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p. p. `$helby to be General Manage.
Of the Great ?o'thean O,
the Sound..
,Anothier Year For M. E. Keefe to
Qomplete His Colorado
site-Shaped Tracks-Rallroadlng as It
Was Regarded Fifty Years Ago
World's Fair.
P. P. Shelby, general traffic manager of
the Great Northern road, is on his way to
the coast, and will probably take up his
residence in this city on his arrival, says
the Seattle Post-Intelligenoer. If he should
not remove from St. Paul to Seattle at this
time, he will do so in the very near future.
Mr. Shelby will take the general manage
ment of the coast lines and the western di
visions of the main line, and will also take
charge of the Portland & Puget Sound
road. It is pretty generally understood
that the Union Pacific has given up all
hope of being able to complete this road
and will sell the work already done to the
Great Northern,_which will complete the
line. This work will, it is understood, be
in Mr. Shelby's charge. It is understood
that he will be given the title of second
vice president and hold a position in Seat
tle analogous to that of C. H. Prescott, seo
ond vice president of the Northern Pacific
at Tacoma. While St. Paul will be the
headquarters of the road, Seattle will be in
a sense, the second headquarters, with Mr.
Shelby as executive office in charge.
Mr. Shelby has the reputation of being
one of the best railroad men in the coun
try, and is particularly able in developing
business for a new road through a sparsely
settled country. He was born at Painee
ville, O., in June, 1845, and is thus not
quite 47 years old. He entered the railroad
service on the Union Pacific in 1866 as a
brakeman, and went through the several
steps in the operating department as con
ductor, baggageman and yardmaster until
1867. In that year he came west as a clerk
in the office of the station agent at Omaha.
In 1870 he was appointed station agent at
at Omaha, in 1875 he became division super
intendent, in 1878 was arpointed assistant
general freight, and in 1882 general freight
agent. From January, 1886, to September,
1887, he was assistant general traffic man
ager. On October 16, 1887, he was appoint
ed general manager of the Montana Cen
tral after its completion, and in that capa
oity showed his ability in promoting the
development of the state's resources by in
ducing eastern men of capital to come out
and locate along the line. Fiom that posi
tion he went to St. Paul as general tratfio
manager. a position which he still holds.
It Will Take Him Another Year to Com
plete It.
For several days past rumors have been
afloat in the railroad circles prophesying
the abandonment of work on the Busk
Ivanhoe tunnel-one of the costliest under
takings of the kind ever attempted in the
mountains, says the Denver News. The
big hole is on the line of the Colorado Mid
land, near the summit of the range at
Hagerman pass, at an elevation of 10,800.
Operations were begun about a year ago by
a stock company containing a number of
heavy capitalists on its rolls. Recent re
ports conveyed the information that dif
ficulties had been encountered which
greatly discouraged the company and made
further progress a question of grave doubt
on the part of the stockholders.
M. H. Keefe, who has directed the opera
tions at the tunnel since the work was in
augurated, effectually disposes of the
rumor. "It is true we have had a hard job
on our hands for a month past," said he,
"but the main difficulties have been over
•come and we expect no more trouble. The
difficulty was encountered at the Ivanhoe
end of the tunnel. Although the experts
and geologists gave it as their opinion that
the mountain was of granite, we came to a
fault which was filled with muck, making
it necessary to hold up the ground with
timbers. Even this was very difficult to do
on account of the large flow of water, but
everything will be made secure by solid
masonry. The fault has been crossed and
we expect solid rock he eafter."
Mr. Keefe said that 4,800 feet of the work
is completed, that the total length neces
sary to tunnel being 9,400 feet. He is con
fident that the work will be done by the
end of another twelve months. 'Iwo hun
dred men are employed constantly in the
great undertaking. The tunnel will effect
a cut-off of nine miles between Busk and
Ivanhoe, and also reduce the grade from
8 per cent. to 1.40. The new tunnel is 800
feet below the Hacerman tunnel. Theroad
of nine miles, which will be abandoned, is
said to have cost $2,000,000. It was planned
by English engineers who were not tamiliar
with mountain engineering.
How a Tramp Was Fouled by Oneof Them
on the Santa Fe in California.
Kite-shaped tracks are all the rage now
adays and, not to be behind the times, the
Santa Fe has built an immense one on this
model, taking in the principal towns in San
Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange coun
ties. Starting at San Bernardino, for exs
ample, one may take a train and ride for
several hours, never passing through the
same town twice, and yet at the end of the
trip he will be juast where he started from.
A tramp who was not familiar with this
unique bit of railroading, and who had
been passing some time amid the lovely
orange grovea of San Boernardino valley,
decided it was time to seek fresh fields, so
with a party of his friends he went to the
Santa Fe station in the city just mentioned,
and. finding a train there on the point or
startinel out, he bade his comrades
a long farewell, ageed to meet them
somewhere in New Mexico within a
couple of months, and as the train moved,
swung himself on a brake-beam and was
soon flying through the country I The train
made many halts, but none long enough to
allow the imroecunious traveler an oppor
tunety to get out and stretch himself.
Finally, however, a place of largle size was
approached, and when the train stopped it
was evident a long stop was to be made.
The tramp concluded it must be a division
headquarters, so he sneakedout from under
the car, straightened up, and then looked
about to see what sort of a place he had
struck anyhow. T'here was a familiar air
to his surroundings, and looking at the sign
board on the station, he was paralyzed to
see the name "San lBernadino." He had
put in the best part of a day riding on a
belt train over a kite-shaped track I
Chancellor Livingaton Said Steam Ral.
roadlng Was Impracteable.
The following letter, in reply to a sugges
tion about railroads, written over fifty yeari
ago by Chancellor Livingston, who had
been associated with his brother-in-law
Hobert Fulton, in application of steam tr
vessels, shows the state of improvement ir
that day:
ALBANY, N. Y., March 1, 1811.-Dear Sir
I did not till yesterday receive yours of the
25th of February; where it has loitered os
the road I am at a loss to say. I had be
fore read of your very ingenions protosi
tiop as to the railway communication.
fear, however, on mature reflection, tha'
they will be liable to serious objeciion, ant
ultimately more expensive than a canal
They ment bet dot eso as a to psreat.a
dgerv ofi two 10o0 ary bodiUe teedi
*alle on whlib they t re alced ut
e at olet r feret low the ns.arf Wo d e
thns feet above, an mtet be elamsped with t
iron, and ven then wt~ld, hadly t e.s.
so heavy a weilht as My Piion e ol alP'
at the rlte of thou: Batian he& O o u.
wh le, As to w ood it hwotld noto last a
weaik The*y mest wee eoereyd witeh inlt t
and that, too, rfthiek aend stron. The an
meant 'o sti od plt fhese theamv t rriaae
without a great shol , and of piereatn a
thein o from itnaing on eaoh otb -for e
there would be many auning on the e
at once-would be very difficult. IIn cage of
accldental stops, or necessary stops to take
wood and water etc., many aoidets
would happeea. The earriageof condeesing
water weuald be very troublesome. Uplpon
the whole, I fear the expense would he
much greater than that of eanals, without t
being so convenient, B. B. LivruldxoN.
Asked a Mllion,
The offiioals of the Baltimore A Ohio a
few days ago rwent to Chicago to look over
their terminal facilities on the World's l
fair gonads. They were prett well sati.
fled but thought it they eonld seeure an
additlonal strip of 800 feet that they would
e in ship-shape. The officials were pre
pared to pay a gpood rouand sernm for the use
af the additional 800 feet, but were not c
ready to cover it with diamonds in order to
secure it. When they called upon the I
parties having charge of the rentals on the h
fair grounds they were told that the Balti
more fr Ohio railroad compenr could have
the use of the 800 fest for 61,000,000, The
railroad officials almost lost their breath.
and rushed out of the office as fast as their
legs would carry them.
Salaries of Rallway Men. t
The salaries of railway men in this 1
country are not too large, but they are e
princely as compared with those paid inen
Europe, as the following examples of the
wages of German railway employe indi- 1
eate: Bookkeepers and secretaries, $500 to
$900 a year; ticket stampers and office
clerks, $250 to $875; porters and guards;
$200 to $900; engine drivers and maehin
ists, $800 to $500, or not over $10 a week;
stokers, from $5 to $7 a week, and brake
men from about $4 to $6 a week,
To Beduee the Time.
The Lackawanna, it is reported, is pre- I
paring to contest with the New York Cen- I
tral for a record in fast passenger service,
and for that purpose four engines have
been recently built by the company with
drivers six and a half feet in diameter. The
engines have, it is stated, been built so as
take water while runnine , but track tanks
will have to be built. It is said to be the
intention of the company to make the trip
from New York to Buffalo forty minutes
quicker than the New York Central.
The celebrated Foster kid glove, five hook, is
selling at the Bee Hive for 1.25. Every pair is
warranted and fitted to the hand.
Ladies' fast black seamless hose 20 cents. Best
value in the city. Butcher A Bradley's.
J. H. Murphy, the Rimini miner, is at the
Grand Central.
Neptune Lynch. Jr., of Horse Plains, is
in town on a visit.
E. H. Sherman was among Butte visitors
in town yesterday.
Con ehres, the west aide cattle king, is
registered at The Helena.
Dr. J. B. Newman, of Great Falls, was a
visitor in Helena on Sunday.
B. G. MoGillic was among the visitors in
Helena on Sunday from Butte.
R. T. Riddelabarger. of White Sulphur
Springs, was in town yesterday.
Charles Turner and J. Heyer, of Comet,
registered at the Grand Central yesterday.
W. F. Malvaney arrived in Helena yes
terday from Avon. He is at the Grand
A. G. Clarke, Sr., and wife returned yes
terday afternoon from an extended visit
through the east.
Dr. J. M. Waters, who has been attending
the Montana Presbytery, will leave for
Bozeman to-morrow.
Michael Cooney, manager of the Mo
Intyre Mining company, was in the city
yesterday from Unionville,
Will Arrive To-Day.
The following passengers will stop off at
Helena to-day from the west-bound North
ern Pacific express: S. T. Hill, Mrs. J. E.
Sprague, Chas. Rulter, Mrs. Charlotte De
bord, Miss Julia Culbert, Miss Bessie Cul
Arrivals at The Helens.
John W. Dumme and J. B. Newman, Great
wife, Chicago. Falls.
E. H. Shorman, Butte. G. A. Jeffery, St. Paul.
H. G. Burton, pan W. .olls, han Francisco
Francisco. J. Elkinton, Chicago.
Case Edwards, Chicago S.B. olger. Beattie.
Thomas McCay, Chi- Con Kohrse. Deer Lodge.
cago. Louis Chaldcutt, City.
W. J. Weldon. City. F. H. Wall, City.
J. M. Galen, City. 1i. H. Hall, City.
J. HI. Hershfield, Den- Alfred P. Stein, New
ver. York.
W. J. Millick, Mullen, J. C. Bennett, New
Idaho. York.
MA. A. Meyendorff, city. B. Ashworth, Spokane..
W. C. Hambed. Seoy
mour, Ind.
Arrivals at the Grand Central.
C. L. Otticer. Missoula. N. Lynch, Jr., Horse
E. L. Bowman, East Plains.
Helen. John Coughlin, Placer
WI Douglas. Corbin. J. t. Brooking, Chicago
J. W. Davis. lozeman. W. F. Mulraney, Avon,.
William Thompson, lHerbert K. Bushnell
HIelena. Helena
Charles MoKendrick. P. P. Murray, Comet.
Marysville. Charles Turner. Wickes
J. leer, Wickes. , A. A. Campbell, Eel
lIrs. A. A. Campbell, ena.
Helena. J. J. Cunningham, Bt.
lire, May Campbell, Paul.
Butte. Charles HIt. Baldwin,
W. U. Lorentz, Toston. Townrend.
Mrs. W. B. Lorentz, I. T. htittlesbarger, W.
'1 ooton. S. Springs.
J. M. Malin, Spotted J.J.H. urphy, Rimini.
Horse. John Murray, Bedford.
P. J. Martyn. Denver. WY. EL Chesley. San
Lawrence Burks, Fort- Francisco.
land. B. G. Mcifillie, Butte.
E EI. Woodward, Cas- Michael Cooney, Union
tie. ville.
Mh. Busser, Rockford, W. E. Cumberland,
Ill. Great Falls.
Owen Galoughy, Townsend.
The New Merchants,
Operated by the Merchants Hotel com
pany, now begs to announce that its rooms
are open for the reception of guests.
Rotoms will be offered to transient guests at
$1.25per day (parlor floor), $1 per day
(third floor), 75 cents per day (fourth floor).
Extra for more than' one occunpant. Rooms
to permanent guests at less rates. All
modern improvements; steam heat, electria
light, return electic call bell system, and
sunshine in every guest chamber. Brussels
and velvet carpets used exolusively
thronughout the hoause. Office, elegant bar
and billiard room, cigar stand and palatial
barber shop on first floor.
The dining room in this hotel has been
leased to and is new operated separately by
the Misses Nagle, who are prepared to fur
ais board at $8 for tickets good for twenty
one meals, $7 for twenty-one continuous
meals, 60 cents for single meals.
Stranger! Do you know teat you can buy
choice fresh fish for 1lo per Loundat the lilalto
Cash Market.
A thoroughly competent sheep man to
take the active practical management of
about 15,000 sheep and plant appurtanances
I thereto. Ap y in person or by letter to
R. BaowN,
Room 1, Power Building,
Helena, Mont., April 7, 1892.
Dr. King returns about the 15th.
Societies Wishleag to Give Dances
can have the Turner hall at a very low
price. Enquire by I. Tonn or Henry
OChleap for Cash.
1 Fresh garden greens, poultry and fish fqr
sale at the Bialto Cash Market
: O2X. AhJ B .i UT TQW tI
Thet United Stas te*iroait atd istotiii
e el ooktier has spade a eoistr1tt with
dle nt. M lison for the erotion of o rl
,Aans.eopaltbuind of the I O. n wa
9% buseksest cognstd with the :der7l.
Biisbop Brewer administered the rite of
cona.rmation at the morning aeri es on
Banday at St Peteir'ib Epiicopat tlrob.
Passiove ser yie r will begin at Templei
Preiadent Rid, of the college of ton
tana, occupied the ulpit of the Conoregae
tiona.l churc on Benton avenue yesterday
Thianr will be an imeportant omer mt of
the ceard of Trade Wednesday evdnsng.
President Math hopes there will be a good
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Johnson, of East Helena, extend sympathy
to the bereaved couple over the loss of their
infant son, William George.
A. J. Duncan special government land
agent, is in Madison county looking after
applcants to cut timber, and other matters
connected with the publio lands.
A meeting of the Helena school trustees
has been called for to-day to take up the
matter of ceding a part of the Harrison
avenue school grounds to the city.
Under the o ressat arrrangement of run
ning trains over the Northern Pacifo Nos.
1 and 2 will carry the regular mails, while
Nos. 8 and 4 will carry through mail only.
There will be a special meetingof the acity
council this evening to act upon the peti
tion of Barnard Brown for a recount of the
votes in the Second ward for the short term
The ohange in time on the Northern
Pacific has made some'changes among the
conductors but none on the run between
Helena and Livingston where Conductors
Loasby and Laughlin still have charge.
George Wakefield, who has had the man
agement of park transportation under the
Yellowstone Park association, states that
the reported sale of his stock to Huntley &
Clarke, of Helena. who were last year
granted the transportation privileges in
the park, is wholly without foundation.
A Salt Lake paper eays that Dr. Samuel
Schulman, of Temple Emanu-El, Helena,
preached In Salt Lake last Friday evening
at Temple B'nai Israel. The exchange says
he delivered an eloquent and able discourse
on the "Revelation in the Bush," and that,
though a young man, he is one of the ablest
and most eloquent pulpit divines in the
William Coyne, of Marysville, has re
ceived a letter from Charles Reynolds, for
merly clerk of the district court at Helena.
Mr. Reynolds is now in Rome. He writes
that he will make a tour of the continent
and return to America about July 1. He is
largely interested in Heolena rea estate and
contemplates making some improvements
to his property.
Don't overlook Gov. Toole's Arbor day
proclamation setting apart April 19 for the
purpose of planting trees, beautifying
homes cemeteries, highways, public grounds
and landscapes. Those who teach in public
schoels are especially requested to direct
and train the thoughts of the youth in tree
planting and decorating by the practical
observance of the day.
Legal blanks at this office.
Centimert gloves for perfect fit at Mrs. S.
A. Fisher's.
Clothing, Furnishing and Fancy Goods
Almost Given Away.
M. Lissner has moved the stock of goods
owned by him to 67 South Main street and
is almost giving them away. Fancy goods
are being sold at 25 cents on the dollar,
clothing at 60 cents on the dollar and fur
nishing goods at 75 cents on the dollar.
Hanging lasmp, dome shade, large fount, br
nIshed brass trimmings at the Bee Hie for $i.
Face massage Parlor.
Miss Julia S. Lawrence has received a lot
of new cosmetics, "Blush of Roses," "Blush
of Roses Powder," "Luxury," etc., the
finest toilet preparations for beautifying
the complexion. In connection with her
toilet articles she has opened a face mass
age parlor. Ladies please call. Room 4,
Denver block, Broadway.
The rush for baby carriages still continues at
the ree Hive. 'he largest assortment, the bert
selected and lowest priced carriages in Helena.
Of Interest to the Ladies.
Mrs. S. A. Fisher will have a grand mil
linery opening at her new place of business
in the Novelty block, 15 South Main street,
Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12,
when she will show the finest display of
spring bonnets and hats ever seen in Hel
If you need a baby carriage go to the Bee Hive.
You can buy them as low as $6. 50.
Bock Beer.
Just arrived, a car of Milwaukee Book
beer at the Office saloon, in Cannon block,
North Main street. This is the only Book
beer in the city, and will be served from
to-day on at five cents a glass.
Order Your Suits.
An elegant line of spring goods has just
been received. The very latest Jatterns.
fail to call at H M. Parohen & Co.'s and
try a cup of Rex beef tea.
Gold Bloch.
Elegant office rooms for rent; also hall
suitablefor lecture, lodge or club room.
Apply to Jam. Sullivan, room 17.
By the By i
Mrs. 8. A. Fisher's stock of millinery is
the finest ever brounght west. Don't fail to
call opening to-day.
Try a Cop, Free.
Call at H. M. Parchen's and try a cop of
Rex beef tea, free.
Individuanl Patterns
Of foreign and domestic anitings have just
been received by Jonosod .
Jackson's music store. Bailey block.
JOHNSON-At East Helens April 7, It89, Will
im lergsoo Johuon, infant son of Mr. and
WILLIAMS-At the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
RockyMountain Encampment No. 1, 10,
O. F.
Meets second and fourth Mondas'.
Ii. T. DAvs, Bcribhe.
Helena Lodge No. 2,1. 0. G. T.
Hoets Every Monday.
A. rEgTlar meeting of the
his tenday evenineg at
- tIre e. A. . tall so Park
dially Inartaaro o tR d te attend.
Also Tasner of all kinds of Bides sn4 laue.
r Repairing and Cleaning of Wur Goods.
511 NerLl Mai Street, a Melena, Ioatenas
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
APRIL 11, 12 AND 13,
We exhibit this week a beautiful collection of choice nov
elties in Spring and Summer Goods, consisting of New Silks,
New Dress Goods, Paris Novelty Patterns, Embroidered
Chiffon Patterns, Novelty Crepon Patterns, Novelty Chevron
Patterns, New Laces, New Drapery Nets, and New Goods in
all departments.
To make our Grand Opening additionally attractive, we
will offer special bargains in every department during Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday.
,omrne and See Our Bisplay
And examine our special bargain offerings.
The Fishing season has opned and I am on
deck with t~ho finest lies of lishing Hoods ever
brought to Helena, and they will be sold at New
lork pri.es. 1 will sell you Wood rode at from
25 cents to $5. Split Bamboo liode from $:.10
to $30. Reels from 25 cents to $25. including
the new Aluminum Reel. Fly Hooks ftom 35
crn's to $:t per dozeno. Leaders. 10 cents to $t.
Fiftoon diftrenst styles of Plv Books from 60
to S8. Baskete by the hundred. Wading Pants,
Stockine., Boots andi Shoes. Lines of all de
scriptions. from a nickle up. Come in and look
over a stuck of goods selected for Fishermen.
No. 43 Montana National Bank
Building, Helena, Mont.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
4,000 -Carats ontana Sapphires--4,000
A rare chance for any person
wishing to procure these beautiful
gems, On exhibition at the office
of D. A. Richardson, Mining Broker,
Granite Block.
F. M.. S1IARW & CO..
Accountants and Bookkeepers
The above firm straightens out old books
which have fallen into arrears, renders balance
sheets, and opens new, ledgers, otc. Will also
Instruct in the latest and most approvtd peas
tioal methods of bookkeeping. F. t. kioz 419
Helena, Mont.
H. B P-LMBlR,'
Investment Securities. Money to Loan
On. improved Property and Ranches. Will purchase County, School an,
Municipal bonds and warrants, commercial paper and mortgage notes.
No. 10 Edwards St., Merchants National Bank Building. Correspondence Sohlited.
Are the themes of statesmen and rulers, but
the masses of the people are seeking a
Against high prices and poor qualities in
---S HO S
Those who buy of us find ample protection against
both, and seek no further for a place of safety.
Montana Shoe Company
Donoghue & MIcCarthy,
Sanitary Work a Specialty. Jobbing Promptly Attendedl to,

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