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VOL IX. BENTON, MONTANA SATURDAY SEPT. 22, 11383.
S- - -NO. 9 A FARO DEALER'S 1STORY. About the game's morality I think that's neither here nor there; It's pretty much like other games When dealt upon the square. If me- have coin and want to play, '; he law won' hinder them a bit In time tcey learn it dloe,.i't pay, At d then the, sometimes quit. IFre aealt the g,,mr, for thity years I'veleft t now; I didn't fail - I sickined at one sight I awv, And th,-reby hangs a tale. Somre thr -c years since I ran a game 1\ .i.h- ot.ed one dead on the square- I I I'm n ,t wrong you k:.ow the place; 1 thlnk I've seen you there. v eli. sir I an ath-iving game, Andl dealt ior half ,he bloods in town I've had as muclh as five lay-outs, And no chance to sit cown. One eveni-g a votng chap strolled in Fair ,air. Itblue eyes, and clear-cut face; So fresh I hat 3 ou could see he was t A stranger in th,. place lie was at horme, though, for I saw t In hii blue eye the love of play; And after that first evening's deal He , .;:rceliy ni'ssed at day. Hle plan ed h's pie right up and up, A.l ntever growled if luck was hard; 11e'd : ac!; the iimii up in blue On every second (ard. 8 Ilsa lu.k was bad-sometimes the worst I ever saw, and I've seen lots; C I've seen hIua in a single deal tt Lose seven double shots. Business for me, of course, and yet ti Sometimes it almost seemed too bad. Of course I couldn't say a word, But still I liked the lad. I!c'l lots of cash, though; I should think tl lie must have dropped, since the first day, A hundred tl:ousand, first and last I;" f;re h : i;a;c up pl.:y. We bt,it quit gambling the same night- b lie, poor boy, for sufficient cause; And I because 1 loathed the game- And this was how it was.it Ca Ile didn't have much coin along; It gave out in a deal or two- 8t ,So he put up a diamond ring Al To see his ill luck through. Wi Tib chips soon went. lie had a pin, 10 A fia.. ing stone in massive gold Without a word he patssed it in, de And Idrw five hundred coltt. o helpl me, God! I wished him luck, DI( As did each player in the place, But no, his iasn check came my way mJ U1,,n a lor:uig ace. cle lie hainded in his watch and chain, at And drew, I ti ink, three hundred more, er, and tra:e his line of bets again- hot The luck was as before. My God! I never shall forget orf 'Tlie pale, dra an ook upon his face- det iBut still he never spoke a word, A nti never left his lace. ed I:.shliact lay where h:s (hips had been, ti An-a moved, at times, as it to beL A thin, \\ urn circlet of dull g Id Of \\ as on; his li:, -:r) et. he AL last i caught h s eye; he stopped anl And .ooked at ,t a l:tde space, a n: A dark siave ul crii -on blood en i'aised hotly o'er its face. Antl then he diea it off-it cale ill t IeUCtat.t.tlh, this orn oil sing- lea 1' ar closer thaut the fla:ltln gem Til at circiet neeteo l to cliug. Slot thet lie handed it across to ile; "I don't k 'ow what its a.ue is, o t But I'll redeem it, first o all - brol What can I have ol-tul?" noss I took the ring; it might have cost late F fbt dollars-it was w orthless then, hi But I pa red out a Fifty stack T To let him try again, and He planked the pile down inthepot, Then low upon the table laid His head upon his fo ded arms, of ' Anr so thit d al was played. Dec Well, the luck changed; he won three times; doet I told him whi n the limit barred; in ti He took no notice-so we played and Tnree hundred on each card. ier Would you believe it? In that deal McI The pot won out, and never lost; ''he And still thte winner nid his face Upon his two arms croesed. and The deal was out. I spoke to him- him He did not stir. I raised his head; hear And there, amid his piled up gains, Dow The boy was sittilng-DsAp! miss I've often wondered to myself 0cou0 What thoughtis were flitting thr.o' his mind $700 When he bent down his fair, young face, a And hid it from mankind. What niedges of a better life, r Regrets for fortunes spent in vain, And loathing o1 his by-gone course, Were burning in his brain. berf We do not know-it is as well; road Such pangs we guess at, do not feel- him, Ills face showed countless years of hell, rode Lived through in that brief deal. hims It was not until the inquest sat lattei That I learned all remorse's lsting-- lope The ring that changed his luck and life Was his dead mother's ring. On 1 Poor boy! had his sad lot been cast With diflerent or better men, He might be living now. For me-- a fel I never dealt again. -G. Ir. J.esse·p, in tha Judge. ,,, LI. i.Jea (J, '6l4 IC IITLUý. BOLD BANDITS, A Condensed Account of the Crimes of the James' and Younger Brothers. Severnteen Years of Crime-The North field Tragedy-The First of the Traitl Robberies in the boath. During the past-17 years an organized hand of train robbers and bank robbers have committed 25 actsof violence, char acterized by marvelous daring and often aceompalnied by wanton and cold-blooded murders. The most notorious among the , bandits were the Younger brothers and.the James brothers, but the roll of dishonor contains the names of many other deeper-, ate men, among them 01. Shepherd, Jim Reed, George Shepherd, Bill Greenwood, Bill Chiles, Ike Flannery, Bud Penact, Jim White, Payne Jones,.JohA Jarrette, Clem Miller, Art McCoy, Dick Burnso nd others, which have been brought promin~ ently forward in the present triil, SinDce' the war, without counting the stage roI.- j beries of Texas and the far West, no legs than 10 states have been visited by [the in dustrious workers in this field. Below will be found the principal events in which the members of the band were engaged: THEIR FIRST ORGANIZED BANK ROBBERYI occurred at Liberty, Mo., where, Jan. 20, 1866. an even dozen desperadoes, armed to the teeth and superbly mounted, swooped down upon the city. The Clay County Saving Bank was their objective point, and it was only a minutes' work to overpower the cashier, a Mr. Byrd, and his son, and f to 'tuff the contents of the safe, some $72,- - 000, into a pair of saddle-bags. Murder showed its horrible front in this inaugural I of the series of bloody enterprises which e closed at Winston, Mo., an innocent boy u named Wymore, who ran off to give the alarm, being fired at by the robbers and instantly killed, his body pierced by seven g bullets. On the steps of Mount Gilead a church the robbers divided the money, af- (1 ter which they disappeared, most of them h going to Iowa, where some arrests were ai made, which were not followed by con- li victions." In June of the same year six ti members of the same band attacked the In dependence, Mo., jail in order to liberate some prisoners, but, though they killed the o jailer, they failed in their attempt. In a October of that year another quintette cap tured the banking house of Alexander of Mitchell & Co., Lexington, Mo., in- th timidated the clerk in charge, and stole in $2,000, the whole transaction occupying in only a few minutes, and being as quiet and 3 expeditious a piece of work as the despera does ever accomplished. th wi THE FIRST OF THE TRAIN ROBBERIES th: occurred near Louisville, Ky., in jNovem- the ber, 1868, when a band of ruffians ditched en; a train, killing one man a:ld injuring a da number of others, and robbing the express pa; car of $12,000, The whole band was sub- any sequently arrested, and Bill King and the Abe Owens were convicted of murder, the while eight others were prosecuted for bai robbery. abc Richmond, Mo., was the next scene of je'9 desperado exploit. Here, on the 23d of ed May, 1867, a splendidly equipped and mounted band of 14 men, under the com- of mand of Payne Jones, swept intothe town, Hi cleared its streets of citizens by shooting J at all who ventured to remain out of cov- by er, and proceeded to plunder the banking con house of Hughes & Mason, where they se- be cured $4,000. Mayor Shaw attempted to act( organize a body of defepce, but was shot ren dead while running across the street to 6 rally some citizens. The band then attack- be º ed the jail, which was only defendted by Am the jailor, B. G. Griffin, and his son, both robl of whom fell while fighting at their posts. Ct The galiant defence o. the jail saved it, Mis and the robbers retired without the loss of $30, a man. They were followed by the citi- trail zens, who caught and hanged Dick Bnrns, Andy McGuire and Tom Little, but failed "(' in their attempt to capture Jones, the Poin leader, who, being cornered on one occa- thre sion, dashed at his pursuers, killing one of and them, and escaped. Among the suspects the on this occasion was one Allen Palmer, a He brother-in-law of the James boys, who is shot now a resident of Texas, but has been in ti lately trying to help Frank James out of fe his difficulty. tyro There is hardly any doubt that Jesse wer and Frank James were in alwa mere is naraly any doubt that Jesse and Frank James were THE CRUEL MURDERERS of Cashier Sheets of the Gallatin Bank. Dec. 7, 1879, two horsemen rode up to the tes; door of the Daviess County Savings Bank in this place, one of whom dismounted and quickly entered the bank,where Cash ier John W. Sheets and a customer named McDowell were the only ones present. The stranger gave Shietts a bill to change, and as the cashier turned to accommodate him he shot him twice, first through the heart and then through the head. Mc Dowell was easily intimidated into sub mission, while the robber went behind the counter and plundered the safe and till of d $700. The citizens had in the meantime organized, and when the murderer made his exit from the bank they were fast ap proaching. Just as he placed his foot in the stirrup his horse plunged and the rob ber fell and was dragged 50 feet along the roadway. The citizens opened fire upon him, when the mounted robber turned, rode back to his companion, who had freed himself by this time, and waited till the, latter leaped behind him, when they gal. loped off together on the same mount. On the outskirts of the town they met a citizen riding a good horse, which they confiscated at the revolver's point, and in a few minutes they had DISTANCED THEIR PURSUERB. The abandoned horse was fully identified as the property of Jesse James. June 3, 1871, occurred the robbery of the Obocock Bros.' bank at Corydon, Iowa, which-was I ahe accomplished in the more bueiness-like way which had begun to distinguish the later raids from the helter skelteraffairs of earlier days. The gang numbered ast I a. men, three of whom mounted guard out side while three entered. the bank, bound ' the cashier hand and foot, and-.etecled $9,000. They then rode over to apolitical meeting in progress on the outktrts of the re town and interrupted the speakerlery~ r- Clay Deanlong enough to entei~taIA V* n audience, who believed they were fJking, , d with a brief account of their exploit, afteru We which they waved their hats in the Aiaid ke rode off; r Sherifs' posses mate life so budensoie e N fb the robbers in wesn ter rl p , this oceurrence that tiiey w' .. t t1 sh ift the scene of thFr operat osai , when next heard ,Fo aV i k.,where 4Ave ofý t Sposit Bantk, o l gathered up a fe nn4to4t a f wrpisn t a .. ; legs outrage. R. A. C. Martin and James in- Garnett were in the bank at the time of THE MURDER OF THE CASHIER, the and when they sought to intercede for him they were also fired upon, but escaped be my fore the robbers could add them to the list 20, of their victims. to Western Missouri sheriffs now claimed ti d that they had cleaned out the bandits, but ai a startling occurrence on Sept. 26, 1872, nt showed that their claim had no foundation cl in fact. Upon that day there had been an ti rer enormous attendance at the Kansas City ht nd fair grounds, and the James boys and the 2,- Youngers had laid a plan to intercept and a ler kill the treasurer on his way to the city ar ard rob him of the large sum in his charge. is ral Luckily, tl e treasurer that afternoon left h( ch earlier than usual for the city and by an oy unaccustomed route, the accident saving ap he his life and the $9,000 which he carried ad with him. A ticket seller, who was charg- th nd ed to bring home $970, collected at the of en gate after the treasurer's departure, was su ad attacked by three horsemen in the early ,dusk of the evening and in the presence of roi thousands of people. The robbers seized th, m his box and, when he resisted, shot him tal re and rode off. The James boys never pub- do n- lished fuller or more emphatic alibis than ix they produced a few days after this SMEMORABLE OCCASION. a te The robbers got very near St. Louis when thi 1e on May 27, 1873, they captured the bank pet at St. Genevieve, Mo. The cashier, Gen. met Rezier, and his son were on hand, and when the two robbers entered the bank and r presented their revolvers the son ran for 1- the street, a shot which the robber fired to le interrupt him inflicted only a flesh woun'l the in the back. The general was forced to on d open the safe from which the robbers took mo $3,500. i L- The West Missouri bandits first tried their hand at train robbery at Adair, Iowa, ant where, at 8:30 P. M., July 21, 1873. they pet threw the engine and two baggage cars of tior the Rock Island express off the track, the sonr j engineer being crushed to death in the wreck. Masked figures arose from the the darkness and, firing repeatedly drove the this s passengers into the cars. The express car duc - and a few of the passengers were robbed, son the entire booty being not less than $2,500. sra Jan, 15, 1374, occurred the robbery of the Malvern and Hot Springs stage by a six Shband of Missouri horsemen. They got of v about $2,000 cash and an equal value in bott r jewlery. A couple of weeks later occurr fed su TAE ROBBERY All . TeATi disp nd THE ROBBERY OF A. TRAIN. of the Iron Mountain railroad at Gad's Hill Mo. Jan. 30, 1874, the trading steamer Ellen D., while tied up to Point Jefferson. La., )V- by five handsomely dressed men who, ng coming at different times and appearing to 3e- be strangers to one another, suddenly to acted in concert, overcame the crew, and lot removed from the boat $1,000 in cash and $600 worth otjudiciously selected goods. to Among the other noted robberies may ?k- be mentioned that of the San Antonio and by Austin, Tex., stage, April 7, 1834; the th robbery of a wealthy menc*ghnt nYp.le county, Arkaii is, in November, 1874; ts. the Tishbonnege Batnk robbery at Corinth. it, Miss., and on the same day the robbery of of $30,000 from a Kansas Pacific railroad ti- train at Muncie, Kan. THE NEXT TRAIN ROBBERY ed occurred on the Vandalia line, at Long he Point, Ill., July 6, 1875. The robbers, a- three in number, shot the enginner dead of and then ran the engine and express car ahead about two miles, when they ordered I ts the express messenger to open the car. a He refused, and they fired a number of is shots into it, but lacked the nerve to break in the roof. Meantime the conductor and I a number of passengers came up on the °f foe, and the robbers, who were evidently , tyros at the business, ran off. The gang e were subsequently given away by a woman in Terre Haute and punished. It has I always been supposed that the shot which killed the engineer was fired more through c. nervousness than intent. 1e In several other robberies the operations I k of the bandits were crowned with suc- t cess. the most notable being the Otter- f d ville, Mo., train robbery, in which a band i- of eight men captured $15,000. It was d AT NORTHFIELD MINN., b. that the bandits fairly met their Waterloo, g !, and the truthfullness of Hobbs Kerry's 8 e confession received substantial confirma e tion. The robbers had never before gene c' so far north, and as if in anticipation of tl stern resistance, they had never before e: equipped themselves so thoroughly or ta- li e ken more careful precautions. By twos f and threes they rode into the town on mag e nificent horses that had been purchased o in St. Paul for the undertaking. The h: dash upon the bank was made Sept.6th, tt - 1876, three of the gang entering the bank z while the remainder did duty outside. The 01 - cashier, Haywood, refused the robbers' tI request to open the vault. Bunker, a th clerk, made a dash for the outside, follow- a ed by Bob Younger, who shot hinf in the d shoulder. Meantime the citizens outside l had begun to open 4re on the robbers, who began to call on those inside to hurry up, ca as they could niot long stand the fusilade. sli The three then retreated, one of them, af ter he cleared the raili°g. shooting the at cashier dead, remarking as he fid it, "as of a warning to those bank cashiers to open of up when we ask them to." THE FIGHT ON THE STREETS was a hot one. From windows and gal- pl leries and from behind fences the citizens fr4 poured in a fire upon the robbers, two of them fell dead from their saddles. A third was soaorely wounded that be nea- n ly fell, and was foroed to beg his campan- ca ions not to,desert him. One of, then pt on the horse with him azi held him du- thi ring the retreat. This was full of hard IsIºp and disaster to the roi~berswho at be Mala were attac.ted by 'Sierit (filspin all and potee, who killed one of the band and ha wponded and captured two others, who Bi eoni dsed that they were the Youners, alud f:it the dead ~miPas rlie ltra ne Those tilled at Northe ;ii' identifled to, a- Miller and 81 e Te Vounrgers r BQvered n, gdsa ,tre tried ansi sent 'ptetary, where they -pe t in ma.tain-.. i.tan annoying silence on the s.deeo, o tea who were with them o..ei 4b* trip3 t prthheld. ames ROAMING ROBERTS. He Takes in the Flourishing City of him Billings and Relates What he Saw and Heard. list Special Correspondence of the Record. BILLINGS, MONT., Sept. 12.-For the first med time in five years I am amidst the noise but and bustle of a railroad town. Night and 872, day the shriek of the ir4 horse and the tion clang of the bell awakensAhe echoes and r an the would-be sleeper. 'he copper cent, City heretofore a curiosity #g Montana, is in the and active circulation; th ve-cent nickels city are a power in the land, -d our old and rge. much beloved Canada ar hard to get c left hold of. Where b le over a year 111g ago the prairie dog was r arch of all the ried adobe land he surveyed .w exists the erg- thriving town of Billh~'t ith its miles the of side tracks, its street r` ay, blocks of d was substantial buildings, railad shops and e of round houses. On appro ng the town a zed the first thing that str esihe eye is the a lin tall spire of the handsoe brick church n donat'dl by the Hon. Fre _ Billings, af ter whom 0no town is n On a nearer I approach mamn moth buifd.d that almost ,en throw Benton i: the shf t itake their ap- is mnk pearance. To a stranger, after a two d4 en. months' sojourn in tis. it is cl Ind A VERITABLE NEW 5X . cc rod Billings was dressed inI b.iday attire to for when I arrived, the railway Wi gnates and PC n their guests having but just poWed through to on their way to the grand welding cere- th ok monies of the Northern Paci4. The hills II ed had been robbed of their gr 'mth of pine a 1 , and Billini gs madle to appear sort of per- pa ey petual Christmas tree. Flags of all na of tions bedecked every house and a hand some pavilion built of wheat and oats from ex he the fertile valley above, contained every- an he thing in the vegetable line Montana pro- lar ar duces, to enable Villard and party to form lar d, some idea of what Montana can do. Oat ex of straw seven feet in length, cabbage forty- ht a six inches in circumference, potatoes, two pri ot of which would fill the ordinary pinch- sor bottomed peddler's bushel,and melons and per r squash of huge proportions. Outside was oft displayed a block of coal from the Bull oth s mountain coal fields four feet square, piles of Barker bullion and ores from Barker, I n Montana, and Clark's Fork districts. hce Thirty carriages were in waiting hav to convey the incredulous easterners has o to the valley above to show them the crops Bill Y of which they saw samples at the depot, bui d and many availed themselves of the op- con portunity to see one of rusl thJ MONTANA S FERTILE VALLEYS. and A fulll fledged brass baend d oursed ale sweet music and the resi'ients turned out tl 74; en mass~s to welcome their distinguished h Ith, guests, and pride thieitielves on having m of made the most attractive display west of b St. Paul. In return, they were treated to hi addresses from Win. M. Evarts, Villard, ng Billings, General Grant and other nota- y` ,rs, bles, all of them expressing great pleasure la 3$c at the display provided for them, and their to ear enthusiastic reception by the people of Bil- tit red lings. at ar. THE TOWN al, of nak is enjoying a season of prosperity. The th nd boom has passed. Business, for a time qi ;he dull and stagnant, has now settled into a tly regular channel on a solid basis, and from wi 2 the present outlook Billings will be an im. p1 las portant point on the Northern Pacific. fri ch THE BENTON BRANCH gh is no more a thing of the future, but work fr ins will commence at once and the road built ic- to the coal fields, forty miles, this fall. M. to rd G. Grant, engineer-in chief, and C. A. De war, engineer in charge, are here now for with their party to cross section, and a rol o, grading outfit from the Clark Fork diyi O sion are on their way here to start work. ha a- That Billings will be the supply point for ae coal for the road is an undisputed fact, as an of the Bull mountains seem to contain an in- be re exhaustable supply. The people of Bil-e a- lings seem to be far ahead of the average the °B Montana towns for enterprise. A ditch, bne id or rather canal, of mammoth proportions,e se has been dug some thirty miles above, and pri , the water is at present within a few miles hat ie of town. It will be distributed in ditches the S, through the town, something similar to a the arrangement at Salt Lake, and will be of '- a big improvement, pp the present hot and qut dusty streets are any thing but enjoyable. self to AN ARTESIAN WELL' gri ?, company with a capital of $20,000 are 3, sinking as the upper end of town mand are ext e at present down 180 feet and have 140 feet not is ofwater. If they succeed in striking a flow in I n of water, of which they feel extremely ern confident, Billings will be well supplied sea' with pure water and the present expensive plan of hauling in barrels three miles from the river, will be;done away with. , I was surprised at the number of busi- P ness houses and the large amount of goods of I carried ton ther respective lines. .wit H. cLARK , co., id the well known railroad contractors, who in t have done a wholesale and rethil bnsine Mr, all along the line of the Northern Pacific, hea have established a permanent house here at irot n Billings and are doing an extensive busi_. the nesw. Their building is the largest in of town and the marmmoth siges of I. Clark spe SCo., can be sen 1tom a long distancea - t e S directio, T business Is ied to Montana alone, but they do a ex- was Stensive trade in Wyorjw also Thin y L `ve their own teams a deliver ge ie folRdreds of mile "iree XT.sanian superttds the o lte B p alrd and extensive, and their business con stantly on the increase. ;y f H. H. BALE & CO., D wholesale and retail druggists, have just moved into the Masonic building, and have one of the largest and best furnished first drug houses I have seen in the Territory. toise They are just opening out an immense and stock received a few days ago from the I the East, and claim they will have the largest and and most complete line of goods carried by I ent, any drug house in Montana. I s in S. H. ERWIN'S I kels exclusive wholesale liquor house, on Mon- I1 and tana avenue, does a big business in liquors h get cigars and bar fixtures. The Hon. Sid. is a 'ear well known and extremely popular, and E the handles none but A No. 1 goods. His h the trade is extensive, notionly on the line 'of iles the railroad, but in Wyoming and the Ju- m Sof dith Basin country. c< nd STEBBINS, MURD & CO., St wi are the banking firm of Billings and do af the a large banking business. They advance fa rch money on wool and other securities on in af- most favorable terms. The Headquarters ta rer IIotel, sU ost THE RAILROAD EATING HOUSE A Ip- is a handsome new building at the cii wo depot. It is a strictly first- of class house, and furnishes the best of ac- co commodations for guests, and the proprie- BI ire tors, Messrs. Green & Peck, are genial and al nd popular gentleman. est gh ED. WESTBROOK, thi e- the livery man, keeps an excellent stable. ed s Hlie thoroughly understands the care of in ne a horse, and consequently enjoys a large his r- patronage. There are numerous Br a- OTHER BUSINESS HOUSES. he d- P. W. McAdams, grocer, who does an chf m extensive retail business; the Windsor On V- and Magnolia hotels, both of which do a vie D- large business; Tommy Mullen, the popu- adi rn lar saloon and lunch counter man, who Tel it extends the right hand of fellowship to the inti r- hungry and dry; Me gee Bros., genial pro- chi 'o prietors of the Bank Exchange; J. H. Wil- his 1- son, the tonsorial artist and professor of don d penmanship; M. B. Bademaker, proprietor pla4 's of the Blue Grass sample rooms, and many and 11 others. son NRaW RrITlTr.nT1N iles NEW BLUILDINGS. ker, Billings is about to erect a $12,000 school icts. het.e. Eight thousand dollars in bonds ting have been issued and the balance, $4,000, ners has been subscribedby the Hon. Frederick rops Billings. Many new and substantial brick pot, building are taking the place of the hastily op- constructed shacks put up in the first rush of business, when the railroad reached here. The Wheatly Brothers are erecting rsed a livery barn 34x100 to accommodate out the increase of trade. The new depot, a :il handsome and commodious building, is al ing most completed. The railroad company is of building more new stalls at the round I to house and it is expected they will soon ird, build extensive machine'shops. The stock ota- yards are extensive and will be built still tre larger. The work on the Benton branch ieir to Bull mountain will help materialy to Bil- tide the town over the long winter months, and Billings has a prosperous outlook ahead as one of the important towns on [he the line of the Northern Pacific. I met me quite a number of BENTON NOTABLES om whilehere-Dr. Kneedler and Asa Sam im. ples, who were on a flying visit to Helena; friend Overfield, of I. G. Baker & Co; Mr. Burghardt, of the Clendenin Mining and Snklting company;.Ed: Smith, the )rk freighter, and others. Ed. Smith's bull and i lilt mule teams are loading freight for Ben- i M. tou, and Bishop Lewis and his running i mate, Al. Hutchinson, loaded their teams I ow for I. G. Baker & Co. and Wackerlin, and 4 rolled out the day after I arrived. A FAILURE ] rk. has been recorded in Billings, Marks & 1 for Soule of the "Blue Front" having made I as an assignment to J. A. Church for the t in benefit of their creditors. I did not learn I i their liabilities, but theyare somewhere a ge near $25,000, it is rumored. The firm have 1 , been enlarging and extending their busi- I is, ness and selling goods at extremely low f nd prices, on time payments, and claim to es have outstanding more than. will cover t es their indebtedness. g THE CATTLE INTEREST oe of Billings are large, and it is the head qd quarters for a number of cattle men whose stock range in the Yellowtdone' and Muse le. selshell valleys. A great number of pil grim cattle have been shipped from the e re States this summer and all -are being dis-' tributed over Montana's ranges. It isa - re experiment,and it is hoped the winter wil et not be severe, ahdthe new stock do well, w in which case an immense amount of east ly ern capital will come to Montana next 9 ai season for investment in stock. p re P es A Severe Accldeut. -i. Peter Fox, for some years an employe b is of Kennedy & Kelly, the butchers, met with a very painful and perhapsserious sa- q cident yesterday afteimn;-, while atwork g o in the Arm's slaughter hour e near the city. SMr. Fox was dreawhg 4 eareasis o `'± t, heavy beef up by a windieshahving heavy it iron cranks when by an unfaraen slip of the wrist thecrank was all edg to fy out n of his band and, I$ Ith ightning k speeda ,ruek him a terrei---lRw well up oa the f head, feling h lstantly. He, St i1 uneonselous fo r soe Swas. not;iatti medlca was 7ta herecoE3 ne . t*im abm ~:~tI IIw i ~-~.tttt; 9~~;""~; ~ 7 Justhow 'Ul~~B L8~ COn- BISHOP BRIONDEL. The New Bishop of Montana Visits just the River M[etropolisl-His I. and pressions of His New Location. ished Bishop Brondel, accompanied by Father tor. Cataldo, superior of the Jesuit missions in tense Montana, arrived in the city yesterday af the ternoon and were assigned quarters in the gest elegant apartments of John W. Power, on d by Front street. A large number of persons visited the Bishop to-day, among them a REcoRD news hunter, who desired to I [on- learn something of the Bishop's life and uors his impressions of Montana. The reporter a I. is was cordially welcomed, and found Bishop t and Brondel one of the easiest men to interview o His he ever met. 'of The Bishop is one of the most genial of ii Jd- men, and an entertaining speaker-his it conversation being at once witty and in- li structiye and his manners easy and tr Ido affable. He acted as though perfectly al nee familiar with the wiles of the newspaper s( on interviewer and, without waiting to be (t ers talked to death, entered at once upon the hi subject by stating that be has been in America seventeen years, was born in the B the city of Bruges, in Flanders, and is 42 years al ost- of age. His ecclesiastical studies were m ac- commenced in the University of Louvain, co ie- Brussels, one of the most noted education- B' end al institutions in the world, having been 18 established some 400 years and having at ge this time 1,600 students. He was ordain- C( le. ed a priest by Cardinal Stercx at Mechlin 24 of in December, 1864, and consecrated a N *ge bishop December 14, 1879, at Victoria, tr British Columbia. Since his consecration thi he has been Bishop of Vancouver, having inl an charge of the west of Canada, Alaska, etc. so0 or On combining Montana into one apostolic les a vicarate Bishop Brondel was appointed din u- administrator and is now visiting the tw ho Territory for the purpose of dividing it wi he into dioceses and placing priests in we 0- charge of them. The Bishop will make nli L- his headquarters at Helena until this is Ch of done, but will not choose his permanent cot 3r place ofresidence-which will be his see fo iy and from which he will take his title-for " some three or four years. In the mean- leti time he retains the title of Bishop of Van- of i ol couver, although the administration of the Gei I8 affairs of the apostolic vicarate of Vancou- the ver will be in the hands of his coadjutor, and k Bishop Jonckan. When Bishop Brondel Mil k selects his title, however, Bishop Jonckan why y willbecome Bishop of Vancouver. five it When asked his impressions of Montana, A d the Bishop grew quite enthusiastic and ex- com g pressed the highest opinion of the soil and ream e climate, so far as he had been able to eith a observe them. He saw the exhibit of. P Choteau county at the Territorial Fair ard of s Swas quite taken up with the wonderful edg' I richness of the mineral and cereal spect- ser mens. The Sun River Valley and country goo, c between Benton and Helena attracted his Ir I attention particularly, and he feels confi- I cl dent that, with the proper Irrigation, few of tl sections of the country can equal it. It is fere not too much to say that Montana has no act I more enthusiastic admirer than Bishop sour Brondel. tion The Bishop will remain in the city until pro] Monday, when he leaves for Helena to boat meet Archbishop Seghers, who is on his hung way to Rome to attend a meeting of the hara Archbishops of the United States, which Perl takes place at the beginning of November. nish On the Sabbath he will take part in the whi services at the Catholic Church. Masses even I will be said at10:30 a. m., and 7 p. m. Af ter evening mass the sacrament of confir mation will be administered. As there is much curiosity to hear Bishop Brondel the church will undoubtedly be crowded. N Bishop Brondel is a little below medium the s height, quite fleshy, with a rotund, good- expk natured face that fairly shone with smiles old. as he talked about Montana and his in- built tended work here. He speaks slowly and Five precisely, but in a most pleasant manner, sheri and it was regretfUlly that the news man lain brought his visit to an end. Wherever were Bishop Brondel locates he Will number his 17o ft friends-both in and out of thechurch--by freig the score, and his past work is a sufficient inspe guarantee that the vicarate of Montana July will prosper under his administration. built b-at. aa Emss . Utrava Iu zu usZeUILRA IUraen.I The "Little Phis." b E This is the name of the boat to be launch the ed on the Upper Missouri by Commodore die- Wheeler. The Commodore ;received no Stice last evening that the boat had just ar llrived at Townsend, to which point he a ast will proceed on this morning's train ac- n iext compeaned by Mr. Jacob Medary, for the purpose of launching the craft. They ex pect to get the boat In the water to-day, and will adjust the machinery and put it s in place, after which a short trial trip will oye be .made and the boat wilt be taken down met to Stubbs' ferry, which will be its "head ar- quarters." The long-ago dream of navi ork gating the Misonuri river above the falls ty will soon be au aeomp fat.-Dde f a ¶T ty Sometu.m. r to ealde h out . RE"tSkp*i-tAn aIrtldel printed in a a~ lastra asgeant by enri Roch- be fort; abing King Hambert, .aa aroused s grat on thr hoout Ital.. 'I he 7 . s t hher a g rat h ocketn bsmMouIed by tb r'ensch for ieers hie at tbF ase hi an 4A men o THE COW ISLAND FIGHT. xilitt Letter From Cel. Ilges on Miles and Im. the Ne3 Perce.. er FORT ASLSINNIBOINE, M. T., ins In August 12, 1883. iy af- Upon my return from St. Paul, Minn., i the I saw for the first time the letter of Major , on G. W. Baird, paymaster U. S. Army, a ,sons copy of which appeared in your issue of m a July 14th last, and under the above head h to ing. and While Major Baird's letter gives much )rter additional and correct information relating shop to the movements of the different columns Ylew operating in the fall of 1877 under differ ent officers against the Nez Perce Indians, I of its omission of some pertinent facts with -his in the Major's knowledge, and particular in- ly pertinent to the question at issue be and tween Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Mason etly and Major Baird, is calculated to ignore per services faithfully rendered, and obsceare be (unintentionally, no doubt,) the truth of the history. in In justice to one enlisted man, Private the Bundy, Company B, Seventh Infantry, ars and thirty-seven citizen volunteers under ere my command, I desire to say that this lin, column took up its line of march from Fort on- Benton at noon of the 21st of September, sen 1877, crossing the Missouri at Fort Clag at get, and reaching the opposite shore of in- Cow Island on the evening of September lin 24th, six hours after the departure of the a Nez Perces from that point and having ia, traveled about two hundred miles; that on this column on the morning of the follow ng ing day (September 25th) crossed the Mis tc. souri, followed the trail of the Nez Perces lic leading up Cow creek, overtook these In :ed dians at noon and engaged in a battle of he two hours' duration with them, during it which one volunteer and several Indians in were killed; that during the following ke night I dispatched two of my volunteers, is Charles Buckuam and William Gantes, as nt couriers to General Miles, paying them for their dangerous service the sum of or $300; that these two couriers delivered my n_ letter of information as to the whereabouts a- of the Nez Perces on September 26th to e General Miles, who was then operating on a- the eastern slope of the Little Rockies, and, that they conducted as guides Gen'l el Miles and his command to Snake creek, where the final capture took place after five days' severe fighting. Although these services rendered by my command have for some unaccountable d reason never been publicly recognized, o either officially or otherwise, I hold in my f possession a private note from Gen. Miles d of subsequent date, in which he acknowl 1 edges the receipt of my information and service rendered, of which he made such good use. In justice to my independent command, - I claim that the same discovered the trail of the Nez Perces, after evading the dif ferent commands in pursuit, and the ex act location of their crossing of the Mis souri; that it relieved the dangerous posi tion of Fort Clagget; that it saved by its 1 prompt advance and pursuit two steam boats (then near Cow Island) and over one hundred tons of Government freight; that harassed, fought and delayed the Nez Perces for about two days, and that it fur nished the information to General Miles which rendered final success probable and even possible. GUIDO ILGES, IAeut. Col. 18th Infantry. is What Sort of a Boat Mhe Was. the NEW YolK, Sept. S.-It turns out that um the steamer Riverdale, the story of- whose )d. explosion was told yesterday, was 35 years les old. Twelve years ago her hull was re in- built and her name changed to Alexis. ,nd Five years ago she was disposed of at a er, sberiff's sale, and a year after she was an named the Riverdale. Two new boilers rer were then put in. She was a wood vessel, hs 175 feet long, and had two decks, one for by freight and the other for passengers. The mnt inspectors gave a certificate of inspection na July 21 last, and certified that the boat was built in 1871, though she was then an old boat, the mistake evidently arising from confounding the reconstruction of the hull h- with the original construction of the ves sre el. One explosion had before taken place on her, but fortunately without fatal re sults, No steps were taken to raise her he and the owners announce that divers would not be employed to examine the vessel. It he is believed that salt water was used in the boilers alternately with fresh water, and that thebexplosion may have been the re suit of the corrosion of the boiler iron. In spector General Dumont will make a thor ough investigation of the case. All the d- missing persons have been accounted for. TIIE VICTIS,. si NEW YORx, Sept. 8 -The remains ot Mrs. Sisson, killed by the explosion, were removed to her home in Tarrytown to-day. The funeral will be delayed a few days in hopes of the recovery of her husband's body, whose life was also lost by the dis in aster. The Rev. Mr. Gardner is still alive, but sinking. Mate Salair has been taken home for nursing. Oiler Kenny, who was i badly scalded, is Improving. , Slad.nu d ratt4 c ehli Lust fFight. Y Tom5, Sept. 10.-Harry Hill, Ide : the Slade-.M tchell t Sb si~~d + ikthe followfq- ultimatum=: SI aly. pecit j bSae hc d and Itthelte 5. .ust giit. e10 miles otf.lew Or R t R as I au aisprel that no interee taot teres the lghthi sewo off cober 84, apet. °O. w e tto put ho an in r Ikthe hears hoets