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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE.
YOL. 2. GREAT FALLS, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1887. NO 48. GRADERS STRIKE. The Graders on Kirkendall & Mc Cune's Work go out on a Strike. Last Saturday fifteen or twenty graders employed on Kislendall & McCune's con tract about six miles above this place, re fused to go to work unless a Chinaman who had just been employed as cook, was discharged. W. P. Reed, the superinten. dent, told them they could do as they choose, but the Chinaman would be re tained. Accordingly the above number of aggrieved ones called for their time, and also stated that they would make it exceed ingly sultry for the balance of the crew that proposed to go to work. The dough ty Reed Informed them that they could begin hostilities without further notice, and that he would offer himself as the first subject for sacrifice. The malcontents sized up the situation at a glance and hur ridly withdrew, witnout carrying into ex ecution their threats. "They Failed to Agree. The jury in the variety theatre case, against the proprietor of the Arion variety theatre in Butte, after being out twenty hours failed to agree, and were discharged. There seems to be a wide difference of opinion between our ablest attorneys re garding the constitutionality of this varie ty bill, passed by the last legislature. It is more than probable that after the lapse of a few months the law will join forces with the many other dead ones in our statute books. We believe the enactment of the law, premature, and the closing up of variety halls will lead those whom it was destined to assist and protect, to oth er haunts more objectionable. Is it the Manitoba? Portland Hews: Preliminary surveys have been made from Farmington to Mul len in the COur d'Alene country and from Farmington to Spokane, for the Washing ton & Idaho Railroad company. A prac tical route has been found around the south and east sides of the Cceur d'Alene lake, thence along Ceur d'Alene and South Fork rivers to Mullen, near the Idaho and Montana boundary. It is be lieved that this work has been done by the St. Paul & Manitoba system, although ac cording to one report the Oregon River & Navigation is behind the Washington & Idaho line. From Mullen it is easy to ex tend along St. Regis river and up the Mis soula river to Missoula, where St. Paul & Manitoba surveyors were reported to be recently. Try it and See. The Butte Inter Mountain mentions the sow ing of grain here by the Townsite Co., as "a nov ol procedure" for a townsite company. If we understand the matter aright, the company mean to show that grain can be produced on our bench lands without irrigation, and they will do it Great Falls Tribune. It is supposed that the lots were used for oats to keep some of the land in use. Lice Stock Journal. The Journal's editor is undoubtedly a novice, and likewise a pilgrim. We come about as near making use of the land in Great Falls as any other town in Montana does and imagine that if the author of the above bright paragraph would purchase a front foot on Central avenue, his bank ac count would size up remarkable close to the size of the solid matter enclosed in his cranium. Sensational Rottenness. A Fort Benton dispatch to ths Ino4,," dent says: Blood Indians from the Northwect Ter ritories are on a murderous and horse stealing raid on the American side of the line. Range and ranchmen are aroused, and if troops cannot repel them will or ganize and fight them.--Pioraer Pros. The above is a sample of the senseless balderdash which at intervals emanates from some demented unfortunate in Ben ton, and its sensational attributes are suf ficient to make it a choice piece of news for every paper in the United States. As it is copied from one paper by another, it is generally intensified, and in a very Ghort time a mountain is made out of a mole hill. One would imagine after reading t the above, that Northern Montana was on the eve of a bloody scalp lifting battle with the whole Indian nation, and no doubt the c people of the east truly believe such to be the case, while in fact the few Indian pau pers who live in the Northwest are as harmless as turtle doves, so far as the tak- e ing of human life is concerned. Once in d a while a party of adventureous bucks t will go out and steal a few caynses that s are too lazy to make an effort to get away, a but this is the extent of their blood-thirsty l depredations. c Particularly at this time, while Montana is attracting favorable attention in the east, f the springing of such senseless and lying slush is to be deprecated. Eastern peo pie do not stop to consider that Montana is an empire within herself, but rush to the conclusion that the whole populace of the territory are resting on their arms, awaiting the onslaught of the paint be smeared and feather bedecked demons of the plains. Many will be deterred from a contemplated visit to our fair country after reaaing the Benton special rottenness. We will offer as a reward of merit to any Indian in the Northwest, a ton of red paint and a breechclout, if he will lift the scalp of the Benton sensationalist and scrape the inner cavity of his cranium with a case knife, and report to this office what he found. Serious If Reliable. Dispatches from Anaconda during the early part of the present week stated that a conspiracy had developed in that place to seize upon the extensive works of the Anaconda company and destroy them, to gether with the town. The authorities immediately took measures to quell the rising storm. The sixty stand of arms of the disbanded military company of the camp were quietly secreted beyond the reach of the disturbers, the seizure of which was a part of their program. Other measures of an effective nature were at once put in force, and the malcontents were awed into silence and submission. The trouble arose over the reduction of wages by the smelting company. Manitoba Mention. Devils Lake (Dak.) Inter-Oeean. Several car loads of stock passed through here early yesterday morning to be used on the railroad grade. Over 1,000 men have passed through this city for the west this week. Most all of them will work on the railroad exten sion. Sam Dodd came in fro~m Minot yester day. Before leaving he dispatched a mail and express wagon to Ft. Assinnaboine, where the Manitoba surveyors are now at work on preliminary lines. Assinnaboine is'over five hundred miles from Minot. Work Elgun. Pioneer Press: Tomorrow morning April 7, the Manitoba will begin laying rails from Rugby Junction to Battineau, Dak., a distance of forty miles. The grade -is already completed, and all the materials are on the ground ready for use. It isthe intention to have the line completed and in operation by the 15th of June. Things are going on lively at Minot. Two hun dred teams are now at work there, and be fore thirty days 3,0008teams and an army of men will be at work on the Montana extension. A Novel Club. A novelty in the.way of a club is that of the Sun River Hound Club, organized at Fort Shaw last week with tie following officers and directors: Ben Rumley, J. H. Shepherd, J. Laird, Frank 1). Cooper and Lake Ulm: Ben Rumley, president and manager, and J. H. Shepherd, Secretary and treasurer. The object of the club is the extermination of cayotes and wolves from the ranges, and for this purpose ten Scotch deer hounds have been purchased and are on their way from Colorado. A New Enterprise. A gentleman arrived here a few days since of a speculative -turn of mind, who contemplates erecting a club-house on the river bank, providing satisfactory arrange ments can be made. He proposes to erect a building suitable for the purpose, with bathing and swimming accommodations. Should the outlook be favorable, he will also place a small steam yacht upon the river for the use of pleasure parties. Unjustly Severe. Gen. Williamson, agent of the Crow In idians, is carrying affairs with a high hand. lHe has recently instituted a crusade against the settlers in the Yellowstone valley, who from necessity have gone on to the reservation for timber. Nine ar rests have been made upon the order of Williamson, and he has ordered every white man off the reservation who is not connected with the agency. The Eldorado Ditch. Charles McIntyre, of McIntyre Bros., is engaged in running the line of the El dorado canal. The contract has been let to William Bruce, and a force of teams started for Choteau Monday last to com mence work. We are informed that a large force will be kept at work until the canal is completed. Phil. Gerlach has a quality of states flour for sale; also fresh bread every day. THE BELT CREEK ROAD. A Large and Enthusiastic Meeting Held at Neihart to Devise Means f to Complete it. A meeting of the citizens of Neihart was called for' Tuesday evening March 29, f 1887, to consider what action should be 1 taken by the people in building the bridges on the county road down Belt creek, be tween the mouth of Harley creek and P ayne's ranch. Pursuant to the call, a large majority of the resl en-me at the store of Anderson Bros. & r$urg dt. The meeting was called to order at 8 o'clock p. m. Mr. Ernest Grenier was elected chair man and Mr. John C. E. Barker secretary. Mr. Thomas A. Wall chairman of the board of county commissionors of Meagh er county, who was present by request, notified the meeting that in the present state of the road fund the commissioners did not feel justified in taking the whole burden of building the required bridges, but had agreed at their last meeting to appropriate $2,500 to help toward build mg said bridges should the residents of Neihart do the balance of the work. Mr. P. Walsh moved that a treasurer be elect ed to take charge of a subscription list to make up the balance required, and that a superintendant of work be also elected to superintend the erection of the bridges, also a committee of three trustees to attend to the proper disbursement of the funds so raised-carried. Moved by Mr. Larry Neihart that the treasurer do furnish bond in an amount equal to the sum entrused to him--carried. Mr. Wm. Mueller was duly elected treasurer, and Mr. Adam Hamilton was elected superintendant. Moved by Mr. T. Walsh that the chair ap point the trustees--carried. The chair appointed as trustees Messrs. Gust Okerman, George Johnson and John C. E. Barker. Moved by Mr. Wall that the bridges be built of a model similar to the one near the concentrator mill of the Neihart Im provement company, viz., truss bridges of a span of 35 or 40 feet--carried. Mr. Chas. Crawford moved that bridges No. 7, 8,17 an !18, be replaced by grade avoiding the < ossing of tue creek at those points and also do away with their other bridges, numbers not given at the lower end of the road which can be avoided in the same way-carried. Moved by Winm. McQueen that the trustees examine the road and decide what bridges can be re placed by grades, height of bridges above water level and other questions of detail -carried. M.oved by Mr. T. A Wall that the bridges have no less than five stringers twelve inches'in diameter at the small end laid with inverted butts and that when such timbers are not obtainable, seven stringers be used, no less than nine inches in diam eter at the small end and llaced in the same way-carried. Moved by Mr. P. Walsh that the bridges and approaches be covered with poles no less than four and a half inches at the small end and hewed so as to be placed close together. Amended by Mr.George Spencer to have poles five inches at the small end. Motion as amended by Spencer carried. Moved by Mr. Neihart that the road bed be fourteen feet wide and the poles cover ing sixteen feet wide-carried. Moxed that the subscription list be now opened--carried. Moved by the chair that each trustee carry a subscription list and remit said subscriptions to the treasurer-carried. Mr. Crawford rsked the chairman of the board of county commissioners when the $2,500 meutiuned by him at the beginning of the meeting would be paid oircr., Mr. T. A. W\all, chairman of the board, answered that the Commissioners had agreed to pay $2,500 at their December meeting; but if the road was completed by their June meeting, they would issue county warrants for the same. Mr. Wall here explained, that before the creation of Fergus county the road fund of Meagher county amounted to about $8,000, but that the division of the county would reduce said fund to about $6,000, and out of that amount the Commissioners were willing to appropriate $2,500 toward the completion of the road, but that, in justice to other parts of the county, they could not appro priate more; that, in addition to that amount, people in Benton had subscribed $500 towards the building of the road; that he had already expended $250 on the road;- thathe still had $250 on hand, which he will give in work, and furnish his bull outfit to work said amount on the road. Tq a question asked by Mr. P. Walsh, as to wlhatarralgements could be made to pay off men who leave or should be dis charged before the completion of the work, Mr. Wall answered that he would call a special meeting of the Commission ers, to see what can be done to raise ad vances for the treasurer to draw against; he would also like to see the trnutees pres ent at the meeting, to confer with the County Commissioners. A motion that the trustees be requested to attend the special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, as suggested by Mr. Wall, was carried. A motion by Mr. Okerman, that the secretary be instructed to correspond with the non-residents who own mines in this camp and request their help in the present undertaking, was carried; as was also one, by the same gentleman, to request the County Commissioners to instruct the Road Supervisor to do as much work as possible on that particular part of the road. The chairman of the board answered that the Supervisor would be so instructed. Moved, by Mr. P. Walsh, that a copy of these proceedings be forwarded to the GREAT FALLS TRUIBUE, the River Press, and the Rocky Mountain Husbandman. Carried. A motion by Mr. Wm. McQueen, that the secretary be instructed to correspond with Messrs. T. E. Collins, Charles E. Conrad, J. R. Wilton, and P. Gibson, ask ing them to receive subscriptions towards the completion of the road, was carried; as was also one to correspond with Judge M. Larkin and Mr. Ford, of Otter Creek, for the same object. Moved that the wages paid in this work be $3 per day for men and $6 per day for a team of two horses and a driver. Car ried. Moved that hired work and supplies be paid out of the fund, and the balance, if any, be divided pro rata among the sub scribers of work. Carried. Moved that the superintendent of work issue time checks, to be approved by the trustees and paid by the treasurer. Car ried. Moved, by Mr. Charles Crawford, that work on the road be commenced at once. Carried. A vote of thanks was tendered Messrs. Anderson & Burghardt for the use of their premises, and the meeting adjourned. JoHN C. E. BARKER, Secretary. The lots now offered for sale by the Great Falls Water Power & Land Com pany embrace only the principal business streets ot the town, with a few streets and avenues on either side. We understand it is the intention of the company to throw open for sale, to mechanics and laboring men, at very reasonable prices, one of the most attractive portions of the townsite. This will undoubtedly be done soon after the railroad machine shops are located and the place for the dam and canals is defin_ itely fixed upon. We are assured that th policy of the company will be broad and liberal, and that it will do all in its power to make Great Falls the cheapest place in the West in which to live. A transaction in real estate at Great Falls which occurred here last week would seem to indicate that property at that place was advancing rapidly. Our fellow-towns man, P. H. Maloney, and Hon. T. E. Col lins, of Fort Benton, purchased a two-third interest in a couple of unoccupied lots in Great Falls of J. W. Dunham and Wm. Coates for $4,000. This property is ad mirably located and, if the place ever makes a town, will become very valuable. Messrs. Collins and Maloney expect to build later in the season.-Hus.bandman. Thl)irst trip of the tri-weekly coach to be operated between this point and Hel ena will be made this week, and is ex pected to arrive here either to-day or to morrow. The " extra" will start from either end of the line every alternate morning, and will meet at Flat Creek, where they will lay ever night, reaching their respective destinations-the following day. This will prove a great convenience to the traveling public, and one which they will no doubt appreciate. A fellow who has been in town for a week or two drinking heavily, says he was drugged and robbed in one of the saloons. His tale was too gauzy and would notbear investigation. He was suffering with a mild attack of jim james when he made the accusation, no doubt. S. C. Atkinson, while visiting the lower falls, in company with a number of friends last Sunday, accidentally fell from a rock, a distance of 40 feet, over a precipice. Fortunately, he escaped with a few bruises, and returned to Helena on Mon day's n osch. Engineer Herron and Supt. Reed of the i M. C. were in own one day this week. 1 The latter gentleman was looking for men to take the place of the strikers. See his advertisement in another column. Dr. H. H. Wayne. I Eye ear and throat specialist of Helena will be professionally at the Park -Hotel, at Great Falls, on Friday and Saturday May 13 and 14. tf To the Public. You will find at my store afineand nob by line of samples for sustom suits. Call and examine and leave your order. HA&RIs, The Clothier. j Wanted. Men wanted to work on the M. C. rail road grade. Apply at camp, six miles above Great Falls. KImKNDALL & MCCUI.. For Rent. After May 20, a business building cor ner 4th St. and Central ave., now occupied by a dry goods store. Address, H. A. Fry, lock box, 222, Ft. Benton, Mont. Bishop Brewer's Appointments. Augusta, May 15. Ft. Shaw and Sun River, May 22. Great Falls, May 29. Ft. Assinahoine, June 5. Ft. Benton June 12. Advertised Letters. Following is the list of letters remaining uncallei for in the postoffice at Great Falls April 16, 1887, parties calling for these letters will please say "advertised." Doig John Dcba BRena Harris W. P. Campbell Newman Nilson N. Y. Sillette Hanlon Roach Patrick W. Nilson Jacob Remand Damas Rodeman E. W. Lennevold Hans O. Beach S. A. Knights of Pythias. Following is the list of officers of the recently organized K. of P. lodge of this place. W. S. Wetzel-P. C. H. Ringwald-C. C. C. M. Webster-V. C. Gee. W. Taylor--Prelate. Geo. Pugh-K. of R. and S. J. K. Clark-M. Ex. C. W. P. Wren-M. G. A. E. Dickerman-M. A. Wm. Albrecht-I. G. E. V. Rubottom-O. G. Auction Sale. T. W. Murphy will 6aer at-public auc tion, on Thursday, April 21, 1887, the fol lowing described property: One top buggy. One side and end spring wagon. One 29 Bain wagon. One set of heavy Concord work harness. Three set of fine Concord buggy har ness. Four fine driving horses. The sale will take place in front of Great Falls livery stable at 2 o'clock on the day above mentioned. Wonderful Results. NEIIIAiT, April 11th, 1887. Editor Tribune: Our large concentrator, the property of the Hudson Mining Co., also owners of the Mountain Chief mine here, has been recently completed and was started up Saturday on ore for the first time with wonderful results. They ran through 18 tons of ore in two hours. The plant is in tended for a capacity of 100 tons, but Mir. Klein, their able foreman, says after their Saturday's test that it has a capacity at least of 150 tons per day of that kind of ore. They have been running some, both yesterday and to-day with very satisfactory results. It is claimed the loss in treat ment does not exceed 5 per cent. The outlook for the camp is now very bright. Yours truly, 11. D. BRona.IRDT. Mail Contracts. Washington special: Among the Star Route mail contracts made today, were those in Montana. Butte to Burlington-W. H. Pease, $690. Fort Benton to Highwood-J. A. Baker, $293. Fort Shaw to St. Peter-D. S. Bailor, $398. Johnstown to Great Falls-W. H. Pease, $180. Martinsdale to Ubet-W. Jones, $472. Rosebud to Younger-D. S. Mallor, $193. Wickes to Gregory-H. Woodworth, $240. Winnecook to Merin--H. Warner, $175. Chas. LaPage of Choteau, was in town this week. Ed. Lippincott, jr., of Augusta, has been in town several days this week. M. Harris, our popular clothier, left for Helena yesterday and will be absent one week. Elder Comfort and Rev. Little, of Bu~ River, held services here last Thursday evening. The Excelsior Meat Co., have placed a neat sign over the door of their place of business. The I. 0. . F. order of =(hoteau will gve a ball on the evening of.ApriR 2$. We acknowledge receipt.a.alt.atýIo