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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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'
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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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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
Upon motion of Henry Whaley, of
Meagher county, the following motion was
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
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
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
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, 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
Republicans may now reasonably count
on 20,000 majority for their Presidential
ticket in Maine.
Fifteenth Annual Exhibition.
Delightful Weather for the Opening of
Fair W r eek.
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
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
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 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
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'.
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 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,
The Montana Derby was the next race
for three-year-olds, one and a half miles,
for $50 each and $500 added. The con
testants were Hundley & Prenitt's Glen
delia ; Potts & Harrison's Lucy Hays, and
Baker's Sunday. Glendelia was the favor
ite in the pools and Lucy Hays second
choice. The three flyers started well to
gether, and Glendelia soon taking the lead
kept it all the way round, winning the
race. Time, 2.51 ).
The next was a trotting race of the 2.50
class, in which there were five contestants :
Charles Russell's Nellie Russell ; J. W.
Montgomery's Lulie W. ; J. H. Dnrgin's
Happy Jack ; Plummer's James Dixon,
and Raymond's Ebony. In the pools Lulie
W. and Nellie Russell alternated for favor
The first heat was won by Lulie W ;
Nellie Russell second ; Happy Jack third ;
Dixon fourth, and Ebony shut out. Tiaie,
The second, third and fourth heats were
won by Nellie Russell ; Lulie W. second ;
Happy Jack third, and Dixon fourth. Timfe,
2.43$ ; 2,41) ; 2.41$.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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 $400, was called at 4:15.
The entries were : Nellie Russell, b m,
owner, Chas. Russell; Happy Jack, br g,
owner, J. H. Durgin ; Lottie Thorn, b m,
owner, N. Armstrong; Maxim, b h, owner,
Alex. Cochrane ; James Dixon, b g, owner,
Lottie Thorn sold a big favorite in the
pools, nearly 5 to 1. Second choice alter
nated between Nellie Russell and Maxim.
All the horses started except Jas Dixon.
Lottie Thorn had the worst of the send
off, but forging her way ahead came in
winner by over four lengths, Maxim and
Nellie Russell close together as second and
third, with Happy Jack in the rear.
The second heat was taken by the bay
in good style, Lottie Thorn coming in a
little head of Maxim. Happy Jack and
Nellie Russell away in the rear, just sav
ing being distanced. Time—2:39$.
Lottie Thorn won the 2:40 trotting race,
finishing the third straight heat at 5:30
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
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
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.
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.
—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
—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.
—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
—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
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 !"
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
Huntley A Clarke's Stable.
The following list of thoroughbreds of
Huntley «!fc Clarke are on exhibition and
entered for premiums :
Carrie B, b f. one year, by Northland,
dam Ruth Revenue l>y Ready Money'.
Maxim, b s, nine years, b 3 ' Alexander
Belmont, dam Primrose by Alexander Ab
Ben Lomond, Jr., s s, seven years, by
Son of Trojan, dam by Morgan Sumpter by
Fouis H., b s, three years, l»y Advance
by Volunteer, dam Lad}' Frazier by
Drum Lurnmon, blk s, two years, by Ben
Lomond, Jr., dam Cardinal Maid by Cardi
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.
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
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.
Time O'Day, b s, seven 3 'ears, by Glancer,
What's Wanted, b s, one year, by Time
O'Day, dam by Rob Roy.
High Time, b s, one year, by Time
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.
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
Baisdell Lizzie Mrs
Bowls G S
Bradley Franklin T
Burch John K
Cassingham G B
Coon J E
Cooper A II
Crater Charles S
Ilinsdaie C M
Dolan Michael F
Earnest D R
Finfrock W 111 2
Ficklin J C
Fry Henry A 2
G rush S B Mrs
Henia 31 E .Mrs
Hansal Neliie Miss
Haim M O
Holt Mary Miss
Lane Sherwood G
Ijiwrin J B
Miller Henry S
Morrison T W
MeClean J W
Murray James Mrs
Neil /, A
Philbin Thus E
Porter John W
Rogers Alla C Miss
Sanford Geo H
Scull Thus Mrs
Smith M D M r
stoll K Mias
Stephenson Charles B
Stanley Lillie 2
Turner AnnieS Mrs
Webster Jennie Miss
Word D M
D. H. CUTIIBEKT. Postmaster.
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.
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.
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.
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