Newspaper Page Text
ltd did call MINOR ITEMS. — (From Friday's Dally | L ,if dust, and no street sprinkler, faped Urower has not been captured j snowing In the adjacent mountains |»y. Ufers of real estate and mining proper kite active. light of Arva" and "l'addy Miles" at |'j Hall to-night. t a number of frelgnt outfits from the 1 terminus unloaded at di Herein, house lity yesterday. (asslng the city for subscriptions to I8(|ue Butte" is resulting in obtaining Irders for the work. i o'clock this morning Judge Wilcox Lide the Keunicott case, so far as the Lf an examining magistrate go. |g to an extraordinary pressure on our sumch local matter, of an interesting L, is crowded out of this morning's : Marsh is executing a fine map of Inpauy and Philips lodes, located in |lfax district, Madison county. The I lie forwarded to London, England. iMarslial Warfield has appointed Elias I policeman for Butte. Mr. Lytle was ■v a deputy sheriff of Deer Lodge land is up to the duties of a polieo lendalc correspondent says : "There umber of cases of cerebro-spinal men in Glendale, of a severe form." No this dangerous disease are reported Icily or in the vicinity. [From Sunday's Da!ly.| cook is wanted. See advertise week just closed was one of_quiel and i Butte. lie was arraigned before the Police kesterday. ■Alice Company's shipment of bullion ]ay was valued at $8,112. ard of County Commissioners will Lspeci&I session to-morrow, Monday. Iiuxiliary branch of the Laud League lid its regular monthly meeting this, 1, evening, at Owsley Hall. poplar Grove picnic goes off to-day, fun commencing at 10 o'clock this ies that look like as if they were cul- oii the north side of the North Pole, ale in tlie Butte market, ii Bros, having recently- opened their g store, on Main street, respectfully »share of the public patronage, eturu of the Katie Putnam Comedy jy is announced. The company will wo nights only at Owsley Hall, tat appearance of the eminent a cl or, McWade, will he to-morrow night at Ball, in "Kathleen Mavourneen." - is a temporary lull in the law Irasi hich enables tbe respectable members profession to recite good ones, and abuse each other. elegant and commodious private res in Butte aie nearing completion, but i of finishing is greatly retarded owing ireity of building material, in and examine tlie special bargains .»nd boys' clothiug at E. L. Bonner on Main street. They are offering best goods at the lowest prices, mines operated in Butte and the e vicinity are looking unexeeption II, and the ore-produet for the week d lias been fully qp to the average out for the full-page mammoth ad mut of Sauds & Boyce that will up the next issue ol the Daily Miner. ■dluary inducements will be offered at taaimual closing out sale, g the past week there has been ntth tti chronicling in relation to the cur ints of iuterest in tlie slock market, it there has been some inquiry about tic. 1 has yet been heard of iieitie, tlie 1 who was missed In Butte some ince, under ciicumstances that created »cion that (he man had bet-u foully »h and killed. i* insignificant sum of $2.00 a man is 'J »ith a fiiled-out poor-tax receipt by ling assessor of this coiiniv. But sf i lias bought one lie couldn't pawn Mt glass of beer. want* peifectly reliable map of the nd locations of the Butte district, go :r & Baker, oh West I'ark stre-t. Tbe correct one. They have a few copies Price $2,50 apiece. »rees from texts in tlie Old will be delivered from tlie in Butte this morning and evening. * edition of Holy Writ lias not yet Ued in this locality. lining Machinery Depot. iouhle-oolumn announcement of me» Renahuwr iu another column • the public that he has opened a h East Granite street, for the sale iuds of modern mining and mill kihinery, Mr. Renshaw is the n all the leading manufacturers ng machinery on the Coast and Bast, and is fully prepared to de achinery at the very lowest rates. tensive experience ill handling : machinery in Utah and else has made him thoroughly famil | kj n< j 8 u f machinery, and he is 'pared to supply miners and mill th all kinds. From Sunday's Datly.j THE MINES. How Some of the Mines are Open ing and Yielding. The Moulton— Alice — Lexington — Magna Charta —Acquisition —Valdemere. ■2m . ,• tlK MOULTON. Sinking the main three-compartment shaft of the Moulton mine is stopped, temporarily, at 400 feet deep, awaiting tbe completion of a water-tuffk and pumpstation. Workmen are busy putting in tlie tauk and building 1 lie station, which will take several days to finish. Probably wilhiu a week the sinking of the shaft will be resumed. The cross-cut to the south at the 300-foot level is passing through a alloua vein of ore, and fourteen feat of ore, slightly mixed with -Creaks of granite, lias been opened. This cross-cut is now in over 120 feet, and will be run until the main Moulton vein is tapped. At the 200-foot level the work is confined to station-cutting. Tlie 40-stauip Moulton mill is raised and the building will be inclosed in a few days more. Tbe pan and settler frames aro ready for raising and workmen have commenced fram ing the ballet y timbers. Seventy men are employed in building the mill, which wilt be completed as rapidly as circumstances will permit. Twenty-one rods of the Moulton water ditch are finished daily, including the putting in of flumes. The heaviest part of the work is done, and tlie ditcli will be in a condition to carry water in three «eeks. ALICE. Through the courtesy of Assistant-Super intendent l'reston, our reporter was enabled to obtain reliable information of the condi tion and workings of the great Alice mine. In all the levels of the mine, embracing the 700, G00,500,400,300, 200 and 100-foot levels, tbe ore-bodies are presenting a good appear ance and they are yielding ore, dally, fully up to the regular standard of Alice ore. At the 700-foot level there is little variation in tbe quality of the ore. At the 300-foot level a large body of high-grade ore is opened up and a force of tweuty-eight men are at work extracting. Every portion of the mine is re ported to be in prime condition. The Alice company is now employing a combined force of 257 men, whose daily wages amounts to $035 per diem—or at the rate of $331,&75 for the year. LEXINGTON. The mTin double shaft of the Lexington miue is being dropped in fine shape, and Hie daily average'deplh attained in sinking is sat factory. Yesterday the shaft was down over 175 leet. The rock was moderately haid, but yielded freely to blasting- The water is, as yet, light, and is not incieasing in volume perceptibly- Cross-cutting to the north will not he commenced until 300 feet has been bot tomed. At the old whim incline shaft of tlie Lexington, a good quality of free-milling ore is coming out daily. The work is confined to sloping, in two places, in the east level, dis tant from the shaft, at. the furthest point, about 400 feet. At both places the ore body is look ing finely, which is nothing new for the Lex ington mine. MAGNA CHARTA. Much activity is displayed at the various workings of the Magna Charta mine, well known as the property of the Alice company. Sinking of the main shaft is suspended for the lime being, but the cross-cut which is be ing driven to tlie north to tap the vein is pushed ahead, at the 300-foot level, under special conti act for running, and the cut is being advanced with a fair degree of progress. Stoping ore in the drifts of the 200-foot level continues daily. At the 100-foot, or adit level, an excellent quality of manganese ore is coming out. ■ Sinking on the vein struck iu the grade for tlie Howland Pulverizer is de veloping a fine vein of high-grade free-mill ing ore. From this chute a large supply of ore can be expeditiously extracted. ACQUISITION. On Saturday the double compartment slia:t of the Acquisition mine iiad reached a depth of 140 feet, having been sunk about fiiteeu feet in the last week. 1 he rock is moderately soit, and the tramp has noextia amount of water to raise. Nooie is being taken from the old openings of Lhe mine, and none will be until the vein is tapped by a cross cu* from th» 200 foot level, which will be established as soon as the shat', can be j dropped down. VALDKMEIIK. The Alice Company is opening the Vaide mere claim, on the Rainbow Ridge, to the east of tlie Alice and Magna Charta mines A abaft, lias been started down on tlie vein, and one shift is employed iu sinking. Tlie vein is oponiug splendidly and is yielding ore of a high grade. But little more than surface work lias been done, as the shaft is only down a few feet. Tbe surface indications arc fa vorable, and the vein grows better as it is followed down. The Accident at the Moulton Mine. R. R. Keane, the unfortunate miner who wus injured in the Moulton mine, still lives, although he continues very low. It appears, from careful inquiry, that the accident was beyond the reach of ordinary foresight. The foreman of the mine, Mr. Charles O'Neil, is one of the most competent miners in Montana. He carefully guarded against all proba ble danger,'and ten minutes before the accident occurred he cautioned the min ers engaged in timbering close to the face of the drift where the peice of gran ite broke loose from to use all possible care to make everything snug and se cure. Keane, it is said, quit the mines in the Black Hills because he considered working in them dangerpus, and within three weeks after commencing work in the mines here he met with an accident that is likely to prove fatal. From Saturday's Dally. ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Laying the Corner Stone-Interest ing Ceremonies. As previously aunounced the interesting ceremony of laying the corner stone of St. John's Episcopal Church, on the corner of Idaho and Broadway streets, took place yes terday, commencing at 10 o'clock a. m. Tbe Episcopal congregation, headed by Bishop Brewer, the Episcopal Bishop for Montana, formed hi procession and marched around tlie foundation •f the new edifice. On reaching the northeast corner the cus tomary and appropriate services of the Epis copal Uhurcb were read by Bishop Brewer, who was assisted by Bev. Mr. Hutchings of Deer Lodge, ami Bev. Mr. TilloUm, rector of the church in this city. This part of the service w as followed by tlie singing of a beau tiful hymn by Miss Lincoln, Miss Feghtly and Mr. Speck, with Miss Lincoln as organist. Bev. Mr. Hutchings delivered a short intro ductory address, which was followed by an eloquent and fitting address by the officiating Bishop. The addresses were listuned to a' tenttvoly. The exercises closed with the singing ot select music and prayer. The articles de posited in the stone were first put iu a box which was placed iu a cavity cut in the cor ner stone, and consisted of one copy of the Holy Scriptures ; one prayer book ; one copy of The Churchman ; one copy of The Living Church ; a copy of tbe service used at the ceremonies ; one copy each of the daily Miner and Inter Mountain; a paper contain ing a history of the parish, name of tin- Bish op of tlie diocese, names of the clergymen present at the service, names of the church committee of St. John's Episcopal Church, names of the building committee, name of the architect and the names of the builders, besides a number of pieces of coin and cue reney. LYNCHED. Tom Stewart Swings for a Double Murder. Last week the Miner published an ac count of the murder of Mrs. Armstrong and Mr. Moreau, near Fort Shaw, and tlie burn ingot the house they occupied. The double murder was committed for tlie purpose of robbery, and a man named Tom Stewart was suspected. A special dispatch to tlie Helena Herald, from Fort Shaw of the 4th, gives tlie following particulars of the lynching: " Tom Stewart, who murdered Mrs. Arm ■ strong and Mr. Morgan, is no more. He was found hanging to a tree with his neck broken. The girls being separately taken into a party of men of fiiteeu or more, recognized him at once as the man who killed their mother. He also had in his possession a pair of blankets which were recognized by Mr. Morgan's hired man, who was in tlie moun tains after wood at tlie time of the murder. He also had one hundred dollars which the sou of Mrs. Armstrong says was all the money there was in the house and recognized among it two twenty dollar silver notes. When the girls pointed to him and said 'that, is tlie man who killed my mother,' he could not conceal his guilt, and said, '1 have noth ing more to sav.' Mr. Armstrong is at Fort McLeod and young Mr. Armstrong was on the round-up at Morgan was sleeping up stairs and was killed first. After his guilt was positively estab lished, Mr. Hamilton, with two oilier men, started to Benton with the murderer and were overtaken by fifteen men who took tlie prisoner from them and executed tlie 'lynch law' sentence." » Installation of Officers. At a regular meeting of Fidelity Lodge No. 8, I. O. O. F., held in their hall, last evening, the following officers were installedj for the ensuing term : John F. Leaver, N. G. A. G. Witter, V. G. B. M. Anderson, See. HenrytJacnbs, Treas. J. K. Bordeaux,.l'er. Sec. J. Mendelsohn, (ion. Geo. 1'liilpot, B. 8. X. G. , John Hickson, L. S. N. G. Win. G. Stark, L. S. V. G. A. W. Jamison, B. S. S. Samuel Tonkyns, L. S. S. Daniel Cameron, 1. G. Henry Guyer, O. G. Two of the appointed officers not being present their installation w as deferred until the uext regular meeting of the Lodge. Withdrawn. Mr. Sara Scott informs us that owing to pressing business engagements, which pre clude tue possibility of his devoting the nec essary time to the sale of tickets, lie is reluct antly compelled to withdraw his florae, Billy Grant, from the raffia which has been adver tised to come off in the near future. Mr. Scott has refunded all tlie purchase money for tickets, w ith the exception of one or two, which will be settled this morning. Mr. S. says he will give the boys a chance for Billy at tlie Territorial Fair, where he will trot in the "free-for-all" race. Due notice will he given of the luture raffle. CHOSEN FRIENDS. Organization of a Large Council in Butte. \ I I Oil last Wednesday evening Comet Coun cil No. 2, Ü. C. F., was organized in this city, by Dr. W. S. Wright, Deputy Supreme Coun- ! cillor, with tlie following ©fticers aud over | one hundred charter members : I W. Egbert Smith, Past Chief Councillor. L. E. Holmes, Chief|Couucillor. Mrs. Eliza A. Gillett, Duplicate Chief C lr. J. M. Venable, Vice Councillor. Rev. J- J. Garvin, Prelate. Rev C. O Tillotson, Duplicate Prelate. F. Gilber, Recorder. W. W. Chapman, Financier. W. F. Shanley, Treasurer Fred J. Taylor, Marshal. , Mrs. Cordelia Friday, Warden. William Porter, Guard. William M. Scott, Sentry. Drs. L. E. Holmes and Eliza A. Gillett, Medical Examiners. Henry McMurphey, J. D. Fox and W. F. Sinsel, Trustees. From Friday's Dally. WEDDING- BELLS. Marriage of Mr. Pau» iok Clark and Miss Mary Stack, of Waikerville. At 8 o'clock yesterday morning an in teresting event which had been exact ed for some time came off at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in this city, in the marriage of Mr. Patrick Clark, assist ant superintendent of the Moulton mine and Miss Mary Stack, a beautiful and accomplished young lady of Waiker ville. Rev. Father Dohls, of the church of this city,officiated. Miss Ella Stack, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and Mr. John O'Farrel, as groomsman. After the ceremony the wedding party, in a line of carriages, returned to Wftlk erville, where® sumptuous bridal break fast awaited them. The happy couple were the recipients of hearty congratu lations from a host of admiring friends and neighbors who joined in wishing them a long and prosperous life of unal loyed happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Clark departed yesterday on a wedding tour to California, taking with them the well wishes of a large circle of friends. The wedding presents were numerous, rich and of elegant design. We will publish a list of the presents to-morrow. Alice Band. Notice is hereby given that the Alice Band is governed by no other band, either in the price for its services or the manner of doing , its business. It is thoroughly independent | and will continue to do its business on an in dependent basis. It makes itsown terms for ; the music it furnishes and challenges any other band in the territory to compete with it in excellence, fine uniform, superior instru ■ ments, practice and drill. Joseph Basanko. ('entreville, July 7lb, 1881. It. Order of Chosen Friends. As may be seen in another column, Comet Council No. 2, O. C. F., was organized on tlie evening of the 7th inst., with a member ship of over 100 members. Dr. W. S. W.right, D. S. C., has labored faithfully in the inter est". of this order, and we are pleased to slate has succeeded in organizing a Council that counts among iis m mbers some of our lead ing citizens. We congratulate the Doctor in his success and wish the order prosperity in the future. GERMAN GULCH. Placer Mining Operations----The Quartz Prospects. Tiras far this summer die placer mines of German Gulch have been successfully work ed, but the head of water is getting low now. Three companies o» white men have been operating in the gulch, and six companies of Chinamen, scattered up and down the gulch, have been steadily at work. McCleery, Slone & Laorin have made a partial clean-up, of the head boxes of their flume, taking out about $2,000. This com pany will probably take out $0,000 for the season, but as the head of water is weaken ing, the amount of ground die company will lie able to wasli oil' far the season will he limited. Smith & Emerson, working a claim at die upper end of the gulch have been doing welll this summer. Their ground has averaged $50 a day to three men working—or nearly one oin.ee per day to the man employed. Perry Beal & Co., for the amount of work dime, have made good money. Most of the season they have worked to great disadvan tage, having to contend with the boulders and tailings coming down from the claim above. Their ground is good, and when they are able to work it to advantage will pay hand somely. LINT OF LEITEKS Remaining in the Biute postofflee amt adver tised July Anthony Paul August Julius Barker David Berbridge Ralph Biggs Hiram Hrusoahan C irnett Alsc \V C.n ; D Clifford S A Comptai J as Currie J R De my Robt M Dutee John Dryden M P Kckstad. Chas Feliham Miss Kate Foley Fat'I; Bates Austin B I Geary Daniel Ulllan Wm I Griffin James Hayden Jas J Hale John Heimessy Miehuel Helberg F Hill A I) Homes Miss Helle Irwin Miss Johnson Sanford Johnson S K J udge Michael Kelsey J K I ley G Kineatd Mrs J A Lancaster J W Lead» Mrs L M Lenwood Miss Mollit LIndernian Mrs A J Masters A A Mansfield Jeremiah J/enser *W H Meagher Henry Montague M 8 McLeod Wm ! McKenney M | Mcltee* Joe I olive*?Anine Barker H Phillips Geo Poster W H Kell ley — Robert Dominic »Saties John Sherburne J C Sorenson Jos Smith Henry Smith Wm H »Stanford Jno Toy Richa'd Toleman Geo C Walker Mrs Mary White Mrs kosh Williams T R Warren & Spinger Wilson J R Andrew Thos Bartly Francit Bacon Minnie Uettinson Mrs D Boulet Jos Bull G H Cadigan James ULriMnmn L U Clark J H Cowan J E Densmore N T Demers J E Do 1 ten John Dysart F k* Erickson Alice Fitzgerald Jus H J Gallagher Michael Gelena John Gilmore Wm Guthrie Thos J Graham E E llaotleyf acob M Hess M E Hendricks V Herst Harry Ii Hill Mrs M T Hughes Terence Jackson F Jones H A Joues Mrs N Kennard F K Kerrigan Mrs A C Kirby David Laçai lie Miss E Lheureux Leon Lee E G Lethlean Jos Lyons Henry Mahone E«1 Melville Harry « Mesiek V T -Woge lberg g W Moore G W Me Ken nan Archie McDonald W 8 McDonald Jas McOjnnellJ M Odgers Sami O'Rourk. Mrs Cha« Peters Mrs Lizzie Pyle A Appleby lluinnan John J Rock John W Kurin Mollie »Sanders J Ji »Shoneburger Wm Stanhack Miss Mary Smith Mrs Smith C C Thomas D,. R T IVrhune C R Wear Joe Watkins H Williams Thos Wluslett Afrs Mary E Wilson Jno Wilson J R Persons calling for the above letters will please say advertised. W. EGBERT SMITH, P. M. ! j ; \ ! 1 j I fFrom Saturday's Dally.] THE GLENDALE CAMP. Operations and Prospeots of the ^ Hecla Consolidated Mining Company. The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company is again in full blast, employing about 350 men. The. company last January at their an nual stockholder's meeting increased tlie capi tal stock from $750,000 to $1,500,000. The general rumor afloat in Montana last January, that the company was in bad condition, was un doubtedly well founded for we learn although tlie management took out of tlie mines each year for two years $1,000,0*0, still it came out iu debt last January something like $75,000. The stockholders last January theretore telt that the trouble was uot in the mines but in the managemeut and so tlie position of general manager was offered to Mr. H. Knippeuberg of Indianapolis, and, although but a young man, he was regarded as one of the most prominent business men of Indianapolis. Duder the circumstances, considering the condition of the business, Mr. Knippenberg did not decide to accept the position until Smirch 1st and after receiving the assurance of Mr. Noah Armstrong, the founder ot the Hecla Company, of his confidence and co-op eaalionifhe would accept. Mr. Knippenberg in assuming the responsi ble position of general manager of tbe Hecla Company, at once began reorganizing matters in a business like way. James Parfet was ap pointed superintendent of all the mines. Mr. G. G. Earle was appointed superintendent of the reduction works. Mr. C. A. Hoyt, of , 0malia) Neb ., waä engaged as assayer. Mr | y e0i Conway, of Indianapolis, was ap poinled bookkeeper and cashier, ; The system of keepin g two sets of books, j one a t Indianapolis and one at Glendale, was j rP g arde( i by the new manager as being com j p n ca t e( j ) 80 the eastern books were abolished in of of and tlie books of the company are now kept at Glendale. A system of daily statements for the Indianapolis office was organized, showing tbe daily product aud expenses. Mr. Knippeuberg being also a practical bookkeep er, organized a system that requires just about one-half the time to keep up the business that it formerly did. The pay day of this compa ny formerly was any time after the 25th of tbe month, but Mr. Knippeuberg regarded this too long a time to keep the money of em ployers and jo ordered that every man be paid off on the 20tU of each month. On July 1st, the Hecla Company, under tlie present management, showed a most en couraging statement. The net profit from March 1st to July 1st showed a cash profit of $150,000. Mr. Knippenberg in assuming the management marked out his business policy, which we learn was as follows : 1st. Tlie debt must be paid. 2nd. A surplus of $50, 000 must be held by the treasurer. 3d. A monthly dividend of 1 per cent, paid on the present capital 3tock. All these and more have been readied by the new general man ager. He has in four months paid tlie debt, lias made li s reserve, and on July 1st paid 1 per cent.—or $15,000—dividend. This 1 per cent.—or $15,000—dividend. This surely is a fine showing, aud the stockholders of tlie Hecla Company may congratulate themselves at the fine result. We learn that Mr. Armstrong should have recently said that he regarded his stock w orth par and would hot sell it at less. Indianapolis parties own about $1,000,000 of the stock. We alto understand that Mr. Knippenberg lias said that he has not the least fear but what the 1 per cent, dividend per mouth, inaugurated July 1st, will be kept up twelve months in tlie year for some years to come and besides increase his reserve. We certainly congratulate Mr. Knippenberg and bid him welcome to our Territory. He is tlie kiml of a man we want. It is no small matter to take hold of a bankrup business and of completely robbed and gouged mines, and in four months place it on a paying basis after reserving a la;ge surplus. We are glad to learn that Mr. Knippenberg is delighted with Montana and her people so far as he has seen both. His wife and two children are with Iran at Glendale. We understand that in the matter of pur chasing of supplies, every bill is discounted for cash ; bills reaching the Glendale office one day are paid tlie next in New York ex change, aud that the system in the office of tliis company is one of the most simple, but complete, to he found anywhere. The matter of concentration is now receiv ing tlie attention of the Hecla Company. There are on tlie dump at the mines at least 30,000 tons pf ore, running from 20 to 40 oz. iu silver, and at no distant day tlie present management will have erected a concentrator with a capacity ot at least 100 tons per day. Both of tiie furnaces ate now running, pro dueiüg every twenty-four hours from twelve to fifteen tons of bullion. FORT KEOGH IN FLAMES. The Quarters of Two Companies Burned. The Helena "Independent" of tlie 8th says : "About 7:30 o'clock last evening the military telegraph operator at Fort Keogh notified the Helena office that what threatened to tie an extensive con flagration had broken out at Fort Keogh and was then raging with great fury. Two company quarters had already been destroyed, and the fire was still alto gether beyond control. A high wind was blowing, causing the liâmes to reach out toward neighboring buildings iu a way that occasioned grave fears for the safety of the post. In fact, the operator regarded the entire post as being seri ously endanger«!. No particulars of the origin of the fire were given. C. T. Meader, President of the Bell Mining Company, has gone to Balt Lake City on business connected with that company. A From Saturday'« Daily.l JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE, Judge Wilcox Discharges Kennicott from Custody. The Miner has given tlie Butte public the full text of the testimony elicited in the pre liminary examination of Prof. b. A. Kenni cott, who was charged with the shooting of Je'se B. bandera, familiarly known as 'Tex." From tlie testimony laid|before the public, through our columns, the people will be enabled to judge for themselves, and from that testimony it is safe to assume that tbe opinion of the people, as well as the decision of the examining magistrate, is that Mr. Kennicott, under the circumstauces, was fully justified in taking the life of Sanders. Tbe taking of tlie life ef a human being, at any time, is to be deplored, but there are times and emergencies when tlie commission of • homicide is absolutely unavoidable, banders was tlie aggressor, and from tbe moment the difficulty began on the sidewalk until he met his death iu the saloon he was tlie assailing party. On the contrary, all the testimony clearly showed that Mr. Kennicott avoided an encounter aud retreated quite a distance before firing the fatal shot, and that during tlie time of bis retreating be was closely pursued by banders, who continued to make threatening motions and demonstrations up to the time Kennicott fired. The testimony, iu its main points, was one-sided and favora ble to Kennicott, and even the testimony in troduced by tbe prosecution was not of a damaging character. Yesterday Judge Wilcox, on the meeting of the court, rendered his decision acquitting Kennicott. In summing np the evidence the Judge took occasion to carefully apply the testimony to the law and the law authorities, showing that when one man is threatened and pursued by another, and is in actual and imminent danger of bis life, or of receiving great bodily harm, even though the attacking party be unarmed, that self-defense, extend] ing to the killing of the assailant is justifiable, and that Kennicott in defending and protect ing himself did only that which under a cor rect interpretation of the law was necessary and justifiable. All the other other material facts connected with the case were duly weighed, and it was the decision of the court that bamuel A. Kennicott, the defend I ant, be honorably discharged and restored to freedom. Ou tilt) rendition of tiie decision of the court there was stamping of feet, clapping of hands and other demonstra'ions of approval oy the crowd ot spectators in tlie court room, in his temporary confinement Mr. Kennicott was the recipient of many acts of kindness at the hands of devoted friends, whose volunta ry work to aid in his complete exoneration he will doubtless fully appreciate- as he now stands before his fellow-meu fully acquitted of any violation of the law. ' [ j i » - ALMOST KILLED. Accident at the Moulton Mine. Yesterday morning, between 7 and 8 o'clock, a miner named E. B. Keane, who recently came to Butte fiorn the Black Ilills, met with an accident at the Moulton mine which will probably prove fatal. Keane was employed on tiie shift at work at the bottom of the main shaft, preparing to put in a set of tim bers, which would have held tlie loose rock in position, when a large piece of granite, that would weigh 500 pounds, suddenly gave way and fell about ten feet, striking Keane on tlie left hip and knocking him down. The unfortunate miner was extricated by his working companions as speedily as possible, but was almost killed. He was conveyed to the Workingmen's Hospital, where Drs. Holmes & Hendrickson examined his wounds. The ilium aud pelvic bones were broken, the iliac vein ruptured, and other injuries of minor importance. Last night Drs. Holmes & Hendrickson said there was no hope for the man's recovery and that he would not live twenty-four hours. He is a comparative stranger here, and has been in tlie employ of the Moulton Company but a sho t time. Mr. Peter Sliouing, who has been on a visit east for some time, returned to Butte day liefere vesterdav.