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oissiro to the Riohsirdon
Ho1d..0 Up.
Jarte MtIler's" Story.t Her Ztep
W!a Hen Olsrk,. Hrtls .
bhe Gets, lear of the Rema.plag
Charg aeelon Will o Rolie 'to
Her Parents,
t 11 p. m. yesterday the Jury rendered a
rdiot of not guilty.
ertha Helen Foralund yesterday told the
ry of her life from the day ehe met Henry
ark at her home in the state of Washington
til the day of her arrest in Helena. There
no doubt that he led her astray. It has
n upposed all along that Olark was a
rwegian, but it developed yesterday that
is a Mexican and his name Emil
guella. When Helen was put on the
nd to testify in her. own behalf the court
mn was packed, the spectators crowding
close to the attorneys and defendant,
great many of them were women. She
Id her story without embarrassment and
a clear voice. "I was 20 years old Aug.
1891 I have known Clark two yeass and
elf, and met him flSet at my father's
noh near Lockwood, Wash., about six
lee from Rookford and twenty-two miles
m Spokane Falls. He was working for
ailroad contractor named Andrew Peter
n. One Sunday I told mother that I
nted to go to the church, wbhich was aboat
o miles and a-half from our home.
ther was away with the team and I
Iked down to a neighbor's place, Mr.
ickeon's, to go with him. Just as I got
the gate Clark came along with a buggy
d team. He knew me well enough to say
ow do you do?' He asked me where I
s going and I told him. He said I could
with him, and asked me to wait until
ut three o'clock when he would come
her me. I promised to wait, but it got
and I went home. About four o'clock
ark came up to our house with his
ggy, just as mother and I were eating
nob. He ate with us and went
me. The next week he came to get
iter and eggs. One day he said that
I had no objections he would come the
it Sunday and take me to church. I
ld him he would have to ask mother. She
id it was all right. She told me he was a
jet, well-behaved fellow. I went to
urch with him that Sunday, and there
s a circus at Rookford, and as all the
rle were going I went with them. It was
ery place like that. I went with him
out five months. Then he asked me to
arry him. I told him I did not want to
t married. He said 'Then you have been
cling me.' I said no, that I had made him
promise. Father spoke to me about it.
d said he thought I liked Fuguella. I said
id. He always behaved himself. I told
ther I was not going to get married.
ther said I was the only one he had left
d that he and mother were getting old
d that the rest of my sisters were mar
, and he thought I should stay at home.
ept going with him. I used to take little
ips to Spokane to visit my sister. One day
ark told me he thought he would quit
A year ago last June he induced me to
n away with him. I told him I was going
Spokane to work. He said he would quit
etereon. At Spokane he came and visited
e at the Eagle hotel. I told him he came
often that I did not think it was proper,
d he quit coming to see me. 1 worked at
e hotel two months and went back home.
e came there the first evening. He asked
e if I was going out soon again. I said
s. I knew some girls in Spokane and we
are going to Cheney to work. Clark
ked me how I would like to go to Mon
na, and said I would get good wages
ere. He told me it would only cost
2.50 to go to Missoula, and that I could
t a good position, and that it was a better
untry than Washington. He kept talk
g about Montana and said if we went
ere we could keep company as usual. I
reed to go, but not to start with him. I
Id him if father and mother should see us
art they would think something was
rong, He went to Spokane and I followed
d went to the Bellevue hotel. I did not
e him the first day and thought he had
lied me. The next morning I met him
cidentally as I was going out. He said:
on have come.' I said yes. Well, we
rolled around town that day. That even
g he came to me and said: 'Do you know
you are going to Montana you can't go
girl's clothes?' It was about 10 o'clook
d he was sitting in the room
ith me. He said: 'You can
to Montana and work, but
you want to see anything you cant go in
rl's clothes. I told him I could not agree
that, that it would put me in trouble.
e said no. He told me I had a boy's face
d features. 'You can put on pants and
as well as I.' I told him to give me four
ye to think about it, and he waited.
ell, he came to me and I put the pants on.
he first thing he did that night was to
ke me down to the Theater Comique. He
t me to take two drinks and I got dizzy.
never drank anything at home. Father
ver kept it in the house. I went out of the
omique to get into the air and he wanted
e to go back to the show. I saw a police
an and got afraid and run. Finally we
ent back to the show'and staid there until
out 12 o'clock and had a couple more
rinks. I was pretty dizzy and did not
new what I was doing. He took meoout
f there and we wentdown to the hotel. The
ext morning he asked me if I were sick, I
id I was and wanted to go home. I asked
im for my clothes. He told me I had no
othes and said it would not be very pleas.
nt for me to go back after being in the Com
ue in boy's clothes. I was afraid and let
go. Weatayed in Spokane until the next
ay and the next morning took the train
ad went to Missoula.
That night at the hotel in Missoula
man said to me, "Do you want
job, young fellow?" He told me
e wanted a totel clerk. It was a
all place, the Grand Central. His name
as Charlie Broadbent. I went to work for
im. Qyk went tqWork for a steam fitter.
worke tlhere two months, and then went
work for Mrs. Klite, who kept the Mtar
dging-house, as night clerk for three
trnths. She had a young niece, and she
f course thought I was a boy. We seed to
ave conversations about different things,
nd she thought I was trying to make up
Ith her niece, and soe she flred me. I then
eat to work for Charlie Tiano. of the All
ations saloon, tending bar. That was last
inter. Clark was in Anaconda working at
a smelter. I got a letter from him, and
nally he came back. Charlie Tiano sold
t and Clark went to work for a colored
4not cmue ak not aAnrioj d, et
!pation house The next nihbt he wee cu
,. ohes e me ai rat w t. o
on.% m i Hd a had beer ganreur 1
saotl wonted goh e ,o
io hi h a not fo, I w at ' her aie
std ihe wa ot eea. It went on tnts way
a. U the ie ever ad would wtell were he
a id beeo. his wemaboute the maiddle n
cod I wa sne rot at Anlseonda,
ita E y to hsre thoee than ranite.
re tti e iahen trelated that he was in
e room i ths frame h souse on ewln~
eton ahis le n.ht of the hliohardaon hold
up, wabouts olht o'lock she went down
towh and ioug a laPer and hreturne
shortly. Mr. WOlf, who rented the room
to had and Cleri, tltsed with her foi' while
after her retutrd, The onversntlon ta. ed
until nearly midnight. Wolf went to bed
and she sat aow end read and was in bed
by one o'olouk. She got up at six Clrk
toame in about this time. he said he nuver
oould come into the room unless she knew
t. He told her to get up that he wanted
breakfast and went to the Court dining
room. At this time he gav her the watch
afterwards ibrntified by Conductor Richard
son as his. She left the house again between
eight and nine o'clook. lark told her he was
tired and was going to bed. She told him
she had a sick headache and was going out
to take a walk. In testifying she said she
walked farther than she thought when
arrested on the railroad track east of the
respect to Marshal Fueor's testimony
as to her confession she said she did not
remember much. Lute of people came to
see her at the oity hall. Many shook hands
with her and said they were her friends.
ihe had seen so many oficers she did not
remember telling anything in particular.
Bertha Helen Forslund was her true name.
Clark christened her "Charlie Miller" when
she out on the pants. While working as
hoteclerk in Miuoula she got $45 per
There was a dramatic seene when Clark
was brought in to testify in behalf of the
woman. He didnotgo on the stand in his
own trial. He was taken in the stenographers
room and searched, as a precautionary
measure, befo testifying. No gun
was found on ' him. He told the
jury that Helen( Forelund was his room
mate in Helena. On the night of the
Richardson holdup he left her in the room
at seven o'clock and did not see her until
the next morning about six o'clock. Joe
gave her the gold watch about seven that
During his cross-examination Mr. Nolan
held up Richardson's watch and said to
Clark, "Where did you get that watch?"
'Ihe court interfered by saying that Clark
not being on the stand as a defendant it
was the duty of the court to notify Clark
that if as a witness his answer would tend
to convict him of the crime of having
robbed Ridhardson of the watch he need
not answer the question. The judge, to
sustain his ruling, read from Wharton's
criminal evidence and stated that the wit
ness could avail himself of the privilege ac
corded him if he desired to. "Do you wish
to answer the question?" said the judge.
"I would rather not,". said Clark, as he
turned toward Judge Hunt. He was shiv
ering. The question was not answered.
He was, however, compelled to answer
that he had been convitoed of having
robbed Robert Ray of his watch, having
been tried for that crime. Another ruling
upon the law of confessions was had when
the county attorney sought to lay
the foundation for impeachment by
asking Helen as to her admissions to
Officers Nicholson and Sims. The court
held that under the decisions of the su
preme court, in view of the hopes of favor
end wo, ds of advice given to defendant by
iergeant Nicholson, made to her just after
her arrest, the confessions were inadmise-
ble and that any other confessions made
by lar about the same time to poiesons
known to her to be officials were inadmis
sible, unless it was shown that she was not
induced by the hopes held out to her by
Officer Nicholson. 'Ihe evidence was
therefore excluded, which left the confes
sion to Foray as the strongest evidence
against her in the way of admissions made
by her.
Clark denied that his true name was Fn
guella. Letters to prove this were ox
cluded. He admitted that Emil was his
middle name and that he signed his name
Henry E. Clark. He is 24 years old and
has been in Montana sixteen months, and
Ssays he is a machinist, but never followed
the business here. As he passed out of the
court room he stepped over and shook
Helen's hand and whispered something to
her. The teals came to her eyes. She
I cried for several minutes.
Shen court adjourned at l ie p. m. the
Sdefendant's attorney objected to the jury
separating for the night. This made an
evening session necessary so the closing
arguments of the attorneys could be heard.
Mr. Blackford said he considered the in
structions of the court to be very fair. The
G jury left the court room at ten p. m. and
Judge Hunt said he would wait until eleven
Sp. m. to receive their verdict, and if they
I dd not agree by that time they would have
G to remain out all night and bring in their
I verdict this morning.
T he jury agreed at 9:45 p. m. and brought
in their verdict at 11 p. m, '1 he defendant
Slooked as if a ton had been lifted off her
when the verdict was read. She stood up,
I bowed to the jury and said: "Gentlemen,
I I thank you for your verdict." Two depu
Ities took her to the city jail. There is
c another charge against her, that of being
accessory after the fact, on which she is
I now held.
I The jury were: David Merritt. Jacob
I Fisher, John D. Wilson, B. L. Smith, J. B.
rPresser, E. W. Break, Louis Stadler, H. M.
SParohen. Thomas E. Goodwin, S. S. Cook,
Charles Lehman, Charles A. Blackburn.
Helen Forstund is Determined to Behave
Herself Hereafter.
Helen Forslund was very happy after she
got back to the city jail, last night. There
was only one thing that gave her any con
cern and that was the prospect of another
trial on the second complaiint against her.
When told that she need not have any fear
of ever-havmg to stand trial on that charge,
she seemed considerably elated. "When I
get out of this," she said, "I can promise
that nothing I do will ever put me into a
court or behind the bars again. What will
I do with my boy's clothes? I'll take them
home and burn them to make sure that no
one else gets them. If I am freed all I have
belongs to me. I have a little money nad
will take a quiet room until I get enonIh
money from home to go there. Then I will
go there and stay there.
"Clark did the square thing by me to-day
in his evidence. He tried make the best
case he could for me. 1 shall not forget
him. If he had 'only let me keep on my
womans' dress in my travels about with
him and not made me put on that boy's
dressl What I have seen in those clothee!"
Court Notes.
W. S, Dawson, of Philipsburg, was ad
mitted to practice in the supreme court
The docket was called in the United
States courts yesterday. The grand jury
will meet Nov. 0.
The appeal of Kate D. Edgerton against
E. D. Edgerton, in the supreme court, has
been set for hearing at 10 a. m., Nov. 18.
aM1g Baking
Used in Millions of Heomes-so Years the, Standard.
Second Quarterly Meetiir of Those
Who Have Montana's Inter
ests in Charg.,
zxeoutive Ooimsleuionter aS ktord's
Report of What H1 Been '
ecsommendatlons for ruture Wors-Plans
for the Butldiug-Iome State
There was quite a full representation
yesterday when Judge Stephen DeWolfe.
president of the board of World's fair
managers of the state of Montana, called
thht body to order. The meeting was held
in Secretary Ramsay's offie and began at
2 p. m. Those present were: Phillip Lov
ell, of Beaverhead; H. O. Chowen, of Cas
cade; B. H.Johnson, OCuter; D. G. Browne,
Choteau; Jas. G. Ramsay, Dawson; A. K.
Yorkee, Gallatin; Thomas Joye, Jefferson;
H. H. HI11, Lewis and Clarke; W. H. Suth
erlin, Meagher; W. M. Blokford, Missoula;
Allan R. Joy, Park; Stephen Do Wolfe, Sil
ver Bow; and National Commissioners L.
H. Hershfield and Dr. A. H. Mitchell.
The most important business transacted
was the reading of the report of Executive
Commisesoner Bickford. Mr. Bickford
said in part:
"Immediately after my election to the
office of exeoutive commissioner, correspon
deuce was commenced with the commis
sioners of the respective counties to ascer
tain the views entertained by them gen
erally as to the character of our exhibit and
the variety and extent thereof. From the
correspondence it has been ascertained that
Montana's exhibit will consist Of minerals,
ores and the ore products, including placer
gold; farm products of an almost endless
variety; stock, and the many varieties of
wools produced in this state, as well as for
est products, timber and grasses indigenous
to the state."
As to the interest being taken in the fair
generally. Mr. Bickford says that all the
con4missioners are taking an active and
general interest in the matter, as are also
the business men of the state. "The work
of collecting the exhibit," says Mr. Bick
ford, "cannot be commenced with any de
gree of activity until the summer of 1892;
but in the meantime every opportunity
should be embraced for learning the where
abouts of the exhibits, making preparation
for the planting of agricultural products,
with the expressed idea of having the
results unusually attractive and satisfac
the report then refers to a visit to Chi
cago in September last. It was fpond that
the site originally selected by Commissioner
Hershfileld for Montana had been given to
Iowa, and Montana given a site near the
state of Idaho and this site is much inferior
to the original one. A vigorous, but useless
protest was made, and Mr. Bickford says
the thanks of the " board are due Messrs.
Mitchell and Hershfield for the vigorous
and manly light they made.
Reference is made to the plan or . C.
Palmer for a mountain in miniature, show
ing a mine in actual operation as a part of
the Montana exhibit. W. H. urnham, the
chief architect of the world's fair, however,
announced himself as utterly opposed to
the scheme, saying it would mar the ap
pearance of the grounds. Dr. A. H. Mitch
e I has .,plied to the director general for
space the various buildings
as follows; mines and mining,
8,000 square feet; agriculture,
8,000 equarefeet; stook-raising, 8,000 square
feet; torestry and forest products, 1,000
square feet. Mr. Biokford also refers to
the matter of a joint building with Idaho,
and announces that the latter state is in
favor of the scheme. As to freight rates on
the Montana exhibit, Mr. Bickford says
that in an interview with S. L. Moore, gen
eral freight agent of the Northern Pacific
railroad, that gentleman said that some
uale would be adopted which would apply
to all the states through which his road
passed. He intimated that a limited
amount of freight would be carried free of
charge, providing the road should not be
called upon to return the same free of
charge. Mr. Moore asked Mr. Bickford if
some arrangement could not be made with
the exhibitors to turn their display over to
the railroad company at the end of the fair,
to be used in an exhibis on wheels to be run
by the Northern Pacific railroad through
the eastern, central and southern states.
Mr. Bickford advocates a special feature
in the Montana building in the way of a
collection of the different wild birds and
animals found in the state. He also favors
nn exhibit of school work, and suggests
that the State Educational association will
be willing to prepare this exhibit, and only
call upon the board of managers for suffi
cient money to defray actual expenses. The
first contribution made by Montana to the
fair is three columns, to be used in the
forestry building. The columns were fur
nished by the Blackfoot Milling company,
and are of tamerck, pine and cedar.
On motion of Mr. Hershfleld it was de
oided to have 2,800 copies of Mr, Bickford's
report printed, to be generally circulated.
On motion of Mr. Lovell, Messrs. Mitchell,
Hershfield and Bickford were constituted a
committee to correspond with Director
General Davis and the board of control in
the matter of the site for the Montana
building. The name of Mrs. J. E. Rick
ards was added to the list of lady man
Among other business transacted was the
reading of the report of the secretary, and
the reception and flting of various uropo
sitions. Among these was one Irom John
Gilman, asking the endorsement of the
board for his United States Fair exhibition.
Also one from Soenie Artist Clausen, in re
lation to his panorama to consist of Mon
tana scenes to be displayed at the fair.
Both of the propositions have heretofore
been published in full in Tax INDEPENDENT.
W. A. Clark presented, through President
DeWolfe, a plan for showing the Butte
mining district by meaps of a relief map.
The matter was referred to the committee
on mines and mining.
The following architectural frms pre
sented plans for the Montana building at
the World's fair: Wallace & Thornburg,
Paulsen & Lavelle. (two sets), N. J. Mc
Connell, J. L. La Driere, Galbraith & Ful
ler, of Missoula, and Meyer & Thori, of
St. Paul. They were referred to the build
ings committee, which will probably report
The members of the board were very
much pleased with a display of apples and
grapes grown in Missoula county. Ihe ap
ples came from W. B. Harlan, of Como,
Montana, and D. O. Base, of Stevensville.
while A. G. England, of Missoula, raised
the grapes. There was also a display of
sandstone from Great Falls. The board
will be in sessionmagain this morning.
John WV. Thompson
Offers for rent, at very reasonable terms,
the best photograph gallery west of St.
Paul, also a limited number of choice of
fies and stores on Main street. See him
immediately, at his ofice, room 27 Pitts
burgh block. Take elevator.
Raleigh&l Clarke.
In connection with our sale of
Lidies' Cloths and Striped
Flannels which we have decided
to continue for another week,
we will offer the. balance of our
Pattern Dresses at a decided
sacrifice. We quote below the
$40o.oo00 patterns reduced to $25.oo
35.00 " " " 20.00
30.00 - - " " 8.00oo
25.00 " " " t2.00
20.00 f' " " 10.00
12.50 "' " " 7.50
These are not shop-worn goods
carried over from last season, but I
are new and desirable m every
On our bargain counter will be
found another broken lot of wool
underwear, reduced fully one
third from former price. "
In our Cloak Room we are
showing some beautiful new
styles in Jackets and Wraps.
Inspection invited.
Store open evenings until 8:30o,
Raleigh & Clarke.
Washing made easy. No boiling of
clothes or soaking over night necessary.
No sofMb-board needed. You need not
bend-over tub.and get a lame back, or in
hale oder of soap suds. No odor of wash
ing, from effects of boiling clothes, througnh
the house. You can wash your Laces,
Flannels, Linens, Blankets-in fact, every
thina, and make like new without wear or
tear on cloth. The work that takes you one
half day to do you can now do in one hour.
We Let You Tra Machin
by taking it home. If it does not do all we
claim, you need not keep it or pay for it.
A child ten years old can do the family
washing as easy as a grown person. Call
and see the
[New Er Washin Bachie, s
that revolutionize the method of washing
clothes. i The apparatus weighs only eight
pound|s,: We invite country people as well
as city folks to call and see the machine.
Teachers N Employed
Business College.
The teachers now employed by
the Mlontana Business College foil
the year 1891 and '92 are as fol,
Principal of Shorthand. Eis work
in Phonography and Penmanship
is too well known to need further
of Omaha, Nebraska, is principal
of Penmanship and Theory of
Bookkeeping; also teacher of Com
mercial Law. Prof. Daily has been
principal and business manage; of
the Omaha Business College for
the past five years. He has had
20 years' experience in business
college work, and as a teacher of
bookkeeping is unsurpassed, and
is one of the best penmen in the
United States.
has charge of the Business Prac
tice department. This department
of the school is designed to give a
broader knowledge of business
transact ons than can be gained
from the theory of bookkeeping
of Newark, Ohio, is principal of
Typewriting and Assistant in
Shorthand. Miss Metz comes well
recommended by the celebrated
shorthand man, Jerome B. How.
ard, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Students
who come under her supervision
will find her an excellent lady and
well fitted to give instruction in
the depaitmont which she has in
gives her whole attention to Elo
cution, Reading and Rhotoric. The
classes in reading and elocution
are astounded to realize how well
they can express the thoughts and
actions of others.
No school has a more elffclent
corps of teachers for the work they
have in charge.
Corner Sixth and Park Avenues.
; nlsonoere of Lewls and ,Clarke eouoly,
onarusa, w4l smeet lenesolal eeeeln Thureday,
Nveiumbr 16th, 91, t 1 . a.., for the parusje
of hppoi-utnl apprJs of shoeol lands.
yJ. order o . T L, Clerk.
lsleans. Mont., Oct. 37, 18o1.
Tr. . POWER & 6o.j,
Minin ana Farm Mahine
Wire HE-oisti2 .g 3Eope, HEto.
Wagons--Quartz, Lumber and Farm--Wagons
Fence Wire, Wind Mills and Pumps.
In order to make room for Winter Goods will close out Vehicles
at an advance of 10 per cent. above cost. Call and sea for yourself
Cheapl Cheaperl Cheapestl
Main Street, Opposite Grand Central Hotel
G -7
Corner main Street and Sixth Avene, Helena, Montana.
Teaching by mail is a decided boon to those whose business prevnts their
sonal attendance at the College. Tuition for Complete Course, $25, Incluin
Penmanship. Text Hook $2.10.
NIGHT SCHOOL School of Cookery.
i Off[era every opportunity to Clerks, Mechanics Instruction v in Cooking and Domesto
nd Laborers to Icarn COMMON ENuLbII Et onom . t, d Nignth t A tvenue.
g 0prpeoial Boarding Hall for Students from abroad. Expenses Moderate...l
For terms and other information address all communications to
P ~O F . f 1. J . E N Q E L H O J V , M . A., P rin c ip a l.
.1. SPECITL! *
For Saturday and Monday Only.
SAll Trimmed Hats in our Window Reduced to
$5.o00 EACH.
Fur Muffs from 50c. Upwards.
We have the Finest Assortment of Ladies' and
Children's Cloaks in the City.
Fine Goods at Very Low Prices.
SThe LeadilNlililiery anld Fancy YDry Goods Hoise in the City.
Joe 'i oote, daoesead.
Notice is hereby irven by the underesinsd, ad
.iulstrator of tie estate of Joe Toole, ~eaoused,
to te creuittotos of, mad all pteraons having claims
SegaieLt the said doested, to exhibit them, with
tits o.toossry vosohero. within four onthlls
iter the lirsl pblictalioun of this notice, to toc
said admlnist'ator, at the law oficoe of J. M.
(tionments. in the city of Helena. the same hebin
the place for the transaction of the boeins of
said estate.
Dated wsept. 28, 1891.
Adminstratqr of the estate of Joe Tools, de.
'. Zli~lrr, daocoated
Ncltwee I hereby vlren by the under, ý edz.t
tiuii.trator of the all tet.of Lot II
decoaked, to the creditore of and eld eoe.iY
in clsims againstt the ail deee.ei, ptoxlb
t~i~m rvllt xh iL·
Otem with the neeessary vonchere, within t pir
nlwutlhe after the firet p.xldItlton of thieoto
tot te eald administrator at the lawI ofpe
llenry C. imityl, roome A1 and ", h.al D W ,
in Helena. the same being the p1_e to.
the transaction of the bulnefe of SlE e.0 "
in the ounity of Lwe and Clarki. .i
Admtinistrator of sstste of Lois FlilelJr, l , e
Dated 0at. I. i9L I ".

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