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THE RAVALLI REPUBLICAN.
Vol. III: STEVENSVILLE, RAVALLI COUNTY, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1897 No. 83 ,. - . . ,-., . . . . .. . . -- - ...... .. . .... .. . ... ....I ti SCLOTHING For Men, Boys and Children, NOW OPEN AT THE t Wfle House Clolinu 8loe F. L. DARBEE, Prop. 131 HIGGINS AVE. MISSOULA, MONTANA See Before You Buy, the best line of Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, Neckwear, Hosier, Gloves, Etc.., ever shown in Missoula. ICLOISING I OUT We intend making a change in our busi-1 ness, and will close out the following lines= at actual cost FOR SPOT CASH: DRIY GOODS, Ladies' and Cents' Furnishings, Hosiery and Neckwear, GLOVES AND MITTENS, Blankets and Comforts.j And in fact everything pertaining to this line of goods. We also include the the entire BOOT & SHOE DEPARTMENT.] Give us a trial and be convinced. AMOS BUCK MERCANTILE CO. iStevensville, December 15. 1896. uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu The Stevensville Hotel S.tevensville, NlMontana. This Eleganf New Hotel, the Finest and Most Completely Euipped 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. Elegantly Furnished Rooms-4 ---wAnd a Well Appointed Table. The Tabbi is Supplied with the Choicest Products oft the Far-famed'Bitter Root Valley, and the Country Surrounding is noted as a popular Hunting and Fishing Ground. Visitors may bring their Families-to this Hotel and Make' it': Head quarters while afield. JOSEPH LITTLE. GOV. SMITIH PROCLAMA-TES. With a View to Protect the Cattle Inter. C ests of the State. Helena, March 24.-At the sugges tion of State Veterinarian Morgan E. Knowles, Governor Smith has is- I sued three proclamations designed to t protect the stock interests of the c state. The proclamations are issued S with a view to the prevention of the invasion of infectious diseases into Montana. They include a proc lamation against tuberculosis in breeding stock, one against scab in sheep and one against hog cholera. The proclamation against tubercu losis in breeding animals is said to be the first of the kind issued in the United States. It says that when ever cattle are being shipped into Montana from any other state, terri tory or foreign country they shall be accompanied by a certificate from the official veterinary shying that they came from a locallity where there is no tuberculosis, and that all bulls have been tested with tuberculin. If the test has not been made then they shall be confined in quarantine until they have been .tested by the Mon tana veterinarian and a certificate given. No hogs that are not in a perfect state of health may be ship ped into Montana and all cars in which shipments are made must be thoroughly disinfected.. The usual quarantine regulations are imposed upon sheep. Another proclamation governs the transportation of cattle througlh the state. Unloading stations are desig nated and at no other points may stock be unloaded. Northern Pacific railroad unloading stations are Rlose bud, Livingston and Horse Plains. To protect Montana cattle from Texas fever no southern cattle shall be al lowed to be brought into the state between March 1 and November 1. Sheep Commnissionlers Meet. Helena, March 24.-The new sheep commission created by act of the last legislature, members of which were recently appointed by Gov. Smith met in HIelena yesterday at the otlice of the Montana Wool Growers' asso ciation. The commissioners spent the fore noon in discussing the resolutions. At noon the ooard adjourned, meet ing again a 4 p. mi., when the follow ing resolution was unanimously adopted: iluopecu: tj ''llesolveld, That the board of sheep n commissioners of the state of Mon tana, deeming it to be compatible rc with its duty as defined by law and pl in the interest of the sheep industry at of the state of Montana, most hearti- is ly endorse the resolutions adopted by in the Montana Woolgrowers' assocta- ii tion at its meeting, Feb. 15, last, fc and the board urges upon the repro- U sentatives of the state in congress to tl take a definite stand, that unless the tl wouolgrowers of the United States re- la ccive that which was promised by o' the national republican platform of u 11896, namely, the most ample pro- S tection to wool, the policy of protec- tl tion cannot be long maintained. o This board refers particularly to the ei ad valorem duties whichean be evad- t1 ed. by misrepresen tation s-an cperjury, ti also to tile skirting and sorting s1 clauses permitting the importation p of all classes of wool without pay- a menrit of adequate duty, and suggests b that wool imports be designated un der as few clauses as possible with b such specific duty on each class as b will afford real protection." S The board decided to make no ap- b pointment of sheep inspectors at r this session.. Each commissioner will 7 make an appointment alter consult- c ing with the sheepmen of his county. n The appointments will then be sent t to the president and secretary of the I commission, who are authorized to t cast the vote of the commission to c confirm them. Rlesolutions were a adopted thanking President Thomas C. Power, Secretary Barnard Brown C and George B3. Bourne for their efforts c in promoting legislation. in the inter est.of the wool industry of the state of Montana. Last night ex-Senator Thomas C. I Power, president of the State Wool Growers' association, was unanimous I ly elected chairman and Bernard Brown, secretary of the state asso ciation, elected secretary. The commission concluded its bus iness today. The commission author ized the state veterinarian to make a trip of inspection into Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and Dakota to look into the condition of sheep as to in fectious diseases and to recommend a sched ule for their entrance into the state under proper inspection. The sec ond Tuesday in October was decided on as annual meeting day. Wit of an Unwilling Juror. A strange story is related of ajury man who outwitted a judge, and that without lying, says the Boston Budget. IHe ran into court in a des perate hurry and quite out of breath. "Oh, judge, if you can, pray ex cnse me ! I don't know which will y die first, my wife or my daughter." c Dear me, that's sad !" said the innocent judge. '"Certainly you are excused." The next day the juryman was met by a friend, who, in a sympathetic voice, asked: "How's your wife?" "She's all right, thank you." "And your daughter?" -'She's all right, too. Why do you ask?" '\Why, yesterday you said you did not know which would die first." "Nor do I. That is a problem which time alone can solve."-Ex. ie - How nice it is to feel and know that you are looking well in society or around home. You cannot ex 1 perience this unless your linen and. underclothing is clean and bright. Send it to the Florence Steam laund ry through J. D. Miser & Co. INDIAN DEPREDATIONS. Claims to be Paid by Uncle Sam Under Act of 1881. Judge L. Loughrey, special United States attorney from Roseburg, Ore gon, began this morning taking tes timony in the Indian depredation cases before United States Commis sionet Wallace P. Smith, of Missoula. The work is being conducted in the office of Attorney I. G. Denny, who is counsel for eight of the claimants, among them Thomas W. Harris, who was buried at Stevensville last Sun day and who suffered the loss of prop -rty by the Blackfoot Indians in 1866. James House and Samuel 13. Scott, of Clinton, later on, in 186i9, were raided by the Blackfoot and River Crow Indians between Cone Butte and Black Butte in the eastern part of Montana. In 1895 Thos. J. Holt, now living at Grantsdale, was robbed of his possessions by the In dians in Nebraska. As late as 1877, when the Nez Perce Indians were returning through the Bitter Root valley, Peter Whaley, of Stevensvile, who was then living near old Fort Owen, suffered the loss of crops, stock, etc. In the same year and by the same Indians John. F. Woods, suffered a similar loss. Still later, in 1881, B. E. Beaupre, of Missoula, who was at that time a freighter in Deadwood, Dakota, was attacked by the Crow Indians on the Little l'ow der river and his outfit taken away. Another heavy claimant is the es tate of P. J. I)emers for about $3,000, and is represented by T. C. Marshall as counsel. Testimony is being taken under an act of congress passed in 1881 to pro vide for the adjudication and pay ment of claims arising from Indian depredations. Several days will be consumed with the work which is now in progress. Most of the claim ants have arrived in tihe city and a good Indian story is an easy thing to find in Missoula were any one to question any of the trail blazers who did so much to help the settlement of Montana.-M issoulian. A New Cabinet Officer. Senator Frye has introduced in the senate a bill for the establisliment of an executive department to be known as the )lDepartment of Coinaierce and Industries," which is to have the same power and be appointed under the same conditions as the other members of the cabinet. The de partment is to have an assistant see rotary, who is to be appointed by the president at a salary of $4,000 per annum. The salary of the secretary is the same as that of the other cab inet oflicers. The department is to have general jurisdiction over the foreign and internal commerce of the United States in so far ,s relates to the collection and administration of ti the customs and internal revrnue ti Lawsr It is also to have jurisdiction ai aver all matters relating to the man- I0 ufacturing industries of the United t States, including the extending of i the foreign.markets and the increase a of trade and trade facilities of for- t eign countries. The bill provides n that the bureau of statistics of the k treasury and of the state department s' shall be transferred to the new de- I partment of commerce and solidilied v with the department of labor, all to s be placed under one managemrent. o The marine hospital service, the f bureau of steamboat inspection, the t bureau of navigatian, the United t States shipping commissioners, the 1t bureau of immigration, the coast and t geodetic survey are also to be trans- n ferred to this new department. The a consular bureau of the state depart- c ment is likewise to be transferred to s the "Department of Commerce and f Industry," and consular ollicers are 1 to be subject to this department ex- t cept when they are required to act in a diplomatic capacity in matters not directly connected with the commer- 1 cial interests of the country, in which I 'case they are to remain under the direction of the secretary of state. Mr. Frye hopes to pass the bill < through the senate at the present session and have it ready for the con sideration by the house at the com ing of the regular session. Supposed Airship Seen Again. Omaha, March 19.-The excite ment over the supposed airship seen in Omaha on Monday night contin ues. There is no doubt that a large number of Omaha people saw a large light passing over the city in a man ner that indicated that it was con trolled by human agency. To add to tihe interest in the all'air in Omaha the following communication has just been received fromii a reputable citizen of North Loup, tihe direction from which the ball ot lire came when first seen in Omaha. "North Loup, Neb.,-While no one here claims as yet to have seen the searchlights of the much-adver tised airship a numeber of persons who were out late Saturday night claim to have seen a wonderful ball of fire piroueting in the west and throwing out myriads of flaming cor ruscations. Some claim that its course was not regular and contin uous in one direction, as is in the case of the ordinary meteor or so-call ed "shooting star," biut that it alter nately darted up and dlown as if un der control of a variant purpose and that the light alternated from feeble to brilliant and vice versa with great rapidity. As the sky was perfectly clear and the moon was shining brightly at the time, the meteor must have been extraordinarily brilliant, I after giving due allowance for all ex aggeration, to have attracted the at tention it seems to have done." v That the above bears relation to y' the object seen in. Omaha is admitted - since the description tallies in both I cases. The neatest job work in the county is done by the ItEPrUaLICAN FRUIT GROWERS COMBINE, "The Bitter Root Valley Fruit Growers' Association." Will Regulate Conditions Pertain ing to the Shipment and Sale of Their Products. A number of prominent fruit growers of Ravalli and Missoula counties met at Florence Monday, March 22, and organized "The lilt ter Root Valley Fruit Grower's Asso ciation." The meeting was largely attended and the results encourag ing to all who are interested in the improvement of the market and ship ping facilities for the fruit growers of this section. Sixteen members signed tile imemnibership roll and it is confidently expected the number will reach 50 before tile season opens. The olfficers selected to guide the destinies of the association during the first season are: C. E.. Williams, Missoula, president; T. F. Wilson, Florence, first vice president; T. A. McOlain, Carlton, second vice presi dent; A. M. Stevens, Missoula, secre tary and treasurer:; i.. F.. Shivel and James Morris, Florence, and W. Ilooper Reed, Caclton, auditing com mittee. The preamble of the constitution which was adopted at tile meeting is as follows: "It being demonstrated that the success of individual efforts toward remedying the various evils existing in the frlit trade is limited, and it being desirable that these evils be eradicated, and believing that by careful organization of the trade much good may be accomplished, the Bitter Root Valley Fruit Grower's association submits the following for the careful consideratii n of those in terested iln the fruit trade: The ob ject of the organization is to protect the genleral welfare of all concerned. The horticulturlist, the grower, tie biuyer, the conmmission merchant and the consumer all have kindred interests, and it is for the protection of these interests that this associa tion is formed.'' The first few articles of the consti tution state thie name of the associa t.ion and the names of the ollicers and deline their duties: 'lme1 objects of the associationm are stated in the con the aSsoCIaltoll are stLaLC(I IIn 1tu 0o- co stitution as follows: "The object of c tlis association shall be to maintain d, org;anized co-operation to secure and disseminate all matters of Inlforma tion of value to the Ifruit trade and a to accom(llish such ends as may corn- h mend themselves to tile associatiion." a The secretary-treasurer of the as- t sociation is the ollicer that transacts 1 the business of tihe concern. llis du- i ties involve important responsibilities P and are defined as follows by tihe by laws: "The duties or the secretary- ci treasurer shall be to secure from eaclh member of the association, as nearly S as possible, the exact amnount of fruit 1 that each member shall hlave for the t market and to find and secure a mar- t ket for the entire product of the as- b sociation at the highest nmarket price. Ile shall notify the president and the vice president each day during the d shipping season as to the condition a of the market. Ile shall sell all c fruit of the members of the associa tion under the name of the associa tion. Ile shall keep an exact account : between the association and its menm bers and remit to each member all money due Iim upon his shipments as soon as received by him from pur chasers. lie shall give bonds in tilhe sum of $3,000 for the faithful per formance of his duties. lie shall keep a regular set of books, record all transactions, keep a correct account c of the proceedings of all meetings and performn such other duties as the executive may order. Ail books, papers, contracts, etc., of his ollice shall be open to the inspection of the I auditing committee at all times. As compeinsation for his services he shall receive 10 per cent of the gross receipts from all sales." The members agree to turn all of their products into the Iiands of the association and not to sell or peddle at all on their own responsibility. A pledge is signed by all of the imerm bers t tthis effect and if it is kept the work of the association ought to be effective. FARMIERS' INSTIT'r;'TEi ADJOURNS. A Profitable Session Hlcld at lliings, .Monttana. Milliings, 31arch 2I.--'The farmers' institute closed today after a very in teresting and prolitable session. The courtL roomii where the institute was held, was crowded with farmners anx ious to hear what the professors would have to say. T'1he session was opeined with an able address by Will -ISutherlin, of the Iiuslandnian, on s cattle feeding, Professor Emery fol t lowing on the saite subject. Then followed a gelneral discussion by 1 ranclinen. Other lapers read were: ,l)iversilied Fl'arn inii'," M. 1,lana S ian; Irrtigati on,l" l rofessor Beech; S tPotato Seab." Dr. Wilcox: "Soil e C'lture," Professor Emery: MIilk and - lutter,' Mrs. Emery; "Wiheat Cul Sture," W. H. Reed; "eig Culture," Professor eech.l d F. W. WWilsey, general land agent e of thie Northern Pacific and Robert t ltontout, district freighit agent of the Y Northern Paciflic, were present and spoke brielly, urging the farmers to Stake advabtage of the horme market L, and supply Montana with vegetables, m- meat and breadstuffs. The institute - then adjourned, all present feeling well repaid for the time spent in at a tendance. S(Id itice c--- h One minute is all the time neces sary to decide from personal experi ence that One Minute Cough Cure ,y does what its name implies. J. D. Miser & Co. TIlE NEWS IN BIRIEF. It is now rnmored that Champion Fitzsimmons thinks of writing a book and that Corbett has expressed his willingness to review it. June 20 has been fixed upon as the day for holding the jubilee thanks giving day for the celcbration of the sixtieth year of the reign of Queen Victoria. The senate in executive session confirmed Willis Van l)evaeter, of Wyoming, to be assistant attorney general.. Also Captain Chas. Shaler to be major il the ordinance depart ment of the army. The Chinese empire lms sent a no Lice to this government that it will be represented at the universal pos tal congress to be neld in Washing ton next May. This will be the first time China has been represented at such a gathering. Judge Jenkins has directed Special Master Carey to cancel $6(,72,000 of the consolidated mortgage bonds of the Northern Pacific Railroad colm pany, owned by the new company. After the hbonds are cancelled they are to be delivered to the Northern Pacific company. There arie m, fewer than twelve good roads bills before the legisla tnres of as many different states, and in all the bills the creation of a state highway commiission is provided for. This shows that the continued cdis cussion of better roads is leading to ani area of action. W.. 11. Smith, who shot and killed W. F. lhradford,. a Montana miniing mlan, at Carson, Nevada, on lMarch 17, has been disoharged from custody by Justice Stone, the testimony de veloping the fact that Bradford was a qularrelsoml e :an and that Smith killed himii in self defense. The dinner given ex-senator IDu bois, by the silver republlicans of the senate and house resol ved itself into anl important conference on lile policy to lie pursued with regalrd to the Dingley bill. The result was ai practical conclusion not to stand in the1 way of the enactment of the bill. The attornieys for Theodore DIur rant, have filled their petition in the suplrene court for the hearing of the application, previously denied, for a new trial. No new points are cited in the petition whilich will be decided without argumeilnt. 'he prosu cution believes the petition will be denied. News from the Kootenal country are to tilhe ellect that the district is badly overdone and laboring meit are advised to stay away. There is said St be mucl distress, especially among new arrivals, mliany of whom are be ing fed by public charity. The re ported fabulous strikes of gold-bear ring ore are said to be largely minythi cralt. After tagging Vit-zsimmonrs about San Francisco for sevenral days Cor- 01 bett finally secured his desired in- S terview with his succssful rival. After taking a "smile" together Cor- i boltt endeavored to persuade Fitz to o giv\e hiim "one nlore chanlice,"' with g the result that thoughl Fitzsimmnons declared he was not going to light again still lie would give the ex- f\ chamlpio first call in case he shi)uld. At New York Wednesday night 6(,000 people witnessed the 25-round bout between George Dixon, the world's feather weight clhampion, t rand Frank Erne of Buffalo. They were matched to meet at 122 pound(s, but although Dixon was at that, weigh Erne was fully 12 pounds heavier than his adversary. After the 25th round was complleted Dixon was declared the winner. Ife re ceived an ovation. Advices from Montreal state that since the tariff provisions of the Dingley bill were announced there it has occasioned considerable discus sion and the conceensus of o[pinion seems to be that it is hostile to Canadian interests. The lumber trade has been to the fore and there is a general demand for export dluty on saw logs and on all kinds of pulpl wood. The indications are that the forthcoming revision of the tariff will not he so much in the line of lower duties as was promised before election. At Sante Fe, iN. M., Francisco 'lorrcgo, Lauriano Auriliad, Antonio BIorrego and latrico Valenco, four murderers, on the way to the gal lows, were reprieved bvy ]residtent McKrinley. Governor 'Trhornten re ceived a dispatch fromi the attorney e general stating that the president had granted a reprieve of tell days to look rotre fully into the case. 'T'his nmakes the fourth time the execution of these prisoners has bIeen delayed ri and there seems reason to believe ri thliit the sentence of the law will i never be carried out in this case. n An organization of prominent New y Yorkers, including such gentlenien as Archibald iRogers, Jlohn W. Mac i- Kay and Theodore Roosevelt, are at 0 the head of a scheme to establish anl ii extensive gaiie preserve in Wryom i ing. The site selected is on tihe I- south fork of the Stinking Water river in Wyoming and will embrace :50,000 acres of mountainous land in it the Shoshone range. The site abounds t in elk, antelope, deer, mounltain e sheep, bear and other big game be d sides feathered game of many kinds o and all in all, is an ideal site. S'The senate committee on privileges ' ran elections has received tile brief e in the claim of enry W. Corbett of Oregon to a seat in the sernte. It argues that equality of representa tion of the several states in the s- federal senate was an essential feat ui- ure in the schenme of government re provided by the framers of tihe con ). stitution and that .this equality is destroyed when any state has but one senator. The appointmen t of Corbett is held to be strictly within the terms of the constitution provid ing for appointment by the governor if vacancies occur by resignation or otherwise, and authorities and pre cedents are cited to sustain this view. The W. C. T. UI. of the United States are making a determined effort to prevent the reproduction by kinet oscope or other similar device, of the recent Corbet-Fitzsimmons tight. They have appealed to President McKinley asking that he call upon congress to take measures looking to the prohibition of the proposed ex iibitions or any like exhibition at any future time. Appeals have also been sent to the governers of all the states asking their influence and co operation, Dr. Mary Wood Allen, of Michigan, superintendent of purity, and Mrs. Emily 1). Martin' of New York, superintendent of purity in art and literature, have been urged to take up this issue and push it through their departments all over the United States. PRIZiES FOR TrWO INVENTORS. One For a Bicycle Brake and the Other For a Monkey Wrcn.h. A highly interesting competition between, a large number of new in ventions has just been decided by a very distinguished Board of Awards, and a handsome cash prize and a solid gold medal awarded as a result of tile ldecision. For some time the patent firm of .John Wedderburn & Co., of Washlington, I). C., have given a monthly reward of $150 to the inven tor who slhould submit the best in vention from the standpoint of sim plicity, novelty and utility. The board of awards, composed of Sena tor Williami Stewart, of Nevada, clhairnrt n; Representative Claude A. Swanson, of Virginia: Mr. John C. Eclholf, cashier of the Second Na tional Iaink of Was hington, and .Messrs. A. C. loses, of W. I. Moses's Sons, and Frederick E. Woodward, of Woodward & L otlhrop, two of the hleading imerchaniits of the capital city. This oard (l has just selected the prize winners in the contest partici pated in by ilnventors who submitted their. devices during the month of .anciary. The prize of $150 goes to William Taylor of Kearny, N. T., the inventor of a bicycle hbrake of simple co(sl ruction, and the gold medal to ITheodore F. 'l'lotnas,- of Lamarque, Texas, for a monkey wrench of novel dcsign. IIf ou have ever seen a child in1 tile agony of croup, you can appreciate the grati.tude of tile mothers who know that One Minute Cough Cure relieves their little ones as quickly as it is ad minristered. Many homes in this city are never without it. .1. D. Miser & Co. Putting af Price on Cuba. The purchase price of Cuba has ortenr been considered in the United StaItes. llli a century ago our minister to iMadrid, as the published correspond (nce shows, was ;authorized to offer $100,0oO,0u0 nas tile extreme price for the island. liI 185,!) lihe senate committee on foreign relations, in a report which went very carefully into all the sourcei s iof inlcome fromi Cuba, calcu latted that we could afford to offer $1"5,(00,000 for it. That is to say, the report only relied on getting $3,000,000 a year out of Cuba forth with, but thought that this sum would be increased to $4,000,000 within two years.-New York Sun. Gecnghis Kahn. n. ionin, theilate' French Resident in Torlgkinli wiho has been intrusted with several important missions in Lais, Siam and -Malay, has just re turned , from making the complete circurit of China iby sea and land, the journey having occupied eighteen nmontls. In the course of his wan de.rrins lie visited the country of the ()vdIos and made a visit to the tombrof (Gl_,ihis Kahn, on the territory of the king of D)zungar. who isthe first of the seventeen kinrgis of the Ovdos and tlhe thirty-sneventh direct descendent of the great conriquerer, who died close to.the great wall just as lie was about to inv;adei China. The recollection of (;enrhirs liKahn is still so vivid that in Chiina his descendant alone has the righlit of entering:tlie emperor's pal ace on lirseback and going on horse - Iack iin front of his litter in the rniro'essiors. 'Tire D)zugras country, -tihough it does not practice any re ligion now any more thain it did in L thie thirteenth century has deified him and his remainis arc placed in ai silver i ctlin, beside those of his first wife, I under two tents. Close by are his -I urlden saddle, Iris double-bladed a sword, his bow, and his arrows, with I their points placed in the ground. ()f his nine lances, the eight white iones are in possession of the Russians, but thie ninthi , or black lance, which i e carried when at war, is implanted Sil tile soil, right out in the desert, and thie climnate is so dry that it has not rusted. The tradition is that in 10 years Clnghis Kharn will awake from his sleep and lead forthl to the r conquest of the world five peoples, Sthe Bllue Mongolians, the Red Chi nese, the White Coreans, the Black Thibetans, and tie Yellow Euro peans (the Russians). In the mean while, his heirs inhabit, not far off froiu his tomb, a palace, which is hidden in dense woods of rare trees, s peopled by birds imported from dis f tant countries. t They are so small that the most r- sensitive persons take them, they are e so effective that the most obstinate t- cases of constipation, headache and it torpid liver yield to them. That is r- why DeWitt's Little Early Risers are is known as the famous little pills. 3. It D. Miser & Co