The Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1891-1897, February 06, 1896, Image 4

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THE SHAFT CLOSED IN Mine Disaster in Wales With Unusual Fatalities. AN EXPLOSION STARTED IT Cardiff, Wales. Jan. 27.—A terrible ex­ plosion has taken place In the colliery at Taylors town. The shafts were shat­ tered and the whole town Shaken, caus­ ing wild excitement. Fifty-four miners were below when the explosion oc­ curred. Several reached the surface with the dead body of another. It Is supposed nearly all the remainder were killed. Rescue parties have been hur­ ried to the scene, but the work Is very dangerous, as the pit Is on fire. Later advices say a dosen bodies have been recovered from the colliery, and 12 men are still missing. Fifty bodies have been recovered this afternoon. Forty-two miners arc said to be missing. The latest report places the number of dead at 54. though It Is feared the further exploration of the wrecked mine will develop the bodies of more. The mining population of the mining local­ ity knew all too quickly what the ruf­ fled. thunderous rumble of the explosion meant, and rushed to the mouth of the pit, only to have their worst fears con­ firmed. The shaft was found to be en­ tirely shattered and It was evident there was little hope that any of those In the pit would have survived the explosion. The despair of the women who flocked about the mouth of the pit was a lltUe more terrible than the horrible an of those that hoped to find that who were missing from their sides had by some chance not entered the mine. RESCUERS BRAVED DEATH. The pit was found to have caught Are and the hindrance that this caused the work of rescue added to the tension FOR THE TRIAL OF OR. JAMESON English Offlolals Making Prepai for i Novo able to prosecute their quest for the dead. The number of dead'romoved grew from 12 to 15 and then 20, and the list of those known to have been In the fated shaft kept constantly growing, and with It the number of bereaved families awaiting at the surface. The work of exploration Is going on under great difficulty, the numerous cave-ins obstructing the advance and making It Impossible to reach remote portions of the mine, while the defective ventilation often drives back those who are advancing on their sad errand. The last to come out brought with them five bodies. None have been found alive, and It Is not now believed that any will be. It was reported at midnight that more bodies had been brought to the surface, and some of those who were In the mine have been rescued alive and are able to tell something of the occurrence. LEFT UNCONSCIOUS MEN. A foreman who made his; way out of the mine relates that he passed numer­ ous men oh the way who were uncon­ scious and helpless and badly burned. He could do nothing for them and was obliged to leave them to their fate. The rescuers continued their work all through the night, encouraged by the saving of a few to hope that others might remain alive In the mine who may be saved. TO FIGHT FOR MILLER’S HIGHTfc Representative Meeting of the Trade Ae- soclatlqn at Chicago. Chicago, Jan. 27. — Representative millers from every section of the coun­ try. and who compose the executive committee of the National Millers' Trade Association, will meet In secret here during the present week for the purpose of arranging plans for an ac­ tive agitation for reciprocity with South American countries, and also to inau­ gurate a determined effort for the rt peal of those provisions of the preset tariff law that conflict with the flour li terests of the United States. The present tariff has resulted In decrease In the exports of flour during the past year of 4.000.000 barrels, loss of 116.000,000 to American millers, compared to the benefits by reciprocity through the McKinley law. while this year the loss promises to be greater. \A united fight for millers’ rights” will be the keynote of the conference. The advance guard of members of the com­ mittee Is expected here this afternoon. New York. Jan. 27.—A dispatch from London says: Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, secre­ tary of state for the colonial depart­ ment. has for the past week had al­ most dally conferences with Attorney General Webster and Solicitor General Finlay, concerning the legal nature of the proceedings that will be taken up­ on the arrival of Dr. Jameson and his followers, who have been sent from the Transvaal under arms. It can be stat­ ed that the government has about de- I to first appoint a commission of Inquiry for the purpose of determining whether there Is sufficient evidence pro­ curable to moke It probable that a Jury would return a verdlct of guilty. This commission will conduct Its Inquiry In country, but will either summon witnesses from South Africa or send s mb-committec to collect evidence or In the event of the commission deetd- ng that the accused should be placed upon trial. Jameson and his associates will be arraigned In the dock of the Old Bailey, on an Indictment under the for- ign enlistment act of 1870, section 11. vhlch makes It a misdemeanor to pre- >are or fit out any naval or military ex­ pedition Jo proceed against the domin- of a friendly state. The penalty upon conviction is a fine not exceeding ‘ 15,000 and Imprisonment a't hard labor >r a term not exceeding two years. The attorney general will be counsel for the crown, while Jameson's friends have thus far In advance paid out 325,- :s retaining fees to eminent counsel, idlng two ex-attorney generals and solicitor general. In order to se- convlctlon the crown will be com­ pelled to prove that Jameson prepared and fitted out a military expedition (gainst the South African republic. The defense will probably be that Dr. Jam­ eson, having command of bona fide mil­ itary forces, had, In the full and suffici­ ent belief that women and children were In danger of their lives from dis­ order In a friendly state, broken Into that state for the purpose of preventing such loss df life. The trial will be the first of Its in the history of the English courts, and promises to be memorable. ABOUT COAST DEFENSE Lodge Hopes to Defeat the Silver Substitute by a Bill. MORE BONDS MAY BE ISSUED JUSTICE PECKHAM S FIRST DECI? Condemnation Act of Congress Washington, Jan. 27.—Justice Peck- ham, the new member of the supreme court, delivered his first opinion today In the case Involving the right of the government to condemn the real estate of the Gettysburg Electric Railway Company, as part of the national park, located upon the Gettysburg battle­ ground. The court below decided that act of congress which authorized establishment of the park, as far as .pplled to condemnation of private property, was unconstitutional. Jus­ tice Pcckham's decision reversed this ruling, sustaining the condemnation roceedlngs. The case Is Important as extends considerable authority to the general government In condemnaUon proceedings. ; government’s motion to advance :aae of Race Horse, the Bannock Indian, Involving the right of those In­ dians to hunt In Wyoming, was granted by the United States supreme court today, and the case set for the first Monday In March. Argument In the California Irriga- Uon cases was continued, Joseph Choate being the first to be heard. The court announced an adjournment next week o the first Monday In March. It is :ustomary to adjourn the first Monday n February for a month, but the date vlll be postpone!] this year on account >f extensions of time granted In sev­ eral cases before the court, and the re- ess will not begin before Tuesday or tVednesday. Tho arguments in the Stanford case will begin In the supreme court tomor- ow, the attorney general appearing or the government and J. H. Choate •nd R. J. Wilson for I\ Washington. Jan. 27.—The following . Is Senator Lodge's coast defense bill K ered today as an amendment tt ndlng sliver bill: “The secretary of the treasury Is hereby authorized and directed to ' bonds to a total amount of 2100 . 000.000 such times and In such amounts as ly be required to carry out the pur­ ses of this section, as, hereinafter de­ scribed. The said bon* shall be pay­ able In coin, 20 years from the date of Mr Issue. They shall be offered r to the people of the United States denomination* ranging from 850 t< 81000. and shall bear Interest at the ratt cent. The subscriptions to tht to such portion of It as mas required, shall be opened or July 1. 1896, and at such subsequent dates as the secretary of the treasury may determine, »at all sub-treasuries of the United States and at all national banks, and the subscribers shall have the right to pay for the bonds In lawful money of the United States. The sum of 83,000.000 shall be annually set aside from the revenue fund of the govern­ ment for a sinking fund to pay the bonds Issued under this act at maturity, the 83.000,000 thus annually appro­ priated shall take precedence of all otta- xcept thqse for the sinking fund established by law and for the payment of the Interest and principal of the public debt \The bonds authorized bv this act nail constitute a loan to be known as te ‘coast defense loan.’ and the pro­ ceeds of said bond shall be kept In the sury apart, and shall be used only providing for defense of the sea it and the lakes of the United States and for the manufacture of guns, 'purchase of sites and the erection orts and batteries for that purpose. In accordance with plans prepared by department, as authorized by r or hereafter passed by con- i provide for the coast de- THE SPANISH MINISTER IS ACTIVE On tbs Track of a^Fnibostemix EzpoJl. Washington, Jan. 27.—The Spanish minister has informed the state depart­ ment that last Friday night the steamer B. W. Hawkins left New York with an expedition of 150 men. arms and ammu­ nition, In command of Callxto Garcia; that ammunition conflscated at Cedar Keys. Fla., Is ready to be embarked on a schooner to Join the Garcia expedition at sea, and the steamer Commodore at Wilmington, N. C„ In port. Is In the con­ spiracy. The secretary of the treasury telegraphed this statement to all col­ lectors along the South Atlantic coast with Instructions to consult United States attorneys and take whatever ac­ tion may be necessary to prevent any violation of International law. Olympia, Wash., Jan. 27.—The preme court reversed Judgment In case of Frank Gannon, respondent, the board of examiners of Whitman The court affirmed Judgment In the case of Albert John 'Roth, respondent, against the Union Depot Company of Spokane, which waa a suit for damage! for Injuries received by young Roth from a freight car which was sent down a grade unattended and ran over th« boy’s legs, crippling him for life. The supreme court holds that although he may have been a trespasser at the of the accident, the case Indicates i negligence, and while the company claims the amount of damages to b cesalve, the court la not willing t< that the amount awarded. 815,000, will than recompense the boy for life dlsflgurement. How, respondent, vs. admlnlstra- f the estate of H. L. Yesler, from HE KNOCKED OUT JEM SMITH I>an Crssdon Whipped the Englishman London. Jan. 27.—Dan Creedon. mid­ dleweight, tonight defeated Jem Smith, heavyweight, lrg two rounds. Creedon weighed 162 pounds and Smith 180. Creedon showed himself the more clever of the two. besides having a longer reach. Creedon had the best of the first round, the audience expressing its disapproval of Smith’s tactics. The latter was blowing freely when time In the-second round there were a ntfmber of smart exchanges, and finally Creedon swung his right with great force on the neck. Smith fell IT log, and failed to rise, the round only laaiing one minute and 20 seconds Boston, Jan. 2T.—The American board received the following cablegram from Constantinople, by way of Phlilopolis. this morning: \Turkey refuses Barnt leave to go to Erzqroum to engage relief work for Armenians, saying t missionaries proved disturbers. This.Is punishment without trial. The United States minister, Terrill, denounces the charges as calumny.\ The Barnum re­ ferred to is Rev. H. 8. Barnum of Con- IRI5H NATIONAL ALLIANCE MOVES .embers of tho Order In Phlladilphft Philadelphia, Jan. 27.—Several mem era of the executive committee an< other leading spirits of the Irish Na­ tional Alliance, which was brought In- o existence In Chicago September lost, ire here today for the purpose of offlcl- itlng at the birth of a Philadelphia branch of the organization, and which will commence operations with the larg­ est membership of any section yet form­ ed. Gratifying reports concerning the growth of the latest seml-mllltary ivement for securing the freedom of Ireland are made by the New York officers, although It Is the policy of the executive committee to conduct Its oper­ ations with secrecy, owing to the ‘ that British consuls throughout country have been Instructed to report frequent Intervals all Information it may be obtainable regarding the .tus and development of the THE KAISER’S 397 H ANNIVERSARY Celebration In Germane by Royalty am Berlin, Jan. 27.—Emperor William alarmed the Berlin garrison early this morning, the ocaston being his birthday. There was a reception in the white hall of the schloaa In the forenoon. He cor ferred the cross of the Grand Con mandcr of Hobenzollern. the family or­ der. upon Prince Hohenlohe, imperial chancellor, and decorated the minister of husbandry, Baron Von Harmersteln Loxten, with the Order of the B Eagle. There was a family dinner the palace this afternoon. William was born January 27. 1859. and became emperor June 15, 188*. t New Orleans, Jan. 27.—The republlcar. sugar planters met tonight and Indorsed the ticket nominated by the populists, headed by Captain J. N. Pharr, a sugar planter, and containing several republl- Idnho—In the Jan against Joseph L. Johnson, from the Boise district, the motion for review of departmental decision against Croth- ls denied on the ground that no s are presented therein that were fully considered In the former de­ cision. 41 TED STATES VS. MRS STANFORD gnment Be* onion_the Appeal to the Washington, Jan. 28.—Argument was begun In the supreme court today In the tse of the United States vs. Mrs. Jane ., Stanford, widow and executrix of te laat will of the late Leland Stan­ ford. to recover from tho Stanford es- proportlon of the al­ leged Individual liability for bonds of the Central Pacific Railroad Company. 816.000.000 la Involved. Tht circuit circuit Argu- it was begun by Assistant Attorney General Dickinson, who spoke about two boura. Mr. Choate ' in Mrs. Stanford’s behalf. OTE ON TI1K SILVER B IND BILL tnes of Arkansas Determined to Brin* the Issne to a Settlement. Washington, Jan. 27.—Senator Jonca f Arkansas tomorrow will renew bla notice of his Intention to ask the senate to continue In session Thursday next, vote shall be reached on the silver aubatltute for the bond bill. Senator Allen, who Objected last Fri­ day. has signified bla withdrawal. There are, however, some Indications that ob­ jection may be raised by some of the tntl-allver democrats. Senators Vilas and Hill today Intl- nated that they might Interpose oppo­ sition to the agreement There has teen considerable effort to prevail upon of success In this direction when the aei te adjourned today. The antl-allver (publicans generally say they will make no objection to the votes being ta- it the time suggested. ■ reason for the objection made by Senator Allen on Friday waa devel­ oped today. He had become satisfied that If a day should be fixed for the te the antl-allver men would object the credentials of the Utah senators, ,vc them referred to the committee d thus keep the new senators out of clr seats until after the day fixed for the vote. MITCHELL WILL SUPPORT IT. Washington, Jan. 27.—Rumors have sen In circulation here for several days lat Senator Mitchell of Oregon had decided to vote against the free coinage bill. The senator says he will vote for the bill and says It will pass with­ out the votes of the Utah BANKS MUST REDEEM NOTES IN COIN Vashlngton. Jan. 28.—Senator Teller today offered the following nmcntl- snt to the pending financial bill: •That after the first of July. 1896. all bank notes Issued by the national bank- associations shall be redeemed In when presented for redemption to rational banking associations Issu­ in' same and such national bunking association falling to redeem Its notes presentation shall be dissolved.\ CAPTURED I- s Office; A SENSATIONAL SHOOTING AFFRAY Proprietor Little B sensational shooting affray occurred in the fashionable Arlington hotel at Hot Friday afternoon, the details of which have hitherto been carefully suppressed. te circumstances attending the al­ as related by eye witnesses are to effect that Colonel S. H. Stitt, one of the proprietors of the Arlington, and Colonel Abner L. Gaines, a guest, be­ came involved In a dispute, when both drew their revolvers. The hotel detective took a hand at this juncture and promiscuous firing en­ sued. In which Abner Gaines waa wounded below the knee. Gaines resides In London and la wealthy. He makes regular visit* to Hot Springs in con­ nection with his interests In the valua­ ble Guinea estate. Berlin, Jan. 27.—It la seml-officlally announced that the German minister at Caracas has presented a note to the Venezuelan governmentdemanjjlngpay­ ment of the guarantee fund due Ger­ man subjects as a result of building the great Venezuelan railway. On the oth­ er hand it la aetnl-offlclally denied that two German warships are shortly to go to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, to enforce payment of the railway guarantee funds .and that German marines will eventually be landed at Puerto Cabello. WERE OVERTAKEN BV AN AVALANCHE Two Men Narrowiv Escaped Death Rocky Bar. Idaho. Boise, Idaho, Jan. 25.—In a snowsllde that occurred near Rocky Bax on 13th and In which John Andrews Robert Bralnard had a narrow escape from death. Brainerd waa burled un­ der alx feet of snow for two hours, but waa rescued apparently no worse for his terrible experience. The two men were together and were overtaken by the sudden rush of snow. Both we overwhelmed, but Andrews managed get'out after the avalanche bad passed. Rocky Bar has been snowbound and ntill received today was the first that has got through from there slnct 18th. Ottawa, HL. Jan. 27.—The Marseilles Manufacturing Company, the largest agri­ cultural Implement producing concern In central Illinois, has made an assignment to Martin J. Kingman, a heavy creditor, and a large stock holder. The liabilities are 8200.000. The scheduled assets are 8EVERAL LAND CONTESTS DECIDED The Irands Are^Sunstcd^n ^inshlns Washington. Jan. Secretary Hokt Smith haa rendered decisions In land cases In Washington, Oregon and Idaho Washington—A. A. Denny, trans- ferree of Frank Tarboll, vs. the North­ ern Pacific Railroad Company and Wat- son W. Moore, Seattle district. The mo. tlon for review filed by the defendants Is overruled on the ground that It al­ leges nothing new. The company’s se­ lection and Moore's application to en­ ter are both held for rejection. In the ex parte case of Lewis C. Wright, from the Vancouver dlstrlcL the commissioner's decision 1 talned, and Wright Is referred courts for remedy. The land claimed by Wright was allotted and patented to Wahklacus, an Indian, and ' retary decides that after a p once Issued tbe United States I of title apd can not therefore pi the question of ownership raised thcro- Oregon—Robert J. Weeks vs. the state of Oregon and Henry Miller. Burns dls- Sglct. Motion for revhgr of department­ al decision against Weeks Is overruled, the secretary deciding that the evidence clearly showed the state's selection to have been lawful, as the li t the dt ■ of tt suprei • THE MOUNTAINS Ellcnsburg. Wash., Jan. 27. — Lee prlngcr, accused of horse stealing, and -ho escaped from the county jail by digging out a few days ago. was cap­ tured this morning In the mountains about 20 miles north of town. He was quartered In an old cabin and had a tall piece of bacon, a Uttle flour and coffee. He was not armed, and sur­ rendered without resistance. New York, Jan. 26.—A mass meeting of locked out garment workers waa held today, at which encouraging reports were read from garment workers In Baltimore, Chicago and Philadelphia. Meyer Schoenflcld. who was the prin­ cipal speaker, advised the tailors to hold firm and victory would rest upon their banners In a few days. IcN IN A BOAT PICKED UP STARVING I tilrteen Unfortunates tried to Go From seward city to Juneau. Seattle, Wash.. Jan. 27.—Advices from Alaska state that the steamer Rustler picked up 13 starving men in a rowboat. ~ nen were on the way from Seward to Juneau, and had not had food or r for two days. They acted like .-a. RAILROAD RATE Suit POSTPONED the Southern Pacific against the road commissioners to prevent that body from reducing the existing rates was postponed In the United States circuit court today until February. The ntlnuance waa made with the consent all parties concerned. New York. Jan. 77.-Chrlstlan Abels has been appointed receiver of the Consoli­ dated Wall Paper Company In suits brought by H. G. Craig A Co. and other creditors. The liabilities aro 890,000. Wllllatn D. Wheelwrighb lumber dealer, made an assignment today for the benefit of creditors. The firm Is said to taava 2100.000 invested In business. John Kassel! Young Returns. City of Mexico, Jan. 26.—John Rus­ sell Young, ex-minister to China, re- turnatbla week to the United States, having completed his prolonged study of Mexican battlefields. In which Cen­ tral Grant distinguished himself In the tf 1847. Th# International Chess Match New York. Jan. 26.—It has been de­ cided to hold the big International chess turns this week to the United States. America and the United Kingdom of t Britain and Ireland on March 12 and 14. Ex-President Ravler of Switzerland Is dead. F. J. Pakenham, British minister at Juenos Ayres, haa > been transferred to Stockholm. Four tugs made a strong effort to release he steamer 8t. Paul at high ........... tarleston, 8. C-, Jan. 25.—After being. 15 minutes the Jury returned a verdict tot guilty In the case of Captain Sam- uel Hughes of the steamsblp Laurada. charging him with violation of tbe neu­ trality laws. Helena, Mont, Jan. 26.—Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. F_H. Luce of Daven­ port, Wash., came on tonight’s train from tbe west and are at the Helena. Washington, Jan. 17.—The free delivery vice will be extended to 18 postofflccs February 1. swelling the total number of free delivery offices to 638. Great Falls, ' Mont., is among the offloes to be Included. JENKINS’ MEN WILL STAY Supreme Justices Decide That He Has Jurisdiction. OVER THE N. P. RECEIVERSHIPS Opinion That for t the Northern Pnclflc receivership e that holds all courts along tht the road to be auxiliary to Judge uislon gives er of receiverships, was shown at this hearing thi creditors’ bill and the forcclosurt codings of 1893 had been filed 1 circuit court for the eastern district of Wisconsin, over which Judge Jcnklm presides. It was also shown that thlt • then appointed receivers for the i, who e for e tlm ;nlzcd. Afterwards circuit court for other districts appolnt- I receivers for portions of the road rut- raced within their respective jurlsdlc- ons. and such confusion and antagon- tm arose that It was feared the Inter­ ns of the road would be seriously Jeop- Exceptlon was taken to the Jurlsdlc- d'n of the Milwaukee court on the ground that the Northern Pacific had no road, except a leased line, within the ‘ « of the eastern district of Wlscon- Thls was substantially the only objection made to Its recognition, and It estimated that at the time «t the Ing a large majority of the Inter- Involved would be satisfied with the designation of the Milwaukee court s a responsible tribunal and one by ■hlch a receiver or receivers for the cn- re line should be designate!!. THREE JUSTICES AGREED. Justices Field. Harlan and Brewer prepared and united In a memorandum ncluslons, as follows: te parties In the above cases, name- ic Farmers’ Loan and Trust Com­ pany. the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, the second mortgage bond­ holders represented by Johnston Liv­ ingston, chairman, and the rcorganlza,- tlon committee of bondholders repre- K nted by A. E. Adams, have come he­ re us with petitions setting forth the al history of these causes and ask- hat such order be made In the re­ spective circuits to which we are as­ signed as will secure the operation as itirety of the property of the rail- company. covered by mortgages llch the Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company Is trustee, and such other or­ ders In the premises as shall seem meet. ' said application has been heard by t chambers In the city of Washing- under an agreement In writing be­ tween said parties, that we should do mdlng through more man one district tiould be. to the end that the mort­ gaged property may be effectively ad- ' tered. commenced In the circuit of the dlstriot In which the prin­ cipal operating offices arc situated and h then erlal p. railroad embraced by the mortgage; t such court should be the court of primary Jurisdiction and of principal decree, and the administration of prop­ erty In the circuit courts of other dis­ tricts should be an auxiliary thereto: But. In view of what has transpired In these foreclosure proceedings, principal­ ly In view of the fact that a portion of .the line of road owned by the Northern Pacific railroad was and U now In the ,te of Wisconsin, and at the time of ng of the creditor’s bill (In which the tstee in the mortgage was a co-plaln- !) the Northern Pacific railway was frating Its road through the eastern strict of Washington, although that part of its line so operated belong to under lease illway for 93 years; nnd, in view of the further fact that the railroad tompany entered Its appearance and assented to the net of he circuit court for the eastern district .f Wisconsin In taking Jurisdiction, and is such exercise of Jurisdiction has been •eCognlzcd by the circuit court In every district along the line of the Northern Pacific railroad and by all parties for ' about two years, during ly order l have b n thee >f the opinion that the circuit court he eastern district of Wisconsin has jurisdiction to proceed to a decree of foreclosure which -will bind the mort- company and the mortgaged property, and ought, .therefore, to bo recognized by the circuit-courts of ev- •ry district along the line of the road is the court of primary jurisdiction: ind that proceedings In the latter :ourt. while protecting the rights of the ■eal creditors, should be auxiliary In :helr character and subordinate to the iroceedlnga In the court of primary Jur- sdlctlon. In expressing these views •re are not to be understood ns passing ipon the proposition advanced In argu- nent that proceedings may be had be­ fore a circuit court of the United States, by consent of the parties, to foreclose the mortgage of a railroad no part of 'hlch Is within the territorial jurisdic­ tion of such court.\ SPECIAL MEMORANDUM. Justice Brown signed a special mem­ orandum of his views which Is as fol- ’In view of the doubts suggested re­ garding the Jurisdiction of the circuit f the United States for the district of Wisconsin to fore- s mortgage In this case, and of the further fact that the business ofil- of this company are at 8L Paul. I think the circuit court for the district of Minnesota should be treated as tho of primary Jurisdiction. But the whole object of the hearing before the Justices assigned to the fouF cir­ cuits In which the property of the road Is located. Is to secure harmony of Be­ have concluded personal views ^n deference to the opln- recognltlon of the circuit court for the eastern district of Wisconsin >urt of primary jurisdiction.” An order was sighed by each cir­ cuit justice and has been sent to each circuit court. The order Is as follt Tt Is ordered that In respect i proceedings now being carried < the foreclosure of mortgages on the Northern Pacific rdllrosd, the circuit court .for the eastern district of Wis­ consin be regarded as the court of primary administration, and that the proceedings In this court will be ancil­ lary In their character and In aid of the proceedings in the court of primary administration. But this court reserves the right nt any time, upon the appli­ cation of any person or persons Inter­ ested. or upon Its own motion, to make such orders and decrees as to It shall seem Just for tho protection of the cred­ itors of tho railroad company residing within Its jurisdiction.\ MARKET l today. A firm underton TELEGRAPH r. throughout. The eccentrlcll tccrulng In the advance. The stock market opened moderately Ivs and Irregular. The tendency of prices Sterling exchange—Weak at K8S'4«4.S8H or demnnd, and 8l.S7n4.S75i for 00 days. Money-Easy at J5j*4 per cent. TACOMA WHEAT/ TacomtL Jan. 88.—A quieter tone pre­ railed In tho wheat market today. A few \s%Wfo* B-m i firm. SAN FRANCISCO GRAIN. :oi Jan. 28.—Wheat—Shlp- •UM6H.UK for No. 1. and Ice: milling wheat. 21.850 ■ley—Feed, fair to good. 68»;O70c; choice. 7154c; brewing, 75*8154c. Oats—Milling. 80085c: Surprise. 96c**1.0G: kney feed. 854>90c; good to choice. 75085c; •oor to fair, 65075c; black for seed..21.100 .30; .gray, SOfISSc. CHICAGO GRAIN. • Chicago. Jan. 28.—Wheat averaged woak- y alone, t. 6354c. GOVERNMENT fcPKDS. U. 8. new 4s (registered). 113: U. S, new < (coupons). 111: U. 8. ^(registered). Ill: i. S. 5s (coupons). 11254; U. S. 4s (regls- ered), 10754: U. S. 4s (coupons). 10654: Pa- ... _________ Canadian Pacific 5551. nlral Pacific 15. Burlington .7754. Dls- Shore 14354. Lead Trt entral H Missouri 1 tl Cordage 554. Natloi finery 10654. Unli MINING 8TOCK8. • 20c. Mexican 60c, Ontario 89. Ophlr Plymouth 30c. Quicksilver 81.50. ___ jallvsr preferred $15.50. Sierra Nevada «c.^8tunda|Ml.». Union Consolidated 40e. METAL QUOTATIONS. price. 89.8754: ce. 82.90: tx- xchnnge price. 89.8754* 10.1 Lead—Steady: brokers’ hange. 83.05. ) TULADELPH1 AratlNING EXCHANGE. Philadelphia. Jbn. 28.-Tho Philadelphia >1 offerings me ecldedly tame, •ate of late. wool soles show no material change. ' >ugh prices ore considered solid, ’errilory wools—Montana, fine medium 1 fine, H*14c: scoured price. 36®38c: ah. Wyoming, etc., fine medium and prlng. ll©13c: scoured price. 32*33c; free lorthem fall. 9»llc: scoured price. 27*30c. Australian wools—Scoured basis, comb- ng superfine. 38860c: combing good. 43® London. Jan. 28.—At the wool auction isles today a selection of merinos were lffdred which were largely taken by Oer- nan buyers at Dili prices. Both greasy nand from France. Yorkshire bought llt- le. The American purchases today imounted to 400 bales. LIVE STOCK. Chicago. Jan. 28.—There were hardly } light that prices wer leady, even for tho bette The sales were on basis of 8S.2SC4.65: .......... ...... ........... $2.90*2.85; cows and heifers. 22.25* 3.50. Hogs—Both local packers and shippers eld back this morning and despite the really meager receipts prices were forced own GClOc. The day’s transactions were t extreme range of 84*4.65. Sheep—With a fairly good local demand, prices ruled steady; superior to choice Ive sheep. 83.80*3.75; yearlings. 33.750 ; westerns. 83.25*8.70; lambs. 33.75*4.85. PACKING HOUSE PRODUCTS, llcogo. Jan. 28.—Pork, *10.70; lard. *5.96; ribs. *5 Coffee—Closed steady; spot Rio, nominal; DUNNIGAN tSCsPED THE GALLOWS Found Guilty By the Colfax Jury In Sreund Degros. Colfax. Wash., Jan. 28.—The case the state of Washington vs. Pati Dunnlgan waa given to the Jury at this afternoon. After being out eight hours they returned a verdict of i dcr In the second degree. STEAMER ST. PsUL STILL AGROUND s of Getting Her O’f tho Sand. THE SEAS AIDED SPAIN Steamer With Aid for Cubans Sprang a Leak and Sank. TEN OF HER MEN WERE LOST on Board Uotchklss Guns, Rifles Dynamite and a Largs Qnan- Vlneyard Haven. Mass.. Jan. 28.— Twenty-five men were picked up from open boats off Long Island Monday morning by the schooner Helen H. Ben­ edict and were landed here late last night and left today for New York, whence they sailed lost Sunday. Their ship was the steamer J. W. Hawkins, recently purchased at Baltimore for an alleged Cuban cruise, and she' sailed from New York Sunday night, having on board between 76 and 100 men. bound. It Is claimed, to Join the Cuban Insurgents. The rescued men report when the steamer was off the east- end of Long Island she sprang a serious leak and the water gained so rapidly on her that f|l hands were obliged to take to the Vats. Thirteen men from the steamer Hawkins been brought In today. Ten men The schooner Alicia B. Crosby, which rrlved here later In the day, brought 13 more men from the steamer Hawkins. Particulars of the wreck of the Haw- Ins hnd been gleaned from the men by the officers of the rescuing vessels. nearly as could be ascertained, the story Is that the steamer sailed from Ne «4 York ostensibly bound to Bermu- ’ \ i s winter excursion. She carried, •ver, about 80 men. mostly Span- . a cannon and several hundred pounds of ammunltloitr It was Intima­ ted that several wealthy Cubans were In the party. Early Monday morning they ran Into northeast gale and the heavy cross- **s which swept the steamer caused br scams to open and she began to fill rapidly. Signals of distress were set, tut before those on board had time to lown, about 85 miles southeast of Sandy Hook lightship. - ' > schooners Lean dcr W. Beebe, All- 1. Crosby and Helen H. Benedict seen the Hnwklns signals and Im­ mediately went to her. The crew and passengers had taken to the boats and they were picked up with much difficul­ ty, on account of the high seas. The Benedict picked up 25 men, and among them were the first officer and steward. The Crosby saved 13 out of 23 In an- e-to get to the boat In the rough seas VALUABLE BIT DEADLY CARGO ne of the Survivors tells tbe Story of New York. Jon. 28.—Jose C. Hornan- cz. a Cuban who was on board the teamshlp J. 5V. Hawkins, an alleged llbusterer which was wrecked off the astern end of Long island last Sunday night, told the following story: last Saturday night. The steamship be­ longed to the Cuban revolutionary party, having been purchased recently by them for filibustering work against the Spaniards. On board of her were 120 addition to thJ'wM n^creer'et 16 n. The ship was commanded by Captain Hall. We left New York at midnight last Saturday from the foot of One Hun­ dred and Thirty-eighth street. East Monday afternoon the engine prung a leak and It was Impossl- llghtened by throwing thrown overboard. We had on guns, some Remington and Win­ er rljlcs and 1 . 000.000 rounds of am- tlon, also 3000 pounds of dynamite, .-ere thrown Into the sea. At day­ light next morning the water had put t the fire of the engines. At 8 o'clock sighted the three schoopers and were taken on board. 'Callsto Garcia was In command of e revolutionists, and his sop, Carlos trcla. was the second In command. 'Six were drowned In trying to get ;o the boats. We left the ship at 8 Jock on Monday morning, and 20 minutes later we saw her go down. She a great lurch to one side and then settled Into the sea.\ At the Cuban headquarters. No. 66 Broadway. It waa denied that the Haw­ kins was on Its way to Cuba. \We would have known about her.” ild Secretary Gonzales de Quesada. ‘Sf te had been fitted out for Cuba. The report that Garcia was aboard is abso­ lutely false, as he was still In this city.\ SPANISH OFFICIALS MUM. Inlster Palma was besieged by call- all the afttrnoon. He refused to see was not until 7 o’clock tonight that ut a score of newspapermen suc­ ceeded In getting an interview with Inlster Palma personally. He said lat In his official capacity he knew ab- ilutcly nothing about the alleged flll- istcring expedition. He declined to say anything about the wreck of the 'lawklns, or whether he had received dispatch from Woods Holl, Mass., and from Boston that those of the revolu­ tionists who had not been taken to New York had arrived safely there. At No. 100 Broadway the Spanish party has an office for dissemination of It was said late tonight that had no Information concerning the filibustering expedition to give out, but doubtless there would be an Investiga­ tion and that a lively time might be looked for. STEAMER CATALONIA WAS DISABLED Freighter Cevlo \a*Spoken bnt Refused New York, Jan. 28.—The Cuoard line steamer Catalonia, from Liverpool for Boston, ijlth her shaft broken, was spoken January 22 by the White Star freight steamer Cevlc, which reached this port today. Captain Atkin of the Catalonia asked that his ship be taken In tow by the Ceric, but Captain Nlch- Is of the latter waa obliged to refuse ecause the courses of the two ships •ere so far apart. A cablegram from St. Michaels, Azores, received today, reports that the Catalonia had been towed Into that port by the steamer Braunschweig. THE NUMBER OF_OE*D IS FIFTY-SIX xo'oiatlnn nf t « Weiss Coel wine RrnntM T*-*' Mate Vlc'tm. to i.leht. Cardiff. Wales, Jan. 28.-The exploration of the coal mine near Tyleretown, which was wrecked yesterday, has been com­ pleted, and It Is found the total number of killed amounts to 54.

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