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A WOMAN CANNOT VOTE,
That is Her Punishment for Not Being an Able-Bodied Man. Under the Law She is Ruled Out at the General Elec tion. Attorney-General HIIskell Renders His D)eciion on the Questions That Were Raised at Butte. The wonou who are taxpayers will not be allowed to vote over at Butte at the coming election. That is the opinion of Attorney General Haskell after a thorough examina tion of all the law on the subject. They wanted a say on the questions of the incor poration of Walkerville and the sale of the central school property at Butte for $75,000. They will get no chance to decide on either. When the county clerk of Silver Bow raised the question he only had doubts as to the right of the women who were taxpayers to vote on the incorporation of Walkerville. He took it for granted that they would be allowed to cast their ballots on the school proposition. In that counection his only doubt was as to whether they should use the same ballots as the men or separate ones. The effect of the attorney general's opinion is to prevent them using one or the other. The opinion is very long and takes up all the different points at issue. First it con siders the right to submit such a question as that of the sale of the school property to the "taxpayers" of the district. The opin ion holds that the law requires the school trustees to act as judges at such an elec tion, while at general elections the judges are appointed by the county commission ers. It sass that the school district bound aries are not the same as those of the pre cincts at a general election. One portion of the school district might be in one elec tion precinct and the other portion in an other. The board of canvassers would can vass the vote submitted to them as well as the vote oil the proposition submitted, and the school trustees would lose control over a matter which the law places'entirely in their hands, The ballots at each polling precinct must be uniform and contain the same printed matter and the same propo sitions, but if the boundaries of the election precirct did not wholly include the school district, the judges must have two forms of official ballots. The judges would not be able to determine the ticket each elector should vote. They would not have the boundaries of the school district before them, and would have no meansof knowing who are taxpayers. For these reasons the attorney general is of the opinion that the election is special and must be presided over by the school trustees. On the question of the right of women to vote the opinion quotes the law on the duty of registers. The attorney general construes it to mean that none but men are entitled to vote at general elections. He says: "As the law provides for the registra tion of those only who are fully qualified to vote at the general election, it is apparent that women are not entitled to be registered under the registration law. If women are entitled to be registered, they are entitled to cast the same kind of a ballot as any elector. To permit them to register would necessitate a form of oath for this special purpose, and as the statute has not made any provision for the same, I know of no law that delegates any authority to the reg istry agent to improvise one for the occa sion. That they should not be permitted to register I have no doubt; that they cannot vote at any poll inug precinct established by the commissioners on any general election day, unless registered. is prescribed by law. 'Should the trustees of a school district per mit women to vote on such questions, is a matter for the district and not for us to de termine. I nm of opinion that all 'electors' would be entitled to vote upon such ques tions submitted to the district, and that the question should not be submitted to the 'taxpayers.' This is not the submission of a question of bonding the district or rais ing money, but to authorize the trustees to sell certain property for a given sum. The servant as well as the master, the poor parishioner as well as the bishop, may vote on this question. If there is any law to the contrary I fail to find it, and if there is, I do not want to find it. This question is not submitted to the taxpayers but to the dis trict, hence all electors may vote, the quali fications of whom shall he determined by the board of trustees of the school district who shall preside at the election." The attorney general decides that the election for the formation of the municipal corporation of WIlkerville is a special one, to be called by the county commissioners, and that all qualified electors within the proposed limits shall vote. Women not be mg electors under the constitution, cannot vote, he says, as it is not proposed to sub mit the question to the "tax payers." "In view of the conclusion arrived at," the attorney general says, "I am of the opinion that women cannot register or vote at any general election upon any proposi tion under our present laws; that all quali fled votors can vote upon the question of the incorporation of the city of Walkerville; and that all qualified electors may vote on the proposition to instruct the trustees to sell the school property for $75.000." DIED OF IIIA:R'r FAILURE. Sheh is a nVerdict of the Jury in the SMax liehrua Inquest. The coroner's jury in the Max Behrns in quest, after hearing testimony yesterday, concluded that he died of heart failure. Dr. Treacy testified that the deceased was not a healthy man. He had known him for twelve years. Upon a recent occasion the deceased came to him for examination for life insurance. Tho doctor could not recom mend him as he had a fatty degeneration of the heart. A few days before his death Dr. Treacy prescribed for him for an ill ness of which he complained. His death, therefore, was proven to have been natural. The testimony of the other witnesses is immaterial. A brother of the deceased is expected to arrive from Chicago to-day to take charge of his affairs. It is probable that the remains will be buried here, but this depends upon the decision of the brother. F. W. Ellis, the public administrator, says he will make application for letters of administration upon the estate of the de ceased, though the brother is expected to have something to say about that, if he shal establish a residence in the state. A diamond scarf pin which the deceased wore has been stolen by somebody, but it was taken while the deceased was alive. The absence of the stone was called to his attention by one of his friends, and Mr. Behrns indifferently remarked that some body must have stolen it. Deformitles and Diseases of Women and Children. Braces, splints, appliances for deformi ties, surgical treatment for malformations and chronic diseases of every description Above cases should eill for unequaled ad vice and free exauin-ttL1n by the surgeon of the Liebig Internat.osnal Surgical Insti tate. Corner Main and Broaday. Butte City, Montana, and corer of Glry and Masn streets. San Francisco. Sons of St. George. Albion Lodge Order Sos of St. George, No. t, meets every Tuesday evening at 8 o ldoek, at "Good Templi8a Hall," corner dt n(ead sad Warren streets. A cordial I.itati~a is eetnded to all members and . wwam setatsaLry. MONTANA AT SIOUX CITY. The Great Northern's Exhibit in the Corn Palace Warmly Praised. The Sioux City papers give extended notices and praise to the Great Northern railway exhibit in the corn palace. The display occupies a space of twenty-five by fifty feet. A distinguishing feature is a small train of cars on an elevated track, a model of the Minneapolis stone arch bridge. The engine is a beauty, trimmed with grain and bright ribbons, and the cars which are named respectively "Montana," "Minne sota," "Dakota" and "Iowa," are filled with grains and vegetables gathered from these states. Then there are samples of grain, tall sheaves of wheat and oats, and from Montana, a great collection of choice minerals and building stone. Sand Cculee contributes ad.olid piece of coal weighing 3,140 pounds. A big steer from the Mon tana grazing lands is mounted and. with the exception of horns and hoofs, is com pletely covered with heads of grain, and attracts deserved attention for its symmet rical proportions, as also a Cotswold sheep. Another thing which quickly attracts the eye is an "electric sheaf" of wheat fairly bristling with incandescent lights. The display of fruit is one of the remarkable features. There are ninety different varie ties of hardy apples and several kinds of grapes shown. The Times in a long des criptive article closes with these words: "While the Great Northern may have a personal interest in making the exhibit, the company has no doubt done a good work for the states through which the line is opera ted. its exhibit is a great feature of the palace."' NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN. A Sheepherder's Experience at the Coli seum Theatre. A sheepherder of foreign birth, about 50 years of age, arrived in Helena Sunday with $106 in his parse. Having finished his labors with the flocks for the season, he had map ped out a journey to Oregon where he would spend the winter with relatives and recover his health. He had to see the sights of Helena, however, before undertaking his trip and in his wanderings about town, dropped into the Coliseum variety theatre. He did not remain lonesome very long. One of the fairies of that place edged up to him and invited him to a private box where he could obtain a better view of the perform ance. He cheerfully accepted the invitation and the worker soon discovered that she had a victim of the genus "sucker." The whole thing was something new to the simple sheepherder. The girl worked her wiles so adroitly that she was soon drinking "wine" at $5 per bottle. The sheepherder felt rich and forgot all about his contemplated Ore gon journey. He remembers distinctly that his fair but false companion "playfully," while sitting on his lap, took his purse from his pocket. There was about $75 left. He never dreamed that she would steal it. She begged to be excused just one moment. She was excused, but did not return. The sheepherder found all efforts to regain his purse useless, and left the place without a dollar to pay for a bed, and when he awoke from his sleep of yesterday morning he found himself in a chair. He outlined the circumstances as related to Judge Sanders. This is not the first or tenth time that this has happened, and though fTr-quent arrests have been made. and trials held, which put the county to large expense, it has been impossible to secure a conviction. The old man maintains that he was sober the entire time, but he has no witness that will testify in his behalf and Judge Sanders, though anxious to do some thing for him, could foresee only a useless attempt to place the guilt, under the cir cumstances. A special policeman is always on duty at this place, but instead of being a guardian of the public he is a bouncer, if not a "booster," for the place, clothed with po lice powers. The old sheep herder has in definitely postponed his visit to Oregon. 'PERSO NAL. 8. C. Dana, general baggage agent, Great Northern, is in city. Mrs. W. F. Hamilton, of Empire, was a visitor in Helena yesterday. Fred Marston, general baggage agent of the Chicago & Rock Island road, is in the city. Judge Knowles, of the United States court, has returned from tleattle, where he has been acting for Judge Hanford. Departures via the Great Northern: Mrs. M. H. Rice, W. 11. Baker and Mrs. A. B. Woodson, St. Paul; Mrs. B. W. Badger, Minneapolis; S. S. Scott, Duluth; H. M. Camp, Chicago; P. Whipple, W. A. Dick man, Chicago: Rev. F. D. Kelsey, Minneap olis; Charles B. Oakley, wife and daughter, Louisville, Ky. Yesterday's departures via Northern Pa ciSo: T. W. Smith, St. Paul; Mrs. F. Bruce, Pomeroy, Ohio; J. C. Hanrahan. New York; G. V. N. Ogden, Washington; Mrs. P. Lar son and family, St. Paul; Alice B. Deen, St. Paul; C. B. Deming, Winchester, Mass.; T. B. Earle, Chicago; Louis and Gus. Mondheim. New York; John Dunn, Kansas City: Mrs. 8. C. Thompson, San Francisco. Yesterday's Montana Central train brought Mr. H. H. Bradley, of the Stein metz Jewelry company. who has spent nearly five weeks in eastern markets seledt ing goods for the fall and holiday season. In conversation with a representative of this paper, he stated that the people of Helena will not need to look outside their city, for one of the grandest stocks of jew elry, art goods and bric-a-brac gathered un der one roof in America. This model estab lishment intends to surpass all previous efforts in its endeavor to bring Mantanians the very choicest of the world's offerings in its especial line. They believe in Helena and.the state at large, and the confidence is fully reciprocated. Arrivals at The Helens. Sam. T. Green. Hart- Geo. W. Mueller, Chi p ford, Conn. sg. . J. Liddell. Boze- J. W Foris, Butte. man. C. H Roberts Pough W. H. idd, Chicge, keepale, N.Y. Frank . Graf, ot- F. W.ibbons, St Paul. land. F. C. Todd and wife, C. Griebel. Milwaukee. St. Paul. Cha,. J. Smith, Mil- Gee. W. ry, Pittsburg waukee. S. . Dana, St. PauL W. C. Sampson, Chen- Lea Davis, Butte City. naey, WyO. J.P. Cleary. Hop. SC. ssll. Drummond. H. '. Collett. Great P. F. White. Dillon. Falls. i. . .DouglasSt.Louis Dr. and Mrs. Riddle. T. G. Merrill, Rimini. Elkhorn. Dr. M. J. M.ioiren. John Thomson. Drum *Maryuville. mond. M. A. Mitchell, Mitch 5 ells. Arrivals at the Grand Central. Gus LaCoy, Butte. H. Austin. St. Paul. 3C. Godhold, Ports- W. L Les, Cretle. mouth. Mrs. Marr eChesky, J.A.PhiilieGreat Falls. Marysvilel SF. T. McBrirde Butte, Jan 8. Smith, St.Louls. W. Jewell. aclersbarg. H. t. Potting. Marys T.F. Thomas. Marys. ville, 1 Ville. G. C. Gray. Corning. a W. L. Dodge. Placer. Iowa. John J. Painton. Butte. R.J. Tyler Hell Gate. 'F. i. Crosse San Fr Yan- J. L. Humtl.Corv.ia. t iseco. Ja. T. Ferris. Stevns w. . Bseggs, Stevens villkai Blue. J. K. Fairchilds,, . .Mrs. 8. W. Garvin, venuville. SVictor. rank Clark. Mlnosep. - Rolt. Fisher. Wickes olia. ('has. Turner, Wikes. Mr. and Ms ehri Mrs. John Riokard Judge F. D. -.e-. MrI . Smith. Boulder. Miss Smth older. W. A. Mitchell Mitch- krank Lpland, Batte IHo. J. e P. John Rain , Philips sIMissoula. burg SHugh Reese. Zliston. F'l--P. n Cc d Elan Merriam, Jeffer- John Sinclair, Great n n. Falls. i Dr . D.Cunningha Ed. C. Shears. Paul. L a A. anton. Rater- apolls. ! r Kig has returned from Battm Te J. SSteinmetz Jewel~ry Co. e, - F Reserve Your Order. er Mrs- Hunt will be in this city betwty al October 1st and 15th with a n.e lins~t dl millinery. Please reserve your order for Atand thespWelat l at the ae Hive teng. THE COAL CASES E A Jury Secured in the Distriet Court to Try Patrick J... Tuohy. The Northern Pasflo's Ohairge Against Employee- and Merohants. A Big Array of Legal Talent on Both $ides -Evidence to be Heard To-Day. One of the coal cases is up'in thedistirot court at last, and if a conviction is secured in this the others will be brought to trial at once. A jury was secured yesterday to try Patrick J. Touhy on the charge of receiving two carloads of coal allegsd to have been stolen from the Northern Paoific Railroad company on July 14th, 1889. Thirty-six names were called before the n3aessary twelve jurymen were secured. As qompleted the jury stands as follows: O;: W. Carpen ter, O. B. Totten, George P. Reeves, M. A. Lovely, Lew Davis, John Kuntz, M. L. Stone, David Morris, James Twiford, John Brayman. Abraham Thomas, and F. E. Thibetts. County Attorney Nolan repre sented the state, and associated with him is J. T. Ronnel, of. Seattle. who Is con nected with the Northern Pacific. On the other side is a brilliant arrayof legal talent, including William Wallace and ex-Judge N. W. McConnell. When the jury had been sworn, the court adjourned until this morning. The coal cases may be rightly termed cel ebrated, not only in Helena, but in eastern localities, both on account of the promi nence of most of the parties involved, and the circumstances which brought the mat ter to the attention of the grand jury. Be tween the period extending from January to July of last year the Northern Pacific railroad people began to suspect that large quantities of coal, variously estimated at from seveity-five to one hundred carloads, had been taken from the company's yard at Helena. An investigation was started, and the officials of the road claimed to have discovered that the coal was taken from its cars, with the connivance of employee of the company. The matter was brought to the attention of the grand jury, and in March last indictments were found against Patrick J. Tuohy and Benjamin Hafoord, coal merchants, of this city, John Brady, foreman for the Helena Lumber company, and Ben Scanlon, William Murphy, George Hall and two other employes of the rail road company. The merchants were charged with both taking the coal and with receiving it, knowing it to be stolen. Seanlon and the other rail road men were indicted only on the charge of taking the coal. The cases have been put off from time to time on various mo tions, the latest being an effort to have the indictments set aside on the ground that there was not sufficient evidence to warrant finding true bills. This motion was over ruled last week. After the Touhy trial is disposed of the case of Scanlon will be taken up. The evi dence in the Touhy trial is expected to be all in to-day, and to-morrow will probably be devoted to the arguments. Civil Business in the Districti Court. F. R, Wallace vs. J. B. Lewis et al.; judg ments by default for plaintiff. John Emdall vs. Emma J. Thornville; de murrer overruled and five days granted to answer. J. Ladriere vs. H. P. Rolph; demurrer submitted without argument. Solomon Roth vs. Boesman Bros. & Co.; judgment by default for $812.50. Tompkins vs. Pugh & Reed; demurrer sustained; five days granted to amend com plaint. St. Amour vs. Parrent; demurrer over ruled; ten days given to answer. Equalized County Assessments. The following reports of county assess ments, as equalized, have been received here: Meagher - Real estate, $1,446,088; im provements, $467,351; personal, $2,041,623; total, $3,955.062. Missoula -Real estate, $4,263,160; im provements, $963,098; personal, $2,482,805; total, $7,689.063. Dawson-Real estate, $244,149; personal, $1,184,582; total, $1,428,731. Fergus-Real estate, $338,908; improve ments, $420,602; personal, $2,539,965; total, $3,299,475. COURT AT BOULDER. Regular Term Opened - Josle Hopkins Gets One Year, BOULDER, Oct. 6.-[Special.]-A regular term of the district court of the Fifth Judi cial district in and for the county of Jeffer son, commenced October 6th, Judge Thomas J. Galbraith, presiding. ' The bonds of County Commissioner W. V. Myers and John Murray were received and approved. Venire for grand jury called and the -fol lowing grand jurors selected: James Gay, Wilson Butt, W. Copeland, Jacob Mayer, Henry Dildine, E. R. Dean and J. A. Cul ver. E. R. Dean is the appointed foreman. After being duly sworn by the court they re tired to deliberate on their duties. Emil Hansen et al. vs. John Floyd et aL; Dismissed without prejudice. John T. Connors vs. The Rocket Silver Mining company; Dismissed without preju dice. W. H. Green at al. Thomas Walsh et al.; Dismissed without prejudice. John Yank vs. Charles Balto at al.; dis missed without prejudice. I. R. Trask vs. the Cataract Mining com pany; demurrer sustained with leave to amend; five days allowed to amend. State of Montana vs. Josephine Hopkins; sentenced to be confined in the state peni tentiary at Deer Iodge for the term of one year. Northern Pacific and Montana Railroad company vs. John Duoie at al.; default en tered of John Duoie, John Egan, James Kyle. John McAvoy, Edward Dunie, James Kernohan, Dominick Balks, James Foley, John L. Wilson, A. J. Wilson, and 8. Ole son. Judgment entered and signed. Per mission given to enter decree of condemna tion. Henry Addoms vs. Charles Starett at al.; demurres to complaint argued by counmmel and submitted. Utah and Montana Machiaery company vs. Keystone Mining company; detault of defendant entered. Reinhold Kleinschmidt vs. John MeDer mott; continued for the term; set for trial the first day of January. John M. Richardson vs. Bidget Plynm; continued for the term. SPILLED FROM A CARRIAGE. MartUa Morea I4jld in an l.jieas em Benton Aveaue. Martin Moran, one f the "lds" In bte Spelman-Moran feud, is svtaid spi bed with badly braised e.terior sad.. shaken interior. He went dkifag day with P. N. BeUmore, O BUsatoalia ns niear awsee stremet the hast. ddel the beay broue'throwla Mresa . eat and Mr. eumicore after Rim. Mr. 50 struck on his left ide and eMad, and w knookea mnoome.s.r Mr. almosa eall ont to he hre and was drgsd t Iae. brulss aud SAN DS BROS'i LATEST OPENING New Plush Coats, New Plush Jackets, New Plush Novelties, New Cloth Newmarkets, New Seal Garments, SNew Dress .Goods. NEW EVENING SILKS, CLOTHS, FRENCH FLANNELS, Carpets, LaIE Cuirtail osi, llf, leear. Bln llets ani Qits. Our Entire Stock is Offered at Exceedingly Low Prices. SEE GRAND DISPLAY IN SHOW WINDOW. Carpet, Cloak and Suit Department on Second Fkor. Take Elevator. ShitNDS "+0 BROS. -WISE & GOODKIND .A..N D . Cordials. CIGARS. s a . ixth a 3 BOURBON. afeld, near whose house the accident oo curred, rushed to the rescue and had Mr. Moran carried to the porch of his residence and kindly cared for. The injured man soon recovered sufficiently to be taken to his home on Pine street in a carriage by Mr. A. M. Holter and others. Last night he was resting easier, and no serious oonse quences are to be looked for. DRINK, OPIUM AND GRIEF. They Go Together as the Cause of a Young Woman's Death. Gus Laooy and Frank La Blano. of Butte, arrived in this city yesterday to take charge of the body of the woman who died on Clore street Sunday morning. Jpst what caued her death has not yet been ascer tained, though it probably will be at the coroner's inquest, to be held at 4:80 this afternoon, in the court house. She arrived from Butte only a few days ago and had never occupied the house, which she rented Saturday. She came to Ielena in depressed spirits, and on Satur day was unusually "blue." She received a letter from Lacoy, which furnished a clue as to the cause of her mental uneasiness. From a female friend of hers, named "French Clara," who accompanied her from Butte, it was learned that she was brooding over the lose of her lover, Lacoy. In the vernacular of the day, Laooy gave the girl the "cold-shake" and found another upon whom to bestow his affections; and the letter the girl received from him was a mild reminder that he didn't care to be bothered. She was about 28 years of age and fairly good-looking. She was commonly known a Mamie O'Brien. and more recently as Mamie Laeov, but her correot name was Mary Farrell. She had lived more than a year with Lacoy, who is the proprietor of a saloon in Butte. His last letter, pre sumably, hurried the poor girl to an early grave, assisted by too liberal potations of whisky and opium, In both of which she excessively debauched herself Saturday afternoon, and from the effects of which she died, despite the stren uous eforts of physicians and others to save her. Lacoy has decided to give the girl a de cent birial. and came to Helena for that prpoe. Har ordered a beautiful casket, have the body shipped to Btte for burial. MIARIED. NARA AN-MUNKER&-In Ootobif 1 I1, a&t the zee4eac, of Mr. A.] 4on Ibplar shee. I.. L Harman; o notHe. *sa Mnner., of NpokraB D.n. W. IslIt.m MXemna Lodge No. 1.L 0.0.X 0 No. lbeheldtOrr re m .i Teaje. 'Jackson .tom e. this erening at 7:30 o'oi.o ¶fbm c mreeting are as foiout 3a TOED and Daeambw. e'do Spembr ad Octb a, -JAPAN Call and see the Beautiful Line of Japanese Goods just received Queensware, Glassware, Silverware, Chandeliers, Lamps, Ete. F. J. EDWARDS, 19 S. Main Etreet, The-Cheapest- Property -I3 TEE SYNDICATE ADDITION now Offered is for sale by SINE.Y A. WVIT RBEg, Real- Estate- Agent, rdghý t asDu 1#inAmL sea itC~4 FOR RENT, or, FOR LEASE. The fine new LIVERY BARN t now being constructed by W. C. Hickey, will be completed by the 2oth of: Novemder. 'his barn yrill be bgilt of brick and stone, four stories high. It covers an area of xoSx5o feet, and will be supplied with elevator and all modern improvements and labor. saving devices. It will be thor oughly ventilated, well lighted, first class in every respect. It will be the best, warmest and safest liyery barn in Montana and far ahead of anything of its kind between St. Paul and Portland. All communications must be ad dressed to W. C. HICKEY, 712 N . Rodney st.,Helena,Mo Offer zoo-foot corner in Grand Avenue Addition for $1,250. Several pieces Imptorved Prop erty to trade for Un -improved.