Published every day except Suud y.
WEIGHT & HEÎTDBY, : Publishers.
LIVINGSTON, M. T., SEPT. 19, 1883.
HISMABCK KOT THE CAPITAL CITY
The Dakota capital commission bill
lias been judicially decided illegal. When
the commissioners first began their delib
erations they were served with a quo war
ranto, in which certain citizens of Yank
ton were the plaintiffs. This was in May
last, and since that time the commissioners
have decided Bismarck the capital of Da
kota. The citizens of that town have
'•rustled" a large sum of money to pay
for the honor, have enjoyed a great boom,
and now see the capitol buildings in
course o£ erection. In the same time- the
aggrieved Yanktonians have brought their
quo warranto case before the supreme
court of the territory, and a few days ago
Judge Edgerton rendered his decision
that the bill providing for the appoint
ment of the capital commission was un
constitutional, and that all acts done
under its provisions were illegal, nuli and
void. The case will be appealed to the
United States supreme court, but Judge
Edgerton's decision seems based upon
such solid ground that it will hardly be
reversed. It seems that a territorial legis
lature lias no power to delegate the loca
tion of its capital to a commission. It
may itself act in the premises, but cann<
appoint a commission for the purpose.
Bismarck is, therefore, not the capital.
But the papers of that city and Governor
Ordway, who has worked tooth and nail
for Northern Dakota, find some "balm in
Gilead," and profess the greatest tran
quillity in view of the new'order of affairs
They say that the act creating Yankton
the capital lias been repealed, arid there
fore Dakota has no scat of government.
By the constitution Governor Ordway
would have the right to designate a capital
pending the action of the legislature, and
will name Bismarck. When the legisla
ture meets it will by virtue of its undis
puted powers fix upon Bismarck as the
permanent capital, and so, by a circuitous
route, the desired end will be accom
plished. We hope Bismarck will win.
Her citizens have worked nobly for this
showy, rather than substantial, honor of
being the capital, and deserve ultimate
A late issue of the Salt Lake Trib
line promulgates a bran new idea re
garding Montana, viz: to divide it on the
111th meridian, consolidate the west
ern portion with Idaho and leave the
eastern to form the territory and
eventual state of Montana. The me
ridian spoken, of traverses Montana
a few miles west of Benton, down
through the Smith river valley, and
along the divide between Livingston
and Bozefrian, and forms the western
boundary of the National Park and of
Wyoming. The .advantages claimed
are that Eastern Montana's interests
differ from those of the Western poi
tion and the union with Idaho, would
make the banner mountain state the
most munificent mining state in the
Union." The Helena Herald dis
cusses the proposition at length and
strongly objects to it upon good rea
sons. If there were any prospects of
an attempt to bring about any such
division it woi^ld be in order to con
sider it seriously and of course oppose
it, for there is no good reason why
our Territory should be severed or
that any part of it should coalesce
with Idaho merely because their re
sources are similar. Any such propo
sition will never reach beyond a mere
Northern Pacific Business.
The opening of the Northern Pacific
lias been responded to immediately by
a great increase in traffic consequent
upon the additional business from ter
minus to terminus. The trains as they
arrive at Livingston are very heavy,
but are small as compared with those
that leave St. Paul. Last Thursday
evening the through train as it left St.
Paul consisted of fifteen cars, pulled
by two engines. Three cars had bèen
dropped when it left Mandan, but two
engines were still necessary to start
the train. The train which reached
here Sunday evening carried fifty-five
through passengers, and that of Mon
day evening had as many, a portion of
them being emigrants bound for. the
Pacific coast. The through freight
traffic lias uot yet fairly reached this
far from either direction, though trains
axe eveu now very heavy. Am thesea
son advances freight transportation
1 must increase very largely from the
traffic between the two coasts of
America, and after a time will be
augmented by tiie
cam age of ocean freight.
send on Thursday for a hunting trip
dotvn on the Missouri.
ALTO OLD CLOTHES RENOVATED, Im
paired ami made to look as weli as
new or no charge made.
SHOP ON "B" STUFET, Livingston.
Notice is hereby given to nil parties who nive
dances at which liquors, wir, es or cigars aro sold
that they must pay a license of
for each dance so given or they will he prosecuted
to the full extent of t.'io law. Nncîi license must he
paid in advance, before the dance commences., to
tne undersigned at his ptiice in Livingston, .M. T.
GEORGE V r . METCALF,
Deputy Treasurer and Collector for «alla tin
county, I>I. T.
Main Street, Opposite Bank of Livingston.
Everything served in first-class style. Call
and see lis. Tenus reasonable.
FOULKS & KELLY, Props
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MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON, M. T.,
Money to loan in sums to suit on all personal
property, diamonds, watches, jewelry, clothing,
guqs, pistols and other, articles of value. Charges
reasonable. All goods will he kept 3 days over
dne without ey track urge. All goods wiil lie lebt
any length of time agreed upon. JLisiuess strictly
coi. 'iUentiiil. Luicuot.aied jiieuges for sale cheap.
Notice, have your ticki'is renewed when
tliey are due.
Main Steeet, Opposite Bank.
Wholesale and retail dealer and manufac
Riding Saddles, Side Saddles, Pistols, Hol
sters, Horse Collars, Spanish Bits, Hiding
*Bridles,and Mexican Spurs.
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A specialty. Round and Flat Bridle Fillings,
Ivory and Horn Martingale Rinçs, etc.
Repairing Dons on Shori Notice.
cowboy outfits a spEcuiffY.
D. M. REESE,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
STORE FITTING A SPECIALTY.
Plans and Specifications given for any kind
Office at the Brunswick Hotel.
HOBBS & fINK,
Liyeiy, Feed and Sale Mo
Parties outfitted with saddle horses, buck boards
fine carriages on abort notice. Terms reason o
ba, Gardiner, M, T.
0 JTTCE OP
The Finest Whiskey in the Country.
, Everything on tee.
be Main Street, . . Livingston, Montana.
Main Street, opposite Fostofiiee,
Ars the iV 2 cstEieG 2 ntly Furnished
in the West.
Hons Bat Emsri w jiMosi Bgcys!
[opFinest stock of Barber supplies
in Montana 1
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Keeps the Choicest Wines, Liquors a.u<
Cigars Li toe City. Vi Leu Coing
to the Dark
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MIXED DRINKSA SPECIAL!
MAIN .ST., LIVINGSTON.
MAIN STELLT, LIYIÏÏGST02T, M. T.
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TIi3 Tabla is Supplied with the Best the
LIBKHAL TERMS TO V/EICXL Y GUESTS
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tagps to \V
Dorf Ben toi
, Barker \i
ami Jtidith Busin Countrie
L"^"GooJ stock and accommodations en
route. GLOUGE M. HaTL'II,
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MBS. GBO. MAOEB, - Proprietress.
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OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Dining Boom Neat and Inviting. The Table io
woll supplied with ail the delicacies
of the Season.
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pARLOR AID SAMPLE ROOIO
•L Opposite the Depot. U
The Best of Uines, Liquors and Cigars,
Finest Amusement Resort in Town.
Ostll><? See TTs.
Higgins St Hanley,
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Saloon, Billiard and Pool Parlor
FINE MIXED DRIFTS A SPECIALTY.
Choice Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
PASS ST SIEHST, UVTK'GSTOK, M. T.
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Store of the We
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Wholesale and retail dealers in
I Nails, Iron, and Tools of all descriptions, g
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Tents, Paints, Oils and aL <
r sizes of glass. • ^
[ Builders' Hardware '
Shovels, Forks, and
I J 1 IN IN G and CAMPING j
6; Outfits complete. ;j
i i In Sheet-iron & Copper work \
Goods at Low Figures
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.e ever on Be
Learn our Prices before Purchasing.
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GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE
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North of Machine Shops. Very desirable property for investment.
All wishing residence lots, come and investigate for yourselves
before purchasing elsewhere, and buy only first-class property. Be
sure and do not buy property which will separate you from thebest
part of the town, and those who have examined the Park and Palace
Additions* acknowledge them to be far superior to all for residences.
We have already sold lots to persons who will build immediately, and
in some instances bring their families. W r e aim to constantly keep
houses for sale and rent, thus to accommodate those who wish to go
to housekeeping in great haste and not Laving time to build. We are
selling houses very cheap, and wish those who anticipate buying
would carefully examine ours, and see for themselves we do not pre
REFERENCES: A. O. Slaughter, Banker, Chicago; 0. Livingston
&. Co., St. Faul; Citizens' Bank, Topeka, Kan.
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LARD A. SiVHTH & CO.,
FFfe&sfC. B. Ni block
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Our Heaters Have Arrived
A Large Assortment. Pull Stock.
THE CELEBRATED ACORN LINE
In beautiful dcsigus and smooth castings. Anything you may want in the Lne 0
Heaters can be found at
T. Chambers îCo's
' ' DEALERS IN
Stoves and Tinware,
SST 1 At their NEW LOCATION ON MAIN STREET, near Park.J$
GEO. T. CHAMBERS & CO.
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