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VOL. 2, HREAT FALLS, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, JULY 24, 18868, NO 11 BAD BOSWELL THE BARBER. A Conglomerate Mass Which Cannot Help but Please Both the Wise and Unwise. A Mint of Information for the Ver dant Pilgrim and the Grizzled Old-Tinmer. Mr. Dickerman's Final Report. :al. from last report - - - $24.07 Paid 1W iiton & W\orrick addition :1 charge for carpenter-work $3.00 I'aid Jno. Bunker, services as Na.tclihman one lay and night 7.00 Paid Pat. Sweeney, services as watchman one day and night 7.00 17 .00 Bal. on hand - 7.07 Quit That. The Townsite company and all citizens of Great Falls are bound to prosecute vigorously, all those lawless )ersons who persist in firing ofi guns and pistols upon the townsite. Notices forbidding the practice have been conspicuously posted all about town. Fair warning has been given. If any impatient nim rods want to go hunting there is room enough and more palatable gamie outside the town. Wednesday morning two well known gentlemen had a very narrow estape from the shot of a gun, fired by some hair-brained hunter near the ferry landing. Let the lawless beware. The eye of the law is upon them. Appreciated. WVe are not in the habit of blowing our little trumpet from the lhouse-tops, but when a gentleman who is pronounced by all as the best journalistic authority in the W3est, who never flatters and don't need to say anythieg for policy's sake, speaks favorably of our paper, we feel like giving ourselves credit for it. Mr. E. V. Smalley speaks liusly in the Northwest Magazine: The Great Falls (Montana) Ttnri:.n deserves praise for its success in making up a very readable weekly paper, largely from oricinal matter. Its ess-ays, storit. :nd local sketches displayed a igood :eal of talent. Country papers are -) (ofln filled up in the main with clippings and puffs of advertisers that it is a pleasure to take up one that shows earnest editorial work and an effort at originality. Bad Boswell. Boswell the barber, who skipped out Friday night with numerous articles belonging to Doc Spurgin and others in Great Falls, was caught by Spurgin, at Sun River, on Saturday. lie disgorged his stolen property and the kind-hearted Doc allowed him to go on his way rejoicing. This man Boswell is the one who went broke hero after the psudo minstrel troup, with which he had been connected, disbanded. The boys had sympathy for hint and helped to start him in business. lie rewarded them by bor rowing, begging and stealing whatever he could get his hands on and then departed without the formalities commonly inci dent to such a step. lie owes most everybody in town. Boswell will stand a poor show if he ever turns up in this place again. IIe is "busted" now, bat is sure to att:.in di;reputable -success wher ever he vwandh1rs for that fellow never travels ,itiiout his banjo and a ten-hor-e power 'gal:." Millionaires Quarrel Over a Broncho. Stock detective Herd, of Helena, came down to Augusta a few days a:.e, and arre4ted Frederick Troutmi:n, a prominent stockman, at the instance of Lowry & Floweree. The latter clharged Mr. Troutman with having branded one of their mares with intent to steal the same. Mr. Troutman says that he branded the mare when a colt with his brand, and that nearly three years ago when he got his brand recorded, he found that an out fit with the same brand were branding on the same portion of the body, and there fore he changed the place of applying the brand. This caused the rebranding of the mare this year. He says Lowry & Floweree must have mistaken his brand for theirs in this instance. He also says the mare has always run with his stock, and he is able to prove that, and his own innocence. Not having time to attend to the case himself just now, and not caring to call his witnesses, who are his neighbors, away from their work at this season, he 'waived examination, gave bonds in $500, 7 and will iear before the grand jury at the fall tp of court. Mr. Timan is well known here, to be strictl onorable in every way. There I is probabisome mistake about the mat ter whiC can be adjusted before the case cor.,to trial. fe Montana Central. HELE MONT., July 21.--Col. Broad water, I*ident of the Montana Central, said yeprday that the survey of the Northel had been completed from Great Fs to the mouth of the Marias and thlprofiles forwarded to Ielena. Work iproceeding betweon Helena and Great Gls and on the Marysville andt Sand Cklee branches the same as before the restation veto. About 1,500 men: are at drk and not a mnan has ;tke1i dischard since the veto. Work will be p pushed. the border of tlhe reservationi as fastl, possible. The commission pro vided }treat with the Indians will re ceive - avorable answer and tihe rserva tion w certainly be opened or, at least, a chan given for railroads to cross.: Tlio;idge over the Mi"-:uri is to 'j( rig't cxo.ite Great F:ulls. The Fast Mail. IH xA, July 21.--toumencin,"' out lte st of August the Nourthen P:rif will put on an extra fast mail train between St. Paul anld FortLI,. No oflicial advice of this new depxure have been received, but it. prettwell understood that tihe first of next:onth will witness its inauguration. This(st train will be similar to the "lim ited :press" of the Eastern roads, and will .rry only first-class passengers and mail The present running time awill be shorned twenty-one hours, and the trip fr` t. Paul to Portland. a distance of 191 fles, will be ,made in about sixty hou:. This train will leave St. Paul abd 9 a. m. and arrive at Iielena abo(ut 2 a. . The present regular trains cast and est will suffer ino change in tim, (or schfule. A Big Cattle Company. A l,rporation under the name o1 f t'he co:rUern Montai:a (Cattle Co. a ,e fo-. d to st:cceed to the 1[ontana Cattle o0 F.-.1.. Hi:rrison is ireside-nt of the leotn t . T1hey, have a,,1,ut 25,000 hol of range cattle, ,S head (,f full blid Sirt Horns, S i'elled Angus. stock, on, stain, D)uke of York. and two half blcdl Clydesdales. The company makes itsteadquarters at their ranch across the riir, about three miles from Great Falls, wire they own a large trnact of land albg the beautiful, fertile vailey of the St river. Small Money Orders. .AsuIi,(T(ON, July 19.--instructions wi be issued from the postcv,.ice depart met in a few days to all postmasters in reard to money orders of less than $5. UIler an act which recently became a la, the fees for orders less than $5 are reaced from 8 to 5 cents. This will go in, effect the 20th inst. There is an an nully large increase in the money order bliness of the country. It is estimated tlt at least five hundred new money oser oflices will be established. Good Branding. superintendent HIarris, of the Benton & S Louis Cattle company, reports that ta branding is completed and that it has ten very satisfactory to every one con Irned, being far in advance of the landing last year. There were 600 es pays belonging to other ranges branded. River Press. The Helena & Red Mountain. HELENA, Mont., July 21.-The first tin load of rails for the Helena & Red fountain railroad will arrive in a day or ,vo, and tracklaying will probably begin ithin two weeks. Advertised Letters. Letters unclaimed at the Great Falls :;ostoffice are as follows: J H Ranry, John Okeson, 8 Roffard, D 6 Nichols, A Decker, C H Fetch, Daniel B Craig, J W DeCamp. -----*-------- Wanted. A well-to-do Montana rancher wants a :vife. Address B. W. H. care TRIBURE. For Sale. A quantity of bran and shorts for sale .t the Cataract mill in this place. tf Wanted. To buy a light, second-hand "dead ex" wagon, inquire at TRIBUNE office. "JEW JAKE" ACQUITTED Of Shooting Henry Smith at His Pre liminary Examination Last Saturday. The Testimony of all the Witnesses Show that the Deed was Done in Self-Defense. Smith (etting Along Nicely and Has an Even "Sow WithOrim Death in thl struggle. IIenry Smith, th.~ man who was shot 'v 'iJew Jake" last Thursday morning is e,'.,vcrnlig slowly but surely under the s.:ilful treatment of Dr. Fairfield. The Doctor has had a wide experience in such cases and will pull Smith through if anb?,dy u can. "Jew Jake" had his examination be fore Judge IIuv l:-t Saturday and upon the overwhl:cni::g testimony of witness. st, ith for the prosecution and defense, a ,al: i:i-ia!\ refquested to "go and sin no inr ." Su:ith's statement, taken upon .,,;t.h efore Jut'., iluy, is as follows: HI r s 2l.,ENT. S:: the per'on wounded by Jacob HIrtis un the ni:ht cfJ ly 14th, 1886. I h;:,i o quarrel with Jacob Harris, I had a iquarrel w:th another party. I was un hr the i:niluence cf liquor at that time. I don't re(inenmi.-rf doing anything to .':ke. I was :uarreling with a man I was playing pool wita. That is how it started. I believe they say I had a razor when I was shot. I don't know whether I had it or not. I don't remember mak ing any threats. I was standing on the porch of a siloon when shot. I was no where near Harris with a razor. He was about oeiZt feet away.- I don't remember abn,;:t . ig against anybaiby. I was hit a,- : rck iit about the time I was shot." Sn.itii snuhpined (eorge Farmer, J. W. I':nker and Mir. liealy who testified substantially the same as the witnesses for tiue defense. was ,:edled in his own defense and reiter atc-d tiue statement published in the last is-:e of the TI:i!f; i:. A... "t. MATHEWS. "Smith and I were playing a jgame of pool when a dispute arose re gardinug rules of the game which ended in a slight quarrel. Smith seemed de termined to force ime into a quarrel, and I iquit the game and sat down at the faro table. Saw Smith have razors in his lhtnds. Ile followed Jake (Jew Jake) and me out of Spurgin & Crowder's, and over to I)evine's and then back again to Spurgin's. I then started with Jake for his room to go to bed, at his instigation to avoid trouble with Smith. When on iour way. I looked back and saw we were stilltollowed by Smith. We stopped in order to allow him to go ahead of us, but he stopped also; we then proceeded to Pratt's where Jake rooms. I went to bed. Was not present when the shooeeting took place." ('IIARILES MANSFIELED. "Was present during the dispute between Smith and Mathews over a game of pool. Smith was very quarrelsome and abusive and seemed determined to pick a fight with Mathews, whom he abused and threatened." JAMES TYREN. "I closed the Exchange at 12 o'clock, and went up to Spurgin & Crowder's when I noticed Jake, Mathews and Smith :at the bar. Jake and Mathews went out and were followed by Smith. Heard Smith making threats to get even with Mathews, or if not with him, with his friend, (meaning Jake) and wanted to get a slash at one-eyed Riley. After Jake returned from putting Mathews to bed Smith kept circling around him. I saw that Smith had a razor or knife in each hand and I yelled "razors," and went out in the street to find a brick. Heard Jake tell him a number of times to "drop them razors or he would shoot." Smith made no answer, but did not drop the razors, and Jake snapped the pistol which missed fire. Jake called to him again, and then fired. Saw Smith stag ger and fall. I ranto him and picked up these two razors (here the razors were shown in court) which were lying about eighteen inches apart, partly under Smith." Here the defense introduced testimony relative to the previous character of the defendant, Jacob Harris. w. s. WETZEIL. "Have known Harris twelve years. As far as I know he has been a peacable, law-abiding citizen." GUS. SENIEUR. "Have known Harris about ten years. He hasalwaysbeen straight so far as I know. WM. J. PRATT. "I have known Harris about six years. He has always been peaceable and quiet as as far as I know." JOSEPH HIERRING, "Played pool with Smith previous to the game between him and Mathews. Heard the quarrel between them, and heard Smith threaten and abuse Mathews. When the game was completed he fol lowed Mathews to the faro table, and threw four silver dollars down and want ed to fight him for that amount. Mathews paid no attention. It was evident that I Smith was a hard customer, and was seek ing a fight. Was not present at the shooting." The wounded man was removed from the Pioneer hotel to a small building in the north part of town, owned by W. P. Wren. Here he is kept quiet and is care fully attended by relays of the kind hearted men who are always ready to help a fellow when he is down. The hotel will probably be opened about August 10th. The Montana Central locating engineers are camped near Myers mill. Mr. Higgins hlas leased his hotel and will engage in the plastering business. A house is building for M. Harris who will shortly bring his wife here to re side permanently. A rain of one and one-half inches saved the hay and crops six miles east of here last Tuesday. Mr. Phelps left Thursday, for Helena, where he will meet his wife and soon bring her to Great Falls. Rev. Largent is attending the S. S. Con vention at lelena. Mrs. Largent is visit ing friends ac the head of Rock Creek. Mr. Bates. of Bates & Rice, contractors for laying Montana Central rails will soon remove his family to G(reat Palls A twelve-horse-power freight train brought in goods for Murphy. tMaclay & Co. Thursday. They are moving into their new building. Several families arrived at Great Falls. Monday, who had come all the way over land from Michigan. This reminds the old-timer of the days of '49. Scissors are sharp and razors are keen walk in gentlemen we will shave you clean at the Great Falls Tonsorial palace, Moore & O'Brine, proprietors- tf Burch & Hotchkiss have opened a new and very fine stock of hardware. They are both men of long experience in the business and will attain great success. Messrs. Martin, Payne and Kenloch re turned to Dakota, Thursday. They are much pleased with Great Falls, and will probably return here to remain, before long. L. Jlolinelli, correspondent and agent for the Helena Independent is in the s city. He represents a good paper and is a t very pleasant gentleman who l, nows how I to appreciate a good place. Hie likes Great Falls. IMr. Paris Gibson returned from Ben ton, Monday. He reports the river low s at that point, but says there will be no I doubt but that all the wool will be ship ped. The "Rosebud" is coming up for the remaining thousand sacks of wool in store at Benton. ID. C. Ehrhart and wife arrived Mon day with Warner. They will immediate ly set about putting the hotel in condi tion for occupancy. They will meet with a hearty welcome here. Mr. Ebrhart is 1 known throughout the West as the prince of entertainers. "Fair (well) moon to thee Ising" for about thirty days. Such sunsets and moonlights as we have here are. unsur 1 passed in any country. During the past two weeks large parties have been en joying the moonlight evenings at the falls and Big springs. Theo. Gibson is at the Falls for a few t days rest. He has bought lots of wool r this season. The clip this year exceeds that of any previous one in the history of Montana. He says that there will be a large amount brought into Helena yet, but Billings has received about all its wool. The highest price paid was 28. i cents, at Billings. THE FESTIVE "ROUNDER." Some of His Peculiar Habits, Vices and Attribihtes Disclosed, and Given to the World. A Few Other Points Which May In terest Those Who Take the Time to Read Them. We are often asked by eastern parties what kind of an animal a "rounder" is. A rounder is not indigenous to Montana. He is known in the states as "bum." The name "rounder" is picked off the range, taken from the hardy men who used to go about every year rounding up the cattle. When they struck a town they kept on rounding up everything they got hold of. As the cor boys were about all the white men there were here in the early days. A cattle "romuner" and town "rounder" became identical. Now that the old cow boys have become millionaires and have little time for fun, the town "rounder" has been applied to all those jolly fellows in town who go about to the saloons and other places of boisterous amusement and have a hurrah time. The "rounder" which we see every day is not all bad either. lie iS a little tough, full of nerve will tight at the drop of a hat and then make up as quickly. lie is a stranger to fear, is chivalric when the weaker side is being worsted. lie will spill his last drop of blood in defense of a good woman. or itchild, and shows Christian magnanim ity to a fallon foe. He will "bet'ur' on anything. Is a prince to-day, a beggar, to-morrow. His generosity is limited only by his "pile." "Rounder" is rough, ready and rollicking. He drinks deep and swears loud. He is an angry lion this minute, the next, when a tender chord is touched, as gentle as a young mother. "Rounder" is a strange coin bination of good and evil. But he is al ways frank to acknowledge his failings. Perhaps when the final accounts are balanced, "rounder" may have a larger credit on the big books than some of us .why profess more, but have done less in proportion to the favorable circumstances which have surrounded our lives. "Be to his virtues very kind." "Be to his faults a little blind." But 1 uild a jail to chain him in w..n be starts out on a rounding expcdhit::>: with king alcohol. ... . - ,... :--- -, The Calaboosd Fund. We the undersigned, sublcribe 'n.i hereby agree to pay the amounts set op posite our respective names, for the pur pose of building a lock-up in Great Falls: Spurain &t Crowder............. ...... $25 \k It Sellew.......................... 101 (i Jerry tl..-nell.... " ........ 1 i) Frame. M(.ctty & Sexton.............1 ( James Matlews........ ........... 10 (Ik C'arter & Walker........ .. 10 t W S W etzel.... ............... 10 (0i Townsite company, byParis Gibirn..... 50 0t A Nathan... ......................... 10 (( Edward J Canary......... .............. 10 First National Bank ......... 10 03 Thos W Murphy ..................... 10 0(( C N Dickinson ..................... 5 0 Dunlap & Arthur ....... .................. 10 () A Lesperance ......................... 5 a(i B H arris ... ............... ........... ( Beechley Bros. & Hickory.............. 5 (K H H Iliggins ............ ............. J ii ('lark ...................................... 10 (X) Thomas Lough... ..................... 2 2 00 HE Burch .................................. 10 A H Holter & Bro.. . .................. 25 (St Burke , Sweeney .... ................. 10 ((: W G Jones .................. 2 (() William Myers ........................ . ....... 5 0) L W Peek ................................ 2 at. M cKay Bros ... ......................... 7 Murphy. Maclay & Co tmdse)........... 10 (O) Total.... ................. f I99 ( The building has already been comt meuced. It looks as though it would be strong enough to nold any wihl, untuamed thumpler. The fund will soon be increased by other subscripticus. For Sale. For Sale at a bargain 1600 head of line young sheep-never had any disease very choice hand. Purchaser can let them on shares on the present range if he chose. Apply to C. P. Thomson. Great Falls. tf Tailor and Repair Shop. Chas. Geshwend, late of Sun River. has opened a tailor and repair shop, over Devine & Sellew's saloon, on 1st Ave. South. tf Improvements are still in progress uponV the Big springs. The fence has been ex tended to include more of the trees along the river bank and new walks have been layed out. This enclosure of about ten acres forms a beautiful park. The vol ume of water flowing from the springs never diminishes summer or winter, dur ing the wet or dry seasons. The oftener one visits them the more impressed he is with their nonders. Large numbers of people drive to them every evening toen joy the cooling atmosphere about themr and drink of the purest of pure waters,"