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ittioptan ♦ rr LIVINGSTON. MONTANA. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 3,1887. PRICE 10 CENTS unable to himself the bar, hut 22nd ultimo, and after giving him a gen cure buffalo bulls to be set up in that Livingston (Dntrvprist LIVINGSTON, GEO. H. WRIGHT, MONTANA. Publisher. ATI RDAY. SEPTEMBER 3, 1887. ' l I'. v| KIITION KATKM—PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. ........S3 00 - ; months.. I'lifH months 1 50 1 00 10 ^ M. MOORE, COUNTY SURVEYOR. I'rm ti. al Mining Expert. Special attention •i ,m to examination of, and reporting upon,Coal [lines and Coal Lands. ■y^ISS JULIA WETZSTEIN, Teacher ok the Piano Forte System p t .r Conservatory of M uslc, Stuttgart, Germany. lie .'innere and Advanced Scholars Taught. JOHN II ELDER, HIN A. SAVAGE, IA VAGE & ELDER, Lawyers and Notaries Public. iAVAOE, ELDER A THOMPSON, General Insurance Agents. ..present standard companies having an aggre ,te of over $70,000.000 tire uesets. LIVINGSTON, MONT. LL AN R JOV, ATTORNEY AT LAW 1 Notary Public. Livingston, Montana. A Gen ♦*ml Insurance business transuded. A.-encv for N P. and Riverside Town Lots. R. I). ALTON. DR. W. II. CAMPBELL. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. ill'ce in the National Park Bank building, ■ner Main and l'ark streets. _ j^R. W. C. SEIILBREDE, DENTIST, permanently located in Livingston ^*. r8 ^ s operations performed, and satisfaction ranteed. Office in Krieger building, Main St. A. luce. JOHN A LUCE. i;ck & LUCE, A TTOR N E YS-AT-L A VV. BOZEMAN, - - - MONTANA. Will artend the Courts of Park County._£§ National M M OF LIVINGSTON. WM. R. STEBBINS, President. WM. M. WRICHT, Vice Pres. A. L. LOVE, Cashier. H. L. BURTON. Asst.Cashier. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: \V R STEBBINS, GEO. T. CHAMBERS, W. M. WRIGHT, E. GOUGHNOUR. H II MUNI), C. S. HEFFERLIN, A. L. LOVE. GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. thange on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. erest Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. selections Promptly Attended to. LOWER MAIN STREET : EE D COR RAL, BILLY MILES & BRO. PROPRIETORS. ALED HAY, CHOP FEED, WHEAT and OATS for sale hy the pound or in CAR LOTS. Rest of care given to all Stock placed in my ire. Prices Reasonable Pleasant Valley Hotel! YELLOWSTONE PARK, J. F. YANCEY, Proprietor. Special Attention Given to the Ac commodation of Tourist Travel. Hay, Grata and Good Sta lling for Horses. R. C. GRIFFITH, BLACKSMITHING AND WAGON MAKINC. All kinds of repairing done neatly and promptly to order. Special attention given to Horseshoeing and Making Stock Brands. Shop, Lower Main Street, near Billy Miles & Bro JOHN O. SAX, NEWS AND FRUIT DEALER, AND CONFECTIONER. The latest eastern Dailies, Illustrated Journ als and Magazines always on hand. MAIN STREET. THE OASIS! JOHN A. LISK, Prop. Having just completed our new building on Main Street, and furnished the same with e\ ery thing appertaining to a first class bar, we are prepared to greet all our old friends and as man v new ones as will favor us with a can. The Best Brands of Wines, fci«iu® rs and Cigars Constantly on hand. MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON HORSES FOR SALE. ibout 125 head, moatlv mares,high-grade, (Har f horses) 10 miles below Livingston : for par ulars address, J. M. LINDLEY, Bozeman, M. T. UORTHERN PACIFIC 11 RAIIjIlOADi The direct line betwaen SAINT PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, TII I Or DULL J 11, I And all points in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana. Idaho, Washington Territory, and OREGON, British Columbia, Puget Sound ALASKA, Express Trains Daily, to which are attached PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS ELEGANT AND DINING CARS. NO CHANGE of CARS BETWEEN ST. PAUL .» PORTLAND On any class of Tickets, EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. The onlv all rail line to the YELLOWSTONE 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 RAIL. W A V AND THE FAMOUS ALBERT iU ROUTE. Two Through Trains Daily From St. Paul and Minneapolis to CHICAGO Without Change, connecting with the Fast Trains of all lines for the *®"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. Also ''Short Line" to Watertown, D. T. SOLID THROUGH TRAINS BETWEEN MINNEAPOLIS. ST. PAUL— ST. LOUIS and the Principal Cities of the Mississippi \ al ley, connecting in Union Depot for all points south and southwest. MANY HOURS SAVED LîsÈ h ™„ï£ »? KANSAS CITY, ATCHISON, making connections with the Union Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Santo Fe R'ys. ja^-ciose connections made with all trains of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba; Northern Pacific; St. Paul and Duluth Railways, from and to all points NOR I'll and NORTHYV EST. DBlTDlf DT?D The Trains of the Minneapolis & üüMmuDLlil St. Louis Railway are composed of comfortable day coaches, magnificent Pullman our'justly celebrated PALACE DINING CARS 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 Sa Fa BOYD, GenT Tkt. & Pass. Agt., Minneapalis, Minn. O The BUYERS' GUIDE ia Issued Sept, and March, each year. «9» 31» pages, 8%xll% inches,with over 3,500 illustrations — a whole Picture Gallery. GIVES Wholesale Prices direct to consumer» on all goods for personal or family use. Tells how to order, and gives exact cost of every thing yon use, eat, drink, wear, or have fan with. These INVALUABLE BOOKS contain Information gleaned from the markets of the world. We . Hil snail a copy FREE to any ad dress upon receipt of 10 cts. to defray expense of mailing. Let ns hear from yon. Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. 22T de 229 Wabash Aveane, Chicago, XU* THE CITY HOTEL, CARDINER, MONT. MRS. GEO. WELCOME, Prop. Best of accommodations for the traveling public GEORGE WELCOME, PROPRIETOR OF SALOON IN CONNECTION , — WITH — Milwaukee Keg Beer ON DRAUGHT EVERY DAY. GARDINER. - - MONTANA. THE ELDREDGE « 1 99 SEWING MACHINE WITH Automatic, G G ai I in of or by or or 18 ty, No. 3. at 19 J is , 1 A. in 3 2 The ELDREDGE " B " i» sold with the guarantee of being the BEST that can be If APE. AGENTS WANTED. ELDRED6E MANUFACTURING CO. 363 and 305 WABASH AVEm CHICAGO, HJU For Ml. by A. Kneger AC°., Uv Ingeton, Montan*. yy ANTED.-10 men to work on saw mill and in the woods. E. GOUGHNOUR. A FIRST CLASS COOK (female) wishes a situation in a well-to-do family, or first-class hotel. Address MISS ELLA F. SCHI LTZ, Fargo, Dakota. L ITHOGRAPH pictnres of Livingston for sale at this office at 25 cents each ; put up in I rollers and mailed to any address for 50 cents I each. Enterprise, Livingston. EGIILAR CONVOCATION of Livingston K Thursday evening. AUK ing are invited. TV Chapter, No. 7, Royal Arch Masons, every ' A. M.in good stand C. FOWLER, H. P. fllAKEN UP— While destroying vegetables in 1. my garden on Shield's river, one sow pig. The owner is requested to prove property-, pay damages and take the animal away J. G. VAN DYKE. August 12, 1887. 11-4W* K <J ....... • Thompson's Hall. A cordial invitatioms ex tended to visiting brothers. C. H. MANLEY, C. C. C. R. WOODS, K. of R. and S. Yellowstone Lodge No. 10, Livingston, M. T. I^STRAY. -Came to our ranch on Sweetgrass, about July 20th, a large hay mare branded J_L on left hip. Said mare is wind broken. (!>wner will please call, pay charges and take property away-. STOCKER & CO. Elk Ranch, M. T. t August 12, 1887. 12-3w G 1 UARDIAN'S SALE.—At 2 o'clock p. m.,at T Harper's Ranch, 2 miles below Mission, on September 13th, 1887, will be sold Horses, Wa gons, Harness, Plows, Blacksmith's Bellows and Tools, Buggy and Harness, Lumber, Household Furniture, Ac., Ac., too numerous to mention. G 1 UARDIAN'S SALE—One Hundred High W Grade Horses, mostly Mares, will he offered ai private sale for twenty (lays Horses can be seen at Harper's Horse Ranch, ten miles below Livingston. For further particulars, address J. M. LINDLEY, Bozeman, M. T. Bozeman. Aug. 20th, 1887. I XOR SALE.—The ranch and sheep belonging to the B. F. Fish estate, located on American Fork of the Musselshell. Range one of the best in the territory, with plenty of hay land and an abundance of living water. Loss on the range the last winter only '/ 2 per cent. For further par ticulars call upon F. 8 . Fish, Executor, at the ranch, or address him at Hurst, Montana. 14-2t* R ams for sale or exchange FOR HORSES —I have on hand 600 head of Ohio Rams, consisting of Spanish Marino, Black Top Marino and Grades, which l will sell or exchange for horses. Sheep can be seen at Big Timber after Sept. 5th. For further particu lars call on or address, THOS. K. LEE, Big Timber, Montana. P ROPOSALS WANTED.—Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Park County, Montana, at its special session Septem ber 16, 1887, for the delivery of 40 tons of Coal in County coal house. One-half to be delivered on or before October 1st, 1887. The remainder on or before December 1st, 1887. Said Coal to be screened and fre« from bone, slate and dirt. Board reserves right to reject any and all bids 14-3t E. B. MARTIN, Co. Clerk. N OTICE FOR PUULICATION.—Land Of fice at Bozeman, Montana, August 19, 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 proorjwill be made before Clerk of District Court for the Third Judicial District, in and for the Territory of Montana, at Livingston, on the 3rd day of October, 1S87, viz : Solomon T. Weather man, who made pre-emption I). S. No. 451, for the S. \'i of S. E. »4 and E. ' 2 of S. W. $4 Section 18 , Tp. 4, North R. 15 East. He names the fol lowing witnesses to prove his continuous resi dence" upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz: William G. Strong, Henry Frizell, F. Otto Meri den, and George Cook, all of Melville, Park Coun ty, Montana. GEO. W. MONROE, Register. [1st publication Aug. 27,1887.J N OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.—Land of fice at Bozeman, M. T., August 23, 1887. No tice is hereby given that the following-named claimant has filed notice of her intention to make final proof in support of her elsim, and that said proof will be made before Register and Receiver at Bozeman, M. T., on Monday, October 3rd, 1887, viz: MarvM. Goudy, Desert land declaration, No. 212, for the E. l / t of the N. E. hi Sec. 24, Tp. 5 So. R. 8 E , andN. W. >4 and W. >4 of N. E. ht, Sec. 19 , Tp. 5, So. R. 9E. She names the following witnesses to prove her reclamation of said land, viz: Samuel T. Marrhington, J. Frank Mabie, Patrick Redding and Albert P. Davis, all of Chico, Park Co., M. T., GEO. W. MONROE, Register. [1st, pub. Aug. 27, 1887.] TV7 0TICK FOR PUBLICATION —Land of J 3 I flee at Bozeman, M. T., July 30,1887. Notice is hereby given that tin* following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Register and Receiver at Bozeman, M. T.. on Monday, September 12th, 1887, viz: John II. Martin, H. S. No. 737, for the south eastof section 14, Tp. 1, north, R. 9 E. He names the following witnesses to prove bis continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz : Benjamin F. My ers, Solomon P. Heren, John Harvey, and David Sincock, all of Livingston, Park County, Montana Territory. GEO. W. MONROE, Register. [1st publication. August 6th, 1887.j___ N otice for publication. -Land of flee at Bozeman, Montana, July 23, 1887. Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of bis claim, and that said proof will be made before the Register and Re ceiver at Bozeman, on the 6th clay of September, 1887, viz: Ambrose D Ridgway, who made II. E. No 410 for the SEV4 section 22, township 2 south, range 9 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of. said land, viz : Andrew , 1 . Hunter, William T. Brandenburg, and Millard A. Ridgwav, of Bozeman, Montana, and Com modoré'P. Murray, of Livingston, Montana. GÏSO. W. MONROE, Register. [First publication, July .10,1887.] G UARDIAN'S SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY.—Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of an order of the Probate Court ot the County of Gallatin, Montana Territory, made on the 20th day of August, 1887, in the matter of the estate of Francis Harper, insane, the under signed, "tiardian of the person and estate of said Francis Harper, will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder for cash or approved security on three months' time, with interest at the rate of one per cent per month, on Tuesday, the 13th day of September, 1887, at 2 o'clock p. m., on the ranch of said Francis Harper, near Mission, in the Conntv of Park, in said Territory, the follow in" personal property, to-wit: 3 Stallions, 83 head of Mares, 8 Saddle Horses, 5 two-year old Geldings, 6 three-vear old Geldings, 17 Yearlings, 3 Work Horses, 1 Saddle, 2 sets Double Harness, 2 Wa"ons, 1 Buggy and Harness, 2,500 feet Lum ber flows, Harrow, Hay Rake, and other Farm ; Implement., ^ Guardian of the Person and Estate of Francis Harper, Insane. Dated, the 20th day of August, 1887. o Probate Court, Gallatin County, Territory of Montana. In the matter of the estate of An thony Weiss (deceased.) George Bndd, the admin istrator of the estate of Anthony Weiss, deceased, having filed his petition herein duly verified, prayin" for an order of sale of the real estate of said decedent for the purposes therein set forth it is therefore ordered by said court, that all the per sons interested in the estate of said deceased ap pear before the said Probate court on Monday, the 19th day of September, 1887, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at the court room of said Probate court at the court house in Boze man in the county of Gallatin, Territory of Mon tana, to show cause why an order should not be granted to the said administrator to sell all of the real estate of said deceased, described in said pe tition at public sale, and that a copy of this order be publiened at least fonr successive weeks in the Livingston Enterprise, a newspaper print ed and published at Livingston in the county of Park Territory of Montana. CHARLES A. CARSON, Probate Judge Dated August 16th, 1887. [First pub. Aflg. 20.1 OF FORFEITURE.— To C. P. David G . Sllliman, N otice Saxton, Ea. F. Ferris, David G. Sllliman, D G Silliman, Samnel Jackson, 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 County) Montana Territory, as will appear b; certificate of work filed for record and recordei 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 amendatoiy thereof, bein" the amount reqnired to hold said prerrn ses for the year ending December 31st, 1886 Said work anil improvements were made bv me as aforesaid during the year 1886, and if within ninety davs after this notice by publication, you 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 nnder said section 23*4. Dated June 4th, 1887. - ^. SAV AGE. [Firtt publication Jane 4tb, tiST.J $ in in a of to of of NEWS OF THE WEEK. A fire nt Delray, Mich., on Monday, de stroyed property to the value of $250,000. (\The president lias appointed Chas. O. Stockslager receiver of public moneys at Hailey, Idaho. Mrs. Mary Yearly died at Newark, Ohio, Tuesday, aged 105 years. She was born in Maryland in 1782. The extensive bridge works of Morse Bros., at Youngstown, Ohio, were con sumed by fire Monday entailing a loss of $ 100 , 000 . The plant, franchise and business of the Baltimore & Ohio express has been sold to the United States company for a period of thirty years. The Kabbadish tribe have defeated the Dervishes in the Bagara country, killing 1,300. The Abyssians are moving against the Dervishes via Sennar. A Los Angeles special reports that Gen. Nelson A. Miles was thrown from a tally ho coach near there Tuesday and had his right leg broken at the ankle. A Chinaman named Chow Lam shot and killed a Chicago policeman Tuesday, named Phil Foote. Foote opened the fire and the Chinaman returned it with two fatal shots. It is announced that T. Y. Powderly, general grand master workman of the Knights of Labor, will proceed to Ireland in October to take part in the national movement. Prof. Brooks of Philadelphia says the new comet recently discovered by him is now' in constellation Cancer, near the star Iota, and is moving one degree daily towards the sun. Jefferson Davis has accepted an invita tion to attend the state fair in Macon, Georgia, on October 26th. On that day there will be a reunion of all surviving ex-confederate soldiers. Timothy Coughlin, section foreman of the Toledo, Peoria & Western, who was held responsible for the wreck at Chats worth, 111., by which nearly a hundred lives were lost, has been admitted to bail in the sum of $1,000. Frank C. McNeilly. aged 19 years and a clerk in the Saco & Biddleford SavingB bank of Saco, Maine, has absconded with $3,500 in cash, U. S. bonds to the amount of $185,000 and other bonds amounting to about $91,000. Canada claims him. The total coinage executed at the mints of the United States during the month of August was 9,282.000 pieces, of the value of $2,303,300. Of this amount $60,000 were half eagles, $2,970,000 standard sil ver dollars, $195,000 dimes, and $18,300 half dimes. It is reported that a fresh attempt to kill the czar lias been made. A nihilist, dis guised as an officer of the guards, ap proached the imperial carriage on a jour ney from St. Petersburg to Krasnoeselo, and fired a revolver twice. The first shot missed the czar, but the second shot per forated his coat. Acting postmaster general Stevens and Viscount Dos Nogueros, the Portugese minister, have exchanged ratifications of the additional postal convention between Portugal and the United States. The convention modifies the system of keep ing money order accounts and goes into effect October 1, next. Michael Butler, recently discharged from the position of keeper in the insane asylum on Ward's Island, has petitioned the supreme court for the release of a number of the patients as sane. He de clares that out of 1,750 inmates no less than 300 are perfectly sane, and that 1,000 others are entirely harmless lunatics. Thomas S. Baldwin, the San Francisco aeronaut, repeated his feat of jumping from a balloon there Monday alternoon. When 1,000 feet high he made the leap. His parachute remained closed for the first 300 feet and he descended at a fearful rate of speed. Then the parachute open ed and he sailed down easily, dropping into the ocean, from which he was picked up unhurt. Chief Colorow and a detachment of the Colorado state militia engaged in a fight last Thursday in which there were five white's killed and four wounded and seven Indians and two squaws killed and five wounded. Three hundred Indian ponies were captured by the whites. Colorow and his band have since retired to the Ouray agency and are desirous that there be no more fighting. Members of the Grand Army who par ticipated in the demonstration in Wheel ing, W. Va., last Friday refused to pass under a portrait of President Cleveland suspended from the Register office. The entire column made a detour and drooped their colors in passing the picture. The action caused considerable excitement in the city. There were over 5,000 veterans in line from western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. At Spokane Falls Wednesday night, about 10:30 o'clock, while the sky was overcast with heavy clouds and a light rain was falling, a meteor was seen by a number of people to shoot from the heavens directly overhead. It struck the electric light wires on the south side of Main street, between- Howard and Mill streets, in the very heart of the city, cut ting one of the wires in two and bursting into a thousand fragments. To those who saw the strange phenomenon when it struck, the ball of fire seemed to be ten feet in diameter. C. A. Percy, a young man of 27 years, made a safe trip through Whirlpool rap ids, Niagara Falls, Monday, in a life boat of his own construction. The boat is about seventeen feet long, with air cham bers at either eod, in one of which Percy made the voyage. The keel was weighted with 240 pounds of iron, and bags of sand carried in the hold, so it will right itself. An iron weight attached to a long rope trailed irom the stern, so as to keep the boat straight ahead. Though it keeled in a threatening way, the craft rode the breakers without once upsetting. At the Mercer county (Mo.) fair Wed nesday afternoon, Randall Blukcslee, a half-breed Indian, made a balloon ascen sion, hanging tD a trapeze bar. In the ascent the balloon shot up suddenly, giv ing Blakeslee a severe wrench, ançl he was & of is $ a unable to pull himself upon the bar, hut managed to hold himself up by a loop which lie had drawn around his wrist. After traveling about a mile and a half and reaching an altitude of 2,000 feet, the balioou began to descend, but the poor fellow's strength gave out, and wiien with in 500 feet of the earth his grip relaxed and he fell to the ground, lighting on his feet, his thighs being broken and driven into the trunk of his body. A petition has been filed in the general land office by citizens of White Pine county, Nevada, asking the intervention of the land department to protect settlers against the unlawful appropriation of public lands by foreign sheep raisers. The petition alleges that there are several com panies of Englishmen, mostly aliens, hav ing large flocks of sheep, which travel from water to water, destroying the grass and contaminating the water used by set tlers for domestic purposes. Acting Commissioner Stockslager has directed that an investigation of the matter be made by a special agent of the general lantj. office. R. H. Powell & Co. and R. H. Powell & Sons, the great coal mining firms of Philadelphia, have failed. The manager of both firms states that the failuie was the result of the suspension of Chas. E. Pennock, of Coatsville, an extensive iron plate merchant, whose paper bore the en dorsement of both firms for $1,500.000. The assets, consisting of vast tracts of coal lands and appurtenances, are fixed at $4, 000,000. The Guarantee Trust company has been made assignee of the firm. It is stated that tiieir paper has not been pro tested, and that the wages accounts are settled up to the last settlement date. The assignment is made to protect the credit ors. he of of ers MONTANA NEWS. The Tlios. Cruse savings bank of Helena has opened for business with a capital of $ 100 , 000 . A saloon and its entire contents was des troyed by fire in Prickly Pear canyon Thursday night. The Hidden Treasure mine in the Castle mountains has been bonded to the Hauser syndicate for $30,000. The house of Paul VanCleveof Billings was partially destroyed by fire during a severe thunderstorm Tuesday uiglit. T. Fuller, a horse thief confined in the Benton jail, made his escape last Saturday. Sheriff Black traced him to Coal Banks where lie captured him. The extra session of the legislature is occupying quarters especially designed for the purpose m the new and elegant court house recently completed at the capital. E. B. Covely, one of the pioneer busi ness men of Billings and a gentleman highly esteemed by all who knew him, dropped dead in iiis store Monday of heart disease. The residence of James Mauldin, a wealthy ranchman in Beaverhead county, was burned last week. The house and furniture, valued at $7,000, was entirely consumed. James M. Rody, a wood hauler, was instantly killed at Billings Tuesday by falling from his load and the wheels of the wagon passing over his head. He leaves a large family. A car of emigrant movables was held in quarantine at Glendivc this week. The emigrant was on his way from Illinois to Bozeman and the car contained the family cow. Gov. Leslie ordered its release. Postmaster Whitney, of Billings, lias received a letter from Harris Harrison, of Denton, N. C., making enquiries as to the whereabouts of W. I. Styers. who, when last heard from Feb. 5, 1886, was on the bridge force of the Northern Pacific. Wednesday morning an unknown man, about 30 years of age, in attempting to board a moving freight train at Butte missed his footing and fell under the train. The wheels passed over his head, leaving it an unrecognizable mass of blood and brains. Miss Edna Courtney, leading lady of a comedy company playing "After Dark" at Helena last Friday night, fractured her ankle in making a flying leap in a bridge scene. She appeared in the succeeding act and took her part, being assisted on and off the stage. W. A. Haven, in charge of Northern Pacific construction work in Montana, who a few months ago while on an eastern trip was seriously injured in the Rich mond hotel fire at Buffalo, N. Y., has re covered and will shortly arrive in Helena to resume liis position. Sam DeNoille, of Helena, while chicken hunting last Sunday, was accidentally shot in the arms and body by N. J. McConnell who accompanied him. This should be taken as a warning by all sportsmen to "remember the Sabbath day" and be less careless with their firearms. Alfred Cave of Missoula has this year produced on his ranch a considerable number of pears, besides a good quantity of apples. While Montana may not be in direct line with the "banana belt," the successful raising of a great many fruits uncommon to this latitude is on the in crease. Missoula Times: The body of Napo leon Minier, who was drowned at the Grass valley ford scveial days ago, was found last Saturday morning a short dis tance below the ford. All the papers he had on 1ns person when he was drowned had been w'ashed from his pockets, noth ing but a gold watch being found on his person. Yellowstone Journal: A ranchman named Martin Lutherson, whose home was at Rosebud where he has a family, went in bathing in the Yellowstone river Tues day and is supposed to have been drowned. His clothes were found on the side of the river and after he had been absent several hours his son, T. Lutherson, concluded that something was wTong out failed to discover any traces of the body. Courier: A stock tender named Joe Cook, living seventeen miles from Boze man on the stage road to Virginia City, reports that two men, armed to the teeth, entered his shack about midnight on the the by in for of a at is a 22nd ultimo, and after giving him a gen tie reminder to keep as quiet as possiole, proceeded to relieve him of what little money he had and a suit of clothes which he had recently purchased. The thieves then departed and have not since been heard from. Cook estimates his loss in money and clothing at $75. On the 13th of July Stanton & Co., of Anaconda, were robbed of a large sum of money. A detective was employed to ferret out the perpetrators of the crime, and last Saturday was successful in recov ering $4,280 of the stolen money which was found in a rubber boot at the bottom of a well, suspended by a small wire. The money was all in gold and silver coin. The Woodvillc tunnel, about eight miles east of Butte, which is being con structed for the Montana Central railroad company, has been driven in about 200 feet. Wednesday night while workmen were taking up the bench a large quantity of rock fell from both sides. Two labor ers were caught by the falling rock and seriously injured. Their names are John Herbert and one Jamison. The latter's injuries it is believed will result fatally. Railroad Notes. to Joe the The acting land commissioner has taken the necessary steps to carry out Secretary Lamar's recent order directing the resto ration to settlement and entry of unim proved indemnity selections of the Cali fornia & Oregon railroad company. The order will effect about 750,000 acres. The statement is made by Henry Vil lard that an agreement lias been entered into between the Oregon Transcontinental company and a foreign syndicate, headed by the Deutsche Bank of Berlin, in pur suance of which almost the entire floating debt of the Oregon Transcontinental com pany will be paid off immediately, and that $6,000,000 is already provided for this purpose. A rapid transit company has lately been organized by St. Paul and Minneapolis apitalists to maintain and operate a rail road with one or more tracks, either ele vated or on the ground or both, from some point in the city of St. Paul to some point in the city of Minneapolis. The principal place of business is St. Paul. Capital stock $2,000,000. The time of commence ment of the corporation is September 10. Inter-Mountain : On Saturday last the machine used to clip ties for the broad gauge on the Utah & Northern between Pocatello and Silver Bow was taken south for use in Colorado. That was the first time the machine was ever used and it proved a tremendous success. It is an invention of one of the employes of the Utah & Northern, and was constructed in the machine shops out cf old pieces of locomotives It is estimated that the cost of the work done by it between Silver Bow and Pocatello, if done by hand, would have been fully $15.000. As it was, the expense did not exceed $2,000. It is rumored that the Minnesota A Northwestern road, in connection with the other parts of the Stickney system, is ibout to make a big reach for stock car rying and packing business of the north west. The West St. Paul stock yards are a Stickney institution and the same inter est is buying land and facilities for a sim ilar establishment in Chicago and one in New York for export. The rumor is that the Minnesota & Northwestern will try to corral all the Montana stock in the North ern Pacific and possibly in the new Mani toba country. This is to be done by extra inducements in the way of feeding, etc., at St. Paul and a low rate to Chicago. in a a iu of er is is Serious Chargea. A sensational dispatch, dated at Kansas City, is going the rounds of the press. It is to the effect that on April 20,1880, a locomotive left the track near Wyandotte, Kansas. Fireman Charles Horton and Brak email William Carlisle were killed, Tins was the culmination of the south western strike. The second trial of Geo. H. Hamilton, the leader of the train wreckers, is now in progress in Wyandotte. The arrest of the six men engaged in the work was brought about by the confession of William Vossen, and later Fred New port turned state's evidence. Yesterday a sensation was caused by the arrest of Charles Babbitt, and the announcement that Frank Whitney had unburdened his mind of the secret which he had carried for eighteen months. Babbitt is charged with the wrecking of a freight train at Elm Park, six miles east of Kansas City, in April, 1885. The trap was laid for a passenger train but the extra freight was caught. It is claimed that it will be con clusively proven that the whole scheme was the direct result of preconcerted ac tion instigated and formulated in a lodge room of the Knights of Labor. Warrants are out for members who stand high in the order, who are charged with murder, train-wrecking, perjury and conspiracy A Memorial of tlie Great Plain». Forest and Stream: The game is go ing, and one after another different species of wild creatures are disappear ing from the face of the American con tinent. On the extermination of each one there is manifest a desire to perpet uate the memory of their existence, and we see individuals, corporations and government bureaus uniting to provide memorials of these vanished races and to write of them, "Gone but not forgot ten." The pied duck is one of the wild fowl thought now to he extinct. The National Museum has been advised of the success of an expedition sent out to dig up skeletons of the great auk, an other extinct species. Agents of the j same institution were not long ago dis- ! patched on a cruise to the Pacific breed ing grounds of the sea elephant, bent on the same mission of securing speci mens to be preserved after the elephants had been exterminated from the coast bv hunters. Later another party of Na tional Museum agents went out to se cure buffalo bulls to be set up in that institution as effigies of another extinct race. The largest bronze casting ever made in one piece in this country was cast at a foundry in this city last week. It is a huge buffalo head, modeled by Ed ward Kemeys, Jr., which is to he placed over the east portal of the Union Pacific railroad bridge over the Missouri river, between Council Bluffs and Omaha. There will be more poetry clinging to this memorial of great plains life than attaches to the average 1 ail road bridge decoration. To old-timers it will recall the days in the early history of the road when the trains thundered past far stretching herds of Bison, and cockney sportsmen tired from car window and platform into the great stupid beasts. The plains are there, and the trains and the passengers, who lack only oppor tunity to exhibit the same old style of abominable cruelty; but one may pass and repass from east to west and see no sign of bison save the mounted heads which ornament some of the stations and this bronze cast over the Missouri bridge. A Beef Famine Threatened. A Chicago paper says: It is assumed iu many quarters that a beef famine is not far away. Estimates as to the des truction in the northwest last winter are that in Montana there were 400,000 head, Idaho about 100,000, Wyoming about 300,000, and Colorado about 500, 000, or about 1,300,000 head in all. Dur ing the summer, on account of the ex cessive heat, it is estimated that the losses in the beef-producing states will swell the total to 1,500,000 head of beeves. But this is not the main fact which in dicates the future famine. It is now known that from 50 to 75 per cent, less of calves were horn this spring than is usual, owing to climatic causes, which must have its effect in time. To this must he added the fact that the cattle producers have been rushing their sur viving stock on the market at an un paralleled rate, and from these and oth er causes many ranchmen are discour aged and are going out of the business. Great uneasiness, such as has never be fore characterized the cattle business, is manifest in business circles. The producer finds not a dollar of profit, and more often heavy losses charged against his account. The market price has been lower on account of the glut, for in Chicago alone over 200,000 head of cat tle have been thrust on the market dur ing the last thirty days. The consumer however gets beef no cheaper, because the producer sells it for so little that it is hinted the profit goes to the dressed beef monopoly, who lash both sides, producer and consumer, alike. On every bullock there is a profit of $10 to the monopoly and either loss or an even thing for the producer. The consumer pays the monopoly an extra $10 profit. It a of his at a in go of to an the j dis- ! bent Na se Great Mines of the Earth. Virginia Enterprise: The world-famed Potosi mines, of Bolivia, yielded from 1546 to 1798, a period of 244 years, $1,000, 000,000. This sum is large, but to ob tain it the lives of five generations of miners was required. In twenty-seven years the Comstock mines have yielded $410,000,000, and a new system of work ing is now' being inaugurated hy which the lode will be made to yield up as much more in the next thirty years. But three mines in all the earth have produced more bullion than the Com stock. These are the Potosi, with $1,000,000,000; Sierra Madre, $800,000, 000; and the Rio Grande, $650,000,000. Next to the Comstock cornes the Veta Madre, w ith a yield of $335,955,000. The next in order, the Pannlllian, with $70,000,000 shows a quick drop, and the yield of other mines of note then runs from $30,000,000 down to $16,000,000. The annual production of the w'hole world is now $200,000,000. Half of this amount is produced in the United States. For twenty-five years past India has absorbed $38,000,000 and China $9, 000,000, being $47,000,000 a year. There are annually used in the arts in United States gold and silver bullion to the value of $15,000,000, and in the rest of the world not less than $35,000,000, making a total of $60,000,000, and for loss and abrasion $3,000,000 more may he set down. Thus there is left for the purposes of coinage for the whole world $100,000,000; yet there are those who howl about over-production of sil ver, and w'ho wish to see it debased and sold like pig iron or har lead. Railway Company Exonerated as Usual. Butte special to the Independent, Sept. 1st: This morning at 9 o'clock Robert Duncan, a brakeman of the Montana Union, was killed at Anaconda. He was coining upon the switch from the new concentrator to the smelter, just between the office and the smelter. The road runs through a cut. This is biidged to en able the office people to cross over to the smelter. Duncan was standing on a box car and did not observe how low the beams of the bridge hung. The train was running down grade at a high rate of speed, and one of the beams struck the unfortunate brakeman on the head and smashed his skull. His body fell between the cars and was run over hy two cars. Deatli was instantaneous. An inquest held late in the day exonerated the railroad company. Duncan was thirty years of age. He had been in Anaconda six weeks, all of the time in the employ of the Montana Union railroad. He is well spoken of by his associates. His family is not know r n.