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Fr om the Dailv Herald of April 80. \ pleasant Note From Sweden. Far Away The Herald has a very considerable list of readers in foreign lands, there l>eing no country of Europe or the Continent to which copies of the weekly edition are not sent. Uy the last mail we hear from Mr. W. P. Julius, formerly a resident here, who writes under date of April 6th, from Mollerup, Sweden. He says : '•Enclosed please find draft on Chicago for seven dollars to pay for Weekly Herald to January 1st, according to account ren dered. I propose to remain a constant sub scriber to the Herald. I don't want to be without that interesting paper from my old stamping ground.' I am doing first rate here— never better anywhere. Regards to all Montana friends." —----—e*------- Closing up the Gap. The interval between the converging ends of the Northern Pacific in Montana is short cuing up at the rate of two miles or more a day. From the east, on Saturday last, the track was 58 miles distant from Helena; from the west, on the same day, the rails were down to within 53 miles of Missoula. To-day the interval to complete the conti nental span is about 230 miles. The road lied entire will he finished by June. The Mullau tunnel will be completed within the next ninety days. Allowing that track-lay ing proceeds at the rate of one mile a day, to its in of east and west, the last spike will be driven ! home carl v in September and the line opened j operation before the end of that S a of i . , _.. . , . . ! Dick Ivipp, grand larcency, two yeais m | the penitential. 1 Tall Rider, grand larceny, one year and six J and in month. C'Iom* of the Chotcau Court. Judge Galbraith crowded the Choteau county term of court through to a conclu -iou with the utmost dispatch, doing as much business in eight days as is ordinarily done in several weeks. The criminal cases disposed cf includes the following convic tions: months. Rider, grand larceny, one year and six months. Thomas Bryant, grand larceny, three years. C. W. Farley, burglurv, five years. Wm. MeCowau, manslaughter, five years. NIike Lynch, for assault with a deadly weapon, was lined $50 and sentenced to mtlis imprisonment in the county tour jail. folds the Fort. j The Utah A Northern hermit holds stoutly j to his lone habitation on the west bank of the Missouri, east of Bedford, at the point ! selected by the Northern Pacific to bridge | the river. Why he remains no one except, ) perhaps 8am. Word can tell. The two roads weeks ago were reported to have pooled ♦heir issues and entered into a ten years' agreement on freights and other t ransporta tioD, arranging also for a third rail entrance of their respective lines into Helena and Butte. Mineral Patents. Patents for mineral claims have been re ceived at the Helena Land for a placer claim in Lewis aud Clarke county for Elisha and Joseph Todd, and for the following parties in .Summit Valley district, Silver Bow county : Limitation lode, Wm. A. Clarke, Chas. S. Warren, and Henry S. Clarke: Grant Exten sion lode, Marcos Daly ; Helvetia lode, G. Henry Gayer and Abraham Buel; Buffalo Spur lode, Thos. E. Gorrie, Adam W. Jami son, Juo. G. Curries ; I. X. L. lode, Abraham Buel, G. Henry Gayer, Isadore Ehret, Juo. P. Shooing. Christian Jacky. An Open Letter. Bitte, M. T., April 26. —Intense excite meut was produced this morning by an open letter published in the Daily Miner, ad dressed to W. I. Lippincott, Republican can didate for City Attorney, aud signed by E. S. Thompson, in which Lippincott is branded as a coward, liar, poltroon, etc. Thompson and If. T. Brown, business manager of the Miner, have been arrested on the charge of criminal libel at the instance of Lippincott. There is a considerable blood thirsty talk, but it is believed the case will be settled in the con rts. Pardon Refused. Governor Crosby has refused to pardon James W. lliff, who was charged with horse-stealing, now undergoing sentence in the Deer Lodge penitentiary for breaking jail. Very strong pressure in this case was brought to l>ear upon the Executive, but after careful consideration of the matter he concluded not to interfere with the sentence by an act of clemency. New Brick Yard. Mr. C. C. Thurston, of Butte, is in the eity looking around to find a suitable place for the establishment of a brick yard. There is nothing so much needed in Helena as this, and we hope he will build one large enough to supply the demands. Fifty to one hun dred thousand brick per day could be readily sold here and at remunerative prices. Main Street Building. One of the handsomest structures on Main street will be the business block which Rob of so for is be lie so the her , I ! of I the j and j , ert Hale will presently commence on the site of his drug store and the adjoining Lehman property purchased last year. The Iront will he attractively built of iron, with' plate glass openings. Brick for the Avails are al ready on the ground. The building will be of two floors. Change of Time. Gilmer & Salisbury's coaches commenced running this morning on a schedule ot one day's time to the end of the track near Gal latin City. The coaches now leave Helena at 5 a. m. From the Daily Herald of May 1. REPRIEVE REFUSED. Governor Crosby Declines to Extend the Time of Execution in the Case of Henry Fuhrmann. A petition presented by his attorney and signed by a number of citizens of Helena asking a suspension of the execution of sen tence in the case of Henry Fuhrmann, con victed of the murder of Jacob Kenck, until such time as the Governor shall see fit to issue his warrant to carry the execution into effect, was considered by Governor Crosby yesterday and refused. The answer of the Governor is presented below. It is creditable to the sense of justice of the Executive, and its sentiments will be generally endorsed by the community at large : Executi ve Office, Helens April 30, '83. To Messrs. McCutchcon, Carter, Kemp and others, Helena, Montana : Gentlemen: A petition for a reprieve in the case of Henry Fuhrmann, under sen tence of death for the murder of Jacob Kenck, which you presented to me, has had my careful consideration : The principal reasons, ill health and old age of the criminal, and some suspicion of insanity, are pressed upon me with some force. 1 can never forget the law or dignity of two coordinate departments, one of which has presented the punishment for offenses, and the other of which has decided that Henry Fuhrmann shall be hung. The court has passed upon the question of his insanity and pronounced him sane and therefore morally responsible for a murder, cold blooded in a high degree. Personal inquiry has educed the evidence ! that the criminal is not in ill health, even if j this were sufficient grounds for reprieve, S »"« th »t 'f "»! re P e " t ° f his act. Personal solicitations, both for his paidon and reprieve on the part of several promi nent citizens of Helena, have also been made with the statement that the brother of the murdered man would join in the petition for a reprieve on his return to the city. His signature would have made no change in my decision. Society and not any relative of the victim is the only party entitled to condone offenses against itself. In the rapid growth of our vast Territory, i protection of life is so dependent on the cer ! tainty of laws, that I think it dangerous to | assume a po Wer of overruling judicial sen 1 tences and encouraging any feeling that J certain and just punishment may not be safely left to the calm deliberation of prop erly constituted tribunal. The petition for the reprieve of Henry Fuhrmann is refused. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant. JNO. SCHUYLER CROSBY, Governor. Four Deaths by Diphtheria. The death of Kattie Seannell Sunday was followed yesterday by the death of Miohael, and to day by that of a younger sister, j Nellie, who passed away at an early hour ; i I j this morning. Three deaths in as many days and the fourth within a week in the ! ! same family is the saddest affliction that lias j | ever befallen a Helena household. Out of a | ) group of-five children hut a few days ago j çjj ar ] es group joyous with health, one only remains, a daughter grown, who isolated from home and restrained from crossing the threshhold, has been heart-pierced that she could not be allowed a parting look upon the dead faces of her brothers and sisters. The sympathy so universally expressed in the community for the stricken family is but poorly meas ured by any words our people can speak or services they can render. The bright, spark ling, loveable Katie Scaunell, buried Sunday, is succeeded to-day by the funeral cortege sadly bearing the remains of Nellie aud Michael, to be placed at rest beside her snow-covered grave and that of little Jim mie. May never again so sorrowful a record be written as that we are called upon to print to-day. The Diphtheria Cases. The recent eases of diphtheria which have decimated the family of Mr. Seannell and seized upon several other children, seems to lie confined to pupils who have been attend ing the Academy school, near which is a reservoir into which it was lately' discovered one or more house drains were emptied. The reservoir, suspieioned to be the breed ing spot of the disease, was a short time since pumped out by the fire steamer, when Chief Engineer Curtis detected a drain and reported it a nuisance. Sanitary means were adopted at once by means of disin fectants. and quicklime was plentifully dis tributed covering the surface of the reser voir and its surroundings. The school for some days has been closed and w r ill remain so until perfect health conditions are estab lished to the entire satisfaction of the school and medical authorities. Of the pupils now sick of diphtheria two are carefully nursed by the Sisters, and the third is at the house of her sister, Mrs. Chris. Kenck, where she is re ported doing well. To-day, Health Officer Bullard having di , rected that the reservoir be refilled with I fresh water, Chief Curtis ordered up one ! of the steamers for that purpose and I the basin this afternoon will be again flooded j and remain so. It is highly probable the danger of further breeding the disease is Past.__^ ^ Penitentiary Prisoners. The follow ing named prisoners were con j victed at the ment term of court in Custer county and sentenced by Jude \\ ade to the , Territorial penitentiary : Wm. Pierson, for grand larceny, was sen tenced to three Years in the Territorial Sims, for grand larceny, three ears. Mr. Hatfield, grand larceny, four years. James Ivingsly, grand larceny, four years. Johu Sullivan, robbery, seven years. Mr. Lawrence, grand larceny, three years. James Edwards, highway robbery,' fifteen years. James McKeever, highway robbery, fifteen years. Louis Sigman, burglary, five years. James Bensly, grand larceny, three years. George Hays, grand larceny, three years. James Cokely, murderer, twelve years. From the Daily Herald of May 2. HANGED TO-DAY. Execution of Heinrich Furhmann for the Murder of Jacob Kenck. The drop was sprung by Deputy Sheriff George Conrad at four minutes before 12 o'clock. The culprit's neck was broken and pulsation pronounced by the surgeons sus pended at five minutes past 12. Armed with the permit and ticket of invi tation from S. C. Gilpatrick, Sheriff of Lewis and Clarke county, the Herald reporter at an early hour this morning presented him self at the door of the prison and was admit ted by Mr. Joe Roberts, Deputy Sheriff, who was stationed at the main entrance. Walking past the row of cells to the rear door we came under the shadow of the gallows,which was constructed after the usual manner, with trap and platform, about eight feet from the ground. The cross-beam was the same as used at former executions, Steers, Pelkey, and Wheatly having dangled from it. Going into the jail yard we found the spe cial guard, which was composed of the Sher iff and a dozen or more deputies. Here also was found City Marshal Deegan with a spe cial police force, which he had posted on top of the several sides of the inclosure, and upon the sheds and roofs of adjoining houses, Returning through the corridor and past the> cells it was discovered that the Sheriff had taken the precaution to remove all the pris oners into their cells behind the iron bars Hc<ing into the Sheriff 's private office we found the culprit sitting on a chair. He was» in the act of dressing himself in a suit of plain black, being assisted in the operation by John Steinbrenner, who would pull on one leg of the trousers while the old man would help with the other. During the process of dressing he would converse with John and others in the office as unconcern edly as though he were preparing for a jour ney by coach. After the completion of his toilet and the brushing of his hair, all to the one side to hide his baldness, he etc id up quite calmly while John pulled down his sack, and as it were, smoothed down the wrinkles in his clothes. Then putting a small plug of tobacco into his right hand coat pocket, and a snuff' box in the other, he advanced to a bottle of Rhine wine which had been placed ; on ice by some considerate friend, and off ered i it to those standing around, and then taking I a slight pull himself he replaced the bottle in the bucket under a table. As often as a new personage entered the Sheriff's office, lie would greet him with that simple smirk of a grin, which was the same to all and evidently put on. At this moment, 11 a. in., his attorney, I ! Mr. Thomas II.Carter, came in and explained j to the culprit, Mr. Ignace Miller iqterpre | ting, that there had been doubts expressed j as to his sanity, and read to him the fol lowing will which he readily assented to and then signed it with a steady hand . THE WILL. Helena, Montana. May 2, '83, II a. m. I, Heinrich Fuhrmann, inasmuch as some question has been raised touching my sanity, do hereby will and decree that after my decease. Dr. C. K. Cole and Dr. Charles G. Brown, of Helena, Montana, shall have the privilege of making a post mortem examin ation of my remains, and I do by these pres ents will and bequeath my remains to them, the said (C. K. Cole and Charles G. Brown) for this purpose, and I do hereby direct the Sheriff'of Lewis and Clarke county to de liver my remains to the said Dr. C. K. Cole or Charles G. Brown, lor the purpose above mentioned, and after examinât mu i<< give my remains a decent burial. (Signed I HIENRICH FUHRMANN. At the request of the testator we do here by witness the foregoing will in the presence of the testator and of each other this second day of May 1883. (signed) JOHN STEINBRENNER, JOHN F. WM. SCHWAB. The culprit was then marched within the iron bars of the jail, Avhere the Sheriff read to him the death warrant in English and it was again read to him in German by Ignace Miller. The reading was received by the culprit with total indifference except to catch the meaning of the English when in terpreted into German. His general appearance and disposition was quiet and unconcerned and he seemed to apprehend no evil consequences from the change about to take place. As to religious convictions, he gave no evi dence of having any. Some people said he held to the school of Pythagoras and be lieved in the transmutation into anima l« after death. It is said by a German ac quaintance of bis that he Avas a Lutheram but of this or any other belief he gave no sign and persistently refused to be inter viewed by any clergyman. AT TEN MINUTES OF TWELVE From the prison bars lie was led to the gallows and assisted up the steps and on to the platform. Here, while his arms and legs were being pinioned, he showed no signs of trepridation or dread, and seemed as ignorant of his doom as though waiting the shifting of the curtain iu the show of a goblin world, or threading in a vacant stare the mazes of the distant stars. He said but little and that in an undertone with tine grinning smirk and unmeaning smile that he used on all occasions when he said any thing. THE LAST WORDS he spoke were, "Now Chris. Kenck will laugh," and these were said after his hands were pinioned and before the black cap wits thrown over his head. The trap was sprung by the Deputy Sheriff at four minutes before 12 o'clock, and the poor, unregenerate Avretch was hurled into eternity without a single motion or convulsive shiver. No limb moved and no muscle jerked, but the body bung below the trap a limp, lifeless mass. The surgeons, Drs. Morris and Leiser, at once commenced their tests, and at five minutes after 12 they announced that the pulsation had ceased. The body was then lowered into a coffin, which had been pre pared by George Hermann, and the rope dis engaged. It was then found that his neck was broken, and death had been instan taneous. The utmost good conduct prevailed, and the gnard of the Sheriff and the City Mar- j shal commanded the peace in the interest of law and order. The execution was witnessed by about fifty official persons and others, in- j vited according to the statute. s H. A M ONTANA SHEPHERDESS. Success Attending Miss Jennie Corson as a W ool Grower. Between Martinsdale and Oka, Meagher county, ' : the Montana Shepherdess," Miss Jennie Carson, has a finely located sheep ranch, with all the required and necessary appurtenances, which controls a large ex panse of feeding ground both for summer and winter. A correspondent of the River Press has recently visited the ranch, and speaks in the following terms of its lady owner and her management: "Miss Corson was formerly a book-keeper with P. B. Weare & Company, Chicago, where she made the ac quaintance of Mr. T. C. Power. Hearing some of the Commodore's eloquent discourses on the stock interests of Montana, she caught the fever and decided to invest, her project receiving the endorsement of her employers, who had full confidence in the young lady's business qualifications. Last summer she came up the river to Benton, and after look ing around awhile purchased the Milrea & Oleson band of sheep and ranch, paying for the same $10,000 cash. This spring she pur chased for $1,000 Severance & Hadley's ranch, just below her, and now' has probably as good a sheep ranch, taken altogether, as any in the Territory. On account of the rapid rise in the price of sheep and the increased value of good locations, Miss Corson could probably sell out to-day for twenty thousand dollars, so that it will be seen that she is six or seven thousand dollars ahead, over and above expenses, ou her investment already, aud she has been less than a year in the Ter ritory. Miss Corson is a bright, intelligent young lady of fine executive ability. She is manager in chief of the business, and the success already achieved shows she is fully equal to the task of "running" a sheep ranch. There are few young women who would do what she has done and do it well. Her heroism, and the world is not much amiss, must command the admiration of all. I Long may she flourish." Land Office Business. at 1 4 1 j The Helena Land Office is overrun with business. Both Register and Receiver are engaged early and late with their duties, which have increased enormously the past few months. Only one clerk is allowed, I whereas the business of the office well war- , rants the employment of at least three. Ap- : plications for an additional clerk are met | with the answer that there is no allowance ! available lor that purpose. It is next to im possible for Register or Receiver to leave the office even for a few days Avithout serious embarrassment. Nevertheless in the interest of settlers urgent to prove up on their loca -1 tions and to spare them the expense of a trip to Helena with witnesses which other wise would be required, the Land Officers in turn visit distant parts of tlie Territory, as they can best arrange, requiring in most cases an absence of a Aveek or ten days. Re ceiver Ballou soon proceeds to Southern Montana on one of the journeys, and will be at Dillon about the 14th of the month. After that Register Adkiuson goes in the opposite direction to Fort Benton. These gentlemen are probably the hardest Avorked officials in the Territory, and deserve some relief from the General Land Office if in any w r ay it can be granted. A Crucial Test. The severe chemical tests to which the various baking baking powders ha\'e from time to time been placed have been demon s I clearly to the public the relative mams of the different brands from an ana lytical point of view'. For instance, Dr. Love, the eminent Government Chemist, in | his analyses made the comparathe strength j ^ as follows : „ .... Cubic inches \ Gas Evolved. "Royal" (cream of tartar powder)..... 127.04 "Charm" (alum poAvder).... ............. 116.9 f "Dr. Price's................................. 102.06 "Snow Flake" (Groff's).................. 101.88 "C.E. Andrews & Co.'s (alum poAvder) 78.17 The Royal Baking powder was found, be sides being of absolute purity, to evolve the highest amount of leavening gas of any of tha powders tested, and hence it was placed at the head of the list and recom mended for Government use. But the crucial test of the kitchen is, af- ! ter all, the most satisfactory to the house- ! Ï keeper. A "baking powder that never fails to make light, sweet, wholesome and palatable bread, biscuit, cake, etc., upon all occasions, is the one that Avili be placed at the head of the list by the practical housewife, and re ceived into her kitchen for continuous use. This test the Royal Baking powder has stood for over twenty years without a single failure, and hence its reputation as the best baking powder made has spread from house to house, until its use has become as univer sal as its merits are unrivaled. Valuable Draft Horses. Messrs. Potts & Harrison yesterday re ceived a car load of Clydesdale and English draft horses, (tour stallions and four mares,) recently purchased iu the States and shipped by the Northern Pacific route to Bozeman and i hence led to Helena. These animals are among the most valuable of their kind yet brought to the Territory. The stallions are Prince of Wales (Clydesdale.) Hannibal, Grand Turk, and Duke of York, (English Draft. ) Th" mares are a span of Clydesdales and a span of English Draft, weighing re spectively 1,450 and 1,550 pounds each. About $15,000 is the sum invested in this horse purchase, which is one of the most im jrortant made this year for Montana. Eastern Montana Cattle Men. The Miles City Press figures up 295,000 head of cattle now feeding on the ranges tributary to that place. Thirty odd compa nies are the owners of these beef bands. M. H. & W. A. Murphy are credited with 60,000 head ; Grim ell Live Stock Company, 45,000; Brown, Haliett & Company, 40,000 ; Stod dard, Lampham & Howard, 20,000 ; Scott & Hanks, 20,000. Other owners are named who own from 12,000 head down to five hundred. to BREVITIES. —The steamer Rosebud will leave Benton for Bismarck about May 12th. —There are messages at the W. U. Tele graph office for C. H. Riche and C. H. Town send. — W. P. Turner, of Choteau, is on his re turn from the East with a car load of Jer sey cattle. —D. R. Mead has been appointed post master at Glendive. Montana, in place of N. Lawrence, present incumbent. —The Governor has declined to pardon John Leonard, alias Lannan, now serving a seven-years' term in the Deer Lodge peni tentiary for the crime of robbery. —The Northern Pacific road rims no emi grant trains like other Pacific roads. All emigrants are carried on the regular fast ex press, in neat and clean second-class cars. Henry Lumpp, convicted of the murder at Miles City in the second degree for kill ing Muggins Taylor, was sentenced last Sat urday by Judge Wade, to fifteen years in the penitentiary. —Charles Templin, a railroad employe at Marent's gulch, was brought into the hos pital at Missoula with a broken leg. He was at work on the ground, under the trestle, and was struck by a falling tim ber. —The mortality report of Helena for the months of March aud April shows the total number of deaths 10—March 2, April 8—di vided as follows : Consumption, 1 ; old age, 1 ; convulsions,2; heart disease, 1; diphtheria, 4 ; by violence, 1. —Some thirty indictments in all were ; found by the Custer county grand jury against the Hubbell-Robertson-Briggs board of commissioners and their associates. Hub bell, the boss of the gang, has personally to answer to about one-third of these indict ments. —Hubbell and Robertson's Custer county 1 warrants to the amount of $10,312, issued March 8th, alter they were deposed, were de j dared fraudulent and disallowed by Judge Wade. Of these warrants $3,000 were issued by Hubbell and Robertson to themselves and $500 more to Hubbell personally. —.Severance Bros., of Meagher county, brought out from the States this spring two I , : | ! -1 a imported Clydesdale stallions and six line brood mares. These animals are intended for the horse ranch recently purchased by Severance & Co. of Fred Alden, Smith River valley. A band of 150 horses was included in the purchase. ! j I : ! j his cattle j PERSONAL. — Col. W. W. Botkin, warden of the peni tentiary, came over from Deer Lodge yes terday on a business trip. —Col. J. A. Johnston, District Attorney for the Third Judical District, arrived home from Custer county last night. —Jesse Taylor arrived from range on the Teton yesterday, and found i here his young son, recently arrived from J I the States, awaiting to greet him. , —Mr. Robert Hale yesterday arriA'ed from the States, where he spent the past winter. ! He is looking as stout und rugged ns the] average Moutanian returning from a seA eral | Popeexpects tovisit Montana later in the j ^ ear an( j spend some time in fishing sports in the best of the trout season. \ _______ . _ __ f The Avant Courier says that "notwith rnonths' holiday. — W. H. Begley, formerly a resident of Montana, is now proprietor of the Begley House, Greenwood, Wisconsin, and we learn doing a good business. We are pleased to learn of his success. —Joseph P. Pope and wife left Helena this morning for Washington. They came from Florida here and have had a wintry experience ever since leaving the orange groves and everglades of the South. Mr. Bozeman Real Estate. standing the fact that the Northern Pacific has come and gone, as it were, our citizens do not appear to abate one iota of their faith in Bozeman real estate. Only two weeks ago an eighty-acre tract half a mile from town was sold for $10,000, and on Saturday last a thirty-acre tract directly north of it was pui'chased from W. H. Tracy by Messrs. ! Koch and Coo P t ' r for the sum of ! Ï 5 . 000 ^ rash - Purties^re now negotiating sales of property in the immediate vicinity at prices varying from $100 to $300 per acre. Town lots are also changing hands daily at prices ranging from $150 to $3,000 each, ac cording to location. The boom in Bozeman real estate has hardly set in yet." CAPTURE OF CREES. Escorted to Assinaboine and Across the Boundary. [special to the herald.] Fort Assinaboine, May 1.—Lieutenant John Anderson, with a mounted detachment from Company C, 18th U! S. Infantry, cap tured a party of Canadian Cre^ Indians, numbering about eighty, in th* the Bear PaAv Mountains, and them to this post. They had a few guns and ponies and are now on their "winding way" to the boundary. LIST OF LETTERS Remaining in the Post Office at Helena, Lewis and Clarke County. Montana Territory, on the 2d day May, 1883. When called for please say "adver tised." Akers William A Hinds Mr Anderson C Y Henderson J W Bruner Myron Johnson Johan Brnner Thomas C Kelly Daniel Brown A F Banning Robt H Cloutier Mons T Murphy Miss Annie Clancy Ed Mason William Colingwood Aarry Madison Washington Curry William Me© Isaac Donnelly H McDermott Kate L Doran C P Price R S Dobson Thomas Peterson John Donnelly Peter Rykes Samuel J Darrington Peter White J R Fraser Alex Russell J W Graham D. Sturgeon Hanry E Griffin J L Tregoing Miss Martha Gagnon Josoph Wanless Alfred Hamlin Geo Wood Jas H Hurlburt F T Washburn Jas Hutchinson Jack Thence • y ot lucted ; R. E. FISK. Postmaster. j I 7 ; A CHURCH APPEAL. Montana Described--Its Prospects and Needs>-Interesting Letter of a Bap tist Layman to Eastern Brethren. In the Journal and Messenger of Cincinna ti of April 18th we find an interesting letter from H. Knippenberg, General Manager of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, of Glendale, Montana. The writer speaks in glowing terms of the Territory and its future, and in the interest of the church here makes an earnest appeal for assistance for the Baptist denomination from the Home Mission Society. Mr Kuippenberg is a worthy gentleman and a high minded and devoted Christain, and his strong, eloquent words will carry much weight among churchmen in the States. We print the let ter as of much interest to many Herald readers : Glendale, M. T., March 29,1883. As I have carefully looked over our Terri tory from a business standpoint, my soul has been stirred within ni6 in behalf of the Home Mission Avork of the Baptist of Ameri ca. In the first place I think that our So ciety in New York, headed by that giant of a man, Dr. H. L. Morehouse, does not take iu the situation in its full scope, so far as this mighty and extensive Territory is concerned. Is it not a fact that this Territory is regard ed and looked upon as the land of "Bliz zards the land to Avhich one goes and tAvo leave ; the land that has hidden an Indian in every sage bush, a bear iu every cluster of Avillows,a murderer and highAvay man on every roadside ? I say, is not this the general feel ing East, and may not our society in New York have, in some measure, been educated up in this foolish idea of this country? In the second place, our Society in New York can only act and aid with money ; whatever the demands and however favorable these demands may be if met, the Society, without funds, is helpless. I therefore, make this appear in behalf of our Home Mission So ciety, Avhose grand Avork anti victories of the past is its glory. Is Montana worthy of our attention ? Has Montana a future ? I speak noAV as a Baptist, and say, without fear of contradiction, yes, thrice, yes ! Shall the land of sunshine, with its mighty and ever green A'alleys, its rapid flowing rivers and mountain brooks, its thousands of rich min eral-bearing, white-capped mountains ; its millions of head of cattle upon a thousand plains and hills, its growing and prosperous towns and almost cities, its enlightened and educated people, its love for law and order, be neglected? Shall we, can we, as Baptists, say such a land is not worthy our attention, such a land has no future ? I would to God that my appeal in behalf of the Great West, could be heard by every organization East that contemplates the erection of a line church, and take but one per cent, off the cost and donate that amount to the Home Mission Society. Such a course would cut down the pride of the organization East, and till hearts Avitli grace West. Possibly I may be mistaken, but my opin ! ion is, inside of four years Montana will j knock for admission as a State. Her popula tion to-day is doubtless GO, 000, and with the I completion of the Northern Pacific this year, who Avili say that in two years Mon : tana shall not have 150,000 people ! Has not ! Montana blessed America and the world ? j See the millions of dollars, in silver aud j gold, that her mountains have yielded; see i the cattle that are annually sent from here 8° th f East and the old country ! Will you, I in return, tell us that such a land is un , wor thy of attention, or has no business fu ture ? Turn to our business centers : ! Helena, the Capital, our pride, our beauti w ;th its 1,000 ; Deer Lodge, with its 1,00H; it of Glendale, with its 1,000; Virginia City, with its 1,000; Dillon, Avith its 1,000; Benton, with its 3,000 ; Miles City, with its 2,000, all, you might say, without a Baptist church, although a few of these have organizations. Helena to-day, under the leadership of our dear Pro. Wood, should haA-e $5,000 to com plete its Baptist church, and so command the attention of not only Helena but become the center of influence from which every Baptist in Montana shall receive strength, and have a feeling of denominational pride. I am not selfish in this matter. I make no appeal to-dayfor the Glendale church, but I appeal to every Baptist in America for our First Baptist church of Helena. Let that church be placed beyond every embarrass ment ; let its pastor be made to give himself wholly to the preaching of the Word of Life, and not to sadness because pecuniary obliga tions can not be met. I too have known Avhat it is to live iu a Christian city of the East, surrounded on every hand by churches and Sunday-schools. Duty has brought me here. Remember that soon your children, like mine, may come here also. Now I ask you, What will you do ? Shall they come and find no home for their soul ? I do not come to you as a preacher, but I come as a humble layman and business man, and ask you to consider the situation in its true light. Let the Home Mission Society receive your gifts and your blessings, for your children may soon need the blessings of the Home Mission Society. H. KNIPPENBERG. Important Land Decision. Washington, April 30— The Secretary of the Interior has rendered a decision iu Avhich he approves of the map of the defi nite location of the Northern Pacific Ra 5 l wa ^ through the Rocky Mountain Division, filed July 6th, 1882. The line so approved departs from the line of the general route at Gallatin City and unites with it again at the Little Blackfoot. One effect of the change has between this point is to shorten the line some forty-three miles. It will also have the effect to release from the land grant and restore to the public domain more than ; a million acres of land. MCFARLAND—MILLER—In this city, April 26th, by the Rev. F. T. Webb, Mr. J. H. McFarland to Miss Mary Miller. WARNER—STANRIDGE—At Sunset, Ixjwer Elk Creek, April 22nd, by G. W. Brock. J. P., Mr. Orren C. Warner and Miss Beniettie Staudri Ige. RODGERS—WRIGHT.—At Benton, April 23d, 1883, by Bishop Brewer, Mr. Al. E. Rodgers to Miss Phcebe Wright. LUCE.—In Helena. April 29th, 1883, to the wife o' Henry Luce, a daughter. SHERMAN.—In Bozeman, April 22, 1883, to the wife of Mr. D. F. Sherman, a daughter. GILCHRIST.—In Bozeman, April 25, 1683, to the wife of Mr. F. L. Gilchrist, a daughter. PEASE.—Near Bozeman, April 22, 1883, to the wife of Mr. J. E. Pease, a son. HAY—At Dewey's Flat, April 17,1883, to Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Hay, a daughter. CLARK—In Butte, Montana, April 25th, 1883, at 10:30 o'clock, a. m., to H. S. and Laura Clark, a son. SCANNELL.—In Helena. April 29, 1883. Katie Seannell, aged 14 years. SCANNELL— In Helena, April 30, 1S83, Michael Seannell, aged 11 yean. SCANNELL.—In Helena, May 1. 1883, Nellie Seannell, aged 12 years. KIRK.—In Bozeman, April 19, 1883, of heart disease, John Kirk. DAVIS.—In Bozeman, April 20, 1883, Blanche, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Davis, aged 7 months.