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THE BILLINGS HERALD.
VOL. I. NO. 26. BILLINGS, MONTANA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1882. THE BI LLING S H ER ALD. KILLING S, MONTANA, NOV'. 23, 1882. Entwd «< Bi lling« Pod Office ts Second Class MaHer PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY ALEXANDER DEVINE SUBSCRIPTION. Three Months.............................................. Six Mouth*................................................... «'.Vi One Year..............................ItJU ADVERTISING RATES. cAte inch, l insertion....................................$ l.no " 1 month...........;............................ 3,00 •' T- months....................................... 7.00 " C months...................................... 14.011 One year......................................................24.011 Iam-hI notices set in Minion type, 10 cents a line each insertion. Special Rates given on long time and large *paeo advertisement». JAMES R. GOSS. Buy and Sell Real Estate. Collections will receive Prompt Attention. Office over Munds Bank, Billings, j J. A. SMITH, Attorney at Law Counsellor for all Courts in the Territory. Office Over Mund'e Bank, BILLINGS, - MONTANA. ! E. N. HARWOOD, Attorney 5 Law Office with F. M. French, Minnesota Ave., Billings. A. E. HERTZELL, 2v£agrxiolia RESTAURANT. Open Day and Night. Best Meals in Town. B. B. KELLEY, M. D„ Room 1. OFFICE: Fisher's building. D. M. PARKER, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, Special Attention given to Extraction of Teeth. Office, Room 2, Fisher's Building, i T. A. DAVIE, M. I)., Physician and Surgeon, ' on ici: g y nr. mundv bank, Billing*, Montana. CLARK HOUSE L. M. Harri man, Proprietor. Centrally Located. Meals *t nil hours. Good bleeping Accommodations. No. 4, South 29th St, Billings, M. T. BURKE & TOWN, ! Livery and City Corral.; Iforsc*, Mules and Outfits bought and sold. ! Arrangements made for carriage of parties, j Will sell outfit or take charge of party. Racek Bros., Harness Makers AND SADDLERS. California : Collar*, Wbipi os a specialty. Dealers hex, brushes, Combs, Etc. Billings, - Montana. Chas. Klambeck, Mason < Builder. Coiitrncts taken to build 1 chimneys, cisterns, etc. blocks, dwellings. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Orders or communications rnn bank of Ptebbins, IW. .t Mund. be left at the KINGSBURY & HERRICK, —— Dealers in — Confectionery CIGARS, TOBACCOS, Stationery, Periodicals, Etc. Agents (or St Paul Pioneer Press. — Montana Ave. opposite Bank Exchange. BILLINGS, - MONTANA. Rice* Bradley & Smith, COMMISSION MERCHANTS. DEALERSIN Grain, Flour, Corn Outs, Ground ami Mill Peed, Baled Hay, anti ; all kinds of Produce. Hides and Skins Bought and Sold. Orders, Consignments and Correspon dence Solicited. Asa Fisher, Wholesale Dealer in Wines, Liquors -AND Cigars. -SOLE AGENT FOR VAL. BLATZ'S Export Lager Beer. L. H. FEN8KE, Resident Man'gr. BU-UNGS, - * MONTANA. J. D. BENTON, Vice-Preat. 1st Nat. Bank, Fargo, D. T. E. P. WELLS, Prcst. James River Nat. Batik, Jumestuwn, D. T. J. A. BABTOCK, Resident Parti Billings Beal Estate -BOUGHT AND SOLD BY-— BENTON, WELLS & Of the choicest business and residence lots for Sale. j BENTON. WELLS & CO. ! Billings, Montana. MARKS & SOULE, Wholesale Grocers GLASSWARE AND BAR FIXTURES. i ' KEROSENE A SPECIALTY ! Up Country Trade Solicited. BLUE FRONT Postoffice Building, BILLINGS, M. T. IF 1 . 2o£- PEriTCH:, Choice Business and Residence Lots, Located, in a-ll Farts of tlxe Cit 3 r_ Will lie pleased to show lots and give any information, personally or by letter. Correspondence Solicited. OFFICE: Minnesota Avenue and 26th Street. BABCOCK & MILES, HEADQUARTERS FOR Large Stock of ! ! pue !q op> Montana Ave. and 27th St. ; Goal and Wood Stoves. OUT IHA.1T2D, ' BILLINGS, M. T. BROTff*, DEALERS IX Hardware, Stoves AND TINWARE. Manufacturers of Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron Ware. Job Work a Speciality. cor. Minnesota Ave. and 27th St., B illing s, M. T. CHAS. W. THOMPSON. CYRUS U. THOMPSON. G ^.Thompson & g fo. DEALERS GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Groceries, Clothing, Glassware, Crockery, Boots and Shoes and Notions. Comer, Montana Avenue and 25th St. North, zBHüiLinsra-s, - - Shaw & Duffield, m r s : Contractors AND JUST ARRIVED AT ROD N EY'S \ choice lot of Hair Goods Also latest Styles in Fall lints and Bonnet*, ami another lot expected daily, to be told at greatly reduced prices. Near Clark's Building, Minnesota Avenue. 8TEBBINS, POST & MUND, Builders.; B a N KERS Job Work Neatly Done. ®»X"Boats Built on Short Notice. BILLINGS, - MONTANA. i Billings, - Montana. Do a General Banking Business. Collections promptly made and remitted for. Exchange sold on afl j,arts of the United States and Europe. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. Hanging Lamps, Bracket Lamps, And a Large and Complete Line of Crockery, Glassware and Bar Goods, at P. W. McADOW & CO.'s COULSON AND BILLINGS, MONTANA. It will pay Hotels, Saloons and Restaurants to consult our Prices on the above goods. Arc also offering Special Prices on FLOUR and HAILS. We have just received a Complete line of BOTTLED Wines, Liquors and Cordials. Wc arc prepared to sell the usual line of Wines and Brandies, as well as Angelica, Jamaica Bum, Arrac Punch, Hum Hunch and Cherry Brandy 1 >v the gallon or Barrel. i : I j j A FULL LINE OF CIGARS -A-T EA.STER1T PRICES. j ! j ; ; ! j I Have about Twenty Barrels of Fair Whiskey which we will sell to close it out. Buv it and meet the demand for CHEAP DRINKS. SOLE AGENTS IFOIR Diamond " Silverberg V" Whiskey. & Peaslee, at cost WHOLESALE AND RETAIL WINES, LIQUORS And Cigars. 1872 Haynor Whiskey, and the Best brands of all other kinds of Liquors. Proprietors of the Only Water Establishment I3ST MONTANA Me manufacture Soda Water, l'op and Champagne Cider, and are prepared to supply the_ Western trade with these articles, put up in Patent, Self Locking Shipping Cases. These cases are far superior to any superior previously introduced in the West, aud dealers will find them both con venient and labor-saving. Schlitzes Export Bottled Beer by the Case, Bottle or Glass. HOLE AGENTS FOR CONRAD'S BUDWEISER B EE R. Office and Wholesale House at I Factory and Sample Rooms at BilHiLgfs, East ~Ri Hi lags. FIRE PROTEC TION. Meetings Held on Friday and Tuesday Evenings—Petition for the Appoint ment of a Fire Warden Forwarded. A HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY ORGANIZED. A meeting was held in the school house on Friday evening, the object of which was to consider the best ways and means of protecting the property of the town. Mr. Jîrcnchaud occupied 'the chair und Alex. Devine acted as secro tary. After a general discussion of the situa tion, in the course of which some valu able information was given by different f entlemcn present, it was' moved by Ir. Foster and seconded by Mr. Mund that a committee of throe be appointed to investigate and report to the meeting the best means of protecting the prop erty of the citizens from lire, ana also to ascertain and report what power the citizens could exercise in the premises. The committee were Messrs. Foster, Garrison and Breueliaud. The meeting then adjourned till Tues day night at 7:30 r. m. the adjourned meeting was called to order by .Mr. Breueliaud on Tuesday evening at 8 p. >r. The committee ap pointed ai the previous meeting being called upon lor their report, Mr. Foster on behalf of the committee reported that it had been ascertained that a fire warden could be appointed by the county commissioners, and that a peti tion had already been forwarded rec ommending that Mr. James Ferguson should be appointed fire warden. Mr. Foster also reported that as a result of the investigations of the committee, he could state that it was quite possible to secure a good hand lire engine, sufficient hose and the necessary appliances for 81,200, which could easily be raised in the town by aubscription. He also recommended that a hook and ladder company should at once be organized and that a committee should be ap pointed for the purpose of seeing the citizens regarding the digging of wells in different portions of tue town and having such wells dug; and also that a committee should be appointed to cor respond with manufacturers and others regarding the prices of engine, hose, etc. After some general discussion it was moved and carried that a committee should he appointed to see that wells be dug in different parts of the town. This committee were then appointed, viz: Messrs. O. D. Garrison, G. I). Rice, John J. Alderson, James Fergu-I son and Chas. Wustiuu. It was then moved and carried that a ' committee of three should be appoint ed to organize a hook and ladder com- ! pany. Messrs. Webb, Faust and Alla- ! son constitute the committee appointed, j On motion it was carried that a finance committee should be appointed to raise the funds required for the purchase of the engine, etc. It was then carried that Messrs. F. II. Foster, C. II. Thomp son and VanSinden should be this com mittee. • On motion it was unaninionslv carried that the meeting authorize the 'commit ) j tee to pro rata the amount to he'côïlëct- ! P ed for the purpose of establishing a fire ; organization with appliances, among the propertv holders of the town i 3Ir. roster then moved ana pec* onded by J. R. Goss, that a commit tee should be appointed to correspond j ith manufacturers and others regard -1 "tm, couhf'he procured! Thé" foliowhfg| were appointed a committee for this I purpose, viz.: Messrs. Webb. Smith j and Matheson. A general resume of the whole ques- j tion was then indulged in, during which Messrs. King, Webb, Smith, , Faust j Allaxon and others gave some in- j tescsting points for general considéra îi°,îî: 8 i lpi ' lv ; i lll ,V U ' ' rope required by the hook and ladder : company. It was then moved l>v Mr. ! Allason and seconded by 3Ir. \Vebb that the meeting Should resolve itself ! into a permanent fire protection organ- ; ization- Carried. j.. On motion the following* i nted to draft a committee was appointed tu draft a constitution and by-laws, viz: Messrs. Faust, Smith, Webb', Rowley and Devine. The meeting adjourned after Mr. Alderson bad been called upon to ex press bis views regarding the division of the county which he did in a very neat speech,* which was well received', to convene again on Thursday evening. These meetings were both well at tended by our prominent citizens, and is everyone* manifested the liveliest inter- i of est in the matter under consideration, } 1 j which certainly is of paramount impor- j tance in a new town. The selection ofi,. Air. James rerguson tor the responsible ■a of fire warden was a moÿ hap e. Mr. Ferguson is one of our most energetic business men, and will j command the respect of all our citizens. We trust that the committee having the financial part of the business under their care will ho successful in their task which certainly is a disagreeable though absolutely necessary one. FB0M 0UE CORRESPONDENTS. Nov. 13, 18S : To the TMitor of the Itilliiis* Herald: Old Boreas has -~ 1'ark City, M. T., j J swooped down on this j beautitul va'lcy and now where but a week j ago the long grasses swayed bciorc a gentle j breeze, the blizzards roar and fill the at-j mospheré with drifting snow. The work j train was snow-bound last night in a .cut west of Nada, but is running again to-day. ! The construction outfit has been lying idle I for a week past. The first day and a half waiting for grade and since on account of the storm, and to-day for lack of material. The river is full of floating ice, and the ferry at Hunter's Hot Springs, four miles west of here, is no longer in operation. Verily the season of apples, eider and dried butternuts is here; "When cfanes winter with hail and storm, And roaring lire, and ingle warm, Sing first glad summer's departed rays, Then make the best of the blizzard days." Ya-as, jes so...... M. C. Kimberley stopped here on the night of the 11th......Col. Clough, I*. Burnston, Sam Bundock and other great railroad braves, are at Bozeman on business connected with the noble science of railroading......Election is over and the Republicans no more may boast of wading through Democratic gore. They have been vanquished, and their scalps are hanging in the wigwams of the conquerors. ......The following malicious article is go ing the rounds of the press, and it is un necessary for ns to crush it with a denial. It is evidently the work of a disappointed applicant for admission into the select Alkali Club. He claims 'twas picked up on the prairie, but we know a d—euced sight better. Below is the contemptible libel: OFFICIAL ItKPOBT 5TII KEGCLAIl HEFTIXO ALKALI CLUB. October 21, 18S2. Roll being called all the members ans wered to their names. Mr. President then announced the meeting ready for business. Mr. John C. Winston offered the follow ing preambles and resolution: Whereas, Woman was made as a spec ial blessing from Providence to man; and Whereas, She is the embodiment of beaut}', love, and refinement, [applause,] the essence of honey, sugar and molasses, [applause aud shouts of laughter,] the pale star of civi lization and society, [applause and cries of Bully Bey.] and of ' ! ! j To be happy with her is the iibiti Whereas, ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every labor and enterprise tends, and for which every desire prompts the prosecution, [Wild cheers and uproarous applause,] therefore, lx- it Resolved, That we keenly deplore the absenco oi those ladies whose presence during the past, six months, has tended so much to keep alive in nur bosoms those tender graces and sensibilities that arc char acteristic of gentility and nobility. Mr. Dabney hero interrupted the speaker by saying, he would be dog-gone if that was not good, and he would vote the adoption of the preamble and resolution, but lie wanted to amend by inserting after the word "nobility," the following: "And wc earnestly hope they may ap preciate the gravity of our situation when they consider, what is a well established fact, that when men arc separated from the gentler sex, they degenerate into barbarous ruffians, and soon become ex—" At this point a great tumult arose. Mr. Rolfs level rod flew up and hit Mr. Dabney on the head, the lights were extinguished and the meeting broke up in disorder. Mr. Dabney was carried home on a ear door. F. A. Smitu, Recorder and Corresponding Scr'y. Notwithstanding the above emanation of wickedness, the Alkali Club still flourishes and the sacred sage brush, now transplant ed into an empty tobacco pail, is sweetly blooming, in the ipner sanctuary. X.T. C. MONTANA NEWS. A citizen of Bozeman Las invented and patented an improved saw-mill dog. A 14-year-old (laughter of Chief Justice Wade, of Helena, is writing criticisms of Herbert Spencer's views of education. Six thousand dollars worth of Caster county bonds were lately sold in Miles City to Henry Fling, of Virginia City, at two per cent. bcloW par. When George Jessrang gave his name to the election clerk in Bozeman precinct, an officer stepped forward and gathered him in. His presence was demanded in Jeffer son county to answer a criminal charge. The town of Billings, with a population of twelve hundred, is still one of the live liest towns in the Territory. It is quite probable that extensive slaughtering houses will be erected there early in the spring by parties connected with the Union Stock Yards, Chicago.—[Yellowstone Journal. ) A young man named Harris Kink met j with a frightful accident while driving on the west Gallatin a few days since. Ilis team ran away ami by some means his head became entangled in ilie wheel and stooped it from turning. Strange to say he released himself unaided though terri bly injured. He will probably survive the accident. The Miles City Tress of the 14th inst. contains a highly meritorious article from the pen of G. II. Scott, on the culture and P rotcction of fruit arul ornamental trees, The matter is one of much interest and on the opening of another spring should re ceivc the attention of the people of Billings. », . .. ... , _ ^ t At . somc f,ltur * fan, ® wc Wl11 niakc further | reference to this subject. i The Drum Luinon, a highly productive i mh:e I at Mar >' svilIe in tJ,e vicini< T " f IIel ' | cna ' ias a syndicate of English j capitalists for the handsome sum of $500,- : ,000. The new company will at once begin | active operations and it is hoped that the ■ uecessful working of this mine will stimu , latc the confidence of foreign capitalists to make other large investments in Montana. On Tuesday of last week as the stage , , * T , . TT , coach fr0In 1)eor I '° ,1 « e to IIelena *as crossing Mullan creek bridge It npset, not going off the bridge however, and some of the passengers wore injured. One of them, j.. t> , r Mr - 1 • McUlen ' 111 attornpting-to jump out j was caught hr the coach and received the full weight of the heavy vehicle on lfis body. No limbs were broken, but he was hurt internally though it is hoped not fa tally. The Courier says that Mr. D. J. Stewart is preparing material for an illustrated his tory of Montana which promises to be a work of great merit. It will be composed i of historical and biographical sketches, } reminiscences and valuable and interesting the fact that one of great in 1 j terest it is highly important that the ma terial should be gathered and compiled j matter generally. Apart from ofi,. U ...... „ „ __ __ ...... j before those who lived through the early history of Montana shall have passed away. William F, Cody, better known as "Bnf f*lo Bill," bciievss that Gen. Custer killed j himself, when he saw that, death was inev j itablc, in preference to being killed by the ! Indian*. He gives the foliowiligreason for j this belief: "The Indians will not mutilate ja body which they-fined dead, and Gen. j Custer's was the only one that was not j scalped and otherwise cut to pieces and j burned. My impression is that lie, after j seeing all his command shot down, and that he himself must also go, turned and j took his own fife rather than be killed by the savages. I was in Gen. Crook's com mand that soon after arrived upon the scene, and although Custer went into the fight with seven companies, and had 300 men killed, I am satisfied he never would have given the Indians battle had he not thought reinforcements were near at hand. Rome time after the engagement an Indian warrior told me that Custer was the last man to fall and killed himself. Had Custer been given entire command of the troops he would have whipped the Indians instead of being crushed by them.—[Courier. MISCELLANEOUS. A machine for counting sheep has been invented and put in operation in California. It is placed in an opening in the fence, and registers every sheep that passes it. Counterfeit silver dollars of a very dan gerous character are being putin circulation in large quantities, especially in the west. Being heavily plated they are said to with stand all ordinary tests. Very rich deposits of silver boaring ore arc said to have been discovered along Lake Superior, on the Canadian side of the boundary. The reports read as if the mine were one of almost pure gilver. It seems a little too good to be true. A Minneapolis blacksmith named berank Hansen, killed a burglar by hitting him with his bare fists. That is what Hanson and his wife say and the burglar being picked up dead had no story to tell. The police authorities fear there may have been weapons used. The Seventh infantry is to be transferred from the department of Dakota to that of the Flatte. The Seventh has been station ed over twelve years in Montana and Dako ta, and has seen much hard service both in battle and on inarch. Its place will be taken by the Fifteenth, Col. ' Buell com nyujding. to so A company with a capital of $2,000,000 lias been formed to start a booming town at the Narrows of Devil's Lake, Dakota, to be called Odessa. They will build a palatial steamer for tho navigation of the lake, build a three story brick hotel 72x100 feet and a steam flouring mill, with a per diem capacity of 250 barrels. Altogether it looks as though preparations were being made to "lay over" every other Dakota boom ever yet inaugurated. A strong agitation has begun In San Francisco for another mining exposition as it is claimed the recent one at Denver did not fully illustrato the mineral wealth of this country. It is suggested that one be held which shall be national and even in ternational in ils character, including not only even-mineral producing Slate of tho Union, hut also British America and Aus tralia. It would represent beside gold and silver mines every other import mineral. Such an enterprise is worthy of the highest commendation. On the 15th inst. the Sioux chief, Bravo Bear, suffered the death penalty at Yank ton. In April, 1879, lie murdered and rob bed Joseph Johnston, near Fort, Sully. He thcii joined Sitting Bull's hostile band and it was only on the surrender of this latter chief that Brave Bear was captured. He was tried and sentenced by the district court at Yankton, Chief Justice Edgcrton presiding. He was the first Indian ever exe cuted by virtue of the decree of a civil court. Brave Bear was generally regarded as a bad Indian and it is certain that his hands were imbued in the blood of many white vic tims. He bore his thirteen months con finement und final doom with a spirit worth j- of the cognomen lie had assumed. The Northern Pacific and Manitoba roads which have long been antagonistic over the construction of new lines, seem to have arrived at an amicable settlement. The arrangement is substantially as fol lows: The North Pacific tunu over to the Manitoba 118 miles, and receives in return 100 miles. It is agreed that neither com pany shall build in the common territory, without first obtaining the consent of the other. In detail the branch lines surren dered are these: The North. Pacific gives up to the Manitoba the Casselton branch forty-live miles; the Pelican branch from Fergus Falls to Pelican Rapids, twenty-two miles; the Manitoba it Southwestern from Winnipeg to Nelsomille, fifty .five miles; total 11S miles. The Manitoba gives up to the North Pacific the Brown's Vallc-y fine, from Morris to Brown's Valley, forty-eight miles; from Brcckeuridge west forty miles and from Morris to u point east twelve miles; total 100 miles. The Next Senate. United States Senators for ti e term be ginning March 4, fS33, have been elected r.s follows: Iowa, James F. Wilson, Republi can, vice McDill, Republican: Kentucky, James B. Beck, Democrat, re-elected; Lou isiana, Randall S. Gibson, Democrat, vice Kellogg, Republican; Mississippi, L. Q. C. Lamar, Democrat, rc-cleeted; Oregon, J. t | X. Dolph, Republican, vice Grover, Demo i crat; Rhode Inland, Henry E. Anthony, i Republican, re-elected; Virginia, Henrv | J^^lebcrger Rcadjuster, vice . Johnston, j Democrat. The following states have yet : to elect: Alabama. Arkansas, Dcleware, | Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Colora' Illinois, Kunsas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire and New Jersey. Of the twenty six newly elected members who will occu py seats in the next United States Senate about eleven will be Republican and tho remainder Democratic, givirig the latter party a majority of four or fite. Tho Forty-Eighth Congress. The result of the congressional contc?ts throughout the country arc now generally definitely known, and the following table may therefore be relied upon as very near ly, if not absolutely, correct. Ths 4Sth congress will consist of 325 members, of whom the Democrats have secured 191, and the Republicans, Readjusters, Southern Liberals, (Jrccnbackers, together i; 34, as follows: States. Rep. Dem . Alabama....................., Arkansas....................... . California....................... r» Colorado........................ — Connecticut.................... 3 Delaware........................ L Florida.......................... 1 Georgia.................... 111 J liinois.................. ............ 11 9 Indiana......................... .......... 4 f» Iowa......... .................. ........... !) Kansas......................... Kentucky....................... 9 Louisiana....................... ....... 1 Maine........................... — Maryland....................... 4 Massachusetts................ ........... !l Michigan.................... 1 <; Minnesota...................... ........... T> Mississippi................. 5 Missouri........................ 13 Nebraska.................... Nevada.......................... New Hampshire ............. — New Jersey.................. ........... 4 3 New York...................... ........... 13 21 North Carolina............... 4 5 Ohio............................. ........ 8 13 Oregon............................ ........... I Pennsylvania.................. ............ 14 14 Rhode Island.................. South Carolina............... G Tennessee.............. ,s 10 Vermont......................... Virginia......................... West Virginia................... 3 Wisconsin..................... Ö Total.......................... 191 RAILROAD MATTERS. A new' express office is to be erected near the depot. A large amount of snow fencing has been brought in lately for use along the line west of here. The U. S. Railroad Commissioners w ill look ever the road between here and Livingston in a few days, with a view to its acceptance by the operating depart ment of the N. 1\ The locomotive round-house is being roofed and will be ready for use by Bee. 1st. It is a handsome structure and is so arranged as to be easily capa ble of extension as soon as the traffic of the road demands greater accommoda tion. The new freight depot will be ready for occupation in a very short time. The freight offices will then be removed to that building, and as tho ticket and telegraph offices are to be in the new hotel which is being improvised from the commodious headquarters building, is probable that the present excuse for a depot will be taken down and ship to the * ped ie front. The headquarters building has been moved to its site beside the track, and now being rapidly fitted up for hotel purposes. Mr. Greene, at present of H. Bruns' bank, and T. Maylone the popu lar proprietor of the Key City restaur ant- will be in charge. The smaller building ÜT the headquarters block cop tainina Mr. Kimberly's office, will also be moved to a point »little west of the hotel.