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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
neers is said to «umber over 12,000 mem bers, working on 200 roads, and last year they claim to have paid out over a million dollars for life and accident insurance. It is one of the strongest organizations in existence. Our thanks are due Governor Crosby for a copy of his official report to Secretory Teller of the interior department. It has l>een issued from the government printing office in neat pamphlet form embracing a dozen pages of reading matter. The re port evinces a careful and accurate in quiry into Montana's resources and a live and anxious appcciation of her needs at the hands of the general government. We believe the influence of the roport will be highly beneficial to the territory, and some of the suggestions advanced have been embodied in Secretary Teller's re port and transmitted to congress. Henry Ward Beecher interested his Plymouth church congregation on Thanksgiving morning by giving a run ning account of the impressions gained durinn his summer trip through the northwest. He was very enthusiastic over what he had seen, especially in re ferring to Oregon and Washington, which he confidently believes are dettined to be the greatest states of the union. He refers to Montana as a land of mines and herds other than of agriculture. Mining he characterizes as a donbtful blessing, apt to faster a feverish spirit of gambling that the settled industry of the states could I well dispense with. Perhaps this alleged spirit of mining might be dispensed with I but not the product; and then Mr. Beecher should remember that mining, when entered upon with the care and practical knowledge that is given to other great enterprises, is as devoid or the spirit of gambling and as entirely legitimate an industry as any other. MONTANA NEWS. A blacksmith shop and a saloon were burned near the depot on Saturday. The loss falls upon J. R. Dean. George A, Way, ft Miles City mer» chant, has disappeared from the town, and as he had lately been losing heavily at cards and bad been giving checks upon a non-existent bank account, it is suspected that he has jumped the country. Mrs. Sam Camp, of Miles City, hith erto considered a most respectable woman, has eloped with one F. H. Seacord, a no-account sort of fellow in every respect. She left a seven mouths old infant for lier husband to care for. TUB ELEPHANTS OF- ANTIQUITY. Mammoth4 in Comparison with Which «f umbo Would lies Katori Far lieiow Far. Elephants once roamed in herds through the North African provinces ol the Roman empire, and were so numerous iu India that every Asiatic despot kept a regiment of them for circus purposes or the enforcement of the Internal Revenue laws. India seems, indeed, to have been the cradle of the species. Our word elephant is of Semitic origin, and a corruption of Aleph Hindi—i. e., Indian bull. Tue largest specimens still com« from Cey lon and Siam; but in Hindustanproper they are found only in the stables of the wealthy Rajahs. The Guieowar of Baroda used to keep a whole brigade on hand, in order to have a recru ti g depot for bis weekly circus, but ih * increasing expend ven ess of that pastime has now reduced him to one beast tight per week. In Hamburg, where Prof. Hagenbcck has established a menagerie depot that rivals the ferarha of ancient Rome, a full-growii elephant costs about $2,000, in Calcutta at Je.sfc $1,000, and even in Ceylon hardly less than £100. In Mohammed Baber's time Jumbos were a drug in the market, and the biggest spécimen could lie bought | for sixty piasters—about $15. In Southern Africa the ivory-hunters have extirpated them in less than fifty years from a territory about as large as the Republic of Mexico. Herds of 300 or 400 have dwindled to "family gangs, as the Boers call them—a bull with a couple of cows and one or two young sters. The Namaqua Hottentots, how ever, told Cant. Baldwin that near the headwateis of the Zambesi the éléphants have still a reservation of stately dimen sions, where the demise jungles pi the bottom land protect them against the few Arabian hunters that have yrer penetrated to those *nmote lmntug pounds. Hie elephant himself is Hie last survivor of a oncenumerous family of ^ pachyderms, including, several varieties whose utter extinction has never been satisfactorilv ex plained. There is little dcubt that men, or very man-like bipeds, iul Northern Europe ft « time aoths were as common as_____ In the Neander-Thal 1. mes tone caves, in the Northern Jura, and elsewhere, waatodon bom s have been fouud to gather with human skulls. Jh üfjj of Of *1 ,v ■èW rivera, where a low temperature had prevented the decay, of their skies, which seem to have resembled the hide of a hairy elephant. The head of the one fonnd at the month of the Lena weighed 3,200 pounds, and Ehrenberg estimated the total weight of the re mains at 11,500 pounds. The tht k ness of the skin varied from two and one-half to four inches; t. e curved tasks measured eight f et from end to en !. That a monster of such dimensions could hold its own against the rude weapons of the European authorities can hardly be questioned, aud such beasts of prey as tli.* antediluvian cave bear or the snow-wolf would have bee mere insects under its tramplur Colossus-feet. Should the couj. ctnr* of the catastrophiste be correct thaï some 10,000 years ago a sudden ch ng in the atmospherical or astronomical circumstances of our planet turned tropliical into a polar climate ? i or i the decrease of temperature had b *eu n gradual one (in consequence of the pro gressive cooling of the earth's crust, for instance), such creature i hs the mammoth and megatherium would either have adapted themselves to their modified surroundings or would have emigrated to a lower latitude. For that the "deluge" lias been only a loo;-, affair, or at most a gradual submersion of one continent and upheaval of an other, St. Smith himself would not un dertake to deny. Beside, Noah, iu col lecting specimens for hi* floating menagerie, could hardly have o or looked a pet of 11,51-0 pounds .—Ameri can Spart» REMEMBER That I keep constantly on hand a complete stock of native and eastern lumber, \$ash, dOOrS, blindS, mould- j ^ shingles, lath , build - , , , _ g WPer, brackets, plaster hair, plaster Paris, and everything liSllolllj kept in a first class lumber yard • Prwes always as low as the lowest E. GOUGHNOUR. Montana Lumber COMPANY. ofviczbs: IW. C. Edwards, Prest., St Paul, Minn J. r. Hathaway, Vice-Preet, Billings, c . A. Wcbtüm, Sec. and Tress., Billings, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber ! !| __________ r ______, 8ko P, in connection, i end of MainStréet!* y LATH, 8HINGLE8, MOULDINGS, 8 ASH, DOORS, WINDOWS, Building Paper,Etc. YARDS AT Billings and Livingston. F. L. MINTIE, Manager Livingston Yard. D. M. REESE, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER «TORE FITTING A SPECIALTY. Plans and Specifications given for any kind of work. Office at the Brunswick Hotel. f R. C. Griffith, FOR BLAÇKSMITHING. He shakes a specialty of horse shoeing. Wagon shop in connection, and job work of all kinds done, «hop at the lower m (Old Stand of Parlor Restaurant) THE FINEST Of Liquor« and Cigars, Cincinnati, St.'Louis and Milwaukee Beer Constantly on Hand. A Beading Room in connection with the late paper« always on file. MIXED DRINKS A SPECIALTY ■ ' " V i MAIN ST., LIVINGSTON. fa * ^ 1 ' R. MAYO'S ' Furnished .. J Orders left at the Office on Second street will be filled promptly. F. D. PEASE, Agi THOMAS J. NOBLE (Sncccssor toF. W. Draper.)' PROPRIETOR OF THE Headquarters Main Street Open Day & Fight. Large stock of nothing but strictly first-class LIQUORS. VIES AND OMRS. Finest Billiard and Pool Tables in the city. 1 St -AND LUNCH COUNTER 0. H. MOORE, Propr. Main M, LfflflBStOH, lOITiHl '1 Milwaukee Keg Beer Always on Tap and Imported Cheese and Summer Saus age Sandwiches. t^GIVE ME A CALL.^J j JgtIQn.©S » WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Butcher ! Shop on Main Street. Having purchased Wright b Holliday's olel stsnd, we solicit the patronage of all their old customers, and as many new ones as wish to be squarely dealt with, both in quality of meats and price. Livingston, Montana Located on the Main Line Of the N. P. R. B., and at its Last Crossing Of the Yellowstone, and at the Junction of tue National Pari BranchRR With the main line of the N. P. Railroad Company are building Shops and Round Houses at this point. Good Bituminous Coal Mines west of the city Clark's Forks Mining District reached from Livingston. National Park entered from Livingston. For plats and information of lots in the Original Townsite and adiuo«nt to the Freight and Passenger Depots, apply to GENERAL LANDAGENTN PR. R.CO. St- Paul. Mmn, NICKELS, WILBUR NICTIOLfe, Jamestown, Dakota, or JOHN H. ELDER, Agent Land Dept. N. P. R R. Co., Livsngston, Montana. L. Taylor, GenT Townsite Agent. ^1 a / LI r\ nnnCC Q f\Y\ ilvW lid I 11 vww wl IOU t Lower Main Street, SADDLERY, HARN ESS MAKING and BEPAHUHG Neatly and promptly done. , large and complete stock of goods in the Harness lme and I am Have a now ready to receive orders. J. Grannickstadten. JOHN O. SAXE, NEWS AND FRUIT DEALER, AND OONFECTIONEB. The l»t«t eastern Dull«. Illustrated Jottrn als and Magazine* always on hand. MAIN STREBT. Look Here. . ,ty-One City, for $7, , the best inStreets. m*. vekxjTT <sc co., DEALERS IN Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods, HATS AND CAPS. Pioneers From Away Back, and Our Motto: "Low Prices." MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON, MOTANA. Brunswick Hotel! M. C. MURPHY, Propr. This elegantly appointed and cnrelnlly managed hotel is now ready for the reception * guests. Travelers «eejting neat and comfortable rooms and a well supplied table will them at the BRUNSWICK, opposite passenger depot, Livingston, Montan« FRANK WHITES GAMING HALL! AlfD BOOHS. The ONLY first-class estab lishment of the kind in the city. The Best Cigars and Liquors in the West, with court eous attendants to wait upon visitors• T -AT N. EBERTS Wood Yard, Back of the Metropolitan Hotel. Wood Sawed and Split any Size you may wish and Delivered. Offlee at the Metropolitan Hotel. N. EBERT. It 18 A FACT ! ^^vercoats at reduced prices. ' ubber Goods constantly on hand, uits, ready made, we carry the finest selection. ^Jalifomia Underwear we sell at a Bargain. ats and Caps, the latest Styles always ou hand, verything as represented, iquors, we carry the largest stock. ^^^ssortment of Groceries. Special figures to dealers, eckwear just received; the latest styles, estic and Imported Cigars. New; brands. and Shoes, Blankets, Quilts and Glassware. ^member our New Brick Store, O» Pork Street, next to Merchants Hotel. I. ORSCHEL & BRO. Hotel . à.:-' MULKERN A GALLAGHER, Prop., MAIN - si r. 31 . Centrallr loocated , and all hard-finished rooms. Table, the a Large Sample Room for the accommodation of Commercial Travelers. Fine f^ ' ' "*** Ä '