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LIVINGSTON. MONTANA. SATURDAY. MAY 12, 1888. PRICE 10 CENTS 1. 1 VINGSTON, - MONTANA. [}E0. H. WRIGHT, - Publisher. SATURDAY. MAY 12, 1888. fllM'ISIPTI'iN BATES—PA TABLE IN ADVANCE. V. ... r ............................ $:V 00 ins ..... 150 'hMH'm.inths : : i <*> v n'i'ls ' ................................. 10 l^r I S11AWK, M. 1). Physician axd Surgeon, I,IVINOSTON, M. T. Office— Allieroarle Drug J A >1 I FOWL1E, NOTARY PUBLIC. Minin; Locations and Conveyancing pondence Solicited Corres Montana. M. WILLIAMS, NOTARY HOUR'S COAL MINE, PUBLIC, MONTANA. M' 'J LI A WETZSTEIN, Tkaciikk ok thk Piano Kokte System uiHorvutory of Music, Stuttgart, Germany •r i IV 'inners and Advanced Scholars Taturlit.^&J jUN A. SAVAHE, County Attorney. i \;K & ELDER, JOUN II ELDER, Receiver 1st Nat'l Bank. and Notaries Püblic. i Lawyers and Notaries Püblic. Real Estate and Loans» N M'otlftte loans on improved farms and ranches havin'' title from U. S. Money loaned on ap proved chattel mortgage security. LIVINGSTON, MONT. LLAN r. .toy, L ATTORNEY AT LAW NOTARY PUBLIC. Money to Loan. ami Real Estate. Particular attention S. Lund Office matters.^Agency for R. It. Lands I n surnri given t 5 DU. R. D ALTON. DU. W. II. CAMPBELL. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. Office in the National Park Bank building, corner Main and Park streets. jQlt. W. C. SEHLBKEDE, DENTIST, has permanently located in Livingston First cl&Hi operations performed, and satisfaction guaranteed. Office in Krieger building, Main St. 1. A. LUCE. JOUN A. l.UCE. J^UCE & LICE, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, BOZEMAN, - - - MONTANA. py-Wlll attend the Courts of Park County.^ U M. PARKS, GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT, Office in rear of Postoffice Building, LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. national Part Baal OF LIVINGSTON. WM. M. WRIGHT, President. J. S. THOMPSON, Vice Pres. C. H. STEBBINS, Cashier. E. H. TALCOTT, Asst. Cashier. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: W. M. WRIGHT, E. GOUGI1NOUR. i. $. THOMPSON, GEO. T. CHAMBERS, F. A KRIEGER. A. W. MILES. C. II. STEBBINS. JENER AL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. Exchange on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. 1.1TEKE8T Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. LOWER MAIN STREET FEED CORRAL, BILLY MILES & BRO. PROPRIETORS. ÜALKD HAY, CHOP FEED, WHEAT and OATS for sale by the pound or in CAR LOTS. Best ol care given to all Stock placed in my care. Prices Reasonable Prescription Drug Store. BANK BLOCK, treet, livingston, M. t! main M'e wish to Inform all onr old customers, and an manv now ones as will be pleased to call, that their orders for any DRUGS AND DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES! M ill lie Ailed promptly and to their entire satis faction. We are' running this business on the square plan of Paying Cash for Onr Goods, *nd as we thus secure Best Quality and Low or Prices! Mo arc enabled to share the benefit of both with °"r friends. Among new goods coining, will be a good selection of Artists' Colors and Materials. PRESCRIPTIONS ,1**1« our specialty, ' llI i nr* hiwiivH, bt* com pounded of Purest Drugs *od with Absolute Accuracy. J. E. FERTE 4C0. THE OASIS! J. W. NELSON, Prop. Hv 'ng ju*t completed our new building on Main * and furnished the same with every tliiug appertaining to a first class bar, we are prepared to gr«*et all our old friends and is many new ones as will favor us with a call. Th «"aX. B ff8SSÄVAW. q n u i" Bain street, livingston 00 150 <*> 10 NORTHERN PACIFIC II RAHjRO a TV ni3LirjROA.3D: The direct line between SAINT PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, Or DULUTII, And all points in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington Territory, OREGON, British Columbia. Puget Sound and ALASKA, Express Trains Daily, to which an 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 YELLOWSTOjNE PARK! Full information in regard to the Northern Pa elfte lines can be obtained free by addressing CHAS. 8. FEE, GeneralPaseenger Agent. St. Paul, Minr Minnesota & NorMern R. R. Co Chicago & .St. Louis Short Une. MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL Minnesota * Northwestern Uairaolph Red A Nerstran Kenton Dodge C. „ .»field Austin Railroad, O O Connections * Mona V U*nlT <S> Waterloo m f^k^Indopend^ ampton^h^f. larshalWWj -town ^ [V Montcruina t raèkalooa aM jf^Hodrlck M 1 * Bai Bto, J-o ubuque State Ccn. te*P° r c h 'o O oircstot» Oregon ^ l tooebett® DES KOIKES Centro V Kcfthsnurg Glenwood * mç* -I — .. *• PEORIA Klrksvllle V B Macon C. n Wa^? ,A ae J .»^£J!L MOber,3 \ " C "^^9Wccnt r ali^. ^SO^ton JCQ -^KANSAS v\ T.LOUIS piariecn press, st. The only line in the Northwest running Pullman's ELEGANT BUFFET SLEEPERS and com bination SLEEPING and CHAIR CARS. Popilar Route to Chicago aid the East. Short Line to St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth, Galveston, San Frahcisco and all California points, New Orleans and Florida J. A. MacGREGOR. J. A. HANLEY, Trav. Ft. and Pass. Agt. Traffic Manager, St. Paul. Minn. NO OTHER RAILWAY IN THE NORTHWEST has in so shorLa period gained the reputation and popularity enjoyed by the 'Wisconsin Central Line- From a comparatively un known factor in the commercial world, it has been transformed to an independent, influential, V&e latest ments. won for itself a reputation for solidity, safety, convenience and attention to its patrons, second to no railroad in the country. Pullman sleepers, models of palatial comfort, dining cars in which the cuisine and general appointments are np to the highest standard, and coaches especially built for this route, are among the chief elements which have contributed towards catering success fully to a discriminating public. Located directly on its lino, between Minneapolis and St. Paul, and Milwaukee and Chicago, and.Duluth and Milwau kee ami Ciiicago, are the follow ing thriving cities of Wisconsin and Michigan: New Richmond, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Ashland, Hurley, Wis., Ironwood, Mich., Bessemer, Mich., Stevens Point, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Waukesha, and Burlington, Wis. For detailed information, lowest current rates, berths, etc., via this route, to any point in the South or East, apply to nearest Ticket Agent, or address Wm S. Mellen» James Barker, General Manager. Gen. Pass. & Ticket Agent MILWAUKEE. F. II. Hanson, Northwestern Passenger Agent, No. 19 Nicollet IIouseBlock, Minneapolis, Minn. READY FOR BUSINESS Between Great Falls, Fort Benton, Assinni boine, Dawes and other Montana points, and Grand Forks, Fergus Falls, Fargo, Watertown, Aberdeen, Ellendale, St Paul, Minneapolis, and ALL POINTS EAST AND SOUTH. Through Sleeper between Great Falls and St. Paul. We are now prepared to handle all kinds of freight. Stock Yards have been S leted at Great Falls, Benton, Big /, Beaverton, Poplar. Montana: Buford, Towner, Minot, Dakota; and ,,iCrookston, Minnesota. — containing all 5 9T»P»UL m improve M.NMEAeous A Good AN ITU S Ja and hay __ railway, m 1 cellent Roadway and Equipment, with light grades, has made our lowest average time on stock trains 20£ miles per hour. lëTEates always as Lew as the Lowest, If you are going East or South, send to our nearest Agent, or the undersigned, for rales ar.d other information, which will be cheerfully furnished. A. L. Mohl2r, C. H. Warren, - GenT Frt. Agent. Gen'l Pass. Agent W. S. Alexander, A. Manvel, Gen i Traffic Manager. Gen i Manager. * ST. PAUL. MINN. Mice Ners M! A. CROONQUIST, Prop. A Full list of all the leading Daily Papers, Illus trated Periodicals and Magazines. California Fruits, Confectionery, Nuts, Etc. Also National Park Views and Specimens. a of er is is in in NEWS OF THE WEEK Bv the burning of a barn on the farm Hiram B. Everest and Charles M. Ever est, of the Vacuum Oil Co., of Rochester, New York, convicted of conspiiacy in trying to injure trade and commerce by attempting to blow up the Buffalo Lubri cating Oil works in 1881, were fined $250 each by Judge Haight in the supreme court. Several civil suits have been brought by the Buffalo Lubricating Oil works claiming damages amounting to over $200,000. of Widow Freeze, near Arlington, Neb., seven members of the family were buined to death. The wholesale commission house of Wil lirtiu T. Coleman & Co., of San Francisco, have assigned. Assets, $4,000,000; lia bilitics, $2,000,300. A crowded meeting at Cooper's Union in New York, Saturday, endorsed Mayor Hewitt's refusal to let any but American flags fly on the city hall. A sculling match at Sydney, N. S. W. on the 5th inst., between Peter Kemp of Australia, and Edward Ilaulanof Canada was won by the former by five lengtlis. Roscoe Conkling's will, dated in 1867 leaves all his property to Mrs. Conkling A thorough search fails to reveal any later document. The estate is supposed to amount to $200,000. Weldon Webster, of Bismarck, Dakota, has invented a type-writer which it is claimed can be readily operated at speed that wilt'perform twice the woik of the writers now in use. Buffalo Bill cables from Manchester, England, that the international ten-mile race between cowboys and horses against English horses and riders was won by the cowboys. Time 21 minutes. Ben Robbins of Kentucky, who was re cently appointed assistant district attorney of Colorado, and who attempted suicide a few days ago by cutting his throat, is thought to be hopelessly insane. An agent for a St. Paul dime museum has induced Cliaska and wife, nee Miss Fellows, to sign a contract for a ten weeks' engagement in that city. They get $5,000 and expenses and $2,000 for tlicir farm. An encounter between whites and blacks in Lowndes county, Alabama, occurred on the 4th inst. as the result of the lynch ing of a negro murderer by white men. Several negroes were killed and two whites wounded, The progressive labor party formed iq opposition to the Henry George party lias been declared dissolved by the general committee on resolutions declaring that it had accomplished its object witli the aid of the withdrawal of Henry George from Ins party. Charles Holwell, a Chicago engraver, lias been declared insane. It was clearly established that insanity was due to the excessive use of tobacco. He had smoked a pound a week for many years. Lately he got a mania that lie was continually en gaged iu a six days'walking match. George W. Atkinson, of the Sporting Life, London, cables that Kilrain will make a match with John L. Sullivan for $5,000 a side, but the whole stake must be put up at the time of the signing of the articles of agreement, so that Sulli van will have to pay a large forfeit in case he fails to fight. The governors of the thirteen original states met in Philadelphia Saturday, and adopted resolutions calling upon the fed eral government and the various states and territories to contribute to the erec tion of a monument in that city, com memorative of the framing and adoption of the constitution of the United States. Until now the blowing up of the steam er Sultana, in the war time, at Memphis, by which 2,000 union soldiers lost their lives, has remained a mystery. Wm. C. Strqcter, of St. Louis, states that Robt. Lowden, confederate, confessed himselt responsible for the horror. He put a tor pedo iu a chunk of coal which exploded the boilers. Frederick Witte of the German reich stag, who has been in Chicago the past week, says he believes war between Ger many and Russia is imminent. Germany is ready and will fight if her ally, Austria, is attacked. Witte does not believe it pos sible that any French government will be strong enough to hold back if Germany went to war with any other nation. A shooting affray occurred at Wardner Junction, Idaho, on the 3rd inst., in which three men were wounded. The principals were Miles McNally, of the Cricket The atre of that place, on one side, and county commissioners Pat McGowan and Jack Dillon on the other. Both McGowan and Dillon are badly wounded, and a by stander named George Owens is not ex pected to live. A convention of lawyers is to be held in Washington on the 22nd inst. The object is to form a permanent organiza tion of the profession to be composed of representatives from every bar association in the country. One leading purpose will be to bring about uniformity in the legis lation of the states in regard to various subjects as to which the present hetero geneous system produces endless confus is is an in 30 If on The Union Veteran club of Chicago at a private meeting Monday night ap pointed a committee of four to ferret out the mystery surrounding the death of General Martin Beem, who was reported to have committed suicide iu his wife'i presence at her father's Nebraska ranch Instructions were given the committee to spare neither cost nor effort. The club will co-operate with the grand army post at Alton, which is taking an active inter est iu the matter. General Master Workman Powderly has written a letter in which, after quot ing from letters front all sections of the country and from articles in various labor papers, giving advice as to what should be done at the coming election, hg says : 'LAs the campaign warms up I witfllc annoyed still more, and take this opportunity to say that I am not a candidate for anything I don't favor the turning of Kuights of Labor into a party, and will not have any thing to do with parties." A frightful wreck occurred on the Phil adelphia & Reading railroad near Mount Carmel, Pa., Sunday night. A freight train consisting of seventy-five cars broke in two, tiie rear section dashing into the forward cars and engine, causing an ex plosion in a car containing Dupont pow der, aud throwing the balance of the train from the track. The wrecked cars crushed into a row of seventeen buildings along the track, completely demolishing them and setting fire to the debriß- four persons were burned to death in the build ings and about thirty more of the occu pants seriously injured. The secretary of the treasury has sent to the house the information called for in regard to the contract of the Alaska Commercial company to take seals in Alaska. The secretary says the lease to take seals in Alaska was for a term of twenty years from May 1, 1870. The condition relative to the tax of 55 cents per gallon on seal oil was rescinded Feb ruary 16, 1874. The total receipts by the government from the seal fisheries from May, 1870, to June, 1887, was $5, 059.065, and the expenditures on that ac count were $29,000. The secretary says the records of the department so far as he is advised show no violation of the terms of the lease by the lessees. Attached to the latter is a list of the vessels siezed for tak ing seals without authority. A Washington dispatch states that it is understood that Gen. Jas. W. Ewing, dis bursing clerk of the department of jus tice, has been found short in his accounts to the extent of $8,000 or $9,000. Over $5,000 of the money said to be unac counted for belongs to the accounts for 1882, 1883 and 1884 and General Ewing is bonded in the sum of $10,000 and Representative Goff of West Virginia is one of his sureties. Gen. Ewing was a Union soldier of good record and is one of the best known men in the city. He w r as appointed from West Virginia, and has held his present office for many years. Gen. Ewing says that as soon as the ex amination that's now in progress is com pleted it will be found that the govern ment loses nothing. CASTLE CULLINGS. [From the News.] J. N. Duncan cut his leg badly with an axe, last week. It is reported a bond of $250,000 is being negotiated on three of the best leads in the camp. The passenger vehicles running from Livingston to Castle are crowded beyond their capacity. An assay of the average ore now being taken out of the Cumberland mine, shows 30 ounces silver and 57 per cent lead. If the shipments of Cumberland ore proves profitable, of which there is but little doubt, the ore from several other leading mines will be shipped also. The postoflice department notified Postmaster Barnes last week that the Castle office would be supplied by the Springs and Martinsdale route, hut the contrac tors say they never contracted to carry the mail that way and will not. We join with the Livingston people in congratulations on the new railroad pro ject, and believe by united effort the building of the road can be hastened. We extend cordial invitations to come up and sec our mines and prospects and what we have to base hopes of prosperity for Livingston and Castle. Now the railroad is to he built com mence the smelter at Livingston and re duce the ores existing thereabouts with these at Castle. Mining men concede Livingston to be one of the best points in the territory for a smelter, a central loca tion tor shipment of ores, coke near at hand and water plenty, and a good circu lation of air (no joke) to carry off the smoke. Parmley Billings Dead. Parmley Billings, son of Frederick Billings, the first president of the North ern Pacific railroad and a heavy stock holder in that company, died in Chicago on Tuesday. He had been an invalid for some time. The deceased was promi nently identified with the business inter ests of Billings, being a member of the banking firm of Bailey & Billings of that city and engaged in other enterprises there. be and he his and ers. of was inst. to was eral until the bed this man list son men and in pany to over The and has tery. the was ward at ap out of to the be say of MONTANA NEWS. A new postoffice has been established at Lo Lo, Missoula county, with John F Delaney as postmaster. The output of the Drum Lummon for April was $95,700. The working ex penses during that time were 52,000, leaving a profit of $43,700. The ''floater" found in Ten Mile creek last week and taken to Helena, has been identified as the body of Joseph Morrison. The deceased has a brother living at Du luth. Otis R. Allen and Miss Anne Clarke Kennett, daughter of Mrs. S. T. Hauser, were married at the residence of ex-Gov ernor Hauser in Helena on Wednesday evening last. Wm. Laird, a tool boy at the St. Law rence mine, at Butte, fell down an ore ohute a distance cf seventy feet and sus tained injuries from which he is not ex pected to recover. •Charlie Stride, a lad aged about 16 years, fell down a shutc in the Parrot mine in Butte, Sunday, striking upon his head and sustaining injuries that it is fear ed will prove fatal. Hanson Peterson, a Norwegian employ ed at the concentrator of the Ilecla com pany at Glendale, was thrown from a scaf fold, a distance of fifteen feet, on Monday, and sustained injuries that resulted fatally. H. W. English, an old resident of Hel ena, died at Tacoiqa, oq Sunday morning last, whither he had gone in the hopes that his health might be benefitted. The remains were brought to Helena for inter ment. George Godas, the half-breed charged and convicted ot murde in the district court of Lewis and Clarke county, ha: been sentenced by Judge McConnell to be hanged on Friday, the 10th day of August, 1888. At Deer Lodge, the motion for a new trial for John II. Rowand, who murdered Joseph Bussicre in Butte about a year ago, was over-ruled by Judge DeWolf. and according to the verdict of the jury, he was sentenced to the penitentiary for life. A shooting affray took place on Willow creek, about seven miles south of Drum mond, Saturday, in which Patrick Dooley, his son and a man named J. Campbell, shot and seriously wounded the Milroy broth ers. The shooting was the outcome of a quarrel between the parties aboqt land. Chronicle: Capt. C. C. Cochrane, for merly of Bozeman, who for nearly two years past has been postal clerk on the Butte and Helena run, has been relieved of duty by orders from the chief of the railway mail service, at Washington, on charges of negligence of duty, etc. A running race occurred Sunday at the Butte course between Joe Bowers and Little Brown Jug, m which the former won. The track was heavy, but it was a good race and was witnessed by several hundred admirers of the sport. The race was for a $500 bet, but about $3,000 changed hands on the side. General Martin Beem of Chicago, sui cided at Stauton, Nebraska, on the 3rd inst. General Been was private secretary to Green Clay Smith in 1866, during the latter's term as governor of Montana, and was afterwards appointed adjutant gen eral of the territory, which office he held until his removal to Chicago in 1869. The death of Mrs. M. A. Eckart at Helena last week lias revived interest in the murder of John Denn in that city in October, 1879, she having made a death bed revelation to her nurse which it is be lieved disclosed a knowledge of who com mitted the murder. The nurse, however, refuses to give tlie story to the public at this lime. Gazette: A letter was received last week by Under Sheriff Reed from the warden of the Boice City penitentiary saying that Deputy Tyner landed Jackson there in £ood shape and that he is the man they wanted. He also asked for a list of the brands on the horses that Jack son had, as lie says that many horses are missing from eastern Idaho and the stock men are anxiously trying to recover them and think that very probably the horses in Billings belong in their neighborhood. Late Monday evening a soldier at Fort Shaw, named Brown, belonging to com pany K. Third infantry, while on his way to the guard house for some offense, broke away from the sergeant in whose custody he was and ran to the river bank, over which he jumped, a height about twenty-five feet, into the river below. The sergeant followed him to the bank, and saw him in the water, bat did not follow further. Siucc that time nothing has been seen nor heard of Bro*vn, and whether he swam to the other shore and deserted, or was drowned, is still a mys tery. Mrs. Holmes, the nurse to whom Mrs. Eckert made the confession, concerning the murder of John Denn, at Helena, has made public what she knows. The crime was committed nine years ago and a re ward of $12,000 failed to find the mur derer, thougli it placed several persons uuder unjust suspicion. Mrs. Eckert, suf of of at the tion in pot will and for ter to ed ris the ical able the has way be that in son, F fering under great mental excitement from her expectation of death, solemnly declared that she herself killed Denn with a hatchet. She induced him to to the ccller to get her a bottle of liquor and while he was not watching she brained him with a hatchet. A man named McIntyre, alias ''Slim Jim," ran off a baud of fifty horses from the vicinity of Fort Shaw and took them across the line into Canada a few day since. A portion of the stolen horses be long to the Sweetland outfit and the bal ance to Clark & Co., at the south fork of Sun river. Mr. Morris, owner of ihe Sweetland ranch has gone to the North west territory to aid in the capture of the thieves, for whom he offers a reward of $200. McIntyre is n noted horsethief and has served a term in the Deer Lodge penitentiary for a theft committed a few years ago from the Sweetland ranches. From Hunter's Hot Springs. Editor Enterprise; This has been an unusually brisk week at the Springs, and, though the weather has been unfa vorable for health and pleasure seekers, the sojourners have adapted their move ments to and made the best of the occa sional sunshine, holding in view the great good the plentiful rains are doing for Montana's great stock interests. Among the prominent visitors at the Springs this past week have been Super intendent A. B. Law and family, who came down in his special car on Saturday last for their first visit at the Springs. Superintendent Law expressed considera ble surprise over the extended improve ments, line accommodations and superb waters of Hunter's Hot Springs as devel oped by his yisit. He also expressed his purpose to make frequent visits here and take advantage of these famous thermal waters. Among others of your townsmen who have been visitors this week and other prominent arrivals, we note Mrs. Samuel Wallace, wife of the genial train dispatcher, George McCauley and wife, Patrick Shea and J. K. McNutt; Rev. E. M. Tower, Missoula; W. E. Meagher and M. O'Connell, Billings; J. M. Berry, late of the Park; A. E. Anderson, Fallon; F. M. Capehart and E. T. Forbes, Jamestown, Dak. It has developed that Marshal King's visit here, in addition to taking needed recreation, was also for the purpose of looking after a prospect discovered by him some two years ago in this neighbor hood, which Louis thinks will develope into as good a gold mine as anything that may be discovered hereabouts. An ice cream festival was given on Tuesday evening last by Mr. and Mrs. A. Rich of the Springs, at theii residence, for the purpose of raising funds for the pur chase of window shades and other needed things for the school house recently com pleted here. Much credit is due Mr. and Mrs. Rich for their liberality in do nating the excellent refreshments and in making the entertainment a success, both financially and socially. Net proceeds, $17.X5- Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Mendenhall of the Sanitarium, Mrs. Dr. W. F. Collins, wife of the resident phy sician; Mrs. Geo. Riter, of Miles City: Miss Cora Marshall, the teacher of our local school: the Misses S. and F. Vail; Miss Bearnestead, Livingston; Miss A. Cosgriff, a teacher recently of the Spring dale school; the Messrs. C. B. James and Alf. Mendenhall, Louis King, John Shear lack, W. E. Gillett, J. K. McNutt, J. M. j Berry, Harris Fargo, James Rouen, S. Kelley, and others to the writer not known. Mr. S. Kelley, a substantial old resi dent and respected citizen of the Springs, who has been spending the past winter at bis old home in Wincousin, returned home last Saturday impressed with the opinion that Montana is good enough for him. It is whispered that Ben Andeison, our popular mail messenger is interested iu the Martins. Mr. W, D. McClellan, the popular sta tion 8gcnt at Springdale, has moved his family back and again taken up his abode in the depot building which has been thoroughly renovated, repainted inside and refurnished throughout. The railroad company has resumed business in the de pot at Springdale and it is understood will soon remove the building and side track to more favorable location about one and a half miles west of the present station. Observer. Excelsior Geyser in Active Eruption. Mammoth Hot Springs, May 9th, 1882.—The Excelsior geyser in "Hell's Half Acre," has been in active eruption for the past nine days. It is the largest geyser in the world. Diameter of wa ter column, sixteen feet, height, three hundred feet. Eruptions occur every forty-five minutes and are from three to five minutes duration. Immense quantities of silica, limestone and lava stones are thrown up with each erup tion. A number of persons have start ed for Firehole basin on horseback. Geyser. Mammoth Hot Springs, May 9, 18S8.—"Hell's Half Acre" is in active eruption as it was in 1882. Capt Har ris and Lieut. Rivers started off to see the phenomenal exhibition. Also Wm. Douglas and C. II Stuart, of the geolog ical survey. The roads are now in pass able condition so that early visitors to the Park may see the most extraordi nary display of volcanic energy that has ever been witnessed. E. Lamartine will start a party through the Golden Gate on Friday to remove fallen trees and prepare the way for carriages. There will no doubt be many early visitors when it is known that the famous Excelsior is in active eruption. G. L. Henderson. Roll of Honor. The following are the names of pupils in the primary room neither absent nor tardy during the month of April; Mollie Savage. Estella Dennis, Mudie Kimball, Laura Densmore, Effie John son, Nellie Johnson, Sadie DeVol, Frank Ebert, Jay Heckman, Sollie Frank. L. A. Flanagan. to is our out of ner in has of ers ing ally and ary as ities to not and chat trict and District Coart. ' The May terni of the district court for Park county convened on Monday last, Judge M. J. Liddell presiding. The following attorneys were in attendance: L. A. Luce and D. C. Campbell, Boze man; John Trumbull, Glendive; J. A. Savage, J. II. Elder and Allan It. Joy. The grand jury was empanneled and after listening to the Judge's charge, retired. The trial jurors were then empan nelled andAhe court proceeded with the hearing of cases, the following having been disposed of: John II. Elder, receiver First National bank of Livingston vs. A. B. Lynd and wife; judgment by default ordered. John H. Elder, receiver of First Na tional Bank of Livingston vs. C. F. Cady; judgment by default. Downen vs. Downen; divorce; con tinued. J. Wilkins vs. Redfield et al.; leave to file amended answer granted. Annie Merrill vs. It. M. McKnight; dismissed at cost of plaintiff. Emma Bamford vs. John Bamford, divorce; referred to Chas. Tappan, ref eree, to take evidence. Jas. Hall vs. II. Gassert etal.; suit in volving mining property; continued. L. D. Bullis vs. G. W. Donaldson; de murrer overruled and leave to file an swer granted. Geo. H. Carver vs. Minneapolis Min ing and Smelting company, attachment; dismissed at cost of plaintiff. J. II. Turley vs. Phil. Bottler; contin ued by consent. Cope vs. Turley; demurrer overruled, and leave to file answer granted. M. Conhauser & Co. vs. M. Both & Co., dismissed at cost of plaintiff. Wesley Franklin vs. Anna Franklin; divorce; granting petition for alimony deferred until attorney for defendant files affidavits. William Stroh vs. George Welcome; continued to first Thursday of next term, Ferdinand Drews vs. David J. Ken nelly; motion for new trial argued and taken under advisement. Wesley P. Franklin vs. Anna Frank lin; divorce; order for alimony made and case fixed without prejudice for Friday, 11th inst. J. F. Wilkin vs. W. II.Redfield et al; forclosure of mortgage. Emanuel Goughnour & Co. vs. Matt Morand; confession of judgement by defendant proven in open court and judgment rendered. Hoffman et al. vs. Samuel A. Beecher; action to quiet title to quartz ciaim; cause continued by consent. Victoria DeVoe vs. Samuel DeVoe; divorce; decree granted. Emma Bamford vs. John Bamford; divorce; decree granted. Brown Bros. vs. Lucy A. Mirrielees; dismissed for want of prosecution. Territory of Montana vs. Ernest Tiv endell; rape. No true bill. Territory of Montana vs. Edward Henly; assault with deadly weapon. Grand jury find no true bill. Territory vs Merritt E. Metcalf; mis feasance is office. A. R. Joy appointed to defend. Trial fixed for 11th inst. Territory of Montana vs. J. R. Hath orn; indicted for maintaining a nui sance. Arraigned and given twenty four hours to plead. Territory of vs. Fred Nelson and Dolly Creighton; fornication. Defend ants discharged, the evidence uot being sufficient to convict. GRAND JURY REPORT. To the Honorable Judge of the First Judicial District, Territory of Montana? We, the grand jury of Park county, having completed the duties devolving upon us, beg to report as follows: We have investigated the charges against the prisoners confined in the county jail and all other matters of al leged violation of law that have been brought before us, and have acted upon the same. We have visited the county jail. The new building erected by the county commissioners is fully adapted for the purposes for which it was designed and is conducted in a manner creditable to our sheriff. Two prisoners are now confined therein; one, however, serving out a penalty imposed. We have also visited the other offices of the county and find that the various duties devolving upon the officers have been performed in a satisfactory man ner and books and records carefully kept, so far as we are able to asoertain in a limited examination. We, however, think that examinations of this nature would be much more valuable if con ducted by an expert appointed by the court, with ample time for thorough investigation. As some misconception has been current among the taxpayers of the county as to the action of'the county commissioners in paying the salary of the county assessor and some other matters, one of the commission ers appeared before us and the follow ing facts were ascertained: The pay ment of $300 for the employment of an assistant and for transcribing property lists, etc., from the records of Gallatin county, though not provided for form ally by law, was an absolute necessity, and the further remuneration of the assessor was, instead of the whole sal ary of $1,800, only $1,050, making the entire cost of his office for the year $1,350. We find that the paupers of the county have been provided for with as little expense to the county as is con sistent with humanity and our facil ities for caring for them. Through information from various sources, we are led to believe that the laws relating to the admission of minors to saloons and drinking places and the allowing of gambling on Sunday are being too generally violated within the county, and, though the information is not sufficient to warrant us in taking steps in the matter»- we would call the attention of all concerned to these laws and the penalties attached to their vio lation; and we would further suggest chat the proper officers be especially vigilant in regard to these offenses,. The grand jury wishes to express its thanks to the Hon. J. A. Savage, dis trict attorney, for his valuable services and uniform courtesy. T, C. Burns, Foreman.