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The Central Patiilic now has in opera tion 1,088 miles of road, the Union Pacific 4.527, the Southern Pacific 4.008, and the Northern Pacific 2,795. These constitute a majority of the overland roads of the United States and represent 13.708 miles of track. The licit ua & Red Mountain railway company has increased its capital stock from #300,000 to #500.000. Owing to the delay in finishing the road it will not he opened until December 1st, at which time an excursion train will make the first trip over the road. The Northern Pacific lues issued a cir cular stating that -Navigation is practi cally closed upon the Upper Missouri river, and on that account the company s freight receiving station known,as River Landing has been closed, and all freight now en route will be refused until navi gation again opens in the spring of 1887. The Northern Pacific railroad, with a view of stimulating business in perishable freight, has decided that during the win ter months it will allow car-load ship ments to run through without transfer on foreign refrigerator cars, provided that these cars arc in such condition as to pass inspection at eastern terminals. If mer chants will take pains to impress on ship pers the necessity for seeing that the cars are in good condition before leaving start ing points, they will avoid any risk occa sioned by transfer in cold weather. Miner: The survey of the Montana Central from Helena to Butte has been completed. The party, under the direc tion of C. G. Griffith, civil engineer, have now gone to Great Falls, and will com mence at once to locate the line to Helena. Work will also be commenced at the Hel ena end of the* line, so that the survey can be completed by January next, which would give the engineers several months' time to make their profiles in. Contracts for grading the road-bed will he let early in the spring. A small party of survey ors are still at work between Silver Bow and Anaconda. A Relic of the Custer Massacre. Bismarck Tribune: A. D. Gallagher, of this city, who is the contractor for the brick work on the court house at Dickin son. has returned to the city to remain over to-morrow. He has recently made a trip into Montana, visiting the famous Custer battle-field on the Little Big Horn. While looking about the field he found a curious reiic of the massacre, which he brought to the city and has very kindly presented to the Tribune. About half a mile from the Custer monument, under a bunch of sage, he discovered something black, which he curiously removed. It proved to be the remnant of a soldier's boot, cut off at about the ankle, and with in it the entire bones of a human foot en cased in a brown sock—the whole evident ly undisturbed since the massacre. The leather of the boot had become so hard that it was almost impossible to cut it. The Tribune now lias two boots that are relics of this battle, and both of them are leg less and resemble eacli other enough to be of the same pair. Editor Enterprise :—Iu the Chicago Tribune of recent date there appeared an article, the purport of which, as it seemed, was to convince its readers of the utter worthlessness, to white men. of the state of Nevada. In this article it was claimed that operations had ceased, or were about to cease, on the Comstock lode and that that really meant the abandonment and depopulation of the state, as it is worth less for agricultural or grazing purposes. The Tribune seems to think that the Com stock mines constitute the entire mineral wealth of the state, which is not the case, the Comstock producing annually but a small quota of the bullion furnished the mints from that state. Booms are always transient; Nevada has had hers, like many other mining countries, and things art only now seeking their level. Big bonan zas are indeed things of the past, but the production of gold and silver will for some years hence be in sufficient quanti ties to be called a great industry iu Ne vada. As for her agricultural or grazing facilities she lias, like many other moun tainous states and territories, much land that is useless, but interspersed among her waterless plains and barren mountains may be found many fertile valleys, well watered for agricultural purposes, and the foot hills adjacent furnishing unsurpassed ranges for cattle and horses. 31r. Editor, all this you may say is none of my business. 31 y apology is the out raged feelings of an old prospector and miner who has spent many a prosperous day in the state of Nevada, at having her name reviled, called worthless, and that she should lose her individuality, be aban doned to Piutes and coyotes, and annexed to Utah. Respectfully, Unci.e John. Buffalo Echo: "Teton Jackson," an account of whose clever capture by Sheriff Frank Canton was given in these columns i little ever a year ago, is again in the saddle, having escaped from Boise City, Idaho, penitentary, where an Idaho court lad sent him to serve a term of fourteen years. His escape revives recollections of he bold and fearless desperado whose lame will once more be a terror to stock men. It is known that Jackson has re ;urned to his old stamping grounds in the reton Basin, and material for another îhapter of sensational history will likely _>e furnished from that quarter before long. A Horrible Death. Larimer Bee: From the 3Iessrs.Law rence Allgover. who were down from North Park, Colorado, last week, we learn the meagre particulars of a horri ble death which occurred in that region. It seems that a party, whose names and residences our informant did • not learn, had been in the park on a hunting trip, and that one of their number, a young man about twenty-two years of age, had one day gone out to set a bear trap. After waiting a reasonable time for his return, his friends became alarmed and set out in search of him. On the sixth day the searching party found him. He had set the trap, and in baiting it the trap had sprung, both of the voung man's hands being caught in the vice. He was in a kneeling pos ture, and the trap being very large and strong he was held a helpless captive. Ilis right hand was gnawed from the arm, and the unfortunate boy had bled, starved and frozen to death. What the poor fellow's sufferings must have been can scarcely be imagined. Cold, hun ger. pain and despair racked his poor bodv until death mercifully came to his relief. It is one of the most horrible deaths of which we ever heard. Mme. Forget, the daughter of Lava lette. is dead. It was leaning on her shoulder and personating her mother, whose dress he wore, that her father escaped from the prison where he was under sentence of death for joining Na poleon in 1815. ONE LITT LE R HYME. One little grain in the sandy bars; One little liower in a field of flowers; One little star in a heaven of star; One little hour in a year of hours— What if it makes or what if it mars? But the bar is built of the little grains. An'l the little flowers make the meadows gay; And the little stars light the heavenly plains; And the little hours of each little day Give to us all that life contains —Ernest Whitney, in St. Nicholas TRAPPING THE HUDSON BAY SAB LB. Great Skill and Experience Required— Construction of a Trap—The Fur. Foremost in the list of the fur traded by the Hudson Bay ajul other companies is the Hudson Bay sable (mustela Ameri cana). The pine marten, or sable of northwest America, is not esteemed so valuable as the sable from Russia, known to naturalists as mustela zibillina; but there is no doubt that the two species are in reality one and the same, the difference of temperature and other local modifying causes, readily accounting for the better quality of the Russian fur. About 120,00(1 skins are brought over to England alone every year by the Hudson Bay company. Marten trapping requires great skill and experience. The favorite haunts of the little robber are the pine forests, espe cially where dead or burnt timber abounds. Its food consists of anything it can catch by craft or cunning, young birds and eggs, squirrels and rabbits. The trap most frequently used is a fall trap. It is of Indian invention and a very ingenious contrivance. A half circle is first built of large stones to the height of about three feet: Then a heavy tree is laid »cross the entrance, one end being raised and supported on a contrivance very like the figure of four trap, used by boys for catching small birds, a dainty bit of rab bit or a ruffed grouse, skinned, is hung on a projecting stick, built into the back of the sf»micircle of stones. The little poacher can only get at the bait by creeping under tfie tree, then seizing it, and finding him self unable to pull it down lie backs out, togging the string to which the bait is at tached along the stick, on which rests the figure of four, supporting the tree. Just as the center of his back comes under the fall or tree, he looses the support by tug ging the meat off the stick, when down it falls on him. killing him instantly, but doing no injury to the fur. The winter fur is by far the most valua ble, and the Indians say the first shower of rain after the snow disappears spoils l he marten. The animal is skinned some what like a rabbit, the skin being inverted as it is removed, then placed on a flat board and so dried in the sun. A good marten skin is worth in the trade from $2.50 to £3.00. Very fine martens come from the western slopes of the Cascade and coast ranges of mountains; the further north the darker and better are the skins..-^Brooklyn Eagle. we/ *4KlN* POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of purity, strength and wholesomeness. More economical than the ordinäre kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude of low test, short wei-ht alum or phosphate powders. Sold only in cans. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 10« Wall St.. X. Y. 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I have used these Pills in my family, for years, and they never fail to give entire satisfaction.— Otto Montgomery, Oshkosh, Wis. tt Ayer's Pills, Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer Sc Co., Lowell, Muss Sold by all Druggists and Dealers Id Medicine. N. I MO, Barber and Hair Dresser Hefferlin Bloc«, Main Street. TUE MOST EXPERT WORKMEN EMPLOYED. BATH ROOMS IN CONNECTION. Minnesota & Northwestern R. R. Co. Chicago & St. Louis Short Line. MINNEAPOLIS )& 8T. PAUL Jvlinnesota * Northwestern Dodp C. Railroad, * ANS Connection, Austin I Lyle O 4 * ; ,\ <s> ndcpe ecc firl/ncl!UN^ Montcz,3C!a tj^kaloosa/y Vi* w Ok — . . , f/J* orreston ^ ofrestoo Ores» 0 ™ s fcocW" 5, DES SOISESI Ceiitrc V. Glen'--ood % KirksvillC Macon C. Moborl) « __ - „-b^ CcntfaU»^ Mexico ' fetonJc.Q ^ KANSAS j^BT.LOUIS The onlvlinein 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 J. A. MacGREGOR. J A. HANLEY, Trav. Ft. and Pass. Agt. Trafik Manager, St. Paul, Minn. J. P. LONG, SADDLES AND HARNESS Manufactured to Order. Repairing Neatlv and Promptly Done at Reasonable Prices. A full Stock of Slock Saddles, Brios, Chaperaios, Bits and SPURS alwavs on hand. The Celebrated Single and Double Rig Visalia Saddle a Specialty. LIVINGSTON. MONT. CINNABAR AND COOKE TRANSPORTATION And Forwarding Company ! W. M. HOPPE & CO., Proprietors. Freights advanced and all goods promptly for warded for Merchants and Shippers where the same are consigned in care of the above company. Reasonable Rates charged. H. J. HOPPE, Manager, CINNABAR, - - MONTANA JOHN O. SAX, NEWS AND FRUIT DEALER, AND CONFECTIONER. The latest eastern Dailies, Illustrated Journ als and Magazines always on hand. MAIN STREET. l I THOMPSON BROS., have no time to write advertisements, but have a more com plete stock and can give our customers better value for their money than ever. Anything in DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, boots and shoes, Olotliing, Hats and Caps, FURNISHING GOODS, &C. we are prepared to show you in variety, and give you the very lowest prices, and will never be undersold. W e have just received an elegant lot of men's fine hand-sen ed shoes direct from the manufacturer at Rochester; also a lot oi ladies-fine shoes from H. II. Gray's Sons. In these we oner extra inducements. Our stock is too well known to require enumerating, and our manner of dealing, buying and meet ing competition too well known to and anything heie. THOMPSON BROS., Main Street, Livingston, Mont. PLEASURE RESORT ! AND HOME FOR THE SICK. HUNTER'S HOT SPRIHGS ! AT MENDENHALL, MONTANA, 2i., miles from Springdale station on tiie Northern Pacific Railroad, wlieie c«u l iages will be in attendance at all trains for the transfer of guests. Mails Delivered Twice Daily at the Hotel Office. TOWN LOTS for residence and business purposes for sale. C. B. MENDENHALL, Owner and Proprietor. MERCHANTS HOTEL O. J. OBERG, Proprietor. NEWLY REFITTED AND FURNISHED THROUGHOUT. Special Attention given to the Accommodation of the Traveling Public. Central ly Located, and Rates Only $2.00 Per Day. GEORGE W. METCALF, Feed and Sale Stables, CORNER 3IAIN AND CLARK STREETS. FINEST "TURNOUTS" IN THE CITY, Tourists and Travelers carried to or from the remotest points with safety and dispatet Horses, 3Iules, Harness and Wagons liought and sold. Oats and Baled Heuv, Stock boarded by the day or week. Spectal attention given to Gentlemen Drivers Terms as reasonable as any in the city. Call and see us. EL COUGHNOUR, Manufacturer and Dealer in Lumber, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Lath, Shingles, Pickets, Mouldings, Brackets, Building Paper, Plaster Paris, Plastering Hair, Etc., Etc. A good stock of Minnesota Pine always on hand. Special Sizes of Timber Sawed to order. I carry the most complete stock of everything in my line kept in Montana. Wood by the Cord or Carload. Prices Always Reasonable. E. GOUGHNOTJR, Livingston, Mont. "b/L. Rotll, WHOLESALE DEALER IN Fine Whiskies and Cigars. McBrayer, Anderson and other Firstclass Brands kept in Stock. RANCHMENS' TRADE SOLICITED. Agent for Brunswick-Balke-Collinder Company. Livingston, M. T t , - Next door to the Albemarle. BANK DRUG STORE! I have jugt received an invoice of FRESH DRUGS. No Goods damaged by fire wil! be pushed on my customers. I have now a more complete line than eyer. Am located for the present at the Postoffice building, next to Livingston Bank. Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. Hoping to see all my old customers and many new ones, I am Respectfully, J. E. MINTIE. the POPULAR VOTE of the whole Gallatin County, when the voters have seen the stock, will be that I. ORSCHEL & BRO AS CLOTHIERS and General Outfitters for Men's Wear, Blankets, Boot; and Shoes, lead in this part of the Territory. * THEIR SUITS FOR $5.00 and UPWA&ftg must be seen to be appreciated. -IN Overcoats, Furnishing Goods, We take the lead iu Low Prices and Quality. -OUR stock in WHISKIES, WINES and CIGABS is the Best, Cheapest and Largest in the Territory. Sole Agents for Ph. B. B. Co.'s celebrated Bottled and Keg Beer for Eastern Montana. Also, sole agents for R. Rothschild's Sons, saloon out fitters, Brunswick-Balke Collender Co.'s Billiard and Pool Tables. I. ORSCHEL & BRO. BRICK BLOCK, PARK ST MET, H. FRANK, Main Street Clothier, Has just received a large stock ol Ready-Made Clothing, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, Cloths and Under** Ot the best quality, and for the next 30 days special inducements will be offered. -3IERCHANT TAILORING Our cutting and fitting department is complete and we will guarantee satisfaction Main Street, .... Livingston 0» 5 co c3 o r 1 bec O C 'S u s MULKERN & MURRAY, -DEALERS IN Wines, Liquors and Cigars AND 8AMPLE ROOMS ON PARK STREE T. _ Frank White's Billiard and Pool Parlor! Brick Block under Enterprise office Park Street. PURE WINES, LIQUORS & ClCAR s IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC.