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iuituisian W. VOL «' NO. 20. LIVINGSTON. MONTANA. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 13, 1888. 4 PRICE 10 CENTS piston jlVlNOSTON. 8E0 .j«B2L MONTANA. Publisher. VTrHlïAY. OCTOBER 13, 1888. ,------- ti ,, n HATEH—PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. .$3 00 .. 1 50 .. 1 00 10 M 0 >KY I-OANED \t t-ix pi-r.cent. per annum. new Building and Loan Association. Authorize» Capital, $50,000,000. , .uvni. President. ' ' V*Th'"*'*'hon, Vice pres't of local hoard. n on town and farm property, interest u | (.jx per cent lier annum. F" r tfrm e anil applications apply to SAVAGE & ELDER, ••ttorneye and Agents, Livingston, Mont. F TkXnK ilENKV, vrrtiHSKV'-'T Law*an»*Notarv Public. I j ira ctice in all Courts of the Territory.— . .«r of National Park. Bank, .Livingston. (!$(■•' ' _ ___________— •f. WILLIAMS, JL VOTAIIV PUBLIC, COA L M I N E, - MONTANA. 110 I „K. B.D. ALTON DU. W. H. CAMPBELL. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. [ n the National Park Bank building, j r rr Main and Park s treets. _______ , T CTI-USf, M. H. W. L .«HAWK, M. D. COLLINS & SIIAWK, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. , _ . Montana. Livingston, over Sheard's Gun Shire, Park street. (,'ftlJ h promptly anfiwerod night anu.clay. ■p M. PAIIKS, i Ci general insurance agent, oftit o in rear of Postoffice Building, LIVIN GSTON, ___ MONTANA. ^IISS JULIA WETZSTEIN, Teachek of the Piano Forte System j„ per Conservatory of Music, Stuttgart, Germany. rsyBeginners and Advanced Scholars * Taught.^cJ i LLAN R. JOY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, NOTARY public. Money to Loan. Insurance ami Heal Estate. Sole Agent for Riverside fown Lots, y P Railroad Lots and IN, P. Railroad Lands l', s. L ind Office business a specialty. J^Il. W. C. SEHLBKEDE, DENTIST, na* permanently located in Livingston torst •lass operation's performed, and satisfaction guaranteed. Office in Krieger building, Main !.. A. LUCE. JOHN A t- 110 ® J^l'CK & LUCK, ATTORNEYS- AT-LAW, BOZEMAN, - - - MONTANA. IF-Will attend the Courts of Park County. OIIN A. HAVAGE, County Attoraey. JOHN H. ELDER, Receiver 1st Nat'l Bank SAVAGE & ELDER, _ A W VERS and Notaries Public. MONEY LOANED On Heal and Personal Property. REAL ESTATE. Have property to sell in all parts of Livingston cl auditions. Receive applications for &RK. PALACE and MINNESOTA Addition* N. P. B..JR. LOTS. I'. S. LAND OFFICE BUSINESS. Papers lor tilings on public lands made. LIVINGSTON, MONT. national M Bail OF LIVINGSTON. iM. M. WRIGHT, President. 1.8. THOMPSON, Vice Pres, c. H. STEBBINS, Cashier. ■ H. TALCOTT, Asst. Cashier. BOARD OF DIRECTORS : «■WUIGIIT, E. GOUGHSOUB; THOMPSON GEO. T. CHAMBERS, KRIEOER A. W. MILES. C. II. STEBBINS. iesehal banking business TRANSACTED. "kiip. on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. Err st Allowed on TIME DEPOSITS, ffii ,fictions Promptly Attended to. ini.ston iterative Building and Loan Association 'dont. R. Law. Sec. E. H. Talcott. Vice-Pres't Jas. McNauohtoh. reap, p. Hooves. Attorney A. R- Joir. -ular meetings on the fourth Monday even each month, at Dodson Building, Main JOHN O. SAX, and fruit dealer, and confectioner. * * an i *« 81 PMt * rn Dailies, Illustrated Journ M »Ratities always on hand. MAIN STREET. NORTHERN PACIFIC ■ ■ H-A-lUROiLIDi 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 i»» PORTLAND On any class of Tickets, EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. The only all rail line to the ÏELLOWSTOjNE PARK! Full information in regard to tho Northern Pa cific lines can be obtained free by addressing CHAS. 8. FEE, General Passenger Agent. St. Paul, Minr N otice to co-owner.— to d. h. Bud long or his assigns: You are hereby notified that the undersigned has in accordance with Sec tion 2324 Revised Statutes of the United Sta tes, expended in labor and improvements upon the "Chip Munk" quartz'lode claim, which is situ ated on Sheep mountain, in the New World Min ing district, Park county, Montana Territory, one hundred dollars for the year A. D. 1887. That unless you, as co-owner of said quartz lode claim, pay to me your proportion of skid expendi ture, to-wit: the sum of $7.85, besides cost of publishing this notice; within ninety days after the complete publication thereof, your inter est in said claim will become my property under said Section 2324 of U. S. law. JOHN BROWN. Dated September 22nd, 1888. N OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.—Land Office at Bozeman, Montana, Sept, 6, 1888. No tice 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 proof will lie made before the judge of the third judicial district, or, in his absence, the clerk of said judicial district, at Livingston, M. T., on Monday, October 22.1888, viz: David N. West, who made homestead entry No. 487 for the N. Vi of N. W . >4 and N. Z t of N. E. % of section 34, township 6 south, range 7 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous res idence upon and cultivation of said land, viz; Frederick Bolten, William II. Lee, Samuel Dally, Fountaine Black, all of Fridley, Montana. GEO. W. MONROE, Register. (.First publication Sept. 8,1888.) N OTICE TO CO-OWNER.—To Ed. F. Ferris: Y'ou are hereby notified that I have expended two hundred dollars ($150) in labor and improve ments upon each ot tiie following named quartz lode mining claims, viz.: "The Nevada King," and "The Stevens," all situ ated in the New World mining district, county of Park, territory of Montana, as will appear by cer ti licites filed *in the office of the recorder of Baid district, in order to hold the said premises under the provisions of section 2324 Revised Statutes of the United States, being the amount required to hold the same for the years A. D. 188ö and A. D. 1887. And if within ninety (90) days after this no tice by publication you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditure as co-owner, viz., one hnndred dollars ($100) for The Nevada King and fiftv dollars ($50) for The Stevens, your interest in said claims will become the property of thesubscriber under said section 2324. Settlement to be made with Geo. H. Wright at the office of the Livingston Enterprise. JAMES HALL. [First pub. Sept. 1, 1888. | THE MINT SALOON J. M. KRIPPNER, Prop'r. Old Pablob Restaurant Stand, Main Street. The Finest Line of Liquors and Cigars in the City CLUB ROOMS IN CONNECTION. DRESS MAKING TAYLOR SYSTEM. MRS. WALLACE. MRS. MINTIE. N. I MO, Barber and Hair Dresser, Helferlin Bloc*, Main Street. TIIE MOST EXPERT WORKMEN EMPLOYED R. C. GRIFFITH, BLACKSMITHING AND WAGON MAKINC. All kinds of repairing done neatly and promptly to order. Special attention given to HoraetboeiRg and Making Stock Braads. Shop, Lower Main Street near Billy Miles &Bro Mrs. J. M. McClatchey, dealer in millinery and Ladies' Furnishing Goods • ___ Lane Fall ani Winter Stock just Receiyea All kinds of Dressmaking and Millinery work ah Kinus done neatly to or der. THE CITY HOTEL, CARDINERt MONT. MRS. GEO. WELCOME, Prop Iteet of wci.mmod.tlon, for the traveling public GEORGE WELCOME, PROPRIETOR OF SALOON IN CONNECTION , — WITH — __ Milwaukee Keg Beer ON DRAUGHT EVERY DAY. OAXD1VEE. * " MOlfTAJfA K OF P.—Meets every Friday evening in • Thompson's Hall. A cordial invitation is ex tended to visiting brothers. A. W. MILES, C. C. E. H. TALCOTT, K. of R. and S. Yellowstone Lodne No. 10, Livingston, M. T. E STRAYED.— A small bay pony, with star in forehead, and right hind ankle white, branded R A on left shoulder. A reward of $5 will be paid for information leading to its recov ery, or $10 for its retnrn to E.D. Conger, Liv ingston, or to D. N. Ely, Pine creek ranch. N OTICE OF DISSOLUTION.— The co-part nership in the drug business heretofore exist ing between M. E. Savage and M. A. Peterson at Livingston, Montana, has this day been dis solved by mutual consent. The business will hereafter be conducted by M. A. Peterson, who will collect all bills due said firm and pay all obli gations of said firm. Dated September 12th, 1888. M. E. SAVAGE, M. A. PETERSON. S EALED PROPOSALS are invited for the care, snoport and maintainance of the sick, poor and infirm of the County of Park, per capita, by the week, for the year 1889; said proposals to include and cover the entire cost of feeding, clothing and nursing of the said sick, poor and infirm, and all burial expenses thereof. Said bids shall be addressed to the Clerk of Board of County Commissioners, and will be opened De cember 3rd, 1888. D. P. VAN HORNE. Clerk of Board of County Commisssioners. first pub. Oct. 6-4t. N OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.— Land of fice at Bozeman, M. T.. Aug. 27,1888—Notice is hereby given that the following named settler lias filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the judge of the 3d judicial district, or in his absence before the district clerk of said district, at Livingston, Park county, M. T., on Saturday, October 20, 1888, viz: William II. Francis, who made homestead entry No. 582 for lots 3 and 4 and S. E. *4 of S. W. *4 and S. W. >4 of S. E. Vi Sec. No. 30, Tp. 1 N. R. 10 E. He names the following witnesses to prove hie con tinuous residence ujfion. and cultivation of, said land, viz: John E. Gustine, Owen P. Dabney, John Martin and Lonis Brooks, all of Livingston, Montana. GEO. W. MONROE, Register. [First pub. Sept. 1, 1888J EALED PROPOSALS invited for coupon bonds of the County of Park ? Montana Ter ritory: The Board of Commissioners of said county hereby give notice that they will sell to the party or parties offering the highest price therefor by sealed proposals, coupon bonds of the denomination of one thousand (1,000) dollars each, to the amount of twenty thousand (20,000) dol lars,issued by authority of the act of the Legislative Assembly of said territory approved March 6th, 1883, and the acts amendatory thereof, and bear ing interest from January let, 1889, at the rate of seven (7) per cent per annum, payable semi-annu ally. Said bonds are redeemable in in fifteen (15) years and payable in twenty (20) years after the date thereof.' Bids therefor will be opened on November 15th, 1888, at 11 o'clock a. in., at the office of the Clerk of 6aid Board in Livingston, Montana Territory. Provision will be made for the redemption of the coupons in New York City, By order of the Board of County Commission ers of Park Countv, Montana Territory. D. P. VAN HORNE, County Cleek. first pub. oct. ii-6t. N OTICE FOR PUBLICATION. — Land Office at Bozeman, M. T., Sept. 18, 1888. 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 proof will be made before the judge of the Third judic ial district, or in his absence before the clerk of said district, at Livingston, Montan 1, on Satur day, Nov. 3, 1888, viz.: William H. Philbrick, who made It. E. No. 989, for lots 1 and 2 and S. E. J 4 of N. E. »4 and N. E. *4 of 8. E. *4 of section 5, twp. 2, south of range 10, east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuons resi dence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz.: Charles F. White, David C. Gard, Don L. Willard and Maurice Roth. GEO. W. MONROE, (1st pub. Sept. 22,1888.) Register. OTICE FOR PUBLICATION.—Land Office at Bozeman, M. T., Sept. 20,1888.—Notice i? hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to5nake final proof in 3 ort of his claim, and that said proof will be > before the judge of the Third judicial dis trict court, or in his absence before the clerk of said district court, at Livingston, Montana, on Monday, Nov.5, 1888, viz.: Napoleon Ebert, who made 11. E. No. 580 for the S. W. of sec. 32, twp 1, south of range 10, east. He names tiie following witnesses to prove his continuous resi dence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz. : George H. Wright, William H. Philbrick, Solomon R. Shrake and George II. Carver, all of Living ston, M. T. GEO. W. MONROE, Register. (1st pub. Sept. 22,1888.) S JOTICE TO CO-OWNERS of "Elevator Lode,'' . Jx New World Mining district, Park county, M. T. ToE. Sperling, two-ninths: Lonis Sper ling, one-ninth, and Silliinan & Shitar, one-third; I to their heirs or assigns, part owners in the above named mining claim. Also to T. E. Noble, half owner in the "Little Kidd'' mining claim, New World Mining district, Park county, M. T.—You are hereby notified that I, Harry Gassert, have in accordance with section 2324 of the revised stat utes of the United States, expended in labor and improvements upon the above named mining claims, for the year ending December 31, A. D. 1887, the sum of one hundred and one dollars ($101) upon each of said claims. Y011, and each of yon, are hereby notified that unless you con tribute j our proportion of such expenditures, ta gether with interest and costs, within ninety days of the complete service of Notice of Publication, all your right, title, interest and claim in and to the'above described quartz lode mining claims will become the property of the undersigned, your co owner, who has made the required expendi ture as required by law in such cases. HARRY GASSERT. (First publication Aug. 18, 1888.) N OTICE OF ELECTION.— To the qualified electors of the proposed City of Livingston, who are freeholders within the territory embraced in the petition to tho Board of County Commis sioners of the County of Park, praying for a cen sus of said territory: Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday the 17th day of October, 1888, an election will be held at Ilosford's office, a place within the limits of said territory, which is described as follows, to-wit: The north half and the southwest quarter, and the northwest quar ter of the southeast quarter and lots one and two of Section Thirteen, of Township Two South, of Range Nine East. The south half of Section Twelve, the Southeast quarter of section Four teen, the West half of the Northwest quarter, and lots one and two of Section Twenty-four, Town ship Two South, of Range Nine East, and the southeast qnarter of Section Seven, and lots one, two and three of Section Eighteen, of Township Two South, of Range Ten East. To deter mine whether the above described territory Bhall incorporated as a city of the second class, to be known as the City of Livingston. The ballots used at said election shall be "For Incorporation" or "Against Incorporation." Bv order of the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Park. It Attest: D. P. VAN HORNE, County clerk [No. 42.] SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF PPLICATION FOR PATENT— U. S. Land _ Office, Bozeman, M. T., Oct. 4, 1888.—No tice is hereny given that James B. Martin, whose postoffice address is Undson, Wisconsin, has.this day filed supplemental notice of his application for a patent, under the ruling of the commissioner of the general land office, for the purpose of cor recting an error in the description of the prem ises hereinafter described, in the original notice of said James B. Martin's application for a pat ent for said premises, viz. : The placer claim bearing gold (heretofore known as the "Campbell & Doty'») situate in Emigrant mining district, Park, late Gallatin, county, Montana, In sections 11 and 14, township 6, south of range 8, east (part ly surveyed), P. M., Montana, and described in the official plat and field notes on file in this office and in general land office, as survey No. 59, and asfol lows, to-wit: Beginning at its southwest location corner, at a stone (in sonthwest )4 said section 11) marked 1-59 for corner No. 1, from which the »4 section corner on south boundary of section 11. township 6 south, rangs 8 east, hears south 88 degrees, 32 minutes, 15 seconds, east 1,660 feet dis tant • thence south 69 degrees, 55 minutes, 30 sec onds east, 2,591.1 feet to a stone marked 2-59 for corner No. 2, thence north 40 degrees, 15 minutes east 644 feet to a stone marked 3-59 for corner No. 3, thence north 55 degrees, 45 minutes west, 500 feet to a stone marked 4-59 for corner No. 4, thence south 75 degrees, 48 minutes west, 200 feet to a boulder marked 5-59 for corner No. 5, thence north 70 degrees 10 minutes west, 2,250 feet to a stone marked 6-59 for corner No. 6, thence south 11 degree, 57 minutes west, 611.1 feet to place of beginning. Corners Nos. 2. 3, 4 and 5 being in northeast *4 of said section 14 (not surveyed) and corner No. 6 in sonthwest »4 of said section 11 (surveyed), magnetic variation 19 degrees east, containing 80.29 acres, (supplemental notice post ed thereon October 1, 1888). The location of this mine is recorded in the recorder s office of Galla tin countv, Montana, on page 2 of Book 2 of Min in,, Claims, snd transferred to records of Park county, Montana. Adjoining claimants are the Glidden A Schaffer placer on the south and east, and the C. C. Tadlock placer on the west. Ail persons holding adverse claims thereto are re miired to present the same before this office with in sixty clays trom the first day of publication hereof, or they will be barred by virtue of the pro visions of the et»t«R^ w * monro e, Register. T V Bogebt, Att'y for Claimant. (First pubUcstton hereof Oct. 6,18880 A grand stand containing 4,500 people collapsed at Quincy, Ills., during a local celebration. One hundred and fifty peo ple were seriously injured, many of whom will die. A circular has been issued by the Northern Pacific, over the signature of President Oakes, as follows: The elect ion of C. H. Prescott as second vice-pres ident is hereby announced. The office of the second vice-president will bo at Tacoma, and the duties will be more par ticularly defined hereafter. The heads of departments on the Pacific coast are in structed to forward to him business re qumng higher authority, before forward ing to the uudersigned for final action. The National Line steamer Queen, which arrived at New York Wednesday from England, is reported to have collided with the fishing schooner Madelina on the 5th inst. It is said that twenty persons perished. The collision occurred at 3 a. m. Friday during a fog off the banks of New Foundland. The Queen struck the Madeline amidships, cutting her in two and sinking her immediately. The cap tain and first and second mates and stew ard on the fishing schooner were rescued after they had been in the water nearly an hour. The rest ot the crew, number ing twenty, were lost. The Queen lost her bowsprit and foremast. The Mada line was a French fishing schooner. A horrible accident occurred Wednes day on the Lehigh Valley railway at Mild Run, the first station above Penn Haven. A grand parade of Catholic societies took place at Hazleton and a large excursion was run from Wilkesbarre for the ocasion, composed of lodges, bands and sightseers from Wilkesbarre, Nanticoke and other points along the line. The excursion train was run in two sections, and upon their return trip the rear section ran into the forward section at Mud Run about 9 o'clock, with disastrous results. Several cars of the forward section were tele scoped and forty persons killed outright, and about an equal number iujured, many of them probably fatally. The corner stone of the Polish Catholic church, Twelfth and Spruce streets, in Reading Pa. was laid last Saturday. During the ceremony the floor, on which fully 3,000 men, women and children were standing, gave way, precipitating several hundred persons to the basement, a distance of fifteen feet. Over one hun dred men and women were thrown in a heap and all were more or less injured, some seriously and others fatally. The wildest excitement followed, and the 5, 000 spectators became panic-stricken. Cooler heads, however, went to the res cue of the unfortunate, and the injured were taken into the neighboring dwell ings and physicans hastly summond. Later the wounded were removed to their homes and to the various hospitals by ambulances. An informal confereftce of republican senators was held on the 19th to talk over the -general situation, more especially to arrange the course of the debate on the tariff bill. The results were meagre, ow ing to the doubt everywhere entertained whether the quorum of the senate can be held in Washington should the tariff de bate be protracted beyond next week. No action was taken in the conference and no policy sketched, but there is reason to believe that if the senate finds itself ior any length of time without a quorum either an adjournment sine die or a recess for several weeks will be taken. There fore it now seems probable this session will practically come to an end next week, or early the week after, and that the tar iff bill will be left for final action until after election day. The annual report of William A. West, chief inspector of the postoffice depart ment, shows that during the last fiscal year 791 persons were arrested for of fenses against the postal laws; 213 were postal employes, 172 were burglars and mail robbers and 406 were persons un classified. During the year 12,957,611 pieces of mail matter were registered, of which only 845 were lost. The increase in the number of complaints made m 1888 over 1887 was 2,821, while the revenue and corresponding volume of business in creased $4,329,*026. Duiing the year 24,889 postoffices were inspected and their financial condition ascertained. During the year 10,855 complaints of various kinds were filed of delays or loss to for eign mails, largely caused by insufficient or wrong direction. Acting secretary Thompson has ad dressed a letter to congress inviting the the attention to the necessity of making some appropriations for carrying into ef fect the provisions of the Chinese exclu sion act. He says: The enforcement of the act necessarily devolves, in the first instance, upon the collectors of the sev eral ports' of entry in the United States, from the nature of the service, must re quire the maintenance of a special force of inspectors, guards and other employes, and as entry may be effected into the United States, not only at ports along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coast, but also across the Canadian and Mexican border lines, it is evident that a considerable force must eventually be employed in or der to effectually enforce the provisions of the amendment. It would be difficult to give a detailed estimate of the expendi tures which might be required for the pur pose, but it is recommended that $50,000 be made. The spectacle was witnessed in Chicago Tuesday of 500,000 people reduced to walking to whatever point they might de sire to reach. This uncomfortable and unprecedented state of affairs was the re sult of the strike of the street car drivers on all the lines in the north and west di visions. The north division strike was inaugurated for an advance in wages and rearrangement of the hours of labor, and the west division strike was begun Tues day out of fear that President Yerkes would ultimately reduce wages. Five hundred men are engaged in the former and 1,200 in the latter. In both divis 10 ns when the strike began it was stated on behalf of the strikers that no violence would be permitted. Monday the crowds which congregated along the lines where the cars were being run on the north side contented themselves with hooting and flinging opprobrious epithets at tne new men. It was renewed with increased vio lence Tuesday morning and in the after noon it developed into the placing of ob structions on the tracks and collisions with the police. Congressman Fuller of Iowa objected to the passage of the Nicaragua canal bill in the house Friday, and it is alleged that the democratic campaign fund is out just $100,000 thereby. Objections to the bill from the democratic side have been grow ing less, and from the republican head quarters in New York came the word that there was a job afoot. There is a compa ny in New York organized for the pur pose of building the canal along the best possible route to Nicaragua, and asking only government sanction to go on with the work. The corporation is moneyless and cannot float its bonds uutil a bill passes congress authorizing and fathering the scheme. In order to float the bonds it is alleged that the syndicate referred to lias promised to give to the democratic campaign fund $100,000 if their bill is passed at this session. This scheme was more than confirmed when Chairman Bar num and Committeeman Thompson ap peared upon the floor of the house at the time when the bill was called up by Mc Rae of Arkansas. After the bill was killed Mr. Fuller said that the house was not holding all this time to pass bills for the benefit of the democratic national committee. Saturday's London (England) Tele graph published two sketch portraits from descriptions of the man last seen in company of the women named Stride, one of the victims of the Whitechapel murder fiend. The result has been the unceremonious arrest of every man bear ing any resemblance to the pictures, and a great deal of discomfort has been caused by this new phase of police activ ity. Many of the arrests were made by self-coDstituted detectives, or ambitious vigilance committeemen. The victims are generally discharged from custody as soon as brought before a magistrate, but some are unlucky enough not to be able to satisfy the officials of their rectitude, and are subjected to more or less annoy ing detention. One of the men arrested carried a bag, in which was found a razor. This suspect is still held, and will have to give a very good account of himself and'his razor- Another perplexity attend ing the Whitechaple muddle is due to the fact that the regular police do not know by sight the various amateur detect ives, and the latter are ocasionally "held up" and put to the embarrasment of ex plaining their presents and mysterious movements in the much watched district. Life of T. H. Carter. The Helena correspondent of the Pio neer Press gives the following sketch of the life of the next delegate to con gress from Montana: "He is a self-made man in every sense of the phrase. Born in Scioto county, Ohio, in 1854, of Irish parents, he at an early age engaged in manual labor in the coal and iron mines in that state, in which his father had large contracts. Schools were few and far away in those days and young Carter was given no opportunity to receive even the rudi ments of an education until later on. His father removed to Illinois in 1865 and purchased a farm, on which his son worked for six years the same as any other farm hand. In 1871 his father failed and all the property went to his creditors. After this the support of most of the family devolved upon our candidate, who met the demand bravely and well. By his own unaided efforts he soon provided a home for his sisters and his mother. He drove a team for a while in Illinois on railroad grading work, and afterward earned his living teaching school, having by this time ac quired a fair education by schooling himself. Meanwhile his spare moments were devoted to studying law. and in 1878, when he removed to Burlington, Iowa, he entered upon the practice of that profession with successful results. Finding the field rather narrow, how ever, in the spring of 1882 he removed to Helena, where he at once entered upon a lucrative practica and estab lished his home. He was always a staunch republican, and a few years af ter his arrival here he was elected pub lic administrator of Lewis and Clarke county on the republican ticket, and discharged the duties of that office faithfully and ably for two years. He has been a hard worker in the republi can ranks ever since, and his eloquence has done good and effective work from the stump in all parts of the territory. He is now one of the leading lawyers in Helena, being a partner in the firm of Carter and Clayberg, whose practice is said to be second to none in Montana Since coming to Helena he has acquired, if not affluence, at least moderate wealth, and has a comfortable home in one of the most eligible residence pc r tions of the city. Three years ago he married the accomplished daughter of Hon. Hugh Galen of Helena, one of the wealthiest real estate owners and stock men of the territory. It was no less a tribute to Mr. Carter's sterling qualities as a man, a son, a brother and a citizen, than to his eminent ability as a lawyer and politician, that the republican party of Montana honored him as their stand ard bearer this year. Every achieve ment of his brilliant career and every success that has crowned his efforts has been well earned and nobly deserved by hard knocks, and the harder struggles of an ability and talent that would not be downed. His candidacy is growing rapidly in popular favor, and the repub licans of this section are much mistaken in their estimate of the drift of public sentiment if Thomas H. Carter will not be Montana's delegate in congress next winter. MONTANA NEWS. A fire in the Alice mill at Butte caused a loss of $10,000 worth of property. A man by the name of Frank Elliott, who runs a restaurant in Elliston, got into a row with the bar tender at the Elliston hotel on Tuesday and polled his revolver, whereupon Mr. Strand, the proprietor, in terfered and received a shot in the left side, which is thought not to be fatal. Elliott followed this up by three more shots, one ot which took effect in the knee of a Swede named Alex. Folsom, who will likely lose his leg. The crimi nal made his escape and was surrounded in a cabin, but as it was getting dusk, he broke and run and made Ins escape again. He was captured at 9:15 p. m. by C. K. Johnson, and is now in the hands of the sheriff. Rocky Mountain Husbandman: J. C. Tipton, in compliance with a request of the governor, spent several days last week in figuring up his assessment roll to as certain the total amount of Meagher county's assessment and the number :>f horses, sheep, cattle, etc. The figures are as follows: Number of cattle, 23,868; sheep, 220,736 ; horses and mules, 10,138 ; goats, 350; total assessed valuation, $2, 553, 897 ; additional assessment made by board of equalization, $72,088. The wool clip of this year was 1,224.000 pounds. It is gratifying to observe this good showing made bv the county as scssor. Last year the value of the assess able property was $3,050,000. Since then a portion of the northern part of the county lias been cot off to make Cascade county in which there was taken about a million of the county's wealth. This year being about $2,625,000, the gain is more than half of the amount lost in the part given to Cascade. In Villard's speech at the great banquet given in his honor in St. Paul last week he said: 'J have secured to the north west the exclusive use and benefit of all the capital I can command. I propose to use the capital for the benefit of the northwest. I know the extent of the un developed territory tributary to these communities. I believe that Montana is going to be a greater state than Colorado. When it is considered that Montana has a population of only 150,000; that it could not have been developed more rapidly because it has hitherto had poor railway facilities; whofc it is considered that the Northern Pacific has built eight lines in that territory, and that the Northern Pa cific and Mr. Hill stand ready to expedite the growth of Montana, I do not hesitate to say that in six years Montana will be ahead of Colorado in population and growth of every kind. In even greater degrees I believe in the growth of Wash ington territory and Oregon. Within a little while twenty millions ot people will be living ia-these two states. There is every reason to justify this statement. Not one acre in twenty of the tillable soil is developed. No man can conceive the future growth of the mineral resources." A special to the Independent from Miles City says: The peaceful village of Terry was startled from its accustomed serenity on Thursday afternoon by a mes sage from the clouds, which, though unin intclligiblc, was sufficiently vehement to attract attention. About 2 o'clock in the afternoon a thunder and hail storm of unusual severity passed over the town, and while at its height a bolt of lighten ing struck the school house, in which there was at the time the teacher, Miss Annie Howard, and some twenty scholars. The lightening came down the chimney flue to where it ended and then separated, part of the charge passing outside and part going through the floor of the school house. The shattering of the chimney sent the rubbish flying around, and Miss Howard was hit on the head with a frag ment, inflicting a slight scalp wound. There were no other casualties inside the house, though several of the children were rendered insensible from the shock. That part of the bolt that went outside the house found a victim in a horse which was tied iu the rear of the school house, right where the deadly fluid made its exit. The horse was killed instantly. The storm was of very short duration, and with the exception noted, did no damage. MINING NOTES. The first output from the Florence mine at Neihart is to lie three hundred sacks instead of one hundred and fifty, as stated last week. This ore will go to Great Falls and will be offered to the smelting company there, and if it fails to bring what the owners think it is worth, they will forward it to Omaha. Boulder Age: "Bonanza Jack"and bro thers are now among the quartz-kings of Basin. Last week they struck six feet of ore in the Saturday Night which assays $160 to the ton. The development of the lead is by a tunnel now in twenty-five feet and a crosscut showing the width of the vein. The ore is of grey copper, lead, and silver. The property is in Catract district, and a mile above the Mantle. The strike brings 1 Bonanza Jack" to the front. W 111 F. Clitz, of Helena, who has been prospecting in Northern Montana, has just returned from the Sweet Grass Hills and reports a find there that assays very rich in both silver and copper. The Detroit is the name of the new mine that is now being worked hv Larry Emerson for the owners, Matt Carroll, W. F. Clitz, Ben Webster, C. Gilmer, and Emerson. The specimens brought in by Mr. Clitz show native and pyrites of copper. He also brings specimens of iron ore that look well. The Detroit is about fifteen miles south of the Dominion line and about sixty miles from Sand Point, on the Man itoba railroad. George Joseph came down from Cooke last week and lias gone on a business visit to Butte. George is interested with Janies West, of the Miles City Mining & Smelting company in the Russian mine, an extension on the east of the Alice, and evidently a part of the same vein. The Alice is under bond for $28,750 and the owners of the Russian think their prop erty will prove eventually to be as valu able. The vein can be traced on the sur face a distance of over one hundred feet and is said to be twenty .five feet in width. Specimens from the mine have assayed as high as $740 in gold. Mr. Joseph is seeking to ascertain if the ore can be treated by the free milling process .and if so, he and his partner will put up a small stamp mill at once—Courier. Townsend Tranchant: A. McKenzie, of Townsend, and Isom Preuitt of Bedford, last week secured further interests in the Thunder Mountain district by purchase of the "Forlorn Hope," lode and bonding the "Terrible," both situated about four miles above Bedford. As a part consider ation for purchase of the former lode the gentlemen have contracted with the loca tors for $1,800 to develop the mine by a tunnel 200 feet in length, and this work is already inaugurated and will be pushed vigorously to completion. A sale has been made within the week by J. J. Par sons of the remaining interests in the "Gold Dust" lode to Doc. Johnson for $5, 000. New locations are being made and everything points to a lively mining dis trict the coining season in sight of us. Rocky Mountain Husbandman: Arti cles of incorporation were filed last week with the secretary of the territory by John A. Woodson, P. H. Maloney and Mr. Suy dam, for the Legal Tender Mining com pany, for the purpose of operating the Legal Tender mine near this place. The capital stock is to consist of $2,000,000, divided into 200,000 shares, the par value of which is $10 each. Forty thousand shares are to be placed on the market at 50 cents per share as a working capital and machinery will be bought and work commenced as soon as this block of stock can be placed. Mr. Suydani has gone to Kansas City to place this with well known Leadville mining operators located there, and it is expected that active operations will be begun anyhow by October 20th. Rocky Mountain Husbandman : The owners of the Judge mine have incorpo rated. The capital stock of the company is placed at $2,000.000. divided into 200, 000 shares of a par value of $10 each. The principal office of tjie company is at White Sulphur Springs, with a branch of fice at Kansas City, Mo. The officers are B. W. Badger, president; J. E. Saxton, vice president; J. T. Anderson, treasurer; E. J. Anderson, secretary and business manager. Under the new management the work of development will be pushed forward as rapidly as possible, The prop erty h as been thoroughly examined by some of the liest experts in the west, and their testimony and the wonderful pro duct of the mine give the company a faith in the property that will be shown by their work. Mining Review: Old Confederate gulch was discovered in 1865, and lies east of the Missouri river, about twenty two miles from Helena. From three of the bars or benches that lie above the bed of the gulch, about $3,000,000 was taken out in about three years. From Montana bar, the Wheeler party, consisting of four men, took out, in a .single season $600,000, or nearly half the aggregate product of the whole ground. A single panful of dirt taken from the diggings, contained $1,585 of dust. Tile Diamond Flume and Hydaulic company are now engaged in working over this same terrritory, with an equipment said to be as complete as any m Montana. Their ditches have a capacity of .nearly 5,000 inches of water, and a pressure of over 400 feet, and the chances are that tins region will yet add considerable to the gold product of the territory. Phillipsburg Mail: The formation of tho Miner's Union at Granite last Friday evening is a step in the light direction, and it is to be hoped that every miner in the district will avail himself of the privi lege of becoming a member. Everyone knows the object of a Miner's Union, and those who have lived in a community where one ever existed can attest to the deeds of charity performed by organiza tions ot this character. Then there is a fact which should not be overlooked, and that is the maintenance of a fair scale of wages, as the miner can ill afford to work for less than $3.50 a day, support a fam ily, and carry his life in his hand every time he goes underground, knowing not whether he will be brought out dead or alive. The membership of 200 men who now compose the Granite Miners' Union should be swelled to triple that number in a few months, aud every man working underground within a radius of twenty miles should make application for mem bership. Argus: The starting up of Bud Mc .Adow's new mill on the Spotted Horse mine at Maiden, which occurs this week, is an event of no small concern to that district and to the people of Judith Basin. Two well equipped gold mills of large capa city, if keep in coestant operation, will employ a large number of men, put money into circulation and provide a cash market for some of the products of our ranchmen. The Spotted Horse is one of the richest gold properties in Montana, so far as the quality of the ore goes, and there are evidence of an inexhaustible quantity in the mine. Sucli works will establish faith in the district, stimulate prospecting and the opening of new mines. It is encouraging to know that of the three prospects opened up in the district all are produceis. Extensive works necessarily require a large ore supply and a mistake has been made in the past in relying altogether on one property. There are a number of fine prospects at Maiden which are lying idle owing to the lack of capital to develop them. Time will demonstrate their value and product iveness, and in a few years, wiili the present plants in operation, the district should attract the attention of new invest ors. The mines arc now far ahead of the older discoveries in Montana, of which much has been written, and with a rail road running near them thousands of dollars could be realized from low grade ores that now lie on the dump, or which could be readily extracted. Any road through the Basin should approach the foot hills of the Judith Basin as closely as possible, if not penetrate the mining region itself. And we believe that by the time a road enters the Basin the business and development of this region will be so great that wise business policy will dictate no other course. Jim Hill should visit »region where there are people and mines and mills in operation.