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MONTANA TERRITORY, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 188!
AFull and Complete line Jusl Received.
TheVery Latest Shades,
Callaaa.cL Se^ Til arm
J.P. WOOLMAN ^ CO.,
LeadingFine Shoe Dealers.
(NKXTTO KIR8T NATIONAL BANK.)
T.C POWER ^ CO..
JOBBIKS AND DBA ^ km IN
Justreceived, a complete new stock of
DEEREPLOWS AND HARROWS.
SuperiorDrills and Broadcast Seeders,
SchuttlerQuartz Wagon Gear and Farm Wagons,
TUBULARAXLE AND STEEL SKEIN WAGONS, ALL SIZES.
Ourline of Fine Buggies, Carriages, Phaeton*, etc., is the largest and moet se^^lect ever brought to this country. Sole agents for Column^ Buggy Co. vehicles.
Alarge stock of Glidden's Celebrated Steel Wire, painted and galvanised. Kine^hand made and heavy work harness a specialty.
Headquartersfor Fresh Grass Seed and Heed Peas.
Agentsfor Revere Rubber Co. Belting, Hose and Packing. Krie Tubular Sta^^tionary and Portable Boilers a^d Knglnes, Griffith A Wedge Hteani Hoists, V^a*h-^'Vr^J^^Ciui-ir.' 'r-rsttttl Wire Rone, all Slu^a. Cor*djou Sense Whims, Ore^Buckets, Ore Cars, Ore Trolleys, Water Buckets, etc.
Sendfor circulars and Price List. Steamboat Block, corner of Main street^and Helena avenne.
ICE, TOE, ICE.
Lathe moet reliable dealer in the city. Thirteen^*years in the but mess.
OfficeMO Bridge St,
ChemicalLaboratory.^A. W. HAND,
Ualttn*.Block, Foot of Broadway, Helena,^Montana. P. 0. Box 711.
WeCarry a Full Line of
Theyexcel any shoe in the market for STYLR and DISABILITY. Also the larges^line of Gents Shoes in the city, Including HAN AN A SON^and LILLY, BRACKKTT A CO. makes.
RALEIGH^ CLARKE, No. 25 Uoper Main St
SUCCESSORSTO 7. R OAUK * CO
TenThousand People Have Already^Crossed the Arkansas River and
Stillthe Rush Continues.
StrictWatch to be Kept by Special^Agents to Keep Whiskey Out of^the New Territory.
Gen.Merrill Report* Everything ^^ulet at^tha rront with hi.in. i. i,t Force to
II.lit.Ilf tlt^ IIH'T
ArkansasCity, April 20.^It is est!^mated by ranchmen that from TOO to 1,000^boomers will have made Illicit entrance^into Oklahoma before noon of the .'.'^!^Those boomers generally strike west of the^Reno trail, ford the Ciniiuarron, and enter^the western portion of the territory. Inter^^est now centers at Guthrie, though by^Tuesday there will be 10,000 people in and^about Guthrie. The material for 500 houses^has been shipped from one Chicago firm^alone. The telegraph company is prepar^^ing for a tremendous dav's business Mon^^day. It is estimated there will be 100.000^words of special dispatches from Oklahoma^the day of the opening.
Amonster meeting wan held here to-day^and a memorial addressed to the president^and secretary of the interior, setting forth^that the reservation of 320 acrea*for a^townslte forGuthrie was totally inadequate^and petitioning that the secretary may t^er^nut the entry of four contiguous sites of 320^acres each.
riantaf the Cowboy.
Wichita,April 20.^ There are cowboys^now lying along the river bank, who will^make a grand rush, and having Meet^horses and knowing theeountry well will^soon reach very desirable claims. They^will sell their rights for what they can^make and then move upon another.
Theraid yesterday afternoon, mention of^which has already been made, resulted in^finding not as many boomers as was at first^reported. There were many, no doubt, In^Oklahama but so well concealed that few,^comparatively speaking, were routed out^Deputy Lundy found tn a ravine a man ly^^ing beneath some lugs. The only thins he^had to sustain lite was along linen flour^sack partly filled with crackers. Or these^it was his Intention and hope to subsist un^^til the ^2nd.
TheInterest here Is Intense, yet there 1b^little publicity to the many schemes being^concocted ou all sides. The subject as to^which will have the first right, he who^squats first, or be who files first, is most^freely discussed by the majority of the^boomers. A ride today over the Chicka^saw country showed boomers' tents and^wagons at every available camping spot.^Their numbers are placed at 7,000.
IIn , Must Go I^ry.
Lravknworth, Kan., April 1ft.^Col^^lector of Internal Revenue Acres to-day^received a telegram from Commissioner of^Internal Revenue Mason saying arrange^^ments had been made to give the collector^a sufficient force for any work necessary to^prevent the sale of liquors In Oklahoma^and instructing him to issue no special tax^stamps for that district and saying the gov^^ernment will not permit the sale of liquors^there. Collector Acres has accordingly^started eleven deputy collectors to Guthrie^The Intention Is to have them on the ground^In advance of the boomers and arrange o^prevent the sale of liquors.
ArkansasCity. April ltt -Marshal^Jones, of Kansas, and Needles, of the In^^dian territory, who are In authority over^the Indian territory and Oklahoma, an^^nounce they have instructed the deputies^to confiscate all liquors brought Into the^territory. These instructions are based on^the ruling of the attorney general tnat^Oklahoma Is within the limits of the Indian^territory, and the laws pertaining to the^^ale of Intoxicating liquors within the ter^^ritory apply to this section. As it is impos^^sible to get liquor to Oklahoma without^passing through the territory, and as the^laws against bringing liquor to anv part of^the territory are very strict, those thinking^of going into the territory will save them^selves much expense and trouhle hy aban^^doning their purpose. There are eiufit^companies of infantry and four of cavalry^in the territory to assist in enforcing the^Wws.
ft] Merrill HeporU All Quiet
Washington,April 20.^A telegram lias^been received at the war department dated^Chicago, from Gen. Merrttt, saying the fol^^lowing telegram dated yesterday at Okla^^homa station, is respectfully forwarded:^^Have just arrived at this station; found^everything quiet and am making such dis^^positions as will maintain peace on and^after the 22d. The means of communica^^tion on the railroad wire are Inad* quale,^even for the railroad. Communication*, in^order to certainly reach me, should be^wired through Woodland to Kort Keno,^with which post 1 am making arrange^menu to establish a line of carriers. Will^telegraph later as 1 receive information.
W.Mkhhitt, Brig. Gen.
Geo.Crook, Maj. Gen. Commanding.
ArkansasCity, April 20.^The Ar^^kansas and Walnut rivers are rising rapld-^ly. The Walnut has gone up ten feet since^this morning. Congressman Weaver, of^Iowa, will arrive to night He says he will^take up a claim near Gulhrte. This morn^^ing, at Chtllicko station 600 Texas cattle^were let loose on the prairie, a train of^boomers passing at the time. The cattle^rtamptdedthe cattle hitched to the wag^^ons, and the latter were mixed with the^Texas cattle and lost to the owners. A^man named Watson, from Sterling, Neb.,^in trying U^ preserve his outfit from the en^^raged cattle, waa trampled uader foot and^oadly injured.
Glasgow,April 20.^ The Clyde sugar^market Is strong. Prices have risen 3d. to^^day and sugar is 2s. dearer than Saturday^last, although the market is less firm than^early In the week. Medium quality is^mostly wanted, and Is rapidly bought It^U believed the top of the rise has not been^reached. The advance Is due to the pros^^pect of a scarcity In the crop.
T1IKMAJOR H7BD CASK.
.Ialg* I^c Wolfe !^^^ ide* He Ha* No.lurU-
ImiApril 20 -|Special to the Inde^^pendent ] - The Major Itudd mining case^came up for a hearing this afternoon be^^fore the district court in chambers. It will^be rememt^ered that this property was to^have been sold under execution April 2,^Schwab and Zimmerman being the judg^^ment creditors to the extent of 932,000. The^case was heard today and (X W. Turner^appeared for Schwab and Zimmerman and^W Y Sanders and William Scanlon for It^J. Kine and other stockholders of the Hud*'.^After some two or three hours of preltuiin^^ary skirmishing, In which there was con^siderable discussion as to the correct^ness of the accounting, Mr. Turner^finally raised the point of jurisdiction. He^argued that the judgment having been con^^fessed In the first district the case would^properly come up for trial in the first dis^trlct After considering the question for^some hours Judge DeWolfe decided this^point well taken, and tin Major Rudd case^will be heard now in the next term of this^district court on its merits. The mine is^Idle, and will remain in statu quo until the^case has been settled.
A Veteran In tha Tottal Serrlae Taste*
Away-Nketeh of Uli Life.
NkwYork, April 20 - Kx Postmaster^Henry G. Pearson died this momma*.^James brought the news of Pearson's death^to the posbifuce this morning and then en^^tered upon the duties- of his son-in-law^pursuant tn the action recently taken by^Pearson's bondsmen delegating the powers^of the office to him. He sent a telegrsm to^Postmaster Genem! Wanamaker apprising^him of Pearson's death from hemorrhage,^caused by cancer of the stomach. Pearson^had been been in a comatose condith u^since 11 o'clock yesterday morning. He^was 46 years of age and leaves a widow,^bet no children.
Henry(i. Pearson was born In New York^city in July, IK42, and was educated in the^public schools. In October, I860, he was^a stamiier and dtstribator in the New York^postoftice. in the summer of lKrtS be was^discharged for the reason that he was not^a political worker, but he was soon reap^^pointed on hit-nut of his knowledge of^route distribution. He waa appointed as^sistaut clerk in the railway mail line be^tween New York and Washington in 1KH4.^becoming a clerk on Cie same in 1H65, ami^head clerk on the line In IK71. A Utile^later be was appointed chief head clerk,^and from 1N72 to the end of l^7r^ he was^also a special agent of the postothec^department. In February, 1H7S, he was^made superintendent of mails in the New^York r*tce. and in November of that year^became assistant postmaster. Mr. Pearson^held the latter position until Jan. 4, \m^,^when he was appointed postmaster, suc^^ceeding his father in-law, Thomas I^James, who had then been made postmas^^ter general. Anioug the unpaid positions^held by Mr. Pearson were those of local^agent at New York for the Inspection of^mail equipment and chairman of the civil^service board In the postofrice from May,^1H73, to March, 18HI. His administration^of the postofuce was so satisfactory that his^reappointment by President Cleveland was^urged hy leading citizens without distinc^^tion of party. He held the office until a^fortnight ago, when President Harrison^appointed Seuator Van Cott to succeed^hiia.
Deathof an Eminent Oaulltt.^Denver, April 20.-l)r. W.T.Wilson,^considered one of the most talented ocullsta^in the country, and certainly without a^peer in the Rocky mountain regions, died^late last night from an overdose of mor^^phine. Dr. Wilson had been suffering^for sometime from insoraonta and took the^drug to secure sleep, and evidently miscal^^culated the amount. Several eminent phy^^sicians were summoned when his condi^^tion was discovered and worked with him^for three hours without avail. He was^only 2V) years of age a pupil of Dr. Knapp,^of New York. His income in this city was^estimated at $30,000 annually. He leaves a^widow here and a mother in Iowa
TheftnnKrnncUco Building- Kit*.
Washington,April 20^First Comp^^troller Durham has made a decision of cor*^siderable interest to citizens of San Fran^^cisco. The act of comeresi of March^1HH7, directs the appointment of three com^^missioners to select and purchase a site for^a public building at San Francisco at a cost^not to exceed 8350,000. The same act ap^^propriated the amount necessary to carry^out its provisions. It subsequently appear^log a suitable property could not be ob^^tained within the limit fixed by congress,^that body Jan. 21 last passed an act In^creastng the limit In cost to 8**0,000. The^first comptroller has decided this latter act^Inoperative, as no appropriation was made^to carry it into effect. He also decides^while the commission can continue the in^^vestigation under the appropriation of^March 2S. 1HH7, It cannot enter into an^^contract involving the government for the^future payment of money in excess of the^appropriation of 8860,000.
aRunaway Train.^Dulltii, April 20 ^As a train of loaded^cars, with Supt Pope's private car at^tached, was ascending a heavy grade be^tween Two Harbors and Gakadina, on the^Duluth A Iron Range railroad, the air^brakes refused to work and the train^gained a frightful velocity. Thebrakeman^managed to uncouple the private aaff,^srhiata was soon stopped by the band^brakes. The rest of the train plunged^madly on, reaching a speed of 110 miles an^hour. It finally left the track, demolishing^the engine and all the cars. Knginei r^Charles Cutler had both legs broken, and^two other men were seriously hurt.
WillNot oa|I to Join. -
Chicauo,April 20 ^The superintendent^of the Haltlmore A Ohio railroad here says^the threatened trouhle betwenn the com^^pany and its employes growing out of'(the^life Insurance and accident plan, has been^amicably settled. No employe will be re^^quired to sign unless be is so Inclined.
Workof a Hurrlrane.
hBOBW,111., April 20.^A hurricane^pawed throughjthis village last night, un^roofing many buildings and tearing up^sidewalks and trees in a path about 100 feet^wnl -. No one was severely Injured.
w\NT REDUCED EATEH,
^eur il'Alene Mining Men to Take Artlan^on tha Tariff on ^r*s.
Slit*askFalls, April 20| special to^the Independent. 1 ^ Several prominent^mining men operating in the South Fork^region of the Cour d'Alenes have arrived^here to attend a no . ting to take action^towards securing a reduction of freight^rates ou ore to th^* Montana smelters over^the Northern Pacific. Among those ex^^pected are: S. G. Reed, of the Itunkei Hill^and Sullivan; Van H. Delashmut and Geo.^11. McAuley, of the Granite, Stevensville,^and other mines; James K Clark, of the^Rig Hug and Sunset; Patrick Clark, of the^Poorman, and Charles Sweeney of the^Kmma and Last Chance. It is claimed^that the Oregon Railroad A Navigation has^made liberal concessions to the ore buyers,^at Denver, who are thus enabled to offer^inducements to the mine owners of the^OBJBjf d'Alenes to suspend operations and^withhold the product of their mines from^rival markets. It Is undcrsu^od a proposi^^tion to this effect Is under serious conside^^ration and will be agreed to unless the^Northern Pacific reduces rates.
utter County Oemoaratlr Nominees till^ling* Kapuhliean I'rlniary.
MilesCity, April 20-(Special to the^Independent | ^The democratic con\en^tlon to day nomiuated Dr. R. G. Redd and^Hon. C It. Middleton for delegates to the^constitutional convention.
RiLLiNON,April 20 -[Special to the In^dependent. | ^At the republican primary^held here Unlay the following ticket was^elected without opposition: Delegates -G.^A. Griggs, II. S. Wllllston, A. L. Habcock,^R. Goss, F. II. Foster, K. V. Harwood, O.^F Goddard, H. D. Arkwright, L Whit^ney. H. M. Allen, S. II. Krwln.A.P. liar*.^Alternates-P. K. MBBsJa I,. II. Fenske,^S. H. Sawyer, F. S Mills, a I Harney, A.^J. Wilkinson, James Gogerty, A. Fraser.R^Ti Allen. E H. Becker, Wm Claneey, S^Van Wagenen.
F.J.Mills lo ^ arry tha Mall on tha llenton^L^*^l^town Itout*.
Washington,April 20.-Second As^sistant Postmaster -General Whitefield to^day completed the letting of contracts for^carrying the malls on miscellaneous star^and steamboat routea under the advertise^^ments of Feb. 1, lHKtt. The contracta cover^about 1.400 route* in all parts of the country.^The routes, names of contractors ami com^pensation per annum of the most Import^ant are: From Renlon, ''ont., to Lewis-^town and return, F. J. Mois, 92,440; from^Buffalo, Wyo .to Sun Dance and return,^K. U Young, 93,100; from Challls, Idaho,^to Bonanza City and return, h B Young,^93,475; from Idaho City, Idaho, toGrahatu^and return, V. II Pease, *Ii S23; from Haz^eltlne, W. T., to Ruby and return, V. II.^Pease, 92.140; from Pioche, Nev., to Tay^^lor and return, Napoleon Dupont, Bt,aB8;^Kly, Nev.. to Reveille and return, V. H.^Pease, 92,2N2.
ACRT EL FATHER'S (RIME.
Frankllaneoek ^ uta the Throats or Ilia^rhlldren and Knlrlde*.
Addison,N. V., April 20-Frank Han^cock, employed as fireman In a mill at^Blue Run, Pa , was found dead this morn^lng, having hanged himself In the bedroom^of a shanty he occupied. In a tied in the^same room lay the bodies of bis four chil^^dren, two with their throats cut and the^other two stabbed to the heart The oldest^was 10 years and the youngest 4. D ^^mestic trouble was undoubtedly the cause^of the tragedy.
aTerrible c rime.^Paris, Tex., April 20.-Deputy Marshal^Fleming reports that while travelling in^the Choctaw nation,fifty miles northeast of^this city, in search of a hand of criminals,^he came upon the body of a man by the^side of the road with his head cut entirely^off, which was found sitting upright on the^other side of the road with the face toward^It. There were seven bullet holes in the^breast and Mood stains showed the crime^had been committed only a few hours be^^fore.
Attica,Ind., April 20. Simon Houty,^a well digger, entered his home this even^^ing, and drawing a revolver fired three^shots at his wife, killing her Instantly. He^then turned the weapon on himself and^ended his life. The deed :s supposed to^have been caused by jealousy.
Hmvftha Money to 1IU Wlfa.
NewYork, April 20. ^ Rumors were^current tn the shirt trade yesterday that^Daniel II. Downs, the senior partner In the^insolvent firm of Downs A Finch, the head^of the fancy shirt business of the country,^had gaM to ''anada. The book* of the^firm are being examined It is said the^head of the firm sold 9243,000of accommo^^dation pajM-r since Sept. I, IKHH, to April 6,^I v^^^, the greater part of winch he gave to^nis wife, it Is said he made deposits In^various banks in the name of D If. Downs,^Individually, and wade checks against^ihem payable to his wife, who ^fr^ w the^money. The transfer of the facU^ry at^Jainesburg, N. J . to Mrs. Downs was said^to secure her as an Indorser of the firm's^paper to a large amount
JarkaoovillaHealthy.^Washington, April 20.^Sergeon Oe^-^^ral Hamilton this morning received a tel^^egram from the president of the state board^of health of Florida saying the report of^yellow fever In Jacksonville waa absolute^l v false and that the general health of the^city is decidedly good.
HotWe^lher la lha Kaat.
Ptttshiko, April 20 -This was the hot^test day of the year, the mercury reaching^H2 degrees* Two men were overcome by^the beat
TheUnearthing; of a Human Skeleton^in the North Country Causes^Sensational Developments.
TheRemains Believed to Be Those o*^a Man Named Valentine,a Who^Mysteriously Disappeared.
Kuspbliiu I'olntlng Mrongly to Htav ^^atoner, Who I lad tha i ouatry Aftar^Martlering: an Km ploy a.
GhratFai.i.n, April 20 (Special to^the Independent. |-Councilman Jerry Col^^lins, who has returned from a journalistic^trip to Klhbey, describes the clew which^he hikI oihers found U^ a crime committed^four years ago. Mr. Collins says that upon^reaching Kibbey he learned from Judga^hark in that a human skeleton had been^found a day or two before near the steep^grade on the Kibbey and McCar^^thy road, about seven miles from^the former place. The party pro^^ceeded to the place and found the^skeleton near by and some clothing, which^proved on Investigation lo have been a can^^vas coat with a Hannel lining. They nat^^urally sought a solution of the mystertaue^find and received one from Judxe Larkln,^an old timer and trustworthy man. He^^said he had lived In that section for nine^years and knew of uo case of mysterioua^disappearance, sn that be had but^onfa theory to offer. Some four^years or so ago Steve Stoner, a^lligbwotfd ranchman, murdered a man he^had employed simply to avoid paying him^the wsges due. When circumstances be^^gan to point to SUmer's guilt he fled tha^country and has not since been heard from.^It was then remembered that a man named^Valentine, who had worked for Stoner^nearly two years, had suddenly disap^^peared sometime before. The belief then^became general in the neighnrhood that he,^too, bad been murdered by Stoner. Val^^entine could get no money from^his employer and he decided to go to dar^^ker and work a few months until^Stoner was ready to pay him. Some one^went with Valentine part of the way on^this trip, and, as the story goes, that was^the last ever seen of Valentine. Now, the^place where the skeleton was discovered la^on the direct route from High wood to liar^ker, and It isnototilv itossible but highly^probable that the skeleton was that of^Stoiier's first victim. The place was^fit for the commission of such a^deed. No one then lived within^six miles of the place and the murderer^would have been protected Irom posslblo^view by the clumps of scrubby pine sur^^rounding. The loneliness of the place la^well shown by the fact that the remains^were not found until this late date. There1^Is certainly fair reason to believe that Val^^entine, the first victim of the fieud Stoner,^died ou that bleaa mountain side.
FortRknton, April 80.-1 Specie.' to the^Independent | ^ A New York dls;^atch^from W. F. Conrad says that the Northern^Tacific has ordered a complete surve) of^the route between Rlllings and RenWm,^and that the prospects are favorable for^building this route this season. It has^been an open secret for some time that the^Northern Pacific contemplated making^connection with the Montana A Canada^railroad at this point, and the above Indi^^cates the first step in this direction.
Noaction has yet been taken by either^party In the matter of choosing delegates^to the constitutional convention, but several^names are mentioned in connection with^the democratic representation. Choteau^count)'s representation will consist of two^democrats and one republican.
shartIn HU Accounts.^Spokank PALLS, April 20.~|Speclal to^^the Independent. | C^ rporal Oscar Nixon .^of company A, Fourth infantry, committed^suicide in the bath house at Fort Sherman^(Co ur d'AIene) this morning by blowing^the top of his head off. He wu secretary^and treasurer of the literary association^and could not account for the funds. Tula^Is the third soldier who Its* suicided at^that post in the last throe weeks.
TheQueen Dowager of Havana Is dying.
LsParis says the liquidator of the Pan}^biiih ( anal company has sent an agent to^coptract a loan for the benefit of the com^^pany.
Thesolicitor of the treasury has rendered^a decision that A nril 80, the ofay of the cele^^bration of the Washington cmtennial Is^^national holiday and that banks may close^tto ir doors on thatday, the same aa on^Sundays.
SecretaryKusk yesterday dispensed with^the services of eighteen persons employed^In the se^-d room in his department and^will find it necessary, In order to bring the^expenses of his department within the ap^^propriation for the current year, to cluster^that division entirely.
Theannual spring letting of contracts^for furnishing supplies for the Indian ser^^vice will be b*gun In New York next^Tuesday. Rids will be opened by Com^^mander Oberly. Chief Woog of the finance,^division, and lieckwlth and Slater of the^Indian bureau.
Toright the WhUkey Trail.
Ciiicaoo,April 20.-George W. Kidd, a^wholesale liquor dealer, of New York, and^many times a mlllionare, has started in to^down the whiskey trust He has just let a^contract for a 6,000 barrel distillery at La^Salle, HI., as a beginner.