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LIVINGSTON. - - MONTANA. OFFICIAL PAPER OF PARK COUNTY. BEO. H. «RIEHT, - - - Editor and Proprietor. J. 8. STUFF, Associate Editor. SATURDAY. MAY 19, 1888. Entered at the postoffice in Livingston, M. T. •a second-class mail matter. The bills for the admission of Wash ington, North Dakota and Montanaas states were made the special order in the senate for Thursday of next week. The secretary of the treasury has ap proved a new dessgn for a 820 silver certificate. The face of the note has in its center a fine portrait of the late Sec retary Manning. To the right and left of this vignette are figures representing labor and prosperity. The note is de cidedly the finest of the series of silver certificates, and is a very artistic speci men of note engraving. The back is of green, lightened by tracery design, the scroll work beautifully executed. Its preparation will soon be commenced. The senate refuses to depart from the custom of considering treaties in secret session. Three hours were spent in that body Monday discussing Riddleberger's resolution for open consideration of the fisheries treaty and Hoar's resolution for stenographic report of debate, to be made public at the option of the senate. Both were defeated, the democrats voting solidly against them and the re publicans dividing according to indi vidual preference. Consideration of the fisheries treaty was further postponed till next Monday. Washington special: Upwards of 3,300 allotments in various parts of the country have been made to Indians and nearly double that number might have been made by this time had the agents had the requisite funds to get into the field. It was urged upon congress early in the session to make an appropriation of at least 810,000 in the urgency defic iency bill in order to put these agents into the field, but the appropriation com mittee would not comply. This will greatly retard the work on the Montana and great Sioux reservations. The Free Citizens Union, of Montana, is an organization that has for its ob ject a war upon the prohibitionists. Their plan of political operation differs from that of the prohibition party, in that they propose to make no nomina tions but will support candidates of either party who are in smypathy w ith and adhere to the principles of their or der. By this course they evidently ex pect to hold the balance of power, and by united effort elect such representa tive as will secure to them legislation favorable to their interests. The equal rights party held their na tional convention in DesMoines, Iowa, Monday, and nominated the following ticket: For president, Bel va A. Lock wood of Washington, D. C., and vice president, Alfred II. Love of Philadel phia. There were forty votes scattering for Blaine, Allison, Gen. Clinton B, Fisk, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B Anthony and others. The convention adopted a platform favoring women suffrage, pensions for all needy soldiers and sailors, a tariff with free sugar and lumber and the repeal of the tax on whisky and tobacco and unrestricted immigration. The announcement that Harris & Co. of Chicago would take the Bozeman city bonds issued for the purpose of erecting a city hall seems to have been premature. An offer was made by the firm to accept the bonds upon payment of a bonus of 81,250, which the city agreed to give, but Harris & Co. now refuse to take them, alleging that the officials of the city, as well as of the county, seem so changeable and uncer tain in their views that the safe course to avoid further trouble will be taken. It is possible, however, that the real cause of this firm declining to accept the bonds is the misunderstanding be tween them and the county commis sioners of Gallatin with reference to the payment of interest on county bonds and consequent delay in receiving the same. Another attempt will be made to dispose of the city hall bonds by the Bozeman officials and will no doubt be successful. On recommendation of four of the nine stock commissioners of Montana and the representations filed in the gov ernor's office that cattle raised in that part of the state of Texas known as the Panhandle are clear of splenic or Texas fever, Governor Leslie has modified the quarantine against that state. The former proclamation only admitted such cattle from Texas as were driven all the way on foot. The modification per mits shipment of cattle to Montana from Texas that have remained all the time for ninety days or more within «dH Panhandle part of the state north and west of a straight line drawn from the northwest corner of Wilbarger county to the southeast corner of Pre sido county. The shipper must make affidavit before a notary public of Mon tana that stock so shipped was in the Panhandle ninety days preceding their start from there to this territory. This modification was made in the interest of stockmen of Custer and Dawson counties who desired to restock their ranges with Texas cattle. The objec tion to driving from that state is that cattle would reach Montana so late in the season that they would not become sufficiently acclimated to withstand the rigors of winter weather. The national republican committee, acting upon the theory that Dakota should be entitled to the same repre sentation as she would be if a state, gave that territory six delegates to the national convention. The republicans of Dakota are dissatisfied with this ap portionment and insist that if their rights as a state are to be considered they should be entitled to ten delegates. They base their claim upon the census of 1885, which gave them a population of 416,000 and would entitle them to three congressional districts and six delegates, besides the four at large. Taking this view of the situation, the Jamestown convention on Wednesday elected ten delegates and will attempt to have them recognized in the Chicago convention. The Washington territory convention also ignored the apportion ment of the national committee by se lecting six delegates instead of two, pre sumably upon the grounds that the ter ritory is entitled to the same represen tation as it would be as a state. It is hardly possible that the additional delegates from either territory will be admitted to seats in the national con vention, although the justice of the de mand is apparent to all when it is con sidered that they are entitled to state hood. Tuxation in the Territories. The senate committee on the territo ries have under consideration a measure for the relief of municipalities in the territories of a more comprehensive form than before the house. It provides that all city corporations within the territories which own in their corporate capacity substantial improvements and real estate equal to or in excess of their bonded debt and all other liabilities are empowered to bond in due form for nec essary improvements, such as public buildings, water works, sewers, street lighting, paving and grading, to an amount not exceeding 4 per cent, of the assessed valuation of said cities, in ad dition to their present bonded debt. That where by their charters such cit ies are authorized to make local im provements chargeable to the property benefited thereby and to issue bonds therefor such bonds shall not be consid ered as general city indebtedness, affect ing the limit of such city's power to is sue bonds, nor shall the warrants issued for the ordinary running expenses of such city government drawn upon the current funds appropriated be consid ered in such calculations. The support ers of this measure say that it is abso lutely necessary in order to relieve the growing and thriving cities from the obstruction to their progress caused by the general act of July 30,1886, limit ing the power of such municipalities to contract debt. It can also be said that those members of congress who have given the matter consideration are of the same opinion. Meeting: of Press Association. W. H. Southerlin, editor of the Rocky Mountain Husbandman and president of the Montana Press association, has issued the following address to the members of the Montana press: "The date of the fourth annual meet ing of the Montana Press association has been fixed for Thursday, June 28 1888, and I take this opportunity of re questing all members and those engaged in the editorial departments of the press of Montana to make such preparations as will enable them to answer to the roll call in the city of Great Falls at 12 m. on said day. The importance of the fraternity coming together, becoming better acquainted and deliberating upon matters of their mutual interest cannot be too highly estimated. Having la bored incessantly in the sanctum for twelve long months, it is meet that they lay aside the pencil and business cares and enter into the spirit of this occa sion, the personal enjoyment of the so ciety of each other. Ample transporta tion arrangements are in course of pre paration and will be so perfected that none need stay away, and as for the woik at home, give the scissors to the foreman and the editorial chair to the 'devil,' who will say the editor is on a 'lark' and get out th<* best paper of the year, while you join in the recreation Arrangements have been made for en tertainment in the way of letters, papers and addresses, w hich will occupy a por tion of the time. The entire assemblage will be the guests of the people of the enterprising city of Great Falls, who, besides joining in the festivities, will accompany the visitors to prominent places of interest in that vicinity. Ex cursions among the islands in the steamer Fern, by carriage to a point where will be seen the great cataract, the most magnificent water power in the country, and greatest living spring known to the people of the Rocky mountain region; also by rail to the Sand Coulee coal mines and dow n the Manitoba to the great Milk river valley, with short stops at Fort Benton and Fort Assinaboine, are in contemplation. It is hoped that the members of the Montana press will turn out to a man, and bring along with them their sweet hearts, w'ives and daughters." Worthy His Hire. Sunday Record: The salary law now in force is ridiculous enough, but the law which goes into effect in December is still worse, and aspirants for office are not as numerous as they would be were adequate compensation for the du ties performed provided. No county has a right to expect good men to work for a niggardly income. Efficient ser vice is demanded and should be suitably remunerated. When the next session of the territorial legislature meets the compensation of public officials should receive careful attention and the remu neration of the officeholder should be commensurate with the duties expected and required. The salary should be suf ficient to induce the best of our citizens to aspire to office, not with a desire for gain, but with the knowledge that for faithful service they would be suitably rewarded. A parsimonious and insuf ficient salary law is but an inducement to men to become dishonest, and it is better to pay good men a reasonable and just amount than to be robbed by office seekers who possess no qualification for place. Montana Knight» Templar. Representatives from the several comuianderies of the territory met at Helena Monday and formed a territo rial grand cominandery. There are at present four chartered commanderies in Montana, located at Virginia City, Helena, Butte and Miles City, besides the one in this city and one at Billings working under dispensation. A con vention was first held composed of Knights Templar entitled to sit in the grand council, which body was con vened and proceeded to adopt a consti tution and by-laws, after which the or der was formally installed and the fol lowing officers elected: Sir Knight A. J. Fisk, of Helena, R. E. G. C.; Sir Knight A. II. Barrett, of Butte, V. E. D. G. C.; Sir Knight E. A. Kreidler, of Miles City, E. G. G.; Sir Knight I. R. Alden, of Helena, E. C. G.; Sir Knight F. T. Webb, of Helena, E. G. P.; Sir Knight W. N. Baldwin, of Helena, E. G. S. W.; Sir Knight H. G. Valeton, of Butte, £. G. J. W.; Sir Knight A. J. Da vidson, of Helena, E. G. T.; Sir Knight C. Hedges, of Helena, E. G. R.; Sir Knight A. L. Babcock, of Billings, E, G. Std. B.; Sir Knight E. D. Neill, of Helena, E. G. Sd. B.; Sir Knight F. W Wright, of Livingston, E. G. W.; Sir Knight A. J. Dusseau, of Butte, E. G C. G. _ _ The fleet Sugar Industry. Claus Spreckles, who is 60 years old and has made himself a millionaire many times over, is credited with say ing that he has only just begun his life work. This is the establishment in America of the beet sugar industry on a basis that will permanently benefit agriculturists and incidentally it is his purpose to annihilate the sugar trust, Philadelphia engineers and draughts men are at work on the plans for his new refinery in that city. With these additional facilities Mr. Spreckles says he will soon be able to supply half of all the sugar consumed in the United States. He is confident he can make sugar cheaper than the trust. The fail ure of the beet root sugar experiments in America he attributes to the lack of experience. The few r skilled workmen imported were not familiar with all the steps of the process. This is where Mr. Spreckles claims to have the advantage, lie trains his men personally for each department and has made the raising of beet root sugar a success in Califor nia. Equally good results he declares can be obtained throughout the east and by affording a ready market he is prepared to prove that the farmer who is extremely fortunate if he gets 810 for an acre of wheat may get 8100 for the same acre if the crop is sugar beets and at the same time enrich and not impoverish the soil. Huron, Dak., special: The opening of the great Sioux reservation will be no special advantage to the people at large for several years. It will require the remainder of the year to secure the necessary number of signatures by the Indians. All of 1889 will be required to survey it; most of 1890 will be used up in having these surveys put through the United States land office. Not un til the end of that year can settlers oc cupy the land, and then only homestead ers can take it. They must live on it for four years and then pay fifty cents an acre for it. No More Slavery in Brazil. The Brazilian legation at Washington has received information from Roderigo Silve, minister of foreign affairs, that the Brazilian Parliament has approved the government bill completely abolish ing slavery, and that it w as sanctioned by the regent on the 13th inst. The minister also states that this action met with extraordinary manifestations of rejoicing. The department also received a similar telegram from Senal Dazilva, w hich w as immediately sent to the presi dent. The follow ing reply w T as sent to Minister Dazilva: The president di rects me to convey to your government his congratulations upon the abolition of slavery in Brazil, and to express his personal hope and expectation that the freedom thus extended will result in in creased happiness and prosperity in your country. J. F. LONG, —Manufacturer of SADDLES AND HARNESS Repairing Neatlv and Promptly Done at Reasonable Prices. A full Stock of StocI Saules, Bridles, dtaperajos, Bits and SPURS always on hand. Belts art Fistel Holders ie Steck aid Made ta Order. LIVINGSTON. MONT. ^ALJo^i POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of purity, strength and wholesomeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude of low test, short weight alum or phosphate Pudere, hold only in cans. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 106 Wall St.. N. Y. Children Cry for PITCHER'S morn Health and Sleep without Morphine. "Castoria is so well adapted to children that I recommend it as superior to any prescription known to me." H. A. Archer, M. D. 82 Portland A.ve., Brooklyn, N. Y. "I use Castoria in my practice, ami find it specially adapted to affections of children. Alex. Robertson, M. D., 1057 2d Ave., New York. The Centaur Co., 182 Fulton St., N. Y. ALBEMAR LE Sample Room, MAIN STREET. Ilandsomely Equipped with BILLIARD AND POOL TABLES, CLUB ROOMS, ETC. Elegant Bar and Fixtures, supplied with the Best WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS, both Imported and Domestic SHELF GOODS A SPECIALTY. GBATt WETZSTEIN, Malta WINDSORRESTAURANT, W Livingston Mont. F . KIRBY, Proprietor. Rates—$1.25 per day ; Meals. 25 cents. Board and Lodging bv the week $6.50; Board or Meal Tickets, $5.00. ALSO PROPRIETOR OF TI1E HALF WAT HOUSE at Myersburg on the Castle Mountain Roid Dinner Station for the Castle Stage, HOTEL, POSTOFFICE and STORE. Keep a stock of General Merchandise, Cigars and Tobacco. Also Feed and stabling at Reason able prices. W. F. SHEARS, Wholesal e and Retail Dealer in ■, FISHING nw, MONITION AND ALL KINDS OF SPORTING GOODS. The Largest and Finest stock of Fishing Tackle, Hunters' and Trappers' Outfits in the West. Prices quoted on application. Exporter and Dealer in RAW FUR, HIDES And all kinds of GAME HEADS. Send for Price List. * I have been appoiuled by Baker & Hamilton, of California, Montana A »ent for BURGON & BALL SHEEP SHEARS ! Can supply them in any quantity at their regular prices. All orders sent to them from Montana will be referred to me. All kinds of Gan Repairing done in first-class shape. Satisfaction guaranteed. Reference: National Park Bank. 1 n«nl< C* I In!...!., ns t C orrespondence Solicited. ) raPK Ol., L.IVIMC|StOll, M, T, E. J. OWENHOUSE, Mannfa/ttiisas ■__•__ • Manufacturer of and Dealer in HARNESS, WHIPS, Ghapajoros, Etc., Etc. SADDLES, Bridles, Bits, and Spurs. Repairing Promptly Attended to at Reasonable Prices. Corner Main and Calendar Streets, LIVINGSTON, M. T, LEGAL BLANKS. The Enterprise Office now has on hand all ot the following Blanks at the prices quoted, 75Cts. per Doz., or 50c Half Doz: Liens, Ranch Claims, Warrantee Deeds, Deeds of Mining Claims, Water liigbt Declarations, Extension of Chattel Mortgage. Notice of Mininjj Location, Quit Claim Deeds, Chattel Mortgages, and Mortgages. Affidavit of Reresentation of Quartz Lode. Leases. Satisfaction of Mortgage at 50 cents per dozen or 30 cents per half dozen. Also, a full line of Probate Blanks. . Anv Blanks not kept in stock will be printed and supplied on short notice when ordered. ta©—Mail Orders promptly attended to. GEO. H. WRIGHT. JOHN O. SAX, NEWS AND FRUIT DEALER, AND CONFECTIONER. The latest eastern Dailies. 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Sold in Livingston by C. W. Savage, sole agent, A. B. LIND, Estimates furnished on all kinds of work. Brick work a specialty. Manufacture Brick, nml will contract to supply; quantity to suit purchasers, rr will lay' them in wall as may be ilesii ed. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA, For First-Class fort or Anything in the Jewelry Line Go or Send to W. P- MULHOLLAND City Jewelry Store. Livingston, M, T. 43 ■f,/ 1r O y ist? /t 5 THOMPSON BRos New Goods! We have opened the Season's business on a basis 0 f * Low Prices, with every facility for maintaining same and showing the latest and best produ?. e R * tions as presented in the market. We have all the latest Novelties in WASH GOODS! Plain and Tufted Ginghams, Toile du Nords, SeersucV* Percales and Batistes. e New and Elegant White Goods r • R Swiss, Nansooks, Victora Lawn, 150 pieces of newH a à burghs—a big drive. New patterns in Table Lineup Napkins, Dinner Table Sets, Oriental Laces and Flouncing of every description, all sold very much lower than ever before. OUR DRESS GOODS DEPARTMEI Comprises the celebrated Jamestown Worsted Goods, Henrietta Cloth, Spring shade Flannels, Etc. A füll line of Braided and Beaded Sets. A new assortment of Silk, Shetland, Cashmere Shawls and Wraps, An extensive line of Ladies' and Misses' Muslins! Under garments, novelties in knit under wear, Hosi Bed Spreads, Corsets, Kid Gloves, Silk and Lace Gloves and Mitts, lies' Tnmeä anfl Minei H We have also added many new goods to our extensive stock of Boots and Shoes, And can fit any foot of the smallest Baby to the St. Louis Belle. Gentlemen who appreciateil Shoe for wear ana fit, should not fail to look over our stock of Eastwood Shoes, lu handswf Goodier welts. The Finest Line of Cow Boy Hats in the tity And a full line of Soft and Stiff Hats, Engineer's Cl Linen, Flanel and Straw Hats and Caps in great variet}'. We make a specialty of Gloves of all the new r patterns and best makes. OUR STOCK OF IS NEW AND COMPLETE. A new stock of California Cassimeres just received, are agents for one of the best merchant tailors and caj guarantee a perfect fit and at a reasonable price. We will guarantee the lowest possible prices on FURNISHING GOODS. Our stock is complete and second to none in towm A New Stock of WHITE AND FANCY SHIRTS, COTTON, LISLE AND WOOLEN UNDEBW! Hose, and an immense stock of Summer Neckve^ -OUR 8TOCK OF-- GROCERIES! is immense and we will quote prices with any c° nC f Eastern Montana. We are agents still for the ce brated roller process "QLI M a -y » FI-iOtnR and the best brands of Montana Flonr, every sack of is warranted. We sell "ELAINE" OIL. by the barrel, case or gallon. This is the be» 1 ül ' Family Safeguard." BSsTWe are always pleased to see our custo® merchandise given in exchange for Butter, kinds of produce. THOMPSON BB ft Corner Main and Calendar Sts., - LIVINGS^'