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VOL IAT F , MRA8O VOL,. 2. G ,REGT FALLS, MONTANA :TERRITORYtlSATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1886, NO 3i THE WEEKLY GRIST. Win. B. Myers. a Renegade Husband Arrested for Adultery-a Tender Hearted Mother Has Him Discharged. Something About Bloody, "Big' Nose" Smith -uIndians Return to Their Old Haunts. A Saloon Frolic Results in a Badly Fractured Arm for One, \1 ad e. Monrtana vs. Myers. Mary A. Myers came down from Helena last Tuesday, and swore out a warrant against her son W\\. . Myers, who has un til recently been in the meat business here. The charge stated in the affidavit of the complaining witness was adultery -.ithone Bell Shields, who a little while ago figured quite conspicuously in the Helena courts under the name of Bell Williams. Mrs. Myers is a very fine ap pearing lady and seems broken hearted over the irregularities of her unworthy son. The scene in the justice court be tween mother and son was affecting. The lady said that Mr. Myers wife was as good, true and faithful a spouse as ever man had and that even now the injured wife was willing to receive back her err ing husband, if he would return to his home and promise to be true to his mar riage vows. Mrs. Myers upbraided' her delinquent son for leaving his good wife and aged mother to shift for thewselves while he basqued in the smiles of a strange woman and lavished his money upon her. It is not within our province to discuss the merits of the case, but simply give the facts as they publicly appear in court, Like all inothers, however, Mrs. Myers' .maternal affection got away with her in dignatiori and she dismissed the actior and Mr. Sweeney, the deputy sheriff, whc had arrested M-yers, was instructed to let him go. Myers may or may pot hI guilty. If he is, his case would makt pretty good material for the grand jury to work on. Sun River Letter. Sus RivEln, Montana, August 3, 'S6. To the Great Falls TsIrxrE. Sun River and the valley had a very refreshing rain Tue hy, which rejoiced the hearts af all Sometime ago 'tock detective Landers, of Benton. while in the South Fork coun try reported having a gun fight with a man known as "Pig Nose" Smith, whom it leas reported had killed a number of cat tle which did no;t belong to hism. Landers story for some reason did not gain much credence, but late developements point toward the truth of his statement, as "Big Nose" and his son recently skipped the country and now are residents of the N. W. T., but are likely to be returned.to answer for numerous heinous crimes which Smith's half-breed wife says they committed. Her statement is to the ef fect that Smith and his son at different times have murdered six men, besides having stolen a large number of horses and killed a great many cattle. The woman's story may have been exaggerat ed, but two or three men have mysterious ly disappeared from the country about the head of Sun river within a compara tively short time. The name of the parties who have so mysteriously disappeared are-Carpenter, LaPeyre, and a french man, by the name of Baptiste. "Big 'Nose" Smith has lived in Montana for a number of years and has always been considered the "chiefest- among ten thousand" for genuine toughness, but the depth of his depravity was never dream ed of until his wife made this statement. If he is as bad as she paints him, some new, diabolical punishment will have to be meted out to the wretch. A party of Indians from the far north returned to St. Peters' mission this week. They are the same outfit that accompani ed Riel on his disastrous revolutionary expedition two years ago in the N. W. T. The roads are in prime condition, the weather fine and travelling enjoyable. H. -----·---- Fun Breaks an Arm. MIr. Wade and Sandy Carr were engag ing in a friendly scuffle last week in a saloon. They had lots of fun until Sandy thoughtlessly jerked Wade off from a table. A very badly fractured elbow is the unfortunate result. Wade is in in digent circumstances and loss of work at this time will .cause, I)is family distress. He may lose the use of ,the-arm. A, sub scription paper- is being circulated for his benefit. A Heroine Gone Home. BU'r'rE, July 31.--A letter from Judge Armstrong of the upper Sun river, gives the particulars of the drowning of Miss Jane McArthur, formerly of this city in a heroic effort to save the lives of others. Miss McArthur, a year or two ago, went into the cattle business in the section named, and at the time of the accident was encamped on the bank of Sun river with her old mother and two hired men. The men were gone fishing. Judge Armstrong, with his wife and daughter of fifteen, a son of twelve, and his spinster sister, attempetd to ford the the river with a four-horse team. Coming down the bank the horses became un manageable and run into deep water, up setting the wagon and spilling the family into the rapid current. Armstrong couldn't swim and held to the lines, while the other four were left struggling in the river- Miss McArthur, who was an ex cellent swimmer, saw the accident and ran to their assistance, throwing off her heavier clothing by the time of reaching the bank. She plunged into the water, seized the boy and swam ashore with him, then went back and brought the girl ashore, and next Mrs. Armstrong. Though very muck exhausted, she swam out again to rescue the sister who was a woman about fifty pounds heavier than herself. The woman was already IN A dROWNINS sTRUGGLE. and seized her rescuer, resulting at length in both sinking and losing their lives. Montana Central Wins. HELENA, Mont., Aug. 2-This morning Judge Wade rendered his decision upon the suit for injunction brought by the Montana Central Railway Co. vs. The Helena & Red Mountain R. R. Co., in favor of the plaintiff. In the course of his decision the Judge said: Eminent domain is the right of the people or government to take private property for public use. Before such property may be so taken, it must appear that the use to which it is applied is au thorized by law, and that thl taking is necessary to such use. Public property, that is preperty once taken for a public use, may also be taken for another public use,but before it can be taken, it must ap pear that the use to which it is to be ap plied is a more hecessary public use. All property is subject to this sovereign prerogative right, which can only be exer cised by the supreme power of the people, acting through the legislature, or by indi viduals or corporations to whom authority has been delegatetd by law. Statutes so delegating this authority, being inderoga tion of common right, must be strictly construed. Primarily the legislature, subject to re view by the courts, is the judge of the ne cessity for taking private property for public purposes, or it may, directly or by necessary implication delegate such authority to corporations or individuals. If the incorporation acts is silent oa this subject, such necessity must be made to app ear. -~---- -*-- Timberline Troubles, TrClrERLINtE, July 31.-The lockout is still in statu quo. The miners are as reso lute as ever and their enthusiasm gathers as time passes. It is contagious too. This afternoon the women of Timberline formed into procession, marched to a place where three men were at work and held a parley with them. One of the men, John Stevenson, drew a revolver and threatened to shoot any one who dared approach him. lie was on his way to the mine to go to work. The women were about thirty strong and before disbanding marched to Supt. Graham and addressed him on their grievances. After that they escorted one man home and told his wife to look out for him as he was a "blackleg." The women say they can treat to a ride on a rail the man who drew the revolver. Great enthusiasm prevails, but the people are orderly and peaceable. To-day the locked out miners marched in a body to the depot, 150 strong. While there a saloon keeper rolled out a keg of beer to them but they refused to take it. Murder. WILCOx, Arizona, Aug. 1.-Bill Wil liams, a cattleman of Arrivipa, shot and instantly killed J. B. Collins, a prominent merchant and government contractor, this afternoon. The deed was the result of a dispute over some unsettled busi ness matters. Williams escaped. RiIPPLEDF THE RAPIDS. s Paul Rumsey is building a neat house C on.lst Ave. S. ti Wallace Taylor, son of Jesse, was in 11 town Tuesday. Go to Murphy, -Maclay & Co. with I your produce. It Geo. Budington made a trip to high wood thi, Week. Highest market price paid for oats by Geo. I). Budington. tf Mr. HIanks left Tuesday on a business p trip to Helena and Butte. Sash and doors, all sizes, just received by Murphy, Maclay & Co. It C. J. Anderson has just arrived from a Michigan, whence he came overland. f Mr. Kennedy, a well-known stockman was looking over Great Falls this week. s Messrs. Rolfe an-t Carter are out on a surveying trip. They are now near Fort Benton. "Uncle" Jesse Taylor left for home last Wednesday. He has enjoyed a pleasant week at Great Falls. Bert Huy gave a progressive euchre party Wednesday evening The head t prize was won by Mist Ball and the foot prize by Mr. J.icKerman. Rev. Mr. Wilson will preach at Sand Coulee next Sabbath at 10:30a. m. and at the Falls at S p. m. In the evening a collection will be taken up for the pur pose of getting additional seating and lights. It is hoped that all will come prepared. The sum of $25 is needed. E. R. Clingen is over from Belt. He reports the crops very poor. He says that most of the farmers are cutting their grain for hay. He does not think there will be a hay famine as ranchmen are taking special precautions to gather every blade of grass within their reach and store it up against a possible evil day. A thumper came down from Sun River a few days ago to work out some fancied grudge against a Great Falls gentleman. The latter returned his attacks with conm pounded interest Qaddeu. The Sun River avenger gathered up the fragments of. himself and dracged them back home, a sadder but probably not a wider man. Several of our young ladies and gen tlemen had a delightful time last Sunday evening. It is often more pleasant than funny to get lost and be obliged to hunt all over the prairie for the home road un til "rosey fingered Aeos, daughter of the morning has left her ambrosial couch." But the boys say that they stared starva tion out of countenance with an abundance of butter-milk. Wonder if they took that butter-milk straight. The Observer. I notice a good many buildings with out any paint. This indicates short-sight edness on the part of the owners. It don't cost much to paint a house and even one coat adds a great deal to the good looks of a place. Besides this nesthetic feature paint preserves a building from the ele ments. I have made the acquaintance of two young men in Great Falls who are little appreciated now, but the time will come 1 when they will -not be unknown to fame. One is an ornithologist the other a botan ist. Each is authority in his specialty. They. modestly keep themselves from public notice but are using each hour of the day, and robbing sleep of its dues, in the pursuit of those great truths in nature which are hidden from common eyes. I have been considerably amused by the vernacular freaks of Ilontanaians. Many of their expressions abound in homely similes, expressive if not beauti ful. If a man takes an advantage of another he "sinches" him. If a listener agrees with what you state he will in variably say "thats what it is." If he dis sents he signifies his disapproval by "dif ferent here." A bum is called "rounder" and a fellow who stays up late nights is a "night-herder." When a rounder is in limbo he is "corraled." A "rustler" used to be a horse thief, but now that term is applied to anyone who gets around lively and pushes business with energy. If anything is up to the standard it is "pret ty lucky." If a fellow licks another "he gave it to him plenty." A leader of any opposing political faction is favored with the beautiful epithet of "i*l-mule," because in every mule train here is a leader which wears a bell. If a politician gained a roselyte he says "I've branded so & so." They don't have any of those dude politicians, the mngwumps, in this country. If there were any of that class they would he dubbed "mavericks." A fellow who gets into a scrape gets it "up his neck." There is no end to the orig inal phrazes which ones hears every day. It is wonderful how soon a person falls into using them himself. At first they sound strange, but before he has been here a month they become a part of his vocabulary. Great Falls holds over any small town I ever saw in general appearance. New places are apt to look so dreary with their proverbial one street lined with shanties. Not so here. The place is beautifully surrounded and has been laid out with perfect taste and the buildings are neat and substantial. The stranger doesn't feel lonesome when he strikes Great Falls, whether there is anyone on the streets or not. I went over to the "cooler" the other day. It will soon be ready for occupancy. It is the only first-class "cooler" in town, and will doubtless receive the patronage which it deserves. Judge HIuy was there behind the bars, evidently to set an ex ample to the boys. He has pushed this matter through with energy and is en titled to credit for it. In my menderings I run across a good many summer overcoats which have been discarded by the rattle-snakes who are getting ready for the new fall styles. I visited Horton's ranch, about three miles up the river, the other day. He has a splendid vegetable garden and is doing web with it financially. Gardening and dairying will pay big at Great Falls next year and thereafter. Choteau County Democratic Con vention. Pursuant to the order of the County Central Conmmittee the Choteau county Democratic convention will be held at the court house in Fort Benton on Thursday, August 19, 1b86, at 11 o'clock a. m., to elect delegates and alternates to the Ter ritorial Democratic convention to be held at Helena on August 24, 186, to place in nomination candidates tor the several county and precinct offices andtotransact such other business as may be necessary. The democratic voters of the several precincts hereinafter named are requested to meet at the place designated at 2 o'clock p. m., on Saturday, August 14, 1886. and elect delegates and alternates to the county convention, the several pre cincts being entitled to one delegate for each fifteen votes cast at the last election for delegates in congress, the appoint ment being as follows, to-wit: PRECINCT, PLACE OF MEETING. NO.DEL. Fort Benton. City Hall, 15 Choteau. Smith's. 6 O reat Fals, New Hotel, 1 Sun River, A. M. Rowles', 2 Hihghwood, Upper SchoolHouse, 2 Shonkin bchool House, 2 Birch ('reek, Store, 2 Sand (oulee, BywatLr's 1 Belt and Willow, Hiobbs' 1 Marias, Solomon's, 1 Willow Rounds, Abbott's, 1 Teton, Nelse's. 1 Flat ('oulee, Trannm's, 1 Bynum, Store, 1 Dupuyer, Store, 1 Pen d'Oreille, Wright's, 1 Judith, Store. 1 Rocky Point, Store, 1 Belleview. Postoffice, 1 Lower Highwood, Sheppard's, 1 Total representation, 46 No proxies will be allowed and none but delegates or alternates, residents of the precinct they represent and regularly elected by the democratic electors at the time and place heretofore designated, shall be allowed in the convention. In the absence of a delegate and his al ternate the majority of the delegation present may cast the vote of the precinct. It is earnestly desired that the several precinct meetings be largely attended so that each precinct will be represented in the convention by leading citizens, to the end that a ticket be selected that will represent the WHOLE country. By order of the County Committee, Jos. ALuN, Chairman. 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 For Rent. One store-room 25x70 feet, in a stone building. Inquire at TRIBUNE office. It Wanted. A well-to-do Montana, rancher wants a wife. Address B. W. H. care TRIBUNE. For Sale. A quantity of bran and shorts for sale at the Cataract mill in this place. tf GREAT FALLS. The Em.Tryo City on thl' Cataracts of the Missouri-Montana's Future Metropolis. Its Natural Advantages and Varied Resources--A Prominent Center of the Northwest--Notes of Interest. The regular travelling correspondent of the Helena Independent, in the course of an interesting letter to that paper, gives his impressions of Great Falls in the following well chosen language: "A visit to Great Falls, a rising city that is now attracting much attention abroad, impresses the beholder with the rapid advancement that the town has made in the short space of a few months. The city is situated on the east bank of the Missouri :,er, at a spot where the majestic current forms a natural and beautiful harbor, and but a short distance above the falls which Lewis and Clarke, the great discoverers, have made famous. Unlike most new localities, Great Falls has advantages and offers inducements which are rarely found even in more favored places. Its undulating, though comparatively level surroundings, its magnificent water power, its easy acces sihility from toe country at large, and above all A BEAUTIFUL toWNSITE, coupled with its close proximity to the mineral and timber of the mountains, the stock and agricultural resources of the prairies and the interminable fields of coal but a few miles distant, makes the spot one sought for and coveted when found. Its climate is unsurpassed, its river scenery picturesque and attractive, thereby offering pleasure as well as busi ness to its inhabitants. The town pro per is beautifully laid out; bread and straight avenues meet the eye at every turn, most of which, adorned as they are on each side with now young though hardy trees, Will in the near future be shaded by the mass of foliage as the trunks become aged. Already numerous fine and costly structures are dotted throughout the premises, 'others are rapidly building and numberless more are approaching completion. The Park hotel, a credit and a pride to the city, is about ready for guests, and standing, as it does, on one of the principal avenues, is strikingly discernible to the visitor and noticeable for its architectural beauty. The various business houses are con structed with a view to permanency, and what was begun but a few months ago with lumber and cloth is being rapidly transformed INTO EDIFICES OF STONE AND BRICK. Add to this the indomitable will and en ergy of its inhabitants, the pluck of its more wealthy citizens in indiscriminate ly investing their fortunes at this place, exhibiting undaunted courage and confi dence as to its future, the near approach of two railroads, and it is not to be won dered at that the embryonic city on the cataracts of the great Missouri is looked forward to as the future metropolis of Montana, and the situation is more precisely ex plained in quoting from the ThIRuNE the following: 'It is now an established fact that Great Falls is to be the hub of one of the greatest railway systems in the country, as through the Montana Central, the Montana Northern and other projected railroads, the ores of some of the richest silver and copper districts in Montana will be poured in for treatment, and it is conceded that at no other point adjacent to the Rocky mountains are combined such advantages for the cheap reduction of ores as here. An immense water power reinforced with coaKing coal, iron and lime, situated at a comparatively low alti tude and in close proximity to the ore fields, the inevitable conclusion is that Great Falls will become the .Swansea of the Rocky mountains.' THE CITY IS REACHED from Helena a distance of about 120 miles, by Root & Negus' line of coaches, passing through the beautiful Sun river country, landing the traveler at his des tination after-twenty-four hours' of a not laborious stage ride. The visitor, whether he be bent on pleasure or business, is taken in hand by the hospitable citizens and is soon impressed with the magni tude and importance of the locality. In a stroll through the streets can be seen the attractive hotel heretofore described, the cosy TRIBmUI office, publishing a weekly unequalled in the Interidr, the First National Bank building, Murphy, IMaclay & Co.'s imposing stone structure and the massive Cataract Flour Mill. As evidence of the amount ef business trans acted a detailed description of the vari ous firms and their mercantile pursuits will not here be amiss."