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Vol.HE. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, D emer 26,
Vo.I.Fort Benton, M[ontana, "W'ednesday, D.--emb.ev °., i, .s No. 9.
1\ iA ,-,'4c .4t" 'i14ht Iet4e n Ntgroes ant4
" s (,I..lr.s. I)ecenber 17: A spec
.;. j ,Iqsl'atih from(n Colluimbus. Miss., to the
1'i,'" ,ne . -:Cs several gentlemen reached
It;,. ct his morning from Artesia.bring
1 ,_H niwvs of I li wh olesale slaughter
I;I c.,n -tabile's posse near Wahalak, a
:1,;i stat.in on the ,lobile & Ohio rail
roi. near Maco.n, Miss. On Friday last a
, amhi a white b,(, got into a tight.
!, h it4 inov's father attempted to sep
:;,., ltin,,. i.. was set upon by the negro
i, n i ii fs atther and terribly beaten.
,-rHhl\ t(e inhilte man swore out a
,. ranil fir 1ie neg ro's arrest, and Con
criIe 'o-wi (';)bb went to the netrro's
-, , I ex\ e't'te it. when he w;::: attacked
:.;: n;iIer oI' the negoes and beaten.
ii ' su.mnimoned a posse of twelve tnen
; ,.i.t yesterday evening to arrest the
Trh. The posse were tired upon from
okoosh and live were killed outright and
:: IIi fuedl, more or less seriously. The
.,4es ;. read ral:idly and the negroes were
r .ng ! n r(inforced. \Wahalak telegraph
al ;lng" lthe line for help, and Meridian
:'ou,,,nded with ahli out seventy-five well
;.,d men. Thley were joined at every
st;at in, and reaching Wahalak marched
ilnredately to the scene of bloodshed.
: '. negroes were barricaded and refused
, surrende.i or give up to the whites.
!'le forces were supposed to be about
(e1ial. and what the result is no one here
kows. Tlhis afternoon news was received
that the belligerent negroes have retreat
ed to the swamps and are stubborn, while
!the non-combatant negroes are fleeing to
;ie woods in terror. There is considera
:.!e excitement here and news of develop
c.:ents is awaited with the utmost anxiety.
Following is a list of the killed and
Killed--IHenry Maury, Seth Cobb, Tom
Wounded- Frank Maury, Tom Giles,
Bod and H: Harper, John Dew.
A special fromni Macon, Miss., says: It
Is reported this evening that seven of the
negroes implicated were shot this morn
ing. Two ar o;d squads left here this
morning ·for the scene of trouble, and
more bloodshed may be expected.
The negroes have not been idle. Re
ports from the country where they are
congregating state their number is con
tinually increased by reinforcements, and
that they are fully armed and determined
to tight to the end.
Midnight.-Advices just received from
the scene of the trouble state that the ne
groes have become frightened at the
number of reinforcements which the,
whites have received from all quarters,
and have retreated to the swamps, where
theyoare fo.rtifying themselves and mak
uing every preparation to resist all attacks.
They are armed with shotguns, muskets
and pistols and are abundantly supplied
\\itl.a mmunition:.The whites are mostly:
armed with Winchesters, shotguns and
iolmo side arms, and are determined to
put a stop to all such outbreaks. The
present scene of the trouble is about five
miles from Wahalak, and reports are hard
to get. Late reports are to the effect that
the whites and blacks are now about
equal in numbers, and the whites were
about to advance to the swamps. This,
of course, increases the excitement here,
and reports of an encounter are hourly
expected. That it will be fearful in its
results no one for a moment doubts.
Judging from the past, the situation is
uanytl iing but reassuring. Those who re
meluber the riots of 1875 shudder as they
contemplate all the horrors of a race war.
The affair is greatly regretted by all good
Qitizens, who foresee that much blood
shed will be the result, and while there is
no doubt as to who will be tho victors I
when the crisis comes, still it is a most
,iellorable affair, and one that will have a
janeful influence on the south.
A SOFT SNAP.
The Strangler Has a Picnic With Theodore
B I:TT, December 20.--About four hun
d(red people witnessed a wrestling match
iire to-night between Evan Lewis, the
'strangler, and George Theodore, the
(ireek. The contest was to have been
best three in five falls, for a purse of $500
and the. gate receipts. The first set-to
was catch-as-catch can style. After lock
ng the strangler threw the Greek in one
aiinute and won the fall. The next set-to
was Gra:co-Roman style. The fall was
'.won by the strangler in half a minute.
When time was called for the third bout
ihe G(reek complained of feeling sick, and
:efused to proceed any longer, and the
:iatch was awarded to Lewis.
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A Wail From Utah.
"SALT LAKE, December 17.-The liberal
?ommittee af Utah to-day issued the fol
lowing address to the countr : The lib
eral territorial committee, representing
republicans and democrats alike, desire
to call the attention of the country to the
fact that the gentiles of Utah unanimous
iy oppose the Mormon statehood scheme,
recently endorsed by the democratic con
gressional caucus. We are confronted by
a condition not a theory. Polygamy is
not dead; the law is not supreme: 234 in.
dictments were found at the present term
of court at Provo for violations of the
United States statutes designed to sup
press polygamy and polygamous living.To
give Utah statehood would retard prog
ress, depreciate values, perpetuate polyga
my and hand the territory over to the
Mormon priesthood. We call upon patri
otic citizens everywhere to unite in strong
protests to congress against the proposed
action. The admission of Utah to state
hood would be a crime against American
institutions. The address is signed by J.
(CAPE 1H.1 %YTI B()S q lii I1)El).
People Flee to the IMount tins Leaving the
tick to Their Fate.
NE:w YiotK, December 18.--Capt. Kelly,
of the steamer Saginaw, which arrived
from Hayti to-day, will not make any re
port of Hiaytian affairs, but it is learned
from other sources that the steamer Hay
tian Republic was still in the harbor of
Port au Prince when the Saginaw sailed.
Passengers by the Saginaw bring impor
tant news from Ilayti. On the morning
of December 5th the passengers state that
four of Legitime's men-of-war, the Dessa
lines, Belize, Toussaint and L'Overture
and one other bombarded Cape Hayti.
The gun boats dropped anchor four or
live miles off the shore, lying broadside
to the town.
TilE GUNS WERE FIRED
with blank cartridges to give notice of
the warlike intentions and the foreign
consuls in the city sent out a petition to
the commander of the fleet asking time to
get out of the city. They were given
thirty-six hours to evacuate the town.
The people fled into the hills taking all
their possessions they could conveniently
carry. The supply of pack mules being
limited to fifty or sixty animals, they were
in great demand and fabulous prices were
paid to convey a single mule load of the
more valuable effects of the wealthy to a
place of safety. Those of the poorer
classes who were fortunate enough to
own a mule preferred renting it out to
using the animal to save their own goods.
Shortly after day break on the second
day after the arrival of the fleet the Hay
TURNED THEIR GUNS
on the town and the bombardment com
menced. Operations were begun at this
early hour because a favoring tide ena
bled the four vessels to lay broadside to
the town. The Toussiant fired the first
shot, which went whistling through the
air and buried itself in the sand on the
beach just in front of the frail thatched
bamboo houses of the poorer natives. The
other vessels followed suit and fired wide
ly. In a few minutes, however, the shots
began to tear through the town, demol
ishing the frail structures. The bamboo
huts succombed easily, but the stone
buildings in'the central and more elevat
ed portion of the town were not so easily
destroyed, the heavy walls resisting for
several hours. Despite the warning they
had received to
LEAVE THE FATED TOWN,
many of the residents clung to their habi
tations. In fact it was impossible to re
move many of the sick in the city within
the time allotted by Legitime. On top
of all the houses in which a sick person
was known to be a white flag was placed
but shot aid shell were no respectors of
the appealing emblems- None of the
people who arrived to-day could estimate
with any degree of accuracy the number
killed but it is thought fifteen or twenty
at least have succumbed to the deadly
fire. Legitime is by degrees losing the
confidence of the people.
The agents of the steamship Haytian
Republic are much surprised at the re
port that their vessel will sail for Hayti
to-day in charge of, an American crew
which sailed from here last week on the
Atlas line ship Alene, to be delivered at
an American port subject to the disposal
of this government. Mr. Austin one of
the agents says: "I don't see what either
Hayti or the Atlas people gain by this. I
doubt very much whether they can bring
the Haytian Republic up here. She has
no stores, no fuel or anything else on
board, and she must be in bad condition
They say she will leave this morning
The Galena will be there to-day, and will
probably reach them before she can sail.
I suppose the Galena will take possession
of her at once. Mr. Morse, one of the
owners, is on the Galena, and be will take
charge of his vessel."
A Missoula Fire.
MissocLA, December 20.-The Ex
change hotel, at three-story frame build
ing, situated near the depot, burned to
the ground here this evening at 8 o'olock,
also a frame building, occupied by Pat
MeLaughlin as a saloon. The contents
of both buildings were saved, but more
or less damaged. No water could be got
ten on the buildings, so they were entire
ly at the mercy of the flames. The origin
of the fire could not be ascertained.
A M'URDEROUS RED DEVIL.
He Kills His Squaw and Two Other Indial:
and Then Shoots Himself.
CAMP POPLAR RIVER, Mont., Decem
ber 17. -A terrible tragedy, resulting in
the death of four persons and the fatel
wounding of a fifth, occurred at Fort
Peck Indian agency this morning. For
upwards of a week Pretty Boy, one cf
the Yankton Sioux tribe, has been loaded
with liquor. Agent Cowan attempted to
discover Pretty Boy's source of supply,
but in vain. The Indian not only man
aged to get all the whiskey lie wanted,
but had some to spare, which he distrib
uted among the younger bucks at th'
agency. This morning Pretty Boy
MADE A MURDEROUs ATTACK
upon his squaw. Seizing a stick of fire
wood, he dealt the helpless creature
a blow on the head which cut a deep gash
in the scalp and fractured her skull. Not
satisfied with this, the bloodthirsty brute,
crazed by the liquor he had imbibed,
jumped upon the prostrate body of the
squaw, and, taking a knife out of his belt,
made preparations to scalp her. By this
time a crowd of nearly 100 Indians had
gathered around the couple. In the
crowd were a number of Indian police,
RUSHED UPON PRETTY BOY
and dragged him from the body of the
squaw. This so enraged Pretty Boy that,
shaking off his captors, he ran to his te
pee and secured a Winchester rifle. He
at once opened fire on the police, instant
ly killing two of them and fatally wound
ing a third. He then proceeded to where
his squaw was lying, and placing the
muzzle of the rifle between her lips, fired
four shots, literally blowing the woman's
head to piecos. This done, the red devil
attempted to effect his escape, firing re
peatedly at the Indians who were in pur
suit of him. Finding his escape impossi
ble, he halted on the brow of a hill about
a mile from the agency, and after sever
ing the arteries in his wrist with his
hunting knife, shot himself through the
heart, death being instantaneous. The
CREATED GREAT EXCITEMENT
at the agency, and had it not been for
the presence of Capt. Lloyd Wheaten and
two companies of the 20th infantry.
the family of which Pretty Boy was the
black sheep would have been lynched.
An examination of the squaw showed
that she was enceinte, and that her ac
couchement would have probably have
occurred within a few days. When not
in liquor Pretty Boy was one of the most
tractable and peaceably disposed Indians
at the agency. The fact that this trage
dy is directly attribnted to the liquor he
had obtained surreptitiously will result
in an investigation, and if the party who
supplied the stuff can be located, he will
be made an example of.
GOT TIHE DROP ON HIIMI.
Mr. Houx Monkeys With the Wife of the
BILLINGS. December 17.-Deputy Sher
iff H. G. Lyons arrived from Junction
this morning, having in custody V. B.
Strong, whom he had arrested for killing
Wm. Houx, a stockman of Hawk creek, at
that place, about fifty miles northeast of
Billing. Houx, being enamored of Mrs.
Strong, had made repeated advances to
ward her and attempted several times to
induce her to leave her husband, but
without avail. He threatened at numer
ous times to kill Strong, on whom he had
twice leveled a Winchester, Mrs. Strong
each time placing herself between the
muzzle of the weapon and her husband
and averting bloodshed. On the morning
of the 16th Houx renewed his abuse and
threatened the life of Strong, when the
latter drew his revolver and shot Houx
through the heart, remarking, "You have
had the drop on me long enough; this
time I have the best of it." The coroner
left for the scene of the tragedy at noon.
The victim was married and leaves severe
al children. It is thought a verdict of
justifiable homicide will be the result of
To Regulate the Output.
MILWATUKEE, December 18.--At the ses
sion of the Millers' convention ofthe west
and northwest to-day, resolutions were
adopted calling for a curtailment of the
output of the mills of the country for
January to one-half the average capacity;
the naming of a committee of three to
regulate the output on the advice of
three-fourths of the mills of the country;
asking the railroads to make the export
rate 5 per cent. less than the internal
rate, and forbidding the consignment of
flour by mills for three months after Jan
uary 1st, 1889.
A Cowboy in Trouble.
BILLINGS, December 20.--This mornin*
Under Sheriff Erwin arrived from Jun4
tion, having in custody Joseph Goldin
who had been arrested at that place bj.
Deputy Crimmins for the forgery of t
firm name of S. R. Miller & Son, stow
raisers, of Huntley, on checks rangin '
from $10 to $60 in value. The prisoner,
who is familiarly known as Scar-Faced
Joe, and Tex., has been employed in and
about this place for the past two years,
and is a typical Texas cowboy and des
perate character, and for the past fifteen
days has been presenting checks to busi
ness houses, which were cashed without
question on account of the smallness of
the amounts. P. T. Linton & Co., of Bil
lings, and Paul McCormick &. Co., of
Junction, are the heaviest losers. The
prisoner waived examination and in de
fault of $3,000 bonds will languish in jail
till the spring termr of court.
THE CAUSE O)F STATEHOOD.
South Dakota D)entiorats Urge Iininedliate
)iviision add Admission
MITCHELL, Dak.. December 20.-At the
convention of South Dakota democrats
to-day for the purpose of taking action to
advance the cause of statehood, the dele
gates were present from twenty one coun
ties. A committee of leading democrats
of the territory was appointed to go to
Washington and present the matter to
congress. The convention adopted a
memorial to congress which, after urging
division and immediate admission, repre
sents that the admission of the territory
of Dakota, by the east and the west, for
many years, has been desired and is ex
pected by its citizens; that congress has
been memorialized to that end without
avail by sixteen successive legislative as
semblies; that, anticipating division,
throughout all those years intervening
since the first settlement of the territory,
all hope has been guided and all interests
builded to that end.
The constitution adopted at the elect
ion in 1885 is considered as proper and in
every way desirable. Immediate action
is therefore urged.
Verdict in the Strong Case.
BILLINGS, December 20.-The coroner's
jury brought in a verdict of murder in
the second degree in the case of V. B.
Strong, who killed Winm. Houx at Hawk
creek on Sunday.
Hayes Visits Indianapolis.
INsIANAPOLIS, Decenbher 2.-Generiii
Harrison's visitors to-day were not nearly
as numerous as yesterday. Quite a num
ber of western veterans who attended the
Loyal Legion banquet remained over to
day and were among his callers. Ex
President Hayes, with his son Ruther
ford B., drove out to General Harrison's.
When General Hayes called with the
members of the Loyal Legion yesterday
General Harrison expressed a desire to
see him alone, and the appointment was
made for a talk this morning. It is sup
posed the main purpose of the conference
was to obtain from the ex-president some
information acquired in his experience as
chief magistrate. It is believed by some
politicians that General Hayes will be of
fered a mission abroad by the new presi
ident. During the conference the other
day with General Britton, the chairman
of the inauguration committee, it is
learned the president-elect made a re
qutest that the survivors of his old regi
ment, the Seventh Indiana, should con
stitute his escort to Washington. Here
tofore federal troops have been the guard
of the president-elect on inauguration
The Delsarte System to be Illustrated by
Kilrain and Mitchell.
CHICAGO, December 20.---The police last
night notified "Parson" Davies that the
sparring exhibitions of Mitchell and Kil
rain, which are being given under his
management, must cease. This evening
Davies secured a temporary injunction
restraining the authorities from interfer
ing with his show. In his bill Davies
said Mitchell and Kilrain were engaged
to give "certain exhibitions of the Del
sarte movement for physical culture and
imitations of the science of sparring."
CANNON THE WINNER.
SCRANTON, Pa., December 20.-The sec
ond international wrestling contest be
tween Tom Cannon, of Cincinnati, the
champion mixed wrestler of the world,
and Antonio Perrott, the Greek, took
place here to-night and was won by the
former. The match was for $1,000 a side,
the winner to get 75 per--ent. of the ad
mission rebeipts, was fought catch-as
SULLIVAN, CALLED DOWN.
BOSTON, December 20.--Representatives
of the backers of Kilrain to-day decided I
to cover John L. Sullivan's deposit of 1
$5,000 at the New York Clipper office. t
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Aid Wanted in Canada.
QUEBEC, December 20.-The most seri
ous consequences of .the recent storm t
wete felt in back county villages. The
crope have been bad, and, hemmed in by
sanow, many families are suffering for the
actual neceLasties of life. Farmerse are
killing stock. Cardinal Taaschereau and
the premier have appealed to the public.
The cabinet Ilst evening decided to ask
th govewor to send imnaediate aid to t
te sufferers. t.
~TA Ni,EY SAFE
The Great African Explorer Turns Up
Sond and Well.
ZANZIBAR, December 22.-One of the
special messengers sent to the interior in
October, in the hope of obtaining news of
Emin and Stanley, has sent a dispatch
announcing he had met Arab traders from
Wadelai who said that Stanley met
Emin there about June 25th. Stanley,
the traders said, had plenty of stores. IHe
had endured great privations, but he and
all his party \w ere w ell, although greatly
THE DELAY IN H: EA('HING WADVILA[
was due to diflicu ities encountered on the
route. Emin was i, a fairly good position,
although his .N',g pt ian otficers were grunm
Mling, nanl numay v f his soldiers had de
serted. The knigs of Uganda and Unyro
were hostile to Elti;., xw o(, in November
had to repel depredatory iincursions from
the east. His general health was good.
A fortnight after Stanley's arrival Einin
received a message from the Mahdi ponm
I pously intimating his intention to subdue
the whole country as far as the great
lake, and promising good treatment if he
submitted. Emnin replied that before
evacuating he must wait for the Mahdi to
prove the legitimacy of his claim to the
province. Emin told Stanley that he did
not desire to leave Wadelai. The entire
route to the east coast
WAS MOST DA;NGEROUS
on account of the incessant agitation
among the tribes and the hostility of
Wagna. Toward the middle of April,
hearing that a force of N ahdists were
coming, Emin ordered his advanced posts
between Dufile and Lahdo to retire to
Wadelai, and Stanley sent messengers to
the kings of Reganda and Unyoro. About
the end of April when the traders left
Wadelai, Stanley was anxious, owing to
the absence of news from his rear guard
on the Amuwimi, and was arranging to
send a strong detachment in search of
them along the route which he himself
had followed. Stanley also urged Emin
to leave Wadelai with him to regain the
coast. Emin sent out several couriers
with news to Europe. One was the. :- c
rier sent by the foreign consuls at Zauzi
lbar toaDrrise Emin of the departure of
the relief expedition. This courier had
remained at Wadelai and was sent back
to the east coast after Stanley. Another
courier was sent in another direction.
A Hitch in His Delivery to the United
REGINA, N. W. T., December, 19.-This
afternoon before Judge Richardson a
spirited argument took place between T.
C. Johnson, counsel for George Godas,
and D.L. Scott, for the United States
government. Godas is charged with hav
ing murdered John Embody in Lewis and
Clarke county, Montana. in September,
1887. He was duly tried for this murder
and convicted and sentenced to be hang
ed. Pending the execution of his sen
tence he escaped and was passed from
one band of Indians to another till he
reached Edmunton in the vicinity of
which place he located. His whereabouts
being finally discovered he was arrested
by the mounted police authorities on in
formation of Montana's sheriff, Hathaway,
and brought here to await extradition
proceedings. Monday last Johnson ob
A RULE OF "NISI PRIMUS."
to show cause why the writ of habeas
corpus should not be issued. The argu
ment this afternoon was on Monday's or
der. Johnson contends that the evidence
before Judge Richardson in the proceed
ings is insufficient. Scott argued the evi
dence is quite sufficient. The judge over
ruled Johnson's objection that the prison
er should have been adjudged under the
Canadian law, on the ground that the
treaty in that respect only requires that
the evidence should be such, as which un
der the Canadian law, the prisoner would
be similarly held. Both counsel quoted
authority in support of their respective
grounds. Judge Richardson stated that
he would give his decision on the order
WASHINGTON, December 19.-The house
committee on territories to-day decided
to call up the bill of Representative Ba
ker, for the admission of South Dakota,
on January 15, under the resolution of
the house making the question a special
order from day to day. After the Baker
bill is taken up, it is proposed to substi
tute for it the omnibus bill agreed upon
by the democratic caucus and bring the
latter up every day until it is finally act
ed upon by the house. The c~mmittee
decided to give a hearing on January 19,
to all persons interested in bills for the
admission of Utah.
Smallpox in Butte.
BuTTE, December 19.-Albert Matleck,
recently from Denver, a g"i., at One Of
the hot+s, reported yesterday afterioon
that he was sick and unable to leave his
bed. Dr. Leavitt was summoned and dis
covered at once that the stranger was die
veloping a case of smallpox. Dr. Amsden
was then called in, and agreed with D)r.
Leavitt in his diagnosis -f the case. Mat
leek was immediately removed to the
county peor house and placed in the hos
pital, and the room thor uighly fumigated
and disinfected, so that no fear is enter
tained of the disease spreading.
A I)esperate Man.
FLORE.c:I, December 20. --Countess
'osta was stabbed to death in a carriage
here to-day by a captain in the armŽ, who
then coniuiitted suicide by shooting him
selt with a revolver.
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(T;S'NSVILLE, Fla., December 19. The
reli f coummittee will return to the donors
the surplus of the fund subscribed to the
yellow fever sufferers. All factories have
rese;uned work and tourists are comning in.
MAY (Ct()SS 'HillE TRACK.
A I siioni W', hich Downs the ('anadiai |'a
cific ani i Is ai Victory FIor the North
WiNNIPEG, December 22,. The supreme
court at Ottawa has lnaniois:liv decided
in favor of the province of Manitoba ia
the dispute about the right to cross the
Canadian Pacific tracks. The decision is
as follows: "The question referred to us
by the railway committee of the privy
council was whether the provincial gov
ernment of Manitoba had the right to
enact legislation authorizing the Red
River Valley railway to cross the Fem
bina branch of the Canadian Pacific road
and the Manitoba and Southwestern
Sbranches of the Canadian Pacific. In an
swer to said question, this court, having
heard the counsel on both sides, is unani
mously of the opinion the said statute of
Manitoba is valid and effectual so as to
confer the authority on the railway com
missioner, in said statute of Manitoba
mentioned, to construct a railway as the
Portage extension of the Red River. Val
ley railway, crossing the Canadian Pacific
railway, the railway committee of the
i privy council first approving of the mode
and place of crossing and first giving their
directions as to the matters mentioned in
sections 174, 175 and 176 of the railway
act." There is great rejoicing at the re
Another Whitechapel T.ystery.
LONDON, December 22.-Another White
chapel mystery developed to-day. The
body of a woman of low character was
found in the road in one of the popular
suburbs with a vial by her side, and it
was supposed she had committed suicide.
The doctors say no poison was found in
her stomach and that the woman was
strangled with a small cord.
Anaconda Review: Anaconda is not go
ing to shut down. Everything about
town wears a prosperous look. Smoke
curls from the tall chimneys with more
than usual grace. The walls of the ho
tel are receiving their shapely crown and
some of us will read Christmas greetings
from far distant friends under tha g!are
of the new electric lights. We are con
ing up merrily towards Christmas joys.
Yule log and holly, taper and nut-brown
ale will have their place in our festivities.
Good cheer rules at every fireside in Ana
c6nda. Our people are busy making
matte and framing cabinets for Harri
Something in it.
The report which has gained current
about the Rocky Fork road, very different
from many of the rumors concerning thr.'
intricate deal, appears to contain more
than passing substance. It was learned
that H. M. Keefe, the contractor, was
preparing to start to the scene of opera
tions with a number of men, and the
Northern Pacific ticket office was besieged
all day by men inquiring rates. From
persons in position to know, it was assert
ed that work would be commenced at
once owing to the near expiration of the
charter, which, it is stated, fags out' in 45
days. A large force of men will be put
to work, and it is expected that in 60 days
the bulk of the work will be completed.
Anaconda is not going to shut down.
Everything about town wears a prcsper
ous look. Smoke curls from the top of
the great chimneys at the smelter with
more than usual grace. The walls of the
hotel are receiving their shapeiy crown
and some of us will read Christmas greet
ings from far distant friends under the
glare of the new electric lights. We are
coming up merrily toward Christmas joys,
Yule log and holly", taper and nut-brown
ale will have their place in our festivities.
Good cheer rules at every fireside in Ana
conda. Ourº le are busy making
matte and framitg cabinets for HaB ison.