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LIVINGSTON, MONTANA GEO. H. WEIGHT, Publisher SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 1886. Entered at the postoffice in Livingston, as second-class mail matter. M. T. Salesville............ " East Gallatin....... 2 Willow Creek....... 1 Livingston.......... h Gardiner............ 2 Cooke............... 2 Hillsdale............ 1 Call for Democratic Convention. At a meeting of the democratic central com jnittee, held upon call of the chairman at Boze man, on the 31st day of July, 18*6, it was resolvei that the primaries for the election of delegates t< tl.e county convention be held on the 18th of Sep tember and that the county convention be hell on the 25tli of September. It was decided to ap portion the different precincts on the basis of om vote to each 30 democratic votes cast for Jos. K Toole two years ago: Bozeman..............13 Monforton ............ 1 West Gallatin......... 1 Fridley's.............. 1 Sweetjrass............ 1 Flathead.............. 1 Bie Timber ........... 1 Hunter's Sprint's...... 1 Timberline.......... 1 Melville............... 1 Chico............... 1 Shields Hiver .......... 1 Three Forks........... 1 Upper Bould r........ 1 Mission............... 1 Cinnabar.............. 1 Bates.................. 1 Spanish Creek........ 1 The sense of the central committee being against the use of proxies in the convention, it recom mends to the several county precincts the election of delegates and alternates to the count)' conven tion, and the adoption of a resolution authorizing those of the delegates or alternates present in the county convention to cast the entire vote of their precinct in said convention. W. F. Sloan, CJiairman. J. M. Hobinson, Secretary. Kichland............ 1 Gallatin............. l Moreland........... 1 Cascade............. 1 Bear Gulch.......... 1 Bed Lodge.......... 1 Commissioner Sparks, of the general land ollice, has prepared a statement showing the disposais of public land for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1886. from which it appears that the total number of entries were 227,474, em bracing an area of 20,091,967 acres, the amount of money received for this land was $7,412,767. The number of acres disposed of in Montana was 911,574. We would advise our esteemed co temporary, the Helena Herald, that Jas. Ilarvie has never been connected with the Enterprise only as an employe, and in that capacity has not been asso ciated with the paper for the past two weeks. If he exhibited any freshness as an attache of the Enterprise while in Helena, it was without the consent or sanction of its owner and publisher. Acting Land Commissioner Stocks lager has rendered a decision in the case of an Indian claiming land in Washing ton territory as homesteader against the claim of the Northern Pacific railroad company, in which he holds that the occupation of the land by the Indian prior to the filing of the company's map of definite location was such a claim as excepted the tract from the grant. The decision virtually decides a large num ber of similar cases in Washington ter ritory. __ The democratic county convention meets at Bozeman to-day to place in nomination the regular county ticket. From present indications a most har monious meeting is looked for. We understand thaï the west side concedes . all asked and desired by the east half of the county—the choice of the council man, one representative and one county commissioner. With the balance ot the ticket made up of deserving men from other portions of the county, the party can hope for excellent results on election day. The nomination of Col. W.F. Sanders as delegate to congress, by the republi cans in convention at Butte last week, cannot be considered as the wisest se lection that could have been made from the political timber at hand, a fact se cretly regretted by many of the party and openly acknowledged by others. But no blame can be attached to the delegation from Gallatin county, who stood solid on the last ballot for the gentleman who should have been nom inated—T. C. Power. Though Mr. Power consented to the use of his name in the convention, it cannot be said he sought the nomination as against Mr. Sanders who did and was accorded it It may be said however of Col. Sanders that he is well qualified for the office, as be is reputed one of the ablest men in the territory, and ability in a dele gate, brought to bear in our national congress solely in the interests of our whole territory would work great ad vantage to our many wants. It is charged against Col. Sanders that he is attorney in the interests of a great railway corporation—the Northern Pa cific—though he claims to have re signed, which was the proper thing for him to make public, as a politician, whether or no he announced it in the best faith or simply to secure many needed ballots of parties opposed to a railway attorney for delegate, through the fear of being further cinehed by corporation legislation. If Col. San ders' honor is beyond reproach, and in stumping the territory he clearly es tablishes in fact that he has resigned the attorneyship of the railway, and if elected will serve the people of Mon tana to the exclusion of all interests of the railway he will have removed a great objection against his candidacy. COOKE TRANSPORTATION. As the time for the re-assembling of congress approaches renewed efforts looking to the securing of better and cheaper transportation for the Clarke's Fork mining district should he resum ed. That a mining district which prom ises to become of as great importance as does the Clarke's Fork district should lie undeveloped from year to year for the simple want of more adequate trans portation facilities, is a matter which should involve the interest of the whole territory of Montana, and it is to he hoped that some means will be provid ed this winter by congress in our aid. The opposition to the construction of a railway through the northern border of the Park has had the effect to check de sired legislation; and as the the national " 2 1 h 2 2 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 congress still seems inclined to enter tain the silly idea that to permit a rail way to traverse this barren and unin teresting portion of the Park would he a great detriment, is there no other ex pedient ? We believe there is. In a re cent issue of the Billings Gazette a lengthy article appeared in which was discovered and enumerated many nat ural curiosities immediately upon the heretofore proposed line of railway to Cooke. The article referred to of course was written in opposition to a railway, and granting the existence of several of these curiosities, would it not he the proper thing for the government to construct a wagon road directly to all of them? Such a wagon road would amply accommodate and meet the de mands for cheaper transportation to and from the Clarke's Fork mining dis trict. Such a road would he even more beneficial to that camp than a railroad, for with one railway and no competi tion excessive freight rates would most likely be charged, whereas wagon trans portation would benefit the greatest number by furnishing occupation to a small army of men and teams, that would be required to do the work of a railroad. And all the money required to handle this great traffic, instead of being paid to a soulless corporation to pass out of the country, would be dis bursed at home and remain here. The present road over which freighting is done between Cinnabar and Cooke is probably one of the most difficult roads to travel in the United States. A dis tance of one mile from Gardiner a hill seven miles in length is encountered, part of which is so steep a pitch that it requires a good team to haul even an empty wagon up, and when the summit is reached a series of divides are met at this high altit ude, making an up and down hill road until descent to a lower level is made at the l'ancey hill, a de cline several miles in length, and one very dangerous to traverse, to the driv er, the team and the load; and it is in consequence of this almost impassable road that the enormous rate of $24 per ton is charged for transporting freight from Cinnabar to Cooke, a distance less than sixty miles. All of this mountain climbing can be avoided by the con struction of a wagon road over the pro posed railway right-of-way, which is directly up the bank of the river to the east fork of the Yellowstone, and it is estimated by practical men that the cost of construction would not exceed $25,000. By the construction of this road only the gradual incline of the river would be encountered and the main distance between Cinnabar and Cooke would be shortened to less than fifty miles, and by it freighting could be done for $10 per ton at a greater profit than by the old trail at $24 per ton. But who is to build this road? F.or private enterprise to build it and charge toll would not be permitted in the Park, therefore let us concentrate our forces and petition congress in be half of the natural curiosities lately discovered by the Gazette man along its course, and in behalf of our misfortune in not being able to approach this great mineral region from any other source, to appropriate the required sum of money—which is but a small amount and a reasonable demand—for the pur pose of building this road. Money is constantly being appropriated by con gress for road building in the Park and we believe that if the matter in question is properly presented to that body that it will promptly receive most favorable consideration. It will at least have the effect to make an im pression upon the minds of members who have heretofore opposed the right of-way measure, that the demand we have been making in the past for access to these mines has been an earnest one and not with the motive to invade and gobble the Park, as has been repeatedly charged against the project by over scrupulous friends of the Park. In a future issue the Enterprise we will publish a chart of the two roads, show ingthe high grades to be avoided by the new route and, further, more clearly define its feasibility and practicability A Card from the County Superintendent of Common Schools. Editor Enterprise: During the past week while closely engaged in the work of the teachers' institute, I have heard the grating echoes of a newspaper con troversy, and, although I could not give it my personal attention, I believe, from what I have heard, that it was the result of a misunderstanding be tween the editors of the newspapers and those who were interested in my behalf. As a candidate for re-election, to the office of superintendent of public schools, I hope to receive the support of the people, regardless of politics; but, as I was assured that it was the desire of many substantial republicans and democrats that the convention would unite and endorse me, I felt hon ored by their confidence, and told one of the leading republicans that I should be very thankful for the endersment of the convention, unless he was certain that a large majority of delegates were in favor of my nomination. Without the least intention of censur ing any ol the gentlemen who mani fested their good-will by trying to nom inate me, I have since expressed regret that my name was placed in nomination after the convention divided. It is hardly necessary to state that I am not a politician. While the laws of Montana prohibit ladies from taking an active part in politics, I think that the only office a lady can hold should not be considered a political office. Though the duties of the office are very arduous, and the salary barely sufficient to meet the expenses, an earnest desire to forward the educa tional interests of Gallatin county, and a certain pride that urges me to en deavor to hold the office until I can make the result of efforts apparent, prompt me to seek re-election, believing that the knowledge I have gained for two years' experience in the work, would enable me to be more successful during a second term of office. Adda M. Hamilton. Publication Notice«. We are in receipt of a page from the prospectus of the Century magazine for 1886-87, containing the publishers' an nouncement of the authorized life of Abfaham Lincoln, with an advance sheet of the forthcoming October num ber containing the editorial presentment of the same. The great history will be the leading serial feature of The Cen tury during the year beginning with the November number, and should be a most interesting feature, coming in as it does near the close of the "war series, which have been running in the Cen tury for the past year. The authorized Life of Abraham Lincoln, as it will ap pear in the Century, is by his private secretaries, John George Nicolay and John Hay. Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine for October brings before the reader several very interesting articles, which will be found worthy of careful perusal, Mr, Powell's gossipy "Leaves from My Life' deals with Robert Browning and his wife in this number, illustrated with two portraits of Mr. and one of Mrs. Browning. The Rev. Edward A. Rand contributes an appreciative sketch of "Boston's Oldest Church"; and there is an elaborate article amply illustrated on "The Late King of Bavaria." The paper on "English Ballads" is very in teresting; "Great Salt Lake and Phe nomena" are sketched by pen and pen cil; a biographical and critical sketch of Alexander Campbell Mackenzie accom panies his portrait. There is an abund ance of miscellany in the shape of short articles and poems; and among the pic tures and portraits, some beautiful re productions of foreign paintings. A1 together this is a fine number of this favorite family magazine. A valuable map showing the land grant of the Northern Pacific railroad in Montana and Idaho and in part of northern Dakota, and in part of east ern Washington, with condensed infor mation relating to the country trav ersed by the same has just been issued by the company. It also contains brief descriptions of the various towns on the line, and all of the most important Montana towns are handsomely illus trated. It will at once be seen by glance at this folder that Livingston is considered by the railway company as one of the most important points in Montana, is duly well represented Parties desiring a copy should address Chas. B. Lamborn, St. Paul. The New Sliver Certificates. Washington Special: Arrangements are being made at the treasury depart ment for t.hfi Parly diotributioii of now silver certificates which are now being printed as rapidly as possible. The first batch of one dollar certificates was re ceived at the treasury department Mon day. It consisted of 5,000 sheets and amounted to $20,000. They now need only the seal of the treasury depart ment to be finished notes. The bureau will continue to print these notes at the rate of 20,000 per day during the pres ent week. Additional facilities will be supplied next week, by which the issue wil be increased to 80,000 per day, Orders for these notes in large amounts running up to several thousand dollars have been received from all parts of the country. It is the purpose of the de partment, however, to hold the notes until the supply will allow pro rata distribution of a respectable amount to each section of the country, and they will be shipped from Washington so as to secure their simultaneous delivery at different sub-treasuries. It isexpecte that the ones will be in general circula tion in about two weeks; the two dol lar certificates will not be ready for issue for about three weeks yet. They are in great demand and their comple tion will be hastened as much as possi ble. The printing of the five dollar certificates will not be pushed particu larly, as there does not seem to be the same demand for them. This is due to the plentiful supply of United States and national bank notes of the same denomination. The design has been approved by Secretary Fairchild. Por traits of Gen. Grant and Mr. Tilden were suggested as proper vignettes for this note, and designs with these two vignettes were submitted. The selection was under consideration sev eral days by different officers and was finally decided by Secretary Fairchild in favor of the Grant vignette. A Saving of $157,000 Per Year. Washington special: Indian Com missioner Atkin has made some start ling disclosures regarding the Pine Ridge Indian agency in Dakota, reflect ing on the honesty of Dr. McGillicuddy formerly Indian agent. The commis sioner recites the trouble he had iD ousting McGillicuddy and his clerk, Brown, and shows that under the new regime an annual saving of $157,000 has been effected. McGillicuddy reported 2,241 more Indians than there were on the reservation, and received supplies for them all. Where this immense amount of public money has gone to is unknown. Indians Give Up Their Reservation. The Indians of Caso Lake and Lake Winnibigoshisk reservations, Minneso ta, met the United States Indian com mission at Ravens Point mission and concluded negotiations with them in which they cede their reservations to the United States to be sold for their benefit and they agree to remove to White Earth. The commission go next over to Mille Lacs lake to confer with that band of Indians. «TOHISr H. ELA-IUV-A-T, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Chojce Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork, Ham, Bacon and Corned Beet. Fresh Mountain Trout, Game and Poultry in season Main Street, _ Livingston, Mont. NEW MEAT MARKET, MAIN STREET, HOLLIDAY & RICHARDS, PROPS. A GENERAL SUPPLY OF FRESH AND SALT MEATS -ALWAYS ON HAND. ALSO Game, Poultry, Fish, Butter, Eggs & Vegetables A FINE LINE OF TEAS ALSO IN STOCK. The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited, HOLLIDAY & RICHARDS. GEO. T. CHAMBERS 4 CO. Now have the Largest and Best Slock of Hardware, Stoves and Tinware that has ever been in Livingston, and At Prices that are Out of the Reach of All Competition. THE RÜSHFORD WAGON e Best Wagon that runs ; Steel Skein, Oregon Brake, Tin ee-Leaf Spring Seat, on't Buy a Wagon until you have seen the RUSHFORD, It took Five (5) Premiums in Denver last Fall against the Bain, Schmier, Studebaker, and others. Also a Full Stock of O W S HARROWS AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. We are Still Handling STANDARD MOWER I Which is proving itself the most Durable and Lightest Running Mower in the Market. West Side Main Street, LIVINGSTON, MONT. FISHING A C K l_ or every description. Tront Flies of all kinds and qualities. I keep in stock over 500 different Patterns and can fill yonr order for any standard fly made, at from 50c, 75c, $1, $1.25, $1.50 and $2.50 per doz. Split Bamboo Fly Rods from $10 to $20. I carry a full line of Jointed Wood and B ituVjo Rods, from 23c up. Solid Lancewood Rods from $3.50 to $8. Cane Poles 25c. Extra Long White Japanese Bain boo Poles 50c. Leaders of all kinds single, double, tribble and twisted 3,6 and 9 feet, at from 50c to $12 per doz. Fish Lines of all kinds. Orders filled by Return Mail or Expiess when possible. Rods Repaired. Extra Tips and Rod Material Furnished. SHOT GUNS AND RIFLES ! THE MARLIN RIFLES with the improved carrier block are without doubt the best Magazine Klfle made. The new < arrer m.u-L- Rifiua ah ___ ."o* * ' Klfle made. The new Carrer Block Rifle's yon can'fill the mTga^ine with (Uuereut lengths of cartridges, or even empty shells, and it will work them through like a charm, while with tSe old style block it would be impossible to work cartridges through one-eighth inclî shorter thantbo regular length. Don t let an old style Rille be sold to you for the new improved. I give prices below for both : 45-85 or 40-W cal., 28 inch Octagon Barrel, old model $18 25, new 121 00 38-55 or 32-40cal., 24 inch Octagon Barrel, old model, $17.00. new *20 00 e or Shot Gun Stock, same price. Set Triggers, $4.00 extra. Emule J3.50 up. hot Barre Barre. up. Gum Lever under Gnard, $12.00. rel Snot Gnus. Side Lever, $15.00. rel Snot Guts, Top Lever, $20.00 from iarrol S ngn. li Brood* Loaning Double xsarrei snot Units, Top Lever, " $20. Parties having Montgomery, Ward & Co. s Catalogue, and such other eastern houses, will do well to notice these prices before they eend tb»ii for goods. I wil l duplicate any order in the Gun line at their prices and save yon the express which would be from $2 to $3 on a Gun, and I aUow no Gnn to leave my hands until it shoots correct, and wfil sight a Gun any way yon want it to shoot, free of charge. I carry a complete line of Sporting Goods Gun Repairing done in first class shape Prices and Satisfaction guaranteed. Liberal discount to dealers. Correspondence Solicited P ' SHOT CARTRIDGES of all SIZES from S2.70 to $4 per HUNDRED. Beaver $2.50 to $3.50 per lb. Bear-Sil Higheet Market Price Paid for all kinds of Raw Furs ver Tip, Brown or Black, $5 to $25. SHEARD, PARK STREET. - - - - Goods Shipped by Express, C. O. D. MVINGSTON. MONTANA. ( subject to examination. Carver Mercantile Company's Spring Announcement. \ IjS Dry Goods ! Dry Goods ! il We have just received the largest and most complete stock? of Dry Goods ever brought into Livingston and are offering i EXTRAORDINARY BARGAINS IN THIS DEPARTMENT: Fine Prints 5c per Yd. Staple Ginghams I Oc per Ydj A SPLENDID LINE OF DRESS GINGHAMS. Great Bargains in White Dress Goods, Lawns and Crink-I led Seersuckers. New Cashmeres, New Ladies' Cloth, Ladies' Muslin Underwear. An Elegant Assortment ot Edgings, Insertions and All-Overs. ^p-i t —> p— — p" " t —\ In Great Variety, mid we are selling them at CHICAGO PRICES. HOSIERY ! HOSIERY ! We must make special mention of our Hosiery Department: Fine Ladies' Hose, 2 pair for 25 cents. Cotton, Bal briggan and Lisle Thread Hose, in Plain and Fan cy Stripes, at prices that will surprise you. OUR BOOT AND SHOE DEPARTMENT. We have an immense stoek of Lathes' Shoes anti Slippers, and we are selling dieu] ten per cent lower than any firm in the city. Great Bargains in Men's Boot<[ Great Bargains in Men's Fine Shoes. Great Bargains in Boys and Children'] Shoes. We mean business, and will keep to the Front in honest Goods and Boj tom Prices. Men's Furnishing Goods ! FLANNEL SHIRTS. HATS AND CARS. We also have the largest and most complete stock in this line ever shown in Liv j ingston, and we are offering them at prices that will astonish you. Call and lej us prove our statement. OUR MAMMOTH STOCK OF GROCERIES Special Bargains in our Grocery Department. Belle of Jamestown Flour $3.35p?| Sack, Fargo Best Flour $3.35 per sack. Story's Montana Belle Flour. CANNED GOODS ! CANNED GOODS ! Our stock of Canned Fruits, Vegetables and Meats were brought in in car lots® we can undersell any firm in town. 3 pound cans Tomatoes-per ease. P?- §;■ n a n a VET A A ma .. 1 !.. A. 1- ? _ 1. ----1 ...211 ../vt Vu» !"'■ Corn, $3.50 per case. We defy competition in this branch, and will not be dersold. ■MEATS r Dry Salt Bacon, 10 cents. Long clear smoked, 10 cents. Choice Hams, Breaks Bacon and Spice Roll. TEAS, COFFEES AND SPICES. "Arbuckle Coffee," G pounds for $1.00. DRIED FRUITS : We make a specialty in this line and we can please the most particular 'Old 1® with Evaporated California Apricots, Pears and Plums, "Oriole" Evapfl^l I eaciies, Apples and Raspberries. I SAFETY NITRO POWDER : We are agents for Gallatin County for this celebrated brand of Mining Pow^ I KEROSENE OIL! We are the local agents and jobbers for the Continental Oil Co. Special' given to large consumers. Best Oil per gallon 40 cents. m With our large and complete stock of Goods in ever ™,und the advantage of low prices obtained by CL$ ^ IV n puces uuunneu uy LiJN^G, and the greater advantage gained by shipp'f - 7 .—, a*''" 1 '-* au»amagc gaiiivu uy oui staples in in car load lots, we can make it an object you to come and test our claims. We mean to get tiade and we shall use every effort to do so, and if obtain it we will hold it. . public we extend our thanks for their patron ! n v 3 ® past and we hope by careful attention to busbi best quality of goods and "Bed Bock" prices to men continuance of their patronage and to double our trafic the coming season. Respectfully, Carver Mercantile $