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NEKS ■ 01 111 MS. POINTS IN SEASON'S BUSINESS Record of Crimen nnd Accident*, Together With a Summary of the Hai>li«uinK« In ThU Part of the Country—A Look All Aronnd. Fishermen at the Cowlitz river com plain of a scarcity of suielt. Two thousand tons of 1807 crop of hay will le snipped from Palouse, YVhitman county, this season. A Whatcom county man has started a new desiccator, which is producing 5000 pounds of evaporated potatoes daily. Two crews are employed and the plant is run the entire 24 hours. About 8,000,000 eggs have been put in the troughs of the new iish hatchery on the White Salmon in Klickitat county. Port Gamble's total foreign cargo ship ments in December were 783,371 feet of lumbci, 105,375 lath and 250,000 shingles. The total coastwise shipments jvere 1,740,- ftß4 feet of lumber, 52ft,4(H) lath and 2ft,- 500 shingles. The Washington state fish commission er, A. C. Little, is making an examination j of the Des Chutes river at Tumwater with j a view to putting in a fish ladder for wliiclt an appropriation of $500 was made by the last legislature. Fi.sh Commissioner Little has been pre paring his annual report of the fish and shellfish output of the state of Washing ton for the past year. His report will show the salmon pack of Puget sound as 4ft4,0?0 cases, against 312,301 in 1890, an increase of 175,005 cases, or over 55 per rent. A large panther was killed the other day near Ludlow by a farmer of that section and taken to Port Townsend. The animal succeeded in killing five of the countryman's cows before a bullet ended his Mreer. Heavy snow and consequent scarcity of focd in the mountains is driv ing the panthers into tiie valleys. But re cently one was seen in the suburbs of Port Townsend. The total indebtedness of the city of Montesano on December 31, 1807, was $47,(47.41. Since the city clerk's report I Mas made, the county treasurer has re mitted to the city $1,738.04, amount of tax*.* colectcd during last quarter. This would reduce the debt to $45,308.47. De cember 31, 18ft0, the debt was $45,07ft.00; December 31, 1805, it was $45.11ft.ft1. "* f «vnard ! ef ivcei, aim u. Total collections, $l41,10u.20; disburse ment?., $110,420.80. Receipts, state school fund, $11,478.05; state general, $12,- 802.28: county general, $23,715.30; county bridge, $11,017.30; county 5ch001,51074.75; special school, $10,528.30. Superintendent Brintnall of Thurston county is in receipt of numerous applica tions from country districts in Thurston county for teachers. Quite a number of the country districts of this county will have tight months of sehool, and almost noue of them will stop short of six months of school for the year. The scarcity of teachers gives wages an upward tendency. Thurston county teachers have been teaching for an average of $25 to $30 per month in the country districts. The wages now offered range from $30 to $40 per month, says the Olympian. Montana. There are 122 dentists authorized to . practice in Montana. William F. Cody, better known the world over by the cognomen of Buffalo Bill, with a party of friends is en route for his ranch in the Big Horn basin. Th preliminary organization of the Flat head County Fruit Growers' Association has been effected at Kalispell, Mott. Twenty-three names were enrolled as members. United States District Attorney Leslie has instituted in the United States court 14 sv.its against parties accused of illegal Jy tcucing the public lands. Most of the suits brought are against parties living in Teton, Cascade and Choteau counties. A l.orthern Montana wool growing firm . that shipped a clip of about 04,000 \ pounds to Boston last July, has just re ! ceivod returns on the consignment. It : sold for 18.} cents in the original bag««. netting the owners 15.10 cents, which i* the besh result yet reported in this vi cinity. Range cattle in the Milk river country are picking up, but need water badly. Ranch cattle that have been fed and wa tered are in splendid condition. Wolves j and coyotes are still numerous on the I range, and those who have hounds have had good sport killing these pests. In sn opinion addressed to Rflv. George | C. Stull of Bilings, a Methodist minister | of the gospel, Attorney General C. B. No- j lan holds thai all property of churches, j except places of actual public ' worship, i are subject to taxation. As such church i prop«rty as parsonages has been consid-1 ered exempt in almost every county in the ■ state, the opinion \is of decided interest, 1 affecting as it dow almost every church ] in Montana. In a conversation with Rev. j Mr. Stull some time ago the attorney gen- ; eral expressed the opinion that such prop erty as parsonages,/ here the ;>astor of a church resided, woiv exempt From taxes I under the constitute* n of the state, but upon inquiring into tr e subject he found that the courts have unanimously held that all church property not actually used as places of worship is subject to state and county taxes, unless specially ex empted by the const it utiot.. TTre constitu tion of Montana makes no such provision. Idaho. An effort is being made to have Boise designated as one of the Unitepl States railway mail terminals. Oscar and Amini Joslyn.fcLiefe 10 and 12 years, sons of MusicLtfu JoMR of the Sixteenth infantry band, Fori Sherman, were drowned Sunday *hile sitting on the lake. Two other I oys wet i through the Ice with them, but were rescued. There are now tents in the in- sane asylum at x 2O ' jilt males and sft females. Since then 25 i males have been received and 11 females; 15 males and two females have been dis charged and four males and one female have died. The bills alowed at the meet ing for the last quarter amounted to $10,200.00, divided as follows: Gen eral expense, $88,880.50; improvements, $1)3>.95. The appropriation for the main tenance of the asylum for the two vea'W was $75,000. The amount expended dur ing the year was $32,731.3 ft. News of a bloody tight at Agatha, nine miles southeast of .Tuliaetta, has reached that town. As a result Ed Wheeler's life is despaired of and Martin Bechtel is a fugitive from justice. Bechtel was on trial for counterfeiting a short time ago and Wheeler was the principal witness against him. Bechtel was discharge:!, howe\er, on account of his The parties met at a dance given by Jim Evans at Agatha, with the result that Wheeler was battered and bruised prob ably fatally. An explosion occurred near Murray Saturday which startled the people for a mile around, but fortunately hurt no one. Twelve boxes of giant powder stored in the blacksmith shop of the Dora and Katie Burnett exploded from some unknown cause, scattering fragments for a long way in every direction. Several windows in Murray were broken by its force, the distance by air line being about a mile. Although the snow on the divide where the Missoula cut-off crosses the Bitter Roots is only seven or eight feet deep, the snow plow has been kept Imsy. the wind blowing there so much that it is impossible for a train to get through ex cept by following closely after the giaut rotary. It is no unusual to find the cuts made #oing over drifted full on the return trip three or four hours later. WITH THE STOCK GROWERS. WyomlnK'a Governor Tnlka on Arid Land*. Denver, Jan. 27.—Chairman Springer called the National Stock Growers' eon vent ion to order yesterday morning. There was a full attendance of delegates. A committee was chosen of one from each state represented to draft a constitu tion and bylaws. Among those on the I committee were J. D. "Wood of Idaho, R. C. I Judson of Oregon, J. A. Smith of Utah, ! Paul VeCormick of Montana and W. C. I Irving'jf Wyoming. j Tho first address vas on "Statistics as ! to thf Value of Live Stock, and Prospec | tive Conditions," by J. H. Neenen, editor of t lie Drovers' Telegram, Kansas City, iHe sj/oke optimisti ally upon the probable effect of the Dinghy bill, especially on the | with the pr» j diction of property for the future. ' Governor Rielwrds of Wyoming next spoke on "Cessi« n of Arid Public Ijands to States." He taok the position that not only arid but n.l public lands should be given to the sta.es. They would then, he claimed, sooner be put in the hands of actual settlers. Speaking of arid lands, he said: "I have come to the conclusion there is but one nay for us to work out our salvation, and thai is through the trans j fcr of the lands to the several states and then make it a matter of patriotism or state pride to make the most of the dona tion." Klwood Mead, state engineer of Wyom ing, spoke on "How llest to Prevent Clashing Between Sheep and Cattlemen qn the ranges." He favored the leasing of public lands and breaking up the ranges as a means of preventing the con stant warfare. ! DAMAGE BY HEAT AND FIRE. Sua'ft llay* Striking Hon u People and Devafitatliiu' Crop*. Vancouver, B. C'., Feb. 2.—The steamer Warrimoo has just arrived from Austra lia, bringing news of the moat appalling climatic conditions prevailing in many fitctions of Australia. Prostrations from | heat are so numerous that the condition of atrairs in large cities was alarming. In many instances work is out of the question and sleep impossible. Telegrams show the same conditions prevail all over the colony. The ther mometer during the day averages about 124 in the shade. In the sun it is UK). News comes from all parts of Australia of destruction by flames. It would ap pear from press reports that the total damage will amount to millions of pounds. In Victoria colony 100,000 acres had been swept clean and enormous crops de stroyed. In other colonies houses and bams were burned. MAYHEM AND ROBBERY. Old Man Tortured and Maimed t'ntll He Uavc t'p III* Few Dollar*. , Guthrie, O. T., Feb. I.—Two masked men broke into the residence of I>ouis A. Stan wood, a recluse near Harvey, and tortured him by sticking a knife into his limbs and burning off his whiskers until he gave up all the money he had, amount ing to but a few dollars. They next visited the home of John Hensley and robbed him, stopped J. C. McGarlan on the road, robbed him of his money, and were going to a fourth place when scared off. Luther Weaver and Will Henderson, sons of prominent farmers, were arrest ed later, charged with the crime, which in thin territory is punishable by im prisonment for life. Veteran French Actor Dead. Paris, Jan. 28. —M. Paul Felix Taillade, the well known and veteran French ac tor, is dead. On a stone of the temple of "Wingless Victory" on the Acropolis at Athens, an inscription has been found stating that tWe monument was built by Kallicrates, wm was one of the architects of the Par thenon. This fixes its Hate at about 450 yeani before Christ. ' t? ' "omen tufas II lUTZVILLE, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY s!, 1898. STAIE HAS JURISDICTION. HALF OF COLVILLE RESERVE. .1 u<l tic Hun lord of the Federal Court So Declilea In the llabeaa Corpua Case of Antune >llabel. Xotv In .lull In Th 1m Clt>—Land linn Heeu Heatorcd to the Public Domain. Seattle. Feb. I.—The doubt hitherto ex isting u> t«» whether eriminal cases arising i in what is known as the north half of tho Colville Indian reservation, in this state, came under federal or state juris diction, lias been settled by L'nited States District Judge Hanford, who ordered Au tone Mishel, an Indian accused of assault ing another Indian, released on a writ of hat>cas corpus and turned over to the sheriff of Stevens county. The decision is of great importance to Stevens county. The department of the interior recently notified the county of ficials that the north half of the reserva tion was still a reservation, notwithstand ing the fact that it was open to mineral entry, and that they had no control over it. .Judge Hanford holds that the land in- | volved has been restored to the public do- | main, and the federal authorities have 110 ; jurisdiction over it. Mishel is now in jail at Spokane for as- ( sault with intent to commit murder. The j judge ordered that the accused 1h» held \ five days, that the authorities of Stevens county might, if desired, proceed against the prisoner. RETRIBUTION SWIFT TO COME. Attack by Clilnew Pirate* I'pon a European Settlement. $an Francisco, Jan. 27. — Associated Press dispatches from Vancouver on the 12th inslant contained an account of an attack tly Chinese pirates upon the Euro pean settlement at Haiphong. The steam er Coptic, which arrived from the Orient today, brought full particulars of the mur derous affair and the punishment meted out to those offenders who were captured. The pirates first attacked the town of Haiphong at 8 o'clock on the night of De cember 15. It was fired in four quarters simultaneously and half of this provincial capital has been destroyed. The resident and his family and Euro pean officials were compelled to abandon their residences during the sortie, when the troops took shelter in the forts. The force was too small to admit of meeting the pirates, who were armed with rifles, in the open. At Wai Phu Ninh Giann I there were no casualties among the Euro- I peans, but considerable damage was done jto the town. About 3 o'clock on the j morning of December 10 several hundred Annamites crossed the river Laehtray in ! small bands and converged upon Hai- I phong. Shortly afterward several fire started in the European and native quar ters on the outskirts of the town. Re ports of firearms were heard in every di rection, and a constable ran to the bar racks and gave the alarm. Meanwhile an other band, about 150 strong, attacked the ; village of Ambir. This was headed by an old man who marched in the center of j four standards which bore the inscription: , "Obey the order of leaven; destroy the Europeans; exterminate the dynasty of, Ngui-Yen and Mac." About 4 o'clock a conipnny of French troops in two divisions turned out and charged the roar guard of the pirates with fixed bayonets. Fifteen of the pifates were killed and several more wounded and tak en to a hospital. In the meantime the pirates had entered the house of A. R. Marty and killed his bookkeeper, M. Gauthier, after horribly mutilating him. His seven-year old ehild also disappeared. They then attacked M. Dulee, elerk for the Fausse Mining Com pany, and left him for dead. He was tak en to the hospital, however, and may re cover. *> On the following Saturday 10 of the cap tured pirates were executed upon the spot where M. Gauthier was assassinated, and after the execution the heads of the pi rates were placed upon stakes and set up in front of the house. About 200 Euro peans and 500 natives witnessed the ex ecution. SHUT ALIENS OUT OF KLONDIKE Important Secret Dlapatchea to lie Sent to Davraon. Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 28. —Word cornea from Ottawa to engage a reliable man to carry important secret dispatches from the minister of the interior to Commis sioner Walsh at Dawson. Haves, the cel ebrated guide, of Prince Albert, has been secured. He will make the run in 35 days with a dog train. It is believed the gov ernment has decided not to allow aliens to hold mining claims in the Yukon. Will Ilnlld a Railroad. Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 28. — The contract for building a railway from Telegraph creek to Teslin lake, leading from the headwaters of the Stickeen to Dawson City, has been signed by McKenzie & Mann, the road to be commenced at a point not yet decided upon near (jilenora, to run to Teslin lake, over a country not difficult for railway const ruction. The distance is about 130 miles. The Cana dian government has agreed with the contractors to give 25,000 acres of land per mile a* a subsidy. Ka<llih Demand Compiled With. Ixmdon, .lan. 31.--According to a spe jcia! dispatch from Shanghai, Sung, the ! Chinese conunanoer of Port Arthur, re cently informed Captain Chichester of the I British ship fmmortalite that the Rus sian warship* have the Tniing Ly per mission to «*emain there. Captain Chi'- chestfr insisted that Sunff should obfiin by telegraph similar ptf- i mission for the Immortalite. Sung ' . plied with the demand kind permi r | granted. 4 § - «r FARM CROPS FOR LAST YEAR. Plnnl KMtliuntea of Ae reitue. A leld «nd Vnlue. Washington, Feb. J.-The final esti ; mates of acreage production and value of J crops in the United States for 18»7, as ; made by the statistician of the depart ment of agriculture, are: Corn - 80,808,000 acres. 1.ft02.»07.f133 | bushels; value. $51,057,072. Wheat 311,405,000 acres. 530.14 ft. LOS 'bushels; value, $428,547,121. ! 0at5—25,730,375 acres, 008.707.800 ( bushels; value. $147.1174,710. Rye—-1,703,501 acres. 27.373.324 bush els: value, $12,230,047. | 8ar1ey—2.710,130 j cres, 00.085,127 | bushels; value. >V.'»,149,'139. j Buckwheat—7l7,B3o acres. 14,007,451 bushels; value, $0,31ft,188. P itatoes 2,534,577 acres, 104,015,004 bushels; value. $7ft,043,050. Hay—42,420,770 acres, 00,004,870 tons: value, $401,300,728. Detailed information of states will be issued in printed form in a few days. The revision of the estimates of the acreage of winter wheat and rye for the present season is ncaring completion. JOHN HYDE, Statistician. TO TEST BLAND-ALLISON ACT. A Heiniirkahle Suit Inatltutrd nt Detroit. Detroit, Feb. I.—A friendly suit in j chancery was begun yesterday in the cir cuit court, at Pontiae to determine the constitutionality of the Bland-Allison sil ver act of 1878. Stephen Baldwin, a Detroit capitalist, purchased some land npon which there is a mortgage held by Fied A. Baker, chair man of the democratic state central com mittee. Mr. Baldwin tendered 3»»4 silvef dollars in payment of the amount due on the shortage. Mr. Baker declined to ac cept silver dollars unless enough of them were tendered to equal the debt at the present bullion value of silver. Accord ingly suit was begun to oTitain n decree compelling Chairman Baker to cancel the mot t gage and accept the tender made. Ex-Congressman Timothy K. Ta'rsney is the complainant's attorney, and all the parties are prominent silvar men. and will carry the case to the United States su preme court in any event. ADVERSE TO HENRY CORBETT. Report of the Senate Committee on a Clnliu to Oregon's Seat. Washington, Jan. 28. - The report of the majority of the senate committee on priv ileges end elections in the r 'orl»ett ease has been pr»wnt«l t«> the senate by Sena tor Cattery. The commissioner recom mended that Mr. Corbett be not given a seat in the senate. The Oregon legisla ture, the report says, deliberately refused to perforin any of the functions with which it was charged, one of the most im portant l»eing the election of a successor to Senator Mitchell, and the precedents are against the seating of an appointee when the legislature has had an opportu nity to eleet. Senator Pettus concurred in the report of the majority, but files a separate view. Senator Hoar presented the minority report, sstaining Corbet t's claim to a seat. THROWN AT HAVANA'S MAYOR. Hrlrßiird Priaourr Milken an Inef fectual Attempt to Dm Daiuave. Havana. Feb. I.—About midnight Sun day a man named Louis Corolazo, who recently returned to Cuba from African prison*, exploded a bomb at the private residence of the mayor of Havana. The noise of the explosion was hoard through out Havana, although the scene of the explosion was Jesus del Monte. The d«»or was broken and a large hole was made in the house. Those inhabiting the neigh boring houses were panic-fltrickeii. The man was captured while attempting to escape. FORFEITED NEZ PERCE LAND. Treasurer of the Connty Wants It Resold. Boise, Idaho, Jan. 27. —Dr. J. R. Morris, treasurer of Nez Perce county, is here to confer with the state land board respect ing lands that are to be forfeited, pur chasers not having kept up their pay ments. It has been the policy of the board to lease such lands. J)r. Morris is anxious to have those in his county re sold. He suggests that the amount of the first payment be raised from 10 to 20 per cent. The board had the matter under consideration today, but no action was taken. HON. ELWOOD EVANS IS DEAD. Oldest Practicing I.a«v>er lu tlie State of Washington, Tacoma, .lan. 20. —Hon. Elwood Evan®, the oldest practicing lawyer in this state, dropped dead from heart, disease on the street at noon yesterday. He was 70 years of age, and came to the sound country in 1851 as a deputy collcctor of custom*. In 1862 he was secretary of the territory, and during 1805-00 was acting governor dnring the absence of Governor* Pickering and Cole. Th«- Chllkoot Tramway. Washington, .Tan. 31.—Commissioner Hermann of the general land offlM has reported adversely on the hill introduced in congress granting certain tramway and other privileges over the Chilkoot paw, Alaska, to a rompai. v organised to con duct such operations there. He points out that a bill regulating generally such mat ters is now pending n congress, whose enactment will open t »e way for corpora tions desiring such privileges to obtain them in a regular manner. i. Internal Revenue < olleettess. Jan. 28.—The m^- 4l »Jy of the collector*? iiietl today t show- W'" to MINES Of 1 NORTHWEST. A GLANCE OVER MINING CAMPS lloiiri Sal«l to Have llcen Secured ou the Hcaperua Code—'The I'ulmer Mountain Tunnel—ln the Historic Old Gnlcliea Around llelenn. It is said that n new Butte company ! has Mecuml a bond on the Hes|>erus lode J for $400,000, and that the property will j he so developed as to demonstrate its | value. The dee|>est shaft on the Hc*|>crus j lode is that sunk by the Parrot company I when the sum of $30,000 was s|>ent on a | compartment shaft which was sunk at that time at a depth of 230 feet. The shaft went down through solid granite j and only an occasional stringer of copper ore was found, none of it. of suilicicntlv high grade or of such u size as would make it profitable to ship. After the Parrot coni|iuny gave up the bond 011 the property without doing any cross cutting at all. the Hcs|>erits Lca<in<> ! ('ompany was formed, Silas King and . others being interested, and the Parrot shaft was used for the purpose of crosHcutting north and south a distance jof about 200 feet. To the south of the ! j shaft 100 feet a lead was cut which was l.~> feet wide, and it contained some gmsl j ore, though not a sufficient quantity to pay to ship. I'nlincr Mountain Tunnel. The Palmer mountain tunnel, the big bore that is ls>ing driven into the moun tain north of Looinis, has penetrated the first ledge. The manager says: "We entered our first ore body last Friday, I)SO feet in. We have encountered sev eral stringers nnd small veins of low grade ore, but this is the first ledge we have struck. We ran through 40 feet of hornblende and that constitutes the foot Mall of the vein. Beyond that we encountered two and one-half feet of solid mineral. It is sulphide ore, a mill ing and concentrating proposition, and tests made show it to run from $12 to $20 in gold." Arnnnil llelenn. Mining affairs are looking brighter in ! the vicinity of Helena. There is con siderable prospecting going on in our his ,toric old gulches and reports are made of some rich strikes, but nothing has yet been developed to a point where it is safe to talk about it. A new f>oo ton concen tin tor for custom work is being erected by the I Cast Helena smelter people. This will prove a powerful stimulus to the mining industry, as it. will enable a great ' many mines to send low grade ores to ! the concentrator which could not 1m» prof- j itably smelted. A. M. Iloiter, president of the smelter company, estimates that the building of the concentrator will give employment to 1000 men directly and in- i directly. Hen r Mountain HlNlrlet. The country rock in the Hear Moun tain district of Montana is of a gray j granite and limestone, all veins lading found in the contact. At a depth of I<N) to 1 .">0 fi'et, being the water line, the quart/, becomes base, and from present appearances the free milling treatment is ; of short duration, and in the end the dis trict. will liecouie a permanent smelling proposition, which must result in a great J mining center. Parties with means and | backing find good opportunities to get j leases and bonds on excellent prospects. \ I'. A. l.urtti'j'N Mutate. The estate of P. A. Largey, the Butte mining man and banker who was mur dered a few days since, is valued at $400.- 0(H) in the application of the widow for! letters of administration, he having died intestate. A large part of his wealth was invested in Rostand ami Washing ton mines, lie was president, of the ('en ter Star company of Kossland at the time of his death. tin Ton«l Mountain. Another shipment of 25 tons of ore is being hauled down from the Athabasca mine, on Toad mountain, about three miles from Nelson, to the Hall Mines smelter, which brings tike total shipments up to 200 tons. The ore averages about $65 per ton. f'arl>le t.et* It. A dispatch from Victoria announces that \V. A. Carlyle, the provincial miner alogist, will shortly resign to accept the ; position of general manager for the Brit ish America Corporation. Mr. Carlyle has been highly regarded by mining men generally in his official position. Hon. C. H. Mackintosh was seen tonight in rela tion to the above. "1 have recommended the appointment of Mr. Carlyle to the position of general *ui>erintendent of the company/* said he, "and will keep the place open for him for some time in order that he may accept it." "Will Mr. Car lyle receive a higher salary than he is at present receiving?" "It is the policy of the Jiii*ish America Corporation to get the Inst available in the way of both men and mines. Of course, Mr. Carlyle will receive more than his present salary. An increase of one or two thousand dollars ( makes no difference to this corporation | when a man of Mr. Carlyle's ability is un- ( dcr consideration." Will \ot tin Into a Trout. •I. A. Coram, of the Butte and B«»*t«»n ' smelter, which i* now Iwing operated by • the Boston and Montana, speaks as fol low* in an interview relative to the reeent ■ tale about a national tru*t: "I j know of one smelter that will not go into , a trust, aud that is the Butte and Boston. ( TU.'ie is nothing practicable in the plan. The country is too large, the interests in volved in the mining regions are ioo ex pen«ive and varied, and the transportation question is too great for any combination of smelters in this country to sueeead. I don't think a single one of the Montana shelters could possibly lie induced to enter Hiich a combination." Howard Fraction Ore. A shipment <4 ore made last week from Fraction, in the ftloean Ji- the British Canadian Gold inntro 1 to the Xel ill silver, 1.14 ou*" •in gold, an average value of $110.03 m at the present price of silver. shipment consisted ' of 23 tons whi» . e returns of $2704.05. Sold k In l.ondon. The plaei large block* of treasury stock in n of the Kenneth Gold Mining »any, owning the Tamarac group. lie Sarah Lee (Sold Mining Compai'. .vning the Porcupine group, near Ynur, insures working capital for these mine**. Si *.1 > Feet or Ore. A new body of ore lihn been disclosed in the Silver King mine and the-drills Imve penetrated a distance of 00 feet with out leaching the end of it. is the report from Nelson, B. C. POSTMASTER KIPPEN KILLED. Old Trouble Over Land In the *ea l*eree Itcaervatlon. Le wist on, Idaho, Jan. 31.—1). A. Kip pen. postmaster at Kippcn, a prominent 1 citize'i of the reservation district, was killed Friday by Joseph Morangue. coun i ty surveyor ot Nez Perce county, at the ! bitters home on the reservation. Morangue, aecompanied by two men, | | came here nd surrendered himself into j j the cuatod. of Sheriff Barton. When j surrendering himself he made but a brief statement of the afTair and the details of the traged will not be known until the findings ol ihe coroner's jury are made public. From information at hand, however, it that the men had not been on friendly terms for some time, owing to unsatisfactory business relations. Mo rangue owns a homestead near the sta- I ; tion house conducted by Kippen, and the j latter had plowed and cultivated the land with the understanding that he could se cure a lease from the owner. Morangue I subsequently discovered that if he leased his homestead he would lose his rights, and po explained the case to Kippcn. The matter resulted in bitter feelings between I the men and was finally temporarily set j tied by Morangue giving his note to Kip i pen lcr the amount of labor performed, j with the understanding that if possible j Kippen would be given a lease of the land i in furure. The matter was in had condi ! tion three weeks ago, when Morangue came to Lewiston in attendance on the session of the county commissioners. Mo rangue completed his labor here and reached his homestead Friday about II o'clock, whn the tragedy happened. Ilis brief statement of the afTair is to the effect that when he reached his home Kippen was there, and tlie land difficulty was immediately the subject of a spirited discussion. Morangue reported that, while in Lewiston he secured legal advice and j could not lasc his homestead, when Kip pen assumed a threatening attitude and stated that he woulfl compel him to sign a leave. Morangue then drew a revolver and fired several shots at Kippen. The lat*er fell across the threshold of the door and expired almost instantly. THE PRESIDENTS BIRTHDAY. TclcKriiiiiH iiml Cnllem I'ourrd Into the Ktcciiilvi' Munition. Washington .Tun. .'to. President. McKin ley his first birtlnlay ill tli«* White lion »e yontcrday. The chief exec iitiv of the nation is 55 years of age. Telegram* of congratulation poured into the executive mansion all tin* morning, ami probably the only sorrowful recol lection* of the day were occasioned by the | fart that hp could no longer, as h< had done for many years past, spend the nf I ternoon und dine with his venerabk | uiothc r. President McKinley is about the aver age ng< among presidents in the first year of their inaugurals. William Henry Har liso.i Ix'came president at 08, Buchanan at 00, Taylor 04, John Adams and Jack son it 01. Washington, Jefferson, Madi hoii nml Monroe, the Virginia presidents, eaeli 57, Johnson 5(1, Benjamin Harrison 55, Y.-n Buren, Hayes nml McKinley 54, Lincoln 52, Tyler 51, Fillmore and Ar thur, the New York presidents, 50, Polk and (Jarfield 49, Pierce 48, Cleveland 47 and (.rant 40. All the mcmlicrs of the cabinet called at the White house in the morning and presented their eongratulations, and the ambassadors followed suit. Mrs. McKin ley was radiantly happy and received many callers. Honiid for Alanka. New York, Feb. 2.—The pilot schooner Aetna has sailed from Brooklyn for Alaska with a family party of gold seek ers aboard. The party will consist of Charles C. McCarthy and Frank C. Mc- Carthy of Brooklyn, their cousin, Will iam McCarthy of Lowell, Mass.; Mrs. Frank McCarthy and her 3-months-old babv, Conserva Polaris McCarthy; Miss Cora Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Platsler. Attorney (•fiirml I>lnl»nrrr<l. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 29. —Attorney General Hendricks has been dishaTed from praet icing in the circuit court of Franklin county. The order was due to an insufficient response to a rule issued against Hendricks requiring him to pay into the court the sum of $13041 collected by him for the state during his term as attorney general. Tnnnrl Fire. Los Angeles. Cal., .Tan. .10.—The. Fair view tunnel through the mountains at Johnson's canyon, near Williams, Ariz., in a train on fire, and the officials of the Santa Fe fear that they may be compelled to plnndon the tunnel, as they are st a loss to d< vise means to extinguish the flames. President lilac Coming. Chicago, Jan. 30.—A special from the City of Mexico says: President I>ia* is preparing to make a visit to the United Htete*. His itinerary is not yet com pleted, but he will visit aljf the principal I cities, including St. Chicago and Wellington, and the Pacini* coast. The future not being bom, my friend, -4.fi aifl/«**%•! Impiwiug it. BIINGOF fllflSKfl SIEfIMfR NEAR THE SKEENA RIVER AI-KI Went to the Hmouc- Panaeti- Ctrra to (he .\uuibrr of Ttru Hun dred ami Kort) Five Will U«* Itrouuht Hack lu Sen I»le—« h rgu a Total l.ona. Nana into H. C., .Inn. 2i». The ateamci J Danube arrived at I)e|Miiture bay late last j evening, bringing down new* of the wreck of the ateamer Corona, with 245 passen gers aboard. The Corona struck a rock near the mouth of the Skeeua river an«l at once commenced to sink. Lifeboat* were lowered and the paMengent wen conveyed to the beach of the Skeena river. The steamer Al-Ki went to the rescue She is now on her way *oiith with the unfortunate goldscekcr.s. The t orona struck the rock on Tuesday morning l»ow 1 on. and is now lying uit h stern aubmerg ' ed. It is feared that the Corona will prove a total wreck and the whole of hei I cargo will l>c lost. It is also reported that the I'm. iu StramHhip Company's steamer CoquitlanJ was wrecked on the Skecna river. VhvM ticulara of thin wreck were not ohlainnß from the passengers of the Dannlic. Story H reel veil In Mrnttle. Seattle, Jan. 20.—A special to the from Victoria says that- news has been ' received there that the steamship Corona, which left. Seattle with 22."» passengers! January 20 for southeastern Alaskau[ ports had been wrecked hchj I>*wis i*l I and at the month of the Skeena river. Her passengers were all safely landed on ; Kennedy island. Kvcry |>ound «»€ freight ; and baggage is lost. No further partio- | ulars are given. The Corona whs a screw propeller, 220 feet long, 3"> fwt beam. 0 feet 5 inches hold, built in l'hiladclpliia iu IHHS, and has l>een running on the roast ever since. She is well known in southern California, having l»een on the run there between San Francisco and San Diego for some years. She was a ld-knot boat ami was fitted with all modern appliances. This was to have been the last trip of the Corona, as she was to have been tran* frred to the sothuern California division oft her return. LOSSES BY FIERCE FLAMES. MairnlArcnt Church nnil Chapel In Montreal llulncil. Montreal .lan. 20.—Fire was discovered in the chape! adjoining the magnificent parVh church of St. John the ft-.iptist, iu the northern portion of the city, at ' o'clock yesterday morning. A general alarm was turned iu, but before tlie fire men arrived in force the llames had gained access to the church. The cha]»el and church were practically ruined. The loss will reach $2~>0,000. Kwnrt llullriluu. Clilcauo. Chicago, Jan. 20.—Fire last night par tially destroyed the Kwart building, Nos. 11 to 23 Jefferson street, entailing u loss of $200,000. The flames broke out within a few moments after the 600 employes of the various tenants of the huildiug bad left the structure at the completion their day's work. The building damaged to the extant of $75,1KK), balance of the loss is divided among . number of concerns isrupying the build ing. IN NORTHERN PACIFIC HANDS ttmttle A International ■*«««<•« Vrom 0«H-p foutrol Fel». I Seattle, Jan. 20.—The Post-Intelligencer says: Information of an unquestioned nature has been given limited circulation that General John H. Bryant, president: Charles Powers, treasurer and secretary, and M. S. Paton, chairman of the l»oard of directors of the Seattle A Internalioi. al. have resigned, and that on February I the Seattle A International will pais into the operation of the Northern Pa cific. A new board of directors has Ik»cii elected, of which President Mellen of the Northern Pacific was made chairman. This news was supplemented by the statement that M. P. Martin, general auditor ®f the Northern Pacific, with oth er officials of the road, is on his way to Seattle to take charge of the Seattle L International. The Canadian Pacific will not lw» affect ed by the change of ownership, as four years more of its trackage contract witl the Seattle & International remains. DISTRIBUTE RELIEF FUNDS. l'rr«ldrnt Will Hrnil n Km* Imnh r > to ('aba. New York, Jan. 2f>. The Time* says: "*»• " ' * ':y ha* decided to send ... .. j .vihl emissary. whose duty will l»c the distribution of the supplies ncnt thm by the central Cuban relief committee of thin city. The pomralUw has appoints sub commitlw* all over tlie cast and south and the contributions in the way of clothing, provisions, furniture and cooking utenniln have been ho great that when they were shipped to lfatuna. (•cneral Fitzhugh l/ee, to whom they wnv consigned, fund himself entirely uiiaMe to handle Hum with hi- limited supply of help." Thorwaldsen's "I.ion of Lucernes/* cut in the li\ing rock, is crackling and crum bling away, owing to the iuflltration of water in the sandstone cliff of which it forms a part. It is to be preset ved by i«o --lating it from the main iwsly of sand stone and draining the ground it. The Avondale cotton mills in Bt ham, Ala., are rapidly Hearing c tion and will l>e in operation tr'.tlulft couple of month*. The mills will eo*t about $700,(KM) and when finished will b** the fourth largest plant of its kind ni the south. I«ake Erie is the lake of the "yviu! cat the name given to m ferocjptt* ti*U NO. 1.