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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE.
WEEKLY TRIBUNE, EBBLJBED EVERY SATUIRDAY BY THE TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY, [INCORPOR.ATED] WILL IIANKS, Presidet. 11. O. CHO Ei EX, Vice-Pres. C. JI. TVEBSTERI, &Ste. and Treas ADVERTLSING RATES FURNISHED ON AP PLICATION. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Qnecey 1 year. (in advance) .............. .03.00 QIcopy 6 months.......................... 1.50 O e copy 3 months ........................... 1.0 lpea imaan copies ............................. 10 Strictly in advance. The di.nlation of the TRIBUNE in Northern Montana is guaranteed to exceed that of any pa per published in the territory. Subscribers desiring their address changed must send their former address; this should be remembered. Address, TRIBUNE PUBLISHING Co. SATURDAY. MARCH 19, 1887. THE Press is highly elated over the de. feat of the Cascade county bill, and can hardly contain its poor little self. "He that laughs last laughs best." WVE received and publish on another page "An Act to Amend the School Laws of Montana," sent us by A. C. Logan, the recently appointed superintendent of pub lic nhstruction. TIIE United States supreme court has granted permnission to the attorneys for Harding the man convicted of murdering the Glendale stage driver to file a printed brief in substantiation of their motion. This gives Harding quite a lengthy respite as there is a long docket ahead. Tur. senseless balderdash aimed at the editor of this paper by the Fort Benton lottery snap and patent inside news mutil ator, reminds us of a gutter gamin making faces at a gentleman. The vaporings were devoid of point and unutterably senseless, and unworthy of further comment. SINCE the defeat of the Cascade county bill the loss of stock in Choteau county according to the River Prlcs, has sudden ly dwindled downto a very small per cent. Jerxvy's howlings and wilings over the loss of half of the taxable property in C'hoteau county, was pitiful in the extreme and whea transmitted to the legislature by his lieutenant W. II. '1 odd must have been alm:ost as effective as Tom Power's telegram to his --political friends" in that body. T. C. PowEi:. while on his way east, c sent the following telegram to the legisla- 8 ture: To mx R.IPnDLICAN FaIEvDS IN THE LEGI;LA- 1 T*aE:--lf you owe m9e any favors, defeat the t Cascade county bill. What an excitnnment this bulletin must have created in the legislature. How the t crowd of republican friends of that emi nent and successful politician must have rushed to and fro and trampled upon each other in their attemplts to serve him! This dispatch was fully the equal of his celc brated dispatch last fall to his Benton friends, to "Turn themselves loose, etc." Hos. T. E. COI,LIsS, Choteau county's 0 able senator in the late legislature, arrived I here Monday e:} rt wt to his home in Beri- t ton. Mr. Collins distinguished himself ' during the late session as a statesman of c great ability, #nd his record is one which any man might well be proud. IIe was c the recognized leader of the council, and c his wise counsel and soundreasoning saved many a good bill from defeat,and defeated o numerous ones of questionable worth. t' The people of Choteau county have every ' reason to be thankful to Mr. Collins for f his painstaking efforts in their behalf. P OtE of the petitions sent to the legisla- i ture from Benton against the Cascade d county bill, was signed by I. G. Baker & Co., and T. C. Power & 3ro., and by no body else. It was headed by the death dealing statement that they were opposed to dividing Choteau county. These two c' firms who have held Fort Benton in the hollow of their hands for the past twenty P years, of course did not think it necessary P for any one else in that town to add their t names to the petition. I. G. B. & Co., and it T. C. P. & Bro., in the center of a sheet of n legal cap, when burled against any meas- u lire should shatter it to pieces. FAITh in the future of Great Falls is C( fully shown by the immense number of ir letters received from Eastern people who c( are preparing to come here, and by sales ol of property at a time when the town is B inaccessible except by a tedious stage ride hi from Helena. It is well understood in the pi east that Great Falls is certain to become vi a town of great importance, and that its w growth will be very rapid and substantial. dl No effort has yet been made by the Town- ol site Company to sell property, and yet a am large number of sales have been made tl during the past few months and are being di made every day, and every lot sold is to vi be bailt pon. The advantages which ID nature has so lavishly bestowed npon al Great Falls, are being widely appreciated. E WHAT DID IT? The article in the Grsat Falls Tniauls, a por tion of which is published in our telegraph col umns, is certainly a great injustice to Represen tative Taylor, of Choteau county. He is work ing hard for the success of the Cascade county bill. The Independent knows little of the mer its of the bill, and has given the subject no con sideration, but the fact remains that Mr. Taylor is giving the bill his earnest support. It is diffi cult to understand the origin or motive of this attack upon him.--Indepandnt. The above criticism would indicate that the Indepen.d, t did take some interest in the bill, otherwise it would not have ap peared. The criticism which the TitIBUNE saw fit to make regarding Mir. Taylor, can not under any circumstances bV construed into attack. The plain truth was spoken, and at that time it was considered oppor tune and deserved. Subsequent events proved that it was untimely. But never theless the facts cited by the T raiia: still remain. We are satisfied dMr. Taylor worked for the passage of the Cascade county bill, and did what he could for it. At this date it is impossible to con jecture what combination of circum stances were brought to bear to secure the defeat of the Cascade county bill. Certain it is, however, that they weore unfair and untruthful. No plausible argument could be advanced which would have caused its deteat. Misrepresentation resorted to by the Pr.ss may have added some little weight to the opposition, but thisis hardly probable, as the reputation enjoyed by that organ for veracity is below par and still falling. The Benton outtit worked hard and spent plenty of money, and no doubt with some effect. Tom Power, of Helena, used his not-to-be-dispised in fluence in its opposition. Then again, it is not wholly improbable but that some of the friends of the bill in the house were, at the critical moment, unwisely ininuenc ed against it. While the defeat of the county is a great disappointment to the seven hundred petitioners, who asked for its creation. vet it is better that it was de feated than to have passed with the two years amendment. In two years Great Falls will figure prominently in Choteau county politics. MUST OBEY ORDERS. While every member of the Hfook and Ladder Co. feels grateful for the assistance rendered on Tuesday night by their fel low citizens assembled at the fire, we would beg leave to call attention to the necessity of perfect discipline at fires. The successful management of a fire is a thing dependent entirely upon the practi cal, quick appliance of remedies to unfor seen and untoward circumstances. What would be a wise policy at one fire may - not be at another. These who undertake the control of fire subduing should be men of experience in that line. Being such, and having the authority to direct, their commands should be obeyed implic itly and their judgement of methods fol lowed. One of the greatest impediments to the proper conduct of fire fighting is a habit of yelling and discriminate loud talk. All the loud talk which the exigencies of such a case demand are the clear tones of command which are proper in the giving of orders by the chief and his assistants. We are glad to be able to say that with the exceptions of two or three over anx ious and very excitable persons, every command given and every suggestion of fered to the citizens by the acting chief in command were faithfully and willingly carried into effect on Tuesday night. There is no necessity for persons outside of fire companies to actindependently, nor to assume any direction of affairs, and we would call attention to the fact that at a fire the firemen with their chief have su preme control; have a perfect and unques tionable right to prevent any act which may not be in accordance with official or ders. HENRY WARD BEECIER. The foremost pulpiteer of the present century has joined the silent majority. Henry Ward Beecher whose head, long in practicality, broad in liberality, massive in power, now lays cold in death beneath the sod. Few such minds is vouchsafed to any generation, and we are most fortu nate indeed to have had such a man among us during our day. The liberalizing effect of such a mind as his cannot but make its lasting impress upon the beliefs of those contemporaneous with him. He was as independent in his opinions as he was courageous in their expression. His the ology was more rational than superstitious. His humanity was wide and universal, and his great work during a busy lifetime has proved him a thinker and worker in ad vance of his day. Henry Ward Beecher was born at Litchfield, Conn., on the 24th day of June, 1813, making him at the time of his death almost 74 years of age. His service in the ministry exceeds in time that of any other known divine, he having devoted fifty years of his life in actual ser vice to the cause. He was the son of Rev. Dr. Lyman T. Beecher, who also lived to an advanced age. He waS the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the noted author eas of Uncle Tom's Cabin. His first charge was at Indianapolis, Ind., where he re mained until the year 1847, when he was called in charge of Plymouth church (Congregational), at Brooklyn, over which he presided up to the time of his death. TO CREATE DISSENTION. Hoaw. Jassx F. TAYLOR, we are advised from Helena, worked in and out of season and until the last moment for Cascade county, doing it fairly and squarely, however. In view of this fact, well known from the beginning to the end of the contest, it is difficult to understand the motive of the Great Falls Tai.UcE in heaping insult and abuse upen that gentleman and ac cusing him of the defeat of the pet division scheme' It was a most unjust accusation and an act of the basest ingratitude. When the TRsB rxa dries its tears and recovers self-possession we expect that it will make a handsome apology to '" ncle Jesse."-Press. It is the evident intention of the Press to try to create a spirit of opposition to ward Great Falls, from 31r. Taylor and his friends. So far as the "attack" which the Picas refers to, being made upon MIr. Taylor, it is but the imagination of the editor's enfeeble:l brain. We made no at tack upon 1Mr. Taylor, the facts which we citia still remain. At the time the article was written, we felt justified in sayingthat the bill asking for the creation of Cascade county, would not be presented to the legislature. It was evident that that body would not allow Choteau county to be dismembered by the creation of two new counties within her boundaries,under the present condition of affairs. We felt that Mr. Taylor's persistence in his county scheme would defeat both measures. We cannot think Mr. Taylor will censure us for the opinion we expressed at that time. In this connection we take great pleasure in stating that the official career of Mr. Taylor in the late legislature was marked by a fairness of spirit and evident desire to look after the welfare of his constitu ents, seldom equalled. NOT UNLIKELY. t We are somewhat surprised at the defeat of the C'ascade county bill in the house by so large a majority. If the measure had appeared earlier and been better considered, we think it would have gone through on its merits. However, it will nut, in our opinion, make much practical difference for the law as presented to vote put oiff the organization for two years, and when a new 1 legislature meets it will be one of the first things done an3 its early organization provided for. ] _ By that time the northern reservations will be open and some new deals will be necessary Herald. While we all regret its defeat, it is not altogether unlkelr that "some new deals will be necessary." -Probably one of the deals will be the removal of the county seat of Choteau county to this place. JUDGiE GALBRAITH'S action in finiUg John Moran for contempt consequent up on Moran's insult of the Judge upon the streets of Butte, reflects credit upon the judicial dignity of Montana. It has been considered and perhaps is a novel con struction of the law regarding contempt of court. Of this we are not competent to decide, but can unhesitatingly say, our sympathy and commendation are with Gaibraith. REAL, estate has had an upward tendency all over the Union. Capital accumulate'd during past prosperous years is seeking investment. In the west it is more notice able than in any other portion of this country. Come to Great Falls, here are better opportunities than may be had else where. A new indictment has been drawn up by the silver Bow county attorney, which submitted to the grand jury has resulted in their finding two indictments. One against Ritchie of the Arion and the other against Ritchie & Gordon of the Comique for violation of the variety law. TsE secretary of the interior has ren dered a decision denying the application i for a recall and cancellation of the patent t of the United States to the city of San Francisco. Some one out there wanted a new patent according to Stratton's survey, I but the secretary forcibly sat down on it. THE failure of congress to pass the for tification appropriation bill, has brought fortification and ordinance work to a dead standstill. It seems congress has entirely ignored the old motto: "Not one cent for tribute. Millions for defense." THE Dakota legislature has in its wis dom seen fitto make appropriations which amount to nearly a million and half of dollars. The example of Montana might be a good one for them to follow.- What ever fault can be found with our last legislature, it was not an extravagant one. INFORMATION wanted about Great Falls, its recources, business opportunities and description can be had by sending for the TRIBUNE. TaH wage workers in Montana will hereafter be better protected in respect to * their wages than formerly. Wages will be a first lien. This is as it should be. Queen Victoria has sent a congratula tory telegram to the Czar of Russia. e BRIEFS. Justin McCarthy has gone back to Eng s land. Senator Sherman has gone for a trip to Florida and Cuba. Henry Ward Beecher was' pastor of Plymouth church for forty years. Butte has had another fire among the frame shanties on Park street. Loss $7, t 500. I The St. Petersburg dynamiters bombs d were loaded with strychnine impregnated bullets. The commission of recorder of deeds of SD. C., James M[. Trotter, has been signed by the president. It is rumored that an unsuccessful at tempt was made to assassinate the Czar of Russia. No details. A San Francisco dynamiter named John l E. Steitz has been convicted, his sentence h will be pronounced today. . Ignatius Donnelly of St. Paul will take e the Baconian theory of Shakespeare and use a cipher system to prove it. Africa is having a gold mining boom. t Prospectors and speculators are rushing into Transvaal in great numbers. e In Oberline, Kansas a four year old boy is doing a peripatetic whiskey business. o Sometimes prohibition don't prohibit. o Secretary Manning will leave for Europe r as soon as his resignation goes into effect. t Fairchild is his most probable successor. Y William C. Hickman, a speculator, has e left Boston between two days for Canada s with thirty or forty thousand dollars of other peoples' money. Trade dollars presented for redemption at New York are discovered to have been 1 skilfully split and filled. The treasury a departmeit has been notified. A train on the Boston & Providence railroad carried down to death forty per sons besides many wounded. The defect in an old bridge the cause of the accident. e A Boston policeman was this week killed Sby being shot three times by a suspected r burglar. The victim only tapped the sus t pected party on the arm. The assailant 1 escaped. Rev. Matthew C. Julien pastor of the s Trinitarian church of New Bedford, will probably receive a call from Plymouth e church, Brooklyn, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Ward Beecher. In Utica, Clark Co., Ind. a baby was re cently born which weighed but one pound. C Five Cook county officials have been ar rested in Chicago. Embezzlement of county funds is th, principal charge against them. Boston Corbett the slayer of J. Wilkes Booth has gone crazy. Hie lately took possession of the legislative halls of Kan sas, drove the sergeant at arms out, made a member throw up his hands and kept three policemen at bay during a whole, night, compelled an adjournment and oth erwise raised Old Ned. Condition of Sheep and Wool. It would naturally be inferred by one not acquainted with the circumstances, that our losses would indicate sheep to be JESSE L. HENRY, HARRY E. RANDALL Land Attorney and Notary Public Six yeasr in U. S. Land Business HENRY & RANDALL, Attorneys in Land Cases. Real Estate Brokers, Loans and COLLECTIONS Agricultural Claims Located. Contests a Specialty. All businesS before the local land office at Hehlnn. and the Department of t he laterior at Wash ington, given strict attention. Special attention given to the sale of real estate, rents collected, ti ties examined, taxes paid. Office: cor. 3d St. & 1st Ave. S., Great Falls, Mont. HEO. GIBSON &CO. Real Estate and General Commission STORING, FORWARDING & RECEIVING Excelsior Meat Comp'ny Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Fresh Meats OtAjr .. AINDs. Special attention given to the retail trade. All orders filled promptly. lst Ave. S. Great Falls left in poor condition, and that the wool would show a more than ordinarily weak point in the staple. As already stated, we have news fro.u some flocks that have wintered better than common, and that can show even now sheep in excellent condition. Where losses have occurred, they have been largely from catastrophies e and not from slow starvation. Of these catastrophies, losses of whole flocks its storms have taken the lead. In such a case, old stock and lambs would be the I first to become exhausted and lost, and the condition of the strong and able-bod I led sheep that were recovered would not be impaired. The loss second only to this is that of piling and smothering, where again able-bodied sheep are rarely the sufferers. The sheep left are the best and strongest, and we expect a clip of strong healthy wool fully up to the average.- llMidtana Tfool Grower. Military Humor. The legislature appropriated $500 to feed the band of starving Crees on the north fork of Sun river. When these red skins arrived in this neighborhood last. fall, the military district commander was petitioned by the citizens of Choteau to remove them across the line or have them cared for in some way. No attention was paid to the petition, as might have been. expected from the fact that the band had been driven from the neighborhood cf Fort Assinaboine with a written recom mendation stating that they were wood choppers in search of employment. The paper was probably intended as a military joke, but the presence ot these vagabonds has been anything but fun for the settlers iand there is nothing very humorous int. a appropriation of $500 for their suport. 'If there is anything more useless than In dians and coyotes in this couhtry, it is a military post stocked with soldiers.-Calu nut. Ice in the Missouri. BIsM.A1CK, March 16.--The ice in the Missouri couth of here broke to-day, 1It. did not move, for the Yellowstone and Little Missouri are full of ice and ovein flowing their banks, destroying railroad bridges and other property. The immense amount of water from these streams raised the Missouri two feet here last night. All boats here are safely stationed on the ways. The river is rising rapidly to-night, and the ice is loose from the banks and will probably break when the fifteen-foot rise reported from Washburn, forty miles above, arrives. A Little Wild. It is learned from high railroad oflicialw that the Union and Northern Pacific are both preparing to extend their systems to Great Falls in northern Montana at an early day. The former will follow its o:df survey down the river, and the latter will start at the foot hills via Marysville to the waters of the Sun river, thence along Sun river valley to the Missouri.--RBailway Age. Bills have been introduced simultane ouslv in the legislatures of Missouri and Wisconsin looking to the compilation and publication by the state of a uniform sys tem of public school text-books, and the Wisconsin bill provides that the state-pris on convicts do the printing.