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Great Falls tribune. [volume] (Great Falls, Mont.) 1885-1890, August 22, 1885, Image 1

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Strictly in adva.nce.
The circulation of th1e TRIBasE inl Nortern
Montana is guaranlntod to ex.-ceed that of any ja
per publishedl in the territvry.
Address all commrninations to the
We published in the lrst issue of
the Trrs;TE a-n account of -a catie
stealing case in the Northwest Terri
tory, taken from the Calgary Herald,
in which Quinn & Campbell were
charged with stealing cattle from the
Oxley Ranch Co. The account stat
ed that Quinn was arrested, and, after
procuring bail, skipped for his for
mer home at Horse Pkiins, Montana.
In the last issue of the Herald we
notice a correction of the statement
which throws an entirely different
shape on the case. We make this
statement in justice to the accused
The proposed division scheme- -to
divide Montana and Dakota into three
states-meets with disal)proval from
all quarters. It is claimed that the
parties interested have over-rated
their abilities in the matter, and so
far as their money is concerned, it is
n. g.
New York proposes to erect a mon
mnont over Gen. Grant which will
cost well up in the millions. That is,
New York is to have the monument,
and the money is to be raised by pop
ular subscription. To gain this end it
will be necessary for the city to loosen
its purse strings and throw in liberally
In such matters it is necessary to
to strike while the iron is hot. Grant
is deserving of a monument as elegant
and expensive as the people can hope
to erect to his memory.
The Glendive Times works itself
into a "beastly" rage and sets up a
doleful howl because Gov. Hauser
refused to give the sheriff of Dawson
county a requisition for a murderer
"a notorious murderer" the Times
has it. There is evidently something
wrong, as Mr. Hauser is not the kind
of man that will allow notorious, red
handed murderers to run at large.
Col. ,Johnson the Governor's private
secretary comes in for a share of the
The Helena Herald gives a synop
sis of the remarks made by the speak
ers at the Grant Memorial Services in
that city. It was interesting reading
and the Herald is to be complimented
for its enterprise.
The fight between the ,.tt, Miner
and-the Printers' Union still goes on
with savage vigor. The Union is
doing its level best to (down the Mi
ner, and the Miner, well, all it does is
to set back and keep mum. While we
are strictly on the Union side, never
thele:ss in this instance if we under
stand matters aright, the Union is in
the wrong and should take down.
The office in trinter's parlance, was
"ratted" last winter, and "rat circu
lars" sent to all the newspapers in
the Territory. It contained an interest
ing biography of each of the "rats."
The Tribune says Dillon has the
best site for a smolter in the country.
If the Tribune man will take the troub
le to pay Great Falls a visit we will
take pleasure in pointing out to him
the most eligible site for works of this
kind that his prolific brain could pos
sibly imagine.
Montana newspapers have all taken
up the subject of the cutting down of
the immense Indian and military res
ervations wi.hin the Territory to a
size which will meet with the require
ments of the occupants. The locking
up of nearly 30,000,000 of choice ag
ricultural and grazing land for the
sole use of a few thousand Indian
paupers is a burning shame. Our
delegate in Congress should make an
effort at the next session to have this
matter looked into and remedied.
We wonder if the Northern Pacific
company will harken to the resolu
tions passed by the St. Paul Jobbers
regarding the building of a branch
from Garrison to Butte?
** *
Many old-time Montanians will re
gret to learn of the death of Judge
Thompson, which occurred recently
in Eureka, Nev. The Sacramento
Record-Union has this to say of him
while he resided in this Territory:
"While in M;ontana he was elected
Probate Judge of one of the counties
there, and occupied that bench for a
number of years."
** *
The Sweetgrass Hills excitement is
growing steadily. It seems that the
soldiers will have a chance to change
the dull routine of post duty, by
cleaning out the prospectors. So long
as this alledged gold field is on a res
ervation it is clearly the duty of the
government to oust them.
The reorganization of our Indian
policy is a task which the new admin
istration has tackled, and it is evident
that they will make it win The peo
ple will welcome any change that in
sue a mn ore economi-a-l way of deal
ing with these pauper charges. Mon
tana is cursed by a surplus of Indians
and Indian reservations, which are
doing more to retard the settlement
and development of our fair Territory
than all other causes combined. The
people of Montana are entitled too and
should speedily be released from these
pests who can only be a detriment to
them, and to the fair name of the
The Montezuma hotel, at the Hot
Springs in New Mexico, which was
recently burned to the ground, was
the finest hotel in the Southwest, and
was annually visited by thousands of
tourists and health-seekers, who came
to partake of the health-giving waters
of the Spring. Many are the Indian
tales of the virtue of its waters. The
writer visited these Springs a num
ber of years ago, and visable evidence
of it, reputation among the aborigin
al tribes and navive Mexicans, was
evinced by the deeply trodden trails
leading to it from every directions.
The prompt action taken by the
jobbers' union of St. Paul in relation
to the question of railroad facilities
for Butte, Montana, can hardly fail to
exert an important influence in bring
ing about the desired end. In clear
and concise language the resolutions
adopted set forth the many reasons
why this most important city in the
farther northwest should be accorded
facilities for reaching the markets of
the world, commensurate with the
greatness of its business. It is not
necessary to enlarge upon the subject.
iA plain statement of the figures and
facts, such as is made in the resolu
tions of the jobbers, .auttces to tell
the story and to point the moral. That
the Northern Pacific will take action
in tho prmi.ses can scarcely admit of
a doubt. Thatcorporation cannot af
iford h-er c , h., deprived of the
enormous adivninages that would ac
crue to it from the connection pro
posed.- -Pioneer Press.
By the new census Dakota has am
ple population for two States. Hers
is an agricultural region; there is
nothing to check her steady advance.
By the amount of money she is ex
pending in building school houses and
hiring school teachers, the people are
making clear that in the matter of in
telligence they are the peers of any
other region in the Republic. We
wonder what possible reason will be
offered for keeping her out of the
Union a day after Congress meets.
Yet we suspect that a trade will have
to be made to secure for her State
hood. We suspect that if Dakota
shall be admitted it will be on condi
tion that the admission of New Mexi
co, with all her Greasers and scorpi
ons, will not be opposed by the friends
of Dakota. Even that will be better
than to keep Dakota out any longer
in the political cold.--Salt Lake Trib
We hope our government will in
terpose a respectful request, at least,
for the pardon of Riei. It has fre
quently asked clemency for less de
serving men and its requests have
been granted. If the Canadian gov
ernment fears that Riel's influence
among the Metis will make trouble
hereafter, it would not be amiss for
our government to tender them a set
tlement on this side of the line and
then there would be no chance for
future trouble.--Herald.
The census recently shows that
there are a million of citizens in the
northwest without any representation
in Congress. A half a million are in
Dakota alone, and Kansas, Nebraska
and Minnesota could show more than
another half million without repre
Austria has taken occasion to covert
ly insult the United States by refus
ing to receive a duly accredited Min
ister sent from this country. Fortu
nately the United States does not
happen to be under any obligation to
the blue Danube region. We trust
that it will be determined-when Con
gress meets again-that it is not deem
ed desirable any longer to send any
accredited Minister to that country,
but whatever of business there may
be between that country and our own
can be carried on by telegraph, keep'
ing a consul in each of two or three
large cities of that country. Certain
ly no other Miinister ought to be sent.
Keiley may be a light weight, but our
Government, by sending him abroad,
asserted that he was sixteen hands
high and sound, and it will never do
to recede from that position.--Salt
Lake Tridune.
Lord I-ioughtoh, the poet and critic,
is dead.
Eight lives were lost in a conflagra
tion at Manchester, N. H.
The war cloud between Russia and
England is growing darker.
The investigation of the Coast Sur
vey Bureau has been completed.
A whisky barrel exploded at Ennis,
Texas, fatally wounding N. B. Rankin.
Maxwell, the supposed murderer of
Proller in St. Louis, is said to be in
New York is at war with the gam
blers. The sports have the odds in
their favor.
John L. Sullivan and Dominick
McCaffrey will fight at Chester Park
on the 31st.
The exposition now in progress at
Louisville is said to be the best ever
held in that city.
It is a close contest this season be
tween Chicago and New York for the
League championship.
A general shaking up of the army
officers holding soft positions in east
ern points is reported.
Wm. R. Allerton was mysteriously
murdered in his residence in New
York. No clew to the perpetrator.
Judge James Garland, the oldest
living judge in the world, died recent
ly at his home in Lynchburg, Va., at
the age of 95.
Gov. Martin, of Kansas, has written
to President Cleveland asking that
the Indians be disarmed, as he fears
further trouble.
At Smith's Mills, Ky., J. A. Shond
was shot and killed by Ed. McLaugh
len, who was arrested, being badly
pounded by Shond.
Richard Anderson (colored) in Villa
Rica, Ga., who was guilty of insulting
a white lady, was given 300 lashes by
indignant white citizens.
Another coal mine horror is report
ed from Wilkesbarre, Pa., in which
ten miners were instantly killed and
several more badly injured.
Arthur Ives, of Plymouth, Pa., had
three teeth drawn, and profuse hem
orrhage followed, resulting in lock
jaw, and his death is feared.
At Cuthbert, Ga., one hundred arm
ed men overpowered the jailor, took
Henry Davis, charged with rape, and
hanged him to a railroad bridge.
Reports from the cotton producing
States shows that there will be an un
usually fine crop this year. It is
stated by some to be the finest ever
The citizens of Fort Erie are indig
nant because the government appoint
ed James W. Neelan, who took part
in the Fenian raid of 1866, counsel at
that port.
The Montezuma Hotel at the Hot
Springs near Las Vegas, N. M., was
destroyed by fire. There were 300
guests in the hotel but all escaped
without injury.
The southwestern portion of Arkan
sas is in a fervid state of religious ex
citement over the preaching of a new
evangelist, Rev. Mr. Williams, who is
said to surpass Sam Jones in elo
Crop reports from Dakota are to the
effect that the fine weather prevailing
has had a decided effect on wheat, and
stopped to a great extent the ravages
of the rust, and the crop is likely to
yield well.
The Agricultural Bureau reports
that the corn crop has made an im
provement since the last report and
the indications are that the yield will
be from twenty-six to twenty-seven
bushels per acre.
Further advices from Tonquin say
that Bishop Quinbon reports that over
10,000 Christians have been massa
cred in the provinces of Biendih and
Phyen. Murders and incendiary fires
are of daily occurrence. The vicarate
has been annihilated.
A gang of seventy-five negroes are
at Fannettsburg, Pa., committing all
sorts of depredations, and have cre
ated a reign of terror. They have a
stronghold in the adjacent mountains,
and are well armed. They have com
mitted various outrages.
At Silverton, Oregon, C. F. Libby,
a man aged sixty, shot and killed his
partner, Arthur Patty, aged twenty
one, and then shot and killed himself.
The deed was very deliberate. No
cause can be assigned, and the only
theory is that Libby was insane.
Fully 5,000 persons were present at
a meeting in Riel's behalf held in
Montreal. It was resolved that a pe
tition be sent to the Imperial and
Canadian governments to obtain Louis
Rie's pardon. A meeting was also
held at Longneil at which a similar
resolution was adopted.
Gen. Armstrong, 'who recently in
vestigated the Cheyenne and Arapa
hoe Indian agencies, and whose re
port thereon had much to do with the
issuance of the proclamation nrdering
the cattlemen off that reservation, will
soon proceed to the Apache agency
for the purpose of making an enroll
ment of the Indians there and inquir
ing into the condition of affairs among
the Apaches.
Advices from Russia say that the
government is taking severe measures
to repress German enterprise, having
stopped the construction of Schon's
great spinning mills at Kattawartz,
and refused permission to Count
Hencdle, the owner of the iron works
near the Russian frontier, to erect
One of the leading banks of Russia
discovered that an unknown person
has forged Russian securities, cashed
at the bank March 6th last, to the
amount of 250,000 rubles. The coun
terfeits were so well executed that the
officials of the bank were unable to
detect their worthless character, and
the forgeries were undetected until
the spurious notes reached the Rus
sian treasury in the regular way.
The Payne Oklahoma colony, which
has been in camp at Caldwell, Kansas,
some months, is now breaking up in
compliance with instructions from
Captain Conch. He interprets the
President's action as the inauguration
of a movement which will lead to the
opening of Oklahoma in the near fu
ture, and with the desire to avoid
causing embarrassment of the work
has requested the colony for the pres
ent to disband.
A serious misunderstanding is re
ported to exist between the out going
and incoming administration of the
United States Sub Treasury of San
Francisco regarding the count of the
money in the vaults. MIr. Brooks, the
newly appointed sub-treasurer is will
ing to accept the count by weight, but
Ir. Spaulding, the present incum
bent, insists on every piece being
counted before the transfer is made.
There are $93,000,000 in the vaults
and to count it all over would take
from six to eight months.
John Maguire will erect an Opera
house in Dillon this fall.
The Drum Lummond yielded $93,
000 during the month of July.
Foy Sisters place in Helena was
burglarized recently of something like
The subject of lower local railway
rates is being agitated by the Territo
rial papers.
Butte will erect a big hotel. An
endeavor will h.e made to see Helena
and go one and probably half a dozen
Gov. Hauser has appointed Dr. W.
L. Steele, examining physician of the
Territorial penitentiary and insane
The assessable property in Missou
la has decreased $200,000 in value the
past year.
The Dillon Tribune says James
Mauldin, of Beaverhead Valley, was
the first importer of draft horses into
Butte will ship $600,000 in silver
bullion alone for the month of Aug
ust is the present production is kept
up.-Town Talk.
A few days since two hunters came
into Helena and reported that they
had discovered a big galena lode in
the mountains near the city.
The Town Talk arches its spines
and tersely remarks: "For the bene
fit of our cotemporaries we will state
that 1,000 subscribers at 25 cents per
week more than pays all our expenses,
to say nothing about our ads."
A little girl, the daughter of Ed
ward Rehberg, living near Helena,
was beated and clubbed nearly to
death by her inhuman stepmother.
The little girl is now lying in a very
precarious condition in the Sisters'
A Billings special to the Herald,
says: "A band of Piegan Indians
raided Smoot's ranch on the Muscle
shell and stole thirty-two horses.
They also raided Miller's ranch eight
miles east of here and run off eight
valuable horses. A posse of cowboys
and others are now in hot pursuit of
the thieves."
Tuesday afternoon before the Butte
accommodation arrived at Mullan
Tunnel, a man named Burns was
sent in to see that the track was clear
of rock. While in the act of per
forming his duty a rock of about 300
pounds weight fell from the roof of
the tunnel and struck him on the side
of the head, knocking him down and
bruising his side and mashing one of
his legs. He was taken to Butler
station and a physician sent for to
dress his wounds. His condition is
considered critical.-Independent.
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Srta;(ales r lnor Company
Rough AND DRESSED Lumber,
All Kids of Mouldiug. Orders Filled Direct From the Saw if Desired.
To be Completed With Latest Improved Ma
chinery and Ready to Run on the Coming Crop.
C-i e e-.r. %. nison., - pro,.ietors
C Lt6-~l~AW AILAP -~1~
Sash, Door and Blind Factory.
Hardware & Building Material.
Chas. Wegner, - - - Agent.
Lumber Yard at Sun River Crossing Lumber Yard at Johnstown,
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The beef round-up commenced on
the 20th.
The races this year at the Helena
fair promise to be more interesting
than ever before. A number of fast
horses from Oregon and Colorado will
be on hand.
In this section the majority of the
cattlemen will ship their beef steerE
east by the Canadian Pacific. This
company have given good satisfac
tion to our shippers heretofore, and
are working up a fine business.
Robert Vaughn of Sun river valley
sold a band of over one hundred head
of horses last week, at an average
price of $90 per head. Mr. Vaughn is
rapidly disposing of his half and
quarter breed stock with a view of
confining himself to the rearing of
thoroughbreds. He now has as fine
a lot of thoroughbred as there is in
the Territory.
We notice that Dan Blevins has ar
rived in Helena, and will enter at the
fair ch. g. Daniel B., two years old, by
Glen Elm-Nettles, by Sun Dance.
Daniel B. is entered in the pioneer
stakes, and will go in the one-half
minute handicap for two-year-olds.
Wm. McLaughlin has also entered
ch. mare Ida Glenn, by Glen Elm,
dam, Queen. It will be remembered
that this mare won the pioneer stakes
last fall.
A correspondent writing from Mon
tana to the Textile Record says the
following very true and sensible words
of what will soon be chief among
Montana's great industries:
"The wool clip of the world has ad
vanced 65 per cent in the last twenty
years, or four times faster than the
population, and yet prices have fell
only 22 per cent. It is quite possible
that during the next fifteen or twenty
years wool may fall another 20 per
cent, and yet the business of wool
growing, taken in connection with the
mutton product, in a country eo fitted
by nature for the business as Mon
tana, will be one of the most lucrative
in the world." It is further stated:
"The wool clip of the United States
for the year 1880 is said to be 264,
000,000 pounds, which it had increas
ed to 337,500,000 pounds in 1884, and
those best informed in the business do
not place the product for this year at
a much greater figure, owing to the
fact that in the eastern States large
numbers of sheep perished during the
cold weather. In this respect the
flocks of Montana are more fortunate,
and the loss from cold will be very
"You say there is no timber on the
cattle ranges?" asked the professor.
"Not a bush," replied the cowboy,
"not a twig." "No coal: no drift
wood in the streams; no fuel of any
kind?" "Not a chip," was the reply.
"Then how do you cook your
meals?" "On the range," calmly re
plied the cowboy. And the professor
was just going to ask what range
when he suddenly remembered that
it was time to wind his watch.
The Arizona editor whose racy say
ings werd first noticed by the Tribune,
is attaining a wide celebrity. The
Chicago Rambler with commendable
enterprise publishes a fac-simile of
the editorial page of the Red Gulch
Ripsnorter, from which it is seen
that that paper is about the breeziest
thing on the continent. Here is its
announcement of terms:
Any galoot who wants The Rip
snorter for a year can have it left at
his bar-room on payment of three red
chips in advance. Now's your time
to chip in. Boys, she's a dandy.
Advertisements will be stuck in at
liberal terms, and dust and mules
taken in exchange.
-iEPYou ducks who haven't paid
up your subscriptions want to hustle.
We warn you that we know who you
are, and we are going out collecting
in a day or two with a new brace of
Colts ready for all slow customers.
We mean business.
iFuneral notices must be ac
companied by the address of the
corpse, not for publication but as a
guarantee of prompt pamPent
FfWe are personally responsible
for all news published in these col
umns. Office hours from 10 a. rm to
5 p. m.
JACK JOSLYr, (alias Strapping Jack).
Rev. R. Md. Stevenson, of Bozeman,
in an interesting letter to the New
York Evangelist, among other things
"Another wrong impression is that
Montana is so nearly covered with
mountains that it must ever be releg
ated to the miner and bear. If the
idea prevails that a country is not
suitable for the farmer, it is hard to
enlist any general interest in it, be
cause agriculture is regarded as the
surest foundation for business. But
we have plenty of land and it is of the
most fertile character. Although our
farming interests are in their infancy,
we paid taxes on 1,335,000 acres (in
round numbers) of land. The west
ern half of this territory is very like
Psansylvania in its make-up and pro
ducts. It is divided into valleys,
which are skirted about with mount
ains. The soil in these valleys and
on the bench landsis very productive.
The average yield of wheat per acre
for the entire territory is greater than
any other state or territory in the
Union. At the expense of being
charged with exageration I have per
sisted in telling the truth when I say
that forty and even sixty bushels of
wheat per acre is not an uncommon
yield in many of the valleys of Mon
tana. We raise the small grains, veg
etable and fruits. Finer strawberries,
currants and gooseberries are grown
nowhere. The more tender fruits,
such as peaches, grapes and pears,
have not been tried, and probablecan
not be grown here. The vegetables
grown are unsurpassed in point of
quality or quantity.
"Eastern people justly look with
suspicion upon the mining industry
as an uncertain factor in business.
But whether the inside of our mount
ains contain all the wealth we think
they do or not, the outsides are truely
covered with wealth. Here comes in
the significance of our altitude. The
mountains of Montana having an ev
erage altitude of 3,000 feet, are-cover
ed with luxuriant bunch grass. This
grass cures where it grows and makes
the richest of winter feed. Upon it
bands of horses, herds of cattle and
flocks of sheep are fattened for the
enrichment of. their owners..'
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S months 7. 8. 10. 15. I 30. 55
1 months 9. 10. 15. 30. j 55. 110.
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Business notices in reading matter, 25 cents
per line.
Business notices 15 cents per line for first in
sertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent
insertion of same matter.

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