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'"-u. . ■ THIo rArtK Rowell * Co s Newspaper A<! rwtUlng Bureau (10 Rproce Bt.l^here^TmlsIm: •oalracM may be wauo for It 1N NEW YOUR. TERRITORIAL OFFICERS. Governor—Samuel T. Hauser, Helena. Secretary—Win. B. \'eoh, Helena. Delegate to Congress —Joseph K. Toole, Helena. Auditor— J. 1*. Woolman, Helena. Treasurer—D. H. Weston, Helena. Superintendent of l'nblie Instruction—w in. W . Wrlie, IVozeman. \ttornev-General— W. II. Hunt. Distrht'Attorney—1st District—II. N. Blake, Virginia city. ...... ... ... .« , District Attorney—2d District—\V . Y. Pember District Attorney—3d District — W . II. Hunt, * chief Justice,3rd District—D s S. Wade, Helena. Associate .Justices—2nd District, W. J.Galbraith, Deer Lodge; 1st District,C. R. Pollard. v S District Attorney—Robert B. Smith, Dillon V S. Marshal— R. S. kelly, Deer Lodge Surveyor-General —John S. Harris, Helena. Clerk 1st District Court— Theo. Muflly, Virginia C 'c'lerk 2d District Court— R. L. Davis, Deer L Clerk 3rd District Court— B. H. 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To Robert Foley, co-owner: Yon are hereby no tified that I have expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon the Rob Roy (Quartz Lode Miningclaim, situate in New World Mining District, Gallatin county, Montana Terri tory, in order to hold said premises under the pro visions of section 23:24, Revised Statutes of the United States, being the amount required to hold the same for the year ending December 31st, 188.'). And if within ninety days after the publication of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditure as co-owner, your interest in said claim will become the prop erty of the subscriber under said section 2324. 3« THOMAS SHIELS. N OTICE OF FORFEITURE.— Cooke, Gal latin County, Montana, Jan. 9th, 1883.—To Henry Snibley, Co-owner: You are hereby noti fied that I have expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements n pon the Carthage Quartz Lode Mining claim, situate in New World Min ing District, Gallatin county, Montana Ter ritory, in order to hold said premises under the provisions of section 2324, Revised Statutes of the United States, being the amount required to hold the same for the year ending Dec. 31st, 1885. And if within ninety days after the publication of this notice you fail or refuse t« contribute your proportion of such expenditure as a co-ownei, your interest in said daim will be come the property of the subscriber under said section 2324. MARTIN RANMAEL. [first pub. Jan. 16,1886.1 44-347] N OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.- Land Of fice at Bozeman, M. T., April 2nd, 1886. No tice is hereby given that the following-named set tler hrs filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that satd_ proof will be made before the Register and Receiver at Bozeman, M. T., on Monday, May 24th, 1886, viz: Newton S. Lilly, H. 8. No. 242, for the S. W. of Sec. 10, T. 4, S. R. 9 E. He names! the following witnesses to prove eis continuous residence upon, and cultiva tion of, sridland, viz; E. J. Balinger, of Living ston, M. T.; John R. Ilathorn,Livingston, M. T.; Florein S. Compiler, of Livingston, M. T. ; Geo. J . Allen, of Livingston, M. T. O. P. CHISHOLM, Register, [first pub. April 10, 1886.] N OTICE OF FORFEITURE.— Cooke, Gal latin County, Montana, February 25, 1886. To John Stevens', co-owner, or his guardian, A. D. McPherson: You are hereby notified that we have expendsd one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon the Silver Jacket quartz lode mining claim in the New World mining district in the aforesaid Territory and County for the year A. D. 1885, as will appear t>y certificate filed in the office «f recorder of said district on page 213, of Book 1 of affidavits of annual expenditures. Said expenditure by us was made in order to hold said premises under the provisions of section 2324, Re vised Statutes of tne United States, being the amount required to hold the same for the year ending December 31st, 1885. And if within nine ty days after the full publication of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditure as co-owner, being one-lourth owner, your interest in said claim will become the property of the subscribers under said section 2324. M. M. & ROSA G. BLACK. WILLIAM H. RANDALL. 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CINNABAR. - ■ " MONTANA 1 of by on in NEWS OF THE WEEK It now turns out that the reported death of Clara Bell was started as an April fool joke. A prairie fire destroyed the post office, a house, several barns and a quantity of stock at Emsly, Dakota. Ail hope of recovering the bodies of the twenty-six miners entombed in No. 1 stope at Nanticoke, Pa., has now been given up. The Chicago Inter Ocean, following in the wake of the Tribune of that city, has reduced the price of that paper to three cents per copy. A barber name Greene was shot and fatally wounded on Wednesday at Rath drum, Idaho, by M. Musgrove, editor of the Kootenai Courier. It is rumored in New York sporting circles that Jack Dempsey is engaged to be married to a wealthy, highly connect ed lady of Portland, Oregon. Frederick Hibernian of Defiance, Ohio, went out in a boat with his wife and two children to fish in the Anglaize river. The boat capsized and all the occupants were drowned. The stage to Minnidoka. Idaho, was held up on Saturday last by two masked men, who secured the contents of the treasure box, estimated at $10,000. Both escaped. The number of deaths resulting from the Minnesota cyclone, according to the list as finally revised, is as follows: Sauk Rapids 37, St. Cloud, 32, Rice Station 11, Buckman 2; total 72. An American vessel seized at Ottawa for an infraction of the fisheries regula tions has been released, it being the first offense. In the future the laws will be strictly enforced in all cases. Miss Whalen, Mrs. Sterling and her daughter Emma were fatally burned at Chicago on the 24th by the explosion of a kerosene lamp which they were attempt ing to till while it was lighted. The Austrian government has ordered the resignation of the municipal authori ties of Stry, the city destroyed by fire last week, for their failuie to'provide fire engines for the protection of property. Past Grand Chancellor Abey of the Knights of Pythias who shot himself on the 23d at Terrell, Texas, is still alive, and there are hopes of his recovery. He declares that the shooting was accidental. By the explosion of a large iron lard tank in Tobey & Booth's packing house at Chicago, James Sanford was instantly kill ed, Pat Muldoon and Mattie Sanford fa tally injured, and six others more or less injured. Thaddeus Fairbanks of Vermont, the inventor of the scale which bears his name, died last week, aged ninety-four. He was made a Knight of the Imperial Order by the Emperor of Austria during the Vien na Exposition. On Wednesday of last week the senate beat all records in passing bills. Between 1 and 4 p. m. it passed 525 bills, of which 426 were pension bills. Senator Ingalls was in the chair, and he has a reputation of doing quick work. The extensive manufacturing establish ments of Remington & Sons at Ilion, New York, have been placed in the hands of receivers. The liabilities of the firm are estimated at from $700,000 to $800,000, while the value of their plant is placed at $1,500,000. The tunnel house of the Franklin tun nel at St. Elmo, Colorado, was destroyed by fire on Monday, cutting off the air sup ply. Severson Greyser was smothered to death and his five companions were res cued in an unconscious condition. Their recovery is doubtful. James Wasson and Joseph Jackson were hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas, on the 23d for murder committed in the In dian Territory. This makes seventy-one men hanged on the same gallows in the past twelve years, all for murders com mitted in the Indian Territory. A trame building at Alton, Pa., erected on posts and used as sleeping quarters for laborers, toppled over Saturday morning and caught thirty-eight Italians in the employ of the Erie railway. Before they could get out six were burned to death and three others were badly injured. An attempt was made to destroy the church of San Lois at Madrid, Spain, on the 23d, by placing explosives in the enormous hollow candles which stood on either side of the altar. The edifice was badly wrecked and two sextons who were in the building were badly burned. The people of Wayne county, New York, »re greatly excited over the discov ery of a systematic plan of grave robbing which has been carried on at the county alms house and several of the village cemeteries. At least a score of graves have been opened and the bodies are missing. The senate has passed a bill granting a pension of $100 per month to Gen. B. F. Kelly of West Virginia, who raised the first regiment of loyal troops south of Mason & Dixon's line, and fought the first battle of the war near Grafton, West Vir ginia, with a Confederate force under Col. Porterfield. He was twice wounded and is seventy nine years old. One of the three tenemerts composing the building known as the Libby prison, used during the late war for keeping fed eral prisoners, has collapsed from over burdened floors. The building is occu pied by the Southern Fertilizing com pany, and the collapsed tenement was used for the storage of fertilizers. The damage to the stock and buildings is like ly to reacli $100,000. The Janeway company of New Bruns wick, New Jersey, have been awarded $179,804 damages in the federal court against the Pennsylvania railroad. The suit was the result of a collision on Feb ruary 7, 1885, of an oil and freight train. The oil took fire and swept down the streets, setting fire to the Janeway wall paper factory and it was burned to the ground. News of wholesale conflagrations comes from several parts of Austria. The town of Freidland in Moravia has been almost totally destroyed by fire, during the pro gress of which ten persons were killed. The towns of Dobrowiancy, Baj amice and Chyrow have been completely destroyed and the town of Sanok has been greatly damaged. A man at Chyrow was caught in the act of setting fire to a building. A freight train on the Missouri Pacific railroad was wrecked between Wyandotte and Kansas City on Monday last. The spikes had lieen removed from the rails on a curve, and when the tram approached the engine and four freight cars went off the track down au embankment. Ben Horton, fireman, and George Carlisle, brakeman, were killed outfight, Engineer J. H. Fowler was thrown into the river and seriously injured. George E. Graham, the notorious wife murderer, was lynched by a mob of 200 armed and masked men at Springfield, Missouri, on the 27th. On Graham's dangling body an obituary notice, written in characteristic western style, was pinned. It was a plea that justice had been done, and contained a warning to ex-convicts and murderers. "We also give warning," it said, "that any person or persons who dare to discover the actors in this tragedy will be surely and speedily dispatched to hell, where all tilings are revealed to the curious. In justice to the memory of Sarah Graham, loving_ wife and tender mother, whose life wa* sacrificed at the altar of Hecate, we .subscribe ourselves citizens of Greene county, Missouri." MONTANA NEWS. The bullion shipment of Butte last week was 61 bars, valued at $122,784. A shaft for the purpose of examining the drifts beneath the Helena court house has been sunk 22 feet. Thomas Urbansky, a teamster at Butte, fell from a train at Cheyenne, Wyoming, last week and was killed. The bill authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Yellowstone at Miles City has passed the senate. Deputy Marshal Quivey on Monday last arrested at Billings F. W. Phelps, charged with cutting timber on the Crow reserva tion. An effort is being made at Bozeman to organize an association at that place for the purpose of holding a county fair this fall. Chas. Kreiling, employed at Fridley's stable at Bozeman, was severely injured on Saturday by being kicked in the face by a horse. Hon. Frederick Billings of New York, and Parmley Billings and E. G. Bailey of Billings, will shortly open a private bank in that city. The Knights of Labor of Butte gave a ball in that city yesterday, the proceeds of which will be forwarded to the strikers in the southwest. Fifty carloads of cattle were last week shipped from St. Paul over the Northern Pacific, consigned to parties at Glendivc, Custer and Billings. The West Granite Mountain Mining company, which was organized and capi talized at Helena, is about to put in a 60 stamp mill at Phillipsburg. L. J. Kaufmann, a commercial traveler representing Max Meyer & Co. of Omaha, was arrested in Butte on Saturday last for doing business without obtaining a license. New Northwest : Mr. N. J. Bielenberg, who returned from Washington territory this week, bought 12,000 head of mutton sheep on his trip. Sheep are advancing in price. Frank Theriault of Missoula county was drowned in the Flathead river last week. He and another man were in a canoe when they were upset, with the above result. Charles McKee and Archie Knapp, wanted at Manchester, Iowa, for bur glary, were arrested last Saturday at For syth by George Taylor. They were taken to Miles City and turned over to John Omise, sheriff of Delaware county, Iowa, in whose charge they were taken to Man chester. Both prisoners are young men, McKee being 18 years old and Knapp 19 James J. Murray, a wood chopper at Wickes, was found dead in his cabin about two miles from that place last week. A coroner's inquest resulted in a verdict of death from unknown causes. Courier : O. P. Chisholm, register of the land office, just from Milwaukee, has made a very lucky iuvestment in the iron mines of northern Wisconsin. One deal made last week netted him $6,000. George Matatt, a brakeman on the Utah Northern, slipped while coupling cars at Dillon last week and had his right leg badly crushed. He was taken to Butte where his leg was amputated just above the knee. Adolph Alireu, who lived about sixteen miles south of Missoula, was kicked by a horse last week and died lrom the effects of his injuries on Friday night last, death being brought about by paralysis of the stomach. Deputy Sheriff Charles A. Reed of Bil lings was shot at by Simou Foster, whose premises he was watching for horse thieves, the bullet passing through his coat. Fos ter claims to have mistaken Reed for a horse thief. Rising Sun: D. J. Hogan, of South Fork, has sold his fine bunch of cattle to Messrs. Patterson & Sheffer, of Helena. He received $36 per head and there were about five hundred of as fine cattle as run on our ranges. A St. Paul dispatch of the 26th says: Charles Horton, alias Mouthey, alias Texas, a young confidence man lately operating in Montana, attempted to swindle banks here on forged certificates from the Chey enne Stock Growers bank and was prompt ly arrested. Stockgrowers Journal : Wm. Courtenay reports the sale of 3,000 head of yearling and two-year old heifers—the yearlings at $20 a head and the two-year olds at $26. The whole herd will be driven to the Brit ish Possessions at some time during the coming summer. Missoulian : D. J. Plume brought down the news this week that while Wm. Fur guson, of Tobacco Plains, was in Missoula a couple of weeks ago the Indians burned down his stables and barn, destroying all his grain and hay, and nearly burning his dwelling house. Charles W. Hill was arrested at Helena on Saturday last by Sheriff McDermott of Jefferson county on the charge of steal ing a horse and saddle from Murray, a butcher at Comet, and a former employer of Hill. The prisoner claims to have borrowed the property. Independent : The Associated Press failed to convey the intelligence that on the 20th James Shields of Butte M as con firmed internal îevenue collector for the district of Montana and Idaho. He will probably take office as soon as he has ob tained the requisite bonds. The body of a Chinaman was discoverd on Monday last in the river near Missoula. Appearances indicated that he had been dead a week or ten days. A coroner's jury failed to reveal his identity, and the body was taken in charge by the China men at that place and interred. C. E. Conrad, of Fort Benton, has been awarded the contracts for the transporta tion of government supplies from Broad water's Landing to Fort Maginnis at $1.39 per 100 pounds, and from Helena to As sinnaboine at $3.09, with an increase of 25 per cent for the winter months. The lawyers, court attaches and editors of Bozeman gave Judge Pollard a ban quet at the residence of Judge Luce in Bozeman, at the close of the recent court term. The attendants were of both polit cal parties and assembled to show their appreciation of Judge Pollard. The residence of M. Susman at Billings, together with its contents, was destroyed by fire last Sunday night. The family were visiting in the country at the time and nothing was saved. The loss on build ing was $1,000: insured for $975. In surance on personal property $500. We are informed that the Jefferson riv er is making serious inroads upon the 40 stamp mill of the Broadway Mining com pany at Silver Star, and that there is great danger that the batteries will go into the stream unless something be done to pre vent it. We believe the mill is owned by W. H. H. Bowers, of Salt Lake.—Inde pendent. The body of a Chinaman drowned three months ago in Feather river was found on the 17th near Marysville. At the time of the drowning the deceased had over $100 in gold coin on his person. The appear ance of the body indicates that the cloth ing and coin had been taken from the body since the drowning, and that the body was then M'eighted with a bag of sand. Stockgrowers Journal: John S. Devine sold 4,000 head of Idaho one and two year old steers to the firm of Ryan Bros., the cattle to be delivered at Ontario, on the Oregon Short Line, on or about June 20. Price paid, $16 for ones and $23 for two-year olds. He is also negotiating with other parties for the sale of 3,000 head more. There will be about 20,000 head brought into Montana from that country during the season. Fatal Fire at Butte. A fire at Butte on Sunday morning last destroyed the Oregon House, a two-story frame hotel, and resulted in one death and the serious injury of several others. Tilt fire originated, from some unknown cause, in the upper story at an early hour and the flames spread with such rapidity that many of the inmates barely escaped in an almost nude condition. Charlie Lee, a four-year old son of Mrs. Lizzie Lee. who was asleep with his mother and two younger brothers in the upper story, was left behind through an oversight of Mrs. Lee, she thinking in the excitement of the moment that she had secured all three of her children, and lier mistake was not dis covered until too late to save the child, who became a victim to the remorseless flames. Frank Huth, who made his es cape by jumping from the second story window, received serious internal injuries which may prove fatal. Besides these Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Bradley, Joseph Weston, William Barton, Charles Sliattuck and M. M. Graham were more or less seriously burned. The property loss by the fire is $6,000 ; insured for $4,225. More Bloody Work by Apaches. A Tombstone, Arizona, report from Magdelena, Sonora, announces that the Apaches attacked the Bado Secz ranch, 250 miles southeast of Magdaleua, and killed three men and two women and de stroyed a quantity of property. It is al so reported that the Indians are believed to be a portion of Geronimo's band who attacked the ranch near Santa Cruz, Mexi co, and killed a number of ranchers. A special of the 2Gth says: Geronimo's band attacked ranches near Imuris, com pletely destroying all the buildings at Casita, a small station near Imuris on tlje Sonora lailroad, and killing fifteen per sons, all Mexicans. A company of sol diers were sent after them. Two soldiers were killed, The Indians were moving in the direction of Nacori, in the Sierra Madre mountains. Terrorism prevails throughout the district. Probably Fatal Railroad Accident. As freight train No. 13 was passing the bluffs near Milton station, on the Yellow stone division, Thursday morning, a rock slide occurred which threw the engine and several cars from the track and seriously injured three of the train men. Fred Mersereau, the engineer, tvas badly scald ed, and William Jones, fireman, had three ribs broken and was otherwise injured. Clancy, the head brakeman, was buried beneath the engine and rocks, where he was compelled to remain several hours lie fore he could be extricated, and it is fear ed his injuries will prove fatal. More Cattle f< r Mont ina. A Devii's Lake, Dakota, special says: Mr. Devine, manager of an immense stock range near the Great Falls of the Mis souri, Montana, owned by St. Paul capi talists, is here arranging for the shipment to Devil's Lake next week, from -southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, of 2,000 head of young cattle. They will be cor raled near town awaiting the arrival of another shipment on May 15th of the same number, when the droves will he driven overland to Montana, 700 miles, by twenty-five cowboys. A Double Fatality at Philipsburg. Independent: On Friday last a miner named Peter Toi M-as repairing some tim bers in the shaft of the Granite Mountain mine at Phillipsburg. By some means he lost his balance and fell down the shaft and was killed. A man named Noble, a friend of Toy, heard his despairing cry as lie fell and rushed to his assistance along one of the levels. In his excitement he missed his calculation as to the locality of the shaft and, in the darkness, fell into the yawning pit and was also instantly killed. Both men were Cornish men, and Noble leaves a family in England. Tbe Black foot Reservation. A special telegram to the Independent from Delegate Toole says: The amend ment to the Indian appropriation bill au thorizing the secretary of the interior to negotiate witli the Indians in northern Montana for the reduction of their reser vation or for their removal to other reser vations lias been agreed on by the con ference committee of both houses of con gress. In my opinion this bill will result in opening the entire Blackfoot reservation to settlement at the next session of con gress and the removal of the Indians to the big Sioux reserve in Dakota. The Rate War Ended. The San Francisco ticket offices an nounced on Monday last that the trans continental war is over, and posted the following rates: St. Louis unlimited $67. 50; limited $57.50; third class $37.50; Chicago $72.50, $72.50, and $32.50. New York $95.30, $81, and $57.25. Boston $96.70, $83, and $59.25. Freight rates were also advanced by the Union and Southern Pacific roads to half the sched ule rates existing betöre the railroad war began. Fire at Mlle» City. About 9:30 Thursday evening a fire broke out in Burleigh's grocery store and, owing to a strong east wind, the flames were not subdued until four buildings had been destroyed, one of w hich was blown up with powder to prevent the spread of the fire. Loss $12,000 ; insurance $8,000. Meeting of Stockmen. As per a call published for a meeting in Livingston, April 30th, of the stock men of the Upper and Lower Yellow stone and Shields river ranges, vestei day at 1 o'clock about thirty representa tives of this important industry assem bled in Mr. Frank's hall, this city. The meeting was called to order by S. L. Holliday. 13. F. Myers was nun le tem porary chairman, with .1. A. Lovely as secretary. The object of the meeting was the first topic taken up for discus sion. Remarks on the subject were made by several gentleman, all of whom acquiesced in the same ideas, viz: that it was for the purpose of perfecting an independent organization for the imme diate and future protection of stock growing- in eastern Gallatin county; an organization to prevent by the liest means the illegitimate killing of cattle, disposal or appropriation of stock of any kind, and otherwise to further the in terests of all engaged in stock raising. The increased growth of the stock busi ness in eastern Gallatin county attend ed with an apparent increase in criminal irregularities, such as the mysterious disappearance of stock from the ranges and occasional mixing of brands has long since reached a point when some measures should have been taken look ing to the employment of stock detec tives, and the providing of each indi vidual owner with some means in the way of a list of brands by which e.s trays might lie identified at once and owners notified of their whereabouts. 13y act of the last territorial legislature, at the solicitation of stockmen in the counties of Dawson, Custer, Yellow stone, Meagher, Choteau, and Lewis and Clarke, a law was created levying a tax of two mills on the dollar on all stock owned by any individual or company in excess of the value of .'ÿôü!), to be col lected and paid into the territorial treas ury for the employment of stock detec tives and inspectors and for the further protection of stock interests in those counties. As Gallatin county was not included in the above list, it was sug gested and deemed advisable that mon ey lie raised for immediate use by col lecting from all who might become members of an association about to be organized a special tax on the two-mill basis, and with these funds to employ stock detectives and inspectors in such number as may be necessary or hereaf ter decided upon. With these ends in view, by motion, the meeting resolved itself into a per manent organization to be temporarily known as the Upper Yellowstone and Shields River Stock Detective associa tion, of which 13. F. Myers was chosen president, S. L. Holliday vice-president, W. V. Granniss secretary, and E. 13. Martin treasurer. The chair was in structed to appoint a committee of five to prepare by-laws for the association, to be presented at a future meeting for adoption. Messrs. D. J. Kennelly, Win. M. Wright, S. L. Holliday, \Y. V. Gran niss and O. T. Armstrong were selected as a committee to draft by-laws. The initiation fee was fixed at $5.00, and an adjournment of fifteen minutes taken for time in which all who wished to join the association might go forward and subscribe their names to the secre tary's report and pay to the treasurer the required initiation fee. As the Upper Yellowstone and Shields River Stock Detective association the meeting was again called to order, with a membership of 31. F olio wing is a list of the members: i>. F. Myers, W. V. Granniss, O. T. Armstrong, A.Daily, R. O. Morris, I. X. Daily, Shields River Cattle Co., Samuel Daily, G. J. Allen, Richard Dabney, D. J. Kennedy, F. G. Hildridge, S. L. Iloiliday, Xiblock Bros., Dabney Cattle Company, W. C. Officer, David P. Rankin, 15en. Strick land, E. 13. and J. H. Martin, Harvey & Treglone, J. A. Lovely, Alton Bros., E. Dailey, Joseph Meredith, M. A. Gough nour, A. L. Love, J. II. Ilarvat, W. II. Lee, Geo. W. Baker, Wm. M. Wright, and James C. Beatie. After the reading by the secretary of the names of mem bers it was announced as the sense of the meeting that all stockmen not pres ent, whose range is in the eastern half of Gallatin county, are solicited to lie come members and share in the benefits of the association. Further, that all stockmen who may not wish to become members cannot expect to be benefitted in any way by such measures as may be taken by the association looking to its own interests. After tendering a vote of thanks to Henry Frank for the free use of his hall and the discussion of several im portant items to he embodied in the by laws, the association adjourned to meet at the X. P. Reading rooms at 8 o'clock. Previous to adjournment a committee composed of the business men of Liv ingston waited upon the stockmen and J. A. Savage, as chairman, addressed the convention, welcoming them to our city and extended an invitation to all to partake of a banquet at 8:30 p. m., espe cially provided for them at the Parlor Restaurant, which invitation was duly accepted. The association was again called to order at 8 p. m., and by a motion carried the president was directed to act as chairman of and appoint four associates as an executive committee to act tempo rarily or until next meeting. As this committee Messrs. S. L. Holliday, O. T. Armstrong, E. B. Martin and Geo. W. Baker were selected. By motion each member was directed to furnish the sec retary with his brands and marks, to gether with vent, between now and next meeting. After speeches by Col. C. H. Gould, representing Keenan & Hancock, live stock commission mer chants of Chicago, Col. F. M. Malone, live stock agent of the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul railway, J. A. Sav age, I). J. Kennelly, E. Goughnour and others the meeting adjourned to Satur day, May 15th, when it is hoped every stockgrôwer in eastern Gallatin county will be present. On adjournment a committee of citi zens of Livingston escorted the stock men to the supper prepared for them, of which it is needless to say they did am ple justice and that wine and good cheer flowed freely. Want of space and delay in the usual hour of going to press pre cludes a more extended report of the supper and numerous speeches made. The programme of the supper was com pleted, however, by deafening rounds of cheers for the stock association and the citizens of Livingston.