Newspaper Page Text
LIVINGSTON, MONTANA, MAY 18, 1889. Speedy Justice. While attempting to burglarize the residence of Mr. D'Achuel at liutte on the night of the 10th, John Greer was fatally shot by Officer Trice, and his partner, Frank Williams, captured. A coroner's jury exonerated the officer. A correspondent gives the following in teresting account of Greer and the speedy ju tice meted out to Williams: There is but one man in Butte who knows who Greer really was. That is Mr. Reynolds, who is in the employ of J. E. Rickards. He went to school with Greer when both were boys, and was surprised to meet him in Butte. He saw him last night, and Greer said he was in hard luck, but Mr. Reynolds had no idea that he was engaged in any thing criminal. At 11 o'clock last night he was summoned from his bed to speak to the dying man. Greer used his last breath in extorting a promise from Mr. Reynolds not to reveal his true name, nor let his parents know how he met his death. He said he had given the officers a false name, and wished to die under it. If Mr. Rey nolds should ever see his mother he wanted him to tell her only that he was dead and not how he met his end. See ing that the dying man was greatly troubled in his mind about the matter, Mr. Reynolds made the promise, as he desired. Reynolds was seen by your correspondent, and after relating the above circumstanc es declined to tell anything further. He said Greer came of an excellent Christian family, but would not give his name or place of residence. Frank Williams, the dead man's partner, is a young fel low of perhaps 22 or 23 years of age. He was terribly frightened at the oc currence of the night and was pale and trembling when brought into court by Under Sheriff Thomas. He stated be fore the coroner's jury that he was a plasterer by trade and had been in Butte two months. He had known Greer ever since he was in Butte. The grand jury was about to adjourn but remained long enough in session to consider his case and brought in an in dictment for burglary. This was done at 10:30 o'clock and Williams was at once brought into court andin response to an inquiry said that he had no money or means of employing counsel. The court appointed W. Y. Pemberton as his counsel, and after consultation Mr. Pemberton stated that Williams desired to waive his statutory right to twenty four hours' time and plead at once. Being called on to plead Williams arose and entered a plea of guilty, and ex pressed a desire to be sentenced at once. In a few words the judge spoke of the enormity cf his offense and of the ab sence of all extenuating circumstances, and sentenced him to ten years in the penitentiary. Sheriff Lloyd took him down on the 2:50 train to Deer Lodge, and within eighteen hours after the commission of his crime he was attired in prison garb and had entered upon the discharge of a ten years' sentence. FonI Flay Suspected. Stockgrowers Journal: A shorttime ago, it will be remembered, the dead body of a soldier was found lying mangled on the railroad track this side of Fort Keogh. It was assumed at the time that the death was the result of an accident occurring while the soldier was drunk and walking the track. It now is said that news has been received from Baltimore, to which city the body was sent, to the effect that two bullets were found in the man's head. As it is highly improbable that the man fired two bullets into his own head, it begins to look like a felony. By some improp er oversight no inquest was held over the dead body and nothing was heard of any bullets at the time of the finding of the body. There is some mystery about the matter. A New Association. Jhe American Live Stock Commis 3 n company, an association composed many of the leading stock raisers of e west for the purpose of selling their ttle at a minimum rate of commission, is begun business. Offices have been >ened at Chicago and Kansas City and anches in other cities will soon be tablished. The organization is the suit of an idea which has long pre liled among cattle men, that they can mdle their stock more economically lan the commission men who have no irticular interest in the prices they itain as long as they get their cora ission. 8*SCXX& inWEUIfS -FOR EVERYBODY IN LIVINGSTON -GOING TO MOVE IN THE ANNEX, or ALBEMARLE Hotel Building, ON MAIN STREET, On or about MAY 15th, and will offer special inducements in order to reduce our stock, to save time and expense of moving same to our new location. WE ABE SELLING —--BOOTS, SHOES,—— Hats, Caps and Gents' Furnishing Goods, at Bed Rock Prices ! and in addition will give every customer from now until May 15th, A REDUCTION OF 15 PER CENT. On Purchases Made During this Time. We hope everyone will avail themselves of this rare opportunity and remember our place when out on a purchasing tour. Our Motto is—Quick Sales and Small Profits. Novelties in Every Line ! ew Goods Arriving Daily WM. LOStKAMP. Once Sinner Now Saint. Phoenix (A. T.) Special: W. A. Cud dy, late chaplain of the Arizona legis lature, who sent a remittance to the "conscience fund" at Washington, is a peculiar frontier character. Born in Ireland, he came to America when a child. He is now 41 years old, and if there is any patch of vice his wayward feet have not trod, it would be difficult to find it. He surely is a brand plucked from the burning. Nine years ago he came to Tombstone and at once became a prominent figure in that lively burg, being by turn bum mer, gambler, politician or all-round vag. # Taking an active part in politics, he was always found on the side of boodle. Cuddy's vote and influence were for sale to the best bidder. Ready with his gun, he was a party to many "gun plays." He tried his hand as editor and ran a blackmail sheet at Casa Grande, which levied tribute on all within reach. In 1885 he went to San Francisco and became a leader in the Salvation Army. He visitedArizona and exhorted in every town for those of his class to flee the wrath to come and seek salvation. Latterly he became a second Advent ist. Two years ago he married a lady of that faith, and has followed preach ing since. He refuses to accept pay for his ministrations. He travels from town to town afoot, seeking out his old associates in crime, trying to convert them to his belief, and those whom he has injured, whose forgiveness he asks, insisting that it should not be withheld, since Christ has forgiven. When the Fifteenth legislative as sembly convened at Prescott, Cuddy, thinking it an opportunity to reclaim some of the law-makers, solicited the appointment of chaplain and was chosen. He soon found it a hopeless task to impress religion on the average Arizona law-maker, and in a spirit of holy disgust informed them that they were on an express train running at lightning speed to the devil. For his candor he was deposed, and has since been preaching for salvation for that hard-hearted body. So earnest is he in his efforts to save these unregenerate men, boon compan ions of his riotous days, that many per sons believe that constant prayer and fasting in their behalf has affected his mind. His friends try to induce him to let up, but he persists with the enthusiasm of a saint to supplicate the Heavenly Throne in their behalf. A few days ago Cuddy baptized a few converts and is proportionately happy. He is without education, but, having read much, he is an able and effective exhorter. Truly penitent for his past misdeeds, he is devoting his life to those who tread the crooked path he so often trod. Counterfeits in Circulation. Independent: City Detective Waters has information that a number of coun terfeits have been passed in Helena,and it will be well for everyone to watch out for them. They are United States treasury notes in the denomination of $10 series of 1875, and are signed "John Allison, register of the treasury," and "John C. New, treasurer," and are num bered "No. A, 286623." As far as ascer tained three of these notes have found their way to Helena, and are believed to have come from the east. One was sent from Drummond to the First National bank, one from St. Paul to the Montana National bank, and third was received at the I XL store, where an attempt was made to pass it. It is also understood that spurious silver coin Is in circulation, mostly in fifty-cent pieces. _ _ Northern Pacific Extensions. Northwestern railroader: The con tract for building the Little Falls cut off of the Northern Pacific has been let to Messrs. Winston Bros., of Minneapo lis. Work has already been commenced. The same company is now receiving proposals for building the Butte Short line, which will run through the Home stake pass. This line commences at a point four miles east of Gallatin, and will be seventy miles in length. Some parts of the work will be very heavy. The other extensions already mentioned by us are forty miles of the Central Washington (Big Bend Branch) and thirty miles on the Missoula and Bitter Root valley. Both of these have now been authorized.