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P~tli:lt ETEri SailEdaIyat Great Falls, M.T
thorized agent of the TRIBSNE to sO
licit subscription, job work and ad
vertising. All contracts made by
him will be faithfully carried out by
this office.
For the benefit of our Eastern
readers we would state that accorg'
ing to the report of our Governor,
Montana has a population of 100,000
to 110,000. Last year, the mineral
product of the Territory was $20,250,
000, and the value of beef and wool
exported, amounted to $6,000,000.
There were 900,000 cattle, 1,200,000
sheep, and 120,000 horses subsisting
throughout the year upon our ranges.
That part of the territory where most
of this live stock ranges, seven years
ago was covered with buffalo and
was the hunting ground of numer
ous tribes of Indians. It also em
braces a vast amount of the richest
wheat land in the north-west.
The New York correspondent of
the Cincinnati Enquirer. interviewed
Governer Hauser on the subject of
Montana, lately, and the governor re
plied as follows: It was never more
prosperous in all the time I have
been there. We have more -dividend
paying mines than any other territory
in the country. The growth is mar
velous!" ."You will soon be knock
ing at the doors of congress for ad
mission as a state?" . "That is what
it looks like. I presume we could
get through this winter if we should
tie up with Dakota. That territory
is republican and ours is democraiic.
If the two were presented together
they might go through. I don't see
how Dakota can be refused in any
Mr. Chauncy M. Depew says of Mr.
Vanderbilt: "He was always a very
hard worker, and his large frame and
his immense physique were the results {
of the work he did on his farm on h
Staten Island. When he was twenty
one his father gave him the farm and
made him earn his own living on it.
He did so until he was forty-three.
He used to get up at four o'clock,
every day, and he has told me that he
has often come to the city and was
back on his farm ploughing by seven o
o'clock. When he went to the New '
York Central at the age of forty-three
he knew nothing about railroads, and I
had to work very hard. He was the
simplest of eaters and never drank
anything except an occasional glass
of claret, nor did he ever use tobacco. t
He was intensly fond of a horse, and I
was one of the best drivers that ever I
lived. He became by study one of
the best judges of pictures in this
country, as is testified by his gallery
which undoubtedly contains the best t
collection of modern paintings in the I
world." t
Speaking of the recent collission on
the Northern Pacific, a correspondent
of the Walla Walla Statesman says:
"Unlucky Point, where the collission
occurred, has long been regarded by
the train men on the Rocky Mountain
division as an unlucky place. Even
before the railroad was built--away
back in the early staging days--the
stage and freight teams used to meet
with accidents at that place. The first
day the track was laid around the
point a man by the name of Sweeney
had his head cut off slick and clean
by being run over by the cars. When
the work was being blasted Osborne,
conductor of the work train was also
A peculiar accident is recorded as
happening to a passenger train on
the Oregon & California railroad in
Oregon, last week. It ran into a tun
nel this side of Delta. but found its
exit at the fartherend completely bar
red by land slide. Backing up to
extricate itself from the unpleasant
predicament, a land slide was found
to have as completely blockaded the
entrance at this end after the train
went in. The train, with its load of
human beings, had to remain prson
ers for the night, until a train hand
succeeded in crawling out and going
for help in the morning.
Says the Alts: Affairs in Salt
Lake have settled down to a square
race between religious and irreligious
lewdness. The local Mormon courts
are after too gay Gentiles and the
federal courts are dishing out justice
to the too married Mormons. We
notice, however, the substantial dif
ference that when an adulterous
Gentile gets in jail his friends do not
give him a picnic and soothe his
slumbers with a brass band.
Maryland is to have a new county
made out of pieces of Prince George's,
Anne Arundel, Howard and Moi
Diptheria is spreading in New
York, and it is frightfully malignant.
[From our Regular Correspondent.]
WASHINGTON,Dec. 12, 1885.
The Forty-Ninth Congress is now
five days old. Its opening scenes
were repetions of those at other open
ings for years past. Eager crowds
rushed to the Capitol, undetermined
whether to lend their presence to the
Senate or the House of IRepresent
atives. There were many handshak
ings among the old Members, and as
usual, the new ones were conspicuous
for their self-conscious attempts to
appear statesmanlike and at ease.
The session began with 320 Repre
sentatives present and 61 Senators.
This is considered excellent attend
ance for the first day. Speaker
Carlisle took his seat as presiding
officer at one end of the Capitol, and
Senator Sherman at the other.
In the Senate, the sombre drapery
around the Chamber, in memory of
Vice-President Hendricks, contrasted
markedly with the gay floral gifts
which covered the desks of many
Senators, and the vari-colored costum
es in the galleries.
The first day was taken up by the
House in organizing, swearing in the
Members, and drawing seats. As c<
usual at the lottery of seats, the i
Members retired behind the circle of a
desks and waited impatiently. like 'so c
many school boys, while a blindfolded
page drew from a box the numbered tl
marbles which corresponded to the o
numbers attached to their names. ri
The second day's session was de- i
voted principally to the reading of
the President's message in both the n
Senate and the House. It occupied 0
one hour and forty minutes. It was C
a mnch longer document than was a
expected. Senators listened attentive- tl
ly to the message, and the President's o
course in devoting more than one P
fifth of it to the review of the silver 9
question was commented upon. The
absence of any recommendation re
specting the internal revenue was
criticised. Approval of the Mexican
comnnercial treaty was received with d
surprise. The absence of any argu- al
ment for subsidies was a disappoint- al
ment in the lobby. The Indian policy A
was approved by these interested in tc
the civilization of the red man. pl
The President's treatment of the be
Mormon question met with almost pi
unanimous approval. It created of
some stir among the representatives ti
of the Mormon church in this city. Si
As soon as that part of the message th
was read, Delegate Caine of Utah, pi
Sran out into the lobby and held a F
hurried consultation with the man m
who is understood here to be the ce
Mormon lobby agent. Then Mr. si:
Caine hastily prepared a dispatch to th
the Mayor of Salt Lake City, telling so
him that the President was inflexible w,
in support of the anti-polygamy laws. or
During the reading of the message th
in the House, scarcely a Member left T
his seat for the first hour, but when ti
the reading went into the second st
hour, seats began to be vacated on ar
the Republican side of the Hall. to
Comments upon the message were m
varied and characteristic. When fu
Mr. Randall was asked how he liked or
it, he replied "Very much. Very vi
much." Representative Long of G
Massachusetts, said: "Of course Ilike m
it, it's long." The Republican MIem- th
ber~ generally said; "It is sound al:
and clear on Silver and Civil Service, wi
but on the Tariff, vague and unsatis- or
factory." On the whole it may be d
said that there is nothing in the docu- in
ment to precipitate a conflict among wa
the Democrats in opposition to the
The Congress which began this
week has an opporturity to make for
itself a great name. How far it will
improve its chances can be told better I
when it adjourns next summer. <
Weighty subjects call for settlement. 1
Beside those questions alluded to l
above in connection with the message i
may be mentioned the protection of I
the public domain, foreign immi
gration, the succession to the Presi- I
dency, railroad legislation, the treat- h
Ziient of the private claimant, ai
national bankrupt law, strengthening 1
the Navy, and a dozen other import
ant matters. The Senate has already t
set several of these measures in t
motion. The House also has received I
a flood of bills, old and new, but no
real work must be expected of that I
body until it can revise its working 1
rules. This may consume all the i
time prior to the Holiday vacation. t
John Danskin, who has just re- s
turned fron a trip as far east as ]
Omaha, brings word that the North- t
western railroad building west, will 1
be completed to the Malheur country, c
Ore, inside of the next two years, says I
the Boise (Idaho) Statesman. He
says that work on the line is still r
being pushed forward and that the t
company expects to run their cars
into Fort Fetterman by the first of
June next year. Mr. Danskin says
that it is the talk among stockmen
through Nebraska and Wyoming, C
who are interested in railroad build- t
ing, that it is the intention of the c
Northwestern company to tap the C
stock country north of the Union i
Pacific, now withoutrailroad facilities,
A Fine Selection of Choice
Jewelry, APPLES, Pears, Etc
A Christmas Present for Everybody!
Call and Examine Goods and Prices at
Beachley Brothers & Hickory,
coming west so as to reach the stock
interests of Powder river, Wind river
and Big Horn river countries, and
crossing the Snake river above Eagle
Rock, in Idaho, and from thence west
through the Wood river country and
over Camas prairie and down Boise
river to Boise City; thence west cross
ing the Snake river again into the
Malheur country and over the Cascade
mountains to Yaquina bay, the
objective point on the Pacific coast.
Of course Mr. Danskin's statements
are based largely on hearsay, but
there is no doubt as to the correctness
of the fact that the Northwestern is
pushing west to the coast and the only
question is as to the route.
The Salt Lake Tribune of recent
date, in regard to the situation of
affairs, editorially says: The best
answer is a brief statement of facts.
As the Edmunds law has been execu
ted, the rage and hate of the Mormon
people have increased. The fury has
been daily intensifiel by the Mormon
press, which has pictured the Federal
officers as the scum of the earth and
the execution of the law a persecution
Since the affair of July 4th, open
threats of the Mormon press and
preachers, assaults on the houses of
Federal officers, beating of deputy
marshals, were but steps leading to a
certain point. The attempted assas
sination of Marshal Collin brought
the climax, which threatened violence
so imminent that many believed it
would come. The Deseret News cried
out asking how much longer befcre
the people would be aroused to fury.
Two days later the Herald declared
that the publihc mind, wrought up to
such a pitch, would be dangerous in
any other community, and proceeded
to describe the deputy marshal as a
murderer, and as far as possible
further inflamed the populace. The
outside Mormon press was quite as
violent. In such an emergency,
Governor Murray, backed by a great
many citizens, stated to the President
the facts; also that the Federal offici
als and non-Mormons were utterly
without protection in the face of an
organized host. He asked that or
ders be given General McCook to
insure tranquility. What was done
was mere prudence.
Representative Paysen, of Illinois
says the settlers out west are need
lessly alarmed on. account of the
decision of the Supreme Court, and
that technically the titles of railroad
land which have been sold by the rail
road companies to the settlers, but
have not yet been patented, still rest
in the United States. The decision
has been construed to mean that the
settlers who have so purchased have
no valid title to their lands and may
be deprived of them at any time.
This is not the case. The title that
the government holds to lands by
this decision is that the lands are to
be held to secure the cost of the sur
vey and may be acquired at any time
by the settlers by paying for the sur
vey of their lands. The railroad com
panies will then have to make good
the cost to them. The Court sug
gested that that the bill might be
passed by Congress, forfeiting the
lanas not patented within a time
stated after the passage of the act.
Paysen is going to introduce a bill in
the House which was offered by him
last year and passed, but failed in the
Senate through amendments. This
provides for the forfeiture of lands
upon which the cost of the survey has
not been paid within sixty days after
the holders have received notice.
The assistant attorney general has
deliv'red the following opinion, of in
terest to claimants .r Indian depre
dations: "In order to. entitle any
claim for Indian depredations to be
investigated in persuance to the pro
visions of the act 94 March 3, 1885
k such claim must either have originat
,r ed since the revised statutes repeal
d ing the three years limitation act of
Le 1831, went into operation, or else, if
it t originated before that time it
d must have been presented within
;e three years after the commission of
;- the injury which constitutes the basis
e of said claim." There are about four
e thousand of these claims, represent
0 ing about 10,000,000.
t.-- -o.
The non-polygamous Mormons are
it increasng very rapidly in Now Eng
is Buffalo is preparing an 1,800 tob
y oggan slide, to he lighted by electricity -
South Carolina negroes are emi
grating to Arkansas because of the
poor crops and high rents.
Judge Chenowith, of the treasury
it department, has an ambition to be
f come governor of Texas.
The physicians of Wilkesbarre, Pa.,
have formed a blacklist of patients
who do not pay their bills.
n The position of minister resident at -
s Sian, worth $5000, goes a-begging.
i The climate i; very unhealthy.
There will be a great Liberal de
monsiration against Sir John Mac
donald at Crystal City, MIanitoba, to
f Chauncey Depew says that Vander
bilt left nearly $300,000,000, instead
- of $200,000,000, as generally stated.
A. C. (Gordon, editor of the New
SBrunswick (N. J.) Times, is to be
appointed United States miarshal of
t that district.
Chevalier Antoine Kontski, for
I many years pianist to Kaiser Wilhelm,
is playing to select New York
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Special attention given to land surveying and
irrigating canals.
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Civil Engineers & Dell, U. S.
Mineral & Lanni Surveyors,
Irrigating ditches and ranch surveys a specialtg.
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Main Street, Helena
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Reopened September 1, 1555
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Shop in building formerly occupi
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Great Falls, Mont.
Dan Nettekoven,
He has the Latest and most improved machinery
that is used in the Waltham American
Watch Factory, for making every
piece belonging to a watch
Herman Wildekopf,
Sign and
Kalsomining and Frescoing
Interior Decorating and Paper-Hang
ing done to order.
Great Falls, - - Mont
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The undersigned offers for sale, or
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)One Spann of Good Mles.
For further information apply to
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Contractors and Builders.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
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General News Dealersiand Station ers
CalilEe ts,[HNt ouacl oEcigars an Smokers:' Articles.
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Great Falls Blacksmith Shop,
I am prepared to do any class of work in my line, and in a most thorough &
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Livery. Druft and Mule Shoeing.
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