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THE RAVALLI KIAN.
Vol. III. STEVENSVILLE, RAVALLI COUNTY, MONTANA. WEDNESDAY, MARCII 3, 1897 No. 29
We intend-making a change in our busi- c
ness, and will close out the following lines
at actual cost FOR SPOT CASH :
I DRY GOODS, i
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishings,
Hosiery and Neckwear,1
GLOVES AND MITTENS,
t-Blankets and Comforts.
I And in fact everything pertaining to this 1
line of goods. We also include the
SBOOT & SHOE DEPARTMENT.
Give us a trial and be convinced.
AMOS BUCK MERCANTILE CO.
Stevensville, December 15, 1896.
-OUR WINTER LINE NOW READY.
It would surprise you to see the quality of the material c
used and the workmanship on our Popular Priced Cloth
OSee Before You ur $2.50, $3.50 and $5.00 Boys'
See Before You Buy, Combinnation StuiLs with extra Pants
See Before You Buy, Uack lts for en $12.50.
See Before You Buy., the best line of Hats, Caps,
Boots and Shoes, Neckwear, Hosier, Gloves,
Etc., ever shown in Missoula.
'.hIe Latest Novelties in BioUole, SuitiS, Odd Pants,
and W1Fool SxeatLer s.
THE WHITE HOUSE ELDTHIN STORE.
L . . RDARBE.R, PROP.
181 HIGGINS AVE. MISSOULA, MONTANA
The Stevensville Hotel
T Stev ensville, Montana.
This Elegant"New Hotel, the Finest and Most Completely
Equipped in Ravalli Courty, is now Open to the Public. The
House and Furnishings are New Throughout, and Comfort of
Guests will be a First Consideration.
Electric Light, Electric Calls.
lElegantly Furnished Rooms- '
' 'And a Well Appointed Table.
The Table is Supplied with the Choicest Products of0 the
Far-famed Bitter Root Valley, and the Country Surrounding
is noted as a popular Hunting and Fishing Ground. Visitors
inay bring their Families to this Hotel and Make it: Head
'quarters -while afield.
Minority Report of Investigat
Bickford and Cole Roasted By Re
presentative Whiteside For
Representative Whiteside of the
capitol investigating committee
made a minority report to the House
on Tuesday that produced the sensa
tion of tihe session.
Te stated that in reaching the.
conclusions in his report lihe did not,
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mitted to the commit'. .r gille hc
lie is in turn charged b, ~ke a*v it
jority of the invcstigating committee,
and also by tihe Anaconda Standard,
as being entirely subject to the
influence of Sam Word, A. J. David
son and others who were opposed to
the selection of the present capitol
site, in fact Word is generally recog
nized as the author of the report.
Among other things lie says:
There has been expended by the
board since its creation the sum of
forty-nine thousand six hundred and
twenty eight dollars and twenty one
cents ($490,28.21), and to show for
this expenditure tile state has a
partial set of plans of very doubtful
utility and a small hole in tihe ground
on the proposed site.
Of the sum expended, four thous
and five hundred and twenty-three
dollars and eighty cents ($4,523.80.)
has been paid to four members of
the board for per diem and milage,
the governor, as chairman, receiving
no extra compensation.
With two members of the board,
viz.: C. E. Cole and W. M. [,ick
fork, 1. have no hesitation in saying
that the chief motive that actuated
themr was a dir'ect financial considera
tion. Corninissioner Flowerree's
name was not signed to thliscontract,
and the record shows lie voted against
In the early part of 1896 the board
advertised to receive competitive
plans for a state capitol building and
in connection therewith they issued
rules and regulations to govern the
submission of plans and to define the
terms and conditions upon which
prices and payments should be made
to the successful architects, the con
ditions relating to prices and pay
ments were as follows:
To the architect whose plans
should be adopted, for tlhe building,
5 per cent. on the first live hundred
thousand dollars exlcnded, and four
per cent. on all further amounts ex
pended on the building.
To the winner of second price, fif
teen hundred dollars.
To the winner of third prize, one,
To the winner of tihe fourth prize,
five hnndred dollars.
Under these rules and regulations,
every architect entering upon the
competition to furnish plans for the
capitol building could only expect
payment of the fee for first prize up
on the money actually expended up
on the building, yet in plain viola
tion of tihe rule in lines 16 and 17, in
page 4, the board made a contract
with George i. Mann which binds
the state to pay seven-tenths of the
full fee of forty-five thousand dol
lars before a single dollar is expended
on the building. They bind the
state to pay him a further price of
five thousand dollars if the building
is constructed within the limit of
cost ($1,000,000), and then lest by
some inadvertence the state should
escape this payment, the contract
further provides that the architect,
if necessary, shall cut down the
plans until the cost shall come with
in one million dollars. There is a
further provision inserted in the con
tract that to get this bonus of five
thousand dollars, the building must
)be constructed within four years,
but this provision amounts to noth
ing, for any delay caused by the coim
mission or any change in the plan
would deprive the state of the bene
fits of this proviso.
In negotiating with the different
architects, the scheme was to control
not only the selection of the plans,
ibut the letting or the contract for
construction as well, for the amount
that could be made out of the plans
was entirely inadequate to satisfy
the ambitions of the commissioners
who were in on the deal. The con
tract was to be controlled by the ar
chitect, that is, it was to go to the
party who stood in with him.
The contractor was to purchase
certain stone quarries and other
prolperty of nominal value through
E. D. Edgerton, for-the sum of one
hundred and twenty thousand dol
lars ($120,000), to be paid as follows:
Fifteen per cent. of each payment
Y received on the capitol building was
c to be paid on this contract until the
f full one hundred and twenty thous
and dollars should be paid, when the
certified check of ten thousand dol
was to be returned to the contractor,
thernoney thus paid to E. D. Edger
ton, except a small sum for the real
value of the property, was for the
benciit of the capitol commissioners
who were in the deal, and on their
part, the commissioners contracted
and agreed that the building should
not be made to cost, outside of ex
tras, more than six hundred and
thirty thousand dollars ($630,000),
e but this was by no means to be the
g limit of revenue that the gentlemen
intended to derive from the con
S struction of the building. In order
that the firms of persons who should
furnish materials or supplies to the
contractor, should contribute their
proper percentage to members-of the
commission, Mr. wV. II. Iri0son of
Mlissoula was to be appointed super
intendent of construction to look
after this part of the programme.
Many social and business confer
ences were held between N r. Mann i
and members of the commission. A\
trio to the National park was taken
by Mr. Mann and some of the parties
interested, and in the pure air of the
nation's wonderland, the mirage of
Montana's capitol as designed by Mr.
Mann was seen by the commission,
and the deal was closed at figures
somewhat more advantageous to the
commissioners. So far as carried
out, the scheme worked all right,
but in the end, Messrs. Cole and
Bickford must have met disaster,
for while they were working the peo
ple of Montana, Mr. George II. Mann
was working them. The building
planned to cost one million dollars
n.d which they had agreed to cut
otelin to $630,000, would have cost
.devedrai times this amount, and Mr.
Mann's contract would have compell
ed the state to pay him four per. cent
on the entire cost.
The warrants drawn to pay Mr.
Mann $22,500 were issued in fraud
of the people of the state, and should
not be recognized as a valid claim
against the capitol building fund.
The balance of $9,000 claimed by Mr.
Mann should not be paid, as the con
tract was secured by fraud, and is
invalid for the reason that it does
not reserve to tie capitol coimmis
sion the righlit to annul the contract
or discharge the architect, as re
quired by sections 2446i and 2-147 of
the political code.
There is no evidence to connect
Commissioners Lloyd and IFlowerree
with any of the crooked transactions
and Gov Rickard's connection seems
to have been because his judgement
was badly warped or entirely con
seumed by his political ambitions.
After the regular meeting of the
capitol commission held on Jan. 13
last, a'nother meeting of certain
members of the commission was held
in Dr. Cole's ofllice, to which (Gov
ernor Smith was not incited. At
this meeting ways and nimeans of so
curing the rethention of the piresent
commission in oflice and the erection
of a million-dollar building was dis
cussed. It was decided to let Gov
ernor Smith in on the steal, if he
would accept, and his shair was fixed
If the business of the state is to be
left in tie hands of these inconscion
able scoundrels, a receiver might as
well be appointed at once to take
charge of the affairs of the state.
Dr. Cole and Wl. M. Bickford, the
commissioners particularly mention
ed as being requent to their trust,
emphatically deny the allegations of
tlhe sensational report and9 threaten
legal measures notwithstanding tihe
supposed immunity as a privileged
report. The other members of the
committee led by Chairman lRamsey
declare there is no foundation what
ever for such a report and are indig
nant that it should be made without
first being submitted to them.
To Survey the Boundary.
Washington, Feb. 25.-The senate I
appropriation comnittee has co1m
pleted its work on the civil sundryi
bill and provided $7,500 for surveying
the boundary line between Montana
and Idaho, the 30t.h meridian, and
the British boundary. The survey is
to be executed under the supervision
of the directory of the geological sur
vey. Copies of the report will be
filed in the surveyor generals' ollice
of Montana and Idahllo. The bill car
ries $1.0,000 for a road along the east
line of the Yellowstone Park forest,
along Ishawood river and across the
forest reserve south of Yellowstone
lake. The committee also amended
the sundry bill by providing that
$20,000 of the $100,000 carried by the
house bill for the Helena public
building for the next fiscal year may
be spent in securing additional land
for tllhe site. It also authorizes the
presentation of three bison heads
taken from animals killed by poach
ers in the Yellowstone park to the
If you hiave ever seen a child in the
agony of' croup, you can appreciate
the gratitude of the mothers who
know tllat One Minute Cough Cure
relieves their little one as s quickly
as it is administered. MIany homnies
in this city are never without it.
J. 1). Miser & Co.
South Sea Ptilgrims.
San Francisco, Feb. 25.-The brig
Percy Edwards cleared today for
Taliti, and on her goes the United
Brotherhood of the South Sea Islands.
The brig goes to Tahiti and fromi
that port will sail wherever the fancy.
of those on board dictates. The ex
pedition was, brouelth about by tlhe
publication in a local paper of a; story
to the effect tlhat on St. John's island
in the South Seas were a number :f
dusky women who were pining for
husbands. All the men have been
killed in war and the women are
lonely. A company was organized
in this city to go to the relief of the
- dusky damsels and on board the Ed
1 wards are 7 mnert who sigh for the
tropical climo and the easy life in
s the South Seas. it hias since devel
r oped that the Adauiless Eden story
1 was a myth, but the comrpany organ
1 ized here determined to gsi some
- place. Each min contributed $100
l to a common fund. The old whaling
brig Edwards was bought and pro
e visioned and this expedition started.
Torturing, itching, scaly skin
r eruptions, burns and scalds are
d soothed at once and promptly healed
Sby IDeWitt's Witch HIazel Salve, the
r best known cure for piles. J. 1).
C Miser & Co.
H111.I. IN 11 I.L. CONTROIL.
Sorthcrt Pacific and Gr'eat Nrtherln No J
I.on cr Competitors.
Helena, Mont., Feb. 25.--J. J.
[-ill has at last gotten absolute con- t(
rol of the Northern Pacific, in spite u
A the many telegralphic aictciunts to tt
The conitrary. This uniquailified
statement is made ulpon absolute c
knowledge and no hearsay comments f(
,r street rumors., It coms from an si
individual whose integrity is uinques- a
tionable and who is in a position to p
know whereof lie speaks. While it p
is impossible to divulge tthe name of p
this individual it is snullcient to say 0
lie is closely connected with the c
present management ,of the North- t
rn Pacificand knows at all times u
what transpires. An attlemlpt is be- v
ing made to keep the fact that Ir. Ht
lill has gottien clitrol (fi the rtoad I
friiom tlle press anid lfor the reasonll
that the re are several legislatures in L
session in the states tlhrough whlicli
the two systems pass. Should it lie
come known that il ill has I.ieNorth
ern Pacific it is Ieared tlat these s
legislatures might pass laws making
it utterly impossible for the two sys
teios to be controlled or inlluenced
in their management by any person
or persons connicctetd wvith both.
\When these legislatures have ad
journed and tlhere is no firtlher fear
of adverse legislation in this direc
tion chio whole thing will te given to I
the public. JThe Northernl li'acilie
:llicial says there is but one way to
defeat this comisolidation, (and hIit is
by getting the liurlinlgton road to
build through Montlana and on to the I
coast and buck the two roads by
iiill is not liked tlhroughout the <
west and the ,Northern Pacific alnd
liurlington systems are used by shil)
pers when it is possibsle. Tie feel
ing for hl ill will only be intensified
when it becomies kinown iho has the I
two roads and the Iuiliington will
reap the benelit. A mneeting of the I
leading mien of the 1 lurlington has
been called to maide the necessary
arran-gement for the extending of.
t1he lIlurlington road and they will
meet, in lIutte on March 2. This
fact is not generally kiown and the
meeting was ealled alfter it had beenll
lknownl positively that Itill had tie
two systenms under his control. lDay
before yesterday a surve.i c, gang
was se-nt out from 1it V )10tlhe ii
stance of theo ;nrlii'' ,., look1
after a good route tilt os 1i the
The Northiern Pacific ollicial says
that 11ill got control of the railroad
by getting, people wi'l:oi lie could in
liuince to buy iip tihe Northern 'anci
li: stock until.ijiiet ' gotten hold
of a mai - . iis control or
the" r 11, O1llynigh tile voting
o1' tairs extra' 1'
When asked concerning these rn
lllrl's Npeaker Kennedy of' the house
and l'resideut Spriggs of the senate
both admitted that, they had heard
of these runior's. nlllvv romn those on
the inside, and thought they had i
arisenl from ti i' news'ltaper talk in
dulged in within the past few days.
Althougtlgh the namnie o the inllformallt
of the above st;tcaients canlnot Ibe
revealed, the above statementi.s are
absolutely ;authentic ic ndll time will'1
stated here on good autilority that
i'residenit Hill, of the Great North
ern' is about to purchase half of the
stock of the Tacoma Land company,
which owns 1the largest part of the
unsold Tacoma townsite, and 5001
acres of tide lands, whlich will be
needed ultimately for railroad ter
minals. This is taken to indi
cate Ilill's plani to securtle a
joint or symlpat heliec op!eration of the
two roads will sooner or later be put
ilto operlation. The result will be to
secure the use by the Great Nortlhern
of the Northern Pauifle's tunnel
through the Cas;cadeis and ter'milnals
atL 'I'acoima, inicludi ng the deep water
docks, 12(1 miles of side tlraks ild
the largest car shops in the west,
wlhicii cost the road (7,000,000. 'This
would save the Grat(li', Northern ani
expense of sevelral millions for boring
a new tunnel and duplicating' termi
oals Oil its owa line.
Iliuncuict to Mc ellnna.
Sarn F'rancisco, Feb. 14.--The com
plimentary banqucet given at the
Palace hotel last nigilit to .Judge
Joseph McKenna was a notable af
fair. Three huniidred citizens of Cal
ifornia, representative of otlicial and
civil ife, thlc professions, cuommnerce
and industry assemibled to give ex
pression by their presence or their
voice to their appreciation of the
offer to Ome of thle souls iof California
of ani alppolintment to a calbinet
position. In riespoiJse to a toast
JudI e Mclctmua said: 'I shall go
into lthe cabilinet a Callifornian
thalt is my highest title I shall go
into the icabinet the first Californian,
that is my ad miration and incentivi'eo.
I shall bt oisucceedled lbv a tter moan,
but none . J hope, witlh better intern
S.lade a Game Fight.
RFed Lodge, F1'eb. 24.--This town
(contributes the third tragedy within
a week iin Montana. IRobert E. Wil
- son and Stanleyv Miller, both gani
blers, engaci ed in a mortal coimbat
I over a dispute in a Ioker gamoe, and
ias a result \Wilson is dead and M1iller
is supposed to be fatally wounded.
Botlh men used pisthols. Wilsoin was
shot near the heart and after lie sank
to the flouor raised upi) on his 'llibow
and fired another shot at Miller,
Sbreaking thie latter's leg. Miller
lihas two bullet wounds in tile breast.
Wilson was born in DIeer Lodge and
a has a wife and child living at .June
e tion, in Custer county. Miller for
d mInerly lived at Hlillings.
e The Ipeople of lRed Lodge have de
. cided to force all gambling houses to
Joillcs Says His Vote for S.atlor licit
feld Was Bollght.
Poise, Feb. 25.-In p ,litiwal circles
today there was a pronrluclld mis
ure of excitement owing to a report I
that Representative ,Joine, or 1E1
more county, had mnde .au allditI i
charging that he was bribed to vote 1
for Hlenry ]IHeiLtreld forl'lited States I
senator. Joines hias a.ide such an 1
allidlavit. It charges, that lie was
paid $1.30 by one individual, lnd
promised' $150 miore: by the same
party, and paid $200 1\ anotiher in
onsideration of his vote for Senator
Ileitfeld. Th'le a1lidavi, sets i (frthI
that on the 27th of January the pop
ulist caucus made a nomination that
wais Inot satislfactory to dlr. Jilloe,
w\hertleupon1 he left tlle room ( and r1le
paired 1o toi tli heater. Later Ilepre
sentati'e W. Y. Perkins aske(d him
to take a1 ri)e to the hotL sprinOgs and
remanin over night. lPerkins asked
hint during the ride I) vote for lcit
f'ld and l1ronmrs'dl to pay h1111 a large
sullm of money' if li he would ido so. 'lae
next morning, atthe cnpital, Perkins
promised hinm that iI lie would vote
Ifor Ileitfeld that, he would pay him1
After lhe election P'erkins p1111
Slnl ' 150, the rl'e1in ilnilig 'P100 not
chaying been paid. The allidavit
further declares that C. C. luller
pr(omised to pay him $20!1 if lie wounld
'vote for leitfhld. After the c(lr t ii!)
)Fuller tlohli him that lhe would get
the money front( 1 SeiHito)r Ileitfcld.
Therolupon, ,oines alleges. Fuller 1uld
lluitfld 'went) together to 11he0 (apl)i
1)1 State bank. '.l'he' returned in a
slhort Lim1e and lhen1 Fulller hand
s el hint the 0$200 agroeed upon.
• Joines sayes it has talways -been his,
- intention to 11a)e such a statement)
- whln 1110 prop1) time should arrive.
I 1 S is understood1 1100) L('I' tit)lie .l m lm
S 1be1s h1ave Ill e similar all ida itsli . Asl
I nearly as lcan be leauIned, this matter
Shats been worked up by populist, and
s is said to have been engineered from
, dhe ollice of a populist attorney in
f, this city. This is a circumstance
I that conllses tihose who are seeking
' for a tooliVe f'r the bringing out of
e the charge;' . One theory is that it is
na part of a plan to lpe'ent\the seat
e in" of 31r. lleitfeld aIs United 'S at.es
irilling Time in a Boiler Io)om 1l'hcre
ailith Scemed iICertalin. il
W illianisport, la.. Feb. 21.---.I. J. I'
'einiel, In eig'iIineer IL an oldi saw-r
mill in Stusiulehaninm, had to think t,
Ind act quicikly the other d(lay to save ti
is life. h'e mill where lie Vworks L
as 1not been started up in telii year's, It
gut recently it0 was decided to starit
Ip. Among the machinery left in ci
he old mill were a boiler anmid station
trv elngiie. 'lThey were ill badil s/ile ii
),L Feiincl golt hem ' ready For buisi
'IThle other day Fennel fired ijI to
test the boiler and engine, and then li
went away' to another:' part oif lthe
mill. lie was delayed some, and re
turl d to lind the boiler was ggener
ting steam with frightful rapidity.
l riislile into the boiler house, the
dioor closin ig afoter him with a bang'.
The door fastened on the outside with
a hasp aid drop hook and the jari
caused the hook to drop into tilhe
staple, making Fennel a prisoner.
Although tested to only 100 poulnds, i
the steamn gange showed thatl
the boiler had alreaidy generated 11i0
pounds, and the qluivering halnd on
the Msten gulago was mouintin, high- I
er and higher. T'hat the loiler wa.
liable to explode at any iinoo(itL
Fennel knew well. le glanc('ld at
tlhe safelty valve andi was st;rtl ied to1
see that it had blecoe fastened ill
somie iainlner and refiused to work. '
lie was ahoult to climib up and
loosen thie refra:tory safety guase
when his eyes beheld It sight from
which 'he drew iack. Around the
safety valve, jitst where hie l'Was ;lblot
to ,'4rasp it with his hleind, wa. .ilihdi
i big' rattlesnake, while two other
reptiles of thie s:iile species liy in
the loor o helor ii bi r hl use. 'hi xv
hlii evidentlyl bei;ll dralW l frolnO th11 ei'
hidii- )' paces in the wall or floor of
the old boilhr ho.se 1)v 1he" heat.
The ipliveri'i l~iald )1'of the steamn
e'll told e l' ll oilwe towo p' [inml y
that the prssure oil the boiler was
b 'co nling " lerrific. Htut he could clot,
pass the serpents iiand lreach the boil
er, neither 'could he t'el out iof the
d(o i. lThe u.l ' iLill la o exiti Wi i s a
snallt window and tllo reach b.is lie
'OII I t avl to tl <'4 l lo a llilkeN. Neari
by st ldc all iron al il.r is(d in ,learitln ,
iio t the lice, 'a d, gr;tapig " this, he
drulshed the head of th1e serpent near
est hind. The other s51ake cnilh"d
about his Ilg and struick \viciusly,
,fasteninu its fI mu 0s intoi his rubier
boot. A blow with tie b.ar crusted
the sinake i)i th e saifety a'ei iandl
thenI caw) a striu'glo to remove the
(iiie a;uno id his leg. Plre-sintg Vdown
the eir'. iihi snake coiled aruind it
for ;ta s 'o d], olea il' two foldls l ounlld
his le . uiik uis a1 lash lie snapped
the snake in two and then, with tihe
iron bar. knocked roff the safety
SuIIrrenidrisi the Option.
Salt Lake, Felb. 25.---('aptain lie
.aiior' has surrendered Lthe (option
helud oni the 1iercuiir mine in 'tahi
anid has forfeit'ed I 025.810 depiousitld
for lie same. li, claims the owners
r'efud I1 o make ('certaliii i'oinessions
asked for. (Captaint lie l.amer Las
also decided to close idown tie g'reat
I)e Laimar.mlines of Nevada and to
suspend the topers tion of the mills
on iMarch 1. This action, hlie says,
was taken oln account of strong indii
cations that it strike was brexwi,_
along the 1100 employels at th1e
untiles. Thie mines will be closed for
an indefinite period.
The neatest job work in the county
is done by the ItEPCULICAtY
SEN.AT(HlR M ANTEI, T,'ALriS.
Says the New Silver Party \TiiG.:;i Far
Toward Soiving the Moncy Questionl.
VWashington, Feb. 2 pe.--peaking
of the silver epuiblicans' proclama
tion i"uecd yesterday, Senator Lee
Mlantle said today: "There are a
great nmany mitore silver republicas
in the counitry than many people sa-;
pose. When you figure .p ithe wayv
they voted last election and estimate
how many democrats supported lthel
«old tic.ket, you can see that the sil
\ver replublic:n force is enlorlmolls.
T.hese silver repullisans are just iax
lnluch opposed to the gold standard
now as tlhey cer were, and yet they
dlo not know just what stel) to take.
''lthe are in sympathy with the '-re
u1i1ilean party on about .exeryth-ing
but the fiaintaital issue. OTh~e "'ogAni
zatiho is a separate and distinct or
ganization to be known as the silver
reipblican party and a party that
tlhese silver republicans can adherel
to without necessarily surrendrlan
those principles of republicanism they
have retained for so many years. The
silver issue, tlhey understand, is par
amtloullt to all others and xill hbe the
nmin issue w\'ith them. Its object
will be the correction of the financial
abuses now going on. The silver re
ipuli'sll will not go to the extremes
that silver demoicriats iand populilsts
tal beiiefs \\ill not Irmil i Ihat,-t'4, a
ate 0 s:itime time they will iiake the
:limn (cial questio n par'il nount to all
.liirs, and all other qu esions will
he subordinated until that one great
issue is solved. In brie ., I belieyxe
this or''nization will do more -or
ti 11io mIne siltuation thanl ca be ac
coinplishied in any other way."
John JI B)t. t, owner of the lil
ns'l ilng, steamer Lan'ado, charged
with selt.ig on foot a military, expe
lit in 'for Cuba in ldefiance of ci -
tIalit lal''s, has been found guilty in
hie I tlled il-dtcs vcourt at Ihitladel
The first edlitint of the 'Idaho
! iai ly J'ierald," the second dl l'
niie sp pc' in Idlh.ioi , x'was prin tel.
I'u';ctellh last Wednesday tio"(
It x will ici'vet thlie vester Iias
) ss' re 'port a d contain atll.dS
news of a nmetlrnpolitan d:lrll'
is ainotlher stIride iin tth
Thiere wii s lliost a ' pity
meuling" of the unr thirea1
tla l one night last !1l' 11Ill
ro 'dil r 'cently a1
t i be n el in rie .loctable
nme'tine iwas it ýld i '5.00
jl ,crt1 wisbeli ( buy ai
lihe unemploye'i for l5.)00.
Sharity. ..-11b nilicely
They arrested at man in the caplital
alt \ash tinet.nl rtecettly f'or aitriking
i, match upo)t the coattails of the
staltie of (ii) rinil Wtebcster, and it is
said ithat the i' noclustlic custom has
becomue xoy frequent of late, so
iiicht so thlit sevCeral of lthe statues
ar1' in i1ier' of delifacemi ent. It is a
pity thit the natrble presentments of
iou illutriouls dead are held in so
lit tle resp.ct li.y thoighililess smiikers,
but if t he idet is not too iri'reve'rent
we would su.ggest that the Welster
i inn coattails lhe detacheld and refast
ened with aI hiunge. Then the would
be smoker by lifting these append
'ages, inighlt lightl the match on the
lproper place ald thei self respect, of
the statue be mitaitained.-tChi.ago
Ch ronll ile.
It, is surprisin whiat "wee bit of
It t ing-l ('; accompllish" canll 'cln
Ilish. nick he.ad ilch, constipation,
dlyslpeplsil, our stomach., dizznles,
arc quickly haniished by l)eWitt's
IL ittl I-a ly - li-ers. nmall pill.
.a 1 pill. liest Pill, T. D. Miser
\NI.EWVS OF TilEl S'lr.i l it
T'l; r ('rahll an a amihblingi ill lob
vist w.a- ; excluded from the bloor of
Llitn house last lFriday by the speaker.
It i~ alle ed that lie insulted one of
tl' i ,embers..
.\ biunch of two-vear-.id steer i-;'-.
old on the Yiellow;tone a few days
ian it 80o per 'ie.ald. A llillings lv'e
ock lchrer clainlms to tave 'orders
for all the one anld two-yean-old
steers that he can get.--liver Press.
The suprine courtL has appointed
.liud.e 'lT'himas C. liach of Hleleuar
<Iipretiii cou(tli reportier to succeed
l'ltchliir Maiddox ric't Ieat -ills, tin
apploinulment to take efect March 2i.
The icrtn took iccasion Lto compli
innt Mr. Maddox, saying that .his
-;cl-irrts since lie took otiice seven
utearu a o had been 5atisfactory in
C. .I. XcNamara,: the cattlek Jing
of Northern l onitana, i.s said to -ha,-ve
mnad another deal withtlin ithe past
week whirei li he libecomes the owner
of the I totns & Allen herds which
urmie in the 31usselshell country.
The teal is one of the heaviest in
th, history of Northern Montana
nd Iprobably involves in the neigh
borhood of 8100,000.
(tovernor Smithl hais announced tlhe
apltoi itmelt Lto the board of trustees
of the state O)rplans' lionie at, Twin
lidtiles as follows: Patrick Carney,
(CairHd. tot succeed himself: .1, W.
brooks. lageville, to succeed Jamnes
M. Paie, whose term expires March
2T: Mason M. (Oliver, to succeed
hlor1itier 11. Lott, whose term e-x
pires MIarch 27. All the appoint
ienits are for four tyears from Marh
Came to my place on llurnt fork
one blazed face buckshin horse about
seven years old, indistinct brand on
right shoulder, weight about 1000
pounds. Owner will please call, pay
charges and take the animal away.
W. F. Coos.