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Historical Society of Montana. hrittpipit LIVINGSTON, MONTANA, SATURDAY, 'V FEBRUARY 14,1885. PRICE 10 CENTS fpringjshro tSntnprta. LIVINGSTON, - MONTANA. WEIGHT & HENDRY, - Publishers. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1885. ■UBSCRirTIOX bates—payable in advance. One year.....................................$3 50 Six months................................... 2 00 Three months................................ 1 25 Single copies................................. 10 Miss Jennie A. Henderson is authorized to re eeive and receipt for subscriptions to the Weekly Ekterprire at Mammoth Hot Springs. ADVERTISING RATES. SPACE. 1 1 1 time. 4 times. 8 times. One Inch.. 1$ 1 50 3 75 5 75 Two Inch.. 2 75 e oo 9 00 Three Inch. 3 75 8 50 11 50 Fear Inch . 4 50 10 50 15 00 Quer. Col.. 6 00 13 50 19 00 Half Col... 9 50 23 00 35 00 One Col.... 15 00 36 00 [ 56 00| 8 7 50 10 50: TERRITORIAL OFFICERS. Governor—B. Platt Carpenter, nelena. Secretary— .lohn S. Tooker, Helena. Delegate to Congress—Martin Maginnis, Helena. Audijor— J. P. Woolman, Helena. Treasurer—D. II. Weston, Helena. Superintendent of Public Instruction Gome* lius Hedges, Helena. Attornev-Ueneral— J. A. Johnston, Helena. District Attorney— 1st District — H. N. Blake, ^ District Attorney—2d District—W. Y. Pember *°Dlstrict Attorney—3d District—J. A. Johnston, U Chief Justice—D S. Wade, Helena. Associate Justice-W. J. Galbraith, Deer Lodge, John Coburn, Bozeman. U 8. District Attorney—J. M. DeWitt, Butte. U. 8. Marshal—Alex. C. Botkin, Helena Surveyor-General—John S. Harris, Helena. Clerk 1st District Court— Theo. Muffly, Virginia Dlty. Clerk 2d District Court— R. L. D&viflj Deer L Clerk 3d District Court-A. H. Beattie, Helena. Collector of Internal Revenue— T. P. Fuller, Selena. „ . _ Collector of Customs—T. A. Cummings, Ben °?T 8 Assaver— R. B. Harrison, Helena. Register o\ U. S. Land Office, at Helena—Fran ts Adkinson. GALLATIN COUNTY. Sheriff—A. J. Edsall, Bozeman. Treasurer—Ed. F. Ferris, Bozeman. Probate Judge—C. S. Hartman, Bozeman. County Clerk and Recorder-James Gourley. Assessor-T. P. McDonald, Livingston. County Superintendent of schools—Miss Adda 1. Hamilton, Bczeman. coroner— R. D. Alton, M. D.. Livingston. County Commissioners—8. L. Holliday, LH ngston; W. II. Tracy, West Gallatin Mon [orton, East Gallatin. _ „ J. P., Livingston Precinct—R . VV . Hanson, M. Constables—John Winnett, J. Cornwell. JOHN A. SAVAGE, JOHN H ELDER, Notary Public. N• P- Land Agent. gAVAGE & ELDER, rroRNEYS at Law and Real Estate Agents Practice in all the Courts of the Territory. Main street. _ „ ,, ~ Livingston, M. T. ;es FOWLIE, attorney ounsclor at Law. Practices in all the courts e territory. Notary Public. Real Estate ollection office. „ ___ t ;e—Main 8t., near P. O., Livin gston, Mont. JJOBERT D. ALTON, M. D. Surgeon Northern Pacipic R. ft. Co. QEORGE HALDORN, attorney at law. LIVINGSTON, - - MONTANA. T\ B. PERRY, * PHYSICAN AND SURGEON. LIVINGSTON, - MONTANA. Leave orders at P. O. drug store. j tvr. c. a. McNulty, ** DENTIST. AH kinds of dental work done. Office opposite post-office. Bank of Livingston STEBBINS, MUND & CO., Livingston, - * Montan« Transacts a GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. Exchange on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. Interest Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. Collections made a specialty. Correspond* ence solicited. associated banks. Stebblns, Mirnd & Co., Miles City. Stebblns, Mund & Co., Billings. Stebblns, Conrad & Co., Buffalo, Wyo'g Merchants National Bank^Ieadwood, D. T. Stebblns, Mund & Fox, Central, D. T. Stebbins, Fox * Co, Spearfish, D. T. A. L. LOVE Cashier. SECOND HAND Printing Office, Nearly New, FOR SALE CHEAP Th« material consists of one Washing ton Hand Press, one Pearl Job Press, with Type, Stones, Etc., in quantity to •uit purchaser. Address, WRIGHT & HENDRY, LIVINGSTON, M. T. I I NEWS OF THE WEEK. Cardinal McCabe, of Kingston, Ireland, is dead. Gen. Tuttle of Iowa is reccommended to be governor of Wyoming to succeed the late Gov. Hale. The labor unions of Canada are crusad ing against Chinese and pauper immigra tion to that country. Timothy Sheehan, of Albert Lea, Min nesota, has been appointed Indian agent at White Earth, Minn., Richard Short, who stabbed Capt. Phe lan in O'Donovan Rossa's office, has been released on $3,000 bail. The leaders of the Oklahoma boomers who were arrested were discharged, no witnesses appearing against them. Orthodox readers will be pleaded to learn that Bob Ingcrsoll will soon go to Europe to remain about five years. A bill granting the right of suffrage to women has passed the lower house of the legislature of Dakota and will probably become « law. Lake Ontario at Hamilton, is frozen ten miles out from the shore, and the ice is strong enough for teaming. Such a thing is unprecedented. A gorge and flood on the upper Snake river, at Riparia, Washington, destroyed a considerable amount of paoperty, includ ing boats belonging to the O. R. & N. On Saturday last Sam Morris a negro at Weimar, jTcxas, was taken from the cala boose by a mob and hanged to a tree for the outrage of a 13-year-old white girl. Because the management of the New Orleans Exposition delayed issuing passes to exhibitors a riot nearly ensued. The management claims that the delay was unavoidable. Three boilers in the starch works of the Firmenich manufacturing company of Peoria, 111., exploded on the 8th inst., kill ing three persons and causing a loss to the property of $100,000. Near Creston, Iowa, on Monday last on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail road, two coaches and a sleeper were de railed killing three passengers and serious ly injuring eight others. Little Shell, chief of the Turtle moun tain Chippewas, is in Washington, to try and get a recognition of what he claims to be the right of his tribe to all the northern portion of Dakota. It is stated as a fact that Senator Bayard of Delewarc has been officially tendered the position as secretary of state in Cleve lands cabinet. He has been allowed a week for consideration and it is believed he will accept. A friend of Gen. Gordon in London says that Gordon had a presentiment be fore going to Khartoum that he would never return and went so far as to divide his trinkets and mementoes among his personal friends. Lee Linn, editor of the Wabash (Ind.) Courier, on Saturday, shot and killed Wil liam Hickey. Hickey was lying in wait to assault Linn, when the latter shot the former twice through the brest. Linn was not arresed. It is probable that before the expira tion of his term, President Arthur will call an extra session of congress beginning March 4th, to enable President Cleveland to make his cabinet nominations and ob tain confirmations. One of the periodical revolutions that overtake the Spanish-American republics is now convulsing Panama. The city is under martial law and the president of the republic has assumed charge of the national troops to suppress the uprising. The marriage of the Prince of Colonna and Miss Eva Mackay was celebrated on Thursday last. Mr. Morton, American Minister, and Due Decazes acted as wit nesses for the bride, and Prince Doria per formed a similar office for the bridegroom. Mr. Michael Davitt is seeking to pre sent an address to the Pope justifying the action of the Catholic Irish Nationalists. The Vatican is unwilling to]negotiate with Davitt; eminent persons, however, are try ing to procure him an audience with the Pope. President-elect Cleveland and Daniel Manning were entertained at Greystone last Sunday by Samuel J. Tilden. Dem ocrats will consider Cleveland's visit to "the Sage" as another of the omens of a sound administration by their chosen president. American capitalists are arranging for the formation of an abbatoir company with a capital of $1,000,000. The inten tion of the promoters' scheme is to slaugh ter American hogs in Canada and thus get arouud the present prohibitory legislation of Germany. Glenmore Todd of Burlington, N. J., was arrested in Philadelphia Saturday last and, in default of $10,000 bail, com mitted to Movamesing prison on a charge of the embezzlement of $150,000 from the Provident Life and Trust Company of Philadelphia. Five workmen, in repairing a bridge over the Susquehana at Havre de Grace, Md., were thrown down by the breaking of a scaffold. The fall was fifty feet, and all went through the ice into the river. Two were drowned, and three were rescu ed in a precarious condition. A Wooster, Ohio, special of the 10th inst says : At Shrieve last night Wilbur Peters, a jilted lover, shot and fatally wounded Laura Chester, just as she was i ^rving the roller rink. He then placed the revolver to his head and blew his brains out. The affair created intense ex citement. A Berlin dispatch of the 7th inst says: Reinsdorf and Reuchler, the anarchists, who were sentenced to death some weeks ago by the imperial court at Leipsig for attempting to cause the death of tiie Em peror and other royal persons at the Nei derwald celebration, were executed at 8 o'clock this morning at Halle. The exe cution, which took place in the prison, was by sword. MONTANA NEWS. A Chinaman named Charley Lum Fung was recently married at Missoula to Miss Sophia Walton, a half-breed Indian girl. The Crow Tribe consists of 3,123 per sons in 514 lodges governed by 26 chiefs. Plenty Coos is the principal chief; he rules 47 lodges. Assays show that the slag years ago dumped about the old Helena smelter contains $200 worth of silver to the ton. The process by which smelting was done at that establishment was not remarkable for economy. Walter Tilliver, a Rosebud cowboy, while fooling with a 44 calibre pistol a few days ago accidentally shot himself in the right leg just above the knee, shatter ing the ferner bone so badly as to render amputation necessary. Argus: The Maginnis mill is new run ning on ore from the Oro Cache. Both oscillators are in operation during the day shift and will be run continually as soon as the volume of water will permit. The output of gold will then reach if not ex ceed $25,000 per month. J. R. Holden of Dillon was detected in the act of stealing. He was arrested and a search of his lodgings revealed and im mense miscellaneous collection of articles which had been stolen around town. He stole about $160 from the postoffice by means of a duplicate key to the safe. Frank Farmer a prominent and wealthy ranchmen of Chotcau county was found dead on the prairie between Choteau and Dupuyer. He had evidently died of heart disease a fatal spasm of which had been brought on by the violent exertion of tramping a path for his horse through a heavy snow drift. Divorces In Montana. The Dillon Tribune is crusading against the system of Montana law and practice by which divorces are granted with such ease and dispatch. It cites a number of instances in its section of 'he country. A number could be cited from Gallatin county. The case of I. D. McCutcheon is notorious and need not be re-capitulated. Not very long ago a courtesan from one of the towns in this county applied for a divorce from her brutal pimp of a husband. The presiding judge heard the the case and then refused to grant the de cree unless it was shown that the plaintiff was a woman of decency and respectabil ity. The plaintiff's attorney was non plussed for a moment but rallied short ly and asked time to produce the required evidence. This was allowed and when the case was again called two toughs took the stand and swore to their long and intimate acquaintance with the plaintiff and their knowledge of her many virtues as a woman and a leader in society. The decree of divorce was promptly issued. The tradition of a unique divorce granted in this county comes down from the days of early settlement. A justice of the peace, who had more sense of the impor tance of his position than knowledge of its powers, united two apparently happy hearts with a matrimonial knot. A few months later the husband became disgust ed with his bargain and went to the judge who had performed the ceremony and ap plied for relief. The obliging officer, nothing doubting his jurisdiction, heard the complaint and without delay wrote out an order undoing the marriage cere mony which he had performed—a divorce which all parties concerned considered ef fectual. _____ Great Storm. A tremendous snow storm came down upon a great area of the northern and mid dle states this week, beginning on Monday. All the railroads running south and east from Chicago were blockaded and for three days traffic was practically sus pended. The storm was followed by in tense cold. Whole train loads of cattle, sheep and hogs blockaded by the snow were frozen to death before they could be moved or relieved. Iowa, Illinois, Mich igan, Indiana and Ohio were visited by the worst effects of the storm while states bordering on them were not so complete ly buried. While the middle states were visited by snow the Atlantic slope suffered from a heavy rain that swelled the streams broke up ice and in many places caused disastrous floods. Chinese Gordon. Charles George Gordon, major-general in the English army, Egyptian governor general of the province of Soudan, who is supposed to have been put to death or to have fallen fighting when El Mahdi cap tured Khartoum has been one of the most remarkable men of his tine. The story of his life if ever fully written will be a volume of thrilling interest. The follow ing are the central points of his biography. He was bom at Woolwich, England, Jan uary 28,1833. His fatherand a long line of ancestors before him were military officers and two of his brothers were of the same profession. He entered the Royal Military Academy when he was in his fif teenth year and less than fivi years later was gazetted a second lieuteiant. In 1855 he first breathed the atmoqihere of war. On the first day of that year he landed at Balaclava and took active part in the Cri mean war then in progress. He was chiefly employed on engineeringduty and, m even that unpropitious department for the display of gallantry or ability, won a recommendation for promotior and was decorated with the Cross of tbe Legion of Honor. Ho won his first lieutenancy and after the conclusion of the treaty which closed that war was detailed to assist the commission that traced the new Moldavian boundary under the treaty award. In 1859 he was made a captain and in the year following took part m the English operations against China which placed European forces within the wails of Pekin. At the conclusion of this campaign sur veying work detained him in China. Meanwhile he was promoted to the rank of major. The Taeping insurrection was then in full sway in the Chinese provinces around Shanghai and the English govern ment was asked to detail one of its officers to take charge of the Chinese forces for its suppression. Major Gordon was recom mended and entered upon the work in 1863—when just thirty years of age. His "Ever Victorious Army" consiited of from 3,000 to 5,000—it varied at various times —with which to defeat a horde of rebels. His officers were mostly European or American; so were those of the insurgent army. A writer has thus summarized Gordon's work: "During the sixteen months the Ever Victorious Army wa9 campaigning under his guidance, it had taken four cities and a dozen more strong places, fought innumerable battles, put hors du combat numbers of the enemy, moderately estimated at fifteen times its own, and finding the rebellion vigorous and aggressive, had left it at its last gasp, confined to the ruined capital of the usurp er." Gordon won the highest rank in the Chinese army and from the world the nickname of "Chinese" Gordon which he has ever since retained. From 1865 to 1871 he was employed at Gravesend in improving the defenses of the Thames. While there he devoted his super-exuber ant activity and natural benevolence to many charitable works and became great ly beloved by the lower classes. In the last named year he was sent to the Danube to superintend work for the improvement of its navagability. Three years later the Khedive of Egypt wanted a governor for his Equatorial province whic'a comprised the whole basin of the Nile from Gondo koro to its source. His duties were not only to govern the turbulent tribes who laughed at control but to suppress the slave-trade which just then scandalized sensitive European nations. He adminis tered affairs eighteen months. During that time he mapped the White Nile from Khartoum to its source ; he gave to the slave trade of that region a deadly blow ; he restored peace and confidence among the Nile tribes so that they freely traded their products; he opened water commu nication along the whole distance that the Nile ran through his province ; he estab lished peaceful relations with Mtesa, the most warlike of the black kings whose tribes border the Nile valley ; he estab lished government posts with safe com munication between them ; lie created a revenue without oppression; he proved himself an administrator as well as a mil itary officer. After a brief holiday in 1877 he was again commissioned by the Khedive, governor-general of the Soudan— a vast region extending from the Sahara to the Red Sea and from Egypt proper to or south of the equator—a country swarming with hostile tribes, and bristlug with al most insurmountable natural barriers. During three years he rushed back and forth over that vast region, now fighting, now administering affairs, bmging order out of chaos, until, disgusted with some limi tation of his power imposed by the Khedive, he resigned the thanklass post and returned to England, physically brok en down. In 1881 he was appointed pri vate secretary to the vice-regent of India but resigned without service; in the same year he mediated between China and Rus sia to the benefit of tho former; in 1882 he went to Capeland, Southern Africa, to terminate the war then existing between the colonists and interior tribes but quar reled with the slow-moving colonial gov ernment and quickly returned. Just then El Mahdi or the False Prophet ot the Soudan had reached the acme of his pow er and was lo ginning to cast bis shadow not only over Egypt but also on her a English protectors. The whole Soudanese population was ranged under his banners and the 30,000 Egyptian and European military or civil residents in that region were in imminent danger. England after much vacillation directed Egypt to aban don the Soudan and withdraw her troops. Yielding to public sentiment Chinese Gordon (who by this time had reached the rank of major-general) m as asked to go and take command of the proposed withdrawal. On the 18th of January, 1884, he embarked from London on his errand. On the morning of February 18th following he reached Khartoum, the capital of Soudan. For a few days it was heard how he revolutionized things in that insurgent city—how he released prisoners, issued proclamations that rallied many rebel chiefs to his side—but since then little has been «known of him except that he was beleagured in Khartoum by a mighty horde of Arabs and repeatedly sortied upon them from the walls. He constantly called upon the English gov ernment for succor and the English people as constantly clamored that he be relieved. But not until September 27th last was vacillation changed into resolution when Lord Wolseley's expedition embarked for Khartoum. Hicks and his command had in the meantime been utterly destroyed and Baker's and Col. Stewart's detach ments badly decimated. Wolseley's force progressed slowly toward their goal. On the 16th of January last Gen. Stewart had the first fight of the campaign and a few days later was wounded in another battle. On the 28th Gen. Wilson reached Khar toum and found it in the hands of the Mahdi and the doleful news "Khartoum has fallen" was sent to the world. Gen. Gordon is believed to be dead. He was a great man, though it is doubtful if lie could ever have attained greatness outside the particular line of action which mark ed his life. He demanded absolute power _such as he possessed in China and in Africa—to display his peculiar ability. He is described as having been of a pecu liarly restless temperament—impulsive as a child—irascible and irritable to a degree of eccentricity—devout by times as a puritan and at others a madman in his dis plays of angry diabolism. But he was brave and indefatigable, a good general, a good diplomat and a good administrator -,-a great man but a very peculiar one. Decided Against Botkin. A Washington telegram of tbe 9th says: The senate judiciary committee made quick work ©f the objections to E. A. Kreidler's confirmation as the successor of Marshal Botkin of Montana. The nomi nation was referred to the committee last Tuesday, and they sent to the attorney general for all the papers in the two sets of charges made against Marshal Botkin, receiving them the next day. To-day they decided to report in favor of Kreid ler. The sub-committce, to whom the papers in the case were referred, went over them carefully in detail and found the charges sustained. Their conclusion was fully related to the committee and no dissent was made. The Wisconsin sena tors will make an effort to obtain another chance for Botkin when the matter comes up in the senate, but have little hope of success. __ Counting the Electoral Vote. On the 11th inst. Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks were formally de clared elected president and vice-presi dent of tbe United States for the term be gining Mardi 4th next. It should be re membered that in December last the elec tors of each state met in their respective capitals and cast their votes. The votes so cast were sealed and sent to Senator Edmunds president of the senate and by him kept in a safe place until Wednesday last at noon. The senate and bouse then met in joint session. Senators Hoar and Pendleton were appointed tellers on behaif of the senate and Cary and Keifer for the lower house. Senator Edmunds then read off the votes and when they were counted announced the election Cleve land and Hendricks amid the wild ap plause of the distinguished audience. Situation in tbe Soudan. It has been ascertained that Gen. Gor don was undoubtedly killed when Khar tomn was taken. The date of the capture of that city by the Arabs was the 20th or 27th of Januarary—one or two days be fore the English troops arrived. The Maluli's troops gained access to the walled city by treachery, and soon raised a great tumult. Gordon went upon the streets to ascertain the cause of the disturbance and was stabbed in the back and fell dead. A fearful massacre of the garrison then followed. The Egytians fled but were pursued, captured and put to deatli with fiendish tortures. Dead bodies were mu tilated in a manner too horrible to de scribe, and Egyptian women were treated with the most shameful and degrading in dignities. The night after the capture was spent by the Arabs in a carnival of blood and debauchery. Meanwhile the English troops in Soudan are having con stant fighting. Gen. Earle was killed a few days ago at Korti. Such troops as are now in Africa are being hurried for ward and preparations are being made to send a strong additional force from Eng in a in a land. Negotiations are progressing between Italy and England forco-operation m Afri ca .Italy offers to occupy strategic points while England masses lier troops in the Soudan. The offer will probably be accept ed, though it is difficult to understand what Italy is to make out of the agree ment. Wholesale Cremation. Eighteen raving maniacs burned to death on the night of the 11th, in the in sane department of the Blackley Alms house, near Philadelphia. There were abont 100 lunatics in the building, ol whom most were violent, confined in cells. How the fire originated is not known, but the alarm was given by an insane patient, and when the attendants were aroused the flames had made great headway and, the water supply being insufficient, nothing could be done but attempt to save the in mates. Amid the horrible ravings of the unfortunate creatures, some of whom laughed in fiendish glee, while others howled, shrieked, cursed or prayed, the attendants dragged them from rooms and cells till all but eighteen were saved. The loss on the building will amount to $150,000. Illinois Politics. The legislature of Illinois is having a cat and dog time. It is about a month since they convened and they have got no further than to effect a permanent organi zation. The legislature is a tie between democrats and republicans on joint ballot and a senator is to be elected to succeed Logan, hence all the trouble. On Wed nesday while the snow storm had block aded iailroadsand kept members who had gone home to spend Sunday away from their posts after leave had expired, and the democrats were in temporary majority, an effort was made to force an election of senator. But the republicans evaded the difficulty by marching out of their seats in a body and leaving the legislature with no quorum for the transaction ot business. Repetition of these tactics put off the ballot until members returned to their posts. Meanwhile State Senator Brown, a republican, had fallen dangerously sick at his home at Albion, Ills. He had paired with Senator Bridges until yesterday— Friday—and'when that time expired and a vote was taken the repubiicans would be in a minority of one unless he were pres ent. On Thursday afternoon fifteen per sonal and political friends of the sick senator carried him six or seven miles on a stretcher to the nearest railroad station w'here he was placed in a special car and shipped to the scene of the legislative fight to cast his vote and prevent the dem ocrats from getting a United States sena tor. They think the exposure and fatigue will not kill Brown, but if it does that is of no consequence compared with "standing off" the democrats. Colored Men in Congres». Washington Letter: Smalls, of South Carolina, and O'Hara, of North Carolina, are the only representatives of the negro race now in congress. Small represents the lower order of negro politicians. He is able upon occasions to make a fair speech, but he is seldom heard, and is not even a man of average intelligence. O'Hara, on the other hand, is a gentle man of ability and refinement. He is vigilant and active in behalf of the race, and never allows an opportunity to score a point to slip by. Both these men will sit in the Forty-Ninth congress. The negro race has been represented in the senate by two colored men, Revels and Bruce. The former succeeded to the seat formerly filled by Jeff Davis, and al though lie sat but a year made his mark by his speech, "The Plea for the Royalty of Georgia." Bruce, of Msssissippi, never did anything in the senate to make his name remembered. In the bouse there have been more than a dozen negroes, including the two sitting mem bers. Six of these came from South Carolina—Rancier, Delange, Rain ey, Eliott, Cain and Smalls. Alabama lias returned three— Turner, Rapier and Har oldson; North Carolina two—My man and O'Hara, and Georgia one—Jeff Long, whose term extended over a period of six months only, and Mississippi one—John Lynch, who served in the Forty-seventh congress. Of these Elliott was by far the most brilliant of the dozen. He could fill tbe galleries whenever it was known that he was to speak. His reply to Alexander Stephens, James Beck and I. G. Harris on the civil-rights bill is one of the most memorable speeches in the history of congress. Cain also made a speech on the subject in reply to Robinson. He afterward returned to South Carolina and was elected bishop of the African M. E. church. Rancier was a man of fine appearance. He resembles Tom Bayne, ofj Pennsylvania. Haroldson is now a watchman in the Baltimore cus tom house. The others are in various walks of life—the church, the law, the claim agencies and the barber shops. A Proposition. Paris Gibson and President Hill, of the Manitoba road, have proposed to the inte rior department that if the government will build and maintain an industrial school for Indians at the Great Falls of the Missouri, these two gentlemen will give 640 acres of land for the site. American Tin. New York Tribune 10th: Two great blocks of tin ore from Dakota occupied a table last evening at tbe meeting of the Academy of Science in Columbia College. Prof. Bailey talked on the tin deposits of the Black Hills. Three per cent ef the ore was yielded in block tin of the purest kind ; a superior quality was not to be fouud in the European mines. In the last thirty-four years the United States have consumed tin ware worth $224,000,000,95 per cent of which has been iron. With the development of the Black Hills mines the castings of tin could be made much heavier on tin ware and still sell cheaper than it does now. Solid tin ware might be used, and even tin water pipes, from which the sanitary effect would certainly be better. In the tin obtained by washing from streams, is found great quantities of garnets—so numerous that several wagon loads of earth frequently yielded a wash tub full of fine garnets. A Kooky Mountain Lie. Glendive Times: A strange story was told us the other day by Mr. John North, who had just come from the Little Rocky diggings, that is in substance as follows: Last fall while prospecting in those mountains, he saw a strange ob ject on a high, level plateau, which from its singular shape attracted his atten tion and he proceeded to its immediate vicinity to investigate. On arriving he found a ship or what had once been a ship, but the whole outline was a petri faction. He first supposed it was a large rock, with this accidental shape, but on close examination he found the sub stance to be petrified wood of some kind, to him unknown; even the deck was almost perfect and the place where one mast had been was plainly to lie seen. Mr. North had no means by which he could take an accurate meas urement, but he judged the vessel to have been about 90 or 100 feet long and 20 or 22 feet wide. No iron was in sight, but from discoloration he thought iron had been used in its construction. Mr. North found a convenient camp and pushed his investigations and finally found an entrance to what must have been the cabin, which was almost full of earthy matter, but his search revealed some strange things in the shape of coins and what must have been jewelry, and golden ornaments in the finishings of the cabin. The coins and ornaments he had sent to the Smithsonian institute at Washington, for examination, but he described the coins as being round, with (to him) strange characters cut or en graved on them, and all gold but one, that being copper. The ornaments were all gold and of various shapes, one he thought being made to represent the sun; some of these had inscriptions on and some had not. The wood he de scribed as looking like cedar but had a different grain. Mr. North was scarce of provisions and could not spare the time he wished, but proposes going back to the site of this ancient vessel again. What history must be connected with her, and it may be possible that the ex amination of the coins will assist in un raveling a part of the mystery. Mr. North has gone east, but designs re turning in the early spring. A special land agent named Haley it now investigating the affairs of the office at Bozeman. Prof. Wylie of Bozeman is a candidate for appointment to the position of terri torial superintendent of public instruction. A dance will be given at the Albemarle hotel on Wednesday evening next. Tick ets of admission 50 cents each. All are invited to attend. The Hudson Mining Company of Nei hart has about 22 tons of mining machin ery on the way to Townsend where it will bj transported to the mine. They are also getting out 200,000 feet of logs at Neihart. An engine with a snow plow attached jumped the track while operating against a snowdrift on the O. R. & N. road near Union, Oregon, and ascended a steep de clivity 500 feet without overturning. The engineer jumped from the engine and suf fered a broken leg, while the fireman hung on and escaped unharmed. Counterfeit five and twenty-dollar gold pieces have made their appearance in Liv ingston. The fives are not very rare and occasionally one of the larger denomina tion is detected. They are not different faom genuine coins in either size or weight and are well finished, but their spurious character may be easily detected by the dull, dead ring. The bill for the annexation of a portion of Gallatin county to Yellowstone county came up in the house again yesterday on its final passage. On motion of Sloan it was temporarily laid upon the table—con sideration postponed. Unless tli© Bridger county Dill should fail of passage in the lower house it is doubtful if this Yellow stone bill is again taken up. A bill is before the legislature and will probably become a law providing for "a lawful fence." It requires that all wire fences shall have at least one pole upon them so that they may be seen. The own er of a fence not so arranged is liable to> fine or imprisonment and for the damage resulting to persons or stock injured by; running upon the fence.