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From I County Commis pursuant to adjournment of the Dftilv Herald of September 15. loners' Convention. former meeting of the County Commissioners of the Territory, the following counties were represented in convention at Helena F nday last, Sept. 12th : Custer county-W.H. Bullard. Dawson county-S. G. Kamsey. Deer Lodge-J. Y. Batterton and Mor gan Evans. _ n Gallatin — Charles Hoflman and 8. G. Holiday. Jefferson-W. S. Powell. Lewis and Clarke-D. H. Cuthbert and \S. L Milligan. Missoula— D. Austin and J. E. Marion. Meagher— J. V. Stafford and J. S. Bristol. Mr. Batterton, of Deer Lodge, was called t0 the chair. The object of the meeting «as stated to obtain some information in j re2 ard to the taxation of lands and prop- j erty of railroad companies in Montana. Messrs E. W. and J. K. Toole, who had been employed to give a legal opinion on the matter of taxing railroads, presented their report. The opinion was very vol uminous and was read by E. W. Toole, whit . h occupied three-quarters of an hour in the reading. ' Tbe opinion expressed the legality of ■ „ „a of the railroad surveyed lands and other property in the several counties and quoting authorities in support of their ° ? ^resolution was then adopted to assess \ . the Northern Pacific railroad on ana tax * , ! „„„ . , , their lands anu " throu"h which it pass« U was understood that an agreed case should be tested between Jefferson county and (be Northern Pacific railroad, and that ^ [tssrs Loole be retained as counsel that the expenses be paid pro rata by the respective counties except Deer Lodge. U a meeting iu the evening Col. W. F. seders made an argument before the con vention as attorney for the Northern Pa Kail road company, which occupied cut considerable time, adjourned sine die. The convention then was not his only < having a letter from to furnish 80,000 to . «ale man who urn 1 , w into cattle ra: trrested tor Desertion. \ vouug man by the name of Frank rietcher, who enlisted iu the army under the name of Frank L. McGowan, troop E, seventh cavalry, who deserted some time mo at Fort Mead, Dakota, was arrested here yesterday by Deputy U. S. Marshal X. Biedler and placed iu the county jail. This morning the deserter was sent to Fort Ellis It appears that skipping the army fense. By pretense of his mother, promising rank if he could find a i rstood the business to sing with him. This iged letter he showed to a farmer. (A. G. (owgill.) living near Spear Fish, near Dead Wood, who was just the kind of a man he was looking for. He waited there long enough to get another letter from his mother at the hospitable ranch of the farmer. By the time it took the regular mail to go east and return, another bogus letter was manufactured and shown to Mr. Cowgill, representing that the mother would meet her son in Bozeman. Very soon farmer Cowgill hitched up a team and took the plausible son to Bozeman. Here the youthful scape-grace spent some time looking for his expected mother, and wish ing to appear in good fix liefore his mater nal parent. Mr. Cowgill bought him a suit of clothes and gave him some loose change to jingle iu his pocket. Not finding his mother there, he made his farmer friend believe that she had gone to Helena. Mr. Cowgill stood in for the tickets and, believ iug the whole story, came on to Helena where he has been for several days looking for the mith-mother. Finding out that he had liven deceived he gave the deserter sway and X picked uphimand sent him to H Ellis. Mr. Cowgill is out considerable and some valuable time in assisting ^ '»irate to look up his liogus mother. The Storm Yesterday. A heavy thunder storm passed over the cit J yesterday forenoon, about 11.30. A ""."se, hitched near the Episcopal church, Wa * knocked down. A bolt of lightning ,ruc k in the ground down Dry Gulch. The CUr »nt came down the chimney in F. P. Erling',, house, giving Mr. Sterling, who at one of his feet on the stove, quite shock. Mrs. Sterling was for a few Routes considerably "electrified," and Jkeirson, Harry, was whirled around and '»eked down by the current. H. C. Yea ^ his residence, had a piece of zinc in -wd, and was so severely shocked that Ut jJ] . . c w the floor. All have entirely re ^ A thunder storm at this 0! |Jj 4a. year is out of the usual season order of V Good One. A »on l,u gthe jokes told of one another by y' d timers now in Helena is a good one , * b y Joe Browne ' ruD «aond, e's residence was on Tom Griffith. o f Missoula county. In the D t of a Helena reporter this morn-j i' r , "ae reminded Griffith of the time j 1 ,b ' latter was transporting supplies ; Atah, and when fruit of any kind , , Surce as heu's teeth. It appears' . j riIil th vatue with a load to Browne's ln spring of 1863, and driving i to tliu ,1 _ ,,, ( ' ,)0r ot Browne'i J 1 b 7 the host. , . bllve you got, good Tom, from T**®» dominions?" «J* 1 * 1 peaches," was the reply, much?" »d r am * tweut y-five cents a w 0r * wo tl(>llar * an d a half in 0, »cks." 1 thouM " 0t ® Kl>0<1 su PP'y of peaches " murring at the price, knowing , Ra > the cost of freight that made n «edleu worth live cents each at l(v e ' JUt promising in his own mind en with Tom iu the matter of toll s in )r 'l ge ' Hut here ' s wh ere the joke tom says he has forded the Big Sl "oe, and still has the better of From the Dailv Herald of September j6. DOWN THE RIVER. Large Party Navigating the Mis sonri Through the Gate of the Mountains. A Two lx>at loads of excursionists pulled out from Helena this morning on wheels for Stubbs Ferry, where they will set sail j ou the two water crafts under command of ! Commodore W. F. Wheeler, on a voyage down the Missouri, through the grandest scenery of any river in the world. The I party is made up of some of our most dis tinguished citizens, embracing Hon. Cor i nclius Hedges, a member of the editorial staff of the Helena Daily Herald ; E. ! V. Smalley, publisher of the Northwest ; H. F. Farny, artist, of Cincinnati; , C. H. Leadbetter, chief of Jhe Montana ! agents for Bancroft's History, Dr. C. G Brown, Dr. C. K. Cole, W. A. Chessman, W. B. Nickles, of tlie Montana Stock and Mining Journal ; L. K. Hill, one of the publishers of the Daily Independent, Master Harry Wheeler, and Guy X. Piatt, local editor of the Helena Independent. The Commodore and a number of the hardy mariners destined for Fort. Benton, took their stations at an early hour this morning and departed by wagons for Stubb's Ferry. The land lubbers took carriages at 11 o'clock and will overtake the advance in time to take part in the ceremonies of launching the two bouts in to the Missouri, composing the fleet of Com modore Wheeler's third expedition for 1884. We may expect to read and see graphic sketches of this voyage portrayed by pen and pencil by some of the voyagers who, as editors and artists, are equal to the task of describing and painting in glowing colors the grandeur of the upper Missouri. The party goes prepared to tackle fish and game, and to brave the perils of water, in wardly and outwardly, and to enjoy the pleasures of a camp of jolly sailors by night and the mess of a bully crew by day. Arriving at the Great Falls of the Mis souri the party will make a portage, in which their boats wili he hauled by wagons about 20 miles, when they will proceed to Fort Benton, and reach there probably next Sunday. ! j j | j I j j MURDER AT MISSOULA. A Soldier at the Fort Has His Brains Blown Out. [special to the herald.] Missoula, Sept. 16.—In a drunken row r among a crowd of soldiers at F'ort Missoula, James McMahon, a private of four years service in the army, was shot and instantly killed, the ball passing through his temple and entering the brain. The affair took place in Crany's saloon, and the shot is believed to have been tired by a person behind the bar. Sheriff Berry was telegraphed for. The murderer has not been apprehended. The Coroner's jury this afternoon may elicit testimony that will show who did the eed The Rntte Racing. [Special to the Herald.] Butte, M. T., September 16. — The weather has cleared and the track is in a fine condition. Our meeting will come off sure. We shall make races for everything and everybody that comes. Put the above where horsemen will see it. MANTLE, Secy Cam>» Meeting. Business is lively at the Beaver Creek camp grounds. The Boarding tent is up. Two large sleeping tents are on the grounds Rev. Dr. Reddy, of New York, and four other ministers passed on to the camp grounds this morning. The weather is fine and a good time is anticipted. All are invited. Bring bedding. Board 50 cents per meal. Round trip from Helena, $1.60 by rail. The Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. Railroad Fare. The Masonic Lodges of the Territory will be interested to know that the North ern Pacific railroad has generously agreed to give members attending the twentieth annual communication of our Grand Lodge, to be held at Bozeman October 1st, round trip tickets at one and one-fifth regular rates, and tickets can be had at Missoula, Garrison, Helena, Townsend, Billings and Miles City. The same appli cation has been made of the Utah & North ern, and no doubt the same favors will be granted. Will the press of the Territory please give publicity to this information ? CORNELIUS HEDGES, Gr. Sec. A Missing Man. J. M. Goodwin, of the Salt Lake Tribune, left for home Saturday evening. About one month ago his son, Will B. Goodwin, a fireman on the Denver & Rio Grande rail road, mysteriously disappeared from Salt Lake City, under circumstances that point to foul play. Mr. Goodwin thought he had a clue to his missing son in Montana, and his trip here was to trace up this clue ; but he was again disappointed, and the sad search will be prosecuted in other quarters. Detectives have been engaged working on the case constantly for four weeks, but the case has completely baflied them. We hope the affiicted family will yet succeed in finding their missing son. Walla Walla Joe. The old time proprietor of the Walla Walla House, on Main street, Helena, ap pears this morning on the hotel register as Guiseppe Appeloni, but better known as Walla Walla Joe. The reputation of the Walla Walla House in the early days for a good hotel where could be found the best the market affords, was widespread, and Joe was generally voted a popular landlord and a good fellow. Messrs. Schwab & Zimmerman are the successors of Walla Walla Joe, who changed the name of the hotel to the Cos mopolitan, and are now its popular owners. Joe visits Helena after a long absence, to be enrolled among the Old Timers, now in session here. He looks fresh and hearty, and still wears the indispensible smile of a popular hotel keeper. He will take in the Old Timers and the Fair and then pack his kit for the Little Rocky gold fields. From the Dally Herald of September 17. THE POSTPONED RACES. Grey Cloud Astonishes the Pool Buyers, Winning the 3-4 Mile Dash in 1191-2. Bed Boy Wins the $1,000 Bunning Bace in Two Straight Heats. Time, 1:47 and 1:49. The races that were postponed from Friday last came off' this afternoon, under the most favorable conditions of weather and track. The sun beaming forth in its regular Montana brightness and the air being warm and delightful. Such a day in regular Fair Week would have brought thousands to the grounds of the Associa tion, as it was, the attendance was very good, indeed. The first race was called at 3 o'clock Judges Crosby, Pope and Chessman in the box. B. H. Tatem and C. E. Williams of ciated as timers. The pool selling was very active, about eighty being sold at the Cosmopolitan on Thursday evening and to-day at the track. Hundley & Freuitt's ch. f. Kalata was the great favorite with the buyers, and sold two to one against N. Armstrong's stable, so-called, which included the h. f. Lavina and the g. g. Grey Cloud. The ch. f. Ida Glenn was withdrawn. A good start was had, with Kalata slight ly to the fore, closely followed by the two Madison county horses ; before the quarter was reached Lavina had the lead which she kept till the half mile was reached, most of the time having six lengths the advantage, but on the home stretch the gap slowly closed up, and her partner from the ancient capi tal, at the 600 yard pole made a Beau ami spurt and went to the front. He kept his well won lead and passed under the string in 1:19], two lengths ahead of Kalata, with Lavina a close third. SUMMARY. M. A. M. & M. A. track, September 17, 1884. Race No. 12—Running—Purse, $250.00 ; two-year olds; three-quarter mile dash : Grey Cloud, g. g., Hyder Ali — Interpose. N. Armstrong..................................................... 1 I Kalata, eh. f., Scotland — Calamity. Hundley <St Preuitt.. Lavina, b. f., Hyder Ali— Greenback. N. Arm- r strong..................................................3 Time, 1:19^. The second race of the day's programme was one of the greatest of the meeting. The large purse and the well known boises, who have won so many laurels on well contested fields, altogether making an event that would be of intense interest on the most noted turfs of the country. Pool selling was very active and averag ed about $35 for Red Boy ; $22 for Monarch, and $4 for Retort. ! ! 1 j ! FIRST HEAT. Red Boy drew the pole, with Retort iu the centre, and Monarch on the outside. The horses here taped off with an eveu start. At the turn Monarch made sime wonderful jumps and went to the front, and when the half-mile post was reached he lead by some eight lengths and cries of MONARCH WILL WIN, went up from the grand stand, and all thought he had an easy thing of it, hut Red Boy was getting in some good work, and before reaching the three-quarter pole he had closed np the chasm somewhat. As they came down the home stretch the two horses were running neck and neck, with Retort several lengths behind. Neck and neck they come down the stretch and the excitement is intense, and the horses fly like the wind, each running for blood and all they are worth and hope for. Now old Red Boy anwers to the chirp of his rider and a few feet and inches are gained, and still it is * EITHER HORSE'S RACK. Once again Red Boy is appealed to and be responds with a magnificent jump and passes under the string with Monarch » nose on his rump, and Retort but a short distance behind. Time, 1:47. SECOND HEAT. Pools now sold with Red Boy against the field, two to one. In response to the bell the horses got their start with Retort having two or three lengths the advantage which gave him the pole at the turn with Red Boy and Mon arch closely following. In this manner three-fourths of the mile was run with just daylight between the horses. At the home stretch Red Boy forged ahead and took his place beside the plncky Retort and Monarch was falling behind. "When within fifty feet of the wire Red Boy and Retort were nose and nose and both horses doing uobly, but Red Boy was too much for plncky little Retort and when the line was passed was half a length the foremost and so won the heat and race. Monarch a poor third. Time, 1:49. SUMMARY. M. A. M. & M. A. track, September 17, ! 1884. Race No. 13—Purse $1,000 ; mile heats ; handicap : Red Hoy, b. h., 118 lbs., Hundley & Preuitt....l 1 j Monarch, eh. g., 110 lbs., N. Armstrong...........2 3 Retort, b. h., 110 lbs., H. R. Baker..................3 2 Time, 1:17; 1:49. The trotting race not being called until five o'clock we will be unable to get the result for to-day's paper. Reception to Rev. and Mrs. Gilbert. ! The reception last evening at the resi dence of Chas. Rnmley in honor of Rev. and Mrs. M. N. Gilbert, was largely at tended. Nearly all of the church denomi nations of the city being represented. Rev. Gilbert, since relinquishing the rectorship of St. Peter's church, has for the interven ing three years been established over the principal Episcopal congregation of St. Paul, and the present is his first visit to the Territory during that time. The pleasant social occasion last evening afford ed an opportunity desired by very many friends to meet Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert and to extend to them a renewal of former cor dial greetings. Elalwrate refreshments were served at a seasonable hour, and somewhat later leave was taken of hostess and farewells said to the honored guests, who soon return to Minnesota. M. A., M. & M. A. Premiums Awarded at the Fifteenth Annual Exhibition. We publish to-day in the Weekly Herald the awards of the judges, con taining a complete list of the successful competitors and the amount of premiums to each. By a careful examination of this list it will be found to contain the names of many of the citizens of Montana who so honorably figure in the vast field of agriculture, arts, mechanics, and breeding and domestic industries. These names will go down in history as benefactors of I I j j ; ; ! ; mankind, whose works will live after them as monuments of an enlightened age, j where the culture of the soil and its kin dred industries had their votaries so hon ored in their calling that they were chosen to wear the palm that typifies the the source of the greatest happiness of mankind. The exhibits in all depart ments have been very creditable, and the premiums awarded will foot np high into the dollars. But for the wet weather that prevailed during the last three days of the Fair, which kept away thousands from the city, the late exhibi bition would have been one of the most successful ever held in Montana. As it was, its results for the public good were of marked importance, and the general inter est of the whole occasion, considering the establishment of the "Society of Montana Pioneers," by hundreds of old timers, who came together after many years of separa tion, rendered it a time long to be remem bered as one of the most interesting meet ings ever convened at a Territorial Fair. I THE GALLATIN DEMOCRATS. A Quarrel in Convention Results iu a Bolt of Yellowstone Delegates. [special to the herald.] BozemÂN, M. T., Sept. 16.—The Demo cratic County Convention met here yester day, and adjourned to-day. It was as live ly as a Donnybrook l'air and about as peaceful. The delegates from the east side of the range asked the privilege of naming the candidate for Councilman and one of the three candidates for the House. The rest of the county ticket they were willing to concede to the west side. This was Certainly a very reasonable request, but r , T> , , . .. ,__ the Bozeman delegates saw in it a scheme to secure a division of the county, and un graciously autagonized it. The question came to an issue ou the nomination for Councilman, the east siders supporting Hou. J. A. Savage, and the west siders F. K. Armstrong, Esq. The latter ! was nominated. Thereupon nine of the ! Livingston delegates and two or three of 1 the Cooke City delegation withdrew and j took no further part in the convention. ! The ticket was completed as follows: For Assemblymen—\Vm. Martin, J. M. Robinson and Alfred Myers. For Sheri ff-C. P. Blakeley. For County Recorder— M. M. Black. For Treasurer—Win. Fly. For Probate Judge—A. D. McPherson. For Assessor—Juo. McDonald. For Superintendent of Public Schools— Frank Hill. Delegates to the Democratic Territorial Convention: G. \V. Monroe, S. W. Langhorne, Walter Cooper, P. J. Quealy, V. A. Cockrill, D. J. Kinley, J. A. Savage, F. L. Mintie, J. E. Hewdry, W. F. Sloan, John W^rth, P. P. Wooshane, J. K. Armstrong, Wm. Fly. Jno. L. Mendenhall. The quarrel is a pretty one, and promises the electiou of the* straight Republican ticket. ! REAL ESTATE TRANFEHS. Reported by Lockey's Loan and Ab stract Office. September 11.—160 acres southeast of Silver City, Harvey Burtch to A. E. Burtch ; $1,600. - September 11.—Lot 8, block 48, North ern Pacific addition, Gallatin street, and right of way, north and south fronts, 25x110 feet, dated November 19, 1883, Geo. M. Cummings, trustee, to Lewis A. Reeder; $600. September 11.—Six lots in Mauldin's ad dition, north, south and east fronts, on Hemlock, Gilbert and Mauldin streets, 150x300 feet, Jas. Mauldin to T. H. Carter; $2,550. September 13.—Thirty lots in Lockey's addition, dated September 1, 1884, Lama M. Barr to E. D. Weed et al.; $6,000. September 15.—Lots 7 and 8, block 3, Hauser's addition, north and west fronts, corner of Davis street and Washington avenue, 100x150 feet, and six lots in East erly addition, dated September 11,1884, M. A. Meyendorff to Samuel J. Jones ; $1,039.42. September 15.—Lot 26, block 12, Helena, on Clore street, east front, opposite Wall street, 30x100 feet, dated September 15, T. H. Kleinschmidt to J. M. Ryan; $1,200. September 15.—Parts of three lots in Sun River, dated August 7, 1884, Jos. Largent to James C. Adams ; $700. September 15.—Lot 4, block 75, Helena, on Ciore street, 75 feet south of Tnfit's st., east front, 30x100 feet, dated September 13, A. B. Babcock to Jacob Zeigler ; $250. September 16.—One-fifth interest in Julia and Augusta lodes, dated September 10, John Mulgrew et al. to Wm. Schaffer; $ 100 . Septemlær 11.—Parts of lots 18 and 19, block 4, Central addition, on Main street, opposite Helena avenue, east front, 25x125 feet, dated September 15, Lewis Davis to Conrad Becker; $1 September 17.—J. R. Boyce, Sr., to Carrie j L. Hill, south half of block 19, Boyce ad- : dition; $320. R. J. McKim, one of the most respected business men,of Wichita, Kansas, was a former resident of Millersburg, Kentucky, and was intimately acqnainted with Mr. Blaine during the entire period of his resi dence in that State. This gentleman, who is an outspoken Democrat, says : "I was well informed as to the Millersburg Acad emy, its scholors and teachers, and the charge that the school was suspended on account of any notorious conduct upon the part of yonng Blaine, or any of his associates, either male or female, is en tirely false." TOWN AND TEBBIT0BY. It is rumored that Dexter has been sold ; to a Helena party for $2,500. I The assessment in Silver Bow will reach I $7,000,000, an increase of $1,000,000 over j last year. It is stated that Severance & Co., through j a Chicago house, sold a portion of their ; wool-clip at 24 [ cents. Canadian money not being bankable at par, will not be received in payment of ; fees at the Helena laud office. E. Beach advertises for a valuable ram, ! that strayed from his hand September 9th. ; See description in another column. Butte, not to lie completely outdone by j the capital, will have a little side-show of a racing meeting, an "annex," as it were. Dr. Foote, Jr., is paying Butte a profes sional visit and will be absent about ten days. sl6-d&wlt The attention of holders of Territorial warrants is directed to the notice of D. H. I Weston, Treasurer, which will be found in the Daily and Weekly Herald. The central office of the Telephone Com pany was closed to-day to enable the em ployes to attend the funeral services of the late superintendent, H. N. L. Bernarnd. Among the new buildings in Helena now under construction is the brick residence or addition to the Farmer's Home, on Ed wards street, being built by P. J. Connor. An enterprising Butte miner has con cocted a scheme to dispose of some pros pect holes in a lottery. The price of tickets is placed at the moderate sum of $5 each. A well appointed hospital at Missoula for railroad employes of the Northern Pa cific is nearly ready for use. The building is two stories high, and has accommoda tions for about seventy-five patients. Because the "chief prevaricator" of the Inter-Mountain, while in Helena, telephon ed to his paper that the weather here was fine, the I.-M. is consigning the Helena scribes to the land of perpetual summer. Husbandman : The cattle round-ups of the Musselshell, Smith and Shield river valleys, according to the latest accounts, are making good progress. Owners are hopeful of branding a much larger number of calves than they found last spring. Bob Tingley, in a letter to the Benton Direr I'r ss, says: "Fort Assinaboine is almost deserted, all the civilians and em ployes having gone to the Little Rockies. The mines are reported to he a second Alder gulch." Three men attempted to rob the local mail and express agent at Missoula on Sun day last. One of them covered the agent with a revolver while the others examined the contenus of his wagon. They said there was "nothing they wanted," and disappear ed. Inter-Mountain : The total cost of the Silver Bow court house aud jail, all bills haviug been paid at the last meeting of the County Commissioners, is $140,254 11. This is exclusive of the site, for which was paid $10,000, making »grand total of $150, 254 11. j ! j The Inter-Mountain says : Passengers in a second-class car on Monday evening's train were held up by two masked men with revolvers while the train was going through the little tunnel on the Northern Pacific. One man was robbed of $60, and in resisting the highwaymen was shot in the thigh. A telegram was received yesterday from the father of H. N. L. Bernard, who died Saturday, requesting that the body be sent home for interment in the family vault, near Cincinnati. Accordingly the body will he sent by express on to-morrow's train, accompanied by Mrs. Bernard, widow of the deceased. . A practical and persiitent miner named Johnson has for fonr years been constructing a tunnel on Trout creek, forty miles from Frenchtown. The tunnel is now in 1,300 feet and forty feet below the surfare, and has already cost $0,000. He hopes to reach a point where rich diggings were found in 1871. Mr. Downs, of Downs & Allen, estimates the cattle brought into Montana this year at 175,000 head. Of this number the Northern Pacific has shipped in about 100, 000, and 75,000 have come in by trail. This firm will soon ship from Livingston a large band of fine beef steers, now being driven from the Horse Prairie range by Mr. Allen. The Western Union Telegraph Company is moving their Helena office into Frank Walker's building, up stairs over John Kinna's hardware store. For the accom modation of the company Mr. Walker has thrown three rooms into one for a general business office. Two other rooms on the same floor are rented to the Western Union and will be used in connection for battery room and other purposes. The Territorial Sunday School Conven tion, for all denominations, will take place at the Presbyterian chnrch in Helena next week, Tuesday and Wednesday. All delegated attending via the Union Pacific railroad must secure certificates from Rev. L. L. Wood, of this city, before coming, to secure the reduced rates. No certificates are necessary over the Northern Pacific. Fannie Palmer. Current matters of news, goss'p and fashion talk, from far away Gotham, will he found in decidedly interesting form in Fannie Palmer's letter, printed to-day. This spicy journalistand correspondent is known by her letters to many Herald readers, and enjoy here as in the East a popularity that never wanes. As an elocutionist and reader, too, few have won honors equal to her's. She is a favorite not only in enter tainments which contribute to the amuse ment and enjoyment of the public, but is in demand in this sphere of imparting pleasure in the best drawing-rooms of the great cities of the country. The long-made promise to visit friends in Montana, we are glad to know, is about to be fulfilled, and we feel safe in saying tha£ when she comes the Helena public will have the benefit of one or more of her readings. She will meet a warm Western welcome from the Capital City people^ we warrant. A Blaine and Logan club has been organized in New York city, composed ex cusivelly of Irving Hall and County Demo cracy Democrats. PERSONAL. —Onr genial, old-time friend, Ed. Mason, is over from Blackfoot. —Hon. A. G. Clarke has returned from a tour of the National Park. —David Curtin, a prominent merchant and wheat farmer of Jamestown, Dakota, is in the city. —The Rt. Rev. Bishop Brondel arrive«! this morning from a ministerial visit to Butte and Deer Lodge. — R. F. Wilkinson will he city editor of the Independent during the absence of Gux X. Piatt for a few days. — W. S. Eberman, late editor of the Livingston Tribune, is iu theeity, and will remain several days. —A number of the prominent horsemen at the late l'air, still remain in Helena for the races to-morrow and next day. —Alderman Muth will be a candidate for the nomination of County Treasurer I before the Democratic County Convention. —Mrs W. H. Gebauer, who has been spending a couple of months in Ohio and Iowa, returned by the Pacific express last evening. —Rev. G. W. Huntley, of Fargo, D. T., Superintendent of Missions for North Dakota, is in theeity attending the Baptist assembly. —Henry M. Pärchen and Harry IFAcheul left to-day to visit their sheep ranch in the Judith. They go to Billings and then across by stage. —Dr. Mintie, the celebrated specialist, of San Francisco, will remain in the city but two days longer, and will then leave for Portland and San Francisco. —M. A. Meyendorff, Melter at the Heleaa U. S. Assay Office, started east by this morning's Atlantic express, having asked a transfer from this district. —Alfred Meyers,oneof Montana's promi nent stockgrowers, has paid the Northern j Pacific about $100,000 cattle shipments in the short period that the road has been ( j j ! 1 ; I j ; [ ; operated in this Territory. —Mr. Joe Pyle, the popular and efficient prescription clerk with Paynter & Com stock, has accepted a position with Newton Brothers, druggists in Butte City, and leaves for the West Side by this evening's j train. — E. V. Smalley, the accomplished journalist and magazine writer and his ! torian, arrived from the East yesterday evening. Mr. Smalley is accompanied by j a Cincinnati artist. The two are booked for a river trip through the Gate of the mountains to the Great Falls of the Mis souri aud Benton, with Commodore Wheeler as navigator. —Fred. G. Myhlertz, Secretary of the Royal Danish Vice Consul at Phila delphia, who is traveling through Minne sota, Dakota and Montana, on the line of the Northern Pacific railroad, to examine into and report upon the facilities offered by the railroads for Danish Emigrants wishing to settle in this count y, is now in the city in connection with this business. His instructions are to gather all reliable data bearing upon cattle, wheat raising farming, purchase of land, etc. Mr. Myh lertz is the guest of Mr. J. S. Stoner for a few days. —A. F. Farny, here with Mr. Smalley, was the artist who, a year ago, illustrated Yillard's excursion. One of the cleverest of his pencil performances at that time was "A Crow War Dance"—an animated picture, the faithfulness of which many frontiersmen have lauded and given it the place of honor on the walls of their cabins. Other striking sketches by Mr. Farny have followed, one in the current number of Harper's B'eeify.His work on the present tnp will illustrate one of Mr. Smalley's Century articles, jf which the magazine readers of the country, and particularly of the Northwest, are enthusiastic admirers. —Mrs. Saunders, wife of ex-Governor and ex-Senator Saunders of Nebraska, has been several days in the city, having recently come from Omaha on a visit to her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Harrison. Mrs. Saunders is a lady whom Helena society people are very glad to see in their midst. Intelligent and sprightly in conversation, graced with many accomplishments, and still young in heart and appearance of years, she is known as long occupying an elevated posi tion in the social life of Nebraska and the National Capital. Her stay in this city, where so many know her distinguished and respected husband and her son and daughter whose home is here, cannot prove otherwise than pleasant. A NEW VERSION OF HELENA. NAMING Obtained From Thomas E. Cooper, Now Living at Grafton, Dakota. j i j The account of the naming of the city of Helena, as given by Thomas E. Cooper, of Grafton, Dakota, is as follows: "Thomas Cowan, from Georgia, in 1864, had a sluice, and was mining in Last Chance. On Sept. 24,1864, Mr. Cooper and company of pros pectors and Captain Wood, built a cabir, where the heart of the city now is. A meeting was called to organize the mining district and John Summerville was chosen chairman, and Thomas E. Cooper, secretary. The question of naming the town came up, aud there being a great diversity of opinion as to the name the town should bear, and not being able to agree the chair man, Summerville, got up and stated as follows: 'That he belonged to the best j country in the world, and lived in the best ; State in that country, and in the best j county (Scott) of that State, and the best 1 town (Helena) in that county, and by the \ eternal this town shall bear that name.' " News as is News. That the Bozeman coal company is pro ducing a good quality of anthracite coal, is news indeed, which is given in this morn ing's Independent More likely soft or bitumous coal. The Helena Light Guards. The Helena Light Guards were last evening mustered into the Montana militia as company C of the Montana National Guards. The oath of office was admin istered by Major H. Brady Wilkins, ord nance officer. a VOT I TINKS. planta and Qowe ^ and t ° he products «nhe De ting vot droubles me (le most. Und vot gives much pain, Is, vich is de man for whom I'll vote. Dis Cleveland or dot Blaine. At first I tint me dot I like Dot Cleveland very weli, Und den I tinks dot Blaine is liest. Let Cleveland go mit hell. But von man comes to me und ears Cleve is de coining man, Unodder hollers in mine ear, Jim Blaine vill lead de van. I din-ks und dinks ur«d den I says, ''01»! Shake (Jake), 'tis very plni/r. Dot dal unanimous vote will he For Logan und for Blaine. R. L. P. Floral Hall. ( It would not Iw doing full justice to the* magnificent articles in Floral Hall or to> the ladies who contributed to the attrac tive display there if no more mention is made of them than is found in the un garnished report of the judges. The fact that they have passed judgment and awarded the premiums offered by the As sociation shows the official discharge of their duties to the best of their abilities, hut the cold array of figures lulls far short of conveying a proper idea of the elegance in this department. Among the lady con tributors who competed for the premiums offered for the most attractive display were Mrs. E. V. Styles, Mrs. Wm. Sims, St. Vincent's Academy, Mrs. M. H. Fisk, Edith Simons, Mrs. E. Sharpe, Mrs. G, Monroe, Mrs. G. H. Curtis, Mrs. S. C. Ashby, Mrs. J. G. Sanders, Mrs. A. O'Con nell, Mrs. L. W. Spencer, Mrs. J. P. Wool man, Mrs. R. A. Punchers. The number of lady contributors in com petition for needlework, fancy work, Ken sington work, crazy work, embroidery, lace work, crochet work, machine work, quilts, knitting work, paintings and drawings, Home Department were entered by soores. Such enterprise, taste and exquisite pro ductions in the Floral Hall at the late Fair are therefore deserving of more than usual notice. We therefore take pleasure in ac cording in a general mention deserved praise to all the exhibitors at that gallery of the fine arts aud domestic productions. The Livingston Enterprise prints the following from its representative at the Territorial Fair: "The scene on opening the door of the ladies' department fairly beggars description aud excels anything of the kind I have ever seen before. It is the attraction of the Fair, being crowded all the time, aud is almost a realization of fairyland. I allude to the display of women's work, and am fain to admit that the ladies put the men to shame if their work and the quality exhibited is a fair criterion. Fans, pictures, brass plaeques, mother of pearl shells, all most exquisitely band painted, silk embroidered banners, screens, lambrequins and crazy quilts, fit for a sultan, arrayed with an artistic ele gance and perfect blending of colors. The exhibit must be seen to be fairly appre dated, and I feel well repaid for my trip by the pleasure I experienced from it." LIST OF LETTERS Remaining in the Post Office at Helena, Lewis ami Clarke County. Montana Territory, on the 17th day «>f . S iptemlier, 1881. When called for please say "advertised." Andersen Andrew Alloway J G Allen Fred W Allen Lewis C Allekson Minnie Miss Adams Walter A Adams Walter 2 Bach George J Bach James Becker Lawrence Brady James j Benke Henry i Bowen Jno M j Bodington Walter E Caskel Samuel Carson May Campbell C W Castle H N Cochrane H H Collins Cornelius Co«)|)er .Stephen V Collins Anna Cunningham Ci F Date Fred W Day N W Deadrick Benj DeMille James R DeBuff Alex Dingevon James Doerle Albert Kriekson E S Etzel Jacob Mrs Eggen Louis Fitzgerald E K Ford W J Ford C H Foster H J Foxall Mr French Aaron E 2 Free Frank Furmer L A Gordon Dennis Grim Philip Greene John Goodwin Sarah Mrs Gervais William Gesford John Hannan John R Hazlett Wm Harris A M Harris A L Hasard Frank Henry Jackson I Heap S I) Hiniey H Hodgson W W Hoosier John Harter Frederick Hoag Sami F Holain Emma Holbrook Byron Horsski Frank Hoyten C II Hooper Fred 2 Hull John F Jarvis W R Joice Michai l Johnson F J Johnson Joe Keton J M Keating II M Mrs Kimm E W Konnecke Josephine Mrs Kline Harry 2 Kranz Mr Krittir.g Hans Larsen 2 Ludlum D C Lees John Lewis G W Martin E B Mandler Ana Miss Merrill F H Morrison A J Moerle Albert Moore Dave Monroe William H McManus James McDonald Randall A McDonough Wm Noble Jas 2 Patrone Michele 2 Patten J E Pet t B Frank Philbin Tom Persson I„irs 2 Randall Geo H Reed C H Richards John B Robb Frank B2 Ruddy Geo Saunders Brad Sastrum Emily Mrs Samson E R Soeton Wm Segrove Chas Shaw S N Simonds Wm Sugley John Smith Geo H Switzler Warren Sullivan Johnie H Sullivan 1) H Townsend M F Mrs Van Buskirk Samuel Vennor Richard Warren Henry L Wagner Joe Walker Joseph Werk Alex Weed D Mrs Whitby C E Wilson Ira Wilson Belle Miss Wilson Christine Mrs Wyman Prof D. H. CUTHBERT. Postmas.er. ELLSWOR 1'H—MAY.—In Helena, September 13th, 1884, at the resiflenoe of Z- T. Burton, by Rev. L. L. Wood, Mr. Henry P. Ellsworth and Miss Anna May. both of Helena. ROBERTS—GORHAM.—At the home of the bride's parents, Ulidia, Montana, by M. L. Streator, pastor of the Christian church, on Sep tember 10th, 1884, Mr. Ben. R. Roberts, of Helena, and Miss Lela V. Gorham, of Ulidia. HENDERSON—TURLEY —In Helena, Sep tember 12th, 1884, by Rev. J. Jny Garvin, William Henderson to Caroiina Turley. BORIC. CONCANNON.—At Boulder City, M. T., Sep tember lltli, 1884, to the wife of the late J. S. Concannon, a daughter. DR. H. H. WYNNE, Oculist and Aurist, HELENA, M. T. Special and exclusive practice : Diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. Catarrhal diseases of the nose and throat. Glasses scientifically adjusted to the eye. Office over Hale 4 to."» Drug Store. Main street.__ Ram Lost —$ I O Reward. On the evening of Septemlier Oth, while driv ing from the stock yards to the ranch of E. Beach, a four-year-old ram with an iron ring in one horn, and a label in the eur marked "Bissell,'' strayed from the flock. The aliove rewaid will be paid for the return of the same wlt-sepl8 E. BEACH. Notice to Holders of Territorial Warrants. Tebritory or Montana, Theasi bek's ( fku f, Helena, September 15th, IHM. Notice is hereby given that there is casli in the treasury to pay the following Territorial wer rants, viz: Numbers 1587, 1549, 1569, 1589, 1124, 1248, 1350, 1513, 1548, 1593,1563,1597,1553, 156 h, 1593, 1.557. 1378, 1596, 1600 to 1610 inclusive; 1570, 1591, 1581, 1571, 1575, 1582, 1538, 1591. 1592; 1612 to 1611 inclusive; 1576, 1590, 1480, and 1644 to 1691 inclu sive. Interest ceases this date on the above described warrants, including all warrants registered prior to July 24, 1884, and not previously called for payment. D. H. WESTON, w3t-sepl8 Territorial Treasurer.