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"Montana Short Line."
New Time Table Taking Effect Nov. U
S1st, 1884 cc
No. 1-I'acilic Express.7:25 p. m. Mountain time
No Atlantic Express................K:1O'a m'
No 1-Atlantic Express.................7: Oam k
No 1-Pacific Express................:75 p m d
Wickes Branch.
Arrive at H lena at ................. ...7:4 pin a:
Leave W ickes at........................ 10:51 p m
LAave Helena daily at.... ...3:29 aqm
Arrive at Wickesat ... .....5 tam
Helena and Butte Accommodation b
Leave Helmna b... . .... : am
Arriv' at (rrrrison .....1. :) pm t]
Leave niarris .............I............. I: pm
Arrive t Helen I................... ..- ..:. ]'im I
Pullman Palace and Dining t Irs run through
betwo n St. Paul and Minnefapolis and Helena
and Portland on Atlantic and Pacific express ti
Tim" from Helena to Portland. Ill hours; to St.
P'aul, 52 hours; t'lriigl?;.e 71 honrs.
S.a. 1 U LTON, General Agent. c
The lMultitutdiiious and Intere4iing
1Irouse Fanmily.---The Many Va- a
rieties hi Montana. d
This is the season when every 0
sportsman and lover of the gun be
gins to think of the pleasures of the
hunt. Many are the plans made for 0
taking a few days, or perhaps weeks 0
from one's usual occupations in ordert
to spend them tramping over fields
or prairies or through forests and a
along streams, after one or more of 1
the many kinds of game with which
our country is supplied. Only a few f
years ago Montana ranked as one of a
the great game countries of the world a
and the hunter could find most of the I
large game of North America within s
easy access. Now the scattered rem
nants of the vast bands that once e
trod the prairies are only to be found 1
in the most favored localities. The
rifle has about done its work and
cease] only for lack of farther prey.
Shot-guns will be the favorite weapon
of the future with all amateur sports- e
Not such a great while past an In- "
dian picked up a shot-gun carried by li
the writer. He gazed at the compara
tively large bore, felt the thin barrels n
between his fingers and finally shook n
his head. It was -no good." Alas!
Hle knew as little concerning the man- b
ufacture and use of the breach-loader b
as he did of the vast changes about r,
to take place in his best hunting r
ground, one that he traveled to from g
hundreds of miles away. Indeed.
the best of sport may be had with the t
shot-gun. The pleasure and excite- t
ment of hunting does not depend as 0
much on the size of the game or num
bers killed as on the skill and activity
required in the pursuit.
With each succeeding year, as the e
large game becomes scarcer so the
game birds will be more and more c
hunted. Of these Montana is well
supplied and among them all, the I
Grouse occupy a prominent place as t
well on account of their trim forms
and often curious plumage and habits r
as of their excellent eating qualities. C
There are no less than five species or
dinarily met with.
First may be placed the Sage grouse
or Sage fowl, a bird easily recognized
by his large size and turkey-like ac
tions. Above, the plumage is varie
gated with black, grayish and brown.
Below, black predominates. The long
pointed tail is very noticeable, also t
the peculiar scale-like neck feathers,
terminating in bristly filaments. {
These birds are rapid flyers and it
requires a heavy charge of small shot
to bring them down at any great dis
tance. It seems to be the common
impression that their flesh is unpala
table owing to its strong, sagey taste.
I have killed them at nearly all sea
sons of the year and found them good
eating. One precaution is necessary,
however. The crop as well as the en
trails should be instantly removed on
recovering the bird, as they are apt
to be gorged with artemisia or "wild
sage." This is not their exclusive
food, however. I once flushed a small
flock in a meadow of tall grass quite,
surrounded by mountains. The crop
of one I obtained was full of blos
soms of a tall golden rod, (solidago)
growing there commonly. The range
of the sage fowl is from Fort Laramie
and the Black Hills on the east to the
Cascade Mountains westward. It is
also known under the names of Cock
of the Plains and Prairie Turkey.
Ranking next to the Sage grouse is
the Dusky grouse, also called Blue
grouse and Pine grouse, a bird never
found far away from pine timber.
The prevailing colors are slate-gray
and black, the throat and sides more
or less marked with white. The tail
is rounded, blackish with a terminal
band of slate. These birds come out
more or less into the open foothills to
breed, returning again in winter to the
thickest forests, often high up on the
mountains. They have an curious.
muffled note, reminding one some
what of the cooing of a tame dove,
but more rapidly repeated.
On June 21st, of the past summer,
while walking over a bare, rounded
knoll just outside the mountains, a
dusky grouse jumped up almost at my
feet, revealing ten young closely hud
dled together. The old bird stepped
off afew paces and stood staring at
me with outstretched neck, while the
young, making no attempt at escape,
never uttered a sound. They had been
hatched out apparently but a short I
time. I
Third in point of size is the Sharp- g
tailed grouse, the bird we commonly to j
call out here the "prairie chicken."
, The true prairie chicken, or Pinnated 9th
grouse of the eastern States, has nev- bra
or been found in this Territory that I
know of. The Sharp-tailed grouse is Td
the most commonly distributed of the
different species. In summer they mo
are usually found about the heads of 2
coulees where the grass and weeds of
m grow tall and rank, or among the Th
bunch-grass near the mountains. Here the
they live on grasshoppers and various I
m other insects, along with vegetable the
food. Winter storms drive them into cot
the timber along the river bottoms, shz
t. where they feed to a great extent on 1
cottonwood and poplar buds. If the ne,
weather is very cold and the snow sh(
lies thick on the ground. after feeding up
in the tree tops for several hours they nit
g will plunge into some big snow bank
and remain buried for two or three ho]
days or till hunger compels them to sor
come out. Some, perhaps all the wa
other species of grouse have this same th(
habit of living through a severe storm. in
1P In those parts of the country where
nr grain has only been raised for a year dii
or two these birds seldom come near
s. the fields, but after a while they learn tri
is to prefer the grain fields and stubble in
d as much as the prairie chicken of the the
eeast does.
h The two remaining species of the
w five are the Ruffed grouse, partridge tom
or pheasant as it is variously called, the
d and the Canada grouse or Spruce roi
l partridge. Both are rather small I riv
n species. The first is so named from tw
the tufts of black feathers or ruffs on stt
each side of the neck. This is the hi
i bird that produces the well known in
1 drumming, probably by striking the an
d wings together over the back. Our an
bird is somewhat smaller and grayer hi:
than eastern specimens and is regard- hix
s ed as a variety of that bird. The old
are seldom found more than two or Sn
a- h three together, never in large coveys lit
like most other grouse. lo1
The Spruce partridge is a strictly ph
ls mountain bird with us, quite common m(
)k in some of the higher ranges. The ern
s! males are handsome, below mostly fa]
a- black with many white spots, above mi
er blackish and slate-gray. The females ev
it resemble somewhat] the young of the be
! ruffed grouse, but may be distin- mi
guished by the feathering of the legs on
d down to the toes. In the ruffed grouse br
L the tarsus is bare. The Spruce par- it
e- tridge is the bird to which the name tit
as of "fool hen" is commonly applied.
11 The trait from which it gets this of
ty name, viz: that of remaining perfectly lo
motionless sometimes when threaten- w]
he ed with imminent peril, is one shared bi
he in to a greater or less extent by others ci
ire of the family. C1
ell Besides these grouse, all more or in
he less common in suitable localities, tb
as there is one, perhaps two other kinds tF
n5 to be found on some of the higher at
its mountains. They are alpine species at
es. called Ptarmigan and change from L
)r_ brown in summer to pure white in lii
winter. I don't know that any speci- tL
Iens have actually ever been taken in t1
ed M1ontana, but they undoubtedly occur ax
e-here. R. S. W. w
Today, (Sept. 9th,) is the nine
teonth anniversary of the arrival in
Helena of the Fisk overland expedi
tion of 1866. The colony of about
500 formed a nucleus at St. Paul in 1
March and April of that year, and la- I
ter on rendezvouredj at St. Cloud,
growing in strength to the time of i
departure in May. With colors flying a
the lead wagons crossed the boundary
of Minnesota west of Abercrombie, r
followed by a train of mule, horse
and ox teams a mile in length. In the
column were a goodly representation
of ex-soldiers mustered out of the
volunteer service of the Union army
the year before. These veterans with
other adventurous young men were
well armed and mostly mounted, I
forming a strong body guard to the
westward moving pioneer families
forming a good part of the expedition.
The long march across the plains,
guided by the commander, Col. Jas.
L. Fisk, was successfully accomplish
ed. Strong appetites and good health
attended all. Not a life was loss. i
Single ox-teams drew 3,000 weight
and grew fat. Brief tarrying points i
were at Forts Berthold and Benton
and Sun River, the headwaters of
which were ineffectually explored for
gold. The colony pitched their tents
on the plateau east of Last Chance (
on the day corresponding with this,
nineteen years ago. They separated
rapidly after and scattered over the
Territory. Those who remained in
and about Helena engaged in trade,
mining, farming and mechanical and
other pursuits. Numbers are here
still, generally well-to-do, some of
them wealthy in goods, mines, farms,
stock, etc. Others elsewhere in Mon
tana have been equally prosperous.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Medical I
society having investigated, says that I
the water of the Cochituate river, 4
which is the chief source of supply
for Boston, is dangerous to health,
owing to sewerage contamination. ,
-- to
t Helena has a shirt factory.
Butte claims a population of 17,000 str
Territorial milage will be reduced we
Y to 15 cents a mile after Dec. 1st. ac(
The Jewish new year began on the mý
9th ult. The day was properly cele
brated in Helen. wl
The monthly pay roll of the Town B"
e Talk is $2,700. This is just $2,576.13 Si
more than our gross yearly receipts. TI
,f A safe in the wholesale liquor house
s of Jas. Lynch in Butte, was cracked.
e The robbers only realized $45 for er
, their trouble. th
s In excavating for the foundation of in
e the new Lewis and Clarke county m
o court house, an old deserted mining la;
s, shaft was discovered.
n Harry Fincher killed a large bear P"
.e near the Dearborn last week with a
W shotgun. His bruinship did not give
g up the ghost until he had received in
y nine charges from the gun.
k` Little Clara Rehberg who was so
,e horrible beaten by her brutal parents bE
:o some weeks ago-mention of which ur
to was made through these columns at ac
te the time-died at the Sisters hospital or
in Helen last week.
Times are evidently "tuff" in Glen
r dive, as the President of the board of D
trade in that yillage, subscribed the th
l munificent sum of $2 to help defray er
the expenses of their delegate to the to
Waterways convention.
xe A little excitement was created in
r town Tuesday afternoon by the report t
that a huge grizzly bear had been
e routed up by a man fishing along the c
11 I river near Fort Shaw. A troop of w
in twenty soldiers armed and mounted,
started out from the Fort to capture
ie his bruinship, and succeeded in kill- te
n ing him on the island between here
ie and Shaw. It was a large cinnamon,
ir and the old fellow was evidently "off
er his base," and a long distance from sI
j his usual haunts.-Rising Sun.
Id A Choteau correspondent in the C
)r Sun, says: "We are growing just aw
Fs little bit exasperated over the pro
longed and persistent ignoring of our ti
ly plea for a bridge over the Teton. Our d
)n modest contribution to the tax gath
ie erer should entitle us to at least a
ly faint recognition by the county com
ve missioners, considering how well s`
es every other portion of the county has
ie been attended to. We applaud the P
n- many improvements elsewhere, but P
,s our unceasing cry is, "give us a
se bridge." We must have one, even if I.
xr- it has to be built by private subscrip- u
ne tion. Cl
On Wednesday, Wm. Burton, chief
of Indian police at Lemhi reserve, E
lodged in the county jail an Indian, B
who is known around here by the so- R
briquet of "Fred Douglass." Fred is
charged with stealing horses from e.
Chief Ten Doy, and after placing him ti
in jail Burton and his posse went to y
the Madison valley, on a search for
their prisoners confederates. The h,
stolen horses were eight in number, E
and the police have captured all. ti
Last evening, the posse of dusky po
1 licemen brought in the other two
- thieves, making the entire band, with
1 their plunder, captured. Burton is
r an intelligent, well-educated Indian,
who reads, writes, and speaks United
States like a native. He spent four l
years in school at Oakland, Cal- t
Madisonian. 1`
t Herr Losen, an Alsace lawyer, has s
1 been appointed German consul at it
- Paris.
, Three members of the Chilian min
f istry have resigned and their succes
I sors appointed.
? Mr. Stallo, the new United States ci
minisier at Rome, has been heartily
e welcomed by the Italian press. a
e The Bank of England last week
sent to Bank of Ireland at Dublin h
B £2,500,000. The treasure arrived i(
Archduke Rudloph, the Austrian g
prince imperial, met with an accident n
while driving-in his carriage, sustain- ti
s ing an injury to the thigh. b
Mr. Goblet, minister of public in
struction, presides over the school- ]
masters' congress at Paris. Many o
Americans are expected to attend. t:
h Mrs. Lawford, Lady Coleridge's p
;. mother, denies the rumor that her
t daughter ever threatened Lord Coler- s
s idge with a suit for breach of promise. S
a Mrs. Russell Stevens, sister of the e
f countess of Dufferin, died at sea while I
r on her way from Canada to England. d
S The body has been left at London
e derry. I
' It is reported that Prince Bismarck s
intends to propose to the reichstag a I
e further increase -of duties on cereals n
against all 'countries but Austria and o
d Queen Victoria has approved the I
f project of bestowing medals upon the e
Canadian soldiers who were engaged 3
- in the work of suppressing the Riel s
rebellion. I
Macmillans of London announce a c
new volume of poems by Tennyson.
d It is claimed that in this the poet r
ºt laureate has attempted to perform b
r, ambitious wor. ti
Y An autograph letter has been re- 8
n, ceived by the president of Pera from b
President Menendes of San Salvador, e
announcing the latter's appointment LI
to the chief magistracy.
The workmen at Sir William Arm
0 strong's ordnance and engineering
d works have gone out on a strike on
account of an ill-feeling against the
e manager and superintendent.
- The names of the Irish athletes p
who are going to visit America are
n Barry, Purchell, Welch, Hayes, Hart. a
3 Sproule, Bulger, Christian and Hassy. a
They sailed on the Sarmatian on the g
10th inst.
I. Gen. Decourcey, French command- a
er in Annam, telegraphs from Hue
that serious disorders have occurred
in Quinhon. Numerous Christians
were massacred, and a number of vil
g lages burned.
Mr. Tennent, lately a member of ,
r parliament for Leeds, will commence c
a next November the publication in I
a Rome of a semi weekly journal in the f
interest of the American and English d
colonies in that city. a
Lord Edmund Fitzmaurice, mem- ]
ts ber of parliament for Colne, who was I
under foreign secretary during the t
at administration of Mr. Gladstone, by s
al order of his physician, will not enter (
the next parliament. t
Michael Davitt's recent lecture in t
of Dublin for the benefit of the fund for t
ae the support of ex-Head Center Steph- 1
ens, netted about $850, and Mr. Davitt C
has handed a check for that amount C
to the ancient Fenian leader. 1
in Wentworth Dilke, grand uncle of
the baronet, aged ninety, is dead. He
had gone through the Peninsular
e campaign with Wellington, and was
of with Sir Edward Pakenham at the
battle of New Orleans, and returned
d, from America to take part in the Wa
11- terloo campaign.
)f The New Brunswick people are
m shipping live lobsters to England.
The remains of Senator Gwin, of
he California, who died in New York last I
a week were sent home.
.0- John R. Eakin, associate judge of
ur the supreme court of Arkansas, is
ur dead, aged sixty-three years.
Ottawa, during the past fiscal year,
m shipped about ,2,000,000 worth of
sawed lumber to the United States.
as The Brooklyn City Railroad com
he pany, operating forty miles of track,
ut propose to change to the cable system.
a Distillers are in session at Peoria,
. if Ill., endeavoring to form a new pool
ip- under the name of the American Spirit
A window in memory of the wife of
Edwin Booth was placed recently in
Berkie Memorial church, in Newport,
Rhode Island. am
The steamer Alert, on her second hi7
exploration expedition, got through ca
the straits all right and reached New
York Factory in safety. Pr
Poundm*ker is allowed to wear his of
hair in the Winnipeg penitentiary.
He is studying botany under the tui
tion of Mr. Alexander Fisher. fu
The records of the United States sa
court in Baltimore are in such a do- sa
cayed condition that they will soon
be worthless unless they are copied.
The new president of Vassar col- th
lege, Dr. Samuel W. Duncan, a Bap- cr
tist minister of Rochester, New York,
is wealth with great business capacity. ,i:
Earl Dudley, who is the guest of
the Emperor Dom Pedro of Brazil, H
will go to Canada this month and
spend six weeks in the Rockies hunt- aa
ing. pc
The supreme council of the order m
of Chosen Friends in New York last in
week elected officers, H. H. Morse of
New York, being chosen supreme ra
The Utica, N. Y., steam cotton mills
and the Mohawk Valley mills, em- h
ploying about one thousand hands,
have resumed work. The have been H
idle for a month.
Zeun Zuarez, the Spanish consul tb(
general at New York, officially de
nies the story that Limband Sanchez, ai
the Cuban insurgent, had gained a le
battle over the Spanish troops. N
Speaking of the death penalty, the in
Toronto Mail says: "The experience 01
of Minnesota is worthy of the atten- w
tion of those who hold that the death a
penalty should be abolished." fo
The convention of the National As- ie
- sociation of Stationary Engineers, at tt
St. Louis, adjourned last week, after
electing officers for the ensuing year, "E
ER. J. Kilpatrick being chosen presi- tc
dent. ti
Gov. Bullock thinks Judge Noah
Davis or some man of that stamp
should be nominated by the New York ki
Republicans, because, he said, "It is P
necessary to get the earnest support PI
I of the hallelujah people."
The annual camp meeting of the
New England conference of the Sev
) enth Day Adventists at Worchester,
L Mass., has seventy family tents be- q
I sides special large assembly tents.
Many clergymen from all parts of the
country are present.
A prominent treasury official, who q
; recently visited New York, says he
i had occasion to call upon Represen
tative Hewitt. He found the latter
. gentleman hard at work on a tariff qi
bill, which he says he will l4y before tl
congress at the earliest opp uy. jiu
Stanley Huntley's Extraordinary pei
Lack in a Poker Game at ca
Bismarck. on]
[New York Sun.]
One of the most famous games of
poker ever played in the northwest
was between the late Stanley Huntley
and Major A. W. Edwards, the editor
and proprietor of the the Fargo Ar
gus. Mr. Huntley had not been mak- pe
ing much money out of the Bismarck tal
Tribune, and when he was taken sick, is
- and was unable to attend to business Mi
1 for several months, his affairs became th1
so entangled that he determined to an
sell out his share in the paper. As th
- the Tribune was the only paper in sh
Bismarck at that time, and as there
f was a strong political ring in the ha
B county, he had hopes of disposing of
his property to the politicians, but, of
E fearing that he might fail to do so, he of
a dropped a line to Major Edwards, th
asking him to buy his paper. Major th
Edwards had made a fortune out of
s his own paper, and, as he was anxious li(
e to own more papers, he promptly re- m
y sponded to the letter by drawing to
r $2,000 from bank and taking the first di
train for Bismarck. When he reached d
a that city he found that the trade with d`
r the politicians was made, and Hunt- at
ley had come come out of his diffi
t culties with several hundred in cool
t cash. It was several hours before the
return train left, and, having nothing
, else to do, the Major suggested that G
e they play a game of poker at $5 ante.
r The Major's fame as a poker-player at
s was not confined alone to Fargo. He fa
was recognized throughout the Terri- do
d tory as the best player in the north
west, and when it became noised B
about town that he and Huntley were N
to play for large stakes, there was no s
saloon in the place large enough to
accommodate the crowd, and the at
*e game was moved to the town hall,
over the engine-house.
)f The game began at noon and con
3t tinued until two o'clock, with varying
success. At last there was a jack pot ri
> containing $200 on the table, and it 3
is was Major Edwards' deal. When Mr. m
Huntley picked up his hand he saw
that he held four queens and an ace. it
He was surprised. Cards had not W
A been running well enough to justify tc
such luck. Ho saw the Major throw
away one card and hold four. p
6, "How much do you open it for?" p
a asked the Major nonchalantly.
a, Huntley stopped a moment to think,
o1 and then replied calmly: a
it "I don't open it." d
"Well, I will," said the Major. s,
f "For how much ?' asked Huntley.
in "For $100," replied the Major.
"t, "All right," said Huntley, throwing t
away his four queens and keeping
id his ace, "I'll come in. Give me four "
rh cards."
With a glance of incredulity and P
pity the Major dealt them, and took t'
. one himself. ii
"I'll bet $100," replied the Major.
"Raise you $100," said Huntley. c
i- The Major scanned his hand care- is
fully, looked at his youthful adver- a
es sary keenly, and raised it back the v
°- same amount.
"Raise it $100 more," said Huntley. c
This sort of thing continued until r
there was $2,400 on the table, and the 1o
crowd was breathless with excitement. l
"I'll raise you $500," said the Major,
"if you will trust me." t.
"Rather have the cash," said Mr. V
Huntley. t.
"Will you take this ring for that ,
amount?" returned the Major, as he r
pointed to a magnificent solitaire dia- i
mond he wore, which cost him $1,000
in Chicago.
"Yes," said Huntley, as he saw the
"Then I call," said the Major. C
Huntley laid down his hand. He
had caught the other three aces. The
Major had only four kings, just as
Huntley had suspected. It cost Hunt
ley $500 to treat the crowd, and when
the Major left for Fargo it was on
borrowed money. r
The fame of this game spread
around the Territory, and when Hunt- I
ley returned from his trip into the
Northwest Territory after interview
ing Sitting Bull, he stopped at Fargo
on his way east and gave Major Ed- t
wards back his ring. After dinner, t
as Huntley was about to take the train t
for New York, the Major, accompan- I
ied by several of his friends, went to
the station to see him off.
"By the way, Stanley," said he,
"since you left Bismarck they have
told some pretty rough stories about I
that game of poker we played."
"What are they?"
"They say that I dealt myself four
kings from a cold deck. Now, I want
you to tell these gentlemen that I
played a fair, square game."
"The Major is right," said Huntley;
"be played an honest game." t
"Thanks, Stanley," returned the
Major. "Now, I want to ask you one
"All right"
"I want to know how in the devil
you ever came to discard those four
queens I dealt you?" }
'i'll answer that, Major," said a
Huntley, with a grim smile, "if you
will tell me how you know I had four
queens."- 1
[MtR. untsey,:nw deea~ 4 of t
ofth tha~.e4 : aako the
i. brightest humorous writers on the
continent. His "Spoopendyke" pa
y pers were very popular among all
classes. His death, which occurred
only recently, was deeply regretted.- re
.En ___ to
Somebody has unearthed an old th
y prophecy for the year 188a, of a de- in
cided uncomfortable nature. It ap- In
pears that in the church of Obere- to
ment, near Germany, there is a stone
k tablet some centuries old, on which
k' is cut the prophetic verse: "When jo
ss Mark shall bring us Easter, and An- th
to thony shall sing praises at Pentecost, b3
and John shall swing the censer at er
Ls the feast of Corpus Domini, then g,
in shall the whole earth resound with of
weeping and wailings." Now, it so sc
of happens that next year Easter falls in
on St. Mary's day, Pentecost on that or
it, of St. Anthony of Padua, and the of
he Corpus Domini comes on St. John at
is' the Baptist's day, June 24. Here, fe
or then, are the first conditions of the w
us prophecy full-filled, so that non-be- ti,
us lievers in prophecies and anxious
e- minded persons generally have only di
ig to sit down and think of everything
st disagreeable that can possibly hap
ed pen to this poor old planet and the t
th dwellers thereon between January cc
it and December, 1886. b
he -- w
ag Martin Ewing, colored, of Dalton, o.
tat Ga., is 120 years old. f(
te. Oil has been struck at Zaliski, Ohio, a.
rer at a depth of 2,113 feet from the sur- o'
3e face, boring through a cave 200 feet n
ri- deep. 0
Even the statue of William Cullen s
I Bryant is needing'money badly. The I
New York committee are begging for e
subscriptions of $250 each.
No horse or carriage is maintained t
at the government's expense by any u
interior department official, except
the commissioner of pensions.
r A French syndicate are opening up
t rich copper and silver mining proper- 1]
t ty, purchased for $1,000,000 a few t.
months ago in Lower California. f
Joseph Germain has been arrested a
in Montreal for running a crooked s
t whisky mill and telling farmers how
to make $4.60 whisky for 80 cents.
Lieut. Wissman, the German ex
plorer, has found a region on the up
per Congo fertile and healthy, and
with a climate like that of Alabama. t
The drilling on the great gas well t
at Mayville, N. Y., was completed at a
depth of 1,989 feet. The well's pres
sure was found to gauge 300 barrels. E
Charles Emory Smith, editor of the
Philadelphia Press, is anxious to go
to congress and the political mana
gers are going to let him try his hand.
Advices received from the sugar- I
d producing parishes of Louisiana are
k to the effect that the cane crop prom
ises a larger yield than that of 1884.
A Pittsburg dispatch says that ex
cept in eight pits, the strike of miners
is general in the first three pools. The
men in the fourth pool are still at
,e work.
A toadstool fifty-five inches in cir
F. cumference and weighing seventeen
il pounds was found recently in Rut
.e land, Vt. It will nearly fill a bushel
t. basket.
r, Mrs. Nathaniel S. Northrup, an es
timable lady, forty-six years of age,
r. whose husband is division master of
the Pawtnxet Valley branch of the
it New York, Providence & Boston rail
e road, was frightened to death in Nat
ick by a party of boys.
0 Capt. Hall, of the United States
secret service, says that the story of
10 the discovery at a point on the Illi
nois shore, opposite Clarksville, Mo.,
of $100,000 in $5, $10 and $20 coun
`e terfeit bills, on the Traders' National
1e Bank, Chicago, is untrue.
t- The New York Commercial Bulle
n tin estimates the fire losses in the
ý United States and Canada during the
month of August at $5,500,000. This
is a decided improvement upon for
t- mer records, the average aggregate of
t fire loss in August for ten years past
v- being $7,000,000.
>o Mary Miller killed her child by
I- throwing it under a railway locomo
r, tive at Buffalo, New York. She then
in tried to commit suicide by throwing
a- herself under the train. Her arm
to was crushed badly. She will recover.
John W. Porter, editor of the Ports
e, mouth (Va.) Enterprise, assaulted J.
re D. Brady of Petersburg in Norfolk
it last week. They were separated. The
i 'ouble grew outof a published attack
and counter attacks.
ir Work is in progress on the Chig
necto ship canal, seven miles long,
connecting the waters of the Gulf of
St. Lawrence with those of the Bay
of Fundy. The cut will save vessels
the long thip round the peninsular of
e0 Nova Scotia.
10. Grifiith Westbrook, a young law
student in Kingston, N. Y., ran away
'Iand took his mother's bank book and
adrew some money before leaving. It
is supposed he went to New York with
La a comely young Irish girl named
ru Mary Hyland.
g. Three boys,, aged about ten years,
were shot, last week by William Kim
,y ball, a farmer near Dayton, Ohio,
A wealthy resident on the Crow
reservation, one who is in a position
to know the numerical strength of
the tribe, says the Crows do not num
ber above 2,500 persons. We believe
that for ration purposes they number
in the neighborhood of 3,300. There
is a chance for the commissioner of
Indian affairs through a new agent
- to get in his work.--Enterprise.
r The waterways convention has ad
1 journed. It will remain to be seen
- the good which can be accomplished
, by this action of the great northwest
t ern states and territories. The dele
1 gates from the states were. sonumer
1 ous that talk on the Missouri, Minne
a sota, Iowa and Michigan riverspame
s in for a large share of the discussion
t on river improvement. The Missouri,
e of course, came in for a share of talk
a and if this meeting will have any ef
ý, feet on congress, the upper Missouri
e will probably come in for some por
tion of any appropriation.-Press.
Under instructions from the war
departm n Mr. Sherwood, of the
Bismarck signal office, is now issuing
e ti-daily bulletins for the benefit of
y commerce and agriculture. These
bulletins give the condition of the
barometer, changes in the tempera
ture, the direction and velocity of the
wind, rainfall and general condition
1, of the weather at Bismarck, Fort Bu
ford, Fort Assinnaboine, Fort Custer
, and Helena, three times daily, the
r- observations being taken at the same
At moment of time at all stations. By
consulting these bulletins every per
a son may become a weather prophet
.e Farmers are especially benefitted be
)r cause, by these reports, it is possible
to anticipate almost to a certainty
the state of the weather for the coming
d twenty-four hours.-Bismarck Trib
7 une.
The grazing of cattle for the pro
p duction of beef is a principal industry
r- in Montana, and it is a noticable fact
w that no regard is had to blood. While
from a proper selection of blood the
animals might be brought to the
& shambles much earlier, inasmuch as
w they do not feed for fattening pur
poses through the winter, and little
expense attending ] their keeping.
x They make no effort to bring them
P into market before they are about 4
Ad years old. This will probably con
tinue until the territory becomes so
11 thickly settled as to prevent the rang
a ing of cattle, when a change will be
s made to adapt the case to the tien
Es. existing condition. - Germantown
e Telegraph.
o [While the above is true to some
a- extent regarding this industry a few
d. years ago, but at the 'resent time
it differs materially. there are but
ur- few scrub bulls on Montana ranges,
re and they are rapidly being replaced
n by blooded and thoroughbreds.-ED.]
The authorities of British Colum
bia have succeeded in throwing a new
obstacle in the way of the United
States regarding the preventing of
smuggling Chinaman into this coun
try. If these undesirable individuals
now succeed in getting a foothold on
American soil, we shall be permitted
to send them back only on payment
of $50 a head. This would make it
rather expensive.-Pioneer Press.
There is a fortune for Montana in
supplying her own markets with but
ter, cheese, poultry and eggs. There
would be another fortune if we could
supply our own pork, bacon and lard.
And still another fortune if we could
manufacture our own wool and tan
our own hides.-Herald.
The result of the Crow raid at Pop
lar Creek will be mighty gratifying to
stockmen on the north side of the
Yellowstone. The Sioux will hardly
venture off their reservation this fall
on horse stealing raids or cattle kill
ing expedition, for fear of falling in
with a party of Crows. The Crows
have unconsciously accomplished
what the agent would have experienc
ed great difficulty in doing, viz:
Kept the Sioux on their reservation.
And all points in
Minnesota, Dakota, Montana.
Idaho, Washington Territory,
British Comiluia, Paget S4li al( Malal
Express Trains doUy, to whi." ass attached
And Elegant Dining tars
No Change of Cars Between
The onlyaH raft line to the
Yellowstone Park.
For furthe einformatioa address
CHA8. 8. FEE,
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