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From the Dailv Herald of September 8. Death of James Weir. For some time the friends of Mr. James Weir of Helena, who had been lying dangerously ill at White Sulphur Springs, haddispaired of his life- The sad news of his death which took place on Sat urday afternoon was telegraphed from Townsend on Sunday morning by Lawrence Daily who had brought the remains that far the night before en route to Helena. Mr. Weir had been a patient sufferer from chronic rheumatism which finally concentrated in one of his legs rendering necessary, whenever the con That amputation dition of the patient would permit, time never came in the opinion of his phj * sicians ami he succumbed to the fell de stroyer, beloved and mourned by the many friends he had made in this the country of his adoption. Mr. Weir was a native of Scotland and was a man of fine education, hating tjuali tied as a physician at one of tbe eminent Preferring the Universities ol Glasgow. drug business to practicing his profession he studied pharmacy and became a pro ficient pharmaceutist in California.to which State he migrated at an early day when that country first became the Eldorado of the West. From transacting the drug business in California lie started out to the new Eldo rado in Montana with a stock of drugs in wagons. He, in partnership with Mr. Francis Pope, was a successful druggist iu Helena for many years. He was a bachelor in the prime of life and esteemed for his many personal and social qualities. His remains were brought to Helena yes terdav morning by rail and deposited in a t ]_ CA sket and guarded in the Masonic Temple until 10 o'clock to-day. when his funeral took place. I uiImt I'alladiiio and the Itlack Feet. it was with a heart full of joy that Father Palladino announced yesterday to the Cathedral congregation that his late visit to the Blackfeet nation had been crowned with success, so far as rescuing some fifty little Indian boys and girls from starvation and suffering. The Father said that he had been to tbe country of the Blackfeet, where tli> sad spectacle still ex isted of premature death from the effects of want of food. That through and by the authority of the Indian Department at Washington, he was permitted to take twenty-five boys aud twenty-five girls of the Piegan Indians for their maintenance and education to the St. Ignatius Mission, in Missoula county. That the children would arrive in camp, at Helena, to-day aud to-morrow, under proper convoy aud remain here until they could be got ready to take the cars for their destination. With a sad heart the Rev. Father related that their condition was pitiable and that they were partly naked aud hungry. They will Y»e prepared here as fast as possible with clothing, food, etc., and for this purpose he made an appeal for cast-off clothing, of both male and female, and for blankets and comforts, and such things as the con gregation and other good people of Helena were deposed to give. Bundles of clothing, etc., may be sent to the Bishop's residence to-day and to-morrow. There is no house hold in Helena but what has clothing, lied- j ding, etc., that have been cast aside and cannot lie utilized in their families. .Such things can now be put to good use, and many a suffering Indian child will be happy in their new clothes. Excursion to the Yellowstone Park. S. G. Fulton, General Agent of the Northern Pacific railroad, has arranged for another excursion to the National Park where visitors cau avail themselves of round trip tickets good for ten days. I The sale of tickets will continue for a ! week commencing September 14th and ending the 21st. Tickets lor the round ! trip will be soldat one and , one-fifth of the regular rate one way. There can lie no more delightful season thau that of fhe "sear aud yellow leaf," when the hues of the i i i i grand old forests blend so beautilully with the evergreen, to visit the wonders of Wonderland. That time or season will in clude the excursion which will be one of the most delightful imaginable. Down the Missouri. j 1 Excursionists who want to visit the grandest scenery in the Rocky Mountains will he glad to know that Judge Hilger is prepared with two boats to carry parties from ten to twenty-four miles down through the "Gate of the Mountains," over the lovliest water-way in the world. Per sons or parties uot less than ten can leave Helena at an early hour, drive to Judge Hilger's house by 10 o'clock, take boats through the canyon and be landed under the shadow of the Great Bear Tooth where they will take the trail and join their wagons on top of the hill aud home to Helena before dark. Masonic Temple Mathias «Sc lleineliu, architects, were the successful competitors for the award of U-'5U for approved plans for the new Ma sonic Temple and are thereby the suj>er vising architects. Messrs. Hahn <Sc M irth have been award ed the stonework of the basement aud first tier of joists. After the largest excavation ever made in Helena of earth and rock w °rk under the indomitable energy and per>« verence of John Hill aud his hard working lieutenants, it is ready for the stone-masons and stone-cutters. i lie excavation was made under many obstacles o! wet weather and slow work on account ol blasting rock in the midst of ' xposed doors and windows of business bouses and numerous citizens passing up and down the sidewalks. 11,0 rock-work measured 1,800 yards and the dirt 800. When completed, after the approved plans, the building will be sub stantial. beautiful and commodious. From the Dailv Herald of September 9. CYRUS W. FIELD. The («rent Projector and Principal Owner of the First Atlantic Cable Visits Helena. Yesterday, by invitation of Mr. Field, S. T. Hanser, W. F. Sanders, and I. D. Mc Cutcheon aud wife made a pleasant party to Wickes, where they examined the works and mines of the Helena Mining and Reduction works. Returning to Helena the strangers of the party put in the rest of the day taking in the sights in and about the city. Mr. Field, who is travel ing by special car on the Northern Pacific, is accompanied by his wife and two daugh ters and two grandsons. His daughter, Mrs. Lindley, in company with Mrs. W. F. Sanders and Miss Sanders, visited the Fair Grounds in the afternoon. Mrs. Lindley expressed herself as de lighted and surprised at the gorgeous dis play of the handiwork of the ladies at Floral Hall. Returning to their special car in the evening Mr. Field was visited by several of the leading citizens before ,. ! the arrival of the train from the east at 8 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Field, Mrs. Judson, Mrs. Lindley, and two grandsons were a ; pleasant party that held a reception on their car before starting West last evening, to a number of Helena's ladies and gentle men, who called upon the distinguished travelers to bid them good-bye. The party was joined by Mr. J. M. Hall, of New York, and at the regular time for starting the special was coupled on to the Pacific ex press for California. The Handsome Thins To the Editor of the Herald. HP.IXA, M. T., Septemlier 9,1884. Having been mentioned as a candidate before the approaching Republican County Convention for the office of Sheriff of Lewis and Clark county, I take this opportunity to thank my friends for their voluntary oilers of support and to withdraw my name in favor of Mr. David H. Churchill, who was the candidate of the party at the last election, and who, in the opinion of many, was elected to that office. Mr. Churchill's labors during that campaign and his fidelity as a Republican, justly entitle him to a renomination. JAMES W. HATHAWAY. I j .Married. We acknowledge the receipt of cards an nouncing the marriage, September Bd, in Southington, Connecticut, of Wyllys A. Hedges and Ida S. Beach. Mr. Hedges is a son of Judge Cornelius Hedges, a bright young man of college study, of honest character, of industrious habits, who has here in Montana a pastoral home with such comfortable surroundings as are calculated to make a young couple about entering' . , .... , . , , , upon married hie contented and happy. ^ The bride is a native of New England, a charming and intelligent lady, who will grace iu every way the new western home in waiting for her. The Herai.d tenders its sincere congratulations. John R. Drew At Co. The old and well-known Millen boot and shoe store has been purchased by John R. Drew and Matt. Carroll, to lie conducted under the firm name of John R. Drew & Co. These gentlemen need no introduc tion to the Montana public. Mr. Drew was an attache of Gurney & Co., (after wa rds N. Millen &Co.) eighteen years ago, and for the past twelve years has been in business at Ft. Shaw. Back in '60 Matt. Carroll was senior member of the mercan tile house of Carroll & Steell, Benton, and later years was a member of the "Diamond R." Both are first-class business men, and will conduct the business in such a man ner as to insure a largely increased trade, local and Territorial. Death ot Amos Goyotte. The death of Amos Goyotte, which took place at the house of his brother, on the West Side, on Sunday evening, was not un expected. Amos Goyotte was a miner in Montana from a very early day, and when the Cœur d'Alene stampede took place last year he was among the first to enter the gold fields of Prichard creek. There he WitS taken sick, and after being ill for some time was brought to Helena. He was a bachelor, about 42 years of age, and was buried this morning at 10 o'clock from the Cathedral. His remains were followed to the Catholic Cemetery by a large concourse of friends in carriages. Death of Ernest L. Biggs. Ernest L. Biggs, a brother of S. A. Biggs, of Helena, died yesterday afternoon at the Sisters Hospital after a lingering illness. Mr. Biggs was a young man of fine busi ness attainments and bad been a clerk in the store of Messrs. Raleigh & Clarke. He was only about 22 years of age and had a large circle of friends among the young people of Helena. His remains were re moved from the hospital to Brown's block, from which he was bnried this morning. Oil the Sick List. Alex. H. Beattie is ill and confined to his room. His left lung is much affected from a gunshot wound received during the war, and a surgical operation may have to be resorted to to secure relief. Mr. M. A. Meyendorff, who some mouths since was seriously ill. has had a relapse and for sec eral days has been confined to his room. As melter for years of the U. S. Assay Ofiice his physical endurance has been severely tested aud his health im paired. The realization of this fact has occasioned him much mental distress. We hope to hear of his speedy aud full re covery. A Fiu<* Quartz Specimen. Mr. M. T. Williams, of Gallatiu county, showed us to-day a beautiful specimen taken from the Daisy lead, located near Cooke City, and owned by Maj. Armstrong. It is thickly studded with wire gold and brittle silver. A few tons of such "rock would produce about as much wealth as a man of ordinary ambition could ask for. From the Dailv Herald of September 10. THE PIONEERS OF MONTANA. One Hundred of the " Boys of '64" Meet at the Court House And Take Preliminary Steps Permanent Organization. for The most important Pioneers of Montana that has ever assem bled for twenty years, occurred at the meeting of the court house in this city to-day. It was a " picnic " for the old-timers. About one hundred were present, gathered together from all parts of Montana, and many were the cordial grasps of hands by friends who v _ A ^ ^ __ ______ A had not met before for many years, and some who had not seen each other since the exciting and trying days of '63 and '64 in Alder Gulch. It was indeed a happy gathering of " the boys," if we may so call the gray-haired, bald-headed, bearded men, who were the pioneers of civilization in this great northwest. And as friend took friend by the hand many interesting rem iniscences of early days would be recounted, ; a nd no t infrequently a têar would dim the counts for the fact that us old-timers are all good people, or I would uot have come eye when the name of some old compan ion and friend would be mentioned who had passed away to the other land—had gone to prospect the great unknown coun try—had been laid away to his long rest up in the gulch, on the mountain side or in the lovely valley. Truly, there are only a " few of us leit," still camping ou the trail." What tales could these pioneers tell ! What history is contained in their lives ! Their days of pioneering are over. May their lives be peaceful and happy, and may they reap an abundant harvest from the seed they have sown. The meeting was called to order at 1 U o'clock by Sarn'l T. Hauser, who nominat ed as President, Hon. James Fergus, of Meagher County, who was unauimously elected. Upon takiug the chair, Mr. Fe rgus said : Gentlemen: Twenty-two years ago to-day I crossed the place where Helena now stands in company with David Bentley I With the exception of some agency build j ings on .Sun River, aud two or three half breed cabins where Deer Lodge now stands, there was uot a house betweeu Beutou aud the Bannock mines. The only denizens here were a large band of antelope. A lew months later 1 crossed it again with Geo. Beatty, now present. He was trying to convince me there was a hill somewhere— I have been trying to find it ever since— but I don't think it is iu Montana. We had what my Christian friends call sheep and goats, but we killed the goats, and that ac over 200 miles by private conveyance to look into your kindly faces. Wewerelrom lhe North aud the South, from the East and the West, were Yankees aud South erners, Lnion and Secesh, federal and Confederate, but the friction of intercourse has rubbed oil the rough corners. Now we - * * are all Montanians, and I am happy to meet you. Although unused to presiding over delil»erate bodies, 1 would rather oc cupy this position thau be President of the United States. Again I thank you. Dr. Mussigbrodt, of Deer Lodge county, and W. W. DeLacy, of Lewis and Clarke, were elected Vice Presidents; John Potter, of Gallatin, Secretary ; and Geo. W. Irvin, II., of Silver Bow, Asst. Secretary, and the gentlemen announced their respective positions. Col. Sanders being called for, stated brielly the objects for which the meeting was called ; the principal ones being to get together the Pioneers of Montana lor mutual association, and to collect and put in shape the early history of Montana. Upon motion, a committee on Constitu tion and By Laws was appointed, consist ing of Fergus, DeLacy, Mussigbrodt, Potter, Sanders, Pemberton, Chumasero, Johnston, Toole, and Jos. Brown. Appropriate remarks at some length were made by Sanders, Pemberton, Chum asero, DeLacy and Hauser. Upon motion of Col. Sanders, the follow ing resolution was adopted : Resolved, That all persons that were within the limits of Montana on or before May 26, 1864, and all persons who had then left their former homes and were on their way to what is now the Territory of Montana, be entitled to membership of this association. The "old-timers" were then requested to come forward aud sign the book. This was done for the reason that some might be called away from the city before the next meeting. Upon motion of Henry Whaley, of Meagher county, the following motion was adopted : Resolved, That all ladies who were resi dents of the Territory on the 26th of May, 1864, or who were then on their way to Montana, be declared members of this as sociation. In order to give the committee on Con stitution and By Laws time to report, the meeting adjourned until 10 o'clock morrow (Thursday) morning. The Montana National Bank in Its New Building. To correspond with the elegance of the building the Montana National received last night their magnificent new counters, desks, etc., which were put up during the night and now adorn the banking room of the t°" most elegant bank building in Montana. The desks, railings and counters are of solid cherry, which retain a beautiful natural color under a coat of oil. The ap pointments for the cashier and tellers win dows are heavy plated and gilded stiles. The furniture for the president and direc tors' room, adjoining the bank, in the rear, is of substantial and solid cherry. The appearance of the building and the banking room denote an enterprise and taste tyorthy of the capable aud liberal minds that procured them. Butte Baces. Butte, September 10.—The West Side Racing Association will give four days racing—September 25, 26,27 and 28 ; $3.000 in parses. The programme will be ont to-morrow. Citizens purse of $500, free for-all-trot. Republicans may now reasonably count on 20,000 majority for their Presidential ticket in Maine. TERRITORIAL FAIR. Fifteenth Annual Exhibition. Delightful Weather for the Opening of Fair W r eek. First Day. The attendance yesterday at the Fair Grounds was very considerable for the first day. The overhanging clouds with opening breaks of sunshine tempered the j atmosphere to a delightful temperature, with just enough of a bracing air and hazy shadows to ani ounce that the -melancholy days have come. The saddest of the year." The opening day was propitious of a suc cessful week for the Fair. The dust was laid and the roads and race course were in At 2 o'clock the Helena con ^ t " )n - , , I Turn Yerem Band announced the opening of the Fair by some of their stirring airs , I j from a band wagon which paraded the streets before starting for the exhibition grounds. One of the striking features of the opening is the number of elegant car riages, wagons, coaches, omnibusses and landaus that are engaged carrying visitors to and from the Fair. Floral Hall is a perfect beauty in its dis play of elegant work and design. The arrangement of the elegant collection shows them to the very best advantage and reflects credit on the persons in charge of the display. One of the contributions to the collection is that of H. E. Morgan, who shows, in a glass case a tine display of ladies' fashion able hats, flowers, wreaths, feathers and orange blossoms. In the Mechanical Department Messrs. Sturrock «.t Lang display a grand col lection of parlor, heating and other stoves, with an improved force pump, which is doing good service in supplying water to the thirsty. The exhibition of live stock, though not extensive, is very good in fine cattle, sheep and hogs. The exhibition of thoroughbred horses is very large, unusually so, and very fine. The first race was a running race of a three-quarter mile dash for $250, won by Lady Preuitt—time 1:20). The second race was trotting for a $300 purse, and was won in three straight heats by Lotta Thorn. Time,2.411 ; 2.40$; 2.35. The third race was for the HelenaStakes, mile heats, for two-year-olds, for a purse of $425, and was won by Raymond's Fowler in two straight heats. Time, 3.01 ; 2.59',. The business on the race course was con cluded in the evening by a matched trot ting race of one mile between two horses owned by Thomas Cruse aud Al. Goodrich, of Helena, for $100 a side, which was won by Cruse.s horse. Time, 3.11'. Second Day. Tuesday, tbe second day of the Fair, so far as attendance is concerned, was a de cided improvement on the first day. The weather, though cool and cloudy, was brightened bv occasional glimpses of sun shine which made it upon the whole en joyable and exhilarating. There was an increase of visitors and large acquisitions to the exhibit contributions. The races attracted a great crowd to the Grand Stand who watched with much in,' terest the exciting contest for the purses in running and trotting. ' THE RACES. The first race was a mile dash for $300. Only two flyers started, Hundley «& Preu itt's Red Boy, and Noah Armstrong's Her mine. Red Boy won the race. Time, 1.461. The Montana Derby was the next race for three-year-olds, one and a half miles, for $50 each and $500 added. The con testants were Hundley & Prenitt's Glen delia ; Potts & Harrison's Lucy Hays, and Baker's Sunday. Glendelia was the favor ite in the pools and Lucy Hays second choice. The three flyers started well to gether, and Glendelia soon taking the lead kept it all the way round, winning the race. Time, 2.51 ). The next was a trotting race of the 2.50 class, in which there were five contestants : Charles Russell's Nellie Russell ; J. W. Montgomery's Lulie W. ; J. H. Dnrgin's Happy Jack ; Plummer's James Dixon, and Raymond's Ebony. In the pools Lulie W. and Nellie Russell alternated for favor ite. The first heat was won by Lulie W ; Nellie Russell second ; Happy Jack third ; Dixon fourth, and Ebony shut out. Tiaie, 2.43$. The second, third and fourth heats were won by Nellie Russell ; Lulie W. second ; Happy Jack third, and Dixon fourth. Timfe, 2.43$ ; 2,41) ; 2.41$. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS. The field and garden products of E. W. Breck, Logan Bros., George Sykes, A. T. Newberry, Fred Hine and John Bowers, are notable features in the department, where Jessie Armitage does the agreeable. Mr. Newberry exhibits twelve varieties of potatoes and some elegant Hubbard and Boston Marrow »plashes, and has decidedly the largest display in the department. E. W. Breck is away ahead in the field cereals, exhibiting choice varieties of wheat, bar ley, oats, peas, potatoes and parsnips. Mr. Breck has made a success of the Scotch Fife wheat from a sowing of 140 pounds of seed this spring. The variety is in great i contrast to the white plum wheat of Mon tana, but its dark, red kernel is no draw back to its invaluable qualities for making double extra white family flour. The Logan brothers, whose fine exhibit of Hub bard squashes, jiotatoes, turnips and white and red wheat have their display decorated with some large specimens of improved tobacco plants. George Sykes enumerates in bis display seven varieties of potatoes, with squashes, citrons and turnips that would take the palm in the land of pump kin pies. John Bowers exhibits a tine dis play of eight-rowed flint corn and other products. Fred Hine is another con tributor to the garden products, who has a creditable variety. The names of the other exhibitors in this department we did not get. but will be noticed hereafter. IN THE HOME DEPARTMENT. The display of delicious cakes, confec tions, and luxuries in the Home Depart ment will impress every beholder with a , desire to be on the tasting committee, and I every young gentleman with a craving to have a wife who as a presiding deity could j lord it over the luxuries ot her own crea tion at the table of their daily bread. In this realm of the bread of the gods the reigning divinities are Mrs. J. P. Porter and Mrs. William Rumley, who have spread out such a display in such great variety that he who is an invited guest to such a feast would be honored indeed. Among the presiding personages of the tea-table who exhibit their handiwork at this feast of home joys, are Mrs. F. P. Sterling, Mrs. B. F. Potts, Mrs. D. H. Weston and Mrs. Wm. Sims, who contribute delicious jellies and preserves. Mrs. Eben Sharpe and Mrs. B. F. Potts, fruit cake. Miss Cora Sanders and Mrs. Wm. Sims furnish the cakes and pies. FLORAL HALL is to be a contract for a newspaper reporter to do justice to without several days' hrfM labor, which cannot be perfected before the last of the week. Its gorgeous array of the beautiful, and that the work of Montana ladies and little Misses, is a sight never equalled before at any Territorial Exhibi tion. MANUFACTURES. In the class of manufactures, Messrs. Spencer and Nye exhibit a fine display of saddlery, harness, and riding equipments, with stock and riding saddles of elegant finish. In this department are W. E. Norris & Bro., who present a very large and elegant display of domestic confectionery. IN THE CATTLE DEPARTMENT Messrs. Kohrs and Bielenberg exhibit 22 head of thoroughbred Durham bulls, cows, heifers and calves, a noble set of animals indeed and pictures to look at. Major E. G. Brooke, of Whitehall, Mon tana, contributes fifteen head of Angora goats that have curley, silken fleeces as white as snow. The introduction of this valuable animal into this country will no doubt furnish an excellent cross for our native sheep and give character to Mon tana for long wools of fine fiber. One of the novelties among the horses is a pair of black yearlings, driven in harness, belonging to Messrs. Huntley & Clarke. The Fair is an immense success, but the particulars of the exhibit will be set forth in the HERALD from day to day as far as we are able. Third Day. ; 1 her backers win, while There was an attendance of about two thousand at the Fair grounds this afternoon. The weathe«: was agreeable, the sun shining brightly, and the at mosphere warmer than on previous days. The first race was called about 3:00, but there was some delay in starting. Of the nine horses that entered, five started, names and owners as follows : Ida Glenn, c f, Alex. Werk ; Kalata, ch f, Hundley and Preuitt ; Grey Cloud, g g, N. Armstrong ; Post Trader, ch g, Potts & Harrison ; Vice Regent, ch g, S. E. Larabie. At the finish Ida Glenn came in first, Kalata second, Grey Cloud third, Post Trader and Vice Regent distanced. SUMMARY. M. A. M. ii M. A. Owxjsis, September 10. Race No. 8.—Pioneer stakes, for two-year-olds, 950 each, half forfe t, with £250 added ; Three quarters of a mile. Ida Glenn eh f,A. Werk ................................ 1 Kalata, ch f, Hundley & Preuitt................... 2 Grey Cloud, gg, N. Armstrong..................... 3 Post Trader, b e, Potts Ac Harrison...............dist. Vice Regent, eh g, S. E. I.arrabie.................dist, RULED OUT. The Salt Lake mare, "Lulie W.," who in yesterday's 2:50 race did some good trott ing, and who appeared to be able to do much better, was to-day entered by her nominal owner, J. W. Montgomery, of Salt Lake for the 2:40 < lass. The appear ance of the mare arroused the suspicion of some of Montana's horsemen, who were acquainted with the flyers which hailed from the Mormon Capital. One of them telegraphed to Salt Lake, making inqui ries, and received the reply that the mare Lulie W. was the well known trotter Ethel, with a public record of 2:29, owued by S. Walker, of Salt Lake. This discovery was made at the right time, to prevent the mare scooping in the free-for-all race, and any other little money might see fit to allow her to under the masquerade of " Lulie W.," a trotter with an unknown record and pedigree. The judges hearing the facts promptly ruled the mare from the track. Mont gomer 3 r was fined $100 by the Association. THE 2:40 TROTTING RACE. The race for the 2:40 trotting class, for a purse of $400, was called at 4:15. The entries were : Nellie Russell, b m, owner, Chas. Russell; Happy Jack, br g, owner, J. H. Durgin ; Lottie Thorn, b m, owner, N. Armstrong; Maxim, b h, owner, Alex. Cochrane ; James Dixon, b g, owner, A. Plummer. Lottie Thorn sold a big favorite in the pools, nearly 5 to 1. Second choice alter nated between Nellie Russell and Maxim. All the horses started except Jas Dixon. Lottie Thorn had the worst of the send off, but forging her way ahead came in winner by over four lengths, Maxim and Nellie Russell close together as second and third, with Happy Jack in the rear. Time, 2:37$. The second heat was taken by the bay in good style, Lottie Thorn coming in a little head of Maxim. Happy Jack and Nellie Russell away in the rear, just sav ing being distanced. Time—2:39$. Lottie Thorn won the 2:40 trotting race, finishing the third straight heat at 5:30 o'clock. More Bullion. The Merchants'National Bank of Helena received last night from the Drum I.um tnon mine six bricks of bullion amounting to $16,000. This is the second shipment received from that famous mine since the starting of the sixty scamps in their new mill. These shipments will occur nov every four or five days and will be a rega lar thing. These fine specimens of bullion, known as Montana Turnips, glorify the window of the Merchants' National and give a living evidence of the faith we have in the gold-ribbed mountains of Montana. TOWN AND TERRITORY. Butte has a strong delegation in the city ; with Sheriff Irwin as peace officer at their 1 head. The Old Timers are in town in force and to-day hold the first session of their some time appointed love feast. Gf is' furnishing goods, hats, caps, Wil son Bros' custom made shirts, fancy under wear—everything of the best ^quality—at Humbert & Kennett's. The register book for signatures of Old Timers will be in the Press Headquarters at the fair grounds and in the mornings at the Cosmopolitan hotel during Fair week. We are indebted to F. P. Roach, of Chi cago, formerly of Helena, for a copy of the Chicago Telegraph containing a condensed history of Chicago from its settlement, in 1833, to date. The Montana National Bank perfected their move into their new building and were ready for business this mon ing. Messrs. Drew & Carroll were the first de positors in the new banking house at five minutes past nine o'clock. Governor Crosby is informed by the Post Office Department that proposals have been invited for service between Helena and Canyon Ferry on route 36144 from Helena to White Sulphur Springs, in com pliance with petition of citizens recently forwarded. Gans & Klein are in receipt of their fall and winter suits, overcoats, ulsteis, boys' and children's suits, fur and buffalo over coats, imported aud domestic underwear, novelties in scarfs and ties, Knox and Stet son hats, hand-sewed boots and shoes, and seal caps in all styles. They have selected their stock with great care and everything is marked down to bed-rock prices. The funeral of the late James'Weir. this morning, was conducted by King Solomon lodge No. 9, A. F. & A. M., of which l«Jdge the deceased was a member. There was a large attendance of members of the fra ternity, and friends in carriages. The cer emonies were conducted by W. M., Moses Morris, and the Episcopal service by Rev. Mr. Webb. A young Democrat, who don't object to election wagers in a small way, is three hats ahead on Maine. His nets were all laid on Robie (Rep.) leading for Governor by 7,500. He might have doubled that figure and still have been the winner. The same young Democrat has a number of wagers on the general result in November. His bets are that Blaine will be the next President. He will win every wager. PERSONAL. —James King, of Butte, is in the city. —N. Sweetland is in the city from the Rocky Gap ranch. —Hon. W. Y. Pemberton, of Butte, is in the city from the West Side. —Hope Davis, the pioneer druggist of Glendive, is visiting the capital. — L. C. Hill, a prosperous stock grower of the Musselshell, is in the city. —Mrs. H. A. D'Acheul and Mrs. Wm. Jack are among other visitors in the city from Batte. —Charles L. Dahler, one of the prosper ous mine owners of Montana, returned to Helena last evening. — H. C. Davis, Assistant General Passen ger Agent of the Northern Pacific railroad, is in the city to-day. — Dr. C. G. Higbe and C. F. Dana, from St. Paul, are prominent citizens visiting Helena during Fair week. —Mr. Griffith, of Drummond,formerly of Alder, is in the city with credentials to the Old Timers' meeting. — W. B. Andrews and J. McGuirk, of Miles, City, gave us a call this morning. They come to spend Fair week with us. —The Rev. S. D. Hooker will hold serv ices in Boulder next Sunday morning, at 11 a. m., and at Jefferson in the evening. —Ex-Gov. John Neil, of Idaho, arrived yesterday morning and will spend a few days in the city with his kinsman, W. R. Jones. —Thomas Baker, editor of the Madison ian, is in the city to take in the Fair and to attend the Old Timers' meeting at the court house to-morrow. —Herman Gans and Maurice Sands re turned Saturday night from New York, where they have been purchasing goods for their respective houses. —Right Hon. N. Story Maskelyn, Mem ber of Parliament, and chairman of the di rectors of the Montana Company, limited, will arrive at Helena this evening. —A. J. Davidson and family returned from White Sulphur Springs last night. Mr. Davidson is improved in health, but not yet entirely free from his rheumatic troubles. —Ashley D. Harger, correspondent of the Chicago Times, alter a travel of four thousand miles around through Oregon and California, returned to Helena this morn ing en route home. —Jesse A. Armitage who has been east on a trip of business and pleasure com bined, returned home last night. He says the general business outlook in the States is brighter and the prospects for a lively fall trade are good. —Madison County is represented already by quite a delegation of her people, among whom are noted Hon. Richard O. Hickman. Alden J. Bennett, of the banking house of Hall, Harrington & Co., Judge Williams and family, Thomas Baker, of the Madi sonian, E. F. Johnson, Miss Març' McKays J. H. Baker, and Mr. Raymond, of Ray mond Bros. Others from the same direc tion are expected to-morrow. — W. S. Hutchinson, an uncle of Secre tary Tooker, and one of the leading busi ness men of Chicago, is stopping in the city. Mr. Hutchinson journeyed west by wa>' of Denver and thence over the nar row gaug% system to Helena. When a boy he wa3 one of the overland pony express riders, and on one occasion accomplished a pony ride of 125 miles in sixteen hours. 1 From the window of a palace car he has just viewed portions of the trail over which ; he " made tracks " nearly a quarter of a century ago. He goes east over the North ern Pacific to-morrow. ! Hard ou the Democrats. Hearing that James Fergus was in from eastern Meagher county our reporter inter viewed him, with the following result : Reporter.—I understand you have been shooting and hanging horse thieves iu your part of the country. Cau 3 011 give me a jy facts about it? Fergus.—There must be some mistake about these reports. They probably origi nated in this way: Friends iu our oouuty wanted my name as a candidate for the Legislature. Ixioking over the political field, I found the Democrats had a major ity of about forty. So I got my friend Granville Stuart to believe they were horse thieves. He sent his cow-boys alter them. They got rid of twenty-two before I left, and have probably got rid of the other eighteen by this time. So I am all right now. Reporter.—Didn't Granville know he was killing his friends and reducing the Demo cratic majority ? Fergus.—He did uot think of it at the time. When he found it out it nearly killed him. He has been sick ever since and will probably never get completely over it. Good da 3 '. Reporter.—Looking after the old sinner, "What an example of total depravity !" County Commissioners ot ritory. the Ter At the convention of County Commis sinners at Helena in July last there not being a full attendance they ad journed to meet at Helena on the 12th of September. There will therefore lie a general meeting of the County Commissioners of the Ter ritory at the Court House in Helena on Friday next to Lake further action in re gard to the taxing of the lands ami prop erty of the Northern Pacific Railroad Com pany in Montana and such other matters pertaining to the interest of the various counties, as may be brought up for consid eration. Huntley A Clarke's Stable. The following list of thoroughbreds of Huntley «!fc Clarke are on exhibition and entered for premiums : THOROUGHBREDS. Carrie B, b f. one year, by Northland, dam Ruth Revenue l>y Ready Money'. GENERAL PURPOSES. Maxim, b s, nine years, b 3 ' Alexander Belmont, dam Primrose by Alexander Ab dallah. Ben Lomond, Jr., s s, seven years, by Son of Trojan, dam by Morgan Sumpter by Erricsson. Fouis H., b s, three years, l»y Advance by Volunteer, dam Lad}' Frazier by Graphic. Drum Lurnmon, blk s, two years, by Ben Lomond, Jr., dam Cardinal Maid by Cardi nal. River Side Patchen, blk s, one year, by Mambrino Patchen, dam Bell Dair by Ward's Flying Cloud. Volunteer Pilot, b s, one year, by Ken tucky Volunteer, dam by Mambrino Pilot. Jr. Aurora, b f, two years, by Ben Lomond, Jr., dam Illinois Maid by Advance. Ethel West, blk f, one year, by Abdallah West, dam Ethel by Contractor. River Side Maid, s f, one year, by Ken tucky^ Volunteer, dam Black Hawk Maid. Marie Wilkes, b f, one year, by George Wilkes, dam Marie, by Long Island Patch en. Vesta, b f, one year by Bishop, dam, Bell Dair, by Long Island Patchen. Bell Dair, by Ward's Flying Cloud, dam by Imported Trustee. DRAFT PURPOSES Time O'Day, b s, seven 3 'ears, by Glancer, dam Netherby. What's Wanted, b s, one year, by Time O'Day, dam by Rob Roy. High Time, b s, one year, by Time O'Day. Darling, b f, two years, by Glancer. Duchess, b m, seven years, by Time O'Day, dam by Rob Roy. Vinnie, by Time O'Day. Arizona Delegateship. Phœnix, Arizona, Sept. 9.— C. P. Head ! was to-day nominated by the Democrats for Delegate to Congress. LIST OF 1ÆTTEBS Remaining in the Post Office at Helena, Lewis and Clarke County. Montana Territory, on the 10th day of September, 1884. When called for please say "advertised." Austin Jack Holmes S Andersen D Julien Luther T Andersen C K Johnson Nettie M Miss Adams Walter Jergenen Joseph Almquest E Kemper Henry Bateman W F Kenneliy Katie Mrs Bainbridge W King Charles Baldwin J W Kroll John F A Backstrom Wilhelmina Lynch Jerry Mrs Beaman F Benke Henry Baisdell Lizzie Mrs Bird Geo Bowls G S Bradley Franklin T Brunet Filil»et Burke Wm Burch John K Cassingham G B Christianson Simon Clary Susan Coon J E Conway Frank Cooper A II Cook Allie Cote William Crater Charles S Cruniy Harry Delaney Pat Ilinsdaie C M Dobbin John Dolan Michael F Earnest D R Furgison Edward Finfrock W 111 2 Ficklin J C Foulger Henery Fry Henry A 2 Fuller Jay G rush S B Mrs Henia 31 E .Mrs Hansal Neliie Miss Haim M O Hermann William Hancock A Higgins Asa Hickman Charley Holt Mary Miss Leedie Frank LaFrance Mr Lane Sherwood G Larue Gaspard Lloyd Skook Ijiwrin J B Massey Heaneti Miller Henry S Morrison T W MeClean J W Murray James Mrs Neil /, A Nelson Wm Olson Torger O'Dee Michael Philbin Thus E Pepin Eli Porter John W Rogers Alla C Miss Koruick Eph lioss Dani»l Sanford Geo H Sampica Matt Scull Thus Mrs Sawtelle Jas Simensen Levin Skenett George Smith M D M r stoll K Mias Stephenson Charles B Strachan Joseph Stanley Lillie 2 Stans George Trevis Jim Turner AnnieS Mrs Wanless Allred Wagner William Webster Jennie Miss Wiley Oscar Word D M D. H. CUTIIBEKT. Postmaster. MA.H.RXÏ1U. NORRIS—RODDA.—In Helena. Montana, Sep tember 4th, 18X4, at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. Chas. Kinda, Win. E. Norris to Miss Ida May Ro«lda, Rev. T. V. Moore, of the Presby terian church, officiating. HODOLPH—BARLEY.—At the parlors of the Rodney Street Hotel, in this city, September 4th, 18X4. by Jmlge F. P. Sterling, Mr. Charles E. Rodolph, of Dearliorn, Lewis and Clarke county. M. T., to Miss Christina Barley, «T Minnesota. BORItf. BANES.—In Helena. September 5th, 1X84, to the wife of C. L. Banes, a daughter. WORTH.—At Rock Creek, M. T., September 2d, 1884, to the wife of Charles Worth, r son. GRUDE. —In Helena, September 1th, 1884, to the wife E. C. Grude, a son. BIBB. GOYOTTE.—In Helena, September 7th, 1884, Amos Goyotte, age«l 51 years. BIGGS.—In Helena, September 8tl>, 18*1, E. L. Bigas, aged 22 years. HUNNEWELL.—On Smith River, Meagher county, A H»ert, son of Thomas .ind Annie 'l'lime wcll, aged 2 years, 7 months and 11 days. DR. H. H. WYNNE, Oculist aud ikurist, HELENA, 31. T. Special ami exclusive practice : Diseases of the eye, ear, nose aud throat. Catarrhal «liseascs of the nose and throat. Glasses scientifically adjusted to the eye. Office over Hale 4k f'n.'tt llrug Store. Main street.