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The Avant Conner.
THURSDAY.
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DECEMBER 25,1879.
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Jay Gould must be taki ig a holiday re
cess. He hasn't bought a railroad tor sev
eral day« pa=t.
It is estimated that it will cost about
(2U.0U0 to allow Gen. Grant to the people
ot weatertHVnnsjdvania^^^^^
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Oregon wants to substitute negroes for
, 7, , , . _ ..
her Chinese population. A quarter of a
, , 1 . .1 I .
million colored persons is the modest esti
mate of her present wants.
The latest estimate of Mr. Tilden'» wealth
puts it at $20.000.000. it is easier tor a
rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven,
than to become president of the United
States.
The Cuban legislature is grappling with
the question of slavery,and the indications
are that this relic of barbarism will, at no
distant day, be banished from that fair
island. _
The Attorney-General has recently ren
dered an o| inion that a post-trader on an
ludian reservation lias no right or author
ity to maintain a traffic with Indians unless
properly licensed for such trade. This ap
plies to the post trader at Fort Custer.
At last accounts the peace commission
was still waiting for the tardy Utes. It the
human butchers are surrendered it will la*
n surprise* to all those liest acquainted with
Indian character, and if they are finally
tried and deservedly punished it will be a
still greater surprise to everybody, includ
lng the Indians themselves.
'flic pioneer Press Of the 11th inst. con
tains ti.e following in regard to the wheat
market: "Wheat is booming in the Min
neapolis market, the price being advanced
three cents |>er bushel by I lie Millers' asso
ciation yesterday, and the cereal is now
quoted at $1.20 lor No. 1, $1.17 tor No. 2.
and $1.09 for No. 3. The honest granger
grins Hnd tries to bear it.
A terri flic snow storm prevailed along
the line of the Northern Pacific railroad in
Dakota on the 10th inst. In Fargo the
drifis in place» were up to the second
story of gome ot the houses. Train» were
delayed several hours ; business bouses at
Jamestown remained unopened for the
day, and tbe whole city was enveloped in
an unbroken cloud of snow.
Don Cameron ot Pennsylvania, lias been
chosen Chairman ot file Republican Na
tional Committee. He is generally ac
knowledged to be a shrewd and successful
polititian. and although not committed,
so far as is known, in tavor of any partic
ular catid da' tor the presidency, it is gen
erally coi.c -I d d that neither Conkling nor
Gherman are »|a-cial favorites of his.
Simon Canteron's tormentor stead
fastly retiii-es to "down" at Simon'»
building. The widow Oliver lias renewed
lier suit for breach ot promise ot marriage,
the court recently having granted Hie mo
tion ot plaintiff that lier appeal from tiie
verdict in favor of tiie defendant lie heard
without requiring her to print records ot
tiie ease set (low n for tiie January term.
If reports from Maine are to be credited,
tiie Democratic officials in that State bare
been so tampering with tiie recent
election
pressed
infor mant ia r
ffte
feeling* of vindictiveness or to accomplis
certain political end».strikes a severe blow
at tiie rights and lilicrtii-s of tiie people,
which w ill recoil as a bo mierang to vex
and pnni»li the evil doer».
The derisive action taken by I'ostmas
ter-General Key against the practice of I "
lottery establishments carrying on their
nefarious business through the United !
State« mails lias brought down u|>on tin*! I
head ot that otth-er tiie indignation ol all !
those whose business it is to rob tiie pub- !
lie through lottery schemes. The matter j
has already lieen taken into the courts, and
we shall be verj much disappointed if the
Postmaster-General is not fully sustained
in iiis most laudable efforts to protect the
public from the swindling and illegitimate
operations of lottery companies.
HOW A BOt'T THF. RARKKT T
Tiie New North- West ot a recent date
Heems to intimate that tiie Coi ktek is mis
taken. and that tiie farmers of Gallatin
county are not holding tlieir grain for "et
ter prices, but because "there i* no tnar
ket and suggests that it would not be in
appropriate to base a short sermon on
that."
Now. with all due deference to the long
Journalistic experience and ordinary good
judgment of (lie editor of tiie New North
West, we must be permitted to say tiiat, it
is barely possible he is not better informed
than we are in regard to the actual condi
tion of tiling» in Gallatin county. Had
we lieen called upon to publish a fist ot
100 to 200 delinquent tax-payers, or one
equal to that of Deer Lodge county, in
proportion to our imputation and assessa
ble property, then there might have ap
peared to he some reasonable ground for
conjecturing that tiie tanners ot Gallatin
could find no market tor their grain. The
lacis that the laxes have all lieen promptly
paid, that the farmer* are generally in easy
Circumstances and tiiat improvements in
the way ot buildings, fencing, etc., in town
and country, are steadily progressing, wifi
hardly justify the inference that we have
no market lor farm products. At the nil
ing price», farmer» have sold just sufficient
grain to meet present and necessary obli
gations and are »imply holding for more
remunerative prices.
YVe happen to know ot a number ol
fanner* who have steadfastly refused to
sell tlieir wheat though oflercd 50 to GO
cents a bushel tor it, and continue to hold
tlieir oats, although offered 80 to 90 cents
per hundred tor it. llad Ihe editor of the
New North■ West glanced through the local
advertisements of the Cockier lie might
have seen tiiat the tanners here are not
destitute of a market. Both wlieat and
flour sre in active demand at what are con
sidered ruling prices, and parties have
been advertising for both, for some time,
with somewhat indifferent success.
of
be
and
and
like
can
are.
self
by
as
FIRE AT HEER LODGE.
A Cleee Cal* far the Mew Herth-Weet
•4Ree.
A special dispatch to tbe Miner, received
yesterday morning, states tiiat at about
9:80 o'clock o( tiie night previous à fire
alarm was sounded in Deer Lodge, and a
general stampede occurred to tbe scene of
excitement. Examination showed that
the lire had originated in the editorial
room ol the Ntw North-West. Considera
ble suiokl was seen issuing from tbe build
ing, and H was apprehended that tbe struc
ture arms doomed. However, by keeeping
the denn end windows shut the ffiuuee
inside wet* kept subdued. Tiie appear
anas ot the ft re company upon the scene
was almost simultaneous with the first
alarm, but the valves ot tiie engine being
tarnen up, ne effective service could be
ot
ed
of
and
ers.
this
of
of
on
as
my
nor
bare
tbe
train
rendered until hot water had l>een applied
I to the retractory machinery.
j j n |h e mean time over one hundred men
* formetl themselves into a bucket brigade.
— I and tiy working like Trojans had I he tire
re- 1 (objected it not entirely extinguished
sev- j the time the engine reported tor duty,
: 'I'lie weather at the time was intensely
; cold, and as the wind was blowing a pile.
^ disastrous conflagration would have
i ev itably followed had the blaze not been
. discovered and squelched in its inuipiency.
- i The fite is reported to have originated
for i , . ..
.. ! among the books and papers under the
a > ,,. * . . ., ..
counter. Editor Mil's sustained considerable
esti
a
with
no
fair
ren
an
ap
the
la*
with
a
i an( j ^ ext s
j loss in damaged,books, furniture and office
fixtures. The most valuable property de
stroyed were the advertising account
Inoks. which of course cannot be replaced,
While sincerely sympathizing with the
proprietors of the New North H 'est
this serious and perplexing misfortune,
they are to be congratulated upon the tact
that It was not more entensive and ruin
ous .—Butte Miner tOth iust.
»I T WENT.
j
Tlif j do Ranine»« In Ihe lioldeu
Region» of the Far Weat.
An Interview With Onrln.l Kclnrn
•d From that Region.
A reporter last night met at the K.
depot. Mr. Henry Smith, who left this city
about a year ago to prosp.*ct in the tar
west. Mr. Smith went through and saw
tiie larger portion of the mountainous
country where there is any civilization to
speak of. He finally landed at Bozenum.
Monlana Territory, where he thinks is the
richest mines in the West. The gold mi'u*.
are just licginning to develop properly.
pring will witness a great influx
con
Min
2.
in
the
at
the
in
Na
ac
nor
] ot people to that region.
Bozeman, Mr. Smith said, u a- a town
of seven hiindi*ed inhabitants. When
asked about the newspaper pro.»pects out
there. Mr. Smith said a pajier was a bonan
za. Tbe town hail one little paper puli
li«hed weekly at air dollars a year. Local
advertisements were one dollar per line.
and the merchants were not solicited in
any way. but considered it quite lucky to
get a small space in which to advertise
their wares at the rate of live dollars
square for eacli insertion. The foreman
was paid forty dollars a week to keep the
"devil" straight, who had nothing to do
but wait upon the editor at eigliteen dol-1
lars per week. The newspaper business
flourishes in about the same proportion
with other professions.
Society was inclined to be a little bit tiist.
Bravery is calculated to make a man im
mortal in tiie eyes of tiie people. Fights
_ ,
arc of an every day occurrence, and h\*es
are lost .in almost every instance. 8imilai
to other western towns in this reflect, the
laws lia\'e but little effect, and tilings
done up in a burry.
Mr. Ftuith think* that there is no place
like this region and expects to return there
again next spring and remain there pei ina
ncptly. He will spend tiie winter with!
relatives in Savannah.
Mr. Hemphill, who was formerly located
on Frederick avenue, in this city, as a boot
and shoe maker, is at Bozeman, and is do
ing Well.— St. Joseph Weekly Gazette.
Smith can take tiie belt as the champion
liar among home-sick "pilgrims.'' VY'e
always regarded Bozeman as a flour
ishing little town, but never bad tiie
••brass" to intimate that right Itère» are Hie
••richest mines in the West." We have
all along though! Û? fViurniYm'
tiie
ot
I " lle went "'rough and saw the larger por- j
,ion of mountainous country where
! tbere J e a, W civilization to speak of.
I hat is. we suppose, lie traveled all the
! wa y "P " u ' Missouri river from St. Joseph
! Fort Buford, thence up the Yellow
j 8,one over "w* P aHS to Bozem-m. We
are informed that lie endeavored to im
than a double barreled trumpet, sounding
tiie good news that in addition to tiie i
finest farms, we have the richest mines in ,
the West.
j
Sinitti is a full-fledged mountaineer and t
evidently knows what he is talking about, j
mortalize himself by his "bravery," but, j
somehow, was rather unsuccessful. YY'hile '
traveling up the Yellowstone, he was ap-
pointed to stand guard one night, and in
the morning reported that lie had shot
and killed an Indian. The "boys," how-
ever. were a little suspicious, and consid-
ered his story rattier "too thin.'* hut after
making diligent search, found tiie dead
-red-skin" purified into the short stump !
of a cottonwood tree. This discovery
was somewhat unfortunate for tiie young
hero, as it damaged his reputation for
"braven*," at least with tiiat crjvvd.
;
:
From Smith's account of society, one |
would inter tiiat it is a little dangerous to l
be sate around here. "Fights are of an |
everyday occurrence, and fives are lost in !
almofft every instance." And yet. lie !
"thinks there i* no place like this region,
and expects to return again next spring,
and remain permanently." YVe trust lie
will come. The cannibals here are getting
hungry for a "square meal." and would
prefer a young and unsophisticated morsel
like Henry Smith to anything else they
can think of jitfri now.
His remarks about the "little piqier pub
lished weekly at six dollars a year," etc.,
are. of course, about as truthful as any
thing else lie had to say. Our only sur
prise is that the Gazette, should allow it
self to be so confoundedly imposed upon
by such an arrant tool and champion liar,
as this same Henry Smith. This particular ]
Smith, whose name appears to lie a mis
nomer. would do weil to heed the old
Latin proverb :— Ne sutorultra erepidam.
The most creditable tiling tiiat Congress
couH do. immediately alter the liolida)
recess, would he to ex|a=l Utah's polyga
mous Delegate. Cannon, from Hie Hottse
ot Representatives. Ail legislation direct
ed against one ot the "twin relics ot bar
barism"—polygamy—will remain a dead
letter on the statute books so long as a
violator ot Hie law. and an open champion
of tin* lecherous crime is allowed a seat
and a voice among tlm national law-mak
ers. The most effectual way to wipe out
this d'soraceful, "peculiar." institution*
whose '( corner stone is polygamy,
would be i» tecapitate tiie hydra-headed
monster. Mai anexamlpe ot a lew of the
prominent characters and the rank and tile
of lise Mormon hierarchy would soon en
tertain a wholesome respect for the laws
of tiie land.
—"Briiik" Pomeroy was in Kansas City
on tiie 3d and reported to a Times reporter
as follows : "My age is within 23 days ot
46yean; I weigh 202 pounds; girt44
inches about the lungs-, and 43 about tiie
abdomen; am bald-headed ; a dormant !
member of the Baptist church ; practical
printer by profession, Journalist by occn- !
pation, and manufacturer from clioiee: ;
my mother was an Episcopal ; none of my
relatives were ever in Jail, congress, the
legislature, er the poor-house ; my health
never was so good, I bave no tear of death
nor the draft ; I came hen from LaCrosee,
Wie,, and with my wife, the lady who sits
bare reading "Betsy Babbit," am waftiqg
tbe hour Iter die departure of the morning
train on tha Kansas Pacific railroad for
Colorado."
a
men
tire
by
pile.
in
been
..
the
..
Montana Condensed.
de
I
j
the
tact
ruin
The moss recemts ot the Deer Lodge
I he „ross re<c p... ot n,e
Institute I-air. amounted to $2,100 up to
the 18th inst.. so savs the New North West.
Thursday night. Dec. 4th, the large saw
mill belonging to Broadwater. Hnbbei &
Co.. Miles t'ity, burned to tbe ground,
Some 12.000 feet of lumber was burned at
tbe same time. The machinery was dam
aged so as to render it useless. *
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We are informed hv a man recently from
r, •. . ,. .
Idaho that Henry Crites, a former resident
. „ . J 1 . , .. . , .
of Montana, purposes driving bis band of.
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200 Pile Arnerii an mares over the road to
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tins lern tory, believing it a better point
, . . . ,7 ..
for stock-raising than lus present location.
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— Mtssouhan .
Yesterday, in the Police C ourt, the pro
j n j prietors of the Union Hunly House were
betöre .Judge Warren, charged with selling
whisky to minors, and the charge being
substantiated to the satisfaction of bis
Honor, the offenders were lined $25 and]
costs.— Miner.
From the. I lu. son rut mu 11 18th met.
Honibuckle »Y Marshall have sold their
. of Benton.
city
tar
saw
to
the
sheep and ranch to I taker A < '
Consideration over 810.000.
There is as much excitement at Yago
over tin* discovery oi many gold and silver
qiiiiitz lodes as over tin* placer mines.
riir<*c more locations have been forwarded
to the county recorder for record since our
last issue.
Severance A < ollins bought ■» -*00 «beep
last week from Mr. S!a«mt. who drove in
from ( 'alifornia last summer and located
on Big Elk. They are a very tine band of
grade Merino sheep. 1,500 ewes, and 7<KI
California lambs.
Oscar Pen well, who has spent the past I
five years in Utah and Idaho, is visiting iiis 1
relative* and friends of Smith river. He is I
one of the fortunate owners of a fine bay;
farm in Idaho, where hay finds ready mar-!
kef at $30 per ton in the stack.
The supply of flour on Smith river is !
very limited. There is probably not half j
enough on hand to supply the demand, j
and should the winter turn out severe and 1
the -nowfall great we may find bread-stuff |
scarce and high.
out
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in !
to |
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a|
I
the | with the exception of the patent desks !
do ] shipped from the East, which have not yet {
dol-1 arrived. The trustees of the district re
eeived the building from the contractor— !
] Samuel Scott—Monday last. The work is !
] well executed and gives entire satisfaction, j
j From the Madisonian. ,
7 » "'»o' b "" «-!«- !
im
j
We arc reliably informed that there i* no
.fnitliinllieicporttlmtllieHeelaConsofi
, . , Yliiiin««- Comnativ have sold tlieir
; ,. tv Nt f7l»*in 1-tl<- and tint the iimba- 1
the j ,J. V w j (1 nQ( gel] ' 1 'j
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fortnight.
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blow" tint ein lie
if i, j * •'. ^ v ..... i
ter It will ho'oh- !
.esidents of tiie county.
<peak louder than words
j ,. f ^
I he delinquent tax-list, " hieb we print,
this week, is the liest "blow" that can be :
made for Madison county
••fat-take" lor the printe.. -...... —
served that there are only seven real estate !
owners who have tailed to comi to time !
A'itli their taxes, and tour of tliese are non- i
Such figures
testimony ot
the prosperity which our jtenple are* en
joying. and present tiie strongest point
that car. be made in favor of this commu
nity for tiie immigrant to east Ids lot in.
firfsmcf/ie Neic North-West.
It A esthnateuTfllill the court lias been
sting 8600 to $*00 per day for tiie past
j According to tin* direction ot the court
i ^j :t nson T. I.obb was brought into court
, ut r>:30 0 * clo ,. k 1:tst Saturday evening and
j sentenced to seven years' lm pi Ison ment in
t ,| lf . Territorial prison
j
H. II. Zenor, Esq., resigned the Cliatr
Board of County Com
on tiie last dav of tiie Deeem
tmssioner
iwr meeting, and John Y . Batfcrton. Esq.,
was elected in his stead.
A rich quartz strike is reported from tiie
district at tiie head of First Chance. Hen
ry Grant is the owner ot tin* lead. A shaft
was sunk last winter, hut no quartz of any
value was discovered, and tin* vein was
lost. A tunnel was started in to strike tiie
shaft, and in running it. tiie vein of gold
hearing quartz, «aid to he the richest by
far in Montana, was discovered.
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! ~ 11 « %voo) cl, P ol lexas thM ' renr '* es -
—Professor Bell announces that before
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News of the Week.
; tiinated at *22.0Ü0.Ü<X) pumuts
— Professor Bell announces
many weeks a person in this country ca.*i
: converse with a person in England by tele
| phone,
l - It is tolerably clear that the Utes must
| go. Both Houses of Congress have now
! adopted resolutions in favor of tlieir re
! moval from Colorado.
]
—St. Louis rectived and shipped 231,
099 hales of cotton for the year ending
September 21. and estimates the amount
wifi rear h 450,000 tills year.
—One thousand and sixty-five new
buildings, mostly ot brick, imve been
erected in Chicago during the present
year, at an aggregate expense of $6,
454,000.
—Indignation and consternation prevail
in the New York butter market at the dis
covery and publication of the fact tiiat over
2.000 packages ot oleomargerine are sold
daily as dairy butter.
—Eleven thousand seven hundred and
twenty-nine emigrants lelt Liverpool, in
October, tor the United States. The fig
ures are more than double tiie number Huit
went, to all other countries and colonies
put together.
—The court-martial proceedings in Lite
case of Captain Andrew Geddes,"Twenty
liltli Infantry, aie said to he ot suclt a vul
gar character as to lie unfit lor publication.
Tlte secretary ItaR not yet decided his case,
flic sentence ot the court is dismissal.
—A correspondent wilting from Cald
well's Prairie, YY'Ls., siivs 30,000 sheep
have been shipped from southeastern YVis
consin this season ; 10,000 have gone to
Nebraska, and a large number to Texas.
Colorado and Montana. Tiie wool boom
makes glad the hearts ot thc farmers.
—Treeless Iowa is being transformed
into a torest<covered country by. » law
which remits certain taxes fqr five years
on every acre ol fruit, and ten years on
every acre of forest trees pjauted and, (tepl
alive. Over 75,000 acres ot frujt and, iorest
trees have been planted, and $2qOJJOO have
been remitted in taxes.
—One of tbe iimrkcd effects of lbo reviv
al of business is tiie employment oi an un
usually large number of children is the
lie
are
or
Massachusetts mills. This tact keeps the
police busy in prosec u Unir owner» (who
ue violating the comparatively new law
which defines tjie conditions under ,w!iidi
children may baputjit such »work. ,
—The Virginia law »which declare* void
a marriage between a negro man and a
white woman, and provides tor the prose-»
codon and punishment o£ those who con
tract such alliances, is to be taken before
tiie United. (States Supreme Court. <tor. na*
yiew.. If is poDtended -that tha law R
contrary ta the Constitution.«! thu L'nited
States.
lias
tin
Ihe
a
has
and
ers
rti^t
be
will
er
this
! —There are three persons In Augusta,
; Maine, in jail for debt. One is a well-edu
catwl y°"tift man, whose father died 20
I lwlvlno . him an estate worth
to years ago, leaving nun an estate ^
JLOOO.OOO; the second is confined by the
town ol Mount Vernon for nonpayment
& ' 01 tax <* ? the Z
i' a n(>WB PfP cr which be had subscribed lor
at i an ieai *
' * be largest grain elevator in the world
hl,s j"* 1 ^ completed in Chicago, ita
I capacity being 1,800,000 bushels. There
- ' f . .
. are now twenty-one elevators in Chicago,
. .1 1 « 0 « nmuiL»
. having a total capacity of 16,955,000—say
of. 7 .... r a 11 ,
seventeen millions—of bushels. Allowing
to ...... . .
. 400 bushels to the carload, these store
j . ., ___ . . ... ,*»
.houses can hold the contents of 42.J87
.... . . , . cun
freight a *rs, equivalent to a string 2W)
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miles long.
bis
and]
-The Paraguayan government lias im
posed a tax ot $5 a year upon all single
men In tween the ages of 25 and 50. Wo
men arc not taxed, on tbe assumption, no
j doubt, that many of them would get mar
ried if they could, and are therefore not to
blame for not becoming wives. The ob
ject is to make up for the loss of popula
j t j on c . u , se d by the long and terrible strug
gle between little Paraguay on one side
and Brazil and the Argentine Confedera
tion on the other. A few years hence the
effect of this tax will he worth observ
u j the same population—Vineland, N. .1., i
which lias no rum shops, and New Brit
1 :tin, < 'onn., which was unusually well sup
in ,1 plied, having 80. Here are the statistics of |
—In the year 1873 there were two places j
i these two places :
of | mnki.am*.
\ Grog .Shops ......................
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Cost ot Paupers .................
Cost ot Police....................
Liquor Sold........................
NEW BRITAIN.
Grog Shops.........................
Cost of Pau|iers...................
Cost ot Police ...................
Liquor Sold .......................
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{ ing n y ' }
— A Leadville citizen killed one footpad ;
! ani1 ai ; ,estei1 1 another, while th»*y were at
is ! ,0 re,ieve him of l,is watch.
j —Last year the river iroze over at Bis- '
, marck on 15tli of December. This year 1
tlie lirst man w alked across on tli** 2»th of I
Neighboring Territories.
—California had on the lstot this month
1,624 prisoners in her penitentiary.
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8 8.500
7.500
319.000
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November.
—There are 201 prisoner*
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in the Oregon !
-»"ov«ic«i|mwiias w «« wqjvii i
1 P eni,ent ' ar >' at present time. This is |
'j tiie largest number ever incarcerated there j
] at iDiy one tune.
— n » esuiiiaieo uy experts mai .xew
i York companies working mines in Colora- ;
! 1,0 Wül ili » bune * 1 ' 001 '* 000 I»' - month in !
It is estimated hv exnerts that New
: « is esumaieu uy experts mat »ew |
! d,v,dend8 by tl,e early *P nn K*
! ~° r(, J- ron •'"« "ever produced so large a j
i 'Yl'eatcrop at the present year. At pre»-.
ent prices it is stated that it will bring to ,
tiie people ot tin* State upward of .«4.000.- ;
<ldb * I
—A party of engineers making a pre
liminary survey for tiie Utah A Northern |
j
Railroad, have arrived within ten miles of I
! Portland Oregon, and wifi reach there next
! week. - —
—A young man at Port Townsend, W. I !
T., recently found that although she was
willing, "lit cruel parents were not, so lie |
procured a minister, a license and a gun,
went to the fair one's abode, encountered !
the irate father and uncle and conquered a j P
peace. With one hand clutching his rifle, I
he was married in Ins father-iu-law's par- :
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VRISY nTELMUEYt'E.
During the week ending Saturday. Dec. ■
6.. tiie following transfers have been made
in tlte military service :
By direction ot tiie president. Maj. E. I).
Baker, quartermaster, is relieved from duty
in the department of Dakota, and will re
port in person to tiie commanding general,
department ot Texas, for assignment to
duty as department quartermaster at San
Antonio. Texas, to relieve George YV.
Bradley, assistant-quartermaster.
Headquarters Companies IL K. L and
M. Third cavalry, to Fort Laramie. Wy
oming Territory : companies H, B, D and
F. Third cavalry, to Fort Sanders, YVyom
ing Territory ; companies E and «, Third
cavalry, to Fort Steele, Wyoming Terri
tory ; companies C, E and K, Third caY'al
ry, to Fort McKinney, Wyoming Terri
tory ; company I, Eighteenth infantry, to
Fort Logan, Montana Territory ; company
D, eighteenth infantry, to Fort Ellis. Mon
tana Territory.
fy
New Northwestern Fort.
YVe hope congress will authorize the es- 1
tablishment of a new military post, about j
half way between Forts Buford and Assi- >
niboine, near tiie Canada line, as recom- j
mended by Gen. Terry, w ho suggests an J
appropriation ot $200,000 tor this purpose, j
This recommendation is approved by Gen.
Sherman and Gen. Sheridan, whose re
marks on tiie northerly adY*ance of the ci
vilized frontier are conclusive. Probably
YVood Mountain would be about the best
place for this new Fort, and right in tbe
patli of the Sioux wiio come from Canada.
An appropriation of $100,000 should also
lie made to complete Fort Assinitioine,
one of tiie most important in the chain of
frontier defense. As an offset, congress
might sell about thirty small posts which
long since have fulfilled their mission, and
are now cither in the heart of civilization,
or are superseded by railroads and other
means of transporting troops from other
torts.— Army and Nary Journal.
Harpera'e ¥•■■( People.
The Voting People, the new illustrated
weekly for boys and girls, has been wel
comed Yvith such prodigious favor on all
sides, so many copies have been eagerly
demanded, and contributions of every kind
have flowed into the editor's box so plen
tifully* tiiat there can be no doubt that it
lias "met a telt want," and that upon their
side the publishers must fitly recognize
tin great success. They propose, there
fore, beginning with the Christmas num- j
her— that for December 23,1879—to double j
Ihe size of Young People, and increase the
beauty , of its appearance by a new and
larger type, and by these changes, and by
a greater variety pi contents and of Illus
tration than t 8 naw possible, to make the
new boys' and girls' weekly still more !
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worthy of the astonishing favor which it j
has revived. The publishers promise—i
and it is a kind of promise which they |
have always been known faithfUHy to
keep—that Uiey»nUU.spare no pains or ex- (
pense to make it tiie most entertaining and '
attractive popular weekly for young read
ers u tile «ouulry. They announce also j o«re
rti^t the sutweriptioa price lor a year will
be hut $1.50, and tiiat for the year 1880 it
will lie fur ni » h ad toevery yearly subscrib
er to the Weekly, from the first number in
January, upon receipt Af five dollars tor
both.-Weknow-ot noway in which at
this hoHtlay-seasAn young people can make
themsehet more agreeable to other young
people than by presenting them thi* lawny
People for a year.
Office
abova
above
Bmtk of a naraallM.
20 M. Louis, Dec. 20. . chee, senior
■ proprietor of the Globe-Democrat , died
| J* __ „.„i.uvniv of heart disease about one
j ... ... morning * » «■*
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ita
Aged 64.
■»••tractive Fire la Biiasn-k.
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St. Paul, Dec. 18.—A fire in Bismarck,
Dakota, this morning started in a restau
rant on Main street and burned twelve
stores and tmildings adjoining the Sheri
dan House. The Sheridan House was
saved with difficulty* Loss, $50,000: in
surance, small.
Theatre Fire.
New York, Dec. 18.—The play at the
Park Theater was interrupted about nine
o'clock this evening by an alarm of fire,
The treasurer of the theater was leaving
the box office in the vestibule, when bis
attention was called to a cloud of smoke
rising from the stairs leading from tbe
vestibule to the ttieater which were in
flames. Means were at once taken to pre
vent a jianic in the audience. There were
i touched the ears ot persons in the rear of
the hou8e ?"<> s l' rca<1 "'rough the audience
lightning. A police officer stépped to
| «'e inside door and informed the audience
doors wore thrown open and police offi
oers called in and asked to guard the
Broadway entrance. In spite of the pre
cautions there was great excitement, as in
j < on '' a "on that the building was on tire
vent a panic in the audience. There were
three exits from the theater, to which the
ond street.
I the
Tbe Northern Parlfle.
' not stron * eno "" h for llBe nn,iI abo,lt the
} middle of February ; but this year, under
; a wiser policy, the river is ready two
months earlier, and can bo used for some
weeks later than last year, i'ho immense
' mass of material which has been awaiting
1 transportation will at once be pushed for
I ward to the end of tiie fine, and tbe winter
advised every one to leave, the building
j quietly by the two doors on Twenty-sec
This quieted the alarm, and
people dispersed without accident.
0 j The flames originated Iront tiie packing
i about one of the pipes attached to the
] heater. The damage was slight.
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The Pioneer Press ot the 10th inst. has
I the following in regard to flic Northern
i Pacific road :
! "The pile bridge over the Missouri river
j at Bismarck is completed, and the cars
will commence to cross to-day. Last y»*ar
1 *• " on ,b< ' **' " *"*
I months wifi be occupied in carrying out
! Iron and ties sufficient to lay the track to
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| the Yellowstone, and which will lie piled
j "P at tiie end of the hundred-mile stretch,
to be drawn upon as required.
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; thc spring, to which end all the work pos
! sil,le wil1 ^ perfurtned this wintere "
Methodist MIsstonNr.T Werk.
preparation is made tor an earlv start in
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Complaints are published against the
, policy ol the Methodist Episcopal Church
; xvith regard to missionary work among
I the Indians. It is shown that ot the $60,-1
°00 annually appropriated by the Method -1
| ist Missionary Society, only about $3.500.
j apart tor use among the Indians of the far
I teking the present year as an example,,
*T'*<-* S toward missionary work among tiie
-rirtWftfiran Indians, and tiiat of this small ;
I ! " uoun l only the pitiful sum of $700 is set
| Ww,t * - v le"io(lists are the complainants,
and ,hpM> eonslder ,b< * apparent neglect
! more; remarkable because under flic
j P ls,n ad °P tw > """er President Grant's ad
I "''nistration the Methodist Church oon
: tro18 tbe nomination ot agents to fourteen
! out of sixty-eight agencies, or more than
i one-tiffh ot tiie whole number.
Y a Ariaoaa ladlen Ring.

The Interior Department lias recently!
unearthed great frauds by Indian contract
ors in Arizona, wiio have been engaged in ]
systematically swindling the government !
out of large amounts by the false Yveigh- ;
ing of beef and supplying a quality of 1
flour inferior to that required by their con- j
tracts. Indian Commissioner Hayt liasj
imposed a jienalty of $20,000 upon the i
lieef contractor*, as lie is warranted in do- [
ing by the terms of agreement, and lie has
ample funds in his possession to indemni
fy the goY'emnicnt against the frauds of
the flour contractors. A number of Ari
zona politicians yvIio arc supposed to lie
interested with this newly discovered In
dian ring are here endeavoring to secure
tiie removal of Commissioner Hayt. Ex
Gov. McCormick is among those who are
most active against Mr. Hayt. Secretary j
Schurz, hoYvever, stands firm by the Com
missioner and sustains Iiis course.
Just Wat Yon lead
And at the lowe»f |>«»eihle living ratee.
Sugai, Coffee, Dried amt ( turned Emits, and
other articles for th<
Family
Can lie found in lie New Stock of
Groceries
L. S. YvtlUon'« oom*r.
A FINE LOT OF TEAS,
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TOBACCO AND CIGARS
Amt <*veryiliiuK 1111111111 }'
Grocery bousrs
<'srri(«i in fir*t-rla»s !
C ALL AND REK FOR YOURSELVES.
CHARLES RICH.
Agent for MITCHELL WAGON.
DtMf}
THIS PAPER
I» on file at the follow ing pi
WASHINGTON, D. (
Offi«-«* «r cium A Hinanum, No. si* t sir*«i,
N. w.
NEW YORK CITY:
Office of
L T. BOOTH, General Eastern Agent
Chicago MMt Northwestern Railway,
Renton Line Steamer*, 415 Rroaitway.
CHICAGO:
o«re nrKa»t.rn Manager lunton Line stea.«.
ara, S3 Market street.
PHILADELPHIA:
Mercantile Library Room».
SAN FRANCISCO:
Mercantile Library Rooms.
8T. PALX.
Office of G. G. Sanborn, General Patwenffer Afft, 1
N P. Railroad.
Oar Monda In Montana viairiug any of tha!
abova cillas ara invited to call at any of the
above mentioned places and read their ; erne
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N. E. DAVIS, Bozeman.
ESTABLISHED 1807.
ELMS 8 DAVIS.
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Brand Store, J. ELLIS & CO. lilos City.
We are now in Receipt of our
Fall and Winter Stock of
DRY GOODS
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The Largest Ever Brought to Bozeman,
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the I Consisting of Black and Colored Casnnieres, with trimmings
to match. Black and Colored AlpacaSj W ater-Proofs,
Silks, Dress Goods, Ginghams, Cheviots, Ladies'
Merino Underwear, Cloaks, Shawls, Corsets,
Flannels, Calicos, Bleached and Brown Cot
tons, Grain and Flour Sacks, Ladies',
Misses' and Children's Hose
in all sizes.
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Our Stork is very Complete, and we invi te all our
old customers and new ones to call and examine
goods and note prices before purchasing.
WE ALSO HAVE
CABPETS.FLO OBAP TABLE OIL CLOTH,
CLOTSING,
Furnishing Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps,
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j Crockery (f il (J (rl(ISSIVCU'6, £1110061' (jrOOCtS, CtC. 9 ICC
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Staple and Fancy Groceries
Oui' Stock Yvas never so complete as now, and to parties buy
ing in quantities wo make special wholesale prices.
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Bear in mind we can only enumerate a feYv ot* the articles
have h) .stock, but that yy o keep a full assortment of Gen
EU.IS & DAVIS.
Firs) in tbe Field—Still ii tbe Leal
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S. W. LANGHORNE,
Druggist & Apothecary
IS JUST RECEIVING. DIRECT FROM THE EAST, THE FINEST AND MOST
COMPLETE STOCK OF PAINTS. OILS. VARNISHES. GLASS.
DRUGS AND MEDICINES. Arc.. EVER BROUGHT
TO BOZEMAN.
Pure White Lead, Ready-Mixed Paints,
Window Glass-all Sizes, Fine Lot of Stationery,
A Stock of Choice Cigars
PROPRIETORY MEDICINES OF ALL KIKDS,
A FINE .STOCK OF
Fresh Drugs and Medicines
AN ELEGANT AND COMPLETE LINE OF
Select Toilet Articles,
SOAPS. COMBS, BRUSHES, SPONGES, OILS AND PERFUMERY.
I shall continue to receive during the season, di I rct from tiie East, everything neYv ;
and fresh in my line. Orders by mail will receive prompt attention, and at prices
which cannot fail to give satisfaction.
Call and See !
S. W. LANGHORNE.
Established in 1866 !
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--THE LARGEST
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GROCERY HOUSE
---IN THE TERRITORY,—
BRANCH HOUSE AT BOZEMAN,
INVITE ALL PURCHASERS OF GROCERIES TO CALL ON THEM.
We have recently added a large Stock of
DRT GOODS.
Of the very beut quality, to which wo invite the
attention of purchasers.
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and Buffalo Robes.
KLEIN SCHMIDT A BRO.
Corner Main and Black Streets.
j SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENTS.
83=" Adrtrlint menti under this head will be charged
j ten emit per line for the fleet and five rente per line
> for rath additional insertion. Seven words make a
> line.
£1" All advertisements under this head must, hoia.
1 ever, come under the proper head* of Loot, Stolen,
j Strayed, Wanted, For Sale, For Rent, flc_., fle. /to
I advertisement trill be inserted under this head for
less than Twenty-Five Cents.
F OR SALE, a file of the New York Ledger.
Volumes complete, and in good order!
Apply at this office.
W ANTED. A woman to assist in doing
general home-work. Good wages and
permanent employment gtwMKeed. Apply to
A. J. PITCHER, Boaemai).
8EWINC
m.ichixeA
A second-hand Wilcox A Gibbs Sewing Ma
I chine, in lirst-class order, and warranted to do
I /ood work. Will lie sold for $2(1.flu. For pnr
! liculars enquire of
1*
MATT. W. ALDKRMON.
Two hundred sacks of XXX flour will bt taken
on subscription to the Avast CoraiKR, the high
same.
IHSSOM 1IOX NOTICE.
Flour Wanted Immediately.
; °n subscription to tne avast cofkikk
; est markct price îwi,,* .ut,we<pr..r the
Notice l* hereby given that Ihe flrni of Stanton
; ,t l'ea-e, doing l.tiriue.,^ near Gallatin City, M.
I 1"., ii Ihi* da) dissolved bv mutual consent
A. K.STANTON
I. A. PEASE.
Gallatin, \l T .. December .*>, 1*711
Notice of Final Proof.
Land Office at Bozeman, Montana, t
Decomber», 187». ,
"VTOTtCK IS HEREBY GIVEN that the f.,1
lowing limned setiler lm-, tiled notice m
ai.» intention to make Dual proof in nupiiort of
disclaim, and »eciire rtnal cmrv thereof at the
■xpiraiiou of thirty day- iVoin the date of (hi.
tot ice, viz:
JOHN DOHEKTX , llome»tead Entry No. 2 s
.rthe Lots No. H and 7 and East half of the
»oulh-West quarter of See. U, Township 2, North
f Hange 2 \\ e.,t, and names the following as his
vitnesses, viz: Edward • ardwell, of Jefferson
o., Montana, and Robert Dnhertv, of Jefferson
>>.. Montana.
4-5w. DAY IS W iLI,.SON, Register.
Sportsmen, Take Warning!
Notice is liereb) g/veu that after tiie first dav
; >f August, A. D , lt ; 7», all parties hunting or
trapping on farms belonging to Ihe undersigned
1 hi liout permission, will be prosocited aceord
lng to law.
! r.. 1). JOHNSON.
1 c. i* Hoff,
H. K (OLEMAN,
VV. YV. YVoLVEKYON.
MATTHEW BIRD,
YV. 11. HEFFNER,
YVm. ELLIS,
HENRY HEI LINGER.
JOHN NELSON.
YVm. W. ALDERSOS
B. F. B1SKL,
J. A. MeELROY,
JOHN HANSON,
J. YV. MARDIS.
K. 1*. MENEFKK,
T. B. ELLIS,
MARION FLAHARTY
NELSON STORY
DR. A. M. SMITH
Bonds for Sale.
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j There w ill Ik- »«l«l at |>ul>lir auction, on W'edne»
I day. December 31, A D.. 1*79, at the front door
j ol thi- court house, in Bozeman < itv, Gallatin
; County. Montana Territory, to thc highest l,id
I der for ca.-h, but for not les» than their par
] va 'ue, forty-nine thousand dollars (or so much
thereof as may lie necessary; of the r«u|xin bonds
, of Gallatin County, Montana Territory, »aid
; bonds to be of the denominations of fitly, one
hundred, tive ........... and one thousand dol
lars each, and »hall bear interest at the rate m
; eight per cen\ tier annum. Interest payable
j »enii-aunually at the office of the Treasurer of
. »aid County, or it the holder or holder» of not
less than one thousand dollars of »aid bonds
-hall give notice in w riting that thev desire the
m incipal and interest of the bonds,' so held bv
; them, to be paid at some designated National
Bank in the city of New York, then thev .»hall
be so 1 Slid; otherwise »aid bonds and coupon»
j •'liai! he paid at the office ot $ai<t Tr<*a$urf*r.
j Said bonds »hall be redeemable at the pleasure
I of .»aid < utility after seven year» from their date,
»hall be dated at the time of tlieir issue, and
lue and payable fifteen years from
day to day until all of said bonds »hall lie Aold
By order oi the Board of Countv Commission
ers id said Gallatin County, Montana Territory
W itue-s, Hon James E' Martin, Chairman uf
"lüh* kU>*ä( , 'i I of < mnity Coimnis-doners.
Attest my thauA. w ith tiie seal of said
i t < dimly of Gallatin, aflTxètl st my office
! SEAI. y in Bozeman (itv, M. T., this Decern
f Y ber HM h. 1*79.
■------ SAMUEL YV. LANGHOHNE.
Comity rierk.
CETTOUE
AT TIIK
Amt Couries
omcE
The, most complete eJoh
Prin ting Office in the
Territory ; all oar
maternal is
WOSST
Purchased this summer
nid embracing all the
/a test typograph i ca l n ov
elties.
Our Price s areas L ow ai lle Lowest,
Having the best Job Printer in
Montana, we can always
guarantee
Send for samples and prices.
Orders by mail will receive
prompt attention.
jilderson $ Son.

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