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Ben Hogan, the Evangelist an4 Re
frrmed Puilist, Will Visit
the Capital.
Obliging Zx-Orackemen Open a
Bank Vault For a Pus
sled Cashier.
One More Unfortuaate Dies on Clore
Street-The Davis Will Caue On
. Ben Hogan, the reformed pugilist and
evangelist, is on his way here. He was in
Butte yesterday engaged in an attempt to
improve the morals of that wicked city.
Since his last visit here about six years ago
he has been in Europe and various points
in the east on a crusade against evil. He
said the other day that if he could knock
the devil out of Butte he would regard it as
one of his greatest achievements. When he
made his first appearanoe:here in Mihn's
opera house he was greeted by large audi
ences. He is a very entertaining talker in
his way and delivers some pretty sharp re
marks concerning some classes of people
and can be humorous as well as pathetic.
One evening in Ming's, while relating his
experience as a pugilist, he became excited
and said he believed he was as good a man
as ever shied-his castor into the ring. "I
don't bar John L.," he shouted. One of
the clergymen on the stage calmed him
down and brought the evangelist back to
his theme, while the audience cheered his
"Our two converted safe blowers recently
gave an exhibition of their skill in their old
profession at Duluth that was not down on
$he programme," said Charles A. Davis,
manager of "The Stowaway," at The Hel
ens, last evening. "It happened that our
treasurer," continued Mr. Davis, "paid the
company with ohecks on the Duluth Na
tinlt bank, instead of giving them cash as is
the custom and when the actors went to
the bank the next morning to obtain the
current coin of the realm, they found the
cashier and other officials in a state of
great excitement over the fact that the bank
safe refused to open on the combination.
There were no traces of burglars and it was
evidently a case of accidental lookout
which sometimes happens in the oomph.
cited mechanism of a bank safe. The
cashier and directors were discussing
the advisability of telegraphing to
Chicago for the services of a
safe expert when our two fire and burglar
proof annihilators, '8pike' Hennessey and
'Kid' McCoy. sauntered into the bank to
get their ochecks cashed. When Hennessey
presented the bit of paper to the cashier he
was informed of the difficulty the bank was
"'What!' he exclaimed, 'don't I get no
dough on this check?'
"The cashier being a man of peace apolo
ixed profusely and offtered to aooompany
mennessey and McCoy to another bank and
see that they obtained the amount of their
checks. Treasurer Hogarty came in at this
Juncture and suggested that 'Spike' and the
'Kid' ought to open the safe, and after some
,frther parley the two ex cracksmen were
shown lato the vault and began examining
the safe. Heanessey twirled the dial a few
moments and listened intently to the click
of the tumblers inside the door.
"'What d'ye think, Kid?' he demanded
of his partner.
" 'The dog's rusty,' replied that worthy.
" 'That's what I think,' said 'Spike.'
'Now, Mr. Cashier,' continued Hennessey,
'wait till I git my tools and we'll have your
safe open in a pig's whisper.'
"Hennessey wentover to the hotel and re
turned shortly with his kit of tools.
Kneeling down before the safe he unscrewed
the dial and took of the dial ring; he then
fitted a brass eylinder on the door and
forced about a pint of petroleum into the
look around the spindle. The 'Kid' in the
meantime was industriously working the
look with a pair of nippers, and in about
ive minutes Hennessey turned to the
cashier and said:
"She'll open now all right."
"Sure enough, when the cashier worked
the combination the look allcked, the heavy
bolts shot back and tha big double doors I
w open, revealnl g the bank's treasures
piled up inside. When the bank offcials
cofered to pay Hennessey and McCoy for
their services they shook their heads, and
'Spike' remarked with a grin:
"'The balance is on the other side. We
we you bankers more than we'll ever
SYesterday morning about four o'olook a
small procession marched up Main street.
It was a coroner's jury on its way to view
the remains of a comely woman of twenty
three, who, it is said, died from an overdose
of opium and whiskey. Thejurymenfound
in her rooms on Clore street, letters from
Chicago addressed to Mamise O'Brien. The
etters indicated that the erring one was a
woman of fine education, and had been at
me time well connected. She came to
elena about three weeks ago from Butte,
here she lived under the name of La Croy.
tis not known whether she took the opium
nd whiskey for the purpose of killing.her
self o not. She was in the habit of using
opium and may have underestimated the
quantity. The jury are not through with
ease yet, and will hold another session
The Davis will case was brought up again
n the district court at Butte on Saturday,
3 the demurrer of John A. Davis to the
bjectionf led by Henry A. Boot and
matda Cummings to the appointment of
Davis as administrator. The objections
rllege that the dead millionaire made a
will in Helena about eight years ago, the
rovilions of which were directly opposite
-o those contained in the alleged forged
will dated, eighteen years ago, now on file
a the Silver Bow court. The will .made in
Ealena; it is alleged, revokes all previous
wills and was subsequently destroyed by
he deceased, and that no other will was ex
unted in its place. This condition of at
hirn, it is argued, leaves the estate to equit
ibde division among the heirs.
liue aeaestmeat of hose blankets at A.
ice tne e arrage rbes as A. . . Davd
ma * Cr.'s.
ie assertmoat eases bla.kets at A.
Da ids'.s a a.'.
dIb.i. way
Else mtsw m earlssevebes as Ll. Davu.
Ntaeeesewtmeatat beaue beawab at A.
. amedsiaa C.'t
J h em .asti weal aits at the see
hie Wate the Yeas. . t hele Is ~m
n ela s nd sI a Dames.
The members ol of eeola Vs, thWi
familbsm and eadulm a moe&aJoybLg
The e pai. e tx d m'la
ople Mitood boe. D the saoal h,
there was another attssetion which prosves
the feature of the evwenag. It was the gym
nail. and eallheiae exereles of Prof.
Hremm l' classesl of young glrle, youna
men and boys. The young men ga some
creditable exhibitions on the parallr bars.
They were followed by a class of about fif
teen rosy-cheekpd girls elad in sailor os
tume. They went through an Indian club
awinging exercise with exactness and pre
ciion that was complimentary to Prof.
Knemmel's abilit as an instructor. The
girls performed many intrioate moves
with the clubs, and to some de
lightful music from Prof. Peterman's or
ohestra, the clas presented a pieture that
as the very poetry of motion. The girls
were all types of health and vigor, and esuch
exercise should be encouraged.
The small boys in their dumbell exercises
captured the large audience, and a repeti
tion of the clever work of the little fellows
only intensified the enthusiastic people.
There were six exercises altogether, which
were concluded by a grand tableau.
The social dance opened with a grand
march led by the members of the class. It
was a very pretty march, many intricate
figures being made. After the last figure
the marches formed an L, pattners facing
each other, and the couple at the end
waltzed down the center, followed by the
next, and so on until the end, when all were
The music furnished by Prof. Peterman
and his accomplished children was exep
tionally fine, being new and catchy. A
sohottische, "The Darkey'a .Dream," now
the popular rage in the East for ball rooms,
was rendered for the frst time in Helena.
It is a very pleasant air and bound to be
come popular in Helena.
The Clara Morris engagement closed at
Butte last Saturday night.
The Helena relief committee will meet at
708 Fifth avenue this afternoon at 1:80.
Commenoing to-day the registry oices
will be kept open from 10 a. m. until 10
p. m.
The inquest in the ease of the woman
who died on Clore street will be held to
The board for the Working Women's
home hold their regular monthly meeting
this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
A large crowd of Helenaltes went over to
Butte yesterday on the excursion, some of
whom returned on the regular train last
night at 6:80.
There will be a social meeting of the dif
ferent unions of Helena on Wednesday
evening at Good Templar hall on Grand
street at eight o'clock.
The registry offices will be open until 10
p. m. from now until the 15th, and there is
no reason why the voters should not get
their names down.
Wm. H. Cameron on Saturday night
found in the alley back of the opera house
a number of photographs of a family group
and left them at Tax IunxpIxnxw office.
The only way you can vote for W. W.
Dixon is to go to the proper office and reg
ister. After that, on election day, instead
of pulling of your coat put an X opposite
the name of William Wirt Dixon.
Coroner Bookman will hold an quest
to-day in the Max Behren's case.- The ury
is composed of E. C. Babcock. C. SL .aw
ter Gorge Booker B. H. Kleinchmidt,
Wiliam Reead and john Keating.
The members of the Helena turnverein
-ave a gymnastic exhibition last night in
their hall on Helena avenue. There was a
large audience present. A class of young
ladius went through some gaeel move
ments, which reflecd redit on their in
J. F. Kirby, of Anaconda, is in Helena.
Joseph P. Reed returned from Butte yes
Henry Longmaid came in from Empire
One of Cascade's visitors in Helena is
James MoIntyre.
N. P. Reynolda, of Philipsburg, paid the
capital city a visit yesterday.
F. E. Knead, of Helena, was regitered at
the McDermott, in Butte, yeasterday.
B. H. Langley, of the Great Northern,
Spent Saturday and Sunday in Butte.
Jas. Hamilton arrived haere Sunday from
great Falls and is registered at the Cosmo.
Will Arrive To-Day.
The followlng pasmenger will arrive in
Helena to-day on the west bound North
ern Pacifo express:
W. O. Oram, 0. B. Parkes, B. H. Smith.
Arrivals at The Helena.
A. B. MoGoffey, Den- J. . Woodeon. White
ver. Co. S8ulphur Springs.
N. . Baker, White Mrs. A. B. Woodeon,
Sulphur dprinm. White Sulphur
mrs. i. W. Badger and Springs
child, White ulphur . . Rice, White
Sew York. Miss Ada Davis, M'-
Chas. tanfman, St. souls,.
Louis. Louis Trusoher, St.
Louis Trusoher, Jr., St. Louis
Lo Mose King. Boeton.
A. S Freund, New IrvingngAb , tow
York.' York
Frank B. Graf. Port- E. G. Maela, .Gr est
laud. Fails.
J. A. Welmescary, Chi- A. t. Curtin and fam
Mir ily, Alhambra, Mont.
Mfi .Miller, Living- Hiram Jnow!ea
ston. family Butte.
Mrs. Sam'unl Thomon Mr. F. Thompson nd
serMt, Newa York. servant. New York.
Gao. SBcott. New York. John Clark, New York.
Wm. Clark, Mon W. M. Tabor. St. Paul.
arch. . L. Whitmore, Mari
F. L. Button, New er- vile.tmore,
eey. H. Prideanux, Devide.
W. BL Chandler, Minne- Wm. McCarthy, St.
apolis. Paul.
W. V. Peterson, San G. . Ogdon, Washing.
Franoisco. ton. D. C.
John Thompson, Drummond.
Arrivals at the Grand CentraL
W. H. Dickinson, B. Nevo, Ft. Paul.
Buldar. Chan. . Gcobld. Ports
BD. F-Ui& zeBo an. mouth, O.
aDr. .B, BMnn, Nei.. 0. . Wade, Sturgeon,
David D. Shields, Em- E. A. Hakins, N, P.
mettsberg. i. M. C. N.H.
Wm. Schrlaner. Wicke a Dayton Weeks, Des
Henry Prentiss, Jr., -,oine, Is.
Great Falls. Prof. C. orris, Miller
W. F, Miller. iller t & Noris Co.
Norris C..'. C W o . Boulder.
E. W. Bled Gret Falls. LJ. Hendrickson, New
A. P. lchmitz, Great Chicago.
Falls. W. MoEsuadriak, Marys
G. C. ,Js. Co . Is. vila.
Jas Wlmmot, rest A. S. Flershelme,
Vails Mnses City.
W. .. Cle. St. Pan J, M. Berry, Cooke
J. C rala, MarS Cit.
vle. Cl Mcntyres Great
hMr aod e. W.. D. Ar Falls. a w
Dr. P. Whipple, Sei. H. a. mp, Saginaw.
naw. LeeMontgomery, Avora.
Niee line o ealrring robes at A. J. David
son ACo.'s.
Ladles' fast blak, alt wool, ribbed underwear
only 3i at the Bids Hive.
Nlee lime of carriage robse at A. J. David.
eon a Ce's
Speeoal rae of ehildren's woolen hosisry ad the
op-e at the Be, Hive.
Agses BU
Ihbes " 3avb-cepe at.
188 OTruenbnaitia it
s39s eabeth at #i.35
atthewu~,rtgm!F~ uNmok
Oi thePart of tonduotn r Short, I
-tli Verdit of the Coro
:ne's Jury.
He Left the Saisty Switoh Op,
at Butler Frlday
Brakeman Nixon TemtlSe that Sho.r
Opened the Switch Whih Resulted
In Killing Engineer Mase.
Conductor Short is now in theeounty jail
on a serious charge, the coroner's jury yes
terdayinding that the accident at Butler
on Friday night caused by an open switch
was due to criminal carelessness upon the
part of Short. After the jury rendered the
verdict at the court house Coroner Bookman
turned Short over to Sherif Jeferis. The
witnesses who were examined yesterday
were unanimous in their testimony that
there was no light on the switch and that if
there had been one there the a0cident oould
have been avoided.
Marshal Nixon, Short's brakeman on the
freight train bound from Missoula to Hel
ens, gave direct testimony to the efect that
Short is the man who opened the switcb.
His testimony is: "Our train broke in two
in the tunnel. We tried to back her up and
couple together, but the train was too heavy
for the engine and we could not get to
gether. We came down to Butler with the
front part and put her on the side-track on
the left of the main line. I out
the engine off and took it out
on the main line and Short
said to back it up and put it in on the safe
ty switch and I did so. I closed the switch
after me and put the look in the keeper of
the switch and then went to the telegraph
office fter Short. I was there twenty or
twenty.five minutes when Short came out
and I followed him. He said, 'Go down and
tell that engineer (meaning ours) to back
out and come down on the head end of the
train and I'll let him out there.' Short
went right aeross thetrack and opened the
switeh and said to me, 'Fly down and take
all the retainers down back of the furniture
ears on the head end.' I did so and as I
went down I told the engineer that Short
wanted him to back up and he said there
was not room to clear down there. I hol
lowed and told Short they would not clera.
He gave me a rough answer and said, 'Go
and see." I looked and didn't think there
was room. I came back and went to
the telegraph office and asked Short what
he was going to do. He was mad and
wouldn't talk much after that; the engi
neer and he had been jawing over orders
and he was mad because the engineer
wouldn't go up the hill without orders.
About the time he stepped out of the offce
the passenger was coming down the hill.
As I came on the platform Short said:
'My Godl That switch!' Just then the pas
senger went by the platform and ran into
the switch. I ran down to the wreck and
heard a man hollering. I ran into the fire
man of No. 2 and pulled him out of the hot
water. He asked, 'Where is Frank?' Then
I heard another man below me twenty or
thirty feet and found Mass lying in a pool
of water that came from the engine. I am
positive there was no light on the switchl
We gotto Butler at 10 p. m. I never saw.
Short any more that night."
Engineer T. B. Manner who lives in
Helena, testified that he was on the safety
switch with his engine, No. 485. He sa .
"About 100 p. +n. engine No. 488 headed
in on us. No. 2 pasenr came down the
main line about 11 o'c lok and the switch
bein thrown on the safety track that let
No. in on the safety track, striking engine
I488 in the tnk. driving her ahead andshe
trucke engRin I was in my engine at
the time. Ordinarily, engineers are toobey
the order of conductors unless in conflict
with the rules and regulations, or when we
think danger is likely to follow orders of
his, then we take the sale course and look
for orders from headquarters." He was
asked, "Suppose the conductor holds the
road byhaving it flagged, is it the duty of
thengineer to obey the orders to move
He replied: "If the engineer is satisfied
that the road is slagged he should obey.
But if he is not satsfed he should ask for
orders from headquarters."
"Whose duty is it to look after the
"The conductor."
"After the collision I got down off my en.
gine at once and told my fireman to go over
on the other aide. Whereupon he gave me
his white light and lit one for himself or
took it of the engine. The firstman I met
was Engineer Cromwell, and h asked me
if I had seen F. B. Mases fireman of No. 2.
Then he said 'Mase is lyin over here all eut
to pieoes, and dying.' I went to Mase where
he laid, about forty feet away from his en
gine. I raised his head, he looked at
me, but did not speak. Ithink he tried to
speak but oduld not. He died in about
twenty-eight minutes. There was a lamp
at the switch, but no light in it. It was
about ten o'olock when I notieed it.
He was asked whether the accident could
have been avoided if there had been a light
at the switch, to which he replied yes.
The other railroad men who were present
at the sccident testified that there was no
light at the switch, and that the aoident
could have been avoided if a light had been
there. The jury, in their verdiot, censure
the night operator at Butler, J. A. Hogs,
for not keeping a light on the switch. The
Jurymen were: J. N. Oraig, F. E. Thieme,
Thomas Conlon, Fred S. IZinoln. John H.
Rhoads and Ed. Needham.
Reduction in hack rates at the "Ploneer.'
Twenty hack fares for 5 at the "Ple.
The Knitting Factory, 213 A Main street
a the beet place to buy your hosiery, yans
underwear, gloves, etc. Hosier kanit to
Agnes Booth.
Fine Livery Rigs at the "Pioneer."
Union Meetings.
There will be a social meeting of mem.
bers of the different unions of Helena at
Good Templar hall corner Grand and War
ren streets, on Wednesday eve, October 8,
at eight o'clock.
Only firstdes oyster parlors, motor ofie.
The Ladies' Auxiliary soofety of the Tem
ple Enisnuel will give a social at the rooms
of the Helena Business college on Tuesday
evening next. Good music and some fine
refreshments will be served.
Imported Paisener at Jenlnsoma Co,'s to.
Agnes Booth.
oils. P e tso 's Dreg Strem.
XerkiLa Women's Hose.
The board for the Working Women's a
Home will hold their regular monthly meet.
ig e M da at two p. m., Ot. T, at Yr
il a' . I odney sree.
Dw&I A.Karwec, Seawetey.
Emedh tocd om aosi
E Ms.Mt EA Bnf mi o r. am
iu ress l t Satle B"o Tcem.
is r, IS pam h es e, Cap
Montana Sapphires!
We have a very large line of
really fine Montana Sapphires,
which we are offering, set and un
set, at low prices. Several of
those we have are pronounced by
connoisseurs to be the finest in
color and brilliancy of any yel
found. See us about them; we
are prepared to give you infor
mation and advice, and suggest
artistic settings and combinations
with other gems.
J. Steinmetz Jewelry Com'y.,
Leading Jewelers. HeleaIn, Moat*
N. 3.-The inest Watch Refir in the
northwest. Jewelry made to order elndrepared.
Largest Stock I Lowest Pices I
J. R. STIIL & (O.
Houses for sale from $zx,oo
upwards, easy terms.
Lots in all parts of the City.
Houses to rent from $zo to $5o.
Six-room house and large
stable, only $25.
Money to loan on short time.
John B. Steele & Co.,
Six Furnished Rooms, $6o. Close
to Main street.
At a Bargain. -oo feet front in
Central Additi,n No. 3.
B. V. S. FO1LK & CO.,
1 and 2 Bailey Block.
Money to Loan.
I am prepyad to make loa. promptly on
Improved Property
in Cit of Helena, and
Ranches in Montana.
Nodelay.. ulnd. wa han Correspond.
Boom 1, Merechaat Nat. Bank Baildin, Helena
Mortgage Notes Purchased.
Ming's Opera House,
JOHN MAGUIRE - . - - Manager.
And Grand Gala Saturday Matinee.
Great New York Cast!
A Car Load of Scenery!
See th BmatUifn and Wonderfuijy Delatlc
Yacht aet wIth huge wbaite s ai.
rigged andcopw iv
NOTE-I< Ike to*cP "*.se B ..
and "lid" EbNCy, the noted r-bhusk rob
bers, will Now open a real eute In fail
view of the audience.
(ý' O ADVANCE IN BICES. BSale of neat.
larn· Wern n nnin & at Pope & O'Conor'.
Prof. A. Thelin guarantees to teaoh
any one to dance in fifeen l.ione.
ClarI meet every Moday night at
Electrie Hall. Rgular dana anight on
Thunnday erasing. Musl by
r4 e .
I me a r
Monster Fi Stock
is Now Ready.
FUR CAPES,---ao armne.
.And All Kinds of Fur Cfoods,
Largest Stock in the West.
Latest Parisian Styles at East
ern Prices. Call and See.
3,000 ACRES
ft Different Tracts, Near Halena.
From $30 Upward.
W. E. COX,
Restaurant For Sale Cheap
I will sell the B. & B. Restaurant on
Central avenue, Great Fall, with fix
tures complete for
or valuation. Lease with rent paid up.
to February 1, 1890. Bickness .ho
only oause of selling. Apply to
B. & B. Restaurant,
Great Falls. Mont.
=--Bargains In
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Merino Vests, Long
Sleeves. Just the thing for Fall
Only 25c, Reduced from 50e
Tk# 45'
S dlicate Addition: 1
AT $14 PER FT.
Includes Two Comne
Atlas Block, Helena, Mont
?d Floor HIIrald uldin ,
To Order.
Boolt Neatl, Ruled and Printd Call
Something Newl
Cottonwood Park
Call- for - Particnlars.
WMIVV. 3rf UTHil,
Exelau.oe Jobbors in
Oranges, Lemons and Apples,
Or'ed Fruits a-d Nuts, Tobacco and Clgarf
SPECIALTIES-Oreat Northern Cwemw
Butt.., Nýg.. Oboe... Vegetabls
Paoknlsr 8ow Produtob.
10, AI..A Dearborn Crosing, hotel with
ws al att-ob d. ostobles and eapresm
lsulitma store. Also 100 sores of bottom land.
with agoe story and halt hones. Every c mnarpa
anca in the way of warehouses, stables, corals,
ao.,leo blackanith shop For male at a bar.
ae. Address or inquire
Dearbo Crossing, Mont.; or this oen

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