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From the DallT Herald of April 31».
Sapph Children With Hook«.
I lue of the most effective way« to educate
the l*>y* and girl« is to furnish them with
suitable reading matter. A boy who loves
to read will find but few attractions for
him on the streets at night, and every bov
may !h* led into a profitable course of read
ing that will have an attraction for him.
In the public school library there are two
hundred books. Most of these liooks have
i**u selected without considering the fact
that they were for children; hut there are
aliout fifty juvenile liooks of travel, of
biography, and of science. These were
«elected for the children, and since Janu
aiy ltith these liooks have not remained in
the library one single day. They are con
stantly m the possession of some of the
i in the days whwi the library is open to
the pupils the room is full of children hun
gry for something to read ; and many of
them are dismissed without a liook tiecause
there is no suitable hook for them.
There are many children in school
whose parents have supplied them abund
antly with choice juvenile literature ; but
there are a great number of children in
school whose parents cannot afford to sup
ply this want. It would lie not only a
t hristian act, hut au act of humanity, if
these children were supplied with reading
matter by the public.
M illiinu«' Pardon.
We are iu receipt of the following self
cxplauatory letter from the Stock Insjiec*
»or at Miles City :
Miles City, M. T., April 18,1885.
To llie Editor of the Herald :
Dear Sir: —Iu the Herald of the 15th
,u*t.. there was au item in regard to the
pardon of Andrew J. Williams which is li
able to create a wrong impression. It
stated that the petition was signed by a
numlier of the mendiera of the Montana
stock Association who lielieved the man
to have lieen unjustly accused and con
victed. I am the one who presented that
petition and got most of the leading stock
men of this country to sign it. Hut it was
not that we thought Williams unjustly
(onv 1C ted. but our reasons for getting up
the petition wa-i that Williams had al
ways borne a good name lie fore he got in
to the scrape on which he was convicted;
that he had lieen in our county jail nearly
one year before he was convicted, and the
leading citizens of this county thought
that it he was pardoned out uow, that he
hail had a lesson taught him and would
appreciate a pardon, and would lie a useful
uiau in the future. And I, for on«, do not
think he will disappoint 1rs friends in this
respect. Respectfully yours.
W. H. SMITH, Stock In»|«ector.
The Skating Race.
The largest crowd that has assembled at
the Amphitheatre for some time congre
gated there Saturday night to witness the
championship race lietween < >rton and
Reynolds : and for the lirst time in a long
while the spectators were disapjiointed in
the prog ime. The race, as a race, was
a complete failure. The contestants ap
jieared upon the tioor and the race com
menced. Reynolds leading from the start.
In the second or third lap Orton ran into
the wall, recovered himself slowly and re
-umed skating in an easy manner that
showed lie had given up the race. Rey
nolds ottered him another start, which was
accepted und the race resumed. For the
first few la|is everything worked well,
when Orton again hugged the wall. Or
ton. who claimed that his skates were de
fective and had a tendency to draw him
away from the pole, then gave up the con
test. and Reynolds finished the race alone.
Consequently Reynolds still holds the
championship and also the purse put up
lor Saturday night's race. The audience
received the result good naturally, but
were nevertheless very much disapjiointed.
We hojie to see auothet and more satisfac
tory race lietween Reynolds and Orton at
some future time.
Deceived Hi« Friend«.
Johnny Curtis, of Bott«, a guest of the
Territorial Capital yesterday, was among
Saturday's arrivals from the Fast. Aliout
our streets he was the cynosure on which
rested the admiring gaze of multitudes of
natives. He was bran new from extended
travel in foreign parts, having in his ab
sence taken in the Louisiana show. Wash
ington monument, Belcher's sugar refinery,
the Chicago water tower, the Cathedral of
•St. Paul, Minneapolis suspension bridge
and other sights and things. It took some
time for many of the folks to fairly make
out the identity of the Silver City natiob.
He appeared most phenomenally to have
attained all at om-e the stature of three
feet eight and a half inches, whereas his
normal measurement has heretofore re
corded but a trille more than three feet in
his boot tops. Johnny's "disguisement"
was presently jienetrated. The fashiona
bly altudiuized silk tile explained the de
ception by means of which he had passed
unrecognized, mistaken for a while by
many old acquaintances lor "some distin
guished stranger" shining on our thronged
thoroughfares in his best suit of clothes.
Fifth Ward Flection.
The election in the Fifth ward on Satur-
day resulted in the choice of John Sted-
man. Republican, for Alderman, by a ma-
jority of sixteen over M assena Bullard,
lude{ieudeut. Mr. Htedman ia a first-class
man. aud will make an excellent member.
He takes the place of a Democrat, (Sulli-
van promoted to Mayor. The Council,
politically, is uow equally divided—six Re-
publicans aud six Democrats.
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I mied Stale« License«.
AU brewers, rectifiers, dealers in spirit
uous or malt li«(Uors, and dealers in tobac
co aud i igars, should procure their United
States Internal Revenue licenses without
delay. These licenses are known under
the law as United States special taxes and
become delinquent after April 30th.
Prompt attention by all concerned saves
trouble and costs.
Erom the Dan? H e , aid of April 2L
City Council.
An adjourned meeting o! the Citj Coon
<*il was held last night and the following
busiuess was transacted :
The tiond of E. I). Ldgertou as City
Clerk and Attcrney was received aud ap
The special committee appointed for the
purpose of securing new rooms for the
Council reported, stating that they had
come to no conclusion as yet with regard
to the matter, and asked for further time
in which to report. Received, and fur
ther time granted.
The report of Masseua Bullard as City
Clerk, from April 1st to the 2«>tb, showing
the expenditures of the city during that
time, was receive 1 ami adopted.
A petition was received from citizens of
the Sixth Ward praying for the establish
ment of cisterns in that ward for use in
case of fire. Referred to the Committee
on Fire I>epartment.
II. F. Galen presented a petition asking
permission to remove the building on Main
street called the Washington Brewery to
another street. Referred to the Committee
on Building Permits.
The communication of John Brunton
was taken from the table and the request
for ar< inv estigation granted.
The Council in executive session con
firmed the following nominations made by
the Mayor for the Board of Health: Dr
Maria M. Dean, James M. Ryan and E. V.
The printing committee was instructed
to let the contract for printing one hundred
copies of the city charter and ordinances
to the lowest bidder.
The Mayor appointed the following
Ways and Means—Muth, Paynter and
Taxes and Licenses—Mead. Rickett and
Auditing—Paynter, Lissner and Watson.
Sewerage—Dull', McDougald and Connor.
Fire liepartiuent—Lissner, Paynter and
Origiu of Fires—Htedman, Muth aud
Printing—Conno- Rietet t and Witmer.
Police—Witiuei, i «y liter and Muth.
Water—Watson, Muth and Rickett.
Streets and Alleys—Dew itt, Watson, Con
nor, Duff, Htedman and Mead.
Building Permits— Bu kett. Dewitt, Wat
son. Witmer, Mead and Dull.
Public Buildings—McDougald. Lissner
and Htedman.

Escape and (JuxU Capture.
Last Monday evening, Rlth. s*yg the Deer
Lodge At if North vest, as the yard prisoners
were lieing returned to their quarters af
ter supper, one Moore, employe«! as assist
ant cook at the penitentiary, took the op
portunity to step from the kitchen, in rear
of the laundry, place a bvl'er against the
fence and leap over. He thought guard
Bobbins, in the look-out, would lie so in
tent watching the prisoners that he would
not lie oliserved by him. But he was, and
bang! bang! weut the shotgun as Moore
ran toward the river, a shot perforating his
hat. In a minute he was uuuer cover of
the bank and running up along the river.
Robbins hail exchanged his shotgun for a
Winchester, and as he came in sight sent
six shots after him in close proximity
Meantime Warden Fred M. Wilson, gnard
guard Charles W. Harris, ami ex-Warden
Botkin, who happened to lie in the guord
room, let themselves out of the gate ami
ran south to btaa him off. Harris quarter
ed toward Moore, firing a couple of pistol
shots across his bow as he got within dis
tance, while Botkin and Wilson prolonged
their skirmish line to shut him off south
ward. It got -30 hot for the laa, aud lie
fore Harris got «juite to him he laid down
and waited the summons to surrender un
conditionally. In a few minutes after be
was in his cell, a wiser, and warmer and
more worn out, if not a lietter man.
( hristian Church.
Since Mr. Streator's arrival in Helena.
October Pith, 1883, the Christian Church,
of which he is pastor, has more than
doubled its membership. During this
(leriod 23 persons, on their relation to
Christ, have lieeu received into the fellow
ship of the Church by letter or personal
commendation, and 19 persons, on the con
fession of their faith in Christ, have lieen
baptized into his death, making in all 42
additions, and raising the memliership
from 38 to 80 person«.
Since the morning of the dedication of
their new bouse of worship they have
Received in < ash tor the building .........#1,011 45
Th«- Ladies Aid Society has..................... 63 f»l
Amount of former collections ................ 9,510 U
Grnnd total of money collect«.* )........#10,611 48
Besides this the Church has jiaid annual
«■urrent expenses of about $1,300, and con
tributed liberally for home ami foreign
missions and other benevolent purposes.
They are aided in their work of faith by
the Christian Woman's Board of Missions,
whose headquarters are in Indianapolis,
Philip«burg Notes.
The following news items are contained
in a letter receive«! to-day from l'hilipe
horg :
A sociable was given here last Tues
ilay evening by the toadies Aid Society
of the M. E. church, of which the Rey. F.
Flawith is pastor. There was a good at
tendance, all enjoying themselves and
lieing well pleased with the evening s en
tertainment. Miss Dora Kroger and Mas
ter W. Kroger renderai good service by
their vocal and instrumental music.
There is a great deal of siekness in the
town again. There have lieen two deaths
within the past seven days.
Galloway Cattle.
F. M. Hancock, a prominent stock man
of Missouri, arrived yesterday with a car
load of thoroughbred, imported Galloway
cattle, consisting of young cows ami two
year-old bulls. The cattle are at Ry Zeig
ler's stable, and have attracted a large
numlier of visitors—lor who does not ad
mire a lieautiful animal ? Yesterday after
noon Mr. Hancock sold to H. W. Child four
of the cows for $2,000. Mr. Child will
drive them to his Crow creak ranch.
Pro m the Dell* Herald of April 2i.
Helena'« llcir«hip to a Great English
The matter ot the Lawrence-Townley
estate, mentioned with some circumstance
in the dispatches to-day, furnishes a topic
of considerable local interest from the fact
that one of the* laimants to tue munificent
patrimony is a resident of this city. The
estate is English and estima ted of the
vaine of $ 500 . 000 , 000 . The traced ami
established records of descent shows nine
heirs lietween whom four-fifths of the en
tire sum will be distributed direct. One
of these nine heirs is Mrs. W. E. Cullen, of
Helena, and a second living in this coun
try is Mrs. Hidncy T. Brown of Bagdad,
X. Y., each of whom it is stated, will re
<*eive aliout $40,000,000. The proceedings
iu adjustment aud apportionment have
followed with unusual expedition the
ascertainment of heirship, and the dis
tribution of £>* 0 , 000 . 000 . over and aliove
the sum invested in British consols, will lie
entered upon very shortly. The partition
of a fortune of the magnitude involved in
the Lawrence-Townley estate occasions in
the Dominion of Canada, where a majority
of the heim now live, widespread excite
ment. truite the reverse of this is the
case here, where scarcely a ripple of ex
citement is produced by the announce
ment that so many millions of this
colossal aggregation of money comes to
a lady of Helena. We «an readily
enough account for what elsewhere might
lie termed an exceptional exhibition of
phenomenal severity by citing the ascer
tained and generally admitted facts that
the Capital City of Montana is already the
wealthiest community of ten thousand
souls within the limits of the laml. An
accession of $40,000,000, more or less, to a
Rocky Mountain town which can any day
count its accumulations by scores of mil
lions from its lionanzas and its beef, its
plaeers aud plains, ean hardly turn the
heads of a population whose pro rata pos
sessions probably exceed those of auy like
numlier of people on the earth. This in
lieritauve is big enough, but it turns no
one's head. Semi it right along. The
Helena heiress deserves her share of it, and
we doubt not will know how to manage it.

A Ca«e ol Illegal Voting.
The case of the Territory against Charles
Perry for illegal swearing in of his vote on
the Gth of April, occupied the attention of
Judge Davis this morning. Numerous
witnesses were called, both by J. W. Kins
ley, counsel lor tin defence an«I E. D.
Weed, prosecuting attorney. The evidence
went to show that during the two yeais
previous to the time of the last election
Perry had lieen a citizen of Meagher
county, and that a short time previous to
that event he had lieen summoned to
Helena as a witness on a law suit then
{•ending in the District Court. One of the
judges of election testified '.hat he had ad
ministered the oath to Perry, who took it,
thereby swearing that lie had lieen a citi
zen of Helena for the six months pra.*ed
iug and v» as a resident of the Third Ward
at the time he voted.
After hearing the argument on lioth
suies the court found the «lefcmlant guilty
as charged an«! held him in $500 bail to
await the action of the grand jury.
Death ol an Estimable Lady.
PittsburgCommercial «.azette, April 13..
The friends of Mrs. Sarah Malker Peu
niman will be grieved to learn o.' her death,
which occurred at Elizabeth. Pa.,on Satu"
day morning, April lltii, 1*83. at 2 o'clock,
at the ripe age of 77 years. Mrs. Penniman
was a daughter of the late Major John
Walker, of Elizabeth, Pa., and is the fourth
daughter that has passe«l to the great be
yond. She was the wife of the late Dr. j
William A. Penniman. one of Pittsburgh's
earliest homeopathic physicians, who re
moved to the then new city of Minneapolis,
where he and bis wife passed the greater
part of their active life. She was much
admired and lielcved for her noble quali
ties of miml ami heart. Her friendships
were strong and lasting aud her heart .«ml j
hand were ever open to the wants of the
needy. She leaves to survive her «me sister,
Mrs. Julia B. McDonough, and two broth
ers, Mr. John Walker, Jr., of Denver, Col.,
and Major Roliert C. Walker, of Helena,
A New Heating Apparatus for Trniu«.
The St. Louis Rail va y Register of April
11th contains an article taken from the
National Car Builder on "The Car Heater
of the Future." It is written by a rail
way superintendent of long service and
experience, who advocates the adoption of
the new plan. He sets forth at length the
varions disa«lvantagea of the beating ap
paratus now in use on trains, and urges
the heating by hot watc; of cars as the ne
plus ultra in this line. The plan proposed
entails the equipment and running ol a
special car for the purpose, which should
carry a boiler for heating water and all
necessary contrivances to that end. The
water is to circulate through a series of
pipes placed in the «ars by means of a
force pump placed in the lioiler car. In
the matter of expense this plan would he
costlier than the present one, hut it is
claimed that the superior advantages i{
offers will more than offset the extra ex
pense. The principal advantages claimed
for the proposed system are that it is
much less dangerous than the odc now in
use. and is capable of supplying greater
and more effective heat in colder weather.
The article concludes as follows:
"Such a system is not likely to lie adopt
ed at once, but it has features which must
come into use at some future time. It has
lieen carefully considered in all of its de
tails, and some enterprising roa«l may pos
sibly he induced to give it a trial as an
advertisement to attract travel and dis
tante rivals."
The Territorial penitentiary is over
crowded. Jails all over the Territory con
tain sentemed penitentiary prisoners, for
whom they have no accommodations at
Deer Ixxlge.
Letter Ironi the Stork ( o«ini*»' 0,,er *
to Acting Governor Tooker.
The following timely letter was to-day
received by Ac-ting Governor John H.
Helena, Montana, April 18, l'"'»
To the Honorable John S. Tooker, Acting
(le reri.or of Montana, Helena, Montana:
&\R :—We would respectfully call your
atteition »• the great danger threatening
the s"ttlers of the northern half of the
Territory, and more particularly to those
engaged in the business of stock raising,
from proliahle invasion of our borders by
tb< armed tiands of British half-breeds and
Indians, now in a state of open relielliou
and warfare against the Canadian govern
ment in the Northwest provinces of the
Dominion and very near the Montana line.
This «langer is the more imminent be
cause Riel, the leader and prime mover, is
intimately aiijuainted with all of that por
tion of the Territory north of the Yellow
stone river, and from our eastern border to
the Rocky Mountains. A large numlier
of his followers are also familiar with that
portion of Montana* from their villagjs
having lieen allowed to hunt and camp all
over it during the years from 1877 to
to the utter extermination of all large
game an«l great damage to the settlers,
from cattle killed and horses stolen by
them, and as their defeat aud rout is only
a question of time, we have every reason
to believe that they will then retreat
across the boundary line into Montana, the
more surely btvause there is a considerable
numlier of their relatives ami friemls
located iu various places in our Territory,
where they have always been a source of
loss aud annoyance to our people, because
they are usually very poor and have large
families and are compelled to eke out a
precarious existence by stealing cattle and
horses. The jieople are aliens and wards
of the Dominion ot Cana«la. ami their
presence should never have lieen tolerated
by our government.
In view of these facts and the necessity
of prompt action on the part of the govern
ment, the Board of Stock Commissioners
of Montana Territory would respectfully
request that this communication lie for
warded to the President of the United
States, with such endorsement from you,
as the Governor of Montana, as the
urgency of the situation demand».
Very resjiectfully,
K. II. Hakrisox, Secretary ltoar<l of Stock
Commissioner« Montana Territory.
Territory ok Montana,
Executive Department,
Helena, April 20, 1885. )
Hitt:—I have the honor herewith to !
transmit for your consideration a commu
nication this day receive«! by me from
Hon. Granville Stuart, President of the J
Board of Stock Commissioners of this Ter
rilory, urging immediate action on the part ;
of the government for the protection of i
settlers in northern Montana against dep
redations necessarily incident to the inva
sions of the Territory by the armed bands j
of half-breeds ami Imlians under the lead j
ership of Louis Riel.
The admonition is, in my opinion, lioth i
timely and important considering the fact
that Riel has made northern Montana hi«
headquarters up to a recent «late, and is
not only fainiliir with that portion of the
Territory, but is also possesse«! of the sym
pathy and good will of the Half-breeds
and a portion of the Indians on our north
ern borders ; it is improbable that he
would, in case of defeat or t.iscomfiture,
seek an asylum in any other direction.
The country on our northern border is
sparsely settled and the people are conse
quently in a defenseless condition, am! the
j h er( j g G f cattle and horses now ranging
ncar t h e Dominion line are at present ex
posed to plunder by marauding bands of
Half-breeds and Indians.
Deeming the lives and property of citi
zens of northern Montana in imminent
danger of injury from this source, I earn
estly suggest the consideration by your
j excellency at an early date of such meas
ures as may he deemed necessary to pro
tect the property of our citizens from harm
or molestation at the exposed points.
I have the honor, sir, to be your obedi
ent servant.
John S. Took**, Acting Governor.
To his excellency the Presiilent of the
Uni ted States.
The Sullivan-Kvan Fight.
Sporting men of Butte and others in that
city who feel interested in seeing exhibi
tions of the so-called "manly art," are very
much eiertbed over the fat . t that the pro
hibitory prize-fighting law passed at the
; last session of the Legislature will prevent
the Sullivan-Ryan fight from coming off
in Butte. Unwilling to give up the show,
which would probably attract many spec
tators to their town, they are now trying
j to look up some scheme for evading the
law and allowing the fight to take place
in Butte. If this cannot be done *hey
wish to make that city the gathering point,
and to have the fight come off across the
line in Idaho, only a few hours' ride from
Batte. They think this can be arranged
satisfactorily and special trains run for
the occasion. A representative to arrange
matters has already left New York for
Batte, and when he arri-es there the
Butteites will spring this scheme on him,
and if it works they will be made happy.
That town needs a boom of some kind,
and no wonder they are anxious for the
! fight.
Fine W ork.
Miss Ella Kleinschmidt has completed a
crayon, enlarged from a photograph, of
little Laara Fisk for Mrs. T. Wilcox. It
is a fine piece of work, true to life, and
greatly admired by all who have Been it.
Miss Kleinschmidt has remarkable talent
as a crayon artist. She is now prepared to
take orders for that class of work, and we
take great pleasure in recommending her
to those who desire to have pictures en
J. B. Morford, the graer. has made an
assignment to A. R- Gates.
The townsite of Maiden is to lie sur
veyed and platted this year
There is to he a .ollege erected at
Dillon under the auspices of the M. E.
The Rev. S. D. Hooker will bold service
at Townseud ou Sunday next, April 28,
morning and evening.
J. W. Kinsley, recently editor of the
Billings Rustler, has located in Helena and
will practice law.
The First National Bank deposited $G,
(MMi worth of C«var d'Alene gold in the
Assay office this morning.
The deserting soldier who gave himself
up to the city authorities last week was
taken back to Missoula yesterday.
The Billings Rustler ha« change«! hands.
J. W. Kinsley, who is now a lawyer in
Helena, having »ol«l out to J. W. Cobh.
Horse thieves enteral the stable of W.
P. Turner & Sons, on the Marias, on the
11th inst.. and stole two horses, a mare ami
a eolt.
B. Harris, the clothier, has received 1'roui
the Last fonr elegant signs which cost $200,
and intends placing them in the Helena
The engine on tram No. 1 yesterday ex
ploded a cylinder head a few mile« this
side of Livingston. The engineer and fire
men were severely scalded.
The Butte register has lieen open for a
week, and during that time only six or
seven hundred voters have registered. They
don't take kindly to the new law.
The Tintes, of Glendive, has discovered
that Miss Cleveland, of the White House,
is the same laily who delivered a temper
ance lecture at that town in 18-1.
The cam]> of Neihart is «aid to lie filled
with men who «au ohtaiu no employment.
A man left there last week liecause he
could get no work aud walked all the way
to Livingston.
Rejiorts from the country on the lower
Yellowstone say that grasshoppers have
hatched out there in great numbers, aud
indicate a vistation of those insects for
that se«-tion this year.
Butte is getting to lie notorious. An
other girl left home list week, aud a man
was arrested for abducting her, but invest
igation proved that it was a case of volun
tarily lea\ ing home instead of aliduction.
The Minneapolis Tribune of last Sunday
contains a column and a half letter from
Montana descriptive of the horse raising
industry of this Territory. It estimates
the numlier of horses within our liorders
at over lOO.OUO.
The rejiort of the Meagher county Grand
1 Jury recommtmls that an "expert, disinter
ested accountant" lie engaged by the 1
j County Commissioners to make a thorough
examination ot all liooks ami accounts ot
the different county officers.
Enterprise: The following Montana post
offices were established lately: Blatch
tord. Custer county, John E. Kennedy post- i
master; Profile, Meagher county, G. G.
Carville postiuxster; Sunnysitle Gallatin
county, Saiah A. Robertson postmaster.
Live meinliers of the Custer Gun Club,
of Miles City, held a shooting match with
live officers from Fort Keogh last week.
The range was 200 yanls, off-hand, and
the ««ore 1-- to 191 in favor of the Keogh
club, lioth out of a possible 250. The
officers had not much to lioAst of.
The latest opinion iu Butte as to the
Sullivan-Ryan tight is that it will un
doubtedly come oil', and no attempt to en
force the law will lie ma«le. "We venture
to expect" that even in Butte some men
who will see that the law is enforced «an
lie found.
The house of which the Indepe ndent ed
itor is a tenant, is advertised by his-son-in
law for saie. This is another sign that
l*rof. Swallow is getting ready to accept
that clerkship which the Herald thought
fully picked out for him in the Agricultu
ral bureau.
A man by the name ol Cormack. who
decamped from Butte with $170 belonging
to another man and a newly married wife,
was stayed in his southward flight at Brig
ham City, Utah, where he now awaits an
invitation to return in the shape of a re
quisition from the Governor of Montana.
Billings has become anxious for the
pugilistic boom, and Iias forwarded a peti
tion to New York, signed by numbers of
her citizens, Asking that arrangements be
made to have the Sullivan-Ryan fight take
place on neutral ground, near the Yellow
stone countyseat. We are afraid it will
not materialize—at least near Billings.
Reynolds, the roller skater, returns to
Butte to-morrow, whence he will take his
departure on the first of next month for
New York, where he will enter.the six-day
skating contest. He has lieen in training
for some time and will enter the New York
race in fine condition. Montana will have
a creditable representative in the great
The following prisoners have been sent
to the penitentiary from Silver Bow
county : William Lawler, one year for
grand larceny ; John Rooney, two years
and six months for grand larceny ; Joseph
Turgeon, four years for horse stealing ;
Wm. McKay, three years for arson ; Wm.
Enright, two years and six mouths for
grand larceny ; Luther Ckrisman. one year
for assault with intent to kill.
We understand that the efforts made to
reorganize the militia have met with but
little success, owing to the difficulty of ob
taining a sufficient number of members.
The annual appropriation authorized by
act of the last Legislator will more than
pay the running expenses of such an organ
ization, and the money might as well be
used for the purpose intended as to lie idle
in the treasury. We hope to see reorgan
ization effected soon by the militia.
The citizens of the new county of Fer
gus are mach exercised because the bill
which created that county and which was
passed by the last Legislature, failed to
make any provision whatever for its repre
sentation in the next Legislative Assembly.
Consequently Fergus county now wants
Meagher to elect bat one representative
at the next election and allow her to elect
the other. An equitable plan providing it
can be done.
I mon Go«pel
Meetings nt the Opera
The meetings at the Opera House «-on
t'jue with imreasiog interest. The two
services on Sunday were attended by very
large audiences, the evening meeting fill
ing the Opera House. Twenty-eight per
sons expressed a purpose to liecome Chris
tians. Yesterday afternoon, in spite of the
inclement weather, more than a hundred
persons attendisl the Bible rea«ling in the
Presbyterian church Christians who ab
sent themselves from, these readings are
neglecting a grand opportunity. The topic
of yesterday was "Acceptable Prayer," aud
was handled in an able au«l instructive
manner. The necessity of cultivating a
spirit of thanksgiving. a«loration and
supplication was made clear to all. A
committee was appointed at the dose of
the reading to canvass the whole city to
interest our people in religious matters.
espe« ially the movement under Mr. M un
halls leadership.
At the evening meeting Rev. Mr. Moore
led the owning exercises. This brief ser
vice of song, prayer and testimony, from
7:30 to 8 o'clock, is one of great profit.
Before the regular discourse Mr. Mun
hall invited any one so disposed to testify
for Christ and Mr. J. B. Knight responded.
He said that he was eatly trained to
Christianity, hut for the past 20 years had
lieen an atheist. He was so well versed in
infidel love that for a time he lectured in
the interests of infidelity. His efforts these
score of years have lieen directed to incul
cating anti-religious teaching. He now
publicly renounced atheism and expresse«l
sorrow at having been in any way the
means of leading others into the errors of
infidelity. Mr. Knight's conversion is a
most striking proof of the presence of the
Holy Spirit in these meetings.
Mr. Munliall took for his text John, 3d
chapter. l*ith verse, "Fer God so loved the
world that he gave his only liegotten son
that w hosoever believeth in him should
not jierish, hut Have everlasting life.
God's invitation is to all. Richaril Bax
ter, under convictiou, said that if the name
Richard Baxter had lieen in the text in
stead of "whosoever' he should have
thought that it referred to seun* other of
his name, hut the "whosoever" meant huu.
Man s fra*, moral agency is taught m the
text. Nothing stands lietween one and
his privilege of eternal salvation hut him
self. The Spirit says "come." Those who
go away from tbe meetings unsaved reject
God. Resisting the Spirit is rejecting God
Any inclination to become a (. hristian is
: the work of the Spirit, for it is he who
awakens the desire. God s voice is con
victing the sinner of his sin. In inviting
the sinner by the 8, irit God has opened
the door of opportunity. jBnt the numlier
thus invited is limited, anil so God pushes
the door still wider open, "Not only the
Spirit hut the bride says <■*»«*" The
bride is the church. The wry eaiaic4.ee
of a church of Christ is an invitation. The
church spire, its liell, its services, and its
ordinances are each and all an invitation
to come. But the door is opened yet
wider, as an invitation, "Let him that
lieareth say come." It is the mission aud
the privilege of every Christian to invite
others to Christ. Bat God has pushed the
«loor still further ajar, "Let him that is
athirst come." A man born in degradation
and raised in such circumstances that he
has never received the invitation from the
other sources, is invited by the longing of
his heart for something lietter than his
surroundings furnish. And so the invita
tion is as comprehensive as it can lie. It
is for all who will. Christ has placed two
sentinels to guard the truth. They are the
anathemas against those who would add to
or take trom the words of life which he in
spired. He who would advise any other
way ol salvation than through Christ adds
to the utmost that God has spoken on the
subject. He who would prevent any re
penitant sinner from coming to Christ takes
away out of the book the promise, "Who
soever will may come."
A dozen persons responded to the invita
tion to confess Christ, and a larger num
ber asked prayers for themselves.
Report of Cltf Teeaswrer.
The following report was submitted to
the city council last night:
Helena, M. T.. April 15. IMS.
To the Honorable the Mayor ami Council of the
City of Helena.
Gents— 1 have tbe honor to report that during
the flseal year I have received
Taxes for account of Ore dep't fund .....$12,476 11
as,* 12 30
City licenses...... 16.759 50
For bonds of the city *>ld.............. 11..500 00
General fund
Ity lice»]
. $71,517 91
Ra lanre tranxfened this date to new irea«
urer to close a«*count ............... $ 7d6 07
Warrant» regt ate red account of general
fund ................................ 6.0» 71
Warranta reglatered due Lewis and Clarke
county for 30 j>er cent atreet tax col
lected....... ......................... 2.693 *9
Warranto reflate red for acct. of Ore de
partment fund.......................... 976 26
Note—^Tales uncollected at this date.... 2,670 00
Respectfully submitted,
JACOB LÛEB. City Treasurer.
Helena, M. T., Aril 15, 1885.
To the Honorable the Mayor and Council of
the City of Helena :
Gentlemen—I have the honor to report
that at the request of tbe City Treasurer,
Jacob Loeb, I have carefully examine«!
his books and accounts since the date of
the last examination, and find them to be
Very respectfully,
John W. Eddy.
The Butte Inter-Mountain says : It is
stated that two battalions of cavalry, to be
drawn from the First, at Fort Caster, and
the Seventh, at Fort Meade, Dakota, when
the spring fairly opens, will be distributed
along the northern frontier, with the head
quarters of the commanding officer at As
sinnaboine, tbe extreme northern military
post of Montana. This force will be charg
ed with the duty of guarding the Ameri
can frontier and keeping the British Indi
ans on their own side of the border. It
seems to be doubtful if citizens who wished
to cross over to the American side could be
legally prevented, no matter if they had
taken part in the Manitoba outbreak.
Rsafk Far Beat.
The ranch of T. Wilcox, three miles from Hel
ena, to for rent. Apply at the Hxbalo office.
W. Beattie ha« returned irom Chi
—John W. Buskett, of Wickes, is in the
—Frank L. Sizer returned from Wickes
— R. T. Bayliss came in yesterday from
—T. A. Bennett, of Butte, is at the Cos-
--Thomas Dunbar, a capitalist of l>eu
ver, is in the city.
—C. G. Birtlseye, of Black foot, is regis
tered at the Cosmopolitan.
—S. A. Marnev, publisher of the Stock
ejrover»' Juurnetl. of Miles City, is ou a vis
it to Helena.
—Mrs. E. W. Beattie ha« returned from
Chicago, aud is a* present the guest of
Mrs. Joseph Davis.
—Mrs. D. M. Randall, of Freepoit, 111.,
arrived in the city last uigbt. and will
visit relatives for a short time.
—Joseph Hassel, an old time miner ot
I'pper Indian Creek, and Mr. Lowry, of
the same camp, are in the city to-day.
—Adam Reiss, for some time past a
druggist with Pärchen & Co., left for
Denver this morning via the Union Pacific
—The Herald received a pleasant call
this morning from two Montana journal
ists, Alex. Devine, of the Billings Herald.
aud J. E. Hendry, of the Livingston Enter
j prise.
—Henry T. Jacob, one of our prominent
miuers, who has lieen visiting with friends
in the States during the past winter, re
turned home last night. Mrs. Jacob aud
the children will remain east until June.
—Stewart Pixley, l'resid«*nt of the Mon
tana Company ( Limited) arrivetl last night
direct from I/ondon. Mr. Pixley comes with
a view of taking a look at our mining inter
ests, aud particularly to look after matters
of his own company.
—Two new draughtsmen have re
cently lieen adde«l to corjis of clerks in the
Surveyor General's office : Charles W.
Helmick. formerly of the Surveyor Gen
eral's office in Cheyenne, W. T., aud Charles
P. Muitb, of Columbus, Ohio, who is a
nephew of Geo. H. Piatt, of Helena.
—The follow ing are recent arrivals at
the Cosmopolitan : li. D. Hauser, Wickes:
Ed. Ray, Rochester, N. Y^ J. C. Maslin.
W. S. Slitt, Chicago ; B. C. Jones, Marys
ville; Peter Wilde, Benton; George T.
Wickes, Bozeman ; Henry Hocking. John
Hender, Henry Yivion, N. Rule, Jas. Eddy,
Wm. Wills, Butte; R. H. Britt. Miles City.
—Mrs. Jos. Davis returned from the
States on last evening's train, haviug been
aliseut three months. She ha«l a delight
ful trip, making the "grand rounds.' v isit
ing New York, Washington. Chicago, New
Orleans, Houston, and spending several
weeks on the lieach at Galveston. Texas.
Mrs. Davis was accompanied home by her
cou«in. Miss Lute Bli«h. of Seymour. ln«li
aiu. but itceuily of Galveston, an a«* oui
plished young lady who will prove an ac
ceptable acquisition to Helena society.
River Press : Lieut. Francis B. Jones,
3d Infantry, who has for many years been
regimental «quartermaster of his regiment,
receivtd his promotion to Captain aud As
sistant R'uartermastei yesterday. Con
gratulations from his brother officers aud
others were showered upon him. Lieut.
Jones is one of the most efficient officers
in the serrice. and this tardy recognition ot
his services in the quartermaster s depart
ment is but just, and his friends all over
the country will rejoice.
Took Part at the Fire.
Fire Marshal Curtis, en route home from
Washington, stopped over last week in
Chicago. While there a big blaze on
Wabash avenue engaged his services, as
learned by papers of the 11th. The Mail
says :
Just after the conflagration started
Charles D. Curtis, Chief of the Helena.
M. T., Fire Department, arrived. Al
though he was dressed in his best clothes,
he proffered bis services and weut in with
the rest and worked with a will. Marshal
Sweenie and Chief Curtis say the south
eml of the edifice would have lieen saved
but for the high wind from the south.
The Telegraph of the same date makes
the following mention of oar chief:
The Fire Marshal of Helena. Montana,
arrived in the city this morning, and as
soon as he discovered that there was a
proability of a big blaze he buttoned his
coat close around him, rolled up his pant*,
and grabbing the nozzel of a hose sailed in
and won the thanks of the laddies by his
heroic efforts. When the fire was well
under way he took a breathing spell and
during that period confided to a reporter
that the hoys were "dandies."
Remaining in the Post Office at Helena, Lewto
and Clarke County. Montana Territory, on the
2M day of April, !S85. When called for
pleaeeaar "advertieed. '
Anthony Clarence
Anderson Ian
lUnay John W
Bernard Ja«
Rimonettc <IC
Borgaen John
Bollinger Citas K
Broo Tring
Briggs Harry
Brown J Fil
Brown Kotiert
Cambell E M Mrs
Clayton W C
Cotirtney H*»«lie Mist
Colwell II I*
Cummings L
Davis W .1
lH-vasher John W
lX-Marvelloni J W
Dolan J \Y
Donahue Thon
1 loran C P
Dryeth A Armor
Kwing C O
Hinter Wm
Fay Nicholas 2
Flannery Janua
Foreman J I
Fuchs Charles
Frcene F
Gravais W M
Gebhardt Henry
Haggans John
Haul in l'a
Henry Prsnk
HibbartW W
Hill Charlie
Hopper At
Howry W
Howe II D
Hunt Lucy II
Knight J B
l.yuneh Ellie Miss
Izek Liren
Mackall Saiul 2
Moore Uwrne
Martin Malinda Mis«
Mcllree Clinton
Neileon Jennie Mrs
Nolan Martin
Ohtoon John
Otis James
Paulin Harry
Ree-1 Joseph J
Hickson Jean
Rodgers .1 C
Robertson Hannibal
Staudford Maud
8ttamn Ja*
Nuesedfading Sohrv
Todd MarvK
Webb W B
Wilson A W
William« F\a
Williams Robert
Willis W W
Worcester Charles 5
W> He R C
I». H. CUTHBERT. Postmaster.
DAVI8—FROST.—At the resident - of J. R.
Markson. in Missouri Valley, April 11th. *N*i('J r
Rev. M. J. Hall, Mr. Sewcil V. Davis and Mi»
Vcmie A. Frost.
GOODMAN.—In Helena. April 14tb, 1S85, to
the wife of M. Goodman, a son.
GEBAUER.— In Helena. April sth, 1S85, to the
Wife of W. H. Geheuer, a son
BUCK.—On April 18th, l*N5,te the wife of Capt.
D. W. Buck, a eon.
Ml'RTA.—In this city, on the 16th inst.. Joseph
Edward, voungest child of Mr. and Mrs. Johu
Murta, aged 18 months.

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