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THEANACONDA STANDARD. FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY L 1897
COMMENTSOF THE MONTANA PRESS
SUBJECTSCOMING BRFORE THE LEGISLATURE AND OTHER M \TIERS OF TIMELY INTEREST
DISCUSSEDFR M VARIOUS STANDPOINTS.
moktvna uva stock.
RockyMaintain Hu: bandman:^There is an old saying ih.u 1 . in-half^of the l^-ople at the WOrM da not know^hew the oth^'r half Hve,^ which Is to^our way of thinking al^mt nirht, %nil^we would add that mo -half of a people^of a great state like Montana have I'Ut
littlelues how the other half g^l along^or of the method*. MC put f^i'^h In^different aeetIons. Walla on hta recent^visit to the Capital City the writer was^amused at the anxious Inquiries about^the wi ltao of (lie Uv! Stock latere*^and surprised to tir.d that the majority^of the people eef that piu'^^^ af the
opinionthat the live Moi k Industry at^our Mate is still depeodenl upon the^range in winter. It is very true that^there is considerable territory In our^state where the old plan of exclusive^range husbandry is still pra^ Head, but^the majority of the Uvt stock In M^ti-^tana. both cattle and sleep, are wan.^t ared for ia w inlet . In all our old BBt^^tied valleys winter range husbandry is^a thing of the paat and throughout the^range regions the settlers wtM are lo^^cated upon the valley lands or B h^^^pretend to establish themeeWea cm^randies have traced large ureas IM^cut considerable hay and gather He ir^ralves and she stock to their enclos^^ures for the winter months. A great^many also prepare sheds snd are mak^^ing stalwart strides toward an area of^winter feeding. A few, however, insist^that this method does not pay. Bui^the days of wintering stock In Mon^^tana without some preparation nn^numheted and the nm Btapk Indus^^try of winter feeding is fust supplant^^ing the Marly day plar. We were an !^advocate ^^f range husbandry In Its |^day. hut that was before the era el^fences, and when the grazing at our |^herds In summer made no perceptible i^impression on the range and In canns
quenccof the abundance of feed they |^wintered well. Hut we have moved OU)^from that era all over the mountain^portion ef our state, and the big ran ,^regions north und east are fasl falling^Into line. Our older relleyi Bra fenced j
fromriver strand to where the moun- I^tains rise abruptly gad vast buy Rend- ^^ows are found on every hand and cut-^tle and sheep raisers put up Immense |^ricks of hay ami have provided thou- j^sand of acres of enclosures for winter i^pasturuge. and w hile storms of such :^severity of the one that occurred about j^Thanksgiving make our people wince,^they do not bring disaster nor have i^they the terrors for our people lb.it the 1^storms had In those old clays of exclu- '^sive range husbandry. Montana bag^made great progress in her methods of^handling sheep and cattle Within the^past M yours, but there are some of^our city people who think wo are plod^^ding aiong in the same old grove, but^far from it. We are moving on a much^higher plan. There are a few mimic^who cling to the old plan, who keep^their cattle far out from the moun^^tains on the broken arid region! that Is^too far from water to be grazed clone-^ly in summer, a country not adapted^to i.heep, and BUceeed fairly gelt but^where nhaep, the great cirtllaer hllier-^nates the cattlemen as weii as the^nhnepmen rely on their encloeurei and^their hay for winter. The November^storm set ^varybody la feeding in ibis^valley, but ii lasted but i short lime,^and at this wi'lmg only those win,
haveall the hay they will n| to
carrythem through are feeding and^the outlook for gelling (locks and^wlntei ts not at all^Is what WS call full^of the Usual Mon-
herdsthrough the^dlscouraglni,. but
upto the tveragi^tuna w inter.
NEWCOUNTY PROJECTS,^Helena Herald: The changing of^county lines and Hie creation of ont of^more new counties promise In claim^some part of the attention of the legis^^lature at the approaching session.^Among the several ache rate that for^the creation of Headwater COttBty may^lie revived, by which portions of Jef^^ferson and Meagher counties b u-dcrhig^on the Missouri river are chiefly CeDU-^ca-rned. There is opposition to the sub^^ject, as hare tot ore, oa the ground thai^the assessable values of the sections^Involved are Initlfllflllll to sustain a^separate county organisation without^iniposing egtraordtnar) tan burdens.
.fr. law Thompson of the Missouri
valleyis one of the prominent ipie
opposedto the new county division^scheme, favoring, instead, the atlioh-^lng of all thai part of Meagher county^Brant of the Ball range to Lewli and
Clarke.Captain I, V. Stafford, an^^other of the large popnrty men of^Meagher county, is urgent in the same^rtleetion, saying that all business rela^^tions of his section naturally gravitate^to Helena, and that he and his neigh^^bors are deslous of annexing to 1,, wis^and Clarke all that part of Bleacher^west of the licit range extending north^to the Cascude line. Both the gentle^^men named well know the int^ rests of^their localities and represent in I heir^views the wants of probably the meat^majority of Meagher people fai I rig^from the Bail range toward the Mis^^souri The condition of the country at^this time is probably such that little. If^any. headway Is in prospect for county^muking during the coming legislative^eessinn. It is probable there may ha^some changes or rearrangement of
countylines, but beyond that proJjecta^of the kind will probably fulfer.
inDREAMLAND^Hutte Miner: Away back in the dim^and distant past something was s i I^about a union depot for Hint, Nail-^road official* declared the willingness^of the corporations to oonatrw I such a^depot; the chamber of commerce took^action looking toward the realisation^of the dream of the ignored traveling^public: hope -prang perennial from the^human breast and Joy pen bed upon the^brow of the traveler who had run the^gauntlet in an attempt to And Ins waj^^^^ the right depot and catc h the right^train That was long, bom ago. It^Was when the lord s sang In the trees^which shaded the Parrot nmeltei and^the voice of the smoke messiah was^heard tn the land. To speak of the^union depot nov seem* like bringing up^a topic associated with graveyards. It^ts as if one were to ret all nn no t ,. - of^the long departed ami inv Its nil ft I^ nda^to the cemetery for a brief season ,.f^social convene.! The union d ipot! It^comes rapping at the memory like a^voice front ihe tomb. It re. alls the^many pretty speeches of the tailroad^officials and the msy promil with^xvhlch each company toyed with the
hopesof the i immui ity. It is an inter^^esting r.-v. i . Pur,.^ j,:,s tin-^depot fac llltlei ^^ igq potal on Ihe line^of the roads, yet n ^.ys more money^Jnto the coffers ^.f the railroad c oopa-^nic-s than any town between liinneap-^olls and the Pactf. oesan The union^depot continues as a dn-um but there^are cobwebs cm Its mystw- ceilings atid^moss clings to its shadowy portals.
HITTER.Flathead Herald-Journali R-nter al^^ways has and p^ rhaps ever win bring^a good price In Bwtte. The ^M ictu^from here to Butte in tuiluuel uas is
nine-tenthsof n cent a pound: In less^than carload lots it is one and one-^tenth of a c. nt a pound. So the aver^^age cost for -ransportatlon of butter^from here to .oitte will be about one^cent per pound, or perhaps oiic-t t.ven-^tleth of Its value. In other words, the^freight on one dollar's worth of good^liuter will lie the cents. The reason^the Herald-Journal mentions this Ite m^of butter Is bec ause Mi. W. I, Carlisle^of Minnesota Is coming here next week^to show those who desire to learn, how^to make a prime article of butter. We^understand the people of Hutte con^^sume a get at c|uantlty of butler and
thatthey want it to lie g1 and of
uniformquality. Should this country^produce food butler, such as liny^want, the Herald-Journal sees no na-^son why they would Bag buy it in^preference to sending tto ir means out^of the state. Now the process of mak^^ing butter has kept pace- with the Im^^provement of the- age-, and Wf under^^stand that Mr. f'arlish- stamls at UM^head of the butter makers of the
Unitedstates Bo ht. doubtless will in-^able to Impart Infomntion on the sub^^ject that if put into practical opera^^tion must result in making money in-^stcud of losing money.
Till:RJtTI BCBJOOL OF MINKS.
HuteInter Mountain: Tie- Si head of^Mine s is destined to elo a mighty work^in building up Montana. ii should^make- Hutte Ihe He-iilb berg of Ann lie a.^In fact, when the school shall be tin-^kthed. the man who would Bend bis sou^to the' tier man university at Heidel^^berg would be simply Wasting mon. y.
inthe meat ameltutf ptanta at itutie
amianaconda and In tie- mill's- of
Buttethan is more to be learned^about mining and metallurgy than in
all the foreign universities on earth.^The mail Who would carry con la to I^New e ast le is not BBOTS ignorant of the I^situation than is he who would semi |
hisson to a foreign country to learn
theBClenoa of mining and the reduc^^tion of orea which have attained great^^er perfection In Montana than else ^^where- in the world, with ^ good^school lo re for the instruction in the^^ories and the object leaaoaa aaTortled^students In the- local nthttl and smel^^ters all that is known of mines, min^^ing and me tallurgy can ba here ne^^quired. Wc- have the- b-st system of^milling and tie' most skillful method^of ore treatment that have yet bona^devised. We are in ail reapecta ahead^of ili rmnnv and it would be mod fil^^ling for the youth of Heidelberg to^come to Btltto. w hi'ii the Montana^Se hool of Mitos shall be In operation^lhaa for the- v ^^until of Montana to gu^toy H eld le berg.
IfBBDBDUJBOIIUATK ^\.
KeelLodge Picket! The legislature^should Und no dllllculty, it seems to us,^in getting clown to business at once.
Thereis no senatorial election or capi^^tal contest to d tat reel in the remoteet
Wa]the- WQrh Of Ihe two bodies and^the public needs should receive prompt
amiundleturbed attention. One of the-^lirst dtttle-M of the assembly will be t lu^^ll).' correctleui of (In- Conflicting and
nugatoryprovlalonn contained in the^code's, which two yean of experience
havedlBCloaed, and by means of which^iii ^ itatUtCB have been ^UCCCBBfully eb -^luel. iis in the ease- eel l.'ambllng. Tile-
cam.'laws roqulrv such provision as^will take from them the ridiculous in-
eomlBtencleiby which they are ran*^dered totally Ineffective, and then' are^Borne laws necessary lee ba passe d reg^^ulating. In a clean r manner, the dutlei^of Hduciary officers in state- and county^than those- winch the Btatutee now pre-^Bcriiee, There se-e-ms BO good reason^why the welfare of the- state ahovld^got Und ample consideration at the^handn of the two bod lea which con*^\, tie just attar the beginning of tie-^New Year, and we be lie ve Montana
willUnci in the Incoming assembly a
gatheringof honorable men whom pat^^riotic purpose it WIN be to put tie-
statewell upon tiie- path of prosper^^Ity,
coloredsupplement being finer than^many more pretentious Journals is^^sued, while the contents were varied^and useful, their compilation having^la-en made with great care.
HANfiTil TRAIN ROBBERS.^Missoula Democrat: If the gallows,
insteadof the prison, stared all in the^fai c- who contemplate holding up a^! train, the nuinlier of those who would^take chances are decidedly limited. As^Montana has not had any experience^In that line, It should be the first to^plat t a law upon its statute books^that would terrorize ualn rubbers and^H I ould no doubt be promptly fol^^lowed by similar i iiaeiinents in other^siai.s. The Montana legislature will^shortly convene and one of its ftrst^ai ts should be to provide' an amend^^ment to its fundamental law making^ttain robbing a capital offeaao.
amsam a riSob of pie.
HitlerRoot Times: It Is asscited^thai Sam Qoeffoa Of the Yellowstone^Journal Is out for internal re-venue col^^lector of this district and, when the- big^tush is over, Sinn will have- our fiie-nd^Lymaa cut off at the poeketi and rele^^gated to Ho political waatebaahet of
the-has boom We- do not doubt the^truth of the asse rtion, as the average^country editor*! ambition runs toward^collecting revenue; it makee little dir-^ference whether it be internal, exter^^nal or eternal, if Bam Bucoisda it win^be a good man for a god Job.
MURKthan \^ as PROMISE!^).
LivingstonHerald: Tin- Ajnaeuada
StandardsChristmas edition Is all^Ihat was promktsd, and more. The II-
lumtnatedcover is a One specimen of
i.rt.ami the ^I pac s of e nte rtaining^new s matter, special and re gular con^^tributions, und ndvortieonBoutn oaan*^pleta a gieat piece of newspaper work,^.\u excellent write-up of Uvlnajaton^ami Park county by the Htandard'i^re prese iitative- at this point is u feat^^ure oi t in- a umber,
AWORK OF ART.^Hig Timber Bxpreaa: The Express
acknowledge!tin- receipt of tin- boll*^day edition! of tin' Anaconda stand^^ard, the Miner and the- Inter Mountain.^Rach one In full of Intere st, especially^to Motitanans. The color page- of the^Btandard is a piece of art, and the 21^paean following contain among other^things a brief skote h of the resource's^of this county and of the other coun^^ties of the state.
MADEA MKRRY CHRISTMAS.
DarbyBaatkael: on last Monday
WallaceBeam of East Fork brought n^big load of wocal to the Sentinel force^for which he has our thanks, and gets^tin- dates shoved ahe ad on hla subscrip^^tion. Wallace brought us fir wood,^Which is pur exc ellenc e- iii iiself, bo!lden^Serving to make- good tires it cracks^and pops so that we didn't hnve to^buy any lire crac kers for our ^kid*''^for Chrtetmaa, Wallace- has a buig^head and knows what Is good for us.
AI RKSSlNtl CASE.^The MtaaOwMaa: Tin- young man^who presse s his suit these' days may^mean business, but it Is more than^probable thai In- only MUM to take In
Ho-knauaruraj bail
NEYK.ltA 0OLDB0O.^Ure al Falls Lender: Not c ontent U ith
I.,iingn copper king, Mareug Daly !.cs^secured a Bae gold properly in Mexico,^which, if report! are true, win make^Mm a gold king, though not neces^^sarily a goldbug,
liationof our hopes In thil direction.^Our faith in the future of Madison^county Is such that we believe that the^day is not far distant when we will^have not one, but several railroads.^Speed the day.
0AMBLING.^Boulder Age- We hope that the ef-
Oil1^ re-establish gambling in Hutte^| will fail. After succeeding In having^sue h a common evil practically abated^in the greatest mining camp on earth.^It would neem too bud for It to again^^;;lill a foothold.
HERMANCAKP.^Helena Independent: A correspond-^enl ill Klbbey, Mont., nsks where hi'^can gel a steak e,i Herman carp for a
privatepond. We believe he can ge t^probably Kl carloads by writing In the^United sines tish coaaniiautoa at Waah
Ington,or te^ the llsh coinmissloner of^almost any state- east of the Allegheny
mountalna.Hi^ we ndvtat our nor re*^ipondenl to give Qortnan carp a urkta^berth, it is not good for anything on
Ill'searth !gCipi to feed to bogs. A
frtceaaeedpape r of \iins ts tootkoome
asDOM pared with Herman carp If^what our correspondent wishes is^sp^it. a few old tea ki lties and coffee^pots will give him Just as good sport as^Gorman carp. If he wishes tee dean^every living thing out of his llsh pond,^cutting the' dam will accomplish that^purpose with less expense, but no more^ecrtalnty thun stocking tin- pond with
earn,
ajkwin*
Aalley County liuze-tte: The Christ^^mas edition ^^f the Anaconda Standard^this year Is the greatest effort ever^nanda by a Montana newspaper and Is^the jewel that crow ns sple-mlld BMrgy^and Unflinching eletennlnation to bo
FAITHIN HOB SMITH.^Eewlstown Democrat: Hon. R. R.^Smith, as governor of Montana, will^give us an economical, conBervatlve,^statesmanlike administration, and we^can rest assured that the breath of^scandal will never pollute his occu^^pancy of the gubernatorial chair.^Would that all public men were pos-^seiiscd of the same philanthrnplcal zeal^which actuates Hob Smith.
NOCITY TREASERER.^Helena Independent: The Independ^^ent is glad that suc h an able reptesen-^tative of Ihe people- as Mr. A. J. Camp^^bell of Furk county is in favor of abol^^ishing the office of city treasurer in^this state;, and giving the duties of this^Office to the county treasurer. That -^a reform on right lines.
WITHTHE KKST OF THBM.^I'tlca Observer: The number of Christ^^mas Illustrated editions Issued this year^has be-on unusually large-. The' Albany^Argun had a beauty of to pages The buf^^falo was pretty near If not cjulte at the^lop. lis It generally Is. The- Kocheso r^I ulon was ecpial to any of Its predeces^^sors. Tile Anaconda Btandard came out^si rung.
WINTERIN QI'IfiLEY.
Quigli'.vRe-cord: Just |V! business^house-s. the lb-cord oirp e- Included, re^^main in Quigby, iir.el the hermit! of^the- village now find ample time to^mount Hi^ hill lack of town and com^^mune with nature. There is no con^^cise t.. talk to^not even a Joint where^a fellow can drown his sorrows.
ACnl.D WAVE.^Chinook opinion: Whatever the^Weather may be doing there seems to^be a cold wave of Judicial inquiry^striking banks and trusted nfBoeri of^the municipal government of numer^^ous c Hies.
aafeaatkj. seeoe Banfcuj aha Lena tune.
nlanSlaughter.
Apine essioii of four or five scaven^^ger carts met us. The- first one passeil^without notice. Over the- aaeoad a^piece of matting was thrown, and from^under the- matting protruded the hands^and feet of dead men. The third had^no covering over its ghasily load of^four or live- bodies thrown in. doubled^und twisted as they chanced to full.^The uppermost body was a horrible^spectacle, with only a broken mixture^of skin, hair, and blood in the' place^where the skulls had bean. In those^carts we re nvire than a score ol bodies^of Armenians of the poorer class, who^had been kille-d, not with weapons, but^by henting with clubs. The Turkish^bludgeon men had been at weak ten the^streets, and the municipality had^placed ils carts at their disposal to re^^move the evidences of their crime. The^victims bud been battered to pieces^merely because1 they beeaaffed to a^hated race. The contempt for their^fate ahowk by the govern men! affk iais
Inthus Indecently piling their corpses^like offal In the scavenger carts, and^in parad'tig the evidence of its hen ft-
leaanenabefore the eyes of nrah*bear-e^ers who were waiting an opportunity^for similar achieve'iiu-nts, swe pt away^every true' of sympathy for the Turks^Wronged by the anarchical proceedings^of the Armenians at the hank.
Fromthe bridge another horrible^sight c ould ha seen. Men were at work^gathering dead bodies of Artne-ninns
outof the water. Almost immediately
uponthe outbreak at the bank the^Kourdlsh porter! employed nt the cus^^tom house on the Slambntil side of the^harbor, more than a mile from the^scene of the disturbance, had killed all^whom the y DOttM catch of their Ainu-,^nian aaociatOa, and hud thrown them^into the sea. The- police were now hav^^ing the bodies il:i:gged from the- Water^i In order to be taken away by the cans:^laud some of the w retches were- still I^; alive^From ^A Hystaneler's NotM of i^1 a Massacre,^ by Yvan Troshitu*. in the^January Se rihnor's.
Oil,Bill IT WAS COLD
ItWas Back in the Chilly Winter^of the Year 79
FROMFORT SHAW TO HELENA
ThloIs the Tale of a Temperate^Tenderfoot's ^ rials In net^^ting through 1 rlckly^Pear Canyon.
BOVBRRIQNTn BMHBtf.^Meagher County News: ^Called
Hack is the t It to of a very interesting^little- essay Contributed t^ the Stand^aid by .1. It. Sovereign and cb^I,, Peter Breen. in short, lover^viie-s Breen to re-enter the ranks of^the Knights of J.ubor as a lighting^member,
aspa1m-:. a si'adk.
LivingstonHerald: Pi'ople who try^to lead honest lives will have no fault^to tind with the federal grand Jury^which lately adjourned at Helena.^Anybody who is familiar with the En^^glish language can uadaratajnl th^^meaning of the Jury's report.
RAIUtOAMIN Hl'HY va1.i.KY.
Virginiacity Madkwnlaa nywald it
surprise-you. gentle render. If a rail^^road were built up the Kuby valley^during IHTI We offe r this In n sug-^geatlve spirit and we trust that no one^will take ns too seriously. Hut we^hope to see It and our hope Is buoyed^tip by certain Indications^indications^that may and may not mean the real-
somenig Pasha ^f Bhsaaaa,
Theinterimn Field gives a list of the^largeal pocks of bounda in Oreat Brit^^ain and Ireland. The largest puck of^all contains !^^ couples 1 s-o dogs am' is^Heated maintained by the Iliac kmore Vale.^Ign in- Tills pac k is run four 'lays a Week, but^of course not all the dogs are use-d each^clay. John YYatson. master of the^Aleath. an Irish pack, has 64 couple's,^running five days a week, making it^one of the hardest working packs In^the- kingdom. The Itndminton, owned^by the nuke of Banufort, has in it 75
COUplen,which are hunt'-d on five- days^e.f the week. Another pack that hunts^five days a week is the BetVOtr, and it
husfit Couples. The four-days-a-wk
packreunites from 50 to 60 couples.^The Puke of Huccleuch mid the Furl of^KgilntOO keep the largest packs in^Scotland, the duke maintaining .^.7 cou^^ples and the earl 50 couples.
o
ItIs not only in recent time-s that^wemien have outnumbered the men In^Massachusetts. This condition of nf-^falrs has obtained for 130 years. Ten^years ago the excess was so great that^there were S.000 more unmarried wo^^men than men.
Writtenfor the New Year Standard.
Thecoldest night 1 eve r e xperl-^enced,^ said Charlie HiggeiilMithHin,^^was Dee ^3. IS7i^. when 1 drove a slag.-^for (Jllmore ^ Salisbury over the ftticl-^tail divide on Fort Benton to Helena^route. The- thermometer steeod at f,s
degreeebelow aero at Fort stmw about^10 o'clock, and it got polder.'1
Mr.Hlggenbotham is one of Ihe few-^men who he-id the ribboni in ear!) di | -
whoare still in the luishiess, as at tic-^present tlBM he is driving for .1. P.^Dunlevy m ar Anaconda, and ba him^^self luld the story to .. Btandard re^^porter. Mr. Hbjgenbotham is an ohi-^tlmer, but not of the son so often pic^^tured by the eastern smry toller. He^has a rough exterior, true-: but In con-^verotlon he neither butchers his l-Ing-
lishnor talks slangy, nm- doea he awear^habitually, though no doubt he- can do^so when business rOQjnlraa emphasis.
Nilher baa ha an Inoralaata thirst for
whiskeywith which the stage driven^are accredited, though that is not Bay^^ing that Charlie- dees not know good^liquor when the bottle is passed his^way.
'leannever forget that night.though^I passed through it safely,' said he,
butthe difficulty my partner and I^had in keeping e^ur passenger from^freealnff to death has Indelibly Im^^pressed the events of the night upon
mymind. The paaniing!r*i name l eh
notknow because I did not jnritilro.^He'Vas a piutiee tuner, that I reineiiibi r.^unci wl.s anxious to reac h He le na in
IIDMto get his Mall before Chrtatmaa.
''i'liiinian.lor at the for, urged
himto remain then', and told him ha
wouldsurely freeze,
The drive r is going through. Isn't^he^' ai;keel the- stranger. And if he^CM stand it 1 guess 1 c an.'
''But yiu don't know those stage^drive rs,' said the contain With a laugh.^They're so soaked in whiske-y they^can't freeze.'
Itwas no use to show hip, how well^we were' protected from Iho weather^anil how loudened are were to potd,^nor to mention his ow n light c lothes.
'Why,'said I, a mun eovld stick you^with a cambric needle un' you couldn't^| touch nte with a butcher knife through^t the se clothes.'
'I guess I can stand It,1 he would^: reply, and so we bundled him into the^coach, and one of the stage men who^I was going In to Helena got in beside^him. I climbed up on the box and^wrappe d a buffalo robe around my legs,^and pulled up the leather apron.
Ihad a bottle of 11-year-old w hiske y^In the front boot, but for Company sake^I got it out and laid it in the buffalo
robeunde r the leather blanket.
Thehorses were good, and 1 had six^of them, so am made- good time over^the road. The passenger had not a^Word tei say, but from time to time^tried to sink deeper Into the blank is^until we Were about eii;ht mile! from
Dearborn,whan he asked:
'HOW far is il to the next station^'^' I told him and then lie- uska d. 'How^long be-fore WO get there'.
'About an hour and a half,' i an-^swered.
Thee ffort to speak had set his teeth^ti-going and they chattered and c licke d^like dice In u box. He tried to keep^them steady and In about 1^, minutes^he aske d mc again: 'How far to Dear^^born.^ 1 told him thai 12 miles.^^ How long before we- get thi'ro'.^ he
queriedweakly.
About two hours.' said L BVOTy^time he asked 1 would add to the dis^^tance and the tune just to keep up nis^nerve and he was game to Ihe last, de-^e luring. I guess I can stand it.'
Sohe- elld, till we helped him, stiff^and cold, out of the coach and up to
Ithe- bar in .Mike Q old by1 ieia^ ^^ at Dear^^born,
I^It was a dingy saloon of one big^I room, a box stove in the cente r and a^bar DOVtntOT in one corne r. It w as early^' morning, but the room was half full of^; cattlemen who wore more or lean drunk^| ami happy, getting ready for the Clnist-^I mas.
I^I took my usual drink at the bar and^I so did my partner, hut the piano inner^| started for the stove.
Hold on there, what he you going^! to drink^' roare-d Mike from behind the^I bar.
'Nothing at all: 1 Just want to^Warm.' said the passenger.
'Ho! boys,^ shouted Mike, 'here is a^| pilgrim most froze to death and he^I says he won t drink.1
Thegang got nround nnd turned^loose on the stranirer. He was nearly^dead, and they slapped him and boated^him in a way thst was shameful, had^there he-en anything but the friendly^object in view of reviving him. II^^Wanted to tight, hut thai only nmuseil^the crowd and they kept him going^lively, while Mike routed a hot toddy.
BigFete McAadreW! seized the^shotgun that hung behind tIn- bar and
threwIt down nn the trembling piano^tuner. 'Ike. you show the gentleman^how to take his medicine,' and suiting^the aelien to the word. Ike, another^herder, grabbed the- pilgrim's nose and^chin, opening his mouth while Uoldby^poured down the toddy.
Thenth. y marched him round the^stove, round and round again, to warm^him up and with a few more drinks^the tenderfoot was about the hottest^man in mind and body there was in^that vicinity.
Nobodyknew how cold it was and^nobody cared particularly. The mer^^cury had been froze up ail day and they^haeln't tried to thaw it eat. I brought^. In the thermomete-r and we ran it up^to sr, degrees beside the stove, and hung^it out again, but w hen I looked at that^thermometer Ive mlnutei after she waa
frozeup tight as wax at 40 lielow.
Afteran hour of fun with the piano^tuner, we resumed our Jeiurney, us^three, ami lint Peters, who was the fel^^low rieting Inside with the passenger,^watc hed him c lose ami time and again^threw him cut of the sle-lgh to make^him walk and keep from filling Into
thelethargy of sle ep, for than he would
have!r.,:!i- sun- e igh. Before we got
toth- next station I tried to tap my^11-year-old whiskey, but there wasn't^UilJ use. the damned stuff had frose^un Ii r thai robe and blanket till it was^too thick to run out of the tx^ttle. It^e\us an iiw tui nlghl
Whenat last W! got to Silver City,^I] mil. m out e,t Helena, the pa ear Bg iiI^iinally gave- up and went to IhiI there-.
Ineye-r saw him but once afterward^ami that was one ni^t.rneeon the next
summeras I sat iii front off the old
Coamopolltaahotel in Helena, and he
cameup looking curiously at rm out af^his ev . s as he said:^^ 'Didn't you drive the. stage between
shawand n ire Last wlaterf
Well,I didn't know what made him^ask, and thinking he might hnve some^^thing against nja fttr how the boys^useel him, I said. No, but 1 have a^brother on that line, ami 1 lied like-^thunder, told him I only Just come to^the- country and never drove stage In^my life. The n he- said how aorroy he^was. because he wanted to tell my^brother how thankful he Mi toward!^aba for saving of his life that winter's^night so i thawed out and told him he^was right, in conclualon 1 Jual naked^bun i'i i^ lake a drink, whic h he a,'-^eepted, unci I noticed be took his whis^^key straight, lb was a tenderfoot no^longer.^ |
nuftetaaaiand Band Literature.
Kiotothe Maw York Bveamg Son.^BteVMI months ill the year the- Klmllsh
claaakMreceive scant reoasnlttau traaa^1 the average booh buyer, whose taste* run^to what Dr. Oanan Doylecaha l4eeameraJ^literature,^ in December the ekualca have
theirinning. Their rill IBM ami utility arc
Iappreciated win a It oenea to selecting
booksfor Christinas pivse iit.c. Than the^old poets, tlii- Kilzaoc than dramatists and
theBtandard novelists and prose writers
liveagain, and the BWeet sdige rs, Ihe art-^lata In lie tion, and the dainty essa;. ists of^our own time, Ihe authors upon whom it
isMhety aaaanrtty win set the stamp of^approval, ahtaht the- ejaad of a larger rao^^ognltlan.
GladnessComes
Witha better understanding- of the^transient nature of the many phjf ^^ical ilia which vanish before proper ef^^forts ^mill efforts -nlensnntelTorts^^rifhtly directed. There is conii'ort in^th a knowleilg-e that so many forms of^sickness are not due to any actual dis^^ease, hut simply to u cmstiputecl cietidi-^ti'eniif the BVauan, W/hioh UM pleasant
familylaxative, Byrapof nnnatannjjn^^ly removes. That, is w hy it is the only^remedy with millions of families, and is^everywhere t-sieemcel so hiyhly ley all^who value Mod health. Its hanjaijejal^effects are duo te^ the /set, that it is the^ono remedy whlah promotes internal^cleanliness, without tlebilitatintf the^organs on which it nets. It is therefore^all important, in order to got its heuc-^ficlal effects, to note when you pur^^chase, that yoUban the crenuine nrtu-le,^w hich ismanuf;a t uredhy the California^flff Syrup Co. o liy, auci sold by all rep^^utable drugg-i^te^.
Ifin the enjeo, - -ntof good health,^and the system' fc .mlar, then laxa^^tives or other mnei.es are m it needed.^If ufflicted with any actual disease, one^m.iy lie commended to the most skillful^physicians, but if in m-ed of a laxative,^th -n one should hare the best, and with^the well-informed everywhere, Syrup of^Fiifs stands highest and is most largely^used and gives most general satisfaction
flictile
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princeps
BUtlfulI'i
On the- drat page Is^^lure of an tinged heeld-
ingaloft the' star that led the wise nu n^ei the Kaet to tin- Bacred manger in!^Bethlehem, Below this Is the- Inscrip^^tion ^I bring you geeod tidings of great^Jcev.^ in- each side are the pictures of |^little Children peeping through a nebu- I
hensfirmament. The
softlylinte l colors^eye and calls forth
Itana. Bet ^v at ^ the^1 fennel go, ,i feature
itale:
Soli.
workis in various^that enchant the
unattntedadmlra-^covers are to be^sloties and many
appropriatefor the Tuletlde yM-
MoNTANATIR.
Kallapetl Intcr-I.ake: Tin- stnte-^menl is sent out freem Washington Ihat^I the' Montana man will roUBtVO sc ant^! eaaatoerMlon at the hands of the ne w^I admWkttratlon. The iimst that can BO^i expected, it Is said, is that he may be^' allowed to hold a federal office w ithin^Ihe stale- If the report Is true it will^' be nn unwed, ome one to a number of^Momana me n who hav had their oye^s^^ Band on e-onsiiiships ami other aovern-
ilent berths. But ^by should the-
Montanarepublicans wha anaported
MlKinl' y Intltled t.i le-ss eeensldera-
:Hon than re publicans of other states'.'^j The- fait that he- stuck to the puny in^i th^ face of the e.verw helming Montana^| sentiment for silver would seem to give^| him a greater claim lo consideration^than even thorn of other states where^no such condition existed.
COMI'l.KTK ASP ARTISTIC^.^San Franelsco Kxsminer Montana
Isa great state, and agnrhoffy who
doesn'tknow n aaway Baaa the- aanata
publishedthere of these there are^many, the- Anaceada Standard probab^^ly being at the head of 'he list In cir^^culation ami Influe nce. Its Christmas^number was complete and artistic, the
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BostPatent Flours in the Market
ManufacturedExpressly for Montana Trade, by
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Merchant Millers and Grain Dealers.
BOZE/V1AN,MONTANA.

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