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iuiitpton ;iitaiiri VOL. 4. NO. 17. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1886. PRICE 10 CENTS priritprfon (întapris?, LIVINGSTON, GEO. H. WRIGHT, MONTANA. Publisher. ATL'RDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1886. -I I!M HII'TION HATES- -PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. SIX ID Tliri'1' $3 50 ■2 00 1 25 10 nnths............................. months.......................... topics........................... Miss Jennie A. Henderson is authorized to re , ,.ive .mil receipt foesuhsi riptions to the Weekly lixTEKPiusE at Mammoth Hot siirings. olIN A. JA VA' RAVAGE, iE Je ELUE K, JOHN H ELDEK, LAWYERS, i'iai tio- in all the Courts of the Territory. Al- I have Heal Estate and Insnraneellepartmets. LIVINGSTON, MONT. . iv. api'lieations for Northern Paciik lands and for Livingston property. The same are sold f ir port < as!i and balance on long time. K Sri D? OI5ERT I)- ALTON, M. D. <;EIIN XoHTHEKN PACIFIC R. K. Co. "perky, PIIYSH'AX AND SURGEON. ,'GSTON, - MONTANA, in orschel Pro's. Rlock, Park Street D has permanently lass operations quarante ed. Ollic R. W. G. SEHLBREDE, DENTIST, located in Livingston First performed, and satisfaction ■ in Dodson building, Main St. Bank of Livingston STEBBINS, MUND & CO., Livingston, GENERAL Transacts a BANKING Montant! BUSINESS. Ext hange on all t lie principal cities ot the United States and Europe. Intkkkst Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. Collections made a specialty. Mice solicited. ASSOCIATED BANKS. Corres pond Stockgrowers National, Miles City. First National Bank, Billings. First National Bank, Buffalo, Wyo'g. Merchants National Bank, Deadwood, D. T. tjtehbins, Mund «t Fox, Central, D. T. Stebbins, Fox Jfc Co , Spearfish, D. T. A. L. LOVE Cashier. Lower Main Street FEED CORRAL, Billy Miles, Prop. BALED HAY, CHOP PEED, WHEAT and OATS for sale by the pound or in CAR LOTS. Best of care given to all Stock placed in my cure. Prices Reasonable Lumber ! Lumber ! At the Montana Lumber Co.'s old Stand. LUMBER, SASH, DOORS, MOULDINGS, Pickets, Lath, Shingles, Bnilding Pa« per, .Plaster Paris, Plastering Hair, Etc., Etc., Agents for Bodine and Keystone Roofing. Ollice opposite skating rink. GORDON BROS. JAS. A. CLARK, Proprietor of the National M Livery, Feed and Sale Stables. Hacks and Carriages With or With« ont Drivers. Sah* Horses, Pack Horses, Guides and Camping Outfits fn rnished when desired. Also operate the Coole Stage and Egress Line. Parties wishing to make a tour of the Park com fortahlv, will do well to call at the office of the Weite Barn, Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming. ELITE SALOON! HelVerlin Block, Main St., CARL MILLER, Prop'r. THE BEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS Constantly in Stook. MILWAUKEE KEG BEER ALWAYS ON TAIL JOHN BAMFORD, CARPENTER AND BUILDER. JOBBING A SPECIALTY. Estimates and Specifications for any lass uf building furnished on application. Shop on Second St.. LIVINGSTON. MONTANA. MRS. W. M. NIBLOCK, Lately of New York, " ishes to announce to the Ladies of Livingston anil vicinity that phe is prepared to do all kinds of DRESS - MAKING! in tin most approved and Latest Fasiiions. CUTTING AND FITTING °°- N ' K by THE RUDD & HAYDEN SYSTEM. Dow frWn BrltoY, Wttt Side Mala St S 50 00 25 10 NORTHERN PACIFIC ■ ■ railroad The direct line between SAINT PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, Or DULUTH, And all points in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington Territory, ORECON, British Columbia, Puget Sound and ALASKA, Express Trains Daily, to which are attached PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS ELEGANT DINING CARS. NO CHANGE of CARS BETWEEN ST. PAUL an. PORTLAND On any class of Tickets, EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. The only all rail line to the YELLOWSTOXE PARK! Full information in regard to the Northern Pa cific lines can he obtained free by addressing CHAS. S. FEE, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minr Minneapolis & St. Louis RAILWAY AND TUE FAMOUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE. Two Through Trains Daily From St. Paul and Minneapolis to CHICAGO Without Change, connecting with the Fast Trains of all lines for the CINEAST AND SOUTHEAST!^ The direct and only line running Through Cars between St.' Paul, Minneapolis and DES MOUSES, IOWA, 'Short via Albert Lea and Fort Dodge. Line' to Watertown, D Also T. SOLID THROUGH TRAINS BETWEEN MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL—ST. LOUIS and the Principal Cities of the Mississippi Val ley, connecting in Union Depot for all points south and southwest. MANY HOURS SAVED ÏÏÂS.Ï TWO TRAINS DAILY to l/AUQAQ PITY LEAVENWORTH and IWlllO/tO l/l I I, ATCHISON, making connections with the Union Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe R'ys. fj^Close connections made with all trains of the Kt. Paul, Minneapolis Jfc Manitoba; Northern Pacific; St. Paul and Duluth Railwavs, from and to all points NOR ill and NORTHWEST. PFlUmymrP Th 0 Train** °f tile Minneapolis & nMllllllDLlIl St. Louis Railway are composed of comfortable dav coaches, magnificent Pullman » XS! PALACE DINING CARS 150 LBS. OF BAGGAGE CHECKED FREE. Fare always as Low as the Lowest! For Time Tables, Through Tickets, etc., call upon the near est Ticket Agent or write to S. F. BOYD, GenT Tkt. <fc Pass. Agt., Minneapalis, Minn. THE GILT EDGE! IAKELIN & LORING, Proj'rs. The Choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Mixed Drinks a Special Feature. Elegant Club Rooms in Connection. MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON. MONTANA THE CITY HOTEL, GARDINER, MONT. MRS. GEO. WELCOME, Prop. Best of accommodations for the traveling public GEORGE "WELCOME, PROPRIETOR OF SALOON IN CONNECTION, — WITH — Milwaukee Keg ON DRAUGHT EVERY DAY. GARDINER. - - MONTANA. Beer THE OASIS! LISK & ENNIS. Props. Having just completed our new building on Main Street, and furnished the same with every thing appertaining to a first class bar, we are prepared to greet all onr old friends and is many new ones as will favor us with a call. The Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars Constantly on hand. MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON. Pleasant Valley Hotel! YELLOWSTONE PARK, J. F. YANCEY, Proprietor. S SSmm^!?n°Sr TÄffl«' VrSwP* Hay, Grain and Good Stabling for Horses. Saloon in Connection, supplied w ith the very best brand» of Wines, Liquors and Cigars. field* ara KSiee, but .those 'ï*' T *»**-'ï K SM»ftîS GOLD at are The 39 ers nect ed als play fore that that men with in a ing of sas him ping into His his until and and the men HEWS OF THE WEEK It is understood that Judge Brooks, of Sherebrook, Ont., has been appointed lieutenant governor of the Northwest ter ritory. The weekly bank statement of asso ciated banks shows a reserve decrease of $48.000. The banks now "hold $7,682, 000 in excess of the legal rule. Seven hundred employes of the Scoville & Schofield woolen mills at Manyunk, Pennsylvania, struck on Monday for an advance of 15 per cent, in wages. By the falling of the walls of the Centre mill, recently burned, at Quincy, 111., R Lambert and a colored man named Gar rett Douglas were instantly killed. Gurden S. Hubbard, who settled at Fort Dearborn in 1818, and helped it to grow into the magnificient city of Chi cago, died there last Tuesday, aged 84 years. The employes of the government printing office at Washington on Tuesday presented their retiring chief, Rounds, witli an elegant silver service of thirteen pieces. At Mankato, Minnesota, while Frank Bohon, aged 13, wasplaying witli a loaded gun it was accidentally discharged. His sister received the contents of one barrel and was killed. Mayor Courtney of Charleston is still appealing for continued financial aid, to allay the destitution and suffering caused by the destructive earthquake which visited that fair city. The issue of standard dollars from the mints, during the week ending September 18, was $1,114,905. The issue during the corresponding period Jast year was $664, 534. Shipments amounts to $738,534. A. D. Bartholemew, president of the Charter Oak life insurance company, Hart ford, Conn., is short in his accounts and has taken up a residence in Montreal. His liabilities are estimated at over $1,000,000. A daughter was horn to Chief Geronimo by one of his squaws on the 12th inst., and in honor of Fort Marion, Florida, at which point the Apaches are now station ed, she was named by Col. Langon, Marion. In a collision between two trains Sun day, at Hebron, Pennsylvania, Misses tally injured and Daniel Light, John Leh man and Miss Mary Schaefer very se riously hurt. Succi, the faster, has successfully ac complished his task of subsisting thirty days without ordinary food, on mineral water and the extract from an African root. He finished his task without being at all exhausted. One of the oldest and largest wholesale clothing firms of San Francisco, Julius Baum & Co., have assigned. Liabilities are estimated at from one to three millions. Heavy speculation on the outside is as signed as the cause of the failure. Mayor Smith of Philadelphia was im peached Monday evening by the city council on the recommendation of a com mittee appointed to inquire into charges against him of malfeasance iu office. The vote stood 48 for impeachment and 39 against. A syndicate of Paris and Berlin bank ers lias subscribed 600,000,000 francs to carry out the scheme sanctioned by the Sultan for a network of railways to con nect the Black Sea with the Persian Gulf, under the direction of the Austrain engineer, Pressel. A young woman of Bethany, 111., invit ed a large party to some private theatric als at her home. In the course of the play a marriage took place, the young woman acting the part of bride. Just be fore the guests went home they were told that the marriage was a bona fide one and that that was really what they had been invited to see. Early Tuesday morning a party of armed men attacked the county jail at Denver with sledges and crowbars and succeeded in forcing an entrance to the building, taking therefrom L. F. Symmes, held for killing John Berkley last June. Despite a hard protest made by the sheriff the prisoner was put out of the way by bang ing by the mob. Martin Irons, the leader of the Knights of Labor strike on the Missouri Pacific railroad last spring, was arrested in Kan sas City last Monday and taken to St. Louis to answer tothe charge found against him in indictments tor complicity in tap ping the private telegraph wires running into Vice-President Hoxie's residence. His bondsman having withdrawn from his bond lie will be kept under arrest until his case is tried. A collison occurred between two freight trains on the Missouri Pacific railroad on Wednesday morning, thirty miles from Kansas City. The trains met on a curve and both were ditched, George Ccwles and John Light, of Sedalia, engineers of the trains, were both killed and two fire men injured. The wreck took fire and about ten cars were burned with their contents. Seven were loaded with hogs, cattle and sheep, which were burned or maimed and many of the carcasses were burned. to at up of at on of of The recent gale on the Labrador and Newfoundland coasts caused more dam age than was at first supposed. On the northern coast of Labrador five fishing schooners were lost; fortunately only three men were drowned. All these ves sels were fish-laden. Hundreds of fam ishing families are at present hurrying from the shore into the mining settlement of Notre Dame bay. At Scranton, Pa., Superintendent Nichol went into the Marvine and found the dead bodies of six of the eight men who were injured in the mine by the cave in the mine, occurring Monday last. The bodies were found in the gangway, where the missing men were supposed to have been gathered when the fall occurred. They were not crushed but lay as if they had gone to sleep. Decomposition had far advanced and the entombed men had evi dently been suffocated soon after the ac cident. The Australian mail brings news of a conflict between the German gunboat Al batross and the natives of New Hebrides. It appears that the Albatross opened fire on the natives in revenge for the murder of Klein aud Cullen. Twenty were kill ed and many wounded. The crew of the Albatross then landed, whereupon the na tives decamped to Pentecost island, where the Upolos' mate was murdered. The Germans pursued them and opened fire with Gatling guns which did terrible ex ecution. Several villages were burned by the Germans. Cheyenne, Wyoming, special : Special Laud Agent Bowers, has been here for a week, and it has transpired that his in structions from his department are to ar range with the large cattle owners of Wy oming for the leasing of the extensive tracts of land they have fenced or the sale by the government of the lands outright. The special agent has been making ex tended trips throughout the adjacent sec tions with men holding large amounts of government land. His instructions are said to be confined not only to land actually fenced, but also to land held as ranges. Special Envoy Sedgwick, sent to Mex ico to investigate the Cutting affair and whose escapade in that country has given him a world-wide notoriety, has returned and formally reported his arrival in Wash ington on Monday to Secretary Bayard and the completion of hi» mission to Mexico. He was closeted with the secre tary about an hour, after which he left the department, announcing, to an inquiry, his intention to return to New York. He declined to be interviewed with regard.to his mission. The secretary said Mr. Sedgwick had not yet made his report and that its completion would require sev eral days. He declined to disclose the nature of Mr. Sedgewick's verbal state ment. The story comes from Nohart, Ne braska, of a most shocking character. A young lady named Mary Latlirop, was in deed frpm her home at Reinback, Iowa, by a young man to whom she was engaged to be married, and when about ten miles from home was joined by three other young men. They took lier to an old cabin iu an unfrequented part of the country, where for five weeks the wretches made her submit to the vilest outrages. The lady was discovered by. a hunting party and was found chained to a log in the cabin, in a most pitiable condition. Neai her was a pail of water and some stale bread, her clothing was nearly torn from her, and she was nearly dead from hunger and exhaustion. She was removed to White Cloud, Nebraska, and kindly cared for. At last accounts a lynching party were in pursuit of the guilty parties. MONTANA NEWS. Parnell's land bill was rejected by a vote of 297 to 202. The fall term of district court is now in session in Yellowstone county. Ninety thousand cotton spinners in Burnley have resolved to strike against a reduction of wages. Col. A. C. Botkin is the republican nominee lor joint councilman for Lewis and Clark and Jefferson counties. Lieut. Long has been appointed regi mental quartermaster 5th infantry, Fort Keogh, in place ot Lieut. Thompson. A trick was played on a practical joker at Billings the other evening by serving up a nicely cooked hawk with some ducks. A miner named Chapman was releived of a roll of money to the amount of $250 at Helena last week, the work of a pick pocket. A Canadian named Baker was killed last Thursday by a tree falling on him while chopping timber for railroad ties on the Big Hole river. James McDonald, of Butte, died on Saturday from the effects of injuries re ceived on the railroad between Butte and Deer Lodge in March last. R. B. Smith l\ S. Attorney for Mon tana has directed that all United States cases from Yellowstone county be here after disposed of at Bozeman instead of Miles City. to in the to ity. was the to ful J. have rates on of D. ser; road the a a A collision between two freight trains at Elliston on Saturday, resulted iu no greater damage than the disabling of both engines. John Burg and W. II. Smith, two of the prisoners who escaped from White Sulphur Springs jail on the 17th ult., were captured at Dupuyer last week. Two local base ball nines of Helena, the Alerts and Actives, played a match game of ball on Monday for a purse of $150. The Actives won and the score was 28 to 22. Geo. Kennedy, a brakeman, had both feet crushed at Spokane Falls, Monday, by the cars. The feet were amputated at the ankles, and the unfortunate man is expected to recover. The official returns of the recent Maine election for governor, embracing all but a few small towns are as follows: Bodwell, R., 68,837; Edwards, D., 55,987; Clark, Pro , 3,872: scattering, 20. Sitting Bull and a number of other Sioux chiefs have been making a visit to the Crow agency. They were received with great pomp and circumstance as became their station in the noble order of red men. Anna Burk, a seemstress of Butte, ar rested several months ago charged with stealing a diamond breast pm worth $300 from Mrs. Lavelle for whom she was sew ing, has been discharged after an examina tion by the grand jury. A special dispatch from Gunymas, Mexico says: Reports reached here of a serious tight on the 14th between the Mexican troops and Yaquis. The Mex icans lost twenty killed and forty wounded. The Yaquis, sixty-two killed. Commissioner Sparks has sent out a special commissioner to look into the matter of timber being cut in the whoop up by the Canadians and floated down the Belly river to be manufactured into lumber and sold throughout the North west, and a thorough investigation is being made. Dune McDonald ol Butte, Montana's champion, ai d Slade the Maori, fought to a finish at Salt Lake Sunday night for $200 a side and gate receipts. McDon ald knocked his opponent out in the ninth round after a hard fight. Slade succumbed to three successive blows on the neck and dropped like a log. He was carried to hi» hotel ami for a while his recovery was doubted. Father P. P. Prando, who lias been missionary among the Indians for many years writes the Yellowstone Journal, offirming that the Cheyenne Indians are in a starving condition and that unless something be done at once they will either die of starvation or again resort to killing cattle this winter. He appeals to settlers and stockmen to use their influence in petitioning the government to give full rations to the Cheyennes. At Drummond on Tuesday last two miners named Jacob Gallagher and Bill Quinnan quarreled while at work, and were layed off by the foreman. Subs« quently another quarrel ensued in which Gallagher was shot through the thigh, causing death. Another shooting affray occurred on Satuaday last in William Noble's saloon in which Hanson shot Mr. Noble once in the shoulder and once in the thigh, because he refused to loan him money with which to gamble. Arrests were made in both instances. Helena Independent: The body of Robert Whipple, who was drowned in Cooper's lake the 1st of September, rose to the surface on Saturday last and was taken out of the water. The body was swollen almost beyond recognition, and as soon as the air reached the flesh decom position began its work with fearful rapid ity. To comply with the request of the unfortunate young man's brother to re move his remains from that remote region to Helena, was impossible, and it was concluded to inter the body near where it was found—probably at Helras ville. Upon Whipple's person at the time he was drowned was a heavy belt of cartridges aud a revolver. In his dying clutches he had grasped his hands full of the lake grass, and when the body arose to the surface it still retained this mourn ful evidence of his desperate struggle to retain a hold on life. Railroad Notes. The earnings of the Northern Pacific company frr the last eight months ending August 31st, 1886, were $7,259,508; for corresponding period of 1885, $6,577,780; increase, $681,778. P. P. Shelly of the Union Pacific and J. M. Hannaford of the Northern Pacific have been in conference at Batte this week for the purpose of fixing freight rates on the Montana Contrai, and equal izing freight rates to Montana points both on the Northern and Union Pacific roads. The incorporators of the Spokane and Idaho railway met Saturday in the offices of the First National Bank at Helena and elected the following officers : President, D. C. Corbin; vice-president, S. T. Hau ser; Seeretary-treasurer, Harvey Barbour; chief engineer, Adna Anderson. This road is now being built from tbe North* to of L. as I by ern Pacific to Cœurd' Alene City and to be completed within forty days. Bismarck Special: Definite informa tion is received that the entire force of graders new on the Dakota extension of the Minneapolis & Pacific will be trans ferred to Bismarck next week to begin operations from this end. It is said ar rangements for terminal facilities, shops, etc., have been completed and the offi cials and backers of the road say it will be first to run trains to the capital from the southwest. As to the Park Management. \ New York dispatch announces that from private resources it is learned that the Northern Pacific directory held heated discussion over the management of the Yellowstone National Park, at its last meeting. While the company has been making big money out of the Park, under the new management, the service rendered in the Park in transportation was not as satisfactory as it might have been, and has given rise to considerable trouble accruing from complaints made by prominent peo pie who visited there. In tbe first place President Harris had no special regard for the change made iu the Park Improve ment company, and has been treasuring up an ill feeling, which has existed since the new syndicate secured possession against the will of Ellwood E. Thorne who bought out the old Park Improve ment company. For a time it looked as if H. C. Davis would be asked to resign his position as assistant general passenger agent for the part he took in the proceed ing and he was called here where he re mained several weeks, not knowing wheth er his head was off or on. It has trans pired that it leinained where it grew and he is in active service again. The differ ences that existed between tbe new syndi cate and Ellwood E. Thorne were amica bly adjusted, or at least supposed to have been, but many have their suspicions that Mr. Thorne lias been one of a number of parties who have made complaint at Wash ington against the manner in which mat ters in the reserve were conducted, and has been making efforts to have a change in augurated. The report of the late super intendent, D. W. Wear, did not tend to propagate the "harmony" that has prevail ed, and those who believed Wear stood in with the ring are now taking different views of the matter. Wear, as everybody knows, feels sore in beiog ousted from the Park management. For a month after the Park was put under the jurisdiction of the war department, Wear occupied a house belonging to the government, and not appearing to be making any prepara tion to move, Lieut. Harris told him his time was up, and it was his sore duty to ask him to vacate the house he occnpied at his earliest convenience. It is thought Wear, in his report, made statements dam aging to the present management for per sonal aims. However, a complete change will be made next season. It is understood that the Northern Pacific will buy out the Wakefield Transportation company and run its own stages. A change will meet public approval, as the manner in which the stage company has managed matters this season has been anything but satis factory. Anarchist Meeting. New York Special, 21st inst: Nearly 5,000 people Crowded into Cooper Hall to-night to hear the prominent Socialist leaders, Dr. Aveling, Mrs. Aveling and Herr Liebknicht, who were to explain their doctrines for the first time in this country. Sixty police were in the hall to maintain order. Herr Lienknecht, of liie German Reichstag, and the German Socialist leader, was the first speaker. He spoke for over an hour, giving in de tail his socialistic theories. He repudi ated all anarchical sentiments, but added that he had carefully followed the course of the trial of the Chicago Anarchists and was convinced that they were inno cent of the crimes charged against them. He asserted that the condemned men neither threw bombs nor incited riot. They should have a new trial, and he for one would work to create a public senti ment which would compel it to be granted. Killed His Wife Through Mistake. A shocking shooting affair occurred on the Whitemore ranch, near Golden, Colo rado, at an early hour Tuesday morning. L. B. Whitemore, while in bed, shot his wife twice, thinking she was a burglar. One ball entered the right side of the neck, and the other the left shoulder, coming out below the right shoulder blade. The story told by Whitemore is follows : When we retired I had four hundred dollars with which I intended to pay a debt to-morrow. This I hid in my drawers just before I went to sleep. remember my wife said she would not wear the new flannels she had on and would have to change them. Aliont one this morning l was suddenly awakened by a noise in the room and saw a dark from between me and the window. I immediately thought of my money and thought a burglar was in the house. I raised myself in bed and fired. The figure came straight towards me aud I of to of is bf in his of of of fired again. Then we clinched and I discovered it was my wife, who had got up to change her flannels and was mis taken for a thief. Mrs. Whitemore. in whose presence the story was told, was asked if it were correct, she nodded as sent and attempted to speak, but could not, although she made, the most piteous attempts to do so. The husband is al most crazed with grief over the untortu nate affair. No arrests will be made, as the shooting is believed to be accidental. The physicians say it is impossible for the woman to recover. Chinese Outrages. Minister Debry at Pekin has reported to the secretary of state several cases of outrages perpetrated by Chinese upon Americans. An American Presbyterian mission hospital established at Kwai Ping, where a considerable sum had been ex pended in putting up buildidgs, was lately destroyed by the Chinese and the occupants, including several ladies, stoned nearly to death. Another case is reported wherein a Methodist mission hospital at Chun Kin, was demolished and the sole occupant, a lady, was severely injured by being stoned by the ung'dlaut celestials. A complaint was made to the officials but the matter was treated lightly. Minister Debry states that "it grew as all our evils in China do, out of troubles in the United States." A demand has been made f3r the payment of the damages to property. A Wrecked Cattle Train. A special train of twenty cars con taining live stock from Montana, en route for Chicago, jumped the track west of Block River Falls, Wis., Mon day evening, ow ing to a broken flange on the foward wheels of the locomo tive. The locomotive, tender and nine cars were piled on one another, making a fearful wreck. About 20 head of cattle were killed, and as many more seriously injured. The loss will be large. The crew was badly shaken up, but no one seriously hurt. The Montana Timber Cutters. Washington special: Acting Secre tary of the Interior Muldrow has order ed two more civil and criminal suits against agents of the Montana Improve ment company, W. B. Hammond of Missoula and W. E. Fenwick, who cut over 4,000,000 feet from government land. Agents of the department have found that the Montana Improvement company has organized a miners' lum ber company as a disguise and is cutting timber as actively as ever. All the as sets of the old company have been as signed to the new company to avoid ex ecution in case of the government Suc ceeding in its prosecution now pending in the Wyoming courts. The company non-suited the government in Montana on the ground that the company's place of business was in Wyoming. The agents also report that they have spent $25,000 in retaining the best lawyars in Montana, Dakota and St. Paul for their defense and boast that they have $75, 000 more in bank ready for use if nec essary. Assistant Land Commissioner Stockslager and Acting Secretary Mul drow both express confidence that the company can be brought to terms be fore long. All efforts at compromise have failed. The amount involved in the pending suit is large, aggregating at the lowest estimate ovei $1,250,000. In the suits ordered it is directed that the lumber taken by Hammond and Fenwick be seized and sold. Tingle on the Seizure of Foreign Sealers. Special Agent Tingle of the treasury department, has returned to Washing ton from the Seal islands of Alaska. He left Alaska shortly after the seizures of the foreign sealers had been made by Captain Abbey. In the case of the British vessel Onward, Tingle says that the master of thejvessel admitted having killed his catch of seals along the shores of the Seal islands. These predatory sealers, he says, make a practice of stealing ashore under cover of fogs, and clubbing seals, which are then tossed into boats and conveyed on board ships to be skinned. Large numlærs of seals are also shot, and this practice is partic ularly destructive, the fact that three of every four animals shot sink and cannot be recovered. Notwithstand ing these losses, the agent says seal life is increasing with great rapidity. The agent was not inclined to discuss the legality of the seizures already made, and stated that a law officer had been sent from San Francisco to assist in prosecuting the cases before the Sitka court. Shot By Hi» Wife. Idependent: A man named McCabe was shot Wednesday afternoon in Cen terville by this wife. The husband was sent down town to purchase groceries by the wife and was given five dollars for the purpose. Instead bf making the purchase he gambled away part of the money, got drunk on the remainder and returned without the food. Mrs. McCabe was furious and a fight followed. They chased each other around the house and fetched up in a bedroom, where Mr. McCabe forced his wife into a corner and beat her severely. The wife in some manner secured a pistol, and while her husband held her by his knee in the corner his wife fired a bullet which passed through his thigh in close poximity to the large blood vessels of the thigh, fortunately not injuring them severely.