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y RIVER SUN. SailreD Uvai TrntunrDAt Tnn Su I.ver Publishing Company iern Pacific Time Table **Montana Shrt Line." pl 'tmce Tadle Takint Egfect dune let. 1884 apre asoanoe.,. mi. Mountuln time . %S+laprsu ( relght) ...... .......1 :45 a iiI SRAINIS00MINO BAST P3 IIISI.INA a1 r , I tantlc ............ g m ,',prss. (|aight) ............. ...,s p m ?NAInalISIIV PROM Bira WEc t , 'l(OlDe R D E O.,:0 m Wickes Branch. r .. ct ...... ................ 4 .1f pm we o " elea........... .........lO da National Park Branch. .e teleSl boardt of trded.. '"'ao 1 Caart.............. .......d p in Jo N vorganI oa Br.......anhi ..t ." . r t. ...... ,..,.... . S d i1ninw e o usae on tdegh o onrd y James Glbson Store lttena o 100 Sall ~a.lpine. M g % aM ISiiii ho' b at. I UISDY. DECEMIBER 4 SUNBEAMS. meoula no to have railroad shops. W. Wade returned to Helena on Fri. Scoach. e electroplate plctorials have struck leonton Record. fty businem houses in Helena are ,'ted by gas now. we of Butte celestlals are to indulge rice.eatlng match. he Helena board of trade do not favor leasing of the Crow reservatlon. Wallace Taylor, of Sands & Co., stock. Sn of Choteau, was In town Saturday. John Morgan, of Chestnut, was in at. :' .Adanod at the stock.growers' meeting atufdan. All kinds of tinware for sale and made to order by James Gibson. Stove tlttin t pecialty. * Edmonson, the horse.thief, has been .und guilty of grand larceny by the lelena court. Mr. Win. Ulm returned from a visit to .icago last week, looking hale and uearty u ever. Partied are said to be killing fish by whnlesale in the Big Hlole river by the use of giant powder. James Henneberry, who has been at Fort Macleod during the past six months, rpt re to 83S River last Friday. The Thanksgiving ball given here on the evening of the 26th Was a grand sue ces, as balls always are at Sun River. Mr. W; W. Strong, of Chestnut, was in town one day last week. We acknowl. edge a pleasant call from the gentleman. The term dude has a different meaning da different localities. In the Far West a dude is a man who mixes witer with his rwhisky. Frank Young, sentenced to be hung in Gallatin county last winter, has had his sentence commuted to imprisonment for life by the President. James Gibson, the hardware man, has Just got in a fine lot of parlor and other heating stoves, which ie will sell at Hli. ena prices. Give him a call. * Kisselpaugh, Carter & Co.'s lumber is unlversally acknowledged to be the best that comes to this market and is sold straight through for $80 per M. * The wind storm of the 20th did consid. erable damage to buildings in Helena. 'The graded school was damaged most. It Is estimated teat it will cost $1000 to rc. pair the damage done that structure. The wind storm which occurred last week lifted a hay stack belonging to H. H. Nelson, of Shergold, and carried it one hundred feet, sitting it down again with. out disturblng its formation in the least. "Quebr, don't it." The jury in the case of the Territory vs. John Edmonson, for grand larceny, af. ter being out two nights and a day, came into court unable to agree, and was dill. charged. The one man on the jury might have reported to the court that he had the stubbornest eleven he ever tackled--he could do-nothing with them. Thieves broke into the church after the Martha Washington tea party, on the eve. ning of the 20th, and stole more or less -excellent provision, "sich" as pie, cake and sandwiches; also several pounds of cfandy. The ladies offer a liberal reward 'ferinformation that will In anyway lead io the detection of the wretches who had 'the supreme cheek to steal "grub" from the house of the Lord. Will Hanks, of the SuN, and his wife Are paying the capital a visit. Will will with dpe modesty interview our friends 'in that city in. the interest of this paper. And we bespeak for him their kindest useagp and consideration, for our "pard" Is a youth yet and very, very modest. P. 8.-If by any chance he should visit ye print shops of ye Independent and Herald we recommend ye printer to keep a sharp look out for their retired "snipes." le loveth them. The chain of the bucket in the Gregory shaft broke yesterday morning and killed John Thomas and Wm.Wilcox, and broke the legof another miner. The bucket of ore fell bbout four hundred feet, striking the tme at the bottom of the shaft. No blanmecan be attached to anyone, since a new chain was forged and put on the day before the Aceident. The wounded man Is at the Sister's hospital. Mr. 'l'homas was lathe Travelers' Insurance Company, and his widow will receive l1.000.-'-13tte THE PEIGAN, BLOODS AND BLACK FEET INDIAN RESEUVE. What Jasper Miller Thinks in Regard to Cutting Down the Reservation. The northern part of thulTerritory con. slsts of an immense Indian reservation, which coyera an area of 88,700,000 acres of as fine a quality of grazing and agri. cultural land as there is on the continent, which is reserved from the public domain for the benefit of a few hundred half. starved Indians, The Indian Department, I presume, feel that they are doing the Indians a great favor by allowing them to bold this vast region, when, in fact, it is a detriment to them, lnasmuch as it is en. tirely destitute of game of every descrip. tion and is at the present time of no use to them whatever, except as a run.way for horse stealing. At present there is about 2,200 Indians occupying this reservation, each Indian holding the enormous amount of 18,000 acres of land, which is forty times as much as any citizen of the United States Is allowed. They, as a nation, are as Ig. norant and uncivilized now as they were one hundred years ago, and just as far be. hind In domestic affairs, notwithstanding the large amount of money that has been paid out for their training. They are now, as 1 understand it, on one-third rations, and are supposed to get the other two. thirds of their living by the productive. ness of the reservation. And the only possible way I see for them to do this is to throw tile whole thing open to settle meat, and the increase of taxes in thls Territory will more than pay for the other two-thirds rations. Thills section at the present time is not yielding one cent to the nation's good, but were it thrown open to settlement It would be immediately transformed into happy homes for thou. sands of people who would convert it Into homes of the rarest grandeur, thereby making a prolific garden spot out of an inanimate region, which is now utterly useless to the citizens of the United States. How much better would It be for the Government to cut down this vast grass.covered section and throw it open for the benefit of those who would will. ingly cultivate its fertile vallets and graze their cattle on its grassy hills. It is larg. er titan a great many of our States, and would be equally as productive. Why should tile Government deprive us of the liberty to settle up this matchless garden spot? Why should they deprive the whites as well as the savages from the privilege of enjoying this part of our vast empire in the most lucrative manner for both na. tionalities? It is obvious to see that this reservation is of no further use to the Indians as it now stands, unless there he sufficient farming implements and instructors fur. nished to cultivate enough of the ground to supply their wants. There was a time when this reservation was the Indians' "happy hunting ground," but those days are passed. The buffalo have vanished likewise the autelepS, deer'and'lk. N1ow starvation invcades their camps. If our nation sees fit to rid their country of the red men, why not run them up in a bunch and shoot them down at once? It would be much more honorable than to exter. minate them one at a time by dire starva. tion. Now, iln the behalf of both "reds" and "whites," I feel that it will be one of the redeeming featutes of the faculty of this great Union to throw this reservation open this ccming session of Congress; or at least cut it down so that we might gain entrance to a portion of it. It is only a matter of time, and the sooner the better. The time is coming, and close at hand, when we will need all the fertile land in this region to sustain the demands of the country, and the farther ahead of these times we get in the beginning the farther lhead we will stay. As Congress truly rules, we will ever pray for this consum mation. . ... a.. . . It Might HRve Been. Thus the editor of the Ilozeman Chron. Icle kicks himself because he did not bet on Cleveland's election: "We did not bet on the election of President and we are sor. rowful. We firmly believed sometime ago that Cleveland would be elected, but the Republicans had such a way of get. tlng there, that it took all of the nerve out of us, but we did mean to win or lose a new hat, because we wanted one, but if we mildly hinted at a bet or that Cleve. land would be elected some Republican would put up a wad of greenbacks under our nose and say, "Put up or shut up." In fact we had been bent so often we were cowed and now we feel ever so much poorer because we didn't follow out our conclusions and '"put up." We felt sorry for the men who bet on Blaino. We admire their pluck, but condemn their discretion. *Just think how many cool hundred we might have ihal but for two reasons, one we didn't have the hundreds to bet and the other we "did not have the nerve." We did not even take a suit of clothes to be p.id for when Blaine was elected and now we curse our cowardice. The only happy reflection about the whole thing is that the other fellows are better off than they would have been if we had taken their ducats. Of all sad words of tongue or pen, Th'e saddest are these, it might have becn. --*-- A Pool. A meeting of the general freight agents of the roads interested in the Idaho and Montana business was held last, week for the purpose of making an arrangement by which uniform rates on Idaho and Mtontana business between Chicago and the Missouri river can be maintained here. after. After discussion it was agreed to adopt thile same rates on such business be. tween Chicago and the Missouri river as are in effe:t between Chicago and St. Paul Commnlssioner Midgely was in str'uc'tcd to issue a new tariff In accord. ance with the above action. It was also agreed that the general managers of the various roads iuterested in this business be requested to use their best efforts to brlnig about a pooling agreement on the Idaho and Montana business, as in no other way would it be possible to bring s.hl.ut a strlit m:,lt:t1nin 'o ruats,. A Singular Target. The exciting topic of conversation yes. terday was about the shooting afray which took place on Main street Thursday night, at 11:80. A great many conflicting stories are in circulation regarding the affair, and as ofe of the participants is in a Id con dition, it was imposilble to gain the facts that will ultimately come up at the trial. As near as the Independent can ascertain, after hearing both sides of the story, is to the effect that George Elliott accused a man by the name of Gaining, at the In. ternational Hotel, as being a spotter for the N. P. R. R. The man left the hotel and started for his room in the St. Louis block, followed by Elliott and a friend. Gaining turned upon them at the bottom of the stairs and fired three shots, one passing through the coat of Elliott, but doing no injury to him. Gaining then started and ran up the stairs, and up to the third floor of the hotel and out the back way on the hill, where he remained for omte time, finally deciding to return and give hlmsef up, not knowing how bad he had hurt the man. On returning to the hotel he left word at the ofice to send for a policeman. He then went up stairs to go to his room and encountered Elliott and his friend coming out of the room. There were some words used and shots fired by both parties, after which Gainiang started down stairs and Elliott after him. Elliott jumped from the top onto Gaining and they both fell to the bottom of the stairs. Elliott then commenced to ham. mer and pound the man until the police. men came and carried Gaining to jail and placed Elliott under arrest to appear the next day on his own recognizance. At the present writing it seems as if the man Gaining was persecuted by Elliott for being a spotter and that Elliott fol. lowed him to the hotel block for the pur. pose of continuing the quarrel, with the above result. Mr. Gaining informed an official of the N. P. It. I. that he was not a spotter or detective or connected with the railroad, but whether he was or not does not warrant an assault upon a stran. ger who is to all Intent and purposes at. tending to his own affairs. Policeman Bashaw and Under Sheriff Ioberta were both notified of the first shooting and started in pursuit of the man, and as far as can be ascertained, did all in their power to find him. There is no founda. tion to the assertion that the policemen were cognizant of the quarrel until after the shooting at the bottom of the stair, as there was none until that time. These frequent shooting scrapes on the streets should be stopped before any harm is done to an innocent party, but whether Gaining was justified in the shooting will be brought out to-day at the trial.-Inde. pendent, Nov. 29. An limposition. A gentltrman who has just returned from the Columbia states that it is s shame the way the navvies are being treated by the Construction Co. of the Canadian Pa. cific. The contractors who have Anished cuni.atoe asl are atsenerglng their men give them time checks, payable at the paymaster's office, 8d siding west of the summit. When they arrive there they are told by the paymaster that he is only paying for the month of August, leaving September and October not paid. Of course these men want to go east, and they are not very far away from the pay office, when they are met by some of the officials of the company wanting to know if they will sell their time.checks for September and October. Of course the poor fellows are only too glad to get what they can for them and sell them at a dis. count from 10 to 25 per cent. less than their face value, as it would not pay them to remain for their pay. Now as the pay roll must amount to several hundred thousand dollars per month, the enquiry is where is all this money coming from The salaries of the officials cannot amount to such an enormous amount, consequent. ly the opinion is that it must come from the pay car. Surely the managers of the road would not allow such a state of things to continue if they were cognizant of the facts. Those officials must be making an enormous amount of money by purchasing these time.checks.--Nor'. Wester, Calgary, N. W. T. FLORINCE FLASHES. FLoitr.r'cx, M. T., Nov. 20,1884. Tile beautiful weather still continues. E. Llpplncott and wife have returned from Helena. J. If. Lemon, Dr. A. C. Fleming, James S. Lytle, Clinton and Louis Marsh, II. M. Payne, John Furman and James IMcDon aid are doing the capital principally on land business. The sensation of the week is the mys. terious disappearance of Thomas Cowan from Helena. It seems he had quite a sum of money belonging to himself and others, and was last seen at the Exchange. The police are looking for him or his re. mains, if he has been foully dealt with. Mr. and Mrs. Strong were the recipl. ents of a pleasant surprise party last week And this week the bachelor quarters of John Laird were invaded by a i army of pleasure seekers who met with a warm reception and enjoyed themselves hugely, at least all but the shower. Ezra is back at his old quarters and met with a cordial welcome from the boys. A shooting was indulged in during the day and a grand ball in the evening of Thanksgiving day. Work has been suspended on both of the canals until spring. School is progressing finely with twenty. seven scholars enrolled. R. E. POTERn. CHURCH RECORD. w. J. HUNTER. First Sunday, at Sun River, 11 a. m. and Fort Shaw at 7 p. m. Second Sunday, at Augusta. Third Sunday, at Sun River, 11 a, m. and Fort Shaw at 7 p. m. Fourth Sunday, at Chestnut. J, M. LAROENT. First Sunday, (vacant). Second Sunday, at Chestnut. Third Sunday, (vacant). Fourth Sunday, at Sun River. Note :--Vacant at Sun River on second Sneday of each month. MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. FA=R 23EALINO. LOW PAIeEn. School . Nuts, Books, . Fruit, Stationery Candies THOMAS ROSE Leading .A Books by Weekly P All the Periodicals ~ Leading For Sole. Authors TOBACCO, CIGARETTES 9 CIGARS CGOOD COOD®. PAIR. PR.eagg J. PI. Dres teorea. The Old Blacksmith AND WAGON SUN RIVER, h~op Mortman. shopDYAS & CORSON, Props. All kinds of repairing done at renannable rate. A stock of wood and iron on hand. HLENA; MONTANA WHOLESAL & RETIL DEALERS IN . , m U 0Z,GROCERZlIEt, Flour, Grain, Tobacco & Geueral Merchandise, All kinds of farm products bought and sold. THE COLLEGE OF MONTANA. Second Year Commences Sept. 3, 1884. Facilities Unsurpassed in the West! Three Courses---Classical, 8cientitic and Normal. English and other modern l,.gunges. Bonk-keeping and Commercial Arithmetic. Vcnedl and Ilntrullelnltali Mulllc. Drawineg and Painting. A Full Corgm of Instructors. Philoolphieal and ClIhemieial App aratus Complete erew F urniture Throughout. Building .eated by Steam. lsOerd $6 per wek. . Tuition 50 per ear. For Catalogue and Ilnformnltion call on or address- - D. J. McMILLAN, Pret. Deer Lodge, Mont - --.-- -'-- --- -~ . .- ..- ..-2..~ . FOR THE CAMPAIGNI Subscrib for HIELENA DAILY HERALD! ONLY il.topwr month. Full to|,,gra hlu reorte of lnl evonts. Addan o Ylt 5K II1., fIlfl m, MontanS F. C. Roosevelt, Deklr in all kinds of Farniture, Mattrasses, AND FEATHER PILLOWS. WALL PAPER A SPECIALTY. FORT BENTON, - MONTANA. THE-:- C0OT1 U-:- IOUSE OLD AGENCY, M. T. George Richards, Pror., Livery, Feed and Sale Stable in connection Stager to the'railroad and all po:uts is th Territory. Teton Exchange -.- AND -:BLLZZ.AR. D -:- HALL: CIIOTEAU, M. T. Garrett & Schmidt. IW' Ono of the finet resorts in the Territorr. Only the hoat brands of wines, liquors and el. gsars kept in stock. Private Club Rooms. Fresh Lime GEORGE WHITE Has fresh white lime for sale at the kiln in Frank's Canyon, in the South Fork. Lime dslivered or sold at the biln. MONTANA National Bank OF HELENA, Organized November, 1882. C. A. BROADWATIl,I........ President. A. G. CLAnRK,. ....Vice-President. E. SHARPE,.....................Cashier. United States Depository. Paid Up Capital ...........$250,000 Surplus and Profits..........50,000 DIRECTORS: 5. C. ASIIRY, F. F. POTTS, N. II. WEBSTIR, HERIMAN OANS, 8. I. CH(OUN85, H. F. OALEN, It. B. HIIARRION, C. W. CANNON AND A. II. WILDER, OF SAINT PAUL, MINN. L. 8 WELLS, Notary Public. Deeds, Mortgages, Contracts, And all Legal and ianl paper drawn and properly executed. Authorized toltake Final Proof in Land Casl., Also to Naturalize ltlienl of Forellgn Birth. In c tte' stre, Sun RIvsr, M. T. S.147 Fire Insurance. Fire Insrance, insurance which means indemnity in case of loss, T. A. Cummings & Co. roarT BaNro, MONT. Insurance offerted in the following ('ompanies. The oldest, most roliable and best known la the world, Queen of Liverpool, Hartford, North British and Mercantile, Phoenix of London, City of London, Westerin of Toronto, South British and National, Com. mercial of California. Total assets over $40,C00,000.00, Privat dwllings and arm risks a.sp lt. J., P oDys, IUe,, At r we tw sem ADVERTISEMENTS. PHIL A. MANIX, AUGUSTA, % t, Dealer in General :. Merchandis, OF-:-ALL -:-KINDS Limber, Lathl Building Materail. The people of South Fork will find by examing m o stook of: go6d that I am fully able to meet their demands, in quality sad prie I have recently received a large stock of oods. IRest. P. A. MAIX . HOTEL SAMPLE ROM, iralIDuwr Nuorth of the l rareut Hoie. . Chcice Wines, Liqu:rs and, Cigars Conotantl- c,& Hand Billiard and Pool Tables. WSP .ivate Club Roomy at the diaposl of parte desring. MAIN ST., - - SUN 1IVE8 3.147 I Ill lnlil lililln 811 l iM I a = . . Z,, arge..t C o., Dealers in &ENERAL IERCHANDISEI GrAoe8ies, D y Goo4s, 3oots & Shoes, Clothing and ZEastware JOHNSTOWN, Ol T M. SILVERMAN, Proprietor Arms, Ammunition, Tobacco, Cigars, Tobapco, Fruits and otions. Main Street, $ v". THE HOLIDAY EDITION -O THE "SUN," Will be Ready For DistributionlBy December 26th. 5000 Copies will b :. . 4.._ _ _, .