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111 T YELLOWSTONE JOU1RNAL.
VOLUME XII. NO. z86 MILES CITY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, ~894. PRICE FIVE CENTS RANGE INTERESTS. The Wolf Question Causes a a Lengthy and Spirited Debate. Preeldemt Beett se-Eiseted for the Neveath (e.eemtlve Term-The Eseerutive Cemmiu-ter Chese.. C. H. Loud. one of the "Wolf" comr mittee. said the committee made a com. mittee report of thenr ideas for the purpose of engendering discussion in the hope that we might arrive at some. thing practical. The legislature would not meet until January next; the elec tion of two United States senators would take up all of the early part of the see moon until February say. We all know that the present certificates are in the hands of the bankers, and the apprep riation next year will first go to pay these off. virtually leaving no benefit from the state law. Mr. Kohrsa plan could not go into, effect until next March at the best. We must organize and do something ourselves. It was a busines proposition shall we lestro) the wolves or permit them to lestroy our cattle? Mr. Connors said the matter was too serious to ie dropped. "This rman Wolf destroys T2 per cent of nmy property every year." he said. They have killed F per cent of the calf crop for four or lie years, and the wolves are increasing. He hadl furnished strychnine to his bo)s they were as good as the average boys -and had furnished them board and bait. When it was right cold they didn't go much further than the barn. occasionally poisoning a cat. It was necessary to put a bounty on the wolf that would induce men to go out and locate themselves ^' the head ,of the di iwdes land get this wolf. We can't do this aluoe We oi:ut go at it and give a bounty dof about $8 for gras.; give the hunter the state bounty and the hide. making $13 or $14 per head. Then let all cow counties make a levy of 1. 2 or cents per head on stock; have a respon sible man to punch hides in each dits trict; let the range boss go with the mian to punch the hides. This will kill the wolve off in a year. One county cannot do this alone., Mr. Kohrs wanted a uniform tax to, be leved. in all counties, but Mr. ('onna,rs thought we could not expect anything from the state or county. Neither can we afford td) loose ' per cent of our stock. Mr. Neidrioghaus said thuat the) paid Wi on wolves in Texas and killed man), but not all, and he was in favor of the best way that could be devised to kill them off in Montnnu. Mr. Loud said since he was last on his (eet a gentlec.en had made a sugges. t.on that recalled the action of the as sociation a year ago in passing a resolu tion to turn over one-half or two thirds of the stray fund. which had accumu lated for Iwo years. to the Boardof Stock commissioners for inspection pur poses. If this was lawful.why not make a simmlar one for the purpose of hunting wolves as well as horse thieves. Col. Bryan would go further and have the money turned over to pay hunters in proportion to the amount paid by the diferent counties in the tate. Some of the counties have not levied any sepec tioe tax for one, and sometimes two or three years and those counties that have paid up should get the benefit. If we get earnestly at work. we ran sou. destroy the wolves, but it is necessary to have un.ormity of action. The time of hunting wolves is a esetthial point. and we generally neglect them the latter part of the working semion, having so mush other labor to perform. We put f poisoning until the baits frees. so bird that the wolves refuse them or get away for miles and the men do not get them. but we frequently ind them in the spring. In September, October sad Novembr we could destroy 75 per cent of the wolves on the ranges. Mr. Green mid that in Dakota they had the sne conflict as in this state, the cattleme ato the west end had to seaolted agalst the farmers Is the east end. A polon m was now put with amh eo wbta i thehl., nd he dd as.a se. This was a ew Ide, but was gms y lid. wther M. Beois SMr. Wibhe beid a a dead we weed a muek as a Bive w. sad hewsh Mr. sesm d msid tft wasmsestdsLk turn t dea ea.s mt the fttheMits tpoises. last ti M puebt -o a owe and mIpru , iSt tie, bed hsed sed Mia thetm Ulmew msuumia . The s·e. pumda bhsuu Mum,,d 2;j wolves as the result, and undouLted. ly many more. He, therefore, moved that each and every member of this as sociation pledge himself to put a poison man with his beef wagon in September, October and November. and carry all "big jaws" and cripples in the herd the man to do nothing but poison. J. B. Kendrick offered an amendment to include June. July and August. and also suggestted the looking up of young wolves. Colin Hunter thought we could get a larger bounty; the silver counties would not oppose, and we should get all the bounty we can from the state. lie said he struck off ~5 per cent of the calves branded each year for loss by wolves in making up his assessment list and was certain that he (lid not cut off too much. i Hence the state woud lo se nothing In the long ru'n lb paying for exterminating calves. .1. J. Thomipon gave his experience with strychnine,. but said we wanted a d,lid. quick. portable po.iawn. Mr. Brown acce pted. Mr. Kendrick's aeinlrainent. saying that in the spring the wolves were hungry. but in the fall they couldl kill enugh to eat and would not take the ,aits. In the spring !;3 per cent of the calves branded were wolf markel,. but none were in the fall. Col. Bryan moved to amend the mo tion still further )b adding that each roundl-up district appoint a committee of three to looak after the matter to be chrsen by the stockumen of the district; said committee to report to this asocu u tion next year; the expense, incurredl to te paid by all pro rata. * The resolution nimay e thus eummar. ized. aind in this shape it passed. PReslvel. That each and every meen her of this assciation pledge himlself to emnploy a man to d, nothing but pouson woives. togo with ever) round up from June to, Nernlber inclusive. in each year: the stcskrnern of each rour.dl-ulI up district to select ia ,munitte=e ,f three to have sUleerl ewion of this wrcar I said ('ciOmmitte< tc rep.irt to this cenven tion this year. th expe nse to e, pro, rata * Mr Hendrick 's motion that the secre tar) notify all me.huers of the passage of this resolution was carried. The convention adjourned until 4 p. m. The association a.et again at 4.30 p.m. The tirst order of business being the reports of committees. Joseph T. Brown read that of the Bound-up committee, IR und up would respectfully report the f, ,owing Itic.TI1rr .O. 1. The work on said round up will be ar ranged hereafter and announced in the public press DITrTir No 2. Commences June let at 8 H ranch on Tongue raver. working up Tongue river on west side. At lBig springs wall be joined by the Owl creek round-up and work that sectioa, of the country as per )Owl creek round-up program. This round-up <No. will. after working with the Owl creek round-up a stated work down the Rosebud to the Chey. enne Indian village. Owl creek round up will join No. 2 at Big springs on Toue river. June 16; thence screo to end on Rosebud; thence workling down Rosebud to and inmeludin Indian creek; thence move to mouth of Sqnrrel creek. on Tongue nrver; theoe work up Toarue rier and tributarseelong the north side to Big Hora mountains; thence down Twin creek to its mouth; thenem down the Little Hors to the mouth of Owl creek. working upOwl creek to its head; theaee down Little Owl creek to its mouth. niashing at Reno. Durrme3r ao. 3. Begins May 15th at mouth of Loging creek on Tongue river, working up the river to the mouth ao Odeil creek; thence up Odel creek thence to Otter crmk at mouth d Paget ereek; there the rond-up splits. one section working dowa Otter creek on the west side to the mouth and then up the est sido. The other secton works around the head of Otter creek; workineast tfork o Hanging Wom meek sai, Lee creek, and thene down Oter ereek on the east side until it meet the other section. owerum r No. 4. Commences June 5th at the -Double E' ranch on Toeage river. sest idke ol Ton river to moath Aof - ka reekt; there to meot and work tot% head of PumpkL m crek with romd-up No.6. 0r1ae5 r o. 5. Commees may th at the head at ottonwod . ; work dow to Tel. lowee river: des the ewse to wetra river o abr.w en het d., Is momth of 3 t ,t Lesenos ,n. . see w te ead we ew hae r . LO reah. ý t .krr 1i wE stets eo the mo ae Gugs smutema mm ijs l 4.hr weetN IemI m i t~lws tr the mouth of Timber creek on Big Pow der, working up Timber creek; thence working up Powder river to mouth of Little Powder; thence up Little Powder to mouth of Olmstead creek: thence up Olmstead creek and down Bitter creek to Big Powder; thence down Powder river to mouth of Little Powder. urWrircT( No. 7!;. Commences May 15th on the heed of Box Elder creek, working down to the mouth; thence up Little Missourl to the • 'Hash Knife" ranch. DIoTRI'Tr NO. 8. Commencing May 25th at the mouth of Little Beaver. workiag to the head, thence down gallon to mouth, thence up Cabin Creek to head. DISTRICT NO. 9. Commences May 15th at the lakes above "Froze-toDeath.," worwing the country doown to the mouth of Big Por cupine, thence up same and over to head of Little Porcupine and down same to its mouth; thence working the coun try down to Sand creek and working !Sand creek: thence down to lower end of government bottom; thence acroes to S"iow and Arrow" ranch and up south Hunla) creek to head; thence across divide to head of north Sunday creek and down same to Yellowstone river; then down river working Sand, Harris, Muster and Cabin creeks far as mouth of Custer creek; thence up Custer creek to head and across to head of Crow Hock: thence down Crow Rock to Little Dry and up Little Dry to its head; thence across to head of Big Dry work ing hand creek and on down Big Dry, working Vail and Fraser creeks and on down to mouth of Little Dry. IISTKI(I NO. 10. Commences May 20th at mouth of 'uster creek. working (down Yellowstone t, Fort Buford; thence across to Mis souri river to mouth of Redwater, thence up tiedwater to the head. i)mi'riIT Nro. 11. Commences May 25th with Flat Wil low round-up, at Little-Wall-of Rock on WIllow creek, working down said creek i e Musselshell to the mouth of Calf *" .; thence up Calf creek to the head; i e!re over and up the Muselshell to n....e....n stage road; thence up Hawk .-.",c I, the head. joining round up No. S. . ',lnmpey " Pillar: thence working .... ;he Yellowstone to divide west of l.,.; 'uocupmne. Driiraicr No. 12 Not reported. DiserI(T NO. 1:1. First section begins with No. 11. Sec ond section begins Lower Crooked creek corrals. June 1st. First section works north side of Musselahell around the the mountains meeting second section on Boxelder creek. Respectfully submitted. T. J. Bavwt,, Chairman. J. T. Baow.. Secretary. On motion the report was a.cepted and approved. John T. Murphy. chairman ai the committee on nominations.recommended the election of the following eicore. to myre the association dunng the ensuing year: President-Joe Scott of Miles City. First vice-president-John T. Murphy of Helena; second vice-president, John M. Holt of Miles City. Secretary and treasurw-W. G. Preuitt of Helens. =EX5CTIVE (OMMrrITL Beaverhead-James selway, Josph A. Brown. Cascade--s- . Rmmey, R 8. ForFad. Cbhoteu-J. MeNamar, John Harris Cster-Jesse Hases. F. C. Robert soe. J. J. Thom . C. H. Load. T.J. soe--P thMe-Wibeu. H. 8. Phil. lip,. J. . Day, Fd. Matrie. Debr Lodge--Joh ellebeg . . sOed -Charles Asossey. Jeersoe-8. 8. Huatlr. Lewis & Clarke-J. T. Murphy. J. H. Fraser, D. A. O. Flower. H er Ksla. Madisom--Ale Metel,. . D Bla. Meagher- David Pratt. Lea Lewis. Par- 0. Clark. W. J. Adermnea, qAlved Gofry Lavelle. Tetom--W. K. Flowers.. Vly--D. C. Kye. . Miser Yellowsan.-Paul MeCormick, Thou. Mcaurl. State of Wyomi.g-J. B. Kendrick. North Daei-J. S. Orses. South Dmha-e-M. C. Convees. Northwest Trit.ry-W. F. Cockes, D. MaRokaebra. Onmod=s t S. P. B. BD dl the s port was aseepd, the rles wee sns n pueaded. ad thesuoeary was,.s..wetesd to oust sem ballet for the eatse ti.kt as nmeminsd, whisk was dias. okewed his preleta a oft the grea sem is wMio be is hed by e maY m her et the aaslim, sad Is a I las wes driudr insr as hu ol sabe is Aod sagu.ae is pse his pamedi sbr his deshse as puedinat Jer u e ,e-k ko.a Mn apsl8 " r he bud Is o pset d- &l*pu ib a esn iso Sbhesatof hi ships * on u he sawM iseies thehdmese vanset be weM" top is ere tm .st er Jeri the me asl the pais. Mr. T dl Md Wit, speaL s deie ss-, smw .m seem** ** m ** general deprecation of hiring wolfers by the month, explaining that much better results would follow an increased bounty system, each holding that man who had to depend upon his catch for his living would work harder and to better ad vantage than a man who got his pay, whether he killed a wolf or not. 8. 8. Huntley, from the committee on resolution, reported a new law regarding the apportionment of membership on the executive committee, providing for that given above, while each county hereafter organized in Montana shall be entitled to one member, The new sec tion was printed in the brand book just issued, and the committee's action was simply to legalize it. The report was unanimously adopted. Col. Bryan moved for the appointment by the chair of a committee of five on legislation, giving all the time necessary for publishing the names. After thel adoption of the resolution. Prest. Scott said that he could just as well name the committee now, and with the consent of the association he would do so. There being no objection, he gave the names of Conrad Kohrs, John T. Murphy, C. II. Loud, W. G. Preuitt and Iavid Fratt. There bein- no further business on motion ef J. J. Thompson the meeting adjourned sine die. S.IGIULAR JAIL DELIVERY. A Pri..eer naeape4 ad Leaves Locked boars Behild Him. Thia morning aqout 7 o'clock. when Jailer Will Hawkins made his customary morning call on his involuntary guests; he discovered to his great surprise that one of them-and he only had two had taken French leave sometime dur ing the night. but without leaving any evidence of broken bare or forced locks behind him. In fact the jailer found everything as he had left it the night before. except that the cell ip the cage that should have contained James Doe was tilled with atmosphere only and the elusive James was as effectually non eat as if he had never been. A careful ex amination of the locks and bolts failed to show any evidence of their having been forced in any way, and the only conclusion to be reached is that they were opened by the regular or duplicate keys. There are two !ocks between the cage prisoners and liberty; one at the iron door that gives entrance from the hall into the cage room and one on the cage. Each of these is formidable enough to repel any but expert operators. There are two sets of keys for these locks, one at which is kept locked In the sheriffs safe, and the other ir the pos. session of the jailor, and these were in his pocket last night when he went to bed, and he found them there this morning; the keys kept in the safe were also found undisturbed. From the radi cations, heriff Hawkins is disposed to believe that the delivery was effected by two men from the outside, who found a way, either with duplicate keys or es. pert lock.picking. to get in and resue the prisoner Doe, who it Is believed, be longed to a gang of brglars, who felt ruliciet interest in him to help him out. The only other prisoner in the oageroom gives a very cloudy statement oncerning the escape at Doe. He says that some time ne morning be was awakmed bye a ooaveratioe ad looked arend sreiestly to wa Doe and two menone wom sid, "You are out d bondage now." which he ays conveyed to his mind the impremsai that Doe had bee released on bods. and thinking t a neguler proceeding he turned over and resumed his lmber. The delivery was dected so quietly that Jadlr Wll Hawkins ad R. O. Besa, who were sleepig in the cder a cdBe and the djoaing rose, wer not disturbed at aU. The esped prisoner is registered a James Dos. and was under arrest 6w burglary committed at the Reachman's hotel about a math a At his pre liminary esamiation be was held under bonds at to awnit the notion at the district ourt, and wulld have ome to trial thi term. That he very mro tested that the outeme is evidnod b7 the ntes thathe worte, whic (whan end by the sheeWiaes Is mntl.I wmre und to espen.a mast easmnnt de le or hisl te do , l im .t. and, lathe eaut atlime to de Lthe al _6wr~de of Mdi g to dedl -was seesk d aw·aI and a nteator at dnposes aml a the elnie tadqr, atf PtrhagstsienAle Si b megt s to e r, eage s aba e Un erve W. B. JORDAN, President. G. M. MILES, Vice-President. H. B. WILEY, Cashier. C. L. CAHTER, Ass't Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. MILES CITY, MONTANA. CAPITAL, $50,ooo. SURPLUS AND PROFITS, $8aa Direootorz W. B. JORDAN, GEO. M. MILES, H. B. WILEY, J. W. STREVELL, HESRY TUSLER, JNO. CARTER, F. C. ROBERTSON. X Iteresmt Paid. on T*ime 3Depowc:a. WILLIAM COURTENAY, annow otr, asoasmmmas. Live Stock Broker. Real Estate and Commercial Amacy. Agent for FIRE, LIFE and ACCIDENT INSURANCE. Loan Broker and Notary Public. First Class Ranches, Farms aid Town Lots for sale. Settlers and Intending Purchasers furnished information respecting Northern Pacific Lands and Lots. Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and \'..stern Cattle for sale. U"I Sue a I ilpul., -ATTEND TE[- Engelhor1n Helena Business Collegs ShrMWd , Telegraph, humoerip, Arklemral ka aid Muek. ELEVENTH ANNUAL OPENING SEPT. 4. Iigs. The leat and mut Praetial School in the State. Perfect eoipmmnt. Latet a. t mthoda usd. (ompetent protecoo at the head of eaeh departmentt. POSTAL INSTRTCTIONS in Shorthand, (Pernin. Graham and Pittma.) Bookkeeping and Penmanship. Satistaction Guaranteed. Instruction on all Brass, String sad Reed Instruments in Music Dspartmwat, First class Boarding Accommodations at Principal's residence-.tudst's w Latest and beat Commercial text books on Bookkeeping, Arithmetic, C pondence. etc., for sale. For referen. tesatimonial and ounerse of stady. etc.. send for Cirelars. ddressall lettes toa Rrf. N. T. ENELNIE N. A.. Frsdpl al Frpier. HELENA, MONTANA. cA.Y5OM.- . daeals sa.e W. > ]Pe .m'] wi~e-- -,- ,.-m - Livery, Feed and g O. Sale Stables. Sd " W. Lw DouoSt $sa 0 snoa "an WC. MTA. Rep.snv 6r w S name and prie on the bntna,.rh, Light and Heavy turnouts and ;t"h'' a( Wu Lhn. rs sa ho Saddle animals by the day week hi. : to i.,....or..yicr .i or mouth. sa ae Ilce an ·Ira rn a aIm Plea Tea a "specelept. r~, n ii. Hrses, wagans, buggies and bhar ness on hand at all times for s oa sale at reasonable figures. is bo wp as leat L C. CaI., stss s r .b : t- "- -w b a £ Ra - i fseime s emEe _ m £ ~ IICe ceLL~rL -rrra)_aal~ ' -bhR.C 4,,,,e -· ;;