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T uitvpvht VOL. 4. NO. 26, LIVINGSTON, MONTANA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27,1886. PRICE 10 CENTS âivin!).stim fîvh'ïprfer, UVIN08T0X, (jEO, H- WRIGHT, MONTANA. Publisher. gVrUKDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1886. PTION RATES —PA Y AB LK IN ADVANCE. (»0 iths......... ........ \ il 10 mie A. Rend pTson in authorized to : re ■eceipt fur mi hscriptic mo totheW kek LY . K at Main UK >t!i Ilot Springe. TEA' HEU OK ,„.r Conservatory LIA WETZSTEIN, h K Piano Foute System f Music, Stuttgart, Germany. \sr i ers and Advanci Tausht.^fJ ■d Scholars Also lu K'ili-'J > A V A G K, JOHN H ELDER, iE A EL DEI 6, LAWYERS, ire iu all the Courts of the Territory. ,. Real Et ■ tat. • and Insuri ance Departmets. i.IVI NG STON, MONT. •vuAirtfi ons for Northern I'acilic lands l.him.'fton 11 r operty. T lie same are sold rat'll and haki inee on Ion g time. KT D. A l.T< 1 iN, M. I). kov Non iTHK i:n Pacific R. It. Co. •ERRY, PIIYSIC AN AND sir IK [.EON. (,ST<»N, - MONTANA. iu Orach el II ro's. Block , Park Street. D IL W. C. SKIILBREDE, DENTIST, located in Livingston First performed, and satisfaction •uaranteed. offn e in Dodson building, Main St. "rmanently opérât ions Bank of Livingston STEBBINS, MUND & CO., Livingston, JENER A. L Transacts a BANKING Montant! BUSINESS. Exchange on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. rERKST Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. Collections made a specialty, •nee solicited. ASSOCIATED BANKS. Corres pond .Stix kgrowerf National, Miles City. First National Bank, Billings. First National Bank, Buffalo, Wyo'g. Merchants National Bank, Deadwood, I). T. Stehhins, Mund A Fox, Central, D. T. Stehhins, Fox & Co , SpeartÎBh, D. T. A. L. LOVE Cashier. Lower Main Street FEED CORRAL, Billy Miles, Prop. BALED HAY, CHOP FEED, WHEAT and OATS for sale hy the pound or in CAR LOTS. Best ot care given to all Stock placed in my care. Prices Reasonable Lumber ! Lumber ! At the Montana Lumber Co.'s old Stand. LUMBER, SASH, DOORS, MOULDINGS, Pickets, Lath. Shingles, Building Pa* per, (Piaster Paris, Plastering Hair, Etc., Etc., Agente for Bodine and Keystone Hoofing. Office opposite skating rink. GORDON BROS. JAS. A. CLARK, Proprietor of the National Pari üwy, Feed and Sale Stables. The via and TWO the to of Fare est Hacks and Carriages With or With out Drivers. «ale Horses, Pack Horses, Guides and Camping Outfits furnished when desired. Also operate the Cooke Stage aud Express Line. Parties wishing to make a tour of the Park eoni fnrtablv, will do well to call at the office of the Weite Barn, Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming. ELITE SALOON! HeVerlin Block, Main St., MILLER & MOORE, Prop's THE BEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS Constantly in Stock. MILWAUKEE KEG BEER always on tap. __ JOHN BAMFORD, CARPENTER AND BUILDER. JOBBING A SPECIALTY. Estimates and Specifications for any 1 lass of building furnished on application. Shop on Second St.. LIVINGSTON. - - MONTANA. COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL J. P. ALLEN, Proprietor, COOKE, - - MONTANA. '•'st CIns. in every respect, anti Special Attention given to accommodation of the Traveling Public. NORTHERN PACIFIC * 1 RAILROati RAHjRO a Tl The direct line between SAINT PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, Or DULUTII, And all points in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana Idaho, Washington Territory, ORECON, British Columbia, Puget Sound and ALASKA, Express Trains Daily, to which are attached PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS ELEGANT AM) DINING CARS. NO CHANGE of CARS BETWEEN ST. PAULPORTLAND On any class of Tickets, EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. The onlv all rail line to the YELLOWSTONE PARK! Full information in regard to the Northern Pa cific lines can be obtained free by addressing CHAS. S. FEE, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minr Minneapolis & St. Louis RAILWAY AND THE FAMOUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE. Two Through Trains Daily From St. Paul and Minneapolis to CHICAGO Without Change, connecting with the Fast Trains of all lines for the Î^EAST AND SOUTHEAST!-^ The direct and only line running Through Cara between St. Paul, Minneapolis and DES MOHNES, IOWA, via Albert Lea and Fort Dodge. Also "Short Line' to Watertown, D, T. SOLID THROUGH TRAINS BETWEEN MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL-»ST. LOUIS and the Principal Cities of the Mississippi Val ley, connecting in Union Depot for all points south and southwest. MANY HOURS SAVED ÎSM5 TWO TRAINS DAILY to I/AIUCAÇ PITY LEAVENWORTH and IWUIOHO UN I. ATCHISON, making connections with the Union Pacific and Atchison, Topeka <fc Sante Fe R'ys. JS^Close connections made with all trains of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba; Northern to aU'poihts'NuKiii ana xumtiw asi . TmmmUTDDD The Trains of the Minneapolis & nLMilJllDIlU St. Louis Railway are composed of comfortable day coaches, magnificent Pullman ÜÄX« PALACE DINING CARS 150 LBS. OF BAGGAGE CHECKED FREE. Fare always as Low as the Lowest! For lime Tables, Through Tickets, etc., call upon the near est Ticket Agent or write to S. F. BOYD, Gen'l Tkt. & Pass. Agt., Minneapalis, Minn. THE GILT EDGE! WAKELIN & LORING, Prop'rs. The Choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Mixed Drinks a Special Feature. Elegant Club Rooms in Connection. MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON, MONTANA THE CITY HOTEL, CARDINER, MONT. MRS. GEO. WELCOME, Prop. Best of accommodations for the traveling public GEORGE WELCOME, PROPRIETOR OF SALOON IN CONNECTION, — WITH — Milwaukee Keg Beer ON DRAUGHT EVERY DAY. GARDINER. - - MONTANA. THE OASIS! LISK & ENNIS, Props. Havin'* just completed our new building on Main Street, and furnished the same with every thin" appertaining to a first class bar, we are prepared to greet all our old friends and as many new ones as will favor us with a call. The Best Brands of Wines, y*üf9 r8 and Cigars Constantly on hand. MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON. Pleasant Valley Hotel! YELLOWSTONE PARK, J. F. YANCEY, Proprietor. Special Attention Given to the Ac commodation of Tourist Travel. Hay, Grain ani GoodStaWing for Horses. Saloon in Connection, supplied with the very best brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars. __ MAGINNIS ELECTED To sen Fresli Milch Cows, one, two or a d ®* e . n 'ia low figures. All first-class dairy cows t all and see, and be convinced. m. McGinnis, Superintendent Briebln * Kins Bro..' rantli, Uv ingston, Montana. NEWS OP THE WEEK Fort A. Lincoln A rumor is afloat that is to be abandoned. It is reported that several miners at Sims, Dakota, were frozen during the re cent blizzard. Mayor-elect Abram S. Hewitt was sworn into office by Mayor Grace in the City Hall on Wednesday. .lohn Arnat, Jr., a member of congress and a Willimantic banker, died on the 20th at his home at Elmira, New York. In a collision between two Illinois Cen tral trains, Monday, at Savoy, 111., four men were instantly killed and one fatally injured. Six negroes and two whites were pub licly whipped at New Castle, Delaware, on Saturday last, receiving from five to twenty lashes each. Governor Currier has appointed ex Governor Chancy, of Manchester, United States senator to fill the vacancy caused hy the death of Austin J. Pike. The municipal council of Paris is con sidering the scheme to convert the Seine into a canal in order to make Paris a sea port. The work is to cost #200.000,000. China's experimental line of railway, the de Cauville, has been formally opened. The occasion was attended with great ceremony, and the line was operated suc cessfully. News has been received of a disastrous fire in the town of Fonda, on the Pasig river, in the island of Luzon, the largest of the Phillipine group. A thousand houses were burned. Application for a supersedeas w as made before Justice Scott, of the Illinois su preme court, Tuesday, in the case of the seven condemned anarchists. The matter has not yet been decided. Advices have been received at London to the effect that a ship crowded with na tive laborers returning from Queensland plantations foundered in the Pacific ocean and that 140 lives were lost. A special to the News from Edinburg, Texas, says the noted desperado, Aberlordo Tejeriuo, a terror of the frontier, has been captured and shot by Mexican soldiers near the town of Rcynosa, in Mamanilpas. The great storm which swept over Lake Superior on the 19th was the fiercest gale that ever occurred on the lakes, resulting loss of life to the "crews ot sevèral öt the vessels which foundered. The grand jury in session at Chicago have ignored the bill against the Pinker ton men, charged by the coroner's jury with complicity in the death of Terrence Begley near the Union stock yards, after the close of the former strike. Princess Beatrice, wife of Prirce Henry of Battenburg, and youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, has given birth to a son. Mother and son are doing well. Lord Randolph Churchill was the minister in attendance at the accouchaient. Bishop Henry B. Whipple, of Minneso ta, member of the committee to negotiate with certain Indian tribes in the north west for the sale to the government of por ttons of the reservations, lias resigned and Jared It. Daniels, of Minnesota, has been appointed to the vacancy. The Hampton court palace in Middle sex, on the Thames, twelve miles from London, was set on fire by the explosion of a lamp. The fire started in the apart ments abutting on the Tennis court, and all of these buildings were destroyed be fore the flames could be subdued. E. D. Coleman of Topeka, Kansas, lias sued in the circuit court for $5,000 dam ages from the Adams Express company because their detectives placed him under arrest in Topeka and searched his room while he was sick with fever, on suspicion that he was "Jim Cummings," the express robber. On Monday the steamer Barnard Cas tie, in the coal trade between Puget sound and San Francisco, ran on the rocks near Race Rocks light, and stove a large hole in her bottom. The steamer was beached and will prove a total loss The crew were saved. Loss, $100,000 well insured. The commissioner of the general land office lias sent to the officers of the senate and the house of representatives copies of the map of the United States, recently prepared under the direction of the general land office. Each senator will receive for distribution about thirty copies, and each representative about ten copies, John S.Pillsbury of Minneapolis, chair man of the republican state central com mittee of Minnesota, has brought suit in the district court against the St. Paul Globe for damages in the sum of $100,000 on account of certain statements by that paper touching his connection with the recent political campaign in that state. Miner: Mr. Solon Johnson, one of the old-timers on the Pacific slope, died Walkerville on Friday. Mr. Johnson w born near Syracuse, New York, iu April 1810. He afterwards moved to Wiscon sin and was elected a member of the legi lature of that state prior to 1850, in which year he went to California and engaged in of in the the in placer mining and other pursuits. In 1864 he came to Alder Gulch and engaged in mining. The next year he came to Silver Bow county, and has since been engaged in mining and prospecting in this vicinity At Albuquerque, N. M., last Saturday, Marshal McGuire and Officer Henry at tempted to arrest two horse thieves, Charles Ross and Kid Johnson, when the former pulled a revolver, shooting Henry through the heart and McGuire through the left lung. The horse thieves immediately mounted horses and escaped to the moun tains. II. M. Hoxie, general manager of the Gould ^southwestern system, died Tues day morning at his rooms in the Metro politan opera house, New York. The cause of his death was exhaustion conse quent on the operation performed on him at Saratoga in June last, by removing stones from the bladder. He has suffered from kidney disease for the last thirty five years. As a result of the recent strikes in the Chicago stock yards a license has been se cured for a corporation to be known as the Co-operative Packing and Provision company. The incorporators are all Knights of Labor. It is claimed that $35,000 has been subscribed without any canvass be mg made and that a plant to cost $50,000 will be ready to begin slaightering March 15th next. The investigation of the Washington police department by tl» district cam missioners has ended and the decision an announced. Maj. Walker, chief of police, is allowed to resign. Lieut. Arnold is dismissed. Lieut. Kelly is reprimanded and suspended for three months without pay. Sergeant Daggins is reprimanded and reduced to the ranks for three months, and Private Edelin is dismissed. Advices from northwestern Texas state that there are thousands of destitute farm ers in that section. A drought, beginu ng about June 1, 1835, and lasting till about the middle ot last August, has left tue tillers of the soil in that region in a most deplorable condition. Iu a territory 600 miles in length everything planted in the fall of 1885 perished last winter and everything planted last spring an l summer met the same fate. It is declared that a strike in which 20, 000 cotton operatives will tike part will be inaugurated at Fall RJ<^' '^ers g raut au increase ui wug^S. iiVS demand .nade by the spinners to have their weges restor ed to the rates paid iu 1884 was so unfav orably received by the mill owners, and such disinterestedness was displayed iu their neglect to notice it tltt the operat ives of all grades became extsperated and there is now a strong feelingin favor of a strike. A sou of Rev. Robert Laid Collier, of Kansas City, an employe of ne Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway, it Emporia, Kansas, was shot and instant! killed by fellow workman named JH. Yarbor ough, last Monday. The tw quarreled during the day, in which Colbr knocked Yarborough down. Tins so inensed Yar borough that in the evening b procured gun, went to the residenciof Collier and shot him dead ns that gentlemen pened the door in response t a knock. MONTANA NETS. Ten inches of snow is reprtel to have fallen at Glendive on Tuesdy. S. A. Nixon, of Granite, shot himself on Tuesday evening with siridal intent, and it is thought he cannot îcover. The horses of C. A. Wustu of Billings, which were lun off by Indiis a few days ago, have all been recoverc except seven head. The Blue Bird Mining ompany of Butte, has just completed sixty stamp mill, which is one of the ret complete and perfect plants in the coitry. The mining men of But and Helena have united in a petition tthe United States treasury department >y the loca tion of refining works at theVater place. Finlay Norman, a Miles tty barber, wanted in Mosher county, ïnois, on a charge of burglary, was arr©d last Sat urday by a deputy sheriff ffi that state and taken back. Miles City cattle men a talking of purchasing the property of e late Miles City Dressed Beef company It is stated that they are ready to pay $,000 for the plant as it stands. A depression of the copr market in New York is reported as a?sult of the resumption of the Anacon works, as dealers appear to fear the ,ults of the resumption of these great uks. E. A. Kriedler, of Mil City, E. C. Waters, of Billings, and Jo Moffit and R. C. Wallace, of Helena, !e been ap pointed on the staff of G. Fairchild, coramander-in-chief of the A. R. Dillon T ribune : The ci of William Jones against the Utah & jrthern rail road company, at Dillon, suited in a verdict of $225 for Jones, was brought to test the liability of the c pany to pay about the value ef cattle trains kill, and Mr. Jones is backed r the Stock grower's association. up ed to a for of of by at Billings Gazette: The cattlemen north of the Yellowstone are crossing about 10, 000 cattle to the Crow reservation at Clarke's Fork. Five thousand head of sheep are being crossed on a bridge of wagons. At Miles City on Wednesday, in a sa loon row, Charles Hazeltine stabbed a man by the name of Pepper under the left arm, inflicting a wound which may prove fatal. Both men are strangers in the city. Dillon Tribune : The judges at Point of Rocks made no returns, except to send a locked ballot-box containing the journal and the tickets uncounted. The commis sioners opened the box but did not count the ballots. Some sixty or seventy Oregon horses of band ranged by Mr. Johnson on the Stinking Water are sick with some strange disease, and a number of them have died The most prominent symptom is bleeding at the nose. It is stated that a New York company is examining the Montana Tin Mining company's properties, situated about twenty-five miles from Dillon, with the view of purchasing and making extensive development. The Anaconda smelter started up Mon day afternoon at the reduced wages re cently offered by Mr. Daly. It is not unlikely that a general reduction of wages will next follow in the different mills and mines of Butte. The Hickey and Bluebird mines, near Glostcr, have been bonded to F. M. Chad bourne of Empire county for $55,000 bond, which expires January 1st. Nego tiations were entered into in the iuterest of English capitalists. At the special election held in Dawson county, on Saturday last, for county superintendent of common schools, Dr. A R. Duncan, democrat, was elected by a majority of 23 over tiie republican nom inee, E. W. B. Harvey. At the cathedral in Helena on the 24th inst., Bishop Brondel united in marriage Major R. C. Walker, U. S. A., (retired) and Miss Lizzie M. Whelan, of Cleveland, Ohio. Major Walker's first wife was a sister of James G. Blaine. A suit lias been commenced against the r.itv «'"unci! of Helena by William l)av Robert S. Hale, to restrain them from contracting with Woolston to supply that city with a system of water works. The Granite mtfuntaiu mining company reports shipments of silver bullion from January 1st to October 31st, amounting to $1,100,800, and besides the above, ore shipments from July 1st to October 31st amounting to $78,900, making a total of $1,179,700, to which may be added $51, 600 shipped since October 31st. Billings Gazette 22d : Paul McCor mick, who came up from Junction tins morning, informs us that thirty head of cattle, including ten of his own, were killed by a freight train near Pompey's Pillar, last night. The cattle were bunched up on the track, and the snow probably prevented them being seen until the train was upon them. The city council of Helena has accept ed a proposition from George E. Woolston supply that city for twenty years with system of water works. Under the charter the works must be in running or der not later than December 1, 1887, and must be constructed without cost to the city, including 13 miles of mains and 130 fire plugs. The works are to cost $500,000. Mrs. Win. Woolsey, who was arrested for setting fire to the Kinney ranch, was examined last week at White Sulphur Springs and honorably acquitted. This was the case arising out of the burning of the Kinney stage ranch, on the Neihart road, when several horses and a quantity hay, besides the buildings, were burned. Glendive Independent: G. R. Wilson, Martindale, who lias a large number of eattle ranging on the Musselshell, was quarantined here Monday. He had sev enty-nine head of yearlings from New York, which is one of the states affected by the governor's proclamation. Mr. Wil son went back to Dakota to find a range for his cattle, rather than hold them in the stock yards ninety days. Contractor Palmer has notified Secretary Webb that, owing to non-arrival of ma terial, the rooms in the new court house at Helena will not be ready for the next meeting of the legislature as was expected. Accordingly Secretary Webb made overtures to the Irish-American and En core clubs or that city for a lease of their halls for the use of the legislature, which resulted in securing them for that purpose. The Fort Keogh band gave a concert at Miles City lately and among the audience and intermingled with the genteel people was noticed a couple of white soldiers in uniform, each having as n partner a mem ber of the dusky demi-monde. Much in dignation was expressed at the time by the audience, and it now' transpires that the unworthy wearers of the blue have been placed under arrest and are to be court martialed. i ing to to to the W in the the of to tliO of for Death of Charles Francis Adams. Hon. Charles Francis Adams, sr., died at Boston Monday. He was the third son of John Quincy Adams. The death of this once distinguished member of an il lustrious family will recall to mind the valuable services that he once rendered this country as minister to England dur ing our civil war. He had admirable qualifications foi the position and it is doubtful if any one else could have filled that position as well. He was born iu 1807, studied law with Webster, was a brother-in-law of Edward Everett, was candidate for vice president on the free soil ticket in 1848, served in congress in 1858, and in 1871 was one of the United States commissioners at the Geneva arbi tration. A Close Result in County Politics. Helena Herald : An analysis of the vote for county officers in Montana at the late election is interesting in the light of the large majority the democratic candi date for delegate swung in this territory. Before the election a general opinion pre vailed that the political parties in Mon tana had pretty evenly divided forces, but since the 2nd of November very few have been found to give utterance to this senti ment. A glance at the result on county tickets, which, though not always a tost of politics, generally show the plainest demarcation between party lines, would seem to indicate that the opinion pre valent before election was based upon substantial grounds. The following table, compiled from of ficial returns, by Col. Wheeler, shows the number of candidates for county offices elected by eacli party at the last election : Counties. Rep. Dem Beaverhead......... 7 Choteau............. 2 10 Custer............ .......... 4 H Dawson.......... <1 1 DeerLodge............ ......... 5 ti Fergus ............. .......... S 4 Gallatin................. s 4 Jefferson............ ......... (i 1 Lewis and Clarke........ ......... 5 7 Madison............ S 3 Measlier.................. ......... 5 ti Missoula................. 10 Silver Bow............. .. Î) 4 Yellowstone.............. ......... h 6 Total................ .........so SO A Timber Case. The case of the United States vs. the Northern Pacific Lumber Manufacturing company, Oregon, charged with purchas ing timber cut on government land, was tried in the United States circuit court of LllUOJU^ 111« lUJJi?, MUl UClllCTI they were cut on government land. The only evidence defendant introduced was establish this fact, which was an im portant one, as if it were shown that it was known that the logs were cut on govern ment land the defendant could be made pay the value of the lumber made from the logs, but if it, was not shown that it was n6t known that the logs were stolen, then only the value of the logs would be exacted. There was no proof show that the company knew that the logs were cut on government land, so the jury brought in a verdict for the United States in the sum of $1,170 18. Allotment of Lands to the Crows. Washington dispatch: The commis sion, composed of James R. Howard, of the District of Columbia, and John G. lker, of Virginia, appointed by the Indian office to make allotments of lands severalty to the Crow Indians in Mon tana, has returned to the city. The com mission succeeded in making 131 allot ments. A large majority of the tribe, however, refused to abandon their tribal relations, owing principally, it is said, to the pernicious influence of Sitting Bull and other Indians from Standing Rock agency, who, contrary to the orders of the Indian office, and against the protest the agent of the Crows, left their res ervation for the purpose of defeating the objects of the commission. It is said that an effort with the same object in view will be made in the spring. The secretary of the interior has received in formation from the commission appointed secure from the Umatilla Indians in Oregon their consent to the provisions of tliO (\ot o ^ oon^rocoj jj*ioovvl MuilIi OvJ) 1885, providing for the allotments lands in severalty to those Indians, granting the patents therefor, and dispos ing the surplus lands of the reservation for the benefit of the Indians, has been successful m every particular. Steps will now be taken to carry out the pro visions of the act. is of Another Decision. Chronicle: Judge McLeary of this district, held couit at Virginia City, and during nine days completely disposed of every case on the docket, witli the excep tion of four—an accumulation of litiga tion of over one year. At this session the judge delivered a written decision in the case of the Sheriff vs. County Commis sioner of Madison county, in favor of the commissioners. The case is similar to that disposed of hy Judge Pollard in this county, wherein the sheriff sued for a higher rate of compensation for the board ing of prisoners than that allowed hy the commissioners. Pollard sustained the sher iff. The case will go to the supreme court, whtre it will be watched with iu terest by the various sheriffs of this ter ritory. his in us in this lie his and for is of of the in to Cooke Notes. Editor Enterprise :— My last coni munication ended with a brief description of the great Black Warrior mine. From there we passed over the Stillwater divide. On the west of us arose Crown Butte, whose snow capped and cloud-kissed summit reaches far into the upper depths of heaven's ethereal blue. On the east of the pass arises to majestic altitude what is known as "Chimney Rocks," which is the extreme north end of Henderson moun tain. Upon this mountain is located the Young America mine, the Homestake mine, tiie Little Daisy mine, and many other splendid veins rich in gold, silver, copper, lead and iron. The Young Amer ica mine is the property of Frank Esler & Co., and is developed by a 300 foot tunnel and shows a well defined vein with good paying ore from 2 to 4 feet in width the entire length of tunnel. The Home stake mine is the property of Messrs. Jackson, Mather and others, and was re cently bonded to the Republic company for $100,000. The ore taken from this mine yields an average ot #100 per ton throughout the width of the vein, which is from 6 to 8 feet wide. Some 400 feet of tunnels and shafts have been run on this mine. The Little Daisy mine has surprised the world by its fabulous rich ness, many samples of the ore running as high as $25,000 per ton. This property belongs to Kearns <& Co., is well developed and application was recently made by capitalists to get a bond to purchase it for the sum of $60,000, and the transaction will probably be consummated within a short time. There are many splendid mines situate upon this mountain that I will give you a detailed description of in my future communications. Will Arthur D. Canadian Ranges. Fort McLeod Gazette: Mr. Murphy, manager of the Powder River Cattle com pany, has employed the greater part of his time since his arrival in this country in looking up new ranges, outside of those most generally known, and his search has apparently not been in vain. He informs us that he lias found a country where there has never been a hoof of cattle, and which will do to bank on. The country in question is along the west side of the South Saskatchewan to the mouth of Red There is buffalo, and bunch grass there in abundance, and Mr. Murphy is sure, from this fact and from the appearance of the country generally, that the snow does not lie there in the winter. He gives it as his decided opinion that between McLeod and the mouth of Red Deer, west of the Saskatchewan, there is ample winter range for 300,000 head of cattle. The country full of lakes, and there is an abundance of shelter. Mr. Murphy says he does not think cowmen begin to realize the full extent of the Canadian range country. He fully agrees with the Gazette, however, that there is no range country very far east of Maple creek. The Gros Ventre Indian Massacre. An Ottawa, Ont., dispatch of the 24th ays: Correspondence between the Cana dian and United States authorities con firms the report of the recent Indian -massacre in the northwest. It appears that a hand of Gros Ventre passed Fort Assinaboine, and on exhibiting six scalps, were detained by the American troops. Upon being pressed they gave an account of a fight which had taken place. They took the militia to Sweet Grass hills, where the scalping took place, the scene being in Canadian territory. The American troops could not cross the line, and the Canadian troops were ordered to make search for the bodies and found them as described by the Indians, in the Sweet Grass hills. Crows Drowned. A Bismarck dispatch states that it is reported there that seven Indians, Big Thunder, the Crow chief, among the number, were drowned while attempting to cioss the Missouri rivi»- "* ** l JU,ul auuut iuu nines north of there. Big Thunder was one of the most famous chiefs of the Crow nation, and his son, White Eagle, is said to have been with the party when the accident occurred. The Indians were crossing to join a band of their tribe which had started out to wreak vengeance on the Sioux who killed a number of Crows several days ago. Minerals Discovered by Electricity. A wild craze has struck Leadville, says the Dispatch, over a new electric indicator that is used to determine the location, from surface observations, of underground mineral bodies. It is the invention of a prominent electrician of Boston and is constructed upon the theory that the strong electric currents know n to be induced by large mineral bodies can lie utilized to locate the lat ter. The machine is a simple affair consisting of electrodes w'hich connect with batteries in a box containing an electric needle. The influence of the electric subterranean currents upon the needle is supposed to indicate the strength of an ore body. For instance ore that would swerve the needle 90 degrees w ould be considered very strong while 15 or 20 would be correspondingly smaller.