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THE WEEKLY HERALD.
S. E. FISK,..........................Editor.
THI USDAV, Y1AHCII 2Ö, 1816.
TRASKPORTATIOX VIA A. P. B. R. AXI»
Of Int c certain report« have beeu flitting
about Montana to the effect that the Northern
Pacific Railroad authorities comtemplated the
abandonment of the Western Division of their
road, reaching from the Ke<l River of the
North to Bismarck. One report went so far
as to say that thi« matter, improbable as it
might appear to the well informed, had been
definitely determined upon, and that the coin
ing spring would witness the "disestablish
ment" of that part of the great highway com
pleted and in operation across Dakota. The
ties, rails, and other material, thus taken from
ihe Western Division of the road, were,* it
was said, to lie moved back into Minnesota,
and used in the construction of branch roads
operating as feeders, through certain agricul
tural sections of the State, to the main line
having for its western terminus the valley of
the Red River of the North. These reports
were calculated to seriously affect not only
the Northern Pacific in connection with its
Northwestern transportation interests, but
liable to injure not inconsiderably the inter
ests of the merchants and other shippers ot
this Territory. With this view, and in behalf
of numbers of citizens of this and other towns
of Montana, who desired correct information
in reference to the reports iir circulation,
Colonel Yiall telegraphed the railroad author
ities at headquarters in New York, stating
the case, and suggesting the importance of
an early reply. The following was promptly
returned, reaching here last evening:
New York, March 10, 1875.
To CoL J. A. Viall, Helena, M. T. :
The report is malicious and false. The Company a
arrangements and facilities are made for large increase
,,t Montana business this summer, and will hare two
lines of steamers on the Missouri^
President Northern Pacific Railroad Co.
This pretty thoroughly explodes the re
ports of which we have stated the substance.
We are very glad of the opportunity thus
presented to flatly contradict them, and place
the Northern Pacific Railroad and transpor
tation by that route in a proper light before
the public. In addition to what in the fore
going dispatch is stated by President Cass,
we call attention to the proceedings had by
the Northern Pacific Company at their meet
ing in New Y'ork yesterday, of which a re
port will be found in our telegraphic columns.
The proceedings reflected by this report of
the Associated Press indicate anything but a
disposition or thought on the part of the rail
road authorities to abandon any part of their
line. Confidence, confirmed by time and in
vestigation, is expressed in the merits and
final success of the road, and with the
aid of the bondholders expectations arc in
dulged of the early resumption of the work
of construction. If the extension of the road
in the near future west to Montana was as
certain as the permanent operation of the
completed portion of the line, with its pres
ent terminus on the Missouri, we should have
cause, with all our people, to greatly rejoice.
May good fortune attend the company in
efforts to prosecute the building of the line
westward to our doors.
©ME IN MANY.
A private dispatch from Washington last
evening announced the appointment and con
firmation of John E. Blaine ns one of the
nine additional paymasters of the United
States army provided for in the army bill
passed at the recent session of Congress.
For these nine paymasterships there were be
tween three and four hundred appli,cfttit8, and
the disappointed ones arc doubtless very
plentiful about Washington just now. Mr.
B)ainc is an accomplished accountant and'
has the highest qualifications for the office to
which he has been appointed. He Bas been
busy to-day receiving the congratulations of
his many friends in this city.
FOFR OF THE GREATEST SIF.Ä.
In a political sermon preached sometime
since by the Rev. James Freeman Clarke, of
Boston, he said : "The four greatest men this
country has produced, are, I think, Wash
ington, Franklin, Jefferson, and Lincoln.
Of these, Jefferson was the great genius,
Frankliu the greatest intellect, Lincoln the
most marked product of American institu
tions, and Washington the greatest character.
In the greatest storm which drove the vessel
containing the Apostle Paul en the shore of
Malta, we are told that the mariners 'cast
four anchors out of the stern, and wished for
day.' Our four anchors, holding us fast from
behind, are the examples and teachings of
Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, and Abra
ham Lincoln. The first represents virtue in
politics ; the second, good sense in pojitjes ;
the third, democracy in politics ; the fourth,
humanity in politics. Let us reverence these
great examples, holding us firm to a noble
past, and so saving us for a belter future.
With four such illustrious lives a« these to
reverence, to study and to follow, we may
feel that in the most stormy hours, and the
darkest nights, we may hold safe l»y these
anchors 'and wish for day.'"
The contributions of wheat from Uie United
States to the bread supply of Great Britain
in 1874 constituted 55 per cent, of the whole
imports, and those of Russia 13 per cent.'
The aggregate export of wheat and flour
from the United States to Groat Britain du
ring the year exceeds an equivalent of 52,
LAWS VIOLATED AMD NOT ENFORCED.
To the Editor of the Herald.
Grave judges and earnest jurors spend
weeks, at great expense to our several coun
ties, trying persons for violating some por
tions of our statute laws, while other portions
of equal force and authority are violated with
impuriit}', and remain as it were a dead letter
on our statute books. For instance:
Sec. 145, page 303, Codified statutes, pro
hibits the sale of intoxicating liquors to In
dians or half-breeds.
Sec. 156, page 305, prohibits the sale of
liquors to soldiers.
Sec. 2, page 541, compels persons cutting
ditches across public roads to bridge the same
in a safe, strong and substantial manner, to
be submitted to the approval of the County
Sec. 1, page 66, Laws of Extraordinary
Session, prohibits killing game between the
first day of February and the fifteenth day of
July in each year.
Sec. 2, page 66, prohibits killing grouse,
prairie chickens, &c., between the first day
of March and the fifteenth day of July in
Sec. 3, page 67, prohibits killing any par
tridge, quail or singing bird before the 1st
day of May, 1876.
All the above laws are now' being violated
throughout our Territory every day.
Indians get liquor all along our frontiers,
and sometimes in Helena : half-breeds wher
ever it is sold ; soldiers the same.
There is hardly a ditch across a public road
in this county that has a good safe bridge,
and none are submitted to the County Com
missioners for approval.
Game is killed by the hundreds for their
skins alone, the meat left to rot on the ground.
Two men are reported to have killed over a
hundred antelope lately, in four days, near
the mouth of the Dearborn river. One man
is reported to have killed, among other game,
over eighty moose last summer in Meagher
county, taking only the skins. Two men
from Gallatin county are hunting near Bird
Tail, and think our Assessor has a good deal
of cheek to ask them to list their horses.
Grouse and other game birds are not only
killed by settlers, but by some who helped to
make the law, and by the officers at our mili
tary posts, who often go out on purpose, and
who of all men arc supposed to be honorable
and law abiding.
By calling the attention of officers of the
law and law breakers to the above sections
from our statute books, may be the means of
haring them more respected.
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Those who so desire can step into the First
National Bank of this city and see the 14
bars of silver, aggregating 210 pounds, avor
dupois, and 940 fine, which arrived from
Philipsburg on Wednesday. This silver is
the first shipment from the Cole Saunders
mill, but, from what wc can learn, regular
shipments will follow. The mill has been,
and still is, working on ore from the Speckled
Trout, owned by the Northwest Co., which
company, we learn, has a bonanza of con
sidererable magnitude in sight in this lead.
J. K. Pardee, the able Superintendent of the
Northwest Company, is prosecuting the work
vigorously iu the Trout, and wc shall look
for good returns right along. Cole Saunders
is now purchasing supplies to open the Poca
hontas mine, the ore from which assays
about $10Q per ton.
The Gem lode, owned by Messrs. Irvine,
of Deer Lodge, has been opened with an 80
foot shaft, and shows two feet of $175 ore.
They will shortly increase the force on this
The Burr lode, owned by Henry Schnepel,
shows one foot of good ore. The Bell Flower,
owned by Coyle A McMullen, is another
promising lode. The Franklin is also being
opened by Merrill & Co., and arrangements
are being consummated to open Mr. Saunders'
ground on the Speckled Trout.
These different enterprises add solid pros
perity to Philipsburg, and while all now re
joice over its bright prospects, the few san
gfaine ones who have stayed by the camp
during all these years, now exclaim, "Didn't
I tell you so?" The successful operations of
the Cole Saunders mill has created a market
for ores and stimulates developments and
further prospecting,. This mill was erected
by Capt. Geo. Plaistcd, at a cost of $20,000.
In another issue we will give a description
of this mill, as it is called a "model" by ex
perts. The present lot of silver bars bears
testimony to the worth of the mill, as well as
the ore worked.
A Washington special says of Senator
Booth's speech on the Hawaiian treaty:
"He captured the Senate as an orator, and
demonstrated how he had made such a suc
cess upon the stump in his State. He is a
rery fluent speaker and reminds one in his
ease of expression and tendency to orateness,
of Matt Carpenter in his palmy days. His
voice is clear and musical, and his action is
very graceful. One Republican Senator, in
speaking of him .to-night, says he will be the
successor of Matt.Carpenter in capturing the
galleries. Whenever he rises to address the
Senate in open session he will be sure of a
good audience. He showed himself well
calculated to take his position as a leader in
the independent wing of the Senate. He is
just the style of u man to become very popu
lar, and as he has a good record thtre is no
knowing to what height lie may attain in the
political field of the East."
The only charm March has is in the trani
l>osition of its letters.
LETTER FROM THE BRITISH NORTH.
Justice Across the Line— Sumuinry Ar
rest. Conviction, and Imprisonment of
J. D. Weatherwax—Property Confis
cated—Victory for the British Lion.
Fort Macleod, B. N. W. T.,>
Feb. 16, 1875. >
To the Editor of the Herald :
Hurrah for our side ! In the language of a
celebrated English General, "We have met
the enemy, and they are ours."
Complaint was made last fall against Wet
zel, Weatherwax and Berry for selling iiquor
to Indians. We have had our Yankee de
tectives shadowing them ever since, Wetzel
at Benton, Weatherwax on Old Man's river,
and Berry on Bow* river. On February 1st
wo loads of robes were driven into
Weatherwax's Fort. We seized them at
once as property of Dick Berry. Old J. D.
was foolish enough to protest, on the ground
that he had purchased them from Berry. We
hauled tho robes home and stored them in the
warehouse of "Conrad, Victoria & Co.," and
on the 9th of the month another load arrived
to meet the same fate. On February 15th an
examination was had at our headquarters,
J. D. Weatherwax, of the Deft*., only
being present, when a small amount of testi
mony was produced to the effect that Berry
had traded whisky contrary to law, that he
bought his goods of Wetzel & Co., and had
sold them his robes. This was enough.
Berry had not been caught, but had actually
passed within rifle shot of our fort on his
way south only a few days after a detach
ment had been sent north to arrest him ; and,
if caught, he had no robes or money, hence
Weatherwax was very properly and justly
condemned and found guilty of selling whis
ky to Dick Berry, and sentenced to six
months imprisonment and to pay a fine of
$500, and his robes purchased from Slippery
Dick to the number of 700 were confiscated
to the Crown, and old J. D., the chief of all
the smugglers and desperadoes of the great
Northwes was locked up in jail, while the
Union Jacic floats triumphantly from the butt
end of a broken lodge pole over his place of
solidary confinement. At Fort Benton we
laid the programme, and at Fort Macleod
we consummated it.
Edw. Smith was arrested and tried, and al
though much more was proven against him
than was ever proven against "Slippery
Dick," yet he was only fined $300, add no
robes confiscated, yet it is know n to all that
he has a vast amount of w hisky robes in his
possession, and has also sold several hundred
to a certain trader not a thousand miles from
these headquarters. Policy in war as well as
in peace dictates to us that such is the wisest
action for us in his extreme case. Other
plots in which the Wetzel and Weatherwax
firm will figure conspicuously will soon be
uncovered, and many new and interesting
developments will ho made.
Weatherwax is all the time growling about
illegal and arbitrary proceedings, and threat
ens to bring the matter before his Govern
ment. What do we care for his Government?
They can't reverse our decision, and they
can't send troops to this distant region, for
we had all we could do to get here ourselves.
The conclusive result is that at the expiration
of his sentence he will leave the country at
once, and we will be glad when he has gone.
N. W. M. P.
REPORTED SPECIALLY FOR THE. HERALD
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY.
Port Deposit, Md., March 19.—The flood
here is fearful. The water is from 5 to 15
feet in the streets, and nothing like it was
ever seen before. Nearly the whole town is
flooded and the destruction to property is
great, but no lives have been lost so far.
The railroad depot is full of water, aua the
telegraph operators were obliged to abandon
the office last night in a boat. At Havre «le
Grace the ice has gorged about five miles
below the town, and the wharves are flooded.
The street next to the river above the bridge
is completely blockaded with ice. wood and
lumber, washed from the wharves.
The river has fallen three feet since this
Wileebdaerr, Pa., March 18.—The river
is falling slowly this afternoon, and is now
nearly two feet below yesterday. For five
miles below here the ice is jammed in a solid
mass. The depot at Lehigh Valley, Ken
tucky, and about twenty houses were flooded.
At Fort Little, below, and on the other side
of the river from Plainville, tlie ice piled up
and turned the water out, A channel was
cut through the cemetery, flooding the flats
and rushing down through the main streets
of Kingston, badly frightening the people.
Fences and trees were swept away, and a
large barn that had withheld the floods for
many years was carried off. All the tele
graph poles on the flats were carried off.
Great fears are felt at Kingston lest another
rise will carry the water through the channel
formed through the cemetery, and come
down on the town, in which event the loss
will be very great. It will take ten days to
clear the Lehigh railroad office of ice should
the water fall, and then be o further rise.
Columbia, Pa,, March 18.—The ice in the
Susquehanna here begun running out this
afternoon. At 8 o'clock this evening it car
ried away the winding bridge of the tide
water canal, at Wrigbtsviile, and moved a
pier of the Columbia bridge, rendering it im
passable for trains. The ice and water done
considerable damage to the Pennsylvania
railroad track west of here. The ice piled
on the track, delaying trains and cutting
down telegraph poles. At Marietta the tow
path canal was tore out, and a number of
boats stranded on the Pennsylvania Railroad
The loss by the ice and flood at Marietta is
very heavy. Many rafts were swept away.
I Harrisburg, Pa., March 19.—The reports
of the damage to the lines of the Pennsyl-
vania Railroad Company by ice were much
exaggerated. There was no delay of trains
except on the river line between Columbia
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Meeting; of the Northern Pacifie Railroad
New York, March 19.—A numerously at
tended meeting of the bondholders of the
Northern Pacific Railroad was held here yes
terday. An encouraging statement from
President Cass was received, and after con
siderable discussion the following preamble
and resolution were adopted :
Whereas, The Board of Directors of the
Northern Pacific Railroad Company have
expressed confidence, confirmed by time and
investifiation, in the great merits and final
success of the Northern Pacific Railroad, in
the most extended meaning of these words;
and, whereas, said Board has reported to this
meeting that in their judgment the earnest
and efficient aid and support of the bond
holders is essential to the early resumption
of the work of construction, and that with
such aid and support as the bondholders can
wisely and safely give, it is possible to pro
ceed with the work of construction at an early
day ; therefore, be it
Revolved, That the Chairman of this meet-
ing appoint a committee of seven to confer
with the Directors of the Northern Pacific
Railroad Company in regard to its manage-
ment, and present and future interests of the
bondholders, and that they report at some
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The Postal Law.
Washington, March 15.—Postmaster Gen
eral Jewell says it is impracticable to enforce
modified postage on transient printed matter,
as thousands of tons were in the mail before
the change of the law was discovered. Iu
the meantime care should be taken to iniorm
the public that newspapers, except when pre
paid regularly by the office of publication, is
one cent per ounce.
Chicago, March 18.—A Washington spe-
cial says : The express company gouge in
the new postal law is creating a good deal of
annoyance throughout the country. This law
will be repealed among the first acts of the
next Cengress. The Postmaster General, in
view' of the increased rate of postage on
transcicnt newspapers, and in order to afford
the people in all parts of the country an op-
portunity to become familiar with the new
law, suspends its operation in this particular
until April 1st, when he will rigidly enforce
it, and all newspapers will be detained if in-
sufficiently prepaid. An order to the above
effect will be issued by the Postmaster General
to the postmasters. The action of the Post-
master General is adsolutely necessary to pre-
vent the flooding of the post offices with in-
sufficiently paid newspapers. The Depart-
ment is still in receipt of complaints of this
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Fearful Know Ntorm.
Chicago, March 18.— The dispatches re
port a fearful snow storm yesterday through
out Iowa and Minnesota, stopping railroad
trains and causing great inconvenience and
delay to travel of all description. A St. Paul
dispatch says : All the railroads have been
blockaded since Monday night, and the tele
graph has been the only means of communi
cation with the outside world.
Chicago, March 19.—Dispatches from var-
ious parts of Iowa show a heavy snow and
high wind all daj\ It began to snow here at
7 p. m. and still continues, drifting badly.
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New Y'ork, March 19.— Tke failure of
Gross, Marsh A Co., tea and coffee merchants
at No. 99 Wall street, is announced. The
firm had been in business for thirty-five years
and always stood well, but the receat shrink
age in the price of teas, disturbance from the
tariff discussioa, and the fluctuation in gold,
carried them down. Well authenticated re
ports place their liabilities at not less than
$500,000, while the total assests are estimated
at $350,000. Another account says the liabili
ties are nearer $600,000, on which the firm
offer sixty per cent.
Chicago, March 18.—Barclay, Voorhees A
Go., a small firm of bankers, suspended to
day. Liabilities, $100,000; assets said to be
more than enough to cover the liabilities, but
they are mainly in real estate.
Baltimore, March 18.—The failure of
Hooper, Reese A Co., bankers and brokers,
is announced. Cause, short on gold.
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Cincinnati, March 18.—Andreas Egner
was to-daj T convicted for the murder of Her
man Schilling last fall. This is what is
known as the tan yard murder.
Chicago, March 18.— Theodore Maliuski,
husband of the woman and children found
poisoned on Tuesday, was held by the Coro
ner s jury to-day without bail, to await
New York, March 19.—Wm. Cunningham,
a resident of this city, was arrested to-day
charged with conspiring to assassinate his
wife. II« was surrendered by the party
whom he had hired to kill his wife, agreeing
to pay one thousand dollars for it.
Washington, March 18.—Geo. M. Emer
son, alias Col. F. W. Fenton, was arrested on
a charge of attempt to swindle. He had been
scattering circulars announcing that the
Bounty bill had become a law, and if claim
ants would forward word of their service and
a small retaining fee they would be secured
this bounty. Answers to the circular, with
the required ten cents, were just beginning to
LEWIS & CLARKE CO,
FROM MARCH 1, 1HÏ4, TO
MARCH 1, 1H7.Ï.
t'UHK's Office, Lewis and Clarke Co., )
Helena, Montana, Mnrch 1, 1S75. )
To the Honorable Board of County Commissioner*; :
Gentlemen—I n compliance with your order made
January 4th, 1875,1 herewith submit report of accounts
allowed Against the county, and statement of receipts
and disbursements from March 1, 1S74 to March 1,
1875,.together with a statement of the county indebt
edness on the 1st day of March, 1875.
ACCOUNTS ALLOWED DURING THE *
ING FEBRUARY 28, 1S75.
Deter Spurgin, for removing car
cass, C. ¥., ........
James E. Callaway, for copies of
laws, C. F. f '........
Dr. Thos. Reese, Coroner, for
sei vices rendered,......
Dr. Thomas Reece, Coroner,
medical treatment lor pris
Thomas Williams, sawing wood
for Court House.........
W. H. Robinson, moving stoves
in Court House,---- ----
Duke Dutrieuillc, removing car
cass, .... ____
Wm. H. Patterson, ice furnished
Court House,____ ____
Henry Addoras, interviewing
property holders on Bridge
street, and making report
Helena Herald, county printing,
Jake Feldberg, merchandise ior
county, C. F.,____ ____
Con Stapleton, constable, sers -
ices rendered,.... ____
N. G. Toby, constable, for serv
ices rendered,____ ____
do do do do
J. K. Toole, District Attorney,
for services rendered,.....
O. B. Totten, J. P., for services
St. John's Hospital, for taking
care of county poor and insane,
J. K. Toole, District Attorney,
for services rendered,.....!.
Dr. J. S. GJick, contracting phy
sician for county hospital...
D. Hammond, witness, ..
t). D. Freed, de»
T. M. Shaw, do ..
J. Concannon. do
E. R. Dean, do ..
B. McDare. do .. .
K. McVicker. do
Thos. Purcoii. do ..
O. Jump, do
Chas. Jackson, do ..
Richard Pue, do
F. II. Andersen, do
J. H. Copp, do
Chas. Page!-, do
Henry Woodward, juror, ..
h T. Parkinson. do ..
W. II. Parkinson, do
R. II. Wilson, do ..
Edw. Delano, do
P. T. Williams, do ..
Con Stapleton, Constable, for
Davis «fc W'allacc, merchandise
Hartwell & Co., merchandise for
county, C. F.,... ....
N. Hilger, P. J., for services ren
dered, .... ........
N. Hilger, P. J., lor sendees ren
dered, .... ........
J. K. Toole, District Attorney,
D. Freiler, witness,.... —
K. Freiler, do —
L. Lieneman, do —
C. Schmidt, do —
A. Kraus man, do —
Wm. Haris, do —
Wm. Bush, do —
M. N.Armitage,do ....
Wm. Laren, do —
J. Bryan, do ----
T, Woods, do —
M. G. Chase, do —
Levi Larkin, do —
Wm.|Baeeete, do —
M.'Austin, do —
W. T. McFarland, juror,.......
Jno. Fessenden, do ......
Geo. Booker, do .......
Mat. Carroll, do .......
Hugo Freiler, witness.
Tom Charles. do
Chan. F. Willie, do
Charley Sing, interpreter......
Ah Hing, witness,........
Henry Lorry, do ......
David Bush, do ......
Moses Moore, juror,...
II. II. Pärchen, «Io ____
Dr. J. S. Glick, do ____
Henry Woodward, witness,....
Masson a Bullard, do ____
T. J. Lowry, do ....
Helena Water Co., for water fur
nished court house and jail,.
3. C. Ashby, Assessor, services
rendered, C. F„ —
Seth Bullock, Sheriff, ior servic
S ï W»
! •( oo
. ; uo
es rendered,.... ......
C. W. Carpenter, School Super
intendent, for services rcu
Aies. II. Beattie, clerk ol the
court, for services rendered
Con Stapleton, constable, servie
ca rendered, — ......
Richard Lockey, J. P., for serv
ices rendered,.... ....
X. G. Toby, constable, for sew
ices rendered,..... —
E. G. McKieruan, witness,.....
Helena Herald, for county print
ing, C. F.,..........
Harry R. Comly, for services reu
dered as referee.....
W. F. Sanders, for costs paid in
case of Meagher county \>.
Hall A Kratzer, C. F ........
Moses Moore, County Commis
sioner, for servîtes rendered.
II. M. Pärchen, Co. Commission
er, for services rendered,____
James Fergus. Co. Commission
er, for services rendered,____
John N. Heldt. Co. Clerk, for
James E. Callaway, for copies <»i
law s,____ —
Dr. Jno. S. Ulick, for cettiiicato
of insanitv, — .......
O. B. Tottcs, J. I*., for services
i * 1» »
W. P. Burcher, J. P. for service
James F. Porter, witness.....
Berkley Largeut. do ____
W T . B. Shanks, do
Jno. Largert, do ____
W. K. Lard, do ____
Jos. S. Hill, ... .....
Chas. D. Hard. do
Jos. S. Hill, do —
Jas. Delan. do —
Berkley I Argent, d«* ....