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■NC»' -\r" W' ♦ il * *r é ♦ NO. 12. 10 . - LIVINGSTON. MONTANA. SATURDAY lOL VKHST '20, 180*2. 10 CENT« KICK jjvititjslott Ünvtrvpï^î, >VT..V, - MONTANA. . Il WRIGHT. - Publisher 0i a. WEIGH 1. ..ti-hhai . \l (il NT '20, 1802. Legal au rtiMiig W Kl y K a W M AlloN K Y, jiTTOKNK V AM IIK m «ARLES TA1TAN - -it-ism of Park Con A Ibemarle Hotel, Monta H. pooKMAN, .\TTnKSKY AT LAW ora, lire HI all the < 111 H* to real ••ft»'* 1 In lleffe ami in I in hh ourts, make colleetio iug. special attenti< ning law. i k, Boom 5. I NSKLLOK AT LAW. l «•lionf. 1 'oiivfvniH-ing ami all oilier legal, . !... ima!i|i0v atieixlodto. Loans negotiated .th lemP-r anil borrower. Attorney for the ■ j j Kratern it v Loan and Building Associa jiittv i SI KYKYOK. tki) Status Minks er, in, Montana ,i. Sum BTOIt. Block, Livingston, p. KELLY, UUNK Y AT LA'V AND NOTARY PUBLIC. Office in (Irschel Block, . STR ... T Livingston. Mont. IVISliSTON TEK'VOHKS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. i Healtv building, corner Park and Sec Bi»treets- office hours, Ha. in. to 8 p. m. iWiTF.il Rents Must hk V llIEK I.OUDALL, AID AT UFFHB. RESIDENT AGENT imrnUlE LIFE ASSURANCE SOL MILES BLOCK, li:i»T0N. MONTANA. AtLBRAITIl A FI LLER, A RCHITECTS, ■flu*in Realty Company's Building, corner of ompany Park ami Second si reels ALSTON, MONTANA. imperative Building and Loan Association Emmons. Sec. K. IL Talcott. Vice-Pres't S. M. Nyk. . 11. Lashohn. Attorney A. J. Campbell ÜMiilar meetings on the fourth Monday even aril month, at W. II. Uedfleld s office ,-tidar il reel. w C. SEIILBRKDK, m DKNTIST ! iai atisntion liven tl) the preservation of l-natural u-sih Office in Miles building, St., Livingston. WAGE 4 DAY, Attorn trs at Lam and Notaries Public. hoaneil on longtime on real ami LT'Oiml property. Office in Miles Blocs, Livingston. 10 ALTON, M. 0. W. H. CAMPBELL, M. Ü. I'hyHiclan» and Surgeon*. i rner Main and Park streets, over Na tional Park Bank, Livingston. Uanu8 —ATTORNEY AT LAW. -<& - 0, Hoffer Î in Block. Montana. ft t- SlIAWK, M. D. PHYSUTAN and surgeon, ~~~ Sk ' L ■ v Board, Pension Si rueons. f F| ' K; H«- • ii-T and 8, Second Floor, New lief t * r ' ln «Hock, Main street, Livingston, Mont. ^Ti"i.al catl- prom "Wie hours: s to "''a W p. m. nswered from m., 1 to 5 p. in. i-IVlNGSTON mul Silver kjltl.s mtath ASSAY OFFICE. St no Copper,......... $1 50 1 Oil Till. ........... 5 00 KlilAti,bead S 00 Coal.............. 8 00 -"*»'* '»alvsis..... « 5 00 to $15 00 Analysis ............ 10 00 to « 00 r - eiaplete price list, address Harvey L. Glenn, 1.uingston, Montana. T'-MVCn. Eh ARE THE LOWEST IN A '■ • (a. i mm- believed hv alt who itoL, ) 1 !M *' 1 -'"»d- from me and by ali who :i *' ky. I sell the highest grade *- .... can buy. Fine Diamond sef 18 ..... . •' lored gold flowers, Elgin, JIamp . '"oii-mumo aor one hundred r r, -'>lar prices. Think over thi ^ a ',' v 'itli raided colored go Waltham. Rlfl « * rnuvemeiit» for oi H. J. DIXON, llCT '"BER, MONTANA. Ihiim'h Live .Stock. The state board of equalization have prepared tables of the number, assess nient per head and total value of sheep, hoys, stock cattle and horses in the ilif forent, counties of Montana, says the Helena Independent. The stock cattle does not include cows, thorough breds or'bulls, and the horses do not in clude thoroughbreds. All the counties have sent in their returns except Cho teau, and the board, after waiting a rea sonable time, decided to give out the Statement without the missing county. The total number of stock cattle last year was (121,742 ; this 'ear, exclusive of Choteau county, it is 575,715 ; estimating that Choteau has the same number as last year. 113,941, the total for the state would be 689,656. In 1891 the total sheep reported were 1,517,753 ; this year, ! even estimating Choteau to have no j more than last, the number should be I,i78,848. The number of ho-ses report ed in 1891 was 161,311; Allowing Cho teau only the same as then, the total this year should be 168,260. Last year there were 6,062 hogs ; including Cho teau at the same number as last, there should he this year 7,040. The chances are that Choteau has kept pace with the . increase in other parts of the state, and that all the totals this year should be souiewbnt larger. The board equalized the value of sheep at #2.50 per head for this year, horses #23.66, and hogs #5. The averuge value of cattle being #12.75 at in ub returned, whereas the board only made it #12.50 last year, there was none casion to equalize values or. this class of | livestock. i The following tables will show the number of cattle, sheep, horses and hogs in each county last year, and the mini her, average assessed value per head and total assessed value for this year, omit ting Choteau county: ! STOCK CATTLE Aver County. No No. age Total ls>U 1892. value value. Beaverhead. 25,087 sa.m §13 (Nl § 300,(HN) « aseade........... sa.ii« 22,5 ( 3 15 (Ni 338,595 Choteau.......... ll-V-Ml Custer........... If» 1,177 200,000 Hi (N) 3,200 «N 10 Dawson............ tit,.GDI 80,541 15 49 1.: 141,135 Deer Lodge....... 21,028 18,900 12 70 241,2.0 Fergus............ 02,010 09,373 15 (N» 1,040,595 «iallatin ........... 2.022 18,298 14 40 203,(k A) Jefferson....... 0,220 8,722 15 (N) l'M 1,830 Lewis and Clarke. «1,281* 14.081 15 (NI 220,200 Madison........... 27,205 25,393 13 n(> 330.170 M e.igher........... 20,727 24.71 \ U. i; 382,395 M issoula.......... 10,74«) 12,503 1S T5 153.78 4 Bark............ 22.855 21,380 15 :!'.i 329,220 Silver Bmv ........ 2,410 1,390 15 (Ni 2« (,850 Yellowstone..... 29,4M 28,583 13 90 397.040 SIIEEIV Aver County. No. No. HL r e Total 1891. 1892. va'lie value. Beaverhead........ 45,370 52,001 s ss S 131,084 Cascade........... 94.301 100,077 2 49 200,092 choteau........... 293/7,3 Custer............. lS5..Sd -Mil 1 (N) 897,044 Dawson............ 77,479 100.751 2 19 200,81*8 Deer Lodge...... 30,090 40,280 2 (»2 105,700 299,505 300,192 2 50 900,480 (iallatin.......... 0,058 3,905 2 51 9,810 3,034 3,200 2 50 S,(NN) Lewis and Clarke. 10.387 37,070 2 28 8-4,(VTO Madison........... 12,942 14,407 2 49 30,105 Meagher.......... 259,740 204,900 2 4» 001. t>20 Missoula........... 8,004 17,019 1 (W ■-'r,;.-* 1'ark............... 97,390 117,551 2 50 294,848 Silver Bow ........ 900 1.339 2 20 3.035 Yellowstone....... 115,845 135,241 3 (N) 405.723 HOMftt ». »wer Countv. No. Nu. age Total 1891. 181« value value. Beaverhead____ . 10.853 10,101 #25 1« $ "54,210 ( 'aseade.......... 8,537 9,000 19 20 173,384 Choteau ........... 10,808 23,207 20.301 25 (M 059,132 5,141 9.342 18 20 107.056 10,089 10,835 12 (Mi 250,417 Fergus............ 14,2231 14,490 29 88 433,210 (iallatin ........... ll.Uft 11,005 30 91 359,100 •Jeffersou......... 7,80( 8,008 29 39 235.37K Lewis and Clarke. 0,052 • .25 ( 28 30 205,823 10,08( 10,113 24 (il 39 ,030 Meagher.......... 11,357 10.541 27 (M)! 291,035 Missoula......... 0,887 0,314 32 50 205,301 8,219 0,73. 31 9«, 215,175 Silver Bow ........ 2,9(N 3.877 39 98 155,025 Yellowstone....... 7.527 0,750 sr 55 180,000 County. No. 1891. No. 1892. Aver age value Total value. 205 209 # 7 (HI # 1.4HU Cascade ........... 220 319 • 2. 2,321 01 2(Mi 200 4 70 1.077 02 42 4 88 205 •183 581 4 45 2,591 135 227 5 44 1,235 092 H5S 4 11 3,510 .Jefferson .......... 253 308 0 23 1,930 Lewis and Clarke. 184 920 1 34 021 767 5 39 201 210 5 23 1,100 2,183 1,903 3 55 6,981 179 108 8 (W Silver Bow ........ 90 115 8 04 885 Yellowstone ...... 931 71 ti 4» 5 Stock KhIch Reduced. The Northern Pacific has declared a reduction of about two and a half per cent on stock rates from Montana and the Dakotas to Chicago. This is the first reduction made on this traffic for two years. It has been necessitated by the competition of the Fremont & Elkhorn road, which has penetrated into the southern part of Montana and into Wy oming, and manifested a disposition to cut out all tiie cattle traffic from that territory. The Northern Pacific has ap parently regarded the cattle transport trade from Montana and the Dakotas as its peculiar perquisite for some years, and has no intention of being summarily \ cut out by anv new railroad. The cattle- j carrying business readies an enormous j finure every season, and the reduction : declared by the Northern Pacific will j represent a loss to the company of sev- j eral thousands of dollars for this season alone. But it is thoroughly consistent j with the principle upon which the Northern Pacific does business, us ex plained by Mr. Hunnaford. [ "When the Northern Pacific is in the | field for h il\ il I H h ■articular business it pr poses that its rates shall lie as low i those of any competing line, has to place its affairs in the receiver.'' There is no immediate da ever, of the Northern Pacific going into bankruptcy on account of the cattle busi 1 ness, as even with the reduction it will make a large profit. The ( ireat North ern is apparently not competing for this business at all. At least it has not shown any disposition to reduce rates even to the basis of the Northern Paci fic. Kim YKI.I.OU.STUNK AKK ... , ... . , -|linmuli tv........... ... ,i Company I) of the Minnesota state militia, Captain iiean in command. Hi rived in a special car attached to Mon day morning's Pacific express, en route for their trip on foot through the Na tional Park. Their car was attached to Monday's Park train and taken to China bar, from where their mardi began, the distance to Mammoth Hot Springs, eight miles being covered on that date, at which place the troops made their first camp. Each soldier is t„ carry strapped upon his shoulders not to ex ceed twenty pounds of baggage. He must have in his knapsack two woolen blankets. In these he will roll himself in his tent at night, and outside of them he wili be covered bv a rubber blanket. Twelve camps will be made during the journey, the programme being mapped out as follows : Second camp. Obsidian cliffs, 12 miles; third camp, Geyser basin, 10 miles ; fourth camp. Lower Geyser basin, 22 miles ; fifth camp, Old Faithful, 10 miles ; sixth camp. Thumb bay, on Yel lowstone lake, 10 miles ; seventh camp, Cliffs, ou Yellowstone lake, 9 miles ; eighth camp. Mud geyser, 8 miles ; ninth camp, Grand canyon, 10 miles ; tenth camp, Tower falls, on Mount Washburn, 18 miles ; eleventh camp, Yancey's camp, 5 miles ; twelfth camp, Mammoth Hot Springs, is miles. After leaving the ninth camp the company will leave the road and take a trail across the moun tains, and at the tenth camp will be at an elevation of 12,000 feet above the sea level. Captain Bean states that as the company will lie out from St. Paul eighteen days they may possibly remain more tiian one day at some camp in the Park and stop over one day on their re turn to this city. The men wear the fa tigue uniform leggings, campaign hat, liroau slioes, woolen shirt, and will carry knapsack,haversack, canteen, meat ration can, tin cup, knife and fork and his riffe. Sibley wall tents are to be taken in the wagons, each one large enough to give shelter to about fifteen men, and under these the men will sleep on their blan kets. There are two four-horse teams anil six led horses, the latter to be used in fording streams and climbing the mountains. There is also a buggy team for the photographer. Dr. T. C. Clark is the surgeon for the expedition. The St. Paul papers have representatives in the company. F. J. Haynes is the official photographer. The Army and Navy Journal has a correspondent with the company. 'Some of the guests are Col. Miles of the Twentieth United States infantry ; Lieut. E. F. Glenn of the Twenty-fifth United States infantry; W. J. S. Sonnen and Adjt. Gen. Mullen. Following is the company roster : Captain, Ed S. Bean ; tirst lieutenant. C. E. Metz ; second lieutenant, M. L. Merrill ; surgeon, Dr. T. C. Clark. Ser geants H. W. Tenvoorde, F. II. Haupt, George R. Blodgett. Corporals T. J. O'Leary, Willliam Ehrmantraut. Act ing Quartermaster F. J. Spriggs, John H. Koch. Musicians John J. Dillery, John Roedler, John Ryder, Carl Ryder. Privates— F. P. Brown, C. E. Browne, George C. Bookstaver, D. W. Chamber lin, John Delude, W. J. Doherty, Joseph Deggendorf, Charles Dragert, George W. Eckles, Fred Eisele. A. A. Ernst, Ed Glindnieier. George E. Grau, Albert L. Gervais, John C. Hardy, Paul E. Hen ninger, P. J. Linehan, E. H. Mullen, Gerhard N. Middents. Pat Madigan, Eugene C. Montfort, J. P. Porter, Wil liam J. Ryders, Howard Russell, George Roche, E. E. Schooley, E. C. Schroeder, A. H. Sonnen, N. F. Shobert, Louis H. Tubesing, C. E. Watkins, John Zimmer man. Photographer P\ Juy Haynes. Correspondents L. R. Root, Pioneer Press ; W. F. Baker, Globe ; II. H. Palmer, Associated Press. Honorary Members W. J. Sonnen, \V . G. Bron son. Jr. a , . j ! Midniaht hi«*«». At 12 o'clock Friday night the well known tire alarm which lias become so familiar to residents of the city during the last few weeks, was sounded by the night policemen and tiie switch engine and in a few minutes the hose coin punies were hurrying in the direction of the residence of J. H. Moleott on D street where Hames were seen bursting from the roof of the carpenter shop situ ated in the rear of Mr. Wolcott s resi lhe denee. As soon i sounded Policeman saddle horse at Rnbso and attaching the hose cart to the die started for the eolitiagration. nine minutes after the tirst alarm was sounded a coupling had been made on the hydrant at ChitoII'h stable and in 15 seconds afterwards the thunes were nn iler cmitrol. The carpenter shop was a one and a half story frame anil was tilled with lumber, carpenter tools and a small quantity of bay. The tire was started on the inside anil was undoubtedly the work of an incendiary. Mr. Wolcott be lieves that it was set on tire by some person for the object of appropriating his tools as several of them were missing after the tire. The loss resulting from the damage to the building and lossof tools amounts to about #350. At 8 o'clock Sunday evening the blacksmith shop or O. W. Hirst on C street caught lire and the alarm soon brought tiie fire company out with the hose carts. Fortunately their services were not needed as a large number of people were passing along the streets in that vicinity at the time and the dames alarm was unis procured a i livery stable ! sc e e ex inguis ie< with no loss except j o îe km ( mg ana clothing of Mr. Hirst, ■ which were in the shop at the time. ! Hardly hud the excitement occasioned by this alarm subsided when the city I was again startled by the shrieks of the » ,. . , torrinc rate of speed by Charlev | . * . ' / neon, lo attach the hose carts to whistle at the electric light station, and a few moments later Nelson's cab was driven up Main street to the hose house ut a terrific Joh the vehicle occupied but a moment's time and tlie cuo wass soon whirling ! away in the direction of A. L. Love's stable on Fifth s.reet, which was com pletely enveloped in Humes. The Haines had gained too much headway before the alarm was sounded and about the only service the company could render was to extinguish the remains of the ! ! ' ! , ,, I . . i building and protect the surrounding . .. .. * I buildings from being ignited. I he stable 1 was being used by Nolan Bros, at the time tiie tire occurred and contained a horse, cow. buggy, harness anil about a ■ ton of buy. lhe Hre was started in the, hay mo v and burned so rapidly that by j the time the tirst person arrived the whole building was in Haines. \\ hen j j he doors were opened the cow was driven out but the horse had become suffocated by the smoke and perished m the Hames. The buggy and harness were also destroyed, and together with the horse and hay resulted in a loss of j about #225 to Nolan Bros. j In addition to these Hres in Living ston, the Hre tiend also visited the ranch of John Ray, about 10 miles below the city, Friday afternoon, destroying the house and contents. No cause can be assigned for the Hres at Wolcott s anil : Lo'es except that it is tiie work of an [ incendiary. line tiling which goes to j «• »» theory [ sustain this theory is the fuct that the Hres have all occurred when there was : no wind blowing to speak of, at about [the same hour each time and have all I been conHned to small outhouses. The j regarding their origin except that it is j the work of hobos or youthful Hre bugs | who have a mania for creating an ex- 1 citement in tliis manner. j IlirtlidHy I'Hi-iy Little Bernice Geer entertained a number of her friends Tuesday the 16th inst., from 4 to 7 p. in., the occasion be ing her fifth birthday. About 48 were present. A large and elegant assort ment of presents were presented to the little maid, amongst them being a child's silver set in plush case from Louise Miles; silver napkin ring, Robert Alton; china lose jar, Earl Galbraith; Grace Campbell, silver napkin ring; Robert Talcott, book; Egbert and Eugene Van Horne, gold ring; Lula and Madge Fow ler, autograph album; Lucy Slowen. set building blocks; Earl Mortimer, china cup and saucer; Russel King, silver mug; Ralph Kelly, child's silver set in case; Albert Thompson, bottle perfumery; Geneveive Foley, silk handkerchief and photograph; Albert Webster, dainty chiffon handkerchief; Harold Stone, box of stationery; Pearl and Lulu Fields, china oat meal set; Georgie Barker, plush perfumery set; Reathee Shaw, coated jug and Park scenery; Tassie and Walter Ayrault, bisque doll; Helen Martin, plush handkerchief case; Alfred Croonquist, doll; Gertrude Roth, silk handkerchief; Lee Welsh, silk handker chief; Henry Coyan. steel purse; Tommie and Alice Fennill, gold lace pin; Howard Thompson silk handkerchief; Mable Handly, basket of perfumery; Catherine j Swindlehurst, silk tie and handkerchief; Maliel Merriman, book; Vera Bullard, scrap book; Clara Young, gold ring; [ Bruce Vaupel, gold ring; Mabel Horn- i beck, silk handkerchief; (Jertrude Cham bers, broom; Lizzie Short, lamp; Flor- ; ence Berkey, silver thimble; Briggs, silk handkerchief; Grace Ran dall, silk handkerchief; Mrs. Emmons, handsome bound book: Mrs. Elliott and Mrs. Robinson, silver cup; two silver dollars and picture book. Music and Harry ' games of all kinds were indulg An elegant repast, consisting of cream, nuts, fruits and candiei served. The little guests each re sc hi veil i rs of the occasion. It is m to say the maid Bernice was mail prcssibly happy by the attentions lift le friends. akes. I veil ................ (lull Y1 eel i ntr A meeting of the Livingston republi can club was held at their rooms in the Hed'erlin block Wednesday. The at tendance was large and more than the usual interest was manifested in the pro edings. The various committees sub mitted their reports, after which elec tion of officers was declared in order and resulted in the selection of the following: President, S. L. Holliday; vice presi dents, (ieorge T. Chambers and C. W. ii ickiuan; secretary, James E. Mintie; treasurer, W. E. Thompson; executive committee, A. W. Miles, E. Goughnour, G. H. Wright, C. S. Hefferliti and John Harvey. The question of changing the hours of holding the primaries in this city was raised and provoked an animated dis cussion. The matter was finally settled i by n motion t h, lt a committee of three, l|ie p reB j,] ent , )f tbe c ] u ' 0 to act a8 chair- ! the calls for holding the Livingston pri maries from the hours of 7 to 9 o'clock p. in. to the hours of I to 9 p. m. Satur r „, day, August 2ith. The committee as , , , , . , , , . , r . selected consisted of S. L. Holliday, George Alderson and John Davis. man of such committee, tie appointed by j the chair, with instructions to call on j the several precinct committeemen in Livingston nnd request them to change announced, beginning at using at 9 o'clock. Thursday the committee had a con ference with the several committeemen of the city and urged their claims for a change in the hours for holding the can cuses, but the committeemen refused to accede to the request Tor a change in hours anil the primaries will be held as , , , heretofore a j An extensive conHagration, supposed to have been of incendiary origin, start ed in the business portion of Missoula Sunday evening and destroyed property ; valued at over #40,000 before it was j brought under control by the tire de partment. The property destroyed is as follows : The Louvre building and fur niture, value #10,(KM), insured for #7.000, owned by Joseph Pelican. Eclipse I'il-e HI >1 Is I j stables, owned by Charles Hawks, loss j #13,000, insurance #1,000. Daly & John son, lessors of the stable, loss #2,500, in sured partly. Blue Front saloon, owned by J. T. Phillips, loss #1,(XK). Robert Emmett saliMin, owned by John Lucy, loss #1,000, insured. Frame building, | : occupied as Chinese laundry, loss #500. [ Row of frame shacks, loss #1 ,.>00. Two j story frame, owned by Miss Annie Myers, 1 [ w tail**, „»„eel by W. J. Ste„h-1 loss #1,200. Two-story brick owned by : Mrs. K. H. McCormack, loss #2,000. Rogers House and furniture owned by I \b England, loss #6,000, insured. Mor j ris Shlossberg's shop, loss #800. Two j ens, value #1,300, insured. New brick | house, damage #500, owned by Juke 1 Leizer. Capital saloon, plate glass w in j dows broken by heat. H. Kohn's brick building adjoining the Louvre, loss #1,000, covered by insurance. Total loss #42,900, about one-third covered by in surance. H«hI K»t«te mul M inline TraiisIVr». J. »VI. White to Eugene Denzel, one sixth interest in Last Effort placer claim. Butcher district: #250. Ai ice E. Howell et al. to P. J. and J. F. Nolan, lot 6, section 24. township 2, south of range 9 east; #1,300. John Davis and Mary Davis to W. H. Handly, one-eighth interest in the Dia dem quartz lode, Boulder district; #50. Northern Pacific R. R. Co. to Murray & Wicken hofer, lot 19, block 74, Living ston ; #225. Jerry Healey to Thomas Guiden, one twelfth interest in the Great Western and Yellow Jacket quartz lode, Silver Lake district ; #25. Mitchell Askey et ux. to J. F. Sohl, lots 17, 18, block 114, Livingston ; #1,200. James Innis to Phillip Mercer, one half interest in lots 21 and 22, block 69, and one-half interest in fractional lots 28 and 29. block 29 ; lots 30 and 31, block 70, Livingston ; #200. Arnold, A A Anderson, A O (2) Huvi'u'mSs'aTiI'Ii* j J|!',ü" 8 r ' s J sn I'ntshniv, F L nr'lm!' gV. M h '~ [ w*» i Foster, Wm Jt Co (2 Gr*«n.' , \v' l i- H ; JJ^ l, '^ r g n<lt ' t;,,a8 Hxnroi-k, I'lmvnoe Hall, ('ha» " van!. .1 \V Ihatt. Juhn H ■larvi», II K .tohuauiD, T (J Letter» Ailverrist-il at Livlug»ton MuUtHIIH, AlltCUKt 15, Iffil'j l.rwis, Mr» Amelia Lawrence, Mr» Georgia Lee, llarrv Lewis, Mrs Millie Ltiniiiey, T W Montana Stage Co McDonald. John McLarty. Mrs dame» Martin, Sirs Maria McKeever. Tims Novelle, Man Nail. O J IÏ! ' isliorn. Mrs Mary Riskolie, Frank Perkins, Kitty Keen, Geo Stephens. B A stockwell, Ira Staples. .1 M Smith, T R Taylor, dacob White, Frank Wolf, Mra Viola r-aliing for lhe above will piea-e say d " S. M. Pxkks, I*. M. | ! i 1 I 1 uni that tl tin ini mu. ic ICI ( KI-TION red I Hie Interior. I, y I itlzeit* *> Tuesday morning word by County Clerk Deiitscl rotary of the interior w> Livingston Thursday on Pacific coast and liritish northwest, in pursuance of promise would remain to permit mi interview with the numerous ranchmen and others hav ing business with the interior depart ment. It was decided that the best method of accomplishing this object would be by tendering the distinguished visitor a re ception at the rooms of the Livingston club. Committees were accordingly up pointed to attend to the details, posed of the following gentlemen : Reception Mayor E. H. Talcott, Al bin R. Joy, S. L. Holliday, Alan Macono chie, Gejrge II. Wright and George Al derson. Arrangements Sigmund Deutsch, Walter Goodall. Frank White, Mentor iinpson and H. S. W etzstem, \\ . L. It I'otts. The committee of arrangements pro vbled for a banquet and informal recep tlon - f,,r which printed invitations were 'esued nnd sent to ranchmen and others throughout the county. i his was done to give contestants having claims pend in K in the interior department for odd numbered sections within the limits of of Bozeman to prosecute the case ill the land department. The case has now been advanced to a bearing before the ; secretary of tiie interior, whose visit j yesterday gave those parties claiming adversely to the railroad company an the Northern PaciHe land grant and upon that portion of the Crow reserve ceded in 1882 an opportunity to present their ease individually to the secretary. It will be recalled that a number of runchmen residing on the south and east side of ttie Yellowstone in this vicinity had settled upon and improved odd numbered sections which the Northern Pacific company cluims under tiie pro vision of its grant, donating each alter G...C sc Hun a.d of const CUi-1 |i ill of Us road lor a dislui.ee oi lo.ty iio.es on either side of its right of way. In 188!* these ranchmen began a contest in the name of A. H. Delone, one of their num ber. for the purpose of testing title to I these lands and employed \V. A. lines opportunity to individually urge their demands. Secretary Noble arrived on the 8:30 train yesterday morning and was imme diately taken in charge by the commit tee of reception and escorted to the Al bemarle. Having expressed a desire to enjoy the famous trout fishing afford ed by the Yellowstone he was accom panied by C. T. Peterson and \V. F. | Marshall of this city anil S. S. Huntley of Helena in a carriage drive to the up per Yellowstone where the party were 1 successful in securing a Hne catch of speckled beauties. Returning to the Albemarle he was again waited upon by the committee and escorted to the rooms of the Livingston club w here at 3 p. m. a banquet was served, followed by an in &£ TtäTJS from the surrounding country who had responded to the invitation to be pres ent. Secretary Noble continued his journey westward by the 8:30 train last evening. KIG MINING UK A L. Viilualile llouliler Properties Hiiniled Hint to I»« Developed by Küstern CHpttal. A. M. Hawley, president of the Poor man .Mining and Milling company, came up from Big Timber Wednesday and closed a deal by which he secured for the Boulder Electric Power company and the City Bank of Coon Rapids, Iowa, a lease and bond of the Emma mining lode in the Boulder mining district, from L. L. Lakel. The consideration of the bond is #20,300. Mr. Hawley for the purchasers of this promising property, has put a force of men at work develop ing the lead and putting it in shape for milling operations. .-Vs soon as sufficient development is secured to ensure an adequate supply of ore a stamp mill will be purchased by the company and taken to the Boulder camp to treat the output of the mine. Hilly Gat«» Killed. Billings Gazette : Train No. 57, west bound, mangled and killed a man named Billy Gates, on Sunday near Park City. It was shown at the inquest winch was held the same day by Coroner Chappie that Gates had been stealing a ride on the brake (>eani of the train and had undoubtedly fallen under the cars. He was frightfully mangled and lived but a few minutes after the train passed over him. Gates was well known in Bill ings, having lieen in and around here for several years. He came from Mankato, Minn., first to work for C. E. Warner on his horse ranch, and afterward worked at odd jobs around town anil eauntry up to tiie time of his unfortunate death. Gates had attempt ed to ride out of town several times dur | the week. He was broke and evidently headed for Livingston, where he ex pected to get a job. He was a man of ! perhaps 35 years of age rather ill favor ed and given to drink although a hard worker when out of town. It is utider i stood that he has relatives in Minne 1 sota. particularly an uncle who is reputed to be quite wealthy. The remains of I Wm. Gates were buried near where be 1 met his death.