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LIVINGSTON. MONTANA WEIGHT & HENDRY, Publishers. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1885. Entered at the postoffice in Livingston, e second-class mail matter. M. T. The Helena Live Stock Journal will publish a daily edition during fair week, giving atttention chiefly to the news in connection with the fair. Herbert Gladstone, so* of the ex-pre niier of England, has made a public speech in which he advocated an Irish parliament to sit in Dublin, recognizing the supremacy of the crown. New York Sun: "We asked General Grant one day what the initial "S 'in his name stood for. lie said it really did not stand for anything, having been put in by some accident when he attended the Military Academy at West Point." On the second anniversary of its birth day the Maiden Argus appears as a six column folio, printed all at home. The improvement is marked and we.hope it will prove as profitable as it deserves Maiden has good reason to be proud of her Argus. Austria has formally notified this government that Mr. A. M. Keily can not be received at that court and ex pressing a hope that a substitution will be made. Xo reason is assigned for the rejection of Mr. Keily. He will proba bly be relegated to private life and after some time an appointment made in his place. ____________ Preparations are now being made to expend the appropriation made for the enlargement of the U. S. penitentiary at Deer Lodge. Gov. Hauser and Mar shal Kelly will supervise the work There are now only 76 convicts in the penitentiary and Marshal Kelly thinks he can take 25 or 30 of the territorial prisoners confined in county jails and has applied to the attorney-general for permission to do so. Hutte Inter-Mountain: lion. Thomas L. Xapton is mentioned as a successor to Judge Galbraith in this judicial dis trict. When Judge Galbraith's term shall expire the appointment of no citi zen of this county would give more general satisfaction to all parties than that of Mr. Xapton, who is a most ca pable, popular and honest man. Judge Galbraith, however, will 4 of course be retained till the expiration of the term The Chicago Current very pertinently sums up the silver question in the fol lowing terse way: "The silver men say gold is too scarce to be relied on as a sole currency. The gold men say: "Why we have millions of it!" Just so, but they do not use it. It is not currency It is unused product. Give us some currency, or we will soon have to rely on postage stamps and pumpkin seeds as we did when McClellan was before Richmond, and Ruell was guarding blackberry patches." A report is published that all the dis trict judges in Montana will be removed soon after the present term of the su preme court. The Enterprise does not credit the report. There is one of the number, however, whose removal we would hail with no little satisfac tion. He has disparaged the territory and made a laughing-stock of himself by going over his circuit with a body guard following at his heels and he has laid himself open to the imputation of being other than a "wise and upright judge." Beside he has held the office long enough on the strength of his family connections. His name is Wade, The excursion of the St. Paul Jobbers to the Xorthwest has given a great im petus to the project of building a Xorth ern Pacific branch to Butte. Every jobber is a boomer of the scheme and every St. Paul newspaper is lending most zealous aid. The Butte people are very anxious for such a consummation and it remains to be seen whether the Xorthern Pacific will decide favorably. The project will probably rest in abey ance until the annual meeting of stock holders in September when, it is likely, action will be taken. Such a road would be a most important feeder to the main line and would l>ea benefit to every part of Montana which the Xorthern Pacific traverses._ Secretary Whitney of the navy has notified John Roach and his assignees that as six months and. more have now elapsed since the cruisers Boston, At lanta and Chicago were to have been completed the contract is violated on the builder's part and, according to the provisions for such an event, the govern ment comes forward and takes charge of the uncompleted vessels, unused ma terial and plant employed in their con struction and will proceed to complete the work. The work will be conducted carefully and the government places itself in the position of a legal assignee of Roach, so that if it appear that any profit will result to Roach from the building of the vessels, that is to say if they cost less than his contract price, the difference will be paid to Roach or his creditors. Last winter a law was made by con gress declaring the illegality of all en closures of public lands and of all ob structions of any nature upon the same. The statute does not seem to have been much regarded for the prasident has now issued a ringing proclamation which, after reciting the necessity of preserving the public domain for actual settlers and that no interference shall prevent bona fide home-seekers from entering upon public lands, orders that every unlawful enclosure on the lands It a It ed Sir of the United States be immediately re moved. The proclamation calls upon J T. it of every officer of the United States upon whom the duty legally devolves to cause the order to be obeyed. The pro clamation bears the stamp of sincerity; every word means business and it will be enforced. It will make booming times for United Statt» Marshals for a while but it must be done. The pub lic domain is narrowing down to but a small fraction of what it was a few years ago and such as remains should be preserved for home-seekers. Stockmen have had it all their own way for years past; they have not only grazed their herds on public lands in the southwest and northwest but they have in many instances fenced their ranges and have affected to own their enclosures. But it looks now as if the end of that policy had arrived. Since Teller went out of the Interior department the hey-day of glory for the public land monopolist seems to have been on the decline. So mote it be. We learn from exchanges that the comet which is making its summer tour in this part of the'heavens is not follow ing the path marked out for it by the astronomers. This is certainly very re fractory and annoying behavior on the part of the comet and not to be easily overlooked or forgiven. But comets at best are light-headed and flippant of dis position and it may be that this partic ular comet is young and giddy and has not yet finished sowing its wild oats. The gray-bearded astronomers should consider the heat of youth and not be too particular about trying to confine a comet that is out seeing the world for the first, time to the beaten tracks of travel. As this juvenile tourist grows older it will probably be more staid in its demeanor and will defer more to the wishes of the astronomers instead of whisking its tail in their faces without any regard for the proprieties. President Cleveland's expression that he was fighting the worst elements of his own party in making selections to fill offices is pointed by a recent disclos ure in Colorado. A fellow named C. P. Judd, upon the reecommendation of leading Colorado democrats, was ap pointed special agent of the national laboç bureau for Colorado and the ter ritories. A few days ago he was arrest ed for horse-stealing and he has signed a statement admittingjhis guilt and set ting for that he has served one term at Leavenworth and two in Colorado prisons for like offenses. Democrats who have the interests of their party and of good government at heart cannot be too careful in their endorsements of applicants for office. The appointing power at Washington in selecting minor officers must depend upon local recommendations and if a mischievous appointment is unwittingly made the whole party suffers for the carelessness of those endorsers. Mr. Squire, Commissioner of Public Works of the City of Xew York, doubt less feels much aggrieved over his treatment in connection with the Grant funeral pageant. Mr. Squire made the great literary effort of his life by com posing two quatrains of painful dog gerel eulogistic of Gen. Grant and these he had placed in bold characters, appro priately draped, among the decorations on the front of the City Hall. After some public criticism on the subject the mayor ordered the alleged poetry re moved. Mr. Squire protested; Mr Grace insisted and the lines were re moved. Mr. Squire's great effort was not a whit worse than the average of versification over the national hero that has flooded public prints since and pre vious to his death, but good sense pre vailed in excluding it from a place among the drapery that shadowed the temporary resting place of the remains There are a great many Silas Weggs among the American people; they "drop into poetry" with the selfish ubiquity of their archtype and with about the same success. _ Publication Notes. Henry X. Copp, the land lawyer at Washington, I). C., sends the ninth edi tion of Copp's Settler's Guide, an indes pensable book to all who are interested in public land. A chapter, illustrated with numerous cuts, shows how to tell township, section and quarter-section corners, and explains the system of government surveys. It gives the latest rulings and instructions under the homestead, pre-emption, timber culture, desert land, and other laws. The price of the book is only 25 cents. Perley & (Spencer's United States Year Book for 1885 has reached our table. It is a volume of 342 pages, crowded with information. It carries the chang es in the government service up to the latest appointments. It gives the cus toms and internal revenue tariff com plete. It gives the civil service law and rules and the patent and copyright laws. It gives all postoffices in the United States arranged by counties and states. It gives a lot of valuable information about every state and territory. It gives a list of foreign representatives within the United States and of U. S. repre sentatives at foreign capitals and ports. It is a very valuable book. Price 50 cents; Perley & Spencer,34 Bond street, New York. The hall porter in Madame Jeffries' den of iniquity in London, when intro duced into the lobby of the English house of commons by Mr. Philip Cullan, member for Louth, pointed out many gentlemen whom he had frequently admited to the sinful abode. Among them he designated Lord Hartington Sir Charles Dilke, Sir William Vernon Harcourt and other notables. Mr. Cul lan has these parties in a tight place, and threatens to unload on them, if they interrupt him while speaking. This kind of patrician crookedness is confin ed to neither political party; but since Sir Charles Dilke's exposure the liberals seem to be trying to prove that many distinguished tones are in the same bo*. R. at of or to in as a of la of of try ity in few the that fice, one and ern filed a a of of So at be a of in of of to R B. Harrison's Case. A Helena correspondent of the Butte Miner in some late letters casts light upon the investigation into the case of R. B. Harrison, superintendent of the United States Assay office at Helena. Briefly stated the testimony submitted at the investigation was to the follow ing effect: that Harrison was absent from his office on private business six months in each year but drew his salary for the entire time; that the manage ment of the office during his absence and the control of from one hundred to five hundred thousand dollars was left to unbonded subordinates; that the As say office was used as the Helena office of the many private concerns of which Harrison was an officer; that govern ment clerks did clerical work for these various concerns during office hours; that the books and papers of these con cerns were kept in the government vault; that a government clerk and gov ernment type-writer were kept busy in attending to Harrison's private and company affairs; that Harrison absent ed himself from his office without the knowledge or consent of the govern ment and that the business of the Assay office was frequently delayed by such absences; that Harrison, largely at gov ernment expense, fitted up rooms in the Assay office, occupied them himself and allowed his brother to occupy them, in violation of laws prohibiting the use of any United States buildings as sleeping apartments: that Harrison obtained the erection of an unnecessary addition to the Assay office at unnecessarily great expense; that employes of the office had been sent away on Harrison's business and had continued to draw government pay; that for ten months in one year one or another employe of the Assay office was at Harrison's sheep ranch; that such absences of employes were exclusive of the .twenty-one days per mitted by law; that employes were en gaged in Harrison's private work and were permitted government pay there for on account of extra hours; yiat with Harrison's knowledge an employe of the Assay office purchased bullion on private account in contravention of law; that private freight and telegraph bills were charged to government ac count; that supplies were purchased for the office under close contract; that ma terial of the office was sold at close sale or was given away; that important tes timony, damaging to Harrison, disap peared from among the papers relating to the investigation. The appearance of such serious charges in a responsible public journal which, as the Butte Miner does, courts an ap peal against its utterances gives rise to a query as to whether Mr. Harrison has been as exemplary an officer as his friends would have us to believe. His father is a senator; perhaps that ac counts for his exoneration and continu ance in office. The republican friends of civil service reform have been giving great attention of late to a democratic townsman of Mr. Harrison—Mr. Aquil la Jones, postmaster at Indianapolis. They did not seem to accomplish much with Mr. Jones but perhaps their moral aid and encouragement might be of ser vice to those who think the son of Sen ator Harrison has not yet realized the fact that there is really a change of gov ernment and that the change means re form. _ Alaska's Wealth. San Francisco telegram: Alaska, which for a long time has been a white elephant on the hands of the national government, now bids fair to justify the wisdom of its purchase. The steamer Queen of the Pacific, which sailed from this port Thursday, carried a large num ber of passengers to Sitka. Some, in eluding United States Senator Jones, were merely summer tourists in search of picturesque scenery, but the majority proposed to become permanent settlers of the land office, and sealskins and mining are their objective pursuits. All accounts agree that on Douglas island strand alone enough gold quartz has al ready been revealed to more than cover the cost of the territory to the United States. Two hundred and fifty men are employed here, and recently $100,000 worth of bullion was shipped from the mines. There seems, however, to be no field for men without capital, as all of Alaska is in the hands of monopolists, who quickly secured control of every thing of present and prospective value. The Orasshopper». Prof. Lawrence Bruner, an entomolo gist of the agricultural department, has been investigating the grasshopper visi tation in the Lower Yellowstone coun try of late* He says to the Bismarck Tribune that there is no need of unnec essary alarm, because by far the greatest number of the grasshoppers now to be found in that region belong to native species, which do not migrate, while the comparatively few of the real migratory species appear to be scattered to the four winds. These will in all probabil ity lay their eggs over such a large area that their young will scarcely be noticed in the following spring. There are also numerous chances against an excessive increase, while on the other hand, but few conditions favor it. If the season continues wet and the winter is mild the result will be unfavorable to the eggs, and hence to the hatching of many young, even should the contrary be true, Professor Bruner assures the Tribune that there can never be another such a general visitation as those of former years. . _ _ No Man's Land. The Central Pacific railroad land of fice, while making a map of railroad lands in Idaho and Utah, made the strange discovery that Idaho claimed one boundary line and Utah another, and that a strip of land two and a half miles wide, extending across the north ern part of Utah, was left, which by survey does not belong to either of the territories. The surveys used are those filed at Salt Lake and Boise Cty. to in in of to of to J. H. HARVAT & CO., MEAT MARK ■VT* mm n Wholesale and Retail Dealers in All Kinds of Fresh Meats at the Lowest Prices ! SPECIALTIES : Sausage Cut by Steam Power. Choice Kettle - Rendered Lard. JOHN H. HARVAT & Main Street, Livingston, M. T. CO., PARLOR RESTAURANT! B. C. ROGERS, Proprietor, Main Street, - - Livingston, M.T. The neatest and best place to get a meal in Livingston. The table is supplied with every delicacy of the season, all cooked in the best style. BOARD, $6 PER WEEK. Meals, 25 to 75 cts. Families supplied with Ice Cream by the quart or gallon. M. Ei. BOUGHT ON. Wholesale Dealer in Pure Kentucky Whiskies ! AND BEST BRANDS OF CIGARS, Both Imported and Domestic. TOURIST'S TRADE ESPECIALLY SOLICITED. GARDINER, MONTANA. Sebree, Ferris & White Co. PARK STREET, LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. v>-x _r- r -n? mi V .V 3» - OH-AJyLPIOJST Mowers and Cord Binders. Tiger, self-operating, Favorite, and New Hollingsworth HAY RAKES! Oliver Chilled and Casaday Flows, Moline Plows (walking and sulky), Norway Steel-Tooth Harrows, Spring-Tooth Harrows, Triumph Grain Drills and Seeders, Cultivators, Garden Seed Drills, &c. BAIN WAGONS, Racine Spring Wagons, Miller Buggies; also a full line of Wagon and Machine Extras. BARBED WIRE AT BOTTOM PRICES. WE ARE SELLING HARDWARE WAY DOWN and invite yon to call and examine Goods and Prices Blacksmith and Miner's Outfits, Tents, Wagon Covers, &c. Wagon Wood Stock,Nails, Rope, Pumps, &c. ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION. SEBREE, FERRIS & WHITE CO. BOZEMAN. LIVINGSTON. DILLON C. H. CARVER & CO.'S MEDICINE TALK. On the first of August we began selling goods at greatly reduced rates, but strictly for cash. The result has been very flattering as our sales have steadily in creased, notwithstanding some croakers have said that it was impossible to do busi ness on a cash basis, on account of the closeness of money, but we notice that when the people are offered extra inducements in the way of good goods at unprecedent ed low prices they will manage to rustle the money, in order to take advantage of a good bargain. It is amusing to watch the opposition squirm, and to note some of *he tricks they will resort to in order to squeeze out of the tight place our low quotations have forced them into. For example, we quote prime long, clear bacon at 10 cents per pound and to get around this some of the little dealers will take their customer into a little dug-out which they style a cellar to show their bacon. The cute little dealer will have one side of bacon which he has sifted a little dirt onto (easily brushed oft"), and will speak his little piece as follows in answer to the customer's assertion that "Carver & Co. are selling bacon at 10 cents per pound "Well, if j'ou want 10 cent bacon I have it,"—pointing to the dirty side—"but this bacon"— referring to the clean pile—"cannot be sold at less than 12cents. Of course you can take your choice, but I prefer to sell you the best, as I only ship the other In to meet the 10 cent price." Well, friends, the elite little dealer is simply dealing out lies to you at 2> 3 cents per pound and is systematically robbing you by a mean subterfuge, as his bacon is all alike and all came out of the same case. How long will the people of this lo cality be duped by the penny-nnte dodges of these Jim Crow dealers. G. H. CARVER & CO.'S ADVERTISEMENT. We want the people of this locality to understand—1st, that we have the LAUG EST STOCK of GENERAL MERCHANDISE ever shown in this town. Our MAMMOTH BRICK STORE, containing three floors 25x80 feet each, being packed from Basement floor up with a choice select ed stock of Standard goods, consisting of STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes, Ladies' and Gent's Furnishings, READY-MADE CLOTHING, &c. in endless variety 2nd, That we are selling the above stock at at Bed Roch prices for cash. 3rd, That we have, for the past three years, done foui fifths of the business in town and mean to do mne-tenthsi in the future. GROCERIES W'c arc selling at prices which makes the opposition fairly howl, and wipe the clammy perspiration from their brows which ache with agony as they cudgel their brains, trying! to think how they shall hold out a few weeks longer under| the fearful strain we are putting onto them by selling— | Bacon, long clear, per pound, at 10 cts. Soap, White Russian, at 16 bars for $1. Tomatoes, 3 pound cans, per case $3.20 Coffee, Arbuckle, at 6 pounds for $1 .M Salt, per barrel,................... 4.20 ; Flour, Belle of Jamestown, ^ sack. 3.35 And all staples in proportion, which we warrant to he Standard A Xo. 1 goods DRY GOODS AT CHICAGO PRICES. Clothing at $7.00 Per Suit and Upwards ; also Downwards. NAILS:—5 Per Cent under any Dealer in Town Giant Powder, Caps and Fuse, Tea of our own Importation, &c., See. Come and see us. We have the goods and want jot money but will keep you smiling while here and one-ha way home, as you think of the great bargains you hav struck at Carver & Co.'s. How do we accomplish. all the* wonders? Easily enough,—by a simple turn of the wrbt which takes in the cash as fast as the goods go out. Y c f we do it with our little cash system. Yours for Business, G-. H. Carver & Co.