Jefferson County Sentinel (Boulder, Mont.) 1885-1899, March 04, 1887, Image 1

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, , . /1 ,.. / ,.!/...1.‹.0 1/.. .... • VOL. II. STRENGTH FOR TO -DAY. Strength for to -day is all that we need,' For there never will be a to -morrow; For to -morrow will prove but another to- day, With its measures of joy and sorrow. a Then why forecast the trials of life With much sad and grave persistence, And wait and watch for a crowd of ills That as yet have no existence? • Strength for to -day; what a precious boon For earnest souls who labor, For the willing hands that minister To the needy friend or neighbor. Strength for to -day, that the weary hearts In the battle for right may quail not, And the eyes bedimmed by bitter -tears In the search for light may fail not. Strength for to -day on the down hill track For the travelers near the valley, That up, far up on the other side, Ere long they may safely rally. Strength for to -day that our precious youth May happily shun temptation, And build from the rise to the set of the sun On a strong and sure foundation. Strength for to -day, in house and home, To practice forbearance sweetly; To scatter kind words and loving deeds, Still trusting in God completely.. —Boston Tranieript. BUFFALO BILL. AN EirlEIVING WITH BY FREDERIC EDWARD MCKAY. I dare say every boy knows that the phrase \Wild West\ refers to just now, not so much to the bound- less prairies in the neighborhood of the Rocky Mountains, as to the re- production of the same tan -bark by the famous \Buffalo Bill,\ with his grand assortment of Indians, cow- boys, ponies and realistic effects.\ I recenly paid a visit to the show 0 in Madison Square Garden for the express purpose of being eyes and ears for those readers of the Argosy who may not have enjoyeethe op- portunity of seeing and heating for themselves. And first to describe the place of exhibittien ! In the (tenter of the garden is a large tan -bark ring, around three sides of which are ranged te audi- ence seats, extending back to the walls of the building. Across the farther end of this mam- moth building, or rather square, hangs a heavy, red curtain. It shuts off what is termed a stage, but which in reality is simply a continuation of the performing ring. The place, taken as a whole, pre- sents very much the appealance of an old Roman amphitheater. One is struck by the qeantity of knickerbockers and broad collars dis- played in the audience, and.likewiae by' the large number of old gentle- men treating select parties of chil- dren to candy, popcorn and photo- graphs of Buffalo Bill. Perched up in a box at the left of the stage, sits Mr. Richmond the ora- tor, who rises, after the cowboy band has finished its vigorous oserture, and announces that \A Grand Introduc- tion of the Performers\ will take place in order that the audience may become more familiar with the& in • what is to follow. Thereupon the red curtain is rais- ed, disclosing a very realistic forest, from which a party of beings, such as are engraved on the head of a cent, gallop forward, and are duly present- ed as \the Bad Faced Band of Sioux Indians!\ This title does not belie them. They are followed by their chief, Ison m n. Wolf, who smiles benignly, re- lieves him ,elf of half a dozen war whoops and follows his braves through a side door. After Mr. Long Wolf, comes an eccentric -looking person,who rejoices in the name of Out Meat, and close behind Cut Meat, ride his train of Cheyennes. And wile* the Comanches and Pawnee tribes have also made their bow, and some red-shirted cowboys have galloped under the electric light, Buck . Taylor, the \king of the cow- boys,\ makes his appearance, amidst great applause. He is really a striking looking man, standing six feet in hi a stockings, and with a frame like an ox. \Buck\ is a Texan. His particular aims have always been to ride harder, shoot sharper, and pull down a bigger mem- ber of the herd than the next man. In this he succeeded. No man in the West, probably, has greater \nerve skill, self-possession add endurance, than Mr. Buck Taylor. Is'verybody likes him around the Garden, for he is as amiable as a schoPI girl --that is, as some. But to resume—but I can't give the entire list of perfotiners. It would take a good sizedibook. Buf- falo Bill comes last, on e large, pow- erful looking horse, \Old Charlie\ by name, who is said to have crossed the continent three times, and never missed a performance y4t. Buffalo Bill! Do you expect to see :a hard -faced, blear -eyed looking man, who glances savagely at everything within speak- ing distance? If so, you are mistaken. Buffalo Bill—or to use his right ;lame—has a strong fasts rather stern. SS N COUNTY SE 'rile Pioneer Newteptsaaer of Joffe-a-mon ('onnty Unroll\ .Iont-ittall---Tn(14 - -imsrulent in ices. if you will, and yet there is a kit look about his eye which siss g s-s. that perhaps he is not thirsting for gore. He has ample shoulders, and is of fine height. He wears a hand- some frontier costume. And now the curtain rises on the \first epoch,\ and behold we have a Rocky Mountain forest, dark, gloqmy and suggestive of snakes. The man in the roof of the Garden has turned his calcium light low, as it is \the mystic hour of twelve,\ and the simple red man is wrapped in sleep and his blanket. Then there comes a ray of light, which spreads and casts pale, ghostly mist through the trees. Old Sol is rising, and a shaggy grizzly bear wanders out for a consti- tutional before brea ast. Next some pretty antelope come, cr ding be- side each other to driek from the pool. By this time day has broken, and the twitter, twitter, of one lone bird - has been reinforsedty quite an army. Eh! A head pops up from the brush. This is followed by the crouch- ing form of an Indian—on the track of the antelope. Other Indians have arrived on the scene, and there is a \Friendly Dance\ by two tribes. It is inter- rupted, however, by the appearance of a courier, who tells them, in sign - language, that a hostile band is ap- proaching. Wherepon the party turn their attention to a war dance and make ready for the enemy, who come upon them before long with s suc- cession of \Ugh! ughs!\ and \Yah! yahs!\ Now, I have heard of war whoops being somewhat explosive. but the whoops that mingle in that battle de- cidedly pass the Innitsof spine creep- ing, and the presence of \one of the finest\ near by is a real pleasure. The curtain descends on this skir- mish—that is, on all but one warrior, who falls partly outside, and is hur- riedly pulled in by friendly hands. The next scene is \The Prairie,\ which it represents very vividly. Buffalo Bill himself is in pursuit of his favorite game, t he bison. Of course he \tumbles\ two of \ther critters\ with much applause. An emigrant train comes rattling along; the women and children in the wagons, and the men driving or rid- ing alonside. After one or two rounds of the ring, a halt is called, the horses are unhitched, the wagons drawn up in a semi -circle, and things made ready for a night's stay. - While the \old folks\ are prepar- ing the food, the younger portion of the caravan, under the leadership of Buffalo Bilk ride out into the arena and dance a Virginia reel—on horse- back, and when this is .finished, they go through a lanciers. It is,a pretty sight. The party seem as muct at ease in the saddle as a baby in crib. When the dance is finished, every- body gathers around the fire, where jokes and story telling are in order. But gradually the circle diminishes. One by one the tired emigrants van- ish under their blankets, using their saddles for pillows—until one stout oldGennan is left soliloquizing alone, but very soon his head droops for- ward, and his pipe falls to the ground. Silence reigns supreme, except for the occasional bark of a prairie dog or some stray coyote's calling yell. And then away off in the distance a Militated flame springs up, creeping on and on, growing brighter—and larger—and nearer, until the whole sky is crimson. A prairie fire—the most awful of all things to the emigrent! So sud- denly, so quickly, it comes, ravenous- ly devouring the dry grass. Some . one wakes. The alarm is given. There is a scene of confusion. The mei, frantically whip up the blankets and beat back the flames. But whoever get the best of it— the men or the fire --we are left to imagine. The curtain collies trund- ling down, and some cowboys ride out into the ring and indulge in \some fun,\ according to their idea of humor, such as picking up a hand- kerchief, wrile their horses dash along at break -neck speed; riding bucking ponies, Texan steers, and the like. The third epoch represents a cattle ranch, \the new home in she wild west.\ Against a -rough hog cabin at the left of the stage a rude sign is stuck up announcing that the build- ing is a \United States Post Office\— such as it is: The family washing hangs from a clothes -line (rather full- er, I think, than was common in primitive days) and among the trees a girl is swinging contentedly to and fro. An ox wagon wheels on the scene. A little child toddles from the cabin \to kiss papa,\ who has dropped his whip and gloves, and clambered down from the cart, Just about this time, the Indians attack and almost massacre the peace- ful settlers. But some cowboys who happen to be handy, ride forward and turn the table. Right here I want to remark that, if the \Wild West\ is intended to be truly realistic, the cowboys, Indi- ans, and soldiers should he more dis- criminating in the use of their\ahoot- ing irons.\ In the fray just mentioned, for in- stance, one hero, having secured a girl and shot an Indian, placed his foot upon the latter and fired eight - BOULDER, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 187. , -hots into his dead body. Now it strikes the Ars.- ,resentative that the last seven , iiuld have been used with somewhat more effect on living foes. \Custer's Last Rally\ is the event of the evening, and is next on the programme. It represents the sad history which every American, boy knows so well, of poor' Custer's fain- ous disastrous charge; Buffalo Bill himself takes t he part of General Custer. There is more shooting and Annihi- lating, a series of tragic tableaux, much realism of detail, and we have the authority of Gen. Sherman for the correctness of the scene. The evening closes with the min- ing oantp, at Deadwood City, in the Black The miners are having a holiday titne,and indulge in all sorts of shoot- ing, riding and jumping matches. In- deed, one \Mustang Jack,\ actually jumps over a horse without breaking Ilia neck. After the arrival and departure of the old Deadwood stage coach—a famous contrivance, by the way, and which is now exactly as it was when last taken from the Deadwood City stable, some years ago—we are treat- ed to a cyclone of the improved \Blackman Air Propeller\ order, which equals in effect the appalliug . real thing, without doing so much actual damage, although, to be sure, one man is lifted from the coach and hurled through the side of a shatter- ed house. On this windy scene, the cuetain comes down fast, and the audience pull on their out -door garments and pour out into the cold civilization of Madison Square, with every other boy looking forward to a dreamy night full of wild Indians, tomahawks and gunpowder. But the Argosy reporter stayed behind, while, one by one, the lights were being put out and the photo- graph man was packing up his boxes, and the little Indians were being put to bed. \The Wild West,\ said Mr. Burke, the manager, \is no new thing, as you doubtless know. Mr. Coda and Mr. Saulsbury have been gradually perfecting the exhibition, until you find it as it is. It partakes in no man- ner of the nature of a circus, but we find it fills the Garden as well, if not better, than Barnum's did. Mr. Cody has served in the Nebraska Legisla- ture, but he resigned, preferring to return to the plains to remaining in political life.' On leaving New York, Mr. Cody, with the entire Wild West Exhibi- tion, will depart for London. But they will return in the near future; for, between you and me, I rather think the Indians and cowboys will feel ill at ease with the Atlantic yawning between them and \the Great Western Desert.\ RAILROAD' RATTERS. A Combination of Railroad Builders to Push the Montana Exteesion—The Branch to Butte via Boulder A Certainty. CH IC A GO, Feb. 2(1.—A Times spe- cial from Fargo, Dak., says: It. is learned from a reliable 'source that three of the great railroad building firms have combined and taken a contract to build for the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba railway 700 miles of road bet wee Mouse river in Northern Dakota and Great Falls, Montana; from Great Falls the road continues south as far as Helena on the Montana Central. 'the construc- tion is to be pushed as few lines ever have been, 50,0(X) men, if they can be had, being put on as soon as spring opens. It is claimed that this line will be in operation before next fall from St. Paul to Helena, and wit) have branches to Butte and all lead- ing Montana points, competing with the Northern Pacific. It will have the advantage of the latter in grades, none exceeding forty feet to the mile. It will also be operated at much less expense as it is through a level coun- try and not troubled with snow block- ades. The line will be so much straighter than the Northern Pacifie that its haul from St. Paul to Helena will be but little longer. It goes north of the Bad Lands arid will have a productive country, near the entire distance. As this road operates in connection with the Canadian Pacific, it will be a formidable competitor of the \'lantern Pacific, for not only Montana business, but that of the Pacific coast. THE LICENSE LAW. Below we Give the Folio), inc' in Regard to Lleeri-c.i. Marshall moved as an amendment to Toole's motion that instead of pay- ing•licenses quarter!‘. ti.ey be p:iA yearly in advance t . ,e same rites itrovided in the bill. lit supi,irt of his motion he said he believed that it would `have a tendency to close many a doggerel. Many men that could scare up enough money to buy a barrel of whisky and a keg of beer would go into the saloon busi- hess; men that had families arid a splendid and respectalSss trade to support them would go into this kind of business, and that III r these men were their own best sustomers. If you go to a small place %Oil here are perhaps only two houses. r at a railroad station where ti :re was a depot and other house, •:her was sure to ikaye a shingle r its door with the word \Saloon . iiieri , on. The way the license now is niost of time men started in as an experiment, but if you make a lieense savaide annu- ally in advance at a al sum, not near so many would e , , •rinient, arid it would save from rui• siativ a good man who will others , s• foll o w his Usual avocation. Toole said he was in to meet the members half N , . t matter, and as a comprone-• with- draw Ilia motion anti -IA Mar- shall's_amendment. Armstrong was opir elaking it a yearly license. \1 „e eioon bu- siness was either right or e , ing, and if you license them it is a Igitimnate business, and you might as well have it paid monthly as :isms, iv. The motion of Marshall pre- Sand the license fixed for saloons is. follows: In all cities or toy • s wi • a popu- lation of 3,500 or .0: per an- num; in places of 1,000 11 under 3,500, $400 per annum; ii laces of over 204 and under 1,00' • 300 per annum; in places conta. -lig less than 100,$240 per annum. For all persons selling in greater quantities than a Allan, $200 per annum. License for commercial travelers is made a territorial licensalof$100 per quarter, or $300 per an: , payable in any county in the 'I' es law was so amended that here- after the counties shall receive 85 per cent of all licenses, the balance to go to the territory. A section was adopted providing that for the purpose of arriving at the population of a place, and securing a proper collection of license taxes, the treasurer shall multiply the whole number of votes cast at the last pre- ceding Oilersl election by three,and the sum thus ascertained shall be the population of said city, town or vil- lage for the purpose of the law. The passage of the bill as amended was adopted. Just Arrived! ! STOVES I A \1 7 '1'11 ILine of' Heating & Cook- ing Stoves at Hel- ena prices. Hardware & R Specialty. Repairing :one Neatly lc Quickly. Main Street, - • Boulder, Mont. E. THOMAS & CO. Wickes To Boulder MURRAY'S STAGE .LINE, NS DAILY FROM WICKES TO BOULDER, CnVcECTi5G WITH BOULDER HOT SPRINGS. All Freight and Express matter delivered daily, 1 .noney than at arwhing best i • an agency for the 'est selline •t out. lieginuers succeed grand cy. N,mt. fail. Terms free eAemerr nocmc co Portland. Maine GOY. HA USER ON RAILROA DS. to the Independent).— In an inters •-• T. co 11°1 Mir WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. ---[Special this evening Gov. Hauser said le. while in New York consummated all arrangements for the prosecution of Wieltekc work OH 010 contemplated branches of the Northern Pacific road which The bar is stocked v ith fine liquors, fresh s he is to build in Montana. The Bread- beer and best igar in market. er Valley road will be pushed air, ingh to Butte, ,the Phillipsburg, Bitter Root Valley and Helena and No.:th• ern Pacific breeches will all be built during the year, and several others are under contemplation, including one to Red Miff, arrangements for which will prohably he consummated before he returns to Montana. Home. S 0 0 INT Mont. 12 1 -2c. DRINKS. 12 HAMMILL BROS., Prossrs. Cigars! Cigars!! Cigars!!! Just rect , iv,(1! 15,000 cior , ., rytt from the factery, Will he sold at wheleside as Cheap as they can be bl night fr;;In any houseiii Montana. Sole agent for the Boulder Townsite cigar. T. v. mraRAT ESTA BT. ISH ED 1807. No. 10-45). FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HELENA. \Ij. S. Depository, Paid up Capital,$500,000 Surplus and Profits, 225,000 DIRECTORS: S. T. Hauser, Prest, E. W. Knight, Cashier, A. J. Davis, Vice Pr. T.H.Kleinschtaidt, Asst. Cash. A. M. Holier, ttigti t t i Curtis, II. M. Parchen, R. S. Hamilton, J. H. Ming, C. P. Higgins, T. C. Power. Boarding & Loaging Also &choice CI G ARS, Nun, FRUITS / CONFECTIONS. —4{ 0:0 H— mns. The lady who boat her arm on the Fourth of July, 1884. Main ti4t. Wickes, Mont BOULDER CITY r d (111 1 it (& Harness S 110 P • John F. Sheehy, Prop r. N034 1- - it e—N P I C: m .)1R, The off season of the year has arrived and ample time for reflection abounds. With pride we point to the -past season to a trade beyond our most sanguine expec- tations. With increased facilities we shall aim and strive to make The Northwester:). Clothing House Just what its name implies. Our buyer is about to start for the East- ern markets, where everything worthy of merit In the clothing line will be secured. In the meantime we shall positively sell the bal- ance of our winter stocIiat such prices that will secure for it a ready sale. Be sure and call and get our prices before purchasing else. where. THE NORTHWESTERN. goiter's Block, Opposite Grand Central Hotel, I IR IMI.MMI N T.A. 7 r ra J. D. GROESBECK & CO., HARDWARE Cook' Heating STOVES Having purchased a stock of harness and Camp - ti) make anything in the above line to or- der- All work warranted hand -made and no charge if not satisfactory. leather and mounting, I am now prepared Buggy Trimming Done to Order. - - ri ill '. Palace. R , s ,_ Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars Imported Wines and Brandies a Specialty 73 IIAII FRANK FARNHAM, Prop. Foga Store BOULDER, MONTANA. Stationery, Toilet Articles Cigars and Tobacco, Fruits and Con- fectionery, also a fine supply of ALBTIMS AND PORTMONIAES. A choice variety of everything in the stationery line always in stock. Ed. McSORLEY, Proprietor. CHARLES POND, Dealer in ChillES8 and Japanese Goothsi FANCY PORCELAIN E and C 1 - --1 I N _A_ 7,A,T , CICI•ARS and TOBACCO,. Boulder City, Montana. LEES TAYLOR, 4 A que4 q , 51 ' 41ditCr iituiaor All kinds of Doors and Window Frames, Stairs. ccn4utEire, Etc. made to Order. Plans, Specifications and Estimates BOUT TIER. Newly Built, Newly Furnislag ThronEhent and Centrally 'mated. 11 : Z 4 01\T, B FL 'EMMT-..1, Nails, Giant POWDER, CAPS and Fuse, woOIXEEINTWA.R=, Lamps, Chandeliers, Sash, Doors and Mouldings, Plated Ware, Glassware and Bar Goods. Agents for the Celebrated Buckeye Force Pumps and Shutler Wag C.23 —o:o— TIX SHOP In . ronnection where all kinds of Job work and Ri. pan:ing will be done. OrOpposite Court House, • 3kkosattanua, Boulder Drug Store. wi,e1- 0± - s - _ERsIss 0: :o PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED DAT NIGHT. Pure Wines and l Liquors for Medicinal Purposes, Have on hand a large assortment of Druggists' Sundries, Pits, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glass, Wall Paper, Lamps, Candies, Tobaccos, soli LAMPS! LAMPS ! LAMPS!! A full variety and all attachments constantly on hand: The Windsor House. TROTTER & PARKER, Prop's. BOULDER, Mont. W.Everything First -Class.: BOARD PER WEEK, \ TT 00 2.0* a AND prepared J pov m uhull) h iy GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL FRANK FARNHAM, Proprietor, THE LEADING HOTTIIA IN BO - ULM :1 Z. The Tables are Supplied with the Best in the Market. st BOARD AND LODGING \$7.00 BOARD PR PAV A. C. QuAINTANCE 9 Dealer in Fresh Beef, Mutton, Pork, Sausage, Fish, etc. In fact overythiug usually kept in a i1r3t- cia:ia meat market. Meat Supplied to all Railrcal. and Tie Camps at Reasonable rates, , ur Orders solicited and goods d t di T eri , e ; firelformon City-, Mont. 1.50 Waggon' From AU Pointe Stop at 'This Hotel. IVI P21 :E:t - Ss's?' p.a. 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