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The Woman'* Christian Temperance
Union of Montana, Whoie First
Anniversary was Held in
Helena, August 19 and
20, 1884, Send the
Following Appeal
to the Citizens of
this Territory.
Frieml^of Humanity and Truth:—We
appeal to you in behalf of your own inter
ests, your homes, and the highest welfare
of our rapidly growing Territory. We
voice not alone the wishes of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union of Montana,
with its eight local uniftns or auxiliary
societies. We voice the appeal of more
than one hundred thousand highminded
and loyal women connected with the two
thousand five hundred and eighty four
local societies scattered through the forty
eight States and Territories, having thir
teen separate departments and many sul>
departments of systematized labor, whose
declaration of principles are:
first—Total abstinence from all intoxi
cants for the individual.
Second—Prohibition of the manufacture |
and sale of all spirituous and malt liquors
in the States and Territories.
Third—Temperance franchise for wom
an equally with man.
1. We ask you to remember that public
sentiment, which rules society, is fostered
in the home life, and that in the homes of
our country are laid the foundations of our
State and National Governments.
We urge, therefore, the great import
ance of inculcating and practicing the
principles of temperance in the home of
childhood, that realm of life's formative
period where the mother rules as queen
and puts her fashioning hands on the fu
ture destiny of her home and country.
We call attention to the frequent use of
intoxicants as a medicine, when something
far better and cheaper are just as easily ob
tained, and can be used without any of
the deleterious effects of alcohol.
2. We call to your notice the well estab
lished fact, according to actuary reports,
and life insurance tables, that the average
life of an intemperate man is less than
twenty years. "Prevention is belter than
cure." * It is far easier to prevent our
youth from becoming drunkards than to
reform our inebriates.
We, therefore, appeal to you for all legit
imate assistance in securing the introduc
tion of temperance text books in our pub
lic schools, that our children may be in
structed in temperance hygiene.
3. We point you to the 250,000 licensed
dram shops of our country which averages
one place'of misery, sorrow, anu a nursery
of crime to every two hundred of our pop
We call to your mind that these are all
sanctioned and indorsed by municipal and
State authorities, under which they are
protected; that we have the most unim
peachable authority for declaring that the
rum traffic causes the levy of three fourths
of all the taxes and produces seven-eighths
of all the crime in our land ; and that, by
an incontrovertible law of logic, to license
the rum traffic, is also licensing the results
of the traffic.
We, therefore, ask your help in seeking
to destroy the strength of the liquor traffic
in Montana, by annulling the law which
protects it.
4. While the formation of a distinct
Prohibition party may not be wise at
present, we ask your co operation in en
deavoring to secure candidates for the
next Territorial Legislature who will stand
squarely and unequivocally for temper
ance, irrespective of any other party affili
ation. The men who will give us laws for
the protection of our homes, our property,
and our lives, are the safest legislators to
care for the educational, social and finan
cial interests of our Territory, all of which
are largely affected by the curse of intem
perance, and vastly incommensurate with
it in point of financial expenditure.
5. We ask for your influence in secur
ing a clause in the proposed Constitution
of our Territory, now looking towards ad
mission to the sisterhood of States, prohib
iting the sale and manufacture of intoxi
cating drinks.
The most conspicuous feature of legisla
tive temperance work at the present time
is along the line of constitutional
amendment, and the experience of the
States now engaged in this work teaches
us that our most favored opportunity is in
the first framing of the State Constitution,
and not in its subsequent amendment.
With not far from two thousand Good
Templars in the Territory, with the moth
ers in our homes, the primary source of
public opinion, and with the aid of many
temjierance people not yet enrolled under
our banner, we may create a public senti
ment and effect at this time what may
cause long years of delay if the present
opportunity is neglected.
If it be said that prohibition does not
absolutely prohibit, so it can be said that
education does not fully educate, nor civ
ilization civilize, nor Christianity Christ
ianize. But every intelligent person knows
that fairly enforced prohibition does ren
der intoxication more difficult, thereby
lessening vice and crime, and does so far
save our children from the "snares of the
fowler and from a noisome pestilence that
walketh in darkness, and a destruction
that wasteth at noonday."
0. We appeal to all ministers and
churches in Montana to use unfermented
wine in the celebration of the Lord's Sup
per, since it is an undisputed fact that
some "weak" brethren have had slumber
ing appetites awakened by the use of fer
mented wine in this ordinance, and since
the world is looking to you for an exam
ple in this great reform, now so largely oc
cupying the attention of all intelligent
minds, we make this appeal on the broad
ground of Christian expediency, and hu
man welfare, occupied by the Apostle
Paul when he said, "if meat make my
brother to offend, 1 will eat no flesh while
the world standeth, lest I make my broth
er to offend. "
The unfermented wine can lie obtained
just as easily and more cheaply than any
other, anil we believe we have the concur
rence of all good people when we assert
that the dying love of our Divine Master is
more fitly commemorated in the use of that
which he called "the fruit of the vine,"
than the questionable use of what contains
that poisonous element, alcohol, which has
become the greatest curse of modern times.
?. We ask you to discountenance and
discourage, in all proper ways, the use of
It is a fact, established by unimpeachable
authority, that the use of tobacco, in any
form, is not only an obnoxious and expen
sive habit, but creates an unnatural thirst,
and is a stepping stone down to intemper
In evidence of this statement we point
to the fact that the revenue tax on tobacco
in the State of Maine last year was seven
teen cents per capita, while the general av
erage for the whole country was $1^ per
capita. Maine is a prohibitory State
whose average whisky tax was four cents
per capita, while the average tax for each
inhabitant of the whole country was #1.40.
One of the States (New Jersey) has already
made it a penal offence to sell cigarettes to
boys, thus stopping one of the avenues of
the greatest of all evils.
S. We also call your thoughtful consid
eration to the kindred evil of using opium,
a poison which, though it curses the home
ot its victim less, degrades and curses the
victim himself even more, if possible, than
Since the Orient and the Occident are
uniting in our great temperance work,
which already belts the globe, we appeal
to you in behalf of the many victims to
this degrading opium evil among the Chi
nese and other Asiatics in our Territory.
9. Since literature is the most fertile
source of information and education
among inteligent people, we appeal for
your pecuniary assistance in flooding our
Territory with interesting and attractive
temperance literature, which, while it in
structs our youth in the principles of so
briety and good citizenship, will also help
to supplant the vast amount of corrupt
reading which is so alarmingly violating
the facile minds of our rising generation.
Temperance literature of the kind we
have indicated is so marvelously cheap
that any person actuated by a missionary
spirit could supply a small neighborhood
for a year with the money ordinarily ex
pended by a tobacco user in a single
Any one wishing for such kind of tem
perance ammunition can be supplied, di
rect. by writing to Julia Coleman,^ Super
intendent of Literary Department, 72 Bible
House, New York City.
10. Since the strength of the liquor
traffic is in the law which licenses and
protects it, and since law is.the result of a
sentiment expressed by the ballot, we
therefore appeal to you finally to aid us in
securing the right to that ballot, on an
equality with man, on all matters affecting
temperance and school legislation, that we
may protect our homes from our direst
foe. And we ask you not to reverse the
divine order by putting the question of
expediency before that of principle by ask
ing "Is it best?" instead of "Is it right?"
If we have the moral right to protect our
own homes, as the rum traffic has the legal
right to assail them, then we modestly ask
your assistance in securing our rights,
leaving any and all questions of expediency
to the solution of an all-wise and overrul
ing Providence.
Mbs. R. H. IIowey, Prest.
Mrs. Jas. Kirkpatrick, Secretary,
Dillon. Montana.
Points cf Interest for Intending Montana
Exhibitors—Names of the Local Com
missioners in Several Counties.
The work of making arrangements for
the collection of the ore from this Terri
tory for exhibition at New Orleans is ac
tively progressing. Under the direction of
Commissioners Clark and Harris, the writer
will visit each productive mining district
in the Territory, where, aided by the local
commissioners, it is hoped he will be able
to make such a collection of precious and
base metal specimens as will fairly and
fully represent the quality and productive
capacity of all important properties in
every part of the Territory. The com
missioners of other States and Territories
are actively at work in preparing their ex
hibits and are laboring strenuously to se
cure the best possible display. In any
competitive test of material mineral
wealth between the Territories, no reason
exists that Montana should not receive the
first distinction, provided our mine owners
will earnestly co-operate with the general
and local commissioners in the matter of
securing ore in accordance with in- j
structions. I
All the mineral exhibits from the Terri- j
tories promise to be of unusual interest ; j
but while in the delicacy, beauty or rarity
of some of their ores, other Territories may ;
have a slight advantage, it may be posi- j
tively stated that no collection of ore will j
be on exhibition which in the strength, j
richness and productiveness, extent or per- j
manence of the mines represented, will ap
proach the display in the Montana pavil- |
lion. The superior resources of Montana
can be made plain to the world in no way :
so conclusively as by a representative ex- !
position of its mineral wealth at New Or
leans by means of large specimens of char- j
acteristic ore. The attention ot capital
can lie drawn to the opportunities here [
afiorded for investment only by extensive :
legitimate and honest advertising tor which
the Worlds Fair will present such golden ■
chances. |
To these facts I would respectfully call
the attention of mining men throughout
the Territory. From every producing mine
a sample of liberal size and good quality
should be sent as directed below.
Messrs. Clark and Harris have appointed
in each county two assistant commissioners
who will co-operate with the writer in the
collection of ore and who will raise lunds
for the boxing of the same and shipment
to some central point on the railroad lines.
Owing to the limited means on band I find
it impossible personally to visit every mine
in the Territory, particularly in those
regions remote from the railroad lines. If
the owners of such properties will kindly
forward their samples to the assistant com
missioners of the several counties in which
they reside, they may rest fully assured
that their mines will be conscientiously
represented if they will comply with the
following directions: 1st, send nothing
but good sized samples, numbering each
one ; then on a slip of paper, which should
be sent to the assistant commissioners, give
the following information regarding each
sample: Depth of shaft, number and
length of levels, average width of vein,
assay value of sample, average value of
ore produced, character of formation, name
and location of mine and district, name of
owner. If this information be plainly and
correctly stated, care will be taken that the
ore will be properly relabeled and plainly
described in the pamphlets which will be
printed for distribution from the Montana
pavillion for the benefit of visitors. All
developed mining districts will be visited
and the collection personally made when
possible. Exhibitors will confer a favor by
boxing their own ores and shipping them
to the local commissioners. The expense
individually would be insignificant.
Specimens of any size will be received
of from 10 to 100 pounds and larger, in
case of exceptional richness, beauty or
mineralogical interest. Smaller pieces q£
any size will also be received if of any
interest on account of quality, variety or
other important feature. The bulk of the
mineral exhibit, it is hoped, will be made
up of large, solid blocks of ore represent
ing strong ledges and extensive and profit
able ore bodies. In these respects Mon
tana beats the world, and now is presented
the opportunity to prove it. It is hoped
that no mine will be represented which is
not a meritorious property, either with a
record of a profitable producer, or with an
ore showing which justifies a confident
hope of remuneration for labor and capital
expended. Neither the commissioners nor
the Territory can afford to take the respon
sibility of the slightest misrepresentation.
The Montana collection will not be made
on the Colorado plan and the troubles of
Colorado will not then be visited upon
The names of the local commissioners,
so far appointed by General .Harris and Mr.
. W. A. Clark, are aa follows:
t Lewis and Clarke county, T. C. Power,
Prof. C. G. Swallow ; Jefferson county,
John Longmaid ; Meageher county, Dr.
Rotwitt and A. M. Easier ; Choteau county,
Timothy E. Collins; Custer county, Joseph
Leighton : Dawson county, David R. Mead
and Jno. R. Tingle ; Missoula county, W.
E. Bass and Frank E. Woody ; Beaverhead
county, B. F. White and H. Knippenberger;
Madison county, C. L. Dahler and Henry
Elling ; Silver Bow county, R. B. Wallace
and H. C. Kessler ; Deer Lodge county, J.
C. Savery and F. D. Brown. Respectfully,
A lady friend the other day told us how
to preserve plums, and here is the process
adopted by her : Pierce the skins of the
plums with a large needle; take one
pound of sugar to one pound of plums,
boil the sugar with a tea cupful of water
for twenty minutes, put in the plums and
and let them simmer very gently for
twenty minutes or half an hour ; put into
pots. If in a day or two the syrup looks
watery, pour it off, boil again twenty
minutes, and pour over the plums.
We noticed the other evening an affec
tionate parent chastising his child by ap
plying his big hand vigorously to its little
tender ear. This is all wrong. Numerous
incidents are recorded where serious re
sults, often permanent injury,have followed
such punishment. Nature has provided
every little child with a place where cor
poral punishment may be safely adminis
tered, and every observing parent should
know that that place is not located on the
head. Don't box your child's ears ; it is a
barbarous and brutal punishment.
It is in order now for candidates to slip
to the front to fill the following offices in
Lewis and Clarke county: Two members
of the Council, three members of the House
in conjunction with Jefferson, Sheriff, Pro
bate Judge, Assessor, County Clerk and
Recorder, Treasurer, Coroner, Surveyor,
one County Commissioner, Superintendent
of common schools, Public Administrator.
These officers are all important and the
very best men in the county should be
nominated to fill them, so that the people
will make no mistake in selecting the
right man on election day. A good ticket
will command respect and support.
The custom of carrying deadly weapons
in our every day life is a foolish one. There
are times, it is true, in every one's rustling
among the Rockies when a six-shooter
would be a convenient friend, but to make
a practice of carrying a pistol or revolver
in our towns and cities in our daily routine
of business should be done away with.
The statutes of Montana wisely provide a
penalty for any person to carry upon his
person any dirk, dagger, pistol, revolver or
other deadly weapon, and any person vio
lating this act shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be
punished by a fine of not less than ten
dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.
Peace officers in the discharge of their
official duties are exempt from the pro
visions of the act.
Among laws passed by the Montana
Legislature assembled in 1883 can be
found the following, which probably has
escaped the attention of the persons who
should be on the lookout for the boys. The
act reads as follows : "Any person or per
sons who, keeping a saloon or dram shop,
or gaming house, or other place of resort
wherein intoxicating liquors are sold by
retail, or games of chance are played, sh all
permit any minor to resort to or stop
therein, shall be deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor, and, upon conviction thereof in
any court of competent jurisdiction, shall
be fined in any sum not less that- ten dol
lars nor more than one hundred dollars, or
be imprisoned in the county jail not less
that one nor more than thirty days, or by
both fine and imprisonment." The proper
officers should see that this law is rigidly
The Legislative Assembly in 1883
passed a new apportionment bill, which
provides that the members of the Coun cil
and House of Representatives shall be ap
portioned to the several counties of the
Territory as follows: Council—Beaver
head county, one member; Custer, one;
Deer Lodge, one; Gallatin, one; Dawson
and Yellowstone (jointly) one; Choteau,
one; Meagher, one ; Missoula, one; Lewis
and Clarke, one ; Jefferson, one ; Madison,
one ; Silver Bow, one. House of Repre
sentatives—Beaverhead county, one mem
ber; Custer, two; Yellowstone, one; Cho
teau, one ; Dawson, one ; Deer Lodge, two;
Gallatin, three ; Jefferson, one ; Lewis and
Clarke, two ; Madison, one ; Meagher,two;
Missoula, two ; Silver Bow, three; Lewis
and Clarke and Jefferson, one member
jointly; Madison and Btaverhead one
member jointly.
It may not be generally known but it is
nevertheless a fact that the trotting record
has been lowered bat 161 seconds in the
last forty years, and just 10 seconds in the
last twenty-five years, and this time covers
a period in which the most remarkable
speed has been attained. In 1850 Flora
Temple's 2.19} was considered very fast,
and a few years prior to that 2.251 was a
big achievement. Dexter brought the
record down to 2.17J, and Goldsmith
Maid lowered it to 2.14. Rarus dropped
three-quarters of a second on the Maid,
and St. Julien was crowned king of the
turf for trotting a mile in 2.11 J. Maud S.
made 2.10J ami subsequently 2.101, when
Jay-Eye-See cut under her time and made
a mile in 2.10. Maud S. then reduced the
record to 2.09J, where it remains. There
can be no doubt that with superior breed
ing and training the record will be brought
down to two minutes, and this before many
On Wednesday next, September 10th, the
Old-Timers of Montana will assemble in
Helena for the purpose of forming an asso
ciation and having a good time generally
in a rehearsal of the days of "Auld Lang
Syne." This meeting will be a good thing
for the "old boys" and will be especially
interesting and beneficial to those who
come to these parts within the past few
years. In a few years these old land marks
of frontier civilization will cross over the
"Main Range" of human life and pass on
to their home beyond the sky, and it is
important that they leave a record of the
trials and privations they endured in mak
ing these Western wilds a fit habitation
for their fellow-men. The story of each
pioneer's life should be accurately written
down for history. Let every Old-Timer be
present and answer to roll-call on Wednes
day next.
In conversation with a "horse-man," one
who has had long experience among race
horses, he told how old horses are made to
look like first-class animals, and how they
conld be made to change their natures and
actions in more ways than one. "I will
give you a few pointers," said he, "that
may be of advantage to the horse-loving
and horse-dealing Herald readers and
may be of interest to them at this time. In
either selling or purchasing a 'horse,' for
instance, to make him appear as though he
were foundered, take a fine wire and fasten
it tight around the fetlock, between the
foot and the heel, and smooth the hair over
it ; in twenty minâtes the horse will show
lameness. Do not leave it on over nine
hours. To make a horse go lame, take a
single hair from his tail, put it through
the eye of a needle, then lift the front leg
and press the skin between the outer and
middle tendon or cord, and shove the nee
dle through ; cut off the hair on each side
and let the foot down, and the horse will
go lame in 20 minutes. To make a horse
stand by his food and not take it, grease
the front teeth and the roof of his mouth
with common beef tallow, and he will not
eat until you wash it out. To cure one of
'crib,' or sucking wind,saw between the up
per teeth to the gums. If you desire to
put a young countenance on an old stager,
make an incision in the sunken place over
the eye, insert the point of a goose-quill
and blow it up, close the external wound
with a thread, and the job is completed.
To get rid of the heaves in a horse, give
him a dose of about a quarter of a pound
of bird-shot, and he will not heave until
they passthrough him, and that will not be
for some time. If you desire to give the
animal the appearance of having the glan
ders, melt four ounces of fresh butter and
pour it into one of his ears, and he will
shortly after portray all the symptoms of a
bad case of glanders. To distinguish be
tween distemper and glanders, the dis
charge from the nose in glanders will sink
in the water, and in distemper it floats. If
you desire to purchase a true-pulling horse
cheap, and if the party is desirous of sell
ing, if you are at all smart in a jockey
trick, you can easily maneuver to make
the animal a balky one by taking one
ounce of the tincture of cantharides, one
drachm of corrosive sublimate and bathe
his shoulders at night ; he will remain
balky for a day or two. To put a lame
horse in shape, make a small incision about
half way from the knee to the joint, on
the outside of the leg, and at the back
part of the shin-bone you will find a small
white tendon or cord ; cut it off' close to
the external wound with a stitch, and he
will walk off on the hardest pavement and
not limp a particle. To tame an unruly
horse, take oil of cinnamon, oil of rhodium
and horse-castor ; keep separate in air
tight bottles ; rub a little of the oil of
cinnamon on your hand and approach the
horse on the windward side, so that he can
smell the cinnamon ; the horse will then
let you come up to him without trouble ;
rub your hand gently on the horse's nose
getting a little oil on it ; he will follow you;
give him a little of the castor on a piece
of sugar or apple, get a few diops ot the
rhodium on his tongue, and he is your ser
vant. He will follow you like a dog. I
guess I have told you enough for this time.
There are tricks in all trades but ours."
Extraordinary Inventions by Peni
tentiary Inmates—Transit at the
Rate of 200 miles an Hour
Automatic Contrivances of
Pronounced Merit—Over
tures for Freedom—Lib
erty Earned and the
Price Ready to
be Paid.
To the Editor of the Herald :
Deer Lodue Penitentiary, Sept. 4th,
1884.—Will you kindly spare us space in
your columns for a communication which
cannot but interest the many ?
For some time past, and in fact almost
since the time of our incarceration, we
have given the greater part of our thoughts
and time to the consideration of an inven
tion, which we can reduce to practical
working, and which, we claim, is destined
to revolutionize all present methods lor
transmission of mail and all other matter,
which is at present carried by rail and
writer. The points of super-excellence in
our invention are as follows : Ihe moving
of a body of matter of from, say, one ton,
or upwards, at such velocity as cannot be
attained by prevailing steam-propelled
mechanism, namely, (200) two hundred
miles per hour. This idea has had incep
tion in the minds of many eminent inven
tors, but none have yet brought it to suc
cessful issue, as we claim, and will demon
strate that we have.
This method which we have discovered,
of conveying matter any distance, (quantity
or weight not limited,) would be of para
mount importance to the Government, for
transmission of the U. S. Mails to and
from all parts of the United States. Bos
ton or New York mail could be landed in
San Francisco in fifteen hours or less from
time of departure. An extraordinary
statement, probably, but we shall yet show
its truth.
The progressive 19th century has evolv
ed from the matrix of mechanical and
scientific possibilities many inventions,
each of which, on its appearance, was en
tirely as extraordinary in its nature as is
this of ours. We refer to the printing
press, the (perfected) steam engine, the
sewing machine, the telegraph, telephone
and phenograph, and many others, but
these are the chief.
Our method would enable the United
States to have the most expeditions and
cheapest system for transmission of mails
known to the world. The economy of our
system, as compared with the prevailing
one of steamboat and rail, would result in
a saving to the government of immense
sums yearly, beside which no losses would
be incurred in any manner, our system
For the next thirty days I will
sell at COST for SPOT CASH,
to make room for Fall Ship
being almost invincible in its protection
against theft, fire or water destruction ; no
collision of trains or boats.
We can easily transmit by this system
at the rate of two hundred miles per hour,
and may greatly surpass that speed—
stoppages included in our calculations—
over almost any kind of country, the most
mountainous not notably detracting from
the speed guaranteed.
We have, during time not devoted to
this, our chief invention, been engaged
upon several others, two of which, we sub
mit, having been successful in perfecting
them: An automatic, self-measuring
medicine bottle, for the accurate measure
ment of doses, any size required, automatic
in action, and correct. It has received
approbation of Munn & Co., of the Seien- j
title American, and is now before the Patent
Office at Washington. Messrs. Munn &
Co. are sanguine of its value as a useful in
A self-adjustable opera chair,a most use
ful invention for opera houses, theatres and
all public buildings ; a chair automatic in
action, which eliminates the dangers in
curred by the occupants of a hall or the
atre, in the inevitable panic which succeeds
an alarm of fire. It is self-folding, rests on
a pivotal support, and, in a panic, can be
swung by the slightest touch to give egress
in any direction of the people, who can,
with this chair in use, make aisles through
any part of the sitting space, obviating the
necessity of climbing over seats, and mak
ing exit before those above can jump down
upon them.
We have very correct drawings of our
inventions, but are unable to construct
actual working models, simply because this
place is a prison, not a laboratory or work
The reader will note that the invention
on which we chiefly rest our cause is the
first mentioned in this paper.
Now for onr motive in thus acquainting
the public with our inventions. Men in
prisons have sought and gained executive
clemency, on perfecting inventions not
one-twentieth the value of our first herein
described, which is an invention of national
importance, and could be made of great
utility and advantage to the U. S. Govern
ment and of inestimable benefit to the Na
tion, and especially of remunerative ad
vantage to any individual or corporation
sufficiently enterprising to assist in the
furtherance of our designs.
We humbly represent and will demon
strate to any^iereon or persons interested
that we speak truly in the above, and if
free men, or in such a position as to render
us able to experiment on our inventions,
we would shortly have a working model of
it. "We are perfectly satisfied that if we
were free we could bring our transmitter
toa successful issue. Circumscribed as are our
limits and present powers, we are unable,
here, to make a practical showing. We
take the scientific papers, and know just
what we have and whereof we speak.
Our proposition is a fair one, an even ex
change. For our freedom we will give to
the Nation an invention which will be ot
incalculable benefit to all. We want none
to take for granted our statements, but
come to us and examine our drawings, and
hear further explanations. Of course, we
extend this invitation to none but those
who are responsible gentlemen, not triflers,
who will, if convinced of its practicability,
assist us in the matter, and eventually es
tablish this system of lightning-like trans
portation in the interest of a gratefully ap
preciative people.
When at large we were sober, industrious
men with families, and had not the time
to put our thoughts entirely to inventions,
as we have since our incarceration. From
these discoveries of ours others will eman
ate for obvious reasons.
We claim, by reason of all the foregoing,
*,hat our services in mechanical and scien
tific inventions are worth eminently more
to the public than is counter-balanced by
the demand of the law for our further im
prisonment, besides we have each served
quite a part of our respective sentences,
and by continued jgood conduct have
earned a right to popular consideration.
We are so confident of the ultimate suc
cess of our transmitting apparatus that we
are quite willing to accept a conditional
pardon, the conditions of which shall be,
that in the event of our failure to carry it
to successful completion and operation
within a specified time we forfeit our lib
erty. We beg our Governor to make a
note of this. W T e ask any monied men
who may read this communication to
make inquiry of us and investigate our
claims. They may find it beneficial to
them. Since our confinement we have
discovered many strange methods of con'
trolling force, and this our greatest inven
tion yet will be followed by others may
hap greater.
If free we could produce actual working
models of our different inventions, of which
we have at present, as before stated, very
correct drawings. Those wishing to see
them aud hear further explanation, with a
view to joining us in the patenting and
profits of said inventions, may do so at any
time, by application to our warden, Mr. E.
G. Creel, who kindly gives us this latitude.
With many apologies to the Herald
for absorbing so much of its valuable space,
we announce our conclusion, hoping this
article may receive the attention ftorn its
many readers, and feeling that, by publi
lication of this, a great service shall be ren
dered us. Territorial and other United
States newspapers please copy.
Deer Lodge Penitentiary, Deer Lodge, Montana.
In the lead with bottom prices,
otferinglinducements for you
to buy your goods from first
hands. Give us a call.
TTTt T .Tlivr A r ■■■>■»> MONTANA.
dly-janl _
Cloaks and Suits, Autumn and Winter
We have opened our second importation, comprising varied and extensive
assortments, at most REASONABLE prices.
No season prior to this have we made purchases so extensive, and we feel assured that our ef.
forts will meet with the approval of all purchasers. We have not forgoUen the little folks in our
We only show Styles and FashionsTmade expressly for us.
Latest Styles of Youman's Derby Hats, always
on hand. We are closing out our Boot
and Shoe Department, and offer great
Bargains to purchasers.
MAIN STREET.............HELENA. Jf. T.
Call and See Them!
Contractors, Builders, and Dealers in all Kinds of Building Material, Etc.
Cheapest place in Helena to buy Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings, and all kinds
of Doors and Window Openings.
Orders from the country solicited, and prompt attention given to the same for
• shipment by wagon or rail.
Lower Main Street, - HELENA, MONTANA.
The Leading House of the city in
The stock of Furniture embraces all grades and prices, from a
common wood seat chair to an elegant Parlor or Bedroom Suite
while in the
Can be found an immense stock of Velvets, Body and Tap y Brussels.
3-Plys, Ex-Supers, Cotton Chains, Rags, Hemps, Mattings, etc., etc,
Smyrna, Velvet, and Tap'y Rngs and Mats.
With Borders and Centers to match. To all of which may he added
an endless variety of Housefurnishing Goods. The whole compris
ing, altogether, the most complete stock in the city.
BEING THE HEAVIEST SHIPPER in the above 11»«** In Ik*iTerrlwrjr.
from first hands and shipping: In nnbroken ear-laad lots.Thereby *e
lowest freight rates, enables me to name eiosesi priées. shade*
* Bnd of earpets. making and hanging tnrnJce*-Mj*1'*'
I.aee I urtains. etc., ete.. a specialty. \ cordial invitation extended to «•
amine goods, and compare prices.
Very Respectfully, ARTHUR P. CURTIN-

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