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an the The Boise fire department was called out to attend twenty-six fireslastyear. Herbert R. Blaekstoek. a prominent sheep owner of Caldwell, died recently in 8a!t Lake, of pneumonia. Preliminary surveys of the proposed road from Boise to Butte are being made from Boise and Cliallis. From December 25 to January 14 there were thirty-five deaths in Boise, a number never before equalled in the same length of time in the city's his tory. George W. Lamoreau, county clerk of Ada county, is short in his accounts and hia deputy is in charge of his of fice. *», 000 . The state treasurer lias received from Idaho county the final installment of ita state taxes for 1899, which amount ed to *7591.05. The county treasurer made a notation that he paid the bal ance under protest as It bad not been aollected by the county. Suit was to have beeu brought to collect the amount. His shortage is estimated at State Superintendent Saridge says the census of 1890, as far as it affected Idaho, was notoriously defective. Whereas our population was only re turned as 64,000, it really was about 100 , 000 . the state. This was a direct injury to While a "padded cencus" is wrong, he says, so is an Inadequate The figures will be as nearly cor eue. rect in 1900 as it is possible to make them. Dr. R. J. Alcorn of Rathdrum, has begun serving a sentence of seven years in the state penitentiary. He was convicted of manslaughter for oauaiug the death of Mrs. Cora Burke at Harrison, Idaho, last June. He was aharged with performing a criminal g vMAU to agree upon a ver 'be second trial ended last Saturday in a verdict of guilty of man slaughter. Judge Beatty has issued a temporary injunction in the case of John F. For bis et al. vs. the Buffalo Hump Mining company et al., restraining the Buffalo Hump company from disposing of ore from the Tiger-Poorman mine at Burke, UDless it shall deposit one-third of the gross proceeds in bank, subject to Ihe order of the court The motion for a lci. permanent injunction has been set for hearing on February 1st. This case is one that attracts much attention among milling men. It is alleged that when Messrs,Clark audJSweeney secured con trol of the Tiger-Doorman company, they selected a new board of trustees and that they sold the mines of the company to the Buffalo Hump Mining company, controlled by Clark and Sweeney. The price fixed was 8250, 000, or 25 cents a share. The money was deposited in a bank in Spokane, where any stockholder could secure his proportion upon surrendering his certificate of stock. The minority stockholders claim they had no notice of the proposed sale. They value their atock at more than 25 cents, some setting a price of 81 upon their hold ings. They are said to hold between 300,000 and 400,000 shares. Suit was brought by them toset aside the sale, and they now seek to restrain the Buffalo Hump Mining company from converting to ita use what they claim to be their proportion of the output of the mine. The Idaho delegation in congress last week waited ubon Land Commis sioner Hermann and protested agaiost r .»he injustice done the state by includ ing large tracts of agricultural laDd within the bounds of forest reserva tious. The faculty and Btudentsof tbe Uni versity of Idaho wish to bring to the attention of the people of the state tbe story of tbe noble life and death oi Ole llagberg, the student-soldier of the uniyersity cadet corps, who gave his life to his ad-opted country, and ask for contributions to erect a monument to his memory. Of thirty-five University student who enlisted, be is the only one who lost his life. The following contributions have been made: Facul ty of university, $150.00; Company D, Afflfejldttho volunteers. 860.00; Stu |UNP||^ty|i vt- I'M 1 y , $50.75. Rernit be made to Mrs. W. H. jjPÜÜ^Kat Boise, who is trustee 3500 is wanted. ir 12 o'clock last Thurs A litt! day night Walter Taylor shot and in stantly killed Ed Le Roy at Lewiston, near the Last Chance mill. Taylor was accompanied by his cousin, Andy Barnhart, both of whom are now under arrest. / The farm at the Soldiers' Home last year produced *974.07 at a cost of *657.92, making a balance to its credit of *316.15. In 1898 the operation of the farm showed a loss of *470.97. The gross expenses for 1899 were *12, 195.84. Governor Steunenberg has appointed Luis Mariano de Bergarn to represent Idaho at Cienfuegos, Cuba, as register sf deeds. The position is honorary, but enables Bergara to join the "offi cial set," which carries certaia social advantages. W. H. Savidge, superintendent of the tenth census of Idaho, says the ap pointments for census enumerators will be announced before the 1st of February. There will be about 150 enumerators in the state, and there are over 350 applicants. ROBERTS CASE UP. Hon.« Is Considering Reports of the In* mtlratlni Committee. Washington, Jan. 26.—This has been an oratorical field day in the house over the case of Brigham II. Roberta, the Mormon representative from Utah. The galleries were packed to suffoca tion, chiefly with women, and the spec tators, after listening attentively to the argumenta of Mr. Tay 1er of Ohio, and Mr. Littlefield of Maine, for the adoption of the majority and minority reports, respectively, of the special eommmittee that investigated the case, remained long after nightfall to hear the impassioned words of the ac cused, as he faced the house like an animal at bay, knowing that every hand was raised against him. Mr. Roberts was very adroit in the handling of his case and at times ex ceedingly dramatic. Taking advan tage of the issue raised by the division in the committee as to the method of ousting him, be appropriated to him self the argument of the minority that he was constitutionally entitled to be eworn in, and the argument of the majority that once sworn in he could not be expelled. He defended the action of the Mor mons in fighting the authority of the United States for years, because, he said, they believed that sentiment would change and dramatically stated that in these days he would rather bave his flesh hewn from his bones than to have renounced his religious tenets. He concluded with an eloquent peroration in which he said he had never been conscious of a shame ful act and if he wss sent forth he would go with head up and undaunted brow. Strange to say, most of the applause he won was from the women. Rut while the T. a lar ■ Tireerrm Äffe today by Mr. Lit tlefield, who succeeds the late Mr. Dlngley, in defense of the minority proposition to seat and then expel Mr. Roberts, was a masterful effort and stamped him as one of the coming men of the house, he tore some of the arguments of the majority into shreds jumped him into the front rank of debaters in the house. The manner in which The speech made a deep impression. In fact, it is predicted tonightby many members that the majority resolution for exclusion cannot now carry. Mr. Lacey of Iowa has a proposition which he will submit to expel Mr. Roberts by a two-thirds vote without seating him, which will have support ers and this may lead to a compromise proposition. GENERAL STANTON DEAD. Veillant Old Soldier P,uei Awnj at Omaha. Omaha, Jan. 26.—Brigadier-General T. H. Stanton, former paymaster-gen eral, United States army, died here of a complication of liver and stomach troubles, aged 65. was a native of Indiana, ran away from school to serve under John Brown and General Lane during the troubles, and served with distinction during the civil war and a number of Indian campaigns. He was paymaster of the department of the Platte, with headquarters at Omaha, in 1879, and again in 1890 and 1891, when he paid the troops participating in the Wound ed Knee fight. In 1895 he was made paymaster-general, with headquarters at Washington, where he remained until he retired last December. He leaves a widow and three daughters. General Stanton of Kansas BULLER CHECKED. Bo«r Position I« Too Strong to be Taken by a Bayonet Cbarge. London, Jan. 26.—The following dis patch from General Buller, dated Spearmans, Jan. 25, has just been posted by the war office: "Warren holds the position he gained two days ago. In frout of hi at about 1,400 yards, is the enemy's po sition, west of Spionkop. It is higher ground than Warren's position, so it ia impossible to see into it erly. the tbe oi the his for to D, H. m, prop •*It can be approached only over bare open slopes, and the ridges held by Warren are so steep that guns cannot be placed on them. But we are shell ing the enemy's position with how itz ers and field artillery, placed on lower ground behind infantry. "The enemy is replying with Creosot and other artillery. In this duel the advantage rests with us, as we appear to be searching hia trenches and hia artillery fire ia not causing ns much loss. in last of of The the ap of 150 "An attempt will be made to seize Spionkop, the ealiant of which forms the enemy's position facing Triehard'a Drift and which divides it from the position facing Potgieter'a Drift" General Buller'a grrat turning move ment, of which so much was expected, has come to a standstill. His carefully worded message to the war office tell ing thie, after a silence of two days, reads like an apology and an explana tion . General Warren holds the ridges,but the enemy's positions are higher. The British artillery is playing on the lioer positions, and the Boers are replying. The British infantry is separated by only 1,400 yards from tbe enemy, but an apprach to the steep slopes, across the bare open, would expose the Brit ish to a fatal rifle fire. GEN. STANTON NEAR DEATH. "rightist Fay mo. tor" Dangeroally HI st 1 His Homo la Nebraska. Omaha, Jan. 24.—Brigadier-General T. H. Stauton, U. 8. A., retired, form erly paymaster-general of the army and generally known as the "fighting paymaster," is lying dangerously ill at his home in this city. His trouble is a general breaking down of hia system and is complicated by grip. He earned hia title of "fightiug paymaster" by alwaya insisting on being transferred to the line when there was any trouble with the Indians. It ELECTION OF SENATORS. Report Hoot* Hill Reviews Argomoeta In Fe of Changes. Washington, Jau. 34.—The report filed on the house bill for the election of United States senators by the peo ple reviews the arguments made in favor of this change and refers to the unfortunate conditions which have oc curred in Kentucky, Delaware and other states under the present system. The bill as reported leaves it discre tionary with legislatures to continua the present system or adopt the system of a choice by the people. BEEF KOR BOERS. lAgent.of Kroger Purchasing 7 » 0.000 Pounds In Chicago. Chicago, Jan. 24.—A trainload of beef —750,000 pounds—for the use of the Boera, la being purchasee here by agent of the Transvaal Government, On account of recent seizures by Brit ish warships of ships bearing supplies destined for the Transvaal, packers have refused to sell the beef for deliv ery beyond Chicago, and negotiations for trans'vortation are pending. This Is the second traiuload of beef sold hero for the Boers, the first consignment sold about a month ago being now, it is said, on the acean. «>» KILLED HIS DAUGHTER. Texas Termer Attacks His Family with a Knife. Houston, Tix., Jan, 24,— À. J. Honey cutt, aged 60, a farmer living near Cen tir, attacked his wife today with a knife. Their children ran to the as sistance of the mother, when Honey cutt stabbed Resa, aged 16, killing her instantly. The wife and two sons, aged 13 ane 10 were so badly wounded that they may die. Honeycutt is in jail and precautions have been taken to provent a lynching. DEFENSE APPROPRIATION. What the State Deportment Expended ef This Fund. Washington, Jan. 24.—The president sent to the senate in response to a res olution of inquiry from Secretary Hay as to the portion of the $50,000,000 de fense appropriation expended by the state department. The total amount was 3493,860, the principal items being: Paris Peace commission. Philippine commission... Transportation of destitute refugees from Cuba and Porto Hico. Pay of special agents. Cablegrams. » 115.103 13 «, 4 .'0 14.890 111.33* 8,034 Negro Shoot. Thro« Men, Macon, Ga., Jan. 24.—Two negroes were shot to death and two white men desperately wounded, as the result of an attempt to arrest a negro murderer here today. J. H. Butler, colored, Is the man who did the most of the shoot ing, and who was himself shot to death. His victims were Armstead Bryant, colored, shot through the heart; B. Sheltman, white, shot through the Btomach and will probably die, and John Reed, white, shot in the neck and is in a precarious condition. Filipino. Saff.r Another Defeat. Manila, Jan. 24.—Two companies of the Forty-sixth infantry, under Major Johnson, and three companies of the Thirty-eighth infantry, commanded by Major Muir, defeated 800 insurgents at Taal, province of Batangaa, Saturday, taking the town. The United States gunboat Marietta also shelled the place. The insurgents had four CannoD, two of which were captured. Two Ameri cans were wounded, and ten insurgent dead were found upon the field, the number of injured being unknown. T«*i Ran|*ra Guard m Court. Austin, Tex,. Jan. 33.—An additional company of rangers have been ordered to Bastrop to remain there during the trial of the meu charged with the mnr der of Arthur Burford, the eon of Sheriff Burford ef Colorado oounty, who was killed a few days ago by members of the Reece faction. Tha trial is set for next Wednesday and subpeenaa have been issued for 1,240 witnesses. The rangers will disarm every man aa he enters the town. The governor has ordered that every possi ble measure betaken to prevent further bloodshed. j j ATTEMPT ON LIFE OF OTIS. Unknown Soldier Reported to Bnvo Token n Shot nt General. Victoria, B C., Jan,23.—J. P. Molera, who arrived from Manila, tells of an attempt on the life of Gen, Otis. In conversation in reference to the situa tion there, lie said that Gen. Otia once appeared on the firing line, when a shot from the rifle of one of the soldiers whizzed uncomfortably close to his head. As to who fired the shot, no clue was discovered. HARSH TOWARD ROBERTS. Majority Report Uses Harsh T ooralog Utah's Congressman. Washington, Jan. 23.—The full re port of the majority of the committee elaborates the summarias and la sont parts uses strong language against Mr. Roberts. As to his plural marriages It says: "Prior to 1832, B. H. Roberta had married one Louisa Smith. She has born# him six children and la atlll living. "Abont 1883, when Utah was fairly ringing with the blows of the Ed munds act of 1882; while numerous prosecutions wsrs going on, and after the supreme court had pasaed upon tha validity of the act; whea the American people supposed polygamy had received ita death-blow; whea no man of the many whose eases went to the United States supreme court pre tended the provisions against polyga mous marriages were invalid; with all that* facta insistently before him, Brigham n. Roberts took another wife, his first polygamous wifs, Celia Dibble by Dame, who in the following twelve years bore him aix children. "Thie second wife he married in de fiance of the Edmunds law. He spat upon the law; he declared by his sot that he recognized no binding rule apoa him ef a law of congress: he de clared by It that he recognized a high er law. "Tho congress-of -the United Statoe was U him an object of contempL The aupreme eonrt of tha United Slates might declare the law for others, but not for him. He laughed at ita futile decrees and spurned ita admonitions "The executive which had declared In solemn message its gratification that polygamy seemed gone forever ha defied and deepised. "Of what consequence to him were the laws of congress and declarations of the highest court and proclamations of presidents, in his sensual interpret ation of a sensual doctrine? "But he had not yet sufficiently pro claimed his utter contempt for the su preine court, for congress and its most solemn enactments. A few years later he took a third wife. "That B. H. Roberts's persistent, notorious and defiant violation of one of the most solemn sets ever passed by congress, by the very body which he now seeks toeDter, on the theory that he is above the law, sad his defiant violations of the laws of his own state necessarily render him ineligible, dis qualified, unfit and unworthy to bo a member of the house of representa tives. And this proposition is assert ed not eo much tor reasons personal to the membership of the house aa be cause W goes to the very integrity of ths bouse and the republic as such." FIGHT OVER ESTATE. A. J. Dttvia** Ja4g* BMklftj Confirm« Title to » Bank. Batte, Mont., Jau. 23—Judge Beatty, Bitting in the United States court here todaj deciced the last of the famous bank-stock cases growing out of the fight over the estate of the late mil lionaire and banker, Andrew J. Davis, Harriet Wood, a sister of Davis, sued to set aside the deathbed bequest ef the decedent to his nephew and name sake Andrew J. Davis, by which the latter acquired practically the whola of the First National bank of Butte. The decision is in favor of the defendant and finally confirms his little to the bank. NICARAGUAN CANAL BILL. CongrMi London Chronicle Doctor«« will Pom IL London, Jan. 23.—The Daily Chroni cle aayt editorially today: "According to advices we have recived from Washington, a canvass of the Senate and House of Representatives has placed It beyond dispute that Congress will not only pass the Nicaragua canal bill, but will pass it in a form directly at variance with the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. "This is a statement of decidedly se rious importance and we healtate to believe that the United States Govern ment will commit itself to a course which this country would haye te re guard aa unfriendly. CAPTAIN MILLS IS FREE. of on o Vordlnt of No» Gnllry Ju«t Six Minute«. Balt Lake City, Jan. 23.—The jury befoie whom Captain F. J. Mills was tried for the murder of J. C. O'Mel veney was absent from the courtroom just thirty minutes, six of which were spent in the jury room. The verdict seems to meet with general approval, although some maintain that a light sentence should have been imposed. Captain Mills received the verdie» in calm manner. He will speed a few weeks quietly in Balt Lake, after which he will probably accept a poeiiiaei Honolulu. Jury Agr« FAMOUS WOMAN DEAD. In no Sho Son» tko First Message Over Horse's Tolegreph. New York, Jan. 23.—Mrs. Annie Ellsworth Smith, widow of Roswell Smith, founder of the CeDtury company is dtad at her home, aged 78 years. It was Mrs. Smith who, in 1844, when she was a girl of 17, sent the frnnoua first telegraphic message, "What hath God wrought," from the United States supreme eonrt room, Washington, Baltimore MEANING OF UNITED STATES. Settlement Has Special Hearing on Tariff and Immigration. Washington, Jan, 21.—An import antprivate conference of Democratic members of the House of Representa tives was held last night at the Ways and Means committee rooms, for the purpose of considering the question re cently raised as to the application of the term "United States," as used in the constitution, to our insular posses sions, The meeting was attended by eighteen of the most influential mem bers on the Democratic aids. The de cision of the question is considered to all-important as determining whether these possessions are to have the American tariff or atariff of their own, and also in affecting the right of free immigration from these islands, with its resulting influsncas on labor In this country. TO HEAR ALL EVIDENCE. be itaokr Contest Committee So Have Plenty of Time. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 21.—The House this afternoon, after a long debate, passed Mr. Orr'e (anti-Goeble Democrat) resolutions instructing ths contest com mittee in the case of Governor and Lieutenant-Governor to take all the time necessary in order to arrive at a full, fair and just conclusion, and to hear all of the evidence on both sides. This resolution wss brought forth to meet ths complaint of Goebel's attor neys that the interference of outside events bad out off much of thsir testi mony. In the debate on the floor Cantrill and other Goebel leaders opposed the resolution, but a large number of Dem ocrats broke away from party linos and the resolution finally passed, by a vote of 78 to 14. The proceedings today be fore the contest committees were is eventful. INNOCENT MAN HANGED. ConfMilon Rertali That Judicial Mar dar Was Committed. Redwood Falls, Mina., Jan. 21.—A re port has just reached here from rela tives of the deceased that old 81over recently died in California, and that he made a confession to the effect that he killed Moses Lufkins in Gales township, this county, some twelve years ago, instead of William Rose, who was afterward hung for the crime. There was only circumstantial evidence against Rose, whose attentions to Grace Lufkins had been forbidden by her father. On the first trial the jury dis agreed, but the second trial resulted in conviction. In a speech from the gallows, Rose affirmed his innocence and charged Slover with the crime. man WOOD'S COURSE APPROVED. President Indorsee Action to Purify Pablle Service In Culm. Washington, Jan. 21.—At the cabinet meeting a communication from Hava na covering the action of General Wood In removing Mr. Mora from his office aa public prosecutor was read. The president and the members of the cabi net fully indorse General Wood's move to purify the public service at Havana, and he will have all needful support Otherwise the cabinet meeting was de voted to routine matters. FRUIT-GROWERS' UNION. One Iki Been Organised In Kanu» City □Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 21.—The fruit-growers and farm product ship pers have formed a permanent organ ization to be known as the Growers and Shippers' National Protective un ion. The capital stock is placed at *50,000, in shares of *1 each. Head quarters are to be in Kansas City, with branches in other cities. Any grower or shipper may become a member by paying for one or more shares. Mesiox* From The Dead. Pottaville, Pa., Jan. 21.—Tha body öf William Galloway, fire boss at the Kaaka William mine of ths Dodson Coal company, who was entombed by the fall of coal on December 18th has been recovered. These words discovered written on asheet ef Iron on a brattice door addressed to his wife: "I think I am gone. Good-bye Janie. Be good boye, Guy and Willis. I dont think you will more. I think this is Wednesday. Benk Robbed end Moil Keenpo. Rochester, Ind., Jau. 21.—The Com mercial bank at Silver Lake, wae last midnight robbed by burglars of *3,500. Five chargee of aitro-glyceriae used to open the safe. The robbers shot their way through a posse of aittzene who attempted their capture, and went to North Manchester hand ear. William Price, a clerk, wae severely wounded. One of the rob bers cried: "I'm ahot," but escaped with tbe other burglars were your fathar any see ware on a •eerncy of Peso« Composai«*. Chicago, Jan. 31.—For r Secretary of Stale Day, who was a member of the Parie Peace commission, speaking of the senate resolution ordering that the proceedings or the commission be made public, said: "On that point I agree with Senator Davis sb opposed to pub licity of proceedings. While there was nothing the commission had to hide, it was understood that the proceedings' being of a diplomatic nature, should be kept Becret, and 1 cannot I ee that any advantage could be del .ved by making them publie. NEWS SUMMARY. The Burmese rice crop has broken the record, be available for erporL The Philippine commission has com pleted its report and it will be ready for distribution this week. In one ward in Brooklyn there is a population of 25,000 and not a single Protestant church or mission. There are more non-Christians in New York city than in the entire Western half of the country. United States Senator John H. Gear was formally elected last week by the Iowa legislature to succed himself in the United States senate. A negro named Anderson Qanss was found hanging to the limb of a tree near Tcngin, Tenu., Sunday, supposed that ha was lynched. Mrs. S. M. F. Henry, for twenty-five years national evangelist of the Wo man's Christian Temperance Union, is dead at Graysville, Tenn., of pneumo nia. Over a,020,000 tons will It is Passengers from Skaguay on the steamer Danube report the blockade raised on the White Pass A Ukon railway, and traveling from Dawson very good. The board of Rapid Transit commis sioners of New York have let the con tract for the building of the under ground railway in New York City for *35,000,000. A Mexican who arrived at San Diego overland from Ensenada reports tha» the gasoline schooner Anita had blown up and that six persons, all on board, had perished. Northwestern broom manufacturers, after a conference, have decided to advance prices from 25 to 50 cents per dozen. This is the second advance in three months. Mrs. Roswell P. Flower has presented *100,000 to Flower hospital, New York and Mrs. Emma Flower Taylor, daugh ter of Roswell P. Flower, also gave the institution $100,000. The American Steel and Wire com pany has advanced the wages of its em ployees in the iron mines at Crown Point, Essex county, N. Y., 10 per cent to take effect at once. Mrs. M. J. Patterson the only child of President Andrew Jackson, ia critically ill at her home in Greenville, Tenn., and is not expected to live. She is over 80 years of age. The cotton cloth trade of the United States with China shows an increase of about *2,000,000 for the first eleven, months of last year, as compared with the same period of 1898. Secretary Long, and Rear Admiral Bradford appeared last week before the senate committee on naval affairs in advocacy of the construction of a Pacific cable by »lie government. Henry Hughes a herool the old navy has been admitted into the Chester (l'a.) county almhouse at the age of 95 years. He wss on the Krsrsarge when Dewey was a Lieutenat on the same ship. Both Great Britain and Germany, it is said have formally served notlc that they will protest against fortification of the Nicaraguacanulif that waterway be constructed by the American Govern ment. It is feared that F. H. Clayson and a man named Olson, Dominion tele graph linemen, have been murdered on the trail. They left Dawson on the 17th of December with *4,000 and have not been heard of since. Owing to the rapid rise in the price of wool, manufacturers of men's and women's hats, by agreement, advanced the prices of wool hats 75 cents per dozen on cheap grades and higher qualities in proportion. The customs committee of the French chamber of deputies resolved before examining and deciding in regard to the Franco-American commercial treaty to hear the delegates from the industrial and agricultural chambers snd societies. In Columbus, Ga., Captain J. W. Murphy, cashier of the Third Nations^ bank, shot and killed Teller P. L. Sohultze, and then committed suicide. This occurred while the bank was full of customers snd the full corps of clerks. Murphy is believed to have been insane. Among the bills introduced in the' senate is one by Mr. Mason to prevbnt the adulteratlou of goods and drugs. It creates a bureau of chemistry in the agricultural department and provides for food Inspection by that department al. W.J. Bryan and President Arthur T. Hadley of Yale have been interview ed in regard to the latter's proposal to ostracise trust magnates. Both agree on the idea that social recognition should be denied to any man engaged in a trust or other business enterprise inimical to the public welfare. The election of J. C. S. Blackburn as senator was duplicated last We-Jnesdsy In both houses of the Keutucky legislature, this action being taken on account of a question among lawyers as to whether the election of a week ago was legal. The possibility of 'legislation for Porto Rico causioga serious division in Republican ranks ia being discussed in the capital. The discussion takes into account the possibilisy of the question entering actively into the next national campaign.