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hreat Falls, July 28.-About a year
ago there was published in this col
umn an interview with Billy Jackson.
who was acting as scout to the Custer
Reno ezpedilon at the time of the
battle of the Little Big Horn, and the
consequent destruction of Custer and
his command. That fight in which the
wily old Sitting Bull and his Sloux
warriors figured will probably remain
the greatest battle in the history of
Montana, at least it will have more
of personal interest to the white man
than any other, and any additional in
formation on its story will be welcom
ed by Montanans. The survivors were
few, and their number is decreasing
each year by death, so that all testi
enony is becoming rarer and more val
uable. fi the following story of an
eye witness is proportionately valua
ble. It was told at Dupuyer to the
Acantha last week by William Fellew,
who signs his Indian name, and it
adds another chapter to the story, and
one whtch is dear to the admirer of
Custer. Fellew says:
Quite often, especially of recent
years. I have seen articles in papers
and magazines relating to the actions
and motives of General Custer that lead
up to the historic massacre of his he
roic band. Most of these do grievous
wrong to the bravest and best officer
the United States government ever
sent out to fight Indians on the fron
tier. Books, too, go so far as to oall
him a suicide and murderer for going
at the head of his men Into the bat
*tle of the Little Big Horn on June 25,
At that time I was in Custer's em
ploy-as a civilian scout, and had known
Limrfor a long time. I knew his ways
of attacking Indians, and knew his
unbounded confidence in his men. I
had known him to win Indian fights
against greater odds than his last one.
F.or instance, at Wichita, he routed
themnawith a force that numbered one
to 10. Had he, in his last fight, been
supported, as he could and should have
been, he would have won the day, and
then the Sitting Bull war would have
ende. and not have lasted until it
costtmuch money and many lives. Not
Until. the buffalo were killed and other
game became scarce were the Indians
satisfied to accept of government ra
tions and spend their honeymoon at
home. An Indian's heart is never
good until he Is hungry and cold.
Custer has been accused by would
be historians of going contrary to or
dere in his last campaign and to re
fute these charges I write to follow
him as far, or tarther, than any one
else is truthfully capable of doing.
That he did not go contrary to orders
in his last movements, the captain act
ing as General Terry's adjutant at the
time, if alive, will, gladly, doubtless
testify. Unfortunately, I have forgot
ten his name. He will remember the
greater part of the orders.
After we, the scouts, delivered to
Custer his last orders, I know be had
no opportunity to receive any more,
and as I recount the events as nearly
as I can remember then at this length
Special Correspondence of the Standard.
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, May 7.-In min
gling with the ship chandlers and other
merchants I am surprised as well as
amused to see the American one dollar
gold piece so conspicuously displayed
as a stickpin, stud or cuff button. In a
number of cases as many as three of
these bright yellow coins adorn the Ito
maculate shirt bosom of the schem
ing tropical merchant. Nevertheless
he is all the while pestering us Ameri
cans with queries as to where he can
obtain more of them.
There Is a rare Brazilian coin, worth
about $2.00 in our money, which I have
as yet been unable to obtain except at
a big premium at ,the "exchanges." Of
the latter there are perhaps a half score
or more scattered about the city ex
hibiting piles of the currency or otheg
exchange medium of all the civilized
and all the savage countries of the
globe. They accept our paper and sil
ver on the same basis as our gold in
exchange for Brazilian money.
On the other hand, the banks, of
which there are several, exchange for
gold only. The Brazilian and London
bank is about the busiest. Its 30 offi
cials and employes are a compromise
between Braalltans and Londoners.
The currency of this South American
republic is constantly fluctuating. At
regular intervals each day a messenger
appears to announce the latest as to
"high" or "low" money. At this mo
ment a teller is handing me milrels at
the rate of 29 for $6, while in the ante
room a rushing messenger has Just an
nounced "high." As a result had I come
but a minute later, I would have been
paid at the rate of 30 milrels. The mil
relis is a money unit the same as our
dollar. Its value is about 17 cents. A
milreis being equivalent to 1.000 reis,
It evidently requires but a short time
to become a millionaire and a still
shorter time to spend a million.
The arrival of the United States sup
ply ship Celtic has enabled our crew to
supply themselves with sea stores at a
saving of one-third and one-half over
the purchase of Brazilian provisions.
Heavy duties on importations, it is
claimed, accounts for the high-priced
ness of the food stuffs here. The only
cheap things are tobacco in all Its
forms and native wine, there being no
tax on these.
Germany. France, England and the
United States. in the order named, have
control of the Brazilian commerce. Ful
ly a third of the merchants are German
or of German-Brazilian descent, and
they take pride in telling of an occa
atonal visit "Zu dem Vaterland." for
with the German the love for native
land is an inextinguishable inheritance.
The emigration of Germans to Brazil is
yearly increasing and that sturdy and
progressive race is playing a very im
portant part in the general develop
ment of this southern republic. In the
industrial line they are especially ac
tive as merchants and coffee planters.
The latest English report from Rio
amagi glam the emigrated German i
Of tune It will ne seen that I am cor
General Terry started myself and an
other scout to overtake and join Custer
After leaving the supply train and
headquarters on about June 22. 1876, we
reached the camp that night and de
liveped our message. My reidcr3 wll
know that In these stirring timea when
'a scout was given a message it was in
duplicate, one for the perusal of the
seout, and one sealed for the receiver.
These precautions were taken for fear
one or both might be lost en route. In
the first case the open one could be dr
livered, and in the second the scout
might deliver the message from mem
ory. I have yet in my possession the
extra copy of this message, but unfor
tunately it is so old and .pocketwrorn
as to 1be only partly decipherable. From
this, aided by memory, ' give the mes
"To Lieut.-Col. Custer, ?th United
States Cavalry:
"The brigadier general oommanding
desires that you proceed up the Rwse
bud in pursuit of the Indians, whose
trail was discovered by Major Reno's
scouts a few days ago. Of course it is
impossible for me to give definite in
structions with regard to this move
ment, and were it not Impossible to do
so, the department commander places
too much copfidence in your zeal, en
ergy and ability to wish to dmpose up
on you orders that would conflict with
your own judgment and which might
hamper your actions when nearly in
contact with the enemy. He will, how
ever, indicate to you his Ideas of what
your movements should be, and he de
eares you to conform to them unless
your own judgment should give you
suflfiient reasons for departing from
them. He thinks you? should proceed
up the Rosebud until you ascertain def
Initely the direction in which the trail
above spoken of leads. Should it be
found that it turns toward the Little
Big Horn, he thinks you should still
proceed southward as far as the head
waters of Tongue river and then toward'
the Rosebud and the Little Big Horn,
keeping scouts out constantly to your
left, so as to prevent the possibility of
the escape of the Indians to the south
or southeast by passing around your
left flank. The column of Col. Gibbons
is now in motion for the mouth of the
Big Horn. As soon as it reaches that
point it will cross the Yellowstone and
move up as far at least as the forks
of the Big Horn and the Little Big
Horn. Of course its future will be con
trolled by circumstances as they exist.
But it is hoped that the Indians, if upon
the Little Big Horn, may be so nearly
enclosed by the two columns that their
escape will be impossible.
"The department commander desires
that on your way up the Rosebud you
should have your scouts thoroughly ex
amine the upper part of Tullock's fork,
and that you should endeavor to send
scouts through to Colonel Gibbons' com
mand with the result of your examiut:
tion. The lower part of this will be ex
amined by Colonel Gibbons' scouts.
"The supply steamer will be pushed
up the Big Horn as far as the forks et
the Big and Little Big Horn :f the river
is found navigable that far.
"The department commander, who
will accompany the column of Colonel
Gibbons, desires you to report to him
population of Brazil at the Immense
figure of 455,000.
The majority of the shops are small
and dingy establishments. However,
there are a number of fancy tailoring,
dry goods, Jewelry, drug, notion and
tobacco stores.
But the one place attracting at least
a portion of every tourist's attention
is the "curiosity shop" or "naturalist
store." The proprietor is a German,
about 50 years of age. Finding him
r.:mmunicative, kind-tempered and hos
pltably disposed, I besoutht an extend
ed interview and spent a pleasant after
noon in his company. He married a
Portuguese lady and has a handsome
and well-educated family. Two of the
sons are his assistants. Among many
"curiosities" of the shop may be men
tioned artistic fans and flowers of nat
ural feathers of pink, red, green, yellow
and wfhite tropical birds made by the
nuns of the cloisters; mounted birds of
the brightest hues; tropical insects, as
gorgeous butterflies and moths, or
hideous beetles and tarantulas; the
Brazilian bug of a pretty dark green
color, used extensively for settings in
cuff buttons and scart plas; cocoanut
.A.. . ULL.-" it
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there no later than the expiration cf
the time for which your trouos are :a
Stoned, unless in the meantime you re
ceive further orders."
After sleeping abouit two hours that
same night we got fresh horses and
Custer started us with Instructions to
go to the east of Tullock's fork, and to
follow it down to Its mouth at Tullock's
creek, and to keep a sharp lookout for
any signs of Indians, and to report to
him again that night if possible. This
we did, seeing nothing but the trail of a
small war party going toward the Big
We had been rolled in our blankets
but a few hours when Charlie Reynolds
and a half-breed Bloux scout, Bill Cross,
came in with a report which cause l
Custer to send for us again. After
getting fresh horses we were given a
dispatch to carry to Colonel Gibbons'
command. We reached the river, which
we crossed by the aid of our horses'
tails, with our clothes tied so as to
keep them as dry as possible. We
reached the command that day. The
next morning, after eating our em
balmed turkey and hardtack, I was sent
back to the supply train, which was still
at Powder river, and my companion
was sent to join Benteen's command.
He was with the latter during his en
gagement with the Indlans and he gives
Colonel Bentesen great credit for brav
ery. The oolonel, he says, when the
men behind the breastworks ran short
of ammunition, with his own hands car
lied it and threw it over to them, being
all the time exposed to the deadly fire
of the enemy.
In 24 hours I reached the supply train
and was afforded another opportunity
to fill up and get some sleep. On the
26th we met a Sioux scout, Bloody
Knife, coming in badly scared, and he
seemed to think that Custer had been
killed, although he had not seen him.
Another scout, George Mulligan, and
myself had been sent out to find Cus
We had not gone far when we met
Bill Cross and eight Ree Indian scouts.
They had a few Sioux ponies which
they said they had captured. They
told us that Custer and his command
were killed, but they did not scem to
know much it. They could not tell
us just where the fight took pIlate.
hence we took little stock in their
story. We learned afterwards, how
ever, that when Custer made the charge
they gathered up the Sioux horses that
had strayed out on the hills, and pulled
out for a more healthy climate Scout
Reynolds had the same privilege, but
chose to go into the battle, and was
afterward found in the same deadly
circle with General Custer with many
empty shells around them to count
their coos for them.
Reynolds well knew of Custer's abil
ity to deal with the Indians against
fearful odds, for he had previously
fought with him. He also knew the
odds he had to face that day, as we
spoke of it when we last met and he
proved by his actions that he could
not have been aware of any wrong
doing on the part of the general when
he, of his own free will, followed him
that day.
After leaving Cross and the Ree
scouts we met Curley, the Crow In
dian scout, who was with Custer at
the beginning of the fight. That pock
marked villain and liar, Rain-in-the
Pace, says Curley is a liar; that he
was not there: but I know for a fact
that Rain-in-the-Face had never met
Curley, nor to the best of my knowl
edge has he seen him since. I have
heard Rain talk and he will never get
into the happy hunting grounds if
veracity is to be his passport.
When we met Curley he was so badly
scared that I doubt if he would have
known himself. He had a SIonu med
icine or war pony in full paint and
and horn dishes and bowls cut out and
ornamented by the hands of the In
dian natives; beautiful tiger and leop
ard skins: native painted shells and
needlework that must have required a
world of patience to finish: in short a
collection worthy the best museum
At 4:45 we started to the navy yard
landing at doublequick time to catch
the 5 o'clock boat and return to the
ship. But a fiercely hot afternoon sun
served to slacken our pace and it was
five minutes past the appointed time,
when, arriving at the navy yard en
closure, we seated ourselves on a stone
slab dedlicated to Don Pedro III. 'neath
the shades of a spreading mango, there
,to chuckle at the antics of the boit's
crew battling with a contrary bret ae,
tacking and retacking the Fails in the
effort to reach the dock about 300 yards
away. Being out of matches, we
strolled to the apprentice quarters,
where the boys were having drill and
recreation, and with arm and finger
maneuvers requested a light for our
cigars. One bright chap "comprehend
ed" and rushed off, returning ehortly
with a new kind of match-a shovelful
of live coals-which he presented with
much deference and we politely accept
ed, at the same time handing him a
generous "tip" for what seemed un
usual quick-wittedness on his part.
In conversation with a Brazilian sail
or who spoke fair English I gleaned the
following, which I was afterward able
to partially verify by observation.
Brazil's apprentcle boys are as young
as ten years and may be seen daily
performing all sorts of acrobatic and
swimming feats at the dock opposite
our anchorage. Their seamen receive
feathers, a Sloux blanket and a part
of a war bonnet, that he wore in his
escape, and which he got from a dead
Sioux medictine man who was killed
near him in the first attack. 'hle
blanket had some blood on it. His own
horse was killed and he appropriated
the medicine man's property. and in
stead of trying to run the gauntlet he
moved along with the em·niy, trusting
to his disguise to-deceive theml. When
he saw an opportunity he dropped out
of his had company and escaped. When
I last saw him with Custer he had his
Crow clothes oh and had his own
pony, and he had no other chance to
get 'the outfit. Had he been a white
man he would not have had any
chance of escape even with that lig.
He does not claim to have tried to
fight, but only to escape, and his first
account of the affair is no doubt the
correct one, as amy one acquainted
with the indians and their mode of
fighting will admit its feasibility.
I understand that there was an ex
soldier at the world's fir in Chicago,
who posed as a soldier in the Seventh
cavalry, who escaped from the fatal
field. He was an Imposter, for none
but Curley ieft the ground alive. He
may have dreamed it and believed in
When the 'ith eavalry rode away from
Port Lincoln with the White Horse
company, the band belonging to it
played one of Custer's favorites, "The
Girl I Left Behind Met" Ever after
that, when I heard the familiar tune on
the plains, my mind was carried back
to the parting scene at the fort, and in
the foreground of memory's picture
stands, with tear-dimmed eyes, a sad,
brave woman. Well might her heart
nigh break, for she knew, as nd one else
did, that her brave husband was going
on an expedition fraught with untold,
hidden dangers, and not upon a summer
Crazy Horse and Goose, each with a
bany of Cheyennes, fought against Cus
ter. In fact, the f,,rmer was looked
upon as the head war c hief, Sitting Bull
being more of a mediolne man and cof
fee cooler. The proeah it belief is that
Sitting Bull was tho worst Indian and
head war chief. 'lIhls is a mistake.
There were several wtr.se than he and
more treacherous, Iblt as most of them
are dead and good Indians I will not
take the trouble to name them or to re
count their good (7) deeds. Gall wai
the head man among those who fought
Reno and Benteen, and would have got
away with them only for the personal
bravery of the latter. before mentioned.
When General Terry left the field and
General Miles took cnmmand all Ter
ry's and Custer's sc 'uts who were alive
went to work for the new commander,
except George Mulli-an and Jimmy
from-Cork. But tb, re were only five
of us left-Bob and Rill Jackson, Vick
Smith, Gaddy and myself. However,
Miles reinforced us with several oth
ers. I hope that when we all cross the
great divide our form-r commander will
keep his vigilant eye on the grub pile
as he always has. giving us the white
buffalo and lewerving the embalmed
beef for Sitting Bull, which will either
cause him to give Its familiar war
whoop or his weird death chant.
Soout Billy Jackson was with Cus
ter on the morning of the 25th, but left
before the engagement to join Reno,
and knew nothing of the terrible con
fict until the next day. On the 27th
they came to the battlefield, and Jack
son, with four other scouts, identified
the remains of General Ouster and
Scout Reyaolds. Although the remains
were showing the effects of decompo
sition, Jackson could not be mistaken,
for he knew every particle of their
clothing as well as he did his own. His
report of the battlefield may be vouch
but 20 milreis as monthly wages, and if
they "break liberty" they even forfeit
that. The offieers wear quite an orna
mental uniform compared with our
navy, but the attire of the enlisted men
differs but slightly from ours.
At present eight Brazlhan men-o'
war in the ha-lhear are flying the green,
yellow-centered flag from their mast
heads. The mort formidable looking
Is the famous Equldalban, whose com
mander appto-"i In dress regalia on
our decks to-day to exchange the cus
tomary court "1'.° of navy regulation.
For the last three weeks about six
officers, four div ers and 100 sailors have
been engaged w.th wrecking apparatus
in the channel. raising the shattered
remains of a moenltor sunk In the revo
lution of.1t9g. From all appearances it
is a slow and ted!nus undertaking.
But the Missionary Found They Were
Used in Making Fireerackers.
From Frank Leslie's Monthly.
"Independence day reminds me," said
the missionary from China, "af the most
escouraging and the most inilllusionlzing
experience in my life. I had labcred hard
in the work of converting phi Chinese to
Christianity, and there was unfeigned re
joicing among all the missions in China.
and the churches in Ame ,Ca when the
demand for bil."s, on the part ai our con
verts, cu'minated in ordere for t4,t00 bibles
in one shipment
"The remarkable numtber of new Chris
tians thus Indt ated, while it occasioned
much thankfulness In Am, la a, caused
ed for, as he was ever known as a
brave, cool, clear-headed and truthful
scout, whom General Miles sadd he
could always depend upon. He, too,
maintains that Custer did not go eon
frary to orders.
Silk Hat Is Loslng Favor.
From the Hatters' Gazette.
If the question were asked of every
wearer of a silk hat, "If comfort were
the only question to be considered,
would you prefer to wear a felt or a
silk hat?" we do not doubt that, with
out exception, the answer would be
that fashion decrees that silk hats must
be worn by all men who wish to look
well dressed, and the dictates of fash
ion must be obeyed, notwithstanding
the extra comfort gained by wearing a
hard or soft felt. While fashion rules
thus, the hat trade benefits all round.
A man wearing a silk hat when on
business, at social functions, or on Sun
day naturally reverts to a felt hat on
other occasions. As hatters know, a
hat suffers almost as much wear by be
ing exposed to light and dust while
hanging on a peg as when on the wear
er's head. It follows that all branches
of the trade are helped. and the more
frequently the leaders of fashion desire
new shapes in either silks or felts the
greater will be the turnover of manu
tacturers and retailers.
Who are the mysterious individuals
or, rather, who is the mysterious indi
vidual who decrees with what particu
lar kind of covering long-suffering hu
manity shall hide the brains we are all
more or less supposed to possess? It is
said that the Prince of Wales, who is a
stanch believer in the silk hat, has a
considerable hand in the matter. But
whether that be so or not, ,the prince
is undoubtedly responsible for the still
almost 'impregnable position this arti
cle occupies in our wardrobes. Accord
ing to a London morning paper the sIlk
'hat is losing ground. "With a frock
coat it is de rigueur the world over
with all who make the slightest pre
tense even of knowing what to wear,"
says the writer of the article. "But in
no city, perhaps, is the doom of the
silk hat more patent than in London.
Twenty, nay, 10, years ago who but a
vulgar clodhopper would dare wear a
'bowler' in Bond street or the park?
What city man, to say nothing of a
city clerk, would have dreamed of go
Ing to his office except in the reguta
tlon headgear? What fellow from the
country-more especially if he wanted
to be taken for a cockney-would have
come for a few days' holiday to Lon
don without his silk hat? The shrpe
or Style or cut did not matter. To his
unpracticed eye he saw no difference;
the fact that he had a silk hat on was
more than sufficient for him. But all
that has changed. The silk hat is los
ing its hold in other parts of London,
as it did many years ago in Fleet street
-the one great thoroughfare where
headgear is of no account; where even
a poetical species of hat is affected by
some, a veritable sombrero of sunny
Seville, which for some unfathomab:e
reason Londoners speak of as a 'som
brero hat,' as though sombrero itself
meant something else.
"But in spite of all this the silk hat
still goes a long way to mark a man.
The silk hat of the swell-the man
about town-is not the silk hat of the
city merchant; we have a cabinet min
ister's silk hat, a clerical silk hat, a
journalistic silk hat, a lawyer's silk
hat, a cabman's silk hat, a city clerk's
silk hat and many more. There they
all are proclaiming loudly to some ex
tent by their condition, but more otten
by their shape, to what class of per
son they belong."
the leads of the mtsilonary associations
to e-t on foot an inquiry as to tile incth
ods employed in saving the sous ef such
on unusual number of Celeatia.q. and the
uses to which they put the L.h s eea:t
th mr
"Yec; may know that it China the ma
jority C.f the firecrackers wit.l wlch we
celebrtc our day of na. andl ndepen
rnhoce. are made by the th'" -e in thr:t
humcs. Contractore for arew".:'q ;:'ve
each man a certain amount of powder
and that must be made into a given num
ber of crackers. The paper used in the
manufacture he buys himself-and paper
is not a cheap commodity in China. The
powder furnished seldom fills the required
number of crackers, but that does not
disturb the Celestial in the least: he turns
in his quota all the same, and t.e Ameri
can boy, in consequence, Invariably finds
in each package of firecracker a few
that 'won't go off.'
"I discovered that Yankee thrift had
been absorbed by the heathen Chinee with
much more readiness than Yankee morals.
In contributing his labor toward our fea
tlval occasions, he hit upon an expedient
whereby a considerable profit accrued to
himself. In other words, our great ship
ment of 84,000 bibles had literally 'gone up
in smoke.' They were to be had for the
asking, and the Celestlal conselance seems
never to have euffered a pang as to their
disposal for firecracker wrappers."
It Was Cut by Swordfish and Recovered
With Much Dfilealty.
From the Philadelphia Record.
To find the broken ends of a North At
lantic cable Is by no means an easy mat
ter. according to the reports brought to
thls city, by the British steamshpl Man
hattan, from London, and the Red Star
steamship Switrland. from Antwerp.
Both vesse:s recently spoke the cable
steamship Minis, during her long search
for the broken ends. The Minis has been
able to locate the break, although its ap
prcximate position was known before she
started on cruise.
The Swiltzerland sighted the Minta on
June 24, in latitude 42.11, longitude 61.48.
and the Manhattan on May 28, in latitude
48 04, longitude M8.50.
The electricans on the Minia reported to
the Manhattan that the break was over
15,000 feet, or about three miles, below the
surface of the sea. and that they had not
yet been able to pick up the broken ends.
The point at which the cable parted was
in midocean, and at one end of the deep
rea spots In the Atlantic. The officers of
th Minia c:aimed that it was the grea:est
depth at which the drags had ever been
put overboard from any vessel to grapple
the ends of a lost cable.
The break In the cable, which crosses
from New York to Kinsale, Ireland, oc
curred last winter, and it has been of no
use since that time. It was first thought
that the wreck of a sunken vessel had
dragged ownward over the cable, causing
it to snap apart. but an expert on deep
sea cables yesterday stated that it was
more than likely the work of swordish.
DBefore the Mlnia started on her ,,rulPe
twon months ago. the location of the break
was aproximately discovered by the re
sistnn, of the e:ectrieol current on the
dlip of the needle of a galvanometer. To
pick up theas broken ends and splice them
tog, ther is a difficult, If not an Impossible,
undertaking, and it may yet be necessary
to go back to shoaler water and run out
new cable.
Daring Death In the Alps.
During 1598 the number of persons who
made Alpine tours necessitating guides In
the Tyrol, waa 13,000.
And Women Dr. Bennett's Electrie Bell.
Offers a GOnranteedl and Permanent
Cure-Drugs Will Not Cure-They Op
pose Nature-Other Belts Hunl Fright
To weak and debilltated men and wo
men I offer a free bonk if they will only
write for It. It will tell you .lut why
drugs will not cure and why E;ec(trlicty i,
now the greatest remedl.il agent kn.owa t
to modern sclence. I could give druI r if I
wanted to and make a great deal of mon
ey by doing so-It does not cost a cent to
write a prescription: but I could not giv.
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Department "A." Denver. Col.
County Commissioners
July ?8, 1899.
The board of county commissioners
met at 10 o'clock . m. in special ses
sion, pursuant to Adjournment. Pres
ent, A. M. Walker, chairman; James
W. Geary and T. C. Davidson, commis
sioners, and County Clerk M. Martin.
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
The following accounts were allowed:
John Conley, sheriff, salary
month of June ...............$ l29 17
D. H. Morgan, under sheriff,
salary month of June ........ 125 00
Joseph Daly. deputy sheriff,
salary month of June ........ 100 00
J. J. Walsh, deputy sheriff,
salary month of June ........ 100 00
John Robinson, deputy sheriff,
salary month of June ........ 100 00
Thos. Mullen, salary deputy
sheriff month of June ........ 75 00
Jos Stevens, deputy sheriff,
salary 15 days n June ...... 0 00
Thomas Geary, salary court
house Janitor month of June.. 90 00
Francia McNally, salary engi
neer at court house month of
June .............. .......... 90 00
M. Martin, clerk and recorder,
salary month of June ........ 208 33
C. J. Healy. deputy clerk and
recorder, salary month of
June ................. ........ 100 00
G. M. Johnston, special work
on tax rolls, 5 days............ 16 65
G. M. Johnston. deputy clerk
and recorder, 25 days in Juno 83 35
Thos. J. Dougherty, deputy
clerk and recorder, 5 days in
June ........ ................ 16 65
Geo. S. Miller, aseesser, sal
ary month of June .......... 166 66
W. H. Dorchester, deputy as
sessor, salary in June ........ 100 00
John A. Shaw, deputy as
sessor month of June ........ 100 00
E. J. Corcoran. clerk of courts.
salary month of June ........ 166 66
J. J. McGuinness, deputv
clerk of courts, salary month
of June ..................... 100 00
Chas. F. Roe, court stenog
rapher, salary month of June 120 00
J. H. Duffy, county attorney,
salary month of June ........ 83 33
J. T. Casey, deputy county at
torney, salary month of June 100 00
Helen M. Glenson. sup lrin
tendent of schools. salay
month of June ................ 125 00
P. D. Twohy. county treas
urer, salary month of June.. 208 33
E. J. Nadeau, deputy trens
urer, salary month of June.. 100 00
W. E. Pinegar, surveyor, sal
ary month of June .......... 116 65
W. E. Fisher, work on county
map .......................... 63 00
Geo. S. Miller, postace for June
and July ...................... 27 04
John A. Shaw cxpres.age..... 2 00
Western Union Telegraph Co.,
telegrams for county officers. 24 07
Geo. S. Barnhard & c(o.. sup
plies for county .............. 30 70
The Montana, meals for jury in
Wallace ease .............. 26 00
Oliver Leiser, duplitcate war
rant in lieu of N,,. 441. oot... 9 40
C. A. Tuttle, supplies for w'str
iff's offlce ............... . .. 5 00
Deer Lodge VWater C'., water
rent at Derr Lodge county
jail ............. ............ 10 00
W. L. Howland, suplpi,es for
county ...... ....... ......... 3 00
F. L. lioagland, removing gar
bage from court house for
quarter ............ ......... 21 00
I .t. l'lelIn, ,work at court house 5 50
Win. Kltn, work at c t rt house 5 00
('hol. I. It.oe. taking teoCt:mny
in case of state vs. Wtlliams 9 00
Miss N. ('liren, typewtriting
tor county ................... 1
Miss ltessiet Snow, taking testi
mony in t ase state vs. Leland
et al ............. ........ 18 45
M. I). S'latner, justice of pt ace,
f,-es for quarter ........... 8 70
Joe H-ckert, juror, case- cor
uner's inquest E. Il. Eales.. 150
T. WV. Jones, juror caoe cor
oner's inquest E. it. Elades.... 1 50
Hugh lieese, juror (ase cor
oner's inquest E. H. Eades.... 1 50
M. Lynch, juror case coroner's
inquest E. H. Eades .......... 1 50
Chas. S. Corniok, juror case
coroner's inquest R. H. F ides 1 50
John It. Clark. juror case cor
oner's inquest E. H. Elatds.. 1 50
G. A. Miller, acti:g coroner in
inquest on body of J. B. Mc
Clure .............. .......... 10 55
H. I1. Fletcher, juror Inquest
on body of J. 1. McClure.... 1 50
A. J. Finnigan, juror inqut at on
body of J. H. McClure........ 1 50
AntgnU Cameron, juror inquest
on body of J. B. Mc('lure...... 1 50
T. II. Kershaw, juror inquest
on body of J. B. Me('lur...... 1 50
H. Zimmtrtman, juror inquest
on body of J. Ii. McClure.... 1 50
W.. Curran, juror inquest on
body of J. It. McClure........ '1 50
Standard Pu'lishing ('o.. blank
books, printing, advertising,
supplies .......... .......... 188 07
Soren Mortenson, poor allow
ance month of July, 1899..... 12 00
Mrs. Corcoran, poor allowance
month of July, 1899......... 20 00
Mrs. H. Wood. poor allowance
month of July, 1899........... 20 00
Mrs. Martha Carr, poor allow
ance month of July. 1899...... 10 00
Mrs. L. Beacoek. poor allow
ance month of July, 1899...... 10 00
Wm. Kelly (blind), poor allow
ance month of July........... 10 00
John Fitzpatrick, poor allow
ance month of July............ 15 00
Wm. Kelliher, rent for poor.... 7 00
E. Frugoll, rent for poor....... 10 00
Mrs. L. Davis. rent for poor.... 10 00
MIss Lida Walker, rent for poor 12 00
1,. J. Fitzpatrick, rent for poor 21 00
ID. R. Beck, rent for poor, six
months .......... ......... .... 0 00
Myron C'urn, wood for poor.... 2 10
L. J. Baker Co., mdse for poor
for quarter ................. 148 00
Kenneth Carr, work on roads
for quarter ................ 186 50
James Hansen, work on bridges
for quarter ................ 81 00
Dolan & Hamill, amount due
on contract, June estimate..15,614 50
H. M. Patterson, amount due
as supervising archlitect. June
estimate .................. 312 29
Bids for the burial of deceased county,
paupers were received as follows: Theo;
Ehret, $25 each; C. A. Tuttle, $25 each:
Stagg & Conrad, $25 each. Ordeted
that all of the above bids be rejected.
Ordered that W. A. Hufty be ap
pointed a constable at Avon, Ophir
township. vice D. L. Rowley, resafgned.
The proposition of John Dunnigaq to
build a bridge across the Big Blcktoot
river, near Ovando, was accepted by
the board, and said board hereby agrees
to contribute $200 to purchase lumtber
to rover said bridge.
An allowance of $10 monthly was or
dered granted to David Johnson, on the
nnn- fe1nd
The allowance of $10 per month here
tofore granted to Win. Kelly, blind.
was ordered to be discontinued by the
The quarterly report of M. Martin,
county clerk. showing fees collected for
'the use of the county for the quarter
ending May 31, 1899, amounting to
$830, and paid to county treasurer, was
examined, approved and ordered filed.
The quarterly report of John Conley,
sherlff, for quarter ending May 31, 1899,
showing fees collected and paid to
county treasurer, amounting to $155.21,
was approved and ordered filed; also
monthly reports approved.
The quarterly collection of Clerk of
Court E. J. Corcoran, amounting to
$336, and paid to county treasurer, as
shown by monthly reports, approved
and ordered filed; also reports of jurors
and witness fees and mileage for quar
ter ending May 31, 1899.
The bond of John Y. Batterton, as
public administrator, approved and or
dered filed.
Board adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock
a. m. July 20, 1899.
Approved: A. M. WALKER,
Attest: M. MARTIN, Conutty Clerk.
July 20. 1999.
Board met at 10 o'clock a. m. pur
suant to adjournment. All members
present. Minutes of previous meetinhg
read and approved.
The following accounts were allowed:
W. H. Weaver. rent for poor..$ 3 00
Mrs. M. Daniels. rent for poor 20 00
Knesevich & Berdovich, sup
plies for poor ................ 2 60
John Mathison, building bridge
contract ............ ...... 100 00
Dan Dunnigan, on order of
John Mathison, account of
bridg+e contract................ 81 00
J. B. Lytle. constable fees...... 15 00
A. M. Walker. per diem and
m ileage .............. ....... 45 00
T. C. Davidson, per dim....... 37 00
James W. Geary, pir diem and
m ileage ...... .... .......... 6 40
Ordered that the treasurer issue to
the county ,f Der lodge tax deeds to
property which h:ls been sold to Deer
Lodre ,ouny la tax sale in all cases
whiir the tinte of redemption has
The boaird or, r d a change in the
s.st.em ,tf Il.b rii lighting of court
hmnus and jalt fram thie system provid
ed fr' i ith ilansa and specifl'atlons to
t i t: n !uit system, and allowed Dolan
& Hmnlill tlh su.m of $2,025 on account
of said ch:nge.
I:t :,r adidj urned.
Ati so: SI. MIARTIN. Clerk.
S'aletl propatals will be received by
WV. ii SI~1'r at his otfiec. No. 37 East
l;r.lnite stret. in the i'ty of Butte, un
til 12 .i'chlck on Mlonday. July 31, 1899,
for fulnishlilng all necessary material
nd lal,:ir andt erecting a three-story
andr basilement brick flat building, on
Soutih Main stleet, in accordance with
SIplans andi sloi itieations prepared
ly \Vhitte & Itgnell. arch'tects. Silver
Itow block. ltutte, at whose office con
tractres can obtain plans and speciflca
tlon.s and all necessary information re
gasr'llng said proposed building.
The tight is hereby reserved to reject
any . od, i1 ids,
t('rt:lied c.ih ks, as explained }n spe
Scl:atlins. Ilout accompany bids, or
th1y will not be cornidered,

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