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CXXLttxxauq4n -4 HELENA, MONTANA, SUNDAY MORNINO. MAY 8 189l2.-TWELVE: PAGES PRICE PIVE CBNT1 G ANS & --!LtEIN. ON MAY 8TH, I794, LAVOI SIER, the illustrious French phi losopher and principal founder of modern chemistry, was guil lotined in Paris during the reign of terror. Unfounded charges were pre ferred against him at a time when executions were of daily occurrence, the popular clamor for human life sweeping every thing before it until theinevitable reaction set iv We Indulge in No Vain or Idle Boast When we cleim to carry thb [arest, Best and Newest Assortment of Stock for MEN, BOYS, -AND CHILDREN, In this city. We can safely guar antee to supply the needs for Corn plete Outfits from head to foot. Our Goods are all - NEW And bought at the Lowest Market Price, In the best Markets, and by an experienced buyer. We seek only the best interests of our patrons both present and prospective. Our Five Floors are Stuffed to Overflowing with Nobby Novelties. One Price. Plain Figures. Elevator to All Floors. ANS & - -ILEISN CONCEim ABOUT ITALY, The Ministerial Crisis There Causes Much Anxiety in Germany and Austria. Rudini's Probable Bucoessor, Sig nor Giolitti, in Aooord With the Triple Alliance. The Czar's Presence at Potsdam Assured In the Interest of the Entente Norelgn News, LCopyright, 1802, New York Assolcated Press. I BanrLn, May 7.-The government awaits with considerable anxiety the solution of the Italian ministerial crisels. Although the triple alliance of last year was prolonged till 1897 it is all important that the snces sor of Rudini be a man who will give genuine, not 'merely verbal adhesion. Official advices point to the selection of Signor Giolitti as Rudini's successor. The North German Gazette says Giolitti is en tirely in sympathy with Crispi's and Rudini's foreign policy and would not allow any rednection in the war budget or dimunition of military forees. Despite this assurance. official circles undoubtedly fear that Italy's economic weakness will be a drag upon effective action as an ally. The crisis is likely to altar arrangements for the meeting of Emperor William and King Humbert. The situation causes decided weakness on the bourses, both here and at Vienna, as Rudini's. defeat is felt here to have an import far beyond Italy's domestic interests. The Allgemeine Reeh Correspondenz an nounces positively that the ozar is coming to Potsdam. It is certain that attempts to renew the entente with Russia in the direc tion of negotiating a commercial treaty were balked by St. Petersburg opposition, and even the courtesy of a visit from the cznr would be welcome as tending to recon oiliation. In the meantime, the anti-Ger man party prevails in Russia. The repres- I sion of the German element in Baltic provinces is more severe than ever. The use of the Russian language has been made compulsory in schools whish hitherto were exempt. The trial of W. R. Whitney, of Boston, who is charged with a heinous offense against morality, commenced here behind I elosed doors. After a short hearing the ease was adjourned to allow the defense to call further witnesses. Ex-Minister Delbruck has become a strong advocate of a world's fair exhibi- I tion at Berlin. At a large industrial meet ing, commenting upon the fait that Ger man commercial bodies wanted to be in ternationally exhibited, Delbruck attrib uted the desire to the favorable influence of the new commercial treaties. The move ment for an international show has spread. Agricultural bodies are now preparing a 1 petition which will be presented to Chan cellor Von Caprivi, in its favor. Some American physicians, after form ing a Keeley institute at Copenhagen, came here to try to introduce the care. The American legation here is flooded with in- f quiries regarding the estate of Baron Fisher, I who is said to have left relatives in the United States. The German authorities 1 tell the legation that the estate is entirely mythical. Count Ivan Shouvaloff, Russian minister, . accompanied by his secretary, called upon Minister Phelps in order to give him a quasi formal expression of Russia's grati fication over the work of the American re lief commission. o OtT OF THEIR BANKS. Most Disastrons Overflows That Have Oc- o curred In Years. KnoxIux, Iowa, May 7.-It is not believed I that so great a disaster as that of 1881 will result from the present floods in and around Alexandria, Mo. Unprecedented rains of the last week have swollen the Fox, Des Moines and Skunk rivers to such an extent that the levees between this place and Alex andria broke, flooding thousands of acres, I mostly in wheat, and doing great damage. Alexandria is being rapidly eubrameged and y people are preparing to go the highlands. Stock is being driven to the hills, but B great loss of cattle is nevertheless reported. 2: Business at Alexandia is at a standstill and the enly means of locomotion is by boat. a A view of the flooded district. from Warsaw presents a picturesque sight. D The river has made the lowlands back of H Alexandria a great lake upon which are floating wreckage, drift ood and small buildings. The loss cannot be estimated, ti but stock and farm produets have suffered grleatly. Greatest fears are entertained for the ex tensive levees along the Illinois shore, bu t it is now thought thousands of acres be- fr tween Warsaw and Quincy will not be ia- A undated. The river measures about eighteen feet above high water mark, both - at Warsaw and Alexandria, and water is t pouting over the lowliads. At Keokuk the water is 15 6-10 feel, above the high water B msarkor 1864, but thore are no indications 1: of a futher riser, as the rain has appar ently ased. Heavy floods ae reported along the line I of the Toledo, Peoria & Western road, with bad washouts near Bushnell. Untold o damage has been done crops and farm ,rope ty by rains and floods. On the H Mississippi the danger point is pasesed and 1: theriver is falling. Between Alexandria and West Quincy some thirty miles of track of the St. Louis, Keokuk & North western are covered from one to two inches and trains were abandoned this after- th noon. At Canton, Mo., this morn- H ing water put out the fires in th a freight engife. The report that a train wras washed away is untrue. It is expected o that the water will fall enough by Monday to permit trains to run as usual. The Roek Al Island, paralleling the Des Moines river, is batly damaged, but a large force is making II repairs, and trains are running on time. Tile Bonaparte woolen mills ate closed *s until the flood recedes. se ALONG TlE IIALINOIS. Two Hig Crevices in the Dykes--lnm anense Damage Alreadly )one. Ti PEoaRA, Ill., May 7.-The river continues to rise rapidly, and this evening registered over twenty-one feet, the highest point n reaohed in nearly half a century. ]Fully pa 100 homeless people are in the city, re and between here and Pekin. The worst fu scene of destruction is at the Lasnarsh eg frainage district, which is now undler no Ifteen feet of water. The crevice to now is over 1,000 feet in length. the Sresenuing party was out all night 11 nd by daylight all the thirty families liv- be ing in the district were accounted for, with mi he exception of Geo. Nichols and family, Ed who resieded in the lower end of the dis- trs -riot, and it is not known what has becoms riv f them. Fortunately men were at wo:k on n the high embankment below the upper an lyko when it save way and quickly gave no ,he alarm. Most of the residents had ts im a to get on roofs and in trees and await tA coindg of rescuers. Many thrilling and narrow escapes are reported. A second break of over 1,000 feet occurred to-day, Three men were standing on th, dyke when it gave way and were rescued thdifolty. Nearly all houses in t Inundated district are threatened wit total destruction, as drift wood and lebris is piling against them. Hones hold goods were floated off and rescued in bad shape. Small bouses alone the river bauk in the city were carried away and the owners are occupying tents, The marsh commissieners hold the railroad responsible for the damage, as the dyke wa constrnacted of sand instead of dirt The greater portion of the crops had been planted and will be a total loss as the ground cannot be usee his season. Several industries in the city are threatened by the high water, and oun less the river quickly subsides, of whic! there is no indication they will be com pelled to shut down. Most of the railroads are again running. BASE BALL. oores Made in Yesterday's Games by the League Olubs. CINrCNNATI, May 7.-Duffy's home run won a hard battle. Cincinnati, 2, hits 9, errors 0; Boston 3. hits 5, errors 8. Batter. ies, Mullane and Harrington, Staley and Ganzel. CLEVELAND, May 7.-A base on balls to Shook, and a lucky two-bagger in the tenth gave the visitors a close, exciting game. Cleveland 3, hits 11. errors 1; Baltimore 4, hits 10, erro-s 1. Batteries, Davis and O'Connor, Cobb and Gunson. CHICAGO, May 7.-Hutchison had the GI ants at his mercy, while King was hit hard, the visitors being shut out. Chicago 8, hits 12, errors 2; New York 0, hits 1, errors 3. Batteries, Hutchison and Kittridge, King and Boyle. LOUISVILLE, May 7.-The Louisvilles were antplayed at every point. Louisville 3, hits 1, errors 5; Philadelphia 6, hits 10, errors 2. Batteries, Stratton and Dowse, Weyhing and Cross. PITTSvUIo, May 7.-The home team lost twice, being unable to hit Knell and Killen. Pittsburg 1, bits 3, errors 0; Washington 2, its 6, errors 7. Batteries, Galvin and fIack, Knell and MoGuire. Second: Pitts. urg 1, hits 4, errors 1; Washington 5, hits Errors 1. Batteries, Baldwin and Earle, jillen and Mulligan. ST. Louis, May 7.-Brooklyn won in the enth on a run by Fontz, after a brilliantly ontested game. St. Louis 3, hits 9, errors ; Brooklyn 4, hits 7, errors 0. Batteries, learsn and Mqran, Fontz and Daily. TOLEDo. May 7.-Toledo 3, Omaha 0; Cot imbus 3. Kansas City 2, 13 innings; Mil -ankee 8; Minneapolis 0. The Indianapo is-St. Paul game was postponed, resodding he diamond. Lexington Races. LEXINGTON, May 7.-Track fast. All ages, ails and seventy yards-Hopeful won, Miss lnott second, Rook Laidley third. Time, :47. Handicap, two years old and unwardse, ix furlonge-Crarey won. Ethel second, )nndee third. Time, 1:54%. Three years old, mile and one-eighth 'adsworth won. Newton second, Faraday hird. Time, 1:54%. Three years old and upwards, fifteen-sir senths of a mile-Brandolette won, Maud toward second, Helen N third. Time, :851. Two years old, four and one-half fur Doga-Duteh Oven won. Legrands second, )ke F. third. Time, :58. Three years old and upwards, six fuar sna--Major Tom won, Lou Dudley soee ad, Emma Louise third. Time, 1:16 . Nashville Races. NASAVILLE, May 7.-Track moderately st. Six furlongs-Cyrena won, Lady lackburn second, Bon Ton third. Time, :16%. Mile and one-sixteenth-Powers won, d Esohelby second, Robin Hood third. ims, 1:50. Handicap, sweepstakes, three years old and upward, six furlongs-Fan King won, Aekey second, Marietta third. Time, 1:16. Mile-Coverton won, Dolly McCone sec ond. Balgowan third. Time. 1:42K. Maiden two-year-olds, five furlongs Forest Rose won. Lady Jane second, Little George third. Time, 1:05. Six furlongs-Fakir won, Bob Jacobe see ond, One Dime third. Time, 1:17?. Gentlemen's race, six furlongs, between Holy John, Ballet, Old South and Leoni, won by Ballet. Time, 1:154. Blenings Races. WASHINGTON, May 7.-Close of the Wash ington Jockey club meeting at Benatnge. Track fast. Five furlongs--Chiewell won, Jimmie Lamle second, Rear Guard third. Time, 1:038. Mile-Eriek won, Mr. Sass second, Dr. Wilcoxthird. Time, 1:44. Mile and one quarter-Frontenac won, Bolero second, My Fellow third. Time, 2:11 !. Six furlencs-Ben Demorce won, Fagot second, Thorndale third. Time, 1:16. Steeplechase, two and one-half miles Delaware won, Sam Morse second, Bull Rash third. Time, 4:22K. Steeplechase, gentlemen riders, two miles -Manning won. Natohez second, Opal third. Time, 4:20. St. Louis Races. ST. Louts, May 7.-Track lumpy., Six fnrlongs--it. Leo won, Burt Jordan second, Al Orth third, Time 1:173K. STwo vears old, four and one-half furlongs -'The King won. Sir Carr second, Scotland third. Time, 1:55. Six and one-half furlongs-John C. won, Miss Kitty second, Minnora third. Time, 1:26. Five and one-half furlongs-Highland won. Catoosa second, Miss Pickwick third. Time, 1:16. " Six furlongs-ltosemnon won, Patrick see aond, Costa Ilica third. Time, 1:17K. Handicap, mile-Jim Dunn won, Ed. Hop er second, Peasoador third. Time, 1:466. San Francisco Races. SAN FRANCISco, May 7.-Closing day of the blood horse races. Selling purse-Bret Hart won, Tom Stacey second. Reverie third. Time, 1:18t. Five furlongs-Martinet won, Conde sec ond, Oporto third. Time, 1:05. Handicap, two-year-olds-Charmion won, Alliance second, Orrin third. TLme, 1:05. Mile-Espereaza won, Montana second, Monowai third.. Time. 1:4.4.. Six furlongs-Joe Ellis won, Applause second, Inkerman third. Time, 1:17~'. Seven furlongs--Sa Pedro won, Earle second, Lady Gwiun third. Time, 1:31,. TH'E REIPUBldICAN CONV ENTION. There WTill te a (loud Attendance Fromn Tills Vilunity at Missoula. All the delegates and alternates from this county will probably attend the state re publican convention at Missoula to-nor row, and in addition there promises to be a full delegation of interested people not del agates. There is a strong feeling in the sounty for the instruction of the delegates to lMinneapolis in favor of Harrison, but there is almost as strong a one to leave the I srontana men free to vote as they deem best. Seoretary Walker, of the state com aittee, has arranged with General Agent Edgar, of the Northernl'acific, for a special rain, leaving Hlelena at six a. m. and ar- I hlving at Missoula at 11 o'clock. A rate of sne fare for the round trip has been made, 4 nud there will be a fair time limit. A samber of out-of-town delegates will I travel on the special. HE WAS MISAPPREHENDED Secretary Noble Did Not Refuse In formation to a Congressional Committee. Quite Probable That Raum Pur posely Misreported Him to Shield Himielt Protest of the Chinese Minalter Against the Exclusion Bill--sland 1111 May Come Up. W4san.oro, May 7.-Soeretary Noble addressed the following explanatory letter to Chairman Wheeler, of the committee on investigation of the pension office: "I have learned from the commissioner by his let ter tO me of the 2nd inst., received at the department on the 4th, of his communica tion to you, dated May 2, in which he states that be has been directed by the honorable secretary of the interior to re fuse to furnish information desired by your committee concerning certain correspon dence, upon the around that the constitu tion and laws of the United States repose in him (the secretary) the power of ap pointment and removal, and that in the secretary's opinion he is not required to furnish congresi or one of its committees the grounds upon which snbch appointments and removals are made. While believing this statement of the law is such as I might rely upon safely, were I so disposed, as the head of this department, I have to inform you that the eommissioner has misappre hended my purpose. "So far as the Investigation by your com mittee is concerned, I have no disposition to refuse in this instance, either upon the grounds stated by the commissioner or any other, investigation into the correspondence mentioned by you in your letter of April 16, but I think your demand should be more definit+ as to cases and time. Otherwise the labor will be very great and the time and clerical force required to perform it more than you probably desire. My inten tion in anything I said was no more than that your committee should be informed of this fact, and you be asked to speeify as far as possible partienlar letters you desired, when copies would be furnished. Had the secretary been inquired of, his views would have been communicated to you with directness and cer tainty. I am not content to have our committee close its labors upon any misapprehension as to my willingness to allow free investigation, and I beg to say if onu will convey to me a statement of what the committee desires in regard to the cor respondence as ' to special examiners, and within what' dates you desire it, I will furnish copies as soon as the foree at my oomm0 oa qpiil.lo.r . , '-WItser may be my constitutional rights as an officer I adhere to the purpose expressed whenI first voluntarily stated to on r committee that, in accordance with theviews of the president, I wish to aid you inyour investlgasion and aot to hinder in your investigation and not to hindel you." EFFECT OF THE LAW. Will Drive Chinese Laborers Out of the Country. WAsmNaGTo,. May 7.-On inquiry at the Chinese legation to-day it was ascertained that the published statement is incorrecl that no protest has been made to the state department by the Chinese minister against the exclusion bill, passed by con gress the 4th inst. The minister says he called- in person at the department on the morning of the 6th, and in the absence of Blaine saw ,Assistant Secretary Wharton and notified him that he would send to the department a written protest against the bill, which he asked might be laid before the president immediately. The written protest reached the department at two p. m. to-day. The minister states that he objects to the bill mainly for reasons that it renews the Scott law of 1888; second, it deprives .Chinese of the right of bail in habeas corpus oases; third, it requires the registration of Chinese laborers, which is practically impossible for them to comply with as they must all prove by white wit nesses that they have lawfully entered the United States, and as the first exclusion law was passed in 1882 every Chinaman must produce before a collector of internal revenue a white witness who knew him ten yea's ago, and can swear he was in the United States at that time. This law leaves the issuance of certifi cates of registration to the discretion of revenue officers, and provides no way of compelling him to do justice to a China man. He must register and produce his evidence in the distriet where he resides. His white witness may be 3,000 miles away. A senator who has carefully examined the bill announced in the senate that its prac tieal effect will be to compel all Chinese laborers to leave the United States within the year fixed for registration. Sherman, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, said this registration is similar to the slave renllations in force before the civil war, and to the ticket-of-leave Australian convict system. The minister said these features of the bill are in direct violation of the treaty of 1880, which guarantees Chi nese laborers in the United States the treat ment of subjects of most favored nations. He further save that the treaty of 18t80 was agreed to by China at the express request of the United States, which sent three of its most distinguished citizens to Peking to ask for it. He declined to state what course his government would take on account of the passage of the bill. WIL.L RIETRENCsH $03,000,000. Estlmated Approprrlatlous of thle' Fifty Seccuond Congress. WASHINrTON, May 7.-Sayers (Texas), a member of the appropriations committee, in conjunction with the clerk of the com nittee, has prepared for the use of the speaker a statement of appropriations umade by the regular annual appropriation bille. In explaining the statement to-day Sayers said the appropriations of the first session of the Fifty-first congress aggregated $492,961,01)8, without including appropri etions of $10,OQ00,0() for the sugar bounty tnd $36,1167,605 for dependent pensioni, making $40,308,t005, which the present con gruss must provide for. "Our estimate of he appropriatliots of the present session," alid Sayers, "is $48i',820,.l4t'9. It may be essumed, however, that this total may be noreaseduor dimisahed before the several ills become law. It is believed that the retimate makes liberal allowance for all rrouer expenditures. Supposing appropri stitus of the short session of the presont rongrees do not exceed those of the senate ioportionually, they will aggregate, xcoluditig the river and harbor till, $400,820,499, as compared with tppropriations of the short session f the Fifty-first congress aggregating i541,411,(672, being adiference of more than 80,0,00,000 in favor of the last session of ,he present congressa The total appropria tlonq of the Fifty-firstb congress were 1,(008tJ,000, and statements prepared show that all appropriations to be made by the present congress will be less by about fti.,000,000 than those of the Fifty-frst congress. The estimate of revenue for the fiscal year, submitted by the secretary of the treasury, is $41i5,000,000, which will mean a deflciency in revenues as compared with expenditures of about $30,00,000. The es tlmate of our appropriations for this ses sion includes a provision for a sinking fend of $48,000,000. Read, commenting on the above state ment, said: "All the above estimates are as misleading as a democratic platform. They cover only the items passed upon by the house and by pinching the honest expendi tures of the government in such way as makes even the democrats smile among themselves, for they know the senate must ncrease them or starve the government. There is no real reason why Gov. Sayers should not put forth any guesses he may make, but the public should not mistake them for facts.'" The Missourt Is Montana. WASr1rANoON, May 7.-In committee of the whole to-day, while considering the river and harbor bill, on motion of Henderson (Ill.) the appropriation for the improve nent of the Missouri river between the foot of the Great Falls in Montana and Hioux City, Iowa, was increased from $70,000 to $100,000. TIHE NATIONAL PARK. Illustrated Lectures to Be Given Shortly by G. T. Brown. G. T. Brown, a local artist, has in proper ation and will shortly give an illustrated lecture on the Yellowstone National park. The object is to give a comprehensive knowledge of one of the most marvelous regions in existence, embracing the follow lng features: Introductory, extract from "The Story of a Strange Land," by Prof. David S. Jor dan, president Leland Stanford, Jr., uni versity, California; location and general features of the park, with map; Mammoth hot springs, appearance, formation and cause of action; Obsidian cliff, origin, structure and appearance: Norris geyser basin; lower geyser basin; upper geyser basin: phenomena of 'geyser action; Yel lowstone lake, comparison between ancient and present lake, with map; Grand canyon, bow and when formed; Amethyst mountain and phenomenal structure. The illustrations are from nature by pho tography, color sketches in oil, maps and engravings from United States geological survey, etc., and are exhibited by one of the latest improved dissolving stereopti ;ons. They embrace every feature known to that section, the whole making one of the most interesting and instructive exhi bitions extant. RECEIVED WITH SILENCE. "he Missonul Republicans Not Enthusi astic Over Harrison. MIssoULA, May 7.-[Special.]-The re ,ublican county convention was called to irder at the court house this afternoon by Ihairman Rutherford, of the county cen ral committee. W. B. Hanlon was made emporary ehairman and C. B. Gibbbs tem aorary secretary,. Committees on creden ials and resolations were appointed and he temporary organization was made per nanent. M. E. Rutherford was selected hairman of the county central committee md S. G. Murray secretary. Mr. Murray 'esigned but the convention refused to sc ept his resignation. The report of the oommittee on resolutions favored the free oinage of silver, reciprocity and high ariff. When Blaine's name was mentioned s being the representative American states san, there was vociferous cheering, but 'resident Harrison's name was received ith dead silence. The convention in tructed the delegates to the state conven ion so vote for delegates to the conven ion at Minneapolis who would vote for the tinning man. winning man. NOT SOUND IN MIND. Sad Derangement of a iright Young En - gineer of Great Falls. GREAT FALLS, May 7.-[Special.]-John C. Bansemer, a bright and capable young engineer in the employ of the Boston & Montana company, was to-day arrested on the charge of insanity and brought before the probate court for examination. A number of witnesses testified to his peculiar behavior. His own testimony, however, indicated positive symptoms of a deranged mind. He claimed to be Jesus Christ, spoke of a new natent trolley which he has invented, and a system of beating faro bank, etc. The examining board has re turned a verdict of insanity, and he will be taken to the asylum to-morrow. Much sympathy is felt for him and his young wife, to whom he has been married but three months. Bank clearances for the week, $211,068.94. Thought. Himself Crazy. BUTTE, May 7,-[Special.]-At 2:15 o'clock this morning Erick Jones, a Swede, was found dead in his room at the Southern hotel, with a hole in his head. From letters left on his table it was plain that he had committed suicide. In his pockets were certificates of deposit for $150 and $50 in cash. In his letters Jones assigned as the reason for his rash act that life was a misery, that he believed himself crazy, that he could not get cored and he thought he was born a azy. His only relatives live in Sweden. Rushing the Work. KArrPrEtL, May 7.-[Special.]-Snperin tendent W. B. Green has just returned from the end of track, and reports that the forces are being organized to rush track laying at the rate of three miles a day, in order to elose the gap between Kalispell and Spokane. Within fifteen days track will have been laid across Pond d'Oreille bridg-. Confronted by is (Gn. lTrrTE, May 7.--[ Special, --At4:S30o'clock this morning. P. 11. Tools, proprietor of the Montana Central hotel, in South Butte, was awakened by three masked men enter ing his room. One of them held a gun to hi? head while the others searched the room and secured a gold watch and chain nud about $400 in gold. Yellowstone County Convention. BrhIuiNrs, May 7.--[Special.]-The demo :ratio county central committee this even ug iinued a call for a county convention to to hlld on Saturday, June 5. Primaries sill be held in the several precincts May !8. The object will lie to elect delegates to he two state conventions. Montatu Press Associatlon. AN WoN A, May 7.-[Special.]-At a meet ng of the executive committee of the Lesatana Press association to-night, July 2 was selected as the date of the aseouia ion's annual meeting. Anaconda will be he place, pursuant to the action .of the set annual meeting. NO LIMIT TO THE SHOWS, Attractions Which Will Be at Ming's Opera House During the Season. Not a Blank Week From Now to the End of Sep tombor. From Corinne to Sol Smith Russell--Feast for the Visitors to Helena This Summer. The theatrical loving people of IIelena, from now until the close of the summer season, will have an opportunity of seeing at Ming's opera house a succession of the beat attractions on the road. From this time until the end of the summer there is not a blank week. With one exception there will be two shows in the house during each week. 'The single exception is where the samue attraction holds the boards the entire week. Manager Remington. in ar ranging his dates, has endeavored so far as possible to see that the attractions at his house during the conventions in Helena shall be such as to give satisfaction to the visitors as well as to the home patrons. In this he has been very successful, as a perusal of the list of what is to come will show. Corinne opens Monday night for three performances of "Carmen Up to Date." She is followed by W. H. Powers' "Ivy Leaf" company for the balance of the week. The "Ivy Leaf" is an Irish play and abounds in startling situations; a live eagle flies across the stage with a child in its talons; the hero makes a leap from a tower; and the Lakes of Killarney are shown by moonlight. An Irish piper fur nishes the real old music for the jigs and reels. On May 23 and 24 will come Hallen and Hart in their "New Later On." said tobe this year the best farce comedy on the road. With them is John McWade, the one armed baritone, and his wife, Ada Somers, who made many friends in Helena duriag the stay of "Said Pasha" opera company, two years since. Rhea will be here May 27 and 28, in her new play, "La Czarina." Rhea has met with much success in this play, and it is acknowledged to be much stronger than her famous "Josephine," presented here a previous season. Rhes will, on her second evening, give a comedy entitled "Conceit." As Rhea always car ries excellent support, this engagement will be noteworthy. On May 30 and 31Gorton's New Orleans Minstrels will please the lovers of burnt cork entertainments. They will give the usual brass band parade and the concert at the foot of Broadway. The Agnes Huntington opera company will be here June 1 and 2 in two new operas, "Paul Jones" and "Captain Therese." Miss Huntington is an American girl who ,made a wondeiful hit in London, playla.glsa leading roles in light opera for four con secative years. Miss Huntington's forte is in male parts. The company is composed of sixty-five people. On June 6 and 7 comes Gus Williams in his own play, "Koppler's Fortunes." Mr. Williams needs little com ment as he is well known here, and as a dialect comedian has no equal. On June 13, 14 and 15 the public will see "Ship Ahoy." a nautical' opera composed by Fred Miller. Jr., and managed by Arthur E. Miller, former manager for "Minnie Mad dean," who married Harrison Grey Fisk. of the "'Mirror." and retired from the stage. "Ship Ahoy" was an instantaneous success from the opening night, and is what is termed an operatic novelty. Sam T. Jack's "Creole" company will come for June 17 and 18. The Louisiana creole has received much attention from Henry W. Cable and it remained for Manager Jack to conceive and carry out one of the mose successful theatrical ventares in the annals of the stage. The amusement loving people want something new, something novel. "The Creoles' hit the popular fancy. This company travel in their own private cars and number forty people. On June 23, 24 and 25 will be presented. "The Power of the Press." It is an or iginal American drama in six acts and thirteen scenes, written by Augustus Piton and Geo. H. Jessop. It was one of the greatest successes in New York last spring, playing fifty nights at she Star theatre. The play illustrates the immense influence wielded by the newspaper press in this day and country. Much of the success of this play is owing to the magniticent scenery carried. James H. Walloek will appear June 27 and 28 in the "Bandit King." Mr. Wallock carries two white chargers and no one act is complete without a proper one act is comolete without a proper amount of bloodshed. In other words, the gallery will go wild, dream of Jesse James all night and buy a revolver and bowie knife in the morning. July 4 Charles Flohman's Stock company appears in "Jane." Mr. Frohman's com pany will be, in point of numbers, and ar tistic excellence and finish, the most per fect organization ever visiting Helena. "Jane" is a comedy something after the type of Stuart liobson's "Henrietta." On July 7, S and 9 Carroll Johnson comes in a new Irish play called "The Gassoon." Mr. Johnson is a singing comodian, and is the only man left capable of filling the places made vacant by the death of Emmett, and the loss of poor Sc:mlon, who is the in mate of an asylum. For July 11, 12 and 13 "The Fairy Well" is booked. 'this is another of the cornmanies of W. 1I. Powers, who also owns the "Ivy Loaf." It is like its predecessor, Irish in its make un. On July 21 and 22 "The Fast Mail" will rum ble into the opera house. The realistic passenger train will be shown to the aud ieunce, and sensationalism will pack the house. For July 25, 26 and 27 there is "Blue Jeans," a play drawing its name from the country in which the interest of the piece is centured. Indians. Blue Jeans has boeen a tremendous hit, and carries a saw mill, and the steam power to run it. Laura Hurt takes the part of June, and Lawrence Hanly is the Harry Bascom. Donnelly and Gerard are here Aug. 4 ard 5 in "Natural Gts." Patrons of Ming's have not forgotten these two comedians, nor Millie Price, who married Dow, the son of a rich banker in Denver, shortly before her engagement here, and from whom she is trying to secure a divorce. On Aug. 8 and 9 "McCarthy's Mishaps," a farce com edy for laughing purposes only, is billed. Beginning Aun. 15, for all of fair week, Dan Sully will be the attraction. Mr. Sully will produce, besides his "Million aire," three new plays. Mr. Bally is a fa vorite in Helena personaily and as an actor, and no better selection for that week coal d be made. August 22, 23 and 24 the play will be "Cruiakeen Lawn." August 29 and 30 "The Stowaway" co sleaay comes. Of course Spike Honnesy and Kid Macoy are the features, as well as the reel safe blow ing contest between these worthies. Sept. I5, 6 and 7 the public will see Charlie Reed 'and Willie Collier in "H[oe and Hoes." This company is eomposed of the leading comedians formerly with Russell's "City Directory," one of the best farce comedies ever seen in the west. On Sept. 12, 13 and 14 Marie Hubert Fohman will appear in "The Witch," a play founded on the Puritanical days, with soene at Balerm. It is a very strong emotional productloion. Margaret Mather is here Sept. 20 and 21 Iu the legitimate. Miss Mather stands alone in the portrayal of the romantic, sand her oe.