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THE BILLINGS HEBALD.
BILLINGS, MONTANA, APRIL 21, 1883. The Herald has contracted under the printing law to do all legal advertisin , printing and publishing of whatever char actor, required to be done in Yellowstone County, or for which said county is charge able. RAILROAD TIME TABLE. NORTHERN PACIFIC R. K. ARRIVE FROM EAST. Pacltlc Express 7:43 p.in. No. 13, Freight, 3:00 p.in. DEPART FOR EAST. Atlantic Kxp., 7:30 ft. m. No. 14 Freight, 7:13 «. in. ARRIVE FROM WEST. Mixed l>aily 4:30 p. m. No. 4, Freight, 12 :lH) in. DEPART FOR WEST. Mixed Haily 7:13 a.m. No. 3 Freight, 1:30 p.m. .Location of Billings. This town is located on section 33, town ship 1 North, and section 3, township 1 South, range 2»5 East. Latitude 45 degrees and 45 minutes. Longitude 31 degrees West of Washington. " ins, 3U seconds West ofGrecuwicli. tmn miles West of Duluth. 015 " from St. Paul. 90 " North of St. Paul. 3112 feet above the sea level. The Yellowstone, which is 5UU miles in length, varying from 500 to 1000 feet in width; is navigable from its junction with the Missouri, at Fort Buford, to a point opposite Billings. The work of cleaning the streets and back yards, around town still remains generally neglected. A few citizens have given the matter prac tical attention, but the majority have not, and we shall continue to give gratuitous advice on this sub- ; ject till a more general move is! made. Why will our citizens not j consider or understand the im portance of this matter ? A new industry has sprung up ; among the shrewd \ ankees of Mas-, sachusetts. A Boston tanner says that Harvard students have been in the habit of bringing him negro skins to be tanned. Just what this species of coonskin is used for we arc not informed, but we should say that among æsthetic Bostonians Oscar Wilde's poems, bound in the cuticle of one of those interesting colored people must be too utterly all but. The Avant Courier says: "The! election in the new county of Yel lowstone has resulted in a demo cratic victory. Now look out for a ! ably repeats itself. Now this is a ; sad fate for our county to contem- ; financial swamping during the next two years. History almost invari- j plate, still sometimes we think the ' Courier does not know all about , what is to take place in the "great ^ subsequentlv," and at times we j have been led to believe that what the Courier does not know any thing about, past, present or future, j would make a good national library. Billings criminals seem to be re ceiving their just deserts at the hands of court and jury at Miles j City. Lumpp has been convicted j of murder in the second degree, 1 which was the highest crime oharg- ; cd against him in the indictment, i Though the prosecuting attorney j expresses his regret, as appears by our correspondent's, letter, that Lumpp was not indicted for the higher crime, yet, as it does not ap pear that Taylor was the victim of an act conceived in pre-existing malice, we consider the crime of which he stands guilty sufficient to allow of adequate statutory punish ment. Dan Leahy was convicted of a crime of which lie was guilty, but has escaped the gallows by tak ing his own life. McArthur's trial will he watched by our readers with much interest and with varied sen timents. It is difficult to form any idea of what may be the result of his trial, or indeed of his just de serts. After many days the Miles City Press announces the discovery of indications of roltennesss in the elections held at that precinct last autumn. Little by little the Press is gaining courage to range itself among the outspoken reformers of C'uster county. This is what it says: The county canvassers last November announced that the vote for Maginnis, as delegate, in Miles City alone was 867, and that for Botkin was 347. The vote for dis drict attorney was nearly identical with those figures, Burleigh being credited with 338 and Edwards with 862, Last Saturday the school vote stood, Ladd 422, Lebchcr 173. The last namod may be fairly iaken as representing the alleged ring vote of last November. The question, however, arises as to what has be come of the six hundred or so of votes which have disappeared in the meantime. The manner in which the slums and hack alleys of the town were dragged on Satur day showed that the ring element was mustered in its whole available strength, and yet its vote was sev eral hundred short of what it was declared to have cast in November* What has become of the rest of the fellows? 6 0 I hi <1 h Ö H 4 4 w O M H 0 1 H P O O w o H GQ £ o A A 2 o C .2 Millis............... Tutt................. S c: 5 C*; cc S 2 7i S * c e £ 6 ivebb............... ci — i- 3 ^ ^ i— i- c: o ; IS 3. «OwNvwl'-H • 1 Cl ^ j l Lee....... . ..........| Cl o a p o U | Ç « M C4 w. « f H ?i 3 McCormick......J r 2 ~^ IT Barney.............. £ 2 ?t g 2 - n 2 Supt. of Schools. Hendry............. S2S8SS83SM* Mycr................. Cl o -1* i € 1 Lamport...........| 1 i £ Allusou............ « w. C. X C. ^ O C. i - t Si lloaj' I K— C I Nutting. I S rr îî o ?i — 5 ^ r. ^ E •£> rs 9 e >5 £ -• Peters........ Ramsay. n ~ c m - r. m r. I- -» n « >o c-. ci ci ci ci — McGinnis x -r ci x c s *c 7c rr fT lc c. — « -r rc — c: ci : — S X ;; 1~ Ä : Matheson cz ~2 u Z' c u ^ C Bolt Covcly...... Breucliaud....... Marks Ferguson........... Tinkler.. i , ! ! ! j t j 1( , ] a ^ c election Herewith we give our readers a tabulated statement of the vote at It exhibits no as already published. Every dem- 1 ocra tic candidate was elected bv a material change from the separate returns from the several precincts } iea vv majority with the single cx , ception of O. E. Millis, who was de- 1 ^ f ea ted as county commissioner hv j j F. W. Lee, a republican candidate. J ;(j Barney, whose fate for a time; trembled in the balance, is out of j tlie ] >v a c i ear minority of 481 votes. The largest total vote polled for any one otHee was 1162—the com bined vote of the two candidates j j for the recordership. Mr. Ferguson, j j the successful candidate for sheriff, 1 received a higher vote than any ; other on the two tickets, viz: 785, being over two-thirds of the total W. B. Webb was com-1 plimented at Billings to the extent j i j vote east of 409 votes—the largest vote polled j for any candidate at a single pre-j cinct. Billings polled by far the largest vote—520—of which three were thrown out as being irregular—and Reed's ranch the smallest—12. All the precincts with the exception of Stillwater and Reed's ranch gave a majority support to the democratic ticket. Such are the chief features of in terest in the figures of the official returns. We have commented at length in former issues on the rc I suit of the election, and little more j remains to be said. In a few days j the successful candidates will final-1 ify according to legal requirement, j become the officers <d Yellowstone county and so remain during the next eighteen months. We firmly believe that in their official career they will do no violence to the con fidence which lias been reposed in them, nor belie the judgment of the party and people who selected them to fill these positions. So ends the first election in Yel lowstone county and in dismissing its consideration we can only hope that future political contests may result as felicitously for our demo cratic friends—provided they con tinue to deserve success. It would appear from Miles City reports of yesterday and to day that the contest between the opposing factions in Custer county is practi cally at an end. 1). A. Robertson, representing the deposed commis sioners, so carried the matter before chief-justice Wade that the validity of the act of legislature that depos ed them was brought into direct question. The point was argued by the best legal talent in the Ter ritory, and the court promptly sup ported the legislative power and the commissioners acting under its di rection. W. W. Garland, the late treasurer who suffered official de capitation at the hands of the party ' of reform, also demands legal aid to reinstate him in position. The de cision in his case has not yet reach ed us, but it does not seem proba 1 bio that he can obtain his desire, Lastly the election of commissioner! on Monday of this week has result 1 ed in the almost unanimous stip-! j port of the People's ticket, repre J senting the reform interests. .So it would seem that the ring element j of Custer county is so completely j j overthrown and so far in minority j as to he practically a nonentity. Those of the faction who are di- 1 j the legal contest in higher courts, j hut they can get no favorable de cision in Montana, and will hardly verdict of the people and j court at Miles City may , , .. ,, 1 rectlv interested may continue the undertake the delay and expense j incident to earn ing the ease bevond ! our courts. But we trust that the; of the j end a ! merely upon the parties interested, but also upon Custer county and j Montana generally. j struggle which, from its repulsive notoriety, has brought disgrace not ! ; CROAKERS. It seems that there is a certain proportion of the people of Boze man who not do accept the theory of I their brethren that Bozeman was foreordained to become a gilt-edged city within the next decade, or that each and every of her inhabitants arc millionaires in prospective. j numbers among lier inhahi j tant« a strong sprinkling of that species of aggravated nuisance—the j perpetual croaker, who, lacking the spirit of enterprise and hopefulness is not content to remain a dead clog on the wheels of progress, but must needs lift up his voice to proclaim his jaundiced ideas and exert such influence as he may have, generally small, fortunately, to re- ! tard his own advancement as well as that of those around. This is what the Bozeman Chronicle says of such miserable specimens: Have you seen the croaker. But cer tainly you have if you are a resident of Bozeman. They are a disagreeable set, who are probably effected by a disorder ed liver or lack of exercise. They are on every corner. If you want to find one make a remark in the presence of a dozen men that Bozeman is going to he a good town. Then the croaker will show his hand. He will pounce down on you like a bird of prey, and indig nantly inform you that you don't know what you are talking about. Bozeman, according to his opinion, will lie a way station, and the conductor will ascertain if there are any passengers for before I be train gets here, so as I/o know whether to slop or not. In short he will deliver a long invective against the town, and flic strangest thing about it all is that be is a property owner, and who places a valuation on his property above what it is really worth. Such are the croak ers. Bozeman lias a large number of them,whose talk to the stranger is some times convincing, and to those who have faith, disgusting. 'When it becomes necessary for a man to depreciato the town he lives in it is time for him to seek pastures new. There lias never been a town of any size,however, in the w est,but that has had its croakers. They are a painful necessity. LEAHY FOUND GUILTY. He Takes Poison and may Escape the Rope. [Special to Herald.] Miles City, April 20.—Daniel Lcaliy was tried yesterday for the murder of William Preston. At about 8 p. m. the jury return ed a verdict of murder in the first degree. Leahy took poison about 11 o'clock in the evening and now lies at the point of death. George A. McArthur's trial commences this morning. For tlie benefit of such of our readers as are not fully informed in regard to the cir cumstances of the Leahy—Preston tragedy we will give a short synopsis of the occur rence. Both men were residents of Coulson.ncar j Billings, and hud been partners in the i ownership of a saloon and corral, hut hail quarreled und dissolved partnership. At about six o'clock in the evening of the 1st of June last l'rcston was driving in a herd of horses to put in this corral, at Coulson, for the night. As he let down the bars of the enclosure Leahy ran ont of the saloon adjoining the corral and presenting a rille, said: "Damn you, if you put up those bars i I'll kill you," and almost immediately he di<l shoot. The ball entered Preston's leg, back. In a few minutes he was dead. Lea by was immediately arrested, and would probably have been lynched had he not been secretly, under cover of darkness, con ! veyed out of the town and hastened away j to jail at Miles City as fast as horses could carry him and the officers. At that time he seemed to have realized what would he his fate at the hands of the law, and sought to avoid it by any -other means " of death, for lie offered Deputy Sheriff Ed, Crccly $50o if freely would let 1 1 i it I escape a few yards and then shoot him dead. The officer refused, hut Leahy has at last found means to make a desperate, and probably successful, attempt to take his own life. In the trial just concluded Col. Johnson, (li.-triet attorney, and Judge Miller, of Hi 1 - lings, prosecuted, and J. II. St revel I and A. F. Burleigh were attorneys for the defence. DEAD. ' latkb—A special telegram from Milos 'City informs us that this afternoon Dan. ,„„1 .„«an! and upward, aeverod j the femoral artery and came out at the ! ! ! i ! ; Leahy died from the effects of the poison taken last night. j j Bishop Brewer is now at Fort Assiua- : j MONTANA NEWS. j Bozeman has a bicycle club. boiue. j 1 horse-thieving 1 pointed two night watchmen. Tiie youngjmen of Helena are about to organize a militia company. Tue headings of the Muilan tunnel arc j ! j ! The hotels in Missoul arc infested by ! sneak-thieves. There are signs of around Virginia City. j Tlie city council of Bozeman have ap- ! j opera tc near Fort Maginnis. ! now within 692 feet of each other. Forty-seven feet of tunneling was done in Bozeman tunnel during the past ; week. Byron DeWitt, of Helena, lias opened a hardware store at tlie new railway town of Townsend. A survey party under charge of G. M. ; Robinson, left Helena a few days ago to A French company with a capital ofi 54,000,000 has organized hi work tlie ! Lexington mine in Silver Bow conn-j tv. ! ! t! . a t or at Greenwood this year Lewis and Clarke county bonds bear ing six per cent, interest lately sold to eastern parties at one per cent, premi um. It is reported that quite a number of horses have been stohn lately in the vicinity of Maiden and Fort Mu ginnis. • When President Yillard, of the Nor thern Pacific, comes through Helena in a few weeks he will be the guest of Gov. Crosby. The plat of the tov, imite of Townsend was filed in the office of the county clerk of Meagher county last week by tiie X. P. R. R. Co. It is reported that tiie llecla Consoli dated Mining Co. at Glendale is prepar ing to douille tlie capacity of the concen On Thursday evening last Howard 1L Hickman, a man of eighty-three years of age, either choked or strangled to deatr at the supper table of a hotel in Boulder City. Winston Bros, started in grading from the front toward Missoula with but nine men tlie first day; the second day twen ty, and daily increased in number ever since. They have work for perhaps 400 men. Henry 8wanson,thc confidedtial clerk of Lynch Bros., at Horse Plains,Missou la county, got away with $1,628 of bis employer's money. When last heard of ho was on a steamer bound from Port land to Victoria. Frank Burd was found dead in De pu 3 'er creek, Choteau county, one morn ing last week. He went out fishing the day before and is supposed to have fallen into the water in an apoplectic fit, to which lie was subject. W. Ndwherry alias "Velveteens,"went intoa barber shop at O'Keefe's Canyon, said"Oh! my God!" and expired. In view of his last remark and in tlie absence of any other probable cause, the coroner's juryTsaid he came to his death by the Visitation of God. Two Beta of miners in Park Canyon, near Butte, disputed over the ownership of a mining claim and there came near being open war between the two. Those in possession had the other party arrest ed under the provisions of the gag law', thus ending the dispute for the time be ing. Helena stage-drivers, like Helena edi tors, are forgetful mortals. Bishop Brewer found this out about ten dollars' worth, having lmd to pay that amount fora team to overtake a coach, the driv er of w hich had promised to call for him one morning when he had an appoint ment to fill at Bedford. The Créés still continue to raid over the Canadian line into Norrhern Monta na and steal horses and cattle, The Ca nadian mounted police are endeavoring to catch and punish them, and with the aid of the militaiy on this side of the line it is hoped that an early stop will be put to these depredations. It is a severe commentary upon the growing civilization of Miles City that its principal residence street should be captured for nearly half a Sunday af ternoon by a party of noisy horse racers an " ll8 the case yesterday. [1 ress. It would seem to us more like a lack of a civilization if it has any significance in that regard. Ammunition and breech-loading arms for use of the various military compa nies now being organized in the territo ry will he provided by Governor Crosby, who lias arranged fora sufficient number K ivi »« Us personal bond for the same Chief of Ordinance Bennett could not 0 f j furnish them, as had been expected, because Monauna had already over- j drawn her quota. By a land slide in Marent's Gulch one of the workmen w.is buried out sight. I lis companions hastened to his j assistance and soon had the satisfaction j of uncovering his head and finding him alive and not severely hurt. In falling ! his arm doubled under his face, thus | giving him a small space in which to! breathe and preventing suffocation. The troops in Northern Montana are making a determined effort to check the ! incursion of Canadian Indians into this: territory. Fast Saturday, troop II, 2nd j Cavalry, under t'apt. O'Brien, captured ! a hand of about seventy C'ree Indians' near Fort Assinaboine. The Indians! were taken to the fort where their arms and ponies were taken from them. The red men will he held at the fort by Col. liges, awaiting the decision of iiis supe rior officers as to the disposition to be made of the prisoners. A correspondent of the Independent says : Tin: settlers of this country think that the country from Black Butte, near Maginnis, to the Musselshell—some seventy miles square—is the finest stock country in Montana. The snow never gets 'very deep and the wind clears it away from the bench landa, leaving an abundance of feed for stock a ][ winter. Little or no hay was fed to stock the past winter and an abundance "ill remain over for another year. An j " * ■ J .......... 1 \ effort is being made this spring to put in a big acreage of oats, wheat and pota-i toes. Custer Co. Commissioners. The Commissioner War Custer County at an end. Judge Wade Holds the Act of the Legislature Valid. ' OTHER COURT MATTERS. [Special to IlerahL] Milks City, April 17, 1883.— The quo j warranto case, in which I). A. Robertson, one of the old board of Custer county commissioners, was plaintiff', and Messrs. VanGaskcn, Miles and Bryan, tlie present board, defendants, lias been decided against the plaintiff; Judge Wade holding the act of the legislature to be valid. The case of the Territory of Montana against William Bussell,charged with man ! slaughter, was tried to-day, and the jury arc still considering thei George A, McArthur' mence this afternoon. HEWS NOTES* Tlie coronation of tlie czar lias been post poned. The city clerk of Wyandotte, Kas., bas got up and got with a portion of tbe city funds. A Kansas Second Advent preacher is in jail charged with rape on a thirteen-} car old girl. Four ships in tlie harbor of 5 ictoria, B. C., were blown ashore by a furious gale on the 16th. Father Shcnck, a Catholic priest at Long Trairie, Minnesota, committed suicide by shooting himself. It is said the son of Senator Fair, of Cali fornia, attempted to take his father's life. Tlie hoy was drunk. St. raid, Minneapolis and Chicago cigar makers unite in demanding an advance of one dollar per thousand for their work. Mexican railroad laborers on the Mexican Central are getting extravagant in their de mands. They have struck for a dollar a day. Geo. Scheller, who has been on trial during the last week for setting on fire the Newhall hotel in Milwaukee, was acquitted by the jury. XT. s. Deputy Marshal Layman, of Arkan sas, was killed oil the 17tli by a Icxas des perado, John Lennox, for whom he had a writ on a charge of murder. A Chatauqua literary society has been or ganized in Fargo. Tlie members arc wrest ling mightily with Grecian history, regard less of t lie fact that they know little of An «.le an history. ir verdict. -/ Jr Much property, including a bridge worth $5,000, was destroyed by a cyclone which visited Zumhro Falls, Minnesota, on the 16th. In the same storm lightning struck a house near Sioux City, and killed a man, his son and two dogs. The Princess Louise, on lier return to Ottawa, was welcomed with a perfect ova tion. It was deemed necessary, however, that a large force of officers in citizens' clothes should mingle with the crowd to guard against possible attacks on royalty. The (ramc-work is up for the first story of the hotel at Mammoth Springs, in the Park, and Major Conger has com pleted his government building at the same place. F. A. KREIGER, Undertaker Cor. 28th St. and Minnesota Ave. Billings, - Montana. E. N. HARWOOD, Attorney 5 Law Office in Fisher Building. Montana Ave., Billings. A week made at home by the indus trious. Best business now before the public. Capital not needed. We will start you. Men, women, boys and girls wanted everywhere to work for us. Now is ileus will pay you nearly so well. No one can fail to make enormous pay, by engaging at once. Costly outfit and terms free. Money made fast, j easily, and honorably. Address TUl'K A: CO., Augusta, Mutne. j j BABCOCK & MILES, WHOLESALE AND BETAIL HARDWARE, STOVES AND IMPLEMENTS. We are now Receiving our spring stock which is no doubt the largest ever brought to Eastern Montana. Our stock is complete in every department of Builders' Hardware, j j rm (m ^ ] YugOU Stock, Paint S, 0ÜS, TinWmve, 'StOVCS, GUMS, and SPORTING GOODS. Agricultural Implements, Comprising the following well known goods 1 Deer and Co. Sulky and I f 'diking Plows. Drills and \ Harrows. Moline and If BARBED WIRE BY THE CAR j New and com f \ Jr cplete line of Dry Goods and Cloth ing justopened, MARKS & SOULE. BLUE FRONT. C. E. BARNEY, (Successor to GRAVES & BARNEY,) -DEALER IN Furniture & Mem, Glassware, Bar-Goods, Lamps and Chandeliers, Oil Cloths, w Window Shades, Wall-paper, Mattresses, Etc. Pianos and. Orgaiie. All our goods arc well selected. Prices Reasonable . . Opposite Depot, COR. MONTANA AVE. AND 28 th STREET. BILLINGS, M.T. FOSTER and 30N 1 8 RESTAURANT. Oysters, Chickens and Came, Always on hand. 26th ST. NORTH, OPP. BANK. ST. PAUL JOBBERS. B OOTS AND SHOES. KOREPAUGH & TAUBOX, East Third Street, St. Paul, Minn. C OMMISSION MERCHANTS. FINCH & MeOAULEY, 322 Sibley Street St. Paul. Wholesale dealers in Grain, Flour, Provisions and Fruit, QROCKERY. CRAIG, LARKIN & SMITH, Sibley, St„ St. Paul. Minn. D RY GOODS AND NOTIONS. LINDERES, WARNER & SCHURMEIER, Miners' and Lumbermen's Suits a spe cialty. Corner Fourth and Sibley Streets, St. Paul. Minn. F AIRBANK'S STANDARD SCALES. Of all kinds. FA IRBANK, MORSE & CO., 6Ü East Third Street. St. Paul, Minn. I EATHER and SHOE FINDINGS. Largest» Stock of Snoe Makers' Goods in the West. P. R. L. HAKDENBERGH CO.. 186 and 188 East Third St.. St. Paul. L ADDLERY HARDWARE. Leather Riding Baddler and Harnctl Makers' Supplie». 1*. R. L. HARDEN BERGH & CO., 186 and 188 East Third St., St. Faul, Minn EA, COFFE AND SPICE. " Culinn Mills. Manufacturers of " Snow Flake Baking Powder." CHAS. R. GROFF, Sibley Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets, St. Paul. Minn.