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THE HAND OF THE PRINCE
Two Residents of Helena and a New
Lease in the National
It Is Charged That Geor etaiy No
ble Is Berving the, Interests
of Russell B.
Sir Charles Glbsenl' Trlubles With the
ecretary ao tihe Interior Con
A staff correspondent of the ttandar'd
at Livingston writes a very gossipy letter.
All that is of interest regarding the his
tory of Yellowstone park, he says, may be
said to be comprised within a period of
twenty-five years. The story runs that one
of the members Of the Lewis and Clarke
expedition, named Coulter, having joined
one of the wild tribes of the Upper Yellow
stone region for the purpose of engag-ag
in the for trade, was the first eivilized be
ing to behold the wonders contained within
lie limits. All this was described loan
afterwards in the romanees of the early
trapping era, and the region became known
as "Coulter's Hell."
About 1855 Col. De3Eaoey, for many years
afterwards surveyor of Montana, camped
with his party within view of the curling
vapors created by the boiling springs and
geysers, and he took these as indications
of a large Indian camp. Not Until 1870
wase trustworthy description of the geyser
basin given to the world. At that time the
Langford party explored the wilds which
have since become so famous, A year later
oongress set aside the distriet now com
prised in the park, placing the region thus
reserved under the jurlediction of the de
partment of the interior. A superintend
ent with a corpe of assistants was ap
pointed. The duty of these men was
to protect the geysers from vandals, to
save the park from disfigurement, and to
act as game-keepers within the reserved do
Not long afterward a New syndi
(rate, with Rufus Hatch at its her,.., seentras
i om the department of the interior a lease
o; lands within the park and the right to
erect a system of hotels on the line of the
(,n:pleted or projected roads. In 1888 this
Srumpany became insolvent and found itself
unable to'carry out its contrasts with the
Iiited States. In the summer of 1884
.oege B. Hulme took possession of the
property of this syndicate, as receiver, and
the business of the succeeding season was
coinducted under his direction. During the
cr ngressional session of 1886, the present
Yellowstone Park association, represented
b: Sir Charles Gibson, of St. Ldais, and
I ol. Casey, of Chicago, secured from the
povernment these forfeited fralnhiee, with
arded privileges, including the right of
t anspbrtation of passengers in connection
with the Northern Pacifo railroad.
Hotels were built by this association near
the various points of interest within the
park, the system including a cirouit whichsk
covered the Norris, the lower and the upper
geyner basins, the Grand canyon and Yal
lowstone lake. Under the Hateh syndicate
George Wakefield, of Bozeman, had secured
the transportation business, and this he
operated for two or three years, with full
ownership of all the lines. The new asso
eiation having obtained his franehises, ar
rhnged with Wakefield to continue the bus
iness in his own name. In 18911. however,
the secretary of the interior ruled that the
association, in order to hold its leases, must
conduct the business in its own name. The
company thereutaon placed on all vehicles
in the park the name of the association,
and required the agents and teamsters to
wear badges indicating the assooiation itself
as principal. In 1891, BSeretary Noble do
cided that the association had forfeited the
part of his charter relating to transporta
tion, from non-use, alleging that Wake
field was not an agent, but that, in fact, he
was the independent owner of the line, and
that therefore there was no responsible
head to this branch of the service.
This part of the leans was conepquently
abolished, as far as the association was
concerned, and it was re-let to Huntley and
Childs. two residents of Helena. When
this matter was up, charges of ineompe
tenoy were alleged against Wakefield, and
mpany serious eriticisms were passed on the
service he had furnished, as well as on the
general management of the park's affairs.
Of course, there may have been reason for
some of this criticism, yet it is unquestion
able that much of it was without founda
lion. Many of the tourists were exacting,
some of them were more than Unreason
able. In instances, the stories told about
mismanagement in the park Were grossly
unfair; some of these were citoulated by
nmen like Judge Tree, of Philadelphia. This
gentleman had an experience in the park,
and the itandard may feel justified in say
ing that there may be a question whether,
during the time of that entlemau's sojourn
in the Yellowstone, he was in physical con
dition which would make him a good judge
of affairs there. On this score plenty of
evidonce can be produced.
Sir Charles Gibson had recently made a
statement to the senatorial committee on
pnblio lands, in which he Succesfully re-
lntes many of the cbarges that have been
brought against the management of the
park, and wherein, as far as Wakefield is
concerned, he shows that the position as
unmed by the secretary of the interior is
unfounded, not only as to the technical
ruling made by the department, but also
as, to the specific charges. There have
been many drawbacks to the seccessful
operation of affairs in the park. At the
same time it oan be honestly Said that the
hotels have been managed in commendable
atyle, while, as a rule, the transportation
facilities have been entirely satisfactory.
Many residents of Montana can give orm
petent testimony on this point, but appar
ently this was not wanted in Washington.
At present neither of the companies is
taking any steps in relation to next sum
mer's business, as far as the coach lines are
concerned. Both are waiting the action of
the congressional committee, to which the
whole subject has been referred.
Recently, Representative MoRae, of Ar.
kansas, hae demanded an investigaten into
the affairs of the association and the con
duct of its representative in the park, and
it is not known what the result will be.
Gibson charges the secretary of the interior
with industrionsly serving the interests of
Mr. Russell B. Harrison, who, he asserts,
is behind the new lease granted to Huntley
and Childs. It was the intention of the as
sociation to spend some $300,000 for build
ing roads and other improvements, In anti
cipation of the multitude of tourists who
are expected to visit the park during the
World s fair. Should the ruling of the
secretary be confirmed, it is probable that
little will be accomplished in this direction,
irs, in any event, all the leases now held by
tie association expire in eight years, and
the disposition of the department seems to
be against renewing them.
TO CONFIRM LEASES.
The Gibson Party Will aItroduce a Sub
stitute for the Washbarn 1ill.
A Washington special says that the Gib
son party in the Yellowstone park con
troversy has prepared the draft of a bill as
a substitute for the bill introduced by Sen
ator Washburn which may meet with fav
orable conselderation by the committee on
territories, which has the park matter in
This bill confirms all leases made by the
secretary of the interior to the Yellowstone
Part association. It gives them five oares
of land for each hotel, which outs in two
the original proposition. It also gives tho
asociation the right to acquire sitee which
many be canceled with other parties, and
provision is made that in ease leases which
are granted to other parties for hotels are
Sot earned out they shall be omtoeled Sod
tpe 5scolatloi eumea, Se leashe.. Tbhe o
slr to be ereated undrpýusue and spent.
eattlons to be acProved by fhesuperntond
ebt of the path, the asesdia en is granted
the right to build and Oerate a steamboat,
to earry not les t.i ua 8 passeners on
Yellowstoane lake. Ttisle is compatiton,
of course, to the ateetnlbbt boW on the
lake, run by the friend of Prince Fuss, and
my meast with opposition in the edminits
tratlon slroles, but certaln senators say
there is no reason why evenrybody should
not be given a oance.
Anothier tmpoetnte provilion in this bill
is that the, owner asn leae on wbjoh a
hotel ha; been bruit anieI being eocupied
Sor the acoommodation' of visitors shall
lave the right of transporting passengers
through the park by stage eoedbe tander
such rules and regulations as the secretary
of the interior may prescribe, and shall
also have the right to transport sunplies
aend materials fat the hotel. 'lhi will rive
the Yellowstone Park association the right
to maintain stage lines, whiidhit nsallitry
sesoolatinn, the traneportation compAny,
hasoarried on, and Whos6 eonttadt hscre.
tary Noble annulled. 'This would bring the
Yellowatene Park association in direct
competition with theotler friend of Pritee
Russ--Huntley. Both Huntley and Waters
will object to having competition offered
them by the modified form of the bill pro
dented by the Gibson interest. Whieh seems
only to give them an equal right with all
othsre who may deiae to operate and con
duct hotelsfn the park.
There has been a disposition to grant the
privileges asked by the association for if
teen years only, but that is opposed by the
assoelation and its friends on the ground
that the investment for fifteen years in
large hotel properties would not enable
them to get their money back and that pro
vision should then be made to extend the
lease in case everything was carried on set
efanetOrily; in fact apart of the proposed
substitute bill is that in case the assoeia
tion dees not conduct its business in a sat
nsfactory manner its leases shall be an
nulled for its hotel privileges. The new
prolloeition will plaeo certain people in a
very peculiar situation, because exclusive
franchise for transportation and hotils is
not asked by the Yellowstone Park asso
ciation, but just an equal ehanee with other
people in conduoting hotels already built
or to be built; also the transportation bus
iness from the railroads to the park. The
modified form of the bill seems to meet
with favor, aend when the facts are all
brought out it is possible that with very
little amendment it will receive favorable
R-emoval-Dr. Norris ae removed hisI
deuntal ollce to the Power block, rooms
310 and 311, third floor.
If you are in need of any brushes go to The
Bee Hive and save money.
Gem nursery stove, best thing for the nursery
and sick room, only 20c. Butcher & Bradley.
Bobby Gaylor, as "8pert McAllister,3 at
Ming's opera house, Wednesday and Thurs
day of this week, will be an event of inter
est to the great body of theater-goers, for
it will present a popular actor in a new role.
This is Bobby Gaylor, who was seen here in
years past, and who can count friends by
hundreds in this city alone. Gaylor is the
style of specialty performer who compels
the mirthful approbation of even the stiek
lers for the legitimate drama. Somehow,
one doesn't feel that he has wasted his
time and belittled his intelligence after
havine seen Gaylor in a comedy. He feels
that it iS real art, although infused in a
faroical comedy, the art is at all times wor
thy of respect. One goes away with his
mind full of fancies about the quaint in
dividual whose simple and quizzical man
ner oan set a crowded house mn a roar. In
"Sport MeAllister." a satire on Gotham's
"400," Mr. Gaylor has ample opportunities
to display his many peculiar talents, and
he has written a number of new songs
which are destined to become exceedingly
popular. The niece was staged by Mr.
William A. Brady himself. He is an excel
lent stage manager, and his many produc
tions testify to the skill acquired by him
while a member of the old California Stock
company. A matinee on St. Patrick's day
will be given, end a programme with a spe
cial reference to the ladies and children,
will be prepared.
Five cents will buy thirty sheets of shelf pa
per, all colors, at Blutcher & Bradley's, 105 Broad
Large assortment of curling irons just re
ceived at The Bee Hive.
Skimmin & Essic, dentists, Sixth and Main-
lady aessistat. Teeth extracted painlessly.
The Cruse Savings Bask and Yellowstonie
Mr. W. J. Sweeney, of the Thomas Cruse
Savings bank, of Helena, was in Billings
last Friday when the commissioners of
Yellowstone county exchanged $14,000 fund
ing bonds of the county for that amount in
County warrants. This disposes of all out
standing warrants, and the county treas
urer has about $20.000 cash on hand, which
with the license and otter current revenue
will run the coanty until next fall's taxes
begin to come in, so that we have possibly
seen the last of Yellowstone county war
rants being sold at less than their face
value. The Crnes bank, for which the First
National of Billings was acting, has, since
it decided to exchange warrants for county
bends, been allowing holders of warrants
the face value and secured interest. '1 he
bonds bear interest at six per cent payable
half-yearly. This is a highly satisfactory
state of affairs, says the Billings 'imes;
Bird cages in endless 8ariety at The Bee Hive
at prices to suit the times.
You can get everylhing in notions for less
money at Butcher & Bradley's than anywhere
else in town.
Baby carriages at The Bee Hive. Largest as
eortment in the stale. Bet aJ.
I, the undersigned, assignee of B. Harris,
will receive bids for the stock of goods, ao
counts, fixtures and all assets formerly as
signed to me by said Harris, and now re
maining in my hands. Inventory can be
inspected at the place of business in Hel
eon, Montana, No. 119 and 121 N. Main
street. The right to reject aoly and all bids
reserved. Bids to be delivered to me at
said place of business before noon March
23, 1892. Mose Monars. Assignee.
Helena, Mont., March 8, 1892.
Miss Kingsleoy is now homns from the east and
will e ready, T'Iuesday, March 4,. to show tnoe
Lidies the oinest stook o millinery in tihe nurth
west. She doals entirely with the importcers in
New York. consequently tan give correct styleas
ani pr;oet., at tlhe Diamond block, corner Park
and Iixth avenue.
Lucometlve F'lremen's Ball.
The first annual ball of Mount Helena
lodge, No. 423, Brotherhood of Looomotive
IFiremen. will be given March 17, at Elec
trie hall. Music by Helena Elite orchestra.
Supper will be served on the flrd floor by
L. A. Hanson. Tickets $1.50.
To close ou.t-We offer taynold's best
re.dvy Inlixel (lhouse aLnd villa) Inltlls at
,.,'L0 per galluha antd Whilt Iron paints at
$1.20. M. M. Parehen, & Co.
At a bargain. Household furniture of all
kinds, good as new. 522 Park avenue.
C. B. STevassoN.
Tais woeek Thue .ese live offors ill piedo din
ner hot ducorated at. $ 1, lll piece to.a st decora
ed at $41. DIecorated ohlanmbe.r set, iillo
pieao, , $3. with Jar, $5.25.
of foreign and domestie suiting. have just
been received by JonNeow.
Straugr! IDo yu klnow t at; yeou can boy
choirs fresh lilh eot 10o per poundat the allalto
Cheap for Cash. I
Fresh garden greens, poultry and fish for
sale at the Rialto COas Market,
LITTLE ANACONDA BOND,
A Missoula County Property That
May Change Hands for a
The Alta Mine, Near Corbin, Is
SubetitUtinng Eleotrical for
Operations of the Elkhorn Durlng Janu
ary-A Quarter of a Million in
MIssouv,A, March 18.-fSpsoial.1T--The
mining transaction of the part week that
has attracted the most attention at Missou
Is is the bonding of the Little Ananonda
mine to O. Jelduoss, a gentleman who has
been prominently connected with several
large mining transactions in this and other
sections of the northwest. The bond is for
$150,000, of which $20,000 is to be paid in
one year, $40,000 in eighteen months, and
the balance in two years. The bond carries
with it a lease which permits the extraction
and shipment of ores on.al0 per cent royal
ty, and requires the lessee to keen the de
velopment work as far ahead of the ore
extraction as it now is. Mr. Jeldness will
immediately order the machinery for a
concentrator and comnrence operations on
the mine. The property is located on Deep
oreok about two miles west of the Iron
Mountain mine. Considerable development
has been done on the mine, and some large
bodies of ore are in sight. The mine is
essentially a concentrating proposition,
though some rich ore has been shipped. It
is the property of an incorporated company
and the price will yield to the stock holders
abshout 81 per cent a share.
The discharge during the week of a num
ber of men from the Curlew has created a
great deal of discussion among mining men
here, although there does not appear to be
much disposition among the small holders
to unload at the prices offered, and a gen
eral confidence in the merits of the mine
seem to prevail. E. L. Hackett and S.
Blake, two of thelargest holders in this seo
tion, have been in California during the
winter, but returned a few days since.
Favorable reports continue to come in
from the Iron mountain and Spring gulch
country. The Park mountain tunnel in
Spring gulch is being driven by two shifts
of men. This tunnel is seven feet by six
clear of timbers, and is intended to cnt
several ledges at a depth of from 500 to 900
A contract will soon be let to drive a
tunnel on the Helena to cut the ledge at a
depth of 300 feet. This claim is on the di
vide between Spring gulch and Deep creek.
A Canadian syndicate has purchased the
Helena, Pittsburg and Smuggler, and will
prosecute the work. The slope of the
mountain is reouliarly favorable for run
ning deep tunnels.
Mining Men Watching the Results of the
lbe of Electrical Power. s
The Alta mine, located about two miles
from Corbin, is now receiving the atten,
tion of mining men on account of an elea
trical hoist recently put on the property,
and should it prove as economical as antici
pated, the day cannot be far distant when
the electrical hoist will be seen throughout
Montana. The plant is a sixty-five-horse
power electrical hoist, which has a double
drum five by five, and will raise two and
a half tons of ore 400 feet in one minute.
It is plaeood at the month of the shaft,
which is 1,500 feet from the mouth of the
tunnel which is cut into the side of the
mountain. The ashaft has a depth of 240
feet. The generator which supplies the
current is situated at the concentrator,
some 10,500 feet from the mine. The gen
erators are of forty Kilo-watts' capacity,
carrying a current of 500 volts. Fifteen
tons of copper wire, strung on poles, carry
the current from the concentrator to the
mine. The loss between the generator and
the hoist amounts to ten per cent. It is
estimated that a saving of from thirty to
fifty per cent. will be effected by the substi
tutlon of electricity. Many other changes
will take place on this property, by which
nearly all the work done will be by electri
cal power, such as electrical drills and
pumping and transportation of the ore
from the mine to the concentrator by
THE ELKHIORN COMPANY.
Report of Operations During the Month
Assistant Manager Moleon, of the Elk
horn Mining company, in his report for
January, says that on the 1.250-foot level,
south of the shaft, two classes of ore are
found, as in the 1,150-foot stope, but the
average grade is more than double that of
the upper place. The milling ore is eight
feet wide, and assays 75 ounces, while the
lead returns 180 ounces, and 15 per cent.
for an average of three feet. The effect of
this ore upon the smelters' returns is evi
dent, the average value of the month's
shipment being $84 per ton net. The main
shaft of the mine is now down 1,320 feet.
The profit during the month was $31,
Dividends for February.
During the month of February Montana
mining companies, that make public
public their profits, paid $253,000 in divi
dends. The amount paid by the companies
in the United States was $791,300. The fol
lowing is the Montana list:
Bald Bultes............................... t .oo
(iranite Mountain ....................... .1000,0
Hocl ................................. ,o0d
Iron Mountain .................... 150l0
Tis|s Mary E. Jaeckmu gives private
lessonees in silolrthanI. Room 15, Salley
block. Call at office for termns.
The Beo Ilivo is headquarters for bargains in
Fresh spare ribs at the Bialto C(ash Market.
VWhere Is'Frank Brady ?
Frank Brady, of )Des Moines, Iowa, who
worked as brakeman boetwen Helena and
Spokade, and possibly as a miner, and last
heard from in Idaho. Any information as
to his whereabouts will be gratefully re
ceived by addressing his sister.
1183 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines, lowa.
Boys can now find a largd assortleunt orf lintl
haates. cornioliaus land marbles of all kinds at
TIlle lir livoe.
Just reclved-A carload of pure IIn
seile oil at reduced pIries. H. AI. l'ar
chero & Uo.
Boys rist Ilack bloeylo hose at The Bo o l;vo
tics week only :15.
"tl'e P'lay's the Thing."
Don't forget that "Geraldine" will ap-
pear at St. Aloysins hall March 17. This
nretty play will be handsoimoly mounted,
new scenery has been obtained and thile
dramatic club expects to give an interest
ing and pleasing entertainrment.
Legal blanks at this otftlc
Order Your Suits.
An elueant line of sprilg goods has just
been received. 'he very latest attertns.
P'rice reasonable. J. B, JoUNSo,
Awaits 'the bargain lovers of
Helena this week in the way of
All kinls of. underwear, fans
and parasols, gloves, corsets, hos
iery, ruchings, laces, ribbons,
In this stock is offered at .prices
to force them out.
Don't delay but come and get
your share of the splendid bar
C. R. Stevenson,
ASSIGNEE BRUNELL & CO,.
THE COLUMBIAN SOCIETY
OF THE UNITED STATES.
The only society or instltution ihat Is legiti
cate in its offerings to furnish transportation
and hotel facilities to the World's Fair.
For a sp eified sum. d-pending on the rate of
fare to Chicago, to be paid in weekly or monthly
installmenis. the Society will tarnisih any
reputable person of either sex. who has signed
on application for membership and paid the
-embership fee ofi five dollars. witlh
First--PFiretolaus railway transportation to
Chicago and retorn.
Second--Transfer in Chicago for self and
nosal allowance of baggage, from station to
hotel and return.
Third-S-even days' hotel accommodations in
bourth--8ix admission tickets to the Colum
.ifth-- Dinncr at a restaurant on the Exposi
tion grounds for six days.
lixth--An accident inesrance ticket in are
liable company for fifteen days from data of de
partnre for Chicago, paying 13.10(1 in case of
death by accident or 615 per week in case of
venith--The free use of the Society's head
gunarters and Bureau of information while in
:Lighth-A copy of each issue of the Official
Journal of the lociety.
For the convenience of members in making
their payments, local c!ubs will be organized, a
member of which will be appointod Local Sec
retary with authority to collect the same.
JOHN J. ROHRBAUGH,
GENERAL AGENT FOR MONTANA.
FOR SALE AT A BARGAIN.
4,000 -Carats Montana Sapphires-4,000
A rare chance for any person
wishing to procure these beautiful
gems. On exhibition at the office
of D. A. Richardson, Mining Broker,
GEO. H. HILL. WALTER 5ING.
HILL & KING
Have a fine lot of
DRY YELLOW PINE WOOD
For ale cheap in any quantity. Also sawed
and a.dlt wood on hand. Irdoro solici(ted.
F. 1. Wright. agent, room 1 IBailey Block. Tel
ephone No. 238.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, NEAR HELENA
COURSE OF INSTRUCTION:
1, College. 2, College Preparatory.
3, Business. 4, Normal. 5, Music.
6, Art. Also instruction in Com
ABLE INST'IIUCTION. ELEGANT IUILDINO.
Bond for (atalogno to the Ptesident.
F. P. TOWER, A. MI.. .. 1.
We are making a Specialty
D. DESOLA, MENDES & CO.
Cutleor of liamonnda and ('rocioe otmeno,
bl and 53 Maiden l] an, New York.
..... H' .................00 H ........0
MONEY TO LOAN.
I have some 10 per cent. money
for unimproved security.
WV. 13. RlI CIAlt1)DS.
T. E. ~II.I..La S,
oetel Park Numsrt, Raeleaa, Mos
T. C. POWER & CO.,
*--JOBBI.IS AND DBALBRb INI
MIMING AND FARM MACHINERY.
Steam Boilers, Pumps and Hoists, Wire Hoisting Rope, ero
Quartz, Lumber and Farm Wagons, Fence Wire, Wind Mids
and Pumps. Decre Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, and Disk Har
rows, all st yles and sizes. The "Old Reliable" Schuttler and
BUSHFORD FARM, QUARTZ AND LOGGING WAGONS
Headquarters for Orads and Vegetable Ceedq of every description.
SEND FOR CATALOGUES AND PRICE LISTS.
MONEY TO LOAN.
On Satisfactory Security at Reasonable Bates,
W1e do not loan at. 6 per cent., but We do not dictate where your in.
we do not charge any cornmmis- surance shall be placed.
sions. We do not charge interest until
.To delay in closing loans, we advance the money.
Jar is-Conukin Mortgage Trust Co.
MUST GO BEFORE MAY I.
-Z=THE ENTIRE E_-
THOS. GOFF STOGOI
.=...-ICONSISTING OE.. --.
lardware, Stoves, Miining A Millin Supplies.
The present quarters rhfust be vacated before May i, in consequence
of which fact goods will be sold at a sacrifice. REMIVEMBER WF
MUST CLOSE OUT BEFORE MAY 1.
J. V. JEROME, )
PAT. KELLEY. jAssignees.
GRANDON CAF E. BLOCK
CORNER SIXTH AVENUE AND WARREN.
Is Generally Renovated and Under New Management.
_ $6 PER WEEK.
TERMS: TICKETS, 21 MEALS, $7.
SINGLE MEALS, 50 CENTS.
MRS. M. G. WARMKESSEL, Propr!etress.
Cheaper Than Ever.
--A FINE STOCK OF-
Clothing, Gents' Furnishing Goods and Notions
At Prices that Will Astonish You.
COALL AT TI(EE
HARRIS BROS.' STORE.
Moses Morris, Assignee.
- NOT 1OW BIG _
A Store Is, But
How Strong the Bargains
This is the question the people are mostly intesested in
and is the magnet that draws the buyers to a live and
modern bargain center. We think we have just such an
establishment. We are hustling for more business by
selling the best of everything below all possible coin
petition. Our stock of millinery, fancy goods, cloaks,
waists, infants' goods, ladies' and children's hosiery and
underwear, table linens, towels and napkins, white goods
and embroideries, notions, corsets, gloves, etc., have com
menced to arrive and we vill soon be able to show you
the largest and handsome t stock ever shown in the
FOWLES' CASH STORE