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THEDAILY INDEPENDENT: HELENA. SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE
Peculiaritiesand Life of the People^of Bean Blossom Valley in^Brown County. Indiana.
W.rhouta Railroad Connection andthe^Most Interes'irg and D.stinct.we^Section of Hoosierdom.
W...full) Illiterate. 0^lj ^^^^^ '
NMhrillr,Br.)^n county, lrid., con.^^pondeace: A rickety cart of ant .4ue pat^,.irn. I.itcht-d to two steers and driven b^ a^'sl^-f py looking, barefoot man moved out M^Columbus, liartholcmiew county, ^ few^iiern ins a^o. directed toward the south.^By f..;..^wiun this outfit one niiKht rearh^the wild territory known aa Brown county.^I at oner the most interesting and distinctiv.^portion of Hoosierdom. Not only are it*^people out of the ueual order of Indianianr.^but the topography of the country is re^I mark a We and beautiful, and here is an im-^.posing array of hills, anion*
Patr5,known as Indiana's only mountain^^I This elevated country was not purchased^of the Indians until 1818, and the looelj^settlers found the savages still there, lhe^bills were not well adapted to agriculture,^and it was 1S^ before enough people baa^Isettled in the newly-opened country to^^/arrant the formation of a county g..ven.^menu ...
However,it is not in Ue fact that this^f was done ultimately that interest lies, but^[in the character of the inhabitants that^(came here. These were mostly from the^Carolina* and Tennessee. They brought^with them the peculiarities of their home^life, and were as primitive in their ideas of^labor as they were lacking in the spirit of^Iprogress. To-day they remain practically^las they were upon their arrival here. Little^lis doue by ti.eiu . \ ^-ut the pract.ee of ag-^In.-ulture in a fashion ttiat is altogether be-^Ihind the times. Even such crops as they^|are able to raise are not made to yield the^profit they should, and their ignorance and^cupidity make them the easy victims of^sharpers. A short time ago the agent of a^Chicago lumber company visited this^leighborhood and purchased valuable tini^^er lands for what would have been a n-^liculoi s price for poor land without any^trees. Much tobacco is raided here, possi-^bly a habit the people formed before their^immigration westward. Hundreds of dol^^lars worth of it is purchased every year by^i Columbus man, who gets it for any price^lie chooses to offer.^One thing that operates against the prog-^ess of the section is the lack of transporta^^tion facilities. Brown county is without a^tingle railroad connection. All the com^Jnunicitiuo she has with the outside world^ks by dirt roads, and not very good roads at^lhat. The use of steers as draft animals,^l ommon throughout the section, shows the^Idea of the average Brown county ite on ttie^lapid-trausit question. Miss Murtree's Ten^^nessee Mountaineers are not more painfully^1 ,;t ot the world t:ian are these people. The^possession of money is a joy which they will^to anything to experience, and whatever^business dealing tney have are like tho.*e of^tie lumberman and tobacco trader. They^^'re wotully illiterate, and in a bank at^i'olurubus where they transact their small^Lffairs the cashier is authority for the state^^ment that only about one in ten can indorse^. check. A long time ago there was a bank^fi Brown county, but that was in the 50'^^fnd it tell victim to the wildcat banking^endencies ot the day. An eit Tt has since^leen made to open a place of monetary ex^^change here, but it got no further than the^lung of articles of incorporation.^I Nashville did not blossom out as a town^Intil 1H72. It had only 400 jx-ople to give^^ dignity. Kor the first year the munici^^pal expenses were $103 To day the town^leeps along contentedly with little of the^Vr of the outside world to disturb it. Ex-^Miding across the country east and west is^[ridge, just south of the general course of^^ fan Blossom creek. This was a wall^l^ainst which masses of ice from the north^Tirmed during the glacial era. They were^inable to escape further south, except here^lid there through gaps in tne ridge, 'l he^f^*l that vestiges of the dirt found in the^l*lley of this creek are not discernible^Tth of the ridge corroborates this belief.^Bean Blossom valley was doubt-^deeper at one time than now.^iving been filled up with washings^^im t^ie adjacent elevations. In^-s country, and particularly in .la'-kson^MMhipk g^!d had been found in fairly^|nod (|tiaiitities for many years. Howewr.^i is in pockets, anil offers only the precari-^js rewards of placer prospecting to the^fker. The bright metal is not indige-^^us, but came doubtless fr in the north^|ith the drift of the glaciers. Semi-occa-^^nall there is a gold excitement among^|e hills which reaches the outer world,^ompanies have l^een formed, leases were^times secured, sluiceways constructed^id all preparations made for wholesale^)ild digging, but always to little profit.^^zy men and boys, a variety not uncom-^on in the bills, are able to stumble upon^Fgood strike occasionally, often enough to^|rce an incentive to the persistent seeking^yellow metal. At various times Christie^ler Stumps' place at ^le^ rgetown has^[venout about S50U worth of gold. .Vo^lgget has ever been found worth more^Ian H
Inthe southwestern part of Jackson^'wnship. on the Bean Blossom ridge, is^ff village ot Need more, which rests upon^Shoulder of modified drift. At this point^' ice over-reached the ridge and scraped^^ native deposits of rock, allowing the^|*ciers to go part way ever and rest upon^I bench which the village occupies. It^Vis happeDS that here there are boulders^quartz, granite and black sand or niag-^ttite. containiue gold and a sufficient^lantity of garnet to make it possible to^rher a bushel in a day by diligent appli-^Uon^that is, such application as the lag-^Itg energies of the community make it^Ifcsible.
While1 was riding^r the battlefield of Chiekatuauga I came^cabin occupied by a negro family, and^man came out and wanted to dispose of^ie relics from the battlefield. He had^le bullets, pieces of shells, two or three^bayonets and a cannon ball or two. but^relic of all relics was an old scythe^de. to which a rough wooden handle bad^n tied with sheep twine.^What do you call that V^ 1 asked.^Dat, sah. Is what (.iineral Grant car^In dis here font, and 1 reckon be^ed down about to' thousand rebels
WILLTANNKR HAVE TO GO
lhePpB-iim llltirr in a Demoralized and^Distraught C ondition.
Washingtonspecial to the New York^World: The air here is full of rumors
*^ut a scandalous state of affairs in the
[^^nsion office. Some say that the presi-^^ t has called for the resignation of Com-^MbBM 'lanner bimseif and that the res-^t'.'.n will take place in a very short^e, tiut the rumor cannot be verified.^The outward and visible sign of dis-
rMuce in the pension office is lhe^.QCinx ot fi-or-'e B. Squires, the conti^^nual secretary whom Mr. Tanner
r.r.ightwith himfrom Brooklyn. As soon^ai Mr. Squires was dismissed the story got
.*.that it was on account of discrimina-
iigagaiLst other attorneys in favor of^^, rue E Lemon, a pension attorney, and^i ui:mission i Tanner did not at hrst deny
.-chargeAn army ot Brooklyn politi-^i :aus. friends of Squires, began to show^-.i.eir indignation against Tanner for what^tHey supposed was the sacrifice of Squires^foe the deliherate purpose of giving the p^e^sition to Tanner's own daughter. When^-quires' friends oegau to put this serious^face on the matter Taurier opened his^mouth very wide and, declaring that he^a uld no longer hide the truth, saio that^Mr. Squires had to be dismissed because,^in letters to a pension office cierk, Mrs.^Friend, a widow of forty year~ old. he had^made propositions of a compromising^character. In view of the circumstances^attending Mr. Squires' removal Mr. Tan^^ner thought he could not do a safer thing^than to appoint bis own daughter to the^place.
Accordingto the explanation given by-^Mr. Tanner'g friends it was not the presi^^dent and it was not Commissioner Tanner^that was the immediate cause of Squire's^removal. The widow was about to be dis^^missed as an undesirable person, and when^she found this out she tried to save herself^by playing upon Squire's weakness. So^she went to Secretary- of the Interior Noble^and placed on his desk four compromising^letters written by Squires. These she^threatened to use tor the purpose of bring^^ing scandal on the office if she was not^retained. Secretary Noble saw that the^only way out ot the difficulty was the dis^^missal of Squires, which he ordered imme^^diately. Commissioner Tanner interceded^tor his confidential secretary, and having^explained the character of the woman con^^cerned, which he illustrated by declaring^that she had even tried to draw himself^into her net. he succeeded in persuading^s^ecretary \oo.v to appoint Squires an^inspector of timber in the far west, where^there are not supposed to be so many de^^signing widows for men to beware of.
.squires is gone, but Mrs. Kriend still^holds her place in the pension office. She^is retained, it is said, because Senator^Dawes and Henry Cabot Lodge have both^wired Secretary Noble urging her reten^^tion.
Themorals of the pension office are ap^^parently at a low level. It is said that the^reason for the sudden departure of an^^other Brooklyn man from the pension of^^fice was Secretary Noble's discovery that^the fellow had d-serled his wife and fam^^ily . and had taken up with a woman in this^city, and had been mean enough to dis^^sipate the woman's money and pawn her^sealskin sacque.
OFHELENA.^Pioneer National Bank
DesignatedDepository of the^United States.
Paid-UpCapital . . $fi00,0CO^Surploa and Profit* - . 600,000
T.H. DUMOHMAset Caehie:
tiso.H. HillSecond Ase't Cashier
WhiteleySolid Steel Mowers and Binders!
8.T. Hanser,John C. Curttn,
A.M. Holter.R. g. Hamilton,
diiinvilleStuart, C. P. Higgins,^K. H . Knight,A. J. Davis,
T.H. Kletrxschmidt, Henry M Parchen,^T. C. Power.
transacted S^5j^B! r^^l^1 on dsposHs
'Maoua sstf ard ccM'^^t,e^rra c*ui mich.
Tothe National Krturational Association^Mrrtinc-
TheI'nion Pacific Kailway company^will sell tickets from Helena to Nash^^ville, Tenn., from June 30th to July 14th.^inclusive, for the above meeting, at the^rateof one fare for the round trip (5^.40r.^limited to return until Sept. 12th, ticKets^not Kood for returning before July lrtth.^Transit limits in each direction (1) days.^For further information call at the L'nion^Pacific office, No. 28. north Main street.
A.K Yeazie,^Passengsr A cent.
Spokane,the Derby Winner.^The great Montana flyer will certainly^appear at the Twin City Jockey club run^^ning meeting, to be held in St. Paul in^July, and in ord. r that Montanians may-^see this remarkable horse, the Northern^Pacific railroad has made a rate of S4KH0^from Helena to St. Paul and return. Tick^^ets will be sold on July 21, good to return^until Aug. 2. This is a material reduction^from rales previously announced. In con^^nection with the above, tickets will also be^sold from Helena to Chicago and return on^same date at S71.v^lA. D. blUj
(generalAgent, corner Main and Grand^streets, Helena.
'5a.din Capital - - $150,000^Surplus and Profit* - 140,000
LH. HERSHFIELD, Pres't^A. J, DAViDSON, Vice-Pres't.^AARON HERSHFIELD, Cash'r.
TBCHAoCKCS*. M. SANDS,^3. B. nUSTUI,W. D. NICHOLAS
AJ. DAVIDSON.H08JS MORBIB,
I a BaBbHriSLD, A HaKSHJNBLi)^W B. EoDWALU,
Collections Receive Prompt^Attention.
PurchaseGold and Silver Bul^^lion. Gold Dust and Coun^^ty Securities.
InterestAllowed on Deposits^Left for a Specified Time.
AGee.era! Banking Busln^Transacted,
ExchangeSold on the PrlncI^pal Cities of Europe,
L.d. Phelps, Vice-Pres. and Act. Cash'r
^ Thr H..^ Keli.
'M fr;-nd. ^;en. Grant was not in this^^fie.^^He wasn't.
No.sir. And no general or soldier of^- grade ever carried such a weapon as^IV
KMcourse not. Where did you get it f^IPicke.1 it up on de held sah.^^lit looks as if jou made it within a^| k.
[Iok yer, sah. war you 'n dis fout ^
f.Varyou widin fifty miles of it f*
1I was right ober to Abner Jack-^miles away, an' if 1 don't^are, you caa't learn me.
iwho is so wer-^tter go long an'
Chillen,yo'^I be) an' de
TeachersNat^onal Educational Asso^^ciation Meeting.^Kor the above the Montana Central will^make a rate of Sto.40 to Nashville, Tenn..^and return tickets on sale June 30th to^July 1*. good to return until Sept. 12.^Transit limit of ticket six days.
aSound Legal Opinion.
.Hainbridge Mundy. Esq., county at^^torney. Clay county, Texas, says: ^Have^used Electric Hitters with most happy re^^sults. My brother, also, was very low with^malarial fever and jaundice, but was cured^by timely use of this medicine. Am satis-^tied Electric Hitters saved bis life.
Mr.D. L.. Wiicoxson, of Horse Cave, Ky.^adds a like testimony, saying: He posi^^tively believes he would have died, had it^not been for Electric Hitters.
Thisgreat remedy will ward off. as well^as cure all malarial diseases, ami for a'l^Kidney. Liver, and Stomach Disorders^stands unequaled. Price 50c. and $1, at K^S. Hale A Co.'s.
Itchingpiles are Known by moisture like^perspiration, producing a very disagree^^able itching after getting warm. This^form, as well as blind, bleeding and pro^^truding piles, yield at once to the applica^^tion of Dr. Bosanko's Pile Remedy, which^acts directly upon the parts affected, ab^^sorbing the tum^^rs. allaying the intense^itching and effecting a permanent cure.^Fifty cents. Audress The Dr. Hosanko^Medicine company. Piqua, O. Sold by K.^S. Hale A Co.
Fourthof July Rate.^The Montana Central Kailway company^will sell round trip tickets to ail points on^their line for a distance of 300 miles at one^tare for the round trip on July 2nd. 3rd^and 4th, good to return up to and including^July 5th
I*.P. Shklby. General Manager.^Jso. J. Fallon, City Ticket AgL^34 Granite Hiock
Letus give the readers of the Isdk- j^pendent a little timely advice. Hot^weather is coming and with it colic, cholera^morbus, dysentery and diarrhoea. The^only sate way to combat these diseases is^to keep some reliable remedy at hand,^and all who have tried Chamberlain's^Colic, Cholera and Diarrho-a Remedy will^admit that it is the moat prompt, reliable^and successful medicine known for these^complaints. It costs but 25or 50 cents, and^may be the means of saving you or your^family much suffering, if mt life itself, be^^fore the summer is over. For sale by H.^M. Parchen A Co.
8.K. Atkinson..^A. G. Clakkk,^H. F. 6*len.^C. W. Cannon,
Herman6ans,^Pktkb Labson,^B. C. Wallace.
Thos.Cruse Savings Bank
ofHELENA,^incorporated Coder the Laws of Montana.
Paidin Capital. $100,000.
T.H. CARTERVice President
Allows6 per cent, interest on Savings^Deposits, compounded January and July.
w -OREGON- -
FORALL SKIN DISEASES.
roamc. nmra.^. j. i ooii
ttitnaStnct.'r to Archrtucturml Wort.
P'-aasud speelfleaUOBS drawn. Work rapsr-
WhenB^by was ^k k. we |tr^ her Caatorfa,^When she was a Ch '.. she cried for Caatoria,^When she became V ias. she clung to CAstoria,^When aba had Children, she (in then CaetorlA.
Ipresence and falif^dorse Ttlf O n the oalj^*eriflc for the ccruuo cart
1 this SiMase.
Ki.h- LNi, RA HAM. M d,^I mlrrS- ^ ^ Y.
W*hava sold Wig C for^maoT yean, and It has^.meen the heat ef aatia-^^ fartinn. _
d.r dtchf ^ CO .
Chiraco.HI-^ISl.M. Bold by Dracs-Uta
B.8. Hale A Co.. H. M. Parchen * Or
ChildrenCr^ for Pitcher's Castoria.
AreUnqualifiedly the B^t. the Lightest, Most Complete. Sti. n^est. ami the Onl}- Absolutely Satisfactory IfnTiiam ^^n Earth.
TheOld Reliable CHAMPION Front Cut Mowers.
AFull Line of Hav Rakes, including the TIGER, HOLLINCSWORTH and the^BONANZA.
HayLoaders and Hav Presses.
Nichols^ Shepard Co. and Bellville Threshing Outfits.^Binders* Twine. Wool Sacks and Twine and Sheep Shears.^THE CELEBRATED BAIN WAGONS.
AFull Line of Buggies, Carriages, Carts, Buckboards, Concord Harness, Etc.^Duplicate Parts for all Machines Kept in Stock.
A.J. DAVIDSON 6l CO., Helena and Bozeman.
8.K. Cor. Broadway and Pine,
Room4, over Fred (ramer'*^HELENA, MONTANA.
Thefinest pleasure resort and^pic-nic grounds in the vicinity^of Helena.
TakeMotor for Kessler'e and^a free ride will be given to the^Grounds and return.
Openat all times.
M.A. M. ^ M. A.
3,4, 5, e
4Splendid Races Each Day. 4
Inaddition to the racing pro^gramme the Montara Agricul^^tural, Mineial and Mechanical^Association have contracted
togive one of his thrilling
andParachute .lump while in^midair some f).(KK) feet from the^ground on the grounds of the^Association
(Snccwprto Johnson A King.)
Haoksfumlehod for Weddings,^Funeral*. Balls, Ecc, at Reason^^able Rates.
Bagg-agetran^forred to and from^Mil trains to all parts of tne city.^OHAS. F. STUART Prop.
OfficeOrand Central Hotel. Telephone^3U^.
PREPARINGTO J UMP,
Thisis an interesting and ex^^citing exhibition of Aeronaut^^ic Daring and cannot fail of^being a prominent feature of^the
4thOF JULY CELEBRATION ^9*wwe
RacesCommence Wednesday, July 3.
A.J. DAVIDSON, President.
Doesnot slack when exposed to the air as most all other^soft coal does. A large portion of this coal is similar to An^thracite in character, and does not fill the room with soot.
Askyour dealers for the Sand Coulee Coal or apply to
S.F. SHANNON. Agt.
OfficeMontana Central Depot.
iIwnnan lo V.N. Oeoflnbs.)
fiouehand Finishing Lumber
Ordersby Mall will receive Prompt Attention. Conre^^pondence solicited. Yard and Factory near N. P Depot
NOBLESEXPLOSIVE DYNAMITE^TUDSON'S IMPROVED POWDER
^^^^^^bv Miliars, ftallroa* MMm aM.ns.rM By tut' :.r|^m;t a. t^^^tron^Mt. Saraal an* BfM of all high aap'oar***.
A.M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO..
OETTHRALAQBNTB. HELENA MONTANA..
Lumber,Laths, Shingles. Sash, Doors, Mouldings and Finishing^Material. All Kinds of Hardwood Lumber Constantly on Hand
Omcmand Yard corner Rational and Lyndsle av^.. foot of Rodne^ street. Telephone No. 2.^Orders PrompUj Attended to. Country Order. Solicited,hjli^a, M. T.
Twocarloads r^f household goods and office furniture con^^signed from the East to close out at once regardless of cost.
ElegantChamber Suits, Fine Parlor Suits (in plush and silk),^Easy Chaiis and Lounges in the latest designs. Extension Tables,^Center Tables. Book Cases, Cane and Willow Chairs, Side^Boards, Ball Tress, Mirrors, Cheffonieis. B^ds. Bureaus, Stands,^Wire and Wool Mattresses, New and Second hand Carpets, 10^sets new Harness. Ribbon. Top Office Desks and Flat Top^Desks. Office Chairs, :i Iron Safes, some fine Cook and Heating^Stoves, BOO pairs Men's. Women's and Children's Shoes. Also,^a miscellaneous lot of goods.
Comeand see them at 417 Main street, in the new Iron Front^Building.
Salecommences Monday. July 1st, at 10 A. M. and continue^until all are sold.
Allof the Latest Novelties.
STOCKENTIRELY NEW AT 112-114 BTAVAY
-PaperingDone at the Lowest Prices.^Wall Paper, 10 cents per Roll.
ThePioneer ol the Grreat West-
SCHWABA ZIMMERMAN. PROPRIETORS.
TheOldest, Most Reliable Leading Flrst-elaai Hotel In the Territory