Montfliif» Historical Society
VOL. 4. NO. '27,
PRICE 10 CENTS
LIVINGSTON, MONTANA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4,1886.
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[lUKPAY, DECEMBER 4, 1880.
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■ uud Advanced Scholars
JOHN H EI.DEK,
h in all the Courts of the Territory.
^ . it,. al Estate and InsuranceUepartmets.
Al '° h " UVINGSTON. MONT.
ideations for Northern Pacific lands
m property. The same are sold
[ balance on long time.
,0BEKT 1) ALTON, M. D.
SrwjEoN Northeun Paci fic R. U. Co.
Office m Orschel Pro s.
ill. W •
Block, Park Street.
located in Livingston First
performed, and satisfaction
in Dodson building, Main St.
Bank of Livingston
STEBBINS, MUND & CO.,
Living 5 * 011 •
F*chauee on all the principal cities of the
United States and Europe.
Interest Allowed on
Collections made a specialty. Correspond
Stor L'rower» National, Miles City.
First National Bank, Billings.
First National Bank, Buffalo, W yo g.
Merchants National Bank, Deadwood, D. T.
Stebbins, Mund A Fox, Central, D. T.
Stebbins, Fox <fc Co , Spearlish, D. T.
A. L. LOVE Cashier.
Lower Main Street
Billy Miles, Prop.
BALED HAY, CHOP FEED, WHEAT and
OATS lor sale by the pound or
in CAR LOTS.
Best of care given to all Stock placed in my
care. Prices Reasonable
Lumber ! Lumber !
At the Montana Lumber Co.'s old Stand.
LUMBER, SASH, DOORS,
Pickets. Lath- Shingles. Building Pa
per, (Plaster Paris, Plastering
Hair, Etc., Etc.,
Agents for Bodine and Keystone Roofing. Office
opposite skating rink.
JAS. A. CLARK,
Proprietor of the
national Part Livery,
Feed and Sale Stables.
Hacks and Carriages 'With or ''With
Sale Horses, Pack Horses, Guides and Camping
Outfits furnished when desired. Also operate the
Coole stage and Express Line.
Parties wishin" to make a tour of the Park com
fortaMv, will do well to call at the office of the
Weite burn, Mammoth Hot Spri nge, Wyoming.
Heferlin Block, Main St.,
MILLER & MOORE, Prop's
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
Constantly in Stock.
MILWAUKEE KEG BEER
ALWAYS ON TAP. __
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
JOBBING A SPECIALTY.
Estimates and Specifications for any
flass of building furnished on application.
Shop on Second St..
UVINGSTON, - - MONTANA.
J. P. ALLEN, Proprietor,
COOKE, - - MONTANA.
'* 8t Class in every respect, and Special
Attention given to accommodation
of the Traveling Public.
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The direct line between
And all points in
Minnesota, Dakota, Montana,
Idaho, Washington Territory,
British Columbia, Puget Sound and
Express Trains Daily, to which are attached
PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS
ELEGANT DINING OAKS.
NO CHANGE of CARS
ST. PAUL .K» PORTLAND
On anv class of Tickets,
The onlv all rail line to the
Full information in regard to tin? Northern Pa
cific lines can be obtained free by addressing
CHAS. S. FEE,
General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minr
Minneapolis & St. Louis
R A I l_ W A V
AND THE FAMOUS
ALBERT LEA ROUTE.
Two Through Trains Daily
From St. Paul and Minneapolis to
Without Change, connecting with the Fast
Trains of all lines for the
JSF-EAST AND SOUTHEAST !-^
The direct and onlv line running Through Cars
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
iev, connecting in Union Depot for all points
south and southwest.
MANY HOURS SAVED
ATCHISON, making connections with the Union
Pacific and Atchison, Topeka &■ Sante Fe lUye.
J^-Close connections made with all trains of
the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba; Northern
Pacific; St. Paul and Duluth Railway*,from and
to all points NORTH and NORTHWEST.
nmmilfDPD The Trains of the Minneapolis &
nMIblUDM St. Louis Railway are composed
of comfortable dav coaches, magnificent Pullman
ÏRS»« PALACE DMG CARS
ISO hbS. OF BAGGAGE CHECKED FREE.
Fare always ae Low as the Lowest! tor lime
Tables, Through Tickets, etc., call upon the near
est Ticket Agent or write to ^ BOYD
Gen'l Tkt. & Pass. Agt., Minneapalis, Minn.
THE GILT EDGE!
WAKELIN & LURING, Prop'rs.
The Choicest Wines, Liquors and
Mixed Drinks a Special Feature.
Elegant Club Rooms in Connection.
LIVINGSTON , MONTANA
THE CITY HOTEL,
MRS. GEO. WELCOME, Prop.
Best of accommodations for the traveling public
SALOON IN CONNECTION,
— WITH —
Milwaukee Keg Beer
ON DRAUGHT EVERY DAY.
GARDINER. - - MONTANA.
LISK & ENNIS, Props.
Having lust completed our new building on Main
Street, and furnished the same with every
thing appertaining to a first class
bar, we are prepared to
greet all onr old friends and as
many new ones ns will f&vor us with a tull.
The Best Brands of Wines, L'ili , w rs
and Cigars Constantly on hand.
Pleasant Valley Hotel!
J. F. YANCEY, Proprietor.
Special Attention Given to the Ac
commodation ofTourist Travel.
Hay, Grain and Uoofl Stalling for Horses,
Saloon in Connection,
supplied with the very best brands of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars. _
To sen Freeh Milch Cows, one, two or a dozen, at
low figures. All first-class dairy cows tall anc
see, and he convinced.
Superintendent Briebin 4 King Bron.' ranci, U»
F URNISHED ROOMS to rent, with or with
out board. Apply at Albemarle Hotel.
L ivingston lodge, No . 32 , 1 . o. g. t.,
Livingston, Mont. Meets everv Wednesday
ening. A. C. DAVIS, W. C. T.
J. F. LAWRENCE, Secretary.
C. A. ROBIN SON, Lodge Pep.
E STRAY NOTICE.— Came into the enclosure
of the undersigned, a boar pig. Owner can
have the same by paying charges and taking it
away. ' It. SMITH, Livingston, M. T.
Nov. 5, 188(5. 23-3t
R EGULAR CONVOCATION of Livingston
Chapter, No. 7, Royal Arch Masons, every
Thursday evening. A11R.A. M. in good stand
; are invited. W. C, FOWLER, H. P.
T HE THOROUGHBRED imported Hol
stein-Freisian Bull, Cesar, will be at Mission
creek from this time for the accommodation of
parties desiring to improve their stock. FoUur
ther particulars enquire of J. C. Beaty, or Work
& Lock. ___
L ITHOGRAPH pictures of Livingston for
sale at this office at 25 cents each ; put up in
rollers and mailed to any address for 50 cents
each. Enterprise, Livingston.
N OTICE.—Having leased my meat market and
intending to retire from misiness, all per
sons knowing themselves indebted to me are re
auested to come forward and promptly settle the
same. J • H. 1IARVAT.
K OF P.— Meets everv Friday evening in
• Frank's Hall. A cordial invitation is ex
tended to visiting brothers.
C. R. WOODS, C. C.
R. II. NORTON, K. of R. and S.
Yellowstone Lodge No. 10, Livingston, M. T.
N otice for publication.— Land of
fice at Bozeman, M. T., October 2(5,188(5.
Notice is hereby given that the following-named
settler has filed'notice of her intention to make
final proof in support of her claim, and that said
proof will be made before the Register and Re
ceiver at Bozeman, M. T., on December titli, 1880,
viz: Ann a M vers, D. S. No. (5(51, for the north
west > i of section 20, Tp. 3 north of range, !* east.
She names the following witnesses to prove her
continuous residence upon, and cultivation of,
said land, viz: Sol. P. Heron, Alfred Myers,
Newell Parker, and Lena Janeck, all of Living
ston, Gallatin county, M. T. ____
GEO. W. MONROE, Register.
[1st published Oct. 30, 188(5.]
ER It I TO U Y OF MONTANA, County of
Gallatin. In Probate Court. In the matter
of the estate of Helen C. Alton, deceased. Notice
is hereby given bv the undersigned administra
tor of the estate o<= Helen C. Alton, deceased, to
the creditors of, and all persons having claims
against, said deceased, to exhibit them with the
necessary vouchers, within four months after the
first publication oi this notice, to the said admin
istrator at his office in Livingston, Gallatin coun
ty, Montana Territory, the same being bis place
for the transaction of the business of the said
estate, ROBERT D. ALTON.
Administrator of the estate of Helen C. Alton,
Dated at Livingston. November 1st, 1884».
Sai aue & Elder, Attorneys for Administrator,
[first publication Nov. 6,188(5. |
OTIUF. FOIt PUBLICATION.— Land Of
fice at Bozeman, November 12th, 188(5. No
tice is hereby given that the following-named
settler has filed notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim, and that said
proof will be made before the Register and Re
ceiver at Bozeman, on December 20th, 188(5, viz :
D. S. No. 635, Jesse W. Alton of Hunters Hot
Springs, for the SE J 4, SW ! i, W*4, SW }.j, S\\
i /4 SE >i section 12, T. 1, S. R. 12 E. He names
the following witnesses to prove his continuous
residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz;
James Ennis, Horace Bartlett, C. B. Mendenhall
and Henry M. Sloan, all of Springdale, M. T.
GEO. W. MONROE, Register.
[First published Nov. 13, 1886.]
JOTICE OF FORFEITURE.— Cooke, Gal
latin County, M. T., September 6th, 1886. To
J.P. Brusevitz (alias Brnsec You are hereby
notified that I have expended one hundred dollars
in Jabor and improvements upon the Minnehaha
and one hundred dollars on the Bobtail Pony
quartz lode mining claims, the two claims form
in" a group situated on Miller mountain, in the
New World Mining District, Gallatin county, Ter
ritory of Montana, in order to hold said premises
under the provisions of section 2324 of the Revised
Statutes uf the Uniied States, it being the amount
required to bold the same for Hie year ending De
cember 31st, 1885, said labor and improvements
being recorded in the County Recorder s Office in
Bozeman, and if within ninety days after the pub
lication of this notice you fail or refuse to con
tribute your proportion of such expenditures as
co-owner, your interest in said claims will be
come the property of the subscriber under said
section 2324. H. L. COLLINS.
[Settlement to be made at this office.]
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HEWS OF THE WEEK
France and Mexico have concluded a
treaty of commerce.
The public debt was decreased $3,005,
249.57 during November.
Four negroes were lynched at DeKalb,
Texas, for the murder of a farmer named
The revenue from the tax on oleomar
garine for the month of November
amounted to about $400,000.
J. & T. B. Sochs, boot and shoe manu
facturers at Cincinnati, have assigned.
Liabilities, $200,000; assets, $100,000.
At a general convention of the Fenian
brotherhood at New York, it was decided
to dissolve all connection with O'Donovan
Two boys, Willie Heskell ana Walter
Budd, of Maple Plain, Minnesota, were
drowned in Lake Independence while
Nine youths of Sydney. Nova Scotia,
have been sentenced to deatli for commit
ting an outrage on a sixteen year-old serv
George K. Shaw and C. A. Nimocks
will start a new evening paper in Minne
apolis in the spring. It Avili be independ
ent in politics.
George E. McNeill has been nominated
by a convention of the Knights of Labor
and Trades Unions of Boston as their can
didate for mayor.
By the capsizing of a life-boat, near
Ludington, Michigan, Captain Flynn, Or
rin Hatch and John Smith, three of the
crew, lost their lives.
The English postoffice department in
London has decided that American postal
ards addressed by a label machine, can
not be delivered in that country.
The boiler of the tug Sunbeam, lying
near the pier on East liver, New York,
exploded, and the owner and three men
on board were blown up and killed.
The Union Pacific hotel at Cheyenne,
Wyoming, was burned on the 26th. Loss
$25.000. A man named McElroy was
killed and several firemen were severely
The municipal council of Pans has re
quested United States Minister McLane to
intercede with the governor of Illinois in
behalf of the condemned anarchists of
Engineer Little, whose heroiam at. the
time of the Rio disaster undoubtedly saved
many lives, has received a lieautiful gold
medal, a gift from Bishop Whipple, who
was a passenger.
The loss of the bark Sara Anderson,
while on a voyage from Coquimbo for
England, has been confirmed by advices
received at Yalpariso. The captain, his
wife, and the crew were sill lost.
The dead bodies of three Indians who
had perished in the storms, were found in
the woods near Ashland, Dakota. Several
more Indians are believed to have been
lost and met with the same fate.
Win. Herbst, late president of the First
National bank of Glen Rock, Pa., his
two sons, Jacob and William, and the
late cashier, Henry Seibert, have been ar
ested on a charge of embezzling $750,
000 of the funds of that bank.
A German newspaper asserts that the
German ambassador at Paris has been in
structed to notify France that an applica
tion to the chambers for a large military
and naval credit would be regarded by
Germany as a declaration of war.
A collision on the Missouri Pacific rail
road, near Greenwood, Missouri, wrecked
both engines and one mail car. Elijah
Maguffin, postal clerk, was killed out
right and E. O. Hibeebe, another clerk,
was seriously, if not fatally injured.
Twenty-two sacks of mail from Eng
land to Germany, Russia, Austria and the
east, in transport on the train to Belgium,
were cut open and plundered of all régis
tered letters on the 27th. Letters from
America were among the number stolen.
Two children named Meisal were frozen
to death, during the recent storms, while
looking for lost stock in the vicinity of
Mandan, Dakota. Two young men
brothers, named Sims, were also frozen
to. death near that place, while returning
Another fatal explosion occurred on
the 27th at the Wyoming colliery, near
Wilkesbarre, Pa., caused by the careless
burning of a fuse in the bands of a miner
Wm. Cosgrove was instantly killed and
John Yaudling and Henry Park seriously
and perhaps fatally burned.
Elevators Q and A and the annex to
elevator Q burned at Duluth on the night
of the 27th, together with a row of nine
small frame buildings. Loss on grain
and buildings, $840,000. Charles Moore
was killed m jumping from a cupola and
two firemen are reported missing.
The attorney-general has brought soit
in the supreme court of the District of
Columbia to get title to the Potomac flats,
and especially to that portion of them
known as Kidwell Meadows. The list of
defendants is very long, numbering forty
nine, distributed over a wide range of
A stay of execution has been granted in
the case of W. II. L. Maxwell, Prellers
murderer, and the Chinese highbinders,
under sentence at St. Louis to be hanged
January 1st, until February 1st, in order
that the transcript of the cases may be
finished before the appeal is taken.
The heavy cloth curtain which, during
the daytime covers the electric lenses on
the Statue of Liberty, caught fire Monday
night and fell on the light woodwork of
the staircase in the interior of the statue.
It was only by the hardest work that a
bad fire was avoided and the great statue
saved from ruiu.
The bottlers' division of the Glass
Blowers' league has ordered a strike
ainoDg its members in the eastern divi
sion, which includes all the territory east
of the Alleghames, including Canada.
The strike goes into effect at once, and is
against apprenticeship and a reduction of
5 per cent, in wages. About 3,600 men
At New York, on the 26th ult., Dr.
James Ranney, as a commissioner in luna
cy, and a special jury, heard testimony
to-day in the application of Charity Wig
gins, tht 80-year-old colored woman, who
is the mother of Blind Tom, the cele
brated negro pianist, to have her son ad
judged insane. The vcidict of the jury
was that Blind Tom was mentally unsound
and incapable of managing his own
Miles City is to have a toboggan slide.
The total assessment of Dawson county
amounts to $1,628,734.15.
The Montana copper company intend
starting up full blast January 1st.
Manager McGuire has secured the John
L. Sullivan combination for a tour of the
On Thanksgiving day Governor Hauser
pardoned Thos. Keefe, a convict in the
John Worrick, a herder for the Shonkin
round-up, was lost in the late storm, and
is believed to have perished.
T. J. Lowry, one of the pioneers of the
territory, and a resident of Helena, died
at that place on Saturday last.
J. Martin and Henry Thibodo were ar
rested at Missoula, on Mouday, on a
warrant charging them with stealing
The Territorial Teachcis' association
will meet at Butte, December 28th, 29th
and 30th, 1886. Railroads will give re
duced rates to teachers.
While at work on the 1,000-foot level
the Lexington mine at Butte, Monday,
Thomas Dovan was seriously injured by
the falling of a large rock.
Levi Wilkerson, of Corvallis, the past
season raised a small patch of sugar cane
from which he lias just turned out five
gallons of a fine brand of sorghum.
During tlie recent snow storm Ed. H.
Irvine's band of sheep on Rock creek, in
Deer Lodge county, huddled up in the
corral and *250 of them were smothered.
It is reported that Mrs. Lyons, who was
injured in the accident to the Helena and
Benton stage coach, has accepted $300
in liquidation of damages sustained.
A rich strike of ore is reported in the
Peerless Jennie mine, four miles from
Rimini, a large body of ore, assaying
$200 per ton having been found in the
Another explosion from the experiment
of thawing out giant powder by a fire,
occurred at Butte Wednesday. Fortun
ately it resulted in no further damage
than to demolish a blacksmith shop.
At Butte, on Tuesday, while James
McQuade was being raised in the shaft of
the Amy mine, lie was thrown from the
bucket and fell to the bottom of the shaft,
sustaining injuries which are liable to
Charles Ford, charged with attempted
rape upon the person of Lizzie Ford, an
eight-year old child, last summer in the
Prickly Pear canyon, has been acquitted
after a jurry trial in the district court of
Lewis and Clarke county.
Thirty thousand broad-gauge ties, got
ten out for the Utah & Northern, by the
Big Hole Lumber company, have been
frozen in the Big Hole river, and many of
them will probably be lost in the break
ing up of the river next spring.
The Northern Pacific, through J. M.
Sanders of Helena, last week paid over
to the treasurer of Yellowstone county
the sum of $4,884.77, being the amount
of tbeir taxes in that county, due Decern
ber 1, $2,800 of which was on surveyed
It is said that a herd of buffalo are
grazing somewhere within 100 miles
north of Miles City, and the cowboys of a
ranch tin the vicinity know the grazing
ground, but as far as possible mislead
stranger banters, so that the herd is yet
Five Indians, confined at Fort Shaw for
horse stealing, made a break for liberty
on Wednesday last. They had been clam
oring for water, and as the sergeant of
the guard opened the door of the cell to
give it to them threw a blanket over his
head and made a rush. Three of them
escaped in the darkness. The guard held
the other two, one of whom was wounded
by a bayonet thrust. No blame cîin be
attached to anyone.
Boulder Sentinel: Jefferson City being
the initial or starting point of the Helena,
Boulder Valley & Butte railway, has
taken on a boom to the extent of three
extra saloons, butcher shop, halber, hotel,
and an additional store with a twenty
thousand dollar stock.
A. Corey, who has been confined in
Silver Bow county jail awaiting the action
of the grand jury ou a charge of being a
gold brick swindler, made bis escape, but
was afterward captured while masquerad
ing in woman's clothes for the purpose of
of getting away from the city.
At a meeting held in Butte to consider
the situation at Anaconda, and decide
upon a plan of action for the benefit of
the strikers at that place, it was stated by
Mr. Kirby, one of the speakers, that
seventy-five families at the latter place
were starving and 160 families needed as
A Townsend special to the Independent
says: On the 21st inst. one of J. O.
Hussey's sheep herders, by the name of
Tom Williams, got lost and lias not yet
been found. It is supposed he perished
in the storm. He was about sixty years
of age. A party of sixteen has started
out to search for the body.
The annual meeting of the Montaua
Bar association will be held at the court
house in Helena, on Wednesday evening,
January 5th. The anuual address will
be delivered by the president, Hon. Hiram
Knowles, of Silver Bow county. Other
papers upon legal subjects will be read
by members of the association.
Bismarck Special : It is reported here
that a tight recently took place between a
band of Crow* Indians and some Canadian
trappers on the Missouri river in Montana.
It is said that the Indians caught the
trappers stealing game from their traps
and a vigorous fight ensued. The trap
pers numbered five armed witli Winches
ter rifles and ten with shot-guns. One
trapper was killed, but the Indians were
driven back and pursued several miles.
Billings Gazette: II. II. Mund, of the
First National bank, is the happy pos
sessor of two Sioux scalps and a number
of fanoy o>*hrilQD of ialten from
the two Sioux warriors who were over
powered and killed by the Crow' nation
on the Big Horn recently. C. T. Babcock
forwarded the trophies to Mr. Mund, who
dressed the scalps with carbolic acid,
thus making them presentable to the
curious in such matters.
Husbandman: Hensley Bros, brought
in a very fine specimen of ore from their
mines in the Castle mountains last week.
The chunk brought in is said to assay 60
per cent, lead and 582 ounces in silver.
The shaft on the vein fnm which this ore
was taken is eighteen feet deep, at which
depth the lead is twenty feet wide, though
it is thought to be even wider, as one of
the walls is quite broken and undefined.
With this kind of prospects the new camp
will not be long in coming to the front.
Billings Gazette : A private letter from
Sahara, dated November 23d, contains
the following information: T. has just
brought us very sad news of the effect of
the storm on Sunday last. Mr. Moule lost
1.500 sheep. They may be all dead for
all he knows. They were looking for
them all day yesterday and found only
one hundred dead ones. They are look
ing for the rest now'. Davidson, a man
who has a ranch above Moule's, lost 800,
and two other sheep men near the "Gap,"
have lost their whole herds, but their
herders are gone with them, so it is pos
sible they may turn up all right yet.
A Terrible Wreck.
Dillon Examiner: About daylight on
Thursday morning a fatal accident oc
curred on what is known as Cache hill,
on the southern division of the Utah &
Northern, under the following circuin
stances, as related by a gentleman who
arrived in this city yesterday morning
It appears that a freight train was coming
north in two sections, and as the first sec
tion crossed the summit of the hill, the
engineer called for brakes. The hind
brakeman complied and the train pulled
in two. The front half was stopped and
the two brakemen, McCabe and a man
whose name was not learned, were coup
ling up the tram, while Conductor Gail
braith w'as in the caboose. The second
section came over the hill and started
down around the curve, crashing into the
rear end of the first section, makiug a hor
rible wreck, and killing Gailbraith and
McCabe, while the other brakeman es
caped with slight injury.
A Horible Crime in Kentucky.
The reported burning of the Poe resi
dence in Knox county, Kentucky, where
by eight persons lost tbeir lives, and
which was supposed to have been acci
dental, appears from later developments
to have been the work of John Warms
and his alleged wife, neighbors of the
Poes. The mother, five children and two
visiting ladies were found in the ashes of
the destroyed hut
as follows by an
The story is told
illegitimate son of
Warms, aged ten years, whom his reputed
father had threatened and made mad.
The boy's story is that the ladies were first
outraged by Warms, who then proceed
ed to cut from ear to ear the throats of
each of the eight persons, and that his
mother then dragged the bodies to the
middle of the room and set them on fire.
They also fired the house, took some bed
clothing and other articles and departed.
On the boy's statement arrests and an in
vestigation followed and articles known
to have belonged to the Poes were found
in the cellar of the suspected party's
bouse. They refused to be interviewed,
and are now in the Barbourville jail
Terrible Mine Explosion.
Shortly after the miners had entered
the Conyngham shaft, near Wilkesbarre,
Penn., on Friday morning of last week, an
explosion of gas took place. The explo
sion was the most serious that lias occurred
in the antracite region this year, and it is
know'n that forty-two men were severely
burned, and others slightly injured.
Twelve of the men were so badly burned
that is believed they cannot recover.
The scene at the colliery while the
men were being taken from the shaft
was terrible. A crowd of several hundred
people had gathered at the mouth of the
shaft, among them the mothers, wives and
daughters of the injured men. As they
were taken out of the shaft they were
taken to the engine house and the
women made desperate efforts to gain en
trance. Their entreaties and frantic dem
onstrations of grief were heartrending,
but they were sternly kept outside the
building while the blackened, scorched
and bleeding victims of the disaster were
wrapped in bandages soaked in oil. The
floor of the engine house was covered
with writhing humanity, so disfigured as
to be unrecognizable. As fast as possible
they were taken to the hospital and to
their homes, and so rapidly w'as the w'oik
done that by 9 o'clock every one had
been taken out and carried away.
Fatal Fonder Explosion at Butte.
While Henry C. Stevens w r as thawing
out giant pow'der in the blacksmith shop
of the Pacific mine at Butte, on Friday
afternoon of last week, the pow'der ex
ploded, killing him almost instantly, and
demolishing the blacksmith shop and
rwrge. Mr. Oicveua was uuuiaulcU ami
has but two relatives in that city. He
was a native of Cornwall, England, but
came from Michigan to this territory. A
coroner's jury was summoned and found
verdict in accordance with the above
A Stay of Execution Granted.
The application made for a supersedeas
in the case of the condemned Chicago
anarchists, before Judge Scott, of the Ill
inois supreme court, last week, resulted
in its being granted. The effect of the
order for the supersedeas will be to stay
the execution at least until the full beuch
of the supreme court has passed upon the
question raised for a new trial. It is es
timated that in the ordinary course of
procedure a hearing and decision cannot
be reached for six or eight weeks, and
that even if the low'er court is sustained,
the sentence cannot be carried out until
some time in March or April. The news
was received by the condemned anarchists
ijuietly, with some expressions of pleasure,
but few of surprise. They treated the
supersedeas as a matter of course, and
said little except to intimate an increasing
belief that the Illinois supreme court
would grant them a new trial.
Selling a County in Ireland.
A London dispatch of the 26th says:
London City companies have resolved to
sell their lands in the north of Ireland on
easy terms. The Salters company will
transfer 250,000 acres at the purchase
price, £20,000, under the terms of the
Ashbourne act. The Fishmongers com
pany will transter 20,500 acres, having a
yearly rental of £9,500. They offer to
sell to the tenants at twenty-nine years,
on the purchase or government valuation,
the tenants paying annually 30 per cent,
under the present rental. The Drapers
company offer 27,000 acres, having a
yearly rental of £12,500, at cghtcen years
purchase. The tenants accept these of
fers. The transfer covers nearly all the
county of Londonderry.
Arrested for False Pretenses.
Wm. L. Dustan, of the insolvent Miles
City Dressed Beef company, has been ar
rested upon the charge of obtaining
money under false pretenses, in that he
had made a draft for $50 on the Stock
grower's National bank of Miles City
under the signature of the company,
knowing that there were no funds of the
company on deposit in the bank, and that
the company itself was insolvent, as it
had previous to that time confessed judg
ment in the sum of $15,000, in favor of
Wm. Dustin & Co., of Lincoln, Illinois,
and the execution had been issued. This
is an outgrowth of the case where Dustin
& Hough failed at Miles City, and Dustin
& Co.'s bank at Lincoln, Illinois, made
an assignment for the benefit of eastern
creditors, leaving those at Miles City out
m the cold,
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