Jefferson County Sentinel (Boulder, Mont.) 1885-1899, April 01, 1887, Image 1

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4=Npreeree.emere.....— ese s.: For full information address, \ilk - LAIOETSUNII sk ;k 0. M. FERRY &CO'S tA• georld. Illastratrei. • eriptive TROTTER & PARKER, Boulder, Mont. Boulder Drug Store : VT M. OIEIS. - P'1 7 2.0 JF\ PRESCRIPTIONS EF ThERSON COUNTY SENTINEL. VOL. H. • 'rite Pioneer Newaptipcts- of atellfloraon County.. --A Family .Joiarnail—Independent in Politic. BOULDER, MONTANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1887. NO3' TheOt.Wt5fli • The off season of the year ham 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 fo make The Northw:ostern Clothing }louse just what its name implies. Our buyer is about to start for the East- ern markets, where everStiling worthy of merit in the clothing line will he secured. In the ee' entitime we shall positively sell the bal- ance of our winter stock Ot such prices that will secure for it a ready sale. Be sure and call at get our prices before purchasing els.- THE NORTHWESTERN. Halter's Block, Opposite G;rand Central Hotel, 1-3B.111.41-1.1W.A11_IVL 1-3-1 .. J. D. GliOESBECK & CO., DE . cook, Iin 11ti g s ip ovEs ll, and Camp I1RAD3 r, errnrEta.i, Nails, Giant POWDER, CAPS and Fuse, 1.757 00 D WR1IE, CROCI=Pa - Y - , Lamps, Chandeli(rs, Sash, Do9rs and 310111di, Plated Ware Glassware and Bar Goods. Agents for the Celebratea Buckeye For:3 Pumps and Shutler Wagc, - --o:o-- TIN SHO Itooliter 1101111 In connection where all kinds or Job work tad Man - pairing will be done. ur Opposite Court Hous•, • Montana. Boulder HOT Springs. Wonderful Curative Properties IN ALL CASES OF ----- Chronic, Muscular and Inflammatory Rheumatism, Lead Poisoning, Constitutional Weakness, and Ciene.ral Debilit A PLfASANT RESORT FIRST-CLASS HOTItl. AND - BATHING ACCOMMODATIONS. Reached by Stage from Helena, Butte, POiDDS i* the Territory. A first-class PhyAician • Wickes, IF1 Terms nt . - herr, Ccmet. and all rate. DR IRA A. LEIGIITON, FERRY'S SEEDS D.M.FERRY &CO. is constantly in altendarco SSS•i are arni,tttod the -0: • C.1.REFULLY COMPOUNDED DAY AIM I NIGHT. Pure Wines and Liquors for Medicinal Purpose's. a lar7e assortment of Druggists' Sundries, Phints, Oils, Varnishes, Window ' Glass, Wall Paper, Lamps, Candies, Tubaceos, cot LADIPL 4 ! LAIC'S ! LAMPS A full varietriand all attachments constantly on hand. 1 THOMAS F. MURRAY Proprietor of • And Denier in Beef, Pork, Mutton and Corned Beef Game and Fish in Season. Willow burn Farm, HARDING RANGED. Beaverhead Valley, Mont IMPORTED and HOMEBRED Percheron and Norman Stallions and Mares FOR SALE! All Stock Warranted as Represented. Terms and prices to suit custom- ers. Write for Illustrated Catalogue. Visitors always- welcomed. JAMES' MAULDIN, Dillon, Mont; Postodice address, Jeffersoa City, Mcnt- 7-• Rrand, Horses, RR on right t,b.oulder. Cattle, same on rikht hip. Range near Jefferson. PARADISE & MOW, The oely comet( to Carriage, Wagon Blacksmith and Paint Shop In Jefferson ceunty. Main Street, - Montan*. Horseshoei g. and General Blacksmithing. J. B. PERKINS & Co. Wish to inform n the public that they are now prepared to do horse - shoeing in the latest and most im- proved styles of the art.. Diseases of the Feet T eated on Scientific Principles. Lame, Intn- faring and Forging Horses Speedily Remedied. Corns,Contraction,Quar- ter cracks, quitors, thrush, pum- mioed feet permanently cured. Haod-Mado Shoos a Specialty. Special attention given to trotting and miming horses. We have in con- nection with our shoeing department preparations made to do all kinds ot heavy forging and general job work, all which: will be done at reasonable prices and satisfaction guaranteed. . Shop opposite Dougherty Brothers Thomas H. Harding-. the Convicted Murderer of the Glendale Stare Driver, Meets His Pate Like a Brave Man and Protests his Innocence to the Last Moment. TUE LAW VINDICATED. DILLON, March . 25. -[Special to the Independent.] --The law stands vindicated to -day and Thomas H. Harding lies in the coffin which will to -morrow form the covering tet pro- tect .his remains from contact with the clay of which they will ultimate- ly form a part. Many have been the murders in this county, but the scene this afternoon was the first legal ex- ecution which has ever taken place within its limits, attracting on this account more than ordinary interest which usually centers about a case of capital punishment. The critpoe for which the condemned man wati exe- cuted may be fresh in the minis of many of your readers, but as it shows a peculiar case in many ways, will be worth repeating. On the night of the 2211 of last May the little \jerky\ coach left Mel- rose for Glendale, conveying several passengers and Thomas S. Merchant, the well-known traveling man, occu- pied the outside seat with the driver, George Ferguson. The 25th being pay day for the Heels company at Glendale, it is supposed that the rob- ber -concluded the money was on the coach on that memorable eight, and when about half way between the two points the road agent appeared from behind his concealment in a clump of 'willows, ARRED W1T11 A 51101 GUN. He gave the order to halt, and not being obeyed in a second the heavily : loaded gun sent five of its de idly buckshot crashing into the brain of poor Ferguson, who fell forward into the ‘-boot\ and would have rolled off under the horses had not Mr. Met? - chant caught him and held iiimn until N. Ladeaux, one of the inside pas- songern climbed outside to his relief, anti in this- manner they tstSSAted Glendale, the wountred man dying a few minutes after the town was reached. It was iii the 'gray wtilight of the evening but Mr. Merchant was posi- tive he would know the assassin should he see him again. Immedi- ately after the firing of the shot, see - leg that the stage was beyond his grasp, the robber crossed ttio creek, joined his confederate and both of them mounted their horses and fled toward the south. Telegrams were sent out in every direction and men were posted to watch the roads. About - 3 o'clock in the morning two deputy sheriffs who were stationed in the lane about a mile or two from this city, halted two men who were riding along and were answered with pistol shots. They returned the fire, but the men they were after escaped. They turned back ,to the west anti took to the 'hills, being tracked from place to place until Harding was fin- ally arrested in Butte. When sev- eral prisoners were brought before Mr. Merchant, true to his prediction, he at once pointed out Harding, who was then brought to Dillon and has store, Main street, Boulder, it. T. since been here in jail. We also keep Horse Liniments man AND CONVICTION. and Hoof Ointments of,lhe best qual- Last October the grand jury re - it's' constantly ror sale, turned an indictment against Hard- ing for murder in the first degree, and in November he was tried and BOULDER, MONT: convicted, being sentenced to be - • - hanged on the 22nd of December. Messrs. Campbell & Duffy, his attor- over 6,000,000 PEOPLE USE neys, applied for a new trial, but Judge Galbraith refused it, and they then akiplied to the Territorial Su- preme Court, which met in January last. To allow them the right of ap- peal Acting Governor Webb granted J. B. PERKINS & CO., REED h RIND, Priors. The Leading and only First-elass hotel in Helena. PTiCeil reasonable. Everything New and of the La- test style. - - MAIN ST. _ NOTICE. Notice :s hereby given that there will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Fish ('reek irrigating Diteh ('ompany, at the Fish Creek school house at 2 o'clock p. m., on Saturday March, 26th, 1887, for the purpose of electing a board of trustees for. the ensuing year, and transacting such other businesa as cornets before the com- pany. SAMUEL WADE, W. ELMER, President. • Secretary. THE SENTTIIIRT. per year, SEED ANNUAL For 1887 will be waded FREE to tt11 applicant& and to last seas.ui's customers without or- dering fa ea Istrialr to WIZ...on\ pr- . weieg Ger- des, Fte1,1 ltaiwBb.zips IA seed for .1. Address tart acs. Detroit, Paton. Grand Central Hotel a stay of executio» until the 21st of JRDU:Irv. The supreme count sus- tained the lower court, and Governor Hauser granted until the 25th of February to carry the case before the Supreme Court of the United States. More time being necessary to do this, Governor Leslie again postponed the execution until this afternoon. But all efforts to save the condemned man were futile, and the supreme court on Monday refused to interfere in his behalf. MONT. THE PRISON Elt'S ACTION . From the day of his arrest Hard- ing has steadfastly maintained his innocence, and denied any connec- tion whatever with the tragedy. He has had very little to say to anyone, and although the chain of evidence circumstantial - was woven very tightly -around him, he still denied his guilt. Michael C. Kennedy, of Centerville, now lies in the Dillon jail, charged with being the accessory of Harding,the princi- pal testimony being that of the noto- rious Ida Bates, a fowler mistress of Kennedy's end a beer- jerker at Butte. Harding has always been verv hopeful, and when reports were re- ceived on Friday last to the effect that time l'eited States supreme court would grant a further stay, and prob- ably e him a 'tee. trial. he seemed • • quite cheerful. But such was not the case, and on Monday the news came that the highest tribunal in the land had declined to do anything for him, it became evident that his hours on earth were nuinbered. THETA RING FOR THE EXECUTION. Sheriff Jones informed him of the result yesterday morning, and he showed very little emotion, turning as pale as his already marble cheeks could turn arid said nothing. The death watch was placed upon him,as 'soon as he was told, and all precau- tions were taken to prevent hint from committing suicide. The day broke CHILLY AND CLOUDY this morning and it was by far the most disagreeable one experienced during the present month. The sun failed to appear and a mystic shade of dismal dreariness and solitude pervaded the air, nature eppearing to hang her head beneath her fitting mantle of mourning in commemora- tion of the closing scenes, so far as Thomas H. Ha'rding wits concerned, in the ghastly and tragic death of George Ferguson. It seemed partic- ularly appropriate in view of the sor- row and grief of that poor mother, who in the secrecy of her home in a distant State bad undoubtedly spent the night and most of the day in n u 3f 131,E SUPPLICATION and prayer to him who had given and was now about to take away that son • who had bowed her head in shame in her declining years. About the Beav- erhead county jail there was lade to - indicate the. scene winch was to be enacted during the day. Rev. Fath- er Dols arrived on Wednesday even- ing and brought the intelligence that Gov. Leslie had declined to interfere, and that the execution must proceed. The priest saw the condemned man about 7 o'clock on Thursday, and he seemed indifferent as to his late. Un- til that time he had great hopes that he would receive a new trial, but then he gave hiniself up to the inevitable and became NERVOUS AND RESTLESS. - Soon after the priest departed, Harding retired for thought, with Newton Morgan on the death watch. But Harding slept very little, and was up early. At 6:30 a. in. Father Dols called and remained with him. About 7:30 o'clolc Harding ate a hearty breakfast, eensisting of four eggs, a -good-sized beefsteak, some corn, toast, etc., and bore up won- derfully well. At 8 'clock he was seen by a reporter, and then for the :first time showed any : signs of weak- ness. The condemned man sail his age was 28 years, and that he was msed iii Cohoes, New York, et which place he has a mother, stepfather, sis- ters and brothers. He said that his past life had bee» good and clear, and that no person could say any- thing in regard to his past life, but that he hail been raised good, and by hanging him they WOULD NOT MAIZE A MURDERER out of him. \You say that you are innocent of the crime of which you are convict- ed?\ asked the reporter. \I do,\ was the emphatic reply. He said he was resigned to his fate and not afraid to die. The reporter remarked that it must be a hard blow on his aged mother, at which he gave one gasp, as if almost instantly choked up,and a tender chord having been struck in his heart, the tears began to come and he wept bitterly. The reporter told him not to break down, and at this point Father Dols placed his hand upon Harding's shoulder and gave him words of comfort.. He was then asked as to his treat- tnent since his incarceration, and how he felt towards the officers and the community. At first he gave an e a- sive reply and seeing that he was FAR FROM PENITENT and lacking of any spirit of forgive- ness, the reporter asked hint how the officers had treated him. As Sheriff Jones walked up, Harding remarked with some feeling, \I have received all the benefits of the jail and what the law allows, and no more.\ After some further conversation of little importance, the reporter saw that his feelings had gained the better of him, arose took Harding by the hand, whereupon lie sin 1: \I desire you to set me right before the public.\' This assurance was given and the interview ended, the condemned man being left with his spiritual adviser. At 2:23 o'clock Sheriff Jones catne out of the front door of the jail build- ing mut was followed by Father Dols, leading the condemned man. They went direct to the scaffold, and the sheriff immediately informed time prisoner of HIS NEAR APPROACH TO DEATH. Tie fatal noose was placed about his neck and Sheriff Jones and Jailer Rote proceeded to strap Harding's hands and feet. While this was be- ing dene tile prisoner remarked, \Be careful, you will throw me,\ and ask- ed that }Cie slippers be takee off which was done. Ile passed some whisper- ed remarks to the priest and after completing the strapping, Sheriff Jones proceeded to readjust the knot ender the condemned man's left ear. He commented on the tightness of the rope .and Harding replied, \It will be considerably tighter in a few minutes.\ Sheriff Jones then told - the iwkaer that Ids time had ecme and hoped that he would forgive ev- erybody. Harding said, \I forgive everybody.\ Harding KISSED THE (sloes, which was proffered him by the priest. At 2:31 o'clock the rope was cut, the body of ThoniaS II. Harding shot up into the air as the weight Descended, and after a few convulsive struggles it was all over. His neck was broken by the jerk and the end was painless. At 2:37 Doctors Hickman and Les- son pronounced life extinct. In a few minutes after the body was cut down and prepared for burial. Dur- ing the entire preparation Harding was cool and collected, showing no emotion save a flush on his pallid cheek as the noose was put over his head, and he died brave to the last, PROTESTING IIIS INNOCENCE of the crime. The scaffold used con- sisted ef two uprights, surmounted by a cap, through which were two pulleys -a 270 -pound weight was on one end of the rope, while Harding was hanged on the other, and the success was perfect. WASHINGTON LETTER. National Organizations in Convention - The Carnival Postponed -Grand Drill, Etc., Etc. Special Correspondence of Sentinel. WASHINGTON, March 19.-Duriin, the past winter Washington has had as many as six national organizations sitting in convention here at the same time. This week it has only two, namely, the National Department of Superintendence, and the National Association of Passenger agents of the United States and Canada. A jollier body of business men never as- sembled in this city than these repre- sentatives of railroads who have been tenderly discussing baggage rates and other kindred matters. They are from all parts of the country, and of all sizes, ages and descriptions, from the daintily dressed dude to the coarsely clad, thorough-going rough business man. Many of the promi- nent widely -known railroad men were pre s sent s a s sairscient nuatlaer by whom to identify the organization, while a few of the old faces were missing. The President gave them a special reception in the East Room, and each member was individually introduced to him. The large convention held by the leading educators or the country was to be found at the National Museum Probably no visitors who could come to Washington deserve a warmer wel- come than the superintendents and teachers of the publi schools. Many of them prodded Congress vigorously for its neglect of educational matters and especially for its responsibility in the defeat of the Blair bill. President Young, in reply to the address of welcome made by the Com- missioner of Education, (Mr. Webb), said that Washington was rapidly be- coming America's Educational Mec- ca. Referring to the Bureau of Ed- ucation, he mentioned that it was in- augurated by a bill introduced in Congress by `Gen. Garfield more than twenty years ago. Its work had been a good one, but there was much yet to be done, as there were now over six millions of our people who could neither read nor write. He said the inspiration of Congress seemed to be millions for defense but not one cent for education, and that the people would see that the three leaders in the last Congress who were instru- mental in smothering the Blair bill, should remain at home after the next election. It has been decided that the next carnival which was to have been held here at the conclusion of the great National drill in May shall be post- poned until October. The reason for the change is that there would not be sufficient time between now and the time of the drill to make the prepa- rations necessary to carry it out on the magnificent scale proposed. Oc- tober, however, will' be a delightful month for such a display. It is prob- able that the New Orleans Mardi Gras material will figure in the pro- cession. Indications point to a \grand drill here during the mop th of flowers. The total number of military organiza- tions which have up to this time made arrangements with regard to entry and transportation is 226. These are divided among thitty-six different States. They comprise one brigade, nine regiments, sixteen battalions and 145 companies of infantry; one bat- talion, fifteen light batteries and five machine-gun platoons in artillery; six cavalry companies, seven zouaves, thirteen corps school cadets, five reg- imental bands and three drum corps. One of the important occasions of the drill will be Governor's Day, when the chief magistrates of the different States represented will - re- view the troops. Although Secretary Manning and Treasurer Jordan have crossed the Atlantic, their resignations were not to take effect until the first of April. MOH y officials of the department with wham this period of stierenee lets dragged, hope that Mr. Fairchild,the Assistant Secretary, will be the new cabinet officer. CULLED FROM THE COURIER. --- A family named Jackson, consist- ing of father, mother and two child- ren, were drowned it) the recent flood at Painted Woods. Billy Black, long one of our most valued citizens, leaves in a few days for Wickes. We commend him to the people of Wickes anti wish him every success. Paul McCormick, Esq., one of the pioneers of eastern Montana, was in the city on the 23d inst. He says he saw but few dead cattle on his trie, and many live ones, which were look- ing comparatively well. During the past winter he fed about 200 head of cattle, out of a band of 1,200, and could have sold the hay for more than the cattle will bring to -day. X. Beidler is the proud possessor of a fine pair of American eagles. He says the eagle is a noble bird, even more so than the mule, and beside is possessed of more intelligence. Ile tells of the strategy of an eagle in thoroughly wiping out a band of sheep -first carryinc off the herder and then the sheep, one at a time, as his appetite required. X. contem- plates starting an eagle farm, and as a starter got his first eagle eggs this week. On Monday last, Jno. W. Grannis, a proniinent stockman of Shield's riv- er, was brought into town evidently suffering from mental derangement, and apparently a fit subject for the insane asylum. On the following day Probate Judge Carson ordered a jury of inquisition in accordance with the provisions of the present law,and the jury returned a verdict of insani- ty without a dissenting voice, and he was thereupon ordered to be sent and committed to the Warm Spring asy- lum at Deer Lodge. The ctse is a very sad One, inasmuch as Mr. Gran- nis has been a resident of more or less prominence in Montana for more than a quarter of a century. Judge NeLeary on Top. It appears from recent dispatches that our worthy district judge Hon. J. H. McLeary, got into a little diffi- culty during a recent visit to his na- tive heath in Texas. (ktl. - L. N. 13a- ker, with whom the Judge had had some previous difficulty, made a sav- age attack on him, striking the Judge a severe blow on the head with a heavy cane. The Judge was severely stunned for an instant, but. recover- ing himself, dealt his antagonist a heavy blow with his fist, felling, him like an ox. Bystanders immediately interferred,otherwise Judge Mc Leary would have punished the attacking party according to his just deserts. Consumption Cared. An old physician, retired from active practice having had placed in his hands by an East India Missionary the formula of a simple vegetable remedy for the speedy and permanent eure of Consump- tion, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Asthma, and all Throat and Lung affections, after having thoroughly tested its wonderful curative powers in thousands of cases, feels it his duty to make it known to his suffering fellows. The recipe sent FREE, to all who may desire it, with full descriptions for - prepairing and using. Address, naming this paper, DR. M. E. CAE1S, 201 Grand St., Jersey City, N. J. NELLIE GRANT MINING COMPANY OF HELENA. Location of Works, Red Moun- tain, Jefferson County, )Iontana. Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Trustees of said company, held on the 21st day of March. 1887, an assessment of seven (7) cents per share was levied upon the capital stork of said company, payable on or before April 30, 1887. to S. T. Hauser, Treasurer, at the First Na- tional Bank of Helena, in Ilelena, Mon- tana. Any stock upon which said assess- ment shall remain apaid on the 20th day of May, 1887, shall be deemed delinquent, and will be duly advertised for sale at pub- lic auction, and unless payment shall be made before, will be sold on the 10th day of June, 1887. to pay the delinquent assess- ment, together with the cost of advertising and expenses of sale. JAMES U. SANDERS, See'\'. Office -No, ItN Main 8`., Helena. Meeting of the Stockgrowers As- sociation. BOULDER, March 21, 188 , 7. Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the members of the Stock Growers' haeociation of Whitetail Deer aridFish creeks held it Whitehall on Saturday, the 2d of April, 1887, for the election of offi- cers, to. wit: President, 'ice -president, secretary and treasurer, and transac- tion of any other business that may come before the meeting. All mem- bers requested to attend. By order of E. G. BROOKE, President. J. M. 1). TAYLOR, Sec'T. NOTICE. Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that no business of whatso- ever nature must he transacted with John Quinn, Jr.. of Boulder valley. except through the undersigned, his duly appoint- ed gutudiar. II08RFELD, Guardia , Plymouth Rock and Leghorn*. A few choice Plymouth Rock aud Leg- horn cockerels for sale. Also, Wyandotte, Plymolith Rock and Leghorn eggs for hatching for sale in season, at my place in Wickes, second Pease on Boulder road. U, 0. N.,sw. • ' •s. - •.1. • • -. -

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