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•SrWTLAIfüHORNE, Editor. TERMS: Æ ~ *ftAÔLV, (rn advinoe.) - - SIX MONTHS, (In advance.) - THREE MONTHS, (In advance.) - 3.50 2.00 1.00 THE CHRONICLE to delivered In Bozo man at SO cento per month or KUX) peryear. THE CHRONICLE PUBLISHING CO. BOZEMAN, M. T. The Chronicle. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1883. — r --------— * WrMM thf pleasure while in Wash ington feTneeting that prince of •'racon tenra/'ths Hon. Proctor Knott, member of Congre« from Kentucky, and heard him relate some of the anecdote« pub lished on the first page of thin paper. One must aee him and hear Jriin to fully appreciate the stories he relates,%s he throws such a variety of acting and mim icry in them, that he invests an ordinary story with such a charm as to make yon almost split your sides with laughter. Hon. G sorge D. Thomas, councilman from this district has won the respect and admiration of Ms constituents, by his evident desire to do the right thing, and . ,. „ , . '__. .. In bomipawnfce to our interests. While Hr. Thomas is a staunch Republican he is never so Minded by partisan feeling as not to see any good on the other side. In feet hffc <«• in whom we feel safe in entrufeffir «V Wnfes and have no douit(Eat althe^loseofthe session he will merit the plaudits of his constituents. .UIUII1UC NI rned by the ( ; bought the j. For the material at Kherlfr« sale benefit of our readers else to state we do not own the not responsible for state 10 «Kat publication.— miner. y s î , » A perusdfofthe eolumns of the Chbon kxs will convince intelligent persons that it is not owned by the Courier and ourneighbors notice to its readers and a disclaimer of responsibility for anything in ita columns is a grim joke. We arc æ notiff the Courier that there it at the head of thif paper w ho ble. The Neu-s did live until it was owned by the Courier. How long ago was your bill of sale mode oat ? t We would be pleased if some of our fermen would send us, in as detailed a manner as possible, the amount of land .gj^ttwfed bat year, tfceyfeld per acre, wmght per pushcl and thé variety of grain grown; the relative value of their products, as regards quantity and quality, to the same products grown in other States and Territories where they may have farmed, previous to coming to Mon tana; alao their views as to the value of i'.Mjgatioii, ' not alone in yield, but its _ value as agent in replenishing the soil. Would be pleased to receive communi cations from any of them as to the best methods of cultivating the soil; the best and surest crops to cultivate, in fact any thing that will tend to bring our resources and wealth prominently to the front. We want to make our paper an instru ment of good to our Territory, more par ticularly this portion of it, and we want your names upon our subscription list. We dldptéee Langtry when we were eaot, although tha manager said (through the taper) that she wante d to see us. Did not want to see nereuve dollars _ worth. That's what they charged we ^believe. TShe could have seen us if she hadjcalled for a good deal less money. Thfee who did see her we understand did not get their money's worth. Who will be tHe next big humbug to come acrow the waters to take ns Americans in. We like to be taken in. VA'e are cute and we arc cunning but we like to be humbugged, and we get what we like. will not come to Bozeman, her glory will have departed before she gets here and she will want to go home. and see the Prince of AValcs. They say she fe Wy pretty, (that, is in England) but not ip America. America is full of pretty women and safari ones too. Bozeman has them, and if you don't believe it at tend the "old Plymoth rock perfection— upper crust—old timer's club," or any other dub- X. T. C., in the Billings Eenäd says, "Mark Twain having ac quitted himself disreputably at some k way up eastarn banquet" should be in vited to onto to this "Old Timer's club." But we advise the dub not to send so far for one who can acquit himself disrepta bly. X. T. C., is to near at hand. Lang try likes young Americans, (Freddie Gebhart, for instance.) Did not want to see her; afraid she would make our wife Jealous. She followed us around. We left New Yorjc to get out of her way and the firet thing we knew she was in Chi osgo. We went from there to Kansas City, and left there for St. Paul and from 8k Paul to Montana. Have not heard yet that she followed us any further than Chicago. 8Ée makes money. AVish we could get |7S0 for a certificate that Mr. ßweetscents ■ cologne was magnificent, or that Mr. Qennemalls soap was the best in use. wish we could get crowded audiences to witness us murder some play; wish we could have free rides in special cam and have a crowd to toady to os all the time. Make money Langtry while beauty lasts. Too soon, else, your hair will be silvered, your cheeks will be pale, your ikee wrinkled, your eyes dim and y oar-mouth teethless. The pub lic will not fewn and cringe then. You will not be flattered and praised. Wfeat yon «y then will not be half so smart, but it will be no doubt wiser. Bye, bye, Langtry. _ Till "WE HAVE MUCH TO LEARN." Our text is taken from the epistle of atthew in the Courier 1st 1st. Yes, we vo much to learn. So have we all. e are i; norant as they who think know all. The height of wisdom is to fibi î >ut that what we do know, is suchViuiali pari of what is to be known that V feel our own ignorance. Wc feel onk ignorance—do you neighbor? The greqtaverrcaching sky of thought is .-infinite. JoTha hnman mind has not reached* *rttima thule"of its powers. We fee glabra have something to learn. There is a zifit j n learning something. We , 1 % m every day. We ; wantedftO give tin Courier the benefit of some of our learning but it did not take it kindly. We W learned how to keep pur mouth shut when to express our selves, would work an injury. We have learned that ft is not always best to speak the absolute truth about some things. We hare learned that silence is often golden. We hare learned from law books and practice that one accused of crime is presumed to be innocent until found guilty. We have learned by MMli eigt that you can't believe all you. -lAcIffintefi in the Courier.. We have yet , to learn Quit the Courier is remarkable for candor. AVe have yet to learn that it has a monopoly of brains. In fact "We bave mach to learn." na of be for be be the not us Do that and Do ing You but of r ____ _ , _-------------- may the best. man Win. We have li ved too long to think that the country is n ot «,,».« in REGISTRY LAW. We hope our law makers will hc Anally consider th: 1 rcininuiendation of Gover nor Crosby and enact a registry law which will at least guard our ballot boxes from as little fraud as possible. Periiapr none could be devised which would b? absolutely certain to prevent abuse, but the more safeguards we can throw around the purity of the ballot 1h>x the better it will be for good government. AVe also agree with him that the qualification of an elector (so ihr as residence is concern ed) should be extended to such a time as would be a guarantee that bis citizenship was genuine. It is true that under a registry law providing that a person could only vote in the precient wherein he is registered, might at some time have the effect to practically disfranchise any one whose business might call him away from home, Still better that, than than dishonest votes should annul the verdict of honest ores. Under our pre t sent law, as he says: ''A dishonest man may vote for delegate in as many preci ncts as he can cover while jiolls are open." No one should object to the ver dict of their community when honestly and fairly expressed, be they Republican or Democrat, a free fight, fair play and a feir ballot is all we ajk ; satisfied that in this age of progress and reform that th - Democratic party, tlm party of the people will and must win. Let us have as much purity as possible, however, and then «Ln kW nan« WtSm Tl'il llOl'.'l 1 Î Vf-l ruined, even if our side does not come in first. We have more faith, however, in it—its purposes and aims, and thinking so will do our level liest to make it dis tance the field. NEW -COUNTIES. There seems to lie a great desire upon the part of some of our people to create now counties, and petitions to that effect arc sent forward to our Legislators to divide up old and create new counties. This desire-emanates in the first place from some new town aspiring to bec-ome the seat of government of a new county, and that too without reflecting what the cost will be. A few moments reflection on these things will convince even them that they do not want to undertake the burdens and responsibilities of a new organization. It is true that in the Ter ritory some of our counties nre very large, but we all know tliat some of onr wealth iest and most populous counties, if they are not already running in debt have as much as they can do to maintain a county organization, without an exces sive taxation. Every division doubles the machinery and consequently the ex pense, an army of office holders is creat ed, the expenses of courts are incurred. Court houses will have to be built, jails erected, school houses, roads, bridges &c. &c. AA r e would urge upon the people be fore they sign petitions for such purposes that they consider well what they are doing. Any new county startad now would of course start in debt, as they would have to assume pro rata, the debt of the counties out of which they pro pose to be cut off. Possess yourselves of patience yet awhile fellow citizens until the population and wealth of your new county shall warrant such a step. Legis lators reflect well before you divide up our Territory into counties in such a manner as they shall not be able to take tare of themselves. It is not the mem ber of counties which make a State or Territory prosperous. It is wealth and population. Excessive taxation, to sup port too many organizations is detrimen Till to an. 11 lo tins uct rcsnits W6 WUXI«, not the show. Again we say, bide your time, the time is coming and soon, when we tan spread sail. Too much canvass catches too much wind and is liable to throw us on our beams end, -in the euphonious and expressive language of the west. Go slow. STATE CONSTITUTION. The Chronicle was the first paper in Montana to argue against the advisabi lity of calling a Constitutional Conven tion to provide a Constitution for Monta na this year, and we are glad that our views are sustained by the leading jour nals of Montana. AVe sec also by the proceedings in the House in Committee of the AVhole that Hon. J. F. Forbes, of Silver Bow, introduced an amendment which was adopted, that the Convention be called in 1884. Our advice was not to make Undue haste, especially where it would not hurry us on to Statehood. A\ r c have no objection to the present Legisla ture passing a law ealling the Conven tion, but as we have plenty of time, no haste is necessary, and the Constitution framed next year can be framed more advisedly than now. A railroad will have been completed through our entire Territory, arousing and awakening dor mant resources, as we said before, new industries will spring up, manufactures will be established. It is not that we have not men wise enough to frame it, for in all probability the old settlers will be the ones chosen, indeed it is certain that those most familiar with our re sources, most identified with our inter ests, those who have come to stay will be the ones, called upon by the people to legislate for them. This is what we want and we want it so fixed that they may be guided by all the light tiiat pro gress and development and rapid and growing needs may suggest. Nothing is lost by mature consideration and w ell digested plans. It is argued by our con temporary that " the great States on all sides have constitutions under which they have experienced no hardship. They were framed by men who settled the country," but does our neighbor not know also that scarcely any of the con stitutions first framed are the ones now acted upon. Have not they all reframed their constitutions as the needs' and wants of their States demanded. AVe do not wish to be understood as against the spirit and intent of the resolution, the time is our only objection and that has been removed by the amendment. ENCOURAGE HOME PAPERS. Perhaps it may sound a little selfish of us at this time to give such advice to the people of Montana, but the advice is good notw-ithstanding. Do you realize how potent for good your home paper may he? Do you realize what an educator it may become ° Do you realize that its record daily of events, its commentaries on the public men and measures is a good school for your children? Do you realize that it comes to you every week with good reading matter, with valuable hints and suggestious worth twice its cost ? Do you realize what a great advantage it affords you for making known your wants w hen you need anything, of find ing your market when you have any thing to sell. Do you realize that a good paper is the best advertisement of your country, its resourses, its advantages. You cannot afford to take many papers but always take your ^mne paper; it condenses the news from different parts of the world for you. AA r c make it a business to gather news for you ; to c-hrvstalize the news of the world for it of as a a - you. Do you wish to know who has goods to sell look at your county paper. Do you wish to know who wants to buy, look at your county paper. Do you wish to know when courts are held; look at your county paper. Do you wish to know when and where church services arc held? Look at your county paper. Do you wish to know when benevolent sociétés hold forth? Look at your county paper. I)o you wish to know anything of what is going on around you in the social or jjolitical world ? Look at your county papier. It lias done more to educate the people than anything else. It has done more to make us an indepen dent free-acting, free-thinking than any thi; ; else. Its calcium light exposes eve. ■ fraud, detects error, exposes falla cies, encourages and fosters enterpri holds public servants ai-countable for neglect of duties, records t! • :r n'.fol and condemns thequilty. Recompense it th -n all you can. AA'hat they a-k of you in return is slight compared to the advant ages they give you. Do not think you can only afford to take one ; take all, keep them all, and you really help your self. The sum asked for subscription is but little. The advantage to you may be great and the better you help them the better they can help yon. What a proud beast of ours, that or.r Press it free. No government spies nor edicts to sup press its free thought, or to cramp its in tellect. Free thought. Free Press. Grand triumvirate. A SUGGESTION. AVe think it would be wise if it can be dune for our County Fathers to recon sider their action in reference to the tax I -.-y fur 18.83. This thought has been a, ,.:-j forcibly suggested to us on seenig the report of the auditor of the Territory showing such a decrease in our county debt. This done, upon a levy of fourteen mills, our increasing wealth, both in increased valuations and population would seem to indicate rather a reduction than an increase of tax. AVe are aw are that needed improvements will have to be made on our poor farm and the in crease of criminal courts will necessarily force the county commissioners to draw more heavily than usual upon our finan ces, but we think the increase in taxable property will more than compensate for increase of expenditures. Again, low taxes will invite prosperity; will invite capital and we believe will induce ]>eo ple to give in a closer assessment. Under a high rate of taxation the tendency will be to cover up all that is not in sight and known to the assessor. Our county is financially in a prosperous condition. AVe do not fear any reckless expenditures of public money, and knowing and feel ing as we do, we would refer to see our tax put as low as possible, even should our expenditures exceed by a little our revenue. We do not feel that we who are here now and have struggled to make this country, what it is, should be called upon to extinguish our present debt. Let those who are to come, help us to bear the burden, help to pay for what we have built for them. It is for the reason that \fc havfe abundant faith in our commissioners, in that they will-pru dently manage our finance; in that they w ill not pay ont any money, except the public service may require and the needs of our country demand, that we want low taxes. Heretofore it has been feared that when our taxes were reduced, that we would run short, but it proved other wise, and now we should not take a backward step. We have been lowering taxes for severl years and every year de creasing indebtedness. AVe trust our county commissioners will review this matter in all its bearing, and if they can v ith tha public good, that they willdoso, and their action will meet the approba tion the public, and if the future shall show that we were not able to carry on our county government without increased taxation then and then only w ill it be time to levy it. AA'e added a million to our assessed valuation last' year, and we will add a million more this year. -levy- ^ all consistent UNCALLED FOR. Of all the inexcusibleand unwarranted measures offered in a legislative body, the resolution presented by Councilman AVitter, of Silver Bow, incorporating the charge of felony against the Hon. Charles G. Cox, of Custer county, is the most un blushing evidence of how far partisan malice and venom may go to accomplish its ends. After a carful review of the charges and specifications and the verdict of the Court Martial, we can only arrive at the conclusion that (inexcusable though) it maybe Mr. Cox was in the habit of getting drunk, and while in that condition, did many foolish things, suffi cient, no doubt, to warrant the interfer ence of a Court Martial, but we have yet to learn that a trial and conviction by a Court Martial has ever had any standing or the binding force of a law, as applied to any crimes known under our criminal law, and for one to hold that the opera tion of a verdict under a Court Martial, is the same (so far as the rights of citizen ship are concerned) as a verdict in the civil courts, is simply absurd. Sec. 516, page 516 of the Revised Statistics, is as follows: "No person under guardian ship non compos mentis, or insane, nor any person convicted of treason, felony or bribery in this Territory, or any other Territory or State in the Union, unless restored to civil rights, shall be permit ted to vote at any election." This can only mean to be operative in cases tried by the civil authorities. No person can be convicted of a felony except by a trial, and that too, by a jury of his fellow citizens. This charge is no new one, it has been trumped through the Territory upon the stump and in the press for two years. The constituents of Mr. Cox were not ignorant of it and yet they elected him by a handsome majority to represent them in the Council. AVe have heard the gentleman say he was cashiered ; so was Fitz John Porter, but tardy justice is being meted out to him. after many years. The army has been noted for its rigid rules, fhat the officer must be a gentleman in all his relations, and many men have been cashiered for what was a weakness. The morale of the army had to be preserved, good examples were necessary to be set by officers to insure the respect of the private soldier, but nothing they could do, no verdict they could find, could in any mannei affect the right of citizenship, and to pretend to claim now that the verdict of a Court partial, however severe, in any manner disqualifies a person from voting or hold ing office, is an absurdity. The civil authority can only determine that, and although indiscreet. Mr. Cox may have beei. indeed, inexcusable morally speak ing, : >r conduct while in the army. AA'e must protest that no military verdict be brought against him at this late day, and when it seems to us it has been done simply upon partisan gro-nds. AA'hy was not the objection made w hen he was sworn in? No one in Montana can plead ignorance until sworn of the iact of the Court Martial haviug tried Mr. Cox. It has been trumpeted far and near. The gentleman made a caustic reply, and in burning words denounced the motives and purposes of the author of the resolution. HOW LONG WILL IT LIVE? This was a query propou ,d:*d to us by a prominent citizen of B : man whose experience had been a 1 tie bitter in newspaper enterprises. 'Ve locked at him with our eyes wid ; open for a moment and our reply was: 'M- deer sir, we are no prophet nor ■••o .-i n of a prophet, but if the Hatte mg :.i with which tills enterprise has : greeted, if the words of cl -er and stantial support which has been accord vl it means anything, it mean a ton.' prosperous life. How long v ind:. id j ly will make it live, we bio- n * Our ,ie j , , , . , j ,na} cna at ali > amc ; i ma y at an >' mbment, wipe thing in this office and wit! tc nr v - ly goods, but barring all P ividi i.ir-' ac cidents and misfortunes, it means tha :i will live long after you and I have been gathered to our fathers, others may be st the helm to guide and control its desti nies. It will be here to chronicle the advent of Montana into the gdaxy of States. It will be here to help, in its humble way, to shape and control its destiny, to lie! p it march on to the grand place it is bound to occupy in that con stellation. It will be here too impress its thoughts upon the minds of those yet unborn. It will be here to chronicle the the daily if not hourly arrivals of trains, not only from the east and west, but trains from the AVest Gallatin and National Park with their return cargo of lumber, coal and other products, of trains from manufacturing towns on the East Gallatin and Spring Hill,with its woolen, paper, jxiwder and flour mills ; of trains from Emigrant. Bear, C'revicc and Clarke Forks, w ith their loads of ore and bullion to the different smelters erected in Galla tin county, when these mines will num ber their population by the thousands, when the National Bark will have more tourists annually than now comprise the population of Chicago, when the farmers of Gallatin county, with their neat farm houses and substantial barns shall be so close together that there will seem to be no room for more, when some of the little urchins now going to public school will be senators, representatives, gover nors, yea, even presidents. AVhen Boze man, the capital city of Montan will have a population numbered among the thous ands. AVhen our Btreet cars will be run ning from Mark Burton's to A'ic Cline's, from Story's flour mill to Sandford Ruff ner's farm. AA'hen our houses shall be furnished with gas-pits and our streets w-ith electric light. AV'hen pipes shall be laid and the clear cold waters of Mystic lake shall be introduced into every house in our city. AA'hen, perhaps, S. AV. Langhome, Jr., shall be mayor; Maurice Lamme city attorney; Eugine AVilison and others alderman. When George Al derson shall have succeeding his father in the Avant Courier, then a flourishing daily. AATien this paper shall go out in the early morning and a score of news boys will be singing on our streets, 'Ere's your morning Chronicle with the latest news from all parts of the v;or~M, only three cents.' AA'e do not expect to live to witness the culmut: ition of these things, but there are those coming after us who will see it. We art trying to l.-.y in its the ground work. Our pa; swaddling clothes will li AA'hy, my dear sir, just looi ing engine now resting fro running off 1,000 copies o See, they are all gone and : See that Gordon jobber wo: king most - the time, and only from lac : of help reft ing at all. See those order : on file h>. C c c h ow mferfy « 1 -^ 4 vi_ at .hat pant i the labor >•? ihis pajier. tore «r.j '< «. I there are executed. AY'hy, ny dear , ir, ere long new-and larger pr oses ..m ' needed to meet the grov. r.« dcmnc i. Ah! my dear sir, have no ft *.rs, it ■ Hi. live to move into its own ''brown-stone" j front, with its different stories for presafo stock, compositors and itsscerc of writer: Are these idle dreams? A e these : im ply visions? Are they cobwebs that we are weaving out of our brain? Aretlfoy among the probabilities of the future. AVe have enough assured now to live upon. AA'hy then should it die? AA'hy not then aspire to all these things? The past is full of greatness and glory, but the future is more so. Do you wish it to live? Do you wish it to reach these grand pos sibilities 0 "Yes, most heartily I do," and with a glisten in his eye and a warm pressure of the hand, he bade us good bye with the hope that we would do this and more. RAILROAD NEWS. Geo. B. Hulme, of Billings, has receiv ed a telegram from A'ice-President Oakes of the Northern Pacific, stating in effect that arrangements have been completed for the grand passenger depot and hotel at that place next spring. General Anderson, Engineer-in-Chief of the Northern Pacifie, on being inter viewed by a Portland Newt man, spoke as follows regarding the completion of his road :—"There is no doubt whatever in my mind, but that the last spike will be driven which will connect Portland with Chicago by August 1st. About 260 miles of track is' to be laid to connect both ends of the line, and then the road will be finished. Trains from the East are now running regularly to a point thirteen miles east of Bozeman, M. T., and the entire Yellowstone division is in running order. The line follows the south side of the Yellowstone river for 223 miles, crossing the river three times. The work at the eastern end has been progressing favorably. There are two roads which will connect at St. Paul, with our trains from the PaciOe, the Chicago & North-western and the Chica go, Milwaukee & St. Paul. Both are friendly to this line and will connect with us, so that cars will run through from Portland to Chicago. Last year the stock raising districts of Eastern Monta na were reached and many thousands of cattle shipped to the East. ■Commenta on The Chronicle. Sam. AV. Langhome's now paper at Bozeman, the weekly Chronicle has reached us. It is a thirty-six column paper and is chuck full of news. The Courier now has a rival that will #iake it rustle. Mr. Langhome is one of the best writers in the Territory and will prove an able champion for the Gallatin De mocracy. AA'e cordially welcome the Chroxicle to the ranks of. îontana jour- ■ nalism, and predict for it a bright iutiire. | —Helena Independent. , The first issue of the Bo. .-man w**ek! • ! Chronicle, the new Demo . Vic journal , just started in Gallatin cot , . * liandwith fair letter press w 11 filie-I ,.i.n j news general and local. It Oiv.s vitaiff to the Chronicle publish: and is edited by S. AA'. Lan orn • wh i, lately retiring from the bus n ; of ufacturing medicinal pills, ill : u lul'v supply political boluses to ■ Oc... constituency. Gallatin com-ty nu: lie - tofore not lieen an encouraging fob *Vi Democratic papers, but we 1 an ' i w Chronicle starts out on a fi V that w'ill insure existence u. fit liic efo r Jirise is given a fair opportu i*v o mg successful or otherwise. -He! nu Her ald. The first number of t o Ubfou.m. weekly Chronicle, S. AA t . Langhome editor, is received. It is a ! arge fhii t; - six column, blanket-sheet ncwspr.pc' printed on new type, and presents' s. n a: JM1UW.U uu new it pc, Uiiu Ji-raomn t. j tic , typographical appearance. In its state- i - ■' 1 ment of purposes the Chbomclh . "Upon all political questions we intend to class ourselves with the great body of the Democratic party "who believe'in economy and honesty in every depart ment of our government." The new can didate for public favor carries o:: its face the qualities essential to success—ability, sprightliness, public spirit and versatil ity. Shake !—Unite Miner. by in at ■ a a : ! vl ,ie LATEST NEWS. :i j st of : ; | of j I - I j j Congress is asked to vote $20,000 for ) P.-'chambeau's papers referring to V -euch troops in the American war of ; i: Impendence. The papers include 152 ( .•■'ters from AA'ashington to Rocham- : b au. -late Senator, D. M. Sabin, of Still ' er, was elected senator on Thursday : he 7th ballot, the vote being as fol s: Sabin 31, AA'indum 30, Cole 15, ibard 9, AVilson U, Berry 1, AVake d 1,—total! 137. Necessary to choice . The result was received with tre ■■ ndous cheers. barges of a very circumstantial char r having been made by one or more . spapers, that friends of SenatorFerry managers of his canvass at Lansing ' i approached various members of the ■ublican opposition with oilers of offices, clerkships, control of federal ; i onage, and even foreign appoint i.. uts, as bribes to induce them to vote !• . Ferry in the pending contest, the . er house of the legislature adopted a resolution on the 31st, ult., calling lor an inv estigation. Some important develop ioi nts are promised. A terrific wind storm again visited I. aver, Co!., January 29th. A dozen or a re buildings were demolished, while ii'*• roofs of many more were torn off, a.-d in some instances carried 2Ü0 feet. During the storm another electric light tower was blown down, and a car on the Circle road was blown from the track. Several persons were seriously though none fatally, injured. In several inst ances roofs and debris were blown in one direction, while in the immediate neighborhood others were carried in an opposite direction. A singular feature was that the wind came in gusts, each being succeeded by a few moments of perfect calm. General Phil. Sheridan received on January 31st, from the secretary of state of Illinois, duly attested, an official copy o*' 'he joint resolution by the 6tate sen ate and house of representatives, thank ing him for his report on the Yellowstone Park to the war department, ealling at tention to the danger of leasing its priv ileges to any private corporation. The resoulution declares against the park passing into the exclusive possession of said company to be used by them as a cattle ranch and for the extorting of money from tourists visiting said park The resolutions also extend thanks to Senator A'est, of Missouri, for his bill in congress prescribing rules for the gov ernment of the park. The Salt Lake papers of January 31st, contain a full account of the pursuit and capture of robbers,five in number, whose camp was on the line between Utah and Nevada, west of here, who have been stealing stock, robbing stores and killing people, for some time back, but who in coked their doom by attempting to rob a Central Pacific train. The pursuing party was made up of detectives and sheriffs of both Utah and Nevada, num bering about eighteen. The two robbers first encountered resisted and both were wounded, one fatally. The other three surrendered on demand. All have been taken to Reno, Nev., for trial. Some of them are Utah men and others probably Nevadians. There is great excitement at Mont gomery, Ala. A committee to examine the books and accounts of State Treasur er A'incent, have began the examina tion. A'ineent left the city on Monday night, and a message from him to his chief clerk was delivered to the latter yesterday afternoon. He laid it before the governor, A'incent said he was be hind, but was going to New York to get ne ney, which the letter indicated lie had loaned. An examination of banks, . a hiers and others, late last night, shows ti. :t Nincent speculated largely in cotton *- ires. The deficit as tar as can bo hered, is between $225,000 and $300, Treasurer A'incent left Monday j ' fit, by what route is not known. The .. riKir will offer a large reward, and notified the police of all large cities. iCent is five feet ten inches high, very i - in dress, brown hair and beam, d full and long with moustache ; has y bad teeth, scar on forehead. * muary 31st, Mr. James Guthrie, a t . perous young farmer, was married to fifollulda Martin. A large company present at the wedding, wlftcti took e at the residence of the bride's . * ,er. Owing to bad weather, the guests r ainedat the mansion all night. In . morning, when they assembled at lIi breakfast table, it was remarked that i;. bride and groom were late in coming, icnly the shriek of a woman was i-d, and the startled guests rushed into i hall, where they met the bride of a n\ iit, who cried: "My husband, Oh, my h;, band!" AA'hen she awoke in the morning the young lady found her hus band dead by her side. She is almost at u. liac with grief. The funeral will take p! e to-morrow from the house in which li was married, the four groomsmen acting as pall-bearers, and the minister who married him, performed the funeral ceremony. ___ _ ______________________ ■ Hts and sub-marines in proportion; | ..o , we( j commissioned officers to employ , p ,- a tes asservants by first obtaining ! * , • j i, if the efforts now pending in Helena succeed, Custer county will be cut down at both ends by the present legislature. Mr. Erwins bill for the orzanization of the county of Yellowstone provides that the new county is to be composed of all that section of country between the Mus selshell and Yellowstone rivers, west of a line crossing north and south at the mouth of the Big Horn river and the summit of the AA'hite Beaver divide. If the bill passes it will take quite a slice c * of Gallatin county and a corner of i. ' tgher. Billings is contemplated as the county seat. Mr. Maloney, of Daw son county also has a bill before the House providing for the cutting off of a sli e from the northeast cymer of Custer and attaching it to Dawson. The object is to get about twenty-five miles of the Northern Pacific Railroad into Dawson county for the purpose of taxation.— Miles City Press. At Annapolis, Md., January 31st, the cadet officers and midshipmen resigned. The first and second classes decline the positions. Mos* of the first-class are under arrest. The cause of the trouble was that Cadet Woodruff, of first-class, was reported for dishonorable conduct, having certified on honor to a falsehood, which he acknowledged in writing after wards. He was reduced to the ranks. Cadet Lieut. Street then led his com mand in cheering the broken cadet. The Lieutenant was reduced to the ranks, and on reading the order • a number of cadets groaned and hissed, first-class men participating in the mutinous conduct. Several cadet officers resigning their c adet rank in insubordinate letters, were placed in confinement on the AVyoming. As the demonstration was general, the superintendent stopped all privileges and usual hops. Cadet officers who sent in resignations, except cadet Gun Captain Colvin were reduced to the ranks and placed in solitary confinement. Owing to the diplomatic character of Colvin's letter of resignation it was accepted. He was cheered by cadets. Senator Logan's army bill, that the number of enlisted men in the army, in cluding 520 hospital stewards and 1,000 Indian scouts, shall not exceed30,00O in creasing the pay of privates from $13 to 61 . per month, and non-commissioned consent and the consent of the .mainline officer, and provides that pay of privates in such cases shall be acted from the pay of officers. The isions relative to staff duty in AA'ash •>n are : No officer shall remaiu ab . from his regiment on duty at \\ ash m or on the staff of major-general or idier-general for a longer period than e years at a time, provided that this vision shall not apply to officers on <taff of the commanding general of army. The following provision of house bill was stricken out: That the better accomplishment of the ct of acts authorizing the construe-i of railroads herein referred to, and oetter to secure to the government use and benefit of the same, all acts 'Orizing the building and construc of these railroads which have re _'d in addition to land grants, gov ...nent aid by loan or guarantee of , ■ "-reui o*u < — —- 7 i 11 i b'mds by the United S.ates and all other 1 acts, parts of acts and provisions, having relation thereto, are hereby so altered, amended and modified, that hereafter compensation had or allowed for carry im* and transportation of property or troops of the United Stetes by such rai. road companies or their assigns or suc cessors, sliali not exceed fifty l>er cent, of the amount paid by private parties for the same kind of service. for to of 15, of a WILLIAM MUNTER. DEALER IN Furniture, CARPETS, BEDDING, Chandeliers, Lamps & Fixtures, AND General House Furnishing Goods. BOZEMAN MON TANA. LOOK HERE! LOOK HERE! Â Bare Investment As Mr. W. M. Nutting is obliged to leaA'e Bozeman for the Avinter lie offers his steam WOOD SAW and fixtures for sale, all of Avliieh are in good running or der at remarkably low figures. To the right man this is a good investment. Go and see c. L. clarke at the Bozeman Stage Office at once if you wish to get a bargain. 2-5 BLACKSMITH WAGON SHOP. MONTANA STREET, END OF ROVSE. HIGHSMITH, SCULLY & CO., SUCCESSORS TO F. HARPER. Having purchased of F. Haiycr his tools and large stock of Iron, hard wooa, etc., and made additions of our own. we are prepared to do all kinds of work on shortest possible notice at BOTTOM PRICES. CARRIAGE WORK AND HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY. BL Mounts & Go. PROPRIETORS OF THE Geyser Saloon, We keep only FIRST-CLASS GOODS, And request;» liberal share of public patron JOHN W. S MITH Has on sale, for family use, several choice brands of imported Sherries, Cha misso and Cockburn Ports ; Matigon & Co's Brandies ; Cherry Cordial, (import ed); Cruse & Fils Freses Claret. Also a choice article of Blackberry Brandy; Bass' Ale ; Guinner's iS'tout; Ginger Ale ; De .Satour's Double .Strength .Sbda; Vichy Water; Congress Water; Apollinaris Water, and Hunvadi water, all guaran teed absolutely pure. Notice of Dissolution. "XTOTICE Is hereby given that the partner» _i3i ship heretofore existing between John J. Miller and 8. I>. Martin |S this day dissolved by mutual consents, John J, Miller assumes the business ahd pays all debts and to whom all bills must be paid. JNO. J. MILLER. 1-5 8. D. MARTIN. Notice of Dissolution. B OZEMAN Montana, January 23rd, 1883. The co-partnership heretofore existing between the uudereigned. under the firm, name and style of Perkius & Calfee Is this day dissfylved by mutual consent, the accounts and affairs of said firm to be settled by W. L. Perkins. W. L. Perkins, 2-0 White Calfee. for e GO TO GO TO CO TO D. A. KUGHEN'S, D. A. KUGHEN'S, D. A. KUGHEN'S, CHEAP CASH STORE, CHEAP CASH STORE, CHEAP CASH STORE, FOR FOR FOR GOOD GOOD GOOD BARGAINS BARGAINS BARGAINS IN ALL KIND OF GOODS. IN ALL KIND OF GOODS. ! IN ALL KIND OF GOODS. WHERE YOU CAN BUY WHERE YOU CAN UUY WHERE YOU CAN BUY COATS COATS COATS AT YOUR OWN PRICE. AT YOUR OWN PRICE. AT YOUR OWN PRICE. Bozeman, Montana, Jan. 2Jth. 33. N EI Bozeman, STORY, BANKER, Montana. Transacts a General Banking Business. BUYS TERRITORIAL, COUNTY AND GOVERNMENT SECURITIES AND WARRANTS. Exchange on the commercial centres of ^ the United States Bought and Sold. COLLECTIONS MADE AND PRO CEEDS REMITTED PROMPTLY. W. P. Hays Begs, most respectftilly, to inform his friends and the public,' that he is now prepaired to REPAIR AH kinds of Watches! Jewelry Promptly and in first-class style. HE IS TO BE FOUND AT Walter Cooper's Armory. Wm. M. Fly, PROPRIETOR OF ** CENTRAL PARK HOTEL. 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