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I nlo rRrttl Koweït A Co's Newspaper Ad yantstng Bureau (tOSnruce St i whe^^v^lstn;: contract« m&y bo mauo for U IN NEW lUitii« -\V. Y. Pember TERRITORIAL OFFICERS. fiorernor—Samuel T. Ilauser, Helena. Secretary—Win. it. VVeob, Helena, ilelegate'toCongress—Joseph K Toole, Helena. Auditor— J. P. Woolman, Helena. Treasurer—D. 11. Weston. Helena. Superintendent of Public Instruction Win. W. Wylie, Bozeman. Attorney-General — W . H. Hunt. District' Attorney—1st District— H. N. Blake, Virginia City. District Attorney—2d District ton, Dutte. District Attorney—3d District — W. H. Hunt, Fort Benton. , , ,, , Chief Justice,3rd District—!) t S. Wade,Helena. Associate .1 ustices —2nd District,W . .1 .Galbraith, Deer Lodge; 3rd District, C. It. Pollard. I'. S. District Attorney—Robert B. Smith, Dillon I'. S. Marshal— R. S. Kelly, Deer Lodge Surveyor-General—John S. Harris, Helena. Clerk 1st District Court— Theo. Mu Illy, \irginia City. •Clerk 2d District Court— R. L. Davis, Deer Lodge. Clerk 3rd District Court— B. II. Tatem, Helena. Collector of Internal Revenue—D. J. Welch, Helena. Collector of Customs—T. A. Cummings,' Ben ton. I'. S. Assaver— R. B. Harrison, Helena. Register of U. S. Land Office, at Bozeman—O. P. Chisholm. GALLATIN COUNTY. Sheriff—A. J. Kdsall, Bozeman. Treasurer—Ed. K. Ferris, Bozeman. Probate Judge—C. S. Hartman, Bozeman. County Clerk and Recorder—James Gourlev. Assessor— T. P. McDonald, Livingston. County Superintendent of schools—Miss Adda M. Hamilton, Bozeman. » oroner — R. D. Alton, M. 1).. Livingston. County Commissioners— S. L. Holliday, I.iv ngston ; Geo. Hutchinson, Gallatin; A. Gotts ehalk, Bozem .n. J. P., Livingston Precinct— R W\ Hanson, M. Kelly. Constables—John W'innett, G. *V Metcalf. D R. A. R. ROBERTSON, Scbgeox Dentist, Office over Burt Marsh's Auction Store, Main St. Jjl GEISDORF, M. D. Graduate of the Royal University at Berlin. Cascade, Upper Yellowstone, - Montana. JOHN H ELUEIt, N. P. Land Agent. JOHN A. SAVAGE, Notary Public. RAVAGE & ELDER, Attorneys at Law and Real Estate Aokntî Practice in all the Courts of the Territory. Main street. Livingston, M. T J^OBERT D. ALTON, M. D. StmciEON Nohthern Pacieic R. K. Co. B. PERRY, PHY8ICAN AND SURGEON. LIVINGSTON, - MONTANA. Offi ce in Orscliel Bro's. Block, Park Street. Bank of Livingston STEBBINS, MUND & CO., Livingston, GENERAL Transacts a BANKING Montant: BUSINESS. Exchange on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. Interbst Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. Collections made a specialty, •nee solicited. associated ranks. Correspond Stockgrowers National, Miles City. First National Bank, Billings. First National Bank, Buffalo, Wyo'g. Merchants National Bank, Deadwood, D. T. Stebhins, Mund & Fox, Central, D. T. Stehhins, Fox & Co , Spearfish, D. T. A. L. LOVE Cashier. NORTHERN PACIFIC ll RAZIjZIOAI) The direct line between SAINT PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, Or DULUTH, And all points in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington Territory, OREGON, British Columbia, Puget Sound and ALASKA, Express Trains Daily, to which are attached PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS AND ELEGANT dining cabs. NO CHANGE of CARS BETWEEN ST. PAUL .»» PORTLAND On any class of Tickets, EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. The only all rail line to the YELLOWSTONE PARK! information in regard to the Northern Pa nc i* 0 *" 8 can he obtained free by addressing _ CHAS. S. FEE, General Passenger Agent, St. Faul, Minn V'OTICK FOR PUBLICATION IN NEWS PAPER. — Mining Application No. 46.— I nited States Land Oftict*, Bozeman, December 16th, 1885.— Notice is hereby given that Bear Gulch Placer Company, a corporation organized 50 00 25 10 -----------,---------..rgamzed and existing under the laws of the Territory of W voming, by George O. Eaton, its president, whose postoffice address is Gardiner, Gallatin county, Montana territory, has this day filed its application for a patent for 33.fit! acres of placer mining ground known as Bear Gulch Placer Com pany s forty acre plater, situated in the so-called Sheepeater Mining District (unorganized) m the County of Gallatin, Territory of Montana, and designated by the field notes and official plat on me in this office as Survey No. HI, Mineral District No. 2, in Township 9, South of Range 9east, ap proximately upon un8iirveyed land. Said Survey No. 61 being described as follows, to-wit: Coni mencing at the N. E. location corner thereof, a volcanic, rock in place, 4x5x3 feet above ground, marked with a cross (x) and 1-61 for corner No. 1, from which a fir tree 10 in. in diameter marked B. T. 1-61 bears S. 123, go' W. 145 feet; and a fir tree 12 in. in diameter marked B. T. 1-61 bears S. 67 3 , 26' E. 95 feet, and from which the Sheen eater initial point bears N. 21®,3D,20 ' E. 1,183.9 feet, thence north .Tic, 6', 30"' W. 1,043 feet to the northwest location corner, a granite stone 20x12x8 inches, 14 inches deep, marked 2-61 for corner No. 2, thence S. 32 3 , 46', 30'' W. 1,422.5 feet to a fir post 4':, inches square, in mound of earth, and marked 3-61 for corner No. 3; from which open cut No. 2 hears N. 423,50' Ji. 718 feet, and N. W. corner of blacksmith shop, hears N. 650,10" E. 795 feet, thence S. 533, 6", 30" E. 1,043 feet to a ptone 28x10x8 inches, 18 inches deep, marked 4-61 for corner No. 4, thence N. 323 , 46", £. 1,422.5 feet to corner No. 1, the place of beginning; mag netic variation 19 3.3', 33" blast, containing 33.99 acres. The location of this claim is recorded in the Recorder s office of the County of Gallatin, in Book 2 of Mining Claims, page 505. The adjoin ing claimants are Placer Survey No. 44, on the southwest. Any and all persons claiming ad versely any portion of said mining ground or premises are required to file their adverse claims with the Register of the United States Land Of fice at Bozeman, in the Countv of Gallatin, Ter ritory of Montana, during the sixty days period of publication hereof, or they will' he barred by virtue of the provisions of the statute. O. P. CHISHOLM, Register, (first pul). December 19, 1885.) S UMMONS.—In the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana in and for the County of Gallatin. - Anna Zim merman, plaintiff, against Phillip Zimmerman, defendant. Action brought in the District Court of the 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 office of the Clerk of said District Court. The People of the Territory of Montana, send greet ing to Phillip Zimmerman, the above named de fendant. You are hereby required to appeal in an action brought against you by the above named Plaintiff in the District Court ol the First Judi cial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said County of Gallat'in, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten davs (exclusive of the day ot service) after the service on you of this summons—if served within this county; or if served out of this county, but in this district, then within twenty days; otherwise within forty davs —or judgment by default will he taken against you, according to the piayer of said complaint The said action is brought to—1st,obtain adecree ot this Court dissolving the bonds of matrimonv now existing between the plaintiff and defendant, on the grounds of desertion, also that the plain tiff have the caie, custody and control of the four minor children mentioned in the complaint on file herein, 2nd, That all the right, title and in terest of the said defendant in and to certain real estate situate in Yellowstone county, Montana Territory, and more particnlarly described in said complaint he set over and assigned to this plain tiff. And for such other and further relief as to the Court may seem just and equitable, as will more fully appear by reference to the complaint on tile herein. And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear andanswerthesaidcoiuplaint as above required, the said plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief prayed for in her com plaint. Given under 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 21st day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five. THEO. MUFFLY, Clerk. By E. M. Gardner, Deputy Clerk. Savage A Elder, Plaintiff's Attorneys. [first pub. dec. 26,1885.] A GIFT Send 10 cents postage and we will mail you free a royal, valuable, sample box of goods that will put you In the way of making more money, at once, than anything else in America. Both sexes of all ages can live at home and work in spare time, or all the time. Capital not required. We will start you. Immense nay sure for those who start at once. STINSON & CO , Portland, Maine. Minnesota & Northwestern R. R. Co. in T. a ing was Minnesota & Northwestern R. R. Co. Chicago & St. Louis Short Line. MINNEAPOLIS ®)&8T. PAUL jVunnesota * Northwestern Rati Rod 4 Ncrstran Kenyon Doap c. Railroad, rp ^yClAUBtm tA o o Connections. L yle LMona V M»nty ■I'Tx .V. Jc - mG n ::w C en * GrVcnrllU * O} DES M0IKES1 Centre Y • <S> j^i^Watcrloo u sy^^^lcdeponal 1 MarehaTCkgJ Ù town V^Montciuma i ■pakaloos? Ar ubuque KT«Wr orrestoo Oregon 1 XocM"* 1 Keithsburg Glenwood % PEORIA Kirksville V W Macon C. W Mcx ioo^, JC Q ^KANSAS A CITY%^ ^ Gtl T.LOUI8 I na'iccn PREM. - T . The only line in the Northwest running Pullman's ELEGANT BUFFET SLEEPERS and com bination SLEEPING and CHAIR CARS. Popular Route to Chicago and the East. Short Line to St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth, Galveston, San Frahcisco and all California points, New Orleans and Florida KAYMOND IÏUPUY, H. M. LITTELL, Gen'l Agent. Gen. Pass. Agt. CMBAR HOTEL! STABLE AND BLACKSMITH SHOP IN CONNECTION. Hay, Crain and General Supplies Always on Hand. Also, Headquarters of the CINNABAR AND COOKE Transportation and Forwarding Co. W. M. HOPPE A CO., Proprietor«, Freights advanced and all goods promptly for warded for Merchants and Shippers when the same are consigned in care of the above company. Reasonable Rates charged. H. J. HOPPE, Manager. CINNABAR, MONTANA. by to red ton ed at the five NEWS OF THE WEEK. of its on a Oregonians want Crater lake in their state set aside as a national reservation. The late severe storm has caused serious loss to the stoc..aien of Texas and Kansas. The mother of Paddy Ryan, the pugilist, died at West Troy, New York, on the 10th inst. Bradlaugh has at last been sworn into the house of commons as a member for Northampton. At the city election in Cheyenne, Wyom ing, on Tuesday the democrats made a clean sweep. The British ship Hudson Bay foundered on the 13th inst. and fifteen of her crew were drowned. The snow storms throughout the south west the past week have seriously interfer ed with railroad traffic. A fire at Fort Yates, Dakota, on the 8th destroyed three dwellings belonging to H S. Parkin; loss $5,000. John Sherman was elected United States senator from Ohio by the legislature of that state on the 13th inst. The Skye crofters haveadoted the Irish policy and have determined to pay no rent until their wrongs are redressed. Advices from Colon state that twenty one vessels were wrecked and sixty-five lives lost during the recent storm there The grand Lodge of Minnesota A. F. & A. M. is now holding its annual conclave in St. Paul. Over 120 lodges are repre sented. A large and substantial ice bridge lias formed on the Niagara below the falls which will probably remain through the the season. The flour warehouse of Frederick Ne hemier at Chicago, with its contents, was destroyed by fire on the 12th inst. Loss, $250,000. The hotel of the Oregon Railway & Navigation company at Walla Walla, W. T. , was burned on Sunday last. Loss, $40,000 ; insurance $20,000. The corner stone of the St. Paul ice castle was laid on Thursday with grand ceremonies, under the auspices of all the winter sporting clubs in the city. At Mobile, Alabama, on the 10th, while a crowd of boys and negroes were search ing the ruins of a burned block, a wall 30 feet high fell, burying six persons. The steamer ''A. A. Washburn," Capt. Johnson, from Mobile to New York, was burned at sea on the 9th inst. Her crew was picked up by the steamer "Hutchin son." The president on Thursday gave a state dinner at the White House to members of the cabinet, the lieutenant general of the army, admiral of the navy and a few other invited guests. in of of ed Four persons were frozen to death last week in Sherman county, Kansas. Their names arc Fred Bride, Jacob Kotingham, at Gardy ; Mr. Loens and a boy named Harper, at Voltaire. Col. Ed Richardson, of New" Orleans, died at Jacksonville, Miss., on Monday He was president of the late World's ex position, and was one of the largest cotton planters iD the world. A boiler in the basement of St. Mary's Catholic church at Fort Wayne, Indiana, exploded, instantly killing the engineer and a little girl, and entirely wrecking the building. Loss $65,000. Public Printer Rounds is understood to favor the introduction of civil service reg ulations into his department by establish ing a standard of proficiency for composi tors, bookbinders, pressmen, etc. The schooner Levonia Thomas went ashore on Tough Point, near Cape Look out. Capt. Thomas P. Clarke, the mate and one sailor were found dead in the rigging. Three men were washed ashore. A cavc-m occurred at Boston Run, near Mahony City, Penn., and a block of houses went down ouf of sight. The families living in the houses made a narrow escape. The surface is still caving and five more blocks are in danger. John Degman, sheriff of Colfax county, Nebraska, was killed by a blow on the head from a club in the hands of a pris oner named Lapour, on the 12th inst. La pour was taken from the jail and hanged by a mob the same day. A bill introduced in the house by Mr. Weaver for the issue of fractional currency directs the secretary of the treasury to prepare and issue fractional paper currency to the amount of $75,000,000 in denomin ations of 10, 15, 25 and 50 cents. All Chinese workmen employed by the Pioneer, Sacramento and Phoenix flour mills, the Capital woolen mills and the American laundry, San Francisco, were discharged on Monday last. Three hund red white men will be employed in their places. The Treasury Department at Washing ton is informed that Norman H. Camp, formerly assayer in charge of the assay office at Boise City, Idaho, who was remov ed in September last, has been convicted at Boise City of embezzling $12,507 of the funds of that office and sentenced to five years imprisonment and to pay a fine a of $10,000. The department of justice has instituted proceedings to recover the deficit in his accounts from his bondsmen The Ohio bouse of representatives on Tuesday unseated the democratic mem bers from Hamilton county and in their places nine republicans were sworn in giving the republicans twenty-one major ity on joint ballot. This will secure the return of John Sherman to the senate. The extensive mill buildnigs in Ken sington, Pa., known as Arrot's mills and Beaty's mills, occupying two blocks bounded by Emerald, Latterly, Taylor and Coral streets, and separated by Adams street, were destroyed by fire Sunday morning involving a loss estimated at $1,000,000. Mr. Stead, the imprisoned editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, writes from jail to his friends that his health is unaffected by confinement, that he is busily engaged in literary labors, and that he is opposed to a further prosecution of the work of tak ing up petitions for his release, as he de sires to finish out his term of imprison ment. The Richmond (Va.) Whig which sus pended publication on Dec. 22, has been sold for $5,000. The paper, up to the time of its suspension, was an ardent sup porter of Mahonc's readjuster schemes, and was one of the oldest papers in that state. The new purcliasers of the paper will begin its publication "igain, but as a democratic organ. A disastrous cyclofie jiassed over' the middle counties of England on the 13th inst. A railway station at Strattord-on Avon was unroofed and traffic on the rail ways stopped for some time. A number of cranes were blown over at Wcdnesbury, and two persons were killed at that place. Reports from all the sections traversed by the cyclone say that trees were uprooted, houses unroofed and damage of other sorts sustained. Senator Bowen has introduced a bill to establish a public park at Pagasa Springs in the state of Colorado, to be known as Bruno Park, and to lje under the control of the Secretary of the Interior, who is di rected to provide for its survey, and is given power to provide for the preserva tion of the timber and for the protection natural curiosities contained therein, and to appoint a superintendent to take charge thereof. , At Johnsonvllle, Miss., January 7th, the bodies of two negroes, Ernest Keys and Nat Forbes, were found dangling from a bridge over Mound Bayou. They were two of four negroes who entered the store of E. F. Carroll, at Jacksonville, Decern ber 27th, and drove a hatchet into the back of Carroll's head. The murderers secured $300 in cash and a watch and started for Arkansas, but these two return ed and were captured. Both whites and blacks were engaged in the lynching. A frightful railroad accident occurred on the Louisville & Nashville railroad at a bridge over Flint river, near White's Station. Alabama, on the 9th. Two sec tions of a freight train were telescoped The shock caused the bridge to fall, tak ing with it five cars of the first section and the whole of the second section—an en gine and seventeen cars. The wreck caught fire and eighteen cars were burned. John Johnson, fireman, fell under his engine and was drowned; H. Boiello, brakeman, was caught under a car and burned to death ; Engineer W. D. Johnson, brother of the dead fireman, was fatally burned ; Conductor George Yourg was seriously burned. 6; 11 to About the Crows. Billings Gazette: Two Belly, the prominent Crow chief, is in very bad health, and is not expected to live long. Many Crows are dying off with pneumon ia and other lung diseases The principal chiefs ol the Crows re cently waited in a body or Agent William son and requested that exigent Armstrong he put off the reservation and "sent to his future home, if he las one." They claim that Rosebud Late, where Arm strong has located a rancli, is within the reservation and they don'twant him there. G. R. Davis informs us that Plenticoues and his party have been ' set afoot," sup posed to be by white horse thieves. The party must have had 500 to 600 head, and the loss is a heavy one. Plenticoues was an his return from the agency to his farm at Pryor Gap, and was camped at the mouth of Rottongrass creek, where his stock were driven off. He is on the trail of the thieves, who dtove the stock, through Pryor Gap, and in a southwester ly direction through Wyoming. It is supposed they were taken to Teton Basic. Canadian Indians, River Press: W. H. Jackson, late sec retary of the central committee of the Saskatchewan National league, and private secretaty of the late Louis Riel, says that another rebellion, on the part of the resi dents of the Saskatchewan valley, is inev itable, and if the aborigines do not break out next spring, it will be evidence that they are biding their time and will enlist the white settlers in their cause. In his opinion another rebellion is only a matter of time. as of the on in the and at the his by in to a Tiie Sleeping Beauty. Minnie Dishler. Nebraska's sleeping beauty, mention of whose long nap was made m these columns some time since, recovered consciousness January 3, the sixty-seventh day of her trance sleep. The girl fell into a trance from which she has not revived on October 6th last, and dur ing the long interval she has lain to all appearances a lifeless being, with the ex ception of respiration and pulsation When Miss Dishler awoke her mind was apparently clear and unimpaired. Her appetite and general feelings are good, but her arms and lower limbs were paralyzed She says that she was conscious during the whole time of her protracted trance, but although she exerted her utmost power to evince her consciousness, she could not move a single muscle. She says she had no physical pain until the fortieth day of her sleep when an electric battery was ap plied. Since then she has suffered a thou sand agonies ef body, and at times it seemed as though her mind would give way under the strain, and she now com plains of terrible physical suffering in consequence of the shock to her system The doctor in attendance says, however, that she will recover in a short time, and will also regain the full use of her limbs The Crow Reservation. A Washington special of Jan. 12th says There will be a bill introduced this ses sion to throw open a considerable part of the Crow reservation in Montana and consolidate the Crows on land held by them in severalty, dissolving the tribe re lation. The measure will be substantial ly the same as that introduced by Dele gate Maginuis in the last session of the forty-eighth corgress. This will open to settlement some of the finest arable and grazing lands in the northwest. Delegate Toole has prepared the bill, but will wait until he can learn what the Holman com mittee has to say about the reservation It is expected that the committee will re commend practically the same measure as the Maginuis bill. Territorial Insane Asylum. New Northwest: We are indebted to Dr. Chas. F. Mussigbrod of Mitchell & Mussigbrod, contractors for keeping the indigent insane of Montana, for the fol lowing record of the institution for the year ending December 31, 1885: Admitted, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1885.. Discharged " " Escaped " " Died (including 3 suffocated in fire). Patients in asylum Jan. 1, 1886 .... Of whom 91 arc males and 16 females. On the 31st of December, 1884, there were 91 patients m the asylum. The pa tients sent from the several counties dur ing 1885 were: Lewis and Clarke, 17; Deer Lodge, 13; Silver Bow, 13; Missoula, 6; Gallatin, 6; Custer. 5; Yellowstone, 3; Meagher, 3; Madison, 2; Choteau, 2; Jef ferson, 1 ; Beaverhead, none. 71 47 3 5 107 Yillard Settles Up. A conveyance filed in New York on the 11 th inst. shows that Henry Villard's im mense group of houses on Madison avenue, which were conveyed to Mr. Villard by Mrs. Villard about two years ago to two trustees for the benefit of the Oregon Rail way and Navigation company, have been reconveyed to Mrs. Villard by the trustees for $1, and that the provisions of that trust have been satisfied. Mrs. Villard has conveyed three of the houses and three of the lots to H. C. Falmstock and Edward D. Adams, of the firm of Win slow, Lanier & Co., the considera tion being $237,000. She retains the title to the large house. The conveyance to her recites that Mr. Villard's indebted ness to the Oregon Railway and Naviga tion company has been satisfactorily ad justed. It is understood that securities held by Mr. Villard at the time of his embarrassment have appreciated greatly and enabled him to settle with the com pany. New Towns! le Company. Great Falls Tribune : A company com posed of a number of representative east ern and western gentlemen have incorpor ated under the name of the Great Falls Improvement company, with a capital of $1 ,000,000. They have acquired some land along the north side of the Missouri river about ten miles below the town of Great Falls. In their prospectus they state that they propose to make extensive improvements on the water power at the Great Falls, lay out a townsite, erect a hotel and make such other improvements as may be found necessary. Judging from the positions held by the incorpora tors, the company is evidently a strong •ne. Made Him Take It Back. Mrs. Hild, a Montana lady recently created a sensation at New York Mills, Minn. A young man of that plaee had been defaming her character. Meeting him upon the street she, at the point of a revolver, marched him into a store crowd ed with customers, and there made him get down upon his marrow bones and de clare that all that he had said about her was a lie. Mrs. Hild was arrested and bound over to keep the peace. ed The grinding of the crown glass disk of the immense lens for the Lick Observ atory, California, is well under way at Cambride, Mass., yet a whole year's work remains to be done before it can be finished the the his ly but up From Cooke. Cooke, to keep up with the times, re ports au earthquake shock. It occurred on the morning of December 26 and is re ported to have been plainly felt by several parties. Frank Esler has men at work fixing up the old smelter and teams busy hauling ore and charcoal with which to fire it up. It is hard to fix a date when the Repub lic smelter will start up. The manage ment state that not until they have every thing they need to make a continual run will they charge the furnace. Ter more Italian coal burners have ar rived and went to work immediately. Messrs. Manderville and Frost have struck an eight-inch vein of very rich ore in one of their claims. The lowest assay of the ore is 750 ounces, and the highest 1900 ounces to the ton. They will con tinue its development throughout the win ter. Although New Year's night was ver cold it did not keep the miners indoors— at leasj; a portion of them were out jump ing claims on which the assessment work had not been done. I hope in my next to be able to give the number of tons of bullion produced by both smelters, but until then adieu. N The Neihart Mines. Husbandman: News from Neihart is to the effect that miners are busy and in good spirits. The smelter is expected to start this week and active preparations for good run are going forward. The Dakota mine, it is believed, will be bonded at $80,000. E. W. Toole, a partner in the property, is expected to visit the camp to complete the negotiations as soon as lnisi ness in the supreme court will admit of his absence from Helena. The owners, it is understood, are to receive $10,000 in cash. The Hudson Mining company have contracted the running of a-700-foot tunnel on the Mountain Chief mine. It will tap the vein at a depth of about 400 feet and render the delivery of ore to the surface an easy matter. It is believed this will develop one of the best mines in the west. Another New Process. The Winncmucca (Nevada) Silver-State says: Jacob Gooding of Reno, who was in town Saturday, says a new process for separating gold and silver from the baser metals has been tried at Peavine with as tonishing success. The ore is roasted in a furnace, then treated with a chemical fluid which separates the gold from the silver and both from the gangue and baser metals. A three-ton furnace and vats for treating the roasted ore have been erected at Peavine, and Mr. Gooding says the re fractory ores of that district are worked up 85 per cent of their assayed value and the gold and silver is over .900 fine. The cost of treating ores by this process does not exceed $3.50 per ton where fuel is not too high. a to a The Railroad Pool. The Anaconda Review meniions the fol lowing as the terms of the new pooling irrangement between the Northern Pacific and the Utah & Northern: "The North ern Pacific is to keep out of Butte for one year's time, leaving the field clear for the Union Pacific, and at the end of one year the field will be open fur competition to the Northern road. In consequence of this reticence, on their part, the Northern Pacific is to receive forty-six per cent of the earnings of the Union Pacific for Butte and Anaconda." We suppose the pool applies to Helena on like terms, 46 per cent in that case going to the Union Pa cific on condition of keeping away. Must Remove Their Fences at Ouce. In reply to a letter from ex-Delegate Downey, of Wyoming, in behalf of prum inent cattle men of that territory, against whom proceedings have been recommend ed to compel the removal of fences main tained by them enclosing public lands, requesting that proceedings be postponed until spring, the assistant commissioner of the general land office has written denying the request and stating that it was the in tention of the laud office to push such proceedings as rapidly as possible and to continue them until every unlawful en closure is removed from public lands. Saved by a Dog;. A wood hauler, J. B. Lome, living near Butte had been in that city one day last week with a load of wood and, it being very cold, imbibed rather freely of the seductive "hot scotch," until late in the evening when he started for his home. The night was severely cold and Mr. Lome, about midway between town and his home, got off of his wagon to warm up, the whisky he had been drinking through the day having died out. He began flop ping his arms to produce circulation when his team became frightened and ran away from him. He gave chase until complete ly exhausted, when he fell by the wayside. How long he remained there he knew not, but was aroused from his stupor by his faithful dog. The dog pulled at Lome's clothes until he became awakened but not sufficiently to fully arouse him, and then began biting his legs. Lome finally got up to fight the dag, who instinctively led him a short distance from the road to a ranch near by, where he received care which saved bis life. re re up A Stage Robbery. A telegram received on the 12th inst. at military headquarters at Omaha advised Gen. Howard that a stage coach had been robbed near Ft. Robinson, and the nionev intended for the payment of the United States troops carried off. Other dispatches since received give fulier details of the robbery. From them it appears that a point a short distance from Dawes City, between Chadron, Nebraska, and Ft. Rob inson, about eighteen miles from the fort, was the scene of the attack. The coach was traveling at a good rate of speed when six masked men suddenly appeared, as though out of the ground. The robbers leveled six carbines at the driver and or dered him to throw up his hands. He obeyed without further ado. The robbers proceeded to rifle the coach. Each pas senger was in turn relieved of the money and other valuables he chanced to have about his clothes, and the brigands then bid adieu to the party, carrying off in ad dition to the personal property secured, the heavy iron box belonging to the ex press company and containing $6,000 of the government's hard cash, on its way to the paymaster at the fort. The news of the robbery was immediately conveyed to Ft. Robinson, and the entire garrison was sent out post haste to scour the country for the highwaymen. Orders were also wired forward to Ft. Niobrara to send out a detachment of troops, and all other points in the vicinity, including Dead wood, Cheyenne, Laramie, McKinney and Sidney, have been advised of the robbery and posses are on the lookout for the des peradoes. The loss falls on the express company, but the utmost exertion is being made by the civil and military authorities to capture the robbers. The Crow Lease. John T. Blake who was in Salt Lake a few days ago unfolded to a Tribune re porter his scheme to lease the Crow reser vation as follows : "The amonntof laud I leased," said Mr. Blake, "was 2,5000.000 acres. I made the contract with the twenty-seven Crow chiefs, each of whom signed it, as well as about 400 of the 500 Indians. The con tract was signed in October of 1884. I agreed to pay $40,000 the first year and $50,000 for each of the remaining years, the lease running for ten years. The lease was simply for grazing purposes, and the land will support 75,000 head of cattle easily. My purpose was to sub-lease it. The Crow treaty gives them the power to lease their surplus lands, subject to the approval «f the secretary of the interior. My lease has not yet been approved, and a number of Montanians are fighting it. The men who oppose it are principally those who have contracts with the govern ment, cattle men who are grazing their cattle on the reservation in violation of the law and ranchmen who want the land thrown open for settlement. Secretary Teller sent two special agents out to in vestigate the matter, and they reported favorably. A senate committee, compos ed of Senators Harrison, Ingalls and Jones, came out and investigated the case last summer, but have not yet submitted their icport." "Don't you think the leasing of these lands will prevent the opening of the res ervation for settlement?" "No, sir; on the contrary, I think it will act as an entering wedge for their settle ment. There are at least 20,000 head of cattle now grazing on the reservation, the owners of which pay nothing to the In dians or to the government. The Indians have nearly two million acres of land left, which is an abundance for their 500 fam ilies. The rental I propose to pay would amount to $100 per year for each family, and as they only receive about half rations from the government it is better that they should receive some benefit fnfm their idle lands. It would be better for the Indians as well as for the country to have that land used for grazing purposes.'' "Did you meet witli any difficulty in negotiating with the Indians?" "Very little. At first they thought I wanted to buy the land and objected, but soon learned that I only wanted to 'buy the grass,' as I termed it. Of course they do not consider their contracts very binding. They change their minds like children, but if the lease is approved by the secre tary of the interior the government will compel them to stick to their agreement. The government should either furnish these Indians with sufficient food, so they wont go around the country stealing and robbing, or allow them to lease their lands. This is the first lease of Indian lands ever made outside of Indian Territory. It is a very big transaction, but there is such a howl against leasing public lands that it is doubtful whether it will be approved, al though it would he better for all concern ed and would not delay the opening of the reservation for a single dav.'' The precious metal output of Oregon last year was §607,402, of which §12,000 was silver and the remainder gold; Washington, $109,050; Alaska, §351,000; Idaho, §4,423,356; Montana. §14,224,512. The gross yield, aggregated, is approxi mately as follows: Gold, 30t 4 per cent, or §27,290,294; silver, 51^ per cent, or §46,489,939; copper, per cent, or §7, 838,036; lead, 9 y 2 per cent, or §8,552,991.