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REPUBLICAN CITY CONVEN
TION. The Personnel of its Representa tion. Address of its Chairman, Hon. A. C. Botkin. Selection of a Strong Municipal Ticket. The Republican City Convention con vened at Harmonia Hall Satnrday evening, March 15, 1884, at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. I. Salhinger. secretary, in the ab sence of Capt. Thos. P. Fuller, chairman of the Republican City Committee, called the convention to order. Hon. A. C. Botkin was elected tempo rary chairman, I. Salhinger temporary sec retary. and A. Seligman temporary assist ant secretary. On motion a committee on credentials was appointed, consisting of James Mc Kvily, 1st ward ; J. P. Woolman, 2d ward : T. H. Carter, 3d ward ; ,1. A. McDougal, 4th ward, and F. L. King, 5th ward. A committee on permanent organization and order of business was then appointed, as follows: B. Benson, 1st ward; H. H. Davis, 2d ward ; Chris. Kenck, 3d ward ; F. P. Sterling, 4th ward ; J. B. Sanford, 5th ward. On motion a recess of ten minutes was taken. The committee on credentials, on conven ing, presented the following report : Me. Chaikman :—Your committee on credentials beg leave to report the follow ing named persons entitled to seats in the convention : KIEST WAKI). Delegates—John Stuart, James McEvily, O. C. Bundy, Wm. Lorey, Ben Benson. A. Foller, sr., E. H. Price, George White, Fred Miles, M. B. Moran. Alternates—W. D. Nickols, E. L. Curry. J. Adams, J. S. Ostria, W. H. Guthrie, Jno. Keller, J. F. W. Schwabe. H. Hays, J. Travis, sr., H. Cowden. SECOND WARD. Delegates - Jos. P. Woolman, I. D. Mc Cutcheon, M. A. Meyendorff, W. F. Wheeler, I. Salhinger, J. R. Watson, II. H. Davis, J. H. Hathaway, L. F. Evans, A. J. Seligmau. Alternates—Jno. N. Heldt, Geo. W. Reed, A. K. Barbour, F. L. Sizer, Thos. Eckles, G. R. Metten, W. I). Wheeler, W. H. Armour, C. G. Reynolds, J. J. Leiser. THIRD WARD. Delegates— T. H. Carter, Chris. Kenck, T. P. Fuller, Joseph Gans, Homer Hewins, J. Henderson, A. O. Hammer, Sam Richard son. P. Quinn, H. F. Titus. Alternates—Frank Turner, John Stur roch, Fred Tibbetts. Chas. Crandall, Hugh Kirkendall, Henry Yergy, Charles Hoefl'ner, Jacob Switzer, M. Weinstein, John Mills. FOURTH WARD. Delegates—Richard Lockey, J. A. Mc Dougal, R. E. Fisk, W. F. Sanders, A. C. Botkin, F. P. Sterling, C. K. Cole, R. C. Wallace, Richard Hoback, J. B. Wilson. Delegates present were empowered to cast the votes of absentees as the majority may direct. FIFTH WARD. Delegates— F. L. King, B. Price, Jno. W. Eddy, Henry H. Guthrie, T. H. Clewell, Robt. W. DeNoille, J. B. Sanford, W. S. Haskell, John Stedman and A. M. Holter. Alternates—Milo Courtright, W. B.jMar tiu, Thos. Williamson, Hermann Richter, Geo. E. Boos, L. Auerbach, A. C. Votaw, \V. E. Wood, C. G. Evans, Chas. M. Jefl'eris. J. I*. WOOLMAN, Chairman. On motiou the report was adopted. The report of the committee on perma nent organization and order of business presented their report, which was adopted, as follows : We, your committee on organization and order of business, would respectfully report and recommend the following : For President of the Convention—Hon. A. C. Botkin. For Secretary—I. Salhinger. For Assistant Secretary—A. J. Seligman. ORDER OF BUSINESS. 1st. Report of committee on credentials. 2d. Nomination of officers. 1st. Candidate for Mayor. 2d. Candidate for Assessor and Treasurer. 3d. Candidate for Police Magistrate. We further recommend that a city com mittee, to consist of live, oue from each ward. In; elected : and also that this con vention elect a chairman and secretary for this committee. F. P. STERLING, H. II. DAVIS, J. B. SANFORD, B. BENSON. CHRIS. KENCK, Committee. Hon. A. C. Botkin then took the chair as President of the convention. Mr. Botkin, upon taking the chair, sa»d that the time was approaching when it would devolve upon the people of Heleua to choose city officers for the ensuing mu nicipal year. He asserted with confidence that the Republican party was superior to any other party in the city, not only in numlters. hut also in intelligence and all good qualities. The opposition seemed to recognize this fact; for unless he was mis informed, prominent democrats had been seen upon the streets within the past few days huuting for a Republican whom they could support for Mayor. This was a hope ful sign, and it was part of the business of this convention to assist them in their search. He had said that the Republican party was superior in numbers, and he be lieved that 100 was a reasonable estimate of its majority. But this majority did not aiVcrd any margiu for speculative action. It gives no member of this convention a right to l»e governed in his choice by per sonal or local prejudices, or any other con sideration than a high standard of qualifi cation on the part of candidates. For, to our majority their attaches the responsi bility for the municipal administration, and as we acquit ourselves of that respon sibility, so shall the confidence of the peo ple he measured out to us in the future. He felt assured that the convention would so act that its selections would be ratified at the polls, and would advance the city in its career of honor and prosperity. A. K. Barbour and George W. White were appointed tellers. dominations for Mayor were then made and an informal ballot taken resulting as follows: H. M. Pärchen, 23; Joseph Davis, 13; John Stedman, 5; H. Klein, 2; A. M. Holter, 2; M. Morris, 1; J. B. Sanford, 4. The formal ballot was then taken and resulted as follows: H. M. Pärchen, 35; Joseph Davis 13; blank, 1; and on motion the nomination of H. M. Pärchen was made unanimous John N. Heldt, T. H. Clewell, John Mof fitt, C. Kenck and R. Lockey were placed in nomination for city Assessor and Treas urer. R. Lockey announced that he was not a candidate. l T pon an informal ballot J. N. Heldt re ceived 15 votes: T. H. Clewell, 17; John Moffitt, 8; C. Kenck, 8; R. Lockey, 1; blank, 1. The formal ballot resulted in the selec tion of T. H. Clewell upon the following vote: Heldt, 15; T. H. Clewell, 29; Moffitt, 3; Kenck, 3. Upon motion Mr. T. H. Clewell was de clared the unanimous choice of the conven tion for City Assessor and Treasurer. Nominations for Police Magistrate and an informal ballot resulted as follows : Joshua Armitage, 25. J. W. Eddy, 13. J. B. Wells, 10. E. D. Weed, 2. A formal ballot being taken, Armitage received 30 votes, Eddy. 13; Wells, 7. Joshua Armitage was thereupon declared the nominee of the convention for Police Magistrate, and upon motion his nomina tion was made unanimous. The Apollo Club favored the convention with several popular airs, which were re ceived with great enthusiasm. On motion the delegates from the several wards were instructed to present the name of members to compose the city central committee, resulting as follows: 1st Ward—William Lorey. 2d Ward—I. D. McCutcheon. 3d Ward—Chris. Kenck. 4th Ward—J. G. Sanders. 5th Ward—John B. Sanford. Mr. I. Salhinger was elected chairman of the city central committee, and R. Lockey, secretary and treasurer, by accla mation. A resolution pledging the convention to use its best efforts to elect the several can didates nominated was adopted. Enthusiastic speeches were then made by Salhinger. Carter, McCutcheon, Lockey, ./. K. Toole and Col. Johnston. The convention adjourned. A. C. BOTKIN, President. Secretaries. I. Sai.hinoeb, I A. J. SELKiMAN, I District Court. The case of the Territory vs. Archy St. Peter, for stealing about $3,000 of gold : amalgam from the Gloster mill, was giveu | to the jury on Saturday evening. The j ury i remained out all night Saturday and all 1 day Sunday and came into court this morning unable to agree and asked to he discharged. The jury was then discharged, whereupon the counsel for the defense, Messrs. I. D. McCutcheon and T. H. Carter, gave notice to the court that they were ready to proceed at ouce upon a new trial. The court ordered a special venire of 25 men, and that a jury be drawn there from for the trial to-morrow morning. The origin of this case was upon a complaint last January of H. W. Child against Archy St. Peter and his wife for stealing gold amalgam from the mill of the Boston & Montana Gold Mining Company. On Feb ruary 2d the parties were arraigned for preliminary examination before Judge F. P. Sterling, who held them in $5,000 each for their appearance at the next term of the District Court, in default of which they were both committed to jail, where they have remained and where they are at present. Before the close of the trial on Saturday and after the argument of the attorneys for the defence, it was re marked that "that was a hung jury." On Sunday morning this remark was verified by seeing the disagreeing jury in charge of the deputy sheriff marching down street to a hotel for breakfast. The monotony of this proceeding was continued throughout the day. Then continued the vigils, fast and thrist all night and up to the hour of court this morning, when they were dis charged. It is reported that the jury first hung standing six to six, which was finally changed to ten for acquittal and two for conviction. The case will he tried again to-morrow before a uew jury. "A Laud Office Business." Patents have been received at the Hel eua Land Office for the following persons: Lewis and Clarke county—John Rohrer, Theodore Douglass, Robert Gilbert, Frank Letourneau, Joseph Emliody, Robert A. Clark, John C. Duval, Peter W. Scott and John B. Mclntire. Deer Lodge county—John Anderson, Alfred Kimmerly and Charles Alberts. Meagher county—John H. Kiehl, John F. Wagner, Augustus R. Barrows,George J. Catlin, Sirzah Gray, Theodore A. Gray, Joseph H. Cutting, John Ferguson, Mi chael McDonough, John B. Dawkins, John C. Hauck, Roger W. Clifford, Albert H. Barney, Leslie H. Hamilton, John H. Stowtenburg, .John Murphy, Frederick Klaue, Owen Doyle, Anthony M. Sharpe and Thomas Toston. Choteau county—Winfield G. Evans. Da vid Morrow, August O. Ockerman, Thomas Deene, Alfred B. Hamilton, Richard Stan ton and Isaac N. Hazlett. Missoula county—Moses Clemens, John R, Latimer, David Austin, Almira A. Aus tin and Henry Romain. Madison county—David E. McCall,'Jno. B. Bichord, Walter Bumby and Mortimer H. Lott. Beaverhead county—Monroe Mann and Philip J. Knowlett. Jefferson county—John Maxwell and John A. Keating. Custer county—Addison Meyers. Stanley for Brigadier. Washington, March 18 —There seems to be no doubt that Col. David Stanley, of the 22nd infantry, will succeed Gen. Mc Kenzie as Brigadier General. A RIDE ON THE BAIL. A Glance at Bozeman—Livingston—Her Present and Future Prospects. [from our traveling correspondent.1 A short time since the Herald corres pondent embarked on the Northern Pacific for a flying trip to points in Eastern Mon tana. The morning air was chill and keen, the winds whirled the snow in circling eddies across prairie and bench lands, but in the comfortable car we were beyond the power of cold and tempest, two elements that have wrought dire suffering in Mon tana during the old days of travel by stage coach. Rapidly we were whirled away over dazzling fields and frozen rivers, past mountain peaks, in their wintery robes resembling mammoth snow drifts, through hamlets, villages, and by many a farmer's home, with its tempting picture of rural peace and plenty. A few hours brings us to Bozeman, where the first halt in the pilgrimage is called. ! This town, like many others, is suffering a temporary depression in business, chiefly : due to the failure of the grain crop of Gallatin valley last season. But as the hnman frame is subject to various ills, so business life at times experiences disorders, epidemics, relapses, and while Bozeman is suffering to some extent, the present condition of affairs can make but little impression on the sturdy life of a town, rich in resources and peopled by intelli gent. enterprising and experienced business men. The numerous coal mines in the adjacent mountains promise to be a great source of wealth to the city in future years, and their benefit is already per ceptibly felt. With the coming summer the work of opening these mines will be actively prosecuted, and it is the belief of those competent to judge that within a comparatively short time this industry will prove of far greater value than the agricultural products of Gallatin valley. Bidding adieu to Bozeman and again embarking on the train, we arrive, after a ride of four hours, at Livingston. The growth of this town during the past six months has certainly been more rapid than any I have ever before known. In May last it was simply a motley collection of log and cheap frame buildings, erected for temporary use by business men who had little faith that the place would ever prove to he one of permanent importance. Now r it is a well established town with all the comforts and appliances to be found on the Western frontier. The rude or flimsy structures are no longer used, while many line dwellings have been completed and others are in course of construction. The most surprising feature of the change, how- | ever, is the numlrer of substantial brick business blocks erected, and I feel safe in saying that no town in the Territory has so favorably altered its appearance dnring the past season. The total amount invested in improvements during the year 1883 was $390,HOO, to which may be added $300,000 more expended by the railroad company in the completion of its plant. As to the lat ter item, it may he well to state that the Northern Facific has erected here the most important building and repair shops be tween Brainard, Minn., and Portland, Ore gon. They are built of brick and when in full operation will give employment to sev eral hundred men. Among the buildings I which'partieularly attract the attention on i arriving may be mentioned the First Na tional Bank block. This structure is of brick, two stories in height, lias a frontage of 70 feet, and is elaborately and tastefully trimmed with heavy cut stone. In ap pearance it is unique, graceful and strik ingly beautiful. With the exception of the spacious quarters required to conduct the banking business, it will be used for a hotel; thus giving the traveling puldic the finest accommodations to lie had in the Yellowstone valley. As tourist travel will lie an important element in the business of the town, Livingston may well lie con gratulated that at this early period ol her existence, men have been found with the means and enterprise to establish so impor tant an institution on so broad and liberal a scale. To mention the many new structures erected would be a pleasant task, hut time and space forbid. As soon as weather permits building operations will again lie resumed and the work pushed with all pos sible activity. Of the structures to lie erected one of the largest will he a brick block built by the Bank of Livingston, contracts for which have already been made. I was glad to meet while in the town Mr. Henry Frank, formerly a citizen of Helena. He has located permanently and from surface indications seems to be enjoying great prosperity. The little frame building in which he conducted business last spriug has l>een discarded and a handsome two-story brick erected in ; a more favorable location, is used in its stead. His stock consists of readymade clothing and gents furnishing goods. I. Orschel & Bro. have recently completed a two-story brick in which they carry a heavy line of groceries clothing and gen eral merchandise. E. R. Dean & Co., who for some years have been interested at Wickes are the principal wholesale liquor dealers of the place. They are located in a substantial brick block and carry u heavy line of whiskies, brandies, rum, gins, imported ann domestic wines ; also cigars, together with chandaliers, mirrors, bar glassware and fixtures. In a comparatively short time this firm has established a large wholesale trade, which extends through out the extensive region tributary to the town. Their goods are always found to he as represented and are sold at a small margin of profit, which is a sufficient ex planation of the remarkable success with which they have met. But the simple erection of mercantile houses and dwellings does not create a town, and in observing the building up of a business center it is interesting to note the foundation upon which the structure rests. Prominent a mong the causes which have inspired confidence in the future of Livingston is the railroad plant to which reference has already been made. The workmen required in the shops, with their wives and families, will constitute in themselves a village of very respectable proportions, and while owing to the eco nomical policy of the road but few hands are yet at work, their employment is only a question of time and cannot be long de» layed Besides being at the end of two railroad divisions this is the point from which the branch line extends to the Na tional Park. The building of this line has opened an extensive grazing, farming and mineral region which finds this its most convenient depot of supplies. The road has already given a decided impetus to the develop ment of the Clarks Fork mines, several of which were last summer purchased by eastern capitalists. It is apparent that every vein of ore opened in that section, and every prospector employed must con tribute to the growth of this town and will continue to do so for years to come. The sheep and cattle growers located in the Yellowstone valley at points some distance to tha east, and in the Shields river coun may securely rest, try, that formerly purchased supplies at other places now find a convenient market nearer home and gladly avail themselves ol the new order of affairs. For the same reason many of the former now ship their wool product from this place, thus supply ing a trade that must steadily increase from year to year. The town has by no means reached the limit of its growth, and the coming season seems bright with promise. I am reliably informed that the money required for the construction of a line from the Park branch directly to the mines can be had at any time. The impediment at present existing is that the proposed line lies within the borders of the National Park and Congress must grant a right of way before the work can he undertaken. As the road, if built, would in no way oar the wonders of that region, or interfere with the pleasure of travelers, no reasonable objection can be raised in opposition to the project. The matter will be brought before the attention of the law-makers in Washington assem bled this winter, with every prospect of favorable consideration. In the future tourist travel, as before remarked, will be an important element in the business of the town, and as the fame of the Park ex tends throughout the world, the amount of trade derived from this source must be steadily augmented. This, with the natural increase of settlement, the develop ment of the coal mines which abound in the vicinity, would certaiuly seem tu afford a basis upon which an important town F. M. W. Down the Yellowstone—Surface Indica - tions at Big Timber, Billings and Miles City. Big Timber is a familiar name to those who have had occasion to traverse the Yellowstone valley in former days, old stage station has been abandoned, and few will regret it, hut the appellation sur vives the changes of the past twelve months and has been bestowed on a rail road depot a few miles distant. At this place a very comfortable hotel is kept by Mr. Wm. Bramble, an old Montaniau and a very prince of a good fellow. i Our next stopping place was Park City, a t the head of Clarks Fork bottom, which I j ! I | j j ! ! was founded by a colouy of pilgrims from Wisconsin two years ago. The pilgrims weakened soon after and returned to their Eastern homes only a remnant of the origi nal number remaining. The town, how ever, survived their departure, and having in this manner l>een freed from a quantity of refuse material, is gradually increasing; in proportions and bids fair some day to become a place of consequence. Thirty miles distant is Billings, the famous "Magic City" of which everyone has heard, which awakened at one time the most extravagant expectations of future greatness and can boast the first street car line constructed in the Territory. The boom has passed as booms always do, the transient population gathered from the four corners of the earth has drifted away and the town to-day is a sober, respectable, unassuming place, re quiring no aid from speculative excite ments, as it is abundantly able to take care of itself by other methods. Billings is the seat of Yellowstone county, basa stable population of practical business men. and while suffering the inevitable re lapse which followed the ; completion of the road, has very flattering prospects of be coming one of the most important towns in the valley. The great irrigating ditch, thirty miles in length, which will bring under cultivation an extensive district of rich agricultural land directly tributary to the town, has been completed and proves in every sense a success. A large and con «tAntly increasing trade has been developed, not only in the valley but in the Mussel shell and Judith countries. Heavy ship ments of beef cattle from the stock yards located here were made last year, and this item will be greatly increased the present season. A few years may pass before the surrounding country will be so far developed as to require any decided increase of the business facilities already afforded, but the vast grazing grounds stretching away on every side are rapidly being occupied, settlers are steadi ly coming in, and it can only be a ques tion of a short time before the town again presents the scene of bustle, activity and excitement which characterized its earlier history. The people of Billings seem to appreciate the benefits of united effort by which so much is often accomplished by communities. When public interests are at stake its people are a unit, each willing to share a portion ef the burden and put a shoulder to the wheel. An enterprise of much importance, the construction of a railroad from this point to the Ball Moun tain coal fields, will, owing to this happy condition of affairs, probably be bronght to a successful issue. The coal product of that section, if available, would give the town a boom of the old time order and re store again its former prestige. I was pleased to discover, among other friends at this place, Mr. S. E. Irwin, who has resided in Montana since the early days of '65. ''Sid" has stood the wear and tear of frontier life remarkably well, and seems to be good for ninety-nine years more of active business life. He is at present proprietor of a large wholesale liqnor establishment having a complete and choice stock of pure wines and liqnors. Here I also met Mr. Coverly, formerly of Twin Bridges. Since my last visit in '82 he has improved his time to good ad vantage. Then he was bookkeeper for Mr. P. W. McAdow; now he is a member of the firm which for many years has con trolled an extensive and profitable whole sale and retail trade. In addition to this he has had the good fortune to secure a wife and is now a staid and sober citizen. His many friends |will he glad to hear of his success and heartily unite in the wish that fortune may continue to smile upon him. After a few hours' ride on the train which rapidly takes us past the scene of Col. Baker's battle with the Sioux in 72, in sight of the spot where General Custer and the famous Seventh cavalry fought the warriors of the same nation a year later, and where alterward the heroic members of the Bozeman expedition erected their fort, and waged a successful though bloody contest with the same dusky savages, led on by Chief Sitting Bull, the loud whistle of the locomotive announces our approach to Miles City. This town shows many ev idences of the changes which the times have wrought. In place of the trade in buffalo hides, which at one time was its chief source of revenue, comes that derived from their successors on the free pastures of Uncle Sam, the cattle. The town is indeed rapidly becoming a stock centre of importance, and at the rate Eastern and Texas stock are arriving, will soon represent an immense amount of capital employed in that industry. A num ber of herds from Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon have been within the past year driven in upon contiguous ranges and many more will arrive during the coming summer, while mnny of the stock men of the country adjacent are increasing their herds by importations from the Eastern States. At hotels the chief topics of con versation seem to be the respective mer its of Herelords, Durhams, Polled Angus and other breeds, while the expressions "a thousand head,'' five thousand head," etc., are continually heard on every side. In the evening the amusement ot the billiard and pool tables has to dispute for supremacy with that derived from design ing cattle brands and discussing their de fects or advantages. The town still shows the scars inflicted by two serious fires that occurred last sea son, hut with the opening of spriug the gaps at present existing will be tilled by handsome brick structures. The present summer will witness a remarkable chunge in the appearance of the place, as building operations will he extensive. F, M. W. » . , _ MONTANA'S RESOURCES. An Old Settler Pumped by a Chicago Reporter. The veteran John A. Nye, ol' the Xye Forwarding company, Townsend and Liv ingston. who was in Chicago last week, was squeezed by an Inter-Ocean reporter and the following are among the items ex torted from him : "Montana was the land of gold mining for a time, gulch mining being common, Confederate, Last Chance and other gulch es yielded tons of gold. To-day it is more ol silver a mining country. The silver mines depend on the large mills and smelting works at Butte, Wickes, and elsewhere. Great quantities of copper are being taken out of the mines. Helena is a city ol about 7,000 inhabitants. It has four Na tional hanks with a capital of about $4,000,000. Mining, grazing and agricul ture ore the chief interests of our Terri tory. The grazing country begins on the east side of the Belt range and extends nearly down to the North Platte. Last year Montana sent over 100,000 cattle to Chicago and points east, and imported from 25,000 to 30,000 head of young cat tle from the east in return. Horse ranches are becoming common. Most oi the horse ranches are down in the Teton country and the vicinity of the Missouri valley. Blooded stock is preferred and most of the horses are of fine breeds. The Galla tin and Missouri valley countries are the bast agricultural regions in the Territory. The Bitter Root and Missoula valleys are also very fertile. We already boast of a surplus of grain raised, but what may seem very strauge is nevertheless true—prices have declined since the Northern Pacific railroad was built. This fact goes to show that the most prosperous interests ol' Mon tana are cattle raising and mining, anefnot agriculture. The people of the Territory are isolated in their farming. Wheat com mands the same price as in Minnesota ; oats sell at St. Paul market rates : the local de mand consumes the local products, so you see it does not pay to ship grain out of the Territory. The uew mines of the Cœur d'Alene, lying in the narrow part of Idaho, and extending from Spokane Falls and Rathdrum to near the line of Washington Territory, are being rapidly developed They arc thought to be very rich. The mines are reached on the north from Bel knap, a town forty miles from them, on the Northern Pacific. A wagon road and stage road are being built, and it is esti mated that 30.000 people will visit the mines this season. Claims have been staked out for twenty miles along Eagle Creek. A few thin crevice leads that have been worked for two years past showed up quite rich in free gold. Oh, yes. we're getting along finely in Montana. We have 90, 000 people, and more coming. Politically we are about evenly divided, although the Democrats have usually elected their Dele gate to Congress. Since the advent of the railroad and new settlers a steady change is being worked in favor of the Republi cans." ^ _ Irish Canadians Rejoice. Ottawa, March 18.—The House sat un til 3:30 this morning debating the motion that the bill incorporating Orange societies be read a second time. It was defeated by 105 to 68, causing great rejoicing among Irish Socialists. j [Fw the HJŒAED.1 ! FOR CŒUR D'ALENE OUT- j FITTERS. Timely Advice F^ an old and Ex- j perienced Stampeder. A young man who contemplates coming out to the Coeur d'Alene excitement, has written me from near Pleasant Grove, In diana, making inquiries as to what sort of an outfit he should bring. 1 trust my an swer will benefit him as well as other in quirers about the Cœur d'Alene excite^ ment. I was excited once myself. » ~ „ " , T • i In the M hite Pine stampede I was inighti, . „ .rr .. Wn lvin „ ! ly stirred. Energies which had been lying . . . . vr „ . _v.inK i dormant in me all mv life, and which l ... ,. , T * , , . /• ; didn t even know I possessed, burst forth m I in a consuming amazement. My whole , . , ,,, , . , . , . i,i being bubbled with astonishment. Al- , , T . . . ,, ' though I went into the W hite Pine excite-: , . . . . ... i 1 ment in a state of eruption. 1 came out . , j t . i ,• j i deeply unexcited. I could have been tied ; ., r . . ,, , , ., 1 with a rope of sand, and would have staid where I was tied until further order? | , , , ..__ .. , But to your letter, young man. You ask _ I . I • , . i how many sacks you should bring along to I , ,, . , , ., , , put the gold m you rake up, and ot what . material they should be. and if gunny-; sacks will do. Don't encumber yourself ! with .sacks. You might bring a goose-quill to store vour gold in ; if you find no gold yon can utilize it, you know, for a tooth pick, provided that vou have an opportuni ty to pick your teeth. Something has to go into the mouth before anything can get wedged in the teeth. No, I wouldn't bring a rake, as you will probably be able to scoop up with your hands all the gold you run across—if you are not scooped yourself. For the same reason I would leave the j «hovel behind, on the old farm. It rai s ht ! he handy to dig yoor grave with, were you ! to bring it, but it is not customary for a , man to dig his own in the West; society j man id ui B . , . doesn t demand it ol him. | You inauire as to whether it would be : luu luijuutaoiu I better to have with you a spring-mattress ueuei tuuttc j ' or feather bed. Leare them hot . . u>t , bring a solitary gum blanket, t îat is a »out j as much as you will he able to hold on to at Our d'Alene. In fact, after you have been there awhile, you will, no doubt, es teem it a privilege to be allowed to recline your weary body on the downy snowdrift, and tuck around you the star stitched quilt of the dome of jet. Is the gold found in sheets or chunks? you ask. Well, sheets have not been run upon yet; it is more in chunks, like. The chunks are not very chunky, though ; not chunkier than the head of a pin. Khali I bring a frying-pan and Bible?; you further inquire. You might bring the frying-pan ; you may not always find some thing to fry in it ; there may he long in tervals in which you will not have the pleasure of listening to the sweet song ot the frying-pan ; hut it is a good tiling to have around, and there is nothing stuck up about it. As to the Bible, 1 will say that there are stranded Bibles all over the Pacific slop«. They were brought out by good young men like voursell, hut they , found their Bibles were referred to by those who had preceded, as the "History of , , , , „ „ T ,, v Jonah and the whale." Well, the good young men, after so long a time, got tired of this reference to illusions, and shed their Bibles. Your Bible will he of no use to you ; you can't raise money on it in a pinch ; it won't sell, there is no market. Once at Cœur d'Alene, you wouldn't sit VJULC at VUfUl U illVUV, J I down and read about Pharaoh, when you (•ould go and see him, any evening, at a dozen places in camp. It will look well, though, to the homeiolks, lor you to pack up a Bible with your other supplies. Ex ercise your own judgment in this matter; don't let me bias you. A good six-shooter is a proper thing to include in your apparel: one that would | iuuuui jut IF I ! stand by you and encourage you, it matters not what the odds were against you. In disputes over mining claims, the conversa tion sometimes waxc • warm, and the dis cussion is bathed in blood. 11 you could bring a six-shooter which, by straining it a little, would shoot the seventh time, it would be a pious idea. Will you learn a great deal by the trip ? I should warble ! A few months' residence at Cœur d'Alene will make you very know ing. Large chunks of knowledge will usurp places ,iu your system where once bloomed great hunks of ignorance. Among other things, you will learn that when thousands and thousands of men are sud denly, from every point ol' the compass, gathered together in a locality where the laws have uot been established, and where the influeuce of women, home, and family is not felt, it produces a state of society which compels the devil to set his ears back iu order to smile a smile broad enough to express his approbation. No, take no stationery with which to write to your girl. Iu the mines, where you will seldom or ever see a lady, you you will se.uwm u. — - -v. will bear your girl in keen remembrance; ( win Dear y our g but her memory of you will uot he so acute. Y'ou will leave plenty ol youug men in vour old neighborhood, for some I J J 1 men won't excite worth a cent, and she ! will have another fellow before you have I been in the mines six weeks. Save your i money on stationery by all means. One hundred thousand men on the slope, in cluding the humble writer of this, who is forlorn as to hopes, and gray in spirit, can sing with Joe Bowers, as he heard the news from the old home ''Sally had married the butcher. And the butcher had red hair.'' Of course, take a fine tooth comb with you ; several of them, so that you can lend to the boys in case they are harrassed. You speak of your dress suit, and that there may be balls in the mines. Leave it for your younger brother. There will be no tails at Cœur d'Alene, only the pistol balls that I have mentioned hereiu-before previousiy. Pistol balls don't ^enhance the value or improve the appearance of a dress suit. There will not be a great deal of ladies' society there, uot enough to go around. You say you are the leader of the choir at your church, and ask if it is likely you could get a similar position at Cœur ----- _ ------- x d'Alene. Well, there is a scarcity of church choirs there which amounts to a drouth, and the dry spell is liable to continue, if in a big tent restaurant, where only pork and beans are to be had, at a dollar and » half a pork and bean, and where a han dred men are at the table with only two waiters to fill their orders, you can sing out pork and beans load enough to attract the attention of one of the waiters, yon will fin'* that the time you have devoted to the cultivation of your voice has not been wasted. You want to know what a tenderfoot is* A tenderfoot is a new-comer in the western counliv He is addicted to biled shirts, •> , , ,. likes to take a bath and change h,s under . , , , , clothing occasionally, and be otherwise 6 , ; decent and human. While one who has , . , ,, , I been West long enough to talk about . , „. when he came, and what happened in the , ' , . , . ' early days,' and drink mining camp whis * . 4 , 1 key without ramming it with water, and J b i without shedding tears, hot, scalding tears, ; 1 is a tough-loot, and generally a very tough K J | c ^ara( ter. Mv experience suggests some articles you a j ^ J , i should include in vour outfit, ion should I î,uuuu J , brine with von, and keep it around handy, . uriu h W,LU J ' 1 . , a 8°° d liver ' If y0ur hver ,S 0ut 01 0rder ! y™ had better, before you start, get it re ! P aired and whitewashed. Also fetch a ! hale of nip, and two or three cans of never-give-up-tbe-ship ; you will hmi them us * ful - A tombstone, too. for yourself, will , *e aia ^- A small one will do. 5 on a <*' da 't to put the epitaph on it or the date of your death * for - aa y° u wil1 more tul 'y understand on arriving at the mines, you will not know what moment you are going to d,e MEL0ÎSÎ ' | Correspondence from the C«eur j d'Alene». ! Thompsok Fai ,,., ClTï . Marc . h llth ! Thjs ,, locate( , „„ ;he Northe[u , rai|r0>( , -x mBw of ltdk j _ . . .. with all the natural advantages lor a pros | perous city. The Clark's Fork, a beautiful : I little river, upon the banks ot which the , a , . . . . , ' townsite is located, furnishes us with , pj ent y of - ^ 0 j- wa ( er) ^ it i s possi j ^ j- or those whose habits are more tem perate to get their thirst satisfied with something else besides spirits fru menti. The river is now spanned with a wire cable, which conveys the ferry boat across its smooth surface w ith perfect ease and safety. We are not over three weeks old. yet we have a population of not less than 450, with from forty-five to fifty business houses, most of them running with lull stocks of goods of all kinds. Inside of sixty days the population will probably he doubled, as the immigration i? simply immense. The Thompson Palls trail to the mines is without doubt the shortest, being thirty two miles to Eagle City. The stage car ries passengers out twenty-two mile* far $5, allowing 100 pounds of baggage, and freighters charge from three to four cents l>er pound to the end of the road. Many miners walk the whole distance in a day ,------—--------------------- — _ — v and carry 150 pounds of freight to the '^üXSo that Buke, of Belkuapi , j 9 ou ^ ever y day training ;i cayuae to walk on snow' shoes; or rather, has three or /our gunney sacks around its feet, so that it can walk on the snow, and lie is going to ride into Eagle City in a few days on » wager of $200. After the feat is accomplished you may expect to hear that the Belknap trail is the only one over which stock can be driven into the mines. The division superintendent of the Northern Pncific is working against us, and has issued an or der not to stop a train under any circui I ■ n 1 , w stances at Thompson Fa s but to stop a mile above at a place called Allens Mills. But we feel as though he w ould take pity on us in the course of time and give us a station and side track. I am going to start to-day for Eagle City over the Thompson Falls trail and will tell you in a few days whether it is as good as represented. I will gave you the name ol some of the firms so that any one can re fer to them for reference : Brown A Pontet, Stark A Puller, Chamlxis, Bassett & Williams, C. M. Gilbert, McCarty it Taylor, R. B. Scott, Kyle it Co., Badger Mill Co., Sullivan Hotel, A. J. McGowen, real estate dealers. Yours respectfully. A Hranch Railroad d'Alen« to DR. HUNTER, the C(i'l | y.. ,, ! Chapman. Will. Cheney, Richard Sinor, h Benson j ie te File. Ed. Hill, J. J. Jones Cranley, Dutch Jake, Hefl'ner & Walig. Ed. Goodchild, J. M. Roberts, Mathev Articles of incorporation have lieen tiled in the office of Secretary Tookei to incor porate the Thompson Falls & Lagle City Railroad. The route of the road is to l»e from the town of South Thompson Falk up prospect creek, atid by the usually traveled road, via Raven City and Pritch ard creek, to Eagle City. The corporator are E. W. Toole, S. T. Hauser, John !'• Tiernan, Henry Klein, James M. Kyau Capital stock, $500,000. The Coming Railroad. [Livingston Enterprise. | While Vice President Oakes was m Helena a lev/ days ago he held lengthy ^interviews with certain Helena capitalists. the object of which was understood to the formation ot a company to huila J hram . h ol - the Northern Pacific to Fort Renton, and which should have the en dorsemeut and cordial encouragement ol » V» r\ V»n»»r* Pouiiwi it lint ltd IIÜiîPIltL the Northern Pacific, if not its iuaterW' aid. It is but reasonable to suppose that such a road built by Helena capital will be located with a chief view to the turther ance of Helena interests—w ill have Heleua for its [»oint of departure. We firmly be lieve that had the Northern Pacific take 1 - its own time and money to build the Beu ton branch, it would have chosen the most practicable and immediately profita^ route—that from Livingston. But tm Northern Pacific has no money to devot* to the building of branches. Tk j Wickes branch was built by priiaaj enterprise. The Bull Mountain road air the Benton road will he built in the sa ,ut | way. Uur citizens have no capital to a* - J vote to the latter undertaking. Heh'U capital is counted by millions and its o" ! ' ers have enterprise co-extensive witnH wealth. This may seem like a Jeremia* but we can only bow grimly to the ine» 1 ' able and acknowledge that Helena is* I titled to all she buys in open market, er®! though the price was beyond our meau-j But a railroad will yet traverse the nm | ral route lying between Livingston i* 1 - I Benton. If uot the Northern Ik''"' j romains for the Union Pacific to seized I opportunity and enter a region that J railroad resources unequaled by any 10 • of equal length iu the northwest. A 111 the Union Pacific branch is externa " 1 their recent / oal purchases in this vie we may ^ confident that it will I* P u8B onward toward the Missouri.