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BILLINGS, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1882. PRICE TEN CENTS. THE BILL INGS H ERALD. Ill U.IM.s. MONTANA, JULY 2(1, 1882. Entered at Coiilsen Past Office as Secant Clast Matter ITBI.iMIKD EVERY THURSDAY BY BROMLEY & DEVINE. SUBSCRIPTION. Tiireo Month-...............................................<t i.flo six Month-................................................... ofio une Year.............................. „ ...................... l.Ou ADVERTISING RATES. 4 tie ilieh. I insertion..........'........................$ 1.00 •• 1 month........................................ ::,no " :: months....................................... 7.r«o ! ii months...................................... ll.uo OtH' year...................................................... iM.nti Local not ice.- s*. 1 ! in Million type, J.ï cents « line euch insertion. special Ihnes (liven on long time ami large «(•ace avlvertiseiiients. JAMES GOSS, Attorney at Law, Billings, - M. T. D. M. PARKER, M. D., Physician and- Surgeon, OFFICF IN P. O. BUlLOINC. T. A. DAY IK. M. D., Physician and Surgeon, MINNESOTA AVI.M i: OITosm; lIF.AlKJl .VUTEIIS. Billings, ... Montana. DH. II. ('. STK'KNEY, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Office at the Model Drug Store, BILLINGS, - - MONTANA. THOMAS WHEELER, Livery, Sale and Feed Stable. day and Nic.nr herd. Leave Orders at Billings City Corral. J. J. NICKE Y Contractopi Builder. Plum and sp»*ciiUution.- furnished at short tiothv. .lot. Work neatly done. Older* in writ ing left at tlii oiticu promptly attended to. CLARK HOUSE Hamrnan & Jones, Proprietors. « i lit rally Located. Meal? at nil hours, Good ! •dcvptng Accommodation". No. 4, South 28th St. Billings, M T. Model Drug Store HUEY, SMITH & CO., Prop's. landen' ir. DE'O'G-S ! Medicines, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glass, Wall Paper, Pure LIQUORS AND CIGARS. A full Line of Druggist»' Sundries. Pres criptions Filled Day and Night. Pioneer Drug Store, SHANNON & HULL, Prop's. He hiivc ic" 1 received and added 10 the slock funiierly in our iirug «tore, u full line of Toilet Articles, Meerschaum Pipes, Patent Medicines. : ,mi c-i»3*Hidim« iit is the largest in this vicinity i .iiid our stock not surpassed in the West lor ; variety and quality. SHANNON & HULL. Coulson, - Montana. Wnstam & Carter, LUMBER Dealers. PLAIN ANI) DRE88EI) lumber, SHINGLES, WINDOWS, Doors s Mouldings. D. W. Murphy & Co.'s Sample Room. 1872 HAYNOR WHISKEY. 1872 And other Liquors of Fine Quality at Wholesale • und Retail. j. Blatz's Export Beer ! By the Cube, Bottle or Olm*. D. W. Murphy & Co., Otp, Utto» Idfau* ■ VanCleve & Wadsworth, Montana B L L N? In € & AND IN Billings cADOW ADDITION. Dwe lli ng Hou ses for Rent. II. W. ROWLEY. J. O. WORLEY. Rowley & Worley, REAL ESTATE SURVEYING, AND INSURANCE, For .Sale in Alde^on's Addition. Only desirable Business Lots to lie lta«l at Original Prices. Also 500 LOTS 200 Other business and residence Lots ;____ For Sale in Billings. Land and Lots bought and sold on Commission. Land and Lots Surveyed, and Settle 1 '« located. Minnesota Ave», opposite Engineers' Headquarters, Billings, - - - Montana. miles & camp, —DEALERS IN— i ; Shelf i Heavy Hardware Stoves and Tinware, Barbed Wire, Doors, Windows and Building Paper -WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Paints, Oils and Glass. Cor. Montana Ave. and 27th St. BILLINGS, M. T. THE* National Hotel DEWEY A BROWN, Proprietors. The Largest and Best Hotel Dewey -IN THE CITY. & Brown's Blacksmith Shop Buck of the Hotel. COULSON, BROWN & DAVIS, JUNCTION CITY, MONTANA, Keep their bar well Stocked with the Choicest LIQUORS And Cigars, j MONTANA. ; Thai can be Obtained. Cool and Refreshing Drinks concoc to ttw. DELOZIER MOXLEY & CO. STATIONERY Store and News Depot. A very fine stock of Printing and Office Stationery, Paper, Pocket Books, Envelopes, Blank Books. Memorandum Books, Pen«, Pencils, Inkstands. Inks, Playing Cards, Poker Chips, Fancy Goods, etc., etc. FINE CIGARS. As tine a line as can he found west of St. Paul. Billings Herald Building, BILLINGS. FULTON MARKET Restaurant. H. J. Schmiel & Go., Props. First-Class Meals Served at all hours of the Day unci Night. Minnesota Avc, 0pp. Thompson's Store. BiiSsftgs, RJBowtawöi OLMSTED & PAGE, Reference : M. M. L. I. CO. REAL ESTATE. SURVEYORS. Billings, Montana. Shaw & Duffield, Millinery i Dress Making Contractors AND Fancy Goods, Hair Coods, Etc. All kinds of Hewing taken In and promptly »it - tended to. I beg to return thanks to the ladies of Billings for their patronage iti the past, and trust it wiit la; continued. 1st Aye N. and 31st St. Billings, Montana. ^ I STEBBINS, POST & MUND, Builders. BAN KERS Job Work Neatly Done. Boats Built on Short Notice. BILLINGS, Billings, - Montana. Do a General Banking Business. Collections promptly made and remitted lor. Exchange sold on all jMirts of the I'nited States , and Europe. MONTANA. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. J. 1). BENTON, Vicc-I'rest. 1st Nat. Batik, Fargo, 1). T. K. P. WELLS, I'rest. Bed River Nat. Bank, Jamestown, I>. T. J. A. BABCOCK, Resident Partner. Billings Real Estate -BOUGHT A Ml 801.1) BY BENTON, WELLS & CO. 100 Of the choicest business and residence lots for Sale. BENTON, WELLS & CO. Billings, Montana. CII V.S. \V. THOMPSON. CYRUS II. THOMPSON, c nM . Thompson & e ,. 0 DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Groceries, Clothing, Glassware, Crockery, Boots and. Shoes and Notions. Comer, Montana Avenue and 25th St. North, ZBIXjULIXTGJ-S, - - MONTA1TA. ) Minnesota Ave. and 26th St Billing», Montana. Billings Real Estate «AJtraD XiA.'txr cmcE. McElrath & French, Town Lots Bought, Hold, Rented and Exchanged. posing of Desirable Business and Resi Special Facilities for procuring and dis ' ' ~ ' ibleB ' ilence locations. Choice Lots in the McAdow and Alder son Additions. Entry and Location of Government or Railroad I-andn a specialty. Desert Land and Tree Culture Claims selected and located on application by mail. Accurate Maps of Town Hites and Ilail road and Government Linds on file and open to public inspection. Deeds, Mortgages, Contracts and all Legal Instruments promptly prepared. Will Practice in all Courts in Montana Terri tor}', and in the United Htates Land Office. 'Contests on Agricultural Lands a Specialty Key City Djning Hall Messrs. Potter & Aldrich Would respectfully announce to the public that they" have removed from Coulson to'Billings, and are now located in the building for merly occupied by Olmsted & Page. The building accupies a central position, and is contageous to the Headquarters and other buildings of note. Meals will be served expediti ously, neatly, and according to j the taste of those who patronize ! them. Charges moderate. Potter A Aldrich, I lULUÎjGü, - MONTANA ! JOHN W. SMITH. IAS. MUL00WNEY. , The Florence' SECOND BUILDING EAST OF CLARK & (JQ.'S ST0BE, MONTANA AVE. Imported j ! I ! WINES, LIQUORS -AND ÇIGARS A SPECIALTY. Most Popular Brands of Domestic Goods! Always in Stock. j KING CATTLE. The Relation of Billings to the Great Mon tana Industry. What a Stockman had to say to a Re porter. I : j; One week ago y entert lay a wandering re porter of n Ht. 1'uul journal encountered a Montana ■stock raiser, who, on condition that his name should not he revealed, con sented lti give lor publication his'views re garding the cattle interests of Montana. It was, of course, impossible to discuss the subject fairly without, dwelling at some length upon the merits of the town of Bil lings. The first allusion to the plate was ' poiise to a question hv the reporter as to where would be the principal shipping! point for Montana cattle, the reply to ! which was emphatic and prompt, "sit Ifil- j lings,'' because "the richest stock country j in the Territory, amt one of the largest in j extent, was naturally tributary to Billings, j It was so situated that it was the only j point to which cattle could be driven with i advantage. This had been recognized by j - tnc cattle men, and they had secured the j «instruction of large stock yards, which I were already in process of building, and j which would be forty or liftv acres in ex -1 tent. They' would lie ready in time to ac- ! commodate the fall shipments, which I would be of great extent, as preparations | had already been made and contracts enter-j purposc of making large j d into for the shipments t<> eastern cities. Haid the Mon tana man, 1 know no place on the entire line of the Northern Pacific that has such a promising future before it as Billings. I was there for a couple of days on my way here, anil became so highly impressed with the place that 1 bought considerable pro perty there, and which I regard as one of the l»est investments I ever made. No one who lias been on the ground and seen its situation, and the enormous extent of coun try that must necessarily be tributary to it, necessarily so on account of tbe configura tion of the land, but will agree that it is bound to become u point of great import ance. At the same time, it was stated that a great many extravagant statements bad been made with regard to the place. In tlie enthusiasm caused by its situation, the great energy and enterprise displayed by its citizens, and the large amount of capital that was seeking investment there, and the improvements projected, some people bail imagined that it was bound to become a city of 10,000 inhabitants within the next year. That, of course, was absurd. No growth like that could possibly take place. I 1 There were now about 100 houses erected, and many people were living under can vass, many of them business men, who j I bad with them stocks of goods, and were! ! unable to get buildings erected. The ; greatest drawback to the place was. j tlie impossibility of procuring lumber for! building puriKises. The demand through-! out the entire Territory was greater than the supply, und the seven or eight small; mills in the vicinity ol'Billings were totally | inadequate to meet the requirements of the case. Relief could only lie afforded from this state of affairs by the arrival of tliej track at Billings, which event was expected 1 to take place alsuit the 1st of August. . With the arrival of the first train will com- j moncc a season of great activity, and. lie . said, the fall of the present year will un doubtedly sec Billings with a population of from 2,500 to 3,00(5 inhabitants permanent ly located there, besides the Usual transient . tloating population that was always to be i lbund at such places. A steady growth would of course, take place, but it would I»' long ere the town would lie entitled to be likened in importance to Denver. To be sure it occupies a more or less analogous position, and the development of the im mense mining resources of the Clark's Fork and Maginnis districts would add greatly to the importance of the place. In estimating the future importance of a place like Billings the great influence of capital was to be taken into consideration. Capital can do much l'or a place. * Whenev er capital chooses a point for investment, in a place like Montana, that point is bound to become a pluce of importance. This is so from the fact that, unlike any other part of the United States, where the lines of rail road are clotted with numerous flourishing villages, in Montana the country is of such j a nature that larger towns at longer dis tances apart will be the result, and capital, although ii cannot overcome disadvantage ous location, will decide where these towns of importance arc to be. So that, as Bil lings is the best located town in the Terri ritory, ami is backed by immense capital, its future is necessarily assured. Its growth, too, will be much helped by its se lection by the railroad company as the place where machine shops, car shops, anil immense round houses are to be erected. The latter ure rendered necessary from the fact that Billings is located at the foot of the mountain grade. A few miles west of there the grade rapidly increases every mile, so that a large number of engines will have to be kept there, to add to the trains going west. The stock interest, of itself, would cause quite a flourishing place to grow, as it was intended to kill large quan tities of beef and ship by means of refriger ator cars, which is a cheaper method than shipping on the lioof. This, in turn, would undoubtedly lead to the establish ment of packing houses like those of Kan sas City, und. said the stockman, il I want ed 'o compare the future Billings with any other present town, l should liken it to Kansas City, as it will undoubtedly owe a great deal of its future importance to its stock yards and packing houses." SUICIDE. Onward Gilman, of Junction City. Himselfi j Particulars of the Deed and the Finding of the Coroner's Jury. — The citizens of the usually quid little burg of Junction City were startled last Sat urday evening by tlie announcement ot a suicide in the community. The actor anil victim of t he unhappy all'air was a young man named Onward Gilman, brother of the well known saloon keeper of Junction City. No immediate cause is assignable for tlie rash deed, nor hail the unfortunate man, so far as our reiKirter coulil ascertain, ever in timated in any way tliat he had designs up on his own life. The last that was seen of him alive was nlwiut seven o'clock Saturday evening, when lie was in the crowd that gathered at the steamboat landing to witness tiaiiirrivai ot Lho Bachelor oa her return i 1 j j . K>nooi8 trip from Knrtzvillc to Huntley. At that time lie was apparently in his usual spirits. About an hour later, the bar tender in his brother's saloon, passing behind the bar, discovered blood falling from tbe ceiling upon the glasses, and immediately hurry ing to tlie room above, lie found the body of Gilman lying upon the bed, partly upon the side, the head and face covered with blood. A pistol lay upon the tloor directly under tbe right hand of the deceased, the hand also being bathed in blood. Dr. IJogg was promptly summoned, ami upon examining the corpse he discovered that the Indict had entered near the right tfcin plc, and i«ssed out from the left, producing at the point of entrance a widely torn and lacerated wound, involving the temporal artery'. Death, of course, must bave been instantaneous. Young tiiliuan was about twenty-two years of age, and hail resided for some time J „ , , . , , , . , at Canyon Creek, where he had gotten into difficulty, resulting in his having been placed under bonds to keep the peace, which trouble is supposed to have weighed upon Ins mind and prompted tlie rash deed- • xni: ioao m;u s vkkdiit. The following is the verdict of the Coro ner's jtuw: Territory of Montana, [ f'ouuty of Custer. An inquisition holden at. Junction City, County of Custer, on the 10th day of July, A. D. 1882, before nie, A. II. Herscy, Coro nerof said county, on the body of Onward Gilman, then lying «lead, bv tlie jurors. whose names are hereunto subscribed, the said jurors upon their oaths do say that the deceased came to his death by a pi.stol shot filed by himself with suicidal intent. In testimony whereof the said jurors have hereunto set their hands the clay anil year aforesaid. JACOB R. WHITMORE, Foreman, CHAH. D. BROWN, J. B. BRADEN, E. A. CIIREHT, CEO. L. TOCK, ED. CREELY. CHANGE. r. Shady tree, Babbling brook, Girl in hammock. Heading book, Golden curls, Tiny feet. Girl in liummoek, Looks so sweet. Man rides past. Big mustache. Girl in hammock Makes a "mash." Mash is mutual, Day is set, Man and maiden Married get. 11. Married now. One year ago, Keeping house On Baxter Row, Red hot*stove. Beefstt'jk frying, Girl got married, Cooking tr> mg. Cheeks look burning Eves look red; « : irl got married, Nearly dead. Biscuit burnt up. Beefsteak elmrry. Girl got married. Awful sorry. Man comes home, Tears mustache, Mad as blazes. Got no hnsli. Thinksof nainnioek In the lane. Wishes mahlen Back again. Maiden too. Thinks of swing, Wants to go back Too, poor thing ! III. Hour of midnight. Baby squawking, Man iii sock-feet. Bravely walking. Baby yeti« on, Now the other Twin he strikes up, Like his brother. Paregoric By the botttlc, Emptied into Baby's throttle. Naughty tack Points in air, Waiting some one's Foot to tour. Man in sock-teet— see him—there ! Holy Moses! Hear him swear ! Raving crazy. «têts h'.s gun. Blows his head off, •Dead and gone. IV. I'r.'tiy widow With :i book. In tlie liummoek By the brook. Mail rides past, Big mustache; Keeps on riding. Nary mush. MISCELLANEOUS. The Yellowstone Park will be visited very soon by an excursion party from Walla Walla". The Modoc Indians are said to he very good base ball players. They are something on tin* fight too. Twenty-four loads of Montana cattle passed down the road last Friday, eu route to the eastern market. James McCoy, an experienced miner, lias taken up a quartz claim within the city limits of Hau Francisco. A little son of Mr.ainl Mrs. Win. Walk er, of Deer Lodge, was drowned in tlie irrigating ditch on his father's 1'arni. Leighton, Jordon & Co. mourn the loss of four horses and six mules that were spirited away from Fort Buford recently. A party <>f civil engineers passed through Bozeman on the 11th inst under command of F. M, McCoy. The party was bound for Helena. Lieut. Doulass, who recently resigned : from the army to go into the cattle busi ness, left Miles City Saturday, the 8th i inst., for Mizpah Creek. A new telegraph corporation, to be j known as the Postal Line, will soon come j into existence in New York with a capi- ; tal of tw enty million dollars, There is a rumor to the effect that IV. A. Clark, of Butte, will accent the nomin ation for Delegate at the hands of the Democrats—if it is tendered him. Mr. H, R. Foss, who has carried on the cattle business near Crete, Nebraska, is coming this month with the intention of locating upon some of the fine ranges in this vicinity. Col. Gilbert, of Walla Walla. Oregon, is preparing a history of Washington Territory, which will lie ready for circu: lation about October 1st. The Walla Walla Union speaks very highly of it,. N, L. Hhattuek and son left yesterday morning for Billings, Montana Territory, and will probablv go out as far as the National Park. They w*ill be gone ten days or two weeks.—[Fargo Daily Ar gus.] R verson and Hennesy who were arres ted upon the charge of burglarizing Tav lor & Greenwood's store at Forsyth had a preliminary trial before Judge Walker and were ' held for further examina tion. Hitting Bull draws a government ra tion of a pint of whiskey a day. At one time he drew the whole regular army, and it didn't tire him half so much as his daily w hack at the agency tan bark. Captain Melville C. Wilkinson, Third Infantry, is relieved from duty as pro lessor of military science at the Pacifie University, Forest Grove, Oregon, and ordered to join his company at Fort Missoula, Montana. He lias never seen com p an y f and bets are even that he will not join now. Dr.T. B. Green is engaged in the laud able pursuit of knowledge relating to the diseases that have proved fatal to so many horses in the western part of the territory. He requests communications from horse men upon the subject and will publish the results of his research. The Miles City Press statestliat"a man named Hteele was brought down from Billings bv deputy sheriff Creely and lodged in jail last liight in default of $500 bail. The charge was borrowing another man's horses and forgetting to return them. He was examined before Charles Resick with the result as above stated. ! ; ; : I i j , ! ! j ; I j ; I I j Yesterday's train from the east brought the new and improved sleeper, "Mandan." which is built expressly for passengers on this end of the Northern Pacific Railroad. It is probably the finest car on w'heels in the Northwest, and will add largely to the pleasure of our citizens who go east.— [Miles City At the request of Delegate Maginni* the Secretary-of the Interior has secured the appointment of a commission to negotiate for the right of way for the western end of the Northern Pacifie R.R. through the Flathead Indian reservation The governor of the territory, the com mandant at Missoula and 'the Indian agent at the same point. have been named to constitute the commission. Next month is the best month in the vear to visit the Yellowstone National Park, the crowning beauty among all t he beautiful scenery along the course of the famed riverof tfie same name. The roads in and about the Park are being repaired by the superintendent, who has employed about forty men on tbe work, and now loaded wagons can use them with ease and perfect safety'. The dreaded musquito will not be admitted to tbe Park, and during August you can enjoy this wonder of America without [ allowing these pests to enjoy your ten der flesh. i .. t i . t> „ » Hmieiinicimciit lav lor, Boadinastfg j Morgan and T. It. .Seltnes returned this j morning from a trip to Dickinson, the | new town of Taylor, and other points up ! 1 lie ]in»;. Near Dickinson they discov ! Uy It j 8 found in a butte width stands | oil the bunk of tlie Little Hart. It has ! soft white substance and has been used by a man who lives near there to plaster a milk house. It gives a nice, hard fin ish and does not crack. Some of it was brought home by tbe party, and experi enced masons give .it as their «»pinion that it will intike a good lire brick. If this is so, it is the next thing to a gold .mine. It is pretty certain that it will make first class white brick, after the style of those made at Milwaukee. Mr. -, , , , , , , , , , wiU experiment with it. We shall like : ] v hear more of this._[Man«Jan Pio neer. TO THE DEATH. A Fearful Fight on the Northern Pacific Bridge at Bismarck. : ileavor to ferret The Mundan Pioneer of July 14th says: "At about 2:30 p. m. to-day, word was brought by a man on horseback to Dr. King, that an accident had happened on the big railroad bridge. The doctor and Mr. George Bingenliei liter secured a team and started for the scene of the horror. Arriv ing they found two men lying close together on the sand. Both men were dead. The facts are as follows: The men were seen to be in a disjmte by Mr. "Winstonand another man. Mr. W. started to approach them, but before he got to them wliat was his horror to sec THE MEN CLINCH, and in a second's time both men were in the air and going to immediate death. They struck the timber., 5n their fall, anil fell in the sand. The two men were from Michigan, and tlicir names were "Watson ! anil Stuart. They fell sixty-five feet, and ; were close to pier No. 4. Both men brealli ! ed but a few seconds. There were no mark-; I on them, though a little blood was visible i on the head of one. They wore working on the trestle, and «ober.'' A Close Call. The people of a little tow n in Indiana have been hanging over the brink of a fragrant church scandal, but are not aware of the fact, nor will they be until this is read over there. Just before the close of flic services last Sunday, a good Iirother walked forward to the pulpit, handed the minister an announcement, j as he thought, anil asked him in read it; •to tlie congregation before lie dismissed them. Just before time was called on ! the Doxologv the minister said. "Brother Bramlev lias handed in the j following," and in à clear voice he read j the note, which ran as follows: ! " My Own Pet Brau: —Arc you never j coming to see me again? I am «lying to ! see my darling once more and gaze into his beloved eyes. Tlie old mummy that. ; calls herself your wife will never find if : out. 1 low can you endure her ? Come, I darling, to one' who truly loves you. i Your ow n and onlv MARY. The good brother had handed in the wrong announcement. At the close of the reading the minister looked horror struck, tlie congregation stared at Brant ley with cold, hard stares, and his wife rose up in her seat and glared at him like a tigress. He was equal to the occa sion. however, and rising calmly and with a look of perfect resignation on his j face, he said: "Brothers and sisters: it may appear , strange to you that I should ask our be ! loved pastor to read such a terrible ! thing as that from the pulpit, but the j best way to light the devil is fight him ; boldly, face to face. The writer of that vile note is unknown to me, but is evi deutly some depraved child of sin who is endeavoring to besmirch my Christ ian reputation. I shall use every en out the writer, and if discovered will fearlessly proclaim her name, and hold her up to the contempt of all good Christian people." He sat down amid the murmur of approbation and sympathy, and his wife w'untcd to hug bun right before tlie congregation. That evening he told the writer of the note what had occurred, and remarked with a grin that it was the closest call he ever had in his life. A Sea Monster, An English exchange says: "The captain anil crew of tho German steamer Katie, just arrived at Newcastle, have been favored with a view' of a sea monster, in aspect novel and form stupendous. It takes pre cedence of the sea serpent. But here is the captain's own account: 'About eight miles from the Butt of Lewis a strange object ap peared to be floating on the sea. Every eye gaziug from tho ship's side was soon con centrated on the object lieforc them, which hail lain motionless in view of those on board for about twenty minutes. On the vessel coining abreast of it however, the strange object began to rise at about eighty feet from its extreme end, and a fish ten feet in length rose quickly from the water anil moved rapidly in the air a few times. This only lasted a few moments. The part of the uncanny creature which had risen so quickly descended ' again as rapidly into the sea, but at the same time the extreme end of the object, W'hich had been taken at first for the fore part of a ship, became for a moment apparent above the water, and dis closed to the lookers on the tail of a sea monster of prodigious size. This in turn sank beneath the surface of the sea, and the object was seen no more by the imterested spectators standing on the deck of tho steamer. The estimated lengtn of the body, as seen from the Katie, was about 150 feet. It was dark—almost black—in appearance, and presented an uneven as pect, the body beiug covered with hillock shapeil projections from three to four feet high, and situated from each other ut dis. tances of six feet. Near the huge tail tho projections increased in size and gradually tapered down as that extremity was reach ed. No head was observed, but it is infer red from the fact that the sea in a line with the monster was much disturbed, that a greater part of the monster's forepart must have been under water when it was dis turbed by the vessel's approach. It is, of course, impossible to tell, under the cir cumstances, what was really the sizh-of the monster they saw. But it »estimated, from tho position of the fin, that Üeoukl not have been lew than 300 in length."