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'9 GUtEAT FAIiliS DAHj TKIBTJNB, THUBSDAT, DECEMBER 27, 1900. WHEN A NOTED OUTLAW MADE HIS while the boat was landed at a wood yard on down the Missouri. "Big Nose George" was taken down the river to Omaha, and thence to Laramie, Wyo. While in jail, awaiting trial, he became verv thin and emaciated and by con RENDEZVOUS IN THIS COUNTY 'Big Nose George" and His Gang Once Made Their Winter Headquarters on the Missouri, Ten Miles Above Cascade. They Stood Off a Vigilance Committee Formed by Residents of Sun River and Stole Horses That Belonged to the Members.

r-- r- Mj (31 Merry to tou arr AND ESPECIALLY TO OUR KIND PATRONS AND THE SMELTER BOYS KAUFMAN CLOTHING CO. (EWlill(llipliIl see me New The Talking Machine of the Twentieth Century. THE most extensive use of the Graphophone is for entertainment. Its power and versatility as a pleas uremaker are unrivaled by any instrument ever devised, So far as audible effect goes, tne Graphophone brings the popular singer or comedian, the famous band or orchestra, or instrumental soloist into the actual presence of the listener, making it possible to enjoy for a trifling outlay, in homes remote from the populous centers, all the pleasures of the concert or operatic stage. It is all musical instruments in one and the human voice besides, and with all its wonderful versatility, needs no skilled performer to operate it.

Here in several styles, $5.00, $7.50 and $10.00 each. The Columbia Graphophone with clockwork motor, $25 00. The Columbia Graphophone with electric motor, $50.00. Each of these has Reproducers, Recorder, Horn and Cabinet. If interested write for Graphophone catalogue.

Come In to see and hoan fAs wonderful machine MurphyMaclay Hardware Co. stant practice succeeded in slipping the handcuff off and on his left wrist. One morning when the guard unlocked hia cell to bring in ma DreaKiasi, creorge slipped the handcuff from his left wrist and, using it as a club, he brained the Piiard and made a dash for liberty. Hs was overpowered, however, before reach- ins the outer door and was returned to i 1 1 .1 11,. nia cell.

xnat mgnt a niuu uretn jail and the next morning the dead body of the desperado might be seen swinging from a nearby telegrapn poie. Thus ended the earthly career of Geo. Parrot, who was undoubtedly one among the most desperate and dangerous criminals that ever trod the soil of Montana. He was about 5 feet 8 inches in height, complexion very dark, narrow, sloping forehead, iet olack hair and small bead like eyes. His most prominent feature was his larsre Roman nose, from which peculiarity he gained the nickname of Uig JNose lieorge.

Money andJMetals. New York, Dec 26. Money on call firm at 4 to 6 per cent. Last loan. per cent.

Prune mercantile paper, 4 to oya. Silver certificates, 64 to 65. Bar silver, 64. New York, Dec 26. The metal mar ket was entirely nominal today in the absence of advices from abroad, and trading, if there was any, was confined to supply immediate requirements.

Lead. 437. Lake copper was dull at $17 for Lake Superior, and $16 for casting and elec trolytic Spelter was unchanged at 4S2V to 487. Wheat Minneapolis, Dec. 20.

May, 73; July, 75; on track, No. 1 hard, 74V4; No. I northern, 724; No. 2 northern, Chicago, Dec. 72 to 72.

-December, 69; livestock. Chicago, Dec 26. Cattle, receipts, Steers, 10 to 20 cento lower. Texans, 10 cents lower." Butcher stock steady to a shade lower. Natives: Best on sale today, three cars at good to prime steers, to poor to medium, $3.75 to selected feeders, $3.75 to mixed steers, $2.50 to $3.75 cows, $2.50 to $4.25 heifers, to canners, $1.75 to bulls, $2.50 to calves, $4 to $5.50.

xexans: Keceipts 3UU. Texas grass steers, $3.30 to Texas bulls, $2.40 to $3.25. Sheep: Receipts, 12,000. Sheep and Iambs mostly 10 to 15 cents higher. Good to choice wethers, $3.85 -to fair to choice mixed, $3.40 to western sheep, $3.85 to $4.70.

Texas sheep, $2.50 to native lambs, to 5.75; western lambs. to Mining: Stocks. New York, Dec. 26. Adams Consol- lriatori.

90- AI10A 4(1. TiruA. 9M. Brunswick Consolidated, 17; Comstock 1 nnnei, 4 Oon. Cal.

and 1.35; Deadwood Terra, 55; Horn Silver, 110; Iron oilver. fi5: Tnilvill fVinanli. dateaV5 Little Chief, 16; Ontario, .75 'uPlur p8 5 Posti, 10; Savage, 12; lerra 20i Small Hopes, 50; Dianaara, Copper Stocks. Boston, Dec 26. Adventure, 11 Arcadian, 21; Atlantic, 27 Montana.

Jioston, -83; Calumet and Hecla, 830; Centennial, 21; Franklin, 15; Osceola, 74; Quincy, 175; Wolverine, 46; Old Dominion, 294. Hand made. Itpays to buy the best Investigate and test the merits of our Modem Flora, it cannot be excelled in quality. Mads by W1GGENHORN BROS, WaUrtown and Milwaukee Wta. Printing THE MARKETS slinging the bridle over his arm, walked boldly up and knocked at the cabin door.

"Big Nose George" oiencd the door and demanded the business of the scout. He put up a plausible story about losing his horse and, being a stranger in the country, he had lost Ms bearings and was tired and hungry. George was completely thrown off. the track and readily admitted the stranger and gave him supper, bed and breakfast. The stronghold was really a double cabin, in one, of which was a.

fixe- place in which the cooking was done. The other cabin was used as the sleeping apartment and was provided with loopholes, double doors, re-enforced with logs and -otherwise prepared for. strong resistance in the event of attack. The walls were covered with a variety of fire arms and ammunition, so arranged as to be quickly handled in tune of need. The intrepid scout betrayed no sur prise at this unusual state of affairs, but manifested a keen interest in the wild hunting stories related by "Big Nose George" during the evening.

boon after breakfast the following I took his departure, and, making a wide detour, reached his horse and hurried away to make his report to the vigilance committee. Had the desperado ever for one moment suspected hia mission he would have been murdered in eold blood. The next plan was to wait until the gang started on the road in the spring, and surprise them in camp and attempt to capture the whole lot. On the 4th day of May the gang met on the banks of the Missouri river and waited for Nathan Gibson to ferry them across. In coming through the Judith in the fall, they had stolen a valuable horse from the Judith Cattle company.

Joe McKnight, a member of the company, then post trader at Fort Shaw, was notified of the move ments of the road agents, and met them at the ferry" and demanded the stolen horse. After considerable parleying and some hard language on the part of George, the animal was finally surrendered to its rightful owner. It was a poliey move on the part of George, as he had larger game in view and did not want trouble just then. Crossing the ferry with their saddle and pack horses, they proceeded to lay in a supply of provisions and-liquor. With the outfit, besides "Big Nose George," were Little Al Williams, Fred Dermott, Will Cary, Bill Pyke and sev- eral others who had not been seen be-! fore, making in all a party of nine men." The desperadoes drank freely and were i tj t.

1, IUU1C UI 1CB9 UlWAIVBbCU mcj aai-. ally started down the road. As soon as they were out of sight, a courier immedi ateiy left for Sun River to notify the vi'ollsnw inmmit.ti nf i.h movements of the gang. A meeting was called and the matter was fully discussed from all points of view, lhe proposition was to surprise the gang that night and take advantage of theur drunken condition to effect a capture. When it came to a pinch, how- i ever, as the time to start on the perilous undertaking arrived, the would-be-brave vigilantes backed out, one after another, and finally the whole project was abandoned.

Had a more resolute set of men had the matter in hand they could have reaped a handsome reward, besides saving the loss of valuable horses, as the sequel will show. I The desperadoes moved on down the valley and camped for several days on Deep creek (Smith river), 15 miles be-' low the ferry. Here they accumulated a large herd of the best horses in ie country; picking the best animals from the ranchers' stables, and even the livery stable at Sun River did not escape paying tribute to of the road. At this t5-e they visited Bob ranch home one evening and, holding up aysrr nn tw hired man at the point of Winchester rules, they helped themselves to all the provisions on from here they started toward the Ju-; dith with their stolen We next hear of the gang at Miles City, where they were captured by the sheriff of Yel- lowstone county. Will Cary was tried at Fort Benton and sent to the penitentiary at Deer Lodge.

Here he played the insanity dodge and was removed to the insane asylum, from whence he escaped, along with some valuable Kentucky horses. Little Al Williams escaped and was undoubtedly the leader of the gang that attempted to rescue "Big Nose George" 1 worn rl 1 gracyjrW-er Cleanses the System Gently and Effectually when bilious or costive. resents in tlie most acceptablearm Anowsi to actjrtost TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS BUY THE GENUINE MANF'D. BY CALIFORNIA FIGSTRUPCO. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK. HJC fbr sste bjr druggists prior SO prr bottt. IJBEBIA'S PKESIDENT. Sirra Leon, Dee.

26. President Cole- an of Liberia has resigned because the legislature disapproved of his in terior policy. G. W. Gibson, secretary of state, has been elected president by the legislature.

Bia LOSS BY 7XRE. Calgary, N. W. Dec 26. A de structive fire today burned several of the finest business blocks.

The loss $100,000. Free 25c. present with S1.00 purcnase. uandaii s. Order to Show Oanae Why Order of Sale of Seal Estate Should Not Be Kade.

In the District Court of the Eighth Judi cial District of the state of Montana, in and for the County of Cascade. In the matter of the estate of Thomas QuesneU, deceased: Eliza A. Quesnell, the administratrix of the estate of Thomas QuesnelL de ceased, having filed her petition herein praying for an order of sale of a part of the real estate of said decedent, for the purposes therein set forth. It is therefore ordered by the said court, that all persons interested in the estate of said deceased appear before the said district court, on Wednesday, the zna day of January, 1901, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at the court room of Baid district court, at the court house in the county of Cascade, Mon tana, to show cause why an order should not be granted to the said administratrix to sell so much of the real estate of the said deceased, Thomas QuesnelL at public auction, as shall be necessary. And that a copy of this order be pub lished for four successive weeks in the Great Falls Daily Tribune, a newspaper printed and puousned in said Cascade county.

J. u. i.Ksi.i Judge. Dated December 3d, 1900. OUR HOLIDAY GOODS Arc Moving Rcpiag We have a nice line in albums, atomiz ers, collar and cuff boxes, traveling sets, hair and clothes brushes, military brushe toilet cases, perfumes, pa pe tries, etc Our goods and prices are winners.

This line is moving rapidly without special effort on our part. Call and inspect them. ED. D. ALLAN Tui.t 323 CENTRAL AVENUE Phone 259 Near Fourth Street D.

B. 10M0 A SON'S MONOGRAM 5c Cigar. irx of lilU(t qiudlty. AT ALL DEALERS. Tff Farm Produce Of Seli Farm produce to everybody.

Solicit your Yours trade For FLOUR, FEED, PROVISIONS, APPLES. HAY, GRAIN. AND Rock Springs Coal J. moripcou 320-322 2d Ave. S.

Tel. 17 In a conspicuous place in the Mint sa- loon, there hangs one of Russell's best paintings, depicting the. notorious road agent, "Big Nose George," in the act of holding up a stage coach and relieving the passengers of their valuables. The scene is 20 miles from Dead wood, and one of the striking features of the pic ture is a large sign, on a near-by tree, offering a reward of $10,000 for the capture of "Big Nose George, dead or alive. Many have seen and admired the paint-ing, but few of those who have heard the story of the bandit's numerous exploits know that he was once, for several months, a resident within the borders of what is now Cascade county.

A writer in the Choteau Montanian, who was evidently considerably interested in the bandit's movements in this vicinity, tells the story, as follows: Many old settlers of northern Montana -still remember the ripple of excitement 'caused by the advent of a set of outlaws who took up winter quarters near the Gate of the Mountains, about 10 miles above the present town of Cascade, on the Missouri river. It was during the last days of December, 1879, toward the dusk of evening, that two horsemen came slowly riding up Chestnut valley. They were leading a pack animal, and all the horses were jaded and showed symptoms of hard service. They tied up in front of the store, near the government ferry on the Missouri, and purchased provisions. In answer to inquiries they said they were prospectors from Keihart and were look- ing for a place to winter.

The two men returned next day and said they had rented a cabin from Rufus J. Hardy, and had a good place for their stock. These two men became familiar characters and visited the settlement at the 6tore during the winter. They were known as "Little Al Williams" and "Bill They often spoke of a third man at the cabin as their partner. Thin man subsequently proved to be the noted murderer, horse thief and road agent, George Parrot, alias "Big Nose George." This man was wanted in several western territories and the sheriffs were in possession of a full description of the out- law.

Al Williams and Bill Cameron were both men considerable education and lefinement and were quite popular with the boys. They were handy with all kinds of guns and Little Al could look straighter along the barrel of a rifle than any man in the community. Shooting matches afforded a popular pastime during the winter and Little Al would' win everything in sight, until he was finally barred out from the shoots. Williams claimed to be a professional "bull whacker," and proved it by mak ing a bull whip with a lash 20 feet long. He used a short stock about a foot long, and would gamble on driving a pin into a board at the length of the lash.

He could make a whole of July -demonstration with that whip. It would fill the air with thunder, apparently, up on all sides of him at the same time. Cameron wasa jolly fellow and inclin ed to talk about his private an airs when under the influence of liquor, lms weak aiess to talk was the cause of his death at the hands of "Big Nose George" along toward spring. While oeorge rarely showed up in pub lic, he was kept thoroughly posted of all tthe rumors and talk by Little Al, Cameron had been drinking and talking "more than usual and had stayed away from the cabin for several days. When Tie "went home, "Big Nose George" shot 2iim in the forehead with a Colt's revolver.

Old Judge Kerley of Sun River look a coroner's jury and went to the scepof the tragedy to hold an inquest. "Big Nose George" furnished all the evidence in the case and gave the jury to understand that they must find a verdict of suicide, or not one of them would live to get out of the canyon. Suicide went in that case and the truth was not known until George had left the country. The gang had come up through-the Belt mountains from Wyoming and pass- ed through the Judith country. At some! point in the Judith they had dispersed into small groups to nna winter quarters.

Con Murphy, hung to a railroad bridge near Helena, was supposed to be one of the gang. Others procured work on ranches in the neighborhood of Cho- teau, Augusta and Sun River. A vigilance committee had been formed with a view of capturing the gang should an ounortunitv nresent itself. Captain John J. Healy, then sheriff of Choteau county, and other officials were on the alert and hoped to secure the rewards offered for the capture of "Big Nose, George," amounting to several.

thousand, But the idea of storming the stronghold of the desperadoes at the Gate of the Mountains was abandoned, after one of the vigilantes visited the winter quarters in the capacity of a spy. This act of cool daring and accomplished diplomacy was performed by a Sun River man in the following manner: t- rr i A- a neet ana sure nwieo xiorse to a secluded park about a mile from the vcabin, the spy picketed his horse and, Beecham's pills for stomach and liver ma. Valeria PcDllc UDPcr THIBD STREET. -l. One Block Korth of Opera Kouae.

Open every day from 10:30 a. m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday from 12:30 to p. m.

weDDer 3 Renting MACHINISTS AND Guns and Revolver, Nickel in Slot Machines, Cash Registers and Typewriters repaired. Safes Opened. Keys Fitted, Saw FlledSaad Pot in Order. Hot Air Furnaces, Eotel Work, Roofing; and General Job Work, Furnaces Cleaned and Repaired. Ho.

18 THIRD ST. SO. Phone 823 Oreat Falls, Mont. 2,000 vocen To buy Xmas Gifts at the Driver-Bradley Drug store. They Lave all kinds of everything imaginable for a holiday present.

Esg carta tad avcu me ma Sec car wlsf aw fsii cf ceils Goods selected now will be laid away until wanted, if desired. All goods delivered, to any part of the city at any time. crivcr-creCtD 207 ccttrcl Stocliholn concert Hell. Week of Dec 24, 1900. NO SUNDAY PERFORMANCE.

Matinee Monday, Wednesday. Satur- day. THE GREAT FALLS LADY ORCHESTRA. JOHN P. BRACE, (The King of Irish Comedy.) HY GREENWAY.

(The Tramy Juggler.) MISS MAMIE NORRIS, (Song and Dance.) BLANCHE WARDE, (The Vocalist.) GRAND OPERA HOUSE Two Days and Saturday fpi ff Matinee, commencingr Ki ra.v KcFtcc DovBle's Drasxtle ui Vill preaent the Macoiflcent Drama "AN ARKANSAW ROMANCE" Satarday Matinee. "LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY" Satnrdar Night, December 29th, the crand matter piece, "AN AMERICAN ABROAD" Secure Seata at Tannhaaaer's Evening Prices: 75c, 60e and 2Se Katinee, Adults 25c, Children IB $Z2 Elver JOHN FEIDEN, Prop. Greenhouse in university addition. Rosea, carnations, chrisanthemuma and many other varieties. Funeral designs, house plants and decorations.

Prompt attention to mail orders. TEL. 231. P. O.

BOX 301- 1 (ju- II ane first of Ik year LOOK UP WHAT YOU NEED AND GIVE US YOUR ORDERS tribune Job rooms GREAT FALLS..

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