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If WXMUM til tXf Uri /Ca t 'T s ra#\ a rs LIVINGSTON. MONTANA. SATURDAY, JUNE 18,1887. 3. 5. NO. VOI PRICE 10 CENTS XniMSton $T&tx$xxu MONTANA. Publisher. LIVINGSTON, GEO. H. WEIGHT, SATURDAY. JUNE 18, 1887. >rus( uirrros hates—payable in advance. I,., year........ $3 90 i x months................................... 1 SO hr.-e months................................ 1 00 in jh* copies................................. 10 ^ M. MOORE, COUNTY SURVEY Oil. s I Practical Mining Expert. Special attention 1 '> examination of, and reporting upon,Coal "Mince sud Coal Lands. ^ :L1A WETZSTEIN, Teacher of the Piano Fobte System ncr Conservatory of Music, Stuttgart, Germany. fgr Beginners and Advanced Scholars Taught. 8 IIN A. SAVAGE, SAVAGE & ELDER, JOHN U ELDEH, Lawyers and Notaries Pcblic. RAVAGE. ELDER & THOMPSON, General Insurance Agents. I!, present standard companies having an aggre , it> , ,,f over ^70,(XKUKK) lire assets. LIVINGSTON, MONT. A' I,AN R. JOY, attorney at law .ml Notar\ Public, Livingston, Montana. AGi ' eral Insurance business transacted. A en< v for N P. and Riverside Town Lots. Oft. K. D. ALTON. HR- H - CAMPBELL. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. OlVce in the National Park Bank building, corner Main and D Park streets. H. W. t\ SEIILBREDE, DENTIST, First iction 'in Krieger building, Main St. has permanently located in Livingston class operations performed, and satisfaction guaranteed. Offic L' , utE JOHN A 1.1CE. UCK & LUCE, ATTORNEYS AT-LAW. BOZEMAN, - - - MONTANA, jy Will artend the Courts of Park County. National Part OF LIVINGSTON. WM. R. STEBBINS, President. WM. M. WRIGHT, Vice Pres. A. L. LOVE, Cashier. H. L. BURTON. Asst.Cashier. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: It. STEBBINS, M. WRIGHT, H. II. MUND, GEO. T. CHAMBERS, E. GOUGHNOUR. C. S. HEFFERLIN, A. L. LOVE. iENEUAL HANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. Exchange on all the princip United States and E Interest Allowed on :>al cities of the urope. 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 gly«i to all Stock placed in my care. Prices Reasonable Pleasant Valley Hotel! YELLOWSTONE PARK. J. F. YANCEY, Proprietor. Special Attention Clven to the Ac commodation of Tourist Travel. Hay, Grain and Good Stall for Horses. ELITE SALOON! Heferlin Block. Main St., S. M. MOORE, Proprietor. THE BEST WINES, .UQUORS AND CIGARS Constantly in Stock. MILWAUKEE KEG BEER always on tap. EL. c. GRIFFITH, BLACKSMITHING AND WACON MAKING. All kinds of repairing done neatly and promptly to order. Special attention çiven to Nmeshoeing aad Making Slock Brand*. OS hop, Lower Main Street, near Billy Miles & Bro. N. IMO, Barber and Hair Dresser, Hefferlin Blocx, Main Street. THE MOST EXPERT WORKMEN EMPLOYED, 1 HATH BOOMS IN CONNECTION. BATHS ! Hot, Cold, Medicated and Snipbnr Battis AT THE TONSORIAL PARLORS — OF — GEORGE SLATER, in Basement of the National Park Bank Bmldin cor. Main and Park streets. Baths can be obtained from 0 a. m. to 9 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. MORTHERN PACIFIC II RAILiROAD 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 OARS BETWEEN ST. PAUL and PORTLAND On any class of Tickets, EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE The only all rail line to the ïellowstojne 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 Trains of all lines for the tä^EAST AND SOUTHEAST!-^ The direct and only line running Through Cars between St.' Paul, Minneapolis and DES MOUSES, IOWA, via Albert Lea and Fort Dodge. Line" to Watertown, D Also 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 eolith and southwest, MANY HOURS SAVED SMlSSJ TWO TRAINS DAILY to If ANC AC PITY LEAVENWORTH and hHIlOHO Ul I I f ATCHISON, making connections with the Union Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe R'ys. g^'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, nnirpif npn The Trains of the Minneapolis & nnmriffl Onn St. Louis Railway are composed of comfortable day coaches, magnificent Pullman our justly celebrated PALACE DINING CARS ISO 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'l Tkt. & Pass. Agt., Minneapalis, Minn. Minnesota & Northwestern R. R. Co. Chicago & St. Louis Short Une. MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL JVEinnesota * Northwestern Ranuolp» Red 4 lîcfutran Kenyan r* Dodge C. _ .«field Railroad, ^BAuetm O O Connections. Mona H*n}7 I#. Jo* <S> Mm ** Çn^watcrloo n r^^^yladepend / Ar 9to VO ubuque larnhanra - town ^ Montetnma IffikalooM i^k^Bedriek i State Gen. oirestoa Oregon i fcoctictt 0. GrjBDcllW o\ DES HOIK® 8 Centre V Kclthsbur« V Glenwood % PEORIA Klrkmlle V Pi Macon 0. n KAMSA|> CITY ^ Oil T.LOUIS MESS, ST The onlv line in the Northwest running Pullman's 1 hi kg ANT BUFFET SLEEPERS and com bination SLEEPING and CHAIR CARS. Popular Route to Chicago and the East, Short Line to St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, 'tebison, Leavenworth .«feston, banM cmw and alTcalif ornia points, New Orleans and Florida J. A. HANLEY, Traffic Manager, St. Paul, Minn. J. A. MacGBEGOB. Trav. Ft. and Pass. Agt. THE OASIS! JOHN A. LISK, Prop. Haring just completed our new building on Main Street, and furnishea the sauia jvjth e\ery thing appertaining to a first class bar, we are prepared to greet all our old friends and as many new ones as wiU favor us with a call. T«1* Best Brands of Wines, Liquors T and cTgarp Constantly on hand. MAIN LIVINGSTON . L ITHOGRAPH pictures of Livingston for sale at this office at 25cents each: out nr» in AJ sale at this office at 25 cents each; put up in rollers and mailed to any address lor 50 cents each. Enterprise, Livingston. R EGULAR CONVOCATION of Livingston Chapter, No. 7, Royal Arch Masons, every Thursday evening. A11R.A. M.in good stand ing are invited. W. C, FOWLER, H. P. I OST. —Between Riverside addition and Main J street, black onyx ring set with pearls. of Finder will be suitably rewarded by delivering the same at this office. l-4t S TRAYED.—Large bay gelding, branded on left shoulder. Any information lead- NS ing to his recovery will he suitably rewarded. 1-lt* GEO P. URNER, Melville, M. T. K OF P.—Meets every Friday evening i • 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. riUIK THOKOUGHRKED imported IIol A. etein-Freisian Bull, Cesar, will be at Mission creek from this time for the accommodation of parties desiring to improve their stock. For fur ther particulars enquire of J. C. Beatv, or Work & Lock. I jVSTRAY.—Came to my ranch on Little Tim J her, May 5th, one small dark iron gray Pony, cellar and saddle-marked, a hair brand if on left shoulder, anchor on right hip. Owner will please call, prove property, pay charges, and take the same away. ' J. w. BAILEY. N OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.—Land Of fice at Bozeman, M. T., June 1st, 1887. No reby given that the following-named s filed notice of his intention to make tice is lisreb. settler has final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will he made before Register and Receiver at Bozeman, on July Kith, 1S87. viz: Thomas Craig, Pre-emption D. S. No. 677 for the NE'i Sec. 28, Township 2, south of Range 8 East. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz: Nathaniel Davenport, of Livingston, M. T.: George Barbour, of Livingston, M. T. ; Adam Slee, of Livingston, M. T.; Edward Murpliv, of Timberline, M. T. GEO. W. MONROE, Register. [Fir6t published June 4, 1887. | A LIAS SUMMONS.—In the Justice's Court of Livingston township, of the County of Park, Territory of Montana. Mary E. Boughton, plaintiff, ve. 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 olaintiff to answ'er the com plaint of the above-named plaintiff. Said action is brought to recover the sum of thirty-two dol lars, being for board furnished you at your re quest. between the 24th day of February and the 20th day of April, in the rear 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 mv hand this 28th davof May, 1887. WM. II. REDFIELD, A Justice of the Peace for said Township. _ [first published May 28, 1887.] _ N otice of fokfeiture.-To c. p. Saxton, Ea. F. Ferris, David G. Sllliman, D. G. Silliman, Samuel Jack6on, Thomas Ackles and John N. Shoolbred, you are hereby notified that I have expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon that certain quartz mining claim, a location known as the "Chip munk,'' which is situated on the westerly slope of Sheep mountain, in the New World Mining District, Park County, (formerly Gallatin Connty) Montana Territory, as will appear by certificate of work filed for record and recorded with the recorder of said mining district, in or der to hold said mining claim under the provis ions of section 2,324, Revised Statutes of the United States and the acts amendatory thereof, being the amount required to hold said premi ses f or the year ending December 31st, 1886. Said work and improvements were made by me as aforesaid during the year 1886, and if within ninety days after this notice by publication, yon fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditure as a co-owner, your interest in said claim will become the property of the subscriber under said section 2324. Dated June 4th, 1887. J. A. SAVAGE. _ I First publication June 4t h, 1887.J A LIAS SUMMONS.-In the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana. îq and for the County of Park, and attached to the County of Gallatin for Judicial purposes. Lydia 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 apnear 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 by default will lie taken against you, according to the prayer of said complaint. The said action is brought to dissolve the bonds of matrimony now existing between the said plaintiff and the said defendant, and for the care, custody 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 you 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 our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven. R. H. NORTON, Clerk. By R. H Crawford. Deputy Clerk. age & Elder, Att'ys for plaintiff.' [first published May 28, 1887.J S' UMMONS.—In the District Court, of the First . J Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Gallatin, and for Park County, attached to Gallatin County for judicial purposes. Nathan Strasburger, Herman S. Strasbnrger and Leah Strasburuer, Infants, by William A. lines, their guardian, and Charles W. Hoffman, Lew is Sperlinir, Elias Sperling, Levantia Pease and Delia lines, plaintiffs, against Samuel A. Beecher, defendant. Action brought in the Dis trict Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the Connty of Grllatin, and for Park county' attached to Galla tin county for judicial purposes, and the com plaint filed in the said County of Gallatin, in the office of the Clerk of said District Court. The People of the Territory of Montana send reefing to Samuel A. Beechei, the above-named efendant: You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against yon by the above named plaintiffs, fn the District Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said Connty of Gallatin, and for Park county attached to Gallatin county fir judicial purposes, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days (exclusive of the day of service) after the service on you ef this summons—if served within this county ; or if served out of this county, but in this district, then within twenty days ; otherwise ithin forty days—or judgment by default will be taken against you, ac cording to the prayer of said com ilaint. The said action is brought to require the efendant to set forth the nature, etc..of his claim to a certain piece of mineral land and mining claim, knoy n as the Lake Superior Quartz Lode Mining Clajm, situate in the New World Mining District, in said Park County, Mon tana Territory, alleged to be owned by and in the possession of the plaintiffs and particularly described in the complaint on file m the said court in Gallatin County, and also to obtain a decree of said Court determining all adverse claims of said defend ant to eaid land or mining claim, and declaring and adjudging that the defendant has no estate, interest or lawful claim in or to the same, and adjudging and decreeing the title of the paintiffs thereto to be good and valid as against all the world, except the paramount title of the United States, and that the plaintiffs are the owners and entitled to the possession of all of said described land and mining claim, and by such decree, to have the defendant forever enjoined and debarred from asserting any claim thereto, adverse to the plaintiffs or any of them, and also that the right of Possession of said land as between the plain tiffs and defendant, be fully determined and by such decree adjudged in the plaintiffs, and to ob tain other proper relief, and for all costs of the plaintiffs, as wul 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 required,the said plaintiffs will apply to the court for the ralifif demanded in the complaint. Given udder my hand and the Beal of the Dis trict Court of the First Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the said county of Gallatin, this 19th day of May, in the vear of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven. §-4t R- H. NORTON. Clerk. By R. H. Cràvtobd, Deputy Clerk. NEWS OF THE WEEK. The contract for building an addition to the territorial insane asylum at James town, Dak., was awarded at $88,552. Twenty-three pupils graduated from Carlisle Indian training school last week They are mostly all f>i the Sioux tribe. A drop in coffee on the New York ex change tins week caused the failure of three firms, one of them for over a million dollars. Two Indians became involved in a fight over a fish trap at Spokane Falls last Sun day, and during the row one was fatally stabbed. Jas. F. Buffom, one of the last of the band of abolitionists led by Garrison and Phillips, died at his home in Lynn, Mass last Sunday evening. A mammoth hotel is being built in Denver at a cost of $1,229,000. It is being constructed upon a triangular piece of ground with a 293 foot front. Saturday night last five men were killed and many wounded by the explo sion of a dynamite cartridge in the In man mines at Chattanooga, Tenn. Geo. Connor, an opium smuggler, was arrested at Oakland, Cal., Wednesday With him the officers captured 1,930 pounds of opium, worth something over $3,000. Information is received in London that during jubilee week dynamiters have ar ranged to commit a series of outrages. All suspected parties are being closely watched. The authorities of Hudson county, The authorities of Hudson county, New Jersey, have taken steps to bring to punishment Herr Most and a number of his followers for complicity in a not at Oak Hill on Sunday last. The wholesale liquor dealers in session at Louisville endorsed the action of the distillers in their compact, by which they are pledged not to make any whisky from July 1, 1887, to July, 1888. The citizens of Denver lately purchased at a cost of $150,000, a large tract of land near that city for a new military post to be established there and conveyed the same to the government for that pur pose. News has been received here that on Sunday afternoon Charabons Vaques was killed in Canon del Oro by Indians There is no doubt but what the Indians are still in the Catalina mountains near Bochman's station. Carlisle D. Graham, who went througi the Niagara whirlpool rapids in a barrel, will to-morrow 7 afternoon repeat the per formance, but instead of being inside he will be strapped by his feet and hands to the outside of a barrel. A number of train agents who were ar rested for complicity in the Pan Handle railroad robberies have been taken back by the company. They have shown a disposition to do what is right and the officers are inclined to give them a trial. Lieut. Johnson's command surprised the murderous Bfend of Apaches on the Rincon mountains at noon Saturday, cap turing their horses and baggage. The Indians arc scattered among the rocks and evidently will try to make their way back to San Carlos. It is believed that the hostiles aro practically helpless in their present shape. The troops are still in sharp pursuit. Seven shocks of earthquake occurred at Vernome, in Turkestan. The town was almost entirely destroyed. One hundred and twenty-five persons were killed and 125 injured. Among the latter is Gener al Anede, governor of the province of Se meretchinsk. The shocks still continue to be felt at intervals. The inhabitants of the town are panic-stricken, and have fled for safety to the open country. Messrs. Wright and Andrews, of the Northwestern Indian commission, is in Washington, and the former is engaged in preparing his report to the secretary of the interior. The report will probably be ready in a few days, and will then proba bly be given to the public. " It is like ly," Commissioner Atkins says, "to be the most important report upon the North western tribes that has been issued for years." Levi Backus and G. Stoddard, neighbor farmers near Vienna, Columbia county, Ore., quarreled over a division line fence, and Backus shot and killed Stoddard and then fled. Constable Charles Mellinger, of St. Helens, started in pursuit of Back us, and coming upon him, ordered him to halt. Öäckus w 7 as armed with a Winches ter rifle and refused, whereupon the con stable fired with his revolver, instantly killing Backus. Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, now ex hibiting in England, is proving a drawing card. The Princess of Wales and family and scores of members of foreign royalty attended a private exhibition of the Wild West this week in London, and all rode in the Deadwood coach, the Princess of Wales sitting on the box, Colonel Cody driving. The Grand Duke Michael of Russia aud Prince George of Wales rode horses belonging to the company and made some good shots at a breakneck pace. of in is A cyclone which passed through Fargo, Dakota, on Thursday night, did much damage to property, killed three persons outright, fatally wounded five, and se verely injured a number of others. The names of the killed are Mrs. Follett, Mrs. Davis and Miss Cora Starbird. At the sale of Lord Crawford's library on the 15th inst., in London, the Maga zine, otherwise the Guttenberg, Bible, the earliest book printed with movable metal types, in the original oak boaids, was put up at £650 and sold for £2,650. Tyn dale's Pentateuch, in black letter, brought £225, and Tyndale's New Testament, in black letter, £230. Miles Coverdale's Bible, in English black letter, with wood cuts, the first Bible printed, brought £226. MONTANA NEWS. Eugene Wingler, a Helena barber, is under arrest for bigamy. Stevenson & Allen, a grocery firm of Billings, are in financial difficulties. A young man named Brown w 7 as drowned in Skalkaho creek, Missoula county, last week. The residence of Dennis Dunn, near Centerville, was destroyed by fire on Monday. Loss $2,500. A detective agency has lately been or ganized in Helena, and it now behooves criminals to be wary of it. W. Calfee, of Gallatin county, has been allowed $750 by the government on a claim of $1,000 for losses in 1877 by the Sioux. ! A couple of woodchoppers were held up and made to disgorge a considerable sum of money near Butte, last Saturday night, by rounders. Deer Lodge is all agog over the theft of an express package containing $147 Several arrests have been made of parties suspicioned of the crime. John Glenn, a sheep-herder in the em ploy of John Ross of Stanford, Choteau county, was killed by lightning last week He left a family at Fort Benton. Tiie squirrel bounty business still flour ishes. Certificates for bounty on these pests to the number of from 5,000 to 15, 000 are daily arriving at the territorial treasury. Thursday afternoon Thos. Hartley, a miner employed at the Burlington mine at Butte, fell to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of 220 feet, and was instantly killed. At Anaconda Thursday William Ribe, a switchman employed by the Montana Union, was caught between the cars and sustained injuries which will probably prove fatal. A severe hail storm passed over Fort Shaw Monday evening, breaking every pane of glass in windows exposed to the storm. Some of the hail stones were as large as hen's eggs. Last week Yellowstone county sold $91,500 worth of scven-per-cent. twenty year bonds at a premium of $3,785.41, or and 13-100 per cent. This sale is the best ever made in the territory. The two-year-old son of John Gibson, of Helena, was accidentally shot in the forehead last week by a random shot from shooting gallery, near which he resides. The ball was nearly spent when it struck the child and only inflicted a slight ound. Engineer Rucks, of the Buffalo mine, one of the Anaconda properties, in an al tercation witli John Connelly, a miner, shot the latter in the muscles of his shoulder after firing three shots. The wound, though serious, is not considered fatal. Rucks was arrested and released on bail. The White Sulphur Springs Husband man says : A change in the road near the Bulldog ranch, on the Livingston road, puts it over a very swampy country and is almost impassable. The people of Park county should sec to this if they expect to win back from Toxvnse.od the transfer trade it has recently lost. The Working Woman's Home is a new institution which has lately been incor porated in Helena. Object—to assist working-women to secure employment and to furnish a home to those who may desire to avail themselves of the same, subject to the rules and regulations pre scribed by the board of trustees. Three men undertook to cross the Bit ter Root river, near Missoula, last Satur day in a skiff. The boat upset and two of tlie occupants were drowned, the third one escaping by seizing hold of a rope which had lately been stretched across the river for the use of a ferry. Dennis Enright and Ed Hayes were the two drowned. A company of troops, under command of Lieut. C. W. Kennedy, left Fort Mis soula on Sunday last for Tobacco Plains, a point near the British line, where they are to be stationed during the summer to prevent the sale of liquor to British In dians from the American side, and to pre vent outrages against settlers in that vi cinity. A gang of tramps took possession of the Northern Pacific boarding car at Mullan Pass last Sunday, helped themselves to a a se square meal and were generally abusive to all who interfered with them. The sheriff of Deer Lodge was wired and taken to the scene of the disturbance by a special train and gathered in the toughs. The Northern Pacific will sell round trip excursion tickets for the 4th of July to all points on their line, within a limit of 300 miles in Montana, at one fare for the round trip. Sale of tickets to begin on July 2, good to return until July 5 This will be a great inducement to bring many visitors to our city on the Fourth of July from adjacent points to participate in Livingston's grand celebration. Albert Hooper, who recently arrived from California to visit his brother who resides at Spring Hill, Beaverhead county, committed suicide on Thursday morning by shooting himself wit!) a pistol. He was suffering in the last stages ot con sumption, and it is supposed that des pondency over his hopeless illness and a dislike to becoming a burden upon his brother induced him to take his life. New Northwest: In view of the opin ion by District Attorney Dodge, of Cleve land, that U. S. wardens had no right to open letters addressed to prisoners, as published in the New Northwest last week, aud recognizing the dangers that would arise from passing in letters un opened, Marshal Kelley this week stated the situation to the prisoners, and they signed a power of attorney authorizing him to open and read their letters as here tofore, so they are not inconvenienced. The U. S. marshal and deputies are not necessarily mail carriers or postmasters, and it is much easier tor prisoners to re ceive their letters the old way than to wait until their term is out to get them at the postoffice. The Maine Prohiba Outwitted. Augusta, Maine, special, June 14: The prohibitory law of Maine has just re ceived a terrible set-back in this vicinity. Pcoplo aro everywhere discussing the new phase put upon the liquor question by the recent action of Michael Burns, a liquor dealer of this city, who has brought to Augusta, from Liverpool, a large invoice of foreign distilled spirits, which he is selling to all who wish to purchase. He closed his shop in March and departod for Liverpool, where he en tered into negotiations with one of the largest importing houses in that city for an unlimited supply of all kinds of dis tilled spirits. The United States pro tects all persons importing liquors from foreign countries from prosecution under any state prohibitory law for selling such goods in original unbroken packages, and the dealer has landed in this city an ad vance lot of Irish whisky and Jamaica rum. These goods came through the Portland custom house and arrived here by freight. When the goods reached the depot they were loaded on a cart and hauled through the streets, the police looking upon the scene with wildly star ing eyes. It was unusual to witness the transportation of liquors through the town in daylight, and, of course, it attracted great attention. The store is now stocked with goods, aud they are piled up in the windows before the admiring gaze of all the opponents of prohibitory law. The retail price of the goods has been made so low as to be within easy reach of the purchasing public, and the sales have already been very large. The officers are surprised at the affair, and every lawyer has been engaged in looking over the law bearing upon the sale of imported liquors in original packages. Herr Most Involved in a Blood and Beer Panic. Serious rioting occurred at Oak Ridge Park, Guttenburg, New Jersey, last Sun day afternoon. An anarchist picnic, for the benefit of the Chicago anarchists, at which Herr Most was present, was being held in the park. ' Several persons are re ported hurt and more trouble is expected. THE TROUBLE WAS FREE BEER, and a workman who attemjited to go through the park. He was threshed and run out. A base ball game near by was the next excitement. The workman got a gun and returned for revenge. Hardly had he scaled the fence when- the social ists set upon and almost hammered the life out of him over the fence. An of ficer interfered and was beaten. These outcries attracted the attention of the crowd on the base ball grounds, and they began hurling stones at the pickmckers. A GENERAL MELEE ENSUED, during which a dozen or more pistol shots were fired. Constable Jackson was struck in the arm, and a boy, whose name could not be learned, had two fingers shot off. Several of the socialists were struck with stones. Pandemonium reigned. The workman was dragged by an excited throng of socialists, who yelledJ"Hang him !" While the uproar was at its highest, Justice of the Peace Walker aud three constables appeared. The justice was admitted, but the constables were compelled to remain outside the gates. An excited throng surrounded them and threatened them. The justice, after a long parley, suceeded in securing the workman's release. His name was Wil burger. He presented a frightful appear j auce. His head was cut open in three places and he was covered with blood. Constable Timmony, of Weehaken, was also beaten, and several other men were roughly handled. \ Contest, for Canyons. A correspondent of the Madison, writ ing from Ennis, says: I presume that you are aware that the Union Pacific Railway company, with Mr. B. P. Howell as assistant engineer, has been locating lines and making changes in the surveys made three years ago last winter by Mi;. N. C. Ray, who surveyed down the valley for the said company. And now comes a party re presenting the Northern Pacific, Helena & National Park company, who say they are going to build their road inside of ninety days from this date. The race commenced yesterday, and the question now is: Who will first get possession of the two upper canyons ot the Madison nver? The Lnion Pacific already has possession of the lower canyon ; but the other company say they do not want that one, and prefer to build over the Sterling divide. So I hope, as it appears, that both parties are suited. They may run one or both into Virginia City by switch ing off near Ennis. The race is a close and exciting one, and I will keep you posted as it progresses. To this the Mad isonian adds the following by the way of comment: Since the above was received we are informed by Mr. T. J. Farrell that the Northern Pacific, Helena & National Park surveyors made a night drive up the valley on Tuesday evening, with the ap parent object of outstripping their com petitors aud securing the first right of way through the canyons. We also hear that another surveying party camped near En nis on Wednesday night. This one is supposed to represent either the Manitoba and Montana Central or the Chicago & Northwestern, and is also surveying over the same route. Each party appears to be acting under sealed orders, but the N. P., H. & N. P. party says that its orders are to make a survey through to Salt Lake City. The Rock Ci'eek Coal Camp. A correspondent writing to the Bill ings Gazette says: There are four sa loons doing business in the camp and one hotel, and another hotel will soon be running. Mr. F. A. White, the gen tlemanly superintendent's pushing the works of the company. A boom has been constructed across Rock creek, and 4.000 or 5,000 pieces of timber, from 8 to 12 feet long, floated down and pulled out, to be used in the coal mines as sup ports. The immense saw 7 mill, capable of cutting 30,000 feet of lumber daily, will be started up in a few days. About 50.000 have been expended in building roads and cutting timber in the vicinity of the mill. The coal fields are inex haustible and easy of accees. Veins from 12 to 16 feet thick are common. A general store is badly needed, al though it is understood the coal compa ny will soon establish here a mammoth concern of that character. On an air line we are only distant 28 miles from Cooke City, though by the trail it is 60 miles. Quite a travel has sprung up between the two points, Mr. Gunn, special agent of the interior department, visited us last week and created uneas iness among claim ewrners. Much rich bottom land, held as desert land, was again thrown open for settlement by pre-emption and homestead. Enormous quantities of magnetic iron, assaying 60 per cent., is found adjacent to the coal beds, and higher up Rock creek, consid erable float galena has been picked up. Within two miles of our postoffice and up Rock creek we have mountains of limestone, marble and granite. Tenderly Solicitous. The foliowring communication is said to have been recently found pinned to the door of a newspaper office in Texas: " The proprietor of the Sunken Valley Daily Record regrets to have to an nounce to his subscribers that the paper will not be issued to-day, owing to the sudden decease of the editor, Mr. E. J, L. Coker. Mr. Coker w r as sitting in his office yesterday engaged in his editorial duties, w 7 hen Col. Ralph MacGee sudden ly burst into his room and addressing Mr, Coker as "you piebald dogwalloper," demanded to know what he meant by alluding to him (Col. MacGee) as a whisky-absorbing, poison-purveying importation from Dublin in last Fri day's issue of the Record. Without giving Mr. Coker time to reply he lired four shots at him from his six-shooter, the last of w hich struck Mr. Coker in the mouth, killing him instantly. Under ordinary circumstances the proprietor would have no hesitation in character izing this as a dastardly and unprovoked outrage on a defenseless man; but a» Col. MacGee has since called at the Rec ord office and, in the handsomest man ner possible, offered to 'serve any dog eared paper spoiler on the staff in the same way,' he feels loth to criticise too harshly the rash act of a man evidently laboring under a strong sense of in j ury. The proprietor has arranged writh a gentleman of standing (particularly physical) who will in future undertake the editorship of the Record, and w r ho hopes by a moderate, but firm use of the revolver, to cement and bind those bonds of mutual respect and esteem, which have so long existed between the Rec ord and its subscribers. The charge of announcing births, marriages and shoot ing parties remains as heretofore."