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iuutjplott é T N O. 44, VOL. 4. LIVINGSTON. MONTANA. SATURDAY, APRIL 2,1887. PRICE 10 CENTS sEfainpto» Chrtwpvfe». LIVINGSTON, geo. h. weight, MONTANA. Publish*! 1 . 'ATl'RDAY, APRIL 2, 1887. on' B«i METl' \-pnr ----- 'nuitlu* Thr<* HATES—PAYABLE IS ADVANCE. .............................$3 50 ............................. 2 00 ............................. 1 25 ............................. 10 Henderson is authorized to re pt for subscriptions to the Weekly at Mammoth Hot Springe. nth«.. -.pie*... \fist Jennie A t - e jir and red Ektebphi** ___ Ty^I«S .7' LIA WETZSTEIN, Teach eu op the Piano Fokte System u per 'oneenator/of Music, Stuttgart,Germany. ry-Heginnere and Advanced Scholars Taught. ;0 H1 A. «-AVALE, JOHN II ELDER, S avage & ELDER, Lawyers and Notaries Piblh . gAVAGK. ELDER A THOMPSON, Générai, Inbcrancb Agents. Henresent standard companies having an aggre , lt ' t 0 f over $ 70 , 000.000 hre assets. LIVINGSTON. MONT. Her..' HitltT I). ALTON, M. D. s Northern Pacific R. K. Co. PERKY, PHYSICAN \NR SURGEON. LIVINGSTOS, Offi K £ D." brick building east side . CAMPBELL, M. D. MONTANA, lower Eain St. W." PHYSICIAN s AND SURGEON LI VING STUN, M ON TA N A. < mice in the rear D >f Dr. Kerb « Drug store, li. W. C. SEIILBREDE, DENTIST, has permanently located in Livingston First (■!,%«■ operations performed, and satisfaction ■Miaranteed. Offi' «■ in Krieger building, Main St. national M Bant OF LIVINGSTON. WM. R. STEBBINS, President. WM, M. WRIGHT, Vice Pres. A. L. LOVE, Cashier. H. L. BURTON. Asst.Cashier. BOARO OF DIRECTORS : \\ j; STEBBINS, W. M. WWIGHT, 11. li. Mt NO, GEO. T. CHAMBERS, K. GOUGHNOUR. C. S. HEFFKRLIN, A. L. LOVE JENE RAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. Exchange ou all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. Interest Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. Collections Promptly Attended to. _—-- - LOWER MAIN STREET FEED CORRAL, BILLY MILES & BRO. PROPRIETORS. BALED HAY, CHOP FEED, WHEAT and OATS for sale by the pound or in CAR LOTS. Best of care given to all Stock placed in my :are. Prices Reasonable to Pleasant Valley Hotel! YELLOWSTONE PARK, J. F. YANCEY, Proprietor. Special Attention Given to the Ac commodation of Tourist Travel. Ray, Grain and Goof Stalling (or Horses. JAS. A. CLARK, Proprietor of the Feed and Sale Stables. Hack« and Carriages With or With out Drivers. s »l<* Horses, Pack Horses, Guides and Camping * 11 bits famished when desired. Also operate the Coolie staue and Express Une. Parties wishing to make a tour of the Park com fcrtHMv, will do well to rail at the office of the n oite Barn, Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming. R. O. GRIFFITH. BUCKSM1THING AND WACON MAKING. AH kind» of repairing done neatly and promptly to order. Special attention given to Horseshoeing anil Making Stock Brands. b <Ip, Lower Main Street, near Billy Miles & Bro. ELITE SALOON! Helerlin Block, Maia St., S* M. MOORE, Proprietor. THE BEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS Constantly in Stock. MILWAUKEE KEG BEER ALWAYS C*T TAP. The and J. If a 1 . 50 00 25 10 re NORTHERN PACIFIC *1 nAit,noA T» AIIjROAD The direct line between SAINT PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, Or DULUTH, And all points in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington Territory, OREGON, British Columbia, Puget Sound ami ALASKA, Express Trains Daily, to which are attached PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS ELEGANT DINING CARS. NO CHANGE of OARS BETWEEN ST. PAUL and PORTLAND On any class of Tickets, EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. The only all rail line to the VELLOVVSTON E PARK ! Full information in regard to the Northern Pa cific lines can be obtained free bv addressiu< r CHAS. S. FEE, General Passenger Agent. St. Paul, Mini Minneapolis & St. Louis RAIL. W A V 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 8»* EAST AND SOUTHEAST The direct and only line running Through Cars between St. Paul, Minneapolis and DES MOHNES, IOWA, via Albert Lea and Fort Dodge. Also Line'' to Watertown, D. T. 'Short SOLID THROUGH TRAINS BETWEEN ST. LOUIS MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL and the Principal Cities of the Mississippi Val ley, connecting in Union Depot for all points south and southwest. MANY HOURS SAVED aad tu « ONLY LINE runnin: KANSAS CITY, TWO TRAINS DAILY to LEAVENWORTH and ATCHISON, making connections with the Union Pacific and Atchison, Topeka A Sante Fe R'ys. £^"Close connections made with all trains of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba; Northern Pacific; St. Paul and Duluth Railways, from and to all points NOR HI and NORTHWEST. PttUmUTOFP The Trains of the Minneapolis A IHillllllUDllil St. Louis Railway are composed of comfortable day coaches, magnificent Pullman our justly célébra ted PALÄCE DINING CARS 150 LBS. OF BAGGAGE CHECKED FREE. Fare always as Low as the Lowest' For Time Tables, Through Tickets, etc., call npon the near est Ticket Agent or write to S. F. BOYD, Gen'l Tkt. & Paes. Agt., Minneapalie, Minn Minnesota & Northwestern R. R. Co. Chicago & St. Louis Short Line. MINNEAPOLIS Jti& 8T. PAUL Jmnnesota * Northwestern Ran Red A Her.tran Kenyon r Dodge C. Railroad, O * Austin [Lyle o Connections. 4* Ilona V. J'- »SN :;w Str.ff Cen. GriBnrllU % o\ des ioisö] Centre V. <S> Waterloo ^ ^^Indepcnd 1 »rapton UlarshalTCa I- town ~ j^Montcfuma skaiooer Hedrick J ubuque EVicêpô' •o orreston Oregon ^ I Roche"® Brig Keithshurg V Glenwood % PEORIA Kirksviue V P Macon C. Il EBraKgton Njk » ~ KANSAS >. CITY% T.LOUIS Mec. r-RESS, ST. paue I The onlvline in the Northwest running Pullman's ELEGANT BUFFET SLEEPERS and com bination SLEEPING and CHAIR CARS. Popular Route to Chicago and the Cast. 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. Act. Traffic Manager, St. Paul, Minn. to to The BUYERS' GUIDE b leaned Sept, end Karthi itackyear. W 313 pages, 8%xll% Inches, with over 3,500 Ulmetrationa — a Whole Picture Gallery. GITES 'Wholesale Prices direct to consumers on all goods for personal or fhmily use. TeUs how to order, and gives exact cost off crerjr «Mn» won use, eat, drink, wear, or have tan with. Theae INVALUABLE n fEOfra contain information gleaned from tke markets of t he world. We wUl mail a copy FREE to ay ad* dim upon receipt off 10 et», to defray expense off mailing. Let ua hear tom you. Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. 997 dc 289 Wabuah Arcane, Chicago, Ilk THE OASIS! LISK & ENNIS, Props. Having just 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 our old friends and is many new ones as will favor us with a call. The Best Brands off Wines, LiQuoi» and Cigars Constantly on hand. If a nc jffrBBUT, UVJWifWÏ/ I 1 of our S in to this this said and er per and 1 ) of our I take animal awav. L ITHOGRAPH pictures of Livingston for sale at this office at 25cents each: put up in rollers and mailed to any address for 50 cents each. Enterprise, Livingston. E STRAY NOTICE. —About November 1st, 1886, came into my inclosure, 1 YVhite and Roan Cow with dark neck and large horns, blotch brand on both hips : tips off of both ears. Owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and -------- ' JOHN MORTIMER. K OF P.— Meets every Friday evening in • Thompson's Hall. A cordial invitation is ex tended to visiting brothers. „ A. R. JOY, C. C. L. H. TALCOTT, K. of R. and S. Yellowstone Lodge No. 10, Livingston, M. T. R egular convocation of Livingston Chapter, No. 7, Royal Arch Masons, every Thursday evening. AllR.A. M.in good stand ing are invited. __W. C. FOWLER, n. P. T HE THOROUGHBRED imported Hol stein-Freisian Bull, Cesar, will 7>e at Mission creek from this time for the accommodation of parties desiring to improve their stock. Forfur ther particulars enquire of J. C. Beatv, or Work <fc Lock. I j^OR SALE—saw Mill, Shingle and Feed Mill, together with water rights on one of the beet mill sites in Eastern Montana. Also 150,000 feet of logs, all easy of access. Price, $2,000. Terms cash, or its equivalent. For further particulars inquire at this office or address A. P. Davis, Chico, Montana. CASTRA Y NOTICE.— Broke into the inclosure JlJ of the undesigned, the latter part of Nov ember, a light colored cow branded \ on left hip. Ear mark — under hit in left ear and forked split under part right ear. Owner is requested to "rove property, pay charges and take animal away. JOHN MORTIMER. N OTICE OF DISSOLUTION.— Notice is hereby given that the copartnership hereto fore existing between Sam. M. Moore and Carl Miller, doing business under the firm name and style of Miller & Moore, is this 14th day of Feb ruary, 1887, dissolved by mutual consent. S. M. Moore will continue the business. ____ 8. M. MOORE. ]\TOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. —Land of jLW lice at Bozeman, M. T , March 5th, 1887. Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has filed notice of nis 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, M. T., on April 23d, 1887, viz: H. E. No. 680 of William Baker, of Livingston, M T., for the SE U of SE U, W y t of SE Ù, NE 'i of SW kj Section 22, Tp. 1 S., R. 10 East. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz: George Berreuger and Edward C Alderson, of Bozeman, M. T. ; Walter V. Grannis, of Livingston : Edward Miller of Bozeman. ... GEO. W. MONROE, Register. First published March 12th. N otice for publication. -Land office at Bozeman, M. T. March 21st, 1887. Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has tiled notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Register and Receiver at Bozeman, M . T., on M ay 2nd, 1887, viz : II, E. No. 850 of Atred B Hicks of Livingston, for the M b; NW kl Sec. 32: 8 K SW >* Sec. 29, Tp. 1 8. 11 R. E, ' He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of said land, viz: Otto Anderson, Alexander H. Dclone, oth of Livingston, M. T., Benjamin V. Clark, Charles P. Blakely, both of Bozeman,M.T. GEO. W. MONROE, Register. 1 First pub. March, 26th.j N otice of forfeiture.— Cooke, Gai latin Co. Montana, March 4th, 1887. To Frank Stone, Sam i Morse, 1). McCormick - You are hereliy notified that 1 have expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements on the "Maggie" quartz lode mining claim in 1886. said claim being situated in the Stillwater country about two miles north of Sheep mountain in the New World Mining District, Gallatin Co. Territory of Montana, in order to hold said pre mises under the provisions of section 2324 of the revised statutes of the United States, it being the amount required to hold the same for the vear ending December 31, 1886. Said labor and im provements being recorded in the district r cord er 's office in Cooke, and if within ninety days after the publication of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute y*ur proportion of such ex penditures as co owner, your interest in said claim will become the property of the subscriber under said section 2324. C. M. BERRICK. Settlement to be made at Judge Potter's office Cooke, M. T. [First pub. March 12th.J N otice of forfeiture. -Cooke, Gai latin county, M. T., January 2nd. 1887. To John T. Brotheis: You are hereby notified that I have expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon the Wonderer quartz lode mining claim in 1885 and the same amount in 1886, the said claim being situated on the westerly slope of Sheep Mountain, in the New World Mining district, Gallatin county, Terri tory of Montana, in order to hold said premises ander the provisions of section 2324 of the re vised statutes of the United States, it being the amount required to hold the Bame for the years ending December 31st, 1885, and December 31st, 1886. Said labor and improvements being re corded in the District Recorder's office, in Cooke, and if within ninety days after the publication of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditures, as co-owner, and pay for this publication, your interest in sail, claim will become the property of the subscriber under said section 2324 J. H. BROWN. Settlement to be made at this office. First published Jan. 8, 1887. S ummons First Judicial District -In the District Court, of the of the Territory of Montana in and for the county of Gallatin. Homer L. Collins, plaintiff, against Jane E. Col lins, defendant. Action brought in the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Mon tana, in and for the county of Gallatin, and the complaint filed in said county of Gallatin, in the office of the Clerk of said District Court. The people of the Territory of Montana, send greeting to Jane E. Collins, the above named defendant • You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff in the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said county of Gallatin, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days i exclusive of the days of service) after the service on you of this summons—if served within this county; or If served out of this county, bn* in this district, then within twenty days ; otherwise within forty days—or judgement by default will be taken against you, according to the prayer of said com plaint. The said action is brought to dissolve the bonds of matrimony existing be tween plaintiff an.i defendant andlor such other and farther relief as the court mav deem just, as will more fully appear by reference to the complaint on file herein. And yon are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer the said complaint, as above plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaiut. Given under my hand and the Seal of I .c» ' the District Court of the First Judi 1 SEAL ( dal District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said county of Gallatin, this 25th day of March in the year o'f our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven. R. H. NORTON, Clerk. By R. H. CRAWFORD, Deputy Clerk. Savage & Elder. Attorneys fot Plaintiff. [F'irst pub. April, 2nd.J S UMMONS.—In the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana in anu for the county of Gallatin. Carver Mer cantile Company, plaintiff, against T. R. Mallon, Hiram Backus and Spencer Jarrett, defendants. Action brought in the District Court of the First Judicial Diîtrict of the Territory of Mon tana, in and for the county of Gallatin, and the complaint filed in said county of Gallatin, in the office of the Clerk of said District Court. The ueople ol the Territory of Montana, send greeting to Hiram Backus, one of the above named defendants : You are her by required to appear in an action brought against you by the above-named nlaintiff in the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Mon tana, in and for the said county of Gallatin, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days (exclusiv** of the day of service) after the service on you of this summons—if served within this county ; or if served out of this county, bnt in this district, then within twenty days: otherwise within forty days—or judgment by default will be taken against von, according to the prayer of said complaint. The said action is brought to recover the sum of $206.18 for goods, wares and merchandise sold and delivered to said defendants by Geo. H. Carv er & Co. during the years 1883, 1884 and 1885, to gether with interest at the rate of 10 per cent, per annum from the 4th day of July, 1885, and for costs in this action, as will more fully appear by reference to the complaint on file herein. And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint, as above re quired, the said plaintiff will take judgment against you for $206.18, with interest as aforesaid and costs of suit. Given under my hand and the seal of 1 __ _ I the District Court of the First Ju ) BfcAI " \ dicial District of the Territory of —~ Montana, in and for the said county of Gallatin, this 2d day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and èightv seven. R II. NORTON, Clerk.' by R. li- CRAWFORD, Deputy Clerk. eye forPUiutiS. of out set the the it a of nary New of club says were on can the that tlie burg, lars, whom has talists fate. ening do nish board for UêIÜ for in NEWS OF THE WEEK 1st, and and in ex of is John G. Saxe, the poet, died at Albany, New York, March 31st. The Sanderson steel works of Syracuse, New York, burned last Monday, The estimated damage to the city of Mandan, occasioned by the recent flood, is |18,000. An electrically lighted train, the first in the United States, was run between Boston and New York Wednesday night. Paul E. Tulane, philanthropist and founder of the Tulane university at New Orleans, died last Monday, at the age of 81. Eighty-five persons lost their lives by an explosion in a colliery at Sydney on the 26th ult. Their bodies have been recovered. Little Eddie Annis, of Fargo, aged 14, accidentally shot his sister, aged 10 years, with a 22-calibre pistol, the ball entering the left side of her head. James Lee, of Eureka, Nev., fatally 1 shot his wife five times last Friday, be cause she had made application for a divorce. Lee was arrested and jailed. Authentic information has been received from St. Petersburg that freslf attempts were made upon the czar's life at Gats cliina palace Wednesday. The czar was not injured. The president has signed the commis sions of the inter-state commerce commis sioners. but they will be held at the white house and delivered to the new appointees upon their arrival. Twenty-five thousand dollars worth of gamblers' utensils were burned at the police headquarters in New York recent ly that had been captured during raids of gambling houses in the past two years. Mrs. Joseph Mattson murdered her lit tle girl one year old by severing her jugu lar vein with a pair of sheep shears, and took her own life in the same manner at New York Mill, Minn. There is no so lution to the mystery. Brig. Gen. Wilcox, commanding the department of the Missouri, will be placed on the retired list April 16th. The proba bilities are that Col. Wesley Merritt, su perintendent of Hie military academy, will succeed Gen. Wilcox. The large shoe manufacturing establish ment of Pingree & Smith, of Detroit, was totally destroyed by fire Wednesday night. The loss is estimated at $325,000. Seven hundred and twenty-five employes are thrown out of employment. Trotter, the colored gentleman who was recently appointed register of deeds for the District of Columbia by the president, and whom the senate was not inclined to confirm for a time, is reported danger ously ill in Washington. His recovery is said to be doubtful. James Hogan, of New York, a driver of an ice wagon, nearly killed his wife with a hatchet and then threw himself out of a three-story window, dying in stantly. The couple had lost their sixth child, and both were regarded as partially insane in consequence. Not long since at Hsia Shib Chen, China, twenty miles northwest of Hangc bowo, over 300 tramps appeared at the village and greatly irritated the inhabi tants. The villagei'3 inveigled the whole body into a temple, and during the night set fire to it. Only forty occupants of the building escaped. Last Friday night Dora Bennett, young married woman who lives with her father near Columbiana, Ohio, was ab ducted by three men. She had gone into the yard after dark for some reason, where, it is said, she was overpowered, placed in a buggy and taken away. She was shorn of her hair, disrobed, and then released. The president has appointed Oscar S. Straus, New York, to be envoy extraordi nary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Turkey, vice S. S. Cox, resigned. Oscar S. Straus, the newly ap pointed minister to Turkey, is a prominent New York importer. He was president of the Cleveland-Hendricks business men's club of 1884. A special from Rio Grande City, Texas, says : Corporal Boyer and another soldier were approached by four Mexicans on the government reservation of Fort Ringgold on the evening of the 26th. One Mexi can opened fire, shooting Boyer through the heart. The other soldier hastily re treated. Three Mexicans were arrested that night on suspicion. The surviving soldier declares himself able to identity tlie assassins. A wholesale merchant of St. Peters burg, reported to be worth a million dol lars, has been shot and killed by a man to whom he refused to give 80,000 rubles towards the nihilist fund. The murderer has been arrested. Other Russian capi talists are fearful of suffering a similar fate. They are receiving letters threat ening them with immediate death, if they do noi comply with the demands to fur nish money for the common cause. It is announced that the meeting of the board of managers of the National Home for disabled volunteer soldiers will be is of of be of ot of of her still he iron then is one, The for two, new and is now for the isgn UêIÜ in Kfcw York city on April 19 th order all after land is case The the ney board new New will pfiin of 1 next to discuss the question of the location of a brandi of the home authorized by the last congress, to be established and main tained at some point west of the Rocky mountains. It seems to be practically settled that the branch will be located in California, either near Los Angeles or in the Napa valley, north of San Francisco. Three masked men fired from amhush upon Bud Turner and William Lazarus, of Wichita, Texas, Wednesday night as they were returning from a visit to Turner's ranch, a mile from Seymour. Turner was almost instantly killed. Both the horses were fatally wounded and the buggy was badly shattered, but Lazarus was unhurt. No clue as to who were the assassins. In the dining room of the Palmer House, Chicago, last Friday, was enacted a small tragedy which excited consider able confusion. A discharged waiter (colored) entered the room and approach ed C. F. Jordan, the head waiter with whom lie remonstrated at his summary discharge. Almost without warning the ex-flunkey drew a pistol and shot Jordan in the head, and in the excitement which prevailed made his escape. Two 16-vear-old boys of Davidson, D. T., sons of Postmaster Davidson and a farmer named Rogers, went to Blunt mounted on fleet-footed horses and armed with revolver, shotgun and "Winchester. They started east on a mission of terror and death, jumped their board bills and threatened to shoot anyone who tried to compel them to pay. One was captured by the Hand county sheriff and is in the Miller jail. The other is still at large. Cause—dime novels. The Merchants hotel of St. Paul has been sold by Colonel Allen to E. R. Welz, proprietor of the Clarendon, for seven years. The terms of sale are private. Welz secures a lease of the building for five years with the privilege of renewal. He purchases the entire furniture and fix tures and will assume the management April 1st. For fourteen years Col. Allen has conducted the Merchants. The hotel is the oldest in the city, being established thirty-nine years ago by J. W. Bass. Governor Marmaduke, of Missouri, has signed the bill passed at the recent session of the legislature which repeals the law of 1857, that permitted wine and beer to be sold in St. Louis on Sunday. This brings St. Louis under what is known as the Downing law, which embraces all the provisions of a strict Sunday law, and not only closes all the saloons and beer gardens, but rigidly enforced will stop the running of street railroads and the publication of newspapers and all manual labor. William Murray, a deputy United States Marshal of Pocatello, Idaho, mar ried a beatiful and attractive young girl & of is is an in in ing the we ot 17 years, a short time ago, and subse- : quently moved to Shoshone. Wednesday of last week he became insanely jealous of her and putting a pistol to her mouth fired, the ball comiug out of the back of her head. He fled but was pursued and captured, and narrowly escaped being summarily executed. Mrs. Murrry was still alive at last accounts, but it is thought she cannot recover. Adolph A. Albrecht, druggist, was en gaged in a game of faro in a gambling house ruu by Edward Flannagan and David Lanahan at Boston. Albrecht says he detected Lannahan in an attempt to cheat him and remonstrated with Lana ban; that the latter attacked him with an iron bar, when he (Albrecht), in self defense, shot Lanahan through the head, killing him instantly; that Flannagan then attacked him and he fired two shots more, one of which entered Flannagan's breast and the other his head. Albrecht is highly educated and is said to have wealthy relatives in the west. The postofticc department officials are having prepared a series of new designs of embossed stamps for stampeel envelopes of one, two, four and five-cent denominations. The head of Franklin has been selected for the one-cent stamp and the heads of Washington, Jackson and Grant for the two, four and five-cent denominations, re spectively. The general design of the new series is uniform—on the upper side and following the oval shape of the stamp is the legend, "United States Postage," instead of "U. S. Postage," as on the stamp now in use. This new series will be ready for issue about May first. The border of the one-cent adhesive stamp has been slightly modified to conform to the de isgn of the two-cent stamp. Commissioner Sparks has issued an order creating a contest board, to which all contest cases now pending or here after arising in pre-emption or public land decisions shall be referred for ex amination and decision. After action is taken by this board upon a contest case it will go to the board of review'. The court is to consist of five members selected from the several divisions of the general land office. Secretarj'iWhit ney has approved of the report. The board appointed to select sites for two new dry docks authorized by the last congress. The docks will be located at New Y'ork and Norfolk navy yards and will be built by contract on the general pfiin of'tfae Siups&ai dry dt&ks. who over is land are mit by the Bear same rock tract low this new tail less No will in been in with The grasp found ed the in in of MONTANA NEWS. Several horses were stolen from the Medicine Hat stock company last week. The crack shots of Butte have organ ized a rifle club. It begins with a mem bership of fifteen. A large barn and residence belonging to E. Butler were burned in Glendive last week, entailing a loss of $2,000. Towner Savage, a Custer county ranch man, has struck a good flow of water in his artesian well at a deptli of 515 feet. Charles Volk, driver of the Helena brewery team, was fatally injured by the team running away with him on Monday last. J. E. Cole, a prominent citizen of Hele na, in hurrying to a fire in that place, was stricken with heart disease and died on the way. It is reported that Crow Agent William son will not allow cattlemen to go on the reservation to skin such animals as strayed over there to die. Frank Smith, of Butte, was fiued $25 and costs this week for carrying concealed weapons, the same being a razor without a handle. About twenty switchmen on the Utah & Northern at Pocatello struck work last Sunday on account of having to work over hours without extra pay. The close season for wild ducks and geese in Montana is between the 15th day of May and the 10th of August, and the fine for violation of the law on the subject is from $50 to $250. meeting of women ast Wednesday to candidates for the There was a mass held in Miles City place in nomination school board. Verily the ladies of Miles City are not a slow-going lot. The Missoula county commissioners last week cut down the salaries of the under sheriff and deputy sheriff $300 pe year, the deputy clerk $400, and the clerk of the probate court $400. Ther is quite a row about it. It is risky business lending money on some kinds of Custer county real estate One man invested in a mortgage on an island in the Yellowstone and last week an ice gorge scraped that island off even with the bottom of the river. Two horse thieves qamed James Walker and Jack Moore were arrested at Poney in Beaverhead county, last Saturday while in possession of a band of forty-three horses, bearing various brands and belong ing to different ranchmen in that vicinity H Millard has erected coking ovens at the Belt creek coal mines in Choteau county and finds that the coal makes ex cellent coke. This is the second instance we believe, where coal has been found in Montana that will make coke success Lilly. The three Cheyenne ludiuus who res cued from Deputy Hood, the young buck who broke into the Rosebud office were taken to Miles City last week and turned over to the proper authorities by Two Moons and Red Sleeves, of the Indian police force. Butte City is to hold an election on April 28th next, to determine whether its residents desire an extension of the cor porate limits of the city. The proposition is to enlaige the boundaries sufficiently to comprise about double the amount of land now embraced by them. Conrad Bros., of Marysville, are in financial straits and have assigned to the Kleinschmidt Commercial company of Helena. All Montana creditors are pre ferred, and it is believed that the assets are sufficient to pay all liabilities and per mit the firm to continue business. New Northwest: Pat Casey, a well known resident of Beartown, was struck by the locomotive of a freight train, on the N. P. R. R., between Drummond and Bear Mouth, last Sunday night, and quite seriously injured. He was taken on the same train to the Missoula hospital. Larson, Keefe & Kirkendall have been awarded the contract for grading, tunnels, rock work, bridges and trestles for the Helena & Butte division of the Montana Central. It is understood that the con tract price for doing the work is very low - . There were sixty-six bids in all for this work. Butte Miner: A curious feature of the new license law is that anyone can sell exactly one gallon of any kind of liquor without a license. The provision for re tail dealers is concerning those who sell less than one gallon; that for wholesale dealers those who sell over one gallon No liquors can be disposed of in the wholesaler's premises, so that sampling will have to be done on the sidewalk or in the alley. At least this is the way the County Treasurer interprets the law. The body of a man who had evidently been dead three months was discovered in a dug out near Helena on Monday, . J ! with his throat cut from ear to ear. The right hand of deceased held in its grasp a bloody knife, and it is believed lie ; committed suicide. On his person was | 0 1 til by found a $20 gold piece and an English sovereign, and an empty envelope address ed to Davjd Jelly, Ulet, Moottwa, and morning, when, the wind having abated, they were enabled to come to shon postmarked Big Timber, October 10th, i last. No one was able to identify him. Missoula Times: Henry Turner, John Dougherty and Frank Clark, three pris oners confined in the county jail, dug under the walls of their frail prison Sat urday night and made safe their escape. The first two named were for selling whiskey to Indians, and Clark for break ing into a box car at Thompson Falls. They had been in buta short time. Prospectors have located every inch of surface ground of the mountain through which will be bored the long tunnel of the Montana Central, with the hope that the tunnel—which costs them nothing will develop mineral veins of considera ble worth. The tunnel is to be construct ed in a mineral region, and it will not be surprising if a rich strike is made before it is completed. A representative of the Pittsburgh Chi cago iron workers, named J. E. Rhodes, refused to pay the commercial travelers' license for selling goods in Helena, and was arrested on complaint of the county attorney. Rhodes will contest the legali ty of the license law under the recent de cision of tlie United States supreme court. This is to form a test case as to the license upon commercial travelers, and its result will be awaited with great interest. New North-West: Mr. Nelson Ben nett, the energetic contractor in charge of the 9,850 foot tunnel on The Northern Pacific through the Cascade Mountains, was in town last Friday, visiting his brother and family, his own now being located at Tacoma, where lie tells of flow ers in bloom and other things new and strange to mountain-ears. He is work ing the tunnel from each end and lias the C ist approach in about 2,000 feet, timber ing as he goes, through basaltic rock. They are driving each header sever feet a day, and are proportionately ahead of time on the contract to complete the tun nel by May, 1888. Harding Hung. Thomas Harding was hanged at Dillon on Friday last for the crime of murder. His charge was tliat of having killed Geo. Ferguson, a stage driver, near Glendale on the 22d of last May. Ferguson was driving the stage between Melrose and Glendale on this date, and on the seat be side him sat Thomas *S. Merchant, a trav eling man. "When about half way between the two poiuts, and in the shade of even ing, a person armed with a shotgun step ped from behind a clump of willows by the roadside and gave the order to halt, and the command not being obeyed in a second, the robber tired and Ferguson fell forward into the boot of the jerkey with a charge of buck-shot in his head. Mer chant was not hit, and at the firing of the gun the horses started on a run anil did not stop until Glendale was reached. Merchant was positive lie would know the assassin should he see him again; and 0 i Harding's arrest, identified him at once. There was an accomplice and Michael Kennedy now lies in the Dillon jail charged with being an accessory of Hard ing, the principal testimony lie ing that of Ida Bates, a former mistress of Kennedy's and a beer jerker of Butte. Ever since Harding's arrest he professed innocence, and just before leaving his cell for the scaffold he said to his counsel: Mr. Duffy, I cau only say to you what 1 have said all along, that I am innocent, was not at the murder, and know nothing of it, nor of the person or persons con cerned in it. This is tlie truth. I will go before my God at 3 o'clock this after noon and with this claim upon uiy lips to the last—that I am innocent." He walked from his cell to the scaffold without exhibiting the slightest nervous ness, and bravely met his fate. Ilis last words were, "I forgive everybody." The scaffold used consisted ot two uprights surmounted by a cap, through which were two pulleys—a 270 pound weight was on one end of the rope, while Hard ing was hanged to the other with perfect success. His neck was broken anil lie died without a struggle. An Incident of the Missouri Flood. Bismarck Tribune: A terrible night was that of Wednesday to twelve men who were caught out in the Missouri in yawl during the wind-storm. Five men were at the oars, and among the passengers were: A. Pullman, conduc tor of the Northern Pacific, and IL M. Bolfman, C. H. .Schneider and J. II. Owen, of Heron Montana. The party had come safely from Rock Ilaven un til about three-quarters of the distance had been traveled, when the terrific wind-storm struck them and took the boat from their control. The yawl danced about in the water, and was sent spinning about like a top, until it was hurled into a thicket of willows, where the men were compelled to re mam all of the night. The night was cold and raw, and the ice floated freely. Thus, not knowing what moment they would be crushed by the ice or capsized by the wind, the terrified men were compelled to hold their boat in thirty feet of water until 7 o'clock the next They were benumbed by the cold and had suffered all the agonies of a sus penso of ten hours with death facing tbem continually.