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IN ThE TOMB w
Pamlies of Europe Gather for E
the Last Time About Alex- O.
ander III. S.
H GREAT POMP AND SHOW u
Osthedral Packed with Those
Would Give Thee Lst la
Hoaers of Earth. o
Parsa.aso, Nov. 19.-The en
t of the remne of the late
plane today in the cathedral of
ter and St. Paul. A thiok fog en
the city but the populace was e
at the earlieet possible hour. The e'
was packed, inoluding repre- d
tives of all the Imperial and royal le
of Europe. The services were Is
noted by the metropolitan of this 01
and Moscow. The former con- P
the osarina to a place near the it
whioh reposed in state in the cen- ri
tof the oathedral. The czar and P
d dukes and members of the royal b
y took positions on the right and I
y military omers in attendance were a
ped behind the bier. On the left t
foreign ambassadors and ministers s
their staffs, while grouped and 4
und in different parts of the oathe- b
were countless delegations from ii
.an olties and elsewhere, including
erous delegations from France. The
ral services began at 10:30 a. m. and t
until about I o'clock. Over thirty
bers of the royal families of Europe
tded by glittering suites were pree
After the long service the czarina
others took a last farewell of the re
of Alexander III. The czar then
the imperial mantle over the body
the coffin was carried by the czar
certain princes to the tomb.
The Last Honors at Berlin.
m.n, Nov. 19.-An imposing fu
ceremony in honor of the late czar,
sander III., took place today in
church of the Russian embassy.
peror William in Russian uniform,
mpanied by the empress, drove to
e church in an open carriage and was
nt during the ceremony. All the 1
piomstic corps, including the United
stes ambassador, Theo Runven, and 1
any other notables were present.
THEY FAVOM THE CANAL.
entoers and Congressmen Advocate Aid
to the Niearagua Seheme.
BAz.miona, Nov. 19.-The Manufao
rers' Record of this week publishes
letters from a large number of
cited States senators and congressmen
ving their views upon the question of
bother the government should give
ancial aid to secure the early con
notion of the Nicaragua canal. The
tere are probably about equally di
ded between democrats and republic
Senator Sherman of Ohio writes that
1 is thoroughly committed to the con
otion of the Nicaragua canal and
phasises the report made to the sen
In favor of government aid.
Senator Walsh of Georgia says that
Nicaragua canal is the greatest en
prise now before the business world.
e believes that it should be built and
ntrolled by the United States govern
H. O. Lodge of Massachusetts, J. H.
Gallinger of New Hampshire, William B.
Allison of Iowa, C. H. Grosvenor of Ohio,
G. D. Wise of Virginia, A. McDowell of
Pennsylvania, and W. M. Curtis of New
York also write in a similar strain, each
urging the paramount importance of the
enterprise to this country.
AT ST. LOUI..
Subjeots to Be Discussed at the Tams
ST. Louts, Nov. 19.-Arrangements
have been practically completed for the
tranemislesiippi congress whioh will meet
here on the 20th inst. Three sessions
have been arranged for and the subjects
will be: Monday, "Irrigation," Hon. El
wood Mead, president of the national ir
rigatio congresse and state engineer of
Wyoming, Hon. W. E. Smythe, chair
man of the executive committee of the
national irrigation congress and editor
of the Irrigation Age, Hon. J. E. Merry
of Lawrence, Kan., and P. H. Newell of
e United States geological survey.
'eseday, "The Nicaragua Canal," Prof.
rtcmy DeKalb of the school of mines
the Univeoeity of Missouri and Capt.
.W. Merry of San Francieoo; "Recl
ity in Trade," ex-Gov. Stannard of
iseouri; "Our Relations with Hawaii,"
ugh Craig of San Francisco. Wednee
day, "The Remonetisation of Silver," ex
Gov. Price of New Mexico, Col. G. E.
Leighton of St. Louis, Hon. T. M. Pat
teroon, oi-congressman from Colorado,
andeditor of the Rocky Mountain News,
and ex-Oov. Anthony of Kansas.
Valley County Omelals.
GrLatow, Nov. 19.-The oficoial vote
of Valley county shows the election of
eight democrat., three republicans and
two populists, and a majority of 167 for
Heles. For congress Corbett received
188 votes, Hartman 162, Malden 1, Smith
97. For assodlate justioe: Hunt 136,
Laee 131, Beeves 96. Charles Hurd,
demoorat, V elected tate eseator. R.
W. Garland, demoorat, and 0.W. Hunter, U
republican, were loted repreeentatives,
while R. P. Herbald and C. S. Stafford,
republlcans, and . A. Sweeney, dem.
oorat, tied for representative, with 142 Th
votes esch. For county attorney, L. P.
Evan, democraot, was elected. as were
O. E. Hall, democrat, clerk and recorder;
8. A. Willis, populist, sheriff; Allan J.
MoMllan, democrat, treasurer; O. D. Th
Polley, republican, aeseseor; W. W.
Mabee, republican, clerk of the district
court; W. H. Means, populist, public
administrator; Geo. Harley, democrat,
coroner; Mark D. Hoyt, demoorat, super
nlatendnt of schoole; Arch W. Mahon,
no opposition, surveyor.
THm PaI TTY 00-ODS JaI
At Aan Arbor Make the Boys tig Itra
Aux Anmos, Mich., Nov. 19.-The fight 00(
for the suppression of drinking and ver
emoking habits among university stu- trin
dents recently Instituted by the reform ice
league is growing warmer daily. The jul
league has enlisted the servicee of a score
,of pretty co-eds, who circulate this cm
pledge: "I will not use alcoholic drinks be
in any way nor tobacco." The students eel
readily sign the pledges when the girls B
I present them. A private detective hu an
I been at work among the students for ca
some time gathering information againest sa
saloon keepers who break the laws, and
t today he was re-enforced by six students
who will act in the capacity of spice. sic
I The students threaten a tar and feather s
bee itf the identity of any of these spies
lis discovered. se
S eorFgnillng the Manta Fe. te
Naw YoRn, Nov. 19.--The directors of cc
the Sante Fe railroad today elected a re- b
organisation committee with power to w
act. The committee consists of E. B. q`
Cheney, Jr., Thomas P. Fowler, W. L. t6
Bull, A. Nickerson and E. J Berwind.
n IMPBOVEMENTS AT BELT.
r The Coal Washing and Coke Plant Well
Meers. Cunningham and iRos who it
are looking after the construction of the
coke and coal washing plant in Belt, ,
came in Sunday, and Mr. Cunningham di
n returned yesterday. They report that *
. the plant is well under way, but that at
they have been and still are greatly re- n
' tarded in the work by a lack of brick. tl
u Mr. Rose remarked that If they had t
L plenty of brick they could put about 80
d more bricklayers at work and finish up
d the ovens in a couple of weeks. As it is
they are obliged to lay the brlcklayers
oi half the time. They need about 90 .
care of brick more. b
The coal washing building le up four a*
stories and the root is on. Last week ft
they put in the big boiler. It was quite ti
a task to get it off the cars and into the o
a- building, as It weighed fifteen tone. e
They are today setting up the engine, o
which has a capacity of 80 horse power. t
The coal is conveyed to the washing c
tn plant from a big bin under the trestle at (
of No. 1 tunnel, which holds about 300 tons. a
It is taken to the washing plant by
re means of a link chain which carries a
n- lot of little scoops through a steel
as trough, and is capable of conveying I
li. about 30 tons an hour. It delivers the
coal at the top of the building, and after
the coal has passed through a number of
screens and washin operations it is
at dropped into little care which convey it
n. to the coke ovens by means of 1,600 feet
ad of endless wire rope.
Twenty ovens are now completed and
n- fires have been started in them for the
purpoee of drying them out. Mr. Roes
at is confident that the coke business at
Belt will prove a great succesm.
d. Masonio Ledge at Glasgow.
ad Monday evening the Masonic bretbren 1
'- organised a Masonic lodge under letters
of dispensation from the Grand Lodge of
H. Montana. The following members were
B- included in the dispensation: E. H. Bel
io, yea, John Kent, George Deans, R. P. Her. I
, bold, J. A. McKenzie, D. C. Kyle, W. J.
Knapp, L. P. Roundy, R. W. Getty, John
sw Hayfield, H. H. Hedgen, Fred Sims and
ch S. A Sweeney. Regular meetings will
he be held in the Kerr hall the first and
second Monday of each month. Officers
of the lodge are as follows: E. H. Bel.
yea, W. M. John Kent, S. W.; George
Deans, J. W.; R. P. Herbold. secretary;
SW. J. Knapp, treasurer.-Valley County
The Waaderer Returns.
A. F. Sohmits, formerly of the firm of
Sohmitz & Henderson, a well known
businese man of Great Falls. returned to
this cdty Sunday, after about a year's
absence. Mr. Shomits states that dur.
ing his absence he has been all over the
the United States from the Pacific to
the Atlantic, but he failed to find any
place which he liked as well as Great
Falls, and so he has returned to make
his hume here again. He expects after
he has looked around a little to start in
business here once more.
Z. T. Burton, the energetic land and
immigration agent of Choteau, was in
town Sunday and stated to a TRinuxe
reporter that he expected a couple of
small parties of farmere to settle on his
land at Burton this season yet. The col
ony now there are greatly pleased with
the oonditions now surrounding them
and next spring will witness a very large
addition to their numbers, as nearly all
of them have written to friends advising
them to come out to thIs state.
Plaenlg soldiers Around.
SHANGHAI, NOV. 19.-The viceroy of
Tien Tsln is placing soldiers around the
foreign settlement to protect it sgainst
the depredations of soldiers from the
mutinous camps. If the Japanese take
Port Arthur it is expected they will land
enroute to Pekin, forty miles south of
An OMelal speed Trial.
New Lox.ox, Coon., Nov. 19.-The
torpedo boat, Erlooson, was started on
her ofaael speed trial this morlng.
The day was clearand the wind high.
HERE'S A NICE KETTLE OF FISH t,
The 8uprvtme Court Decides Against aq
the School Board in the Mat
ter of the Bonds. tre
The Work on the New High School lu'
Building Will Come to a
Speokl to The Tribone. su'
HBLr rA, Nov. 10.-The supreme court OI
today handed down the opinion in the
case of the State of Montana ex rel
James T. Stanford vs. School District m
No. 1, Cascade county, an action to ree- at
train the respondent from issuing bonds th
of said school district in the sum of $80,- th
000. Judgment of the lower court re- wi
versed and the nese remanded for a new tr
trial. Opinion by Dewitt, associate just- s
ice; concurred in by Pemberton, chief di
justice, and Harwood, assoeiate justice.
The case was submitted to the district
I court here about the middle of Septem
ber and Judge Benton sustained the
school board. The case was at once
ealed to the supreme court, T. E.
Iady ppearing for the school board
" and A. J. Shores for Mr. Stanford. The
case was submitted to the supreme
Scourt a few days ago. The grounds on
which objection was made to the issue
c ,aonds, was as follows: p
5 First. That the notice of the submis. t
m. sion of the question of whether the board fo
should be authorized to issue the bonds
was insufficient. a
Second. That a new chairman and L
secretary of said district No. 1 have been tj
elected since said question was submit- ti
ted to a vote of the people, and that the ft
I coupons attached to said bonds have not C
been signed by the new board, but were d
signed by the abhairman and secretary o0
0 who were such officers at the time the ci
. question was submitted to the vote of ]
Third. That such coupons were not
signed by such chairman and secretary si
but that copies of their respective signs- a
tures were lithographed thereon.
Fourth. That notice of sale was only
n given for ten days. t
Fifth. That section 1,950, compiled b
to statutes, provides that n- additional d
bonds shall be eissued until the entire a
1 outstanding bonds be paid; that a form- A
er series of bonds has been issued by the ii
m district which are unpaid, and that the b
at said section 1,950 is not repealed by the
act of 1893, approved Feb. 14,1893. t
Sixth. That the statute provides that d
e' no bonds shall be sold below par; that y
k. the bonds are not to be delivered until "
id the supreme court has passed on their c
1 validity, and that the interest on the a
bonds from May 1, 1893, may exceed the
iP premium paid before the supreme court c
is shall have passed upon such question.
re It will be observed that objections 1
0 related not only to the legality of the ,
bonds, but also to the leality of the t
ar sale of the bonds, and it does not appear
k from the dispatch received on which of t
t these grounds the decision of the lower t
b* court was reversed. The bonds were 1
Is. sold to the Northwestern National bank
1e, on a contract which contained a clause s
ir. to the effect that the bonds were pur- i
Schbased subject to a favorable decision by
at the supreme court as to their validity, i
i and if this was not given the school I
by trustees pledged themselves to do all in I
their power to return to the bank the ,
9 sums of money advanced during the i
8 pendancy of the suit for theconstruction
e of the high school building. The bank
er has already advanced over $15,000 in this
w Yust how they will get back their
it money does not yet appear. It may be
iet however, that the supreme court decision
refers to the sale of the bonds and does
nd not impeach the validity of the bonds
he themselves, and in that case the tangle
3 may be straightend out more easily.
In any event, however, it is pretty evi
dent that not much more work will be
done on the school building at present,
and the board will be in more need of
yn the services of a lawyer than a building
School BoDdl Are Invalid.
From a short synopsis of the text of
the supreme court decision in the case
of the state ex rel James T. Stanford vs.
the board of school directors of District E
Nc. 1, Cascade county, it appears that a
I the ccurt holds that the bond issue of
180,000 is atally defective. The court u
says "that the published notice of the a
election for the bond issue submitted r
only two propositions, the amount and c
purpose of the bonds, and neglected to
state the rate of interest, the time paya
ble and the time redeemable,as required
by law. The propositions omitted, the
court finds material and vital and not
simply needless formalities. These three
important matters the people never had I
a chance to pass on. Hence the reversal
y of the lower court."
t Thia decision knocks the foundation
e from under the whole bond transaction, I
as it is aimed at the validity of the bonds
themselves and is not merely a technical
objection to the manner of their sale or
the method of affixing signatures. It
n leaves the school board in a rather dell
cate situation, besides, as it now appears
t that there never any legal bonds issued.
s The money so far expended on the I
construction of the high school building
Shas been furnished by the Northwestern I
e National bank under the following con- a
I tract which, it will be seen, was only a
conditional sale, and, since the decision
of the court, is no sale at all.
Whereas, The Northwestern National
f bank has this day submitted to the
e board of trustees of school district No.
It 1 of Cascade county, Montana, a bid on
is the 180,000 of school bonds offered at I
sale by said board; and,
a Whereas, There is some doubt as to
d the vahlidity of said bonds and said bank
f is desirous of having said bonds passed
on by the supreme court of Montan;
Whersas, Said bank embodies a tip
ulation in said bid to the effect that it
would not accept said bonds unless de
olared valid by said oourt, and,
5. Whereas, Bala school trustees are de.
srow of ing a porton of the proceeds
due from the aele of meid bonds, prior to
the time when it Is probable a decision
of said court can bhe obtained on sala
bonds; now, therefore,
Resolved, In consideration of the sac
cepta.ce of the bid of said bank the lat- Si
ter hereby grees to furnish all money
that shall become necessary for said
trustees to use in erectiug a certain
school building which said district now
contemplate erecting, not to exceed the
l sum of twenty thousand dollars to be Oi
furnished by said bank from time to
time as shall be necessary and in so
cordance with requests to be furnished
to said bank by the said board, said
board hereby agreeing to call for only
such sums and at only such times ua
shall be deemed necessary for the proper
prosecution of the work of erecting said d
SResolved. In consideration of the pre- oh
mises and the foregoing, the trustees of
said school district hereby severally and f
individually pledge themselves that in th
the event the supreme court determines b0
that said bonds are invalid then they
will do everything in their power a such
trustee to have the bank wholly reim
bursed as to such sum or sums of money cc
as said bank shall have advanced said b
district under this agreement. hi
NORTHWESTERN NATIONAL BANK,
By B. D. HATCHER,
C. W. POM~ oy, Chairman, r
S Jo. T. ER.LL, m
J. A. GOoasTVER, a
1 0. M. HOLMEs, ii
s . A. POOLE.
A. J. ExMMRTox,
The case was submitted to the mu h
prems court on briefs by T. E. Brady ti
I for the school boara and M. M. Lyter
d for Mr. Stanford.
Is A. J. Shores intervened in the case and i
argued fully the points raised by Mr. fc
d Lyter in his brief, and this led THEa TrnB- a
n UeN into the error of stating yesterday ai
t- that Mr. Shores appeared for Mr. Stan- t
a ford. Mr. Shores appeared for Susan E. a
t Chbowen and entered the case on an affi
e davit that set up the fact that the action '
ry on the part of Mr. Stanford and the F
se school board was collusive, or, in plain n
f English, that there was no desire on the a
prt of the complainant to win the case. P
t The objections to the bonds were fairly a
ry stated in Mr. Lyter's brief and were t]
- argued fully by Mr. Shores, who also
submitted additional points.
ly To a TRIxBUs reporter Mr. Lyter said
that as far as the bonds were concerned
d he had always considered their validity Ii
al doubtful, and had so advised the bank ii
re at the time of their conditional purchase.
n- As to the money advanced by the bank t
e it could be recovered in two ways, but
re he did not care to say what they were.
be Speaking of the decision of the court,
Mr. Shores said the oupreme court man
t date knocks the foundation out from e
at under the whole bond transaction and I
til all the pro3eedings bad by the board in
sir connection with building the high school I
he are illegal and void.
be The McKay contract is void and with- I
irt out any binding force against the school I
district, for the reason that the people
a have provided no funds for its erection I
he and the board had no authority to make I
he the contract.
ar The debt incurred by the school board a
of to the Northwestern National bank is I
rer also void against the school district for I
Pre the reason that the school board has no
nk authority to borrow money to build
as school houser and it cannot be collected
ir- lany legal manner.
by The suit was brought by Mr. Stanford
ty, to restrain the school board from deliver
al ing the bonds, from which it is inferred I
in that no actual delivery of these docu- I
he mente has been made, and they are yet I
he in the custody and posseslion of the I
on school board. In any event, the bonds,
sk under the decision of the supreme court,
hiare worthless as securities. Should the
people vote a new issue of bonds for the
sir purpose of building a high school, the
he money so realized could not be legally
on used for the payment of a debt illegally
Dee incurred by the school board.
ds Contractor McKay, being interviewed
le by the reporter, said that he was going
ahead with the work on the chbool and
avi- should continue until he was ordered to
be stop by the board. He had received his
ant, money for all the work and material in
of the building except about 63,000, so that
ing he could not be very seriously embar
ransed by the decision of the court in
any event, and he felt confident that
everything would come out all right in
of the end.
A Hermit suicides.
Parties who came in from Sun River
Sunday brought the news of the suicide t
of an eccentric individual named Robert
Coulter, who had lived the life of a her.
mit fur the last tifteen years, residing in I
a cabin near the headwaters of the Sun
river, and seldom having any communi
cation with anybody.
He seemed to have made deliberate I
preparation for the tragic event, for he
left two notes in the cabin in which he
lived, one of them stating that he had t
gone away for a few days, and the other
asking some kind-hearted person to
take the money in a pocket-book left
near the note and take good care of his
cat. Having perfected these arrange
ments he went to another cabin about
a quarter of a mile distant and unoccu
pied, and spreading out his bedding on
the floor he laid down with a winchester
rifle which he had previously cocked.
Iie placed the muzzle to his head and
with a stick with a nail driven into the
head of it reached out and pushed
against the trigger. The bullet crashed
through his skull, blowing the top of his
head off. The suicide probably took
place Friday. He was found Saturday,
and a coroner's inquest held at Augusta
brought in a verdict of suicide. No one
knew much about the old man's history
as he was very reticent about himself,
but it li said that he was a Union
soldier in the war.
These Are uanters.
A hunting party consisting of Messrs.
Collett, Blankenbaker and Dr. Fairfield
have just returned from the bad lands
at the mouth of the Judith. They re
port seven deer as the result of their
skill, but no evidence of that fact has
been seen up to date at this otses.
A party of hunters consisting of Wm.
Cockrill, Otto Shoenfeldt, Jack Enright
and several others chartered the "Mia
nie" steamboat and went up the rver a
few daysgo to kill geese. Mr. Shoens
feld walked in last night from Ulm and
reports the whole party stuok on a sand
I bar and no geese when he left.
Mrs. A. B. Elkins of Evans is at the
SConlumbus hospital, being laid up with a
I sever attack of rheumatism.
CATTLE THIEVES CAPTURED F
Sheriff Dwyer Made an Important
Captare Yesterday-Caught t
One of the Thieves Tried to Stand ns
the Sheriff Off With
a Big Gunn. la
Deputy SherlR Dwyer came in Tues.- 8
day afternoon with a couple of prisoners l
whom be arrested near Box Elder on a oil
charge of stealing cattle. Last night on
after dark he captured a third man in a
the city who is implicated in the same p
The history of the can is as follows:
Last Sunday a freighter from Fergus 1
county camped near Robert Blanken
baker's ranch. In the morning some of
his horses had strayed and he rode all ali
over that section of the country looking p
for thbem. In the course of his search he
ran acrose a little coulee about three fr
miles from Blankenbaker's, in which lay am
a steer that had been shot and a tk
little further on a cow had been a
slaughtered, skinned, and quartered and ti
the beet lay on the ground, while the tl
brand on the hide had been cut out and le
the hide cut to pieces. Judging by ap. «
pearances that someone had been steal
ing cattle he came into town and in
formed the sheriff of what he had men,
and Monday night Deputy Sheriff Dwyer A
and Under Sheriff Moran went out to a
the coulee, where the be.f was cached, P
and watched all night for someone to V
come and take it away, but no one came. J
Yesterday morning County Attorney i
Freeman and Deputy Sheriff Dwyer re- J
newed the watch and were rewarded d
about 11 o'clock by seeing three men ap- a
proach a shack in the neighborhood with I.
a team ev.dently prepared to carry away
the beef. The men were Sam Sims, Ed
Short, and M. Erhardt. Short, however,
seemed to have some suspicion that he
Iwas watched and, detaching himself
I from the others, strolled over to the cou
lee, where he saw the deputy sheriff lying c
in hiding. This was enough for t
him, and he lost no time in making
tracks for the city without taking pains
t to notify his companions. The sheriff
went up to the shaback at once and put c
the other two men under arrest. He c
found inside the shack and in the wagon
n about half a dozen butcher knives for
d skinning and cutting up beef. There c
n was also a bloody axe in the cabin, and 1
,l a blouse belonging to Sims covered with 1
blood and grease. A three-seated ex
. press wagon which had recently been a
,l stolen from Murphy & Maclay was also
e found in the shack. The prisoners were I
n brought to the city and placed in the a
e city jail, and Sheriff Dwyer started out
to locate Short, with whose haunts he
d appeared to be well acquainted, for he
is found him in a very short time in al
mr shack back of the Holter Lumber Co.'s
o yard which is occupied by a woman
d with whom Short has been on in
d timate terms. When Dwyer appeared
Short made a dive for his hip pocket,
d where he had a big navy revolver, but
r. the deputy sheriff was too quick for him
d and had him covered before he could
1. reach it. Seeing that resistance was
t useless he surrendered, and the deputy
,e sheriff marched him up to the county
a, jail with his hands up and a gun at the
t, back of his head. The county attorney
is and Mr. Dwyer then made a visit to Mrs.
ie Grogan's residence in the alley back of
me the Globe theater, where Sims was in the
ly habit of visiting, and found there three
ly quarters of a calf, which Sims had
brought in last Sunday. The other
md quarter was discovered in the wagon at
:g the shack. It was also found that some
time last week Sims and Short had been
to offering the four quarters of a cow for
is sale on the west side, and the place where
in it had been killed and dressed about
at a week ago was discovered near the
r coulee near Box Elder before referred to.
In Several shells were also picked up in the
at coulee which fitted the Winchester rifle
in found in the shack and with which the
cattle were evidently killed. Altogether
the state has a very complete eace against
the two men, Short and Sims. The shack
er belongs to Sims, who has some land in
dI that vicinity.
Short is the man who was caught
rt stealing coal by the wagon load some
ar- time ago on the West siede and served a
in term in the county jail for the offense.
Erhardt is a stage carpenter employed
in one of the variety theaters and states
that he was employed by Sims to go out
to his ranch to pant the stolen wagon
ite belonging to Murphy & Maclay and had
he no other connection with the other two
be men, and his statement may prove
or The only clue to the ownership of the
to stolen cattle which the county attorney
aft had last night was the brand S A on the
is calfskin, but he has the means of getting
this information later. Several rolls of
ut new fence wire and other plunder which
u- appeared to have been stolen were found
on in the shack.
PARKB ARB CHRISTENED.
The Park Commlssloners and City Council
Committee Name the Public Parks.
The park commissioners and a comrn- t
mittee from the city council held a t
meeting Tuesday evening at Paris Gib- e
son's offce and agreed upon names for t
the various city parks. These names I
will be reported to the council at its.
next meeting, and when confirmed by
them the public parks of the city will I
be duly christened by the names they a
will bear in the future. The following !
are the names agreed on:
For the small park, opposite the Park i
hotel, between Central avenue and First I
avenue south, the name of Gibson park I
was adopted, in honor of the founder ofl
the city, and one who has done more
than any other single oisiaen to secure to
Great Falls magnificent park grounds.
The small park on the other aide of
Central avenue, opposite the Bach-oory
building, was named Magaret park in
honor of the first white woman who eveor
saw the Falls of the Misourlriver. Hoer
name was Margart Harkae, a daugh.
ter of Captain Herknee, who ran a I
steamboat called thBhreveport between I
St. Loule and Fort Beatoe. 8he mades
a trip with her father to this astion in
1M9, and aooompanied by the half-bred
scout Cadot as a guide visited the Great
Falls of the Missouri, being the first
white woman who ever trod the future
site of the city of Great Falls. The
strip of land that lies along the river
from the wagon bridge to the railroad
tretle, with its noble grove of trees, was
named Riverside park as properly deslg
natang its location, and tle large park
on the other side of Park drive was
I named Oascade park.
The park on the south of the city was
named after the addition in which it is
located, which also well describes its
natural features, Highland park, and the
extensive piece of ground lying along the
Sun river and purchased by the city for
a suburban pleasure ground for the ben
efit of the citisens of the future metrop
oils of the state was named in honor of
I one of Montana's most illustrious ciati
sene, and a warm friend and believer in
the destiny of Great Falls-Broadwater
A PLEASANT suBPRIIr.
Mr. aed Mrs. Murdoch Melestie Pre
Pested With a Silver Service.
Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch McKenzie, re
siding in the B. & M. addition, were
pleasantly surprised Tuesday evening
last. A number of neighbors and
friends dropped in by prearranged plan,
and when the company had gathered
the host and hostes were presented with
an elegant silver tea service as a mark of
the esteem in which they were held by
their friends. When the surprised recip
ients of this handsome present had re
covered from their astonishment, refresh
ments were served and things made
pleasant for their unlooked-for guests.
r Among those present on the occasion
o were: Messrs. J. M. Mahoney, J. A. Mc
I, Phail, D. Davis, M. S. Baker, G. 8.
o Walgaaott, K. McKenaie. P. Nelson G.
a. Johnson, J. A. Brown, Alexander se
y too, L. Estey, R. Keating. R. Brown J.
s- Johnson. W. Graham, P. Lamont, .rs.
d Swanson. Mrs. J. A. Brown. Mies Oker
man, Miss C. F. Cameron, Miss M. B.
h uameron and Miss Loella Billings.
Aaother Haks Trial.
r, A number of subpcenas were served
I Wednesday on witnesses who are sum
j. moned to Helena to testify in another
g case against Will Hanks growing out of
ir the Merchants National bank failure
[ At the last trial Mr. Hanks was acquit
ig ted by the jury on a charge of wilfully
ut converting the funds of the bank to his
es own use and benefit. 'I'he indictment
mn on which he is to be tried this time is
re disposing of securities belonglag to the
ad bank for his own use and benefit. It is
th the same charge on which he was first
an arrested, and relates to certain shares of
so Cascade bank stock which were asesigned
re by Mr. Hanis to the bank as collateral
be and afterwards sold by him. The de
tense claimed at that time that the stock
be was sold with the knowledge and ap
a proval of some of the directors and the
's money realised used for the benefit of
n the bank. The case comes up in the
dd United States court on Monday next.
ut TER FIBEMEIN' BALL.
Id Committees Appointed to Make Arrange
ity ments for Its Suoeess.
aty The fire laddies propose to give a ball
he this year which will not only equal but
iey surpass those of former years and be the
o ball of the season.
be The committee on arrangements, com
es- posed of Chief James Burns, John Col
ad lins and Phil Gibson, mit Wednesday to
at make arrangements for the seventh an
me nual ball of the Great Falls fire depart
en ment, to be given December 28th, and
for appointed the following committees:
Cut Oommittee on reception-G. H. Ward
_he rop, Sam French, J. A. Moran, W. S.
to. Blauvelt, Phil Gibson, F. W. Wright.
the Committee on floor-Joseph Herring,
fle R. L. Arthur. Chas. French, Paul Voell,
he i Henry.
oer The firemen have for the past seven
Syears given very successful dances, and
k they ask the good citizens to again pat
in rnze them and guarantee a good time
rht t everyone who attends.
"The breaking wam dasuhed hiah
On a starn and rook-bound coast."
It was thus that Mrs. Hemana sang the
landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth, and
she might have added that the Puritan
fathers were nearly as stern as the coast
on which they landed. But, rigid as
were their tenets, they could not al.
together shake off their inheritance
from generations of English ancestors
who thought innocent feasting and
jollity no sin. The first harvest of the
pilgrims was gathered in 16'21, anti old
Governor Bradford appointed a day of
thanksgiving, the evening of which, we
may suppose, was relieved of austerity
by the carnal means of mince and pump
kin pies, and mayhap a mug of hot cider.
Since that time we do not think the
"Old Bay State" has missed a "Thanks
giving." During the Revolutionary war,
the congress annually appointed a day ot
thanksgiving. After the adoption of the
constitution, Washington several times
recommended a day of thanksgiving,
but it never became a national holiday
i until Abraham Lincoln issued a procla
mation for one in 1863. Now it is co
extensive with the Union, and in all
states the children will soon be flocking
home to meet each other and father and
mother once more. A great many of
them, it going to (or by way of) Chicago,
Peoria. St. Louis, Omaha, Kansas City,
Denver, St. Paul or Minneapolis, will
take the Burlington Route, the favorite
line of these cities. For maps, time
tables and tickets apply to your home
agent, or write to W. W. Johnston,
TmI Agent, Billi~ , Mot.
The Beattie brothers, George and
Jim, and Alex MoLea nan, who left Up
per lHihwood a few meths hr
Kuslo, S. C., have returned to Msri e.
r For two weeks past thee have bee
r workg at Swet Gm Wge
bat Jim Beatte wlo s e s ,.
nl mmatorym7 Aeuma ihm wee
beought to ort Dess fl tm ens.
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