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Wednesday Morning, Dec. 14.1887.
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A. K. YERKES. Publisher.
Road onr new continued story, the
first chapter of which appears this week.
It is one of the best society stories pub
lished, of thrilling interest throughout;
elegantly illustrated and in clear, large
type. It is one of the best stories the
Ciironici.e will present this winter.
Those wishing to get the firs' chapter
will I kj supplied with the back number.
We feel sorry for Charley Carson, who
by the grace of misused enthusiasm is
privileged to hold the high position of
Probate Judge for Gallatin county.
We do not sigh and weep because he
may be compelled to disgorge $3,000 or
more of money that he took in for
handling tho fragrant hide of the squir
rel. Our tears flow from another cause.
When Commissioner Carver was obliged
to resign, Charles tendered the appoint
ment to John Pother, not that ho expect
ed the wily John to accept; but as a
mere matter of courtesy,—John had
headed the clans that boosted Charles
into office, and he felt grateful.
But John accepted, as all who knew
him well said he would. The Wily
John never so Tar forgets the underlying
principles of a true republican as to re
fuse anything.
As a matter of course, then, being the
only medium through which the Napol
. eonic John had ever secured official
position, Charles expected that John
would Btay with him on the squirrel
But he has not dune so. In fact he
favored, for a while, tho withholding of
Charles' salary, and even went so far as
to refuse to pay for a $.">0 blank case that
the probate judge had procured.
And now, in the bitterness of heart,
Charles wishes that he had appointed
Mr. McKee, of Timberline.
But hold, we have a scheme, Sir
Charles,that we wouldst whispei in thy
ear. The Wily John has been ordered
to file a now bond. You will have to
endorse that bond as probate judge.
Savy? Then is tho time for you to get
in your deadly work.
The scheme you have in your mind of
asking him to resign iB futile. John
never resigns, the expiration of his term
«r death are all that can reach the end
«f his official career.
Here's another pointer, Cnarles. The
only John is laboring under the sweet
delusion that he is entitled to a mileage
of 30 cents, when in truth he iB only en
titled to 15. Make him disgorge the
•mount he lias overcharged, Charles.
Jan. G. Blaine in his ill timed criti
cisms -of the President's message says
that the President has classed the juicy
and fragant weed among the luxuries
and in his tricky use of terras sympa
thizes with the consumer, who J. G. Fay?,
is taxed for every plug of tobacco and
cigar hejbuys. The Chicago News in com
menting upon this strange inconsistency
of the great Republican statesman, who
accepts the challenge given by President
Cleveland, for his party by declaring
that the internal revenue on tobacco
should be abolished, says.
"And where has the United States
reaped any benefit from the reduction in
the internal-revenue tax on tobacco?
Its receipts from this source under the
old rate of 16 cents per pound for the
year ending June 30,1882, were $40,301,
98M. By the reduction to 8 cents per
pound, wliieh went into effect May 1,
1883. the receipts were cut down to $20,
002,400 for the year ending June 30,1884.
For the fiscal year ending June 30 last
the receipts from this same Bource were
$30,108,057, an increase of $2,200,,*04 over
the proceeding year.
Tho best proof possible that consumers
have not been the boneficiaries of the
reduced internal revenue levied on to
bacco is afforded in the fact that the
price has not fallen so as to discourage
the importation of tobacco. In the year
1880 the value of tobacco importations
was$0,170,338,yielding $4,081,400 duty.
In anticipation of the fall in prices pro
phesied to follow the reduction in the
internal revenue on tobacco, i i effect
May 1,1883, the importations for that
year were forced up to $10,515,800, on
which the duty was $7,001,038. The
receipts for the next year naturally fell
off $8,593,098. from which they have
steadily grown until for tho year ending
June 30,1887, they were nearly $12,000,
000, from which $9,127,758 duty was col
lected. It is thus apparent that the
reduction in the internal tax on tobacco
has not discouraged its importation,
which in 1887 was nearlv half as great
again as it was in 1884. And why
should it, Bince the consumer pays just
as much for his plug and his cigar as he
did before 1883?
The Pioneer Press, of St. Paul, pro
poses to work this country on the illus
tration and write-up racket, and has a
corp of writers now in Helena for that
purpose. This scheme has been over
done in Dakota and Minnesota and is
liable to be in Montana. The average
write ups of Montana towns that have
from time to time appeared in the
. Minneapolis Tribune, especially notable
is the one in which Bozeman was the
victim, is entirely valueless, if not abso
lutely injurious. What eastern copital
ists and intending sellers want to know
is something about the undeveloped
wealth of the country. There are any
number of towns in the west with three
story business blocks, that look well on
paper, but are untenanted just the same.
The average sketches of Montana towns
are written for the money there is in it.
The man liberally disposed gets a big
send-off while his more worthy neigh
bor is done up in a short paragraph,—
a la Uistory of Montana. We are in
clined to be,ieve that the citizens of Hel
ena might better spend their money on
their home |<aper.s
1 ».
The President has taken a firm and
courteous stand in favor of a revision
of the tarifl. It was a brave thing to
do and the president deserves great
praise for his bold utterance. He has
given the democratic party an issue and
he lias become the leader of that issue.
It is gratifying to know that the United
States has a largo surplus of wealth in
its treasury; but it is not pleasing,to
admit that this vast surplus comes from
the people to an extent that is far be
yond the needs of an economical admin
istration of its affairs, such as President
Cleveland is giving to the United States.
Such a surplus invites "schemes of pub
lic plunder" and "threatens financial
disturbances." President Cleveland hon
estly and impartially presents the facts
and his reasons why a revision of the
tariff is an imperative necessity. There |
is no demagoguery in the message, it is
a plain statement of fads, flanked with
timely and reasonable recommendations.
The president deserves praise for thus
boldly presently to the people their
gravest needs, without fear of the blat
ant utterances of tho opposition, who
will by every known means endeavor
to prejudice public opinion and make
the president and his administration un
The population of Gallatin county is '
over 10,000. '
The area of Gallatin county suitable 1
for cultivation is about 200,000 acres,— 1
only about 30,000 now being under cnl
The 324,910 acres now owned by resi
dent farmers is valued at $1,171,939.
The entire taxable wealth of Gallatin
county is $3,522,012.
Gallatin county has about 50 square
miles of coal lands, and more to bo un
Gallatin county expended $25,000 for
the maintainence of her public schools
during 1887.
Gallatin county hail 7,000 acres which
yielded, in 1887,300.000 bushels of wheat,
selling for over $200,000.
Gallatin county had 20,000 across of
the heaviest oats grown in the west,
yielding 1.200,000 bushels, and bri nging
in over $500,000.
Gallatin county had 3,000 acres of
brewers' barley, yielding 100,000 bushels,
worth $00,000.
Gallatin has 10,421 head of tattle val
ued at $370,225.
Gallatin has 10,000 head of horses,
valued at 379.53-5.
Gallatin lias 13,220 head of sheep, val
ued at $40,448.
Gallatin lias 1,.'02 head of hogs, val
ued at $5,072.
The Freuens were English snobs
They came to Montana from Wyoming
with all the pretensions they could car
ry. They flew high, as great Wyoming
cattlc kings. Before this they had
planted oysters on tho coast of Ireland;
organized a bat guano cave stock com
pany in Texas; built a beef packing
house in the Rockies; made cowboys of
young Englishmen, had an elegant city
residence in Cheyenne and a palatial
homo on the range; they established
relay stations in Wyoming and made
quick trips through the country. They
were high rollers from P3ngland and
during their carcqr they made the most
extravagant American spendthrift takea
back seat They ran their wild, brief
course with glittering effect; but they
went "bust,-" and carried Post*s bank to I
bankruptcy with them. They did busi
ness with English capital, now in the
hands of the "barburaus American, ye
know." A hue and cry h»3 long gone
up against the Englishmen, who, it is
said, are grabbing up our lands and using ;
them for their English relatives and
friends to get rich with. The brief his
tory of the Englishman in Montana, we
think, will show that in the majority of
cases the rich and wily Englishman suc
cumbs to the innocent and uusophistir
cated Yankee. Iu short the Englishman
tomes to this country with plenty of
money and no experience ; the Yankee
takes the money and furnishes the ex
Livingston experienced a series of
surprises last week that Bhook its foun
elation Walls. In the first place, on
Wednesday, when the county commis
sioners met, it leaked out that E. B.
Martin had tendered his resignation as
county clerk, a position which he ac
quired by the formation of Park county.
A scramble for the office immediately
began, and among the list of Republicans
who lost no time in presenting their
claims was A. L. Love, cashier of tho
Livingston bank. This occasioned
another suprise. Among those of the
Republican ranks besides Mr. Love who
sought to obtain tho position were Mr.
lleffcrlin who believes that he deserves
well of the Republican party and the
people of Livingston; Charles Berg, who
is always on hand when an office is
vacant, nnd numerous others. It was
generally believed that a Republican
would obtain tho coveted place by
reason of the fact that two of tho three
commissioners were Republicans ; but
the Democrats of Park county, for once
in their lives, succeeded in "getting away
with the baggage," and secured the place
for I)avo Van Horn,—Commissioners
Myers and Carver voting for him nnd
Hatch for Charles Tappan, who was ap
pointed Mr. Van Horn's deputy, a posi
tion he now holds nnder Mr. Martin.
While Mr. Travel lick was fin the sub
ject of the exhorbitant Interest charged
the poor man, he should have said some
thing about the insurance companies
that are legalized in this territory to
carry on robbery to an unlimited ex
tent. There are few businesses that can
afford to pay the high rate of insurance
now charged by the insurance compan
ies, who have pooled their rales. Here,
an excellent fire department, and fires
are of rare occur re me, these companies
continue to raise their rates, instead of
lowering theui, and those w ho insure
their property pay fur the losses entail,
ed in less substantially built towns. It
is time that a local organization take
this matter out of the hands of foreign
corporations, who are piling up riches
that we cannot get the benefit of.
Chief Justic e Waite, of the supreme
CJiirt, celebrated his seventy-first birth
day this week, but he docs not look a
day over sixty years. One year ago the
venerable jurist was eligible to retire
ment, and he could then have resigned
his commission and demanded a salary
of $10,000 per annum the remainder of
his life. The same may be said of Asso
ciate Justices Field. Miller and Bradley.
Perhaps in no other coui.try of the
world can be witnessed four septuagen
arians vigously working every day .when
they could recdve precisely tho same
compensation for doing nothing what
Secretary Lamar's annual report, a
portion of which we print in this issue,
is unusually exhaustive. He recom
mends the immediate aud total repeal of
the pre emption laws, timber culture
acts and relinquishment acts nnd add
thereto the cash entry laws anfl the
desert land law. The injurious cflect of
their remaining on the statute books in
their present form has convinced him
that all except the homestead law should
be swept from the statute book. More
than a quarter of a century has elapsed
since the passage of .the homestead law.
Its operations during the last decade
have shown it to be the wisest and most
honest method of disposing of agricul
tural public lands, embracing all the ad
vantages of tho pre-emption system
without its acknowledged facilities for
According to the annual report of the
first assistant postmaster general, the
number of postoflDces in the United
States on June 30, 1887. was 55,107 ; It
further shows tho still more gratifying
fact that over 25,000 democrats have
been appointed postmasters during the
past two year. It is surprising to think
of the vast amount of money lost in
transmission through the mails. The
report of the dead hitter office shows
that the sum of $29,087 was found in let
ters, of which amount $22,039 was re
turned to the senders. There was de
posited in tho treasury $0,(572, taken
from dedd letters that could not be
restored to the owners, and also $2,921,
the proceeds of auction sales of packages
of merchandise, which could not bo
The republican press sustained a shock
:>n the dav that the s^nato of the United 1
States mot and organized. The papers
liad told H» flaming headlines of an im
pending rumpus over the seating of sev- }
eral new democratic members. The ]
war did not materfali/.e, all the now
members were sworn in withor.t objec
tion, with the single exception of Faulk- 1
ner,of West Virginia,who was objected to f
by Mr. Hoar, an objecttion that will soon
be removed. Carlisle was elected Speak
er again for the third time. All tho
democratic candidates for the other ,
offices were elected and harmony pre- .
vails, much to the chargin of the afore
said republican papers, who arc desirous
of seeing the biggest kind of a rumpus.
Agent Williamson, of the Crows, has
been given notice to quit and has in con- (
sequence resigned. Williamson was a
portege of Lamar, like a very large num
berof others in tho Interior department.
Lamar filled all the offices at his dispos
al with JVf ississiphins. We, of Montana
want Montanians for onr own offices,
and it is to be hoped U«at a good demo
crat will step into Williamson's shoes.
From all the information we can glean,
Williamson made a fair very agent for
one new to the country and tho ways of
the aborigines. He certainly stood "pat"
during the late outbreak.
There is every indication that the sen
ate will wage a vigorous war against the
president this winter,—tho provocation
Mr. Cleveland's appolnf,mept qf the
American fisheries commissioner, who
rank diplomatically as special envoys,
without the "advice and consent of the
Benate." The question of prerogative
thus raised is nuite an old one, dating
back early in tlie history of tho govern
ment, and it affords political demagogues
a ready subject of interminable contro
General "Jecms" Brisbin, tho some
what voluminous letter writer gives his
views regarding tho route of the North
western railroad through Montana.
While we should like to believe that the
Northwestern iB coming to this part of
Montana, we cannot accept the general's
theory as to its course: "Side-lining the
Northern Pacific from Bozeman to
Helena." One of the mistakes of the
Northern Pacific was the route it adopted
from Bozeman west and tho Noith
western is pot going to fall into the same
A resident of this county, now absent,
writes to the editor as follows: " I con
gratulate you on tho successful issue of
your law suit against Gallatin county, on
your printing contract. This is as it
should oe. Even handed justico should
he the duo of every citizen. The dignity,
standing and credit of Gallatin county
will bo as much affectcd bv tho violation
of a valid contract as the commercial
standing of a private individual would
be { and her fair name and credit should
bo jealously guarded by all public ser
No sooner had Blaine received Presir
dent Cleveland's message than he sat
down and dictated an article for his fav
orite journal, tho New York Tribune, in
which he takes issue with the president,
of course, and endeavors to build up a
little boom for Jim. Mr. Blaine, as tho
the great American letter-writer, is evi
dently still in the ring.
Prohibition sustained a severe back
set at Atlanta during the recent election;
but has been victorious with its cases in
the United States supreme couit, they
being decided in favor of tho State of
Kansas. The judges delivered an ex
haustive disquisit ion upon the right of a
statu to enact and enforce prohibition
We have received from Capt. Mills,
editor of the Deer Lodge New Nortwest,
a stack of reading matter that will keep
us busy all winter. Tho Captain gives
to each |>aid-up subscriber a bundle of
this choice reading matter, besides one
of tho most excellent family papers pub
lished in the west.
Next year, in all probability. Montana
will have an encampment of its Nation
al Guards, Secretary Lamar and Gen.
Sheridan have both recommended that
the government |«y the expenses of
each and every encampment held by
tho militia of each state.
You have often heard of persons re
turning "conscience money'- to the gor
eminent; did you ever hear of a way
back subscriber becoming coneience
stricken to tho extent of paying up a
three-years' suliscription.
Surveyors are at work at Voston sur
veying a railroad route from that place
to the Castle Mountains. The Helena
iles want to make Castle Mountain tri
butary to Ilc-I.Mia and will of courso
succeed in doing so.
M. Sadi Curnot has been p'aceablv
installed as prewid .nt of the French re
public. Carnot is regarded as an in
offensive. negative man, who will do
nothing to change the administrative
course of the republic.
Major Thomson P. McElrath, the first
editor of the Miles City Journal, was
recently elected librarian of the New
York Press club, a lucrative position,
It is surprising that the Independent,
which is at present so sorely afflicted,
manages to appear in such creditable
shap<>, on time each day. The manag
ing editor. J. E. Hendry, whose versa
tility and ability as a writer is so well
known, is now hovering between life
and deotli, with the chances greatly
against hint; Dave Marks, of the city
staff, is confined to his room, and Lam
bert Mollinelli, city editor, was ulso
obliged to seek rest from overwork. The
Chronicle earnestly hopes that the In
dependent boys will soon be on their
feet again, as uny one of them, nnd
more esi e -ially the managing editor,can
not be spared ft\>m the ranks of Mon
tana journalism.
The rumored cabinet changes have
taken place. Lamar goes to the supreme
court bench. Vilas takes Lamar's place
in the cabinet,and Don Dickinson enters
the cabinet in the capacity of postmaster
The Crows have tbe right to pay who
shall possess their land and it is not
probable that they will allow the Gros
Ventres to become part, owners.
It is very doubtful whether the pcnnte
will confirm Lucius (juintus Curtis La
mar. It is also questionable whether it
ehould do so.
When requested to resign. President
Grevy had five years to serve before his
commission expired.
M. Ferry, the French statesman, was
shot and seriously wounded last week by
a would-be assassin.
Herr Most was sentenced to one year
in the penitentiary, it. ought to have
Tho National republican convention
will nuot in Chicago next June, the
('bos. Carsop hopes to find tho resigna
tion of John Potter ip his Christinas
An exchange says tho new game called
"Editor's Delight" is played in this wise:
Take a sheet of ordinary writing paper,
fold it upcarefullv, and enclose a bank
noto sufficiently large to pav all arrears
and a year in advance. What adds
immensely to the pjeasure of the game
is to send along the name of a pew sub
scriber or two, accompanied bv cash.
Keep your eye on tho editor, nnd if a
smile adorns his face tho trick works
like n charm. It now being near the
first of the year, it is an appropriate
time to play the joko. Just try it—Ex.
D;e<), at her residence in Bweman,
on Sunday the 11th, at 4 p.m., Mrs.
Helen Comfort, wife of Rev. Upo. Com
fort, flged 57 years, 10 months and 11
Mrs. Comfort has been a resident of
Bozeman some eight years, aud had be
come generally and well known. She
had hi en afflicted with a lung trjuble fo •
many years and since August last has
beep rtypjdjy decliping, wjien at hist her
feeble constitution yielded to l>er inher
ited disease, consumption.
She leaves, besides a husband and two
adopted children,—son and daughter,—
to mourn her loss, a large circle of
friends, who will cherish her memory
with ft deep and affectionate regard.
For 30 years she bad wel) fu|lijiec{ her
part, as wife, mother, neighbor, citizen
and Christian. Having comprehended
her near dissolution, she made dispos
ition of her littlo effects, arranging even
her funeral, which took place from her
home, from which she was borno to
her last rest place in the Masonic ceme
tery on tho lull So, "one by one, they
The county commissioners concluded
their work last night, The session was
an unusually interesting one and lias
created no small nmount of talk. The
bills of Attorney Hendry aggregating
§000 f( f extra fees in defending and pro
secuting the sijita of Charles ('arson, A.
K. Yerkes, 0. W. Hoffman and other*
caused considerable discussion aud took
up considerable time. The bill of Judge
Luce of $200, for aiding Mr. Henry in
the prosecution was out in half at the
first part of these,si-»n, whereupon the
Judge began suit for tl.e balance, a move
that had its desired effect.
The kidi of Drs. Waters, Foster, Gies
dorf, Clark and Hogau for medical at
tendance upon county poor were opened
and allowed to Dr. Ilogan, who gives
bonds in the sum of $.1,009 for the faith
ful performance of bis woik, for the sum
of $350 |>or >ear. The commissioners
also made an order that the contract
should be awarded only to those who
could show there medical diplomas.
C'has. Holmes, was awarded the con
tract again of maintaining the county
jtoor nt 4.00 per week.
A vast amount of road work was ac
complished. The treasurer's books were
carefully examined and found to be in a
most excellent condition. And last but
not least A. K. Yerkes' judgement for
$340.25 and costs was paid.
Ail Opcullig for a Mununlan.
Washington, Dec. 8.—Crow Indian
Agent Williamson has resigned, to take
effect Dec. 31. The resignation, which
was called for by the secretary, is the
result of inspector Armstrong's visit.
The latter is now here, but refuses to
make public the rcfcult of his investiga
tioas. It is believed, however, that ho
found Williamson had neglected to ccm
ply with the secretary's order to adver
tise the grazing privileges of tho reser
vation, leaving the mouopoly in the
hands of one syndicate, who
as to their occupancy. When directed to
so lease the lands. Williamson wrote
to the secretary counselling delay, say
ing the Indians wanted the stockmen
then on tho lands to havo the graz
ing. The secretary made no reply.
Armstrong also found that Willimsou
hud made a contract giving McCormick
and McNutt the right to cut hay on the
reservation, though having no right to
make such a contract. Armstrong tore
their contrai* up and made them pay
tho Indians $2 |ier ton for tho hav.
Charges of a personal nature were also
made, that Williamson is loud, profane
and quick tenqiered.
Let Matt. Alilersonlook to his laureh',
Sam Gordon has started in the poesy
business. Here's his latest:
What's that y'r reading? A pa|>er?
A paper? We.l, dern my .skin !
You a cuss grown in' bearded
An' histina such stufl as that in !
You never done tlu.t way in Miles.
Iteadin' lit'raturc chaffy like this;
Here a <ilobe—that's the paper to read,
Stick to it, an' you'll not go amis.
—Sam Gordon Cowboy Poet.
This Miles City Journal tat week <«n
tai-it-tl 11 Hinry of 11 yevmp nine, " ll "
buried urnk-r un over turned tail of
lumber, a long way from habitations,
t»ok his whip lash, which was within
reach of his uninjured arms, and
strangled himself to death. He recog
nized the fact that death must come
eventually and no heroically hastened
Tbe secretary of the interior has np
prow . the assignment of the lease of
James A. Clark, of the hotels in the
Yellowstone park, to White, Frank &
Iieteiliers, of Grand lipids. Mich. Clark
will probably continue as managerofthe
hotels for tho new lessees. Gibson has
written tho department asking that a
time he set for a hearing on his interests
in the park, when he will bring witnesses
from Montana. It is probable the case
will come up early in January.
The teri itorial offlcersare now engaged
in preparing their annual rr|iorts. That
of Auditor Sullivan will show the
be about $00,000,000, an increase during
the year of about $5,000,000. In view of
tho fact that the I obs on cattle during the
year amounted to $4,000,000. tho in
creased assessment is a most creditable
showing of the growing wealth of tho
territory. The heaviest loss in cattle
was in Custer county, the returns show
ing the nnmbar of cattle assessed this
year to be 90,071, with a valuation of
$1,815,140, a decrease from las' year of
97,034 head, with a valuation of $1.101,
480. Dawson county pomes next, tho
ret urnes this year showing 20,5^7 cattle
having a value of $509,000, the decrease
from last year being 87,03fi.head having
a value of £534,003. Choteau county
has 10,022 fower cattle than last year,
worth $542,511, or at least"UiVaSsesBincnt
is that much less. The total number of
cattle in the territory is 471,178, worth
$9,491,807, the decrease from last year
being 192.538, valued at $3,85(1,008. The
sheep In tbe territory on the contrary
have increased, tho number nt present
being 1,002,141, with a vnluatlau of $2,.
148,551, tho Increase over last year being
93,843, wor th $105,823.-Indep endent.
Wants Instructions.
Washington, Dec. fi.—Captain Harris
has written to the secretary of the inter
ior that the dccrcp of tho Wyoming
sijprpme court in tlip (itwe of G. F. vs.
Charles T. Hobart has ordered
tho salo of tho upper Geyser Basin
hotel. But tho hotel Is not on leased
ground, being In within less than a quar
ter of a mile of Old Faithful. He there
fore thinks of forbidding tho sale of the
hofol, and asks for instructions.
The President's Message.
The concluding paragraph of the Presb
dent's message Is u sample of the sensible
whole: "Tho simple and plain duty
wjiicli wo owo tho porplo is to reduce
taxation to the necessary expense of an
economical operation of the government
and to restore to the business of the
country the money which we hold in tho
treasury through the preversiop of
governmental powers. These things can
and should be done with safety to all our
Industries, without dunger to the oppor
tunity for remunerative labor which our
workingmt-n need, and benefiting them
aud all our people by cheapening their
means of subsistence, and increasing the
measure of their comforts."
ftwcot lady with tho silver linlr,
How dour tljoiinrl tuinei
WlKdoni adorns tho lirow so lair
The graces loved thy agile tread
a lHStroo'qi thy da>H,
I.Ike Mary, thou tho bitter pa i
And tho' tliou'rt pierced with sorrows da rln
A recompense heaven will lio4«w
' u'lmlcyoS! !SrS2? d „.o
The Ketpiel read by (>oi above
lie stood
(to hi the field
— - - road, and he
search of daisies for a bouquet a la mode. He
had promised a yontliftil maiden to gather
t'icm sweet and full, and perchance he
might have done so except for a farmer's
bull, which- suddenly camo upon him
whilo ho warbled a lovelorn lay, and with
out so much as a single thought he made
for the broad highway; he did his best as
a runner, and jumped with a quicken'd
sense, but in spite of speed or agility, ho
was hoisted over the fence. He was torn
by briar and bramble, he was lamed and
bruised and sprained; then St. Jacobs Oil
was well rubbed on, and his former self
regained. He betook himself to his lady
fair to offer a ready plea. She heard
tho joke and simply said, "You're daisy
enough for me." And so they all say
of this celebrated remedy when it cures
pains aud bruises. "Beaver, Beaver county,
Pa., Oct 29,1886.—Seven years ago I fell
from a wagon and sprained my wrist very
badly. Tried many remedies without
snecess, and then finally tried St. Jacobs
Oil. I enjoyed good rest, the first in three
nights, and it cured me. C. C. Atkins."
"Worcester, Mass., 15 Hawley St, June 8,
1887.—Sprained my ankle and was unoble
to move without crutches. Used two
tattles of St Jacobs Oil. It effected a
perfect cure. No return of pain. O. W.
IJriggs." "Philadelphia, Po., Feb. 5,1887.—
Ten years ago sprained my ankle nnd
could not walk for ten weeks. Sprained
it three times since. Lost time tried St
Jacobs Oil, and it not only cured it but
strengthened it. The ankle is just as
strong now as the other, and have had no
trouble 6inco. Otto L. Kehrweider, 109
Queen St., Germantown." "Corydon, Ind.,
Juue, 1887.—Had my oollar-bone broken,
and it was very painful. I applied St.
Jacobs Oil and it got entirely well. I used
two bottles—only remedy used—it worked
like a charm. No return of pain, l^evi
Hottel." "Nothing I can say La regard to
St Jacobs Oil," says Mr. Arthur G. Lewis,
editor Southern Society, Norfolk, Va., June
27,1887, "will do it justice. Havfe used it
for aches and pains for a number of yuais.
Those who are In need of profitable employ
ment that can be done while living at home
should at once send their addrcHH to Hallet t
Co., Portland, Maine, and receive free, fttll
Information how either sex, of all age*, ran
earn froni^&i t< ¥25 jh 1 ."'Yart^nve!
Onr New Store, which we now occupy,
haa about 3 acrea of Flour Space.
luued Sept. and March,
8 •£ x 11 *Incbea, wltEovcr
3,BOO til nitration* — a
whole Picture Gallery.
G1VBS Wholesale Prices
direct to consumers on all Kood* for
personal or family use. Tells how to
order, and gives exact cost ot every
thing yon use, eat, drink, wear, or
have fun with. These IltVALUABLK
HOOiLS contain Information gleaned
from the market* of the world. A
eopy sent FREE upon receipt of
.10 eta. to defray expenae of
MP^T < 5,?5f ERY WARD * co.
111.111 Michigan Avennr, 4.'blca««t 111*
nutter, choloo 40
onumii.... ; :..." "'HI'
syrup 1
Hogar.... a 00
Applex, Alden?. r^'Ji
^Slieep— Heeoli'tSj 1,'ijll; western, $1 (KK-ii") 35;
VfhenN-('iudi, ( Ttlk,': January, Tii^.May, s.'! 1
Hurley—t'ash, "«e per bu.
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength nnd wholesomenoss. More
economical than the ordinary kinds and can
not be Bold In competition with the multitude
cflow test, short weight, alum or pliosphntc
powders. Hold only In 'cans. Tun Rovai. Uak
ino rowiiF.it Co.. 11)0 Wall 8t., IJ. Y.
I.aud Office at Rnzeman, Montana,
Dec. 13th, 1887.
Notice Is hereby given tnat tho following
named settler has rtlcd notice of his Inten
tion to irako final proor In support of his
claim, and that said proof will bo made before
Register and lteceivcr at llo/.oman, M, T., on
Thursday, Jan. I'Jth, 1888, vim
J I. ^^rtheHK* of NWjg, H Wy A NE
Ho names tlii following witnesses to prove
tlonof, salt?"andjvlz? 06 ,,1 ' 0n ' "" '" ' VR *
Harvey LaRue, James Gallon. William
Durham, all of Gallop, M. T. anq Mi|Um E.
Denhftun ot lllljsflalji, M. T.
G. W. MoNitoE, Register.
First Pub, Deo. 11th, 1887,
U. 8. Land OFPicB^,JIoznman, M. T.,J
named settler luuHUod notice of his intention
to make final proof in support of hV) claim,
and that snld pioof wW be made before Re
gUtor ami Rccoty&r tit liozeman, M. T. on Hat
orday, Jan. £lst, 1888, viz:
who made II, E. No. 4M, for tho Lots 8 and 1 ol
Hue. 2, Tp. 1 Bo., It. 5 E.
^ filenames the following wltncsses^to yrovc
tion of, midland, vli: UP °" a " ° U %H "
George F. Jonev^ficorgel'erelval, Monlgom
Land Office nt ilozemam Montana, j
Hun anrt lif.vEvrr (it lln/rinim, Montiinn.mi
Saturday, Jan. 21st, l.sxs, viz;
who made H. K. No. £11, for Hip NEW, Roe.a,
Tl>. I, »o„ R, a E,
lie names the following wit iig-spoh to prove
Ills continuous^reMdence upon, nnd culllva
Ocorge F. Jones, Fran-is M. Titus, Mont
comery \Y Isnor, mul Aniw Melton, all of
lloiceman, M. T.
F.mnubii TO t,orj i!8u Q a?' iu * u,w -
Report of the Condition
National Bank of Bozeman 1
^At Bozemam In^tho Territory of^Monhuia,
Loans and discounts 5 1(XI,<M8.«1
U. S. KondH to secure circulation
oilier stocks, bonds aud mortgages.. KVUii.21!
Due from approved reset \ l
Duo from other National
Due from state banks and '
bankers 7,«i7.7i 1 w.vi.o
Real estate, furnitureand fixtures... 18,Ol, "
Current expenses aud taxes luiid f»,7ls.M
Premiums paid.. n,-7.'..w»
mocks aud other coh I i IU jiiih. .1,051 *8
Hill* of other bank* 3,UI.«W
'' ,C nickel? 1 and «•'!H iVK
Legal tender notes ii.''m0.n0 t0,H , il.*W
Redemption fund with U.S.Treas
urer, (ftporct. of circulation)... l.lij.oi
Silver In transit.. 170.00
Total,.. »IW;»«.«o
• apltal stock |taid In. - $|iKi,<kiM on
iT l uTi?ided^wHi«"v.':".:v.v.":::i\\v."".".'".'.' «,«n'.ii
Individual depoKlts Hubjoct
Demand^certificateslof do- ^
I, j a*I'.^Martin, ^Cashier Of the ii I mivc
knowledge and belief. ^ ^ ''' °
* C' has . S." ilAUXMAN, Notary Put tic.
NEliiON HTORY, 1 *^ 051 '
^loUce iHhorehjr glyen^that in^purstiance ol
clal District, In ami r,)r tho county of Galla
tin, territory ot Montana, made on the 1-a
day of Decernber. 1887, in tho matter ol the
settlement of tho Into firm of Strasburgcr ,v
Sperling, late of liozeman, Montana, tho
undersigned the receiver or said partnership,
will Hell at private sale U> tho higiiest bidder,
for cash, and subject^to confirmation by said
o'clock noonof saldday! at the offlciV.V Win"
A. lines, in said city or liozeman, M. T. All
the right, title, interest and estate of tho
said Strasburger A Sperling, In and to that
certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate,
lying and being in tho said city of lioxeman,
GaihUin a»unty, Montana, and described as
nf l 1 U u ^.^v«nr^ 3 d eight (S)ol Clock "B"
Bozeman, M.T. ' 011 ° ' 10 ,owu
Lot No. seven (7) and nineteen (Hy feet oil
the west side of Lot No. eight <8 , hting forty
seven feet front on Main street, liozeman, M
!i. . l£ t *J'f} eea (l f ,) sixteen (l»l.) nil In
Bozeman M T^ OMK Platof tho town ol
tion to the town of j
Lots II and 15. of Block -'I" or tho original
olatoi the town of liozeman, M. T.,ancl ".ot
No. 11, Block "K," of Rouse's First addition
to the town of Bozeman, M. T.;
Together with the tenements, heredita
ment* and appurtcnances thereunto holong
ingor ln any wise appertaining.
Snid property will be Hold as a whole or In
ffi7ipartm^lp W Ter? >W,t " < ' van,a,?l,OUH to
gale, cash, 1 (1 per cent of purchase money to
be paid or deposited 011 day of sale, balance
on confirmation or sale by nr I ii ' District
Court. Deed at expense of purchaser
Dated this litli day of iWinber, 1 k £.
Sperling!' "^nrgor 4
COAL! COAL!—S. L. llnllier lias the
agency for the I'.Hler coal in Boze
man. All orders loft .it Sanders A: Max
well'^ will receive his prompt attention.
The coal is better than ever, and ta
warranted to give satisfaction. A flippy
always on hand.
I7*RE8H OYSTKKS.—I'liil J»odnon is
3 receiving Booth's selects oysters by
every express. If vou want oysters at
the lowest price ami best brands, fresh,
po to Dods(m's.
NOTICK.—To wlirim it may concern.
I the undersigned, hold in my
possession, one black mare about three
years old, branded "IV' on left tliiuh,
which came to my place. The owner is
hereby called upon to claim the same
and to pay all damages.
4t. Gko.II. Wll i>"N.
"^TOTKT..— Notice is hereby piven
-i-^l that afier this date I will pay no
debts contracted by my wife, Mis. 11. M.
Worsham, or any of her children.
I*. P. WolUtllAM.
Bozeman, M. T., Nov. '-Midi, 18S7.
NOTICK.—In pursuance of an order
of the Probate Court in the matter
of the Estate of John M. Sweeney, deo'd
late of tho firm of T. C. I'owet ct Co.,
all persons indebted to said lirm are re
quested to make immediate payment on
or before the 17th day of |)ecember*1887.
After that date the books will lie iu tho
hands of nn Attorney and forced collec
tion commenced at once.
T. C. PowKit,
J. W. Bksskkf.ii,
JjJ"OTICK.—To am. WHOM 11 MAY con
There will be an election held nt each
of the wards in the city of Bozeman, on
the 27th day of December, 1887, to sub
mit- to the qualified voters of the city of
liozeman the proposition of bonding tho
city iu the sum of $25,(100. polling places
to be nH follows: 1st ward—city hall;
2nd ward—T. C. Power it Co.'s; :td ward
—Benepe's; 4th ward—Speith A: Krnps.
By order of the city council.
I) C. Cam en em ,, City Clerk.
Bozeman, Dec. 1st, 1887.
U r<»( K 1 iOl.I »1 ;i>- MKKTI Nt ;.-Tl.e
regular annual meeting of the share
holders of llio (tallatin Valley National
Rank of Bozeman, Montana, will beheld
on Tuesday, January 10th, 1888, at the
bank building.
1 j. e. M autin , Cashier.
School.—liaung..leased the entire
Uouutree property fronting 011 Bozeman
and Mendenhall streets, tho University
School will hereafter bo confined to this
block nnd these buildings in all iln ap
pointments. This arrangement will add
to tho facility, economy and safety of
the pupils, ami will be wholly placed at
the command nnd disposal ofthe school.
The president's office will also lie In tho
Uountree block on the west side of Boze
man street. No pains will be spared to
render this school a complete and per
manent- success in all its dejiartments.
The president's thanks are heartily ten
dered the citUens of Bozeman city and
(>allatin county, who, without respect to
parlv or creed have so unitedly and cor
diallv endorsed his undertaking, and
sent in the noble youth that now grace
his recitation rooms with their presence.
Patrons and pupils nt s\ distance are in
formed that everything is now prepared
to receive them to c.mfortable and
choice appointments in the Kountree
block, and nothing will be spared by
the president and steward to render this
college home a delightful and seeiue
place of intellectual resort to all the
young gentlemen and ladies \\ hQ shall
attend upon this school.
Further infmnifttion can be obtained
by addressing the president,
Prop . J. B. Patch , Bozeman, M.T.
jior SALE]
a dairy or stock ranch.
A fine and ever-flowing stream of water run
ning through It constantly; -iso acres of good
Apply to' S In "° ' * r( " hftk ' W bargain.
IJ, Ct.fciAVK-l.AN P. liozeman, M .t
I am now prepared to furnish to the
Bozeman public
Orders can bo left nt
and will be promptly and satisfiu.torilly
filled every morning. My bntter is
Gilt-edge and I guarantee to give
tho best of satisfaction to all
who may bestow their
patronage upon me.
One Oar Load
Best in the Market
In Boxes and Barrel*.
No combination, no co-operation,—to
keep up the price and work off inferior
ftu it.
Call and get apples for winter use.
Jake Webster.
Grand Fall Opening'
Our Immense Stock of Fall Goods is arriving daily.
We have now on hand the Finest Stock of California Clothing, Un
derwear and Blankets ever brought to this market. Come and see
our fine line of
Also a full line of Rubber G-oods. We have a fine stock of Fur Over
coats and Cans. Examine eoods before purchasing elsewhere. Yon
will find our prices lower than the lowest.
OppositeLalcede Hotel. N, E. DAVIS.
C 1 o t li i n g*!
This fall in both California and Eastern
manufacture. They always get the
best styles and sell at the
In all grades and prices from the lowest up.
Flannel and Oassimere Shirts.
Come and see our elegant line of silk hand
kerchiefs and eilk mufflers, the most
beautiful lot ever brought to B. f
We have increased our trade this season al
most double by hard work and close
attention to the wants of our cus
tomers in giving them the best
goods at the lowest prices.
We Sell No Shoddy.
1888 T T) " 1 ' " ^' t ''' stcrs
d,akiis J-oasinsKi "-"ft
^ bros
Display the finest and Lar«est stock of
livi-rvlliina is Rich, Clioluo mvl Novel, a variety to suit nil T.istm.
Prices Within Tour Means.
Drop in; You will (eel Repaid. Careful attent ion to selecting and tilling of orlers
Is now ready to fill all orders for
Having got his Candy Factory in Full Blast, and is now turning out tbe laiycsf
and finest assortment of Cahdies over seen in Montana.
Candies for tlie Little Ones, Candira for the Missts and Can
dies for the Old Folks.
Has left his orders for his Xmas Supply of of Choice. Pure
Take a look and tr^ some Of those Fine Imported Frencli
Crystalized Fruits, as well as those Fine Imported
Xmas Mixed Candies, as well ns a Fall Lino of Choice French and llaml-niade
('renin Candies. I also havo a verv fine line ofthe Finest Spanish hand made
In Boxes suitable for Xmas Presents, for tho Father, Husband or Brotner. I am
determined to close out all of my Xmas goods by Xmas if prices and quality »'i"
be nn inducement.
. P : 8 —(A'ul d mt you foriret it.) But that Pendleton carries a verv eli»i*
selection oi tai.ey Groceries in glasses and in cans. His Coffee and Teas can't
beat, as well as that \ ermont Maplo Syrup,—Pure, Sweet nnd Delicious. Thai
I oultry Seasoning is what is wanted by every house wife.
"Just the Thing for Christmas."
Is what may be said of tho Hundred-i of Attractive Articles that go to n.ake up onr 1
Superb Assortment of Holiday Goods
Albums, Dressing Cases, l'lush tioodf, Autograph Albums, Scrap - Ilooki
Music boxes. Gold Pens and Pencils, Hanging and Tublo I-amps,
Steel Engravings, Oil Paintings, Waiting Desks, Risque Figures
Wlitskbroom Holders, Mirrors, l*aj»er Knives, Opera
Glasses. Ink Stands. Fancy Thermometers, Card '
Cases, Toys, Dolls nnd Games, Etc.
Christmas and Nc# Year's Cards, Juvenile Hooks, Standard Works it" 1 '
lllustr-ited Gift Hooks, Velocipedes, Wagons, Rocking IIorweH, Sleds
Doll Carriages, Skates, Etc., and a multitude of Nice thinvs
which wo cannot here enumerate.
We claim f- r our Stock, General excellence in quality. Immense VurieU a >1
llcaronable Prices. BSyOrders will receive prompt and careful attention.

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