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THE DAILY ENTERPRISE.
Published everyday except Sund * EIGHT & HENDRY, : Publishers. LIVINGSTON, M. T, DEC. 12, 1683. The postal telegraph bill introduced into congress provides for the construction by government of three main telegraph lines; one to extend from Bangor, 3Ie., to St. Paul, one from New York to Topeka, and one from Baltimore to San Antonio. It is estimated that the cost of these lines with certain brauches would be a little over $3,500.000. The system, if estab lished, would strike every state capital east of the Rocky mountains and every city where the free letter delivery system is in vosaie. Among recommendations iii the post master-general's report was one advising the increase in the standard of weight for regular newspaper postage from two ounces to three. In referring to it he says that a one-cent stamp is generally the amount affixed to newspapers and if they weigh more than two ounces, as they fre quently do, they are not forwarded, thereby creating great dissatisfaction. To obviate this he recommends that the standard be increased to three ounces, which is the outside weight of even the largest newspapers. It is an excellent suggestion. The authoritative announcement that on Sunday next the Northern Pacific will adopt the system of standard time over its entire line will attract interest. The inauguration of this system will return railroad time so far as it concerns Liv ingston to a basis almost identical with the Glendive time under which we worked during the construction era, or the "whistle time," which was considered town time until a few weeks ago, when the shops were turned over to the opera ting department. The standard meridian from which the time for this division or zone is to be reckoned crosses the North ern Pacific near Glendive, thus making standard time almost identical with that of Glendire, or twenty-eight minute faster than Helena time under which this division of the road is now eperated. On Sunday next Livingston clocks, now set in accordance with railroad time, must be turned ahead twenty-eight minutes. The Mountain time belt or zone in which we are, extends from near the eastern border of Dakota to beyond Missoula with the standard meridian, the 105th, dividing it into two equal parts. Congress has from time to time insti tuted forms of oaths to apply according to the nature of the duty to be performed by depouents but what is now called the "test" or "iron clad oath" was created by congress after the war broke out for the purpose of preventing those who had vol untarily taken part in the rebellion from holding any office under the government, and reads as follows : "I (* * *) do solemnly swear' (or affirm) that I have never voluntarily bourne arms against the United States, since I have been a citizen thereof ; that I have voluntarily given no aid, countenance, counsel or encouragement to persons en gaged in armed hostility thereto; that I have neither sought, nor accepted; nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatever, under any authority or pretended authority, in hostility to the United States; that I have not yielded a voluntary support to any pretended gov ernment, authority, power or Constitution, within the United States, hostile or inim ical thereto. I do further swear, (or affirm) that to the best of my knowlege and ability, I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegience to the same; that I take the obligation freely, without any mental reseration or purpose of evasion, and that I will, well and faithfully dis charge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. A Bucking Broncho Much has been said and written about the bucking bronco, but the half has not been told. The bucking bronco is a plant , which grows on the Laramie plains and blossoms at any and all times of the year. T3*e man who never saw one of these knl iedomic pauoramas has our sympathy, and the tenderfoot who thought he knew all about horses, and who played second fiddle ta a good healthy bronco through one twenty-eight second round, also has our sympathy. He needs the sympathy of the entire community, forthat matter, and not only the sympathy, but. the services of a good surgeon. The "old-timer" itMHmtt the colicky animal as though it was a stone fence, and calmly and contentedly main te ins his seat while the miniature earth quake is erupting beneath him. It looks easy, and you cannot help thinking it is easy. It is a mistake, however, to suppose that the uninitiated man can ride the bounding bronco the first time he tries it no matter how good horseman he may be. It can only lie aquired, like back teeth, in time.—Exchange. The heirs of the Kerr estate in Chicago are in luck, having just had a great wind fall. Some thirteen years ago thev brought suit to recover the value of one hundred and eleven acres of land in the heart of one of the city parks, and after lingering in litigation all that length of time the United States district court has just decided the case. The jury rendered a verdict for the heirs, fixing the value of the property at *$350, 000 at the time it was taken posses sion of. which with the interest amounts to over $000,000. We don't know how many of the Kerr heirs there are, but presume they have got enough to go round, and give 'em each a dollar apiece, that is, if the lawyers leave them anything to divide. Astonishing progress has been made of recent years in the tuition of deaf mutes, and these unfortunates have been taught to converse with each other as rapidly and intelligently as if they were possessed of the sense of hearing and the power of speech. In the-'idea language" now taught to deaf mutes, only proper names are spelled with the fingers; all the other parts of speech are indicated by signs. It is called the universal language, as by its use mutes of different nationalities can verse as readily as those of the country. con same Three children of a Buffalo, New York, family have hydrophobia, and two are expected to die. Montana Lumber COMPANY. OFFICERS : W. 0. Edwards, Prest., St. Paul, Minn. J. R. Hathaway, Vice-Prcst., Billings. C. A. Wustcm, Sec. and Treas., Billings. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber ! ! LATH, SHINGLES, MOULDINGS, SASH, DOORS, WINDOWS, Building Paper,Etc. YARDS AT Billings and Livingston. F. L. MINTIE. Manager Livingston Yard. REMEMBER That I keep constantly on hand a complete stock of native and c istern lumber, sash, doors, blinds, mould ings, shingles, lath, build ing paper, brackets , plaster ing hair, plaster Paris, and everything usually kept in a, first class lumber yard Prices always as low as the Lowest E. GOUGHNOTJR. JOHN O. SAXE, NEWS AND FRUIT DEALERS, AND CONFECTIONERS. The latest eastern Dailies. Illustrated Journ als and Magazines always on hand. MAIN STREET. I Look Here. Twenty-One meals, the best in the City, for $6, at the City Dining Room, corner of Clark and Main Streets . MR V, FRED HA T ER T. R. MAYO'S Main Street, opposite Postuffice, Are the MostElegantly Furnished in the West. None Boi Ei?erl_ Worten Employed t^TFiuest stock of Barber supplies in Montaus. f R. C. Griffith, FOR BLACKSMITHING. He makes a specialty of horse shoeing. Wagon shop in connection, and job work of all kinds neatly and promptly done. Shop at the lower end of MainStreet. (Old Stand of Parlor Restaurant) THE FINEST Of Liguors and Cigars, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Milwaukee Beer Constantly on Hand. A Reading Room in connection with the late papers always on file. MIXED DRINKS A SPECIALTY MAIN ST., LIVINGSTON. G. N. SUMNER & CO., Livingston, M. T. Commission Merchants. And Dealers in Baled Hay, Oats, Feed, Etc. Warehouse on Railroad Track, East of the Freight House J. MURRAY, DEALER IN Wines and Liquors Fine Imported and Do mestic CIGARS Second Street, LIVINGSTON, ^ BANK EXCHANGE! HIGCIJVX, # EN ms, Props Saloon, Billiard and Pool Parlor FUIE MIXED DEDIES A SPECIALTY. Choice Wines, Liquors & Cigars. PARK STREET, LIVINGSTON, M. T. NOTICE. Notice is hereby given to all parties who grive dances at which liquors, winos or cigars are sold that they mast par a license of Ten Dollars. for each dance so given or they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Such license must be paid in advance, before the dance commences, to tne undersigned at bis office in Livingston, Mi T. GEORGE V T . METCALF. Deputy Treasurer and Collector for Gallatin county, M. T. F. H. LORINC, Proprietor of the GHPL/T SAMPLE ROOMS. CHOICEST WINES LIQUORS anfl CIGARS. Princely furnished parlor room in connection. MAIN STREET, - LIVINGSTON. D. M. REESE, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER STORE FITTING A SPECIALTY. Plans and Specifications given for any kind of work. Office at the Brim »wick Hotel NEW OPENING OF THE Bavarian Beer Hall Lower Main Street. Haring moved my beer hall from the old t< wn to lower Main street, I shall keep con stantly on hand all kinds of Hot IjUHOÏI, Cheese au d Sausage, Sandwiches, Pigs Feet, Tripe and Steaks. Keg Beer Always on Tap , At WEINH0LZEB. Prop, Joh y Nbwlahd, Ambrose Howell NEWLAND & HOWELL, We are prepared to do all kind.? of work on abort notice Designs Furnished WhenWanted Shop id rear of Enterprise office. SHOP WORK A BTECULTY. oo STOVES Just Arri WHOLESALE AND RETAIL « <33 .X +5 e 2 CO c *" BABCOCK & MILES. Suits made in the Latest Style, and a Sure Fit always guaranteed. Algo denim Overcoats at Cost for next 30 days. Livingstoi Montana. When You Leave the Train at Livingston, - - IMontanal ENQUIRE FOR THE FREE HACK TO TIIE erchants' H otel. The table is supplied with everything the market affords. Parlors for tin | accommodation of ladies, and the house throughout complete with every tiling mc« sary for the comfort of guests. CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGAESi At the Bar in connection with the House. Terms Reasonable. Park Street, Opposite the Depot] TT M.M ITCH EL , Proprietor. TWOHY BROS. & CHISHOLM, Commission Merchants AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Flour, Feed and Provisions. Apples and Other Fruits in Car Lots. Corner Main and Lewis Streets. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA Our A Large Assortment and full stock of tiifl CELEBRATED ACO0 Line, in beautiful designs and smooth nytliing you may want in the line of 1 n be found at G.T.CHAMBERS&Co' s Dealers in Stoves and Tinware. Park «#3 BT* At their NEW LOCATION ON MAIN STREET, near Don't Fail to Gall Before Purcliasii GEO. T. CHAMBERS & CO. ar Grocery) LOWFP MrS - TSYOTSS LOWER MAIN STREET. - - - ' ' DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF Staple and Fancy ' CJwfic© Illinois Creafncrv Butter* Cigw* 1