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Reports That the Present Year May Witness a Disastrous Grass hopper Visitation. The Period Has Arrived fbr An other Coming of the Seven teen-Year Loouets. Colorado's Experienoe in 1874 Recalled They Do Not Cross the Snowy Ranges and Montana Is Safe. Will the United States be visited by an ether grasshopper plague? asks the Denver News. It begins to look very much that way. For two weeks past the telegraph dispatches have told from day to day of large numbers of young grasshoppers being seen in various parts of the weat. A week ago it was in North Dakota that the farmer was getting scared to death. Then it was in the west ern part of Kansas and Nebraska. Now come reports from the eastern borders of Colorado that young grasshoppers are prac ticing long jumping preparatory to the summer campaign. The reports may be ex aggerated, but if they are half truth there is every reason to fear that the scourge will do some damage. The papers published in small country towns in the hopper country are taking a very serious view of the matter, and as they have daily opportunities of see ing the "varmint" in his lair they are like ly to be pretty nearly right. It is seventeen years ago this summer since the west had the last great visitation from this scourge. Everybody has heard the stories dear to the old inhabitant of "the seventeen-year locusts." Their time is up, and though they have occasionally failed to appear promptly at the scheduled period, their record, as a whole, is one of promptitude, and it is very probable they are now about to make their regular appearance. The seventeen-year locusts are declared by ex perts to be near relatives of those which made things unpleasant for Pharaoh, and to have far more room in their inside than the ordinary grasshopper, though the latter is able to eat almost as much as a healthy cow. The seventeen-year locust is a bad lot, and if he is about to pay a visit it will not be long until people know that he is around. There are perfectly well authenticated stories of swarms of grasshoppers stopping railroad trains. Many persons in Denver have seen these things themselves, and there is a man now in the fire department who was a railway engineer in Kansas and didn't get anything to eat for two days be cause it was an utter impos-ibility to move the train until the section crew laboriously shoveled a way for it to get out of the mass of dead insects. I hat year there was an immense section of country that did not produce an ounce oft crop. The plague practically ruined thousands of farmers who were just beginning to establish them selves upon the virgin prairies. In Colorado the damage during 1874 was fully as bad as in Kansas, in proportion to the much smaller acreage of tilled land. The crops were excellent before the pppear once of the hoppers, but not a blade was left a few moments after the swarm landed. Old-timers well recollect the devastation, but there are many thousands of people in Denver who never saw a businesslike con vention of grasshoppers at work, and can form little idea of what it means wneu they bear that the pest is approaching. On a bright summer day you are perhaps resting by the well at noendac. 'Tihe con tented horses are lazily switching the flies from their flanks in the shade. In all di rections around extends your farm. Tlne crops are coming up well. They look green. There has been plenty of water and the ditches are still running fall. There is no cause for fear. Of course you have heard of grasehoppers in Kansas or somewhere, but that doesn't concern you. Far away you see a cloud rise. It comes up rapidly. You bear a rustle as of wind through trees. The swarm comes on and you can almost distinguish individuals. They look like millions of grains of sand against the sky. They mavrligLt and they may pass by. The chances are a hundred to one against you. If the van alights those behind will pass on like ri wave com ing on a beach or the same as if you took a roll of carpet and sud denly spread it out. If the front ranks pass by the rear of the erest army will settle down. When they go awry your crops will have gone also. Not rr blade of grass. not a vestige of any kind of vegeta tion will be left. Fields, verdant with wai ing grain in fifteen minutes seem to htvs been just plowed. These things have been seen right here in the fertile valleys of Colorado. An army with or without ban ners is not in the same class with hrppers as a destructive agent, the army may crush and trample down but the locusts iightwith Due another, and turrrl- over Otie another for the privilege of rtterly devouring. Should the plot no visit Denver there will not be a teal left -n the tens of thousands shade trees in the streets, nor a patch of grass on the lawns. 'lire city will look something as though it had been struck by lightning. In 1'74 Denver was a great deal smaller than it is now. Tailors and dry goods merchants in those days displayed their wares at ther doors. So vraciousa were the grasshoppers that the goods had to be carried inside. Holes were actrully eaten in woolen cloth. But there is one comfort about the corm ing of the wretehed little winged repro bates to Colorado. The range does them up. They can't cross it. 'ilre cold at the highest altitudes of the great divide nrpi' their wings and they fall helpless to tar ish. Seventeen years ago the snow naiks on the sides of the great peaks were black with dead grrrshoppers. No record ap pears of them having resahed the weatern slope. At the same time if it is just as con venient for the Messrs. Hopper, Colorado, would prefer if they would go off rand drown themselves in the gulf ot Melexico or starve gently to death on a liberal diet of I Vermont marble. Another visitation came in 1875, hot it was not so severe as that of the previous year. XALUE OF A GOOD NAME. A Precious Thing, and How It Ia Somie times Tarnished. Many centuries before the Christian ers it had passed into a proverb that "A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.' We do not suppose that those who put their names into the market doubt the truth of the maxim, but they evidently hois, to make the article amerciianitable commodity without lasiny' it. 'lois is 'L- grandn mistake of those who trillt with thu precious appellation. In toe early days of the oil speculetion eciertl hundred companies were started and their stocks we'e olisred to the public. Thu method employed by the promoters wat to have some prominent men in the list of trustees, but more especially to secure ia well-known name to stand at the head as president of the corporation. 'o accotuplisn this object the custom was to offer to somi citizen well known tnrouuh out the cornrnuuite a large block of the stock for such use of his note. The editor of this paper was offered 5,000 shares to stand as the ligurelead to d company, and when this was declined the proposer, ias tii additional inducement, agreed to purchase, backs portion of the shares for $l0.ssJ0 in, cash in case his offer was acceptid. 'iTte editor replied that he bad never out his name or his wife up for Sile; but it compelled to dispose of one of them, he thought the latter would go first, as the loser might cut a new aiti. but a ttod tame could not he regained. '1 hra some oiler was made to one who had served in public life for many yeas,ts and he, thinking no evil, iecepted it. As thi result his reputation was tarnished; suits were brought against him by those who had been swindled out of their money, and long i after his death, which wee hastened by this trouble, his estate was hold to answer for, the liabilities of that corporation. How many of those whose namns stand as trustees, directors or managers of banks, trust companies, charity boards and other corporations really discharue the duties thus nominally assumed, or know anything of the condition or stn10 ing of the concern which they uphold or represent by their official position? 'The use of names on petitions has come to be a standing joke, and a long column of well known signatures thus appended is little more than an unmeaning farce. We saw with our own eyes the well-signed doe ument of which so much was said nearly forty years ago. A gentleman made a wager that he would procure at least 100 well known churchmen to sign a petition to hang the bishop of this diocese. lye drew up the document, had it copied in a line, olerky hand, and started out to effect his purpose. He did not utter a falsehood or misrepresent the character of the paper. It began with. "Whereas, the beat interests of the Protestant Episcopal chu oh," etc., making a long preamble, and the request that the bishop be suspended by the neok came before the conclusion. The canvasser represented it as a petition to the ecolosi astical authorities in a matter that would deeply affect the welfare of the church. Having obtained one or two leading rines the rest was easy, and he could have se cured thousands instead of hundreds if he had cared to persevere in the effort.-New York Advertiser. Ce i ifess JEWELS AND LACES. Oh, girl with the jewelled finger.l, Ohi, girl with the laces rare!' What are your jewels and what are your laces worth to you if, from undergoing the trying ordeals which fashionable society im poe_ on its devotees, enough to test the phys lIal strength and endurance of the most ro bust, you break down. lose your health and become a physical wreck, as thourands do from such causes? Under such circumstances you would will ingly give all your jewels and all your laces to regain lest health, Fhi's you cant do if you will but resort to the use of that great restorative known as DIr. Pierce's Favorfte Prescription. Thousands of grateful women bless the day It was made known to them. For all dorrngements, trreaulariftes and weaknesses peculiar to women, It is the only remedy, sold by druggists, under a positive guarantee from the manufacturers, that it will ve satisfaction in every case, or money will he refunded. This guarantee idas been printed on the bottle-wrapper, and faithfully carried out for many years. An invigorating tonic, it imparts strength to the whole system. For. feeble women 'lener ally, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Preecrip on is the greatest earthly boon. Dr. Pierce's Pellets rep at the liver, stomach and botalm. n , dg24 Sold by druggists. 23 centc .i vh m, iFor Female Irresv'ar tie- not ilog io ke:;w"in `, ~/. `ý SURtE! SAFE! CERTAIN! 'i t he uma 2kr 5Ol~ 'ocesoirllo, i1,1. _____ itoti ui daea ii' elieve auprf e gold by .R. Itals A C~o.. Sruftghts _ .:.m.. ti1i. u - o e. 1 rr ti :i . . a; 1 t rie "In ri-ritek 'i ir'iiiise l oni . .: nil bakh ' ",-the cam rth of ntyi ra h i, 1 to v on ir i ,I fil co ,i ;tr .n11:. Tn escin iu l :v, clun, ci~a ":,tEOP.E i t:1, tier A, f TER M 1iiii d,' . S wou' ld not be witho; t is ,. tf:",h i re. <': ~ ei" '' ' vtri Ma The Colbrgapted French Gure,y THE APHRODITINE" C" Is ,L. D oa t POSITIVE ý - GUARANTEE . fCt rre any ,ISi or at nn fins00 of any1 .. 2 'xtlil~t leer ' N;- l- 1 Stl AFTER mli r I ' s- It l o a t ,5 I , 1 . 11"s, I wv-'ii-- i mii iv i n fi l ::. . I AnviMiiinl, 1.;clii 1 nn r f : inU1 0011111.h 1i iiSiii .,,,, I'iii'iiýr iia :z,,i l~ , '1- a:c ( n I , sii'i I ot " ""-- I I r' p t't ~ l e I i, iftier s iit 10 , , .0 ftJ'a. box'. for r', moilian 'sn",iti, o r: Or!,, C4N ifrm-i"r'io: if " a i virna s-i SOBT[A N ^ "INOOMEtj rof orsuvo . in n L : ' of 4 Na'unsemen, l i'ories e-A I isi heite. ta Miue. cs-t ONIE ENJO'YS Both the method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts ently yet promptly on the Kidneys, erntl and Bowels, cletases the sys tenf efectually, dispels colds, head aches and fevers and cures habitual constipation permanently. For sale in 50o and $1 bottles by all druggists. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, LOUISVILLE, KY. 11!a: VORK. N.Y. NOTICE. OF APPLICATION TO CUT TIMBER -In accordance with the provision of section 8, rule, and ragnlations prescribed by the hottora ble secretary of the interior. May 5. 1891, 1. the un derscged, give notic that at the expiration of twenty-one dais from the first publication of this notice to make written application to the honorable secretary tof the interior for ate thority to out and remove all the merchantable saw-loge, pine and fir, on the following described lx- d. to witt Commencing at the northeast corner of section 1 township Ito north range 4 weat- thence cant along the north line to thte Mi-sonri }liver; Lihence nottth along the left ttank of said river to the ntoses township lint: thonoe west along said line to the orothenat qttarter off section 13, township 14, north ranged 4went; thence north to the place of beginntng. Said onad having thereon about 900,00.: fert of pint' and fir thither. Commencing at a t oint about one mile west from wtore tee tivding line betweern Cascade and Megniher counties dross Beelt oreek Lthence mouth about eighnt m Ie to a tioint ntut one mole weot where larley 5rock cons into Belt Cdreek: tience when about six miles; thence north coht eight mile to thoce dividing line between both counties named: thence east to place of beginning. Patti land heving thereon abeot Allftt0,0la0 bet of pins end fvr ti dter. tCommeoncing at the etenti east quarter corner of section t3. township 11 north range i west, and rennina thence east six miles; thence in a aortherly dtrblic n three miles wcest to north~east section earner tof section 1, tusessici 14. north range 3 west, and thence sooth to the place of beginning. saidt tract of land hcaving thereon about t,5Jtt,tt'i feet of tpine and firltnbhes. Also all of sec:ion I, 2 . 11, 12 aod 13, in tosvnshisl14 n., r. 3 w.. sacl tracts of land having thereon abouc 5100.000 feet of pine and he lunmher. Also that cestatnoether tract ectnmeocing; at lhs northeast corner of ecelo~t 38, townastip Itt north range 3t went, anid running theace s'sst six miles; thence sonthb three miles; thence west to the southeast miner of ecetion 12. tocench p 15 north range :1 we-It thence north to place of be ginsning. Paid tract of laud having therecon ahout c1,000,0t00 fee: of pitte end fir timth .c All of said land is stnenreeycd, except what ie marked by section,, being none snics. oral. rosgh sod stecp end not. adapted for agrienitteral peurpesee anod ie locatedi in the ceuntieo of Lewis and Ctarke, Cascade, and Meagher, in the state on Montana. HttLTI'.tt LUMBER Co. Py CHARLES bitqECNtt, Manager. First publication, June 27. 18011. HEALTH IS WEALTH[ KAeV HAAL Festay F 0 Z11 Ur E. (¾ West'a Nerve an- Broin Treatment, e nar.nteed sierrilt o tr livyetr'i't leilta 'an. 12 a' unhioiu, f'its. foe eon. noen agin, Healitto,, Nelr^un 'r,'tra'ion tatedl I the nsent tlrirh'.1 tttaico, a la ne"n Mlntal Deplreas Ut. Soetiting .if the lrti- renultitn in insan anity n l'atti't to nii-ir,. deay a d death, f re.'itture lie At'. 1harr 'ntet',- Lo-sot Power in eithet sex. Inoltit'" Lni.'r and 1;3'rt 'otsrrhort'a cauned y: over ix r.'rt'o' of the brain. self-abuse or over indutronse.. N Et h bor coitains a month's tress ment ¶1 0t a box. or six hotts for $3.00 seat by mail prepaid ou receipt of price. WE GUARANTEE SIX BOTTLES To onur an; case. V1 ith each ordor receitai bh nie frtr aix o",. a-companird with wte,. will ; ,1 t1 a l"Ir":rte ".u alr w~rittont guaranItt a to re f tuni tin m.tney if t.t' trnttui tt atts not etfect taur'. Ito t'nrt~oa is-wnd only by ft. Mi Par ,hen & Co., drntisttn aole a.;t'nts, Helena, Mont $500 REWARD I We will pa- the above reward for ane rase ot Liver (''uOpft nt. Ily ';~ntia, nitk Ifeattache. In. Ut U t0~tt~ti ( tttuvee'te we 'annot n re wit We-st .. 'ruhle Liver ('it , when the tirnt' no. ar trit tly complied witth. 'Tbt'1 are putely etx'a hi. ant inever fait to give rtihfla to' 'tr't" teaI'ittd large bozn', iontiaini CP'lt _.o ctt. iorware of to'rterfeite and S"ton- Toe getttitti rnanfactattrtl rule bhoý l.. 'nh & to.. druggists, Helena. To Chicagoin Loss thall 14 Hours -:VIA: 2 NORTINESTERN LINE C. St P. M. & 0. Ry. C, & N.-W, Ry, The Shortest and Best Line From St. Paul to Chicago, Sioux City and Omaha. The only line running alt ift Panesn"er 't'rains in lent titan 14 houirn betwer'n Itt. ftuseI anod liii cago, and while thie tite is quiek, trtiimt * ttt nt hiea to ran at astiigh ratnntoftt'.pe to ninho tl."ir titt" ay on othttr tinen, because this lice it Slout tr titan any othf litnt'. "Tim Pullman atnd Wagngtr Voetthtaiod Littit teu,' loaning Itt. t'ail at 7:301 P. U . muaksth oe trip tt uhit att in il5, hours, returning in 13 houtrn and 27, minutoo. "'helatylntighit Itaprama" leaving Itt, aule at 1:45 A. At.. natatt the' trip teClitriatio :it i hure and tO minutes, returntng in 13 hours and 45 'It'ie i toe do tly flanshy whtich r'nnuect'inn are assredt' in (Chitagoi with till fast Itinetirain'. fritm (titegtn tothe totl and south in hth mirming and at itighit ('loot' rituiectionti are mate at 'it. fail with Notittttrn P'tiiatifit an rat Northenin trin,,r For rates, maps folders, et'., apply tn ('. N, III. rlNtLfNll(ienerta Agent, Bsai. *ll e1 . No to N. Main St., lileita, atunt, T V. 'rAhnitnir, Gen. Pars. Agait, S1. Paul. Minn. N'uTIs'iE:ON AI'PPL,( ATION I'T it'll'tT'I fIHli na ,"1I,, w iii ir. ' "f i neil t a t ' 11ntt 'i t 'Iih ii'r it' i' . lat ' a , i t .,. t int , ant I l .x ' I Il rin writr . fot.a t tn :;} win, it' It a poine ton and t-tu iil :1.1t i n~ i h ho ti'l rnii ahiti 'it ' iii sautilro ,t. ec n, ass thI r g i r r n frk of :IN':" fit t, 'Ii r ~ ft f'tif~ lf 'iffit- 'i'f.r f, I' Oit'ý,n ti-tall tt. Iin t, grth I x 111 ,ll ý I titr i 1 tti- ern , 1 h It t thu a t k ' + ' tar I '' t t'.r a1", t i: ti to. oa of ni itor :~It. ua t o i L i. t n \ l "IA I a f l i n t n i na f ' I i ' o 1 ' a , f i l , , iN T I E O Fr: 11 , ' ! t e le ,ns and t ted tittlatta In. u tA . 10. .:ily ~ h Nla* l fr athe 4rn acfn '. ti e l a NHte .Int let K;1 51. Jl n o r "+,n 1('i ns of ,I the o th ,r'It'~l ~f ,ldal listedm -u eon Iaf Jun 1I2 hr 1 ;oi tml Goods at Prices Which You Can't Obtain From the Peddling Grocers of this City. Sugar, 100 lbs. for - $5.65 Extra fine Japan tea, - SOo 100 lbs. I. patent flour, $3.30 Choicest spring pickings, 45c Hams, per lb., - - - 11 Very fancy early spring leaf Fresh Eggs, per dozen, - 20c basket fired, - - 500 New potatoes, per lb., - - 2c Fancy Moyune Gunowder, 75c Herring, per keg, - $1.25 Fancy cup Hoochow, - 65o Table salt, per 10-lb. sack, 20c Choice new crop Ping Suey, 500 M. M. tea, lb., - - 30c Good style Ping Suey, new, 40c 30 bars soap for - - $1.00 Genuine Russian Cougon, $1.00 California peaches and High grade Moning Cougon, 750 pears, per can, - - 20c Choice Han Keow English Matches, per two dozen, 25c Breakfast, - - 600 Full cream cheese, lb., 12 1-2c Good English Breakfast, 500 Imported sardines, can, - 15c Sifted extra first Moyune Sugar, 17 lbs. for - $1.00 Young Hyson, - $1.00 Crackers, in boxes, per lb., 6 1-2c Choice Young Hyson, - 60c Five-gallon keg syrup for $2.10 Fair small leaf Young Hyson, 40c 21-2 lb. can Price's baking Fancy Formosa Oolong, 80c powder, - - $1.00 Clean small leaf Foochow Good Japan tea, - 20c Oolong, - - - 50c These Teas we have made sta ple and they are steadily increas ing in popularity with the Tea Drinkers of Helena. Remember we do not employ peddlers. *. WM. WEINSTEIN & CO.+ THOS. GOFF, Hardware, Stoves and Ranges. Mine and Mill Supplies. 22 NORTH MAIN STREET.