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Tin 1 Nconrge Unobstructed.
M VDRID, August 12.— The nuiulier of
cholera cam baa greatly increased. In this
« itjr fifty new rase* and eighteen deaths
and >u the provinee eleven uewr eases mid
thirty-eight deaths were leported to-day.
Travelers in many districts are quarantined
train live to twenty days and undergo great
hardships, lieiug lodged in harns or in the
open air aud suffering from tack of food.
Some villages are strictly cordoned,trenches
having hecn cut to stop travel on the road,
the villagers threatening strangers and
i-oni]iel!iug them to leave. The govern
ment has ordeied the governors of provinces
to suppress lazarettos hat the governors
are in many instances powerless to carry
out the orders.
The (Smzrite says that in the past twenty
hours »>,461 new cases ot cholera and
2,1»I9 deaths have been reported from .576
towns in thirty-six provinces in -Spain.
This is the highest nuiulier of victims yet
reported in one «lay. The press calls upon
the govemmeut ami higher classes to com
bine in their eiiorts to alleviate tbe national
calamity. The King and »/seen have >ent
large «lunations to Saragossa and Grouada.
The epidemic is visit ag all the fashionable
-easide resorts. At eai'h place visited a
panic « nsnes an«l the place is «leserted in
tbrty-eight hoars.
M.dkui. August IT—The ravages of
the cholera in «>ranada are horrible.
Scores of victims of the disease «1 rap and
die in the streets, where they remain for
hours liefore they are gathered up at night
lor a hurried am! unceremonious burial in
a common trench,
Madrid, August IT—Thirty-five new
cases of cholera aud 31 deaths were re
|>orted in the city to day. In the provinces
outside the <-ily there were 75 new cases
aud 1* deaths. The director of public
works and his wife and another govern
ment «itticial have succumbed to the dis
ease. The municipal authorities have de
cided to demolish the slums.
MAI.sEILI.ES, August IT—There were
■ti cholera «ieatbs iu this city to-day ." Tbii
teen patients were admitted to l'haro
hospital, five of whom subsequently died.
MADRID, August IT—There were 4.IT»
new cases of cholera and 1,048 deaths re
ported throughout Spam yesterday.
Hau* Hong. August IT—The cholera is
decreasing. The troops have lieen with
drawn aud dispersed along the shore«.' ot
tbe hay.
Madrid, August 14.—A gratifying dc
crease is re|>orted in the numtier of cholera
cases in .Madrid to-day. lu ibe capital
there were nineteen new cases and eleven
deaths and in the province* seventy-two
new cases and twenty-eight deaths.
In Saragossa the epidemic is decreasing
slightly. In Granada the condition is
terrible. Many doctors are dying. Whole
streets are infected with the scourge, by
which entire families have h«en carrier!
away. Tbe total number of deaths in the
infected provinces since the outbreak of
the disease is 57,UUU, ami it is estimated
that »15,000 ne I sous have fled from the
1 ' v K i.. 11 < 'holera is spread;
mg in the envirou» of Marseilles. It is re
(Mirted that cholera has apfieared at Hanoi
aud other places on the Ke«i river.
Marseilles, August 14.—There were
twenty deaths from ehob ra here to-«lay.
At the l'haro Hospital (ight new cases
were admitte«! ami two patients died.
There are now fifty-three patients under
treatment at the hospital.
GIBRALTAR, August 14.—All vessels
arriving here from Portugese ports are
quarantined. There have lieen altogether
«inly three fatal cases of cholera here and
the house in wrh : ch the victims live«! have
forty-seven occupants and was in a had
^unitary condition.
Madrid August 14.—In (»rauada the
cholera is increasing fearfully. In the
province outside the city there has lieen
reported to-day '21* deaths from the«lisease
and 485 new cam**, and in the city *21.'5
deaths and 455 new cases. The ]»opiilar
agitation against sanitary interference has
I »een renewed in Seville. The !«»cal au
thorities have all resigned. The shops are
« dosed and no business is lieing done.
Marseilles, August 15.—There were
370 deaths from cholera during the past
twenty-four bos'* ending at uoon to day.
Ma HKI1 1 , August 15.—There were 4,81'I
new cases of cholera and 1.840 deaths ytss
terday throughout Spam.
PARIS, August 15.—Stringent measures
are lieing taken to keep the cholera away
from this city. Travelers from the south
are quarantined. The streets are cleaned
every uight. The Paris Sational, the first
journal to announce the appearance of
cholera at Marseilles, insists that tbe num
ber of deaths that have occurred there
from the disease is still much underrated.
Madrid, August 16.—Ret irns from the
cholera infecteii districts of Spain show a
total nuiulier of new < ases rj Friday aud
Saturday of 4,706, and the total nuinls-r of
deaths from the disease of 10.785. The
plague has made its appearance at Barce
lona, where 70 cases aud 16 deaths are re
The cholera report* for to-«lay show that
there were 15 pew eases ami 1*2 deaths in
the city of Madiid, and <i»J new eases and
Mi deaths in tbe provinces. The slight
panic which broke out a few days ago has
subsided. The epidemic shows no further
signs of an increase. Wherever the dis
ease prevails the most stringent precau
tions are taken to prevent it* spread.
8ome of the most crowded houses have
lieeu emptied and their tenants temporari
ly lodged a few miles outside the city.
Public buildings are disinfected daily.
The epidemit >s still ravaging Granada,
hut is decreasing in the other southern
Marseilles, August 16.—The:e were
'27 deaths in this city to-day from cholera. ;
At l'haro hospital P.» eases were admitted
aud 70 died, while 70 remained under
M \ dr id. August 17.—In the whoie of
Spam yesterday there were4,6»»i new ease*
of cholera and 1,556 deaths.
Marseilles, August 17.—There have
been 109 deaths from cholera in this city
since Friday.
Paris, August 17.—Refugees tleeing :
from the cholera in Marseilles have intro
(laced the disease into Sister-on and other
villages in the Alpine provinces of France.
Madrid, August 17.—There have been
slight riots at l«ogra Dlk - *bich were due to
the resistant« of the inhabitants to certain
sanitary regulations. The governor of
Grunatla has lieen attacked with cholera i
Madrid, August 17.—The places in
Spain in which the principal increase of
cholera occurred yesterday as compared
with Friday last were Tarragona and Val
ladolid. In the former the* were yester
<lay 77 cas«-s and 30 «lath*. Oflicial re
turns show that in Granada tbe disease
has reached its height and remains sta
tionary. In Albatetc yesterday there were
"28 new eases and 23 deaths. In Castellon
De la Plana there were *2*2 new i-ases and
17 deaths ; in Cuenca. 154 new caaes and
.'»*2 deaths ; in Valencia. 8*2 new case* and
49 deaths; in Terrel. 116 new cases aud 32
deaths, and in Madrid 20 new cases and 2
deaths. All of these returns show a de
crease m the number of both new cases
and deaths.
Madrid, August 16, — Returns »how
that iu the whole of Spain j-esterday there
were 4,630 new eases of cholera and 1,716
Rome, August 16. —A commission bas
lieen appointed to examine the hospitals of
Lome and to take measures to meet the
(Kinsihle epidemic, cholera.
M \ t>Kl î les. August 18.—The were 27
dentna frcM cholera reporte«l at Marseilles
1111-: |*IEG%> HORNE TillEVKs.
Pursuit of the Haider» mid liecovery
ot Part ot the Stolen Animals.
Rill:N on, Mont . August 17. 1885. —The
report relative to the Piegan Indian horse
thieves, forwarded to and published in your
issue of Thursday last was supposed to he
a correct statement ot facts concerning the
aflair, inasmuch as it was received from a
ranchman direct from the portion of coun
try in which these Indians were operat
ing. So far as the number of stolen horses
is concerned the report was correct. But
the information furnished that the Indians
had been killed is incorrect. The party of
whites folhiwmg. anil who propose pur
suing the Indians mto their reservation
near Fort Assinalioine, bad a two hours'
skirmish with the latter north of the Mus
selshell, on Wednesday last but no casu
alties résulté«! from the combat. Some
fifteen hea«l of horses have, however, lieen
recovered from the Indians. This news
has just lieen received from a prominent
stock man who reached here this morning,
aud is our authority.
The Water Ways CoBventicn.
The sending of delegates to the Water
Ways Convention at St. Paul on the :id of
September will m-eupy the attention of tbe
Helena Board of Trade at its next meeting.
The importance of Helena lieing repre
sented at this convention will lie seen at a
glance when tbe steamboat navigation of
the I'pper Missouri river is considered.
The representation of this great interest to
Montana in its projier light before such a
body as will meet at St. Paul for the de
velopment ot all water ways in the North
west, will insure attention to the *2»M) miles
of navigable waters above the Great Falls
of the Missouri. It is known that this
river at its »our«« (Three Forks carries
more water than the Ohio at Pittsburg at
the summer season. It is also known that
a light draft boat of 14»l foot keel, 24 foot
lloor, aud a lour foot hold ean, w ith little
difficulty, navigate any where on the Mis
souri from L lidia to the railroad bridge at
Tow nsend and carry a good load of passen
gers and freight. But in order that the
channels of the Lpper Missouri may l»e
clean*«! out aud shortened and wiug dams
put in where nee«led, a proper delegation
should lie selected by the Board of Trade
to attend the Water Ways Conventi«Ri at
St. 1'aul and ask their aid in securing from
the general government adequate appro
priations therefor. In fact the only way
that this vast tract of navigable water way
can be brought liefore the attention of
Congress is to have its friends and dele
gates in this important convention that
meets on the .'t«i of September. It need*
no seer to foresee that the steamboat navi
gation o' the Upper Missouri w ill necessi
tate a twelve mile railroad from Helena
to connect with it at Stubbs' ferry or other
«•«invenient point and thus open np for the
great wheat lieh of the Missouri valley the
Helena market for all their grains and pro
duire. A steamer on the Upper Missouri
will diaw every tourist that visits the
National I'ark for a trip through the Gate
of the Mountains aud thence to Great
Falls, lienee the importance of Helena
being represented at the Water Ways Con
A Typical Miner.
Denn.* Ryan, miner, hotel builder, etc.,
leaves Helena on His retnrn to St. Faul I
shortly. Back in the early sixties. Ryan,
then a boy in. hfs teens, ran away from
home, not liking his plodding farm life in
Pennsylvania. He took ofl' to the Oil
Regions, where all w as hustle. He soon
got employment followed by interests in
his parents through remittances which in
generous snms reached "the old folks at
home." in 1-6.5, Dennis started for Mon
tana. by way of Salt 1-ake. Arriving late
in the antnmn he decided to stop in the
Mormon city over winter. The next spring
he had his passage secured to Helena, hut
toward Austin, Nevada, instead. In that
State he had a varied experience, and ac
cumulated hut little coin. After that he
drifted Lack into Utah, and in later years
won there the fortune he failed to "catch
on to" farther west. The famous Horn
, Silver mine was the property which paid
him most. Out of it have come many
millions and millions have been the profit
share of Dennis. St. Paul, Mr. Ryan's
home, has the grandest hotel in all the
contracts for ties, hmilier, etc., in railroad
building. He made considerable money,
and his whereabouts was iiist learned by
the advice of "others prompted him to turn
West. It cost upwards of 11,300,000 and
was altogether baut with bis money. We
want men like Ryan in Montana. He tried
to come here twenty years ago. It is not
too late for him to come now, and stay.
Our gates are open and all beckon him to
enter and to remain.
Montana bas been honored this year
with tbe presence of numbers of notable
Iuuianians, among tbe latest being Mr. j
Robert Samples, of Lafayette. Mr. Sample
finds here in Helena friends and acquaint- |
ances cordially glad to welcome bis visit, '
and bis stay in oar midst will prove
altogether pleasant, we trust. On bis
tieantifnl farms near tbe Qaeen City of tbe
Wabash M r. Sample has bred and raised
some of the best strains of cattle in America.
His Hereford herds, from which the West
and Northwest have acquired many of ^
their most valuable animals, are among the
first of importance on this sid« of tbe
water. It is hoped that the gentleman,
seeing tbe interest this Territory takes in j
bloode«i stack, will tarry for sufficieqt time
to include the annual exhibition here and
see something of the cattle produrt of Mon
tana. We greet this Hoosier visitor wariu
ly and hid him to the best of western
THE I>emocrats bave appointed a man
in jail for postmaster. Bat that is better
than to appoint so many who ought to he
there.— lmUptmlent.
Tbe above is evidently intended as a re
llect ion upon tbs Montana Democrat a- ap
pointments. What ssv Messrs. Kelly,
Welch, et al. to the indictment?
I veil %ngi: NO i'K* '
Ibeie were 750,000 pounds c: wool
shipped from Billings this season, up to
tbe middle of this mouth.
Hirer Prem : truite a number of the
wool growers of northern Montana, whose
llocks are becoming too large lor their ran
Un the stock Intel«-»!*. Irom all Part*
ol the rerritory. .
The »to« k glowers of southern Montana
held a meeting last week at Dillon.
Seven thousand live hundred and forty
head of cattle have l«een •'hipped eas; this
month from Miles City*.
w ill ship from 2,U0»J to 41AX» wethers
to the Chicago market this fall.
Inter Mountain : Stock Agent Wilson,
of the Northern Pacific, estimate* that 95,
»MIO head of cattle w ill l»e shipped east
from the Montana 'ranges this y ear. At
£40 l»er head the cattle owners will thus
derive a revenue of $3,8UO,UOO.
Stwkyrowers Journal : George Reynolds
aud his brother, B. F., are at Mingusvilla
waiting lor a large herd of Texas cattle,
which they will put on their Montana
range. Their string of 4,500 hea«l of Texas
cattle is expected about the *25lh lost.
About '20,(KMi heat! of cattle are now
moving northward through Montana to
ranges that have heretotbre lieen selected
by the owners of these herds. A large pro
portion of those that are on the trail will
stop «in the north Yellowstoue ranges in
this Territory.
Montana cattle can multiply about as
fast as any other cattle, aud as soon as the
stockmeu generally adopt the sensible plan
ofseparatiug the cows ami hulls so as to
have the calves drop]*-«! m the spring after
they can be care«l for, the percentage of
calves branded will lie greatly increased.
— Drover* Journal.
Hirer I'mm; One of the greatest feats
shearing sheep was accomplished by
Joe Leynoids, a California man, recently
at the herd of L«li«k, Arnold «V S'edman,
near Lvauston. He commenced at 5:45 a.
ui. ami quit at sundown, having sheared
261 sheep. The tleeees averaged 7j pounds;
he earned, at seven cent* per head, £18.27.
Yellowstone Journal : The largest num
ber of cattle that ever crossed the Yellow
stone uear here iu oue day were taken to
tbe north side yesterday. There were in
all 6,600 head and belonged to tbe Nio
brara Cattle Company, Hunter A Evans,
and Phillips Bros. They were held in
three lots aud swam the river, oue lot after
another, with uo loss except the drowning
oft horse.
Supreme Court.
sATIRDaV, A Util'ST 15.
L«lmond Butler, L. J. Hamilton and
Alexander C. Botkin were admitted to tbe
bar. The motion to admit to the liar L.
D. Brooke on his tiling w ith tbe Clerk the
certitii-ate that he has read law tor at least
two years prior to his appliv-atinn was
The following causes were argued and
submitted :
James A. Ta 11 sit et. al. vs. Silas F. King
et al.
Jam«-* A. Tallsit et. al. vs. Silas F. King
et. al.
Amanda Twell vs. Richard Twell et. al.
James A.Talbot vs. Silas F. King and J.
L. Morris et. al.
Submitted ou briefs:
N. P. R. R. vs. Fred W. Schimmell.
N. p B ■ VR Mi Lffly.
In the case of the Alder Gulch Consoli
dated Mining Company vs. Marvin Hayes
et. al., the motion filed heretofore to strike
out portions of the record, sustained and
cause submitted on briefs. A|»|iel]ant to
file brief by 15th inst. and res]«ndent to
tile rt-ply in twenty days thereafter.
Parties in the case of Won. Mayger vs
Thus. Jas. Cruse et. al. file«! stipulation to
dismiss appeal. Appeal onieml dismissed
at the c«wt of appellant, Wm. Mayger.
Respondeat in case of E. M. Dnnphy vs.
Roman Kuhn tiled certificate of clerk of
the District Court (Third District , and
also motion to dismiss appeal.
In tbe case of Wm. Mayger vs. Thos.
Cruse, Thos J. Cruse and John Duffy it
ing Co. va A. O. Hammer et »I. Judgment
affirmed at last term.
was ordere«! that a remittitur he issued to
tbe court tielow, pursuant to the stipula
tion of the parties.
Judge «.alhraith rendered the opinion in
the <-ase ot the Gartiehl Mining and Mill
Monday, Ai«*Ist 17.
The court issued the following order :
It is her'by ordered that terms of the
District Coarts in and for the Second
Judi«;ial District of this Territory be held
until farther order of this court at the
following times ana nlaces, viz:
Silver Bow county —Kt Butte City, on the
fourth Monday of February, third Mon
day of September.
Beaverhead county—At Dillon, second
Monday of April, fourth Momlay of
Missoula county—At Miwoula. second
Monday of Jnne, second Monday of |
Deer Loilge county—At Deer Lodge,
first Monday of May, first Monday of
Decern ber.
Clone of the Supreme Court Term.
To-day the Angnst term of the Terri
torial Supreme Court stands adjoarr.td.
'The session has been short, attributable
mainly to the submission of many cases
without argument. Briefs to a very con
siderable number are deposited with the
Judges, aud forty or more opinions, to be
prepared in writing, are enough to engage
their attention for two or more months to
The attorney* from different parts
of tbe Territory have left for their homes,
and the Associate Justices, Galbraith and
Coburn, shortly depart for their respective
What little remnant of an army sur
vived to 1'eru after the crashing defeat by
the Chilians, is lieing fast used np in a civil
war, in which tbe government has been
l»adly beaten. Pern was at oue t.one the
foremost of the South American States,
but is now one of the weakest, with a very
poor prospect of any early regeneration.
a fri(*iitkti:ii celestial
Says He IS Visited I,\ the llevil «*"•
Mude to Obey Hi« tom maud«.
Occasion offering, our reporter this
morumg interviewed the Chinaman who
was arrested last night for building the
tire that occasioned the alarm between 12
and 1 oclock and caused the tire detri
ment to turn out. 11« was the only occu
pant of the city jail, aud at the time ot
tbe re|»orter's visit sat on a beoch beiore a
table amusing himself with a pack °*
cards. He was questioned by the reporter
i n regard to last night's incident, and de
tailed tbe occurrence intelligently though
not very intelligibly in Chinese English,
which for the convenience of our leader*
we render into the vernacular,
]| e b, H l)a ,„ e wafl Wong Lee; that
he had no regular occupation, but turued
bis hand to mining, gardening or washing
;lg occasion ottered. He was an inmate of
t he frame house ou water street imine
,Rately in the rear of the city jail. He
said that he was lying in bed asleep last
„ight when the devil came to him ; at the
t j,ue he felt very tired and "heap
cold." His Satanic Maj«*sty was visible to his
gaze, appearmg at ditlerent times as a lit
tie d«ig, a cat and a little ls»y. He amused
himself with tormenting aud pulling tbe
hair of the frightened Chinaman, taking
his position at intervals upon tbe knees or
the breast of that individual. Most of the
time he sat upon his breast, pulling his
hair aud scratching his face, n«itwithstand
ing which assertions no marks of Mephis
tos claws couhl lie seen uptm his olive
tinted visage. The devil, he said, kept
constantly urging him t«i get up aud cook
some liiv aud chickens for him, as he, the
aforesaid kiug of Hades, was very hungry.
This Lee did not want to «lo, hut the «levil
became ao importuoata and exacting that
the Celestial was lain to a«-ce«le to bis de
mands. So rising from his coach Lee, ac
compauied by his infernal visitor, repaired
to the back yard and lighted a fire, over
which he pre]iar«sl some ri««, which the
sheolite devoured w-th great avidity.
Then the fire liell rang, the firemen came
upon the scene aud scared off the noctur
nal feaoter. lore was then arrested and
placed îa jail.
When asked how the devil gained a«-«:ess
to the room Lee said he came in ou the
wind. He also said that he bad had such
visitations liefore. and that <m the last oc
casion, the Chinese New Years of 18*5,
the devil had caught bold of him in the
night and pulled someof his hair out by th*
ro«ita; as corroborative e i«lence of w hich
'tatement lie showed the re|Kirter two or
three bare spots njion his well hair«! head,
which were Ditally devoid of the capillary
The Chinaman was evidently sincere m
his story and firmly lielieves that he had a
visit Irom the devil last night.
The report comes from Pittsburg that
the trade organizations are about to join
in a petition to the President to call an
extra session of Congress. They mistake
the cause of the troubles from which we
as a nation are suffering les-* than any
other, and still more the remedy. When
ever Congress is in session business is more
disturlied thân at any other time. The
administration has lieen so occupied with
the pressure of office-seekers that they
have had no time to think out any policy
to recommend. Cleveland is now out in
the woods and mountains «-atchmg trout,
and he may catch an idea of what shall lie
a policy for his administration. He should
not he disturbed. We may be sure that
all the causes of this widespread depres
sion are not understood. Free trade Eng
land sutlers even more than the countries
where protection exists. It is likely if
Congress meets the first thing they would
do would lie to go to tinkering with the
coinage. They would hardly dare to fool
with the tanlf. But more than likely the
principal time of both Houses would lie
«levoted to offices. The Senate has a
prospect of weeks of labor in investigating
cases where officers have been suspende«!
for ollensive partisanship. They will have
to >n v r R f>k ft,e those who have l»een put in
as well as those who have lieen put out.
It is probable that it will Vie two years at
least before the new administration will
know what to reccommend. While elec
tions are pending in New York and Ohio,
Congressmen would not dare do mnch, if
the J knew what It would be
better in some respects if Congress were
not to meet next December. Rarely bas
»RJ relief OOOM from any action of Con
gress, and with the two Houses of oppo
site schools of politics, it is not to be ex
pected that any agreement on policy could
be reached speedily.
Those interested in the finances of tbe
Territory are inquiring whst progress is
lieing made in the negotiations for having
»"r prisoners taken care of outside the
Territory. If New Y'ork will take them
for the work they can d«i, or Dakota will
take them at fifty cents a day, it looks a*
If the« w *» * wide margin of saving that
ought to be turned to advantage at once.
Tbe argument that it is better to pay
higher rates and bare the money apent in
the Territory will not be appreciated by
tbe tax payers, who know that the money
paid for prisoners at tÿe penitentiary goes
to tbe United States and does not benefit
the people of tbe Territory. The interest
of tbe many should be preferred to that of
the few.
It looks to us as a very unwise thing for
tbe Knights of l^abor to inaugurate a
strike at this time, when so many are out
of employment. It will not be hard to
fill the plaix-s ol those who »trike, aud a»
for attempts to interfere with other* seek
ing employment or to forcibly prevent tbe
os ners ot |>ni|»erty from using it, there is
no greater tyranuv in the world. We lie
live that labor is just as much entitled to
combine for mutual interest as rapilsJ. but
it must observe proper limits to be eniitled
to respect. _
-Blank l»ooks manu lactured, at reduce«!
prices, and all bindery work on the short
est noth«, at the Hekai.d bindery. Work
unsurpassed. Be sure and get our prices
before placing orders.
t or j,>n i» worse and requires their personal
investigation. We want oar Congress
n|en ^ j. now f ew | nt jj an ,, posse«* |,ear
It.is to he regrette«! that the Indian
Commission of the House could not
have improved the opportunity to have
acquainted themselves more fully with
the situation in Montana. It mav he
true that the situation in other Terri*
!y a thir«l of Montana. We want them
to know how utterly worthless this
country is to the* niaians -«in«.-e the
buffalo have gone. Mhfh proper effort
we believe all the Indians in Montana
could be -induced to remove to the In
dian Territory, where they could more
suives* fully practice agriculture, on
which they must depend lor their tuture
subsistence. The cattle men have been
reqtiire<l t«i drive their sbick out of the
Indian Territory and t hey are no more
allowed to go upon other reservations.
These ranges are neede«! for our cattle
and they are «if no use in the woihl to
the Indians.
The Montana reservations are out of
a |l proportion to the number of Indians,
\ n ,j a^ain it is a poor place to have the
Mackfoot reservation along the boundary
|j ne> w ] iere the Canadian Indians are
going hack ami forth all the time, nect—
sarily interrupting any attempts to
civilize them. Ik-fore any attempts to
settle them in severalty a permanent
location is necessary.
Even the conditions necessary to lie
gin the work of civilization are as vtt
The situation as it i* at present is bad
for the Indian and it is ha«l for the
w hite men. Finding no buffalo on llieir
reservation tbe Indians go where they
can kill the white men's cattle. It leads
to reprisals or bloodshed. It keeps t«>
«ui the ragged edge of war all the time
While we have little faith that Con
gress could agree it|iou any legislation that
would relieve the country ot its depression,
there is no doubt that the atimiuistration
has done and is doing much to aggravate
the troubles. In the first plate the stop
page in the payment of the public «iebt has
ha«l a bail effect. Notw ithstanding the an
nouncements of large reductions, it is
known that there has not lieen a dollar of
the principal of the public debt paid since
the new administration came in. When a
man stops paying his debts, creditors grow
anxious aud suspicious, no matter what
tlatteiiug stories he sets atloat. There has
n>»t even been a call for a siugle Ismd. Tbe
government is either hourding like the
New York lianks or else deceiving the
lieople. In hard times like these tbe
government should lie payiug out money
and not luiardiug. .Manning seems to be
w«irking with the New York banks to in
crease the stringency ol the times. Whit
ney has thrown into hankrupt«-y the only
ship 'milder we have and has done more
mischief in five mouths than he can do
good iu his life time. And while there
was still a door of escape Hi the idle me
chanits» by going west aud taking up laud.
Commissioner Sparks has thrown a wet
sheet over this movement by suspending
all land entries unless the emigrants would
go south, where they must surrender their
indepemlence if they would live in peace.
So tar as the country «-an judge even Bay
ard has paid more attention to finding a
place for Keilev than to negotiate treaties
by which our commerce couhl he extemled.
And Vilas is fully occupied in trying to
kill oil every steamship line with countries
that want to trade * ith us.
conce j, r# || ant | execote d bv those in
We are not the least surprise«! that the
Assembly of Knights ot Labor of Heltua,
with time to iuvestigab- and opportunity
for rational delilieration, should hy uuani*
mon* action refuse to sanction the abhor
rent lioycotting measures institute«! at
Butte. We are firmly of the opinion that,
with as much care aud calm consideration
of tbe matter in Silver Bow county, the
great Viody ot lalsir men of that district
will reach the same conclusion as here
The protection of organized lalior cannot
lie strengthened, but immeasurably weak
ened, by recourse to incendiary methods,
honorable workingmen have no interest in
m i n ded, holds aloof and
common. Idleness is
whistles np the mob.
mischievous and
Industry, sober
ly attends to
its own. In every order are malcontents
who are happiest when they can kick up a
little bell. Some of their doings imitate
the Satanic. Laboring men, business men,
tell us that condition of things was in
yoked, bat fortunately downed at Batte.
Let the Knights elaewbe'e, as here, see to
it that they are not deceived and made to
shoulder the responsibility for calamities
which honest men always aim to avert.
With respect to the Water Ways Con
vention, soon to convene at St. l'anl. Gov.
Hanser is of tbe opinion that Montana's
representation therein should be more of a
municipal than Territorial character, and
to that end he favors action on the port of
communities especially interested. »The
Helena Board of Trade is expected to lead
off in the mutter.
Ilendquarters Nuit at Milling».
. Entrrpi i»*. !
'i be fourth trial of tbe notable cu*e of
I he Northern 1'antic railroad vs. F. L.
Green, involving the right to the pusses- 1
«i,»n of the Headquarters Hotel at Billings, 1
concluded on Friday evening last be
t .»re Justice Matbeson. of Billings, and a
verdict tot plaintiff returned. This re
markable suit wa» instituted in June aud
hn» lieen dragging along e\er since. Three
j it ne» disagreed, and <»u the last trial the
w h«»le county was »c««ure«l I*» »ecure a
panel. The assessed costs in the lour
1 1 ials are said to have reached the sum of
$l.5»»*l The value of tbe property the
)»issession of which was involved is about
61.5,DUO, ami tbe case is probably ibe most
important ami interesting that has evtr
come 'lefore a justice of tbe peace in Mon
tana. The railroad company is now in
possesson of the hotel.
New Arrival of
We carry the largest line of the above stork in Mon
tana. Orders receive prompt attention.
Wholesale un«t Itetui! Dealer m
Tlie dtily II« iim- in Montana makiiiK
A Specialty
Of the above Lines.
The lirst shipment of Five Straight ( ar IjmiI« jtinl received. v* hielt » ill Is- «»Id »* th«-y were Imuijî i
An examination of k<*hI' aad Comparison of Price- invited.
<U w 1 y
Remnants Black and Colored Silks from
three to twelve yards.
Remnants Dress Coods.
Remnants Table Linen.
Remnants Laces and Embroidery.
Remnants Cloves and Hose.
Bargains in Every Department.
Clothier. m
Clothing made to order. Mail orders will
receive prompt attention.
t N Di AN A POLIS. IND.. U. S. A.
Carry Engines and Boilers in block
tor immediate delivery.
Send for
Sasii, Door and Blind Mannfactorr
Contractors, Builders, and De aler» in all Kind s of Building Material, Etc
Orders for Door«. Sash, Blind»*, and
NfouldingH, promptly filled.
Lower Main Street, ... HELENA, MONTANA.
« ljr-j*n3 w
Counterfeit Revenue Stamp*.
Washington, August 18.—In regard to
the allegation that tbe Internal Revenue
Bureau had discovered a large number of
counterfeit beer stamps in use, tbe state
ment is mad« that some seizures were
made in New York, Missouri and Arkan
sas, and that in each case where they were
submitted to experts they were pro
nounced genuine.
Tarifl Revision.
Washington, Angnst 18. —An evening
papei says that over 2UÜ replies have been
received at the Treasury Department to
the circular letter calling for au expression
ol opinion from manu tact urer* aud im
porter* on the »object of a tariff revision.
As a rule the contributions have contained
more «-«uuplaint ot the ad ralornn system
than suggestions lor its improvement.
It will uot do for those w bo have illegal
ly inclosed portions of the public domain
to resist tbe government m carrying out
tbe law ot Oiugre»». Private interests
must submit to tbe gem-ral welfare. St«K-k
owueis ought to lie content to pasture the
public domain without tryiug lo keep
others out. The public lands should l»e
open to all alike, aud to the |iermatie'nt
settler in preterence to all others.
A PBdspwtou writing from the new
mines in eastern Oregon aajs ail the good
ore ye« discovered there would not run a
band mortar one day iu the week.
Albany, Angnst 18. — Deputy State
Treasurer Edward K Ajigardied this after
noon. Mr. Apgsr was closely associated in
a political way with Daniel Manning, ami
was oue of the first to pash the candidacy
of Cleveland for both Governor and Presi
Montreal, August 18. — Sir Francis
Hincks died to-night of small pox. He
wss at one time minister of tinam-e.
Ottawa, Angnst 18. —tfen. Middleton
has lieen created a knight of the Conimau
ders orders of 8t. Michael and St. George
tor service* rendered m the Northwest
during tbe rebellion.
Guiltv ol TreH«oB.
M INN I l*EO, August 18.—The jury found
Chief Found maker guilty of treason ami
felony, and Judge Richardson sentenced
him to three years in the penitentiary.
San Francisco. August 17.—John
Hauly, a dry goods dealer of this city,
failed to-day. Liabilities f2*-,UUü. Mur
phy. »irant «V Co. are creditors of £9,0» H*
Heller Bros , asslguees.
The Npniiish lVstilt-u«-«-.
MADRID, August 19.—There wer«- 4.271
new cases or cholera and 1,338 death
throughout Spain yesterday.
Silver Decline.
New York, August It».— Bar »il«ei ha
declined to 1U5; on the cable advices of a
weaker market in London.

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