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VOL 7.
Hem Store
Zltvo Stock
Of General flerchandise
Cl. J^arris.
Pondera flontana.
Narrow Escapes in the Swift Cur
rent District.
Prospecting an 1 hunting in the vicini
ty, o! S .vi ft Current is risky pa3tiujo.
One uian lost his life aüd several others
have had miraculous ©scapes. The first
hair breadth escape that I recall to
memory, and which seems almost a mir
nele is as follows: A young man wel 1
known in this section of the country was
up in the Iceborg lake district for tt#
purpose of enjoyiug camp life, and
taking snap shots of various anim tls
whenever the opportunity presented
itself. Ou this occasion it had been
snowing for several day3 and the ground
was buried under three feet of snow,
which was quite deceiving. The old
snow which remains in the gulches the
the year round becomes very hard aal
slippery, so with this fresh fall of snow it
was very dangerous to set foot on.
Well, on this occasion Joe was going
to foot it from Iceberg lake to camp, a
distance of about 12 miles by trail. He
was fairly started, when he came to the
gulch where tne Bull's Head cuts
through Mt. Wilbur, aud which is filled
with snow the year round. Joe put his
' feet on the sno w and started to descend
He had gone buta short distance when
his feet went from under him as if by
magic, away he went, gun, kodak and
Joe each endeavoring to see wnich could
reach the bottom first. He was now
sliding at a terrine rate, apparently into
the very jaws of daa'.n, wnou suddenly
he noticed two large holes in the snow a
short piece ahead. What must ho do?
What could he do? He knew"that if he
continue 1 to slide to the bottom it would
mean instant death, lor there was a
precipice and once over it, a.11 would be
off. The mind worüd very rapidly in
such instances, and his was not an ex
ception. He seized his gun in both
hands firmly, steered himself for the
largest hole, strucâ it and knew no more.
VV hen he regainei consciousness he
found himself lying in a small stream of
ice cold water, tie wondered wnat had
happened, and how h'®had come there
He soon realized nis position, and look
ing up, saw a dim ligat about 43 feet
above him, appaienciy tne openiug
through which ne mut jCoure. After he
h id recovered tro u lUos hoc:t s,o that he
could Uäe his hm h , lienl savored to re
ach the opeunig uooyo iiim, bat fouui it
iiiipo33iole. He was about, to give up 111
dispair w.ien ue suddenly noticed a dim
light far below, i'nero was nothing to
do but crawl on uis uanr's and knees to
this opening; it omng ail that he could
do to squeeze turo i_,u in some places,
but he accompli >ie 1 win teat after
,crawling tua iis. t-j jo in ice water and
receiving u >t v ù» v »ruis.u.
When the openm;.
fo'in 1 him ieif ou^e >
open air, a.i : o ; ri."
great surprise, ne w.ü
v «h
, j -»tat.'ii ig in the
i >il, and to his
»tili alive. He did
not have muc;i difficulty in reaching the
Ball's II m i ,i ii vuere cue miners gave
hiaiawar.ii um., ii-ioac.ip J replace
the one that >
adventure. / > • i
by dark that ;
hia bed for ab-;
and kodak w< r
wards, an i
want any more •
Billy Hager
thrilling advent.
up on Appektiu A
of finding sumeg •
son he were h is
i last on iiis thrilling
11 ige.;. ■ r ich camp
tad confined to
vu weexs. His gun
où a long time after
■ v-i that he doos not
on his plate.
. io the victim of a
He ha l wondered
> untain in the hopes
o , and for some r
8 !n»lay go to meeting
clothes. In hi* endeav <r to fulfill his
lieart'3 desire h ■ ventured too far out on
the snow, and with a crash, away went
Bill v. Ho had the pleasure of sliding
for à hundred feet or more and then
came to a eudden He then
w0 . ■ ■ . : . - . with hîg
v side. H»
raised his head to see where he was, and
to l«arn what was going on, .vhen lo, and
behold, he was atting on the very edge
of a perpendicular wall several hundred
feet high with his feet dangling in tne
open air over the cliff. You can well
imagine his position. It seein3 a3 though
there was a low place in the snow, aril
then it was a trille up grade to the edge of
the cliff. His speed had been juit swift
enough to place him quite comfortably
were torn almost off; bruises were to
numerous to count; his gun was left in
tne snow behind, but Billy still lives to
tell the tale.
Lust winter a hunter left his cabin on
the shofe oc Sü. M^ry'3 lake, bide his
friends good bye, and at the time told
them that he should not return till he
had meat. He went into the hills, was
gone several weeks and no one heard or
saw anything of him. Pnally a month
elap3ed, then two, three and so on and
still no word from him. By this time his
friends were uneasy about him. Every
one thought that he had met with some
misfortune, and so ho had. He never
returned to camp. Hi3 body was found
last spriug buried in the snow at the foot
of Fiat Top mjuntain, and on examina
tion it was discovered tnat almost every
bone in his body had been broken. It
appeared as though he had ventured too
far out out on the snow overhanging the
brow which had broken off, and down he
went far, far, below only to be mangled
amongst the rocks that awaited him. He
was buried where he was found, (in the
hills wnere he loved to roam.)
Coppe King.
Introduced by Senator Mitchell.
An act to protect the property, claims
and health of bouafide settlers from tres
pass, depredation or iujury from live
stock held in herd. Be it enacted by
the Legislative Assembly oî the state of
Section 1. It^shall be and is hereby
deelar-d to be unlawful for any person
or persons to drive or ciuse to be driven,
live atoek of any character to or upon
any irrigation canal,ditch, reservoir o
artificial waterway, situated or runnin
in whole or inpart upon the public
Ian is ot the State or United States, sit
uated within this State, the waters of
which are use ! for domestic purposes,
and cam» or herd such stock upon such
canal, ditcn, or reservoir or artificial
waterway, longer than twenty four hours
which may be necessaryjto rest or refresh
such stock, without the consent of the
owner or owners of such canal, ditch, re
servoir or artificial waterway.
Section 2. It shall also bo unlawful
for any person or persons to drive, cause
tobeliiveno perm t any live so:k held
in herd, to invade or enter any field,
ranch property or claim oi any bonafide
settler, who has attempted to surround
such field, rauch property or claim with
a fence for its protection whether suca is
or is not in proper condition or of a legal
character; Provided, that the settler has
shown good faich in his improvements
and by his continue! improvements
from time to time or his residence there
on; Provided further, Tnat th s sec
tion shall not apply to range stock not
held in herd or iu caarge of a herder.
Section 3. For any violation of the
provisions of this Act, such stock so
driven, herded or permitted to stray in or
upon the property referred to in the fore
going sections contrary to their provi
| sioas, shall upon complaint, before any
i magistrate or court of record, of the
! uwce r or owners of suchproperty.be
i subject to the payment of a penalty of
j twenty-five ($25). dollras per day
and all costs, and the stock in question
shall be holden for all penalties together
with all costs of action, and half of the
moneys so collected shall go to the owner
or o wners of the property, the other half
to go to the school fund.
Section 4, This act is not intended
and shall not apply to stock on the range
not held in herd or in chargejof a herder.
School Fund».
The following is a list of the counties
and the amounts due each, based upon
the school census taken last fall:
County— Census, tionment.
Cascade 5,658 $10,467 30
Deer Lodge 3,855 7,131 75
Lewis and Clarke 4,993 9,242 60
Silver Bow 10,979 20,311 15
Beaverhead 149 2,756 50
Broadwater 746 1,380 10
Carbon ;..2,188 4,047 80
Choteau 1,628 3,011 80
Custer 2,087 3,8ti0 93
Dawson 600 1,110 00
Fergus 1,943 3,504 50
Flathead 2,415 4,407 15
Gallatin 3,032 5,609 20
Granite 1.212 2,149 40
Madison 2,145 3,963 25
Missoula 2,755 5,133 75
Meagher 503 930 55
Park 1,907 3,527 95
Ravalli 2,298 4,251 30
Sweet Grass 816 1,503 60
Teton 783 1,4t8 55
Valley 639 1,182 15
Yellowstone 1,333 2,460 05
The Great Falls & Canada Ry.
Will be a Broad Guage.
President E. T. Gait, of the Great Falls
& Canada railway and the Alberta Rail
way and Coal company, wa3 in Great
Falls yesterday and left this morning for
President Gait was interviewed by a
Leader reporter last evening regarding
the following notice which has been run
uing in the Lethbridge News for the
past few weeks:
"The Alberta Rail way and Coal com
pany vrili apply to the parliament of
Canada at its next session for an act
authorizing the company to lease or to
sell its works, or any part thereof, to
the Calgary & Edmonton Railway com
pany, or to such other railway company,
if any, as as it may be authorized by the
parliament of Canada to take the same.
"Secretary of the Company."
"The papers have been printing, a lot
of railroad news that is news to me,''
said President Gilt, when asked about
tho proposed leasing of the "narrow
gauge" to the Canadian Pacific.
"Is there any truth in the story?"
asked the reporter.
President Gait smiled aud replied,
"Oh; yes; we have applied to the Can
adian parliament for the right to lease
or sell our road, but I do not know any
thing about its being leased to the
Canadian Pacific."
"Will the narrow guage be broadened
to a Standard guage this coming sum
' Oh. yes, I suppose so, but we will not
be able to begin for two months yet.
Yes, I have recently returned from*a trip
to Montreal and London, England, where
I conferred with the stockholders of the
company, and I will leave tomorrow
morning for Montreal. It will depend
upon circumstances, but we will prob
ably extend tho present branch of our
road, running from Sterling toward
Cardston this coming summer. That
branch will probably also be broadened
to a standard guage."
"We have applied for the clause allow
ing us to lease tjje road because, through
an oversight it wa3 left out of our origi
nal charter. I have no doubt but that
it will be acte.i upon favorably."—Great
Falls Leader.
For Contempt of Court.
Scranton, Pa., Feb. 8—Jmlge W. R.
Archibald has prepared for introduction
in the Pennsylvania state legislature a
bill that will make it possible to secure
the release of James Gannon, aged fifty
four years, who is charged with con
tempt of court a'jd refusing to purge
himself o'cthe same, has been kept a
prisoner in the county jail since 1 June 16,
1*04. Unless Judge Archibald's bill
p aases there ii every prospect of Gannon
spending the remainder of his life in jail
for his decision to resist the order of the
court seeuis to be the one intense deter
mination of his life. About six years
ago Gannon was a defendant in court in
an ejectment suit with ono of his rela
tives named Riets. Gannon lost, and
was directed to transfer the property
which was in his name to Riets. He re
fused, and hence his committal for cor
tetnpt. The case has attracted wide
spread attention, being almost utiparal
leled. He has been out of jail once since
he was committed, the court mercifully
allowing him to attend the tuneral of a
near relative.
Wool Eitim ites.
There is quite a difference in the esti
mates as to the quantity of wool on hand
in this couutry at the beginning of the
current year. If th" high figures given
out by a Boston journal are correct there
will have to be an extraordinary demand
luring the year to reduce supplies to a
point where they will allow a substantial
improvement in values. Most people
who are acquainted with the situation
do not credit these figures, but all admit
that there is plenty of wool in sight to
prevent a boom. One thing is very prob
able, an J that is a good con3umption of
wool during the year. Manufacturera
are just like other people—they buy only
whit the} must have as long as they see
any chance of getting the rest cheaper.
They have pursued this policy for
months now, and it seams likely that
since wool has held so stubbornly around
present figures for some time, they must
depart fr >m it.— Stockman and Farmor.
John W. PowerDead.
John W. Power the well known mer
chant of Fort Benton died at his home
last Sunday morning from typhoid fever.
Mr. Power was born in Dubuque,
Iowa, April 6, 1844, being the second
child of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Power.
He was educated in tue public schools
aud at Sinsinawa Mound college, in Wis
consin. June 11. Iöü7, he joineu his
older brother, Thomas C. Power, at Fort
Benton, having come up tne Missouri by
steamboat irom Sioux City with a stock
of general merchandise. In 1871 he
formed a partnership wii h his brother,
which nad ever since continued, and the
firm had soon established 13 bouses in
Montana aud two in Canada, trading
with the Indians and doing an exteusive
business, their purchases of buffalo robes
in ib75 auiountiug to 26,00>). After the
destruction of the buffalo, the firm be
gan to do »general mercantile business.
In 1871 Mr. Po'w er became one of the
organizers of tne Firj„ .National b:mk of
Fort Benton and in 1887 of tne StocK
men T o National bank of Fort Bentor. of
which he was always president. He was
also one of tue organizers of tue Ameri
can National oantf oi rielena, the bank
of Fergus County and the Bismark bank
of North Dakota. He also became in
terested in mining, cattle and sheep, real
estate ard various mercantile enter
prises, and prior to the buildlug of the
Great Northern he was interested in one
of the principal lines of steamers on the
Missouri between Fort Benton and St.
Miles Will Retire.
Washington, Feb. 7.—There is a story
afloat among arnry officers that Adjt.
Gen. Corbin is to become lieutenant gen
eral and be placed in command of the
army before the next meeting of con
gress. According to this report Gen.
Miles has agseed to retire as soon _s he
is eligible. Under the gérerai law he
can ask for retirement Aug. 8 of this
year, but he cannot be retired by the
president against his will until two years
The story is that Mile3 has promised
to retire Döst August o his own accord.
Thereupon Gen. Brooke will be made
lieutenant general, and as he is already
eligible for retirement he will ask for it..
The same course will be pursued by Maj.
Gen. Otis. This will enable the presi
dent to fill the place or lieutenant gen
eral three times in rapid succession,
creating three vacancies in the list of
general officers 1 . Thereupon Adjt. Gen.
Corbin, who is now a major general,
ranking next to Otis, will be eligible for
the supreme command.
Cattle for Sale.
Twenty head of yearlings and twenty
head of two year olds. Cull on or
CilABI.ES D.VVIitlf,
Duyuyer, Mont.
J. B. ilcCOLLUfl,
Expert Optician and Eye Specialist "
Graduate of the Chicago Opthalnaic
College. 22 years experience in re
Glasses coirectly fitted for all defects of
the eyes known to the profession,
Granulated sore eyes cured by a
paiules3 method. Free examinations!
Office 509 2nd Avenne South, 2 blocks
south of Hotel] Grand GREAT,
FALLS, Mont.
317 First Ave. North, GREAT FALLS.
Office hours: 1 p m to 4 p m.
Choteau, — —
J G. BA1R,
Physician anb Surgeon,
Successor to WAM3LEY & BS09K:>
Physician anb Surgeon
Chateau, * Montana
yy h. TiTus,
physician atib Surgeon.
Dupuyer, •> Montana.
Land Surveying, Ditch Work, Etc.
Choteau. * Moniana.
G Ea
Uriiteb States Commissioner
anb Hotary public.
Land Filings and Proofs....
Mortgages, Conveyances. Etc., Etc.,
Censorial Ctrtisr.
Hair Cutting, Shaving, Shampooing,
Hot and Cold Baths.
United States Land Office* Helena, Mont.
Fe 'J. I "01.
Notice is hereby given tUttt Jarnos Heigh
ten of Dupuyer, Mont. b;:;s aleu notice of in
tention to malte proof on h is desert-land claim
No. S4u>, ios the n-wl s»\v4 MV- It. tu..:2S n.. r. Tw„
before ueo. W. Mageo, 'U. Coiiiinu>.soa-.-:
at Dupuyer, Moni, oa tho luth day of March
lte riaiw's the following -vitnessos to pro™
the complete irrigation aud reclamation of
said land :
Timothy Co tutor. Cart Harris, Thomas B.
M »sue, I'uter F. St. D-jnis of Dupuyer, Moni..
Fl est publication FeO .t. 1Q30 .

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