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TheChicago Inter Ocean
Vol.XXII. NO. 22.
LEW1STOWN,FERGUS COUNTY, HONT., WEDNESDAY EVENINQ, DECEMBER 28, 1904.
REPUBLICANIN POLITICS. AND DEVOThD TO THE MINERAL, AGRICULTURAL, STOCK AND WOOL INTERESTS OF THE GREAT JUDITH COUNTRY.
WORKOF THE^VIGILANTES IN CEN^^TRAL MONTANA.
FirstPublication of Actual Facts.
Whatincident or anniversary is re^^sponsible for the revival at this time^of reminiscences of ^Flopping Bill^^Cantrell is not apparent, but during^the past few weeks it seems to have^been the fashion among Montana^weeklies, and some dailies, to give^this peculiar character generous write-^ups. Some of these might be term^^ed romances, so far are they from the^truth.
Butwhen It comes to recollections^of happenings in this section of Mon^^tana, the Argus must not be overlook^^ed and there are men in Fergus coun^^ty today who probably knew ^Flopping^Bill^ quite as well, if not far better,^than any of those who have recently^essayed to tell the public about him^and his participation in the vigalante^proceedings of the eighties.
Lastweek the Argus republished^from another Montana paper one of^these accounts of ^Flopping Bill's^^career, and this, happening to meet^the eyes of one who knows, the Argus^reporter secured the interesting de^^tails for publication.
Wheredid you get that cock and^bull story about 'Flopping Bill,'^ was^the inquiry directed to the reporter;^^the fellow that wrote that sure never^knew Bill and probably got what he^wiote from somebody else who didn't^know much more than he did.
Whyhe hasn't got hardly a single^thing straight ami the dates given are^everyone of them at least fifteen^months off.
Thatstory says the clean-up of^horse thieves and desperadoes was^made in 1885, when it was in 1884,^and it u .1-1. t in the fall of the year,^either. LmM up your old copies of^the Argus if you've got them and^you'll find out when it was; then I'll^come and see you betoie I go back^home and if you want the true story^you can have it; the story has uevei^been printed that I've DM and it will I^make good Chrisimus reading, but not^for the little folks.
Withthat much to start on, it did^not take the writer very long to find^in the columns of the Argus for the^summer of 1884, some of the details^of the clean-up, and especially not^^able was the fact that before a single^horsethief had been short-shifted to^his finish, the Argus had editorially^uiged just the action which was taken.
Andwhen our old friend came in^later in the afternoon the principal^features of the following story were^obtained:
In1884 Lewistown was a trading^post only; the biggest settlement in^the Basin was Maiden, where the Ar^^gus was then published. The most^important point in central Montana^was Fort Maglnnis (abandoned in^1889) and the principal industry rais^^ing cattle and horses, the stock run^^ning winter and summer upon the^open range, for aside from the cor^^rals, there was scarcely a fence in^what is now Fergus county. The two^biggest ^outfits,^ or cattle companies,^in these parts were what was known^as the ^D. H. 8.^ outfit and the ^Dia^^mond^ outfit, so known from their^brands.
GranvilleStuart, now a resident of^Butte, was the head of the ^D. H. S.^^outfit, whose principal ranch was a^few miles below Fort Maglnnis on^Ford creek; Reese Anderson was a^partner of Stuart's and still resides^near the old place.
Inthe Argus of June 12, 1884. ap^^peared an editorial citing conditions^as regards cattle and horse thieves.^It ^vas stated that the patience of the^stockmen was just about exhausted;^that every day and every month cat^^tle were killed and horses run off and^sold; that only a few days before a^man living near Maiden was robbed^of thirteen head in a single night^^all he had, except one on the road^from Ft. Benton. The editorial favor^^ed organization to rid the country of^the outlaws.
Theissue of two weeks later con^^tained an account of the killing of two^horse thieves by cowboys near Lavina,^showing that the same conditions pre^^vailed in that locality.
Butto take up ^Flopping Bill^ and^his part In the incidents which follow^^for they were but incidents in Uie^civilization of Montana, as was the^work of the vlgalantes about Ban-^nack, Virginia City and in Alder Gulch^twenty years before this Btory opens.
Where^Flopping Bill^ came from,^we cannot say; probably he was one^of many attracted to Montana from^the middle west during the gold ex^^citement. It has been written that^his real name was ^Quantrell^ aud^that he part'dpated with the famous^^Quantrell^ guerrillas in war times.^But this la probably a yarn, and his^true name is believed to have been^William Cantrell.
Accordingto our old-timer, the nick^^name ^Flopping Bill^ was given to^him when he was a woodchopper on^the Missouri river. Bill was a hard^worker and chopped and piled many^hundreds of cords of wood for the^river boats. When asked how he suc^^ceeded in getting out so much wood^he once replied: ^The trees is froze^and I Just strike 'em once and they^flop open.^ So he was named ^Flop^^ping Bill.
Billlived along the Missouri river^for many years and knew every one^of the desperate characters who cross^^ed and re-croased the river with stolen^horses and made Its banks their ren^^dezvous. He lived down there as long^as tt was considered healthful for one,^not a member of the gang,, to know^too much about them and after that^he came to Maiden and became a cow
boywith the ^D. H. 8.^ outfit and he^was chosen leader and guide of the^fearless men who undertook to rid^this country of some of the worst^thieves and desperadoes who ever^drove off a bunch of stock.
Thefirst appearance of the vigilan^^tes was at Claggett, now Judith, on^the Missouri on the 28th of June, 1884.^There one breed was shot and anoth^^er hung. The name of the breed which^was captured and hung was Narcisse^La verdure; his uncle was wounded^but got away. A man by the name^of William T. Thompson came upon^this pair with sixty head of stolen^horses. He was taking Laverdure to^Claggett when overtaken by a posse,^who relieved him of his prisoner, and^after securing the breed's confession,^hung him to a convenient tree.
July3rd another breed, Sam Mc-^Kenzie, was taken on the Fort Ma^^glnnis reservation and hung, his body^being left suspended with a placard^attached reading ^Horse Thief.^ The^soldiers cut down the body and in^^terred the remains.
Organizationof the vlgalantes had^not then been fully perfected, but a^start had been made.
OnJuly 4th a party of men passed^through Maiden en route to Spring^creek in quest of Charles Owens and^Charles Fallon, much desired bad^men. Arriving at lewistown that^night .they found that the good people^of the new town had already taken^good care of these two, for both had^been killed the same afternoon In a^pitched battle with the citizens. Fal^^lon and Owens were the leading char^^acters in that famous Fourth of July^celebration, the story of which is still^so fresh and an extended account of^which appeared in the Argus last July.
Itwas then arranged that one party^should leave the following morning^for the mouth of the Musselshell,^where they were to be joined by an
otherparly, which, taking a different^route, was to meet them at the rendez^^vous across the Musselshell, but on^this side of the Missouri. The main^party stalked their game to the cabin^of one Downs, which had been look^^ed upon as a meeting place of the^horse thieves and taking Downs by^surprise, secured information from^him which greatly assisted them In^locating some of the characters most^desired and incidentally ascertaining^where there were cached a bunch of^horses which had recently been stolen^from stockmen of the Basin. One^story is to the effect that Downs was^anchored to a grindstone In the river,^but be that as it may, he was dispos^^ed of and at the same time a fellow^known as California Ed. met his just^deserts.
Butthe smaller party had failed^to make a Junction with the rest of^the vigilantes and to ascertain their^whereabouts a wait occurred. Two^days later the parties were united^and a start was made down the river.^Crossing twelve miles below the^mouth of the Musselshell, the men con^^tinued down the river, traveling light^and only at night, In order not to^(lush their game.
Latein the evening of July 19th^they came upon old man James and^his gang. The thieves had guards out^to note the approach of Intruders, but^the vigilantes succeeded in creeping^In and not until about sun-up weie^they discovered. Here there was a^blockhouse, or log cabin provided with^port holes, an Improvised tent made^of a wagon sheet hung over a pole,^a corral and stables. One of the^guards, abandoning his mount, when^he saw the vigilantes had the camp^surrounded, succeeded in creeping In^through the brush and reaching the^tent, where a part of the thirteen of^the gang were sleeping. Some made^a dash for the blockhouse, 300 feet^distant, while others took to the^brush. Of the latter was Dixie Bur^^roughs, a nephew of Granville Stuart,^but one of the worst of the rustlers.^He received a shot which crippled^him, but he found a cottonwood well^which gave him shelter and he after^^wards escaped to meet his fate with^^in a month later. Old man James at^^tempted to reach the blockhouse, but
Itbeing made too hot for him he was^forced to let down the bars of the^corral and turn loose six head of fine^horses, nearly all of which had been^stolen from the mounted police of^v. anada. The old man. however, suc^^ceeded in reaching the house and par^^ticipated in the battle, which lasted^from soon after sunrise to 11 o'clock.^In this fight two of the James boys^wre killed, also a fellow known as^^Dutch,^ and four were crippled, in^^cluding Burroughs and old man^James, his given name was never^known.
Hundredsof shots were exchanged^between the vigilantes, protected by^the brush, and the men In the house.^The stable and corral were fired but^the house did not catch fire, as some^stories of this fight have sta(ed. See^^ing that they were banled and tha.^the situation was such that some of^their own men might be injured or^killed, it was decided to withdraw and^wait a better opportunity to deal out^Justice to the remnants of the gang.
Inthis flght there were sixteen vig^^ilantes engaged and there were sup^^posed to be thirteen of the gang of^thieves. Seventy head of horses weie^capttired, sent back to Fort Magln^^nis, advertised in the Argus and re^^stored to their owners as far as pos^^sible.
Theparty then went down the Mis^^souri to (he mouth of Hell creek,^crossing the Big Muddy at the same^point chosen by Chief Joseph when^at the head of his Nez Perce warriors^he crossed to the north side to meet^Gen. Miles In battle. On the ride up^Hell creek to its head two more bad^half breeds were overtaken, but both^were turned loose, after being reliev^^ed of some information and the horses^which they were riding.
FromWalker and Donovan's point^120 head of cattle were driven out^and turned back toward their range.^These had been stolen from stockmen^on the Musselshell and driven in there^for butchering .
Thiscompleted the biggest Job of^that summer and the vigilantes re^^turned to their ordinary vocations.
Aboutthe middle of August word^was received at Fort Maglnnis that^soldiers from Fort Shaw, camped on^Poplar river, had captured five of the^desperadoes which had successfully^stood off the vigilantes at the James^stockade and the authorities were ad^^vised tha( if a depuly Uniled States^marshal were sent the captives would^be turned over to him.
SamFishel, a deputy then stationed^at Fort Maglnnis, was started, accom^^panied by a posse. He received the^prisoners on Poplar river and turned^back, but about 3 a. m. of August 20th^he was relieved of his charges by four^nien who had their plans well laid,^and had secured a leave of absence of^two or three days from (he Judith^round-up and 'he next morning five^bodies. Including ihat of Dixie Bur^^roughs, were laid in a shallow trench^alongside the walers of the Missouri^^and there weren't any nooses left^dangling from the trees either, for^these five were suspended from a sin^^gle rope, thrown over a branch, with^a sufficient force at one end to lift the^burden tied to the other end for the^brief time required. These five went^across the great divide in one, two,^three order.
Thiswas the last of the vigilantes^in this part of Montana, for during^the six or eight weeks preceding this^last episode raft building had been^popular and many a man had saved^his neck by floating away toward St.^Louis.
FloppingBill^ afterward acted as^guide for a party of stockmen which^made a similar clean up on the lower^Yellowstone and crossing its mouth,^followed up Mouse creek to the Can^^adian line, having occasion to dig sev^^eral long and narrow graves while en^route. It was reported that sixty-^were summarily disposed of on this^exi^edition, bill neither the writer nor^his friend, the old-timer, are conver^^sant with the facts except as they re^^late to the work of the vigilantes In^the Judith country and along the Mis^^souri.
Cantrellcontinued to be Identified^with the stocKmen of (his section for^a number of years; he lived in Lew^^istown for some years and property^which he then purchased is still in^his name, the taxes each year appear^^ing in the delinquent list. Leaving^Fergus county he located in the south^^western part of the state and upon an^expedition to Kansas City several^years after, he was run over by a^train, his feet catching In the rails^as he attempted to cross the (rack^ahead of a locomotive.
Thoughthere may be some Inaccu^^racies In this recital, the number of^desperadoes killed, when and where^and the participation of ^Flopping^Bill^ is absolutely correct.
ArticlesAre Filed With Secretary of^State George M Hays by^Lewistown Company.
BUILDINGIS READY FOR WORK
BestBusiness Men A' J Most Success^^ful Ranchers of Fergus County^Are Stock Holders.
DayObserved in Fitting Manner in^Various Churches of the City.^Christmas was observed Sunday by^all the churches in the city In a way^befitting the day. Special music had^been prepared by the choirs and Sun^^day schools and there were Christmas^sermons preached by the various mln^Istera
Inthe Presbyterian church the^morning service was a beautiful one^The choir rendered the anthem, ^The^Message of the Angels,^ and solos^were sung by Mrs. W. W. White and^George Beasley. These were both^very beaudful selections. The choir^sang the anthem. ^Break Forth Into^Joy,^ and a Christmas sermon was^preached by the Rev. Henry Quicken-^den.
Inthe Episcopal church there was^the regular Sunday morning service^and prayer, the music being a spec^^ial feature, the selections being su.l^able to the day. In the evening the^children's exercises took place. There^was a Christmas tree containing pres^^ents for the children, a few recita^^tions by the various classes of (he^Sunday school and a short address^by the rector.
Acantata was given by the Sunday^school of the Presbyterian church Sat^^urday evening, entitled, ^The Fairy^Garden,^ and It was well rendered.^The young people had been trained^by Miss Fulton and Mrs. F. F. Qoss.^Following this the usual Christmas^tree celebration was held.
TheI^ewlstown Creamery associa^^tion filed Its articles of incorporation^with secretary of Mate George Hays^las( week and (he Incorporators named^were W. D. Symmes, I^;i\ i^l Hllger and^George M. Stone. The articles speci^^fy that the association is to conduct^a general creamery business and that^it will have all the bench t s appertain^^ing thereto. The capital stock is^110,000 divided Into lou shares.
Ofthe shares $5,600 have been sub^^scribed and the remainder of the^stock will be taken up soon. The^most prominent business men of the^city are interested in the company^and hold shares of stock and the^success of the venture Is assured,^The building is one of the most com^^plete of its kind in the state and^everything is in readiness now lo be^^gin operations. The latest machinery^has been installed and the plant^possesses everything that goes Into^the makeup of a first class creamery.^The building is across the road from^the fair grounds and was erected^last summer at a cost of $5,ooo.
Theassociation has chosen nine^directors to serve until thoff success^^ors shall have been elected by the^company. Those rfMHI are O. J.^VViedeman. David Ililuer. W. D.^Symmes, John Korgh, Pater Anderson,^William Medigar, John Laux and J.^K. Lane.
Theshareholders and the amount^of stock for which they have subscrib^^ed are as folio*.*:^George J. Wiede-^man, ||90; John M. Vrooman, L. P.^Slater, Damas Tail!'.'.^ fohn Laux,^((^org* Stafford. Jacoo Holzemer, Carl^A. Anderson, C. E. Mahana, W. L^Cameron, J. p. Dane s, K. E. Wright.^H. P. Nelson, Joseph ltertrand. John^Borgh, George M. Stone, George W.^Ayi is. John Crowley, H. c. ff inn,
E.J. McCollum, Herman Otten, L W.^Bdridgo, Marion Maury, Frank Wa^^ger, Crowley Uros., J. H. Vadnaia, V.
F.Dusek, H. C. Fletcher, A. B. Long,^L. W. Acley, John Clegfc George Day,^Ed McDonnel, Peter E. Anderson, J.^F. Vanek, Frank Strouf, M. L. Wood^^man, VV. O. Downing, A. B. Powell,^Vaclav Pulec, Robert Morrison, J. L^Corbly, William Medigar, Samuel^Phillips, S. 8. Hobson, David Ililger,^1100 each. J. E. LAM and W. D.^Symmes each have $:'uu in the pro^^ject.
Whenspring comes around again^the new plant will start up and the^people of Lewistown will be able to^eat butter made at their own cream^^ery. The association is composed of^good men and the work will be pUsV^ed in earnest next spring.
Theranchers of the country are^anxious to see the new plant MgM^operations and they will do all in^their power to make It a success.^They realize that it will be a big tiling^for them and that they will then have^a market for their milk and cream, a^thing which heretofore they have^not had. This creamery will encour^^age the ranchers in keeping more and^better cows and will indirectly help^the stock business in the county.
Thesecreameries are unqualified^successes in other towns of the state^with not half the progressive spirit^that there Is right hep In Lewistown^and there is no reason why this city^should not have the best plant In the^state. It is the intention of the as^sociatlon to make it so. In order to^do this they must, however, have the^cooperation of all and then success^Is in sight.
mentwas somewhat remarkable, many^pressing forward to express sviiipa^thy for the young woman.
FIVEHUNDRED SHEEP KILLED.
CattlemenMake War on Herd in the^Clark Fork Valley.
Brldger.l^ec. 24.^A war DMWrotM^out between the cattle and sheepmen^in the Clark Fork valley, and reports^reached Brldger today to the effect^that cattlemen bail bombarded ami^killed |M head of sheep for C. H^Clarke, who resides on ihe Clark^Fork river about :.^^ miles south of^Brldger. Tile sheep were brought to^th^ valley recent Iv from the Mussel^shell country anil taken to what is^known as Silver Tip.
Thestory of the slaughter Is to the^effect that the sheep were grazing at^the mouth of the lxing Day, when a^number of masked men rode up and^compelled the herder to leave. The^parly (hen attacked the sheep with^clubs and guns, driving some over a^bluff and cutting down the other*.
Theaffair has stirred up the entire^valley, and trouble is looked for. as^Clarke Is a determined man and^swears to retaliate. Owing to the^grea( amount of hay In the valley,^several prosperous ranchers have^brought In large consignments of^sheep to eat up the surplus feed, and^the ranchers have welcomed the In^^novation owing to the small number^of cattle In that section. Recently^Clarke brought in 5.000 sheep, and j.^N. Toman has about the same number,^while Harry Shupak Is ranging 3,000.^About a month ago the sheep wagon^of Frank Clarke was burned up near^the scene of the killing.
MontanaSupreme Court Holds It Has^Not Jurisdiction.
Helena.Dec. 23.^Holding that It^was without Jurisdiction, the supreme^court today dismissed the proceedings^brought by Attorney General Don^ovan against several of the companies^alleged to be operating in Montana^in violation of the state'e anti trust^laws, and the eases are at an end so^far as the original proceedings in the^higher court are concerned.
Somedays ago. the attorney gen^^eral petitioned the supreme court for^an Injunction against the Internation^^al Harvester company of America, pre^^venting it from doing business in the^state and forfeiting lis property in^Montana. This was suoiiiilted to the^court on argument on defendant's de^^murrer and motion to quash.
Meantimetlx- attorney general In^^stituted proceedings of a similar nature^IgiMOt the Swift. Armour, Cudahy^and Hammond packing house compa^^nies, and these were argued and sub^^mitted on a demurrer of the ^l,-1^ -11^t^ants last Friday. I: was contended^by the defendant that the supreme^court did not have Jurisdiction, but^ihat the offense, it' anv had been coin^milled, was MM ihat should be passed^upon by a jur^.
Todayili^ - con rt announced its rul^^ing on both the MrVOOtOf and beef^trust cases. Chief Justice llrantly^said the court was of the opinion^that It had no jurisdiction in the mat^^ters involved, and for that reason Lho^defendant's demurrers were sustained^and the proceedings dismissed.
O O O O
'o o o IMPROVEMENTS
AggregateOver Two Hundred^Thousand Dollars
Theyear which is now all but gone^has Mm a good ms for Lewistown^in a building way. The contractors^and carpenters have had all the work^they could attend to and many new^business Mocks, public buildings and^dwelling houses have been erected.
Thecharacter of all the buildings^put up in Lewistown tins roai has^been excellent and all have SON ^^credit to the town. The M*ia^^blocks and public buildings an all^of a most substantial nature and^would be a credil lo any town in til^slate. In the year just past there^has been In round figures $21 ^ ^.^^^ i pol^in buildings in this city, as against^IIIMM last year. This Is a large In^ciease In a town of no larger popula^tion than lewistown. This year then-^was $145,00(1 spent in public and bus^^iness buildings as compared with $83,-^Nfl in PJ03.
Indwellings the residents ofthe city
havethis year invested $65., wh. i.
lastyear they spent $66,700. A slight^falling off, but this may be accounted^for by a corresponding decrease In^the cost of materials. Any stranger^who might have Ihe impression befoie^visiting Lewistown that it^of a permanent nature would soon^have his mind fieed from this Mm^on seeing the buildings which base^MM erected. All have been con^strutted with the idea of pMMMM^as the prime object to lie achieve!^Lewistown has an exceptlom.llv aide^set of contractors and the work UuM^has been done by them lias been uni^lornily good.
Thenew city hall, which was erect^^ed this year. Is now practically com-
Onthe second floor Is the Masonic^hall, a banquet hall and kitchen, and^large, roomy offices. The building is^fitted with all modern improvements^and is one of the best blocks In tho^city. H. H. I-ang, superintendent of^mine, is the owner. The^building will be close to
theKendall^cost of the
Thewool warehouse In the lower^part of the city was finished in the^Mininier and was used for the flrtt^I IBM at the time of the wool market^It is the largest building in^tad a model wool house. It is a^structure covered with corru-^iron and Is 4u feet in width by^^^t in length. The cost of con^^struction whs $t;.iiiiii, the contractor^being Ooorgo s. Wells.^Tho Montana Lumber company^reeled ibis year a shed for tho
storageof lumber and shingles^and oilier articles sold by the com^^pany, which Is a |^erfect one for the^purpose. The building is 60 x 100^tec t ami M x 100 feet in size and^makes an Imposing appearance. The^office of the company Is In this build^^ing. It cost $:i,5uo and was erected^by Geo. S. Wells.
The.JudithSteam laundry company^also got the building fever and erect^^ed a one-story stone building on^Broadway. In which their plant is now^housed, in connection with the laun-^dry proper are bath rooms and a largo^was not I'l'wge bath. Everything is of tho^most modern design and It took a^large amount of money to install it.^Tho cost of the construction was $6,-^Nt, George S. Wells was the con^^tractor.
Situatednext lo (he laundry build^^ing is the large warehouse erected by^ihe Lewistown Furniture company at^a MM of $4.^mmi. It is one of the^largest warehouses in the city mid^was made necessary by the growth^of the future business of the new^lirm.
ThoJudith Basin Milling company
hasadded lo their plant in the last
pletedand is In use. Ii was put up :' :,r '^ ') ^ ^nsiderable extent aud
ita cost to Ihe city ol M.M1 ami Is L'^^ '^^J.^'^ ^^' '^1Hroveme^t^ *^m^
The w uk was done by G. B.
NanPatterson Failed of Acquittal^^Jury Six to Six.
NewYork, Dec. 23 ^Following a^day of intense nervous strain, Nan^Patterson tonight Is in The Tombs,^ill, and perhaps on the verge of a^breakdown, but with constant attend^^ance. The former show girl, expect^^ing acquittal at the hands of the Jury^which has listened to the evidence In^her trial for the murder of Caesar^Young last June, went into the court^this noon to learn that the 12 men^choseu to decide as to her Innocence^or guilt had been unable to reach an^agreement; in fact, had divided even^^ly over the question as to whether or^not she held the revolver which end^^ed Young's life.
TheJury stood I to H^half for ac^^quittal, the others for (onvlcllon. Al^^though no official announcement was^made further than this, court DOOM^tall: had It that of the six deciding^agf.lnst Miss Patterson, none was for^conviction of murdei in 'he first de^^gree; that one held oul for murder in^the second decree, wo for man^^slaughter in the firs' degTM and three^for manslaughter ifl tM second de^^cree.
Immediatelyafter the announce^^ment of the verdict was made. Miss^Patterson broke Into a tit of weeping,^which continued even after she was^led from the court room to a retir^^ing chamber, where physicians were^called and restoratives administered.^Then she was taken to The Tombs^but she again wept and MMi and^became hysterical, ami 'he efforts of^her father, the prison matron and at^^tendants to quiet her were futile
Thedemonstration m tho court af^^ter the announcement ut the disagree-
Benbow'sAirship Maneuvered in All^Directions by Navigator.
LosAngeles, Cul., Dec. H Hip^lain Baldwin's airship, ^California Ar-^tow,^ driven by Hoy Knabeshue, who^made several successful (lights in Ihe^same machine from the world's fair^grounds, at St. IxMiis, was given lis^tirsi trial in California today, and was^successful with the single exception^of its failure to land at the starting^point. A landing was effected half a^mile away without damage to the ma^^chine, and it was safely towed back^to Its anchorage.
TheArrow started from Chutes^jark baseball grounds. In the south^^eastern part of the city at 3:17 p. m.,^-ailed with the wind northwestward^for a distance of between eight and^ten miles, thence eastward for two^miles and returned in the DM0 of a^1- mile gale to a point directly above^the starting place, but owing to the^supply of gasoline running short, was^unable to effect a landing at exact./^UM desired spot.
Fromthe time Ihe airship arose^fiom the base ball grounds until it^was safely anchored at Pico ami Stan^^ford streets, it was in flight an hour^nnd thirteen minutes, and in thai time^sailed a distance ,,f probably twenty^miles. When flying with the wind tho^Arrow traveled at a spend of twenty^miles an hour, and in returning di-^lectly In the race of the strong south-^^ astern gale was able to make a rale^of speed reckoned at between six ami^eight miles an hour.
Theairship was maneuvered by^Knabeshue fh every direction, respond^^ing directly to Its rudder, circling and^turning In either direction, sailing d-^rectly in the face of tne wind or at^any angle, and raising ami dipping as^the operator directed. The Arrow rose^at times to a height of 3,000 feet or^more, with Knabeshue regulating the^height by shifting his weight and^taising or lowering the bow of the^craft as he desired to ascend or de^^scend.
MilesChief of Staff.
Boston,iJec. 24.^A re-arrangement^of the most import.mi positions on^the staff of Governor-elect Douglas^was decided on today. Lieut, den.^Nelson A. Miles, l\ S. A., retired, in^^stead of being made adjutant gener^^al, was apixdntcd Inspector general,^and will act as the military adviser^of the governor. In effect holding the^position of chief of ,-taff.
Whereis Thomas Goodsell
Informationregarding the present^whereabouts of Thomas Goodsell,^formerly of Judith, Mont., is desired^liv the undersigned.
Forthe arrest and conviction of the^parties who. on the latter part of No^^vember, stole ten head of my horses.
Ifyou want all the news all the^time read the Argus.
cityof |^,0M and la J:'w^a modi I MlkUag of ICS kind. In thil^building is a large council chOMhor,^Which will answer the Modi of th^^city for fOOjfl tfl come. The lire .|.^p.inineiil lO housed on the first Moor^and the large doors open on W.r DO^itrOOt, In DM rear of UM depai i men'^is um eiiy jail and office of the city^HMi li.il The large lire bell has MM^moved Irom Main atTOOt ami Fourth^avenue io the lower of tin- ball. Tak^^ing tin building as a whole it is as^good a city hall as any city In the^stale can boast of and is an ornament^io Um city of Lewistown. It was^built b^ McDonald hfnthMl.
Thenew building for the bank of^Fergus OOMtty is one of UM band-^MMOOl structures in tho city and will^lie, when completed, Ihe best bank^bolldlng in the state of Montana. It^is a two-stoiy stiuctiire of cul stone^and pressed brick and the finish, both^of Um exterior and interior, is beau^^tiful. On the main Moor will be io-^caled the bank proper and this will^(sciipy tin- entire floor. The linings^are of the best obtainable and the^hnisbing will all be done in mahogany.^There will be in addition to the space^set aside for banking purposes, pri^^vate offices for the president, cashier^and assistant cashier. A large vault^lias been pin In on the main floor and^a safely de|x,sil vault lor the use of^the customers of the bank. Another^vault occupies a (Million of the base-^tin ni and this will be used foi storing^old papers and records of the bunk.^The remaining isntion of the base^^ment will be lined up for use as a^Mrhpf shop and will be occupied Ir.^Albert Johnson. It will be a com^^plete shop In every particular.
Thesecond floor of the building is^trrtMjM in suites of MHOS loomsami^they are perfect for that purpose^'I in- finish of the floor is in famaiark^and the rooms present a beautiful and^ait 1stIc appearance. The cost of erect-^ing this structure was In the neigli-^boihood of $4ii,iMin. The contract wa:i^given to the Congress Construction^company of Chicago.
TheMethodist church, situated at^Fifth avenue and Broadway is a dis^^tinct ornament to the city. It Is not^as yet fully completed but will be fin^^ished by spring. It Is constructed en^^tirely of white stone and Is a modern^. structure throughout. The entrance^to the building Is at the comer un^' der the tower. The church will have^'a large seating capacity and It Is weil^.suited to the needs of this rapidly^, gtowlng denomination. The bunding^| will cost when completed approxlmale-^lv $18,000. The contractors were Au^derson and Partridge.
Ferguscounty at last has a new^Jail building erected last summer and^not only is It a building admirably^] adapted to the purpose for which It^i was built, but it Is of artistic design^i and finish. It contains plenty of cell^room for a county, the number of^I whose criminals Is far In excess of^, that of Fergus county. There are^| three cell rooms, one of them being^' for female prisoners. On the first^floor is. In addition to two cell rooms,^a reception room where prisoners are^examined before being placed in the^cells. On the second floor is the^woman's department and a room^which is not in use, but will be kept^for use as a cell room w hen the needi^ol the county demand It. Directly ov^er the reception room is the Jailer's^loom. This building Is a two-story^one and was erected at a cost of $10,-^0'Mi. Tubb Bros, were the contractors.
TheIjing building situated on Main^street between Fourth and Fifth ave^^nues Is a two-story stone business^block. On the first floor are two^large store rooms which will be occu^^pied by the Fad Shoe Store and the^Fergus County Hardware company.
f,K. Wright erected | store build^^ing just adjoining the Bank of Fer-^|M County on the ground formerly^occupied by the Leorlotowi hotel. It^Is a iitn-siorv structure anil is now^occupied by Han a Co. and Wagner^.v Sinter. Tin- building was erected^at a cost of $12,000 and John Foster^was the contractor in charge.
A.W. Warr put up a building next^to the Telephone building and adjoin^^ing the Laux building in which the^Shamrock saloon is located. It is a^t wo story stone and brick structure^and cost $8,ilno. At the same time^Phillip Unix put in a new building^in place of the old frame structure^occupied by the Central Meat Mar^^ket ami also added a story to his oth-^ei building next to it. The meat-mar^^ket will occupy the new Ijiux build^^ing. The cost of It was $3,00(1. John^Laux bad the contract for all of theso^buildings.
TheMontana railroad has in the^course of construction a passenger^station which will cost over $l,u(K).^It will be a two-story frame and will^contain ticket office and waiting^looms. The DotOOU Drug company^built a stone warehouse In the rear^of UM store occupied by them at a^cost of $2,ooii. George Anderson had^tin- contract.
WalterS. Smith erected twoframo^store buildings on lower Main street^OOXt to Culver's hall and one ofthcrn^is occupied by J. J. Parsons with a^si con11 hand store and the other by^Mr. Smith himself witn a line of pi^^anos and musical instruments.
GeorgeAnderson built a carpenter^shop on Sixth avenue at a cost oi^ll.'joo . Me did the work himself.
Amongthe residence erected in tho^last year, that of George J. Wiede-^MDJ is probably the finest. It Is a^large two-story frame house at tho^corner of Boulevard and Second ave^^nue and is one of the most beauti^^ful dwelling houses In the city. The^house contalna ten rooms, besides^lath, pantry, etc. It is fitted with^the latest Improvements and cannot^be excelled anywhere. The house^was built and practically designed by^Tubb Bros, and cost $10,000.
Theresidence of J. E. l,ane on up^^per Fifth avenue Is another structure^M| an addition to tho city. It is a^large two-story frame house and cost^Mr. Lane $3,50^. George S. Wells^was the contractor.
TubbBros, built for rental purposes^four frame cottages on upper Third^avenue at a cost of $3,200. They^also built on upper Fourth avenue^a house costing $1,500.
E.It. Clingan. of Kendall, has had^built three cottages on Montana^hi n et and Eighth avenue for reutal^purposes. They cost him $4,000 and^A.re built by Tubb Bros. He aibo^built two cottages on lower Fifth ave^^nue at a cost of $1,600 each. George^S. Wells had charge of this work.
WalterCox has put a $1,000 addi^^tion on his house on Main street,^which makes a vast difference in the^appearance of the place. Tubb Bros,^were the contractors for the work.
Thesame contractors also built a^cottage for Wm. Blackford for ren^^tal purposes on upper Fifth avenue^which cost $l,4d0. It is a very pretty
GeorgeW. Tubb built a house on^Seventh kvmm and Watson street^which cost $3,000. It is a two-story^frame building and Is of pleasing de^^sign.
TubbBros, built cottages for Mar^^ion Hopkins and Jake Harmon which^cost $7*10 each. They are small houses^but put up well and add to the ap^^pearance of the city.
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