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FISK BROS., - - Publishers. R. B. FISK, . • Editor. THURSDAY. MAY 3. 1883. The formal delivery of the Brooklyn bridge to the two cities will take place May 24th._ The Psi Upsison Fraternity are to cele brate their semi-centennial at Albany May 23d, and 25th prox. A long list of dis tinguished members have signified their purpose to be present. All members, wheresoever dispersed, who cannot attend in person are invited to communicate by letter or telegram with Judge Van Voorst, Albany, X. Y. The city of Cardiff, in Wales, has grown from 18,000 in 1851 to a present popula tion of 100,000. It is owned entirely by the Catholic peer, Lord Bute, who has an income of $1,500,000 from rents, which are said to be higher than in any other place in the United Kingdom. In the same way Sir Hussey Vivian owns Swan sea and Lord Tredeger Newport, Wales. It seems after all that the Mexican authorities object to our crossing their lines in chase of Indians. We hope our government will not be so narrow-minded in this matter, but giye Mexican soldiers full liberty to kill all the Indians they can catch who have fled from the perpetration of outrages in Mexico. We are disposed to be as generous in this matter as Arte mus Ward was with his first wife's rela tions. _ John A. Andrew post of the Grand Army has arranged a very sensible substi tute lor flowers in decorating the graves of the soldier dead on Decoration day. It is to plant on each grave a well made stand of colors, the flag being of silk, twelve inches by eighteen, and the staff tipped with a bronze spearhead. This is done to obviate the purchase of flowers, which, un der the tardy sky of New England, are not so plentiful in May as they should be for the ideal purpose of a Decoration day. _ The new steamer Oregon of the Guion line, a sister ship, but larger than the Alaska, and which is now nearing com pletion, will be the very monarch cf the seas. Her engines will be of 13,000 horse power, 3,000 more than those of the Great Eastern; 2,700 tons of steam will pass through her engines daily, and the daily consumption of coal will be 300 tons. She will have a 24-foot screw, with nearly a 40-foot pitch, it is believed that she will develop a speed of very nearly, if not quite, 20 miles an hour, and hence will considerably shorten the swiftest time heretofore across the big ferry. The Independent quotes and gives cur rency to an item from the Bozeman Chronicle, referring to the decision of Judge Wade, sustaining the constitution ality of the Custer county act, as follows : "We should prefer to have the opinion of a lawyer and an honest man on the point before we would yield our opinion on such legislation." And this is the support that these two newspapers afford to the Chief Justice of Montana for the bravest and most successful campaign against confed erated public plunderers that ever took place in our history. What do the jubi lant, ransomed people of Custer county think of such criticism on Judge Wade's work and rulings ? The Independent and Chronicle would prefer the opinion of such an able lawyer and honest man as Cox, we presume. Did Custer county warrants pay for such opinions and endorsement ? The warrants, if worthless, exceed in value the opinions of such venal slander ers. _ We publish to-day a communication from a Philadelphia commercial agent complaining loudly of the injustice of our license law, which imposes a tax on trav eling salesmen selling goods by sample. The law as it stands on our statutes makes this license $15 per quarter in each county where business is done. In explanation we would say to "Old Traveler" that all our merchants and dealers in goods, wares, and merchandise of any kind have to pay quarterly licenses ranging from $5 to $50, and it would be manifestly unjust to allow dealers from abroad to destroy their trade and enjoy a premium for so doing. Men who misrepresent our Territory and open ly boast of doing it out of revenge, are not men whose presence or patronage we covet, nor do we feel particularly fearful of the injury that such men can do us. So far as we can judge, the action of Emperor William in sendiug a special message to the Reichstag, urging the pas sage of a law requiring on the part of em ployers a certain provision against acci dent, sickness and death of employes, de serves commendation. At the very least, a man's wages ought to be enough not only to yield present support, but to pro vide against sickness and accident. It is an attempt to head off socialism by re moving the provoking cause, and it seems a wise and proper line of action. It is carrying out life, accident and sickness insurance on a general scale, making it part of the framew ork of society. We have seen what immense general benefits result from supplying the people with a currency that is as good in one part of the country as another. Why may not the government undertake the business of life insurance, accident and health insurance in the same way? w as be is lic of a for of of ed at Sir of by CUSTER COUNTY MATTERS. a : The April term of the District Court for Custer county closed last Friday, and District Attorney Johnston arrived back last evening. He reports the busiest three weeks that he ever passed in his life, and from an epitome of the business trans acted it is easy to reach the same conclu sion. Judge, juries, prosecuting officers, county officers and citizens were engaged in an honorable strife to do their duty, their whole duty, and nothing but their duty, without fear or favor. The court was in session two days less than three w T eeks. The grand jury w r as in session all the time, and was not through with its business when court was compelled to close. During this time forty-one indict ments were found, of which twenty-six were against the gang of official plunder ers. There were eighteen indictments pending when the term opened. In the first case called there was an acquittal. It seemed as if the old rut was going to con trol the course of the new wheels of jus tice, but some vigorous, plain, personal, direct talk had a good bracing effect. They were made to realize that the matter of their delivery and purification w r as something that they had got to do for themselves if done at all. Others had by long, hard work brought them the oppor tunity, and now r if they were sincere and earnest it was the time to show it. This direct appeal was enough. When put to the final test the backbone proved strong enough to bear the weight and strain ; in fact, grew stronger wonderfully fast. There wore no more acquittals. In tw o cases only out of the remaining seventeen there was a failure to agree, and fifteen wore convicted and are now on their way to the penitentiary. Of course there was no time to try indictments found at the last term ; in most of the cases in fact, arrests have not been made. Briggs is hiding down in Minnesota. Stillwell, the absconding clerk, is in Dakota, under ar rest and awaiting a requisition to be de livered to the Custer county sheriff. Hub bell and Cox are trying to brave it out, but they stand alone, abandoned by all their associates, who seem to have lost ail confidence in the prowess of these cham pion plunderers as soon as their judicial backer was removed. The more the matters w ere opened up to view and the inside history translated, the more did it appear that all this crime and rottenness existed, rioted and grew 7 strong because of the immunity virtually guaran teed it in court. When the fact was real ized and appreciated that here was a court prepared to do its duty, others felt that it w r as safe to speak out the truth and call things by their right name. It is related as a specimen of the former state of affairs, that one man had been convicted of a crime that should have sent him for a long term in the penitentiary on testi mony too clear and strong for question, yet when asked by the court if he had anything to urge why sentence should not be pronounced, Cox, for him, got up and said to the court that the verdict of the jury was a d-d outrage, and on this statement the prisoner was discharged. With courts controlled by such men the best community in the world w'ould be come demoralized. Such, we are assured, is the rebound of feeling that pervades the entire community that Judge Conger could not hold court there if restored. Public opinion would inspire united pub lic action to resist the imposition by force of arms if need be. The atmosphere of Custer county to-day may be likened to that of an oppressive, sultry summer day after being purged by a vigorous thunder s#orm. The tables are turned. The thieves, pimps, and roughs are hunting cover, and the honest, decent men dare come forth and assert themselves for law r and order. The extent of the plundering is not yet fully known, but the footings show that warrants to the amount of $180,000 were issued last year, the greater part without formalities or color of law. A large share of these issued to the commissioners them selves without color and in open violation of law' were pronounced by Judge Wade absolutely void ab initio ; there can be no innocent purchasers and holders of war rants that show upon their face their il legality. Special meetings of commission ers w r ere held without notice, and new warrants issued whenever two of the board happened to meet anywhere. We trust the good work so well begun may end as well. If is work that is high above any political complications and relations, in which Republicans and Democrats in and out of office have work ed heartily and side by side. All honor to Governor Crosby, to the Legislature that lent its aid, to Judge Wade, whose heroic services have been above price, to Col. Johnston, the un flinching, incorruptible Prosecuting At torney, who lets no guilty man escape his clutch, and to the juries, grand and petit, and the reformed and invigorated publie opinion of Custer county ! The contest, so long and fiercely fought, against such odds at first, but by timely aid so completely won at last againgt vice and crime, has been a more eventful one than that in which brave Custer fell. It is a triumph that has a blessing and benefit for every honest man in any part of Montana, and will not lose its efficacious virtue in many vears to come. A matrimonial alliance has been ar ranged between Hugh Northcote, son of Sir Stafford Northcote, and Miss Edith, daughter of ex-Secretary Hamilton Fish, of New' York. PLANTING TREES IN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS. This is the subject of a circular issued by the National Bureau of Education, the subject being treated by Dr. Hough, of the forestry division of the Agricultural Department. Forestry is already being recognized sis a matter of first-class im portance all over the country, not only in treeless States but in those w'here there is plenty of natural forest. Many States have established the beautiful and valuable cus tom of turning out en masse, old and young, male and female, to spend one fui 1 day each spring in setting out trees, fruit and shade trees, both for ornament and use. Our government bestows patronage of a substantial kind in giving title to a quarter section of public land as a reward for the successful culture of a certain por tion in timber. It is in those treeless States where there is little or nothing to shade the surface of the earth and keep it moist and cool, w here the ground becomes super-heated, that those fearful cyclones and hurricanes originate. If our ancestors had taken more pains to plant and preserve forests than to reck lessly destroy them our country would to day be many millions of dollars richer and droughts and alternating floods would not be so common. If this generation does its duty, the next will be richer and safer than we are. For every tree that is cut down two of better kind should be planted out. The Belgians cultivate wheat by hand as we do maize, and with such success that they reap as high as 150 bushels to the acre. If we cultivated timber with equal care, selecting the best varieties and keeping down the w'aste vegetation that exhausts the soil to no good purpose, we could make our timber lands worth thou sands of dollars per acre. It is hard to & teach old dogs new tricks, and it is rather j at it slow work to indu ; men of middle age to ! engage actively and heartily in an enter- j prise to which they have not been educat ed, and the fruits of which they are not likely to reap. It is much easier to ap peal to the young and train them to re gard this interest of tree culture at its just value. F ollowing out the tendency and demand of the present hour, that the instruction of our public schools should have a more practical cast and should include the rudi ments of cultivating the taste and muscles as well as the mental faculties, the atten tion has been called to enlisting the chil dren in the work of planting trees, begin ning with the public school grounds, where circumstances are favorable. It is no small matter to learn how to set out a tree properly, so that it will be sure to grow. It needs some careful study and observation and more practice. The larger roots are designed by nature to hold the tree in its place against the winds, the little rootlets that are generally little re garded supplying the nourishment mostly, and these are «very frail—easily broken, easily destroyed by exposure, and when the tree is placed in its intended and spa cious hole these little roots should with greatest care be spread out and never be crossed, cramped or bent under. In Montana it will require more care and labor to get trees to grow in many of our school grounds, but this is no reason who we should not have trees and with them grateful shade and the songs of birds. If each room of our Graded school would undertake to plant one tree each year and take such care of it as to insure its growth, it would be but a few years be fore fhere would be an abundance of beau tiful shade around that spot that now seems so desolate. Bo far the water sup ply has been insufficient and uncertain, but this is not going to be the case always or long. If people continue to live here they must and will have plenty of water. It is well to train children to have some care, to feel some responsibility and pride in the protection of public property and such adjuncts as will make it more beauti and attractive. Those things we love most and value highest on which we have expended most labor, thought and watch ful care. Every tree planter that is trained at our public schools will be a pub lic benefactor through life. Those who settle now in Montana ex pect to make it a permanent home. Let our homes be beautified with shade trees, and let the school children lead off in this worthy reform by setting out trees around the school grounds. Teachers should take up this matter in earnest and encourage action by example. House bill 112, which furnished the legislative basis on which this great Cus ter county revolution has been won, passed the House by the votes of eight Republi cans and seven Democrats. Only two voted against it, both Democrats, and five j of to an do by Democrats and two Republicans were ab- j sent. In the Council the seven yeas in- j eluded all the Republicans, with Mitchell j and Morris as the Democrats. Five Dem- 1 \y crats, including President Stuart and Cox, voted in the negative. It is well to keep this record in mind as an introduction to j current history. "™ I of Governor Crosby to the j The answer petitioners for the reprieve of the mur- 1 derer of Jacob Kenck contrasts favorably with that of Judge Conger in setting aside a verdict of a jury on the statement of Cox that it was a d—d outrage. There will be much curiosity to see how great the falling off in internal reve nue receipts will be by reason of the re duced tax rates that go- into effect to-day. of at THE NEW ROUTE. The decision rendered yesterday by the Secretary of the Interior approving the map defining the location of the Northern Pacific railway through the Rocky Moun tain division, filed last July, is one that interests all Montana, and that portion between Gallatin City and the Little Blackfoot especially. The supposed effects of the decision, at least from the date of the approval, is to subject to the condition of the original grant the line of the pres ent location and release the old one. The new location is forty-three miles shorter than the Deer Lodge pass route, and as the road was to have forty sections of land for every mile constructed, or 25,600 acres, this amount multiplied by forty-three, makes 1,100,800 acres less that the road will receive. Instead of being on the branch, Helena is now on the main line. We have rather held to the belief that the Northern Pa cific company w'ould yet construct this road by the old location if for nothing else than to secure its additional grant. With this decision that idea vanishes forever. The company prefers to take its chances for land along the route that it will oper ate. The shorter route is never aban doned for a longer one. The company will lose many choice selections of land within the new limits, which citizens have acquired from government at $1.25 per acre, and many along the old location who have paid $2.50 per acre will feel as if they had been cheated out of half their money. The war that once raged so hot for the Jefferson cafion will probably never be fought again. Now that the Northern Pacific has abandoned it forever the Utah & Northern seems to have lost its eager ness for its possession. The chief effect of this decision that occurs to us upon , j first impression is that it turns over to the : new route. The allowance of the new rorne by the proper authority will subject the lands along it to the conditions of the original grant. Those who have received railroad will now have tt> look to the gov ernment for recompense, and there is no doubt they wili get it, not in he measure they would like, but to some modest amount. Some of the cases of trouble with land and mine owners along the new route will now take on a new appearance. The court will no doubt recognize this action of the proper department as giving the lull legal right to go along the new route as it had along the old one, and all claims for damages and controversies of title will be assumed by the government instead of the company. It is a pity this decision was not made sooner. The case seems to have been pending since last July. Some bitter aud threatening con troversies might have been avoided. There will be many, too, cursing their luck that the new line while it could have been had at half its advanced price. In many other respects than any named it is easy to see that this decision of the Interior Department is going to have ! general government all the claims j damages from owners of land along patents for lands which are taken by the j they did not get lands within the limits of j wide-reaching effects that will need the decision of the Supreme Court, and more j than likely some action of Congress be sides. As to the general effects, however, j tence. the decision will be to the great advantage of all places along the new route, and .the peple of Helena may rejoice and congrat ulate themselves without any rebate. THE EXECUTION. Though it has been said with some former show of right reason that hanging was a poor use to put man to, we believe that at present it is the very best use to which some men can be put. We believe that every person should have such rea sonable control of his sympathies as to make some proper distinction between a worthy and an unworthy object. When we recall what a good, useful citizen Jacob Kenck was, and how much he had done to deserve the gratitude instead of the malice of his murderer, our sympathies are used and we have none to squander on an unrepentant murderer. We are con tent that the law should have made this exhibit of its readiness and ability to in flict the extreme penalty. If any thing is able to prevent lynching and mob violence, it is such an orderly exe cution as occurred to-day. When our people learn that they can implicitly rely upon the officers of the law and juries to do their duty, there will be no more wresting of the law from its appointed channel. The same men who are often led away by passion to join in a hanging without trial, are as likely to be swayed by their sympathies to ask the Chief Executive to reprieve the culprit or commute the sen Better than either extreme is it j that all should soberly fix the penalty j that seems proper to inflict and then see j that every step of the law's course is calm 1 \y hut relentlessly adhered to. ------------.—— The latest canvas of the results of the ! Mississippi cyclone fixes the number of j the killed at Beauregard, Wesson and j vicinity at 65, while 280 were injured and , some 250 houses were destroyed. The j work of ascertaining the full extent of the j catastrophe at other points is still unfin- j ished, but the death list cannot fall short j At West Point and Aberdeen, of 100. Miss., and other small towns in that State and Georgia, reports of from five to thirty at one place are not uncommon. Emigrants are passing through St. Paul at the rate of 10,000 per week. A PARTY WITHOUT A POLICY. The Earl of Dunraven has an article in the April number of the Ninteeuth Cen tury on the future "Constitutional Party," in which he speaks of the present Tory party of England as a splendidly organ ized party, with plenty of talent, but no policy, and he addresses to it an urgent plea to take up ground abandoned by the present Liberal party. In following out his description of the condition of the Tories of England, we could not help drawing in our own mind a parallel with the Democratic party in this country. So far from being destitute of a present pol icy it is in the same condition precisely as the English Tories. Whenever the repre sentatives of the Democratic party meet in caucus, convention or at a club dinner they grow eloquent over the past achieve ments won by their fathers and great great-grandfathers, but they are perfectly mute over any plan to win further achieve ments ; they are ostentatiously unanimous on the principles uttered and illustrated by Jefferson, and in some less degree by Jackson, but ou any question of to-day, such as the tariff or internal improve ments, or sound currency, they all fly to pieces at the very mention of the subject. Save that they want to get into oflice mighty bad, there is no other present pur pose and ambition that feeds the flicker ing flame of life. There is nothing pres ent or of recent date to which they ever point with any pride. They say nothing of Buchanan and Pierce, and very little of Polk. Their eloquence only begins to catch its breath in Jackson's reign and blossoms out in full flower in Jefferson. Even these favorite authorities on ante bellum Democracy have to be handled with some care or it will leak oat that Jefferson uttered warnings against the , dangers of slavery, and Jackson threaten : e d to hang the South Carolina nullifiers who in Buchanan's and Breckenridge's time became the controlling clement in the party and forced the rupture at Charleston in 1880. In later times we have seen them nominate a Union General on a peace-policy basis, and a high pro j tective champion on a free trade platform. They have shown plenty of ingenuity and a fertility of expedients that is surprising, but for any distinct policy, or any one single principle, clean cut and sharply de fined, that did not mean pig or pup ac cording to exigencies of time or place, the Democrats have had nothing. And what is worse yet there seems less prospect than ever before of agreeing upon their policy. So long as the war tariff' continued that was the chief reliance and they tried to frighten the country about getting its debt paid oft' so fast. But thanks to the persistency of the Republicans, and no thanks to the Demo crats, the last of the war taxes that have not been cut off' have been cut down as low as a larger part of the Democrats themselves desire. After prophesying j that specie payment never would be re sumed and the national debt never paid, and doing their utmost to make true their predictions, the logic of events has con futed them utterly, and they are silent on these subjects. Everthing that testifies of our nationality, such as our currency, has j been opposed as far as possible, but all in vain. -C° tell the truth, there lias been one animating principle to Democracy, though it has studiously been kept in the back ground all the time since the war, that is States' rights, State sovereignty, the State greater than the Nation, the part greater than the whole. As it is said of a Rus sian, if you scratch his back you will find a Tartar; so if you thoroughly probe a Democrat, one of the thick and thin, hard shell Bourbon variety, you will find him still a States'-rights man. As it stands to-day the Democratic party has not a single principle on which it is agreed, that it dare utter abroad and join issue on. It has degenerated wholly into an opposition party. So far as it is per forming at present any useful function in the body politic, it is that of a brake on a wheel, occasionally useful in a humble and negative way, but how ridiculous to trust the running of this great govern ment, with all its precious, vital interests, to a party without principle, a vehicle composed of nothing but brakes. The question of compelling telegraph companies to carry their wires under ground is pending in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. It is claimed that the change is yet in an experimental stage. The nuisance of such a multitude of wires would be much reduced by gathering up all the wires into a cable as proposed by the Western Union at Chicago, but it would be vastly better both for the ap pearance and convenience of things to compel them to be carried underground. If this can be done in one city, it can in all, and we should hope that it would on trial be found for the interest of all com panies to bury all their wires. New York City has not only required all telegraph wires to be carried underground, but ! charges ground rent and makes reserva j tions of the use of two wires for munici j pal purposes. When this radical change , in the method of laying wires is made, j would it not be a favorable time for the to take the entire business j government j into its own hands and serve the public at j something near the cost ? C. P. Huntington drew a check in New York payable to the heirs of the Charles Morgan estate for $2,500,000, being the first payment of the $7,500,000 purchase money for the Morgan line of steamers, which will be used in connection with the Southern Pacific railway. COMiMERCIAL LICENSE TAX Expression from an Eastern Traveii» Man. • _____ _ Philadelphia, April l;», v. To the Editor of the Herald. I am a Commercial Traveler of eleven years standing, almost the whole of which time has been spent in continued travelin from one part of the United States to an other. In these years I have visited in th e interest of my business at least once i Q every twelve months every accessible po r . tion almost of the States and Territories with one single exception and that is Mon tana. With the completion of railroads into your country I have naturall felt a desire to visit it and would undoubtedly have done so more than once were it not for one thine the license tax which you permit each oi your counties and towns to collect from every "drummer" who ventures near you I have just returned from another (mv 18th i trip to the Pacific Coast and while yom neighbors in the Territories of Wyoming Utah, Idaho and Washington have all re ceived me with kindness and have taken pride and pleasure in giving me every infor mation possible regarding their resources, advantages aud needs for the future, Mon tana alone remains a sealed book to me, a wilderness of which I kuew nothing, except that its Inhabitants have erected a Chinese wall around themselves in the form of a tax required from every commercial man who might venture up in your vicinity, attempt to do a little business, find out something about your climate, soil, mines, advantages or disadvantages and disseminate the results as he moved along elsewhere on his return. I was not a bit astonished while in Salt Lake City last month, as well as again later on the Union Pacific train moving East, to hear two men speaking most outrageously oi the whole Territory and warning folks against it as a gigantic fraud bolstered up bv a railroad company who sought emigration in order to settle up their lands, and a body of capitalists who cared only to dispose of their property so that they could get out of a country' where the rivers freeze solid iu winter and everything dries up in summer, where the mines had all petered out, every thing in the way of life's necessaries cost four prices, and where everybody able to get away was leaving for Dakota and Oregon. Subsequently', iu a private conversation with one of them, I learned that they had both been compelled to pay a license of $25 apiece in each county they had been in as well as an additional town tax of $6 or §8 in Butte, Helena aud other places and they were de termined they said "to get even with the Montana brigands if they had to v eport their stories in every town they' went through for six months to come." Nor can you blame them : I am sure I have no good word to say for a country where I feel that I shall in this fashion be legally "lield-up" to the extent of many dol lars should I venture into exploring it in company' with my business card and a few samples of our goods. That to collect a license charge from peculiars is only justice to merchants who build stores, pay taxes and whose business is uudoubtedy injured by irresponsilde parties hawking goods about, no sensible person will deny, but to tax legitimate commercial travelers or at tempt to keep them out seems to me bad policy' on the part of the people of a Terri tory' which needs advertising as much as Montana does aud whose future aud rapid settlement depends so much upon its being better and more favorably known, and I sub mit it to the intelligence of your readers whether there is not much more lost than gained in the feeling engendered towards you by the enforcement of local laws against a class of men who, journeying far and wide over all this broad land, are calculated to do more or less harm in their good or evil re ports of the sections they visit, and a man would be scarcely human if he failed to speak ill on every possible occasion of a com munity or country where the citizens sanc tioned a legal robbery which all the old aud progressive states, both East and West, have done away with and which the highest court in the Republic has declared to be in conflict with the Federal constitution. Sure ly there is more loss to the Territory in a single emigrant kept away from you through the effects of such misrepresentation than could be made up in the price of many licenses squeezed out of such of us as venture near you. Be Americans ! Wake up ! Bo away with everything tending to inq>ede or restrict travel and the exploration of your country. Welcome every respectable indi vidual who comes along and send all away with a hospitable "call again" and a certain ty that, wherever they go, they will always carry with them a good word for Montana and her citizens. Yours very truly, "AN OLD TRAVELER. Sales of Real Estate. K. C. Wallace to James M. Rowley, two lots on lower Rodney street. Consideration, $550 cash. Hoback & Cannon tÿ Margaret E. Harrah lot 7, block 606, Hoback & Cannon's addition. Consideration, $250. Cannon & Ryan to Fisk J. Shaffer lots 3, 4, 5, and 6, block 575, in Main street addi tion, being 200 feet front on Pearl street. Consideration, $2,400. — D. W. Curtiss to Alonzo E. Bunker one and one-half acres of land on Lyudale avenue, near foot of Mam street. Consider ation, $1,060. Helena Reduction works to H. M. Pärchen and T. H. Kleinschmidt, about nine acres on Benton avenue. Consideration, $6,000. George Bard well to Annie P. Fo wler l° î5 12 and 14, in block 17. Consideration, $750. Jr id es E. Galloway to E. Sharpe land lU Last Chance gulch, part of the Taylor*^ Thompson claim. Consideration, $2,200. C. W. Cannon to A. T. Rowe, of York city, block 42, in Montana avenue ad dition, being twelve lots 44x150. Considéra tion, $1,400. Hoback & Cannon to F. J. Sebert, lot o block 608, Hoback & Cannon addition. Con sideration, $250.