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THIS rre bn Howell & Go's Newspaper A<1 rertlnmg Bureau (10 Rp™™ BU whereaävexMshrg contracts B.ay bo made for it IN NEW »UltiV. TERRITORIAL OFFICERS. (.overnor- Samuel T. Hauser, Helena. Net ret ary -John S. Tooker, Helena. Delegate to Congres«— Joseph K Toole, Helena. Auditor— J. I*. Woolman, Helena. Treasurer—l). II. Weston. Helena. Superintendent of Public Instruction— Win. W. Wylie, Bo/eman. Àttornev-f tenoral—W. H. Hunt. District' Attorney—1st District— H. N. Blake, Virginia City. District Attorney—8d District—)\ . l. Pember ton, Butte. District Attorney—3d District — W. II. Hunt Port Benton. Chief Justice—D 8. Wade, Helena. Associate Justice— W. J. Galbraith, Deer Lodj John Coburn, Bozeman. U. S. District Attorney— F. M. DeWitt, Butte. H. s. Marshal— K. S. Kelly, Deer Lodge Survevor-General—John 8- Harris, Helena. Clerk 1st District Court— Theo. Muffly, Virginia Citv. Clerk 2d District Court— K. L. Davis, Deer Clerk 3d District Court—A. H. Beattie, Ilele Collector of Internal Revenue— T. P. Fuller, Helena. Collector of Customs T. A. Cummings, Ben C. «. Assaver— U. B. Harrison, Helena. Register cf l . 8. Land Office, at Bozeman—O. P. Chisholm. GALLATIN COUNTY. Sheriff -A. J. Edsall, Bozeman. Treasurer- Ed. F. Ferris, Bozeman. Probate Judge—C. S Hartman, Bozeman. County Cl"rk and Recorder—James Gourlev. Assessor— T. P. McDonald, Livingston. County Superintendent of schools—Miss Adda >1. Hamilton, Bozeman. v oroner— It. 1). Alton, M. D.. Livingston. County Commissioners— S. L. Holliday, Liv ingston; »V. 11. Tracy, West Gallatin; —Mon forton, East Gallatin. J. I*., Livingston Precinct—It W.' Hanson, -M Kelly. Constables—John Winnett, J. Cornwell. R OBEKT P. GREEN, U. S. Deputy Mi.vebal Surveyor, Civil Engineer and Draughtsman. Office—Main Street, Bo.-email, M. T. I E. 1IENDKY, United States Court Commissioner, Livingston, Montana. /OHS A. HAVAOK, Notary Public. IAVAGE & ELDER, JOHN II ELDER, N. P. Land Agent. S' Attorneys at Law and Heal Estate Agents Practice in all the Courts of the Territory. Main street. Livingston, M. r. R OBERT D. ALTON, M. D. I» II. NORTON, M* KING ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR. Coal Mining a Specialty. Deputy U. S. Mineral Surveyor. Agent N. P. Express Co., Living ston, M. T. B. PERRY, PHYSICAN AND SURGEON. LIVINGSTON, * MONTANA. Leave orders at P. O. drug store. Bank of Livingston STEBBINS, MUND & CO., Livingston, Montan« Transacts a GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. Exchange on all the principal cities ot the United States and Europe. Interest Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. Corres pond Collections made a specialty, ence solicited. associated banks. Stockgrowers National, Miles City. First National Bank, Billing*. First National Bank, Buffalo, V.yo g. Merchants National Bank, Deadwood, D. T. Stebbins. Mund & Fox, Central, D. T. Stebbins, Fox & Co , Spearfiish, D. T. A. L. LOVE Cashier. JOHN O. SAX & CO., NEWS AND FRUIT DEALERS, AND CONFECTIONERS. The latest eastern Dailies. 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Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has filed notice of 1ns intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Register and Receiver at Bozeman,M.T.,on Monday,Oct. 12,1885, viz: Ben jamin V. Clark, D. S. 697, for the Lot 4, S. W. Iq, of fractional N. W. : N. W. \ of S.W. ^.section 29, and S. E. V 4 ,of N. E. *4,section 30. township 1, So It., 11 |East. He names the following wit nesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz; Wm. B. Mc Adow, Chas. P. Blakely, Andrew J. Smith, George F. Shelton, all of Bozeman, Gallatin Co., M. T. O. P. CHISHOLM. Register, "first publication, Sept. 5, 1885J B IDS FOR REAL ESTATE.— By virtue of an order of the District Court for the First Judicial District for the Territory of Montana, dated the second (lav of January, A. D. 1885, bids will be received hv the undersigned for the pur chase of the real estate hereinafter described. Said property is described as follows, to-wit: Lot number one (1) in Block number sixty-one (fil), in town of Liv ingston, with the Bank Building standing on the same. I am authorized to sell with this lot and building the Fixtures in the Bank, consisting of Counters, Desks and Safe. The appraised value of the property is Thirteen Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars ($13,500). The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. Terms of sale—CASH. CHARLES A. BAKER, Receiver of The First National Bank of Livingston, M. T first pub. may30. I No. 41J A pplication for patent.—u. s . Land Office, Bozeman, M.T., July 29,188." Notice is hereby given that Isaac Orechel and Herman Orschel, whose P. O. address is Living ston, Gallatin county, M.T., by said Isaac Orschel Attorney in Fact, hâve this day filed application for patent, under the mining laws of Congress, for the placer surveyed as survey No. 58 and so desig nuted by the official plat and field notes on tile in this office, and situated in Emigrant Mining Dis triet, Gallatin county, Montana Territory, in sec tion—, township 7 south, range 8 east (approxi matHy) of principal base and meridian, which claim is recorded in the office of the Recorder of Gallatin county, M. T., in book 2, page 43, minin claims, and described as follows: Beginning at the N. E. corner of said claim, the same being the '•Emigrant" initial point, at a post marked 1-58, for corner No. 1, thence south 77 degrees, 20 inin west, 200 feet to a squared dead Dine tree marked 2-58, tor corner No. 2; thence south 12 deg., 40 min. east, 1,000 f**ot to a pine post marked 3-58, for corner No. 3, from which location coiner hears south 12 (leg., 40 min. east, 350 feet (a blazed tree) thence south 12 deg., 55 min. east, 1,200 feet to i post, marked 4-58. for corner No. 4; thence north 73 deg,. 45 min. east, 590 feet to a post marked 5-58, for corner No. 5; thence north 23 min. west 2,200 feet, to place of beginning. Corners No. 1 4, 5 having a mound of earth and No. 2, 3 a mound of earth and stone; magnetic variation 19 45 ' east: embracing 19 90-100 acres, upon which a notice of said application was posted the 11th day of July, 1885. The adjoining claimants to these premises are the John Counts etal. on the north, the John Clifford on the west; the Cam binia Mining Co on the south ; placers unsurvey ed. Any and all persons claiming adversely any portion of said placer claim, survey 58, originally located by I'eter Brown, are required to file their adverse claims with the Register of the U. S. Land Office at Bozeman, in the Territory of Montana, during the (ill days period of publication hereof, or they will be barred by virtue of the provisions of the statute. O. P. CHISHOLM, Register. J. V. Bogert, Atfy for Applicants, first pub. aug. 1, 1885. I No. 42] A pplication for patent—u. Land Office. Bozeman, M. T., August 20,1885. Notice is hereby given that James B. Martin, whose P. O. address is Chico, Gallatin county, Montana Territory, has this day filed application for patent, under'the mining laws of Congress, for the Placer Mining claim, hearing gold, and designated by the field notes and official plat on file In this office as survey No. 59 (once known as the "Campbell & Doty Placer'"), jnineral district 2, situated in Emigrant Mining District, Gallatin County, Montana Territory, in Section 11 svd. and 14 unsurveyed, Township 0, south of Runge 8 east (partly svd") P. M., Montana, which claim is re corded in the office of the Recorder of Gallatin Co., M. T., Book 2, page 2, of mining claims, said claim beingthus described, to-wit; Beginning at its S. W. location corner at a stone (in S. W said section 11) marked 1-59 for corner No. 1, thence south 69o, 55', 30" east, 2,591.1 feet to a stone marked 2-59 for corner No. 2, thence north 40 o, 15 ', east 644 feet to a stone marked 3-59 for corner No. 3, thence north 55 -, 45 ', west 500 feet to a stone marked 4-59 for corner No. 4, thence south 75 - , 48 : , west 200 feet to a boulder marked 59 for corner No. 5, thence north 70 *, 10 west 2,250 feet to a stone marked 6-59 for corner No. 6, thence south 11 57', west 611.1 feet to place of beginning; magnetic variation 19© east. Corners No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 being in N. E bi of section 14 (not surveyed), and corner No. 6 in S. W. ?4 of said section 11 (surveyed), embracing 39.29 acres, upon which a notice oil said application was posted tho 17th day of August, 1885. The adjoining claim ants to these premises are the Giidden and Schaf fer unsurveyed placer on the south and east, and the C. C. Tadlock unsurveyed placer on the west. Any and all parties claiming adversely any por tion of said survey No. 59 (or Campbell & Doty) placer claim, premises or deposit are required to file their adverse claims with the Register of the U S. L. O. at Bozeman, M. T., during the 60 days period of publication hereof, or they will he bar red by virtue of the provisions of the statute. O. P. CHISHOLM, Register. J. V. BOGERT, Att'y for Applicant. [first publication August 29,1885.]_ [No. 43] A pplication for patent. -r. s. Land Office, Bozeman, M. T., August 21,1885. Notice is hereby given that James B. Martin and lohn J. Hopper, whose P. O. address is Chico, GallatinCounty, Montana Territory, have this dav filed application for patent, under the Mining laws of Congress, for the Edwards & Co. Placer Mining claim, bearing gold, and designated by the field notes and official plat on file in this office as Survey No. 60, Mineral District No. 2, situated in Emigrant Mining District, Gallatin County, Mon tan a" Territory, in Sections 8 and 9, Township 6, south of Range 8 east (partly surveyed), P. M. Montana, which claim is recorded in the office of the Recorder of Gallatin Co., M. T., Book 2, page 447, of Mining Claims, said claim being thus des criued, to-wit: Beginning at its S. W. location corner on the right bank of the Yellowstone river at a stone marked 1-60 for corner No. 1, (located in in surveyed fcl. N. E. ?4 said section 8), thence north 37 c ,'50 ', east 871 feet to a stone marked 2-60 for corner No. 2, thence south 46®, 24', east 5,000 feet to a stone marked 3-60 for corner No. 3, thence south 37 ®, 22 ', west 800 feet to a stone marked 4-60 for corner No. 4, thence north 47c, 13', west5,000.2 feet t* place of beginning; mag netic variation 19® east; corner No. 2 being in fcl. N. W. \\ said seDtion 9, and corners No. 3 and in S. E. said section—all surveyed; embrac ing 95.45 acres, upon which a notice of said appli cation was posted the 17th day of August, 1885. The adjoining claimants to these premises are the James B. Martin placer, unsurveyed, on the east: and the pre emption claim of W. H. Lee to the north, anil that of one Counts to the south. Anv and all parties claiming, adversely any por tion of said Edwards & Co. Survey No. 60 placer claim, premises or deposit, are required to file their adverse claims with the Register of the U. L O. at Bozeman M. T., during the 60 days pe riod of publication hereof, or they will be barred bv virtue of the provisions of the statute. y O. P. CHISHOLM, Register. J. V BOGERT, Att'v tor Applicants. [First publication August 29,1835.] A LIAS SUMMONS.—In the District Court, of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana in and for the County of Gallatin. Mary E. Oker, plaintiff, against George W. Oker, defendant. Action brought in the District Court of tho First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Gallatin, and the Complaint filed in said County of Gallatin, in the offled of the Clerk of said District Court. The People of the Territory of Montana send greeting to George W. Oker, the above named dé fendent: You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you ov the above named nlaintiff in the"District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said Countv of Galiatin. and to answer the Complaint filed' therein, within ten days (exclus ive of the day of service) after the service on you of this summons-if servsd w ithin this county ; or ii served out of this county, but in this district, thpn within twenty days: otherwise within forty ave— or jndgment by default will betaken against vo'u according to the prayer of said complaint. The said action is brought to obtain a decree of court dissolving the bonds of matrimony existing between the plaintiff and defendant, and that she may resume the name of Mary E. 1 rasier, and for costs incurred and such other and further relief as to the court may seem just and equitable, as will more fully appear by reference to the com plaint on file herein. And you are hereby notified that if yon fail to appear and answer the said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in *^Given binder my hand and the seal of the Dis trict Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said county of Gallatin, this 27th day of August, in the year of Lord, one «■•«"& ^MÜPnvfcîi lif*' By A. D. McPueksok, Deputy Clerk. HENRY & JOY, Att ys for Plaintiff. to of ed of tre by in in the of ad of at of 1, of of NEWS OP THE WEEK. in of at 40 i Smallpox is raging in Valparaiso, Ecua dor, as well as in Montreal. Recent storms on the Atlantic wrought great havoc among shipping. The new legislature just elected in Utah are all Mormans but one. Yellow fever has made its annual ap pearance at towns along the Pacific coast of Mexico. A fire which destroyed $16,000 worth of property occurred in Fergus Falls, Minn., last week. The cyclone in Charleston on Tuesday of last week is estimated to have caused $1,123,000 damage. Death from cholera in Spain averages about 1,300 daily. The desease is also spreading in France. Ex-Senator Gwyn, of California, died at noon on Thursday at the new Park Hotel in New York. John Waiseman was hanged at Duluth last Friday for the murder of Joseph Far ley near that place in 1884. Gilbert Richardaon outraged a 12-year old girl at Chehalis, Washington territory He is in jail but may be lynched. There is likely to be a considerable in vestment of Russian capital in Alaska and Russian migration to that territory. By an accident in the Oakwood shaft at Wilkesbarre, Pa., four men lost their lives, and two others were fatally injured. French Canadians in northern New York are petitioning Secretary Bayard to use his influence to save Reil's neck Lockcy, a murderer, was lynched at Blanco, Texas. He had run amuck in his neighborhood and killed several persons Holland, who shot Davis, the broker, in New York says that Davis and his pals tried to rob him by a counterfeit money swindle. It is estimated at the Treasury Depart ment that there has been a decrease of about $3,000.000 in the public debt dur ing August. A. M. Keily of Virginia, the American minister rejected by both Italy and Aus tria, will resign and retire to private life for a season. Of the 2,332 presidential postmasters in the United States, changes have been made in 487 cases since the adjournment of the senate. Riply, assistant ticket agent of the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago rail road, skipped with $7,000 that did not belong to him. In the prohibition state of Iowa a great many more government licenses for the sale of liquors have been issued this year than ever before. The cattlemen who have been ordered to move off the Chey enne lands in Indian Territory are said to be rounding up their herds for the purpose. A steamer of the Alaskan Commercial company arrived in San Francisco this week with about 100,000 seal skins val ued at over a million dollars. It is stated that in the event of an alliance between England and Turkey, Russia will withdraw from the trammels imposed upon her by the Berlin treaty. Hon. William Dorsheimer has purchased the New York Star, the former organ of of Tammany. This element is to be eliminated from the new paper. The republicans of Icwa have nominat ed Senator Larabee for governor, Hull for lieutenant governor, Beck for judge and Ackers for school superintendent. A shipment of half a million pounds of wool—the largest wool shipment ever made from the coast—lately started from Portland, Oregon, for New York. A bold train robbery occurred on the Chicago & Alton road at Blue Springs, Mo., on the 2nd inst., but owing to the sudden flight of the robbers but little booty was secured. Fire in Barrow-in-Furness, England, on the 2nd inst., destroyed the works of the Barrow Ship Building Company, causing loss of $1,000,000 and throwing 2,000 men out of emyloyment. Two of the three night police officers of Geneva, Kane county, Illinois, were found shot dead in the streets in the cen tre of the town. There is no clue to the identity of the murderer. Another generation of British royallty is ready for marriage. It is said that Prince Oscar of Sweden and Princess Louise daughter of the Prince of Wales are hav ing a match made for them. At Fort Mead, Dakota, Ross Hollis a corporal in the 25th Infantry was hanged by a mob for assassinating Dr. Lynch of Sturgis. Lynch had denounced Hollis for shamefully beating a woman of the town. Tom Davis alias William Warren an alleged stockbroker was shot and killed in his office in New York by J. T. Hol land with whom he had business dealings. Holland is under arrest and says the kil ling was justifiable. The population of New Mexico in 1885* was, 131,985; population in 1880, 119, 565 ; farms in 1885,10,291 ; farms in 1880, 5,053; manufacturing establishments in 1885, 239 ; manufacturing establishments in 1880, 144. na ed In Lane county, Oregon, Daniel Church and his wife were found murdered and Andrew Boggs, a neighbor, hanging to the rafters of his own barn. It is supposed that Boggs committed the murders but no motive is assigned. Rev. Mr. Schaffner, a Baptist minis ter of Dickinson, Dakota, has been sent to the penitentiary for six mouths on convic tion of assault with a deadly weapon The offense grew out of a neighbor pas turing his cow in Schaffner's garden. The interest of a Methodist camp meet ing in Calloway county, Missouri, was somewhat marred by the arrest of the presiding elder for horse stealing. His name was Talbott, a mulatto, and he stole the horses before he went at preaching. Citizens of Buffalo, Wyoming, are going to contest the title to the townsite which now rests in Mrs. Hart, widow of Col. Hart who located the ground. There was orig inally a contest to the widow's claim which was withdrawn on conditions that she has not fulfilled. In a late speech Parnell, the Irish lead er, declares his policy to be for Irish in dependence. This supersedes his home ule policy just on the eve of its fruition and either deposes Parnell from the lead ership or postpones legislation for Buch relief indefinitely. Two ladies of high rank were abducted by brigands in the mountains of European Turkey, and a ransom of $20,000 each paid for their return in safety. This is richly romantic ; there ought to be quite a migration of aspiring American youths to that quarter of the globe. Heavy frosts arc reported in Minnesota The corn crop in some parts of the state is said to be entirely ruined and oats bad ly damaged. Gardens are wholly des stroyed in the vicinity of Brainerd. The frost was the most severe and damaging in many years. Ice is reported at Will mar. The coroner's jury in the case of Hon II. Walkup, who died mysteriously at Emporia, Kansas, returned a verdict that he came to his death by arsenical poisoning and that the evidence indicates that the poison was administered by Minnie Wal lace Walkup, his seventeen-year old wife to whom he had been married only month. A horrible drowning accident occrured at the St. Paul railroadJsridge at Oshkosh, Wis. Tuesday morning. The draw bridge being open eleven persons, nine girls and two men, attempted to cross the open chan nol in a boat. They were caught in the swells of a tug, just passed through, and the boat upset. Only five were rescued and six drowned, aged 12 to 20. Agent Gossman of the Grow creek reservation in Dakota has received from Indian commissioner Atkins the follow ing letter: "The secretary has granted you authority to remove all settlers and unauthorized persons from the reservation, and if necessary to call upon the com manding officer at the nearest military post for a force sufficient to effect their removal. Proceed at once to remove them and their effects." This letter comes after the settlers have been repeat edly warned to remove. John L. Sullivan of Boston and Domi nick McCaffrey of Pittsburgh, met for a prize fight at Cincinnati on Saturday last. Six rounds were fought and not only did McCaffrey stand up to his work but un doubtedly gave Sullivan the worst of it. At the end of the sixth round Sullivan retired and the general conception was that he was beaten and McCaffrey was made the hero of the occasion. But after some delay the judges gave the fight to Sullivan on the ground that he had scored the greatest number of points. McCaffrey challenges him to a fight to a finish with bare knuckles for $2,500 a side. MONTANA NEWS. A telephone line is being built from Drummond to Phillipsburg. Nellie Hickley, a Butte courtesan, sui cided by the method of opium smoke. An incendiary fire at Butte on Monday destroyed the residence of H. M. Hutch inson. The sale of the Pyrenees mine at George town to Scotch capitalists was not con summated. Martin Lynch driving a heavily loaded lumber wagon near Gold creek was killed by the upsetting of the load. The Minnesota State Fair offers a pre mium of $500 for the best herd of Monta na steers exhibited on the ground. Tho district court calendar for the Cus ter county term which opened on Tuesday consists of 123 civil and 17 criminal cases. Stephen Mendenhall was instantly kill ed by a falling tree while fighting fire at Levengood's logging camp three miles from Anaconda. A gentleman named Blake, hailing from Maryland has arrived at the Crow Agency to take Mr. Barstow's place as agency clerk. Agent Armstrong of the Crow agency, has ordered that all cattle ranging on the reservation belonging to white men be removed at once. at of to A no to Hon. Martin Maginni3, Hugh McQuaid, R. G. Merrill and Secretary Jon S. Took er represent Helena at the River Commis sion in St. Paul this week. The Fort Keogh artesian well is down about 575 feet without any really satis factory flow of water. The contract permits boring to 800 feet. Governor Hauser on Wednesday pardon ed William Lawrence out of the peniten tiary, convicted of stealing sheep in Cus ter county over two years ago. Two girls aged twelve and fifteen years, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Shull of Ru dersburg, ran away from home and started for Butte but were rounded up at Deer Lodge. Marshal Kelly has made arrangements to protect the Deer Lodge penitentiary in case of fire—something that was never done before. The guards are also being uniformed. The most productive silver mine in Mon tana at present is the Granite Mountain, at Phillipsburg. It produces over $80,000 a month. Its expenses are less than $14, 000 per month. • : A cloud burst at Red Bluff, last Satur day, did considerable damage to the water conduit of Messrs. Hickman & Olds, fill ing up the ditch and breaking down part of the flume. The Alameda and Wakoosta mines at Virginia City have been sold by Thexton & Deyarmon to J. II. Ramsey of Albany, New York, for $30,000. The purchaser will work them extensively. Billings is in a state of high excitement over the moving of a barn within the fire limits when the structure does not comply with the ordinance in such cases provided. Why not settle the difficulty by burning the barn? The Butte Miner gives the "Only a Woman's Heart" and "Only a Farmer's Daughter" theatrical companies a deserved rebuke for imposing themselves upon Montana. The last named, which did not play in Livingston, was much the worse of the two. Billings Gazette : We learn from Mr. Becker of th»- Big Horn Sentinel, that ou Saturday night about a hundred head of horses belonging to stockmen, freighters and Crows were stolen from near the Custer battle ground aud vicinity, and run over into Wyoming. Courier: C. F. Cady, a former prom inent N. P. II. R. contractor, and more recently a successful stock raiser in the Yellowstone country, has just taken aeon tract from W. II. Tracy, for the traspor tation of nearly two million pounds of oats from Custer Station to Fori Custer. Argus: The Maiden Reduction Co.'s smelter was sold at sheriff's sale, as adver tised, last Thursday, II. Clark & Co. of Billings, being the purchasers for amount of execution and costs—$1,253.61. The plant will probably be turned over to P W. McAdow and operated by him. A terrible accident, by which John Hale and Henry Murrish, miners, lost their lives, occurred at the Lexington mine at Walkerville on Monday evening last. The men had entered a drill too soon after a blast had been let off and were over come by the powder smoke. Wing, a Chinaman under life sentence in Deer Lodge prison, attempted to com mit suicide by hanging but was discovered and resuscitated. As Mark Twain says if he had been cut down fifteen minutes later it might have been recorded that "he was cut down in the flower of his youth." Billings Gazette : Last Monday a band of Piegans attempted to run off 180 horses of Tom Laforge's, but Mr. Laforge came on them suddenly when they had the whole band nearly rounded up. Tom commenc ed shooting and the Piegans ran off. By the time the boys came up to his assist ance the Piegans were across the river. Billings Gazette: J. Hartman, the principal of the Indian school at the Crow Agency has resigned per request, and in consequence of a quarrel with his brother in-law ex-Agent Armstrong has decamped. It would seem from authentic information which we received that the school was conducted in the most disgraceful manner. Big Horn Sentinel : Charley Williams ) the man who was killed at Lander a short time ago, was well known at Buffalo, and Junction City, Montana, and was looked upon as a hard charater. it the time of his death he was under bonds to appear at the next term of the district court for Meagher county, Montana, to answer to the charge of horse stealing. Dillon Tribune : Messrs. Poindexter & Orr, who were notified by the interior de partment, are removing all their fences in closing government land as fast as possi ble. The firm has a comparatively small amount of government land inclosed. The statement going the rounds of the terri torial press about the number of acres in closed by the firm, is a great exaggeration of the amount. Mr. Myers, a prominent young man of Butte, was amusing himself in a variety show wine room one evening and to help along the fun proposed a farcical marriage to Sophie Duncan, one of the stage sirens. A justice of the peace was called and performed the ceremony in proper form All parties want to look upon it as a mere joke but they are married just the same and are the talk of the town. On Saturday last the Helena bound coach from Marysville was held up by two men named Jackson and Gordon and robbed in regular order. When the rob bery was completed Gordon seized Jack son and Deputy-Sheriffs Evans and Gibbs who were rn the coach completed the ap prehension. Jackson, an ex-convict from California, had planned the robbery and taken Gordon, a chance acquaintance, into his confidence. Gordon told the officers and will be discharged while Jackson re turns to prison life. Railroad Not««. Large cattle shipments from northern Montana will be made this year by the Canadian Pacific. On September 1st the Canadian Pacific repaid to the dominion government the $50,000,000 loaned by the last parlia ment. During August the Northern Pacific sold 77,912 acres of land for $301,633. In August, 1884, the sales were 32,874 acres for $142,637. The Oregon Short Line began the ship ment on the 1st of 27,000 head of cattle from Ontario, Baker county, Oregon, on Snake river. It will take 1,400 cars and sixty days to complete the transportation. Most of the cattle go to Chicago. The Northern Pacific earnings for July are $1,000,011; expenses, $549,444; fixed charges of interest, etc.. $485,569; sur plus, $63,834. The Northern Pacific has advices that the Canadian Pacific has emissaries at work iii Montana to secure cattle shipments from the ranges via Maple Creek and all of the Canadian lines, but will head off the scheme. Pioneer Society Officer«. At the annual meeting of the Mon tana Pioneers' (Society held in Helena on Friday last the following officers for the ensuing year were elected: President— W. W. DeLacv. Vice Presidents: Beaverhead—Jos. A. Brown. Choteau—Jesse F. Taylor. Custer—Thomas II. Irvine. Deer Lodge—Dr. Musigbrod. Jefferson—X. Merriman. Meagher Co—Granville Stuart. Madison—J. H. Williams. Missoula—Frank II. Woody. Lewis and Clarke—Charles Rumley. Gallatin County—Y. A. Cockerell. Silver Bow— W. Y. Pemberton. Yellowstone— P. W. McAdow. Dawson—J. N. Beidler. Fergus—James Fergus. Corresponding Sec'y—C. Hedges. Recording Sec'y—J. Russell Wilson. Treasurer— S. T. Hauser. A Murderer Captured. A St. Vincent (Manitoba) dispatch to the Associated Press on the 1st said: At 2 o'clock this morning Constable Kruse, assisted by Chief Murry, of Winnipeg, ar rested, at the Canada hotel, Ed Kelly, nicknamed "Bulldog" Kelly, for the mur der of Robert Baird, of Missoula, Mont. It seems that Baird was carrying $70,000 for some cattle from Montana to some place in British Columbia, and was killed and robbed in the Rocky mountains last December. It is claimed Kelly is the man who committed the murder and that the Canadian authorities have positive evi dence. Kelly was extradited at once. Readers will remember the talk in 1884 of the murder of Baird. The amount of money which he carried was not nearly so large as that mentioned. New Coal Mine« At Sims A Failure. Bismarck Tribune: On Wednesday's east bound tram were three miners, Johnson, Murphy and Rule, who were leaving Sims for other mines. Being interviewed, they said the Northern Pacific coal company had made a great mistake in abandoning their old works and opening where they have, as the coal they are mining at present is very inferior in quality, is full of faults and rolls and that the roof is so poor that it is very hard and expensive to keep up, The water is coming in so fast that pumps will have to be run. Johnson said that the coal was so full of cracks that they could not use powder to an ad vantage and good miners could not make, digging by the ton, more than a dollar a day and that they were leaving for other diggings as fast as they could An instalment of 100,000 postal cards from the new 7 contractor have been de livered at the Washington postoffice. The new 7 cards differ considerably from the old cards in appearance. The size is exactly the same. The design is printed in light brown color, and instead of the head of the goddess of liberty in the vignette in the corner, appears a fine engraving of Jeffeson's head. Instead of the monogram "U. S.," the new card has on it the w ords "United States," printed at length. On the address side of the old card were printed the words "Nothing but the address can be placed on this side." This expression has al ways been criticised a little as not being true, as persons could write anything they chose on that side, though the card might not be received at the postoffice. The expression has been changed on the new 7 card, so as to read as follows: "Nothing but address to be on this side." Railroad Building Toward the Black 11111«. [Private Letter.] Ciiadron, Nebraska, Aug. 28th.— You will probably think that I am imi tating the Wandering Jew in my roving inclinations, but I am simply following my inclination to be at the "front" and have located here at present. Chadron, Nebraska, is now the western terminus of the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railroad to which the people of the Black Hills look for their earliest railway connection with the outside world. The road w 7 as extended to this point this year from Valentine, 137 miles distant, where the terminus rested over two years; the rails were laid here in the tirst week of August. They will be extended 50 miles farther toward the Hills before the season closes. This road is now 443 miles long, commencing at Missouri Yallev Junction, Iowa. Chadron is only a few weeks old but it is a genuine "booin" town and is stockai with rustlers of the choicest grade. You will agree with me in thinking so when I tell you that one week after the town was started there were 100 houses on the townsite—most of them moved from a place four miles west where a town (don't know what they called it) was started on White River before the rail road company decided upon a location. There are now 700 or 800 people in Chad ron, living in about 350 houses; many of the buildings are of good structure, several of them two stories high and all frame except one which is being erected as a bank. Four banks are established here and all are reputed to be in good . financial condition and with good pros pects to remain so. But you would be amused to see some of the buildings they occupy—little, one-story shacks the fronts of which are covered with im mense canvas signs that give the history and connections of the bank from its first inception to the present time. Beside there are enough faro banks to accommodate all who wish to buck the tiger. The railroad company is putting up a large eating house, passenger depot, freight depot and engine house. So far the "iron horses" have been stabled in the open air subject to all kinds of weather—mostly wet since I have been here. The sleeping accommodations in Chadron are yet in a very primitive state, the building of saloons and stores having hitherto occupied more attention than hotels and lodging houses. One night's experience in the best lodging house in town satisfied me. The walls were built of lumber and roofed with canvas. I awoke in the night to find the rain pouring down upon me to an extent that made me think I had un doubtedly gone to sleep in a shower bath. When I got fairly awake the air was blue from the forcible character of the conversation that was being carried on by the unfortunates in adjoining rooms who had been caught like myself. As to the future of this place I cannot say. The people all look forward to the brightest prosperity and I agree with them. About ten trains of cattle have already been shipped from here and the railroad company says that a total of 50,000 head will be shipped. They have good, new stockyards here, a fine lot of new stock cars and run their stock trains under a special schedule at a rate of 25 miles an hour. Mr. W. M. Spipman is here as train master and virtually divis ion superintendent to Long Pine, Neb. He is a thorough railroad man and very popular with employes. The distance from here to Deadwood is 157 miles cov ered by the Northwestern Stage and Transportation company. Harvey Blakely, a man who staged from Bis marck to the Hills, is the stage com pany's superintendent here. Y on should see the outfits he runs over the road. One team in particular, six of the finest dappled grays that were ever seen, ought to be in Barnum's circus. Blakely says his company gets the best of everything and is bound to give patrons the worth of their money, (I am not booming the stage company for a pass for I am not traveling their way.) I will give you a better idea of Chadron, its people and the railroad in my next. I send you a copy of the democratic paper which made its first appearance here to-day and would like to see a Livingston paper once more. X. Y. Z. The Eastern Boundary. Bad Lands Cow Boy: A discovery has recently been made, that, if verified, will be received with joy by residents of our country. The line dividing Da kota and Montana has recently been surveyed, the report sent in to Wash ington, and the official decision returned to the surveyor. If no mistake has been made, the boundary line, instead of running just the other side of Senti nel Butte, runs several miles the other side of Mingusville. There may be some mistake, however, put this will be decided soon. The people of Mingus ville are as well pleased as our people will be over this change in boundary lines, and it is certainly to be hoped that the survey will stand. The Confessed Murderer. During the week Sheriff McMaster of Deer Lodge county passed through here in charge of Murphy, alias Walton, who gave himself iuto the hands of the Min neapolis police on the self-brought charge of having killed John Edwards, brakeman on the Utah & Northern special train car rying Cole's circus last summer while Murphy wus an employe of the circus. Since his original confession Murphy has said that he did not commit the crime but that he was a witness to it. But he will doubtless be tried for murder.