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"NIGH" MAIN,i'LY" Q'Y.
A Hitherto Unpublished Inbident ln Meroantile Life in the City of Helena. The Man Who Saw the Comet and Was Struck by a Meteorite. " Conductor's feautiful and ,atenslve Nosegay iWhich Led to a blight Misunderstaunding, A good story is told of a merchant in this city who has the rerutition of being pretty "nigh"-a Scotch expression for eloseness. The other day a youthful bit of a northwssterner, not over ten years old and rather small for even that age, walked into the establishment of the gentleman in question, holding in his hand the butt of a cigar which he had found outside. Walk ing up to the counter, to which his eyes barely reached, he remarked: "Gimme a matah, please." "We don't keep matches tqo ive away, youngster," replied the merchant. "You keep 'em for sale, may be?" re marked the boy. "That's what we do." "Then," diving into his pockets and putting a nickel on the counter, "give ie five cents' worth." A box of red.headed matches was laid before the boy. Opening it, he Alled one pocket of his diminutive coat with matches, and placing the box, still more than half filled, on the counter, he remarked quietly: "There, put them back on the shelf, and the next time a gentleman asks you for a match give him one of mine." There is one man at least in Helena who saw, or thinks he saw the comet on Sunday night in spite of the fact that he is a little nearsighted. He was standing in the middle of the street, and near the car track at Clark street and Park avenue, about 10 o'clock, gazing upwards and trying to pierce the dark canopy of clouds which shut out the heavens. The electric light overhead had gone out just before he reached the point of observation. As he stood with his feet ankle deep in the snow and his mind up to the muzzle in comets, the electric light above him began to glow. It was a very faint glow-in fact more of a splutter. He was now sure he had the comet in full view, and that it was emitting meteorites in large quantities. So intetly was he engaged that he did not notice the approach of a buggy driven at a good gait. Neither did he hear it, on account of the soft snow. Neither did the driver see the comet gazer until he was nearly upon him. Then he turned his horse quickly and sud denly. But this move was only partly suo cessful, as the hind wheels slid around and brought an abrupt close to the astronomical observation by catching the student of heavenly wonders in the bosom of the trousers and sending him spinning into a bank of soft snow. The horse was fright ened by the quick turn and the collision, and got out of sight in short order, despite the efforts of the driver to check him and look after the damage he had done. The fv,) that ehq star gazer lit head first in the snow prevented him from knowing what struck him. He naturally inferred, and so told his friends, that he not only saw the comet, but a lot of meteors as well, and that one of the latter got loose from the procession and struck him from behind, The Northern V'asific has one conductor whose popularity is confined to neither sex. Men and women who travel with him all like him for his obliging ways and cour teous manners. The consequence is that he is never without a token of remembrance in the shape of a boutonnairs on the lapel of his coat. A day or so ago some of the boys nut up a job on him. He had been presented with a bouquet, which was too large to wear on his coat, and too pretty to be left in the baggage car to be knocked about by the trunks, valises and things. 8o he decided to carry it through the train as an evidence of his standing with the pat rons of the road. His atteption, however. was temporarily called to something by one of the train hands, and he laid his bouquet aside for the time. When he started through to collect tickets and fares he carrted that bouquet. The cars were well heated. As he moved along he noticed with a sinking hears that some of his best friends showed very little disposition to engage him in conversation. On the coutrary they shoved their tickets at him and seemed afflicted with some trouble which made them keep their months closed and apply their hand kerchiefs to their noses. Still he was not sorry, as somehow or other he didn't like the perfume which everybody appeared to have been using that morning. He made his collection of tickets that day in less than the usual time, and on reaching the baggage car sought consolation for his toss of standing in his handsome bouquet. He stuck the beautiful thing to his nose. He took it away at once and proceeded to dis sect it. Then he knew all about it. The wicked baggage master had dexterously in serted a piece of vigorous cheese in the cen ter of the bunch of flowers. Sands liroe. have juit rereived a handsome assortment of ladios military and triple cape nlsters. Notile. To the Second National bank of Helena, Montana, E. D. Edgerton, president, George 13. Child, casbier, and to the stockholders and directors thereof, and all other persons intorested therein: You will hereby take notice that the un dereigned, Louis Stadler and Louis E. Kaufman, who aye upon the official bond of Joseph N. Kenok, assistant cashier of the said Seoond National bank, made and exeo uted to the said Second National bank, are no longer responsible thereon and from and after the date hereof their liability on such bond is to cease and this notice shall oper ate as a withdrawal of their said signa tures theretrom and their liability thereon. LOIHus TAI).LEyt. L. E. KAUFMANC. Dated at Helena. Montana, this 29th day ot November, 1892. Winter underwear. hoesory, cr sate, notions eta., at lutcher &A hraidiley's, which they sell at lrlces that defy completi in. IDegree of Honor. Mount Helena Lodge No. 1, Degree of Honor. There will Ie a special meeting of the above lodge Wednesday evening Nov. 80, Visitina sisters and brothers are cor dially invited to attend. Ca,AUDIm MonToN, Recorder. Ladies, have yon seen those taller made coats with imperial sleeves as 'I ho liese ive? If not. call at once; they are beauties. Notice, I will open my daucing school on Thure day, Dec. 1, at the Business College hall, at 8:0 p. in m., Next lessoon tn Dee. 6, or every Tuesday and Haturday evenings. Soholare, old as well as new, are welcome. O. 1'. OrsAuL. JOHN IIu KY APP0'INTED). lbl Judges of aIe Distri. t Court FIll the Vinay 1i ~the Coulnty Board. The appoltmeant of John Horsky as a seanty eomaelasloner In the pluce of A. J. utlna, deseased, was made yesterday by the judges of the distriot court. Tbere is some doubt as to how the appolntment should be made. 'I beconstltution requires that the vacancy In the board be filled by "the distriet judge." No provision is made where there are two judges. Jodue Baok said he would defer tothe chlee of Judge Hunt, the senior judge, nod when Judge Hunt named John iorskv, the choice was readily joined in by JadgelBook, The car tiloate of appointment was signed by both judges and read as follows: Know nll men by these presents: That we, William H. Hunt and Ho noe It, laock, judes of the distriot court of the First judicial diet, lot of the state of Montana, within and for the county of Lewis and Clarke, do, by virtue of the authority in us vested under the constitution and laws of the state of Montana, hereby appoint John Horeky, a resident of the city of Helena, in the county of La,win and Clarke, and state aforeesaid, to the offce of county com missioner in and for said county and state to fill the unexpired term of Andrew J. Be, us. deceased, Witness our hands and the seal of the district court of the First Judicial district of the state of Montana, in and for the county of Lewis and Clerke, this 29th day of November, A. D. 1892. WILLIAM H. HUNT, HonsAc It. BUoK. 'Judges of the district court, First Judi eial district, state of Montana, Lewis and Clarke county. Tihe appointment will be generally satis factory. Mr. Horsky was elected as a county commissioner at the late election, and by qualifying now he will acquire an experience in the affairs of the board which will well fit him when he oommenoes his regular term in 1894. John Horsky is a re publican and bhas held several offices of trust before. He will qualify at once. THE WETZEL ASSIGNMENT. A Decision In an Iowa Case In Favor of tihe A sesgnee. Benton River Press: David G. Browne, of this city, has just received word from his attorneys, Jay, Hudson, Call & Joy, of Sioux City, that the ease of Skinner vs. Browne, assignee of the Wetzel estate, has been decided in his favor. The case formed part of the legal proceedings growing out of the W. S. Wetzel assignment in this city about nine years ago, and has been pending in the district court at - ioen City for the vast twelve months, Some $200,000 were involved in the affair. When the case was first presented in Montana courts the local tribunals approved the reports presented by the assignee, but this decision was con tested and carried to the Iowa courts, with the result noted. Judge Ladd in his de cision in favor of the assignee, fully exon erates Mr. Browne from all charges pre sented, and holds that if any blame at taches to the defendant it was duo to too zealous efforts in Wetzel's behalf. Mr. Browne will now push an action against John Hornick to recover an indemnity bond, now amounting to about $20,000, which will probably come up for tridl in the United States district court in Sioux City at its tay term. Dr. Saivall has removed his residence to No. 121r ifth avenue. bons of Veterans' dance, Tuesday, Dec. 6. Bands Bros. have just received a handsome assortment of ladies military and triple cape nlsters. PLUMS FOR THE FAITHFUL. Mr. Rlekards Wilt Not Have Very Many to D eatribute. Gentlemen of the republican persuaoion who feel that they are just suited to assist Gov. Rickards in conducting the affairs of the state, by holding down appointive of floes, are very active now. Mr. Rickards will not have many appointments at his disposal, but he will find about a dozen applicants for each place. One of the best positions is that of war den at the peniten tiary. For this the candidates are H. P. Rolfe, James B. Gallagher and C. J. Beck. The next beat position is that of state land agent, now held by Granville Stuart. For this Surveyor General Geo. E. Eaton is a candidate, as is Receiver Fisher, of the Missoula land office, and Tom B. Miller. of Helena. Capt. C. S. Shoemaker, Thos. Collins, Foster Williams and Chas. Trugeon, of Butte, are each willing to suc ceed Mr. Hogan as mining inspector, while Geo. Blinn, of Butte, is willing to act as boiler inspector. 'Ihese are only a few of the many whose claims Gov. Rickards will have to pass upon. Butcher & Eradley have a full line of holiday goods and noveltir s, also all the latest designs in fancy work and materials. The best line of ladies' cloaks for the least monoy can be found at ' he li.e Hlive. Notice to Stockholders. More than five per cent of the capital stock of the Elkhorn & Old Baldy railroad company having been heretofore subscribed for, notice is hereby given to the stockhold ere of the said company that a meeting will be held on the 15th day of December, A. D. 1892, at the parlors of the First National bank In Helena, Montana. at the hour of seven p. min.. for the purnose of choosing five directors of the said company to con sinue in office until the time for the annual election and until their enuccessors are chosen and have qualified. T. H. KLresoInasDT, GEo. H1. HILL, WM. J. LooAN, E. W. INIGHT. J., HIENRY H. HILL. Go to The lee Hive for dres goods of all kinds. The:r pricee lead, and their goods must sell. Union Paciflc ystem,-i acorsion to Salt Lake. Union Pacific will sell round trip tickets to Salt Lake for the Nattonal Mining Con gress to be held in tlat city December 5 and 6 at one fare for round trip. Tickets on sale D)ecember 2 to 4, inclusive. Good for return any titme within thirty days. For eleeping ac r reservations or further inlfor mAtlon call on or address No. 28 North Main street, tielena. H. O. WILSON. Freight and Passenger Agent. The Bee Ihive is always the first ill the field with their dispiay of holiday goodn. and this year is n.. exception to the rule. For Sate. 1,000 shares Helena & Victor ("Curlew") mininlg conmpeny stock at 75 cents per share; 600 shares Whitlatch Union at 30 cents. Address J. A. FAInroWL. Box 734, Helena. Mont. Mlolltasna avinigs lanlk Pays intetest on deposits of $1 or more. 6 per cent on on savings aCCOunts. 6 [ier cent on time certifllotes. "cavinu is the seacet of wealth." F. r `ae. C:hoice dry yellow pine wood on oars at Clancy, Mont. H. M. Hill. 1OR PRICE'S ea(nlBaking .__Powder. The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.-No Atumonia; No Alum. rUsed in Millions of Homes-4o Years the Standard. A NEW TRIAL GRANTED, Judge Hunt Orders Bryan Fitzgerald to Be Brought Back From Deer Lodge. Sheriff Jotffrls at Once Starts for the Penitentiary to Bring Him Over. Remarks Made by the Court in Grantlan the Motion for a ltespenlng of tie Robbery Oase. Judge Hunt, in the district court yester day, granted the mlotion for a new trial In the coge of Bryan Fitzgerald, convicted of atte pted highway robbery, and sentenced to the penitentiary for one rear. The mo tion was made, and granted also, on the strength of the charges made by Alex Barrott against the police force manage ment of the Fitzgerald case after that of fleer had been informed by the city marshal of the contemplated investigation of the charge made against the policeman of going through the pockets of a drunken man. Judge Hunt, in granting the motion for a new trial, briefly gave the reasons which influenced him in so doing. His ac tion was predicated upon the affidavit of Barrett, which was to the same general ef fect as his testimony before the conneil committee on police during the recent in vestigation. The affidavit of Carl tusech, counsel for Fitzgerald, is also referred to. The lawyer says he used every effort to pro cure all the evidence which would assist his client, but that he knew nothing of the cir cumstances disclosed by the sffidavit of Barrett until after the trial had taken place. Judge Hunt after reviewing these affi davits, said: "After considering the affi davits, and bearing in mind the testimony introduced upon the trial, the court is of the opinion that the defendant is entitled to a reopening of the case, and to have the question of his guiltor innocence reviewed. It is true the evidence adduced warranted the conviction heretofore had, but there was no such testimony as is contained in the Barrett affidavit, and still there were some circumstances connected with the whole transaction tending to show that the defendant might have been induced to join the person, Daly, and yet have been inno cent himself. The affidavits now throw a strong doubt upon the whole ease. If the defendant's connsel had been in possession of the knowledge contained in the affidavit of Barrett, and it had been used on the trial, it is very doubtful whether the jury would have been satisfied, beyond a rea sonable doubt, of Fitzgerald's guilt. Whether the contents of Barrett's affidavit are true or false need not now be consid ered. They are unoontradioted and are enooph to lead the court to believe that an innooent man may have been unjustly con victed, and his application for a new trial, which is not resisted by the state, is en titled to be granted." The judge further ordered the sheriff to go to the penitentiary at Deer Lodge and bring Fitzgerald back to Helena. Bheriff Jefferis started for Deer Lodge at once, armed with a copy of the order. The Journal's Affailrs. Another judgment by default was en tered against the Journal Publishing com pany yesterday. It was that of the Mon tana National bank. Judge Buck ordered it in his department of the district coult. Meantime, not knowing that the case woe before Judge Bouck, a motion had been made in Judge Hunt's department to allow an extension of twenty-four Lours before en tering judgment in the case. It was granted, but when It was found that the ease was by mistake in the wrong court the order was at once vacated. Lew Wallace. Jr., who is interested in the case, was ad mitt d to practice before the district court, so that he can enter bis appearance at any time on behlif of the eastern o-editors. Sands Bros. have just received a handsome assortment of ladies' military and triple cape alsters. Sons of Veterans' dance. Tuesday, Dee. 6. Get your boys a first-class coaster while the snow lasts T'17 only good ones in the city can be found at .lhe Lee Hive. Samuel K. Davls-Speclal. INVESTMENT ETOCKS. Iron Mountain, lots 500 to 5,000; the best investment in the market. No other stock on the list pays the percentage that this does. Buy now at the bottom. Piegan, Marysville, gold mine; 3,378 shares in lots, at a price. Whitlach Union and McIntyre, gold; 100, 500 or 1.000 shares. This is a sure-thing investment. Bald Butte, the greatest gold mine devel oped in Montana; 500 shares only for sale. Yellowstone, Castle; 5.000 shares offered. Within thirty days the railroad will be an ass ired thing. Good time to buy. Benton group, Neihart. This is the phe nomenal silver mine of Montana; 1,000 to 10,000 stock for sile. Good investment. Gamble: 10,000 West Cumberland, 1,000 Castle Crescent, 1,400 Copper Bell. The whole lot together for a price to spenolatO. N. B.-The time to buy stocks to make big money is when the market -is flat and trices based on intrinsic value low. Now is the time. 20 and 27 Bailey Block. Go to Butcher & Bradley's for your holiday goods. hey have the finest line of novelties at the lowest prices. Attend one of the popular sales at The Bee Ilive and go homeo lolnsed with one of their bar , sains Their special alles are getting very pop l. because they always do as they advertise. Notice. On and after Nov. 17, Montana Central train No. 28 will arrive from the north at 3:20 p. m. and leave Helena at 8:30 p. m. There will be no change in train leaving Helena for the noith. B. H. LANOLEY, General Ticket Agent. If babv enjoys a rleigh ride be sure and buy it a l'orlland outer at lihe lee lhive. They are the safest and best. ALttetloie Ladies. Mrs. Franeis Trueblood, late of Marshall, Field & Co., Chicago, has opened dress making parlors at No, 17 Warren street, where she would be pleased to meet the la dies of Helena. I r. Li ebig t (C have thrir permoanont oalef at 1 t Main streoet. instead of at the Merchants hael, fron the let to the 4th of I eonhbor. Ihoy cure hrounle diseases where otohers fail, For Sale. Eight to ten thousand shares of Mae main inug stock at 800 per shate. PAT GALVIN. Walter H. Little. Telephone 819. 80o Power Buildimng BUYS NOTES. Both Personal and Mortgage. COSMOPOLITAN "a WOTfEL ALND RItTAURANT. Why is the oesmopolstas the Leadain olnter FIrst--Oa rates ae reasonable. i,.3# ad 6.10 Seond--We give a firt.oelans ervice for the money. 'lird--Meal are served at all hnors, day and night. nourth--The dinlnk room is predlded over by obltrntl lady waiters . " lh1---Yon .a rr what you want and pay for what yo let. tlh--Yo do not have to help pay the hotel dest beats' bills, asour terms are strietly reash. .leventh-lIeotrtoae pass the house every Ui selartee. 't.ilth-And last, if yon will find one man that say, these are not all faret we will give you a Lve-carat Montana Sapphire. H. C. BeROARD. PROPRIIETOR. Ladies' and Children's Underwear Manlfactory. A nINN LINE O' LADIES' UNDERWEAR Fle Dresses Iade to Order. Special Line or Chinese and Japanese Fanny Goods. YEE CHONG-, PROPRIETOR. 124 Broadway, next door to Merchants HoteL TIE FINENT Sleighs and Cutters In the city for Sleigh Riding at The "H, & S." Livery & Cab Co.'s Stable Special Attention to Sleighing Parties. TELEPHONE 96. 17 PARK AV. BROADWAY FISH MARKET A. G. Smith, Proprietor. Turkey, Opossum. (irouse, Dncks, Bulk Oy'tere. Q.Uiit Chicken. New York Count., Geese. Baltimore Select, Kalamazoo Celery. e a a Telephone 57. The McDonald House. 613 NORTH MAIN Sr. Pteam Heat. B.,,s . DUC, McDONALD, Proprieter. Orders takWn at Sam Herz's 6th Ave Motor Office for single corl or carload, CAMERON FUEL COMPANY, TELEPHONE 232. Go to 102 Grand Street, back of First National Bank, and have your Suits Cleaned FOR $2 TO $2.50. All prioes forany kind of work reonced. Satie faction guaranteed, C. 0TCTOLP ARTHUR G. LOMIBARD, CIVIL* ENGINEER. No. 43 Montana National Bank Building, Helena, Mont. U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. RESHRVOIRP, *OAKALU AND IRRIOATION WORKS A SPECIALTY. Speial Drive IN WARM GOODS -AND RUBBERS Felt Slippers...... 75c to $2.00 Good Rubbers... 25c to .75 The best $i Arctic in Helena. The Best Goods, Most Complete Assortment --AT-- FREDGAMER'S T. C. POWER & 6O. Dealers in Farmro and Mining Machinery of every description, and State Agents for the "Old Reliable" Schuttler and "Bone Dry" Rushford Farm, Quartz aend Logging Wagons. Hay Balers, Baling Ties, Barb Wire, etc. Steamboat blook, corner Helena avenue and Main Street. A New and Elegant Line of -HRISTMAS GOODS. aovt . ----DON'T FAIL TO SEE THEM.- " Helena Jewelry Company. ASII I'IEI. Chestnuts! Chestnuts! Chestnuts! SOMETHING NEW IN CH BSTNUTS. Call and Examine for Yourselves. Paynter Drug Co. Great Closing Out Sale e OF THE ----" ENTIRE STOCK OF CLOTHING Gents' Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes of the late JAKE FELDBERG. GOODS ACTUALLY SLAUGHTERED. Those in need of any goods in this line, would do well to investigate, as you save from 15 TO 25 PER CENT on every article you purchase at the old-time Clothing House of Jake Feldberg's estate. .A. BIRKENFELJD, Mlanager' The Bon Ton Tailor. --JUST RECEIVED =.. A FULL LINE OF FALL AM) WINTER GOODS. In all the Latest Styles and Patterns, Imported and Domestle Goode, which I am prepared to make op at the Lowest rates. Please cal al n exaomilne. All work Ilaranlteed and satistaction assured. S. FINKELSTEIN. M ,MAIN eNEL WEISENHORN CARRIAGE MANUFACTURING CO. -ALL KINDS OF Carriages and Wagons Made to Order. Repairing and Painting Promptly Attended to. BELENA AVE., ADJOINING STEAMBOAT BLOCK. TELEPHONE 11s. MONEY TO LOAN IMT ST-T.S TO S.TIT. On Improved City and Farm Property, for One, Two, or Three Years at lowest current rates of interest. WILLIAM DE LACY, ROOMS 21 AND 22. GOLD BLOCK. HELENA. MONT. Furniture and Carpets. Shades Lace Office AND AND Chenille Curtain School Furnitam J. R. SANFORD, Nos. 112 and 114. Broadway, Helena. "Cdmmon Sense" Sleighs. Wagons, Carriages, Etc. S. C. TSH BY . &T 1HE OLD "8TA&qD