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/i : CW < 22 ; LUME 4, NO. 43. BUTTE, MONTANA: TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1880. WHOLE NO. 200 ulte 'jJSedil'u flitter. 11 XUEU K VER Y TU ES I) A Y MO UNI NO —BY THE— ,er Publishing Company. BROWN, I I I I : I I Butinera Manager, TERMS—BY MAIL: opy one month..........................# Wi ooy six months ......................... 3 no opy twelve months. ................... S 00 ivi'te l hy Carrier. 50 et«, per month ; paya • Carrier each month. •crthhiK rates will be furnished on appll ELEGRAMS! . ^ A Frsml uiMOSi), Va., March 14.—The commun startletl this morning by the public uncement that Dr. Kullierr Dickinson, ami proprietor of the Planter and ,er magazine, and a prominent citizen of mood, lias been engaged for two years in a systematic course of forgeries. He foiled endorsements of Jeter & Dickin proprietors of the Religious Hen Id, to tiate notes of his own, which he ottered i s ,-011111 at the various banking institu er this city, or sold to note-brokers, as also forged endorsements o 'Rev. Dr. ge B. Taylor, Baptist missionary to e, Italy, and the Rev. Charles E. Taylor, ssor in Lake Forest College, N. C., both hum are lus brothers in law. The fact lie was a brother-in-law of the Rev. Dr. Dickinson, junior membei of the linn of & Dickinson, and was otherwise so y connected, disarmed all suspicion as ic genuineness of the forged signatures, light liaye continued his criminal opera tor a long lime to come, but for the L death of the Rev. Dr. J. B. Jeter, ■ member of the linn of Jeter & Dick 1 , which event renders impossible further f the firm's name in negotiating loans, settlement of the allairs of the deceased Jeter led to the discovery of the forgeries. ! forger finding a disclosure of his many vas about to be made, left the city Thursday ostensibly on business, since ill time he has not been heard from. He ; belli ml a contrite letter saying he was less, but would strive to pay all Ills debts live an honest life. The amount of the ries is $2S,600. 1 U,Sion Wool MarUct. Won, March 18.—The wool maiket for :imls is very firm, i'rices are gradually Wing with a good demand from manu rers. The stock ot No. 1 and medium i is so small that quotations are mostly linal. Unwashed fleeces are also very * and any good lot of medium would sell ily from 42 to 40. The demand for fall "urniu wool lias improved, the sales for week amounting to 040,000 pounds, and able lots are now difficult to lind. Pulled is in demand and taken fast as received, j transactions in foreign Wools this week prise 100,000 pounds of all kinds. Ath fimportation of Australian is now overdue some fears are beginning In be fell about Tile sales include Ohio and l'ennsyl lleeces X, XX and No. 1 at 54aOO : ligan X, 52a53 ; Wisconsin X, 53; New lpslnre X, 50; New York X, 52. Mixed es, 4fla58 ; combing, 5Sad0 ; delaine sorts, 0 ; unwashed combings, 46a43; Kentucky Indiana combing, 44; Oregon tine and i and 44 J ; Territory, 2Sa44 ; Georgia, unwashed and unmerchantable, 2s!,a45 ; uni X pulled, 50a76; spring California, I, 2lu3$ ; scoured, 45a 108 ; tub washed, ■Montevideo, 42a45 ; English combing, 50 j(10; Australian, 47 à and 55; Cape, choice. Total sales the week were 8,202,800 ids, for which $1,642,700 were paid. Iteuruej's 't rial. Francisco, March 12.—In the police ts. tliis morning, Kearney was placed on for the use of vulgar language and to kill... Defense waived jury trial, iniony was Introduced to show that Inn used as stated tit the complaint, ney was the only witness for the detense, in one of the cases only immaterially ilied in his evidence the language as given lie complaint. In the second case the uage was admitted. Kearney's counsel ed the dismissal of the case on the ground the language did not tend to create a cb ot the peace, it being directed in one against a person not present, and itt the gainst no one in particular, being vague general. The threat case was submitted out argument and taken under advise t until Monday. UlnSliHm-ItHiKlHll. 11CA.GO, March 14.—Tlte Inter-Ocean's hinglon special says: "It is understood tiiat John A. Bingham, Minister to Rio rio, will return to this country within the few weeks and reenter politics as a catt le for Congress in ills old district, the 181.t Sunday Gazette, of litis city, a Dem > . organ, is out to-day with a portrait of ker Randall, and an autobiographical di. Strangely enough all reference to his tary service in tlie Union army is omitted, as a matter of fact, Captain Randall and Company were the first Federal soldiers to ve at Gettysburg on the eve ot that battle, the Gazette's account carefully omits all 'tien of tlie great Democratic leader s tat y service." Wife .Hunter. aynksvii.us, O., Mardi 14 .—Gideon on, aged between 50 and 60, w as arrested iglit for tlie murder of Dis wife, they been living during tlie past w inter m a ol house near tlie outskirts ut the village vlreme poverty. Tlie discovery ot the der was made by a young man who called liave Mrs. Carson do washing for him. body of the lady was on tlie bed entirely a with a wound on the face made by a het, while tlie husband layon the back of tlie bed in a drunken slii|sir. Carson occupied a good social and business ding, but intemperance caused him to nd. * AutNlwuce Meut. «box, March 14.—Three tugs have been It flom Liverpool to the assistance ot the inw Montana. Captain Price, Superm nt of the line, is at tlie scene ol the er, and will endeavor to float the v t wr ke feared, however, that she will become wreck, but it is hoped all of the cargo 1. . » mi . 1___ *• ... : II .ini-tnilllv l)C «red. The beef will certainly be a Washington Gossip. Washington, March 13.—At to-day's meeting of the Senate committee on railroads it was very distinctly intimated by the four Southern members that they will not allow a favorable report to be made on tlie time for tlie completion of the Northern Pacific rail road, unless the committee by the same vote authorizes a favorable report to be made on the bill to extend the time tor tlie completion of tlie Texas Pacific. Tins arrangement will probably be agreed to at the next meeting, and both bills will uoubtless be reported back to tiie Senate on tlie same day. The friends of tlie Northern Pacific bill intend to press it forwuru for action during tlie present session, but tlie Texas Pacific people are understood to prefer that their measure shall remain oil the calendar until next winter, by which time they expect it will have gained strength by reason of the construction of several hundred miles of road in Western Texas, now under contract. It lias been substantially decided by tlie leading Democrats of bulb houses of Con gress that no legislation on tlie subject of counting the electoral votes will be enacted this session, and a committee of tlie .Senate caucus had a long consultation to-day in re gard to tlie expediency of reviving the old twenty-second joint rule to govern the pro ceedings ot the two houses in ascertaining and declaring the results of tlie coming Pres idential election. The indications at to-day's meeting were that til's rule or a resolution very similar will be adopted, but of course the question is not considered as urgent or as important as it wouj^l be if tlie House and Senate were controlled by different parties. Representative McMahan, who lias charge of tlie deficiency appropriation bills, which include $600,000 for $400,000 for the govern ment printing office, says he intends to press it against all other business brought forward in the House. He thinks that the bill will certainly be passed in tlie House hy Wednes day next, and lie hopes lie can get it through by Tuesday. The House committee on appropriations have finished tlie army and navy appropria tion bills, and will be ready to report them to tlie House as soon a« tlie consular and diplomatic and Indian appropriation bills are disposed of. Senator Don Cameron lias been informed by one of his political friends that Grant will not receive tlie full vote ot Pennsylvania del egation at Chicago on tlie first ballot, there being strong indications that at least twelve of the delegates will immediately announce their prerereiice for Blaine. Cameron is re ported to liave said in reply that lie believed that tlie contest would be practically settled long before the convention meets at Chicago. Among tlie Stales which he now considers absolutely certain to instruct their delegates for Grant, are Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri, lie also claims that notwith standing tlie prediction of a solid Indiana delegation for Blaine, one half" of tlie votes ol that, State will be cast for Grant. Uoiild'N Scheme. New Yohk, March 15.—The Time*' Wash ington correspot lent, commenting on tlie alleged Gould-Huiilington purchase of China vessels and franchises of tlie Pacific Mail, agreeing to pay therefor one million two hundred thousand each, says : That part of tiie tr.insanction by which the China trade was transferred to tlie railroad companies cannot lie readier, by any action of Congress or tlie courts, for the reason that the trunster was made to the Oriental Steamship Com pany, and the railroad companies, as such, are not known. The arrangement, however, t, v which two railroad companies agree to j,ay the Pacific Mail $110,006 per month for tlie privilege of fixing passenger and freight rates, by tlie oeeat route, between New York and San Francisco can, it is believed, be readied by Congrtss, and it is tlie opinion of those familial- with the various acts of Con gress, under which tlie Pacific Railroad Com panies were chartered and subsidized, that tlie payment of subsidy to tiie Pacific Mail by t.lie Union and Centrai Pacific Companies is ille ■al. because it is, us described in the preamble To the resolution passed by the Senate, direct ly prejudicial to the public interests and con trary to the public policy that controlled C'on "Tess io chartering the Union Pacific Railroad Company and in granting to both railroad companies large subsidies in money and land. It is said that tlie Gould-lluntlngton combi nation, having secured through tlie Oriental and Occidental companies absolute control ot tlie China trade, does not care lor tlie contract between tlie Union and Central Pacific and Pacific Mail, and would not object to pio ceedlngs intended to declare tiiat contract 'Die Times adds : Tlie Gould-IIuntington mi-tv having secured toe most valuable Iran yhiscs and property and Pacific mail by tlie transfer of Hie San Francisco and China line •liev are not unwilling to be relieved ot tlie oavment of $ 110,666 per month to the steam „hip company, and it. lias been intimated that il e Senate resolution of inquiry was instiga ted by tlie Gould-lluiitiogtou interest ior tins very purpose. . . . Other morning journals comment similarly ou thé-transaction. \! a nieetii g of the committee français del Harmony yesterday, to part in tlie Yorktown ■v voted that ... rpreltr of tlie senti llie French population arrange to take celebration, it was be requ incuts and opinions of die French population o' - ' America, in urging the French government to take immediate measures in the matter ot the célébrât. on as soon as President Hayes shall semi to the French government a formal invitation to assist in commemorating. Ch.it teau accepted tlie mission m a short speech. Bobbers «'«|Uured. Chicago, March 15—Tlie police have i .,,, expensive sang ot railroad rob fi*r«"whose depredations within the past two Il s ive it is believed, mounted U. limit ".'•UO W16 to $ 460 , 606 . The sutlerersliave been fit ike Shore, Chicago, Burlington and l : ml Chieaen, Rock island and Pacific Srt lS quantity of plunder will V ...,..,1 Tim More, a notorious "crack, b« ,CL - Their plan was to rob the :r; on the track here under pretenseoi while i ' 11 being empl of the railroads. A Traitor. a ' g ( | lt , action of \V» . . ,j,. n | rtl joli nf Repu' 1 " 1 ' l)C > 1 1,1 i : . i.oi ililM , r«m it", Match 15.—The Post, a Dern 1111 ........ almost a jiage this ocrai ic organ morning in <1 v .upiec nciatioii of Senator Wallace, .. . ■ ; U1 d Senator Cameron are cu.icgo'o Ul ; alu | tiiat Wallace has sold wiirking G« % ' y t( , Cameron. It in thc Demon . * f \\ a lLico in securing tlie nsiis supervisors be | objectionable to the Democrats. Mining; In the East. New Yohk, Mardi 15—In an editorial the Tribune says : " U util recently San Francisco wa» the only large city in which tiie methods and results of milling industry were generally understood, and in which full information caulil be obtained in regard to the present or prospective value of mining properly. Con sequently that city was the financial centre of milling operations. From thence came tlie capital for the development of nearly all the mines which have yielded about $886,666,006 of gold, and $422,5066,666 of silver within tlie past twenty years, and thither went a great proportion of tlie profits realized. But the growth of Kearney and communism made San Francisco a most uns-ife abiding place for capital, and the control ot those - ast en terprises and Ibe capital employed there is being rapidly transferred to this State, where more intelligent public opinion and more just laws give better protection to tlie rights of property. Capitalists, operators, experts, scientific investigators aid practical workers liave already come to tliis city by tlie thousand to find new homes near the centre of mining operations and tlie number of persons in tlie Eastern States who are interested as share holders in the mines or who are seeking such investments, lias enormously increased. Un der tlie New York law property invested in mines may secure far greater protection than it could possibly liave under tlie legislation of California. Mining lias been tlie curse of California mainly because tlie financial oper ations connected therewith liave been so coil ducted in tiie Sail Francisco market as to discourage solid investors and appeal rather to the gambling passion." Irlah Relief. New York, March 15.—The Herald to-day says the steamer Constellation will be ready to receive contributions to-morrow for Irish relief. More than one half of the cargo is assured, provided the balance is supplied. A public spirited and benevolent citizen lias ottered to defray the expense of one fourtli of the full cargo, and the Herald will be charged witli another fourth on the same condition— that other parties will complete tlie contribu tions. Several liberal contributions liave been made in response to these conditional otters, and it ought to be easy to load the Con stellation up to tlie limit of her capacity within tlie ensuing six or eight days. The same paper referring to tlie Senate hill authorizing the sinking of two artesian wells on tlie plains, advocates the opening of these perennial fountains in the trans-Mississippi districts where tlie summer rain-fall is insuffi cient, believing that they will enhance tlie value of the national • domain and clear way for tlie great tide of immigration now rolling toward the eastern Rocky mountain slope. It may not, be easy to tap the great internal reservoir of the earth on the plains east of tlie lioeky mountains, but the probability is tiiat tlie deeper tlie bore tlie fuller the per petual stream, as is exemplified in the artesian well at Grenail, near I'aris, which was not started until nearly eighteen hundred feet of soil iiad been perforated and four years spent in boring. It lias a thousand fold repaid its cost, discharging considerably more than half a million gallons every twenty-four hours. Tlie Heal lien In Iklraxv. Chicago, March 15.—Lew Long and Lee King, two of the Chinamen who assaulted Wang Cliing Foo with hatchets and razors in a new laundry at 255 South Clark street, a few days ago. were arrested last night bv officers Leary and Casey near the corner of Twelfth and Canal streets. Wang Cliing Foo was a revolutionist in ids native land, and tiie Emperor drove him from tlie country. For a time lie found shelter jn San Francisco, but was followed by the emissaries of tlie Chinese government, who were anxious to get Dis head on account of the large reward which the home authorities had offered for it. Wang Cliing Foo then came to Chicago, and lias lived here in comparative peace until the other day, when a number of his countrymen made a deadly assault upon him and attempt ed to cut oil' Dis head with an axe. It is said that the Chinamen were actuated by tlie hope of reward, and tiiat it was tliis tiiat led to the attempted assassination. The Plumed Knlir'nt. Chicago, Mardi 15.—The Inter-Ocean's Washington special says: A letter was re ceived tliis morning at tlie Senate postoffice, addressed as follows : " The Plumed Knight, United Slates Senate, Washington, D. C." It was post-marked Knoxville, Tennessee. The postmaster of tlie Senate had an idea tiiat it was for Senator Blaine, but he didn't feel like taking tlie responsibility of putting it in Blaine's box, so lie handed it. to the Sergeant at-Aruis to-night and a consultation was held to which several senators of both parties were admitted. It was suggested by one that tlie letter belonged to Judge Davis. Another claimed that Edmunds was the person ad dressed. Still another, that Thurman, Voor liees or Colliding was intended ; but it was finally decided to give it to Blaine. So when lie came into tlie Senate, Colbert handed it to i linn and very gracefully indicated tiiat public j opinion seemed to recognize him as tlie owner ol the letter. Blaine smiled and opened tlie envelope, It was an invitation to James G. Blaine to attend some literary exercises at the University of Tennessee. Romo. Chicago, Mardi 15. —The Inter-Ocean's Washington special says: It will lie recul lected tiiat Major Reno, upon his dismissal from tlie army, telegraphed to the President asking to be allowed to resign. The matter was discussed ill the CabiueL and Reno was notified tiiat bis resignation would be accept ed. But it was not forwarded. Several weeks went by and no resignation appeared. Finally Judge Newall, Reno's counsel, ap peared here to beg for mercy, and it was then apparent tiiat tlie resignation scheme was merely a ruse togajn time in order to secure influence to prevent tlie President from dis missing him. In the meantime friends of Reno are making a strong effort to secure a mitigation of the sentence. Reno now re fuses to resign on tlie grounds tiiat to do so would be a confession of guilt. The mem bers of the court which tried him unanimous ly recommend mercy, saying that the articles of war made their verdict unavoidable. Gen eral Sherman and General Terry indorse tlie recommendation and tlie President is under powerful influence. Resignation Requested. Washington, March 15.—The President has requested the resignation of Z. Ward, United States Minister to China, and it is understood tiiat if the resignation is not forth coming lie will be removed. Chinese In Chicago. Chicago, March 16.—In speeches last night *t tlie society of anti-Chinese meeting Kear ney was lauded to t he skies by some speakers. A. B. Adair declared that the Chinese ques tion would lie one of the paramount issues the coming year ami there was no half-way aboutit. The Chinese must go. That would be tlie effect, and it had been demonstrated in San Francisco tiiat the white man could not live on what the Chinese could ; that tlie wliite laborer hail no show alongside a Chi nese laborer. Therefore, eithertlie working men of Chicago or tlie Chinamen must go. Tlie working classes of this country had built up and made it what it was. Should they be driven out by a mongrel race tiiat was hardly fit to live under the sun at all ? (Ap plause.) The Chinese would soon be here in force if the workingmen did not say emphat ically they should not come. They must lake a firm stand, protest vigorously and give tin authorities of Chicago to understand that the Chinese cooly system could not find habi tation io tliis city. That, if they persisted in encouraging them to locate here, the working men would not wait six months or a year to erect gallows on tlie sand lots of Chicago but would do it tlie very first day. (Cheers.) They did not want to retard tlie business ol Chicago, to bring tlie wheels of industry to a stand still, as they had been brought in San Francisco, but before Chinese cooly labor should come here they would slop the wheels of industry from the Atlantic to tlie Pacific. (Cheers.) They want to live and let live, lie did not oppose Chinese emigration to tliis country, but ttiey could come as other for eigners come, seeking a livelihood as freemen. (Applause.) Well founded reports indicate tiiat the San Francisco Six Companies, as a matter of expediency, are distributing their Chinatown population among the large Eastern cities, particularly Chicago, St. Louis and New York, and that this class of slaves, bound by law, caste, ignorance, prejudice and supersti tion, to their masters, will be welcomed by the Southern planters, who formerly paid for labor with the cash, and hy tlie more greedy Northern employers , and that for these and other enumerated reasons they protest against these slaves and criminals ; call upon every man and woman who loves liberty and de tests slavery ; upon every soldier who bore tlie musket to wipe out tlie shame and curse ol tlie republic; upon every mother who weeps for a son butchered in tlie noble cause of freedom ; upon ail haters of retrogression and lovers of progress and liberty, to raise their voices agaiust this Mongolian invasion and thus create such an all-powerful public opinion as will forbid the planting of all Chinatown and establishment of slavery in our midst, and demand of tlie common coun cil that they instruct the department of health to keep a close watcli on the Chinese entering tlie city and quarantine against them, if sucli ourse seems necessary, to the end that tlie citizens of Chicago may be preserved from the loathsome contagion brought by this de graded and slavish race. Reservation Tre»ii»»scrs. ^-Washington, Mardi 16.—Tlie Secretary of the' Interior to-day received a telegram from Los Pinos Agency, dated Mardi 14th, stating that a number of parties had already staked placer claims and taken up randies on the Ute reservation, and others are preparing to follow. Tiie telegram says: "The next two weeks will see tlie reservation swarming with trespassers, and a conflict is inevitable." The agent concludes with a request tiiat troops lie ordered to the reservation for the purpose of protecting tlie Utes. This matter was tlie subject of consideration at tiie meet ing of tlie cabinet to-day, and later Secretary Schurz had a conference on tlie subject with Ouray and tlie Ute chiefs now here awaiting the action of Congress on their agreement with tlie government to cede their reservation. Il was decided at this conference tiiat in order to influence their nation against hostilities, the Ute chiefs should leave at once for C'olor aiiao. This afternoon the following order was issued : Department ok the Interior, ) Washington, March 16, 1886. ) It having been brought, to tlie attention of tlie Interior Department tiiat persons are now entering tlie Ute reservation in tiie State of Colorado, for tlie purpose of locating ranches and mineral claims, notice is hereby given tiiat such locations and claims will not be recognized by tlie Interior Department, as the lands embraced within said reservation are not public lands of the United States, and no location made thereon can or will be recog nized as legal except those made after tlie lauds shall have been regularly restored to tlie public domain. (Signed) C. Schurz. Tlie Secretary lias also addressed a com munication to tlie Indian committees of tlie Senate and House of Representatives inform ing them of the threatened difficulty, and urging prompt action upon tlie pending agreement, it is said at tlie War Department that troops are now stationed at convenient points near tlie reservation, and if it is neees i sary they can lie readily called into service to j keep off invaders and preserve tiie peace. It understood tiiat a proclamation will be issued if the invasion continues. Indiuu Excitement. Cheyenne, March 15.—The Daily Leader lias received the following special from tlie Big Horn postoffice, dated tlie 14th instant, via Fort McKinney : " The settlements north of us are in a great state of excitement be cause ot the late news regarding tiie Indians. General Miles sends word from Fort Custer that tlie commissioners have formed a treaty with tlie Sioux. The settlers to tlie north and west of Tongue river are coining into Goose Creek valley for mutual piotection. At the Big Horn postoffice all is excitement, which increases from the fact tiiat there are only two companies of troops at tlie post ut Fort McKinney. Indian Massacre. Denver, Mardi 15.—The Republican's Alamosa special says that reliable information of tlie late Indian depredations, lias just been received by a private letter dated at Silverton, Colorado, Mardi 9tli, containing tlie following: "We have news of a ter rible Indian massacre near llie Blue moun tains, Joe Lacome, Joe Clianes, Pat. Kane, Bill Tnnbam and several others were killed. Several bodies liave been found and buried. Great excitement exists in Arnes valley. Tlie above named pat ties were in tiie locality of the massacre, having gone recently on a pros to , pectiug trip there." couutcrieits. | Chicago, March 17.—Twenty-dollar U. 8 . treasury counterfeits were discovered to-day. Miscellaneous Dispatches. New Y'ork, March 14.—Tlie National As sembly room was densely crowded to-day by nearly four thousand piano makers who are interested in the great lookout ordered by tlie New Y'ork Piano Manufacturers Association for to-morrow morning. Oilers of pecuniary assistance were received from various trades unions and the strikes say they will be able to bold out a year it necessary. A resolution was adopted declaring the action of all manu facturers, in closing their factories, as most unjustifiable. It was also resolved to hold out until their terms were complied with. San Francisco, March 13.—A Victoria dispatch says tlie Express, brings deplorable news from tlie upper country. Battle, sheep, horses and pack trains are dying with great rapidity. All through Nicola, Kalioops, Okala gan and Lilloat, tlie destruction of stock is going on, and nearly all the live stocK will perish before spring. The loss is roughly es timated at $1,066,066. Scores of stock raisers will be reduced from affluence to poverty. Snow lies from three to five feet in depth, and gives no evidence of a thaw. Chbul, March 14.—The general aspect of affairs is hopeful. No hostile gathering is known to exist in any quarter, and the ap proaching agricultural season is likely to leave the people little leisure for war. Tlie latest accounts from Ghuzner indicate that the puppet, Moosa Khan, will be restored to his mother. Here Abdul Rahman Khan makes no sign. Tlie troops here will be reinforced hy four regiments of native infantry. St. Petersburg, March 14.—The Journal de St. Petersburg says that the very day oil which the French Cabinet refused to give up Hartman to tlie Russian authorities, the pre mier, de Frycinent, had been notified of tlie arrival in Paris of fresh documents proving, beyond all doubt, Hartman's complicity in the Moscow explosion. Tlie Cabinet's de cision amounts to the encouragement of assassins and is therefore greatly to he regret ted. Berlin, March 14.—General Melikoff lias received notice troiu the Nihilist executive committee stating VladeUky's attempt on his life was not made by order of tlie committee ; that they had not yet decided to kill him, and if tlie recent attempt had been made by their direction they would have provided better weapons and means of flight for his assailant. San Francisco, March 13.—At nine p. m. O'Leary scored 516 and Vest on 484 miles. Botli men are traveling at a good gait. Tlie crowd are cheering tlie pedestrians enthusi astically. The pavillion is packed, and O'Leary is doing liis best to surpass liis best previous record. Boston, March 13.—Nathan I'. Pratt, Treasurer of tlie Reading Savings Bank, tried upon fifty-two counts for embezzlement, has been found guilty on twenty-nine counts. The case goes to tlie Supreme Court. Pratt's bail is $65,666. New Y'ork, March 14. —The Tribune to morrow will devote more than a page to min ing intelligence received in answer to circu lais sent to all mining companies in the United States, asking for official information, under twenty-one different heads. San Francisco, March 12.—During the day O'Leary has drawn so steadily ahead of Weston as to put tlie result beyond all doubt, anil the former is now merely walking for a record. At six, p. in., O'Leary scored 506 miles ; Weston, 476. Phh.adelpaia, March 14. — Charles C. Taylor, city editor of the Times, dieil to-day from the effects of a pistol shot discharged during mental aberration hy bis own hand. San Francisco, March 15. — A fire on tlie steamer City of Sidney was extinguished at an early hour this morning. The damage was confined to the compartment in which tlie fire originated and will not, it is thought, exceed ten thousand dollars on the cargo. The ship is very little injured, and can be made ready for sea in a day or two. A sur vey will be held to-day when definite conclu sions wiil be reached. Tlie fire is believed to liave originated in a lot of oil-skin clothing, by spontaneous combustion. San Francisco, March 15.—In the police court to-day Judge llix delivered a lengthy discussion in tlie case of Denis Kearney, on a charge of using vulgar and threatening lan guage against Shreckcls. He held tlie de fendant guilty on tlie ground tiiat it was calculated to provoke a breach of tlie peace. The second charge, that of threatening to kill any person who should plot against liis life, tlie court held court not be considered a crime, as circumstances in which the killing would he justified, were recited as qualifying tlie threat. Sentence was reserved till to morow. San Francisco, Mardi 15.—The closing score in the walking match stood : O'Leary, 5i0 ; Weston, 466. Washington, March 15.—Tlie Senate committee oil railroads transacted no business to-day except to hear an argument ot Chap man, of Oregon, m favor of amending tlie Northern Pacific railroad bill so as to prevent any monopoly of the use of tlie Columbia river pass through the Cascade mountains. Pont Water, March 15.—Two little tugs the Gem, ot Pont Water, and tlie Lamont> started from here on a $25 race yesterday The former anived in Ludingtoti, tlie destin ation, but after twice going out in search of tlie Laiuont tiiat tug was finally discovered capsized with crew missing, and they are doubtless drowned. Charles Lament, liis son George and Palmer Hill, all of this place, were on tlie Laiuont. is . San Francisco, March 16.—Tlie police court sentenced Denis Kearney to six months imprisonment in tlie house of correction and to pay a fine- of $1,060. Tlie magnitude of the sentence was a surprise to Kearney, who had expected to get; oil' with a nominal pun ishment. It is probable lie will take the case to the supreme court on a writ of habeas cor pus. Chicago, March 10__Janies Stephens, tlie famous head center of tlie Fenian Brother hood, is in the city. He was heartily received by tlie Hibernian Rifles last nigl^t. lie is at work in behalf of tlie Irish now. San Francisco, March 16.—Tlie Eureka Washington, March 10. —The President lias confirmed tlie sentence dismissing Major Reno. 1 Consolidated declares a dividend of 36 censt. a a of Importai!! Conference. San Francisco, March 15. —A conference of great importance in its healings upon the present condition of affairs in this city was Held at tlie Mayor's office, til's afternoon, between Mayor Kalloch, representing the workingmen, and a number of prominent citizens, leading merchants, etc., on the part of tlie citizens'protective union. The con ference lasted from one until quarter to three o'clock, and was very harmonious and satis factory. Tlie whole situation and tlie events of the last few weeks were reviewed and discussed. At present various considerations combine to render it undesirable to make the details public, but it may be staled tliut there is every reason to believe tiiat within two or three days arrangements will be consummated insuring complete liarmonisui and a naturally honorable settlement of the questions which have so l„og vexed tliis community, and the restoration of good will, business confidence and activity, and general prosperity. Sherman Explains. Washington, March 15. —Secretary Sher man said today tiiat he supposed liis state ment published in regard to the purchase of bonds, was as clear as language could make it, hut it seems that reports were put in circu lation feat lie intended to buy a large aoiouut of bonds in excess of surplus revenue after providing for expenditures and accruing in terest on the public debt in the purchase of bonds which in the present state of receipts and expenditures would amount to about ten million dollars per weeek. Heretofore tlie amount of bonds purchased lias been deter mined hy tlie actual receipts and expenditures on the day of purchase, hut it is sufficient to say it is not likely to exceed two million dol lars per week. He will not in any case pay more than Die market price nor impair in any way the redemption fund. of at Wheeling, (W. Va.,) March 16__This morning a difficulty occurred between the Baltimore & Ohio telegraph aiitlioiities and the Western Union line. It is claimed that tlie Western Union cut the wires of the Baltimore & Ohio on the poles on Market street, formerly operated hy the Atlantic & Pacific Company. The B. & O. Telegraph Company replaced tlie wires and then cut the wires of the W. U. Company on the Atlantic & Pacific poles, which they claimed were placed there without their knowledge or con sent. Tlie matter will probably he thrown into tlie court» for settlement. Pottsvii.i.e, Pa., March 10.—At tlie Ham mond colliery tliis morning, just after the men had gone into the shaft to work, word came up that tlie gangways had caved in and imprisoned about twenty miners. Tlie men in tlie adjacent breast came up as swiftly as they could possibly be hoisted, while others descended to rescue their companions. All escaped except Martin McDonald, who was mortally injured. The wildest excitemeut prevailed. London, March 16.—Tn the House of Lords to-day, Lords Oranmore and Browne, Liberal Conservatives, inquired whether it was not the duty of tlie Premier tc take measures to stop meetings held with tlie avowed object of inciting tenants to tiie non-payment of their just debts. Beaeonsfield said he thought it unnecessary to apply to Parliament for fresh powers, as he understood tlie rent demonstrations were declining. Tlie peace preservation act will expire shortly, and now Parliament will either repeal it or if necessary, grant lresh powers. IBs letter to Marlborough, as a letter from one lord to another, he said required no explanation. Chicago, March 16. —Tlie lrisli-American Republican Clubs of this city liave issued an address setting forth the importance of the forthcoming Presidential convention, in view of tlie high-handed proceedings in Congress, in Maine and in the Southern States, by w hich tlie Democrats seek to gain power in spite of the result of elections, and calling a National- American Republican Irish conven tion, to assemble tu some central position, probably Cincinnati, after tlie Republican National convention, to ratify tlie nomina tion of tlie Republican party, and to issue an address to their countrymen, appoint a na tional committee and form a compact national organization. New Y'ork, March 16.—A Paris special tliis evening says: The great event of the season here was tlie grand ball and reception given by tlie Chinese ambassador and suite last night. It is doubtful whether Parisian society lias ever hail a similar surprise and such a novel treat. The affair came off at. the magnificent hotel of tlie embassy within a short distance of tlie Arc de Triomphe. It was au event of tlie most unique and inter esting character, and was attended by notables ot the diplomatic, political, literary and artistic world. There could not liave been less than 1,606 people present. Chicago, March 16.—Tlie following is General Sherman's endorsement on tlie rec ommendation of tlie members of tlie general court martial in tlie case of Major Reno, and of the concurring recommendation of tlie department commander: "It is respectfully recommended that tlie sente tic« of the court be moderated to a suspension from command for the space of one year with a loss of pay, and tiiat during such suspension Major Reno be confined to tlie limits of tlie post where the headquarters of liis regiment may be, and tiiat he be reduced live files—to tlie list of a Major of cavalry." Richmond, Va., March 16.—Heavy rains have swollen all tlie tributaries of tlie James river above here, amt a serious flood is feared. Tlie merchants in the lower part of the city are removing their goods. Th« river at Lynchburg lias risen about six feet, and is yet rising. The Roanna river at Cliarlottsville is also rising rapidly. Moihi.e, March 16.—Specials from Rome and Selma say that tiie overflows seriously threaten botli towns, and the indications point to a wotsc flood in Selma than in '71 or '75 - At Rome water is in tlie battery room of tlie Western Union Telegraph Company, and is still rising. Washington, March 16.—The House committee on ways and means decided io devote next week to several questions invol ving changes in the tariff laws and will hold daily meetings until they are disposed of. Montgomery, March 16.—The rains for the past five days liave been very heavy, and tlie Alabama river is out of its banks. No j damage is reported to any railroads centering ' here. It is now turning cold.