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LOCAL NEWS.
Kroinl „eI)ailvH.T«MofNoven,h,r::
THE BUTCHERS' CON I EM.
Dressed in One Hour
One Ran.
champion sheep
er notice in Thurs
I'itteen
for the
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The contest
butcher of Helena, as per
dav's Herald, came ofl yesterday alter
' t stadler & Kaufi'man's slaughter
Last Chance, between Boyd
Helena, now working for
o„ and Tom Murphy, of
now employed by Blake &
house, m
Dickinson
Haganian
California
Myers.
Notwithstanding the storm there were as
many lookers on as the house could well
accommodate- __
Tne contest was for a purse of $25 to tue
fastest butcher, from Stadler <!t Kauflman,
and $250 a side was put up by Harry Mat
son and A1 Livingston'on Murphy against
the same amount by Robert Brose on
Dickinson. The gate money, which was
le<s than $25, also went to the winner.
Three judges and time keepers were se
lected, and preliminaries arranged as
,, lows C. A. Dewitt was chosen to act
Is judge by Murphy and L. J. Kauffman by
Dickinson— the two choosing a third—C.
N Fry, a butcher of Marysville. Lewis
Madler was time keeper. It was agreed
• lt ear h principal should have a helper,
j l0 should keep the tloor clean, tie legs
iter legging, and assist in lifting to the
hooks Lach principal was to take his
heep dead and leg, pelt dress fit for mar
• ,1 anti hang away. The one who thus
i „,. ( 1 the most sheep in one hour was to
tke the stakes. This agreed upon each
_ ..hose from a pen of thirty-six sheep
Itcru itelv until twelve had been taken
, .,,„1 tied for each as a starter. Dickin
oI] ' U0W . bled his twelve, Murphy only
bleeding /our, the balance that would be
wanted to be tied and bled by the helpers
j he y were wanted. Time was called at
; jo. and both parties went to their work
with a will and with the movements of
r, artists at the business. Dickinson
J egget I his twelve while Murphy legged
only three or four and then finished them
oil. having his sheep bled only as fast as
wanted. Both parties seemed to be
working about even until the twelfth
sheep was taken Hold fof, when Murphy
was seen to be one-half of a sheep
ahead. Three additional sheep had
now been brought in for each,
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last sheep was partly pelted and D.ckm
and as finishing time was called, Murphy s
son s last lay on the lloor partly legged.
Murphy's work was only about one min
ute ahead.
There was no break or accident during
the hour. Fifteen sheep were nicely'
dressed for market by each, save the finish
ing of the last which was done before
stopping. Murphy was declared the best
man, and the money was turned over to
the winner.
The time averaged on each sheep was a
trille over four minutes. The quickest,
was one sheep iu tw o and one-half min
ute«.
Afi parties were satisfied with the close
contest, anti parted believing that time was
made there which would be hard to heat.
Each man had dressed fifteen sheep within
(he hour and the winning party quit with
three lens skinned on the sixteenth sheep.
The sheep as displayed in the meat mar
ket of Stadtler & Kaufman show that they
are over the average size and dressed in a
manner tit for any market East or West.
Oft lor New Orleans.
Surveyor General, John S. Harris ac
companied by his wife leaves iu
the morning for New Orleans,
where he will see that Montana makes a
creditable appearance at the World's Ex
position which opens next December.
Though General Harris belongs to that
class of recent residents, entrusted with a
federal commission and generally known
among Democrats as carpet baggers, yet it
is only common honesty to say that Mon
tana has not a citizen in her borders who
has labored more devotedly, intelligently
and successfully to serve her interests and
advertise her resources to the world. Gen.
Harris returns about Christmas. We with
all our hearts wish him and his noble wife
a pleasant journey and return.
shipment of'Reef Cnltle From Helena.
The first shipment of beef cattle on the
hoof for the eastern market from Helena
by rail was made yesterday by John II.
Ming, who shipped between one and two
hundred fat bullocks to Chicago. This is
only a beginning of a large and lucrative
business in this line which has been inaug
urated at Helena. Opportunities are now
afforded to small or large shippers at this
point by the Northern l'acitic railroad
company, whereby cattle can he forwarded
direct to Chicago or elsewhere. Persons
having only a car load can consign them,
or sell at this city where shippers will be
found to pay good prices for all that may
come.
Anniversary Bull.
Capital Lodge No. 2 of the Ancient Or
der of United Workmen will give their
third Anniversary Ball on next Monday
evening, the 24th inst., at Harmonia Hall.
The tukets ffir a gentleman with ladies,
$ 2 . 00 .
The following committees will see to it
that the approaching anniversary will be
celebrated in a manner worthy of their
united efforts for a successful ball and a
pleasant time :
Committee of ai rangements — George E.
Boos, Geo. W Gibbs, John J. Fallon, W. F.
Myers, Samuel Alexander.
Committee on Invitation—J no. J. Fallon,
Wm. Zastrow, M. E. Gibbons, W. L. Milli
Kan. Geo. W. White, Johu Brunton.
t ommittee on Reception—Geo. W. Gibbs,
•'âmes Sullivan, J. C. Hunter, J. A. Mc
Bounul, j. i> Atchison, Ben. Benson,
floor Manager—Kami Alexander; As
estants Frank Lang, J. H. Hartwig, Wm.
U Myers.
Committee on Music— H. C. Yaeger, Ho
' uer Hewins, Antoine Kuntz, George H.
From the Daily Hei aid of November IS.
THE EXCURSION RATES FROR
HELENA DOWN TO THE
WORLD'S FAIR
Passenger Tickets Good to the :tlst
of Ray, 1SS3
We are authorized by S. G. Fulton, Gen.
Agent of the Northern Pacific railroad, to
state that special round trip tickets from
Helena to New Orleans and return are
now on sale at the Northern Pacific rail
road company's office in this city. Tickets
! are made good to return until May 31st,
1885 and sold at $110 each, and in addition
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to the above there will also be placed on
sale on and after Nov. 20th, special excur
sion tickets to New Orleans and return
which will be made good for forty days
from date of sale at $102.75 each. These
rates will also apply from Garrison and
Butte.
One Thousand Dollars Reward.
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Protection and Free Trade To-Day,
**> Robert I . I ort» r.
Acting Governor John S. Tooker, Secre
tary of Montana, offers one thousand dol
lars reward for the apprehension and return
of Con Murphy, who is an escaped prisoner
from the Lewis and Clarke county jail,
under indictment for horse stealing.^
It is known that this notorious outlaw
escaped from our county jail under
suspicions of complicity or criminal
negligence on the part of the jailor. At
any rate a notorious horse thief and road
agent is at large and no doubt is at this
time sheltered and subsisted by his con
federates who infest a neighboring county.
The reward is offered in accordance with
authority vested in the Executive of this
Territory, and is prompted by a just con
sideration for the peace and protectiofi of
the citizens of Montana. The Territorial
Grand Jury unanimously petitioned Gov
ernor Tooker to oiler a liberal reward for
the capture and return of the prisoner, and
that petition was supplemented by another
numerously signed by other citizens of
Helena.
Such a liberal reward as this should en
list the best services of our officers and
arouse a vigilance on the part of the peo
ple in the country that would he sure to
discover the hiding place of a gang of
horse thieves that are a terror to whole
communities.
The above is the title of a very excellent
, work in convenient form, for ten cents, of
[ ^ q{ Robert p Porter l0 the Ark
wright Club of New England,showing how
free trade and protection work at home and
abroad. He shows how agriculture, com
merce and manufacturing in the United
States, Great Britain, Germany and Hol
land have been affected by these two eco
nomic policies. Mr. Porter's work will be
appreciated by business tuen, farmers and
artisans who have no time to read a vol
ume on the subject, but who want a clear
exposition of the condition of labor here
and in European countries.
He takes decided protective ground but
makes a fair use of the official figures,
which are at times, handled with dramatic
effect. Few are better equipped, bj r train
ing, to discuss the question than Mr. Porter.
For several years a student of the indus
trial progress of the West, and author of
one of the most useful works on that sec
tion ; for three years in charge of an im
portant division of the census, next a mem
ber of the tarif!' commission ; and then
sent abroad for eighteen mouths, by the
New York Tribune, to investigate the con
dition of labor in Great Britain and the
Continent. The words of the author of
the address on the tariff will carry weight
with those anxious for a practical view of
the tariff question.
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Select Knights, A. O. U. >V.
On Saturday night, November 1st, at
Twin Bridges, Madison county, William
Zastrow. Deputy Supreme Commander for
Montana, instituted the second legion in
the Territory of Select Knights of the An
cient Order of United Workmen. It is
known as Madison Legion No. 2., and was
organized with the following officers and
charter members :
Select Commander— B. F. Shaubert.
Vice Commander—Geo. T. Lewis.
Lieutenant Commander—J. R. Comfort.
Chaplain—Rodney W. Page.
Standard Bearer— F. T. Counter.
Senior Workman—James Doren.
Junior Workman—Donald McKay.
Recorder—D. A. Rightenour.
Recording Treasurer—L. M. Pickette.
Treasurer—C. J. Eckstrom.
Guard—Giles Clark.
Marshal—James K. Sias. Also James M.
Page, M. H. Lott, and T. D. Eldred.
Canal and H ater Ditch Company.
Articles of incorporation have been f 'ed
with the Secretary of the Territory for the
Bozeman and West Gallatin Canal and
Water Ditch Company. Incorporators, R.
P. Vivion, Enoch Hodson, D. G. Sillimau,
Wm. Fly, W. B. McAdow. Capital stock,
$200,000.__
The Fargo Blaze.
The Continental Hotel, the largest aad
best hotel in Fargo, Dakota, was entirely
consumed by fire Sunday night, together
with an adjoining block of three stores.
The inmates barely escaped with their
lives, and saved nothing of the contents.
Loss, $100,000 ; insured for $40,000.
The
Crows and Their Reservation.
[Livingston Enterprise.]
Of the 4,713,000 acres belonging to the
Crows at least 1,000,000 are capable of the
highest cultivation. Yet, during all of last
year and up to the present date, there were
but ten acres cultivated by the government
for tbe Indians, and 125 acres tilled by the
Crows themselves without assistance from
anybody. From the 125 acres handled by
the Red Men were obtained about
1,500 bushels of vegetables, which were
consumed entirely by themselves. List
>' ear tb e Crows pat up 35 tons of hay and
cut over 300 cords of wood. The winter
months, as is the custom among all tribes,
were 8 P ent i Q hunting for game among
the monntains and on the plains.
From the Daily Herald of November 19.
A Daring Robbery.
Last evening about (J o'clock, while Mr.
D. B. Howe and wife and employees at
their furrier establishment were absent at
supper, a thief entered the front door on
Main street by means of a pass key, and
stole lietween nine and ten dollars in silver
in change and a valuable beaver robe, worth
$100. It appears that a key was left in
the door by one of the household at noon
time, which being observed by the robber
as he was spying around in the afternoon,
■was pocketed. At night fall when the
coast was clear, and the fur store deprived
of its usual busy occupants, the thief en
tered and had things all his own way
The robe, a notable manufacture of Mrs.
Howe from selected pieces of dark and.
light beaver, was as handsome an article
as could be put together of this valuable fur.
The robe was lined with Indian cloth and
elegantly quilted and had a costly silk
fringe of green and canary. It is so re
markable in its manufacture and so well
known by many who have examined this
beautiful robe, that it will be impossible
for the thief to sell it in Helena without
being detected. It is probable that it is
hidden for the present until a favorable
opportunity offers for sending it away by
express or freight. A thorough search in
all suspected places should be made by the
police, and a sharp watch kept on all sus
pected persons in the city or leaving it by
rail.
The Helena Gas Light Company.
A Herald reporter this morning at
tended at the gas works to witness the op
eration of firing up and setting all things
in order for a test of turning Montana coal
into gas. The furnaces were heated up
and the retorts red hot to receive the coal,
but from the leaking of some joints and
water valves, the process of the start-up
was deferred until the afternoon to an
hour too late lor our reporter to gather the
particulars for this evening's paper. At
any rate the final work of geting all things
ready to make gas is iu charge of Mr.
William McDonough who was present this
morning giving the matter his personal
supervision. He is authority lor saying
that on Saturday night the start-up will
be completed and a number of the business
houses will he lighted up. Of course the
quality of the gas will he tested before
that time and every opportunity will he
afforded by Saturday to give the engineer
ample experiment so as to provide as good
a quality of gas as van be obtained else
where.
Rurder at Livingston.
A shooting affray took place at Living
ston on Sunday evening between Jefferson
Bryant and John Bowman, partners in a
saloon. They had some difficulty and
came to blows and Bryant got pretty rough
ly handled. He left the saloon saying, "I
will get even with you," and soon after
ward returned with a rille and shot Bow
man dead. Bryant fied to the house of a
friend but was soon captured and jailed.
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The Nine Hour Lode.
Developments on the Nine Hour lode at
a depth of fifty feet show a very large
width of vein and a high grade of ore.
This property is in the Silver Creek dis
trict and contiguous to the famous Drum
Lummon mine at Marysville and has a lo
cation of eleven hundred feet. The own
ers are William Robinson, James Huggins
Warren De Camp, John W.Eddy and Eben
Sharpe. The locators have made a for
tunate strike which will no doubt prove as
valuable as others in that bonanza belt.
Kcal Estate Transfors for the Week
Ending November 19th, Re
ported by Lockey's
Land Agency.
November 13.—Mining claims in Nelson
Gulch, dated November 13, 1884, G. Y.
Gipe et al. to P. Constans ; $300.
North half of lots 7 and 8, block 383,
Helena, on corner of Lawrence and Straw
berry streets, north and east fronts, 50x84
feet, dated November 11,1884, A. E. Bunk
er, executor et al. to Lucinda M. Golding ;
$ 1 . 00 .
November 14.—One-third of three lodes
near Seven Mile House, dated November 5,
J. H. Settle to David Goss ; $100.
November 15.—Lots 5 and 6, block 25,
Northern Pacific addition, north and south
fronts on Bozeman street and right of way,
100x100 feet, more or less, dated October
21, Geo. M. Camming, trustee, to Joseph
Canal ; $600.
November 17.— Lots 1 and 2, block 5,
Hauser's addition, on Stewart street and
Washington avenue, south and east fronts,
dated August 1, C. W. Cannon to A. D.
Cory; $1,200.
November 18.—Undivided one-third of
Crosby ranch and water rights, dated Oc
tober 13, T. A. Snively et al. to J. S. Crosby
et al.; $8,000.
Undivided two-thirds of Crosby ranch
and water rights, dated September 30, J. S.
Crosby to J. S. Crosby et al.; $15,000.
One-twelfth of Nine Hour Lode, dated
November 17, F. P. Sterling to J. W. Eddy;
$400.
Same prospects as above, J. W. Eddy to
E. Sharpe; $400.
Court Proceedings.
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JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT.
Sebree, Ferris & White vs. C. L. \ awter,
$1,362.56.
Star rock & Lang vs. Aetna Iron 5V orks,
$87 and costs.
Ross Degan vs. Garrett, $1,833.61.
Thomas L. Gorham vs. Steele, $6,866.65.
In the case of the Territory vs. Frank
Ashton, which was given to the jury last
evening, the jury came into court this
morning unable to agree, and were dis
charged.
John B. Clayberg was admitted to prac
tice as an attorney at law in the courts of
this Territory.
The case of the Territory vs. John B.
McIntyre, for grand larceny, was before
the court this afternoon. Johnston for the
plaintiff and Casey for defendant.
CH0TEAÜS OFFICIAL CANVASS.
Counting the Vote of a Wildcat Precinct.
Protest from Indignant Cltizens-
Who the Elected Are.
[special to the herald.]
Benton, Mont., November 18.—The of
ficial count of Choteau has been made. The
canvassers, wholly Democratic, counted the
Rocky Point precinct, which was not es
tablished, after due consideration by the
Board of Commissioners. This was owing
to an honest desire on the part of the two
Commissioners present to have no cry of
fraud or room for suspicion by either party.
The minutes of the Board show no order
for a precinct and no poll books were sent,
no judges appointed, and no notice given.
Thirty-three votes were cast, twenty-six
of which were Democratic. The Republi
cans sent no tickets down and only four
Republican votes were cast. The so-called
returns sent up were informal and irregu
lar. Republicans and many Democrats re
gard the canvass of this precinct as an out
rage. Protest was made and the matter
will be tested in the courts. The action of
the returning hoard is in conflict with the
Commissioners' action and apparently up
holds the assertion that it is impossible to
hold an honest, lair election in Choteau
county.
Toole's majority, exclusive of Rocky
Point, is 147; Hunt's majority, 103.
Spencer, Probate Judge (Rep.), Miner,
Treasurer (Rep.), Johnston,Superintendent
of Schools (Rep.), Griffith, Surveyor (Rep.),
Ingersoll, Public Administrator (Rep.),
Fairfield, Coroner (Rep.), and Houston,
Coroner, carry the county and are elected
without this bogus precinct. If this pre
cinct is counted Toole's majority is in
creased 28 votes, and the Republicans
elected have their majorities reduced, but
none are defeated. X.
Missoula County.
The following are the majorities lor the
different candidates in Missoula county, as
taken from the official figures of the can
vassing board :
Delegate, Knowles, 2 ; district attorney,
Pemberton, 200 ; council, Will Kennedy,
R., 14; representatives, Emigh, R., 11;
Eastman, R., 127 ; commissioners, W. J.
Kennedy, R, 246 ; Hubbard, R., 157 ; treas
urer, Williams, I)., 337 ; assessor, Cunning
ham, D., 196; probate judge. Reeves, I).,
276 ; sheriff, Laue, R., 282 ; clerk and re
corder, Lent, R., 42 ; public administrator,
Wolf, D., 175 ; superintendent of schools,
Kyman, R., 632; coroner, Lindsly, R., 87 ;
surveyor Wheeler, both tickets, 1,907.
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PERSONAL.
—Ira Myers is in the city from Great
Falls.
—Nelson Story, the Bozeman banker, is
in the city.
— H. P. Brooks, one of Montana's pros
perous cattle men from the Judith Basin,
is in the city.
—John Quincy Adams, Lieutenant of
the 1st Cavalry, accompanied by his wife,
arrived in the city last evening.
—Mr. I. Marks and family, who have
r/een several months in St. Louis and other
Eastern cities, returned to Helena last
night.
—James U. Sanders, after his graduation
in the Columbia Law School and a trip to
Europe, returned Saturday evening to
Helena.
—Mrs. O. B. Totten, Mrs. Meek and little
son Oscar, returned home last night after a
two months visit in St. Louis, Chicago and
Minneapolis.
—Mrs. A. R. Gates, who bas been spend
ing the summer and fall in the East, has
returned to Helena, accompanied by her
sister, Miss Kepner.
—Governor John S. Tooker left this
morning for Trout creek, Meagher county,
on a business visit to his mining and mill
ing operations there.
—F. A. Greenleaf, of the U. S. Assay
office, returned home last night from a
two months visit to relatives and friends
in the East. Fred says he had a royal good
time.
—Mr. T. G. Merrill left this morning for
the Gold Bluff mine, on Trout gcreek,
Meagher county, where Messrs. Merrill &
Tooker have a ten stamp mill pounding
away day and night on the ore from their
celebrated mine.
—David Morris, of the firm of Morris
Bros.. Helena, has returned from a business
visit of several months to Boston, New
York, Chicago, and other eastern cities,
where he has been laying in large acces
sions to their already well selected stock of
goods.
! THE HELENA BOARD OF TRADE.
Its Action To-day in Executive Com
mittee on the Crow Reservation.
Whereas, The Helena Board of Trade
has been made aware of an effort to obtain
a lease of the western portion of the Crow
reservation, in Montana, by a corporation
that would use it for cattle grazing, to the
detriment of an agricnltnral and mining
population, who expect by wise councils
and legislation to occupy it at an early
day by amicable treaty.
Whereas, We maintain that when this
reservation is thrown open for settlement
it should be for the benefit and nse only of
such citizens of the United States as de
sire t< secure homes for themselves and
families in the pursuit of agriculture and
mining.
And Whereas, the citizens of Yellow
stone county directly Effected by the
leasing of the Crow reservation to a foreign
monopoly, in mass meeting assembled,
passed strong resolutions against the loss
of three millions and a half of acres to the
legitimate settlers and farmers ; therefore,
Resolved, that the Helena Board of trade,
in behalf of the people, respectfully reiter
ate the sentiments of the citizens of Yel
lowstone county, as expressed in mass
meeting assembled, and make their re
monstrance its grievous objections to the
leasing of the Crow reservation, which the
Board has the honor to urgently lay before
the Secretary of the Interior.
The action of the Board of Trade was tel
egraphed to the Hon. Henry M. Teller,
Secretary of the Interior, signed A. J. Da
vidson, President.
TOWN AND TERRITORY.
Missoula's telephone exchange has 25
subscribers.
The latest election news that reached the
Mineral Argus of Maiden was dated Octo
ber 14,1884.
The Rev. S. D. Hooker will hold services j
in Townsend on Sunday next, morning ,
and evening.
The Minneapolis Tribune is tbouc to
move into its new quarters—said to be the
finest newspaper buildiDg west of New
York.
A collection of $50 for the American
Baptist House Mission Society was taken
at the Baptist church yesterday morning
and six new members received—a good
day's work for a stormy Sunday.
The target practice of Company C, of
the Montana National Gnards, last Friday
resulted, after two tie scores of 17 each
between Hey er and Bowen, in favor of the
former on the th'rd trial, which stood 9
to 5.
A special election has beer, ordered by
the Commissioners of Lewis and Clarke
county for a new election on the 22d ot
November in the valley precinct, where
Jones and Fitzpatrick were a tie for Road
Supervisor.
Missoula shows a list of eighty names ot
taxpayers who pay over $1UU tpxes. The
Northern Pacific is first, paying $5,584.
Eddy, Hammond & Co., $3,161 ; Missoula
National hank, $2,360 ; C. P. Higgins,
$1,619 ; W. J. McCormick, $985.
Butte Miner : One of the questions
which will come befefre the next Legisla
tive Assembly of the Territory is that ot
the enlargement of the city limits of Butte.
If that cannot be obtained there are many
in the city who are in favor ot the repeal
of the charter.
The case of the Territc y vs. James B
McIntyre, indicted for grand larceny, that
was given to the jury last evenin-, was
brought into court this morning by the
foreman stating that the jury had agreed
to a verdict which was that the defendant
was found guilty as charged.
A First National Bank draft ou New
York for $110 has been sent this day to
Austin Huntington, Secretary of the Le
peial Committee of the Sons of the Revo
lution, by J. P. Woolman, as a contribu
tion by the citizens of Helena to the Pe
destal Fund of the statue of Liberty, raised
by a subscription of $1 each.
— W. T. Boardman, of Butte, an assayer
and mineralogist of large experience, has
been engaged by General Harris to ar
range.and take charge of the Montana
mineral exhibit at the World s Lxposition.
Mr. Boardman joins General Harris to
morrow and will proceed with him to New
Orleans.
Madisonian : Daring the procession at
Virginia City _ on Tuesday night (11th),
one patriotic lady fell into rank with the
torch-bearers and marched with them over
the entire route. Whenever the Democrats
begin to confer official honors upon the
gentle sex, the fair parader ought to be
remembered in the distribution.
The postoffice at Beaver Creek, twenty
three miles east, of Helena, on the North
ern Pacific, has been discontinued. The
mail for that place will be sent to Helena.
The reason is a difference be
tween the postmaster and the rail
road employes as to who should carry the
mail between the station and the postoffiee.
A would-be weather prophet thus pre
dicts the character of the coming winter :
"It will be remarkably mild and open,
with very little, if any, extremely cold
weather. I predicted through the medium
of the local press the very extraordinary
winter of 1875-6 so closely as to warrant
the republication of the prophecy in the
spring.
Madisonian : An old time resident of
Alder gulch, now living in Colorado, con
cluded a letter to a business man of this
city as follows : "Whe have Nise Watters
but times are quiett But asesoon ase gleve
laned taken the Chare times Bese good."
One might doubt the perfection of the
writer's instruction in orthography and
composition ; but there can he no question
that he has unbounded confidence in the
principles of the "Dimmicratic party.
Butte Miner : Messrs. John B. Read and
Harry Olmstead, two of the most promi
nent members of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association in Butte, leave for San
Francisco this morning. While on the
coast the young men will devote a large
portion of their time to missionary labors
and will doubtless enjoy a refreshing sea
son in teaching the Pacific heathens the
mysteries of the four Johns and Cerulean
Richard. We commend the young gentle
men to the protection and hospitality of
their Western brethren and unite with
their hosts of friends in Batte in wishiDg
them a safe and pleasant journey and a
speedy return.
A Spectacle.
[Minneapolis Tribune,]
Those of us who have been prone to see
in a feminine ballot a remedy for many
threatening political and social evils can
think twice about it if it turns out that
the only political movement by women
this year has helped to crown with earth's
highest honor a notorious libertine, and
turn the control of the country over to the
party of free rum. The national organiza
tion of the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, led by Miss "Willard, has by its
efforts in behalf of Cleveland and the De
mocracy, succeeded in rendering that associ
ation odious in the eyes of millions of ag
gressive temperance people. Its work in
the recent campaign has put back the cause
of prohibition half a century—and this
verdict is recorded by one who has hither
to regarded the organization as a judicious
and effective agency for doing a beneficent
work. When a so-called Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union can conscientiously
and willingly contribute to the coronation
ot lechery and the riot of rum—all in the
name of political parity and "home pro
tection"—it is time to examine foundations
and see whether sense or silliness is at the
helm. Thank God, thousands of the mem
bership of the Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union have not approved the suici
dal and disgraceful course of the leaders
of the Willard class, bat they have been
entirely too slow and timid in speaking
their disapproval. The Willard people
will probably look to their new Democratic
allies hereafter for aid and comfort in their
prohibition efforts.
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AN EASTERN JAUNT.
FROM HELENA TO BUFFALO IN
FOUR DAYS.
Politics ali the Way, aud Still "Jack"
Survives.
Dear Herald On Friday morning,
the 7th, what was left of the anatomy of
the undersigned, after wrestling with the
election and the returns for three days and
nights, took the eastern bound train. I
surprised the dining car conductor by re
fusing to join him at breakfast and meta
phorically knocked down the sleeping car
porter by ordering him to make up my
bed.
I laid down and the next thing I knew
the waiter was singing out, " last call lor
dinner—dinner iu the dining car. Arriv
ing at Billings a little after dark we rushed
into the hotel with that worn out question
—"What's the latest news?"
Greene smiled sadly, and said he was
afraid it had gone against us. A young
man in the crowd, who had accidently
heard my inquiry, smilingly produced from
his vest pocket a telegram and poked it
under my nose. Guess he thought I was
near sighted. It was a dispatch from
Cleveland's private secretary, and said that
his chief had carried New York State by
1,500. On the strength of this the young
man had bet a thousand dollars on the
general result. This betting money on
elections has a demoralyzing effect, and
somehow I can't help wishing that young
man may loose his money—just to teach
him that it is wrong to bet.
Coming through Yellowstone county the
train stopped a moment at a station and I
saw Norton, the Republican member elect
to the Legislature, standing on the platform.
"Hello, Norton, how has it gone? I
shouted.
" All right," said Norton.
" Hurrah ! " said I, as loud as I could af
ter seventy-two hours of reading dispatches
and yelling like a madman.
"Yes," said he, "King's eleeted.
"Who in blazes is King ?"
"Why, our sheriff!"
"Excuse the 'blazes,' Norton—1 was
thinking of the Presidential contest." And
somehow when the train pulled out I
couldn't smile once, notwithstanding Nor
ton communicated good news.
At Bismarck we learned that the Re
publican Committee still claimed New
York, but the final result would not be
known until the official count was made.
This news was bracing, and on the strength
of it 1 drank a bottle of 'pollinairus water.
We passed through the good Republican
town of Steele, east of Bismarck, about 10
p. m. The Democrats, in response to Bar
num's invitation, had built an immense
bon tire and were trying to celebrate ; but
the Republicans, numbering five to one,
had gathered around and were drowning
the feeble cheers for Cleveland with
! tremendous huzzas lor Blaine.
In St. Paul, where I stopped for an hour
to take dinner, I tried to interview a few
of my friends on the "political situation.
The universal answer was, "Excuse me
from talking—my throat won't permit
' it!"
In Chicago the excitement had to a
great extent died oat, the great mass of
the people having made up their minds to
go about their usual avocations and await
the-official count.
Yesterday I took the day express over
the Michigan Central. In every hamlet,
town and city through the State to Detroit
were still flying the banners and Hags of
the two Presidential candidates, showing
how hot had been the fight iu this good
State of Michigan—and she is still loyal
to her colors. The Democrats, the
Fusionists, the Saint Johns' and the mug
wumps, all together couldn't down the Re
publican ticket.
We took dinner at Marshall, and between
politics and hash the twenty minutes for
refreshments passed very rapidly. A pretty
waiter girl, with Michiga- roses in her
cheeks and turtle doves in her eyes, came
to take our order-for dessert. A traveling
companion on my right said to her :
"My dear girl, if the official count gives
New York to Blaine I presume you will
celebrate?"
"My dear young man,'' replied she quick
ly, "let me give you a pointer, and don't
you forget it. 1 wear a Cleveland badge
or nothing !"
My friend collapsed. For fear that the
girl may carry out her threat he hopes
Cleveland may be counted in.
Michigan is a prosperous State, and
from Chicago to Detroit, where we arrived
at 6:30, the scenery is one rapidly shifting
panorama of beautiful homes, farms, towns
and cities. For a change it well pays one
to take the express that leaves Chicago at
8:50 a. m., even though you pass Niagara
Falls at 3:30 in the morning.
As I take my breakfast in Buffalo I
think a moment and find that I am out
just exactly four days from Helena.
Pretty fast traveling, and no time wasted.
A. J. F.
Blaine, the Leader.
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The election unquestionably leaves Mr
Blaine the leader of the Republican party.
He is the only person iu it who has added
largely to its recruits from the ranks of
the opposition, and no other man probably
could keep that element. No other Re
publican leader in the country has shown
anything like Mr. Blaine's capacity or gen
Iral success. Mr. Harrison, of Indiana,
has lost the State where there was an ap
parent certainty for the Republicans.
Blaine gave his chief exertions to Ohio,
which he saved in October and got by a
great increase in November, and if he had
controlled personally the campaign in New
York State, and given it all the rest of his
attention after the October election, he
would, no doubt, have made the few hun
dred votes required here.
Another World's Exhibition.
New York, November 13.—It has been
officially announced through the British
consulate that an international inventions
exhibition will be held in London in 1885
ander the patronage of the Queen, the
Presidency of the Prince of Wales and the
management of an executive council com
posed of eminent Englishmen.
RINGING RESOLUTIONS.
Protesting Against the Lease of Three
Million, Five Hundred Thousand
Acres of the Crow Reservation.
A large and justly aroused mass meeting
of the citizens of Yellowstone county, held
on the 13th inst., gave utterance to their
indignation by the following preamble aud
resolutions :
Whereas, It has come to the knowledge
of the citizens of Eastern Montana that a
scheme is on foot to lease the western por
tion of the crow reservation, containing
three and one-half million acres of the
richest farming aud grazing lands in Mon
tana, and an inexhaustible store of mineral
wealth, the same being capable of sup
porting Ja populace of one hundred
thousand people, and
Whereas, We maintain that when this
reservation is thrown open it should be for
the benefit and use of only such citizens
of the United States as desire to secure
homes for themselves aud families, and not
for the exclusive use of a grasping monop
oly, and
Whereas, Experience has taught that
such a lease would work injustice to the
Crow Indians themselves, as well as to the
white settlers of Eastern Montana, iu that
it would result in endless conflict between
the Indians and the cattle men, with all
the horrors of savage warfare; therefore
be it
Resolved, By the citizens of Yellowstone
county, in mass convention assembled and
representing all the people of Eastern Mon
tana, irrespective of party or business in
terest, that we earnestly protest against a
lease being made between the Crow In
dians and any person or persons having
for its object the exclusive use of the Crow
reservation. Further
Resolved, That we respectfully call on
the Hon. Henry M. Teller, Secretary of the
Interior, to prevent any such scheme from
being carried into effect, and further
Resolved, That we ask H. J. Armstrong,
agent for the Crow Indians, to stop any
s negotiations looking to a lease so far as he
may be able to do so, and further
Resolved, That we pledge ourselves to
one another to resist to the extent of our
I power by all lawful means any such dispo
sition of the Crow reservation.
LIST OF LETTERS
1 Remaining in the Post Office at Helena, Lewis
I and Clarke County, Montana Territory, on the
5 19th day of Novemlier, 1884. When cailed for
please say "advertised."
Arthur Andrew
Arnold Mary Mrs
Armstrong Wm
Anderson Andrew
Hailey CG
Hlaudin Lizzie Miss
Boardman John M
Houghton Lizzie Mis:
Barns Ede 2
Cassidy Michael
Corner John
Collins John
Combs Frank
Coomes Caroline
Cramer Chas
Crowd F
Cundy Arthur
Danielson Eva Miss -
Day N W
Day Morris W
Doughty Geo
Dunn Annie E
Ericksson Erik S 2
Fairlniry Fred
Fisher John
Ford Wm J
Ford R E
Fromm John
Gates Will
Gramps C Wm 2
Green Mrs
Gray John A
Guinn Nellie Miss
Gasford John
Hall John
I Han com Charles M
tiUiioac.i Jo*»H
Herman Jacob
I Hoopes J
i Holbens T W
! Holbrook Frank
Hooper Ben
Johnson, Hall <k Co
Jenkins Rasser
Jauregin P
Kennedy Jas B
King Anderson
Koppikas John
Lyons A H
Lefrane Leon
Lavall W W
Lewis Fannie
Lovell Mary Mrs
Macavoy John
Maloney Mike
Moore Mrs
Mitchell A
Morgan G W
Moore S L
McFarland Wm
McDonough Joe
McKiney ti
McDonald Frank
McDonough James B
Mussel! James
Nelson H P
l'hillipp John 8
Pierce G W
Picee Georges
Poitras Isai
Potter Stephen
Pollard W G
Reeves James
Reynolds Jas
Renzler Jowb
Rice John
Ross John T
Ruud O J
Schlegel Jno B
Seubright Wm H
Shinnick John
Smith Geoige
Spencer John
Smith Wm
Smith Wm F
Street Wm R
Sullonger Chas
Swen» Mr
Tiac. y Alonzo
Mrquiiurt Finlay
Walker Chas G
Walther Edward
Wagner Joseph
White James
Wellman William
Wil ton Clias
Williams F S
Williams J E
Williams John
Williams P E Mrs
Willard Jerry
Yates Willie Master
Young Carrie Miss
D. H. CUTIIBERT. Postmaster.
MAPiniEX).
HEZEKIAH— WRIGHT.— In this city Novem
ber 16th, by Rev. L. E. Wood, Mr. John Hezekiah
and Miss Helens. Wright, both of Helena.
FISHER— FOX. —In Helena, November 14th,
j 1884, by Rev, J. Jay Garvin, Charles Fisher to
! Louisa Fox, all of Helena.
BOF13M.
SMITH.—In Helena, November 17th, 1884, to
the wife of Judge L. N. Smith, a daughter.
HAMILTON.—At the Gregory Mine, M. T.,
November 13th, 1884, to the wife of Krank Hamil
ton, a daughter.
READ.—Near Bedford, M. T., November 10th,
to the wife of Henry Read a daughter.
DIED.
HULL—In Helena, Friday, November 14,1884,
Mrs. Susan Hull, wile of John Hull, Jr., aged 44
years.
DIXON.—In liutte, November 18th. 1884, Ida
Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Dixon,
aged 2 years, 3 months and 10 days.
Order to Show Cause Why Decree of Dis
tribution Should Not be Made,
In the Probate Court of the county of Lewis
and Clarke, Territory of Montana.
In the matter of the estate of Zeno Hoyt, de
ceased.
On reading and filing the petition of Anna
Hoyt, the administratrix of the estate of said de
ceased, praying for an order of distribution of
the residue of said estate among the persons en
titled. It is ordered that all persons interested in
the estate of the said Zeno Hoyt, deceased, be,
and appear liefore the Probate Court of said
county, at the court room of said court, in the
city of Helena, Montana, on Friday, the 28th day
of November, A. D. 1884, at 2 o'clock p. m. of
Sidd day, then and there to show cause why an
order of distribution should not he made of the
residue of said estate to the heirs of the said de
ceased according to law. And it is further or
dered that a copy of this order l>e published for
ten days liefore the 28th day of November, 1884,
in the Helena Weekly Heralh. a newspaper
printed and published ut Helena city, said county
and 'Bsrritory.
Dated Helena, Montana, Noveml>er 15, 1884.
F. P. STERLING,
w2t-uov20 Probate Judge and ex-officio Clerk.
Boulder Valley Ditch, Mining and
Milling Company.
Principal place of business Boulder, Jefferson
county, Montana Territory.
NOTICE.—There is delinquent upon the fol
lowing described stock, on account of assess
ments levied, by the Board of Trustees, on Au
gust 9th, 1884, the several amounts set opposite
the names of the respective shareholders, as
follows :
No. of Bo. of
Names. Certificate. Shares. Amount
Hiram Cook. 4 125 8406 50
Alex. J. Elder. 5 125 159 00
R. W. Jeffries. . 6 125 91 18
Z. N. Thompson. 8 125 244 60
L. M. Black (stock not issued) 500 9» 00
And in accordance with law, so many shares
of each pan-el of said stock as may be necessary,
will be sold in front of the Court House in the
town of Boulder, Jefferson county, Montona Ter
ritory. on Monday, the 15th day of December
1884, at 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, to pay said
delinquent assessment thereon, together with
cost of advertising and expense of sale.
ALEX. J. ELDER, Secretary.
w2t-nov20 ____ Boulder M. T.
TAKEN UP.
Came to my ranch in 1883, a small blue mare,
white Sf.ot in forehead and white spot on nose ;
brandon left shoulder, very much like a wine
glass. The owner is requested to call and prove
property, pay charges, and take the same away.
w3!-nov20 8. S. STREET.
Arrival and Departire of Mail» at the
Helena Post Office.
On and after this date mails will arrive and de
part from this office as follows :
Western bound mail closes at 6:30 p. m.
Eastern bound mail and Territorial mails close
daily at 9 p. m.
Delivery hours, from 8a. ni. to 7 p. m.; S-.ndays
from 12 m. tol p. in.; Money Order and Registry
Department, from 9 a. m. to 3:30 p. m.; Saturday
Money Order Office closes at 2 p. m.
D. H. CUTHBKRT. Postmaster.
Helena. M. T.. May 10th. 1884.

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