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Vigorous Efforts to Stamp
Out the Cattle Disease.
Washington, March 12 —The Treasury
Department is in receipt of a telegram
1'rom J. H. Sanders, Secretary-Treasurer of
the Cattle Commission, dated Chicago,
March 11, stating that he has information
that the cattle disease now prevailing
in Kansas, was carried there in the cloth
ing of two Scotchmen direct from an in
fected herd in Scotland.
Neosho FAlls, Kan., March 12.—The
quarantine committe appointed by a mass
convention yesterday, held a meeting last
night and have taken all possible precau
tion to stop the infection of herds and
premises. A herd in Coffey county has
been placed in the charge of A. S. "\ an
Nordesbrand, who will, under direction of
the committee, preserve a strict quarantine.
A herd some miles west of here on Owl
creek, has been placed under the charge of
(i. B. Inge. One new herd is reported in
fected to-day. It is thought that the com
mittee will be able to enforce strict com
pliance with their regulations for a few
days, but as it has no legal authority the
situation cannot be maintained. A United
States veterinary surgeon is busily engaged,
and gave the onunittee all the aid in his
Caldwell, Kansas, March 12.—The
second annual meeting of the Cherokee
Strip Line Stock Association convened in
this city to-day. Three hundred cattle
men were in attendance, who represent
about thirty million dollars in cattle. '
President Miller opened the convention i
with a speech concerning the foot and !
mouth disease in this State, and urged the
convention to adopt strong resolutions con
cerning the suppression of the same, and
also called attention to the National Live ,
Stock Convention to be held at St. Ixinis ;
this season. The convention adopted res- 1
olutions requesting that the governor call
a special session of the Legislature to en- j
act laws and provide means to stamp out
the disease.
A resolution was also passed instructing
the (ward of directors of the Association to
appropriate money sufficient to pay for five
car-loads of Bluff creek, Summer county,
Kansas, corn, and have it immediately
shipped to sufferers from the Ohio valley
Chicago, March 13.—Rumors are pub
lished of the appearance of the foot and
month disease in Effingham county, Ills.,
but the one or two isolated animals
which were supposed to be affected when
visited failed to show the tomtoms of the
real contagion and no alarm is yet felt.
Governor Hamilton, of this State, has
been urged by the Wyoming Stock-growere
Association to quarantine the cattle ol'tbis
State against infected cattle in Kansas,
and he declares he will issue a proclama
tion to that effect within a day or two.
Neosho Falls, Kan., March 13. —Sev
eral new cases of the mouth ^ id foot dis
ease are reported to-day. Onv. new herd is
affected and it appears to he spreading
rapidly in Pribencw's herd, and as he has
sold several head since the disease ap
8000 heur
of other herds being affected.
The Commissioner of Agriculture has
dispatched an eminent veterinary surgeon
from Washington. Dr. Holcomb has gone
to Eyon county to examine the infected
herds near Hartford.
TOPEKA, Kan., March 13. —In obedience
to an almost universal demand from evry
part of the State, and in view of the enor
mous interest at stake, Governor Click has
iL't'ii rul n I in in liiniorwin oAnvoiiirwr t ho I anna.
issued a proclamation convening the Legis
lature in special session March 18th, to
consider the cattle plague uovv existing in
several counties of the State, known as the
foot and mouth disease, and to adopt meas
ures wherby it may he absolutely stamped
out. The Governor says there are $50,000,
000 worth of cattle an $23,000,000 worth of
sheep iu Kansas.
Chicago, March 14.—Advices received
here to-day are to the effect that the foot
and mouth disease has appeared near
Wapello, Louisa county, Iowa. Nothing
additional lias been learned regarding the
situation near Effingham, 111., hut the i
State veterinary surgeon aud experts have j
gone to the scene, who are expected to re
port to-morrow.
Springfield, III., March 14.— in view j
of the alarm in regard to the cattle disease |
the following dispatch, signed by a large j
number of cattle meu, was sent to Ixigan !
and Cnllom this evening:
"The undersigned, cattle breeders of j
Central Illinois, respectfully urge upon you I
the importance of the passage of the j
animal industry bill as it came from the j
National Cattle Breeders' convention, and i
urgently request you to work for the pas
sage of the same as introduced by Senator |
Miller. The House amendment practi- ;
eally destroys the usefulness of the tueas- J
use and prevents action iu cases of emer- |
geney, such as now exist in Illinois and !
Kansas City, March 14.—A special to
the Times from Jefferson City says: State
Auditor Walker received a letter dated
yesterday from Thomas C. Campbell, of
Kirksville, Adair county, in Northeastern
Missouri, stating that the foot and month
disease has appeared among the cattle in
that vicinity.
Neosho Falls, Kan., March 16.—The
Quarantine Committee ordered the killing
and burning of seven head of cattle out at
Owl Creek. There are two Denver sur
geons here experimenting with cures. The
editors of the Toronto Topic, Yates Centre
Xeum and Bnrlington Independent —none of
whom have seen the infected herds—pro
nounce it not the foot and month disease
at all. The Secretary of the Quarantine
Committee was instructed to correspond
with the different division superintendents
of the roads near here and ask them to re
quire a health hill from the committee
before receiving cattle for shipment.
Quarantine is rigidly enforced and there is
no danger that the disease will spread
from any of the herds now known to be
Chicago, March 16.—A special from
Springfield, 111., says that Gov. Hamilton
to-day received dispatches from Prof. Mor
row, of the State Agricultural University,
and Dr. N. H. Paaren, State Veterinarian, i
saying that there were no cases of the foot j
and rmatfa disease in Effingham county,
this snHT
Washington, March 17.—A telegram
was received by the Treasury Department
to-day from J. H. Sanders, Secretary
Treasurer of the Cattle Commission, saying
that the experts sent by the commission
pronounce the alleged outbreak among the
cattle in Illinois is not the foot and mouth
disease. Dr. lyowe, of the Cattle Commis
sion has gone to Kansas to investigate the
reported appearance of the foot and mouth
disease there.
Important Decision.
Washington, March 17.—Among the
decisions of the United States Supreme
Court to-day was one relating to the duties
and responsibilities of United States Mar
shals and their snreties in the case of Geo.
J. Lemmon et al. against Louis Fusitr
et al., executors, in error of the United
States District Court of Nevada. The
court holds that the taking by a United
States Marshal upon a writ of attachment
on a mesne process against one person of
property of another is a breach of the
condition of his official bond, for which
his sureties are liable. The judgment of
the lower court was affirmed.
Northern Pacific Railroad Lands.
Washington, March 15.—Circulars
from the northwest bave recently been dis
tributed amoDg Congressmen in which the
charge is made that the Northern Pacific
Railroad company is extorting from
tiers on its lands a higher price per acre
than offered them by a resolution of the
>e * !
j company's board of directors. The North
era Pacific officials now in this city deny
[ positively that the company has broken
' faith with settlers on railroad lands. They
1 say that the resolution of the Northern
Pacific Board referred to was adopted No
vember 18, 1879, when the road had not
been constructed between the Missouri iu
Dakota and the Columbia river in Wash
ington Territory, a distance of about 1,200
miles. For the greater part of this dis
tance government land surveys had not
been made and settlers were deterred from
going into the country in advance of the
huildiDg of the road by the b ar that when
the surveys should he made they might
find their improvements on railroad lands
and he forced to pay a higher price for the
land. To quiet this apprehension and en
courage settlement the company gave as
surance to settlers that in case their quar
ter section claims should prove to lie rail
road land they would only be required to
pay the same price per acre as demanded
by the government for proem^ tion claims,
namely: $2.50, with an addition of ten cents
per acre to cover the cost of surveys and
conveyance. The resolution
assurance afMud only to
lands and c^flksly excepted coal, iron
and timber lauds and lands required for
townsites, and in connection with the op
eration of the road. Subsequently, as the
road progressed and agricultural sections
near the line were surveyed so that set
tlers could select government or railroad
lauds at their option, the policy of the
company was changed and a system adopt
ed of examining the lands and grading
giving this )
Of this change the company gave extensive
public notice. Bnt the resolution of 1879
is still in three so far as settlers are con
cerned who have the right to claim its
them in price on the basis of thsir value. I
Unequal R. R. Tariff.
Minneapolis, March 17.—The new
freight schedule on the Northern Pacific
has provoked adverse criticism among
! business men. The Board of Trade this
morning considered the subject ad adopted
' the following resolution :
Resolved, By the Board of Trade of Min
neapolis, that the new schedule rates on
j the Northern Pacific railroad, by which
, the same tariff is charged upon many
articles of freight from Minneapolis and
I St. Paul to points on that road as from
I New York, is an injustice of so heinous
1 character as to amount to a flagrant wrong,
I and this hoard asks that the new tariff be
! abrogated forthwith and the old tariff, or
! one equivalent he restored ; and the com
, mit tee of this hoard on railroads is hereby
I requested to bring it to the attention of the
! officers of the Northern Pacific and urge
! immediate action thereon,
i In compliance with this resolution the
Committee on Railroads go to St. Paul this
: a ft ernoon for a conference with the Cham
! her of Commerce of that city. Copies of
the resolution were sent to President Har
ris and Vice President Oakes, of the North
ern Pacific.
St. PAUL, March 17.—The St. Paul and
Minneapolis boards of trade having acted
on a protest from the Spokane Falls board
on freight discrimination of the Northern
Pacific in favor of New York and Portland
merchants, the officials of the Northern
, pacific ex ' plain that they are forced to
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make equal rates from St. Paul and Minne
! apolis to Spokane as from New York, on
[ account of ocean freight tariffs. They ex
plain that for years past Portland mer
| chants have been receiving freight h y the
ocean route, and that they are bound now
to furnish them rates in eompetitiou as
cheap as ever. St. Paul and Minneapolis
houses find it useless to try and compete
with Portland merchants to Spokane for
the reason named. That city has some
firms that carry as heavy stocks as those
in this locality. The Northern Pacific is,
therefore, compelled to make cheap through
rales from New York which are lower than
from St. Paul and Minneapolis to Portland
with local rates added eastward therefrom
to Spokane, but the officials do not make
discriminating rates against this trade
where they are not obliged to compete
with ocean rates. For instance, their
freight figures to Granite, Idaho, from Port
land 421 miles, or 1,490 west of St. Paul,
are such that Portland merchants cannot
possibly compete with St. Paul and Minne
apolis in selling goods. The Northern Pa
cific officials say they are doing all in their
power to make their tariffs equal. To this
end they are gathering facts and figures
from all sources bearing upon them, to be
formulated in figures that shall have due
regard to the interests of the merchants
and road, hut in the meantime the Board
of Trade of Minneapolis and Chamber of
Com me ice of St. Paul, are protesting
against discrimination.
New York, March 18. —Robert Harris,
President of the Northern Pacific, says,
respecting the resolution of the Minneapo
lis Board of Trade, that he had tele
graphed Vice President Oakes to give the
matter complained of every consideration
and to do what was advisable.
Railroad Tronbles.
Youngstown, O., March 16.— Last night
the employes of the New York, Pennsyl
vania & Ohio railway relaid the switches,
frogs, etc., torn np in the afternoon by the
Pittsburg, Cleveland & Toledo men where
the roads cross at H axle ton near here, and
then they ripped up about 500 feet of the
Pittsburg, Cleveland & Toledo track and
placed two large locomotives so as to block
each end which was torn np. The Pitts
burg, Cleveland & Toledo ran a train of
fiat cars loaded with rails into an obstruct
ing engine and a conflict between the men
of each road seemed inevitable for some
hoars. All are said to have been armed.
The court granted an order restraining the
New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio from
farther work until a hearing to-morrow.
The sheriff was obliged to make several
arrests before order could be enforced, and
a box car was made to serve for a tempor
ary jail Excitement ran high, but every
thing is quiet now. The Pittsburg, Cleve
land & Toledo had a force of men at work
to-day relaying the tracks torn up.
Running on Time.
St. Paul, March 15.—From official
sources it is learned „that the weather is
agaiu pleasant along the railroad lines and
all trains are rnnning on time. The
Browns Valley branch of the Manitoba &
' Devils Lake extension is not yet free
from the snow blockade, but will be soon.
Unlawful Fencing of Fnblic Lands.
Washington, March 17. — The
Secretary of the Interior sent the
Senate to-day information concerning un
authorized fencing in of public lands. It
shows the general fact of the existence
upon a large scale, and to an unknown ex
tent, of unanthorized fencing of public
lands, the manner in which it is done, and
the purpose and effect of the enclosures.
The Secretary is satisfied, from informa
tion received, that the practice of illegally
fencing public land is extensive through*
oat the grazing regions.
The Pacific Express Thief in Custody
and Upwards of 980,000 Re
Milwaukee, Wis., March 13.— Prentiss
! Teller,'the Pacific Express Company's agent
a £ Louis, who decamped with nearly
$100,000 a few days ago, was arrested at 10
o'clock this morning by Milwaukee detec
tives and $80,000 of the stolen money was
recovered. The young man looked like a
tramp, with a small mustache, brown hair,
slight built, unobtrusive features and about
135 pounds weight. He liought a trunk at
the store of Uaryeles, Schram & Co. Tues
day, and asked to have it shipped to G. H.
Pachen, Detroit, Mich. He left a valise,
which be asked to have placed inside the
trunk to save him the trouble of carrying
it. When about to put the valise in the
trunk the clerk dropped it, the clasps burst
asunder and the bulging contents rolled
out upon the floor. On gathering up the
bundles he found them wrapped in Pacific
Express Company's labels, and a closer ex
amination disclosed that every package
contained a prize, the total amounting to
nearly $90,000. The police were notified
and with a description of the man traced
him to a cheap boarding house iu the
third ward, but he was not at home. They
found his trunk and seized it, as boarding
house people was frequently out all night.
The police continued searching the city,
thinking that he must be on a spree. This
morning he returned to the trunk store to
ask about his valise and was arrested. He
has been at the Third Ward boarding house
since March 8th, but it is not known
whether or not he has boarded anywhere
else before that. Besides the money there
was a large amount of valuable jewelry in
the valise. The money was placed in the
Merchants Exchange Bank.
The arrest of Prentice Teller caused a
great crowd to gather at the Central
Market Police Court, but the prisoner was
careiully guarded and could lie interviewed
only very briefly. Tie was loud in saying
that he had no accomplice, bnt at the
same time added that it remained for the
campany to prove that he stole the money.
He was very happy and proposed to the
police that they should open the doors
and charge the crowd an admission price
to see him as a curiosity. He was identi
fied by the Chicago and St. Louis agents
who were in the city, having been called
op from Chicago last night when the
money was found.
St. Louis, March 14. —Prentice Teller,
the Pacific Express robber, arrived here
this morning in charge of a detective. He
was driven immediately to the Lindell
hotel, where General Manager Moesman, of
the Pacific Express, and Assistant General
Manager Shepherd, of the United States
Express, were in waiting. All took break
fast together in a private room. The morn
ing was passed in questioning Teller and
comparing the company's books. When
this is finished, Teller will be given over to
the Dolice.
A Bank Teller Defaults
St. Louis. March 14.—It transpired very
late last night that Frederick J. Detrich,
teller in the Laclede Bank, in this city, is
a defaulter to the amount of about $30,000.
It appears that Detrich left the city about
two weeks ago on leave of absence. Two
or three days later the defalcation was dis
covered, but has been kept quiet. The
Laclede Bank will lose nothing hy the de
falcation. Dr. Triebs, of the Fidelity and
Casulty company, is on Detrich's bond for
$20,000, and he has given his personal
bond for that amount.
St. Louis, March 14.—J. F. Dietrich,
the teller ot the Laclede Bank who embez
zled $30,000, was arrested this afternoon.
His whereabouts was discovered hy a Cost
Dispatch reporter who notified the Fidelity
and Casualty Co. representative. A search
warrant was secured, and the reporter
guided a deputy-sheriff to his brother's
house on Frauklin avenue, where the em
bezzler had been concealed for a week
A Circular from the Department ot
Washington, March 12. —The following
circular has been sent to all United Stetes
Attorneys and Marshals:
Department of Justice, i
Washington, March 12,1884. j
To District Attorneys and Marshals of the
United States :
By direction of the President, 1 have to
intorm you of reports that certain persons
are aiding in perpetrating heinous crimes
by shipping to loreigu points explosives
dangerous in the highest degree to life and
property. No proof has been adduced that
that this rumor is founded on facts, and
the Président cannot believe in its truth.
The honor of this nation, however, requires
that it should not be open to imputation,
unfounded though it he. of the slightest
appearance of tolerating snch crimes,
whether to he committed against our own
people or those of other countries. Your
attention is therefore called to sections
5353, 5345, 5355, 5278 and 4279 of the Re
vised Statutes of the United States, which
regulate the shipment of explosives and
provide for the punishment of those who
infringe upon their provisions, aud you are
instructed to be diligent in yonr efforts to
prevent the offenses prescribed, and to de
tect and prosecute those who bav# or may
commit them.
Very respectfully,
B. II. BREWSTER, Attorney General.
Mysterious Meeting.
St. Paul, March 12.—An Associated
Press special from Fargo states : It was
noted to-day that a number of Irish citi
zens from country town, including Mc
Bride, the head of the Fenian council at
New Buffalo, were in Fargo. Close obser
vation and unwary leakage have elicited
the fact that a largely attended meeting
was held with closed doors over a place
called the "Gold Mine," with Captain B.
Hazen in the chair. Efforts to obtain the
full proceedings have not been successful,
hat it is learned that a report was made
that three cases of arms were stocked at
some accessahle point, and that should
there be a need for dynamite they would
get it, but it was not designed to do more
at present than await the progress of
events and reports of the delegates sent to
Manitoba. It was reported that a number
of leagues had been organized in Dakota,
and there was great activity and interest
in organization in large cities further east,
and that moral an^naterial aid wonld not
be lacking when f^UMs a call for them
over the line. JustwmR there is in the
matter cannot be accurately determined,
but the fact that meetings are held is not
Fargo, D. T., March 13.—There are re
ports of unusual activity among the Feni
ians to-day. It was learned that a com
mittee had gone to Manitoba and that they
report lively times are to be seen in a few
weeks. The Fenians have 1,500 breech
loading rifles within a short distance of
the frontier, and it is reported that as a
plan is completed and the time for action
arrives all communication from Manitoba
will be stopped. The report of the com
mittee shows that the Dominion govern
ment has but 2,000 troops in the whole of
that country.
The Pocahontas Disaster.
Philadelphia, March 17.— President
Lesky telegraphs from Pocahontas to the
office of the Southwestern Improvement
Company here that the loss of life by the
mine explosion was 112 men. Prepara
tions are making to flood th* mine. Work
in the west mine is resumed.
Second Victory for General Graham (
in Egypt.
Suakim, March 13.—The rebels opened
I fire on General Graham's forces at 1 o'clock
j this morn ing. The British forces at once
formed to repel the charge, but uo attack
came. The men were thereupon ordered
to lie down again. The tire of the
rebels continued all night, hut the British
did not reply. One man was killed
and an officer and two men wounded.
Fighting began at daybreak, the infantry
and artillery completly routing the enemy
from their pits and trenches. The battle
did not last more than hall an hour, when
the victory of the British was made cer
London. March 13.— A dispatch from
General Graham, dated Osman Degma's
camp, March 13, 1:14 p. m., says: "The
camp of the enemy has been taken after
hard fighting. .Since 8 o'clock this morning
over seventy of the British have been
killed and one hundred wounded."
A later dispatch: The bovouac last j
night was exceedingly unpleasant. The
rebels kept up a persistent fusilade till
just before daybreak. A bright moonlight
rendered objects distinctly visible at a
long distance, bnt prevented the enemy
attempting a sudden onset.
The rebels directed their fire especially
towards the hospital wagons, which were
conspicuous iu the moolight. The surgeons
and Gen. Graham's officers had many nar
row escapes. At sunrise the Gardiner guns
and 9-jiouuders were turned against the
reliefs, who were within thirteen hundred
yards of the British position and afforded a
most excellent target. The Arabs were
soon compelled to retire to their main posi
tion near the Tamai wells. Col. Stewart's
cavalry arrived at 6:30 and took position
on the British flank so as to turn the
enemy's right.
London, March 13.—General Graham
has taken quarters for the present in the
camp from which Osman Digma and his
rebel hosts were driven. The enemy
fought stubbornly. The battle was much
heavier than the resistance at Teb. The
sailors, the Black Watch regiment, and the
York and Lancaster regiments suffered
heaviest losses.
Suakin, March 13.—The rebels, under
cover of the smoke, crept close up to the
British line and dashed against the
marines 65th and Black Watch Regiments,
throwing themselves on the bayonets of
the British, and giving and receiving fear
ful wounds. Great confusion ensued. The
65th regiment began retreating, crowding
upon the marines, when ail became inextri
cably mixed. Gen. Graham and staff' did
their utmost to rally their men, retreating
800 yards to enable them to reform.
Assistance from another brigade prevented
serions disaster. The horse of Gen. Bnller
was shot from under him. The plnck
shown by the rebels was unexampled.
The Hussars made a forward movement
and cut off' the rebels retreat to Sinkat in
the hope to save the families lieing massa
cred at the garrison.
London March 13.—A dispatch from
Suakin says that the enemy was enabled
to i>enetrate to the second square by a
movement of the guns. The Black Watch
regiment broke ranks. A numherof rebels
still hover around the camp and lire when
the cattle are being watered. Further
fighting is improbable. The battle raged
two hours and a half. The rebel loss is
estimated at 4,000 killed and 6,000
London, March 14.--Further details of
the desperate battle yesterday between
Graham's forces and the rebels near the
Tamai wells say that during the confusion
which ensued when the Arabs made their
wild rush upon the British lines aud
caused them to retreat, the newspaper re
porters and other non-combatants took
part in the fray and used their revolvers
freely and with deadly effect against the
enemy. After the battle Osman's camp
aud three villages were burned. Among
tlie trophies Osman's standard was taken
and Tewark Bey's recaptured. The Brit
ish loss is considerably smaller than at
first reported. The number of killed
reached 100, and the wounded 150. Geu.
j Graham's forces are returning to Suakim.
I Osman Digma fled to the hills. The
j Arabs retired before the English slowly
j and sullenly. They walked away with j
their arms folded or swinging at their
sides. Many were shot down, but this
did not hasten their companions' speed.
Judges of the native character think the
Arabs are so allied by family ties that the
great loss ol life will appall them and
break their faith in the Mahdi and their
It was impossible to take prisoners. The
wounded Arabs would lie motionless with
out uttering a single cry or moan and
watch their chance to stab the advancing
British with a knife or speer. The victors
walked among the wounded as among so
many vipers. A wounded Arab killed a
British marine during the night. Another
stabbed Col. Stewart while his aid decamp
was giving a wonnded man water.
Admiral Stewart to-day sent out a fresh
circular to the tribes warning them that if
The Leading House of the city in
The stock of Furniture embraces all grades and prices, from a
common wood seat chair to an elegant Parlor or Bedroom Snite ;
while in the
Can be found an immense stock of Velvets, Body and Tap'y Brussels,
3*Plys, Ex*Supers, Cotton Chains. Rags, Hemps, Mattings, etc., etc.,
Smyrna, Velvet, and Tap'y Rugs and Mats.
With Borders and Centers to match. To all of which may be added
an endless variety of Housefurnishing Goods. The whole compris
ing, altogether, the most complete stock in the city.
BEING THE HEAVIEST SHIPPER In Ihf above line« in tbe Territory, bny
inx from first bands and abipping in nnbroben ear-load lota, thereby securing
tbe very lowest freight rate«, enables me to name closest prices.
Tbe making and laying of carpets, making and hanging Cornices, Nhades,
Lace Curtains, etc., etc., a specialty. A cordial invitation extended to rail, ex
amine goods, and compare prices.
Very Respectfully, ARTHUR P. CURTIN.
The celebrated MONARCH of the world : Davis' Vertical Feed Sewing Machine ;
the Duplex Grown, making both the lock and chain stitch ; the light running, high
armed White and Stewart Sewing Machines ; the Stewart-Singer Machine for $25.
they do not obey the summons to submit
the fate of the Arabs who fell at Teb and
l Tamanjch wiU overta ke them
London, March 14. —Gen. Graham tele
graphs that five officers and eighty-six men
were killed and eight officers and 103 men
were wounded, and nineteen men are
missing. The rebels numbered from 10,000
to 12,000. Three officers and seven men of
the naval brigade were killed at the guns.
Over 2,000 rebels were killed.
Suakin, March 14. —Gen. Graham and
Col. Stewart, with their staffs, have re
turned to Suakin. The wounded will re
turn to-day. The latter are doing well.
The wounded rebels state that Osmau
Digma's nephew and many chiefs were
killed in Thursday's fight. Osman was
present early in the fight but lied when de
feat was inevitable.
The immense volumes of black smoke
which rose from the burning camp and
villages made a greater impression upon
the fugitives than the British proclama
tions made before the battle. Osman
Digma went twenty miles to Holy Spot to
pray for success.
The French Victorious.
PARIS, March 13.—The French occupied
Bacninh yesterday. The Chinese fled in
the direction of Thaiughuien. The French
had seventy men wounded.
General Negrier's column entered Bac
ninh at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening.
The Chinese became demoralized, aban
doned their positions and tied hy the
Thainghnien road. The Chinese loss was
heavy. A Krupp battery aud much am
munition was found in the citadel.
Paris, March 14.—Gen. Millott, com
mander of the French land forces in Ton
quin, telegraphs as follows :
We inarched this morning to Bachninh,
the first brigade proceeding via Chi and i
carried in a brilliant manner the heights of |
Tsungson, which were protectected by five ;
earthworks. The second brigade, support- i
ed by a flotilla, resolutely pursued the en- ;
emy to tée heights of Dahicua, which were !
occupied by the combined movement. The ;
details of the operation succeeded perfectly i
and the troops marched admirably in spite j
of the difficult ground.
Le Temps says : The French will occu- j
py Thaingyen and Langson and establish :
a scientific lrontier.
London, March 14.—Paris correepon- j
dent of the Time s: The occupation of
Bachninh ends in nothing. The rainy !
season sets in in a fortnight and will post- j
pone operations for six months. The Delta {
of the Red River is handed over to pillage j
and anarchy. The French government i
will shortly he compelled to ask for a j
credit of 25,000,000 francs, and eventually i
for 100,000.000 francs, which the Chamber j
will certainly refuse. The expedition will j
require 63 ships and 400,000 men. The j
end to be gained is out of all proportion to )
the outlay.
Stock Market.
York, March 13.—Governments
Stocks opened strong. During i
li per ceDt for the generaWist and 2J per
cent for Rock Island, which sold np to 1241
and Northwestern rose 11 to 119| ; C. B. &,
Q. Î to 124 jj; Pacific Mail I to 56|,and the
remainder of the active list I to 1. The
improvement was due to the belief that
the managers at the conference at Chicago
would conclude a satisfactory settlement
of existing difficulties. Near midday
there was a reaction and the market be
came quiet and continued so until after 2 !
o'clock, when the low-priced stocks loomed
into prominence. Denver & Rio Grande ,
was bid up rapidly to 21, hut subsequently
reacted to I84, at which price it closed.
The market left oft' firm, although some
shares showed a little reaction as compared
with night's closing prices.
Patti's Keception in Nan Francisco.
San Francisco, March 18.—The Grand j
Opera House was jammed again this even
iug to hear Patti in "Trovatore." The
crowding at the entrance was terrible. I
Se\ eral ladies fainted. There was much
contusion again, caused from counterfeit
tickets, otherwise all passed quietly. The
receipts were $13,000. It is estimated, at
speculators prices, the house represented
over $25,000.
Report Contradicted.
Washington,, March 18.—It is learned
at the Department of State that no tele
gram has been sent to Sargent relative to
his transfer to another poet, which had
been reported.
Philadelphia, March 18.—A special
to the Times says : The conventions of
Huntington apd Cameron counties have
instructed their delegatee to support Blaine
representatives to the National Convention.
Legislative Flection.
San Francisco, March 18. —In the,
election to-day in the 15th State Senatorial
district for Assemblyman, Wallace (Dem
defeated Hawes (Rep.) by 417.
Mere we go to the Leading Drug
gists, foot of Broadway,
where they hare
- - - iMONTANTA.
s.A.itr d s :b:r,os
recent ARRIVALS !
Cloaks and Suits, Autumn and Winter
We have opened our second importation, comprising varied and extensive
assortments, at most REASONABLE prices.'
No Reason prior to this have we made purchases so extensive, and we feel assured that our ef
fort« will meet with the approval of all purchasers. We have not forgotUu the little folks in our
We only show Style« and Fashions made expressly for us.
Latest Styles of Youman's Derby Hats, always
on hand. We are closing out our Boot
and Shoe Department, and offer great
Bargains to purchasers.
« - - HELENA. M. T.
We are receiving New Goods daily in all
all departments, consisting of
VAN WART & CO., Helena.
Contractors, Builders, and Dealers in all Kinds of Building Material, Etc.
Cheapest place in Helena to buy Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings, and all kinds
of Doors and Window Openings.
Orders from the country solicited, and prompt attention given to the same for
shipment by wagon or rail.
Lower Main Street, - - - HELENA, MONTANA.
All my Seed la warranted tobe fresh and
true to name, so far that should it j.rove
otherwise, I agree to refill orders gratis.
A large part of the great colled t m of
Seed I offer is of my own growing. ' - the
original introducerof Eclipse lice,. Dur
bank .Potatoes, Marblehead Early t orn.
the Hubbard Squash, and spores of other
new Vegetables. I inv*te tbe patronage
the public. In the gardens and »n the farms
of those who plant my seed will be found my
best advertisement. Catalogues FRKE to all.
Goods Forwarded Promptly to the Cœur d'Alene and Intermediate
49-Advance charges paid on consignments,
on storage. Mark goods care of
Insurance effected if desired on goods n transi: or
R. Fa Sl C« CO.

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