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MIAIDEN, THLT$DAY, April 23. ISM
P13L1MH" i EVERY THtkICDAY 1W
F EL L & V 1 O O X [ A N .
tGen. (rant is so much improved I
that attending physicians express con
fidence in his ultimate recovery.
The Prince of Wales was greeted in
Cork with a volley of onions. They
wanted to show hor strong their at
tachment was for the heir apparent. A i
little riot followed just for the sake of
The Illinois legislature still refuses
either to elect a United States senator
or adjourn. Three of the body have
kindly consented to die which is suffi
cient encouragement to believe that its
existence will not be perpetual.
President Cleveland issued a procla.
mation on the 7th inst, declaring the
executive act of February a7th, open
ing a large portion of the Winnebago
and Crow Creek Indian reservations,
illegal, and gives settlers sixty days to
to move off.
There is but little change in the as
pect of affairs between Russia and
England. While both powers are sue
ing for peace they are also preparing
for war. The Czar is of the opinion
that war would be most deplorable to
bothcountries, and firmly hopes that a
prompt and simple arratigement of the
present difficulties may be established.
The English government gladly ac
cepts a communication bearing such
The probabilities are that Riel and
General Middleton have met each
other in battle array ere this date.
The breeds say they are "determined
to fight to the last gasp." Rie's
force is being continually augmented
from the different bands of Indians in
that region. Great excitement is
caused by the announcement that
the ammunition in the hands of Gen.
Middleton's troops, is worthless. Ft.
Pitt is reported to have been captured
and the inhabitants massacred.
The county commissioners of Yel
lowstone county have offered to build
a bridge over the Musselshell at the
mouth of Half-Breed creek, provided
Meagher county will build one over
the Musselshell at Lavina. We hope
the offer will be accepted.-Billings
The great inand-egress to and from
the Judith country crossing the Mus
selshell river, is via the Judith Gap to
Lavina, and via Ft. Maginnis to Mus
selshell P. 0., thence on to the N. P.
Ry. At these two points the want of
bridges is a crying shame to both
Yellowstone and Meagher counties.
Let the commissiners of the two inter
ested counties consider these cross
ings. A bridge at the mouth of Half
Breed creet would be it useless expen
diture of public funds as compared to
- .* U .talkhpll P_ (.
one at MuessnelsbeU . U.
Through the kindness of County
Clerk kotwitt, and by order of the
grand jury, we received a copy of the
report of that body last Thursday even
ing-just one mail too late for its ap
pearance last week, much to our
regret. However, it will be found in
full-full of practical suggestions to
the people, township officers and county
commissioners-on our first page.
Particular reference is made to justice
court proceedings in general and of
those of Maiden township in particular.
That the grai jury deemed such a
stinging rebuke necessary should be a
sufficient warning to justices not to
make the people a party to cases
wherein they are in no wise affected
by the result. Still the grand jury
should have used a little judgment and
discretion, instead of assuming-as it
looks-that as some c.es from this
township were unworthy of considera
tion, all were; whereas there were
cases from this justice court, within
the "M.ST six MonrHs" [quoted from
grand jury report] that, in justice to
taxpayers and the supremacy of the
law, ought to have received the care
ful cpnsideration of that august hody.
Hon. Jas. Fergus has a letter on our oo
irst page that contains information of tl
geat value to taxpayers thloughout i
heagher county, regarding the as'- o
-assed valuation, from which it will be
teen that the county of Fergus, when !o
xganized, will have nearly or quite tl
12,ooo.ooo of taxable property, which
at 14 mills (the levy of Meagher fr
:ounty at the present time) will give hi
the county an annual revenue of. p
a28,ooo, a sufficient sum to meet all 0
xpenses and leave a balance with r
which to meet the small indebtedness
the county is bound to assume. The it
showing is certainly a good one, and
there will be no excuse if within a
very short time Fergus county is not
the banner county of Montana-ifman
cially and every other way. ,4
Unintentionally, Hon. Jas. Fergus T
doss us an injustice when he says we ir
lid not deem the county division and P
jail bill (both of which he kindly sent
as) worth publishing. The former ap
peared in the issue of Feb. i9th and
the latter March a6th.
Regarding "fault finding about the g
the county-seat," and that though re- n
ceiving a number of letters from here a
and elsewhere none asked for its loca- ti
tion at any stated place, except Lewis
town, if Mr. Fergus will reflect he will P
remember that it was his opinion that 1
the county -seat question should not be
broached until after division had been
secured, as petitions for its location t;
from various points would tend to les- is
sen the chances of division, and, in .
fact, give our members of the house a 0
sufficient excuse to oppose the division g
bill. Such was also the view of the "
majority of residents of the territory
to be embraced within the boundaries
of the future county of Fergus, conse
quently-division and Nso county
seat being the question of moment
no reference was made thereto, it be
ing generally supposed that the bill
creating the county would provide for
a temporary county-seat, leaving the
permanent location thereof to popular '
suffrage at the first general election.
The fact that a permanent location was
made-necessitating an act of the leg
islature to allow this American right
is the only cause for "fault finding."
"People will talk," as the saying goes,
and had the county been namei
"Judith," the name "Fergus" woul.l
not have been without advocates.
WILL INT Ol MiEL.
According to investigation made by
the Commander of Ft. Maginnis, there 7
seems to be little prospect of the c
"breeds" of this vicinity enlisting
either their services or sympathy with j
their cousins across the border. Many
of those who have been q:estioned ,
express decided dissatisfaction with
Riel's movement. They seem to real
ize the folly of seeking by force what
they say would have been peaceably
accorded them by the Canadian gov
ernment, had Riel and his followers
"possessed their souls in patience" a
little longer. The rumor that breeds
in the vicinity of Lewistown
had received personal appeals
from Rid to join him in his insurrec
tion, proves to be without foundation.
An officer who has been talking with
the leading men in their community,
and with those citizens to whom their
letters are broughtfor perusal, find but
two letters from the north have been,
in the last two weeks, received in their
settlement. These letters have no
hostile significance whatever. Every
thing would tend to show the utter im
probability of these breeds implicating
themselves in the present row. In the
first place, it is in no sense their quar
rel, and their only interest in it could
proceed from the fact that a few have
relatives in Riels band about whose
fate they naturally feel some anxiety.
In the next, they have good ranches
and permanent settlements which they .
are too wise to sacrifice from a mere t
sentiment of sympathy with the north
ern insurrectionists; while settlers near
them testify that they are generally
among the most peaceful and law abid
ing citizens of the district.
Front the school census reports it is
estimated that there are in their settle
ments near Maiden and Lewistown '
about fifty families, representing about
seventy-five men capable of bearing
arms About o50 per cent. of their
children attend school, and about the
same percentagcof the men are ranch-.
wners, now peacefully attending to*
teir ordinary spring duties in farming.
et us cease, therefor, to connect the
lea of gore and the war path with
ur half-breed neighbors.
The same officer finis the reports,
f Indians having I'assed northward,
trough the Judith Gtap. of late, to be
ntirely idle ones. The Commanding
Itlicer, however, is under instructions!
om department headquarters to keep
imsclf and headquarters constantly
osted as to the significant movements
I breeds or Indians in this region;
ence this vigilance and the several
event reconnoisances of one or two
f the younger oaticers in the surround-:
The complimentary benefit to In-,
iven the Maiden Cornet andl in the
Iape of a grind ball, will occur on
te evening of Tuesday. May 12th.
le members of the mand will do all
t their power to make it the finest
arty ever given in Maiden. The
musie will be a special feature. The I
all will be opened with a grand march
nd waitz by the full band, after which
string band of five pieces will furnish
nuaie the remainder of the evening.'
everal ladies have signiieti a willing
ess to furnish viands and take an1
ctive interest in matters pctaining to
te culinary department.
Tickets will be printed this week and
slaced in the hands of resimonsiilek
arties, who will make an active cani
ass for their disposal at *2.0t) eac,
rhich will entitle the purchaser to4
dmisaion at the hall and to suplper at
he International. The price of tickets
º placed so low that no citizen of
lailen caanhardly refute to pIurlchase I
ne. The boys are making rapid lr-,
ress in their practice anti in a few
eieks will be able to master music of
very high order. Over lifty tickets t
hould be sold in Maiden.
W " nai NO iaythan at taything eleiby lat- i
Ia IMag as agency fto the lalt .11ing bak out
lean.nrn .naulct granldly. `.n.k tail.
r .afme. H.LLrT la'-.t.. 'nlm.rtlanld. Moair.
Wo w Lfarklaa "Ma' A'n.tIn it nt.
ps*ttr aIu.li p ll allall yon free., a
iyal vaaluat Mamphlr la.x of g.ala that ill
pat yan In the way ,f .akitng nm.t ne.n.y In
iw day. than Ion revr tholght pallbh at any r
tinm.. ('apialt a r..lttninl. Via can llvrat .lnw
dworkin sparetltbar ceoltor alltll'wtme. All ..fI
l melc.c, of all ca gran.lly nu.,.tt ftntsl t rt. tl,
-r-ily eaedl tv.rd , es.lttyig. That all whal walt
rkluay tct It, I. ll..ca t, tnkt. lh tll r ii -
it oter: To all who, ar, t-t nt wall ntlrc.(I ," will
ofI 0 It pal ir ih l.tale 0( wtirittllig .. F1ali
nkul;ll. dl ti.oli~l1l, it.! snlt Tf lllulllrll pal,
alsutely .".oe fr all th° .tlart at 1.+ It'l dit i.
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Appllatlon for Patent
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Ft.lrttary llh. IAn
Nt4hie Is wrlli gilven that Tih Wright and
ilward Mi.nttgtil lapan, Ineurnporatd untinr tlw
twa at Mantatta Territory. Ity Jobn W. Power. Ita
reaidnt, l. wh, pet oat adld*a- it Oat IMttion,.
t.tlttaa. han lii. day laed appllatialontt ftr paltat.
.ater the mtititg lawl aof ftfngr.a for lf.a lineal r Flat
at oa the Etwaar. Inln Mining t'atlm. altuataL
n Iarker Miniag DItrit, WatLgher 'ana..y, Mon
Ia Territory. in unnurey,.t towrslhip I.l nrth.
tar eat. which claim In r.,rotiel In tIct o.ttit
ft oulnty lbo.onter f aid countty, alt .lt.'
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a file it. tbi.ll, , to-wilt:
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heleanning. Total area lt.: t..n.; ttc',t.ing
ad exclutdig IbLeornef t as t btil taed att inra uat
liand tlintty-ni.one-huadlendth (Ilal; a. ta In
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rnallgan ara cigLhten a.dliy tae.. tanl rtnd l h
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diminlg latltsi tn tbtht premln ar Thl Wrllght ILna
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F. ADKNIX(ºN. keicter. OLI!
Iat.v A Ft.Tt:, lHeltla. tM. T.. altrttya for
roadwater, McNlamaza & Co., Pott Tr'ad s,
Ft. Maginnis, M. T.
NOUNCE °To til Trade of the Surrounding Country,
, U that about the
Txszt of CaOry
They will receive from the Est a Large line of
T'ew & Saleable Goods!
Making their Stock Complete in all Departments As heretofore,
we shall aim to keep in Stork THE EDST of Goods obtain
able. Bin as we do from rt bands, in LAROG
Q UAR T and FOR CAS. we will be
Undersol by no one. Our Stock of
Plows, Harrow Teeth Garden Seed
Is at Present Complete. We have the well known and Ptulr
""MITCHELL" WAGON, a Complete list of sies, sand wi ell
them at Bed Rock Prices
As usual we will undertake to Deliver Bill of any sine to Maiden and
%e Surrounding Country. Come and ee as before purchasing
YOUR SPRING SUPPLIES.
Juster Station, - Montana.
graihiwsl r,,eivtl, Itailr.alt charg,.es Advnncel. nrtl ontsignmenlts For.
antrhl to :all 'ointi North and s,th, at Lowest '...il,.ie Iate ht' Res.Ine ible
PAUL McCORMICK & CO., Agents.
THOMPSON & HIGLEY,
WHi).FLSAI.E AND REtAII. DEI:.E:RS IN
Jrocerles, Tobacco, Cigars,
Boots. Shoes, Hats and Caps, Notions. EtI..
Montana Street Foot of Main Street.
Laiden, - Montana.
T. C. POWER & BRO.
LEWISTOWN, - - MONT.,
- Ila. now on IIallJ .New and "'.Iinplete r5lk of -
o'uslidiag 1. Part or All Kind, of
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Dry Goods and Notions
Flannels,o Cashmeres, Repellent ant d Hloiery, Ladie', l Mises' and Chiklren'
Overaeihaes. Men'a Furnishinu i oodw, Iats, Calm, Boots, Shoes, Gum
lBoots, Wool Boots, overshoes, heavy Winter Goods and a
Fine Line of CQothing.
mardw.re, in all .s Bira kmash. 'rea'kery ami alasesarr.
In ahddlition to above we keep a full line of
- Agricultural Implements -
Such as Sulky Plows--Breaking and Stirring, Single Shovel 'lows, Har
rows and Harrow Teeth. -TCOOX)I'ER WA(ONS, guaranteed the best
made. Wagon Covers, Buggies, Buckboards and Road Carts. Harness and
Saddlery. Lar We aim to keep everything called for. In calling attention to
our Immense Stock we also invite your inspection of Prices which are the
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The Only First-Class Hotel in the City.
.ATES, - - 2.00 R A
Fine Sample Room in Connection.
"R. . OA.. I. ~.OZ, Prop.