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TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES
The Institution Will Commence Its
Work Next Month-Opening
Lecture, Dec. 3.
Scope of the Work--Circular Issued
Giving Terms on Which Pu
pils Are Received.
The proposition for establishing a
training school for nurecs in connection
with the Columbus hospital has now
assumed practical shape and the new in
stitution will commence its work next
month. The first lecture of the course
will be given by Dr. Gelsthorpe on Dec.
3, and the subject will be "The Profes
sion of the Trained Nurse." The lect
urer will give a historical review of the
evolution of the modern trained nurse
and cover the subject in a general man
ner. This lecture will be followed by
others every week. Mrs. Cole, who is a
graduate of one of the London training
schools for nurses, will give a lecture.
The stat! physicians of the hospital, Dre.
Ladd, Longeway, Adams, and Sweat,
will lecture from time to time on sub
jects connected with the profession.
Several other medical gentlemen have
consented to lecture on topics which
they have made a special study. The
aim of the institution is to turn out
thoroughly trained nurses, and its meth.
ode are set forth in a circular which has
just been issued. As the information
contained in the circular is of general
interest to the public as well as to those
intending to take advantage of the in
structions furnished by the school it is
printed in full below:
The Columbus Hospital Training
school for nurses is established to give
two years' training to women desirous of
learning the art of caring for the sick.
Those wishing to obtain the course of
instruction must apply personally or by
letter to the superintendent of nurses
and principal of the the training school,
who will furnish instructions respecting
the personal information to be given by 1
applicants. Candidates must be between
the ages of 20 and 35 years, of good
moral character and sound in bodily and
mental I.ealth. If approved applicant
will be received in the school one month
on probation. During the month of
trial tLe applicant will be examined in t
readirg. writing, arithmetic and English
dictation. This examination is to test
the applicant's ability to read aloud well,
to write legibly and accurately, to under
stand mathematics as far as fractions I
and percentage and to take notes atI
lectures. This amount of education is 4
indispensable for a member of the
school, but applicants are reminded that
women of superior education and culti
vation will be preferred. During the
month of probation the students will be
lodged and boarded at the expense of I
the school, but will receive no other
They will reside in the home and serve
for the first year as assistant in the
wards of the hospital. The second year I
they will he expected to perform any
duty assigned them by the superintend
ent. either to be on service in the hos
pital or be sent to private patients on
application, or nurse the poor.
In addition to board and lodging the
pupil will be allowed per month: First
year. %; second year, 812. This is not a
given ax pay for services rendered, as the
teaching given and profession acquired
are considered an ample equivalent, but 1.
is allowed for uniforms, text books and
other incidental expenses to training.
They are re luired after the month of
probation. when on duty, to wear the
dress prescribed by the hospital, which
is a pie blue gingham. simply made, j
with write apron and cap and linen col
lars aid cutif.
t he ddv nurses are on duty from 7::i) y
a. m. to 7::1f p. m , with one hour for
dinner and additional time for seuvy,
exercise and rest. I nless in an crr- r
genry they are given in afternoon dur
ing thi wetk, and half of Sunday, and
one ininth's vacation each year.
Pupslk nre not placed on night duty
until they have bhen io the school three
Tne course of instruction will be given
by the iiembers of the hospital staff at
the bedside of patients and by the eu
perintendent of nurses.
A regular course of lectures, recita
tions and demonstrations will be given
with examination at stated intervals.
In sickness all pupils will be cared for j
When the full term of lectures is ended
the nurses thus trained will be at liberty
to choose their own tields of labor, t
whether in the hospital or in private
families On leaving school they will,
on passing an examination, each receive I
a diploma, and will be expected for the
next few years to make an annual report
to the superintendent.
Applications will be received at any
In addition to the above a limited
number of students will be received as
day scholars. This class is expected to
come to the lectures and recitations and
stay at the hospital at least one after
noon of each week. A small fee will be
charged to defray the expenses of the
school. All women who are nursing at
present and who are not graduates of
training schools are especially urged to
take advantage of this class. Applicants
for admission will comply with the same
regulations as govern the class resident
in the hospital.
TfIE CATTLE STEALING CASE.
Ed hhIr.t Hound Over to the 1l)strict
Court -uis Will lie Exaanined
Ham Sims and Ed Short were brought
before Judge Rtace yesterday on the
charge of stealing cattle on the range
and selling the beef.
Sims pleaded not guilty and demanded
a hearing and the court set next Mon
day as tne date of the preliminary hear,
Ing, Sims being meanwhile remanded to
the custody of the sheriff In default of
the necessary ball bond.
Sas Short cocoluded to walve exam
Ismatio i the lower sourt sad be wes
boeud over to appear for trial in the dies
trict court, which meets next monti,
in the sum of $b00 bail.
Mr. Erhardt, who was in the company
of Sims and Short and was arrested
with them, was released as he was able
to show that he was attending to hi.
business as stage carpenter at the Globe
theater at the time the cattle-killing
took place, and his only reason for being
present at the time the arrest was made
was that he had been hired by Sims to
go out to the shack and paint the ex
press wagon that had been stolen from
Murphy & Maclay.
Report of the Weather Observer at the
Central Office at Helena.
The temperature for October was
about 1 degree (daily) above the normal,
the average for the state being 43.7. The
highest monthly mean temperature for
the state was 49.4 at Billings and the
lowest 40.1 at Kipp. The highest daily
temperature was 82 at Billings on the
15th and 17th; also at Mingueville on
the 13th, and the lowest was zero at
Fort Logan and the least 44 at Great
The precipitction was about .20 of an
inch above the normal, the average for
the state during the month being 1.17
inches. The greatest monthly was 2.41
at Glasgow and the least .10 of an inch
The prevailing direction of the wind
was from the southwest and west. The
highest velocities were: Helena, 40 miles
per hour on the 24th; Havre, 30 on the
24th; Miles City, 36 on the 25th; aver
age hourly velocities: Helena, 8.6 miles;
Havre, 9.6; Miles City. 6.8.
The average number of clear days 14;
partly cloudy, 10; cloudy, 7. rainy days,
7. The coldest weather during the
month occurred on the 7th and the
warmest from the 13th to the 17th.
CITY CLERK'S REPORT.
The Cost of Running the City in October
and Its Financial Condition.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Nov. 19, 1894.
To the Honorable Mayor and Council.
Gentlemen: I have the honor of sub
mitting herewith my report as city clerk
for the month of October, 1894. which
shows the cost of maintaining the sev
eral departments of the city for said
month and its tinancial condition. Also.
pursuant to an order of the council I
collected an account of rent due from
the lessee of the West side park, the sum
of $55.00 and have paid the same into the
MAYOR'0 PAY ROLL.
Salaries of mayor, council,
clerk. treasurer and at
torney................ .. $ 558 33
Office t'ay roll........ ; 162 :d0
t'ne Halle stafe...... 300 iii
Sundry expenses. ..... l.0
- -- . 570 b0
Sidewalks. construction of. $ 12205
Main sewers. reeuilding on
3rd street... .... 1. 1 25
Streets general streot work.$ 291 87
Lumber for crossings.... 19 04
Sundry expenses....... 10 15
- -$ 321 06
Board of prsnrs 8 2 75
Pay roil, officers and menu. Ei0 03
Pollee magistestese salary. 510 00
Sundry expense............ - 2 03
--$ 996 75
Pay roll of paid depart.
ment, officers and men..d$ 11 00
lay roll volunteer de
partment, for iflarter
enuiing Oct. 31, ti... r7~ 00
Sundry expense . .. 41 42
airr a rinlici I Lihrary.
Sialaries.... .6 07 00 e
.Newbooks .... ..... 289 1 r
Sundry expense. 27 57 C
--- $ 403 79
Park I oprovemnents.
Labor ...$ 137
Sundry expenr . . 3 U4
--i -$ 17 70 T
Salary and fees ........ $ 04 50
Salaries....... $ 100 f)(A b
it4.moval of garbage . 10 47
-- -$ 110 47 ti
I Salary . ........... $ ) 010
nondryexpense.... . . . 70
--- - $ 4) 70 c
Telephone rental .. .. 4:
(arpetfor city office I1 10
Printing . .. ..... 7 5K
Sundry expenss .... 8
-$ 197 78
Hydrant rental from, May
let to Oct( 31et, 11... $ 4 4.,
U rand total . .. . $ 12.1(4 t4J
Ineancial Condition Octolber 31, 1894,
goaded indebtedneee..... 8 150,0)0 1)0
Gieneral fund .........31,1940 35
F ire. fund ........... 4 021P
P dice fund........ . 2,1449 25
S ltreetfund............... 2.494 711 e
Park fund....... ..... *77 70
Untingaent fond. . ... du (4
Hidewalk special fund.. 2.141 : 8
Lateralsewerssyecial fund 11131 33
Mainsewe fon... ,177 73
Sundry accountfund.... 13 III
I Park purbase fund...... .74,5348
Library fond........ 2 :8
Water fund .............02. 5.748 495
---$ 42,479 70
Claims audited............ $ 4,451 85 1
For purcba sot new parks.$ 103 '1
For fire department..... 218 34
eFor Valeria public library. 1,484 17
For poor............0 0
- 7$ 231,702 04
e Cash in treasury.. . . $ 80.24 10
a Dues from Propertlee ben.
t efitted by special im.
provemente 15.7413 708
SNetr indebtednees Oct. 31,. 5727
0 18094.. .. . 192.844 4s
8 $ '23H,7812 04
e Respectfully submitted,
C. H. CLARK,
A nmall Wreck.
At an early hour last Friday morning a
switch engine which was shifting some
freight care ran into a few empty box
cars which stood on the track to the
it smelter, just north of the passenger de
e pot. One car was smashed and another
e thrown off the track, but the damage
was not great and no one was hurt. The
d accident occurred before daylight and
the train crew handling the care with
the engine attached for some reason or
r other were not aware that the track was
A obstructed, and so ran into the empty
d cars In the darkness.
W. E. Chamberlain, the jeweler, re
f- turned yesterday from the east, where
iobe has been buying goods In ble line for
n. the holidays.
CARE OF CASCADE COUNTY POOR
Since the County Has Abandoned the
Contract System a Saving Has
And the Poor Have Been Bettter Kept
Than Before-What It Costs
On the first day of last April the coun
ty commissioners determined to reject
all the bids for boarding the county poor
and adopt a new system by becoming
their own contractors in the matter of
clothing and boarding the poor. Up to
that time the county had let out the
care of the poor to the lowest bidder
who appeared to the board to be a re
sponsible and proper person to under
take the work. The county furnished
the house, fuel, and furniture and the
coctractor furnished food, clothing, and
care for those who needed nursing. The
price paid the contractor up to last
April was $4 per week for each person
kept at the county house.
The system never proved very satis
factory, but it was generally considered
to be much cheaper than it would be
if the county undertook the task of car
ing for the poor itself. The figures given
below, however, which are taken from
the county auditor's books, would go to
show that this idea was a mistake, and
that when carefully and properly
administered the county poor house
can be run directly by the county for
less money than it cost under the con
The following are the figures for the
first five months under the new system
as compared with the contract cost:
Stewards salary............... $500.00
Feed, etc.... .............. 11s.56
Garden seeds, etc.............. 0840
The total number of days' board fur
nished during the five months from April
1 to Aug. 31, inclusive, amounted to
2,921, or 418 weeks. At the contract
price of $4 per week this would amount I
to $1,672, or about 8231 more than the j
cost as shown by the county auditor's
figures. The average price per week for
caring the poor during the five months
covered by these figures was a fraction
less than $3 45.
The figures for September and Octo
ber are not available as they come with
in the current quarter and are not yet I
tabulated, but they will not materially
change the result as shown above. One
thing which should be taken into ac
count is the fdct that the expense
charged to garden has been really repaid
ten-fold by a winters supply of vegeta
bles now in the cellar, that will reduce
the cost of provisions for the poor
materially this winter. Another fact
which should be noted is that the cost of
administration brings the average up
during the summer time, when there are
very much fewer inmates than in the
winter, as it is a fixed charge and re
mains the same every month. Alto.
gether the new system of caring for the
poor has been a success in every way,
and the county ccmmissionera and
Auditor Beachly are entitled to great
credit for their business-like adminis
tration of this portion of the county gov
ernment. There is probably not a better
run poor house in the state than that in
BETTER ELECTRIC LIGHT. p1
The Electric Light Company Is Impro%- bh
lng the Incandescent Lights. ti
The Electric Light company has been tt
busy recently making improvements in W
their incandescent electric light service. W
Some of the lines have been too heavily r
loaded with lights, and these are being at
changed so as to better distribute the m
lights among the different circuits W
Changes have also been made at the
power house so as to largely increase the ti
voltage on the main wire, while the wires a
leading from it to the lights remain as C
before. The effect of this arrangement ti
will be to give stronger and better lights a
to the public who use this kind of light. h
Last Friday night one section of the b
lights were out for an hour or n
so in the early part of the evening, be- d
cause the woritmen who were engaged in ri
making this change did not get it finish- ti
ed till after dark, and then through ii
some oversight in leaving an extra trans- h
former in. a few blocks, including Tar. C
TRIBUNE office, got a double dose of the
electric fluid over the electric light wires,
with the result that most of the lights
after burning brilliantly for a few min- a
utes, burned out, and left the buildings
e in darkness till the difficulty was cor
A IBeiligerent Bovine.
A mad cow one day last week made f
things somewhat interesting for several v
people on the streets of Neihart. Joseph
4 Steele and Babe Marelius were driving a
sp email band of beet cattle down Main
street, destined for Marelius' slaughter
l8 house and pasture, and finally to supply
is the tables of Neibart with meat. One f
- of the number became enraged and
made for the drivers, who were on horse- t
back. They had to get out of the way,
and so had everybody else in close prox
imity. Several times Joe Steele tried to
a get a shA at the animal, but could not t
1s get in position to do it with safety. The
x cow got over into the neighborhood of
e the residence of Harry Lewis, and see
rig Mrs. Lewis in tht yard made a run
for her, while Mrs. Lewis made a run
3r for the houns. Just as the cow was on f
le the point of catching the lady on her i
ae her horns Joe fired and laid the cow out
id cold.--Neohart Miner.
)r Blew Down the House.
t The ranch home of Jacob Wagner,
about 1t miles south of Big Timber on i
the Boulder, near the Shaw bridge, blew I
e down in Saturday's gale of wind. At I
, the time Mrs. Wagner and two children 1
were In the hocuse. eeling the house I
going, Mrs. Wagner picked up the chilt
dren and started for the door. She
managed to get out, but was struck on
the head and shoulders by falling tim
bers and badly bruised. though not sm
riously injured. One of the children
was slightly bruised, while the other was
THESE WON PRIZES
At the Masked Ball of the Great Falls
Social Club Thursday Night.
Owing to the late hour at which the
awards were made Thursday night room
could not be found for the list of prizes
given at the masquerade ball of the
Great Falls Social club. The following a
is a list of the prizes awarded:
Finest gentleman's costume-M. Con
nell. Prize a $15 overcoat presented by r
the Manhattan. C
Most original mask-Charles Gies and
F. Bossout. One dozen panel photos, c
presented by Rice & Kohler, value $10.
Largest family repree uted- Mrs. a
Martin. Parlor stove, presented by
M urphy-Maclay. ii
Beet representation of a Dutchman- e
E. C. Young. One thousand pounds of
ice, presented by Herring Bros.; value 5.
Best representation of a negro-John a
Shay. Barber ticket, presented by Ran- t
dall Bros.; value 85.
Best Clown-J. L. Miller. Cake, pre
sented by J. Pefferley; value $5.
Best representation of an Indian---W. P
A. Miller. One hundred cigars, pre
sentea by Kuhn & Race; value $7. t
Beet represented policeman, G. B. t
Finch: 12-lesson dancing ticklvt, 810; c
compliments of Prof. G. R. Wallace. t
Best represented hodcarrier, Jerry a
Daly, one ton of coal, 6375; compli- r
ments of Tod & Kelly.
Tallest man, John Crowley, a big ham, r
$3; compliments of C. M. Byeradorf. a
Fattest man, Chas. Tritt, meal ticket,
$5; compliments of Stockholm rem- v
Most comical.costume, W. H. Talbert, t
twelve-lesson dancing ticket; compli- t
ments of Prof. G. R. Walace. c
Ladies finest costume, Mrs. Benson, t
opera glass, $18; compliments of S. Here- E
Ladies most original costume, Clara o
Bowers, white enamel screen, $15; com- a
pliments of Wm. Albrecht. .
Best represented flower girl, Mrs. S. A. a
Beacbley, bisque figures, 615; compli- c
ments of Lapeyre's drug store. 1.
Best represented bride, Mrs. Brown,
handsome fan, $10; complimentsof W. B. b
Raleigh & Co. ii
Best representation of night, Myrtle q
Miller. steel engraving, $7; compliments hi
of Dibble's book store. ti
Best represented Morning, Clara Moody, n
handsome evening slippers, $6; compli- ti
ments of Houston & Young. A
Topsy-Anna Hayden. Horse and c
buggy for one day, 8"; compliments of a
Vance's livery stable. c
Beet represented I)utch woman-- Mrs. fi
Kenzie. Pattern hat, 83.; compliments v
of l'Universal millinery. a
Fattest woman ---Mrs. McDowell. One n
barrel Rex flour, $5; compliments of b
Royal Milling Co. s
Best represented squaw--Mrs. Miller. r
Twelve lesson dancing ticket, $7.50; com- o
pliments of Prof. G. R. Wallace. t
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FELL THROUGH A TRESTLE. d
Jamees ianey Fails Through a Trestle at
the Smelter and Is Seriously Injured.
James Haney, who works at the B. and
M. smelter as a switchman or car spotter,
and who lives in West Great Falls, met I
with a serious accident about 4 o'clock
aturday morning. lie had been at
work during the night 'spotting" cars, i
as it is called. That is, he had been I
picking out the different grades of ores
and switching the care to tie different
bins at the concentrator, according to I
their grade as marked on the cars. For
this purpose he walked out on the trestle
work, near the concentrator, and in some
way missed his footing and fell through,
dropping a distance of about thirty feet.
There he lay unconscious for about half I
an hour, and his companions never
missed him till about the time I
when the injured man recovered con. I
sciousness and started to crac i
up the side of the hill. His groans at
tracted the attention of some of the men
about the place and be was taken to the
Columbus hospital, where a physician
attended him and made an an examina
tion of his injuries. As he vomited about
a pint of blood, it is probable that he
has sustained serious internal injuries,
but there were no outward bruises. Last
night he was apparently feeling a great
deal better and he may come out all
right. The doctors say it may be some
time before the exact character of his
internal injuries can be ascertained. lie
has a wife and family living in West
BRAKEMAN SHEEHAN KILLED.
He Fell Fronm a Moving Train and BIroke
Word was received here early Sat
urday morning that Martin Sheehan, a
brakeman on Conductor Al Jewell's
freight train, had fallen otf the care and
I was killed. Just how the accident hap
pened will never be known, as no one
s saw it, and Sheehan was not missed for
I sorke time after it occurred. The train
was moving very slowly at the time the
accident happened, and when it reached
Silver his absence was first noted. Con
I doctor Jewell ran the train back along
the track a few miles, and found his
body lying on the track near a place
known as Billy John's tank. He was
dead, his neck being broken by the fall.
The body was taken to Helena and
turned over to the undertaker there.
Sheehan was about 40 years of age and
had been railroading for about twenty
years. lie was at one time a conductor
on the Montana Central and was well
known among the railroad boys in this
city and all along the line. Ile was a
single man, and as far as is known, had
r no relatives in this part of the country.
lie is said to have been a native of Can
ada and to have relatives living there.
Will Take mon maaand.
tilc Alm, Nov. 24.--Gen. Ituger, who
I succeeds Gen. Miles as commander of
v the department of the Missouri, arrived
t here today from Han Francisco. lie
a was accompanied by his wife and daugh
s ter and Maj. Lyman.
A NEW RAILWAY PROPOSITION
The Province of Alberta, Canada, De
sires Railway Connection with
the Great Northern.
Address to President Hill, the Mayor
of Great Falls, and Other
THE TRnuNs bha been handed an
address, signed by the mayor of Calgary'
province of Alberta, Canada, addressed
to President J. J. Hill of the Great
Northern, the mayors of the cities of
Great Falls, Benton, Pacific Junction,
Anaconda, Butte and Helena, and the
citizens of Montana, with a request from
a leading citizen of Great Falls that it
be published. The object of the address
is to stir up public sentiment in favor of
securing a railroad connection between
Pacific Junction on the Great Northern
and the boundary line,where it is proposed
to c nnect with a projected Canadian
line, known as the Rocky Mountain and
Alberta Southern railway. The address
which explains itself is as follows:
GlNTLEMFN: I beg to call your atten
tion and that of all others interested in
the great mining and smelting district
of Montana to the immense advantage
that must necessarily result to you all
as well as to the promoters of these new
railway schemes to have the province of
Alberta connected with the American
railway system of the northwestern
From the Canadian standpoint it
would not be wise to attempt to advise
toe people of Montana as to how far
they should take an inierest in making
the proposed connection by the way of
constructing a line from Pacific Junc
tion northward to meet the Alberta
Southern at the international boundary
line. I would, however, point out some
of the characteristics, position and re
sources of the province, and that through
Alberta is to be found the most direct
and cheapest route from the leading
centers of wealth and population in the
United States to Alaska.
The provisional province of Alberta
has an area of over 100,000 square miles
in extent, and in some parts limitless
quantities of rich silver, copper, iron,
lead, etc., exist. But probably the par.
ticular feature of Alberta which will
most directly interest the miiing dis
tricts of Montana is its vast coal fields.
Anthracite coal with a very high per
centage of carbon exists without limit;
also coal that will produce as large a per
centage of coke as any in America is
found in large seams in many places.
while strong bituminous domestic and
steam coal in beds of wonderful thick
neas is found in scores of places in the
banks of rivers and creeks. At the
starting point of the Rocky Mountain
railway, in the mountains, the project
ore of that line own such deposits of an
thracite coal as are nowhere excelled in
the United States; while the other coals
described are located at many points on
railways now being operated as well as
on the proposed lines. A glance at the
map will show that these coals are nearer
by many hundreds, if not thousands of
miles, to the Montana smelters than any I
other of the same quality and quantity
that ever can be reached by Montana
The lands of Alberta are very fertile, oi
well adapted for cultivation, dairying tl
and stock raising. The climate is tern
perate and snow fall light. It is watered
through its whole length and breadth by
numerous large rivers of the purest
water, which, when settled by a thrifty
people and connected by railway with
your railway system, would be tributary
to the large cities of Montana.
The dominion parliament, at its last A
session, incorporated the Alberta South
ern railway, which is intended to run
from the city of Calgary, on the Cana
dian Pacific railway, in a southeasterly
direction, to the international boundary,
about due north of the Pacitic Junction,
on the Great Northern railway; and also
incorporated the Rocky Mountain rail
way and Coal company to run from Cal
gary in a northwesterly direction to the
anthracite coal bedp. The latter com
pany has also received from the said par. e
liament a land subsidy of 0,400 acres per
mile, while the promoters of the Alberta *
Southern railway have every reason to s
believe that they will also receive a sim- k
ilar subsidy for their road.
The object I have in view by this com
munication is to induce you to take such
active measures as will ensure railway
connection from Pacific Jnnction on the 7
Great Northern railway to the interna
tional boundary, there to connect with
the proposed Alberta Southern railway.
I shall be pleased to communicate with h
any gentleman who may desire any for.
ther information on the subjects herein
I remain, Yours very truly,
WESIrF:y F. Oti, *t
Mayor of Calgary. t
Calgary, Albert, Canada, Oct. 20, 1804.
A STATEMENT .
That Might Do Considerable Damage to I
a Business House.
William Albrecht wishes THE TRIB
uon to say that a local in last evening's
Leader Is false, and, as be believes, ma
licious in its intent. The statement in
question reads as follows: "The First
I National bank has brought suit against I
William Albrecht for $4,000." Mr. Al
brecht says that the suit is one brought
. for the possession of a certain promis
I sory note dated May 15, 1893, which was
turned over to him as collateral for se
curity by Henry Vogel. The bank
r claims it has a prior right to this note I
and brings suit for its possession. The
action has nothing to do with Mr. Al- 1
brecht's mercantile business,all of which
is very evident from the margin of the
register of actions in the otlice of the
clerk of the court. Printed as it was the
effect could not but harm the defendant
and possibly lead to serious results.
This very material explanation is there
f njulred' Three,
Nm:w YOiK, Nov. 23'I--The ferryboat
s Netherlands, from Hoboken, In maklog
- the slip at the foot of Barclay street in a
fog today struck a bulkhead, tearing out I
the latter part of the men's cabin, in.
juring L. H. Robelots, manager of the
Equitable Insurance company, Frank
Oldtbas, a laborer, J. 0. Saiton, and
KILLED IN A MINE.
Robert H. Ackley, a Citizen of Creat
r Falls. Killed at Iadependence.
News was received here Saturday of
the death of Robert H. Ackley, who re.
sides at the corner of First avenue north
and Eighth street, but who has been
° working in a mine at Independence,
about 65 miles south of Big Timber re.
cently. He was killed by accident on
t the tramway of the mine,but no particu.
f lare of the ycoident were forwarded. The
body was brought to Big Timber, where
an inquest was held Friday and the sad
a news telegraphed to his family here.
o The remains have been snipped to Great
t Falls and will be here today. The fu.
neral service will be held this afternoon
at the residence of deceased, Rev. J. D.
f Reid ofhciating. Mr. Ackley was a ma
a son in good standing, being a member of
° the local lodge in this city and it is
probable that the funeral will take place
under the auspices of the masonis fra.
° ternity. He carried an Insurance policy
1 of $2,500 in a masonic insurance society,
s Mr. Ackley has lived in Great Falls for
about four years and had many friends
here who will regret to hear of his sad
Lend. He leaves a wife and two children,
The following account of how the
t accident by which Mr. Ackley lost his
life is gathered from a soiaa dispatch
from Big Timber to the Standard:
The story of the mine accident at In.
f dependence is told today by J. E. Stick.
ney, who arrived from the mine this
morning. It seems that Stickney,
Acklemire, John Downs and Bob Ackley
were working for the company and tak
ing out ore from the tunnel called the
r One-and-a-half, located about 200 feet
down the tramway. The last three
named were at the tunnel and Stickney
at the drum.
The tram is run on the gravity plan
and as the loaded car went down to the
mill the empty car went on and up to
the drum, being hauled down as far as
tunnel, where it was stopped and loaded.
It being nearly supper time, and there
being only half a car of ore out at the
tunnel, the car was to be loaded half at
the top and to be let down to be filled
at the tunnel and then sent on down to
Agreeably to this plan Mr. Stickney
had filled the car halt up at the top of
the tramway and turned to give the eig
nal to those below and let off the brake,
when, suddenly, the rod holding the car
to the cable broke, and it flew down the
tramway and on to the unsuspecting
men in the tunnel, bounding clear over
Acklemire and striking Downs and Ack
ley with its awful force.
1)owns was picked up near the tunnel
and lived until midnight. Ackley rolled
down the tramway 5i00 feet to the mill
house and when picked up was dead.
ST. ANDREW'S DAY.
The Caledonian Club iHas Its Prepara
tions Completed for Celebrating
The Caledonian club have completed
their arrangements for celebrating the
natal day of the patron saint of Scot
land. When the Scotchmen and their
ladies assemble for a social evening
something good can always be depended
on, and the following program bears out
Quartet. "Auld Lang Syne...
Solo................ ....John Haggar.
Duet.. ....... ..
Miss Anderson and D. Craig.
Selection by the Alton Ianjo, Guitar
and Mandolin club .........
Address on St. Andrews...
................J. It. McKenzie
Male quartet. ................
Craig, McDonald, White, Young.
Duet.... Mrs. Donovan and Mise Spence
ol... .. ..... ... ........
Selection by Alton band..
Quartet, "Scots Wha' Hae," etc...
The Caledonians have to be congratu
lated on securing the Alton club, which
will be a very special feature of the
At this entertainment the above club
will make its first appearance, and it is
safe to guarrantee something good. Al
though this hand may not be generally
known yet it has been in active exist
ence for some time.
Judging from the showing made at
the last rehearsal one would have sup
posed they were professional players.
The writer went there on invitation and
was pleasantly surprised to hear this
new band, leaving with the feeling that
the evening spent with the musicians
had only one fault- -namely, it was not
It is to be hoped that they may be en
couraged in their new venture because
the organization is a very desirabie one
to have in the city.
The committee desires that all the
members should send in their names to
J. M. McDonald and K. Murray at once
so that invitations can be sent them in
good time; also the names of their
friends whom they wish to have invited.
Jerry Disgusted With Kansas.
LAroRTE, Ind., Nov. 23.-A personal
letter received here says that Congress
man Jerry. Simpson, who was defeated
for re-election in Kansas, will return to
Indiana and accept the populist nomina
tion for governor in 18906.
-Populist leaders in Indiana are en
couraged to believe that their large vote
in Indiana means the overthrow of the
republican and democratic parties in the
presidential campaign. Mr. Simpson's
early life was passed near Chesterton,
Death of an inventor.
Nr:w Y'ouK, Nov. 23.-John Sickles,
patentee of the Sickles hand fire engine,
died at Port Chester from paralysis.
lie wee 76 years old. Ilis engines were
used in almost every city In the United
The Great Palls Produce company will
I pay cash for potatoes in any quantity.