, who was at her home with sev eral grown up daughters. Before the officers realized it, one of the girls ftle. at them like an enraged tigress with a big knife. dangerously wounding both officers. By this time the old lady and another daughter drew revolvers and the officers realized it was a fight for life. The battle raged for a few inn ments and after the smoke had cleared. Mrs. Crowe was found dead and shot to pieces and one daughter dead. Those who survived are in a dangerous con dition. Knlulsni Will Well. lHonolutii. via Sai Francisro, Fb. It. - Thb enggi.; iint is anniun, "".1 of a mnar rtag. thl.t - I."n .irrtio i lh.twe.n P rim i f i-id a: 'wIninak .a :i, I'rii nitoria '< I"lat. Thi ormal gn.t'i rmirelv .:Watt.f , th ign~a~tr, t. I~ d.",di; .f f.,rabl et~thmein' t .f la . - Qu**~n Kassli,+l.,::. Prin>- lia+t.t _ t i, th I mn :, i. hal i tnu . bt 1. - a" t, n man 'i Lid ti o.kalin throbe . low... Perit.. It.t%:. tt- i a fannous h -e,: hi. II .,., ,.. u , .. ,<, fiuatn in~ En t Ii Japai Wants Warshtt - Niw York Fit. II _.p. He.rah!l traio 1a," nos Aie bor.n Rio .la a n t t "iii . ti.i . J.t. t, ,., r ,, . a ". 7..lta ,* . p t.h;. a =t:: : I t A FREE HOMESTEAD LAW Brought Forward in an Amend ment by Pettigrew. SUPPORTED BY CARTER It Proposes to Restore the Old Law In So Far as It Relates to Indian Reservation Lands Ceded to the United States. Washington, Feb. 11.--Consideration of the Indian appropriation bill was re sumed by the senate to-day and after being amended to some extent the meas ure was passed. The most important amendment to the bill was that offered by Mr. Pettigrew of South Dakota, which, if finally enacted, will restore the free homestead law so far as it re lates to Indian lands ceded to the Unit ed States, for which lands the settlers have been obliged to pay the purchase price paid to the Indians. The bill car ries appropriations aggregating nearly $8,000,000. The senate decided to adjourn until Monday. A bill providing for American register of the steamer Leelanaw of San Fran cisco was passed. Allen introduced a resolution directing the committee on foreign relations to inquire whether the yacht Buccaneer. owned by William D. Hearst. had been seized and was being held by the Spanish government. Agreed to. The Indian appropriation bill was then taken up. Allen withdrew his ap peal from the decision of the vice presi dent which was pending when the sen ate adjourned last evening. Pettigrew offered an amendment pro viding for the restoration of the free homestead law. He explained that the amendment, if adopted, would allow settlers to secure title to their lands after a period of five years by the pay ment of the land office fees. It re stored the homestead law of 1862. Grad ually. he said, laws have been enacted repealing that law until now there is practically no land left suitable for set tlement under that law. Mr. Pettigrew did not desire to discuss the amendment at length, but as it had been passed by the senate and endorsed by every po litical party. It ought now, he said, to be favorably considered by the senate. Mr. Carter of Montana supported the amendment. He maintained that under the free homestead law settlers had be come prosperous. Under it the great state of Illinois had been redeemed and made one of the most fertile and pros perous places on the face of the earth. As soon as the government auctioneer was excluded from. the land it bloomed as the rose and the settlers attained prosperity. As it was in Illinois, so also had it been in Indiana. Iowa. Minnesota and other great states. Mr. Carter referred to the difficulty settlers in Oklahoma had had in making the payments de manded by the government. The strange spectacle is presented, he said, of people who are building school houses. improved roads and developing what will be one of the great common wealths of the union, being pu-sued by the government for payment of homes, payments which they have been unable to make on account of the failure of crops. It is a lamentable spectacle, contended Mr. Carter. that settlers In Oklahoma should be forced to mortgage their teams and cattle and other stock to pay the claims of the general gov ernment. After pursuing the free home stead policy for a generation, it is right and just and proper that the senate should faithfully discharge the obliga tions of the government. Mr. Allison said be would have to make the point of order against the amendment. Mr. Pettigrew then with drew the amendment and offered an other eliminating the military reserva tions which have been opened to settle ment. The amendment as amended, Mr. Allison said, removed his point of order. He thought, however, that the amendment would do injustice to the people, because the lands that have been opened to settlement have cost the government a large sum of money. Some of the land is worth $40 an acre, and yet Mr. Allison held, the proposed amendment made no distinction be tween the most valuable and the less valuable. $houd the amendment be enacted Into law in a few instances men who have taken up valuable lands would not have to pay for them. Mr. Pascoe held that in the interest of justice the elimination of the mili tary reservation ought not to be per mitted. He explained that if the amendment was adopted, the settlers on the abandoned military reservation would lose the influence of their pres ent allies, the settlers on the Indian reservation lands. Mr. Kyle urged the adoption of the amendment because it was now evident that in no other way could the free homestead he restored. Although by a large majority the senate had in May last passed the fr-ee homestead law and sent it to the house of representatives, the speaker of the house stood like a stone wall against any consideration of the measure and there was not, there fore, the slightest chance to secure its passage except as an amendment to the pending bill. Mr. Pascn gave nctire that he would hereafter, in the event of the enact ment of tnc. antendmnent. press the claims of the settlcrs on abandoned military r,_=ýrvations. The amendment was then adct.gtec.l ithout division. It is as follow c. That all settlers under the hccmestead law- of the tnited States upccn the cpubite lands acquired prior to the pas sage of this act, by trvaty or agree nwnt. from thcc various Indian tribes. a hcc have or who shall hereafter re sitdc uccn the ci act enterted in good faith for the te'riccd required by exist ing lawcs. cdall bcc cntitled to a patent for the lands xc ent. r' c upon the pay me-nt to thc loeal tan-I cthcers of the uiiual and c castomtarcrc i- and nc other -r furtho r c hare. c.t cc A kit hatsccc ,- r ::1.11 to t.- tr 0.. ir., such t to , nt'tith I t . it. , cir, ,,, ~-.i~i Ic- hr -tl ;rlst -. +h _ t r e rt 1~ bt. .sho t . prai-s. t h r.. ,t it f~ .ti- --cc'"t ci tr:c I Ii t I l~tct o I-cc-c nu, tliiiiiilc c?! ccl iciy f--c -s a * n t * *M at the- jri .. rx " l, "y ,.rt; ,%, Lccaii r,";c:_,n in ilI f-c e . t"r...vt... hono.V."1 that+ all ,-ums `f -n.- \. rcc-caltcc hVc l h c i -uc,- r4 t.=,i t. urld. bh net, . t. th*" In,- i l o tti" shah h.- l.tubltoI h i :0 tt, b th*A 'i t. ma1 Sta-t-- !!0* it. " r" ý. hr,.n , ti t.. "i .. tl. p hr ire. t , . : ": by Mr. Pettigrew in support of the amendment. Mr. Allen made the point of order against the report, saying it was new legislation. and the point was sustained. The amendments to the bill were agreed to and, as amended, the bill was passed. Mr. Allison moved that when the senate adjourned to-day it be until Monday next, and toe mo tion was agreed to. Bills for the establishment, control. operation and maintenance of the northern branch of the national home for disabled soldiers at Hot Springs, S. D., for the relief of the sufferers by the wreck of the United States reve nue cutter Gallatin off the coast of Massachusetts in 1892, granting to the state of Kansas the abandoned Hayes military reservation for the purpose of establishing Western branches of the Kansas Agricultural college and of the Kansas State Normal school there on, and for a public park and to pro vide for the revision and adjustment of the sales of the Otoe and Missouri res ervation lands in Kansas and Nebraska and confirm the titles under the sales, were passed. On motion of Mr. Cockrell of Mis souri the senate then, at 3:40 p. m. went into executive session and at 5 p. m. adjourned until Monday. Deubled the Appropriatien. Washington. Feb. 11.-The senate com mittee on appropriations t9-day com pleted consideration of the fortification bill. The committee recommended an in crease which doubles the figures of the bill as passed in the house. The amount carried by the bill as agreed upon is a little over I9,000,600. Presidestial Nominatieos. Washington. Feb. 11.-The president to day sent the following nominations to the senate: John H. Burford. chief jus tire, and Bayard T. Hainer, assistant justice supreme court. territory of Okla homa: Edward S. Cunningham of Ten nessee, to be consul at Aden, Arabia. Rank Restored. Washington. Feb. 11.-The house com mittee on military affairs has reported favorably the bill to restore Major W. W. Wham to his rank and pay in the corps of the army. The report fully exon erate Major Wham of the charge on which he was court martialed. Stilted the Bllu. Washington. Feb. 11.-The house judi ciary committee to-day killed the senate hill to permit the state of South Caro lina to control liquors brought into the state in original packages. The motion to report favorably was lost oi a tie vote. Favored by Carter. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Washington, Feb. 11.-Senator Carter announces that he ftvors the Yellowstone park extension hill. Senators Warren and Clark of Wyoming and both senators from Utah are strongly opposed to it. "itlger Attended the Meeting. Washington. Feb. 11.-The president and members of the cabinet were surprised ht tie appearance of Secretary Alger at the regular meeting of the cabinet to day. This Is the first time in eight weeks he has been able to attend. THE STRIKERS WIN. Every Demand Conceded My the Board of Arbitration. Denver, Feb. 11.-The state board of ar bitration rendered its decision to-night on the question in dispute between the miners and operators of the Northern Colorado coal district. The board found in favor of the miners in every particu lar. Early in January the miners employed in the Louisville and Lafayette district submitted demands to the operators for an increase in the schedule paid for labor in these districts. It was finally agreed between the Lafayette men and the op erators to submit their case to the state board of arbitration. On Feb. 2 the board started its investigations and since that time has been engaged continuously until to-night, when its decision was made. granting to the miners of the Lafayette district each and every demand made by them of the operators. CARRIED TO SEA. We News Received of the Missiag Man A. I. Sweetser. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Pocatello. Idaho. Feb. 11.-Lewis Sweet ser returned from California to-day. Hir reports that no news has yet been heard from his father. A. I. 8weetscr. who was carried out to sea by the tide in an open boat from San Francisco on Nov. 17 last. Out of 40 vessels that left San Francisco harbor that day all but two have been heard from without any news of the missing man. Those two were sail'ng ves vessels bound for EIngland. and Mr. Sweetser is still confident that his father has been picked up by one of these and that he will be heard from safe and sound in a couple of months. BILLY WOODS BESTED. Corbett's Trainer Kneeked Out in the Sixth Round by Mexlean Pete. Cripple Creek, Colo., Feb. 11.-Eilly Woods, who achieved national celebrity as the trainer of Corbett at Carson City. was bested by Mexican Pete Everett. the champion heavyweight of Colorado. in a contest before the Cripple Creek Athletic club to-night. The knockout blow was given in the sixth round. Both men were In prime condition. The sixth round opened with no advantage to either man. Suddenly Everett landed on Woods jaw and Woods went down heav ily. Rising to his feet with difficulty as the referee counted lt}, he received the finishing blow. Leaves Pulpit for the Stage. New York. Feb. 1L-Rev. James H. W. Barry. a fully ordained minister of the Protestant Episcopal church, Is going on the vaudeville stage. Harry is 38 years 'ld, and up to a short time ago was pas tor of the Church of the Holy Redeemer SOtkland . Cal. lie will make his pro -,stanal dIbut i: .a hurl . sue of "An and Ibatrc in Boston, on F b. ýuuk in a Collisin. I,! . e.. F-b. 11--The passenger .:, amn r .1 r .1itd hound from here for SI.,ntmurc. was sunk by a c'itaion with thp lrit:'h warship 'alatea. in Ilull rels last ."vaink. The passengers and hairs In Iudia. h itt. Fxb. it - -Fxci elle t ratli ti N vrt k rt jta "'.ntrs! tn.iia insure so - S !st rm t roe The pl.gu "Is <spr, ,t 1 -: a l . l.luttti l itt l'U j~t4.i* A MILLeIE Morton'. Moves Story SEVERAL FREMEf It Looked as On Tme as If tire Block Wao Do0 IS, smt om-The sawme U New York, Feb. 11.-LevI P. 11-story office building, with on Nassau and Ann streets, the Nassau Chamber buildiag stroyed by fire to-night. The had a hard battle and for thrie there was every prospect of a grt g flagration. Every fire copeajr . city, from Fifty-ninth street to the tery. was called out. The Derby Desk company both the Nassau and the Ann stores and the basement of the ing, where the fire originated, cupied by the Herald Cycle From the Nassau chambers theo spread to the four-story blda Joining and the clothing store of uro Brothers, on the ground felow quickly in flames. The loes hwer be practically complete. Sevet l men were badly cut by and debris, but none serfonsly The Murray stationery store a small frontage adjoinin the Desk company on Nassau aluet the concern has very little, it left. The upper part of the chamber was occupied by Li offices, and a number of mes concerns also had offces there. them stufferedsev from The Bennett ath west corner o at , ,And t caught fire several timesý bt tinguished. The loss is half a mailliob. 4th lage which will be borne by tee terests, although it Is sti well Insured. The Derby Desk company er Maduro Bros. are mentioned $s next heaviest losers. The World this morning s the loss from all soures reach $1.000,000. ZOLA WAS HISSED. Greeted With nelMt Oceth M~e theM Cee.. :., Paris. Febt 1.-M. ZQla Pe~ietas wre gke e t when test 'wer at to-day. Th e~ was abet. forntqr desired a iai t e Blillot, minatster foir war, to be secret. Neverthe - the added, the court martial aectsed the entire proceedings seeteo t it was Imposeible to cociteadtha hasy was acquitted by order oft thoritles. On Peilleux leaving the eaRy said: 'There are several ways ar tog France. You, geeal Amud. t campaign: but I will bequet to terity the ofme of 3mii. sol a terity will my judge." Colonel Picquact saerated be found fragments of a telqgeag the card in 158, andeoe from that staterasy was with susplcioue parties. A PISAST*ous JUL. Mareea.'s Wessese Phesege as is use Wraseiss.e Saeae San Francisco. Feb. R.L tive fire occurred Ia the 10 a Ing, a large five-stoey stu . Juncture of O'Farrell ein ` streets, this afternoon~ whitb 1n the loss of Marcea's' ta pie tograph gallery and serious several other occupanta. A alarm was turned in, but fire department could get to the flames had commcnitatea elevator shaft to the fourth stories, and had galned geod At firt the firemen enea rgh difefulty in getting at the 1* Ively. but after holew had through the walls sa ntlmmtem of water was peaied $the las abd after half au hoye's blase was under coatrol. BOTH G~ti AND S t A Chicago Mas Vuweeao S. Profamor Maw,1;P « Chicago. Feb. iL-A novel as to obtaining a vompromse herents of the gold standag* opponents Is being adaai.4 Herbert of this city. Tbh isS circulating medium conaeatlg G titcates payable halt in gali ad silver-a two-dollar certltt fo. ple. to be redeemed by $1 In pe$ in silver coin. If the relatifv one-half shall dimialsh the other half. accordiag to )e& would relatively marease. mate the of certificates payable Ia oth. jointly would be substantially uasies In ia. Portland. Ore.. Feb. 1L--The state central committee has agent dress to the people of Oleea ; is set forth the advantages of the populiats and tree aliver at the coming eleetlee. T.e "We welcome the hope that t ese organizations may make ce an e against the common enemy. arn - W nestly trust that sime- plea way her covered upon which all three at may unite in some manner which is fair and honorable to each at al them. so that without any ageuiee I pritwiples iho common people may pean sent a united and unbroken feat it .4r of government `by the peegle.' " A Two-Days' 3aes. Lewiston. Idaho, teb. 1I.-A -e#eWt day run on the Crescent mIll at City yielded more than StC6W This I is operated by ex-Congreegmas Sweet. Pierce City Is an blatedse e4 Mop rý=r ramp. A County for Brpan Frankfort. Ky.. Feb. Il-Ose of thi hills intr etued to the holWs Iii tir Mount. isip propotsng to thp namit in f it ilr uounty to Jesn.up 5 r.04u conti}.