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LIVINGSTON, - - MONTANA. OFFICIAL l'AI'ER OF l'AKK COUNTY. GEO. Editor and Proprietor. . WRIGHT, - - J. I). Wiiem'i.ky, Associate Editor. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 17, 1888. Entered at the poetoffioe in Livingston. M. T. « second-class mail matter. give THANKS. President Shows the Many This Country Has Cause Keinem her. Blessings to Wa-iiin (.TON. X( >v. 1. Proclamation by the pi-i-f- ident of tin • ITi ited States: Constat: it th: i n k . giving and gratitude are dm from the Alllel •i<ai i people to Almighty God for liis goodm l'SS (111 id m erey, which has follow ed them since the day h <* in ade them a nation and vouch Ha fed to tl loin a . fret ■ governnu ■nt. With i loving kindness be In IF < < nif-tatitlv lei rl uh in tin > way of prosperit\ • and "IT HtfieSrt. 11. s has not visited w ith swift puni sdmi eut ourtdioi itcomings, but with gracious t are In * ha: 5 warned lie of our dependence on his forltearance, and 1ms taught us that obedi ence to his holy law is the price of the continu ance of iiis precious gifts. In acknowledgment of all that < .«id has done for us as a nation, and to the end that on an appointed day the praise of grateful country may reach the throne of grace, I, drover Cleveland, president of the United States, hereby design and set apart Thursday, the 39th day of November instant, as a day of thanksgiving and prayer, to lie kept and observed throughout the land on that day. I. et all our people suspend their ordinary work and occupations, and in their accustomed place of worship with prayer and songs of praise render thanks to God for all his mercies: for the abundant harvests which have re warded husbandmen during the year that has passed, and lor the rich rewards that have fol lowed the labors of our people in their shops an their marts of trade and (rallie. Let us give thanks for the peace and for social order and content ment within our borders, and for our advance ment in all that adds to a nation's greatness. And mindful of the afflictive dispensation with which a portion of our land has been visited, w hile we humble ourselves before the power of God, ac knowledge his mercy in setting hounds to the deadly march of pestilence: and h t our lieatts he chastened by sympathy w ith our fellow country men who hate suffered and who mourn. And as we return thanks for all the blessings which we have received from the bauds of our Heavenly Father, let us not forget that he has enjoined upon us charity, and on this day of Thanksgiving let us generously remember the poor and needy so that our tribute of praise and gratitude may be acceptable in the sight of God. Hone at the city of Washington, on the first day of November, l yMU , and in the year of the Inde pendence of the United States the 113th. In wit ness thereof 1 have hereunto signed my name and caused the seal of the United States to he affixed. Gkoveu Cleveland, By the President: T. F. Bayard, : eeretaryof State Til A NKSGIVING PROCLAMATION. Governor Leslie issues the following procla mation, setting aside the 29th of November as a day of Thanksgiving: Territory of Montana, ) Executive Office, ; Helena, Nov. 8, 1888. \ It has come to he a custom of this American comm inwealth to call upon its people to suspend their hurry and strife for one day in the closing month of the year, and unite their hearts and voices in praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the ruler and keeper of this great nation,for His lavish supplies of goodness, love and mercy and llis gifts of peace and prosperity so bounti. fully bestowed upon tiiese millions of His created intelligences. In pursuance of that custom the chief magis trate of the United States has issued his procla mation designating the 29th day of November, 1888, us the day for such holiness of thought, med itation and thanksgiving, and inviting all the people to engage heartily therein. Therefore, 1, Preston 11. Leslie, governor of the territory of Montana, do hereby invoke the atten tion of this division of the great commonwealth of America to that call of their chief ruler: and do most earnestly urge them to engage at thei private homes, and at their places of public wor ship, in offering thanks and praise to Him who the author and giver of the multitudes of bless ings and great prosplrity w hich have so plonti fully liuliled up their travels of another year. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the territory of Montana to he attached. Hone at Helena, the capital of said territorial government, this eighth d*y of November, eighteen hundred and eighty eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and thirteenth year. Preston H. Leslie. f Seal. j By the Governor, Wm. 15. Wki'.i:, Sec y of Montana Ty. THE RESULTS. Tht' exi-itcineut attendant upon the election Is now over and the voter can now calmly and clearly review the po litical situation. From the head of the nation to the county ticket the republi cans have been triumphant. A com plete revolution has apparently occurred from the Atlantic to the Pacific, with out strife or dissension, but simply by means of a quiet and orderly ballot. No system of fraud, no combination of one interest is large or powerful enough to have accomplished any such end. How ever prejudiced the voter maybe, the conclusion is inevitable that the voice of the people has been raised in protest against free trade as advocated by the present administration. If the millen ium was at hand and every laborer, ev ery civilized man on the globe, rested under equal mental, physical and geo graphical conditions, then tree trade would be right and proper, The people of the United States have said, however that this time was not yet and that the people of this great and free country should be protected by the government from the inroads of pauper labor and pauper made goods. A revision of the tariff is needed and demanded. This demand will be complied with in such a way that none of our great industries will be crippled, as they would have been had the policy of free wool, lead, salt, lumber and other staple products prevailed. From the returns at present it ap pears that both houses of congress will be in sympathy with the administra tion. Irrespective of the good news that a republican majority will prevail, this is well, as congress will be more in accord with the spirit of the adminis tration. Closely following these great victories and of nearly as vital importance to the citizens of Montana is the complete turn-over in territorial polities. The statement has many times been made by those who are well posted on terri torial affairs that Montana was a re publican territory, notw ithstanding the large democratic majority of two years ago. The recent election proves this to he a fact*, as will as the fact that it is : by a large majority. Montana is I therefore also in accord with theadmin j istration. This means strenuous and ! probably successful efforts for the ad j mission of at least four new republican states, and Montana will at the next presidential election vote for electors to help decide the national contest. T. the dm for of to a I, his re he as COMMENTS. The set of county officers who have been elected to serve the taxpayers of Park county the next two years are eminently satisfactory to all good citi zens. While good men were defeated it is true, good men have also been elected and the affairs of the county will be in good hands. * * Af It is to be hoped that the question of a court house will soon be agitated. The county is in a prosperous condition and its business has reached such pro portions that more extensive accommo dations are a necessity. The county of ficers need offices, the board of commis sioners need rooms, and above all is the great need of accommodations for the district court. This is shown very plainly during the present term. The opera house is rented for the court at a considerable expense, and the accommo dations for jury work are very inade quate. A rent paid for county offices is equal to the going rate of interest on •$15,000. A sum which would erect a handsome and commodious court house furnishing accommodations for any con tingency that might arise and in much better shape than at present. The peo ple of Park county have decided by tremendous majority that Livingston is the proper place for the permanent lo cation for the county seat and steps should be taken immediately to provide the necessary accommodations for the constantly increasing county business * .. * The grand jury report published in another column is brief and brings for ward no new questions except that of the care of the county poor. Fortu nately for Montana, this question is one of minor importance inasmuch as the percentage of pauperism is lower than in any other state or territory in the United States of equal population There is all the more reason, however, for thoroughness and care in keeping those unfortunates that the county does have in charge and the county commis sioners should investigate these matters thoroughly and decide upon the best system of providing for the care of the poor, consistent with the best interests of the tax-paying public. # * On Tuesday, November 20, the prop erty owners of Livingston will vote on the question of incorporation. We have before stated our views on this subject and it is left for the voters to say what they want at the polls. The pros rather outweigh the cons on this question and we think that the community and busi ness interests of the town would be greatly benefited thereby. The three great needs of our embryo city are wa ter-works, sidewalks and sanitary regu lations. The recent election has shown that the town has a population of over 2,000 and there is no town of that size in the territory that does not enjoy the benefits of incorporation. The results of a conilagration in Livingston would be very serious at present, whereas, if a complete system of waterworks were established much of the danger would be averted and insurance rates conse quently lowered. It is now for the tax payers to say as to whether they think the slightly increased taxation would be warranted by the increased benefits. We think they would. It is with deep regret we chronicle the death of Dr. Alfred Parsons, the as sistant territorial veterinary surgeon of Montana. He was one of the best edu cated men in his profession in the coun try. A graduate of Cornell university, on completion of his course in that fa mous institution he spent several years in Europe studying in the best schools of that branch of science on the conti nent. He was a young man and had not long been in Montana, but had al ready given promise of becoming one of the authorities on equine diseases He made friends of everybody he met, though few intimates. Only those who were fortunate enough to be included among the latter knew the depth of his mind and the serious thought he had given to the great questions of the day outside of his profession. He died in Helena on Saturday night, of that dread complaint, pneumonia, which has laid low in a few hours several of our bright est and apparently strongest young men. His remains were sent east on Tuesday to his family in Xew York. His father is a very well known art critic and is superintendent of the art department of Harper Bros.' publica tions. This gentleman has the heart felt sympathy of the many friends of his lamented son. The world can ill afford to lose such men of promise as Dr. Parsons. He was cut off in the prime of life with his work just begun. * ^ * By a perusal of the court proceedings it will appear that the grand jury re turned a number of indictments in cases which on coming to trial a nolle prosequi was entered by the county at torney. Grand juries before returning indictments should make every reason able effort to determine that the evi dence is sufficient to warrant a trial. Otherwise the county is put to a lot of unnecessary expense. It would also be well for the county attorney to exercise care in writing his indictments, as the guilty are liable to go free and all the expense of bringing the case to trial is for naught if the indictment is thrown out on legal techicalities. 6 Use printed stationery and leave your orders for the same at this office. By^ wide for Press Comments. Benton River Press (dem.): In an swer to the inquiry, "Who is Tom Car ter?" we will say he is a gentleman who, by the grace of two Montana dem ocrats, will represent this territory at Washington for two years, commencing March 4,1889. Dillon Tribune (dem.): It is really surprising that the number of republi can recruits in Montana has increased so rapidly in two short, fleeting years. Many democrats must have been born again, politically and paragorically, in that short space of time. Helena Herald (rep.): The tips that deceived Montana democrats who wa gered their coin on Clark were the as surances of the bosses that a sum never before equaled had been distributed to influence the election. But manhood outweighed money. The voter could not be corrupted. Butte Mining Journal (dem.): The defeat of Hon. W. A. Clark, while benefit to himself, is a calamity to the community. The bar'l was on the re publican side in Montana, and the de feated candidate can look his fellow cit izens in the face and truthfully say that neither he nor his friends attempted to bribe or intimidate a single voter. His opponents cannot say as much. Yellowstone Journal: The republi can triumph in Montana is regarded with particular satisfaction by the lead ing republican papers of the states: It was not believed to be possible that our territory could he wheeled into the re publican column, and the fact that we have done it makes Montana a notable feature in the summing up of the re sults. Butte Inter Mountain (rep.): It was issues and issues only that elected Tom Carter to congress. The republican orators and newspapers could not pos sibly entertain any personal ill will to wards the democratic candidate. Cleve land and his free trade message beat Mr. Clark. Had the platforms of the two parties been reversed, Carter would have been defeated by 5,000 votes. Great Falls Leader (rep.): Beyond all controversy the congressional cam paign just terminated was the most ex citing in the history of Montana. The contest, so valiantly prosecuted on both sides, has resulted in a signal triumph for Hon. Thomas H. Carter, the valiant leader of the republican hosts. He has won a pronounced victory over the prestige of age and wealth and is to be congratulated by the whole people. Bozeman Courier: If the recent cam paign was not a clean one for W. A. Clark we should like to know how he views the election result. It was a clean sweep—from basement to garret —of the old Montana delegate faction that has dictated to and domineered over the citizens of the territory and their policital rights and best interests for nearly a quarter of a century. Good bye, bull-dozers, good bye. Good bye, big boodlers, good bye. Xew Northwest: There was good and effective work done by the republi can press of Montana in the recent cam paign. The Record, Inter-Mountain, Herald, Item and Leader were potent factors in the campaign, and the weekly Avant Courier, Enterprise, Yellow stone Journal and Sun, each did good service. It is fair to say the republicans had the best of the argument, and it is just as fair to say the Montana republi can press didn't overlook many points Butte Miner (dem.): The whole gist of the speakers' remarks at the meeting at Miners' Union hall last evening was their apparent surprise at the result of the recent election in Montana. We have but to point for the solution of the apparent mystery, thoroughly un derstood by the gentlemen who spoke at last night's meeting, to the action of certain corporate concerns in Missoula, Lewis and Clarke and Jefferson conn ties, the solid Northern Pacific railroad vote, and to the unprecedented methods adopted by certain parties in this coun ty, all of whom, we are forced to admit have in the past been identified with the democratic party in this territory. PARK OPERA HORSE 2 PERFORMANCES ONLY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20 & 21 , Appearance of Montana's recognized favorite CHAS. C. MAUBURY AND NELLIE BOYD Appearing in Tyrrell & Clarke's great scenic play "His Natural Life." New and elegant Scenery. Wonderful Mechanic devices. The strongest and most humane play ever written. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, JOHN A. STEVENS' MASTERPIECE: PASSION'S SLAVE. Elegant scenery for both Plays. Seats now on sale at Peterson's drug store. 50 Cents. THE WEEKLY PIONEER PRESS Will be sent to any Address MONTHS FOR 50 CEINTS The Celebrated Picture "THE HORSE FAIR " Rosa Bonhenr, 34 inches long by 20 inch«« " ' 50 cents !y Pioneer wide sent free to every person sending 50 centB 6 months subscription to the weekh Press. Address the Pioneer Press Co., St. Paul. at in to to It H. L. LOWNDES, DEALER IN BEEF CATTLE, WOOL HIDES, FOBS, ETC COMMISSION MERCHANT. PROPRIETOR OF The Livingston Meat Market, West Side Main Street. K LU 00 D J LUMBER! LUMBER! I again announce to my many patrons that I am still iu the field, and better prepared than ever before, to furnish any and everything in my line. With in creased mill facilities I am enabled to fill all orders promptly and of the best Material known to tiiis^ coun try. I make a specialty of filling orders for bill stuff from my mills. I have a complete planing mill to do all kinds of dressing. My assortment of Eastern and native lumber cannot be surpassed in Montana, which consiste in part, of finishing, flooring, siding, ceiling, etc. Also sash, doors, blinds, moulding, latn, pickets, shingles, plastering hair, plaster paris, cement, etc. I also handle Heath »Si Milligan paints, the best known to the trade and fully in teed. I have associated with me some of the best carpenters in the land, and will give estimates on, and put up any kind buildings no matter how large or how small, and guarantee entire satisfaction to all, and at prices that cannot be beat in Montana. Thanking the public for their very liberal patronage in the past, I ask a continuance of l he same E. GOUGHNOUR. r c id m a I H w. F. SHEAR ID, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in ml J **M***X.W AND ALL KINDS OF SPORTING GOODS. The Largest and Finest stock of Gnus Fishing Tackle, Hunters' and Trappers Outfits in tiie West. Prices quoted on application. Exporter and Dealer in Raw Furs and Hides, Game Heads, .Specimens and Live Game Animals bought. All Kinds of Taxi dermy Work done to order. JL Breech Loading Shot Guns, double barrel.............................................00 to $100 00 Muzzle Loading Shot Guns, double barrel............................................. 5 00 to la 00 Winchester Rifles. 1880 mode), 45-90, 45-70, 40-82, 40 05, .'18 50 cal....................... 15 00 to 21 00 Winchester Rifles, 1870 and 1873 models, anv cal...................................... 12 50 to 19 (10 Colt's Lightning Rifle, 45-85, 45-70, 40-00, 44,' 38, 32, 22 cal............................. 15 00 to 24 00 Late Model Marlin Rifles, 45-85, 45-70, 40-00, 38-55, 32-40 cal............................ 18 00 to 26 05 Old Model of above cal................................................................ 15 00 to 18 00 All kinds of Single Shot Rifles at cut prices. All rifles are resighted and guaranteed to shoot correctly. All my rifles are made to my order and any rifle coming from me bears my name and ad dress and is fully warranted in every respect. Chamberlain & Peters» Loaded Shot Shells on hand in any quantities, or loaded to order by machine, with any kind of powder made, from $2.50 to $4.25 per hundred, any size shells. All kinds of Gan Repairing done in first-class shape. Satisfaction guaranteed. Montana Agent for itana Agent FREUND'S Hunting Sights. Prices Quoted on Heads, Hides and Furs at any time. Reference: National Park Bank. Correspondence Solicited. Park St., Livingston, M. T. E J. HARNESS, Manufacturer of and Dealer in OWENHOUSE, SADDLES, WHIPS, Ghapajoros, Etc., Etc. Bridles, Bits, and Spurs Repairing Promptly Attended to at Reasonable Prices Corner Main and Calendar Streets, LIVINGSTON M. T Reduction in Prices! TO THE TRADE. I am now prepared to till orders direct from tucky, consisting of the following known brands : Bonded Warehouses in Ken Waterville A Fraser, W. H. McBrayer, Adams Distilling Co., W. S. Stone All Spring '81 Whiskey, which 1 will sell at prices that will astonish even the Missourians. I have connected myself with Eastern houses, and am thereby en abled to sell goods at Eastern Prices. I also carry fine California Wines and Brandies Cigars ranging from $30 to $100 per M. All orders bv mail promptly filled. * O. A. BÜRO, Wholesale and Retail Liquor Dealer, Main Street, Livingston, M. T STULL & FOWLIE, DEALERS IN WHISKIES. Park Street, Livingston. M. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Dealer in ROTH, TAIL Tine Liquors, KEY WEST AND DOMESTIC CIGARS An Assorted Stock of Fine Bottled Goods Jnst Received for ths Holiday Trade. SOLE AGENT FOR FALK'S MILWAUKEE BEER NEXT DOOR TO COURT HOUSE, ***** Park Street, Livingston, Montana. E Thompson bros;; Fall Announcement! All the Novelties in WIN T ER DRESS GOODS, Flannels. Tricots, Broadcloths, Flannel Suits n gs, Et, An Elegant line of Plushes, Velvets, Silks and Satins, Dress Trimmings, Braided Setts, Silk Braids, ornament Etc., Etc. ZEPHYR, STAPLE AND FANCY YARNS in great variety. An immense 6tock of KNIT UNDERWEAR at prices that defy competition. We still have the agency of Springer Bros. Cloaks and Wraps and can sell you in this line a more stylish and better garment than tou can get elsewhere for the same money Domestics, Table Linen, Crashes, Notions, Bed Quilt s and a very large stock of OREGON AND CALIFORNIA BLANKETS. Boots and Shoes ! with ns is a specialsy. Gents' Ladies' Misses' and Childrens', in any style, size and width desired. A full stock of LILLY, BRACKETT & CO.S' Mens' line shoes. Remember ! to get good boot» or shoes GO TO THOMPSON'S. We have this season an vnnsnally large stock of CLOTHING, all of which was selected with great care and that we know will give satisfaction Fur-Trimmed Chinchilla Coats Overcoats Corner Main and Callendar streets, "▼nrosTo* MOR**** and Ve8ts, Cuffs. Beaver Collars «and Best line ever shown in town of Hats and Caps. In this line in addition to our elegant and complete stock we have GENTS' AND LADIES' ALASKA SEAL CAPS At prices much below Chicago catalogne prices. GLOVES AND MITTENS FOR ALL The largest and finest stock of Furnishing Goods over shown in this city. It is said that Harrison and Cleveland wear the tt Gold and Silver" Shirts. Me have the agency tor these celebrated shirts. A foil stock can be found inaUefre*. arrived a foil stock of those Jo»' Felt Shoes and Slippers. Come early to get the size and width yon want. We have the agency In Park county to' •*' — _ BTJTTERICK PATTERNS, All ladiee are reqnested to send in their names or call for the fashion sheet*. promptly attended to. If til ont * 1 GROCERIES ! At Wholesale and Retail! E ' PKi * 1 «.d ect (.faction O. Uw .It*** 4 . We are always in the field for sqnsre compsd* 10 *' Cfifi give customers advantage of onr large stock aad oar ahfifi^ to hay la large quanti tie* at lowest possible prices.