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A Variety of Statistics for the Paat
Year—Seinl-Anuual Payment to
Ket l'erce Indian* Will Amount
to flßo,ooo—Han Been a ttood
Winter (or Stock In Montana.
The logging industry is picking up in
Wahkiakum county.
Farmers in the vicinity of Goldendale
are doing their spring plowing.
The Everett nail works, having lieen
closed for some time, are again in opera
The total of county and state school
bonds in Whitman county for the cur
rent year is $28,759.44.
The treasurer of Thurston county for j
the year 1897 collected taxes amounting ;
to $75,000.
A contract has been let for the im
mediate construction of the (Soldcndale-
Lyle county wagon road.
Whitman county commissioners have
made an order authorizing Sheriff Sims
to expend any sum not exceeding $500 to I
bring the lynchers of "Blacky" and the j
murderer of Dan Calland to justice, and !
urged the sheriff to take active steps in j
each ease.
The rates on flour from the Pacific I
coast to China and Japan by all steamer
lines have been advanced 33 1-3 per cent.
The new rate is $4, gold, per ton, the
old rate being $3, and became effective
February 1.
The roadbed of the railway from Aber
deen to Hoquiam has been completed.
The depot grounds at Aberdeen are pre
pared and the big buildings on the line
where the bridge wil cross the Wishka
river are being moved.
Hie shipbuilding yards at Point Hud
son and lower end of Water street, in
Port Townsend, present a busy scene
these times. About 100 men are employed
in connection with the building of a tug.
steam schooner and repairing other ves
Professor Balmer of thf agricultural
college receied 10 dozen "bob whites"
from Kansas the other day by express.
The quail will be turned loose on the ag
ricultural college farm, and will be pro
tected and allowed to propagate, in hopes
that this country may become the home
of this excellent game bird.
Assistant Attorney General Vance
holds that a sheriff is liable to the county
or state on his official bond for a failure
to perform his official duties, the right of
action being limited to six years, but thnt
in a collateral proceeding by some indi
vidual to punish the sheriff or to recover
damages for an injury, the three years'
statute of limitation applies.
Salmon are running freely in the Spo
kane river and the streams which afford
them spawning grounds, and the king of
food fishes is being taken in good quan
tities. This news will be hailed with de
light by the ambitious fishermen of Spo
kane. In previous years fish as large as
45 pounds have been brought to town, vic
tims of a fight with rod and tackle v% hich
lasted frequently over an hour. The best
catches this year have been made in the
big pool in the Little Spokane. The sal
mon take a spoon readily. They are fat
and in the best condition both for food
and fighting qualities. As the el< sc sea
son begins March 10, the anglers have
little time to waste if they expect to have
sport this year.
Fremont county warrants are at par.
The Lewiston city council has passed
an ordinance granting to E. H. Libby,
president ef the Vincland company, a
street railway franchise for the period of
25 yearS. Mr. Libby appeared before the
council and stated that the purpose of
the company was to connect Lewiston
and Vitieland by the line over the pro
posed Snake river bridge. Speaking of
the plans, he said the company expected
to soon commence work on the construc
tion of the bridge, as the bill authorizing
the construction had passed the senate
and house.
In the religious census of Boise, Idaho,
taken by the Sunday School Union of
that city, the religious preferences of 978
persons are given. The list by denomina
tions is as follows: Methodist 217, Epis
copal 142, Baptist 133, Presbyterian 111,
Catholic 78, Christian 50, Congregational
59, Hebrew 30, Adventist 13, Lutheran
13, Salvation Army 7, Unitarian 2, Mor
mon 2, Quaker 1, Free Thinker 1, no pref
erence 110; total 078. There are 808 re
porting church membership. Of these in
the city one-quarter are Methodists.
J« e Kaufmann lost his life in the snow
on the summit on the Idaho City road the
other night, his body being found the
following morning. Though he was still
living, he was so far gone that he died
soon after being taken to a place of shel
ter. He was a well known miner. Re
cently, it seems, he has been of unsound
mind. At Idaho City he was lately held'
in jail several days, the doctor stating
that he had softening of the brain. When
he was released he walked to Boise. Here
he acted queerly. Karly in the week
he disappeared, and the next heard of
him was the news of his being found on
the summit.
Patrick Markey is dead, aged 75 years.
About one month ago Mr. Markey was
taken sielc in his cabin on Atlanta hill,
and through thcHnstrumentality of C. V.
Smith, who was his mining partner, was
brought to Atlanta on a hand tiled, where
Mr. Smith and the other friends did every
thing in their power to relieve his auf
fering. Mr. Markey was born in Dublin,
Ireland, December 25, 1822, and came to
America at the age of 23, served with
General Scott during the Mtxiean war.
was mustered out of the stfhice at Fort
Vancouver in 1851; wa* \iwaged in
placer mining in California tYitii 1859.
when he engaged in the merxAtile busi
ness in Portland, Ore. He removed to
Lewiston, Idaho, in 1803, w opened
and successfully conducted a geiWal *tore.
He came to Rocky Bar in and to
Atlanta two veers later. JkJU®jkey
served as county commishioner of old Al
turas county for the years 1872 and 1873,
and had as his associates the late Hon.
D. B. Ethel and Hon. William Malally.
Mr. Markey was universally respected
wherever known.
Work has begun on the Methodist
church building at Liberty, Mont.
A plan is on foot to secure the exten
sion of the railroad from Dorsey to White
Sulphur Springs.
The total amount of warrants, principal
and interest, redeemed by the state treas
urer of Idaho during January, was $07,-
00*2.55. Of these $">0,384.94 were general
fund warrants.
Auditor Scott has been issuing war
rants to the amount of $4150.41, with in*
terest from August 8, 1893, to Bingham
county. This is Bannock county's pro
; portion of the old Bingham county debt
I to old Alturas county.
During 1897 Latah county warrants
i were redeemed as follows: CJeneral
county fund, $1787.00; road fund, $4,-
953.35; bridge fund, $1272.78; school fund,
$35,925.60; hospital fund, $1100; current
expense fund, $30,128.78; bond interest
fund, $1004.40; total, $77,772.03.
Front statistics prepared for the rail
' way company it is learned that the pro
| duct ion of wheat in the Genesee valley
! for 1897 is estimated to have been 800,-
j 000 bushels. Of this amount over 435,-
; 000 bushels have been shipped. The bal
-1 anee is in the warehouses and in the
: hands of the farmers.
A letter has been received at Lewiston j
from Senator Shoup stating that the ;
treasury drafts for the next semi-annual!
Indian payment would reach the agency
about February 20. The amount disburs
ed at that time will be $180,000.
Two bull elk were seen within the town
limits of Sheridan the other day. It is
supposed that they came from the direc
tion of Virginia City.
A Lake basin wool grower says the
winter thus far has been the best for
stock of all kinds since the memorable
open winter of 1885-80. He reports the
ranges in his section entirely free from
snow and says the sheep are in splendid
condition. Unless there should be some
unprecedented cold weather and heavy
snowstonns, followed by a chinook and
then more cold weather to crust the snow,
the range losses this winter will be light.
Krnest Kimmel had a miraculous es
cape from death the other day. He was
at work in the big raise in the Broadwa
ter mine at Neihart, when a slab of rock
weighing over half a ton, fell upon hiin
without warning, from the roof. He was
crushed to the floor ol the tunnel, but
the rock fell in such a manner that its
full weight did not rest upon him. A
fellow workman, Jerry Keegan, came to
his assistance at once and pried the rock
up enough to release Kimmel. It was
found that his left shoulder was broken,
and he is now in the hospital.
Thomas Welch, a half-breed Indian,
who was convicted of murder in the sec
ond degree in Custer count, has been tak
en to the state penitentiary, where he
will serve a 20-year term. Welch was
associated with Ceorge F. CJeddes in the
murder of Winnie Brown, a young Tongue
river rancher. Brown was killed by a
colored man named Dixon, v.ho had been
urged to make away with him by Ceddes
and Mrs. f«eddes. At the time of the
shooting (ieddes was in Chicago, but he
was arrested for complicity, tried last
month and found guilty of murder in the
second degree, and sentenced to 99 years
in the penitentiary, (ieddes is the son
of a wealthy New Yorker, who is prom
inently connected with the Chicago, Mil
waukee L St. Paul road.
A Conference of Vnlon l.« borer*
Held In Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Fc»b. 15. —At a labor con
ference held here resolutions were adopted
favoring the abolishment of the sub-con
tract system 011 city contracts and the in
serting of a clause in all such contracts
forbidding the contractors to work the
men more than eight hours.
The meeting indorsed the bill in con
gress providing for a national eight-hour
law and the bills providing for greater
protection of seamen and restricting the
brutality of captains, the forbidding of
prison labor competing with free labor,
and the alxriishnicnt of government by in
There were present delegates from the
federated trades of this city and Racine,
the executive boards of the Wisconsin
Federation of Labor, the Federated trades
council and the Building trades council.
It was deeided to make a demonstration
on May 1 to emphasize labor's demand
for a strict observance of the eight-hour
law in the state.
General Improvement In Forelgi
lloiidn— Americana Were Steady.
London, Feb. 15.—Money is scarce
with no certain indications of easiness in
the near future. In the stock exchange
business Uat week was fair. The failure
of negotiations led to a recov
ery of \ in consols, and home railways
experienced an all round rise in the re
sumption of worK by Uie engineers. In
foreign bonds there was a general Im- j
provement. Greek bonds went $ point
higher on the international guarantee of
the new loan, an«l Chinese and Japanese*
bonds were also bought. Uruguayan
bonds were buoyant on the political de
velopment and Americans were steady.
Norfolk A Western railway shares im
proved point*; Atchison, Topeka A
fcanta Fe adjustment, 2J; New York &
Lake Erie Western mortgage, 2: Denver
ii hio liraiule preferred, IS. and New
i York. Lake Shore & Western firsts. IJ.
! Missouri. Kan<%as & T>xas scoonds dropped
;2| poinj*. and there were other minor
! movement*.
Why Jr>e* A boll come 10 a head when
lit is located elsewhere?
| The »t£e Inward of control has ordered
' that 20 afre# be plants* 41
!' uu V*
The Trial o ( Zola Brlnv* Forth
Strlkluflr Development*—The Gar
rlNon of Paris Haa Keen Reln
fo reed—The Republic Imperiled
l»y the Recent Disclosures.
Paris, Feb. 15. -When the trial of Zola
and Perrieux was resumed yesterday.
Jeuris, the socialist member of the cham
ber of deputies, was recalled. He reiter
ated his belief in the culpability of Ester
The examination of M. Bertillon, the
handwriting expert, was then resumed.
He said he thought it impossible to ask
the minister of war for the incriminating
documents seized at the residence of Drey
fus in 1804.
Laborie, counsel for Zola, thereupon
protested, and twitted Bertillon with be
ing unwilling to testify in court while
giving interviews to newspapers. Bertil
lon said the interviews were false. licing
pressed by Laborie how, unless he had
seen the secret documents, he was able
to prove at the court-martial that Drey
fus wrote Bordereau, Bertillon answered
that lie could not explain without the
documents, which were no longer in his
This statement caused a sensation in
court, and Laborie demanded that the ad
-1 voeate general compel the witness to re
ply. The advocate general made no an
swer. Finally Bertillon, who persisted in
not answering questions, left the witness
stand amidst considerable uproar, Laborie
remarking, "And that is the man upon
whose evidence Dreyfus was convieted."
The garrison of Paris has been rein
forced by troops from Versailles.
Disaster Threatens.
New York, Feb. 15.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Paris says:
What will be the upshot of the whole
business is a question that may l>e asked
with some profit at this juncture of the
Zola trial. Gravest anxiety obtains and
the Caulois goes so far as to complain,
editorially, that "anarchy prevails iu the
army, in the law and in the street," and
calls upon M. Felix Faure to exercise his
constitutional power and put a stop to
this state of things.
Following are the views of well-known
Parisian journalists, experienced in read
ing the signs of their times:
Caston Calmette of the Figaro said:
"A fault has been committed—a fault
which should be attributed to the court
of affairs rather than to the men who
have brought about this campaign of re
vision. The proper position to take is a
strictly legal one, and to ask but one
question in the parliament, which com
bined against Dreyfus without his knowl
edge, to the court martial. If he has been
convicted in connection with a document
which he knows nothing about and of
which his counsel knew nothing, then
the law, no matter what was the fault
of Dreyfus, has l»een violated and the
matter should be revised. The whole
question is wrap|>ed up in that. Every
one could associate himself with the cam
paign, so far as justice is concerned, but
no one could do so properly before the
revision takes place, nor with certainty
have set in motion the question of the
innocence of Dreyfus, if the matter had
lieen viewed in this light Frame would
have avoided one of the most terrible
crises she has undergone since 1870. I
speak of the republic, and this is the Ijrst
danger to the republic which can involve
such incalculable consequences. I refer
to the danger of the antagonism now
springing into existence between the ju
dicial system and the army, between the
gown and the sword, the antagonism be
tween the political world and our army
Zola Will lie t onvlcted.
Henri Rochefort said: "Zola will be
convicted. There is so great a pressure of
public opinion acting on the jury that one
can not expect anything but conviction.
On the other hand, Zola does not seem to
me to be well defended, and his counsel
seems to be dragging the affair out as
long as possible. 1 do not think Zola will
go to prison, nor do I think he will be
obliged to pay a fine. After the trial is
over its conclusions will be considered by
the court of cassation; but supposing
Zola is acquitted, he will not be able to
show himself in public in Pa«*, nor for
that matter anywhere in France, without
personal danger to himself. He could
not well live in Paris with a bodyguard
continually about him.''
M. Judel of the Petit Journal said: "I
consider the present situation very grave,
and this gravity is owing to the weakness
of the government/'
Ferdinand Xau of the Journal said:
"The extreme gravity of the situation
does not lie in the question of the culpa
bility or the innocence of Dreyfus, but in
the passions of the various parties. The
question tends to separate into two cauip»,
or better yet, into sects, the nation whose
unity has been in force and which, less
than a century ago. proclaimed the rights
ot man—that is to say. liberty <>f opinion
as regards politics and religion. Iliat is
why there is reason to feel that if some
gTain of common sense does not enter
our heads, if our politicians make use of
! our divisions as a spring board during
the coming election, and scatter hatred
! instead of preaching ap|»easciuent and
I conciliation, or rather reconciliation, the
I question will remain open."
(irrmin) Kiclndf* Apple*.
Washington. Feb. 15. —Gtbles received
I at the state dejMirtrr.ent from Ambassador
! White say that the consul at Hamburg re
j ports that of 2700 packages of fruit ar
riving bv the steamer Patria, Ml cases of
j California apples Mere stopped, others
i being admitted free.
I. Two important eve-WH a | *
•Wre when he finds the
•Hp : * * »>
Men and Ammunition Went Away
l uder Very Koae* of Pinkerton*.
Jacksonville,Fla., Feb. 15.—A special to
the Times, Union and Citizen from Tampa
Almost under the nose of Edward Uay
lor, superintendent of Pinkerton and
Spanish spies, a large Cuban expedition
left Tampa last night and tonight, sail
ing from u point on Pease river. The men,
about 70 in number, walked through the
streets of Tampa about 2 o'clock this
morning and boarded a special train,
which quickly bore theui to a point near
where they were to embark, ami there
they remained in hiding until tonight,
when a tug took them out to the steamer
which bore then)- a* ay to Cuba, Colonel
Kmilio Nunez Itcing in charge of the
steamer, it is said General Sanguilly is
the real commander, and credit is given
this rumor from the fact that when the
men left here they were in charge of Col
onel l>»chuga, who was first lieutenant of
the personal staff selected by Sangually
when he failed to get away from Jack
sonville. Su peri 11 tend en t (javlor, his son
and another Pinkerton man have been
here looking for Sanguilly. lielieving he
was near here. It is alleged the Cubans
have sent Sanguilly away ou this trip to
get rid of him in the United States. The
detectives are totally ignorant of the de
parture of his expedition. It is understood
that 5000 rifles, 0000 pounds of dynamite,
200,000 rounds of cartridges and a large
lot of supplies mode up the cargo.
A Seven-Story Sew York Oiee
Hill Id I nit Burned.
Xew York, Feb. 14.—Levi P. Morton's
seven-story oflue building with frontages
on Nassau and Ann streets, known as the
Xassau Cluimliers building, was destroyed
by fire Saturday night. The firemen had a
hard battle and for three hours there was
every pros|>eet of a great conflagration.
Every fire company in the city from Fif
ty-sixth street to the Battery was called
out. The Derby Desk Company occupied
the Nassau and the Ann street store
rooms and the basement of the building,
where the fire originated, was occupied by
♦ lie Herald Cycle Company.
From the Xassau Chambers the fire
spread to the four-story building adjoin
ing and the clothing store of Maduro
Brothers on the ground floor was quickly
in flames. The loss here will be practi*
cally complete.
Several firemen were badly cut by (ly
ing glass ami debris, but none seriously
The World this morning states that
the loss from all sources will probably
reach $1,000,000.
Four Tragedies Which Have Start
led the llooMlera.
Terre Haute, Intl., Feb. 15. —During a
quarrel in a saloon at Crant, a coal min
ing town north of this city, Jonn ('Ar
lington shot and killed» Wesley Niece
Saturday. He also shot Baylcss Niece,
who will die. The murderer esca|>ed.
At Lyford, another mining town, the
|w»stmaster, John (Jilfoy, shot Joe Hoff
man, who will die.
John Bessel, an Italian, was struck in
the neck with a miner's pick and killed.
His body was then placed under the ele
vator running down to the shaft, where
it was found. The last murder was at
Owe* f1.2a0.000 and Haai *700.000
to Pay Hl* Delif*.
Milwaukee, Feb. 15.— A statement of
the liabilities of Henry Sherry, the lum
berman who failed some time ago, aiwl
the six companies in which he was in
terested, given the amount as $1,2*50,000,
with nominal assets at $700,000.
Mr. Sherry's personal liabilities are
$828,000 and in addition to this he lias
indorsed the paper of his corporation for
$580,(KM) more. The assets to meet this
are now estimated to be worth $350,000.
Soluble Head.
San Francisco, Feb. 15. —A. D. Wilder,
superintendent of the western division of
the Southern l»acific. died yesterday of
pneumonia, after a short illness. Wilder
had been in poor health for some time
past, but continued at his desk until last
Monday, when a light cold settled upon
his lungs.
South Rovalton. Vt., Feb. 15.—David
W. Ramsdell, famous as the discoverer of
the Nonrty oat, is dead at the home of
his niece. Mrs. K. L. Fish, aged 74 years.
St. Paul. Feb. 15. —Dr. C. A. Wheaton, a
well-known surgeon, died suddenly last
night of apoplexy.
Dublin, Feb. 15.—C. Redmond, founder
of the Waterfard News, is dead.
RellrvM In Istervfßtloa.
Washington. Feb. 15.—Autonomy is a
failure. This is the meat of a volumin
ous report which Consul General l>ee is
said to have forwarded from Havana to
the state department. And, as if to pre
pare the people for actiun by this govern
ment. Senator .Joseph B. Foraker of Ohio
granted an interview of which the most
pregnant sentenc ws<: "The whole chap
ter, as it is now bug written on the
ishmd of Cuba, h one of horror, shocking
to civilization and of *uch a nature that
intervention should be resorted to if
necessary to put an end to it."
Feb. 15. -Replying to the ques
tion of Mr. Field in the house of commons
yesterday, whether t!ie government in
tended to co-operate in promoting nn in
ternational conference to consider'the cur
rcncy question. Mr. l»alfour, the govern
ment leader, said the government would
ifc*» r «fry glad 'J[ see pn in''/-national
"eg uing the cil> > fey, but he
, add to the i rtnati<.n al
»sion of the U ••••
Representatives o( Textile 1 ulom
Favor the Cloning of Kvery Cot
ton Mill—The Plan of the Federa
tion o( Labor-Worker* to De
Boston, Feb. 14.—At a meeting in this
| city of 55 representatives of textile unions
I in Xew England it was unanimously vot-
I cd to recommend that all unions rail out
I the o|>eratives in every cotton mill iu
j Xew England. r
I The resolution was practically the out
come of the recommendation which Presi
dent Ciompers made to the Federation of
last Sunday, iu which he urged the
I different unions to unite ou some settled
policy on the mill situation in New En-
I gland. At that meeting a committee of
I four was appointed to take charge of the
matter, and after a conference tins com
mittee recommended that a general meet
ing he held to take definite action.
Today the representatives of the various
textile associations assembled and for
four hours discussed the situation from
every standpoint. The primary object of
the meeting was to devise some methods
of rendering assistance to the New Bed
ford strikers. It was pointed out that if
the strikers at New Bedford could hold
out for four weeks without receiving more
that 20 cents per o|>erativc per week iu
the way of outside assistance other mill
operatives could stand a similar strain,
and that if all went out it would precipi
tate a crisis that would have to be met
within a short time by the manufacturers.
It was also shown that the mule spinners
were in excellent condition as regards
funds, the United Textile Workers and
the New England Federation of Weavers
were in g«>od shajie, but the rest were
short of funds.
The resolutions were discussed ami at
length the matter was put to a vote, not
one l>eing registered against the motion
that the different unions should inaugur- \
ate a general strike in every mill until
a satisfactory adjustment of wages could ;
lie arranged. It now remains for the vari- j
ous national unions to take action in the
matter, but what this action will lie is a ;
matter of conjecture. If all should ac
quiesce and vote to strike, 147,000 opcr- j
atives would undoubtedly cease work, and !
the manufacture of cotton goods through- j
out New England would stop. If, on the I
other hand, only a few unions snould vote '
to strike, the refusal of the others would j
still keep a large portion of the mills in j
Inasmuch, however, as the meeting was j
the outcome of President Compels' sug- 1
gestion, and as he admonished the mem j
bers of the Federation of labor to join i
hands and assist the New Bedford strik- '
crs, it seems probable that nearly every >
union will carry out the recommendations
and that one of the greatest strikes ever
seen in this country is im|>ending.
The Fourteenth Infantry llattallon
to l.eave for Skawuny.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 14. The steamship
Oregon nailed last night for Dyca and
Skaguay, Alaska, with 500 passengers
and 1200 Urns of freight, including 50
dogs, 41 horses, and .'l4 burros. One hun
dred tons of supplies for the government
relief expedition are sent north by the
(ieneral Mcrriam. commanding the de
partmcnt of the Columbia, expected to
nail on the regon lant night, but import
ant dispatches received from Washington
compelled him to postpone his departure
for a few days.
Captain 1). L. Itraincrd, who is the dis
bursing officer of the government relief
e\|»edition, was among the passengers.
He has orders to go to Dyea and there
await the arrival of the government rein
deer and the Know & Ice Locomotive Com
pany's engines, both of which will be used
in the pansage to Dawson. (Captain
lirainerd expects to be able to start the
expedition from Dyea by March 1.
The First battalion of the Fourteenth
! infantry, consisting of companies A and
<}, will leave Vancouver barracks Tuesday
via Tacoma for Skaguay. All their prop
erty and paraphernalia, including rations
amounting to 25 tons, have l»een loaded
on the river steamer Undine for shipment
to Kalama. where they will be reshipped
by rail to Tacoma over the Northern Pa
Lieutenant Colonel Russell, who was
to have commanded this battalion, will
remain at Vancouver barracks owing to
|>oor health. Lieutenants Learned and
Cabell joined their regiments today from
detachment service and (Captain Matile,
commanding (J company, expects to ar
rive Tuesday.
Colonel llernmide* Will Cheat the
Court-Martial Sentence.
rity of Mexico, Feb. 15. —Colonel Nifves
ileiuatidcx, who wan nunpected of Com
pliritv in the Oarcia connpiracy and wan
tried by court martial and sentenced to
• Until. In now dying at the Sano Diego
military prison. He wan of ntrong ron
ntitution, but an inactive life han told on
liim, and he in nlowlv wanting away. The
evidence aguinnt him natinfled the tri
bunals but hin friend* believe in hit in
nocence. although the cimnnntantial evi
dence wm ntrong.
Doiiiinguer, Cowan, a member of the Cu
ban revolutionary junta of New York
and head of the Cuban committee, in dy
ing. He han been uncful to the Cuban
caii*** and will be a lom to the patriotn.
Helped to ladlet Tweed.
Vew York, Feb. 14.—John I). McKen
zie died yesterday aged M yearn. He wan
chairman of th* committee of citizen*
formed for the relief of the colored people
in the war riotn. He wan alno foreman
of the grand jury ytk\ieh indic ted William
M. Tweed. .
Track Would lie llullt ou tlie North
Side uf the Hirer.
i lewiston, Idaho, Feb. 15. —J. Alexau
| dcr, a prominent merchant, has received
: a telegram from a high railroad source
j that the O. K. <1 X. would immediately
j commence operation on the extension of
I a railroad line to Lewiston. It has been
| understood to be the l>oast of the O. H. &
! X that when the Northern Pacific enter*
| ed this field the former company would
| show a bitter competition, and the infor
mation received today is the general sub
ject of discussion on the streets. The
company will probably extend their line
I from Wallula up the Snake river val-
I ley. tapping the grain territory of the
I high lands bv chutes, as several surveys
by that route have already l>een made.
I By that route the road would run on the
! north side of the Snake river and cross
the Clearwater river to Lewiston.
Discussion of the matter has developed
the fact that, two weeks ago a party of
C. B. & Q. surveyors left Uniontown for
the Pierce City country to work on the |
western approach to the Ijo Ix> pass. This
company has had a survey party working i
en the Montana side for some time past,
but recently returned to Billings, owing
to lieavv snows. It is stated that they
will resume work April I, and will join
the part)* from this side on the Lo Lo
trail some time during the coming sum
mer. completing the survey. Billings is
now the western terminus of the C. B. &
Q. and it is generally understood to be
the policy of the company to push the
line to the coast as soon as tin* most prac
ticable and direct route could be deter
mined. The attention given the Lo Lo
pass by the company recently seems to
give substantial support to the belief that
that route has l>ccn accepted, in which
event the road will penetrate the Pierce
City mining region and drop down into
the Clearwater valley, and by way of
Lewiston, proceed to Portland, through
the Columbia basin, making the shortest
transcontinental route to the coast by
30 hours.
Plan on Foot In Scuttle to Organise
a Widespread Movement.
Seattle, Feb. 14. —A new plan is on
foot for the organization of a series of
hospitals lit all the chief points in Alas
kii, and the chief promoter of the enter
prise, Dr. F. 11. Itooth, is now in Seattle
mi his way northward.
"it is our purpose," said Dr. Booth to
night, "to organize a hospital service at
Dyea. Ijikc Bennett, Stewart river, Daw
son, Fort Cudahy, Circle City, Minook
crcck and Copper river. The first station
to In* organized will be at Dyea. Our
general plan is similar to the hospital
stations throughout, the lumber regions of
Michigan and Wisconsin. The coni|mny
under the auspices of which we are work
ing is known as the Alaska Sanitary Com
pany, organized under the state of Illinois.
Had Two Hundred raaHenßem.
Seattle. Wash., Feb. 14.- The steamer
City of Pueblo arrived here yesterday
from San Francisco, after a stormy trip.
She had 200 )Mssengcr«. who will transfer
here for Alaska.
Ilunco Men and Thus* Have Tlielr
Una Way.
Seattle. Feb. 14. The steamer Utopia,
which has just arrived from Skugiiav and
Dvca, report* that a vigilance coiiimitt4*«*
in being formed at Skaguay. and it in the
intention of the eommittee to drive out
of town the horde of tough* and htineo
A number of deaths have taken place
in the past few days, the cause being
cerebral spinal meningitis, and physician*
Mate that the disease threatens to tiecomc
Holdups and petty larceny are lieing
daily reported, and it is more than prob
able that lynching will occur unless the
iiuthoriticH act promptly.
Wheeling Ordered to Skmiar.
Seattle, Feb. 14.—A letter received here
from Sitka. Alaska, state* that the gun
boat Wheeling, which is stationed there,
ha* been ordered to Skuguiiy.
State Meeka to Recover fll.tMMi |)p*
poaltetl at lllitekfoot.
Boise. Idaho, Feb. 14. -The state haw
inaugurated proceedings to rwcvw #11.-
000 involved in the failure of the Hunting
hank at Illackfoot last winter. Tlie theory
of the state is that the deposit wan in the
nature of a trust, us the law provide*
that mieh funds ean be deposited only on
special deposit. The bank knew that the
money ielonged to the state, nnd it is
held that it was the nature of the ease
a special deposit that could not lie ab
norbed into the general assets of the failed
concern. The matter will l»e heard at
Blackfoot March 17 on a petition in inter
Mnowalldf Mmaabrd HuUtllng.
Honsland, B. Feb. 15.—The Travel*
building, on Columbia avenue, has been
wrecked bv a snow slide from the roof of
the Record building. The Travers build
ing is a story and a half structure and is
occupied by the J. F Travers hardware
store. Mr. and Mrs. Travers were in the
building at the time of the slide and bare
ly escaped with their lives. The loss to
the building and stock will amount to
fully #isoo.
I)re> fu* Ailtmliiß In Provinces.
Paris. Feb. l.V—Numerous meetings
were held in the provinces yesterday in
connection with the Dreyfus agitation.
In some case* demonstrations against
the government were made, but there
were no dioorders.
Freaek Uhrai Crop Good.
Puria, Feb. 15. -The French wheat crop
promise* to be very good in 13 depart
mants. good im 44 and fair in 3D.
Will Go In Alnnkn un Soon an Trai
porta t lou In Arrangrd- Aetlvl
tit Vancouver Uarrnck*— Druk
of DUordrr at SUnuu»> iiuil li>.
| Portland, Or., Fob. 12. Four ««
i panics of the Fourteenth infantry, un«
Colonel Thos. M. Anderson, hue been
dered to start for Alaska at the earli
possible date, aiul two nu re will h<
themselves in readiness to follow at
moment's notiee. The order wan reee
ed at Vancouver's barracks by (ione
Merriain, commanding the department
the Columbia, who instantly set. al»<
the preparations for the movement of I
troops. The constantly increasing d;
ger of disorder at Skaguay and Dye* I
led the war department to insure pej
by the presence of a force sutflcicn
large to hold any disturbance in che-
Whether the Fourteenth will lie perun
ently located in Alaska has not yet In
determined, but it seems not unlikely,
only two companies arc left at the post
As soon as the order reached Vanci
ver barracks, Oeneral Merriain uud Ma
Jacobs, his chief quartermaster, came
Portland to secure, if possible, pa mi
for the troops on the Oregon. The res
of their interview with Agent Post on v
not entirely satisfactory. The latter v
not disposed to disappoint those to wh
the accommodations on the Oregon In
been sold, and would make no delin
reply without consulting the officials
the Pacific Coast Steamship Coin pa
He proposed, however, to bring # the A
tralia, a 2200-ton steamship now fitt)
for the Alaska trade in San Francisco*
Portland, fo carry the command, a p
which was favorably received, and whi
from present indications, will probal
be udoptcd. In this case the start will i
l»e made till March. Everything on 1
Oregon except 10 berths, have been s«
so that she could be of no service to i
government for the movement of troo
It is well understood that in case of u
ent necessity, the stearner could be sei*
but such a course is hardly likely to
faken unless late reports should br
news of serious trouble in Skaguay
Dyea. Negotiations are also in progr
for the tra ns|K)r tat ion of part of
troops by way of Pugct sound.
Dentil of n Ouop llrllllnut l*li>mlc*l
of l.oulnvllle.
Louisville. Ky.. Feb. 15.—Dr. John
Develli, who was found in destitute »
cumstauccs. with his daughter, Miss C
Develli, in a comfortless room oil K
Main street Kcvcral weeks ago, died S
day in a New Albany sanitarium,
was taken to the institution a week >
to undergo treatment there. The ofllci
did not think it advisable to give him i
other treatment tluin t«» relieve hi* p
by the use of medicine. His body >
almost one mass of sores, caused by
use of a hypodermic needle, there be
150 abscesses on him when he died. Th
absceases brought on pyaemia, wh
caused bin death.
Miss ("ore Develli. who was taken
the New Albany nanitarium with
father, ha* been steadily improving, i
her physician feels certain that she \
recover her health. Wealthy and in
ential friends of her father who rcsidf
this city have taken her cast* in hi
antl will care for her after recovery.
Develli was for years n prosperous i
respected physician until wrecked by
morphine and cocaine habits. He was
Italian by birth, was highly educated i
accomplished, and spoke many lauguit
with great fluency. His learning, no
than the mystery of his life, which
doubt diet! with him, was a const
source of wonder to those who w
thrown in contact with him. He catm
this city right after the war, though
is said to have been in Louisville dm
the war as a confederate spy. M.
strange stories have been told concern
him. and es|>ecial attention has been t
etl to the sad ending of what once pr
isetl to be a brilliant career. It lias b
said that he was a political exile; that
killed a man ill a duel in his youth,
other theories have been advanced to
count for hi* reticence concerning
early life.
H In* Hnrlon M(«r(a Work In Kuril
—S|»«tnl«ih %eeil *uppllc*.
Havana, Feb. !•*». Miss Clara Ifcu
has given a contract to a huge link
here to make crackers for the recoil*
(ieneral Hast el la no is at Puerto I*
tiencral buque re*" a ins ut Holg.
News is awaited of an engagement t
occurred yesterday in that section. I
believed in Spanish military circles t
the insurgent general, Culixto Carcia.
fallen back to the camp of Jesus Kabi
Additional supplies are greatly ne»
by the Spanish, particularly for usi
the hospitals and the chief com man •
the Imttalions lack the force nece*
for operations and to replace their lir
Moreover, the guerrillas are much
There is great need of horses fin
Colonel Ordonez, while reconnoitc
with MM) men near the insurgent, cam
Capiro, met the insurgents in Hti
for«*e and lout several killed and woun
l.nrlßrrt Unlit?.
Chicago, Feb. L. Liiet
has been convicted of the murder of
wife and sentenced to iinpriooument ii
penitentialv for the term of hi« nat
1 " • jr-
One of tlie wealthiest; -
vtr, N. H., if* Hawing wq ap
l»t» avoirdupois.
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