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THE MONTANIAN- ARRIVAL AND D E P A R T U R E OF M A ILS. MONTANA STAGE COMPANY. n*rry’niT 17. S. '»«•’ b'tween Choteau and «:»»>at Fa1 »• Le«v** Great Ful'e every morning pseei.t Snrd«rQ for Chateau, returning every morning except Monday*. BYRON CORSON. Agent. CHOTEAU TO BELLEVIEW. Once a week: Saturdays, reluming Mondays. W, J, WATPOV, Carrier. C^® IK® ]ïS® Local TIMI? TABLE, GOING NORTH. Leave Great Falls at 7;30 am U Vnuehn «i 8:10 «i u STEELL «i 8:45 i« Collins •i 10:15 h il Plegan «i 12,05 pm GOING SOUTH- Leave Piflgnn at 6,15 pm *• Collins h 7.55 41 II STEELL i» 9,30. II ll Vanghn H 10,05 II Arrive Great Falla u 10,4-5 18 Now the days are getting longer, And the cold is growing stronger, And the coal bin and the wood pile, Must suffer when it snows; But the winter’ll soon be over, And then the trees and clover Will put forth leaf and blossom— And so will some men’s nose. A Merry Christmas To you all. May pence on earth, Good will toward man, Remain with us forevermore. Rev, Hall will hold Christmas service on 8vnday next. The K, P.s are having a grand ball at the Choteat house this eveeinS’ James Ralston arrived home Wednes* day on aGhristmas visit to tbs old folks, brothers and sisters. Z. T. Burton went, to Helena on Mon day where he will remain until after the meeting of the irrigation convention on January 7th, 1892. Judge Dinilap heard a case of assault and battery to-day and fined the offend er fifteen dollars and costs. This morning officer Adlam accom panied by J. F. Rurd waited upon O. W. O Fortune,in whose possession was one Kurd’s ducks, and charged him with stealingwood. He confessed to taking both, and was ordered to leave town or be prnseecuted. Your attention is called to the adver tisement of James Poppleton which appears in this issue. Mr. Poppleton has opened & new meat market a t Fen- ty’s old stand where he would be pleased to serve those who desire choice meats, fresh fish, oysters, sausage and the like for their tables. Patents for the following named set tlers residing in this neighborhood were received a t the Helena land offlre early this week: John A. Cox, Preston L. Howard, Edwin L. More, Walwin C. Myere,Joeeph Purvis, Clairborn E Davis, John Joiner, P. H. Crossen, Robt, Fair- burn, S. P. Miller, Martha C. Tutt, Al fred Cardner, Milton D. Cooper, Geo.F. Flint. The Christmas exercises a t ihe school house last evening were splendid. Willie Bouscaren and Lizzie Ralston were ac corded prizes for speaking as were also Jesse Armstrong and Ollie Wilcox. All the pupils who took p art did well and reflected much credit upon their teacb- w.s At the close of the exercises a large Christinas tree was stripped of some $200 worth of presents which were distribu ted. Wednesday our long spell of nice weather was somewhat disturbed bw a .strong wind from the north which bro’t the the thermometer down to 2° below zero yesterday morning and about two inches of snow. Yesterday, however, was a fine, sunshiny day with but little wind and no snow. Mrs. Fenty called at this office one day this week and stated that the item in regard to her husband and w bich ap peared in this paper last week was incorrect and that she desired us to state that Mr. Fenty had made am ple provision for her during liis ab sence and that the other charges against him were false. For sometime past Julian Burd’s ducks have beeen mysteriously disap pearing. This morning the thief was found with a fattened duck in his pos session. Fortune-ate-ly the owner of the bird was somewhat of a Burd him self and being food of duck, feasted roy ally, while the un~Fortunate fellow had only quack for his pains. A. B. Hamilton arrived home last Monday evening after an extended ab sence of several months. On Tuesday be sold a t public sale all the real estate belonging to the late Rosa Hazlett, de ceased. The sa,le came off as advertis ed aud continued uutil a late hour after supper. They were principally sold in blocks of five and went off in thu <; way like hot cakes a t prices ranging from $5 to $25 each. Few strangers wore pres ent, but it was evident from the begin ning of the sale that the fine Italian hands of several real estate deal ere from a distance were in it. The administra tor has not yet furnished a report of the sales, hence we are unable to state the exact results. D E A T H OF AN OLD-TIMER. Carl Harris, who was in from Robare last week and who returned benco on Sunday, received word from Germany Tuesday eveuing announcing the death of his father, Joseph Harris, which oc curred at Briesen, West Prussia, on the 30th of November. On receipt of this information Mr. Harris hurried back to Choteau to inform his brother Alfred, arriving here early Wednesday morning. Joseph Harris, the father of Alfred and Carl Harris, well known in this sec tion, was one of California’s 49ers, and a resident of the United States for ten or twelve years, during which time he umnssed a fortune. He then returned to the old country, where be has resided since. He was nearly eighty years of age a t the time of dealh. Alfred and Carl are the only ones of the family of nine children residing in this country. They have the sympathy of tbeir numerous friends in this community. N ew M E A T M A R K E T , JAMES POPPLETON^ Proprietor. The undersigned would annouce that he has opened a — o i m u b a t m a b k b t o — At Fen y’s old stand on MAIN STREET, - - - CHOTEAU. - —>»«- - - Where he is prepared to serve Customers with Choice Meats, Fish, Oysters. Sausage, And Everything in that Line. Respectfully, JAMES POPPLETON. A L L I N O N E D A Y ! TW O M EN BLOWN UP B Y G IANT P O W D E R . Albert Bouscaren and Michcal Kelly Nearly Killed. A ttempted M urder . GTJ5 M OM BUitG SERIOUSLY SHOT Ä: W< DÈ!>. 1 h e W ould* M u r d e r e r Lodged In J a i l . The Particular^. On Wednesday just after dinner, seven sticks of giant powder which were thaw ing on the stove at Tom McGovern’s ditch camp, about two miles south of town, exploded and severely injured Albert Bouscaren and Mike Kelly. Kelly was bending over the stove handling the powder when it exploded. His right leg was broken above the ankle and his face and body burned and cut by the pieces of stove which filled the air. His clothing was set on fire and but for the arrival of those working on the ditch near by he would have burned to death. Young Bouscaren, a son of Engineer Bouscaren and who was time keeper on works, was just entering the tent when the explosion occurred. Lie was struck in many places on the body by flying bits of stove and badly burned. His left leg was struck a t the shoe top, the bone broken and the flesh torn away. How either of them escaped being torn to atoms is a miracle. Aleck Monkman, who had but a mo ment before left the tent, was the first to reach it after the explosion. He says Bouscaren was crawling out from the debris on bis hands and knees but did not seem to be much hurt. Kelly was yet inside and Bouscaren said that he was on fire and burning up. A peep in side the shattered tent disclosed the unfortunate old man wrapped in flames and writhing with pain upon the ground. Assistance guickly arrived and the burn- clothes removed. Monkman then jumped oa a horse and came to town alter Dr. Wamsley, who proceeded a t once to the scene of the accident. After caring for them the best lie could the wounded men were brought to town, their wounds dressed and broken bones set. This morning Dr. Wamsley informs us that both men are doing well, though it a lit tle too soon to determine the full extent of their injuries. — ---------------------- 1 --------------------------- -- A tte m p te d Yg o rder. As though not sufficient unto the day were the evils thereof, late Wednesday night Win. Wagner made an assault up on the person of C-ua Momburg,shooting him in the hip with a revolver. The par ticulars are as follows: Wagner came to Momburg’s house, about 12 miles northwest of Choteau, intending to remain oyer night. At bed time he was shown to a bed upstairs but he soon came down, saying he would not sleep there. He quarreled with his host about the accommodations given him. In reply to a query as to wbat he was going to do about it he replied by drawing his revolver aud firing a t Mom- burg, the ball entering near the point of the hip. The wounded man fell and Wagner attempted to fire again when Mrs. Momburg, who had retired for the night sprang between them and pushed the murderer out the door, which she locked. Fastning up the house securely, she ran to neighbors, ball amiledistant, and gave the alarm. A messenger was dispatched for the doctor and officer, both of whom arrived in due time. On the wife’s return home she found her husband lying on the floor with agunby his side ready for attack. The wounded man had crawled to where his gun was kept and was ready for self defense. Dr. Wamsley and officer Adlam soon arriv ed aud tlie wounded man cared for and later Wagner was arrestod at a neigh bors, brought to town and lodged in jail where he now is awaiting an extuni- ,before J ustice Dunlap. Last evening the wounded man was brought to Chouteau and is now a t his brother-in-law’s, Jas. Armstrong, under the care of Dr. Wamsley. This morning he reported the wound as serious, tho’ not necessarially fatal, the ball having coursed outside instead of inside, as was at first supposed, and lodging in the fleshy part of the upper part of the thigh. The wound is a particularly painful ono. FAILURE OF HARRIS BROS. The well-known firm of Harris Bros, of Helena, clothing dealers made an as signment on the 14th for the benefit of their creditors, with liabilities estimat ed nt $00,000. The firm made the bulk of its purchases in New York. Harris Brothers formerly had a house in Butte and others in Great Falls and Spokane. The Spokane bouse was burned out, causing a loss of about $9,000 above the insurance. Assignee Morris thinks the stock on hand and book accounts will «over the liabilities. The largest claim against the house in Helena for $15,000, held by the Montana National bank- Pressure from creditors in New York and failiug to realize rapidly on the stock are said to be the principle causes of their failure. Bathsheba Har ris, the mother of Ben Harris and Meyer Harris makes the deed of assign- luent. B U R D ’ S C A S H S T O R E O n hand with a new Stock of Goods bought of Manufacturers foi Cash. tides of merit for the lowest prices for cash. C s m - d . e e O V E B S H O I B S Tarbox, Schliek & Co.. FOOTS and SHOES Lindekes, Warner & Schurmeier OVERSHIRTS, OVERALLS and UNDERWEAR. Laupher, Finch and Skinner: HATS, CAPS, GLOVES, FUR COATS N o Penitentiary Goods, o Auction Goods, o Old Goods. I 3 i a . r < 3 . ’ s C . A . S H I S t o r e . Does net mark goods so high that they are compelled to cut their own prices in order to sell. THE MARKED PRICE IS THE PRICE YOU PAY.