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THE BILLINGS HERALD.
VOL. I. NO. 20. BILLINGS, MONTANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1882. PRICE TEN CENTS. THE BILLIN GS HERALD. BILLINGS, MONTANA, OCT. 12, 1882. Entend at Billing* Poet Office as Second Clast Matter PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY BROHLET & DEVINE. SUBSCRIPTION. Throe Months............................................... g l.&P Kix Mouths....,.............................................. 2.50 One Year...................................................... 4 .U 0 ADVERTISING RATES. One Inch. 1 insertion.................................... g 1.00 " 1 month........................................ 3,no " S months....................................... 1 .:-*), " 0 months.....................................I t.00 One year......................................................2-f.oo Loral notices set In Minion type, 15 cents a line each insertion. Special Rates given on Ions time and large ■pace advertisements. J. A. SMITH, Attorney at Law. Counsellor lor all Courts in the Territory. BILLINGS, - MONTANA. E. N. HARWOOD, Attorney 5 Law Office with F. M. French, Minnesota Ave., Billings. A. E. HERTZELL, ^Æag-iiolia. RESTAURANT. Open Day and Night. Best Meal in Town. B. B. KELLEY, M. D., OFFICE: West of Engineers' Headquarters. BILLINGS SHOE STORE, J. Losekamp tu Sons. Superior hand-sewed Boot» and Shoes. Ladies end Childrens line goods a specialty. CG Street near Mund's Bank. D. M, PARKER, M. D,, Physician and Surgeon,; OFFICE IN P. O. BUILDINC. T. A. DAVIE, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, MINNESOTA AVENUE OITU-IIK HEADOUAIITCE». Billings, • • » Montana. H. H. Griswold, D. D. S., Dental Surgeon. Office over Mund': Bank, Montana Avenue, AJMfcIJNGfc, MONTANA. claJik house L. M- Harriman, Proprietor. Centrally located. Meals at all hours. Good j Sleeping Accommodations. Wo. 4. South 28th St. Billings, M. T. ' Chas. Klambeck, Mason § Builder, Contracts taken to build brick blocks, dwellings, chimneys, cistern«, etc. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Order* or communications may be left at the bank of Stebbinr, l'ost & Mund. WILL C. KINGSBURY, ■ Dealer in Fruit, Confectionery, CHOICE TOBACCOES, Etc. Montana Ave. opposite Bank Exchange, Contracts lor Matonary Undertaken. Flue Building a Specialty. S7*Lcavc orders at Fruit Store. Pioneer Dreg Store. SHANNON & HULL, Prop's. Wc have Just received ami ud<lnl to the stcck formerly in our Drug Store, a full line ot Toilet Articles, Meerschaum Pipes, Patent Medicines. Oui cstalili*hmcnt U the largest in thin vicinity and our Kt'iek not »urjiii»«o«l in the West for variety and quality. SHANNON & HULL. Coulsoiit - Montana. Wustum, Carter & Field. LUMBER * Dealers. PLAIN AND DRESSED LUMBER, SHINGLES, WINDOWS, Deers r Mouldings. J. D. BENTON, Vice-Preet. 1st Nat. Bank, Fargo, D. T. E. I*. WELLS, Brest. Reit River Nat. Bank, Jamestown, 1). T. J.A. BABCOCK, Resident Partner. Billings Beal Estate -BOUGHT AND SOLD BY ' BENTON. WELLS & CO. Of the choicest business and residence lots for Sale. BENTON, WELLS & CO. Billings, Montana. BLUE FRONT •fo: Fall and Winter Goods ! We carry an Elegant Stock of Dry Goods, Flour Cloth in g, C iÿ a rs, Boots and Shoes, Groceries. Hats and Caps, Kerosene, Gla ssware, Tola cco. Blankets, Comforters, Gloves, Hats, Boots, Rubber Coats, Over-Shoes. Give us a call as our Prices Always the Lowest. are Postoffice. Building, Marks & Soule. j ' BABCOCK & MILES, -HEADQUARTERS FOR Heavy Hardware Large Stock of IflST « m j ; ; o^r Cor. Montana Ave. and 27th St. BILLINGS, M. T. DEALERS IN Hardware, Stoves AND TINWARE. Manufacturers of Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron Ware. Job Work a Speciality. Cor. Minnesota Ave. and 27th St, Billings, M. T. GEOl 3D. D3IC3Ü3, DEALER IN REAL ESTATE. LOTS. LOTS Bought and Sold to the best Patrons. advantage of Office Rear of P. W. McAdow's Store, 27th street. Rice, Bradley & Smith, General Contractors Public and Private Contracts Undertaken. Office in Rear of McAdow'e Store, 27th 8treet CHAS. W. THOMPSON. CYRUS II. THOMPSON, G ^ Thompson & $ DEALERS IN r °. GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Groceries, Clothing, Glassware, Crockery, Boots and Shoes and Notions. Comer, Montana Avenue and 25th St. North, IBILXjUfTO-S, Shaw & Duffleld, Contractors AND I ' l 1 . Builders, Job Work Neatly Done. s^'Boats Built on Short Notice. BILLINGS, MONTANA. 1 200 HENRY FRANK, Merchant Tailor! MEN'S, BOYS'AND YOUTHS' CUSTOM MADE CLOTHING. Gents' Furnishing Goods HATS -AJtTID CAPS. Lowest Market Prices. Everything Reasonable. THE BRICK BUILDING, MONTANA AVENUE. PEE1TCH, Choice Business and Residence Lots, Xjocated. in all Farts of tue City. Will be pleased to show lots and give any Information, personally or by letter. Correspondence Solicited. 0FEICE : Minnesota Avenue and 26th Street. J. C.BONDj BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER. Horse shoeing, Wagon Repairing, arul all kinds of Bkicksinithing Promptly and Satisfactorily done. : Large Building Beyond Clark House. Silverberg & Peaslee, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL WINES, LIQUORS And Cigars. 1872 Haynor Whiskey, and the Best brands of all other kinds of Liquors. Proprietors of the Only 12>T MONTANA. We manufacture Roda Water, Pop and Champagne Cider, and arc prepared to supplv the Western trade with these articles, put up in Patent, Fell* Locking Shipping Cases. These eases are far superior to any previously introduced in the West, and dealers will find them both con venient and labor-saving. Schlitz's Export Beer ! By the Case, Bottle or Glass. OflfTce and Wholesale House at I Factory and Sample Rooms at East B mia a g ML XÆX5.3. 1-Æ. T. KOOSTETT, I Millinery i Dress Making Fancy Coods, Hair Coods, Etc. ' AH kinds of Sewing taken in and promptly at l tended to. I beg to return thank» to the Indies 1 of Billings for Uieir patronage in the past, and trust it wiil be continued. . Near Clark's Building, Minnesota Avenue. STEBBINS, POST & MUND, ram KERS Montana. Billings, Do a General Banking Business. 1 Collections promptly made and remitted for. Exchange sold on all part» of the United States and Europe. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. FRANK'S cosmopolitan. Minnesota Avenue, Finest Stock of Goods in the City and Best of Fancy Drinks in tho Territory. G. A. McARTHUR, Proprietor. OUR TOWN. The Favorable Opinions Presented in an Exhaustive Letter by the Editor of the Bismarck Tribune. "BILLINGS BOUND TO BOOM.*' Our genial frieml Col. Lounslmry, editor of the Bismarck Tribune, sent us last week the proof sheets of his letter from here, embodying his ideas of the present pros perity and future prospects of "the Magic City of the Plains." The sentiments con tained in the letter (which we print in full) have much weight as emenatii.ig from the pen of a gentleman, the editor of the prin cipal paper in Bismarck, which, according to the ideas of the Bozeman and Miles City editors might be looked upon as a rival town.— Ep. Billings, Oct. .*5,1882.—In my former let ter I spoke of Billings, the magic city. It has indeed sprung up as if by magic, and is to-dày the best abused and least appre ciated point on the line of the Northern Pacific. It is one hundred and fifty miles west of Miles City—far enough away not to interfere in any sense with Miles town, and yet the citizens of Miles cannot listen with patience to expressions in its favor. Its de velopment, however, will add to the trade of Miles, and I shall be surprised if this fact is not realized ore long. In March last Billings was born and named in honor of Fred. Billings, one of the leading spirits in the North Pacific. To him more than to any other, belongs the credit of bringing the North Pacific safely through its days of adversity. He took the helm when its offi cers worked without salery and the com pany was not even expected to meet their office expenses. Under his administration the credit of the road was established and ils line rapidly extended. Through his work attention was attracted to the enter prise and it became possible for Mr. Villard to form his pool, which resulted in the combination, which at present controls the road. Mr. Billings, however, remains one of tiie largest individual stockholders, and takes pride in promoting its interests. He takes a deep personal interest in tins city, named for him, and will not suffer its inter ests to languish, if capital in improvements will be of service. THF. BCILM.W, INTERESTS. By actual count Billings now has 247 buildings, where only a little over six months ago there were none. The railroad company is erecting an extensive round house, at present eleven stalls, covering however, only one-fourtli of the plan. Shops to match will immediately he built. The foundations arc in for the round house and the walls arc being pushed rapidly. Some of the machinery to on the grounds fur the shops. The company contracted fur 050.000 brick for the purpose. The brick arc of a dark red and of good quality. They are using a hard blue sandstone, which abounds in the vicinity, for founda tions. and the red sandstone from Lake Superior for trimmings. Several brick buddings have already been erected. Her man ( lark, who owns the brick yard, is en couraging the use of the brick in every way possible. The brick are delivered at from $8 to $10 per thousand, and put in the wall at from $12 to $15. Mr. Clark has manu factured this year about 2,500,000 brick and will supply all required. He has erected one of the LARGEST STORE RT ILHINGS IN MONTANA. It is 50x00, two stories and basement. He is carrying 800,000 worth of good*. I noticed in hi» stock over two hundred chests of tea—a good stuck for a St. Paul wholesale house. He buys his tea of im porters by the ear load, and other goods on the same plan, and believes that at Billings can be built up one of the be»t wholesale points in the west. Jt will not he long be North Pacific, will connect with roads from the south, when Nortli Dakota, Northern Minnesota, and Manitoba will he open to the California trade via the North Pacific, and Mr. Clark intend» to be in position to deal with our merchant* when that time comes. Every promise made investors by tho townsite company is being fulfilled. Grad ing is now being done in front of block 112 for THE PEPOT HOTEL. It will be one of the best on the line, ac commodating upwards of two hundred guests. Col. Tom. Power, one of the shrewdest operators and heaviest dealers in Montana, has made large purchases at Bil ling». and is interested in a line of road now being located from Billings to Tort Benton. Its construction at an early date is more than probable, as it opens a most excellent country, now swarming with herds of cattle and sheep. The street car grade was completed some weeks ago. The strikes in the east have delayed the shipment of iron, but the cars arc already on the ground. They will run from Billing» to Coulson, but two mile» down the river, and will doubtless do a rood business from the start. WATER WORK» will be provided by a ditch which taps the Yellowstone thirty-nine miles above, and brings it water to a point on t he bluff», 170 feet above the city. The ditch is now nearly completed. It is twenty-five feet wide, aside from the berme or embankment which increases materially its capacity. The valley through which this ditch passes is from four to seven miles wide and forty miles long, and is known as Clark's Fork Bottom. Tiie soil is very productive and only needs water to make it all that can he desired for farm purposes. Fair crops arc and have been raised without irrigation, but a judicious application of water more than doubles the yield and improves im mensely the quality of tiie grain or vegeta bles. Mr. McAdow, the oldest cottier at Billing», who located here in 1374, had TIIBEE UI NBRED ACRES in crops this year. His oats yielded sixty bushels per acre and his wheat forty bushels, and I saw at Billings some of the finest vegetables—potatoes—I ever saw. Thev were grown by R. F. Bell. Mr. New man has also ninety acres under cultivation and has made money farming. There are many other families who have settled in this region during the past few years, and all report an unparalleled country for stock, and a fair country, even without irrigation, for grain. I have seen enough of the country to know tliat it is far superior to the view us ually taken of it. and to know that it will sustain a bright and bustling town of sev aral thousand inhabitants, which Billings is certain to become. Its location is beautiful and it» drainage is perfect. The waters of the Yellowstone are as clear as a crystal. Billings is prac tically at the head of navigation on the river. The blurts on either _ side of the town from two to four miles distant, rise to a height of about two hundred feet. The snow-capped Rockies; ono hundred miles west, glisten in the sun. It is not of the beauty of this locatiou I would write, but of the BUSINESS OUTLOOK. Property has advanced wonderfully, but is not yet beyond reach by any means. Col. Power paid .$1,500 for two lots in block 112, directly opposite the new hotel site. There is a low place here and the lots are rated Îtîw; although reallv as good as the best, on ill at account. Cyrus Thompson sold one in the next block for $1,860. lie has cleaned up, as they caL it in mining re gions; fourteen Ut», and $2,250 cash, from his investments in Billings real estate, and has worked into an immense commercial trade besides. Lots in Bismarck similarly situated to those mentioned above, are now worth from $4,000 to $6,000 cash, and Bismarck has never been boomed by outside capital or assisted by the railroad comyany. The shops at Billings will employ 260 men, and alone will bring over one thousand people. Fully two hundred more train men will be paid at Billings, giving a pay roll, includ ing the oliou hands, upwards of thirty thousand dollars. Good building stone is obtained readily, and brick at low rates, and as the railroad company are making PUUBTAXTIA1. IMPROVEMENTS, others will folkw their example, and the city will be snbatontially built. It will be beautified by tree», abundant water to make them grow being furnished by the water works. Messrs. Clark & Co., proprietors of the townsite, have purchased 60,000 acres of land which they will sell to actual set tlers on easy terms, and offer every induce ment, including water for irrigatJOO to tn j courage settlement. Coal veins, superior to the Iowa coal, M and 21 feet in depth, are within easy reach, and a railroad will he built to these mines, about twenty-eight miles distant, within a year or two at most. Over three hundred car loads of cattle have already been shipped from Billings, and the railroad has been here but six weeks. (Seven thousand head or about 400 car loads, remain to be shipped. Although the road was completed to Billings too late fur the bulk of the wool shipments, two hundrod ami forty tons—or an entire train load—of their product was shipped from this point during the latter part of August, and early portion of September. Judith Basin, 70 miles square, probably the best cattle|region in the world, is tribu tary to Billings. It is 75 miles to the Ju dith gap, and 55 miles to the Masselshell, another famous cattle range. The lake ba sin, a level plateau 80 miles in length, is al so tributary, not to speak of the Prior and Goose creek, about 60 miles distant, the Belt mountain sheep ranges, Warm Spring and Swimming Woman's creek, and other excellent stock regions. THOSE WHO VISIT BILLING». and consider its surroundings will not fail to sec in and about it elements that will make a city. How many visited Fargo only a few years ago and failed to see in the prairies surrounding anything to en courage settlement. It was not until Geo. W. Cass and associates, in the interest of the Northern Pacific railroad, opened the Dalrymple farms, furnishing all the capital necessary—Mr. Dalrymple only furnisiiing experience—that attention was attracted to the Red River valley where there are now more thriving villages than there were set tlers even eight years ago. Jamestown, the queen city of North Dakota, was ignored for years until Anton Klaus showed his faith in the surroundings, and now it is one of the brightest of the bustling North ern Pacific towns. Bismarck lingered on an almighty thin diet—a feverish existence at most—until George Stark, also of the North Pacific, placed Ids unlimited means at#the command of McLean & Macnidcr, and urged them to make the experiments resulting so gloriously, which by the aid of Alex. McKenzie and others has won for Burleigh county the banner for the best ag ricultural products, and that too on her third crop, and assures at Bismarck a city equal to or greater than St. Paul. See what the Hagers have done for Mandan, what Col. Merrill and Harry Douglas, aid ed by the railroad arc doing for Glendive, and Jos. Leighton for Miles City, and then tell me if you do not believe in the future of Billings; greater than all of these are in terested in its prosperity. C. A. L. REPUBLICAN HALLT. The Meeting Addressed by Messrs. Banders, Wilde and Burleigh. FORMATION OF THE BILLINGS BOTKIN CLUB. The meeting of the Republican party which was held in Fishers new building on Montana avenue on Tuesday even ing was largely attended, and notwith standing the absence of the lion. Mr. Butkih, who was to have addressed tiie assembly, the feeling seemed to he en thusiastic—particularly when the va rious speakers dwelt upon the division of this county. The meeting was called to order by Mr. C. W. Horr, who proposed that Mr. Wilde should tako the chair. On the platform the following gentle men occupied seats, viz; Messrs. C. W. Horr, J. A. (Smith, K. N. Harwood, Jno. J. Alderson, Geo. Silverberg and the speakers who addressed tho meeting, not forgetting the faber pushers. After taking the chair our friend Mr. ....... Wilde addressed a few opening remarks [ to the audience in his usual happy man -1 ner. lie touched upon tho general j principles of the party, and dwelt i upon the difference in the treatment which the people of this section of the county would receive at the hands of tho Re publican party manifested in the mg up of thé Crow reservation Mean. and* Democratic parties, and upon the lively interest wnicti - hic ru. l *^Mr* • intro Wilde concluded his speech by intro during MB. ANDREW BCBLEIGH. the Republican nominee for district at torney. Mr. Burleigh made a most fa vorable impression upon tiie audience in his speech, which covered consider able Wound and also covered tho Defhocratic nominees with something different from a halo of glory. lie appealed strongly to the people of this county to infuse new life into the administration of its affairs, and conveyed the general im pression that the Republican ticket would put the right sort of men in office. Mr. Burleigh's sallies upon the standing of tho gentlemen nominated by the democratic party were very clever. lie also entered into a discussion of the financial affairs of tho countv ar.d pre sented facta which certainly show a de 6 lorable condition of things. After Mr. urleigh had concluded his remarks, the band which was in attendance played a piece, and the HON. WII.BKR F. 8.1NDE25 E roceeded to address the assembly in is well known style. Ills speech last ed for ono hour and twenty minutes, and was listened to with marked atten tion throughout. Mr. (»anders hardly touched upon mere local questions. He propounded the principles of his own party and assailed the Democracy with the ardor of an old war horse. Ho gave an outline of the struggles of the old time Republicans of this Territory, and seemed to strike a key note cf sympa thy when he told of the faith which these old timers had ir the political status of the new elemom. which was now so rapidly filling the Territory, and he was greeted with loud ar.d prolonged applause when he extended to the peo ple of Billings as the representatives and pioneers of this new elementtha hearty welcome of the pioneers of a much ear lier date. The Democratic press came in for a heavy share of the general at tack which he made upon the Demo cratic party. Some passages in Mr. Sanders' speech were exceedingly witty and it was altogether well received by the audience. After the remarks of Col. Sanders had been concluded, Mr. Wilde read the constitution of the Bil lings Botkin Club which was formed on Tuesday, called on those who bclievod in tho principles therein set forth to come forward and sign it. The meeting then dispersed, and doubtless the weary citi zen wended I 1 « way homeward to aream of the raparil, 'and greed of the Demo cratic party as our reporter dreamt of an array of Chinese characters which are entirely useless, owing to the fact that we have not space to give verbatim reports of the speeches. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. Proceedings of the Democratic Con' vention Held at Miles City on November 7. We glean from the Miles City Tress. Pursuant to the published call, the Democracy of Custer countv metyestei day at the Cosmopolitan theatre. A brief report of the transaction we here with submit. On motion Chas. G. Cox was selected as chairman, and John X. Davidson as secretary On was B. Hiibbell, P. M. Eckford and A. D. MacAusland. It was found that owing to delayed trains a number of delegates had not arrived and on motion the con vention moved to take a recess until 5 o'clock. The committee on credentials report ed all the precincts represented by del egates or proxies except Big Porcupine, Froze-to-Death, Huntley, Young's Point and Deadwood Crossing. On motion the temporary officers were made permanent ones, and R. Deckcrt and L- W. Currier were select ed as tellers. Tho convention proceeded to business ir. the following order: Messrs. J. YV. Johnson and A. Church were put in nomination for sheriff, rewriting, J. w. Johnson, 72) A.W. Church, p. flrudy, 0. . _ .... . . r-.i.i it n %r -r^ i * i - ' * — On motion the rules were suspended and W. \V. Cartland nominated by ac clamation for county treasurer. S. L. Taylor ami 8am O'Connell were put in nomination for countv clerk, re sulting as follows: 8. L. Tavlor, 4-3; O'Connell. 41. The rules were .Suspended and Cass Gates was nominated by acclamation for county assessor, and Charles Walker for judge of probate. Dr. K. G. Redd and Dr. J. J. Wood wore putin nomination for county cor oner, resulting as follows: Red'd, 53: Wood, 2t>. The following nominations were made by acclamation: A. C. Logan, superin tendent of public schools; Win. B. Gaw, county surveyor; Daniel L. Robertson and J. B. llubhell, (long term) county commissioners; Wm. E. Cotter and L. B. Guthrie,;justices of the peace; Chas. Archer and Win. Carr, constables. C. G. Cox and Alfred Meyers were put in nomination for nomination for councilman, resulting as follows: Cox, 52; Mej'ers, 18. For representatives, P. W. McAdow was placed in nomination hut declined it, as he considered his part of the county had been slighted. John X. Davidson was then placed in nomination and declared elected. A motion was then made that the county central com mittee place a man in nomination in place of Mr. McAdcw who had refused to accept, which was carried. On motion the chairman was author ized to appoint a county central com mitee, with a membership of fifteen. The following resolution proposed bv P. W. McAdow, was adopted: Resolved, That this convention ap proves the nomination of the Hon. Mar tin Maginnis as delegate to Congress, and T. H. Edwards, as district attorney, and we hereby pledge them the cordial and united suport of the Democracy of Custer county. The usual vote of thanks to the pre siding officers was passed, also a vote of thanks to Messrs. Wolf and Robertson for the use of tho Cosmopolitan theatre, after which the convention adjourned sine die. C. G. COX, President. John X. Davidson, Sectretarv. MISCELLANEOUS. Washington Territory boast.» the widest gauge railway yet reported. It is an eight foot gauge logging road running hack from Skagit river. The rails are wood, eight by cight inches. The car» are large and are earned on twelve wheels of nine inches face with double flange». Miss Laura Wheeler, who has been many years governess to Hon. Frederick Billing»' children, mid a member of his family, ac cepted a very flattering offer to teach the higher branches in the schools of Nov York City and left on Tuesday to fill the engagement. During her residence here she has greatly endeared herself to every body, and in all the charitable or benificcnt, enterprises in which the ladies of the place have been engaged her services, gladly ren dered, have proved invaluable. Her de parture is greatly regretted.—[Vermont Standard. An Omaha dispatch of the 7th says: At Plattsmouth this morning, John Pollin, proprietor of the restaurant, shot and mor- ___ tally wounded Capt. Mattecr. Pollin call-' ed Mattecr from the street into the dining room of his restaurant, closed the door, drew a pistol and fired, striking Mattecr a over the left eye. Pollin then. Alglivszûl ____ himself up. The two men *had v»-» ifcrttpic yesremay a!>out a Tetter said to * iavc bee» received by Mattecr from rollin'» f '^ 0- Mattecr was alive at last account.». but uo hope» for t ai ned. hi» recovery are entcr Tke Fioneer Frcss say»: Three magnifi cent new Pullman sleeper» were in the Union depot yards yesterday, the Dickin son, Pyramid Park and Miles City, the la-i named just from the shop». They belong to the Northern Pacific Service, and will bo followed during the coming week by the Fort Keogh, Glendive and Billing». They are improvements, if that be possible, upon any of their predecessors. President Yil lard has said that within a year's time the road will be finished, and that all prepara tions must be made to furnish in anticipa tion the best car service that money end skill can secure for the great route. "A Noble Gift. The library of Hon. George P. Marsh was last week purchased by Hon. Frederick Billing», and will bo presented fcy him to the University of Vermont at Burlington. It contains ubout 12,COO volumes ar.d i s said to be one of the most remarkable co lections of books in the world. Most cf the books are in Rome and Florence, Italy, completely catalogued by Mr. Marsh bin - self, and will bo shipped at once. Mr. Bil lings began negotiations, fer the purchase of the library as soor. as he learned that it was to be sold, but came very near lcsir.g it (the desire to posses» tho treasure being ac tive among the college» of tu:» country) by an unfortunate mischance in reaching the executer in charge, who was on hi» way from Europe while a communication was going to him at Rome. There is a striking appropriateness in the purchase of this library by Mr. Billings for the Uni versity. He is an alumnus of the college and his home in this village was tho birth place of George P. Marsh, greatly enlarged and enriched, it is true, but the walls of the old Marsh homestead are preserved intact in the new; and Mr. Marsh's American home was in Burlington, ha was once a trustee of the college and at one time, when hopeful regarding the amount of property be should leave, made a will giv ing his library to the institution. So it will be seen that the right man has bought the library and will make proper disposition of it. The published estimate of the li brary is $25,000.—[Vermont Standard. MONTANA NEW8. G. N. Burdick is to start a new paper in the thriving town of Glendivc. A vein of the peroxide of manganese ka3 been discovered in the Mile» City irrigation ditch by Col. Wm. B. Gaw, Dr. G. C. Swallow, father-in-law of Col. A. M. Woolfolk, wilt be one of tho editors of the Helena Independent. In one round up of the Judith country, covering one hundred miles of territory, The Avant Courier glories in a new bead and dress. The Gallatin News to keep pace with ita contemporary b03 enlarged to a six-column folio. Cars on the Northern Pacific arc expected to bo running between Missoula and Puget Sound by nest Christmas. Only about 53 miles remain ungraded. Paul McCormick, of Junction City, ami T. C. Power, of Fort Benton, arc building a large shipping and freighting warehouse across the river frowaJunction. A young man from Billings, a witness in the Geo. Bell ease, was quite severely handled Monday night iu a Park » 1 «** saloon, by noiuo of Bril 1 » friends.— G u *'' Journal. .W