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UUWtt a VOL. 4. NO. 52. LIVINGSTON. MONTANA. SATURDAY, MAY 28.1887. PRICE 10 CENTS LIVINGSTON, GEO. H. WRIGHT, MONTANA. Publisher. SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1887. M r,.( KII'TIMN HATES— TA Y ABI.E IN ADVANCE. ,, v ,... r ................................$3 50 nth's................................... 200 Mi-s.lcnnip A. Hfnderson is authorized to re anl receipt for subscriptions to the Weekly Kstekebise at Mammoth llot Springs. ^j!SS JULIA WETZSTEIN, Teacher ok the Piano Forte System ,,er Conservatory of Music, Stuttgart, Germany. rvr- Beginners and Advanced Scholars Taucht. ,,„N A. SAVAGE, JOHN H ELDER, RAVAGE & ELDER, Lawyers and Notaries Public, ma VAGE, ELDER & THOMPSON, General Insurance Agents. _ Renresent standard companies having an aggre i t Vo( over $70,000.000 tire assets. LIVINGSTON, MONT. a llan r. joy, *■ attorney at law Xwt-trv Public, Livingston, Montana. AGen ^ ' era! Insurance business transacted. and Riverside Town Lots. Agency for N____ OBERT D. ALTON, M. D. K SriiuEON Northern Pacific H. It. Co. IN B. PERRY, LJ ' PHYSICAN AND SURGEON. LIVINGSTON, * MONTANA. Dllice m brick building east side lower Eain St. yy IJ. CAMPBELL, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. Office in the rear of Dr. Ferte's Drug Store. J^R. W. G. SEIILBREDE, DENTIST, a permanently located in Livingston First it« operations performed, and satisfaction aranteed. Office in Krieger building, Main St. A. LUCE. JOHN A I.UCE. I CE & LUCK, 1 attorneys-at-law, BOZEMAN, - - - MONTANA. -Will aitend the Courts of Park County.«^ national M M OF LIVINGSTON. WM. R. STEBBINSy President. WN1. M. WRIGHT, Vice Pres. A. L. LOVE, Cashier. H. L. BU RTON. Asst. Cashier. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: R STEBIÎINS, GEO. T. CHAMBERS, . M. WRIGHT, E. GOFGHNOUR. II MIND, C. S. HEFFERLIN, A. L. LOVE. GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. Inchangé on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. «TEREBT 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 hy the pound or in CAR LOTS. Best of care given to all Stock placed in my care. Prices Reasonable Pleasant Valley Hotel! YELLOWSTONE PARK, J. F. YANCEY, Proprietor. Attention Given to the Ac »dation of Tourist Travel. Grain ail Rood Stalin for Hon. ITE SALOON! NeRerlin Block, Main St., 1. MOORE, Proprietor. THE BEST :s, LIQUORS AND CIGARS Constantly in Stock. LWAUKEE KEG BEER always on TAP. R. C. GRIFFITH, BLACKSMITHING AND WAGON MAKING. dnds of repairin'/ done neatly and promptly to order. Special attention given to lorseshoelng and Making Stock Brando. , Lower Main Street, near Billy Miles & Bro I can live at home, and make more money I at work for us, than anything else in this world. Capital not needed; you are free. Both sexes; all ages. Any one the work. Large earnings sure from >rt. Costly outfit an terms free. Better iy. Costs you nôthing to send us your i). v, obis you nuuiiug w «■> and find out; if you are wiae you will do ice. n. Bui itt Jk Co.. Portland. Maine. BATHS ! Hot, Coll, Medicated and Snlphnr Baths AT THE TONSORIAL PARLORS —-OF — GEORGE SLATER, in Basement of the National Park Bank Building, cor. Main and Park streets. Baths can be obtained from 6a.m. to 6 p. m. of every day. SPECIAL BATH ROOM FOR LADIES. Expert Barbers are employed, and none but the best work in their line is assured patrons. NORTHERN ■ I FLjAIIjI PACIFIC ZLAIXiR-OAI) The direct line between SAINT PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, Or DULUTH, And all points in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington Territory, OREGON, British Columbia, Puget Sound and ALASKA, Express Trains Daily, to which are attached PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS AND ELEGANT DINING CARS. NO CHANGE Of CARS BETWEEN ST. PAUL and PORTLAND On any class of Tickets, EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. The onlv all rail line to the ÏELL0WST0KE PARK! Full information in regard to the Northern Pa cific lines can be obtained free by addressing CHAS. S. FEE, General Passenger Agent. St. Paul, Minr Minneapolis & St. Louis R A I L_ 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 Traies of ail lines for the f*"EAST AND SOUTHEAST!-® -..«a*»"- - The direct and only line running Through Cars between St. Paul, Minneapolis and DES MOINES, IOWA, via Albert Lea and Fort Dodge. Also "Short Line' to Watertown, D. T. SOLID THROUGH TRAINS BETWEEN MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL- ST. LOUIS and the Principal Cities of the Mississippi Val ley, connecting in Union Depot for all points south and southwest. MANY HOURS SAVED Kne ",,S£ TWO TRAINS DAILY to If ANQAC* HITY LEAVENWORTH and IWHlöRö UM_I| ATCHISON, making connections with the L nion Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe R'ye. £3^"Close connections made with all trains of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba; Northern Pacific; St. Paul and Duluth Railways, from and to all points NORTH and NORTHWEST. DPlfPlIf BUD T,le Trains of the Minneapolis & miJuimüM st. Louis Railway are composed of comfortable day coaches, magnificent Pullman our justfv celebrated PALACEDMd CAES 150 LBS. OF BAGGAGE CHECKED FREE. Fare always as Low as the Lowest! For Time Tables, Through Tickets, etc., call upon the near est Ticket Agent or write to _____ S. F. BOYD, Gen'1 Tkt. & Pass. Agt., Minneapalis, Minn. Minnesota & Northwestern R. R. Co. Chicago & St. Louis Short Line. MINNEAPOLIS ^ «T. PAUL Minnesota % jforthWestern Ramlalp * 1 n«d A Ner.tran Kenyon Y* Dodge C. I - ..te' 1 Railroad, :rp o ^CAustin NL v " mi jjbvW»tw io ° Q Connection« Independence *€ * Ar c&Tmu StiterL^T Ccn.y^m GrtencllU xo\ DES BOISES' Centre Y . ubuque town Ag Montezuma J 5ft kaloosttÆ ^Hedrick M tc«V° r orre.ton Orego* n fcorl»«"® - Keith sbur& Glenwood % PEORIA Kirk, ville V Y* Jlocon 0 .^ßllMoberl central la Wok tA £ Mexico ton J O Wo u. £ KAMS on CITY ÇpT.LGUIS 3CICER NrtCSS, ST. p»u. The onlv line 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 SL Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth, Galveston, San Frahcisco and all California points, New Orleans and Florida f A MacGREGOR. J- A. HANLEY, r- a*. «*jaa 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, n*e are prepared to greet all our old friends and ïs many new ones as will favor ns with a call. The Best Brands of Wines, MflJ£? rs and Cigars Constantly on hand. t nriwnSTON uiTW 8TBH1ÎT F OR SALE.—Five-room Cottage corner of Calendar and Second streets. Enquire of L. It. McGugin or A. R. Joy. R EGULAR CONVOCATION of Livingston Chapter, No. 7, Royal Arch Masons, every Thursday evening. A1ÎR. A. M. in good stand ing are invited. W. C. FOWLER, II. P. 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. B ULLS FOR SALE.—We have some goo young Bulls—Hereford and Shorthorns—for sale. DABNEY CATTLE CO., Shields River, M. T. P. O. Address: Livingston, M. T. 48-tf 1 7STRAY NOTICE.—Came into my enclosure li at Muir, Montana, about the 16th of April, ore bay horse, with diamond brand on left hip, weight 950 ponnds. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take the animal away. 48* JAKE INGERSOLL. 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. E. II. TALCOTT, K. of R. and S. Yellowstone Lodge No. 10, Livingston, M. T. T HE THOROUGHBRED imported Hol stein-Freisian Bull, Cesar, will he at Mission creek from this time for the accommodation of parties desiring to improve their stock. For fur ther particulars enquire of J. C. Beaty, or Work & Lock. N OTICE.—I respectfully request every em ployed teacher in any pubiic school of Park county to have his or her certificate registered. 2w-50 BRUNETTE BALLINGER, Co. Supt. Livingston, M. T. A HOUSE TO LET.—A ten roomed house, with good cellar, stabling and pump-house. Plastered. Rent $15 monthly. Close to the Congregational church. Apply to D. J. Kennel ly, Livingston, Mont. 50-2t STRAY.—Came to my ranch on Little Tim J her, May 5th, one small dark iron gray Pony, cellar and saudle-marked, a hair brand H on left shoulder, anchor on right hip. Owner will please call, prove property, pay charges, and take the same away. J. W. BAILEY. F 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. N OTICE TO STOCKMEN —To arrive this week : three carloads of Thoroughbred Short horn and Hereford 2 and 3 year old Bulls and Heifers, all pedigieed cattle, direct from Mr. .1 entry's Big Thoroughbred Stock Farm, Missouri River. Cattle will be held at Billy Miles stahies for sale for two or three davs, then at King Bros.' Ranch, MATTHEW J. McGINNIS, 49-4t Superintendent. ilAliru to be made. Cut this out and re |Y|IJNrT turn to ns, and we will send you ■*' MH» I free, something of great value and importance to you, that will start you in business which will bring yon in more money right away than anything else in this world. Any one can do the work and live at home. Either sex: all ages. Something new, that just coins money for all workers. We will start yon; capital not needed. This is one of the genuine, important chances of a lifetime. Those who are ambitious and enterprising will not delay. Grand outfit free. Address True & Co., Augusta, Maine. N OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.—Land of fice at Bozeman, M. T., April 18th, 1887. Notice 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 he made before the Register and Re ceiver at Bozeman, M. T., on May30th, 1887, viz: H. E. No. 742 of Thomas C. Burns, of Big Tim ber, for the*NE'i $W*i,NWÎ 4 SE^and Ei-» SEJ4 section 10, T. 1, N. R. 14 E. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz: William R. Bramble, of Big Tim ber, M. T. : Charles P. Blakely, of Bozeman, M. T. ; Newton Budd, of Big Timber, M. T. ; Berry Dunham, of Big Timber, M. T. GEO. W. MONROE, Register. First published April 23. A LIAS SUMMONS.—In the Justice's Court of Livingston township, of the County of Park, Territory of Montana. Mary E. Boughton, plaintiff, vs. C. J. Cornell, defendant. The People of the Territory of Montana, send greeting to C. J. Cornell, defendant: You are hereby summoned to appear before me, at my office in Livingston, in the county of Park, with in ten days after the service of this summons up on you by publication thereof, in an action brought against you by said nlaintiff to answ er the com plaint or the above-named plaintiff. Said action is brought to recover the sum of thirty-two dol lars, being for hoard furnished you at your re quest between the 24th day of February and the 20th day of April, in the year 1887, or judgmant will be taken against you for the said amount, to gether with costs of this suit if you fail to appear and answer. Given under my hand this 28th day of May, 1887. WM. H. REDF1ELD, A Justice of the Peace for said Township, [first published May 28, 1887.] N otice of forfeiture.—C ooke, Gai latin Co. Montana, March 4th, 1887. To Frank Stone, Sam'l Morse, D. McCormick - You are hereby notified that I have expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements on the "Maggie' 1 quartz lode mining claim in lfl86. 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 year ending December 31, 1886. Said labor and iin piovements being recorded in the district record er's office in Cooke, and if within ninety days after the publication of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute ywur proportion of such ex pends ures as co-owner, your interest in said claim will become the property of the subscriber under said section 2324. C. M. BERR1CK. Settlement to be made at Judge Potter's office Cooke, M. T. [First pub. March 12th. j _ S UMMONS.—In the Justice's Court, Township of Livingston, County of Park, and Territory of Montana, before Win. H. Redfield, Justice of the Peace. Carver Mercantile Company, plain tiff, against C. J. Cornell, whose true Christian name is to plaintiff unknown, defendant. The People of the Territory of Montana send greeting to C. J. Cornell, the above named de fendant: You are hereby summoned to appear at mv office, in the Township of Livingston, County of Park and Territory of Montana, on the 10th dav of June, 1887, at 10 o'clock a. m., and answer the claim on tile in action to recover of you the sum of eighteen and 89-100 dollars, alleged to be due plaintiff from you for goods, wares and mer chandise sold and delivered to yon hy plaintiff at Livingston aforesaid during the months oi March and April, 1887, at your special instance and re quest, and for costs of .suit. And you are hereby notified that if you fail t<> appear and answer said complaint as above required the said plaintiff will take a judgment by default against you, for the sum of $18.89 and costs of suit. Given under my hand this 4th day of May, 1887. WM. H. REDFIELD, Justice of the Peace. Allan R. Joy. Att'y for Plaintiff. [first published May 2,1887.] A LIAS SUMMONS.—In the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Park, and attached to the County of Gallatin for Judicial purposes. . „ Lvdia A. Downen, plaintiff, against Benjamin F. Downen, defendant. Action brought in the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Park and attached to the County of Gallatin for judicial purposes, 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 Benjamin F. Downen, the above named defendant : You are hereby required to apoear in an action brought against you by the above-named plaintiff in the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Mon tana, in and for the said County of Park, and at tached to the County of Gallatin for judicial pur poses, and to answer the Complaint filed therein, within ten days (exclusive 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, but in this district, then within twenty days; otherwise within forty days—or judgment bv default will be taken against you, according to the prayer of said complaint. The said action is brought to dissolve the bonds of matrimony now existing betweer the said plaintiff and the said defendant, and for the care, cuf tody and control of the minor children, Ralph W. Downen and Katherine Downen, and for such other and fur ther relief as may be equitable and the Court may see fit to grant, as will more fully appear bv ref erence to the complaint on file herein. And yon are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer the said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief as prayed for in her complaint. Given under my hand and the seal of the Dis trict Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said county of Gallatin, this 25th day of May, in the year of onr Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven R. H. NORTON, Clerk. Bv R. II Cbawford. Deputy Clerk. Savage & Elder, Att'ys for plaintiff. [first published May 28, 1887.] NEWS OF THE WEEK. It is currently reported that the widow of the late Alexander Mitchell will con test his will. By the burning of an opera house in Paris, Wednesday night, two hundred lives were lost. Ex-Secretary Manning, now in Europe, will sail for home June 1st. His health is much improved. A fire destroyed the business portion of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Saturday night, entailing a loss of $100,000. Another attempt was made on the czar's life this week by a student, who fired at him while riding in his carriage. Treasurer Hyatt, Jordan's successor, qualified Tuesday morning and assumed the duties of the treasury department. Forrest fires have been prevalent in Michigan of late and millions of dollars worth of timber have been destroyed. The South End Belt street car stables in New York were destroyed by fire on Thursday, together with 160 horses and a large number of cars. Sarah Field, of Delaware, Indian terri tory, has been sentenced to be hanged August 12, for the murder of her daught er's illegitimate child. It is understood that the sentence of dismissal awaits Lieutenant J. H. G. Wil cox, Troop A, Seventh cavalry, recently court-marthled at Fort Snelling, on a charge of duplicating his pay accounts, and absence from duty without leave. A man was arrested in Austin, Texas, Monday night, suspected of being one of the McNeil train robbers. It is reported he has made some startling disclosures which will involve well known men and implicate at least one officer as having planned and engineered the whole affair from the beginning. A sleeper on the Denver & Bio Grande Salt Lake express was derailed nearSalida on the 20th. Grace Leslie, leading lady of Kate Castleton's troupe, was instantly killed. Dr. George Goffcy received a severe scalp wound. The Pullman con ductor was hurt on the head and hip. The wounded were taken to the company's hospital at Salida. Nelson M. Sparks, a brother of U. S. Land Commissioner Sparks and very like him, being also a crank, attempted suicide a few days ago at his home in Litchfield, 111., by sitting on the track of the St. Louis & Chicago railroad, in front of an ap proaching engine. He has a grievance against the road on account ot the track passing right by bis residence, and he re ceived no compensation therefor, and it-is supposed that this weighed on his mind until he become deranged. Fortunately lie was discovered in time and removed from the track. Reports from the regions in Mexico re cently devastated by earthquake shocks are appalling. At Bapispe sixty persons were killed and many wounded beyond hope of recovery. Between 3 p. m. and 1 a. m. of the day following there were eighteen shocks. Bodies are still being dug out and it is thought the number killed will reach one hundred and fifty. A letter from Janes declares the existence of an extensive volcano and says : "The smoke is so dense that it cuts off the sun's rays. Many testify that when the earth quake occurred they saw large boulders shoot up into the air and that flames burst forth from the summit of the mountain, setting fire to the forest.'' Progress of the Manitoba. The end of the track on the Manitoba reached and passed the boom town of Little Muddy this week. An informant of the Helena Independent says : Work is being pushed at the rate of five miles of tracklaying per day, of eleven hours work. More hours will he worked as the days get a little longer, and two shifts may be employed. Business goes along like clock-work. Four thousand teams are strung along the grade and 350 are employed in hauling ties and bridge tim bers to the front. Water tanks are built at distances of ten miles ahead of the end of the track, and six heavy locomotives at the front have double tanks, so that there will be no delay in getting water. Thir ty-two spikers are employed constantly and six cars dropping rails. Trains are moving to the front constantly. The boarding houses and company stores are all on wheels. Low' wages are paid and pav day comes only once in two months. An excellent class of men, teams and general outfit are employed and there is very little rowdyism or general demorali zation such as generally attends a large construction force. Work is pushed in every way. A section contractor is given so mach time m which to do his work and if it is not finished m the allotted time the construction company put men and teams on the job and finishes it up quickly, charging the expens« to the con tractor. Push, push, push, is the con stant order and nothing is spared to car ry out the policy. Money is scarce, and it is not a very enticing country for any one who docs not care to engage m real hard work. MONTANA NEWS. The Philipsburg Mail lias been enlarg ed and improved until it is now a very creditable sheet. Two young bloods of Billings will in a few days embark at that place, in a six teen foot skiff for New Orleans. James Connelly, employed in the Nile mine at Butte, fell down a shaft 90 feet a few days ago, sustaining only slight inju ries. Glendive is losing many of its best citi zens this spring. There is a general exo dus from there to Little Muddy, on the Manitoba. T. C. Harrington, employed in the Gloster mine near Helena, was instantly killed a few days since by falling down an ore Schute. Medicine Glass, a Crow Indian, was convicted of cattle stealing at Billings this week and will be sentenced to the penitentiary lor a short term. The body of Zimmerman, the ferryman at Mida on the Missouri, who was drown ed about two weeks ago, was recovered near Great Falls last week. Dr. Holloway, territorial veterinarian, killed two herses at Miles City last week, which were affected with glanders. The animals belonged to Phil York. Articles of incorporation of the Butte street railway company have been filed in the office of Secretary Webb. The capital is $250,000, in shares of $100 each. Editor Lawrence of the Rising Sun, Sun River, has sold out all of his right, title and interest in that newsy little paper to Mr. S. M. Corson, and will immediate ly depart from Montana. Majarie Granier, a "rounder" of Deer Lodge, was sentenced at that city last w r eek to seven and a half years for robbery. He stole a watch and other valuables from the person of Alex A. Rankin last June. ABlackfoot special says the jury in the trial of Frank Williams for the killing of Charles Reed and Captain Winn at Cari boo on the 17th of last December brought in a verdict of murder in the first degree. The president has issued an order changing and consolidating a number of internal revenue districts throughout the country. One important change is that the territory of Utah is added to the dis trict of Montana. Stockgrowers Journal : Mr. Folav, who is at present in charge of the Northern Pacific Refrigerator works at Medora, Da kota, says the works will start up about July 1st, and expect to slaughter 20,000 head of beeves the present season. The foundations of the high trestle one half mile east of the Matt mine near Meadervillc leading to the Anaconda, were washed out on Thursday night by a flood of water from the heavy rains rushing down the bod of the dry gulch which it spans. A number of tramps approached a yard man named Tracy at Anaconda last Sun day, and asked him to yield up a dollar as they were hungry and wanted to eat. Tracey refused, whereupon one of the tramps drew a knife and cut an ugly gash on Tracey's face. W. D. Knight, of the Yellowstone Jour nal, while in St. Paul a few days ago was interviewed concerning stock interests and was dubbed by the reporter as the "Mon tana cattle king." There is nothing small about Knight, even though he be an im pecunious newspaper man. Certificates on the First National Bank of Billings for $4,000 each, numbered 5,108 and 5,134, payable to Jean Dehe donville and R. Yion, were stolen by the stage driver on the line from Meteetsee to Billings. The diiver has skipped, also taking with him funds of the stage com pany. The body of an unknown person was found last week seven miles below Mel rose, which had evidently lain where found for four months. A recent fire which had passed over the ground where the body was found had badly burned one hand and the face. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of "death from expos ure and destitution." Big Horn Sentinel : The Murphy Cattle company will spay 3,000 head of calves this season. This practice will also be carried out by other large companies ot this section this season in view of keeping the number in herds to a limit in years to come. Overstocking the range is what cattlemen should guard against and the idea of spaying is a sensible one. A fire which originated in Smith's sa loon at Butte, Saturday night, was very destructive. The Keystone hotel, Pioneer hotel, W. T. Shirley's grocery store, the postoffice, a candy store, Smith & Beck's general merchandise store and Martin's saloon were entirely destroyed, buildings and contents, with the exception of a small lot of grqperies taken from Shirley's. Bennett Brothers lost 2,000 sacks of oats. The fire company was unable to cope with the flames for want of water, and the fire finally burned out after having consumed all the buildings in the block. Loss, $75, 000; insurance, $46,000. Park Notes. Col. E. Laincrtiue is trimming up the read between Mammoth Hot Springs and Gardiner. He has a good working force and the tents that are occupied by the workmen are pitched near the Boiling River, giving the place a military appear ance. He will expend considerable labor on the road leading to Yancey's, up the east Gardiner. That is a much needed improvement, and will uot only be of ser vice to tourists who cross over Mount Washburn to Pleasant Valley hotel, but will be of great benefit to those who have occasion to visit Cooke City, and will fa cilitate the mail service to that important mining camp. Mr. Andrew Todd lias been left in charge of some important improvements by Mr. E. C. Waters, general manager of the Park association hotels. He is re-, moving all the dead and blackened stumps and sage brush in front of the large hotel. He will also construct a circular race course, or iather a carriage way, of over half a mile on that beautiful hotel plateau. He also intends to enclose all the chasms and geyser pits, so that a stranger may walk at night over the plateau without running the risk of dropping into an open cave, the bottom of some of which has never yet been reached hy any cave ex plorer. The Cottage hotel is making rapid pro gress toward completion under the efficient supervision of William Doughty, and the able support of David Stratton, Wm. North and C. H. Stuart. Supervisor Lamertine said he never saw a better show ot work by so small a force as that at the Cottage hotel. Wm. Lindstrom is do ing the fine art work in the way of paint ing. Yellow and green are the colors, and it is hoped that Orangeman and Fe nian will fraternize, and see in the "Grand Old Man" and the bold young Parnell the end of a foolish feud that enabled the British lion to prey upon both contestants. A telephone message from Mr. Blake at Upper Geyser Basin states that the Giant geyser had not erupted since September until May 21st, when it made a most magnificent [display for over two hours, filling up the Firehole river and erupting all the geyser chambers as far south as the Beehive. The only geyser that was not handicapped by the Giant was Old Faithful. She kept up her hourly erup tions with as much regularity as ever. X. Trouble Ahead for the Rocky Forks Com pany. A Washington special says: "The pres ident has directed that the consent of the Indians on the Crow reservation in Mon tana for the right of way granted by the last congress to the Rocky Fork & Cooke City railroad company shall be obtained from the Indians in council assembled." We have been informed on reasonably good authority that Billings influence is being brought to bear among the Indians to persuade them not to consent to the right of way for the Rocky Forks road. One story is to the effect that Crow Davis and other influential squaw men have been employed for this purpose. Billings seems to be "forninst" the Rocky Fork company ami will buck it to the bitter eud. While this influence may tempora rily delay the construction of the road to the coal mines, all it can do will not have the effect to defeat the right of way grant ed by congress. The only motive the peo ple ot Billings can have in opposing this company is that of jealousy, because of their own pet bill for a right over practi cally the same route liaviug been defeated by preference being given to the Rocky Forks company. The former right of way would have diverged from the maiu line of the Northern Pacific at Billings, where as the Rocky Forks right of way diverges from Laurel, twelve miles this side. Farmer's Association. The Farmer's meeting, advertised to be held last Saturday, convened at the Bank of Livingston at 1:30 p. m., was called to order and had the object briefly stated. On motion and second R. Livingston was called to the chair, and C. P. Mur ray requested to act as secretary. An en rollment was made after which, and pre paratory to permanent organization the chairman, by request, explained more at length the object and plans of the mov ers. Several others at once enrolled. A permanent organization was then effected by electing by unanimous votes R. Liv ingston, president, and Mr. Frank Bender, secretary. The president was requested to draft a constitution and by-laws to be presented at the next meeting to be held Saturday, June 5th, at the same place at 1 o'clock p. in., when the organization will be perfected. Farmers of Park county, please meet us at that time and act as you may think right and proper. We are pleased with our prospects. * R. Livinoston. Another Texan Train Robbery. Waco, Texas, special, 20th : The fol lowing particulars of the train robbery on tbe'International & Great Northern rail road, at McNeil station, have been learn ed : Twelve mounted men did the work and they went at it with so much system and their plans worked so well that they secured a large amount of money from the Pacific express company. A passen ger on the train says: When the train pulled up at McNeil station it was found that the agent and two gentlemen were in charge of the robbers, who were well mounted and armed. The robbers had rolled a log in front of the engine, and the engineer and fireman were guarded by some of them while others proceeded to fire into the top of the cars. The passengers were told that if they kept quiet they would not be molested. One passenger was shot in the hand and a brakeman named White had his cheek grazed by a bullet. The Express agent refused to open the express car and the robbers broke open the car door and knocked the expressman down. The amount of money obtained is variously estimated at from $21,000 to $55,000. After the robbers had secured their "boodle" they told the train men to roll the log off the track and they could go. After robbing the train they mounted their horses and rode away. The train was delayed only about a half an hour. Railroad Notes. The Canadian Pacific will spend $2, 000,000 in the mountains this year in widening the rock cuttings and the erec tion of snow sheds. It is reported that on or about the 1st prox., both the Manitoba and Northern Pacific will put on new merchandise rates between the twin cities and points west, the reduction on the present rates being about 20 per cent. The Secretary of the Interior has ap proved the appraisement of the right of way of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Mani toba railway through that portion of the Blackfoot Indian reservation in Montana under the jurisdiction of Fort Belknap agency. The lands in question aggre gate 2,586 acres and are valued at $1,293. The distance covered is 132 miles. It is reported that Colonel W. P. Clough, counsel for the Northern Pacific, and one of the the ablest railroad attorneys in the country, has severed his connection with that road with the intention ol ac cepting a position in the administrative department of the Manitoba road. Au thoritatively it is stated tha the will leave the employ of the Northern Pacific not later than July 1st. Two vessels laden with steel rails ar rived at the Northern Pacific docks in Duluth a few days ago. One of them brought in 1,600 tons and the other 1,200 tons. The two caigoes, equal to 186 car loads, and enough to lay twenty-five miles of road, arc only a first consignment of the immense amount the Northern Pacific will lay this season in Dakota, Montana and west of the mountains. Tlie Montana Union is said to be straightening its track in Silver Bow can yon by running tangents till they strike one wall or the other. This has the ef fect of making a zigzag track all along the canyon, so that it would be impossi ble for another road to parallel it The Montanan Central people who must run their track through tins canyon, are in clined to believe that this policy of straightening the Montana Union is de signed to embarrass them. Washington special: The Pacific coast steamship company, operating be tween San Francisco and Port Moody, B. C., recently applied to the treasury de partment for permission to bond as com mon carriers for the transportation of du tiable goods and merchandise passing from one point to another in the United States. The route proposed is by steamer from Sau Francisco to Port Moody, thence over the Canadian Pacific railroad and connections to New York, Boston, Chica go, and other American ports. The ac tion has been approved by Secretary Fair child and instructions sent to the collector of customs at San Francisco to permit the execution of the usual bond. The Pa cific coast steamship company will be re sponsible for all goods transported under bond over the entire route in Canada and the United States. An agent of the tieasury department will be stationed at Port Moody to supervise the trans-ship ment of goods Irom the steamer to the cars, and vice versa. This will make the competing transcontinental route not sub ject to the interstate law. Should Have Been Hung 1 , Dennis Manton was convicted of mur der in the second degree at Deer Lodge this week and sentenced to twenty years in the penitentiary. The Butte Inter Mountain, speaking of the crime, sàys : The murder for which Manton was tried took place last winter and was reported at the time. Manton and his wife lived about two miles aud a half from Drum mond. They went to town together and got pretty drunk, and on the return trip Manton left his wife lying on the ice over a small stream that they had to pass, she being too drunk to help herself. jÉIe went back the next morning, hitched a horse to her and dragged her home. She died the next day. Manton is an ex-convict, and was released from the penitentiary chiefly by the efforts of file wife whom he thus cruelly allowed to die. The President, his wife and Col. Lnmont are rusticating in the Adirondacks this week.