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ol. m*Benton, Montana, Wednesday, December 6, 1882. YELLOWSTONE PARK. Names of Many of the Directors of the Im provement Company, Including Numerous Distinguished Men-What the Com pany Proposes to Do. W AsmlNoroN, Nov. 22-Some time ago the contract between the secretary of the interior on the one part and Mes sers. H. F. Doughlass of Fort Yates, Dak., and C. T. Hobart of Fargo on the ether part, for the erection of hotels and providing other accommodations and fa cllities for visitors to Yellowstone park, was published in these dispatches. Un der t his contract the parties of the second part have proceeded to organize a joint stock company and for this purpose, wi tli other parties interested in the en terpriso, held a protracted session in (hliicago some time ago, and selected an ex cutive committee and in part ap pointed a board of directors. This board will consist of many of the most noted eaipitalists, business men and politicians of the country. It is not yet quite com plete, two or three other prominent gen tlemen who have been solicited not hav ing yet sifinitied a willingness to accept directorships in the association. The following named gentlemen have al yeady been determined upon as direc tors: Robert L. Green, Elizabeth, N. J., lawyer; C. E. Haupt, St. Paul, Minn., civil engineer-a son of Gen. Haupt; C. A. Roberts, Fargo, Dak., merchant; J. B. Gilfillan, Minneapolis, lawyer; P. H. Kelly, St. Paul, merchant; H. T. Doug lass, Fort Yates, Dak., merchant; Hon. Roscoc Conkling, New York, lawyer; A. H. Vanderpool, New York; Rufus Hatch, New York, retired banker; Charles E. Quincy, New York, banker; Olen. J. A. Williamson, Boston, ex-com missioner of the general land office; John B. Lyon, Chicago, merchant, J. B. Houston, New York, president of the Mail lteamniship company; John Clay, Jr., Chicago and Brantford, Ont., sub commissioner under the royal commis sion on agriculture from England to the United States; Hon. R. T. Merrick, Washington, D. C., lawyer; Elijah Smith, Boston capitalist; Carroll m. Ho bart, Fargo, Dak., division superintend ent Northern Pacific railway; H. J Hastings, New York, editor; Hon. John It. Broad, New York, judge of the au preme court, New York; Samuel W. Merton, Chicago capitalist; Mr. Church New York, artist; James S. Huntington, Hartford, Con., capitalist; John C. Wy man, Valley Falls, R. I., manufacturer; A. J. H-atch, Stamford, Con., stock broker; George Elly, If ynn, lawyer and rtitr ed eanitalist. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE consists of Aaron J. Vanderpool, John B. Gilfillan, Henry F. Douglass, Gen. James A. Williams, Charles E. Quincy, P. H. Kelly, John Clay, Jr., John B. Lyon, Joseph S. Huntington. Mr. Ho bart of Fargo has been elected vice pres ident and will be superintendent of the branch of the Northern Pacific in pro cess of construction from Livingston to the park and will have general super vision of the affairs of the association. PLANS OF THE SYNDICATE. Two hundred men are at work now on the branch line and twenty-five men in the park getting out the timber for the hotel buildings. It is expected that everything will be ready for the ac commodation of visitors by the first of June next. Mr. Hobert is now here for the purpose of locating the lands on which the hotels are to be erected and obtaining the lease from the govern ment. As soon as this is done the $500, 000 which Mr. Harris has promised to advance will be forthcoming. The man agers will have another meeting in New on the 3rd of December, when they will complete their organisation. One good result of this enterprise will be the pro tection of the park from vandalism, which, if allowed to continue, would, it is said in a few years entirely deprive it of its attractions as a place of national resort and interest. It is said that dur ing the encampment of Gen. Sheridan's troops in the park, the worst species of vandalism were committed by the sold iers, and over 16,000 acres of timber land were laid waste by fire. Under proper police regulations and the extension of the judiciary over the reservation, which will be brought about by the association it is expected that vandalism in the park will be entirely superseded. A gentleman from the east recently, via the Northern Pacific, offers to wager that trains will be running between St. Paul and Helena before the dlose of the present fiscal year. A Good Race. The following very interesting account of a mile and a quarter handicap at San Francisco, in which two Montana horseA figured-one of them winning-is from the Examiner: "Joe Howell showed to the front right away, Frank Rhoads close up and Boulis but a few feet behind. The rest strung out a length apart before the quarter had been run. When they had gone half a mile Frank Rhoads went up and passed Howell and kept that order to the half mile post, where Flowers, Winters' little colored rider, commenced to push up with Atalanta. At the bottom of the track Atalanta had got to third place. Here, too, Garfield made his etfort, but the pace was too hot, an.d he could not stay. The real race was made on the home stretch, from the three-quarter pole all the way to the finish. Rhoads was a bit ahead at the stables, where Duffy made his last effort with Joe Howell. As the gallant old horse ral lied under the whip and shot ahead of Rhoads, hundreds cheered and waved their hats, for his success was very pop ular and they thought he had won the race. Then as the leader's speed began to fail and Frank Rhodes crept up and up until he had lapped Howell's girth, the cheer died away and many a long face was drawn. Under the wire the leaders thundered, Houston whipping frantically and Duffy sitting close to his horse, riding him out but using no whip. 'A dead heat,' cried the people on the outside. 'Howell wins!' 'Rhoads wins!' came from all parts of the track, but Joe Howell was the winner by a bare nose, and had the race been a yard longer, so fast was Rhoads coming up Howell would have gone to second place." "Did you not cut that a trifle fine, Duf fy?" asked the reporter, after the race, thinking that Duffy was imitating Ford ham, the illustrious English jockey, and had, purposely made a sensational finish. "No, sir," replied Duffy "the last time I gave old Joe the whip he winced and swerved, but did not respond, and I knew that he was clean run out. All I could do was to ease him as much as possible, by sitting close and preying to the Lord that Houston would think he was beat and stop coming. I tell you that Joe was run out to the last pound, and little wonder over such a track with that weight." The race was run in 2:17. The track was very heavy. The Montana race horse Jocko will run in the two-mile heat race at Oak land, California, on the 9th inst. The reason Jocko did not take part in the four-mile race was because the track was heavy, and, beside, had not had suffi cient work. Oanadian Paciflo Engineering Difficulties. WINNIPEG, Nov. 25.-Maj. Rogers, assistant chief engineer of the Canadian. Pacific railroad, returned last night from the Rockies, where he has been for two years looking for a direct line to connect with the British Columbia end of the line. He says that at the summit of Kicking Horse pass was found a beau tiful prairie, three miles long by two wide. There was also a chain of three lakes and a beautiful glacier on the south side appeared to fill up a valley in the mountains from the summit. The party followed the side of the mountains for ten miles. From the summit the BlacLberry runs westward, and Bow river eastward. The prairie referred to is described as interspersed with large trees of spruce, Douglass fir and other varieties, presenting a beautiful, park like appearance. During the past spring three new parties were sent out to re place those which had returned the pre ceding winter. ' Those coming by way of Fort Benton reached Kicking Horse valley in July of this year. Maj. Rogers had in the . meantime reached AeMil lan's encampment. About the 24th of May a party of ten or twelve men was sent up Kicking Horse pass with sup plies to meet Aymer's party, who it was thought would be short of provisions. MeMillan's party was reinfoted by the new party, and recommended work in the Kicking Horse pass., The surveys of ten miles each way having been made from opposite dirertion, there remained AN UNSURVEYED SPACE of ten miles, whlh the party now sur veyed. The second summit of the pass is twenty miles. frn C.luEbia river. Aymer's party is stated to have pnt a large p of the Wrson in Here iAa it is Wstatal t e (a4a of about ',0O feeli. a d*tande of Lve miles, or O0'. feet to the mile. It is pro posed to overcome these difficulties by alternately tunnelling and cutting. Should it be found impracticable to cross the Selkirk range in direct line, the val ley of the Columbia will have to be followed. He started from the summit of Kicking Horse pass to cut a trail down to where McMillan was surveying and was afterward ordered to cut a trail to the Colnmbia river and thence to the pass discovered by Maj. Rogers through the Selkirk range. There are said to be serious difficulties in the way of effect ing a crossing through this pass; for in stance it is said that there are five miles of snow slides where no shed would have sufficient strength to resist. This river bends a long way to the north, whereby the distance would be very much in creased, though no great engineering difficulties would be encountered. Heus ton's party started to run a preliminary and location survey from the summit of the Kicking Horse pass westward and Davis' party eastward. It seems to be a settled matter that the railway is to be built through the Kicking Horse pass, but how the difficulties of the Selkirk range are to be overcome, would appear to be rather a question for the future to decide. Important Developments. The Pioneer Press of the 26th ult. says: President Hill, of the Manitoba company, and President Stephen of the Canadian Pacific left St, Paul last night on the 8:4.5 train for New York city their private car being attached to the regular passenger. Mr. Hill will be absent two weeks, and it is stated on good authority that his visit East with president Steph en is the result of the favorable termina tion of the conference which has been held relative to the future relations of the two railways. It is also stated that negotiations are in progress which will undoubtedly end in an agreement upon one of the most important developments in the railway line yet attempted in the Northwest. It is understood that the relations of the Manitoba and Canadian Pacific will be much more closely allied than ever before, and that theWy -.-;ni nw join in a common interest of vast imi portance and insuring the beginning of a work or inagnitude. Edison's Dream. New York special to Cincinnati Ga zette: The Edison Electric Light Com pany promises, if the developments of the light are at all equal to the present expectations, to become perhaps even a more iniquitous monopoly than the gas companies now constitute. Origin ally the experiments for the electric light were carried on with a capital of perhaps $100,000. This was swelled in to a watered stock of $360.000, and now the capital is $720,000. Edison's great object is to so water the stock as to final ly issue twenty or thirty shares for every now held by the Electric Light com pany stockholders; and, if this is accom plished, the capital willbe raised to from 115.000.000 to $20,000fO00. Who will have to pay for this? The people of course. His idea is to enjoy a stringent monop9 ly of the entire electric lighting of the country, to absorb all the other electric companies, and to make competition ab solutely impossible. Edison owns of the present 7,200 shares nearly one-third and if his dreams can be realized, his in terest in the company some day will be worth from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000. The fact is the scheme is throbbing through his mind so wildly that he does not give himself time to eat, to sleep, to think, almost; that he abandons soap and water and meals, all the comforts and conven iences of life, to work night and day at his shops, and is reducing himself to the condition of the niost pitiable 14borer. Distress in Ireland. LoNDON, Nov. 24.-It has been offici ally reported to the Government that a wildespread distress is feared in Ireland this winter. The distri ts are most seri ously affected through want of the em ployed on farms and the failure of the potatoe crop are Sligo, Ballena, Seven ford and the greater portion of Galway. There is much destitution in West Clare and Connaught. Owing to the continu ous heavy demnands upon Irehmen in America to support tie 'a d I L ue there has been a consetirable decrease in remittances to the st .ggling natives in Ireland. This has reduced many to the condition of being unable to pur chase new seed. WAs'. K , November 28.-F-ort Point, San Franclsco, will hereafter be known s Winaield Scoff, and Fort San Joe, on the e 'rb r Isort Mason CHEAP BTATOQNERY. A Valuable Invention Adopted by thq Post Office Department. WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.-The post master general to-day concluded a cc n tract with Leo Ehrlich of St. Louis for the use of his recent ingenious invention of combination letter sheet and envelope. By the middle of January, the Ehrlich invention will be on sale at the principal postoffices in the country, in the shape of a letter sheet and envelop and stamp, all for 3 cents, and a circular letter and envelope and stamp for one cent, adding cost of paper. The single sheet is man tfactured with gummed flaps, which, when the sheet is folded, lap over the two open edges and secure the missive. The government stamp is to be embossed on one of these flaps, which comes over like the flap on an envelope, and the whole is licked, stamped and sealed with the same motion. This brings the stamp where the old wafers and seal used to be, instead of being upon the up per right hand corner. The letter can not be opened nor the embossed stamp removed without destroying the stamp. The principal advantage is ITS CHEAPNESS, both to the government and to the busi ness public. To the man who writes his communication on one side of the sheet, it will be a saving of 50 per cent in time and expense. It will cast but a trifle more than an ordinary envelope, and in general use will save, it is alleged, half the present weight of the letter mails. The stamped article will be manufac tured under the supervision of the gov ernment stamped envelope agents. Those that are to be put on sale at the stamp windaws will be of the denomina tions of 3 2 and 1 cent, the latter, or cir cular form, being minus the end flap or open. This patent letter sheet will be sold at a price ranging from $2 to $4 a thousand, according to the quality of paper used. It would seem to be a se vere blow to the stamped envelope busi ness, and to be an important factor in hurrying up cheap postage. Another phase of the case is that Mr. Ehrlich managed by skillful lobbying, to get a bill through -.,ress, last mrion, au thorizing the use of the device by the post-master general, which will make hini a fortune. Thurlow Weed's Span of Life. Thurlow Weed's life almost spans the history of this country under its present Constitution. He was born beft re Wash ington died, and when Webster, Clay, and Calhoun were making their reputa tions he had edited several country newspapers and fought in the battles in his country. He was older than Seward or Lincoln, or Greeley, and when Clay, Webster and Calhoun were dead he had not entered Upon the most important part of his career. He was alive when Napoleon's star appeared in the dark ness of the French Revolution, and was already a man when the battle of Wa. terloo was fought. He lived and worked with three generations of public men. Most of the men who are now beginning to attract attention might have been his grandsons. Benjamin Franklin died seven years before Mr. Weed was born. These lives of these two journalists take the world back into the reign of Louis XIV. and beyond the birth of Frederick the Great. Anuther such would very nearly reach tne time of Shakespeare. A Black Hills Costume. The following item is at present enjoy ing the run of the eastern press: One of the Deadwood "girls" is hav ing a dress made and embroidered with the cattle brands of the various cattle men whom she counts among her ad mirers. It is evident that she is in ca hoots with the coroner and surgeon, and is taking this way to promote duelistic encouuters. Among the many paragraphs going the rounds of the states press regarding people and things in the Black Hills, the above is the only truthful one that we have yet encountered. The others are all bantlings of some journalistic fiend's fancy. The dress referred to is not only receiving the brands of many of our thoughtless young stock men, but the initials of their names as well. An artictic seasstrea in ]Fountain City is doing the embroidery, under contract of $200. Some of thpoinvestors In the dress will no doubt b ;heartily ashamed of their fool investetm t before they die, if not sooner. The bwands 4 initials of ipr particu mar favoiitm s cover lh. slde of her neck and boeom, and.the brands, etc., of those occupying an iudifterent oxer In- her affections are tttaed tq the bott0 of the skirt, and some are located so as to be frequently set down upon. After reading this explanation her admirers will be enabled to discover at a glance their standing in the girl's sinful love, whenever she apperra in her novel frock. -0 4 4411116&w-40Mmm.- -- - The President's Mail Bag. I.was in the White House the other day and saw a stack of some hundreds of communications addressed to the President of the United States. They were neatly jacketed and briefed and corded up, awaiting the President's re turn. I asked Secretary Pruden what the tenor of such letters was. "Oh, everything," was the reply. "They are on every conceivable subject of a personal nature to the writers. Many of them are direct appeals for money. Now, you would never sup pose a stranger in Texas, Nebraska or New Hampshire, or somewhere else, would write to the President for a few dollars with the expectation of getting it, w u'd you?" I answered that I didn't feel quite Mire about that, since women and men who are total strangers to me frequently came into my officeand requested me to get them a pass to Philadelphia or New York, or a government clerkship or a situation on a leading newspaper. "Well, it's a fact, There are letters here asking Mr. Arthur to send various sums by return mail or express, from 50 cents to $500. One young lady writes for money to buy a piano, by which, she says, she will be able to earn her own living. Another, a man wants to borrow $100 ffr six months, for which he will give his note and ten per cent. interest." I glanced at the top jacket and saw the brief "Pecuniary Assistance." "Yes, that's one," said the genial See retary. "There are a great many more in the stack. Some want official sine cures, making no professions of service. They merely want to be put on the roll somewhere for a few months, so the sal ary will help them along. They were usually not particular, however whether the government or president furnishes the money." "Whicfi, of course, he does?" said I. "Oh, yes, the same as you provide the railroad passes and clerkships. Why, his $50,000 a year wouldn't be enough to pay their demands upon him personally. He can't even read their letters. It's a very funny world this." And so it is. -Correspondence Philadelphia Times. LIGHTNING TICKS. 'DIrnorr, November 28.-Cornwell, Prince & Co., the largest paper dealers in the city, have failed. The figures are not given. Their failure created much surprise. JOLIET, November 28.-The Trade and Labor Council boycotted two news papers of this city, and all merchants who patronize them, on account of a de nunciatory article in the papers directed at unions. RICHMOND, Va., November 28.-The state board of canvassers threw out the vote of Gloucester county, and gave the certificate of ejection to Mayo, coalition, to congress. The delegation stands six coalition and four democrats. Notices of contest are made. CHICAGO, November 28.-Local papers are calling the attention of Mayor Har rison to the fact that a large number of gambling hells are openly running in the city. Names of places and numbers are given with great circumstantiality, but the Mayor professess to know no thing of any such illegal places. Uni versal praise is accorded to the police superintendent for his late raid on Han kin's den, and heto urged to eradicate the whole unlawful nest. ROCHESTER, November 28.-A bad disaster was narrowly escaped at Cayu ga, on the New York Central, where some of the most horrible accidents in the history of railroads have been wit nessed. The engine on a New York express ran into a drawbridge through some sort of carelessness that has char acterized the management of this bridge before. The forward part of the engine rests on the deck 6f a canal boat in the draw. Fo lives were lost. CHawAo, November 29.-Gen. Rose crans is here with his wife and'daugh ter, en route to Washington. He said of Kearney. "The last I beard of him he was drayman for the custom house. The sand lots party legone, and Dennis is working somewhere, but I've lost track of him." The only ex el anrdware hous in Nortdern Montana is that of *L J. Wakeh in & Oo.