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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE.
WEEKLY TRIBUNE, PUBLIUBED EVERY SATURDAY BY THE TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY, [INCORPORATED] WILL IIANK.5. President. II. O. CJIOWEU'N, Vice-Pres. C(. .I. WVEBSTE1?, Se. and Tre.s ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON AP PLICATION. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Onacopy 1 year. (in advance) ..............$3.00 Oaeeopy 6 months ......................... 1.50 (ne copy 3 month ........................... 1.0 Speoisuan copies... .......... ......... 10 Stricty in advance. The ii calation of the TRIBUNE in Northern Muntana is guaranteed to ex.eedthat 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. Wish we Had His Job. The task of eating ninety pies in as many days has h been undertaken by a Ra cine, Wis,, man. At last accounts he had disposed of hir twenty-sixth pie and wasn't feeling altogether well. The Drum Lummon Output. Following is the6-oitput of the Drum Lummon mine for February: Ten-stamp mill crushed 410 tons yielding $19,300; 50-stamp mill crushed 2,:310 tons yielding $126,900; G0-stamp mill (low grade) crush ed 2.:316 tons yielding $32,500. Total for the month, $178,700. Nervy. A young man in one of the north coun ties of Dakota had an engagement to marry during the late blizzard, the home of the bride being twenty miles away. The roads were blocked so that he could not go by any conveyance, but he took snow shoes and made the trip on time, and his wife was proud of his feat. Montana Indian Claims. A Washington special to the Pioneer Pris 5 says, the secretary of the interior today allowed the following Indian claims: J. H. Nixon, Gallatin conmty, Montana, claiming $615 damages by the Sioux and Arrapahoes in 1881, allowed $514; The same person as administrator of the estate, John Nixon, a claim of $5,000 damages by Sioux and Arrapahoes in 1871, is not allowed. Helplessness of City Dogs. 1 A Boston woman who loves animals, t and is a special defender of dogs, writes that she was never more thoroughly sad dened by the feeling of helplessness than in her feeble attempts, while on a visit last 1 October, to complain of "'that disgrace to your city, the dog snatcher." On account of their great numbers and comparative uselessness in the eyes of the majority of the people, dogs are most in need of pro tection, she says. The Indian Commission. f Washington special: So much oppo sition, congressional and otherwise, has developed to the agreements made by the northwestern Indian commission that it is feared that its work may be entirely wast ed. Protests loud and long are coming in - against the Fort Berthold agreement. The Montana work of the commission has been C just received and did not reach congress. Montana men here say the agreements are not satisfactory. It is also said that the Indians may refuse to abide by the agree- I ments if not carried out soon. Not so Much Loss as Reported. A letter from T. Clowes, Mfiles, corrects c the report that he lost 200 sheep by the cold weather, and says he will not lose that many even by shearing time. He adds: "My sheep have been out on their range every day this winter excepting two 0 days, and have been fed both hay and r straw from Dec. 20th to Feb. 28th-a long- I er period of feeding than ever before, and a I have had sheep since 1877. It has been e the hardest winter on all kinds of stock I 1 ever knew, short grass and snow being the r cause, more than extreme cold." s Mineral Product of 1886. The report of the director of the mint o contains statisticts of the production of n precious metals in the United States in 5 the year 18S6, was transmitted to congress o on Feb. 22. From the report it appears a that the production of gold during 1886. a exceeded that of any previous year since tl 1880, and almost equalled the production tl of that year. It amounted to $34,000,000 a: in 1886, against $31,800,000 in 1885. The p production of silver, as nearly as can be Ii ascertained, was $42,895,930. The amount of gold bullion imported into the United States was $17,947,518; export, -$27,962, 637. No More Construction Work. Official information has been received la in Anaconda thatowing to the failure of es congrss to pass the funding bill, the W Morg. iCc his abandoned all construc- an tion work of all classes for the season,save ly only the work now being done in Butte. t There will absolutely be no railroad build- f ing in Montana this year by the Union a Pacific. The widening of the gauge be tween Pocatello and Silver Bow will prob ably be completed, but the branch from Anaconda to Philipsburg, and from Mis soula ur the Bitter Root are indefinitely postponed, and all construction engineers are laid off.--Aalcdnda Rcrei'r. Charges Against Swmneford. Some odd charges are made against Governor Swineford of Alaska, which, if 1 true, show that personage to be a very shallow demagogue. Affidavits have been filed by citizens of Sitka in which he is charged with inciting a riot against the Chinese, saying that no Chinaman should be allowed to vote while white men were unemployed. One affidavit says that the owner of a gold mill on Douglas island gave Swineford a $98 nugget as a head for president Cleveland's cane. The depon ent says that the governor had a $20 gold piece melted into a head for the president's cane and he believes that the $68 cane was sent to Don Dickinson. All of which goes to show that Swinefoid considers Dickin son "a bigger man" than Cleveland. The Color Line. The exclusion of a colored man from the Young Men's Christian Association in Mew York has given rise to considerable discussion. The chairman of the board of managers says: "No one regrets the neces sity of excluding this estimable young colored man more than we do, but no other course was open to us. He gradua ted from Cooper Institute, and was in every respect a worthy man, but there is a stroitg prejudice against colored men among those we are particularly anxious to reach, and we cannot ignore it." An other representative of the Association urges the establishment of a branch of the association expressly for colored members the same as was done on Second avenue for the Germans. Bitter Root Railroad. The surveying party which started in here along in mid winter to locate the line of railroad up the Bitter Root valley came back last week and are camped near the depot, awaiting orders. They do not know as yet whether they will build the grade or be ordered elsewhere. Their line near ly follows the wagon road and crosses the Bitter Root river the first time near L. 1. Davis' ranch and makes the second cross ing about a mile this side of the Stevens ville bridge. It goes through that town between the Mission and the business por tion and again nearly follows the road to Corvallis. The last nine miles is on a straight line and the terminus, for this year at least, will be at a point bout a h mile toward the river from Mtiseoulian. Military Transporta Col. Moore to-day opened t the transportation of military st department of Dakota, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1888. The lowest bids for the routes named were: Custer Station to Fort Custer-I. Mc Nutt, of Fort Custer. Custer Station to Fort Maginnis-Paul McCormick, of Junction city. Broadwater Landing to Ft. Assinaboine -J. N. Graham, of Junction city. Helena to Ft. Assinaboine-J. W. Power t of Ft. Benton. 3 Totten Station to Ft. Totten-H-afstrand Bro., of '3innewaukan. ITmarck to Ft. Yates-I. Fortune, of I Bismarck a To Ft. Randall-A. 'Y. Lavender, of t Scotland, Dak. Rapid City to Ft. Meade--P. F. Sparks, t of Sturgis, Dak.---t. Paul Special. t New-Placers, f The Libby Creek placer mines, situated s in Montana about a hundred miles north of Horse Plains station on 'he N. P. rail road, betwon the Flathead Lake and Kootenai - ~::i,.s are improving in rich ness as as -:e..l:;)::ents in the district are extendW! . i. AI. Hubbard of Horse Pli::ins , - within tire last few months car rind core 2,t:."!2 of gold dust to the Mis soula I,dk ~that has been taken out of one claim by JMc:Gee and Harris Bros. bysluic ing. The .old is fine but heavy and goes over $19 fine to the ounce. The ground mostly is very shallow and has plenty fall. Some fifteen whites and the same number of Chinese a'e wintering at the mines so as to hold their grounds as it is expected a stampede to that placer will occur when the spring opens. Libby creek is one of the old-time Placer countries in Montana and noted for having the first batch of prospectors on the creek butchered by the Indian guides. Barbarous Stock Raising, Estimates:of the loss of cattle in Mon tana from the beginning of winter to the present date range between 25 and 40 per cent. of the entire number in the territory last autumn. If the spring should not be early, and a few weeks more of cold j weather should be experienced before the co snow goes off, the largest estimate is like- ca )y to prove nearest the truth. Aside from N the enormous financial loss involved, these ) figures are shocking to every humane in stinct. : They mean that tens of thousands of cattle have frozen to death in Montana, and that other multitudes have died of starvation, while nearly all that have- sur vived must have suffered cruelly from cold and hunger. The native steers and cows of Montana are wonderfully hardy ani mals, with a knack of keeping alive when the ground is covered with deep snow for weeks at a time, and it may be set down as a certainty that when these half-wild beasts perish by wholesale the exposure and lack of sustenance have been fright ful. It is well that the cattle business of the western ranges must soon be adjusted to new and more civilized conditions. At present it is barbarous to the last degree, and whole herds will continue to die of cold and starvation until the filling up of the country makes it unprofitable to waste land and live stock in the present fashion. -Cleveland Leader. Starving Indians. Miles City special to the Independent: Great destitution exists among the Chey ennes on the Rosebud and Tongue- rivers. It appears from what can be learned that Agent Lpshaw last fall caused Indian beef cattle to be taken over to MIollok's Fork, on the Crow reserve, tistant about thirty miles from the Cheyenne agency, and turned loose. The result is that near ly or quite all of the cattle drifted back to their old range in Wyoming, and even had they not done so it vWould have been an im possibility to have driven them to the agency owing to the depth of snow and is ill advised action on l gs resulted receive any more of the • dians on the ground that when he wa flour he would order it, which act caused the freighters to be idle during the month to December. After the great storm of January 1, Agent Upshaw found he want ed flour, and soon learned that no flour could be hauled through the great depth of snow some sixty-five miles. This is another act of stupidity for which not the faintest shadow of an excuse can be found and at this date the Cheyennes will receive their last ration of flour. They have had no beef nor flour curing the past fifteen days, and the Indians have been, eating their dead ponies and what little meat they could get from the cattle that have died from starvation near their camps. The condition of these Indians calls for an immediate examination and the worse feature remains to be told. Ten Indian babies of.th milis lo Y y red 0 00. f Passing Events. Hannah Battersby, the fattest woman before the public, weighs 728 pounds. She eats a half pound of candy daily. Oliver Wendell Holmes says he was once offered pay for a poem in praise of a certain stove polish, but declined. A Nebraska man who recently died at the age of 102, was shipwrecked many years ago and swam nine miles with a woman on his back. N. 0. Shelnutt, who was hanged until he was almost lifeless, recently, in Jack son county, Ga., says he suffered very lit tle pain by the operation. An odd burglary occurred at Westches ter, N. Y., recently, where thieves stole the forms of a paper which were ready for the press. Newspaper rivalry is the supposed cause. ROYAL M iKI POWDER Absolutely Pure. This Powder never varies. Amarvel ofpurity han the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in coupen'ton with the nmultitudeof lowtest, shor weightalum or phosprte powders. Soldonlyin ae. ons r. Baxye (PowDgB Co.. 107 Wall at.. New York. A. C. LORING, PARIS GIBSON, H. O. CHOWEIf. President. Vice President. Sec, and Treas CATARACT -Mill Company MERCHANT MILLERS. t Manufacturers of the following brands of High Grade Flour t DIAMOND, CATARACT, GOLD DUST, SILVER LEAF, Cash Paid W Wheat. t MILL FEED FOR SALE. Great Falls, - - Mont. Wiliam HMcKay. JameFMcK McKay Brothers, ker Brik, Sto LATH AND SHINGLES. BUILDING Great Falls, the Saw if Desi.d, First National Bank OF FT.BENTON. DIRECTORS: "S . F`Atkisson, R. S. .F1 Send MODEL OR DRAWING. We advise as M 1 8 Patentability free of chrrge: and we CHA a We refer here, to the Postmaster, the Supt.S Money Order Div., and to officials of the U patent Ofice. For circular, advice, terms, a eria l s. references to actual clients in your own States county, write to C. A. SNOW &I Co., - en OppositePatentOffice Washington. D o Al Dpe rossing. Al Dupee Al Dupee RANGE. South Fork Sum River. P. O. Address,Florenee, M.. T. HUBERT MORIN, e ca Cqapenter, Contractor and Bulder. GREAT FALLS, MONTANA Estimate on all kinds of buildings furrished on application Correspondence solicited. Job Work a Specialty. Shop opposite Great Palls Livery Stable. F.ADKINSON, Attorney at Law. Gives Special attention to Business in the U S Land Office, HELENA, MONT. DR. A. F. FOOTE, DENTIST, Broadway, Hena, Mat Mot (Aova $ERALD OMCE) nal Bank MONT. Murplus and Profits - $300 3overnment Deposits Helena, Montana, Eye, Ear and Throat Su ntly attendant upon nd Throat Hospita enna, Berlin, Paris, urg. The eye, ear and thro exclusive practice. S cally fitted to the eve. Nose and;Throat successfully Office-Jackson St. BERT HUY, Architect GREAT FALLs, MONT. g P. ROLFE, Attornoy-at-Law, Special attlntion'given to land entries of a. kinds and to contests in theland office U S Depuat MIlral Surveyor Helena and Great Falls F S Goss, RAvel - Soutb Ferk P: 4 Address lIoreaxce Owmer of fel-