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'What the People Are Dolng and TWhat
the Papers Are Saying All Over the
State-uews Itemls and Passing Gossip
Here and There.
A man named Wilsey has been con
-sicted of selling horse meat as beef at
('reat Falls and sentenced to the peniteu
tiary for one year.
The price of shearing has been fixed at
seven cents a head in Wyoming. Wool
conmmission men are offering to advance
but live cents per pound.
The force on the D)rum Lummnon
mine at IMarysville has been very greatly
reduced, at least 200 men having been
laid off in the last few weeks.
Phil. IIarrington from the Zosel dis
trict is in the city and reports that there
is the beginning of a boom in miiing in
terests there.--Western Mining World.
A colony of 10 familieqs arrived at Big
Timber last week. They will settle on
farming lands adjacent to the town and
covered by the irrigating canal that hats
lately been coustructed.
The stnte board of pharmnacy met at
ulltte on Tuesday to examine applicants
for admission to the prarctice of the apoth
ecary's art. Suome : 0 candidates ap
teared before the board.
Montana leads all other states in the
number of sheep within her borders.
On January 1. 1890, there were 0,061,
502 sheep in the state, or about one
twelfth of the total number in the United
A new concentrator is to be built at the
hope mine at Basin, as the present one
has not sufficient capacity. The shaft of
the mine is down 300 feet and the work
,of sinking 200 feet more is to begin at
The new packing house at Bozeman is
slaughtering about 200 hogs per week.
Large quantities of meat have already
been packed, and the quantity will be
greatly increased as soon as better facili
ties can be secured.
Considerable excitement has resulted
at Livingston over the reported discov
ery of gold mines in the hills just west
of town. A large number of claims have
been taken on a railroad section which
was classified by the commissioners as
It is worthy of remark that, as a gen
eral rule, whenever a man concludes to
abandon the Democratic party he joins
the populists; and whenever he gets
tired of the populistic vagaries he back
slides into democratic absurdities.-
Avant Courier.
The supreme court handed down its
decision in the license law case, on MIon
day, the opinion being written by Judge
DeWitt, in which the constitutionality of
the law is allirmed. The opinion is a
long one going very thoroughly into the
question and a synopsis cannot well be
It is said that ex-President THarrison is
to be married Monday to Mrs. Mary
Lord Dimmnick the lady with whom his
'name has been linked by rumor these
many months. It is to be presumed that
Prince Russell, late of Montana, has
given his unqualified permission.-Mad
So confusing are the party lines in
Butte that no man can guess which of
our excited contemporaries in that city
will tell how much was paid to the
Thompson council in bribes to settle the
Simon Jacobs claim and which of the al
dermen are alleged to have been bribed.
Wcrk on the Parrot smelter is going on
at a rapid rate and the new town of Gay
lord will undoubtedly become the scene
of great activity during the summer. The
Parrot plant will probably be the largest
of its kind in the world when completed
and will include all the latest improved
processes for ore reduction.
The celebrated Davis will case seems
to be a perennial source of wealth for the
legal fraternity. As soon as the claims
of one or more heirs are knocked out or
satisfied, another alleged relative bobs
up, and retaining fees and other emolu
ments are again distributed among the
opposing attorneys.--River Press.
Sheriff Hamilton of Beaverhead county
started last week for the Reform school
with three boys committed to that insti
tution, but lost one near Bozeman, the
youthful desperado picking the lock of
his handcuffs which bound him to the
other two, and leaping from the train es
caped under cover of the darkness. The
sheriff afterwards discovered that the
other boys had also unlocked their brace
lets. The fugitive incorrigible was after
wards captured near Logan.
Irene L., a Butte mare owned by Pete
Hale, pared a quarter-mile on the Butte
race track last Monday in 3294, on a wa
ger of $100 between the owner and Ike
Morehouse, that no horse could accom
plish it in 35 seconds on that track at
this time of year. Tom McTague, Dr.
McGregor and Jack Geoghan acted as
A headless body was found by a switch
man near the Northern Pacific track in
Helena on Saturday morning. Investi
gation showed that the remains were
those of a man named J. 13. Gannon and
the dececnsed met his death while tryingl
to steal a ride. There were evidences
that the unfortunate man had been
dragged for 700 or 800 yards before being
A Union Pacilic meerchandise car was
burglarized between Lima and D)aly's
spur, on Monday, it is thought, by tramps.
O)licer Smith of Lima wias notified im
mediately and took the first train west in
search of them, and caught theim at D)i!
ion. It is not known just what they grot,
but a.tliong other things shoes were sto
len. They are now in jail at Dillon
awaiting trial.
Another old timer of Mltontana inl the
person of Sample Orr crossed to the si
lent shore last week at Blackfoot, Idaho.
Mr. Orr was at one timre actively idMlti
fled with .Montana politics and before
coining to the territory lie was promlinent
in the civil affairs of Missouri, his native
state, where he at otie time was t c:lani
date for the governorship. lie left Mon
tana about 15 years ago.
The board of state mineral land com
missioners, consisting of George Irvin of
Butte, Dr. A. Ii. Mitchell of Deer Loige
and Thomas 17. Merrill of HIelena have
tendered their resignations to the gov
ernor. The board worked in entire har
mony with the state board of land coml
missioners whose work they were ap
pointed to second, and who will now as
sume entire charge of the state's land
Bessie Lowe took a shot at her hus
band, Walter Lowe, in Butte on Sunday
last, but owing to lack of proper prelim
inary practice failed to secure her quar
ry. Later a policeman suppllemented
Mrs. Lowe's poor markmnnanship by an
equally ineffectual shot at Lowe, while
the latter was climbing a fence in an ef
fort to escape. Lowe is said to have
abused his wife and frequently threat-.
ened her life.
It is reported that Shelby Eli Dillard
will again enter the field of journ:alism in
behalf of the town of Joliet as at candi
date for the county seat of Carbon coun
ty. It seems at this distance to be a
foolish light for the people of Joliet to
undertake, but Shelby can manke "heap
mediciue" when lie gets started off on the
right foot; othetrwise--well, you know
how it is with Shelby.--Yellowstone
A Model Institution in Capable HIands
Other States Might Copy from It.
Conley & McTague were again awarded
the contract for the care of the state pris
oners, at a meeting of the board of prison
commissioners, which assembled last
Friday at Helena, at the greatly reduced
rate of 35 cents per day for each inmate.
Other bids were, Jonathan Blake 38 cents,
and Hathaway and Walker 371,. The
reduced rate makes a difference of about
$5,000 per year to the state.
The Montana penitentiary, under the
management of Conley & McTague, is a
model prison, and may well serve as a
pattern for older and far more populous
states. In no correctionary institute of
the country is the discipline and the gen
eral administration nmore perfect, a fact
which is attested by the few escapes that
have occurred during the term of control
of the present contractors. The excel
lence of the sanitary management is also
well shown by the small number of
deaths which have occurred, the average
being only about one a year.
There are 310 prisoners at present in
the penitentiary, for the care of which 16
guards are required. A new building
was erected last summer of brick, 50x160
feet, under the charge of Hermann
Kemna, a prisoner, who drew the plans
and directed the whole work of construc
tion in the hands of convicts who were
without any previous knowledge of brick
laying. The main building of stone is
40x150 feet. It is the prison proper, the
new structure being used for cook houses,
dining halls, etc. The brick for the new
building was made by convicts and the
lumber sawed by them.
Surrounding the grounds, 350x500 feet
in extent, is an 18-foot wall, which was
built by prison labor, directed by Archi
tect James McCallman of Helena, and
supervised by the board of state prison
commissioners. It is rough rouble with
out and square rouble within. A school
is maintained in the prison which is un
der the superintendency of Convict Brett
from Helena, a graduate of Oxford. Al
most everything is taught, a class of 23
receiving instruction in telegraphy. Only
five female prisoners are now confined in
the pen.
Altogether there is no better kept
prison anywhere and the contractors well
merit the full measure of public confi
dence which they enjoy throughout the
l1ii the alay was Kept in tihe, Churches
of This City.
The festal day with which the Chris
tian world closes its chief season of fast
inlg tail prayer and which commlnmollrates
the mightiest event of all human history,
was apprloprintely observed by the vari
ous churches in Deer Lodge on Sunday
last with special addresses, sonii service,
floral al.loriUtlenlIs, and a full attendanice
of worshippers everywhere. The lday
was an ideal one and the aft.rnoton foundl
scores of people on the streets enjoying
the mellow air and inspiring sunshine.
The following exercises were rendered at
the ilifferent churches:
31ornin g-Sacramentio (if the Lord's Sup
piller tanld public r('ception. The olffertor'y,
S"Tarry with Me," was sung by Mrs. J. 11.
M1ills and Prof. 31cleio. Evening--
Si ong serv ice: and sernlon by the pastor,
R]ev. .1. I(. Ilene on the resurrection, the
text, "lle is Ihisen," being taken from
Matthew 28. The church was beautifully
adorned with cut flowers and palmns andi
fragrant with the odor of the regnant
Easter lily. The evening service was as
D)uet--Our Savior.
Scripture reading.
Easter Anthem.
Quartette-Joyful Eastertide.
Talk by pastor.
Solo-Christ is Risen.
Authem--lile is Risen.
The .chcir consisted of ifesdames Jas.
IT. Mills, Il. 11. Davis, R. B. Maxwell,
Miss ,Mollie Wiles, Messrs. Sam Beau
mont, I. S. Eldred, \Vm. McLeod and
Miss Roberta IRobinson, organist.
Morning--Sermon by the rector, Rev.
E. G. Prout, the text being taken from
1. Corinthians 15, xxii, with service list as
Processional-"Oh, the Golden (Glowing Miorn
ing." ............... .................Le Je ne
Special Anthens - "Christ Our Passover,"
Proper Psalms: 2, 57, 111.
Te DeOnum-Anthen ................. ...... Dykes
Jubllate-chant ....... ................. Woodward
Introlt--llyn 112-"-Jesus Christ Is Risen To
Day.". ................... ................ Carey
Kyrle Elelson..................... .......... Tours
Gloria Tibl.
iIymn 121--"The Strife Is O'er."....... Palestrlna
Anthem-"Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem."..White
Offertory-"Thou Art Worthy."............ Gilbert
Sanctus ...... ........... ... .........'Taylor
Hymn 225-"Bread of the World."........Hoedges
Gloria in Excelsls-chant ........O...Ol..d Chant
Nuel Dmlittis-chant....... ......Tonus Regius
Evening--Regular services with appro
priate sermon. The choir was composed
of Mrs. Fred Itoss, Misses Mabel Beau
mont, Sheila Napton, Cornelia and Eve
line VanGundy, Alice Coleman, Mr. Sam
Beaumont, and Mrs. Prout organist. The
varied hues and contrasting greens of
flowers and the rich foliage of potted
plants lent brightness and charm to the
solemn services.
The services of the Christian church
were elaborate and the music unusually
fine. Beautiful flowers and potted
plants, by which the pulpit was adorned,
contributed their glories to the occasion.
The attendance was large. The pro
gramme of the day's exercises was as
Hymn............"Welcomne, Sweet Day ot Rest."
Hymns...."This is the Day the First Ripe Sheaf."
Sermon-"The Resurrection."
Quartette..................."The Open Toemb."
Mrs. E. Scharnikow, Mrs. . B. Wood,
Mr. B. Wood, Mr. II. E. Wolfe.
Hymn.................... ......"He Knows Best."
Hymn............."Softly Now the Light of Day."
Hymn........... "In the Cross of Christ I Glory."
Scripture Reading.
SmHymn ...................."Purer Yet and Purer."
Solo-"Where is thy Refuge.".......W. M. Jordan
Sermon-"Use and Abuse of Language."
Hymnm .............."Why Keep Jesus Walting."
The choir was composed of Mrs. E.
Scharnikow, Mrs. Win. Williams, Mrs.
M. B. Mills, Misses Ethel Wood, Linda
I Williams, Lillian Humber, Jessie Hum
Iber, Mrs. Byron Wood, Messrs. Byron
Wood, E. Scharnikow, Prof. H. E. Wolfe
I and Walter Adams.
MI ethodist.
Morning--Regular services with ser
I. mon by the pastor, Rev.F. F. St. Clair, on
the "First Great Commandment." Even- 1
ing-Sermon, "Why Seek Ye the Living
Among the Dead?" Service: The music
was furnished by Misses Mamie Miller,
Lewis Manker and Messrs. Joseph Car
dona andl Charles Reed.
Song-Resurrection Morning..............Choir
Song-"Sweeping Thro' the Gates."........Choir
Song-"All Hall the Power of Jesus Name."
........... .......... ...Congregation
Song-"lle is Risen." .....................Choir
Sermon-Resurrection of Christ.
Colnmnnion of Lord's Supper.
The church was testefully dressed with
the floral offerings tendered by the mem
C:atholic( .
Tl'hire were no special services, high
and low mass only being celebrated in
the morning it S and 10 o'clock.
itellarl.slalle Life IExperiensr ,ces of an Old
.Der Lodge Relsident.
Tiil: N i:w . oiwriiw-ssiT acknowledges
a pleasant call on IMonday from Mr. John
Bolt who came1 downl from his mines in
the Zosel district for supplies. iMr. Bolt
has had a remarkable experience and has
probably seen as many phases of life on
sea and land as any man living. Born on
sllipboard off Cape Cod lie followed the
life of a sailor for many years, during
which he visited alimost every part of the
world. While ia young man he joined all
expedition which passed through a large
portion of Asia including the holy land.
In 1850, Mr. Bolt entered the British
naval service in the expedition of that
year, which, under Captain Church, pen
etrated the Arctic regions in search of
the ill-fated Franklin. IIe experienced
at north latitude 78-24, SO0 degrees below
zero. The ship carrying this expedition
was especially constructed for the pur
pose, and was fitted with steam saws 75
feet in length by means of which the ice
was cut, allowing the passage of the ves
sel from one expanse of open water to
In 1862 Mr. Bolt came to Montana, en
gaging in mining at Grasshopper, Alder
Gulch and in Deer Lodge county, until
1871 when he joined the stampede to
Peace river in the north. Here some
valuable claims were found, but the hero
of so many vicissitudes was not among
the lucky ones. Peace river discharges
into the Great Slave lake which is the
source of the Makenzie. It lies within
the Arctic circle and in a region where
summer lasts but three months. Return
ing Mr. Bolt went to the Black Hills in
1876 where he resided for some years
until he again bent his footsteps towards
Montana, where he now has some good
placer mines on the waters of the Cotton
City Election.
Deer Lodge's city election on Monday
was a very quiet one, the fact that but one
ticket was in the field causing little inter
est to be taken and calling forth a small
For treasurer E. Scharnikow received
74 votes, for police magistrate J. M.
HIartwell received 71, Bob Harris receiv
ing 1 ballot for treasurer and Frank
Brennan 1 for police judge in ward 1.
The vote by wards was as below:
For Treasurer, E. Scharnikow........ 32
Bob Harris........... 1
Por Police Judge, J. M. Hartwell.....31
Frank Brennan.... 1
For Alderman, Thos. McTague....... 29
One blank.
For Treasurer, E. Scharuikow........20
For Police Judge, J. M. Hartwell.....24
For Alderman, A. D. Peck ............ 25
One blank.
For Treasurer, E. Scharnikow ......... 1
For Police Judge, J. IM. Hartwell.....16
For Alderman, William Zosel.........16
For Alderman, 0. S. Schroeder........16
Poor Indeed
There are degrees and kinds of poverty
just as there are differences of opinion
among those who compute and measure
poverty and riches by different standards.
Some men deem themselves poor because
they are less rich than others,again there
are comparatively poor people who are
satisfied with a competence. There is a
kind of poverty for which no amount of
wealth can compensate, namely, a pov
erty of bodily stamina, evinced by ner
vousness and a derangement of the func
tions of digestion, bilious secretion and
the bowels. To restore vigor upon a per
manent basis there is one remedy that
fully covers the requirements, "fills the
bill," and this is Htostetter's Stomach
Bitters. By restoring digestion, giving a
healthful impulse to the action of the
bowels and liver and tranquillizing the
nerves, it fulfills the condition necessary
to a resumption of strength by the sys
tem. It also overcomes malaria and rheu
Democratic Victories in Helena, Butte
and Anaconda - Demiocratic - Populist
Ticket Wins at Great Falls-Republl
cans Trimllphant at atissoula.
The city elections on Monday last
throughout the state appear to have re
sulted in a victory for the democrats in
the larger towns, but with the republi
cans as close seconds and the populists
distanced, save in the case of a fusion
ticket which swept the field at Great
Falls. In most cases the election was
for members of the council only, but in
Helena the mayoralty went to Dr. W. L.
Steele by a plurality of 2069. The follow
ing are the returns:
Four democrats, three republicans and
one populist were elected in Butte, as
First ward-J-ohn Byrne, Pop.
Second ward-Thomas Bryant, Dem.
Third ward--lonat D)rais, Dem.
Fourth ward-Charles Bausman, Rep.
Fifth ward--iobert K. Leggat, Rep.
Sixth ward--William II. Davey, Dem.
Seventh ward-John C. liellig, Rep.
Eighth warl-John J. Knowlton, Dem.
Dr. Win. L. Steele was re-elected mayor
by a plunrality of 269. The vote stood:
For mayor-Dr. W. L. Steele (Dem.),
1,130; A. 13. Clements (IRep.), 869; C. A,
Perrin (Pop.), (i63; Mayor Steele's plur
ality, 2(j9.
Fnor treasurer--IBarry Tilton (Rep.),
1,445; Charles J. Clark (Dem.), 668; Jno.
I1. Iiuseby (Pop.), 462; Tilton's plural
ity, 777.
Police Juidge--Ed. S. Walker (Rep.),
1,011; E. C. Boom (Dem.), 929; R. G. Da
vies (Pop.), 929; Walker's plurality, 82.
The democrats elected three aldermen,
two of them from republican wards, the
republicans three and the democrats and
populists one. The successful aldermen
were: First ward, Jacob Post (Dem.),
majority 139; second ward, Henry Klein
(Rep.), majority 5; third ward, John Stur
rock (Rep.), plurality 71; fourth ward,
Harry O. Farris (Dem.), majority 68;
fifth ward, John Steadman(Rep.), major
ity 120; sixth ward, Ben Bergstedt (Pop.),
plurality 53: seventh ward, Henry Fisher
(Demn.-Pop.), majority 58.
The democrats made a clean sweep,
electing Tosm Murray in the first ward by
a plurality of 7; Peter Cox in the second
by a plurality of 42; D. D. Walker in the
third by a plurality of 6; J. V. Collins in
the fourth by a plurality of 89.
Great Falls.
The fusion ticket between the demo
crats and populists carried the day, as
follows: R. J. Fitzgerald, 1st ward, ma
jority 91; J. G. Thompson, 2d ward, ma
jority 18; Frank Marion, 3d ward, major
ity 5; J. J. McDonnell, 4th ward, major
ity 63.
The democrats elected only the police
judge and one short-term alderman. The
vote for treasurer in the city was: Ne
smith (Dem.), 223; Kemp (Rep.), 348;
Kemp's majority 147. The vote for po
lice judge was: Logan (Rep.), 356; Lan
ders (Dem.), 364; LanderD' majority 8.
The aldermanic vote was: First ward,
Greenough (Rep.), 76; Taylor (Dem.), 70;
second ward, long term, Grill (Rep.), 90;
Gaynor (Dem.), 60; short term, Pullian
(Dem.), 87; Cavanah (Rep.), 46; third
ward, Darbee (Rep.), 123; Evans (Dem.),
90; fourth ward, Jackson (Rep.), 118;
Merrick (Dem.), 70.
Bozeman, at one of the quietest elec
tions ever held in the city, chose as alder
men Thomas Lewis, democrat, John
Mitchell, republican, and George Wes
leder, citizen.
In Livingston the populist ticket was
defeated, the republicans and democrats
each electing two aldermen.
In Philipsburg T. S. McConkey was
elected mayor; George Suppiger, police
judge; J. Hansen, treasurer; Frank D.
Brown and J. K. Pardee, aldermen third
ward; L. W. Shodair, alderman second
ward; A. B. Ringeling, alderman first
ward. It was a very close fight and re
sulted in the election of a mixed ticket.
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