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VOL. I.
NEWS THROUGH I WEEK
NEWS AT HOME AND ABROAD.
Item* of Information leathered I'roui
a Wide Area—Political Happen*
lair« and Induntrlal \ote»—Crimen
aud Accident*.
Minister for the Colonies Lebon at Paris
has refused the petition of Mme. Dreyfus,
wife of former Captain Dreyfus, to share
the latter's imprisonment on Devil's isl
and.
There was great excitement at Yildi/
Ihe other evening owing to an outbreak
among the Albanian and Turkish troops
in the barracks. Many arre*t* were made.
The German flag has been hauled down
at Canea, Isle of Crete, and the Germau
marines who have been on duty ashore
embarked on board the German battleship
Oldcnberg.
A special dispatch from Kiel says Japan
has puretained the torpedo corvette which
was being built there by the Krupps for
Brazil.
A telegram received at Alameda, C'al.,
states that Dr. Guiro F. Vorbecue. a pi
oneer missionary, who liad labored in Ja
pan .18 years, died at Tokio lost week.
Ofliuers have been named for the regi
ment of provisional troops organized ?n
Canton, Ohio, to be known as "The Presi
dent's Own." The regiment is composed
of more than COO men at present, includ
ing some of the best young men in the
city.
In India the rdododendron grows to a
height of 30 feet. Marigolds and camo
miles in North Africa rcuch a height of
four or five feet.
Judge Amidon at Dead wood, S. D., in
structed the jury in the ease of the Bux
tons against the Golden Reward to return
a verdict of $*220,000 in favor of the plain
till'. Valuable mining property is involv
ed iu the suit.
Thomas McKean, one of the wealthiest
and most prominent citizens of Phila
delphia, is dead. His wealth is estimat
ed at between $10,000,000 and $20,000,000.
The Home livings bunk of Sioux City,
lowa, has closed its doors. The assets
are said to bo $100,000 and the liabilities
$00,000, of which $«"»0,000 is school funds.
lVesident Springer of the National Live
Strck Association, with the approval of
tho executive committee, has appointed
George L. Goulding of Denver, commit
teeman fiom Colorado, treasurer of the
association.
The populist state convention of Georgia
lias Adjourned ufter a long and stormy
session. lion. Thomas Watson was nomi
nated for governor, and although he luis
repeatedly declined to accept it, it is be
lieved by some that ho will yet consent,
to make the race. A full state ticket
was nominated.
A dispatch from Shanghai states that
Russia informed China that the hitter's
delay in replying to the Russian demands
would be construed as an acquiescence in
the Russian occupation of Port. Arthur.
Hir Claude McDonald, the British minis
ter at Pekin, is said to be urging China
to resist.
The Texas and Massachusetts, battle
ships, now with Admiral Micard's squad
ron, have been ordered to proceed at once
from Key West to Hampton Roads, where
they will join the cruisers Minneapolis,
Brooklyn and Columbia, and other ves
sels yet to be selected, forming a new
naval division.
The first disbursement under the recent
act of congress appropriating $50,000,000
for national defense has been made by
the treasury department on an executive
order for $143,995 to be cabled to London
to the credit of Sir William Armstrong,
in part payment for 12 rapid-fire guns,
including mounts and ammunition
Hon. Blanche K,-'Bruce, register of the
treasury, is dead. He was born in Priuce
Kdward county, Virginia, March 1, 1841.
lie was of African dcscc.nt, was born a
slave, and received the rudiments of edu
cation from the tutor of his master's son.
The republican state convention of
Rhode Island baa nominated the follow
ing ticket: Governor, Rlisha Dyer; lieu
tenant governor, Willism J. Gregory;
aecrctary of state, Charles P. Bennett; at
torney general, W. B. Tayner; general
treasurer, W. A. Reed; adjutant general,
("». A. fiackett; auditor, A C. Lands; su
perintendent of education, T. B. Stockwell.
Rev. Samuel BctU, the cowboy preacher,
is going to the Klondike, says a Grand
Rapids, Mich., dispatch. He will do
evangelical work along the way. He is
building a 19-foot long, 44-inch beam, gal
vanized iron paddle and sail canoe, with
air tight compartment* and room for bag
gage, and about April 1 will start on his
long voyage His route will be through
the lakes, Erie canal and along the At
lantic and Gulf of Mexico coant to Galves
ton, and thence by rail to Los Angeles.
He will fallow the Pacific coast north
ward to the gold regions and expects to
get there some time next season. He will
be accompanied by his son.
Gray wolves are preying upon young
cattle in the vicinity of Lammie river,
Colo.
Advices, from Rome revive the report 1
that Archbishop Corriganla tb be made a '
cardinal next June.
An epidemic of measles and mump*- ia
prevailing the pupils of the State
Normal school at Emporia, Kan.
Tho British admiralty haa ordered that
all liritish war-ships be painted black or
white, abandoning the uniform giuy color
now in vrguc.
The convention of cattle raisers at Fort
Worth, Texas, raised a subscription for
a monument to the dead of the battle ship
Maine.
Effort* are being made at Richmond,
Va., to transport the old Libby prison
hack to that city from Chicago, where
it was on exhibition during the World's
Fair.
Spain's ideal hero, Fr&nscudu, the cele
brated bullfighter, who haa been honored
by the Queen Regent and high officials of
the government, ia dead, and all Spain ia
in mourninu
i The department of agriculture reports
j last year's crops still in the hands of tho
j farmers as follows: Wheat, 121,000,(KM)
[bushel*; corn, 783,000,000 bushels; oats,
.272,000,000 bushels.
| Mrs. Helen A. Clark renounced the pro
j vision of the will of her lato husbaud,
. w hieh gave her a life estate in property
worth $1,000,000, in marrying J. Charles
j Linthicum, a young lawyer, at IlaltJinore.
New South Wales paid last year $180,-
000 for the destruction of noxious animal
pests. Among the varieties slaughtered
for bounties were bandicoots, panemelous.
wombats, wallabies, emus, na
tive dogs, flying foxes, kangaroo rats and
luiros.
The czar, according to a dispatch from
St. I*etersburg, has authorized an increase
in the ordinary naval expenditure of 3,-
000,000 roubles yearly for six years, in ad
dition to the special grunt of 90,000,000
roubles for naval purposes recently an
nounced.
Great care is being taken iu selecting
men for the new artillery regiments. Ap
j plicants must be between 21 and 30 years
old, unmarried, sound physically and able
to read and write tho Knglish language.
Boys between the ages of 16 and 1H may
be enlisted for musicians, but must have
their parents* or guardians' consent.
The board of regents of the Oklahoma j
Normal school, acting in conjunction with '
Gov. Barnes and Attorney General Cun
ningham, have let the contract for a new
normal school building at Alve to John
Volk & Co.. of Ilook Island, 111. The price
to be paid is $84,000, and the building is
to be completed by January, 1899.
BOUND FOR DRY TORTUGAS.
OunM and Ammunition Belnit Ship*
ped From New Vork.
New York, March 22.—A boat load of
powder and supplies, which was asserted
to have come from Fort Schuyler up the
sound, has landed on the pier at Gover
nor* Island, Itarrels and boxes and cans,
evidently containing various kinds of ex
plosives. were placed on the end of the
wharf carefully covered with tarpaulins.
No information was given as to what is
to be done with them.
Four 10-inch rifles and two 8 inch rifles,
which have been tested at the Sandy
Hook proving grounds, will sail for Key
West some time this week. Workmen are
busy at the pier on East river preparing
to load these guns and anchor them to
the deck of the schooner. The large pieces
weigh 33 tons each and the smaller ones
16 tons each. The utmost care will be
exercised in placing them so that they
will not prove too heavy for the ship
should a storm strike it. While it is
stated that these guns are to be landed at
Key West for the fortifications there it
is believed some of them will find their
way to Dry Tortugas, which is being for
tified for an advanced naval station.
Iljr the Innldr Route.
Other guns are soon to be sent south
from the Watervliet arsenal and for the
first time the stragetical value of the in
side water route will be tested. The risk
of trusting guns and ammunition on the
open sea, where they would be liable to
capture, should hostilities occur, has been
recognized by the authorities. The barge
Morgan has already been sent to Troy
and will be loaded with supplies. U could
carry a cargo of 200 tons through the
canaLs and shallow straits which consti
tute the inside channel from New York
to Beaufort, X. c.
Lieutenant Harry C. Hale, aide-de-camp
on the sta/I of General Merritt ha* started
Mouth for the purpose of completing u scr
ies of maps of the Atlantic coast near
fortiiloations and the surrounding coun
try. He will be gone several week*. Lieu
tenunt Hale is regarded by General Miles
as one of the moit competent map men
in the service. He has already prepared
several series for the war department, all
of which have received the highest praUe.
The maps he is now working on will be
u.-s'd by commanding officers during times
of war. They will go into minute details
so far ass small streams, bridges and all
means of transportation are ccncernetL
AT THE HAEBOR OF PENSACOLA
Ureal Mortnrw nod Imm+nac ftlle*
About to ll«> Mounted.
Penaacola, Fla., March 21.—Powder,
shot and shell continue to arrive here in
large quantities for the forts and batter
ies defending the harbor. Three of eight
big mortars for the new battery on Santa
flosa island have also arrived, and they
will be mounted as quickly as possible.
There is great activity at Fort Pickens.
In addition to the aix and eight-inch rifle
guns a 15-inch gun is being mounted at
the fort. Captain J. W. McMurray, com
manding thet wo batteries of the Fourth
artillery at Fort Barrancas, has been pro
moted to be major of the Fftth artillery.
The work of deeping and widening the
channel on the bar is progressing stead
ily and the largest merchant steamships
now pass through it without difficulty.
It is expected that 28 feet of water will
on be obtained.
TO EMANCIPATE THE CUBANS
Senator Chandler Declares Ihr Pres
ident la Aboat to Aet.
Concord, X. H., March 22.—Senator
Chandler, in an editorial in the Concord
Monitor, says President McKinley is about
to take action, in the nime of the United
State**, to relirve the famine and hick
now in Cubfl.
"Food and medirine and clothing,** he
nay*, "given by the generous people of
the United States, wil: be sent with the
approval of Spain, if she consent*, or \% il!
be earned by American sailors and sol
! diers without appnmtl, if she doe* net
consent. The end of starvation and toi
' nient ii near at hand. Every humane per
, son in thia u hole land should sustain and
| bless the president in his coming pro.-la -
' (nation, which is to cause the name of
I William McKinW to be held in sacred
reverence by Cuoan generations, as Ion?
as will be revered tfyc name of Abrohun
. 1 in coin by the colored race of America
I
NEWS OF MINING CAMPS
WALKING TO TESLIN LAKE.
Good Wujfon Itoad Tlirouuli a Tim
bered ( nunlr>, aad th»* Valley*
Well Settled—lmportant Mining
Trannuetlon In Montana—lllk Tun.
nel l*roJeet In Idaho.
Secretary Woodman ci the Spokane
chamber of commerce has received an in
teresting letter from Ira E. MeXutt, who
started from Spokane to walk over the
route to Teslin lake. He arrived in Kam
. loop* in 10 days, and writes as follows:
"I left Spokane on February 10, at 11:30
a. m., and arrived at Ivamloops March 6,
at .» p. in. As near as I have been able
to learn by inquiry at points along the
way, I have traveled .'*o3 miles, walking
all but 40 miles of tho distance.
"I encountered snow on the divide be
tween Spokane and Colvillc, and aguin at
Greenwood mountain and on the Camp
McKinney road, and 14 miles this side cf
Camp McKinney The rest of the way
to IVnticton was good walking
"I came up the west side of Lake Oka
nogan over a good trail /or 70 miles.
From Vernon to Kami oops the roads were
sloppy with snow and mud The roads
have boon wet and sloppy more or loss
all the way. I have had my foot soaking
wet for four or five days at a time so that
I have had to stop and wring water from
i my sock* several times a day, but 1 ain
| feeling none the worse for my trip. In
j fact, I am more able to walk than when 1
I started.
I "The country has boon mountainous
and well timbered almost all the way, but
the wagon roads are good ones, and fol
low valley* that are well settled.
"There is but little chance for grazing
stock on the way from Spokane to Kam
loops, but almost every farmer has hay to
sell at from to $13 per ton. I have
paid all the way from lft to .50 cents for
meals.
"The distance from Ashcroft to Vernon
is 120 miles by way of Kamloop* 1 un
derstand there is a shorter trail over the
mountains further noutii, but it cannot l>e
traveled for six weeks yet.
"Horses can be had all along the route
for from $8 to $25.
"I expect to reach Ashcroft tomorrow
night. I have boon walking 17 days. 1
am yours on the trail,
"IRA K. M'VUTT." !
The route taken by Mr. McNutt was!
by way of Marcus, Grand Forks and
Camp McKinney to I'enticton. This i*
only one of the routes to Asheroft over
land from Spokane. The Willard party, |
which left a few day* since, w ill endeavor I
to xeach Penticton by way of Wilbur and |
Wild Goo* Hill's ferry.
Connolldntlun Id Montana.
One of the most important i.iining
transactions in the history of the state of j
Montana is the consolidation of Granite!
Mountain and Hi-Metallic companies,
both big silver properties of Granite coun
ty, into one corporation to l>o know n as 1
the Granite Hi-Metallic Consolidated Min
ing company. Hoth boards of trustees
have agreed to the consolidation, which
will result in the starting up of the big
properties in the near future. Under the i
law s of the state of Montana it is neees- ,
sary that the consolidation scheme have ;
the acquiescence of two thirds of the |
stockholders of each company. It Is «aid j
that more than this has already been so-,
cured. An agreement signed by both
boards of trustees as well as a circular
have been sent out to each stockholder
in either company. The amount of the
capital stock of the new company will be.
$10,000,000, divided into 1.000,(XX) shares'
of the par value of $10 a share; and all t
of the stock is to bo issued and delivered
a* fully paid and non assessable, to the !
stockholders of the Granite Mountaiu and
Hi Metallic companies in the proportion
of two-fifths (or 400,000 share) to the,
stockholders of the Granite Mountain, and |
i three fifths to the stockholder* of the Hi
j Metallic.
Lonir Tunnel on Mammoth Mine.
The survey for the new tunnel of the
Mammoth Is now being made. It has gone
far enough to know that its length will
approximate 4000 feet, and in that dis
tance it w ill cut at least three ledges
besides the one cn which the Mammoth
is located, and the w hole distance will
be through ground which the Mammoth
people own. By many, the Mammoth is
considered the greatest mine in the Coeur
d'Alenes, there being but two others
which can possibly dispute its right to
that position, and should anything new
of value bo encountered in running the
now crosscut tunnel, it will easily be the
greatest. With nearly a mile on the main
lead, and several side claims covering
smaller leads; with the longest continuous
ore chute yet uncovered in the district;
with the highest average grade of ore on
the South Fork; with an ore chute that
produce* a higher percentage of shipping
ore than any other, and with a tunnel
cutting the had 2000 feet below the apex
it will be a property that would com
mand attention anywhere in the world.
Recent INildrnd*.
The following dividends have recently
been declared by mining companies:
Gold Mountain, Montana, 2 cents per
share, $0000; Mart h 3.
The '7t5 fi. M. Sl M. Co., Colorado. 2
cents per share; payable Mnn-h 10.
Wildman-Ma honey, California, 10 cents
per share; payable February 20.
Pennsylvania, California, A cents per
shije, #?57*5; payable iinimdiately.
Argonaut, California, 10 cents per share,
$2Uj000; Maich I.
I Morning Star, Cfcl : lornU, Sk# per share,
1*14,400; Mare! 1.
Portland, Colorado, 1 cent pei share
payable March 13.
Culunu t A Hccla, Michigan, $10 po"
I share, #1.000.000; payable April 1.
In American Alaska.
I Acording to toe ajh*<*»nent of C. Den
htm of China •,V wft ) r *1 ..t Seattle
i the «.th<r daflMu* to tljfiuVt, Ali.-tla,
j a ricn placer f dnw«<vfrcd on
lIITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, MARCH 2IJ, 1898.
Kenia peninsula. The discovery was nuule
in January by A. B. McConnaughty. The
surface dirt jMinned $3 to $40 to the pan.
The find is 2000 feet above sea level, and
lor that reason the creek had never been
pr< spected before. Mr. Denham reports
jthat the mine* of Cook's inlet are turniug
. out very well. The w inter has been an ex
| ceptionally mild one.
Slieep Creek Claim Sold.
Otto Johason reports that he has sold
; the Sadie claim, on Sheep creek, to a Brit
. ish syndieate for $20,000, according to a
report w-eived at Ilos.Hl.iud. Work on the
property, according to the terms of sale,
is to commence within two weeks and a
I force of not less than six men must be em
| ployed. The sum of $,"»000 is to be paid
lon May 2, and the remainder within a
year. The Sadie is one of the first liga
tions made on Sheep creek, having been
recorded nearly three yea is since. Mr.
Johnson has done considerable work on
the properly. The lead, which inns clear
across the claim, is 22 feet wide.
In the l*ro% Idenee Camp.
News reached Grand Forks, B. C., this 1
morning from Providence camp that the
well known Texas mine has been sold to i
an American company for $20,000, of
which amount 10 per cent was paid in ;
cash and the balance is to Is; paid uithiu '
30 days. The vendois were dairies Van
Ness and Joseph L. Wiseman of Grand .
Forks, but the name of the purchasing
company has not been in*nasi.
AS BRADSTREET REPORTS IT
Situation Han All Favorable Fetif.
nrea of Some Time Pant.
Now York, March 20.— llradstreet's
| says:
The aggregate volume of the country'*
j business continue* sufficiently large to «il
i low of favorable com parisons with past
! period* alike in this and preceding years,
i Aside from a quit ting demand ut a few
j leading eastern markets where uncer
! tainty as to the outcome of foreign c; m
i mll-ations is advanced as a reason for un
: willingness to embark in new buMinc-*.
tiie situation is one possessing nearly all
of the favorable features noted for s-rfne
time past. The !*»*t reports as to distil*
bution in lending lines come from the eon*
J tor west and the northwest. Favorable
i weather has improved the distribution of
I dry good.*, clothing, millinery, building
materials, Agricultural implements and
nearly all other products forming staple
articles for consumption among the pros
perous farming community.
The movement of iron and steel is spe
cially large, but. without effect « n price*,
which are generally firmly held. Some
slight advance* in pig iron, in fact, have
tieeii a feature of the week at some mar
kets. Southern iron manufacturers are
active, and fruit and vegetable shipments
promise alike to bo early and heavy. Dis
tributive trade is reported increasing at
the northwest, navigation is practically '
open on the hikes, and the first of April |
will witness a general Movement of crafts j
Other favonible feature* of the country'*
general tradu situation are summed up in ,
liberal shipments of loading cereals, uu I
procedonted totals of CA|»ortf4 at New j
lork. fewer business failures and slightly
larger bank clearances.
Wheat exports are smaller than last |
week, but considerably larger than in cor- j
responding periods of preceding years, ag
gregating 3,025,f»H4 bushels, against 4,4**4,-
(>OO bushels last week, 1 ,<120.000 bushels
last year, 1,392,000 bushels in iKIMi and
2,098,000 bushels in 1803.
Husinoss failures in the Cniled Suites:
tills week number 233, against 247 last j
week, 231 in the corresponding week ol .
1807. 34ju in 1800, and 252 in 18& J. ;
ROLAND WORTHINGTON DEAD.
Vrleruu \>w Knffliinil Joiirnn IInI
mill Polltlelal I*nnMe» AtrHf.
Boston, March 22.—Roland Worthing
ton. the veteran journalist, is dead ut his
home in this city, aged Hi years.
Mr. Worthington entered the newspa|>ei
business as an employe of the counting
room of the Button Daily Advertiser. In
1848 ho U.ok charge of the Boston Trav
eller. When Daniel Webster made his
famous speech at Marshfleld, in August,
1848, Mr. Worthington published a ver
batim report and hod it sold by the news
boys in the streets, an innovation which
called down the severe criticism of the
other Boston papers. He «old a largo
uumber of eopic*.
Mr. Worthington was one of the earliest
of the free soilcra of Massachusetts ond
was one of tho*c who foresaw and wit
nessed the conflict. When the republican
party was organized he at once joined it
and carried his paper with him. In 1880
his paper was the tlrst to suggest the
nomination of John D. Long as successor
to (Governor Banks, 110 was opposed by
the other republican papers of Boston but
his candidate was nominated aud elected.
In 1883 he insisted that George D. Rob
inson was the wisest nomination that
could be made against General Butler and
here he won again. President Arthur
tendered him the office of collector of the
port in 1882. Worthington retired from
the active management of the Traveller
io 1800.
Dr. Kllanbetla Italbry-Vorrrd.
Minneapolis, March 22.—1)r. Klizaheth
S. Dalbfj'-Xomd' i» dead. She wa* horn
in Well* county, Indiana, October 30,
In November, IMo, she wa* married to
I>r. Charle* 11. Xorred, a surgeon fnthc
Seventh Illinois cavalry, fn Iftfll *hc wa*
iWiduatcd from the Women's Medical col
lege of ("hieapfo. Her Mtandin# in the
profession wah represented by member
ship in the Illinois State Medical Society,
Illinoi*, Indiana and Kentucky tn mcdi
crj societi***, the American Medical Soei
ety, the Society «f Physician* and Su*-
geona, Minneapolis Hennipeii County
Medical Roctoty and the Minnesota Med
k'gl Society. She wa* alio connected with
vonoua hospital* and church work. The
remain* will 1k« taken to Elkhart. 111., for
burial
Moot people feed tjie body too much and
, the m»nd too little •
NORTHWEST NEWS NOTES
THE NEWS OF THREE STATES.
HM«y Farmer* In Klttltnw County—
The Sou i.* d IteporlN an lutmeuxr
lH>niaud for Fl»h to Supply the
Kaatern Market—ldaho Heportn a
Searelly of Good Work Horae»—
Montana l>eel»lona.
| Tncoma tishermcn using purse seines in
I the waters o I (ho sou ml jiut oil" the oocau
; shed dock arc making successful hauls of
i tyce salmon.
Rev J. V. Xlilligan has begun hi* pas
j torate with the Presbyterian church at
j Klensburg.
llowing, harrowing ana seeding arc in
.full suing all over Kittitas valley.
Alpowa report* that apricot tree* arc
white with bloom and |>cuch buds aic ju ;t
| ready to open.
The Indians in Kittitas county arc eon-
I niderably worked up over the proposition
jof rcnuniug them to the reservation.
Those especially who have farm* here do
| nut take kindly to the idea.
llellingham bay Ashing firms state that
; l here is an immense demand for fish to
supply the eastern trade during Lent.
Hundred* of boxes are lieing shipped out
j and still order* c-omc in from all pai-ts of
! the country.
'lue Washington state land commission
[ proposes to put ten men into the field im
mediately to select 92,000 acres remain
. in# undetected for all the state laud <
grunts. Several chiisers will follow later j
for the same purpose, llesides the grants, j
I there remain selnsd indemnity lieu lands ■
ito a large amount to be selected.
During February the number of ship- j
inents from the three, Gray's Harbor,
towns amounted to 20 cargoes, consisting j
of 7,056,000 foot, lloquiam sending out I
nine cargoes of 34217.000 feet: Aberdeen,!
| seven cargoes, 2,300,000 feet, and Co«mo ;
! polls four cargoes of 1.i5.10,1100 feel. These
j figures do not include large shipment*'
j cant by mil from each of the three places.
A now liquor ordinance has been adopt- 1
e<l at. North Yakima providing that here
after an application for a liquor liccn-e
must state w here the business is to lw ear j
ried on, and if the applitunt desires to j
carry* on his business on Yakima avenue j
or First street; he must present a petition i
signal by the owner* of more than half I
of the lots in the same block and also the ;
opposite block übutting on said street, i '
their agents, stating that the owuers do j
not object to the use of such premises for ,
such purposes. The amount of the licence
remains at $1,000, and in other particu
lurs the ordinance is the same a* the old
one.
) J*. C. McKflHnnp, whose death rorurrwl
iat the lumls-ring ramp at Sam, Wash.,
I the other day, was bom in Bc)iamic«
[county, Canada, in IA.IO. lie came to flu
j United States when yet n small boy, with
• his parents. who settled in Michigan
Through the death of hit* father young
McFurlano wan thrown practically u|>on
his imn resource* when but 11 yearn ot
Qgo. At the age of 14 he became engaged
I in the lumcboring business in Michigan.
J Thi» business he followed with varying
j success nil his life. He nettled in Van
M-ouver, Wash., in 1888, and with Judge
; \V. 11. Wells and Charles T. Oray, both
ilf-ciixcd. ond others, engaged extensive
' Iv in the lumber business in that county.
Idaho,
I Boise, Idaho, is to be <-onnected by tele-
I phone with the Twin Springs mining dis-
I trlct.
The Idaho State Sunday Sch'ol Asms-i
--ation will convene in Boise May 25 and
1 kold a three days' session.
The foundation of the new convent
building to be erected by the Sistei-s of
Visitation, on Normal hill, Lewiston, bus
b«-en commenced.
| The executive committee of the boanl
lof regents of the university have contract -
jed for the erection of a green house on the
I cumpus at Moscow. It is expected to have
iit completed by commencement, in June.
The state land b< ard has ordered the
sale of parts of two sections of school
land in Ncz Perce county. The land to be
disposed of is in section 10, township 37
north, range 3 west. The sale will bo
held April 11.
Kcndrick reports good work are«
■carco and a general advance in price Is
| tending to sow it in the small lakes along
the lower part of Oceur 'dAlofte valley.
Wild ri«*e is claimed to be the most at
tractive food known to ducks, and when j
mice started it continues to grow forever, j
While it will cost i-onsiderable in time and |
j money to get it started here, the member*
lof the club think that the increase in !
the number of ducks which will bo occas
ioned by the wild rice will repay them
for their outlay.
I It has developed that the three etigi
ncering parties now engaged in survey
[work between Lewiston and Ripariu j
along the Snake river are in the employ i
of the Snake Rivei Valley Kailr< ad Com
pany. The com}winy Is organized under I
the laws of Oregon and an instrument
wus HIM in the county auditor's office to
day giving notes' of such organization. It ,
is generally under*trod that this is a
move on the part of the O. 11. L S. to
meet the Northern Pacific's extension j
from Julictta to iston.
O. F. Smith, orchard inspector for the
Seventh district ' f the state, including
Bingham, Banno* k, Oneida, Fremont and
Bear Lake countie*. in his report for 18U7
Havs: "The year 1807 witnessed a good
deal of activity in my district in fruit
planting. A large proportion of the or
chards are not yet in bearing. People are
waking up to the fact that many things
can he gr<*wn in the different countries
that, until recently, were considered out
of the question. Small fruits do well in
all fwrts of my district, and in several lo
calities are proving very profitable. IV»
pie are just beginning to reaJue that the
apple in particular can be successfully
grown, even in the greater altitudes of my
district, II the right varieties are planted.
Tht green aphi« is th« most prevalent pest.
i especially iu ltannock, Bingham and Fre
mont ci unties, and the codlin moth mosi
troublesome in Oneida county. Vigorous
measures will be takcu against these
jM-ts this coming year. The following is,
I think, a close approximate of the 01-
cliard acreage iu my district: Bingham
county, .>2.»; Oneida couuty, .">10: Ban
nook county, mostly apples, 70; Fremont
county, 340; Bear county, apple*
and crabs, 10.''
MoHtnnN.
A few wild ducks have begun to arriw
I in Deer Lodge valley.
Alxnit .">OO head of Uorses ure being
j brought from the couuties south of lloul
der for shipment t<» some point in the
Hritinh possession*. The horses aiv said
:to be line stock and tho majority were
! bought for only a ncad.
(treat Falls is to have a small wool
. s'ouring plant, not to acour wool for ship
j ment east, but to protect shippers and
; sheepmen ii n«l guarantee honest allow
ances fur shrinkage in «silc* made on a
I scoured basis.
The tailors of Helena will be required j
; to pay license as merchants from duly 1,1
I 189.>. They asked the county board of
; commissioners to allow them to discharge J
I their indebtedness to the county by pay- [
ling merchants' license from July 1. Inu7, I
i but the Isiard denied the {ictition, hold- '
ling that it had no authority to grant it. I
t The law in regard to the sale of state]
| lands provides that the purchaser shall j
| pay down not less than 20 per cent of the
purchase price. The balance, secured by
a bond, must be paid within seven years.
Iu answer to a question propounded by
uu assessor, the attorney decides that 1
since the state holds the Land in trust for j
another, who is to all purposes and intents ;
the owaer, it is n lit subject for taxation.'
and advises tlie assessment of all such
land, lie believes, further,that the land !
-hould lie assessed for more than the stat
utory price fixed by law regardless of any .
precisions to the contrary, since the con
stitution require** that property must lie '
assessed at its market value.
An opinion rendered by Attorney (Jen- j
cral Nolan at the risjuest of 11. ('. Cock
rill, county attorney of (iallatin county,
will, it observed by the civil authorities
of the state, insure the liberty of men
who can not give l»onds for their appear
ance an v it n»-»-es iu criminal proceedings.
It has l»ccn the custom in the past in
Montana to put such persons in the county
iail until the time of trial and in most in
stanees the witnesses so held have l>een
paid per diem fees for every day spent by !
them in jail. The attorney general holds '
that the constitution of the state express- (
ly provides that no person shall !>e impris
• ined who can not give bond for his ap I
pcarance in criminal proceedings where!
'lis testimony might l>e required, but thai J
in AU' h cases the dc|>o*ition of the wit- j
uess must be taken and the w itnc*a allow
.•.i bis liberty.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS
s<» 111 <-1 til nit of Hi** In Ik* anil I lie Art*
•»f Hull* llrancliCM.
I Senator Proctor Thursday read to the
senate a statement of his recent trip to
| Cuba. He dwelt particularly oil the
; wretched condition of reeoncontradon.
Mhit-ide of Havana it was neither war nor
|»caee; it was desolation and distress, inis
ety and starvation. Food from the I'nited
States has greatly relieved the suircring,
hut such aid might coasc unless the war
! -»oon ends. Of 1,000,000 in Cuba, Proctor
, thought not over 200,000. exclusive of the
( sold lei's, gave allegiance to Sjtain. Kverv
i town in the western provinces is sur
i rounded by the trochu and guarded so re
i concentradoes could not get out nor the
! insurgents in. I let ween towns there is
( hardly a humon being living, and there
tare no crops. He said the scenes in hos
pitals wore too terrible for him to describe.
He found newspaper reports not cxaggct
atod. <ri Spain's military power there
were only tJO.OOO soldier* left out of the
200,000 sent to tho country. They were
pootly drilled and equipped. He conclud
ed by saying: "I have endeavored to state
w hot I saw and heard. It wan a spectacle
• f a million olid a half of people, the en- :
tiro native population of Cuba, si Higgling |
for freedom and deliverance with practical j
unanimity from the worst misgovern ment j
of which I ever had knowledge. Whore j
I our action ought to lie influenced by any ,
of these things and if so, how far, is an- j
other question. 1 am not in favor of an-:
novation. Tho remedial stops may safe- i
ly be loft to tho American president and j
the American people."
The I'ontofllrc Rill.
Consideration of tho postofYico appro
priation bill was continued in tho house
Friday. Mr. Loud admitted the draft of
an amendment drawn at tho postoflico de
partment. It made it a misdemeanor for
any person to place or cause to be placed
in the mails anything during the regular
weighing period with intent to increase
the weight of mails and the compensa
tion paid therefor. It made tho offense j
punishable by a tine of not less than $000, j
nor more than $2000, and imprisonment !
not to cxceed five years. The amendment 1
was adopted without division.
F"rrc of Daty.
At tho opening of tho session of the <
house Saturday Mr. Itingloy offered the i
bill, reported from tho ways and menus
committee, providing for free entry into j
luis couutiy of guns, ammunition and j
other naAol supplies and war material pur j
chased abroad until January 1. 1 HlH>. He j
explaintsl that tno committee unanimous
ly reported the bill. It was a»kod for by
the secretaries of war and the navy. The
house then went into comiuittoe of the
whole and resumed consideration of the
post off i« e uppropiiation bill.
I ontraband f 00l Ira.
Santa Ann, Cal.. March 20. Fifteen'
Chinese who were smuggled into this
cruntry from Enscnada, lower California,
thr nigh the port of Anaheim, have been
captured. They were landed by an un
known vessel. The Cdeatials had a to !
tal sum of $3.26 in their possession. They
have been taken to 1-os Angeles, where'
they will be examined
MONTANA CAPITOL PLANS
IS GIVEN TO IOWA ARCHITECTS
II h \ «■ lloiuuvrd to llelfiiM lo >lrrl flit*
Me«|itlr«»iueutN of tlir Con.
template* n 9273,000 HuilUlu* to
lit* tuniplelrd llrfurr lttoo— lilda
Will lit* Aakrd.
Helena. Mont., March 21.- The stale
j capitol commission has awarded the uou
-1 tract for plans for a new state capitol
i building to llell «!L Kent, formerly of
I Coucil HlulTs, lowa, who have removed
j here to comply with the law requiring
' architects to Is* resident* of Montun.t
! Their contrnet calls for plan* and super
| vision of a $273,000 building, the plan*
jto be completed in five months. The law
i requires that the building shall 1m» done
before 1900. I'nder the procedure adopted
| by the eommisAion, bids will he asked tor
j from contractors, who will take their pay
inents iu boinLs secured by a state land
| grunt segregated f«»r the purpose of build
ing the state capitol. Four years ago a
former commission expended $50,000 for
a $1,000,000 building, of \\ liic-h (Jeorgc 1!.
Mann of St. Louis was architect. Mann
received $"20,000 for his plans and work.
The present architects agree to furnish
nil drawings and supervise the work for
$82.50.
KILLED BY THE MORMONS.
The Denpemte (hilliov llaiid of Hit*
Sonl tieri» llortler Wlpril Out.
K1 Paso, Te\., March 22.—News ha*
miehcd hero from (.'ana* Grande, Mexico.
! «>f th«» terrible fate which had befallen
'the meinl>crs of lllack Jack's gang, who
I escaped from this country several months
ago, soon after the leader whs reported
! slain, xin«! sought refuge from pursuit by
| American officers in the fastnesses of the
j Sierra Madre mountain* of Mexico.
The IHack Jock gnng of desperadoes anil
cut-throats for several yearn terrorized
the entire border between here and the
tJulf of California, and it remained for
the avenging; angels of the Mormon colo
Mexico, to hunt down and annihilate the
gang.
On February 2.'1, Mrs. R. F. McDonald, a
[ Mormon woman, wife of a prominent re-i
--[ dent of one of the settlements, was mm
[dered by two unknown men. She was a
(storekeeper at Hound Valley, AO miles
| east of (Visas Grande in an isolated lo
cality. The ruffians split her head open
| with n hatchet, looted the store and ex
ca|>ed.
I The brutal crime aroused the. entire
| Mormon community and the avenging an
gels of the Mormon church were author
; i/etl to hunt down the murderers. Thev
I -couicd the mountains in all diivctioiH.
On Sunday. March fl, the rendezvous of
I the outlaws was located in a lonely, une\
plored region, 100 miles from Casa*
Grande. During Sunday night the aveng
jers closed in upon the outlaws, nine, in
number.
At daybreak a voice from the rock*
commanded the bandits to surrender,
warning them that resistance meant
death. They had just begun to stir when
the summons came. They made a dash
for their weapons, but were shot down lie
fore they were able to defend themselves
The work of the avenging angels was com
plcte.
A party of American prospectors, re
turning to civilization, stumbled by occi
dent upon the camp of the outlaws, sev
eral days later and counted the dead.
They subsequently learned from the Mor
mon settlers the manner ill which the
despeiadoes were killed.
The Mack Jack gang was the most des
peni te, well organized and successful
band of outlaws that has operated inUi«
south wc-t in recent years. l*arge re
wards were offered by the government
nnd the express companies for the cap
turc of the outlaws dead or alive.
STATEMENT BY DICK BLAND
Ihr Democrat* In C'oß|rr»»
Will rorpf Action.
Now York, March
Itichard P. Itland of Missouri last nigh
dictated tho following statement concern
iug tho Cuhun Spanish situation to
Washington correspondent of tho World
"We are waiting for tho rejiort of thi
committee t( inquiry, which in suppose
to l»o hard at work probing for the fact
in tho Maine dwinter. When I nay u«
I mean the demor-rats of tl»e house. W
are not proving matters because we won
to licit r what this l»oard has to Hay. \\
wont to know whether it i* going to fln
the Spaniards guilty or blameless and m
want to know other things in thin toi
nection.
"What tlie administration propose* t
do, of «-oup»e 1 do not know; bijt unless
drives the Spaniards out of Cuba tho pe«
pie of thin country are going to ask tl
reason why and their demands will I
strong and emphatio. I do not belie*
eongro>-» will adjourn until it knows wh.
tho president is going to do for Cuba.
I»elieve these sentiments are tin.no of tl
house of representative."
Contract for Projectllc*.
Pittsburg, March 20.--C. H. Wheeli
president of the Wheeler-Sterling Projr
tile Works of McKeesport, has arrivi
from Washington with signed oontnu
from the government for over a milli<
dollars worth of projctilea of all kin
from four inches up to 10 inches, the lai
est made for use in the army and na\
Wheeler believe* war with Spain is inev
aide.
The Cymric, the largest freight stean
a float, can carry about 20,000 tons of de
weight ; that is, about what 02H freig
cars can carry. The displacements of t
Cymric is 23,000 tons; she carries th
about twenty twenty-thirds of her weig
looked lot before fall. Already the pr
pi id hows a material advance over tl
of last year.
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