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
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
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,
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
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
And the little stars light the heavenly
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.
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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come disordered, and the whole system
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cases Ayer's Pills give prompt relief.
After much suffering from Liver and
Stomach troubles, I have finally been
cured by taking Ayer s Cathartic Pills.
I always find them prompt and thorough
in their action, and their occasional use
keeps me in a perfectly healthy condi
tion. — Ralph Weeman, Annapolis, Md.
Twenty-five years ago I suffered from
a torpid liver, which was restored to
healthv action bv taking Ayer's Pills.
Since that time I have never been with
out them. They regulate the bowels,
assist digestion, and increase the appe
tite, more surely than any other medi
cine.— Paul Churchill, Haverhill, Mass.
I know of no remedy equal to Ayer's
Pills for Stomach and Liver disorders.
I suffered from a Torpid Liver, and Dys
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had no appetite, suffered from Head
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boxes of Ayer's Pills, taken in moderate
doses, restored me to perfect health.—
Waldo Miles, Oberlin, Ohio.
Ayer's Pills are a superior family
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sion and despondency resulting from
Liver Complaint. I have used these
Pills in my family, for years, and they
never fail to give entire satisfaction.—
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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.
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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.
CINNABAR AND COOKE
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,
The latest eastern Dailies, Illustrated Journ
als and Magazines always on hand.
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.
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.
for residence and business purposes for sale.
C. B. MENDENHALL, Owner and Proprietor.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
I. ORSCHEL & BRO.
PARK ST MET,
Main Street Clothier,
Has just received a large stock ol
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, Cloths and Under**
Ot the best quality, and for the next 30 days special inducements will be offered.
Our cutting and fitting department is complete and we will guarantee satisfaction
Main Street, .... Livingston
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O C 'S
MULKERN & MURRAY,
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
AND 8AMPLE ROOMS ON PARK STREE T. _
Billiard and Pool Parlor!
Brick Block under Enterprise office
PURE WINES, LIQUORS & ClCAR s
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC.
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