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MUWI. ltt .................. .....,Mntro WILL, MNE.. ................. ANa t.U4, prit Year, Strkltl n dvanreo.... .4..' Wa have no fear that our new coun ty lines and boundaries will ever be changed: it is the most compact and comes nearer bring naturally bound ed than any other county yet organ ized in the Territory. Tae advocates of the proposed new county have their eyes on prospective ofices. -River Press. Inasmuch as there are some six hundred advocates, we are afraid the offices wont go round. Ilepresentatives Potts and Soligmanu have the least mileage of all the mnem bers of the legislature, being allowed only two miles apiece, and the Repre' sontative of Dawson county. T ingle, has the m st. being allowed 928 miles. According to an Indian tradition the bad lands between Gloudive and and Mfandan were at one time high level plateaus, but a terrific earth quake several hundred years ago changed the country to its pr(esent condition. Tns Committe on public lands has reported a bill to prevent foreigners and aliens from acquiring titles to our public lands. Such a bill should have been passed years ago, before foreign noblemen had purchased 21,000,000 acres of the public domain. It should become a law at once. Wa think with the Hurbandman that see. 1005 of the revised statutes of Montana, relating to the duties of county assessors should be so amend ed that all stock ranging on the lines of the counties be assessed only in the county in which the owner of such stock is a permanent resident. As a measure to assist in heading et stock thieves the River Press sug gets the advisability of stockmen publishing their brands in at least several territorial papers, so that the various brands may be known to stokren in other localities than that in which stock of any particular brand belongs. A GooD citizen of the village of Choteansays: "Wedon't want a new coanty; our people are not in favor et of it."-River Press. In view of the fact that a -petition which was circulated asking for the now county, was signed by near 200 of the citizens of the valley, the afore said "Good Citizen" must be almost alone in his opinion. IT is said that Will Kennedy, edit or of the Missoulian and the membor of the present Legislature who iutro duoed the Inheritance bill, made his will previous to his introduction of the aforesaid bill, so that his wealth will all go to his one heir. We un derstand that Mr. Kennedy's millions are invested in awful safe seourities, like those of all opulent printers. i. e. ia "to get bonds." THu River Press thinks that the Sum advocates the formation of Dear boreLcounty for the purpose of get ting the county printing. We do ex poet to got a portion of the county printing, but we assure the Press that if there was no such thing as county printing we would still advo cate the organization of the new county. We advocato it for the con venience of our people, for the gener al prosperity of all the dwellers with in its proposed boundries. THE River 'resss casts some slurs upon the Hon. Jesse Taylor simply becauve he introduced the new coun ty bill. Such slu'rs will only redound to the injury of the journal that makes them, for eveoyoneo in the three counties known Uncle Jesse Taylor, and know him to be at good and houn orable man and one who would not, for any con ideratioa, do anything that he for a moment thought was not to and for the interest of his counstitu ents and the wish and petition of an overwhelming majority of theim. MU eANA., eattlemeni- are laboring with great energy to place their great industry on a pernmanout footing. It is proposed to provide by legislation and regulations to meet the diflieul ties at this session, which the ap proaching crowded state of their ranges will soon bring upon, them. As long as Montana is a Territory, we cannot see how they can legislate in any way to keep their rangos less crowded. Uncle Sam's unlocated or sold land is free to all and a Torrito rial legislature has no power to, in any way control its use by subjects of the United States, or anyone els.e for that matter. Tua county of Choteau sooentd toy have got along quite well some eight or ten years ago when it had no set tlements in the Sand Coul-o and Box Eldor county, the Judith, Shonluhl and'very few on the Teton. It pop ulation in other portions could not have been near so largo as it is 1,1w. It is not to be wondem-rl, however, that Benton would object to losing this portion of the comnty domnin, We all expected slh would. but we are only trying to do for ourselves what w. ,lecm woulld be ia benefit to us and very littlo if any detriment to the river metro~poldi. The talk alnmt Cho eantu giving notice that it will asok the Leginlature to anntex it to the new county. Dearb on. alhen organized, is only talk. The peop:le of Beniton know better than to asrk for anything of the sort. A IItL.sA correspondent of the Butte Inter Mountain kind of gins up the old-timers a little, or rather thie political pvrtiou of them. He says the young blood of Montana is asserting itself and it will estimate men according to their ability or hon esty, instead of conceeding greatness te all those who had the good fortune to reach Alder gulch in '62. The typical Montana pioneer is a grand figure grand in his courage, his in histry and his faiths grand in self inldepl)ndencu and honest pride, and lw will always retain a warm place it, the hearts of those for whom he blaz ed the trails: but the political mnosbacks who has simply ruled by virtue of long residence, who have never tried to help anybody but them oelves, and who have arrogated to themuselves the sole right to regulate public affairs, must go-in fact, are going. There is lots of conmmon sense in the above. The time is past when I the new coiner to the Territory must learn the ways and modes of the old , timer --and the time is coming and is e in fact here, when yo old, timer out numberod, must submit to the rule and learn the ways of the pilgrim. Or, in other words, the future of this Territory socially and politically, will be hereafter in the hands of the com paratively new-cooners within its borders. Tugs big cattle trail bill now before Congress is meeting with considerable opposition. The bill provides that the Secretary of the Interior shall ap point three Commissioners to lay out and mark by motes and bounds a qua rantined National Trail and grazing grounds. The trail is defined not to exceed six miles in width and to be narrowed at places to a mere public highway.. The grazing groiunds are to be established along the trail not to exceed twenty miles square. Both the trail and the grazing grounds to be strictly quarantined, and no cattle allowed to leave it so long as they have any signs of Texas fever among them. The Commisioners are requir es. to make their report to the Secret ary of the Interior, and to file a map of the trail as established, and then to give public notice of its establish ment and the withdrawal of the pub lie lknds occupied by it from either sale, location or ,setlement for the term of ten years. After the publi cation of a notice of opening the trail is to be upon at all seasons of the year for the drivihg upon it of any live stock by any person, firm or corp oration. Tio trail in to extend from Texas on the South to the British line on the North. The bill approp riates ton thousand dollars for com pleting the work. . . ... . ..· q . . . . Tirn: River Press has showered upon an unprotected public several oditorials on the county division racket, lately. "It says that to organ izo Dearborn county now, would be to paralyze Choteau and pauperize the residents of the new county." The residents of the proposed noew county, don't seem to have much fear in that direction, especially those in that portion of Choteau to be annex ed, jtudging by the fact that almcst.400 of the citizens signed a petition asking for division and formation of a now county. Chotean county should have thought of tho probability of suchac tion on the part of her citizens in this portion of her vast territory lasntfall during election time. She should also have given judiciary rights which have been withheld. It looks to the people here as though the town of 3onton wished to have every little trivial law ease in the county tried at the oounty seat. .,o as to bring contes tants and witnesses into their town to stop over l;ight and consetquoutly hlave a few dollars with her people. 'I'lo Iopll of Chteanu county re siding in this po ltion of that county, like those of Lewi, and Clarke, have long since tired of the treatment they have hbe:n subjected to from their re spectivo county seat a, and only await ed an opportunity to dissolve partner ship with them. Tho opportunity has arrived and they are nowiso baclward ablout inmproving it rogardless of the fact hlat tho lti;'ur reass has said that their tax levy will bo 30 mills on the dollar, which by the way is ab surd antd without any foundation whatever. 'I'lm Admiesion of Montama. Thto Now Orleam:; .Pwayune, an tiul tir Su8ioth'rn paper, in disonsstig', ed itoritily, tho qluotior of the ad.liis wion of Montana its 1( State of tho Liiioo :ays: "Thei population of Mon taIna, in 1880, was 39,150; ibut it is that the railroad buihling of the past four years his aidtled illn at evololpmont so rapid that the population is upl wardl of the( 80,000. Pr.l.ably this claim i (eXig.i ;crabt d, but rapid do vnlopo-ert, hs- certeinly výoaurrmed. The Territory now contains 787 miles of the trunk line of the Northern Pa cifle, anti two branches, 30 and 20 miles, besides about 200 miles of nar row gauge road belonging to the Union Pacific. Its live stock is worth $28,000,i000 and its output of silver and gold is ~.00tl,000. Its eastern half is splendidly adapted to grazing, and doubtless much of it will ulti mnntoly be found good wheat country. But we scarcely look for its s5pleldy admission as a State. unless it comes in under a political compromise. Five Ter ritories now cry for admission - Idaho and Arizona will soon join them. leaving modest Wyoming alone waiting for popullation. After all. there is much to be said in favor of admitting ia Territory which desires it. eveln without suflicient lopulation, provided ,he offers reasonable assur ance of suflicient increase. Whether we have warrant for expecting Mon tanh to grow up to the popular con ception of Statehlood's stature within the ne..t five years is the question." "FIOPI'INO BILL,." Pc Returns to Maiden after a Protra tedl Trip in Search of hlorse Thieves. I!e Rle-Arrests ()thluait. William Cantrell, better known as 'Flopping Bill," arrived in Maiden, Monday evening from Miles City, bringing with him two of the band of thirteen horses stolen from A. Bomier one year ago last October, having ro covered them somewheres in north ern Dakota. A few miles this side of Dismark, wh;le in search of stolen horses and hor-o thieves, he ran across Onthwait and Hanna, who escaped from Meaghor county jail, last fall, in a very mystoriouslmannor. Hanna was awaiting a new trial on the charge of murder, while the case of Outhwait, he being arrostod for horse stealing, was continued until the April term. Bill arrested Onuthwait and returned with him to Miles City to await the arrival of sheriff Howell, of Meagher county. When asked why he did not arrest Hanna, he said "he was employed by the Eastern Montana Stock Associat ion to recover stock and arrest horse thieves and concluded that he had no authority to arrest him. He was not aware at the time that a reward of $500 was standing for the capture of both Bill says when Onthwait and Hanna left the Springs they came as near Maiden as Overland, and passed down McDonalds crooeek, finally striking the Yellowstone in their wanderings which they descended for some des tanceo in a boat, until cold weather in terfered with that mode of travelling. Hanum talked quite freely; and said "he would surrender himself if his ease could be brought before an other judge; that there was too much prejudice against, and he could not get a fair trial; he had $150 placed to his order in a Bismark bank, which he would get on his arrival there. Bill was in Miles City at the time of the shooting fracas between S1l livan and Roberts--wa.3 in the dance house at the time. He did not see the shots fired as he was in another room. Whether Roberts had a gun or not he could not say. The trouble first began by Roberts pushing Sul livan back and calling him a s- n of a b-- b. Sullivan offered to whip Rob erts for the insult. and the later call ed for a gun. At this point matters were, seemingly, settled but Roberts being a little lushy from too much bad booze renewed the trouble It short time after with serious consequences. Bill says it is the general opinion in Miles that Sullivan is innocent of the killing of Dr. Carlin and child. Rob erts who was shot three times is rap idly recovering.--Maiden Argus. TIHE PIG(;AN INDIANS. United States I diian Iluspector (ard ller's MiINliil to Molltana. Col. R. S. Gardner, U. S. Indian in sp!ctor, was in Portland last Monday, and loft for Montana the following day, to inspect the lndian tribes, par ticuhln)y the Piogans, whoso deplorn ble condition has, during the past few months excited uiuch sympathy. The maniagement of those Indians during the past few . ours lhas boon very unifortnuate. It is estimated that fully 400 died of starvation last win tor and spring. The Indian Depart tment claims that this condition was caused by the neglect of (Jongross to umako tilloly and adoquato appropria tions. Through the exertions of Gov ernor Crosby, of Montnita, anid influ lltiatl parties in the east, special ueaus ures wero tahin for the relief of those Indians last fall bIut thloro has boon consideurable trouble in getting sup. plios to them during the presont win ter, and they have suffered ia good doal on this account. Col. Gardner intends to examiino thoroughly into the condition of the Piegans and re port, to the departmutt at an early daiy, so that immediate action may beo alnken in the matter by the prosent Congress. Of Ihe Indians of Montant tho richest are the Crows, who are now in good condition, and the poorest are Pi egans, whose sufferings dluring the past two years have been indeseriba h!a,-- Intor-Mlmrntain. There are Breakers Ahead! But they do not scare us. We wait not for danger signals, but throw to the winds both prices and profits! Iealzing the fa.ct that"thlre are huge stocks of goods now unrshld, we have determined to show that by energy and pluck our ateck cta Ie reduced to proper Irltutortos. P-z.An~aI O3 IE law ý19" ONE PRICE ! CLOTHIER SQUARE DEALING Offers a lin of lgoo.l that il induce • ut l chahse if low pricCs are any consideration, anyone ,can get suited; and offers a syst.,m ot buin o that plea ss i llf me n t. fair Imtila. W rltu c e a chIill can . purchase as clleaply as tihe smartest buyor none can be injured, and that is our that . ne plriac ana plain figures. It doni t suit old fogies, but wei do not care. On Monday, December 15th. we place on our loeal euri ter a line of 500 suits at $7.00, $3.00, anl .10.00, which we defy any dealer to duplicate for less than $10.00, $13.00, $10.00. We .~ho place on our cheap counter 300 Overcoats at $5.00, $7.00 and $9.00, for which you will pay 88.00, $11.0(0 and $14.00. REMEMBER! We have cut loose. Profits Go, And so will Goods, . Iv a clOrder© . rill .l eceive CLAref ..1 al.1 tten .tion. W6SS T"C. E9ý, ,S. LOUIS MACEAN TREET. __ -DIALER I1( Hardware, Cooking Stoves, E==s"E=T-I",C"EBO 9=077T08E 9 For Camp and Round-up puriosBs. Tin and Oraiite-ironwnro, Force-putps, Rubhor Hose, Uias-ipe, Files, Saws, Chis,.ls, Augurs, Bract's and Bits, Butts, Strap Hilges, Door Locks, DoU Chains, Caltle Chains, Knives and Forks nnd other Table Cutlery, Hand Paper Mreat Saws, Pad locks, Axes, hatciets tan Hammers, Coal Oil Stoves, Screws and Nails, Etc. Mail Orders receive Prompt Attehtion. . "TN ERIVIEIT, - - MONTANA. I . Hale & Co0.r (HALE'S NEW BLOCKK), H3ELtENA, MONTANA Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Digs, Ciemicals and Medicines, Fancy Toilet Articles, Paints, Oils & Brushes. A.nd all gnods to Iho ftn.und In ithnr - ly Ntolrfl u oektd l dl Par t ulrr .ttenton t o or dern Atibe tu, ndl' fromam Counltry liiy,'iie~luflull lm ,u.tinlt'r,4 All :uli':ui ii. worruntrut Irvou, llo ntlml g;.nnuminmid of tlhea bert tunilty .£Z1,rs and a.t,"tle conditioun powd~ri: ih.ol, €ip, it.. Orders by mail will receive prompt attention. Post Traders anti Dealers in GENERAL MERCHANDISE, Fort Shaw, Montana, Have on hand a large and varied stock of Goaod bought for CASH and which we offer at Bottom Prices. Our stuck Consists in part of Stale Fany roceritns, Dry Goods, Notlons, loots and Shoes, Clothing Hardware, Stoves and Tinware, Guns almmunition, Wooden Ware, Crockerl Glass, 1Lams,. Harness and Saddlery, Wool Saiks and Twine, Tents and Wagon Sheets, AGRICULTURAL IMEPLEMENTS. Consisting iii part of iho Celebrated Wood Helf-Binders and Mow. ers Tiger luikes, Sulky, Gang and Walkug Plows, Harrows, Wheel barrows and Pumps. COOPER WAGONS. We are agent for these celebratedi wagons, which Fare conceded to be the best wagons mnido for the Western country. We rospect fully inivite our old friends and patrons to give as a call and examine goods mind prices. Resl,t., Feb. 6, '84. J. H. McKnight & Co. Cou M urphyl Captured. J. H. McFarland und'Goo. Bashaw, two special oflicers, lonarning that the notorious Con .Mutlphy was probably the csuso of our late tires and that ho must he secreted somewhere not far from town, went out yesterday morn ing and foundl out by unmnistakable gigne that the road agent and his pa's were lodged in John O'Neill's houoe' on the Bozeman road, about 141 miles from this city. Arriving upon the sene at a very early hour, before the parties wore out of bed, it was decideo to make a charge upon the cabin at once. But, as our bravo officers approached, they woro met with a heavy fire from the cubin, which they 'eturned as rapidly as possible. The fauilado w\* kopt up until (Con Murphy and his brother were captured and disurnmod. Blforo being entirely disarmed the misrablo convict drew a revolver from his boot and attempted to kill George Blushaw, wounding him severely in the wrist. The worthies mar in the hands of ten men undor charge of Rous Doe gan and Marshal Halford, who wont out this morling to the relief of the aptors anid to guard against any at tempt at rescue. Coo Murphy will be in the city this evening, dead or alive. -Herald, Jan, 27, ROYAL flui Ii uirvfl Absolutely Pure. C. | tl i o ' t t ln ]ll d fIllowt Iltl rt nolllO'nA, L I ~lc.I, | L ~i, (,o.. 107 \Vld| .lL, Snow Flake Laundry, WiadnM i nd IroL nig don oW sholt nAtiLon. FAMILY WA3HING A SPECIALTY. bstlefac'tioa (iuarlultoed. P'rices I th uuiag y,1 MEN W '' Y'f YEV . IArAH . nt I.. lunhi ., PHIL A. MANIX, AUGUSTA, Vi T, Dealer in General .'. Merchandise, OF-:-ALL -:~KINDS lubter, hath & Building Materail. The people of South Fork will find by examing niy stock of goodl tlist I am fully able to meet their demands, in quality and price' I have recently received a large stock of goods. Respt., P. A. MANIX. "E. . Lwfarge.t j Co., Dealers in GIEINERAL MERCHANDISI Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes, Clothizng aend Hardwasr. JOHNSTOWN., MO~1T J so. R. DREa. M TrrT. CAIROLL. TiE MILLEN SiHOE STORl! John R. IDr. & Co., (iuctcuers to Nick Mlllen) Wholesale and Retail Dealers ini Boots & Shoes! .10r OF TILE UBIG BOOT. Special attention given to orders by mail. Slain Street, . - - IIelua. l0o0lt HOTEL SAMIPLE ROOM, Firlt2h'oor ort rh of the Largrent liou e. CG:ý:.e W~~;:;c, L:, 7 ": z;:.d C",:"a cu;:i,.;:nt , c: . I nd Billiard and Pool Tables. l-'YPrlvaeo Club Roolu at theO disposal of past, ! " d ,;riug. MIAIN ST., - - SUN RIVEl lei,, STUIRi4CK I I)DEAI.ls IN Universa Stoves, Ranges and Iuso Furnishing Goodr Tinlaors' SulpL)lies a pecialty. AGENTS FOR THE BOYTON HOT AIR FURNACES. Sol .Age;nts for theo elebratrctd i uoE. esyro F'oreo PumP IIB t iuthe World. Maeonlc Tomplo. Cor, .MAn E& -v..r at. HELENIA, MONT FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HELENA, MT. Paid-Up Capital.... .........................~ 00, Surpiu and ProflT..................... .... .'" U0 Individual Deposites............................ ,U000,00b Government Deposits........................,,. . 100,000 T. A. HAUSER, President, DIR.ECTORS,; A. J. DAVIS, Vice-P~'row. S. A. Houser, A. M. Holtr, J. M. E E.W. KNIGHT, (.!shin . !E. W. Knight, T. H. K leiw .nui'll, 1 ol T. H. Kleinschmidt, A C . rti, I. L. Hunilton, li T i JC D aIIvis, j f, H 1. M .P urc he r, T. C. lower. Associated Ban ks: iatNatlunal, FurBr.l * iN faton, nt. utt onal,*Mioul, , Total Capital and. SIlu.pIi, $75U,O3 A General Banking Business Transacted. woSO U HELENA, MONTANA WHIOILI RAL & IRETAII DEA41 lIt IN mH UlGý 3IRO oEI Flour, Grain, Tobacco & Geueral Merchandise, All kinds of fuarm prod.int. hrought and .old.