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Wo tl cn] un uns ton ♦ t 'T ♦ yOL. 5 ■ NO. 52. LIVINGSTON. MONTANA, SATURDAY. MAY 26, 1888. PRICE 10 CENTS ïiriagistott (Entwpïtet. LIVINGSTON. gE0 . H. weight, MONTANA. Publisher. SATURDAY. MAY 26, 1888. Illl-TIOH IlATKs On 1 * . ,, Il l m'titn r « filBff 1 * 1 r ' I___-— ntl»? -PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. .$3 00 . 1 50 . 1 00 . 10 w. J, S11AWK, M. D. l'HTSlCIAN AND SlHGKOX, jNs.STON, M. T. Office— Albemarle Drug M. WILLIAMS, NOTARY PUBLIC, HOllIfS COAL MINE, - MONTANA. 211 H) M F f )RS A t"A VA6 R, Conn* v Attorney. - 4 va».k A ELDER, " La* tkbs and Notaries Public. BmI Bitat* mmé Loans. - ,1 .t,. ldun» un improved farina ami ranches , from U. S. Money loaned onap 6 r'.Ved clmt^el mortgage security. 1 f LIVINGSTON. MONT. , LIAS R. JOY, *■ ATTORNEY AT LAW NOTARY rCBI.IC. Money Insurance and_R«*»l Estate to Loan. „miiu c - Land Office V 1'. Ii- K- Lands. Particular attention matters.— Agency for PR K. D. ALTON. DR. W. II. CAMPBELL. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. Officfl In the National Park Bank building, corner Main and Park streets.___ D R. W. C. SEULBKEDE, DENTIST, h»e permanently located in Livingston First class' operations performed, and satisfaction guaranteed. Office in Krieger building, Main St. L. A. LICE. -»OWN LUCK. T UCE £ LUCE, ^ ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW. B05BMAN, - __ - MONTANA, jy Will attend the Courts of Park County..^) g M. PARKS, GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT, Office in rear of Postoffice Building, LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. Mml Part Bat OF LIVINGSTON. WM. M. WRIGHT, President. J. •. THOMPSON, Vice Pres. C. H. STEBBIN3, Cashier. E. H. TALCOTT, Asst. Cashier. BOARO OF DIRECTORS : |W. M. WRIGHT, E. GOUGI1NOUR. ! I S. THOMPSON, GEO. T. CHAMBERS, U JUllEGER. A. W. MILES. C. II. STEBBINS. GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS THAN 8 ACTED. Exchange on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. Ixtkrest Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS. Collections Promptly Attended to. LOWER MAIN STREET FEED CORRAL, BILLY MILES & BRO. PROPRIETORS. BALED HAY, CHOP FEED, WHEAT and OATS for sale by the pound or in CAR LOTS. Best of care given to all Stock placed in my care. Prices Reasonable Prescription Drug Store. BANK BLOCK, Main street, livingston, m. t. *> wish to inform all our old customers, and ft« many new ones aft will be plôâftca to call, that their orders for any MBS AID DRUGGISTS SUNDRIES! Hi he filled promptly and to their entire satis faction. We are running this business on the square plan of Paying Cash for Our Goads, k5 - we thus secure Quality and Lower Prices! trovnahled to share the benefit of both with ° ur friends. Among new goods coming, will be a ffi°<l selection of Artists' Colors and Materials. _ PRESCRIPTIONS Being our specialty, *as alwavs, be compounded of Purest Drugs »ad with Absolute Accuracy. J. E. FERTE A CO. THE OASIS! J. W. NELSON, Prop. Having J ist completed our new building on Main street, and furnished the same with every thing appertaining to a first class liar, we are prepared to greet all our old irfends and as M *a> new ones as will favor us with a call. JULIA WETZSTEIN, Tkacubr of tub Piano Fobte Ststkm (( jier Conservatory of Music, Stuttgart, Germany. • if Beginners and Advanced Scholars * Taugbt._ÆJ JOHN H ELDER, Receiver 1st Nat'l Bank ® 08 t Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars Constantly on hand. sain STREET, LIVINGSTON The and J. has and won to the for on kee of bei No. the our for A. A 00 50 00 10 NORTHERN PACIFIC II RAILROAD! The direct line between SAINT PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, Or DULUTH, And all points In Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington Territory, OREGON, British Columbia, Puget Sound and ALASKA, Express Trains Daily, to which are attached PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS ELEGANT DINING CARS. NO CHANGE of CARS BETWEEN ST. PAUL and PORTLAND On any class of Tickets, EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. The only all rail line to the YELL0WST0INE PARK! Full information in regard to tho Northern Pa cific lines can be obtained free by addressing CHAS. S. FEE, General Passenger Agent. St. Paul, Minr Minnesota & Northwestern R. R. Co. Chicago A St. Louis Short Line. MINNEAPOLIS " ST.PAUL Minnesota * Northwestern Dodge C. Railroad, ^ Q Connection, Waterloo d . SJndepcnoSee •€ » »nXLv ]l At ihalrOLflubuqu« >wn — Konteinmo Co OrlCnellV 4fO' DES BOIRES Centro T _ *2 Orel*® WochcO«- ^ Keitbsburg — "• PEORIA KlrkivlUe V QMnconC. It ox?. OITY PIONEER PflCSS, 8T T.LOUIS The onlv line in the Northwest running Pullman's ELEGANT BUFFET SLEEPERS and com bination SLEEPING and CHAIR CARS. Popular Route to Chicago and tho East. Short Line to St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth, Galveston, San Frahcisco and ail California points, New Orleans and Florida J. A. MacGREGOK. J. A. HANLEY, Trav. Ft. and Pass. Agt. Traffic Manager, St. Paul, Minn. HO OTHER RAILWAY IN THE NORTHWEST has in so short a period gained the reputation and popularity enjoyed by the Wisconsin Central Line- From a comparatively un known factor in the commercial world, it lias been transformed to an independent, influential, grand Through Route, with magnificent depots, eupiirb equipment and unsurpassed terminal fac ilities , Through careful catering to details, it has 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 aie up to ghest 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 line, between Minneapolis and St. Paul, and Milwaukee and Chicago, and Duluth and Milwau kee and Chicago, are the following thriving cities of Wisconsin and Michigan: New Richmond, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Ashland, Hurley, Wis., Ironwood, Mich., Bessemer, Mich., Stevens Point, Neenab, Menasha, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Waukesha, and Burlington, Wis. For detailed information, lowest current rates, bei the, etc., via this route, to any point in the South or East, apply to nearest Ticket Agent, or address Wm S. Mallen. James Barker, General Manager. Gen. Pass. & Ticket Agent MILWAUKEE. F. H. Hanson, Northwestern Passenger Agent, No. 19 Nicollet House Block, Minneapolis, Minn. BEADY FOB BUSINESS V» ■■ Between Great Falla, Fort Benton, Aeeinni - boine, Da wee and other Montana pointe • and Grand Forks, Fergus Falle, Fargo, Watertown, Aberdeen, Ellendale, St. Paul, Minneapolie, 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 completed at Great Falls, Benton, Big Sanay, Beaverton, Poplar, Montana: Bufora, Towner, Minot, Dakota; and Crookston, Minnesota—containing all the latest a a ■visMii a improve* s:?*/; UinffîhL asâ Our ex- m cellent Roadway and Equipment, with light grades, has made our lowest average time on stock trains 20} miles per hour. föTBates always as Low as the Lowest, If you are going East or South, send to our nearest Agent, or the undersigned, for rates and other information, which will be cheerfully furnished. A. L. Mohlkr, C. H. Wahren, Gen'l Frt. Agent. Gen'l Posa Agent w.s. Alexander, A. Manvel, den i Traffic Manager. Gen'i Manager. • ST. PAUL, MINK. Moi» News Start A. CR00NQUIST, 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. HEWS OF THE WEEK. Ten incites of snow fell at Rapid City, Dakota, on Sunday last. United States Senator Gibson, of Louis iana, was re-elected Wednesday. Five hundred persons have been drowned by floods in Mésopotamie. Seven blocks of business houses and residences in Palouse City, Washington territory, were burned on the 18th. Loss $250,000. John L. Sullivan has purchased a third interest in John B. Dorris' circus and will accompany the show on its summer tour of the United States, starting about June 1st. Alden J. Blethcn has severed his con nection with the Minneapolis Tribune, having disposed of his interest in that pa per to W. E. Haskell, the present man aging editor. Monster meetings of working men are be ing held throughout Germany and strikes arc spreading. At Mayence and Hamburg collisions have occurred between the strikers and the police. The committee on finance have ordered a reverse report on the fractional currency bill, but in its place a bill was reported reducing the fee upon postal notes for less than ouc dollar to one cent. The Indian appropriation bill reported to the senate Thursday contains no pro vision for the Indians of the northern res ervations of Montana, they having been provided for in the act for opening the reservation. The anarchists will resume their propa ganda, "The Alarm." It will be removed from Chicago to New York and printed in English. Herr Most and Henry Lon don, an English anarchist, will have a band in its management. A cyclone swept over Brownton, Texas, Wednesday, destroying Methodist, Bap tist and Congregational cuhrches and eight dwellings. One person was killed and eight, including the sheriff and county recorder, were fatally wounded. A party of vigilantes captured and lynched a party of four horse thieves near Woodland, Idaho, last week. Two of them were noted outlaws known as Chit wood and Dandy Hook. The brothers of Chitwood have declared vengeance. Senator Blair's new' Sunday bill pro vides for the absolute cessation of labor and commerce on the Lord's day. It pro hibits mails from being transported or delivered and forbids all assemblages on that day only those of a religious nature. Senator Sherman has introduced a bill to appropriate $25,000 for the erection in Washington of a monument to the mem ory of George Rogers Clark, in recogni tion of his eminent services in the occupa tion and conquest of the northwestern ter ritory. of by the sion the of to will ern cific the sas sion ., . . , r na , At Argoma, Kansas, on the 23rd, a cy- f me cut its wav through the thickest 'or clone cut its way througl portion of the place. Among the build ings destroyed are the Methodist church, Palace hotel and a number of stores and dwellings. Several persons were severely injured by flying timbers. At the Tuesday evening session of the general conference of the Methodists at New York Dr. J. H. Vincent and Dr. James N Fitzgerald were elected bishops. A resolution .was carried making the time limit five years. Thursday Drs. New man and Goodsell were also elected bishhops. A special from Mason City, Iowa, says : Notices are now being posted in all the division round houses on the C., B. & Q. railroad that after May 20th all engineers unable to run their engines without the aid of s pilot will be dismissed from ser vice. This will take off about 60 percent of the new engineers. The sub-committee of the national re publican convention of Chicago has just closed a contract with Mr. Frestrall of Topeka, Kansas, for the appearance of tfie renowned Topeka Republican Flambeau club to give one of its fire works displays in Chicago during the convention. The club will head the Kansas delegation and will he seventy-five strong. In the fight between Joe McAuliffe, heavy weight champion of the Pacific coast, and Frank Glover, of Chicago, which took place at San Francisco, Mon day night, each of. the principals put up $1,000, w ith a purse of $1,750 offered by the club, making the purse $3,750. Glover was knocked out in the 49th round. Time, three and a quarter hours. Gas escaping in the basement of the First National bank at St. Cloud, Minn., exploded Friday evening. The building is a total wreck. The front was blown across the street, shattering the buildings on the other side. Many people were on the street and a large number were hurt, ttye following seriously : E. Keeler, J. A. Kahn, A. L. Huber and J. Whitney. William F. Cody, Indians, cowboys, animals, tents and paraphernalia, arrived Sunday at New York on the Persian Mon arch. The deck was crowded with the company. Buffalo Bill was of course the center of attraction. The shore was lined with spectators, many of whom had field glasses. All are to proceed to Erastina, Staten Island, where the Wild West show opens May 30th. The great Mississippi floods have been slowly abating the past week. In Illinois over 250,000 acres of the richest farming lands along the river were inundated and the aggregate loss to crops will reach $3,000,000. The damage to levees, houses and railroads will approximate $6,000,000. much sickness prevails among the people who were driven from their homes by floods, owing to want and exposure. The president will leave Washington on next Tuesday evening for New York, to take part in the memorial exercises in that city and in Brooklyn the following day. He will review the parade in New York in the morning and in Brooklyn in the afternoon. At the close of the exer cises in Brooklyn he will go to Jersey City and take the first train for Washing ton. Mrs. Cleveland will not accompany the president on this occasion. Wednesday morning a freight train on the Rock Island railroad went through a bridge near Randolph Point, Missouri, the the ing tract of to a the not deal that the and for part gage nish are may the ter the out in have in five from den went from the the yond the ties crashing into a ravine, twenty-five feet deep. A short time after a freight train on the Hannibal & St. Jo road went through a bridge which adjoined the Rock Island and which had been weakened by the first wreck. Two engineers, a fire man and two tramps were killed. A woman probably 80 years of age was picked up dead near the Union Pa cific railroad track close to Squaw creek, three miles from Pocatello, Idaho, Mon day. She had been en route from Kansas City to Oregon, where she was going to visit her son. She had said that her son sent for her to come to Portland, where her nephew could not abuse her. She was missed from the train and a telegram led to the discovery of her body. Her death was probably purely accidental. A convention of delegates from many of the state and local bar associations of the country, having for its object the foimation of a national bar association, met in Washington Monday. The call for the convention was issued one month ago by the Bar association of the District of Columbia. Among the state associations represented were those of Vermont, New York, Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennes gee, Georgia, Alabama, Montana and Cal ifornia. Col. J. H. Broadbead of St. Louis was elected chairman. Railroad Items. It is stated that Henry Villard is to be elected president of the Oregon Transcon tincntal company. The Missoulian says : Track laying was resumed on the Missoula & Bitter Root Valley road yesterday. There are only some ten miles of iron to put down and the advent of the iron horse into Grants dale is a matter of the near future. The second crossing of the Bitter Root was completed some time ago, and there is now no obstacle in the way of the speedy completion of the road to the upper valley metropolis. Vice President and General Manager Oakes lias notified the railroad commis sion of Minnesota that passenger rates over the main line, leased roads and branches of the Northern Pacific will be reduced to three cents a mile in that state. This will make the fare from St. Paul to Fargo $7.25, a reduction of $2.15. Through rates from St. Paul to all Dakota and Montana points will be reduced by the same amount as the Fargo rate. A decision has been filed by the inter state commerce commission in the case of Martin & Co. of Denver against the South ern Pacific company and the Union Pa cific company. The chief question in volved is that of the greater charge for the shorter haul from San Francisco to Denver than for the longer haul to Kan sas City over the same line. The conclu sion of the commission is that no adequate ground now exists upon which the greater charge for the shorter haul to Denver than f f „ ... . iastified 'or that to Kansas Uty can bejuswiea. A report is in circulation that the Nor thern Pacific is to follow the example of the Northwestern and put on vestibule trains from St. Paul to Tacoma as soon as the Cascade tunnel is in thorough work ing order. It is understood that the con tract with Pullman for a full complement of new sleepers has been so amplified as to include the application of the vestibule principle. The Northwestern has made a ten strike by the new innovation and the Northern Pacific people are deter rained not to he behind any of its con necting lines in the matter of improve ments. Only one or two of the new Pull mans have a3 yet been put on, and it will not require much time or expense to re construct them on the vestibule basis. Milwaukee special: The report that Villard is soon to he in control of the Northern Pacific railway and Oregon Transcontinental company arouses a good deal of interest here, owing to the fact that the Wisconsin Central railway is also controlled by Villard and his friends. When the money market was tight and the company had difficulty to meet the demands upon it, Villard came forward and on a few days' notice furnished the Oregon Transcontinental company with $5,000,000, which relieved it of all em barrassment. He also found purchasers for the Oregon Railway and Navigation bonds. This year Villard took a large part of the Northern Pacific third mort gage bonds. Villard's friends in Ger many have not only been willing to fur nish large sums of money for these, hut are ready to continue to do so, so far as may be required, and they have pur chased a large amount of the Oregon Transcontinental company's stock with the expectation that Villard will hereaf ter be prominent in the management of the company. CASTLE CULLINGS. [From the News.] The GonghnoUr saw mill is being moved out seven miles, where timber is more plenty, this week. The past week has been an exciting one in Castle with the new strikes in the mines and the many new arrivals. F. L. Hensley had the misfortune to have his collar hone broken in two places in a friendly scuffle with a Swede one ev ening this week. If saloons are an indication of a lively town, we certainly have plenty of indica tions, There are seven already and two more being bnilt,. Williams & Kreiger have sunk thirty five feet on the Antelope mine, continu ously in ore. It is thought the lead is from twenty to forty feet in width. A sample assayed thirty-eight onnees. Dunn & Donavan received returns last week from the «ample of ore of the Hid den Treasure mine sent to Omaha. It went seventy ounces silver, $8 in gold and fitty-nine ounces lead. The county commissioners have appro priated $500 for improving the road out from Castle. A new section from the slaughter house along the north side of the creek to Moore's ranch will lie built. The owners of the Great Eastern mine claim Woolsten has forfeited his rights on the bond by allowing work to cease be yond the space of ten days and not paying the workmen, and they will let other par ties take bold of it. of ful the H. ing can of of by try are the ter the in at der in kill He of vor tax a for also the bat for of MONTANA NEWS. Eight prisoners escaped from the cala boose at Missoula Monday night. Postmaster General Dickinson has al lowed an extra $800 clerk to the Helena postoffice. Missoula is to be lighted by electricity, the dynamo and necessary wires having been ordered. Four prisoners confined in the city jail at Butte made their escape Tuesday by excavating underneath the stone wall. Charles Dickens, Jr., is giving a series of readings from his father's works, in the territory. He appears at Helena to-night. Col. W. F. Sanders will deliver the ad dress at Bozeman on Memorial day. Though a resident of Helena, he is a mem ber of William English post at Bozeman. Hans Hanson, formerly a civil engineer and well known in the western country, fell overboard at the scamboat excursion at Great Falls Sunday and was drowned. Hanson is supposed to have relatives in Minnesota. A young man named Tlios. Harten fell down a shaft of the South Montana mine ftt Marysville last Friday, a distance of over 100 feet. He struck the bottom just as five blasting charges exploded and was instantly killed. Stevcnsville Tribune : The Ravilli mon ument is being placed and the work is being superintended by Messrs. Catlin am Hatch. The monument is a grand piece of work and will recall many incidents of early days in the Bitter Root valley. The trial of Clayton for the killing of Maddux near Melrose in August last has been in progress in the district court at Butte this week. It will be remembered that the quarrel which resulted in the killing arose over a piece of hay land claimed by both parties. The jury re turned a verdict Thursday of murder in the second degree. The city election at Butte on Monday was a sweeping victory for the republic ans, who elected the whole city ticket and secured nine out of the thirteen aldermcu elected. Four tickets were m the field— republican, democrat, labor and citizens'. The plurality for Hamilton, republican candidate for mayor, was 287, out of a total vote of 1,634« President McMillan, of the College of Montana, located at Deer Lodge, who has recently returned from a trip cast in the interest of the college, has been success ful in his mission and added largely to the amount subscribed in Montana for new college buildings, the work on which will begin within a month. The additions will cost about $25,000. The large saw mill and machinery of H. P. Heacock at Florence, on the Mis soula & Bitter Root railroad, was de stroyed by fire on Saturday last. The fire originated in the engine room from burn ing shavings carelessly dropped into a can of machine oil. Nearly $3,000 worth of Improvements had been put in this spring. The total loss is about $10,000, witli no insurance. In a drunken row at Argenta on Friday of last week John Bortill was killed by having his neck broken. There are two reports of the affair, one to the effect that Bortill kicked at an adversary and, falling backwards, struck upon his head, and the other that he was struck and knocked down and upon being picked up it was found his neck was broken. The latter story is the most generally accepted. Yellowstone Journal: Troop A, of the Seventh cavalry, now in camp on the banks of the Yellowstone, were serenaded by the regimental band of the Fifth infan try last night and farewells spoken. They expect to take up their march to Fort Meade to-day, and from there will pro ceed to Fort Riley, Kansas, where they are to be permanently stationed. This is the first break in the old garrison of Fort Keogh. The moving troop is officered by Capt. Moylan and Lieutenant Harmon. The department commander, upon the recommendation of the chief quartermas ter of the department, has awarded a con tract to Sidney Paget of Miles City for furnishing the army with 133 cavalry horses at $118^.95 per head. It has been the practice heretofore to purchase horses intended for the service in the south, but from want of acclimation and other causes entirely satisfactory results could not be obtained. The experiment of purchasing them in the region where they are to be used, both in point of price as well as ser vice, has proven successful. Missoulian : Last Friday Theodore Bernard and Herman Hutter of Missoula, in company with another gentleman, started down the Missoula river on a pros pecting expedition. The party camped at Six Mile Creek that evening and Ber nard took some giant powder and went down the stream to kill some fish for sup per. Just how it happened will never be known, but it is supposed that the pow der exploded in his hands, blowing both arms off and mangling liis body and face in a shocking manner. When his com panions reached him he begged them to kill him and relieve him of his sufferings. He lingered ten hours, when death oc curred as a result of his wounds. A case was decided in the district court of Lewis and Clark county Monday in fa vor of the city of Helena and against the Western Union Telegraph company. Action was brought by the city of Helena against the Western Union Telegraph company to compel the payment of a city tax of $25 per annum, and also to collect a fine of $100 which had been imposed for the non-payment of the tax. The company held that the tax was illegally imposed, and that being so the fine was also illegal and not collectable. Judge McConnell, in an oral decision, held that both tax and fine were legal, but thought the fine excessive and reduced it to $10, bat gave judgments against the company for the amounts stated and costs. Notice of appeal was given. to of its A justice of the peace at Pentwater, Mich., recently sentenced a man to ninety nine years' imprisonment for shooting an other man's hog. He said he would have banged the miscreant if the laws of Mich igan had included hanging among the punishments to be used in extreme cases. St. of A New Coal Company. Independent: The Montana Coal com pany was incorporated Monday and held its first meeting of the incorporators for the election of officers. Dr. R. R. Smith of Helena was elected president; Moses Morris, vice president; J. Dawson, secre tary; Herman Hitch ton, treasurer, and Bullard & Barbour, attorneys. The com pany controls five rich veins of coal at Red Lodge, being respectively ten, twelve, fourteen, seventeen and twenty-two feet thick, and all solid coal. These veins are part of a series discovered by John Ray, W. McNella, Gilbert Patterson, Al. Fair green, Ridley Lumley and N. French, all old coal miners, some of whom have been retained by the company. The mines lie in a beautiful valley not quite a mile wide. The surrounding buttes are 250 feet high and in many instances run off in table lands of great width and perfectly level. The Rocky Fork railroad will run through the valley and cross a portion of the claim. The road is graded and ties are stretched from Laurel to the mines and the finishing touches will probably be put on within the next sixty days. The road is a very level one, the country through which it traverses being compar atively level. At no place have the build ers had to cut or fill over six feet. The company will commence at once to mine the coal and as soon as the road is com pleted will start their shipments to Hel ena. Upper Yellowstone Notes. A glance over the valley ot the upper Yellowstone will bring a realizing sense of the fact that old Mother Nature is fully awake and at her bidding the gen tle zephyrs rise and bring the fruitful showers that cause hill and vale to don a beautiful robe of green. "We mount the lofty summit and contemplate the out stretched landscape, admire the grand towering mountains, the rolling clouds and majestic river," which, taken togeth er, render the upper Y'ellowstone one grand galaxy of beauties and glories. We come down from this lofty summit, however, and find ourself among the haunts of men, from whom we learn that roadmaking seems to be the principal oc cupation in this community at present. Mr. A. J. Edsall has charge of a force of workmen who are pushing the road up Six Mile to the location of the Conduct ors' Mining company. W. D. Cameron has a crew at work in Emigrant gulch, who have the road completed to a point some distance above the Great Eastern. Mr. G. L. Henderson of Mammoth Hot Springs has recently purchased fourteen head of horses from Lawrence Swan, pay ing $54 per head. Mr. Henderson intends to use these horses in tourist transporta tion the coming season. Dick Henderson narrowly escaped drowning last Sunday while crossing the Y'ellowstone at Lee's ford. After the horse he was riding had rolled over with him in the river a few times, Dick conclu ded to abandon him and "take chances with it." He was carried down stream a considerable distance, when lie luckily stranded on a rock, where he took a rest, which enabled him to swim ashore. Dick says he don't want any more of it, if he did save a $2 wash bill. A son of Hugo Hoppe passed up the road this morning with about fifteen head of graded cows recently purchased from Marion Flaherty of Gallatin valley. Mr. Hoppe is evidently determined to give his guests in the future pure, unadulterated extract of cow. Mr. Frank Mounts has bought the Jeff Clark ranch, and the places which have known Jeff of late will soon know him no more, as lie and Ike Chambers will stait for Fort Custer next week. Mr. Mounts will move to the ranch as soon as he can get some one to take charge of the post office. A little two year old daughter of Sam Dailey has been dangerously ill for some tune and but little hope is entertained of its recovery. Conceited Simpleton. Stock Shipments. The movement of stock the past week has been more active than during any pre vious week this season. The following shipments have been unloaded at the yards here for feed and water : Monday—J. Wilson, Fargo, Dakota, two carloads of work cattle consigned to Seattle, Washington Territory. Lilly & Dougherty, Yakima, Washington Terri tory, two cars horses, consigned to St. Paul. Tuesday—W. M. Bell, fifteen cars of sheep, loaded at Sprague, Washington Territory, and consigned to Bismarck, Da kota. Wednesday— F. D. Yow, one car horses, shipped from Helena and en route to Cherokee, Iowa. N. J. Bielenberg, four teen carloads of sheep, from Sprague, Washington Territory, consigned to Chi cago. F. Graham, Prosser, Washington Territory, three cars horses, consigned to St. Paul. Friday—Walters & Bingham, three cars cattle, loaded at Belmont, Washing ton territory, and consigned to St. Paul. Gifford & Bro., Pembina, Dakota, one car cattle, to Livingston. Another consignment of fifteen carloads of sheep for W. M. Bell, east bound, at rived last night but on account of the crowded condition of the yards at this place were taken to Springdale belorc un loading. Defied Arrest. Virginia City Chronicle: Sunday eve ning James Smith, a cowboy from Ma son valley, arrived in town on the hur ricane deck of a sad-eyed mule and was amusing a crowd on Cstreet by causing the animal to perform numerous tricks. Chief of Police Henderson appeared on the scene and ordered Henderson to move on with his mule, and be p. d. q. about it, too, or he would arrest both him and the animal. Smith expressed a doubt of the chief's ability to take the mule into custody. The officer ap proached the mild-eyed mule and reach ed for the bridle rein. Its owner quietly remarked, "Butt him over, Ned." The next instant the chief lay on the broad of his back in the middle of the street from a pile-driver butt from the mule's head. He scrambled to his feet and made another attempt, with a like re sult, and before he regained his feet the second time the mule and his rider were fleeting southward with the speed of the wind. Later in the afternoon Smith is said to have pulled a pistol on the Divide. Officer Sullivan attempted to arrest him, but he merely said "Show 'em your heels, Ned," when the mule's hind legs instantly began describing ec centric circles in the air, which sent everybody flying from the vicinity to avoid being kicked to death. Smith was finally captured after he had dis mounted from his trained mule, and locked up on a charge of disturbing the peace. This morning he was released from custody by order of J ustice Kehoe. The National Park Boundary. Washington special: The house com mittee on public lands has made some changes in Mr. Vest's bill, passed by the senate some weeks ago, to change the boundaries of the Yellowstone Na tional Park. The bill, among other things, extended the eastern boundary twenty-five miles further east. Mr. Vest's purpose in this was to take into the Park certain mountains at the head waters of Clark's Fork and Rocky Fork to which the game generally retires in the summer time. There are in the foot hills of these mountains extensive coal beds, to which railroads have al ready been surveyed and are in process of construction. To take these lands into the Park would be to take consid erable private property in with it and of course prevent the building of rail roads to the mines. Toole of Montana has therefore secured from the house committee an amendment to the bill reducing the extension of the boundary so as to exclude the coal mines at the head waters of Clarks Fork. A Heavy Penalty. Simon Hamburg, the oily-tongued Jew who victimized a number of the citizens of Helena by selling them lots in an embryo city in California that had no existence except on paper, has received a heavy sentence for a similar swindle at San Francisco. Hamburg was arrested at Helena and taken to San Francisco to answer the charge of selling property to which he had no title and his trial has just resulted in a verdict of guilty. The judge in passing sentence upon Hamburg regretted that the crime of w hich he was guilty was only a misdemeanor in California. The panalty imposed is imprisonment in the county jail for one year and that he pay a fine equal to double the amount of money he fraudulently obtained, name ly a fine of $19,000, and that in default of payment of the fine he be further imprisoned at the rate of one day for each dollar. If the fine is not paid Ham burg w ill therefore have to serve alto gether 53 years and 20 days. He Left a Fortune. Butte special: Alexander Laven burg, of this city, aged 54 years, died this morning. He leaves a wife and three step-children, one of whom is Sam Alexander, of Helena, and a brother and sister, the latter being in Germany. Lavenburg has been a resident of Butte for the past seven years and earned a livelihood by driving an exprès wagon from Butte to Walkerville. He is more familiarly known as "Walkerville." He has always lived in an abject condition, and no little surprise was manifested to day when it was stated he had made a will which proves him to be worth a quarter of a million of dollars. It is said that most of the estate is in cash and is deposited with a Berlin banker, who is a brother-in-law of deceased. Lovenburg was a resident of Helena at different times from 1867 to 1875, and at one time owned a prosperous dry goods store. lie lost everything during Hel ena's big fire. The funeral takes place to-morrow under the auspices of the K. of L., of which the dead man w as treas urer. According to the Jewdsh custom the will will not be opened for a w r eek. Burglars entered Mark Twain's resi dence a few nights ago and stole three new jokes and the scissors with which the great humorist began his literary career. One of the jokes, it is said, was an heir loom in Mr. Twain's family, and a large reward will be offered to keep it out of print.—New' Y r ork Sun. ' Nebraska State Journal: Reformer (who lias entered a Lincoln saloon)—"My young friend, why do you drink that foul whisky, which will shatter your intellect and ruin your health?" "Because the bartender says he has run out of beer."