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Have recently added to their stlek a large con.signiment of goods suitable for c the IIoliday trade, consisting of Diamonds, atches, locks&, Jev y, S.eta l[ t, Etc., Great Falls and Sun River trade solicited, and Mail Orders describing the article wanted, together with the price you are willing to pay, will receive prompt attention from reliable parties. RIepairing a .peialty. Hale's Block, Main St., Helena. And Dea!cr in VWatches, Clocks, Jew drv, Etc., IIA .BRA L 1Y, "*e WCatch ('leaning. $1.51 i eplacinrg pins in Broachr and Breast Pins, 10 .tr l Main Spring, $i. . itr work t prop riinat 'ly low priesP. Or Warranted I Year (der. y mail from Grat Falls aid San tiver and Watch Crystals, lces i vicinities solicited- Act for Luminous Door Plates 13 Main St., Helena. I3. GRAND UNION HOTEL, Ft. Benton, Montana. STRICTLY FIRST CLASS HOTEL. Government Telegraph Office in Hotel. Special Rates to Families and Others by the Week or Month. FURNISHED ROOMS To Rent, With or Without Board. HUNSBERGER & CO., ECLIPSE Grreat Falls, M.onltan&a. dos. Hamilton, - - Proprietor Corral and Best of Accommodations for Feed Animals. Broken and Unbroken Horses For Sale. GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE $3200 a 3"Yea~r OL, 1, GREAT FALLSMONTANATERRITORYSATURDAYDEEMBER 12, 885, N, I VOL1 1. GREAT FALLS, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, I885. NO. 31 A DUIDE IN THE PLACER MINES. FOR TSE TRIBUNE. I had been in the West for a num ber of years, and had mingled with all sorts of men in my travels in the Montana gold fields. At the time of which I write the gold excitement had subsided somewhat. The camp in which I was located, was a good one. In the first place, rich diggings had been discovered, and, after a few months work, still richer placers had been located. Everyone was pros perous. Gold dust was plentiful and was of course spent with a reckless ness only to be seen in the flash days of a gold field. I ran a hotel in the camp. If there is any business on earth in which a man is likely to meet all kinds of peo ple, it is that one. One day while everyone was at dinner, the stage drove up, and among the passengers that entered the dining room was an individual who attracted much atten tion. He was no other than what is now termed a dude-we called such things swells and snipes, then. He marched into the room with the air of a lord and took a seat at the upper end of the table. Being a stranger and a real out and out curiosity to all present, he was subjected to their searching gaze. His visit among us was exceedingly brief, he only remain ing two days. I will briefly recount his brief career for the benefit of all dudes who think they are fit to go West and grow up with the country. So here goes: "Waitah, I say waitab, come heah!" Presently the waiter, a big, red head ed, good natured son of Erin, put in an appearance. "Waitah, what is the bill of fare?" "Biled thripe and injuns, antelope sthake, praitie soup and dough-gods, pot poy an'--" "Good Heavens waitah! what was you aw said; boiled tripe and Indi anal You do not aw eat aw Indians, do youn? I am suah twipe is bad enough, aw !" "Sthranger where does yez come from.?" asked the waiter. The only respones was a dignified stare from milord. During this dialogue there was much speculation at the opposite end of the table about the snipe. Whisky Bill suggested the propriety of "hav ing lots of fun with the one-eyed, spi der-legged whelp." One-Eyed Dick said "that air snipe thinks he's party slick. If he stays around these 'ere parts long, he'll l'arn a thing or two that he can't find in the books." "Oh, let the poor cuss alone," said a more respectable member of the communi ty. "Its none of your business," re torted the others. After dinner a lot of the men ad- m journed to the bar-room; some drank and smoked, while other overcome by t the fascinating excitement of the green-cloth, were soon absorbed in a s game of cards. Presently in walked the dude, sporting a big diamond in s his shirt front and a cigarette be tween his fingers. Taking a seat a near a window and sucking away at his cigarette quite complacently, he s was startled by a big, burly fellow " coming up to him and saying: "Wall, pard where do yer come from ?" "I aw come from Bosting, my deah v fellah; wheah do you come from, and what aw may be your name?" a "Stranger, my name is Cavorting Jack; I come from Arizony; I'm the S1 boss of the mountains. You behold g in me (striking his brawny, half-ex posed chest) the champion committee c of one for the extermination of snipes a an' card shards. Young man come up with me an' take a swig of fire water and let us be joyful." "Aw, well, Mr. Jack, you are so aw kind, don't you know to take so much e interwest in me aw, a total stwanger € you know. Of course I shall aw be 1 only too glad to imbwibe a little of I the aw ambwosial with you." Up they came to the bar. The swell was used to nothing stronger s than sweet cider and lemonade, but he took the "lightning" because he wanted to be be as big as any of them. I After the drink, Cavorting Jack had little trouble in persuading him 1 to take a hand in a friendly game of f cards. "Of course, my boy," he said, "I would not advise yer to gamble, I never gambles myself, an' I don't like to see the rising gineration goin' in fer such ungodly disserpation; but yer know we may jist as well have a little bet to make the game interest ing. Say we put up $5 a piece on ther game; that aint much." The dude was secretly appalled at such reckless risks, but he made up his mind to be one of the boys, so he acceded to what was asked of him. He knew little or nothino about cards and lost the first game. He then took another drink with his new friend and played three games in succession, and won everyone of them. The drinks were befuddling his brain, but being excited by this time, he wanted to play some more. The "committee of one for ther' extermination of card sharks" was nothing loth, so they kept it until nearly supper time, the dude winning about one game in five. By this time he could play no more. He managed to got to his bed some how and went to sleep. After a time he awoke feeling dead ly sick. Cavorting Jack had follow ed him to his resting place and stow himself away in a corner. He took the whole thing in and related it af terwards to his friends. The swell sat on the edge of his bunk [moaning and holding his head, and murmur ing, "aw, weDally, I aw wish I was dead; I feel suah I shall die. Why did I evah come to this aw confounded, pesky place whah they aw eat boiled twipe and Indians-Oh! my poah head! The words of,the poet aw do naturally apply to these dwead ful fellahs yw: Whose daring wevels shocks the sight, When wice and infamy combine aw, When dwunkness and dice invite, As every sense is steeped in wine a-aw !" In a short time he became quieter, and turned his attention to his pocket book. He counted and recounted his pile and found he was $150 short. "That large man with the wart on his aw nose who aw calls himself aw-oh! how sick I-am; my tendah stomach aw webels awainst whisky, just as much as it does against boiled Indian; I am suah to sorwow that I have been in toxicated." It is needless to toll any more. He went out after awhile looking rather limp. We saw no more of him until the next morning, when he came into the diining room as trim as usual. He could not heold scratching hist back during the time he was eating his breakfast. The miners noticed it of course, and conunenced to laugh. One of them said to him: "Wall, pard, you've got a family this morning." "Aw, now weally, whuat do you mean sir?" "Why, you darned fol, I mean yer have grey backs !" "Sir, I will not aw wemnain hoah to be insulted by aw such as you, a man who will abide in a place aw wheah they eat boiled twipe and Indians." After scoring, as he thought, such a brilliant victory, the dude quitted the table, and strolled into the bar room where he fortified himself with a cigarette. There were a few loungers in the room, and aching for a little excite ment, they tackled the swell. The master of ceremonies said to him: "Say, iMr. Spyglass, will yer favor the gentlemen present with a song?" "Aw, now don't you know, I nevah sang a song in-my life." "Wall, thats no reason why you should'nt sing one now." So saying, the speaker whipped out a revolver, and said: "Now toot! Give us something sintemental-a sweet an' milodious song." The swell was in a fix, but had sense enough to make the best of the situation, and sang in a tremulous voice, "The Last Rose of Summer." Afterward they made him take a drink and then dance for their amusement. At last that kind of sport became too stale, and they inveigled him into a game of cards. He lost heavily. That night during a little friendly chat with me, he said he had lost about $200 since breakfast. "And my deah fellah," said he, "wot a wile, unpwincipled lot they are to aw take a fellah's money that way, when aw they aw can get money so easily by just digging it out of the gwound. I am suah that this is no place for me, you know. I aw am positwively disgusted with it, and aw I shall stwart for home tomorrow. Those horrid wermin aw make a sen sation down my bwack like aw a stweam of icy watah." The next morning came and with it the discovery that his big diamond pin and pocket book was gone. There was weeping and wailing, and gnash ing of teeth, so to speak, but he was comforted by finding enough loose cash in his pocket to take him home. He left on the coach that morning. I iremember it well. It was a bright, balmy day, and not a cloud was to be seen. His last words as the driver cracked his whip were: "Good by, now and forevah to this land of gold and fweedom, wheah Cavorting Jacks and committee of one aw for the extwermination 0of sni-aw I should say gentwelmen and aw card sharks are as aboundwant s and aw as bloomwing as the flowers in May, aw. Dwiv&r pway make your s bwest time aw out of this horwid, k dweadful hole, aw. G ILGnT DaBoIcL CfEUR D'ALENE PLIACERS. At no time within two years, says the Coer.; d'Alene (Idaho) Record, excepting about three months of winter, has there been, probably, less than one thousand men prospecting in the various districts comp)rising the Coeur d'Alene mines, and it is bossible that the hlimit of the placer district can now be defined, and the gold producing creeks named. First in size and value is Pritchard creek, which is known to contain gold in paying quantitics, for eight miles of its length. Dream, Missou!la. Dry Nugget, Buckskin, Alder, Gold Run, Conger, Wasp and Reeder Galches and Butte Creek, all tributaries of Pritchard, add about seven miles of good paying ground to the list. Along the mountain ridge in which the tributaries heap, lies a large deposit of old wash. This has been opened in several places, and many rich spots found, but owing to its great depth and extent, it will be many years before the wealth it con tains can be gathered by man. Lying between Dream and Daisy gulches, the latter being a fork of Eagle, is a tract of old wash a thousand miles in extent, which must be in its centre from four hundred to five hundred feet in depth. A shaft over one hun dred feet in depth was sunk on the rim, on the Daisy side, and pay found, but owing to bad air and the amount of water on the bedrock, the work was necessarily suspended. Four miles of the lower end of Eagle Creek, and two miles of one of its heads, are known to contain pay. This creek is supposed to contain gold in paying quantities for its entire length, for though its channel bed has never been reached, gold has been found upon its rim wherever touched. Daisy and Fancy gulches, forks of this stream, have about wages diggings, as has Lost Creek, which runs into the north fork of the Coeur d'Aleue. Across the divide to the southward are Trail Creek, which pays well for three miles, Potosi Gulch, which carries pay in the creek and on a bar running parallel with the stream, for a mile, and Placer and Prospect gulches with about a mile more of rich ground. There is also a paying, bar running almost the entire length of Trail Creek on the west side. Beaver Creek like Eagle, has not been prospected, but there can be no doubt that it will pay from Pony Gulch to its mouth. Pony, which has two miles of moderate pay, must have given some gold to the main stream, banks of old wash run parallel with it for miles, which, with the rich overflow from Trail must have depos ited enough of the precious metal in Beaver to pay for mining it. Outside of the Pritchard, Eagle and Beaver districts, all the placer mining is but an experiment. But our prospectors who are digging holes in every gulch, mountain and canyon for fifty miles around, may yet open up a new field for mining enterprise. ALASKA NEWS. Alaska news to November 20th, per steamer Idaho. is: News from Cas- b siar gold fields, say the Hill diggings struck on Dease creek pay $14 to the 0 pan of earth. The report of the government offi cor who visited the Granite creek mines is published and gives a glori- e ous account of the prospect of the mines there. He saw $400 taken out of a rocker in a single afternoon by 1 two men, and several claims are yield- e ing from $250 to $400 a day. t The steamship Idaho brought $70,- 1 000 in gold dust from Douglass is land. The working of the placer diggings in the Silver Bow Basin is enjoined by F. A. Fuller, who claims the basin t by virtue of an original location. Some miners paid $5,000 for their claims, and have not been able to work more than two weeks during the whole season on account of injunctions. t Judge Downe, who was removed by President Cleveland shortly after his appointment "for cause," has disap peared from Alaska. He left Sitka on the 2d of November in an Indian canoe, and is believed to be some where in British Columbia. As a i matter of fact he has been seen on Skeena river. It is said that he is wanted at Portland for an unsatisfied claim of $30,000. The North Pacific Trading and Packing company of Prince of 'Tales island have had a most successful sea son and have packed 8,000 cases of salmon and cut 300,000 feet of lumber. An Indian tradition prevails on Prince of Wales island that on Summer is land, forming one of a group, about 4,000 feet high, with almost perpen dicular sides, an extensivelake-bxistsi with shores and bottom of "glass rock," probably chrystalized quartz. The Indians state that a kind of fog overhangs the mountain about half way up, which, when reached, takes the hunter in its embrace and carries him away, never to be seen again. On this account Indians will not camp on the shores of the island or venture near it for fear of this atmospheric edition of the Catskills will carry them away. SHOOTING BEE. Word reaches us from Three Forks, says the Bozeman Chronicle, of a shooting "scrap," just across the river in Jefferson county, by two men well khown in this county. For sometime two ranchmen- neighbors, named VanCleve and Gibson, have been mortal enemies. Last week; on Fri day morning they met on the road, VanCleve armed with a shotgun loaded with heavy duck shot and Gibson a revolver, which he borrow ed from a friend near by. Gibson opened the battle by several quick, harmless shots from his revolver, and upon approaching within gun shot, VanCleve returned the fire by firing both barrels of his gun simultaneous ly, both shots entering Gibsons body. The wounded man was at once remov ed to a house close by. while Van Cleve went to Boulder City and gave himself up to the sheriff. CATTLE DISEASE. A special telegram says: Among the large cattle droves in northern California and southern Oregon black leg is reported to be raging with great violence. The death rate is very large. All efforts made to arrest the progress of the disease by veterinary surgeons thus far are unavailing. The disease is rapidly spreading, and much alarm is felt among large stock growers. TILE MAIL SERTI'F. A. D. Hazen, third assistant post master general, in Lhis annual report, says that the total postal revenue dur ing the year was $42,560,843, while the expenditures, actual and estimat ed, including compensation to the Pacific railroads for mail carriage, were $50,942,416, leaving the excess of estimated total cost of service over gross receipts $8,381,571. With re gard to two-cent postage, Mr. Hazen says that, taking into account the de pression in business,,the results of the reduction of the rate on domestic let ters are not such as to afford discour agement to the advocates of that measure. A BUFFALO CHIPPER. November 30th, the Tew York Sun says: Qgprge Bird Grinnell of this city has just returned from the west. In speaking of the depletion of big game, he said: "There are not more than 700 bison or buffalo left on the American continent. About 180 are in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, and the remainder are in the Panhandle of Texas. These are all that are left by hide hunters. Since my return home I have heard that twenty head of bison were killed in the Yellowstone Park by a party of English tourists. If this is true the slaughterers should be severely pun ished. The government should cer tainly do everything to protect the few survivors." THE ALASKA 0BOOM. It is clear that a boom for Alaska is being fixed up, says the Salt Lake Tribune. Whether it will be upon merit or whether the companies who own the idle steamships on the coast are engineering it, is not yet clear. A good many shrewd miners who have been there do not speak flatteringly of the country as a placer country and it is clear that placer mines, if found, could only be worked for a few months in the year. On the oth er hand, the monthly shipments of gold from the quartz mine of Senator Jones and others, indicate that Alaska may be the great quartz-gold-bearing land of the future. Humboldt locat ed the far north as the place where the great mother deposits of the prec ious metals would be found, and whether he merely guessed at the fact, or reasoned from scientific data, it does not matter, the thought has haunted a thousand minds, and it will furnish the deciding reason for many to go that way. if a boom shall really be started. Privately, we believe, a few good claims will be secured, but that of every hundred men that go there next year, ninety will return in the steerage next autumn. THE HORSE IARKET. Mr. P. H. Powers, of New York, whose arrival here to look at Mon tana horse farms with a view to open ing up a trade be.twcon their owners and the New 'York market was report ed some weeks sinico, returned from a trip to Butte last Saturday. Mr. Pow ers expresses himself as being highly pleased and surprised at the advance ment that has been made in the horse breeding industry in Montana, and believes that the Territory will soon t eclipse Kentucky as a producer of fine horses. Of the Belmont Park stock he speaks in high praise,. and it is understood that Mr. W. H. Ray mond intends shipping some forty or fifty head as a starter. The sales of the house which Mr. Powers repre sents-the American Horse Institute, owned by Peter C. Kellogg-average over one hundred and fifty thousand head per annum, and the most noted horsemen in the Union are numbered among its customers, while its sup I plies are drawn from all parts of the country. He speaks most encourag ingly outlook of the horse trade here and says that he sees no reason why it should not become one of our most I important businesses. Mr. Powere awill remain in Montana during the r winter, and will visit all the loading horse-growing establishments in the Territory before his return.-Madi e sonian. GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE. ADVER.TISLNG 'ITES1. " . ; . I i= . months 7. 5 10.115a.$ W. 5 5. S months 9. 10. 15. 30. 113. 1 Year...|1. 1.1 It1. 25. 5. 100. W1. Business notces in reading matter, 25 cents or line. Business notices 15 cents per line for first in rtion, and 10 cents per line for each suLsequent a.ortion of sanme natter. JOI.-TItNALISTIC RE!iL1 CTIO'S. Salt Lake Tlriboe: Thir news of the hanging of Ri>l hL:- to , carriedc four miles on hurs(back to a tele graphic station on the Canadian Pa cilic. From that station it was wired to Winnipeg The'e the mres-sage had to be carried byI a ,nei-senger tihre blocks to the office of the Great Northwestern Telegraph company, where it was put on the direct line to Chicago, at which city it was deliver ed just forty-three mihnutes after the drop fell at Regina, u00 miles west of Winnipeg. In one hour and a half after the hanging" 2,000 words giving a full description of Rieil's last hours and the execution was in every prin cipal Associated Press oilice in the United States and Canada. It was marvelously quick work cos'idering the obstacles in the w"-y. New York Mornin: Journal : T-o Canadian governmienit is not ipy. Having done a foolish and cruel thing it is haunted by a nameless dread. Orange has not always proved itself a fast color, and the fruit is perishaiae. Wars of the roses deluged England. Whiten orange flowers deck an execn tion there is likely to be e blood on the face of the moon. 7Iadisonian: The prospects of a quartz boom in Madison county b. come brighter and brighter. and any doubt as to the ability offthe mines to furnish first-class reduction works with ore in unlimited quantities is rapidly being dispelled. There is scarcely a lode being worked that does not show improvement as devel opment progresses, and the next year will demonstrate the fact that we have as good and as big quartz mines as any district in the Territory. Let the good work go on. A special from Montreal says: The best judges of the Indians, appear t> think there will be another rebellion in the Northwest in the spring. There is, too, some fear that the Half-breeds who went to Montana after the Riol rebellion,!may stir up sympathy there among the American Indians and Half-breeds, and the fact that the Canadian government is not recalling the two batteries of Canadian Regu lars that went to the Northwest in the spring, lends color to the rumor that the Cabinet is in possession of seer t information which lekds to the belief that the danger is not yet ovtr. It is thought that if the Indians rise egain they will confine their operatiojs t the south of the Canadian Pc I fic railway, as they will then be nearer the American border, and be in a country where there are plenty cf cattle. THE INDIANJA-l'OJ3LE-3. To abolish the tribal relations of the Indians, says the New York IIHr ald, give them lands in severalty, edu cate and civilize them and clothe them with rights, duties and responsibili ties of citizenship, as advocated by the committee that called on P'resi dent Cleveland, would be a happy so lution of the Indian problem if it were practicable to do it at once. But as the President very sensibly pointed out in his reply, there are seriou, dif ficulties to be considered, and while he is in sympathy with those who have the peace and welfare of the In dians at heart, he does not overlook the fact that a reform so radical can not be wrought in a day. The Indian policy of the government may be steadily improved, but the proposed millenium can be approached only by gradual processes or stages. TREES AND RAINFALL. l In the official report of the geolog ical survey of Wisconsin is an account of the determinations made by Dr. J. M. Anders, of the amount of water puimped from the earth by treos. He finds that the average exhalation from soft, thin-leaved plants in clear weath er amounts to about one and a quar t ter ounces troy per day of twelve hours, for every square foot of sur face. Hence a moderate sized elm raises and throws off seven and three quarters tons of water per day. In the report the facts are applied to what is going on in America, where certain inland fertile districts are be coming converted into deserts by wholesale clearings, and in other places, such as the plains of Colora do, where only five or six years of ir rigation and planting have already produced a measurable increase of rainfall. It is maintained that the deserts of Syra and Africa are the re Y sults of cutting down trees, and that original luxuriance may be restored Sby skillful replanting. ANGRY FLATiIEA S. Three Flathead Indians convicted at k the last term of the district court at -it Missonla were taken to the peuitten r- tiary at Deer Lodge last week A >r number of their tribe, under the im f pression that the criminals were to be hanged, made all haste to reach the - place, and camped in a meadow just ae above the penitentiary building. They d had so timed their march as to arrive d a little in advance of the sheriff and d the prisoners. The band numbered .- forty warriors. They were well arm Le ed, and their avowed purpose was to - prevent an execution if attempted. A .e good deal of uneasiness was felt y among the people of the town, for it at was impossible to foresee what the ro is suit might be should an attempt at a rescue be made. The Indians were g fnally convinced that their comrades e·reIe only to beiprtisoned, and soon i- after folded theirtena and stru-nk ot for thffe-reservation.·-I-nt~er-Mou~tid-nta