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A shipment of 52.000 pounds Of bull ion from Barker lately arrived at Billings. On Christmas Eve at Junction City, Al. Phelps was fired upon from a place of concealment by some unknown person with a shotgun and severely wounded. Of the 6,600 miles of railroad built in the United States during the year, 413 miles were in Montana, being a greater mileage than in any other state or terri* tory* The murderer of McCarty, near Miles City, is still unknown* His cabin com panion ''Kerry Eagle," is under arrest, but the local papers would fain believe him innocent. A Patent Calumniator. Old Maj. Snodgrass was nominated * for State Senator up in Oregon, and the same evening a dusty-looking stran ger, chiefly attired in an old plug hat and an ingratiating smile, dropped in to see the nominee on particular busi ness. "I have come, Major," said the visit or, putting liis feet on the piano stool, and lighting a Sullivan cigarette, "I have come to congratulate you on your prospects, and to offer you my services as a first-class calumniator." "A what?" asked the Major, much Surprised. "Why, a calumniator. Never run for ofiSce before? Well, I'll explain: You see, as soon as a nominee starts in on his canvass, of course the opposition parties get right in and traduce him for all that's out ; you've noticed the fact, I dare say ?" "Yes, I think I have," said old Snod grass, with a sigh. "Exactly; they invent all sorts of queer stories about the man, and try to blacken his record the worst way." "And they succeed pretty often, too," groaned the Major. "They used to, my dear sir, they used to," said the expert, "but not since the introduction of my new idea, the patent calumniator scheme. It works like a charm. " "Does, eh !" said the amateur politi cian. "You bet it does. Now, how do we work the business and defeat the plans of the opposition—now, liow ?" "Can't imagine," said the Major. "Why, by getting ahead of them every time, bless your heart. Do your Own slandering, don't you see? Put 'em on the wrong track Mi ? You grapple with the idea, don't you ?" "Can't say I do," said Snodgrass, re flectively. "Why, it's as simple as daylight. You see, you stake me on the quiet, and I get in and start a paper apparently devoted to the opposition. The very first issue I come out and allnde to the lolig-suspected fact that you poisoned your grandmother in '57." "But I didn't!" roared the Major, looking round for a club. "Gently! gently! my dear sir," said the visitor, putting his foot on the poker. "Of course, all the opposition papers take it up and make a fearful row. Then an investigation is had, and both your grandmothers are found to be living. Catch the point, don't you?" "But how does that help me ?" asked the nominee. "Why, don't you see, it keeps the other fellows' attention excited, and they don't go into your real record at alL — San Francisco Pont. Hi« Reason. Mr. Hundley Murray, whose English Grammar used to try the temper of our grandfathers when they were boys, wag ft resident of New York city. Being an amiable gentleman, and of old-school politeness, he had a speaking acquaint ance with many persons who were his inferiors in social position. Once, dur ing a city election, the old grammari an's courtesy was u ed by an ignorant fellow as an argument why he should be elected to office. v His name was Burke. He was a vol unteer aid to a fire company, and had lost an arm while serving as a privateer in the War of 1812. Being somewhat of a rough, he was frequeutly engaged in fights, and would place a stone in the end of his armless sleeve and use it with prodigious effect on the head of his antagonist. Some of the wags about town nom inated "Bill" for Alderman, thinking it would be a good joke. To their sur prise, liis "war record" and popularity with the baser sort gained him so many votes that it required great exertion on the part of respectable citizens to de feat him. Bill,* said one of his comrades, who didn't fear him, "you haven't education enough for an Alderman." "Why not?" replied Bill, swelling with offended d'gnity. "Why not, I'd like to know? I've got plenty of eddi cation. I can speak the English lan guage like a book. Why!" h) contin ued, referring to a speaking acquaint ance with Mr. Murray, "I know the man who made the English language. What more do you want?" An Arabic manuscript, dating from the latter half of the fuurte< nth cen tury (1305), conveys the enrious infor mation that the merchant vcks Is trad ing at that time in the Indian ocean carried four divers, whose duties were solely to discover and step' leaks in the hull of the craft below t..e water line. Sound of the trickling water indicated the points of da^e^ a The man who stum '»les twice on the •ftmo atone is a loci. of Montana Lumber COMPANY. OVTICKKS : W. C. Edwjlkds, Prest, St. Paul, Minn. J. R. Hathaway, Vice-Preat, Billing». C. A. Wustcm, Sec. and Treat., 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. When You Leave the Train at 1-ii-VT.rLgstorL, - - LÆonteinet ENQUIRE FOR THE FREE HjCCK TO THE Merchants' The table is supplied with everything the market affords. * Parlors for the accommodation of ladies, and the house throughout complete witli everytliing necee sary for the comfort of guests. CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS At the Bar in connection with the House. Terms Reasonable. Park Street, Opposite the Depot WM.MITCHEL L , Proprietor. _____The Railway and the Famous Albert Lea Route. Two through trains daily from St. Paul and Minneapolis to CHICAGO CHICAGO Without change, connecting with the fast trains of all lines for the EAST AND THE SOUTHEAST. The direct and only line running through cars between Minneapolis and Etes Moines Iowa, via Albert Lea and Fort Dodge. SOLID THROUGH TRAINS Between Minneapolis and St. Louis, and the principal cities of the Mississippi val ley, connecting in Union Depot for all points south and southwest. Saved, and the only line running TWO TRAINS DAILY to Kansas City, Leavenworth ami Atchison making connections with the Union Pacific aud Atchison, To|)eka & Santa Fe roads. CLOSE CONNECTIONS MADE In Union Depot with all trains of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba; Northern Pacific; St. Paul & Duluth railways, from and to all Doints north and northwest. The trains of the Minneapolis & St Louis railway are composed ot comfortable day coaches, magnificent Pullman sleeping cars, and our justly celebrated palace din ing cars. 150 LBS. OF BAGGAGE checked Remember free. Fare always as low as the lowest. For time tables, through tickets, etc., call upon the nearest ticket agent, or write to f S. F. BOYD, Generat Ticket and Passenger Agent, Min neapolis, Minn. REMEMBER That I keep constantly on hand a complete stock of native and eastern lumber, sash, doors, blinds * mould ings , shingles , lath, build in g papef, brackets* plaster ing hair, plaster Paris, and everything usually kept in a first class lumber yard Prices always as low as the lowest M GOVGHNOUR. Livingston, Montana, Located on the Main Line Of the N. P. R. R., and at its Last Crossing Of the Yellowstone, and at the Jnnctionoftbe National M BrandO | 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 Li rings ton. For plats and information of lots in the Original Townsite and adiuoent to the Freight and Passenger Depots, apply to GENERAL LAND A GENT N P R. R.CO. St Paul, Mmn, NICKEUS, WILBUR NICHOLS, Jamestown, Dakota, or JOHN H. ELDER, Agent Land Dept. N. P. R R- Co., Livsngston, Montana. L. Taylor, fcien'l Townsite Agent Ui 1 Orders left at the Office on Second street will be filled promptly^ F. D. PEASE, Agi -FT A TT-rTgaüL,-^- (Sa CIO., DEALERS IN Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods HATS AND CAPS. Pioneers From Away Backhand Our Motto: "Low|Prioe«." MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON* MOTANA. It IS A FACT ! ^^vercoats at reduced prices. I^ubber Goods constantly on hand. j^}uits, ready made, we carry the finest selection, alifornia Underwear we sell at a Bargain. ats and Caps, the latest Styles always on hand, [verything as represented, iquors, we carry the largest stock. ssortmeut of Groceries. Special figures to dealers, eckwear just received ; the latest styles, omestic and Impoited Cigars. New brands. }oots and Shoes, Blankets, Quilts and Glassware. Remember our ^ew Brick Store, O* ^ Street, next to Merchants Hotel. I. ORSCHEL & BRO Hotel.FRANK WHITE'S GAMING HALL! AMD 2v£ FLL ISOOIIS. 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 EBERT'S Wood Yard, Back of the Metropolitan Hotel. | Wood Sawed and Split any Size you may wish and Delivered. Office at the Metropolitan Hotel. N. EBERT. Brunswick Hotel! / ^ , '( * * M. C. MURPHY, Propr. Ui This elegantly nests. liem . ready for the reception o well supplied table will find Montan« m Hotel MULKERX & GALLAGHER, Props. House well furnished throughout, and all hard-finished rooms. Centrally loocatpd with a Large Sample Room for the accommodation of Commercial Travelers. Table, the Beet. Fine Bar attached. (MAIN STREET, V-. . | LIVINGSTON, M. T.