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VOL. IX.-NO. 198. ANACONDA, MONTAN'A, SUNDAY MORNIN(, M ARCIC 20, 1898. P FIV
hrr atch Stock
Our Prices Are Small
Buys I good, reliable peaking
watch, Snd our other watches,
though higher in price,
Are Just s Cheap
Our line is the largest and best
assorted in the city.
H II cll is Makig a Sklleee.
LADIES' WATCHES GOLD FILLED.
....""............from $10.00 to $38.00
LADIEB' NICKEL AND SILVER
WATCHES....... from $3.00 to $15.00
LADIES' SOLID GOLD WATCH.
.....................from $20.00 up.
-ENTB' GOLD FILLED WATCHES.
............... from $10.00 to $40.00.
GENTS' SOLID GOLD WATCHES,
..................... from $40.00 up.
GENTS' NICKEL WATCHES.
................ f. rom $2.50 to $12.00.
M*s Talku for Clling Cards
'JEWELER AND OPTICIAN
OWLEY BLOCZ BUTTE. MONT.
Nig ht on
0 Why does our
C) Suit Department
grow so fast and
When a customer
buys a good, ser
viceable Suit here
at $10.00, $12.50 or
$15.00 and upward,
for which other
stores ask a fourth
or a half more; he
naturally tells his
friends and neigh- )
bors, and they tell
others; that's the
way the store keeps )
A goo a.,ic.abL suitl. from 0
p$10.00 ad uap.
A aindsome sprimg east
$16.00 and up
Sea. .ageet for Rnee Hat. sea
D. Jaeger Uminderwear.
BID OWIP FROM WITHOUT
It b t.e Opinion of th Bs nrv
or of the Maie..
THEY BROUGHT NO REPORT
Three of the Oaoerl anve a Ino Corn
wierooe With Prement memater
and se tar Lang - Two
Washington. March 19.-The arrival
of several survivors of the Maine and
their extended conferences with Presi
dent McKinley and Secretary Long,
furnlshed the most interesting feature
in to-day's developments of the Span
ish situation. Three omcers of the
Malne-IJeut. G. F. Holman, Lieut.
George B. Blow and Lieut. A. W. Cat
uln of the Marine corps-accompanled
by Boatswain Larkins. came on unex
pectedly from Key West. It was said
their visit was purely voluntary on
their part, as they are now on waiting
orders, and are free to go where they
Their long conference at the navy de
partment and later at the white house,
led to much conjecture, It being as
serted that Lieutenant Blow brought
with him the report of the court of
Inquiry, or at least the general conclu
sions reached by that court. It can be
stated positively, however, from an
authoritative source, that the officers
did not bring with them the report.
either as a whole or its general conclu
sions. It is said with equal positive
ness and authoritatively that they do
not know what the action of the court
of Inquiry is, and therefore are not in
a position to convey any information
to the president or secretary of the
navy on that point. Their talks were
confined entirely to graphic narratives
of their experiences on the night of the
explosion. In the course of this narra
tive. however. Individual opinion as to
the cause of the explosion found ex
pression. These opinions. as already
stated, wore purely personal, and not
tuoulded on the proceedings of the court
.f inquiry. These personal opinions.
hoi \ever. It was learned reliably, were
strongly favorable to the theory of an
4 xternal r.use leading to the destruc
thUn of the Mallae.
The officers maintain the strictest re
serv-. not only at interviews for publi
cation, but alst in talking with their
aMs-cilates in the naval service. This led
naval officers to refrain from referring
to the disaster white talklag with them.
One of the officers votlunteered the sug
gestion that he would be glad to talk if
his lips were not sealed by the strictest
ordcrs. After the conference with the
president and the secretary of the
navy. the Maine officers did not return
to the navy department and consider
able care was extrclse.i In having their
whereabouts kept from public atten
Another interesting arrival of the
day was Constructor Hoover, the tech
nical expert sent to Havana to identif:
the tw;eted plates In the Maine wreck
age with a view to learning whether
the explosion was of internal or external
origin. Mr. Hoover also maintained si
lence concerning the wreck. He made
nto rep.,rt to the secretary of the navy,
p4 ht, vas sent to Havana to learn facts
and then embody thett in testimony be
fore the court of inlqu:ry.
Late in the dtay the prospects became
much brighter for the acquisition by the
United States of two fine warships.
namely. the armored cruiser San Mar
tino. bel -nging to the Argentine Repub
lie. and the battleship General O'Hig
gins. belonging to Ch:li. The- hope of
getting these ships had been almost
g ven up, but cablegrams received to
day from Commander Brownson. now
in Europe. made the outlonk more en
couraging. I'p to the close of office
ho.urs anl actual purchase had not been
c' .ncluded, but a high official numm~ l
up the situati-in by saying the negotia
tions were getting "very hot."
The San iMartino was originally built
fc.r the Italian government, and was
th:cn known as the V'arez. but since her
purchase by Argentina has been re
nlamed. Her dimensions are: Length.
2"': hbam. :c: draught. 24: displace
nlent. 6.940 tons: horse-power, 13.000:
speed. 19.98 knots. Her armament is
two 8-inch rapid-tiring guns, mounted
in barbettes and protected by hoods;
10 6-inch quick-firing guns. in a central
redoubt: six 4.7-inch quick fire guns on
the upper deck. All the guns on the
upper deck are protected by steel
The General O' Higgins is a battle
ship of 8.500 tons, built at Elkswick.
Her dimensions are: Length, 400 feet;
beam, 62; draught. 22. Her contract
speed is '21p knots. Her armament is
four 8-inch, 10 6-inch. four 4.7-inch
Armstrong guns, eight 12-pounders. 10
6-pounders and four submerged tor
pedo tubes. Her protective deck is a
belt of Harveylsed steel seven inches
thick. Her gun houses for the 3-inch
guns and the casements of the 6-inch
guns are protected by 6 inches of
Both the navy and war departments
continue their active preparations and
emergency contracts in all branches of
armament are being made daily by the
various bureaus. The naval bureau of
ordnance has contracted for 4.500,000
pounds of brown powder, probably the
largest single order ever given. This
was divided between the California
Powder company and the Dupont Pow
der company. These concerns together
are furnishing the bureau about 20,009
pounds daily, and within a week or so
It is expected the capacity of the two
works will be brought up to 40.000
pounds of powder daily. The order is
sulftlent in the aggregate to give 200
rounds for every gun afloat in the
American navy. and with this large
supply on hand the navy, for the first
titme in five years. will be more than
amply supplied with powder. 9t
An unusually large number of sena
tors took advantage of the fact that
the senate was not in session to-day to
call upon the cabinet ofeers with the
hope of securing definite information
on the Cuban situation. They succeed
ed in learning only that the report of
the court of inquiry had not arrived,
but it was expected early next week.
and that it would be forwarded to con
gress immediately on its arrival unless
of a very startling character.
Some of the high officials of the state
department are deliberating upon the
line of policy to be pursued in case the
report of the na'al court should have
the effect of entirely eliminating the
Maine incident from the situation. So
strosgly was this contingency dwelt
UpOn that the inference was drawn by
some of the senators that the depart
ment had been led to believe, or had
been informed that the report would
fall to connect the Spanish authorities
or the Spaniards with the tragedy. Still
the state department officals did not
make any positive declaration that
such information was in their posses
salon, rather advancing it as a tentative
suggestion, and when pressed for in
formation on this point, replying that
they only knew that the report was to
come next week and that they had not
advanced Information as to its con
tents. They seemed to seek Informa
tion rather than to give out opinions as
to plans, Indicating that no definite
course had been decided upon pending
the Maine report.
The Bloewiag Up of the Maime Is as Ad
dltiusal atd Final Atr amrn:.
New York. March 19.-"While the Maine
disaster is inseparably linked with the
general Cuban question." says the Wash
ington correspondent of the Herald. "I
am assured that the president would deal
with the former diplomatically before
making representations to Spain concern
ing the Independence of Cuba. The blow
ing up of the Maine is to be used as an
additional and final argument as to why
a speedy end should be brought to the
war in Cuba.
"President McKinley is anticipating a
decision which will show the ma.n cause
of the disaster to have been an outside
explosion, and the court will be unable to
explain what person or persons coinnilt
ted the crime. A cabinet member told
me that while the preasdent was !ilepar
ing to make diplomatic representations
to Spain on an indemnity basis. he was
not unmindful of the possibilities of find
Ing by the court which would make war
unavoidable, and that the extraordinary
military and naval preparations were con
"This omfficial told me that only a deei
sion showing a positively direct c.,ne,r
tlon of Spanish officials with the Maine
disaster wduld prevent the president from
carrying out his determination to deal
with the Maimn catastrophe in a strictly
legal and diplomatic way. It may be
further stated that the president hopes
and expects that this matter can be ad
"I am informed that It Is now the pur
pose of the president to make congrss
jointly respo.isible fur any action in deal
ing with the t'uban, quirstion which may
result in war. lie believes that the Inde
pendence of ('ubha is written in the hook
of fate. He further believes that the blow.
Ing up of the Mlaine makes It imperat v,,
dpon this country to do something at the
earliest date possible to end the war in
('uba. but he is not convinced ts to t h.
I('et means of doing this without bring
ing on war.
"He has said that he will not he re
stonsible for an 'unholy war.' If the
U'nited States is to be made responsille
for precipitating a war, he desires th at
congress shall share the responslbil ty
with him. Instead of Issuing a procla
mation recognising the independence of
Cuba. as it has been frequently asserted
he would. President McKinley is now of
the opinion that congress should take the
initiative. It is for that reason that the
administration has changed its pro
gramme in favor of an early adjourn
ment. I am now assured that the presi
dent wants congress to stay h. re until
the Cuban question Is in a fair way to
st tthlment. Thn r, is no forth r doubt
that thle holding of the Spanish flotilla at
the C'an:aries and the withdrawal of the
battleships from the vicinity of i'iba wait
the result of an agreement r-ached by the
Washington iand Madrid government,,s.
"The fart that R, ar Admiral S.lard has
remaining with him at Key W\V st a for
midable sqadro,n is due to the desire of
the anthorith a to have a strong t!it
tl,"re when the report of the court of In
,'iirv is read and the r.sult of the p illey
to be Inaugurated by the president has
nied, Its* if apparent.
"It has been determined by the officials
to continue the sharp watch which has
been kept on the torpedo flotilla, and.
should they attempt to move to Porto
Rico. to make a vigorous protest to Spain
looking toward orders for their immedi
ate return to the Canaries. and If Sp:in
should refuse to comply with these rei.
resentations. the plan prepared by the
officials contemplates not only tile forma
tion of a flying squadron, but th di-patch
of cruisers to intercept the torpedo flo
tilla and destroy It."
ITS LAST CARD.
Autonomy Is Neary at Its Last Gasp in
Havana. via Key West. March 19.
News has just reached this correspond
ent from authentic sources that the au
tonomist government. backed by the
military authorities here and the gov
ernment at Madrid. Is now playing its
last card to secure peace in Cuba and
prevent intervention on the part of the
Near Palo Prloto and Via Jaca Gor
das. in the province of Santa Clara. on
the west side of Jucaro-Moron trocha.
are -a-thered several thou-aid r, ,
gents under command of Gen. Calixto
Garcia and other prominent chiefs, ac
companied by Senor Masso, president
of the Cuban republic, with several
members of his cabinet. Also on the
west side of the trocha, in the district
of Sancti Spiritus. less than 30 miles
distant from General Garcia's forces.
are stationed 2.000 insurgents under
Generals Pancho. ('arrilo. Montea
guedo, Lanclise. Legon and Giongales.
The Spanish commander, General Pan
do. with Generals Ramires. Charves
and other generals, is within a few
miles of Gen. Calixto Garcia. General
Gomes is west of the Jucaro-Moron
trocha within easy reach.
All the insurgent generals. President
NMaso and the insurgent ofmelals, with
(;eneral Garcia. got through General
Pando's lines some time ago. and the
latter gate up th- campaign, which
was to be a grand military coup de
grace in the province of Santiago de
Cuba or province of Puerto Principe.
But. In addition to passing through the
trocha. the Insurgents turned General
Pando's flank. It is just possible that
this flank movement will be the means
of General Pando's carrying out a long
General Pando's purp..se. to further
which he has ordered a practical ar
mistice in the eastern part of c'uba. Is
stated succinctly as follows To have
a personal conference with (Gen. calixto
Garcia. President Massi, and other in
surgtents. and even with General Go
mes. If posalblt. and to make them a
fommal offer of autonomy. actcording to
the programme drawn up by the left or
radical wing of the party. As prevlous
ly cabled, this offer Includes, in return
for the ending of the insurrectior. the
disarmament and disbanding of ail
volunteers: dgnmerial treaties to be
concluded without Spanish interfer
ence. a maximum sum of $2.000o.00u an
nually to be paid to Spain by Cuba. as
the latter's nominal suzerain, no In
aurgents to be shot or imprisoned on
account of the existing insurrection.
and no nasurlntat to be sent as prison
era out of CUba for future political .-f
The advices received here are in sub
stance, that General Pando felt conf
dent of securing the conference'. w hile
on the other hand Captain tien'ral
Blanco. Secretary Gener.l Congosto
and the Lpanish staff orticers of high
rank and many ratdil Iln embe'r of the
autonomist government felt sure that
the proposition. .ling the tesit ever ot
fered and easlnR ,g tee-"'t'erl itde'pend
ence would be accepted, that the r,.
bellion would be declared at an end
and that c.isequently all excuse for
the oter, -rn;Aon by the I n;tej States
ftates would be ended.
Such views. bewever, were not held
when this dispakh was sent by those
beat acquainted with G(eneral (tome s
and his chiefs, nor by the Spanisll-c'u
ban merchants. bankers. editors or
lawyers, nor the liberal class in Ha
Vtana. "lie latter were, si*t. that noihl
Ing but the prope.ltion of Monte 'Pristo,
(for granting as Indemnity to .plaln.
I hut absolute independenicte for t'uOia)
would ever be romnsuldled by (e-n,.rl.'
Grimes or any of his principal folihc -
ers. In subiport of the latter viste. i is
offltcilly announced that after all the,
effIrts near ltansanillo. only two. pre
vates of Salvador Ruls's band sur
t e ndere.!.
It is known besides that General
Pando. in order to advance his plans
for the proposed camlaign in Sant;ago
de Cuba. greatly teakened all the
ti achas, taking from them several thou
sand men and much artillery.
It is regarded as certain In well-in
formed circles here that G;enerals Gae
mes and Garcia, after refusing to c,mn
fer with (eneral Pando. will. If they dt.
confer, after refusing the terms offered.
take sufficient cattle and provis.ons
from their comparatively well-ntocked
plantations immediately west and then
inaugurate a raid uponl the provines. of
Matansas. Havana and probably Pinar
del Rio. appearing near here within 1i
or H1 days. which a. cnsider.il poslbte.
Letters received here, from prominentn
autonomists in the pinr,.incets of Santa
Clara and Puerto P'reneipe have been
shown to this crrespolnde.rn:. The w rit
era are not favorable to the United
States; they still cling to, the the,,ry
of autonomy and elaise as false the as
sertions that the Spanish s,,Idiere, are i
unpaid. unfed and living in tow ns.
while their omficers are conspiring
ngalist the autonomist government and
refuse to take the tlild, either do nylin
the presence of the intulrgents or sayilg.
"Let the trocps who ar In favor of au
tonomy fight its battles."
Other letters lfrm the same s.,urce
insist that all the plans laid to secure
the surrender of the Insurgents have
been badly con(elved and poorly exeicut
ad. These lette-r add that only in Iso
lated instances h'ie any of the instur
gents laid down their armb'and'-tI in
surgent leader. M:esso. who surrender
ed, it is still further asserted, was p.e
scribed by (General Goames and was lia
ile to be tried by court martial. while
of the 100 insurgents who surrendered
with him at Foment,. more than half
were back with the insurgents within a
The general .pinion seems to he that
the Pando (',nferin(e 111 in anyi- (\it
be the end ,f autonomy anR. the mi.ct
sanguine a.ssert that It will make the
intervention of the I'nIted Statel inm
perative. Thne who have this v\ie-w ais
sert that th,. troops of the, I nit.eu
States will he n.eiessary to prevent utl:
rages which w ill disgra.ce civilizali ,I.
and also tio protect Amnertiran eItiz n:s
in ('uba. I:tel-r the eircumr-tellnce,.. n.\ .i
feom the .se-ine of the onnflict is awaut:
ed here with the gre'atest anxiety.
NO NEW PHASES.
Spain Will Not LibS.n to the Plan of iE.
Iarge.l Aafot on .sua
Washington. March I.--The diplo
nmatic aspct o, the Spanish qunstiont
delveloped no n.w' phases to-day. It
is stateid !osit ti\ ly that no conrete
proposithion: on the enlargement of Ilhe
rfl'esent plan of autonomy or s-Il 1.ment
based on independence, by purchas.. or
*,ther'lPse. or a mutual c.ssatlion of
naval and war ireparations, haI ben).
under negotiation. These sulbjects are,
continuously cotning up fo absatraet
discussion. pro and con, as to what
tnight be don.' to'ward a so;ution. IBut
beyond these, non*, of these. ipropl'i
tions have advanced to the stage. whtere
it may be said to be a question ot ,Ill
ctal negotiations between the twso gov
ernments. The ('uban commissioners
now here doubtless would co-operate
with the I'nited States government to
ward securing an enlargement of the*
present plan of autonomy, but the
Spanish government thus far has not
entertained the suggestion of enlarg
ing the plan, as this would necessiltate
an appeal to the Spanish crites, and
also would inject the question into the
Spanish elections, now about to eacur
In the peninsula.
Btesides re,.'\ ingn the lMaine sur
vivors. Secrretary IAng conferred with
members of the senate and house naval
cr,mmittees and with a number of ship
owners. No further purchases of Phlps
were made to-day, although a numnber
of vessels are being examined. Lie.u
tenant Commander Colwell has eap.led
from England that the V'nitel States
flag was hols:ed to the peak of the
Artasonas with due ceremony yestet
The special board sitting in New I
York to inspect merchant shil.e.n su' -
able for auxiliary ships, has rep,,rted
the result of its inspection of a nt:m.wr
of vessels. Thus far. ho,. .,.'r. The
authorities have not taken flurl' r a. -
;ion as to spr uring these sht; e. aH th'
Insrpction is nmainly t, afford fut Ii
,formation in , ase re.rchant -aait a.:'
ial,-d into actl',- service later.
Th r.- is n. .1 ,uht here thp'" tn.r ;au
thoritie.s ar.. k,-ping tt*mn s.'.l s
e.l ivsed as It. th. nmov, in. n i
Spanish torpedo flotilla, nop,. i t"::
from tpra'n Ip to. last nim.. t,.
cia! advlres .\ .. t.o the 40l.- t r.,t' 'I
flotilla had not left the ('aar., :
where a stop vnas made t-. a. i'.
arrival of the lSpanish cruiser IP. r .t,
acquainted with the farts sav thl,, r
stop at the C'an;.ry ,slands is ,n!. t ..
porary and that there Is no ,t.;. . on
the part of the Spanish gi\-.ernn,tnt t,
turn back the t,,rpodo beats h... - .
the rem,,val of the Texas ate,! M,,arss
chtsetts from Key West. O)n the l , n
trary. their purl.. se, as nm:'ls1 kno l nt
In Washington. is that th t ,irlp.- 1,
(Continued on Page Two
SPAIN HAS NO FRIENDS
Germany. Austria and France
Will Stick to Neutrality.
URGENT APPEALS MADE
Bpanish Agents Unsuoceestul in Secur
Ing Warship -A Change Immi
nent in Gjrman Party Poll
tics--Treatle at Issue.
Copyright 1BM by Assocanted Press.
Berlin. March 19.-In spite of denials.
the queen re-gent of Spain has repea-l
edly and strongly appealed to Emptirr
Francis Jseph of Austria to exert his
Influence with the monarchs of Europe-.
particularly Emperor William. to se
cure their efforts to restore amicable
relations between the United States
and Spain. The queen laid special
stress on the n ct-essity of maintaining
the pItteC'e -f Europe and securing an
entente of the European monarch
against republican, aggressilve America.
urging the affinity of her dynastly with
lthe Hapshurg. It It understood that
Emperor Francis Joseph. while reply
ing t,, the queetn cautiously and con
servoatively. has actually written to
Emp. ror %William en. ,tnivoring to elilcit
a reply pledging thet litter to promise
to tendter his good reotvi. ea in try
ing t, nmaintain peace.. Moltre reecn.tly.
Spain apprIoached ;e.rmallny aind Alns
tria with the view of obtaining assui
ancte that tlthey. in the event of war.
would assist Spain in soim- waay or th.
The Spanish ambassad..r here. Senor
Mendoz de \'ingo, father-in-law of
Senor Polo y nternihei. the Spanish min
icte.r at WaReih:ngtin, had a confrtnce
on Wednesday list with the minister
for foreign affairs. ,,aron vn Huelow.
\when the latter tasullred him that while
G;ermany earnestly elt.ired the mainton
ac' t f ipeace., she (.crtainly would not
pledgei, hi-erself to anything hut the
e-trltest neultrality. Spaint is beliteved
ti. htt ,l reteived the samllle answer from
'itl-nnt and Paris. Senwr S.tndotval, the
Spantish agenlt, has thus far failed in
h. etffolrt as a purc'has-r of torpedo
b, ats and otecr warships.
A remairkable change. in party poll
tic-s i- ietlitevd to be- immlinent. It as
sure. thi, ad. li:in if the moist import
ant mi i-til' end-ing in lt.- reichstag
and dii.l, whilte l furn!.hes the vote-rs
with dtitlit,' issutrs for the onming nim
paign. The Ina in iesue will he- th-i com
ntmertial treatics now petninig, which are
largely i": favor ,,f industrial interests
and de-trimelntal ,to agricultural Inter
ests. Th.y f,.rmnurly met with the em
ierr's apptrova' and brought honors to
;,ene-ralI von:1 Ca:rivi. the former ciha -
icllhur. th,-ir framer. The ne,,w treaties,
ai'co'trding to the govt-erlm nt, promise
to be t.ir-e faivorabl to at.lestlcLit.
OM1rers of the Amellra ( lrrged With III.
1Treatling h ail..rc.
New sirk. lMarch 1i* -The .rorrie.t look
ing cr w th.it .v,.r casll.d into th. hIarbor
Of No.v. '..t I. 'ilme in thi' rltritlh hark
AP.,r.. I."; h1.. f. f nm fling Ko1ng.
|rl1ý" . )hi,." k* n.d, w* ak from l,,s of
foio' . s.ni, h)a;l'lg brok IIn hon.r ' and oth
'I i l ieIihi hby scurv' Thh.y 1.11l a stor
iof hardship and hrutality. A reporter
wIh a. nI on loihrd the. i.i"'il found ,'r.
i.. I.. rtl.h, In thi. fiort.,.sti it iw'eis .ed by
n,.n I il Vi. InI I pIitt.,ously for a dcif tor.
,lb ,.t of h11i r1 "."r."ii.'. roi.d by unh' tal..d
w ith ailiC .f siurvy. T'hso. t m iin charge
thi. stat.| oi iffairt to Cliaptain Morris.,
; lld ltiit-waln Sihlitnur.
Alt'x M31t'aiuslisrli i t.dl. "From the day
a.. hlft lhIong Kong w*' havt* bteen
s-trappl and i t atl t ,n. I h;a.iv, without
iovi iatiloni ben itattck again and again
i, "h litld ni. fri.· h t t\igII lii'll o r dally
rn t'ins bting two s.tal i it i andl a 1i1tth,
n.,i t. It we arski Zr htit. r food w.
a. r. clililesd. I hi. i. t i nt vi t v s1.illor
,-n the ship t ritk h oniii, Oflier or an
. Ih-r. Th- Ilnpl m i.ts ul.dl ware ir chailn.
olng hi:inoo clhi, hlin k.t. oak illh inl
S'i h n | IllI t of a nmilp r , rtit ni.m I vs. s.tcn
' ni , nas lilt, trn aitlh bt!a k .'aln at
11'h. -.,nt t me. \e. d11i not .l.ir,. .trike
:., k , "t w.s in chit
:siun'ar.l ,SinI,-',i -i I I'. I. cr Ha;inson
a -n kili-l 1i iritail t andil Start timn
1ti uklr grull g i g h int.t hii .n ,ir *n i14
tih . . ni Tih, a n i i tI task turns
Ii1 l' hii m ihit tli .lhuain ltiammel
knoi kii.i him h. it t Tile n the\ rwould d.t
It' .. tti, r i ilani 'sln nltlllly got .l, k ,i.-.
f - ti ihfi t I ot" war ,'i r n.l aa.th allck tii
1)hil. ii fr ..r l il W~air X. it k from lacki .
if fi. 'I L.ti tl aturim a thni " vw- t it th hot
hunk :nld call-d him. but Il. was too weak
to lit lu. l'thcn th- ,oili etarln slammhd
him 1t,, n on tt, it l*i'k This h" o rtulity.
thr tinsl.).lur-ing vrlentl y aIll tth whit.
Ifi+,hn gru.t n*l t but r+;ie h no answ.r". In
haii'f llri. iurth I, h --Radu lkInaon n
ar- trthf l lat tinh f this narratIe. wasr
vol. ht, fir llha ilor JuSmith. Thllompson.
I :,ill, lllhaitrti m ai nd iStt r clh. all of
thimti Idltalld tht.is' would sw.a r Ilo the
*fa*tl as MIoon dI they had an pportunity.
RLasy Wi 'lkiinson Is Guity of Mitlligt
ISperal i)lsatcth l' . t'. tnn, I t ard
lill.nis. Miarch 19.--Ray 'ilkinron lwas
arr. +ttedi last ntht by Stock lnspe ftor
1:1kIs hdrg" d with tatlth- st*.aling. and
this aft. rnoin hi. for' Jusa t-te K.'lly. hhe
Siil. a-. xaminat.kni. and was itadmitte- i tot
fl**l in $ 1"* T"h-l young man. lwhu I veryi
i, sl tahl) ', t ct'tdd. on i.ink to. fr at
c f n with th+ * a un,.t -if h.s giull I. b. oke
.1, iwan . id ent. -sea thait . teha, butch
*• i., -t, , r * ' on. thl,lm T 'r t t iand.
i". t.1 r. .'r .i-. . ti. 1::us1. J.ie· t r m -
i' t , ' r . 'r I. : Vfi 1 t +- ni had
... ,, t r. I gah l ', 't - t'i t '.. , the
t-r . + I .w , 1' r i .,! 1:' t 'h ."
ti . .. - t, " th at
ool t1 , . ', i n. .,.t * : Th ,it -
,, r. th , ,. 1 1, 1 i, 1 ', I :. r U.r
f i. iantt.
AN INSANE MAN.
IIl Was Taken Iroin .h," Itrai tn Dow
-pei_ :l ins-I,,t, h to tl 5.., . ".fn ,
I1. I. n altr 1 14,-- h. r if "i"av lnauc -of
[D %.- n *"1 :t hai.all n ai lt.. ,ran .'n his
h mtn~t w . ** w ," t,*il n -11 till| a - t-fi*und
North, I u I'acitti pasi i *-r tra.i, . ind he
has wired here for advice. T"t-day At
torney C.en..ra; Nrltan r.' ,eved th.e m a
*age from the sh-r:ff. "Trok in ianp man
off train. had ticket from tratevllle. N.
C.. to Spokane. w'hat shall I do?"
The attorney general wired back In de
tain the man for a while to see if his
madness would not wear off. If he fatl
to recover his sens-s. the sheriff was in
structed to have him examined and rnm
mitted. notifying the board of commil
ltoners for the inarne. -o thet his ret'a
tives. if located, can be nt tled This af
ternoon another tI. gram was rtec.ved
from Sheriff Cavanaugh. reading: "M tn
became Insane whill coming thro gh
North Dakota." But the attorney gener
al did not think that made any difference.
eo he did not change the previous instruc
A BIG FIRE IN CLANCY.
It mtarted Ia a Rakery and II .1 Dam
age to the Amollm of t3,000.
Special Diepatch to the Stind'ard
tHelena. March 19.-About three thou
sand dollars' worth of property went up
in pmoke at the town of Clancy, the end
of the Montana Central freight divieion.
15 miles south of here. thls afternoon. The
fire atarte.. in Andrew Thomp.pn'r bak
ery. The bakery caught fire. and the
flames spread to an adjoining building.
lused as a restaurant. by a man by the
name of Jackson. The baekery and rea
taurant were soon reduced to ashes. In
the meantime Wilhelm & Chapman's sa
loon had caught fire. This was also
burned, as was the residence of Mrs.
The Union hotel. a pretentious wooden
hullding. had a narrow escape. It was
c•onaiderably scorched by the flames, but
was saved by the efforts of the town
people. who carried water from a Mon
tana Central engine. In order to be on
the safe side, the contents of the buildIng.
as we,. as the goods In N. P. Harper'a
etore. adjoining. were removed to paces
of eafety. As there are not appliances
for fighting fire., It looked for a while as
though a good part of the town would
le consumed. In order to stop the spread
of the flames an attempt was made to
tear down some of the building., but thia
was abandoned, as the wind shlfted at a
critical time. The loss of $3,0110 Is roughly
estimated. The Insurance Is said to be
about one-half that amount.
RtSi'd the Mail.
Special )Iisnatch to the Standard
Pocatello. March 19.--Chef of Police El
Ite this morning received a letter from
Kemmerer. bringing the Information that
a mail pouch was stolen from the crane
at that place, and three registered letters
,ontaining $31 rifled, and describing two
men who are supposed to have committed
the crime. Ellls at once went out and
plcked tip one of the men described and
'alged him in jail. He gives the name
,f James Kelly. The second man was
here last night, but he cannot be located
his morning. and it is thought that he
got out on some train last night.
Aaether nIdv Pnadml.
Chirago. March 13.-Workmen engaged
in clearing debris from the burned Emer
soa betMas g disvesed emaallb bedy this
afternoon. This mas the eighth corpse
recovered. The remains. frthtfully burn
ed and crushed. were dentified as those
of William Boa. 11 years old, a clerk of
the W. A. Olmstead Scientfie company.
it. Pitts. a sollcitor. who was supposed
to have perished In the fire, has been
heard from. The list of missing now
A lg · amagea Malt.
Special Dippatcth to the Stnndard
Helena. March 19.--overnor Smith. as
vice presldent of the Gold Mountain MIl
nog company. today had the papers serv..d
upon him in a $t20.I0) damage suit Institut.
- d by one Thoman Kane. The plaintif
was employudl at the Ruhy mine. It seems
that he was entering the tunnel a few
weeks ago, when he was struck by a car
uming out. recelving a fracture of the
,.ollar hone. The suit was brought in
The apri Glamre.
London. March 19.--At the spring games
of the London Athletic club today Lutens
won the one-mile challenge cup in 4:46%
In the 120-.ards dash Blawtord gave up
the struggle. and Mayne won. Time.
12 I .,. The two-mile-handicap was won
by ii. M. Llnyd. Time. 9:50 l1-. Fithhe.r
Iart ,won the one-quarter-mile run; time.
.l. The (M)-yards run was won by 'ol
tart, who had 5 yards start. Time,
Primr. (ieorg-e Ior (;overnnr.
('onstantinople. March 19.-In ronse
,'uence of the. ultain a direct appeal, the
t zar consented to withdraw his demand
for $3..1-0.I. arrears of the Russo-Turkish
war Indemnity, which his majesty at first
insisted chould be paid from the raseco
lurkirh indemnity. This fact. It I alleged.
fo.eshadows Turkey'. acceptance of
Prince George of Greece. candidate of
:he czar as governor of Crete.
All on Iteari lir..wseaI..
Iondon. March 19.-The steamer which
was sunk with all on board Wednesday
morning in collision with the British bark
Itritich Prlnciss from Leth for Liverpool.
off Gabbard Lightship. Is believed to have
been the Ville Danvers. a Belgian train
ing ship. having on board 60 cadets and :0
uittcers. In addition to the regular crew.
ittil as Large.
Special Dispatch to the Stnndard.
Boise. March 19.-The five convicts who
escaped from the Idaho penitentiary yes
terday are still at large. The case has
assumed sensational proportions. All the
runaways are thought now to be armed.
and a desperate conflict is expected if
they are rounded up.
London. March 19.-The czar. according
to a dispatch from St. Petersburg. has
Ltthori.td an increase in the ord nary
I ai, xpenditture of three mll:,-n rout-les
..irl" for six y. ars. In additin to the
-",, tal I rtant of ii nety million roubles for
r..a..i puroa»re recently announced.
l'".tatetl .. Mr h l" -Ma'. r Reev. has
t. ,t th se i r, .r rdi.ian,:e. which just
SL: s -alanrlv. t.r.o.r, paid He says
:'it ti. "t% .,on .t ,ford the expense.
;Ilra n it re.rl
11aih:nct.n iMat, h 19.-Mrs. Frances
'!,lygon Ilurnt.t., the well-known novel.
t. to.day inttt:!uted suit for divorce trom
Ir. S. .V. Burnett. The papers in the
.s,- are withblrld from publicattlo.
Sew Op h.." -
Jacksonville. Ill.. March h--urltara
entered the Rank of Freakla sear hur
ast night and blew up the safe. secua
et we.n 5. M)i aGd .3S. Ths~ steM a
.andcar and escaped.
It Passe. the Hous. by a ,Leag
FREE ENTRY FOR SUPPLIES
Guns and Ammunition May OW I
Brought in Without Pay. i Iy.
Democrats Get a Dig La d
Washington. March 19.-The h eha tUr.)
day passed the psStofl-e appreplhts
tion bill which has been u.der eoa.
eration since Wednew;ay. The i n1
points of attack to-day were the apple
priations of 300.00.000 for aay
transportati.n of mails and A5, for
special facilities from Kansas C It to
Newton. Kan. These items asla
attract more or less of a eolmt.
year the opposition seemed to be es i
intense. All efforts to reduoe the iW
propriation for railroad transposestie
signally failed and the vote on te
Southern mail subsidy was 77 to M
against striking out. By neat pariaM
mentary maneuvering the oppomeate 5
the subsldy were prevented from at" .
ting a .iirect vote on a motion to ragei
mit with Instructions.
At the opening session Dinghy at
fered the bill reported from the w5r
and means committee providing Se ben
entry into this country of guas, agua
nltion and other naval suppiles nad
war material purchased abroad auta
Jan. 1. 1899. He explained that db
committee unanimously reported
bill. It was asked for by the seerstadIs
of war and navy.
Some democrats undertook to pee
fun at Dlngley by asking him why
those supplies should be admitted fso
of duty it the foreigners paid the ta.
Dingley replied rather sharply that i
was perfectly understood where the ar
tihies were purchased abroad san hIe
ported the purchaser paid the duty.
McMillan said he believe.! the poree
ment should always have the right to
import and he thought there shoul be
a general statute for that purpose. The
bill was passed without division.
Henry. dem.. Miss.. clailed the eoor
as a question of personal petvilhg and
sent to the clerk's desk' to the per
pose of having it read to the beas a
quotation from an nlaterview with the
Spanish ambassador at Vienna. ct
ed in an assoeated pram dispatti in
which the ambassador saki it t Ihe S
ed States, in event of war, shobt *
cite the Philippines to revolt,
(fuld revenge hersel by rB".nd
vcits in Americans boatithera
Before the readin et the tesvtsl
was concluded made a p.ait
that It did not catl h a a persaal
"It contains a reestUe.m gits a per
tlon of the people of tiM fatted ds
which I desire to repel." s usu yary but
the speaker he'i he had aet pr ess d a
question of privilege adu he was take
off the floor.
The house then went nlato ctaIttee
of the whole and resumed coas rettes
of the postomce appropriaton bill.
It was agreed that there should be an
hour's debate on the paragraph appI.
priating $30,50.000 for Inland t r
tation of mails. The debate was n he
lively. Mr. Bland. dem.. Mo..
pined a reduction of the rates paid to
roads for transmitting mals. The
rates on all other classes of freight had
been greatly re.uced since 1 yet
there had been no reduction i ns ma
He thought there should be a redaetsa
of at least 20 per cent. Mr. Castle. dare.,
('al.. offered an amendment to edaee
the appropriation to $34.500.00.
Mr. Grosvenor defended the appre
priatlon. which, though vast was well
expended In the splendid expedities
with which our mails were everywher.
hurri.1 to their destination. The heanl
man of the postoltPde committee paot
ed out the fact that all such amied
ments as that of which Mr. Ioad had
given notice had been ruled o a
points of order in past congresss. The
Castle amendment to reduce the
propriation from $3000.00 to aIw dft.4
It was defeated. 74-32.
Mr. Lewls. dem.. Wash.. moved to
strike out the appropriation of a0
for the transportation of mall by ea
hble and electric cars. He coateag
that the real purpose of the aereplt
ation was to Insure governmalt r
tection for cable and electric ear Mass
in the event of strikes. The amead
ment vas defeated-73-3.
The paragraph appropriating $'38,
for special mail facilltike freI s M
York and Washington to Atlanta, ant
New Orleans precipitated the ia "al
fight against this approprlatses. Ib.
Bromwell of Ohio moved o eribe t
out. This appropriation was eg-ala
ered in connection with a shalga oe
of $25.000 for special thaelis Opm
Kansas City to Newton, aes. IM p.
bate on both paragraph was Mi ad i
by agreement to one bhor.
Mr. Fleming. dem.. Mo., vfIagar
opposed the appropratiton. n .
son, pop.. Kan.. advocated the
priation of $25.00/ for spelab
from Kansas City to Newte.,
said unless this apbb prpa$es
made the mails from westers
northern Texas and Oknh
be delayed 13 horsa A _f
afterward Mr. Barlow. Pp..
terly attacked Mr. uimpag
porting a subsidy. Mr. DOW
braska offered an ameasg
propriate $300.005 for aped
cilities from Chicago to
It was ruled set ta l
Mr. Piacher. rep.. .
point of order -tiR the
the bill authorista the 1
erdl ti consolidate the
with the New York ewte S
uas sustained and It wn ea '
bill was reported to thohmge
The friends at the
epec.al mail fheIltie t
adroit move. preveated •
house on a motion to
a ith LIstructions to tibe
propriations. GOly e.r
commit was in mde.
ston. dem.. Ga. a t•
priatos. made tb
mottle he soscedli~
ed does The