NORTHWEST NOTES. Albert Miller of Heatlle was held up and robbed by fool pads within six feet of hla own door one night Istt week. The dead body of a man with a ballet bal-let In his head found In Uedding, Cal I believed to be that of Frank Michael of Portland. He la thought to have' suicided. Nineteen men from the Hoer army arrived In Ilutteon the !3rd and are la-charge la-charge t tho local lloeraoclety. They say thoutanda of lloers are coming west to locate. F. II. Kinney, of Portland, Ore., fell dead In the Jury box of the atnle circuit cir-cuit court at that place. He had Just been sworn In ns a Juror, when ho waa attacked by heart failure. W. 1". Melllck, formerly known as the cattla king of the Snake river, la now a raving lunatic, the result, tl ia believed, of being sand-bogged by foot-pada foot-pada In Chicago two weeks ago. Lrnest Kcott, a negro youth charged with attempting lo assault two whit girls, created a dramatic scene lu lh court room In Phoenix, Ariz., by wallowing wal-lowing a handful of broken glass. II will probably die. Amo Zanar, a watchman employed ji the car barns of Ihe Ht. Johns motor lino in Portland, met a horrible death on the night of the SSod, hla clothing catching Are from a torch, he being literally roasted to death. Near Spokane the aide slakes of a flat car loaded with tclegrspli poles gave nway, letting the pole lo tho ground, kllllug two tramps who wer riding on the car, their bodies being found underneath tho poles. Fearing an attempt may be made to hold up tho Overloud flyer, the Union Pacific ha placed armed .-jarda on lb train between Cheyenne and Ogdsn. Large sum of money ar being transferred trans-ferred lo tbo Paclllo coast, and a su-eessf su-eessf ul robbery would result In a heavy loss to the express company. At South Hand. Wash., the trial Jury brought In a verdict of guilty of innr-der innr-der In llio second degree aa to J. II. dates and acquittal In the case ol Lourltz Olsen. dates and Olseu wer accuted of murdering Captain William lleeaon of the tchoonor I.anere, on the Wlllapa river, on August !0. A counterfeited den waa recently discovered by detectives lu an old building In Spokane, Wash., and part of the outfit captured. M. J. Williams and Joo Harrison wero arrested on the chargo of passing counterfeit sliver dollar. H I believed tho leader ot the gang haa escaped, -"- - - It la reported from Denver that Stale flame Commissioner Johnson bos gone with a largo posso of deputies to Ills lllsnco and Koutt cotiutlcs, tho scenes of tha alleged slaughter of game by Indians from the Utah reservation. It Is said Johnson Is determined to drive thu Indians out of tho stato at any cost, and n clash Is feared. (lovernor Murphy of Arizona hascoro-muted hascoro-muted lo four year tho eiiteuco of John C. Lchols, who has aerved three years ot a ten years' sentence. Ills Imprisonment was tho rcsultiof n, conviction con-viction for stage robbery, and the commutation com-mutation Is prompted by the confession ot King Ustery, who says ho wa th guilty party and arranged hi plan to usplclon fell on l'.cho'.s. Joseph Lesher, of Victor, Cola, who recently Issued omellver souvenir which ho called "referendum dollar," Say he has assurances from the Uuttcd State district attorney that hla coinage coin-age scheme is not Illegal, and ho ha ordered a new ilia from which 10,000 souvenirs will be struck ohT aoon. The new coins will bear the nnma of a Victor Vic-tor groccryman, who agrees to redeem Ihem In merchandise or money. (leorga Sanders and Patrick McCuo were killed and a number of other men seriously Injured by an explosion of dynamite at Llmorc'a grading camp on the Sherman hill cut-olt ot the Union Paclllo on tho SOth. Handera and Mo-Cua Mo-Cua wero thawing sticks of dynamlta around a camptlre when tha stull exploded. ex-ploded. Hander wa blown to plccca and bits of his flesh was scattered In all directions. McCue'e face was torn away and he received Internal Injuries. Tho explosion tore a big holo In the ground aud flying rochslujured thoothermen. lly the upsetting of a coast Una atago in Los Pablo creek, between Santa llarbaraand Lompoc.Cal., H, W. Parker of Ventura was drowued and four other persons narrowly escaped a similar fate. One of the horses lost Its fooling and tho atago was overturned nud carried car-ried down tho strcam.QThe driver and his five passengers wero thrown Into tho creek, which was a raging torrent. All succeeded In reaching the sboro with tho exceptlon-of Mr. Parker, who was cither struck by tho struggling horses or heavy drift wood. Lost In tha mountains, with a blinding blind-ing snowstorm around him, fleorga Melvlu dlspalml of relief and shot hlmsalf Thursday night, near ltepuu-11c, ltepuu-11c, Wash. With J. O. P.antom ho had gone deer hunting. They lost tholr bearings and Melvln becama exhausted. exhaust-ed. Hansom left blm to bring aid nud brought new ot hi partner's danger toltepubllo. A 1 cllt-f party went out and found Melvln's dead body. Ho bad placed a revolver In his mouth aud pulled tho trigger. Tho body was wurm when discovered. Melvln waa a pioneer of tho reservation.